MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Review: The First of the 2nd Gen Ultrabooks

The first round of Ultrabooks were mostly underwhelming. It shouldn't be a surprise, but many of the efforts were just half hearted at best. Of the companies who shipped...

192 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2012

The AMD Trinity Review (A10-4600M): A New Hope

AMD’s microprocessor history goes way back, predating even the now venerable x86 architecture. Their first foray into x86 territory came as a subcontractor to Intel, and from there AMD...

272 by Jarred Walton on 5/15/2012

Dell Reveals Ivy Bridge for XPS and Vostro Desktops, Inspiron Laptops

In the continuing deluge of Intel 3rd Generation Core i-Series product announcements, Dell has released details on their XPS and Vostro desktops, along with their Inspiron laptops. For now...

18 by Jarred Walton on 5/2/2012

Mobile Ivy Bridge and ASUS N56VM Preview

Intel is firing a massive artillery barrage at its competition today with the release of desktop and mobile Ivy Bridge processors. Last year’s Sandy Bridge gave Intel a huge...

49 by Jarred Walton on 4/23/2012

HP Folio 13 Review: Deviating From the Norm

The initial bum rush of ultrabooks resulted in, with limited exception, a lot of designs that took most of their cues from Apple's MacBook Air. Even Dell's XPS 13...

88 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/17/2012

Toshiba Satellite P755D: Nearing the End of the Road for Llano

While the launch of Trinity isn't too far away, it's important to remember there are still plenty of Llano notebooks available today with a lot to offer on their...

34 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Sony VAIO SE: An IPS Laptop for Under a Grand

Yes, folks, we finally managed to get someone to send us a mainstream laptop with an IPS display. Not that there are many choices; besides the Sony SE reviewed...

58 by Jarred Walton on 4/3/2012

The Razer Blade Review

Razer is, first and foremost, a gaming company. From the company slogan (“By gamers, for gamers”), to partnerships with a number of the most popular game development studios, even...

95 by Vivek Gowri & Jarred Walton on 3/15/2012

Capsule Review: GeChic's On-Lap 1301 Laptop Monitor

Recently Taiwanese vendor GeChic got in touch with us about a new product set to appear on American shores, the On-Lap 1301 laptop monitor. The concept? A portable 13"...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/19/2012

Introducing the 2012 Mobile Benchmark Matrix

Testing computer hardware can be a difficult process. On the one hand there’s a desire for more information and benchmarks, and on the other hand there’s a desire for...

48 by Jarred Walton on 1/6/2012

Game Review: Minecraft (PC)

Minecraft, the world building game from independent developer Mojang, finally came out of a lengthy beta last week. It's difficult to adequately review a game that has been playable...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/21/2011

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2011) Review

The early 2011 MacBook Pro is honestly Apple's best effort to date. Only using quad-core CPUs on the 15 and 17-inch models, and offering an optional Thunderbolt Display that...

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2011

HP's Winter Refresh, With Business-Class Ultrabook

We recently went out to San Francisco to take a look at HP's winter product refresh and meet with their representatives, and there were a couple of interesting new...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/16/2011

Two Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Prototypes Stolen

In a statement on the official Razer Facebook page, Razer has announced that two of the Razer Blade prototypes were stolen from their San Francisco Research and Development lab...

11 by Amman Sood on 11/14/2011

MacBook Pro CPU, GPU, Hard Drive Specs Bumped

Apple has very quietly bumped the specs on its Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro lineup ahead of the holiday shopping season - all models see small clock speed bumps (0.1...

62 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/24/2011

Dell XPS 14z Launches in China, US Launch Coming Soon

The Dell XPS 14z, the 14-inch counterpart to the XPS 15z that we praised in our review last month, is rolling out in China this week with a US...

4 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

Lenovo Introduces IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook

In the next few months, thin-and-light laptops bearing Intel's Ultrabook moniker are going to begin showing up in the marketplace, and Lenovo revealed their first entry today: The IdeaPad...

22 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/1/2011

Dell Releases Inspiron 13z & 14z and Vostro V131

Dell has released three new laptops today: Inspiron 13z, 14z and Vostro V131. The first two are spinoffs of Dell's XPS 15z which was released in late May and...

16 by Kristian Vättö on 8/11/2011

Back To School Technology Buyer's Guide

It’s that time of year again, when thousands of wide-eyed 17- and 18-year-olds will be setting foot on college campuses for the first time. Many more students will be...

90 by Zach Throckmorton on 8/4/2011

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