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.

Lenovo Reveals Yoga C930 Convertible: 13.9-Inch LCD with Dolby Vision, 8th Gen Core i7

Lenovo has introduced its new Yoga C930 convertible notebook. Just like last year’s Yoga 920 PC, the new generation Yoga laptop is based on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i-series...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

ASUS Details ZenBook Pro UX480 with ScreenPad, Whiskey Lake, & dGPU

ASUS at IFA formally introduced its 14-inch ZenBook Pro UX480 laptop featuring the company’s ScreenPad, a touchpad with a built-in display. The notebook was demonstrated back in early June...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Lenovo Announces Yoga C630: The First Windows on Snapdragon 850

Lenovo on Thursday introduced the world’s first laptop based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 SoC. The Yoga C630 promises to deliver a considerably higher performance than the first-generation Windows-on-Snapdragon machines...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Lenovo's Halo: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Announced

Lenovo on Thursday introduced its ultra-thin ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop aimed at business users who are also interested in gaming and multimedia applications. The new notebook has a 15.6-inch...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

Acer’s 14-Inch Swift 3 Gets Whiskey Lake-U CPU, GeForce MX150, Goes on a Diet

In addition to launching its ultra-portable 13.3-inch Swift 3 laptops, Acer also introduced revamped versions of its more traditional 14-inch Swift 3 notebooks on Wednesday. The new mobile PCs...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

Acer’s Swift 3 Laptop Gets 13.3-Inch Display, Slimmer Chassis, LTE Modem

Acer on Wednesday introduced its most portable Swift 3-branded laptop to date. The new Swift 3 notebook features a 13.3-inch display and uses a thinner & lighter chassis than...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Launches Lightest Ever 15-inch Notebook: Swift 5 at 990 grams / 2.2 lbs

Everyone loves the lack of weight. Carting around a trade show, at least for me, helps the less I’m carrying, and so my work device has transitioned from a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

IFA 2018: Next@Acer Live Blog (10:30am CEST, 8:30am UTC)

The first official press event this year at IFA 2018 is Acer. We're expecting a glut of Whiskey Lake notebooks, plus a few extras about Predator.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Dell Refreshes XPS 13 2-in-1: Amber Lake 5W CPUs with Thunderbolt 3

Dell on Wednesday upgraded its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible laptops with Intel’s latest codenamed Amber Lake-Y processors. The new systems retained chassis and displays used on the previous-generation XPS...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Unveils Precision 2-in-1 5530 Workstation: 15.6-inch Kaby Lake-G with Pro WX

Dell on Wednesday introduced its first convertible mobile workstation, the Precision 2-in-1 5530. The new system is based on Intel’s newly introduced Kaby Lake-G processors with Radeon Pro WX...

4 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Adds Per-Key LED Lighting to Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 Laptops

Dell has introduced new versions of its Alienware 15 R4 and Alienware 17 R5 gaming notebooks, which now feature new keyboards with customizable per-key lighting. The systems rely on...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2018

MSI’s PS42 Business Laptop Now Available: 14-Inch Quad-Core Ultrabook

MSI has started to ship its ultrathin Prestige-series laptops that it introduced in early June. The new PS42 models feature a 14-inch display, a quad-core CPU, and a discrete...

20 by Anton Shilov on 8/17/2018

Arm Unveils Client CPU Performance Roadmap Through 2020 - Taking Intel Head On

Today’s announcement is an oddball one for Arm as we see the first-ever public forward looking CPU IP roadmap detailing performance and power projections for the next two generations...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/16/2018

ASUS Announces The ROG Strix SCAR II GL704: Thin Bezel 17-inch

ASUS is updating their GL70x line today with the Strix SCAR II GL704, which looks like a nice upgrade for their Strix line. The GL704 has taken the thin-bezel...

6 by Brett Howse on 8/16/2018

ASUS Announces The ROG Zephyrus S: Slimmest Gaming Laptop Available

Today ASUS is announcing a new laptop in their Republic of Gamers series, which is the Zephyrus S (GX531). ASUS is marketing it as the world’s slimmest gaming laptop...

14 by Brett Howse on 8/16/2018

Chuwi Launches The LapBook SE: Gemini Lake And SSD For $300

It’s been a bit of a wait to see the latest Intel Gemini Lake SoC to find its way into laptops, but Chuwi has now released the LapBook SE...

35 by Brett Howse on 8/13/2018

Lenovo Launches Ultra-Thin ThinkPad P1: X1 Carbon Meets Workstation

Lenovo on Monday introduced its new ThinkPad P1 workstation, which brings together a 4K 15.6-inch display, high performance, and portability. The system can integrate Intel’s latest Core or Xeon...

24 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

Lenovo’s Unveils ThinkPad P72 Workstations: Thinner DTR with Intel Hex-Core CPUs

Lenovo today is unveiling a new version of its 17.3-inch ThinkPad P7-series highi-end portable workstations. The flagship of Lenovo's desktop replacement-class workstation laptops, the ThinkPad P72 has a new...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE Laptop with Core i7 & 4K LCD Is Now Available

ASUS has started selling its 15-inch ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GE ultra-thin laptop featuring Intel’s six-core processor, NVIDIA’s discrete GPU as well as a factory-calibrated 15.6-inch display with a 4K...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

Origin PC Announces NT-15 Quadro Workstation: Core i7 and Max-Q

Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its first mobile workstation featuring a professional NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU. The NT-15 Quadro uses Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7 CPU and comes with...

5 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

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