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 - March 1, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s gen 3 lineup. The T14s is the classic 14-inch portable ThinkPad that you’ll find in work/business environments, as has been refined in countless iterations over the last 15 years. At this point, the Thinkpad...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    This article gathers the best deals I was able to find online for the 2023 holiday season, past the Black Friday and Cyber Monday days, mostly for ultrabooks, portable laptops, and a few other types of accessories and electronics. I’m constantly updating the list,...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 1, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the LG Gram 17 series, a premium ultrabook with a full-size 17-inch display. There aren’t many such laptops out there, designed to bundle a large display in a portable and lightweight format. In fact, the Gram 17 is...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 27, 2023

    This is my review of the Acer Aspire 5 budget laptop, in a mid-tier well-balanced A515-57G configuration that bundles an Intel i7 processor with Nvidia MX550 graphics and an IPS screen. These are quite capable specs for an affordable laptop that I bought for...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 21, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Lenovo Slim 7i Carbon ultrabook. It’s the European variant of the laptop, and it is sold here, for some reason that I fail to understand, as the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon. This is a mid-tier compact...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 5, 2024

    I bought the Dell XPS 15 9520 a few weeks ago, and have been using it ever since in order to gather my thoughts and impressions on this update, and share them with you in this review. The XPS 15 hasn’t changed much over...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 21, 2023

    This article is my detailed review of the 2022 ZenBook S 13 OLED series, in the UM5302TA configuration built on an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U hardware platform. In very few words, this laptop is a highly portable 13-inch ultrabook that doesn’t compromise on anything...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 23, 2022

    This article is my detailed review of HP Pavilion Aero 13, an ultra-compact sub 1 kilo (2.2 lbs) laptop with a 13-inch 16:10 matte screen, uncompromised IO and inputs, snappy hardware, and a highly competitive price tag. Many years ago, Ultrabookreview.com started due to...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 21, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Asus ZenBook S 13 Flip OLED, a 13-inch convertible 2-in-1 laptop with an OLED display and 12th-gen Intel Core P hardware. This is the 2-in-1 alternative to the clamshell AMD-based ZenBook S 13 OLED we’ve reviewed a...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 2, 2023

    This article is our detailed review of the highest-tier configuration of the 2022 Lenovo Legion 5i Pro series, with Intel 12th-gen i7-12700H + 32GB RAM + Nvidia RTX 3070Ti specs. I’ve already reviewed the mid-tier i7 + RTX 3060 configuration of the Legion 5i...

  • Andrei Girbea - December 20, 2023

    Having reviewed the entire range of 2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus laptops in the past months, I wanted to put up together a comparison of some of the most popular models in this lineup, something to help you easily navigate between them and make a...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 23, 2024

    This is our detailed review of the 2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, in the top-tier GA402RK configuration built on an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an AMD Radeon RX 6800S graphics chip (with a MUX). I preferred not to rush this for the...

  • Andrei Girbea - August 1, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Asus ROG Flow X16 2-in-1 convertible gaming laptop. There’s no other similar device out there as of mid-2022, a convertible laptop able to marry under the same hood a fairly portable 16-inch format with modern and powerful...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 1, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 series, a new lineup of premium ultrabooks built on AMD Ryzen hardware and the long consecrated ThinkPad principles. This Z13 is not like most other ThinkPads, though, as it ditches the standard black chassis...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    Asus presented the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED some months ago, and in meantime, I’ve got to spend the last two weeks with a final model and I can share my thoughts and impressions with you. The laptop is not yet available in stores and...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 25, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the mid-2022 generation of the Lenovo Legion 7i, the top-tier performance and gaming laptop in the Lenovo Legion family. I’ve used this laptop for the last few weeks and gathered my thoughts and impressions down below. While not...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 1, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the LG Gram 16 series, a premium ultrabook with a full-size 16-inch display. I’ve already reviewed the 2022-generation of the LG Gram 17 in a previous article, and in this one, I’ll mostly focus on how the slightly...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 22, 2023

    This article shares my impressions of the Acer Swift Edge series, the (barely) lightest 16-inch laptop currently available on the market. This is a premium-tier daily-use computer aiming at the market share of devices such as the LG Gram 16 or the MSI Prestige...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 23, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i, the more compact and more portable all-purpose laptop in the Lenovo Legion family. I’ve used this laptop for the last few weeks and gathered my thoughts and impressions down below. Unlike the 2021...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 27, 2023

    This article is my full review of the Asus ZenBook 14X Space Edition, the 2022 update of the ZenBook 14X ultrabook series built on a full-power Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake hardware platform. I’ve already reviewed the 2021 ZenBook 14X in a previous article and commended...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    This article is my detailed review of the Asus ROG Flow Z13 GZ301ZE series, the most powerful 13-inch gaming notebook format currently available in stores. Last year Asus launched the ROG Flow series of compact performance and gaming computers, with the ROG Flow X13...

  • Andrei Girbea - May 21, 2024

    This is a detailed guide on performance/gaming laptops built with modern AMD Radeon GPUs. While AMD processors have been a competitive choice on a multitude of modern laptops in recent years, AMD graphics cards have failed to win quality designs in the past. That,...

  • Andrei Girbea - October 6, 2022

    In this article, we’re going over the performance differences of the AMD Radeon RX 6800S and RX 6700s graphics platforms available in the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 portable gaming laptop (and hopefully other products in the future). This analysis is based on my findings...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2022 Asus ZenBook Pro 16X OLED premium performance notebook. You probably remember the ZenBook Pros of the past, premium-tier compact designs able to compete against the heavyweights in its niche. These past years, Asus mostly focused on...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 1, 2023

    In this article, we’re going over the mid-2022 update of the Acer Swift 3 14-inch series of affordable ultrabooks, namely the Swift 3 SF314-512 model with Intel Alder Lake hardware and Evo certification. The Swift 3 lineup needs no introduction, as over the years...

  • Andrei Girbea - December 14, 2023

    If you are in the market for a compact, thin-and-light laptop with some sort of dedicated graphics, I’m pretty sure you came upon one of the Asus ZenBook 14s available out there. This article is all about the Asus ZenBook 14 lineup of all-around...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 22, 2023

    Asus have been offering the ZenBook Duo 14 lineup for a few years now, dual-screen laptops with mid-level performance capabilities and a portable form factor. This article is all about the latest iteration in the series, the 2022 Asus ZenBook Pro 14 Duo, in...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 7, 2022

    12th gen Intel Alder Lake desktop hardware was launched in 2021, and then quickly followed by the 12th-gen laptop and ultrabook mobile platform as well. The Alder Lake mobile platform was officially unveiled at CES 2022, and in the meantime, we’ve reviewed various designs...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 27, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 series, a premium full-size laptop built on AMD Ryzen hardware and designed as a multi-purpose work/play companion. This Z16 doesn’t look like the other ThinkPads of the past years, and rather merges some ThinkPad...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 5, 2023

    This article is our detailed analysis of the 2022 Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, Asus’s full-size performance/gaming 17-inch laptop of this generation. The 2022 model builds on the chassis and design lines of the previous Scar 17 from 2021, so don’t expect significant changes...