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GIGABYTE P34W v5 Review
     Sun, Jan 03 2016 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are set to look at what GIGABYTE has to offer in the P34W v5. This gaming notebook arrives with some exciting hardware courtesy of a number of renowned vendors – including Intel’s Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA’s GTX 970M and Samsung’s 951 NVMe M.2 SSD. GIGABYTE claims that P34W v5 is the “world’s most powerful slim 14” laptop”. In our review today, we’ll be seeing if this claim holds true – let’s begin!
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS ROG G752VT-DH72
     Wed, Dec 30 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New processor architectures inevitably lead to a flurry of refreshed product lines from PC makers. That's how things have been playing out with Skylake, a "tock" in Intel's tick-tock design cadence and its 6th generation Core processor family. As usual, ASUS is on the bleeding edge with new Skylake systems ready to go, one of which is the ROG G752VT. The specific model ASUS sent us is the ROG G752VT-DH72, a slightly toned down update to the ROG G751JY-DB72 we reviewed back in September. Like that laptop, the G752VT falls into the desktop replacement category and takes aim at gamers with high-end hardware and, the coup de grâce, a 17.3-inch IPS panel supporting NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. If this were a rap battle, mentioning G-Sync on a laptop would come right before the mic drop...
  FULL STORY @ MANAGE

MSI GS40 6QE Phantom Review
     Tue, Dec 29 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming laptops have the reputation of being monstrous objects requiring specially constructed bags for carrying them between locations with the battery life span of electronic gnats. With the MSI GS40 6QE Phantom, however, at least size isn’t an issue. Weighing in at 1.6kg, this is a notebook you could carry around all day. Yet it packs a serious punch inside.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Microsoft Surface Book Review
     Sun, Dec 27 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Surface Book is one of the most compelling products Microsoft has released in several years and for the first time in decades, the company's first laptop. The Surface Book is an early glimpse into the future of hybrid computing devices.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Microsoft's new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4
     Fri, Dec 25 2015 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The hardware design is superb, the hardware configuration is top of the line for this generation, Windows 10 is more than capable of handling the high DPI resolutions and there is no bloatware to deal with on the Surface platforms. Other than the eccentricities of the designs (Type Cover, hinge), price is the only thing that you can really complain about on either the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book. If you want flagship Windows notebooks that combine design, style, technology and performance, both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are the best you can buy. If I were picking one to keep in my bag going forward, I think the larger screen and discrete GPU option on the Surface Book would make it my selection."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Lenovo Stack has a ThinkPad logo
     Wed, Dec 23 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There's a reason the Lenovo Stack has a ThinkPad logo emblazoned on each component. Over the years, the name ThinkPad has become synonymous with mobile professionals. For the most part, ThinkPad has been reserved for tablets and laptops, but with the Lenovo Stack the company is introducing the brand to an entirely new category: accessories. First unveiled at CES 2015, Stack is as much a new concept as it is a product line. In a nutshell, this is Lenovo's take on a line of peripherals that all work with one another - or stack together - via a custom connector...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Dell XPS 15 Late 2015 Review
     Tue, Dec 22 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Dell launched its updated XPS 13 notebook with an Infinity Edge display that squeezes a 13 inch IPS panel into essentially a 12-inch frame, it was met with universal praise for its unique mechanical design advantages and premium build quality. In fact, it was so well-received that many of you almost immediately started asking if Dell would follow-up with the same sort of revamp for their 15-inch XPS 15 line as well. As it appears, Dell already had the same idea in mind and clearly the new XPS 15, with its 15-inch Infinity Edge display, was already in the engineering pipeline...The configuration we’re looking at here is one of Dell’s best setups with a 4K IPS panel, a 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700HQ Skylake quad-core processor at 2.6GHz with turbo boost to 3.5GHz, 16GB of DDR4 Memory at 2133MHz, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960M 2 GB mobile graphics engine and a 512GB NVMe PCI Express Solid State Drive. At $2099 MSRP we’ve certainly got a stacked and jacked configuration to show you here today.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Acer Z3 - An All-in-One with a Great Screen
     Fri, Dec 11 2015 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The All-in-One (AIO) computer is a great way to put a computer on your desktop without any clutter or big chunky CPU and the Acer Z3 series gives you everything that you need in an AIO. Acer Z3 Features The Acer Z3-710-UR54 that I reviewed is a sturdy AIO with a simple aluminum stand supporting a 23.8 screen with a …
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Best Laptops of 2015
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 12:03P | 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 at several of the best devices this year and analyzing dozens of professional reviews, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories: budget, ultraportables, gaming, workstations and Chromebooks.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Yoga 3 Pro
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What a difference a year can make. Now that Intel's Skylake processors are widely available, desktop, tablets, and hybrid convertibles are all being refreshed with the latest hardware. Lenovo, for example, recently introduced its Yoga 900. Though the nomenclature has changed a bit, this machine is effectively a revised Yoga 3 Pro. The unique watchband hinge should all but give it away; it's the token feature on a potent, high-powered machine that acts first and foremost as a laptop, and secondarily as a slate...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Sandberg Powerbank 20000 For Laptop Review
     Tue, Nov 10 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although mountain hiking has been in the family of Xtreme sports (one of the first ones actually) for many decades now it seems that more and more people are attracted to it as time goes by and it so happens that i know a couple of people who plan on visiting the top of mountain Olympus really soon (they wanted Everest but it's many times more expensive to get there from where they live). Taking such a decision of course requires quite a bit of planning and so aside the usual hiking equipment they also need to pack several other gadgets with them and this is where we come in since they came to me asking for a good powerbank with which they could charge their netbook (and hope 3G works up there) and smartphones. Well we had two choices for them, either a mid-capacity model with a solar panel which could be charged via the sun or one with a very high capacity which could last for quite a bit before running out. Solar panel models are good but in the winter and especially in a place like that they might not work well so a very high capacity model is a much safer bet. Even just 3 years ago portable battery packs with 10-15000mAh were not easy to find (not quality ones anyways) but today many make them and so this time over we have the latest Powerbank 20000 for laptop by Sandberg.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

ASUS Transformer Book T100HA
     Mon, Nov 09 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seeking to merge the tablet and notebook together, ASUS has engineered the trusty Transformer Book T100HA. This 2-in-1 device is essentially a 10-inch Windows 10 tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard. Being able to combine both these components allows the user to get the best of both worlds while on-the-go. Furthermore, ASUS has added in a burly quad-core Intel Z8500 processor and the capability to take advantage of up to 12 hours of usage. Is this enough to make the new Transformer Book a good deal? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 Review
     Tue, Nov 03 2015 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablet makers are continually in the process of slimming down their devices and boosting battery life, even in the entry-level space, where products like the Android-based Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 play. Lenovo gave this tablet an aggressive price point of $169.99 and designed it for entertainment use, which ought to make the Yoga Tab 3 8 appealing to a broad range of potential consumers. So, we decided to take the tablet for a spin and see if it has something to offer savvy, frugal consumers this holiday season...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Hands-On Dell's XPS 15 4K Inifinity Edge Beauty And Precision
     Mon, Nov 02 2015 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of those products is the XPS 15, Dell's hot new Ultrabook with a gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K resolution Infinity Edge display. It sports the same near-borderless design as the XPS 13 that impressed us earlier this year, but in a larger form factor that's perhaps easier on the eyes and better suited to users that prefer larger screens. We also spent some up-close time with Dell's Precision 15, the company's thinnest and lightest workstation product. You wouldn't know it's a workstation just by looking at it though, which is by design -- part of Dell's focus was sprucing up the design language so that it looks as nice as it functions...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Acer launches new Predator gaming range in London
     Sun, Nov 01 2015 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Traditionally, Acer’s reputation was built on cramming as many cool-sounding technologies as possible into a simple chassis with a low price. The global downturn in 2008 caused a rethink at this $11 billion corporation and, since then, there has been a much greater focus on design aesthetics. Last night’s launch of the new Predator range of gaming systems showed a clear direction for future models. KitGuru was on hand in a noisy warehouse to get the lowdown from Acer expert Simon Gaines.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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

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