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 Computex: New Ulrtabooks by Toshiba, Lenovo And Fujitsu
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Message Text: Ultrabooks are everywhere at Computex 2012 in Taipei with Toshiba to have on display its Satellite U series, Fujitsu to showacse two LIFEBOOK Ultrabooks and Lenovo the IdeaPad U310 and U410 models.

Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks are powered by the 3rd generation Intel Core processors and are available in a variety of colors including Sapphire Blue, Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom Pink, Graphite Grey or Metallic Red.

The 13.3-inch U310 and 14-inch U410 measure only 0.7-inch (18mm) and 0.83-inch (21mm) thick and weigh 3.74lbs (1.7kg) and 4.18lbs (1.9kg), respectively. They are powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, have up to 1 TB of storage; NVIDIA GeForce graphics and up to nine hours of battery life on the U410; and 500 GB HDD drive and up to seven hours of battery life on the U310. They also feature Dolby Home Theatre v4 and have Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology to project videos and other content wirelessly on any big screen.

Available with 32GB solid state drives (SSD) to cache data, Lenovo's latest Ultrabooks also offer fast boot ups thanks to Lenovo's new Enhanced Experience 3 optimization for Windows 7 PCs. Lenovo Smart Update also enables the U310 and U410 to automatically update email, IM chats and social media messages even when in sleep mode.

The IdeaPad U Series Ultrabook devices will be available for sale beginning today in many countries worldwide as well as on Lenovo's website this week. Later this month, the Ultrabooks will be available via major retailers in countries including the U.S., UK, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan.

MSRP for models of the IdeaPad U310 starts at $749 (USD) and $799 (USD) for the IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook.

Fujitsu introduces two LIFEBOOK Ultrabook devices -- the 14" LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook designed for business professionals and the 13.3" LIFEBOOK UH572 Ultrabook for consumers -- powered by the 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Durable with magnesium alloy housing, both Fujitsu Ultrabook systems offer large touchpads with integrated buttons and multi-touch gesture support.

In addition to the new LIFEBOOK Ultrabook systems, Fujitsu introduced the refreshed Fujitsu LIFEBOOK NH532 desktop replacement notebook featuring a 17.3" HD+ display and powered by a new 3rd generation Intel Core processor.

The 14" LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook is equipped with a frameless WXGA HD Crystal View display and supports optional port replicator for easy docking/connecting to an external monitor, mouse and/or keyboard. Sporting an ultra slim .69" profile, weighing 3.15 pounds, a fast boot-up and offering approximately 7 hours of battery life, it has been designed for a business companion. Optional 3G WWAN will be offered in Q3 2012.

The LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook is fully customizable with different memory, CPU, and hard drive options. It's also one of the first Ultrabook devices to offer a large HDD with SSD cache in the thinnest profile available for the commercial market. The SSD cache -- along with Intel Rapid Start Technology and ExpressCache -- allows users to resume working from standby, prolongs the battery life, and accelerates the HDD performance to near SSD speeds. In addition, the LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook offers an LED indicator with the HD webcam, alerting users if the camera is on.

The LIFEBOOK UH572 Ultrabook, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Technology, boasts a .71" thin profile, weighs 3.5 pounds and delivers nearly 6 hours of battery life. With the latest Intel WiDi (Wireless Display), wirelessly stream to the TV, or utilize the HDMI port to connect to a larger HDTV.

Both LIFEBOOK Ultrabook devices are packed with security features including Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Computrace BIOS Persistence Module, BIOS and HDD Password Protection, and a Kensington lock. In addition, the LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook is offering an Intel Core vPro processor platform, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a biometric fingerprint sensor, while the LIFEBOOK UH572 Ultrabook adds Intel Identity Protection Technology.

The LIFEBOOK Ultrabook systems also feature:

- Fast-wake with Intel Rapid Start Technology
- Intel HD Graphics 4000
- High-definition webcam
- 3 USB ports and HDMI port
- SD Card Reader
- Up to 500 GB HDD with 32 GB cache or up to 256 GB SSD (LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook)
- Up to 500 GB 5400 RPM S-ATA HDD with 32 GB cache (LIFEBOOK UH572 Ultrabook)

The LIFEBOOK U772 Ultrabook is priced starting at $1,149, the LIFEBOOK UH572 Ultrabook is priced at $999 and the LIFEBOOK NH532 notebook is priced at $749. All three LIFEBOOK notebooks are immediately available.

Toshiba's new Satellite U series includes the Satellite U845W, the first Ultrabook offering a 21:9 cinematic display, and the Satellite U845, an affordably-priced everyday Ultrabook. The new Satellite U series joins Toshiba?s Port?g? Z series Ultrabook, which will now offer new 3rd generation Intel Core processors

The entertainment-optimized Satellite U845W has been designed for movie enthusiasts and power users, being the the first Ultrabook of its kind to feature a 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. This display is ideally suited for movie buffs looking to enjoy 2.35:1 movies in their original format ? without black bars commonly seen on most laptop displays. To make it easy for users to utilize the extra display space, the new Toshiba Split Screen Utility offers pre-configured and custom viewpoint grids, supporting multiple windows on the display.

The Satellite U845W will be available for purchase on July 15, 2012 starting at $999.99 MSRP.

Key Specs:

- 3rd generation Intel Core processor
- 14.4-inch diagonal ultrawide-HD TruBrite display with 1792 x 768 resolution
- 500GB hard drive3 with 32GB solid state drive or 256 GB solid state drive options
- Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
- 3x USB 3.0 ports, plus USB Sleep & Charge
- Toshiba Sleep & Music
- 1 HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory card slot
- Starting at 3.5 lbs., depending on configuration
- 0.82 inches thin

An Ultrabook designed for everyday productivity, the Satellite U845 is available for $749.99 MSRP.

Featuring a 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, the Satellite U845 delivers more room to work and play, plus a 500GB hard drive with Flash Memory technology. The Satellite U845 also includes stereo speakers with SRS Premium Sound 3D, an HD webcam and an optional LED backlit keyboard.

Key Specs:

- 3rd generation Intel Core processor
- 14-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display with 1366 x 768 resolution
- 500GB hard drive with 16GB or 32GB solid state drive
- Up to 6GB DDR3 memory
- 1 USB 3.0 port with USB Sleep & Charge6 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 HDMI port, Ethernet port and Memory Card Slot

The already available Portege Z935 now supports new 3rd generation Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. It features a slim 0.63-inch (15.9 mm) profile and weighs less than 2.5 pounds. It offers a battery life rating of 8 hours and it is equipped with a solid state drive.

The Portege Z935 will be available for purchase on June 24, 2012 starting at $899.99 MSRP.

Toshiba?s roadmap of new computing devices designed for Microsoft Windows 8 also includes:

- A Windows 8 Ultrabook convertible designed in partnership with Intel
- A touchscreen Windows RT clamshell PC designed in partnership with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
- A Windows RT tablet with keyboard dock designed in partnership with TI

 
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