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HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

80% HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Mostly solid. The Envy features a powerful Ryzen 5 2500 APU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a backlit keyboard. In addition to input by fingers, the touchscreen also supports an optional stylus pen made by HP. Unfortunately, the dark display and occasional crashes dampen our expectations and the overall impression.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Both sides of the central display expand via a sliding mechanism. (Source: Patently Mobile)

Samsung is patenting slide-out displays for future phablets

The highly anticipated foldable phone from Samsung might include a slide-out display system, which would provide a wider screen suitable for movie-watching, streaming and playing games, especially when the 5G networks go online. T...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (i7-8550U, HDR WQHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (i7-8550U, HDR WQHD) Convertible Review

State of the Art. Lenovo's new, classy (and expensive) convertible from the ThinkPad business series has amped up its hardware. Of course, one of the highlights is the HDR-capable Dolby Vision display, but the up-to-date port selection also puts the device in a great position. The manufacturer has made (almost) no mistakes - we only found one little point of criticism towards the end of the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Surface Pro owners becoming irate over ongoing Surface Pen bug (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro owners growing irate over annoying Surface Pen bug

Holding the Surface Pro with one hand while drawing with a Surface Pen on the other is apparently enough to "break" the tablet. A small but annoying bug reduces the accuracy of the Surface Pen if the user is touching the screen at...
Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

The same case but with a different name. The ThinkPad X380 shines with a fast NVMe SSD, a thin case and great battery life. The built-in quad-core Core i7 CPU cannot maintain its full performance. The Windows operating system is not included. Linux users, however, will be quite happy with the Linux compatibility of the convertible.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
HP Spectre x360 in Pale Rose Gold

88% HP Spectre x360 13t (i7-8550U, FHD, SSD) Laptop Review

Function follows form. No doubt about it: the Spectre is a premium convertible with a robust high-quality case, and it's up-to-date thanks to Intel's latest 8th generation Core i7-8550U processor. Let's take a closer look at what hides behind all these flashy specs, shall we?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Intel’s new Optane 800P series of M.2 SSDs have arrived. (Source: Intel)

Intel launches Optane 800P M.2 SSD range

Intel has launched the latest edition to its expanding range of Optane SSDs for both notebooks and desktops. The new SSDs require just 2 PCIe 3.0 lanes, offering users more flexibility with their system configurations.
Retailer lists HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G shipping on March 26 (Image source: Own)

Retailer lists HP Spectre x360 15 with Core i7-8705G shipping this month for 2100 Euros

The HP convertible could be one of the very first notebooks shipping with Kaby Lake-G as early as March 26. The Core i7-8705G is expected to be significantly faster than any Intel iGPU solution thus far and rival the discrete GeFo...
Microsoft claims the Surface Pro (2017) has "50% more battery life than [the] Surface Pro 4." (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available for everyone

Microsoft has released the Surface Pro with LTE Advanced for members of the general public to pre-order. The device had previously been made available to business customers only, but now it will be possible for anyone to buy it. T...
Trekstor Primebook C13 (N3350, HD500) Laptop Review

74% Trekstor Primebook C13 (N3350, HD500) Laptop Review

Low price and good design. But what about performance? Everyone is supposed to be able to afford the Trekstor Primebook C13, which should come with a strong hardware configuration. We have reviewed the 13-inch convertible and reveal what you can expect from this bargain-bin device.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The first 10 nm CPUs arriving from Intel should be the Cannon Lake family, followed by Ice Lake. (Source: HDWon)

New Intel Ice Lake-U / Cannon Lake-Y / Coffee Lake-U CPUs and specs get leaked on 3DMark

The Ice Lake and Cannon Lake CPUs are ultra-low voltage processors featuring the 10 nm manufacturing process. The Coffee Lake-U i7-8559U CPU seems to be similar to the existing Kaby Lake-U CPUs, but its specs have been bumped cons...
Chromebooks like the Google Pixelbook could soon support Linux in a virtual machine. (Source: Google)

Chrome OS to support running Linux software in virtual machines

Google could be set to make its Chrome OS a much more potent threat to Microsoft if a new commit in the Chromium source is any guide. A developer project known as Crostini shows signs of Google officially introducing support for L...
The 100e is the only model not to feature the 2-in-1 design among the three new Chromebooks. (Source: Lenovo)

MWC 2018 | Lenovo's 100e/300e/500e Chromebooks are some of the toughest devices at MWC

Spec-wise, the 100e, 300e and 500e Chromebooks are powered by Intel Celeron or MediaTek SoCs and can support 4-8 GB of RAM, with 32-64 GB of internal storage. Additionally, the 300e and 500e come with a 2-in1 design. The three mod...
Intel's 5G modems will be included in select HP, Lenovo, Dell and Microsoft laptops. (Source: Intel)

5G laptops to arrive by 2019 thanks to Intel/HP/Lenovo/Dell partnership

Previously scheduled for 2020 adoption, 5G networks could come as soon as 2019, at least for the US and Chinese regions, thanks to a partnership made by Intel with the most important laptop OEMs.
The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

We examine the top 10 laptops users are actually buying to see how they may differ from what we believe are the best and most recommendable.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 (i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 (i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Now in a 15-inch form factor - Live Review. After a few months' delay, the larger version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is finally available in Germany. We have got our review device precisely at the sales launch and now we put it to the test. We are especially excited to examine the energy management of the more powerful components, because we already saw bottlenecks in this area in the smaller model. Update: display readings, Witcher 3, temperatures, video playback battery life
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15" | 1.9 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

79% Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Dark Display. Asus's VivoBook Flip 15 is equipped with a powerful quad-core CPU, a fast solid-state drive, a backlit keyboard, and features a touchscreen with support for Asus's optional stylus pen. Yet despite its price tag of around $900, it is not free of faults.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
A sneak peak at split-screen for Android apps on Chrome OS. (Source: 9to5 Google)

Chrome OS gets split-screen mode on Canary channel

Google is priming Chrome OS to compete directly with Apple's iPad in the tablet space, if the latest update to the Chrome OS on its alpha build Canary channel is any indication. The latest update allows users to run Android apps i...
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, WUXGA) Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, WUXGA) Convertible Review

Great components. Lenovo's Surface Pro competitor can score with a strong quad-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, an NVMe SSD, a backlit keyboard, input pen and LTE modem. But despite its high price, the device is not free from issues.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE, Surface Pro celebrates fifth anniversary

Microsoft Surface Pro celebrates fifth anniversary

Announced as Surface for Windows 8 Pro back in June 2012, Microsoft's well-known 2-in-1 convertible was later renamed to Surface Pro and made its debut in February 2013. The fifth generation was released last year, in June.
Dell Inspiron 13 5379 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Convertible Review

80% Dell Inspiron 13 5379 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Convertible Review

Old on the outside, new on the inside. Dell has updated the Inspiron 13 5379 with an Intel 8th generation Kaby Lake processor. This is the only noteworthy change though. Aesthetically, everything remains the same, including the I/O. In this review we will be clarifying what performance you should expect from the Dell Inspiron 13 5379.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
The new devices will feature Samsung's "Metal12," a lightweight magnesium-aluminum alloy. (Source: Pocketnow)

New Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) gets US release date and price tag

Samsung fans in the USA will be able to choose from three new devices (with multiple configurations) from February 18. It will be possible to buy either the Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen or Notebook 7 Spin (2018) directly from...
Will the Elitebook 1040 G4 (pictured here) be succeeded by a convertible?

Leak: HP plans new 14- & 15.6-inch Elitebook premium convertibles – with Coffee Lake Hexa Core CPUs?

All PC manufacturers are eagerly awaiting the release of the upcoming mobile Hexa-Core processors from Intel (codename: Coffee Lake). According to a leaked internal document, HP may be working on new Elitebook convertible laptops ...
HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000 (i7-8550U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

87% HP Spectre x360 13t-ae000 (i7-8550U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

Thinner, lighter, better? HP seeks to pack even more power into an even smaller shell with their latest Spectre x360 convertible. But with a quad-core Core i7 CPU, NVMe SSD, and 16 GB of RAM, can the machine take the heat?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The tablet and the detachable keyboard each have a battery of their own, and the combined energy may provide up to 17 hours of continuous operation. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic updates detachable 2-in-1 Toughbook CF-20 with Intel gen 7 vPro CPUs

The CF-20 comes with a detachable backlit keyboard and military grade casing for outdoors use. The tablet part features a 10.1-inch touchscreen and an upgraded i5-7Y57 CPU coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1866 RAM.
The new ZBook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter. (Source: HP)

HP refreshes ZBook series with 14u and 15u models

The updated Zbook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter than previous models, but also pack more powerful specs like quad-core gen 8 Intel CPUs up to i7-8650U, AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 2 TB ...
A strong quarterly showing from Microsoft as rumors swirl about a potential purchase of EA. (Source: Arquitectonica)

Microsoft's latest quarterly financial results show strong performance, particularly from cloud services

Microsoft's results for Q2 2017/2018 show favourable increases in revenue and income. Cloud services are the standout performers with Office 365 and Azure as two of the main contributors.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 display flickering (Source: George Visvikis)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 flickering screen? Ice it down

While the Surface Book had screen flickering issues that were solved with a software update, this time the Surface Pro 4 seems to be facing a classic case of overheating-induced flickering. Although it might not be a good solution...
The X20W convertible offers high-end features like Thunderbolt 3 connection and Wacom pen support. (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba soon to launch updated business laptop models with Intel gen 8 CPUs

The updated roster includes two Portégé and four Tecra models. The Portégé models feature premium options like Thunderbolt 3 connections, while the Tecra notebooks are more affordable, but integrate bigger displays.
Image: Lenovo

Gemini Lake meets Yoga: Lenovo posts spec sheet for upcoming Yoga 330 powered by Pentium Silver N5000

Lenovo just posted a spec sheet and user manual for the Yoga 330, an upcoming low-range convertible powered by Intel's new Gemini Lake Pentium and Celeron processors. No word on pricing yet, but based on the specs, it should retai...
Dell Chromebook 5190 for education coming February 2018 (Source: Direct2DellEMC)

Dell Chromebook 5190 with EMR pen support coming next month

The recently announced Dell Chromebook 5000 series will hit the market next month with the Chromebook 5190 as the debut device. This Chrome OS-powered notebook for education sports a rugged design and is expected to start at US$28...
Asus Transformer Book T102HA (x5-Z8350, 4 GB, 128 GB) Convertible Review

82% Asus Transformer Book T102HA (x5-Z8350, 4 GB, 128 GB) Convertible Review

A straightforward concept. The requirements for a convertible that functions as your daily companion are high. Apart from a fully functioning Windows operating system, performance and battery runtimes need to be good too. A bright display and solid build should also be included - and all this, ideally for a good price. Asus has a solution to offer: The Transformer Book.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 770 g
The Lenovo 100e is a low-cost Chromebook competitor for the classroom. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo introduces four new Windows 10 education notebooks starting at US$219

Lenovo has announced refreshes to their education line of notebooks from the entry-level 100e, to the more substantial ThinkPad 11e and 11e Yoga.
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
Early benchmark released for Intel's new Core i7-8705G CPU with on-board AMD Radeon Vega graphics

Early benchmark released for Intel's new Core i7-8705G CPU with on-board AMD Radeon Vega graphics

Some early benchmarks of the new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 taken at CES 2018 show some impressive power from the new Intel Core i7-8705G CPU paired with on-board AMD Vega graphics. While these benchmarks should be taken with a grain of s...
Fujitsu Tab V727/S. (Source: Fujitsu)

Three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets from Fujitsu with user replaceable battery

As part of Fujitsu's big product refresh they have announced three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets. Two are 13.3-inch 16:9 aspect ratio, while the other is a Surface Pro-esque 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio. In a rare move for tablets,...
Microsoft Surface Book 2: Bigger 15-inch model is now available in more markets

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Bigger 15-inch model is now available in more markets

When Microsoft announced the Surface Book 2, the bigger 15-inch model was announced to be exclusively available in the USA. A few months later, Microsofts expands the availability to many more markets including Canada, Australia,...
No more new OLED laptops: LCD technology continued to dominate the market

CES 2018 | No more OLED laptops: LCD technology continues to dominate the market

There were many new laptops at CES. Not a part of any new announcement: Laptops with OLED displays. It seems that most manufacturers will instead continue to stick with IPS LCDs – a situation that can by explained with multiple re...
Could we see an Intel dGPU take AMD's place in upcoming MCMs? (Source: Intel)

Updated | 'Arctic Sound' and 'Jupiter Sound' Intel dGPUs could be in the works

Intel could be looking to develop its own discrete GPUs and package them into an MCM similar to the Intel-AMD MCM we've seen at CES. We could see this implementation starting from the upcoming 10th generation Core family.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

83% Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

A niche of its own. Panasonic is the manufacturer of the robust Toughbooks made for the military and use on building sites. The CF-XZ6 is supposed to attract regular business customers who would usually choose a Surface, Latitude, ThinkPad or EliteBook. Find out why the Toughbook has not quite managed to get out of its niche in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
The SurBook Pro is powered by Intel's Gemini Lake CPUs. (Source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 | Chuwi announces new mini PC, tablet and 2-in-1 devices

All the devices are prototypes, so specs could change meanwhile. The GBox Pro mini PC is an HTPC powered by Intel's gen 8 core i5 CPU with integrated AMD Vega GPU, while the Hi9 Air tablet comes with a Mediatek SoC, and the SurBoo...
Thermal map of the XPS 15 2-in-1 after video streaming for some time.

CES 2018 | The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is real — and it sure runs hot

[Update: The preliminary temperature measurements are of an early unit unrepresentative of the retail model.] Thinner, lighter, and more powerful than the XPS 15 9560, the XPS 15 2-in-1 features a 65 W Kaby Lake-G processor and ne...
Image: Razer

CES 2018 | Razer's Project Linda can turn the Razer Phone into a full-fledged Android laptop

Razer entering the smartphone market makes a lot more sense with the reveal of the company's latest prototype, dubbed Project Linda. The device, which is more a proof of concept than anything else, has a dock that allows the Razer...
The Miix 630 features a detachable keyboard and a pen with 1,024 sensitivity levels. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Lenovo Miix 630 combines the power of a laptop with always on smartphone connectivity

Lenovo partnered with Qualcomm and Microsoft in order to provide always on 4G LTE connectivity to an ultraportable 2-in-1 convertible powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC running Windows 10 S. It features a detachable keyboard and a ...
HP launches Intel Core Y Envy x2 variant to appease x86 fans

CES 2018 | HP launches Intel Core Y Envy x2 variant to appease x86 fans

Not a fan of the recently revealed Qualcomm-powered Envy x2? HP has got you covered with a more "proper" Intel version albeit with some caveats and differences.
Kaby Lake-G will make its debut on HP's next 15-inch convertible

CES 2018 | The HP Spectre x360 15 2018 is here with both Kaby Lake-R and Kaby Lake-G SKUs

HP's third generation convertible is 1.5 mm thicker in order to make room for the quad-core 65 W Kaby Lake-G CPU. Expect SKUs to begin shipping on March 18 for a starting price of $1370 USD.
The Intel-AMD MCM is now official. (Source: Intel)

CES 2018 | Intel finally lifts the curtains off its 8th gen Core CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics

After a droolworthy announcement last year, Intel has finally taken wraps off its much hyped Intel-AMD MCM. The MCM is available in 65W and 100W total package power and will soon start showing up in notebooks and NUCs this year.
Lenovo Yoga 720 12 (i5-7200U, 128 GB) Convertible Review

85% Lenovo Yoga 720 12 (i5-7200U, 128 GB) Convertible Review

Versatile with limited stamina. Lenovo's new compact device gets a nice aluminum case and versatile 360-degree hinges, but also works well as a conventional office subnotebook. Important advantages such as the screen and the input devices are countered by a small number of drawbacks, and most interested buyers should be fine with them – except one.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

CES 2018 | Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) now official

The highlights of the updated Samsung Notebook 7 Spin include a 360-degree rotating touchscreen, Active Pen support, an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD drive. This Windows 10 notebook should hit ...
ThinkPad L380 & L380 Yoga, ThinkPad L480 & ThinkPad L580: Affordable business class is updated with two 13-inch models

CES 2018 | ThinkPad L380 & L380 Yoga, ThinkPad L480 & ThinkPad L580: Affordable business class is updated with two 13-inch models

Beneath the more expensive ThinkPad T series, Lenovo places the L series as the "Value Choice" for companies. The new generation of the L series announced at CES is much thinner and lighter. Additionally, Lenovo adds two 13-inch m...

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