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3DMark (2013) - Notebook GPU Performance Review

3DMark (2013) - Notebook GPU Performance Review

Concluding our review of 3DMark (2013)'s cross-platform benchmark, today we'll be taking a look at the Cloud Gate benchmark, which is designed for integrated graphics processors and mobile discrete GPUs. We'll also take a look at how a handful of notebooks fare on the more intensive Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme.

MSI Slidebook S20 (11.6-inch) - Slide-out Ultrabook

MSI Slidebook S20 (11.6-inch) - Slide-out Ultrabook

8.0

The 11.6-inch MSI Slidebook S20 is a Core i5 convertible Ultrabook that has a sliding form factor. It transitions from a tablet into a full-fledged notebook with ease. Priced at $1599, it's one of the most affordable notebooks in this form and function. We find out how it stacks up to the competition.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - An Affordable AND Powerful Gaming Notebook?

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 - An Affordable AND Powerful Gaming Notebook?

8.5
Best Valued for MoneyMost Innovative Product

Lenovo's IdeaPad Y500 is a 15.6-inch multimedia/desktop replacement notebook with an interchangeable drive bay that lets you switch out your optical drive for a second NVIDIA GTX 650M module for a boost in gaming performance. We find out if it can hold its own against some dedicated gaming machines or if it's just a gimmick.

 ASUS Taichi 21 (11-inch) - Dual Displays

ASUS Taichi 21 (11-inch) - Dual Displays

8.0

The ASUS Taichi 21 is the latest convertible Ultrabook that wields two full HD displays that are placed back-to-back. It's the first time we've seen this form factor on a Windows 8 Ultrabook, so how will it stack up against some of the other Ultrabooks already out in the market? We'll find out.

IT Show 2013 - Notebooks/Systems, Networking & PC Accessories Buying Guide

IT Show 2013 - Notebooks/Systems, Networking & PC Accessories Buying Guide

You can't have an IT show without notebooks, PCs and networking peripherals. So no matter what computing products you are looking for, we've got you covered on what to look for in this year's show to get the best gadgets at the best prices.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro - The Ultra Tablet

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro - The Ultra Tablet

8.5

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro, is really an Ultrabook disguised as a tablet. It's as powerful as most other Ultrabooks in the market, but also gives users the option of discarding the keyboard dock for much more portability. Is this the ultimate combo product? Find out in our review!

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 - Power of a Tablet; Portability of a Notebook

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 - Power of a Tablet; Portability of a Notebook

5.5

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 11 is a downsized version of its popular Yoga 13 convertible Ultrabook, utilizing the same patented 360-degree hinge that lets it easily convert from notebook to tablet, but running on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Windows RT OS. Will the smaller Yoga find the same success as its bigger brother?

A Guide to AMD's Trinity A-series APUs and Hardware Ecosystem

A Guide to AMD's Trinity A-series APUs and Hardware Ecosystem

AMD's latest interpretation of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) has been brought to the desktop and mobile computing fronts in the form its Trinity A-series APUs. We've put together resources on what you need to know about these new processors and the hardware ecosystem such as motherboards and even notebooks.

Hands-On: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix

Hands-On: Lenovo Thinkpad Helix

At CES 2013, Lenovo is showing off its Thinkpad Helix, an 11.6-inch, touchscreen, full HD, Windows 8 hybrid business PC which utilizes a docking station to transform between tablet and notebook form factors. It also has a third 'Stand Mode' form factor. We went hands on with the device.

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 - If You've Got it, Flex it

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 - If You've Got it, Flex it

9.0

The Lenovo Yoga is part of a new breed of convertible touchscreen Ultrabooks that offer dual usage modes. It works as a Windows 8 tablet, and as a Windows 8 notebook. But thanks to its special patented hinges, it also offers two extra modes - "tent" and "stand" modes. Is this the ideal convertible Ultrabook? Read on for the verdict.

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