Here are High Performance Laptops’ Intel Laptop Reviews. These are laptops with Intel processors and/or graphics processors (GPUs).

  • MSI Stealth 14 AI Studio Review (2024)

    MSI Stealth 14 AI Studio Review (2024)

    Around 2019, the laptop industry realised that many designers were buying gaming laptops because their discrete, 3D graphics processors were great for rendering and design tasks and, subsequently, Creator laptops were born. They’re essentially gaming laptops with slower, designer-friendly screens and drivers that eschew information about gaming performance for design-oriented tools and features. MSI uses…


  • Venom BlackBook Zero 14 Phantom Review (2024 Update)

    Venom BlackBook Zero 14 Phantom Review (2024 Update)

    We’re glad to see Aussie-battler brand Venom return to High Performance Laptops. The company regards laptop making somewhat differently to the rest of the market thanks to the founder’s vision focusing upon what’s really important in a business laptop in addition to genuine sustainability issues. To that end, the latest Venom BlackBook Zero 14 Phantom…


  • MSI Raider GE68 HX 14V review

    MSI Raider GE68 HX 14V review

    The new MSI Raider is here and we’re a bit excited. It retains the gamers-first look of the previous model – rather than the older, please-everyone, gun-metal grey livery of the past – but, there are a few, new design flourishes, it sports the latest-gen silicon inside and it has a swanky, mini-LED screen. So,…


  • Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 Review (14th Gen, 2024)

    Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 Review (14th Gen, 2024)

    If you wanted the most powerful laptop in 2023, then you essentially had the choice of several ROG Strix SCAR laptops, several of which are still on sale. Now, here’s the 14th-Gen Intel-wielding, 2024 model of the massive Asus ROG Strix SCAR 18 – ROG’s standard-bearing gaming laptop. We expect great things from this beast…


  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 review (2024)

    Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 review (2024)

    In the world of High Performance Laptops, the Asus’ ROG Zephyrus range is always popular. It’s Asus’ version of the do-it-all laptop that’s portable, can fit into an office environment and also be used to own the show at a gaming LAN. We got our hands on the 2024 edition of the Asus ROG Zephyrus…


  • Acer TravelMate P4 16 Review (2023)

    Acer TravelMate P4 16 Review (2023)

    We’ve seen some stunning laptops from Acer in recent months. Portable workhorses like the Swift Go 14 and the Swift Go 16 both became our daily drivers. We declared the Swift Edge 16 to be one of the best laptops we’d ever used and the Predator Triton 17X was one of the best all-rounder gaming…


  • MSI Vector GP77 review (13V)

    MSI Vector GP77 review (13V)

    MSI’s Vector line is its lesser-known, gaming-laptop range. It eschews the glitzy RGB, pure-gamer bling of the company’s better-known Titan and (nowadays) Raider ranges, to deliver a top-tier gaming laptop, in understated clothing, that could live inside an office without causing a stir. We’ve been impressed with its forebears in the past (see our Vector…


  • Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED review

    Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED review

    A load of laptops from Asus turned up and the smallest one was the Asus Zenbook S 13. It’s one of the smallest laptops we’ve seen in ages and yet it’s got an impressively high spec. It’s also made from a new, eco-friendly material which seems to be the strongest and lightest we’ve ever seen…


  • Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED review

    Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED review

    We were a little disappointed when we reviewed the last generation Asus Vivobook 16X OLED as we felt corners had been cut and that a potentially very good creator laptop could have been significantly better. However, a quick glance of the specs of the latest Asus Vivobook Pro 16X OLED suggests to us that all…


  • MSI Stealth 16 Studio review (A13V)

    MSI Stealth 16 Studio review (A13V)

    Only yesterday we reviewed the hugely desirable MSI Mercedes laptop. However, the MSI Stealth 16 Studio A13V is essentially the same laptop without the race trim. As such, while it might not have the aggressive, eyebrow-raising looks, it’s got a few extra home comforts and doesn’t cost nearly as much. It’s also got a (very)…


  • MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG review (AV13VG – The MSI Mercedes Laptop)

    MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG review (AV13VG – The MSI Mercedes Laptop)

    We were blown away when MSI announced its partnership with Mercedes-AMG motor sport at Computex, earlier this year. We were also impressed when we spent some time with the early, non-retail samples of the MSI Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG laptop. It wasn’t perfect, but now it’s been through our labs we can finally give it a…


  • Acer Predator Triton 17X review

    Acer Predator Triton 17X review

    We liked the first Acer Triton we saw as it was a perfect sleeper laptop that was good at gaming but could also hide in an office. However, the Acer Predator Triton 17X ups the ante by being the highest spec gaming laptop we’ve ever seen from Acer… while still being able to hide in…


  • Lenovo Yoga Book 9i Review

    Lenovo Yoga Book 9i Review

    It’s fair to say that Lenovo makes some very good laptops. Just about every device we’ve seen has ended up at (or nearly at) the top of our monthly group test ranks. The Lenovo Yoga Book 9i is a little different in that it’s something of a more-experimental form factor – two touch-screen OLED displays…


  • Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i review (Gen 8, 2023)

    Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i review (Gen 8, 2023)

    The Lenovo Yoga 7i wasn’t just one of the best, ultraportable business laptops we’d ever reviewed, it remains one of the best laptops we’ve ever used. Now, here’s the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i with an Nvidia GPU. Could the sky be the limit? Specs Screen 14.5-inch, matte, 120Hz, 3,072 x 1,920, IPS display Processor 3.7-5.0GHz…


  • Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Review (Gen 8 | 2023)

    Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Review (Gen 8 | 2023)

    We rounded off 2022 with the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i taking top spot on our Best Laptops list and, ever since, we’ve been looking forward to seeing what the new generation of premium gaming laptops can do. While the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i isn’t quite the company’s flagship laptop, it’s not very far off. It’s…


  • HP Omen Transcend 16 review

    HP Omen Transcend 16 review

    Omen is the HP’s flagship gaming brand. In the past, its laptops have been based around mid-range components and features, but the HP Omen Transcend 16 feels much more like a premium notebook… with the price tag to match. We’ve seen some highly attractive competitors in recent months, so how does the HP Omen 16…


  • Acer Nitro 5 Review (2023 Update)

    Acer Nitro 5 Review (2023 Update)

    Acer has refreshed its super-popular, Nitro 5 budget gaming laptop. The new model has an Nvidia 4000-series RTX 4060 GPU, new cooling and new power brick. As such we’re just going to add the differences (in bold) to our review of the otherwise identical 2022 version. Last year we were impressed by the value of…


  • Acer Aspire Vero Review (13th-Gen Update)

    Acer Aspire Vero Review (13th-Gen Update)

    We first saw the Acer Aspire Vero back in March. It had an 11th-Gen Intel processor and felt like a decent, middle-of-the-road laptop which was great because its existence, first and foremost, represented an exercise in sustainability. Now, here’s the 13th-Gen update. The market has moved forward and so, how does the latest green laptop…


  • HP Spectre Foldable 17 review (HP Fold)

    HP Spectre Foldable 17 review (HP Fold)

    HP only recently showed off its new folding, OLED convertible laptop at its HP Flex event that was peripheral to SXSW Sydney. It was commonly called the HP Fold but the official name is actually the overly descriptive HP Spectre Foldable 17 – something we can ordinarily get behind. We’ll see what sticks. It’s naturally…


  • HP Elite Dragonfly G4 review

    HP Elite Dragonfly G4 review

    The HP Elite Dragonfly G4 is designed to be a top-tier, business-grade ultraportable laptop and it didn’t take us long to suspect that HP might have succeeded. It’s not cheap – if you’re a non-corporate buyer – but could this be the business ultraportable laptop that you need? Specs Screen 13.5-inch, glossy, 60Hz, 1,920 x…