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HP Introduces the Omen Gaming Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: November 4, 2014 07:56AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Although HP has been absent from the gaming laptop market in recent years, despite its acquisition of Voodoo in 2006, the company has decided to release a new gaming laptop in order to gain additional market share. The new gaming laptop, called the Omen, is similar to other gaming laptops currently on the market in the sense that it offers excellent hardware inside of a compact, sleek, and relatively lightweight package. The Omen, which costs $1,499, features an Intel Core i7, an NVIDIA GeForce 860M, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, a 15.6-inch screen, and a red backlit keyboard with six programmable function keys. Customers can double the storage of the SSD for $100 more, and can also get the 4GB version of the GeForce 860M for an additional $100, making the cost of the HP Omen $1,699. All of this hardware comes encased within a black aluminum package that is 20mm thick and weighs 4.68 pounds.

The HP Omen is available immediately for purchase from BestBuy, the Microsoft store, and other online retailers, with the gaming laptop shipping to customers in the coming weeks.

Source: CNET



Acer Launches 4K Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Gaming Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: November 3, 2014 08:38AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Although the V15 and V17 models of the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition have been available to purchase for less than a month now, Acer has decided to launch another version of the gaming laptop that bumps the display to 4K. While the internal specifications remain the same as the V17 Aspire V Nitro Black Edition, with the laptop including an Intel Core i7-4710HQ, 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics, and a 256GB SSD coupled with a 1TB HDD, the 4K version incorporates a smaller 15.6-inch screen that features a 3840x2160 resolution. 

The 4K version of the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition, which will retail for $1,499, will be available within the next few weeks from Amazon, the Microsoft store, and other online retailers located within the United States. Unlike the previously announced models, this new 4K one does not have a download code for Assassin's Creed Unity.

Source: CNET


NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with 32GB and 4G LTE Now Available for Purchase

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 30, 2014 09:42AM
Author: Brentt Moore

The 32GB and 4G LTE version of the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet is now available to purchase. The device, which was revealed last July and was available earlier this month for customers to pre-order, is aimed directly at gamers who want to play demanding titles on a mobile platform. NVIDIA is including a few goodies with the SHIELD tablet to entice potential customers, including Trine 2: Complete Story, Twitch, and productivity apps such as Evernote. Other accessories are available for the NVIDIA SHIELD, such as the SHIELD wireless controller that works seamlessly with the gaming tablet.

The SHIELD tablet that features 32GB of storage and 4G LTE connectivity currently retails for $399 and is unlocked for use with T-Mobile or AT&T.

Source: TechHive



HP Details $200 Stream Notebook

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 29, 2014 03:22PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HP first announced its intention to release a $200 "Chromebook killer" Windows notebook at the Windows Partners Conference in July. The company then revealed a $300 Stream laptop on September 8, failing to deliver on the under $200 price tag. Earlier today HP finally announced a Stream laptop at a price point of $199.99 that features an Intel Celeron processor, 32GB of flash storage, and an 11.6" screen. HP also announced a 13.3" Stream at a price of $230 as well as 7" and 8" tablets at prices of $100 and $150. Microsoft is bundling a few extras with each notebook including a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, 1TB of cloud storage through Microsoft OneDrive, and a $25 giftcard for the Microsoft Store.

Source: PC World



NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with 32GB and 4G LTE Now Available for Pre-Order

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 18, 2014 03:40AM
Author: Brentt Moore

NVIDIA has revealed that its SHIELD tablet that features 32GB of storage and 4G LTE connectivity is now available for pre-order. The tablet contains a wealth of features and components, which were revealed earlier this year, that are sure to impress virtually any gamer who is interested in gaming on a mobile platform. With twice the storage of the basic version along with certification for the AT&T 4G LTE network, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet with 32GB and 4G LTE is equipped for the ultimate experience in entertainment.

According to the NVIDIA website, Amazon and Newegg are currently the only etailers within the Unites States that are accepting pre-orders for the 32GB, 4G LTE version of the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet. The device is available for just $299 with a qualifying LTE data plan, or $399 without.

Source: NVIDIA Blog


Larger iPad Coming Next Year

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 26, 2014 02:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Bloomberg is reporting that the next Apple iPad will feature its largest ever screen, measuring 12.9", which beats current offerings of 7.9" and 9.7". Sources indicate that production will start by the first quarter of next year and that the design process has been ongoing for more than a year. Apple could be looking to breathe new life into the product line as sales have been decreasing for the past few months. Apple may be looking to target the enterprise market with the larger tablets, a sentiment shared by Jitesh Ubrani, an analyst at IDC, who said "We’re expecting larger tablets to do better” in the enterprise market."

Source: Bloomberg



Software Patch Coming to Address Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issue

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 26, 2014 01:50PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Microsoft has finally acknowledged an overheating issue that plagues the Core i7 version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet. While the technology giant failed to mention anything about overheating, it did note that the Intel Core i7 version of the Surface Pro 3 runs warmer due to the processing power it delivers in such a small package. Nonetheless, some owners have actually seen temperature warnings on their screen during times of both heavy and light computing tasks. Microsoft has revealed that the temperature warning is being triggered by accident thanks to a software bug, and that only a small number of Core i7 models are affected. According to Microsoft, "Our investigation reveals that the system is triggering this event sooner than it should for some people, only when the device restarts, and this does not occur when the device is booted and running." An update that addresses the issue should be out in the near future, once Microsoft deems it ready for deployment.

Source: PCWorld



CyberPowerPC Unleashes the RAVEN X6 Gaming Notebook

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 22, 2014 07:36AM
Author: Brentt Moore


CyberPowerPC, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, has just released the RAVEN X6. This latest gaming notebook from CyberPowerPC is both stylish and powerful, as it crams in plenty of up-to-date technology. Hardware wise, the RAVEN X6 includes a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel display, an Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4GB graphics card, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. Other features also present on the RAVEN X6 are an HD webcam, dual digital microphones, and a backlit keyboard. Ports for connecting additional peripherals and devices are plentiful as well, with two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 media card reader all present.

The RAVEN X6 is available immediately for purchase from the CyberPowerPC website for $1199, with customization options available.

Source: Press Release



Newest Acer Chromebook Powered by NVIDIA

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 11, 2014 03:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Acer has announced a new 13 inch Chromebook powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor running at 2.1GHz. Four models of the Chromebook 13 will be available with a price range from $280 to $380. An increase in price will give users a boost in screen resolution, storage space, and RAM with the highest price model offering full 1080p support, 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. The Chromebook 13 will be less than one inch in thickness and weighs just over three pounds while also offering support for Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and HDMI output. It is available for preorder now and is expected to be available early next month.

Source: Tech Spot



ORIGIN Introduces Alienware Laptop Trade-In Program

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 11, 2014 12:34PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In an effort to gain more customers following the recent announcement of the Alienware 13, ORIGIN has just launched a new trade-in program aimed specifically at owners of Alienware laptops. The program provides owners with a trade-in offer that is honored for 14 days, following the submission of an online form that provides ORIGIN with information about any Alienware laptop. After a trade-in offer is accepted by an owner, the laptop must be shipped to ORIGIN where it will be inspected in order to confirm its condition and to verify its included accessories. As long as everything checks out, ORIGIN provides a fair market value for the Alienware laptop that can only be applied to any personal computer offered by ORIGIN. 

It is worth noting that the trade-in value can only be applied to the purchase of ORIGIN systems, as the value cannot be redeemed for cash or giftcards. While the program is enticing to Alienware laptop owners, ORIGIN does reserve the right to deny any trade-in and does not accept desktops, computer components, or any non-Alienware branded laptops.

Source: ORIGIN


Alienware Announces Thinner Gaming Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 8, 2014 10:37AM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Alienware 13 is the latest, and thinnest, gaming laptop from the system builder. The new laptop is just one inch thick and weighs only 4.5 pounds, a significant improvement from the Alienware 14. The system will be powered by an Intel processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GPU. Up to 16GB of DDR3 can be installed alongside two solid state drives, or a single mechanical drive. Monitor resolutions of 1366x768, 1920x1080, and 2560x1440 will be supported on the 13" screen. As far as battery life goes, Alienware is "targeting 7-8 hours while streaming with wi-fi and an SSD drive." The Alienware 13 will be available in November and although a price was not available, a company rep stated, "to give you some idea, our 14-inch sells for $1099."

Source: GameSpot and PCWorld



NVIDIA Expands the SHIELD Family with the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 22, 2014 05:49AM
Author: ClayMeow


With NVIDIA's interative tweet-based text adventure Ultimate Quest culminating today, the company's mysterious new product has been unveiled – the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet. Billed as the "world's first tablet built for gamers," the SHIELD tablet is a technical marvel and certainly packs a punch. That punch starts with a 192-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, providing performance levels well beyond any other tablet currently on the market, including support for OpenGL ES 3.1, Android Extension Pack (AEP), OpenGL 4.4, DirectX 12, Tesselation, and CUDA 6.0. If you want to know what the means in the real world, go back and watch Unreal Engine 4 "Rivalry" Demo running on a Tegra K1 chip.

The SHIELD tablet measures in at 8.8 x 5.0 x 3.6 inches (HxWxD) and 13.7 ounces, and features an 8-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1920x1200. It features two front-facing stereo speakers, front and back 5MP HDR cameras, 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and GLONASS, a nine-axis motion sensor (g-sensor, compass, gyroscope), a Mini HDMI 1.4a port, a micro-USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm stero headphone jack with microphone support. The tablet comes in two flavors: a 16GB WiFi-only version and a 32GB WiFi+LTE version. Don't worry about the smaller space if you're interested in WiFi-only though, as either version supports up to an additional 128GB via a Micro SD card. In addition, a DirectStylus 2 is included in a holster, which is not only twice as responsive as its predecessor, but also "enables the first GPU-accelerated 3D painting experience." The included NVIDIA Dabbler app allows hyper-realistic watercolor and 3D paint oil painting where "pigment and paint mix and bleed physically, in real time, and the palette is naturally illuminated in 3D as the user adjusts the light source."

Like the SHIELD portable, the SHIELD tablet supports PC GameStreaming from systems running an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series card or greater, cloud streaming via NVIDIA GRID, NVIDIA ShadowPlay with Twitch gamecast support, and Console Mode. To fully enjoy the latter, you'd need a wireless controller (up to four are supported simultaneously), so NVIDIA has you covered there as well. The new SHIELD wireless controller, launching alongside the SHIELD tablet, is an ultra-responsive WiFi controller, providing half the latency of a Bluetooth controller and eight times the data rate. The controller features your standard dual-analog sticks, D-pad, A/B/X/Y face buttons, left/right analog triggers, and left/right bumpers, along with volume controls, Android Home and Back buttons, a Start button, an NVIDIA power/multi-function button, and even a capacitive multi-touch touch pad with button (the silver triangular section below the dual-analog sticks. The controller uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and Micro-USB 2.0 for charging or wired gameplay. It also features a built-in 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and microphone, which even allows for voice commands when holding the Home button, such as telling it to "Launch Half-Life 2." If you already own a SHIELD portable, thankfully that will be updated to support this new SHIELD wireless controller.

And now the info you've been waiting for - pricing and availability. The 16GB WiFi-only SHIELD tablet is priced at $299, while the 32GB WiFi+LTE SHIELD tablet is priced at $399. Both come pre-loaded with Frostbyte's gorgeous 2.5D puzzle platformer Trine 2: Complete Story. The SHIELD wireless controller is available separately at a price of $59. In addition, there's a SHIELD cover priced at $39, which doubles as a stand. The SHIELD tablet and its accessories will launch in the United States and Canada on July 29, in Europe on August 14, and in other unspecified regions Fall 2014. Pre-ordering is now open in the US, Canada, and select European countries at shield.nvidia.com and select retailers.

People who own a SHIELD portable tend to love it, but it's certainly a niche device. The SHIELD tablet has many of the same great features, but with the most powerful mobile chip in the market and a more acceptable form factor. Coupled with the SHIELD wireless controller, it looks like NVIDIA may have a huge winner on its hands.

Source: Press Release




Acer Releases Two Intel Powered Chromebooks

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 10, 2014 02:42PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Acer has announced a pair of Chromebooks powered by the Intel Core i3 processor, the first two to use the chips. The two Chromebooks are part of the Acer C720 series and feature 11.6" screens, 8.5 hours of battery life, 32GB of storage, and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. Both models use the Intel Core i3-40005U and differ only in the amount of RAM with one model using 2GB and the other 4GB. The Chromebooks are now available at a price of $349.99 for the 2GB model and $379.99 for the 4GB model.

Source: PC World



Sony Recalls Vaio Flip Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 2, 2014 03:40PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Sony has recalled roughly 680 Vaio Flip laptops due to fire and burn hazards associated with the included battery. The recall comes just a few months after Sony urged customers to stop using Vaio Fit 11A computers for the same reason. At this point in time Sony is aware of four incidents total, which all occurred in Asia, where overheating batteries have not only smoked, but also caught on fire and melted. While no injuries have been reported from the incidents, consumers are being urged to immediately stop using and charging their Vaio Flip laptops. Consumers can check to see if their Vaio Flip has been recalled by verifying if their laptop is indeed model number SVF11N13CXS.

Sony is providing consumers with instructions on how to arrange for a free inspection, and is also providing free repairs for Vaio Flip laptops that can be fixed. For laptops deemed unrepairable, Sony will provide a full refund of the purchase price to the consumer.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



Vaio Brand Relaunched

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 1, 2014 04:27PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Japan Industrial Partners, the investment firm that bought the Vaio brand from Sony earlier this year so that Sony could focus on its mobile offerings, has just relaunched the Vaio brand. Although Sony sold the brand, it still holds a small stake in the Vaio PC business, which allows it to sell the computers. Two new laptops, known as the Vaio Fit and Vaio Pro, are now available through Sony's online Japanese storefront. While the name brand lives on, Japan Industrial Partners is at this time only providing Vaio products to consumers within the Japanese market. The company is attempting to gain a foothold in the crowded laptop segment by pushing innovative features such as the latest Intel processors, solid state drives, and touch screens, but only time will tell how popular the Vaio brand becomes.

Source: PCWorld



Barnes & Noble to Separate Retail and Nook Business

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: June 25, 2014 10:39AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Barnes & Noble's Nook has been available for quite some time, competing against devices like the Amazon Kindle. The company has seemed unsure of where its e-reader should go ever since its initial offering however, with Barnes & Noble announcing a Microsoft deal two years ago that was supposed to help the device's sales, revealing that it would partner with third-party designers for a new Nook, and recently noting that it had made plans to make a Galaxy Tab 4 Nook in a partnership with Samsung. Sales of the device have been quite horrid despite all of these efforts, with Nook business falling more than 35 percent during the fiscal year for Barnes & Noble.

Barnes & Noble has announced now that it thinks that it can solve the various shortcomings of the Nook by splitting its retail business and its Nook business. In doing so, the two business entities would exist as two separate public companies. Barnes & Noble hopes that by making this transition, which is expected to be completed in the first three months of 2015, the Nook will have a better chance to compete against other e-readers in terms of sales. The company does warn that while the deal has been signed off by its board of directors, it could be canceled or delayed due to market conditions.

Source: PCWorld



iFixit Deems Surface Pro 3 Difficult to Repair

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: June 23, 2014 04:41PM
Author: Brentt Moore

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which was just made available to consumers last Friday, has received a full teardown from the electronic repair site known as iFixit. The website rates various gadgets on their reparability, noting how easy they are to repair on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the most difficult and 10 being the easiest. The Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, which preceded Microsoft's latest tablet offering, received a reparability rating of 1 due to various factors. The trend continues with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as it has received the same rating, with iFixit noting that some serious adhesive is present that holds multiple components in place within the device. Due to this, along with the display being comprised of a fused glass panel and LCD that iFixit claims is extremely difficult to remove and replace, it is no wonder why the latest Surface tablet received the rating that it did.

Source: CNET



Microsoft Releases Updated Firmware for Second Generation Surface

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: June 10, 2014 07:56PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In an effort to eliminate bugs, improve performance, and increase system stability, Microsoft has released new firmware and system updates for its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. In order to obtain these updates for the devices, users will have to ensure that the Windows 8.1 Update is installed if the tablets are running the Windows 8.1 operating system.

Starting off with the Surface 2, the firmware and updates pushed for the tablet mainly address battery life issues with various Surface keyboard covers. Users of the Surface 2 will notice compatibility with the Surface Power Cover, increased battery life when the tablet is not in use, enhanced charging behavior of the Power Cover, improved battery life when using the Power Cover, improved battery life when used with the Surface Power Cover, and an enhanced experience when using a Surface Cover. Additionally, the updates provide enhanced support for external displays, an improved Miracast experience, and an enhancement of overall system stability with reduced power consumption.

In regards to the Surface Pro 2, the firmware and updates pushed for the tablet mainly address how the tablet interacts with various Surface keyboard covers. Users of the Surface Pro 2 will notice enhanced system stability with microSD products, improved compatibility with the Power Cover, increased reliability of sleep state transitions with the Surface Cover attached, support for PXE boot with the new Surface Ethernet adapter, improved sleep state transitions when a Surface Cover is attached, and improved reliability when the Power Cover is attached and folded behind the tablet. The updates also provide users with an improved Miracast wireless display experience and enhanced display stability.

Source: PCWorld



ASUS Introduces New Chromebooks

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: May 6, 2014 03:52PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Two new Chromebooks have just been unveiled by ASUS, known as the C200 and C300. Both models feature some impressive specifications, with each including an Intel Bay Trail N2830 running at 2.42GHz, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac2, Bluetooth 4.0, a 720p webcam, an audio port, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, and an SD slot. The main difference between the C200 and C300 comes in the form of screen size and RAM, with the former featuring an 11.6-inch screen and 2GB of RAM, and the latter boasting a 13.3-inch screen and 4GB of RAM. Other differences between the models include 16GB or 32GB storage options being available for the C200, while the C300 only comes with a configuration of 32GB of storage.

ASUS will make both of its new Chromebooks available in June of this year, with a price point starting at $249.99. No additional pricing or release information has been revealed.

Source: ZDNet


MSI Now Shipping Two New Gaming Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: May 6, 2014 08:00AM
Author: ClayMeow

Two of MSI's more recent laptops, the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost, are getting the "Pro" treatment beginning today. Both the GS70 Stealth Pro and GS60 Ghost Pro 3K come equipped with a Core i7-4700HQ processor, 16GB DDR3L, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU, with the Stealth getting 6GB GDDR5 and the Ghost getting 3GB DDR5. Both also feature the Killer E2200 Game Networking LAN technology, a Steel Series full-color backlit keyboard with Anti-Ghost key, and MSI's Super RAID Technology.

The GS70 Stealth Pro is a 17.3" notebook featuring a 1920x1080 resolution and weighing in at 5.73 lbs, while the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K is a 15.6" WQHD+ 3K notebook featuring a 2880x1620 resolution and weighing in at 4.36 lbs. Both are available at an MSRP of $1,999.99 or $2,099.99, depending on the hard drive configuration.

Source: Press Release




Sony Reveals VAIO Fit 11A Battery Program

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: April 24, 2014 11:21AM
Author: Brentt Moore

It has been a few weeks since Sony first urged customers to stop using and charging their VAIO Fit 11A personal computers that were built in February of this year. The request occurred due to an overheating issue affecting the included battery pack, which could result in partial burns to the housing of the computer. Sony has now revealed information on its battery replacement program that it initially announced with its request to stop using the VAIO Fit 11A. Beginning immediately, Sony is accepting reservations for free repairs from affected customers. Although it is now accepting reservations for repairs, the battery packs will not actually be replaced until the middle of May, 2014, following cooperation between Sony and its third party supplier.

Source: Sony News and Alerts



New Toshiba Laptop Features 4K Display Resolution

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: April 15, 2014 03:06PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Toshiba Satellite P55T will be available next week with an MSRP of $1,499.99 and is one of the first laptops to feature a 4K display. The display resolution of 3840x2160 uses four times the number of pixels as 1080p screens and puts the screen ahead of other high end laptops like the Razer Blade and Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus. The laptop is rounded out by an Intel i7 quad core CPU, AMD Radeon R9 M265X, 16GB of DDR3, and 1TB hard drive.

Source: Computer World



Sony Urges Customers to Stop Using VAIO Fit 11A

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: April 11, 2014 09:27AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Sony has revealed that some VAIO Fit 11A computers with internal battery packs provided by a third-party supplier are susceptible to overheating, which could result in partial burns to the housing of the computer. Due to this issue, Sony is requesting that owners of the VAIO Fit 11A, with a build date of February of this year, stop using the machine and discontinue charging it. A program that is set to be released in two weeks is currently being worked on by Sony that will provide free repairs or replacements of the affected machines, with the possibility of a refund of the purchase price.

According to Sony, the VAIO Fit 11A model that is affected by the overheating internal battery issue is SVF11N1XXXX.

Source: Sony Global



Microsoft Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapter Discontinued

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 27, 2014 03:40AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Introduced in September of last year with an MSRP of $59.99, the Wireless Keyboard Adapter for the Microsoft Surface tablet provided the ability to connect Surface Type and Touch covers to monitors. Although only available for a short amount of time, the product has officially been discontinued according to a Microsoft spokesperson. Microsoft revealed that the device would cease to be available to consumers through its store for a number of factors, though the company did not reveal specifics in regards to what factors caused the discontinuation.

At this point in time, the Wireless Keyboard Adapter for Microsoft Surface tablets is unavailable for purchase and will not be returning to stock within the foreseeable future.

Source: ZDNet



MSI Announces Two New Gaming Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 26, 2014 02:24PM
Author: Nick Harezga


MSI has announced a pair of new ultra-slim gaming laptops, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth. Both will be available in 15" and 17" models and were designed with serious gaming on the go in mind. Built around a fourth generation Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M/870M graphics, the GS series offers desktop level performance in a small, mobile package. The GPUs boast graphics improvement of up to 50% over previous generation graphics and give the ability to power external 4K displays in addition to the 1080p laptop screen. The laptops will also offer several further customization options with RAM starting at 12GB, a 128GB SSD, and a mechanical hard drive starting at 750GB. MSI Pan America CEO Andy Tung said, "The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks." Both laptops are available immediately and start at an MSRP of $1,699.99.

Source: Press Release




CyberPower Announces Latest Gaming Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 14, 2014 12:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga


NVIDIA recently announced the availability of its next generation of gaming GPUs, the GeForce GTX 800M, and with it announced a number of companies working on laptops featuring the GPU. CyberPower is one of those companies and it will offer four configurations of the FANGbook EVO HX7 featuring the GTX 800M. Model numbers will range from HX7-100 to HX7-400 and prices will start at $1499. In addition to the GTX 800M the laptops will also be powered by an Intel i7 CPU with the base model starting with 8GB of DDR3, a 1TB HDD, and Windows 8.1. The laptops will power a 17.3" display with full 1080p resolution and will weigh in at 7.9 pounds with the battery.

Source: Press Release



MSI Details New Gaming Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 13, 2014 09:55AM
Author: Nick Harezga


It was revealed yesterday that MSI is one of a number of companies to be developing new gaming laptops based around the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M GPU. The company has announced further details about the new laptops which will be divided into two different lines, "the devastatingly powerful GT Dominator and performance driven GE Apache gaming notebooks." Both include the recently announced GPU, Intel i7 processors, Killer Gaming Networking, and a SteelSeries backlit keyboard. The laptops will include displays with a screen size of either 16" or 17" with the added ability to connect to an external 4K resolution display. The GT Dominator and GE Apache are available with an MSRP starting at $1,499.99 and $1,299.99, respectively.

Source: Press Release




The New Razer Blade Boasts a 3200x1800 QHD+ Resolution, Powered by a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 12, 2014 05:39PM
Author: ClayMeow


With the unveiling of NVIDIA's new GTX 800M GPUs for notebooks, Razer has revealed its latest iteration of the Razer Blade gaming notebook. Not only does the Razer Blade hold on to its title as "the world's thinnest gaming laptop," it now also boasts "the highest resolution 14" notebook display on the planet." While the original 14" Razer Blade featured a resolution of 1600x900, amounting to 131 pixels per inch (PPI), the new model features a whopping 3200x1800 resolution, amounting to 262 PPI. Of course, that wouldn't mean much without an amazing screen, so Razer is using an Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide (IGZO) IPS touchscreen, which should provide stunning details and colors at any angle.

Powering the new Razer Blade is an Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad-core CPU, 8GB DDR3L-1600MHz RAM, and the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, equipped with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM. All that at a mere 0.7" thickness and weighing under 4.5 pounds. It's currently available for pre-order at Razerzone.com, starting at $2,199 USD, with shipments expected to go out early April.

Meanwhile, the Razer Blade Pro, which features the unique Razer Switchblade user interface, is also getting an update, but only to the GTX 860M and only with a 1920x1080 resolution, though it is doubling the RAM to 16GB. With a higher starting price tag of $2,299 USD, as cool as the Switchblade interface is, I think the obvious choice would have to be the vanilla Razer Blade – though calling that "vanilla" seems a bit unfair.

Source: Razer Blade Press Release, Razer Blade Pro Press Release, and Official Site




Microsoft Surface Power Cover to be Released Soon

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 11, 2014 08:55AM
Author: Brentt Moore

The newest offering by Microsoft for their Surface tablet lineup, the Surface Power Cover, will be available starting March 19, 2014. Specifications on how large the battery is within the Surface Power Cover have not been revealed by Microsoft, but the soon to be released keyboard will greatly extend battery life on the Surface Pro, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2. A 60 percent increase in battery life will be noticeable on the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, while the Surface 2 will see an increase of 70 percent. Unfortunately, the battery pack keyboard loses backlit keys, which are featured across all other Microsoft Surface keyboards.

Consumers can currently pre-order the accessory from the Microsoft Store for $199.99, which includes free shipping.

Source: PCWorld



Verizon Offers Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 6, 2014 04:10PM
Author: Brentt Moore

In a surprise offering by Verizon Wireless, the major cellular carrier is now selling the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The device is incredibly powerful and versatile, offering a quad core processor, 3GB of RAM, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and a massive 12.2-inch display that boasts a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Samsung is also including its S Pen stylus to the Note Pro 12.2, which adds extra functionality to the tablet. Verizon Wireless is offering the immersive Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with a two-year agreement for $749.99. Customers who do not want a contract with the device purchase can secure the Samsung tablet from Verizon Wireless for $849.99.

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