ULTRABOOK

February 24th, 2013

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review

With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12″ tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism.  However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once?  Can the XPS 12 offer the best of both worlds or is [...]

January 6th, 2013

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

There’s no better example of a modern Ultrabook than Lenovo’s X1 Carbon.  It is slim, exceedingly well built, has a 1600×900 matte screen, sports an Ivy Bridge processor and weighs under 3 lbs.  With a starting price of $1200, the X1 Carbon is expensive but this quintessential Ultrabook has everything a professional could possibly want.

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 [...]

May 7th, 2012

Apple’s Ultrabook: A $799 Macbook Air

As Intel prepares for the second phase of Ultrabook rollouts, rumors have emerged from Asia that Apple may release a $799 Macbook Air later this year. This rumor come from Digitimes, a publication with a roster of sources that is impressive in size, but sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in accuracy. Digitimes cites sources [...]

January 9th, 2012

Intel Pushes Ultrabooks at CES 2012

At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show Press Day today, 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 [...]

December 12th, 2011

Updated: AMD Preparing ‘Ultrabook’ Competitor?

Updated December 13 at 12:05 Pacific Time with a comment from an AMD spokesperson. In an interview with The Australian [paywalled], AMD’s AMD Australia and New Zealand country manager Brian Slattery said that the company is preparing a “ultrathin” line of AMD powered laptop’s to compete with Intel’s ‘Ultrabooks’. Mr. Slattery told The Australian that [...]

August 31st, 2011

Details Leak on Acer’s Ultrabook S3

  Intel, and its industry partners, are hoping that their new class of portable computers known as Ultrabooks will win back some of the market share that has been lost to tablet-culture and the Macbook Air. Earlier today Notebook Italia posted the first concrete details about the Ultrabook class of notebooks when they discovered that [...]

July 31st, 2011

Intel Outlines Plans for Ultrabooks

Late last week Intel published a blog post where the company outlined their plans for the new class of mobile computing known as the ultrabook. The post begins by arguing the computing industry is at something of a crossroads, or in the nomenclature of CEO Andy Grove, a “strategic inflection point”. Intel wants to embrace [...]

May 31st, 2011

Intel to Challenge iPad, Macbook Air Dominance with “Ultrabook” Notebook Category

Concerned by an expanding tablet market that has eroded the conventional laptop market, Intel unveiled a new category of notebook today, dubbed the “Ultrabook”, at Computex which combines the portability of tablets with the performance of a conventional notebook. According to the specifications established by Intel Ultrabooks will be notebooks that are less than 2cm [...]