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Feature Article Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock
We've previously had a detailed hands-on with the MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and its dock. In light of MSI's recent reveal of the machine at CES 2015, we now have the performance numbers to go along with our earlier article. Find out if this unique proposition can deliver!
Dell went back to the drawing board to come up with a new design ID and made the smallest 13-inch notebook even more compact, lighter, powerful and has a gorgeous edge-to-edge display. Meet the new XPS 13.
The Yoga 3 Pro is Lenovo's third-generation ultra-portable convertible notebook and it is also one of the first notebooks in the market to be powered by Intel’s new Core M processor. Find out if it has the performance to back up its slim and good looks.
MSI is back with yet another piece of gaming hardware, but this time it's something that's yet to be released and is probably quite unlike anything else out there. The MSI GS30 2M Shadow and its Gaming Dock could be the best thing to happen for those who find ever limited space to accommodate their computing equipment and yet still retain some form of upgradeability. Coming to you really soon, dive in to find out what's it capable of!
Product MSI GS30 2M Shadow and Dock
The MSI GS30 2M Shadow is a unique combination of desktop power and notebook portability. It's a 13 inch notebook powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7, Intel Iris chipset, 8 GB of DDR RAM and a 256GB SSD. It can be combined with its dock to increase its power via an included NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and an optional HDD.
Mobile workstations are pretty uncommon, but even rarer still is a mobile workstation that fits all the requisites of an Ultrabook. We check out the HP ZBook 14, which is dubbed by HP as the world's first mobile workstation Ultrabook, to see if its sacrifices function for form.
The Dell XPS 11 is an 11-inch convertible Ultrabook that transforms from a notebook into a tablet quickly. It also runs on an Intel Core Y-series processor, which allows it to consume less energy that many other Ultrabooks that use processors from the Intel Core U-series. Let's see how that turned out.
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.