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Razer Core external GPU and Razer Blade Laptop

Razer Core Benchmarks, Analysis, and Compatibility: Is it Worth it?


AMD Ryzen 7 1800X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Is the Core the ultimate performance accessory, or is there a worm in it? The first product to offer a complete external GPU solution over Thunderbolt 3 (TB3), Razer's "Core" is still one of the most popular graphics docks available. It uses a TB3 interface attached to an older, more compatible TI82 controller, and so should be compatible with nearly any laptop with a TB3 port (not just Razer's). We benchmark the Core and Nvidia's latest Pascal line of GPUs with the Core and the Blade to see if the juice is worth the squeeze.
Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

82% Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

Made to be robust! Dell has combined an 11.6-inch laptop with an energy-efficient CPU. According to the manufacturer, this combination should enable the notebook to survive an entire day at school. We have decided to take a closer look at these claims. Find out whether the Latitude 3189 can keep what it promises in our detailed review.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Asus FX553VD

83% Asus FX553VD (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Searching for the Exceptional. We are taking the Asus FX553VD into our test regimen and evaluate if the FX553 lives up to Asus' motto "in search of incredible," or whether Asus has to continue to search. Compared to its sibling model which is equipped with a GTX 1060 at almost the same price, can the notebook collect enough positive arguments for a purchase?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Qualcomm confirms Windows notebooks powered by Snapdragon 835 (Source: mspoweruser.com)

Qualcomm confirms Windows notebooks powered by Snapdragon 835

The Windows 10 ARM notebook is on schedule for a Q4 2017 launch as initially rumored. Qualcomm aims to challenge Intel in the mobile PC space where the chipmaker has held a near monopoly.
Lenovo E31-80 (6200U, HD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo E31-80 (6200U, HD) Laptop Review

Mobile companion. Lenovo's 13.3-inch laptop delivers good battery runtimes, a solid-state disk and a quiet system noise. It uses Windows 10 Pro as the operating system. The incorporated display is not convincing.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
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Intel Core m3-7Y32 SoC

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 1000 - 3000 MHz 14nm
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NVIDIA Quadro M620 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

512 Maxwell cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
The HP ZBook Studio G4 combines killer specs with design. (Source: HP)

HP introduces updated ZBook mobile workstations

HP has revealed updates to its ZBook line of workstations, including the long-awaited ZBook Studio G4.
Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Without stamina. With the V510-15IKB, Lenovo offers a quiet 15.6-inch device for work. It is well equipped: Among others, it comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, Windows 10 Pro, and an IPS display. However, the battery runtimes are disappointing.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 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 Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

Microsoft's "Chromebook killer" could soon be revealed as the newest member of the Surface family. An ARM-based system with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is likely in order to reduce costs.
The GP72X features a 17.3" screen and up to an Nvidia GTX 1060 in a portable package. (Source: MSI)

MSI unveils thin-and-light GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro gaming notebooks

Starting at $1,099, both notebooks pack at GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 (3 GB) into a relatively small and light chassis.
Acer teases Next@Acer press conference set for April 27

Acer teases [email protected] press conference set for April 27

Expect a flurry of new Predator gaming announcements and more during the Acer keynote next week. The manufacturer is otherwise remaining tight-lipped about what the event will unveil.
If you're on the hunt for gaming power on a budget, the Origin EON15-S may be your best bet. (Source: Origin PC)

Origin's new EON15-S gaming notebook features a GTX 1050 Ti at an affordable price

The budget gaming laptop crown sees another contender in the Origin EON15-S. The $999 notebook sacrifices some performance and storage capabilities for the sake of affordability.
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Flagship Maxwell vs. mainstream Pascal. How well does an enthusiast-level GTX 980M machine of yesteryear stack up against the GTX 1050 found on most newer multimedia notebooks? We pit the high-end Ideapad Y900 against the entry-level GE72 and GL753VD gaming machines to find out.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

April 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 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

April 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

April 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 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

April 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.
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

More compact. Lenovo has equipped its 15-inch business classic with a new case and offers an attractive package in many areas. However, there are still some performance bugs, and the Chinese manufacturer is still using a mediocre Full HD panel.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Acer Aspire VX5-591G (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire VX5-591G (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Limited fun. Actually, Acer's new multimedia laptop designed for gaming is convincing in most aspects - only that the conventional hard drive does not really match to the high-performance technology and it really slowed things down in the test. We recommend opting for another version or retrofitting it with an SSD.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The Onyx Boox Typewriter is the first E Ink laptop in the world. (Source: Charbax)

Onyx shows off producitivity-focused E-Ink convertible laptop "typewriter" and tablets in Hong Kong

Onyx has introduced two prototypes of E-Ink devices: A "Typewriter" laptop, and a high-resolution Android tablet aimed not just at reading but for productivity.
Customers Windows 7 and more recent versions of Windows or Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange are not at risk. (Source: ZDNet)

Microsoft says they've patched NSA's hacking tools targeting devices running Windows

Microsoft engineers have examined the exploits released by the Shadow Brokers and have released patches to address the issue. The good news is that most of these vulnerabilities were patched in March.
Introductory guide to setting up and using ThrottleStop

How to Lower Temperatures, Stop Throttling, and Increase Battery Life: The ThrottleStop Guide (2017)

ThrottleStop is one of the most useful programs for any PC user, but it can be intimidating to use at first glance. This primer walks readers through installing ThrottleStop, explains its basic features such as undervolting and temperature profiles, and guides them through some basic optimizations that any user could benefit from.
HP EliteBook prototyple with Rockchip SoC unveiled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage

HP allegedly working on a Rockchip-powered notebook

The Rockchip-powered notebook with HP EliteBook branding was spotted at the Hong Kong Global Sources Fair this week, For now, it runs Remix OS and has 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, but these might change until its launch, especially the operating system.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Core i5, Full HD) Convertible Review

88% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Core i5, Full HD) Convertible Review

A true favorite! HP’s EliteBook series stands for high-end business laptops. In this review, you will find out if HP can follow up on their promises with this EliteBook x360 1030 G2.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

A fiery temper within a compact design. If the largest PC manufacturer had it their way, the Lenovo X270 would become the ultimate mobile companion. In our detailed review, you will find out why there might be better alternatives after all, and why Lenovo should change a few things for the next ThinkPad X2xx.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
A screenshot showing Microsoft's latest browser test. (Source: YouTube)

New test shows Microsoft Edge is kinder than other browsers to battery life

A recently-posted video shows the Edge browser beating Chrome and Firefox in terms of battery efficiency. It comes as no surprise, though; the test was run by Microsoft, which develops Edge—hardly an impartial observer.
Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" is now available for download. (Source: Ubuntu)

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus now available

The new version brings improved printer support and the option to run the Unity 8 desktop environment, as well as some other small changes.
Razer Blade 2017

89% Razer Blade 2017 (GTX 1060, 7700HQ, Full-HD) Laptop Review

I Am What I Am. The Razer Blade combines great performance with good mobility and a healthy dose of design. The result is an appealing notebook which weighs in at less than 2 kg and measures less than 20 mm thick. The price is not for the faint of the heart, however.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.8 kg
At least one of the three is a notebook with a 360-degree hinge that lets you place the keyboard to the rear of the screen. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Huawei's upcoming MateBook X leaked online

Newly leaked pictures and benchmark listings suggest that Huawei is following up on last year's MateBook with three new devices: the MateBook E, X, and D.
The Lenovo Blade features a unique approach to hybrid notebooks. (Source: iF World Design Guide)

Lenovo Blade aims to prove that the company isn't a one-trick innovation pony

Following in the Yoga Book's unconventional footsteps, Lenovo is back with an even more radical notebook design. Dubbed "Blade," the 2-in-1 device is at once a Windows laptop and Android tablet, and employs a unique mechanism for linking the two.
$89 USD Pinebook Linux laptop now shipping

Affordable Linux laptop Pinebook starts shipping

This Linux laptop available via a build-to-order system comes in 11.6- and 14-inch models, its specs including a 64-bit Allwinner A64 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC internal storage, a full-size keyboard, as well as a touchpad with multitouch input support.
Lenovo is the best overall laptop brand, according to Laptop Mag. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo dethrones Apple in Laptop Mag's "Best & Worst Laptop Brands" list for 2017

Lenovo has claimed the top spot from Apple in Laptop Mag's annual brand ranking. The Cupertino giant fell to 5th place due to controversial design changes in its Macbook and Macbook Pro lines.
Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

84% Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Untiring. Asus is also active in the area of business notebooks. The well-equipped 15.6-inch model ASUSPRO P4540UQ challenges the established models of the competition. In terms of battery runtimes, Asus can score a victory.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 (7200U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 (7200U, FHD) Convertible Review

Getting the hang of it. The ThinkPad Yoga 370 is Lenovo’s first 13.3-inch laptop in its ThinkPad Yoga series and is an attempt to simplify the line-up. Our extensive review shows how Lenovo succeeded and why we liked the ThinkPad Yoga 370.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available in Taiwan for $9000 USD

Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available for $9000 USD

The curved 21-inch laptop has launched in Taiwan with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a backlit mechanical keyboard, and Tobii eye-tracking cameras.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 2017 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.
Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

82% Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

Large entry-level gamer. The Nexoc G739 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a strong Kaby Lake Core-i7 and the new Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. But the downside of the good performance is high emissions.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

April 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$834) 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.
Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Breezy marathon runner. The Aero 14 is Gigabyte's first attempt at a mobile gaming laptop. The recipe for this seems quite simple, really. Start with high-end hardware, a well-made aluminum case, add a WQHD display and season to taste with a surprisingly capable battery. This much we can tell already: it performs very well but even this jack of all trades doesn't come without compromises.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

The Lapbook 12.3 is coming this month with its oddball native 2736 x 1824 resolution display and Celeron N3450 SoC.
The PX7 Pro SE is a notebook capable of server workloads. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server

The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.
Even this digital face is less than happy about the sudden demise of the Yoga Book Chromebook. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo has shut the lid on its Chrome OS-powered Yoga Book

After unleashing its marvelously-designed Yoga Book in both Windows and Android flavors, Lenovo had a third trick up its sleeve: a Chromebook. Unfortunately, that seems to no longer be the case—the Yoga Book Chromebook is dead.
Dell Latitude 7480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Dell Latitude 7480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Business as usual. With its redesigned chassis, lighter weight and much-improved battery life, the upper-class Latitude once again ticks all the right check boxes when it comes to business notebooks. The 14-inch 7480 is equipped with current-generation hardware, offers great performance and features a top-notch keyboard. Coil whine is very noticeable, however.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
HP Spectre x360 13 (7500U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 13 (7500U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

Spectre spectacle. HP introduced the redesigned Spectre x360 FHD last November with the promise of a 4K UHD version in early 2017. The manufacturer has finally delivered with the Spectre x360 13-ac033dx, though the 4K SKU will cost a hefty $1600 USD.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Cube i35 notebook now official for $700 USD

Cube i35 3:2 notebook now official for $700 USD

An entry-level configuration will launch first with Core m3 options followed by a Core i5 variant. The notebook is notable for its uncommon 3:2 3000 x 2000 resolution display.
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C (6006U, HD) Laptop Review

78% Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C (6006U, HD) Laptop Review

Office worker. With its Satellite Pro R50-C-16V, Toshiba presents a quiet, 15.6-inch office device that hardly heats up. A Core i3 processor from the Skylake generation provides the necessary computing power. The Windows 10 Pro operating system boosts the laptop's price to almost 500 Euros (~$534).
Intel Core i3-6006U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL (A8-7410, HD) Laptop Review

74% Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL (A8-7410, HD) Laptop Review

No stamina. Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop is available for approximately 350 Euros (~$372). The laptop's highlights are its 1-TB hard drive and 8 GB of working memory. However, buyers will have to accept a low-performance APU and a short battery life.
AMD A8-7410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% HP EliteBook 850 G4 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

A tradition of poor angles. HP sent out its updated EliteBooks to fight for the affection of business users and the hearts and minds of big business purchasing managers alike. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether they will be won over by the EliteBook 850 G4 or whether HP has once again cut corners and skimped on that one particular part the way they already did with its predecessor.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg

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