Laptops

Computex 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipsets Will Soon Power Windows 10 PCs

A new challenger to Intel and AMD has just arrived At Taiwan’s Computex 2017, Qualcomm announced that Snapdragon 835-powered Windows 10 computers are in the production pipeline. The SoC manufacturing titan also confirmed the first OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) that will be utilizing the SD 835 Mobile PC platform will be ASUS, HP, and Lenovo. Aside from these details, Qualcomm …

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Quick Review: The Razer Blade Pro Killer

We go hands-on with the ROG Zephyrus! The gold standard for thin and portable gaming notebooks, Razer’s Blade, is dead. Holding the bloody knife is ASUS’ Republic of Gamers Zephyrus gaming notebook, the newly announced, thin and light ultraportable unveiled in Taipei last night. It’s the recepient of new tech from NVIDIA as well as clever engineering – the result …

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ASUS ZenBook Pro UX550 Quick Review: Beauty Is A Beast

We go hands-on with the new ASUS ZenBook Pro 550! ASUS refreshed their top-end ZenBook Pro at their Edge Of Beyond event yesterday along with ultra thin ZenBook Flip S and affordable VivoBook S. The ZenBook Pro hasn’t seen a full refresh since its introduction 2 years ago – sure it received a slight specs bump, but today the notebook …

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ASUS ZenBook Flip S Quick Review: The Thinnest And Lightest 2-in-1 Around

We go hands-on with the ZenBook Flip S! Aside from that deliciously affordable VivoBook S, ASUS also announced their flagship notebook yesterday, the ZenBook Flip S. It’s currently being billed by ASUS as the thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 in existence, and after spending quite a bit of time with it, we’re inclined to believe them. The ZenBook Flip S is …

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ASUS VivoBook S Quick Review: Affordable Done Right

We go hands-on with the VivoBook S! ASUS announced a bevy of high-end notebooks today at Taiwan, but while the metal-clad ZenBooks caught the eye of many, it’s the company’s VivoBook S that really piqued our interest. While it doesn’t push the boundaries of design or even performance, it’s price point is certainly something we haven’t seen before. Starting out …

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Computex 2017: ASUS Unveils the Vivobook Pro

A Step Up from the Vivobook S While the ASUS VivoBook S got most of the ooh and ahhs from everyone in attendance during their event in Taiwan, due to a good mix between specs and its price, there were more than enough options given by ASUS to cover a broad spectrum of users. Enter the ASUS VivoBook Pro; a notebook, …

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Computex 2017: The ASUS Zenbook Pro Rocks a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti

Need something with a bit more oomph? If you need something a little more power, but don’t want to lug around a notebook from ASUS’ Republic of Gamers series of gaming notebooks then this laptop introduced during their event in Taipei, Taiwan could be up your alley. Meet the New ASUS Zenbook Pro. Like the other notebooks bearing the Zenbook name, it …

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Acer Spin 1: The 2-in-1 for Creatives

Doesn’t come with an Acer Active Stylus though Taiwan’s Computex is only a few days away, but Acer’s already in full press release mode with the announcement of the Acer Spin 1, a small 2-in-1 hybrid laptop designed for creative, on-the-go users. Acer Spin 1 Intel Pentium/Celeron processor Intel HD Graphics 505 GPU 4GB RAM 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display, …

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ACER Announces Nitro 5 Budget Gaming Notebook

It’ll come in several different budget flavors COMPUTEX isn’t slated to start until Tuesday next week, but Taiwanese company Acer has started the ball rolling by announcing their new budget notebook lineup. Dubbed the Nitro 5, it’ll compliment their recently announced premium Predator gaming lineup nicely, offering budget gamers a cheaper alternative. The Nitro 5 will come in either Intel …

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The MateBook X: Huawei’s Answer to the MacBook

Part of the answer is to look like a MacBook too. Seems like everyone’s making their own versions of “MacBook-killer” ultrabooks nowadays. Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop, ready to compete for the highly vied market space. Today, we’ve got Chinese electronics titan Huawei throwing their hat into the ring with their MateBook X, a MacBook-looking laptop sporting …

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ASUS PRO P5430UF Review: A Notebook That’s Built Like A Brick

We review the ASUS PRO P5430UF! While Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has plenty of high-profile consumer and gaming notebooks to choose from, not a lot of people know that the company also creates solid notebooks for serious professionals. The company’s PRO line of enterprise notebooks are slowly and steadily gaining steam in the Philippines, and ASUS is looking to steal customers …

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MSI GE62 VR Camo Squad Unboxing, Quick Review: Weapon Of Choice?

Does the new notebook offer something more than a fancy skin? MSI is a formidable name when it comes to PC gaming. Aside from producing gaming components the company also builds and sells value-for-money gaming notebooks, competing with domestic rivals ASUS and now Acer (with their Predator gaming line) for precious customers. Today we’ll be unboxing their limited edition MSI …

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ASUS Republic Of Gamers GX800 Review: Even Crazier Than The Last one

We review the ROG GX800! Insanely-specc’d notebooks with even crazier prices is fast becoming the norm nowadays. When ASUS released their twin-GPU packing, liquid-cooled ROG GX700 last year, we honestly thought it would be a one-off product, released to show off the company’s technical prowess to the public and their competitors. But here we are in 2017 with its follow-up, the …

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Unbox PH Recap: Laptop and Peripheral Reviews for April 2017

From Gaming Notebooks to Video Cards Now that we’ve covered the smartphones we’ve reviewed for the month of April, let’s take a look at the notebooks and peripherals that found its way to Unbox HQ! ASUS ROG GX800 Quick Review: ASUS’ Craziest Notebook Yet Last year, ASUS let us take the first ever water-cooled gaming notebook for a spin, the …

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop: A New MacBook Challenger

Back to basics – a traditional, non-hybrid laptop Leaked last night and announced officially today, the Microsoft Surface Laptop is the tech titan’s (newest) answer to Apple’s venerable MacBook line-up. This slick laptop, unsurprisingly themed in Microsoft’s “Surface” design aesthetic, is also the company’s flagship device for Windows 10 S, a new operating system similar to Google’s Chrome OS which is …

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