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Intel are reportedly re-thinking the way they handle manufacturing. (Source: YouTube)

Intel to re-structure its manufacturing arm into 3 new divisions

Intel is splitting its manufacturing segment into 3 new categories, each of which will be managed by a different staff member. These new divisions will handle various aspects of the chip-making side of the Intel business. They wil...
Latest Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H (Image source: Intel)

Rare Intel Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H

CineBench benchmarks show the quad-core Core i7-8706G to be just 9 percent behind the Core i5-8300H in the latest XPS 15 9570. This processor is currently not available on any mass market consumer laptop and can only be found on t...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are now shipping (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are now shipping

Get ready to pony up at least $900 or $1000 USD for the latest Surface portables. Both the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 are launching in four different colors with many of them being exclusive to higher-end configurations. U...
Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB (i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14IKB (i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Office acrobat. Lenovo’s new 530 series is aimed at price-conscious users and companies that see the benefits of convertible devices. The Yoga 530-14IKB is priced competitively, but there are some compromises associated with this low cost, including the device being comparatively heavy for a convertible. Find out in our detailed review what strengths and weaknesses befall this otherwise successful debutant.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
No need to blush when carrying a pink Surface Laptop 2 around. (Source Panos Panay/Twitter)

Surface Laptop 2 blushes in new color

Microsoft executive Panos Panay has taken to Twitter to reveal a new color for the Surface Laptop 2: blush. The device already offers potential customers a range of colors to choose from, which includes platinum, burgundy, cobalt ...
Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon

Lenovo is late to its own party as even retailers have the flagship Yoga C930 in stock before the official OEM launch. We can confirm that some retailers have been shipping the latest Lenovo convertible to consumers earlier than e...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

Kaby Lake-G workstation. As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Intel Core i7-8706G | AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL | 15.6" | 2 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

New name, old content. The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 is a 15.6-inch office notebook that comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, the laptop also offers an okay keyboard, good battery life and an IPS screen with stable viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...
Principled Technologies enabled "Game Mode" on its R7 2700X, which cuts down the 8 core processor to a 4 core processor, causing severe CPU bottlenecks in some cases. (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Principled Technologies responds to criticism of its i9 9900k study

After scathing criticism coming from GamersNexus's Steve Burke and Hardware Unboxed's Steve Walton, Principled Technologies has made statements and defended its i9 9900k performance study. The company said "we are confident in ou...
HP Envy 13t (i7-8550U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP Envy 13t (i7-8550U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Fancy. HP's slim 13.3-inch subnotebook features a fancy exterior and good connectivity. Hewlett-Packard has fitted a quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU into the slim case. Good battery runtimes, a fast SSD and a matte Full HD IPS screen complete the package.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Schenker Slim 14 M18

85% Schenker Slim 14 M18 (Clevo N141WU, i7-8550U, UHD620) Laptop Review

A steady companion. The Schenker Slim 14 is impressive in its slim metal case and with its wide range of ports. Find out whether the inner values of this 14-inch notebook match its gorgeous exterior in our review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
While our review was positive overall, performance was definitely a low point for the Spectre.

Update | Disabling ULPS may reduce GPU throttling on Kaby Lake G based HP Spectre x360 systems and more

In our HP Spectre x360 review, we found that GPU performance was very poor in games, where it often throttled down to 400 MHz, less than half of its rated clock speed. Thankfully, there is a solution that should prevent such throt...
Getac S410 (i5-8550U) Rugged Laptop Review

82% Getac S410 (i5-8550U) Rugged Laptop Review

Rugged Kaby Lake-R. The CPU power of a traditional Ultrabook with the bells and whistles of a rugged laptop. Unless if you plan on mainly using the Getac at night, then we recommend opting for the higher-end SKU with the brighter backlight.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 2.2 kg
The Pixel Slate will use Google's Chrome OS. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New images of Google's Pixel Slate are leaked

Some new images of the Google Pixel Slate tablet have appeared online, just ahead of the company’s hardware event that is taking place in New York City on October 9. The new device is expected to utilize Chrome OS and features a d...
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 (i5-7300U) Rugged Laptop Review

80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 (i5-7300U) Rugged Laptop Review

Tough guy. Strong in every aspect except one. The Toughbook CF-54 is one of the thinner and more portable rugged laptops in its size category to make it an excellent option for fieldwork. Unfortunately, a huge thorn prevents it from being the ideal companion for outdoor use.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.9 kg
The message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@ wccftech.com)

Devices with 6th-generation or newer Intel chips facing issues with new Win10 update

PCs that run on processors that are of the Skylake or later series are reportedly displaying obstructive messages in the course of their update to the October version of Windows 10. This is due to an older Intel Display Audio driv...
HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (i5-8350U, SSD, 3k) 2-in-1 Review

88% HP Elite x2 1013 G3 (i5-8350U, SSD, 3k) 2-in-1 Review

Complete redesign. Hewlett-Packard's Elite x2 1013 G3 is a 13-inch 2-in-1 equipped with a powerful quad-core CPU, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 3:2 3k display, an active stylus, and a keyboard dock.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.2 kg
The new Surface Pro 6 is now available in black, in addition to the platinum option. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft officially unveils the Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 tablet

The Surface Pro 6 tablet is now available in black, as well as the usual platinum color option. Users can now choose among Intel's i5-8250U and i7-8550U ULV CPUs, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB/ 1 TB PCIe NVMe storag...
The Coffee Lake series is set to be refreshed with 8th-gen processors. (Source: itp.net)

New driver readme appears to confirm 'Coffee Lake S Refresh' series name

A driver download from ASUS' website has been found to contain a text file about the Intel processors supported. They include a line called "Coffee Lake S Refresh". This is likely to refer to the upcoming ix-9000 series of process...
The Surface Studio gets all-new silicon bring much improved graphics performance. (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Studio gets updated to 7th gen Intel silicon

Microsoft has updated the Surface Studio desktop computer for the first time since it launched in December 2016. Originally shipping with 6th gen Intel Skylake-based silicon, the new Surface Studio 2 has been refreshed with Intel’...
The new Surface Laptop 2 is now officially available in matte black. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 and new Cortana-powered headphones now official

Microsoft has used its Surface event to take the covers off its second-generation Surface Laptop, which, as rumored, comes in a new matte black color. Also joining the Surface range for the first time is a new pair of Bluetooth Su...
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

83% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412UA (i5-8250U) Convertible Review

Great for the price. The latest VivoBook convertible gets more right than wrong. Though not a huge upgrade over last year's model in terms of features and internal specifications, its chassis is now sleeker and more visually appealing for its sub $800 price range.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The 14nm process is the basis for all of Intel's newest CPUs, and even all the way back to its 2015 Skylake based products. (Source: Digiworthy)

Prices for Intel's 8700k CPU have reached $399 on major retailers due to CPU shortage

While the 14nm CPU shortage did not initially affect US retailers, it has become clear that it finally has. Intel's flagship 8700k CPU has gone from $350 to $399 in under a month, which is nearly a 15% increase in price.
The Intel CFO has addressed the chip shortage issue in an open letter. (Source: Intel)

Intel CFO announces plans to deal with the chip supply problem

The CFO and interim CEO of Intel, Bob Swan, has released an open letter to all interested parties concerning the company's ongoing processor-supply woes. Swan asserted that increased investment and a renewed focus on high-end chip...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet previewed ahead of official announcement

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet previewed ahead of official announcement

The sixth version of the Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet was supposed to finally include USB-C connectors, but an early unboxing unveiled that this may not be the case. The overall design appears to be almost unchanged, however, the har...
Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

No fans required. A fanless mini PC with the power of a modern Ultrabook. The ZBox CI660 proves you can passively cool a 15 W Core i7-8550U CPU without resorting to severe throttling.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 1.1 kg
A recent leak claims that Intel are releasing 22nm versions of new chips. (Source: Intel)

Is the Intel 'chip shortage' starting to bite? AMD's stock price reportedly gains ground

Reports have claimed that Intel will be short of processors for the upcoming 2018 holiday season. They are based on an interview with a JP Morgan analyst, and on a report from a Chinese source claims that the company is reverting ...
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

86% HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

Versatile and suitable for daily use The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 is an affordable 14-inch convertible that HP has designed with professionals and smaller businesses in mind. The x360 440 G1 is a versatile device thanks to its convertible design and long battery life. Find out in this detailed review whether the ProBook x360 440 G1 has any drawbacks and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: HDR, fan noise with BIOS 1.27, Thunderbolt dock with eGPU
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

74% Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

Poor display, inefficient GPU. It's the least expensive 15-inch Latitude available and so cut corners are not unexpected. The number of drawbacks, however, may be a bit too much to bear. Find out what you'd be sacrificing when purchasing the Latitude 3590 instead of the pricier Latitude 5590.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon 530 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Image: ASRock

ASRock announces new "Jupiter" SFF desktops with 65 W Coffee Lake CPUs

ASRock recently announced two new small form factor (SFF) desktop PCs. The Jupiter H310 and Jupiter Q370 both measure just over a litre in volume but can support up to a 65 Watt CPU on the LGA1151 socket. Upgrade options are also ...
Asus ZenBook S gets new Burgundy Red color option (Source: Asus)

Asus ZenBook S gets new Burgundy Red color option

The ultrathin ZenBook S UX391 is already available in its new coat of paint for $1200 USD. Otherwise, there are no other internal changes or any additional colors planned at the moment.
The ZhongShan Subor Z+ sports a very capable Ryzen+Vega SoC. (Source: AMD)

Zhongshan Subor Z+'s custom Ryzen+Vega SoC has more GPU compute power than the Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G

Sporting a custom Ryzen SoC with integrated Vega graphics up to 24 CUs clocked at 1300 MHz, the Zhongshan Subor Z+ is a small form factor PC that tries to offer a console-like experience along with the flexibility of using a tradi...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330S

83% Lenovo IdeaPad 330S-15IKB (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Design at a low price. The prices for the notebooks from Lenovo’s budget IdeaPad 300 series start at about 350 Euros ($407). For this, buyers get a well-designed, portable notebook. Our review device with an Optane-accelerated hard drive, Core i5-8250U CPU and Intel UHD Graphics 620 costs 600 Euros ($698). You can learn what you can expect from the laptop with this hardware configuration in our review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Intel may run short of processors later this year. (Source: Wccftech)

JP Morgan: Intel is running short of CPUs for sale

Intel will not have enough chips to satisfy demand during the upcoming holiday season. This is part of a recent prediction by a JP Morgan analyst. The analysis may take factors such as the long-awaited switch to 10nm chipsets by t...
HP 15 (i5-8250U, GeForce MX110, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% HP 15 (i5-8250U, GeForce MX110, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Display disappointment. Hewlett Packard's 15.6-inch notebook features a Core i5 CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a dedicated GeForce MX 110 GPU with GDDR5 video RAM. Unfortunately, the matte FHD panel was a disappointment.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX110 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Asus ZenBook S UX391U (Core i7, FHD) Laptop Review

89% Asus ZenBook S UX391U (Core i7, FHD) Laptop Review

13.3-inch lightweight. The ZenBook S (UX391) is a particularly light 13.3-inch laptop from Asus. It tips the scale at just 1 kg, but the manufacturer says the performance is not affected. We review the rival for the XPS 13.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6 2018 (i5-8350U, Full-HD Touch, 256GB) Laptop Review

92% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6 2018 (i5-8350U, Full-HD Touch, 256GB) Laptop Review

The better and cheaper X1. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6 has joined its WQHD HDR and Core i7 equipped sibling in our offices for review. The G6 is the entry-level model of current touchscreen-equipped Carbon X1 devices. The G6 is free from the thermal issues from which its sibling suffered thanks to its less powerful CPU, but this comes at a cost to the WQHD HDR display. Despite this drawback, the G6 provides a more rounded overall experience than its more expensive sibling.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
The new Pixelbook looks to have ultrathin bezels for a notebook. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Next-gen Pixelbook 2 Google Chromebook leaks out in pictures

Google's next-generation Pixelbook 2 has leaked out ahead of launch by the company itself as part of a Facebook advertisement. Also present in the ad is what looks to be the notch-less smaller Google Pixel 3 leaving little to be r...
MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

82% MSI PS42 8RB Prestige (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

A good first try. MSI wants to expand its lineup to include more business laptops and the PS42 represents the manufacturer's first attempt at a narrow-bezel 14-inch offering for business users. The result is a unique system that is on par with the XPS 13 in a few ways but with a longer list of flaws.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.2 kg
The Intel Core i7-9700K has posted impressive scores on Geekbench. (Source: Pinterest)

Core i7-9700K: OC’d to 5.3GHz on air; Geekbench scores released

The Intel Core i7-9700K may seem comparable to the i7-8700K in many ways. However, it can be boosted up to 4.9GHz (albeit on one core only). The i7-9700K has also recently exhibited the ability to OC up to 5.3GHz on air and beat t...
HP 14 (i5-8250U, Intel Optane Memory, HD Display) Laptop Review

80% HP 14 (i5-8250U, Intel Optane Memory, HD Display) Laptop Review

Déjà-vu. HP’s latest 14-inch notebook boasts a quad-core processor, 8 GB of dual-channel RAM and Intel Optane Memory. Unfortunately, the display is bitterly disappointing.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

79% Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review

Not that flexible. Lenovo's Flex 5 is an affordable 2-in-1 that looks and feels great for the price with plenty of integrated ports. Unfortunately, the dim display and poor Turbo Boost performance leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018 (Image source: IFA-berlin.com)

The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018

The tech world has been on fire these past few weeks with not one, but two major press events. After Nvidia unveiled its GeForce RTX GPUs at Gamescom, more OEMs unveiled brand new refreshed products at IFA in Berlin equipped with ...
Lenovo Ideapad C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming with USB Type-C charging for $250 USD

IFA 2018 | Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks coming for $250 USD

The MediaTek-powered Chromebooks were "built for Android Play Store Apps" with USB Type-C video-out and charging for added versatility. Lenovo will soon have Chromebooks from as small as 11.6-inch in screen size to as large as 15....
Toshiba Portege X30T detachable coming with Kaby Lake-R and an integrated VGA port (Source: Toshiba)

IFA 2018 | Toshiba Portege X30T detachable coming with Kaby Lake-R and an integrated VGA port

The Toshiba Portege family has always been special with its matte touchscreens, integrated VGA ports, and unique magnesium alloy designs that look very different from the more popular Lenovo ThinkPad and Dell Latitude competitors....
Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

Premium for less? With the IdeaPad 530S, Lenovo has further slimmed down and improved the model in addition to adopting the latest generation of components: a Core i5-8250U, 8 GB RAM, and an FHD anti-glare display. Is this the XPS for the rest of us?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Acer Swift 7 SF714-51T (Core i7-7Y75, 256 GB, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

86% Acer Swift 7 SF714-51T (Core i7-7Y75, 256 GB, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

Unbelievably thin! The latest revision of the Acer Swift 7 is not only slimmer than its predecessor, but it also packs an Intel Core i7 Y-series processor, which should provide better performance and a multi-touch display. Find out in this detailed review the strengths and weaknesses of the latest Acer Swift 7 and how it fares against the competition.
Intel Core i7-7Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 14" | 1.2 kg
The Acer Aspire 7 is now powered by Intel 'Kaby Lake-G'. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer unveils the Aspire 7 and Aspire 5 with Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' and 'Whiskey Lake-U' options

At IFA 2018, Acer is taking wraps off its new Aspire notebook models. The budget-gamer focused Aspire is getting an upgrade to Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' CPUs with onboard Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics while the Aspire 5 is being upgraded...

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