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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Gaming
     Sat, Oct 31 2015 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS has has their Poseidon Z line of gaming keyboards out on the market for a while now. These keyboards are made to give gamers a solid no-frills full-size gaming keyboard, which many gamers will appreciate. You are not going to find extra macro keys, unnecessary buttons, or even a wrist rest. Tt eSPORTS also saves you the gamer money by using their own mechanical switches instead of the more expensive Cherry MX keys. At the time of writing this keyboard is selling for only $119.99. We’ve previously taken a look at the Poseidon Z Illuminated and the Poseidon ZX and really enjoyed them for their functionality and simplicity. With the Poseidon Z RGB Tt eSPORTS has added full RGB backlighting so you can really show off the keyboard! Let’s take a look and see what this keyboard is all about!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASUS Transformer Book T100HA Review
     Fri, Oct 30 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS recently announced their plans to expand their Transformer Book Family with a brand new update to their successful Transformer line of highly mobile devices. The cool think about the ASUS Transformer line is that these devices are designed to run the latest Windows Operating system as well as give you a full-functionality as a tablet and or ultra-light laptop. While I love the style and functionality of Apple’s iPad, it really is difficult to get any work done on the machine itself. It’s great for serving up content, but when you want to work with a spreadsheet. give a presentation, or even respond in depth to a an e-mail, the native iPads are very difficult to get content into. Enter the ASUS Transformer Book line of ‘convertible’ laptops. There are currently three models available: The $699 10.1” Transformer Book Chi, the $349 11.6” Transformer Book Flip, and the $299 10.1” Transformer Book T100HA. ASUS was kind enough to send us over the Transformer Book T100HA to get some real-world experiences with.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Review
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s GT and GE gaming laptop range have been a phenomenal success due to the feature-rich package, astonishingly-high build quality, and affordable pricing compared to the competition. The combination of class-leading components in a cool and quiet chassis creates a wonderful laptop experience which legitimately rivals large full-tower PCs without having to make too many concessions. Furthermore, each unit is designed with portability in mind opting for a sleek profile and surprisingly light weight even with the battery installed. MSI’s design team managed to maintain a slim profile without impacting on battery life or cooling proficiency. As a result, the final build is perfectly balanced and feels like a meticulously planned piece of equipment.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gigabyte P55W V4-CF1 Gaming Laptop
     Thu, Oct 29 2015 | 4:18P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has loaded the P55W v4 with a stack of quality hardware that should appeal to gamers who want decent performance without blowing a fortune. The CPU is Intel Broadwell Core i7-5700HW allied to 8GB of DDR3L and the graphics chip is Nvidia GTX 970M. The 15.6-inch screen is a Full HD 1920×1080 IPS panel, and when you add that lot together you’ve got all the hardware you need to play modern games at decent frame rates.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G
     Sat, Oct 24 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month NVIDIA introduced the world to the GTX 980 in a new form factor for gaming notebook. Using the same Maxwell GPU, the same performance levels but with slightly tweaked power delivery and TDPs, notebooks powered by the GTX 980 promise to be a noticeable step faster than anything before it. Late last week I got my hands on the updated MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G, the first retail ready gaming notebook to not only integrate the new GTX 980 GPU but also an unlocked Skylake mobile processor.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom
     Thu, Oct 22 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The starting point for this preview of the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom is a little background reading. KitGuru recently reviewed the 15.6-inch GS60 which has a great deal in common with this 14-inch GS40. Both laptops use the same Core i7-6700HQ CPU and Nvidia GTX 970M graphics and both are incredibly thin and light. The big change for the GS40, apart from the smaller chassis and screen, is that the panel is Full HD rather than 4K, which makes perfect sense. 14-inches is far too small for a 4K display and in any case the GTX 970M cannot drive that many pixels when you are playing games.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Lenovo Stack products
     Thu, Oct 22 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week Lenovo sent us a full set of the ThinkPad Stack devices including a portable router, external USB 3.0 hard drive, Bluetooth speaker and external battery. With a price tag totaling nearly $400 for the entire set, there is a pretty high expectation for functionality, build quality and usability that Lenovo needs to hit, and they do a better job than I expected (honestly) to hit it. You don't have to buy all of the available Stack accessories, and that is part of the charm of the new product line - you can customize them to your own needs.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
Ohuhu Foldable Adjustable Lapdesk
     Wed, Oct 21 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Up for review today I’ve got something a little different from the latest reviews, it’s something for your laptop or tablet that can be very useful. The product is from Ohuhu and it’s a foldable and portable lapdesk or laptop stand but it also has a couple fans built into it to help keep you laptop cool. The table can be folded in half and taken with you to be used wherever you need to go. it’s not a bad product overall, it can be useful for sure. Read on to learn more.. "
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOGOG

MSI GS60-2PE ‘Ghost Pro’ Gaming Notebook Review
     Mon, Oct 12 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with the launch of Intel’s Z97 chipset and the release of the Haswell-Refresh processors, however whilst all of this has been going on, there has been another launch that has taken place, although it seems that it was completely missed out due to the rumours and speculations surrounding Z97. This launch that I’m referring to has come from the green team over at NVIDIA. On the desktop market we are well and truly settled with the latest range of 700 series GeForce GTX graphics cards, however the notebook side of the market has taken a step forward into the next generation with the release of the 800m series of discrete mobile graphics solutions. Now before I go any further, I will answer a very quick question that has been asked over the last few days; “800 Series…? Does this mean that the desktop cards are soon going to be making a step forward as well?” Whilst I can understand where to question is coming from, after all it makes perfectly good sense to ask this, sadly the introduction of the 800m series is not a flag to indicate that the 800 series desktop GPUs are on their way. If anything I don’t expect to hear anything about the GTX 800 series desktop cards until the end of this year or the start of next. This said though, the 800m series is still a generation up from the 700m as we would expect and along with it comes new levels of performance and more features and technology. Over the 700m series cards, the 800m chips are set to offer a performance boost of around 10% over the previous generation, along with new technologies such as battery boost, where the power drain from the GPU core is reduced, whilst keeping the frame rates over 30fps. The battery boost technology doesn’t just give us a small gain in life either, NVIDIA say that in some cases we could expect to see notebook batteries lasting up to twice as long (compared to a similar system with a 700m series GPU) and alongside the more power conscious Haswell processors, mobile gaming is becoming more of a reality and not just a dream.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet
     Sun, Oct 11 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) tablet was designed as a more affordable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0. Priced at least 30% lower than the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, it even offers a higher resolution screen and a higher-resolution rear camera. How did ASUS manage to accomplish this feat?
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
     Sun, Oct 11 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We were fortunate enough to attend Microsoft’s Windows 10 Devices event in New York yesterday, at which the company unveiled a new line-up of products, including the innovative Surface Book, the thinner and lighter Surface Pro 4, a re-vamped Band fitness tracker and smartwatch, and a trio of Lumia-branded smartphones, the 950, 950 XL, and 550... We go hands-on with these new Microsoft products live at the show to give you a first look at this arsenal of Windows 10 devices Microsoft will be rolling out in the next few weeks...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

FSP Twinkle 65 Slim Universal Notebook Adapter Review
     Wed, Oct 07 2015 | 4:59P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The FSP Twinkle 65 Universal Notebook Adapter I'm reviewing today is advertised as the smallest and lightest 65-watt notebook power adapter on the market today making it a unique option to have because it'll help unload the weight from your notebook bag when travelling. Supporting 99.9% of all 19v notebooks on the market, we'll see what else the Twinkle 65 can offer you and how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Microsoft’s ‘Shock and Awe’ Campaign Delivers Tantalizing Surface Book 2-in-1
     Wed, Oct 07 2015 | 12:34P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Apple may be the king of “One More Thing,” but Microsoft revealed today that it too can bring its own flavor of Shock and Awe to a captive audience. Leading up to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Devices event which was held this morning, we heard rumors that a 14-inch Surface tablet would be among the devices unveiled. Many dismissed the reports, but Microsoft delivered in spades today. Along with a new Surface Pro, Band, and Lumia devices, Microsoft had an additional surprise.

So, along with everything else, we present to you the Surface Book, which features a large 13.5-inch display with 267 pixels per inch (3,000 x 2,000). And would you just look at the display hinge — Microsoft calls it a Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge and we’ve never seen anything quite like it on a laptop. And instead of transforming into a tight wedge shape when the display is closed (and viewed from the side), the the device takes on a sort of an odd “U” shape...

  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro Review
     Wed, Sep 30 2015 | 1:08P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a few days ago that MSI announced a large selection of new notebooks featuring the newly released Intel Skylake processors and today we have the pleasure of taking a look at the GE72 6QF Apache Pro. GE72 is armed with Intel’s new Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4 and NVIDIA’s GTX 970M, so we’re expected good things from this mid to high-end notebook. On the subsequent pages we’ll be putting GE72 through its paces to give you a definitive verdict.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Nvidia officially reveals the Shield tablet
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week, KitGuru was invited to a press event in London, where Nvidia showed off its Shield tablet and controller for the very first time. The Shield tablet has been designed to deliver a console experience through Nvidia’s own technologies such as Shadow Play and Game-Stream.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 980 GPU For High-End Gaming Notebooks
     Sun, Sep 27 2015 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA’s power-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture is a perfect fit for the notebook market, as evidenced by the slew of strong products up and down the company’s mobile GPU line-up. But today NVIDIA is taking things is a slightly different direction at the ultra-high-end, and introducing a “new” mobile GPU, that’s not really a mobile part—the GeForce GTX 980. Notice, there’s no “M” on the end of that model number. We're talking about what's essentialy the full desktop GeForce GTX 980, optimized for mobile form factors...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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