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 handle just about any task you might throw at it, you need to plan on spending more money. With a price target of $1000 (and I'm going to be more flexible this time, so really we're talking about $750~$1250), there are tons of options, and while there's still a need to compromise it's no longer the sort of compromise that might make a laptop undesirable in most areas. Let me start by reiterating that there are plenty of users and applications that simply don't need tons of compute power. A moderate laptop with sufficient memory and...

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan, Part 1: Titan For Gaming, Titan For Compute

Last year's launch of the Titan supercomputer was a major win for NVIDIA, and likely the breakthrough they’ve been looking for. A fledging business merely two generations prior, NVIDIA...

157 by Ryan Smith on 2/19/2013

NVIDIA Announces Tegra 4i, Formerly Project Grey, With Integrated LTE and Phoenix Reference Design

It has been a while since we’ve heard anything about Project Grey, the first NVIDIA SoC with an integrated digital baseband, and the result of NVIDIA’s acquisition of soft-modem...

21 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2013

High-End Meets Small Form Factor: GeForce Titan in Falcon Northwest's Tiki

Today NVIDIA officially unveiled its first consumer facing GK110 graphics card: the GeForce Titan. Although GK110 launched last year, gamers didn't have access to it as it launched exclusively...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/19/2013

NVIDIA GeForce 314.07 WHQL Available

NVIDIA's beta R313 driver with performance enhancements for Crysis 3 (among other titles) has now received WHQL certification. We wouldn't expect much of a difference in performance relative to...

10 by Jarred Walton on 2/18/2013

Tegra 4 Shipment Date: Still Q2 2013

Last night NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, stated that shipments of its Tegra 4 SoC to customers would begin in Q2. A few outlets incorrectly assumed this meant Q2 of...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2013

CyberPowerPC FangBook X7: An Alternative to Clevo Whitebooks

We’ve reviewed quite a few Clevo notebooks over the years from a variety of vendors: AVADirect, Eurocom, Mythlogic, Origin, and Sager, to name a few. While there are certainly...

22 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2013

NVIDIA's New F2P Bundle: The First Hit Is Free

Last week AMD announced their Never Settle Reloaded gaming bundle, with several high-profile games available with the purchase of AMD GPUs. This week, NVIDIA follows suit with their own...

51 by Jarred Walton on 2/11/2013

The Making of NVIDIA's Project SHIELD

NVIDIA put up a blog post recently that goes into some of the details of how Project SHIELD came together. There's plenty of marketing hyperbole in the blog post...

29 by Jarred Walton on 2/1/2013

Cineca’s Tesla K20-Based “Eurora” Supercomputer Unveiled; Water Cooling Unlocks Extra Efficiency

We typically don’t cover a lot of supercomputing news outside of the major Top500/Green500 announcements due to the fact that the launches of so many supercomputers are clustered around...

17 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2013

NVIDIA GeForce R313.95 Beta Drivers Available

It seems ironic that after years of their monthly releases when AMD/ATI has now switched to a "when it's necessary" release schedule--something NVIDIA has been doing via official beta...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/28/2013

AVADirect’s Clevo P570WM X79 Gaming Notebook Available for Pre-Order in the US

Depending on whom you ask, desktop replacement notebooks are either a growing or a shrinking market. Most large OEMs have completely abandoned the DTR market, with high-end DTR-like notebooks...

19 by Jarred Walton on 1/25/2013

The Tegra 4 GPU, NVIDIA Claims Better Performance Than iPad 4

At CES last week, NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4 SoC featuring four ARM Cortex A15s running at up to 1.9GHz and a fifth Cortex A15 running at between 700...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2013

Quick Look at ASUS UX51V: My CES 2013 Laptop

Brian and Vivek talked about their CES equipment, and I thought I’d chime in as well—except I don’t really have anything worth discussing other than my laptop. My Nikon...

21 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

Lenovo’s Erazer X700 Gaming Desktop

Continuing our Lenovo coverage, we have another gaming-centric system from Lenovo, and I have to admit I never saw this one coming. The new Lenovo Erazer X700 is a...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Lenovo IdeaPad Y400/Y500 Gaming Notebooks (with SLI!)

While Lenovo is normally thought of as a business brand, their IdeaPad (and IdeaCentre and IdeaTab) range of products tend to focus more on the consumer market. Case in...

9 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

Lenovo’s Horizon All-In-One/Table PC

Lenovo was particularly proud of their Horizon all-in-one (AIO)/Table PC touchscreen computer, which at first glance seems much like any other AIO. Lenovo is adding their own special sauce...

4 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

NVIDIA’s Annual GPU Rebadge Begins: GeForce GT 730M and GeForce 710M Partial Specs Published

As we discussed yesterday with AMD’s latest round of GPU rebadges, both AMD and NVIDIA are locked into playing the OEM rebadge game in order to fulfill their OEM...

25 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

Hands on With NVIDIA's Project Shield - Update: Now With Video

Anand and I just spent some time playing with NVIDIA's recently announced Project Shield, which is NVIDIA's portable handheld gaming device home to the also just-announced Tegra 4 SoC...

41 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

More NVIDIA Icera i500 Details - 28nm HP, Category 3 LTE At Launch, 4 Later

We've confirmed some more details about NVIDIA's newly-announced Icera i500 Soft Modem. First, the Icera i500 is built on TSMC's 28nm HP (High Performance) High-K Metal Gate process. NVIDIA's...

4 by Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

More Details on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 & i500: 5th core is A15, 28nm HPL, UE Category 3 LTE

We just finished NVIDIA's CES press conference where it introduced the Tegra 4 SoC and Shield mobile gaming console. Immediately following the press event we snagged some more information...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

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