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.

Intel’s 2011 Investor Meeting - Intel’s Architecture Group: 14nm Airmont Atom In 2014

Today Intel is holding their annual investors meeting at their Santa Clara headquarters. In true Intel fashion it’s being treated as a big event (ed: it’s so big they...

63 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2011

CyberPower's X6-9300 and MSI's GT680R: Fighting for Your Mobile Gaming Dollar

Choosing a laptop can be a pretty confusing experience, because even if you have a good idea of what features and components you’d like, finding a laptop with them...

44 by Jarred Walton on 5/13/2011

Z68 SSD Caching with Corsair's F40 SandForce SSD

I have to admit that Intel's Z68 launch was somewhat anti-climactic for me. It was the chipset we all wanted when Sandy Bridge first arrived, but now four months...

81 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/13/2011

Intel's Silvermont: A New Atom Architecture

Brooke Crothers broke a very important story today - he published the name Silvermont. Atom's first incarnation came to us in 2008 as a Pentium-like dual-issue in-order microprocessor. The...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2011

DigitalStorm Enix: Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty Bitty Living Space

Just recently we had a chance to lay hands on SilverStone's FT03 enclosure, and it was impressive enough to earn a Bronze Editors' Choice award. It wasn't the quietest...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/12/2011

Intel Z68 Chipset & Smart Response Technology (SSD Caching) Review

The problem with Sandy Bridge was simple: if you wanted to use Intel's integrated graphics, you had to buy a motherboard based on an H-series chipset. Unfortunately, Intel's H-series...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2011

HP EliteBook 8460p: Everything But The Screen

Ever since getting to visit with HP back in February, we've been anxious to get one of their refreshed enterprise-class notebooks in house. The aluminum styling is such a...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/10/2011

HP Keeps The Notebooks Rolling Out

Every time I feel like I'm done posting about HP's hardware refreshes, they have another press conference and another announcement. Typically a constant stream of releases and conferences is...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/9/2011

Intel’s Roadmap: Ivy Bridge, Panther Point, and SSDs

Last week, we told you about Sandy Bridge-E and X79 chipset. Today, we have a lot of interesting news about other Intel products, including a look at the Ivy...

74 by Kristian Vättö on 5/6/2011

Apple's iMac: The First Z68 for Sale?

Yesterday Apple introduced its first Sandy Bridge based iMacs. Thanks to @siromega I was pointed at iFixit's teardown of the new 21.5-inch iMac, which pointed out that the new...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2011

Intel Announces first 22nm 3D Tri-Gate Transistors, Shipping in 2H 2011

Earlier this week Intel sent us a cryptic message: I wanted to invite you to an Intel press conference on Wednesday May 4th at 9:30am Pacific time. Intel will be...

81 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2011

CyberPower Xplorer X6-9100: Gamers Need Not Apply

As a matter of course we tend to spend a lot of time focusing on the gaming potential of the hardware we review. Boutique desktops get a lot of...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/4/2011

Dell Precision T1600: Workstation Class

We've spent a lot of time dissecting boutique gaming desktops, but there's another class of hardware that we only rarely get to discuss. Today that changes with the first...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/2/2011

Toshiba Satellite M645: The Steady March of Progress

Toshiba has spent the last half a decade carving out an interesting niche as a notebook manufacturer, with many consumer-grade notebooks that are ostensibly budget offerings but often feature...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/29/2011

Details on Intel’s Next Generation "Cedar Trail" Atom Platform

Last August in our Atom N550 article, we hinted that Intel will release their next generation Atom platform in mid-2011. As we mentioned in that article, the codename for...

43 by Kristian Vättö on 4/29/2011

Additional Details on Sandy Bridge-E Processors, X79, and LGA2011

The latest Intel roadmap has come out, and it's already being discussed elsewhere, so we're going to weigh in with our own analysis of the content as there's plenty...

67 by Kristian Vättö on 4/26/2011

Dell's New Mobile Workstations: These Are The Laptops You're Looking For

Having had the chance to check out Toshiba's and HP's impending enterprise-class notebooks, more and more I'm convinced spending up is the way to go when it comes to...

52 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/26/2011

Lenovo X1 Leaked: Sandy Bridge Gets Thin

Lenovo is taking another swing at the MacBook Air. Having discontinued their X300 ultraportable line, Lenovo seemed content to compete at the 11" and 12" form factor, without sitting...

47 by Jason Inofuentes on 4/25/2011

Nettop and Mini-ITX Buyer’s Guide

Most of our Buyer's Guides focus on full desktop builds, but what about something a little smaller? Perhaps you're looking for an inexpensive yet sufficiently powerful system to function...

101 by Zach Throckmorton on 4/22/2011

Dell XPS 15 L502x: Now with Sandy Bridge

One of our favorite mainstream notebooks last year was Dell’s XPS 15—provided you purchased the upgraded 1080p LCD. It managed to hit the market before talk of Sandy Bridge...

76 by Jarred Walton on 4/20/2011

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