Thin and light gaming laptops are no longer a novelty, as practically every PC maker offers their own take on the category. Some of them don’t always stand-out from the crowd, however, and can push the envelope on thermals in ever-tighter chassis designs. That is most definitely not the case with Dell’s Alienware m15 R3 though, unless you want to compare it to last year’s Alienware m15 R2. At a passing glance, this year’s refresh looks just like last year’s model. That is not a bad thing, as the new m15 R3 is a head-turning laptop with some notable improvements to this newest iteration, including a revamped cooling solution.
Quite frankly, we are just fine with the overall physical design staying the same for another round. Dell had already given the m15 a complete facelift last year, ditching the gray digs and outdated aesthetic of the original model and dressing
Cooling is tricky business for laptops in general, and especially thinner and lighter designs with this kind of horsepower under the hood. To keep temps in check, Dell employed its “Cryo-Tech” cooling technology, which consists in part of “creative thermal module designs” as the company puts it. The Alienware m15 R3 also uses a new CPU vapor chamber cooling system on configurations that feature a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or higher GPU.
For this latest iteration, Dell-Alienware made a few upgrades to the cooling scheme in general. There are 25 percent more fan blades over last year’s model, resulting in a 10 percent CFM (cubic feet per minute) jump in overall airflow. Dell also says it added 39 percent more weight in copper to the heat sink itself, to help dissipate more heat.
Gaming laptops are not necessarily expected to be quiet machines, given their comparatively intense workloads (3D graphics).
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone is now officially available, and today you can get it with a $100 discount. This phone carries with it many of the same features present on Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, but it’s priced considerably lower at just $699.99, and it drops to just $599.99 during the current sale.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB Smartphone ($599.99)
Almost all the features of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone and a lower price to boot: What’s not to love? The Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives it performance identical to the Galaxy Note 20. A few features have been scaled back and the S20 FE has slightly worse cameras, a lower resolution screen, and less RAM. But it remains a relatively high-performance phone with lots of
As we approach the holiday buying season, many of the world’s leading PC vendors are announcing their latest PCs based on Intel’s newest 11th Gen Core processors. I covered Intel’s latest 11th Gen Tigerlake processors and Evo platform and the benefits they bring to the market, including the new Evo experience program. With HP’s latest premium line of notebooks, the company is leveraging the latest in Intel technology with HP’s latest engineering innovations. These new Envy and Spectre notebooks reflect HP’s continued design language while also adding new capabilities thanks to Intel’s 11th Gen Tigerlake processors.
Spectre x360 14 – Productivity Pro
First and most prominently is the new Spectre x360 14, which is a 14” (13.5”) convertible notebook with a 360 hinge. This latest 14” version of the Spectre x360 features a unique 3:2 aspect ratio, which HP has not offered in the
HP has just announced several new laptops, including the Spectre x360 14 convertible, which brings some notable improvements compared to its already-impressive 13-inch predecessor: a 3:2 aspect ratio display, a 16 percent larger touchpad, quad speakers, and a Thunderbolt 4 port located in one of its diamond-shaped corners so you can plug in your all-in-one cable for charging, data, external monitors and peripherals even if the back or sides of the machine are blocked.
The three-pound HP Spectre x360 14 is equipped with Intel’s latest 11th Gen “Tiger Lake” processors, specifically up to a quad-core 28W Intel Core i7-1165G7 with Intel’s Xe integrated graphics onboard; just one step below the chip that impressed us in a recent Tiger Lake test. HP says the new laptop should be up to 34 percent faster than last year’s Spectre x360 13 model.
Microsoft on Thursday announced a new affordable laptop, the Surface Laptop Go, which starts at $549. It’s a compelling option for people at home right now who need a new computer and don’t want to spend a lot of money.
This is Microsoft’s attempt to get new products out to consumers before the busy holiday shopping season — it also announced a tiny update to the Surface Pro X tablet from last year. Oddly, unlike in most recent years, Microsoft didn’t announce a whole bunch of new products.
There’s still no news on its regular Surface Pro tablet/laptop hybrid, for example, and it didn’t update its Surface Studio 2 desktop computer or provide an update on its delayed Surface Neo device.
But the Surface Go seems neat. It’s the smallest full-sized laptop Microsoft has launched, with a 12.4-inch display compared to the 13.5-inch screens it
Earlier this month, we caught wind that Microsoft was preparing a new, smaller Surface Laptop for later this year, reportedly with a 12.5-inch display. And now, two typically reliable sources are suggesting Microsoft will announce it tomorrow, October 1st.
It’s called the Surface Laptop Go, according to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt, who spotted one listing with Windows 10 Pro that cost as little as €649 (roughly $750 USD), which sounds a good bit less expensive than the Surface Laptop 3’s starting price of $999. Quandt speculates that versions with Windows 10 Home might be priced even lower.
It wouldn’t be the first Surface event in early October
WalkingCat, often reliable with Microsoft rumors, tweeted in mid-September that the company might host on either September 30th or October 1st to announce Surface devices, and Quandt says that tomorrow
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone is set to officially launch on October 2. This phone carries with it many of the same features present on Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, but it’s priced considerably lower at just $699.99. Pre-order now, and you can get it with a $100 discount.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB Smartphone ($599.99)
Almost all the features of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone and a lower price to boot: What’s not to love? The Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives it performance identical to the Galaxy Note 20. A few features have been scaled back and the S20 FE has slightly worse cameras, a lower resolution screen, and less RAM. But it remains a relatively high-performance phone with lots of positive aspects. Best of all,
A breeding ground for bacteria, at the best of times, are our smartphones, tablets and laptops. It needs to be cleaned more than ever to help limit the spread of the COVID-19. As such, here are a few simple and quick tips on how to do it. Along with washing your hands several times a day, regular cleaning of your smartphone and, as a general rule, all of your electronic devices are also essential to ensure that you are protected against the COVID-19. This is in fact quite simple since all you need is a moist cloth. A second cloth is also handy to wipe the devices dry. Note: When cleaning a smartphone, be sure to take care of the whole device, not just the screen. The first step is to remove the protective