Notebooks

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a much more cyclical upgrade cycle, gaming laptops tend to evolve in lockstep with the major components inside them. For the gaming laptop market, this includes not only more powerful CPUs, but also more unique (for a laptop) components like discrete video cards, mechanical keyboards, and perhaps an IPS panel or high-refresh TN display. All of which come together to make a breed of laptop that is very different from the kinds of machines that define the mainstream and professional markets.

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 on 11/19/2020

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

Intel’s Discrete GPU Era Begins: Intel Launches Iris Xe MAX For Entry-Level Laptops

Today may be Halloween, but what Intel is up to is no trick. Almost a year after showing off their alpha silicon, Intel’s first discrete GPU in over two...

118 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2020

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

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

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Intel's Tiger Lake Mobile CPU (12:30pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/17/2020

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

AMD Confirms That SmartShift Tech Only Shipping in One Laptop For 2020

Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power...

55 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2020

Samsung Unveils Intel-based Galaxy Book S: Intel’s Lakefield Inbound

Samsung this morning is taking the wraps off of the long-awaited Intel (x86) version of the company’s popular ultraportable, always-connected laptop, the Galaxy Book S. First teased by Samsung...

50 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2020

Huawei Matebook X Pro and Matebook 13 2020 Models Available For Pre-Order

Back in February this year, we published an announcement that Huawei was planning on refreshing its Matebook X Pro for 2020. Following on from this, Huawei has announced that...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/18/2020

Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso

There are three major selling factors when it comes to laptops: Specifications, Price, and Style. It is exceedingly rare to have a laptop hit all three, and if often...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/15/2020

Apple Launches New 13" MacBook Pro: 10th Gen Ice Lake and New Scissor Keyboard

Today Apple is releasing new revamped versions of its 13” MacBook Pro line-up, most notably updating the series with the new scissor-switch style Magic Keyboard, as well as giving...

85 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/4/2020

NVIDIA’s 2020 Laptop Refresh: Launches GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2070 Super, & GTX 1650 Ti

With this week marking the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs and Intel’s Comet Lake-H mobile CPUs, this week is essentially the kick-off point for the next generation...

22 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2020

Intel Details 10th Gen Comet Lake-H for 45 W Notebooks: Up to 5.3 GHz*

Two of the big announcements out of CES this year were both mobile related: Intel and AMD announced they would be launching new gaming laptop processors into the market...

158 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/2/2020

Ryzen Roundup: A Quick Overview of Ryzen Mobile 4000 Laptops From Acer, ASUS, Dell, & MSI

Originally announced back at CES 2020, AMD this week has finally launched its new "Renoir" Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs. And with it, AMD's laptop partners have begun rolling out...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

Apple Reveals MacBook Air 2020: 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core and Scissor Keyboard, Starting At $999

Apple has unveiled its new generation MacBook Air lineup that features a number of long-awaited upgrades, including Intel’s newest processors with up to four cores as well as Iris...

59 by Anton Shilov on 3/18/2020

AMD Details Renoir: The Ryzen Mobile 4000 Series 7nm APU Uncovered

The notebook market has not been kind to AMD over the last decade – for a long, long time the company was only ever seen as the discount option...

95 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2020

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