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Razer Blade 17 gaming laptop updated: Core i7-11800H + RTX 3080 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jul 14 2021 7:37 PM CDT

Razer has just announced some big upgrades to their Blade 17 and Blade 15 gaming laptops, packing Intel's new 11th Gen Core H-series processors, and more.

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You can now configure the new Razer Blade 17 gaming laptop with a flagship Core i9-11900H processor, offering up 8 cores and 16 threads at up to 4.9GHz -- joined by NVIDIA's flagship laptop GPU in the GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.

You can of course configure the Razer Blade 15 and Blade 17 gaming laptops with two PCIe 4.0 SSDs -- that I would highly recommend, for ultra-fast transfer speeds and load times. You've got kick-ass THX Spatial Audio here, but I would suggest buying the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless headphones (with haptic feedback + THX Spatial Audio).

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Uh, so Windows 11 laptops will REQUIRE front facing camera in 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 5 2021 10:05 PM CDT

Microsoft is really pushing towards its 1984-style future where its criticized "Productivity Score" technology would use cameras in the room, or on your devices (laptops, desktop PCs, TVs, etc) to measure how productive you are at work.

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The technology is most likely going to be heavily driven by Windows 11, which will require laptop makers to include a front-facing camera at Microsoft's demand. It all starts on January 1, 2023 which will require every single new laptop built from that day forward, feature a front-facing camera for Windows 11.

Not only does Microsoft require you to have a front-facing camera on the new laptop in 2023, but there are some specifics that it requires, too. Microsoft demands that laptop cameras have a resolution of HD or better, Auto Exposure (AE) and Auto White Balance (AWB).

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ASUS Zenbook 15 OLED: up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and 4K OLED display

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jul 4 2021 11:32 PM CDT

ASUS is readying a new Zenbook 15 OLED laptop, which will pack a super-fast AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and a beautiful 4K OLED display.

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Inside, the new ASUS Zenbook 15 UM535QE laptop can be configured with AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, but only up to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. You'll get a 15.6-inch Nano Edge OLED display that has 100% DCI-P3 coverage and Pantone calibration, with up to 440 nits of brightness -- which means it hits the DisplayHDR 400 standard.

The listing explains: "ZenBook Pro 15 OLED is built to break away from conventions and inspire you to create. It is equipped with a pixel-proof 4K NanoEdge OLED touchscreen that you never want to stop using. The computer is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor that provides improved performance for all creativity along with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics that provide high performance for video editing or working with digital images".

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Acer releases TGP updates for GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 1 2021 9:06 PM CDT

Acer has just announced that it is releasing firmware updates for their new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops, which drives up the TGP which will provide more performance while you're gaming.

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TDP or Total Graphics Power, is how much power your GPU can use inside of the gaming laptop all on-the-fly. Acer's new BIOSes are being made available with increased TGPs for the Nitro 5, Helios 300, Triton 300, and the Triton 300 SE gaming laptops.

Acer isn't pushing huge power increases across every single GPU and gaming laptop, with TGP increases of between 5W and 30W. The 30W increase isn't going into the GeForce RTX 3080, but rather the GeForce RTX 3060-based gaming laptop from Acer.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 15: RTX 3050 Ti + 15-inch 3.5K OLED display

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 30 2021 8:32 PM CDT

Xiaomi has just revealed its latest Mi Notebook Pro X laptop which is rolling out with NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Laptop GPU and a beautiful new 3.5K OLED display.

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The new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 15 laptop rolls out with a 15-inch 16:10 OLED panel and native 3452 x 2160 resolution display. The 3.5K OLED display has a refresh rate of just 60Hz but this isn't a bleeding edge gaming laptop with a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate display.

Inside, Xiaomi is using Intel's new 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU with the base Core i5-11300H which boosts at up to 4.4GHz through to the new Core i7-11370H that boosts at up to 4.8GHz. GPU wise you've got the option between NVIDIA's GeForce RTX RTX 3050 Laptop GPU or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 laptop: Core i9 CPU + RTX 3080 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 23 2021 9:35 PM CDT

Lenovo has just unveiled its latest ThinkPad and ThinkVision family of laptops, with the redesigned and re-engineered ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen44 packing some huge power in a tiny footprint.

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The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen4 laptop comes with Intel's latest and greatest 11th Gen Core CPU, where you can configure it with up to the Intel Core i9 processor -- up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory.

There's a 16-inch 16:10 display inside, offering up to 4K and Dolby Vision support -- there's dual noise-cancelling microphones, a Dolby Atmos Speaker System, and weighs in at under 4 pounds (1.81kg). It's also very thin, at just 17.7mm -- with multiple layers of reinforced carbon fiber you have a thin -- and light (and very powerful) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen4 laptop.

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Razer's new Blade 14: first Blade gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen CPU

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 17 2021 7:09 PM CDT

Razer has just unveiled its new Blade 14 gaming laptop, its first-ever Blade gaming laptop with an AMD processor inside.

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The new Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop can be configured with the flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, offering up 8 cores and 16 threads on the new Zen 3 architecture. GPU wise, you can tweak the new Blade 14 with NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 3090 laptop GPU.

There's up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM inside of the Razer Blade 14, and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. Inside, Razer keeps things cool with a vacuum-sealed vapor chamber that works alongside low-profile fans with 88 fan blades and a thickness of just 0.1mm -- the new Blade 14 can be just 0.66 inches thick thanks to the kick-ass cooling tech.

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EUROCOM Sky Z7 R2 laptop: Core i9-11900K + RTX 3080 costs you $8200+

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 7 2021 8:03 PM CDT

EUROCOM has just unveiled its beasty new gaming laptop in the new Sky Z7 R2 laptop, which has to be one of their most crazy-specced laptops yet.

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The new EUROCOM Sky Z7 R2 laptop is completely upgradeable with modular slots ready for the CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, LCD, and other parts of the laptop to be upgraded. You can't just go and buy a desktop GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card and slot it in, the upgradeable parts are sold by EUROCOM... but it's still awesome to see that much upgradeability inside of EUROCOM's new gaming laptop.

From the outset, you've got EUROCOM's new Sky Z7 R2 laptop rocking Intel's latest and greatest Core i9-11900K processor at its full PL2 specs (as well as many other Intel 10th Gen and 11th Gen Core CPUs), the latest Z590 chipset, 128GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (upgradeable to DDR4-3600), and more.

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Dell busted gimping GeForce RTX 3070 in Alienware m15 R5 gaming laptop

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jun 6 2021 7:32 PM CDT

Dell has shipped out batches of its new Alienware m15 R5 gaming laptop, which has a fully gimped GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU inside.

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Yeah, the gimped gaming laptop was busted by fellow Aussie in Jarrod's Tech, who noticed that as much as 10% of the CUDA cores of the GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU were disabled inside of Dell's new Alienware m15 R5 gaming laptop.

NVIDIA is pretty liberal with the changes you can make to their GPU for a laptop, where companies can tweak the maximum power (TGP) and other features like Dynamic Boost, Optimus, etc -- but disabling CUDA cores? I don't think I've seen that one before.

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Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop packs 4K 120Hz Mini LED display

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 27 2021 7:07 PM CDT

Acer has just unleashed its new line of refreshed gaming laptops, with the new Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop packing a delicious 17.3-inch 4K 120Hz Mini LED display.

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Apart from what should be one of the best displays on a gaming laptop should also be one of the fastest gaming laptops on the market, with the new Acer Predator Helios 500 packing Intel's latest 11th Gen Core i9 processor, NVIDIA's super-fast GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and two PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs in RAID0 that can be used next to a regular SSD.

The use of a 17.3-inch 4K Mini LED 120Hz panel powered by AUO AmLED technology has support for full-array local dimming, which is meant to be the equivalent of VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. If the 4K 120Hz is too hardcore for you, AORUS offers a 1080p 360Hz display option.

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