How did we miss this gem at Computex last week? Oh right, E3 2012 happened. Lost in the kerfluffle of gaming news is this dual-screen Ultrabook called the Taichi by Asus. As with the company's Padfone, the Taichi bucks convention with a lid that actually has a screen on the inside and outside.
At a press event in New York today, Lenovo joked that it was the second largest PC maker that nobody's heard of, even after overtaking the silver medal from Dell in October and eyeing HP's lead. It's true, most people have no clue who Lenovo is. Some people might know that IBM sold its PC division to the Chinese company in 2005, but Lenovo's PCs and tablets can hardly be considered breakthrough or iconic. Meet the IdeaPad Yoga. Is it an Ultrabook? A giant 13.3-inch tablet? An oversized tabletop digital calendar? It's all of those and it's one of the most interesting transforming laptops we've seen in a while.
Netbooks are so over — for Dell at least. One of the leading computer makers is throwing in the towel on the small and underpowered laptops. From here on out, Ultrabooks will be the way to go.
Somebody want to tell me how Samsung's new Series 5 laptop got Intel's "Ultrabook" stamp of approval? The new 14-inch laptop is still thin at 20.9mm and somehow manages to cram an optical disc drive into its side, but it's already breaking the definition of "Ultrabook."
The onslaught of Ultrabooks has arrived, to fight off the thin and light might of Apple's MacBook Air. Lenovo's U300s is one of the first Ultrabooks coming out of the gate and it's a looker.
PC users, here is your MacBook Air clone. Leaked design pics show Acer's Aspire 3951 — a 13.3-inch Ultrabook (Intel's name for new tier of thin and light notebooks) that looks like it hopped off the Apple factory line in the middle of the night.