01/06/2014, [CES 2014] Samsung is refreshing its ultrathin 15.6” ATIV Book 9 laptop (formerly called Series 9) with an update that will take the battery life to new levels: Samsung claims that the 15.6” ATIV Book 9 can stay up for 14 hours straight while running the standard Mobile Mark 7 battery benchmark. That’s a 40% increase of battery life over the previous model, which is quite impressive.
12/12/2013, I started to take notice of Samsung as a laptop manufacturer when the company created its Series 9 brand of laptops that were designed to be ultra-thin and yet powerful at the same time. Although the naming has changed to ATIV Book 9 Plus last June, the goal has remained the same, and I was curious to see how Samsung’s top of the line mobile computer would fare in a […]
10/17/2013, Now that Windows 8.1 is rolling out, PC OEMs are updating their line of laptops, and Samsung is coming up with an updated ATIV Book 9 Plus laptop which now comes with Intel’s 4th Gen Core i7 processor, and of course, Windows 8.1. Samsung will continue to supply the version powered by a Core i5 CPU so the i7 updates aims the most demanding users who may want the extra […]
10/07/2013, Toshiba has been announcing new laptops here and there over the past month as the company announce both its Satellite NB15T laptop and Qosmio X75 gaming laptop just a few weeks ago. Today, Toshiba ups its lineup of business laptops as they announce refreshed versions of its Portege Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 that now only give these machines a new look, but also improves their specs and displays to something […]
09/19/2013, We’ve been impressed by HP’s Spectre line up for a while, and this new Spectre 13.3” Ultrabook keeps the flame alive and well. At around 3lbs, it is constructed out of aluminum and feels very high quality when you hold it. For reference, I think that it feels sensibly better than my Macbook Air 13, which is probably the other aluminum design that most people know about.
09/19/2013, With the Spectre13 X2, HP aggressively pursues its detachable tablet strategy by deploying a high-quality design based on Intel’s Haswell processor. The Spectre13 x2 comes with a keyboard dock that integrates an additional battery which can push the overall battery life to 10.5 or 11 hours, according to HP, although I have to point out that the company won’t be able to provide final numbers before the final version of […]
09/19/2013, In 2013, we are going to see a lot more detachable tablet designs, since the weight, battery life and size requirements are all the object of noticeable progress. While the first generation of devices had prices going well into the $900 or $1000 territory, 2013 will be the year where that form factor reaches a mass market pricing. And that’s really where the HP Pavilion 11 X2 comes in: with […]
09/02/2013, Lenovo just released the ThinkPad S440 and ThinkPad S540 Ultrabooks which are aimed at professionals who want to have a sturdy, but relatively light laptop that IT managers will love. As you may have guessed, the S440 is a 14” laptop, while the S540 is the 15” version. This kind naming is not really new at Lenovo, at least for those who follow their products on a regular basis.
09/02/2013, Are all Ultrabooks created equal? Lenovo does not think so, as they have just revealed the ThinkPad X240 which has been touted to be a high performance thin and light business Ultrabook, specially constructed to deliver maximum portability and functionality. Just how lightweight and portable is it? Well, it measures a mere 20mm in thickness and tips the scales at less than 3 pounds, while running on a 4th generation […]
07/08/2013, Google Chromebook Pixel Review: with high price come high expectations. Will the Pixel deliver? We answer that question in this complete article.
06/20/2013, Samsung has just announced its ATIV Q tablet, a very interesting 13.3″ convertible tablet that can run both Windows 8 and Android (4.2.2) and allow seamless context switching file transfer from one OS to the other, thus giving you the freedom to use the best OS for the task which is a great idea. The ATIV Q convertible tablet can switch from a tablet form-factor to a laptop-like layout that […]
06/04/2013, At Computex 2013 Sony is refreshing its Vaio Duo hybrid which is a tablet PC that can slide out to become a laptop. The new design improves upon the previous generation in significant ways. First, the overall design is thinner, slicker, better. If Sony wants users to see this as a tablet, it can’t be too thick. Obviously, we are talking about a slate/tablet PC here, not about something like […]
06/04/2013, Sony has just launched two beautiful Ultrabooks named Vaio Pro 11 and Vaio Pro 13. With this new models, Sony wants to propose “the lightest Ultrabooks” in the world, nothing less. Sony is not holding back on the specifications: the Vaio Pro laptops will feature the 4th generation of Intel Core processors and 1080p displays built with its TRILUMINOS technology which Sony says can reproduce a larger array of colors […]
06/04/2013, The XPS12 is getting an Intel 4th Generation Core processor (Haswell) upgrade and Dell just made it official since Intel’s embargo has lifted earlier today. It features Dell’s rather unique laptop/tablet hybrid design and Dell says that this new computer can stay up for almost 9 hours on a single charge (it’s a 50WHr battery). This is a very good number, and once validated by independent reviews, this may show […]