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A screenshot of the page shows some of the configuration options (DDR4LP was available, but not selected). (Source: Marco Bozzola)

XPS 13 9360 spotted with i7-7560U, Iris graphics

Dell's ever-popular ultrabook was spotted with some upgraded specs on Dell's Italian website before being taken down. A faster CPU/GPU was spotted, as well as DDR4LP RAM and new configuration options.
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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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Dell Vostro 15 5568 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

81% Dell Vostro 15 5568 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

Elegant business beginner. The Dell Vostro is an inexpensive 15-inch laptop for smaller companies and covers all the essentials. It is also wrapped up in a nicely designed chassis. You will have to make some compromises, but we cannot find any serious issues.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
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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The Radeon GPU would not be on-die as Intel's current HD and Iris integrated graphics are, but instead on a module. (Source: AMD)

Intel will release a CPU featuring AMD Radeon graphics: Bennett

Hard OCP Editor Kyle Bennett earlier claimed that Intel had signed a licensing agreement with AMD for graphics technology patents back in December. Now Bennett is reporting that we may actually see Intel chips with Radeon GPUs before the end of 2017.
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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.
Microsoft Outlook mobile improved calendar, now support for add-ons also available

Microsoft Outlook for iOS receives add-on support

Microsoft has just teamed up with Evernote, Giphy, Nimble, Trello, and Smartsheet to deliver the first third-party extensions to Outlook on iOS, but the road is now open to other developers as well.
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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 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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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review

Not convincing! The multimedia device from Dell convinces with good system performance thanks to Kaby Lake and dedicated GPU. However, the poor display costs important points. We will find out which device gets the best scores in the individual review sections.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD Radeon R7 M445 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP 17-y044ng Notebook Review

77% HP 17-y044ng Notebook Review

AMD office. HP's 17.3-inch device is made for users who are looking for a simple 17.3-inch notebook for home use. Accordingly, the computer comes with plenty of storage space (1 TB) and a more than sufficient amount of RAM (8 GB; dual-channel mode). However, these are all of the laptop's highlights. The list of shortcomings is more extensive.
AMD A10-9600P | AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Finally, a 2-in-1 InfinityEdge. Dell has successfully translated its award-winning XPS 13 notebook into a convertible with many of its original features intact including the design and display. Users will have to sacrifice some performance and features along the way when compared to the latest Ultrabooks.
Intel Core i7-7Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
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
Plex has acquired Watchup to bring news streaming services to the company. (Source: Plex)

Plex acquires news streaming service Watchup

The media streaming service Plex will bring reliable news streaming into the mix with the acquisition of Watchup.
The X62 updates one of the most beloved ThinkPads with a Broadwell i7, IPS screen, and modern ports. (Source: Joni Niinikoski/LCDfans)

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.
Windows market share graph by Microsoft, November 2016

Windows 10 leading the market according to Microsoft

A graph revealed by the Redmond giant showing the install base of the Windows operating systems still supported by Microsoft reveals that Windows 10 has been leading the market since last November.
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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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Microsoft released its statements for Q4 2016 on Thursday. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases Q4 2016 financials, cloud services are key

Office 365 continues to pay off for the Redmond tech giant as cloud services were the greatest contributor to revenue.
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3 Convertible Review

76% Trekstor SurfTab duo W3 Convertible Review

Low-cost convertible. Approximately 230 to 250 Euros (~$245 to ~$267) have to be ponied up for Trekstor's 11.6-inch convertible. The buyer gets a device with a Cherry Trail processor and viewing-angle stable Full HD IPS panel. The device shows weaknesses in battery life, though.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng Notebook Review

79% HP Pavilion 17-x110ng Notebook Review

17-inch multimedia notebook! Multimedia laptops are very versatile systems. HP offers a solid basis with a Kaby Lake processor and a discrete GPU. How does the package work?
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R7 M440 | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review

77% HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review

Low-cost office. HP delivers a home-office laptop with the 15-ba077ng. Its quiet system noise, low temperature development, and fast solid-state drive speak for the laptop. However, the laptop has some drawbacks. This was to be expected considering the price of approximately 450 Euros (~$482).
AMD A12-9700P | AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) | 15.6" | 2 kg
One of Intel's semiconductor fabrication plants. (Source: Oregon Live)

Intel establishing pilot plant to test 7nm manufacturing process

Intel has revealed its plans to pilot 7-nm semiconductor fabrication technologies. The pilot plant will work on perfecting the process over the next few years, and then replicate the process at its plants worldwide.
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Windows Defender and a bit of common sense may serve most people better. (Source: Miyo Van Stenis)

Uninstall your anti-virus and use Windows Defender, says veteran software engineer

Third-party anti-virus programs are doing more harm than good, says a veteran programmer. If you're running a modern Windows operating system, stick with Windows Defender.
Leaked images of what may be Surface Phones. They have yet to be confirmed, however. (Source: 1redDrop)

Microsoft's Lumia smartphone sales numbers disappoint

Windows Phone may be on its last legs, but Microsoft isn't giving up on smartphones just yet. The upcoming Surface Phone represents all of the company's hopes and dreams when it comes to the mobile market.
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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet with detachable keyboard

A new Windows tablet by Samsung gets certified

The upcoming 10-incher might debut as the Galaxy TabPro S2, no less than four different models being expected to hit the market. For now, they have only received the WiFi certifications.
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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.
Toshiba X20W-D convertible coming this February

Toshiba X20W-D convertible coming this February for over 2000 Euros

The 1.1 kg 2-in-1 notebook will come with a hefty starting price. Configurable options include up to the Kaby Lake Core i7-7600U with 512 GB of SSD storage.
Acer's gaming products sold exceptionally well in 2016 among a growing enthusiast market. (Source: CNET)

Acer has an array of niche laptops planned for 2017

From the monstrous Predator 21 X gaming notebook to the Chromebook 11 N7, Acer has a wide range of laptops coming this year looking to capitalize on a few specific markets that have become the primary drivers of the PC market as consumer demand slows.
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Wine 2.0 stable is now available for download. (Source: Wine)

Wine 2.0 open-source compatibility layer now available

Wine 2.0 is the first in a line of annual releases. The compatibility layer includes support for Microsoft Office 2013 and 64-bit Windows apps to be run in Mac OS X, among other features.
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Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G Notebook (GTX 1060 Black Edition) Review

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G Notebook (GTX 1060 Black Edition) Review

Aspire Nitro on Nitro! The Aspire Nitro is familiar, just like the GeForce GTX 1060. It is the combination of the two components that makes the Acer Aspire Nitro 2016 such an interesting device. The price is supposed to start at around 1,300 Euros, so it could be a game-changer in the entry-level gaming segment.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
High-end laptops, like this Aorus X3, have seen high growth in Western Europe and North America. (Source: Gigabyte/Aorus)

A growing Asia Pacific market helps drive PC gaming high-water mark

A growing Asia-Pacific market and strong sales of high-end notebooks in North America and Western Europe together have driven the PC market's stellar performance.
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.
Dell Inspiron 15 5578-1777 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5578-1777 Convertible Review

Kaby Lake Upgrade. A powerful processor, IPS display and quick SSD: these are the fundamental building blocks for a good office computer, and the Inspiron provides them all. A backlit keyboard and a good battery life build on that foundation, and the built-in touchscreen can be operated with a stylus. The whole package costs just under 800 Euros (~$850).
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review

76% Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review

Limited competitiveness. Despite some good approaches, an SSD and sufficient CPU performance, we cannot quite get accustomed to Acer's multimedia newcomer with an AMD basis. The engine does not work as efficiently and reliably as the Intel competition, and especially the subpar TN-panel display without any flexibility concerning viewing angles will most likely only suffice for undemanding users.
AMD A12-9700P | AMD Radeon R8 M445DX | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

10-inch Atoms. Very low-power Windows convertibles can make for excellent secondary notebooks for work or school. The unique Yoga Book is a surprisingly strong contender against your standard detachable with faster performance as well.
Asus Strix GL502VM-DS74 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

85% Asus Strix GL502VM-DS74 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Kaby Lake gamer. Asus has refreshed its portable GL502VM series with Kaby Lake and... not much else. Don't expect any tangible benefits in gaming performance or even battery life out of this Xotic PC SKU.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651HS-G) Notebook Review

84% Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651HS-G) Notebook Review

Kaby Lake meets Pascal. Like all the other manufacturers of gaming notebooks, Schenker Technologies has also updated its products with Intel's latest CPU architecture. The 15-inch XMG P507 is the first model that we have reviewed, and features a 120 Hz panel as well as Nvidia's G-Sync technology for a better picture.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
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.
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
The recently released Nokia 6 proved that the brand still carries power when it sold out in under a minute. (Source:

Nokia confirms Snapdragon 835-powered flagship, hints at Windows phones

Nokia China's WeiBo account revealed some interesting information during a recent Q&A session, hinting at both a Snapdragon 835-powered flagship and future Windows Phones.
Asus ZenBook UX3410UA Notebook Review

85% Asus ZenBook UX3410UA Notebook Review

The ZenBook with a 14-inch display. Asus expands its ZenBook lineup with the 14-inch system UX3410UA and puts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch chassis. The attractive design does not change and we get a bright display as well as sufficient performance. Only the current state of the fan affects the good overall impression a bit.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
The T470 and T470s are part of Lenovo's Extended Lifecycle program, while the T470p is not. (Source: Lenovo)

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.
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Asus says the UX430 fits a 14-inch laptop into a 13-inch's footprint. (Source: Asus)

Asus unveils UX430 and UX530 ultra-thin notebooks with dedicated graphics

Today Asus unveiled new UX430 and UX530 ZenBooks. The thinnest ZenBooks ever to have dedicated graphics, both pack U-series Kaby Lake chips and Nvidia Maxwell GPUs.
LG Gram 14 Windows 10 ultrabook to get e-book support via upcoming software update

Latest Windows 10 build offers support for e-books

The new Insider test build does not include the new "My People" feature that surfaced in October and was supposed to be included now, but it is important to see that e-book support is coming to Windows 10.
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HP ProBook 440 G4 (Core i7, Full-HD) Notebook Review

84% HP ProBook 440 G4 (Core i7, Full-HD) Notebook Review

Bad display. HP's 14-inch business laptop also gets the Kaby Lake update. However, as with the larger 15-inch sibling we are not convinced by the display.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 930MX | 14" | 1.7 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.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review

84% Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review

Elegant companion. Acer combines the most important elements of a subnotebook and calls the result Swift 5. The refined yet familiar design is particularly impressive.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
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.

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