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A 5-post collection

Slim, Trim, and Nimble Intel Haswell

I’ve been toting around my Intel Haswell Ultrabook for a few months now and the combination of slim, trim, fast, touch, and long battery life has mad eit my laptop of choice. I’ve had several review Ultrabooks (Intel has been gracious enough to send some my way) and they all had their pro’s and cons, but this one has really set itself apart for me. I was even asked by a few folks if it was a black Mac Air! It has not been all roses, however. This pre-production unit is my 3rd laptop from Intel. The first 2 had issues with the keyboard (keys fell off) and the fan (which ran like helicopter)...


Intel Haswell Battery Life

Intel sent me a prototype of a Haswell Developer Ultrabook to review in August. Last month I wrote a about my first impressions of the Intel Haswell Ultrabook, which were pretty good. Since then I have used this ultrabook extensively on a daily basis and brought it with me to present several sessions at several conferences. Before I give my impressions, like Scott, I had several issues with the pre-production hardware. It wasn’t unexpected as these are not-for-resale prototypes, which Intel made very clear to me. The idea is to review the Intel hardware such as the Haswell chip, so I’ll separate my experience with the Haswell chip from the pre-production prototype unit. In a Nutshell...


Intel Haswell First Look

I’m excited that I just received an Intel Haswell Ultrabook to review! Last year I reviewed an Intel Ivy Bridge Ultrabook with Windows 8 and touch screen. Overall I was happy with the device, the hardware, and sensors. Battery life was so-so, but then again, it was about the same as most other machines so no big expectations there anyway. But this is a new year and the Intel Haswell chip has set some pretty big expectations. The folks at Intel recently sent me a Haswell based Ultrabook to examine and provide feedback. They made it clear, in about every way imaginable other than a personal visit, that this is a model that will never be a production...


Intel IvyBridge Ultrabook Sensors

I’ve been using the Intel IvyBridge Ultrabook that I received from the folks at Intel for the past few weeks. My experience with it over that time has left me extremely impressed. The array of sensors on the device are perhaps the most impressive. From what I can tell, the machine itself is not one that we'll see in stores,  but instead its simply just a model Intel used as a sample to show what OEM’s can create for Windows 8. You can read my initial impressions of the IvyBridge Ultrabook here. This time I’ll focus on my experiences with using it over the past few weeks. First, I can&...


First Look at 3rd Generation Intel Ivy Bridge Ultrabook

I love lightweight, powerful, and fast computers. Sometimes its so I can travel and other times its just to make it easy to move around the house. Not too long ago it was difficult to find these types of computers unless you were willing to sacrifice performance … and I wasn’t. It’s one thing to run Word and a browser, but developers need beefier performance. The folks at Intel recently sent me an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook to examine and provide feedback. They made it clear, in about every way imaginable other than a telegram, that this is a model that will never be a production laptop “as-is”. It is branded as Intel, yet the...