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Clevo barebones are used by system builders like Sager, Schenker, and EVOC. (Source: Sager)

Alienware Area-51m scores 26,435 points in 3DMark Fire Strike and gets immediately outgunned by a couple of Clevos

An Alienware Area-51m owner has managed to score a very respectable 26,435 points in 3DMark’s Fire Strike test (1.1). The laptop was fitted with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. But it seems a couple of ...
Schenker Work 15 (Core i7-8750H, 16 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Schenker Work 15 (Core i7-8750H, 16 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

A simple work device - The name Schenker is not only synonymous with high-performance gaming laptops, but also office laptops as with the Work 15, which the German manufacturer equips with a powerful hexacore CPU. Read on to find out whether the device can deliver on the potential of its CPU and if it has any weaknesses that hold it back.
Intel Core i7-8750H | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GT75 equipped with a Core i9-8950HK (Source: MSI)

We have concerns about the 9th gen Intel Core i9-9880H and i9-9980HK

What was once just one Core i9 option (i9-8950HK) will now be split into two (i9-9880H and i9-9980HK) for this latest mobile Core ix generation. Based on the performance history of the i9-8950HK, however, we're not expecting the i...
The Compulab Airtop3 utilizes dedicated thermal zones for cooling. (Source: Compulab)

Compulab reveals Airtop3 IoT edge server that can passively cool a combination of i9-9900K and Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card

Compulab has announced its Airtop3 device that comes with up to an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card. The ruggedized IoT edge server is passively cooled and has been designed for industrial use. Nume...
The Dell XPS 15 will soon be offered as an 8-core laptop. (Source: Dell)

Dell announces upcoming 9th Gen Intel Core CPU and GeForce GTX 16 series GPU upgrades for XPS 15 range

Dell has revealed that its XPS 15 lineup will be receiving upgrades to the new Intel Core Coffee Lake-H Refresh chips in June. Along with the 9th Gen CPUs, shoppers looking to purchase a new XPS 15 will have the opportunity to sel...
Asus ROG Strix G series. (Source: Asus)

ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | Asus gets gaming essentials right with the ROG Strix G G531 and G731

The Asus ROG Strix G-series is touted to be an affordable option for gamers to experience the core ROG features without having to break the bank. The new ROG Strix G notebooks are available in G531 and G731 variants and will featu...
Asus ROG Strix Scar III. (Source: Asus)

ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | Asus ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III feature the Core i9-9980H and NVIDIA RTX 2070 along with an exclusive ROG Keystone secret drive

The Asus ROG Strix Hero III and Scar III are now available with the Intel Core i9-9980H CPU and up to the NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU to cater to eSports gamers. The Hero III targets MOBA gamers while the Scar III is more geared towards F...
Aorus 15-W9 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

85% Aorus 15-W9 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review

Progress meets regression. The Aorus 15-W9 is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 15.6-inch display (144 Hz, FHD, IPS). The components are also suitable: an NVMe SSD, HDD, and 16 GB of working memory. But it is not free of weaknesses: the battery life is meager and there is no Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Asus Zephyrus M GU502. (Source: Asus)

ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | The new Asus Zephyrus M GU502 is more powerful yet slimmer compared to last year's ROG GU501GM

The Asus Zephyrus M GU502 offers up to date internals with the Core i7-9750H and RTX 2060/1660 Ti GPU options. The new generation is also slimmer than last year's GU501GM and sports slimmer display bezels and an overall lighter ye...
The 9th Gen Intel Coffee Lake-H Refresh processors are now official. (Source: Intel)

8 cores in a laptop: Intel announces improved 45 W 9th Gen H-series Coffee Lake-Refresh processors; Core i9-9980HK posts impressive preliminary performance

Intel has officially announced the 9th generation H-series 45 W processors today with several new features and performance improvements. Leading the stack is the Core i9-9980HK and the Core i9-9980H that sport an 8C/16T configuration with 16 MB L3 cache. The 9980HK is the only unlocked variant and can boost up to 5 GHz thanks to Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost. Preliminary performance results appear to show significantly improved multi-core performance compared to the 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. The 9th gen CFL-H Refresh CPUs will soon be seen in most gaming and content creation laptops from all major OEMs.
The Asus ROG 'Mothership' GZ700GX now comes with overclocked Core i9-9980HK and RTX 2080. (Source: Asus)

ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | Asus ROG 'Mothership' GZ700GX now available with factory-overclocked Intel Core i9-9980HK and OC NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics

The Asus 'ROG Mothership' GZ700GX was first announced earlier this year at CES and was aimed at offering flexibility and enhanced cooling compared to traditional clamshell gaming notebooks. Now, the GZ700GX is available with facto...
Asus Zephyrus S GX502. (Source: Asus)

ROG:REDEFINE 2019 | The Asus Zephyrus S GX502 offers a 9th gen Core i7 CPU and a 240 Hz PANTONE-validated G-Sync display with Optimus support

Asus has announced the successor to the Zephyrus GX501 with the Zephyrus S GX502. The GX502 now comes with the 9th gen Core i7-9750H CPU and RTX 2060/2070 CPU options with NVIDIA Optimus support. The GX502 also features a PANTONE-...
Lenovo Legion Y9000K gaming laptop launches in China

Lenovo Legion Y9000K apparently launched exclusively in China

Unveiled in early January at CES 2019, the Lenovo Legion Y9000K is now finally launching in China. This machine seems to be exclusively targeting the local market and features an 8th generation (could be an error instead of 9th ge...
The base model of the Razer Blade 15 series currently features an i7-8750H processor. (Source: Razer)

Leaked information about new Razer Blade 17 and Razer Blade 15 laptops points to 9th Gen Intel Core and GeForce RTX upgrades

Details about a refreshed Razer Blade 17 and updated Razer Blade 15 have been accidentally leaked in a YouTube video review posted by tech site PCWorld. The video has now been taken down, but not before some apparent key specifica...
The laptop in the clip has revealed a secret. (Source: Twitter/Nvidia GeForce)

Updated | New video of mystery device from Nvidia, Asus, and MSI released - points to GeForce GTX 16-series gaming laptops

A new video has been posted on Twitter accounts for Nvidia, Asus, and MSI that shows a bit more detail of the mysterious device that the trio of companies teased recently. The same Matrix-like streaming green code can be seen on t...
MSI WT75 8SM (Xeon E-2176G, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

87% MSI WT75 8SM (Xeon E-2176G, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

Gamer-turned-workstation. The WT75 takes the best aspects of the GT75 and turns it into a formidable mobile workstation. If you're not overly concerned about weight, thickness, or battery life, then you'll find a lot to like about MSI's largest workstation laptop yet.
NVIDIA Quadro P5200 | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Acer's refreshed Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop costs from US$1199.99 with the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. (Source: Acer)

Laptop version of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti confirmed thanks to official Acer Predator Helios 300 listing

There is a new product listing on Acer’s website for its Predator laptop series: model name PH315-52-78VL. The Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop in question sports some impressive hardware, which apparently includes a mobile varia...
The rose-gold Dell XPS 13 9380 has a starting weight of just 2.7 lbs/1.23 kg. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Save US$439 on a rose-gold 4K Dell XPS 13 9380 or a massive US$860 on an Alienware 17 with GeForce GTX 1070 OC

Dell has a couple of standout offers in its deals section at the moment. Shoppers can get a hefty discount on a brand-new Dell XPS 13 powered by an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, or if you fancy something much bigger the manufactu...
HP Chromebook 15 now available for $449 with Intel Pentium and Core i CPU options (Source: HP)

HP Chromebook 15 now available for $449 with Intel Pentium and Core i CPU options

As HP's first 15.6-inch Chromebook, the unit carries narrow bezels and many design influences from the smaller 14-inch Chromebook series including dual USB Type-C, Bang & Olufsen audio, 802.11ac, and a premium metal design.
The new Helios lineup is bulkier since it integrates desktop-grade components. (Source: Entroware)

Entroware launches desktop-grade Helios laptop lineup with Ubuntu Linux

The newly-introduced Helios lineup can easily replace a high-end desktop, as it comes with desktop-grade components like Intel's Core i5-9600K / i7-9700K / i9-9900K CPUs coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and up to 12 TB of...
The Intel Coffee Lake T-series will offer energy-efficient performance. (Source: DigitalTrends)

Update | More details of Intel's Coffee Lake T-series emerge: clock rates, core counts

New information about Intel’s Coffee Lake T-series of processors has been posted online. The lineup runs from the Core i3-9100T right up to the Core i9-9900T. The chips are based on a 14nm manufacturing process and come with iGPUs...
Alienware m17 (i9-8950HK, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

87% Alienware m17 (i9-8950HK, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

Alienware 17 lite. 23 percent thinner, 37 percent smaller, and 40 percent lighter. The Alienware m17 addresses all the size and weight complaints of the original Alienware 17 series albeit at the cost of some auxiliary features like the backlit trackpad, per-key RGB lighting, additional ports.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Walmart-based Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 laptop with RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics is only $1500 (Source: Eluktronics)

Deal | Cheap Max-Q — Walmart-based Eluktronics Mech-15 G2 laptop with RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics is only $1500

White label designs from Tongfang and Clevo have been undercutting the likes of MSI, Asus, Acer, Alienware, and HP by several hundred dollars for this latest generation of Turing gaming laptops. Major OEMs have been responding wit...
Leaked image of the Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop. (Source: Acer via Harvey Norman/Reddit)

Blundering retailers continue to create headaches for OEMs as recent Acer Predator Helios 300 leak demonstrates

Acer has just revealed its brand-new Predator Helios 300. The laptop sports thin bezels, an RGB-illuminated keyboard, and it will feature top-of-the-range goods from both Intel and Nvidia. But we already expected this thanks to a ...
A history of Dell XPS laptops from 2007 to present

A history of Dell XPS laptops from 2007 to present

Xtreme Performance, Revisited. The Dell XPS series has been an excellent proposition for those desiring powerful computing on the go. The evolution of the XPS line is quite a journey, but all along it always underscored the need for keeping pace with the ever evolving technology landscape and computing needs of users, making the XPS lineup one of the most sought after Windows laptops. In this article, we will have a bird's eye view of how the XPS lineup evolved from the humble XPS 466V desktop in 1993 to the high-performant XPS 13 and XPS 15 ultrabooks of today.
Just arrived: Alienware m17 in review

Just arrived: Alienware m17 in review

Dell's full-frontal refresh of its popular Alienware 17 series is significantly leaner and more portable. It does, however, sacrifice some features along the way that Alienware purists may miss. We list the major changes here base...
The ConceptD 9, 7, and 5 laptops are part of Acer's new ConceptD portfolio. (Source: Acer)

Acer announces the ConceptD 9, 7, and 5 laptops featuring up to a 9th Gen i9 CPU and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU

The ConceptD line from Acer has been revealed, and it includes three new laptops: The Acer ConceptD 9, the Acer ConceptD 7, and the Acer ConceptD 5. The notebooks are aimed at creatives and designers, and the high-end ConceptD 9 c...
The 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is apparently selling well. (Source: Forbes)

Uptake of i9-9900K only bright spot for Intel as AMD outsells its rival two to one in Mindfactory sales data for March

Sales data from Mindfactory, a large German computer hardware retailer, has shown that CPUs from AMD are outselling Intel’s processors by more than two to one. Leading the charge for the red team are two CPUs from the Zen+ Pinnacl...
These secret GPUs and CPUs are used in Acer's latest gaming laptops.

Top Secret! These secret GPUs and CPUs are used in Acer's latest gaming laptops.

Acer just revealed numerous new notebook models for the second half of the year. They also use "latest Nvidia GTX GPUs", which are not further specified, as well as Intel's 9th generation Core processors. Connecting all the dots we can expect Acer's new gaming laptops with mobile 8-core processors all the way up to the i9-9980HK as well as the new GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti from Nvidia.
The SBC3511 single-board computer is prepared for high-pressure environments. (Source: Abaco)

Abaco Systems introduces Intel Xeon-powered SBC3511 rugged single-board computer

Abaco Systems, a specialist in rugged embedded computing products, has just announced its SBC3511 3U OpenVPX single-board computer. The powerful board with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Xeon processor has been designed with securit...
The MSI GL63 laptop is going to be updated with 9th Gen Intel Core chips. (Source: HotHardware)

Update | GeForce GTX 1650 and i7-9750H combination features in leaked MSI GL63 laptop marketing material

Leaked promotional material for a new MSI GL63 laptop sporting an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and an Intel Core i7-9750H has provided numerous performance details. The images show scores for benchmarks that put the 9th Gen Intel C...
The T-series chip performed well in UserBenchmark tests. (Source: Intel)

Intel Core i7-9700T desktop processor spotted on UserBenchmark

The upcoming 9th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Core desktop processor i7-9700T has appeared in the UserBenchmark database. The chip seemed to perform very well in the tests, achieving a reasonably high place in the overall ranking. The “T...
AMD has enjoyed a popularity increase in March's Steam survey. (Source: MakeUseOf)

AMD manages to take a nibble out of Intel's share in Steam processor survey

AMD has taken a bite out of Intel’s overall share in Steam’s monthly survey in the PC processor usage category. The red team was up to 18.1% for March, rising 0.5% from 17.6% for February. AMD took share away from Intel for system...
Intel's 9th Gen desktop processors were released in 2018. (Source: Intel)

9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H appears on PassMark

A benchmark score for the upcoming Intel Coffee Lake H Refresh mobile chip i7-9750H has appeared on the PassMark database. The test used for the processor was the PerformanceTest Version 9.0.1030. Apparently, the 9th Gen chip mana...
MSI GS75 vs. Asus Zephyrus S GX701: 10 percent performance difference from the same RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU

MSI GS75 vs. Asus Zephyrus S GX701: 10 percent performance difference from the same RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU

For better gaming performance, the Asus Zephyrus S GX701 should be your top option over the MSI GS75. For everything else outside of gaming, however, the MSI has a fairly long list of advantages that shouldn't be ignored.
The supposed GeForce GTX 1650 laptop. (Source: Baidu)

Leaked image of MECHREVO laptops allegedly with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 GPUs and 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H CPUs

A picture of two MECHREVO Z2 laptops that apparently sport an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti, respectively, has been leaked. Not only do the gaming notebooks allegedly come with these often-rumored mobile GPUs, but it is ...
The Coffee Lake H Refresh SoCs will feature UHD Graphics 630. (Source: Imgur)

Rumored release date and full specifications for Intel's 9th Gen Coffee Lake H Refresh chips

A potential launch date for Intel’s anticipated 9th Gen Coffee Lake H Refresh has been offered: April 21. Along with the date, the same source has offered full details of the six models that will make up the series of new Intel Co...
The upcoming Lenovo Legion Y40 is just one of many laptops that will offer an i7-9750H option. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo and Asus laptops featured in online product listings with i7-9750H processors

Numerous online retailers have started updating their product lists to include laptops from manufacturers like Lenovo and Asus that will feature the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The i7-9750H is a member of the second tie...
The i5-9300H CPU will offer 8 MB L3 cache. (Source: Future Game Releases)

Intel Core i5-9300H turns up on Geekbench as part of Acer ConceptD CN715-71 system

It seems Intel’s Coffee Lake CPU, the i5-9300H, has made an appearance on Geekbench. The chip was part of a listing for a model mysteriously titled “Acer ConceptD CN715-71”. The upcoming 9th Gen processor achieved a single-core sc...
Turing and Coffee Lake are making their way to the Acer Nitro series. (Source: Acer)

Exciting leak shows 2019 Acer Nitro laptops with 9th Gen Intel CPUs and mobile GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 GPUs

Acer is planning on fitting some of its upcoming Nitro laptops with GPUs from Nvidia’s Turing-based GeForce 16 series and 9th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Core processors. A leaked slide names the Acer Nitro AN515-54 and Acer Nitro AN517...
Fujitsu Celsius H780 (i7-8850H, P2000, FHD) Workstation Review

86% Fujitsu Celsius H780 (i7-8850H, P2000, FHD) Workstation Review

Imbalanced. As a somewhat smaller player, Fujitsu is facing an uphill battle in the mobile workstation market. Can Fujitsu establish its Celsius H780 as a credible competitor against the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo? That may be difficult, since the Fujitsu Celsius H780 revealed plenty of weaknesses in our comprehensive review.
Intel Core i7-8850H | NVIDIA Quadro P2000 | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

ThinkPad X1 Extreme is louder after BIOS update

Some users of the ThinkPad Extreme X1 contacted us and reported problems with annoying fans. We organized another test sample and checked some aspects with the latest BIOS updates.
Intel Core i7-8750H |
Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (i7-8650U, RX540) Laptop Review

84% Dell Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme (i7-8650U, RX540) Laptop Review

Extreme durability. The Latitude 7424 Rugged Extreme is an absolute tank. The Latitude 7424 wraps a competent computer in a dust-tight and water-resistant shell that can take a beating without much fuss. However, this durability comes at a high cost - weight and size.
Intel Core i7-8650U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | 14" | 3.5 kg
Latest Aorus 15 laptop drops a whole bunch of features to become much more affordable than before (Image source: Aorus)

Latest Aorus 15 laptop drops a whole bunch of features to become much more affordable than before

Not every enthusiast gamer wants to pay for per-key RGB lighting, G-Sync, or Thunderbolt 3. Gigabyte has removed some of these auxiliary features from its X5 successor to make the new Aorus 15 laptop several hundred dollars cheape...
The R0 stepping will introduce hardware-level fixes to improve performance, stability and energy efficiency. (Source: Hexus)

List of new Intel gen 9 Core CPUs with R0 stepping leaked by Gigabyte

Even though Intel warned that the 14 nm CPU shortage could continue until the end of the first half of 2019, the company appears to be ready to launch a new stepping for the gen 9 Core processors in just a few weeks. This informat...
MSI GS75 8SG Stealth

86% MSI GS75 8SG Stealth (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Good-looking. The brand-new GS75 not only belongs to the flattest gaming laptops on the market but also to the best-looking ones. In our detailed review, you'll find out if the 17-incher can also shine under the hood.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.3 kg
Schenker XMG Neo 15 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Tongfang GK5CQ7Z Laptop Review

86% Schenker XMG Neo 15 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Tongfang GK5CQ7Z Laptop Review

Compact gamer. Thanks to its Core i7-8750H CPU and its GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU all games should run smoothly on the Neo's matte 15.6-inch display. Other highlights include a mechanical keyboard, a fast SSD, and a 144 Hz panel. In return, the notebook lacks modern connectivity features such as Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
MSI GE75 8SG Raider (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

88% MSI GE75 8SG Raider (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

Full GPU power? MSI also offers its slim GE75 Raider with the high-end GeForce RTX 2080 and does not use the Max-Q version. We check the performance and see if the upgrade is worth the money.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Aorus 15 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

86% Aorus 15 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

Aura buff. 11 percent smaller, 11 percent lighter, and at least 17 percent faster graphics performance. The Aorus 15 is the long-awaited update to the aging Aorus X5 series albeit with a few auxiliary features missing.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The Intel Core i9-9900KF could offer slightly better overclocking potential than the 9900K. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Intel Core i9-9900KF could offer a slightly higher overclocking potential than the 9900K

Famed overclocker 'Splave' tried out a small experiment to find out whether the newly announced Intel Core i9-9900KF offered any potential advantages over the 9900K when it came to overclocking. The results showed that the 9900KF ...

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