High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream offerings – and let's not forget the related Tablets guide, which overlaps with hybrid devices. Today, we wrap up our laptop coverage with the final catch-all category: "high-end" laptops. High-end means different things to different people, and with a price range of $1500 to $3000+ (you can spend more, but we'll try to keep things at least somewhat reasonable) there are a ton of options. The bird's eye overview is that most people spending this much money on a laptop want a top quality device that also offers excellent performance, and it should have a display...

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

Best Business Laptops – May 2013

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last “best laptop” article, mostly because I had concerns about recommending anything with AMD’s Richland and Intel’s Haswell processors right around...

39 by Jarred Walton on 5/17/2013

Best Thin and Light Laptops, April 2013

My focus on laptop recommendations today is on the rather nebulous “thin and light” category. That can mean different things to different people, but with Ultrabooks encroaching on this...

82 by Jarred Walton on 4/19/2013

Dell U3014 LCD Review

In the last year, 27” 1440p displays went from being really high end in the monitor food chain to becoming close to commodity items that you buy off EBay...

84 by Chris Heinonen on 4/15/2013

Dell XPS 13 (Q1 2013) Ultrabook Review: What a Difference 1080p Makes

Around this time last year, we had a chance to take a look at Dell's first ultrabook, the XPS 13. This was an ultrabook I was for the most...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/21/2013

Dell XPS 12 Review: A Jack of All Trades Flipscreen Ultrabook

Dell’s XPS line is for their premium consumer offerings, with some overlap between the consumer and professional users gravitating towards these systems. The XPS 12 Duo carries that “catering...

59 by Jarred Walton on 2/22/2013

Dell Precision M6700 Notebook Review: The Enterprise Split

When you think about it, the enterprise workstation market really only has three key players. You have HP, who produce some excellent mobile workstations but have been stagnating horribly...

126 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/12/2012

Holiday 2012 Ultrabook and Ultraportable Guide

We’ve provided some buyer’s guides for system builders so far, but today we’re going to ditch the DIY sector and instead look at pre-built laptop options, with a focus...

78 by Jarred Walton on 12/12/2012

Dell Latitude 6430u Brings Wilocity's 802.11ad WiGig Solution to Consumers

Wireless networking has been making rapid strides in the last decade. Starting with the 11 Mbps 802.11b in mid-1999, we now have more than 1 Gbps of wireless throughput...

13 by Ganesh T S on 11/1/2012

Dell U2713HM - Unbeatable performance out of the box

When you look at the 27” panels on the market today, they virtually all use a panel from LG. Samsung has their own PLS panels, but otherwise almost everyone...

100 by Chris Heinonen on 10/4/2012

Dell's Enterprise Windows 8 Rollout Begins

While today we already have a review up of Dell's enterprise all-in-one, the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, our meeting with them in San Francisco bore fruit with two additional pieces...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/19/2012

Dell OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One Review: Dell's All-in-One Goes Enterprise

The all-in-one market is a tough nut to crack, both for the vendors and in many ways for the press as well. Apple sidestepped the landmine entirely by simply...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/19/2012

Dell Precision T1650 Workstation Review: Ivy Bridge Xeons Bring Performance

This year has seen a revitalized Dell aggressively attacking HP on the enterprise workstation front. While HP has been content to recycle last year's models, Dell has made substantial...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/31/2012

Dell XPS 15 L521X: A Detailed First Look

Last week Dell’s new XPS 15 L512x landed on our doorstep, and we’ve been hammering on it ever since. Combining many of the best elements of the previous generation...

109 by Jarred Walton on 7/25/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

Dell Updates XPS 14 and 15 with New Chassis, New Hardware

If you couldn't tell already, it's definitely refresh season around here and Dell has been sure to keep news about their comprehensive refreshes coming through in a steady trickle...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/26/2012

Dell's Vostro 3000 Series Brings Enterprise Quality at Consumer Prices

Riding a PR wave that seems to almost inexplicably, coincidentally crest once a week, today Dell has announced the new 3000 series of their Vostro notebooks. Vostro is Dell's...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/12/2012

True to Form, Dell Updates the Inspiron Line

While refresh season is generally a little underwhelming for press and end users alike (surprise surprise, vendors are using the newest generation of processors!), there can be diamonds in...

13 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/5/2012

Dell XPS One 27 Review: The Premium All-in-One

The last time we reviewed an all-in-one from Dell, our impressions were decidedly less than favorable. Dell delivered a polished software experience, but the Inspiron One 2320 we saw...

69 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2012

Dell Reveals Ivy Bridge for XPS and Vostro Desktops, Inspiron Laptops

In the continuing deluge of Intel 3rd Generation Core i-Series product announcements, Dell has released details on their XPS and Vostro desktops, along with their Inspiron laptops. For now...

19 by Jarred Walton on 5/2/2012

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