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MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Gaming Notebook Review: Appropriately named

06/20/2014 - 10:43

[inline:files/review/2014-06-06/P4264361.jpg] It was only last year that we were singing the praises of the GT60, which was one of the fastest notebooks we’d seen to date. Its larger cousin, the GT70, features a 17.3” screen (versus the GT60...

Conclusion

06/06/2014 - 17:37

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Gaming Performance - Synthetic and Real-World

06/06/2014 - 17:31

Synthetic GPU Benchmarks Now for some fun and games! The Kepler-based NVIDIA GTX 880M in the GT70 is deemed to be the fastest single-GPU option currently available for mobile computing. The particular variant of this adapter in the GT70 2PE carries 8 GB...

Performance - Processor, General, Storage Devices

06/06/2014 - 17:27

[inline:files/review/2014-06-06/P4264365.jpg] The real question is how much better we can expect the GT70 to perform versus the 15.6” version we reviewed last year. The GT60 was already an impressive piece of tech, able to handle pretty much...

NVIDIA Battery Boost Functionality, Battery Life

06/06/2014 - 17:17

Now here’s where things get interesting. Clearly, battery life while gaming isn’t of paramount importance in most scenarios to most users, but seeing as that’s the area in which the GT70 really excels (apart from the obvious advantages...

User Interface, A/V Quality, Cooling, Software and Warranty

06/06/2014 - 16:58

Yet again, much of the same commentary from our GT60 review applies here. For starters, while the SteelSeries keyboard is literally identical (and still excellent, to boot, though the layout takes some getting used to), the touchpad has seen its chrome...

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook Review: A Philosophical Shift

02/25/2014 - 10:08

[inline:files/review/2014-02-17/PC163880.jpg] Alongside our T440s review unit was something slightly smaller and dear to our hearts: the latest entry in the ThinkPad X series of notebooks.  Seeing as this very review is being typed on a Lenovo X220...

Conclusion

02/17/2014 - 14:03

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Performance - Storage Devices, Synthetic GPU, Gaming

02/17/2014 - 13:57

Performance – Storage Devices Taking a closer look at the storage device responsible for that high PCMark 7 score helps us to visualize the tangible versus intangible benefits.  Our first test, AS SSD, provides an already interesting...

Performance - Introduction, Processor, Application Performance

02/17/2014 - 13:51

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