Ultrabook

Razer this week has announced that the company is upgrading its 13.3” Blade Stealth laptop with Intel’s new quad-core Core i7-8550U microprocessor, along with faster LPDDR3 memory. This marks the latest of several laptop vendors to capitalize on the launch of Intel's 8th Gen Core series of CPUs, integrating the new chips into their existing ultrabook designs. Besides shipping with Intel's Core i7-8550U, the updated Razer Blade Stealth 13.3” also comes standard with 16 GB of LPDDR3-2133 memory, as well as a 512 GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. The laptop also retains support for Thunderbolt 3 and eGFX, allowing the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 to be augmented with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce video cards in an eGFX chassis. In either scenario, the upgraded...

Razer Updates The Razer Blade Stealth: More Screen, Less Bezel, New Color Option

Ever since Razer entered the Ultrabook market, they have offered a solid laptop in the ultra-portable category. The initial version launched back in 2016, and although it had some...

36 by Brett Howse on 6/14/2017

The Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: Broadwell Comes To Acer's Ultrabook

The last time we got a chance to try out the Acer Aspire S7, it was back in 2013. At the time it was a big step up from...

63 by Brett Howse on 10/5/2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review: Bridging The Ultrabook

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup needs almost no introduction, being one of the most well known business lineups around. The T series has been around for what seems like forever, and...

107 by Brett Howse on 9/15/2015

The Acer Aspire R 13 Review: Convertible Notebook With A Twist

The world of the convertible notebook has come a long way in just a couple of years, but we seem to have settled in on two basic types of...

23 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2015)

The X1 Carbon has been Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad since it was launched, and it brings the world of the ThinkPad business class notebook down into a much thinner and...

102 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2015

The 2015 MacBook Review

I’m still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea...

354 by Ryan Smith on 4/14/2015

The ASUS Zenbook UX305 Review

It was way back in 2011 that ASUS launched the Zenbook series. The original UX21E and UX31E were the first of the thin and light Ultrabooks from ASUS to...

164 by Brett Howse on 3/25/2015

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review: Refreshed With Faster Core M

It would be fair to say that Lenovo was a pioneer in the convertible Ultrabook lineup with the original Yoga. Last year, they updated the Yoga lineup with the...

113 by Brett Howse on 3/13/2015

Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell launched the 2015 version of their XPS 13 at CES in January, and it made a big impression because of something that was very small. The first thing...

201 by Brett Howse on 2/19/2015

Toshiba CES 2015 Booth Tour: Encore 2 Write, Portege Z20t, and More

Much like Samsung and Sony, touring the Toshiba booth turned up plenty of devices but not too many laptops – though I’d say out of the big consumer electronics...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/20/2015

HP Announces New Business Mobility Devices

HP Announces New Business Mobility Devices Today HP announced a collection of product updates with their “Business-First” approach to mobility; the full press release has all the pertinent details. The...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/20/2015

Samsung CES Booth Tour: Tablets, Phones, and Core M ATIV Book 9

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Samsung’s booth is what they weren’t showing: laptops. They had exactly one laptop on display, the new ATIV Book 9 with Core M-5Y10c...

45 by Jarred Walton on 1/19/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad Broadwell Updates for T550, T450s, E550, E450, and L450

Wrapping up the ThinkPad updates for now, Lenovo also announced the T550, T450s, E550, E450, and L450 today. As with the X1 Carbon and X250, these replace the previous...

30 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X250

There’s a theme with the Lenovo updates being announced today: in most cases, the new models are similar to the previous generation, only now with Intel’s Broadwell-U processors in...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Broadwell Version

Lenovo has a whole slew of announcements coming out over the next few days, but let’s start at the top with the updated X1 Carbon. The latest iteration upgrades...

25 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014

High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream...

85 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2014

Best $1000 Laptops: Holiday 2014

Mainstream Laptop Recommendations So far we've covered the budget laptop sector as well as Chromebooks in our Holiday 2014 Guides, but if you want a good quality laptop that can...

80 by Jarred Walton on 12/5/2014

ASUS' Zenbook UX305: Core M and QHD+

Today at IFA ASUS announced a couple of new laptops. The first continues the refinement of the Zenbook line with an update geared around Intel's Core M line of...

15 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2014

Toshiba announces new Chromebook 2 line

Expanding its Chromebook lineup, Toshiba is updating its original model by releasing the Chromebook 2. During my time with the device the most immediate difference on this new model...

4 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/3/2014

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