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Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

For mouse users, part II. After recently having tested the Lifebook U747, the U757 has found its way into our test labs. Read in our in-depth report whether the U757 receives a purchase recommendation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
An improvement of the Speed Step technology, Speed Shift enables much faster power state transitions to increase performance and save battery life. (Source: Intel)

Dell won't enable Speed Shift on the XPS 15 9550 and 9560

After more than a year of badgering by customers waiting for the performance-enhancing technology to be enabled, a Dell representative has stated that though both the 9550 and 9560 support Speed Shift, their engineers are not in the mood to enable it.
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Xiaomi Redmi 4x Android smartphone, Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Thanks to the addition of a second factory in India, the Chinese brand is now capable of producing one smartphone per second during operational hours. Xiaomi India's head reveals that Xiaomi manufactures locally 95 percent of the Xiaomi handsets sold there.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

New business benchmark? The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is already the 5th generation of the extremely portable business laptop. Lenovo not only equips its flagship device with modern Kaby Lake processors, but also uses a completely reworked chassis including modern ports. Update: Case, ports, WiFi, maintenance, GPU, idle runtime
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
With a similar form-factor and specifications to the XPS 15, these two notebooks will be competing for much of the same market. (Source: ExpertReviews)

15-inch Yoga 720 up for order on Lenovo's website

Lenovo's Yoga 720 is a 15-inch quad-core convertible notebook that also packs an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. It has just gone live on Lenovo's website for US$1259 and is expected to ship in 4-5 weeks.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

High-end business. We review the top-tier configuration of the new Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. Besides a healthy amount of memory as well as storage and a new Kaby Lake processor, the Chinese manufacturer also implements a brighter WQHD panel. We are a bit surprised by the weak cooling performance, because the ULV processor cannot utilize its full potential. Update: BIOS 1.07, Verdict, Rating
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

87% Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

For mouse users. In the highly competitive business market, Fujitsu aims to convince the purchasing teams of big companies with its new Lifebook U747. Our comprehensive test report reveals whether this succeeds in view of the strong competition.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The UX550 has a more modern, sleeker design than its chunky predecessor. (Source: Taiwan Excellence)

Asus ZenBook with GTX1060 confirmed; release date unknown

Asus has yet to officially announce a 15-inch ZenBook Pro with GTX 1060, but the Taiwan Excellence Awards website reveals some details.
It's undeniable that the Surface Book has one of the most unique designs in mobile computing. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft cuts Surface Book prices with new no-dGPU options

Microsoft has cut the barrier of entry for the Surface Book by US$200 on both the high and low ends by offering i5/128GB/8GB as well as i7/1TB/16GB SKUs without dedicated GPUs. While the Surface Book is still running on Skylake and lacks Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C, it is still an attractive device due to its unique design, active stylus, and solid build qua...
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 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 March 2017.
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Acer Spin 5 SP513-51 Convertible Review

80% Acer Spin 5 SP513-51 Convertible Review

Spinning. All big manufacturers offer devices in the competitive mainstream convertible segment. Acer wants to attract customers with the Acer Spin 5. How does the 360-degree convertible perform?
Intel Core i3-6100U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
The Litebook is a rebranded Chinese laptop running Linux that retails for $249. (Source: Litebook)

Litebook laptop brings Linux at low cost

The $249 laptop runs elementary OS, a Linux distribution. The Litebook looks to compete with Chromebooks while offering a full desktop operating system.
System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop with Kaby Lake processor coming in April 2017

System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop coming next month

Unlike its heavy and powerful high-end siblings, the Galago Pro is thin and light, packing a 13.3-inch display and a Kaby Lake processor. This Linux-powered machine is scheduled to hit the market in April, starting at $899 USD.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

February 2017 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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The HP Pro x2 is the first device to sport the new NanoSaver slot. (Source: Kensington)

Kensington releases lock for ultra-thin devices

Kensington has announced the release of the first security lock designed for ultra-thin systems. The NanoSaver Keyed Laptop Lock has a head of only 10mm, and is making its debut in the HP Pro x2 2-in-1.
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The Book One distinguishes itself by having both a 360 degree hinge and a detachable tablet. (Source: Porsche Design)

Porsche Design tries their hand at a different kind of convertible—a notebook

Porsche Design is jumping into the notebook market with both feet via their US$2500 premium 2-in-1 convertible, the BOOK ONE. The Book One is differentiated by its aggressive design, high price, included Wacom stylus, and the fact that the screen both swivels 360 degrees and detaches.
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The Gram 13 is a compelling ultra-light ultrabook package for only US$1000. (Source: LG)

LG Gram 2017 models now up for sale in the US

LG's latest Gram ultrabooks are now up for sale with prices ranging from US$999 for the 13-inch non-touch up to US$1699 fully specced Gram 15. The Gram series are known for being incredibly lightweight, with even the 15-inch model only weighing 2.40 lbs.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

New revision of the business classic. The ThinkPads from the T-series represent typical business notebooks for many users. Lenovo does not only equip the new T470 with modern processors and ports, but also a completely new chassis. Update: Luminance on battery power
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Razer has styled the Power Bank in the same black anodized aluminum as its laptops. (Source: Razer)

Razer releases USB Type-C power bank for charging ultrabooks

Razer has announced a USB Type-C power bank designed to augment the portable lifespan of its Stealth ultrabook. The 12,800 mAh (46 Wh) can charge up to three USB devices with its one Type-C and two Type-A ports.
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Exec of Intel's Communication and Devices division, Aicha Evans, holds up a modem. (Source: The Motley Fool)

Intel announces new gigabit-LTE modem for laptops, phones, and other devices

Intel has announced the XMM 7560, a competitor to Qualcomm's X20 Gigabit LTE modem. The XMM 7560 should offer transfer speeds of up to 1Gbps, be compatible with networks worldwide, and will see wide-scale release in 2018.
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Acer's TravelMate P449 under review. (Source: Acer)

80% Acer TravelMate P449-M-7407 Notebook Review

Second best. The P449-M-7407 is the latest 14" notebook from Acer's TravelMate series. The device is aimed at business professionals looking for a portable and affordable notebook in the highly competitive business market. While it has its shortcomings, the P449 is a well-rounded device. Can this Jack of all trades best the competition, or is it merely the court fool?
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 2 kg
The Bonobo WS is the highest-tier notebook available from System76 and features the latest from Intel and NVIDIA. (Source: System76)

Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

February 2017 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 GPD Pocket will be available in Ubundu and Windows variants. (Source: GPD)

7-inch subnotebook GPD Pocket starts crowdfunding February 15

GPD has released more details on their ultra-mobile PC, the GPD Pocket. The Kickstarter campaign will open on February 15th.
Lenovo: Even more details about Yoga 720 with Quad-Core-CPUs and GeForce 1050 leaked

Lenovo: Even more details about Yoga 720 with Quad-Core-CPUs and GeForce 1050 leaked

A few days ago, the first details about two new Yoga convertible laptops emerged. Now, even more details and specifications were leaked, thanks to the manufacturer Lenovo, who put the product-sites online a bit too early.
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Putting high-TDP components like quad-core CPUs and top-tier GPUs into a thin metal case makes avoiding thermal issues quite difficult. (Source: Razer)

Specializing in Razer laptops, enthusiast repairman aims to fix what Razer can't

If you have a Razer laptop that's broken and out of warranty, you might have an option other than paying US$700 for an out-of-warranty repair from the company: Brenden Henry is a computer enthusiast who grew up fixing phones, but now specializes in fixing issues with Razer's laptops.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

86% Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

Mobile multimedia. Stylish, compact, light, and versatile. Sounds good, doesn't it? While most subnotebooks live the life of an office machine, the multimedia-suitable 710S refresh allows playing an occasional game. Our test clarifies if the newcomer can tread in the big footsteps of its predecessor.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)

Cube's upcoming i35 notebook sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen

The Cube i35 will have a high-res screen but low-powered processor. Intel's Core M3-7Y30 CPU sits at the heart of the thin-and-light but may not be enough to power the dense display.
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The Lenovo Yoga 720 may have thinner bezels for a smaller footprint. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Lenovo Yoga 720 leaked on Notebook Italia

The leak states that the Lenovo Yoga 720 may have a Kaby Lake CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad P51, P51s, and P70 are outfitted with the latest NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo updates ThinkPad workstation line with P71, P51, and P51s

Lenovo has refreshed their ThinkPad Workstations. The P51s is a thin-and-light workstation class notebook, the P51 now has a 4K screen with 100% color gamut coverage, and the P71 is a VR-ready workhorse.
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Satechi USB-C Power Meter accessory for USB Type-C charging devices

Satechi releases a new USB-C Power Meter

This handy accessory allows its users to test the output parameters of their chargers and provides information about their safety, effectiveness, and USB Type-C compatibility.
Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows tablet, Windows 10 light version apparently in the works

Microsoft apparently working on a light Windows 10 version

This unconfirmed Windows 10 variant is expected to target lightweight devices similar to the Surface RT. As rumors claim, the new operating system could be the desktop Windows 10 Cloud with CShell modularity.
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The KDE Slimbook can be configured with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and will run KDE's flavor of Linux. (Source: Slimbook)

Slimbook releases notebook running KDE Linux

KDE and Slimbook have partnered to released the KDE Slimbook, a thin-and-light notebook running either the KDE Neon or KED Plasma distro of Linux.
The Toshiba Portégé X30 and Tecra X40 are new thin-and-light business notebooks coming soon from Toshiba. (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba introduces new Portégé X30 and Tecra X40

The new devices are targeting business consumers looking for a durable thin-and-light notebook.
Toshiba's Portege X20W will be available with a Kaby Lake processor next month. (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba updates Portégé and Tecra lines with Kaby Lake processors

Several business devices are getting bumped to Kaby Lake over the next month.
There are not many notebooks in the under-300 price range that bundle a fingerprint scanner. (Source: Onda)

Onda announces cheap 12-inch ultraportable with fingerprint sensor

Chinese manufacturer Onda has announced a 12.5-inch budget laptop that packs an Apollo Lake Celeron processor and a fingerprint sensor.
Acer announces TravelMate Spin B1 convertible

Acer announces TravelMate Spin B1 convertible

Acer's TravelMate line gains a new member: the Spin B1 is a convertible notebook with a 360-degree hinge. Targeted at education markets, the Spin B1 promises long battery life and a durable design.
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HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

73% HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

Tiny Tank. HP has been busy updating their Pavilion x360 line, and today we look at the smallest member, the 11t. With a solid construction, this 11.6" convertible is as strong as a tank. Unfortunately, it also feels as slow as one.
Intel Pentium N3710 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Will the new notebook be light enough to surpass the competition? (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi is launching a notebook with magnesium-lithium chassis

Not content with the weight of the Mi Notebook Air, Xiaomi intends to outdo its previous effort with an even lighter material, but magnesium-lithium doesn't come cheap.
Seamless UI scaling between phones, tablets, Xbox, and full-sized computers is the goal. (Source: Windows Central)

Windows 10 shell update will help close the gap between Windows PCs and phones

Microsoft is allegedly planning on integrating the Windows 10 UIs for PC, mobile, Xbox, and convertibles into one "Composable Shell", allowing for a truly universal Windows OS.
The business-oriented U937/P is made from a magnesium alloy. (Source: Impress)

Fujitsu unveils 1.7-pound 13-inch notebook

Fujitsu has revealed two of the world's lightest 13-inch laptops at a launch event in Japan. The UH75/B1 weighs a scant 1.72 lbs while the U937/P weighs 1.87 lbs. The base units come with a small 25 Wh battery to reduce weight, but a 50 Wh battery is available, which will make the unit weigh just over 2 lbs.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

January 2017 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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An XPS 15 with fingerprint scanner was on display at CES, but it seems that this feature isn't quite ready. (Source: Windows Central)

The XPS 15 9560's fingerprint scanner has gone AWOL (updated with official response from Dell)

The leaked website for the XPS 9560, specs, and CES display model all showed the update to the popular 9550 would sport a fingerprint scanner. The latest information from the company suggests that it does not currently have one, but may get the option soon.
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HP ProBook 600 G3 series coming with Kaby Lake and Radeon options

HP ProBook 600 G3 series coming with Kaby Lake and Radeon options

HP will be silently updating its affordable ProBook series with new Kaby Lake 14-inch and 15.6-inch SKUs. Prices and availability have yet to be announced.
Asus unveils super-light 14-inch Asuspro B9440 business notebook

CES 2017 | Asus unveils super-light 14-inch Asuspro B9440 business notebook

The new Asuspro will be even lighter than the just-announced Lenovo X1 Carbon and will launch this March for 1200 Euros.
LG Gram updated with 60 Wh battery and Kaby Lake processor for 24 hours of autonomy

CES 2017 | LG updates the Gram family with Kaby Lake processors

No less than eight LG Gram laptops received Kaby Lake processors and DDR4 RAM, next to 256 or 512 GB SSDs. The most impressive is the 13.3-inch, 2.1-pound model with a Core i3-7100U processor and a 60 Wh battery, capable of providing 24 hours of autonomy on a single charge.
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air ultrabook, Xiaomi India revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Xiaomi India's revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Back in October, Xiaomi sold over one million smartphones in India in 18 days. Now, the local division reported over $1 billion in revenue in 2016, thanks to its focus on online sales and the creation of an entire ecosystem of companion products.
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The UX490UA boasts a larger screen, more ports, and Thunderbolt 3 support. (Source: Nick Statt/TheVerge)

CES 2017 | Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the new big brother of the ZenBook 3

Asus has debuted the ZenBook 3 Deluxe at CES 2017, featuring more ports, TB3 support, a larger screen, and improved keyboard travel.
The updated XPS 13 Convertible is equipped with Kaby Lake-Y series chips for fanless operation. (Source: Dell)

CES 2017 | Dell officially announces XPS 13 Convertible

The popular notebook line of computers from Dell gets an interesting update - the newest XPS 13 is a fanless convertible.
It's rare for a laptop as thin and light as the Pro B9440 to get MIL-STD810G testing. (Source: Asus)

CES 2017 | Asus launches thin, light, MIL-STD 14" Pro B9440 notebook for business

Asus has announced the eye-catching and ultraportable Pro B9440 notebook for business. At 2.3 pounds, Asus says it is the world's lightest 14-inch laptop.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)