Month: April 2011

Origin PC EON 17-S Overclocks to 4.5GHz

Origin PC has just launched an updated EON17-S, a new laptop in Origin PC’s lineup with the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs all the way up to the Core i7 Extreme Edition, which can be overclocked up to 4.5GHz! In other...

/ April 30, 2011
HP dv6z

HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition Coupon

[Updated February 2012] The Pavilion dv6z is HP’s AMD version of the 15.6-inch dv6 series–now with AMD Fusion APUs and dual graphics. This makes it a very interesting option gamers who want to avoid the price premium on Intel processors...

/ April 24, 2011
CQ62 - CPU-Z

Gaming on the Mobility Radeon HD 4250

It’s always interesting to see what kind of performance you can squeeze out of low-end hardware. Integrated graphics are generally considered useless for gaming, and this is obviously true if you compare them with high-end gaming machines like the new...

/ April 20, 2011

Finally! Alienware M14x, M11x R3 and M18x Official

The Alienware rumor mill got it right on most counts about Dell’s updates to its gaming laptop lineup. The M14x and M11x R3 are now available from the Alienware website and the M18x has been officially announced. As expected, the...

/ April 19, 2011

Deal: Asus G73SW-XA1 (Sandy Bridge) – $1,399

This is the best deal we’ve seen so far on the Sandy Bridge revision of Asus’ Republic of Gamers G73SW. It’s an updated version of the G73 that passed our review with flying colors a while back. [expired] The G73SW...

/ April 18, 2011

Alienware M15x Coupon – Get one for $999!

[Expired] For what is probably the first time ever, here’s your chance to get a shiny new 15.6-inch Alienware laptop for less than $1,000! Sure, it’s the base model, but it still comes with all the Alienware extras including the...

/ April 15, 2011

A Sneak Peek at the Alienware M18x Specs

Due to a mistake (?) by Dell staff, the rumored Alienware M18 that we’ve heard so much about made a quick appearance on Dell’s Canadian website. Before it was taken down again, though, some sleuthing by tech bloggers at Engadget revealed a...

/ April 14, 2011

The (Gaming) Laptop Turns 30

There were portable computers before 1981, but the Osborne 1 is generally regarded as the world’s first commercially available portable computer. “Laptop” is also a bit of an overstatement here, since it’s highly unlikely that this 23.5 pound monster was...

/ April 13, 2011

Alienware M11x Coupon: Save $400 on Upgrades

[EXPIRED] Dell is now launching something similar to the current XPS 17 coupon offer but for the Alienware M11x. There are two stackable coupons that let you save $400 on a fully tricked-out M11x. You will more or less have...

/ April 12, 2011
Not a Gaming Laptop

When does a Laptop Qualify for the ‘Gaming’ Prefix?

It would be presumptuous to answer that question. You might consider your old Eee PC 701 a gaming laptop–after all, you can play the original Duke Nukem and the original Fallout series on it along with lots of other great classics. And...

/ April 11, 2011