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Snapdragon 450 is the first 14nm mainstream SoC from Qualcomm. (Source: Anandtech)

The Snapdragon 450 is Qualcomm's newest 14nm midrange SoC

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 is the first mainstream SoC to use 14nm FinFET process and is designed to deliver considerable improvements in battery life, graphics processing, compute performance, imaging and LTE connectivity over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 435.
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.
Valve's Steam Link allows users to stream their PC games to the living room. It's currently being offered for under $15. (Source: Valve)

Steam Link on sale for $15

Valve kicked off its annual Steam Summer Sale last week, slashing prices on games and software. Also on sale is the company's offering of accessories and hardware, including the Steam Link for $15.
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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.
Source: Rhomb.io

Smach Z handheld gaming PC likely to be delayed (again)

Due to a disagreement with a key hardware partner, the Smach Z handheld gaming PC is likely to run into further delays (if not cancellation).
Source: Nintendo

Super Nintendo Classic Edition now official, available September 29

Following in the footsteps of the now-discontinued NES Classic Edition, Nintendo will continue to capitalize on the retro gaming market with the SNES Classic Edition. The new mini-console will feature 21 SNES games and will retail for $80 on September 29.
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.
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
Beat 'em up, retro style. (Source: Sega Forever)

Relive the games of yore with free Sega classics — now available on mobile

The Sega Forever Collection brings five of the best classics to relive the good ol' days.
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
The OnePlus series has always had the ethos of flagship performance at mid-tier prices. (Source: The Verge)

OnePlus 5 caught gaming benchmarks (again)

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has been once again caught by XDA in manipulating phone behavior for higher benchmark scores. In this case, the tweaks cause the OnePlus 5 to score around 5 percent higher than other Snapdragon 835 handsets, but at the cost of the phone heating up to nearly 50C.
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
With the latest update to Pokemon GO, players will be able to participate in co-op raid battles. (Source: Niantic, Inc.)

Pokemon GO to receive a massive overhaul of its gym battling system

According to the Pokemon GO Team, players can expect "the biggest update to Pokémon GO" to roll out over the coming weeks. The massive update is planned to include an overhaul of the gym battling system in addition to new features like raid battles.
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 Review

Zotac GeForce GT 1030 Review

Tiny Pascal spin-off! With the launch of last year´s new Pascal generation, Nvidia stirred up the high-end segment of graphics cards and bit by bit added mid-range and now entry-level products. The Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 by Zotac offers a low-profile PCB and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The question this review is about to answer: Is this GPU branded for use in a living-room PC or can it be actually suitable for gaming?
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 | NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop) | 32"
It's Atari and it has wood paneling. Everything else is a mystery at this point. (Source: Ataribox)

Ready Player Four: Atari is back in the video game console business

Oh it's true! Atari, grandfather of modern gaming, is back with a brand new gaming console. The Ataribox resembles an updated 2600, but next to nothing is known about its specs or purpose.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

88% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4k) Laptop Review

Slender gamer. Acer's mobile 17.3-inch gaming notebook is capable of running all current games smoothly. The system is well-equipped and offers a decent selection of ports. Particularly interesting are the notebook's 4k display and its eye-tracking system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Source: XDA

You can now stream PC games to your rooted Android device via Moonlight

Using the new Moonlight app, you can set your Android phone to spoof an NVIDIA Shield device, allowing for game streaming from your PC. You'll need to root the Android device and have at least an NVIDIA GTX 600-series GPU with support for GameStream.
MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS73VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 4K) Laptop Review

Iterative improvement. The GS73VR walks a delicate line between power and portability by packing NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs into a thin chassis late last summer. Now that a Kaby Lake option is available, are Intel's 7th generation chips worth the cost to upgrade the recent redesign of MSI's 17.3-inch thin-and-light?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

Medion unveils Erazer X6603 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is now shipping with a Full HD display, 16 GB of RAM, i7-7700HQ CPU, and a 256 GB SSD for 1400 Euros. The chassis is unsurprisingly reminiscent to the existing Lenovo Legion Y series.
Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

Buy a laptop with GTX 1080 graphics and get Destiny 2 for free

If you're going to purchase a $3000+ laptop or $500+ graphics card within the next two weeks, then you may as well get a free game while supplies last.
The original Age of Empires is getting a 4K overhaul. (Source: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition trailer)

Age of Empires celebrates 20 years with a 4K remaster

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition updates the PC classic with revamped gameplay mechanics and a visual 4K overhaul. Signup for the closed beta starts today.
Zotac launches world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics card

Zotac launches world's smallest GTX 1080 Ti graphics card

The 250 W graphics card is just 211 mm in length with the same 11 GB of GDDR5X VRAM and 3584 CUDA cores as the full-length original.
As the Retrotube is driven by a Raspberry Pi 3, you can run Raspian, Chromium, or any other Linux distro as your base OS. (Source: Dan Michel)

Retrotube puts your Raspberry Pi inside a 1950s TV

There are many Raspberry Pi cases, but none quite so unique as the Retrotube. Taking its design cues from a 1950s TV, the handmade Retrotube sports an 8-inch 4:3 ratio LCD screen, analogue sound controls, and a lacquered wood finish.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Hail to the emperor. Eight years after the last version, the real-time strategy game Dawn of War is back. Our benchmark test explores the technology behind the game, and how smoothly it performs on various desktop and notebook GPUs.
Dirt 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dirt 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Into the mud. Codemaster's Dirt-series is the go-to company of rally sports for those of us who like to dig deep into the mud and dirt of rally racing. We have benchmarked the latest 2017 version of the game to present to you the various notebook- and desktop-class GPU results.
Logitech says it took over four years of research and development to make Powerplay a reality. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech's new mousepad charges your wireless mouse as you use it

Logitech has announced a new mousepad that wirelessly charges compatible wireless mice. The so-called "Powerplay" mat will go on sale in August while the two compatible mice, the G903 and G703, will go on sale later this month.
Microsoft says that the Xbox One X will be the company's smallest Xbox yet, though exact dimensions haven't been released. (Source: Microsoft)

Xbox One X is designed for 4K gaming, will ship November 7

Microsoft has officially unveiled "Project Scorpio" as the Xbox One X. The system will be one of the first of a new generation of consoles targeting 4K resolution not just for videos, but for gaming. The One X will release November 7 at a starting price of US$499.
Rocket League Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Rocket League Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Men's dream? When talking about typical clichés, cars and football are at the very top of many men's wishlists. Rocket League has been combining the two as a fun multi-player game since 2015. Due to the (continuously) very high number of players, we found it about time to check the system requirements.
Source: JXD

The JXD S192k is a Rockchip-powered Android gaming tablet

The new device is currently up for preorder and is powered by a Rockchip RK3288, 4 GB of RAM, and a 10,000 mAh battery. The device may also ship with 18 emulators preloaded onto it and a download center tailored for retro ROMs.
Guide: Choosing Between Integrated or Dedicated Graphics

Guide: Choosing Between Integrated or Dedicated Graphics

Figuring out which laptop to buy is confusing enough — even without wading through the plethora of integrated and dedicated graphics solutions. This guide covers the basics of what integrated, desktop, and external graphics solutions can and can't do.
Apple's new iMac Pro packs server-grade specs in an All-in-One chassis. (Source: Apple)

WWDC 2017 | Apple introduces new iMac AIOs, including the powerful iMac Pro

Apple's new All-in-Ones are equipped with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, Iris Pro integrated graphics, and options for high-res displays and dedicated AMD Radeon GPUs. The iMac Pro, a completely new device, will pack a punch with an 18-core Xeon processor and AMD Vega graphics.
Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

WWDC 2017 | Apple brings VR to macOS with Metal and AMD's Radeon 500 series GPUs

The new Metal 2 and Metal for VR APIs bring VR support to macOS for the first time, as well as support for external GPUs and AMD's RX 500 series graphics cards.
Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

COMPUTEX 2017 | Zotac shows off its own classy eGPU Thunderbolt 3 docking station

The market for external graphics cards seems to be growing exponentially this year with announcements left and right. The latest is a miniature eGPU dock from Zotac able to accept graphics cards of up to 22 cm in length with a launch date no earlier than Q4 2017.
Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ROG G752VS (7700HQ, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

Bulky. Asus equips the G752VS with a 120 Hz panel including Nvidia's G-Sync support. The powerful hardware equipment manages smooth frame rates in all modern games.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Gigabyte's Sabre line makes a powerful quad-core CPU and capable GTX 1050Ti graphics more affordable. (Source: Simon Leitner/Notebookcheck)

Gigabyte updates affordable Sabre 15 and 17 gaming notebooks

Gigabyte has updated its budget-oriented Sabre 15 and 17 laptops, as well as introduced a new Sabre Pro 15 which features a GTX 1060 and slightly more premium design.
Console-sized but far more powerful, a small form-factor PC opens up many more possibilities for those who can't spare the space for a traditional desktop.

Zotac Magnus puts small form-factor gaming PCs into the spotlight

Hardware manufacturers have listened to the fans (and sales numbers) and are finally taking small form-factor (SFF) gaming PCs seriously.
Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Acer Predator 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. Acer's gaming racer runs all current games smoothly on the Full HD display. The features are also appealing: IPS display, NVMe SSD, HDD, 16 GB RAM, and Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.7 kg
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.
Source: Pokemon Go

The Pokemon Company catches huge boost in profits

Due to the success of Pokémon Go, The Pokémon Company saw their net profits jump from $5.6 million in 2015 to over $140 million in 2016.
The EVGA SC17 1080 looks just like the 1070 model, only slightly thicker. (Source: EVGA)

COMPUTEX 2017 | EVGA's SC17 gaming notebook will soon have a GTX 1080 variant

A new EVGA SC17 laptop featuring Nvidia's premier mobile graphics card is coming this summer. The GTX 1080 is not the only upgrade, however; an unlocked Intel Kaby Lake processor also makes the cut.
AMD reaffirms July launch window for its next generation Vega series of GPUs

AMD reaffirms July launch window for its next generation Vega series of GPUs

AMD is remaining tight-lipped on details about its Polaris successor and will instead be saving all the details for Siggraph 2017 late next month.
MSI Vortex G25VR mini PC hinting at September launch window for 8th generation Intel Core i7

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI Vortex G25VR mini PC hinting at September launch window for 8th generation Intel Core i7

MSI is not disclosing the exact CPU model, but it's highly likely that the G25VR will coincide with the launch of the impending Kaby Lake successor.
AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.

COMPUTEX 2017 | AMD talks up Ryzen Mobile, showcases more laptops

AMD gave a few more details on its future plans for Ryzen-powered laptops, including 2-in-1, thin-and-light, gaming, and consumer form-factors. Two new AMD-powered (FX, not Ryzen) laptops from Acer and Dell were also showcased.
Face Off: Super Thin Ultrabooks at a Cost

Face Off: Super Thin Ultrabooks at a Cost

An Ultrabook too thin? We compare and contrast the small but near feature-less Zenbook 3 against the Spectre 13 and Yoga 910. The end result is less about quality and more about how much a user is willing to sacrifice for having the more portable option.
The Ryzen and Radeon-powered ROG Strix is visually indistinct from the rest of the ROG Strix lineup.

COMPUTEX 2017 | First Ryzen laptop is Asus's ROG Strix GL702ZC

Asus has unveiled the world's first Ryzen-powered notebook, the ROG Strix GL702ZC. The laptop is 17.3-inches, supports FreeSync 2.0, and is powered by a Ryzen 7 1700 8-core desktop CPU and a mobile Radeon RX 580 GPU.
Source: Dell

COMPUTEX 2017 | Dell unveils VR-ready Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One desktop PC

The AIO can be configured with up to a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and up to a Radeon RX 580 for VR gaming.
Dell launch new Inspiron gaming desktop

COMPUTEX 2017 | Dell launch new Inspiron gaming desktop

Dell has announced the release of their new gaming desktop. The desktop, designed with VR capabilities in mind, will feature the latest Ryzen processors.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)