Opinion: What will it take to drop jaws and eclipse Apple at CES 2012?

Despite shunning CES, Apple continues to set expectations for the thousands of gadgets to be unveiled there. Here’s what it will take for one of them to outshine the most prominent electronics company in the world.


Prediction round-up: What we’ll see at CES 2012

There's plenty to look forward to, and more than a few items we're expecting to see. Check out our CES predictions.


Toshiba to unveil the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet at CES

A Toshiba press release claims the company will have the world's thinnest and lightest tablet and laptop at CES, along with a 55-inch TV capable of QFHD 4K resolutions and glasses-free 3D.

Android Army

LG ‘Super Ultrabook’ thin laptops to debut at CES

LG will show off a five new notebooks and desktops at CES 2012, including two "Super" Ultrabooks it claims have a speed advantage on a growing field of competitors.


Lenovo teases ThinkPad Ultrabook, X1 Hybrid, new B series for CES 2012

The clever X1 Hybrid will extend battery life up to 10 hours with parts borrowed from the smartphone world, while the T430u Ultrabook focuses on portability and the new B series brings more affordability to the fabled business line.


Rumor: Acer to build a 15-inch Ultrabook with $699 price tag

Acer is said to be making an Ultrabook with a price tag of just $699, which would make it the cheapest of its kind on the market. On top of that, it will have a screen size of 15 inches, larger than any other Ultrabook models currently available.


Digital Trends’ editor wish lists: What we want this year

With all the gift inventory we end up doing, a few gadgets naturally end up on our own lists. Check out the products we're personally pining for.

Buying Guides

Dell says it will not make netbooks anymore

Dell says it won't be making netbooks anymore, and instead will be focusing on "thinner and more powerful" (Ultrabooks) laptops. It's the end of an era.


Acer to stop selling ‘cheap, unprofitable’ products, focus on Ultrabooks, says CEO

After two unprofitable quarters, Acer plans to stop selling low-end products, and instead focus on producing high-end, super-thin Ultrabooks, says CEO J.T. Wang.


Apple rumor: 15-inch MacBook Air due in Q1 of 2012

A larger, 15-inch Apple MacBook Air will reportedly hit shelves during the first quarter of 2012, with new 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models of the ultrabook also expected.


Avalanche of Ultrabooks: up to 50 will be announced at CES

The Consumer Electronics Association is predicting that between 30 and 50 Ultrabooks will be launched at this year's CES in Las Vegas.


HP returns to the PC: quietly unveils new laptop lineup

HP has returned from its PC exodus with three updated laptop lines: the new HP Folio 13 business Ultrabook, the HP Envy 15 and Envy 17, and the new HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition.


Lenovo plans hybrid Android ThinkPad X1 laptop, $800 Ultrabook, and quad-core tablet

Three new Lenovo rumors and newsbits: a quad-core tablet on the way, a Windows laptop with an Android mode, and an $800 Ultrabook next May.

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Opinion: Ultrabook first impressions: Thin is in, and finally practical

The Asus Zenbook and fellow Ultrabooks deliver sound performance and battery life from an ultra-thin form factor that has traditionally been rife with sacrifice.


Ultrabook sales a third of what Acer and Asus expected

Initial demand for Acer and Asus Ultrabooks in Taiwan has been tepid. This may not bode well for their U.S. debut.