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Acer Aspire S7 Review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 3:31P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This touchable, classy ultrabook is targeted right at the road-warrior, power-hungry, super-user. The S7 is an expensive machine. The starting price hovers near $1400, but our Core i7 configured spec clocks in at $1650. For the price customers do see a superlative spec sheet and a beautifully designed body. I know what you're thinking. The S7 had better be amazing for that kind of money. Don't worry, with a few qualifiers, the Aspire S7 easily ranks among the top Windows 8 machines. Is that enough to justify the cost?

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 Windows 8 All-In-One Review:
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 1:33P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The all-in-one PC form factor is a brilliant, if not obvious, evolution of the desktop computer. AIO systems offer the maximum amount of screen real estate while drastically minimizing the total footprint of the computer by packing all the components inside the monitor (or in the case of this particular AIO, the base of the stand). Even better, now that ten-finger touch input is de rigeur, these machines offer new methods of computer interaction that are alternately ideal for wide-eyed youngsters, old luddites, and seasoned power users. (Give a toddler a touchscreen and she’ll figure out how to pull up her favorite album, play a simple game, and scroll through photos in minutes. Give her a mouse and keyboard and she’ll destroy or delete everything on your computer in roughly the same amount of time.) Although some AIOs are intended as higher-end machines for professionals, others are designed primarily for home use by family types and those with more casual workloads. The latter category is where the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 lands...

Trendnet 500Mbps Powerline Networking - BCCHardware
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 11:55A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to be looking at a networking kit from Trendnet that is designed for those who want a wired network, but don`t have the infrastructure or ability to run a traditional wired network. Powerline networking has been around for quite a while - and while it certainly isn`t new, lately it`s been experiencing resurgence as people want better security, speed and less interference than what wireless networks can provide. . ."

Toshiba Satellite LX835-D3380 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 10:29A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
`The Toshiba Satellite LX835 is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 23-inch touch screen display that is really the only good thing about this PC, which is unfortunate. Toshiba chose to use a mobile CPU, which really limits performance and the included peripherals feel really cheap."

News: Asus VivoBook X202E notebook reviewed
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 6:57P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For just $550, Asus` X202E ultraportable offers an 11.6 touchscreen, a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU, and a beautiful chassis with brushed metal surfaces. We take a closer look at the system and the trade-offs it makes to hit such a low price."

MSI GT70 Limited Dragon Edition - 17.3 Gaming Laptop Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 2:30P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In recent 2 years, MSI did not focus on the Ultrabook series as many other brands, they mainly focused on high performance of Gaming series Notebooks, that makes MSI to become a well known gaming products company in the market, also shows how important of the Gaming related market"

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook Review
     Mon, Jan 14 2013 | 1:34P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After hearing about the Yoga a few months back, I was intrigued by the form factor and the entire concept of a convertible ultrabook. The Thinkpad Twist executes this concept very well. The mid-tier sample that we reviewed contained a processor and memory configuration more than adequate to the task at hand. Its light and easy to carry around at a mere 3.5 pounds, and has a solid feel to it because of the magnesium material used in the design. I was worried about the hinge mechanism, but found it to be well designed and solidly constructed."

Asus S46CA-XH51 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 11 2013 | 2:30P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Small business owners looking for an affordably priced ultrabook with some design oomph will find more than a few things to like about the Asus S46CA-XH51. It`s a handsomely designed Windows 7-equipped ultrabook that comes equipped with a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port."

Hands-On With Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 2:29P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had a chance to stop by Lenovo’s suite today at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, to check out some of the latest and greatest offerings from the company. First up is the new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. This tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro and features a 10.1-inch multi-touch HD display. Lenovo claims this is the lightest Windows 8 tablet on the market with a starting weight of 1.25 pounds. We also got a chance to see the ThinkPad Helix. This machine gives you the best of a full Windows 8 notebook as well as a Windows 8 tablet. The ThinkPad Helix features an 11.6-inch, 10-point multi-touchscreen panel as well as pen input capabilities and a full-sized keyboard experience. All of the functionality of this machine is found in the lid, which enables you to disconnect the display from the keyboard to use the machine as a tablet.

CES 2013: Intel delivers broad range of new mobile GPUs
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 12:15P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel executives held a press conference at CES 2013 to outline plans to accelerate new mobile device experiences across the company's growing portfolio of smartphone, tablet and ultrabook offerings.

HP Envy 23-d060qd TouchSmart Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 11:55A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Envy 23-d060qd TouchSmart is HP`s latest evolution of its veteran all-in-one PC line. Filled to the brim with technology, the ENVY 23-060qd is a built-to-order system with a speedy quad-core processor, upgraded 3D graphics, loads of system memory, a huge hard drive, and a 1080p touch screen."

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 14-inch Ultrabook Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 11:46A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you have not fully embraced Intels Ultrabooks you really should. They have been what power users like me have been wanting for quite a long time. A sleek and slim laptop that is powerful enough to do all of our daily tasks and still have a good battery life. Today we are taking a look at one of Lenovos latest Ultrabooks in their IdeaPad U410. This Ultrabook features a sleek colored aluminum chassis, an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and one of the most comfortable keyboards that Ive ever used! Is this the perfect Ultrabook for you? Read on as we take a look."

TECH NEWS: Acer Aspire S7 Touch Screen Ultrabook Review - Worlds Fastest Ultrabook Intros New SSD Form Factor
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 11:48A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We think you will like what we have found in this report. It is a one of a kind. In fact, we are pretty sure that you will be as amazed as we were to discover an ultrabook that easily surpasses the transfer performance of every portable on the market today. At just under 1GB/s transfer speeds, we are certain that interest in the Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook will easily surpass that of consumer purchases alone. It`s thin, it`s powerful and we have only begun to scratch the surface of what makes the Acer Aspire S7 so special.."

Cyberpower Zeus M2 Intel Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:48A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CyberPower Zeus M2 offers a 14.1 high gloss screen that has a maximum resolution of 1366x768. This is powered by the Intel `Ivy Bridge` i5-3317U processor`s HD 4000 graphics. While the Intel HD 4000 graphics may not be the meanest graphics around, they are fully capable of some great DirectX 11 graphics and will offer reasonable performance for some light gaming. Speed is certainly one of most common things that people will look for in an Ultrabook, by the specifications the Cyberpower Zeus M2 will have plenty. In addition to the Intel Core i5-3317U quad core processor, there is 16GB of DDR3 RAM installed into the machine! Not just any RAM, Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM, some of the best stuff out there today..."

Glacialtech Igloo Pad Series R15 Laptop Cooling Pad Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

The focus of this review is a laptop cooling pad from Glacialtech called the Igloo Pad Series R15. Like most notebook cooling stands, the device consists of an elevated, slightly angled platform with a large vented top surface and embedded fan that gently directs a constant steam of cool air at the base of the notebook. The fan draws its power from a USB 2.0 port and doesn't produce any objectionable noise that we were able to detect while working at a desk with it.


Acer's $199 Chromebook Review
     Fri, Jan 04 2013 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A $200 laptop is a difficult thing to assess. On one hand, the Acer C7 Chromebook has that shockingly low price tag, on the other, there is weak build quality and a netbook-grade processor. The trade-offs the buyer must be willing to make are not trivial. And that’s before we acknowledge that the Acer C7 runs Chrome OS rather than Windows. The most interesting question then, is who exactly is the C7 for? Before we can get to who it’s for (hint: there is more than one correct answer,) we have to get to the bottom of what the C7 is and then more importantly, what it can do.

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