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  • Microsoft Updates Recall Security on Copilot+ Laptops

    Microsoft Updates Recall Security on Copilot+ Laptops

    Today, we are sharing an update on the Recall (preview) feature for Copilot+ PCs, including more information on the set-up experience, privacy controls and additional details on our approach to security. On May 20, we introduced Copilot+ PCs, our fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever. Copilot+ PCs have been reimagined from the inside out to deliver…


  • Here are the Best Laptops in MSI’s EoFY Sale

    Here are the Best Laptops in MSI’s EoFY Sale

    MSI is once again launching a major End of Financial Year sale for its laptops. Many models from MSI’s gaming, Creator and business and productivity ranges are included with savings of up to 35% – which can equate to over $1,500. If you get in quick, you’ll also get a bonus US$30 Steam voucher. Here’s…


  • Gigabyte Unveils Train-Your-Own LLM and Ai Assistant at Computex (Full Keynote)

    Gigabyte Unveils Train-Your-Own LLM and Ai Assistant at Computex (Full Keynote)

    Gigabyte has announced Gigabyte AI TOP – a new technology that let’s you train your own Ai LLM – on day one of Computex 2024. Gigabyte AI TOP is an all-round technology for Ai models to be trained on your own PC. It features an AI TOP Utility, AI TOP Hardware and the AI TOP…


  • Computex 2024: New Business and Productivity Laptops Launched By MSI

    Computex 2024: New Business and Productivity Laptops Launched By MSI

    MSI has launched new Prestige and Summit-branded business and productivity laptops at Computex 2024. The unveiling took place alongside the launch of new gaming laptops and featured new devices using Intel Lunar Lake and AMD Ryzen Ai 300 processors. Both the Prestige and Summit laptops use the forthcoming Intel Core Ultra Lunar Lake processors which…


  • MSI Unveils New AMD Ryzen 300 Ai, Lunar Lake and Mercedes Gaming Laptops Plus Claw Handhelds at Computex 2024

    MSI Unveils New AMD Ryzen 300 Ai, Lunar Lake and Mercedes Gaming Laptops Plus Claw Handhelds at Computex 2024

    MSI has announced the launch of several, next-gen Ai+ gaming (and business productivity) laptops, which feature the latest Intel and AMD processors, at Computex 2024. The laptops have over 100 TOPS of Ai computing power, support more than 500 Ai models and are optimized to run on Intel Core Ultra and Ryzen AI 300 Series…


  • Intel’s New Lunar Lake Processor Explained

    Intel’s New Lunar Lake Processor Explained

    Intel recently held its third Tech Tour in Taipei, right before Computex, in order to announce to its next-gen processor, codenamed, Lunar Lake, to the world. Despite initially looking like it might be a simple evolutionary upgrade over the previous Meteor Lake processor architecture, it quickly became apparent that it was actually more like a…


  • Intel Lunar Lake CPU ‘Lion Cove’ Performance Cores Explained

    Intel Lunar Lake CPU ‘Lion Cove’ Performance Cores Explained

    At Intel’s Taipei 2004 Tech Tour, Ori Lempel, a Senior P-core Principal Engineer, gave a deep-dive presentation on how the new ‘Lion Cove’ architecture worked and why HyperThreading is no longer desirable. The presentation is one of several deep dives we’ll be publishing from Intel’s Tech Tour. For a more deeps dives and more-general overviews…


  • Why Lunar Lake’s New E Cores Are So Important

    Why Lunar Lake’s New E Cores Are So Important

    At Intel’s Tech Tour in Taipei, Intel Fellow and Lead Architect, Stephen Robinson, gave a deep-dive presentation into why Efficiency cores were now so important to Intel’s forthcoming Lunar Lake processors. All workloads will attempt to be directed towards the new ‘Skymont’ E-core architecture using new ‘Thread Director’ technology. This helps the new Lunar Lake…


  • Intel’s New Xe2 Lunar Lake GPU Explained

    Intel’s New Xe2 Lunar Lake GPU Explained

    At Intel’s Taipei Tech Tour, High Performance Laptops was treated to a number of presentations on the forthcoming Luna Lake processor. In this presentation, Intel Fellow, ‘TAP,’ goes through the benefits of the new integrated Xe2 GPU architecture.


  • Dell introduces new Copilot+ AI PCs

    Dell introduces new Copilot+ AI PCs

    New Dell AI PCs powered by Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus bring exceptional performance, groundbreaking battery life and AI experiences. There’s no doubt the AI PC revolution is here. We’re as excited now about the future of the PC as we were when Michael Dell founded the company 40 years ago. New transformative AI experiences…


  • HP announces new Copilot+ laptops 

    HP announces new Copilot+ laptops 

    HP unveiled a new class of next-generation AI PCs at Microsoft’s AI Vision event – the new OmniBook X AI PC and HP EliteBook Ultra AI PC. These are HP’s first, next-gen AI PCs built from the ground up with the latest ARM architecture to harness the most powerful AI technologies. (HP has also announced significant rebranding…


  • Introducing Copilot+ PCs

    Introducing Copilot+ PCs

    Today, at a special event on our new Microsoft campus, we introduced the world to a new category of Windows PCs designed for AI, Copilot+ PCs.    Copilot+ PCs are the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built. With powerful new silicon capable of an incredible 40+ TOPS (trillion operations per second), all–day battery life and access to the most advanced AI…


  • The Claw – What you need to know about MSI’s new gaming handheld

    The Claw – What you need to know about MSI’s new gaming handheld

    Handheld gaming devices are becoming increasingly popular and now MSI has entered the game with its “Grip and Go” The Claw. It’s a highly portable gaming console that’s based upon Intel’s brand-new Core Ultra processors and it’s the only device to natively play both Windows and Android games. MSI commissioned High Performance Laptops to tell…


  • 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…