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Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time

Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time

June 21, 2017 update: Gearbest is celebrating the launch of the super-thin Chuwi netbook with another promotion for only the first 100 customers.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

Early update. Apple already updates the MacBook Pro 13 after around 8 months. Modern Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs are supposed to provide more performance. But did the manufacturer fix some issues of the predecessor?
Update: Input devices, color accuracy, PWM, gaming performance & power consumption
Intel Core i5-7267U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The MB16AC ZenScreen can detect orientation of the display and rotate it accordingly. (Source: Tech Radar)

The Asus ZenScreen is a USB-powered 15.6-inch monitor you can take with you anywhere

Asus's ZenScreen MB16AC portable USB-powered monitors go on sale today, but they seem to be in short supply.
MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
Intel Core i7-7920HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
Image Source: Intel

Intel's Cannonlake may be coming to Chromebooks

Intel's upcoming 10 nm CPUs may make an appearance in Chrome devices, according to a new commit found in the Chromium development repositories.
The ThinkPad 701c is one of the most sought-after models for collectors. (Source: Tech Radar)

ThinkPads have accomplished a lot in 25 years

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad lineup with an event in New York City. Let's take a look at a few of the product line's accomplishments over the years.
As the name suggests, the Zenbook 3 Deluxe looks to refine the overall Zenbook package with the same sharp design. (Source: ASUS)

Zenbook 3 Deluxe now available from ASUS

Appearing at CES and again at Computex earlier this year, ASUS has begun the sale of the aptly named Zenbook 3 Deluxe. The core i7 version of this ultra-portable device is available for $1,699 direct from ASUS and other online retailers, such as Amazon and Newegg.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

More performance and a very good display. Lenovo's ThinkPad P51 is a full-fledged mobile workstation with a 15-inch display, powerful Xeon quad-core processor and a professional graphics card from Nvidia. The 4K screen in particular convinced in the review.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 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.
Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Convertible Powerhouse. The Lenovo Yoga line has long been the leader in the 2-in-1 notebook market. With the redesigned Yoga 720, the Chinese manufacturer looks to expand that dominance. Can the 15-inch model be flexible enough for consumers, or will it snap under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Source: Debian

Debian 9 "Stretch" now available

The update brings enhanced security features, more accessible debug tools, and updates to over 51,000 software packages throughout the Debian repositories.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with Intel Core i7 CPU compares to its competitors is the subject of our comprehensive review.
Update: Battery runtime and measurements of the WQHD-IPS panel added.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review

85% Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review

All screen and no substance. The new Surface Laptop sounds and looks more special than it really is. While the unique 3:2 touchscreen is bright, crisp, and colorful for graphic artists, almost everything else fails to impress.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.5" | 1.3 kg
Reading between the lines, Windows 10 S stays fast because it's less susceptible to bloat. (Source: Windows Central)

Is Windows 10 S really faster?

Microsoft has advertised Windows 10 S as faster than regular Windows 10, but the reality is that it just needs less maintenance.
Intel Skylake silicon (Source: Apple Insider)

Intel Cannonlake may have to wait until Q2 2018

Intel is taking it slow with the 10 nm fabrication process while smartphone manufacturers continue to flock and invest in even smaller 5 nm chips.
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu Linux

Dell now has 7 Ubuntu-driven premium laptops in its portfolio

Next to the seven different laptops with Ubuntu Linux on board, Dell also has a 27-inch all-in-one desktop PC that runs this well-known distro. The Kaby Lake-powered models come with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, while their Skylake-driven siblings run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Fujitsu Lifebook T937 (i7, 512 GB) Convertible Review

85% Fujitsu Lifebook T937 (i7, 512 GB) Convertible Review

Turned on its head. A business notebook with an all-around worry-free package - already noticeable from opening the box. But the abundant accessories cannot hide the weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Trade in your old MacBook or iPad and get up to US$850 off a new Surface. (Source: Microsoft)

Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N (7500U, FHD, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

86% Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X5N (7500U, FHD, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

Lightweight and pricey. The new Notebook 9 carries an impressively bright display that is equally as fragile. The flexible chassis brings down an otherwise very portable and reliable machine.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15" | 1.2 kg
The new two-tone logo etched into the anodized aluminum lid looks much more mature than the glowing green plastic it replaced. (Source: Digital Trends)

Razer finally reduces both bezels and bling on their Razer Blade Stealth

Razer is targeting the boardroom over the livingroom with their new gunmetal grey finish for the Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook, doing away with the RGB backlighting and glowing green logo. Instead of huge bezels with a smallish 12.5-inch screen, the new Stealth will just have regular ones with a 13.3-inch display in both QHD and QHD+ resolutions. The new Ste...
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Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

88% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

Slender gamer. Acer's mobile 17.3-inch gaming notebook is capable of running all current games smoothly. The system is well-equipped and offers a decent selection of ports. Particularly interesting are the notebook's 4k display and its eye-tracking system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

Iterative improvement. The GS73VR walks a delicate line between power and portability by packing NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs into a thin chassis late last summer. Now that a Kaby Lake option is available, are Intel's 7th generation chips worth the cost to upgrade the recent redesign of MSI's 17.3-inch thin-and-light?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is now shipping with a Full HD display, 16 GB of RAM, i7-7700HQ CPU, and a 256 GB SSD for 1400 Euros. The chassis is unsurprisingly reminiscent to the existing Lenovo Legion Y series.
Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

If you're going to purchase a $3000+ laptop or $500+ graphics card within the next two weeks, then you may as well get a free game while supplies last.
The Toshiba Tecra X40. (Source: CDW)

Toshiba launches Tecra X40 notebook for business

The Tecra line of Toshiba business laptops has been updated with the new Tecra X40. This new notebook features a tough chassis, various security features, and can be outfitted with a variety of different hardware components. A base version can also be purchased—it includes an Intel Kaby Lake processor and a decent if unspectacular amount of memory and storag...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470p (Core i7, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad T470p (Core i7, GeForce 940MX) Laptop Review

Ample performance! Lenovo plants a very strong CPU combined with a dedicated GPU into a 14-inch business laptop. This combination, which Lenovo already presented last year, is slightly unusual. You can find out in our detailed review whether the weaknesses of the predecessor were reduced or completely removed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.9 kg
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Hail to the emperor. Eight years after the last version, the real-time strategy game Dawn of War is back. Our benchmark test explores the technology behind the game, and how smoothly it performs on various desktop and notebook GPUs.
The Centurion is Alpha's latest notebook. (Source: Alpha)

Alpha, the team behind the Litebook, introduces new notebook and desktop

Alpha, who released the Litebook back in March, recently announced two new devices running Elementary OS: the Litebox (a compact desktop) and the Centurion (an i7-equipped notebook).
Dirt 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dirt 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Into the mud. Codemaster's Dirt-series is the go-to company of rally sports for those of us who like to dig deep into the mud and dirt of rally racing. We have benchmarked the latest 2017 version of the game to present to you the various notebook- and desktop-class GPU results.
Logitech says it took over four years of research and development to make Powerplay a reality. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech's new mousepad charges your wireless mouse as you use it

Logitech has announced a new mousepad that wirelessly charges compatible wireless mice. The so-called "Powerplay" mat will go on sale in August while the two compatible mice, the G903 and G703, will go on sale later this month.
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

78% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UA (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Super sleek for cheap. Imagine the XPS 15 9560 stripped down to ULV configuration levels at half the starting price and you get the new VivoBook S15 S510 series. While this sounds good on paper, chassis quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
The only outward difference in the updated version seems to be a thin strip of a fingerprint sensor on the upper-right of the touchpad. (Source: KKJ.cn)

XiaoMi Mi Notebook 13 updated with GeForce MX150, Kaby Lake

Xiaomi's 13-inch Mi Notebook Air has been updated for 2017 with an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, Kaby Lake i5-7200U CPU, and fingerprint scanner.
Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

84% Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

Legacy Ready. Fujitsu was one of the last few manufacturers whose convertibles were still equipped with the older rotating hinges, and the Lifebook P727 is Fujitsu's first convertible with real 360° hinges that is supposed to lure over a few Dell, HP, and Lenovo customers. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the Lifebook is capable thereof.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

Enduring. Lenovo's mobile ThinkPad P51s workstation is slimmer and more compact than its predecessor. The device can now also offer a modern Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to a high-capacity external battery, the laptop achieves an outstanding battery life.
Intel Core i7-7600U | NVIDIA Quadro M520 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Source: Amazon

Asus Chromebook Flip C213 now listed on Amazon

The C213 is meant for education markets, but its solid spec sheet, ample connectivity, and option for an HD+ screen could make it a sleeper hit among Chromebook users.
Rocket League Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Rocket League Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Men's dream? When talking about typical clichés, cars and football are at the very top of many men's wishlists. Rocket League has been combining the two as a fun multi-player game since 2015. Due to the (continuously) very high number of players, we found it about time to check the system requirements.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

June 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Dell XPS 12 with detachable keyboard. (Source: Dell)

Amazon has a pretty good deal on a 4K 2-in-1 Dell laptop right now

If you're on the hunt for a cheap 2-in-1 notebook with a 4K touchscreen, look no further than the Dell XPS 12. Currently selling on Amazon for just over half-price, this laptop may not be packing the latest and greatest but suffices for general tasks.
Apple rolled out Kaby Lake and optional 16GB of RAM across the entire MacBook line. (Source: MacRumors)

WWDC 2017 | MacBooks finally see upgrade to Kaby Lake

Apple has updated their MacBook and MacBook Pro lines of notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs, optional 16GB of RAM for all models, and improved dedicated graphics for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The base model MacBook Pro 13 also saw a price-drop to US$1299.
NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - Benchmark and Specs of the GT 1030 for Laptops

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 - Benchmark and Specs of the GT 1030 for Laptops

Specifications and benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) graphics card for Desktops.
384 Pascal cores @ 1468MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5 @ 6008MHz
Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

COMPUTEX 2017 | Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

The market for external graphics cards seems to be growing exponentially this year with announcements left and right. The latest is a miniature eGPU dock from Zotac able to accept graphics cards of up to 22 cm in length with a launch date no earlier than Q4 2017.
Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

Bulky. Asus equips the G752VS with a 120 Hz panel including Nvidia's G-Sync support. The powerful hardware equipment manages smooth frame rates in all modern games.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Gigabyte's Sabre line makes a powerful quad-core CPU and capable GTX 1050Ti graphics more affordable. (Source: Simon Leitner/Notebookcheck)

Gigabyte updates affordable Sabre 15 and 17 gaming notebooks

Gigabyte has updated its budget-oriented Sabre 15 and 17 laptops, as well as introduced a new Sabre Pro 15 which features a GTX 1060 and slightly more premium design.
HP Envy 13 2017 coming with Nvidia MX150 graphics

COMPUTEX 2017 | HP Envy 13 2017 Ultrabook coming with Nvidia MX150 graphics

Not to be forgotten amidst the hoopla surrounding Max-Q laptops is the refreshed Envy 13 sporting Nvidia's entry-level Pascal GPU.
Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. Acer's gaming racer runs all current games smoothly on the Full HD display. The features are also appealing: IPS display, NVMe SSD, HDD, 16 GB RAM, and Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.7 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

June 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming 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.
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.

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