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Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

Size matters. Lenovo’s 15-inch isn’t quite up to par with its smaller business offerings, but perhaps today’s configuration—a Core i7-8650U, 16 GB RAM, FHD anti-glare touch display, and NVMe SSD—can help to bridge the gap. We’ll find out in our full review!
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Razer cutting $500 off its Blade Stealth Ultrabook for this weekend only (Source: Razer)

Razer cutting $500 off its Blade Stealth Ultrabook for this weekend only

Per-key RGB lighting, 1800p QHD+ IGZO touchscreen, Thunderbolt 3, and 16 GB of RAM for just $900 USD. The new Razer deal is one of the better promotions from the manufacturer. Unfortunately, there is one caveat that hardcore gamer...
Zotac ZBox CI660 Nano is world's most powerful fanless mini PC

Zotac ZBox CI660 Nano uses just one big heat sink to cool a Core i7-8550U CPU

The ZBox CI660 Nano promises to be the world's most powerful fanless mini PC. Expect a completely silent experience from the system as a result with performance on par with modern Ultrabooks. No prices have been announced.
More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

Recently AMD designed an SoC for ZhongShan Subor's new console the Z+. While previous console SoCs used Jaguar CPU cores which were based on AMD's previous generation of architectures and mid range Polaris GPU cores, this new SoC ...
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i7-8550U, 4K) Convertible Review

Ambitious middle-class Yoga. Good quality at a low price - impossible? Lenovo attempts to fulfill this promise by releasing a middle-class convertible laptop playing in the upper league. You can read in this detailed review if this concept adds up.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Is the MacBook Air due an upgrade? (Source: Pixabay)

New rumors suggest refresh for MacBook Air

An article on a Taiwanese news site states that Apple is in fact releasing a new MacBook Air in 2018. These rumors suggest that the Cupertino company now intends to fast-track its release. However, is it all good news for fans of ...
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. Update: 4K SKU with 100 % sRGB
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

Very good disappointment. AMD Ryzen, mostly known for offering CPUs for consumer products, now want to compete with Intel in the business market. The EliteBook 745 G5, based on the very good EliteBook 840 G5, seems to fit the bill - at least on paper. You can read in this detailed review if it is convincing in reality as well!
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Microsoft Surface Go is an ultraportable 10-inch 2-in-1, and CostCo is offering a previously unannounced configuration. (Source: Microsoft)

CostCo advertises a previously-unannounced Surface Go configuration that includes a type cover in the box

The Surface Go created a bit of a splash when Microsoft announced it two weeks ago. The ultracompact 10-inch 2-in-1 is the spiritual successor to the non-Pro Surface 3, but with the advantage of using a higher spec'd x86 processor...
'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook (Image source: Asus)

'Rammus' could be the next Asus Chromebook with Kaby Lake

The aging Asus Chromebook Flip C302 could soon have a proper successor if the "Rammus" code name is any indication. With IFA 2018 not far off, the Taiwanese manufacturer could be preparing an announcement for its overdue Chromeboo...
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

2-in-1 all-rounder. With the Yoga 730-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a 15.6-inch convertible that is suitable for gaming and for consuming media content. The device scores some major points with its slick metal case, backlit keyboard and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The touchscreen can be operated with the fingers and also with the included stylus.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB (i7-8550U, MX150, WQHD, IPS) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB (i7-8550U, MX150, WQHD, IPS) Laptop Review

Nice concept! The IdeaPad 530s is more than a simple performance upgrade, and it features a slightly redesigned base. We have had the chance to put the top model through its paces - find out how well it did in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Toshiba Tecra X40-E (i5-8250U, SSD, LTE, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Toshiba Tecra X40-E (i5-8250U, SSD, LTE, FHD) Laptop Review

Model update. Toshiba's slim 14-inch Tecra X40-E scores with a fast NVMe SSD, a slim exterior, an LTE modem, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. In addition, there is a good battery life.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Huawei has pulled a Dell — the MateBook X Pro uses a gimped Thunderbolt 3 port (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei has pulled a Dell — the MateBook X Pro uses a gimped Thunderbolt 3 port

The MateBook X Pro ships with a Thunderbolt 3 port not unlike many newer Ultrabooks and gaming laptops. What Huawei isn't telling you, however, is that the port appears to offer just half the PCIe lanes for half the theoretical tr...
HP Chromebook x2 convertible with Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y

The new HP Chromebook x2 goes head to head with the Microsoft Surface Go

Although the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor was expected to remain a Microsoft Surface Go-exclusive, it looks like the HP Chromebook x2 convertible will soon get a version with it inside as well. Even more, a variant with an I...
HP Spectre x360 15 2018 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Convertible Review

87% HP Spectre x360 15 2018 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Convertible Review

Even better than before. This third generation model adds a few new features to last year's model including a NumPad, fingerprint reader, narrower bezels, and a slightly larger battery. Fans are quieter and processor temps are cooler. Physically, however, the system is not any lighter or thinner.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Apple announces new MacBook Pro models with up to 32 GB RAM & Core i9 CPUs

Apple announces new MacBook Pro models with up to 32 GB RAM & Core i9 CPUs

Without a big keynote, Apple today announced the long expected update of its MacBook Pro line. The 2018 MacBook Pro models are a refresh of the existing designs with new CPUs , GPUs, more RAM and bigger batteries.
Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

89% Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Lightweight luxury. Compared to its predecessor, the LifeBook U938 is slightly lighter. The biggest upgrade is the quad-core processor, but not much has changed otherwise. Battery life is still decent, but falls short in direct comparison with its biggest rivals.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 920 g
The Surface Go is Microsoft's is thin, light and relatively affordable. (Source: Microsoft)

The all-new Surface Go is proof that Windows 10 on ARM is skating on thin ice

Microsoft has launched the Surface Go, a US$399 Windows 10 tablet targeted at the students, schools and the entry-level tablet market dominated by the Apple iPad. As rumored, the device is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold chip ins...
Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

The most flexible subnotebook. Fujitsu sees itself as a competitor to PC giants like Dell, Lenovo and HP in the business laptop market. The Japanese company packs its devices with features that other manufacturers now ignore. Find out in this review what features Fujitsu has packed into the LifeBook U728 and how this ultra-lightweight and compact business notebook fares against the competition.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
Zotac ZBOX QK7P3000 (i7-7700T, Quadro P3000) Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX QK7P3000 (i7-7700T, Quadro P3000) Mini PC Review

Gamer-turned-workstation. Zotac has swapped out the GeForce GTX 1060 in its ZBox Magnus series for the workstation-equivalent Quadro P3000 to create a powerful mini PC for professional users. Temperature and fan noise are excellent when compared to workstation laptops. Some slight throttling behavior at extreme loads prevent this from being a must buy.
NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | | 1.7 kg
Coffee Lake Refresh: Octa Core Laptop CPUs will likely be released in early 2019 (Picture-Source: wccftech.com)

Coffee Lake Refresh: Octa Core Laptop CPUs will likely be released in early 2019

While the 10 nm process continues to be delayed, Intel prepares more new CPUs that are still produced in an optimized 14 nm process. This means that Intel will continue to increase the number of CPU cores increase the performance....
Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Since a few months, the name "ThinkPad P1" has been a mystery. Today, a first picture emerged, which shows a ThinkPad with a 15.6-inch screen without a numpad. Potentially, this could be Lenovo's competitor to the Dell XPS 15 and ...
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8550U, Full HD) Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8550U, Full HD) Workstation Review

Weak Quadro. You might get the feeling of experiencing déjà vu when first looking at the ThinkPad P52s. The mobile workstation looks exactly like the ThinkPad T580. Is combining the case of an office laptop with a Quadro GPU a good idea? Find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA Quadro P500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Review - entry-level device with GTX 1050 Ti and i5-7300HQ

84% Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Review - entry-level device with GTX 1050 Ti and i5-7300HQ

Entry-level gaming. Can entry-level base models be fun as well? Compared to the 1060 a 1050 Ti is a clear regression. Let us see whether or not there are other differences and what effect the slower GPU had on the overall performance.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Shuttle's DH02U mini PC series now feature GTX 1050 discrete graphics. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle announces DH02U/DH02U5 mini PCs with GTX 1050 GPUs

Shuttle's mini PC lineup just got upgraded with GTX 1050 discrete GPUs from Nvidia. The new DH02U is powered by the Celeron 3865U dual-core CPU, while the more advanced DH02U model features the i5-7200U dual core. Both models are ...
HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

Plastic Pro. The whole notebook market has been reconfigured to ultrabook designs. Wait, is it really the whole notebook market? No, since there are still representatives of a more traditional design such as the HP ProBook 650 G4. You can find out in this extensive review, if and for whom this affordable business notebook can be recommended.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 720 (i5-7200U, RX 560) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 720 (i5-7200U, RX 560) Laptop Review

Misleading first impressions. Lenovo is equipping its 2018 multimedia notebooks with 2016 processors. Even more surprising is the consistently solid concept, which does not shy away from the competition. The AMD Radeon graphics is a small highlight and one which allows for some gaming.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2 kg
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 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
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

81% Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

Cheap price, cheap chassis. There is nothing about this VivoBook that makes it stand out from the crowded 15-inch multimedia segment. When considering the target market and inexpensive price, however, the dull impression shouldn't be a problem. We're hoping that future revisions will address the poor keyboard while adding in USB Type-C charging.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

No news. Kaby Lake CPU replaced with Kaby Lake Refresh CPU - that's pretty much the gist of Dell's latest Inspiron 15. Thanks to its fast SSD, its touchscreen, and the backlit keyboard the convertible is a pretty solid workhorse. Find out in our review whether or not it's worth Dell's asking price of $749.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook P728 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

81% Fujitsu LifeBook P728 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Convertible without compromises. With the LifeBook P728, Fujitsu has a convertible for business users in their product line that not only includes numerous security features, but is also upgradeable. Our review clarifies what to expect from the small workhorse with Intel's Core i5-8250U processor.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook T938 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

82% Fujitsu Lifebook T938 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Head-turner. A convertible, where the keyboard is not what you hold in your hand after folding it back, perfectly describes the Fujitsu Lifebook T938. In this review, we analyze the Intel eighth-generation Core i business tablet's performance.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP ZBook 15u G5 (FHD, i7-8550U) Workstation Review

80% HP ZBook 15u G5 (FHD, i7-8550U) Workstation Review

Too much Office, not enough Workstation. The ZBook 1xu series is at the lower end of HP workstation devices. These models are based on the EliteBook to save costs. Find out in this review of the ZBook 15u G5 why this concept still doesn’t work.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

91% HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Privacy screen at the touch of a button.When it comes to Hewlett Packard's top-of-the-line model from their EliteBook 840 G5 series, the manufacturer is not fiddling about. On board you will find a very bright IPS display with a privacy screen, an LTE modem, 32 GB of RAM and an NVMe SSD. HP appears to have set their sights somewhat lower in terms of battery life—some of the competition has more to offer here.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Review

85% Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Review

Insider tip. The Chinese electronics manufacturer, which was known in the past mainly for its smartphones, now offers a powerful high-end notebook for its home market. The Mi Gaming Laptop scores with an especially good price-performance ratio. For less than 1500 Euros (~$1732), you can get a GeForce GTX 1060, a quad-core-CPU, and a Full HD panel. Is it worth importing?
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Intel's Core i5-8300H is proving to be a decent upgrade over last year's Core i5-7300HQ (Image source: Asus)

Intel's Core i5-8300H is proving to be a decent upgrade over last year's Core i5-7300HQ

Gamers in the market for a new gaming laptop can purchase a budget Intel 8th gen system with the Core i5-8300H and get nearly the same CPU performance as a pricier Intel 7th gen system with the Core i7-7700HQ. The i5-8300H introdu...
Dell Latitude 3490 (Core i5, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Dell Latitude 3490 (Core i5, FHD) Laptop Review

Affordable office worker. Expensive laptops are in vogue but spending a lot of money on a notebook is not suitable for everyone. Hence, manufacturers bring budget workhorse devices to the market, like the Dell Latitude 3490. Find out in this review whether Dell has succeeded with their new budget Latitude.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
The Kaby Lake-G features AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPU integrated in the chip die. (Source: TheNerdMag)

Kaby Lake-G Chromebook codenamed "Kidd" in the works?

Chromebooks could soon get a substantial performance boost, as the Chrome OS developers are planning to support Intel's Kaby Lake-G CPUs that come with the dedicated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU. The first Chromebook that would includ...
HP ZBook 14u G5 (i7-8550U, Pro WX 3100) Workstation Review

81% HP ZBook 14u G5 (i7-8550U, Pro WX 3100) Workstation Review

Based on the EliteBook. The HP ZBook series has been updated to Intel Kaby Lake Refresh processors. HP has also significantly changed the design and is one which we have already seen during our recent EliteBook 840 G5 review. The ZBook 14u G5 should be able to provide enough computing power thanks to its AMD Polaris GPU. Find out whether HP has achieved this in our HP ZBook 14u G5 review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile | 14" | 1.6 kg
Intel's Coffee Lake-S octa-core CPUs are expected to launch in Q3 this year. (Source: Intel)

Intel Coffee Lake-S 8-core/16-thread CPU spotted in SiSoft Sandra benchmarks

The SiSoft Sandra benchmarks reveal that the upcoming Coffee Lake-S octa-core/16-thread CPUs will be compatible with current chipsets and the soon-to-be-released Z390 platform. The test prototype is clocked at 2.6 GHz by default, ...
Huawei Matebook X Pro (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

88% Huawei Matebook X Pro (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Market disruptor. Huawei wants to prove that you don't need to spend $1500 or more for a decently specced XPS 13 or MacBook Pro. The MateBook X Pro attempts to give it all with an attractively thin aluminum design, 3:2 touchscreen, discrete Nvidia graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and an Intel U class CPU for less than what major competitors are currently offering.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.9" | 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 7390 (Core i7-8650U, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7390 (Core i7-8650U, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

Smarter business? One of the best business ultrabooks gets even more powerful with the adoption of an 8th-generation Core i7-8650U CPU and NVMe SSD—as well as an honest-to-goodness anti-glare touchscreen. But are these extra perks worth the cost premium? As always, we’ll investigate with relentless detail in our full review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The EM-B13KG mini PCs are able to handle up to 4 monitors. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Emdoor presents Kaby Lake-G gaming laptops and mini PCs

The EM-B13KG mini PC and EM-NM14KG 14-inch gaming laptop from Emdoor will most likely come with very affordable prices. Both can be equipped with the i5 and i7 Kaby Lake-G CPUs that integrate AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPUs, up to 8 G...
ASUS ZenBook UX3430UN (i5-8250U, MX150, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook review

88% ASUS ZenBook UX3430UN (i5-8250U, MX150, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook review

Office exemplar with gaming ambitions. The new ZenBook brings together the core of what office users desire and invites you to play a game or two thanks to its GeForce MX150 GPU. ASUS seems to have succeeded in this balancing act where other subnotebooks have failed. If there is anything to complain about, it is only at a high level.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.3 kg
ASUS VivoBook 15 X542UF (i5-8250U, MX130, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

81% ASUS VivoBook 15 X542UF (i5-8250U, MX130, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

All-rounder The VivoBook 15 scores highly for its powerful quad-core processor, its dedicated GeForce GPU and good battery life. Once again, the VivoBook is let down by an unconvincing display.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP EliteBook 830 G5 (i7, FHD, SureView) Laptop Review

88% HP EliteBook 830 G5 (i7, FHD, SureView) Laptop Review

The largest subnotebook. HP’s latest EliteBook 830 G5 is much more than a simple redesign. Not only does it feature a larger display, but it is also a quantum leap for HP’s business line-up. Find out whether or not HP is leaping in the right direction in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The HP Chromebook x2 will ship on June 7. (Source: Best Buy)

HP Chromebook x2 up for pre-order at Best Buy

HP's premium Chromebook X2 is up for pre-order at Best Buy. The x2, which is expected to ship June 7, is one of the first true 2-in-1 Chromebooks on the market that offers a detachable display allowing it to be used as a standalon...
The slim design can still pack impressive specs for a 13-incher. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo's 13-inch Yoga 730 2-in-1 notebooks now available

With the 13-inch variant of the Yoga 730, users can get an FHD IPS touchscreen, and can opt for an i7-8550U or an i5-8250U CPU. They can further add 8 or 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. This model specifica...
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Lon Seidman and Douglas Black of Notebookcheck and UltrabookReview talk laptops and the tech review process

Lon Seidman recently hosted a podcast with Notebookcheck's own Douglas Black. Over the hour, Douglas discussed his work with Notebookcheck and UltrabookReview with Lon and the process behind writing reviews of laptops in the onlin...

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