I’ve written two previous reviews of a Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook. Short summary: I really like the form factor, build quality performance, and battery life. Here’s a final review with a look at Zenbook as a longterm Windows 8 laptop.Installing Windows 8
I installed the latest public release of (Windows 8 Release Preview). As with every Windows 8 install I’ve done, [...]
Intel Ultrabooks have been around for a little while now. They are thin, light, powerful and (until now) run Windows 7. With the official Windows 8 launch coming in less than 60 days, Intel is readying the next generation of Ultrabooks. These devices will feature similar form factors and power as their predecessors. However, they will have new hardware inside to take advantage of the [...]
Intel sent me an IvyBridge Ultrabook to review, and since it runs Windows 8 and has a multi-touch screen I couldn’t wait to get my fingers on it.
The book weighs in at about 3.5 pounds and has a USB-3 on either side, along with a mini-HDMI connector, a headphone jack and a hole for the power cord (which is a bit bigger than I might have hoped – the cord, not the [...]
Some of the software folks at Intel sent me an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook to look at. It will never be production hardware – this laptop will never be made or sold. That doesn’t mean it’s exclusive or special or extra fancy, instead, it’s meant to be a reference example for hardware makers to make Ultrabooks of their own.
I did an unboxing and initial impressions [...]
I love lightweight, powerful, and fast computers. Sometimes its so I can travel and other times its just to make it easy to move around the house. Not too long ago it was difficult to find these types of computers unless you were willing to sacrifice performance … and I wasn’t. It’s one thing to run Word and a browser, but developers need beefier performance.
The folks at Intel [...]