Ultrabook is a type of thin-and-light notebook designed to meet strict standards with regards to thickness and weight, while providing better performance and battery life than other subnotebooks like netbooks.

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Dell Latitude E7440 - Rear USB: enable when docked

I have this new ultrabook Latitude E7440. It only has 3 USB ports and two are on back. Kinda a pain in the rear (no pun intended). They are hard to reach when using laptop. I prefer the side ones like ...
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Computer won't boot to a windows 8 iso usb

I have a problem I installed ubuntu without making a partition, so I deleted windows from my computer.I want to go back to W8, but after making a boot usb I plugged it on my netbook and the boot ...
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USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work

I have a HP Ultraslim docking station for my HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook. The connection to the external monitor and the network works fine - but I cannot seem to plug in any peripherals into ...
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Change physical keyboard on Samsung ultrabooks with one using a different layout possible

Planning to get a Samsung NP900X4D-A01ES, where the last two letters state it is the Spanish version of this model. I am able to get a crazy deal for this machine, but I plan to use it for programming ...
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How to turn on touchscreen on Samsung ativ book 5

I have a Samsung ativ book 5 laptop that comes with Windows 8 preinstalled. One of the features that this laptop supports is touch screen. It is disabled by default and I've been searching trough ...
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My LENOVO ideapad yoga keeps the fan on but not cooling the laptop…? Why?

For the last few days, my laptop tends to turn the fan on to cool the laptop down with no success. I keep my laptop on a desk where it's never hot or too dusty. I live in central europe, no desert or ...
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One month old Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Windows 8) giving low memory warning, and google chrome crashes

I have no idea about computers, but I know my laptop shouldn't be using 92% of it's memory when all I have open is google chrome and itunes, I have run anti-virus software so there is no virus causing ...
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Can't access BIOS and can't boot from USB when HDD is plugged in

I have a Samsung Ultrabook series 5 notebook (NP530U3C), and recently I've been tinkering with Linux distros. I've had a dualboot setup with Windows 8 and Linux on this computer before, and all went ...
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Laptop suddenly gets turned off at charging 45%

Mine is acer aspire S7-392-9890 model ultrabook and It is very new. I just received it yesterday! I am totally happy with it except the charging. It really put me in shock when it first turned off ...
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How do I restore Windows 8 on an Ultrabook from the system recovery partition?

I've got a Sony Ultrabook that has a bunch of rescue partitions. One of them is around 15GB and I am very sure it contains a Windows DVD. The main Windows partition (C:) was formatted and I can boot ...
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Which version of OpenGL does Intel's integrated graphics card support?

Many ultrabooks make use of the Intel HD Integrated Graphics 4000 chips which are part of the CPU. My question is which OpenGL version do they support with the newest drivers? I would like to know ...
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Is it possible to use 2 laptop screens as a one in windows 8 on ultra book of dell

I want to use only one laptop and only the screen of the other laptop to extend the desktop. Is it possible to merge or extend screen? I am a professional sound producer so its convenient to have ...
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Is the display of the Asus Zenbook UX301 covered with Gorilla Glass?

I hope it's ok to ask this question here, I could not find a better site in the StackExchange universe. I cannot find information about whether the display of the Asus Zenbook UX301 is covered with ...
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Windows 8.1 on Asus Ultrabook broken after coming out of sleep

I'm on my second Asus Ultrabook UX301LA-DH71T because I can't get a stable Windows 8.1 installation. I want to love this laptop - there's nothing quite equivalent in the market right now. But I need ...
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Install Windows 8 on a laptop with 20GB SSD?

I bought an Acer S3-391-6406 Ultrabook that's still being shipped to my house and I want to know the best way to optimize Windows 8 for it. Every laptop I own, I like to immediately wipe Windows with ...
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ULTRABOOK using de SSD: is the SSD available for data storage?

I recently installed W8 Professional in my SAMSUNG ULTRABOOK. When I finished I executed Disk Management Tool to create a new partition and I saw that the SSD volume appears as "Unallocated". What ...
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Asus ultrabook won't turn on

I have an ASUS ZENBOOK UX31A with windows 8 installed on it, I recently tried to start the laptop, and it just doesn't do anything, it won't turn on any lights, no reaction what so ever. If I plug in ...
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Samsung Series 5 - Maximum RAM support

What is the maximum amount of memory that the Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook can support?
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Ultrabook with dual screen

Looking at purchasing a Ultrabook but would like to connect 2 screens to it if possible. The machine has 1 x mini-HDMI & 1 x mini-VGA and the resolution of the Ultrabook is 1600 x 900 pixels. ...
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VAIO Pro battery level not updating while using

Recently, a strange thing happens to my Sony VAIO Pro 13. When I use the laptop on battery, the battery level just won't change at all as if it's on AC adapter. Always 100%. Then suddenly, the battery ...
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Intel Ultrabook’s low powered processors are slow?

I am planning to buy a new laptop these days and for that I am searching for online user reviews etc. these days. Laptops that I have shortlisted includes HP Envy 6 which is an ultra-book and have an ...
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Docking solution for ultrabooks [closed]

I am seeking to interface with my Samsung Series 9 ultrabook through a larger screen and separate mouse/keyboard, ideally in a manner similar to how Lenovos are commonly docked in corporate ...
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Problems with fresh Win 7 install on a Hybrid SSD drive

I have recently purchased a Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook (Model no: NP530U3C-A0JSE). It came with Windows 8 installed but I am trying to make a fresh install of Windows 7. I made a mistake in the setup ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook- powerful enough to run VS2012?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook. The specs would be: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB Ram 256GB SSD http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-pro All the reviews I have read mention ...
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Does using 'Sleep' affect the SSD?

I have a Windows 8 SSD-only Ultrabook, and I was wondering if using the 'Sleep' mode affects the SSD negatively? Thank you, Mark
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Samsung Ultrabook Np-530U4C-S01 High Ram Usage

I'm using Samsung Ultrabook Np-530U4C-S01. Here is tech specs. (using Win8, not 7) http://i.imgur.com/qMi1icq.png So when i start my computer it has avg 2.5 GB memory. Here is task manager SS: ...
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Enabling more resolutions on Sony Vaio

My new Ultrabook comes with three screen resolutions: 1920x1080 1280x1024 1024x768. 1920x1080 is ridiculous on a 13.3" monitor and it's hurting my eyes trying to read small text. The other two ...
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Can one write on those new Windows 8 touchscreen ultrabooks with a stylus?

One of the primary reasons I would get an Asus S400CA-DH51T or the Lenovo S230U would be to write on the Microsoft OneNote application to take notes during class. However, I've only seen people press ...
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Preserving Recovery Partitions

I've just bought a Samsung 530U3C notebook with Windows 8 preinstalled. I would like it to run some Linux distribution but at the same time to preserve recovery partitions so that I could hard reset ...
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How to remove the cover on a HP Pavilion 15-b055ca laptop?

I found the official HP instructions for this laptop on how to change the RAM but they're incorrect. There are no "easy access" panels on the back of a 15-b055ca laptop. A 15-b055ca laptop has 10 ...
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Do I have a hybrid hard drive?

I recently purchased a Sony - VAIO T Series Ultrabook 15.5" Touch-Screen Laptop - 8GB Memory - Silver Mist laptop from Best Buy. The specs tell me it comes with SATA (5400 rpm) and SSD (Solid State ...
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How to get a stuck Chiclet key unstuck?

I have a Samsung NP9003XC-A01US and it has low-profile, island-type Chiclet keys. However, my control key is stuck on the bottom half (from the top view). It still presses down on the top half and if ...
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Touchpad corners not clickable on ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD?

I recently got an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD, but I'm having trouble getting used to the touchpad. When I need to click on the touchpad, I tend to move my finger to the lower corner of the touchpad. ...
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How should I know what's the quality of an SSD drive?

I would like to buy an ultrabook equipped with an SSD drive. There are different kinds of SSD built in. Slower and faster. How should I know which one is faster?
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PGP Desktop Whole disk Encryption paused on a toshiba ultrabook z935

I have a Toshiba z930 Ultrabook with PGP Desktop installed for whole disk encryption. It installed correctly, and started encrypting but it stays paused. If I reboot, it shows me the PGP desktop ...
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Purpose of HDMI output on ultrabooks? [closed]

Why do ultrabooks feature an HDMI output (or micro hdmi) since they don't come with a bluray reader anyway? Is there some other use that I'm missing?
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How to extend my ultrabook iSSD volume

I've just made a clean install of Windows 8 on a new Samsung Ultrabook and it has an iSSD disk with 16GB and a 500GB HDD. I Installed Windows on the iSSD disk. On the Windows setup, it shows up as 2 ...
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No SSD Caching on Acer Ultrabook?

I recently bought an Acer Ultrabook, model M5-481TG. It has a 500GB HDD and a 20 GB SSD. After I unpacked it, I immediately reinstalled Windows 7, to avoid Acer's bloatware. Everything is good, except ...
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Ultrabook with SSD and HDD?

I've been seeing a lot of ultra books out there that have a combination of a smaller SSD (20-32 gb) and a larger HDD for storage. I assume they are installing the OS on the SSD and that you use the ...
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Disable a Section of the Mousepad?

I purchased a hp envy 4 ultrabook. Its great but I'm infuriated at the touchpad. The click buttons and the touch pad are combined together but the click button area is touch sensitive. I usually rest ...
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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, WiFi N performance is slow and has problems

I just opened a brand new Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and connected to my 802.11n wireless network. Performance is abysmal. Web pages time out, SpeedTest shows 0.15 Mbps (on a 50 Mbps FiOS connection), and ...
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Can't enter the BIOS on Samsung laptop after installing Fedora 17 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install BIOS on samsung laptop Since changing the OS on my laptop from Windows 7 to Fedora 17, I've been unable to enter the BIOS. I need to change the boot order ...
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Zen ultrabook ux32v and disk drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook? I just bought a Zen ultrabook from Asus. very exciting to get my hands on one, and I did not give it much of a ...
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What kind of cable is suitable for ultrabooks?

I have bought a Ultrabook and found that normal cables for LAN are not suitable for it. There is a slot which seems to be for cables, but the height is too low. What is the slot? What kind of cable ...
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Can the Asus Zenbooks be used safely with their lids closed?

From all the images of the Zenbooks that I've seen, it would appear closing the lid would obstruct most or all airflow, potentially overheating the machines. Is this the case? Can they be used with ...