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Would an OLED and touchscreen XPS 15 suit your workflow? (Image source: Dell)

Dell may introduce a touchscreen OLED display for the XPS 15 7590

The XPS 15 7590 is nearly upon us and Dell has confirmed even more details ahead of its arrival. The upcoming laptop will be the first XPS 15 to feature an OLED display, which Dell has confirmed it shares with the Alienware m15. A...
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
The Asus Vivobook 14 and Vivobook 15 refreshes are now available in India. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches the Vivobook 14 X412 and the Vivobook 15 X512 in India with Intel Whiskey Lake and NVIDIA MX250 options

Asus has introduced refreshes of the Vivobook 14 and Vivobook 15 in the Indian market. Both the Vivobooks feature Intel Whiskey Lake processors and offer NVIDIA GeForce MX230/MX250 GPU options as well. A backlit keyboard and a Win...
OLED subpixel array on the Dell Alienware m15

OLED isn't all it's cracked up to be just yet. Here's why

For smoother scrolling and fast motions, IPS is still the one to beat. IPS panels are getting better and better every year especially in terms of refresh rates where OLED is still limited to 60 Hz. Jumping from 60 Hz to 144 Hz or ...
The Intel Core i5-8265UC could be made available soon. (Image source: Alibaba)

Return of Intel: Core i5-8265UC impresses on Geekbench and UserBenchmark; rated higher than AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U on PassMark

The mysterious Intel Core i5-8265UC processor has reared its head again, and this time it has done so in some style. The chip has been spotted on numerous benchmarks and has performed well in all of them, outpacing both AMD’s Ryze...
The GPD P2 Max offers 10-point touch control. (Image source: Indiegogo/GPD)

GPD P2 Max to offer 1 TB SSD variant of its soon-to-be crowdfunded "world's smallest Ultrabook" that will take on the XPS 13 and Surface Pro 6

It appears GPD has gone into marketing overdrive in preparation for its crowdfunding campaign for the GPD P2 Max pocket-sized laptop. The Chinese manufacturer is now calling the P2 Max the “world’s smallest Ultrabook” and is compa...
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend ...
The 'new power semiconductor' market's latest projections. (Source: Global Market Insight)

Alternative semiconductors for charging and power could make a billion-USD industry by the next decade

Semiconductors are commonly used in energy transfer for electronics and other related fields. The current state of the art are applications of gallium nitride or silicon carbide rather than conventional markets. The potential impr...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
The larger 38-inch UltraGear Nano monitor from LG features Sphere Lighting. (Source: LG)

E3 2019 | LG launches UltraGear Nano IPS LCD gaming monitors with 1ms response rate

LG has revealed its latest gaming monitors and they are ground breaking. The company claims that its new UltraGear Nano IPS Nvidia G-Sync monitors are the first gaming monitors to achieve a 1ms response rate.
The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is One-Netbook's top of the range UMPC. (Image source: One-Netbook)

Grab a One Mix 3s Platinum Edition for US$1,199.99

Hot on the heels of the One Mix 3 and 3s comes the 3s Platinum Edition, an 8.4-inch UMPC equipped with a Core i7-8550Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is available to order for US$1,199.99...
Alienware m15 P79F (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, OLED) Review

85% Alienware m15 P79F (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, OLED) Review

OLED comeback. OLED is amazing, but it's not the holy grail of display technologies. A few key disadvantages outside of the pricier MSRP mean there are still good reasons to choose IPS depending on your usage scenario.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Huntkey X2471C monitor. (Source: Huntkey)

Huntkey breaks into the gaming market with its X-series curved monitors

Huntkey is known as a maker of power bricks and other similar accessories. However, it also makes other devices, monitors included. Its latest model is the X2471C, which is a 1080p, 144-hertz (Hz) 23.6-inch 1800R-curved panel. Thi...
The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi MiniBook to start at US$499 in limited quantities

The Chuwi MiniBook will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y or a Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD in a compact UMPC form factor. The convertible will be available to order from next Wednesday for US$499 for the Cor...
The new Windows-on-ARM laptops from Huawei should appeal to the budget-oriented users. (Source: CIO Bulletin)

Huawei to launch new Windows-on-ARM laptops in the U.S., despite bans

Even if Huawei's CEO of consumer division himself confirmed the MateBook X launch is going to be postponed amid the U.S. - China trade wars and an earlier report was warning that Huawei could stop producing laptops altogether, the...
The Dell XPS 15 7590 can be configured with a touchscreen panel. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15 7590 should start shipping by early July

The Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop is getting closer to finally being in the eager hands of expectant buyers. According to a recent tweet from XPS chief Frank Azor, shipments of the device should begin in the first week of July, although...
Apple MBP 15 2019 i7 disappoints in review – is Apple using selected test samples?

Apple MBP 15 2019 i7 disappoints in review – is Apple using selected test samples?

It seems the new processors in the MacBook Pro 15, including the optional 8-core chips are working better than expected, at least according to initial reports. We have a sample of the entry-level SKU with the Core i7-9750H and cannot share this optimism.
Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

83% Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Solid convertible! The Dell Latitude 3390 is a compact 13.3-inch convertible laptop that offers decent performance but poor battery life. Read on to find out how the Latitude 3390 shapes up elsewhere in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
2 nm mass production should begin by 2024. (Source: 9to5Mac)

TSMC ready to begin research for 2 nm nodes

The race for miniaturization continues, as TSMC is first to announce R&D for the 2 nm node, which will be built in the 3 nm facility from Hsinchu, Taiwan. TSMC plans to complete the 3 nm facility by 2021 and begin 3 nm mass produc...
Huawei to cut prices on its MateBook 13 and X Pro laptops amidst trade war woes (Image source: Newegg)

Huawei to cut price on the MateBook 13 down to $800 amidst trade war woes

Huawei's losses could be your gain if you're in the market for a high-end Ultrabook at low-end prices. For only two weeks, both the Core i5 MateBook 13 and Core i7/MX150 MateBook X Pro will each be $200 off.
The Cable Matters Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station with Dual HDMI for 4K. (Source: Cable Matters)

Cable Matters offers a dock that can drive 2 4K/60Hz monitors with a MacBook Pro for under US$200

The connectivity-equipment maker Cable Matters has released a new docking station that can expand a MacBook Pro's output by up to 2x 4K at 60Hz via HDMI. This Dual-Input USB-C accessory can also support 80W Power Delivery (PD) cha...
Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IWL

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (i7-8550U, MX230) Laptop Review

Solid companion. In its current incarnation, the IdeaPad S340 presents itself with an attractive design and good hardware equipment. The optional dedicated MX graphics unit is a nice equipment feature that offers a bit more graphics performance. In this review, we evaluate how the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 turns out.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Huawei's plans for its popular MateBook range of notebooks are in tatters. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei scraps planned MateBook launch as US sanctions bite

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the launch of its latest MateBooks confirming the rumors Notebookcheck exclusively reported on during Computex. At the time, we learnt that Huawei had cancelled an order for 16-inch notebook panel...
The XPS 15 7590 promises to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570. (Image source: Dell)

Win an XPS 15 7590 with Dell

Fancy an XPS 15 7590 but do not want to fork out over US$1,000? Well, Dell is currently running a free competition to win the 15.6-inch laptop, which will retail for US$1,899.
For at least the last few years, Apple has sacrificed performance and heat management for quieter operation.

Apple may be factory undervolting 2019 MacBook Pro 15 to help with CPU throttling

Apple's 2019 MacBook Pros integrate Intel's latest 8-core/16-thread Core i9 CPUs, which add 2 more cores over the 2018 version. Those additional cores should mean higher temperatures and lower clockspeeds compared to the previous ...
The Core i7 and GTX 1070 SKU scored 87% overall in our review last year. (Image source: Alienware)

Deal | Save a crazy US$1,450 on an Alienware 17 R5 with a Core i9-8950HK, a GeForce GTX 1080 and 32 GB of RAM

No special coupon needed for this one, but there is limited stock. B&H has discounted the top of the range version of the Alienware 17 R5 heavily. Grab the 17.3-inch gaming laptop while you can at US$1,450 off its retail price.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

June 2019 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition (Source: HP)

HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition

According to HP, 45 percent of ransomware attacks affected healthcare organizations and 2018 was a record-breaking year for healthcare data breaches. The company will be offering a super-secure EliteBook 840 G6 designed specifical...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

The second generation refresh is set to be the thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch workstation Lenovo has ever offered when it launches later this month for $1950. Nvidia Quadro Turing will replace last year's Pascal offerings.
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Launching before the end of Summer, both the 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53 and 17.3-inch ThinkPad P73 can each be configured with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics for desktop-class performance. NVMe SSDs and three-year manufacturer warranty will...
Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

The 14-inch ThinkPad P43s and 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53s balance performance with both mobility and price in contrast to the "world's fastest" ThinkPad P53 and P73 alternatives. The P53s will be both thinner and lighter than its 2018...
Raise your hand if you want a Dell XPS 15 laptop with a Ryzen 3000 processor. (Image source: Dell)

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 mobile processors could make their way into Dell XPS 15 laptops

There’s a possibility that the Dell XPS 15 series will eventually offer consumers a choice of a mobile processor from AMD’s Ryzen 3000 range. Although nothing concrete has been offered in terms of details or plans yet, the likelih...
Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 1.16x better gaming performance than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Image source: Wikichip.org)

Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 16 percent better FPS in Overwatch than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

The Intel Gen11 GPU is also expected to outperform the Radeon RX Vega 10 by 4 percent and 11 percent in Rocket League and World of Tanks, respectively. Since Ice Lake-U laptops have yet to launch, however, AMD still has the chance...
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

76% Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

Unable to excel. Acer's 14-incher offers a matte Full HD display, a Pentium Silver N5000 processor and silent operation. Battery life is average at best. A device like the Aspire should offer more in this regard.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The charred remains of an XPS 15 9560. (Image source: Reddit)

Dell woes continue as XPS 15 self-destructs

With Dell starting to blame customers if their XPS 15 9570 overheats when asleep, one getting so hot that it explodes would be rather inconvenient PR. That is the state that one person arrived home to see their XPS 15 in, and Dell...
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA now has 4x more RAM than the Dell XPS 13 for the same price

Deal | Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA now shipping with 4x more RAM than the Dell XPS 13 for the same price

The Asus price cut may be small, but it definitely puts the competing XPS 13 in an awkward position. Users who want the most bang for the buck without sacrificing weight or design can consider the ZenBook 13 UX333FA at its new pri...
BIOS 1.10.1 reduced but did not eliminate the DPC latency issues affecting some XPS 15 9570 laptops. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 9570: More DPC latency improvements inbound

It seems that Dell has not forgotten about the XPS 15 9570 in the wake of releasing its successor. The company has committed to further reducing the DPC latency issues still affecting some machines beyond the BIOS release that it ...
Huawei has created a good laptop series with the MateBooks. (Image source: Huawei/edited)

Exclusive: Huawei could be preparing to kill off its budding laptop business

Huawei’s current issues in regard to the US Department of Commerce adding the Chinese technology company to its entity list under the Export Administration Regulations have been well documented. However, while many reports have fo...
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

June 2019 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

June 2019 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible 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.
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition features a brand new expansion called "The Last Khans." (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2019 | Microsoft is giving Age of Empires II the 4K remaster treatment and it is coming this fall

Microsoft has announced that it is bringing a remastered version of Age of Empires II to PC this fall. The new version celebrates the 20th anniversary of the famous real-time strategy game and is newly presented in 4K Ultra HD and...
Microsoft is bringing back Flight Simulator in a big way for 2020. (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2019 | Microsoft teases Azure AI-powered Flight Simulator for PC and Xbox, delivers breathtaking visuals

Microsoft has teased an all-new instalment of its venerable Flight Simulator series and it looks absolutely breathtaking. The new version of the game is coming in 2020 and is powered by both GPS data and Microsoft's cloud-based Az...

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