Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 Samsung made an aggressive comeback onto the PC laptop scene. The company launched two new Notebook 9 ultrabooks in 15 inch and 13 inch display sizes. The new notebooks promise speed and productivity in a very lightweight package. Samsung has now started selling these notebooks in the United States.
Asus today added two new models to its ultrabook lineup. Touting an Intel Core i7 processor the UX303LA and UX303LN have a “smoky brown” chassis which comes in at only 0.7-inch thick. Asus rounds off things with a spun-metal finish which according to the company “echoes the spirit of Zen.” The new ultrabook shave a starting price point of $899.
Sony is showing off its Vaio Pro 11 at Computex, which weighs in at only 2.2 pounds.
Two new Lenovo ultrabooks, the ThinkPad S3 and S5, have been leaked showing an aluminum case.
Asus Zenbook UX31A Review | After playing around with it for our reviewing purposes, we’re still impressed with Toshiba’s offering
Touchscreen laptops are more expensive than conventional ones because developing touch displays for laptops is not cheap. Ultrabooks are available in the mid to high price ranges, with both conventional and touchscreen displays. Prices of several models have been slashed at Microsoft Store, making these high-end and mid-range Windows 8 powered laptops a tad more affordable. If you’re in the market for a new ultrabook, you might want to check […]
With the release of Windows 8, Lenovo has been one of those PC manufacturers that have been stepping up to offer some unique portable machines that are built around Microsoft’s newest operating system. We previously reviewed the Lenovo Yoga, which is a hybrid machine that is part tablet, part notebook.This time, we’re taking look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Convertible Ultrabook which is also a hybrid machine of sorts as […]
According to a new report Intel has started shipping its latest Haswell chip to PC manufacturers. Though it has not officially been confirmed yet by Intel, the chips have reportedly started reaching major manufacturers and products based on it are expected to launch this quarter. It is expected that Intel will make an announcement regarding Haswell chips at the IDF conference, due to take place next week in Beijing. Haswell, Intel’s most […]
Ultrabooks have started to become popular alternatives to regular laptops due to its thin and slim form factor, and the fact that most Ultrabooks come bundled with speedy SSDs versus regular HDDs found on normal laptops. However Ultrabooks tend to be priced at the higher-end of the market, meaning that customers who don’t see the point in paying $999 for a laptop will not buy one. However according to Intel […]
[Updated Mar. 8, 2013 @ 11:03 a.m. ET: We noticed an number of our benchmark tests were a little funny, so we ran them again and found there was a big enough difference to change our opinion of the UltraTouch a bit. In our effort to deliver the most honest review possible, we have edited parts of our original review in order to reflect this change.]The Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch […]
The Samsung Series 9 2012 (aka NP900) is presented by Samsung as a laptop line that “pushes the envelope”, and the company has certainly up the ante by introducing a new design that is 20% thinner and more robust than the original Series 9 laptop (the 900X, which I owned and use one for about 12 months). The changes are quite obvious from the outside: this year’s model has directly accessible […]
Following the launch of the 13.3-inch LaVie Z in May this year, NEC, the Tokyo-based consumer electronics company, is introducing its latest ultrabook that is running Windows 8. NEC says that the LaVie X is the world’s thinnest ultrabook, thanks to its 12.8mm form factor and 1.59kg weight. At 15.6-inches, the display size of the LaVie X is much larger than the LaVie Z and it also comes with a full […]
We reported yesterday that according to market research firm, iSuppli, their predictions of the number of Ultrabooks shipping in 2012 have been slashed in half. Could pricing be a reason behind their revised predictions? While it might have been a consideration, the folks at Digitimes have put out a report that suggests that come 2013, it seems that we can look forward to Ultrabooks that will cost a pretty affordable […]
[CEATEC 2012] Windows 8 is just around the corner, and it’s no surprise that here at CEATEC 2012 we’re seeing tons of laptops and tablets running on the operating system. Panasonic is one of the manufacturers that will be competing for your dollar bills when Windows 8 goes on sale, and at their exhibition booth we managed to catch a glimpse of its AX Series ultrabooks. What’s neat about these […]
[CEATEC 2012] A number of vendors have taken the opportunity of CEATEC this year to show off their up and coming products. While the predominant focus seems set on presenting different cutting-edge technologies, there are many who have unveiled products such as tablets and ultrabooks.Among these is Panasonic who has taken the chance to showcase a new AX series Ultrabook. It is a Windows 8 Ultrabook which features an 11.6-inch […]
Do you believe that Ultrabooks have become the new standard of mobile computing (smartphones and tablets not withstanding)? Have you noticed an increased presence of Ultrabooks when you look around? Well according to market research firm, iSuppli, it seems that despite their rather upbeat predictions of PC makers shipping 22 million Ultrabooks earlier this year, the firm has since come forward and announced that they have made some changes to […]
What’s this? Are we looking at a new class of hardware just when the market is warming up to Ultrabooks? HP’s announcement of the HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and Pavilion Sleekbook 15 actually toes the Ultrabook line and veers away from it slightly, where these are actually powered by AMD processors underneath the hood for one of the models, and might not necessarily keep within the boundaries of what defines […]
With the Ultrabook craze already catching on, it’s no surprise that Dell has unveiled yet another Ultrabook device that they can add to their portfolio. Known as the Latitude 6430u, this is a pretty sleek looking Ultrabook that has been designed for the business user in mind, and as such has been built not just to be mobile, but also to withstand certain harsh elements and abuse up to a […]
We have taken a look at the HP ENVY Ultrabook and Sleekbook in the past, not to mention the new generation of ENVY notebooks, but here we are with the latest HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 being introduced that focuses on the following catchphrase, “the power of touch.” You will find the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 to be a looker, that’s for sure, where it sports an eye-catching metal […]
With the imminent arrival of Windows 8, there is an avalanche of touchscreen laptops, but the Toshiba U925T is quite original in its design and does not use the typical “clamshell” design with a detachable keyboard.Instead, it uses a “slide and rise” (my term) design where the display can lay completely flat on top of the keyboard, turning the U925T into a tablet. When the user needs a keyboard again, […]