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  • ROG Zephyrus range explained at PAX AUS 23

    ROG Zephyrus range explained at PAX AUS 23

    The final part of our tour of Asus’ ROG stand at PAX AUS 2023 involved being talked through the ROG Zephyrus range of work-and-gaming laptops. The speaker is Brad Howe, Asus’ Head of Consumer. He previously walked us through the Ally, Strix and TUF ranges that were on display at PAX. We’ve reviewed plenty of…


  • Asus’ ROG TUF gaming laptop range explained at PAX AUS

    Asus’ ROG TUF gaming laptop range explained at PAX AUS

    Asus’ Brad Howe, once again explained a range of ROG gaming laptops at PAX AUS 2023. After having covered the ROG Ally and the ROG Strix ranges, he moved on to the mainstream, entry-level ROG TUF range. He explained that there were many technologies lifted from the premium Strix range, present. However, the more-mainstream TUF…


  • ROG Strix gaming laptops explained at PAX AUS 2023

    ROG Strix gaming laptops explained at PAX AUS 2023

    High Performance Laptops visited PAX AUS 2023, in Melbourne. There we met up with Asus’ Head of Consumer (ANZ), Brad Howe, who walked us through the line. We’ve reviewed all of these Strix laptops, but what he had to say is a useful grounding for newcomers that are seeking to learn about Asus’ premium ROG…


  • Asus’ ROG Ally at PAX AUS 2023

    Asus’ ROG Ally at PAX AUS 2023

    Asus’ Brad Howe, Head of Consumer, ANZ for Asus, presents the ROG Ally (gaming handheld device) section of ROG’s stand at PAX AUS 2023. If you’re wondering what the bar and restraints are behind him, don’t get excited. It’s very obviously a representation of a Melbourne tram or Sydney train to help envision the ROG…


  • MSI & Allied Gaming Laptops at PAX AUS 2023

    MSI & Allied Gaming Laptops at PAX AUS 2023

    PAX AUS, the massive Australian gaming Expo, is happening in Melbourne right now. High Performance Laptops was there to find out what was happening that was laptop related. Here’s an (almost) Live Blog of what we saw.


  • What’s the best Diablo 4 laptop?

    What’s the best Diablo 4 laptop?

    MSI’s gaming laptops have been incredibly popular on our site. But, we were particularly intrigued when one seemed to show up in Diablo 4. MSI commissioned High Performance Laptops to check out the mysterious appearance of its latest Katana gaming laptop within the game and see why this, and the MSI Raider GE68 HX 13V,…


  • Why you should choose an Nvidia RTX 4050, 4060 or 4070 over an RTX 3060

    Why you should choose an Nvidia RTX 4050, 4060 or 4070 over an RTX 3060

    Nvidia’s graphics cards are packed full of features, features within features, codenames for those features within features and all kinds of other bells and whistles that quickly become opaque to the gamers they seek to impress. So, MSI has commissioned High Performance Laptops to look at some of the them and show how 40-series Nvidia…


  • Why DLSS 3 benefits gaming laptops like the MSI Katana 15

    Why DLSS 3 benefits gaming laptops like the MSI Katana 15

    MSI’s Katana gaming laptops sit in a popular sweet spot of features, design, value and power. The latest iterations feature Intel’s 12th and 13th-gen processors plus Nvidia’s 40-series GPUs. The new, 2023 range has variants spread across two sizes, 15-inches and 17-inches but, in a crowded market, what should you look out for when choosing…


  • Targus is launching 5 new HyperJuice laptop battery chargers and HyperDrive hubs

    Targus is launching 5 new HyperJuice laptop battery chargers and HyperDrive hubs

    Targus has been making tech accessories for 40 years. It’s primarily known for protective products like phone and tablet cases and laptop bags. But, a few years ago it acquired Sanho Corp with its Hyper-branded range and expanded its accessory portfolio with gadgets like USB batteries for laptops, desktop chargers plus hubs and docking stations.…


  • 7 Productivity hacks you can try when working remotely

    7 Productivity hacks you can try when working remotely

    Work-from-home opportunities allow you to earn a higher income while giving you the flexibility to explore destinations. All you need is a certain skill set, a working laptop, and speedy internet connectivity. Fulfilling this criteria is not that difficult. If you have skills, you are almost there.  Despite that, remote work has its own set…


  • Watch the MSI-Mercedes-AMG Computex announcement in full

    Watch the MSI-Mercedes-AMG Computex announcement in full

    MSI arguably delivered the most impressive launch at Computex 2023, with the company’s May 30th, Day 1, event titled, MSIology: Luxury Gaming Experience. This announced a partnership with, none other than, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport that will see Mercedes-AMG racing cars draped in MSI livery and the a brand new, Limited Edition, joint-venture high-performance laptop – the…


  • Computex 2023: MSI Booth Tour ft. Mercedes-AMG, gaming laptops & business notebooks

    Computex 2023: MSI Booth Tour ft. Mercedes-AMG, gaming laptops & business notebooks

    We’re at the Computex tech trade show in Taipei and were given a tour of the brand new and forthcoming laptops on MSI’s massive stand. We’ll be updating this feature with more detail over time, but for the sake of expediency, here are the raw, videos of each section of the tour. Update: Read our full,…


  • New MSI laptops explained: Overview for the whole 2023 range

    New MSI laptops explained: Overview for the whole 2023 range

    MSI held a large event called, ‘The Leap to Singularity’ to showcase the new MSI laptops for 2023. It included speeches from MSI’s Country Head, Jerry Lu, Intel Australia’s Sales Development Manager, Joshua Carr and (our former colleague) from Nvidia, John Gillooly. However, it started with impressive, erudite descriptions of the announcement from MSI FAE…


  • New MSI Gaming Laptops (2023) – The whole range explained

    New MSI Gaming Laptops (2023) – The whole range explained

    MSI held a launch to showcase all of its new gaming laptops for 2023. The event started off with introductions regarding the whole range of the new MSI laptops from from MSI Country Head, Jerry Lu plus Intel Australia’s Sales Development Manager, Joshua car and Nvidia’s John Gillooly. This covered Intel’s 13th-Gen processors and Nvidia’s…


  • New MSI Business laptops and Creator laptops for 2023

    New MSI Business laptops and Creator laptops for 2023

    At the recent launch of the new MSI laptops, we heard about how the new models, across the entire range, were benefiting from 13th-Gen Intel processors and 40-series Nvidia GPUs. MSI also went into more detail regarding its new Gaming laptops, Creator laptops and new MSI Business laptops. We’ll deal with the latter two in…


  • CES 2023: Lenovo launches new convertible ThinkBook with a twist

    CES 2023: Lenovo launches new convertible ThinkBook with a twist

    Lenovo announced an innovative new model in the ThinkBook Plus series at CES 2023 that reimagines Lenovo’s strong heritage of the twistable form factor with a dual rotating display that features an OLED panel on one side and a colourful e-Ink screen on the other. Lenovo also unveiled its latest ThinkBook 16p Gen 4 laptop…


  • CES 2023: Lenovo announces new Legion gaming laptops

    CES 2023: Lenovo announces new Legion gaming laptops

    Lenovo has unveiled its new, powerful, 16-inch, AI-tuned gaming laptops at CES 2023. Brand new for 2023 is the new Lenovo LA AI chip, the world’s first dedicated AI chip on a gaming laptop. It’s installed on the new Lenovo Legion Pro 7, 7i, Pro 5 and 5i gaming laptops. New Lenovo LA AI chip…


  • How we test: What do our scores mean? (2023 Update)

    How we test: What do our scores mean? (2023 Update)

    The aim of High Performance Laptops’ results box is to present our exhaustive test results in a format that, at a glance, is simple to understand. It uses the common 1-to-5 Star-rating system where every Star-rating is the result of multiple calculations. The calculations themselves are based upon a laptop’s test scores and feature points…


  • CES 2023: Acer announces new laptops

    CES 2023: Acer announces new laptops

    Acer has unveiled it’s 2023 laptops at CES. They are as follows… New Acer Aspire laptops Acer has unveiled refreshed models of its Aspire all-in-ones and laptops, designed to support families’ day-to-day productivity and entertainment needs. Providing efficiency and reliability for multi-tasking users working from home, the Aspire 5 Series laptops come with the latest…


  • CES 2023: MSI Announces new laptop Lineup

    CES 2023: MSI Announces new laptop Lineup

    MSI has unveiled its new laptops at CES 2023. They feature the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs and 13th-Gen Intel Core HX series CPUs. Eight of the new Creator (and gaming and business) laptops are Nvidia Studio validated. 3D creators gain access to Nvidia Omniverse, an RTX and AI-enabled platform that connects 3D…