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From flashes of inspiration to digital strokes

The Intel-inspired Ultrabook becomes essential to modern design needs

The play of colors and erratic patterns found in contemporary Filipino art speaks of the Philippines’ vibrant identity and creative culture. The country’s abundant heritage continues to drive the thriving art scene and create notable talents that are making waves in both the local and international art market. With design taking a new form, what used to be limited to paper and canvas, Filipino art has also evolved into a reconstructed discipline of turning paint daubs to pixels. From the Malayan scripts to the American architectural patterns, the design world has progressed with the emerging technologies of today.

Movers and shakers of the Filipino design industry are now able to communicate brilliant ideas through modern media as a part of their daily creative cycle. However, turning bright ideas into a creative digital reality involves plenty of work. Even the most inventive designers take some time waiting for a vision to spark their artistic pursuits. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, what comes after the meditative phase of the process already has a definite solution.

The Intel-inspired Ultrabook has revolutionized mobile computing by merging today’s most unique design and entertainment systems into one device. With the laptop’s mobility, safeguarding, and sharing features, illustrating colorful ideas is now just a click away.

To kickstart the creative flow, most designers pack their bags and travel. Whether it is in a local café or miles from home, a refreshing environment never fails to give one an artistic boost. “To say that I value mobility a lot would be an understatement as I often take my work with me everywhere. I get ideas and inspiration from the most random patterns – be it architecture, window displays or food. Bright ideas often come unanticipated, so designers should be able to note ideas down instantly with a portable device,” said up-and-coming illustrator Mai Evangelista.

Dan Matutina, a Manila-based designer and illustrator and lecturer at the University of the Philippines’ College of Fine Arts, expressed that creating contemporary digital art requires not only a mobile device but a tool that will last throughout the creative process. “Perfection takes time. Just one piece would take hours, if not days, to finish. I usually start with a pencil and paper. Once I have the concept down, I start working on the computer. I scan textures and paint spatters to achieve the signature look of my work, so there’s a good mix of handmade and digital elements in every piece I do. To be able to do all this, I need a visual device that is powerful enough to run multiple applications and programs, and will not shut down on me when I’m at my most creative state,” said Matutina.

Weighing in at less than 1 kg, the Ultrabook has built-in visual technology that makes the media experience more seamless and vivid. The Ultrabook also offers up to 9 hours of battery life with standby times from 25 to 40 days, allowing users to translate hours of aesthetic musing to a stunning visual display anyone can enjoy.

Mai believes creative protection is also a key to success in the design industry. But with the Internet’s reach and the ability of users to access multiple data using various applications, it is almost impossible to protect files once they are posted online. “I used to protect my work through invisible watermarks, but with the ability of other users and various applications that can alter that, I am never sure if my work is secure. I have researched for alternatives and used protective features of the creative suites that I use. Of course, that is not a sure fire way to protect your work but it definitely helps,” said the 22-year-old budding visual artist.

The Intel Ultrabook’s Identity Protection Technology activates a higher level of security to safeguard creative property. This technology enables a link between personal accounts and the Ultrabook device, shielding masterwork from unauthorized access.

The Ultrabook also sports Anti-Theft Technology, a hardware-based protection unit to keep a designer’s mind at ease in the event of device loss or theft. This feature detects possible robbery through system patterns and keeps digital content under lock and key.

Furthermore, the real breakthrough is beyond creating the design itself –it is sharing the craft to a vast audience online. The social media era demands for a compact and lightweight tool that enables sharing and syncing data and applications. Intel’s cutting-edge innovation and technology allows hassle-free connectivity with its Smart Connect Technology. This Ultrabook feature allows users to effortlessly sync data even when it’s on stand-by, and enables them to update online portfolios, mail accounts, and more.

Great innovations have transformed the creative trade. While no one knows for certain how technology will change in the next years, the Ultrabook sets the bar incredibly high when it comes to computing power and functionality, and will remain an asset to design in a digital era.

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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Intel, Technology


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Intel Introduces mSATA Solid-State Drive for Ultrabook™ and Low-Power Embedded Applications

Intel Corporation announced recently the Intel® Solid-State Drive 525 Series (Intel SSD 525 Series) in a small mSATA form factor with 6-gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) performance. The Intel SSD 525 Series gives OEM customers, channel and tech enthusiasts an ultra-portable, low-power storage solution in one-eighth the space of a traditional 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) to drive innovative Ultrabook™, tablet and embedded applications.

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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Intel, Technology


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Intel delivers broad range of new mobile experiences

Intel Corporation executives held a press conference recently to outline a plan to accelerate new mobile device experiences across the company’s growing portfolio of smartphone, tablet and Ultrabookofferings.

The announcements included a new smartphone platform for emerging markets, details on a forthcoming 22nm quad-core SoC for tablets, and more personal and intuitive Ultrabook devices in innovative convertible designs were outlined by Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of the Mobile and Communications Group, and Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel.
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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Intel, Technology


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Acer Aspire S7

Absolutely sophisticated and undoubtedly powerful, that is the Acer Aspire S7. It is available in 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch models. Encased in white Gorilla Glass 2, the 13.3-inch model is just 11.9 mm thick. The 11.6-inch model is 12.2 mm thick and features a sleek aluminum body. The Acer Aspire S7 is the Ultrabook you will be proud to take anywhere you go.

The Acer Aspire 7 is powered by the 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor that guarantees the best overall performance you need in multitasking. Depending on your task, you can opt to use the keyboard or navigate the 10-point touch screen. The Acer Aspire 7 has a full HD (1920 x 1080) display. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Acer, Technology


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Intel Powers Partner Growth with Compute Continuum


  • More than 7,000 channel partners joined Intel’s Technology Provider program in Asia Pacific during the last year. The program now has 45,000 partners across Asia Pacific and 245,000 globally
  • Intel is enabling channel partner success through 3rd generation Intel® Core™ launch and inspiration of the Ultrabook category
  • Intel is positioning channel partners to create, support and sell Intel-based products and solutions beyond the PC

INTEL SOLUTIONS SUMMIT, Bali, May 09, 2012 – Intel this week hosts hundreds of Asia Pacific channel partners at its annual Intel Solutions Summit, held this year in Bali, Indonesia. The Summit, held over three days, will provide Intel’s partner community with the tools to deliver solutions to businesses and consumers across the region. The Intel Technology Partner program saw a massive increase across Asia Pacific during the past year, with 7,000 new organizations added.

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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Intel


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Intel to bring natural, intuitive experiences to future Ultrabook systems

At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Corporation described a new era of computing experience that is underway, as the first wave of Ultrabook devices come to market. Leading the event were Mooly Eden, Intel vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, and Kevin Sellers, vice president, Sales and Marketing Group and director, Advertising and Digital Marketing.

The Ultrabook journey begins on May 31 on Computex 2011. Intel’s vision for the Ultrabook is to deliver a no-compromise, complete, satisfying and secure computing experience in one device. Shaped by extensive research, Intel defined the Ultrabook by starting with what people want most out of their computers. In the few short months since the category was created, it is already seeing early momentum as the first wave of Ultrabook systems started to come to market last October.
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Intel, News


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HP unveils its first business Ultrabook, offering industry’s best battery life

HP introduced its first business Ultrabook, which features a thin and light design, strong security options and a responsive solid-state hard drive for the ultimate mobile experience.

The HP Folio13 also delivers up to 9.0 hours of battery life, the highest performance available among Ultrabook devices currently on the market.

With battery life to get you through the workday, users are no longer saddled with carrying power adapters to charge their notebook PC. Plus, a wide array of ports, including Ethernet, eliminates the need to carry cumbersome dongles. Mobile professionals can now stay productive and get through their entire business day – from home to business and back home – with only the HP Folio13.
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in HP


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