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It looks like the 2060 mobility GPU will also include ray tracing features and the first tests put it just above the GTX 1070 Max-Q version. (Source: Nvidia)

More details on Nvidia's RTX 2000-series mobility GPUs emerge, leaked Lenovo / HP / Asus laptop benchmarks included

Tum Apisak is back with a bunch of exciting leaks regarding the performance of Nvidia's mid-range and high-end mobility GPUs based on the Turing architecture. First off, the RTX 2060 will get a regular and a Max-Q version, and it ...
PC market anticipated to fall 3.8 percent by end of 2018 (Source: IDC)

Laptops to grow 3.7 percent in PC market share by 2022 according to IDC

Sales of laptops, traditional PCs, and mobile workstations are expected to remain relatively flat for the next few years. Even so, the fast decline of traditional slate tablets will allow laptops and PCs to regain lost market shar...
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN (i7, FHD, MX150) Laptop Review

83% Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN (i7, FHD, MX150) Laptop Review

Greenhorn. The most important feature of the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN is its green case color. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is a bad laptop. We tested this Asus laptop to uncover its strength and weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

December 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 Helio M70 is now available. (Source: The Mobile Indian)

MediaTek launches its M70 5G modem at a tech conference

The Helio M70 baseband chipset was showcased at the China Mobile Global Partner Conference in Guangzhou today. This modem, unlike the Snapdragon X50, is backwards-compatible with 4G to 2G. It is also 3GPP-compatible and rated for ...
The Dell XPS 13 9370 was also available in white for the first time

Dell XPS 13 (9370, 9380) - Overview of all the rumors, dates, configurations, and tests

The Dell XPS 13 9370 is Dell's offering for the needs of mobile power users and enthusiasts. Here you can find all the important information on the current XPS 13 2018, an overview of all the available configurations and reviews, as well as an outlook and rumors on the expected successor model.

Update 12/6/2018: The XPS 13 9380 will come to CES 2019 with a Whiskey Lake CPU.

New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

The 4.9 mm bezels are 60 percent thinner than the last generation with a "retina-shattering" 13.3-inch 4K UHD display. Razer is promising 100 percent sRGB coverage, Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, and optional full-power GeForce MX150 graphi...
Razer has no plans for a 14-inch Blade successor for now (Image source: Own)

Razer has no plans for a 14-inch Blade successor for now

Razer’s first major laptop was the 14-inch Blade over five years ago in 2013. Ever since then, the Blade family has expanded to include 12.5-inch, 13.3-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch models. The central 14-inch series, however, wi...
Samsung notebook screen options will see an upgrade soon. (Source: Digital Trends)

Samsung to bring 4K OLED laptops to CES 2019

The Korean electronics giant Samsung will reportedly debut a line of notebooks with 4K OLED panels at CES 2019. These devices will come in 13.3 inch, 14 inch, and 15.6 inch variants. However, don't expect the consumer models of th...
Hangouts Chat is one new split-off from the original app. (Source: Product Hunt)

Google Hangouts to diversify rather than shut down

Scott Johnson, the Google manager in charge of the app Hangouts, has taken to Twitter in order to refute a report that the same app is to shut down shortly. Instead, Johnson asserts, its functions are to be split across two new se...
Intel is to roll out a new system to update integrated graphics drivers. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Intel to change the way integrated graphics drivers can be updated in Windows

Intel has announced that it will introduce a new medium called Universal Windows Drivers (UWD) to update the integrated graphics the company supplies to current Microsoft OS-running hardware. The institution of UWD will mean that ...
Spark wanted to provide a 5G network using Huawei equipment. (Source: Spark)

Huawei faces rejection for New Zealand 5G deployment contract

Huawei, in partnership with the New Zealand telecommunications company Spark, has had its proposal to provide 5G hardware for the country blocked. This action was taken by the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). T...
The proposed ground floor of Microsoft's flagship London store (Source: City of Westminster Council)

More details about new Microsoft flagship store emerge

Fresh details about Microsoft's first store in the UK have emerged online. Published on the City of Westminster's planning portal, Microsoft has confirmed the size of its London store's retail floor space and offered more details ...
The iCloud dashboard. (Source: Apple)

iCloud for Windows 10 October Update issues fixed

Among the Windows 10 October update's many bugs, Apple's iCloud stopped working and could not be installed on the build. Microsoft and Apple had announced that they would collaborate to resolve this bug. With iCloud's newest updat...
The VivoBook 14 (X420) can be configured with up to an i7-8550U processor. (Source: Asus)

Asus reveals new frameless VivoBook 14 (X420) laptop

Asus has announced a new addition to its VivoBook line-up: The VivoBook 14 (X420). The laptop has a reported 87% screen-to-body ratio, measures 322.4 x 210 x 17.77 mm and it weighs just 1.4 kg. The device can be supplied with up t...
HP Cyber Monday sale now live with deals on the Spectre, Pavilion, Envy, Omen, and more (Source: HP)

HP Cyber Monday sale now live with deals on the Spectre, Pavilion, Envy, EliteBook, Omen, and more

Get the Spectre x360 13t for just $850 USD while it lasts. The convertible has apparently become HP's "#1 selling Spectre" while the "top seller" is the last generation budget AMD-powered HP 15z for only $320 USD.
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

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

November 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.
The HP Spectre Folio makes for a good alternative to the new Apple MacBook Air

The HP Spectre Folio makes for a good alternative to the new Apple MacBook Air

It's a bit larger and heavier, but the HP convertible is the more versatile option especially in regard to its integrated 4G LTE Cat. 16 connectivity. The leather casing and brown colors fit perfectly in a coffee shop setting.
Newegg Cyber Monday ad now live with 8 pages worth of deals (Source: Newegg)

Newegg Cyber Monday ad now live with 8 pages worth of deals

The GeForce RTX 2070 will be in stock for $499 with more savings on PC components, budget laptops, monitors, and televisions.
HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

Timeless leather. HP is putting a new spin on laptop convertibles inspired by antique cameras and wristwatches. The one-of-a-kind leather design is both premium and classic, but its size, weight, and features fall a bit short compared to the sleek and modern metal Ultrabook.
Intel Core i7-8500Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
The experimental set-up that resulted in record-breaking data-transfer speeds. (Source: NTT DoCoMo)

5G speed record broken in Japan

The Japanese telecommunications firm NTT DoCoMo has announced the achievement of 27Gbps data transfer using a 5G transmitter in the course of a collaboration with Mitsubishi. This trial involved driving a car with a roof-mounted a...
Asus announces its full list of Black Friday deals including ZenFone, ZenBook, VivoBook, Zephyrus, and more (Source: Asus)

Asus announces its complete list of Black Friday deals including ZenFone, ZenBook, VivoBook, Zephyrus, and more

The manufacturer will be taking $50 to $300 off on a wide range of laptops and ZenFone smartphones throughout the rest of this month. Participating retailers like Newegg are even shaving off an additional $100 on certain deals.
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

84% Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

All screen. The new ZenBook 14 has a mind-boggling 92 percent screen-to-body ratio to best even the XPS 13. How did Asus manage to achieve such narrow bezels on all four sides of the display while still offering 100 percent sRGB and Whiskey Lake-U?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Skype calls can now be made using Amazon's Alexa speakers

Skype calls can now be made using Alexa speakers

Many Microsoft users will soon be able to make Skype calls over their Alexa-powered smart speakers. This feature is only available in select countries, however. Those living in them may be able to find the new function in the spe...
Apple's iCloud is apparently incompatible with the October Update for Windows

iCloud found not to work with Windows October Update

Users have reportedly discovered that iCloud stops working on laptops updated to the latest version of Windows (1809). This prevents syncing or uploading to the service. New installs of iCloud may also fail due to a lack of compat...
Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more (Source: PR Newswire)

Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more

The cycling deals will run throughout the week with savings between 10 percent and 35 percent across Lenovo's popular product lines. Newer models like the Legion Y530, however, have much smaller discounts compared to older models.
5G-NR's era is about to begin. (Source: GizChina)

German government assigns entire radio band to 5G

The German federal authorities have dedicated the country's entire C-band (or frequencies from 3.4 to 3.8 GHz) to the provision of 5G. This move is being applauded as it may result in more efficient deployment of the new mobile-da...
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 & E590: Upcoming budget ThinkPads listed at registration-offices (pictured: ThinkPad E580)

Lenovo ThinkPad E490 & E590: Upcoming budget ThinkPads listed at registration-offices

The year 2018 is coming to a close. Time for new ThinkPad laptops: With the ThinkPad E490 and the ThinkPad E590, the first models of the upcoming generation have surfaced on sites of Korean registration-offices.
Acer reveals Black Friday deals for its Predator, Swift, Spin, Aspire, and Nitro family of products (Image source: Amazon)

Acer reveals Black Friday deals for its Predator, Helios, Swift, Spin, Aspire, and Nitro series

Acer's top-of-the-line Predator 700 laptop with GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q Graphics will be $700 off next week along with at least a dozen other models. The promotion will apply to major retailers including Newegg, Amazon, Costco, Bes...
LG likely preparing a 17-inch Gram laptop for 2019

LG likely preparing a 17-inch Gram laptop for 2019

The LG 17Z990, 17ZD990, 17ZB990, 17ZG990, and 17Z99 are all probably pointing to a new series of 17-inch devices as part of its existing family of Gram laptops. With CES less than two months away, there's a good chance that LG wil...
The new Windows 10 Light Theme. (Source: Windows Blog)

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview

The October update for Windows 10 is currently being rolled out to the general public. For those in the Fast ring of the Insider Preview program, however, the build of the future is available to try out. This update, known as 19H1...
MSI P65 8RF - Creator

87% MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device seems to keep its word, and a hexa-core CPU and GTX 1070 are great for much more than just working.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
We compare the XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

We compare the Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9. Which is the better buy?

The Core i9-8950HK is faster than the Core i7-8750H configuration, but how much faster is it when compared to the Core i5-8300H? Our direct benchmark comparisons show the Core i7 configuration performing closer than we initially a...
Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Live-Review – Better display, slow processor? Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there were many speculations about the end of the series. Now, we get completely redesigned the model including a modern display. Is it an alternative to the more expensive MacBook Pro 13 for many users, or is it somewhat redundant? Update: Speakers, fan noise, video runtime
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)

LaCie releases new portable SSD with USB type C port

LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, has released its latest portable SSD with USB type C. The company claims that it can transfer data at up to 540 MB/s and support up to USB 3.0 standards. The LaCie type C portable SSD is also suppos...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Too much power? After checking out the Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs, we're now finally ready to benchmark the Core i9 version of the XPS 15 9570. In short, users are better off investing in more storage, RAM, or faster graphics than to plop down an additional $250+ for the Core i9-8950HK.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
As promised, Razer is now shipping the Blade 15 in Mercury White (Source: Razer)

As promised, Razer is now shipping the Blade 15 in Mercury White

Get the Blade 15 in light gray for the same price as the standard black at $2200 USD. Razer has been pushing its line of Blade laptops harder than ever these past two years with the refreshed Blade Pro and introduction of the Blad...
Is there such a thing as a core i7 Macbook Air? (Source: TechSpot)

Mysterious Macbook Air-like device with i7 processor shows up on Geekbench

The 2018 Macbook Air comes with a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y processor and 16GB of RAM at best. A suspicious new listing on Geekbench 4 details an Apple laptop with the same motherboard as the Macbook Air, but with a fas...
The MacBook Air Retina is slightly more repairable than Apple's other laptops

The MacBook Air Retina is slightly more repairable than Apple's other laptops

The team over at iFixIt has published a complete teardown of the new MacBook Air Retina. While soldered storage and an integrated keyboard count heavily against the device, new pull tabs under the battery and a separate logic boar...
Intel's graphics driver 25.20.100.6373 brings optimisations for FM19 (Source: Sports Interactive)

Intel releases new graphics driver for Football Manager 2019 and Soulcalibur VI

Intel has released a new graphics driver for 6th Generation Core processors onwards that is available now to download for Windows 10 devices. The driver has been optimised for the release of Football Manager 2019, and brings perfo...
Huawei Matebook 13 with NFC and Whiskey Lake-U processor coming December 2018 (Source: 91mobiles)

The latest Huawei Matebook 13 sports NFC support and Whiskey Lake-U processor options

The new Huawei Matebook 13 has the camera (finally!) placed above the display and is powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor. With a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent, this compact notebook also features NFC connectivity and...
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

Could be faster. The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Core i7 SKU is a perfect example of why a pricier configuration may not always be the fastest when compared to a less expensive SKU. The Core i7 CPU on our HP is measurably slower than the same model with the more affordable Core i5.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Spotify shares were affected by less than completely positive earnings reports. (Source: djtimes.com)

Spotify shares sank by 11% due to pessimistic earnings forecast

The shares of the company Spotify were down 11% at the start of today (November 1, 2018) due to a forecast that shows relatively poor fourth-quarter performance. In addition, Spotify is now reported to be committed to new investme...
Apple: New Design & Retina display for the MacBook Air 2018

Apple: New Design & Retina display for the MacBook Air 2018 (Update)

Apple announced the new MacBook Air right at the start of todays special event. Included in the new Apple MacBook Air 2018 is a Retina screen and a new processor. Also, Apple updated the design of this very successful device today...
The 12-inch MacBook only scores a fresh coat of paint. (Source: Apple)

12-inch MacBook gains new gold hue, but misses out on Amber Lake Y, more

As expected, Apple has unveiled a new Mac mini, MacBook Air and new iPad Pro models. However, one device that missed out on getting a chipset refresh was the 12-inch MacBook, leaving it essentially unchanged since June 2017 barrin...
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018

90% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X) Laptop Review

Handbrake Deluxe. Apple finally ships the MacBook Pro 15 with the new Intel processors. They feature 6 cores and should increase the multi-core performance significantly. At least in theory, because a comparison with the predecessor shows that the advantage is not always that big.
Intel Core i7-8850H | AMD Radeon Pro 560X | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
ThinkPad UEFI failure: Experienced users can repair their laptops with some effort

ThinkPad UEFI failure: Experienced users can repair their laptops with some effort

Yesterday, we reported on a catastrophic failure related to a setting in the UEFI-firmware of recent ThinkPads. Essentially, if the users changed a certain setting in the UEFI of their ThinkPad, there is a good chance that the mac...
HP has no plans for an EliteBook x360 1020 G2 successor for now (Source: HP)

HP has no plans for an EliteBook x360 1020 G2 successor for now

HP's best 12.5-inch convertible will be taking a hiatus in order to focus on the 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 1030 series. All of its features will be integrated into the EliteBook x360 1030 including Sure View and its super-bright ba...
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

More versatile than ever. We check out the pricier Core i7 SKU to see how it holds when up against the less expensive Core i5 SKU. Is it worth investing in the faster option? And how much better is the faster option exactly?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.9" | 1.4 kg
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 (Celeron N3060) Laptop Review

77% Dell Chromebook 11 3181 (Celeron N3060) Laptop Review

Low Quality. Dell's standard Chromebook 11 leaves quite a bit to be desired. A low quality display and cheap construction drag down the device. Additionally, the limits of Chrome OS and bugs with Android app compatibility leave a bad taste.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg

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