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 - January 26, 2023

    This article gathers my first impressions of the 2022-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, the foldable laptop that Lenovo plans to offer in stores by the end of 2022. I’ve spent about an hour with a few pre-release versions of this 2nd generation ThinkPad X1...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 16, 2024

    Last year Asus unveiled the most powerful compact laptop of its generation and the smallest member of the ROG – Republic of Gamers lineup, the ROG Flow X13. This year, the 2022 Asus ROG Flow X13 gets a hardware update to the latest AMD...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    This article is my review of the 2022 Asus ROG Zephyrus DUO 16 GX650, with impressions and results gathered while using this laptop over the last two weeks. My review unit is the top configuration available at this point, built on an AMD Ryzen...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 24, 2023

    Ultrabooks are a fairly fresh breed of portable computers. As shown in this article that explains what is an ultrabook, they are slim, light, premium made, and fast, that’s why many, including their creators at Intel, say that they are meant to become more...

  • Andrei Girbea - October 30, 2023

    The AMD Radeon 680M is the much-awaited top-tier RDNA2-based integrated GPU bundled with the majority of the 2022 AMD Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt processors. In this review article, we’re taking a deep look at this iGPU’s performance in benchmarks, as well as at its overall...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 8, 2023

    The ROG Strix Scar 15 is Asus’s top-tier performance/gaming laptop, a full-size 15-inch laptop designed for an uncompromised experience in your workloads and games. I’ve spent the last few weeks with the 2022 Scar 15 update and I’ve gathered my impressions down below, going...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 24, 2023

    For the 2022 generation, Acer have significantly revamped their popular Predator Helios 300 lineup. In all honesty, this was in dire need of updates in order to regain its competitiveness in the mid-range segment of performance/gaming notebooks, which it topped at some point in...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 5, 2024

    The XPS 13 9315 is Dell’s offer in the mid-range ultrabook space as of mid-2022. Unlike the XPS 13 Plus 9320 model launched a few months ago and reviewed here, the XPS 13 9315 carries on the design lines of the iconic XPS 13...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 23, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the 2022 Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series, in the 5i Pro variant built on an Intel 12th gen platform with Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics. And AMD-based 5 Pro model is also available, and we’ll cover it in a...

  • Andrei Girbea - May 21, 2024

    This is my detailed review of the MSI Prestige 15 series of thin-and-lightweight all-purpose laptops. The Prestige 15 is a compact daily driver with a full-size 15-inch display and a total weight of just 1.7 kilos. It can handle everyday multitasking and casual use...

  • Andrei Girbea - June 29, 2023

    Last year, the Lenovo Legion 7 lineup offered some of the better full-performance and gaming laptops of the generation, and now Lenovo have updated the 2022 Legion 7 models in a couple of important ways. Let’s start with what matters. Unlike in 2021, this...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 5, 2023

    Back in the days, Asus used to offer lineups of full-size ROG laptops built on the most powerful hardware specs available at the time, but they stopped doing it in the last few years once the ROG G703 series was no longer updated. That’s...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 29, 2023

    Asus’s ROG Flow family of gaming ultraportable laptops just received a new member as of mid-2022, with the ROG Flow X16 GV601. This is not as compact as the 13-inch Flow X13 and Flow Z13 available so far, as it is a 16-inch computer,...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 10, 2023

    We’ve reviewed a multitude of RTX 3050Ti laptops on the site, and this article gathers our findings and benchmarks of the RTX 3050Ti Laptop chip, as well as goes over how this RTX 3050Ti Laptop GPU compares to the RTX 3060 Laptop and RTX...

  • Andrei Girbea - September 6, 2023

    We reviewed the Legion Slim 7 last year and concluded it required some serious updates in order to remain a competitive alternative for the portable performance designs out there, and here enters that awaited update, the 2022 generation of the Legion Slim 7 series....

  • Andrei Girbea - April 21, 2023

    If you’re in the market for an all-purpose ultrabook this year, the Zenbook S 13 from Asus should be on your list. This is a 13-inch ultrabook built on current-gen Intel or AMD hardware, with specs going up to a Ryzen 7 6800U processor...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 26, 2023

    I was hoping to get a review sample of the 2022 Asus Zenbook Pro 16X OLED UX7602 series before the launch event, but it didn’t arrive in time. As a result, this article only gathers my initial thoughts and impressions on what I consider...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 30, 2023

    MSI offers a multitude of gaming/performance laptops, and having covered the brand new GS77 Stealth, in this article we’re also going to have a look at the uncompromised full-size 2022 options: the GE Raider and the GP Vector lineups. Both are full-size computers built...

  • Andrei Girbea - December 14, 2023

    Alongside the multitude of other launches, Asus have also updated their mainstream lineups of ZenBook 14 ultrabooks for 2022, and didn’t stick to just a hardware refresh. In fact, these 2022 ZenBook 14s are completely different than the previous generations, with a cleaner design,...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 6, 2023

    Acer are updating most of their lineups of gaming and performance Nitro and Predator laptops as of early 2022, bumping the hardware to the latest specs from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia, and addressing some of our complaints with the previous generations. In this article,...

  • Andrei Girbea - October 6, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the mainstream Asus VivoBook Pro 15-inch OLED series, Asus’s mid-range all-purpose laptop in the sub $1000 price niche, meant for everyday multitasking, school/work activities, and even some light gaming loads. It’s a nice-looking and well-built design with good...

  • Andrei Girbea - November 3, 2022

    Lenovo are introducing a new ThinkPad Z subseries as of the beginning of 2022, a flagship lineup built entirely on modern AMD hardware and exclusive AMD technologies. This is expected in stores around late-Q2, with prices starting at $1500-$2000 between the two available sizes....

  • Andrei Girbea - March 1, 2023

    This article is my detailed review of the 2022 Asus TUF Gaming F15 series, Asus’s updated lineup of Intel-based performance and gaming laptops with a competitive price tag. For the 2022 generation, Asus have entirely revamped the TUF Gaming series, aiming to address the...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 27, 2023

    This article is my detailed review of the 2022 Asus TUF Gaming A15 series, Asus’s updated lineup of AMD-based performance/gaming laptops with a competitive price tag. For the 2022 generation, Asus have entirely revamped the TUF Gaming series, looking to address the quirks of...

  • Andrei Girbea - March 23, 2023

    This article is a first look at the 2022 updates of the highly-popular Lenovo Legion 5 and 5 Pro series of gaming/performance laptops. We’ve reviewed these Legions in multiple configurations over the past years and we consider them among the best-value products in their...

  • Andrei Girbea - April 23, 2024

    Over the years, I’ve reviewed multiple variants of the popular Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 series of portable performance laptops, and I wanted to put up together a comparison of the generations available so far, so you’ll better understand the main differences between them. So,...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 5, 2024

    The Dell XPS 13 has been my go-to travel laptop for the last 6 years, so you can say I have a soft spot for this lineup. It’s not just me, though, it has topped many reviews and recommendations lists since Dell first released...

  • Andrei Girbea - October 20, 2023

    This is my detailed review of the Asus ROG Strix G15 2022 series, their everyday all-purpose/gaming laptop built on AMD Ryzen and Nvidia RTX hardware for this generation. The ROG Strix G15/G17 series is Asus’s mid-range lineup of performance and gaming laptops, pretty much...

  • Andrei Girbea - February 7, 2023

    Razer are updating their entire series of Blade 14, Blade 15, and Blade 17 notebooks for early-2022. The major changes are happening at the internal hardware level, where the specs are bumped to the latest CPU/GPU platforms from Intel, AMD, and Nvidia, as well...

  • Andrei Girbea - January 27, 2023

    This is our detailed review of the 2022 Acer Nitro 5, Acer’s budget-level series of performance/gaming laptops. In the past, Nitro’s offered excellent value in most markets, with one of the better price/features-performance ratios in their niche. In the last two years, though, Acer...