It's once again time to take a look at the laptop market, and as with every quarterly update, there are always some changes to discuss. First, Intel released it's quad-core mobile Kaby Lake chips at CES 2017, meaning most larger laptops have made the switch now to the latest and greatest 7th generation Core processors, and NVIDIA also released their GP107 mobile GPUs at CES, meaning we finally have a nice upgrade from the GTX 960M and GTX 965M class devices, with the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti rounding out the middle of their lineup. Only the lowest end GPUs such as the GT 940M don't yet have a Pascal update.
NVIDIA Laptop GPU Specification Comparison
GTX 1050 Ti
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