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Dell XPS 15 (2013 Edition) - A Sleek 15-inch Laptop with a Spectacular Display

Dell XPS 15 (2013 Edition) - A Sleek 15-inch Laptop with a Spectacular Display

8.0

Armed with an Intel Core i7-4702HQ (Haswell) processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics, the remodeled XPS 15 includes a QHD+ resolution touch display with a 160-degree wide viewing angle, and a carbon fiber composite base. Hit the link to see if it meets our expectations of a 15.6-inch multimedia notebook.

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

Lately, Aftershock rolled out its next-gen X and XG series gaming notebooks. Every machine now comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPU as well as a few other enhancements. We dive in to see what the refreshed X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 models have to offer.

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

The first major update to Windows 8.1 brings a slew of UI changes designed to make keyboard and mouse users feel more at home in what's still primarily a touch-focused operating system. We tell you more.

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

If you are looking for a new notebook, router, gaming keyboard or mouse, then look no further. In this guide, we offer some buying tips and also highlight the best deals from IT Show 2014.

ASUS Zenbook UX302 - The Classiest Zenbook Yet

ASUS Zenbook UX302 - The Classiest Zenbook Yet

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Very few 13.3-inch Ultrabooks are armed with both an Intel Haswell processor and a discrete NVIDIA GPU - in fact, there's only two: Acer's Aspire S3 (2013) and the notebook we'll be reviewing, ASUS' Zenbook UX302. But with extra power comes extra size and weight. Is the trade-off worth it? We find out.

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

Over a weekend, ASUS and HardwareZone organized a cozy hands-on session that gave our forum members an exclusive look at the new Zenbook UX301 and Zenbook UX302 notebooks. Check out what took place at the local ASUS office!

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 - Featherweight Toughbook

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 - Featherweight Toughbook

6.5

The CF-LX3 is Panasonic's latest 'business rugged' toughbook, and is shock-resistant and drop-resistant for falls of up to 76cm. The 14-inch notebook is also incredibly light, at just 1.2kg for the 3-cell battery model. Despite this, it's not actually an Ultrabook - but will that hold it back from competing with other enterprise Ultrabooks? We find out.

Sony Vaio Fit 13A - Fit to Flip

Sony Vaio Fit 13A - Fit to Flip

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The Sony Vaio Fit 13A is Sony's second convertible Ultrabook. In fact, Sony boasts the Fit 13A has the best of the older Vaio Duo 13 and Pro 13 laptops. Using the latest fourth generation Intel Core U-series processor, 8GB RAM and SSD storage, we check out this good looking convertible and if it can best its close competitors - including Sony's own stable of Ultrabooks.

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

Like every other year, this year's edition of CES is a massive deluge of news and product releases. If the avalanche of coverage is giving you a headache, or literally TL;DR, we've the solution. Just give us 5 minutes to tell you the five key things you should know from this year's show.

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

At CES 2014, Lenovo unveiled the Miix 2 range of Windows 8.1 dockable tablets, which brings the 'rip and flip' design of Lenovo's Thinkpad Helix to its consumer lineup. Available in 10- and 11-inch form factors, can the Miix 2 achieve the same success as Lenovo's popular Yoga convertible Ultrabooks? We take a closer look.

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