Month: March 2011

MSI (Re-)Releases New Gaming Laptops Including “Fastest Ever” GT680

MSI has just issued a press release with some interesting news and some releases that we were already aware of, including the GX680 and the new G-series laptops. The interesting part is that the Sandy Bridge-equipped GT680 is back, which...

/ March 31, 2011

AMD Catalyst 11.3 Released: Improvements

AMD has just released new video card drivers. As many of you are no doubt aware, you don’t have to hack these drivers to get them to work on your laptop anymore–all Mobility Radeon cards are supported by default. If...

/ March 30, 2011

Oh No! Another ‘Tweak Laptop for Gaming’ Article

You could easily find a few million articles around various topics like “laptop tweaks for gaming,” “tweaking your laptop for gaming” and so on online. Sure, it’s fun to tinker with your machine–disable a few Windows services, hack your drivers,...

/ March 29, 2011

MSI GX680 Introduced: New CPU and GT 555M

MSI was of course also affected by the glitch in Intel’s 2nd-generation Core CPU lineup (Sandy Bridge). Thus it took a while before we say any signs of what MSI called the “fastest laptop ever” ahead of CES. Now that...

/ March 25, 2011

Rumor: Alienware M11x R3 About to Hit the Market, Along with M14x, M18x

The rumors about an upcoming Alienware M18x are nothing new. But the Dell rumor mill has been busy lately; besides the gargantuan desktop replacement there’s also rumor of a svelte 14-inch Alienware M14x in the making, plus an update to...

/ March 23, 2011

HP dv7t vs. Dell XPS 17: Gaming Performance

Both of the new Sandy Bridge-equipped HP dv7t and Dell XPS 17 are bound to become very popular desktop replacements. None of them specifically target gamers–Dell has their Alienware lineup for that and HP has the Envy series. They are...

/ March 21, 2011

Alienware M11x R1/R2 Coupon

[expired] If you’ve ever wanted a netbook-sized laptop that doubles as a high-end gaming machine, this is without a doubt the best deal available. Dell is currently offering a $50 off any Alienware laptop configured at $999 or greater. Update:...

/ March 18, 2011

Deals on the New Sandy Bridge Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 Laptops

UPDATE: Save an ADDITIONAL $70 off Dell XPS Laptops with Coupon Code: 932N$0ZCCHWZB9 [expired] Dell is promoting their brand new XPS 15 and XPS 17 laptops by offering significant rebates on high-end configurations. The deal is good for $220 off...

/ March 18, 2011

MSI Rolls out New G-Series Laptops

MSI is jumping on the Sandy Bridge bandwagon with a couple of new laptops in the manufacturer’s G series. Interestingly, the press release is labeling both the new GE620 and GR620 as “blazing performance gaming laptops” in spite of the...

/ March 16, 2011

HP Upgrades dv6t/dv7t with Mobility Radeon HD 6770

The new Sandy Bridge versions of the HP Pavilion series – the 15.6-inch dv6t and the 17.3-inch dv7t – have been given a boost in the graphics department. Instead of a Mobility Radeon HD 6570M, base models of the dv6t...

/ March 15, 2011