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Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
The Asus Vivobook 14 and Vivobook 15 refreshes are now available in India. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches the Vivobook 14 X412 and the Vivobook 15 X512 in India with Intel Whiskey Lake and NVIDIA MX250 options

Asus has introduced refreshes of the Vivobook 14 and Vivobook 15 in the Indian market. Both the Vivobooks feature Intel Whiskey Lake processors and offer NVIDIA GeForce MX230/MX250 GPU options as well. A backlit keyboard and a Win...
The Intel Core i5-8265UC could be made available soon. (Image source: Alibaba)

Return of Intel: Core i5-8265UC impresses on Geekbench and UserBenchmark; rated higher than AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U on PassMark

The mysterious Intel Core i5-8265UC processor has reared its head again, and this time it has done so in some style. The chip has been spotted on numerous benchmarks and has performed well in all of them, outpacing both AMD’s Ryze...
Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IWL

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (i7-8550U, MX230) Laptop Review

Solid companion. In its current incarnation, the IdeaPad S340 presents itself with an attractive design and good hardware equipment. The optional dedicated MX graphics unit is a nice equipment feature that offers a bit more graphics performance. In this review, we evaluate how the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 turns out.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition (Source: HP)

HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition

According to HP, 45 percent of ransomware attacks affected healthcare organizations and 2018 was a record-breaking year for healthcare data breaches. The company will be offering a super-secure EliteBook 840 G6 designed specifical...
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA now has 4x more RAM than the Dell XPS 13 for the same price

Deal | Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA now shipping with 4x more RAM than the Dell XPS 13 for the same price

The Asus price cut may be small, but it definitely puts the competing XPS 13 in an awkward position. Users who want the most bang for the buck without sacrificing weight or design can consider the ZenBook 13 UX333FA at its new pri...
Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Without an huge announcement, Lenovo has released two new ThinkPads. It is understandable that Lenovo did not kick up a fuss about these new laptops: The Lenovo ThinkPad L490 and ThinkPad L590 are mostly targeting companies and th...
The Liva Z3 Plus can easily fit the palm of your hand. (Source: Liliputing)

Computex 2019 | ECS showcases Liva Z3 Plus mini PC with Intel Comet Lake CPUs

Not much is known about the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs from Intel. Leaked benchmarks point out that these models are to replace the existing Whiskey Lake chips, and will still use the 14 nm manufacturing process. ECS confirmed that ...
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

Hot contender. Dell’s premium business models have never been more XPS-like, but with the sweeping changes come significant challenges. With its Core i7-8665U CPU, 16 GB RAM, and NVMe SSD, the $2,800 Latitude 7400 2-in-1 certainly isn’t slow, but can it take the heat? Let’s find out.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Huawei MateBook 13

86% Huawei MateBook 13 (i7, UHD Graphics 620) Laptop Review

Elegant subnotebook. The most powerful configuration of the MateBook 13 cut a fine figure in our review. Those who do not need a dedicated graphics card can get the Huawei subnotebook for a bit cheaper. In this review, we shall reveal what users can expect from the lower-priced version that does not have a dedicated GPU.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Successful work horse. The ThinkPad E490 scores with a quiet or silent operation, very good input devices, simple maintenance options, and a long battery life. In addition, the device stands out with a good price-performance ratio. The test unit that was made available to us can be purchased for slightly more than 700 Euros (~$780; currently $678 in the US for a similar model).
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
The "Twin River" prototype can be used in regular laptop mode, with one display acting as a touch keyboard. (Source: The Verge)

Computex 2019 | Intel showcases "Twin River" dual-screen laptop prototype encased in fabric

In order to make laptop models as light as possible, Intel is trying its hand at fabric cases as seen on the "Twin River" prototype showcased at Computex this year. The fabric case is made of polyester, polyamide plus lycra, and i...
The RedmiBook 14. (Source: MI)

Redmi unveils the new RedmiBook 14 with 8th-gen CPUs and an MX250, starting at US$580

Yesterday, Xiaomi's high-value sub-brand, Redmi, unveiled its first notebook. The RedmiBook 14 is a 14-inch notebook that offers a fine package for those looking for a sleek, well-designed laptop with excellent specifications and ...
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-768V

86% Acer Swift 3 SF314 (i7-8565U, MX250) Laptop Review

Small and light with an MX250. Acer promises buyers of the Swift 3 an elegant design and high mobility. With its attractive aluminum case and small size, the 14-inch notebook is able to already fulfill those promises at first glance. We evaluate in our test whether the performance of the compact laptop is also right.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Hipsters are going to love the 2019 HP Envy Wood series made of authentic natural wood (Source: HP)

Hipsters are going to love the 2019 HP Envy Wood series made of authentic natural wood

Why use aluminum-magnesium alloy or carbon fiber materials when you can use wood? The HP Envy Wood series will have palm rests and touchpads made of real walnut and birch wood inlays across the entire 13-inch to 17-inch range.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 will have "world's only" 1000-nit displays (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 will have "world's only" 1000-nit displays

The 2019 refresh will have faster wireless, faster 4G LTE, and new SureView Gen 3 and 1000-nit panel options. In comparison, most flagship Ultrabooks top out at only 400 to 600 nits for inferior outdoor visibility. HP is claiming ...
HP Elite x2 G4 will be over two times brighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 6

HP Elite x2 G4 detachable will be over two times brighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The gen-to-gen changes will have plenty of internal updates ranging from security to additional CPU options, display options, and 4G LTE options. HP is claiming its Elite x2 G4 will be the "world's first business detachable with a...
Dell Inspiron 13 7390 and 7590 2-in-1 have magnetic "pen garages" for housing the stylus (Source: Dell)

Dell Inspiron 13 7390 and 7590 2-in-1 have magnetic "pen garages" for housing the stylus

The recess is in between the hinges along the bottom edge of the display to more safely secure the pen when traveling or not in use. The approach allows for a full-size active stylus that can offer a better and more comfortable gr...
The new Asus ZenBook series features the ScreenPad 2.0 secondary display. (Image source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | Asus announces the new ZenBook 13, 14, and 15 ultracompact laptops

Asus has revealed a trio of new ZenBook laptops. The ultracompact devices are the ZenBook 13 (UX334), the ZenBook 14 (UX434), and the ZenBook 15 (UX534). The Taiwanese manufacturer has made sure the new ZenBook series can be confi...
The new Asus ZenBook series offers Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. (Image source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | Asus celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special ZenBook 30 Edition laptop

Asus is celebrating 30 years in business with a special leather-bound laptop. The Asus ZenBook Edition 30 laptop (UX334FL) is an exclusive and limited notebook from the Taiwanese manufacturer. It can be configured with either an i...
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

77% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

Cheap starter laptop. It's uninteresting, uninspiring, and unimaginative. To users looking for a budget no-frills laptop, however, this probably sounds perfect. The Inspiron 15 5584 comes standard with a Whiskey Lake-U CPU, 1080p IPS display and a PCIe SSD for only about $500 USD to make it a real performance bargain.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The new Intel NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs are designed for casual gamers and smart home entertainment.  (Source: Intel)

Intel's NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs announced with Radeon GPUs and Whiskey Lake CPUs

Due to their small footprint, the new Intel NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs have a limited number of upgradeable components. These models integrate Intel's 15 W i7-8565U and i5-8265U quad-core CPUs, but the 8 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM and...
Lenovo ThinkPad E590 (i7, RX 550X, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad E590 (i7, RX 550X, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Half-baked With the ThinkPad E590, Lenovo delivers a quiet workstation with very good keyboard and trackpad plus TrackPoint. The dedicated Radeon RX 550X GPU is only able to realise its potential for short periods of time, as the laptop's cooling system is not up to the task for longer sessions of use. This means that gaming is not really an option.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
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
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...
New ZombieLoad attack can exploit all Intel chips dating back to 2011

New ZombieLoad attack can exploit all Intel chips dating back to 2011

A flaw in Intel's modern CPU architectures can be used in a new attack. Dubbed "ZombieLoad," the vulnerability is similar to the Spectre and Meltdown bugs that haunted the PC market last year. ZombieLoad uses a similar flaw in Int...
The Lifebook U939X is among the lightest convertibles in its class. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu introduces Lifebook U939X ultralight business class convertible

This 13.3-inch business convertible is among the lightest in its class, with a 0.67-inch profile and 2.2 lbs weight. CPU options include Intel's Core i5-8265U, i5-8365U and i7-8665U Whiskey Lake CPUs, and users may add up to 16 GB...
All images via HP

HP's Omen X 2S has a second display, à la Razer's OG Blade

The HP Omen X 2S is a thin-and-light gaming laptop that features a secondary 6-inch touchscreen display directly above the keyboard. While the device is a capable gaming laptop in its own right, the secondary display could be a ga...
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 now shipping with world's first PC proximity sensor (Source: Dell)

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 now shipping with world's first PC proximity sensor

Login to Windows just by walking up to your laptop. Dell's ExpressSign-in security feature works with Intel's Context Sensing Technology to automatically wake or lock the laptop before the IR camera even has a chance to work.
Dell Inspiron 17 3000 3780 (i7-8565U, Radeon 520) Laptop Review

79% Dell Inspiron 17 3000 3780 (i7-8565U, Radeon 520) Laptop Review

Outdated GPU. You know something's wrong when even an integrated Vega 8 can outperform your dedicated Radeon GPU. The Inspiron 17 3780 may sport the newest Intel Whiskey Lake-U CPU, but the decision to pair it with an outdated Radeon 520 is a head scratcher.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon 520 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
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 ...
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...
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...
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
The new ThinkBook S models could launch by the end of May for the European region. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Updated | Lenovo ThinkBook S spotted in China, could hit Europe in late May

The new ThinkBook S models may replace the 13 and 14-inch Ideapad S-series models, at least in China. They appear to have updated designs with improved metal chassis, slim lateral bezels and displays that can unfold flat on the ta...
Eurocom Summer Education Notebook Program offers discounts for high school students

Eurocom Summer Education Notebook Program offers discounts for high school students

If you're a CAD student, medical researcher, or video editor in need of some serious horsepower for your schoolwork, then a simple Ultrabook just isn't going to cut it. The new Eurocom program will run all year long for high schoo...
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
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
2019 Dell Latitude 5400, 5401, 5500, and 5501 now shipping with Wi-Fi 6 and Intel XMM LTE (Source: Dell)

Redesigned Dell Latitude 5400, 5401, 5500, and 5501 now shipping with Wi-Fi 6 and Intel XMM LTE

The updated mid-range business laptops all get Whiskey Lake-U CPUs with H-class Core options on select SKUs. The new chassis designs are lighter and smaller than the last generation Latitude 7390, 7490, and 7590.
Dell announces Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1 at Dell Technologies World (Source: Dell)

Dell drops the Latitude 5290 series, replaces it with the Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1

The new 13.3-inch Latitude 5300 series will offer a larger screen size than the 12.5-inch Latitude 5290 series while being thinner, lighter, and smaller due to having narrower bezels. It's likely that Dell will put the 5290 series...
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
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...
Asus VivoBook 14 (i5-8265U, MX230, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus VivoBook 14 (i5-8265U, MX230, FHD) Laptop Review

Pascal is pulling out all the stops. The new all-rounder from Asus arms itself with a mid-range graphics card to tackle the multimedia world. The new VivoBook is not only slim and sleek but is also fast. However, the Asus product must admit defeat in certain aspects of the competition.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.5 kg
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 alleged new Intel roadmap pushes the availability of 10nm back even further. (Source: NBC)

Alleged Intel release roadmap shows no 10nm until 2021

The latest reports on the subject of new Intel platforms suggest that the first 10-nanometer (nm) chipsets will be here later in 2019. However, according to a new image characterized as the company's latest release schedule, this ...
New Razer Blade 15 refreshed with 144 Hz, 240 Hz, OLED, Core i7-9750H, and 802.11ax options (Source: Razer)

New Razer Blade 15 includes 144 Hz, 240 Hz, OLED, Core i7-9750H, and 802.11ax options

In contrast to the full 17.3-inch Blade Pro chassis refresh, the Blade 15 will be getting internal processor and display updates including 144 Hz, 240 Hz, and OLED options starting at $1999 USD.

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