• Dell announces the XPS 14z

    We don't want to be rude, but it looks like Dell has borrowed ideas from most of its competitors in the notebook market when it comes to the design and features of its new XPS 14z, a notebook which the company claims is the thinnest "fully featured" 14-inch laptop with a built in optical drive.

  • Apple refreshes MacBook Pro lineup with small spec bump

    If you are a Windows user thinking of making the switch to the Mac platform, now may be a good time to make the switch.  The anticipated move sees Apple selectively upgrading its MacBook Pro lineup with new processors, storage and graphics chips.  As has been the case previously, prices for the various models have

  • Lenovo becomes second largest PC maker, Asus enters fifth place

    Despite all the concerns about the PC industry and the general downturn once more in the economy, it looks like the PC industry is going strong, well, at least mostly so. According to the latest data from Gartner and IDC, the PC industry grew by between 3.2 and 3.6 percent in the third quarter this

  • ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 Review

    The success of the thin, ultraportable Apple MacBook Air has indirectly prompted Intel to envision how notebook computer of the future should be like. And that notebook computer is the new Ultrabook which was recently launched by various manufacturers.

  • Asus launches the Zenbook UX21 and UX31

    It's been over four months since Asus first showed off its Ultrabook back at Computex, but the company has finally launched the UX21 and UX31 under the slightly odd Zenbook name. Presumably it has something to do with the low noise levels of Ultrabooks, but we're not sure it's the most memorable name Asus could've

  • Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away, aged 56

    The technology world woke up to sad news that Apple co-founder, ex-CEO, Steve Jobs has passed away. He was aged 56. Jobs has had a long battle with pancreatic cancer, and stepped down as CEO in August this year. And it was only yesterday, the company launched their new iPhone 4S.

  • Fujitsu launches its own version of an Ultrabook

    In as much as Intel's Ultrabooks have their merits, we can't help but wonder why anyone would get over something like say, the new Fujitsu Lifebook SH76/E, as here we have an ultra-light 13.3-inch notebook with a full fat CPU and a 6-cell battery. It's not the only one of its kind either, as Toshiba

  • Acer ASPIRE S3 Ultrabook Review

    The Ultrabook is a new category of thin and lightweight ultraportable laptop (defined by Intel) that are equipped with new Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge based Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) Intel processors, integrated graphics and SSD storage. Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has recently launched their ASPIRE S3 Ultrabook in Taipei, and VR-Zone managed to get one in for review.

  • Intel reveals Atom N2X00-series details ahead of launch

    There isn't much left in terms of secrets when it comes to Intel's upcoming N2X00-series of mobile Atom processors, but what we didn't already know, Intel has now managed to unveil itself thanks to a datasheet that the company published ahead of the CPU launch. It's a simple mistake, as the same datasheet covers the

  • Lenovo Thinkpad X1 notebook review: Thin and flat is where it is at

    Ultrathin notebooks are the dreams of every style-conscious consumer, and for good reason. Boasting extremely portable packages and designs that would make just about anybody swoon over, it would seem that there is nothing which the ultraportable notebook cannot achieve (safe for top-notch performance levels). And leave it to Lenovo to take ultraportable mobile business

  • Acer launches the Aspire S3 in Taiwan

    Acer isn't resting on its laurels and the company might very well be the first of Intel's Ultrabook partners to get a product into the market with the Aspire S3 which officially launched in Taiwan today. It looks like Acer decided to keep things simple with only two SKU's, at least in the Taiwanese market.

  • Leaked AMD roadmaps suggests Llano replacement in Q1’12

    If what appears to be a legit leak of a mobile product roadmap from AMD is the real deal, then we can expect Llano's replacement, Trinity, to arrive in Q1 next year. As with Llano, Trinity will have four different main SKUs, although so far no specific models are listed. Trinity will be based on

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X121e offers advanced video conferencing tools and robust performance

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e was announced in July, and today, the company has announced that the stylish full-feature ultraportable for mobile professionals will be available in Singapore on 27 September. The ThinkPad X121e features easy-to-use voice and video tools, spill-resistant keyboard and optional fingerprint reader for secure log in.

  • Sony introduces new VAIO S series notebook with larger display

    With the success of their VAIO S series laptops, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific has announed their new line-up for the series with slimmer form factor, higher performance and a larger display. According to the manufacturer, the new VAIO S will be available this month.

  • HP releases new range of AIO PCs and updated Pavilion dm1 ultraportable laptop

    HP Singapore has announced their new range of All-in-one PCs which include the TouchSmart320 and TouchSmart520, Omni120 and Omni220, as well as the company's most powerful consumer PC, the HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix. On top of that, HP has also unveiled their updated Pavilion dm1 ultraportable laptop with stylish looks, good features and performance, and boasts a

  • Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook goes on retail in Hong Kong

    Acer has officially launched their Ultrabook, the Aspire S3, in Hong Kong. Weighing less than 1.4kg, the Aspire S3 measures just 13mm thin and boasts seven hours of battery life. With Acer Green Instant On technology, the system can wake up from sleep mode in just 1.5 seconds.

  • Lenovo announces IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, and U300 and U400 laptops

    It was only last week when VR-Zone had an exclusive preview of the IdeaPad U400. Today, Lenovo has announced its new range of luxury laptops, which come in the form of IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook, as well as the U300 and U400 laptops. The new IdeaPad U series laptops are designed for fashionistas and provide everything they need in a slender,

  • Acer unveils its first Ultrabook, the Aspire S3

    It turns out the leaked pictures of Acer's Ultrabook turned out to be the real deal after all, as the company has unveiled its Aspire S3 series of Ultrabooks at IFA in Berlin today. The press release makes bold claims of 1.5 second resume times (from sleep) and up to 50-days battery life (this time

  • Exclusive preview of Lenovo IdeaPad U400

    VR-Zone was one of the media to get an exclusive preview of the new Lenovo IdeaPad U400 notebook PC in Singapore. Although it is not the U300 UltraBook, the U400 is designed as an affordable laptop with style and good functionality. Details inside.

  • Samsung Series 7 notebooks have big screens in small footprints

    Even if the rumours about Samsung's interest in HP's PC business were refuted by the company, if Samsung's Series 7 notebook announcement is anything to go by, the company has a bright future in the notebook market. The Series 7 is Samsung's new performance line of notebooks, but possibly the most impressive feature is the