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Dell XPS 11 w/ 2k Display Hands-on—A Beautiful Ultrabook Foiled By Its Keyboard?

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At first glance, the Dell XPS 11 has it all. It’s sleek, convertible, and has a 2k screen! It’s one of the thinnest and, dare I say, sexiest, Ultrabooks ever released. But will a novel keyboard design be its Achilles’ heel?

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CES 2014 Recap: Hands-on with Asus Duet, Dell Venue 11, Sony Flip 11, and Panasonic AX3 Ultrabook

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Yes it’s a bit late, but we did get our hands on some exciting devices at last month’s CES 2014 in Las Vegas and have some video for you to see.

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CES 2014: ThinkPad Yoga Hands-on—Retractable Keyboard and the Best Trackpad Ever!

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Intel had an impressive showing of convertible devices at the annual CES 2014 convention two weeks ago. Among an array of Ultrabooks was the new 12.5 inch ThinkPad Yoga which I got to check out for the first time. Beyond Lenovo’s classic ‘Yoga’ convertible mechanism is a smart retractable keyboard and an amazing trackpad.

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CES2014 Ultrabook Round-Up. Ultrabook 2014 Thoughts.

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embedded-cam-dellThe big CES2014 Ultrabook news summary is that there isn’t really anything major to talk about, which needs talking about.

Given that there were no major Ultrabook announcements or evidence of Ultrabook marketing at CES2014 we now have to think about the future of the Ultrabook and leading-edge notebooks. Importantly, who’s going to carry the flag for new PC technologies? Or was CES2014 just a break in the project to allow Intel to promote themselves in newer emerging technologies? What’s next for the Ultrabook, Ultrabook 2014.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 11 Launched. Yoga for the Masses?

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Lenovo’s first 11-inch Yoga device ran RT on an ARM-architecture. We ignored it. The second 11-incher was the 11S with Core CPU options. It’s still available with Haswell and a rather impressive power/battery life ratio. The latest Yoga 2 11 is more consumer focused and used the Baytrail-M platform. It’s a difficult one to position between an UltraMobile and an Ultrabook because on one hand it’s Baytrail (Pentium branded) and on the other it weights 2.9 pounds. It’s much like the new Sony Vaio FIT 11A flip.

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Intel announces a Dual-OS platform

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Just minutes ago at the CES keynote, Intel announced, briefly, that they have a dual-OS platform ready. Windows and Android on one device.

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The live demo worked!


We know little right now apart from the fact that the Android part will include additional security. In an on-stage demo the switch time was near-instant. Have Intel developed a better solution than ASUS, Insyde? Does it have a true dual-virtual container? The exciting thing is that Intel have the best access to hardware drivers so getting all the hardware mapped through to both operating systems could be easier.

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Perceptual Computing Event–The World is Not Flat. Realsense Technology Announced

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At a presentation today Intel introduced Realsense Technology and showed three ultrabook-like products that will include the 3D camera hardware. Lenovo, ASUS and Dell are on-board.

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ASUS Announces Transformer Book Duet TD300. (Specs, Video, Thoughts)

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ASUS have just announced the Transformer Book Duet TD300. We’re analysing now and the press event is due to start in 5 minutes.

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CES Press Day Live Streams start NOW (ASUS, Intel, Samsung, AMD, Intel, Sony)

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ASUS presserStarting right now you can experience nearly all of the important CES 2014 press-day events through the comfort of your own PC

First up is ASUS, starting NOW. Here are all the links you need for the day (or night in my case!)


ASUS 11:50am (event starts 12:00 PM) Las Vegas (PST)

Intel Perceptual Computing (1pm Las Vegas (PST)

Samsung 2pm Las Vegas (PST)

AMD 4pm Las Vegas (PST)

Sony Press Event 5pm Las Vegas (PST)

Intel (Keynote) 6:30PM Las Vegas (PST)


Sony (Keynote) 8:30AM Las Vegas (PST)

HP Pro x2 410 2-in-1 Launched

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HP’s 2-in-1 range is expanding with the HP Pro x2 410 which appears to be a variant of the HP Pavilion X2.

Official details aren’t yet available but HP does have a teaser page up which calls it a notebook. Reports from other tech news sites say it’s fanless, has an additional battery in the keyboard  and weighs 3.43 pounds in total.

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Lenovo Miix 2 11 is a Core-Based Dockable Tablet. Specs, Video

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Lenovo have just launched a Miix 2 11 based on 4th-Gen Core with up to 256GB of SSD storage and optional 3G.

Like the Lenovo Miix 2 10 it’s a 3-mode detachable and it’s obviously going to compete in the Surface Pro 2 space although you’ll have to wait for April. The starting price of $699 looks good although you should probably expect a Y-series Core i3 for that price, like the $699 Yoga 11S.   

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Intel CES Press Conference Notes (Includes images, Press Release)

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Update: High quality video from the Intel CES 2013 press conference here.

Notes from the Intel Press Conference at CES. (Ultrabook-related only, for Bay Trail, see UMPCPortal)

Intel just announced the 7W TDP Core processors that we’ve been expecting. (see previous article)

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