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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s - Sharp, Skinny and Long Lasting

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s - Sharp, Skinny and Long Lasting

9.0

The first wave of Ultrabooks is finally upon us, and the Core i7 Lenovo IdeaPad U300s with a 256GB SSD, has one of the best looking designs we've seen so far. But is it good enough to be effective against its competitors? We find out.

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook (Core i7-2637M 1.7GHz) - Anorexic Knight

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook (Core i7-2637M 1.7GHz) - Anorexic Knight

8.5

The Core i7-equipped Acer Aspire S3 is the first Ultrabook to hit the market. At first glance, it sure looks like everything we'd hope for in an ultraportable notebook, but does it live up to the Ultrabook moniker? Read on to find out!

Toshiba Portege R830 (Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz) - It Just Keeps On Going

Toshiba Portege R830 (Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz) - It Just Keeps On Going

8.5

The Toshiba Portege R830 is one for the suits, those who have no time for anything other than an Intel Core i7 processor, a built-in optical drive, and more than 4 hours of battery life. It's slim profile and 1.4kg light weight make it as portable as it is handy. Let's check it out!

Sony Vaio Z (2011) - Z For Luxury

Sony Vaio Z (2011) - Z For Luxury

9.0

The Sony Vaio Z is the physical representation of what Sony's "no compromises" promise actually means. This 13-inch ultra thin and light notebook sports a high-end quad-core Core i7 processor, a full HD screen, nifty design touches and a handy dock that vastly increases its multimedia capabilities. We find out if the new Vaio Z can fulfill its marketing promises.

IDF 2011 - Ivy Bridge More Than Just Die Shrink

IDF 2011 - Ivy Bridge More Than Just Die Shrink

Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processor based on the world's first tri-gate transistor is going to be more than just a die shrink from 32nm to 22nm.

IDF 2011 - Haswell Processor Expected to have 20 Times Lower Idle Power

IDF 2011 - Haswell Processor Expected to have 20 Times Lower Idle Power

Intel outlines its efforts to reduce idle platform power consumption by more than 20 times in its next generation Haswell processor products for Ultrabooks at the Intel Developers Forum 2011 (IDF 2011).

Samsung Series 9 900X3A - A Deadly Assault on Your Senses

Samsung Series 9 900X3A - A Deadly Assault on Your Senses

8.5

The Samsung Series 9 is a deadly assault weapon. It assaults our senses, our good sense, and most of all, it assaults the MacBook Air's stranglehold on the ultra-portable segment. Find out how this lightweight and sturdy notebook fared in our scrutiny.

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (2011) - Fruits of Perseverance

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air (2011) - Fruits of Perseverance

9.0

The now legendary MacBook Air -- that is more Kate Moss than Brooklyn Decker -- is back in 2011. And it just doesn't get any better than this. For now. Read on to see how the 13.3-inch model fared in our detailed analysis but don't blame us if you end up emptying your wallet for it.

Dell XPS 15z - Putting The “P” In Premium

Dell XPS 15z - Putting The “P” In Premium

8.5

The Dell XPS 15z is the latest thin-and-light notebook from Dell, and could possibly be one of the better looking notebooks out in the market - even though it may look familiar to some. We gave this entry-level multimedia 15.6-inch notebook a spin, so read on for our findings.

Fujitsu LifeBook SH561 - An Able Computing Companion

Fujitsu LifeBook SH561 - An Able Computing Companion

The Fujitsu S-series 13.3-inch LifeBook SH561 (packed with an Intel Core i5-2410M, 2.3GHz CPU) weighs a portable 1.75kg, but carries a price tag of S$2,388. Does it perform? We find out.

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