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The Cable Matters Dual-Input USB-C Docking Station with Dual HDMI for 4K. (Source: Cable Matters)

Cable Matters offers a dock that can drive 2 4K/60Hz monitors with a MacBook Pro for under US$200

The connectivity-equipment maker Cable Matters has released a new docking station that can expand a MacBook Pro's output by up to 2x 4K at 60Hz via HDMI. This Dual-Input USB-C accessory can also support 80W Power Delivery (PD) cha...
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
Razer Blade 15 vs. MSI GS65 RTX Edition: Sorry MSI, but Razer has the edge yet again

Razer Blade 15 vs. MSI GS65 RTX Edition: Sorry MSI, but Razer has the edge yet again

Slightly cooler, slightly quieter, slightly smaller, and slightly faster — the little things all add up for a more favorable experience on the Razer Blade 15.
Two heads are better than one: The AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo combines two Vega 20 GPUs on a single PCB. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo displaces the NVIDIA Titan RTX to become the "world's most powerful GPU", but don't expect to game on it anytime soon

Shortly after Apple announced the Mac Pro desktop earlier this week, AMD said that it is introducing two new Vega 20 cards for workstation users — the Radeon Pro Vega II and the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo targeted at high-compute work...
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

91% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

Are the i9 and Vega 20 good upgrades? Besides the regular Radeon Pro chips, Apple also offers its MacBook Pro 15 with the professional AMD Pro Vega graphics adapters. We review the top model with the Intel Core i9 and the Radeon Vega 20 Pro.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 mobile workstation leaks with Quadro RTX 5000 & OLED screen

Lenovo ThinkPad P53 mobile workstation leaks with Quadro RTX 5000 & OLED screen

The newest generation of mobile workstations from Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 and ThinkPad P53, have leaked ahead of their official announcement. The smaller Lenovo ThinkPad P53 receives a lot of upgrades, including an OLED sc...
Mobile Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000, 4000, and 5000 to debut on the upcoming Dell Precision 7740 (Source: Dell)

Mobile Nvidia Quadro T2000, RTX 3000, 4000, and 5000 to debut on the upcoming Dell Precision 7740

Nvidia Quadro launches are generally quieter and more discreet when compared to their GeForce counterparts. Expect the next generation of mobile Turing-based Quadro GPUs to appear first on the latest Dell Precision laptops this Ju...
Gigabyte Aero 17 is finally here with 240 Hz FHD and 4K UHD HDR options

Computex 2019 | Gigabyte Aero 17 is finally here with 240 Hz FHD and 4K UHD HDR options

The upcoming 17.3-inch system will be just 0.2 inches thicker and 0.8 pounds heavier than the new Aero 15 with a different set of display options. Most core configurable options will be the same between them.
The Asus Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard comes with two LiveDash OLED displays. (Image source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | Asus commemorates 30 years in business with the awesome Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard

Asus has revealed a new motherboard as part of its celebrations of enjoying 30 years in business. The Prime X299 Edition 30 supports the LGA 2066 socket that is compatible with Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X, and Skylake-W processors from...
Dell G5 15 5590 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Dell G5 15 5590 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting gaming laptop. The hardware in the Dell G5 allows for all modern computer games to run smoothly on the 15.6-inch display (FHD, IPS). The configuration is also appealing: SSD + HDD, 8 GB RAM (dual-channel mode is enabled) and Thunderbolt 3. The outstanding battery life is surprising. However, this price level also requires some compromises.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
The Dell Precision 7740 is shaping up to be an incredible workstation laptop. (Image source: Chiphell)

Full specifications for Dell Precision 7740 leak: New Intel Core and Xeon CPUs; AMD Radeon Pro WX and mobile Nvidia Quadro RTX GPUs confirmed

Marketing material and the features and technical specifications sheet for the Dell Precision 7740 workstation have apparently been leaked on the Chinese website Chiphell. The new information seems to match the details in document...
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

89% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

Now even more advanced than before. The Blade 15 is barely one year old and Razer is continuing to push it to the limits with new CPU, Wi-Fi, and display options. How much of a performance boost can this new 9th gen Intel and RTX 2080 Max-Q SKU offer over the last 8th gen Intel and RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Image via Apple.com

UltraFine to Ultra-rare: Apple seemingly removes LG UltraFine 5K display from its store

Apple has apparently delisted the LG UltraFine 5K Display from its online retail store. This could possibly mark the end of the product and might be a harbinger of Apple selling its own professional-grade monitor. Rumors are flyin...
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...
An up-to-date render of the Mate 30 Pro. (Source: QQ.com)

New Huawei Mate 30 Pro leak suggests it will retain square camera, get bigger screen

Up-to-date rumors point to successors for the Huawei Mate 20 line this year. The latest leak on one variant of this series states that it will have the perfectly square rear camera pioneered last year in this series. It will also ...
Logo via IBM.

THINK: A brief history of ThinkPads, from IBM to Lenovo

The ThinkPad line is one of the most renowned device families in the laptop world. Ever since its inception under IBM in 1992, the ThinkPad brand has seen its fair share of successes and failures. In this overview, we will take a brief look at the history of the storied brand.
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 ROG needs to step up its game on Thunderbolt 3

Asus ROG needs to step up its Thunderbolt 3 game

Asus is about to launch a handful of high-end gaming laptops retailing for $1500 up to even $2500. Unfortunately, the majority of these new releases will not integrate Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Meanwhile, MSI and Razer have been...
HP Spectre x360 13 with 4K UHD touchscreen and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $1050 (Image source: HP)

Deal | HP Spectre x360 13 with 4K UHD touchscreen and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $1050

Update: The original deal is back. The barely six-month old HP Spectre x360 13 convertible is now $500 USD off. If you were considering a Pavilion or Envy before, then we recommend looking into this flagship Spectre instead as it ...
Razer Core X Chroma eGPU includes what the original Core X should have had in the first place (Source: Razer)

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU includes what the original Core X should have had in the first place

If you thought last year's Core X external graphics dock was missing some of that Razer flair, you'd be right. The new Core X Chroma embellishes the eGPU with configurable LED lights that should feel instantly familiar to owners o...
ThinkPad T490s and X390: Brighter, more accurate and better contrast

ThinkPad T490s and X390: Brighter, more accurate and better contrast

We have first display measurements of the two new ThinkPads T490s and X390. Lenovo managed to improve the brightness as well as the color accuracy, but not everything is better.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Just arrived: ThinkPad T490s and X390 in review

Just arrived: ThinkPad T490s and X390 in review

The 2019 ThinkPad have been comparatively small refreshes so far, but now we get our hands on the first really new models. Lenovo wants to address two big issues with this generation: A bigger screen for the smallest X-ThinkPad and brighter panels for the T-series. Update: Panel-IDs added
VAIO releases A12 2-in-1 in Europe

VAIO releases A12 2-in-1 in Europe

The VAIO A12 is the latest convertible laptop from the Japanese OEM. The A12 offers a bevy of ports and decent specifications, but the high price (€2300/£2000) may be prohibitive to many consumers. The VAIO A12 is available in Eur...
Is this the new 10.5-inch iPad Air or the old 10.5-inch iPad Pro? Your guess is as good as ours. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Apple is becoming synonymous with boring

Apple used to be the tech company that led consumer technology design unchallenged. After a week of rehashed designs masquerading as, in at least one instance, “all new” product launches, the company feels like it is asleep at the...
It's possible to save nearly US$500 on the Dell XPS 15 with a Core i9-8950HK. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Save nearly US$300 on a Dell XPS 15 with i7-8750H and GTX 1050 Ti; almost US$500 off for i9 touch variant

Dell is having its semi-annual electronics sale at the moment, and there are massive savings on offer throughout the company’s extensive range of products. One of the most attractive deals is for a Dell XPS 15 laptop sporting an 8...
Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box with Dell XPS 13 9380 Review

Aorus RTX 2070 Gaming Box with Dell XPS 13 9380 Review

Ray-tracing for your Ultrabook. Gigabyte has outfitted its super-small external graphics dock with a mini GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card compatible with most Ultrabooks. Naturally, we run every benchmark we could to see how the Aorus eGPU solution compares against a traditional gaming laptop. The results are more variable than we had initially anticipated.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) | 13.3"
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 Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

88% HP Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

Six cores with stamina. The new HP Spectre x360 is an all-rounder that gets most things right. The convertible scores highly for its powerful hardware, backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, good battery life and its 2 TB SSD. The touchscreen supports the HP Tilt Pen too, which adds more functionality than many 15-inch convertibles have.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The USB 4.0 connectors are based on the current Thunderbolt 3 ones and will enable similar speeds for consumer devices starting 2H 2019. (Source: Intel)

USB 4.0 specs bring Thunderbolt 3 speeds to consumer devices

The USB Promoter Group has been collaborating with Intel in order to release the USB 4.0 standard based on the USB-C interface with Thunderbolt 3 support. The new USB ports will enable data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps and wil...
Schenker XMG Ultra 15 (i7-9700K, RTX 2070) Clevo P751TM1-G Laptop Review

87% Schenker XMG Ultra 15 (i7-9700K, RTX 2070) Clevo P751TM1-G Laptop Review

Maintainable high-end performer. Schenker's XMG Ultra 15 features powerful hardware capable of running all current games smoothly. In addition, it comes with extensive upgrade and maintenance options - including the possibility to swap both the CPU and GPU.
Intel Core i7-9700K | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.5 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
USB 3.2 brings high speed 20Gbps speeds and a confusing naming scheme. (Source: Google)

USB 3.2 will bring Thunderbolt 2-like speeds to desktops this year

The USB Implementers Forum has announced that the next generation of USB will be called USB 3.2. The new standard is capable of transferring data at 20Gbps, which puts it on a similar level to Intel’s Thunderbolt 2 technology firs...
A new, larger, MacBook Pro with a display at least 16-inches across is in the cards for 2019. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo spills the beans on Apple's 2019 product plans

Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most accurate analyst going around when it comes to Apple’s product plans, has spilled the beans on its entire 2019 product pipeline. Kuo’s latest investor note for TF International Securities includes det...
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
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...
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 ...
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 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...
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...
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...
Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Better display and slow processor. Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there was much speculation about the end of the series. Now, we get a completely redesigned model including a modern display. Is it an alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Pro 13 for many users, or is it somewhat redundant?
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
LG's latest Gram notebooks are among the lightest devices in their respective classes. (Source: LG)

LG will showcase the new Gram 17 and Gram 2-in-1 notebooks at CES

The Gram 17 notebook is probably one of the lightest notebooks in its class thanks to the lightweight aluminum chassis and the 15.6-inch frame, while the Gram 2-in-1 is LG's first take at a convertible notebook. Both models come e...
HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Compact gaming racer. The Omen 15 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte Full HD display. Hewlett-Packard uses a very responsive 144-Hz IPS panel here, and the rest of the equipment is also all right: NVMe SSD, 32 GB of working memory, Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The more affordable Frost Canyon X NUCs are scheduled for a Q3 2019 release, while the premium Ghost Canyon X models will not be available before the start of 2020.  (Source: Intel)

Intel hints at Ghost Canyon X NUCs with 8-core i9 H-series CPUs

Intel is planning to release refreshed NUC kits in 2019. A couple of leaked slides reveal that there will be a premium lineup (Ghost Canyon X) with 45 W CPUs that can get up to 8 cores and 16 threads, plus three more affordable fa...
Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

86% Eurocom Tornado F7W (i9-9900K, Quadro P5200) Workstation Review

Core i9-9900K and Quadro P5200 in one laptop. For about $5000+ USD, professional users can get what is essentially a high-end desktop wrapped in a 17.3-inch chassis. Performance is indubitably fast, but not as fast as it could have been in regards to the CPU.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA Quadro P5200 | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

The 4.9 mm bezels are 60 percent thinner than the last generation with a "retina-shattering" 13.3-inch 4K UHD display. Razer is promising 100 percent sRGB coverage, Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, and optional full-power GeForce MX150 graphi...
HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

Timeless leather. HP is putting a new spin on laptop convertibles inspired by antique cameras and wristwatches. The one-of-a-kind leather design is both premium and classic, but its size, weight, and features fall a bit short compared to the sleek and modern metal Ultrabook.
Intel Core i7-8500Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition

82% Acer Switch 7 Black Edition (i7-8550U, MX150) Convertible Review

2 in 1 with an MX150. Acer’s flagship convertible, the Switch 7 Black Edition, offers powerful hardware and an innovative fanless cooling solution. Both the Intel Core i7-8550U and the Nvidia GeForce MX150 are cooled without any fans. You can learn how well this works out in everyday life by reading our review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.5" | 1.6 kg
MSI P65 8RF - Creator

87% MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device seems to keep its word, and a hexa-core CPU and GTX 1070 are great for much more than just working.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg

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