MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed

Earlier this year, Razer handed me a Blade evaluation unit and told me to go wild. Considering the company had no previous experience with developing PC laptop hardware, I...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 10/3/2012

AVADirect Clevo P170EM: Has AMD’s HD 7970M Got Game?

A couple weeks back, we posted something of a first look at the Clevo P170EM when we did our overview of AMD’s upcoming Enduro 5.5 release. As one of...

61 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2012

Acer Announces Upcoming S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8, We Go Hands On

Last week we met with Acer to go over the fall product stack, and we’ll have a bunch of announcements over the coming two weeks all leading up to...

26 by Jarred Walton & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

Intel Details Atom Z2760: Clovertrail for Windows 8 Tablets

For much of the past year we've been hearing that Intel's Atom for Windows 8 tablets is going to be the one to beat. Ivy Bridge (and later, Haswell...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 6

Sorry for the delay this week! With Brian in Seoul, me getting back from NYC and Ian in London it was difficult to all get together for our usual...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

Lenovo IdeaCentre A7 All-in-One Review: Starting to Get The Balance Right

As we mentioned in our recent review of Dell's enterprise-class all-in-one, the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, balancing the needs of an all-in-one system and making it feel like a solid...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/26/2012

Micron Announces 30nm DDR3L-RS Products

Micron recently announced the availability of their 30nm DDR3L-RS (formerly DDR3Lm) memory, which could prove particularly beneficial for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin computing devices. Just what is DDR3L-RS memory...

10 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2012

Making Sense of the Intel Haswell Transactional Synchronization eXtensions

Intel has released additional information regarding the Transactional Synchronization technology (TSX) inside their upcoming Haswell processor; it's basically an instruction set architecture (ISA) extension to make hardware accelerated transactional...

29 by Johan De Gelas on 9/20/2012

Intel's WiDi 3.5: Much Faster, USB, Miracast Support and New Receivers

Two years ago Intel introduced its wireless display technology (Intel WiDi) that uses the host CPU to encode a stream of whatever is on your screen and send it...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Motorola Hits 2GHz with Intel Powered RAZR i

At the beginning of this year Intel finally unveiled its Atom Z2460 (Medfield) smartphone platform. The single-core, dual-thread CPU ran at up to 1.6GHz and was paired with a...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Breaking the SATA Barrier: SATA Express and SFF-8639 Connectors

Pretty much all high-end client SSDs have no issues saturating the current 6Gbps SATA interface. We've talked about a move to PCIe based SSDs but these are the connectors...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

NGFF SSDs: Putting an End to Proprietary Ultrabook SSD Form Factors

We've seen a bunch of custom SSD form factors with the arrival of Ultrabooks as well as systems like the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. The need is...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Justin Rattner Keynote Live Blog

The last day of IDF is always reserved for the Intel technology research keynote. This keynote has nothing to do with product announcements, or roadmap updates for the next...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Haswell: Up to 128MB On-Package Cache, ULV GPU Performance Estimates

Intel was surprisingly quiet about the remaining details of Haswell at IDF this year. We know the rough CPU architecture details, some info at a high level about the...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Ivy Bridge Gets 4K Display Support in October

This October Intel will be providing a driver update for Ivy Bridge that will enable 4K x 2K resolution support as well as hardware accelerated 4K video decode. You'll...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Acer Iconia W510 and W700 Hands On at IDF

Intel had Acer W510 (Clover Trail/Atom based) and a W700 (Ivy Bridge based) Windows 8 tablets in its private press demo room at IDF. Both devices are featured in...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook Hands On at IDF 2012

Intel worked very closely with Acer on its upcoming lineup of Windows 8 tablets and Ultrabooks. As a result, Acer is featured front and center in many of Intel's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel's Next Unit of Computing: 4"x4", Core i3, Systems Targeted at $399

Intel tasked its engineers with building the absolute smallest fully featured compute unit possible. The result is something Intel markets as the Next Unit of Computing. This isn't a...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

IDF 2012: Haswell GT3 Running Skyrim

Although material on Haswell has been fairly light thus far, we have gotten a few gems. During this morning's keynote Dadi Perlmutter showed off Haswell GT3 (the highest end...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

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