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MacBook Pro 13 2020 in Review: Apple's subnotebook only gets the mandatory update

92% MacBook Pro 13 2020 in Review: Apple's subnotebook only gets the mandatory update

No innovation, but still very good. Apple refreshes its 13-inch MacBook Pro with a new keyboard, but the other changes are minor. You get new processors, but only the performance of the integrated graphics adapter has improved.
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:48:00 +0200
GTA 5 clearly runs at a playable rate on the GPD Win Max. (Image source: GPD)

GTA 5 runs as slick as a whistle on the GPD Win Max as Indiegogo total for the new handheld game console tops US$2 million

The GPD Win Max handheld game console has already managed to attract over US$2 million in funding on Indiegogo and there is still 32 days of its crowdfunding campaign left. But when you see how well games like GTA 5 run on the min...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 30 May 2020 22:43:00 +0200
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5 Review: Now Even More Like a MacBook Pro

87% Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5 Review: Now Even More Like a MacBook Pro

A breath of fresh air. This is the biggest XPS 15 refresh since 2016, but is it everything XPS fans have wanted? Of course not — die-hard fans will always find something to complain about. For everyone else, the significant gen-to-gen improvements and new 16:10 display all help make the system more comfortable to use than ever before.
Intel Core i5-10300H | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 29 May 2020 10:01:00 +0200
New HP EliteBook 800 & 805 G7 business laptops adopt AMD Ryzen 4000 & Intel Comet Lake

New HP EliteBook 800 & 805 G7 business laptops adopt AMD Ryzen 4000 & Intel Comet Lake

As the last of the "big three", HP has announced its new 2020 business laptop lineup. The new Elitebook 800 G7 series brings a fresh design as well as new Intel Comet Lake processors - and AMD Ryzen 4000.
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:00 +0200
MicroUSB, like an old and trusted friend

What's the difference between USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, and HDMI 2.1?

Making sense of modern connectivity protocols: There's a jungle of features and restrictions that apply to various versions of popular standards used by millions of people. Here's how to tell which USB, Bluetooth, and HDMI-enabled electronics are capable of what.
Christopher Thomas, Mon, 25 May 2020 03:46:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Pro 13

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 has arrived: Ice Lake only improves GPU performance, would AMD's Ryzen be the better choice?

The new MacBook Pro 13 has arrived in our office. The new Ice Lake processor is pretty much identical to the predecessor in term of performance, only the integrated GPU is a bit faster. Is the switch to AMD long overdue?
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 22 May 2020 17:12:00 +0200
Will the Clevo chassis keep the i9-10900K beast cool enough? (Image Source: Origin PC)

Origin PC adds Intel i9-10900K desktop-grade CPU options to its New EON17-X and NS-17 laptops

We've been hearing that the i9-10900K needs really good water cooling solutions, so the inclusion of suck chips inside Origin PC's latest EON17-X and NS-17 models is quite the bold endeavor. The powerful CPUs can be coupled with a...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 May 2020 15:45:00 +0200
The GPD Win Max handheld console can utilize Iris Plus 940 Graphics from Intel. (Image source: @softwincn)

GPD Win Max crowdfunding goes insanely gangbusters by raking in over 3,000% of its flexible goal within hours of starting

Crowdfunding for the GPD Win Max handheld game console has started on Indiegogo and the campaign has already managed over 3,000% of its flexible goal in less than a day. The powerful mini laptop is capable of playing AAA games and...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 18 May 2020 09:40:00 +0200
MacBook Air 2020

The entry-level Apple MacBook Air is the better choice for many users

Apple's 2020 MacBook Air is the first Air with optional quad-core processors, which should increase the performance significantly, at least in theory. However, ...
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 17 May 2020 21:47:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Is the Core i3 the better choice?

90% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Is the Core i3 the better choice?

Slower and quieter. Apple equips the entry-level SKU of the MacBook Air with a dual-core processor, but is the performance still sufficient in 2020? Or should you get a configuration with a quad-core CPU? And: What are the effects on the temperatures and the fan noise?
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 14 May 2020 22:51:00 +0200
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8th gen. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo releases the 8th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon to the German market

Lenovo introduced the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbons with up to 10th-gen Intel Core i7s at CES 2020; however, they have not been available in some regions thus far, Germany included. This has now been addressed on the OEM's webstore.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 11 May 2020 23:52:00 +0200
The Asus StudioBook Pro 17 offers plenty of performance, but is hampered by some details

The Asus StudioBook Pro 17 offers plenty of performance, but is hampered by some details

Asus' new mobile workstation from the new ProArt series is designed for professional users and content creators, but is hardly a bargain at almost 4000 Euros. I...
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 17" | 2.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 10 May 2020 21:46:00 +0200
MacBook Air 2020

The Apple MacBook Air 2020 is 30% brighter when you use Windows

During our tests with the new 2020 Apple MacBook Air, we noticed that the display is around 30% brighter when you use Windows. But how is that possible?
Intel Core i3-1000NG4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 09 May 2020 22:56:00 +0200
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Review: The mobile workstation is hampered by small things

86% Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Review: The mobile workstation is hampered by small things

Needs some fine-tuning. The new ProArt product line from Asus is specifically designed for content creators and includes notebooks, desktops, and special displays. We review the 17-inch StudioBook Pro 17 with Core i7 CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 Studio Max-Q GPU. The slim workstation is convincing in many respects, but the devil is in the details.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 17" | 2.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 07 May 2020 21:34:00 +0200
The Asus Zephyrus M lineup offers some of the slimmest gaming laptops on the market. (Image Source: Icecat)

ASUS to refresh ROG Zephyrus M slim gaming laptops with Intel Comet Lake-H CPUs

Even though Asus has not yet announced this, the slim Zephyrus M gaming laptops will get updated with Comet Lake-H CPUs as suggested by a product description spotted in the Icecat database. The upgraded models will most likely com...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 May 2020 15:58:00 +0200
The new MEG Trident X 10th are only slightly larger than a console. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI announces MEG Trident X 10th compact desktop gaming systems with Comet Lake-S CPUs

MSI is updating the high-end Trident X lineup of slim gaming desktops with CPU options like the i7-10700K(F) and i9-10900K. Users can also choose among RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Ti GPUs, 32 and 64 GB of RAM and may opt for a 1 T...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 May 2020 15:30:00 +0200
The XMG Ultra 17 M20 supports CPU TDPs of up to 125 W and GPU TGPs of up to 200 W. (Image Source: Bestware)

Schenker crams desktop-grade Intel Comet Lake-S Core i9-10900K CPU and Nvidia RTX 2080 Super GPU into XMG Ultra 17 M20 laptops

The new XMG Ultra 17 M20 desktop-replacement systems integrate an advanced cooling system that filters dust particles from heatsinks and allows for CPU TDPs of up to 125 W, with GPU TGPs of up to 200 W. Such processing power requi...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 01 May 2020 14:02:00 +0200
Could AMD entirely skip 2021? (Image Source: AMD)

Leaked roadmap suggests AMD Zen 4 desktop CPUs with DDR5 support may only launch in 2022, no relevant AMD CPU launches planned for 2021?

The roadmap leaked by a trusted source close to GamersNexus shows how AMD may skip 2021 entirely and launch the Zen 4 desktop CPUs along with the Zen 3 APUs in 2022 with support for DDR5 RAM and USB 4.0, citing the current uncert...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:43:00 +0200
The GPD Win Max crowdfunding campaign starts on May 18. (Image source: @softwincn)

Updated | GPD Win Max price set at US$779 for its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that starts on May 18

Early backers of the GPD Win Max handheld PC during its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will be able to secure one of the mini gaming laptops for US$779. The Win Max features an Intel Ice Lake processor and comes with a built-in g...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:54:00 +0200
The GPD Win Max comes with a 512 GB SSD and offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. (Image source: @softwincn)

GPD Win Max pre-sale price for Chinese market leaked: 4,999 yuan (US$706) for a handheld gaming computer with Thunderbolt 3 and quad-core Ice Lake processor

The alleged pre-sale price and post “early bird” deal price for the GPD Win Max handheld computer have been leaked ahead of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The prices, which are for the Chinese market, are mentioned as 4,999 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 13:10:00 +0200
ADATA launches XPG XENIA gaming laptop, but we already reviewed it last year (Source: ADATA)

ADATA debuts its first XPG XENIA gaming laptop, but we already reviewed the system last year

The 15.6-inch XPG XENIA will be the first gaming laptop from ADATA. Upon closer inspection, however, the system will be using the same chassis design that Intel launched back in mid 2019.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:00:00 +0200
The 17-inch Precision 5750 laptop gets a slimmer and smaller chassis. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell's 17-inch Precision 5750 mobile workstation and similar XPS 17 9700 gaming model get leaked specs

The official Dell slides leaked on reddit confirm the slimmer and smaller chassis on the Precision 5750, as the mobile workstation will be fitted with 92% display/body ratio IGZO screens. Specs include Comet Lake-H or Xeon CPUs wi...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:33:00 +0200
Despite all the security features and military-grade durability, the updated Portégé X models remain slim and light.  (Image Source: Dynabook)

Dynabook updates Portégé X business laptop lineup with Intel's 10th gen CPUs

The latest Portégé X slim and light business laptops come with a host of improved security features along with upgrades like the Intel gen 10 Comet Lake-H CPUs, Wi-Fi 6 support, Sharp IGZO displays, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:06:00 +0200
GPD is preparing the Win Max handheld console for its crowdfunding campaign. (Image source: @softwincn)

GPD starts Win Max handheld console assembly: Price coming later this month; campaign begins in May

GPD has been slowly drip-feeding general information and technical details about the upcoming Win Max handheld console lately. Images of the device’s motherboard have just been posted online and somewhat scant updates in regard to...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 10:05:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen Core i7 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X1 Carbon in Disguise

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen Core i7 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X1 Carbon in Disguise

Business convertible for both homes and offices alike. If the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga C940 had a baby, it would be the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. This convertible takes the best of the professional ThinkPad X1 Carbon and wraps it in a chassis inspired by the consumer-centric Yoga series for strong first impressions.
Intel Core i7-10510U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 14 Apr 2020 06:46:00 +0200
MacBook Air 2020: Why does Apple sabotage the Air?

MacBook Air 2020: Why does Apple sabotage the Air?

The new Apple MacBook Air 2020 was supposed to deal with two major issues of the popular subnotebook by implementing a new keyboard and the choice of more power...
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 12 Apr 2020 19:25:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T14, T14s & X13: AMD Ryzen 4000 versions do not feature Thunderbolt after all

Lenovo ThinkPad T14, T14s & X13: AMD Ryzen 4000 versions do not feature Thunderbolt after all

When Lenovo announced the new 2020 ThinkPad lineup in late February, the addition of Thunderbolt 3 to the AMD versions of the new ThinkPad T14, ThinkPad T14s and ThinkPad X13 was big news. Two months later and close to the release...
Benjamin Herzig, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:12:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No

88% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No

Missed opportunity - or on purpose? The new 2020 MacBook Air is better thanks to an improved keyboard as well as more powerful CPUs. Many reviews even say it is the best MacBook you can get right now. If you have a closer look, however, you will still see the big problem with the performance and the cooling solution. Apple definitely missed an opportunity here.
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:22:00 +0200
HP's Elite Dragonfly is a very good business convertible

HP's Elite Dragonfly is a very good business convertible

The lightweight Elite Dragonfly from HP is primarily designed for mobile users looking for a light device without sacrificing familiar security features from th...
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:28:00 +0200
HP Elite Dragonfly Business-Convertible Review: Lighter than 1 kg only with the smaller battery

90% HP Elite Dragonfly Business-Convertible Review: Lighter than 1 kg only with the smaller battery

A real EliteBook? HP introduced the Elite Dragonfly as a convertible with a weight of under 1 kg (~2.2 pounds). But is the light business convertible really a full-fledged EliteBook, or is it a reduced version that is primarily supposed to look good on a desk? We review the premium convertible with the bigger 4-cell battery, which increases the weight to more than 1.1 kg (~2.4 pounds).
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:27:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review: Convertible workstation for creative professionals

Acer's creative tool has left us with a good impression - Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review

Acer's 17.3-inch workstation shines with a lot of processing power, a 4K touchscreen display with an included Wacom digital pen and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The co...
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:30:00 +0200
Like Renoir-H, Intel Comet Lake-H will lack an integrated Thunderbolt 3 controller (Image source: Intel)

Like Renoir-H, Intel Comet Lake-H will lack an integrated Thunderbolt 3 controller

Intel has detailed its next-gen Core H-series for gaming laptops with SKUs ranging from the quad-core Core i5-10300H to the hexa-core Core i7-10750H and the octa-core Core i9-10980HK. At its heart, however, Comet Lake-H will look ...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:02:00 +0200
The new 2020 MacBook Air Core i5 has arrived: Faster CPU, but still way too loud

The new 2020 MacBook Air Core i5 has arrived: Faster CPU, but still way too loud

After the upgrade to the much improved Retina screen, Apple now takes care of two more problems of the MacBook Air with the latest 2020 model. The heavily criticized Butterfly keyboard is replaced with a conventional input and custom Intel processors are supposed to improve the performance. But does it work?
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Klaus Hinum, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:34:00 +0200
PSA: Update your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon BIOS or recharging can take almost 6 full hours

PSA: Update your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon BIOS or be prepared to wait 6 hours for a full charge

The latest BIOS and Thunderbolt firmware update as of March 2 fixes the battery recharge rate of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. If purchasing a unit from a reseller, t...
Intel Core i7-10510U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:29:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 9 Pro in Review: Workstation convertible for creative professionals

86% Acer ConceptD 9 Pro in Review: Workstation convertible for creative professionals

Heavyweight. Acer's 17.3-inch workstation shines with a lot of performance, a 4K touchscreen display with an included Wacom stylus, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The configuration is excellent otherwise as well: 32 GB of RAM, 16 GB of VRAM, NVMe SSD (1 TB).
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:28:00 +0200
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7 Laptop Review: New Chassis Design is More Exciting than the New CPU

89% Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7 Laptop Review: New Chassis Design is More Exciting than the New CPU

Once you go 16:10, you can't go back. Apple has been championing the 16:10 display for years across its MacBook family. It's about time for a Windows maker to offer the same larger aspect ratio that both home and office users can appreciate.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.4" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:37:00 +0100
The new Dell XPS 13 9300 is a great subnotebook, but which components make sense?

The new Dell XPS 13 9300 is a great subnotebook, but which components make sense?

The 2020 version of the compact Dell XPS 13 is once again a very good subnotebook and we were quite impressed with it. After our review of the entry-level spec, many users probably wonder what configuration to get. We have a look at the available options.
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.4" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:24:00 +0100
Dell XPS 13 9300 Laptop Review – Smaller, but slower CPU

89% Dell XPS 13 9300 Laptop Review – Smaller, but slower CPU

16:10 is back! Displays with 16:10 aspect ratios were mostly reserved for Apple laptops the last couple of years, but Dell now returns to this format with the brand-new XPS 13 9300. How does the entry-level version of the new XPS 13 9300 perform? Read our review below to find out.
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.4" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:35:00 +0100
The Mac mini (2020) gets double the SSD storage as the sole upgrade for the time being. (Source: Apple)

Apple quietly upgrades the Mac mini with double the storage

Amid all the fuss surrounding the launch of the new iPad Pro range and MacBook Air, Apple also gave the Mac mini a surprise boost. Although the CPUs and RAM configurations remain the same, it has doubled the standard storage at no...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:36:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. (Source: Samsung)

US pricing for the QLED Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is leaked; release seems imminent

The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion raised some interest at SDC19 and CES 2020 as it purported to offer a QLED display in a more mid-range laptop. However, nothing had been heard about it in the US since then. Now, a listing with a USD pr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:29:00 +0100
Last year's flagship Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible with Core i7 CPU, 12 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is now just $900 USD (Image source: eBay)

Deal | Last year's Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible flagship with Core i7 CPU, 12 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is now just $900 USD

It looks like Lenovo is clearing stock of its last generation Yoga C930 2-in-1. If you have no use for the improved GPU potential of the Intel 10th gen Ice Lake series, then the 8th gen Kaby Lake-R series will be just fine.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 23:44:00 +0100
The GPD Win Max has been in development since early 2019. (Image source: Liliputing)

GPD Win Max full specs revealed: Thunderbolt 3, backlit keyboard, and an 8-inch landscape screen to tempt handheld PC fans

The full specifications for the GPD Win Max handheld computer have been published online. The gaming device features the Ice Lake Intel Core i5-1035G7 and 16 GB of LPDDR4 RAM @3733 MHz. However, it is details such as the backlit Q...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 09:53:00 +0100
Dell XPS 13 9300 with bright 16:10 display, but disappointing CPU performance

Dell XPS 13 9300 with bright 16:10 display, but disappointing CPU performance

We just received the entry-level spec SKU of the brand-new Dell XPS 13 9300. The highlight is the return of the 16:10 display, but the processor performance is worse compared to the previous model. Update: Ultra-Performance mode does not improve CPU performance
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.4" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 07 Mar 2020 13:45:00 +0100
The Eve V is going on sale for the last time. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve V: a final sale event has been announced for this "Surface alternative"

Eve will launch its "last chance" to buy its first crowd-designed tablet, the V, soon. The company will sell the core i7, 16GB RAM variant of this product at less than US$800 on this date. However, the actual delivery of the same ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 22 Feb 2020 17:31:00 +0100
The side rear view of the Animaionic Maximus showing three GPUs, three TB3, intake fan, and 1250 W PSU (Source: Animaionic)

Animaionic Maximus: An upcoming Thunderbolt 3 dock supporting triple graphics cards for Mac

The Animaionic Maximus is an external dock allowing up to three graphics cards or other expansion cards, designed to help close the gap between the Apple Mac Pro and their (slightly) more affordable options.
Craig Ward, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 03:59:00 +0100
The less expensive MacBook Pro 13 is the better choice

The less expensive MacBook Pro 13 is the better choice

With the upgrade to the quad-core processor and the Touch Bar, both versions of the MacBook Pro 13 are closer than ever. There are still differences, but the mo...
Intel Core i5-8257U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:32:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019: Entry-Level Pro with Touch Bar in review

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019: Entry-Level Pro with Touch Bar in review

Now with quad-core and Touch Bar. Apple unifies the MacBook Pro 13 and equips the entry-level model with a Touch Bar as well as a fast quad-core processor. There are still big differences inside the case, which has an effect on the performance. Is the less expensive model still the better choice?
Intel Core i5-8257U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:58:00 +0100
The MacBook Air appears pretty outdated

The MacBook Air appears pretty outdated

The MacBook Air is a well-known brand, so it makes sense for Apple to offer corresponding devices. However, both the performance and connectivity fall behind the competition, and Apple's own MacBook Pro 13 is a better alternative.
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 14:49:00 +0100
The Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 is not outdated yet

The Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 is not outdated yet

Many retailers still sell the 2019 MacBook Pro 15, even after the launch of the new MacBook Pro 16. You can often get big discounts, so is the MBP 15 still a good choice, and which components should you take?
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:21:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 in review: Still a very good multimedia laptop in 2020?

89% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 in review: Still a very good multimedia laptop in 2020?

Is the expensive Core i9 worth it? The MacBook Pro 15 2019 is also available with the Intel Core i9-9980HK. However, the cooling system is already at its limits with the smaller processors, so the upgrade is hardly worth it. The GPU upgrade to the Radeon Pro Vega 20 from AMD on the other hand makes more sense.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:04:00 +0100

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