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Fujitsu Lifebook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

89% Fujitsu Lifebook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Lightweight luxury. Compared to its predecessor, the Lifebook U938 is slightly lighter. The biggest upgrade is the quad-core processor but not much has changed otherwise. Battery life is still decent but falls short in direct comparison with its biggest rivals.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 920 g
Razer Blade 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Razer Blade 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Razor-sharp. After offering 13-inch, 14-inch, and 17-inch Blade laptops for years, it's about time Razer launch a 15-inch model to complete the series. This GTX 1060 Max-Q SKU is every bit as impressive as the GTX 1070 Max-Q configuration from top to bottom. Assuming, of course, that the asking price of $1900 USD hasn't turned you away.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

July 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

June 2018 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Update July 2018. 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.
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

July 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8650U, Quadro P500, 4K) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8650U, Quadro P500, 4K) Laptop Review

Pushed to the limit. The P52s is back, this time with an improved screen and a slight bump in processing power. Is the 4K display an improvement for the P52s, or is the display too much for the weak GPU?
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA Quadro P500 | 15.6" | 2 kg
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

July 2018 update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

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

July 2018 Update. 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.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

July 2018 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros 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 subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 2018 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.
best chromebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

July 2018 update. When it comes to inexpensive notebooks, devices with Google's Chrome OS have carved out a niche in the market. Chromebooks are usually a good choice for people who do not want to spend a lot of money, although they do require a permanent connection to the Internet to get the most out of them. In this article we will introduce the best models.
The BarraCuda STGS2000401 SSDs are available now. (Source: Seagate)

Seagate launches new BarraCuda SSDs up to 2TB

Seagate has launched a new range of BarraCuda SSDs for notebooks and desktop PCs. Targeted at the consumer market, the new SSDs come in capacities ranging from 250GB to 2TB.
Alienware 13 R3 with OLED display will not get Coffee Lake refresh, confirms Frank Azor

No Coffee Lake refresh coming to the Alienware 13

Those waiting for a Coffee Lake refresh for the latest Alienware 13 gaming laptop should give up all hope because Frank Azor has just confirmed that such a thing is not in the cards. The models currently available on the market us...
Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

The most flexible subnotebook. Fujitsu sees itself as a competitor to PC giants like Dell, Lenovo and HP in the business laptop market. The Japanese company packs its devices with features that other manufacturers now ignore. Find out in this review what features Fujitsu has packed into the LifeBook U728 and how this ultra-lightweight and compact business notebook fares against the competition.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
The Crew 2

The Crew 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

City, Country, River. While the first game only took place on solid ground, The Crew 2 introduces players to racing in the air and on water. Find out in this review how well this open world racer runs on various notebook and desktop GPUs.
The stock of one million GTX 11 series cards should be sold directly by Nvidia on the official site. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia ready to ship over one million GTX 11 series cards

DigiTimes reports that Nvidia may be experiencing some problems with the current GTX 10 GPU overstock and might postpone the launch of the GTX 11 family for a few months, despite already being in possession of around one million n...
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

July 2018 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

July 2018 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.
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 Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Update July 2018. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not 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.
Razer Blade 15

87% Razer Blade 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Overachiever. As a successor to the high-class 14-inch Blade, Razer has introduced a new compact gaming notebook with 15-inch edge-to-edge display. Find out how well the slim gaming notebook performed against its competitors in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Coffee Lake Refresh: Octa Core Laptop CPUs will likely be released in early 2019 (Picture-Source: wccftech.com)

Coffee Lake Refresh: Octa Core Laptop CPUs will likely be released in early 2019

While the 10 nm process continues to be delayed, Intel prepares more new CPUs that are still produced in an optimized 14 nm process. This means that Intel will continue to increase the number of CPU cores increase the performance....
Apple's next MacBook Pro refresh could arrive soon. (Source: Apple)

MacBook Pro model with 'Coffee Lake' surfaces in benchmark

The first benchmark of a 'Coffee Lake' powered MacBook Pro has been spotted online. It was over 12 months ago that Apple last refereshed the MacBook Pro line with Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

July 2018 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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

July 2018 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.
Quite a few OEMs including Lenovo, Gigabyte, MSI and Asus are primed to launch updated laptops with GTX 11 GPUs in Q4 this year. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Lenovo Legion Y530 gaming laptop will get the GTX 1160 GPU this holiday season

Gigabyte was first to acknowledge the arrival of the GTX 11 mobile GPUs in Q4 2018, and now Lenovo is confirming that the next gen gaming GPUs from Nvidia should arrive in November/December. Among the first laptop to receive the G...
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

July 2018 update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

July 2018 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

July 2018 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.
Eurocom Q8 (i9-8950HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

84% Eurocom Q8 (i9-8950HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Core i9 gamer. Eurocom is skipping the i7-8750H and going straight for the jugular with the more powerful i9-8950HK. Performance is indubitably faster than the last generation Core i7-7700HQ, but some repeatable throttling behavior is holding back the system.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Asus ROG Strix GL703GM Scar Edition (8750H, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

85% Asus ROG Strix GL703GM Scar Edition (8750H, GTX 1060, FHD 120 Hz) Laptop Review

Cooler, faster, better. The mid-2018 edition of the Strix GL703 Scar Edition comes with hexa-core Coffee Lake-H i7 processor, same Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and a significantly redesigned cooling system. The changes are largely positive.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The Dell XPS 13 9370's screen is highly reflective.

Exclusive | Dell will bring back the matte display option in the XPS 13 9380, HDR panel a possibility as well

Lack of a matte display option was one of the pain points of the Dell XPS 13 9370, making it a tad difficult to use under direct light or outdoors. We had a chance to speak to some panel manufacturers during Computex 2018 and luckily, they tell us that the upcoming XPS 13 9380 will feature a matte display option. Also, based on the information thus far, we get to speculate that HDR panels are a likely possibility in the upcoming XPS lineup.
Schenker XMG A707

82% Schenker XMG A707 (Clevo N871EK1) Laptop Review

A good compromise. The Schenker XMG A707 is designed to attract both gamers and multimedia lovers. To this end, the manufacturer has equipped the more expensive version of the laptop with a Core i7-8750H and a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Does the 17-inch device stand a chance against competition from Acer and Asus?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Play Overwatch on your Asus touchpad powered by the GTX 1050 Ti

Asus' experimental trackpad display is more useful than the Apple Touch Bar - albeit with a notable flaw

Carry a 5.5-inch 1080p secondary display with you wherever you go with the Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580. On paper, the concept of having the trackpad be a second display would be immensely useful for multimedia and productivity purpo...
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 coming to Europe (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 2018 coming to Europe

The all-aluminum 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air will launch this month for 900 Euros. The Xiaomi laptop is set to compete with more popular and pricier alternatives like the Huawei MateBook X, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Laptop, HP ...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Since a few months, the name "ThinkPad P1" has been a mystery. Today, a first picture emerged, which shows a ThinkPad with a 15.6-inch screen without a numpad. Potentially, this could be Lenovo's competitor to the Dell XPS 15 and ...
Intel CPU roadmap delays purportedly causing headaches for major OEMs (Image source: Wikipedia)

Intel CPU roadmap delays purportedly causing headaches for major OEMs

Manufacturers may have to milk existing notebook designs even further for this Holiday season since Intel's next generation CPUs are not expected to come anytime soon. Global notebook shipments will almost surely be slower YoY as ...
SDHC/XC/UC will be the first cards to support the new Express specifications. (Source: SD Association)

SD cards with 128 TB capacities and 985 MB/s speeds coming in 2019

The improved SD Express cards will feature transfer speeds up to 985 MB/s via the PCIe/NVMe interface and 128 TB storage capacities. These improvements target 4K/8K video processing, VR and augmented reality applications, AI-drive...
Dell G5 15 5587 (i5-8300H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

84% Dell G5 15 5587 (i5-8300H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

I know that one! With Coffee Lake and a good mid-range GPU, Dell presents the G5 15 as a gaming notebook for the limited budget. Being the successor of the Inspiron 15 7577, the device looks visually very familiar. You can find out in our detailed review which additional improvements the G5 has to offer and how the device fared in our test run.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 perfrormance notebook (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i9-8950HK processor finally available in the US, XPS 15 9580 not in the cards yet

The Intel Core i9-8950HK processor option is finally available for the full HD variant of the Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop. However, Frank Azor also unveiled that the Dell XPS 15 9580 is not in the cards yet when asked abou...
Die Ober- und Unterseite des ersten von Intel im 10 nm-Verfahren hergestellten Prozessors Core i3-8121U (Quelle: TechInsights)

TechInsight dissects and analyzes the Cannon Lake Core i3-8121U

A detail teardown to the silicon level reveals some defining characteristics of Intel's upcoming 10 nm lithography. The new reports will detail how this early Cannon Lake CPU differs from the previous generation of Intel CPUs and ...
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Review - entry-level device with GTX 1050 Ti and i5-7300HQ

84% Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Review - entry-level device with GTX 1050 Ti and i5-7300HQ

Entry-level gaming. Can entry-level base models be fun as well? Compared to the 1060 a 1050 Ti is a clear regression. Let us see whether or not there are other differences and what effect the slower GPU had on the overall performance.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
The MateBook D. (Source: Huawei)

The Huawei MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is now available in the US

The Huawei MateBook D was refreshed a few weeks ago at Computex to include a Ryzen 5 2500U and a Vega 8. The 14-inch laptop is now available in the US and offers excellent value for money as is usual with devices in the series.
HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

Plastic Pro. The whole notebook market has been reconfigured to ultrabook designs. Wait, is it really the whole notebook market? No, since there are still representatives of a more traditional design such as the HP ProBook 650 G4. You can find out in this extensive review, if and for whom this affordable business notebook can be recommended.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Schenker XMG A517

83% Schenker XMG A517 (Clevo N850EP6) Laptop Review

Mixed performance. From a purely technical point of view, the XMG A517 from Schenker Technologies is quite up-to-date. Key words such as hexa-core CPU, 144-Hz panel, and NVMe SSD will please a gamer's heart and promise a good performance. We clarify in our test why the 15-incher still cannot completely convince.
Update: we have found the culprit for our GPU throttling issues: a bug in the Control Center.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5 could get the 97 WHr battery option in the US

In addition to the noticeable price bump from US$999.99 to US$1,059.99 that has been already applied to the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5-8300H processor, the most affordable hardware setup of this performance laptop is also...
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Update April 2018. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.

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Redaktion, 2018-07-11 (Update: 2018-07-11)