Lenovo Yoga Review: This Is How You Build a PC/Tablet Freak Machine

I’ve got a bunch of Windows 8 PCs sitting around the office and my apartment. I use them all throughout the day, but when I need to actually get something done or test out a feature, I find myself using the Lenovo Yoga, without a second thought. That’s probably a good sign. Read More >>

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Lenovo's Yoga Ultrabook-Tablet Hybrid Will Also Come in 11-Inch Form

Lenovo's Yoga was the first of the Windows 8 hybrids to turn up this year. And when it's finally out later this month, it'll have a little brother. The Yoga will also come in an 11-inch ARM-based version running Windows RT. Read More >>

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Samsung's Crazy qHD Series 9 Ultrabook Can't Get Here Fast Enough

Samsung is showing a 13-inch Series 9 ultrabook at IFA with a qHD 2,560x1,440 display. It's only a prototype, but here is the only reasonable reaction to that bit of news: Hell f*cking yes. Read More >>

Acer's Got an Awesome-Looking New 11-inch Touchscreen Ultrabook

While everyone's spewing out Windows 8 hybrids all over the place, Acer has an 11-inch ultrabook that looks pretty exciting. Read More >>

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: What the Future of Laptops Should Be

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does the impossible. It makes a business laptop—a business anything—cool. Cool because it looks good, sure, but also because it works the way it's supposed to. And somehow, that's become one of the bigger compliments in tech. Read More >>

Lenovo X1 Carbon: Holy Crap

The Lenovo X1 Carbon arrived at our office a few days ago, and while the full review will be up early next week, we wanted to give you our first impressions of Lenovo's ruggedised ultrabook. So far: Really good. Read More >>

The Best Ultraportable Laptop of 2012

For a while now, ultraportables have been the only class of laptop that really matters. Sure, you can find more powerful machines for less money. But the mix of portability, speed, and beauty—along with the miniature muscle of Intel's Ivy Bridge chips—has made ultrabooks the best laptops to own for almost all of us. Read More >>

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Samsung Series 9 2012 Lightning Review: Who Said Samsung Can't Do Cool?

The Samsung Series 9 was one of the best Windows ultraportable laptops last year. Even though it didn't quite keep up on specs or benchmarks with some of the top-end machines, it was the most usable of the bunch. This year, as ultrabooks have made massive improvements over the past generation, the Series 9 remains one of the best. But it's still not perfect. Read More >>

Ultrabooks Haven't Staved Off PC's Woes, Sales Still Falling

When Intel outed the Ultrabook concept last year, it hoped the slim laptops would be the saviour of the PC market, clawing back sales it had lost to Apple's svelte offerings. The latest figures show, however, that all is not well in the land of PC. Read More >>

7 Ways Ultrabooks Beat the New MacBook Air

The MacBook Air might sit atop the heap of ultraportable laptops, but Laptop Mag argues that the influx of Ultrabooks are not just comprable, but in many ways better. Here are seven reasons why. Read More >>

Apple's New MacBook Air Wedge Design Patent Could Destroy Ultrabooks. Sigh.

Apple has been awarded a patent for the wedge design of the MacBook Air. The definition of the design is broad enough to cover many ultrabooks, extending Apple's apparent ownership of black rectangles to thin, vaguely katana-like triangles. Read More >>

There's Never Been a Worse Time to Buy a Laptop

If you're thinking about buying a laptop any time soon, don't. Just don't do it. We're at a unique point in history, where weird and wonderful new hardware and revolutionary platform changes of every stripe will converge over the next few months. Read More >>

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Microsoft's Windows 8 Battle Is Everyone's War

This week at Computex, PC manufacturers are outing hybrid devices of every stripe. They're fun, goofy, slightly-to-moderately confusing little gadgets, but they're also a reminder that Microsoft isn't going it alone in its massive gamble on Windows 8. Everyone's along for the ride. Read More >>

Toshiba Satellite U840W Hands On: Super-Wide 21:9 Mutant Ultrabook for Movie-Lovers and Multitaskers

If nothing else, Toshiba seems determined to not be lumped in with the MacBook clones and iPad ripoffs. Its new Satellite U840W falls in line with its other recent holy crap why does it look like that gear. Which is a good thing! To a point. Read More >>

Sony Series T Ultrabook Hands On: Dancing with Last Year's Queen

Sony's new Vaio T ultrabook takes the Vaio line out of the weird limbo it had been in for the past few years, where it hadn't had a true, comprable laptop to the droves of hordes coming out. Though the Euro model of the T Series was announced earlier this month with Sandy Bridge innards, the just-announced US version will come in i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge. That's good news for the Yanks, since there's zero reason you'd want a brand new laptop with last year's chipset. But don't feel too envious -- using it in person, it gives the impression that it's sort of got last year's everything else. Read More >>

Who Wants a 21:9 Cinemascope Ultrabook?

Why should ultrabooks be confined to standard laptop screen ratios? Toshiba reckons 16:9 is so last year; 21:9 is where it's at, for full cinema-wide movie viewing with the world's first cinemascope ultrabook, the U840W. Read More >>


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