First Looks: Toshiba QOSMIO X500

First Looks: Toshiba QOSMIO X500

Toshiba's QOSMIO gaming notebook gets an update to the Intel Core family series of processors, but does it have enough horsepower to claim its place as a QOSMIO X series notebook? We find out.

HP Pavilion dv3 (Intel Core i7-820QM) - Silver With Envy

HP Pavilion dv3 (Intel Core i7-820QM) - Silver With Envy

8.5

HP's ever popular consumer notebook returns with a new refresh that seems Envy inspired. Don't go all green with envy on us as we take a look at this sexy machine.

Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K - The Overclocking Club

Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K - The Overclocking Club

It has taken a while, but Intel seems to have finally embraced the idea of overclocking. With its latest K-series processors, the Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K, having unlocked multiplier, there's plenty of potential for enthusiasts to ramp up the speed.

Sager Gaming Notebook NP8690 - The Chunky Supreme

Sager Gaming Notebook NP8690 - The Chunky Supreme

8.0

Sager's quite well known in the US for its user configured notebooks, and they now have a distributor in Singapore. This means customers can specify how hardcore they want their notebooks to be without breaking the bank. As such, we've ordered in a top end machine for review!

First Looks: Lenovo IdeaPad Y550P

First Looks: Lenovo IdeaPad Y550P

Famed for its business ThinkPads, Lenovo has been busy infiltrating the consumer scene with its alternative IdeaPad series as well. We placed the 15.6-inch Y550P through the hoops to see how it stacks up as a an entertainment rig.

The Apple MacBook Pro: Intel Core i7 Unleashed

The Apple MacBook Pro: Intel Core i7 Unleashed

9.0

Apple's latest refresh to its unibody MacBook Pro line comes equipped with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, so we got our hands on a the most powerful 15-inch variant we could customize to see how it performs.

Apple MacBook Special: Too Hot to Handle?

Apple MacBook Special: Too Hot to Handle?

With recent reports stating that the newer Apple MacBook Pro notebooks are reaching soaring temperatures of 100 degrees Celsius, we decided to do some investigation of our own.

Intel's Hexa Strike - Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

Intel's Hexa Strike - Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

8.5

Quad-cores are passe nowadays; the next frontier is six and even eight cores. First to start the ball rolling is Intel's newest Core i7, the 980X Extreme Edition, which comes with six cores in a LGA1366 package based on the 32nm Westmere architecture. Check out whether you really need that many cores.

Lynnfield - Nehalem Finally Goes Mainstream!

Lynnfield - Nehalem Finally Goes Mainstream!

Branded as both Core i5 and Core i7, Intel's new CPUs promise to bring the next-gen Nehalem microarchitecture to the masses. With some caveats and changes of course, which we shall explain in our review. You'll also find that the new Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 Lynnfield processors to have pretty good performance to boot the competition, so don't miss our match-up.

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