Notebooks

Intel’s 11th Gen Core Processors And ‘Evo’ Platform Brand Raises The Notebook Processor Competitive Stakes

Intel has been crushing it financially recently through the execution of a more diversified portfolio even as it faces fierce PC and datacenter server processor competition as well as challenges in future process nodes. Yesterday was a big day in the long history of Intel as it unveiled the next generation of notebook processors, which, …

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The Dell XPS 17 Review: Sleek, Simple, And Powerful

For the last five years, the Dell XPS lineup has been extremely innovative and pushed the envelope in terms of design and features. The XPS systems are typically thoughtfully designed for excellent user experience as the XPS displays are crisp and colorful, and features and performance are top of the line. The latest addition to …

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When It Comes To Productivity, The Samsung Galaxy Book S Is A Marathon Runner

While the world has changed significantly in the last 6 months, something that remains is the need for light, portable and fast laptops. Today I wanted to offer my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S, which I consider to be the perfect laptop in terms of productivity, without compromising connectivity and battery life. I first …

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The Dell Latitude 9510 Review: Premium Design, Beefy CPU And Long Battery Life

At the beginning of the year, Dell announced its newest lineup of Latitude devices at CES 2020, including new 9000 series. Dell’s Latitude 9000 series is at the top of Dell’s enterprise notebooks, with the Dell 9510 being the first Latitude 9000 series device. The Latitude 9510 was a big hit at CES 2020, and last …

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Dell’s New High-Performance Alienware And XPS PCs Bring Welcome Updates And New Models

At CES this year Dell showed off some concepts along with a few new PCs including the new and improved XPS 13 laptop with Intel 10th Gen U-Series CPUs which recently launched last month. At CES, other laptops were teased for later in the year, which made this month’s announcement and show Dell’s continued interest in AMD’s products with the …

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AMD Ups Its Game With Eight Core Commercial Notebook Processors

Last month AMD fired off its latest round in the perpetual battle for PC processor dominance—the launch of its new Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile family of processors. With workforces everywhere being forced to go mobile and work from home, we’ve seen a rush on devices and setups to get workers adjusted to the new …

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Dell’s XPS Design Moves Towards Its Commercial Line Of Devices

Around this time last year, Dell introduced its newest lineup of consumer and commercial laptops and desktops at Computex 2019. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has halted most of my travel out of the 2020 year and has kept me from seeing Dell’s new lineup of commercial and consumer devices in person. Nevertheless, it won’t keep me from writing …

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HP’s Elite Line Of Devices Are A Step Up For Work From Home

This past week HP announced its next generation of Elite PCs, including HP’s next generation of monitors. In the past, HP would announce its next generation of Elite devices at Computex, but this year, the COVID-19 crisis has kept in-person tech announces from happening. Not only has the COVID-19 crisis kept us from going to …

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Intel Beefs Up Capabilities In Managed Notebooks With Latest VPro

Intel is currently considered by many in the commercial world as the gold standard for client computing processors, and the apex of that capability is the company’s Intel Core vPro line for enterprise PCs. The company recently released the 10th Gen of these mobile and desktop processors. While Intel has had much more competition than it …

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review: Better Than IPad With A Keyboard For Most Use Cases

Earlier this month Microsoft launched a plethora of new devices in their Surface lineup including the Surface Go 2 the Surface Book 3, the Surface Headphones 2, and the Surface Earbuds. I wrote a high-level overview of the launch announcement which you can access here. The device that I am focusing on for this review is the …

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: The Best Of Both Worlds

Earlier this month Microsoft launched a plethora of new devices in their Surface lineup including Surface Book 3, the Surface Go 2, the Surface Headphones 2, and the Surface Earbuds. I wrote a high-level overview of the launch announcement which you can access here and you can see my Surface Go 2 review here. For this review I …

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Review: HP Elite Dragonfly G2 With Built-In Tile Tracker And Sure View Gen4

Last holiday season, I tested out HP’s newest laptop in its Elite lineup, the HP Elite Dragonfly. The Dragonfly is HP’s take on a lightweight-premium looking business notebook. I already completed an in-depth 4-week review on this system and you can access the full review here. The focus for this second review is to talk about the …

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Getting to Know AMD’s Newest Commercial Processor, The Ryzen Pro 4000- The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five Podcast – Insiders Edition hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman welcome Rick Bergman, Executive Vice President of Computing and Graphics Business Group at AMD to discuss the exciting new products coming from AMD. The Need for the Right Tools Now more than ever, it’s clear that there …

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Laptops With Big Graphics Cards Are Surging For Reasons That Aren’t Obvious

You would think the current pandemic would put companies like NVIDIA in a difficult spot because of the notion that gamers wouldn’t be buying given the high work from home (WFH) demand and quarantined Chinese gamers who spend a lot of time in gaming cafes. Well, it’s not that simple. In fact, at NVIDIA’s March …

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Intel Ups The Ante With New 5 GHz 10th Gen Core H-Series Notebook Chips

There has been an on-going battle between the two major CPU manufacturers ever since AMD’s Ryzen series of CPUs started to gain some steam. This battle has resulted in not only faster CPUs but better value CPUs and has pushed Intel to continue to push the envelope on what’s possible. Intel’s 10th Gen series of CPUs, …

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AMD’s Mobile Ryzen 4000 Series Is Looking Good So Far

AMD announced its mobile 4000 series processors at CES 2020 back in January with the code name “Renoir.” It is the first processor built on AMD’s 7nm architecture. If we were to picture the battle of the processor market between AMD and Intel, this would be AMD’s jump to take the last bit of high …

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Microsoft Widens Surface Line With Pro X, 15″ Laptop 3, Neo Foldable, New Processors And Earbuds

Today I attended Microsoft’s annual fall hardware event in New York City, timed conspicuously right before the western selling season begins. The company’s Surface line gains more and more traction every year, for a lot of reasons (see my recap of last year’s Surface event here for a taste). Canalys reported that the entire Microsoft Surface line …

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Based On My Review, The Dell 7400 2-in-1 Lives Up To Its Enterprise Value Proposition

Back in May, Dell refreshed its business line of Latitude laptops along with the launch of its new Unified Workspace. I covered Dell’s Unified Workspace already as well as the refreshed line of Latitude laptops in full, and now I want to focus specifically on my personal experiences with the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Before we jump into the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, it is relevant to talk about the Latitude 7000 series first.  The Dell Latitude …

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HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains …

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Dell Methodically Improves XPS, Alienware, Precision And Inspiron Lineup At Computex 2019

This year at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, Dell announced its new 2019 consumer laptops and workstation lineup. Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag was on the ground in Taipei, and I took in the show from the Austin office.  These Dell announcements were the big follow-on to Dell’s CES announcements I covered here. While …

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