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AMD Radeon RX 470 inside new Alienware 15 and 17 laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 2, 2016 4:27 am

AMD has its full desktop Radeon RX 470 graphics card powering Alienware's latest gaming laptops, the Alienware 15 and 17.




The new Alienware 15 gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch 1080p display, with a chassis that's 25% thinner than its predecessor, Alienware has managed to improve cooling with larger fans. The 17.3-inch model includes the same specs, but it also boasts Tobii eye tracking technology, alongside AlienFX lighting that you can customize to your own liking.


The big ticket here is that the new Alienware 15 and 17 feature the full desktop AMD Radeon RX 470, which is capable of 1080p 60FPS gaming. This means the Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops are perfect for DX12 gaming, and ready for the latest titles like Battlefield 1 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.


Alienware has also included support for its external GPU solution, Graphics Amplifier, that will let you install a compatible graphics card for those situations when the RX 470 isn't enough.

Lenovo's new Yoga 910 features Intel's new Kaby Lake CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2016 11:40 pm

Lenovo has unveiled their new Yoga 910 laptop which features Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake CPU, packing all of that power into its beautiful body that is just 14.3mm thick.




The new Yoga 910 features Lenovo's signature watchband hinge that lets the 13.9-inch display rotate 360 degrees, turning the Ultrabook into a 13.9-inch tablet. You can configure the 13.9-inch display with a native 4K resolution, but if you want to keep the costs down, and the battery life high, you can opt for the 1080p display.


We have around 15.5 hours of battery life with the 1080p display, versus just 10.5 hours on the 4K model. You can configure Lenovo's new Yoga 910 with up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB of PCIe-based SSD storage, a fingerprint reader, 2 x USB Type-C ports (1 x USB 3.0, and 1 x USB 2.0 with charging support).


Lenovo will have its Yoga 910 available sometime in October, starting at $1299.

Eurocom's new laptop: 64GB RAM, 120Hz display, dual GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2016 5:27 pm

Eurocom is always pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible with laptops, and with the introduction of NVIDIA's incredible GeForce 10 series GPUs inside of notebooks, Eurocom is here with their new Sky E9E2 laptop.




The new Eurocom Sky E9E2 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop that can be configured with a single GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1080, and if you've got the money to spend, you can get it configured with a second GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 for some SLI gaming laptop goodness. Not only that, but the 17.3-inch display comes in two variants: 1920x1080 with a 120Hz refresh rate (yes, please) or the higher-end 4K panel. NVIDIA G-Sync can be included, but it'll cost extra.




It can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM, and it's not like you'll need that with games like Halo 5: Forge requiring 16GB of RAM for 4K 60FPS gameplay, but for video editors on the go (like my good YouTuber friends, such as Dimitry from HWC), 64GB of RAM in a laptop is a big freakin' deal.

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Acer's new curved laptop rocks GTX 1080 SLI, G-Sync

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 31, 2016 2:28 pm

Acer debuts a powerhouse gaming laptop with a 21:9 curved ultra-wide display, dual NVIDIA GTX 1080s, and Intel's new 7th generation Kaby Lake processors.




Acer revealed its new flagship Predator 21 X gaming laptop at IDF 2016 in Berlin, and boy does this notebook pack a serious punch. The Predator 21 X features the world's first curved display on a laptop, with the panel clocking in at a 21-inch ultra-wide IPS display (2560 x 1080) with NVIDIA G-Sync support and Tobii eye tracking for good measure.


Under the hood the Acer Predator 21 X is outfitted with dual NVIDIA GTX 1080's in SLI for some serious gaming power. Remember that the mobile GTX 1080 GPUs feature 2560 CUDA cores and a 1733MHz boost clock with 8GB of GDDR5X at 10GHz. The enthusiasts laptop will also tap Intel's new 7th generation Kaby Lake processors for maximum CPU performance.

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Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 4 ad trashes MacBook Air

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 30, 2016 2:33 am

Microsoft is on the offensive with its new TV spot for the Surface Pro 4, comparing it against the MacBook Air from Apple, saying that the MacBook Air is as useful as "a hat for your cat". Meow.



The video uses some of the points Microsoft made in earlier Surface videos, reiterating that the Surface Pro 4 rocks a detachable keyboard, pen, and a much better touchscreen display. Microsoft says in the video that the MacBook Air is "slower, heavier, and a bit square" and that it's "less useful, like a hat for your cat".


It's hard to argue with that, as the MacBook Air is kinda useless when pitted up against the Surface Pro 4 and all of its improvements and added features.

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Lenovo's new Thinkpad X1 Yoga has a 1440p OLED display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 28, 2016 1:35 pm

Lenovo has launched its new Thinkpad X1 Yoga laptop, which features a beautiful OLED touchscreen, with the OLED screen "truly a thing of wonder", Engadget writes.




The new Thinkpad X1 Yoga features a 14-inch OLED touchscreen with a native resolution of 2560x1440, with Lenovo using premium materials on the new OLED-based laptop. It weighs just 2.8 pounds and is 0.67 inches thin, keeping it line with other Ultrabooks in its class. Lenovo still includes 3 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and miniDisplayPort connectivity, back up by a microSD card slot and even a fingerprint scanner.


The OLED display can be rotated a full 360 degrees into tablet mode, with the physical keyboard recessed behind the display. This is what has made previous Yoga devices from Lenovo so popular, as they are very individual - and can be used virtually anywhere.


Engadget has had some hands-on time with Lenovo's new Thinkpad X1 Yoga and have said that "X1 Yoga's OLED display doesn't waste any time impressing you. The red border around Lenovo's logo has an almost electric feel upon boot-up, and that carries over to everything in Windows. OLED displays are known for their bold colors and deep black levels, and this one doesn't disappoint. Watching videos and perusing photos is a revelatory experience. OLED adds an enormous amount of depth to images that makes them seem almost three-dimensional".

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Aorus X7 v6 laptop has GTX 1070 with 1440p 120Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 10:31 am

The one thing that has me beyond impressed with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series powered gaming laptops, is that we're finally hitting 120Hz at 1920x1080 and even 2560x1440 - all in a gaming laptop. Aorus is doing it in a big way, offering a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with a GTX 1070 and 1440p 120Hz display, awesome - huh?




The new Aorus X7 v6 features a 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 2560x1440 and 120Hz refresh rate, and inside you'll have an overclocked Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, an M.2 PCIe-based SSD with read speeds of over 2GB/sec, USB 3.1 Type-C and HDMI 2.0 connectivity. All of this arrives in a body that is just 25.4mm thick and only 7 lbs (3.2kg).


For now, there's no word on pricing, with availability of the new Aorus gaming laptops to start soon.

GIGABYTE introduces GeForce GTX 10 series gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 8:55 am

GIGABYTE has made its new gaming laptops powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card official, with the new P55 and P57 series as well as the thinner and lighter ULTRAFORCE Series P35 and P37 units.



GIGABYTE's new gaming laptops can be configured with Intel's new Skylake-based Core i7 processor, as well as the usual high-end tech like M.2 PCIe SSDs, DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 with Type-C, and HDMI 2.0 connectivity. The P35 and P37 models come with the GeForce GTX 1070, while the P55 uses a GTX 1060 and the P57 knocks it back up to a GTX 1070. All of the models are actually quite thin, and not as thick and large as some of ASUS and MSI's current-gen models.

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ASUS unleashes new GeForce GTX 10-series gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:17 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, led by the huge 18-inch GX800 laptop that packs a 4K display and GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI. Yeah, GTX 1080s in SLI, in a laptop.




Starting with the new ASUS ROG GX800, we have an 18-inch 4K display with GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI, providing some truly crazy performance. The new ROG GX800 includes the ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System that pushes the CPU, GPU and RAM to their limits for additional performance.


The new ASUS ROG GX800 and its 18-inch 4K display includes NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, the MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard with mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED backlighting for each key. The new ASUS ROG GX800 requires 2 x 330W power adapters, but when you're getting the performance of GTX 1080 SLI, would you care? It's pretty insane, whatever the scenario is.

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Origin PC launches its new GeForce GTX 10 series laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 5:42 am

Origin PC has just announced their upgraded range of gaming laptops, with the EON15-X, EON17-X, and EON17-SLX now available with higher-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards and higher refresh displays, right up to 120Hz. You can check out, and order Origin PC's new gaming laptops right here.




The new EON gaming laptops from Origin PC can be configured with a GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 - and your choice of a 1080p 120Hz display for the EON17-X and EON17-SLX laptops, and if the 120Hz refresh rate isn't your thing, Origin offers a 4K display as well. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski said: "ORIGIN PC's EON laptops now offer a ridiculous 3X higher performance over our previous generation of award-winning laptops. Now is truly the best time to own a high-performance laptop. Every single ORIGIN PC EON laptop now offers desktop class graphics, VR Readiness, 4K NVIDIA G-SYNC screens, ORIGIN PC professional GPU and CPU overclocking, and free lifetime 24/7 support based in the US".


Now, what about specs?


The New EON17-SLX Features:


  • 120Hz 1080p Display or 4K Matte Display Options
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Support
  • Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Desktop Class Graphics Cards
  • VR Ready
  • Up to an Intel Core i7 6700k Desktop Processor
  • Professional ORIGIN PC CPU and GPU Overclocking
  • Up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory
  • (2) USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ports, (5) USB 3.0 Ports
  • FREE Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support

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