Reviews

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550

Since Intel’s Ultrabook initiative kicked off a few years back, manufacturers have made great gains in pushing for thinner and lighter laptops. But even so, every Ultrabook I’ve picked up since has felt light for sure … for a laptop. That was before today, when a Lenovo representative handed me the Lenovo LaVie Z.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen (8-inch) review

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen (8-inch) review

Have a pencil, scissors, fork or even moist carrot handy? That’s how we were able to control the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with AnyPen at CES 2015.Sure, I’ve always found Lenovo’s Yoga tablets extremely versatile given the fact that they can strike a number of poses. But this stylus-free slate takes adaptability to a new level.

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Dell Inspiron 23 review

Dell Inspiron 23 review

When it comes to all-in-one PCs, Dell is in that great place of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but continues to refine its Inspiron 23 to keep ahead of the curve. Its latest model, the Dell Inspiron 23, now features a slightly larger screen and Intel’s Real Sense 3D camera.

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LG UltraPC (Model 13Z940) laptop

LG UltraPC (Model 13Z940) laptop

LG’s UltraPC 13Z940 laptop is one of the thinnest and lightest on the market, yet sports a Core i7 CPU and a beautiful Full HD screen

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Asus Zenbook UX303LN / UX303 review – faster than ever

Asus Zenbook UX303LN / UX303 review – faster than ever

Summary: If you’re after a gaming ultrabook that weighs just around 3 pounds, looks astonishing and packs top features in a sleek and compact body, the Asus Zenbook UX303LN should definitely be at the top of your list.

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Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus review – a beastly 13.9-inch gaming ultraportable

Gigabyte Aorus X3 Plus review – a beastly 13.9-inch gaming ultraportable

Summary: Gigabyte’s Aorus X3 Plus is one of the most interesting gaming ultraportables you could buy right now. Just over $2000 will get you a beastly configuration and a high-quality matte display which should lead to a solid experience in even the latest games. But the laptop is not without some flaws though, as you’ll find out from the review.

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MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K review – Nvidia GTX 970M & 870M versions

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K review – Nvidia GTX 970M & 870M versions

Summary: Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the laptop, especially the 970M version. The GS60 Pro offers pretty much the best that can be offered by an Ultraportable to date.

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HP Envy 14 Spectre review

HP Envy 14 Spectre review

The HP Envy 14 Spectre’s glassy design makes it stand out from most ultrabooks, but it’s fatter, heavier and pricier than its competitors, which is likely to put many off. If you’re after an ultrabook purely for portable use, your money looks to be better spent elsewhere.

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Ultrabook Head to Head: Acer Aspire S3 vs. ASUS UX31E

Ultrabook Head to Head: Acer Aspire S3 vs. ASUS UX31E

When Intel initially put out the idea of the ultrabook as a new type of laptop, I admit harboring plenty of skepticism—isn’t the ultrabook just a gussied up rebranding of an ultraportable?

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MacBook Air vs. Ultrabooks

MacBook Air vs. Ultrabooks

The ultrabook category may have been laid out by Intel, but it was defined by Apple, with nearly every defining point aping the MacBook Air. The new slim laptops would be razor-thin (under 21mm), light (under 3.1 pounds), and long-lasting (with 5+ hours of battery life).

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