Sony has extended its Vaio-E line notebook range, releasing a series of portable 11″ laptops.
E-series 11 notebook is an 11.6″ addition to the 15″ and 17″ E-series versions that Sony released past month, and is targeted at customers who want to “stay mobile without sacrificing PC functionality”.
Sony Vaio E-series 11″ includes: AMD dual-core 1.7GHz E2-1800 CPU, the E-series 11″ arrive with integrated AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphic card, 4GB of RAM (max 8GB) and a 500GB HDD.
The 11.6″ Vaio display works with 1366×768 resolution, however the notebook may drive an external monitor at up to 1920×1200 through its VGA or HDMI ports.
Sony claims the E-series 11 will give you up to 6 hrs of battery life from a one charge and will support the mobile phone charge function that tops up your mobile gadgets battery through USB even if the notebook is turned off.
With a weight of 1.5kg, the laptop is heavier than some bigger ultrabook versions, however weighs 100 grams lighter than Sony’s own 13″ ultrabook, the Vaio T13.
Notebook has one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, gigabit Ethernet, and a cardreader supporting both SD Card and Sony’s own Memory Stick flash cards.
Not surprisingly, there’s also an HD web camera powered by “Exmor for PC” for better, crisper chats.
Sony’s new 11″ notebook is presented in 2 colors – white or black, priced from $620 and will ship with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
Acer currently introduced the Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 series of Ultrabooks. These are thinner and lighter than previously models of the Timeline collection, the new Timeline Ultra versions are only 0.81″ thin and weigh just 4.3lbs. The Timeline Ultra Series gives 3rd generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, NVIDIA graphics and 14 ” LCDs or 15.6″ displays. All versions contain a 2-spindle style (DVD and HDD). A 500GB HDD gives plenty of space for big files.
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Series of Ultrabooks is going to be on the market at the end of June and costs $679.99 – $829.99.
Good news for fans of Apple – company is beginning to produce notebooks with Retina displays, which means there are so many pixels on the display.
The negative information is that Retina displays not cheap. The first laptop from Apple with this display will be a 15″ MacBook Pro with a starting price of $2199.
That big price isn’t only for the display screen. The new MacBook Pro additionally has a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT650M graphic card, 8 GB of 1600MHz RAM and 256 GB HDD. Case that measures only 0.71″ thick and weighs less than 4.5 lbs. Battery life
– 7 hrs.
Dell present new Ultrabooks for budget sector – Inspiron 14z and Inspiron 13z. On the surface, they look much the same: The Inspiron 13z is thinner and lighter at 3.81 lbs, with several flexible port covers for its a few USB-3 sockets, High-Def 1.4a and Ethernet ports. The Inspiron 14z has a little more height and weight – 4.12 lbs, DVD drive, Radeon HD 7570 graphics and a 32GB SATA drive for solid state caching.
To decrease prices, each come with a 1.4 GHz Core i3 CPU and 6GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, Skullcandy speakers, Waves MaxxAudio processing, and 1366 x 768 quality displays.
Start selling: June 19th
Prices: Inspiron 14z – $699.99, Inspiron 13z – $599.99
Acer now presents its latest Windows 8 ultrabooks – the Aspire S7 Series. Accessible in 2 sizes, 13.3″ and 11.6″. Both feature a modern metallic body style.
With the aluminum style, the Aspire S7 Ultrabooks are thin and light, however for everyday use. The 13.3″ product gives up to 12 hrs of battery life, whilst the 11.6″ unit can work for up to 9 hrs.. To create the ideal of the effective parts, Acer created its progressive Acer Twin Air air conditioning system to make effective cooling and give the finest thermal comfort.
Acer’s S7 Series additionally characteristics a light-sensing keyboard, which instantly detects changes in lighting conditions and changes the keyboard backlight lighting.
Intel‘s been trying to play the slow tease with its Haswell microarchitecture dating back 2008. Currently, we finally have a look at what products running that 22nm core may look like. Shown off at IDF 2012 down in Brazil, the company’s prexy Fernando Martins was photographed brandishing an Ivy Bridge Windows 8 ultrabook, replete with touch screen functionality.
If these hands-on functions will make it into the final consumer device, this new style does at least tip us off to a potential form factor. When those chips do make their official debut, you could expect a line of ultrabooks that will reportedly consume 20-x less power and last up to 240 hours on standby.
The EliteBook Folio – Hewlett Packard’s first business-class ultrabook. It has several of the functions we’ve come to expect from customer-focused ultrabooks such as a thin and light style and solid state storage.
However it also has business security functions as well as one thing that’s nearly impossible to find on an ultrabook – replaceable battery.
The ultrabook has a 14″, 1366×768 pixel display, weights – 3.6 pounds, and 0.75″ thick.
The laptop features a DisplayPort, VGA, 3 USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet port, a Smart Card reader and finger-print scanning device into the case. The Elitebook Folio additionally has an embedded TPM protection chip and supports total volume encryption.
Whilst Hewlett Packard’s customer ultrabooks that will launch with 2nd generation Intel Core CPU’s and get Ivy Bridge upgrades later this year, the EliteBook Folio will ship with Ivy Bridge.
The laptop includes 2 memory slots (for up to 16GB of RAM). Hewlett Packard will offer hard disk and solid state disk options, with support for up to 500GB of storage or 256GB with an SSD.
The Sony Vaio T11 – ultrabook with an 11.6″ display, while the Vaio T13 – 13.3″ display.
Both ultrabooks go on sale in this month, but Sony hasn’t indicated any costs details.
The 13.3″ model sizes 12.7″ x 8.9″ x 0.7″ and weighs 3.5lbs. Display 1366 x 768 pixel and Sony says the ultrabook provides up to 9 hrs of battery-life.
The ultrabooks will deliver with an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, Windows 7 OS, solid state HDD or mixed storage – large HDD and small SSD to increase efficiency.
Sony is outfitting the Vaio T line laptops with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet ports and with SDHC card port. That SDHC card port also will take with Sony Memory Stick cards.
The laptops have one USB-2 port and a USB 3.0 port.
Connectivity and dvd drives are some of the first casualties of Intel’s laptop slimming process to come up with the Ultrabook specs. As a result, a market is developed for external connectivity alternatives such as docking stations, which give users extra connectivity when at their workplace, while sustaining the extra mobility of Ultrabook, when on the move. Apricorn released one such device. Named the NetDock, the gadget contains a slimline DVD drive, provision for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD-SSD and a 4-port USB 2.0 hub.
The NetDock connects to Ultrabook over a USB-2 port. Its DVD/RW is capable of writing discs at 8x speeds. One of the four downstream USB-2 ports is a port for charging different portable gadgets (such as smartphones, media players, tablet PC’s…). Both drives (the DVD/RW and the additional 2.5-inch HDD-SSD) are visible as USB storage units. The NetDock sizes 158.8(W) x 146.1(D) x 54.0(H) mm, and supports Windows-7/Vista/XP OS and Mac OS X.
The development of the MacBook Pro, as imagined by creator Jules Moretti, is this mixed design, the MacPad Pro that combines the touchscreen features of the iPad into both the key pad and main display. Quite simply, essentially you get a pair of iPads hinged together that work in tandem! Just turn the lightweight unit in a “spine up” position to read it like a book.
The ethernet and firewire 800 jacks have been removed to allow for a thinner body allowing room for much more thunderbolt connectors as well as three USB3 ports.