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NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

Display bezels have been cut down to just over 5 mm on three sides to reduce both weight and size. Other features include individually backlit RGB keyboard keys and X-Rite Pantone pre-calibrated FHD/4K UHD displays.
Analysis: Acer Triton 700 with Nvidia GTX 1080 "Max-Q" GPU?

Analysis: Acer Triton 700 with Nvidia GTX 1080 "Max-Q" GPU?

Acer's Triton 700 is a super-slim high-end gaming laptop with graphics performance somewhere in the ballpark of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 according to some communicated benchmarks. The designation of the GPU, however, is still unknown, and many aspects point to a new GPU.
Riven continues where Myst left off. (Photo: Google Play Store)

Riven, the sequel to Myst, is now on Android

The adventure continues in Noodlecake Studio's Android port of Riven, the sequel to the classic PC adventure game Myst.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Notebook

Acer: New Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptops announced

Acer's recently announced Predator Helios 300 notebooks promise a lot of performance for a small price. The 17-inch systems are equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or 1060 GPUs as well as Intel quad-cores. Prices start at $1400.
Acer: High-end Gaming Notebooks Predator Triton 700

Acer: High-end Gaming Notebooks Predator Triton 700

Acer's brand-new Triton 700 gaming laptops promise maximum performance in slim cases. The highlight is the mechanical keyboard in the 19 mm slim 15.6-inch casing. Interesting: Acer does not specify the exact GPU and only talks about "Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs". Could this be one of the first models with the rumored Nvidia Max-Q GPUs?
Acer: Full Aspire 7, 5, and 3 Lineup announced

Acer: Full Aspire 7, 5, and 3 Lineup announced

The updated Aspire notebook lineup offers a device for almost every scenario, starting with a powerful multimedia machine all the way up to inexpensive entry-level solution for students. Gaming fans will be happy about the GeForce GTX 1060 SKU.
Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. (Source: Ars Technica)

Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

To celebrate a new partnership, Ars Technica and GOG are giving away free codes for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for PC or Mac for the next two days.
The Radeon Pro Duo features two professional-grade GPUs on a single card. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU for professionals

The upcoming Radeon Pro Duo will feature two GPUs on a single card. The professional grade graphics card will have a whopping 32 GB of VRAM and is able to hit 11.45 TFLOPS.
Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

77% Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Not an epic tale. The new Samsung Odyssey could have knocked it out of the park. Instead, it is your average entry-level system with no standout features to separate it from the growing gaming crowd except for its horrendously loud fan noise.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Razer Core external GPU and Razer Blade Laptop

Razer Core Benchmarks, Analysis, and Compatibility: Is it Worth it?


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Is the Core the ultimate performance accessory, or is there a worm in it? The first product to offer a complete external GPU solution over Thunderbolt 3 (TB3), Razer's "Core" is still one of the most popular graphics docks available. It uses a TB3 interface attached to an older, more compatible TI82 controller, and so should be compatible with nearly any laptop with a TB3 port (not just Razer's). We benchmark the Core and Nvidia's latest Pascal line of GPUs with the Core and the Blade to see if the juice is worth the squeeze.
Asus FX553VD

83% Asus FX553VD (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Searching for the Exceptional. We are taking the Asus FX553VD into our test regimen and evaluate if the FX553 lives up to Asus' motto "in search of incredible," or whether Asus has to continue to search. Compared to its sibling model which is equipped with a GTX 1060 at almost the same price, can the notebook collect enough positive arguments for a purchase?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The GP72X features a 17.3" screen and up to an Nvidia GTX 1060 in a portable package. (Source: MSI)

MSI unveils thin-and-light GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro gaming notebooks

Starting at $1,099, both notebooks pack at GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 (3 GB) into a relatively small and light chassis.
Acer teases Next@Acer press conference set for April 27

Acer teases [email protected] press conference set for April 27

Expect a flurry of new Predator gaming announcements and more during the Acer keynote next week. The manufacturer is otherwise remaining tight-lipped about what the event will unveil.
If you're on the hunt for gaming power on a budget, the Origin EON15-S may be your best bet. (Source: Origin PC)

Origin's new EON15-S gaming notebook features a GTX 1050 Ti at an affordable price

The budget gaming laptop crown sees another contender in the Origin EON15-S. The $999 notebook sacrifices some performance and storage capabilities for the sake of affordability.
This replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System comes preloaded with 30 classic games. (Source: Nintendo)

Why Nintendo may have stopped making the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic was a great deal for consumers, but Nintendo may have realized that it would be best to focus on the Switch for the moment and then produce an improved retro console experience down the line that could provide better long-term benefits.
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Flagship Maxwell vs. mainstream Pascal. How well does an enthusiast-level GTX 980M machine of yesteryear stack up against the GTX 1050 found on most newer multimedia notebooks? We pit the high-end Ideapad Y900 against the entry-level GE72 and GL753VD gaming machines to find out.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

April 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

April 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

April 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Nintendo Joy-Con battery grip accessory coming mid-June

Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and more

The Joy-Con will get a Neon Yellow color option, but Nintendo also unveiled a special battery grip accessory for it. In around a month, the standalone Switch dock should hit the market in limited quantities.
The NES Classic Edition will no longer be supplied to retailers after April. (Image source: Nintendo)

Nintendo discontinues NES Classic Edition console

Despite continuing high demand for the retro console, Nintendo of America announced that they will discontinue the NES Classic Edition by the end of this month.
Xbox Project Scorpio unveil event taking place on June 11

Xbox Project Scorpio to be unveiled in June

The long-awaited upgraded Xbox that promises to be the "first true 4K console for gamers" will be unveiled during a special press event that is scheduled for Sunday, June 11.
The Galaxy S8 is able to smoothly emulate the Nintendo Gamecube. (Source: GuruAidTechSupport, Youtube)

Gamecube on the go: Dolphin emulator runs smoothly on the Galaxy S8

A video from GuruAidTechSupport shows off the Gamecube emulator Dolphin running at an incredibly smooth framerate on a display model of the Samsung Galaxy S8. While the emulator has been around for a while, this is one of the first times we've seen gameplay this smooth.
Razer Blade 2017

89% Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review

I Am What I Am. The Razer Blade combines great performance with good mobility and a healthy dose of design. The result is an appealing notebook which weighs in at less than 2 kg and measures less than 20 mm thick. The price is not for the faint of the heart, however.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.8 kg
The mintyPi 2.0 fits classic gaming in a small (and refreshing) case. (Source: Sudo Mod)

Sudo Mod's mintyPi 2.0 fits a game console in an Altoids tin

Thanks to the small size of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, Sudo Mod has created a beautiful retro gaming system into an Altoids case.
Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available in Taiwan for $9000 USD

Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available for $9000 USD

The curved 21-inch laptop has launched in Taiwan with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a backlit mechanical keyboard, and Tobii eye-tracking cameras.
Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

82% Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

Large entry-level gamer. The Nexoc G739 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a strong Kaby Lake Core-i7 and the new Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. But the downside of the good performance is high emissions.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Breezy marathon runner. The Aero 14 is Gigabyte's first attempt at a mobile gaming laptop. The recipe for this seems quite simple, really. Start with high-end hardware, a well-made aluminum case, add a WQHD display and season to taste with a surprisingly capable battery. This much we can tell already: it performs very well but even this jack of all trades doesn't come without compromises.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Game console emulators like Nesbox will no longer be available on the Windows Store. (Source: Nesbox)

The Windows Store has officially banned emulators

Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
Scorpio will offer 50 percent more memory than the PS4 Pro, going up to 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. (Source: The Verge)

Microsoft announces Xbox Scorpio specs

Project Scorpio, the name Microsoft uses to call their successor the Xbox One, was called “the most powerful console ever,” and today the company showed that this isn't just marketing language. According to Digital Foundry, the current Xbox and Playstation have been left in the dust by the new hardware.
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The PX7 Pro SE is a notebook capable of server workloads. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server

The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.
The new TITAN Xp has 12 GB GDDR5X VRAM, 3840 CUDA cores, and 12 TFLOPS of performance. (Source: Nvidia)

Titan Xp now official, will also support Mac OS X

The new GPU is equipped with 12 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 11.4 Gbps, 3840 CUDA cores clocked at ~1.6 GHz, and boasts 12 TFLOPs of performance. Nvidia will also begin developing drivers for Mac OS X.
Project Scorpio's new GPU will have 12 GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 384-bit bus. (Source: EuroGamer.net)

4K on the Xbox: Project Scorpio specs revealed

The upcoming Microsoft console features 12 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an octa-core x86 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, and enough graphical horsepower for 4K 60fps gameplay.
Twitch now has an online PC game store. (Source: Twitch)

Twitch's online game store now open for business

The new service will allow users to buy the PC game in the stream they're watching. The store will offer 50 titles to start, and Twitch Partners will get 5% of purchases made from their stream.
51.2 percent of Steam players are running Windows 10

51.2 percent of Steam users are running Windows 10

Windows 10 continues to be the most popular OS amongst Steam gamers and this is expected to grow with the public release of Game Mode.
Mad Catz RAT gaming mouse, Mat Catz goes bankrupt

Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

Although it won a partnership with Harmonix to supply Rock Band 4 controllers, the well-known San Diego-based company has just filed for bankruptcy. Mad Catz laid off a third of its staff back in 2016, being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange last week.
The current Mac Pro hasn't been updated since 2013. (Source: Apple)

Apple is planning to redesign the Mac Pro

In a press interview, senior staff at Apple said that the company is "completely rethinking the Mac Pro." Plans for a redesign are in motion, but a new Mac Pro likely won't arrive until next year at the earliest.
The Nintendo Switch may be susceptible to warping. (Source: Technobuffalo)

Nintendo Switch users claim their consoles are warping

Nintendo's new Switch may be prone to warping. While the cause is unknown, current speculation suggests that leaving the console in its dock may cause heat buildup which could warp the chassis.
The original Starcraft is now available for free as a public beta. (Source: Blizzard)

Blizzard releases original Starcraft for free

The title is currently available for free on Battle.net. Technically a public beta test of version 1.18, the single player campaign is available in its entirety, and multiplayer is available through PTR.
Without Palmer Luckey, the Rift and VR as a whole may not be what they are today. (Source: Oculus)

Palmer Luckey, inventor of the Oculus Rift, exits Facebook

Luckey, who co-founded Oculus and was a driving force in the development of the Rift VR headset, will be leaving Facebook on Friday.
Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

The mid-range 15.6-inch gaming notebook will be coming soon with GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti options and a Core i7-7700HQ CPU.
Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

85% Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

Maintenance-friendly.High-performance gaming laptops can be found a dime a dozen. However, many devices are disappointing when it comes to the cleaning and upgrading options under the hood. The XMG U507 by Schenker Technologies aims to do a better job in this respect and allows its customers to tinker in many aspects. We put the 15-inch laptop through our extensive test course.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Wooden effect. About five years after the last part of the Mass Effect trilogy, EA risks restarting its jam-packed narrative and extremely successful role-playing game series. As beautiful as the largest part of the graphics may be, the game unfortunately fails in one of the most important atmosphere-giving elements, namely body and face animations. Our benchmark-check primarily focuses on the performance with laptop and desktop GPUs.
Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

New purchases of the 15.6-inch Tornado F5 will be ready to overclock without any additional charges. The notebook is notable for its use of upgradeable LGA 1151 processors and MXM 3.0b graphics cards.
FutureMark dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage next month

FutureMark dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage next month

No replacements are planned as Vista owners are instead encouraged to upgrade to Windows 7, 8, or 10. Support for PCMark 7 and 8 will continue even after the introduction of PCMark 10.
MSI announces Trident 3 Arctic with GeForce GTX 1070

MSI announces Trident 3 Arctic with GeForce GTX 1070

The console-size gaming PC will launch next month for a starting price of $1500 USD.
The upgraded Razer Blade Pro sports an unchanged exterior; inside it's a different story. (Source: Razer)

Razer upgrades its 17-inch Blade Pro gaming laptop

The upgraded Razer Blade Pro features an unlocked Kaby Lake processor, faster memory, and THX certification. Unsurprisingly, it also features an increase in price.
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)

Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.
MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Stealth gamer. The first generation GS60 was infamous for its loud fans and hot temperatures. Now that the second generation GS63VR has been made available with more power efficient Kaby Lake and Pascal options, the super-thin MSI series has been a lot easier to recommend.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg

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