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Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011

Apple Looking Into Fuel Cells For Future Products

Apple Looking Into Fuel Cells For Future Products

Apple recently applied for patents that point to hydrogen fuel-cell powered devices that could potentially last for "days or even weeks of usage without refueling".

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011

Analyst Predicts Decline of Apple's Ultra-Thin Notebook Market Share

Analyst Predicts Decline of Apple's Ultra-Thin Notebook Market Share

Analysts have predicted that Apple will lose their share of the ultra-portable segment, currently dominated by the Macbook Air, which makes up an estimated 49% of all Apple notebook sales. This prediction is reliant on the Ultrabook (as per Intel's specifications) segment picking up speed in 2012.

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011

Futuremark Releases Powermark Battery Life Test for Windows 7

Futuremark Releases Powermark Battery Life Test for Windows 7

Designed for industrial testing, the Powermark is a battery life and power consumption test for notebooks, laptops, tablets and other battery powered devices running Windows 7.

Thursday, 8 Dec 2011

Roadmap of Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile Processors Leaked

Roadmap of Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile Processors Leaked

Following the recent revelation of the details of the Ivy Bridge desktop processors, another leak has ensued. The product details of the mobile versions of the Ivy Bridge CPU have emerged.

Acer Places Its Bets on Ultrabooks

Acer Places Its Bets on Ultrabooks

Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer has recently indicated that it will be banking on Ultrabooks to return them into profitability. As part of the same move, Acer has also signaled that they will stop focusing on "cheap and unprofitable" products in a blind race for market share.

Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011

Strong Tablet and Expected Ultrabook Demand Boost Adata SSD Sales

Strong Tablet and Expected Ultrabook Demand Boost Adata SSD Sales

Taiwanese memory module manufacturer, Adata Technology has reported that rising demand for tablets, and an influx of short lead-time orders from the Ultrabook sector, led to SSD sales staying at high levels. Hopefully, the strong demand reported will lead to lower SSD prices.

Monday, 5 Dec 2011

Ultrabooks to Stimulate Stalled Windows-Intel

Ultrabooks to Stimulate Stalled Windows-Intel "Framework"

Acer's chairman, J.T Wang, feels that Ultrabooks could be the magic bullet that jolts the "Wintel" (Windows-Intel) slump on touch-centric devices. He also mentioned price as a major deciding factor that will make or break the Ultrabook.

Thursday, 1 Dec 2011

Acer Expects Ultrabook Price Cuts in Q2 2012

Acer Expects Ultrabook Price Cuts in Q2 2012

It may not be in time for the holiday season, but Acer expects a significant drop in Ultrabook prices in the second quarter of 2012. Read on to find out more.

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011

Apple to Add 15-inch MacBook Air?

Apple to Add 15-inch MacBook Air?

Looks like rumors of a 15-inch MacBook Air are getting louder the closer we get to 2012 -- which will also see the launch of the Ivy Bridge architecture in early 2012.

Monday, 28 Nov 2011

1080p Ultrabooks from Acer and ASUS in early 2012?

1080p Ultrabooks from Acer and ASUS in early 2012?

The best part about the bigger, better and faster competition between manufacturers is that consumers may have full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) Ultrabooks to choose from as early as Q1 2012.

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