Laptops

Back in the day, virtually all PCs came standard with a three-year warranty with some makers offering to extend it to five years. Due to cut-throat competition on the PC market, manufacturers started to cut down their costs and long warranties were among the first things to go. While most laptops shipped today come with relatively short one or two year warrantees, there is continuing pressure on notebook makers both to support their devices for longer, as well as to take steps to differentiate themselves in a very crowded market. As a result, we're finally starting to see longer warrantees become more common – at least on higher-end models. To that end, in a bid to improve their competitive position, this week Dynabook has announced...

Dell Updates Alienware m15 & m17 Gaming Laptops: New Chassis, New Processors, & Optional OLED Display

Built to strike a balance between performance, style and compact sizes, Dell’s Alienware m-series of gaming laptops were originally introduced last fall, and seem to have quickly risen in...

15 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

Hands-On with Industry’s First 5G Laptop: A Lenovo with Qualcomm’s 8cx SoC and X55 Modem

Lenovo and Qualcomm introduced the world’s first laptop with an integrated 5G modem at Computex. The convertible notebook is based on Qualcomm’s latest platform for Windows 10 on Arm...

16 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/27/2019

Acer Announces ConceptD 7 Notebook: Acer Goes Pro With Quadro RTX

Acer is launching not just a new laptop at Computex, but also a new brand. The ConceptD 7 Notebook is the first in a new series of high-end computers...

6 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2019

Razer Announces Razer Blade Studio Edition: Quadro RTX And Improved Displays

Hot on the heels of NVIDIA’s announcement of their latest Quadro professional GPUs, Razer is leveraging this new technology to offer up new workstation laptops based on their popular...

13 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2019

Acer Updates Nitro 5 And Swift 3 Laptops With 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile

Today Acer is announcing some updates to some of their AMD lineup, with the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Acer Swift 3 both being refreshed with the latest...

30 by Brett Howse on 5/23/2019

Apple Refreshes 13 & 15-Inch MacBook Pros for 2019: Adds 8-Core Intel CPUs & Revised Keyboard

Apple on Tuesday introduced refreshed versions of its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, updating the machines to use Intel's latest 8th and 9th Gen Core processors, as well...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

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

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