Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook First Look

Acer are developing a reputation for delivering the goods when it comes to being first, or close to first to market in new categories. After being the first with an Android tablet last year, and the first with an Ultrabook later in 2011, you can’t fault the Taiwanese computer company for giving new products a […]

New Samsung Laptops: The Series 5 Ultrabooks

While at the Samsung stand at the CES, we had a good look around the notebook area. Lots of new products were on display, and we’ll be producing some in depth reports on each of them as they come closer to launch and available for a detailed review. But what stood out for us was […]

What Is An Ultrabook… and Does It Matter?

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

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

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

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 Ultrabooks Hit Stores, We Produce an Unboxing Video

  After all the hype, the teasing, and the anticipation, the first Ultrabooks have arrived in store, and it’s Acer that have scored the launch coup once again with their Aspire S3 Ultrabook debuting before any other supplier. Acer are starting to make this a habit, being the first to introduce Honeycomb 10 inch tablets […]

Asus UX31 Ultrabook: First Look

Intel’s new line up of low voltage Core Processors have given rise to a new generation of notebooks, which will start to see the light of day from this October onwards. I’ve had an opportunity to have some hands-on time with an upcoming model from Asus, who have been displaying a fair bit of innovation […]

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook – First Look

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 […]

Ultrabooks: Thin Is In

You may not know it yet, but notebooks will be going through a revolution in the next 12 months. A new class of mobile PC will emerge: thin, light, style-focused and high-performing. Fuelled by advancements and competitive innovation from both AMD and Intel, notebooks have ramped up in performance and specifications, but with the exception […]