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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-09-07
 
 
 

Toshiba Satellite U925t

The Satellite U925t Ultrabook Convertible combines the performance and form factor of an Ultrabook with the ease-of-use of a tablet and is ideal for on-the-go consumers and professionals, according to Toshiba officials.

Toshiba Satellite U925t

Toshiba Satellite U845W

The Toshiba Satellite U845W has a 21:9 aspect ratio that dwarfs the 16:9 more commonly found on laptop displays. a 21:9 aspect ratio that dwarfs the 16:9 more commonly found on laptop displays. a 21:9 aspect ratio that dwarfs the 16:9 more commonly found on laptop displays.

Toshiba Satellite U845W

Toshiba Satellite S955

The Toshiba Satellite S955 is a 15-inch Windows 8 notebook that will cost about $600.

Toshiba Satellite S955

Toshiba LX835

The Toshiba LX835 All in One, shown at IFA 2012, offers a 23-inch full 1080p touch-screen display.

Toshiba LX835

Sony VAIO Tap 20

The versatile VAIO Tap 20 is designed to leverage the intuitive ease of Windows 8, opening up new possibilities to interact with apps and media, according to Sony officials.

Sony VAIO Tap 20

Sony VAIO T

The Sony VAIO T is designed to offer the convenience and mobility of tablets along with a keyboard.

Sony VAIO T

Sony VAIO L

The Sony VAIO L Series is an all-in-one touch-screen PC/HDTV.

Sony VAIO L

Sony VAIO E

The Sony VAIO E Series offers all the power, portability and first-class features expected of the VAIO line, Sony officials said.

Sony VAIO E

Sony VAIO Duo 11

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet features a keyboard and offers touch and handwriting capabilities.

Sony VAIO Duo 11

Samsung Smart PC Pro

Samsung's Smart PC Pro combines the power of a notebook PC and the convenience of a tablet. The system features a detachable keyboard-docking system.

Samsung Smart PC Pro

Samsung Series 9 AiO

The new 27-inch Samsung Series 9 AiO Windows 8 PC offering delivers a new all-in-one experience, the company said.

Samsung Series 9 AiO

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch

At IFA, Samsung announced that the Series 5 Ultra Touch, a 13-inch touch-screen Ultrabook, will be available Oct. 26 for about $800.

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch

Samsung Series 5 AiO

Samsung's Series 5 All-in-One touch-screen Ultrabook, with a 21.5-inch screen, runs Windows 8 and features a third-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor.

Samsung Series 5 AiO

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo's 13-inch IdeaPad Yoga hybrid notebook/tablet computer will be released in the second half of 2012, at a price of $1,200.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo IdeaPad S400

Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad S400 is a stylish and affordable laptop with its slim profile, light weight and long battery life, which company official said makes it perfect for frequent travelers.

Lenovo IdeaPad S400

Lenovo IdeaCentre 520

Lenovo's touch-screen IdeaCentre B520 desktop PC offers high-definition entertainment features.

Lenovo IdeaCentre 520

HP Envy X2

As a notebook that doubles as a tablet, HP's Envy x2 has a detachable screen that becomes a full tablet when separated from the keyboard.

HP Envy X2

HP Envy SpectreXT Ultrabook

HP's Envy Spectre XT is the Ultrabook that is designed for those who want style and substance, company officials said.

HP Envy SpectreXT Ultrabook

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

With Windows 8, the HP TouchSmart experience expands beyond the desktop to deliver multi-touch technology to notebooks.

HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4

Asus Vivo Tab RT

Asus' Vivo Tab RT tablet has a 10.1-inch screen and weighs 1.1 pounds.

Asus Vivo Tab RT

Acer Iconia W700

Acer officials calls the W700 an "ultra-tablet."

Acer Iconia W700

Acer Iconia W510

The Acer Iconia W510 comes with an attachable keyboard.

Acer Iconia W510

Acer Aspire S7

Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabooks are slim and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use, Acer officials said. The 13.3-inch model offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

Acer Aspire S7

Acer Aspire 7600U

The Acer Aspire 7600U supports up to 64-point simultaneous touch from all angles, enabling use by multiple users at once.

Acer Aspire 7600U

Dell XPS 10

Dell's ARM processor-based XPS 10 is designed to run Microsoft's upcoming Windows RT version of the Windows 8 operating system.

Dell XPS 10

Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch

The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch is an 11.6-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook.

Asus Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch

Dell XPS 12

Dell's 12-inch device features a flip-hinge touch-screen HD display that allows it to easily convert from an Ultrabook laptop to a tablet, depending on the user's needs at any given time.

Dell XPS 12

Rocket Fuel