When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a few others like Razer and Gigabyte offering second tier performance (e.g. not the 880M or 980M, but instead dropping one step to the 870M and 970M). The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M officially launched in the first half of October, and while we’ve provided a performance preview with the MSI GT72 as well as a detailed look at BatteryBoost, it’s now time to bring it all together with a full review. There’s little doubt that the GTX 980M is currently the fastest mobile GPU, but how does the MSI GT72 handle other tasks, and is this...

HP Launches Omen: A Thin Gaming Laptop

HP today announced the availability of their new Omen laptop, a name that hearkens to their acquisition of Voodoo PC clear back in 2006. It's been a while since...

31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

Acer Announces UHD V Nitro Black Edition Laptop

Back in late September, Acer announced a new line of laptops, the V Nitro Black Edition of their popular V series. The V series in many ways is the...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

MSI GT80 Titan: A Beastly Notebook with a Cherry MX Keyboard

Yesterday MSI announced their latest notebook addition, the GT80 Titan. I'm a bit unsure what to think of the notebook, but it's obviously unique in that it offers a...

34 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2014

Alienware's Graphics Amplifier Announced - An External Video Card Chassis Shipping Soon

The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer...

80 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2014

Investigating NVIDIA's BatteryBoost with MSI GT72

BatteryBoost initially launched with the GTX 800M series earlier this year, and our first look at the technology came with the MSI GT70 with GTX 880M. That may not...

25 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

The 2014 Razer Blade Review

In early 2014 the Razer Blade got a refresh. The significant updates over the 2013 model are the display, moving from a (rather poor) 1600x900 panel to a 3200x1800...

68 by Brett Howse on 10/10/2014

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro: Performance Preview

NVIDIA just launched their new GTX 980M/GTX 970M GPUs, and unfortunately we were unable to get a notebook in time for testing… which just changed a few hours ago...

51 by Jarred Walton on 10/8/2014

More GeForce GTX 980M/970M Notebooks

Continuing with our GTX 980M/GTX 970M coverage, I expect we'll see press releases and website updates from all of the major notebook vendors today or very soon, as all...

9 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M: Mobile to the Maxwell

Every year NVIDIA launches quite a few new products; some are better than others, but they're all interesting. This fall, the big news is Maxwell 2.0, aka GM204. Initially...

65 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

MSI Gaming Notebooks with GeForce GTX 980M and 970M

As noted in the conclusion of our GTX 980M/GTX 970M launch article, we're going to be covering some of the notebooks that are being announced today in separate Pipeline...

12 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2014

MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3K Review

MSI has several lines of gaming notebooks catering to different types of users. At the high-end is the GT series that supports the fastest mobile CPUs and GPUs while...

47 by Jarred Walton on 8/21/2014

Life with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Earlier this year I upgraded to the new Yoga 2 Pro, an Ultrabook with pretty typical specifications. The screen is one of the key differentiators with a QHD+ 3200x1800...

103 by Brett Howse on 7/30/2014

AMD Kaveri Laptops Sighted

While AMD's Kaveri APUs initially launched on the desktop at the beginning of the year, for many the APUs looked like a better fit for laptops and notebooks. In...

42 by Jarred Walton on 7/28/2014

MSI GE60 Review: Mainstream Mobile Maxwell

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...

64 by Jarred Walton on 7/17/2014

Intel Q2 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

On July 15, Intel released their Q2 2014 Earnings report for the period ending June 28, 2014. GAAP revenues for the quarter came in at $13.8B which is up almost...

33 by Brett Howse on 7/15/2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

I can't believe it's only been sixteen months since I published our review of the original Microsoft Surface Pro. It feels like longer but that's likely because Surface RT...

270 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Booth Tour

After two jam-packed press conferences this year, the ASUS booth was brimming with visitors all week every time I walked past. We were given the full tour of...

22 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

ASUS Launches the ROG GX500, a 4K UHD 15-inch Gaming Notebook

In recent months, screen resolutions have exploded on to the scene when users started wanting something more than a cheap 1080p panel. Notebooks typically have had higher pixel...

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Zenbook NX500, a 4K/UHD 15.6” Ultrabook

Last year at Computex we were excited by all the news revolving around 4K/UHD monitors coming to market. At that time I believe we were discussing 32” panels...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

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