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The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor drops a few hints about the XPS 15 9570 on Twitter

The upcoming iteration of the Dell XPS 15 will finally have full speed 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 along with possibly a 5K display option according to Dell's VP Gaming and XPS, Frank Azor, who also confirms that Dell is waiting for Intel to ship its 8th generation H-series processors.
Product image of the MX110. The MX130 looks identical. (Source: Nvidia)

The entry-level MX110 and MX130 GPU product pages appear on Nvidia's website

The previously rumored MX110 and MX130 are now listed on Nvidia's website, and unlike the MX150 that they join these cards are Maxwell based rather than Pascal. Based on Nvidia's performance figures these cards provide around 38 to 63 percent of the performance from an MX150.
HP Care lists the SD835 powered laptop. (Source: HP)

The HP 2US29AV could be one of the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops

Details of HP's first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop could have just leaked, courtesy of HP Care. The site lists availability of Care Pack services for an yet to be announced HP laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

November 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

November 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

November 2017 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.
Dell Inspiron 17 7773 (i7-8550U, 16 GB, 17" Touch) Convertible Review

84% Dell Inspiron 17 7773 (i7-8550U, 16 GB, 17" Touch) Convertible Review

The convertible in the 17-inch format. Yes, you read right. A convertible in the 17-inch format is an unusual combination. However, anyone who does not want to go without the advantages of a convertible even when working stationary will really like the device. You can find out in this test whether the new update with a faster CPU and GPU can convince us. Unfortunately our complaints are all too familiar.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
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 November 2017.
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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck. (Source: Sonnet)

Pack a puck: The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck is a portable eGPU solution

Sonnet has released a compact eGPU designed to fit in your bag, ideal for travel, LAN parties, or MacOS High Sierra.
Dell XPS 13 9360 (FHD, i7, Iris) Laptop Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9360 (FHD, i7, Iris) Laptop Review

More GPU or more CPU performance? Dell offers the popular XPS 13 with faster Intel Iris graphics, but can the cooling solution handle the additional performance, and is it a good upgrade? Or should you get the one of the new Kaby Lake-R chips instead?
Intel Core i7-7560U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Affordable Acer Aspire A615-51G coming early next year with GeForce MX150 graphics (Source: JD.com)

Affordable Acer Aspire A615-51G coming early next year with GeForce MX150 graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is expected to have a base price of just $760 USD. Its January launch window suggests that other manufacturers will be revealing more MX150 notebooks come CES 2018.
Intel's latest 8th generation entrant courts a custom AMD Radeon chip and HBM2 memory on a single package. (Source: Intel)

Rivals with benefits — Intel and AMD collaborate to create a new entrant to the 8th generation CPU family

In an interesting development, CPU arch rivals Intel and AMD have collaborated together to create a unique new entrant to Intel's 8th generation CPU family — a combination of an Intel H-series chip coupled to a...wait for it...a custom AMD Radeon GPU with HBM2 memory!
Lenovo ThinkPad L470 (i5-7200U, FHD-IPS) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad L470 (i5-7200U, FHD-IPS) Laptop Review

Gray mouse with legacy features. In Lenovo's wide lineup of 14-inch ThinkPads, the L470 finds its place in the lower midfield: below the T series, but above the E series. Why the low-priced business notebook is highly recommended and which advantages it has over the other models, you can find out in our extensive review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.9 kg
In spite of all the Qualcomm lawsuits, Apple is doing well and even managed to sell more products. (Source: Apple)

Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected

Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
Fujitsu has sold a controlling share in their PC division to Lenovo. (Source: Fujitsu)

Lenovo purchases 51 percent of Fujitsu's PC business, helps them aim for the number one spot

A joint venture partnership has been announced between Lenovo, the Development Bank of Japan, and Fujitsu which results in Lenovo obtaining a controlling share of the new collaboration.
Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1 (N3450, FHD) Laptop Review

74% Chuwi LapBook Air 14.1 (N3450, FHD) Laptop Review

Attractive and slow. Chuwi's MacBook Air clone certainly looks nice and could easily pass as an Ultrabook twice the price. Dig a little deeper, however, and the small flaws quickly begin to crack.
Intel Celeron N3450 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 14.1" | 1.4 kg
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 2017 (i7-8550U, 500 GB, 32 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 2017 (i7-8550U, 500 GB, 32 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Linux or Windows? With the InfinityBook Pro 13 2017, Tuxedo Computers performs pure product maintenance. We explain in our short review how well the pre-production sample based on the eighth generation of the Core-i processors performs.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Even though the PCIe 4.0 specs are ready to be implemented, these will not be seen in commercial products from Intel and AMD until 2019. (Source: PLDA)

PCI-SIG releases PCIe 4.0 specs, teases PCIe 5.0 performance

Expected to be fully adopted by 2019, the PCIe 4.0 specs bring 64 GB/s bandwidths in x16 duplex running at 16 GHz, plus improvements such as reduced system latency, lane margining and superior scalability.
HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U (Source: HP)

HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U

The mainstream 15.6-inch convertible will debut next month for just $700 USD with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and an IR camera.
Raven Ridge is AMD's answer to Intel's mobile processors. (Source: AMD)

Multiple Ryzen 7 2700U Geekbench results show it trading blows with the i7-8550U

Multiple Geekbench 3 results from an Acer laptop show an interesting comparison between the performance of AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and the Intel Core i7-8550U.
2017 has been a great year for AMD, and Q3 revenue results prove that the company is back in business. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Q3 2017 revenues, first positive net income in years

After years of financial struggles, AMD rises above and makes a comeback in 2017. Q3 2017 was the best in years, bringing US$1.64 billion in total revenues, of which US$71 million was the net income. This is very good news for AMD, since the company hasn't seen a positive net income for the past several years.
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Since it weighs around 3.5 lbs, the EZBook i7 can be considered an ultrabook. (Source: Jumper)

Deal | Get the 14-inch Jumper EZBook i7 with Intel Core i7-4500U and 4 GB RAM for $394.99

Powered by the dual-core i7-4500U ULV CPU, this ultrabook also comes with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 128 GB SSD. The 14-inch 1080p screen is complemented by Intel's HD Graphics 4400 iGPU.
What we'd like to see in the 2018 XPS 15 9570

What we'd like to see in the 2018 XPS 15 9570

The Dell XPS 15 still remains one of the best laptops money can buy, but is not without its flaws. As we head into 2018, we expect Dell to refresh the XPS 15 lineup with new Intel 8th generation CPUs and hopefully address some of the nagging problems in the current generation. Here's a list of what we'd like to see changed in the upcoming refresh of an already great piece of hardware.
HP Envy 13-ad006ng (i7-7500U, MX150) Laptop Review

84% HP Envy 13-ad006ng (i7-7500U, MX150) Laptop Review

HP XPS 13 for gaming. A compact 13.3-inch Ultrabook with GeForce MX150 graphics and a metal chassis? Sounds like a solid concept. In our comprehensive review update we'll try to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the HP Envy 13 with MX150 and Core i7-7500U.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
A look back at 25 years of ThinkPad notebooks: Part 3 - The 2010s and modernization under Lenovo

A look back at 25 years of ThinkPad notebooks: Part 3 - The 2010s and modernization under Lenovo

Our third part in the series about the history of the ThinkPad notebook brings us up to the present. In the years after 2010 and all the way to 2017, Lenovo has brought big changes and modernization to the ThinkPads. This also included making some controversial decisions, which we will be taking a close look at.
Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R (Source: pc.watch.impress.co.jp)

Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R

The Lifebook UH series is almost twice as light as the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner with faster processor options as well.
Chuwi LapBook 12.3 (Celeron, 2K IPS) Laptop Review

84% Chuwi LapBook 12.3 (Celeron, 2K IPS) Laptop Review

How much notebook do you need? The affordable Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is designed for everyday tasks. The metal chassis, the high-resolution display, as well as the silent operation are advantages of the laptop.
Intel Celeron N3450 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch and 13.5-inch (Source: CNET)

The Surface Book 2 13.5-inch stacks up to the MacBook Pro 13-inch with power and oomph

Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 13.5-inch ticks all the right boxes for a capable prosumer laptop while still retaining the platform's unique features. The new notebook is now available in completely fanless variants and features the latest 8th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
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13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth in black (left) and gunmetal grey (right). (Source: Razer)

Razer stealthily releases the first Razer Blade Stealth with a quad-core processor

Razer has announced a quad-core upgrade for the 13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth. This provides more processing power for use with the Razer Core and external GPU. Razer has also includes a larger power supply, indicating that they might tweak a higher CPU TDP for increased performance.
Microsoft Surface Book 2. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases an entirely new Surface Book 2 15-inch with GTX 1060 inside the 2-in-1 form factor

Microsoft has launched three new Surface Book 2 models today, 13.5-inch with Intel HD graphics, 13.5-inch with Nvidia GTX 1050, and 15-inch with Nvidia GTX 1060. We take a look at the 15-inch model in this news article, including the stunning launch video.
Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

The mobile quad-core APU will purportedly run at a base 2 GHz clock rate with 6 MB of cache compared to the desktop 3.2 GHz Ryzen 5 1400 with 8 MB of cache.
This unnamed convertible is the first to sport a 'Gemini Lake' CPU. (Source: Notebook Italia)

The first Intel 'Gemini Lake' convertible notebook surfaces anonymously

The first convertible notebook based on Intel's 8th generation 'Gemini Lake' Celeron N4000 SoC was showcased at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017 by Chinese supplier, Skyworld. The 'anonymous' notebook runs Windows 10 and comes with a stylus with support for Windows Ink.
Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (HD-Display, HD 620) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (HD-Display, HD 620) Laptop Review

Display from the Stone Age. Lenovo's ThinkPad E470 is an affordable ThinkPad with its largest user base among students and home office users. We have already reviewed this laptop in review earlier this year. However today we are reviewing a model with slightly worse hardware in order to explain, why you should not get this notebook in this particular configuration. Ever!
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.9 kg
The Jumper EZBook 3S is only 0.31-inch thick and very light, weigh 2.7 lbs. (Source: Jumper)

Deal | Get the 14-inch Jumper EZBook 3s ultrabook for only US$278

The razor-thin and lightweight EZBook 3S ultrabook comes with Intel's Celeron N3450 ULV quad-core CPU, coupled with 6 GB DDR3 RAM, and offers an unexpected 256 GB SSD solution. The HD Graphics 500 iGPU powers the 14-inch 1080p IPS display and the 10,000 mAh battery should last for 3-5 hours.
Dell XPS 13 (i7-8550U, QHD) Laptop Review

89% Dell XPS 13 (i7-8550U, QHD) Laptop Review

Fastest XPS 13 thus far. The jump from ULV Kaby Lake to Kaby Lake-R is the biggest performance boost the XPS 13 series has seen in years. We investigate to see if this has had any repercussions in terms of fan noise, battery life, and temperature.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
AMD and Intel boxing it out or giving each other bro fists? 9Source: WCCFTech)

[Update] Intel and AMD partnering up? Leaked slide reveals Mobility CPUs with Vega integrated graphics

Even though the battle between AMD and Intel is heating up on the PC CPU front, the two companies might be up for a collaboration on the mobile CPU shore.
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 – Missed Opportunity?

Lenovo ThinkPad 25 – Missed Opportunity?

A big premium for an old keyboard. The ThinkPad 25 was supposed to be a highlight for ThinkPad enthusiasts, but all we got is a more expensive ThinkPad T470 with a retro keyboard. It is still a good laptop, but we were underwhelmed. We have a closer look at the device, the expectations, and missed opportunities.
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370UA (i5, 256 GB, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370UA (i5, 256 GB, FHD) Convertible Review

I'm blue Da ba dee da ba di! Colors are not the only interesting aspect of the new ZenBook Flip S. Asus has presented a very slim 13-inch convertible and the Intel Core i5-7200U at the heart of the device offers decent processing power. To find out how well the hardware works together and whether the stylish convertible can keep up with its competition, take a look at our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
The first look of the new Dell XPS 13 in pristine Alpine White. (Source: TechRadar)

Dell XPS 13 vNext gets teased ahead of CES 2018

Dell showed off a sneak peak of the upcoming XPS 13 way ahead of its official CES 2018 announcement. The new XPS 13 seems to sport new color choices and ditches all legacy USB ports in favor of USB Type-C.
Google announces the premium Pixelbook (to no one's surprise)

Google announces the premium Pixelbook (to no one's surprise)

Google today announced the Pixelbook, their premium Chromebook that's has been the subject of a relentless stream of leaks over the past few months. The 2-in-1 Chromebook features a high-density 12.3, 3:2 aspect ratio display and powerful 7th generation Intel Core series processors.
HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

81% HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

Ultrabook or workstation. The ZBook 15u G4 is a mobile workstation made by HP that - while cheaper than its brethren - still manages to meet the ZBook’s high quality standards. Unfortunately, the light and thin workstation also comes with lower performance hardware. Find out whether or not the concept works as expected in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD FirePro W4190M | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The new HP Spectre 13 features upgraded internals and a redesigned chassis (Source: HP)

HP announces refreshed Spectre 13 featuring 8th gen Intel CPUs and a redesigned chassis

The refreshed HP Spectre 13 ultrabook features the Intel 'Kaby Lake-R' Core i7-8550U CPU and slimmer design than its predecessor. Along with the upgraded internals, the ultrabook features a choice of a 4K or FHD display and a bigger 43 Wh battery.
The HP Spectre 13 x360 2017. (Source: HP)

The new HP Spectre 13 x360 2017 is thinner, smaller, more angular, and 30 percent faster

Today HP has announced the beautiful new Spectre 13 x360 to replace the older model in the premium market. In addition to design tweaks, HP has added an Intel 8th generation CPU, and a wider range of security authentication methods.
The Google Pixelbook looks set to take on the 12-inch MacBook. (Source: Droid-Life)

Google Pixelbook turns up on reseller site, new mystery 'Google Clips' product as well

It doesn't look like Google will have much left to unveil at its October 4 launch event. In addition to all the Pixel 2 leaks, more details have spilled out about the new Pixelbook and the Google Home Mini intelligent speaker.
What Can a Chromebook Do?

What can you do with a Chromebook?

Chromebooks, which run on Google's ChromeOS, have quickly become one of the major drivers of mobile computing as they provide an easy way to access the web without worrying a lot about deployment, administration and configuration. Although ChromeOS is an almost online-exclusive OS, Chromebooks can still be adapted to handle most workflows. In this article, we explore what a Chromebook can do and help you decide if you should be hopping on the Google bandwagon.
The forthcoming Google Pixelbook looks set to get Google Assistant. (Source: Droid-Life)

Chromebooks look set to finally get Google Assistant, Pixelbook might be the first

Google looks to be doing everything it can to give Microsoft a headache. Fresh from rolling out Android app compatibility for its Chrome OS, it is now set to brings its Google Assistant to Chrome OS as well.
Lenovo: ThinkPad 25 will likely be announced on October 5, only available in certain markets

Lenovo: ThinkPad 25 will likely be announced on October 5, only available in certain markets

This week, the announcement of the first ThinkPad notebook will be exactly 25 years ago. Lenovo, the PC-OEM who develops ThinkPads since 2005, will host a small even on Facebook on that day - and likely announce the ThinkPad 25 there. In unrelated news, there are some new details about this model, which apparently won´t be available everywhere.
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The docking keyboard is not offered with the tablet. (Source: Jumper)

Deal | Get the Jumper EZpad 6 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet for only US$169.99

The Jumper EZpad 6 is powered by Intel’s Atom Cherry Trail x5-Z8350 ULV quad-core CPU, comes with 4 GB DDR3LP memory plus 64 GB internal storage, and features an 11.6-inch 1080p IPS display. The docking keyboard is sold separately, but shouldn't bring the total cost to more than US$200.
The Dell Latitude 13 7370 is now available at a heavily discounted price. (Source: eBay)

Deal | The Dell Latitude 13 7000 can be yours for just US$599

Dell's premium business offering, the Latitude 13 7370, is currently available on Dell's eBay store for just US$599 — more than 50% off its original price of US$1,300. The discounted price also includes a US$100 on-page discount.

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