Notebooks

Among the many manufacturers launching new or updated laptops this week alongside the release of Intel's new Comet Lake processors is MSI. This week the company is introducing its new compact Prestige 14 and Prestige 15 laptops, which feature Intel’s 10th gen Core CPUs, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs, and a factory-calibrated 4K display. The notebooks are aimed at power users running multiple threads at once – such as content creators and photographers – particularly with the machines' top-end hex-core configurations. MSI’s Prestige 14 and 15 laptops are based on Intel’s 10th generation Core "Comet Lake-U" processors, which come with up to six CPU cores. Accompanying the CPUs at the high-end is NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 in Max-Q design configuration. Officially, MSI labels this as...

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...

10 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...

25 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...

1 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

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Acer Predator Helios 300 SE: White and Gold Gaming Laptop

Acer has announced its new 15.6-inch gaming laptop that brings together performance and style. The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition uses Intel’s latest six-core processors as well as NVIDIA’s...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2018

Acer Unleashes Predator Helios 500 Gaming Notebook: Up to Core i9+, GTX 1070

Acer on Wednesday introduced its new 17.3-inch gaming notebooks based on Intel’s 8th Gen Core processors. Dubbed the Predator Helios 500, these notebooks feature Intel's latest hex-core Coffee Lake...

10 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Convertible: Quad-Core CPU, 700-Nits LCD, 18 Hrs

HP has announced its new high-end 13.3-inch convertible aimed at demanding consumers, enterprises, and government agencies. The third-generation EliteBook x360 1030 hybrid notebook got more compact yet more powerful...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

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