With’s OS expected to launch in a few months, PC vendors are preparing a number of devices to take advantage of the touch-based interface. Asus is going with its Transformer-style detachable screen, while others such as Samsung and Lenovo have convertible -cum- hybrids in mind.
Theis selling well above expectations, a Dell executive told CNET this week, offering some hope for the new class of skinny .
“We can’t build enough of them at the moment,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s Consumer and SMB (small and medium business) product group, speaking about the higher-end laptop announced back in January.
“A little bit less than 3X the expected demand,” he said. Burd declined to be more specific, saying Dell “never” discloses numbers. Read more »
What could be the firsthas a price tag. We hope you’re not standing on your head right now, because the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will cost £1,200, the company has revealed.
The Yoga is anlaptop with a folding screen that bends over backwards to turn the whole thing into a , like the Asus Eee PC T101MT. It’s powered by , the next generation of ’s venerable operating system which will run both computers and . The basic model costs £1,200, and a more powerful model costs an even more kundalini-disturbing £1,500.
New Intel solid-state drives are aimed at boosting Windows startup and wake times, making them a hardware feature that will be especially applicable to.
The Intel313 Series offers what is in effect a solid-state drive cache, increasing the “responsiveness” of PCs that are based on hard disk drives — that being a word Intel and throw around a lot these days.
Responsiveness is code for the kind of instant-on experience you get on a Read more »or smartphone.
Forto succeed, the display needs to be as good as a or .
A lower quality display can be a deal breaker for consumers in the age of the iPad, which boasts a high-quality, high-resolution in-plane switching (IPS) display.
IPS typically offers better viewing angles and better contrast than the screens used on most ultrabooks today.
This shortcoming has become apparent in more than a fewreviews of the Read more », which in almost every other respect is generally considered an excellent design. (Another review here focuses on the XPS’ display.)
With Intel’s latest silicon due soon, the chipmaker is cranking up the marketing volume for, saying the skinny usher in a “a new era of computing.”
The marketing campaign launched this week is the biggest in about a decade, spanning television, online, and print ads, the company said today. And Intel is putting its proverbial money where its mouth is.
Hundreds of millions of dollars will be allocated for the “largest marketing spend for the company since launching Intel Centrino in 2003,” Intel said in a statement. (See first TV ad below.) Read more »
Intel is betting on theinterface in to help drive the production of with touch screens.
The Metro interface in Windows 8 is a unique departure for, and garners a strong reaction from those who try it. The interface consisting of colorful tiles is tailor-made for touch operation, and both Microsoft and Intel are expecting lots of to hit the market.
Tablets are not the only focus for Windows 8 according to Intel. The company expects to see laptops appearing in numbers with touch screens to take advantage of the Metro interface. Intel is even recommending its partners consider building them to fully leverage the new Windows 8 user experience. Read more »
’s touch-centric interface will help to usher in a new wave of with tabletlike touchscreens. To make it easier for users to tap and swipe on even superthin , laptop makers will break out of the traditional clamshell shape and introduce laptops with more unusual designs.
What will these new Windows 8 hybrid laptops look like? The new operating system will make rotating, sliding, and flipping possible on Windows laptops. Here are a few examples of existing hardware designs that offer a taste of what a laptop with Windows 8 capabilities could do. Read more »
Imagine a quad-corelaptop as light as a . Enticing — but first let’s see if commercial designs actually appear from top-tier device makers.
Can a quad-core Windows 8 laptop be as thin as an? That’s the design Qualcomm is aiming for. But we’ve heard this story before.
The San Diego-based chip supplier anticipates superthin Read more »running Windows 8 on top of its Snapdragon chips, according to a report in PC World.