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Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it

Intel Graphics Command Center now available and Intel wants your help to improve it

The early access software is Intel's next step towards becoming a discrete graphics company. The chipmaker plans to take user feedback seriously by launching the Odyssey program for enthusiasts to share, engage, and collaborate wi...
Lenovo ThinkPad T490s using the same motherboard as smaller X390 may explain feature loss

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s using the same motherboard as smaller X390 may explain feature loss

As the release of Lenovo's newest business laptops of the well known ThinkPad brand comes closer, we discovered an interesting fact in the support documentation of the ThinkPad T490s and the smaller ThinkPad X390: Both use the sam...
Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

Now with a standard webcam. What benefits does the Core i7 SKU offer over the Core i5 SKU? We benchmark the most expensive XPS 13 9380 configuration and compare it to the less costly Core i5 SKU to show all the differences users can expect. Update: 5 hours more with FHD.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A cheaper EliteBook 830 clone. HP has updated its ProBook series for 2019 with a new design that looks much more like its EliteBook series than past ProBooks. Can the HP ProBook 430 G6, the smallest model in this series, compete against major competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad L390? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The Comet Lake CPUs are expected to arrive in mid-2019 as a minor 14 nm refresh for last year's Coffee Lake models.  (Source: CTiems)

Driver leak reveals Intel Comet Lake CPUs with up to 10 cores

Intel's latest updates for the Linux DRM kernel driver and coreboot reveal the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs that appear to be a 14 nm refresh of last year's Coffee Lake models. There will be ULV, mobile and desktop variants with up to...
Flagship processors from either Intel or AMD seem to be the gamer's choice. (Source: Hexus)

Intel maintains massive lead over AMD in Steam survey for processors in both Windows and Linux

Intel has kept its huge lead over AMD in Steam’s survey for processor usage. The blue team has even managed to slightly increase its share in systems utilizing a Windows OS, but AMD has taken a nibble out of Intel’s share on machi...
Upcoming TravelMate X514-51 will be Acer's thinnest professional laptop yet (Source: Acer)

Acer TravelMate X514-51 launching this June to replace the TravelMate X3410

The new 14-inch business laptop will have the distinction of weighing less than 1 kg while still offering Gorilla Glass touchscreen, 15 W ULV Intel CPU options, and a magnesium-lithium magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis that promise...
The Asus ZenBook 14 has a Harman Kardon-certified audio system. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches ZenBook 14 (UX431) with Whiskey Lake CPUs and upcoming GeForce MX150 configuration

Asus has announced the ZenBook 14 (UX431). Two configurations of the laptop are currently available, with a third higher-specced option coming in the second quarter of the year. The usual slim ZenBook aesthetic is present with the...
GeForce RTX 2070-powered XPS 13 can run Metro Exodus on Ultra settings.. sort of

GeForce RTX 2070-powered XPS 13 can run Metro Exodus on Ultra settings.. sort of

Even after brushing off the handful of crashes and stability issues, being able to play one of the most demanding PC titles available on an otherwise low-power Ultrabook is a real treat. The performance-per-dollar is still extreme...
HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Both visual and technical improvements. HP has presented its 14-inch office notebook with a new case and the most up-to-date Intel processor available. Some of its predecessor's weaknesses have clearly been corrected, but does this mean that the current ProBook 440 G6 is better than the last?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Schenker Slim 15-RE-E19

83% Schenker Slim 15 RED (i5-8265U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Lady in Red. Schenker continues with the tried and tested concept of configurable barebones and adds some color into play this time. Staying away from the ever so gray cases, the Slim 15 RED Edition with a Whiskey Lake CPU, Samsung SSD and 16 GB of RAM is also promising. In our review, we'll clarify what users can expect as well as which configuration options are available.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.5 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7380 (Core i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Dell Inspiron 13 7380 (Core i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Keep your charger close by. Dell's latest 13-inch laptop looks sleek with its slim case, while the upgrade to Whiskey-Lake processors should deliver improved performance and low power consumption compared to its Kaby Lake R powered predecessor. The 7380 has an NVMe SSD too, along with dual-channel RAM, an IPS 1080p screen. However, Dell continues to equip its Inspiron 13 7000 series with small batteries. Read on to find out how the Inspiron 13 7380 performs in our tests and how it stands up to its competitors.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Caution: Hot – ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Lenovo sent us the two new laptops ThinkPad E490 and ThinkPad E590. After temperature problems with the Radeon GPU in last year's ThinkPad E480, we were eager to find out whether Lenovo fixed the issues or not for the new E490, but our initial measurements are not promising.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
The Nvidia GeForce MX250 laptop GPU is aimed at mobile gamers. (Source: Nvidia)

Update | Nvidia announces GeForce MX230 and MX250 laptop GPUs

Nvidia has added two new members to the MX product family: The GeForce MX230 and the GeForce MX250. Both GPUs are based on Pascal architecture, offer DirectX 12 support, and they both utilize Nvidia’s Optimus graphics-switching te...
Lenovo ThinkPad T490s, T490 & T590: Sleeker & brighter screens, but less flexibility

MWC19 | Lenovo ThinkPad T490s, T490 & T590: Sleeker designs & brighter screens, but less flexibility – Update

At MWC 2019, Lenovo has announced five new ThinkPads. The three new T series models ThinkPad T490, T490s & T590 are supposed to win over business-customers with new designs, thinner bezels and better displays.
Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible coming with AMD Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U options (Source: Lenovo)

MWC19 | AMD Zen+ Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U will debut on the Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible series

The upcoming mainstream Lenovo IdeaPad C340 family will be one of the first to offer Zen+ Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 processor options that were initially unveiled at CES 2019. The AMD options should be comparable to Intel Whis...
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 will carry separate GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics

MWC19 | Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 with AMD Ryzen Zen+ will undercut the Intel SKU by $150 USD

The affordable IdeaPad S340 and S540 series will carry GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 options when they launch in the next couple of months. The AMD-based IdeaPad S540 SKU in particular will retail for $730 compared to $880 f...
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 & X390 Yoga: Smallest ThinkPads now with 13.3 inch instead of 12.5 inch LCDs

MWC19 | Lenovo ThinkPad X390 & X390 Yoga: Smallest ThinkPads now with 13.3 instead of 12.5 inch LCDs

Aside from the larger ThinkPads of the T series, Lenovo has announced two compact models of the X series as well. The Thinkpad X390 has a bigger display with a much smaller screen bezel than its predecessor, while the ThinkPad X39...
Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally getting the Whiskey Lake-U treatment

MWC19 | Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally getting the Whiskey Lake-U treatment

After a full year with the MateBook X Pro, it's about time we get a small refresh. Huawei has unveiled the third generation MateBook X laptop that fixes almost everything we didn't like about the 2018 model including the Thunderbo...
Buying a Dell XPS 13? We recommend checking for coil whine

Buying a Dell XPS 13? We recommend checking for coil whine

Our Dell XPS 13 9380 test unit suffers from high-pitched coil whine that may potentially be a nuisance during regular use. The phenomenon is not damaging to the machine, but its intensity and volume may vary between different unit...
The Acer Swift 3 is now available with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics. (Source: Laptopmain)

Acer now offering the Swift 3 with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics

Acer has upgraded its Swift 3 offering to feature the new NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU. The rest of the specifications remain more or less the same. The MX250 is, for all intents and purposes, a re-badged version of the MX150 with sli...
Lenovo ThinkPad 2019 leak: Data-sheets of the redesigned ThinkPads T490, T490s & T590 have been leaked (Pictured: ThinkPad T490 Healthcare Edition)

Lenovo ThinkPad 2019 leak: Data-sheets of the redesigned ThinkPads T490, T490s & T590 have been leaked

Lenovo's ThinkPad division gets hit by another leak, as a reddit user has published data-sheets for most of the upcoming ThinkPad business laptops. Though there is no way to verify the specs at this point, the specs of the T490 do...
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad L390 (i5-8265U, FHD) Laptop Review

Compact black typewriter. Ultrathin ThinkPads like the X1 Carbon or its bigger multimedia cousin ThinkPad X1 Extreme offer an extremely high quality for an equally high price. The ThinkPad L390, a compact 13.3-inch laptop, proves that a more affordable device can still deliver most of the desired ThinkPad qualities as well.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
The average Whiskey Lake-U laptop is just 8 percent faster than Kaby Lake-R

The average Whiskey Lake-U laptop is just 8 percent faster than Kaby Lake-R

After testing more than 20 laptops with Whiskey Lake-U processors, the raw gen-to-gen performance advantage looks to be one of the smallest in recent years. If you own a Kaby Lake-R laptop, it may be best to hold off on buying a r...
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

92% HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

Better than the Spectre 13. The latest EliteBook carries almost everything you want from an Ultrabook: tablet mode, super-bright display, 4G LTE, Thunderbolt 3, NFC, crisp keyboard, narrow bezels, long battery life... the list goes on and on. Just be ready to pay a hefty price when fully configured.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga (Core i5-8265U, 256 GB, FHD) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga (Core i5-8265U, 256 GB, FHD) Convertible Review

A sub-€1,000 (~ US$1,130) ThinkPad Yoga! Yes, you read correctly. The new 13-inch convertible is available for well below €1,000 (~ US$1,130). Lenovo has not compromised on traditional ThinkPad features to achieve this affordable price point though. Read on to find out how the L390 Yoga and its Whiskey Lake processor perform in our tests and its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone Dell

Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone the popular 15-inch king

The bestselling Dell XPS laptop manages to be faster, tougher, brighter, and more feature-packed than the new competing Asus ZenBook 15 without running any louder or shorter. In return, the Asus laptop is much lighter and even a b...
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T (i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T (i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

999 grams. Acer has created a 15.6-inch notebook that is light as a feather and features up-to-date technology: a Whiskey Lake processor, an NVMe SSD and (dual-channel) DDR4 RAM. Of course these features don't come cheap: The device is available for around $1400.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 999 g
ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA (Core i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FA (Core i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Slim, stylish and speedy. The ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433F has a thin and compact design, while its Whiskey Lake Core i5 processor should provide solid performance. The device has good battery life too, although its display is underwhelming. Read on to find out how the ZenBook 14 UX433FA-A6061T performs in our tests and how it shapes up against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
In review: The affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L390

We are reviewing the affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L390

The year 2019 brings us a new generation of business laptops. One of the first specimens of this new wave has made it to our testing-labs: The Lenovo ThinkPad L390, an affordable ThinkPad laptop for companies and students.
Dell XPS 13 9380 2019 (i5-8265U, 256GB, UHD) Subnotebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9380 2019 (i5-8265U, 256GB, UHD) Subnotebook Review

Better with Whiskey? The webcam is back at the top. But is that all for the 2019 XPS 13 from Dell? Not at all, because the dual-fan solution ensures good – although not stable – performance utilization we rarely see among such slim laptops. Update: Review is complete.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
New Dell Inspiron 17 7786 can run slower than the last generation Dell Inspiron 17 7773

Unusual throttling behavior shows the Core i7-8565U running both faster and slower than the i7-8550U

The new Dell Inspiron 17 7786 can run 20 percent faster than the last generation Inspiron 17 7773 for the first 10 to 20 minutes before clock rates begin to dip dramatically. At that point, CPU performance stabilizes at 10 percent...
Dell Inspiron 17-7786 (i7-8565U, 16 GB, 17-inch Touch, MX 150) Convertible Review

86% Dell Inspiron 17-7786 (i7-8565U, 16 GB, 17-inch Touch, MX 150) Convertible Review

Gigantic convertible meets Whiskey Lake! The large 17-inch Dell convertible has received a CPU upgrade. In addition to the internal update, the case was also completely redesigned. Find out in this review whether these changes make sense and whether the new Whiskey-Lake-U CPU can ensure a higher performance.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
The Darter Pro is System76's lightest 15.6-inch laptop, which also comes with excellent battery life that is supposed to last 12 hours. (Source: System76)

System76 announces new Darter Pro 15.6-inch Linux laptop with excellent battery life

The original Darter from System76 was launched back in 2013, and now the company is refreshing the specs with up to date operating systems and components. Powered by Intel's Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, the new Darter Pro can integrate up...
Dell XPS 13 9380 with Whiskey Lake-U is not all that much faster than the XPS 13 9370 (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 9380 with Whiskey Lake-U is not all that much faster than the XPS 13 9370

The Core i5-8265U brings just marginal performance benefits by up to 12 percent at best over the last generation Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U. Users who want the latest XPS 13 should be drawn in by the re-positioned webcam and n...
Razer Blade Stealth vs. Huawei MateBook 13: The two fastest 13-inch Ultrabooks available

Razer Blade Stealth vs. Huawei MateBook 13: The two fastest 13-inch Ultrabooks available

The new MateBook 13 has an unlikely competitor because of its full-power 25 W GeForce MX150 GPU. It's unquestionably faster than the average Ultrabook, but can it beat the $1600 Razer Blade Stealth?
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 (i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 (i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Linux laptop. The InfinityBook Pro 14 features a slim chassis and a decent list of features. You can adjust the configuration, including an optional LTE modem. The recommended operating system is Linux – but it is not required. All of this comes at a price: Even the least expensive model costs 899 Euros (~$1028).
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Huawei MateBook 13 (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

86% Huawei MateBook 13 (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

A GPU beast. Don't let its diminutive size fool you — this 3:2 13.0-inch laptop is equipped with a much faster GPU than your typical Ultrabook. Huawei's latest offering is supposed to be a mid-range product, but its unique build and specifications are anything but.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13" | 1.3 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...
The new G-Series from Dynabook features 13.3-inch ultrabooks powered by Intel's Whiskey Lake-U CPUs. (Source: Dynabook)

Dynabook releases new 13.3-inch G-series ultrabooks

Former Toshiba ultrabook division Dynabook has just launched its new G-Series models powered by Intel's Whiskey Lake-U CPUs. These are some of the lightest ultrabooks out there thanks to special magnesium alloy chassis that come i...
Dell's new XPS 13 9380 laptop has the webcam back on the top bezel. (Source: Dell)

Dell launches new Ubuntu-based XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition range

A new device has been added to Dell’s Project Sputnik line-up: the XPS 13 9380 Developer Edition. Dell had already announced the XPS 13 9380, and the listed operating systems in the technical specifications sheet included Ubuntu 1...
Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 Black Edition

84% Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) Convertible Review

A letdown. Dell's new convertible is a bitter disappointment, at least in the configuration we have tested. It is even more frustrating that the device has the potential to be a great laptop, but it has been let down by several vital failings. We urge you read on nonetheless as cheaper models could improve upon the areas in which this laptop disappoints.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
The Zotac mini PC brochure is actually quite handy (Source: Zotac)

CES 2019 | The Zotac mini PC brochure is actually quite handy

With dozens of configurations to choose from across the whole lineup, Zotac has provided a useful table comparing and contrasting some of the major features between all the latest SKUs. It makes for an excellent starting point for...
Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year

The manufacturer will be leaving behind the Aorus X design in favor of a newer narrow-bezel look with more heat pipes, more ventilation, and a slightly thicker profile. The change will hopefully address some of the most common dra...
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...
Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges (hands-on pictures)

Lenovo announced its Yoga S730 a few months ago at IFA. At CES, Lenovo introduced the Yoga S940 today. This higher-end model of Lenovo's consumer ultrabook series contains a 13.9 inch screen, which is much brighter and comes with ...
Dell has caved in — the 2019 XPS 13 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

CES 2019 | Dell has caved in — the XPS 13 9380 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

The "under-your-nose" camera will soon be a thing of the past. The move is a direct response to user complaints and a blow to competitors like the Huawei MateBook X Pro or Lenovo Legion Y530 where OEMs had to get creative with sub...
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.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 showing the stylus accessibility in different layouts. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 and Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Editions with new 'pen garage' and keyboard

Dell's newly announced update to the Inspiron 13 and Inspiron 15 7000 convertible 'Black Edition' features a new hinge design with a 'pen garage' to securely hold an active stylus. The new design is the middle ground between easy ...

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