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Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

Slimmer is better – or is it? The ThinkPad T490 is a radical redesign of the central ThinkPad series, the T series. Lenovo emphasizes a much improved mobility with a more compact, thinner and lighter case. This begs the question whether Lenovo had to make any compromises in order to make these improvements. This time around, at least Lenovo does not skimp on the screen.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T490s (i5, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

92% Lenovo ThinkPad T490s (i5, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

Slimmer, but does that make it better? It is a bit surprising that the ThinkPad T490s gets a new chassis since the manufacturer has already redesigned the model last year. There are more changes, but not all of them are positive. We have reviewed the new ThinkPad T490s with the Low Power 1080p screen.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Acer Swift 3 with Core i7-8550U CPU, 256 GB SSD, and narrow bezels is only $550 right now (Image source: Newegg)

Deal | Acer Swift 3 with Core i7-8550U CPU, 256 GB SSD, and narrow bezels is only $550 right now

Acer's newest entry-level 15.6-inch laptop has almost all the modern features of a pricey flagship including USB Type-C, narrow bezels, SD card reader, 1080p display, and an integrated fingerprint reader all for hundreds of dollar...
Will the U.S. trade escalations impact the MateBook laptop series? Huawei is uncertain

Will the U.S. trade escalations impact the MateBook laptop series? Huawei is uncertain

Huawei's 2019 flagship laptops may never see the light of day in the United States. The company appears to be in a scramble in regard to its product plans for North American audiences. Fortunately, users can still import the inter...
Micro- and mini-LEDs may be the future of lighting. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

The mini- and micro-LED market set to grow by at least 100% over next 5 years

Micro- and mini-LEDs may make up the next generation of high-end displays after AMOLED. At present, however, they are more of a niche-application product. However, new research indicates that their market will grow to be worth US$...
In review: Razer Blade 15 and Gigabyte Aero 15 are using the same 240 Hz panels from Sharp

In review: Razer Blade 15 and Gigabyte Aero 15 are using the same 240 Hz panels from Sharp

The increased fluidity and reduction in motion blur are undeniable when compared to a 60 Hz display. Even so, we'd be lying if we said we could definitively recognize a 240 Hz panel from a 144 Hz panel.
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is difficult to upgrade

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is difficult to upgrade

Of the newest compact business T & X business ThinkPads, the Thinkpad T490 offers the best upgradeability. Unfortunately, the manufacturer makes the process of opening the chassis tedious, as Lenovo uses loads of plastic clips.
Comet Lake-U is based on a 14nm manufacturing process. (Image source: Professional Review)

Intel's Comet Lake-U i5-10210U SoC underwhelms on both Geekbench and GFXBench

Intel’s Comet Lake-U processor i5-10210U has been spotted on Geekbench and GFXBench. The results that have been recorded on both benchmarks aren’t going to win any performance awards; however, the chip has a very low TDP and a pre...
The putative RedmiBook 14 could look much like this PC. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Redmi's first PC is most likely to be a 14-inch notebook

According to some online rumors, Redmi is on the verge of entering the laptop market with its first product of this category. More details on this machine - apparently named the RedmiBook 14 - may have emerged. It could rock Intel...
The Alienware 15 can be configured with up to 32 GB RAM. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Dell’s 12% sitewide sale: Save over US$400 on an Inspiron Gaming Desktop or snip over US$160 off an XPS 15 laptop

Dell is currently offering a sitewide sale with 12% off a full range of electronic products. This covers the American manufacturer’s numerous well-known lines, including XPS, Alienware, Inspiron, and more. One of the most interest...
Lenovo has taken the covers off a stunning foldable PC prototype currently targeted for launch in 2020. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo reveals prototype foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop

Lenovo has revealed what it is calling the “world’s first foldable PC” at its Accelerate 19 conference in Orlando, Florida. Currently in prototype, the device may form part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 family should the Chinese PC make...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with Low Power FHD screen outdoors

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with IGZO Low Power FHD screen

Notebookcheck is reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 at the moment. Our review sample contains a FHD screen that Lenovo markets as "Low Power". As we found out, the screen used here is not a normal a-SI IPS LCD, but a higher qualit...
Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD with Core i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, and 512 GB NVMe SSD is only $1180 right now (Source: B&H)

Deal | Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD with Core i7-8565U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, and 512 GB NVMe SSD is only $1180 right now

Asus' latest 15.6-inch laptop is barely six months old and it's already hundreds of dollars cheaper. The flagship ZenBook 15 UX533FD is an excellent alternative for users who are turned off by all the recent software and hardware ...
The earphones and headphones market will remain healthy into the next decade. (Source: headphonezone.in)

The US earphone/headphone market will be worth US$9 billion in 5 years

Earphones and headphone sales drive a healthy market in the United States. The market analysis firm ReportBuyer estimates that it will grow at a compound rate of over 12% until it is worth approximately US$9 billion in 2024. The p...
The Huawei Matebook X Pro comes in a new Pink Gold color. (Huawei)

Huawei's Matebook X Pro now comes in a rose gold variant

Huawei’s Matebook X Pro is finally available in a new rose gold color. The latest iteration of the highly-regarded ultrabook is retailing in China from US$1,320.
Spot the typo: The One Mix 3 will be available to pre-order from May 16. (Image source: One-Netbook)

The One-Netbook One Mix 3 is arriving sooner than expected - white SKU seemingly planned too

Set your alarms to next Thursday. One-Netbook has already revealed most of the specifications for its next device, the One Mix 3, and now it has confirmed when it will be making the mini laptop available to pre-order too. It is st...
The Skullcandy Indy earbuds. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases Indy, its latest truly wireless earbuds

The popular audio company Skullcandy has unveiled Indy, a pair of truly wireless earbuds aimed at those wishing to get into this product category at a decent price. They offer IP55 ingress protection, Bluetooth 5.0 and a combined ...
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

May 2019 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.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2019 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 Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 2-port charger. (Source: Anker)

Anker claims its new PowerIQ 3.0 technology is compatible with 100W charging

Anker has released details on its new PowerIQ chips to control its upcoming charging accessories. The OEM asserts that they are compatible with QuickCharge 3.0 and PowerDelivery (PD) platforms that charge at up to 100 watts (W). H...
Intel's long overdue 10nm Ice Lake chips will be shipping in volume from June. (Source: Intel)

Intel Ice Lake 10nm chips ramping from June, 7nm coming 2021

It looks like Intel’s 10nm fabrication woes might finally be over. Speaking at its 2019 Investor Meeting, Intel chief engineering officer and group president of Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group, Dr Murthy Renduchi...
Apple MacBook Pro keyboard kerfuffle illustrates the problem with increasingly thinner laptops (Image: Huawei MateBook 14)

Apple MacBook Pro keyboard kerfuffle illustrates the problem with increasingly thinner laptops

If you want a super-thin laptop, then something has got to go. Manufacturers like Apple, Razer, and Dell have been getting creative with their keyboard technologies with generally mixed results. Qualities like clatter, feedback, ...
Huawei MateBook D 14 vs. MateBook 14: What's the difference?

Huawei MateBook D 14 vs. MateBook 14: What's the difference?

The budget 16:9 MateBook D 14 is best for multimedia playback while the higher-end 3:2 MateBook 14 is best for office and editing work where higher graphics performance is desired. Perhaps surprisingly, CPU performance between the...
Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program to boost QA standards for Intel-powered laptops

IHVs for laptop PCs can submit their products to Intel for compliance assessment, quality assurance, and performance tests. If they pass, then major OEMs like Acer, Huawei, Asus, or Dell will be more likely to source these optimiz...
Huawei MateBook 14 (i7-8565U, GeForce MX250) Laptop Review

87% Huawei MateBook 14 (i7-8565U, GeForce MX250) Laptop Review

3:2 Ultrabook. The MateBook 14 is faster than the 2018 MateBook X Pro while offering an uncommon 3:2 display in contrast to the ubiquitous 16:9 form factor. Though powerful for the size, CPU Turbo Boost could be better and the lack of Thunderbolt 3 is glaring considering the >$1000 asking price.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Windows 10 1809 has a new patch. (Source: WCCFTech)

Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 1809

The next Windows 10 update, May 2019 (or 1903) is becoming available via early-access programs run by its maker. However, Microsoft is also still maintaining the current general build, 1809. This version of the OS now has a new pa...
Huawei's unique pop-up webcam just looks silly now in 2019

Dell's XPS 13 9380 webcam makes Huawei's unique pop-up webcam look silly

The quirky approach is becoming increasingly unnecessary. Webcam kill switches, webcam sliders, and newer webcam components designed specifically for narrow display bezels as found on the latest laptops offer the same benefits as ...
There was no escaping the XPS 15 9570's "nosecam". (Image source: Own)

Dell ceases to pick its nosecam: New XPS 15 model will move the webcam back to the top bezel

Dell XPS boss Frank Azor has revealed that the next iteration of the XPS 15 laptop will have its webcam located on the top bezel. Many XPS 15 9570 owners have complained about the location of the camera under the Dell logo on the ...
Logo via IBM.

THINK: A brief history of ThinkPads, from IBM to Lenovo

The ThinkPad line is one of the most renowned device families in the laptop world. Ever since its inception under IBM in 1992, the ThinkPad brand has seen its fair share of successes and failures. In this overview, we will take a brief look at the history of the storied brand.
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN vs. Dell XPS 13 9380: The GeForce power difference

Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN vs. Dell XPS 13 9380: the GeForce power difference

Ever wanted an XPS 13 but found its screen too small and graphics too slow? The Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN offers a larger display and much more powerful GPU while being lighter and almost the same size as the Dell equivalent for ab...
Vade Secure's Phisher's Favorites rankings for 1Q2019. (Source: Vade Secure)

Phishing on social media sites increased by nearly 75% in the 1st quarter of 2019

Vade Secure is an email-security company that produces a series of reports called "Phisher's Favorites". The 2019 first-quarter (1Q2019) issue shows that the targeting of social media by this kind of hacker has increased by 74.7% ...
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

The end of the X200. In the times of thinner bezels around bigger screens, even the business sector can not stand still. That is why Lenovo increases the size of its smallest ThinkPad from 12.5 to 13.3-inch. Is the new Lenovo ThinkPad X390 a worthy successor of the classical ThinkPad X200 series?
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The Dell XPS 15 9570 currently starts at US$999.99. (Image source: Dell)

Dell fails to deliver OLED option to the XPS 15 in April but clues suggest 9580 refreshed model for June

The announced OLED panel update for the Dell XPS 15 has already been delayed since March, and it now looks like those hoping for this display type on this particular performance laptop will have to wait even longer before making a...
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

87% Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

It keeps getting better. The 13.9-inch ZenBook S13 UX392 is the closest thing you can get to a Dell XPS 14 with even faster graphics performance than what the XPS 13 currently has to offer. Aside from a couple of head-scratching omissions, there's very little to dislike about Asus' latest flagship Ultrabook.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.9" | 1.1 kg
Apple's iPhone sales continued to trend downwards in its fiscal Q2 2019 results. (Source: Apple)

iPhone sales continue to slide in Apple's latest quarterly report

Apple has reported its Q2 results for 2019 which showed that its iPhone sales have continued the downward trend first recorded in Q1. However, Apple stock was up seemingly in response to its services business which crested US$11 b...
Vaio SX14 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Vaio SX14 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

The comeback. Vaio is back! After a few years in which the former Sony PC business operated almost solely on the Japanese market, the well known PC brand returns to Western markets. The new Vaio SX14 tries to impress business & office-users with its lightweight, almost bezel-less design and its great port selection. | Update, 30.04.2019
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1 kg
A revival for the Dell XPS 17 could be on the cards. (Image source: Own)

Leaked Dell roadmap shows concept plans for XPS 15 7500, XPS 17 7700, and the mysterious Dell XPS Dual Screen Maximus

An alleged Dell roadmap showing XPS laptops in shipping, development, and concept stages has been acquired by the Dutch technology website Tweakers. The roadmap is dated from February 2018 and includes concept ideas for computers ...
 

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An IdeaPad S540 with GeForce GTX 1650 should be an affordable option for gamers on a budget. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo brings the new supercharger GeForce GTX 1650 to its IdeaPad S540 laptop

Lenovo will be offering its IdeaPad S540 laptop with a new discrete graphics card option in the form of Nvidia’s recently released mobile GeForce GTX 1650. It was previously expected that the S540-15IWL model would come with discr...
The availability of some Intel chipset tiers may still suffer well into 2019. (Source: IndustryWeek)

Intel CEO says effects of chip shortage likely to persist into 3rd quarter of 2019

Intel's new chief executive officer (CEO), Bob Swan, has conceded that the company's "supply constraints" may still impact on the diversity of the chipsets it offers as this year goes on. Swan has admitted that this will be a "cha...
The 240 Hz-capable Alienware m15 is a viable alternative option. (Image source: Dell)

240 Hz screen for Alienware Area-51m not coming until next year but there are plenty of other options

It’s been reported that Dell’s powerful Alienware Area-51m gaming laptops will not be receiving panel upgrades to 240 Hz in 2019. More and more OEMs are turning to this particular refresh rate as a major selling point for updated ...
Intel's earnings for Q1FY2019 are relatively unprepossessing. (Source: The Verge)

Intel reports first-quarter earnings for 2019

Intel has made its earnings report for the first quarter of this financial year (Q1FY2019) available to the public. In it, overall revenue is described as "flat" compared to Q1FY2018. Its "data" business has declined by 5% in the ...
An 8K TV at a tech conference. (Source: WhistleOut)

The 8K tech market will be worth US$68 billion in 7 years

The 4K display standard is likely to be immediately succeeded by its 8K counterpart in the fullness of time. ResearchandMarkets has estimated that, even though this next-gen solution only pulled in about US$2 billion worldwide in ...
Those who want to install the 1903 update need hard-disk space of 32GB or greater now. (Source: Neowin)

Windows to increase minimum storage requirements for 1903 update

The May 2019 update is set to be the next major upgrade to Windows 10. However, those with older machines may have particular trouble with getting it to work after installing it. This is because Microsoft has raised the minimum re...
Image via Chuwi

Chuwi Aerobook (Intel Core m3-6Y30) will launch April 29 at US $470

After running a successful Indiegogo campaign, Chuwi will be selling its Aerobook at a reduced price on April 29th and 30th. The Aerobook features an Intel Core m3-6Y30 (the same CPU used in the 2016 12-inch MacBook), 8 GB of RAM,...
Do you have one of these? If so, stop using it immediately. (Image source: Apple)

Dangerous fruit: Apple recalls specific wall plugs over electric shock risk

Did you buy a Mac, iOS device or the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit between 2003 and 2010? If you did, chances are that you received a wall plug too. Turns out that the three-prong adapters sold in certain countries during that pe...
Microsoft's Surface hardware is continuing to gain market traction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface sales jump 21 percent

Microsoft’s Surface sales are up 21 percent in strong signs that its bet on hardware is starting to pay off. It is now the seventh quarter in a row that its Surface sales have topped US$1 billion.
Why is there no Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q? The new GTX 1660 Ti may be responsible (Image source: Nvidia)

Why is there no Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q? The new GTX 1660 Ti may be responsible

The GTX 1660 Ti is designed with a graphics subsystem power of 60 W to 80 W compared to 80 W to 90 W on the mobile RTX 2060 to suggest that the GTX 1660 Ti is already an "RTX 2060 Max-Q" is several ways. We take a closer look at t...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...

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