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Gigabyte Aero 15 X coming with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics

Gigabyte Aero 15 X coming with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics

The new 15.6-inch Aero 15 X is launching October 2nd with a primary 512 GB SSD for a starting price of $2200 USD.
Lenovo ThinkPad 25: New specs and pictures of the Retro ThinkPad have been leaked (Picture source: Winfuture.de/Roland Quandt)

Lenovo ThinkPad 25: New specs and pictures of the Retro ThinkPad have been leaked

Lenovo´s ThinkPad Anniversary in October draws near. Months ago, Lenovo already announced that it would release a special model celebrating this occasion. Few details and pictures were leaked until now, but today all the specs and many pictures were leaked.
The GTX 1070 Ti should be the direct competitor for AMD's RX Vega 56 GPU. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti most likely to arrive in late October for US$430

The GTX 1070 Ti is very close to the original GTX 1080, spec-wise, and this makes it more appealing for crypto-miers. It's supposed to be released in late October for around US$430.
Sager NP5852 (Clevo N850HL, i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

78% Sager NP5852 (Clevo N850HL, i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

GeForce MX150 gaming. The performance-per-Watt of the MX150 is a generational leap over the 940MX, but its high starting price at the moment gives it poor performance-per-Dollar. We check out the entry-level Sager NP5852 gaming notebook to see how to stacks up against previous generation Maxwell offerings.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The Pimax 8K VR headset comes with dual 4K displays and a wide 200-degree field of view. (Source: Pimax)

Pimax 8K VR headsets coming in February 2018 for as low as US$449

The Kickstarter campaign initiated by Pimax raised the US$200,000 funding goal in less then 2 hours, so the company is now expected to ship the first models in February 2018. The 8K headset comes with dual 4K displays and can be pre-ordered for US$449, while the 5K version integrates dual 2560x1440 displays and costs US$349.
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MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

86% MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Max-Q goes to work. MSI's updated WS63VR 7RL brings Nvidia's new Max-Q design to the GPU giant's Quadro line. How well does the Max-Q philosophy benefit a powerful professional-grade graphics card, especially with regards to heat and power management?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The DGX-1 system is available for US$149,000. (Source: Nvidia)

First compute performance test results for Nvidia's Volta Tesla GPU revealed

The Volta-based DGX-1 system is over 2 times faster than the Pascal-based systems in compute benchmarks. If the performance gains in games are similar to the compute ones, the GTX 2000 series could be a hit.
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

Elegant multimedia Laptop – Live Review. The new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 is a high-end multimedia notebook. You get powerful components in a great chassis, but the cooling solution struggles with the heat development of the components. Update: Input devices, gaming, fans and speakers.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Zotac's gaming mini PCs now integrate the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac adds GTX 1060/1070 GPUs and Ryzen CPUs to its Magnus gaming mini PC lineup

The Magnus EK51060 and EK51070 are both powered by Intel’s quad-core i5-7300HQ CPU and integrate the GTX 1060/1070 GPUs, respectively. The ER51060 and ER51070 variants are powered by the 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and integrate the same GPUs. All new variants can integrate up to 32 GB RAM.
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MSI claims the new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro models are the world's slimmest and lightest VR-ready laptops. (Source: MSI)

MSI's new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro are the slimmest VR-ready gaming notebooks around

The new GS63VR/73VR Stealth Pro VR-ready gaming laptops are powered by the latest Intel gen 7 Core i7 CPUs and the GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 (Max-Q) GPU. MSI claims these are the slimmest and lightest VR-ready gaming laptops out there, with the 17.3-inch model weighing 5.3 lbs, and the 15.6-inch one weighing 3.96 lbs.
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The GTX 1070 Ti would join the GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1080 Ti models later this year. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia rumored to launch the GTX 1070 Ti

A Chinese leak presents the ASUS GTX 1070 Ti STRIX O8G powered by the Pascal GP104 chip that integrates 2304 CUDA cores and includes 8 GB of GDDR5. The GTX 1070 Ti variant would be released later this year for US$350.
Lenovo IdeaPad 520s-14IKB (Core i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

83% Lenovo IdeaPad 520s-14IKB (Core i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

Successful all-rounder. An affordable Ultrabook with Full HD IPS display, GeForce 940MX, and Core i5-7200U - Lenovo intends this interesting package mainly for students. You can find out in our detailed review whether the IdeaPad 520s can convince us.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.6 kg
Eurocom Q5 (Clevo P957HR, i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

83% Eurocom Q5 (Clevo P957HR, i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Not yet optimized. The Q5 has more configurations and more connectivity options than your standard Max-Q notebook. Unfortunately, the hardware and software don't quite live up to spec.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Gigabyte's GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G is 3.7-inch shorter than Nvidia's reference card. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G for small form-factor PCs

Gigabyte has managed to shrink the GTX 1080 card to micro ITX standards. The new GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G card retains the reference card clocks and 8 GB VRAM memory, adding only a dual slot single fan cooling system.
The Nokia 5 is set to get an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. (Source: Nokia)

All HMD-made Nokia smartphones set for Android 8 Oreo upgrades

Nokia licensee HMD Global has confirmed that it will roll out Android 8 Oreo to all of its smartphones. This includes the entry-level Nokia 3, which had been in some doubt as it runs a MediaTek chipset rather than the Qualcomm chipsets favored for the rest of its line up.
The updated Aero 14 comes in three colors, just like some of Gigabyte's other Aero models. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte launches new Aero 14 notebook with GTX 1050 Ti graphics

The new Aero 14 no longer sports a GTX 1060, opting to go for a 1050 Ti instead. A Thunderbolt 3 port, extra SSD slot, and a better display also help differentiate it from its predecessor.
ASUS ROG launches new Strix entry-level gaming laptops

IFA 2017 | ASUS ROG launches new Strix entry-level gaming laptops

The new ROG Strix gaming laptops from Asus are aimed at mainstream gamers or those who are looking for an affordable machine. They pack up to a GTX 1060 and a seventh-gen Intel i7 processor, and feature a choice between various storage configurations.
Acer Cestus 500 gaming mouse. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | Acer's new peripherals: Predator x35 monitor, Predator Galea 500 headset, and Predator Cestus 500 mouse

Along with their flagship gaming desktop, Acer announced a 35-inch HDR ultra wide curved gaming monitor using quantum dot technology, a gaming headset with directional sound, and a gaming mouse that features a hardware button to change the firmness of the mouse click.
Schenker unveils XMG Core 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics (Source: Schenker)

Schenker unveils XMG Core 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is likely based off of a Clevo barebones and is now shipping for just under 1000 Euros. The notebook will compete against the Gigabyte Sabre 15 and the recently announced Dell Inspiron 7577.
Aside from a less dense display resolution, the new Razer Blade Pro's differences are primarily on the inside. (Source: Razer)

IFA 2017 | Razer introduces a cheaper model of its Blade Pro laptop

The new Razer Blade Pro features a 1080p screen, GTX 1060, Intel Core i7-7700HQ, and an SSD/HDD combo. At US$2400, it's just over half the price of the 4K Blade Pro, although still expensive.
The US versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S with the GF 1040 GPU are expected to be priced between US$699-799. (Source: Lenovo)

[Update] Lenovo's IdeaPad 320s notebook first to get the new GeForce 1040 GPU

Nvidia is planning to release a new budget mobile GPU in the form of the GeForce 1040. Lenovo will be the first OEM to include the upcoming GPU in the IdeaPad 320S notebook models, which will be priced between US$699-799.
The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is equipped with enough juice for casual gaming. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | The Acer Nitro 5 Spin is a convertible designed for casual gaming

Acer has announced the Nitro 5 Spin convertible notebook that features the latest 8th generation Intel CPUs and GTX 1050 graphics to target casual gamers and multimedia aficionados.
The DeskMini GTX/RX measures 8.3 x 6 x 3.2 inches. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock releases the small form-factor DeskMini GTX/RX PC with GTX 1080

The new small form-factor GTX/RX models can be customized to include Intel’s 6th or 7th generation CPUs with a maximum TDP of 65 W, Nvidia GPUs up to GeForce GTX 1080, as much as three M.2 NVMe SSDs and up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM.
The Acer Spin 5 comes in both 13-inch and 15-inch models. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | Acer Spin 5 gets 8th-gen Core chips, dGPU option for 15-inch model

Acer gives the Spin 5 Intel's 8th-generation Core-i treatment. It comes in both 13-inch and 15-inch models with the latter also offering support for a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.
Acer forgoes 'gaming red' LEDs in favour of a sleek blue look. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | Acer Predator Orion 9000: Up to 18 cores, 4 GPUs, and 128 GB RAM

Acer have announced their new Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop, with the top end configuration including an Intel Core i9 CPU, two GTX 1080 Ti or four RX Vega, and 128 GB of quad-channel RAM.
The Switch 7 uses liquid cooling to keep its MX150 dGPU cool. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | The Acer Switch 7 is the first fanless 2-in-1 with an MX150 dGPU

Acer has launched what it claims is the first 2-in-1 notebook with dGPU to feature a fanless design. The company utilizes what it is calling Dual LiquidLoop technology to keep its Nvidia MX150 dGPU sufficiently cool.
Dell refreshes Inspiron 7567 to the Inspiron 7577 with GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics

PAX West | Dell refreshes Inspiron 7567 to the Inspiron 7577 with GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics

The mainstream Inspiron 7577 gets a graphics boost in addition to Thunderbolt 3 starting at just under $1000 USD.
The new clear side-panel version of the Inspiron Gaming Desktop. (Source: Dell)

PAX West | Dell gives the Inspiron Gaming Desktop a clear side-panel face lift

The budget friendly Dell Inspiron desktop is getting a make over with a new clear side panel option. It has several Ryzen CPU options, and a choice of Pascal or Polaris graphics cards. Prices start at US$600 for the base configuration.
HP Pavilion x360 14t (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review

81% HP Pavilion x360 14t (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Convertible Review

Home-Convertible. HP's 14-inch convertible is equipped with a high-contrast IPS display, a fast SSD, and plenty of storage space. The downside is its price of more than $1000, which is anything but a bargain.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.7 kg
The MSI GL62M 7RDX gaming laptop is able to handle most current games with high detail settings at above 30 fps in 1080p. (Source: MSI)

Deal | Get the MSI GL62M gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for only $869.99

GearBest comes with a week-long deal for the MSI GL62M 7RDX 15.6-inch gaming laptop. You can get the Core i5-7300HQ CPU packed with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU for as low as US$69.99.
Design of the Agon 3 series. (Source: AOC)

AOC announces two new monitors in Agon 3 series with 0.5 ms response time

AOC is bringing a G-Sync monitor and a FreeSync 2 monitor to their Agon 3 series which both feature curved panels, high refresh rate up to 165 Hz, and response times as low as 0.5 ms. These 27-inch 1440p monitors are expected in Q2 2018.
The massive 32 square-inch GPU die is flanked by four stacks of HBM2 memory chips cumulating 16 GB. (Souce: Nvidia)

Nvidia reveals more details on the upcoming Volta GPUs

The 12 nm process Volta GPU comes with a 32 square-inch die, which is 33% larger compared to the current P100. It integrates 5120 CUDA cores and 16 GB of XBM2 VRAM. Nvidia plans to release professional cards that pack up to eight V100 GPUs, as well as new gaming cards from the GeForce series. The upcoming GTX 2080 is rumored to cost US$699.
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The MSI GE73VR Raider, virtually identical to the GE63 aside from screen size. (Source: MSI)

MSI reveals specs for rebranded Raider line of gaming laptops

The new line of MSI Raider notebooks now has an official list of specs. They are nothing too extravagant: a 4K display, Intel i7-7700HQ, and a GTX 1070 are the high-end for these new laptops.
Acer Aspire 7 (Core i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% Acer Aspire 7 (Core i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Budget gaming par excellence. Acer's latest 17-inch multimedia-gaming hybrid from the new Aspire 7 series comes equipped with a powerful GTX 1060, a fast quad-core, and an IPS display but is consequently optimized with regards to costs in all other aspects. From a technical point of view, the new notebook is very decent and Acer's cost cutting measures were made wisely... with one exception, though.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The edge of a case window can just be seen on the bottom of the laptop. (Source: HP)

Gamescom 2017 | HP announces the Omen X with an unlocked i7, GTX 1080, and mechanical keyboard

After months of teasing, HP has now made the 17-inch version of the HP Omen X official. It will release later this year with options including an overclock ready Kaby Lake i7, up to a GTX 1080, and a mechanical keyboard. Buyers can also choose between a 1080p 120 Hz G-Sync or 4K screen.
Acer Predator Helios 300 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% Acer Predator Helios 300 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

A slim gamer! Acer's Predator Helios 300 is a gaming notebook that weighs under 3 kg (~106 oz.). Can its cooling system keep up with the relatively compact build and supply the device with sufficient fresh air? Find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The 19 PCIE connectors are divided into three groups, each with its own ATX12V power connector (Source: Asus)

Asus outs specialized cryptomining motherboard supporting 19 graphics cards

The B250 Mining Expert motherboard is specifically designed for GPU cryptomining, supporting up to 19 graphics cards. Asus states that the MSRP is $US130, making it one of the best deals for Ethereum miners.
Has Intel leaked the Surface Book 2 in black? (Source: Intel)

Microsoft hints at a Black Surface Book 2 in PR video

A new promotional video from Intel appears to show an unreleased Black Microsoft Surface Book. Although designed to promote its latest 8th-generation Core processors, the clip has garnered much more interest thanks to the hardware on show.
The HP Spectre x360 is one of the first ultrabooks fitted with Nvidia's MX150 GPU (Source: HP)

15-inch HP Spectre x360 convertible surfaces with an 8th-gen Core i7 and MX150 GPU

The HP Spectre x360 will be one of the first ultrabooks to ship with both an 8th-generation Intel Kaby Lake-R CPU and an Nvidia Pascal-based MX150 GPU. US customers can pre-order the device now for a September 7 shipping date.
Asus Zephyrus GX501VS (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Asus Zephyrus GX501VS (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Now $500 cheaper. Asus is doubling down on Max-Q with its second Zephyrus notebook equipped with GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics. The asking price is a bit more manageable this time around, but the hardware shortcomings are hard to ignore despite the strong graphics performance.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Targeted at casual gamers, the Acer Nitro 5 Spin is set to arrive in October. (Source: Acer)

Acer reveals Convertible Nitro 5 Spin notebook for casual gamers

Acer has taken the covers off its new Nitro 5 Spin convertible notebook for casual gamers. Judging by its looks and specifications, it is set to go head-to-head with the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 and the Lenovo 720-151KB.
The new Lenovo Legion Y920 gaming desktop. (Source: Lenovo)

Gamescom 2017 | Three new Lenovo Legion gaming desktops with corsair as sole memory supplier

Lenovo has announced the Legion Y520 Tower, Y720 Tower, and Y920 Tower gaming PC's which feature Kaby Lake processors and a choice of Pascal or Polaris graphics cards. The top end Y920 has options for Intel K-Series processors, and some markets will have a water cooled configuration. All systems will feature Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2800 RAM.
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The Core i5-8250U and the i7-8550U Coffee Lake CPUs are the two top options for the new PowerBook G5 models. (Source: HP)

HP announces the ProBook 400 G5 business laptops powered by Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs

HP has refreshed their ProBook business laptop series with models powered by the latest Core i5-8250U and i7-8550U Coffee Lake CPUs from Intel. The ProBook G5 models come in 13.3”, 15.6” and 17.3” sizes.
HTC Vive is now US$200 cheaper. (Source: HTC)

HTC Vive now $200 cheaper in the U.S.

HTC matches the US$200 price cut Oculus gave its Rift VR headset, slashing the price of its Vive VR headset to US$599.
Razer Blade with 4K UHD now shipping in North America (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade with 4K UHD display now shipping in North America

The 13.3-inch Blade Stealth and 14-inch Blade are shipping with 7th gen CPUs on the eve of Intel's 8th gen reveal for $1400 and $2400 USD, respectively.
The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 comes in a slim 2.8 lb aluminum body measuring 12.19 x 8.3 x 0.58 inches. (Source: Xiaomi)

Deal | The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 notebook is on sale for US$848.99 this weekend

GearBest is selling the Xiaomi Mi Air 13 notebook with Intel Core i5-7200U and Nvidia MX150 for US$848.99. Use the “Air13N" promo code to get the 17% discount.
Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

85% Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Scrawny gaming powerhouse. The Aorus X7 v7 has plenty to offer. Besides a blazingly fast NVMe SSD, it also features more than decent gaming performance, a QHD display, upgradeability, and CPU/GPU overclocking capabilities.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.4 kg
The Acer Predator Helios 300 aims to be the gamer's choice in the Indian market. (Source: Flipkart)

Acer unveils the Predator Helios 300 in India, prices start from US$2028

Acer has officially unveiled the Predator Helios 300 in India equipped with an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1050Ti GPU and other top of the line specs worthy of a gaming laptop with prices starting from ₹ 1,29,999 (US$ 2028) for the Core i5 model.
The X1 mini PCs can fit the palm of your hand. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle launches the X1 Mini PC with GeForce GTX 1060

The small form-factor X1 PCs from Shuttle are able to handle 4K games thanks to the inclusion of Nvidia's GTX 1060 GPUs. The reduced size comes at a premium, though, with the i7 variant priced at US$1709 and the i5 variants costing around US$1500.
MSI notebooks now shipping with freebies for back-to-school season (Source: MSI)

MSI notebooks now shipping with freebies for back-to-school season

New purchases of a mainstream GE, flagship GT, or super-thin GS will include a free gaming mouse, gaming headset, backpack, and more for a limited time.

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