Intel's First Broadwell-based Products to Be Available Year End

Intel's First Broadwell-based Products to Be Available Year End

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2014

Intel announced today that products based on the upcoming Broadwell processors will be available in time for this year end's holiday season.

ASUS Introduces the New Transfomer Book V and Transformer Book T300 Chi at Computex 2014

ASUS Introduces the New Transfomer Book V and Transformer Book T300 Chi at Computex 2014

FEATURE  /  02 Jun 2014

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, ASUS officially unveiled the new Transformer Book V, a 5-in-1 device that is equal parts phone, tablet and notebook; and also the Transformer Book T300 Chi, a super-slim 12.5-inch hybrid detachable notebook.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

REVIEW  /  30 May 2014

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 isn't the first tablet to claim that it can replace your notebook. It is however, the first that might actually succeed. We go hands-on with Microsoft's 12-inch notebook killer.

Dell XPS 11 review

Dell XPS 11 - Flip to the Future

REVIEW  /  30 May 2014

The Dell XPS 11 is an 11-inch convertible Ultrabook that transforms from a notebook into a tablet quickly. It also runs on an Intel Core Y-series processor, which allows it to consume less energy that many other Ultrabooks that use processors from the Intel Core U-series. Let's see how that turned out.

Aftershock XG13 V2 (QHD Version) review

Aftershock XG13-V2 - A Champion Gets Refreshed

REVIEW  /  29 May 2014

Aftershock has just refreshed its 13-inch XG13 model, which also happens to be our Tech Awards 2014 winner for best portable gaming notebook. Apart from the various hardware tweaks, it now also comes with an optional QHD high-resolution display. We check it out to see if it can handle gaming at such extreme resolutions.

Gigabyte Aorus X7 review

Gigabyte Aorus X7 - True SLI Graphics in a Slim Gaming Machine

REVIEW  /  20 May 2014

Beware, gaming notebook makers. Here comes competition in the form of the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 that's packed with twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPUs. This brawny powerhouse comes in a 22.9mm slender package that rivals an Ultrabook, but yet it packs serious gaming firepower. Tune in to our review for the full details!

Dell XPS 15 (2013) review

Dell XPS 15 (2013 Edition) - A Sleek 15-inch Laptop with a Spectacular Display

REVIEW  /  23 Apr 2014

Armed with an Intel Core i7-4702HQ (Haswell) processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics, the remodeled XPS 15 includes a QHD+ resolution touch display with a 160-degree wide viewing angle, and a carbon fiber composite base. Hit the link to see if it meets our expectations of a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook.

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

FEATURE  /  18 Apr 2014

Lately, Aftershock rolled out its next-gen X and XG series gaming notebooks. Every machine now comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPU as well as a few other enhancements. We dive in to see what the refreshed X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 models have to offer.

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

FEATURE  /  03 Apr 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 brings a slew of UI changes designed to make keyboard and mouse users feel more at home in what's still primarily a touch-focused operating system. We tell you more.

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

FEATURE  /  27 Feb 2014

If you are looking for a new notebook, router, gaming keyboard or mouse, then look no further. In this guide, we offer some buying tips and also highlight the best deals from IT Show 2014.

ASUS Zenbook UX302 review

ASUS Zenbook UX302 - The Classiest Zenbook Yet

REVIEW  /  17 Feb 2014

Very few 13.3-inch Ultrabooks are armed with both an Intel Haswell processor and a discrete NVIDIA GPU - in fact, there's only two: Acer's Aspire S3 (2013) and the notebook we'll be reviewing, ASUS' Zenbook UX302. But with extra power comes extra size and weight. Is the trade-off worth it? We find out.

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

FEATURE  /  04 Feb 2014

Over a weekend, ASUS and HardwareZone organized a cozy hands-on session that gave our forum members an exclusive look at the new Zenbook UX301 and Zenbook UX302 notebooks. Check out what took place at the local ASUS office!

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 - Featherweight Toughbook

REVIEW  /  24 Jan 2014

The CF-LX3 is Panasonic's latest 'business rugged' toughbook, and is shock-resistant and drop-resistant for falls of up to 76cm. The 14-inch notebook is also incredibly light, at just 1.2kg for the 3-cell battery model. Despite this, it's not actually an Ultrabook - but will that hold it back from competing with other enterprise Ultrabooks? We find out.

Are We Looking at the Beginning of a Display Resolution War?

Are We Looking at the Beginning of a Display Resolution War?

BLOG  /  24 Jan 2014

Full-HD, Retina Display, QHD and now 4K displays, are notebook makers on the brink of a display resolution war?

Sony Vaio Fit 13A (Intel Core i5) review

Sony Vaio Fit 13A - Fit to Flip

REVIEW  /  18 Jan 2014

The Sony Vaio Fit 13A is Sony's second convertible Ultrabook. In fact, Sony boasts the Fit 13A has the best of the older Vaio Duo 13 and Pro 13 laptops. Using the latest fourth generation Intel Core U-series processor, 8GB RAM and SSD storage, we check out this good looking convertible and if it can best its close competitors - including Sony's own stable of Ultrabooks.

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

FEATURE  /  10 Jan 2014

Like every other year, this year's edition of CES is a massive deluge of news and product releases. If the avalanche of coverage is giving you a headache, or literally TL;DR, we've the solution. Just give us 5 minutes to tell you the five key things you should know from this year's show.

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

FEATURE  /  10 Jan 2014

At CES 2014, Lenovo unveiled the Miix 2 range of Windows 8.1 dockable tablets, which brings the 'rip and flip' design of Lenovo's Thinkpad Helix to its consumer lineup. Available in 10- and 11-inch form factors, can the Miix 2 achieve the same success as Lenovo's popular Yoga convertible Ultrabooks? We take a closer look.

Hands-on: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014)

Hands-on: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014)

FEATURE  /  08 Jan 2014

At CES 2014, Lenovo unveiled a new and improved version of one of its most popular Thinkpad enterprise notebooks, the X1 Carbon, which is now sleeker, lighter, and has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. We take a closer look.

15 in 15 - The Most Important Gadgets of the Last 15 Years

15 in 15 - The Most Important Gadgets of the Last 15 Years

FEATURE  /  31 Dec 2013

As HardwareZone celebrates its 15th year in operation, we take a look back at the last 15 years and discover the 15 most important, world-changing, game-busting gadgets to have been released by the hand of man. Love them or hate them, discover which ones made the cut right here.

ASUS Transformer Book Trio (Intel Core i7) review

ASUS Transformer Book Trio - Triple Threat

REVIEW  /  27 Dec 2013

The 11.6-inch ASUS Transformer Book Trio is essentially a hybrid Ultrabook with an Intel Core U-series processor. However, take it apart and it becomes two devices: a standalone Android tablet, while its keyboard dock acts as a desktop PC. Does it offer double the value? Find out how it fared in our assessment.

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Weighing under 1.2kg and just 12.8mm thick, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro breaks new grounds on build and design with its spectacular stainless steel watchband-inspired hinge and sleek profile. Here's a quick look at this convertible notebook.

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