Derek Sullivan, author at Ultrabookreview.com

Derek Sullivan

Derek Sullivan - Review Editor. In addition to being a tech enthusiast, I have a career as a Biomedical Engineer. I enjoy taking things apart, figuring out how they work, and finding ways to make them better. My other hobbies include spending time with my family, "Do it yourself" projects such as home automation, and running.

  • Derek Sullivan - May 21, 2024

    This is my detailed review of the 2024 9th generation of the Lenovo Yoga 9i, Lenovo’s premium series of 2-in-1 thin-and-light laptops. The Lenovo Yoga 9i is back in my hands and this year they updated a little more than the just CPU.  But...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 21, 2024

    This is my detailed review of the 12th generation of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon premium line of business laptops, which is the 2024 model year available now with updated specs, updated cooling and an OLED display. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 18, 2024

    Last year, I got a good look at a the debut of the new Alienware m16 R1 model.  That laptop included some very high specs with an i9 core processor and a RTX 4080 GPU along with a new chassis design that was made...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 23, 2024

    I got my hands on the new 2024 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 a couple weeks ago.  I was very impressed with Andrei’s early preview and thought that it may be just what I was looking for this year.  And that’s a portable 14” laptop...

  • Derek Sullivan - December 20, 2023

    This is an early review of the Lenovo Legion Go handheld.  Although I’ve only had it a couple weeks, I wanted to get something up for anyone interested in it, in time for the holidays. As far as the latest handhelds go, I’ve reviewed...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    It was a pleasant surprise to get the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i last month.  Not only did I forget it existed (mostly because the name blends into the background with all the other Lenovo names out there), but I also discovered that this is...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Nano is next on my list to grab my attention.  This is Lenovo’s lightest Thinkpad available and tries to cram as much as possible into a 13” chassis and yet still keep it thin and light.  It’s by no means...

  • Derek Sullivan - January 5, 2024

    The Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 is certainly an intriguing device to me, especially with the way it looks.  Yet again, Dell has managed to push the limits with this model.  Several years ago, they were the first to introduce a near bezel-less screen. ...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    A good deal popped up on my favorite deal website and I just couldn’t pass it up.  Especially considering my wife was just mentioning that she’d eventually like an upgrade with more RAM and possibly a faster CPU.  The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro was...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 5, 2023

    So last year, I wrote a small article on my experience upgrading from the AMD Ryzen 5 5600x to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800x3d. In short, it was an excellent idea, providing a significant upgrade in framerates for pretty much every game I tested. ...

  • Derek Sullivan - January 5, 2024

    Seeing that I was satisfied with the Dell XPS 13 Plus, it makes sense to give the regular Dell XPS 13 9315 model a little attention too. While the Plus model is more geared towards entertainment/business usage, it might seem a little overkill for...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    Hey everyone!  I got my hands on a 2023 Razer Blade 16 with the RTX 4080 in it and have been using it exclusively for the past week. I put my early opinion up after a week, but have now had it long enough to...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 18, 2024

    Time to discuss the Alienware m16 behemoth of a gaming laptop. It’s been a while since I even considered the Alienware series.  It all stems from a couple of years ago when I tested both the Alienware m15 r4 & m15 r5.  Both of...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 29, 2023

    A couple of weeks back, I gave a very lengthy comment answer to the question concerning if I preferred the Razer Blade 16 over the Asus ROG Flow X16 or not. In many ways, I leaned towards the ROG Flow X16, which has been...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    Next up is my review of the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i.  Not to be confused with the Lenovo Yoga 9i, which I recently reviewed the second generation of.  But it does share some similarities that make it understandable to have a similar name. The...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 1, 2024

    With the Razer Blade 16 out of the way, now I can focus on the new Razer Blade 18 which I’ve had for over a couple of weeks now. I’ve been able to get a good impression of it too since it shares some...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 21, 2024

    So I got my hands on the 2023 generation of the  Lenovo Yoga 9i for a few weeks and if you read my previous review on the Yoga 9i 2022 model, you’d know that I was pretty impressed with that one overall. That’s still...

  • Derek Sullivan - January 11, 2024

    The Asus ROG Ally is Asus’s answer to the Steam Deck, and it is quite the device.  Although what they originally claimed in their announcement was a little overstated, it’s certainly a capable handheld and does have some major advantages over what Valve released...

  • Derek Sullivan - January 23, 2023

    I was especially interested in seeing what Dell managed to improve with the new Dell Inspiron 16, after testing and liking the AMD Inspiron model last year. Especially since they jumped on the 16:10 bandwagon and swapped out that 15” screen for a larger...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 29, 2023

    The Asus ROG Flow X16 is probably the most anticipated laptop I’ve had to deal with in a long time, and it’s finally at my doorstep.  I’ll admit, the Zephyrus S17 last year was very intriguing as well.  But because Asus took so long...

  • Derek Sullivan - September 30, 2022

    You may have seen my previous reviews on gaming handhelds, most recently being the Aya Neo but also the GPD Win and the Anbernic RG351V.  Fact is, I’ve owned quite a few of them over the past years and I can’t get enough of...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 19, 2023

    I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s in this review. I never really got into the ARM processors for Windows before.  Sure, they were usually cheaper in cost, but they always seemed to lack compatibility with typical Windows...

  • Derek Sullivan - March 24, 2023

    I’ve been busy with reviews the past few months and barely get to enjoy my new Zephyrus G14.  But this month, I got to play with the new Razer Blade 15 2022 model, so I’m pretty happy about that, mainly because the Blade 15...

  • Derek Sullivan - April 23, 2024

    I couldn’t help myself – I pulled the trigger and impulse bought an Asus Zephyrus G14 the day it became available at Best Buy.  It seriously looked like everything I wanted and the price was decent. Yes, this is the same laptop that Andrei...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 1, 2023

    I’m not going to get in the habit of reviewing desktop CPUs, but after my experience this weekend with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, I thought I’d put out a little article on my findings.  Fact is, I’m just impressed with how much of...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 21, 2024

    Next on my list is the Lenovo Yoga 9i.  It’s not a laptop I’ve ever considered buying in the past, but it’s certainly piqued my interest at some point or another.  The 2-in-1 concept is very niche, and it just was never something I...

  • Derek Sullivan - December 14, 2022

    A few months ago, I got to review the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, which is one of Lenovo’s lightest laptops available and arguably the lightest 14” notebook that’s worth buying.  Overall I liked it a lot – great portability without compromising the build quality...

  • Derek Sullivan - October 3, 2022

    Razer has officially decided to step into the productivity scene with the Razer Book 13 and it’s been a long time coming.  For the past several years, Razer has touted the Blade lineup as something you can use for work and play, but they’ve...

  • Derek Sullivan - February 28, 2022

    Last on my list for the year is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme.  Like the X1 Carbon, I was very excited to get my hands on it and see how well it performs.  Mainly because of how much I liked the X1 Carbon and...

  • Derek Sullivan - May 16, 2024

    Now that the ThinkBook 13x is out of the way, I can focus my attention on the other laptop Lenovo lent me: the 2021 Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I was very interested in this laptop mainly because of how much I liked the 7th Gen...