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Tiger Lake will be Intel's first 10 nm U series processors. (Image source: FrAndroid)

Intel Tiger Lake U processor annihilates the Core i7-8665U and Ryzen 7 3700U in UserBenchmark, scores up to 13% more than the Core i9-9980HK in the process

Tiger Lake U is not expected to arrive until Q2 2021 at the earliest, but two listings have already appeared on UserBenchmark, and they put the current crop of mobile processors to shame. Tiger Lake U is likely to be Intel's first...
The Ryzen 5 3550U is part of AMD's Raven Ridge APU series. (Image source: AMD)

The Ryzen 5 3550U outscores the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 7 3750H in Geekbench, but lives in Intel's shadow

The Ryzen 5 3550U may be another mobile Ryzen 3000 series APU, but not all is as it seems. A recent Geekbench listing shows that the processor is capable of even outscoring the Ryzen 7 3750H in multicore tasks. However, it appears...
Google Play Books now has Beta Features. (Source: Google)

Google Play Books' first beta includes a Custom Shelf setting

For the first time in history, Google has prepared a beta for Play Books. One of its first additions is the option to create Custom Shelves. This, according to lead engineer Dan Kimberg, is a hotly-requested feature for this app.
Dell XPS 15 7590 OLED Power Consumption Measurements: White Can Be Almost Two Times More Demanding Than Other Colors

Dell XPS 15 7590 OLED Power Consumption Measurements: White Can Be Almost Two Times More Demanding Than Other Colors

Because of the way OLED works, it may be worth changing white backgrounds to something darker especially if your commonly used applications or web pages are predominately white. At the most extreme, white at maximum brightness will consume almost 14 W more than if the screen were only black.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices are suffering from severe CPU throttling. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft aware of severe throttling issue affecting Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 that leaves devices locked at just 400 MHz

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 models are suffering from severe throttling problems. The company is said to be aware of the issue and is preparing a firmware update to address the problem.
Finally, Asus ZenBook 14 SKUs with AMD Ryzen 3500U and 3700U options are coming (Source: Asus)

Finally, Asus ZenBook 14 SKUs with AMD Ryzen 3500U and 3700U options are coming

AMD's mobile Ryzen series is slowly but surely making its way up onto higher-end Ultrabooks. The less expensive ZenBook 14 UM433DA will offer Ryzen Zen+ processors for a similar level of performance to the more expensive Intel Whi...
This MacBook Pro might not be allowed on a plane. (Source: GadgetGuy)

The FAA bans certain MacBook Pros from airplanes

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has told airlines that there are MacBook Pros out there that cannot be brought onto commercial flights. The notebooks in question are those that were recalled by Apple earlier this year for ...
The latest Radeon 600 does not feature any 7 nm goodness, as it only includes 14 nm and even 28 nm GPU models. (Source: TechSpot)

AMD launches low-end Radeon 600 GPU series for laptops, but it's only a rebranded old Radeon 500 lineup

The new Radeon 600 series is practically a rebranded Radeon 500 lineup that, unfortunately does not feature any 7 nm models. Instead, AMD has "refreshed" two 14 nm and three 28 nm GPU models aimed at the entry-level desktop and la...
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

August 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

August 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.
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434 and ZenBook 15 UX534 with ScreenPad 2.0 now shipping for $1200 and up (Source: Asus)

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434 and ZenBook 15 UX534 with ScreenPad 2.0 now shipping as alternatives to the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15

Asus is one step closer to equipping its entire laptop portfolio with its innovative ScreenPad technology. The 14-inch ZenBook UX434 15 and 15-inch ZenBook 15 UX534 will each cost about $1400 with discrete graphics options ranging...
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FA-A8038T with protective case and cable. (Image source: Asus)

Asus ZenBook 15 UX534 with Comet Lake Intel Core i7-10510U appears on French product page

The French-language site for Asus has started showing a product page for the ZenBook 15 UX534FA-A8038T laptop computer. The slimline device features the company’s innovative ScreenPad input device, and according to the listing it ...
Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

90% Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

Pushing limits. The XPS 15 is back with new Core i9 options, new GTX Turing graphics options, and new 4K UHD OLED options. We test the highest-end configuration of the XPS 15 7590 to see what the latest series can offer when it's supposedly at its best.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2 kg
This will be the new Intel sticker on the next generation of Ultrabooks (Source: Intel)

This will be the new 10th gen Intel Core sticker on the next generation of Ultrabooks

Athena-certified laptops in particular will be the first to ship with this identifier to differentiate them from standard Ultrabooks. Intel will be pushing for a new category of Ultrabooks sporting 10th gen Core CPUs, Thunderbolt ...
Samsung's Galaxy Book S is the first ultrabook equipped with a Snapdragon 8cx from Qualcomm. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Book S debuts with Snapdragon 8cx, 23 hours of battery life and weighs under 1 kg

In the wake of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch, Samsung also made its Galaxy Book S official. The ultrabook is its latest Windows on Snapdragon (WoS) device and is the first to market with Qualcomm’s vaunted Snapdragon 855-based...
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 available for pre-order this week, will be first Athena laptop to market

Update | Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 available for pre-order this week, will be first Athena laptop to market

Prices start at $979 with an expected ship date of September 9. Dell will start accepting orders on August 8, 9 AM EST sharp for its second generation XPS 13 2-in-1. Exact prices and SKUs will all be revealed by morning for the Ic...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

AluPad with touch weakness. In a whole new look, Lenovo presents the flagship of its Convertible ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019. The new, more compact aluminum case is convincing in the test, as well as many other features of the new X1 Yoga Gen 4. However, it has a flaw we did not expect. What this is, you will read in this detailed review!
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
The refreshed 14 nm series should arrive by early next year. (Image source: eTeknix)

Gemini Lake Refresh: Up to 3.2 GHz on a quad-core 10 W CPU?

The Gemini Lake Refresh series will feature at least six processors, all of which will be substantially higher clocked versions of the 14 nm Goldmont Plus chips that preceded them. The 6-10 W processors arrive in Q1 2020 at the ea...
Samsung's first 6th-gen 3D V-NAND SSD is now in production. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's 6th-gen 3D V-NAND SSDs have a groundbreaking design for faster 256Gb data-transfers

Samsung claims that its upcoming vertically-stacked NAND (or V-NAND) for SATA-based SSDs confers improved read- and write-speeds on the resulting drives. They are composed of 100 or more layers of stacked flash cells, whereas prev...
The Asus ProArt monitor. (Source: Asus)

Asus showcases its ground-breaking ProArt PA32UCX monitor at SIGGRAPH 2019

Asus has gone to the SIGGRAPH conference this year to put its creator-focused hardware in full view. It consists of PCs such as the ZenBook Pro Duo and the new StudioBook series. However, the star of this show may be the new ProAr...
Leaked renders of the forthcoming Galaxy Book S have surfaced. (Source: Slashleaks)

Leak confirms Galaxy Book S is Samsung's first WoS ultrabook

Renders of Samsung’s next Windows on Snapdragon device have surfaced thanks to Slashleaks. As we surmised when it first made an appearance in GeekBench, it is an ultrabook and it looks very thin and appealing particularly if you’r...
Dell has delayed the new XPS 13 2-in-1 once already. (Image source: Own Swap)

Dell delays the XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 again; no re-revised date in sight

Dell has once again missed its release date for the new XPS 13 2-in-1, having already delayed it by almost a month. The company only came clean after people online were left wondering why the upcoming convertible had not launched ...
Lenovo has teased three incoming Intel-based Chromebooks in a new video. (Source: Chromeunboxed)

Trio of new Lenovo Chromebooks incoming with 8th gen silicon onboard

Lenovo has teased a trio of new Chromebooks with 8th gen Intel silicon on board. The new models come in an 11.6-inch convertible, a 14-inch 180-degree and a 15.6-inch convertible with the latter focused on business productivity
The Tiger Lake Y series will be 10 nm quad-core chips with just 5 W TDPs. (Image source: Techspot)

Intel Tiger Lake Y processor posts absurd UserBenchmark scores; Core i9-8950HK single-core performance on a 5 W chip?

A Tiger Lake Y series processor has appeared on UserBenchmark with some incredible benchmark results. The Ice Lake successor is 25% faster than the Ryzen 7 3750H in single and multi-core tasks while being 11% faster than the Core ...
The Core i3-10110U will be no slouch. (Image source: PClab.pl)

Intel Core i3-10110U scores up to 86% more than the Core i5-8265U in GFXBench; takes aim at AMD and NVIDIA too

The baby of the upcoming Comet Lake U series and its new iGPU have appeared on GFXBench, leaving the Core i5-8265U and Ryzen 7 2700U in its wake. The Core i3-10110U even edges the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 in some benchmarks, which is ...
Dell's XPS 15 series of notebooks have often struggled with various forms of throttling since 2015.

Dell pushes out BIOS update for XPS 15 7590 to fix GPU throttling issue

The XPS 15 7590 has suffered from a severe GPU throttling issue under sustained load since it's release over a month ago, but Dell has finally pushed out a BIOS update to help fix the issue.
XPS laptops and desktop PCs are included in the 72-hour sale. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Get a wiggle on: Dell 72-hour sale knocks US$250 off an XPS 15 9570 and a whopping US$860 off an Alienware 17

Dell is currently running a 72-hour sale with a fair share of bargains to be had. Shoppers can pick from an Inspiron 11 Chromebook laptop for US$129.99 (US$70 off), a couple of discounted XPS notebooks in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes...
The Core i7-10710U may be Intel's flagship Comet Lake U processor. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i7-10710U posts almost 40% higher Geekbench multi-core score than the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H; over 15% higher than the Core i7-8565U too

A recent Geekbench listing has revealed that Intel has a fourth Comet Lake U processor up its sleeve, and it could be a corker. Named the Core i7-10710U, it will be the first hexacore CPU in Intel's U series and will come with 12 ...
HP laptops with Intel Comet Lake-U and NVIDIA MX250 options could launch very soon. (Source: HP)

Leaked listing shows HP laptops with Intel Comet Lake-U and NVIDIA MX250 graphics options

Configurations of a few HP laptops with Intel Comet Lake-U CPUs were posted by known leakster @momomo_us on Twitter indicating that Intel's Whiskey Lake successor is right around the corner. In the leak, we see Core i5-10210U and ...
PSA: Laptopmedia charges $5 USD for a calibrated laptop display profile. We offer them for free

PSA: Laptopmedia charges $5 USD for a calibrated laptop display profile. We offer them for free

You don't need to spend any money if you want your laptop display to be more color accurate despite what other websites may suggest. For the most color accurate display, you would have to calibrate your own laptop individually. If...
The Intel Core i7-1065G7: A 65 W Ice Lake CPU? (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i7-1065G7: A 65 W Ice Lake CPU?

The upcoming Ice Lake processor recently posted an impressive set of Geekbench scores, and now a set of SiSoftware benchmark results point to the CPU reaching up to 65 W. The quad-core processor will have a 3.9 GHz boost clock alo...
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

88% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

More IdeaPad than ThinkPad? The ThinkBook series is Lenovo’s latest attempt at introducing a new brand upon the laptop market. The ThinkBooks are designed to excel in productive applications while offering a more modern design than their ThinkPad counterparts. Read on to find out whether Lenovo has achieved this with the ThinkBook 13s in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Dish will be able to call itself a major carrier after the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. (Source: Dish)

US Department of Justice approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have been granted the license to amalgamate into 1 company. This move by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is effectively the final hurdle to the carriers' long-planned merger. They do so under the condition t...
The TicPods Free. (Source: Buzz This Viral)

Deal | Mobvoi is offering TicPods Free at US$30 right now

The TicPods Free are some of the most prominent AirPod alternatives out there. They are made by Mobvoi, also known for the Ticwatch Pro. This OEM is selling their wireless earbuds at US$99.99, or $30 less than their recommended pr...
The current Xiaomi Mi Gaming notebook. (Source: Xiaomi)

New Xiaomi Mi Gaming notebooks may come with either RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti

Xiaomi is now rumored to have updates for its Mi Gaming notebook line in the works. The 2019 versions of these laptops may be powered by either the RTX 2060 or GTX 1660 Ti. This is not much of a stretch, as last year's models were...
The bottom menu icons mimic Android. Tapping the bottom left icon enabled traditional clickpad mode while the "up" arrow will bring the window to the main display

The Asus ScreenPad makes so much more sense than the Apple Touch Bar

Having a 5.65-inch 2160 x 1080 resolution display is innately more useful than the unusual aspect ratio and resolution of the Apple Touch Bar. The Asus ScreenPad is the better option if you just want to get more things done.
First Findings | Dell XPS 15 7590 OLED/i7-9750H/16GB/GTX 1650 in review

First Findings | Dell XPS 15 7590 OLED/i7-9750H/16GB/GTX 1650 in review

Having purchased my own OLED Dell XPS 15 7590 for review, I share my initial impressions as a long-term user of the XPS 15 series. While the 7590 brings some welcome updates in terms of hardware, there are still more than a few lingering issues to be aware of.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is its first WoS device. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Space just popped up on Geekbench, could be its first WoS ultrabook

Samsung looks to be prepping what could be a variant of its Window on Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book 2. A new device going by the name Samsung Galaxy Space has lobbed up on Geekbench sporting very similar specifications and perfor...
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case

We are currently reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019, the convertible sister-model of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7. One of the most striking differences between the two X1 ThinkPads is the aluminum chassis of the Yoga ThinkPad.
Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Better display and slow processor. Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there was much speculation about the end of the series. Now, we get a completely redesigned 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: Display measurements after the 400-nits update added
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
The Lenovo ThinkPad P53 will be one of the most powerful ThinkPads ever courtesy of Nvidia RTX 5000 Max-Q graphics and octa-core Intel CPU.

Full specifications of Lenovo's new ThinkPad P53 workstation unveiled for all configurations

The full specifications for Lenovo's latest P53 mobile workstation ThinkPad, revealing a variety of configurations for CPU, GPU, and display. Unfortunately, the removable battery of the P52 has become a casualty of the 2019 update...
ScreenPad 2.0 Debut: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL Laptop Review

83% ScreenPad 2.0 Debut: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL Laptop Review

A tale of two screens. Asus' second stab at a touchscreen-touchpad hybrid is head and shoulders above the first generation ScreenPad on last year's ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 in terms of usability and display quality. A few hurdles remain including the impact on battery life, grainy matte overlay, and poor viewing angles.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Intel's 10nm Ice Lake CPUs seem to offer great single-core performance. (Source: Intel)

10th gen 'Ice Lake' Core i7-1065G7 Geekbench score reaffirms Intel's hegemony in laptops, offers single-core performance on par with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

A Geekbench score of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 'Ice Lake' running on the HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop is now available and seems to indicate very strong single-core performance that can rival processors much higher TDP such a...
The NumPad and Arrow keys of the Asus VivoBook S15 are smaller, spongier, and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys despite having adjacent extra space for larger key caps

Opinion | The small NumPad and Arrow keys on most laptops are a joke

If you rely on NumPad and Arrow keys, then you've probably already discovered that these keys are almost always smaller than the main QWERTY keys on most laptops. The resulting experience is noticeably spongier, more cramped, and ...
Opensignal's latest carrier rankings in important dimensions of 4G service. (Source: Opensignal)

T-Mobile has the fastest 4G in the US, although Verizon has the best coverage: latest research

The latest study from the cellular-data research body Opensignal reports that Verizon has the most widespread 4G services in the US (at 94.8% coverage). However, T-Mobile was associated with the best upload and download experience...
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 with the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is now orderable

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 with the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is now orderable

Lenovo's newest high-end ThinkPad laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2019, is now available in the USA. Prices for the Dell XPS 15 competitor start at $2,049 for the cheapest pre-configured model available – a hefty base-price, thoug...
Lakefield chip showcased at CES 2019 (Source: Anandtech)

Intel's next gen Atom CPUs may integrate L3 cache memory

The L3 memory integration was recently hinted by a series of 01.org test results checking for L3 cache hits/misses on an upcoming Snow Ridge ULV chip. Snow Ridge and Lakefield are both codenames for next gen Atom CPU families expe...
The new MacBook Air might be cheaper and have an improved display, but its SSD performance has gone backwards. (Source: Apple)

New cheaper MacBook Air found to have cheaper gimped SSD

You could say Tim Cook a highly effective CEO, or you could say he is a world champion penny pincher. Under Cook, Apple has found every way it can to save a few cents here and there to increase or preserve profit margins and the l...
The external, expanded battery of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops: Online backlash over the removal of external battery options

With the 2019 generation of ThinkPad laptops, the PC manufacturer Lenovo has stopped offering any models with external, hot-swappable batteries. Instead, all ThinkPads feature a single internal battery now – a development that is ...
Chuwi Black Friday Amazon Prime sale knocks 25 percent off the HeroBook, AeroBook, and Hi9 Pro (Image source: Amazon)

Chuwi Black Friday Amazon Prime sale knocks 25 percent off the HeroBook, AeroBook, and Hi9 Pro

From July 15 to July 16, these already cheap Chuwi devices will be even cheaper from $111 to $399 as part of Amazon Prime Day. Chuwi is notable for offering very inexpensive laptops and tablets that tend to work best as secondary ...

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