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Melanie Pinola is a freelance writer covering all things tech-related. A former IT admin and occasional web developer, she is also the author of LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, a Lifehacker writer, and the Mobile Office Technology expert at About.com.

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New From HP: Stylish Ultrabooks and a Wafer-Thin 'Sleekbook'

HP's summer newcomers will include a high-end Ultrabook, a low-cost Envy, an ultrathin Sleekbook, and a business EliteBook.

Five Good Laptop Bargains to Consider

Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo all have good bargains right now on laptops equipped with older CPUs. But should you wait for laptops powered by new Ivy Bridge chips to hit the shelves? We break it down.

Sony Vaio T Ultrabooks: Ivy Bridge Support, Specs, Pricing Revealed

The Vaio T13 and T11 are both available for advance order and configuration at a German website; their main difference is the display size.

Ultrabook Prices Could Dip to $599 Thanks to Use of Plastic Materials

These lower-priced Ultrabooks will use plastic materials for the chassis, rather than the more pricey aluminum used today.

Gaming Laptops Now Available With Intel's Hot Ivy Bridge Processors

Gaming laptops with the new Ivy Bridge chips--from Alienware, Asus, Samsung, and others--are ready for you to order.

Intel's Ivy Bridge Chips Appear to Run Hotter Than Sandy Bridge Chips When Overclocked

Several tests find Ivy Bridge processors to run much hotter than second-generation Sandy Bridge chips when significantly overclocked.