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US$999 Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro is a quirky Windows 8.1 Ultraboook with an Ultra-HD Screen
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US$999 Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro is a quirky Windows 8.1 Ultraboook with an Ultra-HD Screen

Looks like I’m in love again with yet another bargain deal of a Laptop. At US$999 for a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro, once you get used to the tongue-twisting name, really grows on you when you realize what you've just bought. With Windows 8 Laptops apparently popular with Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals, I suspect I’ll start encountering this quirky Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Computers on the road pretty soon, so why not review one? I’ve been scoping out Laptops online and this one impresses the hell out of me as for some reason as it reminds me of the HP Chromebook 11 in terms of its build quality. At this low price of US$999 for an Ultrabook, it’s an amazing deal as Ultrabook are usually is priced in the US$1499 to US$2999 Price range. Although it’s on a bit on the pricey side, this clamsh...
How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets
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How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets

He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again. J. Ray, History of the Rebellion, (1749) Former (and now deceased) Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs Boldly declared at the launch of the Apple iPad in April 2010AD that we had entered the “Post-PC Era”. I liked that so much that I did an article defending the concept of the Apple iPad killing Laptops and PC in Are we witnessing Laptop and PC Extinction? and The Apple iPad Effect – Post Pc Era Accelerant in Nine Moves. So far, his predictions seem spot on, as the Apple iPad’s ability to enable Mobile Computing is catching on and in the process creating a whole new class of computing: Mobile Computing. In the process it killed off the Netbook, easy pickings due to their s...
Sony Vaio T Series – Perfect Ultrabook for School and the Stylish Proffessional
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Sony Vaio T Series – Perfect Ultrabook for School and the Stylish Proffessional

July to September has traditionally been a good time to go shopping for a new computer. For a few months I had been looking for a new mobile computer to replace my underpowered netbook, and although tempted I decided against getting a tablet as I required functionality that tablet just didn't offer or couldn't do well enough. After weeks of research, I decided to get an ultrabook from the new Sony Vaio T Series line and after almost a month of using it I thought I'd provide this write-up of my experience with my shiny new gadget. I bought this new mobile computer primarily for school (notes, browsing, research) and blogging (writing, light photo and video editing). It replaces a Netbook I have used for just over a year and my primary reason for upgrading was that I needed more processin...
Meet the new Windows 8 Aspire S7 Ultrabook
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Meet the new Windows 8 Aspire S7 Ultrabook

Acer today introduces its newest premium Windows® 8 Ultrabook™ devices - the Aspire S7 Series - at Computex Taipei. Available in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch, these are the thinnest and smallest, respectively, Full HD touch Ultrabooks™. Both feature a sleek aluminum metallic unibody design and provide a more engrossing computing experience. The larger model additionally sports a glossy, sculpted glass cover, delivering a trendy and elegant appearance. With the aluminum unibody design, the S7 Ultrabooks™ are exceptionally slim and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use. The 13.3-inch model offers up to 12 hours of battery life, while the 11.6-inch model can run for up to 9 hours, to ensure a full day of on-demand productivity and media consumption from a sin...
Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks
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Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks

Ever since this bit of news relating to Google Chrome beating out Mozilla Firefox to become No.2 in the race to beat IE6 (Internet Explorer) on December 1st 2011AD in Kelroy’s article Chrome overtakes Firefox to Become World’s 2nd most Popular Browser back in December 2011AD, which I geekily refer to as the “Browser Wars”, I have been a bit troubled. This is as since then Google Chrome OS 15 has reportedly beaten out IE8 to become the most popular Browsers globally a mere two (2) weeks later as confirmed on December 15th 2011AD by analyst StatCounter, slowly becoming my favourite analyst along with IHS iSuppli for articles. What is to become of non-profit Mozilla Firefox’s cash-cow support of Google as the preferred default Search Engine whenever you type things into Mozilla Firefox’s Se...