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Yoga 3 Pro
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What a difference a year can make. Now that Intel's Skylake processors are widely available, desktop, tablets, and hybrid convertibles are all being refreshed with the latest hardware. Lenovo, for example, recently introduced its Yoga 900. Though the nomenclature has changed a bit, this machine is effectively a revised Yoga 3 Pro. The unique watchband hinge should all but give it away; it's the token feature on a potent, high-powered machine that acts first and foremost as a laptop, and secondarily as a slate...

Sandberg Powerbank 20000 For Laptop Review
     Tue, Nov 10 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although mountain hiking has been in the family of Xtreme sports (one of the first ones actually) for many decades now it seems that more and more people are attracted to it as time goes by and it so happens that i know a couple of people who plan on visiting the top of mountain Olympus really soon (they wanted Everest but it's many times more expensive to get there from where they live). Taking such a decision of course requires quite a bit of planning and so aside the usual hiking equipment they also need to pack several other gadgets with them and this is where we come in since they came to me asking for a good powerbank with which they could charge their netbook (and hope 3G works up there) and smartphones. Well we had two choices for them, either a mid-capacity model with a solar panel which could be charged via the sun or one with a very high capacity which could last for quite a bit before running out. Solar panel models are good but in the winter and especially in a place like that they might not work well so a very high capacity model is a much safer bet. Even just 3 years ago portable battery packs with 10-15000mAh were not easy to find (not quality ones anyways) but today many make them and so this time over we have the latest Powerbank 20000 for laptop by Sandberg.

ASUS Transformer Book T100HA
     Mon, Nov 09 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seeking to merge the tablet and notebook together, ASUS has engineered the trusty Transformer Book T100HA. This 2-in-1 device is essentially a 10-inch Windows 10 tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard. Being able to combine both these components allows the user to get the best of both worlds while on-the-go. Furthermore, ASUS has added in a burly quad-core Intel Z8500 processor and the capability to take advantage of up to 12 hours of usage. Is this enough to make the new Transformer Book a good deal? Let’s find out!

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 Review
     Tue, Nov 03 2015 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablet makers are continually in the process of slimming down their devices and boosting battery life, even in the entry-level space, where products like the Android-based Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 play. Lenovo gave this tablet an aggressive price point of $169.99 and designed it for entertainment use, which ought to make the Yoga Tab 3 8 appealing to a broad range of potential consumers. So, we decided to take the tablet for a spin and see if it has something to offer savvy, frugal consumers this holiday season...

Hands-On Dell's XPS 15 4K Inifinity Edge Beauty And Precision
     Mon, Nov 02 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of those products is the XPS 15, Dell's hot new Ultrabook with a gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K resolution Infinity Edge display. It sports the same near-borderless design as the XPS 13 that impressed us earlier this year, but in a larger form factor that's perhaps easier on the eyes and better suited to users that prefer larger screens. We also spent some up-close time with Dell's Precision 15, the company's thinnest and lightest workstation product. You wouldn't know it's a workstation just by looking at it though, which is by design -- part of Dell's focus was sprucing up the design language so that it looks as nice as it functions...

Acer launches new Predator gaming range in London
     Sun, Nov 01 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Traditionally, Acer’s reputation was built on cramming as many cool-sounding technologies as possible into a simple chassis with a low price. The global downturn in 2008 caused a rethink at this $11 billion corporation and, since then, there has been a much greater focus on design aesthetics. Last night’s launch of the new Predator range of gaming systems showed a clear direction for future models. KitGuru was on hand in a noisy warehouse to get the lowdown from Acer expert Simon Gaines.

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Gaming
     Sat, Oct 31 2015 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS has has their Poseidon Z line of gaming keyboards out on the market for a while now. These keyboards are made to give gamers a solid no-frills full-size gaming keyboard, which many gamers will appreciate. You are not going to find extra macro keys, unnecessary buttons, or even a wrist rest. Tt eSPORTS also saves you the gamer money by using their own mechanical switches instead of the more expensive Cherry MX keys. At the time of writing this keyboard is selling for only $119.99. We’ve previously taken a look at the Poseidon Z Illuminated and the Poseidon ZX and really enjoyed them for their functionality and simplicity. With the Poseidon Z RGB Tt eSPORTS has added full RGB backlighting so you can really show off the keyboard! Let’s take a look and see what this keyboard is all about!"

ASUS Transformer Book T100HA Review
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS recently announced their plans to expand their Transformer Book Family with a brand new update to their successful Transformer line of highly mobile devices. The cool think about the ASUS Transformer line is that these devices are designed to run the latest Windows Operating system as well as give you a full-functionality as a tablet and or ultra-light laptop. While I love the style and functionality of Apple’s iPad, it really is difficult to get any work done on the machine itself. It’s great for serving up content, but when you want to work with a spreadsheet. give a presentation, or even respond in depth to a an e-mail, the native iPads are very difficult to get content into. Enter the ASUS Transformer Book line of ‘convertible’ laptops. There are currently three models available: The $699 10.1” Transformer Book Chi, the $349 11.6” Transformer Book Flip, and the $299 10.1” Transformer Book T100HA. ASUS was kind enough to send us over the Transformer Book T100HA to get some real-world experiences with.

MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s GT and GE gaming laptop range have been a phenomenal success due to the feature-rich package, astonishingly-high build quality, and affordable pricing compared to the competition. The combination of class-leading components in a cool and quiet chassis creates a wonderful laptop experience which legitimately rivals large full-tower PCs without having to make too many concessions. Furthermore, each unit is designed with portability in mind opting for a sleek profile and surprisingly light weight even with the battery installed. MSI’s design team managed to maintain a slim profile without impacting on battery life or cooling proficiency. As a result, the final build is perfectly balanced and feels like a meticulously planned piece of equipment.

Gigabyte P55W V4-CF1 Gaming Laptop
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has loaded the P55W v4 with a stack of quality hardware that should appeal to gamers who want decent performance without blowing a fortune. The CPU is Intel Broadwell Core i7-5700HW allied to 8GB of DDR3L and the graphics chip is Nvidia GTX 970M. The 15.6-inch screen is a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS panel, and when you add that lot together you’ve got all the hardware you need to play modern games at decent frame rates.

MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G
     Sat, Oct 24 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month NVIDIA introduced the world to the GTX 980 in a new form factor for gaming notebook. Using the same Maxwell GPU, the same performance levels but with slightly tweaked power delivery and TDPs, notebooks powered by the GTX 980 promise to be a noticeable step faster than anything before it. Late last week I got my hands on the updated MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G, the first retail ready gaming notebook to not only integrate the new GTX 980 GPU but also an unlocked Skylake mobile processor.

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom
     Thu, Oct 22 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The starting point for this preview of the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is a little background reading. KitGuru recently reviewed the 15.6-inch GS60 which has a great deal in common with this 14-inch GS40. Both laptops use the same Core i7-6700HQ CPU and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics and both are incredibly thin and light. The big change for the GS40, apart from the smaller chassis and screen, is that the panel is Full HD rather than 4K, which makes perfect sense. 14-inches is far too small for a 4K display and in any case the GTX 970M cannot drive that many pixels when you are playing games.

Lenovo Stack products
     Thu, Oct 22 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week Lenovo sent us a full set of the ThinkPad Stack devices including a portable router, external USB 3.0 hard drive, Bluetooth speaker and external battery. With a price tag totaling nearly $400 for the entire set, there is a pretty high expectation for functionality, build quality and usability that Lenovo needs to hit, and they do a better job than I expected (honestly) to hit it. You don't have to buy all of the available Stack accessories, and that is part of the charm of the new product line - you can customize them to your own needs.

Ohuhu Foldable Adjustable Lapdesk
     Wed, Oct 21 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I’ve got something a little different from the latest reviews, it’s something for your laptop or tablet that can be very useful. The product is from Ohuhu and it’s a foldable and portable lapdesk or laptop stand but it also has a couple fans built into it to help keep you laptop cool. The table can be folded in half and taken with you to be used wherever you need to go. it’s not a bad product overall, it can be useful for sure. Read on to learn more.. "

MSI GS60-2PE ‘Ghost Pro’ Gaming Notebook Review
     Mon, Oct 12 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with the launch of Intel’s Z97 chipset and the release of the Haswell-Refresh processors, however whilst all of this has been going on, there has been another launch that has taken place, although it seems that it was completely missed out due to the rumours and speculations surrounding Z97. This launch that I’m referring to has come from the green team over at NVIDIA. On the desktop market we are well and truly settled with the latest range of 700 series GeForce GTX graphics cards, however the notebook side of the market has taken a step forward into the next generation with the release of the 800m series of discrete mobile graphics solutions. Now before I go any further, I will answer a very quick question that has been asked over the last few days; “800 Series…? Does this mean that the desktop cards are soon going to be making a step forward as well?” Whilst I can understand where to question is coming from, after all it makes perfectly good sense to ask this, sadly the introduction of the 800m series is not a flag to indicate that the 800 series desktop GPUs are on their way. If anything I don’t expect to hear anything about the GTX 800 series desktop cards until the end of this year or the start of next. This said though, the 800m series is still a generation up from the 700m as we would expect and along with it comes new levels of performance and more features and technology. Over the 700m series cards, the 800m chips are set to offer a performance boost of around 10% over the previous generation, along with new technologies such as battery boost, where the power drain from the GPU core is reduced, whilst keeping the frame rates over 30fps. The battery boost technology doesn’t just give us a small gain in life either, NVIDIA say that in some cases we could expect to see notebook batteries lasting up to twice as long (compared to a similar system with a 700m series GPU) and alongside the more power conscious Haswell processors, mobile gaming is becoming more of a reality and not just a dream.

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet
     Sun, Oct 11 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet was designed as a more affordable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. Priced at least 30% lower than the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, it even offers a higher resolution screen and a higher-resolution rear camera. How did ASUS manage to accomplish this feat?

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