The Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch – 59385621 is a 15.6-incher sporting all the modern features and design cues of the latest Ultrabooks.
Toshiba has refreshed the Kirabook 13 high-end 13.3-inch Ultrabook laptop, upgrading the processor options to the latest Intel Core 4th Gen Haswell. The laptop still retains the sharp above-full-HD 2,560×1,440-pixel display resolution and 221 pixels-per-inch density, optional touchscreen, and magnesium alloy chassis.
Lenovo has put on sale the 2014 edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the company’s flagship business notebook. It’s the world’s lightest 14″ laptop and brings to the table several improvements such as faster computing, longer battery life, and better screen resolution over the previous version, as well as some new and innovative features such an adaptive row of function keys to complement the keyboard.
HP has put on sale the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook PC, offering enterprise features, the latest generation of Intel processors, optional full HD display resolution on its 14-inch screen, and the latest trackpad technology in an ultra-thin aluminum chassis with 0.63″ profile and a light weight of 3.3 pounds.
Lenovo has refreshed the 11.6-inch IdeaPad Yoga 11S convertible 360-degree-hinge ultrabook, replacing the 3rd Generation Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” processors with the 4th Gen “Haswell”. The first offered “Haswell”-based model is the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S – 59385438, featuring the Intel Core i5-4210Y dual-core 1.4-1.9GHz chip.
While most currently available mid-tier ultrabooks come with a 1366×768 display and the last year’s Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” processors, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad U430 Touch – 59371574 packs a higher-resolution 1600×900 screen and the latest Intel “Haswell” i5 CPU.
Toshiba has released recently the Satellite E45 ultrabook series and the E45t-A4200 on sale for $700 is the first available configuration. The E45t-A4200 is a touchscreen 14-inch machine with an Intel Core i5 processor and a hybrid data storage solution. This 0.8″ thin laptop made of aluminum weighs 4.6 pounds so it offers greater portability than a common 15.6-incher. The trade-off here is the smaller screen, but the resolution is like on the ordinary 15.6″ laptops: 1366×768. If you’re a Toshiba fan and want to go full HD with touch support, you can take a look at the 780-dollar Toshiba P55t-A5202 with a 15.6″ display.
The Intel HD 4400 is a graphics processor integrated in select 4th Generation Intel Core CPUs, codenamed Haswell. The HD 4400 is the first tested GPU from the Haswell family, since its benchmarks and 3D gameplays have been published as parts of reviews of the first known 4th Gen-based laptops, or more precisely ultrabooks.
One of the best crafted laptops from 2012 was the Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook with a 13.3-inch touch-enabled display. The company has recently refreshed the flagship ultrabook with the Intel “Haswell” processors, officially called 4th Generation Intel Core, a larger capacity battery, improved keyboard, optionally above 1080p-resolution display, and some newly added features. Now, the new version is available for pre-order in form of two models: the Acer Aspire S7-392-6832 and S7-392-9890. The former comes with the 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor at 1.6GHz or with Turbo Boost activated up to 2.6GHz, and a 128GB solid state drive, whereas the latter sport the Intel Core i7-4500U at 1.8GHz to 3.0GHz and a 256GB SSD.
With the new ThinkPad S531 15.6-inch ultrabook PC, Lenovo has tried to make a blend of fashion and business seriousness. The ThinkPad brand is well known for its utilitarian and no-frills look with matte surfaces and the Intel Core-powered S531 goes in line with that, but adds rounded edges and introduces us with a single piece trackpad, without physically isolated click buttons.