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.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-Inch) Review: AMD Ryzen Surface Edition

This year at Microsoft’s somewhat annual Surface update event, Microsoft surprised everyone by not only announcing a newer and larger Surface Laptop 3, bumping the screen size from 13.5-inches...

91 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2019

Dynabook Updates Support Policies, Now Offers 3 & 4 Year Warranties For Some Models

Back in the day, virtually all PCs came standard with a three-year warranty with some makers offering to extend it to five years. Due to cut-throat competition on the...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2019

Razer Unveils Optical Laptop Keyboard

Razer has introduced the industry’s first notebook keyboard based on optical switches. The low-profile keyboard promises tactile feedback of mechanical switches as well as near instant actuation required by...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/16/2019

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 for eSports: Now with a 240 Hz Display

Already a big name in the gaming laptop market thanks to its sizable-yet-portable form factor, Razer has announed that they're going to be expanding the range of their flagship...

17 by Anton Shilov on 10/14/2019

HP Unveils Chromebooks for Enterprise: AMD and Intel

HP has introduced its first business-oriented Chromebooks for Enterprise mobile PCs that support advanced security, management, and deployment features. The lineup consists of two machines featuring different configurations: Intel-based...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2019

MSI’s Alpha 15: AMD Ryzen 3750H and Radeon RX 5500M

MSI is preparing to release a gaming laptop based exclusively on AMD’s CPU and GPU mobile hardware. The Alpha 15 from MSI will be among the first notebooks to...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

HP’s 2019 Spectre 13 X360 Launched: Ice Lake, OLED, 22 Hours

HP has introduced a new version of its 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop. The Project Athena-class hybrid notebook is smaller than its predecessor yet features higher performance, improved responsiveness...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop 3 Family: Now Including 15-Inch Models & Custom AMD Ryzen APUs

Kicking off the holiday quarter for Microsoft, today the company held its annual Surface press event, where the company announced a slate of new laptops, tablets, & 2-in-1s for...

88 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2019

Razer's Blade Pro 17 Gets a 4K 120 Hz Monitor

When Razer introduced its revamped 17.3-inch Blade Pro 17 laptops earlier this year, one of the things that caught the eye was the absence of models with an Ultra-HD...

13 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

HP’s Unveils Elite Dragonfly Laptop: 13.3-Inch Convertible With a 24.5 Hour Battery Life

HP this morning is introducing its new flagship 13.3-inch convertible laptop, which the company is calling the Elite Dragonfly. The Project Athena-class laptop is designed to check all of...

25 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

Acer’s ConceptD 9 Pro: A 17.3-Inch Convertible w/ Core i9 & Quadro RTX 5000

In the recent years, leading makers of gaming PCs have been experimenting with unorthodox form-factors in an attempt to maximize performance and improve overall experience. Having learnt from its...

15 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

Dynaboook Reveals Tecra X50: A Lightweight 15.6-Inch Laptop with a 10+ Hrs Battery Life

Dynabook, formerly PC division of Toshiba, today introduced its flagship Tecra laptop aimed at corporate, business, and education users. The Tecra X50 comes with a 15.6-inch IGZO laptop, weighs...

17 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

Lenovo’s Yoga C940 15.6-Inch: Eight Cores and GTX 1650

Lenovo today introduced its brand-new Yoga C940 convertible laptop with a 15.6-inch display that is aimed at performance-driven consumers and creative professionals. In addition to a large screen, the...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

Lenovo Unveils Yoga C940 14-Inch: Ice Lake, 4K, Dolby Vision

Lenovo has introduced its new-generation top-of-the-range Yoga C940-series 14-inch convertible notebooks. The new breed has been equipped with Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake processors along with plethora of new...

4 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2019

ASUS Unveils ASUSPRO B9 (B9450): A 14-Inch Ice Lake Laptop at 880 Grams

ASUS announced its all-new ASUSPRO notebook aimed at business users who need rich functionality, advanced security, and ultimate portability. Taking advantage of Intel’s Project Athena as well as Intel’s...

16 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

It Hurtz a Lot: ASUS's New 300 Hz Laptops

ASUS has been at the forefront of using displays with extreme refresh rates with its ROG-series gaming laptops. The company was the first to launch notebooks with a 120...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Blink Quickly: Acer’s Predator Triton 500 Gets a 300 Hz Display

Introduced earlier this year, Acer’s Predator Triton 500 turned out to be a formidable 15.6-inch gaming PC that brought together rather extreme performance and relatively compact dimensions. Starting this...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Acer’s Predator Triton 300: Thin Laptop w/ Core i7, GeForce GTX 1650, PowerGem

Numerous mobile gamers nowadays demand not only performance, but also portability. In an attempt to bring together gaming-grade performance and compactness of mainstream laptops, Acer developed its all-new Predator...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Acer Unveils ConceptD 7 Pro: Core i7, Quadro RTX 5000, 4K Calibrated Monitor

Acer has announced its new lineup of laptops aimed at professionals and offering appropriate performance, capabilities, and certifications from ISVs. Acer’s Concept D Pro notebooks use Intel’s processors as...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

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