We're in the midst of updating all of our "best of" guides for the holiday season, and we've already covered what is likely the most popular category: Budget Laptops. Some of what we said there also applies to gaming laptops, and our budget gaming recommendations in particular will be rehashed here, along with any other potential candidates. But here we'll also be looking at higher performance offerings that can handle all of the latest games, perhaps even at maximum details.
To be clear, not everyone needs or even wants a gaming laptop, and the presence of a discrete graphics chip pretty much requires that laptops include better cooling, which means they're also likely to weigh more and be bulkier. However, where other laptops can do...
Apple's iTunes-based App Store represented a major shift in the distribution model for mobile applications, creating a single storefront where various developers could showcase their apps for the iPhone/iPod...
Vivek Gowri on 3/26/2010
The Lenovo ThinkPad line is the quintessential business laptop seen in corporations throughout the world. If you're looking for a high quality laptop that won't break after a few...
Jarred Walton on 3/26/2010
ASUS has an updated Pine Trail netbook that cuts the price to $330 and includes one of the nicest looking LCDs we've seen in a netbook. If you're after...
Vivek Gowri on 3/16/2010
Mobile users that actually use their laptop unplugged for any extended amount of time should absolutely love NVIDIA's Optimus technology. The ASUS N61J pairs a higher spec GT325M GPU...
Jarred Walton on 3/13/2010
The Dell Precision M6500 is what we expect from a mobile workstation: high on quality and low on fluff. It’s also very expensive, but the cost of the hardware...
Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010
Dell's 15-inch Inspiron line has evolved over the years; gone are the bulky grey-and-white monstrosities, replaced by sleeker, more colorful designs. The latest Inspiron 1564 also sports an i3/i5...
Dustin Sklavos on 3/3/2010
Next generation products are always better... just look at Star Trek! At least, that's the theory behind the new NVIDIA ION platform, and it looks like the best thing...
Jarred Walton on 3/2/2010
The deadline for sweepstakes entries has now passed, we are no longer accepting new entries. We'll be announcing the lucky winner soon!
Later this month we will have our delayed...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2010
NVIDIA's new Optimus technology is set to change the way we interact with our laptops. The information has been under tight wraps for the past couple of months, but...
Jarred Walton on 2/9/2010
If you could get twice the performance for only a 50% increase, would you be willing to fork over the extra money? Compared to Atom, Intel's current CULV products...
Jarred Walton on 2/4/2010
Today AMD announces their latest and greatest mobile GPUs, the ATI Mobility Radeon Premium graphics, otherwise known as the 5000 series. The 40nm process, improved power features, and other...
Jarred Walton on 1/7/2010
Paired with the launch of Clarkdale is Arrandale, a 32nm Westmere-based notebook part. We find out how the new CPU does in the mobile world.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2010
What happens when you take a dual-core desktop Atom, add in NVIDIA's ION, and you stuff it into a 12" chassis? You get the ASUS 1201N, an interesting piece...
Jarred Walton on 12/24/2009
Pine Trail and Pineview are being unveiled today. We have separate coverage of the desktop parts, but how does Pineview fair in the mobile world? Find out as we...
Jarred Walton on 12/21/2009
We've reviewed quite a few laptops from ASUS over the years; some were good and some were merely okay. The latest mobile salvo from ASUS changes what we expect...
Jarred Walton on 12/15/2009
The HP Mini 311 is one of the first netbooks to ship with NVIDIA's ION platform. The question everyone's asking is: does ION improve the netbook experience? The answer...
Jarred Walton on 11/22/2009
We give our initial impressions of the ASUS UL80Vt, the first in what promises to be a long line of Windows 7 laptops. The bar has just been set.
Jarred Walton on 10/24/2009
One of the most popular mobile form factors, thin and light laptops need to carefully balance features, performance, and design. The Dell Studio 14z is one of the better...
Jarred Walton on 10/20/2009