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  • What’s so great about the MSI Raider GE68 HX 14V?

    What’s so great about the MSI Raider GE68 HX 14V?

    Since we started High Performance Laptops, one of the consistently most popular laptops we’ve reviewed on the site has been MSI’s Raider. This is arguably MSI’s flagship laptop, offering superlative features, ergonomics and performance alongside head-turning looks. Now, MSI has commissioned us to tell you what’s great about the latest, 2024 model. Here’s what you…


  • Check Out MSI’s New 14-inch Stealth 14 AI Studio – A Unicorn Laptop!

    Check Out MSI’s New 14-inch Stealth 14 AI Studio – A Unicorn Laptop!

    MSI has launched it’s latest line of laptops with Ai-infused, 14th-generation Intel ‘Meteor Lake’ processors and one of the most desirable is the 14-inch Stealth 14 AI Studio. There are a few versions to choose from and the deal is being sweetened by a launch sale that’s hundred’s of dollars off plus a special Steam…


  • How We Test Laptops: 2024 Update

    How We Test Laptops: 2024 Update

    The High Performance Laptops’ results box is presents 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 but, in our case, every Star-rating is the result of multiple calculations. The scores themselves are based upon a laptop’s performance benchmark results, feature points,…


  • Unboxing the Venom BlackBook Zero 14 Phantom laptop

    Unboxing the Venom BlackBook Zero 14 Phantom laptop

    We’re excited to have another Venom laptop in our labs… it’s been a while. But, there’s a good reason for that. Unlike most other laptop manufacturers, Venom doesn’t refresh its notebooks every few months: it makes one, solid, dependable design that will remain in market for years. How many years and how dependable does the…


  • Here are the best MSI Back To School Laptop Deals in Australia in 2024

    Here are the best MSI Back To School Laptop Deals in Australia in 2024

    The kids are going back to school in a couple of weeks and that means there are some great laptop deals available – not just models for students and small children, but every flavour of laptop from road-warrior ultraportables to gaming powerhouses. So, what are the best laptop deals in Australia’s MSI Back To School…


  • How office workers and students can benefit from MSI’s Back To School laptop sale

    How office workers and students can benefit from MSI’s Back To School laptop sale

    We’re closing in on the kids going back to school and – whether you’ve procreated or not – that means there are some killer laptop deals on the horizon. To this end, MSI, has commissioned High Performance Laptops to tell you about some of the best Productivity and Business laptops that are available in MSI’s…


  • MSI Vector GP78 HX 13V: Meet MSI’s Epic, New Gaming Laptop

    MSI Vector GP78 HX 13V: Meet MSI’s Epic, New Gaming Laptop

    Laptops that can play games while hiding in an office are becoming increasingly popular and that’s what we’ve come to expect from MSI’s Vector range. Only recently we reviewed the 17-inch Vector GP77 and were very impressed with it. But, MSI has another, supercharged version: the MSI Vector GP78 HX and MSI has commissioned High…


  • 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…