Don't-Miss Ultrabook Stories
This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy, and a dream to use. If you take frequent short trips (battery life is its biggest shortcoming) and work a lot en route, you’ll want this computer.
Think all trackpads are the same? Run your fingers over HP’s new Control Zone.
This super-svelte Ultrabook/tablet hybrid comes with sharp looks, impressive specs—and a host of design and usability shortcomings.
The Yoga 2 Pro laptop/tablet hybrid is a superior experience in either orientation, and its ultrahigh-resolution display is awesome. But the dual design forced compromises with the keyboard.
Dell's cleverly designed laptop/tablet improves with new CPUs. It runs faster and lasts longer, but is still premium priced.
Tablets are great for what they are. When you need real computational power on the go, however, only a full-fledged laptop will do the job.
Don’t let the slim design fool you. This machine packs both a powerful CPU and a discrete graphics processor.
Sony’s freakishly thin notebook is good for everything but games.
This surprisingly inexpensive Ultrabook is a terrific value.
This notebook lets you game on the go without paying through the nose.
We dig the 15.6-inch display and 7-plus hours of battery life, but the 1366 by 768 resolution is a letdown.
Lenovo will add SweetLabs' Pokki utility to its PCs, providing an alternative to both the Windows 8 Start page as well as the Windows app store.
The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its keyboard will drive touch-typists bonkers.
The pleasingly versatile ThinkPad Helix can instantly switch from a full-blown Ultrabook to a Windows 8 tablet. But you'll have to pay to play.
The Yoga 11S is a major improvement over Lenovo's original ARM-powered Windows RT device, but it still falls short of being the ultimate hybrid.