Acer Aspire V notebooks available in Canada at end of June

Acer announced today its new Aspire V series of notebooks will be on sale in Canada near the end of June, packing Intel's Ivy Bridge processors into a slimmer body.The laptops are 30

Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Acer unveils Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks with cradles, keyboards

Acer on Monday unveiled new Windows 8 products, including tablets that come with attachable peripherals and ultrabooks fitted with touchscreens, as the company tries to set itself apart from the competition with new

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Michael Kan

Dell XP3 13 a stylish and well-made Ultrabook

Lately I've been changing things up a bit. For several months I used a little Lenovo ThinkPad X220 running Windows 7 and had a great experience -- it felt rock solid and responsive,

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Eric Knorr

New Ivy Bridge chip runs way hotter than its predecessor

Not so fast, overclocking enthusiasts -- early online scuttlebutt suggests that Intel's new Ivy Bridge chips run hotter than their Sandy Bridge precursors by as much as 20 or 30 degrees Celsius.Initialtestingshows that

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Jon Gold

Intel’s first Ivy Bridge ultrabooks to hit market on June 5

Chip maker Intel has announced the availability of its quad-core third generation Intel Core processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge - the first to be built using Intel's latest 22-nanometer tri-gate manufacturing process.Until now, computers,

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Toshiba partners with IBM on end-point management

Toshiba Corp. will begin baking in IBM's end-point management control into the BIOS of its business-line laptops to give IT departments control over security and power functions before the operating system even loads,

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

AMD readies tablet chip, alters design methodology

Advanced Micro Devices will take a fundamentally different approach to designing chips as it tries to move away from playing second fiddle to Intel.The company will blur the lines between CPUs and graphics

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Agam Shah

Ultrabook shipments could hit 178 million by 2016

Ultrabooks will grow at three times the rate of tablets over the next five years, according to Juniper Research, with shipments expected to reach 178 million by 2016.While overall notebook shipment volumes will

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Dell’s new PowerEdge servers offer savings to small firms

By cutting the flab and offering only the essentials Dell Inc. has come up with a pair of penny-pinching, power-saving servers ideal for many small and medium-sized business operations.The Dell PowerEdge T110 II

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

7 ways Ultrabooks will make laptops hot again

At CES 2012, the ultrabook is the new tablet. Of course, there are plenty of new tablets being offered up as well, but 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Intel Ultrabooks sets bar higher for laptops

Future ultrabook laptops will have touchscreens, voice recognition, longer battery life and lower prices, an Intel executive said Monday, as he also took a swipe at tablets during a press conference at the

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

Express IT: Three tech predictions for 2012

What technology future does 2012 hold for small businesses?Will Intel's Ultrabooks become a successful form factor and flagship device for Windows 8? What features will be included in the new iPhone 5? Has

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Toshiba Protege Z830 Ultrabook falls short of expectations

The best thing about Toshiba's first Ultrabook effort is the simple elegance of the notebook's design. A brushed aluminum exterior makes this lightweight laptop feel as classy as it is portable. The slim

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Acer ships first sub-$1,000 ultrabook

Acer on Monday shipped its Aspire S3 ultrabook starting at $899, becoming the first to crack the $1,000 price barrier in Intel's new category of thin and light laptops.The S3 has a 13.3-inch

Published on: October 12th, 2011 Agam Shah