Our performance benchmarks quickly eliminated my hopes that this system could serve in either role. Atom was not a very good processor when it debuted, and since then Intel has allowed it to wither on the vine. Lenovo should have gone with an AMD E-450 APU instead - it also can have trouble with HD video in certain situations, but in my experience the Fusion APUs have been far superior to Atom paired with a discrete GPU."
Lenovo, who we all know for their popular ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebooks also has a complete line of All-in-One PC systems. Today we are taking a look at one from their Essential Series, the C325 All-in-One. This system features an AMD E450 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of disk space, WiFi and much more. Did I mention all of this is inside of a 20-inch display? Since the entire system is basically just a display it makes it perfect for an office, bedroom, or even your kitchen. Read on to see what this system is all about!"
Asus has revamped its entry level Transformer tablet, squeezing Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor into a slimmer, sexier body. The trademark keyboard dock remains, as does the affordable price tag. We take a closer look to see how the Transformer Pad 300 measures up.
A common complaint of people interested in buying a tablet is the considerable price of these devices. More recently we've witnessed a price drop in tablets by smaller manufacturers, but none of the big names have really followed suit yet. Companies such as Viewsonic are launching tablets with IPS panels in the £200-£250 range, and the real cheap tablets (below £160) are getting increasingly better. The 7-inch 70b internet tablet by Archos falls in the latter category, even though it is is fully Google-certified. In other words, consumers wanting to spend less on a tablet are getting more and better options. ASUS desires a piece of this pie as well, and has released the Transformer Pad TF300, which we will now take a closer look at.
The 10.1-inch Asus Transformer Pad 300 boasts a beautiful IPS display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Our tablet also came with 32GB of onboard storage plus 8GB of ASUS Webstorage space, along with an SD card slot for expansion (there will be a 16GB option, as well). There’s a 1.2MP webcam on the front and an 8MP camera on the back; although the latter boasts some excellent features, including autofocus, there’s unfortunately no flash...
MSI GT683DXR Gaming Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Based on a familiar chassis the GT683DXR offers high end mobile speakers, a full HD screen and powerful CPU/GPU combination. Did we mention the dual hard drives in Raid 0 or 8GB of DDR3-1333, upgradable to 32GB? No. Well read on to find out what MSI can offer for the mobile enthusiast."
The Gateway NV57H54u is a 15.6-inch powerhouse laptop that offers great performance, a comfortable keyboard and long battery life all without a high price. It does suffer from a mildly dim display and some touchpad issues, but other than that, it`s a solid buy."
The first laptop we`ve seen to show off one of the new Intel Ivy Bridge mobile processors is the Asus N56VM, a 15.6-inch desktop replacement. The chip is the Core i7-3720QM, a 2.6GHz quad-core, eight-thread processor with 6MB of cache. The laptop also comes with a full 1080p display and two graphics solutions?the CPU`s new Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics and the Nvidia GeForce GT 630M, a low-end discrete GPU."
?The Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 is an entry-level laptop with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It provides good performance, but doesn`t provide a lot of the more advanced features that you`d find on a slightly more expensive laptop.?"
Our Dell XPS 15z review unit offers excellent processor performance, and while the GT 525M GPU is not up to powering the 1080p display in today?s latest games, it does offer adequate performance at lower resolutions. These traits are enhanced by gobs of RAM and a large hard drive. On paper, it looks ahead of the pack."
WaterField Designs now makes custom-size PC laptop sleeves.
As we all know, finding a snug case for a PC can be a challenge.
Don't settle for the handful of sizes offered by big box stores. By providing
just a few key measurements at the time of ordering, WaterField can quickly make a fitted laptop sleeve for your specific PC laptop, netbook or
ultrabook. WaterField also offers custom-fitted laptop sleeves for Apple laptop
"We make several hundred different SleeveCase sizes because PC laptops come
in so many dimensions and configurations. Too many PC users settle for a
poor-fitting, protective sleeve. Our custom sleeves are our greatest
differentiator; we can create a proper-fitting, protective SleeveCase for any
size laptop made."
Features of the SleeveCase
•High-grade, shock-absorbing neoprene padding •Domestically-produced,
ballistic nylon shell •Bottom loop to aid in easy extraction •Choice of
horizontal- or vertically-oriented case to match both messenger bags and
backpacks •Optional addition of a lightly padded flap for extra protection
•Choice of trim (grey checkered Indium or distressed brown leather)
•Optional D-rings and a strap to use as a stand-alone bag •All metal
hardware add-ons •TSA-friendly •Made entirely in the USA - San Francisco
The Dell Alienware X51 delivers serious performance, including enough for gaming, without costing you an arm and a leg. It has an attractive design, USB 3.0, Blu-ray, built-in Wi-Fi and an easy-to-access interior. While nearly an overall home run, it does have a few small design quirks."
The Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130 has a 14-inch display that is backed up with good performance thanks to the Intel Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM. While it is slightly thicker than some other 14-inch laptops, it has a really great-looking display that makes it stand out from the rest."
The Toshiba Satellite C655-S5542 is a 15.6-inch portable featuring Intel`s humble Celeron B815 processor, a 320GB hard drive and 3GB of RAM. At under $400, however, it certainly makes waves in the budget notebook category, but the lack of extras, like USB 3.0, are apparent."
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Dell were one of the first manufacturers to release an Ultrabook with up to date specification and today we have that model on our test bench. The XPS 13 mixes premium materials with some impressive specifications to try and tempt users away from more restrictive devices and into the world of performance mobile computing."
After spending some time with the ASUS Zenbook we must saw that we are amazed with how responsive and fast this notebook feels and it looks gorgeous. ASUS has really stepped up the game when it comes to fit and finish of their products and the quality of the great workmanship is really starting to pay off. The ASUS Zenbook UX31E is amazingly thin and after traveling through the airport with one, it is hard to want to use anything besides an Ultrabook now..."