Laptops

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 GPU in select models. MSI positions the new notebooks primarily for business users who need maximum portability, which is why the laptops are thinner and lighter than most 13.3-inch mobile PCs. The MSI Prestige PS42 notebooks feature a 14-inch IPS Full HD display and are based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U processors. Depending on exact model, the notebooks may be outfitted with 8 or 16 GB of single-channel DDR4-2400 memory, a 256 to 1 TB SSD featuring a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and NVIDIA’s GeForce MX150 dGPU (PS42 8RB SKUs only). The latter...

gfxCardStatus 1.6 enables 2010 MacBook Pro GPU Switching

If you recall from our 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro review, one of our only criticisms was the inability for users to manually change between lower-power integrated Intel HD...

15 by Brian Klug on 5/8/2010

Acer Aspire 1410: Single-Core CULV Takes on Atom

We’ve already looked at a number of systems with Intel’s CULV platform, but interestingly, all of them have been of the dual-core variety. We frequently champion the CULV platform...

16 by Vivek Gowri on 5/6/2010

HP Unveils Latest Spring 2010 Laptops

HP has unveiled their latest notebooks. This large launch features many new entries into both their business and consumer notebook lines. Perhaps the most eye-catching are the Arrandale equipped...

32 by Balraj Sandhu and Jarred Walton on 5/5/2010

NVIDIA's Updated Verde Driver Program

Last week, NVIDIA held a conference call and presentation to let us know about updates to their Verde driver program. Initially rolled out in 2008, the Verde program was...

9 by Jarred Walton on 4/28/2010

Gateway and Acer Netbooks: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

You're not seeing double: what we have for review today are the Acer and Gateway netbook "twins". At their core, these are virtually identical 10.1" Pine Trail netbooks, with...

17 by Vivek Gowri on 4/28/2010

HP ProBook 5310m: A Slender Laptop for Business Users

HP's ProBook line targets the business sector, and the 5310m looks like the sort of laptop you'd expect a CEO to carry around. Of course, looks aren't everything, and...

10 by Jarred Walton on 4/26/2010

Apple's 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro: More Battery Life Tests, High Res Display Evaluated

Apple is in a position that’s enviable by any consumer facing company. It drums up genuine excitement for nearly every product it launches. Apple has somehow found a way...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad L-Series: The Greenest ThinkPad Ever

Corporations like talking about being "green" these days, and there's no question that environmentally friendly devices and technologies are a major push. We recently spoke with Lenovo about their...

9 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2010

ASUS G73Jh: Today's Top Gaming Laptop

ASUS has made it a goal to increase their retail presence in the mobile market. With their successful Eee PC and UL series, they cover the netbook and entry-level...

72 by Jarred Walton on 4/17/2010

Apple's 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro: The One to Get?

If you've followed our Mac coverage over the past year you know I've been telling everyone to wait until Apple brought Arrandale into its MacBook Pro lineup. The time...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2010

This Just In: HP ProBook 5310m

It's been some time since we last had an HP laptop in our labs for review. Recently, we received the new ProBook 5310m business laptop, and there's certainly a...

5 by Jarred Walton on 4/13/2010

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3s Unveiled

Lenovo announced their latest update to their IdeaPad S10 netbook line. It has a slightly slimmer profile, it supports the Atom N470 processor, but the bigger news is the...

14 by Balraj Sandhu on 4/12/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13: Not your Father's ThinkPad

Lenovo looks to shake things up in the ThinkPad world with the introduction of the Edge. Available with AMD or Intel CULV processors, the Edge also makes some significant...

34 by Vivek Gowri on 4/7/2010

Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979: Budget Priced but Great Gaming

In recent years, Acer has been doing an admirable job of condensing respectable hardware into affordable machines. Each successive generation, Acer has usually had one or two solid notebooks...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/2/2010

Alienware M11x: World’s Smallest Gaming Laptop

When you think of a gaming notebook what usually comes to mind is a 17" behemoth with a ridiculous paint job and the weight of a small child. ...

47 by Jarred Walton on 3/30/2010

Intel AppUp Center and Atom Developer Program

Apple's iTunes-based App Store represented a major shift in the distribution model for mobile applications, creating a single storefront where various developers could showcase their apps for the iPhone/iPod...

4 by Vivek Gowri on 3/26/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad T410: Built for Business

The Lenovo ThinkPad line is the quintessential business laptop seen in corporations throughout the world. If you're looking for a high quality laptop that won't break after a few...

59 by Jarred Walton on 3/26/2010

Asus Eee PC 1001P: Our Favorite Netbook

ASUS has an updated Pine Trail netbook that cuts the price to $330 and includes one of the nicest looking LCDs we've seen in a netbook. If you're after...

66 by Vivek Gowri on 3/16/2010

ASUS N61Jv-X2: Optimus GT325M Meets Arrandale

Mobile users that actually use their laptop unplugged for any extended amount of time should absolutely love NVIDIA's Optimus technology. The ASUS N61J pairs a higher spec GT325M GPU...

44 by Jarred Walton on 3/13/2010

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