Don't-Miss Ultrabook Stories

Western Digital rolls out ultra-slim 5mm Ultrabook drives

1 year ago |

If you want the thinnest of Ultrabooks but don't need a costly SSD, WD's new thin and slim 5mm hard drives—in standard and hybrid varieties—can save you both space and dough.

The best Windows 8 machines you can buy today

1 year ago |

Our top tablet, laptop, and desktop picks from the first generation of Windows 8 hardware are touch-friendly and ready to change your expectations of what a computer should be.

Chromebooks vie to replace netbooks

1 year ago |

The once-hot netbook may have been decimated by the arrival of tablets, but inexpensive, lightweight laptops are showing staying power. The latest iteration in that category is Chromebooks, laptops with Google's Chrome OS, which is seen as a lightweight OS alternative to Windows for users who do most of their computing on the Web. There is substantial backing for Chromebooks with companies like Google, Lenovo, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Acer offering models with different screen sizes and hardware.

Toshiba's "Retina-like" Kirabook limited to 1080p video output

1 year ago |

Connect an external monitor to the Kirabook and you'll be limited to resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels.

Windows 8 touch laptop prices to hit $200 by the holidays, Intel CEO says

1 year ago |

Intel executives love to talk about how the next generation of PCs powered by Intel processors is going to be surprisingly cheap.

As PC shipments drop, budget machines may offer relief

1 year ago |

Could cheap, yet full-featured budget machines, help the embattled PC market regain some of the ground it has lost to tablets and other mobile devices?

Struggling PC makers and Windows 8 push PC market into free fall

1 year ago |

A "perfect storm" of struggling PC companies, aversion to Windows 8 and wider mobile-device adoption plunged the already struggling PC market into a free fall during the first quarter this year, IDC said.

Blackstone proposes counterbid for Dell, reports say

1 year ago |

Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a preliminary counterbid to buy out Dell, which would rival the current proposed offer of US$24.4 billion from Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell made in early February.

If demand for larger tablets erodes, can Ultrabooks take their place?

1 year ago |

Ultrabook sales may be poised for a boost as more people give up larger tablets like the iPad in favor of 7-inch slates--but also want a larger screen to use for work.

HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which display interface reigns supreme?

1 year ago |

Both HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of sending high-definition video and audio from a source device to a display. So what's the difference? Is one display interface standard superior or more flexible compared to the other? We'll try to answer those questions in this head-to-head comparison of their feature sets and typical use scenarios.

IDC: PC shipments to decrease in 2013

1 year ago |

Worldwide PC shipments dropped in 2012 on an annual basis for the first time in more than a decade and that is expected to continue this year, research firm IDC said on Monday.

Surface Pro vs. PC gaming: We torture test the tablet's gaming prowess

1 year ago |

The Surface Pro has been advertised as a business machine, but that doesn't mean it can't play games. We take a look at just how well it handle itself when put through a few days of the average gaming machine.

Dell's 'Sputnik' Ubuntu Linux laptop gets a key upgrade

1 year ago |

Now with a full HD display, this developer-focused machine will soon roll out in Europe as well.