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One-Notebook is currently the only company to manufacture pocket-size convertibles. (Source: One-Notebook)

One-Notebook announces One Mix 2S Yoga Platinum 7-inch handheld convertible

One-Notebook's unique pocket-size convertible lineup is getting updated with the OneMix 2S Platinum edition, which pack a faster Intel Core i7-8500Y CPU coupled with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM and 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. The new device ...
HP Spectre x360 13 with 4K UHD touchscreen and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $1050 (Image source: HP)

Deal | HP Spectre x360 13 with 4K UHD touchscreen and 512 GB SSD now on sale for $1050

The barely six-month old HP Spectre x360 13 convertible is now $500 USD off. If you were considering a Pavilion or Envy before, then we recommend looking into this flagship Spectre instead as it offers a stronger and sleeker alumi...
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 coming with Whiskey Lake-U, WiFi-6, and privacy camera shutter

HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 coming with Whiskey Lake-U vPro, WiFi-6, and privacy camera shutter

While mostly just a minor refresh, security buffs and business users will appreciate the new camera slider and updated hardware-level anti-virus and recovery features.
Updated Acer Spin 3 convertible to launch this June

Updated Acer Spin 3 convertible to launch this June

The upgrades for the new Spin 3 14-inch convertibles include an almost complete Intel Whiskey Lake CPU lineup ranging from the Pentium Gold 5405U to the Core i7-8565U, plus discrete graphics solutions up to the new GeForce MX230 G...
The 8cx, or perhaps its successors, may make it to Microsoft PCs in the next few years. (Source: The Verge)

Surface Pro variants with Snapdragon processors may be in the works

The future of Microsoft PCs such as the Surface Pro may yet be Qualcomm-based. A new report on the development of Windows on ARM includes references to several prototypes from this line with Snapdragon processors rather than those...
The ARM-based Huawei Matebook E 2019 has a metal case. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Huawei's upcoming Windows on ARM Matebook E 2019 convertible features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850

A revised Huawei Matebook E for 2019 has been on show in China, and it has revealed a surprising new component: A Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC. The convertible computer comes with a 12-inch display and offers similar hardware speci...
VAIO releases A12 2-in-1 in Europe

VAIO releases A12 2-in-1 in Europe

The VAIO A12 is the latest convertible laptop from the Japanese OEM. The A12 offers a bevy of ports and decent specifications, but the high price (€2300/£2000) may be prohibitive to many consumers. The VAIO A12 is available in Eur...
The Sharp foldable prototype in action. (Source: YouTube)

Sharp teases its own foldable phone prototype

Sharp has thrown its hat into the foldable-device ring by displaying its own device built around a flexible OLED panel. This screen will apparently measure 6.18-inches and have a 1440 x 3040 resolution when part of a finished prod...
Ematic EWT117 (Atom x5-Z8350) Convertible Review

69% Ematic EWT117 (Atom x5-Z8350) Convertible Review

Good display, but far too slow. The 11.6-inch Ematic offers a lot on paper, but it doesn't have the speed to keep up with even the most simplest of tasks like browsing, 1080p streaming, or even word processing. You're better off investing that $200 elsewhere.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 11.6" | 1 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

83% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Unremarkable. The VivoBook Flip 14 comes with a Core i3 processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The IPS touchscreen can be used not only with the fingers but also with the Asus Pen, which is sold separately.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 with 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen APU will cost from US$699.99. (Source: Dell)

Dell announces availability of select Inspiron laptops with 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen "Picasso" APUs

A recent post made on Dell’s blog has revealed that the manufacturer has started to incorporate AMD’s Picasso range of mobile APUs into its Inspiron lineup. The Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) with a second-generation Ryzen CPU is now ava...
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 (Core i5-8350U, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

83% HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 (Core i5-8350U, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

For those with cash to burn. HP has equipped its new 14-inch Chromebook convertible with a powerful Intel Core i5-8350U processor, an IPS touchscreen display and a sizable battery that delivers great battery life. However, HP demands a hefty price for the device at nearly €1,000 (~$1,120) despite it having jarring shortcomings. Read on to find out how the Chromebook x360 14 G1 performs in our tests and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Some variants of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 can even be configured with a dGPU from Nvidia. (Source: Microsoft)

Entry-level Microsoft Surface Book 2 now comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 option

The base model of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 has just received an additional choice among its configuration options. Microsoft has given potential purchasers the opportunity to have the device fitted with a quad-core 8th Gen Int...
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA (Source: Asus Global)

The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is now available for purchase, priced at US$569.99

The direct successor of the original Chromebook Flip by Asus, namely the Chromebook Flip C434, was unveiled back in January, at the CES 2019 trade show in Las Vegas. Now, this Chrome OS convertible is finally available for purchas...
The sideways positioning of the touchscreen allows content creators to optimize their workflow. (Source: IF World Design Guide)

Compal shows innovative convertible laptop design

The new hinge system for convertible laptops was presented by Compal at this year's IF World Design Guide competition and it could soon be implemented in HP and Dell models. Thanks to a special locking mechanism, the touchscreen c...
Redesigned 2019 HP Pavilion x360 series with GeForce MX250 graphics launching this April (Source: HP)

Redesigned 2019 HP Pavilion x360 series with GeForce MX250 graphics launching this April

The 2019 Pavilion x360 15 in particular will be nearly 14 percent thinner (.94-inch to .81-inch) and 15 percent lighter (5.1 lbs to 4.3 lbs) than the 2017 Pavilion x360 15. A fingerprint reader, which has become standard on costli...
A Qualcomm reference device shown at Computex 2018. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Windows on ARM: Where we are now and what the future holds

Windows on ARM (WoA) has a lot of potential benefits, from extended battery life to standby LTE connectivity, while still running x86 software. Performance complaints meant the initial launch was a little rough, but this has improved with more powerful SoCs and the slow increase in ARM-native applications for Windows. The future release of the Snapdragon 8cx and development of third-party ARM software could be the change needed to push WoA into the mainstream.
The team that made the Pixel Slate has been cut back according to a report. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Google said cutting back on Pixelbook, Pixel Slate efforts

Google looks to be cutting back on its computing hardware efforts reports Business Insider. According to the report, dozens of engineers and program managers working on the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate have been told to seek other ro...
HP Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

88% HP Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

Six cores with stamina. The new HP Spectre x360 is an all-rounder that gets most things right. The convertible scores highly for its powerful hardware, backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, good battery life and its 2 TB SSD. The touchscreen supports the HP Tilt Pen too, which adds more functionality than many 15-inch convertibles have.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

April 2019 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.
It seems Eve-Tech may be struggling to fulfill orders for Eve V convertible computers. (Source: Eve-Tech)

Growing concerns over Eve-Tech's unfulfilled orders for Eve V computers

Eve-Tech has just had another flash sale for its Eve V device, with potential customers likely enticed by discounts ranging from US$300 all the way to US$600 for the i7-7Y75 variant. However, there seems to be a growing number of ...
Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible coming with AMD Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U options (Source: Lenovo)

MWC19 | AMD Zen+ Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U will debut on the Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible series

The upcoming mainstream Lenovo IdeaPad C340 family will be one of the first to offer Zen+ Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 processor options that were initially unveiled at CES 2019. The AMD options should be comparable to Intel Whis...
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 & X390 Yoga: Smallest ThinkPads now with 13.3 inch instead of 12.5 inch LCDs

MWC19 | Lenovo ThinkPad X390 & X390 Yoga: Smallest ThinkPads now with 13.3 instead of 12.5 inch LCDs

Aside from the larger ThinkPads of the T series, Lenovo has announced two compact models of the X series as well. The Thinkpad X390 has a bigger display with a much smaller screen bezel than its predecessor, while the ThinkPad X39...
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. (Source: B&H)

Leaked Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon datasheets signal a June launch for Intel Ice Lake

Lenovo could be joining Dell in offering Intel Ice Lake laptops as soon as June this year. Leaked datasheets for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon detail the inclusion of Core i5 and Core i7 Ice Lake processor options. T...
Acer has released slightly disappointing early-year financials. (Source: Acer)

Acer has announced its financial report for January 2019

Acer has released a report in which it puts its January 2019 revenues at about US$540 million. These figures have decreased by 23.7% compared to December 2018 and by 1.3% compared to January 2018. The company has cited the ongoing...
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

92% HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

Better than the Spectre 13. The latest EliteBook carries almost everything you want from an Ultrabook: tablet mode, super-bright display, 4G LTE, Thunderbolt 3, NFC, crisp keyboard, narrow bezels, long battery life... the list goes on and on. Just be ready to pay a hefty price when fully configured.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
While folded, the smartphone would essentially have a front and a rear display. (Source: Weibo)

Alleged Vivo IQOO foldable phone gets leaked renders

Vivo's IQOO sub-brand is rumored to be dedicated to premium foldable devices. The leaked renders posted on Weibo show a outwards-folding device with very thin bezels. The unfolded state will get a display with a ratio close to 1:1...
Laptops to fall in love with this Valentine's Day

Laptops to fall in love with this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air. Valentine's Day is surely a reason for celebration and togetherness for many around the world. This is also a great time to invest in or gift technology that can enhance your partner's work or play. In this article, we've lined-up some of the best laptops that we think will complement most personalities. These laptops are not just ones that you can gift to the ones you love; they are also ones that you can fall in love with, too.
Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone Dell

Asus ZenBook 15 vs. Dell XPS 15: Still not enough to dethrone the popular 15-inch king

The bestselling Dell XPS laptop manages to be faster, tougher, brighter, and more feature-packed than the new competing Asus ZenBook 15 without running any louder or shorter. In return, the Asus laptop is much lighter and even a b...
Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day (Image source: Newegg)

Acer Aspire, Chromebook, and Nitro systems are on sale for President's Day

Get a 17-inch gaming laptop with GTX 1060 graphics for $920 USD and more from now until the end of next week. The sale spans multiple retail outlets including Newegg, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.
The very good Surface Pro 6 will be available in new markets such as the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Norway. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft brings the Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, Studio 2, and Surface Headphones to many new markets

Microsoft has announced in a blog post that the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 devices are now launching in 20 more markets worldwide. The tech giant also revealed that its Surface Headphones will be coming ...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible: "Impossibly thin. Improbably powerful" - and not upgradeable to 32 GB RAM. (Source: Dell)

Dell's Frank Azor confirms there will be no 32 GB version of the XPS 15 9575 convertible

Frank Azor, the man in charge of the XPS series at Dell, has confirmed that there will not be a 32 GB variant of the XPS 15 9575 convertible. The executive recently tweeted the news that now seems to be the final nail in the coffi...
New Dell Inspiron 17 7786 can run slower than the last generation Dell Inspiron 17 7773

Unusual throttling behavior shows the Core i7-8565U running both faster and slower than the i7-8550U

The new Dell Inspiron 17 7786 can run 20 percent faster than the last generation Inspiron 17 7773 for the first 10 to 20 minutes before clock rates begin to dip dramatically. At that point, CPU performance stabilizes at 10 percent...
Dell Inspiron 17-7786 (i7-8565U, 16 GB, 17-inch Touch, MX 150) Convertible Review

86% Dell Inspiron 17-7786 (i7-8565U, 16 GB, 17-inch Touch, MX 150) Convertible Review

Gigantic convertible meets Whiskey Lake! The large 17-inch Dell convertible has received a CPU upgrade. In addition to the internal update, the case was also completely redesigned. Find out in this review whether these changes make sense and whether the new Whiskey-Lake-U CPU can ensure a higher performance.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
The Chuwi Ubook is a Surface alternative on the cheap. (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi Ubook goes live on Kickstarter with up to 25% discount for early birds

Chinese PC maker Chuwi has launched its cheap Surface alternative on Kickstarter. Early birds can get a 25 percent discount on the Chuwi Ubook bringing the entry price for the Core m3 8GB model down to just US$349.
The Pinebook Pro. Images via Pine64.

Pine64 will have a busy 2019 thanks to the release of its new Linux laptop and tablet

Pine64, the organization behind the Pine A64 SBC and Pinebook, is planning to release a new Linux-based laptop and a new tablet. Dubbed the Pinebook Pro and PineTab, respectively, the two devices aim to offer an open-source comput...
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen NP930QAA (i7-8550U) Convertible Review

85% Samsung Notebook 9 Pen NP930QAA (i7-8550U) Convertible Review

Under 1 kg. The 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Pen focuses on three strengths: weight, brightness, and S Pen support. The end result is a versatile convertible that's noticeably lighter than the competition and with a brighter display for improved outdoor visibility. The drawbacks, however, are hard to ignore and worth keeping in mind for anyone considering the $1300 flagship Samsung.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 998 g
Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 Black Edition

84% Dell Inspiron 13 7386 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) Convertible Review

A letdown. Dell's new convertible is a bitter disappointment, at least in the configuration we have tested. It is even more frustrating that the device has the potential to be a great laptop, but it has been let down by several vital failings. We urge you read on nonetheless as cheaper models could improve upon the areas in which this laptop disappoints.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Dell intros Latitude 3300 Education and refreshes 3000 series of Chromebooks (Source: Dell)

Dell intros Latitude 3300 Education and refreshes 3000 series of Chromebooks

These inexpensive and versatile subnotebooks will start as low as $250 USD with options for 1080p and 64 GB eMMC storage. Dual-band Intel 9560 wireless comes and USB Type-C charging will come standard similar to many mainstream Ul...
Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

Update | Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

It's not a coincidence that the OLED XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and Lenovo Yoga C730 are all launching within 1 to 2 months of each other. These 15.6-inch laptops will likely source their 4K UHD OLED panels from t...
The 12-inch Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with an Acer Active Pen. (Source: Acer)

Acer announces school-friendly Chromebook 512 laptop and Chromebook Spin 512 convertible

Acer has introduced two new devices to its considerable line-up: the Chromebook 512 and the Chromebook Spin 512. The 12-inch laptops have been specifically designed with education in mind, and they both feature Intel processors an...
Core i5 HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 convertible is 10 percent faster than Core i7 SKU

When cheaper is faster — Core i5 HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 convertible outperforms the Core i7 SKU by 10 percent

The Core i5 configuration is hundreds of dollars cheaper than the Core i7 option and yet it performs faster in multi-threaded workloads. We highly recommend skipping over the i7 upgrade in favor of other options such as Sure View,...
The HP Chromebook 11 x360 G2 EE convertible supports Wacom EMR digital pens. (Source: HP)

HP announces two new Education Edition Chromebooks

The latest 11.6-inch Chromebook models from HP get a more rugged feel with rubber trims, Gorilla Glass and spill-resistant keyboards. In order to keep the prices at an affordable level for students, HP included Intel's Celeron N40...
Windows on Snapdragon doesn't solve the underlying issue of Windows ARM

Windows on Snapdragon doesn't solve the underlying issue of Windows ARM

Based on our experience with the $1000 Lenovo Yoga C630 powered by a Snapdragon 850, software reliability is still a huge hit or miss on Windows 10 Pro. Qualcomm's grand plans for Windows on Snapdragon is off to a slow and rough s...
Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Pixelbook alternative? The Dell Inspiron 7486 Chromebook 14 2-in-1 is a well-built, well-designed Chromebook. Thanks to its Intel Core i3-8130U CPU and gorgeous 14-inch FHD display with pen support, the Inspiron 7486 Chromebook may be the best alternative to the Pixelbook on the market.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

The best business convertible? Lenovo has completely reworked the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which now includes a larger touchscreen, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and much faster CPUs. This has the caveat that these faster chips have to be actively cooled now. Is the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet a solid and complete package, or does it have some significant weaknesses?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Even we at Notebookcheck are sometimes surprised by test samples. The entry-level CPU of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is about 25% faster than the more expensive Core i7 under sustained workloads. How is that possible?
Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go

The Windows detachable combines the U-shaped metal kickstand of the Spectre x2 and the Alcantara look of the Surface Pro keyboard with a passively-cooled Core m3 processor. Chuwi is promising a retail price of just under $400 if t...

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