Don't-Miss Ultrabook Stories
The Vaio T13 and T11 are both available for advance order and configuration at a German website; their main difference is the display size.
The XPS 13 is a fine, well-made, durable-seeming laptop with some style, but some people may prefer to spend their money on a faster processor and a lot more storage.
These lower-priced Ultrabooks will use plastic materials for the chassis, rather than the more pricey aluminum used today.
The 15-inch laptop will sport a Core i5 3317U processor clocked at 1.7Ghz, but Samsung didn’t say when it would be available to buy, or for how much.
Sony is joining Intel's ultrabook push with the new Vaio T family, which includes models with 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screens, the company said on Wednesday.
Put your wallet away. With Ivy Bridge ultrabooks promised in a matter of weeks, it would be foolish to spend money buying an ultrabook right now.
Although the first round of Ivy Bridge processors is headed to high-end PCs, Ultrabooks--and laptops in general--seem to be the real winners when it comes to upgrading to Intel's new processor line.
The first wave of Ivy Bridge chips reportedly include 13 quad-core processors and are designed for desktops. Dual-core processors for Ultrabooks and other hardware will roll out later this spring.
Intel said Tuesday that its first Core processors based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture will go into high-end desktops and laptops.
Intel's latest concept for Ultrabook-tablet hybrids is beautiful but expensive.
Apple is suspected to be the first manufacturer to launch an Ivy Bridge-equipped laptop, before new ultrabooks adopt the chip in May.
Intel says the Ultrabooks will include new form factors such as hybrids that can switch from laptops to touchscreen tablets.
BuyDig.com is selling the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook for only $800, with free shipping (with a mail-in rebate).