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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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First-Generation Ultrabook Prices May Drop as Much as 25 Percent

Want a super thin laptop at sub-$1000 prices? You may be in luck.

Asus U47 Ultraportable Stuffs Power into 13-Inch Chassis

The inch-thick Intel Ivy Bridge laptop sports a 14-inch Display, DVD Drive, and a hefty hard drive.

AMD Targets Ultrabooks, Shows 18mm Trinity Notebook

Super-skinny laptops will offer long battery life and smaller price tag than Intel's entries, AMD tells analysts.

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook Hits Best Buy: Sports 14-inch Display, DVD Drive, $900 Price Tag

Samsung's eagerly anticipated Series 5 Ultrabook arrives at Best Buy Monday delivering standard notebook specs in an ultra-sleek chassis.

Microsoft Kinect Motion-Sensing Technology Coming to Laptops, Sources Say

If Kinect capability does arrive in laptops, you may soon be able to control programs with the wave of your hand.

Leaked: BlackBerry PlayBook, Smartphones for 2012

Here's what's (supposedly) on RIM's roadmap for 2012.

Order to Decrypt Laptop Does Not Violate Defendant’s Fifth Amendment, Judge Rules

Federal judge denies defendant's claim that turning over the contents of her laptop's hard drive violates her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

HP Recalls Laptops Over Faulty Batteries

HP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall. Here's a list of the affected devices.

Asus Introduces Its B23E 12.5-inch Business Ultraportable Laptop

The Asus B23E12.5-inch laptop is built to take the abuse that road warriors can throw at a notebook.

MSI GUS II Provides External Graphics to Laptops via Thunderbolt

You no longer need a powerful dedicated graphics card in your laptop to run graphics-intensive programs--just plug in the MSI GUS II external GPU.

Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available for HP TouchPad via CyanogenMod 9

Want to turn your outdated TouchPad into an ICS machine? Now you can!

Ultrabooks Pair with Cache SSDs for Speed, Value

Cache solid state drives are also a PC upgrader's dream, giving a cheap SSD speed boost at a budget and with little hassle.

5 Useful Laptop Accessories Spotted at CES 2012

Road warriors can find a selection of handy add-ons ranging from bags with built-in chargers to docking stations and tiny mice (or anti-mice).

Tablets will Kill Laptops, Say Nearly Half of Americans

Users are taken with tablets -- but they aren't ditching the increasingly ultraportable laptops as fast as the doomsday predictions suggest.

Asus Launches Colorful, Slim Eee PC Flare Netbooks and $399 Ultraportable Laptop

Asus Monday announced several new models of netbooks with a new "Flare" design and an incredibly priced ultraportable laptop.