Laptops

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market, and what a year 2020 has been in the laptop space. After starting out with a large number of Intel Ice Lake designs early in the year, AMD then countered with their best laptop chip to date - Renoir - solving many of the power issues of previous designs, and providing more cores than the competition. Not to be outdone, Intel countered with their 11th gen Tiger Lake SoC, building on the successes of Ice Lake, and adding in a brand new GPU. Then, Apple got into the laptop game with their M1 processor, which is most definitely a game changer. Overall, 2020 has been a fantastic year for laptop buyers, which is perhaps...

Intel’s New NUC Laptop Kit: Whitebook Tiger Lake For All

The Next Unit of Computing branding, known as NUC (pronounced nu-ck), has long been associated with Intel’s small form factor desktop designs featuring mobile-class processors. Last year Intel broke...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Apple Intros First Three ‘Apple Silicon’ Macs: Late 2020 MacBook Air, 13-Inch MacBook Pro, & Mac Mini

As previously announced by Apple this summer, the company is embarking on a major transition within its Mac product lineup. After almost a decade and a half of relying...

47 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2020

Razer Book 13: It’s a 4K 16:10 Notebook, with 3840x2400 Resolution!

According to Razer, among the top requests from its users (aside from a toaster) is a more work-focused commercial style product using the same design identity as its popular...

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/9/2020

Acer’s New Swift 3X Notebook, with Intel Iris Xᵉ MAX Discrete Graphics, from $900

At Acer’s global press conference today, one of the hot ticket items was the announcement of an upcoming laptop featuring an Intel’s discrete graphics option. The new Intel Xe...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/21/2020

The Acer Nitro 5 Review: Renoir And Turing On A Budget

Acer has had a big year in 2020, thanks to their close relationship with AMD. Acer has long been a strong partner of AMD, through the good times, and...

45 by Brett Howse on 10/9/2020

Microsoft Launches the Surface Laptop Go: Lighter In The Hand And The Wallet

Microsoft’s Surface lineup started with a Surface RT tablet, but is now features a wide range of devices targeting different markets, with different price brackets, and different levels of...

63 by Brett Howse on 10/1/2020

Microsoft Surface Pro X Gets A Refresh: SQ2 Processor And Platinum Finish

Microsoft’s Surface Pro X seems to be a very divisive device. Being the only current generation Surface product powered by an Arm-based processor, it thrusts its users directly into...

40 by Brett Howse on 10/1/2020

A 15-inch Thin Laptop For The Road: No More Dongles With The XMG DJ 15

As a journalist and an editor that in any given year travels around the world to attend events, having the best device that helps me write news and generate...

46 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/1/2020

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X1 Nano: Intel Evo And 2K Display

The fall rush of laptop announcements is upon us, thanks to Intel announcing their latest 11th generation Core processor, codenamed Tiger Lake, and packaged as part of the Intel...

12 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2020

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Available For Preorder: Hold Onto Your Wallet

Announced back at CES, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold is now available for preorder. Combining a foldable 13.3-inch OLED display with Intel’s Lakefield Hybrid CPU, this Always Connected PC ushers...

9 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2020

Dell Catches A Tiger Lake For The XPS 13 And XPS 13 2-in-1

With Intel’s launch of their latest 11th generation Core products, code-named Tiger Lake, it is time for the fall refresh from Intel’s customers, and one of the first out...

28 by Brett Howse on 9/28/2020

Honor’s First Gaming Laptop: The Hunter V700

With all the political wrangling going on with Huawei and Honor, one product line that both companies seem to be able to push is the laptop and notebook business...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/19/2020

Schenker VIA 14: 14-inch Tiger Lake Magnesium Notebook, with 28W Version Inbound

With Intel lifting the lid on its new Tiger Lake mobile processors today, a number of vendors are announcing their upcoming notebooks. Schenker Technologies, a German brand known in...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/2/2020

HP Updates The ZBook Lineup With Power And Fury

Today HP is launching updates to their ZBook lineup with the new HP ZBook Fury 15 and 17, and the ZBook Power G7 mobile workstations offering performance, manageability, and...

25 by Brett Howse on 9/1/2020

Lenovo Refreshes the Yoga Lineup With Ryzen and Next-Gen Intel Core Processors

There are several iconic designs in the PC space that have spawned many competing clones, and Lenovo is the proud parent of one such design in the Lenovo Yoga...

43 by Brett Howse on 8/18/2020

MediaTek Announces T700 5G Modem Powering Intel PCs Successfully Certified

Last year, Intel and MediaTek had announced a partnership with the goal of developing a 5G modem that would be used in future next-generation PC platforms. The move followed...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2020

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) Review: Return of the King

Dell changed the Windows laptop market in a single stroke with the launch of the updated XPS 13 back in 2015, ushering in the world of the InfinityEdge display...

225 by Brett Howse on 7/16/2020

Lenovo’s New ThinkPad P1 Gen3 for Professionals: OLED, 8-core Xeon, Quadro

At the high-end of Lenovo’s ThinkPad designs, where professionals need server-grade features like ECC and graphics focused on compute or rendering, we get the P1 model which is updated...

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

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

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