Intel

With the release of the first Ice Lake-U laptops, Intel has announced that there will be a badge/visual identifier for laptops that comply with Intel's Project Athena standard. The ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ label will be used for online listings, product pages, on in-store display systems, on packaging, and for demonstrations. Do note, however, that there won't be any ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ badges on actual notebooks. Apparently, neither Intel nor PC makers want to put badges on the chassis of premium computers (this itself typically being treated as a premium feature). Stylized like a medal, Intel’s ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ label indicates that a particular notebook meets Intel’s key experience indicators (KEI) for Athena laptops, which stipulate requirements for performance, features, and battery life...

Intel Insider: Sandy Bridge Gets 1080p High Bitrate Streaming

In an attempt to ultimately raise its stock price, Intel is trying to shock and surprise investors by keeping details scarce on unannounced products. We saw the first example...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/10/2011

Lucid Enables Quick Sync with Discrete Graphics on Sandy Bridge

If you read our Sandy Bridge Review you’ll know that we were very excited about Intel’s Quick Sync hardware transcode engine. It easily offers at least twice the performance...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2011

Ask Your 2nd Gen Intel Core Processor Questions Here, Update: Now with Answers!

ASUS and Intel are putting together a webcast that they've invited me to attend. The topic of discussion? Sandy Bridge. The webcast will air after Intel's official announcement of...

223 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

CyberPowerPC's Gamer Xtreme 4000: Now with Sandy Bridge

Intel's Sandy Bridge processor architecture is upon us, and with it a freshly minted gaming PC courtesy of CyberPowerPC: the Gamer Xtreme 4000. If you read Anand's preview of...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/4/2011

The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested

Intel never quite reached 4GHz with the Pentium 4. Despite being on a dedicated quest for gigahertz the company stopped short and the best we ever got was 3.8GHz...

285 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/3/2011

Intel’s Sandy Bridge i7-2820QM: Upheaval in the Mobile Landscape

Ever since the Sandy Bridge preview, we’ve been waiting to see what Intel’s new architecture could do for mobility. No longer would quad-core notebooks require discrete graphics solutions, and...

66 by Jarred Walton on 1/3/2011

Intel's SSD 310: G2 Performance in an mSATA Form Factor

Although not quite the Intel SSD announcement we were expecting in Q4, today Intel unveiled its first mSATA SSD: the Intel SSD 310. Based on the 34nm Intel X25-M G2...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/29/2010

DigitalStorm BlackOps: Almost Too Fast

While most of the desktops we've received so far have been fairly affordable (read: south of two large), we haven't really had a chance to take a run at...

77 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/29/2010

ASUS N53JF: Midrange 15.6” 1080p, Take Four

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a 15.6” notebook walks into the AnandTech labs, sporting NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M and a 1080p display…. Yes, for the fourth...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/28/2010

CyberpowerPC's Compal NBLB2: Affordable Gaming

Periodically the Compal NBLB2 (and its predecessors) has popped up on our comments as an alternative 15.6" notebook with a 1080p screen, and people have been asking for a...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2010

HP Mini 5103: Looking at the Dual-Core Atom N550

Netbooks are all so similar in terms of performance that it’s difficult to get excited about reviewing “yet another netbook”. Aesthetics and build quality may change, but outside of...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2010

HP Envy 17: HP's MacBook Pro Killer?

You demanded them, we listened, and finally some fruit fell from HP's tree. We have an Envy 14 in house getting tested right now, and today we bring you...

85 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/16/2010

HP EliteBook 8740w: IPS on the Go

The search for a notebook with a quality screen, at least in the mainstream sector, can often feel like a futile one. Outside of Jarred's recent love affair with...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/8/2010

Dell Latitude E6410: Minding Intel's Business

Business centric laptops are something most people have used at some point or another, but they're not always the first devices to get reviewed. The reason is pretty simple...

51 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2010

Micron's ClearNAND: 25nm + ECC, Combats Increasing Error Rates

NAND endurance is on its way down with each subsequent process generation. At the same time unrecoverable bit error rates are on their way up. Companies like SandForce have...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/2/2010

ASUS EeePC 1215N: Bringing NG-ION to the 1201

When we first looked at the ASUS Eee PC 1201N last year, we thought it was a unique take on the netbook idea, and possibly one of the first...

41 by Vivek Gowri on 11/25/2010

AVADirect's Clevo B5130M: GeForce GT 425M with a 15.6" 1080p Chaser

Finding a mainstream notebook with a high resolution screen can be harder than pulling teeth. Outside of the new Dell XPS 15 and the odd business-class machine, a resolution...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/23/2010

ASUS UL80Jt: Overclocked i3 ULV

Back when ASUS released the UL80Vt last year, we gave it a glowing review, praising its balance of performance and battery life without breaking the bank. The UL80Vt had...

47 by Vivek Gowri on 11/17/2010

Dell XPS L501x: An Excellent Mainstream Notebook

As we discussed a couple weeks back, Dell has relaunched their XPS brand for laptops, with a focus on quality and "mainstream performance". The latter means that unlike previous...

95 by Jarred Walton on 11/10/2010

ASUS G73Jw: Out with the Old, In with the New

The original ASUS G73Jh was an instant classic: a great performer with a good screen, build quality and cooling at an amazing price. Six months later, ASUS is coming...

53 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2010

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