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Dell XPS 13 - Fast, Compact and Portable

Dell XPS 13 - Fast, Compact and Portable

8.0

Dell's long awaited XPS 13 Ultrabook is finally here, and we've put it through its paces to find out if it was worth the wait. Will its carbon fiber base give it the edge to blaze ahead of the competition or will it be the latecomer left standing in the dust? Find out in our full review.

HP Envy 15 - 15 Inches of Envy

HP Envy 15 - 15 Inches of Envy

8.0

This year, HP seems to be doing a major revamp on their top tier Envy line-up of notebooks. First up is the entertainment class HP Envy 15 - constructed from aluminum and featuring Beats audio, a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6750M GPU.

Dell XPS 13 - A Quick Hands-on With a Compact Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 - A Quick Hands-on With a Compact Ultrabook

The Dell XPS 13 made a special appearance in the labs of HardwareZone today thanks to Dell, and we managed to get a brief hands-on with a pre-production unit that is very close to the retail version. First impressions count, and we must say we're fairly impressed with it. Read to find out more.

ASUS Zenbook UX31 - Keeping it Zen

ASUS Zenbook UX31 - Keeping it Zen

8.5

There are certain responsibilities and expectations that a poster-child of a new product category must live up to. One such example is the Core i7 processor equipped, 13-inch ASUS Zenbook UX31 for Ultrabooks. It's got the looks and build, but does it live up to expectations? We find out.

CES 2012: Intel

CES 2012: Intel

Intel is ushering a new era of computing with significant announcements at CES 2012 with the announcement of the new Intel Atom Z2460 mobile processor as well as future plans to deliver a more compelling experience for Ultrabooks.

Ultrabooks Will Evolve Beyond the Keyboard and Mouse

Ultrabooks Will Evolve Beyond the Keyboard and Mouse

Intel's pre-CES briefing this morning described how Ultrabooks will take advantage of the compute performance enabled by their latest processors and evolve into a more intuitive device with touch, voice and gesture recognition.

ASUS G74SX - The Stealth Bomber

ASUS G74SX - The Stealth Bomber

7.5

Ever wanted to know if more VRAM or if those hybrid HDDs with built-in SSD cache really work for gaming needs? We investigate with the ASUS G74SX, a 17.3-inch gaming notebook with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M GPU and 3GB VRAM, Core i7-2670QM (2.2GHz) processor, full HD 3D display, and two 500GB hybrid HDDs.

Toshiba Portege Z830 (Core i7) - A Business User's Best Friend

Toshiba Portege Z830 (Core i7) - A Business User's Best Friend

9.0

The world's smallest and lightest Ultrabook, the Core i7 Toshiba Portege Z830 is not only very portable, but it's also fit for the corporate world. It comes with essential security features, a full suite of connectivity options, and something extra up its sleeve. Read on to find out more about it.

HP Envy 17 3D-2001xx - Your Personal 3D Movie Machine

HP Envy 17 3D-2001xx - Your Personal 3D Movie Machine

8.0

If the idea of having your own full HD, Blu-ray, 3D movie machine sounds appealing, HP's Envy 17 3D might be just the ticket. The top of the line premium notebook also has a built in subwoofer, Beats audio, and has just been updated with a new, faster processor. See how it fares in our full review.

Fujitsu Lifebook SH771 - Strictly Business

Fujitsu Lifebook SH771 - Strictly Business

8.5

The Fujitsu Lifebook SH771 (Core i5) is one that is built for business, and definitely looks the part. Our time with it was limited, but we were still quite impressed with it. Read on to find out why this thin and light 13-inch business notebook gets our nod.

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