Laptops

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 cycles of the underlying processors. With a desire to refresh their PCs on a yearly basis – whether or not new processors are available – OEMs lean on their suppliers to come up with newer parts to fill out these devices. Consequently, it has become a semi-annual ritual for the GPU vendors to rebadge parts of their lineups to meet the needs of OEMs, shuffling together old and new parts as part of a continuous cycle of upgrades and replacements. Kicking off this latest cycle, this week AMD quietly updated the laptop GPU section of their...

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

Best Laptops: Q1 2016

Back in the fall we took a look at a wide variety of laptops, covering standard productivity devices, convertibles, and gaming laptops. There hasn’t been a huge wave of...

68 by Brett Howse on 3/7/2016

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...

150 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...

49 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

CES 2016: MSI Gaming Notebooks and Mobile Workstations

MSI has branched out into primarily gaming focused systems, but they also use the same gaming chassis as workstation devices too. This year at CES, MSI also launched a...

10 by Brett Howse on 1/15/2016

CES 2016: Lenovo Booth Tour

Once again Lenovo took over the Aquaknox in the Venetian hotel to show off all of its new products for 2016. Lenovo launched a big refresh for CES, with...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: Dell Booth Tour

In 2015, Dell’s CES product launch included the redesigned XPS 13, arguably one of the best Windows laptops on the market today. With the launch of Skylake, the XPS...

15 by Brett Howse on 1/11/2016

Razer Launches The Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook And Razer Core At CES 2016

Today we have some news that is kind of unexpected. Razer, the company known for gaming peripherals and gaming laptops such as the Razer Blade, has decided to enter...

84 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2016

Samsung Announces The Ultra-Light Notebook 9 Series Laptops At CES 2016

Samsung has been somewhat of a small player in the notebook market lately, but today they are announcing two new devices which should appeal to anyone looking for a...

16 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2016

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X1 Yoga At CES With OLED Display

The ThinkPad Yoga has been around for some time, as a business focused version of the Yoga family, but Lenovo is launching the X1 Yoga today which takes the...

49 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Lineup at CES

Lenovo is taking the opportunity to use CES as the launching point for its refreshed ThinkPad lineup, and pretty much the entire product portfolio is getting some sort of...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

Dell Issues Patch For Content Adaptive Brightness Control On The XPS 13

The XPS 13 was one of the best laptops of the year, but it did have some issues, as all devices do. One that was very frustrating to deal...

43 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2015

Best Convertible Laptops: Holiday 2015

For our final segment on notebooks, we will take a look at convertibles. We’ve already covered standard notebooks, as well as gaming laptops. This final installment will focus on...

25 by Brett Howse on 11/30/2015

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2015

Welcome to part two of our best laptop guide for 2015. The first part was traditional notebooks, this installment will focus on gaming notebooks, and our final piece will...

31 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2015

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