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HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G4 (FHD, 7820HQ) Laptop Review

87% HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G4 (FHD, 7820HQ) Laptop Review

Beauty and a beast. The EliteBook 1040 G4 now offers Intel's Core i7-7820HQ. The quad-core processor is quite a step up from most ultrabook CPUs, but how does it compare to more powerful devices and Intel's own 8th-gen Kaby Lake R silicon?
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | Intel HD Graphics 630 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Could we see an Intel dGPU take AMD's place in upcoming MCMs? (Source: Intel)

Updated | 'Arctic Sound' and 'Jupiter Sound' Intel dGPUs could be in the works

Intel could be looking to develop its own discrete GPUs and package them into an MCM similar to the Intel-AMD MCM we've seen at CES. We could see this implementation starting from the upcoming 10th generation Core family.
The new AMT hack can bypass all known security measures. (Source: Anandtech)

Gone in 30 seconds: New Intel AMT exploit is scarier than you can ever fathom

F-Secure's security researchers discovered another flaw in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) that a hacker can potentially misuse to gain remote access to a system.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

83% Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

A niche of its own. Panasonic is the manufacturer of the robust Toughbooks made for the military and use on building sites. The CF-XZ6 is supposed to attract regular business customers who would usually choose a Surface, Latitude, ThinkPad or EliteBook. Find out why the Toughbook has not quite managed to get out of its niche in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

88% Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

Portable all-rounder. Ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 are selling like hotcakes and every OEM wants a piece of the pie. Asus' candidate of choice is the ZenBook UX331UN, a high-quality subnotebook with a dedicated GPU. Read our extensive review to find out why it deserves a recommendation.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 1080p) Laptop Review

82% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 1080p) Laptop Review

With the handbrake on! After testing the Inspiron 15 with Nvidia's Max-Q technology, we have now also taken a look at the entry-level model of the series. But the storage device leaves a bit of a bad taste in our mouth.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
HP ProBook 470 G5 (i5-8250U, 930MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP ProBook 470 G5 (i5-8250U, 930MX, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting laborer. HP's ProBook 470 G5 is equipped with a powerful quad-core CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a bright IPS display with great viewing angles. It also features a great backlit keyboard and incredible battery life but lacks an optical drive.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce 930MX | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
Dell Latitude 7490 coming with Active Sterring WiFi and "Super Low Power Display"

CES 2018 | Dell Latitude 7490 coming with Active Steering WiFi and "Super Low Power Display"

The 12.5-inch Latitude 7290, 13.3-inch Latitude 7390, and 14-inch Latitude 7490 range will all get Kaby Lake-R and a few other internal changes.
The Chromebox 3 will run the latest Chrome OS version and should cost around US$200. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Asus showcases three new mini PC models

The Chromebox 3 mini PC sports a diminutive case, but supports gen 8 Intel Celeron Silver quad-core CPUs. The more advance PN40 and PB40 can accommodate CPUs up to Pentium Silver and feature cases that allow for easy upgrades.
The Acer Nitro 5 with AMD Ryzen on display at CES.

First benchmarks of the Acer Nitro 5 (2018): AMD Ryzen 7 2700U takes the Intel Core i7-7700HQ head on

Preliminary benchmarks of the AMD 'Raven Ridge' powered Acer Nitro 5 currently being showcased at CES 2018 show that the Ryzen 7 2700U can perform equivalently, if not better, than Intel's 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' Core i7-7700HQ. This is great news for multimedia enthusiasts as the Ryzen APUs offer a higher performance per dollar compared to the Intel equivalents.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6"
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon finally coming with Kaby Lake-R options (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon coming with HDR and Kaby Lake-R options

The 2018 X1 Carbon is shipping this month with 8th gen Intel Core ix options starting for $1700 USD.
HP launches Intel Core Y Envy x2 variant to appease x86 fans

CES 2018 | HP launches Intel Core Y Envy x2 variant to appease x86 fans

Not a fan of the recently revealed Qualcomm-powered Envy x2? HP has got you covered with a more "proper" Intel version albeit with some caveats and differences.
Kaby Lake-G will make its debut on HP's next 15-inch convertible

CES 2018 | The HP Spectre x360 15 2018 is here with both Kaby Lake-R and Kaby Lake-G SKUs

HP's third generation convertible is 1.5 mm thicker in order to make room for the quad-core 65 W Kaby Lake-G CPU. Expect SKUs to begin shipping on March 18 for a starting price of $1370 USD.
The Intel-AMD MCM is now official. (Source: Intel)

CES 2018 | Intel finally lifts the curtains off its 8th gen Core CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics

After a droolworthy announcement last year, Intel has finally taken wraps off its much hyped Intel-AMD MCM. The MCM is available in 65W and 100W total package power and will soon start showing up in notebooks and NUCs this year.
Lenovo Yoga 720 12 (i5-7200U, 128 GB) Convertible Review

85% Lenovo Yoga 720 12 (i5-7200U, 128 GB) Convertible Review

Versatile with limited stamina. Lenovo's new compact device gets a nice aluminum case and versatile 360-degree hinges, but also works well as a conventional office subnotebook. Important advantages such as the screen and the input devices are countered by a small number of drawbacks, and most interested buyers should be fine with them – except one.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
ASRock X399M Taichi for AMD Threadripper CPUs. (Source: ASRock)

CES 2018 | ASRock shows off new HEDT motherboards in micro-ATX form factors

ASRock is debuting micro-ATX motherboards for HEDT CPUs like AMD Threadripper and Intel Skylake-X based on the X399 and X299 chipsets respectively. Alongside the new boards, the company is also announcing an upgrade to the DeskMini GTX small form factor PC.
HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 coming with MIL-STD-certified designs and USB Type-C charging (Source: HP)

HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 coming with MIL-STD-certified designs and USB Type-C charging

The rugged redesign should help these education-centric Chromebooks survive the chaos and destruction that is the K-12 grade school classroom.
Is this the new X1 Carbon 2018?

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6: Windows-boss Myerson might have leaked a picture of the new ThinkPad flagship

That might have been a bit too hastily: Terry Myerson, the head of the Windows-division of Microsoft, has twittered about the new PCs announced yesterday by Dell and HP – and he might have revealed a new flagship ThinkPad by doing so.
Image: Computerworld.com

Apple devices are already protected against Meltdown without any hit to performance

With the massive vulnerabilities recently discovered in Intel CPUs, the main question on everyone's minds are when affected devices will be updated to guard against possible exploits. Apple is ahead of the game; apparently, the latest versions of their various operating systems protect against Meltdown, and a fix for Spectre is coming to Safari in the next f...
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Schenker Slim 14 (Clevo N240WU, i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

81% Schenker Slim 14 (Clevo N240WU, i5-8250U, UHD 620) Laptop Review

Variable mobility. Schenker promises to deliver a thin and light notebook with the highest possible mobility to the buyers of the Slim 14. In particular business users, but also students are targeted by this concept. We tested whether the Schenker Slim 14 also keeps in practice what it promises on paper.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
It is rumored that an embargo on the details of the flaw are due to be lifted later this month, after patches have been issued. (Source: Intel)

UPDATE | Intel hardware flaw will cause a drop in performance for kernel heavy processes once fixed

Updated with response from Intel. A security flaw has been found in the way that Intel processors from the last ten years handle kernel memory. The solution being implemented in the Windows and Linux kernels can vary from virtually no impact up to 20% or 30% for processes that involve a high number of kernel calls, such as writing to databases.
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ThinkPad L380 & L380 Yoga, ThinkPad L480 & ThinkPad L580: Affordable business class is updated with two 13-inch models

CES 2018 | ThinkPad L380 & L380 Yoga, ThinkPad L480 & ThinkPad L580: Affordable business class is updated with two 13-inch models

Beneath the more expensive ThinkPad T series, Lenovo places the L series as the "Value Choice" for companies. The new generation of the L series announced at CES is much thinner and lighter. Additionally, Lenovo adds two 13-inch models to the series.
ThinkPad T480s, ThinkPad T480 & ThinkPad T580: Quad Core CPUs and the GeForce MX150 are coming to the traditional T series

CES 2018 | ThinkPad T480s, ThinkPad T480 & ThinkPad T580: Quad Core CPUs and the GeForce MX150 are coming to the traditional T series

As it happens almost every year, Lenovo announced the new versions of the ThinkPad T series. T480 and T580 are simple updates of their predecessors, but the ThinkPad T480s is a complete redesign compared with the T470s.
ThinkPad X280 & ThinkPad X380 Yoga: A long overdue redesign and a change of name

CES 2018 | ThinkPad X280 & ThinkPad X380 Yoga: A long overdue redesign and a change of name

The development of the ThinkPad X series in the last years wasn´t very revolutionary, but the new ThinkPad X280 announced today represents a big jump forward. Additionally, the ThinkPad Yoga series is being integrated into the X series.
The Dell XPS 13 9370 is the full refresh we've been waiting for

CES 2018 | The Dell XPS 13 9370 is the full refresh we've been waiting for

More than just a thinner facade, the next generation XPS 13 offers a host of new hardware features from top to bottom for a starting price of under $1000 USD.
HP Pavilion 15t (i5-8250U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

81% HP Pavilion 15t (i5-8250U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

Disappointing display. The Pavilion 15 offers a ULV quad-core processor, a dedicated GeForce graphics core, and a solid-state disk. The greatest weakness of this device is the disappointing display.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
3DMark entries for new laptops with the Intel-AMD MCM. (Source: TUM_APISAK/Imgur)

HP Spectre x360 spotted with new Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G, Asus and Dell could join in as well

A new HP Spectre x360 model has surfaced on 3DMark that features the Intel-AMD MCM. Specifically, the notebook seems to use a Core i7-8705G with Vega M GL graphics.
The Intel-AMD multi-chip module. (Source: Intel)

The Intel-AMD Core i7-8809G will be overclockable with a 100W target TDP

Intel's India website leaked some information about the 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G MCM. The listing sheds some light on the specifications of the new package and gives us hints on what to expect from Intel's official announcement at CES 2018.
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Chic. With the Yoga 720-13IKB, Lenovo delivers a chic 13.3-inch convertible that shines with a great keyboard, a fast NVMe SSD and good battery life. The touchscreen can be used both with the fingers and the included stylus. The quad-core processor can utilize its Turbo boost only for a very short while.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Top 10 bezel-less laptops for Late 2017

Top 10 bezel-less laptops for Late 2017

More content, less bezel. 2017 has been the year of not just hardware advancements, but aesthetics as well. Laptops that could offer more immersive experiences due to narrow bezels were suddenly being preferred over conventional designs. In this article, we will take a look at some of the laptops that have managed to lure buyers by virtue of their nearly bezel-less displays.
PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Defiance IV (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

Off beat. The Defiance IV is a stylish 17-inch gaming notebook that is equipped with a Core i7-7700HQ, a GeForce 1060 and a 120-Hz display. Find out whether the CPU's clock rate problems under higher loads impact the gaming experience in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

Quiet and powerful. The ThinkPad P71 is Lenovo's biggest and most powerful mobile workstation. It is a powerful machine, but still pleasantly quiet in many situations. You also get a very good 4K UHD panel.
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 (i7-7600U, FHD Sure View) Convertible Review

89% HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 (i7-7600U, FHD Sure View) Convertible Review

Spectre Elite. The EliteBook 1020 G2 is a great example of the merging between sleek consumer designs and feature-heavy business configurations. It's inarguably faster and thinner than the 1020 G1, but not without some cutbacks that longtime EliteBook owners may lament.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (i5-7200U, QHD) Convertible Review

80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 (i5-7200U, QHD) Convertible Review

Robust. Panasonic's Toughbook is well-protected against dust, liquids, and falls. In addition to a robust case, the 12-inch detachable offers powerful hardware and many connections. The battery life is good.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 2.8 kg
PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% PC Specialist Proteus V (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060, Full HD) Laptop Review

New entry. PC Specialist, a hardware reseller based in the UK, has recently started selling its gaming notebooks in Germany via pczentrum.de. We have got our hands on the Proteus V, a 15-inch gaming notebook for roughly 1400 Euros (~$1660), and are putting it through its paces.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Logos via Acer and AMD

Ryzen mobile CPUs coming soon to Acer Swift laptops (benchmarks vs. Intel CPUs included)

A few new listings on Acer's website detail two new models of the Swift 3, both equipped with Ryzen mobile CPUs. One laptop sports the Ryzen 5 2500U and the other, the Ryzen 7 2700U. These are among the first notebooks to use AMD's new CPUs.
Intel Core i7-8700HQ vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ. (Source: CPU Monkey)

Details of the 8th generation hexa-core Intel Core i7-8700HQ emerge

Details of the much awaited 8th generation Intel HQ-series CPUs have surfaced online and from the looks of it, seems to corroborate our expectations of a 'Coffee Lake' 6-core 45W chip. The rest of the specifications are more or less similar to that of the extant 'Kaby Lake' quad-core 45W HQ offerings.
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Acer Extensa 2540 (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Acer Extensa 2540 (i5-7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

Durable. Acer’s 15.6-incher scores some major points with its hardware combination of a Kaby Lake CPU, an SSD and 8 GB of RAM (running in dual-channel mode). The great battery life adds more value to the package. The screen proves to be disappointing, though.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Dell Vostro 15 3568 (7200U, 256GB) Laptop Review

81% Dell Vostro 15 3568 (7200U, 256GB) Laptop Review

Blue, blue, blue are all my colors. It is not just because of its extreme blue tint that the display is not one of the highlights of the affordable 15-inch office notebook from Dell. Otherwise, the laptop is quite suited for its envisioned use in a small business with its workable input devices, TPM chip, Windows 10 Pro, and an optional SSD.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-13IKBR (i5-8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Deceptive Packaging. A notebook with the dimensions of an XPS 13, the latest quad-core CPUs from Intel and the MX150 - you might think this is a recipe for sure success. The IdeaPad 320s-13IKBR, which we present in this extensive test report, shows this is not necessarily true.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Official Dell website hinting at unannounced Latitude 7290, 7390, and 7490 notebooks

Official Dell website hinting at unannounced Latitude 7290, 7390, and 7490 notebooks

IT certification site DMTF and Dell itself may have both independently confirmed the existence of the unannounced Latitude 7490. Could a soft refresh be on the way for CES 2018?
Schenker Media 15 (i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

80% Schenker Media 15 (i7-7700HQ, MX150) Laptop Review

Good with edges. The Schenker Media 15 is exactly what it claims to be: A multimedia notebook with enough performance for many entertainment applications. The buyers will have to make certain concessions, and, because the competition is on the same level at the very least, the question here is: Why should we pick the Media 15 over other devices?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo: ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

Lenovo: The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

The ThinkPad T-Series is apparently getting an update soon as the CES 2018 draws near – but one model of the 2017-lineup seems to be getting the axe. The T480p as the successor of the T470p could be made obsolete by the new 15 W Quad-Core CPUs.
The new HP EliteBook 1020 G2 and 1040 G4 are the brightest business laptops available (Source: HP)

The new HP EliteBook 1020 G2 and 1040 G4 are the brightest business laptops available

The 700 nit panels of the 12.5-inch EliteBook 1020 G2 and 14-inch 1040 G4 are brighter than even the MacBook Pro 13 and over twice the brightness of the XPS 13.
Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

86% Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be showcased with opened lid underneath the Christmas tree.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Intel 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver and Celeron are now official. (Source: Intel)

Intel 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs now official, come with support for Gigabit WiFi

Intel has officially announced the launch of 'Gemini Lake' CPUs in Pentium Silver and Celeron variants. 'Gemini Lake' succeeds 'Apollo Lake' and comes with support for Gigabit WiFi, Adaptive Contrast Enhancement, and improved graphics capabilities.
Zotac shows off its MEK1 mini PC at a Hong Kong event (Source: Zotac)

Zotac launches gaming MEK1 mini PC with GTX 1070 Ti graphics

Measuring just 414 x 118 x 394 mm in volume, the system manages to integrate a 450 W PSU and GTX 1070 Ti GPU to be a powerhouse of a HTPC.
Dell Latitude 13 7380 (i7-7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Dell Latitude 13 7380 (i7-7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

The sweet spot? Dell’s revision of their 13.3-inch Latitude 7000 series introduces active cooling and brings the machine up to speed with its 12.5 and 14-inch counterparts. With a Core i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a Samsung NVMe SSD, is this the business-grade XPS 13 we’ve been waiting for?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

The Surface Pro alternative. Faster than the fastest Surface Pro and cheaper as well, the Lenovo tablet returns with Kaby Lake-R to boost the Miix family back on top.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.2" | 1.2 kg
The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017

Wisdom of the crowd? The Amazon Bestseller list is usually a good indication of which laptops capture buyers' attention and what users generally look forward to when buying a notebook. In this article, we take a look at some of the notebooks that have made it to the Amazon bestsellers list in the Laptop Computers category.

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