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Lookin' to straddle the fence with your next laptop purchase? Or maybe you're just lookin' to conserve battery life when not picking off enemies in Counter-Strike. Either way, Digital Storm's new xm15 (not to be confused with Alienware's M15x) can satisfy the yearning, as the $999 base configuratio...

December 21st 2010 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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Just a month after pushing out a smaller duo of gaming laptops, Maingear has now revealed an entirely new line catering to mid-range gamers. The Alt-15 and Alt-17 both start right around the magical $1,000 point, and moreover, both rely on NVIDIA's graphics-switching Optimus technology to conserve...

November 20th 2010 at 10:04am 0 Comments
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When Dell told us of its plans to revive its tried and true XPS laptop line we were pretty darn excited. With so much brand dilution in the past few years -- there's been the Adamo XPS and the Studio XPS -- the products have noticeably strayed from providing the rock solid gaming and multimedia e...

November 5th 2010 at 2:58pm 0 Comments
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Well, in Canada at least. Sammy's QX410 is listed as "backordered" on America's Best Buy portal, but it's bound to make its online debut in short order -- in fact, we're hearing that they're already popping up on retail shelves. For those in need of a refresher, this 14.1-incher ships with a silver...

November 1st 2010 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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MSI stops short of calling the graphics switching technology within the FX600MX "Optimus," but it's pretty obvious what's behind the curtain. The outfit's latest 15.6-incher is equipped with a Core i3 or i5 CPU, Windows 7 Home Premium, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and a 320/500GB hard drive. There's als...

October 31st 2010 at 6:06am 0 Comments
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It was rumored back in August for a September release and, though it did miss that by a full month, we're definite believers of "Better late than never." The ASUS 1015PN is officially the newest entry in the Eee PC family with its 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 LCD, a dual-core Atom N550 processor, 1GB of R...

October 22nd 2010 at 8:12am 0 Comments
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It's baaack. Okay, to be fair Dell's XPS brand never really went away -- there's been the Studio XPS and Adamo XPS -- but as of today, the company's refocusing its efforts and bringing back the tried and true multimedia laptop brand. Just like we'd heard, the new 14-,15.6-, and 17-inch machines wil...

October 21st 2010 at 1:00am 0 Comments