HP this morning is introducing its new flagship 13.3-inch convertible laptop, which the company is calling the Elite Dragonfly. The Project Athena-class laptop is designed to check all of the boxes for a high-end, compact laptop, offering premium features, a very low weight, and most interesting of all, an optional high-capacity battery that HP claims will run the laptop for over 24 hours.
The HP Elite Dragonfly notebook comes in a CNC-machined magnesium alloy chassis, which has allowed HP to reduce its weight to around 990 grams (in case of the low-weight SKU with a 38 Wh battery) and maintain a 1.61 cm z-height. According to HP, the chassis also meets the durability requirements for the MIL-STD 810G standard (including spill resistance), so it looks...
Gigabyte had all of their current generation notebooks on display, which you can see in the images below, but while many of them are interesting in their own right...
Jarred Walton on 1/7/2014
MSI had all of their latest notebooks on display, along with some upcoming models that feature new designs and hardware. Most of the hardware and design elements remain the...
Jarred Walton on 1/6/2014
MSI is taking a page out of Razer's design playbook (in turn cribbing liberally from Apple's), but as it turns out, they may have beaten Razer at their own...
Dustin Sklavos on 12/30/2013
We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops...
Jarred Walton on 11/29/2013
Over the past decade, we've seen a dramatic slowing in the rate of performance increases on PCs and laptops. Where it was typical to see a doubling in performance...
Jarred Walton on 11/28/2013
Today MSI unveiled their latest notebook line of notebooks, the GP series designed for mobile productivity, entertainment, and gaming. For those not keeping track, that means MSI now has...
Jarred Walton on 9/30/2013
We're seated and inside at Microsoft's Surface event in New York City, where Microsoft will hopefully announce the upcoming Surface RT and Pro successors. We'll be live blogging away inside.
Brian Klug on 9/23/2013
Alienware's deluxe model benefits the most from the refresh.
Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2013
One of the interesting trends of late has been the slow trickle of features which originated in the mobile space over to the more traditional notebook and desktop PC...
Brian Klug on 9/9/2013
Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...
Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013
Prior to the Haswell generation, the Alienware M17x was the gaming notebook to get. The new Alienware 17 has a fresh coat of paint and a new moniker, but...
Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2013
Over the last decade or so, Clevo has been one of the more enduring notebook original design manufacturers, particularly when it comes to gaming and workstation-centric desktop replacements. I’m...
Vivek Gowri on 9/2/2013
Two months after the Haswell and GTX 780M launch and there’s still some question as to what sort of performance you can expect. With the Mythlogic Pollux 1613 (aka...
Jarred Walton on 8/30/2013
There’s a careful balancing act that needs to be maintained when putting together any system. Cooling requirements need to be kept in check by size constraints, performance ties into...
Jarred Walton on 8/24/2013
We regularly get asked for opinions on what product is “best” for a certain use case. Naturally, what makes a product perfect for one user may not matter much...
Jarred Walton on 8/23/2013
What happens when you rethink everything concerning the traditional notebook and try to come up with something newer and hopefully better? Earlier this year, Acer released the Aspire R7...
Jarred Walton on 8/15/2013
Apple launched their new Haswell based MacBook Air laptops last month, and we started our reviews with the MacBook Air 13. Today we have the review of it's smaller...
Vivek Gowri on 8/9/2013
A couple of weeks ago I attended a press event for the Intel Experience tour in London, hosted by Intel UK. Aside from the usual array of Ivy...
Ian Cutress on 7/29/2013
With Intel’s Haswell launch officially behind us, we’re getting a steady stream of new notebooks and laptops that have been updated with the latest processors and GPUs. MSI sent...
Jarred Walton on 7/16/2013
With the summer now half over, all of the major OEMs are beginning to launch their back-to-school lineups. Acer just sent word that they have a new model available...
Jarred Walton on 7/10/2013