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The iMac Pro was introduced at WWDC in early June but will not be available until December. (Source: Associated Press)

iMac Pro may pack both server-grade Xeon and ARM CPUs

An enthusiast rummaging through firmware files for macOS High Sierra found information suggesting that the upcoming iMac Pro will be powered by server-grade Xeon processors and protected by an ARM chip known as a Security Enclave Processor. The existence of an ARM chip the same as those found in the MacBook Pro with TouchBar sparks speculation that the iMac ...
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At approximately the size of your hand, the ThinkStation P320 Tiny is aptly named. (Source: Lenovo)

Size does matter with the ThinkStation P320 Tiny

Lenovo has unveiled what it claims to be the "world's smallest workstation" with the announcement of its ThinkStation P320 Tiny. The company promises "knockout performance" from a device that can fit onto even the most cluttered of desks.
StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

The Thunderbolt 3 product line has been expanded to include dual display adapters with 4K and 60Hz functionalities, compatible with the latest Windows and Mac laptops.
The ThinkPad 701c is one of the most sought-after models for collectors. (Source: Tech Radar)

ThinkPads have accomplished a lot in 25 years

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad lineup with an event in New York City. Let's take a look at a few of the product line's accomplishments over the years.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

More performance and a very good display. Lenovo's ThinkPad P51 is a full-fledged mobile workstation with a 15-inch display, powerful Xeon quad-core processor and a professional graphics card from Nvidia. The 4K screen in particular convinced in the review.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
The Modern Keyboard features a fingerprint scanner located on a key next to the right Alt. (Source: Microsoft)

Want a fingerprint reader? Microsoft now has a keyboard for that

Microsoft has released a new keyboard with embedded fingerprint scanner and is calling it "The Modern Keyboard". The Modern Keyboard has both wireless and wired functionality but comes at the hefty price of US$129.99.
The ZBOX CI327 nano is available with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i5 processors. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac's fanless ZBox CI327 mini PC now on sale starting at US$160

Pricing for Zotac's ZBOX CI327 nano mini PC has been released. The tiny PC starts at US $159 with a Celeron CPU, but can be configured with a Kaby Lake Core i3 or i5 as well.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

Enduring. Lenovo's mobile ThinkPad P51s workstation is slimmer and more compact than its predecessor. The device can now also offer a modern Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to a high-capacity external battery, the laptop achieves an outstanding battery life.
Intel Core i7-7600U | NVIDIA Quadro M520 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
It's not easy to get to, but the Kaby Lake CPU in the new 21-inch iMac uses a standard LGA 1151 socket. (Source: iFixit)

New 21.5-inch iMac has upgradable CPU, RAM, and 2.5-inch drive

iFixit has found that while the new 21.5-inch iMac is not easy to get inside, the RAM, 2.5-inch drive, and CPU are all technically user-replaceable.
Apple's new iMac Pro packs server-grade specs in an All-in-One chassis. (Source: Apple)

WWDC 2017 | Apple introduces new iMac AIOs, including the powerful iMac Pro

Apple's new All-in-Ones are equipped with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, Iris Pro integrated graphics, and options for high-res displays and dedicated AMD Radeon GPUs. The iMac Pro, a completely new device, will pack a punch with an 18-core Xeon processor and AMD Vega graphics.
Console-sized but far more powerful, a small form-factor PC opens up many more possibilities for those who can't spare the space for a traditional desktop.

Zotac Magnus puts small form-factor gaming PCs into the spotlight

Hardware manufacturers have listened to the fans (and sales numbers) and are finally taking small form-factor (SFF) gaming PCs seriously.
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.
MSI WS63 workstation to be refreshed with unannounced Quadro GPU this July

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI WS63 workstation to be refreshed with unannounced Quadro GPU this July

The Nvidia Max-Q series may not only be for gamers - this same technology could soon come to the Quadro series for mobile workstations.
The X9's design has somewhat changed since it appeared as a concept on display during CES. (Source: Techradar)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Gigabyte introduces new X9 and X5 MD gaming notebooks

Gigabyte has unveiled updates to its Aorus sub-brand of premium gaming notebooks at Computex, including the monstrously powerful X9 as well as updated X5 MD and X7 DT.
Source: MSI

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI debuts monster GT75VR Titan gaming notebook

The GT75VR Titan is a gaming powerhouse with dual GTX 1070s, an unlocked i7-7820HK CPU, and a 4K 120 Hz display that MSI says covers 100% of the AdobeRGB spectrum.
Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review

82% Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review

Rough around the edges. With their Precision 3000 workstation-series, Dell promises lots of performance for comparatively little money. Our review update takes a look at the overall concept and checks for potential issues.
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The XPS 15's design philosophy of a 15-inch laptop in a 14-inch laptop's footprint has put the 14-inch laptop in an awkward place. (Source: Dell)

Opinion: 15 is the new 14

Who doesn't want an extra 1.6 inches? Due to the popularity of small bezels, Editor Douglas Black predicts that 14-inch laptops will lose their niche in the market — at least until there's a breakthrough in heat dissipation.
Gigabyte's new Aero 15 has been received with near universal acclaim. (Source: Gigabyte)

Aero 15 gets firmware fix for keyboard rollover bug

Gigabyte has released a firmware update for their new Aero 15 laptop that fixes a bug preventing certain key combinations from registering. The 1.1.5 update is available through the Gigabyte Fusion application.
MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

81% MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

Workstation with gaming roots. MSI offers mobile workstations based on its gaming laptops for quite a while now. The WE72 is a new 17-inch system, but is the implementation of a professional graphics card sufficient to satisfy demanding customers?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

Ever wondered which notebooks the editors prefer to use day-to-day? The staff of Notebookcheck reveal their preferences.
Intel profits surge as of Q1 2017

Intel profits surge as of Q1 2017

The chipmaker is benefiting from a stable consumer PC market with profits up 45 percent compared to Q1 2016 with 14.8 billion USD in revenue.
The Radeon Pro Duo features two professional-grade GPUs on a single card. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Radeon Pro Duo dual GPU for professionals

The upcoming Radeon Pro Duo will feature two GPUs on a single card. The professional grade graphics card will have a whopping 32 GB of VRAM and is able to hit 11.45 TFLOPS.
EMEA PC market sees slight growth in Q1 2017

EMEA PC market sees slight growth in Q1 2017

The PC market appears to be recovering somewhat with overall sales up 1.6 percent. Sales are particular high in Western Europe for both the desktop and portable PC segments.
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NVIDIA Quadro M620 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

512 Maxwell cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
The HP ZBook Studio G4 combines killer specs with design. (Source: HP)

HP introduces updated ZBook mobile workstations

HP has revealed updates to its ZBook line of workstations, including the long-awaited ZBook Studio G4.
The PX7 Pro SE is a notebook capable of server workloads. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server

The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.
The new TITAN Xp has 12 GB GDDR5X VRAM, 3840 CUDA cores, and 12 TFLOPS of performance. (Source: Nvidia)

Titan Xp now official, will also support Mac OS X

The new GPU is equipped with 12 GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 11.4 Gbps, 3840 CUDA cores clocked at ~1.6 GHz, and boasts 12 TFLOPs of performance. Nvidia will also begin developing drivers for Mac OS X.
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NVIDIA Quadro M2200 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

1024 Maxwell cores @ 694MHz, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 5508MHz
JEDEC is the global leader in setting memory standards. (Source: JEDEC)

DDR5 memory is coming, and it is fast

The new standard promises to bring twice the bandwidth and density over current DDR4 memory. Publication is expected to be finalized in 2018.
Intel launches Xeon E3-1200 v6 CPU for servers

Intel announces Xeon E3-1200 v6 family of Kaby Lake CPUs

Launch prices for the eight entry-level quad-core processors are still unknown.
Fujitsu unveils VR Ready Celsius H970 mobile workstation

CeBIT 2017 | Fujitsu unveils VR Ready Celsius H970 mobile workstation

The 17.3-inch workhorse will launch next month with Intel Xeon processor options and Quadro GPUs up to the P5000.
The Ryzen 5 looks to offer price-competitive performance across the low to mid-range. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 5 revealed as competitor to Intel's Core i5

AMD has revealed its Ryzen 5 series of chips ranging from US$169 to US$249. As the name suggests, AMD is pitching the Ryzen 5 as a superior choice to Intel's i5 7600K.
With a similar form-factor and specifications to the XPS 15, these two notebooks will be competing for much of the same market. (Source: ExpertReviews)

15-inch Yoga 720 up for order on Lenovo's website

Lenovo's Yoga 720 is a 15-inch quad-core convertible notebook that also packs an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. It has just gone live on Lenovo's website for US$1259 and is expected to ship in 4-5 weeks.
Source: G.SKILL

Overclockers, start your engines! G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2017

Overclockers can compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The first qualifying round opens from March 17 to April 18 on hwbot.org.
The UX550 has a more modern, sleeker design than its chunky predecessor. (Source: Taiwan Excellence)

Asus ZenBook with GTX1060 confirmed; release date unknown

Asus has yet to officially announce a 15-inch ZenBook Pro with GTX 1060, but the Taiwan Excellence Awards website reveals some details.
Both Google and Microsoft have a vision for big-screen digital collaboration in the office. (Source: Google)

Surface Hub, meet Google Jamboard

Google has announced that its collaborative computing effort, the 55-inch Surface Hub competitor known as the "Google Jamboard", will be available in May of this year for US$4999, plus a US$600 yearly management fee. It is still significantly cheaper than Microsoft's US$9000 55-inch Surface Hub.
The HP EliteOne 800 G3 looks stylish and modern while still retaining the air that it means business. (Source: HP)

HP's EliteOne 800 G3 is a striking all-in-one business PC with micro-bezels

HP has launched a sleek and stylish all-in-one PC for business called the EliteOne 800 G3. The AIO features a strong design with tiny bezels, a pop-out Windows Hello camera, and a Bang & Olufsen-tuned speaker bar that matches the modern design language of their other products.
On mobile, RemixOS will look no different from stock Android. Once plugged into external hardware, the UI will completely transform. (Source: JiDe)

"Continuum"-style feature to be added to Remix OS

Jide has revealed plans to make RemixOS a Continuum-like feature for Android phones.
The Bonobo WS is the highest-tier notebook available from System76 and features the latest from Intel and NVIDIA. (Source: System76)

Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" logo, Ubuntu 16.04.2 now available

Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.
Eurocom "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

Eurocom launches "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

This newsletter that made its debut on Valentine's Day provides regular technology updates and is part of a campaign that also involves customers in the development of the company's future products.
Azor tweeted that though they would begin certifying the XPS series for eGPUs, it will take at least a month to assess feasibility. (Source: Twitter)

Dell will begin certifying XPS notebooks for external graphics: Frank Azor

Alienware and XPS GM Frank Azor has stated that due to demand from customers, they will start to seek external graphics certification for their popular XPS line of notebooks. Without certification, newer graphics enclosures with the TI83 controller will not be able to connect.
Putting high-TDP components like quad-core CPUs and top-tier GPUs into a thin metal case makes avoiding thermal issues quite difficult. (Source: Razer)

Specializing in Razer laptops, enthusiast repairman aims to fix what Razer can't

If you have a Razer laptop that's broken and out of warranty, you might have an option other than paying US$700 for an out-of-warranty repair from the company: Brenden Henry is a computer enthusiast who grew up fixing phones, but now specializes in fixing issues with Razer's laptops.
The most powerful Pascal GPU to-date, but it's not designed for gaming. (Source: Ars Technica)

NVIDIA Quadro GP100 is now coming to workstations

NVIDIA's newest GPU targets the high-end CAD/CAE market, allowing users to get the most accuracy and reliability for programs where such features are an absolute necessity, such as complex engineering simulations.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad P51, P51s, and P70 are outfitted with the latest NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo updates ThinkPad workstation line with P71, P51, and P51s

Lenovo has refreshed their ThinkPad Workstations. The P51s is a thin-and-light workstation class notebook, the P51 now has a 4K screen with 100% color gamut coverage, and the P71 is a VR-ready workhorse.
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.
The T470 and T470s are part of Lenovo's Extended Lifecycle program, while the T470p is not. (Source: Lenovo)

Confirmed: Lenovo ThinkPad T470, T470s will have Thunderbolt 3, but T470p will not

Lenovo has confirmed that press release images showing the T470p with a Thunderbolt 3 port were a mistake, and that only the dual-core T470 and T470s will have Thunderbolt 3. This is bad news for ThinkPad fans who were hoping to use a T470 with an external GPU.
The Amiga series of computers found success as a home entertainment system, as it sold for significantly less than its Mac and PC competitors. (Source: WikiMedia)

Nostalgia Nerd's documentary on the Commodore Amiga, "Amiga Story", fully released

Retro-computing YouTuber Nostalgia Nerd has released the concluding part of his two-part documentary on the rise and fall of the Commodore Amiga: Part one explores the history and genesis of the beloved family of computers throughout the 1980s, while part two focuses on its struggles and eventual downfall in the 1990s.
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Kuo expects Apple to rectify the majority of complaints against the 2016 MacBooks this year. (Source: Apple)

Apple will update MacBooks with more RAM, Kaby Lake CPUs: Ming-Chi Kuo

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple is planning to upgrade their existing 13 and 15-inch notebooks with Kaby Lake as well as add two new laptops: a 12-inch MacBook and a higher-end 15-inch MacBook with 32 GB of RAM.
An XPS 15 with fingerprint scanner was on display at CES, but it seems that this feature isn't quite ready. (Source: Windows Central)

The XPS 15 9560's fingerprint scanner has gone AWOL (updated with official response from Dell)

The leaked website for the XPS 9560, specs, and CES display model all showed the update to the popular 9550 would sport a fingerprint scanner. The latest information from the company suggests that it does not currently have one, but may get the option soon.

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