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The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)

WWDC forecast: Kaby Lake MacBooks with a chance of Air

The latest information on Apple's upcoming WWDC suggests CPU upgrades for all MacBooks, updated iPads, and possibly the reappearance of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
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.
Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

Great display. In the 13.3-inch XPS 13 convertible, Dell bets on a razor-sharp QHD+ display, which offers a good color presentation. However compared to the XPS 13 FHD model, the screen causes a significantly lower battery life. Thanks to a passively cooled CPU, the computer always runs quietly.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

Better with IPS! We already reviewed the new HP EliteBook 840 G4. One of the biggest issues of the 14-inch business laptop is the TN panel with its limited viewing angles. We now had the chance to check two optional IPS screens.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

83% Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

Inexpensive gamer. Acer's inexpensive gaming notebook displays all the latest computer games smoothly. The device is available for just under £800 (~$1035) in the UK. It is equipped with a Kaby Lake quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and both an SSD and HDD.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The Acer Nitro 5. (Image: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces Nitro 5 gaming notebook with either an NVIDIA or AMD GPU

With either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD RX 550, Acer's new mainstream gaming notebook offers quite a few options.
HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP just announced the release of their new Envy 13. The laptop can be purchased at HP.com, with prices starting at $1044.99.
The Huawei MateBook X. (Image: Huawei)

The MateBook X is Huawei's new flagship notebook

The MateBook X is a new compact ultrabook from Huawei that is very reminiscent of a certain rival's thin-and-light.
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Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

87% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

The world's most lightweight 14-inch notebook. That is at least according to Asus, since the company advertises their latest 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs) heavy and 15 mm (0.59 inches) USB-C only office notebook as such. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the restrictions necessary to achieve this feat are worth it, and how the B9400UA fared in its role as a highly mobile office notebook.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
HP Spectre x2 Windows convertible with Kaby Lake processor, Bang & Olufsen audio

HP Spectre x2 now official

Less than a day after the official images surfaced online, the new Spectre x2 convertible is official. Just as rumored, it features a 12.3-inch display, two Kaby Lake processor options, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. It will hit the market next month starting at $999.99 USD.
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Asus may hop on the slim bezel trend with rumored VivoBook S15

The 7.8 mm bezel allows a 15.6-inch display to fit in the body of a typical 14" notebook, according to Asus.
HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) Windows convertible tablet with Kaby Lake processor and Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics

HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) images show up online

This updated convertible tablet promises to arrive soon with a 12.3-inch IPS display, as well as two processor options that belong to the Kaby Lake lineup, Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics, Bang & Olufsen audio, and more.
Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

4K Gaming. The Acer Predator series stands for classical gaming notebooks, which – in contrast to some of their slim siblings – are purely trimmed for performance. After we tested the Skylake version of the Predator 17 in September of 2016, now the Kaby-Lake model, which is similarly built on the outside, must prove itself.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

84% Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

Flexibility and stamina. Convertible notebooks with 360° hinges have become more and more popular in the past years and even businesses have started using them. Naturally, Dell would like a piece of the pie and has consequently launched the Latitude 5289. Read our detailed review to find out why it will have a hard time asserting itself despite its convincing performance.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake processor coming to the US June 2017

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible coming to the US later this month

Packing 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, this rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 on board will hit the US market later this month, starting around $3,649 USD.
QNAP TVS-1582TU Thunderbolt 3 NAS for van live media production

QNAP launches TVS-1582TU Thunderbolt 3 NAS

This new Intel Kaby Lake-powered, Thunderbolt 3 NAS can accommodate up to 90 TB RAW capacity by using 10 TB 3.5-inch hard drives. It comes with Intel Core i5-7500 and 16 GB DDR4 RAM or Intel Core i7-7700 and 32 GB RAM.
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Lenovo updates Flex line of notebooks with a new design and improved internals

The new and improved Flex 5 14" and Flex 5 15" have slimmer bezels, Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, and NVIDIA's GeForce 940 MX GPU.
Upcoming Lenovo Ideapad 720S brings narrow bezels to a 13-inch form factor

Upcoming Lenovo Ideapad 720S brings narrow bezels to a 13-inch form factor

The Ideapad 720s incorporates a larger 14-inch display compared to the outgoing 13.3-inch Ideapad 710s with narrower bezels and a new magnesium/aluminum design.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Entry-level Nitro. Acer's 17.3-inch laptop offers good overall performance, decent emission levels, and a well-thought-out ports configuration. Unlike its predecessors, it does not include an optical drive anymore. Our review unit also did not include a Windows license.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

82% Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

Small screamer. The Aorus X3 Plus v7 brings a lot of power in a tiny package. While the internals are impressive, thermals and noise present problems. Emissions aside, the X3 Plus v7 is a capable and portable gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

A fair deal. With its latest TravelMate P658-G2 top model, Acer is certainly bringing out the big guns: SSD/HDD combo, LTE modem, 16 GB of RAM. All that comes in addition to low operating noise, decent battery life, and a three-year warranty.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Huawei MateBook E Windows 10 convertible coming late May 2017

Huawei to launch three new MateBooks next week

The company's CEO has recently revealed that the three upcoming Windows 10 laptops by Huawei are scheduled to be unveiled at the end of next week as MateBook D, MateBook E, and MateBook X.
Intel Skylake-X could launch as the Core i9 series

Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X could launch as the Core i9 series

A rumored 12-core Kaby Lake-X CPU may come to market as the "Core i9-7920X" under the new naming convention instead of the "Core i7-7920X" to better differentiate the super high-end X-series from the high-end i7 series.
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
The completely non-serviceable SSD of the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro. (Source: iFixit)

Opinion: With the Surface Laptop, Microsoft joins Apple to push a disturbing trend

Editor Douglas Black argues that designing a non-budget computer with a soldered SSD is a great leap in the wrong direction.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (7300U, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (7300U, FHD) Laptop Review

Serious business. Today we evaluate another T470s configuration; this one features an FHD anti-glare touchscreen and a somewhat more mainstream setup than our previous candidate—with a lower price to match. Find out how well it stacks up against the competition in our full review.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Dell Latitude 5580 (i5-7200U, HD) Laptop Review

83% Dell Latitude 5580 (i5-7200U, HD) Laptop Review

A longitudinal update. The Latitude series has begun phasing out the proprietary E-port in favor of the more versatile Thunderbolt 3 port. Otherwise, not too much has changed from the outgoing E5570 series.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Gigabyte Aero 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Gigabyte Aero 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Slim and powerful. After the successful Aero 14, Gigabyte presents its next high-end notebook with a stylish design. Once again, the Aero 15 is attractive thanks to its slim design and long battery runtimes. Learn in this review how the device compares to its competitors from Acer, Dell, MSI, and Razer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Classy and versatile! Lenovo crams energy-efficient components into their new 13-inch convertible while at the same time managing not to skimp on battery capacity. Find out what else the Yoga 720 has to offer in our extensive review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T & X - Which is the best mobile ThinkPad notebook?

Lenovo ThinkPad T & X - Which is the best mobile ThinkPad notebook?

Keeping an overview. It can be difficult to keep a full overview on the laptop market, even if you are just looking at one single manufacturer. In this article, we will give you a good outline of a part of Lenovo's current ThinkPad portfolio. To be precise the ThinkPad T and X series. We want to find out which ThinkPad is most suited for use on the go.
Lenovo IdeaPad 720S notebook with Intel Core i5-7200U processor

Unannounced Lenovo IdeaPad 720S surfaces online

This upcoming notebook surfaced on well-known websites such as TigerDirect, although it does not appear to be in stock yet. Its specs include a 14-inch full HD IPS display, the Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD storage, and more.
Acer TravelMate TMX349-G2-M-5625 Laptop Review

85% Acer TravelMate TMX349-G2-M-5625 Laptop Review

Remake with a turbo-SSD. Acer issues a Kaby Lake upgrade for their slim TravelMate in an inconspicuous aluminum case. It is faster, and its battery runs for up to 14 hours. The 512 GB SSD storage is not only massive, but it is also extremely fast. With the rest of the equipment, like the IPS screen, a fast processor, the backlit keyboard and a three-year warranty, Acer holds up their established class.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Quad-core Core i7-8650U CPU spotted on GFXBench

Quad-core Core i7-8650U CPU spotted on GFXBench

Intel may be bringing quad-core ULV CPUs to notebooks for the first time. The source has since taken down the listing on the unconfirmed processor page to add more fuel to the fire.
"On May 23 in Shanghai, Microsoft will show the world what’s next." (Source: Twitter)

Microsoft teases another Surface device on May 23

Just days after Microsoft released the Surface Laptop at their #MicrosoftEDU event, the company is teasing yet another Surface-related device at an event in Shanghai on May 23.
According to a promotional video, Microsoft's Surface Book originally sported two USB Type-C ports. (Source: Microsoft)

Promotional video shows Surface Laptop prototype with USB Type-C

Microsoft's own promotional video for their new Surface Laptop reveals that the education-focused device originally sported two USB Type-C ports in addition to the single USB Type-A.
Alienware 17 R4 (7820HK, QHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

85% Alienware 17 R4 (7820HK, QHD, GTX 1080) Laptop Review

Bigger, faster, louder. It's not often that a notebook gains weight and girth in successive generations. In this case, the new Alienware 17 R4 utilizes the extra space wisely for an overall stronger experience that more than makes up for the added mass.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

NewEgg leaks Aero 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1060 graphics

Display bezels have been cut down to just over 5 mm on three sides to reduce both weight and size. Other features include individually backlit RGB keyboard keys and X-Rite Pantone pre-calibrated FHD/4K UHD displays.
Dell Precision 5520 (E3-1505M, UHD) Workstation Review

85% Dell Precision 5520 (E3-1505M, UHD) Workstation Review

Professional luxury. Dell’s well-regarded XPS 15 has a professional-grade counterpart in the Precision 5520. But can this ultrathin looker defy physics and keep up with the heavy demands of a mobile workstation?
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M1200 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i7, 4K, 940MX) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i7, 4K, 940MX) Laptop Review

High Resolution. In our recently published extensive test, the Lenovo ThinkPad T570 could mostly convince us. However, as in the previous generation, the Full HD display gave reason for complaint. In this test update, we will see whether the 4K-display variant can remedy the weakness of the more affordable configuration.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
Xplore updates Xslate R12 rugged tablet with Kaby Lake options

Xplore updates Xslate R12 rugged tablet with Kaby Lake options

The robust 12.5-inch FHD tablet is expanding into more SKUs with i7-7500U, i7-7600U, and Celeron 3865U options. Prices are expected to start at about 2100 Euros.
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 (Core i3-7100U, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 (Core i3-7100U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Entry-level update. Intel's Kaby Lake platform has been appearing on more and more notebooks, and now Lenovo has updated the ThinkPad 13 with the 7th Generation processors. Does the new platform bring enough of a performance increase to warrant an upgrade?
Intel Core i3-7100U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

77% Samsung Odyssey NP800G5M (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Not an epic tale. The new Samsung Odyssey could have knocked it out of the park. Instead, it is your average entry-level system with no standout features to separate it from the growing gaming crowd except for its horrendously loud fan noise.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
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Intel Core m3-7Y32 SoC

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 1000 - 3000 MHz 14nm
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.
Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Without stamina. With the V510-15IKB, Lenovo offers a quiet 15.6-inch device for work. It is well equipped: Among others, it comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, Windows 10 Pro, and an IPS display. However, the battery runtimes are disappointing.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop now up for pre-order

System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop now up for pre-order

This Linux machine weighs less than 3 pounds and can be configured with various Kaby Lake processors, including the Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 32 GB RAM, multiple storage options, and more. The prices start at $899 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware setup.
Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible tablet up for pre-order in the US starting tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Book pre-orders in the US to begin tomorrow

This Windows convertible that made its debut back in February at MWC is finally ready to hit the US market. The pre-order prices start at $630 USD for the 10.6-inch model and $1,130 USD for the 12-inch model ($1,300 USD for the LTE variant).
Eve V convertible PC with Kaby Lake processor finally shipping

Eve V to begin shipping next month

This crowdfunded "Surface killer" was supposed to launch in February, but the whole program has been delayed due to undisclosed reasons. Now, this 12.3-inch Windows tablet with a built-in kickstand is already being tested and shipments should finally begin by the end of May.
Lenovo ThinkPad L570 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad L570 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. The ThinkPad L570 is first and foremost a Kaby Lake upgrade. The new CPU generation brings a slight improvement in performance and is responsible for the considerable increase in battery runtime. Our test unit is sold without an operating system.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg

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