Razer Blade 2013 Review: this is how you make a gaming laptop

At first sight, it may appear the guys at Razer have made a black Macbook Pro Retina. Design and comparisons aside, the 2013 edition of the Razer Blade is much more than that. This 14-inch laptop combines the weight and size of a small, affordable laptop, with the power required for mid/high-end games.

Razer Blade 2013

Sacrificing performance – especially graphical- over size is one of the most common issues among laptops. And while it’s true that the latest generation of graphics cards featured with the new Intel Haswell processors have greatly improved in this regard, there’s still a lot of room for improvement.

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My points about MSI GT70

I’d like to take up a couple of points around the MSI GT70, the Fang III X7-100.

Firstly, considering you have mentioned build quality a couple of times in relation to other notebooks listed in this article, it’s worth pointing out that the build quality of the GT70 is poor. The plastics used are extremely fimble and there is noticeable flex in the underside of the chassis. Although it may have more “verve and style than Clevo’s notebooks” as Dustin mentions in his referred review, it does look a lot more tackier than the P150EM in comparison.

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Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 Gaming Laptop Review

The Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 is a solid laptop for the casual laptop user. While it does not boast a lot of special features or creature comforts, it is a solid choice for any one who needs a laptop on a budget. Let’s look at why:

Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 Gaming Laptop

Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 Specs:
  • Processor: AMD A-Series Quad-Core A10-4600M
  • Ram: 8GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB 5400 RPM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7660G
  • USB: 2 x USB3.0, 1 USB x 2.0

The Good

The biggest selling point of this item is the price; it is extremely cost effective in terms of what you get for what you pay. Continue Reading “Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5148 Gaming Laptop Review”

Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 Gaming Laptop Review

While some people focus on price when choosing a new laptop, many others will choose a laptop for it’s features. Modern technology allows computer companies to make laptops that are every bit as functional as their desktop counterparts and best of all, you can take your powerful new system anywhere! Whether you want a new laptop to produce media, get some work done, watch movies or play video games, Acer has a laptop that is worth considering.

Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 laptop

It’s the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9441 but we’ll just call it the Aspire V3. It sports a speedy third-generation Intel i7 CPU. The clock speed for the CPU is 2.4Ghz but can be boosted up to 3.4Ghz. It has plenty of memory, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and the laptop also has a video card with it’s own 4GB of dedicated DDR3 RAM. This laptop can easily run lots of demanding software. A terabyte of hard drive space gives you plenty of room to store your photos, movies or games and you’ll be able to hold lots of them. With the Dolby Home Theater optimization your music and movies will sound amazing. The large 17.3 inch screen is big enough for your friends to watch a movie with you or you can hook it up to a TV or monitor for even more viewing space.

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Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-7526BK Gaming Laptop Review

The Alienware M17x R4 AM17xR4-7526BK is one of the newest gaming laptops off the assembly line, but is it a strong contender to take into the gaming ring? Let’s take a look at the M17x and see what we can find out about this bad boy.

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The Good

The M17x is an Alienware computer, which is practically synonymous with excellence when it comes to gaming computers, and their laptop line is no exception.

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MSI G Series GT70 0NE-452US Review

The latest offering in the G Series gaming laptop is definitely getting some buzz. Having been released in July of last year it was touted as the most advanced gaming laptop on the market. But a few months can be the equivalent of years in computer terms, so how has the old GT70 stood the test of time? Let’s take a look!

MSI G Series GT70 0NE-452US

The Good

Power is what this bad boy was built for, and power it retains. The graphics card it has (the GTX 680M) is just one peg down from the latest flagship GeForce GTX series laptop cards, meaning that it has lost little in terms of graphical power in the months since it was launched.

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