Laptops

Today we are taking a look at the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the least expensive ways to get into a gaming laptop. Acer offers several models, with the lowest cost offering coming in at just $669.99 MSRP, while the top of this range capping out at $999.99. Regardless of the price range you are looking at, all of the Acer Nitro 5 models offer pretty reasonable feature set, with a dGPU at least 8 GB of RAM, and other than the lowest-priced tiers, SSD storage as well. There’s a lot of laptop here for the price, and Acer has options for this entire end of the market with the Nitro 5.

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...

12 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...

16 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

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

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