Hands-on with MSI’s S20 Slidebook, a $1,099 Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook (update: video)

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We just got some hands-on time with MSI’s latest creation, the S20 Slidebook. This ultra light (2.3 pounds / 1kg) and thin (0.78-inches / 19.8mm) convertible Ultrabook runs Windows 8 (naturally) and packs an Intel Core i5 processor (Ivy Bridge), 4GB RAM and a 128GB mSATA SSD. In front, there’s a gorgeous 11.6-inch 1920×1080-pixel IPS… Read more »

Panasonic shows off foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook hybrid, launches October 26 (hands-on)

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Found along the sidelines of Panasonic’s CEATEC booth, the AX series Ultrabook is a foldable hybrid that will be arriving in Japanese stores later this month. Ready to launch with Windows 8 (both standard or Pro) built-in, the Ultrabook houses a 11.6-inch touch display at the ever-popular 1,366 x 768 resolution, although it feels a… Read more »

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 »

Toshiba Reveals Svelte Notebook, Skinny Tablet

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Toshiba’s AT200 tablet is only 7.7 mm thick. Image: Toshiba Today Toshiba revealed two new products that verge on the anorexic: A superskinny Android Honeycomb tablet, and a svelte notebook companion. In case you don’t believe me, Toshiba’s tablet, the AT200, measures in at only 7.7 mm thick. For comparison, the iPad 2 is 8.8… Read more »