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First mainstream DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be commercialized in 2020. (Source: Anandtech)

DDR5 RAM production postponed for end of 2019

The first desktop and laptop DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be released at some point in 2020, as JEDEC has not yet finalized the hardware specs for the DDR5 standard. What we know for sure about the DDR5 RAM is that it will...
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the matte 1080p screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 4K vs. FHD

We already reviewed Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Extreme with the optional 4K HDR screen. It is a good screen, but there are some drawbacks as well, so we were eager to find out how the standard 1080p display of the entry-level SKU performs. We already have a test unit and want to compare the basic measurements of the two models ahead of the complete review.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

October 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.
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

October 2018 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.
Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon

Lenovo is late to its own party as even retailers have the flagship Yoga C930 in stock before the official OEM launch. We can confirm that some retailers have been shipping the latest Lenovo convertible to consumers earlier than e...
Google+ is shutting down following a data breach. (Source: sharethis.com)

Google+ to shut down following hacking revelation

Google has admitted that its social media app, Google+, has been hacked. This data theft has affected approximately half a million profiles. The users in question may have had many points of important user data extracted from thei...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
The RTX 2000 Mobility GPUs will be launched in early 2019. (Source: Flipboard)

Nvidia RTX 2000-series Mobility GPU lineup leaked

Even though Gigabyte and Lenovo officials were previously claiming that Nvidia's Turing-based Mobility GPUs would be launched in late 2018, that might not be the case, at least according to new information obtained by WCCFTech. Th...
Western Digital creates world's first 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 for next generation of smartphones

Western Digital now sampling world's first 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 for next generation of smartphones

The embedded flash drive is no different in volume than existing 64-layer solutions for compatibility with a wide range of other consumer devices. Storage capacities begin at 32 GB and top out at 256 GB for high-end smartphone SKU...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018, 2019) - An overview of all rumours, dates, configurations, and reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018, 2019) - An overview of all rumours, dates, configurations, and reviews

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo’s flagship for business users and enthusiasts who have the highest expectations of their ultra-portable laptops. This article covers all important information about the current ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 and any speculations or rumours about successors.
Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL: New Ultrabook with Whiskey-Lake, GeForce MX150 & slim bezels surfaced

Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL: New Ultrabook with Whiskey-Lake, GeForce MX150 & slim bezels surfaced

The new Whiskey Lake processors for laptops were announced at IFA. Lenovo used this opportunity to unveil the extremely thin Yoga S730-13IWL. Now, Lenovo will apparently launch another Ultrabook with Whiskey Lake in the near futur...
Microsoft is apparently not keen on providing USB Type-C if it requires sacrificing USB Type-A. (Source: Lance Ulanoff via Medium)

Panos Panay justifies the absence of USB Type-C on the new Surface devices

Panos Panay opened up on why the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 lack a USB Type-C port while the Surface Studio 2, Surface Go, and even the Surface Headphones have one such port. Panay insisted that USB Type-C will not be at t...
The message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@ wccftech.com)

Devices with 6th-generation or newer Intel chips facing issues with new Win10 update

PCs that run on processors that are of the Skylake or later series are reportedly displaying obstructive messages in the course of their update to the October version of Windows 10. This is due to an older Intel Display Audio driv...
US customers will be able to sign up for the All Access monthly subscription plan for Surface PCs. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft launches Surface All Access subscription deals

Fancy one of the new Surface devices from Microsoft, but can’t afford to drop the cash up front? Microsoft’s new All Access subscription plan will let you pay off your new Surface and bundled Office 365 subscription over 24 months...
The new Surface Laptop 2 is now officially available in matte black. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 and new Cortana-powered headphones now official

Microsoft has used its Surface event to take the covers off its second-generation Surface Laptop, which, as rumored, comes in a new matte black color. Also joining the Surface range for the first time is a new pair of Bluetooth Su...
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

83% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

Great for the price. The latest VivoBook convertible gets more right than wrong. Though not a huge upgrade over last year's model in terms of features and internal specifications, its chassis is now sleeker and more visually appealing for its sub $800 price range.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The next Windows update is known as Redstone 5...until October, at least. (Source: NeoWin)

Windows 10 October update release may coincide with the Surface event

The next update to Windows 10 may be rolled out in the next month. In fact, some leaks claim that this will commence on the same day on which the new Surface products are to be launched. However, for that to pan out, it leaves Mic...
Lenovo ThinkPad A485 (Ryzen 5 Pro) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad A485 (Ryzen 5 Pro) Laptop Review

Worse alternative. A combination of Lenovo's well-known T series and the AMD Ryzen processors: This can really only turn out well, or can it? Find out in this extensive review why in the end the ThinkPad T480 Intel model is a better choice than its AMD sibling, the ThinkPad A485! Update 9/27/2018: UEFI version 1.02
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.6 kg
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

86% HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

Versatile and suitable for daily use The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 is an affordable 14-inch convertible that HP has designed with professionals and smaller businesses in mind. The x360 440 G1 is a versatile device thanks to its convertible design and long battery life. Find out in this detailed review whether the ProBook x360 440 G1 has any drawbacks and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: HDR, fan noise with BIOS 1.27, Thunderbolt dock with eGPU
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Premium Business-Multimedia Combination. Dell's XPS 15 receives a lot of attention that other manufacturers would like to get as well. Of course HP would also like to compete with Dell's premium laptop. So HP has introduced a device that aims to impress with a unibody case, business features, and powerful components into the market. Find out in our extensive review, whether the new EliteBook 1050 G1 succeeds in this.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The next generation Pixelbook could also support Win 10. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Chrome OS 69 brings official support for Linux apps

Google has released the latest version of Chrome OS, and it includes support for Linux applications for the first time. Also baked in is Google’s Material Design 2.0 theme, which brings Chrome OS a little more in line with the loo...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i7, UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

More performance – but also better? We already reviewed the base model of the current Dell XPS 15 9570 and now check the more expensive SKU with a faster Core i7 CPU as well as the high-resolution 4K UHD touchscreen. How does the slim chassis handle the additional performance and what is the effect on the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 (8180) is set to feature 8.5B transistors. (Source: Qualcomm)

More details about WoA Snapdragon 1000 surface

Windows on ARM has yet to take off, but the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could change the performance equation considerably. New details have surfaced about the chip, and it could be just what WoA devices need to put them on a...
A render of the what the black Surface Laptop 2 is expected to look like. (Source: Domi)

Surface Laptop 2 coming soon, new black color among the changes

Microsoft is holding a special Surface event on October 2 and the first leaks have started emerged. The most notable is that the Surface Laptop will get a sequel, but will also come in a slick new black color
Image: AMD

AMD lists the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H mobile CPUs

AMD has listed a couple new CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H. Both chips are definite upgrades over the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U, respectively, but their 45 W nominal TDP suggests that they will be used in gaming l...
HP EliteBook 735 G5

86% HP EliteBook 735 G5 (7 2700U, Vega 10) Laptop Review

Powerful subnotebook. The EliteBook 735 G5 is the smallest model of HP's AMD-exclusive business notebooks. Although it performed well in our tests, the capabilities of the Ryzen APU were not exhausted. In this review, we show why the EliteBook 735 G5 is a great business laptop regardless.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H is in-house and under review

Yes, we're reviewing the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i7-8750H and 4K UHD right now

Readers have been demanding a review of the Core i7 SKU of the latest XPS 15 9570. Expect our full take on the system and how it compares to the Core i5 SKU next week! Meanwhile, our page on the Core i9 SKU should be coming in the...
The Razer Phone on the left and the Razer Phone 2 on the right. (Source: Phone Arena)

Razer Phone 2 officially coming October 10 with Snapdragon 845

Razer is set to unveil its next-generation gaming smartphone, the Razer 2 on October 10. The device looks quite similar to the original Razer Phone, but is expected to feature upgraded internals including a Snapdragon 845 processo...
Asus ZenBook S UX391U (Core i7, FHD) Laptop Review

89% Asus ZenBook S UX391U (Core i7, FHD) Laptop Review

13.3-inch lightweight. The ZenBook S (UX391) is a particularly light 13.3-inch laptop from Asus. It tips the scale at just 1 kg, but the manufacturer says the performance is not affected. We review the rival for the XPS 13.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Business Notebook Categories

Business Notebook Categories

Business notebooks tend to attract less interest than consumer models. The business market is actually quite a large and lucrative one, but the "purchaser pool" is much smaller, with a small handful of people normally responsible for buying dozens or even hundreds of devices for their offices. However, business-class notebooks can be a sensible consumer option too if the features and design match your criteria.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

74% Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

Heavy throttler. The affordable Ryzen-powered laptop starts at just $330 USD with options up to the Ryzen 7 2700U and FHD display. Unfortunately, CPU throttling means owners won't benefit from the full performance of the hardware.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Next-gen Pixelbook 2 Google Chromebook leaks out in pictures

Google's next-generation Pixelbook 2 has leaked out ahead of launch by the company itself as part of a Facebook advertisement. Also present in the ad is what looks to be the notch-less smaller Google Pixel 3 leaving little to be r...
MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

82% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

A good first try. MSI wants to expand its lineup to include more business laptops and the PS42 represents the manufacturer's first attempt at a narrow-bezel 14-inch offering for business users. The result is a unique system that is on par with the XPS 13 in a few ways but with a longer list of flaws.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 5530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P2000) Workstation Review

Refinement. The Precision 5530 is, in many ways, what the Precision 5520 should have been. While the updated machine still struggles with thermal throttling, CPU stability and performance are improved. The GPU has also been upgraded without much sacrifice to heat output. The overall experience is much better.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Acer Swift 7 is expected to feature Intel 'Amber Lake-Y' CPUs and will officially launch in 2019.

IFA 2018 | Acer gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the upcoming Swift 7 ultrabook

Acer talked about the upcoming Swift 7 notebook during its IFA 2018 keynote and while there was only a dummy product on display, the company notes that the notebook will slim down even further and feature ultra-narrow bezels yield...
Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

IFA 2018 | Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

The intricate and unique watchband hinge of previous Yoga 900 models will be dropped in favor of more powerful Dolby Atmos speakers starting with the Yoga C930. Much of the core hardware and processor features remain identical to ...
Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730

IFA 2018 | Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730

The quad-core Whiskey Lake i5-8265U and i7-8565U CPUs are both coming just in time for the Holiday season. The slim Lenovo Yoga S730 will be one of the first to carry the processors when it launches this November for $1000 USD.
Intel's new Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y CPUs focus on improved mobile connectivity and battery life. (Source: Intel)

IFA 2018 | Intel launches Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y CPUs with focus on enhanced mobile connectivity

Intel is announcing new 'Whiskey Lake-U' and 'Amber Lake-Y'-series processors as successors to last year's 8th gen 'Kaby Lake-R' U-series and 7th gen 'Kaby Lake-Y' CPUs. These new CPUs will continue to be a part of the 8th generat...
The new Asus ZenBook series have a 95% screen to body ratio. (Source: Asus)

IFA 2018 | Asus refreshes its ZenBook lineup with slimmer NanoEdge bezels and GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics

Alongside the ZenBook Flip convertibles, Asus has also announced new ZenBook ultrabooks in 13, 14, and 15-inch form factors. All ZenBook models come with a high screen-to-body ratio of 95% and the smaller variants use the trackpad...
The Snapdragon 8180/1000 is said to offer a 15W TDP envelope. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8180 for Windows 10 on ARM shows up on Geekbench

A Geekbench entry has surfaced for a new Qualcomm SoC and a closer examination reveals that this is indeed the Snapdragon 8180 SoC that was rumored to be in development exclusively for Windows 10 on ARM notebooks. The Snapdragon 8...
Acer Swift 7 SF714-51T (Core i7-7Y75, 256 GB, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

86% Acer Swift 7 SF714-51T (Core i7-7Y75, 256 GB, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

Unbelievably thin! The latest revision of the Acer Swift 7 is not only slimmer than its predecessor, but it also packs an Intel Core i7 Y-series processor, which should provide better performance and a multi-touch display. Find out in this detailed review the strengths and weaknesses of the latest Acer Swift 7 and how it fares against the competition.
Intel Core i7-7Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 14" | 1.2 kg
ThinkPad T480s: Lenovo adds a ThinkPad Privacy Guard display option

ThinkPad T480s: Lenovo adds a ThinkPad Privacy Guard display option

Privacy and security are a major focus for business laptops. An in-built privacy filter like HP's SureView displays for its EliteBooks is very important for customers who work with sensitive information. To counter HP, Lenovo has ...
More CPU options are finally coming to the XPS 13 9370

IFA 2018 | Dell XPS 13 9370 is getting a new Kaby Lake-R Core i3 option

The XPS 13 9370 will no longer be limited to just Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Dell will be throwing in the new Core i3-8130U to bump the entry-level price down by $100 to just $900 USD. For more demanding power users, however,...
Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1 (Picture source: winfuture.de)

Pictures of XPS 15 competitor leaked: The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the consumer-variant of the ThinkPad P1

Not long ago, the first specifications of a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop called 'ThinkPad X1 Extreme' were leaked. In another leak today, the first pictures of this mysterious new model have been leaked. They show a machines that al...
Images via Liliputing

Xiaomi's new Mi Notebook sports Kaby Lake-R CPU and Nvidia's MX110 GPU

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook is the Chinese juggernaut's latest foray into the laptop market. Featuring a Kaby Lake-R CPU and a low-end Nvidia GeForce MX110, the laptop is a decent midrange device. Unfortunately, Xiaomi's aggressive pri...
Narrow-bezel MSI PS42 Ultrabook now shipping for $900 USD (Source: MSI)

MSI PS42 now shipping for $900 USD to compete directly with the Dell XPS 13

The PS42 is notable for carrying the faster '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU instead of the slower '1D12' variant found on many sub 15-inch Ultrabooks. MSI has priced its 14-inch system to compete with popular 13-inch Ultrabooks like the ...
New Lenovo Yoga C930 Convertible: Manufacturer leaks spec-sheet ahead of official annoucement

New Lenovo Yoga C930 Convertible: Manufacturer leaks spec-sheet ahead of official annoucement

Somebody was apparently too hasty: The data-sheet of the Lenovo's upcoming convertible flagship for consumers is already online on Lenovo's own site – despite the fact that the Lenovo Yoga C930 has not been announced yet.
HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

Awesome hardware, mixed performance. Kaby Lake-G has been impressive thus far, but its overall performance depends wholly on how OEMs implement the hardware. The HP Spectre x360 15 is unfortunately not the best example of the Intel-AMD platform with its substantial throttling issues.
Intel Core i7-8705G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The latest reports on an upcoming Snapdragon processor suggest that it has many new attributes. (Source: GizChina)

855 no longer? Latest leaks suggest major upheavals for next SD chipset

The next Snapdragon flagship processor may be expected to be called the SD 855. However, the most recent leaks on this subject suggest that it will not follow the motifs typically associated with this series - in fact, not even th...

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