Ultrabooks archive

  • Lenovo unveils the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook
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    Lenovo unveils the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    By 15 May 2012

    Lenovo has been showing off its new ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop - and adding some bold statements, to boot. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the follow up to the original ThinkPad X1 only bigger and lighter. That may sound like a contradiction in terms,...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #84 - Minecraft Xbox 360 and new HP Ultrabooks
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #84 - Minecraft Xbox 360 and new HP Ultrabooks

    By 11 May 2012

    One of the Pocket-lint team reports live from Shanghai on the podcast this week. Hunter Skipworth is over in China with HP, looking at the company's newest Ultrabooks and finding out how it plans to put to bed rumours of its imminent demise. Plus, Minecraft:...

  • New HP Elitebook Folio and Envy M6 laptops announced
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    New HP Elitebook Folio and Envy M6 laptops announced

    By 9 May 2012

    HP has gone product mad this morning - as you may have already seen from our hands-on of the refreshed Envy laptops and brand new Spectre XT Ultrabook. On top of all this new Ultrabook fodder were plenty of other products to bulk out its range of laptops,...

  • HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on
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    HP Envy Spectre XT pictures and hands-on

    By 9 May 2012

    HP has announced a whole heap of Ultrabooks at its Global Influencers conference in Shanghai. By far the sweetest piece of kit there has to be the new Spectre XT which sits at the top of HP's Ultrabook lineup.  The laptop shell is built out of a combination...

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Ultrabook (video)
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Ultrabook (video)

    By 2 May 2012

    According to Intel, if you buy an Ultrabook you won't have to go all Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on people fighting over a power outlet ever again. "In an ancient Chinese temple, two martial artists face off in a battle for the power outlet," reads...

  • Sony Vaio T13: Sony's first Ultrabook laptop
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    Sony Vaio T13: Sony's first Ultrabook laptop

    By 2 May 2012

    Sony has announced its entry into the Ultrabook market with the launch of the Vaio T13, the company's first Ultrabooks-branded laptop.   "Thin, light and portable, the responsive new VAIO T Series is always ready for action," claims Sony of the new...

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre  review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    HP Envy 14 Spectre review

    By 23 April 2012

    What's in a name? In the case of the HP Envy 14 Spectre, a lot of really confusing nonsense. Of course, it's better than the model numbers you get with TVs, but even so it's very hard to work out what Spectre really has to do with anything - although...

  • Dell XPS 13 review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Dell XPS 13 review

    By 4 April 2012

    It has for some time been a source of great irritation to us that PC manufacturers just don't seem able to produce computers that look as impressive as Apple's MacBook Air. Ultrabooks provided something of an improvement in the situation, but even these...

  • Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now on sale
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    Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now on sale

    By 13 March 2012

    The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is now on sale in the UK, adding another skinny contender to the ever-growing Ultrabook market. The 13-inc packs some impressive hardware - most notably the premium materials such as the aluminium lid, the carbonfibre base and...

  • Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range
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    Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 brings Nvidia graphics to the Ultrabook range

    By 6 March 2012

    Acer kicked off the Ultrabook flurry at CES 2012 by unveiling the Aspire S5, described as the "world's thinnest Ultrabook", and the Aspire Timeline Ultra. And now, the Taiwan-based company has released yet another UItrabook into the wild - the Acer Aspire...

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

    By 6 March 2012

    To date only a couple of companies have produced Ultrabooks with a screen sizes larger than 13.3-inches, but that’s about to change. Gigabyte is one of the first companies out of the gate with a larger 14-inch Ultrabook, announced today at CeBIT in...

  • Asus hints at Windows 8 tablet, tells us Ballmer only uses a Zenbook
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    Asus hints at Windows 8 tablet, tells us Ballmer only uses a Zenbook

    By 1 March 2012

    Benson Lin, global head of handheld devices at Asus, has hinted to Pocket-lint that the company is working on a Windows 8 tablet for launch later in the year. "For Microsoft we would be allowed to say that we are very, very, very close and work hard...

  • AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative
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    AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

    By 18 January 2012

    Ultrabooks are set to make a big splash in 2012, the thin but powerful form factor clearly a huge advantage for those who need to remain portable. The one snag is the expense, however it has been suggested that AMD is looking to produce a powerful and...

  • LG Z330 pictures and hands-on
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    LG Z330 pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    LG announced two new Ultrabook models at CES in Las Vegas, the Z430 and the Z330, and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a quick play with the new models. Check out our LG Z430 pictures and hands-on. Just like with supermodel catwalks, it's all about being...

  • Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Series 5 Ultrabooks pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    Officially speaking, the Samsung Series 9 laptop is not an Ultrabook - at least, Samsung has chosen not to call it one much like Apple hasn't bothered including the MacBook Air either. Instead, Samsung announced a couple of lesser machines at CES 2012,...

  • LG Z430 pictures and hands-on
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    LG Z430 pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    LG announced two new Ultrabook models at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a quick play with the new models. The LG Z430 is a 14-inch Ultrabook that is just 19.9mm thick and weighs just 1.5kg. Clad in metal, it certainly looks the part. ...

  • Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook concept pictures and hands-on
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    Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook concept pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2012

    Toshiba already has an Ultrabook; the Toshiba Portege Z830, but that didn't stop the Japanese company from showing off a second model at CES in Las Vegas this year. Currently billed as a concept rather than a finished product, the "14-inch Ultrabook Design"...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    The Lenovo IdeaPads U310 and U410 are not the sexiest Ultrabooks on the market, but they're not really supposed to be. Last year's U300s is still top dog, but the point of launching these two at CES 2012 is to finally turn this class of computer into...

  • CES 2012 Ultrabook counter: the score so far ... 9
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    CES 2012 Ultrabook counter: the score so far ... 9

    By 11 January 2012

    Last year it was all about tablets, but the theme of CES 2012 is very much Ultrabooks. Whether you think it's just an excuse to give laptops some kind of sexy appeal or you're mad for these high powered, slimline style machines is irrelevant. That fact...

  • Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on
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    Dell XPS 13 pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    Dell has laid down its markers and entered the Ultrabook arena, launching a 13-inch model as part of its XPS brand. The new Dell XPS 13 is light, portable and powerful and has some interesting details that we're really excited about.  First up is design....

  • Samsung Series 9 900X3B pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Series 9 900X3B pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    The new Series 9, the Samsung Series 9 900X3B, is not something that the Korean giant has chosen to label an Ultrabook. Specs-wise it is one, but the only conclusion we can draw is that is that "ultra" doesn't cover it. It's better than that. Rather like...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is a well put together piece of kit and definitely the strangest Ultrabook to arrive on the scene so far. It's a 13.3-inch multi-mode laptop which introduces an interesting design idea supposed to optimise the user experience...

  • Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook pulls some shapes: Turns into touchscreen tablet
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    Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook pulls some shapes: Turns into touchscreen tablet

    By 10 January 2012

    Lenovo has decided to mix up the laptop form-factor with the IdeaPad Yoga, a multi-mode Ultrabook, which introduces an intuitive design that optimises the user experience of both a 13.3-inch Ultrabook and tablet across four different usage modes. These...

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
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    HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2012

    The HP Envy 14 Spectre may be a crash diet or two away from rivalling the likes of the new Samsung Series 9, or the Acer Aspire S5, but what it lacks in svelteness it more than makes up for in substance. The Beats audio packing machine has now been given...

  • HP Envy 14 Spectre adds Beats to the Ultrabook party
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    HP Envy 14 Spectre adds Beats to the Ultrabook party

    By 10 January 2012

    With HP recently reiterating its commitment to its PC division, it is with no surprise that the company has jumped feet first into the ever filling Ultrabook pool with the CES launch of the HP Envy 14 Spectre. The slimline notebook, which was teased ahead...