After the introduction of the 15″ retina Macbook Pro, apple also unveiled this 13″ Macbook pro. Native resolutie: 2560 x 1600, maximum visible resolution: 1680 x 1050 (see also The retina myth). Comes with 8GB of RAM and SSD, this is a lovely machine to own I’m sure.
Lenovo will release a new ultrabook that qualifies for our LW900 category. It’s the X1 Carbon, a real Thinkpad but with some considerations. The display is glossy (yuck), it does however have a pointing stick on the keyboard, and personally I love that little stick. The display is 1600×900, which is enough to qualify.
The laptop has en ultra fast charging battery price is yet to be known.
Lenovo X1 Carbon
Here’s what Intel sees happening for laptops over the next few years:
- Ultrabooks with 11 inch, 1560 × 1440 pixel displays
- Ultrabooks with 13 inch, 2800 × 1800 pixel displays
- Laptops with 15 inch, 3840 × 2160 pixel displays
The Samsung Serie 9 laptops come in a wide variety. A couple of them also include a better display compared with the default 1366×768. The 900X3B models include a 1600×900 display, which is the bare minimum to be useable as a production machine in our opinion.
Sony also produces a LW900 laptop. It’s the 13″ VIAO Z, which can be configured with a full HD (1920×1080) screen. This is a very expensive machine and is default configured with a 1600×900 panel. It has the fastest processor of the bunch as well (when you configure this extra bonus) and comes with an optional mediadock which houses an external video card and hdmi ports.
The first lightweight laptop in this class. It still has a display ratio of 16:10 and holds a 1440×900 display. It’s not the lightest of the bunch any more, that honour goes to the Samsung 9 Series at the moment.
Asus is the first laptop to open this category. It’s for the road warriors who still like to get some work done when arrived at the destination. This means batterypower and screenheight. But being light enough to carry around. And yet small enough to be discreet.
The Asus Zenbook can be configured to sport a whopping 1600×900 resolution screen.