Apple Messed Up on the MacBook Air Again

For years Apple's MacBook Air has languished in partial obsolescence—a great laptop with fantastic battery life and a quizzically outdated screen. 1440 x 900 is a pitifully small resolution for modern times. Sadly, the company hasn't learned its lesson: the 2015 MacBook Air refresh has the same, outdated display as it… » 3/09/15 1:55pm 3/09/15 1:55pm

Svelte Dell XPS 14z Ultrathin Laptop Comes To America

Dell calls its new XPS 14z the thinnest "fully featured" laptop on the planet. It's super slim at 23 mm, has a great display, is a zippy performer and weighs less than five pounds. And now, it's America's own. » 10/24/11 9:00am 10/24/11 9:00am

15.6-Inch Dell Ultra-thin Laptop Rising from the Ashes of the Adamo

Back on February 9, we reported that the Adamo, Dell's sexy-yet-lacking ultrathin laptop, was no more. That didn't mean Dell was done with the genre, however, as it seems there's a new sexy, svelte model on the horizon. » 5/14/11 12:00pm 5/14/11 12:00pm

Dell Joins the Sorta Thin, Sorta Cheap Laptop Party With 14-Inch, $649…

Ok, this trend is really growing some legs. Dell has just announced and made available their Studio 14z, a $649 optical-driveless budget ultrathin kindathin with a 16:9 HD display, Nvidia 9400m graphics and a 14-inch footprint. » 5/28/09 6:00am 5/28/09 6:00am

HP to Release Budget Ultrathin Laptops Later This Year

Intel told us to expect cheap, thin, midsized laptops to start showing up in major laptop manufacturers' catalogs this summer, and sure enough, Lenovo announced theirs one week later. Next up, according to Digitimes: Hewlett-Packard. » 5/27/09 4:04am 5/27/09 4:04am

Lenovo U350 Is Pretty Thin, Pretty Light, and Pretty Cheap

Just last week Intel was all "Hey! Thin, light and cheap laptops are the next big thing, TRUST US!" The Lenovo IdeaPad U350, a $650, 13.3-inch ultrathin notebook, is exactly what they were talking about. » 5/25/09 6:30am 5/25/09 6:30am

Sexiest Plasma (Still) Alive: Panasonic Z1 Priced at $6000

HDGuru just caught wind that the 1-inch-thick 54" Z1 plasma from Panasonic (TC-P54Z1) will cost a hefty $6000 when it arrives this June. » 3/04/09 11:49pm 3/04/09 11:49pm

Intel Also Designing Processor for Low-Cost, Ultrathin Laptops

Just days after we heard about AMD's oddly-positioned processor for ultrathin laptops, the Neo, Intel is reported to be working on something almost identical. Are these bridge laptops the secret next big thing? » 1/12/09 7:53am 1/12/09 7:53am

AMD's Neo Processor Ignores the Atom, Gives Netbooks the Tiny Cold…

AMD's anticipated answer to the Atom is coming soon, but there's a catch: It's not an answer to the Atom. It's more expensive, faster, sucks more power, and isn't intended for netbooks. Oops! » 1/06/09 6:25am 1/06/09 6:25am

Review: The World's Thinnest LCD HDTVs

It's not every day that you get to check out the world's thinnest LCD HDTV, let alone all three "ultrathins" currently in production, but that's what's going down. Sharp's super insane new flagship, the Limited Edition Aquos LC-65XS1U-S, arrived at my door in a bulletproof shipping container, 138 pounds of metal and… » 11/13/08 12:00pm 11/13/08 12:00pm

Super Skinny OLED Display Is Thinner Than a Sheet of Paper

If you thought OLEDs were thin already, researchers at the Universal Display Corporation (whose factory we visited last year) » 10/21/08 10:00pm 10/21/08 10:00pm have made a flexible display that's positively anorexic. The ultra-thin metal foil screen is less than 50 micrometers thin, which means it's even thinner than a sheet of A4 paper. The UDC…

Samsung Ultraslim TV Looks Like Giant iPhone 3G

Scratch one more notch for Apple design influence, because next year's top-of-the-range Samsung Ultraslim LCD TV All-In-One 1 looks like an oversized iPhone 3G, down to the finish in black or white. The 52-inch TV-which is 1-inch at its thickest point-includes all the circuitry and ports in its ultra-slim body, with… » 8/29/08 12:25pm 8/29/08 12:25pm

Philips 8mm-Thin 32-inch TV Is Nice But Still a Prototype

Philips is working on their own ultra-thin backlighting technology. But compared to the absolutely stunning Sony ZX1 9.9mm-thin TV » 8/28/08 10:45am 8/28/08 10:45am, the Philips 8mm 32-inch model is a) just too small and b) just a prototype. However, it looks like it uses a similar LED-in-the-corner backlighting technology. []

Mitsubishi 40mm-thin HDTV Panel Packs External WHDI Wireless Tuner, BD…

While there have been several other ultra-thin TVs to cheat on size by moving some of the set's guts into an external box, we're starting to see a few of the biggies taking advantage of the newly-codified WHDI spec » 8/20/08 9:30am 8/20/08 9:30am to beam the signal from the external box to the screen wirelessly. Details are on these new concept…

Hitachi UltraThin 1.5-Inch LCDs Finally Hitting US Soil

Six months after announcing it would bring its 1.5"-thick UltraThin line to the US, Hitachi is finally starting to ship product. Sizes range from 32" to 47" and 1080p from 37" and up—previously we thought the line would stop at 42". HD Guru tells us they don't have integrated HD tuners, so you'll have to use your… » 5/02/08 9:45am 5/02/08 9:45am

Hitachi Release Specs of Its Ultra-Thin Woo TV With Wireless Main Unit

We brought you the good news that Hitachi's swanky UT range of LCD TVs would be coming to the US, and now Hitachi has dished the dirt on their specifications. The 32-inch version will have a 1366 x 768 screen, versus the 1920 x 1080 of the bigger 37- and 42-inch versions. But all are just 1.4 inches deep (that'll be… » 4/14/08 6:05am 4/14/08 6:05am

Hitachi Builds 1.5-inch Ultra Thin Plasma To Go With Its 1.5-Inch LCDs

As excited as we were when Hitachi showed off its 1.5" full-production LCDs in October, we were even more excited to know that they've pulled off a plasma of the same thick—rather, thinness. They may not be the 9mm plasma that Pioneer is apparently boasting, but plasma has been traditionally thicker and heavier than… » 1/04/08 3:15pm 1/04/08 3:15pm

Hitachi Will Bring Ultra Thin TVs to the US

Often we see extra-cool TVs roll out in Japan that we assume will never come to the US. Hitachi made us happy today by following up its Japan Wooo Ultra Thin launch with announcement of US availability, sans the "Wooo" branding. A 768-line 32" and 1080p 37" and 42" models all measuring 1.5" thick will be shipping in… » 10/23/07 9:06am 10/23/07 9:06am

Samsung's 40-inch TFT-LCD is Just One Centimeter Thick

Samsung is to unveil a bunch of new screens in Japan at the end of this week, including the 40-inch beauty you see here, with a thickness of just 1 cm. The first of the Korean electronics giant's next wave of large-screen TVs, the 40-incher is as thick as a 10- to 20-inch LCD desktop monitor, and has a bezel of just… » 10/22/07 4:10am 10/22/07 4:10am