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A comparison between the Surface Pro 4 and a faulty Surface Pro 2017 showing the excessive backlight bleed on the latter. (Source: Surface Guy)

Complaints growing regarding excessive backlight bleed on Surface Pro 2017

Microsoft uses their line of Surface devices to help set an example for OEMs; however, their quality control appears to have slipped a bit as over 200 users have claimed on the Microsoft forums that their devices are showing excessive backlight bleed.
The device we're all waiting for just got a little further away. (Source: The Ledger Gazette)

Microsoft crushes hopes of current Windows Phone users — no full Windows 10 coming to existing handsets

A Microsoft exec has clarified that Windows 10 on ARM will not be coming to any existing Windows phones, as the OS is designed for a "desktop experience" rather than a phone one.
(Source: Microsoft)

Opinion: It's time we talked about throttling in reviews

Due to the prevalence of thermal throttling and new passive-cooling technologies, it is no longer enough to run a few short benchmarks and declare a machine's performance is satisfactory.
Surface Pro 2017 plagued by hibernation bug, Microsoft working on it

Microsoft Surface Pro has a hibernation-related bug

The successor of the Surface Pro 4 is now facing a new bug, this time involving random entries in hibernation mode. Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has already identified the issue and a fix should arrive soon.
Eve V convertible tablet delayed, but promises to come out with an improved display

Crowdfunded Eve V tablet gets delayed

Since the Eve V is a crowdfunded project, it is not surprising to see it facing multiple delays. However, this time the manufacturer allows its backers to choose an improved display without paying anything extra.
Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 now available for $1199 USD

Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 now available for $1199 USD

The "world's thinnest and lightest Windows-based 2-in-1" will have optional WiTricity wireless charging mat and detachable keyboard accessories.
Lenovo confirms IFA 2017 keynote on August 31st (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo confirms IFA 2017 keynote set for August 31st

The keynote is scheduled for 23:00 local time the day before the official start of IFA 2017 where new product announcements are expected to be announced.
Acer Spin 1 (N3450, FHD) Convertible Review

79% Acer Spin 1 (N3450, FHD) Convertible Review

Untiring.Acer's 11.6-inch convertible pleases with a very long battery life and an IPS display with stable viewing angles.
Intel Celeron N3450 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft's rumored upcoming phone might feature HoloLens like capabilities along with the ability to run full Windows. (Source: Digital Trends)

New Windows Mobile device being prototyped by Microsoft, likely AR/VR focussed

A new mobile device prototype, which could likely be focused on AR/VR, is doing the rounds in Microsoft HQ that could possibly signal the company's efforts for a comeback in mobile.
Microsoft Surface Pro series facing heavy throttling issues

Microsoft Surface Pro series facing heavy throttling issues

Microsoft is promising up to 50 percent more performance with its latest generation of passively-cooled and actively-cooled Surface Pro tablets. Our own tests, however, show something far more disappointing.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo's refreshed 2017 lineup of budget to mainstream consumer offerings range from as low as 320 Euros for the 15-inch IdeaPad 320 to as high as 1200 Euros for the 15.6-inch Yoga 720.
Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America

The existing MateBook X, MateBook D, and MateBook E should be shipping within the next few months with online pre-orders beginning tomorrow.
UK PC market expected to slip by 6.8 percent this year

UK PC market expected to slip by 6.8 percent this year

The overall PC market in the UK may be shrinking, but a greater proportion of sales are expected to be made up of 2-in-1s, convertibles, detachables, and ultra-slim notebooks instead of the standard traditional laptop.
Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Laptop Review

80% Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Laptop Review

Barebones utilitarianism… One truly bright spot for Chromebooks has been the education sector, wherein their adoption has been disproportionately high. In recognition of this opportunity, Lenovo seizes the moment with what is arguably their most utilitarian—yet still affordable—notebook to date, specifically intended for students.
Mediatek MT8173C | PowerVR GX6250 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Panasonic: Toughbook CF-XZ6 announced

Panasonic: Toughbook CF-XZ6 announced

Toughbook goes Business. With the new CF-XZ6, Panasonic has announced a particularly slim convertible for the first time, which is aimed at business users. The detachable with a total weight of about 1.2 kg (~2.6 lb) lacks prominent bumpers and features many interfaces. On top of that, it delivers a battery life of up to 14 hours.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro with included S Pen. (Source: Best Buy)

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is now available

Samsung's newest laptop is its first with an S Pen. Available in 13.3- and 15-inch models, the Notebook 9 Pro starts at $1,099.
Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Convertible Powerhouse. The Lenovo Yoga line has long been the leader in the 2-in-1 notebook market. With the redesigned Yoga 720, the Chinese manufacturer looks to expand that dominance. Can the 15-inch model be flexible enough for consumers, or will it snap under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with Intel Core i7 CPU compares to its competitors is the subject of our comprehensive review.
Update: Battery runtime and measurements of the WQHD-IPS panel added.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH (N4200, HD) Laptop Review

79% Asus VivoBook Flip 12 TP203NAH (N4200, HD) Laptop Review

Unremarkable. The Asus convertible has an Apollo Lake processor on board and offers a lot of storage space. The battery life can be called average at best. At a price of almost 500 Euros (~$560), the device is not one of the most affordable models.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
An arist's conceptual render of what a Surface smartphone might look like. (Source: Nasir Aslam)

Microsoft gives an enigmatic promise of what its Surface brand smartphone might be

Microsoft executives have made intriguing promises of what we should expect from the company's upcoming Surface branded smartphone device. More accurately, Microsoft has told us what not to expect from the device: anything but the ordinary.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (i5-7Y54) Tablet Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (i5-7Y54) Tablet Review

Evolution, not revolution. The first generation of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet was decent, but it had its fair share of flaws. A year later, the latest version has seen little more than a chipset refresh with a few component updates. Is that enough to remain competitive?
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12" | 1.1 kg
Trade in your old MacBook or iPad and get up to US$850 off a new Surface. (Source: Microsoft)

Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
Looks great and costs little—the Samsung Chromebook Plus on Amazon is currently a steal. (Source: Amazon)

Get the versatile Samsung Chromebook Plus at its lowest price yet

It's a Chrome OS laptop and an Android tablet, and it's currently at its lowest price ever. You can get the recently-released Samsung Chromebook Plus from Amazon for only $379 while the deal lasts.
Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

84% Fujitsu Lifebook P727 (i7, 16 GB, LTE) Convertible Review

Legacy Ready. Fujitsu was one of the last few manufacturers whose convertibles were still equipped with the older rotating hinges, and the Lifebook P727 is Fujitsu's first convertible with real 360° hinges that is supposed to lure over a few Dell, HP, and Lenovo customers. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the Lifebook is capable thereof.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review

86% HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review

Business racer. HP is the only manufacturer offering a premium device with Windows 10 Mobile, which is mainly targeted towards business customers. Besides a large display, the customer also receives a strong battery, and a robust case, which can even run x86 programs with HP Workspace.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.96" | 195 g
Source: Amazon

Asus Chromebook Flip C213 now listed on Amazon

The C213 is meant for education markets, but its solid spec sheet, ample connectivity, and option for an HD+ screen could make it a sleeper hit among Chromebook users.
The Dell XPS 12 with detachable keyboard. (Source: Dell)

Amazon has a pretty good deal on a 4K 2-in-1 Dell laptop right now

If you're on the hunt for a cheap 2-in-1 notebook with a 4K touchscreen, look no further than the Dell XPS 12. Currently selling on Amazon for just over half-price, this laptop may not be packing the latest and greatest but suffices for general tasks.
Dell downplays popularity of slate tablets ahead of Apple's WDCC next week

Dell downplays popularity of slate tablets ahead of Apple's WWDC next week

Dell cites a shrinking tablet market to boast its successful and fast-growing series of 2-in-1 XPS and Latitude notebooks.
Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever (Source: Roland Quandt)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever

The Eve V is marketed as a tablet that the Surface Pro 4 should have been. Features include double USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, larger capacity battery, fingerprint reader, and Bluetooth-enabled detachable keyboard base.
AMD teased Ryzen mobile chips for every portable form-factor.

COMPUTEX 2017 | AMD talks up Ryzen Mobile, showcases more laptops

AMD gave a few more details on its future plans for Ryzen-powered laptops, including 2-in-1, thin-and-light, gaming, and consumer form-factors. Two new AMD-powered (FX, not Ryzen) laptops from Acer and Dell were also showcased.
Thin and flexible, the Asus ZenBook Flip S is a good fit in any situation. (Source: ASUS)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Asus Zenbook Flip S is the thinnest 2-in-1 laptop yet

At 10.9 millimeters thin and just over 2 pounds heavy, the new ZenBook Flip S from Asus is the epitome of portability as far as convertible notebooks go.
Surface Book with Performance Base Review – 1 TB SSD Update

Surface Book with Performance Base Review – 1 TB SSD Update

Top model. We review the high-end SKU of Microsoft's luxury 2-in-1 with a fast 1 TB NVMe-SSD and 16 GB DDR4 of RAM. We check the differences to the entry-level version from 2017 that we have already reviewed.
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 13.5" | 1.7 kg
Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

Great display. In the 13.3-inch XPS 13 convertible, Dell bets on a razor-sharp QHD+ display, which offers a good color presentation. However compared to the XPS 13 FHD model, the screen causes a significantly lower battery life. Thanks to a passively cooled CPU, the computer always runs quietly.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
E FUN Nextbook Ares 11A Android tablet with keyboard dock and Intel Atom Z8350 processor

E FUN launches Nextbook Ares 11A tablet

This new 2-in-1 convertible Android tablet has an 11.6-inch IPS display, is powered by the Intel Atom Z8350 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Those interested can purchase it from Walmart for $179 USD.
Nvidia is claiming that the MX150 will provide up to 3-times the performance-per-watt as the 940MX. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's power-efficient MX150 notebook GPU officially released

Nvidia has made its low-cost and power-efficient MX150 official today. The Pascal-based GPU is touted to beat its closest predecessor, the 940MX, in both flat-out performance and performance-per-watt.
Acer Spin 1 convertible with Active Stylus support and Intel Celeron/Pentium processor options

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer Spin 1 convertible now official

The new Spin 1 convertible comes with a slimmer, lighter, and sturdier design than its predecessor, featuring Intel Celeron and Pentium processor options, up to 128 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM.
This is what an extra $1,200 gets you. (Source: Amazon Japan)

Special edition VAIO Z Flip makes engine noises on boot-up, forms a dent in your wallet upon purchase

A Mercedes-Benz–branded VAIO Z Flip is now available for purchase, but is currently limited to Japan. The special edition notebook hopes to entice buyers with its generously-applied logos and a unique boot-up feature, but its high asking price may instead drive them away.
Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

The early bird price will be available to only the first few hundred backers before prices go up to the ~$350 USD range for the entry-level SKU. Even so, the 2-in-1 will pack impressive features compared to the pricier Surface Pro 4 alternative.
Image: Huawei

Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
The Surface Pro makes enough iterative upgrades over the Pro 4 to make it a solid entry in the series, but the omission of USB Type-C is still glaring. (Source: Microsoft)

Just call it the Surface Pro: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro update in Shanghai

Microsoft has unveiled an update to the Surface Pro 4, dubbed simply "Surface Pro". The new Surface Pro sports slightly redesigned chassis that makes it both thinner and lighter while rounding out the sharp edges, and also boasts a better screen and battery over the previous generation.
HP Spectre x2 Windows convertible with Kaby Lake processor, Bang & Olufsen audio

HP Spectre x2 now official

Less than a day after the official images surfaced online, the new Spectre x2 convertible is official. Just as rumored, it features a 12.3-inch display, two Kaby Lake processor options, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. It will hit the market next month starting at $999.99 USD.
HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) Windows convertible tablet with Kaby Lake processor and Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics

HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) images show up online

This updated convertible tablet promises to arrive soon with a 12.3-inch IPS display, as well as two processor options that belong to the Kaby Lake lineup, Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics, Bang & Olufsen audio, and more.
Unconfirmed Surface Pro 5 renders show a largely unchanged design

Unconfirmed Surface Pro 5 renders show a largely unchanged design

The leaked images show the exact same port selection as on the Surface Pro 4 with no Thunderbolt 3 or even USB Type-C options.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake processor coming to the US June 2017

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible coming to the US later this month

Packing 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, this rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 on board will hit the US market later this month, starting around $3,649 USD.
Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

79% Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

Magnesium. With its rare Atom x7-Z8750, 8 GB of RAM, and Android 6 / Windows 10 dual-boot capabilities, Teclast's Tbook 16 Power stands out against the crowd. By pushing it through our extensive test course we've found several problems along the way.
Intel Atom x7-Z8750 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 897 g
Image: Lenovo

Lenovo updates Flex line of notebooks with a new design and improved internals

The new and improved Flex 5 14" and Flex 5 15" have slimmer bezels, Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, and NVIDIA's GeForce 940 MX GPU.
Huawei MateBook E Windows 10 convertible coming late May 2017

Huawei to launch three new MateBooks next week

The company's CEO has recently revealed that the three upcoming Windows 10 laptops by Huawei are scheduled to be unveiled at the end of next week as MateBook D, MateBook E, and MateBook X.
Samsung Chromebook Pro Chromebook with pen support

Samsung Chromebook Pro now available for pre-order on Amazon

This Intel Core m3-6Y30-powered Chromebook with pen support and a 360-degree rotating touchscreen can be finally pre-ordered for $549.99 USD, about $100 USD more than its ARM-driven sibling known as Samsung Chromebook Plus.
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Classy and versatile! Lenovo crams energy-efficient components into their new 13-inch convertible while at the same time managing not to skimp on battery capacity. Find out what else the Yoga 720 has to offer in our extensive review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP Elite x2 finally coming with Core ix CPUs starting at $1099 USD

HP Elite x2 1012 finally coming with Core ix CPUs starting at $1099 USD

One of the best alternatives to the Surface Pro 4 is getting faster and better with SIM, Thunderbolt 3, Skype for Business certification, and Windows Hello compatibility.

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