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Eve V: Specs of the Surface killer are final

A week after we first told you about the Eve V, the first crowd sourced 2-in-1 laptop, the specifications have been updated and are now final. We compared them to the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft.
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Asus Transformer Book T302CA-FL010T Convertible Review

83% Asus Transformer Book T302CA-FL010T Convertible Review

Steeplechase. Asus treats its 12.5-inch Transformer Book to Intel's Skylake generation and also installs a second battery into the keyboard dock. This gives the new Transformer Book longer stamina. However, the newly gained performance cannot really be utilized.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Affinity Photo, a powerful photo editing tool and alternative to Photoshop, is now available for Windows. (Source: Affinity Photo)

Serif's Affinity Photo app now available for Windows as a beta

Serif's Affinity Photo, named by Apple as the best app for Macs in 2015, was recently made available as a beta for Windows. Could this move encourage creatives to leave Photoshop behind for a cheaper alternative?
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

In the shadow of Battlefield 1. Activision launches the latest part of the extremely successful Call of Duty series almost immediately after the launch of EA's excellent World War I shooter. In this benchmark test, we will check whether the graphics can keep up with the main rival or if we are dealing with another frame rate fiasco similar to the predecessor Black Ops 3.
Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895 (Core i3) Notebook Review

80% Acer TravelMate P249-M-3895 (Core i3) Notebook Review

Cheap business laptop. Acer offers the TravelMate P249-M for 550 Euros (~$600). This 14-inch notebook is quiet, packs good battery life and it has a three-year warranty. In addition, this TravelMate has keyboard lighting and a free M.2 slot.
Intel Core i3-6100U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE Convertible Review

Surface Follower. A 2-in-1 following in the footsteps of the MS Surface Pro 4 will likely be compared to it. Lenovo's convertible features better connectivity and a better SSD, but the display and the cameras are lacking.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.2" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

November 2016 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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Aorus X7 v6 Notebook Review

85% Aorus X7 v6 Notebook Review

Soaring High. Gigabyte wants to join the ranks of Acer, Asus, Alienware, Clevo and MSI by producing high-end notebooks. The gaming expert has grown the Aorus brand into a symbol for powerful gaming PCs. We have looked at the X7 v6 and were impressed with what we found.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Asus Transformer 3 Pro Windows convertible now available via Amazon

Asus Transformer 3 Pro hits Amazon

This 12.6-inch convertible can be purchased for $1,499 USD with a setup that includes a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 6500U processor, 16 GB RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. A Surface Pro 4 with the same specs is $400 USD more expensive.
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The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

November 2016 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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Asus Zenbook UX330UA Notebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX330UA Notebook Review

Elegant long-runner. The new Zenbook by Asus inherits the best qualities of the series, such as a superb casing and low weight. Apart from the somewhat mediocre input devices, it does not present many shortcomings especially not in the fantastic battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Acer TravelMate P249-M-5452 (Core i5, Full HD) Notebook Review

82% Acer TravelMate P249-M-5452 (Core i5, Full HD) Notebook Review

Entry-level business companion. This 14-inch Acer model has a lot to offer: simple upgrade options, good battery life, fast SSD and a reliable keyboard. The screen is the only weak point of this package: a TN panel with poor viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 2.1 kg
The Dell concept phone leaked by Evan Blass might never see the light of day.

Windows 10 on your phone: Dell's interesting concept phone

New pictures leaked by Evan Blass reveal a Windows concept phone allegedly created by Dell that is powered by an Intel processor, running ab x86-version of Windows 10. It might never see the light of day.
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Windows Insiders get their hands on an early version of the redesigned 3D Paint app.

New Microsoft Windows 10-Insider-Build brings 3D Paint & Unified Updates

Microsoft's newly released Windows Insider Build 14959 already includes a few features that were announced for the Creators Update in March 2017. Apart from the redesigned 3D Paint app, Microsoft also integrated a better Windows Update-Version called Unified Update Platform.
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Lenovo Yoga Book 2016 Windows 64GB LTE Convertible Review

86% Lenovo Yoga Book 2016 Windows 64GB LTE Convertible Review

Sketchbook for creators. Not satisfied with stylus inputting on a tablet? Lenovo now has the handy solution for all creative minds: Write with ink on paper and work digitally, anyway. The 10-millimeter Book is not an all-rounder, but it can do more than just digitize ink. Find out what this is in our detailed report.
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 695 g
Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D Convertible Review

82% Acer Spin 7 SP714-51-M09D Convertible Review

Ultra thin, ultra quiet. Acer's 14-inch system with a thickness of just 11 millimeters certainly looks nice. However, the stability reaches its limits, although the maintainability is great in return. The Kaby Lake ULV is no performance miracle, and it is pretty disappointing compared to its predecessor. Read our review to find out why the display is great but still gets a point deduction.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

November 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Windows 10: Market-share stagnates without free upgrade (Picture: Netmarketshare)

Windows 10: Market-share stagnates without free upgrade

Bad news for Microsoft: After the free upgrade-offer is gone, the market share of Windows 10 is no longer increasing. This is revealed by the newest usage-share numbers from Statcounter and NetMarketshare.
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HP Omen 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070) Notebook Review

82% HP Omen 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 1070) Notebook Review

Omen meets Pascal. After other manufacturers of high-end laptops already equipped their systems with the latest Nvidia GPU generation, HP now follows with the Omen series and launches a gaming machine for an appealing price. But is the price-performance ratio right? We will find out.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Kangaroo modular notebook hits the market November 2016

Kangaroo modular notebook hits the market

This notebook comes as a shell with a screen, battery and keyboard, next to a module containing the processor, storage, memory, and operating system. It retails for $300 USD and its specs include a Cherry Trail processor, 2 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
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A prototype of the Dell Smart Desk, which Dell will officially announce at CES 2017. (Source: Dell)

Dell unveils alternative to Microsoft's Surface Studio

With the announcement of the Surface Studio and Surface Dial, Microsoft has intrigued consumers with an innovative computing experience. However, Dell has recently unveiled an alternative to the Surface Studio they've been developing since 2014.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best office/business 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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Microsoft no longer restocking Surface 3 tablets

Microsoft no longer restocking Surface 3 tablets

Dropping the less expensive Surface 3 would leave only the pricier Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio models available.
Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade Stealth (i7-7500U) Notebook Review

Successful Debut. The subnotebook for gamers - introduced at CES this year - receives an update to Intel's Kaby Lake CPU-generation. The subtle performance increase is welcome, especially in conjunction with the Razer Core eGPU. Razer recently announced the availability of the new Blade Stealth and Razer Core in Germany and many other parts of Europe - good news indeed.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA Notebook Review

75% HP 250 G5 SP X0N33EA Notebook Review

Generation change. Higher processing performance, finally a Full HD display and a faster storage device turn HP's new notebook into a true office all-rounder. Despite these new features, the laptop has also inherited disadvantageous properties.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX360UA vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Vaio Z Flip

Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX360UA vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Vaio Z Flip

Flagship convertibles. These 13-inch 2-in-1s are thin and light enough to potentially replace both your existing laptop and tablet. The new Kaby Lake Spectre x360 13 is perhaps the strongest contender in the category yet.
Battlefield 1 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Battlefield 1 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great visuals. Battlefield once again shows how nice a video game can look nowadays. We will find out what that means for the system requirements for notebooks as well as desktop systems.
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
HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT (Celeron N3060, HD) Notebook Review

76% HP 250 G5 Y1V08UT (Celeron N3060, HD) Notebook Review

Cheap and slow. The 6 W Celeron CPU makes for a subpar Windows 10 experience even when equipped with a primary SSD. Quiet operation and long battery life are the main benefits for such a low-power configuration.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Microsoft Surface Studio AiO with 28-inch touch display and Intel Core Skylake processors

Microsoft Surface Studio AiO now official

This new AiO desktop PC has a generous 28-inch PixelSense touch display, uses a discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapter with up to 4 GB VRAM, a Skylake Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, as well as up to 32 GB of memory.
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Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T Notebook Review

83% Asus Zenbook UX510UW-CN044T Notebook Review

All-rounder with gaming qualities. With the Zenbook UX510UW, Asus has created a successful compromise of a good gaming laptop and all-rounder for everyday use. The slim laptop pleases with a good configuration and good rates. However, the laptop has its shortcomings.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2 kg
MSI GT73VR 6RF Titan Notebook Review

86% MSI GT73VR 6RF Titan Notebook Review

A souped-up GT72. We checked out the GT73VR last month in its 1080p and GTX 1070 configuration and were blown away by its performance and workmanship. The pricier 4K UHD and 1080 SKU is even better, but it makes some sacrifices regarding contrast and colors.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Asus ZenBook UX360UA Convertible Review

82% Asus ZenBook UX360UA Convertible Review

Shaky candidate. The basically good and very long-running premium-range convertible stumbles - of all things - over its redesigned hinges. The manufacturer will have to rework this feature since a shaky display prevents using it in the Laptop Mode. That is all that has to be criticized since the new ZenBook has a lot to offer.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu Celsius H760 Workstation Review

86% 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
Face Off: MSI GS63VR vs. Aorus X5S v5 vs. Aorus X5 v6

Face Off: MSI GS63VR vs. Aorus X5S v5 vs. Aorus X5 v6

Super-slim gaming. The GS63VR is one of the thinnest notebooks with GTX 1060 graphics, but how does it compare to the GTX 980M and GTX 1070 in the Aorus X5S v5 and X5 v6? Our measurements show the performance and power consumption gaps between these popular Maxwell and Pascal systems.
Huawei: Two bigger Matebooks planned for 2017?

Huawei: Two bigger Matebooks planned for 2017?

This year, Huawei launched its first PC, the Matebook. Next year, the Chinese company may plan to expand its PC portfolio. The rumors speak of two new models, although its unclear which form-factor these models will have - Convertible or Ultrabook.
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Razer announces high-end gaming laptop Razer Blade Pro

Razer announces High-End Gaming Laptop Razer Blade Pro

The desktop in your laptop: Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB PCIe SSD storage, 4K-display with G-Sync support as well as a mechanical keyboard. What sounds like components from a powerful gaming PC is actually crammed into a chassis that is just 22 millimeters thin. But can this work? We already had the chance to take a closer look at the device in a first hands-on.
Razer now livestreaming pre-announcement event on Twitch

Razer now livestreaming pre-announcement event on Twitch

The California-based gaming company is expected to announce a host of new Razer Blade SKUs based on Pascal and Kaby Lake.
HP Spectre x360 13 w023dx Convertible Review

85% HP Spectre x360 13 w023dx Convertible Review

Best Spectre convertible yet. The 13-inch Spectre x360 series has received a full-blown refresh in time for Kaby Lake and the results are nothing short of impressive.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

87% MSI GT83VR 6RE Titan SLI Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Superlative. If the price is not important and you want the maximum amount of performance, the MSI GT83VR is currently the best solution for fans of desktop replacements. The 18-inch gaming laptop is equipped with two Pascal GPUs in an SLI system. The other components are also state of the art. Our review will show whether the cooling system can handle demanding 3D workloads.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
HP ProBook 655 G2 T9X09ET Notebook Review

81% HP ProBook 655 G2 T9X09ET Notebook Review

AMD @Business. Around 790 Euros (~$873) has to be put on the table for the ProBook 655 G2. For that, you get a business notebook which delights with good input devices, a robust casing and low operating noise. Unfortunately, it disappoints once again with the screen.
AMD Pro A8-8600B | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261 Notebook Review

84% Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M-7261 Notebook Review

A rounded bundle. Acer's slim laptop pleases with an elegant aluminum casing. The configuration is also fitting: IPS panel, fast processor, SSD. The good battery life, backlit keyboard, and a three-year warranty supplement this.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.5 kg
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"
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Android tablet now with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, and gold finish

New Samsung Galaxy TabPro S model now available

BestBuy has just introduced a gold Galaxy TabPro S model which also doubles the amount of memory of the variants available until now. It carries a price tag of $999.99 USD (with free shipping included) and is also available at most BestBuy retail locations.
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Teclast TBook 12 dual-boot Windows & Android convertible tablet

Teclast prepping new tablets with Apollo Lake processors

This Chinese maker of affordable portables will soon unveil a lineup of tablets powered by Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processors, but at least one new model with a Core i5 under the hood is also expected to show up.
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Mafia 3 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mafia 3 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Interesting scenario with technical issues. One thing right away: You will be disappointed if you expect triple-A graphics from “Mafia 3”. The visual quality of the open-world game is average at best. Our benchmark test will show whether this is at least good news for users of low-end and mainstream PCs.
Acer Swift 7 Windows notebook with Intel Kaby Lake processor

Acer Swift 3 and Swift 7 now available

The Acer Swift lineup of Windows notebooks was introduced back in August, and now the Skylake-driven Swift 3 and the Kaby Lake-powered Swift 7 are both available for purchase.
FIFA 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

FIFA 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Engine Switch. Every year, football fans get to choose between the two giants, Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA. The latter has just been released in its 17th iteration with gleaming graphics. We ran FIFA 17 on multiple notebook and desktop GPUs to check how well the game runs.
HP Elite x3 Lap Dock now available in the US for $599 USD

HP Elite x3 Lap Dock hits the market

While this accessory turns the phablet into a regular notebook, it also has a rather high price - no less than $599 USD.
HP Envy 13 Kaby Lake 2016 update now available for purchase

HP Envy 13 gets Kaby Lake processors

The updated variant of the premium notebook that made its debut back in 2015 now features a faster processor and a bigger battery, but also a slightly lower starting price.

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