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It’s been about a year since our last look at gaming laptops, and the one major change over last year is the launch of the 16 nm FinFET GPUs, specifically NVIDIA’s launch of their Pascal GPUs for laptops, with the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 which launched in August. Over the last several months, all of the major gaming laptop manufacturers have updated their product lines to include these newer, much faster GPUs. The unfortunate part is that the smaller, slower laptop GPUs have not been refreshed yet, so anything under a GTX 1060 is going to have the older Maxwell parts. With the dropping of the “M” from the rear of the NVIDIA laptop GPU naming, they’ve also shifted the lineup...

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level Guide - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our ninth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for entry level systems this time around. There have been...

22 by Evan Lieb on 4/17/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Overclocking System - April 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our eighth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for overclocking systems this time around. There have been some...

30 by Evan Lieb on 4/8/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: High End System - March 2004

This week, we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our seventh Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for High End systems. Not much has changed for high...

43 by Evan Lieb on 4/2/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System - March 2004

This week we continue with our weekly Buyer's Guides. Today is our sixth Buyer's Guide in as many weeks, for Mid-Range systems this time around. So, let's take a...

22 by Evan Lieb on 3/24/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Entry Level System - March 2004

Today, we do the first refresh of our Buyer's Guides to see how much has changed in the last 28 days. Read on to find out our thoughts on...

33 by Evan Lieb on 3/17/2004

Price Guides March 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Looking to buy a new motherboard or processor? Find out what we recommend and when we recommend you should buy it...

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/15/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Overclocking System - March 2004

Today, we release the Overclocker's version of our Weekly Buyer's Guides with a slightly new format. Read on to find out our overclocking components picks for this week...

33 by Evan Lieb on 3/10/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Cutting Edge System - March 2004

Today we release the Cutting Edge version of our Weekly Buyer's Guides. Read on to find out our cutting edge components picks for this week...

41 by Evan Lieb on 3/3/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Mid-Range System

This week, we are publishing our Buyer's Guides on mid-range systems. Read on to find out more...

22 by Evan Lieb on 2/26/2004

Price Guides February 2004: Magnetic and Optical Storage

This week we take a refresh on some storage news as well as our weekly recommendations for IDE, SATA and DVDR storage devices.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/25/2004

Weekly Buyer's Guide: Budget System

This week we are relaunching our Buyer's Guides due to popular demand. Read on to find out more...

50 by Evan Lieb on 2/17/2004

Price Guides February 2004: Memory and Soon-To-Be-Obsolete AGP Video Cards

We cleaned up our memory section just in time for this week's guide. We have some interesting news relating to memory supplies, as well as a comprehensive analysis...

20 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/10/2004

Price Guides February 2004: CPU and Motherboards

Hot on the heels of the Prescott NDA, we have a full analysis of last weeks price drops, as well as weekly recommendations and upcoming chipset analysis.

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/3/2004

Price Guides December 2003: The Year in Component Prices

As the year draws to a close, we took this opportunity to reflect on CPU, Video Card, Memory and Motherboard trends from the last 12 months. Without further ado, let us...

5 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/25/2003

Price Guides December 2003: Holiday CPU & Motherboard Guide

This week was a flurry of news; we will touch on Intel's Prescott announcements, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition's REAL pricing, ATI's AMD core logic announcement, and SiS's return to...

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/7/2003

Price Guides November 2003: Video Cards and Memory

Over the last couple weeks we saw the retail debut of GeForceFX 5700 and 5950. Today we take a full analysis of how the new IBM manufacturered GPUs...

7 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/23/2003

Price Guides November 2003: CPU and Motherboards

Intel and AMD's "official" price cuts came 2 weeks after we started seeing changes, but prices are still on the move. NVIDIA, VIA, SiS, AMD, ALI and Intel...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/2/2003

Price Guides October 2003: Video Cards

Need some hot video card deals? With all the video card madness happening lately, we thought we would take a weekly update with just NVIDIA and ATI video cards...

28 by Kristopher Kubicki and Howard Johnson on 10/18/2003

Price Guides October 2003: CPU and Memory

Unfortunately, the Athlon 64 launch negatively effected the pricing on Athlon XP chips. This week we take a look at AMD and Intel CPUs, plus DDR memory.

19 by Kristopher Kubicki & Larry Barber on 10/13/2003

Price Guides September 2003 IDF Edition: CPU, Motherboards and Video Cards

How have DX9 announcements affected video cards? Will Intel’s Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and Athlon 64 alter upcoming CPU prices? XT/SE, K8T800, nForce3, XGI and more new...

17 by Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 9/18/2003

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