Ultrabook

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus arriving this month for a premium [UPDATE]

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus arriving this month for a premium [UPDATE]

Back in June, Samsung outed a handful of new products, including a new flagship Ultrabook called the ATIV Book 9 Plus. One of its most notable features is the 13.3-inch touchscreen display that boasts an impressive resolution of 3200x1800, making it one of the most highest-resolution laptop displays on the market, and it looks like it's being released this month.

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Toshiba Satellite U and M notebooks go Haswell in full refresh

Toshiba Satellite U and M notebooks go Haswell in full refresh

Intel has inspired another full refresh in Toshiba's Satellite M and U laptop lines, this time bringing on touchscreen capabilities as well. Both notebook lines now work with up to 16GB RAM (2 x 8GB slots) and 39.6cm (15.6") HD displays, kicking out up to 7 hours of battery life, the whole lot of them. They're both coming with DTS Studio Sound audio enhancements across their speaker systems for loud, powerful music and media as well.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Review

Being touted as a "mini ultrabook" the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is the latest and greatest to grace the IdeaPad lineup with full-fledged Windows 8 on board. Everything about the Yoga 11 from last year is still present, only we've received a huge upgrade to an Intel Core 15 processor (no ARM Tegra 3 here) and dropped Win RT for the full experience. The device is still as portable and impressive as ever, so read on for the rest of our thoughts.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

The T440s ultrabook has cropped up on Lenovo's website, with the page appearing to be under construction still, or perhaps not intentionally published. In it, we get a minor look at the ultrabook visually, as well as a rundown of some of its specs, of which there's such goodies as 4th-generation Intel Core processors and a full HD IPS display. UPDATE: The webpage construction continues! Full-bodied photos have appeared - enjoy!

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lite hands-on

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lite hands-on

Samsung announced the ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook series today, which consist of two models: the Book 9 Plus and the Book 9 Lite. The Plus looks to be Samsung's new flagship Ultrabook, inevitably replacing the Series 9 Ultrabook. We've gotten our hands on the new laptop, and it definitely looks to be a worthy successor.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lite official: AMD or Haswell inside

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Lite official: AMD or Haswell inside

Samsung just intro'd the ATIV Book 9, which was leaked earlier today, and it looks to be the company's new flagship Ultrabook, succeeding their Series 9 lineup with this new set of laptops. This will be added on to the numerous other ATIV products that Samsung has and will headline the bunch from here on out.

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Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

This week the folks at Samsung have done a rather quick run-down of machines at their Premiere event in London. Not only is the team bringing notebooks and Ulrabooks to the market, they've got an all-in-one machine as well. This family begins with the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 All-in-one, and moves on with a pair of Ultrabooks: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power: Ultra-convenience for your ultrabook

Intel has thrown in with the Alliance for Wireless Power, joining the Samsung and Qualcomm founded standards group pushing cable-free recharging for phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. Taking a place on the A4WP board of directors, the group confirms [pdf link], Intel will be pushing for wireless power in ultrabooks and other mobility devices its chips are found inside, potentially opening the door to a desk that can one day rejuice your phone, slate, and your notebook, simply by placing them on top of it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix unboxing and first impressions

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix unboxing and first impressions

This week we're taking a look at the latest and greatest from Lenovo in the Ultrabook and convertible space for Windows 8 computing. Their new and fancy ThinkPad Helix was shown off plenty at CES, but today we're giving it another peek in its final shipping form. Keyboard dock and all. The Helix is a full Windows 8 machine classified as an Ultrabook, that doubles as a powerful Win 8 tablet so read on for our thoughts.

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ThinkPad S531 debuts as Lenovo’s first 15-inch ultrabook

ThinkPad S531 debuts as Lenovo’s first 15-inch ultrabook

Lenovo has announced a first for the company: a 15-inch ultrabook. The ThinkPad S531 is aimed at the business class, and is boasted as offering a combination of both design and the professional-styling typical to Lenovo machines. The ultrabook was launched at the Xander Zhou fashion show in London today, and is available for purchase now with a starting price of £575/$900USD.

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Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

Samsung PCIe SSDs now in production for Ultrabooks

PCIe-based solid state drives aren't anything new, but Samsung has just production on a new PCIe SSD that will be specifically meant for lightweight and thin Ultrabooks. The company is calling these new SSDs the XP941 series, and they offer up to 1.4GB/s speeds, which is 2.5 times faster than a traditional SATA solid state drive.

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Panasonic AX3 convertible Ultrabook aims to take on Lenovo’s Yoga

Panasonic AX3 convertible Ultrabook aims to take on Lenovo’s Yoga

Panasonic is looking to create some waves with a convertible Ultrabook of their own. The company has announced the AX3 laptop that's a lot like Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga lineup, as well as Dell's XPS 11, where the screen can flip back behind the keyboard in order to turn it into a bulky tablet of sorts

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