Notebookcheck
Notebook icon

Laptop

All reviews, news and articles on laptops can be found on this topics page.

     restrict settings
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (matte WQHD, i7) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (matte WQHD, i7) Laptop Review

The best display for the X1 Carbon? We already tested the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon several times, and now we also take a look at a model with the matte WQHD display. Is this possibly the best compromise?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Huawei MateBook X Pro vs. MateBook 13: What's the difference?

Huawei MateBook 13 vs. MateBook X Pro: What's the difference?

The two may look similar, but they're actually quite different. The cheaper MateBook 13 is surprisingly the faster model by more than a wide margin while the MateBook X Pro has the larger and higher resolution display. Users shoul...
NuVision Encite Book 12 Plus (N3350, QHD) Laptop Review

77% NuVision Encite Book 12 Plus (N3350, QHD) Laptop Review

It doesn't even have an audio jack. The NuVision looks good, but that's about it. This super-portable and super-cheap subnotebook is dragged down by subpar processor performance, spongy keyboard, a very slow SSD, and the most limited selection of ports we've seen on any laptop.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 12.5" | 1 kg
The best display for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon – All panels in comparison

FHD, Touchscreen, WQHD or HDR? | The best display for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon – All panels in comparison

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business Ultrabooks you can buy. Lenovo offers a total of four different displays for its flagship device, and we test...
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Pixelbook alternative? The Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a well-built, well-designed Chromebook. Thanks to its Intel Core i3-8130U CPU and gorgeous 14-inch FHD display with pen support, the Inspiron 7486 Chromebook may be the best alternative to the Pixelbook on the market.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.8 kg
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU won't be included in the options for this year's XPS. (Source: Nvidia)

Frank Azor confirms the new Dell XPS 15 will not feature the RTX 2060

Dell executive and prolific tweeter, Frank Azor, has once more taken to the social network with information that will be disappointing to some. The owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 asked Azor if the company was planning on fitting the ...
Jensen Huang attended a private Q&A session at CES 2019 and VentureBeat had a few burning questions prepared for the CEO.  (Source: VentureBeat)

Nvidia CEO informs that the GTX 10xx GPU inventories are almost dried up

Jensen Huang is trying to divert attention from stock prices and investor troubles with an optimistic outlook over the inventory troubles that the green team has been having since early 2H 2018. Nvidia's CEO was happy to announce ...
PCI-SIG is almost ready to release the finalized specs for the PCIe 5.0, even if there is no sign of any consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 devices at the moment. (Source: PCI-SIG)

Full PCIe 5.0 specs releasing Q1 2019, PCIe 4.0 to be a short-lived standard

Consumer PCs will finally benefit from PCIe 4.0 devices this year thanks to AMD's support via the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but the high-end sector will also be getting a taste of the PCIe 5.0 some later in 2019, and the two standards are ...
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI is upgrading its gaming laptops and has taken the graphics experience to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. First and foremost is the GS75, which combines sleek design with cutting edge and powerful hardware. (advertisement)
The Acer Predator Triton 900 probably has the most unique design seen at CES this year. (Source: ZDNet)

Laptop releases we are looking forward to in 2019

We've put together a list featuring the most interesting laptop models showcased at CES 2019. This year's highlights were the RTX 2000 mobility GPU additions, the OLED 4K displays and various unique designs. We selected one model that caught our eye from each of the major laptop OEMs and we are really looking forward to testing all these devices later this year.
Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

It's not a coincidence that the OLED XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and Lenovo Yoga C730 are all launching within 1 to 2 months of each other. These 15.6-inch laptops will likely source their 4K UHD OLED panels from t...
Many Netflix customers will see price hikes over the next quarter. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix will increase its prices to customers paying in USD over the next few months

Netflix has announced plans to inflate its prices by up to 18%. However, this will only affect new and existing customers who use US dollars to pay for their subscriptions. This move resulted in a 6.5% increase in its stock price ...
A new toggle to impose a traditional, temporal timeline view is being rolled out to Twitter users. (Source: YouTube)

Twitter is finally switching back to a fully chronological timeline

Recently, Twitter revamped its platform with the 'Interesting Tweets' feature. However, some users have asserted that the tweets chosen by its algorithm persisted in timelines regardless of whether they turned it off in Settings o...
To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

Huawei doesn't not mention it, but perhaps it should. The OEM is quietly slipping the faster 25 W version of the GeForce MX150 into its upcoming mid-tier Ultrabook whereas most competitors are using the much slower 10 W version. E...
The new Librem 15 is packing a 4K display. (Source: Purism)

Purism updates the Librem laptop line with gen 7 Intel ULV CPUs

The new Librem 13 / 15 models come equipped with the i7-7500U CPU coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM and up to 2 TB NVMe SSD + 4 TB SATA SSD storage combos. The security features from the previous versions are still there a...
Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards (Source: Slickdeals)

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards

Based on reader interest, deal-tracking site Slickdeals is predicting that the new Inspiron 7000 convertible and XPS 13 will become highly sought-after laptops once they launch in just a few short months. The Inspiron series alone...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
best chromebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

January 2019 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.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

January 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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

January 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

January 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.
Lenovo Legion Y730 vs. Legion Y530 vs. Legion Y7000: Battle of brothers

Lenovo Legion Y530 vs. Legion Y730 vs. Legion Y7000: Battle of brothers

Lenovo's latest lineup of Legion laptops aims directly for budget-conscious gamers with its fairly low starting prices. All models share very similar internals between them despite their distinct appearances. We compare and contra...
The Dell XPS 15 is to be upgraded with a 4K OLED panel starting in March. (Source: Engadget)

Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Dell has revealed that it plans to start offering the XPS 15 with an OLED panel in March 2019. Such a laptop would be able to offer a much better contrast ratio and more vivid colors than its LCD-wielding counterparts. It’s also p...
Razer Blade 15 series now has a total of four different thicknesses depending on the SKU (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade 15 series now has a total of four different thicknesses depending on the SKU

Although all SKUs may look identical, their sizes are very slightly different between them due to changes in the cooling solution and GPU. We've compiled all the size differences here so potential buyers can more easily compare th...
Honor MagicBook is one of the few laptops that does AMD Ryzen right

Huawei Honor is one of the few OEMs doing AMD Ryzen right

The Honor MagicBook pairs the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU with the same RAM and storage options as the Intel counterpart. In contrast, other OEMs often handicap their AMD SKUs with slow HDDs, cheap displays, and limited RAM. The result ...
A phone with your number can be approximated through its distance from a cell tower. (Source: Trulioo)

Motherboard report implicates major US carriers in a geolocation data-selling scandal

An article posted to the online outlet Motherboard has alleged that the carriers T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have been selling their US customers' geolocation data to private companies, who then went on to sell it to other parties s...
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng

80% HP Pavilion 15 (Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA MX130) Laptop Review

Core i5 Pavilion. After reviewing the AMD variant of the HP Pavilion 15, we now have the Intel Core i5 version with an NVIDIA GeForce MX130 GPU in for testing. The design remains the same and is finished to a high quality. Read on to find out what to expect from the Intel variant of the Pavilion 15 and how it compares against its AMD sibling.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The Lenovo ThinkPad E490s will not be released in Europe

CES 2019 | The Lenovo ThinkPad E490s will not be released in Europe

Last December, Notebookcheck reported on the ThinkPad E490s, a new model that is part of Lenovo's affordable ThinkPad E series. At CES, Lenovo has announced that this model will not be released in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Lenovo was at the top for 2018 global PC shipments, followed by HP and then Dell. (Source: METISfiles)

Lenovo leads PC shipments for 4Q18 and for the year overall

According to preliminary estimates by Gartner, Lenovo was the world’s largest PC vendor in 2018 in terms of units shipped. The Chinese company was at the top of the pile for the last quarter of the year (4Q18) and beat out HP and ...
Bungie and Activision are going in different directions. (Source: VG247)

Bungie's split from Activision confirmed

The developer studio Bungie has announced that it will publish its flagship series, Destiny, independently, thus ending its partnership with Activision. This eventuality has been anticipated by industry insiders and observers for ...
Dell briefly teases new XPS laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

CES 2019 | Dell briefly teases new XPS 13 laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote

Intel Ice Lake is on track for a late 2019 debut just in time for the Holiday shopping season and the Dell XPS 13 series should be one of the first to market with the new CPU. The actual chassis looks to be identical to the curren...
Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year

The manufacturer will be leaving behind the Aorus X design in favor of a newer narrow-bezel look with more heat pipes, more ventilation, and a slightly thicker profile. The change will hopefully address some of the most common dra...
Dell XPS 15 9570 does not have a successor yet, Dell XPS 15 9580 still not in development

Dell XPS 15 9570 issues still cause of concern for owners

While some are not happy to hear that the successor of the XPS 15 9570 is not being developed yet, many users are still waiting for Dell to make things right for them. The issues that need to be fixed are the DPC latency, coil whi...
Why the unique Alienware Area-51m will be a gamble for Dell

Why the unique Alienware Area-51m will be a gamble for Dell

The MXM form factor preceding DGFF never took off even though it was marketed for its versatility and ability to support future GPUs. If Dell isn't careful, they may repeat the same mistakes and run into a wall with DGFF once Nvid...
Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

Affordable underdog. In the enterprise-laptop market, avoiding Dell, Lenovo or HP is hardly possible, but Acer wants to have a piece of that lucrative market segment as well. The Acer TravelMate X3410 is made to appeal to business customers, but will it be able to win-out over the well-established competition? To find out more, read this in-depth review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The H10 M.2 module features 3D XPoint Optane memory that will provide caching for the QLC NAND storage chips. (Source: Intel)

Next gen Intel Optane memory modules coming in Q2 2019

The upcoming Optane products will get a considerable speed boost, as Intel will switch from the PCIe Gen X2 interface to the Gen 3 X4 one. There will be a new M15 caching module, a new stand-alone 815P SSD and a new H10 combo modu...
The Dell Precision 5530 is rather expensive at the moment. (Image source: own)

Dell UK is selling a £7 million laptop

What is the most that you would pay for a laptop? Well, Dell UK must think that some people have cash to burn as it has listed a version of the Precision 7720 for over £7 million on its website. That is ex. VAT and delivery too, a...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

January 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.
The Omni Ultimate holds enough power to fully charge a laptop up to two times or a smartphone up to 18 times. (Source: Omnicharge)

Omnicharge attracts over US$1 million in crowdfunding for its impressive 40,300 mAh power bank

Omnicharge has managed to secure funding of over US$1 million on Indiegogo for its Omni Ultimate battery-charging solution. The device offers a colossal 40,300 mAh (145 Wh) battery capacity but is considerably more portable than s...
Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges (hands-on pictures)

Lenovo announced its Yoga S730 a few months ago at IFA. At CES, Lenovo introduced the Yoga S940 today. This higher-end model of Lenovo's consumer ultrabook series contains a 13.9 inch screen, which is much brighter and comes with ...
Lenovo Yoga C730 2-in-1 will have a 4K UHD OLED display for $1650 USD

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga C730 2-in-1 will have a 4K UHD OLED display for $1650 USD

The OLED panel will likely be the same panel on the upcoming OLED HP Spectre x360 15. The convertible is otherwise only an internal update from last year's Yoga 730 2-in-1.
Dell has caved in — the 2019 XPS 13 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

CES 2019 | Dell has caved in — the XPS 13 9380 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

The "under-your-nose" camera will soon be a thing of the past. The move is a direct response to user complaints and a blow to competitors like the Huawei MateBook X Pro or Lenovo Legion Y530 where OEMs had to get creative with sub...
Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Iris Pro graphics

CES 2019 | Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Intel Iris Pro graphics

Frank Azor cites low interest in gaming subnotebooks like the Alienware 13 as a big reason for skipping additional GPU options for the XPS 13 family. A few competing 13-inch Ultrabooks like the HP Envy 13, Huawei MateBook X Pro, a...
End of the road — Dell will cease production of the Alienware 15 and 17 series (Image source: Vectorstock.com)

End of the road — Dell will cease production of the Alienware 15 and 17 series

These two classic Alienware laptops have reached End-of-Life (EOL) status in order to make room for the thinner, lighter, and sleeker Alienware m15 and m17 successors. The Alienware 17 in particular is being succeeded by both the ...
The Dell XPS 15 will be skipping CES this year (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 is skipping CES this year

Coming straight from the horse's mouth, Dell product manager Frank Azor has confirmed that CES 2019 will focus on the XPS 13 series, Alienware series, and Latitude series with the XPS 15 taking a back seat.
Alienware Area-51m is a 17-inch laptop with removable GeForce RTX graphics card and an LGA 1151 socket (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Alienware Area-51m is a 17-inch laptop with two AC adapter ports and removable GeForce RTX graphics

Dell is pulling a Clevo by offering a laptop with desktop CPU options and an upgradeable GPU. Instead of adopting the MXM GPU form factor like MSI and Clevo, however, Dell has created its own proprietary DGFF GPU form factor that ...
Dell G5 15 SE in white and blue. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Nvidia's new RTX 2000 cards and a 4K OLED display

Dell has announced at CES that it is upgrading the G5 15 5590, G7 15 7590, and G7 17 7790 with the new Nvidia RTX mobile GPUs, including the top-of-the-line RTX 2080. An OLED screen option is also being added, similar to the offer...
Asus Chromebook Education lineup January 2019 (Source: Edge Up)

CES 2019 | Asus intros the Chromebook Education lineup

The new Chromebook family for the education market includes the first-ever Chrome OS-driven tablet by Asus, a 14-inch clamshell design Chromebook, an 11.6-inch convertible, and an 11.6-inch clamshell configuration. While the table...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

January 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.

Andere Themengebiete

Accessory (1217) AMD (1129) Android (7612) Apple (1444) ARM (3080) Audio (76) Bay Trail (161) Business (4431) Cannon Lake (21) Charts (246) Chinese Tech (1163) Chromebook (234) Coffee Lake (296) Console (169) Convertible / 2-in-1 (929) Cryptocurrency (41) Cyberlaw (224) Deal (428) Desktop (1163) Fail (506) Gadget (74) Galaxy Note (165) Galaxy S (328) Gamecheck (185) Gaming (2580) Geforce (1057) Google Nexus / Pixel (167) How To (24) Ice Lake (5) Internet of Things (IoT) (86) iOS (149) iPad Pro (141) iPhone (501) Kaby Lake (909) Lakefield Laptop (3567) Linux / Unix (129) MacBook (174) Monitor (91) MSI (79) OnePlus Two (33) Phablet (1436) Review Snippet (2) Rumor (2248) Ryzen (Zen) (242) Security (466) Smart Home (121) Smartphone (6980) Smartwatch (545) Software (1668) Storage (427) Tablet (2010) Thunderbolt (90) Touchscreen (2378) Ultrabook (1036) Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) (257) Wearable (169) Whiskey Lake (62) Windows (4120) Workstation (439) XPS (129)
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > Topics > Laptop
Redaktion, 2018-07-11 (Update: 2018-07-11)