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.
The Vaio Z is Sony's sculpted little reminder that companies besides Apple can make exciting laptops too.
Lenovo refers to their ThinkPad X1 as a crossover computer. Made for the business set, the Intel Core i7 processor packed into its 0.67-inch body will appeal to a more consumer crowd as well. This wants to go mainstream.
The new 13-inch MacBook Air is Apple's katana blade: thin, durable, powerful, sleek. But does it have enough mettle to be your weapon of choice? Abandoning the metaphor: can you ditch your MacBook Pro?
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.
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?
Acer's Timeline series has low-voltage processors in the past, but three of the four new TimelineX models they're introducing are full Core i3/i5. And while the nearly netbook-sized 1830T houses ULV Core i3/i5, it's still a relative bargain.
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.
Intel expanded its processor family today with six new chips, each designed to make ultraportable notebooks thinner, lighter, and with 32% better performance. We're talking laptops less than an inch thick with ULV Core i7 inside. We're talking MacBook Air.
There's no official confirmation yet, but it looks almost certain that Toshiba is gearing up to launch the lightest 13-inch notebook ever. We're talking just over two pounds with an SSD. But how on earth did they do it?
At a mere 7 millimeters in height, Seagate's Momentus Thin drive will be the slimmest 2.5" hard drive on the market. Not only that, but supposedly it will also be one of the lowest-priced storage options for ultra-portables and netbooks.