The fourth-generation Intel Core processor was developed specifically for ultrabooks and promises big advances in the second half of 2013. Apologies to anyone who has already bought a Windows 8 ultrabook.
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The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 is a solid Ultrabook thanks to the new Ivy Bridge processor.
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.
Sony may be calling the Vaio T its first ultrabook, but the device is hindered by an aging processor and uninspiring specifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This would be the ultimate ultraportable notebook, were it not for enduring question-marks about performance and, in particular, battery life.
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.
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