LaVie Z Ultrabooks: Insanely Light Notebook & Convertible

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Lenovo and NEC joined forces to deliver the Lenovo LaVie Z Ultrabooks, two incredibly thin and light Ultrabooks that offer a standard notebook option and a convertible notebook option that goes from laptop to tablet thanks to a swiveling hinge like on the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and other Yoga notebooks. The two new Ultrabooks […]

MacBook Air Price Proves That the Apple Tax Is Disappearing


Apple updated its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors and a $100 price cut across the board. It’s nothing to write home about, but the price cut is something rather special for Apple. The MacBook Air now starts at $899 for the 11-inch model, which is the cheapest price that a new MacBook has ever […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Ultrabooks for Business Arrive, Start at $899


Lenovo announced a collection of ThinkPad Ultrabooks for businesses today at IFA 2013 in Berlin, including the ThinkPad T440s, T440 and X240 as well as new ThinkPad S series notebooks aimed at small business users. These new notebooks are up to 20% thinner than previous models and sport larger trackpads, which are 45% bigger than previous […]

New Samsung Displays Have Higher Resolution Than MacBook Pro Retina


At Display Week in Vancouver tomorrow Samsung will unveil its newest laptop displays that feature higher resolutions than Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The new Samsung display is a 13.3-inch panel with a QHD 3200 x 1800 resolution, offering a greater resolution and pixel density than Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Apple’s […]

Intel Enables Thinner, Lighter, Longer Lasting Ultrabook Convertibles


Intel announced new low power Intel processors destined for Ultrabooks and Ultrabook convertibles at CES 2013, alongside new tablet and smartphone processor options. These new processors are part of the third-generation Intel Core i family of processors announced last year at CES, but mark a more efficient processor that can deliver a better user experience through thinner, lighter, longer […]

Ultrabook Convertible: 10 Transforming Laptops with Intel Inside

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The new touch-friendly Windows 8 makes it possible for manufacturers to introduce new form factors and designs for notebooks and tablets, most of which fall into the Ultrabook Convertible category. Some Windows 8 notebooks feature touchscreens, but look just like a regular notebook, but others are bringing out new form factors that function as tablets and […]

Windows 8 Will Ship On October 26


Microsoft’s next generation OS will release to the world on October 26. Microsoft confirmed the release date on the Windows Blog with very little information. There’s no mention of Windows RT, but since RT started out as Windows 8 on ARM, we wouldn’t be surprised if it launches on the same day. If it does, […]

Vizio PCs Will Have Surprise Easter Eggs After Windows 8 Upgrade

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Vizio’s new PCs will ship with a pure Windows 7 image, but they’ll have a few surprises for users that upgrade to Windows 8. According the The Verge, Vizio implemented some special easter eggs for Windows 8 users. Vizio CTO Matt McRae said the laptops will have a “pseudo-touch interface that’s pretty neat” when users install […]

Vizio Ultrabook Hands On & First Impressions

Vizio Thin + Light

Vizio’s Ultrabooks and notebooks are finally here, and they’re actually quite impressive. Like most new Ultrabooks and high-end notebooks, Vizio’s new devices seem to take a design cure from Apple. Vizio adds a few more angles and has a neat “undercut design” that makes the machines look like they’re floating above the tablet. The basic […]

Vizio Announces New Thin + Light Ultrabooks and Notebooks

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Today Vizio finally announced its new lineup os Ultrabooks, laptops, and All-In-One PCs, trying to break into another mature market. Vizio’s new devices all feature the company’s “undercut” design which looks like a riff on the “inevitable” design of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Like Apple’s new notebooks, Vizio uses the latest Intel Ivy […]

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a Winner


Today Lenovo officially unveiled the X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14″ notebook. Weighing in at three pounds and with a strong dose of creature comforts, the X1 Carbon is the kind of notebook companies that care about their employees should buy. The X1 Carbon is similar to the 13.3″ ThinkPad X1 that Lenovo released last […]

HP Intros EliteBook 2170p, EliteBook Folio for Business Users


HP introduced dozens of new products today including two notebooks built for road warriors. The HP EliteBook 2170p has a small footrprint thanks to an 11.6″ display.  The HP EliteBook Folio is a business ultrabook that can be configured with 4G LTE. The  2170p’s small dimensions make it an ideal choice for business travelers that need to get […]

March 2012 Ultrabook, Laptop and Tablet Review Roundup

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The biggest and most anticipated product of March was the new iPad, of course, but it’s not the only noteworthy piece of mobile tech we reviewed here at GBM and on our sister site, Ultrabooks keep coming and they keep getting better. Just take a look at the Dell XPS 13 below. And the […]

February Reviews From


February was the month of the ultraportables over on And we’re certainly not complaining. Now that thin and light is the new mainstream we’re glad to see so many worthy machines that don’t compromise on functionality when chasing down a feather light weight or razor thin edge. Of particular note are the Dell XPS […]

Create.Work.Inspire: Dell and Intel Take the XPS 13 Ultrabook to NY


Last month, we attended Dell and Intel’s Create.Work.Inspire event at the Carte Blanche art gallery in San Francisco. Over those two days, we not only got up close and personal with Dell’s XPS 13 ultrabook but we also heard from artists and photographers that use technology in their work. Well, the companies are taking the […]

What’s So Ultra about Ultrabooks?


As I’m watching the Year of the Ultrabook happen at CES 2012 I’m also watching what appears to be a re-trenching year in the mobile tech sector. Sure we’ve seen Tablets, we’ve seen lots of Ultrabooks, we’ve seen phones, and lots of talk about LTE and 4G. But, frankly, with a few exceptions, I think […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Ultrabook & Tablet in One Beautiful Package

Lenovo Yoga IdeaPad ultrabook

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga ultrabook has all the features and specs you’d expect from the category: a 17mm thin chassis, around 3 pounds, and a smooth, streamlined design. It’s beautiful as well, following on the aesthetics we saw in the U Series notebooks that eschew the MacBook Air clone approach and go distinctly Lenovo. However, there’s […]

Acer CEO Says No More “Cheap, Unprofitable Products”


Talk about honesty: Acer’s CEO J. T. Wang came clean with the company’s new strategy to do away with all of the “cheap, unprofitable products” they’ve been selling in favor of Ultrabooks. Ultrabooks look mysteriously similar to one of the hottest notebook products available today: the MacBook Air. Intel designed the spec to compete with […]

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Unboxing and First Impressions

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Lenovo’s new IdeaPad U300s ultrabook arrived not too long ago. Yes, it’s yet another ultra thin, ultra light laptop. But what I think you’ll appreciate about this one is that it’s not trying to be a MacBook Air clone. At least, not on the outside. The U300s is aesthetically in line with Lenovo’s other high-end […]