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Aorus X5 review

Aorus X5 review: Making a strong case for G-Sync notebooks

REVIEW  /  30 Jul 2015

The Aorus X5 is the first gaming notebook we've lab-tested that comes with a G-Sync compatible display. How does NVIDIA's new display tech, when ported to a mobile display, stack up? Does the Aorus X5 even need it when it has NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 965M in SLI? Find out in this review!

Hands-on: Panasonic's new Toughbooks are equally at home in the office and outside

Hands-on: Panasonic's new Toughbooks are equally at home in the office and outside

FEATURE  /  28 Jul 2015

Panasonic has been making Toughbooks for the past two or so decades. The company's rugged notebooks are amongst the best in the business and they have just released two new models that you can comfortably take from the office to the outside without the bulk and heft that you usually associate with such products.

Panasonic reduces customization and servicing times for Toughbooks with new configuration center in Malaysia

Panasonic reduces customization and servicing times for Toughbooks with new configuration center in Malaysia

NEWS  /  28 Jul 2015  /  6 days ago

In order to better serve the needs of customers in the Southeast Asia, Panasonic has opened a new configuration center in Malaysia for its rugged Toughbooks.

Taking the Apple MacBook's Core M to its limits

Taking the Apple MacBook's Core M to its limits

FEATURE  /  23 Jul 2015

Intel's new Core M processors are unique in that they require no active cooling. But that also means that it has no effective way to cool itself down when it gets hot. How does performance get affected when it gets hot then? We took the MacBook to its limits to find out.

Apple posts record quarter with sales of Apple Watch exceeding US$1 billion

Apple posts record quarter with sales of Apple Watch exceeding US$1 billion

NEWS  /  22 Jul 2015  /  1 weeks ago

Apple has had a blockbuster third quarter with revenue just shy of US$50 billion and profits in excess of US$10 billion, thanks to strong iPhone performance. The Apple Watch also contributed with sales in excess of US$1 billion.

ASUS updates its UX305 Ultrabook with the latest 5th generation Intel processors

ASUS updates its UX305 Ultrabook with the latest 5th generation Intel processors

NEWS  /  13 Jul 2015  /  3 weeks ago

ASUS has just announced that it has updated its ultra-thin UX305 Ultrabook with Intel's newest fifth generation Core processors.

HP shows off new Envy and Pavilion x2 portable computing machines; shares upcoming plans

HP shows off new Envy and Pavilion x2 portable computing machines; shares upcoming plans

NEWS  /  08 Jul 2015  /  3 weeks ago

HP, Intel and Microsoft held a joint event today in celebration of SG50 called Dream Big Singapore. There, HP also showed off two new notebooks that are coming very soon. More details in this report as well as other related developments in the pipeline.

Aorus X3 Plus V3 review

Aorus X3 Plus V3 review: Great power in a small package

REVIEW  /  04 Jul 2015

It might look like the impressive Aorus X7 Pro that we found much to like about, but does the Aorus X3 Plus V3 live up to the standard set by its SLI-ed big brother or is it the black sheep in the family? We check out the capabilities of this compact high performance gaming notebook.

4G LTE Microsoft Surface 3 coming soon, business customers to receive it first

4G LTE Microsoft Surface 3 coming soon, business customers to receive it first

NEWS  /  02 Jul 2015  /  4 weeks ago

Microsoft has announced that 4G LTE will be coming to the Surface 3. It will first roll out to business customers in select countries before becoming commercially available.

Microsoft releases June 2015 firmware updates for Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3

Microsoft releases June 2015 firmware updates for Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3

NEWS  /  24 Jun 2015  /  5 weeks ago

While the Surface Pro 3 has seen several system updates in the past, this is the first time the smaller Surface 3 gets one.

Toshiba refreshes notebook line-up, offers AMD Carrizo on select models

Toshiba refreshes notebook line-up, offers AMD Carrizo on select models

NEWS  /  23 Jun 2015  /  5 weeks ago

Toshiba has updated its Satellite C, L and S lines of notebooks, and select models will even feature the new AMD Carrizo processors.

HP launches redesign of Pavilion x2 2-in-1 hybrid

HP launches redesign of Pavilion x2 2-in-1 hybrid

NEWS  /  18 Jun 2015  /  6 weeks ago

HP has launched a new design of the Pavilion x2, a lightweight 2-in-1 hybrid that features a fanless design and a 10.1-inch touchscreen IPS display.

News roundup from Computex 2015

News roundup from Computex 2015

FEATURE  /  14 Jun 2015

If there's one event of the year that raises awareness of the PC components and computing industry, that's got to be Computex. While there's more networking and mobile communications related verticals taking the limelight in recent years, computing, gaming and overclocking remain the core focus. If you missed out on some of our coverage, check out our combined spread here!

AMD's Carrizo APU will redefine the mainstream notebook (updated)

AMD's Carrizo APU will redefine the mainstream notebook (updated)

FEATURE  /  12 Jun 2015

AMD's 6th generation APU is officially launched today and it sets a rather high bar for itself to drastically improve the capabilities of everyday notebooks. We detail all you need to know about Carrizo in this feature article and the feats of engineering at AMD.

NVIDIA's Play the Future event for HWZ members

NVIDIA's Play the Future event for HWZ members

FEATURE  /  12 Jun 2015

With NVIDIA's recent launch of their GeForce GTX 980 Ti and new developments in the gaming and VR scene, they decided it's time to meet our local hardware enthusiasts and share the good work they've been putting out as of late. Yesterday, NVIDIA execs from Taiwan flew down for a special invite-only event to do just that, so here's what went down.

OWC's new USB-C Dock gives your MacBook all the ports it needs

OWC's new USB-C Dock gives your MacBook all the ports it needs

NEWS  /  10 Jun 2015  /  7 weeks ago

OWC has just answered the prayers of MacBook users with its new USB-C Dock that comes in matching colors and provides MacBooks with just about all the ports it would need.

Everything you need to know from Apple's WWDC 2015

Everything you need to know from Apple's WWDC 2015

FEATURE  /  10 Jun 2015

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2015 just started yesterday morning in San Francisco with a number of notable updates to its OS and app ecosystem. We've also caught hold of some nuggets of information that wasn't part of the opening keynotes and you'll find all that and more in this roundup.

HP PPS Innovation Day: HP showcases blended reality Sprout PC & notebook and printer innovations

HP PPS Innovation Day: HP showcases blended reality Sprout PC & notebook and printer innovations

FEATURE  /  09 Jun 2015

At its Printing and Personal Systems Innovation Day, HP showcased its efforts to advance design and innovation across the print and PC markets. On display was the dual-screen, gesture-based computer, the HP Sprout, and a range of other consumer and enterprise devices that are ready for Windows 10.

Dell’s edge-to-edge Infinity display just arrived on the XPS 15

Dell’s edge-to-edge Infinity display just arrived on the XPS 15

NEWS  /  05 Jun 2015  /  8 weeks ago

A new Dell XPS 15 has been spotted at Computex 2015, complete with a shiny new bezel-less Infinity display!

AMD's Carrizo APU gets real with a showcase of upcoming notebooks and systems

AMD's Carrizo APU gets real with a showcase of upcoming notebooks and systems

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2015

Following the official launch of the Carrizo APU, AMD had several industry wins to showcase and assure us that they will be in retail soon. Expect these systems and more from the end of June.

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AMD showcased a reference notebook with AMD's top Carrizo APU, the FX-8800P, against a comparably capable CPU in the form of a HP notebook running an Intel Broadwell class Core i5-5200U. It's expected that AMD would take the lead with its more capable graphics core and UVD engine, but by what margin? This video says it all.

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