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The 17.3-inch workhorse will launch next month with Intel Xeon processor options and Quadro GPUs up to the P5000.
AMD Ryzen 5 revealed as competitor to Intel's Core i5
AMD has revealed its Ryzen 5 series of chips ranging from US$169 to US$249. As the name suggests, AMD is pitching the Ryzen 5 as a superior choice to Intel's i5 7600K.
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.
Overclockers, start your engines! G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2017
Overclockers can compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The first qualifying round opens from March 17 to April 18 on hwbot.org.
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.
Surface Hub, meet Google Jamboard
Google has announced that its collaborative computing effort, the 55-inch Surface Hub competitor known as the "Google Jamboard", will be available in May of this year for US$4999, plus a US$600 yearly management fee. It is still significantly cheaper than Microsoft's US$9000 55-inch Surface Hub.
HP's EliteOne 800 G3 is a striking all-in-one business PC with micro-bezels
HP has launched a sleek and stylish all-in-one PC for business called the EliteOne 800 G3. The AIO features a strong design with tiny bezels, a pop-out Windows Hello camera, and a Bang & Olufsen-tuned speaker bar that matches the modern design language of their other products.
"Continuum"-style feature to be added to Remix OS
Jide has revealed plans to make RemixOS a Continuum-like feature for Android phones.
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.
Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enthusiasts bring classic ThinkPad designs to the modern era
Classic ThinkPads are alive and well thanks to some dedicated enthusiasts in China. With a completely custom-made motherboard, 1400 x 1050 IPS panel, Broadwell CPU, and updated ports, the X62 is a modern laptop in retro clothing.
Confirmed: Lenovo ThinkPad T470, T470s will have Thunderbolt 3, but T470p will not
Lenovo has confirmed that press release images showing the T470p with a Thunderbolt 3 port were a mistake, and that only the dual-core T470 and T470s will have Thunderbolt 3. This is bad news for ThinkPad fans who were hoping to use a T470 with an external GPU.
Nostalgia Nerd's documentary on the Commodore Amiga, "Amiga Story", fully released
Retro-computing YouTuber Nostalgia Nerd has released the concluding part of his two-part documentary on the rise and fall of the Commodore Amiga: Part one explores the history and genesis of the beloved family of computers throughout the 1980s, while part two focuses on its struggles and eventual downfall in the 1990s.
Apple will update MacBooks with more RAM, Kaby Lake CPUs: Ming-Chi Kuo
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple is planning to upgrade their existing 13 and 15-inch notebooks with Kaby Lake as well as add two new laptops: a 12-inch MacBook and a higher-end 15-inch MacBook with 32 GB of RAM.
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.
Nvidia: New Quadro-GPUs for mobile workstations introduced
After the CES has ended, Nvidia has announced the newest mobile workstation GPUs. The new Quadro-GPUs will be used in upcoming workstations, unfortunately, not all of them are based on Pascal.
Dell's refreshed XPS 15 9560 with GTX 1050 and fingerprint scanner now up for order
The Dell XPS 15 9560, the much-awaited update to the XPS 15 9550, is finally up for order through Dell. The 9560 update brings Kaby Lake CPUs, Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, fingerprint scanning, and Windows Hello support to everyone's favorite thin-and-light desktop replacement laptop.
Dell now offers Ubuntu-based developer versions of new Precision workstations
Dell's 3520, 5520, 7520, and 5720 Precision Workstations will all have the option of shipping with Ubuntu 16.07 LTS. The 3520 is available now, while the others are coming over the next few months.
CES 2017 | Dell announces Precision 7720 with Pascal Quadro GPUs
The manufacturer has revealed Pascal-based Quadro workstations for launch next month ahead of Nvidia's own next generation Quadro announcement.
CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs
Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
CES 2017 | Aorus teases X9 gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard, G-Sync, and SLI
Aorus has teased a concept for a new 17-inch notebook, the x9. More powerful than the x7, the x9 will be powered by two Nvidia GPUs in SLI.
CES 2017 | Razer shows off concept notebook with three 4K displays
Razer is seeing triple with Project Valerie, the "world's first triple display laptop." While still in concept, the project is an exciting peak into what may be possible in the future.
CES 2017 | OWC dock for MacBook Pro adds ports, storage, and thickness
Mac upgrade manufacturer OWC has shown off a prototype of a dock at CES 2017. The OWC DEC attaches seamlessly to the bottom of your 13 or 15-inch MacBook pro to add some serious upgradability.
CES 2017 | MSI unveils new line of workstation notebooks
The powerful mobile workstations feature 7th generation Intel processor and the latest Quadro graphics cards from Nvidia.
CES 2017 | Asus VivoPC X: a compact VR-ready desktop for US$799
Asus has announced the VivoPC X, a compact VR-ready desktop, designed to be a relatively portable VR solution.
(updated) XPS 9350/9550's Thunderbolt 3 may be hardwired at TB2 speeds
Schematics of the XPS 9350 show that its TB3 controller is hardware-limited to speeds half of those advertised. This may affect all notebooks with a single TB3 port, including the XPS 9360, 9550, 9560, M5510, and M5520.
HTC says that the Vive 2 will not be announced at CES
Unfortunately, rumors saying that HTC will announce the successor to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset during CES 2017 this coming week, have been refuted by HTC.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics
The workstation/gaming notebook begins shipping this January 4th with a Core i7-7700K for a starting price of about $1800 USD.
ASUS dethrones the Razer Blade Pro with the ROG GX501, world's thinnest laptop with GTX 1080?
ASUS may have designed the world's thinnest laptop with a GTX 1080 inside, measuring only 16.65mm thick—if sources are to be believed.
HTC Vive 2 could be wireless with 4K resolution displays
The Vive is barely a year old, but the inevitable second generation headset may bring a host of technical improvements for a demonstration as early as next month.
Dell leaks Precision 5000 series with i5-7300HQ, i5-7440HQ, and i7-7700HQ options
Like the recent Kaby Lake XPS 13 9360 update to the Skylake XPS 13 9350, the Precision 5520 will likely be the minor Kaby Lake update to the existing Precision 5510 Skylake SKUs.
XPS 15 9560 official: GTX 1050, Kaby Lake, fingerprint scanner, and Windows Hello
Dell has gone official with the XPS 15 9560, and it does not disappoint. Changes include a GTX 1050, Kaby Lake, fingerprint scanner, Windows Hello, and Killer Wi-Fi card. Thanks to the updated Pascal graphics, GPU-intensive tasks should run approximately 50% faster than the previous generation.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ: First benchmarks of the Core i7-6700HQ successor
The Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ is the successor of the popular high-end processor Skylake Core i7-6700HQ and will be released early next year during CES 2017. First benchmarks reveal a small improvement in speed.
Microsoft Surface Hub shipping again; back in stock
After months of backlogs and supply issues, Microsoft reports that the Hub is back in stock and has shipped to over 2000 customers in 24 markets, with some customers ordering 1500 units.
Qualcomm takes aim at Intel's Xeon with new 48-core server chip
Qualcomm has announced the 48-core Centriq 2400 ARMv8 processor; the first server-grade cpu to be built using a 10-nm manufacturing process.
Q3 PC shipments beat expectations by 2 points; still down 2.1% on-year: IDC
Market intelligence firm IDC sees strong improvement in thin and convertible laptop shipments for Q3 2016, beating expectations by a wide margin. As a result, the projection of the (still declining) market has improved from a 7.2% to a 6.4% decline.
Gigabyte releases updated Aero 14 with GTX 1060
Gigabyte's battery-packed (94.24 Wh) Aero14 has been upgraded with a VR-Ready GTX 1060. Other specs include a QHD IPS display, storage up to 1TB m.2 PCIE SSD, and RAM up to 32 GB DDR4-2400.
Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability
Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
Samsung might sell its PC business to Lenovo
Not long after selling its printer business to HP for about $1 billion, it looks like Samsung is now in talks with Lenovo, a giant apparently interested in acquiring its PC business.
HP unveils Z2 Mini PC for workstation users
The mini PC packs both a Xeon CPU and an Nvidia Quadro GPU in a package measuring just 5.8 cm thick and 21.5 cm in length for a starting price of about 1000 Euros.
AMD announces availability of Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards
Announced in July, AMD's Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have finally started shipping to retailers. Are the workstation-grade cards an improvement on the previous FirePro line?
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks
November 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Fujitsu Celsius H760 Workstation Review
Great success. The Fujitsu Celsius H760 is a successful example of a classic workstation. Performance, flexibility, quality and ergonomics are the most important characteristics. Our in-depth review shows what else you can expect from the test model.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M2000M | 15.6" | 3 kg
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M2000M | 15.6" | 3 kg
Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download
Nicknamed "Yakkety Yak," this new release aims to enforce Ubuntu's position as the leading Linux for the cloud, including Hybrid Cloud Operations and Unity 8 developer preview, as well as multiple tweaks and optimizations.
Lenovo ThinkPad P70-20ER000XUS Workstation Review
Pricey yet powerful. Lenovo’s latest P70 configuration features an Intel Xeon Skylake CPU and bumps the GPU to an NVIDIA M4000M, while also introducing NVMe SSD storage. How do these upgrades affect overall performance? And is this still a workstation worth considering today?
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M4000M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M4000M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
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