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Review Update HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT) Ultrabook

85% Review Update HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (F2R72UT) Ultrabook

Business luxury. Our latest Folio 1040 G1 review unit arrived with a 1080p IPS display panel and an upgraded CPU—not to mention a bevy of preloaded security software to make corporate IT life easier. Is this business as usual, or was it worth the wait?
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01DE Notebook

83% Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01DE Notebook

Light, slim, (more) affordable. Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus established itself as a high-end contender in the Ultrabook category. Equipped with identical hardware, but without the "Plus" in the name and sans the reflective QHD+ display, the cheaper ATIV Book 9 retails for about 350 Euro (~$480) less.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Review Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B6005YGE Notebook

85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B6005YGE Notebook

Evergreen. Only a few notebooks have such a long history as the ThinkPad T-series. Lenovo follows the current trend with the latest 14-inch version and focuses on mobility in particular. There are also new components and input devices. Read our review to find out what you can expect from the work tool.
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Review HP EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET Ultrabook

87% Review HP EliteBook 840 G1-H5G28ET Ultrabook

The golden mean? The HP EliteBook 840 G1 wants to beat the business rivals from Lenovo and Dell. Thanks to an extensive diet, the 14-inch device is thinner than ever, but you do not have to waive a fast Core i7 processor, sufficient memory and comprehensive features.
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 1.8 kg
HP Spectre 13 Pro ultrabook with aluminum alloy design

HP Spectre 13 Pro ultrabook coming soon

The Spectre 13 ultrabook will soon get a business version with aluminum alloy design, fourth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 8 ...
Review Clevo W840SN (Schenker S403 FHD/GT745M) Barebones Ultrabook

75% Review Clevo W840SN (Schenker S403 FHD/GT745M) Barebones Ultrabook

Gamer's choice? Schenker beefs up its ultrabook with a GT 745M, SSD plus HDD, decent upgradability, matte Full HD screen and an aluminum, rather than plastic, lid. Is it the ideal contraption for the performance geek?
Intel Core i5-4200U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Best Buy Windows XP trade-in $100 USD coupon deal

Acer C720 Chromebook available for $99 USD through Best Buy's XP trade in program

This is probably the best deal available to customers who plan to get a new Chromebook and still have a Windows XP machine around.
Review Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H Ultrabook

77% Review Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H Ultrabook

A cheap premium laptop? Asus adds a cheap 13-inch Ultrabook to their collection. The laptop contains a Haswell processor and its case has stayed similar to that of the predecessor. It includes a touchscreen as well. How good an Ultrabook can we get for such a low price?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE Ultrabook

84% Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE Ultrabook

Luxury for the executive level. Ultrabooks are normally designed for home users – but that's not always the case. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, for example, targets affluent business customers who are willing to spend almost 2000 Euro (~$2800) for the top-of-the-line version. If this amount is money well spent is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-4550U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Review HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (H5F62ET) Ultrabook

82% Review HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (H5F62ET) Ultrabook

Towering heights. Someone who offers a 2000 Euro (~$2749) ultrabook is aiming at especially demanding customers. Thus, we ask ourselves why a TN screen is installed in an otherwise very elegant device with some notable cutbacks. Will the review sample nevertheless manage to stand up against the competitor's flagships, and to score in the targeted business range?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Review Acer Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook

88% Review Acer Aspire S3-392G Ultrabook

Slim, fast and gaming-ready. In 2011, Acer introduced the Aspire S3-951, the first ever Ultrabook. After three years, we are delighted to meet the successor, the Aspire S3-392G. A strong Haswell CPU, a gaming-ready GPU and a lot of memory is packed into this small, compact computer. Our review will reveal what this 13.3-inch machine is capable of.
Intel Core i5-4200U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Review Update Dell XPS 13-9333 Touchscreen Ultrabook

85% Review Update Dell XPS 13-9333 Touchscreen Ultrabook

Predictably great. Dell’s 2014 refresh of its critically-acclaimed XPS 13 brings with it a conservative selection of evolutionary enhancements, not least of which is the option of an included touchscreen. But can it still stand with the latest and greatest ultraportables?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Nvidia: launch of the GeForce 800M series

Nvidia: launch of the GeForce 800M series

Nvidia brings out a total of seven different graphics cards for the launch of the GeForce 800M series. Among these, there are also several models...
Review Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip SV-F11AN1L2ES Convertible

76% Review Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip SV-F11AN1L2ES Convertible

Last hurrah. Sony launches a convertible dubbed Vaio Fit 11A multi-flip on the market. It provides innumerable configurations for home use, and is likely one of the last devices that the manufacturer brings to the international market. Will Sony leave with a blast?
Intel Celeron N2920 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
Asus ZenBook NX500 4k ultrabook with aluminum body

Asus is working on a 4K ultrabook with aluminum body

The upcoming ZenBook NX500 is expected to debut next month featuring an impressive UHD 4k display, high-end Bang & Olufsen audio, and an aluminum...
Samsung Chromebook 2 with Exynos 5 Octa processor, 4 GB RAM and 16 GB storage

Samsung announces Chromebook 2 Series with Exynos 5 Octa processors

The new Chromebooks will arrive in April starting at $319 and feature 4 GB of memory and an attractive fake stitched-leather finish on the lid.
Review Update Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4014H Ultrabook

83% Review Update Asus Zenbook UX302LG-C4014H Ultrabook

Ultimate rush. Which tech specs does the technically savvy user find most compelling? A beefy CPU, lightning-fast SSD, and a potent graphics card propel an Ultrabook to the top of the "must-have" list. Does the Zenbook UX302 score a "Very Good" this time around?
Intel Core i7-4500U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE Ultrabook

83% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE Ultrabook

Experiment.. The 2013 edition of the X1 Carbon came pretty close to a rating of "very good". Still, Lenovo has not stopped improving its premium ultrabook series, adding a WQHD IPS panel to the 13-inch device while also improving its battery life and implementing new input devices / ports. Is this enough to eradicate the few remaining issues?
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Asus notebook strategy for 2014

Asus Chromebook C200 and C300 could be coming soon

The 11.6- and 13-inch Chrome OS-powered notebooks from Asus could be officially announced next month at the release of the Chromebox mini-PC.
Review Lenovo ThinkPad S540 20B30059GE Ultrabook

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S540 20B30059GE Ultrabook

Improved by Haswell. A notebook that you carry around all the time should be as light as possible, but also sturdy and enduring at the same time. Lenovo tries to meet these requirements with the ultrabooks of the ThinkPad S-series. We review the ThinkPad S540, the current 15.6-inch model from the series. The biggest improvement: The S540 models are equipped with Haswell processors.
Intel Core i5-4200U | AMD Radeon HD 8670M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ0069GE Notebook

90% Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ0069GE Notebook

A must-have. The T440s is currently one of the most sought-after products on the mobile business market. But with so many versions available, it is not exactly easy for a buyer to figure out which model is best suited to his or her individual needs. To follow-up on our review of the basic version, here we have written an update reviewing the top model, equipped with an Intel i7 CPU, FHD IPS display and a fat 9-cell battery.
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook TH90/P convertible ultrabook with Haswell processor and IGZO display

Fujitsu reveals Lifebook TH90/P convertible

This new ultrabook is powered by an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, has an IGZO panel with 2,560X1,440 pixels and offers four modes of use, as w...
Review Fujitsu LifeBook U904 Ultrabook

81% Review Fujitsu LifeBook U904 Ultrabook

Hot? Fujitsu introduces its new flagship, and presents a classy-looking ultrabook alongside a docking station and an ultra-high-resolution touchscreen. The other features are also very promising. Is the U904 the perfect business laptop for on-the-go professional?
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook with WQHD IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Acer S7 ultrabooks with WQHD IPS displays now available in the US

Acer released the Aspire S7 ultrabook with an impressive WQHD IPS display and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection back in December, but only now i...
Review Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA Convertible

81% Review Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA Convertible

Triple champion? Tablets with a keyboard dock are an old hat? Notebooks are prehistoric? Android tablets are cheap slowpokes? Asus combines these three categories, and the result is not outdated, archaic or boring.
Intel Core i7-4500U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 11.6" | 1.7 kg
Eurocom Armadillo ultrabook with 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD

Eurocom Armadillo ships with the 1 TB Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD

The list of options available for this ultrabook now includes Samsung's 1 TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD.
Intel introduces nine Haswell chips for notebooks and other mobile devices

Intel introduces nine Haswell chips aimed at mobile devices

The new Haswell chips offer clock speeds 100 MHz higher than current models and the Core i7-4860HQ is the only one to feature the HD 5200 Iris Pr...
Review Dell XPS 11-9P33 Convertible

84% Review Dell XPS 11-9P33 Convertible

Lots of pixels, mediocre performance. You cannot decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet? Then a convertible such as the Dell XPS 11 might be the ideal compromise. Our review will show how this jack-of-all-trades with a Core i5 CPU, a QHD display and an SSD fares during actual usage.
Intel Core i5-4210Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
Review Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419 Ultrabook

81% Review Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419 Ultrabook

Ultra-TravelMate. Acer updates their venerable TravelMate-series and adds a 14-inch business Ultrabook to the lineup. Is the 14-inch Haswell-equipped P645 with its dedicated Radeon graphics card and generously-sized SSD a compelling alternative to the established competition?
Intel Core i7-4500U | AMD Radeon HD 8750M | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
Sony brings a smaller model to the VAIO Flip convertible line - the Flip 11A

CES 2014 | Sony brings a smaller model to the VAIO Flip convertible line - the Flip 11A

The 11A is the smallest and lightest Flip yet
Review Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4003H Ultrabook

82% Review Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4003H Ultrabook

Smaller brother? Asus offers two similar-looking 13.3-inch Zenbooks which differ completely at their cores. As these models are Ultrabooks, they are light, thin and equipped with a touchscreen. The UX301LA performed very well in our test. Can the affordable UX302LA match the high standards set by its predecessor?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Samsung Exynos 5250 Chromebook

Samsung could launch new Exynos 5 Octa-powered Chromebooks in 2014

The upcoming Samsung Chromebook could come equipped with a 2,560X1,600 resolution display, 3 GB of memory and the Exynos 5 Octo 5420 processor.
Review Sony Vaio Fit 13A SV-F13N1L2E/S Convertible

78% Review Sony Vaio Fit 13A SV-F13N1L2E/S Convertible

A chameleon. The multi-flip presents itself as a transformation artist. At one moment, it sports a clamshell look; in the next, it is suddenly a tablet PC. What does Sony do better or worse than the numerous convertibles on the market?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Review Dell Inspiron 14-7437 Notebook

82% Review Dell Inspiron 14-7437 Notebook

Aluminum office. Dell's Inspiron 14-7437 is an aluminum ultrabook with a touchscreen as well as Windows 8 and reminds us of a MacBook. How does it perform in our review?
Intel Core i7-4500U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Review Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible

80% Review Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible

Pixel-packed performer. Last year’s Yoga 13 was one of the most popular Ultrabooks yet, and for good reason: while it wasn’t perfect, it was smartly-designed, with a unique (and sturdy) build and good performance for its price point. One year later, can Lenovo’s successor carry the torch?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Review Gigabyte U24T Notebook

78% Review Gigabyte U24T Notebook

A step forward? Gigabyte belongs more to the unknown mobile end device suppliers in some countries. Too bad actually, considering that the Taiwanese manufacturer has a few very exciting laptops in its product line. For example, the U24T is seen as a compact multimedia all-rounder.
Intel Core i7-4500U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
Review Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) Notebook

88% Review Dell XPS 15 (9530, Late 2013) Notebook

I'm sexy and I know it. The Dell XPS 15 is a multimedia powerhouse with premium-level features. The most recent version of the notebook series, which has been around for quite a few generations, not only brings changes to the design, but also updates to the internal components.
Intel Core i7-4702HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell's Chromebook 11 arrives in January

Dell's Chromebook 11 arrives in January

This Chrome OS laptop features an 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass display with 1,366X768 pixels, 4 GB of memory and a fourth generation Intel Celero...
MSI launches the S20 Slider 2 convertible

MSI launches the S20 Slider 2 convertible

The S20 Slider 2 features Haswell processor and Windows 8, also taking full advantage of the keyboard and sliding cover design.
Review Acer Aspire S7-392 Ultrabook

83% Review Acer Aspire S7-392 Ultrabook

Evolution. Acer refreshed its stylish 13.3-inch Aspire S7. Besides a Haswell Core i7 and a WQHD display, the ultrabook also gets a larger battery. Our review shows whether the Aspire S7-392 can beat its predecessor and if it can even ascend to the throne.
Intel Core i7-4500U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Review Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook

Pioneer. The 12.5-inch ThinkPad of the X series has been completely revamped - while still staying true to the core strengths of its well-made predecessors. Mobility, flexibility, ergonomics and great build quality are characteristics which are not cherished among business customers alone. Our detailed review will show where the ThinkPad X240 fares better than those before it.
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2 with 4G LTE and Windows 8.1 Pro

Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2 with 4G LTE and Windows 8.1 Pro

The rugged hybrid now sports 4G LTE and the longest standard battery life in its class. The CF-C2 is also the only one in its class to feature a ...
Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook

76% Review Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 905S3G-K01DE Subnotebook

Ultraslim - the AMD way. Samsung's rather expensive ATIV Book 9 Plus was released some time ago and has been called the "most beautiful Ultrabook" by some. The ATIV Book 9 Lite uses AMD components and is offered at a more palatable price point. What the new notebook has to offer is the subject of our review.
AMD A6-1450 | AMD Radeon HD 8250 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Review Toshiba Portégé Z10t Convertible

80% Review Toshiba Portégé Z10t Convertible

Clipped wings. A Windows Convertible for 1700 Euros (~$2328) must have some highlights to offer. However, docking was a sobering experience for us, although the Z10t is basically a well-balanced bundle.
Intel Core i5-3339Y | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Acer releases a touchscreen Chromebook for only $299

Acer releases a touchscreen Chromebook for only $299

The new portable is the first one in its class to offer a touchscreen for such a low price, featuring a high definition 11.6-inch display, Haswel...
Acer updates the Aspire R7 with Haswell processor and support for active stylus

Acer updates the Aspire R7 with Haswell processor and support for active stylus

The touchscreen laptop with pivoting screen gets a Haswell processor update and support for active stylus only five months after its release, as ...
Review Toshiba Satellite U840T-101 Ultrabook

77% Review Toshiba Satellite U840T-101 Ultrabook

A bit late. Toshiba's ultrabook with touchscreen had been promised for the second quarter of 2013, but a test product only just reached us. An i5-3337U of the Ivy Bridge generation should ensure enough processing power and is supported by 8 GB of RAM. It's certainly a strong package of performance, but can the machine contend with Intel's newer competition based on Haswell?
Intel Core i5-3337U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Review Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet

82% Review Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Tablet

Cautious evolution. Microsoft's second iteration of the Surface Pro aims at eradicating its predecessor's biggest flaws while at the same time staying true to its original concept. We have done some extensive testing to find out whether this powerful tablet PC with its high-resolution display does now indeed come closer to the idea of a perfect working device.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 10.6" | 915 g
Acer unveils a new Haswell Chromebook priced at just $199

Acer unveils a new Haswell Chromebook priced at just $199

The new entry-level model sports a vibrant 11.6-inch HD display and an Intel Celeron 2955U processor coupled with 2 GB of DDR3 memory.
Two Chromebooks by Asus coming in 2014

Two Chromebooks by Asus coming in 2014

A recent news report claims that Asus will launch two Chromebooks next year, with prices starting as low as $199.
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)