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...
The Dell Precision M6500 is what we expect from a mobile workstation: high on quality and low on fluff. It’s also very expensive, but the cost of the hardware...
Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010
Dell's 15-inch Inspiron line has evolved over the years; gone are the bulky grey-and-white monstrosities, replaced by sleeker, more colorful designs. The latest Inspiron 1564 also sports an i3/i5...
Dustin Sklavos on 3/3/2010
Next generation products are always better... just look at Star Trek! At least, that's the theory behind the new NVIDIA ION platform, and it looks like the best thing...
Jarred Walton on 3/2/2010
The deadline for sweepstakes entries has now passed, we are no longer accepting new entries. We'll be announcing the lucky winner soon!
Later this month we will have our delayed...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2010
NVIDIA's new Optimus technology is set to change the way we interact with our laptops. The information has been under tight wraps for the past couple of months, but...
Jarred Walton on 2/9/2010
If you could get twice the performance for only a 50% increase, would you be willing to fork over the extra money? Compared to Atom, Intel's current CULV products...
Jarred Walton on 2/4/2010
Today AMD announces their latest and greatest mobile GPUs, the ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics, otherwise known as the 5000 series. The 40nm process, improved power features, and other...
Jarred Walton on 1/7/2010
Paired with the launch of Clarkdale is Arrandale, a 32nm Westmere-based notebook part. We find out how the new CPU does in the mobile world.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2010
What happens when you take a dual-core desktop Atom, add in NVIDIA's ION, and you stuff it into a 12" chassis? You get the ASUS 1201N, an interesting piece...
Jarred Walton on 12/24/2009
Pine Trail and Pineview are being unveiled today. We have separate coverage of the desktop parts, but how does Pineview fair in the mobile world? Find out as we...
Jarred Walton on 12/21/2009
We've reviewed quite a few laptops from ASUS over the years; some were good and some were merely okay. The latest mobile salvo from ASUS changes what we expect...
Jarred Walton on 12/15/2009
The HP Mini 311 is one of the first netbooks to ship with NVIDIA's ION platform. The question everyone's asking is: does ION improve the netbook experience? The answer...
Jarred Walton on 11/22/2009
We give our initial impressions of the ASUS UL80Vt, the first in what promises to be a long line of Windows 7 laptops. The bar has just been set.
Jarred Walton on 10/24/2009
One of the most popular mobile form factors, thin and light laptops need to carefully balance features, performance, and design. The Dell Studio 14z is one of the better...
Jarred Walton on 10/20/2009
Unlike desktops, it's not currently possible to get a notebook that wins every benchmark, but we have three of the fastest currently available notebooks and we'll show you where...
Jarred Walton on 10/14/2009
Take one part netbook, one part MacBook Air, and add in some other ingredients… but what we want to know is, will it blend?
Jarred Walton on 10/6/2009
Core i7 officially migrates to the mobile market with today's launch of Clarksfield. If your current notebook isn't fast enough, perhaps this shiny new processor will help.
Jarred Walton on 9/23/2009
What's the best OS for your laptop? Does your choice of operating system affect battery life? How does it affect overall performance? Today we have numbers showing just how...
Jarred Walton on 9/21/2009