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Laptop Gaming Just Got Overclocked With Nvidia's Desktop-Grade GTX 980 GPUs

This time last year Nvidia’s 980M introduced improved energy efficiency for mobile gamers, and now the company is touting a 30 per cent performance boost from putting a proper GeForce GTX 980 GPU into a notebook. The new chip effectively takes a desktop GTX 980 and shrinks it into a gaming laptop, giving it a huge power boost that optimises it for VR and makes overclocking possible. Yesterday, we got a sneak peek at some of the upcoming machines headed to Australia –- including the crazy liquid-cooled Asus GX700 first spied at IFA.

Gaming PCs Are Getting Smaller, And That's Awesome

PC motherboards are getting more and more powerful and supporting faster CPUs and RAM, gaming-grade graphics cards are getting smaller and more energy efficient, next-gen storage is getting smaller and faster. If you like building gaming PCs, and you like putting them in the middle of your living room and playing games on your big-screen TV, you are witnessing the start of a golden age.

Review: The Delightfully Crazy MSI GT80 Titan Laptop

I’m typing this on a laptop with a real keyboard. Real, as in without the compromise in size, tactility or function that you’ve come to expect in laptops. I don’t really know how to express how strange that is.

MSI Gaming Laptop With A Mechanical Keyboard Is So Gleefully Insane

Convertibles? Whatever. Ultrabooks? Idgaf. A damn huge laptop with a mechanical keyboard built right in? Now we’re getting somewhere.

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro: Australian Review

Gaming laptops are a peculiar niche in the notebook world. They try to achieve an incredibly difficult goal — achieving plenty of power to run high-end PC games, while shoehorning all those powerful and heat-producing components into a vaguely portable chassis. The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro takes the same all-out approach as the existing GT70, but has brand new top-of-the-line PC hardware inside. It has all the outright grunt of a high-end desktop gaming PC, but is also mobile — just.

This Laptop Can Voltron With Its Dock For An Extra Graphics Boost

If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you’re in a tough spot. Generally, you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI’s new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a power-tower at home.

Thin And Powerful Gaming Laptops Are Big At Computex 2014

The gaming laptop has always been a bit of a misnomer. Usually you’d end up with a 17-inch desktop replacement that weighed the size of a small moon with a power brick to match, and spent its life sitting on your desk. Laptop vendors at this year’s Computex conference want to make your gaming experience a little more portable this year. Here’s the best from the show floor.

MSI GT70 Dominator Pro Notebook: Australian Review

In recent years, notebook PCs have become much smaller, slimmer and more energy-efficient. Intel’s strong Ultrabook push means that big, chunky, powerful laptops are mostly a relic of the past; they’re dinosaurs from a forgotten era. MSI’s GT70 is one of those dinosaurs — it’s big, it’s heavy, and it’s just about the most powerful notebook I’ve ever used.

10 Big Gaming Laptops That Get Stuff Done

So your parents, boss or school have said they’ll help you pay for a new laptop to kick off the year. Lucky you! If you’re a PC gamer, these powerful desktop replacements — many with vibrant 17-inch HD screens — will not only keep you on task, but also let you get your Steam on. Take a look…

2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014.

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