This month we finally saw more Ivy Bridge notebooks slowly started showing up. We actually were surprised that there weren’t many more. Perhaps June will be the month when the flood gate of Ivy Bridge notebooks will open fully. In total we added 274 new notebooks which brings the total number of notebook models in our Notebook Finder database to 4,868. Full list of notebooks models added after the break.
As more and more manufacturers are releasing ultrabooks we decided this month to add a new category specifically for ultrabooks. Previously we added all ultrabooks into the premium notebooks category. We now have 18 ultrabooks in our database for you to choose from and will keep adding them as they are released. In total we added 266 new notebooks which brings the total number of notebook models in our Notebook Finder database to 4594. Full list of notebooks models added after the break.
Another big update to our notebook database this month as manufacturers were updating their current models with new Intel and AMD processors that were released couple of months ago. In total we added 332 notebooks which brings the total number of notebook models in our Notebook Finder database to 4328. Full list of notebooks models added after the break.
After the first edition of the Notebook Chart in 2012 it’s time to look at the Netbook Chart. HP retained the top two spots from the month before which didn’t surprise us at all. What did surprise us however is the return of Dell Inspiron Duo which came back to the top ten chart after almost a year of absence from our charts. Just what attracted so many views is unknown to us. Perhaps it was the unique shape-shifting to a tablet netbook that inspired you or could it be that custom design speaker dock by JBL? Apart from HP and Dell other manufacturers entering our netbook chart are Asus, Acer, Packard Bell, eMachines, Samsung and Toshiba. Check the full chart after the break.
It looks like Asus, Samsung, HP and Dell just can’t wait for finger friendly Windows 8 to come out as they have all released Windows 7 tablets recently. While Dell’s and HP’s efforts are pretty average the Samsung 700T is actually the first Windows 7 tablet we have seen that might actually do a decent job. Still we think it would be better to hold off your Windows tablet purchase just a wee-bit longer as Windows 8 is just around the corner. We added 40 tablets this month bringing the total number of tablets in our Tablet Finder to 160. See the tull list of tablets added after the break.
Welcome to the October 2011 edition of the Top Ten Most Popular Notebooks chart. This month HP Pavilion dv6-6100 (dv6-6176sa) climbs to the stop spot from last month’s #6. And yes, HP is still dominating the chart with 7 entries while Dell, Samsung and Toshiba got one each. Check the full chart after the break.
Not that many new models have been released this month. It seems like manufacturers are holding back for the holiday season. In November we should finally see those sexy ultrabooks hitting the stores. In total we added 132 notebooks which brings the total number of notebook models in our Notebook Finder database to 3551. Full list of notebooks models added after the break.
This month we finally see AMD Fusion based notebooks hit the stores with Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba leading the way. Other then that even more Sandy Bridge models. We are however looking forward the next couple of months which should see a flood of so called “Ultrabooks” – MacBook Air like Windows notebooks being released. There was no trully buzz-worthy notebook released this month. Perhaps closest would be Dell Vostro V131 portable notebook. In total we added 195 notebooks. This brings the total number of notebook models in our Notebook Finder database to 3519. Full list of notebooks models added after the break.
After releasing Streak 5 and Streak 7 tablets Dell revealed an even bigger tablet – Dell Streak 10 Pro. As name suggests it is a 10.1 inch tablet that runs Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It is a pretty standard Android tablet being powered by a 1 GHz dual core nVidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM, 10.1 multi-touch screen (1280 x 800 px), 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. It will first go on sale in China with a 16 GB WiFi only version at a ¥2,999 (~£289). If it will go on sale for that kind of price here in the UK as well it might even tempt someone being a pretty average tablet that it is. Check the hands-on video by Engadget and press shots after the break.