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The mystery of the missing AMD sleekbooks

Earlier in May I flew to China, Shanghai to be specific, for the launch of a host of new HP ultrabooks and sleekbooks, a term created as a result of Intel's trademark on the word ultrabook.HP's Envy4 sleekbook does not currently offer any options that include an AMD processorThe only difference between an ultrabook and a sleekbook is the processor under the bonnet.

May 31, 2012 by

Lenovo Ultrabook U300s hands on

It's a good sign if other members of the family want to use any of the laptops that pass through my hands, and it happens less often than you might think. Lenovo's ultraportable Ultrabook U300s turned out to be a star in that particular category.

March 30, 2012 by

SanDisk upgrade drive takes SSDs to Extremes

There's a growing interest in solid state disk drives (SSDs) as a way to speed up ultraportable laptops, thanks partly to their appearance in Apple MacBook Air and Intel Ultrabook-style machines. SanDisk is now targeting the upgrade market with an Extreme SSD in consumer packaging.

February 15, 2012 by

Toshiba Satellite Pro T130

The ultraportable Satellite Pro T130 could deliver all-day computing with appropriate usage patterns and power management settings. But its keyboard could be better, it lacks an optical drive and the glossy chassis design may not be to all tastes.

February 1, 2010 by

HP Compaq nx9420

If require a 17in. wide-screen notebook with corporate-calibre security, power and battery life, then the HP Compaq nx9420 is pretty much your only choice.

January 9, 2007 by

The latest model in the ThinkPad X series

The first ultraportable to accommodate Intel's Core Duo processor, Lenovo's ThinkPad X60s, combines blazing performance and incredible battery life with a full feature set and a compact case. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

May 8, 2006 by

Acer TravelMate 3012WTMi

Acer's dual-core TravelMate 3012WTMi includes a number of features -- wide-screen display, built-in camera, Bluetooth VoIP phone -- that should appeal to mobile professionals. The lack of an integrated optical drive could deter some users, though.

April 20, 2006 by

JVC Mini Note MP-XP7210

Consumer electronics specialist JVC’s first notebook is an impressive Windows XP ultraportable that weighs less than a kilogram and features a 1,024 by 600 display.

July 31, 2002 by


This would be the ultimate ultraportable notebook, were it not for enduring question-marks about performance and, in particular, battery life.

May 3, 2002 by

Dell Latitude C400

This is a well specified ultraportable notebook that delivers very good value for money. It's an excellent choice if you need to combine performance and portability.

January 27, 2002 by

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