Notebooks

With the release of the first Ice Lake-U laptops, Intel has announced that there will be a badge/visual identifier for laptops that comply with Intel's Project Athena standard. The ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ label will be used for online listings, product pages, on in-store display systems, on packaging, and for demonstrations. Do note, however, that there won't be any ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ badges on actual notebooks. Apparently, neither Intel nor PC makers want to put badges on the chassis of premium computers (this itself typically being treated as a premium feature). Stylized like a medal, Intel’s ‘Engineered for Mobile Performance’ label indicates that a particular notebook meets Intel’s key experience indicators (KEI) for Athena laptops, which stipulate requirements for performance, features, and battery life...

A New Collection of HP Envy Convertible Laptops with Wooden Palmrests

On the opening day of Computex, HP introduced its first laptops and convertible notebooks featuring premium wooden inlays on their palmrests. The new HP Envy PCs will be available...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

Dell Updates Alienware m15 & m17 Gaming Laptops: New Chassis, New Processors, & Optional OLED Display

Built to strike a balance between performance, style and compact sizes, Dell’s Alienware m-series of gaming laptops were originally introduced last fall, and seem to have quickly risen in...

15 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

When Ice Matters: Dell Announces XPS 13 2-in-1 with Ice Lake-U

Being one of the most successful convertible laptops on the market, Dell’s 13-inch XPS 2-in-1 is something that seems to be good enough already. But with the help of...

50 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

Hands-On with Industry’s First 5G Laptop: A Lenovo with Qualcomm’s 8cx SoC and X55 Modem

Lenovo and Qualcomm introduced the world’s first laptop with an integrated 5G modem at Computex. The convertible notebook is based on Qualcomm’s latest platform for Windows 10 on Arm...

16 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/27/2019

NVIDIA Releases Quadro RTX, Quadro T, and Quadro P620/P520 GPUs for Notebooks

Along with today’s NVIDIA Studio branding announcement, NVIDIA is also using Computex to update their lineup of Quadro GPUs for notebooks and mobile workstations. Along with bringing some of...

5 by Ryan Smith on 5/27/2019

Apple Refreshes 13 & 15-Inch MacBook Pros for 2019: Adds 8-Core Intel CPUs & Revised Keyboard

Apple on Tuesday introduced refreshed versions of its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, updating the machines to use Intel's latest 8th and 9th Gen Core processors, as well...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/22/2019

HP's Omen X 2S 15: A Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop

Large displays as well as dual-monitor setups clearly improve productivity of office workers and creative professionals. Applying this to broader markets, HP thinks that gamers could also benefit from...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2019

Corning Unveils Astra Glass for 8K Monitors

Corning has introduced its new glass substrate that was developed specially for mid-to-large-size displays featuring a high pixel density. Corning’s Astra Glass takes into account not only high resolutions...

28 by Anton Shilov on 5/15/2019

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2: New CPU, GPU, OLED Display Option

Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop for performance demanding professionals. It comes equipped with a faster CPU and GPU when compared to the current generation 15.6-inch...

14 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2019

Lenovo's ThinkPad X395: A 13.3-Inch AMD Ryzen Pro-Based Ultraportable

Long one of AMD's closest and most eager laptop partners, Lenovo has introduced one of the industry’s first Ryzen Pro 3000-powered ultra-portable premium business laptops. The ThinkPad X395 features...

54 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Lenovo Readies New ThinkBook Family of Laptops

Lenovo is gearing up to launch a new series of notebooks aimed at mainstream users. The new ThinkBook laptops were recently showcased at a trade show in China and...

31 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2019

HP’s Endpoint Security Controller: More Details About A New Chip in HP Notebooks

One of HP’s key announcements this spring was its revamped security initiative for PCs that includes hardware, software, and deep learning-based approaches. The software and DL parts of the...

32 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2019

Razer Launches the New Blade Pro 17: i7-9750H and RTX 2080 Max-Q

Razer has introduced its redesigned Blade Pro 17 laptop aimed at gamers and prosumers. It gains performance when compared to its predecessor, yet is considerably more compact and lightweight...

26 by Anton Shilov on 4/24/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

Razer Expands Availability of Quartz Pink Blade Stealth 13 Laptop & Peripherals

Modern users tend to be very different and demand unique lifestyle devices with a distinctive design. To address certain audiences, companies need to take rather extraordinary measures and introduce...

14 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2019

New HP ZBook 14u & ZBook 15u Portable Workstations

HP has introduced its new ZBook 14u G6 and ZBook 15u G6 mobile workstations. The new laptops use the same chassis as 14-inch and 15.6-inch ZBook machines introduced a...

1 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2019

HP’s Security Push: Sure Sense & Endpoint Security Controller

Antivirus software is getting more robust, but so does malware. In a bid to make its PCs more secure, HP is introducing a set of hardware and software-based methods...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2019

Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors

Acer has introduced its brand-new series of gaming laptops aimed at casual gamers. The Nitro 7 notebooks combine performance, a 15.6-inch display with 144 Hz maximum refresh rate, a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2019

Huawei Readies Windows 10 Laptop Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

Being a relatively new maker of laptops, Huawei is trying to address high-end and niche markets to gain share, avoid direct competition with numerous rivals at the same time...

39 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Firefox Beta for Native Windows on Snapdragon Now Available

This morning we received word that Qualcomm and Mozilla have succeeded in creating a native build of Firefox that is now available to Windows on Snapdragon users. The version...

5 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2019

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