Ultrabooks archive

  • HP adds to Ultrabook range with Spectre XT TouchSmart and Envy TouchSmart
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    HP adds to Ultrabook range with Spectre XT TouchSmart and Envy TouchSmart

    By 30 August 2012

    Sporting touch displays and physical Qwerty keyboards, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart and HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabooks run Windows 8, making the most of the touch optimised OS, while remaining true to their notebook roots. The screen of the Spectre XT...

  • Asus ZenBook U500 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Gigabyte U2442 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Samsung Windows 8 touchscreen netbook teaser video promises IFA reveal
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    Samsung Windows 8 touchscreen netbook teaser video promises IFA reveal

    By 23 August 2012

    Samsung has revealed a video that hints heavily at the launch of a Windows 8 notebook featuring both a physical Qwerty keyboard and a touchscreen. The Korean manufacturer says all will be revealed at its IFA event in Berlin at the end of the month where...

  • HP Envy 6 Sleekbook review
    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...

  • Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a review
    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...

  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook review
    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...

  • Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • WIN: A pair of tickets to Lovebox this weekend courtesy of Intel
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    WIN: A pair of tickets to Lovebox this weekend courtesy of Intel

    By 12 June 2012

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Intel to offer 10 lucky readers the chance to win a pair of general admission tickets to Lovebox festival this weekend. Lovebox is one of London’s hottest summer tickets. The event runs from June 15 to 17 in Victoria Park...

  • Apple's new MacBook Air explored
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    Apple's new MacBook Air explored

    By 11 June 2012

    The MacBook Air just got serious. Really serious. Last year Apple added the likes of Sandy Bridge to its repertoire but for many that just wasn’t enough. Things such as graphics processing, cheaper storage and added RAM persuaded some to look elsewhere. ...

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultra Convertible pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Intel Wireless Charging: Wireless Phone to Ultrabook charging
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    Intel Wireless Charging: Wireless Phone to Ultrabook charging

    By 6 June 2012

    Intel has demoed a new feature of the company’s Ultrabooks at Computex in Taipei that will let users wirelessly charge their phone from their laptop. Intel claims to be able to deliver up to 3 Watts of power via the system, which is more than enough...

  • The wonderful, wacky, and touch enabled Ultrabooks of tomorrow
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    The wonderful, wacky, and touch enabled Ultrabooks of tomorrow

    By 6 June 2012

    Intel is making big plans for its Ultrabooks, or maybe we should say for its partners' Ultrabooks. Not only is the company planning on integrating every sensor imaginable - be it light, sound, temperature, motion or just about anything else you can think...

  • Dell Inspiron 15R, 17R laptops and 14z ultrabook hands-on pictures
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    Dell Inspiron 15R, 17R laptops and 14z ultrabook hands-on pictures

    By 6 June 2012

    Dell has officially unveiled three new additions to its Inspiron range and Pocket-lint has been able to get a little sneak peak at what's on offer.  Citing students as its target audience, Dell has added the Inspiron 15R  and 17R laptops (not to be...

  • Toshiba Portege Z930 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Toshiba Satellite U840 pictures and hands-on
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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...

  • Toshiba Satellite U840W pictures and hands-on
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    Toshiba Satellite U840W pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    Taking the chance to claim a "world's first", Toshiba has launched an Ultrabook with a cinemascope display - the Toshiba Satellite U840W. That's right, this laptop has a 21:9 display, making it something of an oddball. We know what you're thinking: was...

  • Acer Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Aspire S7 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 June 2012

    Acer announced a pair of shiny new Ultrabooks at Computex and we were on hand to have a play with the new thin models. To say that the new models were popular with the media attending the event would be an understatement, as it took us a good half hour...

  • Asus Taichi pictures and hands-on
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    Asus Taichi pictures and hands-on

    By 4 June 2012

    It’s not often you hear a huge room full of journalist get wowed by a new product - unless it’s by Apple of course. But Asus Chairman Jonney Shih managed to pull this off at the company’s press conference in Taipei at Computex when he announced...

  • LG Z350 Ultrabook: Z330 gets a spec boost
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    LG Z350 Ultrabook: Z330 gets a spec boost

    By 4 June 2012

    LG has announced a successor to its Z330 Ultrabook, the Z350, over the weekend bumping the specs for the Ultrabook from LG. According to the company, the new Core i7 laptop will come with a 13.3-inch screen, thin design, and Solid State Drive for those...

  • Asus Taichi: A laptop with a double-sided display
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    Asus Taichi: A laptop with a double-sided display

    By 4 June 2012

    One screen is never enough is it? That must be the thinking behind the new Asus Taichi - a new laptop from Asus that comes with a double-sided IPS display so you can use the computer while the lid is closed. The new model, announced at Computex in Taipei...

  • Acer Aspire S7: The first Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook
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    Acer Aspire S7: The first Windows 8 touchscreen Ultrabook

    By 4 June 2012

    Acer has just announced two new Windows 8 Ultrabooks with a built-in touchscreen: the 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch Aspire S7. The new touch-enabled laptops have been revealed at the Computex trade show in Taipei and promise to let users get the most from Microsoft's...

  • Gigabyte X11 pictures and hands-on
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    Gigabyte X11 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 May 2012

    Gigabyte has unveiled the Gigabyte X11, a new extremely light Ultrabook that weights just 975g, and Pocket-lint was at the launch to have a quick play with the lighter than light model.   The headline feature is its svelte 975g weight, although the model...

  • Gigabyte X11: World's lightest ultrabook caught in leaked press shots ahead of official launch
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    Gigabyte X11: World's lightest ultrabook caught in leaked press shots ahead of official launch

    By 31 May 2012

    UPDATE: Gigabyte has now confirmed the laptop, officially launching it in Taipei. The new Gigabyte X11 becomes the lightest Ultrabook. It's 11.6-inch, made of carbon fibre and weighs only 975g. Powered by third-generation Intel Core processors, it will...

  • Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 17 May 2012

    Sony is setting a trend by not jumping on the bandwagon as soon as it starts rolling. It was slow off the mark with its Android tablet, for example, and it has been relatively slow to bring out its first Ultrabook. But with time comes the chance to take...