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MSI Summit E13 Flip EVO.

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo: Perfection in every detail for your business success

Aiming for the Summit. MSI, a leader in gaming and business notebooks, is now focusing on business convertibles with high-end specifications. The result of this approach is the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo. In this article, we take a look at the Summit E13 Flip Evo and see how it can help accelerate your business productivity. (Sponsored article.)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:20:00 +0200
The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

On first glance, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable looks a lot like the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3. Despite the similarity, the X12 is no direct successor, as it is not an X1 ThinkPad anymore. This is not necessarily a bad thing: Since it...
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

X1 Tablet, but better. After years of ThinkPad tablet abstinence, Lenovo returns to the 2-in-1 market with the new Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1. The Lenovo X12 Tablet manages to impress us in our test - it turns out to be a worthy competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 12.30" | 1.1 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
No discrete GPU option for the new AMD-powered versions, unfortunately. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell launches Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 with AMD Ryzen 5000U processors

The new Inspiron 14 7415 convertibles come equipped with the Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U Lucienne Zen 2 APUs, 1080p 360-degree touchscreens, up to 16 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage + and SD card reader. ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Renders based on Samsung's new patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung's latest patent may put its first-gen foldable tablet closer than ever to launch

The US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) has approved Samsung's patent for what is depicted as a "display device" that folds in half. It appears to be at least tablet-sized, and may thus be for the long-rumored Galaxy Tab Fold,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:59:00 +0200
What the Surface Neo could have been? (Source: YouTube)

An alleged Surface Neo prototype chassis shows up in a hands-on video

Microsoft originally started to pitch the dual-display Surface Neo in late 2019; however, it ultimately failed to make it to its projected real-life launch. Now, a leaker has posted a video that purports to reveal the design of th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:55:00 +0200
ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is too thin

Lenovo expands its ThinkPad X1-series with the X1 Titanium Yoga, an expensive business convertible. It is just 11.5 mm thin and also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but you have to make compromises.
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:16:00 +0200
A first look at the Yoga Tab 13? (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo teases a Chinese launch for what might become the Yoga Tab 13 globally

A Weibo account associated with Lenovo has released teasers for a new tablet called the Yoga Pad Pro - which might prove to be the Chinese variant of a slate to be called the Yoga Tab 13 in international markets. It is to be accom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:53:00 +0200
LG Gram 16 2-in-1 is bigger and lighter than the HP Spectre x360 15, but there's a catch

LG Gram 16 2-in-1 is bigger and lighter than the HP Spectre x360 15, but there's a catch

Trimming down all that extra fat means cutting back on performance. Other characteristics like screen brightness, hinge rigidity, and chassis flexing could have been improved for stronger first impressions.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:25:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

The thinnest ThinkPad has to make some compromises. The new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses expensive materials and is Lenovo’s new flagship business convertible. It is also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but that results in some compromises, for example in terms of performance as well as input devices.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:42:00 +0200
Is the Surface Pro 7

Microsoft compares apples to oranges in a new ad pitting the Surface Pro 7 against the iPad Pro 12.9

Microsoft, in an all-out offensive, released a new commercial comparing the Surface Pro 7 to the iPad Pro. While the commercial makes some good points, it omits some key comparisons important to many consumers and overall ignores ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:58:00 +0200
LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

86% LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

Rare 16-inch 2-in-1. LG is expanding its Gram series this year to include a 16-inch Gram 16 convertible. It might sound bulky on paper, but the laptop is actually much lighter than it looks.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 16.00" | 1.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:49:00 +0200
HP Envy x360 13 with 11th gen Core i7 and 512 GB NVMe SSD is barely six months old, already down to $699 USD (Image source: Best Buy)

Deal | HP Envy x360 13 with 11th gen Core i7 and 512 GB NVMe SSD is barely six months old, already down to $699 USD

There's almost no reason to purchase an HP Pavilion x360 13 when the Envy x360 13 is about the same price. This subnotebook sale should be perfect for users who are constantly on-the-go with the occasional gaming and editing in be...
Allen Ngo, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 19:47:00 +0200
The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The concept of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is innovative, but neither the hardware nor the software are ready for a foldable convertible. Our review reveals even further problems, and above all, the X1 Fold is simply not fun to us...
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 02:31:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

77% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

Foldable OLED tablet. With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo presents the first laptop with a foldable OLED panel. However, it has to deal with many limitations in everyday use. We want to find out whether the X1 Fold justifies the high price or whether you should rather avoid the technology experiment.
Intel Core i5-L16G7 | Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 02:03:00 +0200
The new Summit Flip models come with MSI's proprietary pen. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI announces Summit E13 & E16 Flip slim and light business convertibles

The new E13 Flip and E16 Flip come with thin and light CNC-cut aluminum chassis and feature 16:10 touchscreens complete with an MSI Pen. These are among the fist models to feature the Wi-Fi 6E standard and also come with up to an ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 14:07:00 +0200
The ROG Flow X13. (Source: Asus)

Asus releases its ROG Flow X13 gaming convertible to the European market

Asus touts its new ROG Flow X13 as a Swiss army knife for consumers who are into content-creation as well as gaming, thanks to Ryzen 5000-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Initial European pricing and availab...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:35:00 +0200
Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

84% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

Too many limitations. The Surface Pro X comes with an ARM-based processor and an integrated LTE modem, which is why it is an interesting device for those who appreciate portability. However, in everyday use, the combination of an ARM SoC and Windows 10 results in a lot of limitations, and the battery life is also quite poor.
Microsoft SQ1 | Qualcomm Adreno 685 | 13.00" | 1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:47:00 +0100
The new 500w Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo asserts its new 100w, 300w and 500w machines are ready for any demands e-learning can throw at them

Lenovo introduces its third-gen 11.6-inch Windows machines for education as devices robust and versatile enough for any kind of learning situation the student might encounter. The 500w and 300w convertibles come in casings with th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0100
The Lenovo 500e Chromebook Gen 3 features an Intel Jasper Lake CPU. (All images via Lenovo)

Lenovo launches new student-focused Chromebooks with AMD and Intel CPUs

Lenovo announced three new Chromebooks for the education market today. The Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 3 and 300e Chromebook Gen 3 both run on AMD's latest CPU for Chromebooks, while the 500e Chromebook Gen 3 is powered by a Jasper...
Sam Medley, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

89% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

Tiger and Dragon. LTE modem, Tiger Lake, replaceable SSD - Microsoft adds new features to the Surface Pro 7 and names the whole package Surface Pro 7 Plus. Consumers can't buy the device (yet). The sales group is limited to companies and schools for the time being.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 12.30" | 796 g
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:59:00 +0100
HP Envy x360 15 gets AMD Ryzen Zen 3 and Intel Tiger Lake upgrades. (Image Source: HP)

2021 HP Envy x360 15 sports a larger trackpad and offers both AMD Ryzen 5000-U Cezanne and Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake options

HP, today, introduced upgrades to its Envy x360 15 lineup. The 2021 HP Envy x360 now comes in AMD Ryzen 5000-U Lucienne and Intel 11th gen Core i5/Core i7 Tiger Lake offerings. The new Envy x360 models offer a few chassis design c...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0100
Lenovo staff members accept the new award. (Source: TUV Rheinland)

Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga models are the first PCs with the new TÜV Rheinland Dynamic Privacy Filter certification

The display-standard specialist group TÜV Rheinland has announced its new Dynamic Privacy Filter certification, and that 2021's ThinkPads X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are the first 2 devices to officially match up to it. The 2 business P...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 19:39:00 +0100
We have thoroughly reviewed the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5. (Image source: Acer)

Acer Spin 3 SP314 in review: Stylish looks paired with solid performance at an affordable price

How much can you expect from a fairly inexpensive convertible that comes with an Intel Ice Lake i5 processor, on-board graphics, and 8 GB of RAM at 800 Euros? Quite a bit, as our review of the Aspire Spin 3 SP314 shows.
Marcus Schwarten, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 16:32:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Galaxy Book Pro could be launched in May. (Image source: Voice/EBlass - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 renders reveal stylish AMOLED-sporting laptops with Thunderbolt 4, optional LTE, 11th Gen Intel CPU, and up to GeForce MX450 dGPU

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 laptops have been revealed in all of their glory via a series of leaked press renders. The Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 devices boast of having AMOLED screens, 11th Gen Intel process...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:50:00 +0100
GeForce NOW has a lot to announce this Thursday. (Source: NVIDIA)

GeForce NOW adds a new, premium monthly tier in addition to support for new games

NVIDIA's game-streaming service GeForce NOW has announced the end of one membership type and the beginning of another. At US$9.99, the new Priority subscription costs more, but is also slated to add more benefits such as RTX ON an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

Dell's Surface Pro 7 competitor ranges from quiet to silent

Dell's 2-in-1 device hardly warms up, offers good battery life, and comes with a touchscreen display in the 3:2 format. The latter can be operated both with the fingers and with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen.
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 01:14:00 +0100
The JingPad A1 is 6.7 mm thin and weighs less than 500 g. (Image source: Jingling)

JingPad A1: Linux 2-in-1 convertible unveiled with an 11-inch AMOLED display running JingOS

The JingPad A1 is a 2-in-1 tablet that runs JingOS. In addition to having a high-resolution 4:3 display, the JingPad A1 also includes a 5G modem, a detachable keyboard and an 8,000 mAh battery. The JingPad A1 supports Android apps...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 23:14:00 +0100
The new Ryzen PRO mobile chipsets are here. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches its Ryzen PRO 5000 Mobile series, promising Cezanne-level upgrades for next-gen business laptops

AMD has now made its 2021 line of Ryzen PRO mobile processors official. The OEM claims they build on the considerable leap in productivity-focused performance made by their 4000-series predecessors. This includes gains of up to 65...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:46:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

90% Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

Model update. Dell's Surface Pro competitor offers quiet to silent operation, low heat emissions, and a touchscreen display in the 3:2 format. The latter responds to touch input performed with the fingers as well as with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen.
Intel Core i7-10610U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.30" | 850 g
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 01:13:00 +0100
The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is one of the best convertibles money can buy if you don't care about  its weak UHD graphics

The HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is one of the best convertibles money can buy if you don't care about its weak UHD graphics

Intel's aging iGPU is holding back some high-end business convertibles from being even better. Fortunately, this will be the last generation before the EliteBook x360 1040 will drop Comet Lake-U for the vastly superior Tiger Lake ...
Allen Ngo, Sun, 14 Mar 2021 02:10:00 +0100
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel shows wasted potential in our test

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel shows wasted potential in our test

With the ConceptD 3 Ezel, Acer has created a multimedia convertible with a design that we really like. It doesn't really perform poorly in any area in our test - which stings, though: It could have been much better with other comp...
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:13:00 +0100
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Review: A Spectre For Professionals

91% HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Review: A Spectre For Professionals

Great convertible, aging processor. Like the HP Dragonfly or Spectre series, the EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is one of the sleekest laptops for its size and category. Internally, however, the old Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-U processor is holding back the system from performing as well as most of the latest Ultrabooks in the market.
Intel Core i7-10810U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:49:00 +0100
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 laptop review: Powerful convertible is slowed down by Intel Comet Lake

87% Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 laptop review: Powerful convertible is slowed down by Intel Comet Lake

Convertible for creatives featuring a GeForce GTX GPU. Acer sells laptops for creative professionals and engineers under the "ConceptD" label. In order to reach this target group, they have specialized in convertibles with powerful components - which is also the case with the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314. Unfortunately, our test left us somewhat disappointed due to the rather inefficient CPU.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 14.00" | 1.8 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 18:12:00 +0100
Apple M1 shows excellent single-core performance leads in comparison with the Ryzen 9 5980HS. (Image Source: Apple)

Apple M1 proves its mettle once again, beats the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS and Intel Core i9-10980HK handsomely in native single-core tests

We compared the Apple M1's performance in CPU benchmarks against the AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS in the Asus ROG Flow X13, the Core i9-10980HK, and the Core i7-1185G7 and found that native benchmarks such as Cinebench R23 and Geekbench 5.3...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:58:00 +0100
Is the Yoga Tab design back again? (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is on the way in 2021, according to new leaks

The Lenovo Yoga Tabs are Android slates marked by unique rolling grips at one end that may also house speakers and USB type C ports. Now, it looks like the OEM has a new member of this series in the works. The "Yoga Tab 13" has ap...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:14:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 & X1 Yoga Gen 6 go on sale in the USA

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 & X1 Yoga Gen 6 go on sale in the USA

Originally slated for release in February, Lenovo has released their new 2021 X1 ThinkPad now in early March. Both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 feature new 14 inch 16:10 screens. As usual with Lenovo, th...
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 21:32:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Flow X13 with the Asus ROG XG Mobile

Asus ROG XG Mobile in review - Gaming convertible with AMD Ryzen 5980HS and GeForce RTX 3080

Full performance! We recently presented the Asus ROG Flow X13 in a detailed review. The external XG Mobile graphics card turns the compact convertible into a small gaming desktop PC. This review will reveal the performance that can actually be expe...
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:13:00 +0100
Microsoft will allow business customers to swap the SSD in the Surface Pro 7+ themselves, in the future. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft announces SSD upgrade modules for the Surface Pro 7 Plus

One of Microsoft's most exciting changes with the Surface Pro 7+ compared to its predecessor was the switch to replaceable SSDs. The company has finally gotten around to offering official upgrade modules too, albeit only for busin...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 23:33:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 gets a Tiger Lake upgrade. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 with Tiger Lake vPro and several 16:10 display options

Lenovo has upgraded the ThinkPad X13 Yoga to a Gen 2 version. The ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 now offers Intel Tiger Lake vPro and several 16:10 display options in FHD+ and QHD+ resolutions with low blue light technology and optional ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:00:00 +0100
Samsung clearing stock of its QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha convertible with 10th gen Intel Core i5 for just $390 USD (Source: Samsung)

Deal | Samsung clearing stock of its QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha convertible with 10th gen Intel Core i5 for just $390 USD

Educators and students can get the discount for either the Core i5 or Core i7 configurations. The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is barely a year old and it's arguably one of the best-looking Windows convertibles you can find at this low ...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 19:06:00 +0100
The One Mix 4 starts at US$1,049.99 with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. (Image source: One-Netbook)

One Mix 4: Convertible laptop with a 16:10 display and an Intel Tiger Lake processor is now orderable

The One Mix 4 is now available to order from US$1,049.99. The convertible laptop has a 16:10 and 10.1-inch display, along with an Intel Tiger Lake processor and up to 16 GB of RAM. You can order the One Mix 4 directly from One-Net...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:41:00 +0100
There will be a second-generation Lenovo Yoga 5G convertible coming in 2021. (Image source: Lenovo - edited)

Lenovo Yoga 5G convertible laptop refreshed for 2021 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 compute platform

Lenovo has announced the 2021 Yoga 5G laptop that will operate on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 compute platform. A few initial specs have been offered up in regard to this upcoming second-generation Snapdragon-powered Lenovo ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:39:00 +0100
13.5-inch Spectre x360 OLED is one of HP's best and newest convertibles and it's on sale for $1400 USD (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | 13.5-inch Spectre x360 OLED is one of HP's best and newest convertibles and it's already on sale for $1400 USD

The model was quite expensive at launch, but the new sale price is much more reasonable. Users will love the OLED touchscreen, squarer aspect ratio, port features, and overall portability of the system when compared to the competi...
Allen Ngo, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 01:33:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book range already features the Flex, Flex2, Book S, and Ion models. (Image source: Samsung)

Report claims Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops will come with Intel Core i5 and i7 chips and OLED screens

Some first alleged specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops have been revealed. It seems buyers can expect to find an OLED screen in their new Galaxy Book Pro while there will be a choi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:45:00 +0100
It's 2021. Do you know where your dark-themed Google Searches are? (Source: Google)

Google Search's dark theme seems to be nearly ready for prime time

The long-awaited dark theme for the Google Search webpage on Windows or macOS is reportedly now in A/B testing. This means some users may have already seen this update, which consists of an automatic color-scheme change in accorda...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 23:26:00 +0100
2021 LG Grams are now available in the US. (Source: LG)

The LG Gram 2021 laptops are released to the US market

LG introduced the latest, Tiger Lake-powered versions of its ultra-thin and light Gram laptops at CES 2021. Now, they have started to become available to order via the OEM's US website. The SKUs that can be purchased now are some ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 22:45:00 +0100
High-end Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K 2-in-1: Is the extra price for the new processor and the 4K touchscreen worth it?

High-end Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K 2-in-1: Is the extra price for the new processor and the 4K touchscreen worth it?

The 9i marks the top series of the Lenovo Yoga convertibles. The model with a 1080p touchscreen and the Intel Core i5-1135G7 was already able to score an 87% in our test. Lenovo improved on this, and we have now reviewed the confi...
Christian Hintze, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 05:39:00 +0100
Asus ROG Flow X13

85% Asus ROG Flow X13 in review: Gaming convertible with an AMD Ryzen 9 5980H and an optional RTX 3080

Wolf in sheep's clothing. The Asus Flow X13 is an ultra-compact 13-inch convertible with a high-resolution display. With the optional display dock, equipped with an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 GPU, the Flow X13, together with the AMD Ryzen 9 5980H CPU integrated into the laptop, would theoretically even make desktop computers look old. Due to the lack of availability, we will only review the Flow X13 without the eGPU for now.
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 13.40" | 1.4 kg
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 05:31:00 +0100
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7

87% Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7

More pixels, better graphics performance. Lenovo replaces the 1080p touchscreen with a 4K model and upgrades the processor to an Intel Core i7-1185G7. Our update to the existing review should clarify whether the more expensive high-end configuration is worth the money and whether the 2-in-1 can really benefit from more pixels and a theoretically better processor.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Christian Hintze, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 05:37:00 +0100
The ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro. (Source: Acer)

Acer's latest financial figures are among its best for eight years

Acer has released its latest consolidated financial report, which covers January 2021. It includes revenues that are its highest "for the same period" since 2013. This performance is based on solid year-on-year (YoY) growth for th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 20:22:00 +0100
Samsung clearing stock on its Galaxy Tab S6 10.5 for just $430 USD (Source: Samsung)

Deal | Samsung clearing stock on its Galaxy Tab S6 10.5 for just $430 USD

The 2019 Galaxy Tab S6 is both smaller and lighter than the more expensive 2020 Galaxy Tab S7 to still be a reasonable buy for most families. The tablet originally launched for 750 Euros or $730 USD.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 00:40:00 +0100
Fujitsu claims its new Lifebook U9311X convertibles are the lightest on the market. (Image Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu announces thin and light Lifebook U9311/X business laptops with Intel Tiger Lake-U CPUs

The latest 13.3-inch business laptops from Fujitsu are among the thinnest and lightest on the market, with profiles close to 0.60 inches and weights of at most 1 Kg. Both models feature Intel's Tiger Lake-U CPUs, with the U9311X s...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:02:00 +0100
Loaded Dell Inspiron 7000 convertible with 4K touchscreen, 11th gen Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $950 USD (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | Loaded Dell Inspiron 7000 Intel Evo convertible with 4K touchscreen, 11th gen Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $950 USD

The Inspiron 7306 2-in-1 is barely half a year old and it's already on sale for a fair price considering the hardware and features included. Alternatives from Lenovo or HP with similar specifications would typically cost a couple ...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 02:17:00 +0100
The ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3000 will be available for €449. (Image source: ASUS & Saturn)

ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3000: Retailer lists Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook alternative with a 16:10 display

With the Chromebook Flip CM3000, ASUS will soon introduce a Chrome OS-based 2-in-1 that looks an awful lot like a Microsoft Surface Go. The ASUS Chromebook Flip CM3000 features a 10.5-inch display, 4 GB of RAM, a detachable keyboa...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 17:36:00 +0100
Lenovo Yoga 6 13 2-in-1 convertible with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM is down to $550 USD (Image source: Best Buy)

Deal | Lenovo Yoga 6 13 2-in-1 convertible with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM is down to $550 USD

The aluminum-clad Lenovo convertible may be designed for businesses, but it works just as well for home users, too. It'll be tough to find another 13.3-inch convertible as light as this one with the same CPU and for the same price...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 04:43:00 +0100
The Chuwi SurPad retails for US$249 on Amazon. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi SurPad: An Android tablet with a 10.1-inch display, LTE connectivity, a detachable keyboard, pen support and a large battery for US$249

Chuwi has introduced a new Android tablet, the SurPad. The 10.1-inch device has 4 GB of RAM and a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, along with support for a detachable keyboard and an active stylus. The Chuwi SurPad starts at US$249 and has...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:44:00 +0100
The GPD Win 3 pre-production unit impressed in our review but had issues that needed addressing. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

GPD Win 3 brings PS3 portable to life with God of War III gameplay at 720p/30 fps

Another GPD Win 3 gameplay video has been posted online that’s a little different to the usual examples GPD shares. This time around, the Win 3 handheld console/mini laptop was turned into a PS3 portable thanks to the use of an ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 10:48:00 +0100
The Taj Mahal-inspired workspace features art by local artisans (Image source: NDTV)

Microsoft's ultra-luxury India Development Center is heavily inspired by the Taj Mahal's interior design

Microsoft recently opened up a 90,000 square feet IDC (India Development Center) in Delhi. The new location is set to a hub for AI and cloud computing research and highlights the increasing relevance of India-based R&D efforts for...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 13:43:00 +0100
A 2020 PC market infographic. (Source: Canalys)

Chromebook and tablet shipments break records in 2020

The latest market research report from Canalys shows that the PC market enjoyed success not seen in years during 2020. It posted shipment volumes not seen since 2015, hitting 143.7 million units (a 35% year-on-year (YoY) increase)...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 23:36:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga: Ultrathin 3:2 convertible hits US market

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga: Ultrathin 3:2 convertible hits US market

The thinnest ThinkPad laptop ever is available for purchase: The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is orderable in the USA since yesterday. The mark-up for early adopters is hefty however, as the 3:2 convertible with its Titanium top cove...
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 13:55:00 +0100
Chuwi Hi10 XR: A Windows tablet with pen support and a detachable keyboard. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi Hi10 XR: A Windows tablet with pen support and a detachable keyboard

With the Hi10 XR, Chuwi offers a convertible that supports pen input and a detachable keyboard. Its Celeron N4120 processor should keep things ticking over too, as should its 6 GB of RAM.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 Jan 2021 01:05:00 +0100
Pipo showcased the W12 in late 2019. (Image source: Pipo)

Pipo W12: A 2-in-1 Microsoft Surface alternative with LTE, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and a 3:2 display for under US$450

With the W12, Pipo combines a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset, up to 8 GB of RAM and a 37 Wh battery in a 2-in-1 form factor. The device has a high-resolution 3:2 display and up to 8 GB of RAM.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:10:00 +0100
Lenovo Flex 5 14 is down to $649 USD to be one of the cheapest convertibles with an 11th gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB NVMe SSD (Source: Costco)

Deal | Lenovo Flex 5 14 is down to $649 USD to be one of the cheapest convertibles with an 11th gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB NVMe SSD

The versatile 2-in-1 laptop strikes a great balance between performance and price when compared to other models in its category. Students and home users with tight budgets may want to consider this Lenovo Flex.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:39:00 +0100
The Zen 3 factor helps make the Asus ROG Flow X13 a powerful convertible laptop. (Image source: Asus/AMD - edited)

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS hits 4.8 GHz inside an Asus ROG Flow X13 laptop as Geekbench single-core scores shine against the Ryzen 9 4900H and Intel Core i7-1165G7

The Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301 laptop in combination with an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS APU has been spotted in a couple of test runs on Geekbench. The Ryzen 9 5980HS produced strong single-core and multi-core results that hold up well again...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 07:34:00 +0100
The Galaxy Book series might add new variants soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung has a new Pro series of Galaxy Books in the works

Samsung has certified a new line of products with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). They are called the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. By the sound of it, they are new PCs of the laptop or convertible form-fact...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 19:51:00 +0100
The larger form-factor now allows for the inclusion of a touchpad. (Image Source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook reveals additional specs and product images for the One Mix 4 10.1-inch convertible

The latest product images reveal that the One Mix 4 will feature a digital pen, backlit keyboard with touchpad, 3x USB-C ports and a microSD reader. Apparently, there are no Thunderbolt 4 ports, and One-Netbook is dropping the SIM...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:46:00 +0100
A Samsung display technician working on OLED display equipment. (Image: Samsung)

Samsung set to mass produce the first 90 Hz OLED displays for laptops

Samsung Display has commenced the mass production of the first 90 Hz OLED displays for laptops. According to Samsung, the high-speed driving performance of its OLED displays is comparable to that of an LCD display with a 120 Hz re...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:45:00 +0100
The GPD Win 3 is two times more expensive than a Playstation 5. Is it really worth it?

The GPD Win 3 is two times more expensive than a Playstation 5. Is it really worth it?

Users who don't plan on exploiting the Thunderbolt 4 port of the Win 3 will be missing out on the single most important feature of the handheld as it is the secret to turning the system into a full-fledged docked Core i7 laptop PC...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:57:00 +0100
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ costs from US$899.99. (Image source: Microsoft/Intel - edited)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Intel Core i7-1165G7 shows potential casual gaming chops as Iris Xe iGPU easily outguns Nvidia GeForce MX350 dGPU and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 in OpenCL

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ has made a couple of appearances on Geekbench that point to the convertible laptop being ideal for some light gaming sessions. The Iris Xe iGPU in the Surface Pro 7+ device’s Intel Core i7-1165G7 m...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:48:00 +0100

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