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Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Simply brilliant. Dell now offers the XPS 13 with a non-touch display and a more mainstream resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a much more affordable price. Not only is the new display brighter, but it's matte as well, which improves outdoor usability. The remainder of the hardware is very similar to the QHD+ model, so the new model inherits both strengths and weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is r...
Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

87% Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

Even more pixels! As the successor to Dell's XPS 15 (Late 2013) with its QHD+ display, the American company now presents the overhauled XPS 15 in a new configuration with a 4K UHD display and a more powerful processor. The almost perfect display image and reasonably good performance are enticing. Unfortunately, some of the computer's former problems remain unresolved.
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

March 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly...
Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

1, 2, Yoga 3. Lenovo squeezes a 14-inch screen into a chassis that's roughly the same size as last year's Yoga 2 13 and upgrades the hardware at the same time as well. The new Yoga 3 14 inherits most of the predecessor's familiar traits and while it improves in some areas, it also takes a slight step back in another.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Does an upgrade make sense? Several weeks after their official launch, most of the new Broadwell processors passed through our test course. So, it is time to deliver a first summary. How much do the CPU and graphics unit perform better than the predecessor models'? Did the battery runtimes improve, too? We know the answers!
Apple brings Intel Broadwell processors to its MacBook Air

Apple updates 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with Broadwell

Both laptops also got improved Thunderbolt 2 and the 13-inch Air now comes with twice as fast SSD storage.
Updated MacBook Pro Retina 13 offers Broadwell, Force Touch trackpad, longer battery life

Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina with Broadwell

Additionally, the laptop now features the Force Touch trackpad and its battery life has been extended.
Fanless Apple MacBook with Intel Core M processor

Apple launches first fanless MacBook

The new 12-inch MacBook uses the dual-core Intel Core M processor, has a fanless design, 8 GB memory, up to 512 GB flash storage, and starts at $...
Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

[Update] Officially, Intel's Broadwell processor can only address RAM modules up to 8 GB thus far. This is also because of the fact that bigger SODIMMs are not widely available. The small RAM manufacturer Intelligent Memory is the first to launch 16 GB modules to be compatible with current notebooks. Update: First tests were successfully conducted.
Intel Atom x3 64-bit SoC features 3G or 4G LTE and more

MWC 2015 | Intel unveils new Atom processors

The new chips unveiled today aim smartphones, phablets, and tablets, as well as convertibles. First products that use them are expected in mid-20...
Samsung ATIV Book 9 ultrabook with Intel Core M processor

Samsung ATIV Book 9 ultrabook hits the US starting at $1,200

This 12.2-inch ultraportable is powered by a new Intel Core M processor and will hit the US market tomorrow for a price that starts at $1,200 USD...
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

The return of the old master. What can be improved in an almost perfect notebook? Lenovo might have thought that it is better not to change too much and launched an only slightly revised edition of the T440s with the ThinkPad T450s. At least, the manufacturer (partly) answered the complaints about the predecessor's unusual five-button ClickPad.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

No compromises - part 2. Compact, highly mobile, attractive - this is how one could sum up the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the notebook is quite powerful as well, although the battery life suffers as a result.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

89% First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

Working on details. Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s steps in big shoes. The expectations are high that the successor of the overall successful T440s is even a bit better. In fact, the T450s proves to be a carefully matured perfectionist - and it now challenges the competition from HP, Dell & co.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

No (big) experiments. Lenovo only introduces small changes for the latest sibling of the X200-series – but just those changes improve a good subnotebook and result in an even better one. The manufacturer even listened to the criticism about the unpopular 5-button ClickPad of the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
 

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
Asus ZenBook UX305 with IPS display and Intel Core-M processor

Asus ZenBook UX305 starts at $699

This 13.3-inch ultraportable weighs only 2.6 pounds, has a Full HD IPS display, Intel Core-M processor, comes loaded with Windows 8.1, and starts...
Vaio Z and Z Canvas Ultrabooks officially announced

Vaio Z and Z Canvas Ultrabooks officially announced

VAIO, the laptop brand which used to be owned by Sony, announced yesterday two new Ultrabooks. The Vaio Z is an acrobatic slim Ultrabook that can...
Asus Zenbook UX305 Subnotebook Review

87% Asus Zenbook UX305 Subnotebook Review

Slimline. How much flatter does it get? The Core M is at its best, with 12 millimeters in an airless case. The performance lags behind the Haswell competitors, and the Zenbook inspires no wonder in terms of battery life. Still, input devices, workmanship, emissions, and (last but not least) the price argue in favor of purchase.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

No more fans. Core-M makes it possible: The new ThinkPad Helix 2 is available without a fan for the first time, but is still supposed to provide sufficient performance for all important applications. Can the versatile convertible meet the high expectations of business customers?
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12

Acer Aspire Switch 12 early impressions and performance results

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a unique PC. Half all-in-one and half Ultrabook and running on the new Core M processor. It's multi-faceted and fanless and we've got one on the desk going through the review process right now but for those that can't wait, here are some first-impressions, performance figures and comparisons with the Surface Pro 3
Toshiba unveils Broadwell-based Satellite Z30-B-100 Ultrabook

Toshiba unveils Broadwell-based Satellite Z30-B-100 Ultrabook

The Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100 is a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook that comes with an Intel Core i5-5200U dual-core CPU from the Broadwell generation. ...
Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

84% Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

The carbon dwarf. If you do not like a tablet, and a smartphone is not large enough, then the 12.5-inch Ultrabook Dell Latitude 12 E7250 is a full business notebook that fits in your bag. Let us see what the small device is capable of.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

88% Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

Refusal to compromise… You can’t have it all—or can you? Dell’s latest XPS 13 pushes the envelope in a number of different critical categories, but most notably portability: this is the smallest 13.3-inch notebook we’ve reviewed. Could we be witnessing the best ultraportable to date?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 14 E7450 Ultrabook Review

88% Dell Latitude 14 E7450 Ultrabook Review

Evolution instead of revolution. The Dell Latitude is equipped with Intel's latest CPU generation Broadwell and wants to get the top spot in the business segment, currently occupied by the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s. What are the advantages of the modern 14-nm technology for the user and does the 14-inch notebook have any other highlights – we tested it.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Fujitsu announces new LifeBook notebooks

Fujitsu announces new LifeBook notebooks

Fujitsu recently unveiled a few new Lifebook notebooks. The new models come with features such as a battery life of up 24 hours and a palm vein s...
All Sony retail stores in Canada are closing

Sony closing all its Canadian retail stores

Shortly after a Reuters report concerning the imminent sale of Sony's mobile and TV divisions, the Japanese company announce the closure of all i...
New Apple MacBook Air might be available in gold...

MacBook Air gets a redesign, might appear in gold and space grey

Apple's fanless ultrabook with USB Type C is expected to debut at WWDC 2015 this summer.
Dell Latitude 13 7350 Convertible Review

81% Dell Latitude 13 7350 Convertible Review

Ultrabook Convertible. Dell’s Latitude 13 7350 is a mixture of an Ultrabook, a tablet and a convertible. The combination of silent operation, good keyboard and long battery runtimes make it a companion for business users.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Asus AsusPro Advanced BU401LA-CZ020G Ultrabook Review

87% Asus AsusPro Advanced BU401LA-CZ020G Ultrabook Review

Quality for little money? Asus wants to put the competition under pressure with affordable business laptops and equips its new 14-inch flagship with the currently fastest ULV processor, plenty of working memory, and a swift SSD to accomplish that. We will reveal why it is nevertheless not enough for first place in the category.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 14" | 1.7 kg
HP's ZBook 14 and ZBook 15u pair ULV CPUs with workstation graphics.

CES 2015 | HP updates ZBook 14 with Broadwell, introduces ZBook 15u

These workstation ultrabooks offer extensive hardware customization and four OS choices.
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CES 2015 | Dell launches new XPS 13 notebook, updates the old XPS 15 to QHD

The new Dell XPS 13 is the world's smallest 13-inch Ultrabook. Thanks to the ultra slim 5.5 mm bezels around the display, the XPS 13 is about as ...
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750 convertible with 360-degree hinge and Intel Core Broadwell processor

CES 2015 | Lenovo announces LaVie Z HZ750 convertible

This is world's lightest 13.3-inch convertible ultrabook and features a new Intel Broadwell processor, SSD storage, up to Full QHD resolution - a...
Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 light Windows notebook with Magnesium alloy case and Intel Broadwell processor

CES 2015 | Lenovo unveils LaVie Z HZ550 notebook

This is world's lightest portable in the 13.3-inch category and features a new Intel Broadwell processor, SSD storage, up to Full QHD resolution ...
Intel presents further Broadwell chips for notebooks and ultrabooks

CES 2015 | Intel unveils additional Broadwell CPUs for notebooks and ultrabooks

The wait is over: So far only the ultra fugal Core M models of Intel's new 14 nm generation called Broadwell have been available. More powerful models for bigger notebooks and ultrabooks are following now. A total of 17 new models with a TDP of 15 or 28 Watt replace the previous Haswell generation.
The Broadwell-based Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1

CES 2015 | Lenovo unveils updated Carbon X1 ultrabook, ThinkPad Stack accessories

Lenovo announced a lot of new notebooks at CES 2015, but there's no doubt that the flagship notebook is the updated ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Also, the...
Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad T, L, and E notebook series

CES 2015 | Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad T, L, and E notebook series

At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced new notebooks in the Thinkpad E, L, and T series. The new Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks are all based on t...
Acer's new Aspire S7 and R13 will be equipped with Intel Broadwell processors.

CES 2015 | Acer unveils Broadwell-powered Aspire R13 and Aspire S7

Both new devices offer an IPS display with Full HD or WQHD resolution.
Samsung ATIV Book 9 ultrabook

Samsung unveils the 2015 ATIV Book 9 ultraportable laptop

The 2015 Samsung ATIV Book 9 is a fanless 12.2-inch Windows 8.1 ultrabook that combines portability with serious processing power.
Fujitsu Lifebook U574 (U5740M7512DE), courtesy of Fujitsu Germany

78% Fujitsu Lifebook U574 Ultrabook Review

Deceptive. Slim and good-looking business laptops are possible nowadays. The non-glare touchscreen of Fujitsu's Lifebook U574 is rare, though. Is it only smoke and mirrors or a solid business subnotebook that meets all fundamental criteria?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K Convertible Review

84% Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K Convertible Review

Acer's All-in-One. Notebook, tablet or All-in-One PC, the Acer R13 meets almost all the requirements. Thanks to the new Ezel Aero Hinges, the device can be used in many operating modes and is also really fast with its two turbo SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration and Intel's i7 processor.
Intel Core i7-4510U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G Ultrabook Review

85% Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU201LA-DT036G Ultrabook Review

Surprise from the second row. Asus wants to attack the established business competition with its new 12.5-inch subnotebook. The AsusPro BU201LA can not only impress with its great Full HD display, but also with an excellent keyboard and a solid build quality – and all that for a surprisingly low price. What is the catch?
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Intel Core M-5Y70

82% Intel Core M-5Y70 "Broadwell" Review

Performance goes up, energy consumption goes down? After a several-month delay, Intel has finally released the fifth incarnation of their "Core" architecture, codenamed Broadwell. It's even coming on the market this year -- at least in a few machines. Initially, the new, extremely low-energy Core M series will only be used in the improved 14 nm manufacturing process. Is it a dream come true? Can we now expect to see high-performance, passively cooled Windows tablets?
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H Ultrabook Review

86% Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H Ultrabook Review

Symbiosis. A powerful notebook does not have to be bulky and loud if it can also be dignified, subtle and quiet. Why pretentious and not understated? Asus thinks it knows what wealthy customers want and creates an Ultrabook that combines performance and elegance in a simple yet sophisticated chassis. Can this symbiosis really set new records in every category, just as Asus promises?
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
First Impressions: Asus Zenbook NX500JK in Review

86% First Impressions: Asus Zenbook NX500JK in Review

Alluring. Asus aims at tech enthusiasts with its new 15-inch Zenbook generation. The flat aluminum unibody houses a standard-voltage i7 processor paired with an upper middle-class Nvidia graphics card. The highlight of this model seems to be the 4K panel. It offers high resolutions, great colors, high contrast and wide viewing angles. Is this the winner?
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Black Friday promotion

Samsung to offer over 160 deals on Black Friday

Samsung's list of holiday deals includes solid price cuts for tablets, SSDs, TVs, digital cameras, Chromebooks, and more.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Review

Often imitated, never duplicated. Lenovo was a first-mover in the 360-degree hinge segment, but they’re not content to rest on their laurels. Instead, the company brings us the thinnest, lightest, and most ambitiously-designed Yoga yet. Don’t miss our full review to see how the Yoga 3 Pro stacks up.
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)