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ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi is a Broadwell Teaser.

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Impressive. The Transformer Book Chi 2-in-1 was shown briefly at the Computex show today and although Asus didn’t say it outright, the ‘next generation’ Core processor, slick design and lack of detail in the specifications availability and pricing leads us to conclude that it’s going to be a product built around the 5th-Generation core. It means we’ll probably see this on stage a few more times before we get to see it for sale.

The incredibly thin 7.3mm tablet design is just 14.3mm thick when snapped together with the keyboard. The weight should be just as groundbreaking. The design suggests that it’s fanless too.

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ASUS Transformer Book Flip

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The TP300, TP450, TP500 and TP550 Transformer Book Flips have just leaked ahead of an ASUS press conference. These Ultrabook-class 2-in-1s have a Yoga-style 360-degree fold-back screen and will come with 13-inch, 14-inch or 15-inch screens and offer Nvidia discreet GPUs and DVD options.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 Official Details

Remember that Sony 13-inch slider we said would be based on Haswell? It is. It’s just been made official at Computex.

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A Look Round the ASUS Zenbook Infinity (Video)

We’ve got all channels open with Mobilegeeks today as they race around Computex. This is the first close-up video we’ve seen of the ASUS Zenbook Infinity.

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New Sony Vaio Pro 11 Weighs Under 1KG

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4th-Gen Intel Core increases efficiency which reduces the need for large heatsinks, fans and even large battery modules. The new SoC available for Ultrabooks also reduces mainboard size so what you end up with is the possibility to make something like this. The Sony VAIO Pro 11 weighs under 1KG and looks amazingly think for a touchscreen Ultrabook. Details and video below.

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The Ultrabook on 4th-Gen Core – More Definition Now Available

keynote 1 CollageIntel released some 4th-Gen Core Ultrabook definition last week and today, following the official launch of 4th-Gen Core (Haswell) and the Computex Keynote (round-up here), Intel have published more information.

Ultrabooks with screen sizes less than 14” need to be 20mm or less. WiDI 4.1 is included on every Ultrabook along with touch, an array mic, 6 hours of HD media playback and security features but surprising to us is the inclusion of Thunderbolt on all Ultrabooks with the 4th-Gen Core.  We’re trying to get clarity on this Thunderbolt requirement (what about models that get a 4th-Gen Core refresh for example?) and we’ll update when we hear back from Intel.

Update: The requirement for Thunderbolt is an error in the PDF. Intel confirmed that in terms of connectivity, at least one USB3.0 is required. Thunderbolt is an option.

The following is a re-formatted copy of the press release available here. (PDF)

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Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch + Windows 8

The Samsung Series 5 has always been a well-priced, well balanced Ultrabook and it’s soon to be available in an Ivy Bridge variant. Later in the year we’re going to see Windows 8 upgrades and, according to reports from the show floor at Computex, with a touchscreen.

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Laptopmag have had hands-on and there’s a video below. We’re told that it booted from cold in 8 seconds! See below.

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Computex Day One UltrabookNews Round-Up

Another huge day for the Ultrabook world as Computex gets started on day one! Most of the big surprises like the Asus TaiChi and Transformer Book were outed on Day 0, but there was still a flood of exciting news today. We worked hard to bring you detailed coverage here at Ultrabook News and now we’ve got a handy round-up of all the Computex Day 1 news; come on in and check it out!

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Computex Day Zero UltrabookNews Round-Up

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And just like that, inside 12 hours, the Ultrabook market was turned on its head. I’m looking back at the HP Envy 6t that we put in the database this morning and thinking wow!, I wonder if anyone’s going to buy an Ultrabook before Windows 8 launches. What happened at Computex today was exciting, but a little worrying. Hopefully we’ll be back to current-day Ultrabooks on Day 1 at Computex.

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Jonney Shih Presents the ASUS TaiChi at Computex

shih taichiJonney Shih is getting somewhat of a name for himself in tech PR circles. He comes across as honest, likable, passionate and funny and his presentation of the ASUS TaiChi was as good as any of his stage appearances. We wish we had been there! The presentation wasn’t without it’s problems, but that’s what we like about them.

It’s worth a look. We’ve added it to a playlist below where you’ll be able to watch a number of ASUS TaiChi videos from Computex today.

What do you think about the TaiChi? Is it workable? Expensive? A PR stunt?

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