The Best Ultraportable Laptop of 2012

For a while now, ultraportables have been the only class of laptop that really matters. Sure, you can find more powerful machines for less money. But the mix of portability, speed, and beauty—along with the miniature muscle of Intel's Ivy Bridge chips—has made ultrabooks the best laptops to own for almost all of us. » 8/02/12 1:00pm 8/02/12 1:00pm

Some New MacBook Air Owners Are Reporting Possible Logic Board Issues

This isn't anything we experienced in our reviews of the new 13-inch and 11-inch MacBook Airs, but Cult of Mac notes that some users are reporting video distortion and crashing issues—that sound logic board-related—in larger-than-normal numbers. » 11/02/10 5:39pm 11/02/10 5:39pm

New MacBook Airs: Faster, Lighter, Instant On, 30 Day Standby Power

It's been two years since the last MacBook Air refresh, but Apple's made up for lost time: the redesigned MacBook Air comes in 13.3 and 11.6-inch flavors with complete unibody construction. And a storage secret. » 10/20/10 2:15pm 10/20/10 2:15pm

Macbook Air Refresh May Add Bigger Battery, Come In Two Sizes

With Apple's big OS event just days away, MacBook Air refresh rumors are hitting hard. According to Cult of Mac, Apple will unveil 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch models, along with a 50% bigger battery, a much lower price, and more. Details! » 10/18/10 10:11am 10/18/10 10:11am

Toshiba Portégé R705 Review: The Ultra Ultraportable

Toshiba's Portégé line has always been the top of the company's shelf—with prices to match. The Portégé R705 upends that lineage: It's capable, sure, but it's also affordable. So does it live up to its fancy double-accent-marks? » 8/04/10 3:00pm 8/04/10 3:00pm

Toshiba Portégé R700 Laptop: Light As a Feather, Strong Like Bull

All those ultraportables using Intel's ULV Core processors just got taken to school: Toshiba's Portégé R700 is as light as a MacBook Air, nearly as powerful as a MacBook Pro, and measures an inch thick with a DVD drive. Standard. » 6/21/10 12:30am 6/21/10 12:30am

Sony Vaio P Is A Worthy Upgrade With Accelerometer, Touchpads and GPS

Well, well, well. If it isn't another attempt by Sony at that ill-conceived "not a netbook, it's an ultraportable!" market. After rumors, they've done good: inbuilt GPS, inbuilt 3G and an accelerometer. Plus, strange optical touchpads either side of the LCD. » 5/10/10 2:41am 5/10/10 2:41am