Alienware teased the new, smaller version of their gaming laptop in August. Available today, the Alienware 13 is the 4.5 pound little brother to the Alienware 14, but this gaming laptop has a twist. Alienware is offering an add-on Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which lets you plug a desktop GPU into this portable machine to dramatically increase performance. Let us take a quick look at the new Alienware 13 though. While not as small as an ultrabook, it is significantly thinner than the 14 inch model, coming in at just under 1 inch thick. This, coupled with the two pounds less weight than the larger model, should make it a lot more portable. The CPU will be Intel i5 and i7 Haswell U series parts, and the...

ASUS Eee Box Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked

We've been playing with a prototype of ASUS' Eee Box and we're finally able to bring you coverage on this sub-$300 PC. Complementing our Eee Box coverage are...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2008

iBUYPOWER: 4.0GHz QX9650 and 3-way SLI 8800 Ultras

iBUYPOWER is an established company that offers a wide variety of systems. This time around, we look at one of their high-end overclocked gaming systems to see if it's...

18 by Matt Campbell on 4/10/2008

A Second Shot: Windows Vista SP1

After much fanfare, SP1 has hit gold. Can SP1 fix all that ails Vista? We take a look and find out.

62 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2008

Überclok Ion: Midrange Overclocking, with a Warranty

Überclok is a new company building overclocked gaming PCs. Today we're looking at their midrange Ion model to see how it stacks up.

38 by Matt Campbell on 2/12/2008

Shuttle SG33G5: Black Beauty or Black Sheep?

We look at the small form factor SG33G5 with a quad-core CPU, onboard graphics, and an NVIDIA 8800 GT.

16 by Matt Campbell on 12/13/2007

HP Blackbird 002 Revisited

Today marks the official launch of HP's Blackbird 002, at least in terms of being able to customize the system configuration, so we decided to take a second look...

33 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2007

HP Blackbird 002: Back in Black

The Blackbird 002 is about to soar into the wild. A beast born from the marriage of VoodooPC and HP, we took an early unit out on a test...

31 by Jarred Walton on 9/12/2007

A New Kind of Home Computer: Windows Home Server Preview

Microsoft says it's time for servers in the home, are they right? To find out, we take a look at Windows Home Server

128 by Ryan Smith on 9/4/2007

A Messy Transition (Part 3): Vista Buys Some Time

Wrapping up our series on problems with 32bit addressing and the 2GB barrier, we take a look at a promising new hotfix for Windows Vista

35 by Ryan Smith on 8/13/2007

Puget Systems and iBUYPOWER: two sides of the system integrator coin

Sometimes you don't have the time or energy to build your own computer, and it might be cheaper and less painful to have someone do it for you. ...

17 by Jarred Walton on 2/15/2007

Gateway FX530: Mad Cows and Quad Core Overclocking

Gateway sent us their top-end Gaming PC and it sports an overclocked quad core QX6700 - what will those crazy cow people think of next?

25 by Jarred Walton on 2/9/2007

Windows Vista Performance Guide

It has been over five years since Microsoft last launched a major new consumer OS. Windows XP has been doing well for a lot of people in the interim...

105 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2007

Windows Vista Update: RC1/5728 Preview

Windows Vista has reached Release Candidate stage, which means the long period of development is finally drawing to a close. Find out how things are shaping up with...

60 by Ryan Smith on 10/3/2006

Following in Dell's Footsteps: HP to Acquire Voodoo Computers

Dell's Alienware acquisition was the first, but definitely not the last in the PC gaming/enthusiast space. Next up is HP and Voodoo...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2006

Dell XPS 410: Core 2 Duo for the Masses

The largest computer OEM in the world has sent their XPS 410 for review. We'll see how it stacks up against the competition, and whether or not it's...

50 by Jarred Walton on 9/18/2006

PC Club Enpower Sabre Extreme: E6600 Made Easy

Not everyone needs a top-of-the-line system (with the accompanying price). PC Club sent us a nicely equipped midrange system sporting a Core 2 Duo E6600, and those of...

30 by Jarred Walton on 8/29/2006

ABS Ultimate X9: Core 2 Extreme Hits a Speed Bump

With the launch of the Core 2 series of processors, Intel has reclaimed the high-end gaming performance sector. If you're debating between buying a system versus building your...

48 by Jarred Walton on 8/18/2006

Shuttle SN27P2 SFF: AM2 gets the Tiny Treatment

With the launch of the new AM2 platform, Shuttle has an update to their SFF lineup in the form of the SN27P2. We take a look at what has...

17 by Jarred Walton on 6/30/2006

Windows Vista: Beta 2 Preview

Microsoft has made Windows Vista Beta 2 available to the public, and with the OS being feature complete we can now provide a preview of Microsoft's bold new operating system.

75 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2006

Falcon Northwest FragBox SLI: Dare to Dream

So you just won the lotto and are looking for ways to "invest" your prize money - or maybe you just want one of the most extreme...

32 by Jarred Walton on 5/3/2006

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