When NVIDIA launched their first Maxwell GPU, the GM107, back in February, they ushered in a new level of performance efficiency for desktop PCs. Given these improvements in efficiency, Maxwell appears to be perfect for modern mainstream gaming notebooks. With MSI's GE60 in hand, we can now provide details on how the GTX 860M Maxwell variant performance when compared to other laptops, but the sum of a notebook is often much more than the raw performance. Read on for our look at GTX 860M as well as MSI's GE60 mainstream gaming notebook.

Acer Aspire One Netbooks

Acer has announced four new editions to the Aspire One netbook line. The AO521 and AO721 feature AMD Athlon Neo II processors, while the AO533 will come with an...

3 by Balraj Sandhu on 7/5/2010

Alienware M11x R2 First Look

A few weeks ago, Alienware launched a revamped version of the famed M11x, the world's smallest gaming laptop. We've been pestering them to get a review sample ever since...

57 by Jarred Walton on 7/2/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs

The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...

64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

Clevo W880CU with GTX 480M now Shipping from AVADirect

NVIDIA announced their foray into mobile DX11 parts last month with the GTX 480M. No longer content to use older desktop designs optimized for lower power draws, the 480M...

7 by Jarred Walton on 6/28/2010

Toshiba A505D-S6987: A Look at Turion II Ultra M600 Performance

Our review of the Toshiba A505D-S6987 brings us to an interesting crossroads. In recent years Toshiba has made a habit of producing fairly well-rounded and inexpensive notebooks that are...

22 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/23/2010

AMD and Intel Mobile Rematch: Gateway NV5933u vs. Acer 5542

Our previous comparison between AMD and Intel laptops is now a year old, and plenty has changed since then. With a couple of the more recent releases on hand...

39 by Jarred Walton on 6/18/2010

Lenovo Announces IdeaPad Y560d 3D Laptop

Lenovo is launching their IdeaPad Y560d today, better known as the company's first 3D laptop. The new laptop is marketed as "TriDef" due to the triad of a 3D...

22 by Balraj Sandhu on 6/17/2010

MSI GX640: $1100 for a Speedy DX11 Laptop

Finding a reasonable gaming laptop without spending a ton of money can be difficult; finding one with DX11 support and high quality components for $1100? That's just being greedy...

28 by Jarred Walton on 6/13/2010

Acer Ferrari One: An AMD Ultraportable

Acer's latest Ferrari-branded laptop looks to compete in the crowded CULV ultraportable market. Packing an X2 L310 processor and HD 3200 graphics, on paper at least the Ferrari One...

40 by Vivek Gowri on 6/8/2010

AVADirect's Clevo W860CU: Mobility 5870 vs. GTX 285M

Who makes the fastest mobile GPUs right now? That question can be a bit tricky to answer, since getting identical laptops other than the GPU is difficult at best...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/3/2010

Computex 2010: New ASUS Notebooks

Tagging along with the launch of the Eee Pad and Eee Tablet at Computex 2010, ASUS has also unveiled a range of new notebooks. Amongst the new releases are...

9 by Balraj Sandhu on 6/1/2010

ASUS U30Jc Revisited: Adding an SSD

Last week we looked at the ASUS U30Jc and found a lot to like… so much that we awarded it a Bronze Editors' Choice. The stock configuration comes with...

35 by Jarred Walton on 6/1/2010

ASUS Pursues the "Open-Apple" Dream with Eee Pad at Computex 2010

Aside from wanting to be the 3rd largest notebook manufacturer in the next 2 years, ASUS also wants to be the more open alternative to Apple. That means no...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2010

NVIDIA Announces GTX 480M: Mobile Fermi Coming Soon

Today NVIDIA announced their latest mobile GPU, the GTX 480M. Based on the GF100 (Fermi) architecture, this will be a fully featured mobile counterpart rather than the "outdated" architectures...

50 by Jarred Walton on 5/25/2010

Intel Ultra Thin: CULV Arrandale Boosts Performance and Reduces Size

Intel launched their Core i3/i5 (Arrandale) mobile processors early in 2010, with roadmaps showing low voltage and ultra low voltage parts. Earlier today, Intel released new details on their...

29 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

NVIDIA Beta 256 Drivers: Optimus Included

Last month we mentioned NVIDIA's plans for their upcoming drivers: the 256 series of drivers (don't ask us why they jumped from 197 to 256). Today, NVIDIA has released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/24/2010

ASUS U30Jc: Refining Thin and Light Performance

Over the past year or so, we've been watching the evolution of ASUS' U-series (and UL-series) of ultraportable laptops. The first generation ULxxVt models were highly promising, coupling switchable...

57 by Jarred Walton on 5/18/2010

Announcing: Gateway NV59C and NV7 Series

Gateway has announced their new NV59C and NV7 series of notebooks. These new models will enter the crowded mainstream notebook market, and therefore will have to offer something different...

21 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/13/2010

Announcing: HP 4320t Mobile Thin Client

HP has announced their latest notebook, which they claim is ideal for business users requiring mobile access to server-based, virtual PC or blade PC computing. Dubbed the 4320t Mobile...

29 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/12/2010

gfxCardStatus 1.6 enables 2010 MacBook Pro GPU Switching

If you recall from our 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro review, one of our only criticisms was the inability for users to manually change between lower-power integrated Intel HD...

15 by Brian Klug on 5/8/2010

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