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The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor drops a few hints about the XPS 15 9570 on Twitter

The upcoming iteration of the Dell XPS 15 will finally have full speed 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 along with possibly a 5K display option according to Dell's VP Gaming and XPS, Frank Azor, who also confirms that Dell is waiting for Intel to ship its 8th generation H-series processors.
HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100 (i7-8550U, MX150) Convertible Review

88% HP Spectre x360 15t-bl100 (i7-8550U, MX150) Convertible Review

Quiet refresh. HP's large Spectre 2-in-1, the Spectre x360 15t, now comes with eighth-generation quad-core i7 processor, refreshed Nvidia graphics and a faster SSD. The striking aluminum chassis remains unchanged. How the updated hardware components affect the performance, temperature, fan noise and the battery life is the the subject of our review update.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 2 kg
First Impressions: Microsoft Surface Book 2 Convertible Review

First Impressions: Microsoft Surface Book 2 Convertible Review

Powerhouse performance? Microsoft says the new Surface Book 2 combines the best of two worlds and is also the most powerful Surface device yet. The specs look promising thanks to the new Kaby Lake-R processor and Nvidia's Pascal GPU. We already have a test model of the convertible and share our initial impressions.
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 13.5" | 1.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7570 (i7-8550U, 940MX) Laptop Review

84% Dell Inspiron 15 7570 (i7-8550U, 940MX) Laptop Review

Top outside, top inside, but ... The new Dell aims to succeed with powerful and high-quality components. Will the all-rounder also convince us in the test and earn a purchase recommendation?
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Liva Q features a really small enclosure, measuring 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.18 in and weighing 9.1 oz. (Source: ECS)

ECS launches the Liva Q mini PC with diminutive dimensions

The Liva Q is one of the smallest mini PCs around, and can be powered by either the dual-core Celeron N3350 or the quad-core Pentium N4200 SoCs coupled with a maximum of 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The storage part is ensured by a 64 GB eMMC chip and a microSD reader. This mini PC is marketed as a multimedia streaming and digital signage solution.
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The Envy 17t comes with a 17.3-inch 1080p multitouch IPS display. (Source: HP)

Deal | HP drops the price on the Envy 17t Touch notebook to US$1,299.99

The new Envy 17t touch notebook comes equipped with all the latest mobile tech: the powerful i7-8550U CPU coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD + 128 GB SSD combo, a gorgeous 17-inch 1080p multitouch IPS display, and even a DVD-writer.
MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

80% MSI GF62VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD 60 Hz) Laptop Review

Priced to perform. The MSI GF62VR packs a punch for not a lot of change. However, users will have to deal with a fairly low quality screen and a cheaper plastic build quality. Are these tradeoffs worth the savings?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG Core 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% Schenker Technologies XMG Core 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

Fast, but hot and hungry. Schenker is using a new case for its Core 15 laptop and they have been keeping quiet about where they got it from. We will review whether the change was worth it and how well this 15-inch piece compares to similarly equipped gaming laptops.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 7773 (i7-8550U, 16 GB, 17" Touch) Convertible Review

84% Dell Inspiron 17 7773 (i7-8550U, 16 GB, 17" Touch) Convertible Review

The convertible in the 17-inch format. Yes, you read right. A convertible in the 17-inch format is an unusual combination. However, anyone who does not want to go without the advantages of a convertible even when working stationary will really like the device. You can find out in this test whether the new update with a faster CPU and GPU can convince us. Unfortunately our complaints are all too familiar.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
Fujitsu Lifebook E4 and E5 series. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu debuts the new E4 and E5 with a focus on legacy business features

Fujitsu have announced their new value orientated Lifebook E4, and a slimmed down refresh of the Lifebook E5. The E-series focuses on affordability and in providing the legacy connections that business users need without carrying a bag full of dongles.
Google Pixelbook Chromebook Review

86% Google Pixelbook Chromebook Review

The Chromebook poster child. The most expensive Chromebook available is unsurprisingly fast and very versatile. Just be prepared to bring all your USB Type-C adapters along for the trip.
Intel Core i5-7Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.3 kg
HP ZBook 14u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

80% HP ZBook 14u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

The consumer workstation. The new ZBook 14u encompasses exactly 14 inches and is for those who seek a reliable companion above all else. We are quite fond of the overall package, but the hardware choices leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD FirePro W4190M | 14" | 1.7 kg
Supposed Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G benchmarks rival the GTX 1050 (Source: Logok.org)

Supposed Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G benchmarks rival the GTX 1050 in performance

The Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-R and Polaris/Vega combo could potentially outperform the current console generation and the GeForce MX150 based on unconfirmed reports.
Dell XPS 13 9360 (FHD, i7, Iris) Laptop Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9360 (FHD, i7, Iris) Laptop Review

More GPU or more CPU performance? Dell offers the popular XPS 13 with faster Intel Iris graphics, but can the cooling solution handle the additional performance, and is it a good upgrade? Or should you get the one of the new Kaby Lake-R chips instead?
Intel Core i7-7560U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
The fanless enclosure has a 0.98-inch profile, and the radiator fins add 0.3 inches on top. (Source: Compulab)

Compulab outs Fitlet2 mini PC with Apollo Lake CPUs starting at US$153

The Fitlet2 is one of the smallest full-featured mini PC on the market. It can be powered by Intel Apollo Lake Atom and Celeron CPUs coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR3L-1866 RAM, and supports M.2 / eMCC / 2.5-inch HDD storage solutions. It also comes with a fanless enclosure and it is marketed as an IoT gateway.
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Affordable Acer Aspire A615-51G coming early next year with GeForce MX150 graphics (Source: JD.com)

Affordable Acer Aspire A615-51G coming early next year with GeForce MX150 graphics

The 15.6-inch notebook is expected to have a base price of just $760 USD. Its January launch window suggests that other manufacturers will be revealing more MX150 notebooks come CES 2018.
Lenovo ThinkPad L470 (i5-7200U, FHD-IPS) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad L470 (i5-7200U, FHD-IPS) Laptop Review

Gray mouse with legacy features. In Lenovo's wide lineup of 14-inch ThinkPads, the L470 finds its place in the lower midfield: below the T series, but above the E series. Why the low-priced business notebook is highly recommended and which advantages it has over the other models, you can find out in our extensive review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.9 kg
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

86% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i5 Laptop Review

Who invented it? To recognize similarities to the Apple design language in other manufacturers has become a tradition by now. The inhibition threshold for this is particularly low in the Chinese brands. With the Mi Notebook Pro, Xiaomi follows Apple's MacBook Pro, at least in terms of the looks. At a price below 1000 Euros (~$1160), the device offers an attractive package with a quad-core CPU, dedicated graphics card, and pleasing aluminum case. But what is behind the exterior?
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Gigabyte Aero 15X (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Gigabyte Aero 15X (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Sleek, slim, speedy. In addition to a powerful CPU and a potent GPU the thin Aero 15X is also equipped with a matte IPS panel, an NVMe-SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Even battery life is pretty decent.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% MSI GE63VR Raider-075 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Daring to be imperfect. What, a TN panel in an $1800 gaming notebook? Yes, MSI has done it again and prioritized 120-Hz and quick response times. If you can work with this, you will probably be happy to overlook the few problems this otherwise well-made notebook has. Only one of MSI's decisions is rather questionable.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
HP 14-bs007ng (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

82% HP 14-bs007ng (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Compact office laptop. HP launches a 14-incher with a potent processor, a fast SSD, and a matte IPS display. Despite its ~$820 price tag, it isn't devoid of weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
$195 for the Mi A1 is as good as bargains get.

Xiaomi to offer multiple deals for 11.11

Xiaomi is set to offer a number of deals for the 11.11 shopping festival in China, most notable of them being the new Mi A1 which will be available at a nigh-irresistible price of US$195.
Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB (i7-8550U, FHD) Convertible Review

Watchband-hinged 2-in-1. Lenovo's flagship consumer convertible with 13.9-inch screen now comes with Kaby Lake R hardware and a few other noteworthy updates. Our review takes a look how the Yoga 920 compares to other 2-in-1s as far as performance, battery life, and fan noise are concerned.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.9" | 1.4 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

Dim screen. Acer stuffs lots of computing power into the compact Swift 3 and even manages to deliver long battery life. The dim, glossy screen is its weak spot.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 14" | 1.6 kg
Asus ROG GL503VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

84% Asus ROG GL503VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Another year, another refresh. The new Asus GL503VD represents a slight aesthetic redesign of Asus' highly-revered ROG line. Some will appreciate the simpler, less "gamery" redesign, but not much else has changed. The GTX 1050 still makes for a decent (if noisy) entry-level gaming experience.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G (i7-8550U, MX 150, Full-HD) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G (i7-8550U, MX 150, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Fit primarily for work! The new Aspire 5 is based on Intel's 8th-gen Core series. On top of that, the 17-incher offers a dedicated graphics card. Unfortunately, it will only manage to impress casual gamers. In this review, you will learn how well the new CPU generation stacks up against the old guard.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Razer Blade Pro 2017 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Razer Blade Pro 2017 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, FHD) Laptop Review

Razor's edge. The latest Blade Pro drops a lot of what made last year's Blade Pro so unique. Perhaps surprisingly, the changes and downgrades have made for an even better and more balanced gaming machine in many ways.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Alienware 15 R3 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

88% Alienware 15 R3 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Gaming bolide. The Alienware 15 R3 has a matte 60-Hz IPS display that supports Nvidia's G-Sync Technology. The potent hardware displays all current games smoothly.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 2017 (i7-8550U, 500 GB, 32 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 13 2017 (i7-8550U, 500 GB, 32 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Linux or Windows? With the InfinityBook Pro 13 2017, Tuxedo Computers performs pure product maintenance. We explain in our short review how well the pre-production sample based on the eighth generation of the Core-i processors performs.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Intel's 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs could debut by the end of 2017. (Source: Liliputing)

The first Intel 10nm chips could land as early as end 2017

Intel's 10nm 'Cannon Lake' chips could land as soon as 2017-end, albeit in small volumes. The new chips, which will still be part of the 8th generation, are expected to go in full production by H1 2018 for a broad availability by H2 2018.
The Azulle Inspire mini PCs ship without memory or storage, so they are slightly less expensive than Intel's NUC. (Source: Azulle)

Azulle outs Inspire mini PCs with gen 7 ULV Kaby Lake CPUs

The new Inspire mini PCs come in three variants: the most affordable one is powered by the Intel Core i3-7100U CPU priced at US$270, then follow the i5-7200U model for US$335, and the top of the line i7-7500U that costs US$450. Azulle does not provide memory and storage with these three barebones, so their price is slightly lower than Intel's NUCs.
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Acer now shipping Spin 5 convertible with Kaby Lake-R and new aluminum design (Source: Acer)

Acer now shipping Spin 5 convertible with Kaby Lake-R and new aluminum design

Originally unveiled at IFA 2017, the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch Spin 5 convertibles will start at just $800 USD for the i5-8250U CPU or $1000 USD with the GTX 1050 GPU.
Microsoft Surface Laptop (i7-7660U)

85% Microsoft Surface (i7-7660U) Laptop Review

The wolf in sheep's clothing? Why is there another review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop i7? Is this just a rebranding of the recently released i5-based Surface Laptop, but with an Intel Core i7-7660U instead of the i5-7200U? So it is faster and more expensive. And this is what comes to mind at a first glance, however the devil is in the details. There is one thing that we can tell you right off the bat, though: It is becoming scarce!
Intel Core i7-7660U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | 13.5" | 1.3 kg
HP ZBook Studio G4 (Xeon, Quadro M1200, DreamColor) Workstation Review

86% HP ZBook Studio G4 (Xeon, Quadro M1200, DreamColor) Workstation Review

Criticism accepted. HP does not touch the chassis of the ZBook Studio G4 and focuses on the internals. Our test model shows this was a good decision. The DreamColor display is also very good, and both the temperature as well as noise development are better than before. But you should not expect long battery runtimes.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M1200 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The tent mode is made possible through the special 360-degree hinge system. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches the VivoBook Flip 14 TP401CA convertible notebook

Powered by the energy-efficient Core m3-7Y30 CPU that integrates the HD Graphics 615 iGPU, the VivoBook Flip 14 TP401CA is marketed as a budget convertible. It also comes with 4 GB LPDDR3 and 128 GB eMMC internal storage.
The gen 7 ULV CPUs powering the Cubi 3 Silent S integrate the HD Graphics 620 iGPUs. (Source: MSI)

MSI introduces fanless Cubi 3 Silent S mini PCs with gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPUs

The gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPU powering the new Cubi 3 Silent S fanless mini PCs seem to be restricted to the 15 W TDP versions. They integrate the HD Graphics iGPU, and are coupled with as much as 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. Storage solutions include SSD, HDD, or hybrid, and MSI provides extensive connectivity.
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Aorus X9 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070 SLI, QHD) Laptop Review

84% Aorus X9 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070 SLI, QHD) Laptop Review

Twin Turbo. While most manufacturers give their gaming notebooks only one dedicated graphics unit, Gigabyte has presented its brand-new 17-inch Aorus X9 with two Nvidia GPUs. We will find out whether it makes sense to use a GeForce GTX 1070 in SLI mode or if this feature has more disadvantages than advantages.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
What we'd like to see in the 2018 XPS 15 9570

What we'd like to see in the 2018 XPS 15 9570

The Dell XPS 15 still remains one of the best laptops money can buy, but is not without its flaws. As we head into 2018, we expect Dell to refresh the XPS 15 lineup with new Intel 8th generation CPUs and hopefully address some of the nagging problems in the current generation. Here's a list of what we'd like to see changed in the upcoming refresh of an already great piece of hardware.
Consumer Reports doesn't want you to buy a Surface Book 2

Consumer Reports doesn't want you to buy a Surface Book 2

Well-known for its independent and impartial reviews, the magazine is already openly biased against the upcoming Microsoft detachable without any hands-on proof to show for it.
HP Envy 13-ad006ng (i7-7500U, MX150) Laptop Review

84% HP Envy 13-ad006ng (i7-7500U, MX150) Laptop Review

HP XPS 13 for gaming. A compact 13.3-inch Ultrabook with GeForce MX150 graphics and a metal chassis? Sounds like a solid concept. In our comprehensive review update we'll try to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the HP Envy 13 with MX150 and Core i7-7500U.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15IKB (7200U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

Disappointing Screen. Lenovo's 15.6-inch device offers a powerful Kaby Lake processor, a dedicated graphics card and an SSD. The built-in screen proves to be a 100% blunder on Lenovo's part. The battery life will not take anyone's breath away either.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GF72VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 120 Hz) Laptop Review

82% MSI GF72VR 7RF (7700HQ, GTX 1060, 120 Hz) Laptop Review

Blown away? MSI is once again introducing another line of gaming notebooks aimed at the consumer market. The new GF72VR brings a high refresh rate display and sheds the optical drive but changes little else. Do these changes leave us breathless, or is the GF72VR full of hot air.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
The new Aorus X9, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop in a slim chassis. (Source: Aorus)

The Aorus X9 holds dual GTX 1070 in SLI and a low-profile mechanical keyboard in a slim 17.3-inch chassis

Aorus have announced their new X9 gaming laptop, with aggressive looks, SLI graphics, and a low-profile mechanical keyboard, all in a slim 17.3-inch chassis. Two screen options provide either 120 Hz refresh rate or 100 percent AdobeRGB depending on preference.
MSI GS73VR 7RG (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS73VR 7RG (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review

Finally, a GS notebook with quieter fans. The MSI GS family has always been popular for its attractively thin design and enthusiast-level horsepower. Incorporating a Max-Q GPU is perhaps the best thing to happen to the series as it directly addresses one of its biggest and most persistent issues.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

81% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

The Unfinished. Asus' multimedia-office newcomer compels with its elegant design and a particularly light and compact case, but can hardly keep up in the gaming arena with its GeForce 940MX. Despite many good attributes, we cannot give a purchase recommendation to the device, which is not just due to the modest battery life.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
HP ZBook x2 convertible coming December 2017 (Source: HP)

HP ZBook x2 convertible tablet coming in December

The HP ZBook x2 is now official and should hit the market in December as the world's most powerful detachable PC. It features a quad-core Intel Core Kaby Lake-R processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and starts at US$1,749.
Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R (Source: pc.watch.impress.co.jp)

Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R

The Lifebook UH series is almost twice as light as the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner with faster processor options as well.
Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

Multi-talented. Acer's 15.6-inch all-rounder is equipped with a quad-core processor, an IPS display and a GPU with enough performance power to render current games – and more. Even with its high-performance hardware, it offers a long battery life.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch and 13.5-inch (Source: CNET)

The Surface Book 2 13.5-inch stacks up to the MacBook Pro 13-inch with power and oomph

Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 13.5-inch ticks all the right boxes for a capable prosumer laptop while still retaining the platform's unique features. The new notebook is now available in completely fanless variants and features the latest 8th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
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