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Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

Computex 2016 | Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

The 19.9 mm thick 14-inch gaming notebook will carry a tremendously dense 94 Wh battery for up to a 10-hour battery life.
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Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook shows up online

Although this 14-inch machine for gamers powered by the high-end Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor should be unveiled at Computex, it has been spott...
HP expands Omen gaming lineup with GTX 965M and 4K UHD options

HP expands Omen gaming lineup with GTX 965M and 4K UHD options

The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Omen models will retail for $899 and $979, respectively, come this July 10th.
Acer Predator 15 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M) Notebook Review

84% Acer Predator 15 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M) Notebook Review

Cool system. While the design of the Predator 15 is controversial, the cooling system is beyond any doubt. After the GTX 980M variant had to prove its capabilities at the end of 2015, we have tested the refresh with GeForce GTX 970M this time.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
EVGA SC17 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% EVGA SC17 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

New contender. EVGA shows the gaming notebook market how it's done with the excellent SC17. If first impressions are everything, then the SC17 is already hitting the ground running at full speed.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4 kg
Acer Predator 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 980M) Notebook Review

84% Acer Predator 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 980M) Notebook Review

4K rocket. In 2015, Acer created unique looking gaming notebooks with the Predator series. In order to not fall behind the competition, the manufacturer launches a refresh now, which is better than the old model in many aspects. We have reviewed an especially high configuration of the 17-incher.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Pascal is the successor to the Maxwell architecture, introduced by Nvidia in 2016. We use this article to look at the features of the GPU archite...
MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

80% MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

business-class gaming. We take our second look at the PE70 to see how well the Prestige series is branching off from its gaming G series roots. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Just for work. At well over $1000 USD with configurations surpassing $1500, these small notebooks don't come cheap and aren't very powerful in terms of raw performance. Instead, these models offer better reliability and features that are beyond the reach of cheaper consumer notebooks. Which of these three will get the job done faster?
Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

83% Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

Fine tuning. Schenker Technologies have added new gaming models to their Advanced series in May. Thanks to the many new features, the XMG A726 is notably more modern than its 17-inch XMG A716 and XMG A706 siblings. We checked the differences in detail. Is the extra cost worth it?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
New Nvidia Shield tablet shows up at FCC

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 successor spotted at FCC

The upcoming slate is similar to the existing Shield Tablet K1 in terms of design, but most of its specs still have to be confirmed.
MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

82% MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

Part multimedia, gaming, and business. The PE60 6QE is a small update over last year's PE60 2QE based on the GE62 chassis. Unfortunately, MSI will have to do more to distinguish its Prestige series from the rest of its gaming lineup.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang proudly presents his new baby

Nvidia announces GTX 1070 and 1080 with potential for notebooks

The GTX 1080 is coming later this month for $599 USD. The Pascal GPU will have a slightly higher TDP than the outgoing Maxwell GTX 980 with a cla...
MSI PX60 6QD Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

74% MSI PX60 6QD Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

All play and no work… Known in part for their hulking portable gaming machines, MSI introduced the PX60 Prestige last year, which marked the company’s first foray into the business realm. Can this 2016 refresh correct some of the missteps of the previous model?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Similar hardware, different sizes. How do three gaming systems with the same CPU, GPU, and even display panel compare to one another? We check to find the smallest nuances and disadvantages of each.
Schenker XMG C506 (Gigabyte P35X v5) Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C506 (Gigabyte P35X v5) Notebook Review

Ultra-slim model. It should be a well-known fact that nowadays gaming laptops can be very slim. Schenker Technologies take it to extremes and sells a slim 21-millimeter (~0.83 in) premium-range model based on Gigabyte's P35X v5 in the form of the XMG C506. Can the cooling system manage the heat development?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Subnotebook showdown. How much can you pack into a 12.5-inch notebook and how thin can you make it? We compare three very different subnotebooks of the same display size to see the pros and cons of each.
JXD S192 Android gaming tablet with NVIDIA Tegra K1 and 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

JXD S192 gaming tablet now up for pre-order

Although powered by the Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC, this 7-inch slate only runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and its pre-order price is around $315 USD.
Aorus X5S v5 Notebook Review

82% Aorus X5S v5 Notebook Review

One is better than two. The refreshed X5 shows that a single more powerful GPU is the better choice against two weaker GPUs in SLI.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Acer Predator 17X will carry GTX 980 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM

Acer Predator 17X will carry GTX 980 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM

The Predator 17 gets thicker and more powerful with this triple-fan system and overclockable hardware.
Gigabyte P55K v5 Notebook Review

83% Gigabyte P55K v5 Notebook Review

GTX 965M gaming. Not content with a GTX 960M and is the GTX 970M a bit too much? Then the GTX 965M may be your best bet.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Top 10 Notebooks for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Notebooks for Picture and Video Editing

April 2016 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly upd...
Schenker XMG P506 PRO (Clevo P651RG) Notebook Review

84% Schenker XMG P506 PRO (Clevo P651RG) Notebook Review

Compact gaming. In the past, high-end notebooks were both large and heavy. Schenker's XMG P506 puts an end to that notion. In our review we'll take a look a the top version with Core i7-6820HK and GeForce GTX 980M.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based update

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 gets Android 6.0.1

Less than three months after receiving its first Android Marshmallow-based update, this tablet for gamers gets Android 6.0.1.
Asus G501VW-FY081T Notebook Review

84% Asus G501VW-FY081T Notebook Review

Compact gamer. The thin gaming notebook from Asus can convince with good features as well as measurements. The lack of an Ethernet port is unusual for a gaming notebook, but the device has a Thunderbolt 3 port instead.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Portable 15-inch gaming. You don't need huge dedicated gaming machines like the G752 or GT72S to play the latest titles. We compare a few smaller notebooks that can be suited for both travel and play outside the home.
Gigabyte P57W Notebook Review

82% Gigabyte P57W Notebook Review

Gaming scion. With the P57W, Gigabyte presents a high-end notebook in 17-inch format, which brings various modern features and technologies. Apart from a replaceable drive bay, the manual fan control stands out. Do rivals have to prepare for strong competition?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Microsoft Windows 10 now most popular OS on Steam

Windows 10 beats Windows 7

Thanks to the recent release of many games with DirectX 12 support, Windows 10 has become the most popular OS for Steam users, surpassing Windows...
VR could boost sales of gaming PCs and accessories

VR could boost sales of gaming PCs and accessories

Analysts from TrendForce are estimating a total revenue of $24.35 billion USD in gaming gear sales driven by virtual reality headsets.
Aorus X7 Pro v5 Notebook Review

82% Aorus X7 Pro v5 Notebook Review

Performance artist. The fifth edition of Aorus' X7 is one of the strongest and yet slimmest gaming laptops on the market. Find out in our test report whether the manufacturer has this combination well under control or whether the cooling system is pushed to its limits.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
EVGA details SC17 gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 980M graphics

EVGA details SC17 gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 980M graphics

The SC17 is now available for pre-order for a hefty price of 3200 Euros. Specifications include a Core i7-6820HK CPU, GTX 980M GPU, and a 17.3-in...
Asus GL552VW Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

80% Asus GL552VW Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Mainstream update. The affordable ROG GL series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C, and other small changes to bring it up to speed. We check out the updated model and its performance gains with an overclocked GPU from Xotic PC.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Aorus announces Limited Edition camouflage design for its entire Skylake lineup

Aorus announces Limited Edition camouflage design for its Skylake lineup

Only 1300 units will be produced between the 13.9-inch X3 Plus v5, 15.6-inch X5S v5, and 17.3-inch X7 Pro v5 thin gaming notebooks.
Need for Speed 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Need for Speed 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Highly polished. With "Need for Speed", publisher EA relaunches their successful racing series. The arcade-style racing game might lack substance, but the technology behind it is top notch. Our review takes a look at how different noteboook GPUs cope with the title. Update: we've added additional notebook and desktop benchmarks for the 940MX, Fury Pro, R7 370, ...
Acer refreshes Predator 15 and Predator 17 gaming notebooks

Acer refreshes Predator 15 and Predator 17 gaming notebooks

Changes include Nvidia GPUs with double the VRAM, thinner and more efficient system fans, and more keyboard backlight options.
Asus N752VX-GC131T Notebook Review

85% Asus N752VX-GC131T Notebook Review

Premium with a silver arrow look? The latest ASUS N52VX lineup relies on high-quality built casings with nice highlights. We will clarify what has changed compared with the predecessor, and in which performance category the classy Asus laptop is placed in our in-depth review of the Asus N752VX-GC131T.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Asus GL752VW Notebook Review

82% Asus GL752VW Notebook Review

No IPS after all. There is still some confusion about the panel of the latest ROG device on the Internet. Many potential buyers expect an IPS panel, but the series is actually only available with TN displays. Our review will show whether this is a problem for the otherwise suitable multimedia notebook with gaming ambitions.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Hitman Notebook Benchmarks

Hitman Notebook Benchmarks

Debut of DirectX 12. Windows 10 launched with full DX12 support and Hitman - as one of the first titles released for the PC platform - supports it. Instead of improving the gaming experience, the new interface seems to be the source of frustration on quite a few systems. Here's our report, complete with the benchmark results.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV Notebook Review

85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DV Notebook Review

4K Nitro. The latest premium model from the Aspire VN7-592G lineup boasts with its configuration: Razor-sharp 4K panel, 16 GB of RAM, SSD + HDD. With a price of almost 1900 Euros (~$2146), it is not made for everyone. Positive: Despite maximum hardware equipment, the battery life has improved compared with the former model.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The Division Notebook Benchmarks

The Division Notebook Benchmarks

Trendsetter? "The Division" combines both action and role-playing elements into a thrilling online / multiplayer experience. Does the game's technology make the competition look old as well?
Acer Graphics Dock brings external GPU support for notebooks

Acer Graphics Dock brings external GPU support for notebooks

The external dock will connect via USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 and include a built-in Nvidia GTX 960M GPU for 350 Euros.12s
MSI GL72 6QF Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

80% MSI GL72 6QF Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Big screen, affordable price. The MSI GT72 may be the flagship model, but there are plenty of mainstream options from the same manufacturer. We check out the new GL72 starting for just under $1000 USD with GTX 960M graphics to see how it compares in the budget gaming market.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available in Europe

MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available in Europe

The GT72S Dominator Pro with Tobii technology is now on sale for just under 3400 Euros and includes a free download for The Division.
Nvidia GeForce 940MX DDR3 Review - inside the MSI CX72

Nvidia GeForce 940MX DDR3 Review - inside the MSI CX72

We had the chance to test the new GeForce 940MX inside a pre-sample of the MSI CX72 notebook. We use the following article to compare it with the old GeForce 940M, show numerous benchmarks and check what games can be smoothly played with the DDR3 version of the 940MX.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3"
DogHouse Systems Mobius SS (Clevo P770DM) Notebook Review

86% DogHouse Systems Mobius SS (Clevo P770DM) Notebook Review

Top Dog performance. We check out DogHouse Systems performance gaming notebook in the highly competitive 17-inch DTR space. This Clevo-based system brings everything we've come to expect from the barebones manufacturer.
Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review

87% Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review

Slow leader. With the Lumia 950 and its sister model Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft has renewed its Windows Phone flagship models. They are powered by the latest Windows 10 OS. The appearance is restrained, but the equipment is worthy of a top model. Our review explains why this is not enough for a place up front in our top list.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.2" | 150 g
Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

XPS 13 roundup. We compare and contrast the recent generations of XPS 13 notebooks to see what exactly has changed over time and if the latest model is really worth an upgrade over the outgoing generation.
Microsoft to shut down Lionhead Studios after a decade under its property

Microsoft plans to close Lionhead Studios

The Redmond giant has canceled Fable Legends, but the latest rumors claim they also plan to shut down UK-based Lionhead Studios.
Far Cry Primal Notebook Benchmarks

Far Cry Primal Notebook Benchmarks

Stone Age with modern technology. While the fourth iteration was placed in an imaginary region somewhere close to the Himalayas, “Far Cry Primal” jumps back more than 10000 years. We checked the hardware requirements for surviving in the wilderness.
Gigabyte P37X v5 Notebook Review

84% Gigabyte P37X v5 Notebook Review

Hot laptop. Gigabyte refreshes its thin 17.3-inch gaming notebook and equips it with a modern Skylake CPU. The cooling does, however, have problems with the fast components and the processor in particular warms up quite a bit.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg

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