I’m still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea and became a real thing. Perhaps it was Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, which came out as an x86 Core architecture tablet that was finally thin enough to no longer be an awkward laptop without an attached keyboard. Or maybe it was the more recent release of Intel’s Core M family of CPUs, which brought the Core architecture to a sub-5W design for the first time while making the overall SoC thinner than ever before. But either way you cut it, the line between tablets and laptops is blurrier than ever before. The performance of tablets is...

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

Intel Shows off Thunderbolt, AppUp on Ivy Bridge Ultrabook Reference Design

Intel just dropped a bunch of news about its first smartphone platform partners and their respective products, followed by more news about Ultrabooks. Intel showed off its Ivy Bridge...

3 by Brian Klug on 1/10/2012

Dell Launches XPS 13 Ultrabook

While Dell is one of the last vendors to actually announce an entry in Intel’s ultrabook category, their announcement is a bit of a doozy, and it arrives alongside...

13 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/10/2012

Hands-on with the Samsung Series 9

The Samsung Series 9 update was announced Monday and we got a peek at Samsung's thinnest notebook ever while at PepCom's Digital Experience, just ahead of CES. The latest...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/10/2012

ASUS Zenbook UX Series, Now in Pink

Out of all of the launched Ultrabooks, we like ASUS' Zenbook UX21 and UX31 the best. While ASUS doesn't have any major Ultrabook announcements at CES, it is updating...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

OCZ Scores an Ultrabook Design Win for Everest: LG Super Ultrabook Z300

OCZ is on a roll at CES this year. It just announced LG's Super Ultrabook Z300 will ship with a 256GB mSATA Indilinx Everest based SSD. I'm still trying...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

Introducing the 2012 Mobile Benchmark Matrix

Testing computer hardware can be a difficult process. On the one hand there’s a desire for more information and benchmarks, and on the other hand there’s a desire for...

48 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2012

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