Laptops

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a much more cyclical upgrade cycle, gaming laptops tend to evolve in lockstep with the major components inside them. For the gaming laptop market, this includes not only more powerful CPUs, but also more unique (for a laptop) components like discrete video cards, mechanical keyboards, and perhaps an IPS panel or high-refresh TN display. All of which come together to make a breed of laptop that is very different from the kinds of machines that define the mainstream and professional markets.

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3: 45 W Core i9, 15.6-inch, 1650Ti

For the high-performance commercial space, the line of Extreme Lenovo ThinkPads is a popular choice. For the current generation, Lenovo is unveiling a new X1 Extreme Gen3 version specifically...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/17/2020

AMD Announces Radeon Pro 5600M Navi GPU with HBM2 - Inside Apple's MacBook Pro 16"

Today AMD has officially announced one of the long rumoured missing Navi parts in the form of the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU, seeing the Navi 12 design...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2020

AMD Confirms That SmartShift Tech Only Shipping in One Laptop For 2020

Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power...

55 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2020

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review: A Refreshing Dip Into Ice Lake

The PC industry has introduced some remarkably exciting designs over the last five years or so. Some of those designs, such as the thin-bezel laptop, have been adopted by...

123 by Brett Howse on 6/3/2020

Samsung Unveils Intel-based Galaxy Book S: Intel’s Lakefield Inbound

Samsung this morning is taking the wraps off of the long-awaited Intel (x86) version of the company’s popular ultraportable, always-connected laptop, the Galaxy Book S. First teased by Samsung...

50 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2020

Huawei Matebook X Pro and Matebook 13 2020 Models Available For Pre-Order

Back in February this year, we published an announcement that Huawei was planning on refreshing its Matebook X Pro for 2020. Following on from this, Huawei has announced that...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/18/2020

Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso

There are three major selling factors when it comes to laptops: Specifications, Price, and Style. It is exceedingly rare to have a laptop hit all three, and if often...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/15/2020

Dell Revamps XPS 15 And Brings Back XPS 17

The XPS lineup from Dell has been a resounding success and was the first laptop to feature the ultra-thin bezels that have defined the modern laptop. For 2020, Dell...

83 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2020

Dell Gaming Updates: Alienware Goes Super And Dell Adds Ryzen

Today Dell is refreshing the better portion of their gaming lineup, moving to the latest Comet Lake processors on both their Dell-branded Gaming laptops, as well as their Alienware...

17 by Brett Howse on 5/13/2020

New Lenovo ThinkPad Range with Ryzen 4000 & 4000 PRO Mobile

Small to medium business owners generally want a something in a compact design, to lug it around to a business meeting to take essential notes, but ultimately can be...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/7/2020

Microsoft Springs A Surface Refresh: Surface Book 3 And Surface Go 2 Plus Accessories

This morning Microsoft is announcing a refresh on a couple more of their Surface products that did not get updated back in October. The Surface Book 3 and Surface...

43 by Brett Howse on 5/6/2020

The Acer Swift 3 SF314 Notebook Review: Swift Gets Swifter With Ryzen 4000

Almost two years ago to the day, we had a chance to check out Acer’s Swift 3 laptop featuring AMD's first Ryzen Mobile platform, Raven Ridge. Acer has been...

191 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/5/2020

Apple Launches New 13" MacBook Pro: 10th Gen Ice Lake and New Scissor Keyboard

Today Apple is releasing new revamped versions of its 13” MacBook Pro line-up, most notably updating the series with the new scissor-switch style Magic Keyboard, as well as giving...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/4/2020

XPG Enters the Gaming Notebook Market with the 15.6-inch XENIA

XPG, the gaming arm of prolific storage vendor ADATA, has just announced its first-ever gaming notebook, the XENIA. Designed in collaboration with Intel, the 15.6-inch XENIA is based on...

25 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/22/2020

Two New Razer Blade Steath 13 Notebooks: With Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake & GTX 1650 Ti

Off the back of the release of two new Blade 15 series (NVIDIA GeForce RTX and Intel 10th Gen models), Razer has also unveiled two new variations of its...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/21/2020

HP Updates Pavilion x360 14 Series, A 10th Gen Ice Lake Convertible

In what has become a busy month for HP, the company has continued to update its array of laptops and other portable PCs with new Intel processors. The latest...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/20/2020

HP ENVY Laptop Refresh Adds OLED And RTX For 2020

While HP’s Spectre lineup is what HP would probably consider their top-tier brand, the ENVY series has quietly become a very potent competitor, with premium-grade materials, and even discrete...

21 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2020

HP Announces ZBook Studio And ZBook Create Notebooks: Targeting The Top

HP has announced the new ZBook Studio and ZBook Create notebooks today, along with their ENVY refresh. The HP Envy 15 announced today targets creators and prosumers, but the...

29 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2020

ASUS Updates Chromebook Flip Series With Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake

With the vast majority of vendors updating its notebook portfolios with Intel 10th generation processors, ASUS has added a new model its Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook Flip C436. Two...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2020

Origin PC Announces EON15-X AMD Gaming Laptop: Putting AMD's Ryzen 9 3900 In a Laptop

Even though AMD has already released its Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series of processors, Origin PC has gone one step further for their new AMD gaming laptop, assuming a machine...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2020

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