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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: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
 

80% HP Pavilion 15t X7P44AV (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Budget-friendly gaming. HP's Pavilion 15 features a no-frills design and comes in many different configurations. Equipped with a quad-core CPU and a dedicated GPU, the multimedia allrounder is more than adequate for casual gaming as well.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Asus Strix GL702VSK (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% Asus Strix GL702VSK (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Hot stuff! The Asus GL702VSK is one of many options for gamers hunting power in a portable package. Equipped with high-end components in a relatively thin and light chassis, the notebook brings high details in modern titles without breaking backs. Can the device keep its cool, or will it melt under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
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Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3600 - 4200 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core i5-7600K SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3800 - 4200 MHz 14nm
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
HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Hardly any changes. HP now ships its business notebooks with Kaby Lake processors as well, but the rest is pretty much unchanged. This is also the case for the display, which is quite bright, but it disappoints in all other areas.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

A worthy successor? After Lenovo delivered a good outcome in the business sector with its ThinkPad 13 last year, the manufacturer now sends the successor based on Kaby Lake CPUs into the race. We examined whether Lenovo is successful and has listened to our complaints concerning the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

Compact gamer. Schenker's 14-inch device runs all games smoothly on the matte IPS display. The features are good as well, with an NVMe SSD and HDD combination, 16 GB of RAM, and a good keyboard on-board. An LTE/UMTS modem can also be installed in the computer if needed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 2.1 kg
Test Toshiba Portégé X20W

88% Toshiba Portégé X20W (7600U, 512 GB) Convertible Review

360 degrees on a diet. Toshiba saves in terms of weight. The X20W is lighter than every other 360-degree convertible and even lighter than most tablets with a keyboard dock. Do stability and cooling come up short?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1 kg
Fujitsu announces Lifebook U937 and S937 business notebooks

CeBIT 2017 | Fujitsu announces 13.3-inch Lifebook U937 and S937 starting at 1650 Euros

The super-light S937 will come in at just under 1 kg while the U937 promises double-digit battery life with its modular secondary battery.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The CI549 Nano is a passively cooled mini PC made for businesses. (Source: ZOTAC)

Zotac set to release business-centric mini PCs at CeBIT 2017

The small form factor PCs are meant for business professionals and sport features like Intel AMT and Intel UNITE.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer Edition (i5-7600K, 4K UHD, GTX 1080, MSI 16L13) Laptop Review

Notebook gaming with desktop Kaby Lake. A notebook equipped with a standard LGA 1151 socket may sound super-powerful, but the benefits are minimal compared to the drawbacks that entail.
Intel Core i5-7600K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 X (7820HK, FHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

It's getting hot! The Acer Predator X is the extremely powerful "luxury edition" of the regular Predator 17. Are the components well-balanced and is the performance sufficient for a spot in our Top 10 ranking?
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

88% Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

A tower PC dressed up as a notebook. While most manufacturers’ gaming laptops feature mobile processors and a soldered-on GPU, Schenker Technologies have taken a different route with their 17-inch XMG U727 and equipped the mammoth with a desktop CPU and an MXM graphics card. Whether this approach is successful or not is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5 kg
The Ryzen 5 looks to offer price-competitive performance across the low to mid-range. (Source: AMD)

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.
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
Source: G.SKILL

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.
Eurocom Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-end laptop with up to Intel Core i7 7700K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics

Eurocom launches Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-performance laptop

This new Kaby Lake-powered notebook comes with a desktop processor, up to 64 GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics, as well as up to 14 TB storage via five drives. The price starts at $2,499 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware and software options chosen.
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Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

80% Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Pricey budget gamer. Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a well-built chassis with some nice extras, but are these factors worth the additional cost?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Dell Latitude 7280 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Dell Latitude 7280 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Smaller and sleeker. Dell’s latest 7000 series ultraportable migrates even further toward high-end consumer-grade luxury, even while maintaining most of what sets a business-grade machine apart from its mass market brethren. Does it remain a top contender?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 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
Lenovo MiiX 720 Windows 2-in-1 now available for 1200 Euros

Lenovo MiiX 720 Windows 2-in-1 now available for 1200 Euros

The new Lenovo tablet will have both Thunderbolt 3 and a higher resolution display to give it the leg up over the similarly-priced Surface Pro 4.
Asus ZenBook UX310UA (7500U, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% Asus ZenBook UX310UA (7500U, Full HD) Laptop Review

A beautiful machine! Asus isn't letting their products fall behind the times: the ZenBook series is now available with processors from the new Kaby Lake generation. Read on to find out how much of a performance boost the upgrade provides.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Mid-range workhorse. Dell's business-oriented 14-inch Latitude 5480 is a rather unassuming notebook with a host of security features and configuration options. Its standout feature is without a doubt the stellar battery life, but compared to the predecessor, the display brightness has taken a major hit.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

The Taiwanese manufacturer will be showing off its lineup of notebooks and motherboards with live events and streams.
 

89% Dell XPS 15 9560 (i7-7700HQ, UHD) Laptop Review

Massive GPU gains. Moving from the i7-6700HQ to the i7-7700HQ is the tiniest of steps forward. Moving from the GTX 960M to the GTX 1050, however, is a significant graphical leap for the XPS 15 series.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)

HP updates EliteDesk 800 business desktop line

The new lineup includes a VR-ready powerhouse, a standard business desktop in a smaller size, and a tiny mini-PC that could rival Intel's NUC.
HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

86% HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

Not without flaws. HP's 14-inch device pleases with long battery life, good input devices, a fast NVMe SSD, and low system noise. Once again, the display deserves criticism: HP has chosen a low-contrast model with narrow viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 2 kg
Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

82% Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

No-frills gaming. The FX502VM offers nearly everything that comes with the GL502VM without significantly impacting performance. The SKU with the lowest-end TN display, however, should be avoided due to its very poor contrast.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Notebook Review

84% Asus ZenBook UX310UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Notebook Review

A classy companion! In December of last year, we subjected this laptop's predecessor, the Skylake-based ZenBook, to our extensive series of tests. Now it is the Kaby Lake model's turn to come under our scrutiny. This review reveals how well Asus has harnessed the extra performance power supplied by Intel's new CPU. How much of a performance boost does the Kaby Lake processor provide, precisely?
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
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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Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

84% Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

Quintessential v7. Gigabyte's new gaming machine is aimed at players who want as much power per Euro as possible and are willing to make compromises in the configuration for this. Compared with the predecessor, the P55W v7 can primarily boast with a slightly better total performance, and a somewhat quieter and cooler system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

86% Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

Trimmed for performance. For extremely demanding gamers that find the performance of the 17-inch meteor G752 (GeForce GTX 1060 & GTX 1070) insufficient, Asus offers the G701, which is equipped with Nvidia's top-of-the-line model, the GeForce GTX 1080. We put the overclocked high-end notebook through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

With stamina. The latest 12.5-inch EliteBook model comes with a Kaby Lake processor, ensuring a significantly better battery life. We also liked the other features: IPS display, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and an LTE modem. However, the device has also some weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible with Kaby Lake processor and up to 8 GB RAM

MWC 2017 | Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible now official

The new convertible comes in 10.6-inch and 12-inch sizes, both powered by Kaby Lake processors and using a fanless design, capable of providing up to 10 hours of autonomy on a single charge.
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HP Pavilion 17t-ab200 Notebook Review

79% HP Pavilion 17t-ab200 Notebook Review

Pascal Pavilion… HP has updated their Pavilion 17 with Kaby Lake and Pascal, which should provide better performance, longer battery life, and more thermal headroom. Is the Pavilion 17t-ab200 a budget gaming machine worth considering?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
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
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T Convertible Review

86% Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T Convertible Review

Stylish, slim, enduring. With the ZenBook Flip UX360UAK, Asus delivers a stylish and slim 13.3-inch convertible that can boast with an outstanding battery life. The configuration is also good: SSD, IPS panel, backlit keyboard. The whistling fan is an annoyance. This flaw should not appear in a 1000-Euro ($1061) device.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP ProBook 650 G3 Z2W44ET Notebook Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G3 Z2W44ET Notebook Review

Stingy in features. The ProBook delivers good input devices, long battery runtimes, and a low system noise. The display will not win any prizes: HP incorporated a low-contrast model with narrow viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The lowest tier R7 1700's strong performance, fair price, and low TDP make it a compelling offering. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen lineup officially released with full specs and pricing

The Ryzen lineup includes the 65W R7 1700, 95W 1700X, and 95W 1800X, which are priced at US$330, US$400, and US$500 respectively.
HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

Better yet? HP's 2017 version of the Spectre x360 15-inch convertible features a latest-generation Intel processor alongside a switch to discrete graphics. The updated design incorporates smaller bezels a la Spectre x360 13 and the 4K display - improved over last year's model - is now the sole panel option.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
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
Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also convinced by the brilliant OLED screen.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.3" | 2.5 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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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
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
Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Benchmarks for AMD's new Ryzen 7 1700X chip have appeared on SiSoft SANDRA's benchmarking leaderboards. The chip, which may be pre-production and not fully optimized, gives a strong showing against several Xeon chips, the i7-6900K, and i7-7700K.
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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)