What do you get when you cross an Ultrabook with enterprise features including an optional professional OpenGL GPU? This is apparently the question HP's engineers were asking, and the result is the ZBook 14. We haven't seen many Ultrabooks with discrete graphics so far, which isn't too surprising considering the thin chassis designs and the need to keep everything running cool. Needless to say, if you're hoping for a high-end GPU in an Ultrabook, that's not happening right now, but HP has included an AMD FirePro M4100 FireGL V graphics solution, an entry-level dGPU solution, but as a member of the FirePro family it comes with drivers that have a few extra features unlocked. If you want a thin and light laptop (Ultrabook) but...

Computex 2012 Show Floor: Ultrabooks with Discrete GPUs

We’ve already seen one Ultrabook with a discrete GPU—Acer’s TimelineU M3—but that was an “old” Sandy Bridge Ultrabook. At Computex 2012, several more Ultrabooks sporting discrete GPUs have shown...

8 by Jarred Walton on 6/5/2012

Toshiba Brings Something New to Ultrabooks

Of the first crop of ultrabooks, Toshiba's Portege Z835 may not have been a big winner in terms of performance, but for usability and perhaps most importantly, price, it...

8 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/5/2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M: Kepler GK104 Goes Mobile

Origin PC spoiled the GTX 680M launch party a bit with their announcement of their new EON15-S and EON17-S notebooks this morning, but NVIDIA asked us to avoid discussing...

46 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2012

Sony Goes Whole Hog With a New Ultrabook, Updates Vaio Notebook Line

It's not surprising with Computex on and hardware refreshes from the three major players (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA) that vendors have been updating their offerings. What is surprising is just...

4 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/4/2012

Lenovo: New Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks and Increasing Market Share

Lenovo is hardly a new name in the computer industry, as they're one of the top five PC OEMs in worldwide sales right now. In fact, Lenovo was keen...

13 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2012

ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Teardown

ASUS' Zenbook Prime is due for its official launch later this month. As we found in our early review of the UX21A, ASUS addressed nearly every problem we had...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Mobile Ivy Bridge HD 4000 Investigation: Real-Time iGPU Clocks on ULV vs. Quad-Core

Earlier today we posted our review of Intel’s Ivy Bridge ULV Ultrabook. In it, we found that while the maximum iGPU clock on the ULV HD 4000 is 1150MHz—just...

35 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2012

Dual Core/GT2 Ivy Bridge Die Measured: ~121mm^2

I mentioned Intel's desired secrecy around die sizes and transistor counts for the majority of the Ivy Bridge lineup in our 3470 review from this morning. While I can't...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2012

Intel Dual-Core Mobile Ivy Bridge Launch and i5-3427U Ultrabook Review

Back in April, Intel launched their latest CPU architecture along with their 22nm process: Ivy Bridge. Similar to the Sandy Bridge launch last year, the first parts to come...

64 by Jarred Walton on 5/31/2012

ASUS' Zenbook SSD and Apple's MacBook Air SSD Are Not Compatible

In working on yesterday's Zenbook Prime review I ran into a problem with the 256GB Sandisk U100 drive that came with my review sample. Unfortunately, since the drive doesn't...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/23/2012

ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Review: The First of the 2nd Gen Ultrabooks

The first round of Ultrabooks were mostly underwhelming. It shouldn't be a surprise, but many of the efforts were just half hearted at best. Of the companies who shipped...

192 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2012

HP Unveils New Ultrabooks, "Sleekbooks"

At the 2012 Global Influencer Summit in Shanghai, HP announced a full slate of new thin-and-light and ultrabook systems, and we've gotten to go hands on with all of...

23 by Vivek Gowri on 5/10/2012

HP Folio 13 Review: Deviating From the Norm

The initial bum rush of ultrabooks resulted in, with limited exception, a lot of designs that took most of their cues from Apple's MacBook Air. Even Dell's XPS 13...

88 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/17/2012

Acer Aspire TimelineU M3: Life on the Kepler Verge

Some of our editors recently had the opportunity to take part in NVIDIA's Editor's Day in California's "sunny" San Francisco to be briefed on new products. While we can't...

76 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/13/2012

Dell XPS 13: A Different Kind of Ultrabook

Late last year, before CES, we had the opportunity to check out Dell's then-upcoming entrant to Intel's nascent ultrabook market, the XPS 13. Dell has been refocusing their XPS...

85 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/13/2012

Sony VAIO: Z with Dock, SE with IPS, and an Ultrabook Concept

When we stopped by the Sony booth, there was plenty to see. Vivek will be covering some of the other areas—tablets and gaming devices—while I’ll focus on the laptop...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/15/2012

Hands on with Samsung's Line of New Notebooks

Samsung showed off a completely new line of notebooks at CES, and we've gotten to go hands on with all of them. In addition to the refreshed Series 9...

18 by Vivek Gowri on 1/14/2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Windows 8: This Is the Ultrabook We Want

We were back at Lenovo’s suite today and got a chance to spend a bit more time with a laptop that we didn’t get around to discussing on Tuesday...

31 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2012

HP Announces ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook

To keep the flow of CES coverage steady, HP has announced ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook. The use of glass makes Spectre special: The lid, display, palmrest and trackpad are...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/11/2012

Acer’s Upcoming Laptops: S5 Ultrabook with IVB, TB, and a Motor

We spent some time with Acer this afternoon looking at their upcoming products and we were able to get some hands-on time with many laptops and tablets. We’ll save...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/11/2012

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