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 / 04 Oct 2013 / By Kenny Yeo & Leo Boon Yeow
HP has just provided us with a special preview of their latest products that will be launched closer to the year-end holiday season, which includes a new Windows hybrid notebook, an Ultrabook, a desktop AIO and an Android tablet. Here's our first impressions of them.
REVIEW / 16 Sep 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
The Sony Vaio Pro 13 will be picking up where the Sony Vaio Z left off, and will be the company's professional offering this year. However, Sony is asking you to pay S$1999 for the Core i5 version. Will it be worth the asking price? We find out.
FEATURE / 04 Sep 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
Sony has just unveiled a 11-inch tablet with Ultrabook-like components, similar to Microsoft's own Surface Pro tablet, but a lot sleeker. The Vaio Tap 11 has a dual-core Intel Core processor, as well as a digitizer (N-trig technology) that lets you draw or write on the tablet. Check out our brief experience with it.
Check out Sony's new mainstream laptop, the VAIO Fit. The VAIO Fit is available in Singapore only in a 15-inch form factor, but with two distinct variants in the form of the Fit 15 and the Fit 15E.
We go hands-on with Sony's super-slim and ultra-light touchscreen-enabled VAIO Pro Ultrabook, which come in both 11-inch and 13-inch variants.
We go hands-on with Sony's newest convertible laptop computer, the VAIO Duo 13, featuring an improved Surf Slider hinge design as well as more powerful guts thanks to Intel's fourth-generation Core technologies.
FEATURE / 31 May 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
Lenovo has just announced the availability of some new touch devices in Singapore. Some of these touch devices are already available, while others like the 27-inch IdeaCentre Horizon AIO, 11.6-inch IdeaPad Yoga 11S, and ThinkPad Helix will be available at the upcoming PC Show 2013.
REVIEW / 22 Apr 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow
The 11.6-inch MSI Slidebook S20 is a Core i5 convertible Ultrabook that has a sliding form factor. It transitions from a tablet into a full-fledged notebook with ease. Priced at $1599, it's one of the most affordable notebooks in this form and function. We find out how it stacks up to the competition.