Laptops

VAIO has updated its popular 13-inch VAIO S laptops sold in the U.S. with Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core i5/i7 processors featuring four cores. Besides new CPUs, the systems have also added the company’s new TruePerformance technology, which is designed to maintain a higher turbo boost frequency for longer periods of time. The new VAIO S also feature a fingerprint reader and a TPM 2.0 module, emphasizing their business nature. Meanwhile the 2018 VAIO S retain their “classic” chassis along with a set of connectors, so they do not support modern headers, such as USB Type-C. The new VAIO S laptops are based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U processors with Intel UHD Graphics 620 accompanied by 8 – 16 GB of LPDDR3-1866...

AMD vs. Intel: Battery Life Investigated

How do Intel and AMD compare when it comes to mobile processors and battery life? Find out in our "apples-to-apples" comparison.

81 by Jarred Walton on 8/5/2009

Notebooks at Netbook Prices: How Low Can We Go?

Affordable laptops are everywhere with some costing as little as netbooks. We did some searching and compiled a list of sub-$500 laptops available, along with an analysis of what...

41 by Jarred Walton on 7/28/2009

MSI Wind U123 and ASUS 1000HE Show Netbook Evolution

The MSI Wind U123 and the ASUS 1000HE demonstrate where the hot netbook market is headed.

42 by Wesley Fink on 7/17/2009

ASUS W90Vp: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870... with CrossFire

ASUS sent us their W90Vp-A1 monster notebook, the current pinnacle of mobile ATI graphics solutions. There's plenty to like in this desktop replacement system, as well as a few...

27 by Jarred Walton on 5/29/2009

MSI GT627: Bringing Balance to the Force?

For most people, it's rarely a matter of simply choosing the fastest laptop currently available. They want a nice blend of performance and features at a reasonable price, and...

48 by Jarred Walton on 4/29/2009

Gateway P-7808u: to Quad or Not to Quad?

Following in the tradition of the P-6831 and the P-7811, the P-7808u FX is the latest "affordable gaming" laptop from Gateway, only it's not quite as affordable this time...

18 by Jarred Walton on 4/13/2009

Dell Studio XPS 16: the Eyes Have It

Dell's Studio XPS 16 is a stylish multimedia laptop with one standout feature: it has what is undoubtedly the best-looking laptop LCD we've used. But what about the rest...

79 by Jarred Walton on 4/2/2009

Toshiba X305-Q725: Quad-Core Gaming Notebook

We put Toshiba's recently updated version of their X305 through its paces. Offering a quad-core mobile CPU, SSD+HDD, and a 9800M GTX, there's plenty of performance packed into this...

33 by Jarred Walton on 3/11/2009

Dell Adamo Unveiled

Dell unveiled the long-rumored Adamo today at CES. It's a stylish ultrathin notebook with an aluminum chassis. We have exclusive pictures for those that are interested.

30 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2009

ASUS N10JC: the Netbook Goes Corporate

Yes, netbooks are inexpensive and can handle basic computing tasks, but many people would like a little bit more oomph -- and perhaps a larger package. The ASUS N10JC...

45 by Jarred Walton on 12/24/2008

Centrino 2 Laptop Roundup

Finally we have retail Centrino 2 laptops in our labs for testing. Are these new notebooks all they're cracked up to be, or do they leave us wanting?

25 by Jarred Walton on 10/24/2008

Mobile Roundup: A Trio of Midrange Laptops

We have three newly tested laptops representing different approaches to the popular midrange market. Join us as we examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.

27 by Jarred Walton on 9/17/2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Reviewed: Refining the Netbook Market

It's Dell's answer to the ASUS Eee PC, and it's a very well styled, well targeted, well executed answer at that. The Inspiron Mini 9 isn't for everyone...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2008

Gaming Laptop Roundup

(Updated) We have several gaming notebooks in our labs for testing. If you're dying to ditch your aging desktop and start taking a notebook to LAN parties, we might...

37 by Jarred Walton on 8/29/2008

Gateway P-7811 FX: We've Got Upgrades

Updated! (See conclusion.) How do you follow one of our favorite gaming laptops ever? Simple: stir in a few welcome upgrades, pop it in the oven, and let it...

47 by Jarred Walton on 8/15/2008

A Preview of Intel's Centrino 2 Platform

Today Intel unveiled its delayed Centrino 2 platform, unfortunately we don't know much more than we did before today's launch. Information is available, but hardware still isn't and...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/15/2008

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