• Is Apple working on a 15-inch MacBook Air?

    According to recent rumours, Apple will not only offer Ivy Bridge powered 11.6 and 13.3-inch versions of its MacBook Air come the new year, but the company is apparently planning a 15-inch model as well. The question is if the market demand is there, as at least traditionally, Apple's larger notebooks have been quite powerful

  • Gigabyte updates its Booktops with the T1132, gives you a chance to win one

    With Intel's ULV processors mostly ending up in Ultrabooks these days, it's refreshing to see something a bit different and Gigabyte has overahauled its Booktop series of convertible notebooks with a shiny new Sandy Bridge ULV CPU. The original Booktop, the T1125 was looking a bit tired specification wise by now, so this refresh is

  • VR-Zone Christmas Gift Guide – Notebook PCs

    With Christmas about a month away, many of us would be shopping for presents for our loved ones. So for the technology geeks, we hope this feature could give some ideas on what you may have in mind. This three-part VR-Zone Christmas Gift Guide starts with the notebook PCs this week, followed by tablets devices and mobile phones in

  • Higher resolution Ultrabook displays expected next year

    Talk about a backwards world, back in the days of 4:3 screens there was rarely a problem to get a higher resolution upgrade option on notebooks, but in the age of 16:9 widescreen displays, anything below 15.6-inches is stuck at 1366×768 with a few exceptions. Now it looks like the Ultrabooks will be pushing up

  • Next generation Ultrabooks expected to be on display at CES

    On the subject of Ultrabooks, it looks like Intel's partners are getting ready to show off the first Ivy Bridge based models at CES which takes places on the 10th to the 13th of January next year. It also looks like some of the so far missing major notebook players will launch their first Ultrabooks around that

  • Intel is planning docking solution for next year’s Ultrabooks using Thunderbolt

    According to information that has reached VR-Zone, Intel has big plans when it comes to Ultrabooks and the first major step forward from the fairly unimpressive machines we've seen so far is the addition of support for docking stations. This being Intel doing things the Intel way the company will rely on its Thunderbolt technology

  • HP unveils Folio13 Ultrabook, Pavilion dm4 and ENVY15 notebook PCs

    With various laptop manufacturers coming up with their Ultrabooks, HP has also introduced theirs, which comes in the form of Folio13, designed for prosumers. The company also announced the new HP Pavilion dm4 and dm4 Beats Edition, as well as the ENVY15 laptops.

  • Dell Singapore unleashes XPS 14z, a laptop with great design and performance

    This Dell XPS 14z may not be the company's first Ultrabook, but it claims to be one of the thinnest full-featured 14-inch laptops that comes with an internal optical drive. It measures less than an inch thin, with a 14-inch display in a 13-inch form factor, and is designed for business professionals.

  • Lenovo Singapore unveils IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook

    Lenovo Singapore has announced the launch of their IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, designed for fashionistas who are looking for a slim and stylish laptop with superb system performance. The U300s Ultrabook will retail starting today, and at next week's SITEX Show.

  • Lenovo introduces Android-Windows hybrid to battle battery life issues

    The disappointing battery life of the ThinkPad X1 calls for a solution, and Android is Lenovo's response. By segmenting the function of a notebook with two platforms, the company hopes to improve battery life with Android-based "Instant Media Mode" when less power is needed. 

  • Samsung to bring in Windows 8 tablet and notebook next year

    Samsung will be releasing new Windows 8 mobile computers which target working professionals next year. The products will spearhead the change of various devices that rely on Windows as their platform instead of Android.  

  • Toshiba Singapore launches PORTEGE Z830 Ultrabook, Qosmio DX730 AIO and REGZA tablets

    Toshiba Singapore has launched their new PORTEGE Z830 Ultrabook, which claims to be the world’s lightest and thinnest 13.3-Inch Ultrabook that weighs a mere 1.12kg. In addition to the slim ultra-portable notebook, the company also unveiled their new Qosmio DX730 All-in-One and REGZA AT100 and AT1S0 Android tablets.

  • Hands on with the Fujitsu Lifebook SH771

    Although the Lifebook SH771 from Fujitsu was officially announced about a week ago, we've now got a quick hands on with the new Ultrabook competitor from Fujitsu. You might wonder why we're not calling it an Ultrabook, as although most of the specifications and even the weight puts it in the Ultrabook category, Fujitsu has

  • Hard drive supplies to run dry while Thailand stays wet

    The flood in Thailand caught manufacturers off guard, but damages and losses are more than initially analysed. The outlook of the hard disk supplies are grimly forecasted to run out at the end of the year, leading to backlash in the first quarter of 2012.

  • Toshiba unveils its first Ultrabook in Japan

    So far only two Ultrabooks have made it to the market, Asus' Zenbook and Acer's Aspire S3, but now it looks like Toshiba is getting ready to join in with its dynabook R631 in Japan. That said we're expecting it to carry the Portégé brand outside of Japan, as is generally the case for its

  • ASUS Eee Slate and Zenbook land in Singapore

    This afternoon, ASUS Singapore unveiled the highly anticipated Zenbook that features a sleek and stylish design, boasts two-seconds always instant on and SonicMaster technology for superb audio experience. The company also launched the ASUS Eee Slate B121 tablet, designed for both consumers and small businesses.

  • Asus launches feature packed 11.6-inch U24E notebook in Japan

    When it comes to notebooks, Japan seems to be getting all the cool models and now Asus has gone and launched a new 11.6-inch notebook in Japan and no, it's not another Ultrabook, as the U24E features a full-fat CPU, yet still manages to weigh in at 1.5kg. This is the reason why Ultrabooks are

  • Fujitsu launches 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK SH771

    With notebook manufacturers coming up with their line of thin and light portables, Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific has recently launched their 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK SH771 which claims to be the thinnest and lightest LIFEBOOK yet, with 9.5 hours runtime on a standard battery.

  • MSI GT780R Gaming Notebook Review – Taking the battlefield on the road

    The MSI GT780R was first seen at Computex 2011, and is a 17-inch full HD gaming powerhouse, equipped with Intel Sandy Bridge Quad Core, Nvidia GTX560M for graphics, impressive 1.5 terabytes of speedy RAID-0 storage and multi-colour LED backlighted SteelSeries keyboard. We check out the firepower of this mobile tank and take it for a spin

  • Samsung launches Series 7 GAMER and CHRONOS notebook PCs

    Samsung has announced the launch of their latest Series 7 GAMER and CHRONOS notebook PCs. The Series 7 GAMER notebook (700G) is designed to deliver smart and rich gaming experience, while the Series 7 CHRONOS notebook (700Z) is made for maximum performance and productivity.