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.

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42 by Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010

Dell Inspiron 1564: Mobile i3/i5 for the Masses

Dell's 15-inch Inspiron line has evolved over the years; gone are the bulky grey-and-white monstrosities, replaced by sleeker, more colorful designs. The latest Inspiron 1564 also sports an i3/i5...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/3/2010

NVIDIA's Next Generation ION Announced, Optimus + a 16-core Version

Next generation products are always better... just look at Star Trek! At least, that's the theory behind the new NVIDIA ION platform, and it looks like the best thing...

35 by Jarred Walton on 3/2/2010

AnandTech Giveaway: Win a Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Powered by AMD!

The deadline for sweepstakes entries has now passed, we are no longer accepting new entries. We'll be announcing the lucky winner soon! Later this month we will have our delayed...

2678 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2010

NVIDIA Optimus - Truly Seamless Switchable Graphics and ASUS UL50Vf

NVIDIA's new Optimus technology is set to change the way we interact with our laptops. The information has been under tight wraps for the past couple of months, but...

49 by Jarred Walton on 2/9/2010

Intel Core 2 CULV Roundup: Who Needs Atom?

If you could get twice the performance for only a 50% increase, would you be willing to fork over the extra money? Compared to Atom, Intel's current CULV products...

63 by Jarred Walton on 2/4/2010

AMD Announces ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 Series

Today AMD announces their latest and greatest mobile GPUs, the ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics, otherwise known as the 5000 series. The 40nm process, improved power features, and other...

33 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2010

Intel Arrandale: 32nm for Notebooks, Core i5 540M Reviewed

Paired with the launch of Clarkdale is Arrandale, a 32nm Westmere-based notebook part. We find out how the new CPU does in the mobile world.

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2010

ASUS Eee PC 1201N: Dual-Core Atom + ION FTW?

What happens when you take a dual-core desktop Atom, add in NVIDIA's ION, and you stuff it into a 12" chassis? You get the ASUS 1201N, an interesting piece...

31 by Jarred Walton on 12/24/2009

ASUS Eee PC 1005PE: Pineview Arrives

Pine Trail and Pineview are being unveiled today. We have separate coverage of the desktop parts, but how does Pineview fair in the mobile world? Find out as we...

24 by Jarred Walton on 12/21/2009

ASUS UL80Vt and G51J: Going for the Gold

We've reviewed quite a few laptops from ASUS over the years; some were good and some were merely okay. The latest mobile salvo from ASUS changes what we expect...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/15/2009

HP Mini 311: Netbooks get ION

The HP Mini 311 is one of the first netbooks to ship with NVIDIA's ION platform. The question everyone's asking is: does ION improve the netbook experience? The answer...

51 by Jarred Walton on 11/22/2009

ASUS UL80Vt First Look: Mobility Redefined

We give our initial impressions of the ASUS UL80Vt, the first in what promises to be a long line of Windows 7 laptops. The bar has just been set.

101 by Jarred Walton on 10/24/2009

Dell Studio 14z: Thin and Light Done Right

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57 by Jarred Walton on 10/20/2009

The Highest-End Notebooks, 2009

Unlike desktops, it's not currently possible to get a notebook that wins every benchmark, but we have three of the fastest currently available notebooks and we'll show you where...

57 by Jarred Walton on 10/14/2009

MSI X610: Supersizing the Netbook?

Take one part netbook, one part MacBook Air, and add in some other ingredients… but what we want to know is, will it blend?

43 by Jarred Walton on 10/6/2009

Mobile Core i7 920XM, Clarksfield: Nehalem on-the-go

Core i7 officially migrates to the mobile market with today's launch of Clarksfield. If your current notebook isn't fast enough, perhaps this shiny new processor will help.

65 by Jarred Walton on 9/23/2009

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107 by Jarred Walton on 9/21/2009

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