High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream offerings – and let's not forget the related Tablets guide, which overlaps with hybrid devices. Today, we wrap up our laptop coverage with the final catch-all category: "high-end" laptops. High-end means different things to different people, and with a price range of $1500 to $3000+ (you can spend more, but we'll try to keep things at least somewhat reasonable) there are a ton of options. The bird's eye overview is that most people spending this much money on a laptop want a top quality device that also offers excellent performance, and it should have a display...

AMD's A10-5750M Review, Part 2: The MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook

In the first part of our review of the AMD A10-5750M, we revealed the chip had a predisposition for better CPU performance. Does that carry over and help MSI's...

69 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/29/2013

AMD's A10-5750M Review, Part 1: The APU and Radeon HD 8650G Performance

While AMD's Richland update has been of modest benefit on the desktop, improved power consumption and turbo features tend to go over much better in mobile. Is the AMD...

82 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2013

The 2013 MacBook Air Review (13-inch)

Apple launched its Haswell ULT based MacBook Air into the wild earlier this month. With lofty battery life claims, an increased focus on lower power, 802.11ac and a PCIe...

232 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2013

Performance Retrospective: AMD’s Radeon HD 7970M

We recently posted our first review of a notebook equipped with NVIDIA’s latest mobile tour de force, the GeForce GTX 780M. With a theoretical computational performance increase of 30%...

59 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2013

Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Plus: 3200 x 1800 Display in an Ultrabook

Earlier tonight Samsung introduced a convertible featuring a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 display that runs both Windows 8 and Android. If the convertible form factor is a little too...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/20/2013

AMD Takes Samsung, Kabini in the ATIV Book 9 Lite & ATIV One 5 Style - Hands On

Samsung was curiously quiet on talking about specs with a couple of its newly announced PCs, and now we know why. Both the ATIV Book 9 Lite (affordable ultraportable...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/20/2013

MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Notebook Review: Haswell and the GTX 780M

Coinciding with Intel's launch of Haswell, NVIDIA updated their mobile GPUs with a bomb of a part: a fully enabled GK104. Today we have MSI's flagship gaming notebook, the...

115 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/18/2013

Computex 2013: ASUS Takes on Lenovo with Pro Line of Business Notebooks

ASUS has Lenovo square in its sights with its ASUS Pro brand of business notebooks. Based on Ivy Bridge silicon (longer upgrade cycles in business, Haswell will come later)...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2013

The Haswell Ultrabook Review: Core i7-4500U Tested

With Haswell we got a staggered launch, with only some parts ready to go immediately. Interestingly enough, it’s the high-end Haswell desktop parts that are most ready at this...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: Hands On with the Most Beautiful Notebook at Computex

I think I just saw the most beautiful notebook at Computex this year. Although it went unannounced in ASUS' Computex 2013 press conference, the Zenbook Infinity garnered a lot...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

Sony Introduces VAIO Pro 11/13 Ultrabooks and VAIO Duo 13 Hybrid

We’re now on the third iteration of Intel’s Ultrabook strategy, and with Haswell’s launch now behind us we’ll be seeing a lot of new laptops and Ultrabooks with the...

16 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2013

Introducing the Dual-Core Haswell SKUs

Introducing the Dual-Core Haswell SKUs On Saturday Intel lifted the embargo on information related to their quad-core Haswell processors, and we’ve been busy posting all sorts of details over the...

50 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2013

Acer Announces 8" Iconia W3 Tablet, S3 and S7 Haswell Ultrabooks

Computex is always a big stage for mobile device launches, and Taiwanese manufacturers always seem to bring a little bit extra to their home technology expo. Acer’s press event...

17 by Vivek Gowri on 6/3/2013

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio: Atom + Haswell, Android + Windows 8

Now on to notebooks, ASUS just announced the Transformer Book Trio - what it is calling the world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet and desktop PC. In a move that's...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

ASUS Zenbook Infinity: 28W Haswell with Iris 5100 Graphics, 2560 x 1440 Panel?

I just got seated for ASUS' annual Computex press conference, but just outside of the conference area ASUS already had its to-be-announced products on display. The most exciting? The...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2013

Exploring the Floating Point Performance of Modern ARM Processors

As a programmer who wants to write decent performing code, I am very interested in understanding the architectures of CPUs and GPUs. However, unlike desktop and server CPUs, mobile...

39 by Rahul Garg on 6/2/2013

Hit the Road, Jack: Intel’s Mobile Quad-Core Haswell SKUs

For those who are just looking for information on the various processor models with their associated features, we wanted to put together a short list of all the parts...

34 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2013

The Chromebook Pixel Review

It arrived in a white nondescript cardboard box, with just a flash of color, and one word on the lid: Google. Inside was a Chromebook. Chromebooks are dull. Chrome...

75 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/31/2013

Razer Announces Haswell-based Blade, Blade Pro Gaming Notebooks

We’ve spent a fair amount of time with the first two generations of Razer Blade, and honestly really enjoyed most of it. The original Blade released as a highly...

44 by Vivek Gowri on 5/30/2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M Series Launched

At the beginning of April, Jarred walked us through the refresh of the bottom two-thirds of NVIDIA's 700M series of GeForce GPUs, all under the GeForce GT heading. We...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/30/2013

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