Laptops

Alongside their new AMD-powered Blade 14 laptop, Razer today also used E3 2021 to announce a new, high-powered USB-C charger. The Razer GaN USB Type-C charger is a compact charging solution that is pocket-sized and can deliver up to 130 W of combined charging power across its two USB-C and two USB-A outputs. If you've ever owned one of the latest smartphones or Bluetooth 5.1 devices, it's likely to come with a USB Type-C charging port. The Type-C connector has become more popular as more and more powered devices come with Type-C. With the USB-IF announcing its specifications for the new USB-PD standard with support for up to 240 W, power supply engineers are increasingly using Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors for more efficient and compact...

OS Mobility Explored

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...

107 by Jarred Walton on 9/21/2009

ASUS UL50Vt Preview: Factory Overclocked CULV Delivers 7 Hours of Battery Life

With all of the press on Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage processors we're not seeing much traction from the OEMs. ASUS attempts to break the mold as...

52 by Anand Shimpi & Laura Johnston on 9/14/2009

Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored

Many people have looked at web browser performance in one aspect or another, but does your choice of browser impact laptop battery life? Let's find out.

76 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2009

Acer Aspire One 751h: NetbookSize++

Acer's Aspire One 751h bumps the screen size up to 11.6", along with changing the CPU and chipset to more power friendly versions. Fundamentally it's still a netbook, but...

31 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2009

Gigabyte Booktop M1022: Merging Netbooks and Nettops

Gigabyte's latest netbook offering seeks for convergence between netbooks and nettops by including a docking station and a few other extras. We look at how well it meets the...

16 by Jarred Walton on 8/27/2009

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA: Refining the Netbook

ASUS created the netbook and they continue to innovate in that market. We look at the new 1005HA to see what it brings to the table.

43 by Jarred Walton on 8/20/2009

Gateway AMD and Intel Laptops, a Platform Analysis

How do AMD and Intel compare in the mobile market, particularly in entry-level offerings with integrated graphics? Gateway sent us two equivalent laptops and we provide a thorough investigation...

68 by Jarred Walton on 8/12/2009

AMD vs. Intel: Battery Life Investigated

How do Intel and AMD compare when it comes to mobile processors and battery life? Find out in our "apples-to-apples" comparison.

81 by Jarred Walton on 8/5/2009

Notebooks at Netbook Prices: How Low Can We Go?

Affordable laptops are everywhere with some costing as little as netbooks. We did some searching and compiled a list of sub-$500 laptops available, along with an analysis of what...

41 by Jarred Walton on 7/28/2009

MSI Wind U123 and ASUS 1000HE Show Netbook Evolution

The MSI Wind U123 and the ASUS 1000HE demonstrate where the hot netbook market is headed.

42 by Wesley Fink on 7/17/2009

ASUS W90Vp: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870... with CrossFire

ASUS sent us their W90Vp-A1 monster notebook, the current pinnacle of mobile ATI graphics solutions. There's plenty to like in this desktop replacement system, as well as a few...

27 by Jarred Walton on 5/29/2009

MSI GT627: Bringing Balance to the Force?

For most people, it's rarely a matter of simply choosing the fastest laptop currently available. They want a nice blend of performance and features at a reasonable price, and...

48 by Jarred Walton on 4/29/2009

Gateway P-7808u: to Quad or Not to Quad?

Following in the tradition of the P-6831 and the P-7811, the P-7808u FX is the latest "affordable gaming" laptop from Gateway, only it's not quite as affordable this time...

18 by Jarred Walton on 4/13/2009

Dell Studio XPS 16: the Eyes Have It

Dell's Studio XPS 16 is a stylish multimedia laptop with one standout feature: it has what is undoubtedly the best-looking laptop LCD we've used. But what about the rest...

79 by Jarred Walton on 4/2/2009

Toshiba X305-Q725: Quad-Core Gaming Notebook

We put Toshiba's recently updated version of their X305 through its paces. Offering a quad-core mobile CPU, SSD+HDD, and a 9800M GTX, there's plenty of performance packed into this...

33 by Jarred Walton on 3/11/2009

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