Kicking off PAX West 2016, Gaming hardware maker Razer recently announced some updates to the Blade Gaming Laptop and the Blade Stealth Ultrabook.
Razer Blade 14″
As one of the most popular gaming notebooks on the market, the 14″ Razer Blade has recently been updated to take advantage of Nvidia’s latest GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. According to Razer, the new Pascal architecture based GTX 1060 graphics card will provide up to a 40% increase in performance compared to last generation graphics.
In addition to the new GTX 1060 graphics solution, the 14″ Razer Blade still offers all the [...]
HP’s new Spectre laptop is not only the thinnest laptop on the market, but quite possibly the sexiest too.
As a new premium product to the HP’s Spectre line, the HP Spectre shows off its luxury heritage to the fullest. Meticulously crafted from aluminium and carbon fibre in a two-tone accent, the Spectre is just 10.4mm thick and weighs 2.45lbs. The corning gorilla glass screen and the unique piston hinge mend the pieces together in a spectacular fashion.
Unlike some competitor’s products, the Spectre does not sacrifice on the number of ports. In fact, the Spectre comes with three USB Type-C ports, two of which are compatible [...]
Razer has added a new model to its Razer Blade gaming laptop line in the form of an ultrabook and a graphics expansion dock.
The Razer Blade Stealth is the smallest of the Razer Blade series. With a weight of 2.75 lbs, it further emphasizes power in mobility. The Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-6500U CPU with Intel HD 520 integrated graphics and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It can be configured with up to a 512GB PCIe SSD, albeit this option is only available on the model with the UHD display. Networking is handled with a wireless AC network card with Bluetooth 4.1. The Razer Blade Stealth is also the world’s first ultrabook with [...]
October 6 was a big day for Microsoft. In New York, the software giant launched perhaps the biggest product launch event it had in recent memory.Surface Book
The Surface Book is Microsoft’s latest premium 2-in-1 device and its features don’t disappoint. It comes with a 13.5″ screen with a whopping resolution of 3000p x 2000p. According to Microsoft’s press release, the optically bonded screen has a fineness comparable to that of printed paper. The screen, or the Clipboard, can be detached from the keyboard base to be used independently as a tablet. It can also be connected in reverse, turning the unit into a canvas. The Surface Book does [...]
Among the companies updating their Ultrabooks to take advantage of Intel’s recently announced Broadwell processors is Samsung who recently showcased their latest ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook at CES 2015.
Measuring at 0.46″ (11.8mm) at its thickest point and weighing a mere 2.09 lbs (970g), Samsung claims that the 12.2″ ATIV Book 9 is their thinnest and lightest Ultrabook ever produced. It’s probably also the quietest too as the entire unit is passively cooled to ensure completely silent operation under load thanks to its new ultra power efficient Broadwell-based Intel Core M 5Y10C CPU. Broadwell’s 14nm lithography is expected [...]
We recently had the pleasure of getting some hands on time with Lenovo’s 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon here at CES 2015 and it appears that Lenovo is making sure that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues to be king of the business Ultrabook market.
First unveiled last year, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon differentiates itself from the typical laptops by using carbon fiber as its material of choice. This resulted in an Ultrabook that was durable, lightweight, and had a unique premium feel. It also successfully brought Lenovo’s renowned ThinkPad reliability and innovation into the ultra-portable business market segment.[...]
Ever since Apple’s release of the Retina Display MacBook line back in June 2012, its superior display technology has been left relatively unchallenged by its PC competitors. Featuring a pixel density of 220 PPI and a resolution of 2880×1800, it was easily the best notebook display on the market.
Now nearly a year later, it looks like a number of manufacturers will finally be joining in on the mix, offering similarly impressive displays. As recently discovered by Notebook Italia, the ASUS UX51VZ-DB115H, a variant of the ASUS UX51 series may possibly be carrying a 15.6″ IPS panel with a pixel density of 211.82 PPI and a resolution of [...]
Years ago when HP/Voodoo first unveiled the ENVY, it was one the best looking ultraportable notebooks on the market. It had a full carbon fiber chassis topped off with a high gloss layer and boasted an ultra thin profile even before Ultrabooks were cool. Now years after that first introduction, HP has fully incorporated the ENVY line into their lineup of notebooks, so let’s see what HP has done with their latest iteration of their finest ultraportables.
Today we’ll be reviewing the HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart (ENVY 4-1102xx) Ultrabook. As suggested by its name, the ENVY 4 TouchSmart will include a touchscreen, which has gotten more and more [...]
CES 2013 is right around the corner and every company is eagerly introducing new products to warm up their booths at what is the biggest North American electronics convention of the year. Among the more recent products announced is MSI’s Slide S20 Ultrabook convertible. Designed for travelling buisnessmen and students, the Slider S20 claims to be powerful, portable and versatile. The Slider S20 is unique in that it’s an Ultrabook slider, which combines the best of both tablets and notebooks by ditching the old clamshell notebook design in favor of a new design where the screen slides up and down in order to switch between tablet and [...]
While we’re still recovering from our New Year’s celebrations, Samsung has been hard at work releasing a slew of announcements for their showcase at the upcoming CES 2013. Among them is something that’s really piqued our interest – the revamp for the Series 7 Chronos laptop and the new Series 7 Ultrabook.Series 7 Chronos
Designed for business and development environments, the Series 7 Chronos will be receiving a refresh come CES 2013. Since the Chronos will be running Windows 8, Samsung is dropping in a full HD 1920x1080p 10-point touchscreen display rated at up to 300 nits. To power the relatively high resolution screen, Samsung [...]
Ever since Intel’s Ultrabook push in late 2011, Ultrabooks have become quite popular in the notebook market and today we’ll be taking a look at the newest offerings from our friends over at CyberPowerPC. Now, since this is our first Ivy Bridge Ultrabook review, let’s first discuss what an Ultrabook is and what can be called an Ultrabook.
The first Ultrabooks that were released in 2011 prior to the release of Ivy Bridge CPUs had their own set of Ultrabook specifications, but with the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors (sometime during Computex 2012 in June), Intel also released a new set of [...]
Acer America today announced the Aspire M5 series of Ultrabooks, available exclusively at Best Buy stores in the United States. Featuring Windows 8, the slim and stylish Aspire M5 series combines the portability of an Ultrabook with powerful performance, 8-hour battery life and outstanding value. Select models also include 10 point touch for easily navigating digital media and Windows 8 touch apps.
“Many consumers desire the mobility of an Ultrabook, but still require the larger displays, optical drives, all-day battery life and value offered in a more mainstream notebook PC,” said Scott Ledterman, vice president of retail sales, Acer America. [...]