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Gigabyte U2442F Ultrabook Review - XSReviews
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 3:56A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte is best known for their production of PC components like motherboards and graphics cards, but the company also has a line of laptops. Today we`re going to be looking at one such laptop, which is something of an oddity in the Windows 8 world: it does not employ a touch screen, but it does include a Nvidia 650M discrete graphics card. This should make it a stronger gaming laptop than the Windows 8 notebooks we`ve looked at in the past, which all relied on integrated Intel HD 4000 solutions. Combined with an i7 processor, 128 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM, we`re looking at a very powerful machine indeed. Let`s take a closer look. A link to the article would be much appreciated."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Running Ubuntu Linux Is Messy On The 2013 MacBook Air
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 11:13P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month, shortly after Intel announced their latest-generation Haswell processors, Apple rolled out their new 2013 MacBook Air laptops. From a hardware perspective, the new MacBook Airs are incredible. The 13-inch MacBook Air can get a 12-hour battery life with Intel Haswell CPU. The 11-inch model continues being an ultra portable computer and has excellent performance with its Core i5 Haswell processor and HD Graphics 5000. As soon as the Haswell MacBook Airs went on sale, I bought an 11-inch model for Linux testing. Ubuntu can be installed and run on the new Apple MacBook Air, but the experience is less than desirable."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Dell Inspiron 15z (I15z-4801SLV) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 8:41A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tipping the scales at the thick and heavy end of the ultrabook specifications, the Dell Inspiron 15z gives you extra features to justify its bulk. It`s a good pick for the traditional laptop user who wants a new, fast laptop."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Dell XPS 18 Portable All-In-One Desktop Review
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has chosen to combine two trending computing design styles into a single system and call it the XPS 18 Portable All-In-One Desktop. It has all the power of a an entry level desktop and some of the portability of a tablet, though let's be clear that Dell isn't pitching you'll want to tote this across town on a train or in other ways that you might use an iPad or Nexus 7. It's portable in the sense that you can snatch up the 18.4-inch Full HD display and lug it from your home office to the living room, plop it on the table, and switch gears from Google Docs to gaming with the kids. Or take it bed for some late night surfing before drifting off to sleep. You can dock the display on your desk with the included stand or carry it around. At around 5 pounds, it's heavier than a traditional tablet, though it's also much bigger and obviously more powerful. Mixing these two form factors is an interesting concept, but does it work in a design this large? Let's have a look.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Google Chromebook Pixel Review
     Sat, Jun 22 2013 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for a few years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability. The original Chromebooks were priced at $500 or less -- in some cases, far less. The reason seemed obvious: Chrome OS was a great operating system for those who did little more than browse the Web and connect to cloud-based services such as Evernote, but it served less of a purpose in the productivity-minded "real world." The Chromebook Pixel on the other hand, is perhaps the most curious gadget launch of the year. It's an extreme combination of premium parts and design coupled with a fledgling operating system. It's an odd melding of premium and basic features rolled into a single device. And this time around, Google priced out an expensive offering to be sure. Much like other Chromebooks, it's also difficult to categorize versus other products in the market...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Mid-2013) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jun 21 2013 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, the latest MacBook Air 13-inch shows decent performance gains. But it`s the ultraportable`s over 15 hours of battery life that blows away the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Sony VAIO T Series 15 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Jun 19 2013 | 8:21A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The all-new Sony VAIO T Series 15 has an attractive design, a beautiful 1080p HD touch display, long battery life and very good performance. It does lack a Blu-ray drive, which would have put it over the top, and the touch pad wasn`t the best."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
HP Envy 27 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jun 13 2013 | 11:35A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Envy 27 27-inch monitor is not only aesthetically pleasing, it delivers rich colors and premium audio quality courtesy of Dr. Dre`s Beats Audio technology. It`s also more expensive than most 27-inch monitors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

HP Slate 7 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jun 13 2013 | 7:50A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Slate 7 is a surprisingly speedy tablet with an enticing price tag, but it`s competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which features a better display, faster performance, and more up-to-date software. And the features HP touts as distinct feel a bit contrived-the wireless printing support is currently limited to HP printers and Beats Audio doesn`t make that big of an impact."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

MSI GT60 2OD-026US Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jun 10 2013 | 3:52A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GT60 2OD-026US is a gaming laptop with the latest 4th generation Haswell Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a solid-state hard drive. As a result, it has outstanding performance, a bright 15-inch 1080p display and a well-designed keyboard."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Samsung Series 3 NP300E5E-A05CA Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jun 07 2013 | 8:21A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As affordable mainstream laptops go, the Samsung Series 3 NP300E5E-A05CA, manages to balance the demands of performance and pricing fairly well, offering a laptop with solid performance at a reasonable price. While it`s not perfectthe port selection could stand to gain a USB 3.0 portthe overall package is quite good."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 11:46A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo has been making headlines with their IdeaPad Yoga. It is a tablet convertible that can be used as a laptop as well. There are 11-inch and 13-inch models. While the larger 13-inch model has the choice of Intel Core processors, the 11-inch does not and is rather powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform. Today we will be taking a look at that unit which does offer a very sleek and slim design, responsive 11.6-inch touchscreen, Lenovos patent-pending hinge design that allows the screen to flip completely over and it is running Windows RT. Lets check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Cooler Master NotePal ErgoStand II Review @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 11:35A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the current generation`s demand for better technologies and greater innovations, we all know the production or purchase of laptops isn`t going to decrease anytime soon. From the sounds of it, laptops are outselling pre-made desktops. So, it is only natural for companies to cater these types of users. Manufacturers like Cooler Master answer that need with various products. It you head over to their website, you will see they have a multitude of products geared just for laptop users. Cooler Master just recently added another cooler/stand to their cooling lineup. The new multifunction item is the NotePal ErgoStand II. It is not only a cooler, it is also a stand to hold the laptop firmly and in an angle that addresses ergonomics. The NotePal ErgoStand II allows the user to adjust the height of the laptop stand for a more comfortable position and posture. It also helps in cooling the laptop with the 140mm fan mounted in it. Including a four-port USB hub and a removable mesh panel adds usability and functionality."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Luxa2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger Review
     Tue, Jun 04 2013 | 12:35P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger is a sleek looking and solidly built piece of hardware. The silver unit I reviewed delivered exactly what it claimed, with the only casualty being the carrying pouch that did not survive normal usage. Equipped with a 7000mAh battery and two USB charging ports, it will provide multiple full charges for smaller portable devices (such as iPhones) and a decent percentage of on-screen time for more power-demanding tablets. The shape and weight of the LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger makes it fit easily into any regular laptop bag without much fuss."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2055) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Jun 03 2013 | 8:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Though it still has a couple of faults, the new version of the Acer C7 Chromebook is faster, longer lasting, and better all around. All this and its very low price tag makes it the best inexpensive Chromebook on the market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Lenovo Y500 Gaming Notebook Review: The Best Mobile Gaming Value Around?
     Sun, Jun 02 2013 | 12:35P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This sucker tears apart nearly every graphics performance test we threw at it, besting models equipped with GTX 670MX cards and decisively conquering anything with a single GT 650M (of which the Y500 we reviewed has two). It can easily handle most any modern game on High settings, and many even on Ultra. And best of all, its got one heck of a nice screen, sporting 1080p with good color reproduction, decent brightness, and a respectable level of contrast."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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