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  • LG intros thinnest Ultrabook yet: The XNote Z330

    LG has hopped on the Ultrabook bandwagon with its introduction of the super-thin XNote Z330 laptop. It looks strikingly similar to the Apple MacBook Air, and unfortunately also comes with a similar premium price tag.

  • Laptop Makers Taking a Timid Approach with Ultrabooks

    By Ian Paul | 07 September, 2011 00:05

    Fearing slow sales and a market dominated by <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/product/710257/apple_116inch_macbook_air14ghz_64_gb.html?p=review">Apple's MacBook Air</a>, major notebook makers plan to release a limited number of <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/228991/intel_launches_new_class_of_ultrabook_laptops.html">ultrabook laptops</a> in 2011, according to an online report. Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba are all producing initial shipments of 50,000 units or less, adopting a wait-and-see approach to Intel's new laptop product category, according to Taiwan-based <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110905PD215.html">DigiTimes</a>.

  • Acer taking on MacBook Air with Ultrabook laptop

    Acer plans to rival the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/230179/upcoming_macbook_air_refresh_should_be_first_ultrabook.html">MacBook Air</a> this October with a new 13.3-inch <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/229002/intels_ultrabooks_what_you_need_to_know.html">Ultrabook laptop</a> featuring Intel Core <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/215318/lab_tested_intels_sandy_bridge_cpus_deliver_blazing_speed_and_energy_savings.html">Sandy Bridge</a> chips, longer battery life, and solid-state or hard disk storage options, according to the latest rumors. The supposed Acer Aspire 3951 is clearly a MacBook Air-inspired device including design choices such as silver aluminum casing, large trackpad, and chiclet keyboard. Images of the purported new laptop recently leaked online through the <a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&amp;prev=_t&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;layout=2&amp;eotf=1&amp;sl=auto&amp;tl=en&amp;u=http://sohoa.vnexpress.net/sh/may-tinh/laptop/2011/08/3b9b488f/">Vietnamese site Sohoa</a>.

  • Apple adds Thunderbolt to MacBook Air, Mac Mini

    At the same time Apple released its long-awaited Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (in a first, via online-only distribution), the tech giant also updated two of its Macintosh computers to include the Thunderbolt external bus technology that provides transfer rates of up to 10Gbps and supports storage, network, and video connections. The MacBook Air slim laptop and the Mac Mini small-footprint desktop both now come with Thunderbolt. The MacBook Pro and iMac were released with Thunderbolt ports earlier this year. Only the Mac Pro ships without Thunderbolt.

  • Dell teases MacBook Air rival with Facebook video

    Dell has teased its upcoming XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop on Facebook, posting photos and a video to pique consumer interest. The 15.6-inch laptop sports a slim and streamlined design and, like the late Dell Adamo, is meant to take on the MacBook Air.

  • MSI X-Slim X-370: The ultrathin laptop race heats up

    The latest entry in the ultra-slim laptop stakes is the MSI X-Slim X-370. The X-370, announced today, joins the growing ranks of ultra-slim portable notebooks like the MacBook Air and Samsung Series 9. The X-370 runs the latest AMD Fusion processor, is less than an inch thick, and weighs just a bit over 3 pounds, making it a serious ultraportable contender.