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Updated HP Spectre x360 15 purportedly coming soon with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics (Source: item.jd.com)

OLED HP Spectre x360 15 with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics purportedly coming soon

Having a Max-Q GPU makes a lot of sense considering the form factor of the chassis. The quiet update also adds new 9th gen Core i7 CPU options and a 4K UHD OLED panel that will likely be the same Samsung panel as found on the curr...
The Eve V. (Source: Eve)

The Eve V's maker announces a potentially critical change to its online sales model

The Eve V was once hailed as a 'Surface Pro killer', as it offered a worthy alternative to this 2-in-1 (on paper at least) at a low price compared to that of the Microsoft product. However, its manufacturer (also called Eve) ran i...
Microsoft Oxford Circus London retail store opening (Source: Microsoft News Centre UK)

Microsoft opens first physical retail store in the UK

The new Oxford Circus flagship store in London is also Microsoft's first physical retail store in the UK. This venue covers no less than 22,000 square feet over three floors and brings together Surface devices, HoloLens, the Xbox ...
The new XPS 13 2-in-1 should launch in approximately 3 weeks. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 13 2-in-1: The new convertible with more cooling than you could shake a stick at

Dell has been promoting its upcoming XPS 13 2-in-1 refresh on YouTube, lifting the lid on its new cooling system. While the company had previously announced that the convertible would feature vaper chamber and GORE cooling, the ne...
Lenovo Flex 14 (2019, Core i5-8265U) Laptop Review - An average convertible at a good price

83% Lenovo Flex 14 (2019, Core i5-8265U) Laptop Review - An average convertible at a good price

Middle-of-the-road. The 2019 model Lenovo Flex 14 offers a decent amount of performance considering its USD $800 price tag. While it fails to stand out in any meaningful way, it is still an overall good bang-for-the-buck convertible.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
In its default state, the smartwatch features a bulky casing underneath the display. (Source: Let's Go Digital)

IBM patents smartwatch that folds out into smartphone and tablet

The smartwatch features 8 display segments, 7 of which are stacked inside the case underneath the main display. Users can transform the smartwatch into a smartphone that utilizes 4 display segments, or a tablet that utilizes all 8...
Dell XPS laptops feature the InfinityEdge borderless display. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Dell Black Friday in July sale: Save 11% on XPS 15 9570 and up to 22% on XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop

Dell is having a Black Friday in July sale and there are some attractive laptop deals to be had. Shoppers can enjoy up to US$250 off a Dell G5 15 gaming laptop and even a huge US$700 off a high-end Alienware m17 gaming laptop. Off...
Lenovo Yoga 730 convertible with Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is only $583 right now (Source: eBay)

Deal | Lenovo Yoga 730 convertible with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is only $583 right now

You'll be hard-pressed to find another brand new 2-in-1 laptop with the same Whiskey Lake-U processor and multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports as this Lenovo for under $600. The Yoga 730 is certainly something worth considering if you've ...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

July 2019 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.
The new 'Trogdor' ARM-based Chromebook platform could be powered by a Snapdragon 8cx. (Source: Qualcomm)

Google is working with Qualcomm on the 'Trogdor,' a Snapdragon-powered Chromebook platform

Google is currently working on at least two Snapdragon-powered Chromebooks based on a recent Chromium commit. The first was revealed late last year going by the codename 'Cheza' while the new model is known internally as 'Trogdor....
HP Envy x360 13 Convertible Review: Display highlight with AMD Ryzen support

84% HP Envy x360 13 Convertible Review: Display highlight with AMD Ryzen support

A convertible with an AMD APU! The HP Envy x360 uses an AMD processor and at the same time has to struggle with the known prejudices against bad displays. However, we can quickly discard this argument, since not only does the 13.3-inch display offer an excellent brightness at 675 cd/m², but it also offers 120 Hz. Find out in our detailed review whether the performance of the SoC is able to stand up to Intel.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Fan-made render of an outward-folding Surface device. (Source: DigitalTrends)

New Microsoft folding Windows device patent reveals elegant hinge solution

Microsoft is sure taking its time with the announcement of its rumored foldable Surface devices, but the company may have a good reason for this. The latest USPTO patent detailing an improved hinge system for foldable devices poin...
Microsoft is thought to be developing a Snapdragon 8cx-powered WoA Surface Pro 7. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft prepping Snapdragon 8cx-powered WoA Surface

Microsoft looks set to bring a WoA Surface to market powered by Qualcomm’s specialized Snapdraon 8cx SoC. The device is said be going by the codename Excalibur internally and could feature on a version of the Surface Pro 7.
Dell Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X390 Yoga Alternative

87% Dell Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X390 Yoga Alternative

Daily workhorse for travelers. For a 13.3-inch business convertible, it nails all the right wireless connectivity features including optional Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and LTE-A. However, it's still a tad on the heavy side when compared to other convertible subnotebooks in its size class.
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The Chuwi MiniBook crowdfunding campaign has reached US$267,613 in two days. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi MiniBook crowdfunding campaign surpasses US$260,000 in two days

The crowdfunding campaign for the Chuwi MiniBook has exceeded all expectations, having achieved over 1,000% of its funding goal. This would be an impressive feat in a full campaign period, let alone 2 days. The Chuwi MiniBook is a...
The One-Netbook One Mix 1S Yoga should start shipping in mid-July. (Image source: Geekbuying)

One-Netbook offers One Mix 1S Yoga with Kaby Lake processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD from US$439.99

One-Netbook seems to be constantly updating its product portfolio and now the One Mix 1S Yoga mini laptop can join that list. The pocket-sized computer with a 7-inch 1920x1200 resolution display is joining a growing and competitiv...
Image via Microsoft

Microsoft now offers a cheaper 15-inch Surface Book 2, but buying one doesn't make sense

Microsoft is now selling a cheaper version of the Surface Book 2 15. The new model swaps the Core i7 CPU for a Core i5 and drops the dedicated GTX 1060 GPU. However, at $2000, the Core i5 Surface Book 2 15 is hardly a bargain cons...
Dell's XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 offers a display with 500-nit brightness. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 coming in July or August

There has been an update in regard to the release schedule for Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 convertible. It was originally expected to be made available on July 10, but it seems potential purchasers will have to wait a bit longer...
Originally scheduled to ship this month the Mate X won't appear till at least September. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei pushes back foldable Mate X launch as its product plans for 2019 get shredded

Huawei has announced that it is pushing back the launch of its vaunted foldable Mate X smartphone. Where it looked like it might beat the Samsung Galaxy Fold to market, its launch has been pushed back until at least September.
The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is One-Netbook's top of the range UMPC. (Image source: One-Netbook)

Grab a One Mix 3s Platinum Edition for US$1,199.99

Hot on the heels of the One Mix 3 and 3s comes the 3s Platinum Edition, an 8.4-inch UMPC equipped with a Core i7-8550Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is available to order for US$1,199.99...
The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi MiniBook to start at US$499 in limited quantities

The Chuwi MiniBook will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y or a Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD in a compact UMPC form factor. The convertible will be available to order from next Wednesday for US$499 for the Cor...
The One Mix 3s is a slightly more powerful version of the One Mix 3. (Image source: One-Netbook)

The One Mix 3s can now be ordered worldwide for US$899.99

The One Mix 3s comes with an 8.4-inch 2K display, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD all in a 650 g chassis. The One Mix 3s is available to order worldwide for US$899.99 from Geekbuying and will ship o...
Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

83% Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Solid convertible! The Dell Latitude 3390 is a compact 13.3-inch convertible laptop that offers decent performance but poor battery life. Read on to find out how the Latitude 3390 shapes up elsewhere in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Multifunctional. Lenovo's Yoga 530-14ARR offers a Ryzen 7 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger-touch input the IPS touchscreen also supports Lenovo's Active Pen.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
With the Snapdragon 7cx, Qualcomm is targeting budget Windows 10 laptops in the US$300-800 range.

Qualcomm eyes budget Windows 10 laptops with Snapdragon 7cx SoC

With the introduction of the Snapdragon 7cx, Qualcomm intends to offer a solid alternative for Intel's Core i3 Whiskey Lake CPUs, targeting budget laptops in the US$300-800 range. The new SoC would also offer doubled power efficie...
Microsoft Surface dual screen device takes significant step forward

Microsoft Surface dual screen device takes significant step forward

Sources within Microsoft indicate that the company has joined Asus, HP and Lenovo in creating a laptop/tablet hybrid device and has released teaser images to some staff. The new device will run on Microsoft’s competitor to Chrome ...
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

Hot contender. Dell’s premium business models have never been more XPS-like, but with the sweeping changes come significant challenges. With its Core i7-8665U CPU, 16 GB RAM, and NVMe SSD, the $2,800 Latitude 7400 2-in-1 certainly isn’t slow, but can it take the heat? Let’s find out.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 was just announced at Computex to both fanfare and criticism due to its design choices.

Frank Azor confirms XPS 13 7390 will have soldered SSD, "not very different from smartphones today"

Dell and Alienware VP Frank Azor has confirmed in a tweet that the recently announced XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 will indeed have all its components — particularly its SSD — soldered on, citing the "extremely tight form factor" and compar...
The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 should be available in August. (Image source: Dell)

Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 already delayed

Dell’s new 2-in-1 convertible, the XPS 13 7390, could already be delayed. An expected launch date of July 10 was previously stated, but it now seems it could be almost another month before the convertible hits Dell’s online store....
The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition will cost more than US$1,000. (Image source: One Netbook)

One Mix 3s and One Mix 3s Platinum Edition listings go live, latter to feature a Core i7-8500Y processor

A new online listing has revealed that One-Netbook is bringing a third version of the One Mix 3 to market this summer. The pricier model will feature a more powerful processor and a higher clocked GPU. It appears that the One Mix ...
Intel has considerably improved its Iris Plus Graphics iGPU. (Image source: PCFiend)

Intel's Iris Plus Graphics in Dell XPS 13 7390's Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 amasses huge OpenCL score on Geekbench; can compete with dGPUs

A Geekbench OpenCL benchmark score for Intel’s Iris Plus Graphics has been unearthed, and it seems the Ice Lake variant of the iGPU has performed very well. The system in the test was a Dell XPS 13 convertible powered by a 10th Ge...
Intel's Ice Lake series features Iris Plus Graphics. (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake Core i7-1065 G7 spotted on Geekbench

A record for a Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 laptop powered by an Ice Lake i7-1065 G7 processor has appeared on the Geekbench database. The system involved in the benchmark managed a score of 5,234 in the single-core test and picked up ...
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U ZenBook Flip 14 convertible comes with a smaller 45 Wh battery so it is lighter than the Intel models. (Source: Asus)

Asus quietly refreshes ZenBook Flip 14 convertible with AMD CPUs

Instead of being announced at Computex, the new ZenBook 14 Flip powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U only made a discrete appearance on Amazon France. Besides the AMD CPU that is integrating a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU, the refreshed model c...
Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles for pen/stylus inputs 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.
2019 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 is a treasure trove of world firsts (Source: Dell)

Computex 2019 | 2019 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 is a treasure trove of world firsts

Vapor chamber, GORE insulation, MagLev keyboard keys, Eyesafe 16:10 DCI-P3 touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5, and Intel Ice Lake with Iris will be just a few of the unique innovative features coming to the XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 when it la...
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 will have "world's only" 1000-nit displays (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and EliteBook x360 1040 G6 will have "world's only" 1000-nit displays

The 2019 refresh will have faster wireless, faster 4G LTE, and new SureView Gen 3 and 1000-nit panel options. In comparison, most flagship Ultrabooks top out at only 400 to 600 nits for inferior outdoor visibility. HP is claiming ...
HP Elite x2 G4 will be over two times brighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 6

HP Elite x2 G4 detachable will be over two times brighter than the Microsoft Surface Pro 6

The gen-to-gen changes will have plenty of internal updates ranging from security to additional CPU options, display options, and 4G LTE options. HP is claiming its Elite x2 G4 will be the "world's first business detachable with a...
Ice Lake laptops like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 will usher in a new generation of Ultrabooks

Computex 2019 | How Intel wants to change the future of Ultrabooks with Project Athena

Core i5/i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt 3, Wi-Fi 6, 1080p touchscreen, three-sided narrow bezels, and 9+ hours of web browsing will all eventually be standard on your next Ultrabook in Intel's vision of the near ...
Dell Inspiron 13 7390 and 7590 2-in-1 have magnetic "pen garages" for housing the stylus (Source: Dell)

Dell Inspiron 13 7390 and 7590 2-in-1 have magnetic "pen garages" for housing the stylus

The recess is in between the hinges along the bottom edge of the display to more safely secure the pen when traveling or not in use. The approach allows for a full-size active stylus that can offer a better and more comfortable gr...
Project Limitless features notebooks based on the Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. (Source: Lenovo)

Computex 2019 | Lenovo and Qualcomm team up for 'Project Limitless', the first 5G laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx

Lenovo and Qualcomm have announced 'Project Limitless', a collaborative effort to build 'Always On, Always Connected PCs' based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform. Lenovo and Qualcomm demonstrated a near-final vers...
Over US$300 can be saved on a Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Dell's Memorial Day sale knocks US$338 off an XPS 15 9570 and a mind-blowing US$1,592 off an Alienware 15 with GeForce GTX 1080

Dell is holding a sitewide Memorial Day sale that covers the full gamut of products that the American manufacturer offers. There is over US$300 in savings to be had on a Dell XPS 15 that sports an 8th-Gen CPU and discrete GPU, but...
A new MS patent focused on magnets points to where the Surface Pro 7 is likely heading. (Source: WIPO)

Surface Pro 7 hints in new Microsoft patent showing USB-C, thinner bezels, new keyboard design

A new Microsoft patent has emerged pointing in the direction of where its forthcoming Surface Pro 7 is likely headed. Changes apparent in the sketch include the long overdue introduction of a USB-C port, thinner bezels as well as ...
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has a sturdy design. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft to offer new i5-powered Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 models with more RAM

A large electronics retailer has apparently accidentally revealed two new SKUs for Microsoft’s popular Surface range. The models involved are variants of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2. It appears the Redmond-based tech gian...
The latest SanDisk microSD card packs a 1 TB punch. (Source: SanDisk)

SanDisk now shipping its 1TB microSD card

SanDisk’s long-awaited 1 TB microSD is finally available for purchase. The new card has the potential to expand the storage of Samsung’s recent flagship smartphones, for example, to a massive 1.5 TB of total storage. But it will c...
The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions and three colours (Image source: Chuwi)

Save 25% on a Chuwi MiniBook pre-order, the 8.0-inch GPD and One Mix competitor

The Chuwi MiniBook will come in two versions, the most powerful of which will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8 GB LPDRR4 RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Chuwi will reportedly bring the ultra-mobile PC to crowdfunding platform Ind...
The One Mix 3 is One-netbook's largest ultra-mobile PC to date. (Image source: One-netbook)

One Mix 3: The 8.4-inch convertible Chuwi and GPD challenger is available to order worldwide for US$759.99

Right on cue, the One Mix 3 has gone on sale, just as One-netbook said it would. The ultra-compact laptop has an 8.4-inch 2K touchscreen display with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 8 GB RAM...
The finished RPi-based mini laptop project. (Image source: Igor Brkić)

Raspberry Pi 3B-based mini laptop impresses with its 4-inch touchscreen and gaming ability

A Raspberry Pi enthusiast has managed to use one of the single-board computers as the basis of a mini laptop that looks amazing. The pocket RPi notebook features stripped-down components so that it could be assembled into its neat...
The Lifebook U939X is among the lightest convertibles in its class. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu introduces Lifebook U939X ultralight business class convertible

This 13.3-inch business convertible is among the lightest in its class, with a 0.67-inch profile and 2.2 lbs weight. CPU options include Intel's Core i5-8265U, i5-8365U and i7-8665U Whiskey Lake CPUs, and users may add up to 16 GB...
Lenovo has taken the covers off a stunning foldable PC prototype currently targeted for launch in 2020. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo reveals prototype foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop

Lenovo has revealed what it is calling the “world’s first foldable PC” at its Accelerate 19 conference in Orlando, Florida. Currently in prototype, the device may form part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 family should the Chinese PC make...

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