• Review

    HP EliteBook Folio 9470M review: An ultrasolid Ultrabook

    Posted February 16, 2013 - 8:35 am

    HP's business-minded Windows 8 Ultrabook is sleek, sturdy, and smartly designed
  • 10 technologies that disappointed in 2012

    Posted December 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Here are 10 technologies that fell short of expectations in 2012
  • Review

    Dell XPS 12 review: does it succeed as both an ultrabook and a tablet?

    Posted December 1, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Dell's new XPS 12 convertible is one of the first Windows 8 computer to work both as an ultrabook and a tablet. But despite a nice design and great display, it may not succeed.
  • Review

    Review Dell XPS 12: a clever convertible Ultrabook

    Posted November 24, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Dell's unique twist on the laptop-cum-tablet is sleek, sturdy, highly usable, and pricey
  • Review

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon a top business Ultrabook

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:45 am

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a stylish ultrabook designed for business executives who demand the best. It's missing Ethernet and VGA ports, but its design, performance and security features more than make up for it.
  • Review

    Sony Duo 11 Ultrabook review: Blurring the line between tablet and laptop

    Posted October 20, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Unpacking the Sony Duo 11 (aka the SVD1123CXB) reveals what appears to be a tablet; no keyboard is immediately visible. Yet when you pick it up, it seems a little hefty for a tablet. What's going on here? Well, the Duo 11 is not just a tablet. Lifting up the top edge tilts the display and reveals a sliding keyboard hidden beneath the panel.
  • Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:05 am

    The clock is quickly winding down to the official launch of Windows 8. Along with a completely redesigned interface and Windows experience, hardware partners are lined up, ready to offer Windows 8 ultrabooks. The question businesses and consumers will need to answer, though, is whether or not a Windows 8 ultrabook makes sense.
  • The Ultrabook revolution

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 9:31 am

    The PC is undergoing its most radical makeover since the advent of the IBM PC three decades ago. Ultrabooks and Windows 8 are leading the charge. Slim Ultrabook designs succeed where netbooks failed, delivering performance, battery life, and a full-featured computing experience. Ultrabooks, once seen as mere copies of Apple’s MacBook Air, are now extending its concept. Experiments such as Toshiba’s Satellite U845W, with its cinematic widescreen aspect ratio, are expanding the definition of what a PC is.
  • Sprint to sell IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook for $800

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Sprint has become the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer an ultrabook, which is being sold with a 3G/4G mobile hotspot device at no added cost.
  • Review

    Lenovo IdeaPad U310 review: a dorm-room Ultrabook

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 isn't the sexiest, sleekest Ultrabook out there, nor is it the most feature-packed. But it does come closer to what we expect an Ultrabook to be: attractive, light, and less than $800. The U310 comes in multiple colors, sports a third-generation Intel processor, and won't break the bank--what more do you need?
  • Dell launches two XPS laptops, one with Ultrabook capabilities

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Dell has unveiled two new additions to its XPS laptop lineup including a 14-inch clamshell that can be configured as an Ultrabook and a more high-powered 15.6-inch device. The new laptops feature thin aluminum casings, edge-to-edge displays with hardened Corning Glass, backlit chiclet keyboards and multigesture touchpads. Both of the new laptops are available now and the specs are pretty close to what leaked to a Chinese tech site earlier in June.
  • How to make Windows and Mac OS play nicely together

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:50 am

    About nine months ago, I acquired a 13-inch MacBook Air. At that point, the first Ultrabooks had been announced but were not yet shipping. Even so, I might have waited, except that the Ultrabooks I'd previewed to that point seemed uninspired--with clunkier hardware than the Air offered and various odd compromises. Some missed the boat on the trackpad; others had lower-quality displays. So I bought a 13-inch MacBook Air configured with a 256GB solid-state drive.
  • Dell: Ultrabook sales better than expected

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Sales of Dell's ultra-slim XPS 13, one of a new breed of Windows-based Ultrabook laptops, are exceeding expectations, the company says.
  • Intel shows off pricey 'Cove Point' Ultrabook-tablet hybrid

    Posted April 18, 2012 - 7:24 am

    Intel's latest concept for an Ultrabook-tablet hybrid is beautiful, but it's not cheap.
  • How can an Ultrabook be just $699? Here's how...

    Posted April 12, 2012 - 11:43 am

    These new, less-expensive, skinny laptops are just around the corner, apparently. But how is that low price-point possible?
  • Video

    CES 2012: HP Envy 14 Spectre up close

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    At CES 2012, HP was showing off its new Envy 14 Spectre, a high-end ultrabook. Keith Shaw gets a closer look at the new notebook.
  • Intel fakes demo of graphics-star IvyBridge with video instead of 3D game

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    The newish ultrabook category of laptops -- ultralight, powerful enough to run video and video games well -- took a body blow yesterday when Intel demonstrated the Ivy Bridge CPU/GPU chip combination not with a live demo, but with a video. Why? Is there no middle to that bridge?
  • Video

    CES: Intel touts touchscreens, voice recognition on future Ultrabooks

    Posted January 9, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Intel showed off voice recognition, touchscreen controls and advanced graphics on Ultrabooks during its CES press conference on Monday.
  • Intel's Ultrabook struggling plan to battle Apple MacBook Air

    Posted September 6, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Intel released design specifications for a "MacAir" killer last spring, and have been trying to convince hardware manufacturers to jump onboard. One way? A $300 million fund to help vendors get rolling making a small light laptop for under $1,000 to fight tablet sales growth
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