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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toshiba Portege Z10t is a New Take on Convertibles

Convertibles that can jump between being tablets and full-on notebooks are becoming an increasingly popular option due to both the design of Windows 8 and, to a greater extent...

22 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2013

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook Review

HP offers another premium ultrabook experience with a 1080p IPS touch-enabled display, but is it everything it could be?

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/27/2013

The Kabini Deal: Can AMD Improve the Quality of Mainstream PCs with Its Latest APU?

There are two non-negotiables in building a PC these days: the cost of Intel silicon and the cost of the Windows license. You can play with everything else but...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2013

Mythlogic Callisto 1512 (Clevo W550EU) Ultrabook Review

Major OEMs are producing ultrabooks at a breakneck pace, but vendors like Clevo are making sure boutiques can get in on the market, too. Mythlogic sent us their Callisto...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/24/2013

2013 AMD Elite Performance APU Platform (Mobile Richland)

Somehow or another, we missed covering the Richland APU launch. With AMD launching Kabini and Temash today and reiterating the features and parts in the Richland APU lineup, we...

22 by Jarred Walton on 5/23/2013

AMD’s 2013 Elite Mobility Platform, aka Temash

AMD has a bunch of APUs launching today, and while the only hardware we have on hand for testing right now consists of a Kabini laptop, we wanted to...

12 by Jarred Walton on 5/23/2013

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