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The next-generation Samsung Notebook 9 (2019) is coming early next year. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's all-new Notebook 9 picks up a yellow S-Pen and Ocean Blue color scheme

Want a Samsung laptop that perfectly matches your Samsung smartphone? Samsung has got you covered with its second-gen Notebook 9 that comes in the same contrasting color scheme as the Galaxy Note 9 that matches a bright yellow col...
LG's latest Gram notebooks are among the lightest devices in their respective classes. (Source: LG)

LG will showcase the new Gram 17 and Gram 2-in-1 notebooks at CES

The Gram 17 notebook is probably one of the lightest notebooks in its class thanks to the lightweight aluminum chassis and the 15.6-inch frame, while the Gram 2-in-1 is LG's first take at a convertible notebook. Both models come e...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

December 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.
PC market anticipated to fall 3.8 percent by end of 2018 (Source: IDC)

Laptops to grow 3.7 percent in PC market share by 2022 according to IDC

Sales of laptops, traditional PCs, and mobile workstations are expected to remain relatively flat for the next few years. Even so, the fast decline of traditional slate tablets will allow laptops and PCs to regain lost market shar...
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5482 2-in-1 (i7-8565U) Convertible Review

78% Dell Inspiron 14 5000 5482 2-in-1 (i7-8565U) Convertible Review

Affordable convertible. The 14-inch Inspiron convertible starts pretty cheap at under $600 USD for both a 1080p touchscreen and a modern Whiskey Lake-U CPU. We go more in-depth on the system to find out what else it may be hiding when compared to the competition.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Performance comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018), HP Elite x2 1013 G3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3

Performance comparison: Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018), HP Elite x2 1013 G3, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet G3

Faster with a Core i7? Which is the fastest top-range tablet? Does it come from Microsoft, HP, Dell or Lenovo? We have analyzed core clock rates, temperatures and benchmarks to find out - and it seems that a Core i7 alone does not guarantee great perfor...
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, MX150) Convertible Review

83% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, MX150) Convertible Review

Premium Inspiron. The Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition’s sleek metal construction and attractive display bring the Inspiron machines ever closer to the XPS line. With its Core i7 CPU, GeForce MX150 dedicated graphics, solid-state drive, and UHD screen, can this $1,333 configuration redefine the brand?
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
It seems the Surface Centaurus could simply be a larger version of Andromeda. (Source: Tablet News)

Microsoft and Intel believed to be working on Centaurus device

A report from Windows Central claims that Microsoft and Intel are working on a device with the codename “Centaurus.” The device is believed to be a foldable dual-screen version of the Surface PC that will operate on an edition of ...
The 2019 LG Gram 14 may be an ultra-lightweight convertible laptop (Source: Liliputing)

The 2019 LG Gram 14 may be an ultra-lightweight convertible laptop

LG's next Gram laptop could come in at under 1.18 kg to be lighter than the Lenovo Yoga C930 and even the Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 while offering a bigger display than both. More official details will likely be unveiled at CES 2019...
Black Friday deals are extended throughout this week as well, thanks to Cyber Monday deals. (Source: Gazette Review)

Deal | Best Cyber Monday laptop deals from Newegg

If you somehow missed all the Black Friday deals, not all is lost. Cyber Monday is here with similar bargains and Newegg has some of the best laptop deals around. This time we are taking a look at what Asus, Dell and Lenovo have t...
HP Cyber Monday sale now live with deals on the Spectre, Pavilion, Envy, Omen, and more (Source: HP)

HP Cyber Monday sale now live with deals on the Spectre, Pavilion, Envy, EliteBook, Omen, and more

Get the Spectre x360 13t for just $850 USD while it lasts. The convertible has apparently become HP's "#1 selling Spectre" while the "top seller" is the last generation budget AMD-powered HP 15z for only $320 USD.
The HP Spectre Folio makes for a good alternative to the new Apple MacBook Air

The HP Spectre Folio makes for a good alternative to the new Apple MacBook Air

It's a bit larger and heavier, but the HP convertible is the more versatile option especially in regard to its integrated 4G LTE Cat. 16 connectivity. The leather casing and brown colors fit perfectly in a coffee shop setting.
Newegg Cyber Monday ad now live with 8 pages worth of deals (Source: Newegg)

Newegg Cyber Monday ad now live with 8 pages worth of deals

The GeForce RTX 2070 will be in stock for $499 with more savings on PC components, budget laptops, monitors, and televisions.
HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review

Timeless leather. HP is putting a new spin on laptop convertibles inspired by antique cameras and wristwatches. The one-of-a-kind leather design is both premium and classic, but its size, weight, and features fall a bit short compared to the sleek and modern metal Ultrabook.
Intel Core i7-8500Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus announces its full list of Black Friday deals including ZenFone, ZenBook, VivoBook, Zephyrus, and more (Source: Asus)

Asus announces its complete list of Black Friday deals including ZenFone, ZenBook, VivoBook, Zephyrus, and more

The manufacturer will be taking $50 to $300 off on a wide range of laptops and ZenFone smartphones throughout the rest of this month. Participating retailers like Newegg are even shaving off an additional $100 on certain deals.
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition

82% Acer Switch 7 Black Edition (i7-8550U, MX150) Convertible Review

2 in 1 with an MX150. Acer’s flagship convertible, the Switch 7 Black Edition, offers powerful hardware and an innovative fanless cooling solution. Both the Intel Core i7-8550U and the Nvidia GeForce MX150 are cooled without any fans. You can learn how well this works out in everyday life by reading our review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.5" | 1.6 kg
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

86% HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Special combination. HP has added another new model to its ZBook Studio series, which are expensive premium-workstations. The special thing about this new ZBook Studio is that it is a convertible. Can the combination of a workstation and a convertible work out in reality? Learn more by reading this comprehensive review!
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Deals on Surface products are up for grabs from November 18. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft announces Black Friday savings for this year

Microsoft is offering a sneak peek at its Black Friday deals for 2018. They include US$330 off the Surface Pro 6 bundled with its Type cover (in any color so long as it's black) and $310 off the Surface Pro Core M. There is also a...
Acer Chromebook R 11 (N3160, eMMC, HD) Convertible Review

81% Acer Chromebook R 11 (N3160, eMMC, HD) Convertible Review

Better thanks to the Play Store. Acer’s 11.6-inch Chromebook convertible offers a touch-enabled IPS display and silent operation. Thanks to the inclusion of the Google Play Store, users can install countless Android apps on Acer’s Chromebook.
Intel Celeron N3160 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
HP announces ProBook x360 11 G3, x360 11 G4, and Stream 11 Pro G5 for educational use (Source: HP)

HP announces ProBook x360 11 G3, x360 11 G4, and Stream 11 Pro G5 for educational use

HP is ending the year with some 11.6-inch netbooks designed around classroom use. The ProBook benefits from many of the same security features found on EliteBooks like HP BIOSphere Gen4 while having pre-loaded software support for...
Microsoft Surface Go with a Black Type Cover

The Surface Go with LTE Advanced is now available to pre-order

Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for LTE versions of the Surface Go in selected markets. The LTE Advanced models will ship from November 20 in the US and will start at US $679 (£619) for the 128 GB SSD/8 GB RAM...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (i5, 128 GB, 8 GB) Convertible Review

91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (i5, 128 GB, 8 GB) Convertible Review

Whisper quiet. The i5 model without a fan is slower than the i7 model, and its battery life is not much better. In return, it is completely silent and significantly cheaper. Is this the mainstream tablet for everyone? Update 11/7/2018: 256 GB SSD is faster
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 781 g
The Google Pixel Slate is up for pre-order. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel Slate goes up for pre-order, quickly selling out

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is now up for pre-order following its unveiling early last month. The new Pixel Slate follows is the company’s latest attempt to crack the tablet computing market dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Trekstor Yourbook C11B (N3350, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

81% Trekstor Yourbook C11B (N3350, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

Student convertible. The Trekstor Yourbook C11B is an 11.6-inch convertible that has an IPS touchscreen display, a fanless design and good battery life. The device even comes with a year’s MS Office 365 Personal and a one-year premium Sofatutor.com license.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

Could be faster. The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Core i7 SKU is a perfect example of why a pricier configuration may not always be the fastest when compared to a less expensive SKU. The Core i7 CPU on our HP is measurably slower than the same model with the more affordable Core i5.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
A folding Samsung logo. (Source: Samsung Mobile on Facebook)

Samsung once again teases its upcoming foldable phone on Facebook

Samsung Mobile has uploaded an image of a folding Samsung logo to its official Facebook page hinting at some possible news this week about the much awaited foldable smartphone. This could be an indication of Samsung announcing new...
2018 Surface Pro series still suffers from steep CPU throttling (Source: Own)

2018 Surface Pro 6 series still suffers from steep CPU throttling

There's no doubt that this year's Surface Pro models are significantly faster than the last generation since Kaby Lake-R doubles the number of cores from Kaby Lake. The bigger question, however, is how much or little the models wi...
Topjoy Falcon reaches over $170K in Kickstarter funding (Source: Topjoy)

Topjoy Falcon reaches over $170K in Kickstarter funding

The 8-inch convertible is off to a good start as far as user interest is concerned. Nearly 400 backers have already pledged an average of $450 USD each for the device. We obtained an early sample of the unit and can vouch for its ...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

Full power with four cores. Microsoft has updated to the Surface Pro series with quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh processors, but how well will these chips cope within an 8.5-mm thick tablet? Will these more powerful processors affect the battery life, and has Microsoft finally added more ports? Find out all this and more in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
HP has no plans for an EliteBook x360 1020 G2 successor for now (Source: HP)

HP has no plans for an EliteBook x360 1020 G2 successor for now

HP's best 12.5-inch convertible will be taking a hiatus in order to focus on the 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 1030 series. All of its features will be integrated into the EliteBook x360 1030 including Sure View and its super-bright ba...
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

More versatile than ever. We check out the pricier Core i7 SKU to see how it holds when up against the less expensive Core i5 SKU. Is it worth investing in the faster option? And how much better is the faster option exactly?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.9" | 1.4 kg
The H133W-MY from Weibu was built to accommodate Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs, but the Chinese maker was forced to use the Snapdragon 835 SoC due Intel's shortage problems. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Weibu launches Snapdragon-835-powered Windows convertible

The new H133W-MY 2-in-1 convertible integrates a Snapdragon 835 SoC, as Weibu was unable to get hold of Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs due to the ongoing shortages. Apart from the not-so-well-received SoC, the compact laptop packs 4...
HP refreshes Spectre 13 x360 lineup yet again with Whiskey Lake CPUs and a brand new design (Source: HP)

HP Spectre 13 x360 refresh adds Whiskey Lake CPUs and a new design twist

The new model will be 0.9 mm thicker than the previous generation with the promise of improved cooling, longer battery life, and reduced throttling for a 13 percent increase in 3DMark 11 performance. A new design inspired by profe...
HP Elitebook 1040 G5 gets the x360 treatment (Source: HP)

HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 gets the x360 treatment

HP says it will be the smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible with a quad-core processor and also the world's first with gigabit 4G LTE for its class. The convertible is set to directly supplant the Elitebook Folio 104...
Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, LTE, WUXGA) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, LTE, WUXGA) Convertible Review

Surface Go competitor. The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM is a 10.1-inch convertible that has no fan but has a bright IPS touchscreen, an LTE modem and decent battery life. The Pentium Silver N5000 processor provides enough power too.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
Qualcomm working on Google Chrome port for Windows 10 ARM, launch expected for Q2 2019

Windows 10 ARM could get a native Google Chrome release in the second half of 2019

Google Chrome users who run the browser on Qualcomm Snapdragon-driven Windows 10 ARM laptops are facing performance problems due to the fact that these machines have to emulate this piece of code. Qualcomm has confirmed that an AR...
The new Z Club service provides 4 distinct plans suited for particular creative professional groups.  (Source: HP)

HP introduces Z Club Device-as-a-Service hardware bundles for creative professionals

The new device-as-a-service program from HP is limited to select customers for the time being and it targets creative professionals like photographers, video editors, graphic designers, and CG artists. Each professional group gets...
The Galaxy Book 2 is Samsung's first Windows on Snapdragon device. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches Galaxy Book 2 with WoS

Samsung has taken the covers off its successor to the Galaxy Book. The new Galaxy Book 2 also happens to be the rumored Windows on Snapdragon (WoS) device that Samsung has been said to be working on.
Samsung foldable display concept

LG and Lenovo allegedly working on 13-inch foldable slate

It is no secret that the race for the foldable phone is on, and now it seems that LG and Lenovo are working together to take the whole deal to the next level: the foldable tablet. However, the source of the news is not official, s...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are now shipping (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are now shipping

Get ready to pony up at least $900 or $1000 USD for the latest Surface portables. Both the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 are launching in four different colors with many of them being exclusive to higher-end configurations. U...
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB (i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB (i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Office acrobat. Lenovo’s new 530 series is aimed at price-conscious users and companies that see the benefits of convertible devices. The Yoga 530-14IKB is priced competitively, but there are some compromises associated with this low cost, including the device being comparatively heavy for a convertible. Find out in our detailed review what strengths and weaknesses befall this otherwise successful debutant.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

81% 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...
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...

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