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First step is to rival AMD's and Intel's ULV CPUs, then ARM may very well try its hand at desktop processors. (Source: ARM)

ARM planning to release Deimos and Hercules laptop ULV CPUs in 2019-2020

Since the Windows on ARM initiative did not impress too much with this year's Snapdragon-powered laptops, ARM is willing to take matters into its own hands and release CPUs specifically designed for ultrabooks and compact laptops....
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The Google Pixelbook could be dual-booting Windows 10 soon. (Source: Google)

Chromebooks likely to get Windows dual-boot support, but it might not be feasible for many devices

Earlier this year code commits showed up in ChromeOS that showed Google was adding support for 'AltOS.' New commits now show that the alternative operating system is likely to be Windows 10, but feasibility for the average Chromeb...
Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Our coupon codes will trim a bit off these popular models when ordered from the online retailer Computer Upgrade King. Our list will only expand as more systems are launched and reviewed. CUKUSA is a partner for a number of notebo...
Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM (Pentium N5000) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM (Pentium N5000) Laptop Review

Disappointing display. The Lenovo Yoga 330-11IGM runs on a passively cooled Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor that performance-wise is on par with Broadwell Core i3s. The laptop is almost entirely silent and offers good battery life. However, Lenovo's choice of display proves to be a serious blunder.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
The Whiskey Lake-U family will include the usual scheme of three models: i3 / i5 / i7. (Source: Tecground)

HP reveals Whiskey Lake-U CPU specs

HP seems to have accidentally revealed all the specs for Intel's Whiskey Lake-U family of mobile CPUs, as the information was taken down soon after. Nevertheless, it is now known that there will be three models - the Core i3-8145U...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

August 2018 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.
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible facing trackpad problems early August 2018(Source: Dell)

Latest Dell XPS 15 9575 BIOS update comes with a trackpad bug

Although it might not affect all Dell XPS 15 9575 units that were patched with the latest BIOS update, it seems that at least some of this convertible's users are now facing a buggy trackpad. For now, the problem is being investig...
Microsoft Surface Go continues the series streak of poor serviceability (Source: iFixit)

Microsoft Surface Go continues the series streak of poor serviceability

Microsoft has been avoiding giving away the battery capacity of the new Surface Go and now we can see why. The small 26 Wh battery of the Surface Go has us wary about battery life as this is almost half the capacity of last year's...
Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 features a 360-degree hinge that activates the tablet mode. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 coming in September

Acer now offers premium builds for the Chromebook lineup. The latest Chromebook 13 and Spin 13 come with all-aluminum chassis and 13.5-inch IPS displays supporting 2256 x 1504 resolutions. Spec-wise, these notebooks come powered b...
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

Ambitious middle-class Yoga. Good quality at a low price - impossible? Lenovo attempts to fulfill this promise by releasing a middle-class convertible laptop playing in the upper league. You can read in this detailed review if this concept adds up.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Turing intends to launch the HubblePhone in 2020, even though the company itself filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. (Source: Turing)

The Turing HubblePhone concept takes cues from Nokia's N93

Turing is back with a futuristic concept that might get launched in 2020, but most likely will not because the company has already filed for bankruptcy. The new HubblePhone would integrate all sorts of advanced technologies, inclu...
We might get to see a dual-screen Windows 10 device after all. (Source: Digital Trends)

Qualcomm hints at dual-screen Windows 10 on ARM devices

Qualcomm's Senior Director of Product Managemen, Miguel Nunes, said that the market is ready to embrace new form factors and dropped hints that the Snapdragon processors have enough power to enable dual-screen devices. Nunes, howe...
NEC unveils its first Gemini Lake tablet - the VersaPro VU

NEC unveils its first Gemini Lake tablet - the VersaPro VU

The VersaPro VU is a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet that will only be available in Japan. The 1920 x 1200 touchscreen does not come with fancy thin bezels, but NEC does provide a tactile pen. It is powered by the Gemini Lake Celeron N41...
The latest Bluetooth vulnerability affects smartphones as well as laptops integrating Intel/Broadcom/Qualcomm Bluetooth-enabled hardware. (Source: Cubot Blog)

New critical Bluetooth exploit discovered

The latest Bluetooth vulnerability may affect many more devices than last year's BlueBorne, because it can affect smartphones as well as laptops that integrate Apple, Google, Intel, Broadcom or Qualcomm hardware. Due to insufficie...
Google Pixelbook successor to arrive this fall, narrow bezels in tow

A new Google Pixelbook with narrow bezels is expected to arrive this fall

Google is expected to unveil quite a few new pieces of hardware in October: the Pixel 3 and 3 XL handsets, the second-generation Pixel Buds, a Pixel-branded smartwatch, and now an updated PixelBook with narrow bezels is joining th...
Fujitsu Stylistic Q738

77% Fujitsu Stylistic Q738 (i5-8350U, UHD620) Convertible Review

Classic tablet PC. Fujitsu's flagship tablet, the Stylistic Q738, allegedly offers the best possible convertible experience. With business features, like a smart card reader and a stable plug-in keyboard, the device is primarily intended for customers in the business sector. But what can buyers ultimately expect from this new convertible, priced at around 1600 Euros (~$1875)? Our review reveals the answer.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The Microsoft Surface Go is an ultraportable 10-inch 2-in-1, and CostCo is offering a previously unannounced configuration. (Source: Microsoft)

CostCo advertises a previously-unannounced Surface Go configuration that includes a type cover in the box

The Surface Go created a bit of a splash when Microsoft announced it two weeks ago. The ultracompact 10-inch 2-in-1 is the spiritual successor to the non-Pro Surface 3, but with the advantage of using a higher spec'd x86 processor...
'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook (Image source: Asus)

'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook with Kaby Lake

The aging Asus Chromebook Flip C302 could soon have a proper successor if the "Rammus" code name is any indication. With IFA 2018 not far off, the Taiwanese manufacturer could be preparing an announcement for its overdue Chromeboo...
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

2-in-1 all-rounder. With the Yoga 730-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a 15.6-inch convertible that is suitable for gaming and for consuming media content. The device scores some major points with its slick metal case, backlit keyboard and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The touchscreen can be operated with the fingers and also with the included stylus.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Bikram Yoga. The ThinkPad X380 Yoga steps back into the limelight, this time with a less powerful processor. Despite the reduction in clock speed, the i5 variant still sweats under pressure. This and other small shortcomings make for a good package with some small flaws.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Even though the Amber Lake-Y CPUs have 5 W TDPs, they should perform on par with the 15 W counterparts in less demanding applications.  (Source: TechRadar)

New Intel Amber Lake-Y details emerge

Intel announced the Amber Lake-Y CPUs back at Computex in June, but core count or frequency details were not provided. This week, Dell and NextLab501 revealed names and specs for three Amber Lake-Y CPUs, and it looks like the new ...
Dell XPS 13 9365 convertible soon to feature Amber Lake processors

Amber Lake-powered Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 spotted online

Although the changes were quickly removed, Dell's Chilean website has been up for a while showing the XPS 13 convertible with two Amber Lake processors, namely the Intel Core i5-8200Y and the Intel Core i7-8500Y. Now, it only rema...
The Kensington SD7000 dock helps turn the Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio. (Source: Kensington)

The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro Docking Station adds even more versatility to the Surface Pro

Kensington has announced the availability of the SD7000 dock for the Surface Pro. The SD7000 dock connects to the Surface Pro using the Surface Connector and provides USB ports, Ethernet, USB-C, HDMI, and a DisplayPort converting ...
These are the five brightest laptops we've tested

These are the five brightest laptops we've tested thus far

Glare getting in the way of work? These consumer notebooks may not necessarily be the best, but they are some of the brightest available for outdoor visibility with some models reaching close to 700 nits.
HP Chromebook x2 convertible with Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

The new HP Chromebook x2 goes head to head with the Microsoft Surface Go

Although the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor was expected to remain a Microsoft Surface Go-exclusive, it looks like the HP Chromebook x2 convertible will soon get a version with it inside as well. Even more, a variant with an I...
HP Spectre x360 15 2018 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Convertible Review

87% HP Spectre x360 15 2018 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Convertible Review

Even better than before. This third generation model adds a few new features to last year's model including a NumPad, fingerprint reader, narrower bezels, and a slightly larger battery. Fans are quieter and processor temps are cooler. Physically, however, the system is not any lighter or thinner.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible to come with 32 GB RAM this September confirms Frank Azor (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 with 32 GB RAM is scheduled to arrive in September, confirms Frank Azor

Those eagerly waiting for the XPS 15 9575 with 32 GB of memory have just received a new confirmation from Frank Azor, who mentioned on Twitter that Dell is currently aiming for a September launch. For now, this convertible is only...
The Surface Go is Microsoft's is thin, light and relatively affordable. (Source: Microsoft)

The all-new Surface Go is proof that Windows 10 on ARM is skating on thin ice

Microsoft has launched the Surface Go, a US$399 Windows 10 tablet targeted at the students, schools and the entry-level tablet market dominated by the Apple iPad. As rumored, the device is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold chip ins...
Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
Lenovo Flex 6-14IKB (i5 8250U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Flex 6-14IKB (i5 8250U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

Cheaper alternative. For those seeking reasonable performance and convertible flexibility but unwilling to spend the big bucks on category leaders, Lenovo's $800 Flex 6 14—equipped with its 8th-gen Core i5, MX130 GPU, and NVMe SSD—might be just the ticket.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) still sports a premium design. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung downgrades Chromebook Plus display in V2 update

Samsung has updated its Chromebook Plus to Version 2.0. While it picks up some new features, its display gets a notable downgrade from a QHD resolution to FHD.
Google looks like it is chasing official Windows 10 certification for the Pixelbook. (Source: Google)

PixelBook could be in line for official Windows 10 certification

There is mounting evidence that Google is working on allowing its Pixelbooks to natively support Windows 10. What's more, it seems that Google could also be chasing official certification from Microsoft meaning that the Pixelbook ...
Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

No news. Kaby Lake CPU replaced with Kaby Lake Refresh CPU - that's pretty much the gist of Dell's latest Inspiron 15. Thanks to its fast SSD, its touchscreen, and the backlit keyboard the convertible is a pretty solid workhorse. Find out in our review whether or not it's worth Dell's asking price of $749.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook P728 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

81% Fujitsu LifeBook P728 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Convertible without compromises. With the LifeBook P728, Fujitsu has a convertible for business users in their product line that not only includes numerous security features, but is also upgradeable. Our review clarifies what to expect from the small workhorse with Intel's Core i5-8250U processor.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook T938 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

82% Fujitsu Lifebook T938 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Head-turner. A convertible, where the keyboard is not what you hold in your hand after folding it back, perfectly describes the Fujitsu Lifebook T938. In this review, we analyze the Intel eighth-generation Core i business tablet's performance.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD (Source: HP)

HP ProBook x360 440 G1 convertible integrates both Spectre and EliteBook features for $600 USD

The convertible is essentially a ProBook x360 440 G5 but with 360-degree hinges and a 1080p touchscreen. Its 14-inch form factor and relatively inexpensive starting price will set it directly against the Lenovo ThinkPad 14 and Del...
Asus unveils the stunning Project Precog dual-screen notebook. (Source: Notebook Check)

Computex 2018 | Asus wows with Project Precog, dual-screen AI-driven notebook

Asus has taken the covers off a stunning dual-screen notebook of the near future it is currently calling Project Precog, in a hat tip Phillip K. Dick's 'Minority Report." The AI-driven device features a stunning laser etched finis...
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs

Computex 2018 | Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs

30% more performance, 20% longer battery life and 20% faster Gigabit LTE speeds are the main features compared to the existing Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Potential leak reveals a proper successor to the peculiar Lenovo Yoga Book (Image source: Lenovo)

Potential leak points to a proper successor to the peculiar Lenovo Yoga Book

Despite swiftly killing off its Chrome OS-based Yoga Book early last year, Lenovo may have been silently working on a brand new Yoga Book 2 all along. The "YOGA BOOK Pen2" could suggest a brand new stylus for a yet-to-be-announced...
Will H2 2018 see increased adoption of  Windows 10 on ARM notebooks? (Source: Thurott)

Snapdragon 850 for Windows 10 on ARM in the works

Qualcomm is working on an exclusive SoC for upcoming Windows 10 on ARM devices. Entries for a new Snapdragon chip were found on Geekbench and all clues point it to be a performance-based variant of the Snapdragon 845 adapted for t...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible to get 32 GB RAM option in Q4 2018 (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB RAM coming in Q4 2018

Although its high-end variant is also available in black — unlike the XPS 15 9570 laptop — and features an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8705G processor, the XPS 15 9575 convertible only comes with 16 GB of soldered memory, so ther...
Lenovo Flex 6 11 (Celeron N4000) Convertible Review

77% Lenovo Flex 6 11 (Celeron N4000) Convertible Review

Flexibility for $280. The Flex 6 11 tries to be both an inexpensive Windows tablet and a laptop all at once. It does the job decently enough for a Celeron-based system, but the subpar display leaves a lot to be desired even at this low price range.
Intel Celeron N4000 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
PC and tablet markets to decline by 2.1 percent by end of 2018 (source: Canalys)

Gaming laptops, Chromebooks, and convertibles are keeping the PC market afloat

Laptops, smartphones, and convertibles are slowly eating into the shrinking tablet market. The biggest bright spot is perhaps the convertible notebook market with the only positive compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent until ...
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315 (Source: Acer)

The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is now official, coming to North America in July

The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 15 promises to deliver a 13-hour battery life and features two upward-facing speakers, as well as full support for Android apps via Google Play. It is expected to reach the North American marke...
Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: No more loud fans for the Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible thanks to the latest BIOS update

The latest BIOS update for the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible should take care of the fans issue, revealed Frank Azor on Twitter yesterday. In the last month, more users complained that the fans of the new XPS 2-in-1 are extremely l...
Select Acer laptops will ship with Amazon Alexa pre-installed (Source: Acer)

Select Acer laptops will ship with Amazon Alexa pre-installed

Control your smart home with a compatible Acer laptop. The free update will begin rolling out today for Spin 3 and Spin 5 owners with more on store shelves beginning in June. Instead of offering the software as an option, however,...
The Surface RT. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft rumored to soon make low-cost Surface tablets with USB Type-C to rival the iPad

Rumors are flying concerning Microsoft's Surface line, speculating that the Redmond regent may soon produce another low-cost Surface tablet to compete directly against Apple's iPad. If true, the budget Surface will feature a 10-in...
Upcoming HP EliteBook x360 G3 convertible promises a ridiculously bright 700-nit display (Source: HP)

Upcoming HP EliteBook x360 G3 convertible promises a ridiculously bright 700-nit display

Tired of not being able to see your laptop screen when outdoors? HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is going to be almost three times brighter than the average Ultrabook to overcome both glare and sunlight for improved outdoor visibility...
New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

HP has announced refreshes to its Envy notebook lineup including the Envy 13, Envy 17, Envy x360 13, and Envy x360 15. The standout feature of these notebooks is the new minimalist chiseled appearance similar to the patterning fou...

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