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...

HP dv6500t: A "Minivan" Notebook

Intel launched their Santa Rosa notebook platform last month, and we're finally starting to get some new notebooks in for review. What does HP have to offer people looking...

27 by Jarred Walton on 6/22/2007

Investigating Intel's Turbo Memory: Does it really work?

We investigate one of the most interesting on paper but disappointing in reality technologies out there: Intel's Turbo Memory. We figured out why it doesn't work and what...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2007

Intel Santa Rosa Preview: Centrino V Evolves

We take our first look at Intel's new Centrino Pro platform that brings new features and performance to the table in the ultra competitive notebook sector.

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2007

Dell XPS M1710 - Overclocked

What happens when you take one of the fastest gaming notebooks currently available and throw in overclocking? We put an updated version of Dell's XPS M1710 through the wringer...

20 by Jarred Walton on 5/8/2007

Notebook Trio: ASUS A8JS and G2P and ABS Mayhem Z5

We've got several new Core 2 Duo notebooks to look at, but beyond the CPU and memory they couldn't be more different. We dissect the designs to find out...

17 by Jarred Walton on 12/29/2006

MSI Megabook S271: a Look at AMD's Turion X2

AMD's Turion processors have been available for a while now, and we take a look at how the X2 version compares to the competition.

32 by Jarred Walton on 10/16/2006

ASUS AiGuru S1: Skype goes WiFi

Our first look at ASUS's entry into the growing market for wireless VoIP phones designed for Skype.

15 by Gary Key on 7/11/2006

Dell DTR Laptop Shootout - M1710 vs. E1705

Dell has sent us a few of their top laptops, the XPS M1710 and Inspiron E1705. How do the two stack up, and what about getting one without...

34 by Jarred Walton on 5/30/2006

Dell XPS M1710 - GeForce Go 7900 GTX 512 Mobile Gaming, Part 1

NVIDIA has just released their latest mobile processor, the GeForce Go 7900 series, and Dell sent us their new XPS M1710 with the GTX 512MB part.

70 by Jarred Walton on 4/18/2006

Intel Core Duo USB Issue: A Mischaracterized Bug

Will plugging a USB 2.0 device into your notebook kill your battery life? Is Intel's new Core Duo processor the victim of a terrible bug or is this...

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2006

Intel's Core Duo Launch - Notebook Performance Revealed

We've already compared Intel's Core Duo to the cream of the crop on the desktop, but now it's time to see how it stacks up in a mobile environment...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2006

$600 Notebook Roundup - Crowning the Affordability King

Looking for a cheap notebook this holiday season? Look no further than this roundup. We took 5 of the most affordable notebooks and put them through their...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2005

Dell Inspiron 700M - Taking the Widescreen Display to Ultraportables

The HP Pavilion DV1000 made a big impression on us. Let's see where Dell is taking the widescreen with their new ultraportable notebook, 700M. Based on over a month...

11 by Andrew Ku on 12/11/2004

HP Pavilion DV1000 Entertainment Notebook PC - Multimedia Notebook A Breed Apart

This has to be one of the year's slickest multimedia notebooks that we have had pass through the AT labs. Read on to find out why this notebook is...

11 by Jason Clark on 10/2/2004

Mid-sized Dothan Notebook Roundup: Dell, Gateway, and HP/Compaq

We have already seen what Dothan is about; now, onto our Dothan roundup. Read about three notebooks that you should consider, if you are shopping around for a traditional notebook.

22 by Andrew Ku on 9/30/2004

Acer Aspire 2020 - Centrino desktop replacement

Unique to the DTR arena, Acer makes a stand with a desktop replacement based on Intel's Centrino platform.

9 by Andrew Ku on 8/29/2004

Voodoo Envy M:860 - AMD 64-bit at Widescreen

We took a look at Voodoo's Envy M:860, a desktop replacement notebook ready for 64-bit at widescreen resolutions. Read on to find out how it fared in our hands.

17 by Andrew Ku on 8/13/2004

Dell Inspiron XPS Preview - Power to Play and a bit more

Presenting the Dell Inspiron XPS, marking Dell's entrance into the enthusiast notebook market...

14 by Andrew Ku on 2/13/2004

ATI's Mobility Radeon 9700 - What's in a name?

ATI introduces its newest mobile GPU today, and bestows the name of Mobility Radeon 9700 on the M11 chip. No, it doesn't have a R300 core, but that is...

14 by Andrew Ku on 2/3/2004

Mobile GPU Q1/2004 Update - ATI M10, M11, and NVIDIA's NV36M

So, we finally get around to sorting out the naming system for ATI's Mobility Radeon 9600, and we have some details on the upcoming NVIDIA and ATI mobile GPUs...

5 by Andrew Ku on 1/28/2004

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