Dell's last Ultrabook, the XPS 13 was a valiant effort on their part. It's got so many things right, but unfortunately, it's a little bit too expensive for some people. However the new Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook seeks to change that. It's got the body of an Ultrabook, yet packs the latest Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, optical drive, a whopping 8GB of RAM, (low) mid-tier AMD Radeon HD 7570M 1GB discrete graphics, 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD. It's priced (quite well) to move, so don't expect frills like clickpads, backlit keyboards or even high resolution screens because you won't find them here.
Some gaming powerhouses need to be as big as a house to fit all that firepower -- not the Alienware X51 desktop. This little powerhouse is not much bigger than a gaming console, and yet is well equipped enough to keep up with your intensive gaming needs. It hasn't had the Ivy Bridge update yet, but it does have an NVIDIA Geforce GTX555 to churn out those frames at a more than acceptable rate. It also comes standard with 8GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage space. It doesn't come with a monitor, but there are options to add a monitor and and upgrade your i5 processor to an i7.
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When a notebook is perfect for enterprise use, chances are it's also perfect for use in school. A piece of information that Fujitsu shared with us lately, is that the Fujitsu SH771 is one of the most preferred notebooks for Polytechnic students. Not surprising if you consider its sleek black and very robust magnesium alloy body. It may be really thin, but it also comes with an optical drive, a feature which students may find indispensable. It also seems to have enough space for a massive battery, it did quite well in our battery tests. And if you don't need the optical drive, you can always swap it out and the notebook becomes a light 1.3kg. Oh and it's made in Japan, if you're particular about that sort of thing.
Fujitsu didn't join the initial Ultrabook frenzy, but when they do, they came up with 2 models, both equipped with 3rd generation Intel Ivy Bridge chips. There is the very premium U772, and then there is the very reasonably priced UH572. The UH572 is targeted at mainstream users, as you can tell by its lack of an SSD. That doesn't mean however, that it's not competitive in terms of performance and features. It comes with either a i5, or i7 processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB (w/32GB cache) hybrid drive, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port and HDMI port.
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