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Lenovo Yoga 530 sports a dual-channel memory configuration. (Source: JagatReview)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U-powered Lenovo Yoga 530 shown to trade blows with the Core i7-8550U

Lenovo has introduced the AMD Ryzen variant of the Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible notebook in without much fanfare and initial reviews seem to show promising performance. The Lenovo Yoga 530 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with R...
A team of researchers has found that it is possible to compromise a Mac during its initial boot. (Source: CGTrader)

Black Hat USA briefing indicates possible set-up exploits in enterprise-level Macs

Macs are more or less impervious to hacking, right? Not any more, according to two cybersecurity researchers during a briefing at the Black Hat USA Conference 2018. However, the attacks involved are difficult to achieve and need t...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
The Acer Nitro Core i5 gets discounted for the Back to School season.

Deal | Acer Nitro 5 and Chromebook 15 get discounted for Back to School season

Acer is announcing discount offers for its Nitro 5, Chromebook 15, and Chromebook R11 for the Back to School season. The limited period offer gives up to US$50 discount on select models of the Nitro 5 and first-gen Chromebook 15, ...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Expect the same ThinkPad carbon fiber and magnesium alloy finish but in a newer design inspired by the ThinkPad X1 Carbon series. Intel 8th gen Xeon and Quadro GPUs complete the package, but the high starting price of just under $...
Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Apart from introducing their thinnest mobile workstation ThinkPad yet, Lenovo updated their most powerful ThinkPad laptop today as well. The new ThinkPad P72 ditches the DVD drive and opts for a thinner chassis, while also offerin...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11 (Source: Samsung)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally coming, next generation GeForce 11xx/20xx details continue to leak, and AMD is slowly but surely making a comeback on desktop. Catch up on some key topics in the industry you may have missed over t...
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX550 updated with Core i7-8750H CPU option

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX550 updated with Core i7-8750H CPU option

Visually, the UX580 is nothing more than a UX550 with a secondary trackpad display. Users not interested in the dual-screen capabilities of the UX580 can now get the UX550 with an Intel 8th gen Core i7 processor for $1800 USD.
Dell XPS 15 9570 not receiving any hardware updates by the end of 2018 (Source: Dell)

No more updates for the XPS 15 9570 this year, 17-inch XPS might be in the cards, reveals Frank Azor

Those who had any hopes of being able to acquire the Dell XPS 15 9570 updated with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 graphics before the end of the year should change their shopping plans because Frank Azor has just confirmed that this machin...
Razer cutting $500 off its Blade Stealth Ultrabook for this weekend only (Source: Razer)

Razer cutting $500 off its Blade Stealth Ultrabook for this weekend only

Per-key RGB lighting, 1800p QHD+ IGZO touchscreen, Thunderbolt 3, and 16 GB of RAM for just $900 USD. The new Razer deal is one of the better promotions from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, there is one caveat that hardcore gamer...
The Whiskey Lake-U family will include the usual scheme of three models: i3 / i5 / i7. (Source: Tecground)

HP reveals Whiskey Lake-U CPU specs

HP seems to have accidentally revealed all the specs for Intel's Whiskey Lake-U family of mobile CPUs, as the information was taken down soon after. Nevertheless, it is now known that there will be three models - the Core i3-8145U...
Inexpensive Asus E406 gets updated with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs (Source Asus)

Inexpensive Asus E406 series gets updated with Intel Gemini Lake

Although not yet available in market, the 14-inch Asus E406MA will be one of the few Asus laptops to carry Gemini Lake options. The Pentium N5000 can provide a multi-core performance boost of about 65 percent over the Pentium N371...
Four-year old Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets security update

Four-year old Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets security update

Though the patch notes don't explicitly mention it, the update is likely addressing the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities on the old Microsoft 2-in-1 tablet. Owners should prepare for a small performance drop if so.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

August 2018 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 multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

August 2018 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.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

August 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 budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

August 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.
LG Gram 15Z980 (i7-8550U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

86% LG Gram 15Z980 (i7-8550U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Super featherweight. While many manufacturers compete as to who can create the smallest and thinnest laptop, the LG Gram series vows to be the lightest. The new LG Gram 15 weighs just over a kilogram (~2.2 pounds), which is one of the lightest 15-inch notebooks currently on the market. Find out in this review what else the LG Gram 15 offers besides its weight, and what limitations there are with a 15-inch device that is this light.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.1 kg
Eurocom Sky X7C (i7-8086K, GTX 1080, Clevo P775TM1-G) Laptop Review

Eurocom Sky X7C (i7-8086K, GTX 1080, Clevo P775TM1-G) Laptop Review

Core i7-8086K mobile debut. The Sky X7C manages to fit a Core i7-8086K LGA1151 CPU in a 15.6-inch chassis to make it one of the fastest gaming laptops available. Nonetheless, performance benefits are somewhat marginal. The main draw of the Eurocom laptop continues to be its ease of serviceability.
Intel Core i7-8086K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
Asus removes references to Whiskey Lake, same references pop up elsewhere on the site (Image source: Asus)

Asus removes references to Whiskey Lake, same references pop up elsewhere on the site

Kaby Lake-R has proven to be much more capable than the 7th gen Kaby Lake U-series to the point where performance can rival a Core i5-7300HQ. If Whiskey Lake-U will be similar, then it would be the perfect candidate for entry-leve...
Acer Nitro 5

83% Acer Nitro 5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Budget gaming laptop. With the Nitro 5, Acer offers a 15-inch notebook for price-conscious gamers. It features a 6-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB SSD for less than 1,500 Euros (~ $1,760). The matte Full HD display is driven by a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cs0053cl (i5-8250U, HD) Laptop Review

79% HP Pavilion 15-cs0053cl (i5-8250U, HD) Laptop Review

Getting better. The Pavilion series has come a long way in terms of design and feel. This latest iteration is a major improvement, but still far inferior to the higher-end Envy and Spectre series.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
New Lenovo notebooks powered by Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' chips are coming soon (Representational image).

References to Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U'-powered Lenovo Yoga 730 and IdeaPad 730S notebooks surface online

A couple of B2B sites have started listing Lenovo laptops that feature the upcoming Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. The notebooks include the Lenovo s730 and IdeaPad 730S powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U and the Lenovo Yoga 730 pow...
Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA now shipping for $800 USD (Source: Asus)

Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA now shipping for $800 USD

The new entry-level SKU is $300 to $400 cheaper than the current UX331UN SKU by axing the dedicated GPU and halving both the LPDDR3 RAM (16 GB to 8 GB) and internal M.2 storage (512 GB to 256 GB).
Ryzen's market share has overtaken that of Coffee Lake. (Source: AMD Twitter)

Ryzen beat Coffee Lake for CPU market share in July

Ryzen is possibly the most prominent form of competition for the Coffee Lake family of chipsets. However, the Intel CPUs have dominated the market since the release of both lines. Now, however, Ryzen appears to have opened a lead ...
Dell G7 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Dell G7 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060 Max-Q) Laptop Review

New name, same value. Dell's latest entry into the budget gaming market changes branding but keeps the value. Does the new G7 offer as much bang-for-the-buck as the uber-popular Inspiron 15 7577? Find out in our comprehensive review.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Strangely, the Dell G7 15 with GTX 1060 is currently less expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti option (Source: Dell)

Strangely, the Dell G7 15 with GTX 1060 is currently less expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti option

Laptops with the GeForce GTX 1060 will always be more expensive than the same model with the slower GeForce GTX 1050. Price mistake or not, the Dell G7 15 with the GTX 1060 Max-Q is suddenly cheaper than the GTX 1050 Ti option. Th...
Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 features a 360-degree hinge that activates the tablet mode. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 coming in September

Acer now offers premium builds for the Chromebook lineup. The latest Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 come with all-aluminum chassis and 13.5-inch IPS displays supporting 2256 x 1504 resolutions. Spec-wise, these notebooks come powered b...
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

Ambitious middle-class Yoga. Good quality at a low price - impossible? Lenovo attempts to fulfill this promise by releasing a middle-class convertible laptop playing in the upper league. You can read in this detailed review if this concept adds up.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Image Source: Origin PC

Origin PC's EVO17-S is a thin-and-light gaming laptop with an Intel Core i9 CPU

Origin's new EVO17-S is the thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop from the custom retailer. That said, the device is still comparatively hefty at 0.98-inches thick and 6.6. lbs. However, crammed into the case are an Intel Core i9-8...
Dell G3 15 3579 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Dell G3 15 3579 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

Value-oriented. The new Dell G series caters to gamers on tighter budgets who may find the Alienware series to be out of reach. While core performance remains intact, the cut corners for this inexpensive offering add up quickly.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance notebook not coming with Intel Core i5, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and 97 WHr battery (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5 and 97 WHr battery no longer coming to the US

Although he previously stated that the Intel Core i5-powered XPS 15 9570 would get the 97 WHr battery option, Frank Azor has recently revealed that those who want this power pack should "move up to the next config" to get it. This...
Can Chromebooks really overtake Windows and macOS? (Source: Google)

Google takes a jab at Windows and macOS in latest Chromebook ad

Google seems to take on Windows and macOS head on with its latest Chromebook ad. The ad shows how Chromebook users don't have to deal with any of the errors and update nags that plague traditional PC users. While Chromebooks are i...
Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

Multi-talented. Acer's 15.6-inch all-rounder is equipped with a quad-core processor, an IPS display and a GPU with enough performance power to render current games – and more. Even with its high-performance hardware, it offers a long battery life. Update: 4K SKU with 100 % sRGB
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Dell XPS 13 9370 Developer Edition with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 with Intel Core i7-8550U processor (Source: Barton's Blog)

The Dell XPS 13 9370 now available with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 onboard

The Intel Core i7-8550U-powered Dell XPS 13 9370 ultrabook is now available with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 onboard. The first XPS 13 Developer Edition arrived more than five years ago and back then it had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. The new ...
Chuwi LapBook SE will ship with a Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 CPU (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi LapBook SE will ship with a Gemini Lake Celeron N4100 CPU

The 13.3-inch laptop will fit right in between the 12.3-inch LapBook and 14.1-inch LapBook Air. The inexpensive laptop will rely on the 6 W Celeron N4100 for yet another low-power lightweight offering from the Chinese manufacturer...
HP Omen 15

84% HP Omen 15 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Price-performance stunner. HP's Omen series of affordable gaming notebooks has been on the market for many years. We took a closer look at their current 15-inch Coffee Lake gaming notebook - is it good enough to enter our budget gaming notebook top 10 list?
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Custom versions for the mid-range, mid-high and flagship next gen GPUs should hit the market throughout the month of September. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's next gen GTX GPU wattage, memory and pricing details sent to AIB partners

WCCFTech's sources inform that the GTX 1060 successor should feature 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM and will be launched in late September for around US$500, while the GTX 1070 successor would also get 8 GB VRAM, but will be launched in mid-Sept...
We could see 10nm CPUs by holiday 2019. (Source: Anandtech)

Expect systems powered by Intel 10nm chips in shelves by holiday 2019

Systems powered by Intel 10nm CPUs might hit shelves just in time for the holiday season in 2019. The 10nm part will first be made available to client systems followed by datacenter products. However, Intel feels that 14nm will co...
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

With the handbrake left on. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR is a 13.3-inch notebook with a sleek, slim keyboard, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe SSD. Unfortunately, neither the processor nor the battery life lives up to expectations. Find out in this review how the 720s-13ARR fares in our tests.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
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.
The latest Bluetooth vulnerability affects smartphones as well as laptops integrating Intel/Broadcom/Qualcomm Bluetooth-enabled hardware. (Source: Cubot Blog)

New critical Bluetooth exploit discovered

The latest Bluetooth vulnerability may affect many more devices than last year's BlueBorne, because it can affect smartphones as well as laptops that integrate Apple, Google, Intel, Broadcom or Qualcomm hardware. Due to insufficie...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
MacBook Pro 2018: First benchmark results after software update

MacBook Pro 2018: First benchmark results after software update

Apple reacts to all the criticism of the last week and just released a software update, which is supposed to improve the CPU performance. We updated our test models of the MacBook Pro 13 as well as the MacBook Pro 15 and have some benchmark results. Especially the smaller MBP 13 benefits from the update.
Asus accidentally leaks Whiskey Lake i5 and i7 CPUs for upcoming ROG GL503 refresh

Asus accidentally leaks Whiskey Lake Core i5 and i7 CPUs for upcoming ROG GL503 refresh

The official Asus Bangladesh website is listing the ROG Strix GL503 with Whiskey Lake Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U processor options. It could simply be a mistake, but with IFA 2018 right around the corner, it could also be hinting ...
Cloud revenue was attributed as playing a key role in Microsoft's strong fourth quarter results. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft passes US$100 billion yearly revenue and posts impressive fourth quarter results on strong cloud performance

Microsoft has released a strong set of financial results for the fourth quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year and equally impressive results for the full fiscal 2017/2018 year. Growth was strongest in cloud services (matching th...
One month later, the Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 is still out of stock

One month later, the Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 is still out of stock

The eye-catching Blade 15 officially starts at $1900 USD, but the cheapest configuration sits at $2200 due to insufficient stock. There have been no announcements on when we can expect the sub $2000 configuration to be available.
HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

Very good disappointment. AMD Ryzen, mostly known for offering CPUs for consumer products, now want to compete with Intel in the business market. The EliteBook 745 G5, based on the very good EliteBook 840 G5, seems to fit the bill - at least on paper. You can read in this detailed review if it is convincing in reality as well!
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Dell G3 17 3779 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

80% Dell G3 17 3779 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

Entry into gaming. The Dell G3 series offers affordable gaming laptops. We took a careful look at the most affordable Dell notebook with a Coffee Lake CPU and a mid-range GPU. You can find out in our review whether a purchase is worthwhile and if the 17-inch laptop offers any more advantages.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570: 15 % more performance by undervolting

Dell XPS 15 9570: 15 % more performance by undervolting

The current Dell XPS 15 9570 is available with hexa-core CPUs. The performance utilization of Dell's 15-inch multimedia laptop is already decent ex-works, but there is more potential with some tuning. We show how it works and analyze the results.

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