All posts by JBerg

iBuyPower Launches Valkyrie CZ-17 (MSI Based)

iBuyPower has just unveiled a new 17.3-inch gaming machine dubbed the Valkyrie CZ-17. If you think that it looks eerily familiar you are not alone. It appears to be based on the MSI GT70.

/ June 21, 2012

MSI Updates GT70 with GTX 680M

The 17.3-inch MSI GT70 looks like a nice machine, and now MSI is about to extend the options on the graphics side with the brand new GTX 680M.

/ June 13, 2012

Mobile Ivy Bridge Refresh Revealed Already

The new high-end Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs are just fresh off the wafer, but what seems to be updates to the current lineup have already surfaced.

/ May 28, 2012

Lenovo’s Move Into Gaming Laptops

Asus, MSI, Alienware, Lenovo (?). The company that inherited the ThinkPad brand from IBM has produced countless reliable, if boring, business machines, but it hasn’t made a name for itself in entertainment laptops for the masses.

/ May 25, 2012
New dv6t quad

What’s New in HP’s dv6t, dv7t Quad Edition?

The latest updates to HP’s 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch high performance laptops, the dv6t and dv7t Quad Edition have not been particularly well covered by the media, with most of the attention being directed to the new ultrabooks and ‘sleekbooks’ from...

/ May 22, 2012

AMD Trinity: Better Integrated Gaming Graphics

One of AMD’s new Trinity chips have been thoroughly tested and it looks like a modest improvement for integrated graphics.

/ May 15, 2012
Samsung Series 7 Chronos

Samsung Series 7 Chronos Vs. Gamer

Samsung is mostly making news about its new Series 7 Gamer, which is clearly a powerful machine, but for those looking for a less bulky desktop replacement / gaming laptop, the new Ivy Bridge and Kepler-equipped Series 7 Chronos is...

/ May 11, 2012

Free Ivy Bridge Upgrades for Origin PC, Alienware Buyers

In an unusual show of customer appreciation, gamers who bought a new EON 15-S, EON 17-S or other select Origin system just prior to the Ivy Bridge update are being given free updates to the latest generation Intel processors.

/ May 10, 2012
Asus G55VW

GTX 660M Benchmarks (G55VW Vs G53SX)

We’ve just unpacked a brand new ASUS Republic of Gamers G55VW and run some Futuremark benchmarks on it, comparing it to its predecessor, the G53SX.

/ May 4, 2012
Samsung-Series 7 Gamer

Samsung Series 7 Gamer is Official

The news of an upcoming gaming laptop from Samsung came as something of a surprise, coming from a company that hasn’t focused on gaming products at all in the past (or focused on laptops, for that matter).

/ May 3, 2012