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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.
Image: HIS

HIS quietly releases single-slot RX 550 GPU

The single-slot GPU packs an RX 550 with a small core clock boost in a small footprint.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
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.
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.
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
The GeForce GT 1030 reference card. (Image: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce Gt 1030 now available

The low-cost GPU seems positioned for eSports titles and multimedia-oriented PCs. The card is now available for purchase from several stores. Prices range from $70-80.
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
Minecraft for Nintendo Switch hybrid consoles now available

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch now available

The first to get Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition becomes the Nintendo eShop in North America today, while Europe and Japan should gain access to this popular game starting tomorrow.
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
Nvidia once again in the green for its latest fiscal quarter

Nvidia once again in the green for its latest fiscal quarter

The company made nearly two billion USD in sales through the last quarter alone, up almost 50 percent from the same time last year.
Image: To the Moon on Google Play Store

Indie hit To The Moon comes to Android

Highly praised for its story and soundtrack, To the Moon now brings its one-of-a-kind experience to Android.
GemBoy is a Game Boy emulator for Tizen-based smartwatches. (Image: Tizen Experts)

GemBoy brings the Game Boy to Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3

The Game Boy and Game Boy Color Emulator is a unique way to play classic titles from Nintendo's first handheld console.
Image: AMD

Supposed leak reveals AMD Vega GPU specs

A recent Linux Direct Rendering Manager, supposedly from AMD, contains the specifications of an unnamed Vega GPU. The card in question has 8 GB of HBM2 and posted 12.5 TFLOPS of performance.
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
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.
Ben Heck repairing the Super NES CD-ROM prototype. (Image: YouTube, The Ben Heck Show)

Ben Heck completes repair of Nintendo Playstation prototype

A long-rumored prototype of the Super NED CD-ROM was finally found back in 2015. While it could play SNES cartridges, the CD-ROM would not work. After about a year and a half of work, electronics wizard Ben Heck has completed repairs on the prototype.
Image: Steam

GOG and Steam celebrate May the Fourth with Star Wars game sales

Online game distributors Steam and GOG are currently running huge sales on Star Wars games. May the Fourth be with you.
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
Image: Amazon

Amazon will end its free mobile app program this summer

The Amazon Underground app store will no longer accept submission after May 31st. Amazon will also no longer list free apps for Android after this summer.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Laptops

May 2017 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.
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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

May 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 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

May 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.
Face Off: The Better Multimedia Notebook with GTX 1050 Graphics

Face Off: The Better Multimedia Notebook with GTX 1050 Graphics

Identical performance at almost twice the price. Notebooks with the GTX 1050 Pascal can be had for as low as $1000 USD while the similarly equipped XPS 15 can retail for $1700 USD. Should users spend hundreds less on the HP Pavilion 15t or MSI GL62M when performance is nearly identical between the three?
AMD quietly adds then removes adware from its latest Radeon drivers

AMD quietly adds then removes adware from its latest Radeon drivers

AMD owners may have noticed a new desktop icon advertising Bethesda's upcoming title after installing Radeon driver 17.4.4. The chipmaker has since apologized after user complaints of the unnecessary stealth advert.
Nvidia GeForce 1030 may be coming soon (Source: Exprereview)

Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 may be coming soon

The GeForce Pascal series currently consists of only GTX options with no low-end to mainstream GT solutions. This may change soon according to rumors of a GT 1030 with 512 shader processors and a 30 W TDP.
NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

Display bezels have been cut down to just over 5 mm on three sides to reduce both weight and size. Other features include individually backlit RGB keyboard keys and X-Rite Pantone pre-calibrated FHD/4K UHD displays.
The Predator X27 features Quantum Dot enhancement film technology, 178-degree viewing angles, and Nvidia's Ultra Low Motion Blur technology. (Source: PCGamer)

Acer introduces its flagship gaming display, the Predator X27 monitor

Acer's Predator X27 display combines G-Sync HDR, a 4K resolution, and a 144Hz rate to make what in theory will be one of the best gaming displays on the market, though it probably won't be cheap.
Analysis: Acer Triton 700 with Nvidia GTX 1080 "Max-Q" GPU?

Analysis: Acer Triton 700 with Nvidia GTX 1080 "Max-Q" GPU?

Acer's Triton 700 is a super-slim high-end gaming laptop with graphics performance somewhere in the ballpark of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 according to some communicated benchmarks. The designation of the GPU, however, is still unknown, and many aspects point to a new GPU.
Riven continues where Myst left off. (Photo: Google Play Store)

Riven, the sequel to Myst, is now on Android

The adventure continues in Noodlecake Studio's Android port of Riven, the sequel to the classic PC adventure game Myst.
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Notebook

Acer: New Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptops announced

Acer's recently announced Predator Helios 300 notebooks promise a lot of performance for a small price. The 17-inch systems are equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or 1060 GPUs as well as Intel quad-cores. Prices start at $1400.
Acer: High-end Gaming Notebooks Predator Triton 700

Acer: High-end Gaming Notebooks Predator Triton 700

Acer's brand-new Triton 700 gaming laptops promise maximum performance in slim cases. The highlight is the mechanical keyboard in the 19 mm slim 15.6-inch casing. Interesting: Acer does not specify the exact GPU and only talks about "Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs". Could this be one of the first models with the rumored Nvidia Max-Q GPUs?
Acer: Full Aspire 7, 5, and 3 Lineup announced

Acer: Full Aspire 7, 5, and 3 Lineup announced

The updated Aspire notebook lineup offers a device for almost every scenario, starting with a powerful multimedia machine all the way up to inexpensive entry-level solution for students. Gaming fans will be happy about the GeForce GTX 1060 SKU.
Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. (Source: Ars Technica)

Ars Technica and GOG are giving away copies of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

To celebrate a new partnership, Ars Technica and GOG are giving away free codes for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for PC or Mac for the next two days.
The Radeon Pro Duo features two professional-grade GPUs on a single card. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU for professionals

The upcoming Radeon Pro Duo will feature two GPUs on a single card. The professional grade graphics card will have a whopping 32 GB of VRAM and is able to hit 11.45 TFLOPS.
Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

77% Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Not an epic tale. The new Samsung Odyssey could have knocked it out of the park. Instead, it is your average entry-level system with no standout features to separate it from the growing gaming crowd except for its horrendously loud fan noise.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
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.
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
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.
This replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System comes preloaded with 30 classic games. (Source: Nintendo)

Why Nintendo may have stopped making the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic was a great deal for consumers, but Nintendo may have realized that it would be best to focus on the Switch for the moment and then produce an improved retro console experience down the line that could provide better long-term benefits.
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

May 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.
Nintendo Joy-Con battery grip accessory coming mid-June

Nintendo reveals Joy-Con battery grips and more

The Joy-Con will get a Neon Yellow color option, but Nintendo also unveiled a special battery grip accessory for it. In around a month, the standalone Switch dock should hit the market in limited quantities.
The NES Classic Edition will no longer be supplied to retailers after April. (Image source: Nintendo)

Nintendo discontinues NES Classic Edition console

Despite continuing high demand for the retro console, Nintendo of America announced that they will discontinue the NES Classic Edition by the end of this month.

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