Laptops

Coming to the end of Q3, there’s been a nice refresh of many laptops. Intel has recently launched their first Kaby Lake processors in their U and Y series, which are dual-core low wattage versions. Skylake is still the current processor for any of the quad-core and higher wattage CPUs. In addition, NVIDIA has recently released their first Pascal graphics cards for laptops, but only at the high end for gaming laptops. For a full dive into Kaby Lake, check out our coverage here, and for Pascal updates, check out this article. Low Cost Laptops Low cost has a whole new meaning now. With Microsoft changing the pricing on Windows for low cost devices, it has opened up a new PC competitor to the Chromebook. There are...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: OLED and LCD Tested

Earlier this year at CES, Lenovo took the wraps off their latest lineup of premium business class notebooks, and they revamped the X1 lineup completely. Originally the X1 was...

67 by Brett Howse & Brandon Chester yesterday

An Anecdotal Musing of Brick and Mortar AMD Notebook Offerings

For any technology journalist deeply embedded an analytical content, knowing your field is a key element to how you work. If all the focus goes into the high-end, it...

35 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2016

Rivet Networks Launches the Killer E2500 Network Controller: Website Detection, New UI

The Killer brand of network controllers is evolving. The original company, Bigfoot Networks, launched on FPGAs over a decade ago, with super large heatsinks (that are now collectors’ items)...

49 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announced

Over the past year we have seen an increasingly number of vendors, associations, and consortiums lay their support behind the USB Type-C port and take advantage of its alternate...

67 by Ryan Smith on 9/2/2016

Razer Updates The Razer Blade And Razer Blade Stealth At PAX

Today Razer is announcing some refreshes to it’s system lineup as well, with both the Razer Blade and Razer Blade Stealth getting significant updates. The Razer Blade makes the...

41 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2016

Alienware Refreshes The Alienware 15 And 17 Gaming Notebooks At PAX

Today Dell’s gaming brand is announcing updates to their larger form factor gaming notebooks. The Alienware 15 and 17 are launching with a new design featuring a thinner chassis...

26 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-Series for Notebooks Unveiled, Launching Today

Although no two GPU launches are ever exactly alike, I think this year’s launch of the FinFET generation GPUs really drives that point home. Over the last 3 months...

46 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 8/16/2016

The Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review: Mobile Xeon Workstation

It’s been almost a year now since Lenovo first announced the new P50 and P70 mobile workstations, which were 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, respectively. The part of the announcement...

29 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2016

ASUS at Computex 2016: The 10 Years of the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) Booth Tour

For anyone following our Live Blog coverage at Computex this year, ASUS had two large press events in quick succession in different parts of town. The first focused on...

43 by Ian Cutress on 6/22/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Republic of Gamers 10 Year Press Conference

The final press event of the day - the annual Computex Republic of Gamers press conference. This year is ASUS' 10 year anniversary for ROG, and as part of...

8 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

AMD Quietly Unveils Radeon M400 Series: Starting With Rebadges

As our long-time readers are keenly aware, the product cycles followed by PC OEMs and ODMs for their laptops and desktops are rarely perfectly in sync with the development...

49 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2016

The Razer Blade Stealth Review: Razer Takes On The Ultrabook

Razer has traditionally been a company focused on gaming. In fact, their tagline is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” So when Razer announced at CES that they were building an...

66 by Brett Howse on 3/29/2016

Razer Unveils The Updated Razer Blade: Chroma Keyboard, Skylake, And A Lower Price

The 2015 Razer Blade was a nice evolution in the history of Razer’s 14-inch gaming notebook lineup. This 0.70”, or 17.8 mm thick notebook is built from a solid...

34 by Brett Howse on 3/15/2016

The Dell XPS 15 9550 Review: Infinity Edge Lineup Expands

It was roughly a year ago that we had a chance to review Dell’s XPS 13, which was the first laptop from Dell to feature the Infinity Edge display...

152 by Brett Howse on 3/4/2016

Lenovo Launches New MIIX 310 Tablet, Yoga 510 And Yoga 710 Convertibles At MWC 2016

The Yoga brand has permeated much of Lenovo’s laptop lineup, and they offer some of the best convertible device experiences out there. It should really be no surprise then...

15 by Brett Howse on 2/21/2016

Microsoft Patches Surface Book And Surface Pro 4 Sleep Issue

When I reviewed the Surface Book, there were a lot of bugs with the software. Some of them have been pretty minor, and Microsoft has been updating the firmware...

40 by Brett Howse on 2/17/2016

The Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Laptop Review

The PC gaming market has been pretty strong market over the last couple of years, and recent developments have pushed the boundaries again. With launches of virtual reality headsets...

50 by Brett Howse on 2/11/2016

Who Controls the User Experience? AMD’s Carrizo Thoroughly Tested

In Q2 of 2015, AMD officially launched Carrizo, their new APU aimed at mobile devices such as laptops and portable all-in-ones that normally accommodate 15W-35W processors. Quoted in the...

173 by Ian Cutress on 2/4/2016

Skylake Iris Pro hits Intel’s Pricing Lists: Xeon E3-1575M v5 with GT4e

One of our forum members, Sweepr, posted Intel’s latest pricing list for OEMs dated the 24th of January and it contained a number of interesting parts worth documenting. ...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/26/2016

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