Laptops

The PC gaming market has been pretty strong market over the last couple of years, and recent developments have pushed the boundaries again. With launches of virtual reality headsets, we’ve seen even notebook manufacturers getting prepared to drive these new devices, but it takes a lot of compute to do it. Manufacturers going after sales of gaming notebooks are going to be able to eke out better margins too, so it’s an area many of them focus on. But the typical gaming notebook is going to be quite expensive. A powerful mobile GPU, nice display, and good processor, are all going to add to the bill of materials. For those that want to get into the market for a gaming notebook, sometimes you don’t...

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Reveals the Surface Book

Pretty much since the original Surface was born, I, and many others, have wished that Microsoft would try their hands at a laptop computer. It’s not even that the...

113 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Announces the Surface Pro 4, from $900

Devices Day at Microsoft grows every year. We have seen the numerous Surface announcements come through the special event held in NYC, as well as the peripheral devices around...

93 by Ian Cutress on 10/6/2015

The Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: Broadwell Comes To Acer's Ultrabook

The last time we got a chance to try out the Acer Aspire S7, it was back in 2013. At the time it was a big step up from...

61 by Brett Howse on 10/5/2015

HP Announces New EliteBook Business Notebooks PCs with AMD PRO A-Series APUs

HP’s Elite lineup is targeted towards business and professional users, and today HP is announcing a big refresh of the lineup. One interesting twist is that HP has partnered...

47 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2015

LG Steps Into The Ultrabook Ring With the LG Gram Series

LG has announced several new Ultrabooks labelled under the Gram series. They are going for a very lightweight and portable design, hence the name. There will be two models...

39 by Brett Howse on 9/28/2015

Toshiba Refreshes The Chromebook 2 With Broadwell

Toshiba announced today that it has refreshed their Chromebook 2 model. The new version will be available with 5th generation Core i3 or Celeron processors. Thanks to the the...

15 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

ASUS Transformer Book Lineup Bolstered With T100HA and TP200SA Models

ASUS has been quite successful at trying to carve out a place in the tech sector by packing more into their lineup than the competitors. We saw that clearly...

31 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Display and Battery Life in the Razer Blade 14" 1080p (2015)

A few months ago, we reviewed the Razer Blade 14” (2015) which we found to be a great laptop for those that wanted something thin and light but could...

22 by Joshua Ho on 9/16/2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review: Bridging The Ultrabook

Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup needs almost no introduction, being one of the most well known business lineups around. The T series has been around for what seems like forever, and...

107 by Brett Howse on 9/15/2015

Acer Refreshes Predator Gaming Lineup With Skylake And Windows 10 At IFA

Acer is also taking the opportunity of the timing of the IFA trade show in Berlin to announce updates to many of their notebook computers. As is the theme...

21 by Brett Howse on 9/3/2015

Toshiba Announces UHD Satellite Radius 12, Satellite Radius 14, And Satellite Click 10 PCs At IFA

Toshiba announced a trio of convertible notebooks today. The two Satellite devices offer a 360° hinge, and the third device is the Satellite Click 10 which is a tablet...

13 by Brett Howse on 9/3/2015

Lenovo Launches Ideapad Y700 Touch Gaming Laptop, Y700 And Y900 Gaming Desktops, And Accessories

Lenovo has been busy at IFA 2015. They refreshed their consumer PC lineup, announced some ThinkPads, and are now announcing some updates to their gaming lineup. The Lenovo Y...

4 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2015

ASUS Refreshes ROG Laptops With G752 and Liquid Cooled GX700 Series

Today at IFA ASUS is announcing some of its fall laptop lineup. As with the other vendors, they have been waiting on Windows 10 which launched at the end...

28 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2015

Lenovo Refreshes Ideapad Lineup With Windows 10, Skylake, and Carrizo

This week is the IFA conference, and while traditionally a mobile focused show, Microsoft’s recent launch of Windows 10 coupled with Intel’s launch of the new 6th generation Skylake...

26 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2015

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad Yoga 260 And 460 Models Plus ThinkCentre M900 Tiny SFF PC

In addition to the consumer PC refresh, Lenovo is updating and relaunching some of its business devices. The ThinkPad Yoga is the prosumer level version of the Yoga series...

14 by Brett Howse on 9/2/2015

Alienware Refreshes Lineup With Laptop Updates, And Liquid Cooled X51 Desktop

Today Alienware announced some refreshes to its lineup. On the laptop front, the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 notebooks have been updated, and the Alienware 18 notebook has made...

33 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2015

Lenovo Launches New P50 And P70 Mobile Workstations With First Mobile Xeon Chips

Today at the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Exhibition, Lenovo unveiled some new mobile workstations. The new ThinkPad P series are aimed at high-end professionals who need a lot of...

50 by Brett Howse on 8/10/2015

Intel Quietly Launches Mobile Xeons: Skylake Based E3-1500M v5

In a rather understated blog post, Intel made an interesting move at the end of last week by announcing that for the first time the Xeon platform is heading...

23 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2015

Acer Announces Ultra Low Cost Cloudbooks With Windows 10 Home

Today Acer is launching a new line of low cost notebooks, which are branded as Acer Aspire One Cloudbooks. There will be an 11.6-inch model, and a 14-inch model...

45 by Brett Howse on 8/4/2015

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