Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to allow Type-C USB ports to supply devices with much greater amounts of power than the previous standard allowed, now up to 5A at 5V, 12V, and 20V, for a maximum power delivery of 100W. However also buried in that specification was an interesting, if cryptic announcement regarding USB Alternate Modes, which would allow for different (non-USB) signals to be carried over USB Type-C connector. At the time the specification simply theorized just what protocols could be carried over Type-C as an alternate mode, but today we finally know what the first alternate mode will be...

MSI GX70 3BE: Richland A10 APU and Neptune 8970M Gaming Notebook

This is one of the more interesting pieces of hardware to keep an eye on if you're looking at a reasonably priced gaming notebook. I've toyed around with MSI's...

23 by Jarred Walton on 5/13/2013

Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Review

Toshiba throws their hat into the high-end ultrabook ring with this 13.3" gem featuring a 2560x1440 IPS display.

110 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/9/2013

Sony Announces VAIO Fit Series of Laptops

Today Sony is launching their newest line of laptops, the VAIO Fit series. There will be two different lines, the Fit and the Fit E, and all of the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 5/7/2013

Acer Aspire V Series: New AMD APUs and Other Upgrades

The final piece of news out of Acer from today consists of updates to their Aspire V series of laptops targeted at value-conscious consumers. We’ve previously reviewed the Aspire...

42 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

Acer Iconia A1 7.9” Tablet

Continuing with the spate of Acer announcements from today, next up we have the Iconia A1 Tablet. Details on the SoC are a bit scarce, but it’s listed as...

17 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook Launched

In contrast to the Aspire R7, the P3 is basically a reworking of the Iconia W700 tablet from last year, only with a shell that makes the result very...

7 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

Acer Aspire R7: A Laptop to Make You Flip

Today Acer held a press conference in New York to announce a variety of new products. Given the timing, it’s no surprise that Intel 4th Generation CPUs aren’t specifically...

16 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2013

CyberPowerPC FangBook Gaming Notebook Review

We've seen this chassis before, but we haven't seen it with CyberPowerPC's touches, and we haven't seen anything about the Kepler-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX. That changes today.

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/1/2013

ASUS Zenbook UX51VZ: Great Laptop, High Price

I have quite a few laptops that have been languishing in a non-fully-reviewed state for a while. The New Year was been a bit crazy, and in the midst...

67 by Jarred Walton on 4/30/2013

NVIDIA R319 Series Beta Driver 320.00 Available

NVIDIA's driver numbering can be a bit of a mystery at times, but after the R313 Series that encompasses all version 313.x and 314.x releases, NVIDIA is jumping ahead...

15 by Jarred Walton on 4/23/2013

Best Thin and Light Laptops, April 2013

My focus on laptop recommendations today is on the rather nebulous “thin and light” category. That can mean different things to different people, but with Ultrabooks encroaching on this...

82 by Jarred Walton on 4/19/2013

Best Gaming Notebooks, April 2013

For this week’s update of our laptop/notebook recommendations, we turn our eye towards the mobile gaming sector—and no, we’re not including tablets in this category, even though they can...

63 by Jarred Walton on 4/12/2013

Best Budget Laptops, April 2013

Last week we launched a new sort of buyer’s guide for AnandTech with our Best Budget Ultrabook recommendation. We’ll be fleshing out the “best XYZ” recommendations for other components...

39 by Jarred Walton on 4/5/2013

NVIDIA’s GeForce 700M Family: Full Details and Specs

With spring now well under way and the pending launch of Intel’s Haswell chips, OEMs always like to have “new” parts across the board, and so once more we’re...

91 by Jarred Walton on 4/1/2013

A Comment on PC Gaming Battery Life

During the process of writing the Razer Edge review, I spent a lot of my time gaming on battery. The Edge is marketed as being a mobile PC gaming...

31 by Vivek Gowri on 3/30/2013

HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook Review: Ultrabooks in Enterprise

Something funny happened when a lot of us weren't really paying attention last year: Intel's nascent "ultrabook" specification and definition quietly expanded and, in the process, sort of redefined...

81 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2013

Best Budget Ultrabook, March 2013

We’re planning to start a regular revolving list of recommended products at AnandTech—sort of like a mini buyer’s guide focused on a single product or component. Anand has asked...

30 by Jarred Walton on 3/28/2013

Dell XPS 13 (Q1 2013) Ultrabook Review: What a Difference 1080p Makes

Around this time last year, we had a chance to take a look at Dell's first ultrabook, the XPS 13. This was an ultrabook I was for the most...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/21/2013

Hardware Tricks: Can You Fix a Failing Mobile GPU with a Hair Dryer?

Over the years, I’ve encountered my fair share of hardware failures while writing for AnandTech. For example, nearly every SFF I reviewed back in my early days failed within...

29 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2013

Samsung ATIV Smart PC: Revisiting Clover Trail Convertibles

The Windows 8 tablet space at launch consisted exclusively of Tegra 3-based or Core i5/i7 ULV-based systems. That changed with the release of Krait and Clover Trail tablets like...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 3/18/2013

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