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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 cocked at 2.6 GHz by default, h...
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...
Fujitsu LifeBook U758 (i7-8650U, UHD) Laptop Review

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U758 (i7-8650U, UHD) Laptop Review

A lot of features! The business segment is a busy market and Fujitsu is trying to join it with its LifeBook U758. Its specifications are very promising. Find out if the well-equipped notebook can keep up with its competition in our review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
The Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G offers no substantial benefits over the Core i5-8305G (Image source: Dell)

The Kaby Lake-G Core i7-8705G offers no substantial benefits over the Core i5-8305G

Based solely on our two XPS 15 9575 samples, the presence of Hyper-Threading for the Core i5 series has allowed the 65 W i5-8305G to perform much more closely to the 65 W i7-8705G than one would expect. This is in stark contrast t...
Dell XPS 15 9575 (i7-8705G, Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 15 9575 (i7-8705G, Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

Higher price, same CPU performance. The Core i5 XPS 15 9575 impressed us in terms of raw performance and graphical prowess for such a thin convertible. The Core i7 SKU performs just as well, albeit at very marginal benefits. For better or worse, the differences between the i5 and i7 SKUs are smaller than we had anticipated.
Intel Core i7-8705G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

77% Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 (i3-8130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Core i3 – now with Turbo. The Aspire 3 A315-51 scores well for its powerful processor, fast SSD, and reasonable price. There is no Windows OS installed though, and the display and battery life are unimpressive.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook E558 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Fujitsu LifeBook E558 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Unsophisticated. Fujitsu’s business notebook scores some major points with an LTE modem, great maintenance options and good battery life. However, the model from the LifeBook E series forgoes an optical disk drive and a serial port.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, RX 550) Laptop Review

83% ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, RX 550) Laptop Review

Too hot stuff. The first 2018 ThinkPad is a real price-performance winner - a potential bestseller for Lenovo. Find out in our comprehensive review why the notebook is not recommendable in this configuration. Update BIOS 1.14: Massively reduced GPU performance
Intel Core i5-8250U | AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.8 kg
A special price of US$899.10 for the 8 GB model is available to eligible shoppers. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft offers new Surface Pro configuration

Microsoft has recently updated its store with a new configuration of the Surface Pro. It is now possible to buy an Intel Core i5-powered Surface Pro with 128 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM for US$999. Previously, Microsoft offered the 4 GB R...
Fujitsu LifeBook U748 (i5-8250U, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U748 (i5-8250U, FHD, Touch) Laptop Review

Easily a performance upgrade! The Fujitsu LifeBook U748 succeeds the LifeBook U747, with a welcome performance boost thanks to its Intel Kaby Lake Refresh processor. Read on to see how the LifeBook U748 improves upon its predecessor and how it compares against other business notebooks.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude 5290 (i5-8250U, HD) Laptop Review

84% Dell Latitude 5290 (i5-8250U, HD) Laptop Review

Display failure. Dell's Latitude series is mainly targeted towards business customers who have different demands than private consumers. However, does this mean that companies should offer a laptop with a bad display to their employees? This is exactly what they would do, if they purchased the Dell Latitude 5290 that we have tested extensively.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
The premium Google Pixelbook Chromebook received a rating of "good" in our November 2017 review. (Source: Own)

Dell and HP may be working on premium Chromebooks

There has been a report suggesting that Dell and HP could be working on new high-end Chromebooks. Currently, there are scant options when it comes to choosing a premium Chromebook for use in the enterprise sector; the Google Pixel...
The two Kaby Lake-X CPUs are not supported by Intel's X399 platform. (Source: Intel)

Intel discontinues its Kaby Lake-X series after 10 months from launch

The only two quad-core Kaby Lake-X CPUs launched back in summer 2017were supposed to provide an entry point for the Intel's HEDT chips, but sold very poorly, because the Coffee Lake hexa-cores launched just a few months later. OEM...
Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (i7-8809G, Radeon RX Vega M GH) Mini PC Review

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK (i7-8809G, Radeon RX Vega M GH) Mini PC Review

Fast as Hell. Hades himself would own one of these if he wanted a mini PC for gaming. The unlocked NUC rivals a GTX 1060 laptop in raw graphics horsepower while having the CPU performance of a stock Core i7-7700K - all in an integrated chipset under a vapor chamber cooler.
Intel Core i7-8809G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH | | 1.3 kg
Switching from 14nm to 10nm will increase the transistor density by 2.7x. (Source: Intel)

Intel delays the 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs until 2019

Initially planned for launch in 2016, Intel has delayed the launch of the 10nm based next-generation 'Cannon Lake' CPUs to 2019, which the company announced in their first-quarter earnings report of 2018. It is not the first time ...
HP EliteBook 850 G5 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 850 G5 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

Business for the Elite. For 2018, the largest PC manufacturer of the world, HP, has given its EliteBook series a big update. The better displays and metal case are supposed to help EliteBooks reach an even wider audience of business users. Find out whether HP has done a good job in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Asus Chromebox 3 desktop PC with Intel Kaby Lake processor

Asus Chromebox 3 now available for pre-order

Unveiled back at CES 2018, the Intel Kaby Lake-powered Asus Chromebox 3 is now available for pre-order via TigerDirect and NextWarehouse. Although it is also listed as out of stock and there is no release date public yet, those in...
Alienware has no plans to incorporate Kaby Lake-G as part of its lineup (Image source: Dell)

Alienware has no current plans for Kaby Lake-G

According to Dell, Kaby Lake-G caters better to casual mainstream gamers while the Alienware brand will stick to hardcore gamers and enthusiasts with the familiar Intel H-series and Nvidia GTX GPUs. The Intel-AMD processors will i...
Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame (Image source: Wikichip.com)

Where are all the Kaby Lake-G laptops? Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program may be to blame

It's been almost five months since the official reveal of Kaby Lake-G and there is only one manufacturer other than Intel currently shipping a Kaby Lake-G product. We put the pieces together to find out why there are so few of the...
Screenshot of the product page on Lenovo's european site.

New IdeaPad 530s surfaces on Lenovo's European website

A new listing for the IdeaPad 530s has just appeared on Lenovo's European site. The mid-range device can be configured with up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of NVMe storage. The 530s can also pack up to an ...
Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

81% Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Wasted potential. The Acer Spin 3 SP314-51 comes with a powerful quad-core processor, dual-channel-enabled RAM and an SSD. The battery life is also good. However, the fan is uncomfortably loud under load.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Source: Dell)

Deal | Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop currently US$250 off

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is up for grabs for a discount of US$250. For US$850, you get a very capable gaming machine. The 7th Gen Intel Processor might be a bit older, but if you are okay with it, you can get yourself an e...
Dell XPS 15 9575

87% Dell XPS 15 9575 (i5-8305G, Vega M GL, FHD) Convertible Review

Instant XPS classic. Dell is betting big on the unproven Kaby Lake-G platform and its MagLev keyboard to carry the new XPS 15 2-in-1 forward. The end result feels like the XPS we know and love while being thinner, quieter, cooler, and nearly as powerful as the standard XPS 15 that it derives from.
Intel Core i5-8305G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Best of both worlds. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 for business professionals. While the top of the line configuration is an excellent machine, this mid-tier model may be the best solution for most users in need of a well-styled hybrid business device.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Intel will eventually bake security fixes into its next-generation of silicon. (Source: Intel)

Intel plans to offload CPU malware scanning to iGPUs in new Spectre / Meltdown fix

Intel has responded to concerns that its software-based fixes for Spectre and Meltdown are hampering CPU performance. A future patch coming through Microsoft's servers will offload memory scanning to the iGPU
Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' Core i7-7740X. (Source: WikiChip)

Rumor | Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' HEDT chips to be EOL'd in late 2018 in favor of 'Skylake-X' Refresh and 'Cascade Lake'

Intel might be looking to retire its 'Kaby Lake-X' series of chips in late 2018 and focus instead on a 'Skylake-X' Refresh ranging from 6 to 18 cores. Also in tow is a new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) for the Integrate...
EliteBook 840r G4: HP releases a Quad-Core refresh of the older EliteBook-design

EliteBook 840r G4: HP releases a Quad-Core refresh of the older EliteBook-design

With the 2018 EliteBooks, HP has put a focus on premium-features such as a Unibody-design and higher-quality displays – which of course also raises the costs. To bridge the gap compared with its older EliteBooks, HP has released a...
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The KB-G1 Game is Beelink's Kaby Lake G answer to Intel's Hades Canyon NUC

Move over, Hades Canyon. There's a new Kaby Lake G mini PC in town. The Beelink KB-G1 Game is an ultra-SFF desktop sporting Intel's new Core i7-8809G CPU with RX Vega M graphics. Although the KB-G1 Game is slightly thicker then th...
The x407/X507 are among the slimmest ultrabooks out there, with a profile measuring only 0.86 inches. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches X407/X507 ultrabooks with Nvidia MX110 GPUs

The refreshed X407/X507 ultrabooks are some of the slimmest models out there, featuring CPUs up to gen 7 Core i7-7500U coupled with up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia's GeForce MX110 GPUs, storage combos made of a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB H...
Dell Latitude 7390 (i5-8350U, SSD 256 GB) Laptop Review

89% Dell Latitude 7390 (i5-8350U, SSD 256 GB) Laptop Review

Smart business. Dell is updating its business subnotebooks of the 7000 series with the current Kaby Lake Refresh CPUs and has equipped the 7390 with a smart card slot as well as other security features. Our extensive test evaluates whether in addition to having a very long battery life, the display, connections, and input devices can also stand up to the demands of a professional.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
HP mt21 (Celeron 3865U, SSD, HD) Mobile Thin Client Review

81% HP mt21 (Celeron 3865U, SSD, HD) Mobile Thin Client Review

Consistent: The HP mt21 scores well for its little fan noise, efficient heat management and good battery life. Its 14-inch display will win no prizes though.
Intel Celeron 3865U | Intel HD Graphics 610 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

90% Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review

Same body, new engine. The 14-inch Dell Latitude 7490 retains the same design as last year's Latitude 7480 but sports a new quad-core U-series CPU. The Core i7-8650U is a significant upgrade over the dual-core chip in the previous iteration. Does the increase in power warrant an upgrade?
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 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: Undervolting Core i7, measurements FHD panel
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
More performance and quieter fans with Intel XTU – Undervolting the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 & ThinkPad T480s

More performance and quieter fans with Intel XTU – Undervolting the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 & ThinkPad T480s

Reduced voltage. Intel's new ULV quad-core processors are very fast, but they also get very warm and consume more power, especially compared to the previous dual-core models. We took two current laptops from Lenovo and tried to reduce the core voltage of the processors via the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (undervolting).
AMD Radeon RX Vega M is missing key features from a "standard" Radeon RX Vega GPU (Image Source: wikichip)

AMD Radeon RX Vega M is a Vega GPU without some common Vega features

The GPU maker is locking certain functions on the Vega M platform that are otherwise commonly found on all other Vega GPUs including DirectX 12.1 support. In fact, the feature set of Vega M has more in common with the previous-gen...
Performance Comparison of ThinkPad Notebooks

A performance comparison of all new ThinkPad notebooks

How much performance will you really get? The current 2018 ThinkPads from Lenovo are all equipped with new quad-core ULV processors from Intel, but the actual improvement in performance varies depending on the model. We have compared the new ThinkPads' performance in various scenarios. Update: Undervolting X1 Carbon i7 & T480s i5
HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i5-8250U, SSD, Full HD) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 840 G5 (i5-8250U, SSD, Full HD) Laptop Review

A lot of changes! After HP only gave its business notebook a quick brush-up last year, a lot of changes have been made to the new EliteBook 840. There is the Kaby Lake Refresh processor and a new case redesign. This does not necessarily mean that new is always better. Find out what changes have been made and how the new business companion fares in our set of tests below.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Affordable ThinkPad Yoga Convertibles are on everyone's lips these days, a category which Lenovo helped to pioneer. The ThinkPad L380 Yoga is an affordable convertible that expands Lenovo’s business range. Find out in this detailed review whether this economy ThinkPad Yoga does enough to convince us.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
The Chuwi HiGame mini PC is a tad shorter than Intel's Hades Canyon NUC, but it also is slightly thicker. (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi announces crowdfunded HiGame mini PC with Kaby Lake-G CPU

Chuwi's answer to Intel's Hades Canyon comes in the form of the HiGame mini PC, which packs Intel's Core i5-8305G CPU + AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL iGPU with 8 GB DDR4 system memory and 128 GB NVMe SSD storage inside a 6 x 6 inch case...
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 4K, SSD, HDD) Convertible Review

82% Asus ZenBook Flip 15 (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 4K, SSD, HDD) Convertible Review

Well-conceived convertible! The ZenBook Flip combines a multitude of devices into one. The suitability for gaming is no more a problem for the slim convertible than CPU-heavy applications are. This detailed review will show whether there is a catch somewhere.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Intel 8th generation hexacore 'Coffee Lake-H' chip. (Source: Intel)

Intel announces new 45W 8th Gen hexacore 'Coffee Lake-H' CPUs led by the Core i9-8950HK

Intel has taken the wraps off the new 45W hexa-core CPUs belonging to the 8th generation 'Coffee Lake-H' family. The SKUs start from the quad-core Core i5-8300H and go all the way up to the hexa-core Core i9-8950HK. As one of the ...
Samsung Notebook 5 with 8th and 7th generation Intel Core processors (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung announces the Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 with 7th and 8th gen Intel Kaby Lake options

The new Samsung Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 come with 7th and 8th generation Intel Core i7 (quad-core models only) processor options, a dual storage system, as well as up to NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics options. Both notebooks are ...

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