Ultrabook

At CES today, Acer has announced their latest Ultrabook in the Acer Swift 7. Acer has fully embraced the thin-bezel design ethos with the Swift 7 as well, with 2.57 mm bezels surrounding the 14-inch display, shrinking the device and offering an impressive 92% screen to body ratio. The Acer Swift 7 also offers the modern connectivity you’d expect in a modern Ultrabook. Acer offers a 1920x1080 IPS display, which features 300 nits of brightness and 100% sRGB coverage. For added durability, the display has a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 covering, going hand-in-hand with the added durability of an all-metal design, featuring magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys on the rest of the chassis. Acer claims these alloys are two to four times stronger than standard aluminum...

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

Ultrabook Head to Head: Acer Aspire S3 vs. ASUS UX31E

Intel first launched the ultrabook concept back in May of this year, and the initial reaction ranged from cynicism to excitement. On the one end of the spectrum were...

81 by Jarred Walton & Manveer Wasson on 12/21/2011

Holiday 2011 Laptop Buyer’s Guide

We say it every year, but the trends continue so we’ll keep repeating it: laptops and mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular, often at the cost of desktop sales...

87 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2011

Toshiba Portege Z835: A New Ultrabook Appears

Intel's ultrabook initiative is a curious one, one that's very gradually picking up interest among vendors. We've already had a chance to take a look at the smaller of...

76 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/16/2011

HP's Winter Refresh, With Business-Class Ultrabook

We recently went out to San Francisco to take a look at HP's winter product refresh and meet with their representatives, and there were a couple of interesting new...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/16/2011

Acer Giving Away One Aspire S3 Ultrabook Each Day Through December 31st

Acer has announced a Facebook campaign where users can get a free Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook. In order to join the competition, users need to like the sweepstake page...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 11/3/2011

ASUS Zenbook (UX21) Review

Tablets have introduced a number of great features that are currently without equal in the notebook space. They are ultra light, extremely responsive, have tremendous battery life and are...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2011

ASUS Zenbook UX21 Teardown

Since it is a new product line for ASUS we were eager to get a look inside the 11-inch Zenbook as we progressed through our review process. Similar to...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS Zenbook UX21 First Results: MBA-Like Battery Life Under Windows 7

FedEx dropped off our first Ultrabook this morning: the beautiful 11.6-inch ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH71. We just got the first battery life results out of the machine and, as expected...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS' Zenbook Lineup: The First Ultrabooks Arrive October 12, Starting at $999

ASUS just announced its first line of Ultrabook PCs under the new Zenbook brand at a press event in NYC. There are a total of five models in the...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2011

Acer Aspire S3 Available This Week for $899

Acer hasn't had the best year, falling behind in global PC sales from its former perch at No. 2, just behind HP. Their announcement today that their first Ultrabook...

31 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/10/2011

ASUS to Launch UX21, UX31 Ultrabooks on October 11

ASUS' new 11" and 13" Ultrabooks, the UX21 and UX31, were shown off earlier this year at Computex, and now they're ready to come to market: an ASUS teaser...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/26/2011

Ultrabooks on Video: Rapid Start & Smart Connect

Ultrabooks are a three year play for the industry and it's clear that software & features are going to be a major part of the evolution. Intel showed off...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

Meet the Ultrabooks: OEM and ODMs Show Off Designs at IDF

IDF is well underway and we've just gone through the Ultrabook section of the convention center. Everyone from Foxconn to Lenovo had Sandy Bridge based Ultrabook designs at the...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

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