CyberpowerPC's Compal PBL21: The Shark's New Teeth

The last time we took a look at a Compal whitebook (again courtesy of CyberpowerPC), we noted to Compal that their whitebook wasn't a shark, perfect and needing no...

16 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/11/2011

MSI Announces WindPad 110W With New AMD Z-01

The tablet market is expanding every bit as rapidly as netbooks did when they first arrived, and then some. MSI has announced their entry into the market today, and...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2011

AVADirect Moves to Silent Running

Recognizing that many of us would rather have our computers seen and not heard (but still awesome), boutique builder AVADirect is throwing their hat into the ring with a...

11 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2011

AnandTech Mobile Graphics Guide, Summer 2011

If desktop graphics hardware can be more than a little confusing, deciphering performance of mobile graphics parts can be (and has historically been) an absolute nightmare. Way back in...

86 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/5/2011

Cooler Master's Storm Enforcer: The Not-So-Quiet Storm

It's a treat to get one of Cooler Master's enclosures in for review: they've been at it for a long time, and they have cases that cover virtually every...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/5/2011

Optimus Top to Bottom: NVIDIA Releases the GeForce GTX 570M and 580M

While our recent review of the Alienware M17x R3 proved you could have a gaming notebook that was still capable of halfway decent battery life, the hybrid solution found...

27 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2011

BitFenix Shinobi: The Budget Ninja

Compared to some of the vendors we've reviewed cases from thus far, BitFenix seems like a young pup. Antec and In-Win have been around for a long time, and...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/22/2011

Alienware's M17x R3: An Antidote to Clevo

We've had our hands on quite a few gaming notebooks here, but most of the time they're Clevo-based machines. These aren't necessarily bad notebooks; they're fast, typically have good...

84 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/20/2011

Annual Toshiba Refresh Brings Llano...and Some Style

The regular refreshes that come from notebook vendors aren't often the stuff of exciting news. It's generally a processor update, maybe a slight change in shell design. With Toshiba's...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/15/2011

Antec Sonata IV vs. Progress: Round Four

Reviewing the Antec Sonata IV presented an interesting opportunity for me: while the other cases we've reviewed thus far have been experiences with new hardware, the Sonata IV is...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/10/2011

Acer Moves Forward in Time

Acer's popular TimelineX line of notebooks has undergone a refresh to Sandy Bridge and brought a healthy number of upgrades to the hardware with them, including a major (and...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/9/2011

WarFactory Sentinel: Gaming on a Grand

Getting the monster gaming machines from boutiques in house for testing is often at least interesting if for no other reason than to see just how fast a computer...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/8/2011

Toshiba Thrives in the Tablet Market

We had an opportunity to meet with representatives from Toshiba this afternoon to talk about their upcoming consumer hardware, but while the majority of it is still under NDA...

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

Dell's Latitude Gets Rough and Ready

While a business-class notebook is often a good idea just for reliability’s sake, what if you need something tough enough to be used either as a murder weapon or...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

Moneual Sonamu G100: Back to the Future

One of the joys of doing case reviews is getting to see more exotic designs from smaller vendors looking to make their mark. Some of them are like ASRock...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/7/2011

Toshiba Tecra R850: Business Class on a Budget

Toshiba won't mind if we say that their previous business class notebooks looked...kind of cheap. They were bulky and unattractive, largely feeling like consumer notebooks with matte instead of...

39 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/6/2011

AVADirect's Clevo X7200 Redux: AMD 6970M CF Takes the Crown

A little over seven months ago, we took at look at a Clevo X7200 courtesy of AVADirect that featured a desktop hex-core processor and a pair of NVIDIA's then-fastest...

44 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/2/2011

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme FTW: Performance at Any Cost

It's time for another break from the Computex 2011 coverage, this time with an extreme system review. There seems to be an interesting cottage industry between custom desktop boutiques in...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/1/2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M: High-End Mobile Graphics with Optimus

Our collective wishes have been granted by the fine folks at NVIDIA: you can now buy a notebook with high-end graphics that supports Optimus and thus is capable of...

11 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/29/2011

NZXT H2: Not Quite Quiet

When we saw the NZXT H2's prototype at CES, we were impressed. The case isn't just unusually austere for NZXT, it's genuinely attractive and feature rich. More than that...

19 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/26/2011

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