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Intel 9th gen H-series CPUs are expected to launch in Q2 2019. (Source: Gameaxis)

Details of the Intel 9th gen H-series CPUs emerge, Core i9-9980HK to be the flagship SKU

An Intel export compliance metrics document has listed the new 9th gen H-series processors for laptops. These CPUs include the Core i5-9300H all the way till the Core i9-9980HK. The 9th gen H-series CPUs are not official yet and I...
Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

88% Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

Professional high-end gamer. Thanks to a hexa-core processor and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, the G703GX brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 144-Hz IPS screen. We also like the rest of the equipment: an NVMe SSD, SSHD, 32 GB of RAM, and Thunderbolt 3. If needed, you could still upgrade the working memory and storage media.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.7 kg
Acer Predator Triton 500

87% Acer Predator Triton 500 (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Hardly anything wrong with it. With the Predator Triton 500, Acer presents an extremely compact gaming notebook that offers powerful components despite its small dimensions. In addition to an Intel hexa-core processor, Nvidia's brand-new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q high-end GPU is also flexing its muscles.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 65 W TDP, 8th generation Intel Core processors. (Image source: Shuttle)

The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors

Shuttle has expanded its range of compact Mini PCs. The DH370 is a barebones PC based on the H370 chipset that can be equipped with up to a hexa-core processor.
MSI GL73 8SE (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

82% MSI GL73 8SE (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

RTX on a budget. Even the slowest GeForce RTX 2060 laptop can be as fast as a GTX 1070 Max-Q. MSI's entry-level RTX offering can game almost as well as its high-end GE or GT series at the cost of auxiliary features and connectivity options.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and G7 15 laptops should come with OLED panel options soon. (Source: Dell)

Release date for Dell XPS 15 and Alienware m15 with OLED panels seemingly pushed back to April

A press release from Dell published in early January stated that the Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15, and Dell G7 15 laptops would be offered with OLED panel options starting in March. Unfortunately for those waiting to snap up a Dell ...
Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU is 10 to 15 percent faster than on the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9

Update | Not created equal — Razer Blade 15 RTX 2070 Max-Q is 10 to 15 percent faster than the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9

The GPU in the Razer laptop has a 22 percent faster base clock rate than the same GPU on the Gigabyte Aero 15 X9. The result? Consistently faster gaming performance on the Razer Blade 15 by 10 to 15 percent.
A curious Intel Core i3-9100F SKU surfaces online. (Source: IndiaMart)

Rumored Intel Core i3-9100F specs throw up a Turbo Boost conundrum

A listing for an hitherto unknown Intel Core i3-9100F CPU has surfaced on the SiSoftware database. The Core i3-9100F shares similar specs with the Core i3-8100 but does not come with integrated UHD Graphics. While Core i3s are kno...
Fujitsu Celsius H980 (Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

87% Fujitsu Celsius H980 (Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

An XXL workstation. Fujitsu has updated its Celsius workstation to Intel Coffee Lake processors. The Celsius H980 also includes an NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU. Read on to find out whether the Japanese manufacturer has fixed the cooling problems that plagued the Celsius H970 and how its successor performs in our tests.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P3200 | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
MSI PS63 vs. Dell XPS 15: MSI's first traditional Ultrabook competitor

MSI PS63 vs. Dell XPS 15: MSI still has some ways to go

The crowded traditional Ultrabook space just got a new contender from a gaming laptop manufacturer. MSI's uncommon combination of an ULV Intel CPU and a Max-Q GPU gives it some interesting advantages over the Dell, but it still fa...
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (RTX 2070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

89% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (RTX 2070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Honed blade. The Blade 15 series is barely one year old and it has already expanded across two generations of Nvidia GeForce GPUs with multiple display options ranging from FHD 144 Hz to full-on OLED. For this particular review, we'll focus on the RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU to see what kind of performance advantages it carries over last year's GTX 1070 Max-Q options.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

All-rounder with flaws. Acer’s 15.6-inch multimedia notebook is an all-rounder with very decent hardware that can handle all modern games at 1080p. Despite its price tag of 1200 Euros (~$1374), the device is not free from flaws.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The Intel Core I9-8950HK hexa-core CPU requires quite a bit of ventilation, meaning that these mini PCs will certainly not be quiet. (Source: EGLOBAL)

EGLOBAL starts shipping the world's smallest mini PC with Intel Core i9-8950HK CPUs

The Intel Core i9-8950HK represents the top of the line, but users with tighter budgets can opt to get one of the variants sporting Core i5-8300H / i7-8750H / Xeon E-2176M CPUs. All models may be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4-...
The new VivoMini VC65-C1 can come with either UHD Blu-Ray players or DVD writer drives. (Source: Asus)

The Asus VivoMini VC65-C1 is the world's first mini PC with a UHD Blu-Ray player

Besides integrating UHD Blu-Ray players or DVD writer drives, the new VivoMini HTPCs come with internal PSUs and generous room for storage expansions. These mini PCs are powered by Intel's 35 W Core T CPUs that bridge the gap betw...
Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7-8550U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) Laptop Review

85% Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7-8550U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) Laptop Review

Low-cost traveller. In typical Acer fashion, the TravelMate X3410 presents a lower-cost alternative to other popular business laptops. While there are some compromises in terms of case design, keyboard quality, and performance, the overall package presents a decent second-choice for those on a budget.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
ThinkPad Roadmap: Chinese leak reveals Lenovo's release plans for 2019, including new ThinkPad X390 & T495s

ThinkPad Roadmap: Chinese leak reveals Lenovo's release plans for 2019, including new ThinkPad X390 & T495s

Lenovo's lineup of ThinkPad laptops has not been updated at CES as in the last years. Thanks to a leak coming from China, we now know Lenovo's plans for 2019. The ThinkPad roadmap 2019 includes informations on when which models ar...
Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i5-9600K Desktop CPU Review

The battle for the hexa-core crown. The Intel Core i5-9600K is the latest Coffee Lake desktop processor that we have in for review. The hexa-core CPU offers almost the same specifications as its predecessor but with a ramped-up clock speed. Read on to find out how the Core i5-9600K fares against its competitors and how it performs in our various benchmarks and tests.
Bob Swan was previously Intel's CFO before becoming interim CEO. (Source: Intel)

Intel chief expects chip supply to improve by mid-2019; company reports US$70 billion revenue

Intel’s current interim CEO, Bob Swan, has stated in an earnings call that he expects the company’s chip shortage to ease by the middle of the year. However, focus is expected to be on producing high-performance processors whilst ...
Apple MacBook Pro 15 – Core i9 slower than Core i7!

$300 more for less performance | Apple MacBook Pro 15 – Core i9 slower than Core i7!

When Apple started selling the MacBook Pro 15 with the new 6-core CPUs, we saw numerous negative reports about the performance, especially with the optional i9 CPU. We previously reviewed the i7 SKU and it took several software updates before the performance of the i7 was stable, but the i9 still disappoints.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Pixelbook alternative? The Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a well-built, well-designed Chromebook. Thanks to its Intel Core i3-8130U CPU and gorgeous 14-inch FHD display with pen support, the Inspiron 7486 Chromebook may be the best alternative to the Pixelbook on the market.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo Legion Y730 vs. Legion Y530 vs. Legion Y7000: Battle of brothers

Lenovo Legion Y530 vs. Legion Y730 vs. Legion Y7000: Battle of brothers

Lenovo's latest lineup of Legion laptops aims directly for budget-conscious gamers with its fairly low starting prices. All models share very similar internals between them despite their distinct appearances. We compare and contra...
The Dell XPS 15 is to be upgraded with a 4K OLED panel starting in March. (Source: Engadget)

Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Dell has revealed that it plans to start offering the XPS 15 with an OLED panel in March 2019. Such a laptop would be able to offer a much better contrast ratio and more vivid colors than its LCD-wielding counterparts. It’s also p...
Razer Blade 15 series now has a total of four different thicknesses depending on the SKU (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade 15 series now has a total of four different thicknesses depending on the SKU

Although all SKUs may look identical, their sizes are very slightly different between them due to changes in the cooling solution and GPU. We've compiled all the size differences here so potential buyers can more easily compare th...
The Infinite S models are targeting the mid-range budget gamers, while the Trident X series are designed for the mid-to-high-end crowd. (Source: Liliputing)

CES 2019 | MSI updates its compact desktop lineups with RTX 2000 GPUs

The new Infinite S budget-friendly series will feature mid-range specs like the gen 9 i7 / i5 CPUs accompanied by the RTX 2060 GPU from Nvidia, while the Trident X models now represent MSI's mid-to-high-end compact gaming solution...
The H10 M.2 module features 3D XPoint Optane memory that will provide caching for the QLC NAND storage chips. (Source: Intel)

Next gen Intel Optane memory modules coming in Q2 2019

The upcoming Optane products will get a considerable speed boost, as Intel will switch from the PCIe Gen X2 interface to the Gen 3 X4 one. There will be a new M15 caching module, a new stand-alone 815P SSD and a new H10 combo modu...
The Dell XPS 15 will be skipping CES this year (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 is skipping CES this year

Coming straight from the horse's mouth, Dell product manager Frank Azor has confirmed that CES 2019 will focus on the XPS 13 series, Alienware series, and Latitude series with the XPS 15 taking a back seat.
Alienware Area-51m is a 17-inch laptop with removable GeForce RTX graphics card and an LGA 1151 socket (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Alienware Area-51m is a 17-inch laptop with two AC adapter ports and removable GeForce RTX graphics

Dell is pulling a Clevo by offering a laptop with desktop CPU options and an upgradeable GPU. Instead of adopting the MXM GPU form factor like MSI and Clevo, however, Dell has created its own proprietary DGFF GPU form factor that ...
Dell G5 15 SE in white and blue. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Nvidia's new RTX 2000 cards and a 4K OLED display

Dell has announced at CES that it is upgrading the G5 15 5590, G7 15 7590, and G7 17 7790 with the new Nvidia RTX mobile GPUs, including the top-of-the-line RTX 2080. An OLED screen option is also being added, similar to the offer...
Intel has announced new F and KF series of 9th gen CPUs. (Source: Intel)

CES 2019 | Intel announces six new 9th Generation desktop CPUs, five of them without integrated graphics

Intel has announced expansion of its lineup of 9th generation desktop CPUs by introducing six new CPUs with F and KF monikers. While both F and KF series have their iGPUs disabled, the KF series is overclockable. These new CPUs in...
Images via Lenovo

CES 2019 | Lenovo encourages gamers to "go beast mode" with the Legion Y740 gaming laptop

Lenovo aims to become more competitive in the mobile gaming market with the Legion Y740, the company's latest flagship gaming laptop. The Y740 comes in two sizes, a 15-inch and a 17-inch model. Both variants sport Intel's 8th gene...
The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey measures 357.6 x 270.5 x 19.9 mm and weighs 2.4 kg. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2019 | Samsung attempts a refresh in gaming with its Notebook Odyssey

Samsung has announced details of its latest gaming device, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. The South Korean manufacturer introduced its Odyssey line-up in early 2017 and now the company has put together a new laptop to try to entice...
MSI flagship series gets refreshed with the latest RTX 2000 GPUs from Nvidia, a wide array of SSD storage options and enhanced gaming immersion features.

CES 2019 | MSI showcases high-end GT75/GT63 Titan gaming laptops with RTX 2000 GPUs

The flagship series from MSI is getting updated specs that include the newly announced RTX 2000 mobility GPUs from Nvidia, a large array of NVMe / SATA SSDs / SATA HDD storage options, plus features like synchronized RGB lights an...
The golden trim and accents, as well as the sandblast metallic black finish turn the 2019 Stealth series into one of the most esthetically pleasing slim gaming laptops out there. (Source MSI)

CES 2019 | MSI launches slim GS75/65 Stealth gaming laptops with RTX 2000 Max-Q graphics

Apart from updating the specs of the Stealth slim gaming laptops with the latest RTX 2000 Max-Q GPUs that do not require active cooling, MSI also updated the design with stylish gold trim and accents plus a sandblast metallic blac...
The MSI GE63 Raider models feature unique RGB lighting designs on the cover. (Source: MSI)

CES 2019 | MSI's latest GE75/63 Raider gaming laptops combine unique esthetics with powerful specs

For gamers who prefer unique chassis esthetics to go along with the unparalleled performance, MSI has updated the Raider series with new GE75/63 models. The covers now feature special lighting elements like the L-shaped RGB cutout...
The budget GL73/63 models from MSI ditch the fancy lights and limit the GPUs to the mid-range RTX 2060 solution. (Source: MSI)

CES 2019 | The MSI GL73/63 budget gaming laptops are powered by the RTX 2060 GPUs

When it comes to gaming laptops, the budget sector is what really drives profits for most OEMs. MSI's updated budget series is represented by the GL73/63 models that now integrate RTX 2060 GPUs and up to gen 8 Core i7 CPUs from In...
The Acer Predator Triton 900 is the world's first convertible gaming notebook. (Source: Acer)

CES 2019 | The Acer Predator Triton 900 packs powerful components in a convertible form factor

Acer today announced the new Predator Triton 900 2-in-1 gaming notebook. The Predator Triton 900 is the world's first gaming convertible and features high-end specs that include a 17.3-inch 4K G-Sync display, a Core i7-8750H CPU, ...
Acer Predator Triton 500 combines compact design with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

CES 2019 | (Update with hands-on pictures) Acer Predator Triton 500 combines compact design with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q

Acer expands its Predator Triton lineup with the Predator Triton 500. The new model is an especially powerful laptop with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q that is still very mobile.
The LED-backlit screen of the StudioBook S (W700) has a 16:10 aspect ratio. (Source: Asus)

CES 2019 | Slim and light Asus StudioBook S (W700) offers Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro P3200 GPU

Asus has revealed the StudioBook S (W700) workstation that comes with either an Intel Xeon E-2176 or an Intel Core i7-8750H processor and an Nvidia Quadro P3200 graphics card. The powerful 2.39 kg/5.27 lb laptop, which is aimed at...
Upcoming Alienware m17 will be 7 mm thinner than the Alienware 17 R5 (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Upcoming Alienware m17 will be 7 mm thinner than the Alienware 17 R5

The new Alienware m17 is essentially the 17-inch version of the existing Alienware m15. Dell will launch the laptop later this month with next generation Nvidia Turing Max-Q graphics.
The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is Asus' answer to the Razer Blade Pro

CES 2019 | The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is Asus' answer to the Razer Blade Pro

Debuting alongside the Nvidia Turing series for laptops, the upcoming Zephyrus GX701 will carry GTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and a 17.3-inch 144 Hz display with 3 ms response times for an ultra-smooth 1080p gaming experience. Its super...
At CES 2019, Clevo is introducing the world's first 16.1-inch slim gaming laptops. (Source: Clevo)

CES 2019 | Clevo readies various gaming laptop models with Nvidia RTX graphics

Clevo is showcasing a wide variety of gaming laptop models powered by Nvidia's freshly announced RTX 2000-series mobility GPUs. There are models that come with Intel's gen 9 and gen 8 desktop-grade CPUs and all the new mobility GP...
2019 HP Omen 15 comes with 802.11ax wireless and a 240 Hz display (Source: HP)

CES 2019 | 2019 HP Omen 15 comes with 802.11ax wireless and a 240 Hz display

The refreshed model will boast post-Pascal Max-Q graphics from Nvidia as well, but it will otherwise have the same chassis design as last year's Omen 15. The significantly faster refresh rate should reduce screen tearing and benef...
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH (i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

83% Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH (i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Flagship features, mainstream price. The Legion Y730 is the higher-end alternative to the Legion Y530 and legion Y7000 with flagship-like features including per-key RGB lighting, Thunderbolt 3, and dedicated Macro keys. It's just too bad that current SKUs are limited to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Asus RoG Zephyrus S GX531GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus RoG Zephyrus S GX531GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Unusual. Asus wraps the technology of the Zephyrus S in a thin and compact case. The hardware is able to render every current game smoothly on the matte 144-Hz IPS display. The possibilities to upgrade the device are very limited.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Medion Erazer X6805

85% Medion Erazer X6805 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Great value for money While gaming notebooks are becoming more expensive and many manufacturers are outperforming each other with new maximum prices, Medion continues to deliver well-priced laptops. Read on to find out how the Erazer X6805 performs against other budget gaming laptops.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The new Asus Mini PC ProArt PA90 weighs in at a hefty 5.8 kg. (Source: Asus)

Asus announces Mini PC ProArt PA90 workstation featuring Intel Core i9-9900K

Asus has issued a press release to reveal the new Mini PC ProArt PA90 compact workstation computer. The Taiwanese manufacturer has managed to pack some impressive hardware into the device, including up to an i9-9900K processor, 64...
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Acer's new TravelMate X3410 business laptop is now available starting at $900

Acer's newest business laptop, the TravelMate X3410, is now available. Starting at US $900, the TravelMate X3410 is a thin-and-light business notebook powered by Intel's 8th generation U-series CPUs. As is the norm for business la...
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Intel's new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs (i9-9900KF, i-9700KF, i5-9600KF, i5-9400F) briefly listed on major retailers' sites

Listings on Newegg, Data-Systems.fi, and Synnex (now taken down) detailed new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs. Intel has yet to officially announce any new 9th-gen CPUs, but these listings give a good idea of what to expect from the Core...
Razer Blade 15 vs. Alienware m15: Dell has the performance advantage

Razer Blade 15 vs. Alienware m15: Dell has the major performance advantage

The Core i7-8750H CPU in the Dell runs 25 percent faster than the same CPU in the Razer Blade 15. The thinner Razer system does not benefit from Intel Turbo Boost as much likely to keep surface temperatures and power consumption i...
Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market

The small MXM form factor is getting its time in the spotlight now that gaming laptops are expected to make the transition from Nvidia Pascal to Turing soon. Eurocom is taking a jab at the “planned obsolescence” of most laptops wh...

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