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Computex 2015 - Looking to improve our portable technology, NVIDIA has mentioned that it is interested in adding G-Sync to laptops.
As G-Sync sets out to increase frame rates and improve an overall gaming experience, laptops designed with gamers in mind are becoming more popular as technology makes advancements. There is no shortage of Intel i7-toting, NVIDIA 980m wielding 17" beasts on the market and it only makes sense that G-Sync should be added to the arsenal.
NVIDIA's director of technical marketing, Tom Peterson, claims that this technology will be flexible - further claiming that we could see it soon added to mobile phones and Virtual Reality applications.
Sometimes too much is simply not enough and for those times you will have to call EUROCOM to provide you with a laptop. Pushing its new P7 Pro 17.3" Mobile Workstation, EUROCOM has gone all out in the features department.
Complete with NVIDIA Quadro graphics models including K5100M, K3100M and K1100M and paired with an Intel i7-4700 desktop processor, there's also the option to throw in 32GB of memory and 5.2TB of overall storage.
If more speed is on your mind, EUROCOM also offers two M.2 SSD slots alongside two standard hard drive bays, making sure to mention that PCIe SSDs are further supported.
Apple has unveiled its new 15-inch MacBook Pro with refreshed internals and Force Touch technology, as well as a new 5K-capable iMac. The addition of Force Touch technology on the new 15-inch MacBook Pro allows it to join the league of the 13-inch MacBook Pro that Apple unveiled not too long ago with its impressive new trackpad.
The refreshed 15-inch MacBook Pro includes an interesting mobile GPU that people have nearly skimmed over, with Apple using an AMD Radeon R9 M370X - from AMD's upcoming Radeon 300 series of GPUs. Apple's refreshed MBP features a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor at 2.5GHz, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 512GB PCIe-based SSD, Intel Iris Pro graphics along with the Radeon R9 M370X, and the Force Touch trackpad. All of this will set you back $2499.
The new iMac features a 5K Retina panel, and starting at $1999 you'll get a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor at 3.3GHz. The refreshed iMac features a beautiful 5120x2880 resolution, which packs 67% more pixels than 4K at 3840x2160. Inside, there'll be 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, joined by four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports that provide up to an insane 20Gbps, each.
Alongside showcasing its new flagship ZenFone 2 smartphone and the ultra-portable world's thinnest ZenBook UX305 in Manhattan recently, ASUS CEO Jonney Shih also talked about the powerful ZenBook Pro UX501.
Packing an NVIDIA GTX 960M video card and backed by an Intel Core i7-4720HQ processor, this laptop contains a massive 16GB of RAM and supports 4K/UHD video playback. Marketed with 3D rendering and gaming in mind, the 15.6-inch touch display allows you to play away at a 3860 x 2160 resolution coupled with an 178-degree viewing angle.
Offering a PCI-E SSD up to 512GB in capacity, ASUS claim this to be the world's fastest, boasting read and write speeds of up to 1400MB/s - listed as twice as fast as competing PCI-E x2 models.
If you're interested in something light, small and portable to take along on business trips of for pleasure, ASUS showcased its new ZenBook UX305 alongside the ZenFone 2 extravaganza recently in Manhattan.
Featuring a 13.3-inch QHD+ screen, an Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD to round it all off, ASUS claims this model weighs in at only 2.64lbs and measures just 0.48 inches thick.
The IPS multi-touch display will run at 3200 x 1800 pixels and supports wide viewing angles which compliments the three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, a bundled USB-to-Ethernet adapter and a mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter all located in the overall package.
Often plagued by slow operating procedures, Ultrabooks have shown that a quick start-up process and a thin design isn't the be all and end all of computing technology.
Setting out to help change this trend is Eurocom, recently announcing its Armadillo 2 Ultrabook sporting up to 32GB of memory through two 16GB RAM modules. Coupled with an Intel i5-5200U Broadwell CPU and 2TB of storage space, bundled with Intel HD graphics 5500 and in a complete package completed by a brushed aluminum exterior weighing in at only 1.8kg and measuring 2.1cm thick, this Ultrabook really looks like a winner.
The 2TB of storage comes through a mSATA drive bay and one 2.5-inch 7mm HDD/SSD slot which is kept churning by the 7-hour battery life provided by a 44WH battery.
GIGABYTE has unveiled its P55K, a 15.6" gaming laptop that combines a quad-core Haswell processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M mobile GPU to power a stunning 1080p display.
The gaming laptop is powered by an Intel Core i7-4720HQ CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GDDR5 2GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, and full-sized backlit keyboard. The laptop ships with 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, D-Sub, SD card reader and DC-in jack - put together in a unit that measures 15" x 10.6" and stands 1.3" high. It weighs an acceptable 5.3-lb.
The P55K starts at $1,249 MSRP.
If you're interested in a laptop with True Color Technology, MSI is offering up its new Prestige Series models to customers showcasing six different color profiles and boasting the "truest of colors available" as seen in their recent press release.
Bundled with Intel Core i7 processors, a NVIDIA GTX 950M, quality audio and the ability to support three 4K monitors at once, MSI is offering up 15 and 17-inch screened models of beauty coming very soon.
Interestingly one of the color modes available is listed as Anti-Blue and sets out to sooth your eyes when partaking in long usage sessions. We've seen this utilized before through things like GUNNAR glasses and the program f.lux, it will be interesting to see how well this in-built works compared to the rest.
Dell has announced the Ubuntu-powered version of its impressive XPS 13 laptop, giving consumers the option of grabbing the Windows, or Linux-based version of its 13-inch laptop at the time of purchase.
The company took to a blog post to announce that since the launch of its XPS 13 back in January, it had the idea of launching a developer-friendly version of its laptop, but it wanted to make sure that it could offer the best possibly product to anyone who purchased one. Dell said: "There were issues with the touchpad and a repeating keystroke that took longer to address than we, and others, would have liked".
Apple has had a big few days, with the Watch pre-orders opening up and the launch of its new Retina-capable MacBook. The new Retina MacBook is reportedly not being stocked at many Apple Stores, leaving consumers furious.
Apple Stores in the US are reportedly not stocking the new MacBook, which seems to be limited to online purchases, for now at least. MacRumors has taken a look at multiple Apple Stores across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, which all resulted in the new Retina MacBook being unavailable at all locations, "at least on launch day" they reported.
The new Retina MacBook has seen its shipping times already expand, with custom models shipping in 3-4 weeks as soon as orders became available. The new 12-inch Retina MacBook starts at $1299, featuring a super-slim design, a single USB-C port, a redesigned keyboard and an all-new butterfly mechanism, Force Touch trackpad, fanless architecture and an all-day battery.