Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)

Replacing inefficient thermal paste with liquid metal is very popular in high-performance laptops. And it is no longer exclusively an enthusiastic modification. In this way, for example Asus in ROG G703 improved its cooling. However, accelerating the heat dissipation from the dies may be unhelpful in some circumstances. No matter how strange and weird it may sound so far, it has a rational justification. See what may surprise you. Read more “Liquid metal in a laptop may not always reduce heating (test)” »

MSI GS66: All black razor with Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super

GS series includes a stylish and compact family of high-performance MSI laptops and the GS66 Stealth is its latest addition. I’ve always had a weakness for thin but powerful devices and that’s exactly what GS meets. However, with the high performance of Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super, the question arises as to how thermal management is handled. In less than 2 cm thin and about 2.1 kg body, it is really a challenge to deal with such powerful components. Read more “MSI GS66: All black razor with Core i9 and RTX 2080 Super” »

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now

At the end of June, Asus revealed refreshed ZenBooks, which immediately impressed me with their design, elegance, but also their equipment and compact dimensions. We tested the predecessor, ZenBook 14 UX431F, which looked a bit awkward and didn’t interest me much except for the price. However, the new UX425 is a completely different story. Will it dare to be the title of the best ultrabook with the 10th generation Intel Core we have tested? Read more “Asus ZenBook 14 UX425 – probably the best ultrabook right now” »

Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook

You definitely know the ROG Zephyrus gaming line by Asus well, as we only recently brought you a test of the top-notch model Duo 15. The Zephyrus line started with one product, but today several models bear this tag. One of them is the M15 which, however, has little in common with the original Zephyrus. On the outside, it looks like a regular laptop without gimmicks in the form of a secondary display or the AAS. Read more “Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 – untraditionally traditional notebook” »

Report: How it works in an Asus service center

Do you know what is most often replaced on graphics cards and motherboards during the repair process? Really, try to guess before you begin reading this article. Visiting an Asus repair shop revealed a lot of attractive information you can’t be deprived of. In addition to responding to annoying questions, you’ll learn ways in which hardware failures are routinely detected and fixed. Read more “Report: How it works in an Asus service center” »

Display and operational characteristics of ROG Zephyrus Duo 15

We owe you the second part of the tests for Zephyrus Duo. In addition to encryption, encoding, tests of memory and SSDs, this article provides detailed performance evaluation under Nvidia OptiX interface, display measurements, and most importantly, an in-depth analysis of operational characteristics. Heating, power and clock management are captured for the first time in detailed flowcharts across all modes (Turbo, Performance and Silent). Read more “Display and operational characteristics of ROG Zephyrus Duo 15” »

Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: two screens and maximal performance

Zephyrus is a premium line of gaming laptops that merges maximum performance with unique design and functions. The hallmark has always been the AAS which stands for cooling with a flexible portion of the bottom that would uplift the notebook a few mm. On the other side of the portfolio there are ZenBooks, where Pro Duo with two displays attracted our interest last year. A new flagship, that merges the best that the manufacturer can offer, is here. Read more “Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15: two screens and maximal performance” »