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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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Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 and U772 Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, Full Specs, Pricing, Availability

Fujitsu has announced the Lifebook UH572 and U772 Ultrabooks featuring a 13.3″ or 14″ screen respectively. The sleek U772 is a mere 15mm thick and has a tiny bezel, while the somewhat less expensive UH572 is a bit thicker at 18mm. Both are based on Ivy Bridge and both will be available in the US!

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Toshiba Z930 Specs and Hands-On Video

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The Toshiba Z930 is to be the next generation version of the popular (at least here in the office) Toshiba Z830. Ivy Bridge is clearly the main upgrade here as the design and ports match exactly what was seen on the Z830.

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ASUS S Series Ultrabooks Expected Tomorrow, Targeted as Media Ultrabooks

An ASUS-funded blog, Techinstyle.TV, uploaded a video to YouTube today about the ASUS S Series Ultrabooks. It looks like they might have uploaded it a day too early as there was no announcement at Computex today about S Series Ultrabooks! In fact, we can’t find anything about them anywhere. We’ve grabbed these photos from the video to give you an overview of the ASUS S Series Ultrabook. More details below.

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Asus UX21A and UX31A Product Pages Live, UX21A Teardown, Launch Imminent

While it might be easy, thanks to a deluge of exciting new Ultrabooks, to forget about what many of us looking forward to just yesterday, Asus has finally put up official product pages for the Zenbook Prime UX21A and UX31A. We’re likely to see both of these next-generation Ultrabooks on sale in the very near future. The Zenbook microsite has been updated as well, and AnandTech has a teardown of the UX21A for anyone interested in the internals.

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ASUS Transformer Book – Ultrabook with Detachable Screen

Not only have ASUS gone and created another interesting design with the TaiChi, they’ve worked their magic on a a device called the ASUS Transformer Book. It’s an Ultrabook at heart but it has a detachable screen. Clearly a device for Q4 and WIndows 8 but, wow!

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According to a first look post at TechinStyle, we’re looking at a Core i3/5/7 ‘notebook’ with Nvidia discreet graphics, 4GB of RAM, USB3.0, SSD and an HDD option. Surely this is an Ultrabook?

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Sony Vaio T Finally Launches in the US as a Very Affordable Ivy Bridge Ultrabook, Starts at $769

Even though we blew the lid off of the Sony’s first official entry into the Ultrabook space a few weeks ago thanks to Sony EU, Sony US has been completely silent about the VAIO T series… until now. The VAIO T launches in the US as one of the first Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks, and also at a very respectable price: $769.

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New HP Ultrabooks and Sleekbooks Available to Order

HP may have just put together the most confusing range of thin and light laptops ever. Where sleekbooks overlap with Ultrabooks, 2nd-Gen and 3rd-Gen CPUs co-exist as model options and where brand names serve to just confuse us. The Envy, Spectre, Folio, Sleekbook, Ultrabook, Elite XT laptops are now online at HP.com where you can buy a Sleekbook with an Ivy Bridge CPU and AMD graphics that we can’t distinguish from an Ultrabook.

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Dospara Prime Note Altair Ultrabook launched with Ivy Bridge

Available to order today is a new 2nd-Generation Ultrabook from Dospara. Targeted directly at the Japanese market it’s the 14″ Dospara Prime Note Altair with DVD drive, Ivy Bridge and 0.5TB hybrid drive. This one looks as good on paper as it does in the flesh but it’s not exactly a featherweight.

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LG moves up to Ivy Bridge with Xnote Z350, Claims New ‘Thinnest’ Ultrabook

The LG Z350 Ultrabook has been announced.  Based on the same chassis as the LG Xnote Z330 it looks like a straight upgrade to Ivy Bridge to make a 2nd-generation Ultrabook.

Update: The announcement includes a new 14″ model. The LG Xnote X450

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LG haven’t come up with a full list of specs (we suspect that will surface next week during Computex) but are pushing a thickness of 14.7mm which is tenths of a millimeter thinner than the Acer S5. This is getting silly! Taking a look back at the Xnote Z330 specs we also see a claimed thickness of 15mm so maybe the Acer S5 was never the thinnest anyway.

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Gigabyte X11 Ultrabook – First Specs. Ivy Bridge included.

Following up our story last night which looked at the similarity between the Gigabyte X11 and the Mouse Computers Luvbook X, the Gigabyte X11 has finally been revealed as an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook. At 973gm it beast the Luvbook X11 that we still think it is based on by just 5gm.  There doesn’t seem to be uch in the way of specifications yet so we wonder if this information is leaked or from a press release.

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The processor on the Gigabyte X11 will be revealed in run-up to Computex (3rd or 5th June we hear) but you can expect the Core i5-3317U to be in the line-up somewhere; it appears to be the mainstream choice when it comes to 2nd-Gen Ultrabooks.

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A is the “epitome of Ultrabook perfection” – Anandtech

Yesterday we saw the first review of the next-gen Asus Zenbooks. The Zenbook Prime UX31A impressed Laptop and impressed us too with a great set of improvements that brings the Zenbook Prime right up into near-perfect Ultrabook territory. Today we’ve got Anandtech giving us a similar story about the 11.6” ASUS Zenbook UX21A.

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If you have any interest at all in Ultrabooks or ultrathins or even netbook-sized devices, read this review…

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ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Review Impresses Laptopmag

Leaked all the way back in February, the Zenbook refresh news was exciting for many. Full HD displays and a backlit keyboard sounded like the perfect way to improve the popular ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook. At that point we didn’t know if it was going to be a refresh that included the CPU too. Ivy Bridge confirmation followed-up in March and the real deal, the ASUS Zenbook Prime, was seen for the first time in May. Laptopmag.com have now come through with a review of the Zenbook Prime UX31A, and it’s positive.

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There’s lots of new info here so lets take a closer look.

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Why You Should Wait for Ivy Bridge Before Buying an Ultrabook

Lately we’ve been getting asked, “should I buy an Ultrabook now or wait for Ivy Bridge?”. Here I’d like to give my recommendation to help out those who might be ready to pull the trigger on an Ultrabook purchase.

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Ivy Bridge and HD 4000 – Media Capabilities Overview

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A lot has been said about Ivy Bridge, the 3rd generation Intel Core compute platform and the platform that will go into the 2nd Generation of Ultrabooks. Although the CPU core remains largely the same as in the ‘Sandy Bridge’ platform, it’s going to be manufactured with the next generation process at 22nm. That means lower power usage and more space for other goodness on the die and that’s exactly what Intel have done. They’ve taken the opportunity to vastly improve the graphics and media subsystem. You’ll hear about ‘70%’ improvements on the GPU which relates to gaming graphics. Early tests have shown that where modern game frame-rates were in the 10-20fps range, they may now reach above the all-important 30fps figure and include DirectX11 support which brings the Ultrabook right into mainstream gaming. In this article though I want to talk about the other features on the GPU that relate to media. For many people they may be more important than 3D gaming frame rates.

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