Laptops

Today Lenovo is holding their Tech World conference in Beijing, and as part of the festivities they are announcing three laptops for those on a tight budget. The Lenovo ideapad 100 is a 14 or 15-inch laptop which starts at just $249, and the Lenovo Z41 and Z51 are 14 and 15-inch models starting at $499. We don’t have the full list of available models of these devices yet, but let’s start with the ideapad 100 first. At just $249, it certainly is going to be easy on the wallet. It is available in a 14-inch model which is 20.2 mm thick, and a 15-inch model which is 22.6 mm thick. It is powered by the Intel Pentium N3540, which is a BayTrail-M class part...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2015)

The X1 Carbon has been Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad since it was launched, and it brings the world of the ThinkPad business class notebook down into a much thinner and...

94 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2015

The Dell Chromebook 11 Touch Review

Today I'm looking at a Chromebook from Dell. It's the Dell Chromebook 11 Touch. More accurately, it may be called the New Dell Chromebook 11 Touch or the Dell...

46 by Brandon Chester on 5/7/2015

The Gigabyte P35X v3 Review: Slim GTX980M Gaming Laptop

Gigabyte has refreshed its P35 series to include the latest NVIDIA GPUs, and the P35X is the top model in their 15.6 inch lineup. Gigabyte has the lightest GTX980M...

55 by Brett Howse on 4/23/2015

The 2015 MacBook Review

I’m still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea...

340 by Ryan Smith on 4/14/2015

Analyzing Intel Core M Performance: How 5Y10 can beat 5Y71 & the OEMs' Dilemma

A processor architect can battle between two major opposing principles. The one most of us seem to enjoy is performance, which when taken to the extreme exhibits an all-or-nothing...

105 by Brett Howse & Ian Cutress on 4/8/2015

Google Announces $149 Chromebooks and the Chromebit Chrome OS Stick

Today Google announced a number of new Chrome OS products that will be available in the future from their OEM partners. The main focus of all these devices appears...

25 by Brandon Chester on 3/31/2015

CTL Launches New Chromebook For Education

The education sector is one area where Google’s Chromebook has proved very popular. Relatively inexpensive devices, which are easier to manage, and include just a lightweight operating system, have...

6 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2015

Microsoft Announces Surface 3: 10.8-inch 2-in-1 with Atom x7 on 14nm from $499

The next element of Microsoft’s Surface line is here, and the anticipated Surface 3 throws up a couple of (nice) surprises. Starting at $499, the Surface 3 will complement...

121 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2015

The ASUS Zenbook UX305 Review

It was way back in 2011 that ASUS launched the Zenbook series. The original UX21E and UX31E were the first of the thin and light Ultrabooks from ASUS to...

158 by Brett Howse on 3/25/2015

Clevo P750ZM: GTX 980M Overclocking Investigated

We posted our full review of the Eurocom P5 Pro (Clevo P750ZM) last week and mentioned that we were investigating overclocking potential. Armed with an updated VBIOS and running...

34 by Jarred Walton on 3/20/2015

The Chromebook Pixel (2015) Review

Google's Chrome OS has always been similar to Microsoft Windows in how one company provides the operating system for many different manufacturers to use on their own devices. But...

114 by Brandon Chester on 3/16/2015

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces New Gaming Laptops

Today ASUS is taking the wraps off of one new laptop and two refreshed models which fall under the Republic of Gamers stable. ASUS is adding a new 15.6...

56 by Brett Howse on 3/13/2015

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review: Refreshed With Faster Core M

It would be fair to say that Lenovo was a pioneer in the convertible Ultrabook lineup with the original Yoga. Last year, they updated the Yoga lineup with the...

112 by Brett Howse on 3/13/2015

Razer Blade Pro Updated with GTX 960M and More Storage

I have to admit that the Razer Blade Pro has been a bit of an anomaly in my book, as it’s both larger and generally slower (for games) than...

15 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2015

Acer Updates V Nitro Black Series with GeForce 960M

Like many OEMs Acer is updating their mainstream gaming notebooks with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 960M mobile GPU. The V Nitro Black series is currently Acer’s highest performance gaming...

18 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2015

NVIDIA Launches GTX 960M/950M and GeForce 940M/930M/920M

Today NVIDIA officially launched their latest mobile GPUs, the GTX 960M and 950M; on a quieter note, the 940M, 930M, and 920M also showed up. NVIDIA launched the high-end...

31 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2015

Apple MacBook (2015) Hands-On

When Apple first introduced the MacBook Air back in 2008, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to expect in the long-run from the little, low-powered Mac. Though the...

214 by Ryan Smith on 3/12/2015

Google Launches The New Chromebook Pixel (2015)

Two years ago Google released the original Chromebook Pixel to the world. To this day it has remained the most premium and expensive Chromebook ever made, with specifications that...

67 by Brandon Chester on 3/11/2015

Eurocom P5 Pro / Clevo P750ZM Review: True DTR

Some people look at notebooks as a way to cut the cord and go mobile for long periods of time, but others view the portability as a mere convenience...

74 by Jarred Walton on 3/10/2015

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