Laptops News - Page 1
Microsoft have just made their new Surface Laptop 4 official, with the new 2021 model also featuring the option of between an Intel CPU and an AMD CPU.
We still have the option of the 13.5-inch and 15-inch variants, with the Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch model having a native 2256 x 1504 resolution while the Surface Laptop 4 15-inch model bumps that up a bit to 2496 x 1664. Both panels have 201 PPI and a 3:2 aspect ratio.
Microsoft gives you both Intel and AMD processor options, with the Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch model coming in 2 x Intel and 1 x AMD flavors. Meanwhile, the 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 has 1 x Intel and 1 x AMD flavor, with the 15-inch model packing a higher-end 8-core AMD processor that you can't get configured into the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4.
Dell has just announced new Ryzen 5000 editions of their flagship Alienware M15 gaming laptops, with the regular Alienware M15 R5 gaming laptops packing an Intel CPU -- these new mobile offerings pack an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU.
The new Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop has an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor for starters, joined by 16GB of RAM (upgradable to 32GB) with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. You can tweak the Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop with up to 32GB of RAM, up to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, and up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 if you wanted the additional silicon grunt.
Alienware provides users with 3 different 15-inch display options, with 2 x 1080p options but with different refresh rates: 1080p @ 165Hz or 1080p @ 360Hz -- meanwhile, you can upgrade up to the 1440p resolution @ 240Hz which I think would be a much better option.
ASUS is about to launch its first-ever 16-inch laptop with the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop, that packs Intel's soon-to-be-launched Tiger Lake-H processor, and a 16:10 aspect 144Hz refresh rate display.
The new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop rocks a 16-inch 16:10 display with a huge 94% screen-to-body ratio, with ASUS offering the new gaming laptop with a 1920 x 1200 (1200p) resolution, as well as a 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolution option -- both displays have a 144Hz refresh and Adaptive Sync technology.
Inside, ASUS offers up the Intel Core i7-11800H or Core i9-11900H Tiger Lake-H processors, with both CPUs coming with 8 cores and 16 threads. ASUS packs in 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a super-fast 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD -- as for the GPU, we're looking at options of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, GeForce RTX 3060, and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards.
ASUS is working on a next-gen ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop which will reportedly rock an all-AMD design with both Zen 3 and RDNA 2 technologies inside.
The new ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop has some new CPU-Z validation, confirming that it will be powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and the unannounced Radeon RX 6800M graphics card. The new Radeon RX 6800M GPU will reportedly pack the full Navi 22 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6 -- so the RX 6800M GPU inside of a laptop is virtually identical to the desktop RX 6700 XT GPU.
ASUS has a product code of G513QY on the laptop, confirming that it's the ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop that contains the Ryzen 9 5900HX processor + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 range of graphics cards -- other than that there's nothing else to report here. We should hopefully have some more information on the ASUS ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop and its new all-AMD tech in the coming months.
Intel has just unleashed its new flagship Rocket Lake-S processor with the launch of the Core i9-11900K, which is already making its way into new high-end gaming laptops.
German laptop company Schenker has unveiled its new XMG ULTRA 17 gaming laptop, which can be configured with up to Intel's new Core i9-11900K processor and a super-high-performance NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with a much higher 165W maximum TGP.
You can tweak it with up to 128GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM, 4 x M.2 SSDs for the ultimate in super-fast NVMe SSD goodness, and 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports. Inside, the XMS ULTRA 17 packs a socket 1200 motherboard for the new 11th Gen Core CPUs and a Z590 Express chipset.
Razer is working on a new high-end 14-inch gaming notebook with a new Blade 14 gaming laptop that packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.
The new Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop packs the new Zen 3-based mobile CPU, which is the first AMD processor inside of a Razer laptop so far. Not only that, but the AMD processor will be joined by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 -- and not an upcoming Radeon mobile GPU design.
The leak is coming from @_rogame on Twitter, teasing the "Razer P1411" gaming notebook -- a new 14-inch gaming laptop that Razer hasn't released with a new Ampere GPU yet. Razer has got Blade 15 and Blade 17 gaming notebooks with NVIDIA's latest-gen Ampere GPUs inside of them but not in a 14-inch laptop, yet... that is.
AMD has its new RDNA 2 architecture powering the new Radeon RX 6000 series desktop graphics cards, as well as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles but now it's time for laptops to get some of that Big Navi lovin'.
AMD recently announced the new Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card powered by the new Navi 22 GPU and 12GB of GDDR6 memory, starting at $479 -- during this announcement CVP and GM of AMD Radeon, Scott Herkleman, said that the RDNA 2 architecture would soon make its debut inside of some new gaming laptops.
There's not much known about the RDNA 2-powered mobile GPUs apart from previous rumors on the TGP, which were from December 2020. At the time, Patrick Schur tweeted that Navi 22 (Mobile) would have a 146W TGP and 192-bit memory interface, while more offerings will be powered by NV22 and come in with 135W, 110W, and 90 TGPs and 160-bit memory interface.
Apple has already impressed with its M1 SoC but its next-gen M1X is looking to really ramp things up in every department: CPU, GPU, RAM support, and more.
The next-gen Apple M1X will reportedly have a 12-core CPU up from the 8-core CPU in the M1 chip -- with the 12-core CPU being clocked at up to 3.2GHz. The 12 cores will be split in to 8 x Firestorm performance cores, and 4 x Icestorm power-efficient cores.
As for GPU cores we're looking at the Apple M1X reportedly packing a 16-core GPU, double the 8-core GPU inside of the M1 with the 16-core GPU including 256 execution units. We should expect double the GPU performance out of Apple's new M1X chip over the original M1 from the doubling in GPU cores and execution units.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 gaming laptop pack NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU, but with a default TGP of 115W. Well, some users are flashing their laptops with custom vBIOSes and driving the TGP up to 150W.
A few users on the Baidu forums have said that they've flashed their ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 gaming laptop from the GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU with its 115W TGP up to the GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU at 150W. Increasing the power limit should let the GPU drive more power through it, thus driving the GPU clock up -- and improving performance, which is what this is all about.
If you go to the GeForce RTX 3080 mobile GPU benchmark scores for 3DMark Time Spy you'll see that the top results are from this laptop -- powered by AMD's new Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and the aforementioned NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU with its custom vBIOS.
Expanscape is showing off its new prototype laptop that packs not just a single screen, but rather it has 7 displays that offers some true next-gen workstation on-the-go multi-tasking.
The Expanscape Aurora 7 prototype packs 4 x 17.3-inch monitors each at 4K -- 2 are in portrait mode, 2 are in landscape mode -- but then it is flanked with 3 x 7-inch screens with 1920 x 1200 native resolutions. All of the 7 displays are at 60Hz, with the entire system weighing in at around 12 kg (26 lbs).
Gamers won't be interested in something like this, but Expanscape is aiming more at security operations centers, data scientists, content creators -- and I'm sure stock and cryptocurrency traders. It's a monstrous laptop with some seriously powerful innards, too.
- 2x 17.3 inch WLED AHVA 4K portrait displays - with 400 cd/m2, 1000:1 contrast and 100% Adobe RGB
- 2x 17.3 inch WLED AAS 4K landscape displays - with 300 cd/m2, 800:1 contrast and 100% Adobe RGB
- 3x 7-inch WLED LTPS 1920 x 1200 displays - with 450 cd/m2, 1100:1 contrast and 72% NTSC coverage
- All screens are 60Hz