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The Galaxy X looks quite similar to Microsoft's Surface Phone designs. (Source: AndroidLeo)

Samsung Galaxy X concept gets inspired by Microsoft's Surface Phone

While it is still not clear if Samsung is going to release any foldable phones in 2018 or 2019, sleek 3D renders of a rumored Galaxy X model make an appearance in the wild, depicting a device with 1 external display and 2 other in...
The 970 Evo and Pro NVMe SSDs are part of Samsung's mid-range storage solutions. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches 970 Evo/Pro NVMe M.2 SSDs

Samsung is refreshing its mid-range NVMe SSD lineup with the 970 Evo and Pro models that are using the latest version of the company's 64-layer 3D V-NAND memory chips. The Pro version is slightly faster but comes only in 512 GB an...
Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey

Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey - Who has the best laptop service?

To find the notebook that is best suited for your individual requirements is one thing, but what happens when there are software or hardware problems? How good are the business services really? We asked our readers about their experiences with the service and support from their favorite manufacturers. Find out about the outcome of our survey with more than 1000 participants here. Update 25.04.2018: English Graphs added.
Alienware has no plans to incorporate Kaby Lake-G as part of its lineup (Image source: Dell)

Alienware has no current plans for Kaby Lake-G

According to Dell, Kaby Lake-G caters better to casual mainstream gamers while the Alienware brand will stick to hardcore gamers and enthusiasts with the familiar Intel H-series and Nvidia GTX GPUs. The Intel-AMD processors will i...
Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame (Image source: Wikichip.com)

Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame

It's been almost five months since the official reveal of Kaby Lake-G and there is only one manufacturer other than Intel currently shipping a Kaby Lake-G product. We put the pieces together to find out why there are so few of the...
Among businesses Cortana is in first place, followed by Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. (Source: Spiceworks)

Cortana ranked as the most popular virtual assistant for businesses

A member survey of IT professionals done by Spiceworks has found Cortana to be the most widely implemented virtual assistant in North American and European businesses. Siri follows closely behind with Google Assistant and Alexa ha...
Fujitsu LifeBook E548 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

82% Fujitsu LifeBook E548 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Office all-rounder. With the LifeBook E548, Fujitsu offers a competitive 14-inch business notebook. With its many equipment configurations, the E548 offers all that buyers would expect from an office laptop, at least on paper. We find out in our review, whether these specifications are also reflected in our benchmark results.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Precision 7530 & 7730: A redesign, 128 GB RAM and Coffee Lake for Dell's mobile workstations (Picture source: Dell)

Precision 7530 & 7730: A redesign, 128 GB RAM and Coffee Lake for Dell's mobile workstations

Today, Dell announced the newest generation of the Precision mobile workstation line. The core of that lineup are the two traditional workstation-models Precision 7530 and Precision 7730, which are being updated with the lastest G...
Dell P2719H 27-inch productivity monitor. (Source: Dell)

A bevy of new Dell productivity monitors that include USB-C connections and 65 W power delivery

Dell has been number one in monitor sales for 17 straight quarters, and they are looking to continue this trend with the announcement of seven new and refreshed monitors. Three of the new models stand out because of their USB-C co...
Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation with Coffee Lake-H and NVIDIA Quadro options (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 business version of the XPS 9570 now official, Quadro P1000/P2000 graphics in tow

Available in Platinum Silver and Brushed Onyx, the 15.6-inch Dell Precision 5530 is the brand's smallest mobile workstation. Its comprehensive list of hardware options includes 8th generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors, ...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 convertible with Cofee Lake and Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a business version of the XPS 9575, but with Radeon Pro WX graphics

The new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a less powerful — but convertible — sibling of the 15.6-inch Precision 5530 mobile workstation. Its specs are similar to those of the Dell XPS 9575, but this mobile workstation features Radeon...
Frank Azor, the co-founder of Alienware and current VP General Manager Alienware, Gaming and XPS. (Source: Venturebeat)

How Frank Azor helped create the Dell XPS line

Historically, when you think of Dell, you think conservative, “me too,” PC notebook designs. That changed with the debut of the stunning, but short-lived, Adamo range — and the arrival of Frank Azor among Dell’s ranks.
Screenshot of the product page on Lenovo's european site.

New IdeaPad 530s surfaces on Lenovo's European website

A new listing for the IdeaPad 530s has just appeared on Lenovo's European site. The mid-range device can be configured with up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of NVMe storage. The 530s can also pack up to an ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

April 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.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Update April 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.
Gigabyte Aero 14

88% Gigabyte Aero 14 v8 (i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti, QHD) Laptop Review

More CPU power. Gigabyte has refreshed its slim 14-inch laptop with a new six-core processor. Read on for what effect this has on performance, fan noise, temperature and power consumption.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Small business all-rounder. The ThinkPad L380 is Lenovo's alternative for those users who don't get much out of a business convertible, but do not want to go without the design and features of the L380 Yoga. In addition, there is also a display that is free from flickering. Our test review will show whether the performance of the 13-inch notebook can also keep up with the competition.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 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.
The Dell XPS line could soon offer a 3:2 aspect ratio display like the Microsoft Surface Book. (Source: MobileTechReview on YouTube)

Frank Azor: Dell mulling 3:2 and other aspect ratio screens for future XPS notebooks

Dell could be looking at offering new aspect ratios aside from the standard 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio in future notebooks. This was confirmed in a conference call by Frank Azor during the new XPS and Alienware reveal. Opting fo...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Best of both worlds. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 for business professionals. While the top of the line configuration is an excellent machine, this mid-tier model may be the best solution for most users in need of a well-styled hybrid business device.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen ...
Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

Bigger is not always better. After we have reviewed the 14-inch models of the ThinkPad T series, namely the T480 and the T480s, we move on to the bigger T580. Can the 15-inch ThinkPad give us the similarly good results that we saw in the 14-inch models? Read our comprehensive review to find out.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Dell XPS 15 9570. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 9570 could be available by end of April

The Dell XPS 15 9570 could be available by the end of April according to Dell's Frank Azor. Pre-orders seem to be live at the moment but they require a purchase of a pre-order gift card via Cashstar, which has caused quite a flutt...
Asus has been using the ROG brand name since 2006. (Source: Asus)

Asus announces new brand name for AMD cards

Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has announced a rebranding for the AMD graphics cards that were previously part of the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line-up. The new name for the series is AREZ, which derives from Ares, the Greek ...
Aorus X9 DT

86% Aorus X9 DT (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, FHD) Laptop Review

Coffee Lake on speed. Gigabyte's Aorus X9 DT is a 17-inch high-end notebook with top-of-the-line hardware and an overclockable processor that should run every game smoothly on its FHD display. Let us compare the desktop replacement to other GTX 1080 laptops - which one will prevail?
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Core CPUs (Source: MSI)

MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Xeon Core CPUs

The news comes just two weeks after the reveal of Coffee Lake-H. All models will utilize the same chassis as their respective G-Series equivalent with new fingerprint readers, vPro options, and SmartCard reader depending on the fa...
Lenovo Air 2018 (Source: JD.com)

Lenovo Air 2018 and Lenovo 7000 laptops hit China, 8th generation Intel processors in tow

The new Lenovo Air 2018 has a 15.6-inch display, an 82.7 percent screen-to-body ratio, and starts at US$923. The Lenovo 7000 has a 14-inch display, an 80.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and the same starting price as its sibling. ...
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. (Source: Dell)

Dell silently launches AMD Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks

Dell has launched the new Inspiron 13 7000 convertible and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen APUs without much fanfare. Both notebooks come with options of either the Ryzen 5 2500U or the Ryzen 7 2700U APU and are av...
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop Review

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 checked the SKU with the high-resolution WQHD IPS panel.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Each ThunderBlade model comes with 4 interconnected Silicon Motion NVMe drives. (Source: OWC)

OWC releases ThunderBlade external SSDs with SoftRAID and 3800 MB/s read speeds

The external NVMe SSDs from OWC are aimed at high-end users who create UHD content. Capacities range from 1 to 8 TB but prices are considerably higher than the mass produced NVMe solutions. Two ThunderBlade models can be connected...
EliteBook 840r G4: HP releases a Quad-Core refresh of the older EliteBook-design

EliteBook 840r G4: HP releases a Quad-Core refresh of the older EliteBook-design

With the 2018 EliteBooks, HP has put a focus on premium-features such as a Unibody-design and higher-quality displays – which of course also raises the costs. To bridge the gap compared with its older EliteBooks, HP has released a...
India interested in more laptops with integrated 4G connectivity (Image source: techradar.com)

India interested in more laptops with integrated 4G connectivity

Reliance Jio, the largest cellular network provider in India, is teaming up with Qualcomm for an inexpensive Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 laptop with integrated LTE. No word yet on the exact SoC planned or if the notebook would b...
The x407/X507 are among the slimmest ultrabooks out there, with a profile measuring only 0.86 inches. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches X407/X507 ultrabooks with Nvidia MX110 GPUs

The refreshed X407/X507 ultrabooks are some of the slimmest models out there, featuring CPUs up to gen 7 Core i7-7500U coupled with up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia's GeForce MX110 GPUs, storage combos made of a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB H...
The 2-in-1 convertible can even be considered a slim gaming laptop.

85% Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

Display upgrade vs. SSD downgrade. On the outside, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is easily recognizable as the gaming version of the Acer Spin 5. However, trying to find other differences between the two convertibles is more difficult - there do not seem to be any at first glance. Is the Nitro hoping to reach gamer status by its red stripes alone, or does it have more to offer? We have put it to the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
LG Gram 13Z980-A (i5-8250U) Laptop Review

82% LG Gram 13Z980-A (i5-8250U) Laptop Review

Under a kilogram. The LG Gram 13 lives up to its name by being one of the lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabooks currently available. It's not without some sacrifices, however, as its barebone set of hardware features and fragile lid stand out as key disadvantages.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 965 g
Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018 (Source: Gartner)

Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018

Sales of desktop PCs and laptops are continuing their downward trend into the new year according to Gartner. While EMEA is seeing a slight uptick, the sharper declines in other regions worldwide paint a more pessimistic picture. T...
Honor MagicBook laptop set for an official reveal on April 19th (Image source: xcnnews.com)

Honor MagicBook laptop set for an official reveal on April 19th

The flagship Huawei MateBook X may soon be accompanied by a mainstream Honor laptop offering. It's possible that Huawei wants to expand its product portfolio in an attempt to keep Xiaomi at bay. Beyond the April 19th announcement ...
Dell Latitude 7390 (i5-8350U, SSD 256 GB) Laptop Review

89% Dell Latitude 7390 (i5-8350U, SSD 256 GB) Laptop Review

Smart business. Dell is updating its business subnotebooks of the 7000 series with the current Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs and has equipped the 7390 with a smart card slot as well as other security features. Our extensive test evaluates whether in addition to having a very long battery life, the display, connections, and input devices can also stand up to the demands of a professional.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The HP Chromebook x2. (Source: HP)

The HP Chromebook x2 brings Chrome OS goodness in a detachable form factor

HP has unveiled its latest Chromebook offering with the Chromebook x2. It is the first Chromebook to be offered in a detachable form factor and is powered by the Intel 7th generation Core m3 processor that can be paired with up to...
HP mt21 (Celeron 3865U, SSD, HD) Mobile Thin Client Review

81% HP mt21 (Celeron 3865U, SSD, HD) Mobile Thin Client Review

Consistent: The HP mt21 scores well for its little fan noise, efficient heat management and good battery life. Its 14-inch display will win no prizes though.
Intel Celeron 3865U | Intel HD Graphics 610 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

Same body, new engine. The 14-inch Dell Latitude 7490 retains the same design as last year's Latitude 7480 but sports a new quad-core U-series CPU. The Core i7-8650U is a significant upgrade over the dual-core chip in the previous iteration. Does the increase in power warrant an upgrade?
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

With the promise of all-day battery life, always-on LTE, and smartphone-like standby and resume, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices are here. Windows 10 on ARM may be great feat of engineering, but it does come with limitations u...
IDC suggests the uptake of Windows 10 systems in the business sector has helped companies like HP, Dell, and Lenovo. (Source: TheStreet)

Dell and HP enjoy growth in global PC market share

Market intelligence provider IDC has released a report detailing the state of the worldwide traditional PC market for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18). According to the data, both Dell and HP have seen increases in market share in...
Gaming notebooks with Intel's new CPU generation

Recommended: Gaming Notebooks with 8th Gen Intel CPUs

Intel's 8th generation Core i7 processors offer significant performance improvements. We present the first gaming laptops with the new hexa-core processors. MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin revolutionizes the definition of a gaming and performance laptop with extremely narrow bezels of the 15.6-inch 144 Hz display. (Advertorial)
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

January 2018 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$896) 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

April 2018 update. 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.
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.
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.
Exklim eX Core eGPU. (Source: Exklim)

The eX Core is a compact and portable external GPU solution that is currently on Kickstarter

Exklim has launched a kickstarter campaign for their ultra-portable take on external GPU's. Equipped with a GTX 1050 MXM card and running solely on power provided by the Thunderbolt 3 connection removes the need for additional pow...

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