Laptops - Notebooks

MacBook Pro with Retina Display Embraces 4th-Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

The MacBook Air may have gotten first dibs on the 4th-generation Haswell Intel® Core™ processors back in June, but Apple hasn’t forgotten about the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Both the 13.3” and 15.4” models received updates on October 22 and are ready to take your Mac experience to the next level.

Going from a Tablet to an Ultrabook™

You’ve probably all heard the hype by now: tablets are set to overtake the laptop market by 2015, with sales of tablets pushing expensive laptops out as the number-one tech purchase. You can thank Apple for that hype—sales of the iPad were astronomical at one point, opening the door for literally hundreds of other manufacturers to make tablets.

The New Acer Aspire V7

When writing a review of a new Ultrabook or notebook computer, I always start with the basics. What does this “new” Ultrabook or notebook bring to the table? Why would I ever consider ditching my nine-year-old laptop— which has served me fairly well despite having an ancient 320GB hard drive and no Wireless N capability—for something else?

Sony VAIO Notebooks Get Fit; Sony VAIO Ultrabooks™ Go Pro

Sony has started to simplify the product names of their notebook computers, which helps avoid the confusion of long model numbers. Now, Sony VAIO notebooks are moving toward having a more recognizable name for certain series of models.

HP Mobile Workstations with Dreamcolor

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, discusses HP’s most powerful mobile workstation yet, the Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor, and why it’s a good choice for high-end, color-critical work. The video highlights the DreamColor display technology, which features 10-bits per color channel.

Apple Announces Updates to Mac Pro and MacBook Air; Introduces Mac OS X Mavericks & iOS 7

Apple kicked off their Worldwide Developers Conference today with several major announcements. They introduced several hardware updates, particularly to the MacBook Air and Mac Pro lines, as well as updates to their two popular operating platforms, Mac OS X and iOS. Read on to find out exactly what went down.

Sony Introduces the VAIO Pro Ultrabooks™

Sony discontinued their Z Series Ultrabooks™, much to the ire of PC professionals. Many believed Sony would focus on unique Windows 8 computers, such as the VAIO Duo Ultrabooks with the slider form factor, or possibly join the fray of tablet/laptop hybrid computers that have capacitive touchscreens and detachable keyboards.

Acer Revamps the Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks

At last year’s Computex, Acer introduced their Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks, which turned out to be solid examples of what Ultrabooks should be. The Acer Aspire S7 Series Ultrabooks provided reliable performance in a super-slim, ultra-portable design.

You'll Flip for the New Dell XPS 11

Teaching notebook computers the art of yoga seems to be catching on, as the Dell is making a valiant attempt to master that art form with the XPS 11. This aesthetically pleasing laptop is expected to come equipped with an 11.6” high definition IPS multi-touch display supporting resolutions up to 2560 x 1440.

ASUS Announces the Transformer Book Trio

ASUS is no stranger to hybrid computers. Last year at Computex, ASUS announced the Transformer P1801 18.4” Tablet & All-in-One Desktop Computer. Well, it looks like ASUS has not finished creating more hybrid devices because today at Computex, they announced another hybrid computer: the 11.6” Transformer Book Trio.

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