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 Announces Eee Pad and Eee Slate Tablets

With CES 2011 upon us, we must acknowledge that 2011 could well be the “Year of the Tablet”. Everyone—Motorola, Dell, HP, HTC, Acer, you name it—is releasing a tablet...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2011

Intel’s Sandy Bridge i7-2820QM: Upheaval in the Mobile Landscape

Ever since the Sandy Bridge preview, we’ve been waiting to see what Intel’s new architecture could do for mobility. No longer would quad-core notebooks require discrete graphics solutions, and...

66 by Jarred Walton on 1/3/2011

ASUS N53JF: Midrange 15.6” 1080p, Take Four

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a 15.6” notebook walks into the AnandTech labs, sporting NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M and a 1080p display…. Yes, for the fourth...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/28/2010

CyberpowerPC's Compal NBLB2: Affordable Gaming

Periodically the Compal NBLB2 (and its predecessors) has popped up on our comments as an alternative 15.6" notebook with a 1080p screen, and people have been asking for a...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2010

HP Mini 5103: Looking at the Dual-Core Atom N550

Netbooks are all so similar in terms of performance that it’s difficult to get excited about reviewing “yet another netbook”. Aesthetics and build quality may change, but outside of...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2010

HP Envy 17: HP's MacBook Pro Killer?

You demanded them, we listened, and finally some fruit fell from HP's tree. We have an Envy 14 in house getting tested right now, and today we bring you...

85 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/16/2010

Anand's Thoughts on Google's Chrome OS

Fifteen years ago if you wanted to write an application that would run on over 90% of the world’s personal computers, you only needed to target one OS. Today...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/8/2010

HP EliteBook 8740w: IPS on the Go

The search for a notebook with a quality screen, at least in the mainstream sector, can often feel like a futile one. Outside of Jarred's recent love affair with...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/8/2010

IBM's ThinkPad T42 LCD: A Blast from the Past

As a vocal proponent of improving laptop LCD quality—and LCD quality for desktops as well—the past few years have been painful. True, laptop LCDs have never been at the...

98 by Jarred Walton on 12/7/2010

Dell Latitude E6410: Minding Intel's Business

Business centric laptops are something most people have used at some point or another, but they're not always the first devices to get reviewed. The reason is pretty simple...

51 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2010

Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305

One last journey into the land of audio yields curious results; when last we spoke with Logitech they gave us the Z515 wireless speaker set, a curio that seemed...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/1/2010

Acer's Aspire 5551G: AMD's Budget Gaming Laptop

When someone talks about budget gaming on a laptop, a lot of things might go through your head. Are they talking about ten year old games on netbooks? Maybe...

35 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2010

ASUS EeePC 1215N: Bringing NG-ION to the 1201

When we first looked at the ASUS Eee PC 1201N last year, we thought it was a unique take on the netbook idea, and possibly one of the first...

41 by Vivek Gowri on 11/25/2010

AVADirect's Clevo B5130M: GeForce GT 425M with a 15.6" 1080p Chaser

Finding a mainstream notebook with a high resolution screen can be harder than pulling teeth. Outside of the new Dell XPS 15 and the odd business-class machine, a resolution...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2010

ASUS UL80Jt: Overclocked i3 ULV

Back when ASUS released the UL80Vt last year, we gave it a glowing review, praising its balance of performance and battery life without breaking the bank. The UL80Vt had...

47 by Vivek Gowri on 11/17/2010

Holiday Buyer's Guide: Notebooks

Yes folks, it's that time again: time to open your wallets and let a ravenous technology industry take its cut so you can have the shiniest, latest gadgets on...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/15/2010

Dell XPS L501x: An Excellent Mainstream Notebook

As we discussed a couple weeks back, Dell has relaunched their XPS brand for laptops, with a focus on quality and "mainstream performance". The latter means that unlike previous...

95 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2010

Apple's 11-inch Upgraded MacBook Air: Do 1.6GHz and 4GB Make a Difference?

A couple of weeks ago we looked at Apple's new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs. We came away happy with the upgrades, however a little disappointed at the performance...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/6/2010

ASUS G73Jw: Out with the Old, In with the New

The original ASUS G73Jh was an instant classic: a great performer with a good screen, build quality and cooling at an amazing price. Six months later, ASUS is coming...

53 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2010

Asus WiCast: Wireless 1080p to your TV

Intel's been making a decent amount of noise with their Intel Wireless Display, or "WiDi" technology, something our own Vivek Gowri is a big proponent of. But WiDi has...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/1/2010

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