What Is An Ultrabook… and Does It Matter?

Just like Cabbage Patch Kids of old, an unbranded Ultrabook waits for a name... (picture credit Brooke Crothers, CNET)

Thin, light and powerful notebooks are coming to take over the world, and it appears it isn’t just Intel that will be promoting this form factor next year. Since the launch of the first Ultrabooks – notebooks powered by low-voltage versions of the second generation of Intel Core processors – we’ve seen many different variations […]

Ultrabook Comparison – Acer S3, Toshiba Z830 & Asus UX31

ACER S3 Toshiba 7830 and ASUS UX21 Ultrabooks

Ever since Intel announced the new slim form factor that would take Windows-based notebooks into a new era of portability, lightness and cutting edge design, we’ve been covering many aspects of the Ultrabook build-up. Our first Ultrabook article ran back in the beginning of September, discussing the details of what made an Ultrabook, and how […]

First Look: Pics and Official Specs of Upcoming HP Ultrabooks

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HP have kept extremely tight-lipped about their Ultrabook plans, but today the veil has lifted off their first offering, and thanks to HP Australia we have a sample to look at in detail, along with the specs. These 13.3” Ultrabooks are due in late December. Using a slimmed-down DM3 chassis and following that series’ lines […]

Toshiba Satellite Z830 Ultrabook: First Look

This is what your Toshiba Ultrabook looks like at night.

Hot on the heels of the Ultrabook releases from Acer and Asus, Toshiba have launched their new Satellite Z830 Ultrabook, and we have the pleasure of detailing this sleek piece of machinery for our readers. I’ll start by touching briefly on the specs.  As with all newly released Ultrabooks this machine touts a low voltage […]

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook – First Look

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The age of the Ultrabooks is upon us, and we have the first example of this new category of mobile PC from Acer. At today’s launch, we had a hands-on look at this very thin and impressively light model nicknamed the Aspire S3, and known as the AS3951 through Acer’s formal naming convention.   The […]