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Acer Aspire S7-393 Review (2015): Refreshed
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:15P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've got a fairly well defined set of expectations with today's current crop of ultrabooks. What you trade away in performance, you usually gain in convenience with these ultra-light, ultra-portable, and easy to carry laptops... However, we were pleasantly surprised to see Acer's Aspire S7-393 perform so well on most of the benchmarks we tossed its way, however, as you'll see on the pages ahead. This ultrabook is not only priced a touch lower than one of our favorite ultrabooks, the Dell's XPS 13, but it's also faster for general use and gaming (the latter, by just a smidge).
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

HP Omen Pro 15.6' Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:22A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OMEN gaming Notebooks from HP are a good looking breed and they come with some really interesting features. There is for example an Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU as well as a GTX 860M graphics chip. Apart from that HP chose to equip this notebook with a FullHD touch display, which is quite an interesting choice for a gaming notebook. All this together sounds like a bit of a different approach for a gaming notebook and we're definitely curious to find out what this model can do.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review
     Mon, Jul 27 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not too long ago we looked at the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi, a smaller 2-in-1 hybrid laptop. While the concept of a 2-in-1 is interesting, the T100 Chi simply did not have powerful enough components inside to be a true laptop replacement. The 12.5? T300 Chi, however, incorporates an Intel Core M processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB M.2 SSD. We review the T300 Chi and measure how it stacks up against the competition.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G (1461UK) G-Sync Gaming Laptop Review
     Thu, Jul 23 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Retrofitted with a new CPU based on Intel’s latest-and-greatest Broadwell micro-architecture, MSI’s GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G also ships with an additional gaming-centric gem – the use of a 1920×1080 G-Sync panel that runs at 75Hz.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Dell Venue 10 7000 2-in-1 Review
     Tue, Jul 21 2015 | 3:46P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The tablet world is shifting quickly. While arguments for and against the need for a "third device" have been raging since the early days of the iPad, we're seeing tablets emerge that are far more potent and capable than ever before. In fact, it's tough to lump products like Dell's Venue 10 7000 in with bargain-bin slates that are clearly built to be used primarily for mobile Internet browsing and other strictly consumption-based use. This device we're testing here is cut from a different cloth. In many ways, it's paving a new path for tablets, and at first blush, you may assume that such a well-engineered product has Windows underneath.
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE

ASUS G751J Gaming Notebook Review
     Sun, Jul 19 2015 | 8:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G-Series gaming Notebooks from ASUS are known for offering a lot of performance, a unique design and they also feature a great cooling system. Today we're going to find out, whether the latest incarnation of ASUS gaming notebooks can convince with the same attributes or not.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Acer Aspire R 13 Convertible 2-in-1 Review
     Fri, Jul 17 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Acer is hoping to attract users who want flexibility with the company’s latest Aspire R 13 convertible notebook. Featuring their semi-unique "Ezel Aero" hinge, the R 13 can convert between various notebook and tablet style modes, giving you six different usage positions in a thin and light design. The Acer Aspire R 13 measures less than an inch thick and weighs just over 3 pounds. You’ll find a 13.3-inch touch screen display with two resolution options depending on model chosen. This display is affixed to a hinge at the sides which enables it to rotate 180-degrees. For greater stability, Acer uses a forged U-frame around the display and encases the touchscreen and lid in a sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 3...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Asus ROG G551J Gaming Laptop Review
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Republic Of Gamers G551J laptop delivers the styling cues we have come to expect so you get a black and red colour scheme with red accents on the WASD keys and red back lights for the keyboard. If you take a squint inside the cooling exhaust vent you’ll find it is red inside there too.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Vendors seeking alternate solutions for metal notebook chassis
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Notebook brand vendors such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have recently been inquiring about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and magnesium-lithium alloy chassis for their new metal chassis notebooks, and vendors that have inquired about carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic chassis, are looking to save costs as the products are cheaper than standard unibody aluminum chassis, while magnesium-lithium alloy is able to reduce the weight of end products, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Up close and personal with the MSI GT72 Gaming Laptop
     Fri, Jun 19 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Without doubt, the MSI GT72 2PE Dominator Pro was one of the best received laptops we have ever seen in the KitGuru Lab. But still pictures can only take you so far. We were lucky enough to get MSI Laptop Guru Kian into the studios for an on-camera walk through on this beast of a box.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Asus ROG G750JZ (T4110H) Gaming Laptop Review
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Asus ROG’s high-performance G750JZ-T4110H gaming laptop to see how well the i7 4860HQ and GTX 880M combination perform.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Asus G751 Gaming Notebook: Mobile Maxwell Done Right
     Wed, Jun 17 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PC laptop market is a funny place. Good laptops are fairly easy to find, but great laptops are staggeringly rare. This is true even at the boutique end of the market, where manufacturers have a tendency to choose powerful components, but cram them into a chassis that can't handle the heat without sounding like a jet turbine, or pick great, quiet hardware but opt for a sub-par 1080p screen whose quality leaves something to be desired. The Asus G751 is not a good laptop. The G751 is a great laptop. It is, in fact, the single best gaming laptop I have ever reviewed. If you're in the market for a system of this type, we hope you read on. This machine is powered by the excellent, Maxwell-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, but Asus deserves a significant amount of credit for the G751's design and construction choices...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Fast Is The 512 GB PCIe X4 SSD In The 2015 MacBook Pro?
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Apple announced the Early 2015 refresh of the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, they revealed that the key updates would be the "all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life". For some reason, the significantly faster SSD was relegated almost to the end of the list, like an afterthought, when it represents the biggest leap in performance in the latest 13" MacBook Pro. How much of a leap? That's what we will be looking at today.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2nd Gen Convertible Review
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the Dell Venue 11 Pro Convertible, the ThinkPad Helix 2-in-1 works on the same principle which means passive cooling, producing absolutely zero noise when operating, which is quite an achievement. The tested model comes equipped with the Intel Core M 5Y10 processor and is paired with 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM and a Samsung 128GB SSD. We are also getting a keyboard dock and a tablet pen along with the Helix which add multiple functionality to the product.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Origin EON15-X Laptop Review
     Thu, Jun 04 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultrabooks, shmultrabooks. Mobile or otherwise, gamers know there is no substitute for a massive slab of expensive and power-hungry hardware. As a result, Origin PC has implemented a straightforward tactic to grant laptops hairier chests: cram in an honest to goodness desktop CPU. Yep, Origin’s EON15-X packs a full-fledged “Devil’s Canyon” Intel Core i7 along a GeForce GTX 980M GPU into a relatively modest 15-inch laptop.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 Ultrabook Review
     Fri, May 22 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus unveiled its latest addition to the Transformer series at CES in January, the Transformer Book Chi. Available in three sizes, the new Transformer Book Chi Series features a 2-in-1 detachable laptop design. Their flagship Transformer Book T300 Chi offers a 12.5-inch screen, an Intel Core M processor, and a fanless cooling solution. The more compact T100 Chi is a 10.1-inch model that promises all-day battery life. Prices for the Transformer Book Chi Series range from $399 to $899. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the T300 Chi which is offered in two models starting at $699. We have the high-end T300CHI-FH011H model on hand for testing. This model is priced at $899 and features more RAM, a higher-resolution WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution display, and a faster processor than the other 12.5" T300 Chi model...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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