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Lenovo X121e, 11.6", 1550gm
Another Ultrabook Competitor from Lenovo featuring an Intel Core i3 2357M, 320GB of HDD, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n. Also notice that there are versions with built in 3G
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Acer Aspire One 756, 11.6", 1380gm
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, 10.6", 907gm
Various keyboard types available including backlit and with battery.
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Acer Aspire V5 14, 14.0", 2100gm
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Acer Aspire V5 11, 11.6", 1400gm
Note that there is also an Ivy Bridge based Core-i5 Version available.
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Alienware M11x, 11.6", 1996gm
This gaming ultraportable is heavier than most modern 11.6 inch laptops, but it packs a whole lot more power thanks to the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPU options and NVIDIA GT540UM graphics card with up to 2GB of dedicated graphics memory. The laptop is available with optional Bluetooth 3.0, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 750GB of hard drive space or a 256GB solid state disk. The M11x was first introduced in early 2010, but a major update was released in early 2011, along with a price bump. The base model runs $999 as of April, 2011.
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130, 11.6", 1518gm
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Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431, 13.3", 1905gm
This slim 13.3" Notebook features an Intel Core i5-2410M and two switchable Graphic Cards (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M & Intel HD Graphics 3000).
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1, 13.3", 1690gm
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 with Gorilla Glass Display and an Spill-Resistant LED Backlit Keyboard. It also features a Rapidcharge feature and extended Battery is available.
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Asus U500, 15.6", 2200gm
Also known as UX51. Multiple SSDs come in RAID 0 high performance configuration. Optional external subwoofer available.
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Apple MacBook Air 13.3 (MC965LL 2011), 13.3", 1350gm
The latest MacBook Air from Apple with a weight of 1.06kg, 5hrs of battery and an Geforce 320M graphics processor.
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Apple Macbook Air 13.3 2012, 13.3", 1350gm
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Gigabyte Booktop T1125P, 11.6"
Note that this product was just launched so there are still many features missing. The Booktop T1125P comes with a vertical docking station with additional USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-out and an optical disc drive. For audio, there are two high-quality dual-channel stereo speakers and two woofer speakers which use the THX TruStudio Pro technology. For mobility Features also notice that it has a built-in 3.5G antenna.
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Acer Aspire V5-122, 11.6", 1380gm
Back-lit keyboard, new battery configuration and additional battery port on this model. Touchscreen is 10-point. Various RAM and processor configurations are available in different geo-locations.
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ASUS B23E, 12.5", 1497gm
Note that there is a range of Processors up to an Core i7 2640M (2.8GHz). It does have a combined USB/eSATA port.
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Samsung NP300 (NP300U1A-A01US), 11.6", 1288gm
Another Ultrabook competitor from Samsung.
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LG XNote P220 (SE35K SE50K), 12.5", 1300gm
1.3KG for Core i5. Model SE50K comes with 128GB SSD. Wifi module is 1x1 (basic). No gigabit Ethernet support. Local launch price (Korea) $1050 equivalent. Use LG IPS display with 9.5mm bezel. (12.5" in 11.6 frame), charging USB port (when system off) quoted 6.6hrs battery. No BT 3.0
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Apple MacBook Air 11.6 2012, 11.6", 1080gm
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Sony Vaio Tap 11, 11.6", 780gm
Core i3 and Core i5 versions available. LTE/3G in some regions.
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Samsung 900X1B, 11.6", 1060gm
This is the 11" version of the Samsung Series 9 with a Core i3, 4GB of Ram, 64GB SSD, BT 3.0 + HS, micro HDMI out running Windows 7. It should launch in Europe on 22nd July 2011 at 1099 Euros and in the US for a similar price in dollars.
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Toshiba Portege R835-P81, 13.3", 1451gm
It is powered by an Intel Core i5-2435M clocked at 2.4GHz. Note that its case is made of an magnesium alloy.
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Acer TravelMate B113, 11.6", 1380gm
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Samsung NP350, 12.5", 1352gm
Available in Core i3 and Core i5 (full-clocked 35W TDP Mobile processors) versions. Not available in all regions. Memory upgrade port on back. Sealed battery. Intel Wireless Display is possible although it only has a single antenna 2.4Ghz wireless card. No keyboard backlight.
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Apple MacBook Pro 2012 15-inch, 15.4", 2020gm
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Fujitsu Stylistic Q584, 10.1", 640gm
screen uses IGZO technology. Two versions exist; The one with smartcard reader is not the waterproof IPX5 / 7 / 8 version. Antennas: 2x dual band WLAN/BT, 2x UMTS, 1x GPS for dedicated module, 1x NFC for dedicated module
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Samsung 900X3A, 13.3", 1300gm
This is the Samsung Series 9 with a Core i5, 4GB of Ram, 128GB SSD, BT 3.0 + HS, micro HDMI out running Windows 7.
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Lenovo IdeaPad U300, 13.3", 1580gm
Lenovo IdeaPad U300 features a lot of different options to pick from to fit the needs of different people. Note that it comes with a glass touchpad and its Wireless Display (Wi-Di) functionality.
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Sony Vaio Fit 11A Flip, 11.6", 1279gm
Battery: VGP-BPS42 3200mAh (Expected 3-cell, 35Wh capacity.) , WiFi is Broadcom BCM43142.
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Gigabyte Booktop M2432, 14.0"
Gigabyte's Booktop M2432 comes with a Docking Station in which you can find a NVIDIA GT 440 with 1GB GDDR5 RAM + VGA, HDMI, DVI and several USB Ports. Note that the 2 USB 3.0 Ports are on the Notebook itselve.
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Lenovo Thinkpad X220, 12.5", 1300gm
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with several options on CPU, RAM, HDD, 3G, WiFi and Battery
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ASUS Vivobook S200 X202, 11.6", 1300gm
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Samsung Series 9 13 (900X3C), 13.3", 1133gm
Also available with other Ivy Bridge CPUs
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Apple MacBook Air 11.6 (2011), 11.6", 1080gm
The latest MacBook Air from Apple with a weight of 1.06kg, 5hrs of battery and an Geforce 320M graphics processor.
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Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-471P), 14.0", 1950gm
Note that there is also an Ivy Bridge based Core-i5 Version available.
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Samsung XE700, 11.6", 860gm
Some versions delivered with keyboard and docking station and available with 128GB SSD, Windows Pro and 3G options. Pen does not dock on the device.
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ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ, 15.6", 2160gm
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Samsung Series 5 NP535 (NP535U3C), 13.3", 1450gm
This is the AMD 'ultrathin' version of the Samsung Series 5 being offered at (generally) cheaper prices than the Intel version.
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ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300, 13.3", 1900gm
CPU, memory, SSD and HDD options exist.
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Origin PC EON 11-S, 11.6", 1770gm
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ASUS U36SD, 13.3", 1670gm
The ASUS U36SD Subnotebook features a dualcore Intel Core i5 2410M running at 2.3GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1024MB RAM running at 740MHz and has a 160GB Intel SSD Series 320 built-in.
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Microsoft Surface Pro, 10.6", 907gm
Surface Pro runs full Windows 8 and includes a digitizer and pen. 2x2 Wifi antenna. VaporMag casing. Kick-stand. 17mm iwth thin keyboard cover. Micron C400 SSD,Marvell Avastar 88W8797 WiFi. No Wi-Di. Keyboard not included. No GPS or NFC. Good WiFi performance. No connected-standby.
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Gigabyte Booktop T1132N, 11.6", 1760gm
Gigabytes latest Booktop comes with Nvidia's Optimus Technology, which enables the Booktop to switch between an Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a Geforce GT 520M. It also has 3G Options available.
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Fujitsu Lifebook SH771, 13.3", 1220gm
There are a couple of different versions of this device. One can choose from the following components: CPU: Intel® Core™i7-2640M (2.80 GHz, 4MB L3 cache, 1333MHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Techonology 2.0 up to 3.50GHz Intel® Core™i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3 cache, 1333MHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Techonology 2.0 up to 3.20GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 8GB DDR3 1333MHz HDD: 750GB (7,200rpm) 640GB (7,200rpm) 500GB (7,200rpm) 750GB (5,400rpm) 640GB (5,400rpm) 320GB (5,400rpm) 128GB SSD FDE
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Sony VAIO Z Series, 13.1", 1166gm
Note that there are different Versions available: VPCZ21AGX/B, VPCZ216GX/L, VPC-Z21, VPCZ21TGX/X, VPCZ21SHX/X, VPCZ21 The Processors range from an Core i5-2410M (2.3GHz) to an Core i7-2620M (2.7GHz). The Version above is only the Base specification. There is an option for a 1920x1080 Pixel Display. It comes with an external AMD Radeon HD 6650M Graphics Card and either an DVD or a BD Combo/BD burner. RAM is upgradeable to 8GB. SSD wise one can choose between 128GB 256GB or 2x256GB packed in at RAID0. There is an external 4000mAH slice battery available for 200$ extra. The battery last for about 5hrs 30min and with the slice battery attached for about 10hrs 30min.
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Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, 11.6", 857gm
The Samsung Ativ SmartPC 700T is the Core version in the Ativ smartpc dockable tablet range. Note there's a respectable 49Wh battery included but the weight shown is for tablet-only. The keyboard dock sells seperately. (US information. Some regions may differ) Note the keyboard does not have backlight or built-in battery.
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ASUS VivoBook U38DT, 13.3", 1600gm
This AMD powered ultrathin uses the quad-core 19W TDP A8 with turbo to 2.4Ghz
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Fujitsu Stylistic Q702, 11.6", 850gm
Transformer style hybrid from Fujitsu. Has a dual capacitive/active-digitizer display. Keyboard dock is optional -- includes additional ports, stylus, and additional battery. Ports listed are total ports from tablet + dock. Dimensions and weight listed are tablet-only.
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HP Pavillion DM1 (4050us), 11.6", 1601gm
HPs Pavilion Laptop featuring an Intel Core i3, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of HDD and an 6-cell Battery.
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HP EliteBook 2170p, 11.6", 1310gm
There are many options for 3G, Wi-Fi, Storage, Battery and Operating system.
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Asus Eee Slate EP121 (EP121), 12.1", 1159gm
Launched at CES 2011. Product comes with a Intel Core i5-470UM processor and an IPS capacitive touch display with a Wacom digitiser for stylus input. Memory and hard drive options are available to upgrade the product to 4GB of RAM and 64GB SSD.
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Lenovo Yoga 2 11, 11.6", 1388gm
Also available with 2GB RAM. Hard drive is SSD-accelerated.
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Lenovo IdeaPad S405, 14.0", 1800gm
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Sony VAIO Z Series 2012, 13.1", 1166gm
There are 2 CPU options: 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost) 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost)
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Acer Iconia Tab W700, 11.6", 950gm
Also available with Core i5
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Dell Venue 11 Pro, 10.8", 770gm
Available with Pentium 3560Y, Core i3 4020Y, Core i5 4210Y and Core i5 4300Y. Storage options go up to 256GB. RAM options go to 8GB. Not all options are interchangeable. Battery is swappable (30Wh and 37Wh options exist.) Weight and thickness shown above is minimum (Atom Baytrail version.) Intel Core versions go to 15.4mm thickness. WiFi options: Dell Wireless 1537 Dual-Band 2x2 802.11n WiFi Intel® 7260AC Dual-Band 2x2 802.11 ac WiFi (Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ Configurations only). 3G/LTE: Dell Wireless 5570E (3G / HSPA+) or Dell Wireless 5808E (4G LTE/HSPA/EVDO) {US Only} Tablet does not include keyboard. 2 keyboards exist, one of which includes an additional battery.
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