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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. January 2017 update
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update January 2017
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

January 2017 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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GPD says the Pocket will have a CNC aluminum chassis and Gorilla Glass 3. (Source: GPD)

Makers of GPD WIN Console working on a premium 7-inch notebook

Chinese startup GPD has announced a more work-oriented concept for a pocket PC, aptly dubbed the GPD Pocket. The Pocket will have a 7-inch IPS touchscreen, aluminum chassis, and edge-to-edge keyboard with trackpoint.
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LG Gram updated with 60 Wh battery and Kaby Lake processor for 24 hours of autonomy

CES 2017 | LG updates the Gram family with Kaby Lake processors

No less than eight LG Gram laptops received Kaby Lake processors and DDR4 RAM, next to 256 or 512 GB SSDs. The most impressive is the 13.3-inch, 2.1-pound model with a Core i3-7100U processor and a 60 Wh battery, capable of providing 24 hours of autonomy on a single charge.
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MSI looks to compete with Razer's Core and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier with GUS, an e-GPU. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS

MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

Flawed. This IdeaPad is available for 500 Euros (~$526). On the plus side, the laptop offers a strong Kaby Lake processor with dual-channel RAM and lots of storage space. However, the weak case and the dark, reflective screen can cause problems.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R5 M430 | 17.3" | 3 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA Notebook Review

76% Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA Notebook Review

Full HD Home Office. This new 15.6-inch model from Acer is equipped with a matte FHD screen - a rare occurrence in the low-price segment. The laptop has a lot of storage space and creates low emissions: a simple home office notebook.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
AMD's upcoming Vega architecture brings some major improvements in graphical computing. (Source: AMD)

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).
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Chuwi's Hi13 2-in-1 sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution and a keyboard dock, much like the Surface Book. (Source: Chuwi)

CES 2017 | Chuwi announces Hi13 tablet powered by Apollo Lake

The Hi13 sports a 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 display, which is the same resolution as Microsoft's Surface Book. Could the Redmond made 2-in-1 be facing stiff Chinese competition?
The GraalPhone aims to integrate an Android handset with a Windows notebook. (Source: Brad Linder/Liliputing)

CES 2017 | GraalPhone 4-in-1 concept gives a taste of a possible future of computing

French startup GraalPhone is teasing its own version of an "ultimate device" this CES, showing off a 4-in-1 concept system.
The Compute Card is targeted at IoT developers. (Source: Intel)

CES 2017 | Intel one-ups Compute Stick with Compute Card, a credit-card sized PC

Intel's Compute Card is a credit-card-sized PC measuring a scant 0.2 inches thick.
The X9's GPU has yet to be confirmed, but it will be a new Nvidia chip running in SLI. (Source: Aorus)

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.
Project Valerie has two additional monitors that slide out to create a triple monitor display. (Source: Razer)

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.
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RCA 12.2 inch Android 2-in-1 convertible tablet with quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB storage

CES 2017 | RCA launches a 17.3-inch AiO, a 7-inch tablet, and two 12.2-inch convertibles

The Voyager III tablet is a low-end device with a $50 USD price tag, while the convertibles come with up to 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (the Windows-driven one) and prices up to $450 USD.
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The UX490UA boasts a larger screen, more ports, and Thunderbolt 3 support. (Source: Nick Statt/TheVerge)

CES 2017 | Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the new big brother of the ZenBook 3

Asus has debuted the ZenBook 3 Deluxe at CES 2017, featuring more ports, TB3 support, a larger screen, and improved keyboard travel.
The WT73VR looks to be one of the most powerful mobile workstations in the world. (Source: MSI)

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.
Gigabyte Sabre 15 gaming notebook - Your Weapon of Choice for 1080p Gaming

CES 2017 | Gigabyte announces P56 and Sabre 15 gaming notebooks

Both these new portables come with Intel Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, as well as Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and multiple hardware options to choose from.
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HP Pavilion x360 15-bk102ng Convertible Review

77% HP Pavilion x360 15-bk102ng Convertible Review

Dark Display. This HP convertible is on the market for 600 Euros (~$632). It offers a combination of a Kaby Lake processor, an IPS screen and a 1 TB HDD. It might be an attractive option for some users, as it supports active input styli (Active Stylus).
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Aorus X7 V6 gaming notebook gets a successor with Kaby Lake processor options and GeForce GTX 10 series graphics

CES 2017 | Aorus updates its gaming laptops with Kaby Lake processors and GeForce GTX 10 series graphics

The Aorus gaming notebooks now feature an overclockable Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, as well as up to 64 GB of memory and flexible storage options.
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The Inspiron 15 7000 series continues its

CES 2017 | Dell announces updated Inspiron 15 7000 budget gaming notebook

Despite its low cost, the Inspiron 15 7000 from Dell can be equipped with a Core i7, a 4K screen, and a GTX 1050 Ti.
The updated XPS 13 Convertible is equipped with Kaby Lake-Y series chips for fanless operation. (Source: Dell)

CES 2017 | Dell officially announces XPS 13 Convertible

The popular notebook line of computers from Dell gets an interesting update - the newest XPS 13 is a fanless convertible.
The aluminum construction and backlight give the Brydge keyboard a premium look. (Source: Laptop Mag)

CES 2017 | Brydge Keyboard turns your Surface Pro into a laptop

The Brydge 12.3 keyboard is a 0.7-inch aluminum backlit keyboard cover that is designed to make the Surface Pro feel more like a laptop. The key feature of the keyboard is that it allows the attached tablet to be opened to any angle without using the kickstand for support.
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Toshiba Portégé X20W Windows 10 Pro premium convertible

CES 2017 | Toshiba Portégé X20W now official

This premium convertible runs Windows 10 Pro, features a dual action hinge, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and promises to offer no less than 16 hours of autonomy on a single charge.
Dell Latitude 5285 Windows convertible with Intel Kaby Lake processor

CES 2017 | Dell unveils Latitude 5285 convertible

This cheaper Microsoft Surface Pro alternative comes with a full HD display, a Kaby Lake processor, up to 16 GB of memory and up to a 1 TB SSD storage option. It will go on sale at the end of February, starting at $899 USD.
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Eurocom Tornado F5 Notebook Review

85% Eurocom Tornado F5 Notebook Review

Core i7-7700K in a laptop. Stuff a 91 W desktop processor and a 150 W Nvidia GPU in a 15.6-inch notebook and you'll have more processing power in a portable 3 kg system than most full-size PCs.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
It's rare for a laptop as thin and light as the Pro B9440 to get MIL-STD810G testing. (Source: Asus)

CES 2017 | Asus launches thin, light, MIL-STD 14" Pro B9440 notebook for business

Asus has announced the eye-catching and ultraportable Pro B9440 notebook for business. At 2.3 pounds, Asus says it is the world's lightest 14-inch laptop.
Though a bit larger than a console, the VivoPC X provides a lot more power—and remains under 5 pounds. (Source: Asus)

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.
The Mirabook sports an aluminum chassis and a retractable USB cable. (Source: Brad Linder/Liliputing)

CES 2017 | Miraxess shows off Mirabook smartphone laptop dock

The Mirabook is a Lap Dock for your Android or Windows phone featuring USB Type-C, HDMI, 24-hours of battery life, and an aluminum chassis.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

January 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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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over 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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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 is expected to power top flagship smartphones and tablets. (Source: Qualcomm)

CES 2017 | Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon 835 SoC

The flagship SoC from mobile giant Qualcomm is the first mobile platform to be manufactured using a 10 nm FinFET process. Specifically tailored for VR experiences and UHD media, the SoC promises improved power in a smaller, more efficient package.
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Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming notebook with Intel Kaby Lake processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti graphics

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire VX 15 notebook now official

This new 15.6-inch gaming notebook comes with powerful Intel Kaby Lake processors and extreme cooling capabilities, next to a full HD IPS display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics.
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MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review

82% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review

Entry-level Gaming. The MSI GE72 revision from 2017 is interesting because of several reasons. First of all, Intel's brand new processor architecture enters the notebook segment with the Core i7-7700HQ. On the other hand, Nvidia's brand new gaming chip GTX 1050 Ti is on board, which ranks in between mid-range and upper class. We checked the gaming capabilities of the 17-inch model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro Notebook Review

87% MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro Notebook Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. MSI equips its most powerful 17-inch notebook, the GT73VR, with the brand-new CPU generation from Intel. The Core i7-6820HK is replaced by its direct successor, the Core i7-7820HK. Our review update will find out how that changes the performance, emissions, and the power consumption.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Acer Aspire VX5-591G (VX 15) Notebook Preview

Acer Aspire VX5-591G (VX 15) Notebook Preview

More bang for your buck? Acer slips in a completely new device somewhere between Aspire, Nitro, and Predator. The new Aspire VX is equipped with the GTX 1050 Ti GPU as well as the new i7-7700HQ CPU and represents Acer's entry-level gaming model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ROG Strix GL753VD Notebook Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL753VD Notebook Review

Kaby Lake quad-core meets GeForce GTX 1050. After the launch of the high-end GPUs last fall, Nvidia now releases new Pascal mainstream graphics chips together with Intel's new Kaby Lake quad-core processors. The Asus GL753VD is one of the first notebooks with the brand-new hardware.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-593G) notebook for gamers and content creators

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire V Nitro coming next month

The updated Aspire V Nitro lineup features Kaby Lake processors, up to 16 GB DDR4 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 and 1050 Ti graphics, and will hit the market next month, starting at $1,199 USD.
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Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

The 21-inch "notebook" is slated for a launch sometime this year for a starting price of $2399 USD and is expected to be one of the most powerful in its class with up to two GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI and the brand new unlocked Core i7-7820HK.
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New 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is now thicker and more powerful

CES 2017 | New 2017 HP Spectre x360 15 is now thicker and more powerful

The Kaby Lake Spectre x360 update sacrifices size and weight for a much more capable multimedia system starting at $1279 USD.
HP EliteBook x360 is the world's thinnest 13-inch convertible

CES 2017 | HP EliteBook x360 is the world's thinnest 13-inch convertible

Users will be able to configure up to a 4K UHD display, 16 GB RAM, Core i7 Kaby Lake CPU, Sure View privacy screen, and new hardware-based security features.
Acer Switch V10 Windows 10 convertible, Windows 10 is finally more popular than Windows 7 in the UK and USA

Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7

Although the adoption rate of Microsoft Windows 10 slowed once the free upgrade stopped, recent reports show that Windows 7 is no longer the leading operating system in both the UK and the USA.
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Dell advertises

(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.
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The Creators Update of Windows 10 might allow you to pause updates for up to 35 days.

Microsoft: Windows 10 Creators Update will allow you to pause updates

A leaked preview version of the next Windows 10 Update shows, that the Creators Update that is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2017 might allow you to pause updates for up to 35 days.
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The Andromium team announced a shipping delay for the Superbook until June 2017.

Andromium announced a four month shipping delay for the Superbook

Andromium, the makers of the Android Notebook-Shell Superbook announced a four month shipping delay due to necessary design changes and rising component prices. However, backers are getting some benefits out of the delay.
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The fifth Thinkpad X1 Carbon generation is expected to be unveiled at CES 2017 this coming week.

Lenovo: Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2017 leaks once again

We already told you about the fifth Thinkpad X1 Carbon generation a few weeks ago, when the laptop first leaked with most specs. Shortly before the new year started, Lenovo itself provided us with more information by leaking the new Thinkpad once again.
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Qualcomm is determined to announced details of the Snapdragon 835 processor shortly.

Qualcomm to announce detailed specs of the Snapdragon 835 at CES

Qualcomm recently tweeted, that the Snapdragon 835 processor will come into focus at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. We are expecting to get detailed information regarding features and specs of the future flagship processor.
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Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T Convertible Review

86% Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T Convertible Review

Serious Surface Competitor? Convertibles with strong performance are always a crowd favorite. Asus packs a Skylake i7 processor in a flat case and hopes for the best, but there are a few problems. In our extensive review, we will discuss the Transformer 3 Pro and its place in the competitive convertible market.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.6" | 1.1 kg
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics

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.
The Galaxy Tab Pro S might get a successor and a little brother during CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S: The next generation might be introduced at CES 2017

The Galaxy Tab Pro S, an Intel Core-M 2-in-1 device shipping with Windows 10 might get a successor during CES 2017 and Samsung might introduce a smaller sidekick version as well.

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