Last week we posted our Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014, where the battery run down times of Firefox 31, IE11 Desktop, IE11 Modern, Chrome 36, and Chrome 37 beta were tested on Windows. We used GUI automation to open browsers, tabs, and visit websites to simulate a real user in a light reading pattern. The article answered a lot of questions about popular browser battery life on Windows, but it raised additional questions as well.
Chrome 36 tested with the best battery life, but was the only browser that did not render correctly at 3200x1800 due to lack of HiDPI support. In the Chrome 37 beta, HiDPI support improved rendering but also took a 25% dive in battery life tying it for last place...
For most people, it's rarely a matter of simply choosing the fastest laptop currently available. They want a nice blend of performance and features at a reasonable price, and...
Jarred Walton on 4/29/2009
Following in the tradition of the P-6831 and the P-7811, the P-7808u FX is the latest "affordable gaming" laptop from Gateway, only it's not quite as affordable this time...
Jarred Walton on 4/13/2009
Dell's Studio XPS 16 is a stylish multimedia laptop with one standout feature: it has what is undoubtedly the best-looking laptop LCD we've used. But what about the rest...
Jarred Walton on 4/2/2009
We put Toshiba's recently updated version of their X305 through its paces. Offering a quad-core mobile CPU, SSD+HDD, and a 9800M GTX, there's plenty of performance packed into this...
Jarred Walton on 3/11/2009
Dell unveiled the long-rumored Adamo today at CES. It's a stylish ultrathin notebook with an aluminum chassis. We have exclusive pictures for those that are interested.
Jarred Walton on 1/9/2009
Yes, netbooks are inexpensive and can handle basic computing tasks, but many people would like a little bit more oomph -- and perhaps a larger package. The ASUS N10JC...
Jarred Walton on 12/24/2008
Finally we have retail Centrino 2 laptops in our labs for testing. Are these new notebooks all they're cracked up to be, or do they leave us wanting?
Jarred Walton on 10/24/2008
We have three newly tested laptops representing different approaches to the popular midrange market. Join us as we examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Jarred Walton on 9/17/2008
It's Dell's answer to the ASUS Eee PC, and it's a very well styled, well targeted, well executed answer at that. The Inspiron Mini 9 isn't for everyone...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2008
(Updated) We have several gaming notebooks in our labs for testing. If you're dying to ditch your aging desktop and start taking a notebook to LAN parties, we might...
Jarred Walton on 8/29/2008
Updated! (See conclusion.) How do you follow one of our favorite gaming laptops ever? Simple: stir in a few welcome upgrades, pop it in the oven, and let it...
Jarred Walton on 8/15/2008
Today Intel unveiled its delayed Centrino 2 platform, unfortunately we don't know much more than we did before today's launch. Information is available, but hardware still isn't and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/15/2008
What differences does Windows XP make to ASUS' Eee PC? We take another look at the ultraportable in the form of the 4G XP edition to see the tradeoffs...
Matt Campbell on 4/23/2008
ASUS' U2E ultraportable laptop looks to bring "sophistication" to the market without compromising on features. How well can they succeed?
Jarred Walton on 4/15/2008
The Gateway P-6831 FX may very well be the most interesting gaming notebook we've ever looked at. Read on to find out how they've raised the bar and why...
Jarred Walton on 3/28/2008
AVADirect sent us their M570RU laptop decked out with many of the latest performance parts. Besides reviewing the notebook, we felt the time was right for a closer look...
Jarred Walton on 3/14/2008