Andrei Girbea, author at Ultrabookreview.com

Andrei Girbea

Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief. I've a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering and I've been covering mobile technology since the 2000s. You'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site, as well as some occasional first-impression articles.

  • Andrei Girbea - July 31, 2023

    Most laptop manufacturers are releasing a full-performance gaming/work laptop with an 18-inch display as of early 2023. In this article, I’m explaining what to expect in terms of size, screen quality, and performance from these 18-inch laptops, and how they compare to the 17-inch...

  • Andrei Girbea - June 29, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 series, the most powerful mid-sized Republic of Gamers laptop available as of 2023. We’ve already reviewed the bigger 18-inch ROG Scar 18, with whom this 16-inch Scar 16 model shares most of...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 1, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 series, the most powerful ROG – Republic of Gamers laptop available as of 2023. The Scar 18 is a performance laptop with an 18-inch display, a full-size chassis, and an updated beefy...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 25, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 updates of the Lenovo Legion 7 series, now called the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Intel) and Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (AMD). Aside from appending a Pro to the naming, Lenovo’s top-lineup of performance and gaming laptops doesn’t...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 23, 2023

    This is a complete list of creator and gaming laptops available with a high-resolution and high-refresh 4K 120Hz, 4K 144Hz display, or the close alternatives with 16:10 aspect ratios (4K+ WQUXGA 3840×2400 px). Most gaming laptops these days ship with fast screens, with refresh...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 23, 2023

    In this article, we’re going over our recommendations for the Best Chromebooks available in 2023. Chromebooks are snappy, easy to use, and inexpensive computers designed for everyday use and Internet-based activities such as browsing, email, text-editing, Youtube, Netflix, light gaming, and the like. Many...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 29, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2023 Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 series. The Zephyrus G16 is a new addition to the Zephyrus lineup this year, as a Frankensteinien mix of previous Zephyrus models. In just a few words, this is a hardware update...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 23, 2023

    This article explains why a high refresh-rate screen should be a must on your gaming laptop in this day and age, and also compiles for you a complete list of all the available notebooks equipped with 144Hz or the newer 240Hz, 360Hz, and 480Hz...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 10, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the gaming performance you should expect at 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 px) on modern laptops built on the latest RTX 4000 Ada Lovelace graphics chips from Nvidia. While we’re currently in the process of testing a handful of...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 23, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2023 Asus ROG Strix G17 series, the mid-tier AMD-based Republic of Gamers laptop available as of 2023. While most of the 2023 ROG models are Intel-based this year, two Strix models are still built on the latest...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 15, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2023 Asus ROG Flow Z13 ACRNM special edition series, a co-venture collaboration with the ACRONYM design agency (with whom Asus worked in the past for the Zephyrus G14 ACRNM). We’ve talked about the standard ROG Flow Z13...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 23, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2023 MSI Raider GE78 series of performance/gaming laptops. The Raider lineup includes MSI’s top-of-the-line gaming and high-performance notebooks, alongside the behemoth of the GE77 Titan, which we’re discussing in a different article. For the 2023 generation, the...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 6, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 Lenovo Slim Pro 9i and Slim Pro 7 lineups of premium performance ultrabooks. The Slim Pro 9i, also known as the Yoga Pro 9i here in Europe, is a novelty for Lenovo and a competitor in the...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 9, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 updates in the standard Asus ZenBook 14 OLED lineup of thin-and-light portable laptops. Those include the ZenBook 14 UX3402VA (Intel 13th-gen Core P) and ZenBook 14 UM3402YA (AMD Ryzen 7000) clamshell designs, as well as the 2-in-1...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 25, 2023

    Reviews are out for the 2023 generation of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2, with the updated M2 Pro and M2 Max specs, and in this article, we’re going to have a roundup of what has changed and what most of the notorious publications...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 8, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 Razer Blade updates, the Razer Blade 16 and the Razer Blade 18. Over the last many years, Razer made some of the best premium performance thin-and-light laptops available on the market with their Blade lineups (and we’ve...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 2, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 update of the Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED series, model name K6604JI. Over the last years, Asus offered some well-balanced creator laptops in the VivoBook Pro 16X lineup, with a variety of Intel/AMD specs, beautiful high-res OLED...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 6, 2023

    The ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 is one of the most powerful work/gaming laptops available in Asus’s 2023 lineup, and one of the very few built on an AMD hardware platform, alongside the 2023 ROG Scar 17 and Strix G17 models. The 2023 generation is,...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 28, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 Dell Alienware m18 and Alienware m16 lineups of full-size gaming/performance laptops, the most powerful Alienware notebooks available for the 2023 generation. The Alienware m18 is a full-size behemoth of a laptop, larger and heavier than the previous...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 29, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 lineup of compact and lightweight performance laptops. Asus have been offering the M16 series in stores for the last two years, but the 2023 model is a significant revamp of the previous models,...

  • Andrei Girbea - May 15, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 versions of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 series, both the Legion Pro 5i Intel-based models and Legion Pro 5 AMD-based configurations. The Legion Pro 5s are Lenovo’s mid-range lineup of performance/gaming laptops, slotting in between the premium-tier...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 15, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 updates of the ROG Flow X13 and Flow Z13 13-inch performance/gaming ultraportable laptops. I’ve already documented the previous generations in our reviews, over here for the Flow X13 and here for the Flow Z13, so I’m familiar...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 26, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 update of the Asus ZenBook 14X series. Last year, the 14X was the most powerful 14-inch Asus ZenBook available in stores and my favorite mid-sized Zenbook design ever, as concluded in our detailed review available here. I...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 12, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 Asus ZenBook Pro 14 lineups of performance ultraportables, which include a brand new ZenBook Pro 14 clamshell design, as well as a hardware refresh of the dual-display ZenBook Pro Duo 14 series. I’m excited about the ZenBook...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 8, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the single AMD Advantage laptop in the 2023 Asus lineup, the Asus TUF Gaming A16 series. AMD Advantage laptops are entirely built on AMD CPU and GPU platforms, and this generation bundles AMD Ryzen 7000 Zen4 processors and a...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 26, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing Asus’s premium lineups of creative laptops for 2023, the Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 16 3D OLED (H7604) and the Asus ZenBook Pro 16X 3D OLED (UX7602). Among other things, these are both available with an optional 3D OLED glass-free...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 30, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 updates of the MSI Raider GE78 and MSI Raider GE68 lineups of top-tier performance/gaming ultraportable laptops, as well as the mid-tier MSI Vector GP78 and Vector GP68 models. Both are full-size performance laptops, now available with 16:10...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 28, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the updates in the Alienware X series of premium performance laptops, the compact Alienware x14 R2 update, and the new Alienware x16 R1 16-inch model. The 2023 Alienware x14 is mostly a revamp of the gen1 model from last...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 30, 2023

    In this article, we’re discussing the 2023 Acer Predator Helios 16 and Predator Helios 18 lineups of full-size gaming/performance laptops, the most powerful Acer laptops available so far for the 2023 generation. We’ve reviewed the Predator Helios notebooks over the years and watched them...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 29, 2023

    In this article we’re discussing the 2023 Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 GU603 lineup of portable performance laptops. The naming of this series is so confusing. The first time I saw this, I was thinking a G16 is finally that much-awaited follow-up of the Zephyrus...