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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

The GT60 gaming laptop from MSI has a 15.6-inch, 2880 x 1620 resolution, anti-reflective d...

After making a quick show and tell at Computex back in June, MSI has now released what's claimed to be the world's first 3K gaming laptop. The 15.6-inch GT60 features a 4th generation Core i7 processor, GeForce graphics, combined SSD/HDD storage and customizable color backlighting for the keyboard for after hours gaming.  Read More

Acer has announced its first touchscreen Chromebook, the C720P

Acer has followed last month's release of its C720 Chromebook with the launch of its first touchscreen variant. In addition to supporting up to 10 simultaneous touch points, the C720P is claimed to boot up from cold in just 7 seconds, has twice the built-in storage of its slightly older cousin and comes with 100 GB of Google Drive storage for two years.  Read More

La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle

While smartphones, tablets, and ultra-portable laptops have made it possible to work anywhere and everywhere, some privacy has been lost in the process. La Fonction No.1, a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle, is one attempt to bring an element of privacy back to the new work-on-the-go ethic.  Read More

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