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Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5 could get the 97 WHr battery option in the US

In addition to the noticeable price bump from US$999.99 to US$1,059.99 that has been already applied to the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5-8300H processor, the most affordable hardware setup of this performance laptop is also...
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Update May 2018. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

June 2018 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.
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

June 2018 update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

June 2018 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Update June 2018. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Update June 2018. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Update April 2018. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2018 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Update April 2018. Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon prototype: Current model was planned with 3:2 display and as MacBook-competitor (picture-source: pc.watch.impress.co.jp)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon prototype: Current model was initially planned with a 3:2 display and as a MacBook-competitor

Getting an inside view into the notebook industry is a rare thing and seeing actual prototypes even rarer still. A few days ago, Lenovo showcased such a prototype to Japanese journalists – the prototype of its current ThinkPad X1 ...
Schenker XMG A517

82% Schenker XMG A517 (Clevo N850EP6) Laptop Review

Mixed performance. From a purely technical point of view, the XMG A517 from Schenker Technologies is quite up-to-date. Key words such as hexa-core CPU, 144-Hz panel, and NVMe SSD will please a gamer's heart and promise a good performance. We clarify in our test why the 15-incher still cannot completely convince.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI GV62 8RE (i5-8300H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

82% MSI GV62 8RE (i5-8300H, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

New engine, same body. MSI brings Coffee Lake to their entry-level GV62 line. While the new Intel CPU is a breath of fresh air, it is the only real change to the machine since last year. Buggy system behavior and a cheap plastic case keep the GV62 8RE from being little more than white noise.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
 

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
Lenovo IdeaPad 720 (i5-7200U, RX 560) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 720 (i5-7200U, RX 560) Laptop Review

Misleading first impressions. Lenovo is equipping its 2018 multimedia notebooks with 2016 processors. Even more surprising is the consistently solid concept, which does not shy away from the competition. The AMD Radeon graphics is a small highlight and one which allows for some gaming.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell XPS 15 9570 not available in India yet due to supply shortages reveals Frank Azor (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 was delayed in India due to supply shortages

Although Frank Azor said that the Dell XPS 15 9570 would become available in India on June 19, he has just confirmed that the company is facing supply shortages. A Twitter user also claims that Dell India removed the product page ...
Asus will have exclusive rights to 144 Hz/3 ms narrow-bezel panels from AUO this year (Source: Asus)

Asus will have exclusive rights to 144 Hz/3 ms narrow-bezel panels from AUO this year

Want the fastest black-white and gray-to-gray response times on your next gaming laptop purchase? Then Asus will be the only option for now. The manufacturer has partnered with AU Optronics to offer 144 Hz/3 ms panels exclusively ...
Dell Latitude 7490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

Reliable business partner. Today’s Latitude 7490 configuration packs a quad-core Core i5-8350U and conventional M.2 SATA storage, and it makes a few more cuts to deflate the cost a bit. Even so, this remains an impressive machine. How does this configuration stand up to its competitors?
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and 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.
Acer Swift 5 SF514 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 5 SF514 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

Lightweight performance mimosa. At just 930 grams (2.05 lbs) the touchscreen-equipped laptop seems to be the perfect business companion. We take a closer look at much more than just Swift's processor and RAM. What are the notebook's inherent compromises, and what else did Acer have to sacrifice along the way?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 930 g
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Hit the brakes. The Swift 3 SF315-41G is a multimedia allrounder by Acer that relies on the combination of a Raven Ridge APU and a dedicated AMD graphics unit. They are joined by an IPS display, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe-SSD. As a result, the computer is well-rounded in terms of features.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

82% MSI GP63 Leopard 8RE (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, FHD) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

No-frills gaming. The GP63 Leopard is MSI's update of the long-lasting GP62 series. Our review laptop pairs mid-range GTX 1060 graphics with Intel's new hexa-core Coffee Lake-H CPU. How some internal design changes and the new hardware affect the performance is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
These popular Lenovo ThinkPad laptops suffer from pulse-width modulation (Source: Own)

Sensitive to onscreen flickering? Take caution when purchasing these Lenovo ThinkPad SKUs

The ThinkPad T, X, and P families are home to Lenovo's more well-known models including the 14-inch T480, 15-inch T580, X380 convertible, and 15-inch P52 workstation. While their design, features, and performance are generally ver...
The USB dock prototype should be launched later this year at a sub-US$100 price. (Source: Anandtech)

USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 dock with many connectors demoed by Realtek

Realtek is almost ready to launch a more affordable all-in-one USB dock for laptops. The latest prototype features a 10 Gb/s USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 main port splits the bandwidth across a great selection of connectors. Even though there ...
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H gets listed in the AOTS DX 12 database. (Source: TUM_APISAK)

AMD Ryzen 7 2800H, Ryzen 5 2600H, Vega 20, and Vega 12 entries spotted in AOTS DirectX 12 benchmarks

References to few upcoming AMD parts have been spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark database. These include new 35W quad core chips such as the AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H signalling AMD's arrival i...
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Dell XPS 15 9570 business notebook with Intel Coffee Lake processors (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor confirms: The Dell XPS 15 9570 is coming to India next week

While the US market remains stuck at only four configurations directly available from Dell.com for this popular Cofee Lake-powered premium laptop, India is scheduled to receive the XPS 15 9570 next Tuesday. However, Frank Azor has...
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

81% Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

Cheap price, cheap chassis. There is nothing about this VivoBook that makes it stand out from the crowded 15-inch multimedia segment. When considering the target market and inexpensive price, however, the dull impression shouldn't be a problem. We're hoping that future revisions will address the poor keyboard while adding in USB Type-C charging.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
The XPS 15 9570 with i7-8750H CPU is almost twice as fast as its predecessor

The XPS 15 9570 with i7-8750H CPU is almost twice as fast as its predecessor

While Coffee Lake-H has been benchmarked and compared with Kaby Lake on this site before, the real-world performance of CPUs more than ever depends on the engineering and implementation of each system. In such a thin-and-light chassis as the XPS 15, thermal constants have traditionally left their mark in performance. The XPS 15 9570 with i7-8750H CPU, however, has performed surprisingly well in our initial tests.
MSI GE73 8RF

86% MSI GE73 8RF Raider RGB (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Light organ. MSI equips the GE73 8RF with a hexa-core Coffee Lake-series processor, which provides a significant increase in performance over its predecessor. The notebook smoothly runs all current computer games on its responsive 120-Hz TN panel (Full-HD).
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
MSI PL62 (i5-7300HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

78% MSI PL62 (i5-7300HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

Saved on the display. While MSI is mainly known for its gaming notebooks, it also offers very affordable entry-level and multimedia notebooks. The MSI PL62 has to prove in our test that an affordable price does not automatically mean a low performance.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The new Pulse 15 is Maingear's slimmest and lightest gaming laptop yet. (Source: Maingear)

Maingear announces Pulse 15 customizable gaming laptop

The new Pulse 15 customizable gaming PC from Maingear gets updated with all the current trendy options: thin bezels, 15.6-inch screen squeezed in a 14-inch chassis, six-core CPU, mechanical RGB keyboard, plus a generous 2 TB NVMe ...
Google looks like it is chasing official Windows 10 certification for the Pixelbook. (Source: Google)

PixelBook could be in line for official Windows 10 certification

There is mounting evidence that Google is working on allowing its Pixelbooks to natively support Windows 10. What's more, it seems that Google could also be chasing official certification from Microsoft meaning that the Pixelbook ...
Acer Predator Helios 300

82% Acer Predator Helios 300 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050 Ti, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Budget laptop for gamers. Powerful notebooks often come with a hefty price tag. This is not the case with the Acer Predator Helios 300. The gaming-capable version of this laptop costs only 1100 Euros ($1296). You can learn in this review how the 17-incher stacks up against the competition.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Asus ROG GU501GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% Asus ROG GU501GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Whistle while you work. Wrapped in an attractive and slim package, the Asus ROG GU501GM is a competent gaming machine that effectively marries style and power. Unfortunately, CPU stability and fan noise present major problems in an otherwise excellent, if expensive, laptop.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
ThinkPad P52: Lenovo unveils its new 15-inch workstation with the GeForce GTX 1060 based Quadro P3200

ThinkPad P52: Lenovo unveils its new 15-inch workstation with the GeForce GTX 1060 based Quadro P3200

Lenovo launches the first model of its well-known ThinkPad-line of laptops with the new Intel Coffee-Lake hexa-core processors. The new ThinkPad P52 is not only the first ThinkPad workstation with those new CPUs, its also Lenovo's...
Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

No news. Kaby Lake CPU replaced with Kaby Lake Refresh CPU - that's pretty much the gist of Dell's latest Inspiron 15. Thanks to its fast SSD, its touchscreen, and the backlit keyboard the convertible is a pretty solid workhorse. Find out in our review whether or not it's worth Dell's asking price of $749.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Dell XPS 15 2018 (8300H, GTX 1050)

92% Dell XPS 15 2018 9570 (8300H, GTX 1050, 97Wh) Laptop Review

On the fast lane. Dell's XPS 15 has entered a new year and we have begun by testing the entry-level model. Will the 15-inch device continue to throttle? What battery runtimes can the 97-Wh battery offer? Does the Core i5 offer sufficient performance?
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Update June 2018. Here you will find the best multimedia 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.
Lenovo has no plans for a Legion Y920 successor for now (Image source: Own)

Lenovo has no plans for a Legion Y920 successor for now

According to Lenovo, there will be no new additions to the ultra high-end Legion Y900 series as priorities have shifted to the mainstream gaming segment instead. The more affordable Legion Y530, Y730, and Y7000 will all be launchi...
Lenovo Legion Y530 and Y730 bring narrow bezels, Coffee Lake-H, and per-key RGB lighting (Source: Lenovo)

Upcoming Legion Y530 and Y730 are Lenovo's best bet against the MSI GS65 and XPS 15 9570

Lenovo's Legion gaming series is getting a full-on makeover from top to bottom. The new streamlined designs incorporate per-key RGB lighting, narrow bezels, 144 Hz IPS panels, 10 percent stronger cooling, and a more business-appro...
Lenovo Legion series will branch off into two distinct designs with the upcoming Y530 and Y7000 (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion series will branch off into two distinct designs with the Y7000 and Y530

The 2017 15.6-inch Legion Y520 will split into two successors this year as the Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000. The Y7000 represents a more natural evolution of the existing Legion design while the Y530 will be more restrained in its...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

June 2018 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Budget Jumper EZbook X4 laptop with Gemini Lake already shipping (Source: Gearbest)

Budget Jumper EZbook X4 laptop with Gemini Lake now shipping

Intel's 14 nm Goldmont Plus platform is seeing a very limited release as laptops equipped with Celeron N4000/N4100 or Pentium N5000 SoCs are still difficult to come by. Chinese manufacturers may finally be jumping in to scoop up t...
Halo Infinite will be the first game from the franchise to land on PCs in a decade. (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2018 | Halo, Madden franchises coming back to PC after a decade long absence

Microsoft and EA have announced that both the Halo and Madden franchises, respectively, will be coming back to the PC. Both titles have been restricted to consoles for the past several generations and will be welcomed by PC gamers...
Asus ROG Chimera G703GI

88% Asus ROG Chimera G703GI (i9 8950HK, GTX 1080, Full HD) Laptop Review

Like a shot of adrenaline. Asus' new ROG Chimera G703GI is currently one of the fastest gaming laptops on the market. Thanks to its Core i9-8950HK and overclockable GeForce GTX 1080, even the most demanding games run fluidly. G-Sync and a 144 Hz monitor round out the package.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.7 kg
EVGA shows off SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q... again (Source: Own)

Computex 2018 | EVGA shows off SC15 with Coffee Lake-H and GTX 1070 Max-Q... again

The California hardware company will be reusing its SC15 design from last year with only internal CPU and GPU updates for 2018. While its chassis is strong and quite rigid, it risks looking outdated against the competition where n...

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