Laptops

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 a comeback. The X51 Desktop is also refreshed, and can now be used with the same Alienware Graphics Amplifier that was available for the notebooks. Alienware 15 with Graphics Amplifier Starting with the laptops, the line was refreshed with the graphics amplifier as an option almost a year ago already, and the company says the new models have over 20 updates on tap. This includes USB Type-C ports for USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 capabilities. Each of the laptops offers a different choice of processors, with the smallest of the bunch being outfitted with the 5th generation...

Intel Releases Broadwell-U: New SKUs, up to 48 EUs and Iris 6100

As part of the CES cavalcade of announcements, after launching Core-M back in September, Intel is formally releasing their next element of the 14 nanometer story: Broadwell-U. As the...

85 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad Broadwell Updates for T550, T450s, E550, E450, and L450

Wrapping up the ThinkPad updates for now, Lenovo also announced the T550, T450s, E550, E450, and L450 today. As with the X1 Carbon and X250, these replace the previous...

29 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X250

There’s a theme with the Lenovo updates being announced today: in most cases, the new models are similar to the previous generation, only now with Intel’s Broadwell-U processors in...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Broadwell Version

Lenovo has a whole slew of announcements coming out over the next few days, but let’s start at the top with the updated X1 Carbon. The latest iteration upgrades...

25 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI WS60 and WT70 Mobile Workstations

Wrapping up the MSI Notebooks coverage, also on display at MSI’s suite were a couple of their latest mobile workstations. These are lower volume parts and basically take their...

0 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI GT80 Titan: Full Specs Revealed

Last year, MSI teased us with some images of their upcoming GT80 Titan notebook, an 18.4” gaming behemoth with support for SLI GPUs and a full Cherry MX mechanical...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Announces GS30 Shadow Laptop and GPU Expansion Dock

One of the very interesting looking laptops from MSI is their upcoming GS30, which carries on the thin and light theme of the GS series but extends that down...

40 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Unveils GE62 and GE72 Apache Notebooks

After reviewing the GT72 Dominator Pro last year, I wondered how long it would take to see some of the updated industrial design elements make their way into other...

1 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Acer Announces First 15” Chromebook, with a Broadwell Processor

CES officially starts this week, which means announcements are going to start pouring out. Every year it seems the pre-CES stuff starts earlier, and for 2015 Acer is kicking...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014

High-End Laptop Recommendations Our holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream...

85 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2014

HP Stream 11 Review: A New Take On Low Cost Computing

The low cost Windows laptop world has been a rather frustrating experience over the last several years. Manufacturers created big, bulky designs packed with low resolution TN displays and...

58 by Brett Howse on 12/17/2014

Best $1000 Laptops: Holiday 2014

Mainstream Laptop Recommendations So far we've covered the budget laptop sector as well as Chromebooks in our Holiday 2014 Guides, but if you want a good quality laptop that can...

80 by Jarred Walton on 12/5/2014

Best $500 Laptops: Holiday 2014

[Note: prices are changing a lot right now; there are sales that come and go, and some of the prices we quote will inevitably change. Please view these recommendations...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/1/2014

Chromebook Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

If you want something more than a tablet, the cheapest options are undoubtedly Chromebooks. These are basically the least expensive laptops you can find, and while we're working on...

64 by Jarred Walton on 11/26/2014

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro Review: GTX 980M Reigns Supreme

When it comes to high-end gaming notebooks, there are only a few real competitors: Alienware, ASUS, Clevo (under various brand names), and MSI are the main options, with a...

57 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

HP Launches Omen: A Thin Gaming Laptop

HP today announced the availability of their new Omen laptop, a name that hearkens to their acquisition of Voodoo PC clear back in 2006. It's been a while since...

31 by Jarred Walton on 11/4/2014

Acer Announces UHD V Nitro Black Edition Laptop

Back in late September, Acer announced a new line of laptops, the V Nitro Black Edition of their popular V series. The V series in many ways is the...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/3/2014

MSI GT80 Titan: A Beastly Notebook with a Cherry MX Keyboard

Yesterday MSI announced their latest notebook addition, the GT80 Titan. I'm a bit unsure what to think of the notebook, but it's obviously unique in that it offers a...

34 by Jarred Walton on 10/31/2014

Alienware's Graphics Amplifier Announced - An External Video Card Chassis Shipping Soon

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...

80 by Ryan Smith on 10/28/2014

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