MOBILE

February 21st, 2012

Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review

Dell has been angling most of their product stack towards value oriented market segments and the newest addition to the Vostro lineup –the V131- seems to follow this same path but with some interesting twists along the way. As with many of Dell’s notebooks, it is available in a number of flavors ranging in price [...]


December 12th, 2011

Dell XPS 14z Notebook Review

Dell –once deemed the Bastion of Beige- is at forefront of the battle against people’s perception that Windows-based notebooks are a thing of the past.   From ultra thin mobile powerhouses to entry level notebooks, they have it all and the new XPS 14z seems to encompass everything someone could possibly want in a package that’s [...]


December 7th, 2011

AMD’s HD 7000M GPUs; Mobile Market Déjà Vu?

In order to keep up with the Jones’ and offer something “new”, today AMD is introducing the first batch of their HD 7000 series of mobile GPUs: the HD 7600M, HD 7500M and HD 7400M. However, before you go and get all excited about the name, let’s just say these may not be the graphics [...]


October 17th, 2011

Alienware M14x Gaming Notebook Review

The M14x is regarded by many to be the notebook to get if you are looking for gaming on the go and it actually starts at a reasonable price of around $1100. Naturally, “portable” is a loose term considering this small 14” laptop weighs in at a hefty 6.5 lbs and as with most Alienware [...]


September 27th, 2011

ASUS U36SD-A1 Notebook Review; Ultra Portable & Affordable

By now we should all know that when buying an ultra portable notebook, sacrifices almost always have to be made but ith their new U36SD, ASUS is turning these preconceptions onto their heads.  Note only is this new laptop equipped with a standard voltage Sandy Bridge processor and a dedicated NVIDIA graphics processor but it [...]


August 31st, 2011

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A Notebook Review

Earlier this year Samsung introduced their new Series 9 notebooks which strive for industrial design excellence while sparing no costs. In layman’s terms this means Samsung has tried to shoe horn leading edge technology into a beautiful, yet razor thin enclosure without sacrificing performance.  There is however a single stumbling point:  an astronomical price tag.


August 22nd, 2011

ASUS G74SX-A1 Gaming Notebook Review

The words “gaming” and “notebook” used to be mutually exclusive but as technology has become more efficient, combining high performance components into a reasonably priced notebook is now possible.  ASUS has been leading the charge towards value oriented portable gaming and their new G74SX-A1 with its GTX 560M graphics card and sub-$1800 could be perfect for [...]