Collected on March 23, 2022

Asus made a Surface Pro-inspired gaming tablet

The Asus ROG Flow Z13 is a gaming tablet that looks like a Surface Pro, but it can run many games at playable frame rates. It’s not an affordable device, and it can’t run demanding games well, but it’s an impressive effort.

Collected on February 17, 2022

Alienware X14 review: smaller size, smaller performance

Alienware’s X14 is a smaller, 14-inch version of the company’s more powerful X15 and X17 gaming laptops. While the X14 matches the look and is speedy in its own right, a high price and other issues hold it back.

Collected on February 17, 2022

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: the price is no longer right

Asus’s ROG Zephyrus G14, powered by AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HS and Radeon 6800S, would be the gaming laptop to beat if it wasn’t so expensive. Asus fixed all the problems we had with it, but it also jacked up the price.

Collected on January 31, 2022

Intel takes a bite out of Apple

We’ve gotten our first look at Intel’s new 12th Gen mobile processors in MSI’s upcoming GE76 Raider, but can it beat the M1 Max? These chips are unbelievably powerful, but that power comes with some trade-offs.

Collected on January 25, 2022

MSI GE76 Raider review: Alder Lake is good, with caveats

Overall, what we’ve learned here is that (when it comes to raw performance, not battery life) Alder Lake shines when the all conditions are right. The GE76 Raider demonstrates that if you give Intel all the cooling and all the power it could possibly want, and you pair it with Nvidia’s top-of-the-line, you get a damn powerful machine. Gold star for Intel! Now, let’s wait and see how well these chips do in a computer that has significant constraints. The ones where battery life matters a lot. And the ones that, you know, we might all actually be able to buy. I’m not super optimistic.

Collected on January 24, 2022

Lenovo’s 16-inch Legion 5 Pro is about to get even better

For CES 2022, Lenovo has announced Intel- and AMD-based Legion 5 Pro laptops that have improved processors, better graphics with support for up to Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti chip, and a slate of other improvements.

Collected on January 5, 2022

Dell XPS 13 Plus: Is that a… touch bar? 👀

Dell’s new XPS 13 Plus launched today, with a starting price of $1,199. It looks similar to the previous XPS 13 on the outside — but open it up, and you’ll find a new haptic touchpad, a depressed keyboard, and a “capacitive touch function row” that is, according to Dell, totally not a touch bar. There are new processors, better speakers, and an OLED display option. We’ll find out how well this new package works when the device launches worldwide in the spring.

Collected on November 17, 2021

MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max review: laptop of the year

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are a triumphant success — they have excellent performance, stunning battery life, useful ports, and incredible displays. The only knock against them is you’re going to pay a lot for all that good stuff.

Collected on November 16, 2021

Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 (2021) review: return to form

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are a triumphant success — they have excellent performance, stunning battery life, useful ports, and incredible displays. The only knock against them is you’re going to pay a lot for all that good st