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.
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.