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best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Update June 2018. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros 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.
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Update April 2018. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions....
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2018 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks 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.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon prototype: Current model was planned with 3:2 display and as MacBook-competitor (picture-source: pc.watch.impress.co.jp)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon prototype: Current model was initially planned with a 3:2 display and as a MacBook-competitor

Getting an inside view into the notebook industry is a rare thing and seeing actual prototypes even rarer still. A few days ago, Lenovo showcased such a prototype to Japanese journalists – the prototype of its current ThinkPad X1 ...
Bonsai team to join Microsoft (Source: The Official Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft acquires AI firm Bonsai

The Californian AI firm Bonsai achieved a few major breakthroughs in the field of industrial machine learning over the last years and will be joining Microsoft to help the latter in building better autonomous systems. As it usuall...
Dell XPS 15 9570 not available in India yet due to supply shortages reveals Frank Azor (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 was delayed in India due to supply shortages

Although Frank Azor said that the Dell XPS 15 9570 would become available in India on June 19, he has just confirmed that the company is facing supply shortages. A Twitter user also claims that Dell India removed the product page ...
Samsung 8 TB NF1 NVMe SSD for business applications now official (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung intros the first NF1 NVMe SSD

The industry's first NF1 NVMe SSD that has just been introduced by Samsung is optimized for data-intensive analytics and virtualization applications, targeting next-gen data centers and enterprise servers. This drive provides twic...
This device is likely based on the LG Q7. (Source: LG)

LG Android One device in the works, could be exclusive to T-Mobile

The LG Stylo 4's kernel source code has revealed the existence of an Android One device made by the company. This will be the first of its kind from LG, and could very well be a T-Mobile exclusive.
Samsung's Exynos SoCs offer fine performance. (Source: The Verge)

Samsung said to be working on producing its own mobile GPUs

Samsung is said to be working on producing its own in-house GPUs. Till now, Exynos chipsets have been paired with ARM's Mali GPUs. This move will bring Samsung one step closer to challenging Qualcomm in the SoC market.
The Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: NDTV)

Huawei sold over 6 million P20 devices in three months

According to an official statement, Huawei has sold six million P20 smartphones. The device became available for purchase about three months ago, so this is surprisingly good returns for the company.
Asus will have exclusive rights to 144 Hz/3 ms narrow-bezel panels from AUO this year (Source: Asus)

Asus will have exclusive rights to 144 Hz/3 ms narrow-bezel panels from AUO this year

Want the fastest black-white and gray-to-gray response times on your next gaming laptop purchase? Then Asus will be the only option for now. The manufacturer has partnered with AU Optronics to offer 144 Hz/3 ms panels exclusively ...
Dell Latitude 7490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

Reliable business partner. Today’s Latitude 7490 configuration packs a quad-core Core i5-8350U and conventional M.2 SATA storage, and it makes a few more cuts to deflate the cost a bit. Even so, this remains an impressive machine. How does this configuration stand up to its competitors?
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Acer Swift 5 SF514 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 5 SF514 (i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

Lightweight performance mimosa. At just 930 grams (2.05 lbs) the touchscreen-equipped laptop seems to be the perfect business companion. We take a closer look at much more than just the Swift's processor and RAM. What are the notebook's inherent compromises, and what else did Acer have to sacrifice along the way?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 930 g
Power Logic CEO Hsu Wen-feng expects increased GPU cooler shipments in the second half of 2018. (Source: DigiTimes)

New Nvidia GTX 11xx series essentially confirmed to launch in Q3 2018 as revealed by GPU cooler maker Power Logic

Nvidia may deny the imminent release of their next gen gaming GPUs all they want, however, more evidence for a Q3 2018 GTX 11xx release has recently been unveiled by Power Logic's CEO. The largest GPU air cooling provider on the m...
The AMD Radeon Pro V340 will be based on a dual Vega 10 setup. (Source: HardwareLuxx.de)

AMD Radeon PRO V340 spotted — dual Vega 10 multi-GPU with 32 GB HBM2 memory

AMD has discretely revealed the Radeon PRO V340 — a dual Vega 10 multi-GPU card with 32 GB HBM2 memory. The Radeon PRO V340 is being targeted for virtualization applications with support for up to 32 concurrent users and hardware...
OnePlus is apparently offering separate cashback vouchers of varying amounts instead of a single voucher. (Source: PiunikaWeb)

OnePlus 6 trade-in program throws up an unpleasant surprise

Buyers who have opted for the OnePlus 6 trade-in program were seen getting multiple voucher breakups instead of a single voucher for the exchange amount. This is causing problems as the trade-in program allows using only one vouch...
The Meizu 15 Plus featured an Exynos 8895. (Source: Gizchina)

The Meizu 16 devices are coming, Snapdragon 845 in tow

Meizu CEO Jack Wong has confirmed that the company will build on the success of the recently released Meizu 15 devices with a pair of direct successors in the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus. One of the devices will feature a Snapdragon 845.
The OPPO Find X. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find X flagship launched, coming to the US with US$1,000 price tag

OPPO unveiled the Find X yesterday at an event in Paris. A solid flagship, the Find X features a never-before-seen sliding camera mechanism. It will likely make its way to the US in the coming months, and could come with price tag...
Google Maps without and with Uber integration back in January 2017, feature removed in June 2018

Google suddenly removes Uber integration from Maps

Back in January 2017, Google decided to integrate Uber into the popular Maps service. Now, this feature has been silently removed without any prior warning. There is no official reason for this move yet, but it is very likely that...
These popular Lenovo ThinkPad laptops suffer from pulse-width modulation (Source: Own)

Sensitive to onscreen flickering? Take caution when purchasing these Lenovo ThinkPad SKUs

The ThinkPad T, X, and P families are home to Lenovo's more well-known models including the 14-inch T480, 15-inch T580, X380 convertible, and 15-inch P52 workstation. While their design, features, and performance are generally ver...
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

June 2018 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Dell XPS 15 9570 business notebook with Intel Coffee Lake processors (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor confirms: The Dell XPS 15 9570 is coming to India next week

While the US market remains stuck at only four configurations directly available from Dell.com for this popular Cofee Lake-powered premium laptop, India is scheduled to receive the XPS 15 9570 next Tuesday. However, Frank Azor has...
The LG Q7. (Source: LG)

LG's new Q7 devices go on sale in Korea as the quintessential overpriced midrangers

LG has finally begun sales of its new mid-range devices, the Q7 and Q7+. While not particularly underwhelming smartphones, both devices come with less than enticing price tags.
The Last of Us. (Source: Gamerant)

The Last of Us has sold 17 million copies worldwide

Sony’s first-party studio, Naughty Dog, has announced that its game, The Last of US, has sold 17 million copies, making it one of the best-selling games of all time. The game was released back in July 2013 and a sequel is in the w...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung still biggest smartphone company in the world as Xiaomi goes after Huawei's place

A comprehensive report has shown Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market in Q1 2018, Xiaomi’s almost palpable growth, and the extreme competition in the Asian smartphone market.
The Huawei Mate 10. (Source: AnandTech)

The upcoming Mate 20 could sport a gigantic 6.9-inch AMOLED display

According to new reports, Huawei has sourced AMOLED panels from Samsung for the Mate 20. Of more surprise is the fact that these panels are apparently 6.9-inch ones, which likely means a size hike for the next Huawei flagship, bri...
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock: The new docking solution for the Lenovo ThinkPad P52

ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock: The new docking solution for the Lenovo ThinkPad P52

With the announcement of the ThinkPad P52 a few days ago, Lenovo also announced a crucial accessory, a new dock. But the company didn't release too many details about this dock, besides is name. Thanks to the ThinkPad P52 manuals,...
Image source: OnePlus

The OnePlus 6 sold more than one million phones in its first 22 days on the market

The OnePlus 6 is now the most commercially successful device released by OnePlus. The phone hit one million uints sold within the first 22 days of its release, in spite of its higher price tag and OnePlus's continued "underground"...
The Redmi 6. (Source: FoneArena)

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A in China

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its two new entry-level smartphones, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. The previous offerings in the series were best-sellers, so these new ones have rather large boots to fill. Of course, there’s the pe...
10 nm Intel Cannon Lake processor die (Source: Wccftech)

First 10 nm Intel Cannon Lake processor die spotted in the wild

Although Intel is very quiet with the details, independent sources confirmed that the new 10 nm processor is based on a 71 mm Cannon Lake die. Its die includes a 45 x 24 mm CPU area and a 47 mm chipset. Unfortunately, due to the t...
Verizon unveils a third unlimited data plan that's more unlimited than its other two unlimited plans

Verizon unveils a third unlimited data plan that's more unlimited than its other two unlimited plans

Verizon is rolling out a third "unlimited" data plan that offers 75 GB of premium 4G LTE data for $95/month. After that 75 GB allotment is up, data can be subject to throttling during "high-traffic times" in order to relieve conge...
Image source: Epic Games (w/ edits)

First Fortnite World Cup planned for late 2019, will offer $100 million in prizes

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite's first World Cup will be held late next year. The tournament, which will be open to any and all gamers that want to participate, will offer $100 million in prizes, spread across various even...
Tesla is flushing cash down the drain, and its workers are paying the price. (Image: self)

Tesla cuts 9% of staff in an effort to bandage its cash hemorrhage

In a memo to his car manufacturing company, Elon Musk said that Tesla would be laying off 9% of its workforce, which equates to about 3,000 jobs. This is the latest move by the electric car manufacturer to stem its outward cash fl...
ThinkPad P52: Lenovo unveils its new 15-inch workstation with the GeForce GTX 1060 based Quadro P3200

ThinkPad P52: Lenovo unveils its new 15-inch workstation with the GeForce GTX 1060 based Quadro P3200

Lenovo launches the first model of its well-known ThinkPad-line of laptops with the new Intel Coffee-Lake hexa-core processors. The new ThinkPad P52 is not only the first ThinkPad workstation with those new CPUs, its also Lenovo's...
The MediaPad M5. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei finally brings the MediaPad M5 tablets to the US

Huawei has officially launched its new MediaPad M5 tablets for the US market. The devices come in three variants and bring some much-needed life back to a dying tablet scene. Prices begin at just over US$300.
Renders of the Nokia 5.1 Plus surface as HMD makes plans for Snapdragon 710-powered device

Renders of the Nokia 5.1 Plus surface as HMD makes plans for Snapdragon 710-powered device

Renders of the upcoming Nokia 5.1 Plus have surfaced. Going by the images, the device will feature a notch, making it the second Nokia device to do so, after the Nokia X6 that was released a short while ago.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro sees a temporary price cut

Deal | The Huawei Mate 10 Pro sees a temporary price cut

The Mate 10 Pro remains one of the best devices on the planet, and is currently available for US$550 on multiple retail outlets, a significant price drop from its US$800 launch MSRP. The model on sale is unlocked, comes with 6 GB ...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were unveiled back in February. (Source: The Inquirer)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were the best-selling smartphones in the world in April

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 devices have been said to be numerical improvements over the S8 devices but you wouldn’t think that if you saw their sales numbers. The flagships finally overtook the iPhone X and iPhone 8 pair to become the be...
The Vivo NEX. (Source: 9to5Google)

Details and pricing of the Vivo NEX surface ahead of launch

The Vivo NEX is billed to be unveiled today. Details of the device have surfaced already, however, throwing more light on a device that’s regarded by most to be one of the most radical smartphones in recent times.
Microsoft Surface lineup to get a new affordable slate in 2018, currently known as the Surface Lex

A budget Microsoft Surface tablet codenamed Lex might launch this fall

The Microsoft Surface Lex, also known as the Surface L, is rumored to arrive with type covers currently codenamed "Gibs" while its list of specs and features apparently includes USB Type-C and LTE connectivity. Compared to the Sur...
Rage 2, Prey DLC "Mooncrash", and Fallout 76 featured at Bethesda's E3 showcase. (Source: Bethesda)

E3 2018 | Bethesda shows off Fallout 76 and announces The Elder Scrolls VI

Maryland-based video-game developer Bethesda has released an official trailer for Fallout 76 at E3 and announced work on The Elder Scrolls VI. Other projects from the company discussed at the massive trade show in Los Angeles incl...
Phil Spencer has been offering a number of exciting revelations at E3 2018. (Source: JeuxVideo24)

E3 2018 | Microsoft is working on new Xbox consoles

A Microsoft executive has confirmed that the company is working on new Xbox consoles. Phil Spencer, who is the Executive Vice President of Gaming and head of the Xbox brand, stated that the development team behind the highly succe...
Lenovo Legion series will branch off into two distinct designs with the upcoming Y530 and Y7000 (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Legion series will branch off into two distinct designs with the Y7000 and Y530

The 2017 15.6-inch Legion Y520 will split into two successors this year as the Legion Y530 and Legion Y7000. The Y7000 represents a more natural evolution of the existing Legion design while the Y530 will be more restrained in its...
Yahoo Messenger for Android shutdown message

Yahoo Messenger going down for good on July 17 after a two-decade run

After 20 years since its 1998 release as Yahoo Pager, today's Yahoo Messenger — a Verizon property starting in 2017 — will be shut down in about five weeks. Although there is no official replacement for this iconic product, its su...
There have been similar reports. (Source: Telegraph)

Chinese police now installs surveillance software on tourists' phones

A user on Reddit has narrated the tales of their trip into China, which saw the country’s border police accost them and install what was almost definitely surveillance software on their Android devices.
HTC headquarters, Hsintien, Taiwan. (Source: News4Europe)

HTC continues to bleed money - May sales numbers as bleak as ever

HTC released its sales numbers for the month of May, with the company recording close to a 50% drop in revenue from the same period in 2017. Revenue for the first five months of the year was equally distressing, though things are ...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

June 2018 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
It seems like Intel withheld some important information during the live presentation, and reviewers are now crying foul. (Source: Anandtech)

More details about the 28-core CPU reveal Intel's misleading presentation

Apparently, Intel's 28-core CPU presentation from Computex was not really accurate, as the company tried to pull a few tricks on the audience. Anandtech meanwhile got some answers from Intel, revealing that the demo CPU was pre-ov...
That looks familiar. (Source: Essential)

A year after launch, Essential gives users of the PH-1 a 3.5mm jack...and makes them pay for it

Essential has announced the release of its new Audio Adapter HD. The small adapter can be attached to the PH-1 and allows users to plug in a 3.5mm cable for an MQA-certified audio experience.

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