The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

T-Mobile Announces Test Drive, A Free Trial for a Week

Today, T-Mobile announced that they have already rolled out wideband LTE to 16 markets and VoLTE to 15 markets, with 100 million people currently covered by the 15 VoLTE...

9 by Joshua Ho on 6/18/2014

Qualcomm Atheros Launches FSM90xx SoCs for LTE Neighborhood & SMB Small Cells

Today, Qualcomm Atheros is announcing a new line of SoCs targeted at residential deployments, along with small and medium business. The FSM90xx line is similar in purpose to the...

0 by Joshua Ho on 6/11/2014

Liveblogging with the Surface Pro 3

While we don’t have the full Surface Pro 3 review up yet, I’d figure that it’s worth posting some thoughts on it. For those that didn’t follow our WWDC...

35 by Joshua Ho on 6/4/2014

AMD Launches Mobile Kaveri APUs

A couple weeks back, AMD briefed us on their upcoming mobile Kaveri APUs. We've known for a while that mobile Kaveri was coming, and after five months the wait...

125 by Jarred Walton on 6/4/2014

VESA Releases DockPort Specification

With Computex now in full swing this week has and will continue to be a flurry of product and standard announcements. To that end and kicking off their Tuesday...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2014

Computex 2014: The ASUS Zenbook NX500, a 4K/UHD 15.6” Ultrabook

Last year at Computex we were excited by all the news revolving around 4K/UHD monitors coming to market. At that time I believe we were discussing 32” panels...

15 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

Toshiba Launches Six New Intel Tablets and Laptops, Including $110 Android Tablet

Today Toshiba announced a suite of six new Intel powered tablets and laptops, ranging from an ultra-affordable Android Tablet to a Yoga like Ultrabook. Excite Go Starting with the first tablet...

17 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2014

AMD Publishes Mobile Kaveri Specifications

In an unexpected (and likely erroneous) move, AMD has published the specifications for their forthcoming mobile Kaveri APUs on their website this morning (scroll down and click on Model...

36 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2014

SIM Card Adapters Reviewed

A few weeks ago, I was genuinely questioning what SIM adapter I should buy. After all, while a SIM adapter is generally cheap and also a relatively simple product...

24 by Joshua Ho on 5/24/2014

More Chromebooks Announced: ASUS C200 and C300 from $250

Today seems to be Chromebook announcement day. After Lenovo earlier, ASUS has jumped into the scene with two new models using Intel Bay Trail-M processors. The 11.6-inch C200 and...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/6/2014

Lenovo’s First Consumer Chromebook: N20 and N20p for $279 to $329

Chromebooks still sit at number two and three on Amazon’s best-selling laptop computer range, as well as 1-6 in the highest rated section, so it would make sense for...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/6/2014

Running an NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Over Thunderbolt 2

A common issue for laptop users is the lack of GPU power. Even the fastest mobile GPUs, in SLI or Crossfire cannot reach the echelons of performance of a...

62 by Kristian Vättö on 5/4/2014

Acer Announces Aspire Switch 10

Acer took the wraps off of a new product today – the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This is a new take on the two in one for Acer, offering...

30 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2014

MSI GT70 Review: GTX 880M Edition

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...

61 by Jarred Walton on 4/16/2014

NVIDIA GeForce Experience 2.0: Remote GameStream and Notebook Support

Coinciding with today’s launch of the R337 driver, NVIDIA has also updated their GeForce Experience (GFE) software to version 2.0. The updated beta drivers are available for notebooks as...

27 by Jarred Walton on 4/7/2014

Dell Announces Latitude Rugged Extreme 12 and 14 Laptops

We don’t really give much coverage to the rugged device category, but it’s at least somewhat cool see what companies can do when they want something that can withstand...

20 by Jarred Walton on 4/2/2014

Dell XPS 15 QHD+: Revisiting the LCD Results

When I posted the review of the Dell XPS 15 last week, the display was one of the highlights, though not without problems. The biggest issue of course is...

32 by Jarred Walton on 3/20/2014

Razer Announces the New Razer Blade: 14” QHD+ with GTX 870M

Gaming based laptops have boomed in recent months and quarters. There are plenty of companies getting their feet wet and some are trying to push the limits. QHD+ is...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2014

NVIDIA’s GeForce 800M Lineup for Laptops and Battery Boost

Last month NVIDIA launched the first of many Maxwell parts to come with the desktop GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which brought a new architecture to NVIDIA’s parts...

91 by Jarred Walton on 3/12/2014

Dell introduces the Precision M2800, Entry Level ISV-Certified Mobile Workstation

“Mobile Workstation” always triggers an ambivalent feeling in my brain. Workstation means performance and reliability, whereas a mobile part suggests compromise for the added benefit of portability. Both of...

31 by Ian Cutress on 3/8/2014

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