All You Need to Know about Ultrabooks
The Ultimate Guide to Ultrabooks
Intel probably heard the death knell of the netbook early in 2011, when Apple worked closely with them to get the right kind of low-voltage processor that is both powerful, and energy efficient for their latest line of MacBook Air notebooks. Having said that, the demise of the netbook is inevitable as it was only a stop-gap measure to satisfy simple computing usage with a light and small profile. Ultimately, the goal is to have notebooks that are slim, sexy, powerful and affordable - this is exactly what Intel wanted to carve out with the "Ultrabook" segment.
So what parameters define an Ultrabook , how do they compare against other notebooks, what can you expect from an Ultrabook and how can you be sure you’re buying into the right one? We capture all the info you need to know on this new product group in our Ultrabook Tech Guide - complete with a video overview!
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Reviews and Feature Articles
FEATURE / 30 Apr 2016 / By Koh Wanzi
The Razer Blade Stealth, Razer's 12.5-inch ultrabook, goes on sale here on 3 May. Here's a closer look at the machine, which comes with goodies like individually backlit RGB keys and the ability to sync up with Razer's other Chroma products. Stay tuned for our full review that's coming really soon!
FEATURE / 10 Apr 2016 / By Koh Wanzi
The HP Spectre is the world's thinnest laptop. Fortunately for us, we managed to spend some time with it at HP's commercial print and PC launch event in Macau. Here's what we thought about HP's latest luxury laptop.
FEATURE / 27 Mar 2016 / By Koh Wanzi
What are the most important considerations when selecting an ultrabook? As it turns out, things like design, portability, and performance go a long way toward determining a winner. In this article, we take a look at ultrabooks from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to determine which rules the roost.
REVIEW / 19 May 2015 / By Koh Wanzi
The 10.8-inch Microsoft Surface 3 is a cost-effective alternative to the bigger and pricier Surface Pro 3. It is capable of handling basic productivity tasks and boasts excellent battery life and portability to boot.
FEATURE / 09 Jan 2015 / By Salehuddin Bin Husin
We've previously had a detailed hands-on with the MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and its dock. In light of MSI's recent reveal of the machine at CES 2015, we now have the performance numbers to go along with our earlier article. Find out if this unique proposition can deliver!
REVIEW / 16 Dec 2014 / By Kenny Yeo
The Yoga 3 Pro is Lenovo's third-generation ultra-portable convertible notebook and it is also one of the first notebooks in the market to be powered by Intel’s new Core M processor. Find out if it has the performance to back up its slim and good looks.
REVIEW / 07 Dec 2014 / By Salehuddin Bin Husin
MSI is back with yet another piece of gaming hardware, but this time it's something that's yet to be released and is probably quite unlike anything else out there. The MSI GS30 2M Shadow and its Gaming Dock could be the best thing to happen for those who find ever limited space to accommodate their computing equipment and yet still retain some form of upgradeability. Coming to you really soon, dive in to find out what's it capable of!
REVIEW / 18 Jul 2014 / By Kenny Yeo
Mobile workstations are pretty uncommon, but even rarer still is a mobile workstation that fits all the requisites of an Ultrabook. We check out the HP ZBook 14, which is dubbed by HP as the world's first mobile workstation Ultrabook, to see if its sacrifices function for form.