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ASUS has announced three new models in its ROG G750 range

ASUS has announced an update to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) range, with the new models featuring recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M graphics solutions. Though detailed specs are yet to be released, the new systems are set to be powerful new additions to the angular 17.3-inch ROG G750 series.  Read More

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 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

Samsung's Chromebook 2 Series will come in 11-6 (pictured) and 13.3-inch models

Samsung, which along with Acer was the first to market with Chrome OS-based Chromebooks in 2011, has announced the launch of its Chromebook 2 Series. The new machines boast faster startup times, longer battery life and an easy-to-grip lid featuring the faux leather stitched design found on the Galaxy Note 3.  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

The 11e series features rubberized bumpers on the outside and strengthened hinges and corn...

Knowing that there are few places that pose more of a hazard to laptops than a schoolbag, Lenovo has announced its Thinkpad 11e series, consisting of four new ruggedized laptops designed specifically to endure the rigors of the school day.  Read More

Toshiba's 13.3-inch Chromebook

Following Google's announcement last September, Toshiba's Digital Products Division has now confirmed that the company is joining the Haswell Chromebook party with a model of its very own. The Toshiba Chromebook is the first to feature a 13-inch HD display, offers dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and promises day-long battery life.  Read More

Gizmag's pick of the best laptops of 2013

As I type this round-up of top laptops on my own Windows portable desktop replacement, I can't help thinking that maybe it's time for an upgrade. It seems like only yesterday that dual-core processors, 500 GB hard drives, a couple of hours of portable use and screen resolutions of 1366 x 768 were at the very tip of every salesperson's tongue. But these days such machines would probably have a hard time attracting flies. 2013 has been a year of high performance, low power processors, long battery life, and stunning displays. Read on for a selection of top performers that have caused Gizmag's heart to skip a beat or two.  Read More

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