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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
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

June 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.
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...
Asus NovaGo TP370QL (Snapdragon 835) Convertible Preview

Asus NovaGo TP370QL (Snapdragon 835) Convertible Preview

PC with smartphone SoC. The Asus NovaGo is one of the first devices equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor, which is usually used for smartphones and tablets. We got our hands on a pre-production sample and tested how the compact convertible handles Windows and daily tasks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The HP Chromebook x2 will ship on June 7. (Source: Best Buy)

HP Chromebook x2 up for pre-order at Best Buy

HP's premium Chromebook X2 is up for pre-order at Best Buy. The x2, which is expected to ship June 7, is one of the first true 2-in-1 Chromebooks on the market that offers a detachable display allowing it to be used as a standalon...
The slim design can still pack impressive specs for a 13-incher. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo's 13-inch Yoga 730 2-in-1 notebooks now available

With the 13-inch variant of the Yoga 730, users can get an FHD IPS touchscreen, and can opt for an i7-8550U or an i5-8250U CPU. They can further add 8 or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. This model specifica...
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Flexibility for the masses. Lenovo's 13.3-inch Yoga 730 is an elegantly designed consumer 2-in-1 with impressive performance, great ergonomics and good battery life. Throttling under heavy load remains an issue, however - although that's less of a drawback than one might think.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Image source: Dell and Nvidia (w/ edits)

Frank Azor: "Don't hold your breath" for a 13-inch XPS 2-in-1 with a dedicated GPU

Responding to a question on Twitter, Frank Azor bluntly stated that the likelihood of a dedicated GPU making its way into Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 is slim to none. "Don't hold your breath," said Azor, effectively squashing any hope of...
Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box Review

Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box Review

60 FPS gaming on an Ultrabook. Aorus is well-known for cramming as much power as possible in the smallest form factors and the $700 USD Gaming Box is no different. The eGPU promises to turbocharge any Thunderbolt 3 PC to be a gaming monster. Our tests reveal that Aorus is true to its word, albeit with some notable software hiccups and asterisks that every potential owner should know about before purchasing.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) | | 2.4 kg
The premium Google Pixelbook Chromebook received a rating of "good" in our November 2017 review. (Source: Own)

Dell and HP may be working on premium Chromebooks

There has been a report suggesting that Dell and HP could be working on new high-end Chromebooks. Currently, there are scant options when it comes to choosing a premium Chromebook for use in the enterprise sector; the Google Pixel...
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) was delayed due to the the mag lev keyboard

Although the new XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) was supposed to begin shipping more than a week ago, Frank Azor has just confirmed that many early adopters still have to receive their machines due to a delay that has been caused by "a small...
The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible is now suddenly $200 cheaper (Image source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible is now suddenly $200 cheaper

Dell has introduced a new SKU to its lineup that halves the storage capacity for a cheaper introductory price of $1300 USD. Core specifications are otherwise untouched from the Core i5-8305G CPU, FHD touchscreen, Radeon Vega M GL ...
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA (N4200, FHD) Convertible Review

80% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA (N4200, FHD) Convertible Review

A good deal The VivoBook Flip scores points with its high-contrast IPS touch screen and silent operation. The former can also be used for inputs with an active stylus.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey

Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey - Who has the best laptop service?

To find the notebook that is best suited for your individual requirements is one thing, but what happens when there are software or hardware problems? How good are the business services really? We asked our readers about their experiences with the service and support from their favorite manufacturers. Find out about the outcome of our survey with more than 1000 participants here. Update 25.04.2018: English Graphs added.
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 convertible with Cofee Lake and Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a business version of the XPS 9575, but with Radeon Pro WX graphics

The new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a less powerful — but convertible — sibling of the 15.6-inch Precision 5530 mobile workstation. Its specs are similar to those of the Dell XPS 9575, but this mobile workstation features Radeon...
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

81% Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Wasted potential. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 comes with a powerful quad-core processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The battery life is also good. However, the fan is uncomfortably loud under load.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Dell XPS 15 9575

87% Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

Instant XPS classic. Dell is betting big on the unproven Kaby Lake-G platform and its MagLev keyboard to carry the new XPS 15 2-in-1 forward. The end result feels like the XPS we know and love while being thinner, quieter, cooler, and nearly as powerful as the standard XPS 15 that it derives from.
Intel Core i5-8305G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Best of both worlds. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 for business professionals. While the top of the line configuration is an excellent machine, this mid-tier model may be the best solution for most users in need of a well-styled hybrid business device.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. (Source: Dell)

Dell silently launches AMD Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks

Dell has launched the new Inspiron 13 7000 convertible and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen APUs without much fanfare. Both notebooks come with options of either the Ryzen 5 2500U or the Ryzen 7 2700U APU and are av...
The Samsung Chromebook Pro now includes a backlit keyboard. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Chromebook Pro gets refresh with backlit keyboard

The Samsung Pro now comes with its most requested feature -- a backlit keyboard. In all other respects the device remains the same, but its newest feature makes it a viable alternative for users who normally buy higher end Windows...
The 2-in-1 convertible can even be considered a slim gaming laptop.

85% Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050) Convertible Review

Display upgrade vs. SSD downgrade. On the outside, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is easily recognizable as the gaming version of the Acer Spin 5. However, trying to find other differences between the two convertibles is more difficult - there do not seem to be any at first glance. Is the Nitro hoping to reach gamer status by its red stripes alone, or does it have more to offer? We have put it to the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018 (Source: Gartner)

Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018

Sales of desktop PCs and laptops are continuing their downward trend into the new year according to Gartner. While EMEA is seeing a slight uptick, the sharper declines in other regions worldwide paint a more pessimistic picture. T...
Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

With the promise of all-day battery life, always-on LTE, and smartphone-like standby and resume, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices are here. Windows 10 on ARM may be great feat of engineering, but it does come with limitations u...
The HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook. (Source: HP)

HP Pavilion and Pavilion x360 notebooks get the thin bezel treatment

HP has refreshed the Pavilion and Pavilion x360 lineup with modern thin bezel designs, borrowing many cues from the premium Envy series. Both the Pavilion and the Pavilion x360 come in 14 and 15-inch versions and come in a range o...
Microsoft is laying the foundation for 64-bit apps for Windows 10 on ARM. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit app support inbound

If Microsoft is serious about keeping its Windows 10 on ARM dreams alive, it needs to bring support for 64-bit x86-based apps to the platform as soon as possible. A new SDK set to be introduced next month could help make this happ...
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5. (Source: HP)

HP announces the ZBook Studio X360 G5 with workstation internals in a consumer-style body

The newly announced HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 is a creator and designer focused convertible that packs workstation class Intel Xeon and Nvidia Quadro hardware into a flexible device. It features a screen that meets 100% of the Adobe...
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Affordable ThinkPad Yoga Convertibles are on everyone's lips these days, a category which Lenovo helped to pioneer. The ThinkPad L380 Yoga is an affordable convertible that expands Lenovo’s business range. Find out in this detailed review whether this economy ThinkPad Yoga does enough to convince us.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 4K, SSD, HDD) Convertible Review

82% Asus ZenBook Flip 15 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 4K, SSD, HDD) Convertible Review

Well-conceived convertible! The ZenBook Flip combines a multitude of devices into one. The suitability for gaming is no more a problem for the slim convertible than CPU-heavy applications are. This detailed review will show whether there is a catch somewhere.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Special Edition. (Source: Dell)

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 gets a 'Special Edition' that includes dedicated graphics

The new Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Special Edition brings dedicated 10-series Nvidia graphics for improved hardware acceleration in supported software. In a nod to creators and those who prefer to hand write digital notes, Dell has i...
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U) Convertible Review

89% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U) Convertible Review

Surface Pro Pro? The Latitude 5290 seeks to be a Surface Pro for business professionals. Equipped with an 8th-gen Intel SoC, NVMe SSD, and a bright and vivid touchscreen display, can this $1,932 convertible make a compelling case for its value as a business asset?
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.3 kg
The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is now available for ordering from Dell's website. (Source: Dell)

Update: Now Official | The XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) gets listed on Dell's website

The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 finally gets a listing on Dell's website. The convertible notebook comes with a choice of Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i5 and Core i7 processors and offers a few other configuration options. Prices start from US...
The XPS 15 9575 is the first laptop to ship on the new Intel-AMD RX Vega M platform.

Unfortunately, the XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 has soldered RAM

Dell's much-awaited 15-inch convertible, the XPS 15 9575, went on sale yesterday. Although Dell originally touted up to 32GB of RAM, it seems that this configuration is impossible to attain for the time being. The XPS 15 9575's RA...

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