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
Razer Blade Stealth review

Razer Blade Stealth review: A premium ultrabook that you can afford

REVIEW / 04 May 2016 / 9 hours 30 min ago / By Koh Wanzi

So what happens when one of the world's most recognizable gaming brands decides to make an ultrabook? You get the Razer Blade Stealth, a sleek and attractive machine that starts at a price of just S$1,499. But how does it compare against notebooks like the Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Air? We find out.

In pictures: The Razer Blade Stealth is Razer's version of the MacBook Air

In pictures: The Razer Blade Stealth is Razer's version of the MacBook Air

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!

Hands-on with the HP Spectre, a laptop that merges consumer electronics and high fashion

Hands-on with the HP Spectre, a laptop that merges consumer electronics and high fashion

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.

The flyweight championships: 13.3-inch ultrabook shootout

The flyweight championships: 13.3-inch ultrabook shootout

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.

Microsoft Surface 3 review

Microsoft Surface 3: A smaller and more refined chip off the old block

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.

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

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!

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: One step forward, two steps back

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.

MSI GS30 2M Shadow and Dock review

Hands-on with MSI's GS30 2M Shadow Notebook and Gaming Dock

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!