The original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga made headlines with its unique hinge lid design that allowed the lid to be flipped completely over turning the laptop into a tablet. On top of that the design made for some other useful modes as well. Lenovo is back with the brand new Yoga 2 Pro, which is one of the best Ultrabooks that I have seen to date. Lenovo has kept the same lid design, but has made the unit thinner and lighter. On top of that the hardware inside has been upgraded and Lenovo has added a QHD+ display giving users 3200 x 1800 is screen real estate to work with. Is this the Ultrabook to have this year? Read on as we find out…
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been Lenovo’s best Ultrabook for business and to start off 2014 they have fixed some of the minor issues with the original version and added a few things as well. One of the additions is the adaptive keyboard, which is one of the coolest things that I have seen so far at CES.
Now that CES is just around the corner, we are being flooded with many interesting releases. Now LG is looking forward to unveiling a few new devices which will be running on Windows 8. Some of these will include the Tab-Book 2 line which has a QWERTY keyboard veiled under the 11.6-inch screen, 13Z940 “ultra PC” laptop and a new 27-inch all-in-one.
Panasonic brings to the market the all new two in one versatile Ultrabook which is sure to break the ice finally with all the amazing features packed in one small form factor. Featuring the 11.6″ Full HD, 10 finger multi touch IPS anti-glare display, the Ultrabook quite obviously reveals that Panasonic wants its customers to get the best computing experience; whether it is work related or purely for entertainment.
Lenovo is all geared up to launch their new ThinkPad T440s UltraBook. It is powered by Intel’s latest and greatest 4TH generation Haswell Core processor. It comes in two variants as per the screen resolution, offering either 1600x900p or 1920x1080p with full HD IPS panel. Additionally both variants will come in 14 inch screen size.
Tobii Technology which is considered to be the world’s leading company in eye tracking and gaze interaction, and Synaptics Inc. which is a chief developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing and entertainment devices announced today a new prototype model of laptop which is powered by a combination of Synaptics Force Pad touchpad along with the Tobii Gaze eye-tracking technology.
Since we are pretty much aware of the fact that we haven’t heard much about the Samsung series 9 Ultrabooks for a while, but now they have planned to rebrand it by announcing two follow up models of the ATIV Ultrabook series. Samsung has just introduced their ATIV Book 9 Plus which is 13-inch flag-ship laptop considered to be a complete replacement to the old series 9 model. Moreover the company has also announced the new ATIV Book 9 Lite, its again a 13-inch model but does not really meet the requirement of Ultrabook status.
ASUS today launched their 15.6-inch touch-enabled Ultrabook called the ViviBook S551. The device is powered by the competent NVIDIA GT 740M graphic processing unit which provides ample power for every application and side by side also includes Intel’s 4th generation Haswell based core processor. What a combination! We must say. With the mobile NVIDIA GT 740M it does not compromise on power and performance at all while taking care of the heat dissipation as well(important in case of thin UltraBooks).
If you have still not recovered from the shock of Sony discontinuing its Z series, then it’s time to cheer up since Sony has just announced two flagship Ultrabooks which will surely compensate your loss of Z series. Vaio Pro 11 and Vaio Pro 13 are the two new models each weighing less than the Z series at 1.92 and 2.34 pounds respectively. In fact Sony confesses that it’s virtually the lightest touch screen Ultrabooks ever made. They last much longer on battery life and have an additional sheet battery that promises to double the battery life, giving 14 hours for Pro 11 and 13 hours of usage on Pro 13. Presuming both are faster having Haswell Processors.