Laptop Reviews

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (late-2012) Review

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook (late-2012) Review

It's no secret that Google is aiming to create a whole new segment in the world of portable computing with Chrome, and here with the newest Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, especially at its eye-opening $249 price point, it appears that the big G will make that move. If you've got a need for an internet machine for school, for fun, or for a present for your mother who doesn't use her desktop anyway, this device might just be perfect. It's light, it's extremely inexpensive, and most important of all: it's a high quality machine. Samsung and Google have made some fabulous strides forward since September of 2011, of that you can be certain.

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Acer TravelMate P243 notebook Review

Acer TravelMate P243 notebook Review

If you're in the market for a no-nonsense travel-ready notebook you can take with you on any business-related trip where data input, web browsing, and typing in general are your game, the Acer TravelMate P243 may be just the device you're looking for. This machine has proven itself to be both reliable and deceptively simple in the way it both looks and feels, bringing with it more power than you might ever need for a price you'll be well satisfied with. With features like a spill-resistant keyboard and a lovely 1366 x 768 pixel resolution ComfyView LCD, you might just find that this notebook is just the right combination of light computing in a relatively small package you need.

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HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook Review

Ultrabooks, whether you like them or not, are here in full force. Manufacturers left and right are releasing ultrabook after ultrabook, so now the question isn't "who can make the fastest ultrabook?" but rather "who can make the best looking ultrabook?" Ultrabooks invite style - the entire idea behind them is to give consumers an incredibly portable and speedy laptop, after all. You don't want your super fast ultrabook to looking boring and plain, right? Of course you don't. You want your ultrabook to be sleek and well-designed. HP knows this, introducing us to ENVY Spectre XT, and it's certainly easy on the eyes. But does the Spectre XT have what's required on the inside, or will it be doomed to using its good looks to get by? Read on to find out.

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Acer Aspire V5 Review

Acer Aspire V5 Review

Acer first detailed their new Aspire V5 series earlier this year back in March, claiming to offer better laptops over previous generations all while managing to be around 30% thinner than previous models and other laptops in the price range. Now that Acer's rolled out the lineup to retail stores we're taking a look at the budget family member in their 11.6-inch Aspire V5. It might come at a budget friendly price but it doesn't compromise on performance. Take a peek below.

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Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptop Review

Valkyrie CZ-17 gaming laptop Review

Normally when I hear the words “gaming laptop,” I roll my eyes. It isn’t that I find the idea absurd, it’s just that I much prefer desktops because laptops more often than not end up being a letdown when it comes to gaming. iBUYPOWER has a new gaming laptop available – the Valkyrie CZ-17 – but the question is: can the Valkyrie CZ-17 deliver the gaming goods, or is this laptop just another one you should skip? Read on, because I think you might be pleasantly surprised with the answer.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is currently celebrating its 20th birthday, and today we have their new ThinkPad X1 Carbon on the chopping blocks. After all these years still producing some of the best business and casual laptops available the X1 Carbon looks to improve on its older sibling, while staying at the top of the Ultrabook lineup. Being touted as "the world's lightest 14" business-class ultra book" with a sleek body and powerful dual-core power all under 3 lbs lets take a peek.

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HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook Review

HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook Review

What we have here today is the shiny new HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook sporting a 3rd gen Intel Core-i5 dual-core processor and of course those Beats Audio speakers. It packs a lot of power under the hood and all folded up will only be about 0.78″ thick, but is this enough to earn your dollars? Head down past the break and we'll find out.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (Intel Core i5, Ivy Bridge) Review

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (Intel Core i5, Ivy Bridge) Review

Lenovo has launched its latest line of IdeaPads, and they’re targeted directly at the mainstream consumer. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 comes with an eye-catching colored aluminum chassis – we received one in Sapphire Blue, but the U410 is also available in Graphite Grey and Ruby Red - but is this laptop all about looks, or does it have the power under the hood to still get stuff done? Read on to find out.

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Acer Aspire S5 Review

Acer Aspire S5 Review

Let's have a peek at the Acer Aspire S5, the ultrabook with the mechanical "MagicFlip" dish in the back with ports that whirrs out when you need to plug in and don't need all that pesky space this near-thinnest on the market notebook works with. It's just 0.6-inches when it's all folded up, and pressing that button in the upper right of your keyboard brings down a flap in the back that has a set of ports you'll only otherwise get with a laptop twice this one's size. Inside the S5 you've got Windows 7, a 3rd generation Intel Core i& processor, and the whole device looks just fabulous - but is it worth the massive price tag it comes attached with?

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Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review

Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review

This week we've been blessed with another look at the most colorful-keyed and unique looking gaming notebook in the Alienware M17X R4, this time complete with Ivy Bridge. This beast works with a quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 28nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPU, and a lovely 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display up front of an extremely thick chassis. This beast is marked by its power as much as it is its ability to have its all-over lighting customized.

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