Laptops

Back in the day, virtually all PCs came standard with a three-year warranty with some makers offering to extend it to five years. Due to cut-throat competition on the PC market, manufacturers started to cut down their costs and long warranties were among the first things to go. While most laptops shipped today come with relatively short one or two year warrantees, there is continuing pressure on notebook makers both to support their devices for longer, as well as to take steps to differentiate themselves in a very crowded market. As a result, we're finally starting to see longer warrantees become more common – at least on higher-end models. To that end, in a bid to improve their competitive position, this week Dynabook has announced...

Lenovo at CES 2019: Yoga C730 Gets AMOLED Display

Lenovo at CES announced a new version of its Yoga C730 convertible laptop featuring a 4K Ultra-HD AMOLED monitor. The revamped Yoga C730 also uses Intel’s Whiskey Lake processors...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

Lenovo at CES 2019: 7th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gets Thinner

Lenovo this week introduced its 7th Generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops. The new notebooks got a number of tangible improvements when compared to their predecessors. The latest ThinkPad X1...

16 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

CES 2019: Samsung Announces The Notebook Odyssey

At the Samsung press conference today, Samsung announced its updated gaming laptop, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. With the announcements by NVIDIA this week, it shouldn’t be a surprise to...

7 by Brett Howse on 1/8/2019

CES 2019: Samsung Launches The Notebook 9 Pro And Notebook Flash

Samsung announced several products at its press conference today at CES, including a couple of very nice looking notebooks, aimed clearly at opposite ends of the market. The Samsung...

13 by Brett Howse on 1/8/2019

CES 2019: Huawei Launches the Matebook 13

Today one of the best notebooks I’ve ever tested is getting an update: Huawei’s new Matebook 13 is the generational update to the Matebook X. In it we get...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2019

Dell at CES 2019: Alienware m15 Gets Core i9, GeForce RTX, & 4K HDR400 Display Upgrade

Released last October, Dell's Alienware m15 laptop was the brand’s first attempt to address the growing market for stylish and portable gaming laptops. The 15.6-inch machine indeed looks very...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2019

Acer at CES 2019: Predator Triton Gaming Laptops With RTX GPUs

Today at CES, Acer has launched two new gaming laptops under their Predator branding with the Predator Triton 900, and Predator Triton 500. Both feature the just announced NVIDIA...

2 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2019

HP at CES 2019: HP Chromebook 14 Combines AMD and Chrome OS

When the first Chromebooks were released in 2011, they were aimed at the lower end of the market and carried matching price tags. After Google launched its Pixel laptop...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2019

Acer Announces TravelMate X3410 Business Class Notebook

In addition to the consumer focused products announced this week at CES, Acer has also announced a new business notebook this week. The TravelMate X3410 is a 14-inch notebook...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

Acer at CES: AMD Powered Acer Chromebook 315 Announced

At CES 2019, Acer has announced the Acer Chromebook 315, interestingly powered by AMD but not Ryzen. Instead, the Chromebook 315 features the AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with...

12 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

Acer at CES: All New Swift 7 Laptop With 92 Percent Screen-to-body Ratio

At CES today, Acer has announced their latest Ultrabook in the Acer Swift 7. Acer has fully embraced the thin-bezel design ethos with the Swift 7 as well, with...

11 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2019

CES 2019 Quick Byte: Ryzen 7 3750H inside the ASUS FX505DY TUF Gaming with 120 Hz Freesync

One of AMD's announcements today involved its new 35W 2nd Generation Ryzen Mobile processors, and part of that announcement showed one of the first notebooks that will incorporate these...

3 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2019

HP at CES 2019: HP Spectre x360 15 Gets AMOLED Display

HP plans to release a revamped version of its current-generation Spectre x360 15 convertible laptop with a 15.6-inch AMOLED display this year, the company has revealed ahead of CES...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2019

HP at CES 2019: OMEN 15 Laptop Gets 240 Hz Monitor, New NVIDIA GPU, 802.11ax

HP today announces plans to upgrade its OMEN 15 gaming laptops with NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce GPUs, a display panel featuring a 240 Hz refresh rate, and a new WiFi...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/6/2019

AMD at CES 2019: Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series Launched, 2nd Gen Mobile at 15W and 35W, and Chromebooks

This year at CES, we have a series of announcements from AMD before the company's keynote presentation. Addressing the company's mobile offerings, AMD is launching the first parts of...

71 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2019

Dell at CES 2019: Latitude 7400 2-in-1 with 24hr Battery, Optional QC Modem

Ahead of CES 2019, Dell introduced its new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 convertible laptop that brings together high portability, a rich feature set, and an extremely long battery life. One...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2019

The Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (12.5-Inch) Review: Ryzen Pro Gets Down to Business

A couple of months back Lenovo released the ThinkPad A285; a 12.5-inch business-class notebook featuring AMD’s Ryzen Pro mobile processor, complementing their 14-inch A485 Ryzen Pro powered model. These...

73 by Brett Howse on 12/18/2018

Samsung Unveils 2019 Notebook 9 Pen 13 & 15

Samsung on Thursday introduced its next-generation Notebook 9 convertible laptops that will hit the market next year. The new lineup of convertibles includes models with a 13.3-inch display or...

38 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2018

Dell Shareholders Vote to Make Company Public Again

Dell's shareholders on Tuesday voted to make the company public after five years of being a private company. The decision is expected to simplify the raising capital and to...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2018

LG Releases Gram 17 Laptop: An Ultra-Thin Notebook with a 17.3-Inch Display

Due to their size and lack of portability, 17-inch notebooks are not exactly popular among road warriors. Instead this is largely the domain of desktop replacement-class machines, which in...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2018

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