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T-bao Tbook X8S Pro is an Apollo Lake laptop with NVIDIA graphics

Most laptops with discrete graphics are premium gaming machines or mobile workstations aimed at folks that need a high-performance GPU for graphic design, video editing, or gaming. And then there’s the T-bao Tbook Pro X86. It’s a $299 laptop with an NVIDIA graphics card and a low-power Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor. Is it the […]

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Acer Swift 3 notebook NVIDIA MX150, quad-core Kaby Lake-R now available for $800

After launching the Acer Swift 3 notebook family earlier this year, Acer is updating the lineup with new models sporting Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processors. The latest laptops come in 14 and 15.6 inch varieties, with list prices staring at $680. One of the most interesting models sports a 14 inch full HD display, 8GB […]

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NVIDIA launches entry-level GeForce MX150 graphics for laptops

NVIDIA is launching a new entry-level graphics processor for notebooks. The new GeForce MX150 is an upgrade from the GeForce 940MX graphics that have been used in laptops for the past year or so, but NVIDIA says the new card offers up to 3 times better performance-per-watt. Among other things, that means the new chip can […]

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Origin launches 4 pound EVO15-S gaming laptop with GTX 1060 graphics

Origin PC has launched a gaming laptop with a powerful processor, discrete graphics, and a surprisingly compact design. What’s not surprising about the Origin EVO15-S laptop its its high price: it sells for about $2099 and up. The notebook has a 15.6 inch full HD IPS display and the system measures about 15″ x 9.8″ […]

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Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook updated with Haswell CPU, NVIDIA GPU

The Acer Aspire S3 is one of the grandaddy’s of all ultrabooks. Acer introduced the first model way back in the fall of 2011. Since then the company has upgraded the S3 a few times by offering faster processors and other improvements, but the higher-priced Acer Aspire S7 has gotten more love from Acer designers. […]

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Asus VivoBook U38DT ultraportable notebook with AMD CPU, discrete graphics

What do you get if you take the Asus VivoBook U38N ultraportable notebook and add discrete graphics? Apparently you get the Asus VivoBook U38DT. That’s the name of an upcoming 3.4 pound notebook with a 13.3 inch touchscreen display, an AMD quad-core processor, and Radeon HD discrete-class graphics. While there’s no mention of the Asus […]

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NVIDIA launches 28nm graphics processor for ultrabooks

NVIDIA is introducing its next-generation graphics processing technology, and along with a new high-end GeForce GTX 680 graphics for desktop gaming, the company has a new mobile solution for ultrabooks and other notebooks. This isn’t a huge surprise. We already knew that the Acer M3 ultrabook would feature an NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics processor based […]

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Gigabyte ultrabook features a 14 inch, high resolution display

While Intel is positioning ultrabooks as premium ultraportable notebooks with reasonable price tags, there’s one premium feature that’s currently an exception instead of a rule: high resolution displays. Almost every ultrabook we’ve seen to date has a 1366 x 768 pixel display. But Gigabyte’s upcoming U2442V ultrabook has a 14 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel […]

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Pioneer DreamBook Lite U11a to feature discrete graphics option

Pioneer Australia offering an 11.6 inch laptop called the DreamBook Lite U11a which looks like it will be available with a discrete graphics option in the future. Right now, the only version of this laptop available for purchase comes with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and Intel GMA 3150 intergrated graphics. But on the […]

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NVIDIA ION 2 to support Optimus graphics switching power management features

NVIDIA is introducing a new technology that allows computers with integrated and dedicated graphics cards to seamlessly switch between the two. If you’re surfing the web, you probably don’t need your high performance, energy-hungry NVIDIA graphics card to kick in and suck your laptop’s battery dry. But when you’re watching an HD movie, playing a […]