Andrei Girbea, author at Ultrabookreview.com

Andrei Girbea

Andrei Girbea is a Writer and Editor-in-Chief here at Ultrabookreview.com. I write about mobile technology, laptops and computers in general. I've been doing it for more than 15 years now. I'm a techie with a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering. I mostly write reviews and thorough guides here on the site, with some occasional columns and first-impression articles.

  • Andrei Girbea - August 27, 2015

    I’ve got my hands on an Asus Zenbook UX303LN and played with it in the last days. This one will be officially released later this year (around July-August) as probably the most powerful 13 inch Zenbook of the 2014 line, with the updated Intel...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 11, 2020

    In this post we’re going to take a detailed look at the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga. This one is Lenovo’s first attempt at merging the versatility of the Yoga form-factor, with its 360 flippable screen, and the business-grade characteristics of the iconic ThinkPad line. And...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 9, 2017

    Many of you were waiting for a new 15 inch Zenbook, the kind of laptop that could stand proud next to the Apple Macbook Pro or the Dell XPS 15, while packing fast hardware and selling for a bit less than those. The newly...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 14, 2014

    In this post we’re going to pitch the Asus Zenbook UX301LA against the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. These two are some of the best ultrabooks money can buy right now, so I’m pretty sure many of you have considered at least one of them....

  • Andrei Girbea - March 21, 2014

    In this post we’re going to compare the Asus Zenbook UX301LA and the Asus Zenbook UX302LG, in their top configurations, the ones that I’ve already reviewed here on the site. In other words, we’ll have side by side the two most powerful Asus Zenbooks...

  • Andrei Girbea - May 6, 2014

    These guys at Asus have a talent for creating products with confusing, cryptic names. Their 13 inch Zenbook lines are a good example for that and in this post I’m going to shed some light on their latest Haswell entries. From what we know...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 11, 2020

    In this article we’re going to talk about the Asus Zenbook UX301LA, or the so called Zenbook Infinity, Asus’s top of the line ultrabook available right now. It combines a sleek body made from glass and metal with a high-resolution touchscreen and a powerful...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 15, 2016

    Asus haven’t been too hasty with their Haswell ultrabooks. We’ve first seen them at Computex and later on at IFA and a couple of other shows. They are scheduled to hit the stores in the next weeks, but we’ve got them earlier for reviews....

  • Andrei Girbea - October 4, 2017

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is what we could call a classic road-warrior. It comes with a rugged body, yet fairly light and compact, the simple looks familiar to the ThinkPad Line, Intel Haswell hardware and a large swappable battery that can push the laptop...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 9, 2023

    Hey everyone, Mike here and this is the Asus Vivobook S301, a 13 inch portable laptop with a touchscreen, Intel Haswell hardware and optional dedicated graphics, that starts at around 700 dollars in the US and about 700 euros over here in Europe. But...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 18, 2022

    Hey everyone, this is just a quick update to my extended list of ultrabooks worth buying and I’ve put it together as many of you were asking for a curated list of all the Haswell ultrabooks available right now or soon to be launched....

  • Andrei Girbea - March 16, 2015

    I’ve told you a couple of things about the Samsung ATIV BOOK 9 Plus in a previous article and in this one we’re going to see how the Book 9 Plus stands when compared to some of its most known rivals: the Sony Vaio...

  • Andrei Girbea - July 3, 2014

    The ATIV Book 9 Plus is Samsung’s most impressive ultrabook to date. It carries on from last year’s Samsung Series 9 line, while offering extra features and polishing even more those small details that can make a laptop great. As a premium ultrabooks meant...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 9, 2017

    The Acer Aspire S7 is one of the most hyped ultrabooks of the moment and in this post we’re going to talk about the 2013-2014 version of this laptop, the Acer Aspire S7-392. Compared with last year’s model, the new S7 does offer a...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 11, 2020

    While 15 inch ultrabooks are still a rare commodity these days, more and more potential buyers are interested in this class of portable machines, as they offer the power and the features required by most everyday activities, while losing the bulk. The Asus Vivobook...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    After having the Sony Vaio Pro 13 last week on my test bench, this week I got to play with the Sony Vaio Duo 13. Once again, this was a pre-release unit coming directly from Sony, but it’s identical to the unit in stores...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    The Vaio Duo 11 was one of the most interesting laptops from 2012 and one of the few decent convertible ultrabooks of that time. In the meantime, Sony launched the Vaio Duo 13, a revamped version of the Duo 11 that addresses most of...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    During the last years, Sony’s Vaio Z was among the best, if not THE best, business ultraportable on the market. This year though Sony decided to bring the Z to a halt, and offer a different kind of successor. And so the Vaio Pro...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    In this article we’re having the Vaio Duo 13 and the Vaio Pro 13 side by side, in a quick comparison. I’m just going to tell you what are the main differences between these two lines, but if you’re looking for more details on...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 23, 2022

    You can see the Sony Vaio Pro 13, the ultrabook we’re going to review for you in this article, as a successor for the famous Vaio Z lines of business laptops. There are of course plenty of details setting the new and the old...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    While the Asus Transformer Book TX300 just recently hit the stores in only a handful of countries, it looks like Asus are already working on several followups for that particular unit, based on what they displayed on the showfloors at Computex and their Press...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    Among their several new lines of Haswell ultrabooks, Sony launched the Vaio Duo 13 as well. We’ve tested their previous Vaio Duo 11 a while ago and there were a couple of things I didn’t like about that particular laptop. The 13 inch version...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    Sony recently launched the Vaio Pro lines of premium ultrabooks and there are two distinct members in this family, the 13 inch Pro 13, and the smaller 11.6 inch Pro 11. And while the two share plenty of common traits, the more compact Pro...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    Haswell is here and that means we’ll see a whole bunch of new ultrabooks and ultra-portables in stores in the next few months. Asus just recently announced their new lines, and among them there are two new Zenbooks, the Asus Zenbook Infinity and the...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 22, 2015

    The Asus Zenbooks are among the most popular ultrabooks of the moment, and there are plenty of reasons why you would want to buy them. However, there are several different Zenbooks available in stores right now, and that can get a bit confusing. Thus,...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 9, 2023

    While most ultrabooks do not pack optical drives, whether CD, DVD or Blu-Ray units, there are some options out there that still offer this feature. So if you are looking for an ultrabook with an optical drive, this article is going to come in...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    Today we’re going to review the much awaited Asus Transformer Book TX300. The one I’m playing with is a press-sample, but it should be very close to what’s been on sale in the last weeks in several countries throughout Europe. On a first look,...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    After reviewing the Asus Vivobook X202E a while ago, it’s now time to put its bigger brother to some intensive tests, the Asus Vivobook S400CA. From starters, you should know that the Vivobook S400 is a fairly priced 14 inch ultrabook, with a solid...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 20, 2021

    In this post we’re taking a detailed look at the Asus VivoBook X202E as it is known in the US, or the Vivobook S200 / S200E as it’s called over here in Europe. This is Asus’s new 11.6 inch affordable mini laptop running Windows...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 2, 2021

    The Asus VivoBook U38N is an ultraportable laptop. It looks a lot like the Asus Zenbook UX32A on the outside, but it’s not an ultrabook, because it’s built on an AMD hardware platform. That’s a bit unusual in a market mostly dominated by Intel...