Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Laptop Cooler
Nov22

Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Laptop Cooler

If you use a laptop as your only games machine (as I now do) you’ll already know how difficult it is to keep the CPU and graphics card cool inside a cramped case. Finding a decent laptop cooler is an essential if you want to keep your machine stable. I invested in a Canyon laptop cooler a few months ago, which has proven to be reasonably effective, but I recently discovered the Cooler Master SF-19 (thanks for the tip, Johnny!)...

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Looking For A 17-Inch Laptop Cooler?
Feb21

Looking For A 17-Inch Laptop Cooler?

Having just invested a in a new Dell Studio 17 laptop I thought it might be a good idea to look after it. One of the biggest long-term problems with laptops is the build up of internal heat  and with the Studio 17 using an ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card this was a big concern. So I decided I needed a 17-inch laptop cooler, but picking one wasn’t easy! For a start it’s hard finding a laptop stand that will actually fit a...

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Nvidia Optimus Offers (Battery) Life For Mobile Gamers

The following video is a showcase of the new Nvidia Optimus graphics technology. Running on an ASUS N61Jv notebook, the Optimus graphics card offers laptop gamers the chance of being able to unplug their laptop without wiping out the battery in half an hour. I’ve just made the switch to a laptop as my main machine as the pressures of a growing family forced me to give up my trusty desktop PC (boo hoo!). While my new Dell Studio...

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Alienware M11X Mobile Gaming Laptop
Jan12

Alienware M11X Mobile Gaming Laptop

With a growing number of PC gamers using laptops (myself included now) there is a growing market for satisfying the needs of ‘mobile gamers’. The trouble is that gaming laptops tend to be big, chunky things that really push the definition of ‘portable’ but the new Alienware M11x looks set to change this. The M11x is a small and (relatively) light laptop that packs a powerful punch. The 11.6-inch screen is...

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Alienware M15x Laptop
Sep27

Alienware M15x Laptop

I hate Alienware – every time they release a new laptop I feel an urgent need to upgrade my trusty old Dell. Damn them and their devilishly tempting designs. Now they’ve done it again with the Alienware M15x, an even more tempting proposition because it doesn’t cost as much as the wonderful M17x. Powered by one of Intel’s latest Core i7 CPUs and an (optional) Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M graphics card, the M15x will...

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Alienware M17x On Video

PCMag have taken a quick look at the powerhouse gaming laptop that is the Alienware M17x. Powered by a quad-core Intel CPU and three graphics cards (two GeForce cards in SLI and a third low-power card for saving battery power) the M17x is a beast of a machine that looks...

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