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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...

Overview

06/30/2015 - 15:39

While the LaVie-Z might have a Lenovo logo engraved in the top lid it certainly doesn't feel like a Lenovo-designed machine, and for good reason. The LaVie is a machine born from a little-known joint venture between Lenovo and NEC in Japan. One of...

Podcast #355 - AMD R9 Fury X, Sapphire Nitro R9 390, Batman: Arkham Knight and more!

06/25/2015 - 15:08

PC Perspective Podcast #355 - 06/25/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury X, Sapphire Nitro R9 390, Batman: Arkham Knight and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The...

Podcast #354 - AMD R9 Fury X, R9 Nano, ASUS Zenfone2 and much more!

06/18/2015 - 14:03

PC Perspective Podcast #354 - 06/18/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury X, R9 Nano, ASUS Zenfone2 and much 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 #353 - Seiki Pro 4k Display, More News from Computex, and more!

06/11/2015 - 12:15

PC Perspective Podcast #353 - 06/11/2015 Join us this week as we discuss the Seiki Pro 4k Display, More News from Computex, 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...

Battery Life, Pricing, and Conclusion

06/06/2015 - 18:20

Battery Life [inline:files/review/2015-06-06/batterylife.png] As you might expect for a machine geared towards gaming, the battery life on the Aspire V Nitro isn't outstanding. In our web browsing benchmark, the Aspire managed to survive for 3 hours...

CPU Performance and Gaming Benchmarks

06/06/2015 - 17:18

CPU Performance [inline:files/review/2015-06-06/handbrake.png] While we don't have a lot of benchmarks to compare on notebook CPUs, I think this example from Handbrake X264 encoding provides a good snapshot of the i7-4720HQ's performance. The...