Laptops

It's time for our quarterly look at the laptop market. For Q3 we're in the midst of laptop updates, launches, and refreshes coordinated around the launch of Intel's 10th generation Core processors. While Intel's mixed-architecture strategy does make things a bit more confusing, at the end of the day every updated laptop is getting a boost to its CPU and GPU performance going into the fall.

HP's Omen X 2S 15: A Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop

Large displays as well as dual-monitor setups clearly improve productivity of office workers and creative professionals. Applying this to broader markets, HP thinks that gamers could also benefit from...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2019

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2: New CPU, GPU, OLED Display Option

Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop for performance demanding professionals. It comes equipped with a faster CPU and GPU when compared to the current generation 15.6-inch...

14 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2019

Lenovo's ThinkPad X395: A 13.3-Inch AMD Ryzen Pro-Based Ultraportable

Long one of AMD's closest and most eager laptop partners, Lenovo has introduced one of the industry’s first Ryzen Pro 3000-powered ultra-portable premium business laptops. The ThinkPad X395 features...

55 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Lenovo Readies New ThinkBook Family of Laptops

Lenovo is gearing up to launch a new series of notebooks aimed at mainstream users. The new ThinkBook laptops were recently showcased at a trade show in China and...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

HP’s Endpoint Security Controller: More Details About A New Chip in HP Notebooks

One of HP’s key announcements this spring was its revamped security initiative for PCs that includes hardware, software, and deep learning-based approaches. The software and DL parts of the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

The Acer Predator Triton 500 Laptop Review: Going Thin with GeForce RTX 2080

Gaming laptops continue to be a bright spot in the PC market, and practically every manufacturer offers some sort of system targeted at gamers. Some of them more successfully...

45 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2019

Razer Launches the New Blade Pro 17: i7-9750H and RTX 2080 Max-Q

Razer has introduced its redesigned Blade Pro 17 laptop aimed at gamers and prosumers. It gains performance when compared to its predecessor, yet is considerably more compact and lightweight...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/24/2019

Razer’s Upgrades Blade 15 For 2019: OLED 4K or 240 Hz Displays, New CPUs & GeForce RTX

Kicking off a torrent of new laptops hitting the streets today, Razer has introduced its next generation Blade 15 laptops for gamers and prosumers. One of the core laptops...

32 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2019

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C434: A Convertible Chromebook with Premium Features

ASUS is certainly not new to Chrome OS-based PCs. But throughout its history with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and other Chrome OS devices, the company has positioned them as entry level...

14 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2019

Razer Expands Availability of Quartz Pink Blade Stealth 13 Laptop & Peripherals

Modern users tend to be very different and demand unique lifestyle devices with a distinctive design. To address certain audiences, companies need to take rather extraordinary measures and introduce...

14 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2019

HP’s Security Push: Sure Sense & Endpoint Security Controller

Antivirus software is getting more robust, but so does malware. In a bid to make its PCs more secure, HP is introducing a set of hardware and software-based methods...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2019

Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors

Acer has introduced its brand-new series of gaming laptops aimed at casual gamers. The Nitro 7 notebooks combine performance, a 15.6-inch display with 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

Huawei Readies Windows 10 Laptop Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

Being a relatively new maker of laptops, Huawei is trying to address high-end and niche markets to gain share, avoid direct competition with numerous rivals at the same time...

39 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Firefox Beta for Native Windows on Snapdragon Now Available

This morning we received word that Qualcomm and Mozilla have succeeded in creating a native build of Firefox that is now available to Windows on Snapdragon users. The version...

5 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2019

Toshiba's PC Products Rebranded to Dynabook

Starting early this year, Toshiba's former Client Solutions group, responsible for the company's laptops and other related consumer electronics, began a process of cutting ties with the company it...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2019

No Fooling: Microsoft Silently Updates Surface Book 2 13.5 With Quad-Core i5 Option

Microsoft is a bit of an enigma in the PC space. There is little doubt that they offer some stunning hardware, but after being the first PC maker to...

13 by Brett Howse on 4/1/2019

HP to Introduce AMOLED Envy and Spectre Laptops in April

HP is on track to start sales of laptops featuring a 15.6-inch AMOLED display in April, the company said recently. The first systems to get the innovative screens will...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/28/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review: Surface Essentials

Microsoft’s Surface lineup was created to bring a spark of innovation into the PC industry at a time where much of the competition was slow to change, and slow...

59 by Brett Howse on 3/28/2019

HP Reveals Envy x360 15 Laptops with AMD's Latest Ryzen APUs

HP on Tuesday introduced its new 15.6-inch convertible notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 3000-series APUs. The new HP Envy x360 15 are positioned as inexpensive 15.6-inch-class laptops for...

54 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2019

Acer’s TravelMate X514-51: A 14-Inch Commercial Laptop under 1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Acer has introduced its new thin-and-light commercial notebook aimed at small and medium businesses. Outfitted with a 14-inch display and based on Intel’s Core i5/i7 processors, the TravelMate X514-51...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

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