Ultrabooks

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Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of) When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE
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With the explosion of social media sharing sites and the continued growth of popular video-based sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Vines, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are now getting into making, producing, and editing their own homegrown videos. And although you may not find a lot of Coppolas or Kubricks among the crowd, personal video editing is definitely a growing trend.

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Buying Guide

You may have heard the term Ultrabook™ tossed around like a ship in a storm. Everybody wants to sell you their Ultrabook—but what is the difference between an Ultrabook and a regular notebook or laptop computer? You’ve come to the right place for a complete breakdown on what an Ultrabook is, and what to look for when buying one.

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You’ve probably all heard the hype by now: tablets are set to overtake the laptop market by 2015, with sales of tablets pushing expensive laptops out as the number-one tech purchase. You can thank Apple for that hype—sales of the iPad were astronomical at one point, opening the door for literally hundreds of other manufacturers to make tablets.

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When writing a review of a new Ultrabook or notebook computer, I always start with the basics. What does this “new” Ultrabook or notebook bring to the table? Why would I ever consider ditching my nine-year-old laptop— which has served me fairly well despite having an ancient 320GB hard drive and no Wireless N capability—for something else?

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This summer, as wedding season quickly peaks, it’s paramount that you, your partner and your family cover every detail of your wedding with diligence and care. With perseverance and a little luck, you’ll enjoy fine weather and the entire day will go off without too many hitches, hiccups, or headaches.

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Tethering is a resourceful strategy used to expedite and potentially improve photography sessions in a professional studio or otherwise controlled environment. In the past, this method of image capture was reserved primarily for high-end shoots in which numerous people were required to view images in-process.

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When considering gaming and computing, most thoughts will turn to large desktop systems with SLI/Crossfire graphics cards, double digit RAM and high-end Intel® XEON™ eight-core processors. Some will argue that certain precisely configured laptop systems can come close to delivering a satisfying gaming experience.

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It seems like eons ago, before digital media and the Internet forever changed the way we consume music, folks visited brick-and-mortar stores to purchase vinyl LPs and 45 rpm records. While there are signs that “vintage” analog is making a comeback, the fact remains that people nowadays mainly buy and listen to music on computers and portable electronic devices.

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In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.

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The highly successful Computex 2013 show in Taipei wrapped up its week-long showcase of new and upcoming laptops and tablets, and we have brought some of the highlights to you. We wanted to mention a few items that we didn’t get to talk about since, which were showcased at the event.

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The Intel Ultrabook is great for mobile use. Its ultraportable design makes it easy to travel with while its Ivy Bridge Intel Core processor and solid-state drive give you the performance you need to stay productive. However, while most Utlrabooks have high-quality screens, they lack size, which may make watching a movie or viewing photos a little lackluster.

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Sony discontinued their Z Series Ultrabooks™, much to the ire of PC professionals. Many believed Sony would focus on unique Windows 8 computers, such as the VAIO Duo Ultrabooks with the slider form factor, or possibly join the fray of tablet/laptop hybrid computers that have capacitive touchscreens and detachable keyboards.

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At last year’s Computex, Acer introduced their Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks, which turned out to be solid examples of what Ultrabooks should be. The Acer Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks provided reliable performance in a super-slim, ultra-portable design.

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Today’s compact and powerful Ultrabook computers make it possible to keep in touch with others on the go through video chatting, yet they’ve got enough muscle to handle audio and video podcasting as well. In this article, we’ll take a look at what these two functions have in common.

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