Notebooks

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 experimented with entry-level and mid-range convertible gaming laptops. The Acer Predator Triton 900 comes with a 17-inch display featuring an Ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution that supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync dynamic refresh rate, but the manufacturer does not disclose ranges of the latter. The LCD is attached to a CNC-machined hinge that can flip it into various modes, including laptop and tablet. Just like its predecessor, the Predator Triton 700, the new notebook places its programmable mechanical keyboard in a rather unorthodox location in order to enable better cooling for high-TDP components while retaining a relatively low z-height. Meanwhile, the...

Lenovo’s Yoga Book Convertible Scraps Physical Keyboard in Favor of Touch-Sensitive Surface

At IFA trade show in Berlin, Lenovo announced its latest addition to the Yoga product line, the Yoga Book convertible laptop that replaces physical keyboard with a large touchpad...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/1/2016

Acer Predator 21 X: Notebook with Curved Display, Kaby Lake and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI

As part of the IFA event this week in Berlin, Acer is announcing its Predator 21 X, the industry’s first desktop replacement notebook with a curved display. The laptop...

28 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2016

Acer Announces new Swift brand of Ultrathin Notebooks with Kaby Lake SoCs

As we reported on the Kaby Lake launch last week as Intel’s newest generation of processors focusing on thin and light notebooks as well as convertables, tablets and mini-PCs...

21 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2016

IFA 2016: Acer Press Event

We're at Acer's Press Event at IFA!

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2016

HP Announces EliteBook Laptops with On/Off Sure View Privacy Screens

On Thursday, HP introduced adjustable privacy screens for the EliteBook 840 as well as the EliteBook 1040 notebooks. These are aimed at business users concerned about visual hacking and...

43 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2016

Eurocom Sky E9E2 Laptop: Intel Core i7, Two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080/1070 GPUs in SLI, Optional 120 Hz Display Panel

Eurocom has released one of the world’s first laptops featuring two NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080/1070 GPUs, along with one of Intel’s latest Core i7 CPUs for good measure. The...

80 by Anton Shilov on 8/26/2016

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-Series for Notebooks Unveiled, Launching Today

Although no two GPU launches are ever exactly alike, I think this year’s launch of the FinFET generation GPUs really drives that point home. Over the last 3 months...

46 by Ryan Smith & Brett Howse on 8/16/2016

Xiaomi Unveils Mi Notebook Air, from $525

Today Xiaomi has introduced its first pair of notebooks and unvieled the Mi Notebook Air family. As the name suggests, these are aimed head first into Apple's Air line...

49 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2016

ASUS Unveils ZenBook Flip UX360CA: Ultra-Thin Convertible Laptop for $699

This week ASUS has introduced its ZenBook Flip UX360CA convertible notebooks, the company’s first ZenBook with 360° hinge based on the Skylake-based Intel Core M processor. The system sports...

29 by Anton Shilov on 7/8/2016

AMD Announces the 7th Generation APU: Excavator mk2 in Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge for Notebooks

The Carrizo SoC, using Excavator cores, was touted in the press as being the biggest upgrade to the base Bulldozer design since the introduction of Bulldozer itself. This was...

68 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

ASUS Readies ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

In the recent years, ASUS became one of the world’s largest supplier of gaming notebooks and gaming displays. Having obtained a lot of expertise in building monitors and laptops...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2016

GIGABYTE Aero 14: Thin Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and 10-Hour Battery Life

GIGABYTE has introduced its new Aero 14 gaming laptop, which weds a relatively thin form-factor with high-performance components such as an Intel Skylake-H CPU, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX...

33 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

Not to be outdone on the subject of 2-in-1s today, ASUS has announced a second 2-in-1 to complement the newly announced Transformer 3. Dubbed the Transformer 3 Pro, this...

22 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2016

Acer Unveils Switch V10 and Switch One 10: 2-in-1s for $199 - $249

Acer has introduced two new affordable 2-in-1 hybrid PCs ahead of Computex trade show. Both systems are based on Intel’s quad-core Atom processors, feature 10” multi-touch IPS displays and...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces the Transformer 3: Here’s a Kaby-Lake 2-in-1

One of the surprises of ASUS’ Zen press event today, aside from the surreal nature of the anthropomorphic Zenbo, was the first announcement of a Kaby Lake-based 2-in-1 device...

7 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

ASUS Announces the Zenbook 3: A Macbook Competitor with Core i7, 16GB DRAM and 1TB SSD

Computex is already a whirlwind of announcements even for day zero. At the ASUS Zenvolution press event today, the lid was lifted on the next generation of premium ASUS...

34 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Zenvolution Press Conference Live Blog

Another hour, another Computex Press Event! Billy and I are here, and we're expecting a lot of new Zen devices.

25 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

AMD Quietly Unveils Radeon M400 Series: Starting With Rebadges

As our long-time readers are keenly aware, the product cycles followed by PC OEMs and ODMs for their laptops and desktops are rarely perfectly in sync with the development...

49 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2016

Apple Refreshes MacBook with Skylake-based Core M and New Rose Gold Color

Today Apple has introduced its new generation of its MacBook laptops. On the specification sheets, this generation introduces Intel Skylake based Core m processors, updated integrated graphics, a faster...

106 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 4/19/2016

Intel Unveils New Low-Cost PC Platform: Apollo Lake with 14nm Goldmont Cores

This week, at IDF Shenzhen, Intel has formally introduced its Apollo Lake platform for the next generation of Atom-based notebook SoCs. The platform will feature a new x86 microarchitecture...

96 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

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