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Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolls out

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update rolls out

While the update is scheduled to hit carriers next week, the open market receives it today.
Ashes of the Singularity Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ashes of the Singularity Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

DirectX 12 warfare. Ashes of the Singularity is a resource-intensive DirectX 12 strategy game with large-scale battle sequences, which jumps on the same bandwagon as Supreme Commander. What type of notebook and desktop hardware is necessary to allow stutter-free gameplay?
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

August 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

August 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

August 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly upda...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

August 2016 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...
HP Pavilion 15 UHD T9Y85AV Notebook Review

80% HP Pavilion 15 UHD T9Y85AV Notebook Review

No frills gaming. The Pavilion 15 is a great blend of multimedia and performance gaming in a modest and portable multimedia chassis. Its connectivity options and serviceability, however, leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

August 2016 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
Windows 10 Anniversary Update to get two successors in 2017

Windows 10 to get two major updates in 2017

Next to the usual minor patches, Microsoft plans to issue two major updates with new features next year.
Lenovo Miix 510 convertible tablet with Skylake processor and Windows

Lenovo Miix 510 Windows convertible leaks online

This Skylake-powered portable with IPS multitouch display with pen support has been listed in Europe already for prices starting at €730 EUR but ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

August 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

August 2016 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top mo...
Microsoft Windows 10 anniversary update now available, Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 1 update now available

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available

This major update comes with multiple interface improvements, extension support for Microsoft Edge, various enhancements to Cortana, and much mor...
Toshiba Portégé Z20t-C-121 Detachable Review

85% Toshiba Portégé Z20t-C-121 Detachable Review

Business device with stamina. Toshiba primarily did a facelift with the Portégé Z20t-C: The C models come with Skylake processors now and bring a Type-C USB port (USB 3.1 Gen 1). Despite a price north of about 2000 Euros (~$2234), the device is not flawless.
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Face Off: Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs. Acer TravelMate P648 vs. HP EliteBook 840 G3

Face Off: Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs. Acer TravelMate P648 vs. HP EliteBook 840 G3

Business subnotebooks. Lenovo and Dell aren't the only players in the business notebook market. We compare three high-end alternatives retailing for well over $1000 USD each with some notable differences between them.
HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13 star in Microsoft's latest advertisements

HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13 star in Microsoft's latest advertisements

Microsoft is slamming Apple yet again in a series of new ads boasting the popular HP convertible and Dell XPS notebook.
Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57 Convertible Review

84% Huawei MateBook m5-6Y57 Convertible Review

Light, but not that mobile. The smartphone-behemoth Huawei releases a Windows convertible - and aims high by targeting business customers in the premium segment. Is the small 2-in-1 a threat to the likes of a Surface Pro 4 or the HP Spectre x2 12?
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Asus ROG G701VO-CS74K Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% Asus ROG G701VO-CS74K Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

A more down-to-Earth GX700. Take away the water cooling capabilities of the GX700 and you're left with a lighter and wholly capable system in the form of a G701. While performance is where we expect it to be for a high-end gaming machine, the system still suffers from many of the same drawbacks as its ROG series siblings.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839 Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839 Convertible Review

Office acrobat. Dell's Inspiron 13 7000 consumer series has a new member. The most recent convertible in a compact 13-inch size continues the tried casing design and is furnished with the latest Skylake hardware and an SSD. The silver-colored device convinces technically, but its input devices and screen are not completely free of some annoying weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo Air 13 Pro Windows notebook with Skylake processor and GeForce 940MX graphics

Lenovo launches Air 13 Pro notebook in China

This 13-inch machine is powered by an Intel Core i5 6200U processor, next to 4 GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, all for $750 USD.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Windows notebook with Skylake processor starts at $525 USD

Xiaomi unveils Mi Notebook Air Windows notebook

Xiaomi's first notebook runs Windows, is powered by Intel Skylake processors, and starts at just $525 USD.
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng Convertible Review

87% HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng Convertible Review

Smaller is better. The m3 version of the Spectre x2 12 offers an LTE modem for 899 Euros (~$990). Does the device offer good performance for the investment or does it throttle the SoC as in the m7 version?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Xiaomi Mi Notebook leaked image and specs, as well as prices

Xiaomi Mi Notebook leaks online

The standard model is expected to have a price tag of $600 USD, packing an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310-10ICR Convertible Review

78% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310-10ICR Convertible Review

Miixed bag. Lenovo's 10.1-inch IdeaPad Miix 310 is a detachable primarily designed to augment - and not replace - a user's existing Windows system. The performance is perfectly adequate for word processing and web browsing on-the-go - but the screen could be much brighter.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August

Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August

Mozilla claims that the eventual removal of Flash will improve both the stability and security of its popular browser.
Dell Inspiron 15 5568 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5568 Convertible Review

Fusion. With a 15-inch convertible, Dell tries to merge the most important qualities of a laptop and tablet in its new Inspiron. However, some compromises have to be made to achieve this high goal.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Battery report of an affected unit (Source: Kridsada Thanabulpong)

Users claiming battery issues with aging Surface Pro 3 tablets

Some Surface Pro 3 units equipped with internal batteries provided by Simplo appear to be discharging unusually fast. Microsoft has yet to announ...
Dell Precision 3510 Workstation Review

80% Dell Precision 3510 Workstation Review

Economy project. The mobile workstation Dell Precision 3510 is an inexpensive entry-level model with many positive characteristics, but the review configuration can still not convince us.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | AMD FirePro W5130M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ Convertible Review

85% Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ Convertible Review

Better take the entry-level model with i5. This update will reveal why the expensive i7 model does not pay off for typical buyers. In addition, we will compare the test model to the popular Surface Pro 4, MateBook, Miix 700 and Spectre x2 12 convertibles.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12" | 1.3 kg
VOYO VBook V3 Convertible Review

71% VOYO VBook V3 Convertible Review

VOYOga. When looking for a bargain in the Windows convertible or 2-in-1 sector, buyers more frequently run into offers from the Far East markets whose dumping prices quickly obliterate any justified concerns regarding service life and possible warranty claims. With VOYO's V3, we are looking at a device that expertly plays around with the name.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 20GQ-000EUS Workstation Review

78% Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 20GQ-000EUS Workstation Review

On-the-go workstation. Versatility is the name of the game as the P40 Yoga targets light workstation users with touchscreen features and a dedicated Quadrio GPU. For a starting price of $1500 USD, however, we were expecting a bit more in terms of performance and features.
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA Quadro M500M | 14.1" | 1.8 kg
Microsoft planning to launch a modular iMac rival

Microsoft iMac rival could be in the works

The Redmond giant is apparently getting ready for the rebound of the PC market with a modular device that could act as an iMac alternative, a por...
Chuwi to launch Vi10 Plus 2-in-1 detachable with dual-boot this month

Chuwi to launch dual-boot Vi10 Plus 2-in-1 detachable this month

The 10.8-inch Windows 10/Android hybrid tablet will include an Intel Atom SoC and up to 4 GB of RAM with a decently sized 8400 mAh battery.
Xiaomi could unveil an Atom-powered notebook come July 27th

Xiaomi could unveil an Atom-powered notebook come July 27th

A less powerful notebook than originally rumored may be announced next week at a press event in China.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) Review

Pascal vs. Polaris. After Nvidia covered the high-end segment with the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, we now get the much more affordable mainstream model. The GeForce GTX 1060 is the direct rival to AMD's price-performance champion Radeon RX 480. Which card will win the duel?
Intel Core i7-6700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop) |
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Windows convertible now available in the US

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin hits the US

The 13.3-inch variant of this Windows convertible starts at $899.99 USD, while the 15.6-inch configurations can be acquired for at least $1,299.9...
HP Elite x3 Windows phablet coming soon

HP Elite x3 Windows phablet coming soon

The Elite x3 solution bundles consisting of the phablet, premium headset, and a dock are expected to begin shipping at the end of August, priced ...
HP Stream 11-r000ng Subnotebook Review

80% HP Stream 11-r000ng Subnotebook Review

Netbook revival? For around 200 Euros (~$220) the customer receives a mini Windows device with a bit of local storage and a poor TN panel. Still, the price is great for a Windows 10 Home device (64-bit).
Intel Celeron N3050 | Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
Acer TravelMate P658-M-537B Notebook Review

85% Acer TravelMate P658-M-537B Notebook Review

Interface initiative. A superb diversity of interfaces and ease of upgrading were apparently at the very top of Acer's development list for its latest 15-inch business laptop. The screen and security features are also compelling. But can the important input devices, ergonomics and engine also keep up?
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Windows 10 ecosystem expected to fail Microsoft's own forecast

Windows 10 will not run on 1 billion devices by mid-2018

Microsoft officials admit that Windows 10 cannot meet the ambitious goal of being installed on 1 billion devices by mid-2018.
Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows 10 smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and 3 GB RAM hits the US

Acer Liquid Jade Primo Windows smartphone hits the US

This 5.5-inch Windows 10 handset that launched in Europe back in April is finally available in the US, where the Microsoft Store offers it for $6...
Lenovo E51-80 80QB0008GE Notebook Review

77% Lenovo E51-80 80QB0008GE Notebook Review

Office worker. Lenovo's E51-80 is situated below the ThinkPad E series. Accordingly, the prices are low - but the E51-80 cannot really be called cheap. The fast SSD and Core i7 processor boost the price. However, this does not compensate for the at most mediocre keyboard and not very convincing battery life.
Intel Core i7-6500U | AMD Radeon R5 M330 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Asus ROG GX800 Notebook Preview

Asus ROG GX800 Notebook Preview

Prestige object. We are one of the first editorial offices with the chance to have a close look at the upcoming GX800. Compared to the predecessor, Asus not only increases the performance and the dimensions but also equips the device with a 4K display and G-Sync support. Can the cooling system handle the components? Our preview answers initial questions.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.7 kg
HP Elite X3 could be coming this September for 700 Euros

HP Elite X3 could be coming this September for 700 Euros

A laptop docking station bundle may also be an option for around 1200 Euros.
Dell Inspiron 13 7368 Convertible Review

80% Dell Inspiron 13 7368 Convertible Review

Strong and heavy. This 13.3-inch convertible is built tough, but its size and average display brightness make it more of an indoor tablet.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo SoftBank 503LV Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor

Lenovo unveils SoftBank 503LV Windows 10 Mobile handset

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, this 5-inch smartphone also has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and will launch in Japan this October.
HP x360 310 G1 Convertible Review

73% HP x360 310 G1 Convertible Review

Folding Box? Is it more of a subnotebook than a 360-degree convertible? This small 11.6-inch device offers great performance, workmanship and storage space. However, it lacks a good display and keyboard.
Intel Pentium N3540 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
Asus to make SSDs an option across its entire notebook portfolio

Asus to make SSDs an option across its entire notebook portfolio

Users will be able to choose between a HDD or SSD on even budget Asus notebooks without needing to install one themselves after purchasing.
Dell Latitude 15 E5570 Notebook Review

83% Dell Latitude 15 E5570 Notebook Review

Business notebook with long runtimes. Skylake, DDR4, M.2-SSD – Dell updates its Latitude 15 E5570. You still get a very good keyboard, simple maintenance as well as a docking port, and Dell also managed to improve the battery runtimes.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
HP x2 210 G1 Convertible Review

79% HP x2 210 G1 Convertible Review

Long-lasting. This 10.1-inch HP convertible is available for around 400 Euros (~$445). The manufacturer provides an Intel Cherry Trail processor and long battery life. A Type-C USB interface is also included.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg

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