Lenovo outs 15-inch IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge CPU, optical drive: $679 and up (update: hands-on)

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Lenovo’s IFA itinerary is marathon-length. It unveiled no fewer than three tablets yesterday, not to mention three new IdeaPad S Series notebooks, and today it’s serving up more laptops. Let’s hit the high-profile guy first: Lenovo’s IdeaPad Series lineup of Ultrabooks is getting its first 15-inch model, the Windows 8-running U510. The machine weighs 4.85… Read more »

Intel to show third-gen Ultrabooks at Computex, makes USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt a necessity

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When Intel first unveiled its grand plans for Ultrabooks at last year’s Computex, many of the fireworks were consciously reserved for Ivy Bridge-based variants in 2012 — well, they’re here. This year’s show in Taipei will show off the third generation of the skinny, MacBook Air-inspired platform, and Intel is toughening up the design requirements… Read more »

Intel’s Next-Gen Chips to Support Super High-Res Displays

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Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips include the world’s first mass-produced 22-nanometer transistors. Image: Intel If you dream of having brilliant, iPhone 4-like displays on your notebooks and tablets, you may see it become a reality sooner than you think. Intel’s latest chips will provide support for an ultra-high resolution display, according to information seen in a… Read more »