Notebooks

One of the more interesting laptop designs to come out of the Computex week was from Acer: its new Predator Helios 300 Special Edition was an eclectic mix of white and gold that made it stand out from the swathe of standard black and red looking gaming machines being announced and on the market. We had a recent chance to spend some time with the unit at an Acer UK event. So to begin, the unit in front of me was a Core i5-8300H model with a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display with a GTX 1060 inside. The unit looks great, if you like white and gold, and it will be interesting to see how the white stands up to repeated use and cleaning. We were...

Samsung Odyssey Z Gaming Notebook: Going For Gamers with 8th Gen and Max-Q

Samsung this week introduced its latest laptop designed primarily for gamers. The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z will be based on Intel’s Core i7 processors with six cores as...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: 15.6-inch, Up to Core i7, GTX 1050 Ti, From $749

Acer has announced a new version of its Nitro 5 laptop this week. The new variants will be powered by Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-H processors, and can use NVIDIA’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

ASUS Launches ROG Zephyrus M (GM501): A More Traditional Flagship Gaming Notebook

ASUS this week introduced its a second laptop under its flagship ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook brand. Dubbed the Zephyrus M (GM501) the new laptop is a slightly more straight-laced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

Digital Storm Equinox: 15.6-inch 1080p144 with Core i7 and GTX 1070 Max-Q

Along with Intel’s latest CPUs for notebooks, Digital Storm on Tuesday is introducing a new high-performance laptop for the thin form-factor market, the Equinox. The botique vendor's latest looker...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

GIGABYTE Updates Aero 15: Six-Cores, GTX 1070, 1080p, 144 Hz, 5mm Bezel, $2300

Among the many laptops getting refreshed this morning, GIGABYTE has introduced upgraded versions of its Aero 15-series gaming laptops. The new notebooks retain a relatively compact form-factor, but feature...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

Dell's Spring Range: New 8th Gen Alienware, Laptops, and Monitors

Inspiron All-in-Ones On the desktop side of matters, Dell has announced updates to the entire range of its popular Inspiron All-in-One desktop line, starting from its cost effective 22 &...

33 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 4/3/2018

Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2018

Xiaomi Announces 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop: Mid-Specs with Aggressive Pricing

Chinese brand Xiaomi this week announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop, its first endeavor into the gaming side of laptops. The 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p gaming laptop will offer up...

18 by Joe Shields on 3/29/2018

Matebook X Pro (2018): Huawei’s Flagship Laptop Upgrade

BARCELONA, ESP – The headline of Huawei’s launch program at Mobile World Congress is not a smartphone, but a laptop. Over the last two years Huawei has introduced itself...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

HP’s Snapdragon 835-Based Envy X2 2-in-1 Available for Pre-Order, Starts at $999

HP has started to take pre-orders on its new Envy X2 2-in-1 notebook based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and Windows 10 S. The 12.3” device is designed as...

42 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

Panasonic Unveils Let’s Note SV7: 12.1-Inch, Quad-Core CPU, TB3, ODD, 21 Hrs, 2.4 Lbs

Panasonic has upgraded its 12.1-inch series laptops with Intel’s quad-core 8th Generation Core i5/i7 CPUs. The new Panasonic Let’s Note CF-SV7-series notebooks are the only ultra-compact PCs to feature...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2018

VAIO S Laptops Updated With 8th Gen Core CPUs & TruePerformance to Prolong Turbo Time

VAIO has updated its popular 13-inch VAIO S laptops sold in the U.S. with Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core i5/i7 processors featuring four cores. Besides new CPUs, the systems...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2018

Lenovo Recalls Some ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops Due to Potential Overheating

Lenovo this week has began a voluntarily recall of some of its 5th Generation (Kaby Lake, Intel 7000-series) ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks because of an unfastened screw that can...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2018

HP Announces Updated Elitebook 800 G5 series and ZBook 14U/15U Laptops

HP has announced today updates to its Elitebook and Zbook lines, with an aim to 'bring premium experiences and features to the mainstream'. Ultimately, it comes down to a...

10 by Joe Shields on 2/7/2018

NEC 2018 LaVie Note Mobile: Fanless 12.5” Core i7 with 12hr Battery, Under 2 Lbs

This month, NEC has introduced its first 2018 LaVie notebook: The LaVie Note Mobile. The LaVie line is known due to its design philosophy of being lightweight: when we...

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2018

Razer at CES 2018: Project Linda, Two Minutes Hands-On

At the start of CES, Razer announced Project Linda: a clamshell accessory for the Razer Phone that turns the smartphone into an Android-based laptop. The idea is that the...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

The ASUS NovaGo: Two Minutes with Snapdragon 835 and Windows

LAS VEGAS, NV – Late last year, at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Event in Hawaii, we had the formal introduction of the first devices that were using the new Windows...

76 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2018

Acer Unveils Nitro 5: 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen Mobile & Radeon RX560

LAS VEGAS, NV — Acer this week announced its first modern laptop that uses an AMD processor and an AMD Radeon discrete graphics chip. The Nitro 5 is a...

18 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2018

Acer’s New Swift 7 Gets 14-inch Display, LTE Modem, Becomes Thinner & Pricier

LAS VEGAS, NV — Just a little over a year ago Acer started selling its original Swift 7 laptop that was thinner than one centimeter, yet packed quite a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2018

Razer Unveils Project Linda: Turning the Razer Phone into an Android Laptop

LAS VEGAS, NV — As part of their announcements today, Razer is lifting the lid on one of its internal projects. Like other previous Razer prototype developments that get...

9 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2018

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