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HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Power play. HP is pushing the limits on how powerful a Pavilion system can be without calling it a gaming notebook. The Pavilion 15 Power is the best and potentially most expensive in the series yet.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

July 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.
Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care

Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care

Galaxy Note 7, iPhone, and Hoverboard fires have brought the safety of lithium-ion batteries into the spotlight. Although news coverage often implies that any fire or explosion is the result of incompetence, it's important to recognize the volatile nature of the battery technology itself, even under the best circumstances.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

July 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 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

July 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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

July 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible 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 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

July 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.
Razer investigating potential Synapse software security threat

Razer investigating potential Synapse software security threat

We recommend that owners of any Razer laptop or keyboard change their passwords until the manufacturer can provide a proper public response to the apparent security flaw.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

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

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. Update July 2017.
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The LAER can handle charging multiple devices at the same time. (Source: Indiegogo)

The LAER laptop sleeve charges all of your devices when you're on-the-go

An Indiegogo campaign is promising to replace all of your charging cables and adapters with a single product. The LAER laptop sleeve can carry your laptop and smartphone and charge them both, as well as other devices, at the same time.
The My Passport Ultra series comes in a metallic enclosure with matte black-gray or white-gold finishes. (Source: Western Digital)

Western Digital releases 4TB My Passport Ultra external HDDs

The new external HDDs can backup local data as well as online and cloud data from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and Google Drive.
The new Ryzen PRO series will compete with Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD unveils the Ryzen Pro series and hints at the upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs

AMD intends to end Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPU supremacy with the new Ryzen PRO series.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

90% 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: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i5-7267U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Featherweight champion? Toshiba's Portégé X30 packs tons of features in one of the lightest bodies currently available. Can the X30 compete with other thin-and-light heavyweights, or will it get knocked out?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Apple MacBook 12 (2017)

90% Apple MacBook 12 (2017) Laptop Review

What is new? As well as the quietly updated Air 13, the MacBook 12 has also got a new CPU and a faster SSD. With it, Apple aims to be "years ahead". "Compared to whom or what?" you might ask. Probably in comparison to the Air 13, whose essentials are still from 2012? This could be successful; at least in part.
Intel Core m3-7Y32 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12" | 920 g
Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America

The existing MateBook X, MateBook D, and MateBook E should be shipping within the next few months with online pre-orders beginning tomorrow.
The new 96-layer BiCS 3D Flash chip will see mass production in 2018. (Source: Computerworld)

Toshiba announces 96-layer 3D Flash chips for SSDs

Toshiba and Western Digital counterattack Intel's affordable 64-layer 3D flash SSD launch with announcement of their upcoming 96-layer 3D Flash chips that are said to provide 40% more capacity per chip and cut down costs even more.
UK PC market expected to slip by 6.8 percent this year

UK PC market expected to slip by 6.8 percent this year

The overall PC market in the UK may be shrinking, but a greater proportion of sales are expected to be made up of 2-in-1s, convertibles, detachables, and ultra-slim notebooks instead of the standard traditional laptop.
MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

82% MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

Nothing new. MSI has given its entry-level 17-inch GL72 a hardware update. The new service package is enough to enjoy Full HD resolution adapted to the current gaming world. However, the device cannot offer any other improvements or innovations.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Asus' thin and light ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook is now available

Asus' thin and light ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook is now available

Featuring a slim profile and relatively low weight, the ROG Zephyrus is Asus' first Max-Q gaming laptop. It comes with a GTX 1080 and a Kaby Lake processor and is available for purchase now, although finding one in stock may prove to be a challenge. A second model with a GTX 1070 is due to arrive in August.
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HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

The redesigned Omen 15t will include Thunderbolt 3, RX 550 and GTX 1060 graphics options, and a 120 Hz IPS display.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

2560 Pascal cores @ 1101 - 1290MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5X @ 10000MHz
Nvidia Max-Q & WhisperMode: Information and initial benchmark

Nvidia Max-Q & WhisperMode: Information & Initial Benchmarks

New priorities. Nvidia wants to help laptop manufacturers building lighter, thinner, cooler, and especially quieter gaming notebooks and developed the hardware-based Max-Q technology as well as the drivers-based WhisperMode. We present both new features and compare initial benchmark results with conventional Pascal GPUs.
Panasonic: Toughbook CF-XZ6 announced

Panasonic: Toughbook CF-XZ6 announced

Toughbook goes Business. With the new CF-XZ6, Panasonic has announced a particularly slim convertible for the first time, which is aimed at business users. The detachable with a total weight of about 1.2 kg (~2.6 lb) lacks prominent bumpers and features many interfaces. On top of that, it delivers a battery life of up to 14 hours.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro with included S Pen. (Source: Best Buy)

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is now available

Samsung's newest laptop is its first with an S Pen. Available in 13.3- and 15-inch models, the Notebook 9 Pro starts at $1,099.
The bug affects all Kaby Lake and Skylake chips with Hyperthreading. (Source: Intel)

Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures

A serious bug in the microcode for Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs has been found. The bug can cause misbehavior of software and loss of data. It affects all 6th and 7th-gen CPUs with Hyperthreading enabled.
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

June 2017 update. 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 should assist in purchasing decisions.
Ultra-light Asus Vivobook S510 series coming to Europe

Ultra-light Asus Vivobook S510 series coming to Europe

The attractive starting price of $699 USD aims to be a cheaper option compared to the popular Zenbook 3, Spectre 13, or XPS 13.
The GPD Pocket is a newer take on the older concept of a netbook, improving on performance, design, and build quality. (Source: GPD)

GPD Pocket 7-inch mini-laptop now on sale for US$500

The 7-inch GPD Pocket mini-PC is now available to order for US$500. The device was previously available only to early backers of its crowdfunding campaign.
A foldable laptop concept at the Lenovo Transform event. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo has a wild vision for the future of laptops

Flexible devices are not just a smartphone industry pursuit. Lenovo has revealed a concept for what it considers to be the future of laptop computing: a foldable PC.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

Light business companion! We recently tested the ThinkPad X1 Carbon extensively. We now tested a slightly thinned-down version based on an Intel Core i5 for you, and we can show you whether this represents an advantage compared to the otherwise identical model based on the Intel Core i7.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

Balanced gaming. The MX5 R3 is one of the very few gaming notebooks with both FHD/UHD display options and a SIM slot for WWAN connectivity.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
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.
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
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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