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Intel Core i7-6950X Desktop CPU - Benchmarks and Specs

Broadwell-E x86 10 cores @ 3000 - 3500 MHz 14nm
The Litebook is a rebranded Chinese laptop running Linux that retails for $249. (Source: Litebook)

Litebook laptop brings Linux at low cost

The $249 laptop runs elementary OS, a Linux distribution. The Litebook looks to compete with Chromebooks while offering a full desktop operating system.
Intel announced the release schedule for Coffee Lake via Twitter. (Source: Intel Twitter)

Coffee Lake's Coming: Intel's 8th gen chips will arrive in late 2017

The 8th generation of Intel chips, Coffee Lake, is slated for release in the second half of 2017. Intel states that the chips will bring a 15% performance boost, but will they be competitive with Ryzen?
The X62 updates one of the most beloved ThinkPads with a Broadwell i7, IPS screen, and modern ports. (Source: Joni Niinikoski/LCDfans)

Enthusiasts bring classic ThinkPad designs to the modern era

Classic ThinkPads are alive and well thanks to some dedicated enthusiasts in China. With a completely custom-made motherboard, 1400 x 1050 IPS panel, Broadwell CPU, and updated ports, the X62 is a modern laptop in retro clothing.
HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

73% HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

Tiny Tank. HP has been busy updating their Pavilion x360 line, and today we look at the smallest member, the 11t. With a solid construction, this 11.6" convertible is as strong as a tank. Unfortunately, it also feels as slow as one.
Intel Pentium N3710 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

November 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

Practical and affordable? A couple of months ago, we evaluated Lenovo’s entry-level ThinkPad 13, which we found to be a good value overall. Today, we turn our sights to the Chromebook counterpart. Is it a viable alternative to the world of Windows?
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Battery report of an affected unit (Source: Kridsada Thanabulpong)

Users claiming battery issues with aging Surface Pro 3 tablets

Some Surface Pro 3 units equipped with internal batteries provided by Simplo appear to be discharging unusually fast. Microsoft has yet to announce anything formal about the user complaints.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE Convertible Review

A lot of room for improvements. Lenovo charges around 1,000 Euros ($1112) for the Yoga 3 Pro. You will get a thin and attractive 13.3-inch convertible with a folding display. The device does, however, reveal some drawbacks.
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

Dark screen. Lenovo delivers a basic office laptop furnished with a Core i3 processor dubbed B50-50. The manufacturer demands a price of just below 450 Euros (~$506). The laptop is cheaper when Windows 10 is not needed.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo E31-70 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo E31-70 Notebook Review

Reliable Companion. A mobile 13-inch notebook should be highly reliable and also feature solid input devices to make the user's life easier. The E31-70 is Lenovo's affordable offering in this segment. This much we can say beforehand: the notebook meets most of the requirements.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Acer Chromebook C910-354Y Notebook Review

78% Acer Chromebook C910-354Y Notebook Review

15.6-inch Chromebook. The Chromebook by Acer offers a long battery life and viewing-angle stable Full HD panel. However, the laptop also costs around 500 Euros (~$576).
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HP 250 G4 T6P08ES Notebook Review

75% HP 250 G4 T6P08ES Notebook Review

Low cost office all-rounder. HP's 250 G4 is a basic, 15.6-inch office laptop. It offers a decent configuration for a reasonable price. However, we cannot say a lot of good things about the screen.
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R5 M330 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE

72% Toshiba Satellite C55-C-1NE Notebook Review

Average Joe? The Toshiba Satellite C55-C is an entry-level notebook designed for word processing and multimedia tasks. The spec sheet lacks any real highlights - but maybe there are hidden surprises we have yet to discover?
Intel Core i3-5005U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo G50-80 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo G50-80 Notebook Review

No frills. Visually, the G50 doesn't stray from the typical look we've come to expect from Lenovo. The internal components are solid and while the notebook isn't what we'd call a highlight, it's a very decent package overall.
Intel Core i5-5257U | Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Toshiba launches two new Satellite C55-C SKUs

Toshiba launches two new Satellite C55-C SKUs

The 15.6-inch notebooks come standard with a Core i3 Broadwell CPU, 256 GB SSD, and either wireless-n or wireless-ac for a starting price of 650 Euros.
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE Notebook Review

81% Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE Notebook Review

Lack of endurance. Lenovo's 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts with its good connectivity. However, the battery life is, unfortunately, just middling.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD Notebook Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD Notebook Review

Low-cost Core i3. Laptops from the low-cost sector are mostly equipped with Braswell processors or AMD APUs nowadays. Neither of these is the strongest of their kind. Lenovo has taken a different approach and installed a Core i3 processor from the Broadwell generation in its IdeaPad.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE Notebook Review

76% Lenovo G70-80 80FF00H0GE Notebook Review

Desk worker. Lenovo's G70-80 is an inexpensive office device for your desk. The notebook does not set any performance records, but it is sufficient in practice. There are no major complaints for a price of 400 Euros (~$435).
Intel Pentium 3825U | Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review

86% Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review

Old dog, new tricks. The latest Z30t from Toshiba is yet again nearly identical to its brethren from two years ago, though this time, it’s sporting a Broadwell chipset and a 1080p touchscreen with antiglare filter. Are these changes enough to keep pace with its fierce competition in the business space?
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

79% Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

Retro-Radius. Toshiba sees a market for affordable 14-inch convertibles and positions its new Radius 14 lineup in the gap. We quite liked the flexible device for its casing and input devices, despite restrictions such as the TN screen or conventional hard drive in the test.
Intel Core i3-5015U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q665 Tablet Review

83% Fujitsu Stylistic Q665 Tablet Review

Business tablet. The Stylistic Q665 is primarily aimed at companies. Its configuration and the available accessories are tailored for this group of customers. It will not really be interesting for most private users in view of its high price level (1200 to 1300 Euros, ~$1298 to ~$1406).
Intel Core M-5Y31 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
Asus ASUSPRO Essential P2520LA-XO0167H Notebook Review

77% Asus ASUSPRO Essential P2520LA-XO0167H Notebook Review

Appearances are deceptive. Asus can impress in terms of performance with its business notebook, but the price is relatively high. Our review will reveal the weaknesses of the ASUSPRO Essential P2520LA.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474 Notebook Review

76% Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474 Notebook Review

Classy typewriter. A good build and configuration are omnipresent, and the improvements compared with the predecessor are appealing. ULV Core i7 processor meets gaming suitable 2 GB Nvidia GPU fused with 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD. The very good keyboard, thermals and system noise convince - but is everything that glitters here really gold?
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15 (Core i5-5200U, Radeon R5 M330) Notebook Review

73% Lenovo IdeaPad 305-15 (Core i5-5200U, Radeon R5 M330) Notebook Review

Way too expensive. Lenovo's 15.6-inch all-rounder cannot attract attention with its performance and features. However, this does not keep Lenovo from charging a ludicrous price for this device.
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R5 M330 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Review

80% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet Review

Tough. Rugged devices sometimes have to operate under the most adverse conditions. Dell's Latitude 12 Rugged tablet presents itself as a robust workhorse with stamina.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (Core i7, Radeon R7 M265) Notebook Review

82% Lenovo ThinkPad E550 (Core i7, Radeon R7 M265) Notebook Review

Expensive performance boost. For their top-of-the-line model in the E550-series, Lenovo not only integrated a speedy Core i7 CPU, but also a dedicated Radeon GPU. The resulting notebook costs almost 1000 Euro (~$1100). Is that too much money for an entry-level ThinkPad?
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M265 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
HP Pavilion 14t-ab000 (K9E07AV) Notebook Review

75% HP Pavilion 14t-ab000 (K9E07AV) Notebook Review

Traditional & affordable. HP's 14-inch Pavilion 14t is a low-cost conventional notebook. The decent performance is overshadowed by an underwhelming display and just average battery life.
Intel Core i3-5010U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.9 kg
Acer TravelMate P257-M-56AX Notebook Review

81% Acer TravelMate P257-M-56AX Notebook Review

Perfect thermals. No matter what we did with Acer's newcomer, the core clock rates never swayed from the specified maximum - even in battery mode. Befittingly, the TravelMate was almost perfect in terms of temperature and noise development. Can the screen and input devices keep up?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Dell Latitude 3550-0123 Notebook Review

80% Dell Latitude 3550-0123 Notebook Review

Everything is new. Dell's new entry-level business device comes with a matte IPS display, long battery runtimes and a large maintenance hatch. Priced at almost 900 Euros (~$987), it is not a cheap system though.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 830M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11V SW5-173-614T

76% Acer Aspire Switch 11V SW5-173-614T Convertible Review

Rarity. The conventional hard drive in the dock makes Acer unique in the market. However, other features are disappointing, and thus, a list of controversial pros and cons evolve. Is it a master of its category or leading a lost battle?
Intel Core M-5Y10c | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Gaming notebooks selling relatively well in face of low PC sales

Gaming notebooks selling relatively well in face of low PC sales

Jon Peddie Research group expects to see a small decline in an otherwise stable niche market.
HP 350 G2 L8B05ES Notebook Review

76% HP 350 G2 L8B05ES Notebook Review

Low-cost all-rounder. Although HP's 350 G2 does not excel in any category, it is not disappointing, either. All in all, it is a basic 15.6-inch all-rounder at a good price-performance ratio that should satisfy the needs of most users.
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R5 M240 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Asus Zenbook UX305LA (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

88% Asus Zenbook UX305LA (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

Well done, Asus. Until recently, Asus has been using Core M processors in their Zenbook UX305 models. However, the manufacturer now has greater aspirations. By adding new Core i7 processors to the series, Asus hopes to compete with the MacBook Air 13. Even with its stronger CPU, the Zenbook's battery life has improved. It just goes to show that in the wrestling ring of the computer world, sometimes it is not a disadvantage for a battery to put on some weight.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba Tecra A50-C Notebook Review

79% Toshiba Tecra A50-C Notebook Review

Quiet demeanor. Toshiba has refreshed its affordable Tecra A50 lineup with the thinner and sleeker A50-C series. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has a long way to go to catch up to the likes of Dell, HP, or Lenovo in the business space.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo Z51-70 (Radeon R9 M375) Notebook Review

77% Lenovo Z51-70 (Radeon R9 M375) Notebook Review

Mixed feelings. Lenovo's newcomer wants to qualify for the multimedia division with its mid-range graphics card but blunders in terms of screen and sound. The keyboard might disappoint users who value good office qualities. However, most other traits, and primarily the performance, are very compelling.
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R9 M375 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
LG gram 14 ultralight Windows 10 laptop with Intel Broadwell processor

LG gram series hit the US

This family of light portables comes with Broadwell processors, Windows 10 without any trace of bloatware, and a design that makes it a direct competitor for Apple's MacBook air.
Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD Convertible Review

78% Lenovo Yoga 500-15IBD Convertible Review

Universal tool? 2-in-1 convertibles want to be the Swiss Army Knife in the Laptop World. Lenovo has an interesting configuration that should satisfy office workers, casual gamers, and media consumers alike in its line for 800 Euros (~$892).
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo B50-80 Notebook Review

70% Lenovo B50-80 Notebook Review

Jack-of-all-trades? AR-coated, Full HD, powerful Intel SoC, and an AMD graphics. The mix that dreams are made of? However, we are disappointed - and you?
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R5 M330 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro Notebook Review

79% MSI GP72 2QE Leopard Pro Notebook Review

Family duel. Alongside the GT, GS and GE series of gaming notebooks, MSI has also released their GP62 and GP72 entry-level models. We just reviewed the 15-inch version -- now we turn our attention to the 17-inch model. We have recorded our impressions here.
Intel Core i7-5700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
HP Envy 15-ae020ng Notebook Review

80% HP Envy 15-ae020ng Notebook Review

Problem child. The Envy 15 is wrapped in an elegant case and equipped with an up-to-date Nvidia GTX 950M. While the specs of the Envy 15 are impressive, throttling has been a prominent problem of our test model.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Lenovo Z51-70 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo Z51-70 Notebook Review

Average fare. No maintenance hatch, fixed battery, clattery keyboard, dark display, weak GPU - the Lenovo Z51 does not really provide rays of hope.
Intel Core i5-5200U | AMD Radeon R7 M360 | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7558 Convertible Review

78% Dell Inspiron 15 7558 Convertible Review

A fresh take. Dell’s Inspiron 15 7558 continues the manufacturer’s expansion of the Inspiron line into more premium territory, this time with a 2-in-1 convertible design (similar to Lenovo’s smaller Yoga machines). Can it inspire us with its rebalanced priorities?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
HP Envy 15-w000ng x360 Notebook Review

74% HP Envy 15-w000ng x360 Notebook Review

Slowed down. Anyone thinking about buying HP's new, unusual 15-inch convertible will need patience. The sluggish hard drive slows down the system unnecessarily. A high-quality screen should not be on the priority list, either. Fortunately, there are also positive aspects to report.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 930M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50-C and P50t-C series now with more Broadwell options

Toshiba Satellite P50-C and P50t-C series now with more Broadwell options

While the rest of the world waits for Skylake, Toshiba is using the downtime to update a few of its Satellite series to the current Broadwell generation of CPUs.
Dell Inspiron 17-5758 Notebook Review

78% Dell Inspiron 17-5758 Notebook Review

No more Aluminum! The predecessor had an aluminum lid, while the new Dell Inspiron 17-5758 is now mainly made of plastic. On the other hand, it features up-to-date Broadwell CPUs and a dedicated graphics card. Is this sufficient to make up for the poor connectivity?
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Convertible Review

81% HP Elite x2 1011 G1 Convertible Review

Limited performance. HP advertises its new business detachable as: "The one device you need...". In fact, the Elite x2 is a versatile multi-talent, but it ultimately misses a better rating due to minor flaws in details.
Intel Core M-5Y51 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.7 kg
Toshiba refreshes Kira lineup with the 10H and 10J

Toshiba refreshes Kira lineup with the 10H and 10J

The premium Kira series gets new models with FHD (Kira-10H) and WQHD (Kira-10J) panels starting at 1550 Euros.
Acer Aspire E5-473G Notebook Review

77% Acer Aspire E5-473G Notebook Review

Hot head. The Acer Aspire E5-473G is an inexpensive multimedia notebook with current components. Thanks to the dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940M GPU, even gaming sessions are possible. The cooling solution, however, reaches its limit pretty quickly and the display is pretty low-cost as well.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 14" | 2 kg
Intel NUC5i3RYK Mini PC (Broadwell Core i3-5010U) Review

Intel NUC5i3RYK Mini PC (Broadwell Core i3-5010U) Review

Cunning. Intel's NUC5iRYK configured with a Broadwell Core i3 is a mini-PC based on laptop hardware. It hardly exhibited any weaknesses in the test, but gaming is not one of its strengths.
Intel Core i3-5010U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | | 463 g

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