Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to allow Type-C USB ports to supply devices with much greater amounts of power than the previous standard allowed, now up to 5A at 5V, 12V, and 20V, for a maximum power delivery of 100W. However also buried in that specification was an interesting, if cryptic announcement regarding USB Alternate Modes, which would allow for different (non-USB) signals to be carried over USB Type-C connector. At the time the specification simply theorized just what protocols could be carried over Type-C as an alternate mode, but today we finally know what the first alternate mode will be...

CyberPower's X6-9300 and MSI's GT680R: Fighting for Your Mobile Gaming Dollar

Choosing a laptop can be a pretty confusing experience, because even if you have a good idea of what features and components you’d like, finding a laptop with them...

44 by Jarred Walton on 5/13/2011

Google I/O 2011: Chrome OS Highlights

We are at Google IO 2011 and the focus today is on the Chrome browser and new Chromebooks running the Chrome OS. Google's core focus has been the creation...

40 by Nirdhar Khazanie on 5/11/2011

HP EliteBook 8460p: Everything But The Screen

Ever since getting to visit with HP back in February, we've been anxious to get one of their refreshed enterprise-class notebooks in house. The aluminum styling is such a...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/10/2011

HP Keeps The Notebooks Rolling Out

Every time I feel like I'm done posting about HP's hardware refreshes, they have another press conference and another announcement. Typically a constant stream of releases and conferences is...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/9/2011

LG P430 and P530 Blade Announced: LG Slims Down

Announced today, LG joins in the race for thin with its latest P series notebooks, now dubbed the Blade series. Available in late May across Europe, South America, Asia...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/6/2011

CyberPower Xplorer X6-9100: Gamers Need Not Apply

As a matter of course we tend to spend a lot of time focusing on the gaming potential of the hardware we review. Boutique desktops get a lot of...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/4/2011

Toshiba Satellite M645: The Steady March of Progress

Toshiba has spent the last half a decade carving out an interesting niche as a notebook manufacturer, with many consumer-grade notebooks that are ostensibly budget offerings but often feature...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/29/2011

Dell's New Mobile Workstations: These Are The Laptops You're Looking For

Having had the chance to check out Toshiba's and HP's impending enterprise-class notebooks, more and more I'm convinced spending up is the way to go when it comes to...

52 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/26/2011

Lenovo X1 Leaked: Sandy Bridge Gets Thin

Lenovo is taking another swing at the MacBook Air. Having discontinued their X300 ultraportable line, Lenovo seemed content to compete at the 11" and 12" form factor, without sitting...

47 by Jason Inofuentes on 4/25/2011

Dell XPS 15 L502x: Now with Sandy Bridge

One of our favorite mainstream notebooks last year was Dell’s XPS 15—provided you purchased the upgraded 1080p LCD. It managed to hit the market before talk of Sandy Bridge...

76 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2011

MSI Sandy Bridge Notebook Winner

First I want to thank everyone who entered and MSI for suppling a GT680R Sandy Bridge notebook for the contest. And second, I'd like to congratulate AT reader gamefreakgcb...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2011

HP's New Workstations, Plus More DreamColor Offerings

When HP invited me to attend a press reception for their new mobile workstations, I was understandably confused. I'd just been out to San Francisco to see the new...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/13/2011

Toshiba's New Mobile Enterprise Line: The Portege R830 Sets the Standard

To say the Toshiba Portege R700 was well-received by the industry would apparently be an understatement; Toshiba brought a level of engineering acumen to bear on that machine heretofore...

14 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/13/2011

ASUS K53E: Testing Dual-Core Sandy Bridge

Last week, we looked at one of our final Arrandale laptops in the ASUS U41JF, a worthy follow-up to the U-series’ legacy. Today we have another ASUS laptop, this...

78 by Jarred Walton on 4/8/2011

Acer's Iconia 6120: Are Two Screens Better Than One?

Oftentimes press releases from the major manufacturers can feel like fluff: "We refreshed our notebook line again this year, new processors, etc." But every so often one of them...

19 by Dustin Sklavos & Jarred Walton on 3/29/2011

ASUS U41JF: Arrandale's Not Dead Yet

Sandy Bridge laptops are finally starting to trickle into the market, from the usual gamut of manufacturers. Chances are, if your favorite vendor isn’t selling several SNB notebooks already...

25 by Jarred Walton on 3/28/2011

Gateway's New Notebooks for the Extreme Budget: 15.6" with AMD Fusion

Gateway announced this past Moday that they're releasing to the market a trio of value-oriented desktop (well, really nettop) replacement notebooks built around AMD's Fusion platform. Brazos has been...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/25/2011

Eurocom Racer: Why the Radeon HD 6970M Rocks

When Eurocom offered to send us their latest Racer notebook, we were mildly intrigued. Then they upped the ante by giving us the chance to put AMD’s latest and...

48 by Jarred Walton on 3/17/2011

More of AMD’s Brazos E-350 with the MSI X370 and Sony VAIO YB

It may have taken some time for AMD’s Fusion to finally arrive, but now it’s here and we’re starting to see a decent number of Brazos laptops. We’ve already...

42 by Jarred Walton & Dustin Sklavos on 3/14/2011

The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge

Last year at the iPad introduction Steve Jobs announced that Apple is a mobile device company. Just last week Steve returned to introduce the iPad 2 and point out...

197 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/10/2011

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