Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

    By 21 October 2013

    Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in. Its name might sound like...

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    Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch laptop pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2013

    Lenovo's range is taking full advantage of Windows 8's touch-enabled technology by updating its laptop ranges with touchscreens. The 13-inch IdeaPad U310 (alongside the 14-inch U410 not shown here), announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show,...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook review

    By 16 October 2012

    Lugging around a hefty laptop can feel like a bag full of rocks over the shoulder. Not so with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a carbon-fibre chassis laptop with a 14-inch screen that weighs in at 1.4kg. The Carbon X1’s main audience is the on-the-go...

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    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga pictures and hands-on

    By 11 October 2012

    Lenovo's Windows 8 line-up is definitely different. The new IdeaPad Yoga works like an Ultrabook and tablet combo, folding in all sorts of clever ways so you can use it in either form. Open the Yoga up and it looks exactly like any other Ultrabook: the...

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    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    The Windows 8 explosion begins, and even laptops are getting in on the touchscreen action. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, which comes loaded with Windows 8, led Pocket-lint to go hands-on - quite literally - to see how this new touch-enabled...

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    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    Back in May 2012 Lenovo announced its ultra-light Ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. At IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, the company had the model on display, and Pocket-lint was there to get our mitts on one. The X1 Carbon was tucked away in a rather dark...

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    Asus ZenBook U500 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 August 2012

    Asus has very clearly been reading the orginal Ultrabook memo from Intel and come out with the slimmest and yet powerful laptops you’ll find, and in a bigger form factor than most of these size zeros usually bother with. The Asus Zenbook U500VZ looks...

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    Gigabyte U2442 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 24 August 2012

    As well as the P2542G gaming laptop, Gigabyte also showed off its latest Ultrabook, the U2442. This 14-inch laptop offers third-generation Intel Core i5/i7 Quad Core processors (model dependent), and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics card with 2GB of...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Envy 6 Sleekbook review

    By 2 August 2012

    The Ultrabook market is growing rapidly. But just as quickly as it grows, it segments. The HP Envy 6 can't consider itself an "Ultrabook" because it's not powered by an Intel processor. Instead its "Sleekbook" moniker goes hand in hand with the AMD CPU...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a review

    By 26 July 2012

    The term Ultrabook has become so loose now that just about everything which isn’t made by Apple and is portable has the moniker slapped on it. The problem is that a lot of the kit released just doesn’t cut it, with most being far from ultra. Another...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review

    By 16 July 2012

    Apple’s MacBook Air has started something of a war. Ultrabooks - the name being thrown around to describe manufacturers’ slender yet powerful, Windows OS-based laptops - are popping up left, right and centre at the moment. The Acer Aspire S3 was one...

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    Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 June 2012

    Dell has introduced two new ultrabooks to its XPS range in the shape of the XPS 14 and XPS 15 and Pocket-lint has been lucky enough to get some hands-on time with both. As their names suggest both laptops feature bigger screens than their predecessor...

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    Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible pictures and hands-on

    By 6 June 2012

    Samsung has revealed a touchscreen-touting Series 5 Ultrabook at Computex in Taipei, looking to appease those wanting a Windows 8 touch experience as well as a keyboard, and Pocket-lint has already gone fingers on. The Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible...

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    Toshiba Portege Z930 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    The Toshiba Portege Z930 sits on the Japanese company's business line of notebooks, offering an Ultrabook for those hard at work.  As Ultrabooks often are, the Protege Z930 takes the skinny line, rather than the slightly more meaty look of the consumer...

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    Toshiba Satellite U840 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    The Toshiba Satellite U840 is the latest consumer Ultrabook from the company and the first to offer a 14-inch display, which was nice and vibrant when we got the chance to see it in action. The hardware load-out is fairly typical for the latest generation...