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MSI GS43VR 7RE (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

81% MSI GS43VR 7RE (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Potent performer. The GS43VR is back and pretty much the same it was the year before. Users who can look past the excruciatingly loud fan noise will find one of the most powerful 14-inch gaming notebooks currently available.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Huawei MateBook X (i5-7200U, 256 GB) Subnotebook Review

88% Huawei MateBook X (i5-7200U, 256 GB) Subnotebook Review

Novice with space technology. Huawei's first laptop in the fashionable 3:2 format mainly convinces with its case and the excellent screen. The innovative cooling system is particularly interesting. Initially we had problems with the input devices, but more important is the weak battery life. Our extensive test explains while we still consider it a successful debut.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
AMD's new Ryzen 3 processors have hit the budget segment with two appealing quad-core options at a price point filled with dual-core CPUs. (Source: AMD)

Reviews claim Ryzen 3 is a hit

Ryzen 3 was released a few hours ago, and reviews of the two new CPUs have appeared online. Reviewers have found the 4-core processors offer great value when compared to the 2-core i3 CPUs at the same price point. This value becomes even more apparent when overclocking ability is taken into account.
If rumors are correct, we can expect Coffee Lake to be the first six-core CPUs on Intel's mainstream platform. (Source: Intel)

Specs leaked for upcoming i7-8700K

A progressive series of 'leaks' over the last few days have given us an idea of what to expect from the Coffee Lake i7-8700K. It will be a 6-core CPU operating on the same LGA 1151 socket as Skylake and Kaby Lake, have 12MB of cache, and a potential turbo clock up to 4.7 GHz.
Apple’s MacBook family

Buyer's Guide: Which MacBook is right for me?

Touch choice. Apple’s MacBooks scored pretty well in our test. However, they are far from cheap and affordable. Which means that a deliberate decision is required prior to purchasing one. This article is intended to make it easier for you by pitching all available models against each other.
The leaked specs are rather exhaustive yet make no mention of hyper-threading. (Source: eTeknix)

Coffee Lake hexa-core desktop chip specs leaked

Specifications have leaked for three upcoming Coffee Lake desktop chips, which operate at 95-watt TDPs for the overclockable CPUs and 65 watts for the non-overclockable.
The i7-7740X is one of two quad-core processors on X299. Ivybridge-E was the last time we had a quad core on the enthusiast platform, and it wasn't designated as an 'X' SKU. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Kaby Lake X i7-7740X overclockable to 5 Ghz on air

The i7-7740X has top of the line single core performance, but lags behind six and eight core processors in multi-threaded workloads. Anandtech have managed to push their CPU to 5.0 GHz stable on all cores. This could indicate better binning than the i7-7700K, but a quad core is still on odd choice on the enthusiast X-series platform.
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MSI GP62 7REX (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

80% MSI GP62 7REX (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

Looks familiar… Not a lot has changed with regard to the design of the MSI GP62 notebook over the years—but it’s what’s inside that counts, right? Today’s review unit features a Core i7-7700HQ paired with a GTX 1050 Ti. How does it compare to its peers in the budget gaming category?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Gigabyte Sabre 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

79% Gigabyte Sabre 15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Great gaming for under $1000. Gigabyte has introduced one of its best entry-level gaming laptops that start at less than a grand. Still, there are plenty of cut corners on this brand new Sabre series that potential buyers should be aware of.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
HP Omen 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

85% HP Omen 15 (7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Changeling. The Omen series from HP is not only known for its relatively good price-performance ratio, but also for its unique appearance. Thanks to a redesign in mid-2017, the gaming notebooks appear in a completely new light. In our test, you can find out what else has changed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
The fanless case features radiator fins to disipate heat. (Source: MeLE)

MeLE announces the PCG35 Apo fanless mini PC powered by Celeron J3455

The PCG35 Apo is powered by Intel’s Apollo Lake Celeron J3455 CPU with 10W TDP, and will begin shipping in August for about $179.
A comparison between the Surface Pro 4 and a faulty Surface Pro 2017 showing the excessive backlight bleed on the latter. (Source: Surface Guy)

Complaints growing regarding excessive backlight bleed on Surface Pro 2017

Microsoft uses their line of Surface devices to help set an example for OEMs; however, their quality control appears to have slipped a bit as over 200 users have claimed on the Microsoft forums that their devices are showing excessive backlight bleed.
More notebooks sporting Intel 8th generation CPUs spotted through benchmark listings

More notebooks sporting Intel 8th generation CPUs spotted through benchmark listings

In addition to the Acer Swift 3, we can now expect Lenovo, HP, and Asus to soon announce new Coffee Lake SKUs in their respective Yoga, Spectre, and Zenbook families of Ultrabooks.
Fujitsu Celsius H970 (E3-1535M v6, P4000) Workstation Review

86% Fujitsu Celsius H970 (E3-1535M v6, P4000) Workstation Review

Strong CPU, weak cooling. The Celsius H970 might be Fujitsu's last 17.3-inch workstation. This should be reason enough for the manufacturer to do its best. But unfortunately, Fujitsu failed in two places. You can read in our detailed test review, where these places are.
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 17.3" | 3 kg
The Acer Swift 3's standout features are Nvidia's new efficiency-focused MX150 GPU and the 15W quad-core 8th generation CPU. (Source: Rue Du Commerce)

First Coffee Lake notebook leaked: a 15W quad-core?

The first laptop to use Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake platform has appeared on a French e-commerce site. The Acer Swift 3 appears to use a 15W i5-8250U CPU billed as "Quad-Core". If the i7's will be hyper-threaded as Intel's HQ-series are, this will be a major step forward for ultraportable computing power.
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HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000 (i7-7700HQ, Radeon RX 550) Laptop Review

79% HP Pavilion Power 15t-cb2000 (i7-7700HQ, Radeon RX 550) Laptop Review

With great power… comes great affordability? The HP Pavilion Power 15t is back, this time with an AMD RX 550 GPU and an even lower price tag than before. Unfortunately, we ran into some unexpected challenges with our review unit.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Laptop Mag crowns Alienware as the best gaming laptop brand (Source: Dell)

Laptop Mag crowns Alienware as the best gaming laptop brand

Alienware leads MSI by five points on a 100-point scale based on a report card system covering everything from the feel of the keyboard to end-user warranty options.
Cube Thinker Laptop (Core m3-7Y30, 8 GB, 256 GB) Review

80% Cube Thinker Laptop (Core m3-7Y30, 8 GB, 256 GB) Review

Surface Laptop on a tight budget. Laptops from the Far East are becoming better and better, at least in regard to their looks and features. One representative of the Chinese premium class is the Cube Thinker, which comes with an elegant-looking aluminum case and a Surface-Book screen. However, can the performance keep up with the shop-window presentation?
Intel Core m3-7Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.5" | 1.7 kg
Gigabyte P56XT (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop

83% Gigabyte P56XT (7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop

A wild ride. After the successful Aero 15, Gigabyte has now provided us with another 15-inch notebook aimed at the gaming and multimedia sector. The P56XT is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ and a GeForce GTX 1070. Will this configuration be enough for pole position? We shall find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501

85% Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 Laptop Review

Slim with a powerful GPU. Asus has once again managed to have the slimmest device. For now. This time it is the ROG Zephyrus GX501 gaming laptop. Despite its height of just 17.9 millimeters (~0.7 in), the 15-inch notebook is shipped with an Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU and the Nvidia GTX 1080 with the brand-new "Max-Q" design. We have already had the chance to review the ultra-slim gamer. Update: Higher rating thanks to second test model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, without Touch Bar) Review

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, without Touch Bar) Review

Annoying fan. The MacBook Pro 13 without Touch Bar gets the Kaby Lake update as well. Thanks to the lower price, longer battery runtimes, and function keys, the entry-level model could potentially be the better choice for many users. However, you also get a slightly less powerful processor as well as an annoying fan.
Intel Core i5-7360U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Schenker Technologies XMG A517 (Clevo N850HP6) Laptop Review

81% Schenker Technologies XMG A517 (Clevo N850HP6) Laptop Review

A breath of fresh air. About a year and half ago, we tested the XMG A516 - a powerful high-end notebook from Schenker Technologies that was quite compact for gaming devices in those days, with a height of 2.9 cm (~1.14 in) and a weight of 2.5 kg (~5.5 lb). Now its successor, the XMG A517, shows what it can do in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Eve V convertible tablet delayed, but promises to come out with an improved display

Crowdfunded Eve V tablet gets delayed

Since the Eve V is a crowdfunded project, it is not surprising to see it facing multiple delays. However, this time the manufacturer allows its backers to choose an improved display without paying anything extra.
Spurred by AMD's Ryzen, Intel released a plethora of new CPUs at Computex 2017. (Source: Intel)

Are six cores better than four for gaming?

Techspot pits the i7-7700K against the slightly more expensive hexa-core i7-7800X, and the results are conclusive: the 7800X might give you more cores, but it's less (game) performance for more money.
The Intel Pentium G4560 may be impossible to find on store shelves later this year. (Source: Intel)

Intel may limit or discontinue the Pentium G4560

Intel may be artificially reducing stock of the Pentium G4560 due to the CPU's cannibalization of sales of the Core i3 line, which is double the MSRP of the Pentium while only offering a small bump in performance. Expect prices for the G4560 to continue rising.
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2017 (2.8 GHz, 555) Laptop Review

Competitive thanks to Kaby Lake. The updated Apple MacBook Pro 15 gets a modern Kaby Lake processor from Intel and a more powerful GPU by default. Otherwise, however, not a lot has changed. Update: The review is now complete
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 555 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ (7500U, 940MX, 512 GB) Laptop Review

89% Asus Zenbook UX3430UQ (7500U, 940MX, 512 GB) Laptop Review

Blue Chip? Asus' latest 14-inch hybrid is not only highly portable, but it comes with a dedicated GPU as well as security features such as TPM. Business or multimedia? The Zenbook's attempt to perform the splits did not turn out as expected, but at least it is very consistent in regard to mobility.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.3 kg
MSI WS63 7RF (i7-7700HQ, FHD, P3000) Workstation Review

86% MSI WS63 7RF (i7-7700HQ, FHD, P3000) Workstation Review

Workstation gamer. The gaming notebook in disguise is one of the first to ship with a Quadro P3000 GPU. Performance will not throttle even if under the heaviest of loads.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo's refreshed 2017 lineup of budget to mainstream consumer offerings range from as low as 320 Euros for the 15-inch IdeaPad 320 to as high as 1200 Euros for the 15.6-inch Yoga 720.
Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review

Take two, action! This is the second time we have reviewed the Dell Latitude 5580. Last time, its general impression was clouded by a disappointing TN panel. This time, the 15-inch Latitude is presenting itself with a Full HD IPS panel and a pimped CPU.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

An update, anyone? It has taken some time, but now HP has treated its 15-inch model of the Omen series to a performance upgrade. A Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal-generation Nvidia graphics card have put fresh wind in its sails - but has it been worth the wait?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The new microarchitecture is supposed to power the next-gen client and mobile platforms. (Source: Intel)

Intel intends to completely change their CPU microarchitecture, but not too soon

Intel is actively seeking to employ micro-architects and design experts "to build a revolutionary microprocessor core to power the next decade of computing and create experiences we have yet to dream up."
AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years (Source: AMD)

AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years

PC builders have been flocking to Ryzen and the effects are already starting to show on the Internet's most popular CPU benchmark database.
EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

The best GTX 1060 laptop.. almost. "Thin-and-light" without the "light". The SC15 is hefty but not bulky and fast but not noisy. It's close to being everything we're looking for in a premium gaming laptop under $2000 USD.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Wasted opportunities. This year’s Omen 17 update brings us a Pascal GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a powerful Kaby Lake CPU. Our review is going to reveal whether or not we can recommend the Omen 17 despite some drawbacks.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Power play. HP is pushing the limits on how powerful a Pavilion system can be without calling it a gaming notebook. The Pavilion 15 Power is the best and potentially most expensive in the series yet.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming? Update 06-29-2017: 4K display
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Beebox J4205 comes equipped with a remote control and can act as a media center. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock reveals Beebox J4205 mini PC powered by Intel's 2.6GHz Apollo Lake

Thanks to the new Intel Pentium Apollo Lake CPU, the BebboxJ4205 can serve as a digital singing, home office and home media center solution.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review

90% Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review

Olden but golden. Without a USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3, the 2017 model of Microsoft's Surface Pro seems kind of dowdy. The fanless operation we have already seen in Acer's Alpha 12, and unfortunately the device throttles noticeably. Is the only benefit left really its decent battery life?
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
The new Ryzen PRO series will compete with Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD unveils the Ryzen Pro series and hints at the upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs

AMD intends to end Intel's mid-range and low-end commercial CPU supremacy with the new Ryzen PRO series.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

90% Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

Early update. Apple already updates the MacBook Pro 13 after around 8 months. Modern Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs are supposed to provide more performance. But did the manufacturer fix some issues of the predecessor?
Update: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i5-7267U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Featherweight champion? Toshiba's Portégé X30 packs tons of features in one of the lightest bodies currently available. Can the X30 compete with other thin-and-light heavyweights, or will it get knocked out?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America

The existing MateBook X, MateBook D, and MateBook E should be shipping within the next few months with online pre-orders beginning tomorrow.
The bug affects all Kaby Lake and Skylake chips with Hyperthreading. (Source: Intel)

Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures

A serious bug in the microcode for Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs has been found. The bug can cause misbehavior of software and loss of data. It affects all 6th and 7th-gen CPUs with Hyperthreading enabled.
 Acer TravelMate P648 G2 M 7619

90% Acer TravelMate P648-G2 (i7, 256 GB) Laptop Review

The predecessor of Acer's TravelMate P648-G2 managed a very good fourth place among devices by Dell, Lenovo, and HP. The present test proves that Acer remains close to its competitors thanks to regular component updates and that it continues to establish itself as a manufacturer of high-performance business laptops.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

Light business companion! We recently tested the ThinkPad X1 Carbon extensively. We now tested a slightly thinned-down version based on an Intel Core i5 for you, and we can show you whether this represents an advantage compared to the otherwise identical model based on the Intel Core i7.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

85% Eurocom Sky MX5 R3 (i7-7820HK, FHD, Clevo P650HS-G) Laptop Review

Balanced gaming. The MX5 R3 is one of the very few gaming notebooks with both FHD/UHD display options and a SIM slot for WWAN connectivity.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
At approximately the size of your hand, the ThinkStation P320 Tiny is aptly named. (Source: Lenovo)

Size does matter with the ThinkStation P320 Tiny

Lenovo has unveiled what it claims to be the "world's smallest workstation" with the announcement of its ThinkStation P320 Tiny. The company promises "knockout performance" from a device that can fit onto even the most cluttered of desks.
MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
Intel Core i7-7920HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
Teaser image of the Retro/Anniversary ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad: Anniversary Edition planned for October release (Update: Teaser Image)

The ThinkPad-brand is celebrating its 25. birthday. Lenovo, the manufacturer who took over the ThinkPad-business in 2005 from IBM, is going to celebrate this anniversary with a limited special edition ThinkPad.

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