Notebooks

Lenovo has introduced its second-generation ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation. The new 15.6-inch laptop promises to be faster than its predecessor launched last year because of the new CPU and GPU, yet it will use a new carbon fiber chassis that is actually thinner and slightly lighter. Lenovo’s ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 is based on Intel’s 9th Gen Core or Xeon processor that is paired with up to 64 GB DDR4 memory with or without ECC (up to two SO-DIMMs), NVIDIA’s Quadro T1000 or Quadro T2000 graphics on higher-end SKUs, and up to two M.2 SSDs (featuring up to 4 TB of NAND in total) with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface and working in RAID 0 or RAID 1 mode. Just like in case of the...

Alienware Rolls Out Thin & Powerful m15 Laptop: Coffee Lake & GTX 1070 Plus 4K

Bringing together performance, style, and portability is always a challenge, but it looks like Dell’s Alienware is on the right track with its m15 laptop. The Alienware m15 notebook...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

Lenovo Japan on Thursday said that it would begin selling its ThinkPad A285 laptop on September 21. The mobile PC is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks based...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

Acer Shows Off Triton 900: 17-Inch Convertible Gaming Laptop

Acer last week demonstrated its upcoming ultra-high-end convertible gaming laptop. The Predator Triton 900 notebook is the first high-end mobile PC that uses a convertible form-factor; previously Acer only...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/7/2018

Lenovo Reveals Yoga C930 Convertible: 13.9-Inch LCD with Dolby Vision, 8th Gen Core i7

Lenovo has introduced its new Yoga C930 convertible notebook. Just like last year’s Yoga 920 PC, the new generation Yoga laptop is based on Intel’s 8th Gen Core i-series...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

Lenovo's Halo: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Announced

Lenovo on Thursday introduced its ultra-thin ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop aimed at business users who are also interested in gaming and multimedia applications. The new notebook has a 15.6-inch...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

Acer’s 14-Inch Swift 3 Gets Whiskey Lake-U CPU, GeForce MX150, Goes on a Diet

In addition to launching its ultra-portable 13.3-inch Swift 3 laptops, Acer also introduced revamped versions of its more traditional 14-inch Swift 3 notebooks on Wednesday. The new mobile PCs...

9 by Anton Shilov on 8/30/2018

Acer’s Swift 3 Laptop Gets 13.3-Inch Display, Slimmer Chassis, LTE Modem

Acer on Wednesday introduced its most portable Swift 3-branded laptop to date. The new Swift 3 notebook features a 13.3-inch display and uses a thinner & lighter chassis than...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Launches Lightest Ever 15-inch Notebook: Swift 5 at 990 grams / 2.2 lbs

Everyone loves the lack of weight. Carting around a trade show, at least for me, helps the less I’m carrying, and so my work device has transitioned from a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

IFA 2018: Next@Acer Live Blog (10:30am CEST, 8:30am UTC)

The first official press event this year at IFA 2018 is Acer. We're expecting a glut of Whiskey Lake notebooks, plus a few extras about Predator.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Dell Refreshes XPS 13 2-in-1: Amber Lake 5W CPUs with Thunderbolt 3

Dell on Wednesday upgraded its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible laptops with Intel’s latest codenamed Amber Lake-Y processors. The new systems retained chassis and displays used on the previous-generation XPS...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Unveils Precision 2-in-1 5530 Workstation: 15.6-inch Kaby Lake-G with Pro WX

Dell on Wednesday introduced its first convertible mobile workstation, the Precision 2-in-1 5530. The new system is based on Intel’s newly introduced Kaby Lake-G processors with Radeon Pro WX...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Adds Per-Key LED Lighting to Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 Laptops

Dell has introduced new versions of its Alienware 15 R4 and Alienware 17 R5 gaming notebooks, which now feature new keyboards with customizable per-key lighting. The systems rely on...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2018

Intel 15 Watt Whiskey Lake CPU Specs Disclosed Early: i7-8565U, i5-8265U, & i3-8145U

As the formal launch of Intel’s new codenamed Whiskey Lake-U processors approaches, it is seemingly inevitable that their model numbers and specifications will get published by OEMs ahead of...

40 by Anton Shilov on 8/9/2018

Origin PC Launches EVO17-S ‘Thin-and-Light’ 17-Inch Laptop with Intel Core i9

In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDs

Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling

On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2018

Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

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...

20 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2018

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) and S15 (S530): Mid-Range Options

At its Computex press conference in Taipei, Asus announced its new VivoBook S14 and S15 notebooks with quad-core processors, minimal bezels and fun colors that are far more vivid...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Honor’s Thin-and-Light MagicBook with AMD Ryzen Mobile Listed

A Chinese retailer has started to list Honor’s MagicBook laptop based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor. The thin-and-light notebook looks similar to the Intel-based MagicBook launched in April and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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