Mainstream Laptop Recommendations So far we've covered the budget laptop sector as well as Chromebooks in our Holiday 2014 Guides, but if you want a good quality laptop that can handle just about any task you might throw at it, you need to plan on spending more money. With a price target of $1000 (and I'm going to be more flexible this time, so really we're talking about $750~$1250), there are tons of options, and while there's still a need to compromise it's no longer the sort of compromise that might make a laptop undesirable in most areas. Let me start by reiterating that there are plenty of users and applications that simply don't need tons of compute power. A moderate laptop with sufficient memory and...

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Review: GK106 Fills Out The Kepler Family

It's been nearly 6 months since the launch of the first Kepler GPUs, and due to 28nm production difficulties NVIDIA has spent the last 6 months with a sizable...

147 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2012

Midrange System Buyer's Guide

Intel has dominated the midrange and high-end segments of the desktop processor market since the release of its Sandy Bridge architecture in early 2011. A few months ago we...

95 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/11/2012

Sony Xperia Tablet S: A Tablet and Universal Remote Rolled Into One

The Android tablet market is getting decidedly crowded, with dozens of different offerings from big and small companies alike, in sizes from 5” to 13.3”. How do you make...

15 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2012

NVIDIA Quietly Releases OEM GeForce GTX 660

As is typically the case for NVIDIA when it comes to OEM products, they have once again quietly released their newest OEM video card. Their latest OEM addition is...

36 by Ryan Smith on 8/22/2012

The GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA, Zotac, and Gigabyte

NVIDIA has a bit of a problem right now: their products are a bit too popular. Between the GK104-heavy desktop GeForce lineup, the GK104 based Tesla K10, and the...

313 by Ryan Smith on 8/16/2012

Samsung Series 7 NP700Z7C Review

We recently posted our first look at Dell’s new XPS 15, a Windows-focused laptop that took more than a few design elements of the standard MacBook Pro 15. While...

49 by Jarred Walton on 8/16/2012

NVIDIA Q2 FY13 Earnings Report: $1.04B Revenue, Tegra Sales Recover

I don't normally comment on earning's calls, but this is something I've been talking a lot about in meetings offline so I decided to write up a short post...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2012

NVIDIA Announces Kepler-Based Quadro K5000 & Second-Generation Maximus

Since the initial launch of NVIDIA’s unusual chip stack for Kepler in late March, there has been quite a bit of speculation on how NVIDIA would flesh out their...

30 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2012

NVIDIA Announces Compatibility with WiFi Display Miracast Specification

Back at the end of May, the WiFi Alliance announced a new WiFi Display certification program called Miracast. Making a standardization process for WiFi Display products to guarantee interoperability...

14 by Brian Klug on 7/26/2012

Dell XPS 15 L521X: A Detailed First Look

Last week Dell’s new XPS 15 L512x landed on our doorstep, and we’ve been hammering on it ever since. Combining many of the best elements of the previous generation...

109 by Jarred Walton on 7/25/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified Review: Pushing GTX 680 To Its Peak

Thanks to a flood of new arrivals, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at a range of GTX 670 and GTX 680 cards from...

75 by Ryan Smith on 7/20/2012

NVIDIA Forums & Dev Zone Breached; Up To 400K Password Hashes Taken

In what’s already been a bad week for website security breaches, NVIDIA has announced that they have become the latest victim of hackers looking to steal user credentials. After...

8 by Ryan Smith on 7/14/2012

Acer Aspire V3-571G-9435: The Value Proposition

We’ve had plenty of Acer laptops come in for review over the years (along with visits from their close relatives, Gateway). Rarely do we find such laptops reaching for...

88 by Jarred Walton on 7/4/2012

NVIDIA Posts GeForce 304.79 Beta Drivers, Unifies Windows 8 & Win7/Vista Drivers

NVIDIA has posted a new beta driver from their 304 family of drivers, version number 304.79. The biggest change with 304.79 is that NVIDIA has officially unified their Windows 8...

9 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2012

NVIDIA's Windows 8 WHQL Display Driver Now Available

With the launch of the Windows 8 Release Preview at the very start of this month, NVIDIA initially promised that they would have Windows 8 WHQL’d display drivers available...

8 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2012

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T) Review

Since the release of the first Eee Pad Transformer (can you believe it's only been about a year?), ASUS has released several members of the Eee Pad and Transformer...

112 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2012

Zotac GeForce GT 640 DDR3 Review: Glacial Gaming & Heavenly HTPC

Two weeks ago NVIDIA formally launched the retail GeForce GT 640, catching up to their OEM and laptop offerings with their first GK107 based video card for the retail...

60 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 6/20/2012

Acer’s Timeline Ultra M5: Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks with Kepler GPUs

In an interesting twist, back in March when NVIDIA was unveiling their new Kepler GPUs, Acer started shipping their Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook before the Kepler NDA expired. While...

20 by Jarred Walton on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Surface - We Go Hands On [UPDATE: Detailed Impressions]

Post-announcement, Microsoft took us to a backroom in Milk Studios to give us hands on experience with the Surface. They weren't lying, even the preproduction units feel awesome in...

161 by Vivek Gowri on 6/18/2012

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