Friday March 7, 2014
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HP announced some time ago that it would be integrating Leap Motion's technology into a number of their computer systems. The ENVY lineup of laptops was the first of their mobile computers to feature the new motion controls. The feature is typically found only on their most expensive models and adds roughly $100 to the cost of the system. Does the newly integrated touch controls really enhance their performance oriented laptop? Find out in my review of the HP ENVY 17t-j100 Leap Motion 17-inch laptop.
Thursday March 6, 2014
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Origin PC is a systems integrator that puts together customizable gaming PCs. The EON17-S has been their flagship gaming laptop for a number of years and it was updated last year to include the latest Intel processors and NVIDIA graphics. Now their laptops use a standard chassis that has be customized with specific internal components and exterior embellishments. Depending upon the configuration, this can make it quite expensive if you are looking for top of the line performance. But what about their entry level configuration? Is this sufficient for a solid PC gaming experience? Find out in my review of the Origin PC EON17-S gaming laptop.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
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Digital Storm is a name that is known for building high quality, customized gaming systems. The Krypton is one of their recent releases that offers a bit of a style upgrade over many other laptops but also offers a high level of performance. Now most sites tend to look at the fully decked out versions that cost upwards of $4000, but most people probably don't want to spend even half that amount for their PC these days. As a result, I decided to take a look at the entry level which they call the Level 1 or Good configuration. Is this good enough for a 17-inch gaming system or does it really require a fair amount of expensive upgrades? Find out in my review of the Digital Storm Krypton gaming laptop.
Tuesday March 4, 2014
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The low cost video card market is seeing a huge resurgence thanks to a number of recent graphics processors released from AMD and NVIDIA. In particular, the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 series cards bring gaming performance to those that previously were unable to get performance graphics for their brand name desktop PCs that lacked the required high wattage power supplies. So, if you have any desktop PC with a PCI-Express graphics card slot and want to play games up to 1920x1080 resolutions, be sure to check out my updated list of graphics cards available for under $250.