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November 20th, 2012

HP ENVY 6 Sleekbook Review; AMD’s Mobile Trinity APU Arrives

Today’s slim and light notebooks typically hit the $1000 mark, making them all but unattainable for anyone on a strict budget.  Now, HP has teamed up with AMD and their Trinity APU to create the Envy 6 lineup of Sleekbooks.  These ultra portable notebooks start at just $699 yet seem to feature everything we could [...]


July 17th, 2012

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook Review

HP’s classifies their new $1400 Envy 14 Spectre  as a “premium Ultrabook” but what differentiates it from the host of competitors?  Quite a bit actually.  Its chassis that’s clad in Gorilla Glass, there’s spectacular display, Beat Audio integration boost sound performance…and we’re just scratching the surface.  If there was ever a notebook deserved a “premium” [...]


June 25th, 2012

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

Dell’s XPS 13 is what we would call the quintessential Ultrabook.  It has one of the slimmest chassis we have seen, uses top shelf materials and incorporates a very quick SSD which makes up for a lack of processor speed.  It is nearly perfect for on-the-go users looking for an ultra portable notebook with long [...]


June 14th, 2012

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review

Mobile computing is quickly evolving with thinner, more versatile designs and no product better defines this focus than ASUS’ new Zenbook series of Ultrabooks.  The UX31 has been around for a while but it still represents the pinnacle of industrial design with a sleek body and even better looking specifications.  But in an environment that’s [...]


April 1st, 2012

Acer Timeline Ultra M3 & NVIDIA GT 640M Review

Acer’s new Timeline Ultra M3 blazes a path that no others have been willing to take.  By incorporating one of NVIDIA’s new GT 640M Kepler-based graphics processors within their design, they have become the first company to include a gaming-grade GPU into an Ultrabook.  It sounds great but does this combination actually work out as [...]


March 25th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

It can’t be classified as a superphone or a tablet but the new Samsung Galaxy Note strides within the distance separating these two categories by offering a unique blend of portability and functionality.  Alongside its unique S Pen hybrid stylus, the Note offers up tablet-like features such as a large screen size and fast processor [...]


March 7th, 2012

Air Canada’s GoGo In Flight WiFi Tested; A Turbulence Free Experience

Recently, Air Canada added in flight Wi Fi access on some of their long haul flights between Canada and the United States.  Called GoGo, it is supposed to offer an inexpensive gateway to the world for travelers.  On a recent flight, we were able to put this new feature through its paces.


February 21st, 2012

Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review

Dell has been angling most of their product stack towards value oriented market segments and the newest addition to the Vostro lineup –the V131- seems to follow this same path but with some interesting twists along the way. As with many of Dell’s notebooks, it is available in a number of flavors ranging in price [...]


December 12th, 2011

Dell XPS 14z Notebook Review

Dell –once deemed the Bastion of Beige- is at forefront of the battle against people’s perception that Windows-based notebooks are a thing of the past.   From ultra thin mobile powerhouses to entry level notebooks, they have it all and the new XPS 14z seems to encompass everything someone could possibly want in a package that’s [...]


December 7th, 2011

AMD’s HD 7000M GPUs; Mobile Market Déjà Vu?

In order to keep up with the Jones’ and offer something “new”, today AMD is introducing the first batch of their HD 7000 series of mobile GPUs: the HD 7600M, HD 7500M and HD 7400M. However, before you go and get all excited about the name, let’s just say these may not be the graphics [...]