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Adrian Diaconescu

Adrian has a passion for technology and portable computers and he's been writing about mobile devices for many years now. He is in charge of the news here on the site, and occasionally contributes with tests and reviews.

  • Adrian Diaconescu - March 12, 2015

    Toshiba might have brought two entirely new lines of ultrabooks to the public over in Berlin at the IFA 2012, but that doesn’t mean the old Portege Z830/Z835 has been forgotten. One of the best 13-inchers from last year has been refreshed and rehashed,...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - October 30, 2023

    Now this is quite the surprise! We were expecting a bunch of cool new “toys” to be unveiled at the IFA in Berlin, but the Sony Vaio Duo 11 is actually something special. It’s a tablet in ultrabook clothes (or the other way around),...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - August 14, 2018

    The ultrabook “branch” of portable computers is a relatively young one, but in the year since we saw the first ever ultrabook released, the niche has evolved and changed significantly. Not only are the new ultrabooks snappier and more elegant than the ones from...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 9, 2017

    Toshiba has been one of the busiest bees at the IFA 2012 in Berlin, strengthening the company’s line-up of ultrabooks with no less than four fresh new devices. However, each of these has a particular focus and a certain niche it’s ready to attack,...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - October 18, 2023

    After missing out on the first ultrabook wave last year (with the HP Folio 13 joining the game a bit later), HP is simply bombarding us with ultrabooks lately, making it hard for us to even keep count of all of the company’s new...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 18, 2021

    Now that the first ultrabook wave, featuring such products as the Asus Zenbook UX31, the Lenovo U300S or the Toshiba Portege Z835, is pretty much history, it’s time to concentrate on the second wave, started with the unveilings of Acer’s S5, M3 and M5,...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - January 10, 2020

    Even though it has barely started shipping, the HP Folio 13 is one of the most debated laptops right now, being already reviewed by some of today’s important technology websites. In the following lines we will try to take a look at these reviews...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 9, 2017

    Ever since the first ultrabook was officially announced, most technology enthusiasts got excited by either the Acer S3, the cheapest device of this kind, the Asus UX31, with a great screen and a very strong body, or the Toshiba Z835, which seemed to offer...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    After being slightly overcome by the strong and beautiful Apple MacBook Air in the head-to-head comparisons we did a while back, the Lenovo U300S and the Asus Zenbook UX31 go one against the other in a battle that looks extremely balanced, at least at...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    Acer and Asus are two of the most important computer manufacturers that decided to enter the fresh and exciting ultrabook market and their products, while short of being perfect (or extremely cheap, for that matter), are clearly strong and elegant enough to attract quite...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 9, 2017

    After a couple of general posts that I honestly hope you found useful and insightful rather than boring and formal, it’s time to get a bit ‘’dirty’’, to take two of today’s ultrabooks and compare them head to head in order to see which...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 9, 2017

    The Acer Aspire S3 is by far the cheapest ultrabook at the moment and, even though it cuts a few corners in terms of hardware and performance, is a solid and snappy overall piece of computer equipment. However, as much as it pains me...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 9, 2017

    While many technology enthusiasts and experts have seen ultrabooks as possible replacements for either regular laptops or netbooks, if you think things through Intel’s new ultraportable computer should be seen as the number one competitor for other computer devices. We are talking of course...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - May 17, 2021

    After reviewing each and every ultrabook released on the market, from the Acer Aspire S3 to the Asus UX31 and from the Lenovo U300S to the Toshiba Z835, and after comparing ultrabooks with pretty much every other piece of computer equipment out there, it...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - September 22, 2015

    It is difficult to find a technology market niche not dominated by Apple right now. It is as difficult to find a trend that has not been started by Apple. It is almost impossible to find a computer product, a smartphone, a tablet or...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - August 29, 2023

    The Samsung Series 9 laptop is one of the most interesting products on the computer market right now, being hailed by many for its looks, ultra portability and pretty high performance level, but being also criticized by some for its less than affordable price...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    While a few months back nobody had heard or had mentioned the term ‘’ultrabook’’ and everything was peaceful and quiet on the portable computer market, things have evolved extremely fast in a very short period of time. We have started talking about a new...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    The ultrabook buzz has started a few months back and has increased progressively throughout the last weeks. September is here and the official releases of some of the most important players on the ultrabook market are closing in extremely fast. One of the very...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    Ultrabooks are definitely the computer devices of the moment, having caught the attention of technology enthusiasts all around the world with their promises of portability, lightweight, high performance and affordability. Lenovo is one of the companies that is planning to release an ultrabook in...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - March 12, 2015

    The ultrabook craze couldn’t have been avoided by Toshiba, one of the most important players on the notebook market right now. The Japanese multinational computer manufacturer has unveiled its first super thin and ultra light 13.3-inch laptop at the IFA 2011 and the first...

  • Adrian Diaconescu - April 2, 2021

    Ultrabooks are probably THE computer devices of the moment, being commented upon, debated and expected for quite a while. These are a new set of laptops built to be super slim, extremely light, very powerful, but also not very expensive. One of the world’s...