Asus WiCast: Wireless 1080p to your TV

Intel's been making a decent amount of noise with their Intel Wireless Display, or "WiDi" technology, something our own Vivek Gowri is a big proponent of. But WiDi has...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/1/2010

ASUS X72D/K72DR: Three Cores, No Waiting

Up to this point, our experiences with AMD's Phenom II mobile line haven't been very favorable. In the desktop world AMD's chips can compete and succeed based on price...

38 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/25/2010

Logitech Z515 Wireless Speakers: Because Your Laptop Speakers Suck

Laptop speakers are notoriously terrible. With the odd exception, very few notebooks have speaker systems that can do any kind of justice to music, movies, or even video games...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/14/2010

ASUS U35Jc: Jogging in Place

Less than six months ago, the ASUS U30Jc ultraportable walked away with a Bronze Editor's Choice award. The combination of portability, performance, and price made the U30Jc a favorite...

45 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2010

Gateway ID49: Mixing the Bag

Gateway certainly isn't the first brand you think of when you're looking for a stylish, classy, well-rounded notebook, but that's just what they aim to bring to the table...

43 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/23/2010

When You Want A Little Gaming: The AVADirect Nano Gaming Cube

Boutique gaming systems are usually big, fancy, ornate affairs. They're often totally extreme, marketed to the Mountain Dew set, with massive cases and bright lights. So what happens when...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2010

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 8500: How Far Can SLI 450's Go?

Prohibitively expensive gaming machines are nice to look at but such a nasty hit to the wallet that they can feel impractical. We thought the recently-reviewed iBuyPower Paladin XLC...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e: When Build Quality Matters Most

The pricetag of Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e has come down a couple of hundred dollars from its lofty perch when it entered the market more than six months ago, but...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/3/2010

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC: Enthusiast Class

Our readership is composed largely of people who prefer to roll their own, but recently we've had the opportunity to take a look at some interesting desktop machines from...

49 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/2/2010

Dell Studio 17: When Gaming Isn't Enough

Usually when we get to the 17"-class notebooks here, we're dealing with machines designed almost exclusively for gaming. The problem is that these machines also tend to be prohibitively...

41 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/26/2010

Dell Studio 14: Defining Solid

With the back to school season in full swing now, manufacturers are all competing for a slice of a particularly delicious pie: college students. This is a group of...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/19/2010

The Acer Aspire M3400: How Much Does $649 Buy?

Reviewing the Dell Studio XPS 7100 recently seemed like a reasonable enough move: we felt it was competitive with rolling your own machine at that price, or at least...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/5/2010

MSI Wind U230: One Last Hurrah for the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Congo

AMD's Athlon II Neo and Turion II Neo processors are starting to trickle into the marketplace, but that doesn't mean the old school Athlon Neo and Turion Neo are...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2010

Samsung's N210: Where the Matte Finish Went

Pine Trail netbooks are pretty much all the same: they give you a 10.1" 1024x600 display and pitifully slow CPU and GPU performance, but that's balanaced by good battery...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/28/2010

Fermi Goes Mobile: AVADirect's Clevo W880CU with GTX 480M

Ever wonder what a $3,000 notebook looks like? NVIDIA's first DirectX 11-capable GPU makes its way into notebooks to reclaim the fastest mobile graphics crown from AMD, starting with...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2010

Good From the Factory? The Dell Studio XPS 7100

The tricked-out Dell Studio XPS 7100 is an interesting beast. It lacks any overclocking extras and exotic cooling, but it comes priced to move. Packing AMD's latest hex-core Phenom...

68 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2010

Mobile Buyers' Guide: 14" and Larger Notebooks and DTRs

The back-to-school season is coming and refreshed product lines are already starting to appear on store shelves. Intel's dual-core Arrandale processors continue to dominate in terms of raw performance...

64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

Toshiba A505D-S6987: A Look at Turion II Ultra M600 Performance

Our review of the Toshiba A505D-S6987 brings us to an interesting crossroads. In recent years Toshiba has made a habit of producing fairly well-rounded and inexpensive notebooks that are...

22 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/23/2010

AVADirect's Clevo W860CU: Mobility 5870 vs. GTX 285M

Who makes the fastest mobile GPUs right now? That question can be a bit tricky to answer, since getting identical laptops other than the GPU is difficult at best...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/3/2010

Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979: Budget Priced but Great Gaming

In recent years, Acer has been doing an admirable job of condensing respectable hardware into affordable machines. Each successive generation, Acer has usually had one or two solid notebooks...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/2/2010

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