Archive | July, 2013

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook Convertible Review

Posted on 30 July 2013

After having our hands on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook convertible for a few weeks, we’re ready to bring you the full review. Is this 11.6-inch convertible with Intel’s Ivy Bridge Y-series processor right for you? Step inside to see our analysis.

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Windows 8 Developers, This is Your Ultrabook. Introducing Harris Beach.

Posted on 30 July 2013

Harris Beach Developer Ultrabook unboxing and first impressions Harris Beach is the name of the latest developer edition of the Intel Ultrabook. You can’t buy this in the shops because it has been designed by Intel for software developments and experimentation. It contains some of the newest technologies you’ll find in any laptop (or even PC) and is packed with as many features as possible. NGFF SSD, NFC, GNSS, HSPA+ […]

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 Overview

Posted on 26 July 2013

Unfortunately the Sony Vaio Duo 13 has to go back today and we didn’t have time to get a full review together but we’ve had a reasonable amount of time testing and are now able to give you a relatively detailed overview. We’re expecting a longer term loaner very soon and that one will be a retail model rather than the production sample we’ve got here. In summary the Sony […]

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Q&A Webcast with Chippy – New Sony and Dell Ultrabooks. (Update: Videos)

Posted on 25 July 2013

The session is over now. Videos will be embedded below.

Coming: 4.5W Core CPUs for Fanless Tablet and Detachable Designs

Posted on 25 July 2013

Intel have announced that they will be producing 4.5W SDP Core processors later this year that will enable thinner and fanless designs with all-day battery.

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Today Only: Sony Vaio T13 or T14 Touchscreen Ultrabook With Core i5 for $649

Posted on 25 July 2013

Our favorite deal-a-day site, Woot.com, is selling the Sony Vaio T13 and T14 touchscreen Ultrabook for just $649. Jump on this deal before it’s gone!

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 Connected Standby Demo

Posted on 24 July 2013

The Ultrabook versions of Haswell, the 4th Gen Core from Intel, bring something special. Connected Standby is the mark of an Ultrabook that’s been built to very tight power efficiency standards, brings alive a part of Windows 8 that few have considered before and gives you the best-in-class in terms of battery life. The Sony Vaio Duo 13 has been built to this standard and although the re-branded Sony Active […]

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Dell XPS 12 (Haswell) Battery Life Tests

Posted on 23 July 2013

Testing power usage on Haswell Ultrabooks is difficult due to the huge range of scenarios that the next generation Ultrabooks have. They’ll stream music for days and yet if you try to do too much gaming on them, you might be out of juice in as little as two hours. What we can say though, without a shadow of a doubt, is that the battery life on Haswell Ultrabooks, compared […]

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Lenovo Ideapad U330 Touch With Haswell Now Shipping for 699 Euro.

Posted on 16 July 2013

At 699 Euro, the Haswell-based Lenovo Ideapad U330 is the cheapest Haswell Ultrabook on the market right now. It’s now available to order and shipping, at least in Germany. If you’re not into touch, there’s a non-touch version (not a true 2013 Ultrabook but up to 2012 Ultrabook specs) available for 599 Euro.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro Are First Haswell Ultrabooks to hit the Market — Available Today

Posted on 15 July 2013

  So far as we can tell, Sony is the first vendor to bring the next generation of Haswell Ultrabooks to market. The Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro are available today!

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Check and Improve your Ultrabook Battery Life Expectancy

Posted on 15 July 2013

There isn’t a manufacturer out there what will tell you how long that sealed-in battery will last and you’ll be lucky to get any idea of replacement cost, or even possibility, before you buy that product. I’ve got an Ultrabook here that is reporting a warning that the battery needs replacement after just 18 months. On another, that I’ve been using for well over a year, the wear level is […]

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Lenovo’s first Haswell Thinkpad, the T440S on its way

Posted on 15 July 2013

Lenovo’s website has given a clue to what its first Haswell powered Thinkpad will be and its looking like it will be the T440s with a nice roster of features.      

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