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The HP Pavilion Power comes only in Shadow Black, but the keyboard can have acid green or ghost white accents. (Source: HP)

HP's new Pavilion Power notebooks get the GTX 1050 treatment

HP has released new Pavilion Power notebooks powered by Intel's Core i5-7300HQ or the i7-7700HQ, and all models come standard with the GTX 1050 GPU. Prices start at US$949.99.
 The i9-7920X features 16.5 MB of level 3 cache compared to i9-7900X’s 13.75 MB. (Source: Intel)

Intel quietly announces the i9-7920X CPU in response to AMD's Threadripper

Intel's latest CPU price list mentions the i9-7920X as a 12-core / 24-thread processor with a base clock of 2.9 GHz and an MSRP of US$1,189. The core count make it a direct competitor for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, even though the AMD CPU costs US$799.
Even though the new models are part of the Asus ultrabook family, they come equipped with the desktop version of Nvidia's GTX 1050 GPU. (Source: Asus)

Asus releases the VivoBook Pro 15 ultrabooks with GeForce GTX 1050

Three new Asus ultrabook models come equipped with Nvidia's GTX 1050 GPU. Prices range from US$799 for the Intel's i5-7300HQ CPU version up to US$999 for the i7-7700HQ version.
More notebooks sporting Intel 8th generation CPUs spotted through benchmark listings

More notebooks sporting Intel 8th generation CPUs spotted through benchmark listings

In addition to the Acer Swift 3, we can now expect Lenovo, HP, and Asus to soon announce new Coffee Lake SKUs in their respective Yoga, Spectre, and Zenbook families of Ultrabooks.
The device we're all waiting for just got a little further away. (Source: The Ledger Gazette)

Microsoft crushes hopes of current Windows Phone users — no full Windows 10 coming to existing handsets

A Microsoft exec has clarified that Windows 10 on ARM will not be coming to any existing Windows phones, as the OS is designed for a "desktop experience" rather than a phone one.
The Acer Swift 3's standout features are Nvidia's new efficiency-focused MX150 GPU and the 15W quad-core 8th generation CPU. (Source: Rue Du Commerce)

First Coffee Lake notebook leaked: a 15W quad-core?

The first laptop to use Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake platform has appeared on a French e-commerce site. The Acer Swift 3 appears to use a 15W i5-8250U CPU billed as "Quad-Core". If the i7's will be hyper-threaded as Intel's HQ-series are, this will be a major step forward for ultraportable computing power.
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Cube Thinker Laptop (Core m3-7Y30, 8 GB, 256 GB) Review

80% Cube Thinker Laptop (Core m3-7Y30, 8 GB, 256 GB) Review

Surface Laptop on a tight budget. Laptops from the Far East are becoming better and better, at least in regard to their looks and features. One representative of the Chinese premium class is the Cube Thinker, which comes with an elegant-looking aluminum case and a Surface-Book screen. However, can the performance keep up with the shop-window presentation?
Intel Core m3-7Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.5" | 1.7 kg
(Source: Microsoft)

Opinion: It's time we talked about throttling in reviews

Due to the prevalence of thermal throttling and new passive-cooling technologies, it is no longer enough to run a few short benchmarks and declare a machine's performance is satisfactory.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 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 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

July 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.
The Surface Pro features improved performance, battery life, and design over the Surface Pro 4. (Source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro users complain of random shut-offs

Microsoft has confirmed that some Surface Pro units are being affected by sudden and random hibernation — though other users assert the laptop is simply turning off abruptly, causing them to lose work.
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 July 2017.
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Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Featherweight champion? Toshiba's Portégé X30 packs tons of features in one of the lightest bodies currently available. Can the X30 compete with other thin-and-light heavyweights, or will it get knocked out?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Apple MacBook 12 (2017)

90% Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop Review

What is new? As well as the quietly updated Air 13, the MacBook 12 has also got a new CPU and a faster SSD. With it, Apple aims to be "years ahead". "Compared to whom or what?" you might ask. Probably in comparison to the Air 13, whose essentials are still from 2012? This could be successful; at least in part.
Intel Core m3-7Y32 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12" | 920 g
The submitted patent for the disablement system. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Microsoft patents always-on anti-theft technology for laptops

Microsoft has patented an anti-theft system for upcoming PCs with cellular connectivity, allowing them to be remotely disabled even without a network connection.
The GPD Pocket is a newer take on the older concept of a netbook, improving on performance, design, and build quality. (Source: GPD)

GPD Pocket 7-inch mini-laptop now on sale for US$500

The 7-inch GPD Pocket mini-PC is now available to order for US$500. The device was previously available only to early backers of its crowdfunding campaign.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

Light business companion! We recently tested the ThinkPad X1 Carbon extensively. We now tested a slightly thinned-down version based on an Intel Core i5 for you, and we can show you whether this represents an advantage compared to the otherwise identical model based on the Intel Core i7.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Apple MacBook Air 13 2017

86% Apple MacBook Air 13 2017 Laptop (1.8 GHz) Review

There's life in the old dog yet. It might be hard to believe, but Apple's MacBook Air 13 (unibody aluminum design, 1.35 kg/~3 lb, 17 mm/~0.7 in, 13.3-inch, 1440 x 900) has just turned 7 years old. Once at the very forefront of the vanguard of Ultrabooks, it has now turned into a beloved grandpa.
Intel Core i5-5350U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Teaser image of the Retro/Anniversary ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad: Anniversary Edition planned for October release (Update: Teaser Image)

The ThinkPad-brand is celebrating its 25. birthday. Lenovo, the manufacturer who took over the ThinkPad-business in 2005 from IBM, is going to celebrate this anniversary with a limited special edition ThinkPad.
The ThinkPad 701c is one of the most sought-after models for collectors. (Source: Tech Radar)

ThinkPads have accomplished a lot in 25 years

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad lineup with an event in New York City. Let's take a look at a few of the product line's accomplishments over the years.
The Surface Laptop can now be restored to Windows 10 S from Windows 10 Pro (Source: Microsoft)

Recovery image for Windows 10 S now available for the Surface Laptop

It is now possible to recover your Surface Laptop to a Windows 10 S image even after you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
As the name suggests, the Zenbook 3 Deluxe looks to refine the overall Zenbook package with the same sharp design. (Source: ASUS)

Zenbook 3 Deluxe now available from ASUS

Appearing at CES and again at Computex earlier this year, ASUS has begun the sale of the aptly named Zenbook 3 Deluxe. The core i7 version of this ultra-portable device is available for $1,699 direct from ASUS and other online retailers, such as Amazon and Newegg.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with Intel Core i7 CPU compares to its competitors is the subject of our comprehensive review.
Update: Battery runtime and measurements of the WQHD-IPS panel added.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Reading between the lines, Windows 10 S stays fast because it's less susceptible to bloat. (Source: Windows Central)

Is Windows 10 S really faster?

Microsoft has advertised Windows 10 S as faster than regular Windows 10, but the reality is that it just needs less maintenance.
A visual simplification of the big.LITTLE platform delegating tasks to different cores. (Source: MS Power User)

Full Windows 10 on Snapdragon could mean big(.LITTLE) improvements

Windows 10 running on ARM chips won't necessarily mean you'll be trading speed for endurance; ARM's big.LITTLE specialized core technology will mean big improvements in both stamina and performance.
iFixit gives unfavorable review for the Surface Laptop (Source: ifixit.com)

iFixit gives unfavorable review for the Surface Laptop

Want to crack open a Surface Laptop? You'll have to destroy it with a knife first.
Fujitsu Lifebook T937 (i7, 512 GB) Convertible Review

85% Fujitsu Lifebook T937 (i7, 512 GB) Convertible Review

Turned on its head. A business notebook with an all-around worry-free package - already noticeable from opening the box. But the abundant accessories cannot hide the weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Trade in your old MacBook or iPad and get up to US$850 off a new Surface. (Source: Microsoft)

Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N (7500U, FHD, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

86% Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N (7500U, FHD, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

Lightweight and pricey. The new Notebook 9 carries an impressively bright display that is equally as fragile. The flexible chassis brings down an otherwise very portable and reliable machine.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15" | 1.2 kg
The new two-tone logo etched into the anodized aluminum lid looks much more mature than the glowing green plastic it replaced. (Source: Digital Trends)

Razer finally reduces both bezels and bling on their Razer Blade Stealth

Razer is targeting the boardroom over the livingroom with their new gunmetal grey finish for the Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook, doing away with the RGB backlighting and glowing green logo. Instead of huge bezels with a smallish 12.5-inch screen, the new Stealth will just have regular ones with a 13.3-inch display in both QHD and QHD+ resolutions. The new Ste...
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The Toshiba Tecra X40. (Source: CDW)

Toshiba launches Tecra X40 notebook for business

The Tecra line of Toshiba business laptops has been updated with the new Tecra X40. This new notebook features a tough chassis, various security features, and can be outfitted with a variety of different hardware components. A base version can also be purchased—it includes an Intel Kaby Lake processor and a decent if unspectacular amount of memory and storag...
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Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

78% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Super sleek for cheap. Imagine the XPS 15 9560 stripped down to ULV configuration levels at half the starting price and you get the new VivoBook S15 S510 series. While this sounds good on paper, chassis quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
The only outward difference in the updated version seems to be a thin strip of a fingerprint sensor on the upper-right of the touchpad. (Source: KKJ.cn)

XiaoMi Mi Notebook 13 updated with GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake

Xiaomi's 13-inch Mi Notebook Air has been updated for 2017 with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, Kaby Lake i5-7200U CPU, and fingerprint scanner.
Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

84% Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

Legacy Ready. Fujitsu was one of the last few manufacturers whose convertibles were still equipped with the older rotating hinges, and the Lifebook P727 is Fujitsu's first convertible with real 360° hinges that is supposed to lure over a few Dell, HP, and Lenovo customers. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the Lifebook is capable thereof.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Apple rolled out Kaby Lake and optional 16GB of RAM across the entire MacBook line. (Source: MacRumors)

WWDC 2017 | MacBooks finally see upgrade to Kaby Lake

Apple has updated their MacBook and MacBook Pro lines of notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs, optional 16GB of RAM for all models, and improved dedicated graphics for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The base model MacBook Pro 13 also saw a price-drop to US$1299.
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.
Ultra-lightweight Toshiba Portégé X30-D notebook now available

Ultra-lightweight Toshiba Portégé X30-D notebook now available in Europe

Matte FHD touchscreens and a starting weight of just over 1 kg make the new 13.3-inch X30-D attractive for business travelers. SKUs start at 1600 Euros and are not yet available in the US.
AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.

COMPUTEX 2017 | AMD talks up Ryzen Mobile, showcases more laptops

AMD gave a few more details on its future plans for Ryzen-powered laptops, including 2-in-1, thin-and-light, gaming, and consumer form-factors. Two new AMD-powered (FX, not Ryzen) laptops from Acer and Dell were also showcased.
This slide from Intel's 2017 CES presentation forecast a more conservative 15 percent performance increase over Kaby Lake. (Source: Intel)

Intel's 8th gen Coffee Lake 15W chips to be up to 30% faster

Intel's presentation at Computex revealed a 15W 8th generation (presumably mobile) CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads. The unnamed chip was shown outperforming a Kaby Lake i7-7500U CPU by 30% in SYSmark 2014.
Nvidia Max-Q Pascal will bring GTX 1080 graphics to super-thin notebooks

COMPUTEX 2017 | Nvidia Max-Q Pascal will bring GTX 1080 graphics to super-thin notebooks

"Maximum performance at the maximum efficiency state" was the design philosophy for the latest Max-Q series of GPUs for the next generation of gaming laptops. As a first step, Nvidia will be launching three new GPUs, the GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 with Max-Q technology.
Lenovo still struggling in smartphone market

Lenovo still struggling in smartphone market

Lenovo smartphones continue to bleed money with higher losses compared to a year earlier. Fortunately, revenue from the PC division has been more than enough to keep the Chinese manufacturer afloat.
The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)

WWDC forecast: Kaby Lake MacBooks with a chance of Air

The latest information on Apple's upcoming WWDC suggests CPU upgrades for all MacBooks, updated iPads, and possibly the reappearance of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
The XPS 15's design philosophy of a 15-inch laptop in a 14-inch laptop's footprint has put the 14-inch laptop in an awkward place. (Source: Dell)

Opinion: 15 is the new 14

Who doesn't want an extra 1.6 inches? Due to the popularity of small bezels, Editor Douglas Black predicts that 14-inch laptops will lose their niche in the market — at least until there's a breakthrough in heat dissipation.
HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

Better with IPS! We already reviewed the new HP EliteBook 840 G4. One of the biggest issues of the 14-inch business laptop is the TN panel with its limited viewing angles. We now had the chance to check two optional IPS screens.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Nvidia is claiming that the MX150 will provide up to 3-times the performance-per-watt as the 940MX. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's power-efficient MX150 notebook GPU officially released

Nvidia has made its low-cost and power-efficient MX150 official today. The Pascal-based GPU is touted to beat its closest predecessor, the 940MX, in both flat-out performance and performance-per-watt.
An optional MX150 is listed as one of the features available to the HP Envy 13. (Source: Videocardz)

Nvidia launches GeForce MX150 for notebooks without fanfare

HP's Envy 13 unveiling also revealed Nvidia's GeForce MX150 graphics card. The card is, for all intents and purposes, a mobile GT 1030, and is geared toward ultrabooks and similar low-power notebooks.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

Agony of choice. We compare the displays for the new ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full HD or touchscreen – how does the choice influence the picture quality as well as the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The Huawei MateBook X. (Image: Huawei)

The MateBook X is Huawei's new flagship notebook

The MateBook X is a new compact ultrabook from Huawei that is very reminiscent of a certain rival's thin-and-light.
Image: Huawei

Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
The Surface Pro makes enough iterative upgrades over the Pro 4 to make it a solid entry in the series, but the omission of USB Type-C is still glaring. (Source: Microsoft)

Just call it the Surface Pro: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro update in Shanghai

Microsoft has unveiled an update to the Surface Pro 4, dubbed simply "Surface Pro". The new Surface Pro sports slightly redesigned chassis that makes it both thinner and lighter while rounding out the sharp edges, and also boasts a better screen and battery over the previous generation.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)