Today, the USB-IF brought me in to see the long-awaited USB Type C cables. We've written about this before, but for those that aren't familiar with this new USB spec, the USB Type C cable and USB 3.1 spec are designed with the future in mind. As a result, there are a lot of new features to talk about. We'll start with the USB 3.1 spec before we get into the Type C connector. With USB 3.1, we see a few key improvements. Peak throughput goes to 10 Gbps from 5 Gbps, which translates to a peak of 1.25 GB/sec. In a demo of an early controller with two SSDs attached to the system I saw peak throughput of 833 MB/sec. As a side note...

Some Thoughts on Smartphone Region Locking

Recently, reports of Samsung region locking the Note 3 came out via Clove UK, which posted on its blog that the Note 3 would be completely unable to use...

60 by Joshua Ho on 10/7/2013

Dell Updates 2013 Line of XPS Laptops with Ultra-High Resolution Displays

Going along with the updates to their Venue tablets, which we just posted about, yesterday Dell also announced updates to their XPS line of laptops. There are three new...

81 by Jarred Walton on 10/3/2013

Dell Updates Venue Line of Tablets

Yesterday Dell announced their latest mobile products, with major updates to their tablet and laptop offerings. Starting with the Venue tablets, Dell has three new models available on October...

51 by Jarred Walton on 10/3/2013

Gigabyte P34G First Impressions: A Thin and Light Gaming Notebook

Over the course of a year, we look at a lot of devices and hardware; while it may require a lot of effort to publish a full review on...

62 by Jarred Walton on 10/1/2013

MSI Unveils GP Series Notebooks: GP60 and GP70

Today MSI unveiled their latest notebook line of notebooks, the GP series designed for mobile productivity, entertainment, and gaming. For those not keeping track, that means MSI now has...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/30/2013

HP Announces Spectre 13 x2 Hybrid Ultrabook

Since the launch of Windows 8, many users have been waiting for something that does a better job of spanning the gap between laptops/Ultrabooks and tablets. We’ve seen sliders...

47 by Jarred Walton on 9/19/2013

Alienware 18 Gaming Notebook Review

Alienware's deluxe model benefits the most from the refresh.

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2013

The AnandTech Mobile Show, Live from IDF 2013 [video] Updated: Now high-res

Sorry for the late posting on this, I was trying to get a high res copy of the video to push live first but it looks like that's coming...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Acer Previews Haswell Chromebook at IDF

While they’re not for everybody (yet?), Chromebooks have become one of the most popular laptops to buy online lately – more specifically, Acer’s $200 C710-2833 Chromebook is reportedly selling...

4 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2013

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

Analyzing the Price of Mobility: Desktops vs. Laptops

Computers have been getting faster over the years, and with the increased performance we eventually passed the point where most systems were “fast enough” and the various features and...

110 by Jarred Walton on 9/7/2013

Alienware 17 Gaming Notebook Review

Prior to the Haswell generation, the Alienware M17x was the gaming notebook to get. The new Alienware 17 has a fresh coat of paint and a new moniker, but...

46 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/6/2013

Amazon Launches New Kindle Paperwhite

With all the advances in tablet technology, the experience of reading a physical book is still preferred by many people – or if not a book, then an e-book...

20 by Jarred Walton on 9/5/2013

ASUS Announces Zenbook UX301 and UX302 Haswell Ultrabooks

Our final ASUS IFA announcement for today is for their new Ultrabooks, which we’ve been waiting to see for a couple months now. I thought ASUS pretty much nailed...

56 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces X102BA Touchscreen Ultraportable with AMD’s Temash APU

As we wrap up with ASUS’ IFA announcements for today, we shift from the tablet and smartphone sectors over to laptops. Launched back in May, Kabini is AMD’s alternative...

17 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

ASUS Announces Transformer Book T300 - Windows 8 Detachable Tablet

Earlier today (sorry – I’m writing these up as fast as my fingers will go!), ASUS announced their new Transformer Book Trio, a hybrid Android + Windows 8 tablet/laptop...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/4/2013

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad T, X, and S series Ultrabooks

Today in the pre-IFA excitement in Berlin, Germany, Lenovo announced updates to their T, X, and S series Ultrabooks, with thinner form factors, a variety of panel options, larger...

46 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2013

Eurocom X5 (Clevo P177SM)

Over the last decade or so, Clevo has been one of the more enduring notebook original design manufacturers, particularly when it comes to gaming and workstation-centric desktop replacements. I’m...

39 by Vivek Gowri on 9/2/2013

Mythlogic Pollux 1613 / Clevo P157SM Review

Two months after the Haswell and GTX 780M launch and there’s still some question as to what sort of performance you can expect. With the Mythlogic Pollux 1613 (aka...

47 by Jarred Walton on 8/30/2013

Acer V7-482PG-9884 Review: Everything You Need

There’s a careful balancing act that needs to be maintained when putting together any system. Cooling requirements need to be kept in check by size constraints, performance ties into...

61 by Jarred Walton on 8/24/2013

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