Laptops

The 1989 film Field of Dreams offers one of the most memorable quotes in movie history. “If you build it, he will come” was, of course, a reference to a baseball diamond in Iowa, but for AMD, this same quote (gender removed) also succeeds in defining AMD’s success over the last couple of generations. Once the realm of budget-conscious devices, AMD-based products are now the premium in the market and are sought after by consumers looking for the ultimate in performance. With the launch of the Zen 3 based Cezanne laptop processors, AMD now offers the most powerful laptop CPUs available. But that is only a single portion of a successful product. AMD is today announcing the launch of their latest graphics architecture, RDNA2...

Mobile Platform Wars: AMD vs. Intel

We've got a look at a couple of recent notebooks from the AMD and Intel camps. On AMD's side, we've got the latest Turion X2 TL-66 (and the older...

34 by Jarred Walton on 10/5/2007

Toshiba Satellite X205-S9359 Take Two: Displays and Drivers

Our initial look at the Toshiba Satellite X205 skipped over some items, like the LCD and DX10 gaming performance. We're back with the conclusion, which includes a closer...

8 by Jarred Walton on 9/6/2007

Toshiba Satellite X205-S9359: DX10 to go, please!

We've got Toshiba's latest gaming notebook, which includes NVIDIA's fastest current DX10 mobile GPU. But can the newcomer even beat the last generation DX9 GPUs, and does it matter?

13 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2007

Alienware Area-51 m9750: Power Gaming on the Go

Just how much gaming performance can you pack into a 17" notebook chassis? It seems Alienware was determined to find out.

27 by Jarred Walton on 8/24/2007

PC Club Enpower ENP660: Back to School

It's that time of year when students everywhere are returning to school after summer vacation. PC Club hopes to capitalize on that fact with their latest no-nonsense laptop.

11 by Jarred Walton on 8/14/2007

One Laptop Per Child: Charity, Prosperity, & Capitalism In The Developing World

The One Laptop Per Child organization is about to begin final production of their $100 laptop. Can they bring the information revolution to the developing world?

22 by Ryan Smith on 8/8/2007

Gateway E-155-C: A Lightweight Convertible

Gateway's new convertible tablet PC targets the thin and light sector of the mobile landscape. Is the result a delicious low-carb notebook, or is it merely less filling?

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/4/2007

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...

51 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

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