Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a much more cyclical upgrade cycle, gaming laptops tend to evolve in lockstep with the major components inside them. For the gaming laptop market, this includes not only more powerful CPUs, but also more unique (for a laptop) components like discrete video cards, mechanical keyboards, and perhaps an IPS panel or high-refresh TN display. All of which come together to make a breed of laptop that is very different from the kinds of machines that define the mainstream and professional markets.
In this week's Price Guide, we'll take a look at pricing trends of one of the core components in a PC, the hard disk drive.
Haider Farhan on 2/12/2006
You can see the newly released Radeon X1900 cards featured in this week's video card price guide. We're also seeing quite a bit of action in the price side...
Haider Farhan on 2/5/2006
In this edition of our motherboard price guide, we are seeing the newly released i975X chipset based boards have begun to slowly roll into the market while we expect...
Haider Farhan on 1/28/2006
The new dual-core FX-60 processor has recently dropped into the market and possibly because of that, the Athlon 64 X2's have seen some respectable price reductions.
Haider Farhan on 1/23/2006
There are many hard drives with mail-in rebates and plenty of exceptional DVDR's at fair prices.
Haider Farhan on 1/17/2006
This week we are noticing quite a few deals from eVGA while the ultra high-end graphics cards are appearing to be a bit more reasonable.
Haider Farhan on 1/9/2006
All Santa gave you for Christmas was lots of cash, and you're looking to spend it, right? We have recommendations ranging from $1000 to $3000 in our latest...
Jarred Walton on 1/2/2006
Just as the end of 2005 comes to a close, we're here to bring you the latest update on your rig's main component, the motherboard. Read on to find...
Haider Farhan on 1/1/2006
The socket 939 Opterons are back in stock on sale for extremely tempting prices while we await a new series of processors from both AMD and Intel.
Haider Farhan on 12/24/2005
Check out this weeks price guide for your storage pricing needs as the holiday shopping season nears its end.
Haider Farhan on 12/17/2005
We have found many video cards this month to have mail-in-rebates. The 6800 Ultra cards are very close to their EOL, while the 6800 GS cards are fairing exceptionally well.
Haider Farhan on 12/9/2005
Motherboards featuring the i975X chipset are expected to launch into the market sometime this week. The new GeForce 6150 nForce 430 boards have finally dropped in price, Read on...
Haider Farhan on 12/4/2005
Our latest CPU guide includes details on AMD and Intel's solid pricing on the latest dual core processors, Opteron, Xeon and budget based Sempron and Celeron D's.
Haider Farhan on 11/26/2005
In this month's issue of our storage guide, along with many other suggestions, you will find new pricing updates and deals we think you may want to know about.
Haider Farhan on 11/19/2005
You will find a new addition to the GeForce 6800
line of cards, the 6800 GS. With the recent release of the X1800 line from
ATI, we're also picking up...
Haider Farhan on 11/13/2005
We have Socket 939 motherboards at very reasonable prices and the costs of the Socket 939 and their Socket 754 counterparts are exceptionally close. Take a look at this...
Haider Farhan on 11/5/2005
In this October 2005 edition of our CPU price guides, we look at Intel's steady but solid dual core pricing, the recent drop in AMD's X2 prices, and a...
Haider Farhan on 10/29/2005
Our latest Price Guide has details on the Seagate's 7200.9 drives. SAS drives are also starting to become more common.
Jarred Walton & Haider Farhan on 10/15/2005
The quest for the best bang-for-the-buck continues. How low can we go without sacrificing necessary features?
Jarred Walton on 10/14/2005
The card to buy this week is the X800GTO². We've got some analysis on this card, plus some details on GeForce 6600GT's allocation, X800GT/GTO, and tidbits about ATI's...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Howard Johnston on 10/1/2005