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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update December 2016
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The Teclast X5 Pro looks remarkably similar to the Microsoft Surface line of Hybrids. (Source: Gearbest)

Teclast unveils Kaby Lake powered X5 Pro

The 2-in-1 device looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro, right down to the built in kickstand, and is powered by a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor.
Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

VAIO is currently running a sale on devices from now until Christmas. In addition to saving up to $700, VAIO will throw in a free laptop bag with the purchase of a laptop.
Asus Zenbook 3 to launch for 1500 Euros in Germany

Asus Zenbook 3 launching in Germany for 1500 Euros

The latest ultrathin notebook from Asus is finally coming with Kaby Lake, a 512 GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM before the end of this month.
The Spin 7 is touted as the world's thinnest convertible laptop. (Source: Acer)

Acer Spin 7 and Spin 5 now available in the United States

Acer's new Spin 7, currently the world's thinnest convertible notebook, and Spin 5 bring more options to consumers looking for a 2-in-1 device.
HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

The business oriented laptops are powered by AMD's 7th generation PRO APUs.
Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Yoga 710-14IKB 80V4002HGE Convertible Review

Kaby Lake, Yoga style. Lenovo updates its models and equips the noble convertible with 7th-Gen Intel Core processors. We will find out how the modern ULV processor from Intel performs.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Dell  XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 Notebook Review

89% Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i5 Notebook Review

Quiet evolution. The Kaby Lake i5-equipped version of Dell's XPS 13 subnotebook with FHD display impresses with outstanding battery live, great performance and top-notch ergonomics. The display, however, falls a tad short of our lofty expectations.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Arc Hub is a new 7 in 1 USB-C Hub that is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3.

Arc Hub: The best mobile 7 in 1 USB-C-Thunderbolt Dock for your MacBook?

Bourge Design has recently unveiled their Arc Hub, a 7 in 1 USB-C Dock, that may be the ultimate universal docking station for your new MacBook or any other laptop with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports.
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Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i7-7500U Notebook Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i7-7500U Notebook Review

Now in Rose Gold. The Kaby Lake update adds little to an already excellent XPS 13 experience. Users will only see marginal benefits in both performance and battery life when compared to the outgoing Skylake XPS 13.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Xiaomi Mi Air (13.3-inch) Notebook Review

86% Xiaomi Mi Air (13.3-inch) Notebook Review

Successful debut. Xiaomi delivers its first product into the notebook field with the Mi Notebook Air. The Chinese manufacturer does not do things in a small way and wants to play in a league with established competitors. You can read in our detailed test review whether the upstart can perform such a feat or not.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Surprise! A graphics card in an external case - familiar. In the past, this technology has not worked as intended. In this review, we put all that aside and take a look at what the GPU is capable of. Update 10-15-2016: Aspire Switch 12S does not turn into a gamer.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6"
HP: New Spectre x360 and new Envy Laptops announced

HP: New Spectre x360 and new Envy Laptops announced

HP updates its consumer laptops with the newest Kaby Lake CPUs. Not only that, the convertible Spectre x360 has received a redesign. One of the changes: Smaller display bezels.
Razer keynote set for October 20th in Germany

Razer keynote set for October 20th in Berlin, Germany

The keynote starts at 19:00 CEST with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan expected to announce brand new products for the German market.
Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i5-7200U Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i5-7200U Notebook Review

Small update, no effect?! Dell secretly updated its top seller: The XPS 13 is one of the first models that gets the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The chassis does not appear to be changed, and the display is similar as well. We once again do a live review and will update the article continuously.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Will Apple release the MacBook Pro 2016 with Skylake CPU? (Image: Martin Hayek)

Apple: New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with Skylake processors?

According to an analyst at IHS Markit, Apple will release new MacBook Pro models and a new MacBook Air with Intel Skylake processors instead of Kaby Lake silkon because production started too early for Kaby Lake.
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Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Although Kaby Lake has already been announced, the business notebook-sector is still settled with Intels 2015 platform Skylake. This might change soon, because today the first Lenovo ThinkPads of the Kaby Lake generation were leaked.
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Dell: XPS 13 with Kaby Lake CPUs announced in Japan

Dell: XPS 13 with Kaby Lake CPUs announced in Japan (Update: International Release announced)

Very quietly, Dell announced a new version of their best selling (probably) consumer-ultrabook. The Dell XPS 13 caused a lot of commotion in the Notebook segment in the last years, and it has started a trend towards smaller display-bezels in the clamshell-formfactor. Now Dell has announced the new version with the 7th Gen of Core i CPUs - for now only in Jap...
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The Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 will feature Kaby Lake processors and should be available in a few weeks.

Asus Zenbook Flip UX360: New versions with Kaby Lake processors

The Zenbook Flip UX360 will come out with new versions pretty soon. According to shop listings from Switzerland, Asus might release a refresh of the series with new Kaby Lake processors soon.
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Stay tuned! A major update to the MacBook Pro is coming.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook saying "Stay tuned!" to Mac user asking for newer Macs.

Now, that the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2 are out, Apple fans turn towards their Macs and are asking for an update. At least one user did, who wished to remain anonymous but wrote to Tim Cook asking him, if he is pulling away from the Mac line.
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Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Surprisingly powerful. Not a new architecture and not a new process – but Intel's gently optimized Kaby Lake generation still manages a significant frequency and performance jump. We tested the new Core i7-7500U. Update 09/12/2016: New benchmarks of the Core i5-7200U.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 |
The Razer Blade Stealth was updated with Kaby Lake CPU and bigger battery.

Razer: Blade Stealth Ultrabook updated with Kaby Lake CPU and bigger battery

Razer's Highend Ultrabook Blade Stealth was updated with a 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel processor and a bigger battery. Prices start at 1.000 US-Dollars.
Sorry, folks! Future silicon requires the latest Microsoft platform.

Microsoft: Intel Kaby Lake- and AMD Zen-Chips only support Windows 10

Microsoft, Intel and AMD made it clear, that earlier Microsoft platforms before Windows 10 will not be supported anymore on next generation silicon. This could lead to Skylake-hardware being in high demand for the foreseeable future.
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Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

IFA 2016 | Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

The Miix 510 is shipping next month with Skylake U-series options and a 16:10 1920 x 1200 resolution display for a starting price of 700 Euros.
We were live at IFA 2016 to check out Asus' next generation of Ultrabooks (Source: Asus)

IFA 2016 | Hands-on with the Asus ZenBook 3

The ZenBook 3 won't be out until October, but we were able to preview a unit at IFA to get a feel for its ultra-wide keyboard and build quality.
Lenovo Yoga 910: Convertible-flagship with Kaby Lake, unibody-chassis und bezel-less display

IFA 2016 | Lenovo Yoga 910: Convertible-flagship with Kaby Lake, unibody-chassis und bezel-less display

Lenovo announced its newest newest flagship in the convertible category today. The Lenovo Yoga 910 is supposed to convince potential buyers with a Aluminum unibody-chassis, a fingerprint-sensor for Windows Hello and a display with almost no bezel around it.
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Samsung delays GDDR6 to 2018

Samsung delays GDDR6 to 2018

Samsung delays production of GDDR6 memory until 2018, anticipates greater performance and efficiency over GDDR5X.
Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

The Kickstarter campaign has met its goals to begin producing a notebook shell that can act as external displays for Windows PCs, Macs, and Android devices.
AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

A tech demo shows an octa-core Zen CPU edging out the Core i7-6900K in clock-to-clock benchmark tests. AMD "Naples" and Raven Ridge" platforms for servers and notebooks will not launch until 2017.
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HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

Happy without a fan. Despite its passively cooled Core-m processor, the EliteBook 1030 G1 can convince with excellent application performance, great input devices and a bright IPS display. Did HP create the new reference in the subnotebook segment?
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Intel and Microsoft will iron out the specifications and hardware necessary to bring "mixed reality" VR applications to all mainstream Windows 10 PCs by next year.
Lenovo Yoga 910 leak shows narrower bezels and a larger 13.9-inch screen (Source: Roland Quandt)

Lenovo Yoga 910 leak shows narrower bezels and a larger 13.9-inch screen

The Yoga 900 successor will likely be unveiled this coming IFA 2016 with Kaby Lake in tow and a launch later this year.
Lenovo teaser video hints at new product announcements for IFA 2016

Lenovo teaser video hints at new product announcements for IFA 2016

The manufacturer is expected to show off a host of products and refreshes next month in Berlin including unannounced MotoMods and Yoga convertibles.
Apple MacBook Pro refresh could be smaller and thinner with AMD Polaris GPU options (Source: Martin Hajek)

Apple MacBook Pro refresh could be smaller and thinner with AMD Polaris GPU options

A Bloomberg report lines up almost perfectly with existing rumors regarding a secondary OLED display and Touch ID functionality for the next generation of MacBook Pros.
Xiaomi notebook teardown shows exactly what makes it tick

Xiaomi notebook teardown shows exactly what makes it tick

The 13.3-inch Xiaomi is a respectable piece of hardware for being Xiaomi's first entry into the notebook world.
Livefan S1 Ultrabook available for 600 Euros

Livefan S1 Ultrabook available for 600 Euros

The 13.3-inch notebook from China offers a QHD IPS display, Core M CPU, 8 GB RAM, and a design that borrows liberally from the MacBook 13.
Toshiba Portégé Z20t-C-121 Detachable Review

85% Toshiba Portégé Z20t-C-121 Detachable Review

Business device with stamina. Toshiba primarily did a facelift with the Portégé Z20t-C: The C models come with Skylake processors now and bring a Type-C USB port (USB 3.1 Gen 1). Despite a price north of about 2000 Euros (~$2234), the device is not flawless.
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13 star in Microsoft's latest advertisements

HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13 star in Microsoft's latest advertisements

Microsoft is slamming Apple yet again in a series of new ads boasting the popular HP convertible and Dell XPS notebook.
Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Starting this October, retail prices of Asus notebooks will go up in the country as a direct response to the British exit.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

A class of its own. Lenovo goes all-in with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FRS1VS00. The icing on the cake is the OLED screen. Our review update will find out how the flagship convertible from Lenovo performs.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.3 kg
Asus to make SSDs an option across its entire notebook portfolio

Asus to make SSDs an option across its entire notebook portfolio

Users will be able to choose between a HDD or SSD on even budget Asus notebooks without needing to install one themselves after purchasing.
How-to guide: PCIe SSD upgrade using the Dell XPS 13 (9350) as an example

How-to guide: PCIe SSD upgrade using the Dell XPS 13 (9350) as an example

Our step-by-step tutorial explains how to upgrade the Dell XPS 13 2016 (9350) quickly and easily with larger and faster PCIe NVMe SSDs. Which ones are compatible? How does an upgrade impact the performance?
Microsoft teasing new Surface devices for 2016 and 2017

Microsoft teasing new Surface devices for 2016 and 2017

Microsoft's on-campus Hall of Fame raises suspicions on at least four new Surface devices yet to be revealed with one coming before the end of 2016.
Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period

Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period

Forget small notification bubbles. The free Windows 10 upgrade period is going out with a bang and with a fullscreen warning for those still running Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1.
Dell Latitude 12 E7270 Notebook Review

86% Dell Latitude 12 E7270 Notebook Review

Road warrior. Dell's Latitude 7000 lineup is synonymous with high quality in the business sector. Our in-depth review uncovers whether the latest 12.5-inch model fulfills this claim and whether Dell can outpace the competition.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
X1 Yoga: WQHD OLED (left) vs. FHD IPS (right)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with OLED panel now available

The configuration was originally announced with an April launch date, but is now finally available for about 2569 Euros.
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW0031US Notebook Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW0031US Notebook Review

Small and affordable. The lowest-end SKU for the Ideapad 710S is actually very fairly priced at $700 USD for anyone in need of a lightweight and portable 13.3-inch notebook with respectable performance and battery life.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg

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