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Gesture2Launch by Linpus (Video Demo)

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Gesture2Launch is a touch gesture mapping application that allows you to launch applications with different gestures. It’s tidy and it seems to work very well. It’s free too!

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Impressive Samsung Series 7 Specs and Pricing Confirmed. Pre-Order. (Bargain offer in Germany today too.)

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The Samsung Series 7 Ultra isn’t an Ultrabook convertible which means it’s not getting the best of media attention right now but please, take a closer look because the specs are spot-on for many of you that could be looking for a ‘pro’ Ultrabook. Full HD, Discreet graphics, full SSD and a touch option. In out opinion this could be one of the best Ultrabooks yet. It’s available for pre-order now in Germany so here’s the detail, pricing and an idea of availability. I will be checking this out at CeBIT in about 4 weeks.

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Dell XPS 12 Video Review by Chippy

xps 12 videoI’ve been doing a lot of testing on the Dell XPS 12 over the last 4 days.

Here’s a 16 minute video of my findings. If you’re interested in Ultrabook Convertibles, take a look at this video because it covers some ergonomic issues as well as a detailed look at the Dell XPS 12. [Specs, images, videos and more info in our database here.]

As always, I welcome discussion below. What do you think of Ultrabook Convertibles and what device impresses you the most?

Here’s the list of Ultrabook Convertibles and here’s the list of dockableUltrabooks – the form factor that won in our recent poll.

Thanks to Ultrabook-king.de for sending the Dell XPS 12 over.
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CES 2013 Ultrabook News Round-Up

ubnces2013CES 2013 is all over for another year.  We weren’t there but thanks to live streams, press releases and news from other sites we were able to relay all the important news for you and had the time to add a little more analysis that we would have done had we been there.

In the Ultrabook space 7 new products were shown and 7 products got an update and there was a lot of related technology news.  Read on for the 23 most important Ultrabook-related news items of CES 2013.

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Ultrabooks and Compulsory Touchscreens – What it Really Means

save1The Intel CES press event didn’t hold any major news for us yesterday. Low power 3rd-Gen Core, Perceptual Computing, Convertibles, Haswell and even a touch of Bay Trail were expected as Ultrabook-related news but to announce that all 4th-gen Core Ultrabooks (Haswell platform, Q3/Q4) will have Touchscreens was a complete surprise and I can only describe it as a massive risk-taking move by Intel. What does it really mean though? Higher pricing, consumer focus? There won’t be any Windows 7 Ultrabooks, that’s for sure.

One thing that is for sure is that the Ultrabook is going to get more difficult to use in bright light. Capacitive touchscreens mean fingers-on-glass and in general, glossy finishes. It means that all Ultrabooks will now have additional costs associated with them and it means that some users and some commentators will rebel because they don’t want a touchscreen. But there’s another view…

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Touch coming to Lenovo U310 and U410 Ultrabooks


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We’re expecting a number of Ultrabook refreshes over the CES 2013 week and here’s the first of them. The Lenovo U310 and U410 are getting a touchscreen upgrade.

Liliputing reports a fairly straightforward refresh with 1366×768 touchscreens on both the Lenovo U310 and U410 and starting prices of $779 and $850 respectively. There will be an optional Nvidia GeForce module on the U410. Availability is said to be March. We’re assuming all CES info is for the US market only so other markets may get different timescales.

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Subway Surfers – Touch Enabled App for Ultrabooks and Intel Tablets

 

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As part of our continuing co-op with Intel to highlight interesting and useful Ultrabook software resources I’ve got a demo of a touch-enabled game from Appup running on the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Ultrabook Convertible for you, gamers and developers alike.

Related articles in this series:

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Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 Arrived at Ultrabooknews

SnapShot (2)The Yoga wasn’t my favorite Ultrabook of 2012 but it was incredibly popular when we wrote about it. Over on YouTube it was our most-watched video of 2012. We got hands-on with the Lenovo Yoga at CES 2012 and exactly one year later it’s in our hands for review. [Follow closely for teasers of 3rd generation Ultrabooks next week as we cover CES 2013.] Here’s a quick unboxing video just to prove it’s here in the studio. We’ll produce a first impressions, detailed review and for those on the cusp of buying one, a live review session where you can ask your own questions. Feel free to start listing those below.

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Ultrabook Convertible Developer Guidelines

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As part of our continuing co-op with Intel on highlighting interesting and useful Ultrabook resources we’ve got another bunch of info for software developers this week – a very useful guide to designing for Ultrabook Convertibles.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Review

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Business and pleasure mixed into a fun and inspirational package. The touch-swivel Windows 8 Lenovo Thinkpad Twist is a solid performer with an excellent working fascia for many scenarios. It’s not a consumer tablet though and there are one or two characteristics to be aware of but at a starting price of $899 for a Core i5 variant (959 Euro, 899 Euro street price) we think it offers solid value for money.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Starts at $1499, Shipping 22 Dec

The upgrade from non-touch to Windows 8 touch is one you’ll see on a lot of models over the next year. It’s a relatively easy upgrade for manufacturers to make that expands their ranges out into the new touch-enabled market. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the latest to get the treatment. Order the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch today and you could be swiping and pinching your way through the holidays later this month.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Detailed Video Overview (Chippy Does The Twist!)

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It’s been a busy, but enjoyable weekend with the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist. It fits right into the way I use laptops, the way I like to interact with laptops and the quality I like to see. Is it what YOU want from an laptop though. This Ultrabook Convertible has a great working fascia, extensive set of ports and one of the more popular convertible designs – the rotating screen that not only turns the Twist into a lappable tablet (it’s not a handheld) it also offers some other use cases.

I’ve put together a fairly detailed video overview for you and I think, if you’re considering the Twist, you’ll be able to work out if it’s really one for you. Check it out below.

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Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Day 1 Review

Since 2006 I’ve owned three swivel-screen laptops and one of them, the Gigabyte Touchnote, became completely ingrained in my mobile computing life. The Lenovo Twist is a similar size and weight but it offers quite a bit more. We’re talking about a useful and desktop-capable Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hybrid HDD and 5-point capacitive touch. This little Ultrabook Convertible is running Windows 8 and also includes a great set of ports. To top it off there’s an IPS display. Out of the box it’s an extremely exciting form factor and it looks and feels both stylish and strong. My first thoughts were ‘I need this Ultrabook.’ After 4 hours of testing I’m still very positive but there are a couple of things that are annoying me.

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HP Elitebook Revolve, Revolves.

HP RevolveRevolve. It sounds better than 2730p doesn’t it! The HP EliteBook Revolve is the latest in a long history of HP TabletPCs but with its new name and an Ultrabook-focused design it looks like HP want to make this, like Lenovo are doing with their Thinkpad Twist, a product that appeals to pro-sumers and business customers alike. GottaBeMobile have had hands-on with the new twist-screen convertible which is currently planned for the end of Q1 2013

 

 


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Surface Pro Performance Preview (A Chippy Prediction)

Want to know the performance characteristics of the Microsoft Surface Pro? Read on.

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Microsoft Surface Pro details [here] have been revealed to the point where I now have a very good idea of how it will perform. We all know It will be using a 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 ultra mobile processor and because the device design will be very mobile-focused we know that there’s a very close similarity to Ultrabooks. Importantly we know that there’s a 42Wh battery inside which gives us all the information we need to determine battery life under a number of conditions.

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