The 13-inch laptop has gone on leaps and bounds recently, thanks massively to Intel’s Ultrabook specifications.
At the moment, all Ultrabooks feature 13-inch screens, with 14 and 15-inch models incoming later this year.
In many ways, a 13-inch laptop is the perfect size for a portable PC; they’re not as fiddly and squint-inducing as netbooks, but not as heavy and awkward as a full-on notebook.
The price of these machines is higher than netbooks though, so if your wallet’s feeling the strain we recommend you take a look at our guide to the 15 best netbooks in the world today.
If you’re looking for a tablet and don’t fancy an iPad, then Android is the way to go. (Don’t know what an Android tablet is? Check out: what is an Android tablet?)
There are other options out there; Windows 7 tablets are available, the BlackBerry PlayBook is on sale now and the HP TouchPad has come and gone in a flurry of £99 panic-buying. But Android 3.0 is currently the main OS rival to the iPad, and the products are creeping onto the shelves one by one.
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Intel is aiming to take on the MacBook Air in the superthin laptop category, with a new, surprisingly affordable range of Ultrabooks.
Intel claimed at Computex back in May that it thinks Ultrabooks “will make up 40 per cent of the market by the end of 2012.”
Sub-$1000 sweet spot
And that’s no idle boast, if the latest news on the pricing plans for Ultrabooks are anything to go by, with strong suggestions that Intel is set to hit that all-important sub-$1,000 sweet spot price point.
The latest news on Ultrabook manufacturing costs comes from Digitimes, which claims that Intel’s [...]
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If you’re looking for a tablet and don’t fancy an iPad, then Android is the way to go.
There are other options out there; Windows 7 tablets are available, the BlackBerry PlayBook is on sale now and the HP TouchPad is coming soon. But Android 3.0 is currently the main OS rival to the iPad, and the products are creeping onto the shelves one by one.
We’ve gone from zero Android tablets to stacks of the things in a very short space of time, and inevitably some are better than others.
Some have ten-inch [...]
Although the form factor is unchanged, the 2011 Apple iMac refresh represents a significant step forwards for the popular all-in-one computer. Again consisting of two 21.5-inch models and two with 27-inch screens, the entire lineup has switched to Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, the second generation of the respected Core-i CPU series.
Quad core Intel Corei5s are used throughout, whereas the 2010 iMacs they replace used dual core Intel Core i3s in all but the most expensive model.
The 27-inch iMac under review here is the priciest in the 2011 range, but instead of the quad-core 3.1GHz [...]
Acer has announced the latest in its Timeline series of thin, light and power-frugal laptops with a UK release date of May.
The Timeline X (meaning ‘excellent’) promises up to 12 hours of battery life. We will need to get our hands on the laptop to be sure of that claim, but the machines do boast various power saving options including Acer’s own PowerSmart and backlit LED panels boosted by Intel Display Power Savings (iDPS) guaranteeing the same image quality but using 30 per cent less power.
Prices start at £599 and there will be up to nine variants.
The original sell of [...]