Category: Laptops & Notebooks

Honor MagicBook 14 & 15 announced with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U. 16-inch MagicBook Pro with Ryzen 5 4600H

Honor is going all-in with AMD and their latest updated laptops at IFA 2020. Honor MagicBook 14 & 15 – Same as the current models but with upgraded Honor MagicBook 14 & 15 They have updated the two existing MagicBook 14 & 15 models from the AMD Ryzen 3500U to the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U. In my press release, they make no mention of another CPU options, whereas the previous generation had the choice of the Ryzen 3500U or 3700U. The display and overall physical dimensions all remain identical to the Honor MagicBook 14 & 15 It looks like...

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Acer Spin 7 first laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Windows on Arm Notebook Launched with 24 Hour Battery Life

Qualcomm Snapdragon / Arm powered Windows laptops have been around for a few years now, but struggled to gain much traction. The first few iterations were bogged down with performance and compatibility problems. I reviewed the HP Envy X2 a couple of years ago, and while it was good, there were a lot of problems. I still use it now, and it has improved over the years, with Windows receiving regular updates making the laptop more usable. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 vs Gen 1 vs Intel Qualcomm has continued to develop their laptop orientated Arm chipsets and the...

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Nvidia GeForce MX450 vs MX350 vs MX250 – Nvidia’s latest ultraportable friendly GPU features PCIe 4.0 & GDDR6 Memory

Recently Nvidia announced their new low power mobile GPU, the GeForce MX450. Its predecessor, the MX350 was only released in February 2020, with the MX250 being released in February 2019. Nvidia hasn't released that much information about the GPU and a lot of companies have only just started using the GeForce MX350, with many others such as the Huawei Matebook 13 still using the MX250. Nvidia GeForce MX450 Specification Nvidia hasn't been particularly forthcoming with the GeForce MX450 specification, but there are a few notable upgrades that could indicate some significant performance gains to be had over the MX350....

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Acer Chromebook 714 Review – A solid choice for a student laptop – Be aware of US & UK differences

I don't often cover Chromebooks, the last time being the Dell Chromebook 11, which I had forgotten about until writing this. I have become a bit of a convert since using this, with it being well made, quick to load and login, a superb battery and plenty of performance to handle all the apps I run. Specification Processor- Intel Core i3-8130U ProcessorRAM- 8 GB DDR4Storage- 128 GB eMMCDisplay-  14-inch 1920 x 1080pUSB – USB Type-C x 2, USB 3.1 x 2Battery life- Up to 12 hoursDimensions- 18 x 323 x 239 mm (H x W x D)Weight- 1.5 kg...

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Huawei Matebook 13 (2020) Review with i7-10510U & MX250 – Better than the Dell XPS 13?

Recently, Huawei updated its range of laptops with the current Intel 10th Generation CPUs and newer Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU, they also expanded the Matebook 13 with new affordable options powered by the AMD Ryzen5 3500U CPU. The model I have been sent to review sits at the top of the pack costing £1199.99 RRP and includes the Intel i7-10510U, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. Sale HUAWEI MateBook 13 2020 - Ultra Laptop with 2K FullView Multi-touch Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Windows 10 Home, Space Grey £1,099.00...

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Acer Predator Triton 300 Review – An affordable RTX 2070 gaming laptop – PT315-52

I have previously reviewed the Acer Predator Triton 500 and Triton 900 last year. Acer has now loaned me the attractively priced Acer Predator Triton 300 which has recently been updated with the latest i7-10750H and features the RTX 2070 MaxQ. It is about the cheapest laptop you can find with this specification, but have there been any sacrifices made to achieve this price point? Features & Specification Display – 15.6″ IPS Full HD 1920 x 1080p 144 Hz displayCPU – Intel® Core i7-10750H 6-core 2.6 GHz / 5 GHzRAM – 16 GB DDR4 (2133 MHz)GPU – NVIDIA GeForce...

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Acer Swift 5 2020 update – Less than 1 Kg with discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU for under £1k

The Acer Swift 5 has been one of the lightest laptops on the market for the past few years, and I think it is one of the best alternatives to the extremely popular Dell XPS 13. Today, Acer has updated the laptop to be even better than ever with the inclusion of the latest discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU and Intel CPUs. The Acer Swift 5 is an ultrathin-and-light notebook that sits right at the intersection of style, power and portability. Its 14.95 mm (0.59 in) chassis is made from high-grade magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium. The press release doesn't state...

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Huawei MateBook 13 now available with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U for £699 – How does it compare vs £899 i5-10210U model

Today, Huawei has introduced a new model to their MateBook 13 series. Previously the two available options used the lates 10th Gen Intel chips with the options being i5-10210U or the i7-10510U. The new model comes at a much lower price point while offering similar CPU performance, but falls a little behind for gaming and editing due to the Intel models having a discrete GPU. With the much more attractive pricing, this looks like a great ultrabook. Huawei MateBook 13 AMD 2020 Specification ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3500UMemory8GBStorage256 or 512 GB PCIe SSDDisplayScreen Size: 13 inchesScreen Type: IPSResolution: 2160 x...

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How to Repair/Restore Windows 10 On Your Laptop?

Facing problems with your Windows 10 on laptop? Does it crash too often or just won’t load at all? Whatever the case, you are in need of some expert help. But what if you could fix the issue all on your own? Yes, that’s very much possible and here are a couple of options that you may want to try out before spending on repairs. Repair Windows 10 Using Windows Startup Repair For situations when Windows 10 does not boot up and you’re not able to reach the login screen and the desktop, it’s time that you run the...

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Gigabyte refreshed Aero & Aorus range with up to Intel Core i9-10980HK & Geforce RTX 2080 Super

Gigabyte will be one of the first companies to introduce the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series Super GPUs on their popular line of Aorus gaming and Aero creator laptops. For the Aorus side of things, the brand teamed up with world renowned G2 Esports to launch brand new gaming notebooks tailored to match the requirements of pro gamers, including features like mechanical keyboards, a 240Hz refresh rate display and enhanced cooling technology, redefining the requirements of a professional gaming notebook. Gigabyte Aorus vs Aero You may ask yourself what is the difference between a gaming laptop and creator laptop?...

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Honor MagicBook 14 & 15 vs Huawei MateBook D 14 & 15 Compared – Is the MagicBook any different?

We all know that Honor is the affordable sub-brand of Huawei, the Honor V30 Pro is a superb alternative to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro for example. Sometimes they both release identical phones though, with the Huawei Nova 5T and Honor 20 being the notable recent example. With the recent launch of the affordable Huawei MateBook D series which comes in 14 and 15-inch models, how similar are they to the just-announced Honor MagicBook 14 & 15.6? Sale 92 Reviews HONOR MagicBook 14 - 14 Inch Laptop w/ FullView 1080P Screen, All-Day Battery, 65 W Fast Charger, Fingerprint Login...

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Affordable Laptops & Desktop Buying Guide for Working at Home During the Covid Pandemic

With many people facing the prospect of working from home in the coming weeks, a lot of us will be trying to put together a home office. Larger companies will no doubt provide the hardware, but small business owners will be facing some unwanted and very much unneeded costs at this time. Peripherals I will preface my laptop and desktop recommendations by recommending buying a keyboard and mouse. Assuming you can find a desk to set up a working environment, a keyboard and mouse will make working from a laptop considerably easier. Almost any will do, such as the...

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