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AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

896 Polaris cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
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 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Designed specifically for hardcore gamers and professional eSports players, the 24.5-inch 1080p monitor includes super-narrow bezels, 1 ms response times, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 support, removable back plates, and customizable LED lights.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Crackling tension. It is once again time for heart attacks: The latest title from the Resident Evil series focuses on the strengths from the first games and convinces with a thrilling single-player mode. PC gamers will be mainly shocked by the VRAM requirements.
Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

84% Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

Kaby-Lake upgrade. The Nexoc G734IV is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that smoothly runs all current games on the matte Full HD display. Users who enjoy upgrading can install additional hardware in the computer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Eurocom "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

Eurocom launches "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

This newsletter that made its debut on Valentine's Day provides regular technology updates and is part of a campaign that also involves customers in the development of the company's future products.
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Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

86% Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

The aliens are back. We did not have the chance to review the first edition of the Alienware 15 R3 (Skylake + Pascal), but we can finally have a look at the promising gaming notebook with the Kaby Lake update. How does the 15-inch system hold up against the competition?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
MSI GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

86% MSI GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

A balanced gaming laptop. MSI also uses the GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card in the GT62VR 7RE. The processor is new: Kaby Lake is used now. The rest of the features is also alright: IPS display, SSD+HDD, and 16 GB of RAM.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
The GPD Win is a 5.5" Windows 10 PC aimed at gamers on the go. (Source. GPD.hk)

GPD updates Win mini PC

The pocket-sized PC gets some notable improvements, including a faster Intel Atom processor and a higher quality keyboard.
The 14-inch Razer Blade's touch panel was in dire need of an update.

Razer Blade 14 gets Kaby Lake CPU, new 4K display

Razer has finally updated the QHD+ IGZO panel on their 14-inch Blade with a new UHD (4k) panel as well as swapped out the i7-6700HQ for its 7th generation Kaby Lake counterpart. The Kaby Lake processor should help battery life, but the 4K display is likely to severely punish the Blade's 70WHr battery.
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Nvidia's comprehensive lineup of high-end GPU offerings based on its Pascal architecture seem to be bearing fruit. (Source: Reuters)

Nvidia's quarterly revenue surges for a second straight quarter

Bolstered by strong growth in the gaming sector, Nvidia closed out 2016 with its second consecutive quarter of over 50 percent growth. The company is also seeing significant growth in other businesses such as its self-driving vehicle systems and data centers.
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review

80% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review

Gaming companion with stamina. Dell has equipped the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming series with cutting-edge hardware and not only convinces us in terms of performance but also surprises us with an exemplary battery life. We are impressed - but not with the display.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Eurocom announces 780 W external PSU for notebooks

Eurocom announces 780 W external PSU for notebooks

This specialized 2.9-pound AC adapter for high-performance notebooks can output over 10x the power of your standard Ultrabook adapter.
MSI GL62M 7RD-077 Notebook Review

78% MSI GL62M 7RD-077 Notebook Review

Entry-level Gaming Laptop. MSI's entry-level model into the gaming world costs about 1050 Euros (~$1117). You will get a well-equipped 15.6-inch notebook for this price. Its main weaknesses are the display, the battery runtimes and the automatic fan control. MSI should at least improve the latter.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Azor tweeted that though they would begin certifying the XPS series for eGPUs, it will take at least a month to assess feasibility. (Source: Twitter)

Dell will begin certifying XPS notebooks for external graphics: Frank Azor

Alienware and XPS GM Frank Azor has stated that due to demand from customers, they will start to seek external graphics certification for their popular XPS line of notebooks. Without certification, newer graphics enclosures with the TI83 controller will not be able to connect.
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Acer unveils curved 37.5-inch XR382CQK monitor with FreeSync

Acer unveils curved 37.5-inch XR382CQK monitor with FreeSync

The massive monitor is even larger than the 35-inch HP Omen X 35 and comes with many of the same features including full sRGB coverage, UWQHD resolution, and a similar $1300 USD asking price.
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Nintendo Switch hybrid console to come without web browser app and video streaming support

Nintendo Switch to lack a web browser and video streaming support

Although the Wii U browser is quite capable, the Nintendo Switch will not have such an app at launch, confirms the company's CEO. Sadly, this hybrid console will not offer support for video streaming apps, either.
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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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Gigabyte P55W v6 Notebook Review

82% Gigabyte P55W v6 Notebook Review

Focused on the essentials. Gigabyte's newest version of ttheir P55W hasn't really changed that much. While the predecessor used a GeForce GTX 970M, the new model is equipped with a GTX 1060 - and that's a very noticeable difference.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Gameband brings the classic Atari 2600 to smartwatches. (Source: Gameband Kickstarter)

The Gameband aims to put Pong on your wrist

The smartwatch runs a version of Android specially tuned for playing games. So far, the Gameband supports some original Atari 2600 games and the indie game Terraria.
MSI GE62/GE72 and GS63/GS73 now shipping with GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPU options

MSI GE62/GE72 and GS63/GS73 now shipping with GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPU options

The traditionally super-thin high-end GS Ghost series is going mainstream with the GeForce GTX 1050 starting at about 1800 Euros.
HP Omen 17 (GTX 1060) Notebook Review

82% HP Omen 17 (GTX 1060) Notebook Review

Well-balanced. At a purchase price of almost 1300 Euros (~$1390), the Omen 17 w100ng is presently the cheapest device within its lineup. This slightly lower-performance model also renders games smoothly on its matte Full HD panel. The Omen offers a very good battery life for a gaming laptop.
Intel Core i5-6300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
The mobile VR headset arena will soon be heating up as the Gear VR will have to compete with the cheaper Google Daydream. (Source: Wired)

Samsung Gear VR represents over 70% of all VR headsets shipped in 2016

Being the first VR headset out the gate, along with wide availability and low cost, allowed Samsung's headset to ahead of the other headset vendors before their competing devices hit the shelves.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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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.
The most powerful Pascal GPU to-date, but it's not designed for gaming. (Source: Ars Technica)

NVIDIA Quadro GP100 is now coming to workstations

NVIDIA's newest GPU targets the high-end CAD/CAE market, allowing users to get the most accuracy and reliability for programs where such features are an absolute necessity, such as complex engineering simulations.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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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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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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As the gaming industry grows, so does demand for the best hardware money can buy. (Source: PC World)

Micron is accelerating the release of GDDR6 graphics memory to meet demand

GDDR6, which is said to be 30% faster than the currently popular GDDR5 memory, will now roll out at the end of this year, but it's not clear when we'll be able to find them in our GPUs.
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The 2016/2017 design doesn't do much to raise the Omen above its black and red plastic competitors. (Source: HP)

HP updates the Omen 15 gaming laptop with Pascal and Kaby Lake

HP's Omen 15 gaming notebook has been updated with a Kaby Lake CPU i7 CPU and options of either the GTX 1050 or 1050Ti.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition retro game console sales

Nintendo has sold over 1.5 million NES Classic Edition consoles

The affordable mini console with 30 classic titles pre-installed that ships with a controller similar to the original NES controller managed to record over than 1.5 million units sold.
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With over 125 million active users, Valve's Steam digital distribution platform is the largest digital storefront for PC games. (Source: Unknown)

Valve and other publishers under EU investigation for region-locking games

Valve, Bandai Namco, Zenimax, Capcom, Focus Home, and Koch Media are under investigation by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices due to region-locking games within the EU.
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MSI GT72VR Dragon Edition now available with GTX 1070 GPU

The exclusive GT72 Red Dragon SKU is coming back with Kaby Lake and Pascal for a starting price of about 2400 Euros.
The Shield Pro has 500 GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA Shield Pro now available

For $299, the Shield Pro brings much more storage (500 GB) and support for microSD cards. However, the Pro is equipped with the same Tegra X1 processor as the entry-level Shield TV.
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The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

February 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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Nintendo Switch gaming tablet online access fee to be less than $30 USD per year

Nintendo Switch online access to cost less than $2.5 USD a month

According to Nintendo's president, the online play for the Switch hybrid gaming console does not come for free. However, it is around two times cheaper than Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.
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Take-Two Interactive acquires Social Point, creators of Monster Legends and Dragon City

Take-Two Interactive buys Social Point

One year after its rival Activision acquired Candy Crush Saga publisher King, Take-Two Interactive enters the free-to-play mobile game industry by taking over Spanish mobile game developer Social Point.
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Asia spends almost twice the amount of money on games as North America and Europe combined. (Source: SuperData)

Mobile gaming revenue now makes more than the global box office

Gaming leaders such as Nintendo and Activision-Blizzard have already recognized the vast potential of this market and are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Mobile gaming now accounts for half of the global digital games market.
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The OnePlus 3T has been found to have cheated on benchmarking tools like AnTuTu. (Source: Phone Arena)

OnePlus and Meizu caught cheating on benchmarks

Both companies' flagships were found to maintain high clock speeds instead of idling based on which app was currently opened. This happened with benchmarking apps like Geekbench and AnTuTu.
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Gigabyte P57X v7 Gaming Notebook Review

81% Gigabyte P57X v7 Gaming Notebook Review

Marginally improved. Not much has changed since the last Gigabyte P57X we reviewed. But with a newer Kaby Lake CPU, more RAM, and a greatly improved 4K display, is this perhaps the one to own?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.4 kg
Nintendo made a $569 million profit over the holidays. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo financial highlights: Pokemon pays big, hardware sales slow

Nintendo hit it big this holiday season with Pokemon Sun and Moon, while Wii U sales continued to falter. Smartphone app sales were mixed.
Pac-Man, one of the most popular video game characters of all time, came into development under the leadership of Masaya Nakamura. (Source: PacMan.com)

Farewell to a legend: NAMCO founder Masaya Nakamura has passed away

The Founder and CEO of NAMCO brought joy to millions with arcade hits like Pac-Man, Galaxian, and Pole Position.
Nintendo Switch hybrid console might sell 12 million units in Japan

Nintendo expected to sell 12 million Switch consoles in Japan

A study that appears overly optimistic at this stage shows that almost 11 percent of Japan's population will buy the Nintendo Switch console, which means over 12 million units.
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AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)

2048 Polaris cores, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 7000MHz
The classic PC game Myst is now available on Android. (Source: Google Play Store - realMyst)

Classic adventure game Myst now available on Android

The venerable PC adventure game finally comes to Android devices for an immersive gaming experience on the go.
Schenker XMG A507 and A707 now available with Kaby Lake and GTX 1050 Ti

Schenker XMG A507 and A707 now available with Kaby Lake and GTX 1050 Ti

Prices for the 15.6-inch A507 and 17.3-inch A707 start at 1050 Euros and 1150 Euros, respectively, with NVMe SSD and Intel Optane options.

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