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Lenovo LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 Review - Unparalleled Portability

08/04/2015 - 11:45

After spending some time in the computer hardware industry, it's easy to become jaded about trade shows and unannounced products. The vast majority of hardware we see at events like CES every year is completely expected beforehand. While this doesn...

Podcast #360 - Intel XPoint Memory, Windows 10 and DX12, FreeSync displays and more!

07/30/2015 - 14:45

PC Perspective Podcast #360 - 07/30/2015 Join us this week as we discuss Intel XPoint Memory, Windows 10 and DX12, FreeSync displays and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL...

Wasabi Mango UHD420 42-in 4K - FreeSync and HDMI 2.0 for $800

07/29/2015 - 17:35

A few years ago, we took our first look at the inexpensive 27" 1440p monitors which were starting to flood the market via eBay sellers located in Korea. These monitors proved to be immensely popular and largely credited for moving a large number of...

Battery Life, Pricing and Conclusion

07/26/2015 - 19:32

Battery Life [inline:files/review/2015-07-26/batterylife.png] Battery life on the Lenovo LaVie-Z is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, 4.27 hours in our web browsing test for the world's lightest laptop is impressive. However, when compared...

Podcast #359 - AMD R9 Nano, 4TB Samsung SSDs, Windows 10 and more!

07/23/2015 - 13:53

PC Perspective Podcast #359 - 07/23/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Nano, 4TB Samsung SSDs, Windows 10 and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL for the...

Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition - Mobile Gaming at a Reasonable Price

07/21/2015 - 13:53

Gaming laptops are something that most people are quick to reject as out of their price range. There is a lot of sense in this train of thought. We know that laptop components are inherently lower performing than their desktop counterparts, and...

Podcast #358 - AMD R9 Fury, Fury X Multi-GPU, Windows 10 and more!

07/16/2015 - 14:04

PC Perspective Podcast #358 - 07/16/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury, Fury X Multi-GPU, Windows 10 and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL for the...

Podcast #357 - Samsung 850 Series 2TB, AMD Fury, Catalyst 15.7 and more!

07/09/2015 - 15:02

PC Perspective Podcast #357 - 07/09/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the Samsung 850 Series 2TB, AMD Fury, Catalyst 15.7 and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL for the...

Podcast #356 - Fury X Pump Whine, ASUS MG279Q FreeSync Monitor, GTX 980 Ti STRIX and more!

07/02/2015 - 14:39

PC Perspective Podcast #356 - 07/02/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the Fury X Pump Whine, ASUS MG279Q FreeSync Monitor, GTX 980 Ti STRIX and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page...

CPU Performance

06/30/2015 - 15:53

Handbrake [inline:files/review/2015-06-30/handbrake.png] In video transcoding with Handbrake, the Intel Core i7-5500U in the LaVie-Z performs as expected. The 300MHz bump over the i5-5200U processors found in both the Dell XPS 13 and Intel NUC provides a...