Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook with Linux spotted in Hungary

Acer Aspire S3

Acer’s Aspire S3 was one of the first thin and light laptops to earn the right to call itself an “ultrabook,” thanks to compliance with Intel’s guidelines. But that was in late 2011, and now the portable notebook with an Intel Sandy Bridge processor is starting to look a bit dated. But at least one […]

Acer Aspire P3 Windows 8 tablet with keyboard on the way?

Acer Aspire P3

Acer has a handful of Windows 8 tablets on the market, including the Iconia W510 tablet with an Intel Atom Clover Trail chip and a higher-end Iconia W700 with a Core i5 chip and 1080p display. Now Hungarian site reports that Acer is preparing to launch a next-gen tablet called the Acer Aspire P3. […]

Shedding “cheap” image, Vizio prices new notebooks at $1090 and up

Vizio thin and light

Vizio may have made a name for itself by offering decent TVs and other consumer electronics  at relatively low prices. But the company seems to want to make a play for the premium space with its latest ultraportable notebooks. Vizio introduced a new line of notebooks with touchscreen displays at CES in January. Now the […]

Samsung launches Series 9 Premium ultrabook with 1080p display

Samsung Series 9 Premium

Samsung is giving its top-of-the-line Series 9 ultrabook a makeover with a higher-resolution display. The new Samsung Series 9 13.3″ Premium Ultrabook is still an incredibly thin and light notebook, but now it’s available with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display. Earlier models topped out at 1600 x 900 pixels. Those extra pixels will cost […]

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s ultrabook coming in April for $949 and up

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

Lenovo’s next ThinkPad ultrabook is a laptop with a 14 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel matte display, a carbon fiber and magnesium case, and the company’s signature ThinkPad look… although that look is a little different than it used to be. The Lenovo ThinkPad X431s will ship in April for $949 and up, with the […]

Hasee introduces X300V budget 14 inch ultrabook

Hasee X300V

Chinese device maker Hasee is showing off a 14 inch ultrbaook at CeBIT this week. It’s called the Hasee X300V and it appears to be positioned as a relatively inexpensive but reasonably powerful (and thin) laptop. Mobile Geeks got a chance to check out the laptop. It’s got our basic ultrabook specs, including a case […]

Asus Zenbook UX21A 11.6 inch Ivy Bridge ultrabook now available for $800

Asus UX21A

It’s been a while since Asus introduced its first ultrabooks with Ivy Bridge processors, but now you can finally buy one with an 11.6 inch display in the US. The Asus Zenbook UX21A is now available from Amazon for $800. For that price you get an ultrabook with an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of […]

Dell XPS 13 ultrabook now available with 1080p screen, Windows or Linux

Dell XPS 13 with 1080p display

As promised, Dell has started offering an optional 1920 x 1080 pixel display for the XPS 13 ultrabook. While an entry-level version of the thin and light laptop still features a 1366 x 768 pixel display, if you choose a model that costs $1400 or more it will come with a full 1080p screen. That’s […]

Sony’s 14 and 15 inch touchscreen ultrabooks now available for $770 and up

Sony Vaio T14 touch

Sony is now selling ultrabooks with 14 and 15.5 inch touchscreen displays. The new Sony Vaio T14 and Vaio T15 join the 13 inch touchscreen ultrabook Sony launched last year. The company first announced plans to launch the larger models in January, but now they’re available from the Sony Store, where you can pick up […]

Gigabyte’s U2442DT is an ultrabook built for gamers

Gigabyte U2442

Last year Gigabyte released a 14 inch ultrabook with NVIDIA graphics. This year the company is updating that notebook with an even more powerful graphics card, as well as a touchscreen display. The Gigabyte U2442DT is a 3.5 pound notebook with a 14 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel touchscreen display, an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, […]

Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook review (Windows 8 touchscreen notebook)


The Acer Aspire S7 may be the most powerful laptop I’ve ever used. It features a speedy 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor, 4GB of RAM, a 256GB solid state disk, and a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display. At the same time, the laptop measures less than half an inch thick and […]

Hands-on with the Toshiba Satellite U845T $800 touchscreen ultrabook


Toshiba’s adding a bit of touch to its ultrabook lineup with the introduction of the Toshiba Satellite U845T. It’s a thin notebook with a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel glossy touchscreen display and a starting price of about $800. The Satellite U845T should be available for purchase in March, but Toshiba is showing off […]

LG reveals Tab Book Z160 Windows 8 slider

LG Z160

The LG Tab-Book Z160 is a Windows 8 tablet and ultrabook rolled into one. Or rather, it’s an 11.6 inch tablet that hangs out on top of a keyboard. When you want to use the computer as a notebook, just press a button on the side of the device and the screen pops up and […]

Hands-on with the Samsung Series 7 Ultra

Samsung Series 7 Ultra

Samsung’s Series 9 ultrabooks are some of the thinnest and lightest laptops on the market — and they also offer nice keyboards, trackpads, and all-around performance. But if you’re looking for a model with more ports, maybe an optical disc drive, and don’t mind going heavier, Samsung offers the Series 5 line of ultrabooks — […]

Hands-on with the Velocity Micro NoteMagix U470 ultrabook


The Velocity Micro NoteMagix U is an ultrabook with a 14 inch. 1366 x 768 pixel display, an aluminum case (that quite frankly looks like plastic), and an optical disc drive. Velocity Micro is offering several versions of the NoteMagiX U including an entry-level model that has a starting price of $800, making it one […]

Closer look at the Intel North Cape ultrabook reference design

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Intel is showing off a reference design for a 4th generation ultrabook. It’s code-named North Cape, and it features all of the goodies you’d expect from a next-generation ultrabook including a touchscreen and wireless display… plus a few other features that make it stand out from the crowd. First, while Intel is calling North Cape […]

Next-gen ultrabooks will require touch, wireless display, Intel reveals North Cape ultrabook reference design

north cape

Intel is setting new guidelines for next-generation ultrabooks featuring 4th generation Core (Haswell) processors. In order to qualify as an ultrabook, laptops won’t just have to be thin computers with solid state disks and Intel chips anymore. They’ll also need to feature touchscreen displays, Intel wireless display technology, and built-in anti-theft technology. The company is […]

Lenovo introduces IdeaPad Yoga 11S

yoga 11_01

This summer Lenovo plans to add a new member to the IdeaPad Yoga family of ultrabooks. the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s has a touchscreen display and a case designed so that you can use the computer like a notebook or fold the screen back 360 degrees and hold it like a tablet. Like the IdeaPad […]

Lenovo gives touchscreen upgrades to IdeaPad U310, U410 ultrabooks

Lenovo IdeaPad U310

Lenovo will launch new models of its entry-level IdeaPad ultrabooks with touchscreen displays starting in a few months. Both the 13 inch IdeaPad U310 and 14 inch IdeaPad U410 are getting the touchscreen treatment, and both models will be available with Windows 8 in the coming months. The IdeaPad U310 Touch will launch in March […]

Vizio gives its notebook lineup a fresh touch of… touch

Vizio touchscreen notebook

Vizio is updating its thin and light laptops with new features including touchscreen displays and a choice of Intel or AMD chips. Engadget reports the company isn’t changing the design of its 14 or 15 inch thin and light laptops very much, so they’ll have the same keyboards and metal cases. But now you can […]

HP to offer higher-res display for the EliteBook Folio ultrabook

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m  is a 3.6 laptop with a 14 inch display, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and enterprise-friendly features. Measuring 0.75 inches thick and featuring a choice of hard disk or solid state disk, the EliteBook Folio falls squarely into the ultrabook category. Unfortunately, like many of HP’s ultrabooks, the EliteBook Folio […]

Asus brings touch to its biggest ultrabook, the Zenbook U500VZ

Asus Zenbook U500VZ Touch

Asus recently started adding touchscreens to its Zenbook line of ultrabooks. Now it looks like the largest member of the Zenbook family, the 15.6 inch Zenbook U500VZ is getting the touchscreen… err, touch. Engadget noticed that a new Asus Zenbook Touch U500VZ showed up on the Asus website recently. The notebook measures less than 0.8 […]