Month: June 2011


New VAIO Z Compromises with External Graphics

The Sony VAIO Z series has long been known as a no-compromise laptop in every sense of the word. It’s been the king of ultraportables; with RAID 0 SSDs (up to four), the latest and fastest processors and even gaming-capable...

/ June 30, 2011
Nvidia Logo

Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M, 570M are Official

Nvidia has just taken the lid of the most powerful mobile GPU to date–the GeForce GTX 580M. The company has also announced that the 17-inch Alienware M17x as well as the 18-inch Alienware M18x will be available with this graphics...

/ June 29, 2011
MSI GT780 / GT780R

MSI GT780R Available Soon

It’s been a while since the GT780 was first announced, but now MSI has started to show up for pre-order on eBay and elsewhere. The 780R is the version with dual hard drives in RAID 0 (or SSD/HDD combinaitons,) and...

/ June 28, 2011
Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS 17 3D Coupon

[UPDATE: this offer has been extended to August 2011] Dell is currently offering a coupon worth $579 (including instant rebates) off the 3D-enabled version of the XPS 17. It’s a full-featured 3D laptop with a quad-core Core i7 processor, 6GB...

/ June 23, 2011

Asus G74SX Vs. G73SW Comparison

Both the 3D and non-3D versions of the brand new 17-inch Asus Republic of Gamers G74SX is now available from several retailers. None of the laptops are exactly cheap, but they come with a fair amount of capable hardware to...

/ June 22, 2011

News in AMD Catalyst 11.6 GPU Drivers

Owners of laptops with AMD Radeon graphics cards might want to take the time to download the latest Catalyst 11.6 driver package, which was just released.

/ June 15, 2011
xps 15

1 Day Only: XPS 15 $949 with 8GB RAM, 750GB HDD

This short-lived coupon (expires 6/15/2011) is part of Dell’s Hot Summer Days promotion.

/ June 15, 2011
AMD Radeon

Better Integrated Graphics in New AMD Llano APUs

Just like Intel, AMD is combining the processor and graphics core into a single piece of silicon in its latest Fusion platform for laptops. The difference is that AMD can leverage its merger with ATI to bring much better integrated...

/ June 14, 2011
Dell XPS 17

Dell XPS 17 $999: 1 Day Only

Expires 6/14/2011. Get an XPS 17 with 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GT 550M for just $999! This deal is part of Dell’s “Hot Summer Days” event and is therefore only available for a very...

/ June 13, 2011
msi gx680

MSI GT683R with GTX 560M Now Shipping

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M–which seems to have become something of a standard issue graphics card in gaming laptops 15 inches or larger–is about to be replaced by an updated GTX 560M with higher clocks and some other minor upgrades....

/ June 11, 2011