Laptops

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.

Origin PC Launches EVO17-S ‘Thin-and-Light’ 17-Inch Laptop with Intel Core i9

In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDs

Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling

On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2018

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family for 2018: More CPU Cores, DDR4, & Same Form Factors

A surprising no-show at this year’s Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference was any kind of hardware refresh for Apple’s Mac products. While WWDC is first and foremost a software...

103 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2018

Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

One of the more interesting laptop designs to come out of the Computex week was from Acer: its new Predator Helios 300 Special Edition was an eclectic mix of...

20 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2018

Lenovo’s Miix 630 Snapdragon 835-Based 2-in-1 Now Available

Lenovo has started to sell its Miix 630 always-connected PC based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and Microsoft’s Windows 10 S. The system weighs around 1.4 kilograms yet promises...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

AT 101: Understanding Laptop Displays & How We Test Them

Everyone might have a different take on what they feel is the single most important factor to consider when purchasing a new laptop, but it would be hard to...

50 by Brett Howse on 7/10/2018

Microsoft Announces The Surface Go: Smaller And Less Expensive

Just over three years since the launch of the surprisingly good Surface 3, Microsoft has finally refreshed this category with a new device, now called the Surface Go. The...

112 by Brett Howse on 7/9/2018

The Huawei MateBook X Pro Review: Calling Out The Competition

Huawei has not been in the PC game very long, but in just a short couple of years they certainly raised the bar for the competition in the Ultrabook...

77 by Brett Howse on 6/27/2018

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad P52: 8th Gen Core or Xeon, Quadro 3200, and 128GB RAM

The new ThinkPad P52, according to Lenovo, 'sets the standard for mobile workstations by combining ThinkPad build-quality along with cutting-edge technology'. All the horsepower is designed to handle modern...

19 by Joe Shields on 6/15/2018

GIGABYTE Sabre 15 and 17 Gaming Laptops: Affordable Portable Gaming

Typically when you think of GIGABYTE/AORUS, you think of laptops like the Aero 15X or X9. Beautiful, powerful laptops with budget-breaking prices. However, GIGABYTE is now trying to spread...

7 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

HP Announces ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook: Slim and Secure Convertible

HP introduced the new HP ProBook x360 400 G1 they say is designed to adapt to the way growing business and on-the-go professionals work both inside and outside of...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Synaptics at Computex: Encrypted and In-Display Fingerprint Sensors in Real Products

Synaptics is one of the companies that have to do its announcements in two stages: initially, it announces its own product and then it showcases its partners’ products that...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

MSI Prestige PS42 Laptop: Made For Business

When thinking of MSI laptops, one probably picture the company's powerful gaming rigs. However, the company that makes heavy-hitting notebooks, with names like the Titan and the Dominator, is...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors. The...

3 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2018

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) and S15 (S530): Mid-Range Options

At its Computex press conference in Taipei, Asus announced its new VivoBook S14 and S15 notebooks with quad-core processors, minimal bezels and fun colors that are far more vivid...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ASUS Zen Press Event Live Blog (11:30am Taiwan, 3:30am UTC)

Anton and I are at ASUS' consumer press event, more often called the 'Zen' press event. We expect a quick flurry of launches from Jonney Shih, so stay tuned...

11 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Honor’s Thin-and-Light MagicBook with AMD Ryzen Mobile Listed

A Chinese retailer has started to list Honor’s MagicBook laptop based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor. The thin-and-light notebook looks similar to the Intel-based MagicBook launched in April and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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