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Next-Gen Intel "Alpine Ridge" Thunderbolt Controller Detailed

Intel's upcoming Thunderbolt host controller, codenamed "Alpine Ridge," could allow you to play God with several uncompressed Ultra HD video streams during production, if its leaked specifications hold up. The controller leverages PCI-Express gen 3.0 to double bandwidth of the interface. It will launch around the same time as Intel's next-generation Core "Skylake" processors (some time in 2015), and in a typical implementation, will be wired to the CPU's root-complex, and not that of the PCH. With PCIe 3.0 x4 or PCIe 3.0 x2 links at its disposal, the controller can push data at a staggering 40 Gbps. The link can also ferry DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, and USB 3.0 data through its link layer. That bandwidth should enable you to plug in up to two Ultra HD displays, apart from your storage array.

The Thunderbolt connector itself will undergo a change with the arrival of Alpine Ridge. It will be slimmer (shorter) than the current connector, at 3 mm (good for Ultrabooks), and there will be adapters for backwards compatibility with older-generation Thunderbolt devices. The connector will be designed to supply up to 100W of power, so Ultrabooks based on it will do away with round DC jacks, and charge up much like tablets and smartphones do. That amount of power should also enable single-cable HDD docks and RAID boxes. There will be two main variants of Alpine Ridge, one that supports two ports over daisy-chaining, and one that supports just a single port.

Team Group Announces mSATA MP1 SSD

Team Group, the global leading brand of memory storage launched on a brand new mSATA MP1 with only 1/8 size of general 2.5" SSD, which can meet JEDEC mSATA size specification. Focused on the lightest and thinnest volume and outstanding performance, it becomes perfect collocation of Notebook, Ultrabook, Tablet PC and NUC, etc.

Even though a small mechanism, mSATA MP1 SSD combines all the advantages of SSD in one- high speed, low power consumption, high stability and zero noise. mSATA MP1 supports SATA III, having 6Gb/s transmission rate, reading speed up to 530 MB/sec and writing speed up to 440 MB/sec. Compared with traditional mechanic HDD, it sharply decreases the time to wait for boot up, running program and windows operating and effectively increases operation efficiency. Meanwhile, parts of Ultrabook and PC/Notebook are either changed to built-in small capacity mSATA or installed with mSATA slot to respond market trend of pursuing light mobile device. Consumers have choice to purchase mSATA MP1 as system boot disk or go with HDD, which is used for disk cache to strengthen traditional disk performance. To compare with traditional HDD, mSATA MP1 can save you about 2 times boot operation time and significantly boost overall computer performance.

Kingston Digital SSD Powers New ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook PCs

Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its internal M.2 2260 SATA solid-state drive is at the heart of the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA and UX301LAA. Kingston's SSD solution helps the stylish Ultrabook with fast startup and shutdown, quick opening and closing of applications, longer battery life and rapid access in and out of hibernation.

The ASUS Zenbook UX301LA uses a 128GB Kingston M.2 2260 SATA SSD while the Zenbook UX301LAA is powered by two M.2 2260 SATA SSDs in RAID 0, thus allowing the user up to 256GB of hard drive storage. The slim form factor of the SATA 6Gbps SSD allows unrivaled performance for Ultrabook PCs. M.2 2260 is among the next-generation form factors that Kingston offers to fit various PC OEM platforms as more Ultrabook, light and thin, tablet and all-in-one solutions come into the marketplace.

Sony to Sell VAIO Brand, PC Division

Sony is reportedly disposing of the iconic VAIO brand, and with it, its PC division. The brand and its assets will be sold off to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), much in the same way as IBM disposed its PC business and Thinkpad brands over to Lenovo (which was a major supplier to IBM at the time). We won't see the last of VAIO notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablets, and convertibles, only that they won't be sold by Sony. The deal is part of Sony's larger efforts to shed underperforming businesses.

JIP could establish a new PC company from the assets it buys off Sony. In all likelihood, the VAIO brand could be retained, although the company's name itself hasn't been finalized. The new company will see Sony transfer 300 of its employees, to jump-start operations. The MoU signed between Sony and JIP seems to suggest that the company will prioritize Japan over global markets, in what is a similar strategy to Lenovo's. The Chinese company, after acquiring IBM's PC assets, focused its efforts on capturing the Chinese domestic markets with not just PCs, but also smartphones and tablets.

Acer Readies Aspire S7 Ultrabook with WQHD Display

Acer is working on a variant of its 13.3-inch Aspire S7 Ultrabook with a higher resolution display. It will offer WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, which works out to a pixel density of 221 ppi, which is not too far away from the 227 ppi that Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display offers. Depending on its other innards, the WQHD Aspire S7 will come in two variants - a base model priced at US $1,499, driven by Intel Core i5-4200U, and a top model priced at $1,799, with a faster Core i7-4500U chip. Both feature 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, and 256 GB of SSD storage, each. The two will begin to show up on leading US retailers in the coming week.

Fujitsu Introduces the LIFEBOOK TH90/P Convertible Ultrabook

Fujitsu today announced the release of the FUJITSU PC LIFEBOOK TH90/P, a new convertible Ultrabook in the FMV Series of consumer PCs. The new laptop can also be used as a tablet, with both stylus and touch input available to suit four different modes of use. Adopting Fujitsu's proprietary "Shift Hinge" construction, the LIFEBOOK TH90/P makes operation easy by changing styles, while offering a stylish form-factor. An exceptional example of function and design in one unit, the LIFEBOOK TH90/P brings together the technologies and attention to detail that Fujitsu has accumulated over many years.

Fujitsu has also upgraded two models for improved performance, the LIFEBOOK AH42/M laptop, and the ESPRIMO FH52/M desktop computer.

Eurocom Launches the Armadillo 14-Inch Multi-Touch Ultrabook

Eurocom is launching the thin, light and multi-touch enabled 14" Armadillo Ultrabook notebook. The beautiful 14" FHD 1920x1080, 10 point multi-touch display will take your breath away and allow users to interact with their little Armadillo like never before.

With the convenience of a tablet and the capability of a laptop, the 14" EUROOCM Armadillo is built for the new age of power user. Maximize your Windows 8 experience with multi-touch technology to swipe, scroll and select with intuitive gestures.

DisplayLink Launches industry leading USB 3.0 UHD 4K Chipset at CES 2014

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB Graphics technology, today announced the official launch of its industry leading DL-5500 USB 3.0 chipset with support for 4K resolutions. The DL-5500 is the first member of the DL-5000 family, enabling users to expand their desktop / notebook workspace to take advantage of the latest Ultra High Definition monitors.

The new DL-5500 Universal Graphics Adapter chipset further expands DisplayLink's award winning technology, enabling users to expand existing notebooks / tablets or desktops to 4K (Ultra High Definition) over a single USB 3.0 Plug-and-display bus-powered connection. The solution is uniquely designed to flexibly expand existing DisplayLink enabled docking stations and adapters while maintaining a simple single USB connection to the host.

Toshiba Upgrades KIRAbook with 4th Generation Intel Processors

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it has upgraded its premium KIRAbook Ultrabook with 4th generation Intel Core "Haswell" processors, delivering faster performance, better graphics and a longer battery life rating up to nine hours. The updated KIRAbook will maintain its original ultra-high resolution PixelPure display, sleek and lightweight design and resilient AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy build.

"KIRAbook continues to be one of the best ultraportable Windows laptops on the market, complete with an included premium support package," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Adding more performance and battery life just complements our goal of delivering a premium PC born out of refined design and built for demanding tasks."

Seagate Ultra Mobile to Power Lenovo YOGA 2 PC

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced that it is working with Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, to deliver YOGA 2, a new multimode PC powered by the Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD. Both companies will demo the YOGA 2 multimode PC at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Seagate has had an ongoing strategic alliance with Lenovo for many years. By delivering the technology that enables their YOGA 2 with the Laptop Ultrathin HDD, we have succeeded in delivering a high-capacity, lightweight laptop that addresses the needs of consumers and commercial users," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. "Redefining the laptop and tablet space, this new drive enables consumers to enjoy PC-like storage capacity in a thin and light Ultrabook design."

New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lightest 14 inch Ultrabook in the World

PC computing leader Lenovo today, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, announced additions to its product portfolio with the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world's lightest 14 inch ultrabook and the ThinkPad 8, a premium 8 inch tablet offering a full PC experience on the move. Lenovo also introduces the new ThinkPad OneLink Dock Pro, an enhanced docking solution through a single cable connector.

"Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work," said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo. "The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey."

Aspire S3 Ultrabook Now Available in Europe

Acer today announced that its Aspire S3 Ultrabook is now available in Europe, Middle East and Africa starting at €999. The S3 has inherited some of the industry-leading design and innovations of the Aspire S7, making it an impressively stylish and productive notebook at a more affordable price.

As on the celebrated Aspire S7, the S3's patented dual-torque hinge design allows users to easily open the lid up to 180° for sharing content, while keeping the display wobble-free for an outstanding touch experience.

HP Drives Style, Innovation With HP Elite Portfolio

HP today announced new HP Elite products that further extend the design and durability leadership of the company's premium line of PC products. Today's announcement includes the world's thinnest, most durable HP EliteBook, as well as a full-powered desktop that takes up less workspace than most office phones.

Today's employees demand technology that fits their personal style, while still allowing them to stay productive wherever the job takes them. Meanwhile, IT managers must support this New Style of IT with a common set of devices and interfaces, all while exceeding expectations for the security and reliability that business demands.

Acer Also Introduces the TravelMate X313 Convertible Ultrabook

Offering all the benefits of an ultrabook in a unique design that easily transforms into tablet-mode, Acer America today announced that its new TravelMate X313 convertible ultrabook with Windows 8 Pro is available to commercial customers in North America. It's a versatile all-in-one solution allowing users to switch easily between office use and commuting, touch and type, and creating and presenting via the 11.6-inch convertible screen.

The new convertible ultrabook combines the many benefits of a tablet with a design that allows the touch-screen display to be used freely or in the keyboard case. With the cradle and separate keyboard, users get expansion capability enabling them to use the device like a desktop. Offering up to six hours of battery life in a 0.39-inch thin and 1.74 pound device, this convertible delivers excellent performance in a highly portable form factor.

Acer Releases the TravelMate P645 Ultrabook

Acer America today announced the TravelMate P645 Series commercial ultrabooks that deliver longer battery life and improved performance as well as new reliability features that will keep customers working longer and more effectively.

The new Acer TravelMate P645 features 4th generation Intel Core processors, which reduce power consumption by as much as 12 percent. This results in longer battery life of up to 8 hours for enhanced productivity. Customers who multi-task throughout the workday as they review documents, compare spreadsheets and create multimedia will now experience greater responsiveness and speed using the new 4th generation Intel Core processors. They provide performance improvements of up to 15 percent and 3D graphics performance that is two times faster than 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Models will be powered by an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor.

ViewSonic Announces New Wireless Presentation Gateway

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display solutions, delivers the ultimate in wireless sharing, flexibility and connectivity with its new Miracast and Intel WiDi optimized ViewSync WPG-370 gateway solution.

Ideal for enterprise, SMB, and education environments as well as AV installers, the WPG-370 provides advanced universal wireless connectivity for any new or existing projector, monitor, TV, or large-format display1. With analyst firms such as Gartner forecasting worldwide tablet shipments to grow 53.4 percent this year, and with shipments reaching 184 million units, the need for flexible presentation tools is growing. Whether projecting from Windows, Mac, iOS or Android platforms, this solution makes it easy for any business or organization with mounted displays2 to wirelessly push content onto the screen, without frustrating cords and wires.

Panasonic Unveils the Toughbook CF-AX3 2-In-1 Ultrabook

Panasonic has launched its new versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook with Full HD IPS anti-glare display and a more powerful Intel processor making it perfect for sales and mobile business executives that need to multitask on the road. The Toughbook CF-AX3 is a 2-in-1 Ultrabook device, combining tablet and laptop into a single unit so mobile business executives can flip it, touch it, wake it in a flash and work all day long; with the confidence of a ergonomically designed, business-rugged device from Panasonic Toughbook.

Replacing the CF-AX2, the Toughbook CF-AX3 comes with an 11.6" Full HD, 10 finger multi touch IPS anti-glare display. A significant evolution on the previous model, this screen delivers exceptional viewing quality whether working inside or out, with its 170° wide viewing angle, high contrast ratio and improvement in display brightness.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Starts Selling Stateside

Samsung began selling ATIV Book 9 Plus in the US, its flagship Ultrabook. This 13-incher features a high-resolution 3200 x 1800-pixel screen, and a wedge-shaped aluminium unibody chassis. The US version runs a Core i7 "Haswell" chip with Iris Pro graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of SSD-based storage. No points for guessing which operating system it runs - Windows 8.1 Pro. Measuring 317.5 mm x 220.9 mm x 12.7 mm (folded), the ATIV Book 9 Plus weighs about 1.39 kg. It's priced at US $1,800.

Fujitsu Announces New Line of Touch LIFEBOOK Notebooks and STYLISTIC Tablet PCs

Fujitsu today announced an entire portfolio of business-class notebooks and tablet PCs maintaining its 20-year history of designing innovative tablet PCs that are meant for the enterprise, but created for individuals, Fujitsu has developed a full range of all new in touch solutions that empower people to achieve their full potential at work or at play on their selected device - while instinctively feeling secure and in control.

Fujitsu delivers a range of future-proof features allowing users to accomplish different tasks, meets the highest data and device security standards, and provides an ecosystem of services and solutions to ensure easy integration and compatibility with current Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Fujitsu helps customers understand the value of their business by integrating ICT systems with new technologies and by offering business innovation that contributes to a Human Centric Intelligent Society.

Toshiba Also Unveils High-Performance, Thin and Light Enterprise Product Lineup

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its completely new and redesigned line of high-performance thin-and-light business laptops for mobile professionals. The all-new 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, 14-inch Tecra Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 offer no-compromise performance for multitasking, enhanced durability as well as built-in manageability and security features required by corporate IT departments across the globe.

"Our new line of thin and light Portégé and Tecra products redefine the common business laptop," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We've fused the extreme mobility and style of our Portégé line with the performance and strength of our Tecra line across the board and added everything today's mobile workers could ask for - durable and highly reliable, with all-workday battery life, an abundance of full size ports, advanced security features and the impressive craftsmanship businesses expect from Toshiba."

Dell Introduces New Line of Tablets and Updated XPS Laptops

Dell today took a bold step in unveiling a new family of tablets and new laptops, including a 2-in-1 Ultrabook. The Dell Venue line of tablets is comprised of four new ultrathin models designed to address the changing way people live and work today. Dell's "damned sexy" tablets, as described by leading Enderle Group analyst, Rob Enderle, deliver leading performance and quality, backed by Intel processing technology. With compact designs that make it easy to stay connected on the go, the Dell Venue tablets have an exquisite fit and finish.

In addition to the versatile new Dell Venue tablets, Dell is introducing new XPS laptops, each with breakthrough displays for a phenomenal viewing experience with vibrant, crisp images in any available screen size. The new XPS 11, the thinnest, most compact 2-in-1 in the world, also features the first Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display on an 11.6-inch 2-in-1. The XPS 15 multimedia powerhouse boasts a stunningly thin design, and offers as an option the first 15.6-inch Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) display in the world, which is the highest resolution available on a laptop of that size. Dell is also refreshing its award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook with faster processors, touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and improved battery life. With these three laptops, Dell is leading the industry with the highest resolution displays possible.

HP Announces New Business Laptops and Ultrabooks

HP today unveiled a portfolio of elegantly styled business notebooks that redefine mainstream mobile computing, including secure, reliable Ultrabooks designed to fit the needs of any business user or IT budget.

Businesses are in the midst of a workplace transformation as employee demand for stylish mobile devices competes with IT decision makers' need to keep company technology secure and manageable. With this in mind, HP designed its new EliteBook and ProBook series notebook PCs for mobility, durability and security, while pleasing the eye with a radically thinner profile wrapped in a performance-inspired design.

V7 Introduces New V7 Elite 2.5-Inch Solid State Drives

V7, a global provider of premier computer accessories worldwide and a division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), today introduced its V7 Elite 2.5-inch Solid State Drives (SSDs), offering exceptional performance and a thin profile to meet the demands for fast, dependable, compact storage for Ultrabooks, laptops, desktop PCs and servers.

V7 Elite 2.5-inch SSDs are ideal for users of desktop and laptop PCs, and administrators of mass storage servers who desire to boost system responsiveness above and beyond current capacities. Offering many compelling advantages over traditional hard disk drives, solid state drives have rapidly grown in popularity in both the consumer and enterprise information technology sectors. V7 Elite 2.5-inch SSDs capitalize on these technology benefits and offer significant features and functionality to support performance gains for any computing application.

Micron Unveils Serial NOR Flash Interface for Future Ultrathin Devices

Micron Technology, Inc., today announced the availability of a replay-protected monotonic counter (RPMC) feature for their SPI NOR Flash memory devices, which are validated for future Intel Ultrabook platforms. The cost-effective 64Mb density is the sweet-spot solution currently available for immediate platform-enablement activities.

The RPMC feature in Micron's SPI NOR device is the first in a family of cryptographic primitives that will significantly enhance preboot security in cost-sensitive embedded, mobile, and personal computing architectures. The RPMC-enabled device facilitates critical nonvolatile data storage, while making systems resistant to rollback and replay attacks. It enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to further strengthen code/data storage in the boot memory and deliver more secure systems to customers.

Toshiba Unveils Updated Mainstream Laptop Lineup

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced updates to its mainstream laptop line-up, including new Satellite and Qosmio laptops that are available starting on September 29, 2013.

"We really have created something for everyone here," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "From the budget conscious consumer to the content creating guru to the gaming god, Toshiba's new Satellite and Qosmio laptops can handle virtually any consumer need, and thanks to their innovative and sleek designs, they'll look great doing it."
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