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 […]

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabooks Hit Stores, We Produce an Unboxing Video

ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook side on

  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 […]

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC: First Look

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In October, Samsung will be releasing their latest offering in the tablet/slate space, unaffected by legal wrangling. Samsung provided an evaluation unit of the upcoming Series 7 Slate PC for a few fun hours, and I walked away quite impressed with what they have been able to do with a Windows-based tablet. With Ultrabooks being […]