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.

Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018

With Computex getting underway, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices in their gaming lineup which feature AMD processors. Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop...

6 by Brett Howse on 6/1/2018

Acer Predator Helios 300 SE: White and Gold Gaming Laptop

Acer has announced its new 15.6-inch gaming laptop that brings together performance and style. The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition uses Intel’s latest six-core processors as well as NVIDIA’s...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2018

Acer Unveils Ultralight 15.6-Inch Swift 5 Laptop: Less than 2.2 Lbs

Acer announced one of the company's thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch class laptops at its annual Next@Acer event. The laptop packs Intel’s latest Core CPU and can work for a...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2018

Razer Launches The Razer Blade 15.6

Today Razer is taking the wraps off a new model in their lineup. The Razer Blade 15.6 slots in as a replacement for the 14, and boasts some features...

20 by Brett Howse on 5/22/2018

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

This morning Acer announced that it’s the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its...

19 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Convertible: Quad-Core CPU, 700-Nits LCD, 18 Hrs

HP has announced its new high-end 13.3-inch convertible aimed at demanding consumers, enterprises, and government agencies. The third-generation EliteBook x360 1030 hybrid notebook got more compact yet more powerful...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

ASUS Unveils Ultra-Thin ZenBook Pro 15 with Six-Core Core i9, GTX 1050, Calibrated 4K LCD

ASUS has introduced a new version of its ultra-thin 15.6-inch ZenBook Po 15 laptop that offers higher performance than predecessors while retaining a very thin z-height as well as...

23 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

HP 13-inch Elite x2 1013 2-in-1 PC: Quad-Core, Thunderbolt 3

HP has announced its third-generation Elite x2 2-in-1 hybrid PCs for enterprise and government clients. The new Elite x2 1013 systems received faster quad-core processors along with a larger...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2018

New $196 AOC Portable Type-C Monitor: 15.6-inch 1080p IPS, 1.71lbs

AOC has added another portable monitor to its lineup, this time powered by a USB Type-C connection. The 15.6-inch I1601FWUX has a Full-HD (1920x1080) resolution and is designed for...

10 by Joe Shields on 5/16/2018

HP EliteBook 1050 G1: Six-Core CPU, NVIDIA GPU, RAID, 15.6-inch 4K LCD

HP has introduced a new high-end laptop aimed at demanding users. The new EliteBook 1050 G1 notebook comes with Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs with up to six cores, a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2018

HP Announces Updated EliteDisplay S14: Portable 1080p Display

Another of HP’s announcements today is what they are claiming as the world’s first 14-inch USB Type-C portable display and is HP’s first 1920x1080 portable display. The new S14...

21 by Joe Shields on 5/14/2018

HP Envy x360: 13-inch with Ryzen, 15-inch with Ryzen or Core 8th Gen

In another announcement today out of the HP camp, the company has shared with us some updates to the Envy x360 line of convertibles. The Envy x360 13 is...

30 by Joe Shields on 5/14/2018

HP Envy Notebooks: Updated Styling and Display, Now with 8th Gen Intel

In a flurry of announcements this morning, HP has shared its latest updates in the Envy 13-inch and 17-inch laptops. HP has updated its exterior styling, a reduction in...

11 by Joe Shields on 5/14/2018

First 10nm Cannon Lake Laptop Spotted Online: Lenovo Ideapad 330 for $449

In the fruitless efforts to get an answer from Intel as to exactly who is buying their first 10nm processors using the new Cannon Lake microarchitecture, we seem to...

84 by Ian Cutress on 5/13/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook 700 G5, ProBook 645 G4 Laptops with Ryzen PRO [UPDATED]

HP this week announced its first notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processors. The new EliteBook 700-series and ProBook 700-series systems are designed for business as well as...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2018

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

78 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

MSI Unveils New Vortex Desktop Workstation and Updated Mobile Workstations

MSI has announced updates to its mobile workstation lineup infusing them with Coffee Lake CPUs and Quadro based graphics cards as well as introducing a new pint-sized (Liter size...

14 by Joe Shields on 4/19/2018

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585: AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Land in Business PCs

Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring...

33 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

52 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

MSI Upgrades Budget Laptops with Intel’s CFL-H: Six-Core Notebooks Start at $1,099

Traditionally, PC makers tend to upgrade their premium product series with the latest CPUs or GPUs first and only then expand usage of new chips to more affordable product...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/14/2018

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