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  • Atom x3, x5, x7 branding for next-gen Intel mobile processors.

    25 February 2015, 2:19 pm by: Chippy

    Intel are going to introduce the next generation of mobile processors under new Atom branding. Atom x3, x5 and X7 will be used to differentiate features bringing it in line with the way that Core processors are branded with i3, i5 and i7. An infographic just…
  • The Lucky 13 Security Checklist. Prepare your Windows PC for better on-the-road security and…

    25 February 2015, 7:29 am by: Chippy

    I’m preparing to go to Mobile World Congress where one of my worries will be security and privacy. To that end I’ve hardened my Windows build and written it up below as a checklist of tasks that I urge you to look at and consider, especially if…
  • Ainol Mini PC has everything + battery for $129

    20 February 2015, 7:17 am by: Chippy

    I use my Intel NUC with Atom N2820 processor daily. It’s quiet, neat and runs Openelec like a dream. It was cheap too but now I’m wondering if I should have waited. The Ainol Mini PC comes with RAM, storage, a Windows OS and a 26 Wh battery for just $129.…
  • Who wants the Acer Aspire Switch 12?

    19 February 2015, 9:30 am by: Chippy

    I’ve just finished a big in-depth review of the Acer Aspire Switch 12. It’s the first Core M product that I’ve had the chance to review and I came out of it with a very positive feeling about Core M and the products that it will enable. I also loved…
  • Acer Aspire Switch 12. My first impressions now available.

    16 February 2015, 6:41 am by: Chippy

    The Intel Core-M based, fanless, 2-in-1 $699 Acer Aspire Switch 12 has arrived for review and my first impressions, written as part of a full review for Notebookcheck, have been posted. Update: The full review is now available. Go give Notebookcheck (and my…
  • Low-cost 10-inch 2-in-1s start at $200. Here’s a market overview.

    13 February 2015, 7:48 am by: Chippy

    I’m testing a new 10-inch detachable. The MSI S100 is one of a number of products in this expanding class and at $299 with a 10-inch screen and running an Atom CPU this MSI S100 is typical. The specifications might sound a bit netbook-y but these 2-in-1’s…
  • We changed our logo, because Hong Kong said so!

    11 February 2015, 5:12 pm by: Chippy

    Brad Linder from Liliputing is out in Hong Kong and he just sent me these pics… Color, BOOM! Offers, BAM! Hand-written signs, BLING!  A great logo…WAIT A MINUTE! Yes its the Ultrabooknews logo being used to sell mobile PCs in Hong Kong. This isn’t the…
  • A database of Mini PCs. What info do you need?

    9 February 2015, 4:08 pm by: Chippy

    We’ve been asked a number of times to add mini-PCs and stick-PCs into the UMPCPortal database so while we’re working on improving the database we thought it would make sense to put a couple of mini PC products in and to ask you what details you want to…
  • Surface Pro 3 hot-desking review.

    9 February 2015, 6:50 am by: Chippy

    It was last September when my Ultrabook screen went blank and never came back. I was gutted; Not only because it was my favourite PC but because I was half-way through reporting on the IFA trade-show and I had a flight to the IDF conference 2 days later.…
  • Acer Switch 12. Order for $649 in US, see reviews from elsewhere

    5 February 2015, 10:10 am by: Chippy

    The Acer Aspire Switch 12 – a Core M-based 2-in-1 laptop – is coming, and it starts at just $649.  Promotional and hands-on videos are starting to appear in YouTube. There’s one device I didn’t manage to get a good hands-on with at IDF and IFA last…

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