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Ken Addison
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MSI GS63VR Gaming Notebook - Another Take on Max-Q

09/15/2017 - 12:07

It's been a few weeks since we took a look at our first gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Max-Q design, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus. We briefly touched on the broad array of announced Max-Q Notebooks on that review, and today we are taking a look at the...

NVIDIA WhisperMode Tested - Quieter Gaming for Notebooks

09/08/2017 - 10:19

One of the more significant downsides to modern gaming notebooks is noise. These devices normally have small fans that have to spin quickly to cool the high-performance components found inside. While the answer for loud gaming desktops might be a nice...

IFA 2017: Acer announces passively-cooled Switch 7 Black Edition

08/30/2017 - 12:19

Today at IFA 2017, Acer's keynote was full of new products arriving in the coming year. The most remarkable product of the bunch is their Switch 7 Black Edition 2-in-1. [inline:files/news/2017-08-30/switch7-be.jpg] While the Switch 7 Black Edition...

Battery Life and Pricing

08/30/2017 - 10:57

[inline:files/review/2017-08-30/battery_1.png] Battery life has always been a weak aspect of gaming notebooks. However, we were shocked to find the ASUS ROG Zephyrus only last for 2 hours in our Wi-Fi browsing battery test when we reviewed that device....

CPU and Storage Performance

08/30/2017 - 10:57

Just as we saw with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus notebook, the MSI GS63VR has an Intel i7-7700HQ processor. However, CPU performance in notebooks using the same processor can vary quite heavily due to thermal and design constraints for the given form factor....

Graphics Performance

08/30/2017 - 10:56

In these tests, we are comparing the GTX 1070 Max-Q equipped MSI GS63VR with the ASUS ROG Zephyus we recently reviewed, as well as a notebook with the traditional mobile GTX 1070, the ASUS G752VS.  We are using our Frame Rating testing methodology...

IFA 2017: Dell announces refreshed Quad-Core XPS 13 Notebook

08/28/2017 - 22:20

As expected, this year's IFA trade show in Berlin is proving busy for notebook manufacturers. Hot on the heels of Intel's announcement of 15W 8th Generation quad-core processors in the Kaby-Lake refresh family earlier in the month, we are...

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Notebook

07/21/2017 - 14:52

A few months ago at Computex, NVIDIA announced their "GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design" initiative. Essentially, the heart of this program is the use of specifically binned GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs. These GPUs have been tested and selected...

Rumor: Intel to Launch Quad Core Kaby Lake-R CPUs for Ultraportables

07/17/2017 - 16:32

A few days ago, uncovered some listings for an unannounced revision to the Acer Swift 3 notebook. [inline:files/news/2017-07-17/swift-3.jpg] In addition to the new Pascal-based NVIDIA MX150 GPU announced just before Computex, astute...

Battery Life and Pricing

07/14/2017 - 12:12

[inline:files/review/2017-07-14/battery.png] To evaluate battery life, we test our mobile devices while browsing the internet with Google Chrome. While we know that Chrome isn't exactly an easy application on battery life, it's the most...