Netbooks

Acer B113 11.6″ Ultra-Thin Aimed at Business Has Turned Our Head

Acer is coming out swinging with their new line up of Ultra…-thins, the Acer Aspire B113 is a new 11.6-inch notebook for professionals. It is technically the consumer version Acer Aspire V5, so it has a lot in common but has some slightly better

Windows 8: Microsoft Asking $50-$100 for Pre-Installation (Some Including Office)

Microsoft wants to charge a liscence fee of $50 to $100 for pre-installation of Windows 8 on new PCs and tablet PCs, DigiTimes reports, citing sources at Taiwan notebook suppliers. For the normal x86 version of Windows 8, the liscence will be $60-80. Windows 8…

Light Scatters on Full HD Displays of ASUS Zenbooks UX31A & UX32VD – Video

Bad news for prospective customers of ASUS ultrabooks: the full-HD displays on the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A… and Zenbook UX32VD are scattering light. Apparently, the problem is called “light bleeding” because scattered light from the backlight of the display comes through on the edge of

Video: Toshiba U840W Ultrabook with 21:9-Display in Hands-on – Guest Appearances by Z930 und U840

Our friend Chippy was recently at Toshiba Germany and had the opportunity to get a closer look at the whole ultrabook lineup. He took a look at the first Ultrabook with a 21:9… display, the Toshiba U840W, and checked out how well the 14.4-inch

Deal of the Day: Acer Aspire AO722 – 11.6″ Netbook with a Dual Core C60 CPU

If you’re looking for a Netbook that comes with a little extra graphics power then you’ll want to go with a device running an AMD C-60 CPU, it offers much higher graphics performance than Intel’s Atom solution.  The Acer Aspire One AO722 is available on…

Deal of the Day: Acer Aspire One 756 11.6″ Netbook

The Acer Aspire One 756 is an 11.6 inch Netbook and it’s is available from Amazon for a solid price point of $349. Under the hood it’s left the Atom processor behind and it now sporting a Intel Celeron Processor 877 1.4 GHz with a…

Windows 8 Wants to Revive Netbooks with Ultra-thin Design, Touchscreens & Low Prices

Microsoft and Intel don’t want to give up on the netbook market just yet, despite the trend towards more the powerful notebook and tablet. Instead, according to DigiTimes, the two companies hope that the new Windows 8 can breathe new life into the netbook. The…

Gaming on the New MacBook Pro with Retina Display *Videos*

Since last week, videos from gamers have been popping up on YouTube showing the new MacBook Pro with its retina display in action. Besides the obligatory Diablo 3 clips, there is also a video in which BlackPrince310 is playing the  game Borderlands at full resolution,…

More Affordable MacBook Air Pressures Intel & Ultrabook Manufacturers to Lower Costs

Apple recently cut the price of its MacBook Air line by a small margin of $100, but even the moderate price cut might be enough to lure buyers away from Intel and their partners’ ultrabooks. Even though non-Apple ultrabooks start at lower prices, around $700,…

Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge Coming Later this June

Acer just announced the upcoming release of its Aspire S5 ultrabook for later this month. Once again, the “world’s thinnest Ultrabook…” claim is being sung. The Aspire S5 measures 11.2 millimeters at its thinnest and 15 millimeters at its thickest point, so the claim

New MacBook Line-up Calms Wintel’s Fears of a Mac Takeover

Wintel-based notebook vendors heaved a big sigh of relief after Apple announced their new MacBook line-up at WWDC. Apple only introduced new Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a retina display for one MacBook Pro. Whewee! Nothing too huge, and the prices are still much higher…

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display *Hands-On Video & Photo Gallery*

Apple’s new MacBook Pro with retina display is now up for discussion. Is it too expensive, too unprofessional, too big, too heavy, too whatever? No matter what your opinion of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with its extremely high resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels is,…

Apple’s Full Keynote from WWDC 2012 Available Online

In case you missed the flood of news from Apple’s keynote at WWDC yesterday, Apple has placed a video of the address online. Now you can hear all the juicy hardware and software news straight from Tim Cook’s mouth.

The keynote discusses Mountain Lion and…

Apple Announces New MacBook Line Up at WWDC 2012 *Update: Video

We were expecting some pretty crazy and pretty amazing stuff from Apple at this year’s WWDC and so far we aren’t being disappointed. Apple just announced their new MacBook line-up: the new MacBook Air and the new MacBook Pro- both ready to ship today.

First…

Pixel Qi’s Improved Retina Display Less Affected by Sunlight *video* [Computex 2012]

Here comes the last of the Computex news for this year! Pixel Qi showed off its new display technology with two different screen: one with a 1280 x 800 resolution and the other with 1024 x 600. Increased color saturation and nicer white point make…