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Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

80% Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

Back to school. The Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (also known as the Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1) is a sturdy, well-built Chromebook targeted squarely at the education sector. While the design leaves much to be desired, it is a competent low-end machine and should be rugged enough to withstand the abuse of a classroom.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon

Lenovo is late to its own party as even retailers have the flagship Yoga C930 in stock before the official OEM launch. We can confirm that some retailers have been shipping the latest Lenovo convertible to consumers earlier than e...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

October 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 Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

Kaby Lake-G workstation. As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Intel Core i7-8706G | AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) will be launched in November. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE)

Samsung has issued a press release to detail the introduction of the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE). This new variant of the Chromebook Plus V2 features an additional special feature that is aimed at appeasing users of the device who ar...
Lenovo Y Series notebook, Lenovo dominates the PC market Q3 2018

​Lenovo dominates the PC market

Both IDC and Gartner revealed that Lenovo dominated the global PC market in the third quarter of the year, shipping around 16 million desktops, notebooks, and workstations out of a total of 67.4 million (according to IDC), and 67....
The Google Pixel Slate could support dual-booting into Windows 10 in the near future. (Source: Google)

Intel inside the new Pixel Slate hints at future Windows 10 support

There have been rumors swirling for a while that Google is planning on adding support for Windows 10 on Chrome OS devices. The inclusion of Intel silicon inside the new Pixel Slate instead of ARM hints that Google still has plans ...
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 now available for US$699 (Source: Best Buy)

The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook with Intel Core i5 goes on sale for US$699

Unveiled at IFA 2018, the 15.6-inch Lenovo Yoga Chromebook convertible is now finally available for purchase. Sadly, there is a single configuration available for now, which carries a price tag that reads US$699 and features an In...
While our review was positive overall, performance was definitely a low point for the Spectre.

Update | Disabling ULPS may reduce GPU throttling on Kaby Lake G based HP Spectre x360 systems and more

In our HP Spectre x360 review, we found that GPU performance was very poor in games, where it often throttled down to 400 MHz, less than half of its rated clock speed. Thankfully, there is a solution that should prevent such throt...
Narrow bezels are coming to the HP Chromebook x360 14 this month (Source: HP)

Narrow bezels are coming to the HP Chromebook x360 14 convertible this month

HP will be integrating some features mainstream consumers have been enjoying these past few years onto its upcoming Chromebook. Namely, the new Chromebook x360 14 will be getting USB Type-C charging and narrow 7.5 mm bezels for im...
Microsoft is apparently not keen on providing USB Type-C if it requires sacrificing USB Type-A. (Source: Lance Ulanoff via Medium)

Panos Panay justifies the absence of USB Type-C on the new Surface devices

Panos Panay opened up on why the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 lack a USB Type-C port while the Surface Studio 2, Surface Go, and even the Surface Headphones have one such port. Panay insisted that USB Type-C will not be at t...
HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (i5-8350U, SSD, 3k) 2-in-1 Review

88% HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (i5-8350U, SSD, 3k) 2-in-1 Review

Complete redesign. Hewlett-Packard's Elite x2 1013 G3 is a 13-inch 2-in-1 equipped with a powerful quad-core CPU, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3:2 3k display, an active stylus, and a keyboard dock.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.2 kg
The new Surface Pro 6 is now available in black, in addition to the platinum option. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft officially unveils the Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 tablet

The Surface Pro 6 tablet is now available in black, as well as the usual platinum color option. Users can now choose among Intel's i5-8250U and i7-8550U ULV CPUs, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB/ 1 TB PCIe NVMe storag...
US customers will be able to sign up for the All Access monthly subscription plan for Surface PCs. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft launches Surface All Access subscription deals

Fancy one of the new Surface devices from Microsoft, but can’t afford to drop the cash up front? Microsoft’s new All Access subscription plan will let you pay off your new Surface and bundled Office 365 subscription over 24 months...
HP announces Spectre Folio 2-in-1 just a day ahead of Microsoft's Surface event (Source: HP)

HP announces Spectre Folio 2-in-1 just a day ahead of Microsoft's Surface event

Dual-core Amber Lake-Y CPUs will debut on the Spectre Folio convertible when it launches later this month for $1400 USD. Perhaps not by coincidence, the conference was streamed live this morning in the very same city that Microsof...
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

83% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

Great for the price. The latest VivoBook convertible gets more right than wrong. Though not a huge upgrade over last year's model in terms of features and internal specifications, its chassis is now sleeker and more visually appealing for its sub $800 price range.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet previewed ahead of official announcement

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet previewed ahead of official announcement

The sixth version of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet was supposed to finally include USB-C connectors, but an early unboxing unveiled that this may not be the case. The overall design appears to be almost unchanged, however, the har...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible successor not coming in Q1-Q2 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 will not get a successor in the first half of 2019

Since the arrival of the XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB of memory has been pushed all the way into the first part of 2019, it seems that those waiting for the successor to the current generation will have to wait some more. Ac...
The next Windows update is known as Redstone 5...until October, at least. (Source: NeoWin)

Windows 10 October update release may coincide with the Surface event

The next update to Windows 10 may be rolled out in the next month. In fact, some leaks claim that this will commence on the same day on which the new Surface products are to be launched. However, for that to pan out, it leaves Mic...
The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors

Aside from a couple of Samsung smartphones catching fire, the week has been slow in terms of rumors and releases. Just a couple of noteworthy new laptops are launching while everyone else is left wondering what new smartphones Goo...
The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)

Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders

The latest leaked renders of the next gen Pixelbook tablet reveal a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself appears to feature at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fingerpr...
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

86% HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

Versatile and suitable for daily use The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 is an affordable 14-inch convertible that HP has designed with professionals and smaller businesses in mind. The x360 440 G1 is a versatile device thanks to its convertible design and long battery life. Find out in this detailed review whether the ProBook x360 440 G1 has any drawbacks and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The next generation Pixelbook could also support Win 10. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Chrome OS 69 brings official support for Linux apps

Google has released the latest version of Chrome OS, and it includes support for Linux applications for the first time. Also baked in is Google’s Material Design 2.0 theme, which brings Chrome OS a little more in line with the loo...
Asus updates VivoBook Flip 14 convertible with Kaby Lake-R and a refreshed chassis design (Source: Asus)

Asus launches refreshed VivoBook Flip 14 convertible with Kaby Lake-R and a new chassis

The new aluminum design trims off almost 2 mm from the bezels compared to the last generation model without impacting battery life or connectivity features. The affordable convertible is now shipping on Amazon and other online ret...
Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU (Source: Gadget Falcon)

Gadget Labs Falcon is an 8-inch convertible laptop with a modern Pentium Silver CPU

The OEM is looking to secure funding via Kickstarter to launch one of the smallest Windows laptops around. The Falcon promises USB Type-C, a 1080p IPS touchscreen, and a water-resistant keyboard for what we hope will be an afforda...
Samsung Galaxy Book convertible successor checks in at FCC

Next-gen Samsung Galaxy Book surfaces on FCC

A few months after being spotted on the website of the Russian certification authority EEC, the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Book finally arrives at the well-known FCC. Earlier this month, the device also received the approval of the S...
New Microsoft Surface models expected at October press event

New Microsoft Surface models expected at October press event

Microsoft could be demoing its new "Modern Life Services" next month during a live event in New York City. There is a good chance of new Surface announcements to take advantage of the Holiday shopping season. A full Surface tablet...
Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

79% Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

Not that flexible. Lenovo's Flex 5 is an affordable 2-in-1 that looks and feels great for the price with plenty of integrated ports. Unfortunately, the dim display and poor Turbo Boost performance leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible teaser, 32 GB variant coming in early 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 with 32 GB RAM might show up in early 2019, no LTE version in the cards

The last time he talked about its launch, Frank Azor said that the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible with 32 GB of memory should arrive at the end of the year. Now, he just revealed that this might happen in the first quarter of 2019 a...
The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018 (Image source: IFA-berlin.com)

The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018

The tech world has been on fire these past few weeks with not one, but two major press events. After Nvidia unveiled its GeForce RTX GPUs at Gamescom, more OEMs unveiled brand new refreshed products at IFA in Berlin equipped with ...
The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC. (Source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS is the first Snapdragon 850 notebook

At its TechLife event at IFA 2018, Lenovo unveiled the world's first Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-powered 2-in-1 — the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS. The Yoga C630 has an integrated Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and promises a 30% performance increa...
GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

IFA 2018 | The new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 7000 sports a '1D10' NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

We had an opportunity to play around with the new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 notebooks at IFA 2018 and were glad to see that the 15 and 17-inch versions sport the '1D10' version of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. The '1D10' version o...
Lenovo Yoga Book C930 comes with an impressive 1080p 10.8-inch E-ink touchscreen (Source: Lenovo)

IFA 2018 | Lenovo Yoga Book C930 uses a 1080p E-ink touchscreen for a keyboard because why not

Why use a boring ol' physical keyboard when you can use a 1080p E-ink touchscreen instead? The second generation Yoga Book is as unique as a netbook can get with its combination of a primary 10.8-inch 1600p IPS display and a secon...
"Yoga" will no longer imply a 2-in-1 laptop under new Lenovo naming convention (Image source: Wikia)

IFA 2018 | Lenovo is flipping its naming conventions upside-down, "Yoga" will no longer imply a 2-in-1 laptop

It's not easy categorizing a growing lineup of products for consumers to understand when new models are constantly being introduced. Lenovo will be changing its Yoga branding to something more self-explanatory for shoppers and the...
Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

IFA 2018 | Watchband no more — Lenovo Yoga C930 convertible is ditching the iconic hinge for more powerful speakers

The intricate and unique watchband hinge of previous Yoga 900 models will be dropped in favor of more powerful Dolby Atmos speakers starting with the Yoga C930. Much of the core hardware and processor features remain identical to ...
The Lenovo Yoga is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

IFA 2018 | The Lenovo Yoga Chromebook is a 15-inch Chromebook with a 4K UHD touchscreen

Lenovo is carving itself a niche in the Chromebooks space by offering a large convertible in contrast to the sea of smaller and cheaper alternatives. The extra girth has allowed for higher-end specifications and a potentially smoo...
Lenovo Ideapad C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming with USB Type-C charging for $250 USD

IFA 2018 | Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming for $250 USD

The MediaTek-powered Chromebooks were "built for Android Play Store Apps" with USB Type-C video-out and charging for added versatility. Lenovo will soon have Chromebooks from as small as 11.6-inch in screen size to as large as 15....
The Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and ZenBook Flip 15. (Source: Asus)

IFA 2018 | Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and the ZenBook Flip 15 get the Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' treatment and a few extra goodies

Asus has unveiled updates to its ZenBook Flip lineup of convertibles. Both the ZenBook Flip 13 and Flip 15 sport even more slimmer bezels than their predecessors and come upgraded with the latest Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. The Z...
Toshiba Portege X30T detachable coming with Kaby Lake-R and an integrated VGA port (Source: Toshiba)

IFA 2018 | Toshiba Portege X30T detachable coming with Kaby Lake-R and an integrated VGA port

The Toshiba Portege family has always been special with its matte touchscreens, integrated VGA ports, and unique magnesium alloy designs that look very different from the more popular Lenovo ThinkPad and Dell Latitude competitors....
The Acer Swift 5 15-inch is now available with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' CPUs. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer updates the Swift 3 and Swift 5 notebooks with Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' options

Acer is announcing updates to its Swift lineup at IFA 2018. The new Swift 3 and Swift 5 are powered by the new Intel 'Whiskey Lake-U' processors and retain most characteristics of their predecessors but feature the near bezel-less...
The XPS 13 2-in-1 is coming back with Intel Amber Lake SoCs for $1000 USD

IFA 2018 | The XPS 13 2-in-1 is coming back with Intel Amber Lake SoCs for $1000 USD

The XPS 13 convertible is returning next month with refreshed Intel 8th gen Y-series CPUs. Dell will be sticking with the same design, but they have suggested that the series has been successful enough that a full refresh will alm...
Dell is refreshing its entire Inspiron family with new designs and Intel Whiskey Lake

IFA 2018 | Dell is refreshing its entire Inspiron 7000 family with new designs and Intel Whiskey Lake

The 13-inch Inspiron 13 7386, 15-inch Inspiron 15 7586, and Inspiron 17 7786 convertible notebooks will all carry similar CPU Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U options when they launch in early October. Their announcements supplement the...
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 and Inspiron 14 Chromebook coming this October for $600 USD

IFA 2018 | Dell Inspiron 14 5000 and Inspiron Chromebook 14 coming this October for $600 USD

The systems will carry new ULV Whiskey Lake and Kaby Lake options including the Core i3-8145U, i5-8265U, i7-8565U, and i3-8130U. The Windows version will have discrete GeForce MX130 options while the Chromebook version will integr...
Trekstor Primetab T13B

75% Trekstor Primetab T13B (N4200, HD505) Convertible Review

The Surftab becomes the Primetab. The Primetab T13B, a 2-in-1 tablet with an attachable keyboard cover, is Trekstor's latest contribution to the tablet market. At less than 400 Euros (~$460), the price is already a strong argument in favor of the Windows tablet. Curious what else the Trekstor device has to offer? Our review tells all.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
New Lenovo Yoga C930 Convertible: Manufacturer leaks spec-sheet ahead of official annoucement

New Lenovo Yoga C930 Convertible: Manufacturer leaks spec-sheet ahead of official annoucement

Somebody was apparently too hasty: The data-sheet of the Lenovo's upcoming convertible flagship for consumers is already online on Lenovo's own site – despite the fact that the Lenovo Yoga C930 has not been announced yet.
HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

Awesome hardware, mixed performance. Kaby Lake-G has been impressive thus far, but its overall performance depends wholly on how OEMs implement the hardware. The HP Spectre x360 15 is unfortunately not the best example of the Intel-AMD platform with its substantial throttling issues.
Intel Core i7-8705G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo Tablet 10 convertible with Intel Celeron N4100 (Source: Lenovo US)

Gemini Lake-powered Lenovo Tablet 10 convertible hits the market for US$449

This week, Lenovo silently added the 10.1-inch Tablet 10 convertible to its portfolio. This Windows-driven tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processor and features a detachable keyboard and full pen input suppor...
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...

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