Huawei MateBook D 15 2021 launches in the UK priced at £749.99 equipped with Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Wi-Fi 6E

Huawei’s latest laptop, the Huawei MateBook D 15, has gone on sale in the UK priced at £749.99. This is the largest laptop Huawei do, sitting in the middle of the Matebook 13 and MateBook X Pro in terms of pricing. There are only a small number of changes vs the MateBook D 15 2020 … Read more

Acer ConceptD SpatialLabs brings stereoscopic 3D display & eye tracking with real-time rendering to laptops

Acer launched the ConceptD product portfolio back in 2019, offering a premium alternative to gaming focussed hardware for content creators. You get a similar sort of specification as you would find on the Predator range of laptops and monitors but with a premium all-white design with factory calibrated screens that are Pantone validated, guaranteeing colour … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Review – Is it a better buy than the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14?

This year, Acer has padded out the Triton range with a new Triton 300 SE. This new Special Edition gaming laptop is Acer dipper their toes into the sub-15″ category which has far fewer options than the saturated 15″ market. Currently, there are just two competing options, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, which would be … Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 now available for £1,599.99 – 14” 1.3kg ultraportable with Intel i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe, 16GB RAM & 1TB SSD

I have been a big fan of the Huawei laptops, both the Intel-based Matebook 13 and AMD based Matebook 14 are superb and offer excellent value for money. The one laptop I haven’t tried is the flagship Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is the first Huawei laptop to get a 2021 refresh and as you … Read more

Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor For Laptops Review – Make your laptop dual or triple display

With the prospect of being able to travel again this year I have been contemplating on how to improve my mobile working experience. Whenever I go on holiday or press events, I always set up a small workstation allowing me to get a couple of hours of work done each day (the cost of being self-employed). In recent years this has expanded from just a laptop to include both a proper keyboard and mouse, which massively improves my productivity. However, working from a single monitor is not ideal for me; when writing, I almost always have side by side content so I can research and reference things.

A portable monitor is a perfect solution for this. I recently reviewed the Acer PM1, which was flawed but still good, largely thanks to its great price. However, the Mobile Pixels Trio offers a slightly alternative solution that will be particularily appealing to people that work on the move.

Rather than having a completely sperate monitor, this monitor attaches to the back of your existing laptop, sliding out as and when needed. It gives you a much more convenient set up when working in tight spaces.

The Mobile Pixels Trio name is slightly misleading initially; the monitor you buy is a single monitor, but it is designed to allow two to be attached to your laptop to create that triple monitor setup.

Specification

Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor for Laptops, 12.5'' Full...
  • ★Extend Your Vision by Ultra Wide Screen...
  • ★Plug and Play, One Cable Setup,Backward...
  • ★One Trio Max Display on Multiple...
  • ★Optimized Design for Home Office and Work...
  • Display Size: 12.5″ (Max model is 14″)
  • Resolution:  1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hertz
  • Power: 4.5W
  • Brightness: 300 nit
  • USB: 2x USB-C (one for power if the source device can't provide it)

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Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 announced with Intel i7-1165G7 & Iris Xe graphics for £1599.99

Huawei may be suffering a bit with their phones lacking Google, but they are easily one of the best laptop brands around at the moment for any non-gaming laptop. Today they have announced the latest Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021, which is a 13.9 inches ultra-portable, weighing in at just 1.33 kg. As usual for … Read more

Gigabyte AORUS 15G YC RTX 3080 Gaming Laptop Review – The best solution for PC gaming in 2021 (or until the GPU market improves)

The Gigabyte AORUS 15″ is the gaming focussed range from the laptop brand, offering an FHD 240Hz display with a variety of GPU and Intel CPU options.

With the launch of the RTX 3000 series GPUs, there are options ranging from £1600 with the RTX 3060 up to £2700 for the 17-inch model of the laptop I am reviewing today, with a GeForce RTX 3080.

Gaming laptops have never offered the best value for money for PC gamers. However, at the time of writing this review, the only consumer desktop GPUs available to buy on Scan are the GeForce GT 1030, GT 730,  GT 710, GT210, none of which are much use for gaming.

So anyone looking for new hardware to game on right at this minute has no option but to buy a laptop (or get screwed by scalpers on eBay).

Specification

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max Q
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core i7-10870H
  • 15.6″ 1920×1080  Full HD 240Hz Wide Viewing Angle IPS-level Display with NTSC 72%
  • 64GB (2x32GB) RAM
  • 1TB NVMe + 1 spare M.2 PCIE slot.
  • 3mm Ultra-thin Bezel Design
  • Up to 8 Hours of Battery Life
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C
  • HDMI 2.0, Mini Display Port, Gigabit RJ45, SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Reader

GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q vs RTX 3080

Nvidia and the brands using the GPUs are a little sneaky with the RTX 3080 GPU term. A laptop GPU is generally not the same as a desktop GPU; while it uses the same technology, the GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q you find in this laptop has a boost clock of 1245 MHz with a  maximum graphics power of 105W.

The full-fat desktop RTX 3080 variety has a base clock of 1440MHz, boosting to 1740MHz with a TDP of 320W.

While this may be obvious to keen PC gamers/PC enthusiasts, it is probably less so to someone just getting into gaming or a parent buying a child a laptop.

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Huawei MateBook 14 2020 Review – An AMD Ryzen 5 4600H laptop offering superb all-round performance

The Huawei MateBook 14 2020 has been out for a few months now featuring (at the time) the new AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile chipset. While the newer Ryzen 5000 series has been announced, few, if any lightweight laptops feature these yet. It is unique in its specification, offering the Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen … Read more

The Chuwi HeroLook Pro+ with a 3K screen is officially available for $269

The HeroLook Pro+, the latest iteration of the company’s affordable notebook series. It has attracted the expectations of many users and consumers with a 3K screen resolution. Now the HeroLook Pro+ will be officially available for sale. The HeroBook Pro+ features a Samsung 13.3-inch screen with a retinal resolution of 3200 * 1800. It is … Read more

Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & GeForce GTX 1650 Announced for £699 [A715-42G] – ASPIRE 5 with Ryzen 7 5700U for £749.99

Today, at CES 2021, Acer has announced the Acer Aspire 7 and Acer Aspire 5 which will be some of the first laptops to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. More are due to be launched later tonight. Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU Acer … Read more

Acer Nitro 5 upgraded with AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 options with QHD 165 Hz or FHD 360 Hz displays – Coy about RTX 3080 price

Following the Nvidia and AMD announcements, AMD has also announced their latest gaming laptops to feature the new hardware. The catch with this press release is that AMD has stated the top options that are available for the laptops but then provided the prices for the bottom options. Obviously, not wanting to give us sticker … Read more

14” Acer Predator Triton 300 SE with Intel Core i7-11370H & Nividia GeForce RTX 3060 announced for £1399

Today, Acer introduced a new laptop in their line up, the new portable but powerful Predator Triton 300 SE. This should be the perfect solution for anyone that needs to be mobile but still want the power to play modern games or do GPU intensive work such as video and photo editing.   I managed … Read more

CES 2021: Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Launched with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C / Ryzen 5 3500C (CP514-1H & CP514-HH)

The second CES 2021 announcement from Acer is the two new Acer Chromebook Spin 514, they are identical, just one is designed for enterprise use and features Chrome Enterprise security features with Zero-touch enrolment. AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors with Radeon graphics The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to utilize the latest … Read more

Razer Blade Stealth 13″ Review – A 13″ 1.5kg portable powerhouse capable of playing Cyberpunk 2077 [Intel i7-1065G7 & Nvidia GTX 1650Ti]

The Razer Blade Stealth 13″ wasn’t traditionally a gaming laptop, going back to the 2018 model it featured the Nvidia GeForce MX150, while capable of some gaming it would struggle with any AAA games. However, last year Razer introduced the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 giving it much more gaming chops. The 2020 models then upgraded … Read more

Best gaming laptops that can play Cyberpunk 2077 at recommended or high settings

Cyberpunk 2077 is the most hyped game in years and has become the fastest-selling game even with 8m pre-orders across all platforms. However, it has also been plagued with performance issues, in particular on last-gen consoles. The situation is so bad, apparently Sony a offering refunds to unhappy gamers on the PS4. PC gamers can … Read more

Ultra-thin laptop Chuwi LarkBook exposures, your mobile office platform

A super light audio book, Chuwi LarkBook is going to be online on 15/12. In the part of ID design, LarkBook makes it almost perfect. 13.3-inch light and small body weights only 1kg. Size is similar to A4 paper. And featured an Intel N4120 low-power processor, 8GB+256GB memory storage, full-function Type-C interface also adds a … Read more