The Best Haswell-Updated Computers

There's a decent chance that a fair few of you will be stumping up for a new laptop in the next month or two, as uni students head back to halls to discover the wonders of the internet, school kids indulge in Facebook, and regular people, y'know, buy laptops. But before you do, take a moment to work out which machines have been updated with the new generation of Intel goodness. Read More >>

The Laptop Is Dying

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're in the best shape of your life, and your dementia means you won't remember any of this in a few hours." And that is, essentially, the Windows laptop renaissance. Read More >>

The New Asus Zenbooks Are Covered in Gorilla Glass Now (???)

We'd been waiting on this one—the Zenbook is finally getting a refresh. And for whatever reason, Asus has decided to cover one of the prettier ultrabooks out there in a sheet of Gorilla Glass. Which, hey, sure. Read More >>

Convertibles For the Business-Cool

Some businesses -- whether they're bringing in the big bucks or just a one-man-band starting out -- have already discovered the joys of multiple devices, ie, festooning employees with a laptop and tablet. But a hybrid device is not only convenient, it's cost-effective, too. Read More >>

Sony Vaio Pro Review: Climbing a Steeper Grading Curve

There is no joy in the Sony Vaio Pro. For a laptop that is, in substance, elegant and powerful, that's strange. It's pretty and sleek and slim, but somehow with none of the joie de vivre that typically comes along with that. Read More >>

Acer Aspire S7 Review: The PC Revival Is Late, But It's Here

Laptops are at a point right now where they should all be more or less excellent. Ultrabooks are into their third year of relevance, and the screens and processors that are widely available are good enough that you can piecemeal together a perfectly acceptable laptop from chaff, more or less. So making a great one is about decisions. The Acer Aspire S7 made a bunch of good ones, against just a few dumb ones. And the result puts it in the vanguard of what's shaping up to be a belated PC renaissance. Read More >>

Mini Space-Saving PCs, Which You Can Squeeze Into Any Nook or Cranny

Well, almost any nook or cranny. Years ago, you needed a great hulking desktop of a thing if you wanted huge power and performance. Now though, computers like Lenovo's Ideacentre Q190 are so compact they can even be attached to the back of your monitor, freeing up desk space for approximately six cold mugs of half-drunk tea, and an array of Post-Its. Read More >>

Lenovo's Yoga Goes From Desk to Disco (Or Laptop to Tablet) In Seconds

"Convergence" is a word we've banned 'round these parts as quite frankly, what gadget isn't in danger of putting the kitchen sink out of a job these days? But Lenovo only wishes for you to consider its Yoga range of convertibles as "versatile," which is a polite way of saying you don't need to avert your gaze when you pass your old laptop and tablet queuing up outside the dole office. Read More >>

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13-Inch MacBook Air (2013) Review: Well Hello, Battery Life

Apple's MacBook Air has kinda been the ultimate ultrabook since before Intel trademarked Ultrabook. The 2013 Air keeps the oft-praised body of last year's Air, but with Intel's next-gen Haswell processor stuck inside. The result? Battery life and performance to absolutely die for. Read More >>

Sony Vaio Pro: Sony Is Finally Making Good Laptops Again

Sony will tell you a lot of things about the new Vaio Pro, which replaces the Vaio Z at the top of its laptop heap. It might say that it's exceedingly light, and made from carbon fibre  Or it might say that it's got new Intel Haswell guts. But what it should really say is just this: It doesn't suck. And that's the biggest change to Sony laptops in years. Read More >>

This Beautiful New Asus Ultrabook Is Dripping In Glass

Asus has been busy announcing a slew of new products at Computex in Taipei overnight and, while many of them are deeply unremarkable, a glass-coated ultrabook and updated Transformer Pad Infinity should be enough to pique your interest. Read More >>

You've Never Heard of Inhon, But It Made This Laptop Which Is Just 10.7mm Thick

You've probably never heard of Inhon—but that might be about to change. The Taiwanese manufacturer has just launched the Blade 13: a laptop which is just 10.7mm thick. Read More >>

The 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Kicks All Windows 8 Laptops in Battery Life Test

If your laptop can't last long enough to get your stuff done, what's the point of having a portable? The product testing gurus over at Which decided to see how the current generation Windows 8 laptops and ultrabooks stacked up. Their conclusion? The 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro is the best, even running Windows 8. Read More >>

Intel's New Chips: Everything You Need to Know

Intel's talking about its new stuff today at CES. Some of it's new, some of it we've heard before. But we'll let you know everything important that goes down today. Read More >>

Samsung's Series 7 Ultra: Your MacBook Air Might Get Jealous

Sure, Samsung's laptops of late have borne more than a passing resemblance to Apple's MacBook line. The skinny, shiny Series 7 Ultra is no exception. But so what? In the Age of Windows 8, that just means you get basically the same pretty package with the added bonus of a touchscreen and some spec improvements. Not bad! Read More >>

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Roman Coppola: "Everything is Now an App. It's Disappointing"

Earlier this year Intel, along with W Hotels, put out a call to all budding screenwriters over the social networks to send in scripts for a set of short films. Each film had to be set in a W Hotel, anywhere in the world, and have an Ultrabook as a central part of the story. At the creative helm they joined with Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau to sift through the entries and assign directors, actors and producers. Read More >>


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