Month: February 2011

Dell XPS 15/17 Refresh gets Sandy Bridge and 3D Vision

Dell has just released new versions of their XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops while apparently phasing out the 14-inch model. From a gamer’s perspective, the new XPS machines offer a number of welcome upgrades – particularly the 17-inch variant. ...

/ February 23, 2011

Pimp My Budget Laptop (Acer 4820TG Overclocking + SSD)

We’ve just had a chance to play with a TimelineX AS4820TG from Acer, which is an interesting creature; a discreet 14-inch budget-friendly laptop that wouldn’t raise any eyebrows at the office. However, under the hood it hides a bit of...

/ February 19, 2011

Alienware M17x (R2) On Sale – Save $410

[EXPIRED] As a consequence of the Sandy Bridge debacle, Dell is once again offering dual GPU-configurations of the Alienware M17x (two Mobility Radeon 5870M’s in CrossFireX mode), so this is probably your last chance to grab one. They are also...

/ February 8, 2011

Intel’s Sandy Bridge Fiasco

It looks like Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge platform is affected by a flaw that could lead to an extensive recall of brand new laptops and desktops. The problem is apparently the SATA controller, which controls all of your storage devices...

/ February 2, 2011