Laptops

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a much more cyclical upgrade cycle, gaming laptops tend to evolve in lockstep with the major components inside them. For the gaming laptop market, this includes not only more powerful CPUs, but also more unique (for a laptop) components like discrete video cards, mechanical keyboards, and perhaps an IPS panel or high-refresh TN display. All of which come together to make a breed of laptop that is very different from the kinds of machines that define the mainstream and professional markets.

HP Recalls 50,000 Laptop Batteries Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

HP has initiated a voluntarily recall of a number of laptop batteries. These batteries are used inside various Envy, ProBook and ZBook notebooks over the past two years due...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2018

HP Announces the Latest Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebook 11 G6: Up to 7th Gen Quad Core Celeron

This year at 2018 CES, HP will be announcing a few new and updated products to their laptop lineup, displays, and other productivity-related items. In the days leading up...

5 by Joe Shields on 1/5/2018

Lenovo’s New ThinkPad Laptops Get Universal USB-C Power Adapters

Lenovo has announced that their 2018 ThinkPad laptops based on Intel’s 8th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs will get universal power adapters that use the USB Type-C connectors. The move...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2018

New Dell XPS 13: 4K (UHD) InfinityEdge Touch Screen, 8th Gen Intel, Rose Gold

Dell is releasing a few new items at CES 2018 starting with its brand new XPS 13 laptop today. Dell labels the XPS 13 as 'the smallest 13-inch on...

35 by Joe Shields on 1/4/2018

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch) Review: Second Time's The Charm

We finally have the successor. After a troubled launch in late 2015 of the original Surface Book, Microsoft seemed to drag their feet when it came to updating what...

119 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2017

More Ryzen Mobile: Acer Swift 3 with 2700U and 2500U Listed, From $750

Back at the Ryzen Mobile launch, AMD announced three primary partners with three devices: the HP Envy x360, the Acer Swift 3, and the Lenovo Ideapad 720S. At the...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2017

LG Gram 2018 Laptops Unveiled: Quad-Core i5/i7, TB3, ~2.2 Lbs, 22 Hrs

LG on Thursday formally announced its next-generation LG gram ultra-thin notebooks. The new laptops will be as sleek as their predecessors, but will get a more durable chassis, Intel’s...

46 by Anton Shilov on 12/15/2017

Samsung Announces New Notebook 9 Pen and Three New Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops

Just in time for, or before CES 2018, Samsung unveiled three new laptops in their Notebook 9 family, starting with the Notebook 9 Pen. The Pen is a 13.3-inch...

19 by Joe Shields on 12/15/2017

ASUS Announces the NovaGo (TP370): A Snapdragon 835 based Windows 10 PC

At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit today, alongside Qualcomm officially announcing the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform, several partners got up on stage to promote their upcoming wares. The...

36 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 On ARM: Always Connected PCs

This morning at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Microsoft’s EVP of Windows and Devices, Terry Myerson, is announcing the introduction of the first Windows 10 PCs to be...

59 by Brett Howse on 12/5/2017

NVIDIA Releases Maxwell-based GeForce MX130 & MX110 Mobile GPUs

Earlier this month, NVIDIA quietly released the Maxwell-based entry-level GeForce MX130 and MX110, joining the earlier Pascal-based MX150. The MX130 and MX110 product pages were later updated to specify...

27 by Nate Oh on 11/28/2017

ASUS Launches ROG Strix GL702ZC: 17.3-inch, Eight-Core AMD Ryzen 7, Radeon RX580

ASUS this week introduced the industry’s first gaming laptop powered by AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 1700 processor. The ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC-WB74 is a 17.3” desktop replacement machine that...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2017

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Review: A Convincing Case for Quad Core Thin & Light Laptops

ASUS is a company that doesn’t shy away from the latest technology, and with the new ZenBook 3 UX490UA, they’ve updated one of their thinnest and lightest machines to...

55 by Brett Howse on 11/22/2017

PNY Ships PREVAILPRO Mobile Workstations: NVIDIA Quadro with Max-Q, Core i7, Starting at $2,499

PNY recently started to ship its previously announced mobile workstations. The new PREVAILPRO machines are among the first portable workstations to use NVIDIA’s Max-Q design for Quadro GPUs to...

8 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2017

Lenovo Announces New ThinkStation P520/P520C and ThinkPad 52s: Up to 18 Core Xeon-W, Quadro Graphics

Today, Lenovo is announcing a new line of workstations under the ThinkStation P520 banner. Dubbed the ThinkStation P520 and ThinkStation P520C, the new workstations support Intel's new Xeon-W series...

26 by Joe Shields on 11/14/2017

Ryzen Mobile Now On Sale: HP’s ENVY X360

The biggest question when AMD formally launched its Ryzen Mobile platform was all about ‘when’. At the time AMD announced three primary partners and three systems, with the aim...

65 by Ian Cutress on 11/14/2017

ASUS Launches the Pre-Overclocked ROG G703: 17.3-inch, 144 Hz with G-Sync, i7-7820HK, GTX 1080

ASUS on Thursday launched its new ultra-high-end gaming laptop that combines an overclocked CPU with a 17.3” display featuring a 144 Hz refresh rate. The ASUS ROG G703 (aka...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/3/2017

Microsoft Officially Unveils The Surface Pro With LTE

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the next generation of their popular Surface Pro, and at the launch event, a new LTE model was also announced, but without a release...

18 by Brett Howse on 10/31/2017

AMD's Progress on Its 25x20 Goal: The Task Ahead

When AMD announced it was creating the new high-performance Zen core, they set a lofty goal. They wanted to produce products that offered 25x the relative efficiency (performance per...

20 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2017

HP Announces ENVY x360 15 With Ryzen Mobile

As part of the launch for the new Ryzen Mobile platform from AMD, HP is today announcing a refresh of their HP ENVY x360 15-inch laptop which features the...

43 by Brett Howse on 10/26/2017

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