Laptops

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 is easy to get complacent, or living in a technology hub can feel like a bubble. This is why several times a year I wander through the local Brick and Mortar retailer to see what is on offer to users that simply walk in off the street to buy a tablet, notebook, or a casual £99 Bluetooth speaker purchase, as what happened this week. I'm in the UK, so our sole brick and mortar option is typically PCWorld, however it emulates Best Buy in a number of ways. What I Had Noticed Before Looking through the arrays...

Gigabyte Updates Gaming Laptops With Broadwell And Details New Aorus Models

With today’s launch of the quad-core Broadwell laptop parts, there are going to be a lot of devices making the jump over to the new CPU. Pretty much the...

21 by Brett Howse on 6/3/2015

AMD Launches Carrizo: The Laptop Leap of Efficiency and Architecture Updates

Perform a small test for me. Close your eyes, and spend 15 seconds considering the state of the laptop market and what devices interest you, are available, or on...

144 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2015

Intel Launches Five 47W Laptop Broadwell SKUs

As part of Intel’s batch of announcements today, including Broadwell on the desktop and Thunderbolt 3, the 47W laptop/mini-PC processors that were also launched offers an interesting talking point...

39 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2015

Lenovo Launches Three Value Notebooks At Tech World

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...

32 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2015

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...

102 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...

353 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...

109 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...

164 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...

123 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...

113 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...

16 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

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