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MSI's new GE Apache (left) and GT Dominator (right) laptop ranges

MSI has refreshed its gaming laptop lines with the new GT Dominator and GE Apache laptop ranges. The GT Dominator machines feature high-end, gaming-orientated specs and price tags to match, while the GE Apache laptops offer more modest specs in a thinner and lighter form factor. Both new ranges come in 15.6 and 17.3-inch varieties and feature newly-announced Nvidia GeForce 800M GPUs.  Read More

The new notebook GPUs provide a significant performance boost over their predecessors

NVIDIA has announced an update to its entire range of laptop graphics solutions. Known as the GeForce 800M line, the new GPUs provide a significant performance boost over the 700M series cards, and offer a range of new, built-in functionality.  Read More

The updated Razer Blade features the latest NVIDIA GPU and an impressive multitouch displa...

Razer has updated its Blade laptop for 2014, significantly improving upon the specs of last year’s model. The new system features NVIDIA’s latest notebook graphics solution and what the company is calling “the highest resolution 14-inch notebook display on the planet.”  Read More

The Alienware 17 (left) and MSI GT70 2OD (right)

It would be more than charitable to describe either of the machines here as truly portable, with both exhibiting thick and heavy builds that are far more at home on a desk than your lap. However, what they lack in true portability, they more than make up for in raw power. Read on as we take a detailed look at two 17-inch gaming laptops – the Dell Alienware 17 and MSI GT70 2OD.  Read More

The Aorus X7 (left) and Razer Blade Pro (right) are two of the slimmest gaming machines on...

The term gaming laptop usually brings to mind big and heavy machines that could only charitably be referred to as portable, and while this is still true of many systems, there are some products out there that break that mold. The Aorus X7 and Razer Blade Pro are two such machines. Both systems offer some capable gaming specs in a much thinner and lighter form factor than much of the competition. Read on as we take a closer look at the machines to see which better treads the line between form and function.  Read More

The Sony Xperia Z2 represents a significant internal upgrade over its predecessor

Just months after launching the Z1, Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2. The handset, which largely shares its design with the older device, offers improved screen technology and improved optics, including the ability to capture 4K video.  Read More

Alienware 14 vs. Razer Blade

The Alienware 14 and Razer Blade provide two distinct visions of what a 14-inch gaming laptop should be. The former provides a classic portable gaming experience, while the latter breaks the mold, offering strong performance in a thin and light package. Read on as we compare the two machines, in an effort to determine which system is more deserving of your attention.  Read More

Microsoft has made a number of announcements regarding its next-gen console

Microsoft has made a number of recent announcements regarding its next-gen console, including an all new headset and a pair of updates that aim to streamline the service. The software fixes and hardware releases combined, should solve a number of the Xbox One's early issues such as the lack of a storage management utility and an inability to use third party headsets.  Read More

Satoru Iwata has revealed part of Nintendo's strategy for the coming year

Given the continued weak sales performance of the Wii U, it's clear that Nintendo is a company in need of strong new direction. Speaking at a financial results meeting yesterday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has detailed the company's strategy for the coming months, outlining how the console maker will renew its efforts to communicate the benefits of the GamePad, while bringing classic software to the system's Virtual Console.  Read More

It's far from plain sailing for the Nintendo Wii U

Things are looking more than a little bleak for Nintendo's home console, with the company cutting its 2013 sales forecast for the system by almost 70 percent. With shaky third-party supports, a lack of software and concerns about raw power, the system has been plagued by issues from the start. Read on as we delve into the system's problems, its current situation and its likely fate.  Read More

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