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Lilbits: MSI’s AMD-powered gaming laptops, Windows 11’s new keyboard shortcuts

Lenovo introduced its first Chromebooks powered by 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors in January, but now you can finally buy one – Best Buy is selling a 13″ Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 convertible Chromebook with a Pentium Gold 7505 quad-core processor for $419. If you’re in the market for something that packs a little (okay, […]

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AMD launches Radeon RX 6000M mobile graphics for gaming laptops

AMD’s newest mobile graphics technology brings RDNA 2 architecture to gaming laptops. The company says that means gamers could see up to a 1.5X performance boost compared to systems with first-gen RDNA graphics. The first laptops with AMD Radeon RX 6000M series graphics should be available later this month, including models from Asus, HP, Lenovo, […]

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Lenovo’s new gaming laptops powered by Intel Tiger Lake-H and NVIDIA RTX 30 Series

Lenovo is giving its Legion gaming laptops a power boost. The company is launching three new models, each featuring 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake-H” processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics. The new new Lenovo Legion 5i will be available in July for $970 and up, while the Legion 5i Pro and Legion 7i are coming in June […]

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Acer’s 2021 gaming laptops include the 3.75 pound Predator Triton 300 SE with Tiger Lake-H

Acer is introducing a compact gaming laptop that measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs 3.75 pounds, but which packs a lot of horsepower into a fairly small package. The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE supports up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 H35-series processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile graphics, and up to a […]

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Live updates from NVIDIA’s CES 2021 press event

NVIDIA is introducing new technologies that the company says will bring more graphics horsepower to gaming laptops, while also extending battery life and enabling thinner and lighter designs thanks to next-gen Max-Q technology. According to NVIDIA half of the new laptops set to ship with its new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics will be available […]

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MSI brings 300 Hz displays to its gaming laptops

MSI is bringing several new gaming laptops to the Consumer Electronics Show this week, including the MSI GE66 Raider with a 99.9 Wh battery (the largest you can take through TSA security at airports) and panaromic aurora lighting. It also joins the relatively small list of gaming laptops with 300 Hz displays. But if you have […]

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Acer’s new gaming laptops include a 4.6 pound, 15.6 inch model with NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics

Gaming laptops haven’t historically been known for their thin and light designs, but over the past few years laptop makers have been slimming down their high-performance, portable gaming rigs. This year Acer is introducing two new slim models. The Acer Predator Triton 500 is a 15.6 inch laptop that measures 0.7 inches thick, weighs about […]

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AMD introduces 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile lineup (plus Athlon mobile chips)

Chip maker AMD is refreshing its line of laptop processors with two new chips aimed at entry-level Chromebooks, plus a whole bunch of 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile chips designed for higher-performance laptops. The new Ryzen 3000 series mobile chips are based on a 12nm Zen+ architecture and feature Radeon Vega graphics and there are versions available […]