Laptops

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, 2.5L to be exact) desktop named the Vortex W25. The Vortex W25 is based off the Vortex PC G25 desktop using the same chassis but with different lighting schemes externally and different hardware internally to set it apart from its gaming DNA. Vortex W25 The Vortex W25 will use one of the latest Intel 8th Generation Core processors in the i7-8700. This 6C/12T processor will run up to 4.6 GHz maximum turbo frequency on a base of 3.2 GHz. Xeon CPUs are not offered and with that ECC memory support is non-existent. The unit is kept cool...

Razer Reveals New Blade Pro: GTX 1060 Graphics, Full HD, Lower Price Point

Those familiar with the desktop replacement market (DTR) likely know Razer and what it brings to the table with its Razer Blade Pro laptop. For those that are not...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/31/2017

ASUS Announces ZenBook Flip 14 and Flip 15

Continuing our coverage of IFA 2017, ASUS has announced the release of two new 2-in-1s. First, the Zenbook Flip 14; ASUS touts this to be the worlds thinnest 2-in-1...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/30/2017

ASUS Unveils ROG Chimera Gaming Notebook: 17.3-inch FHD at 144 Hz with G-Sync

This year at IFA there is a lot of laptop and notebook announcements. Most of them will be geared towards Intel’s new 8th Generation notebook processors that were announced...

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

IFA 2017 Launch Press Conference Live Blog

We're here for the main IFA trade show press conference.

4 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Dell Updates Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Notebook: GeForce GTX 1060 and Thunderbolt 3

This morning at IFA, Dell is taking the wraps off of their updated Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming notebook. The entry-level gaming laptop is receiving a bump in specifications as...

17 by Joe Shields on 8/30/2017

Dell Updates The XPS 13 With 8th Generation Quad-Core CPUs

Dell has announced it is updating the XPS 13 with the just announced 8th generation Kaby Lake refresh. While we’re still waiting for 10nm chips to launch, the latest...

41 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2017

The Dell XPS 15 9560 Review: Infinity Edge Part Two

Near the end of 2015, Dell rolled out their new XPS styling cues, that were so successful on the XPS 13, to its larger sibling, the XPS 15. Thanks...

82 by Brett Howse on 7/31/2017

ASUS Launches the 360º Chromebook Flip C213: 11.6-inch Apollo Lake, Starting $349

Back in January of this year, ASUS announced they were coming to market with a new Chromebook targeted specifically at education-focused customers. With Google focusing on Education in their...

19 by Joe Shields on 7/12/2017

AMD Announces AMD4U Promotional Bundle with Square Enix and Adobe

In collaboration with Square Enix and Adobe, AMD has announced their new AMD4U promotion, bundling indie games and creative software trials with eligible AMD-powered systems. AMD says that this...

7 by Nate Oh on 7/11/2017

The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review: Evolution

The Microsoft Surface Pro has undeniably carved out a new segment in the PC space. But what was once a powerful, but heavy, thick, and unwieldly tablet when it...

124 by Brett Howse on 6/15/2017

Razer Updates The Razer Blade Stealth: More Screen, Less Bezel, New Color Option

Ever since Razer entered the Ultrabook market, they have offered a solid laptop in the ultra-portable category. The initial version launched back in 2016, and although it had some...

36 by Brett Howse on 6/14/2017

Acer Predator 21 X Laptop with Curved Display Now Available, Only 300 to Be Made

Acer amazed the world last September when it announced a laptop with a 21” curved display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” CPU with an unlocked multiplier, two...

39 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2017

Synaptics Discusses Fingerprint Security and the Need For End-to-End Encryption

In a bid to demonstrate the advantages of its latest-generation SentryPoint fingerprint solutions, at this year's Computex event Synaptics came with a very interesting demonstration for breaking into a...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/9/2017

HP Updates Their OMEN Gaming Lineup: Desktops, Notebooks, eGFX, and Displays

Today HP is announcing some updates to their OMEN lineup, which is their gaming brand. Gaming is still a high-margin segment of the PC space, so there is quite...

18 by Brett Howse on 6/6/2017

Apple Refreshes Mac Laptops: Pro, Vanilla, & Air All Get New CPUs

Today at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the company announced a slew of hardware updates for their entire range of laptops. Every last laptop, from the mighty MacBook Pro...

53 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2017

Samsung Announces Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1, Includes S Pen Stylus

One of Samsung’s unique selling points in the Android phablet market has been the company’s S Pen. The multi-feature stylus comes with Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note line of phones...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2017

Qualcomm Announces First OEMs for Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835

Today, as part of Computex 2017, Qualcomm and Microsoft are joint announcing the next steps for their Windows on Snapdragon strategy. As previously reported, Qualcomm and Microsoft have collaborated...

24 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2017

ASUS Reveals The Ultra-Slim ROG Zephyrus Laptop With GTX 1080 Max-Q

Hot off the heels of NVIDIA announcing the GTX Max-Q design, ASUS is announcing the latest laptop in their Republic of Gamers lineup, with the ROG Zephyrus GX501VI and...

7 by Brett Howse on 5/30/2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Max-Q Design Initiative: High-End Gaming Meets Ultrabooks

This morning as part of their Computex keynote, NVIDIA CEO announced a new initiative for high-end gaming laptop design. Called GeForce GTX Max-Q, NVIDIA is undertaking their own Ultrabook...

13 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Rivet Networks Announces SmartByte for Dell Inspiron Systems

In recent quarters, we have seen a change in the laptop landscape of Intel and Realtek networking options. A few OEMs, particularly Dell, are now implementing Killer networking on...

5 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

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