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Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

87% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

The world's most lightweight 14-inch notebook. That is at least according to Asus, since they advertise their latest 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs) heavy and 15 mm (0.59 inches) USB-C only office notebook as such. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the restrictions necessary to achieve this feat are worth it, and how the B9400UA fared in its role as a highly mobile office notebook.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Gigabyte's new Aero 15 has been received with near universal acclaim. (Source: Gigabyte)

Aero 15 gets firmware fix for keyboard rollover bug

Gigabyte has released a firmware update for their new Aero 15 laptop that fixes a bug preventing certain key combinations from registering. The 1.1.5 update is available through the Gigabyte Fusion application.
Clevo profits purportedly down by almost half

Clevo Q1 2017 profits purportedly down by almost half

The popular ODM will show off new designs at next week's Computex 2017 in an attempt to boost revenue for the remainder of this year.
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Asus may hop on the slim bezel trend with rumored VivoBook S15

The 7.8 mm bezel allows a 15.6-inch display to fit in the body of a typical 14" notebook, according to Asus.
HP remains ahead of Lenovo and Dell in worldwide laptop sales

HP remains ahead of Lenovo and Dell in worldwide laptop sales

Global laptop shipments amounted to 37.81 million units during the first quarter of 2017 for a year-over-year increase of 6.1 percent. The rise in sales can be attributed to strong numbers from business and enterprise clients.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 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.
Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

4K Gaming. The Acer Predator series stands for classical gaming notebooks, which – in contrast to some of their slim siblings – are purely trimmed for performance. After we tested the Skylake version of the Predator 17 in September of 2016, now the Kaby-Lake model, which is similarly built on the outside, must prove itself.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Asus teasing Ryzen laptops

Asus teasing Ryzen laptops

Other gaming manufacturers may soon follow suit, but it remains unclear if these Ryzen notebooks will also be sporting Polaris/Vega GPUs or the usual Nvidia Pascal.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

May 2017 update. Here you will find the best current 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.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. May 2017 update.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2017 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.
Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review

Snazzy. With the ZenBook UX3410UQ, Asus delivers a sub-notebook in the 13.3-inch format that brings a 14-inch display. The computer scores with good features and a long battery life.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

May 2017 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.
Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

84% Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

Flexibility and stamina. Convertible notebooks with 360° hinges have become more and more popular in the past years and even businesses have started using them. Naturally, Dell would like a piece of the pie and has consequently launched the Latitude 5289. Read our detailed review to find out why it will have a hard time asserting itself despite its convincing performance.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

79% Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

Magnesium. With its rare Atom x7-Z8750, 8 GB of RAM, and Android 6 / Windows 10 dual-boot capabilities, Teclast's Tbook 16 Power stands out against the crowd. By pushing it through our extensive test course we've found several problems along the way.
Intel Atom x7-Z8750 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 897 g
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Lenovo updates Flex line of notebooks with a new design and improved internals

The new and improved Flex 5 14" and Flex 5 15" have slimmer bezels, Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, and NVIDIA's GeForce 940 MX GPU.
The Lenovo Legion Y920. (Source: Lenovo)

The Legion Y920 is Lenovo's most powerful gaming notebook yet

Lenovo's newest gaming laptop packs a bigger punch thanks to its GTX 1070 graphics card plus optional overclockable Intel processor. The desktop replacement machine also features enhancements to audio and input with its brand-name speakers and traditional-style keyboard.
Lenovo Ideapad 320/320S series launching in time for back-to-school season

Lenovo Ideapad 320/320S series launching in time for back-to-school season

The updated notebooks start at just $439 USD with a 15-inch 768p display or $749+ USD for a Full HD version with GeForce 940MX graphics, backlit keyboard, Windows Hello Support, and a larger internal battery.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Entry-level Nitro. Acer's 17.3-inch laptop offers good overall performance, decent emission levels, and a well-thought-out ports configuration. Unlike its predecessors, it does not include an optical drive anymore. Our review unit also did not include a Windows license.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

82% Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

Small screamer. The Aorus X3 Plus v7 brings a lot of power in a tiny package. While the internals are impressive, thermals and noise present problems. Emissions aside, the X3 Plus v7 is a capable and portable gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 (6600U, 512 GB) PalmSecure Laptop Review

86% Fujitsu Lifebook S936 (6600U, 512 GB) PalmSecure Laptop Review

Master of Mobility. With its new flagship, Fujitsu turns towards the traveling business user for whom a mobile all-around worry-free package is worth a lot of money. It does not change anything about its core competencies that the manufacturer messes up in some details and will not keep the target audience from buying this laptop.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

A fair deal. With its latest TravelMate P658-G2 top model, Acer is certainly bringing out the big guns: SSD/HDD combo, LTE modem, 16 GB of RAM. All that comes in addition to low operating noise, decent battery life, and a three-year warranty.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Huawei MateBook E Windows 10 convertible coming late May 2017

Huawei to launch three new MateBooks next week

The company's CEO has recently revealed that the three upcoming Windows 10 laptops by Huawei are scheduled to be unveiled at the end of next week as MateBook D, MateBook E, and MateBook X.
For the second wave, Microsoft is planning 360 media playback, intelligently scaling headers, Z-Depth layering, spatial sound, and speech support. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft reveals new design language known as Fluent Design System

Microsoft announced some significant UI changes for Windows 10 at its Build 2017 conference. The Fluent Design System, formerly known as NEON, will transform Windows 10's appearance and prepare it for the future.
MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

81% MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

Workstation with gaming roots. MSI offers mobile workstations based on its gaming laptops for quite a while now. The WE72 is a new 17-inch system, but is the implementation of a professional graphics card sufficient to satisfy demanding customers?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The completely non-serviceable SSD of the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro. (Source: iFixit)

Opinion: With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft joins Apple to push a disturbing trend

Editor Douglas Black argues that designing a non-budget computer with a soldered SSD is a great leap in the wrong direction.
US may extend laptop ban to incoming flights from Europe (Image: regmedia.co.uk)

US may extend laptop ban to more incoming flights from Europe

Flying to the United States from Europe? You may soon be forced to check in your laptop and tablet for safety.
Dell Latitude 5580 (i5-7200U, HD) Laptop Review

83% Dell Latitude 5580 (i5-7200U, HD) Laptop Review

A longitudinal update. The Latitude series has begun phasing out the proprietary E-port in favor of the more versatile Thunderbolt 3 port. Otherwise, not too much has changed from the outgoing E5570 series.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
According to ModZero, if you’ve got any kind of incremental backup system in place, you could be creating a record of everything you type, every day. (Source: ZDNet)

Audio driver on several HP laptops contains 'keylogger'

HP has slipped what seems to be a 'keylogger' into their pre-installed drivers on their latest laptops, creating an added security vulnerability for their users.
Gigabyte Aero 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Gigabyte Aero 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Slim and powerful. After the successful Aero 14, Gigabyte presents its next high-end notebook with a stylish design. Once again, the Aero 15 is attractive thanks to its slim design and long battery runtimes. Learn in this review how the device compares to its competitors from Acer, Dell, MSI, and Razer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Classy and versatile! Lenovo crams energy-efficient components into their new 13-inch convertible while at the same time managing not to skimp on battery capacity. Find out what else the Yoga 720 has to offer in our extensive review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
VMware has been working with Google for the last two years to secure Android devices and applications, most recently with advanced support for Android Enterprise. (Source: TechCrunch)

Google and VMware announce an “extended partnership” to accelerate the adoption of Chrome OS devices

VMware and Google announced that they are expanding their partnership in order to accelerate the adoption of Chromebook laptops among enterprises.
Lenovo ThinkPad T & X - Which is the best mobile ThinkPad notebook?

Lenovo ThinkPad T & X - Which is the best mobile ThinkPad notebook?

Keeping an overview. It can be difficult to keep a full overview on the laptop market, even if you are just looking at one single manufacturer. In this article, we will give you a good outline of a part of Lenovo's current ThinkPad portfolio. To be precise the ThinkPad T and X series. We want to find out which ThinkPad is most suited for use on the go.
Asus announces VivoBook Pro 15 N580VD with GTX 1050 graphics

Asus announces VivoBook Pro 15 with GTX 1050 graphics

The all-aluminum 15-inch Asus will be larger, thicker, and heavier than the XPS 15 despite carrying similar i7-7700HQ CPU and GTX 1050 GPU options.
The AOC I1659FWUX portable monitor. (Source: AOC)

AOC releases a portable monitor that works with laptops

Suitable for use as a second screen, AOC's new Full HD monitor is small enough to carry alongside your laptop and only requires a single USB 3.0 port.
Lenovo Legion Y720 (7700HQ, Full-HD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% Lenovo Legion Y720 (7700HQ, Full-HD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

A convincing concept. The equation Lenovo uses for describing their new gaming laptop does appear to make sense: power + portability = perfection. The perfection might not be absolute - but Lenovo does show that they know what a true gaming notebook is all about.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S notebook with Intel Core i5-7200U processor

Unannounced Lenovo IdeaPad 720S surfaces online

This upcoming notebook surfaced on well-known websites such as TigerDirect, although it does not appear to be in stock yet. Its specs include a 14-inch full HD IPS display, the Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, and more.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Prey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Prey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Successful reboot. The "pre-Prey" from 2006 proved to be a genuine first-person shooter with its gravity components, which players long remembered. After discontinuing the originally planned Prey 2, the publisher Bethesda has announced a reorientation of the franchise in 2017. We checked the PC version's performance.
Acer TravelMate TMX349-G2-M-5625 Laptop Review

85% Acer TravelMate TMX349-G2-M-5625 Laptop Review

Remake with a turbo-SSD. Acer issues a Kaby Lake upgrade for their slim TravelMate in an inconspicuous aluminum case. It is faster, and its battery runs for up to 14 hours. The 512 GB SSD storage is not only massive, but it is also extremely fast. With the rest of the equipment, like the IPS screen, a fast processor, the backlit keyboard and a three-year warranty, Acer holds up their established class.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Asus VivoBook series have traditionally been cheap, solid, and compact laptops. (Source: Asus)

Asus introduces new 11.6-inch Apollo Lake notebooks

Asus has updated their affordable, solid, 11-inch E20x series VivoBooks to Apollo Lake CPUs.
Quad-core Core i7-8650U CPU spotted on GFXBench

Quad-core Core i7-8650U CPU spotted on GFXBench

Intel may be bringing quad-core ULV CPUs to notebooks for the first time. The source has since taken down the listing on the unconfirmed processor page to add more fuel to the fire.
"On May 23 in Shanghai, Microsoft will show the world what’s next." (Source: Twitter)

Microsoft teases another Surface device on May 23

Just days after Microsoft released the Surface Laptop at their #MicrosoftEDU event, the company is teasing yet another Surface-related device at an event in Shanghai on May 23.
According to a promotional video, Microsoft's Surface Book originally sported two USB Type-C ports. (Source: Microsoft)

Promotional video shows Surface Laptop prototype with USB Type-C

Microsoft's own promotional video for their new Surface Laptop reveals that the education-focused device originally sported two USB Type-C ports in addition to the single USB Type-A.
Alienware 17 R4 (7820HK, QHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

85% Alienware 17 R4 (7820HK, QHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

Bigger, faster, louder. It's not often that a notebook gains weight and girth in successive generations. In this case, the new Alienware 17 R4 utilizes the extra space wisely for an overall stronger experience that more than makes up for the added mass.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Ever wondered which notebooks the editors prefer to use day-to-day? The staff of Notebookcheck reveal their preferences.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

May 2017 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.
Acer's new TravelMate Spin B1 hopes to find its way into classrooms. (Image: Acer)

Acer launches TravelMate Spin B1 with Windows 10 S

The new convertible is aimed squarely at the education market and is one of the first devices to run Microsoft's new Windows 10 S. Coming in at about $300, the Spin B1 features a rugged build and entry-level specs.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

May 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.

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