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Class of 2016: The best ultraportable

There has never been a better time to buy an ultraportable computer. PC makers may face falling sales, but they haven’t stopped building great laptops. For years the laptop market was stagnant, with lacklustre me-too designs and unappetising performance. That’s changed. The challenge from phones and tablets has spurred a new wave of innovation. In […]

Asus pushes upmarket with Zenbook UX301

Asus is best known for mid-price PCs and tablets in New Zealand. It aims to change that with the upmarket Zenbook UX301. Ultrabooks tend to be better made and more elegantly designs than everyday laptops. Asus pulled out the stops building the Zenbook UX301. Like most Ultrabooks it’s well engineered and nice looking. The metal […]

HP goes ultra with business class laptop, workstation

Hewlett-Packard’s spring 2013 mobile business computing refresh brings slimmer, lighter laptops along with the world’s first workstation dressed in Ultrabook clothing. Speaking at a press event in Auckland, market development manager Simon Molloy showed the Ultrabook-style workstation, more conventional mobile workstations and HP’s latest business-class Ultrabooks. Also on show were the company’s made-over range of […]