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Moto Z, Moto Z Play & Moto Mods Revealed.
     Sat, Dec 03 2016 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo recently revealed the Moto Z and Moto Z Play smartphones, along with their very interesting range of Moto Mods and Style Shells. Check them out!

The Best Tablets
     Fri, Dec 02 2016 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Exploding tablet sales are no more. The latest figures show us that slates and detachables' sales have fallen eight quarters in a row. This could be explained by a number of factors, among them that smartphones are now larger and faster, while laptops are thinner and lighter than they used to, so the scope of tablets has been narrowed down significantly.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Kaby Lake Makes A Fantastic 13-Inch Laptop Even Better
     Thu, Dec 01 2016 | 10:23A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanically speaking, Dell has done little to change or update its wildly popular XPS 13 and 15 series of premium consumer notebooks since their initial release. There's no mystery as to why that is the case, however. When something works this well, you stick with it. The Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15 have been two of the best selling notebooks in the company's history. However, despite minimal exterior design changes, Dell has taken a vigorous approach to refreshing the XPS 13 and 15 line of notebooks with the latest Intel processor platforms. In fact, the new Dell XPS 13 9360 we have on tap for review here today is one of the first notebooks we've received in for testing with Intel's 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core series processor technology powering the experience.

The Best Laptops
     Thu, Dec 01 2016 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. After looking this year's releases and analyzing hundreds of expert and user reviews, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories: ultraportables, gaming, workstations and more.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000
     Wed, Nov 30 2016 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's take a look at one of their latest 2-in-1 laptops from the Dell Inspiron 5000 Series – the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368), which recently received a minor refresh (5378). The older Inspiron 13 5368 and the newer Inspiron 13 5378 have the same build and design. They only differ in the processor and storage options.

Surface 4 Pro - A Real Laptop Replacement
     Mon, Nov 28 2016 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft touts their Surface line of devices as the tablets that can replace your laptop. After several years and three previous generations, this statement is finally true. The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet that has most of the benefits of a laptop. The original Surface tablet that debuted in 2012 had many drawbacks including the ole windows 8 operating …

MSI GS73 6RF 'Stealth Pro' 4K Laptop Review
     Mon, Nov 21 2016 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI have been producing a fine line of gaming-oriented laptops for the last couple of years and today we look at their latest super slimline 17 inch model which features a Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics, and a 4k IPS panel along with Steelseries keyboard and Killer networking. At £1999.99 inc. VAT, the MSI GS73 6RF ‘Stealth Pro’ targets the wealthy enthusiast user who places a heavy demand on portability.

Alienware 13 R3 With GeForce 10 And OLED Eats MacBook Pros For Lunch
     Tue, Nov 01 2016 | 2:13P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell's Alienware division stepped up today with a new, compact and powerful weapon in its laptop arsenal with the announcement of the redesigned Alienware 13 notebook. Now, before you get all misty about the headline, we understand Apple's latest MacBook isn't optimized for gaming, but the comparison of what can be done in a 13-inch notebook frame can still be made. We're just having a little fun with it... It's built with some of the highest-end notebook components on the market currently, save for perhaps its GPU, which is more of a desktop-class graphics chip, actually. In addition, Alienware's delicious OLED display option returns in to machine with 400 nits of brightness, a QHD 2560X1440 resolution and gobs of saturation and pop.

Hands On And First Impressions Of The Microsoft Surface Studio AIO PC
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:27P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft unveiled its first all-in-one desktop system yesterday, known as the Surface Studio. The new Surface Studio is a premium, all-in-one PC that’s outfitted with an Intel processor, NVIDIA graphics, and hybrid storage system. It also has a super-thin, ultra-high resolution 28” / 125mm thin touch display that is optimized for color accuracy and wide viewing angles. The Surface Studio also includes a new Surface Dial that offers a new input method, and of course, Surface Pen input is supported too...

Lenovo Ideapad Y900-17ISK Gaming Notebook Review
     Thu, Oct 27 2016 | 2:27P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Lenovo tries its hand at the gaming laptop market with the Ideapad Y900-17ISK. And, you know what? They did pretty darn well. Come and take a look."

GIGABYTE P55W v6 Gaming Notebook Review
     Thu, Oct 20 2016 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's P55W v6 gaming notebook comes loaded with NVIDIA's impressive Pascal-based mobile GeForce GTX 1060 for solid performance at a good price."

MSI GT83VR 6RF-028UK GTX 1080 SLI Laptop Review
     Thu, Oct 20 2016 | 11:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ‘Titan’ moniker is iconic in the world of technology – Nvidia have used it to great effect for many years now and after MSI released their first Titan laptop back in 2014, the name has become synonymous with cutting edge hardware. My colleague Leo has already taken a look at the GT83VR 6RF for the KitGuru TV channel, but today I analyse it in more detail for the main site. This laptop features a massive 18.4 FHD inch panel, 64GB of DDR4 memory, full mechanical keyboard, Core i7 6920HQ and dual Nvidia GTX 1080’s running in SLi.

Early Hands-On With The ASUS ZenBook 3
     Mon, Oct 17 2016 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're capping off our Zenvolution coverage today with an overview of the ZenBook 3 and the ZenWatch 3. We were able to go "hands-on" with both devices and they're pretty impressive pieces of hardware. The ZenBook 3 is now decked out with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors; in this case, the Core i7-7500U and i5-7200U. Weighing in at just 2 pounds with a thin 11.9mm profile, this is ASUS’s thinnest ZenBook to date...

Asus ZenBook 3 Review: An Intel Kaby Lake-Powered Ultrabook
     Sun, Oct 16 2016 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although they were initially announced all the way back at Computex, ASUS held a casual event in NYC this past Wednesday (Oct. 5) to officially launch an array of new products, including the ZenBook 3, ZenWatch 3, ZenPhone 3, and Transformer Pro 3 and Mini. We’ve got some initial coverage of all of those products here at HotHardware if you’d like some additional background on the full line-up, including hands-on video of the latest ZenBook and smartwatch. However, we couldn’t wait to dive in a little deeper with the ZenBook 3 for a couple of reasons. First off, the ZenBook 3 is the first Ultrabook to hit the lab built around Intel’s brand-new Kaby Lake-based 7th Generation Core series processors. If you’re unfamiliar with Kaby Lake, it is the follow-up product to last year’s Skylake, and features improved responsiveness, a beefed up multimedia engine, and it's built with a refined 14nm process that improves clocks and overall power efficiency.

MSI GS43VR Phantom Pro Gaming Laptop Review
     Fri, Oct 14 2016 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro is a compact a 14-inch gaming laptop powered by a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. This is Nvidia’s latest upper mid-range discrete graphics chip that succeeds and should significantly outperform the aging GTX 970M, narrowly beating the GTX 980M too at a lower power cost and with a less beefy cooling solution.

Gigabyte P57X v6 GTX 1070 Gaming Laptop Review
     Fri, Oct 14 2016 | 10:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has established themselves as one of the pioneers in the gaming laptop sector and released a fantastic repertoire of successful products. Of course, there’s fierce competition from the likes of MSI, ASUS and other key players which make it essential to try and hone the best possible package. So far, I’ve been impressed with Gigabyte’s offerings and believe they’ve taken the feedback on board to formulate a plethora of premium designs. In particular, the Aero 14 was a huge step forward in the right direction and the best ultrabook I’ve encountered which can run modern games relatively efficiently.

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