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The Intel NUC roadmap for 2018-19 offers an assortment of 'Gemini Lake' and 'Coffee Lake' configurations. (Source: CNXSoft)

Roadmap reveals new Intel NUCs with Gemini Lake and Coffee Lake offerings

The roadmap for Intel NUCs in the coming years seems to be a rather interesting one with a host of NUCs in different configuration options starting from the 10W 'Gemini Lake' Celerons all the way till the 100W Kaby Lake-H Core i7-xxxxK. NUCs based on the Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake-H CPUs also come with support for Thunderbolt 3 and Intel Optane memory.
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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
Toshiba Portégé A30-D (7100U, 128 GB) Subnotebook Review

87% Toshiba Portégé A30-D (7100U, 128 GB) Subnotebook Review

SSD slip up. If the last cubic centimeters of volume and a few hundred grams more or less are unimportant, the new 13-inch laptop will be more than a useful companion as it fuses enough power with a decent battery life and comes with the usual security features. However, the moderate price faces some not exactly trivial points of criticism.
Intel Core i3-7100U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

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
The EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 is designed with collaboration in mind. (Source: HP)

The HP EliteOne 1000 is a purpose-built AiO for collaboration

HP launched the EliteOne 1000 All-in-One (AiO) G1 PC at its World Partner Forum in Chicago featuring 7th gen Intel Core i7 65W CPUs and optional Intel Optane memory with a range of display options. The AiO comes with a 2 MP dual-facing pop-up webcam and an upgradeable PC base.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 business notebook (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook 1040 G4 coming later this month

The new 14-inch HP EliteBook 1040 G4 premium notebook comes with 7th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor options, provides improved battery life, and should hit the market later this month for a starting price of US$1,379.
Dell XPS 13 with 8th gen Core i7-8550U CPU now shipping in US (Source: Dell)

Dell XPS 13 with 8th gen Core i7-8550U CPU now shipping in US

The Kaby Lake-R model will not come until very late this month. Configurable options are limited to just FHD or QHD (+$350 USD) and Silver or Rose Gold (+$50 USD) colors for now.
The Rose Gold chassis is constructed with machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Get the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD for $1,499

The Microsoft Store offers the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition for US$1,499. It is powered by the Core i7-7500U CPU from Intel coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, and it also comes with the 512 GB SSD option that has Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. This is the world's first notebook to integrate the InfinityEdge display that places an almost borderless 13-...
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Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7285 (i5-7Y57, 256 GB, 3K) Convertible Review

Reliable travel companion! Dell presents us with a versatile 12-inch convertible in a timeless, modest and elegant design. A very frugal Intel CPU runs inside. Whether this promises a long battery life and how the Dell Latitude 7285 performs, you can find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Dell implements its Dynamic Power Policy across the entire XPS lineup (Source: Dell)

Dell Dynamic Power Policy: A look into how Dell manages thermal and power policies across its XPS lineup

Using a combination of hardware and software, Dell designs its XPS lineup of notebooks to dynamically adjust power inputs to the various components to ensure that the system operates within specified temperature limits. We explain how Dell implements its Dynamic Power Policy to maximize performance within design constraints.
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Acer Aspire 3 (7200U, HD 620) Laptop Review

79% Acer Aspire 3 (7200U, HD 620) Laptop Review

Solid worker. Acer has produced a well-equipped 15-inch notebook that needs not fear comparison with similarly equipped competitors. Find out how our test unit did in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Zotac Zbox MI553. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac releases new Zbox M and smartphone-sized Zbox P mini-PCs

Today Zotac announced two new mini-PCs, further expanding their mid-range Zbox M and ultra-compact Zbox P series. The Zbox MI553 comes in a standard and a Plus variant, has a mobile Intel i5-7300HQ processor, and an eGPU compatible Thunderbolt 3 port. The Zbox PI225 claims the title of the smallest mini-PC, contains a Celeron N3350 CPU, and has smartphone-li...
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The current Surface Book with Performance Base. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Keynote expected at 'Future Decoded', likely a new Surface Book and potential windows ARM devices

Microsoft is holding their 'Future Decoded' conference on 31st October and 1st November, and Panos Panay is scheduled to give a Surface keynote presentation. We expect a new Surface Book reveal, due to the October/November timing of previous announcements.
GearBest's Intel Super September sale offers a variety of discounted Intel-powered tablets and notebooks. (Source: GearBest)

Deal | GearBest has discounted prices on Intel-powered tablets and notebooks throughout September

Some of the highlights from GearBest's Intel Super September sale include: the Teclast X98 Plus II dual OS tablet powered by the Intel Cherry Trail X5-Z8350 quad-core CPU for US$149.99, the all-in one Onda C270 PC with curved LED display for $US379.99, and the Cube Mix Plus 2-in-1 Tablet PC powered by the Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30 dual-core CPU for $US345...
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The Surface Laptop is now available in all four launch colors in 20 countries. (Source: Micrsofo

Microsoft Surface Laptop now available in more countries, in more colors

Microsoft has continued the global rollout of its Surface Laptop. Customers in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan can now order the Platinum i7 model, while 20 countries can now also purchase the notebook in any of the four colors revealed at its June launch.
The Q5 gaming notebook is Eurocom's answer to the MacBook Pro 15 (Source: Eurocom)

The Q5 Max-Q gaming notebook is Eurocom's answer to the MacBook Pro 15

Eurocom shows us why its latest ultra-thin gaming notebook may be the better choice over the MacBook Pro.
Lenovo V320-17IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo V320-17IKB (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Home Office. Lenovo's 17.3-inch device offers a strong Kaby-Lake processor, a fast solid-state disk and Windows 10 Professional. Its most important asset, however, is the bright IPS screen with a great contrast ratio.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 17.3" | 2.8 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
Microsoft Surface Laptop color options. (Source: Microsoft)

A new 1 TB Surface Laptop is available for those with US$2700 burning a hole in their wallet

Microsoft is now taking pre-orders for a variant of the Surface Laptop that features an i7-7660u, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB solid state drive. It is due to arrive on October 3rd, which is almost an entire month earlier than the new color options are due.
Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake-R vs 7th gen Kaby Lake performance comparison

Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake-R vs 7th gen Kaby Lake performance comparison

The new Intel 8th generation processors have started showing up in notebooks, and it has piqued our interest to see how well they fare in comparison to their contemporaries from the previous generation. With Kaby Lake-R, Intel has upped the number of cores to 4 while retaining the same TDP values — albeit at reduced base clocks. Where does this place the new chips with respect to the existing 15W and 45W variants? Should you be considering laptops based on the 8th generation Kaby Lake-R processors? We give the early verdict.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3"
ThinkPad 25: Retro ThinkPad will be based on the ThinkPad T470

ThinkPad 25: Retro ThinkPad will be based on the ThinkPad T470

For the 25th birthday of the ThinkPad brand, Lenovo is preparing a special anniversary version. This special ThinkPad will be called ThinkPad 25 and it will be based on the ThinkPad T470. Also included: The classic ThinkPad keyboard.
Lenovo expands Yoga 720 lineup with new 12.5-inch option

IFA 2017 | Lenovo expands Yoga 720 lineup with new 12.5-inch option

The 12.5-inch Yoga 720 is essentially a souped up 11.6-inch Yoga 720 from last year with revised internals, thinner bezels, and faster 15 W Core i options.
Lenovo Miix 520 detachable coming with Core i5-8250U and i5-8350U options

Lenovo Miix 520 detachable coming with Core i5-8250U and i5-8350U options

The $999 USD starting price is a bit high for a 12.2-inch FHD tablet, but the quad-core Kaby Lake-R should be a large performance leap over the current Miix 510 with the i5-7200U.
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.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-52 Windows ultrabook with Kaby Lake-R processor (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | Acer Swift 5 ultrabook with 8th generation Intel Core processors now official

The updated Swift 5 ultrabook weighs only 2.2 pounds and promises to offer a battery life of 8 hours. Just as expected, it has an Intel Core Kaby Lake-R processor under the hood and runs Windows 10 out of the box.
Toshiba Tecra X40-D (i7-7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Toshiba Tecra X40-D (i7-7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Carbon Copy. Toshiba's new Tecra X40-D is the Japanese manufacturer's latest entry in the thin-and-light business market and carries over several features from its smaller brother, the Portégé X30. Is the X40 able to differentiate itself enough, or is it more of the same in a larger package?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 Windows convertible now official

IFA 2017 | Asus ZenBook Flip 15 now official

The ZenBook Flip 15 is a new 2-in-1 laptop that comes with a 360-degree rotatable display design. Other highlights include the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio.
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 Asus ROG Chimera is the first gaming laptop with a display refresh rate of 144Hz (Source: Asus)

IFA 2017 | Asus ROG Chimera revealed with 144Hz 17.3-inch display

Asus claims that its new ROG Chimera gaming notebook is the first in the world to feature a display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Also notable is its in-built support for Microsoft's Xbox One wireless controllers.
The mysterious Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU will probably replace the i7-7700HQ. (Source: Intel)

First Coffee Lake 6-core mobile CPU benchmarks are in

GeekBench got hold of spec and performance information on a mysterious 6-core Coffee Lake mobile CPU. It's default clock is set to 2.6 GHz, but it can boost to 4.0 GHz. The gen 8 model seems to have the same single-core performance as the 7th gen i7-7700HQ. However, the multi-core tests show a 40% performance gain over the gen 7 CPU.
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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.
Dell revisits the ruggedized Windows tablet with the new Latitude 7212. (Source: Dell)

IFA 2017 | Dell rolls out the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet

Dell has launched its second-generation ruggedized Windows tablet. The 11.6-inch Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet is the sequel to the 7202 and is both lighter and more powerful.
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
Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X3N (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Samsung Notebook 9 NP900X3N (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Lightest and brightest 13-inch Ultrabook. The Notebook 9 series continues to impress with yet another super lightweight offering for $1000 USD. The 13-inch notebook omits a few key features compared to more popular alternatives, but some can be easily overlooked for the everyday user.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 817 g
Dell XPS 13 getting the quad-core Kaby Lake-R treatment

IFA 2017 | Dell XPS 13 getting the quad-core Kaby Lake-R treatment

One of our favorite subnotebooks is coming with i5-8250U and i7-8550U CPU options and a claimed performance boost of 44 percent over 7th gen Kaby Lake.
Dell refreshes entire Inspiron 5000 and 7000 lineup with Kaby Lake-R

IFA 2017 | Dell refreshes entire Inspiron 5000 and 7000 lineup with Kaby Lake-R

The new affordable Dell notebooks and convertibles are all landing in October or exactly one month after the availability of the new XPS 13.
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.
Expect more benchmark results to start leaking on the other Coffee Lake chips as we get closer to their official launch. (Source: PixaBay)

DEBUNKED | Leaked benchmark shows lower clocked i3-8350K has slightly better single core performance than i7-7700K

*Update in main text* Screenshots leaked from a i3-8350K benchmark using CPU-Z show it has slightly better single-thread performance than the i7-7700K despite having a slower clock speed. The multi-thread performance is good for the quad-core CPU, which shows as in line with the i7-4770K or mobile i7-7700HQ.
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Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

Surface competitor with AMOLED. Samsung is set for attack with its new Galaxy Book 12 and has managed to get itself a unique selling point in the market of professional Windows tablets with a keyboard cover: A Super-AMOLED screen. The pricey device offers travelling businessmen and women a complete package with a wide range of accessories and only a few weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Latest XPS 13 9360 1.0.7 BIOS update purportedly bricking systems

Latest XPS 13 9360 1.0.7 BIOS update purportedly bricking systems

In what could be another potential PR headache for Dell, the latest 1.0.7 BIOS update for the XPS 13 may be accidentally rolling back systems. It's recommended that XPS 13 owners do not install this latest update until Dell either reuploads a replacement or directly addresses users' complaints.
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
Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070) Laptop Review

Black and red behemoth. Lenovo’s successor to the massive Y900 desktop replacement features a Kaby Lake CPU and a powerful GTX 1070. Much of the rest of the package remains the same—so are these updates enough to keep it relevant in such a competitive and selective market?
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.4 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 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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Intel Core i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, and i7-8650U Kaby Lake-R launches today (Source: Intel)

Intel Core i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, and i7-8650U Kaby Lake-R series launches today

The four 15 W TDP processors will run at slower base clock rates and with the same integrated 620 Graphics as the 7th generation Kaby Lake equivalents. Regardless, the move to four cores and eight threads promises a significant 40 percent performance boost without sacrificing battery life.
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.

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