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The EVGA SC17 1070, now with G-Sync. (Source: EVGA)

EVGA's SC17 1070 gaming laptop now includes G-Sync

EVGA adds a new SC17 1070 model with Nvidia G-Sync to its laptop family. The laptop's other specs are unchanged.
Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

88% Schenker Technologies XMG U727 (Clevo P870KM-GS) Laptop Review

A tower PC dressed up as a notebook. While most manufacturers’ gaming laptops feature mobile processors and a soldered-on GPU, Schenker Technologies have taken a different route with their 17-inch XMG U727 and equipped the mammoth with a desktop CPU and an MXM graphics card. Whether this approach is successful or not is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5 kg
Benchmarking VR games is more straightforward with Nvidia's new tool. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia releases FCAT VR tool to test virtual reality performance

First announced at this year's GDC, the tool analyzes various aspects of VR game performance. This makes it useful for gamers as well as developers, hardware manufacturers, and reviewers.
Source: G.SKILL

Overclockers, start your engines! G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2017

Overclockers can compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The first qualifying round opens from March 17 to April 18 on hwbot.org.
Eurocom Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-end laptop with up to Intel Core i7 7700K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics

Eurocom launches Sky X9E3 VR Ready high-performance laptop

This new Kaby Lake-powered notebook comes with a desktop processor, up to 64 GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI graphics, as well as up to 14 TB storage via five drives. The price starts at $2,499 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware and software options chosen.
Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

80% Asus ROG Strix GL553VD (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Pricey budget gamer. Budget gaming notebooks are becoming increasingly popular thanks to GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, and Asus has decided to throw their hat into the budget ring with the GL553VD. The notebook packs modest hardware into a well-built chassis with some nice extras, but are these factors worth the additional cost?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The PlayStation Now streaming service currently includes PSX, PS2, and PS3 titles. (Source: Sony)

Sony to start streaming PlayStation 4 games to PC later this year

Sony's PlayStation Now service will expand to include current generation PS4 titles later this year. The service currently allows subscribers to stream games from the original PlayStation through the PS3 to their PS4 or Windows PC.
Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is the latest in the company’s gaming line. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion Y520 now available

Lenovo’s Legion Y520 gaming laptop is now available for purchase in multiple configurations. For the reasonable price of around $900 to $1200, buyers get a GTX 1050 Ti, a solid-state drive plus 1 TB hard drive, and plenty of ports, making the Y520 great value for money.
Razer launches zVault currency for popular titles

Razer launches zVault currency program for popular PC titles

Gamers can earn zGold and zSilver to buy in-game items and receive discounts on Razer-branded accessories and laptops.
MSI gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

MSI GE62/GE62VR gaming notebooks coming in Camo Squad Special Edition skins

The limited-time cross promotion will include military-themed accessories and a reskinned 15.6-inch GE62 starting at 1700 Euros.
Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

Aorus coming to PAX East this year for the first time

The Taiwanese manufacturer will be showing off its lineup of notebooks and motherboards with live events and streams.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review

Inexpensive Titan. Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful consumer graphics card and replaces the similar but much more expensive Titan X. We review the Founders Edition with numerous benchmarks as well as noise and consumption measurements.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)

HP updates EliteDesk 800 business desktop line

The new lineup includes a VR-ready powerhouse, a standard business desktop in a smaller size, and a tiny mini-PC that could rival Intel's NUC.
Nintendo has yet to reveal actual sales numbers for either the Switch or Zelda at this time. (Source: The Verge)

Switch console breaks Nintendo's sales records on release

Nintendo's new console and copies of the new Zelda title are selling like hotcakes in the days shortly after the Switch's debut. While the tablet is well-equipped, there's still some uncertainty regarding Nintendo's notoriously lacking online service.
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

March 2017 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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. March 2017 update.
Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers can be held independently in each hand. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers for Switch can connect to PCs, Macs, and Android

The controllers are not exclusive to Nintendo's Switch. They can sync with Windows, OS X, and Android devices, offering a unique play experience and more controller options for gamers.
The first thing users might notice about Acer's headset is the bright blue coloring on the front. (Source:  Tech News Inc)

Acer will ship Mixed Reality developer kit for Windows 10 this month

Microsoft and Acer are ready to begin preparations to let partners build apps for the Windows Mixed Reality headset. First order of business is distributing software development kits to various developers.
Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

82% Asus FX502VM-AS73 Notebook Review

No-frills gaming. The FX502VM offers nearly everything that comes with the GL502VM without significantly impacting performance. The SKU with the lowest-end TN display, however, should be avoided due to its very poor contrast.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 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 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

March 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.
Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

84% Gigabyte P55W v7 Notebook Review

Quintessential v7. Gigabyte's new gaming machine is aimed at players who want as much power per Euro as possible and are willing to make compromises in the configuration for this. Compared with the predecessor, the P55W v7 can primarily boast with a slightly better total performance, and a somewhat quieter and cooler system.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

86% Asus ROG G701VIK Notebook Review

Trimmed for performance. For extremely demanding gamers that find the performance of the 17-inch meteor G752 (GeForce GTX 1060 & GTX 1070) insufficient, Asus offers the G701, which is equipped with Nvidia's top-of-the-line model, the GeForce GTX 1080. We put the overclocked high-end notebook through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4 kg
Dota 2 Reborn: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dota 2 Reborn: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

MOBA Heavyweight. With up to one million players online at any given time, Dota 2 is far and away the most popular game on Valve's Steam platform. This highly competitive game and eSport has come a long way since its origins as a mod for Blizzard's Warcraft III, and now runs as a stand-alone, free-to-play game on Valve's Source 2 Engine. The Source 2 Engine is well-optimized and very scalable, but has a reputation for being more CPU than GPU dependent. Do the resolutions and graphics options have a large impact on performance? What CPU and GPU you need for your notebook to keep framerates steady during even the most hectic late-game battles is the subject of this article.
Nvidia updates nearly its entire software suite for developers and gamers

GDC 2017 | Nvidia updates nearly its entire software suite for developers and gamers

Developers will reap the benefits of improved low-level API and asynchronous compute while new features like Shadowplay Highlights and Ansel aim to make sharing easier for gamers.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)

3584 Pascal cores @ 1481MHz, 352 Bit GDDR5X @ 11000MHz
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti promises 35 percent performance boost over GTX 1080

GDC 2017 | Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti promises 35 percent performance boost over GTX 1080

The new desktop GPU will provide the largest performance boost yet for a Ti-class graphics card according to Nvidia at up to 1.45x over the GeForce GTX 1080.
Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Mainstream performers. The latest 14-inch Zenbook is faster, lighter, smaller, and brighter than both the Swift 3 and Yoga 510. Unfortunately, it also runs significantly louder as well.
HP Pavilion 17t-ab200 Notebook Review

79% HP Pavilion 17t-ab200 Notebook Review

Pascal Pavilion… HP has updated their Pavilion 17 with Kaby Lake and Pascal, which should provide better performance, longer battery life, and more thermal headroom. Is the Pavilion 17t-ab200 a budget gaming machine worth considering?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
For Honor Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

For Honor Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Trinity. After Rainbow Six Siege and The Division, Ubisoft releases their next Triple-A title, which focuses primarily on riveting multiplayer battlers. Knights, Samurai and Vikings - For Honor actually pits three different factions against each other. Our review focuses primarily on how different GPUs handle the various swinging swords, katanas and axes.
The NES Classic Edition can be turned into a versatile retro gaming console. (Source: Nintendo)

NES Classic Edition can run other console emulators

Ever wanted to play Sega Genesis/Megadrive games on a Nintendo console? A recent mod for the NES Classic Edition makes this dream a reality.
A teardown of what might be the Nintendo Switch gives us a good look at what's inside. (Source: Zhaoyang.taobao.com)

Supposed teardown of Nintendo's Switch gives an idea of what makes it tick

A teardown of what might be Nintendo's Switch gives us a peek into what we might see in the upcoming console.
Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also convinced by the brilliant OLED screen.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.3" | 2.5 kg
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AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

896 Polaris cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
The Bonobo WS is the highest-tier notebook available from System76 and features the latest from Intel and NVIDIA. (Source: System76)

Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 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.
Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Designed specifically for hardcore gamers and professional eSports players, the 24.5-inch 1080p monitor includes super-narrow bezels, 1 ms response times, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 support, removable back plates, and customizable LED lights.
Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Crackling tension. It is once again time for heart attacks: The latest title from the Resident Evil series focuses on the strengths from the first games and convinces with a thrilling single-player mode. PC gamers will be mainly shocked by the VRAM requirements.
Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

84% Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

Kaby-Lake upgrade. The Nexoc G734IV is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that smoothly runs all current games on the matte Full HD display. Users who enjoy upgrading can install additional hardware in the computer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Eurocom "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

Eurocom launches "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

This newsletter that made its debut on Valentine's Day provides regular technology updates and is part of a campaign that also involves customers in the development of the company's future products.
Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

86% Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

The aliens are back. We did not have the chance to review the first edition of the Alienware 15 R3 (Skylake + Pascal), but we can finally have a look at the promising gaming notebook with the Kaby Lake update. How does the 15-inch system hold up against the competition?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
MSI GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

86% MSI GT62VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

A balanced gaming laptop. MSI also uses the GeForce GTX 1070 graphic card in the GT62VR 7RE. The processor is new: Kaby Lake is used now. The rest of the features is also alright: IPS display, SSD+HDD, and 16 GB of RAM.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
The GPD Win is a 5.5" Windows 10 PC aimed at gamers on the go. (Source. GPD.hk)

GPD updates Win mini PC

The pocket-sized PC gets some notable improvements, including a faster Intel Atom processor and a higher quality keyboard.
The 14-inch Razer Blade's touch panel was in dire need of an update.

Razer Blade 14 gets Kaby Lake CPU, new 4K display

Razer has finally updated the QHD+ IGZO panel on their 14-inch Blade with a new UHD (4k) panel as well as swapped out the i7-6700HQ for its 7th generation Kaby Lake counterpart. The Kaby Lake processor should help battery life, but the 4K display is likely to severely punish the Blade's 70WHr battery.
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Nvidia's comprehensive lineup of high-end GPU offerings based on its Pascal architecture seem to be bearing fruit. (Source: Reuters)

Nvidia's quarterly revenue surges for a second straight quarter

Bolstered by strong growth in the gaming sector, Nvidia closed out 2016 with its second consecutive quarter of over 50 percent growth. The company is also seeing significant growth in other businesses such as its self-driving vehicle systems and data centers.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review

80% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review

Gaming companion with stamina. Dell has equipped the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming series with cutting-edge hardware and not only convinces us in terms of performance but also surprises us with an exemplary battery life. We are impressed - but not with the display.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Eurocom announces 780 W external PSU for notebooks

Eurocom announces 780 W external PSU for notebooks

This specialized 2.9-pound AC adapter for high-performance notebooks can output over 10x the power of your standard Ultrabook adapter.
MSI GL62M 7RD-077 Notebook Review

78% MSI GL62M 7RD-077 Notebook Review

Entry-level Gaming Laptop. MSI's entry-level model into the gaming world costs about 1050 Euros (~$1117). You will get a well-equipped 15.6-inch notebook for this price. Its main weaknesses are the display, the battery runtimes and the automatic fan control. MSI should at least improve the latter.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Azor tweeted that though they would begin certifying the XPS series for eGPUs, it will take at least a month to assess feasibility. (Source: Twitter)

Dell will begin certifying XPS notebooks for external graphics: Frank Azor

Alienware and XPS GM Frank Azor has stated that due to demand from customers, they will start to seek external graphics certification for their popular XPS line of notebooks. Without certification, newer graphics enclosures with the TI83 controller will not be able to connect.
Acer unveils curved 37.5-inch XR382CQK monitor with FreeSync

Acer unveils curved 37.5-inch XR382CQK monitor with FreeSync

The massive monitor is even larger than the 35-inch HP Omen X 35 and comes with many of the same features including full sRGB coverage, UWQHD resolution, and a similar $1300 USD asking price.

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