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Yesterday, NVIDIA announced the launch of its GeForce GTX 960M and GTX 950M mobile GPUs. The superior SKU, the GTX 960M, features a 1096 MHz core clock, 2500 MHz GDDR5 memory, and 640 CUDA cores. “So, if you’ve been itching to take your gaming on the go with a portable notebook design, now’s your chance to play with the big boys,” bragged NVIDIA. ASUS is definitely playing with the big boys with its all-new Republic of Gamers (ROG) G501 gaming notebook. The G501 measures just 0.81-inches thick and weighs in at 4.54 pounds. The chassis is constructed out of aluminum and features red highlights along... Read more...
Killer gaming notebooks, sort of like over-the-top gaming PCs, make no apologies for being almost completely impractical but full of awesome.  Sure, you wouldn't expect to drag this boat anchor around airports at almost 12 lbs., unless you were looking for some moderate cardio work to compensate for those long, near motionless strategy meetings.  And you wouldn't expect to remain untethered from the wall for very long, during those all night frag-a-thons, though you might get away with it under a little less strenuous web browsing stroll. No, luxury desktop replacement gaming notebooks... Read more...
Big, bad and unapologetic. These three words accurately describe the Alienware M18x. Unapologetic about its size, this is a desktop replacement notebook that almost defies the entire category of portable machines. Sure, it's portable, in the sense that you can move it from room to room or perhaps pack it up for a LAN, but you're not tossing this bad boy into a dainty backpack or laptop tote. No, the Alienware M18x steps into the ring weighing in at nearly 12lbs (11.935) and thumbs its nose at would-be competitors. In our efforts to evaluate Alienware's new gaming Goliath, the company decided to... Read more...
Big, bad and unapologetic. These three words accurately describe the Alienware M18x. Unapologetic about its size, this is a desktop replacement notebook that almost defies the entire category of portable machines. Sure, it's portable, in the sense that you can move it from room to room or perhaps pack it up for a LAN, but you're not tossing this bad boy into a dainty backpack or laptop tote. No, the Alienware M18x steps into the ring weighing in at nearly 12lbs (11.935) and thumbs its nose at would-be competitors. Though mobile components are humming along inside its rugged... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the Asus G74SX 17-inch gaming notebook, our round-up of 3 Terabyte hard drives from Seagate, Western Digital and Hitachi, AMD's upcoming Bulldozer-based Interlagos 16-core server-class processor, the Zotac Zbox Nano AD10 Small Form-Factor PC and details of our Labor System Giveaway contest! Show Notes: 1:01 - ASUS G74-SX-A1 Gaming Notebook Review 5:01 - AMD Begins Revenue Shipments Of Bulldozer-Based 16-Core "Interlagos" Processors 7:47 - 3TB Hard Drive Round-up: Hitachi, Seagate, WD 12:27 - Zotac Zbox Nano... Read more...
ASUS’ line of G73 Stealth notebooks proved to be all-around solid desktop replacements, equally ideal for gaming, multimedia, and productivity. In fact, the Asus G53 and G73 line, from Asus' Repulic of Gamers (ROG) family, has been very successful in the market, praised by press and end users alike. We took a look at the previous generation 17-inch G73SW not long ago and it earned high marks with us HH as well. This class of machine is definitely bulky however, though not that many gamers would mind. Now, the G73 is being phased out in favor of the ASUS G74 series, the next step forward for... Read more...
There's something about the allure of a gaming notebook. Even mainstream users, not necessarily hellbent on frame rates and decked-out designs, can relate to a powerful notebook with striking good looks. It's no wonder that products like Asus' G73 series of notebooks and Alienware's M series, have been some of the most viewed pages of our mobile computing section here at HotHardware.com. Similarly, Dell's recent announcement that they were expanding the Alienware M series line, to flesh out 14-inch and 18-inch versions, was met with a fair bit of buzz as well.  The 14" model... Read more...
Eurocom announced the EUROCOM X8100 Leopard Mobile Workstation. This new 18.4-inch gaming notebook features two ATi Radeon Mobility HD5870 running in CrossFireX, a single GTX480M or a variety of other NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro cards running in single or SLI configurations. The EUROCOM X8100 Leopard also supports four physical SATA-300 hard drives and RAID 0/1/5/10 as well as a variety of Intel Mobile processors up to i7 Extreme 940XM. This gaming notebook has plenty of ports as well including a DVI port, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB2.0/eSATA, HDMI, card reader, LAN, FireWire, ExpressCard slot, and an... Read more...
Origin is a fairly new boutique system builder, but already the company is making some noise in the gaming community. The company's latest machine is the new EON18 custom gaming laptop. Featuring "the most powerful and fastest gaming technology in the world," the EON18 combines today's fastest processors and graphics solutions to give you a screaming laptop. “The new EON18 is all about gaming, power and performance, with the combination of Intel’s Core i7 Extreme processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 285M graphics all wrapped up in a package that is portable”, says Kevin Wasielewski, CEO/Co-Founder... Read more...
Windows 7 is upon us, and with the launch of Microsoft's self-proclaimed "best operating system" comes a slew of new desktop machines, notebooks, and netbooks looking to take advantage of its added stability and features. One of the companies that is looking to serve up a number of new Win7-based rigs is Asus, and without a doubt they have assembled an interesting and compelling offering in their G51J-A1 notebook. Hitting the sweet spot between the average-sized 15" machine and the full-on desktop replacement, the refreshed G51 maintains the 15" form factor yet packs enough horsepower to plow through... Read more...
Hard-core gamers are all about squeezing the best performance they can out of their rigs, while ensuring that the visual quality of the games they play are at the highest settings possible. As desktop PCs typically have access to higher-end components than notebooks--and are also far more configurable, upgradable, and tweakable--the vast majority of gamers opt for desktop systems. But with the increased performance potential of today's notebook components and their portability (LAN party anyone?), high-end gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular with the gaming crowd.That said, you still... Read more...
Hard-core gamers are all about squeezing the best performance they can out of their rigs, while ensuring that the visual quality of the games they play are at the highest settings possible. As desktop PCs typically have access to higher-end components than notebooks--and are also far more configurable, upgradable, and tweakable--the vast majority of gamers opt for desktop systems. But with the increased performance potential of today's notebook components and their portability (LAN party anyone?), high-end gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular with the gaming crowd. That said, you... Read more...
Let's face it: the mobile arena is more crowded than ever, and with that overpopulation comes confusion. Specifications begin to run together, prices seem to be all over the map, and actual standout features are harder than ever to locate. If you've grown frustrated by trying to separate the worthwhile from the worthless, trust us, we feel your pain. So much so, in fact, that we've decided to break it all down for you in an easy-to-digest mobile computing guide. Within the pages to come, we'll cover the five main categories of notebooks available today: netbooks, thin-and-light notebooks,... Read more...
It looks like MAINGEAR and AVADirect.com are going to have to battle it out for the “world’s most powerful gaming notebook” title. Earlier today, we told you AVADirect is offering the Clevo M980NU, which supports quad-core mobile processors, two GTX 280M video cards, up to 8GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, and has a 1080P 18.4-inch screen. Now, we’d like to spend a little bit of time on MAINGEAR’s new eX-L 18 laptop, which offers an Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, GPU Computing with NVIDIA CUDA, and 1080p HD resolution on a 18.4-inch screen. So which model should win the... Read more...
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