Dec 202012

Following the isting of ASUS Taiji dual screen ultrabook and the cheap S400 series ultrabook, Asus will release the brand new BU400/BU500 series commercial ultrabook on December 21. This series ultrabooks will not only be equipped with the latest Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, but also be equipped with the NVS 5200M discrete graphics.

The ASUS BU400/BU500 series ultrabooks exterior design inspiration is from the extractive file folder, it uses unibody shell, the thickness is only about 20mm and it weighs 1.64kg. As a business ultrabook, Asus BU400/BU500 uses steady dark color, and has high strength reinforced LCE carbon fiber structure, shockproof hard disk, the spill-resistant keyboard, large size touchpad, anti-glare screen and some other safety control.

In terms of hardware configuration, this series will be equipped with Ivy Bridge platform Intel i5 or i7 processor, NVIDIA Optimus NVS5200M discrete graphics and SSD solid state drive. It has USB3.0, VGA, HDMI, audio interface, card reader and security lock, and it’s pre-installed Windows8 operating system.

In addition, it is revealed that on the 21st conference Asus may also show the B43 series, P43/P53 Series, E Series and PU500 series new products.

Nov 282012

Although Intel had made great efforts, consumers do not seem to be interest in ultrabooks. There were news that ultrabook accounted for 5% in this year’s notebook shipments. And it’s expected that this figure will rise to 20% in 2013, which will be a great improvement, but not as high as the previous forecast. A year ago, IHS iSuppli had expected ultrabook this year’s shipments would grow 13%, and rise to 28% in 2013.

With the reducing of the processor power, SSD also becomes cheaper, it will be easier for computer manufacturers to establish systems that meets the Intel UltraBook requirements. However, t

Nov 162012

Sony in Japan released some peripherals for their 2012 autumn and winter new products, including several keyboards and mouses for the VAIO brand.

The keyboards and mouses just released are produced for the Sony VAIO series notebook computers and ultrabook, a major feature of these new keyboard is that they can be mounted directly to a laptop or ultrabook, of course, the job of changing the laptop keyboards can not be done by man people, so those who have this need can bring their own laptops and new keyboards to Sony’s customer service center professionals to help, which not only can optimize the appearance of the device, the touch will also be very good.

As to the mouse, the just released new products are connected to the host via Bluetooth, and it’s designed three buttons including a scroll wheel, the colorful front panel can be replaced.

To purchased separately, the price of the keyboard is $37, mouse price is $72, but the set price is $96.

Sep 122012

This Monday, Hewlett-Packard announced at a news conference in New York, to launch a deformable tablet and notebook mix product, as well as several AIO desktops which support touch screen. The most interesting is the Envy X2, at first glance, it is like a typical ultrabook, when the screen is removed, the original 3-pound notebook changes into a 1.5-pound tablet.

Envy X2 is equipped with a 11.6-inch touch screen, when it is placed in the base, you can have a full-size keyboard and touchpad. The keyboard can also increase the battery life, because there is also a battery inside. HP did not disclose the specific life time.

The Envy X2 is equipped with a 2-megapixel front camera and a 800-megapixel rear camera, it supports LED flash.

Envy X2 was earliest shown in the Berlin IFA, and it will be on sale before the end of the year, but the price is unknown.

As to the new AIO, it uses Windows 8 system, two of which support touch screen. The two products are named Envy 23 and Envy 20, and they support HP TouchSmart technology. They are equipped with the Intel processor and SSD hard drive. The Envy 23 price is starting at $999, and will be released in the fall, while the 20-inch Envy 20 price is starting at $799.

Sep 062012

On the IFA Electronics Show being held in Berlin, Germany, the world’s largest PC manufacturer HP brought a big surprise to its fans.

This is a called Spectre XT TouchSmart ultrabook, in order to get its function more perfect, HP adopts the lightning interface on ultrabook for the first time, and the 1080p IPS screen is also a HP’s breakthrough on ultrabook.

This ultrabook’s thickness is only 0.7 inches, but unfortunately its weight is 2.16 kilograms(4.77 pounds).

Seen from the configuration, this HP Spectre XT TouchSmart ultrabook is based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge architecture, with two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card reader, it will also bepre-installed with a series of application software, including Adobe Photoshop Elements listing 10, Adobe Premiere Elements 10, sMedio 360, HP Connected Music, Absolute Data Protect and so on.

Aug 162012

Notebook hard drives are basically using the 2.5 inches specifications, and this hard drive design thickness is 9.5mm, part of the large-capacity 2.5-inch hard disk thickness reaches up to 12.5mm. This thickness level has no problem for an ordinary notebook, but with the advent of ultrabook, the 7mm ultra-thin notebook hard drivers are liked by the manufacturers and users, but it looks that the 7mm is not ultrabook’s best choice. The latest news said that in order to make the ultrabook body thickness and the overall design more in line with its positioning, hard drive manufacturers will upgrade the hard drive for ultrabook, while the thickness of the upgraded 2.5-inch hard drive will reach even more alarming 5mm, this design will gradually accepted by most manufactures. Compared to a 1.8-inch mini notebook hard drive, the performance of the 2.5-inch drives is even better, so the manufacturers tend to use ultra-thin 2.5-inch notebook hard drive rather than the 1.8-inch notebook hard drive, and even the 1.8-inch hard drive is currently mainly based on the thickness of 8mm, which can not be ultrabook ultra-thin design services either, so by contrast, the 2.5 inches 5mm ultra-thin design will be the future ultrabook hard drive’s mainstream design.