Laptops

About two years ago, we looked at the latest creation from the minds of MSI. The GT80 Titan was their boldest move yet, and set the bar for performance, featured the world’s first fully mechanical keyboard on a gaming laptop, and packed in one of the largest displays available, with the 18.4-inch FHD panel. This was the only Broadwell quad-core laptop we tested, since the mobile quad-cores were very short lived, and were quickly replaced by Skylake. It featured two NVIDIA GTX 980M graphics cards in SLI, and sat atop our Notebook Bench with the highest performance we’d seen, at least until NVIDIA’s Pascal came along.

Dell Readies New XPS 15: 4K, Quad-Core Kaby Lake, GeForce GTX 1050

Dell has accidentally published near-final specifications of its upcoming XPS 15 notebook due to be released early next year. The Dell XPS 15 computers are designed for performance-demanding users...

102 by Anton Shilov on 12/23/2016

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2016

It’s been about a year since our last look at gaming laptops, and the one major change over last year is the launch of the 16 nm FinFET GPUs...

44 by Brett Howse on 12/19/2016

The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS Review: Mainstream GTX 1070 with G-SYNC

ASUS offers a wide assortment of gaming laptops under “Republic of Gamers”, or 'ROG', with models such as the G752 lineup, the liquid cooled models in the GX800 series...

54 by Brett Howse on 12/9/2016

The Clevo P870DM2 / Mythlogic Phobos 8716 Laptop Review: DTR With GTX 1080

Sometimes there is no substitute for performance. Most of the laptop market is focusing on thin and light designs, with companies attempting to outdo each other by shaving a...

61 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2016

Razer Re-Launches The Razer Blade Pro: GTX 1080 And 4K G-SYNC

It’s been a while since Razer has refreshed the Razer Blade Pro, which is their 17.3-inch desktop replacement laptop. The outgoing model still has a Haswell processor with GTX...

34 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2016

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...

84 by Brett Howse & Brandon Chester on 9/29/2016

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...

37 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...

28 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

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