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Lenovo ThinkPad E485 / E585: Affordable Ryzen Mobile ThinkPads to be released in April

Lenovo ThinkPad E485 / E585: Affordable Ryzen Mobile ThinkPads to be released in April

The PC manufacturer Lenovo has two new affordable ThinkPad laptops in their release schedule. ThinkPad E485 and E585 are affordable business laptops based on the Intel models ThinkPad E480 and E580.
Intel's 5G modems will be included in select HP, Lenovo, Dell and Microsoft laptops. (Source: Intel)

5G laptops to arrive by 2019 thanks to Intel/HP/Lenovo/Dell partnership

Previously scheduled for 2020 adoption, 5G networks could come as soon as 2019, at least for the US and Chinese regions, thanks to a partnership made by Intel with the most important laptop OEMs.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB (i5-7200U, 920MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Lenovo IdeaPad 320s-14IKB (i5-7200U, 920MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Well-made. Lenovo’s 14-incher comes equipped with a Core i5 processor, a fast SSD, a matte IPS-based screen and a dedicated GeForce 920MX graphics card in the rare configuration with GDDR5 video memory.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920MX | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7,) Laptop Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7,) Laptop Review

Great display, but high temperatures - Live review. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: Comparison with 2018 ThinkPads, connectivity, docking, outdoor, fan, temperatures, battery runtime
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 17-5770-0357 (8250U, SSD, HDD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Dell Inspiron 17-5770-0357 (8250U, SSD, HDD, FHD) Laptop Review

A multimedia device with flaws. The Inspiron 17 is based on Intel's most recent generation of processors. However, customers should pay attention to the configuration because the versatility of a multimedia device is very limited without a dedicated graphics card.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Asus NovaGo Windows notebook with Snapdragon 835 SoC

First Windows 10 on ARM PCs to hit stores by the end of March

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Android flagships have been around for a while, and soon we will also be able to purchase notebooks and 2-in-1 convertible tablets that use the same processor. Big brands like Lenovo, HP, and Asus a...
Slim, small, light. The Spectre i7-8550U.

87% HP Spectre 13-af033 (i7-8550U, FHD) Laptop Review

Its design, its name, its feel. The Spectre attracts attention wherever it goes - that part already worked last year. The new model features an Intel Core upgrade to the i7-8550U and its design has received a final polish. Will the Spectre impress us as much as it did last year?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

We examine the top 10 laptops users are actually buying to see how they may differ from what we believe are the best and most recommendable.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

84% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

4K overkill. We check out the popular 15.6-inch mainstream gaming notebook from Dell for a third time in yet another configuration. As impressive as the GTX 1060 Max-Q may be, it just isn't the best GPU for 4K gaming.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA (i7-8550, GeForce MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

88% ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA (i7-8550, GeForce MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Powerful long runner. The ZenBook 13 does not lack in power. ASUS have equipped the slim Ultrabook with a quad-core processor and a dedicated graphics card. Coupled with that is a quick SSD, long battery life and a good display. Nevertheless, the seemingly successful ZenBook draws some criticism.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

My kingdom for a role-playing game. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was originally financed through Kickstarter and is an extremely ambitious Open World RPG. Will the medieval graphics look good, or suffer from performance problems? Find out in this benchmark article.
Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PA71HS-G) Laptop Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PA71HS-G) Laptop Review

The best of both worlds. While most people have to choose between a gaming notebook that supports either G-Sync (smooth image) or Optimus (longer battery life), the XMG Pro 17 supports both Nvidia technologies at the same time. You can find out in our review what else the 17-incher has to offer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop

First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop

New revision. Lenovo equips the ThinkPad T480s with a new chassis and closes the gap towards its own ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Intel's latest quad-core processors are obviously included as well. We already checked one of the first systems with the high-resolution WQHD IPS panel.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The Coffee Lake-U series is bound to be officially unveiled in the coming weeks. (Source: Intel)

Intel Coffee Lake-U Core i5-8269U CPU specs leaked in SiSoftware Sandra

The test result for the unannounced i5-8269U ultra-low voltage CPU were added to the online benchmark archive on February 16. Compared to the i5-8350U, the i5-8269U has a higher base clock, but the boost clock was not yet revealed...
Schenker Technologies Key 15 (Clevo P955HP6) Laptop Review

84% Schenker Technologies Key 15 (Clevo P955HP6) Laptop Review

Sexy Beast. A lot of performance in a stylish and compact case: Schenker Technologies aims to achieve all that with the brand new Key 15. Find out in our test, how the 15-incher fares against its main competitor from Gigabyte, the Aero 15.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook Review

86% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook Review

ZenBook Crash Deluxe. Bad luck: Asus released its latest rather ambitious subnotebook, and the marketing campaign is in full swing. And then we receive a lemon - a defective unit with a strong disposition for blue screens. While we are working hard trying to get our hands on a working unit we did not feel like keeping our hitherto existing findings from you, our readers.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
HP Omen X 17 (7820HK, GTX 1080, 120 Hz FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP Omen X 17 (7820HK, GTX 1080, 120 Hz FHD) Laptop Review

X marks the spot. HP has unleashed a beast in the form of the HP Omen X 17. With a high-refresh rate panel, an overclockable Core i7 CPU, and the most powerful mobile GPU currently on the market, does the Omen X 17 have the "X factor" it needs to stand apart from the crowd, or is it just white noise in a highly competitive performance tier?
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKBRN (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

The familiar problems remain. The 15.6-inch device from Lenovo has been given a good performance upgrade. The new quad-core processor is fast and works well together with the dedicated graphics card. But the biggest headache remains - the ThinkPad's low-quality screen. The battery runtimes are also rather disappointing.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The new devices will feature Samsung's "Metal12," a lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy. (Source: Pocketnow)

New Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) gets US release date and price tag

Samsung fans in the USA will be able to choose from three new devices (with multiple configurations) from February 18. It will be possible to buy either the Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen or Notebook 7 Spin (2018) directly from...
The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio. Updated January 2018.
Asus VivoBook E12 E203NA (N3350, HD) Laptop Review

80% Asus VivoBook E12 E203NA (N3350, HD) Laptop Review

Lightweight. The VivoBook E12 can score with its noiselessness and long battery runtime. At a weight of around one kilogram, it is one of the lightest of its kind.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 11.6" | 992 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

February 2018 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Leaked Intel roadmap hints at new hexa-core laptop CPU

According to an alleged leaked CPU roadmap for 2018, Intel may be releasing the Core i7-8550H and Core i5-8400H. The Coffee Lake CPUs are designed for laptops, but the i7 is unique; it features 6 cores and 12 threads.
Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA (i7-7100U, HD620) Laptop Review

73% Asus VivoBook 17 X705UA (i7-7100U, HD620) Laptop Review

Big laptop, small price. The VivoBook 17 X705UA from Asus can be had for 500 Euros ($620). For this price, the manufacturer promises a lot of internal storage space, heaps of performance and a great design. In our review, we take the lowest-priced version to the task to see how well these promises hold up under scrutiny.
Intel Core i3-7100U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 17.3" | 2.1 kg
Ampere could be the gaming-oriented GPU, while Turing could be the chip dedicated to cryptomining. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's next gen GPUs powered by Turing chips to launch next month

This is not a rumor, as the information comes straight from the reputable news agency Reuters. It is still unclear if Turing is the previously rumored Ampere GPU, or Nvidia decided to separate the dedicated cryptomining hardware (...
The Panasonic Let’s Note CF-SV7 is a bit on the thick side with all the high-end specs and options. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic launches 12-inch Let's Note laptop with Intel gen 8 CPUs

The CF-SV7 packs quite the specs for a mere 12-incheer: up to i7-8650U, up to 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM, SATA + NVMe storage combo, optical drive, and even optional specs like a 4G LTE modem. Prices are on the spicy side, but the models ar...
Will the Elitebook 1040 G4 (pictured here) be succeeded by a convertible?

Leak: HP plans new 14- & 15.6-inch Elitebook premium convertibles – with Coffee Lake Hexa Core CPUs?

All PC manufacturers are eagerly awaiting the release of the upcoming mobile Hexa-Core processors from Intel (codename: Coffee Lake). According to a leaked internal document, HP may be working on new Elitebook convertible laptops ...
HP had 24.3% notebook market share in 2017. (Source: HP)

164.7 million notebooks were shipped in 2017

A report created by research company TrendForce has revealed a total of 164.7 million notebooks were shipped in 2017. This compares to 161.2 million units shipped in 2016 and a forecast of 163.8 million units expected to be shippe...
The i3-8130U is expected to be announced some time in Febaruary. (Source: Intel)

Update: Now Official | Intel i3-8130U mobile CPU specs get leaked

The unannounced i3-8130U will come as an answer to AMD's entry-level Ryzen 2000U series and is said to feature impressive 3.4 GHz turbo frequencies.
The Zenbook 13 UX331UN is only 0.5-inch thick and weighs 2.5 lbs. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches sub-US$1,000 Zenbook 13 with Intel i5-8250U and GeForce MX150

The affordable ultrabook from Asus is powered by Intel's Kaby Lake-R i5-8250U CPU coupled with 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and the GeForce MX150 GPU. It also comes with 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM, a 256 GB SATA3 SSD and 13.3-inch FHD IPS touchscreen.
Fujitsu: Battery recall for some Lifebook and Celsius laptops

Fujitsu: Battery recall for some Lifebook and Celsius laptops

The Japanese PC-manufacturer Fujitsu has announced a recall for some laptop batteries used in older Lifebook and Celsius laptops. As in many past cases, fire hazard is the reason for this recall.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro (i7-8550U) Laptop Review

86% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro (i7-8550U) Laptop Review

The Chinese original. Xiaomi notebooks are still considered a rarity in Europe and have to be imported from Asia. Not having the opportunity of looking at the device beforehand at your trusted local store, plus the additional effort of making warranty claims etc., makes it all the more important to read reviews of imported products before making your final decision. Notebookcheck has therefore decided that after reviewing the Intel Core i5-8250U version, we will now also take a look at the model with the stronger Intel Core i7-8550U. In this review, we have focused mainly on the device's performance and its differences to the other model that we have already tested.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2 kg
KDE Slimbook II (KDE II) notebook (Source: Slimbook)

KDE Slimbook II Linux laptops receive Kaby Lake i5 and i7 processors

The Spanish-made KDE Slimbook II notebook is now available starting around US$855. When compared to the first generation, the list of upgrades includes DDR4 memory, Kaby Lake processors, a 1 TB SSD option, an improved WiFi antenna...
Eurocom Sky X4C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080, Clevo P751TM1-G) Laptop Review

86% Eurocom Sky X4C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080, Clevo P751TM1-G) Laptop Review

Desktop in disguise. Our latest Eurocom system returns the highest PCMark 10 score in our database at 6620 points. Its removable GTX 1080 GPU and LGA 1151 Coffee Lake CPU give the system longer legs than most gaming notebooks.
Intel Core i7-8700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

February 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

PowerBook. Apple's MacBook Pro 15 offers very high performance. But the world of Windows also has several interesting devices to offer in the area of high-performance 15-inch notebooks. Read on to find out more about our top competitors for Apple's high-end laptop. Updated January 2018.
Ampere is rumored to be a gaming-optimized version of Volta. (Source: Nvidia)

Rumor | NVIDIA GTX 2000 series powered by Ampere GA104 chips launching this April

Latest rumors claim that current gen Pascal GPUs have already been discontinued and the GTX 2000 family is not powered by Volta chips, but by Ampere ones.
Last year's Vaio S13 is finally coming to North America this month for $1200 USD (Source: Vaio)

Last year's Vaio S13 is finally coming to North America this month for $1200 USD

The notebook will be priced competitively against the latest XPS 13, Spectre 13, and Yoga series of thin-and-light ultraportables.
The tablet and the detachable keyboard each have a battery of their own, and the combined energy may provide up to 17 hours of continuous operation. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic updates detachable 2-in-1 Toughbook CF-20 with Intel gen 7 vPro CPUs

The CF-20 comes with a detachable backlit keyboard and military grade casing for outdoors use. The tablet part features a 10.1-inch touchscreen and an upgraded i5-7Y57 CPU coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1866 RAM.
The new ZBook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter. (Source: HP)

HP refreshes ZBook series with 14u and 15u models

The updated Zbook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter than previous models, but also pack more powerful specs like quad-core gen 8 Intel CPUs up to i7-8650U, AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 2 TB ...
Alienware 13 R3 (FHD, i5, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

87% Alienware 13 R3 (FHD, i5, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

A compact entry-level powerhouse. For those who seek a 13-inch gaming notebook, there is practically no alternative other than the Alienware 13 R3. Nevertheless, our review device will still compete with other gaming laptops. At the same time, we compare the performance of different hardware variants in our review update for the 3rd generation of the Alienware 13.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 13.3" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13IKB (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13IKB (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

Ultra-mobile office performance. Lenovo calls the new IdeaPad 720s an "extremely high-performance and stylish power package." Even though we would not quite call it that, the performance is still impressive for a notebook that is only 13 mm (~0.51 in) thin. We found out in our test report what exactly you can expect from the 720s in its various configurations.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Final Fantasy XV Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Final Fantasy XV Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Heavyweight. Final Fantasy XV is due for release on PC next month, after console owners have been enjoying the open-world roleplaying game since the end of 2016. In the meantime, Square Enix have released a benchmarking tool as a way to shorten the wait for fans of the series.
Enjoy the world's most bubbly cup of coffee while you use your Elitebook 800. (Source: HP)

The HP Elitebook 800 brings more screen real-estate without packing on the pounds

HP has announced upgrades for the top-selling Elitebook 800 series, with the 830 G5, 840 G5, and 850 G5. Side bezels have been shrunk on all three, with the 12.5-inch model now getting a 13.3-inch screen in the same body size. All...
Samsung could be upping the ante when it comes to bezel-less designs on laptops. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung patents a laptop design with almost zero bezels

The WIPO has published a Samsung patent that shows off an almost zero bezel design for its notebook. The patent, however, seems to be an ornamental one as no functionalities are described.
Loose screws: Partial recall of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017

Loose screws: Partial recall of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017

The Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo has issued a partial recall of its flagship ThinkPad today. The reason for this recall: A potentially loose screw, which might damage the battery.
The LF Gram 15Z980 weighs only 2.41 lbs thanks to its Nano Carbon and magnesium chassis. (Source: LG)

Lightweight LG Gram 15Z980 15-inch notebook powered by Intel i7-8550U now available

The Gram 15Z980 is among the lightest 15-inchers on the market right now, and, despite its weight, it still integrates powerful features like the Intel gen 8 i7-8550U CPU coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2400 and two 512 GB M.2 SATA SSD...
Our first Ryzen 5 laptop is 50 percent faster than the common Core i7-7700HQ

Our first Ryzen 5 1600 laptop is 50 percent faster than the common Core i7-7700HQ

The Ryzen 5 CPU is already available on desktops, but its implementation onto notebooks appears to have no major performance deficits.
Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 5 1600, Radeon RX 580, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 5 1600, Radeon RX 580, FHD) Laptop Review

Very power-hungry. The Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC can run all the latest games smoothly on its matte screen. The laptop comes equipped with a Ryzen 5 1600 hexa-core processor, a Radeon RX 580 GPU and a hybrid drive. This entry-level model forgoes an SSD.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg

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