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Alienware’s Area-51m Is a Gaming Monster That Tackles Some of the Biggest Problems With Overkill Laptops

Like top-of-the-line Alienware portables before it, the Area-51m “laptop” is gigantic, expensive, and won’t fool anyone into thinking it’s anything but a device for Rockstar-swilling gamers. But at the same time, it’s a departure from previous laptops in ways that a least try to address some of those problems. And yes, of course, it’s incredibly powerful and will scream through games. Read More >>

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We Opened Up These Supercharged Gaming Laptops to See Their Upgradeable Guts

Laptops haven’t been really upgradable in a while. Sure you could switch out the storage or memory on some, but as laptops have gotten thinner and thinner, even those components have become permanently a part of the devices. So it was a big deal when Alienware showed off the new Area-51m at CES. Yes, it’s a 17.3-inch beast that starts at £2,200 and can go up to £3,800, but you can also upgrade the storage, memory, and even the CPU and GPU as time goes by. Read More >>

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Intel’s Speediest Storage Tech Could Be Coming to Regular Laptops Soon

Some of the fastest storage tech around is soon going to be available to people buying just any old laptop. Intel’s Optane technology, based on 3D Xpoint is really fast, but unless you’re building your own computer or manage a server farm it’s been out of reach. Which is a shame because Optane offers blazing storage speeds and the ability to improve traditional SSDs using Optane Memory. Read More >>

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5 Ways Your Phone Still Can’t Beat Your Laptop

It seems as though with every passing year the smartphones in our pockets become more powerful and capable — and more prepared than they’ve ever been to be the only computing device we need in our lives. However, before you give away or sell that old laptop without replacing it, consider these scenarios where you really can’t beat the functionality of a computer. Read More >>

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Following Colossal Scandal, Toshiba Is Back With a Barrage of New Laptops

Toshiba laptops seemed to have disappeared from shelves in recent years, but they’re finally coming back with a new name. From here on out Toshiba’s computer business will be called Dynabook in the US and Europe, and it’s going to be launching a tonne of laptops. Read More >>

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VAIO Laptops Are Coming Back, Without Sony [Updated]

Remember Sony VAIO, the brand with the best logo of all time? Read More >>

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The 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro Is Still the Better MacBook Pro with Windows

When Huawei released the original MateBook X Pro last year, I’m not entirely sure the company knew what it had created. Huawei has only been in the laptop business for about three years, a relatively short time compared to industry veterans like Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others. So when it made a premium 14-inch laptop with a gorgeous (though somewhat derivative) all aluminium body, top-notch specs, a stunning screen, and tricky pop-up webcam, and then priced it at just £1,300 as if all those other features weren’t enough, it transformed the MateBook X Pro into my favourite ultraportable laptop of 2018. Read More >>

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Uh Oh, Looks Like Google’s Hardware Team Might Be in Trouble

Over the past few years, Google has been pushing deeper into the hardware business with products like the Pixelbook, Pixel Slate, multiple Google Homes, and of course, Pixel phones, with the latter getting a big boost thanks to Google’s $1.1 billion (£820 million) acquisition of tech and personnel from HTC last year. Read More >>

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Dell XPS 13 Review: This Time It’s Practically Perfect

The Dell XPS 13 has been so dangerously close to perfect for so long that the latest iteration left me a little surprised. I was turning it this way and that to find something I could fault it for, not because I wanted to unfairly ding the product, it’s just that nothing is perfect. But Dell has so refined this version of its best 13-inch laptop that the issues with it are all minute and deeply personal. This is a near perfect laptop. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: Lenovo’s External USB-C Display Could Be on Every Laptop User’s Wishlist

Portable monitors for laptops aren’t an entirely new class of gadget, but prior to the widespread adoption of USB-C, they were always kind of a pain in the ass. That’s because you needed one cord for data, and another cord for power, with older models often ending up too big and bulky for most people to want to carry around. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: Huawei’s Just Announced Some New Laptops, Including Another Matebook X Pro and Matebook 14

Mobile World Congress has, as the name suggestions, always been a show about phones. Yet, for some reason Huawei used last year's show as a platform to launch the Matebook X Pro - a laptop. This year is no different, and the company has just revealed a whole range of new laptop products. Because they had to show something, and the P30 range isn't ready yet. Read More >>

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Razer Blade Stealth Review: Compact, Powerful, Beautiful (and Pink!)

If you opt to go for the quartz version of the new Razer Blade Stealth, you may be distracted by the pink. The keys, the trackpad, the bezels – hell, even the desktop is pink. Not “rose gold” like an Apple product, but pink like a Barbie box in the toy aisle. But do me a favour and look past the pink (the Stealth is also available in black) and focus on the rest of the redesign of Razer’s smallest laptop. Thanks to some smart aping from Dell, some serious power under the hood, and a uniquely Razer approach to the industrial design, the new Razer Blade Stealth is a compact wonder. Read More >>

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MSI’s GS75 Proves Powerful Gaming Laptops Don’t Need All That Bulk

As much as I love beastly, no compromises gaming laptops like MSI’s GT75, sometimes just thinking about systems like that makes my back hurt. I mean, who wants to carry around a 10-pound notebook that needs not one, but two massive power bricks just to get optimal performance? Read More >>

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Huawei’s MacBook Air Clone For Windows is Nearly Flawless

Last year, Huawei took a big shot at Apple with the MateBook X Pro, a laptop that encapsulated some of the best things about MacBook Pro line while ignoring more gimmicky features like the Touch Bar and Apple’s frustrating butterfly keyboard. So for 2019, Huawei made a new mainstream 13-inch laptop meant to take down the recently revamped MacBook Air, and aside from one shortcoming, the MateBook 13 outclasses its biggest competitor in nearly every way. Read More >>

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MSI’s Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black colour scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling laptop of 2018. But for 2019, MSI is leaning heavily on a refreshingly old school information source to help improve its systems: feedback from users...and feedback in the laptops themselves. Read More >>