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ASUS X205 notebook
     Wed, Aug 26 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What do you use a laptop for? A thoughtful answer to this question can be the most important part of the process when selecting your next notebook PC, and if your needs are modest there are a growing number of very low-cost options on the market. For example, I personally do not play games on a laptop, typically alternating between web, email, and Microsoft Office. Thus for myself the most important aspects of a notebook PC become screen quality, keyboard, trackpad, and battery life. High performance is not of utmost importance, and I assure myself of at least speedy load times by always choosing (or installing) a solid-state hard drive. For those reasons when I first read the description and specifications of the ASUS X205 notebook, I took notice.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Netis WF2150 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Review
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most of the existing stationary PCs don’t have wireless network capabilities out of the box and there can be more than one reason to add it at a later time. There are quite a few ways you can do that, but the easiest is probably with a USB-type WiFi dongle. Today I’m taking a closer look at just such a device as I’m having the Netis WF2150 600N Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter on the test bench.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Dell Venue 10 Series 7000 Android Tablet
     Tue, Aug 25 2015 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When you are gaming on your console of choice, you might want to look into the recently launched AVerMedia Live Gamer Extreme. The external game capture card connects to your PC via USB 3.0 to provide uncompressed full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second, all with "almost no latency" as it passes through to your monitor or TV. Does this take game recording and streaming to the extreme? Let's dig in and find out."
  FULL STORY @ MEGATECHNEWS

Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA 15 Laptop review
     Mon, Aug 24 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo offers its YOGA 15 Ultrabook in a number of different versions (we count at least five SKUs) however the fundamentals remain the same. This convertible laptop is built around a magnesium-alloy frame and boasts a heavy-duty Dragontrail display with a Full HD resolution IPS touch screen panel.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS ROG G751JY Laptop: G-Sync Gaming On The Go
     Sun, Aug 23 2015 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since laptop purchases are largely one-and-done transactions, it's important to buy the highest end configuration you can afford, otherwise you'll just be right back in the market before many of the parts are obsolete. This is especially true if you're a gamer -- if you go cheap and buy a well equipped laptop with a weak-sauce GPU, you might find yourself regretting that decision in a year when newer games prove too taxing. It won't matter that you have a fast CPU or a burly storage scheme, because neither one will pick up the slack when your GPU coughs up a hairball. ASUS alleviates these concerns with its ROG G751JY-DB72. It's a 17.3-inch desktop replacement that's crammed full of drool-worthy hardware, like a Core i7-4720HZ processor that clocks up to 3.6GHz, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a heaping 24GB of DDRL-1600 RAM, and a 256GB PCIe-based solid state drive with a 1TB HDD in tow for bulk storage chores...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS ROG G751JY-DB72 w/G-Sync Gaming Notebook Review
     Fri, Aug 14 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"My needs are, at least 1 to 2GB of storage and an SSD, 16GB of memory, a Core i7 Quad core processor, 17” monitor, full backlit keyboard, 4 to 6 USB 3.0 ports, good speakers, wireless AC, HDMI, Display Port or Thunderbolt to hook up to my 4K monitor if need be and a Discreet Graphics powerful enough to give me a desktop like gaming experience. One of the three is the ASUS G751."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

ASUS Zenbook UX305FA Laptop Review
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking for a new laptop can be a daunting task as there are so many many different models on the market. If you are looking for something powered by Intel, thin and fast you can almost immediately narrow down your search to an Intel Ultrabook. There are still hundreds of different models and configurations to pick from, but you can usually narrow the search even more by knowing your budget and screen size. The model that we are taking a look at today is the ASUS Zenbook UX305 and it can be purchased for $699.00 shipped.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
PCSpecialist Lafité Ultrabook Review
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultrabooks have become increasingly popular over the last few years thanks to their portable yet powerful nature. However, prices remain high – in many cases you can be paying over £1000 for a new Ultrabook. PCSpecialist’s Lafité aims to change that. Priced at just £499, Lafité ships with the latest Broadwell-U CPU, a 1080p display panel and SSD storage. Is this the Ultrabook you should be getting?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Microsoft Surface 3 Review: Capability And Compromises
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft's third iteration of the Surface Pro was a monumental improvement over the first two incarnations. For many, the third time really was the charm. It was powerful enough to replace most laptops, and versatile enough to serve as two device types without major compromises on either side. A year later, and Microsoft presents us with the third iteration of the standard Surface. You know, the one without the "Pro" dangling from the end. It's cheaper, slimmer, and toned down, but it's also aimed at a broader swath of consumers. The base Surface 3 checks in at an alluring $499, but that's probably not the machine you'll want. The upgraded spec, which gets 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, goes for $599...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review
     Thu, Aug 06 2015 | 9:01A | 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

Apple MacBook 12-Inch (Early 2015) Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 5:09P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The engineering wizards at Apple have designed a laptop that's lighter than Air...the MacBook Air, that is. It's the new MacBook (early 2015 edition), a forward-thinking laptop that measures just 11.04 inches (W) by 7.74 inches (D) by 0.14-0.52 inches (H), and weighs a mere 2.03 pounds. The super thin and light profile is what prompted Apple's clever tagline, "Light. Years ahead." At 2.38 pounds, the 11.6-inch MacBook Air is slightly heavier than the 12-inch MacBook we'll be showing you here. It's also marginally thicker at its highest point (0.68 inches), though a tad thinner where it tapers off (0.11 inches). Comparing the size and weight of the two really comes down to splitting hairs and isn't all that interesting in and of itself. What's far more intriguing perhaps, is what the addition of a third laptop line means for Apple and consumers, and how the new MacBook differentiates itself from the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 5:04P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thinkpad T450s is Lenovo’s latest addition to the “legendary” Thinkpad T series. This update brings Broadwell and several other refinements, but most notably a much needed trackpad redesign. An ultrabook aimed squarely at professionals, the T450s carefully balances portability, power and features in a semi-rugged 3.5 pound package.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Lenovo LaVie Z And LaVie Z 360 Reviews
     Mon, Aug 03 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The wealth of ultra-portable laptops continues to grow, and we're seeing a more varied array of options than ever before. Be it 2-in-1s like Asus' T300 Chi or a tablet-gone-laptop like Microsoft's Surface 3, those in the market for a mobile computer have plenty of options these days. As manufacturers seek out their own differentiation, we're seeing Lenovo carve out its own special space in the sector with their new LaVie Z series of ultralight notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G
     Mon, Aug 03 2015 | 9:01A | 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

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

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