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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.


EB Games' Mad Monday Sales Are, Well, Mad

Looking for an easy Christmas present for the gamer in your life? Today’s the day to pick something up — EB Games is having a massive Mad Monday sale. Deals change every half hour, too, so check back here for all the details.


LG 34UC97 Curved LED Monitor: Australian Review

1080p is so yesterday. More and more, 1440p and higher-resolution monitors are starting to become the norm, especially at larger screen sizes. There’s no doubt that 4K is the future, but it requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates.

At the moment, somewhere in between 4K and 1440p seems to be the sweet spot. And we all like widescreen — the wider the better. Most movies and TV shows are in the 16:9 ratio, but on a computer there are plenty of situations where you might want that extra real estate. Oh, and curved screens are in vogue at the moment too. LG’s curved, 3440×1440 pixel, 21:9 ratio LED monitor is an eye-watering $1799, but goddamn is it good.


16 Fun Projects For Your New Raspberry Pi

The new Raspberry Pi is smaller, cheaper and more energy efficient — not a bad way to update a best-selling device. Whether you’ve taken the plunge on one of the new units or you want to put the original model to good use, we’ve collected together some of the most fun Pi-based projects on the planet for you to have a crack at.


ChooseMyPC Picks The Perfect Machine For Any Budget

Need a new PC? If you build it yourself, you’ll save money and get a more powerful system at the same time — as long you know how to put it all together, of course. If you do, but don’t know exactly which parts to buy, ChooseMyPC has you covered.


Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, there are a few pieces of useful info that it bears knowing before you head to the shops. Do your research, and make a few key decisions before you buy, and you’ll be a lot happier in the long run. Here are the most important things to learn about before buying a new laptop or convertible tablet.


Asus' Transformer Book Flip Is Out Now In Australia

The Asus Transformer Book Flip, one of the more-interesting-but-still-conventionally-attractive laptops announced at Computex in Taiwan this year, is finally out in Australia. Thankfully, Asus has expanded the lineup from the original two 15.6-inch variants it confirmed for local stores, with a variety of 13- and 15-inch laptops at different specs and price points already on sale.


Toshiba Is Getting Out Of The Consumer PC Racket In Some Regions

Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business. Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing’s getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it’s shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favour of beefing up business offerings.


LG Wants To Sell You A $1799 Curved PC Monitor

Want a new monitor for your PC? Got a spare $1800? How convenient. LG’s new 34-inch 34UC97 is a Quad HD, LED backlit, curved LCD monitor aimed at serious gamers, anyone who wants a PC screen that can double as a gorgeous movie-watching display, and the usual market of cashed-up stockbrokers.


Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: The Best Ultrabooks Under $750 And $1500

Ultrabooks are thin and light laptops, focused on portability while still remaining productive and keeping a traditional keyboard and touchpad handy for when you need to do some serious work. There are quite a few out there on store shelves, though, and picking the right one can be a bit of a difficult ask. If you can stick to a specific price point, you’ll have far better luck and an easier time.