I’m still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea and became a real thing. Perhaps it was Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, which came out as an x86 Core architecture tablet that was finally thin enough to no longer be an awkward laptop without an attached keyboard. Or maybe it was the more recent release of Intel’s Core M family of CPUs, which brought the Core architecture to a sub-5W design for the first time while making the overall SoC thinner than ever before. But either way you cut it, the line between tablets and laptops is blurrier than ever before. The performance of tablets is...

Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell launched the 2015 version of their XPS 13 at CES in January, and it made a big impression because of something that was very small. The first thing...

195 by Brett Howse on 2/19/2015

Dell Updates Education Solutions with New Chromebook 11, Latitude 11, and Venue 10/10 Pro Offerings

Today Dell announced a collection of product updates with a focus on education, with the announcement of a new Chromebook 11, Dell Latitude 11 Education Series, and Venue 10...

23 by Jarred Walton on 2/12/2015

The 2015 Razer Blade Review

The 2013 Razer Blade was a great gaming system with a not so great display. For 2014, Razer outfitted the Blade with a Sharp IGZO 3200x1800 display, as well...

106 by Brett Howse on 2/11/2015

Toshiba Chromebook 2: A Feast for the Eyes

Chromebooks are often viewed as a low cost alternative to Windows laptops, and as such they are frequently a victim of the race to the bottom, where the manufacturers...

61 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2015

Eurocom Now Selling GPU Upgrades For Existing Laptops With GTX 980M and GTX 970M Options

Today Eurocom announced some interesting news. They are now selling new upgrade kits for existing laptops which feature a MXM 3.0b graphics card. This will let owners of older...

27 by Brett Howse on 2/10/2015

Razer Updates The Razer Blade With More RAM and GTX 970M

Today Razer took the wraps off of their updated version of the Blade. We took a look at the 2014 model last year, and found that it was a...

37 by Brett Howse on 2/3/2015

Dell Updates Ultrabook Thin M3800 Mobile Workstation With 4K Display

Today Dell is taking the wraps off of an updated version of the M3800 mobile workstation which first launched in November 2013. This is the first thin and light...

46 by Brett Howse on 1/27/2015

Interview at CES 2015: Eric Kuo and Sam Chern from MSI Notebooks

As part of a series of getting into the minds of those who run our industry, we were able to take the time at CES to interview two key...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/23/2015

Acer Chromebook 13: 1080p with Tegra K1

The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a...

71 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2015

Lenovo Updates ThinkPad 11e Series for Education

On the other end of the education spectrum from Acer’s new Chromebooks, today at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) Lenovo announced updates to their ThinkPad 11e series geared...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2015

Acer Announces Enhanced Durability Education Chromebooks

This morning coinciding with the FETC (Florida Education Technology Conference), Acer announced two new Chromebooks with enhanced durability targeted at education customers, the C740 and C910. Both feature reinforced...

3 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2015

Toshiba CES 2015 Booth Tour: Encore 2 Write, Portege Z20t, and More

Much like Samsung and Sony, touring the Toshiba booth turned up plenty of devices but not too many laptops – though I’d say out of the big consumer electronics...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/20/2015

Samsung CES Booth Tour: Tablets, Phones, and Core M ATIV Book 9

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Samsung’s booth is what they weren’t showing: laptops. They had exactly one laptop on display, the new ATIV Book 9 with Core M-5Y10c...

45 by Jarred Walton on 1/19/2015

Dell Latitude 12 5000 Series Review

Dell sells the Latitude line as business class notebooks, and the 5000 series that we received is the mainstream line for business. The Latitude 12 is the smallest model...

48 by Brett Howse on 1/19/2015

Origin PC Shows Off High-End Notebooks and the “Not-a-Steam-Machine” Omega

CES now over, which means for a lot of the editors we can finally sit down and write about some of the stuff we saw during the week. If...

33 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 965M

In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AORUS Notebooks Updated with New X5 and X3 Plus

If you think the rather subdued (some might even go so far as to say drab or boring) Gigabyte gaming notebooks aren’t for you, the company has their AORUS...

14 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Hands On with Gigabyte Notebooks at CES

One of the notebook vendors that I’ve been really interested in visiting is Gigabyte, as their P-series offerings look quite promising. Aesthetics are of course a rather subjective topic...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AMD Demonstrates Working Carrizo Laptop Prototype

In our visit with AMD we got to see something I wasn’t really expecting: a functioning Carrizo laptop. (Note that AMD wouldn't let us take pictures, but they did...

60 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Dell CES Hands On

We got a chance to gets some hands on time with the new Dell products yesterday. Likely the biggest announcement was the Dell XPS 13, with what Dell is...

19 by Brett Howse on 1/7/2015

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