When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a few others like Razer and Gigabyte offering second tier performance (e.g. not the 880M or 980M, but instead dropping one step to the 870M and 970M). The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M officially launched in the first half of October, and while we’ve provided a performance preview with the MSI GT72 as well as a detailed look at BatteryBoost, it’s now time to bring it all together with a full review. There’s little doubt that the GTX 980M is currently the fastest mobile GPU, but how does the MSI GT72 handle other tasks, and is this...

The Neophyte's Custom Liquid Cooling Guide: How To, Why To, What To Expect

When Swiftech offered to provide us with the materials to build a full custom loop, we couldn't resist.

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2013

Memory Scaling on Haswell CPU, IGP and dGPU: DDR3-1333 to DDR3-3000 Tested with G.Skill

‘How much does memory speed matter?’ is a question often asked when dealing with mainstream processor lines. Depending on the platform, the answers might very well be different...

89 by Ian Cutress on 9/26/2013

Apple Updates the iMac: Haswell CPUs, PCIe SSDs & 802.11ac WiFi

Earlier this morning Apple announced the next round of Haswell updates to its Mac lineup, this time focusing on the iMac. Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models see updates...

46 by Kristian Vättö & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2013

Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware's deluxe model benefits the most from the refresh.

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2013

Acer Previews Haswell Chromebook at IDF

While they’re not for everybody (yet?), Chromebooks have become one of the most popular laptops to buy online lately – more specifically, Acer’s $200 C710-2833 Chromebook is reportedly selling...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2013

Alienware 17 Gaming Notebook Review

Prior to the Haswell generation, the Alienware M17x was the gaming notebook to get. The new Alienware 17 has a fresh coat of paint and a new moniker, but...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2013

ASUS Announces Zenbook UX301 and UX302 Haswell Ultrabooks

Our final ASUS IFA announcement for today is for their new Ultrabooks, which we’ve been waiting to see for a couple months now. I thought ASUS pretty much nailed...

56 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Transformer Book T300 - Windows 8 Detachable Tablet

Earlier today (sorry – I’m writing these up as fast as my fingers will go!), ASUS announced their new Transformer Book Trio, a hybrid Android + Windows 8 tablet/laptop...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Transformer Book Trio - Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Hybrid

Going along with their other IFA announcements and taking more than a few elements from the Transformer tablets, up next from ASUS is the Transformer Book Trio. The idea...

19 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad T, X, and S series Ultrabooks

Today in the pre-IFA excitement in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo announced updates to their T, X, and S series Ultrabooks, with thinner form factors, a variety of panel options, larger...

46 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2013

Eurocom X5 (Clevo P177SM)

Over the last decade or so, Clevo has been one of the more enduring notebook original design manufacturers, particularly when it comes to gaming and workstation-centric desktop replacements. I’m...

39 by Vivek Gowri on 9/2/2013

Mythlogic Pollux 1613 / Clevo P157SM Review

Two months after the Haswell and GTX 780M launch and there’s still some question as to what sort of performance you can expect. With the Mythlogic Pollux 1613 (aka...

47 by Jarred Walton on 8/30/2013

Lenovo Announces New ThinkCentre AIOs and Desktops

Lenovo sent out word today that they’ve updated their ThinkCentre offerings, with four new models. The new models feature optional multi-touch screens, improved cable management, and new mounting options...

9 by Jarred Walton on 8/28/2013

GIGABYTE Launch H81 Series Motherboards

When it comes to our motherboard reviews, we typically attempt to focus on the high sellers with distinguishing features - this normally means chipsets aimed at the mainstream to...

24 by Ian Cutress on 8/24/2013

Acer V7-482PG-9884 Review: Everything You Need

There’s a careful balancing act that needs to be maintained when putting together any system. Cooling requirements need to be kept in check by size constraints, performance ties into...

62 by Jarred Walton on 8/24/2013

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 Desktop Review

The CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 system comes with this generation's best and brightest in a shiny new Intel Core i7-4770K and an AMD Radeon HD 7990. So why were...

18 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/22/2013

ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups. Is micro-ATX up to scratch? ASRock thinks so...

26 by Ian Cutress on 8/14/2013

Acer S7-392 Haswell Ultrabooks Now Available

Acer sent along word today that their S7 Ultrabook, now updated with Haswell internals, is available for order. At present, Acer lists two different models; as usual, the less...

42 by Jarred Walton on 8/12/2013

The 2013 MacBook Air Review (11-inch)

Apple launched their new Haswell based MacBook Air laptops last month, and we started our reviews with the MacBook Air 13. Today we have the review of it's smaller...

139 by Vivek Gowri on 8/9/2013

90 Minutes with the Clevo W740SU, Featuring Iris Pro HD 5200

A couple of weeks ago I attended a press event for the Intel Experience tour in London, hosted by Intel UK. Aside from the usual array of Ivy...

28 by Ian Cutress on 7/29/2013

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