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Surface Book 2 Charger Cannot Keep Up with All Games and Settings

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: November 22, 2017 08:45AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

If you are considering a Surface Book 2 and want to game on it, you may want to do some investigating first. Over at The Verge it was discovered that the Surface Book 2 when playing some games at high settings, the battery can still drain even when plugged in. Now Microsoft has confirmed that when the Power Mode Slider is pushed up to 'best performance' on the laptop, intense and prolonged gaming sessions can result in the battery discharging. The statement from Microsoft also states that the power management design will not allow the battery to drain entirely, which The Verge points out means the GPU at least will be throttled down as needed. This was observed at any of the lower power mode options and could be experienced in some games as the frame rate would drop from 60 to 30.

As The Verge does point out though, not all gaming experience will suffer from such a performance drop, and tweaking graphical settings to reduce load can also help. Basically, the Surface Book 2 is not a gaming laptop and some of the trade-offs Microsoft made when designing it can be revealed under gaming loads.

Source: The Verge



NVIDIA Introduces the Max-Q Design Approach at Computex

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: May 30, 2017 02:56PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Computex 2017 is currently underway in Taiwan, and NVIDIA and its partners are showing off more than 40 new products. Perhaps the stars of the show are two laptop focused innovations, Max-Q, "an innovative design approach that enables gaming laptops to be 3x thinner with 3x more performance than previous generations," and WhisperMode, "for quieter laptops." The end result is an increase in gaming performance up to 70% relative to current offerings, all packed into a laptop the size of a MacBook Air. At the heart of Max-Q is an optimized Pascal architecture to provide increased efficiency with improved thermal solutions to offer quieter operation. WhisperMode "intelligently paces the game’s frame rate while simultaneously configuring the graphics settings for optimal power efficiency," which "reduces the overall acoustic level for gaming laptops." Max-Q laptops have an expected availability of June 27 with offerings from ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and many other NVIDIA partners.

Source: Press Release




Razer Blade Updates to Intel Kaby Lake

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: February 13, 2017 03:35PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Razer Blade is a desktop replacement gaming laptop filled with the latest components to facilitate your gaming on the go. The current iteration of the laptop is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Skylake CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1060, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and a 14" 1080p screen at a cost of $1799. Razer is now offering an $1899 model that swaps out the CPU for a 2.8 GHz Kaby Lake CPU with plans for a 4K touchscreen variant later this year.

Source: The Verge



Lenovo Adds Android Based Yoga Book

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: February 6, 2017 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Lenovo has added a new Android based Yoga Book, the A12, targeted at price conscious users with a starting MSRP of $299. Like other Yoga Books, the A12 can operate as a laptop or a tablet and utilizes a touch-based Halo keyboard that "will learn your typing habits as you use it." The A12 has a 12.2" screen with an Intel Atom x5, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It will be available on February 8 in gunmetal grey or rose gold color options.

Source: The Verge



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs Now Available in Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: January 3, 2017 04:19PM
Author: Nick Harezga

NVIDIA has let the cat out of the bag a day ahead of its CES kickoff on Wednesday, revealing that the GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs are now available in laptop systems. The new mobile versions use the "same silicon and cutting-edge features as found on its Pascal desktop brethren," delivering "great gaming experiences to laptops." The GPUs include NVIDIA BatteryBoost for longer unplugged gaming, up to three times the performance of previous offerings, and G-SYNC support on selected models. There are at least 30 offerings in development from OEM partners, some of which will be unveiled this week at CES, with prices starting at $699.

Source: Press Release




Hybrid Chromebook on the Way From Samsung

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: October 17, 2016 02:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Information about a new Chromebook from Samsung, the Chromebook Pro, has been revealed by Chrome Unboxed. The new device will be a hybrid laptop and tablet with a 12.3" touch screen with a resolution of 2400x1600. It will be powered by a 2GHz hexa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage with up to ten hours of battery life. The Chromebook Pro will have an MSRP of $499 and, according to a now taken down listing, will be available for purchase on October 24.

Source: Tech Times



Huawei Rumored to be Developing Next Google Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 6, 2016 03:24PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Evan Blass is considered to be a reliable source for advanced information on smartphones and his latest rumor points to Huawei as the manufacturer of the next Google Android tablet. The rumor claims that the new tablet will have a 7" screen and 4GB RAM. Blass claims that the new tablet is "on track for release before the end of the year." Lending more credibility to the rumor is the fact that Huawei recently trademarked the Huawei 7P name.

Source: CNET



HP Adds Touchscreen Chromebook to Lineup

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: June 28, 2016 02:35PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Chromebook 11 G5 is the latest laptop to be announced by HP featuring the Chrome OS, and the first 11" model to include a touchscreen. The base model starts at $189 and has a sub-HD 11.6" screen with the option to upgrade to an HD IPS screen with Gorilla Glass. The G5 is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3060 and HP claims it "speeds through spreadsheets." It makes up for in usage time what it lacks in computing power with up to 11 hours of battery life. It will be available starting in July at HP partner stores and through wide release in October.

Source: The Verge



HP Spectre is Thinnest Laptop Yet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: April 5, 2016 03:20PM
Author: Nick Harezga

HP has revealed its thinnest laptop yet, which it claims is also the thinnest laptop available when counting "laptops that have shipped over 1 million units as of Feb. 10." The Spectre has a 13.3" 1080p screen, weighs 2.45 pounds, and is just 0.4 inches thick. The low weight can be attributed to being constructed from aluminum and carbon fiber. The Spectre is powered by a sixth generation Core i5 or i7, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of PCIe connected SSD storage. The Spectre has an MSRP of $1,249.99 and will be available online starting April 25 and at Best Buy retail locations on May 29.

Source: Mashable



Razer Updates Blade Laptop, Drops Price

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 15, 2016 03:17PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The Razer Blade is the companies entry into the high performance gaming laptop market, and Razer has just announced an update. The new design features new components, lower weight, and a lower price. Updates will be applied to the 14" model with a sixth generation Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, and a 3200x1800 touchscreen. Two new models are being produced, one with a 256GB SSD starting at $1,999 available on March 16 and a 512GB model starting at $2,199 shipping in April. Razer is also including its individually backlit RGB Chroma keyboard and reduced the weight by a quarter pound to 4.25 pounds.

Source: The Verge



Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Will Use Ubuntu 14.04

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: March 14, 2016 02:21PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Dell began Project Sputnik, its program offering laptops powered by Linux, more than three years ago, and the program appears to still be going strong. The Ubuntu 14.04 powered XPS 13 Developer Edition is the fifth generation of offerings from the company and features the latest Intel Skylake processor. Dell will initially offer three laptops with a Core i7 processor, with plans to expand to the Core i5 in the future. The base model starts at $1,550 and includes a 3200x1800 touch screen display, 8GB of LPDDR3, a 256GB PCIe SSD, and Intel Iris Graphics 540. The next step up doubles both RAM and storage for a cost of $1,950. The top end model will cost $2,350 and bumps storage to 1TB.

Source: Hot Hardware



Huawei Announced 2-in-1 Windows 10 Device

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: February 22, 2016 03:43PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Huawei announced its' first foray into the 2-in-1 device market with the MateBook at the 2016 Mobile World Congress. The 12" tablet is powered by Windows 10 with a screen resolution of 2160x1440 and the observed "text and photos look sharp and the colors are bright." Users can choose between Intel Core M3, M5, or M7 processors and the MateBook is being marketed to users looking to achieve high levels of productivity. The battery will last up to 13 hours under light use or up to 9 hours for video playback. To help aid in productivity, the tablet comes with the MatePen, a digital pen that includes a laser pointer, eraser, and two multi-function buttons, with up to 100 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Source: The Verge



HP Caters to Students with its Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: January 21, 2016 07:00AM
Author: Brentt Moore


HP has officially unveiled the Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition, which offers students with a rugged and versatile mobile device to complete school work and collaborate with others. The Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition comes included with an Intel Celeron processor, 9.5 hours of total battery life, and a 180-degree hinge that allows for work to be done in various environments. The latest Chromebook from HP is just 20mm thick, weighs 2.7 pounds, features MIL-STD certification, and has successfully passed the company’s 70cm drop test. Gus Schmedlen, the Vice President of Worldwide Education at HP, noted that "With the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE), we are bringing innovation, design and HP's legendary quality to students and teachers in a durable device built to survive the rigorous school environment while enabling students to achieve more both in and out of the classroom."

The latest Chromebook from HP starts at $199 and is expected to be available within the United States sometime this month. Optional upgrades include an IPS panel that provides students with wide viewing angles and 3G/4G WWAN5 that boosts the overall connectivity capabilities of the Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition.

Source: TechPowerUp



Razer Debuts the Blade Stealth Ultrabook and Core External GPU Enclosure

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: January 7, 2016 04:11PM
Author: bp9801


Razer isn't typically a name you think of when you're looking for a new Ultrabook, but that just might change. At CES, Razer announced the Blade Stealth Ultrabook and the Core external GPU enclosure. The Razer Blade Stealth comes in at just 0.52" thick and weighing a mere 2.75 pounds, bringing it right into the realm of Ultrabooks. It's powered by an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, with a 12.5" LED touchscreen featuring either a 2560x1440 or 3840x2160 resolution panel. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, a Chroma keyboard with individually backlit keys, and 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB 3.1 Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support, HDMI 1.4b, and a combined 3.5mm audio port round out the connections on the Blade Stealth. The base model has the smaller resolution and a 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD, but you can bump up the storage to 256GB. If you want to increase the resolution, you can get either a 256 or 512GB SSD. Now, the included graphics on the Razer Blade Stealth are just through the Intel HD 520 on the CPU, but that's where the Core comes in.

The Razer Core is an external GPU enclosure that can fit nearly any video card from NVIDIA and AMD, provided it doesn't exceed 5.98" x 1.73" x 12.2". Sadly only a single card is supported. A 500W PSU is included inside the Core that can power a video card with up to a 375W TDP, so really, most any video card you can think of can run inside the Core. The Blade Stealth connects to the Core via a Thunderbolt 3 cable, giving you access to an additional four USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet. An external display can also be powered by the Core, so you can game on your monitor of choice or stick with the Blade Stealth.

The Razer Blade Stealth's base model starts at $999, with the 512GB SSD and 3840x2160 resolution screen jumping things up to $1599. Razer lists the Blade Stealth as shipping at the end of January, although right now the price and launch of the Core is still unknown other than it arrives sometime in the first half of this year. Also unknown is whether or not Razer will update its Blade and Blade Pro laptops, so keep it tuned for any word on those.

Source: Press Release




HP Unveils EliteBook Folio Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: January 5, 2016 04:10PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The EliteBook Folio is the latest laptop from HP and is "HP's answer to the MacBook." The laptop measures just 0.5" thick at a weight lower than 2.2 pounds allowing for easy portability. The small size means you won't be able to get the fastest components, but what you do get should be more than enough for any tasks you would want a lightweight laptop for. The Folio is powered by the latest Intel Core M processors utilizing the Skylake architecture, SSDs up to 512GB, 8GB of RAM, and a 12.5" 1080p display, with the ability to upgrade to a 4K screen. HP claims that the battery will last for 10 hours. The base model of the EliteBook Folio starts at $999.

Source: The Verge



NVIDIA Relaunches SHIELD Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: November 17, 2015 03:36PM
Author: Nick Harezga

NVIDIA launched the original SHIELD Tablet as its foray into the mobile gaming market, but it was hit with a recall in July due to overheating batteries causing a fire hazard. The device was removed from the company store at the time and has now been relaunched under the SHIELD Tablet K1 branding. The K1 remains similar to the design of the original tablet with the exception of a new battery, silicon grips, and a removed LTE option. The K1 retains a Tegra K1 chip, 1920x1200 resolution, ten hours of battery life, and dual 5-megapixel cameras. NVIDIA also cut the price by $100 from the original tablet, giving the K1 an MSRP of $199 for the 16GB model.

Source: PC World



HP Announces Three New ZBook Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: November 11, 2015 12:40PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Hewlett Packard held an event in New York City today where it introduced three new additions to its ZBook line of laptops. First up were a pair of "redesigned" ZBooks with 15" and 17" screens. An entirely new model, dubbed the ZBook Studio, targets the mobile workstation market as "the first quad-core workstation ultrabook." The Studio can use Intel Xeon, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs with up to 32GB of ECC memory. Up to 2TB of storage can be included with the HP Z Turbo Drive G2. Users have numerous graphics choices including the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, Intel HD graphics, or Intel Iris Pro Graphics. The laptop weighs in at just 4.4 pounds with a thickness of 18mm and a 15.6" screen with support for resolutions up to 4K. The ZBook Studio will be available next month and starts at $1,699 while the ZBook 15u will be available in January at a price of $1,099.

Source: Ars Technica



Toshiba dynaPad is a 2-in-1 Windows 10 System

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: October 13, 2015 02:47PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The dynaPad is a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet system from Toshiba, similar in design to the Microsoft Surface 4. The Windows 10 machine weighs just 1.25 pounds at a thickness of 0.27", making it the "thinnest and lightest 12-inch mobile notebook in the world." The dimensions of the dynaPad increase to 0.59" thick and 2.2 pounds when the keyboard is attached. The device is powered by an Intel Atom X5-Z8300 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of flash storage, and seven hours of battery life. Rounding out the dynaPad features is a TruPen from Wacom with "2,048 levels of pressure, allowing for natural writing when taking notes or drawing," which is fully compatible with Microsoft WebNote technology. Microsoft Windows and devices chief Terry Myerson commented on the dynaPad stating, "In addition to being a powerful note-taking device - designed to replicate the way people write on paper - the dynaPad has great support for Continuum, and is ultra-thin and lightweight."

Source: ZDNet



ASUS Incorporates Skylake in Its Republic of Gamers G752 Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: October 10, 2015 10:11AM
Author: Brentt Moore


ASUS has released the successor to its popular G751 laptop, the Republic of Gamers G752 laptop. The G752 from ASUS includes Skylake processors across its lineup, Thunderbolt 3.0 support over USB-C, and independent cooling for the CPU and GPU in what the company is calling the "Mobile 3D Vapor Chamber" cooling system. The base version of the Republic of Gamers G752 laptop, which costs $1,500, includes an Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965m, a 1TB hard drive, and a 1920x1080 IPS panel with G-sync. Consumers can upgrade the included graphics card to a GeForce GTX 970m for $100 more, and the $1,800 version of the G752 laptop includes the upgraded graphics alongside a 128GB M.2 SSD. The Republic of Gamers G752 laptop tops out at $2,000, which provides gamers with a GeForce GTX 980m.

Source: PCWorld



Microsoft Introduces the Surface Book Laptop

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: October 6, 2015 04:04PM
Author: bp9801


Microsoft has had its Surface tablet for quite some time, proving to people that a powerful Windows tablet is possible, and one that is also starting to be imitated by the competition. Today Microsoft has a new product that is sure to get collective mouths watering, as it unveiled the Surface Book. This is the company's first laptop and it comes loaded with features, starting with a Maxwell GPU from NVIDIA. It also has either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, integrated Intel HD 520 graphics on models without the NVIDIA GPU, an SSD ranging in size from 128GB to 1TB, and 8 or 16GB of RAM. The Surface Book features a 13.5" PixelSense display with a 3000x2000 resolution touchscreen, which supports ten point multi-touch. It can be used like a regular laptop, making it the first ever true laptop in the Surface line; flip the screen around to take advantage of the Surface Pen and the pen-first mode; or completely detach the screen and use it just like a tablet. Yes, the Surface Book is a laptop, but it still holds true to its heritage and becomes a fully functioning tablet at the push of a button.

Also on the Surface Book is 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a five megapixel front camera, eight megapixel rear camera, dual microphones, front-facing speakers with Dolby audio, and a TPM chip for enterprise security. Connectivity options include two USB 3.0 ports, a full-size SD card reader, SurfaceConnect, a headset jack, and mini DisplayPort. Battery life is stated to reach 12 hours with video playback, but that can always change based on how much or little you're doing on it.

Windows 10 Pro powers the Surface Book, giving you the latest and greatest OS from Microsoft. The company bills it as a professional laptop, but also one that can hunker down and play some games, with Microsoft's Panos Panay billing it as the perfect device for gamers, developers, architects, scientists, designers, content creators, and just about anyone else you can think of. The NVIDIA GPU can help out immensely in Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop, or just for some gaming to unwind after a long day.

The Microsoft Surface Book arrives on October 26 for $1,499, with the price bumping to $1,899 if it has the NVIDIA Maxwell GPU. Each Surface Book comes with the Surface Pen, the keyboard, a power supply, and a one-year warranty. Pre-orders are now live from Microsoft's online store.

Sources: Microsoft and NVIDIA Blog




JXD Singularity S192 Presents New Android Handheld Gaming Option

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: October 5, 2015 02:54PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The NVIDIA Shield is probably the most well known device in the handheld Android gaming market, but JXD hopes to make a name for itself with a device known as the Singularity S192. The most easily seen difference between the two devices is that the S192 has the screen built into the controller, similar to the design of the Wii U Gamepad. The S192 is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC with 2GB of RAM. The screen is 7" in size and a 10,000mAh battery is estimated to provide up to 11 hours of video playback and six hours of gaming. The S192 is rounded out with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It can be yours at an MSRP of $299.

Source: Liliputing




Google Introduces Pixel C Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 30, 2015 03:12PM
Author: Nick Harezga

At its recent media event Google introduced its next tablet, the Pixel C, powered by Android 6.0 rather than Chrome OS. The tablet features a 10.2" screen with a resolution of 2560x1800. It is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM with 32GB and 64GB storage options. The 32GB version will cost $499 and the 64GB version has a price of $599. A Bluetooth keyboard can be purchased to enhance the productivity potential of the tablet for $149.

Source: Beta News



LG Gram Ultra PCs Now Available

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 28, 2015 03:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

LG is hoping to break into the laptop market with the Gram Ultra PCs, a lightweight laptop powered by Windows 10. The Gram is meant to compete with similar systems including the Apple MacBook Air and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. The 14" screen is comparable to these competitors, but a "1080p IPS display is much better looking than the one on Apple's ageing Air." The name is derived from its sub-kilogram weight of 2.16 pounds, also a reduction compared to the Air, while the $899 starting price is competitive in the target market. The base specs on the Gram are rounded out with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM with upgrades to a Core i7 and 256GB available.

Source: The Verge



Amazon Planning Smaller, Cheaper Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 7, 2015 01:17PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Amazon is planning to release a new tablet targeted at budget conscious consumers with a release "in time for this year’s holidays." The tablet will likely have a 6" screen with an expected price of just $50 which would "make it one of the least-expensive tablets on the market and half the price of the company’s current Fire HD 6-inch tablet." Further rumors indicate that Amazon will also release tablets with 8" and 10" screens, though pricing figures aren't speculated yet. The new tablet will be less feature packed than those currently available in the Fire line, though it remains unclear just what areas have been cut most to hit the $50 price target. In order to help cut costs, Amazon decided to outsource much of the work to "overseas firms including Shanghai Huaqin Telecom Technology Co. and Taiwan’s Compal Communications Inc." rather than using its Lab126 unit.

Source: Wall Street Journal



Acer Reveals Aspire Nitro V Gaming Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: September 2, 2015 03:39PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Acer has revealed a new line of gaming laptops, the Aspire V Nitro, that look smaller than the gaming laptops I'm used to. The Nitros are powered by sixth generation Intel Skylake Core i7 and i5 processors, an NVIDIA GTX960M, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage comes in the form of a 512GB M.2 SSD or up to 2TB of hard drives with expandability available through USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3. Users will be able to choose screen resolution up to 4K. The 15" model starts at $999 while the 17" model starts at $1,099. The Aspire V Nitro laptops will be available in October.

Source: Engadget



13-Inch Professional Chromebook Launched by Dell

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 14, 2015 02:54AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Dell has announced that it has officially launched a professional Chromebook solution, known as the Chromebook 13, which is marketed directly at mobile users who require a machine that fits today’s on-the-go lifestyle. The latest Chromebook offers consumers with a 13.3-inch high definition IPS display that includes the Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touch solution, a backlit keyboard, a precision touchpad, dual array microphones, and a 720p HD video webcam. The Dell Chromebook 13 is also configurable with up to a 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor alongside 8GB of system memory; battery life is rated for up to 12 hours. The chassis of the Chromebook 13 by Dell is comprised of high-quality materials, including a carbon fiber weave cover, magnesium alloy palm rest, and aluminum base, making it both lightweight and durable. The Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Client Solutions at Dell, Kirk Schell, noted that "Our latest Chromebook offering is designed for the mobile professional, and provides customers with an unrivalled Chrome experience which mixes the cost and simplicity benefits of Google's Chrome portfolio with Dell's commitment to design."

The Dell Chromebook 13 starts at just $399 and is expected to be available to purchase in the United States and Canada beginning September 17. Upon purchase, businesses can even include Dell’s newest support service, ProSupport Plus, which offers businesses with priority access to expert support 24x7, repair for drops, spills, and other mishaps, and a Technical Account Manager for customers with more than 1,000 entitled systems.

Source: TechPowerUp



Upcoming Lenovo Laptops to Use Intel Xeon Processors

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 11, 2015 03:28PM
Author: Nick Harezga

A pair of upcoming Lenovo ThinkPads, the P50 and P70, will use Intel Xeon processors built on the next generation Skylake architecture. The laptops will use the Intel Xeon E3 1500M v5 CPU, an unknown NVIDIA Quadro GPU, up to 64GB of DDR4, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, and mechanical hard drives up to 2TB. Both models will also sport four USB 3.0 connectors, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and Thunderbolt 3. The P50 has a screen size of 15.6" while the P70 has a screen size of 17.3". Both screens start at 1920x1080 with the ability to upgrade to 3840x2160. The P50 has a starting weight of 5.6 pounds and the P70 starts at 7.6 pounds. The P50 starts at an MSRP of $1599 while the P70 starts at $1999.

Source: Anand Tech



GeForce GTX 980 May be Coming to Laptops

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: August 10, 2015 11:41AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Many of the higher end laptops you can purchase today feature discrete GPUs that have been designed for the mobile platform. As you can guess, this puts certain restrictions on the performance of the GPUs, so they will not match the performance of their desktop counterparts. According to some recent rumors though, NVIDIA may be getting ready to put the same GPU found in the GTX 980 into laptops.

Rumors popped up a while ago about this possibility, with code names like GTX 990M and GTX 980Mti. Now the rumors are suggesting that the performance of this new GPU, whatever the name may be, could come in around the performance of a GTX 980M SLI. As it is a GTX 980M SLI setup can beat a desktop GTX 980. The TDP of this monster chip, based on the same GM204 architecture of the GTX 980 is supposed to vary between 100 and 185+ Watts, while the desktop GPU has a TDP of 165 W.

Due to the high power requirements and the necessity of custom cooling systems, this new GPU will likely be soldering directly to laptop motherboards, and will not be something you can install on your own. Potentially we could be seeing laptops launching with this by the end of September, but expect it to cost a lot, with some estimates putting it at double the cost of a GTX 980M. We will just have to wait and see.

Source: NotebookCheck



NVIDIA Issues a Voluntary Recall of the SHIELD Tablet Over Battery Fire Risk

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 31, 2015 07:48AM
Author: bp9801

Not exactly the news you want to hear, but NVIDIA has issued a voluntary recall on its SHIELD Tablet due to a possible fire hazard. Tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 could have their battery overheat and go up in flames, according to new tests NVIDIA has done. Anyone with the SHIELD Tablet purchased between that time is urged to back up their data and then fill out their information on an online form to get a replacement. Tablet owners can head to their Setting menus, click on "About Tablet," and see if the battery is listed as B01 or Y01. If the battery is the former, then you don't need to send it back in to NVIDIA. If it's the latter, you probably should get it sent back as soon as possible.

No other NVIDIA SHIELD products are affected by the recall.

Source: NVIDIA Forums



Dell Introduces Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: July 21, 2015 03:11PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Dell has announced the Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet, "built to survive drops and dirty environments." It is the first tablet to join the Rugged line from Dell and "can withstand drops from over 4 feet, spills in water, mud, sand, and dust, as well as temperatures from -20 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit." The tablet is powered by Windows 8.1 and features an 11.6" screen with 1366x768 resolution, a fifth generation Intel Core M CPU, up to 512GB of SSD storage, and up to 8GB of RAM. The Latitude 12 Rugged will be available by the end of the month with an expected cost between $1,600 and $2,000.

Source: Slash Gear



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