CES 2012 Ultrabook counter: the score so far … 6

| January 14, 2012

10 January 2012 13:12 GMT / By Dan Sung

Last year it was quite about tablets, but the theme of CES 2012 is excessively much Ultrabooks. Whether you think it’s straightforward an excuse to give laptops some kind of sexy appeal or you’re furious for these high powered, slimline mode of speech machines is irrelevent. That fact is that these things are hither and they’re here to stay (because a while, anyway).

The rules of the pastime are that Ultrabooks have to subsist packing one of the Intel Core clan of processors, have solid state storage, reach with a long life battery, be super skinny and super light. Keep your eyes steady this page because it will subsist updated throughout the show.

LG Z330

Kicking facing proceedings even before anyone in the tech results had touched down in Vegas, naught old LG stole the pre-explain by sneaking out not one moreover two Ultrabooks. The first was the LG Z330. With a waistline of pure 14.7mm, it weighs in at right 1.21kg – over 100g less than the 13.3-inch MacBook Air.

Like the MacBook pattern, it also packs a 13.3-twelfth part of a foot HD display and a quick boot-up time of 10 seconds from dead or 2 seconds from be thoughtless. Its engine room is packing an Intel i7 chip and there’s a SATA3 SSD on board too. All very nice. Tick. Read else

LG Z430

The LG Z430 takes its in some degree brother up to 14 inches, throws in a HDD option (to sit alongside a SSD – up to 500GB) no more than does add a second or two to the benefit time, around 5mm to the waistline and well-nigh 300g to the weight. Still Ultra? Just not far from, according to LG.

Sure, it strength not be as exciting as the LG Z330 if it be not that it’s still an Ultrabook and that’s which counts. Both of these LG Ultrabooks should subsist shipping world wide in the second quarter of 2012. Read more

Lenovo T430u

Lenovo has been throwing out altogether sorts of technology at CES this year. A highlight was greatest number definitely the T430u which is lawful claim to arrive at the relatively affordable Ј543, poor for an Ultrabook. It might not be the thinnest Ultrabook sized in at 20.3mm and weighing 1.8kg, it does however boast a bit more customisation options than principally. Choices of Intel processors and Nvidia graphics are quite possible, as is using an SSD.

The T430u is directly out in Q3 this year and is aimed probable at businesses who need portability. The classic matte design too looks particularly swish in Ultrabook configurationation. Read more

Acer Aspire S5

The exciting matter about the S5, other than its extremely slimline 15mm not quick form factor, is that it is the rudimentary Ultrabook to incorporate Thunderbolt. The usual SSD storage and of course Intel processors are largess, there is however an HDD/SSD choice as well. 

MagicFlip I/O is the S5′s other trump-card card in its hand. Essentially a ready flip down cover for the laptop’s ports, it gives the guise that it is one single sealed image. Read More

Samsung Series 5

The Samsung Series 5 is to draw near in two sizes, either a 13 or 14-twelfth part of a foot option. SSD storage options keep the import down at 1.38kg and a 13.3-inch display with anti glare makes using the laptop adhering the go relatively good. 

The bigger 14-inch model uses a HD7550M 1GB GPU that is quite a significant size of graphical processor towards an Ultrabook. Read More

HP Envy 14 Spectre

HP’s rather frighteningly named Envy 14 Spectre, what one. sounds more like a piece of weaponry than a laptop, is too entering into the Ultrabook battle. There is two models, a 14 and 13-inch offering, both with Intel processors and SSD. 

The exciting scrap is the Beats Audio and HP Radiance tech in the sieve that makes the thing sound and appear much better. Read More

What Ultrabook are you from? Let us know in the comments in the regions of the dead … 


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