MSI has had the same core designs for several of their high-end laptops for at least a couple years now; specifically we’re talking about the GT60 and GT70 series. There have been updates and tweaks to the internal components, but the chassis remain largely the same as before – for better or for worse. The latest update brings NVIDIA’s new GTX 800M parts into the picture, and today we have the GT70 equipped with the top-of-the-line GTX 880M. What sort of performance increase does the new GPU bring, and what about Battery Boost? Read on for our full review.

NVIDIA 331.82 Game Ready WHQL Drivers Available

Just in time for the release of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals, NVIDIA has an updated driver available. The 331.82 driver builds on the...

14 by Jarred Walton on 11/19/2013

Humble Weekly: bitComposer

Another week, another sale, this time from a name that some might not immediately recognize: bitComposer. Which isn’t to say that I don’t recognize quite a few of their...

2 by Jarred Walton on 11/15/2013

Humble Bundle Launches the Humble Store

I’ve been a big fan of the Humble Bundle since it first showed up several years ago. I haven’t purchased every single bundle (often simply because I missed hearing...

9 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2013

Ode to Wasteland

I’ve been covering some gaming stuff more of late, branching out from my laptop reviews to look at the various Humble Bundle offerings and a few other titles. I’ve...

21 by Jarred Walton on 11/8/2013

Humble Weekly: Pointing and Clicking with Daedalic Entertainment

Let me start with a couple disclaimers before I get into the meat of this week’s Humble Weekly Sale. First, I grew up back in the time when we...

10 by Jarred Walton on 11/7/2013

Humble Bundle: Batman Edition

I’ll be honest with you: there are a lot of games we’ve used as benchmarks that I haven’t quite finished, and some that I hardly even play. So when...

13 by Jarred Walton on 11/5/2013

Humble Weekly: Team17 Worms, Frogs, and Aliens (Oh My!)

The Humble Android 7 sale has come to a close, with over 200,000 people joining up to the tune of more than $1.2 million. I missed the last couple...

9 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2013

iBUYPOWER Releases M8 Mini-ITX Gaming System

iBUYPOWER is no stranger to these parts; we reviewed a few of their desktop and laptop systems over the years. They're now one of the larger boutique PC vendors...

36 by Jarred Walton on 10/25/2013

Humble Bundle with Android #7 (Updated)

In the latest edition of the Humble Bundle, there’s another collection of fairly popular games available. As usual, you unlock the core set of games with any donation of...

13 by Jarred Walton on 10/15/2013

Valve Video Demo of Steam Controller

Some of you may be tired of the SteamOS/Steam Machine/Steam Controller news posts, but Valve’s foray into the living room is set to potentially change the way many people...

23 by Jarred Walton on 10/12/2013

Radeon GPUs Confirmed for Retail Steam Machines

Last week Valve posted the specs for their prototype Steam Machines, and we noted at the time that all of the prototypes were using Intel CPUs with NVIDIA GPUs...

55 by Jarred Walton on 10/11/2013

The Humble Weekly: Nordic Games

Looking for some more "oldies but goodies" to pass your time? The Humble Bundle has a new weekly sale up, and as usual it's $1 minimum to get the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 10/3/2013

Choosing a Gaming CPU October 2013: i7-4960X, i5-4670K, Nehalem and Intel Update

Back in April we launched our first set of benchmarks relating to which CPU we should choose for gaming. To that list we now add results from several...

137 by Ian Cutress on 10/3/2013

Gigabyte P34G First Impressions: A Thin and Light Gaming Notebook

Over the course of a year, we look at a lot of devices and hardware; while it may require a lot of effort to publish a full review on...

61 by Jarred Walton on 10/1/2013

MSI Unveils GP Series Notebooks: GP60 and GP70

Today MSI unveiled their latest notebook line of notebooks, the GP series designed for mobile productivity, entertainment, and gaming. For those not keeping track, that means MSI now has...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/30/2013

Analyzing Valve’s SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller Announcements

In 2012, Valve released an update to their Steam platform called Big Picture, which essentially consisted of a new user interface tailored towards the needs of the living room...

77 by Jarred Walton on 9/28/2013

Humble’s Weekly Sale: Kalypso Media

So let me first start this post with a question: who out there feels stuff like this is worthy of our/my coverage, and who thinks I should give it...

27 by Jarred Walton on 9/26/2013

Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware's deluxe model benefits the most from the refresh.

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2013

Analyzing the Price of Mobility: Desktops vs. Laptops

Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...

110 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013

Alienware 17 Gaming Notebook Review

Prior to the Haswell generation, the Alienware M17x was the gaming notebook to get. The new Alienware 17 has a fresh coat of paint and a new moniker, but...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2013

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