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Dell refreshes the XPS 13 and 15 laptops

Dell refreshes the XPS 13 and 15 laptops

These ultra-thin laptops now feature Haswell processors and solid-state storage
Review Asus Zenbook Infinity UX301LA Ultrabook

83% Review Asus Zenbook Infinity UX301LA Ultrabook

Dark beauty. It's small. It's a premium product. And it's fast. We almost don't dare to call the new Zenbook UX301 an "ultrabook", as it attempts to be much more than that: the perfect mobile companion. With the top-notch materials, great build quality and high-end innards of its newest flagship; Asus wants to dethrone its fiercest competitor, Apple. The price point? That topic almost becomes a minor matter.
Intel Core i7-4558U | Intel Iris Graphics 5100 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
HP releases the EliteBook 800 Series notebooks

HP releases the EliteBook 800 Series notebooks

These new business machines are powerful, light and reliable, sporting Haswell processors and being certified with MIL-STD-810G.
Review Dell Latitude E7240 Notebook

83% Review Dell Latitude E7240 Notebook

Ultra-Business. Dell has updated its Latitude series and added a number of new models. The Dell Latitude E7240 is a compact 12-inch business ultrabook, which wants to convince with professional equipment and premium features. We extensively tested how well it succeeds at this.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

Think Slim! Business notebooks are usually conservative and rather bulky working devices. Lenovo’s ThinkPad S531 is one alternative that wants to eliminate this prejudice. It combines typical business features with a slim ultrabook design. We checked if the attractive specifications are convincing.
Intel Core i7-3537U | AMD Radeon HD 8670M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Review Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch 59372927 Ultrabook

70% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S500 Touch 59372927 Ultrabook

Average. Lenovo offers with the IdeaPad S500 a new ultrabook with Core i5 processor and GeForce GPU. In addition to the touchpad and keyboard the device can be operated via touchscreen. Lenovo wants about 700 Euros (~$932) for the notebook. Find out in our test if the ultrabook is good value or if you can find a better ultrabook for this price.
Intel Core i5-3337U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP announces the ZBook 14, 15, and 17 mobile workstations

HP announces the ZBook 14, 15, and 17 mobile workstations

HP is billing the ZBook 14 as the world's first workstation ultrabook
Fujitsu presents thin 13.3-inch notebooks Lifebook U554 and Lifebook U574

Fujitsu presents thin 13.3-inch notebooks Lifebook U554 and Lifebook U574

The IFA 2013 in Berlin saw Fujitsu presenting two new models of their Lifebook U series. The Lifebook U574 is the first Fujitsu ultrabook with to...
Schenker's new HD+ ultrabook, Schenker S4M

Schenker's new HD+ ultrabook, Schenker S4M

At the IFA 2013 Schenker presented their new 14-inch HD+ ultrabook with touchscreen and solid metal case, the Schenker S4M. The new ultrabook off...
Review Samsung ATIV Book 5 540U4E-K01US Ultrabook

83% Review Samsung ATIV Book 5 540U4E-K01US Ultrabook

Turn the page. The Samsung Ativ Book 5 is a slim, yet sturdy 14-inch touchscreen Ultrabook based on a previous-generation Ivy Bridge processor. How does the sleek looking system with its dual-core i5 CPU and integrated graphics card stack up against the competition?
Intel Core i5-3337U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 14" | 2 kg
Toshiba announces the AMD-powered Satellite Click

Toshiba announces the AMD-powered Satellite Click

Toshiba's Satellite Click is the first detachable device to use AMD's Temash APU. This 13.3-inch ultrabook offers both tablet convenience and lap...
Review Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook

74% Review Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch Ultrabook

Turbo-book. Everything in one device: Great build quality, nice design, good performance with full Turbo power and a touch panel with HD+ resolution. The perfect package?
Intel Core i5-4200U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Asus introduces Zenbooks UX301 and UX302

Asus introduces Zenbooks UX301 and UX302

The Asus Zenbook UX301 offers a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. As we found out at the IFA, this is not its only prem...
Lenovo announces the ThinkPad Yoga and Yoga 2 Pro convertibles

Lenovo announces the ThinkPad Yoga and Yoga 2 Pro convertibles

The Yoga 2 Pro offers 3,200X1,800 pixels, the highest resolution on the market today. This makes it a great choice for multimedia and entertainme...
Review Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 Convertible

80% Review Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 Convertible

The durable one. Panasonic's Toughbook CF-AX2 is built for demanding professional usage scenarios and supposedly comes with an extra level of resilience against concussions and pressure. With business-friendly features, more than decent performance and great mobility, the inner values are handled well too. Our detailed review will show whether the potential target group will be satisfied with the CF-AX2.
Intel Core i5-3427U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
Sony shows off the new VAIO Fit multi-flip PC

Sony shows off the new VAIO Fit multi-flip PC

The new line of convertibles offer an innovative design unlike anything we've seen before
Lenovo announces five new ThinkPads

Lenovo announces five new ThinkPads

Lenovo just announced the company's first 15-inch ultrabook for business clients, as well as other four new ThinkPads.
Review Update Dell XPS 12-9Q33 Convertible

88% Review Update Dell XPS 12-9Q33 Convertible

All's well that's Haswell. The critically-acclaimed Dell XPS 12 returns with a nearly-identical form factor but an upgraded chipset and battery. With these improvements under its belt coupled with a $1,200 price tag, can it hope to hang with the best?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
ASUS teases new products ahead of IFA

ASUS teases new products ahead of IFA

Company's Facebook page teases with images of what appears to be a new Transformer Pad and Zenbook.
Possible 10

Possible 10" Yoga tablet hits FCC

Yoga Tablet 10 detailed in FCC listing ahead of a possible IFA launch.
Review Lenovo ThinkPad S440 Touch Ultrabook

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S440 Touch Ultrabook

Achilles' heel. The ThinkPad S440 is one of the newest ultrabooks from Lenovo: slim, powerful and enduring. With its current components, clever features and a matted multitouch display the Lenovo ultrabook might be able to put itself right at the top of the competition. We found out if it really does.
Intel Core i7-4500U | AMD Radeon HD 8670M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Dell's Latitude line gets three new models

Dell's Latitude line gets three new models

Dell unveiled the Latitude 7000 Series ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops, all featuring touchscreen display optio...
Review Acer Aspire V7-582P-6673 Ultrabook

80% Review Acer Aspire V7-582P-6673 Ultrabook

Stamina and Style? Acer’s latest touchscreen-equipped Ultrabook might seem a bit large for its sake, but its promise of great battery life and strong performance make a compelling argument nonetheless. Is it worthy of consideration?
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Acer presents improved S7 ultrabook

Acer presents improved S7 ultrabook

Acer announced that the new S7 ultrabook with Intel Haswell processors is now available online. Time to take a peek inside the Acer S7-392.
Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3

Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3

Samsung's impressive ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3-inch laptop and ATIV Tab 3, the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet are both here.
Dell to launch Latitude 7000 ultrabooks

Dell to launch Latitude 7000 ultrabooks

Both the Latitude E7240 and the Latitude E7440 will feature Intel Haswell processors
Sony releases the luxury VAIO | Red Edition

Sony releases the luxury VAIO | Red Edition

Sony released the luxury VAIO | Red Edition series of notebooks. These are retouched versions of the VAIO Fit, VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo, offering p...
Review Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER Ultrabook

81% Review Sony Vaio Pro 13 SVP-1321C5ER Ultrabook

Red Baron. After the Pro 11 we have a closer look at the 13-inch Red Edition. How much polish can an elitist business notebook handle? How much performance can the just 10 mm thin base unit keep cool? Our review gives the answers.
Intel Core i7-4500U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite E45t ultrabook now available for purchase

Toshiba Satellite E45t ultrabook now available for purchase

Toshiba's new ultrabook made of aluminum, the Satellite E45t, goes on sale today at BestBuy and ToshibaDirect.
Notebookcheck's Best of June 2013 - Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Best of June 2013 - Notebooks

Haswell. The name of Intel's new CPU generation has been branded in our minds. After meticulous preparations, we reviewed 13 test samples with the new chip in June. Initially, we focused on the Core i7. However, Apple's new Air comes with a Core i5. In addition, we tested many new high-end GeForce models, from GTX 760M to GTX 780M combined with Extreme quad-cores.
Review Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 Ultrabook

83% Review Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4 Ultrabook

Delicate Butterfly. The new Sony Pro series shines due to its impressive technical specifications. Our test model is slim and offers decent battery life and nice performance. It could very well be the ideal companion on-the-go. In our review, we will see what this model has to offer.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 11.6" | 860 g
Apple's MacBook Pro soon with Intel Haswell processors

Apple's MacBook Pro soon with Intel Haswell processors

The new revision of the MacBook Pro series will come with Intel Haswell processors. Apple promises more power and at the same time improved batte...
Review Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch-59372989 Ultrabook

82% Review Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch-59372989 Ultrabook

IdeaPad plus touch. Since the advantages of Windows 8 only really come to the fore with a touchscreen, Lenovo installs this operating system on its U410 Touch. The IdeaPad is rather conservative otherwise.
Intel Core i5-3337U | NVIDIA GeForce 710M | 14.0" | 2 kg
Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook

81% Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook

Not quite your ordinary tablet. 11 becomes 13. How large does a slider convertible have to become in order to allow its user to work comfortably with Windows? How sturdy is the hinge? And what kind of performance levels can be expected from the Haswell ULV CPU? We've got the answers.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Review Apple MacBook Air 11 inch Mid 2013 1.7 GHz 256 GB Subnotebook

88% Review Apple MacBook Air 11 inch Mid 2013 1.7 GHz 256 GB Subnotebook

Tough choice. You want to buy one of the new MacBook Air models? Good, so you have already made your decision. But some agonizing questions remain: i5 CPU or the more powerful i7 chip? 128 GB SSD or even the 256 GB drive? Our review should give you some assistance.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
Review AsusPro P56CB-XO193G Ultrabook

81% Review AsusPro P56CB-XO193G Ultrabook

Inexpensive business Ultrabook. The 21 mm thin business device from Asus has a 15.6-inch display and combines an Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia's GT 740M and an SSD cache storage solution with a premium aluminum case. You can buy all that for just 650 Euros ($~851), but what are the drawbacks?
Intel Core i3-3217U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-CJ005H Ultrabook

83% Review Asus VivoBook S500CA-CJ005H Ultrabook

Handy touch-ultrabook. Asus upgrades a simple 15.6-inch office ultrabook with a touchscreen and calls the whole thing Vivobook S500CA. The laptop proves to be quite energy-efficient owing to the ULV processor and is to achieve satisfactory battery runtimes. Whether the Vivobook is compelling can be read in our test report.
Intel Core i5-3317U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
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Review Gigabyte U2142-2117U Convertible

Review Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as Convertible

83% Review Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as Convertible

Iconia basic. Windows alongside decent computing power packed in a quality aluminum tablet featuring a colorful and bright IPS screen. A keyboard-case combination is also included. There is barely a contender that can beat the current price of just below 600 Euros (~$769). Bargain alert?
Intel Core i3-3229Y | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2013 i5 1.3 GHz 128 GB

88% Review Apple MacBook Air 11 Mid 2013 i5 1.3 GHz 128 GB

A gentle breeze. Not a beat too late in the circannual rhythm, Apple updates their MacBook Air series. New on the inside: Current Haswell ULV processors. Out of keeping with the trend Apple themselves initiated, the new Air doesn't have a higher resolution display this time; the panel remains the same. Are the updates enough for the device to deserve to be called "new"?
Intel Core i5-4250U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook

84% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook

The perfect balance? Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a combination of their Yoga 11 and Yoga 13, lifting elements from both to rebalance battery life, performance, and versatility. Was it worth the effort?
Intel Core i5-3339Y | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Review Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 3G Convertible

81% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 3G Convertible

Unlimited mobility. A tablet for the meeting, a notebook for the workspace - Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is supposed to combine the advantages of both devices. The clever ultrabook hybrid ignores conventional wisdom concerning convertibles, leaving a lasting impression due to its mobility and office strengths.
Intel Core i5-3317U | Intel HD Graphics 4000 | 11.6" | 1.7 kg
Notebookcheck's Best of May 2013 - Notebooks and Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Best of May 2013 - Notebooks and Convertibles

Calm before the storm. The wait for Intel's Haswell generation shrunk the volume of our devices for review - we had a grand total of 15 test devices this month. But we certainly didn't have a dearth of exciting convertibles (an 18-incher!), elegant subnotebooks (IPS panel & Radeon HD 8570M), and even a flat business classic with an HD+ panel.
Lenovo announces Miix tablet and new touch-enabled notebooks

Lenovo announces Miix tablet and new touch-enabled notebooks

Lenovo has officially announced five new notebooks with touch screens (IdeaPad S400 Touch, S500 Touch, S210 Touch, U330 Touch, and U430 Touch) an...
Samsung launches the ATIV Book Plus and ATIV Book Lite laptops

Samsung launches the ATIV Book Plus and ATIV Book Lite laptops

The new ATIV products are impressively thin and light for touch enabled devices
Samsung unveils the ATIV Book Q convertible ultrabook

Samsung unveils the ATIV Book Q convertible ultrabook

The new convertible runs both Windows 8 and Android and allows for seamless switching between the two
Lenovo launches the S531 ultrabook in London

Lenovo launches the S531 ultrabook in London

The new 15-inch ultrabook offers a lot of features but doesn't benefit from Intel's latest generation of processors
Samsung producing new faster SSDs

Samsung producing new faster SSDs

The new XP941 solid state drives will use PCIe connections to allow faster data speeds
Panasonic unveils the convertible AX ultrabook

Panasonic unveils the convertible AX ultrabook

The Yoga-style convertible offers durability and amazing battery life
Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook

79% Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b004sg Ultrabook

All-round ultrabook. Hewlett Packard now has a slim, 15.6 inch ultrabook that even allows playing up-to-date 3D games in its product line. Storage is not an issue either owing to the large hard drive. That sounds as if HP has built the perfect laptop. Our test reveals whether the ultrabook is really compelling.
Intel Core i5-3317U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)