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Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

On first glance, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable looks a lot like the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3. Despite the similarity, the X12 is no direct successor, as it is not an X1 ThinkPad anymore. This is not necessarily a bad thing: Since it...
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
Review of the Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

The Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 stays quiet and cool

The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. What is so special about it is that it never becomes...
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:50:00 +0200
Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on review (Source: Own)

Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on: Everything you'd expect for roughly US$100

The Genesis Thor 400 RGB is a full-size programmable mechanical keyboard that comes with a detachable palm rest. It uses Kailh Red switches and its set of features includes both preset and customizable RGB lighting settings, n-key rollover, configurable macro keys, and more. The backlight/volume knob's placement seems like the only drawback.
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

X1 Tablet, but better. After years of ThinkPad tablet abstinence, Lenovo returns to the 2-in-1 market with the new Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1. The Lenovo X12 Tablet manages to impress us in our test - it turns out to be a worthy competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 12.30" | 1.1 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706 will be available with Tiger Lake H45 processors soon. (Image source: Amazon Italy)

The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706 leaks with an Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake H45 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU for €1,799

ASUS is preparing to release another Tiger Lake H45 and RTX 30 series backed laptop, this time a refreshed TUF GAMING F17. The new model retains last year's design, though.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:26:00 +0200
The GKmini features the underpowered Intel Celeron J4125. (Image source: Beelink)

GKmini: Beelink announces a new mini-PC with a disappointing SoC

The GKmini is another mini-PC from Beelink, and one that is smaller than many of its other machines. The inclusion of a Celeron J4125 is underwhelming though, as is the reliance on SATA drives.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:57:00 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:28:24 +0200
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

86% Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

Never gets too loud or too hot. The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. It gets neither too loud nor too hot.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:13:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Book will launch alongside the Go and two Pro models. (Image source: Evan Blass)

Samsung Galaxy Book leaks with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, a number pad and a Tiger Lake Core i7 processor; Thunderbolt 4 support may be missing

Evan Blass has revealed Galaxy Book marketing renders, Samsung's cut-price version of the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360. The cheaper model will start at under US$1,000 and will come with a Core i7 processor from Inte...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:28:00 +0200
Virtual Windows 10 now runs faster on M1-based MacBooks than on Intel-based ones. (Image Source: Parallels)

Apple M1 MacBooks can now run virtualized Windows 10 faster and more efficiently compared to Intel-based models

The latest version of the Parallels Desktop VM manager is optimized for the new M1-powered MacBooks and allows users to run virtualized Windows 10 at native speeds. Compared to previous Intel-based MacBooks, the new M1-based model...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:51:00 +0200
Testing the HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 Mobile Workstation (image by HP)

90% HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 review: A lot of power and a great 4K display in a more compact package

29% smaller. In its HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 mobile workstation, HP crammed more performance into a more compact case. The 119W5EA configuration delivers a lot of power in the test, and also convinces with a great 4K DreamColor display and numerous connections.
Intel Core i9-10885H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q | 17.30" | 2.9 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:13:00 +0200
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 will be a powerhouse of a gaming laptop. (Image source: Amazon China)

Amazon China reveals the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 with a Core i9-11900H processor, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 16:10 display, all in a 1.8 kg chassis

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 will certainly pack a punch, what with its choice of Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. Amazon China has now shown what the upcoming 16:10 laptop looks like from multiple angles and has con...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:36:00 +0200
You do need to buy the 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 to get the AMD Ryzen 7 4980U. (Image source: Microsoft)

The Surface Laptop 4 for Business could be the version to get if you want a 13.5-inch model with an AMD Ryzen 7 4980U APU

Microsoft has restricted the smaller Surface Laptop 4 to the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, but not if you buy the 'for Business' edition. Better still, the Surface Laptop 4 for Business version is also the cheapest way to get Microsoft's lap...
Column by Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 22:20:00 +0200
Evan Blass has already shown the new Samsung Galaxy Book Pro series a few weeks ago. (Image source: Evan Blass)

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 Convertible revealed in first hands-on photos

Samsung may have teased the announcement of a new Galaxy Book laptop, but Safety Korea has already revealed what the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 Convertible will look like. Both have 15-inch displays, number pads and a...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:34:00 +0200
Microsoft gives consumers more choice with the Surface Laptop 4 than the Surface Laptop 3, but that is not saying much. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen and Intel Tiger Lake processors, but there are compromises

Microsoft has upgraded the Surface Laptop to Intel Tiger Lake and newer AMD Ryzen processors. The Surface Laptop 4 retains its predecessor's design, which is to say that it is available with 13.5-inch and 15-inch displays that hav...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:35:00 +0200
The Dell XPS 13 9310 is now available with an OLED screen, albeit for a US$300 surcharge from the regular FHD display. (Image source: Dell)

Dell launches the new XPS 13 with a 3.5K OLED touchscreen and Tiger Lake processors

The XPS 13 has received an OLED upgrade, having previously been available with only IPS panels. Everything about the XPS 13 9310 remains identical though, including its choice of Intel Tiger Lake processors, LPDDR4x RAM and M.2 PC...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:02:00 +0200
Persona 5 Royal is supposedly making its way to the Xbox Game Pass service too. (Image source: AltChar/Atlus - edited)

PlayStation exclusive Persona 5 Royal winging its way to Xbox, PC, and Xbox Game Pass soon according to tipster

The highly regarded RPG Persona 5 Royal is allegedly coming to Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, and PC soon. The game, which was released in 2019 as an enhanced version of 2016’s Persona 5, is currently a PlayStation exclusive. The purported...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:48:00 +0200
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader

The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader

Laptop manufacturers have often been accused by some of being "obsessed with slimness". A casualty of the trend towards increasingly thinner laptops are full-size SD card slots. This makes the few models that still have SD card sl...
Benjamin Herzig, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:13:00 +0200
A first look at the Yoga Tab 13? (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo teases a Chinese launch for what might become the Yoga Tab 13 globally

A Weibo account associated with Lenovo has released teasers for a new tablet called the Yoga Pad Pro - which might prove to be the Chinese variant of a slate to be called the Yoga Tab 13 in international markets. It is to be accom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:53:00 +0200
There will be no 32 GB of RAM or 1 TB configurations for AMD versions of the Surface Laptop 4. (Image source: WinFuture)

Surface Laptop 4 to launch on April 27; leaked configurations affirm that Microsoft continues to make compromises to drive sales volumes of more expensive configurations

Microsoft will announce the Surface Laptop 4 series on April 27, according to a new report. The Surface Laptop series will gain Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen Renoir 'Surface Edition' processors starting at €1,149 for the Ryzen 5 ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:12:00 +0200
The THX Onyx is an on-the-go audiophile's dream. (Image: THX)

The THX Onyx USB-C dongle is a MQA with hi-res audio DAC, works with iPhones, Androids, PCs and Macs

THX has unveiled the Onyx, a portable hi-res audio DAC that is compatible with both Android and iPhones as well as PCs and Macs. The new device features a high-quality ESS DAC, a THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) and includ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:53:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

84% Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

Silver laptop for SMEs. Black laptops are out - at least in some segments. Lenovo tries to attract such customers in the business sector as well and offers an alternative to ThinkPads with the ThinkBook series. Apart from the design, the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 doesn't differ that much from the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:13:00 +0200
Offers a lot of performance but only short battery life: The Alienware m15 R4

Alienware m15 R4: Out with the old, in with the new

The exterior of the Alienware m15 R4 remains unchanged compared to the predecessors, but it reveals new strengths on the inside. While performance is beyond reproach, old weaknesses are also present.
Mike Wobker, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:08:00 +0200
Even more powerful with the Nvidia Quadro T500 and Tiger Lake: The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8: How much better can an entry-level workstation get?

Laptop manufacturers also serve users with special demands through regular model updates. The ZBook Firefly 14 G8 shows that criticism is taken into account in this process as well.
Mike Wobker, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:29:00 +0200
The Surface Laptop 4 is inching closer to release, it seems. (Image source: WalkingCat)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 hits official support pages in Intel and AMD variants ahead of possible April release

Microsoft has not revealed the Surface Laptop 4 yet, but it has added AMD and Intel models to its Download Center. The Surface Laptop 4 is expected to launch as soon as next week with Intel Tiger Lake-U, custom AMD Ryzen Renoir AP...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 21:08:00 +0200
The HP OMEN 15z combines Cezanne APUs and Ampere GPUs. (Image source: HP)

HP OMEN 15z tipped to launch in Europe with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs

The HP OMEN 15z is coming to Europe following its US release, according to a new report. The 15.6-inch laptop combines AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs with a 144 Hz display, which should deliver significa...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:04:00 +0200
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and a GeForce RTX 3070. (Image source: Alienware)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 launches with enticing hardware, including a Ryzen 9 5900HX, a 115 W RTX 3070 and optional CherryMX mechanical switches

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 includes AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and CherryMX mechanical keyboard switches. You can configure the 15.6-inch gaming laptop with up to a 1440p and 240 Hz display, 32 ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:13:00 +0200
The G15 5510 and G15 5515 will launch at US$899.99. (Image source: Dell)

Dell G15 refreshed with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 or Intel Comet Lake-H processors

Dell has launched two new G15 gaming laptops, both starting at US$899.99. The G15 Ryzen Edition (5515) comes with newer processors though, but both it and the G15 5510 have the 115 W variant of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0200
Testing the Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05: Dolby Vision, a very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IHM05: Lightweight multimedia allrounder with a good battery life

The Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing power and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and three-year warranty.
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 01:16:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

The thinnest ThinkPad has to make some compromises. The new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses expensive materials and is Lenovo’s new flagship business convertible. It is also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but that results in some compromises, for example in terms of performance as well as input devices.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:42:00 +0200
Alienware m15 R4

85% Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop in review: Lots of power, short battery life

140-watt TGP. Dell equips the Alienware m15 with Nvidia's new RTX 3000 GPUs in the R4 version. In our test configuration, the GeForce RTX 3070 shows what it can do at maximum TGP. The performance that can otherwise be found in this laptop will be revealed in our review.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:02:00 +0200
Is the Surface Pro 7

Microsoft compares apples to oranges in a new ad pitting the Surface Pro 7 against the iPad Pro 12.9

Microsoft, in an all-out offensive, released a new commercial comparing the Surface Pro 7 to the iPad Pro. While the commercial makes some good points, it omits some key comparisons important to many consumers and overall ignores ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:58:00 +0200
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA

85% HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 laptop in review: Small workstation with faster ports

Now also with Tiger Lake. Less than three months after our review of the ZBook Firefly G7, we already have its successor on our desk. It comes with a CPU from the Tiger Lake generation and with Nvidia's brand-new Quadro T500 mobile graphics card. This review will show what the upgrade is capable of.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:29:00 +0200
The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

March 2021 Update. The requirements for a laptop that is going to be used primarily for video and photo editing are rather unique. For example, a top-notch display paired with excellent application performance are two absolute must-haves. The following table contains an overview over the best laptops that meet the basic requirements for a portable workstation with a focus on video and photo editing.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:36:00 +0200
The best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

The Best Windows Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

March 2021 Update. A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:32:00 +0200
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

The Best Windows Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

March 2021 Update. Apple’s MacBook Air is a favorite among all users looking for a small-format laptop. However, thin and light is not an Apple-exclusive any longer, and many OEMs offer numerous viable Windows alternatives to Apple’s thin MacBook Air.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:21:00 +0200
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

March 2021 Update. When looking for a laptop for school the requirements can be numerous. The following list contains our Notebookcheck laptop recommendations for K12 and college students, whether you’re looking for a laptop that won’t break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a high-end premium luxury device.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:46:00 +0200
The best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro

The Best Windows Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 16

March 2021 Update. Apple’s MacBook Pro 16 is is the laptop of choice for those users that need that extra bit of performance. Fortunately, a large number of viable and powerful 15 and 16-inch Windows alternatives are available as well. Find out more about the best competitors to Apple’s high-end laptop.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:45:00 +0200
The best notebooks for less than 1,000 Euros

The Best Notebooks For Less Than 1,000 Euros

March 2021 update. You can still find great laptops even if on a tight budget. The price range of less than 1,000 Euros is filled with multimedia all-rounders, ultra-portable notebooks, and convertibles. The following table contains an overview over the best notebooks reviewed by us, regardless of manufacturer.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:44:00 +0200
The best notebook displays in review

The Best Notebooks with the Best Displays

March 2021 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Staff, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:40:00 +0200
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips might make a difference to AMD's growing usage share. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake to stop the rot: AMD takes another nibble out of Intel's processor usage share in latest Steam survey

Steam has published its hardware and software survey for March and yet again AMD has pinched some more processor usage share away from Intel. However, there has been a small increase for Team Blue with Linux-based systems, and the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 11:58:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

87% Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Successful allrounder. The slim and compact Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing performance and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and a three-year warranty.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 00:46:00 +0200
Very light and with a long battery life: The Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58D

Acer Swift 5 SF514: Intel's Evo label ensures good laptops

The Acer Swift 5 SF514 is the newest laptop with Intel's Evo label in one of our tests. Not only does the label ensure that the Tiger Lake system performs well, but the rest of the features are also right.
Mike Wobker, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 19:51:00 +0200
The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The concept of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is innovative, but neither the hardware nor the software are ready for a foldable convertible. Our review reveals even further problems, and above all, the X1 Fold is simply not fun to us...
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 02:31:00 +0200
Thousands of games have been affected by Sony's controversial decision. (Image source: PSNow - edited)

PS3, PS Vita, and PSP owners will lose purchase access to a combined 2,200 digital-only games due to upcoming PlayStation Store closures

According to a new report, the upcoming PlayStation Store closures for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will result in the removal from purchase of over 2,200 digital-only games. Ironically, some of th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 10:11:00 +0200
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN

85% Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T Laptop review: Slim allrounder on EVO basis

Tiger Lake moves ahead. The Acer Swift 5 SF514 comes with Intel's EVO label and combines a Tiger Lake CPU with a slim design and good mobility. Our detailed review clarifies what buyers can expect from the 14-inch laptop.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:19:00 +0200
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal wireless gaming headphones now available (Source: Bang & Olufsen)

Beoplay Portal: Bang & Olufsen intros its first wireless gaming headphones

Beoplay Portal is the first wireless gaming headset from Bang & Olufsen. With a rather sober design, the Beoplay Portal comes with an all-new virtual boom arm, adaptive active noise cancellation, Dolby Atmos for Headphones support...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 17:10:00 +0200
The BLEU JOUR Wave retails for €259 and ships globally. (Image source: BLEU JOUR)

BLEU JOUR Wave: A mini-PC that is based on NUC Compute Elements

BLEU JOUR has introduced the Wave, its latest mini-PC. The compact machine uses Intel NUC Compute Elements, which should make it simple to upgrade.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:49:00 +0200
Deal | Clearance discount brings the featherweight Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano below the $1,000 mark

Deal | Clearance discount brings the featherweight Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano below the $1,000 mark

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1 is the lightest ThinkPad laptop to this day. With a new deal in Lenovo's US store, it is now more affordable than it has ever been before.
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:02:00 +0200
Honor MagicBook Pro review: A compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

Honor MagicBook Pro with AMD or Intel/Nvidia?

The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good batter...
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 20:21:00 +0200
The new Mi Notebook Pro series is available in two display sizes. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi unveils new Mi Notebook Pro 14 and Mi Notebook Pro 15 laptops with Intel Tiger Lake-H processors and up to a 3.5K OLED display

Xiaomi has unveiled two new laptops under its Mi Notebook Pro range. Both come with Intel Tiger Lake-H processors and dedicated GPUs, but the revised Mi Notebook Pro 15 has a 3.5K OLED display. The Mi Notebook Pro 14 is no slouch ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:39:00 +0200
The ROG Flow X13. (Source: Asus)

Asus releases its ROG Flow X13 gaming convertible to the European market

Asus touts its new ROG Flow X13 as a Swiss army knife for consumers who are into content-creation as well as gaming, thanks to Ryzen 5000-series processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. Initial European pricing and availab...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:35:00 +0200
Intel Rocket Lake-S Review: Only 8 cores for the Core i9-11900K

Intel Rocket Lake-S Review: Only 8 cores for the Core i9-11900K

All new? A lot of information about the Rocket Lake-S processors has already been made public, and now we make our own contribution. Whether or not Intel manages to overcome the 2-core deficit with its top-end model? Moreover, we also got ...
Sebastian Bade, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:47:00 +0200
Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

84% Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

Intel/Nvidia or AMD? The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good battery life.
Intel Core i5-10210U | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 16.10" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:54:00 +0200
The CoreBook Xe will launch next month from US$699.(Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi CoreBook Xe to launch with an Intel Comet Lake processor and an Iris Xe Max GPU from US$699

Chuwi has teased its latest laptop, the CoreBook Xe. As its name suggests, the CoreBook Xe has an Iris Xe Max GPU, which features 96 Execution Units and 4 GB of VRAM. Both it and a Core i5-10210U processor power a 15.6-inch displa...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 23:05:00 +0100
Could Microsoft be about to buy Discord? (Source: Discord, Microsoft)

The prospect of a Microsoft/Discord merger escalates with serious speed

The idea of Discord being bought out by Microsoft in a billion-dollar deal has mostly been dismissed as clickbait fuel - until now. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Redmond giant and chat-service stalwart are indeed i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:07:00 +0100
Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

84% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

Too many limitations. The Surface Pro X comes with an ARM-based processor and an integrated LTE modem, which is why it is an interesting device for those who appreciate portability. However, in everyday use, the combination of an ARM SoC and Windows 10 results in a lot of limitations, and the battery life is also quite poor.
Microsoft SQ1 | Qualcomm Adreno 685 | 13.00" | 1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:47:00 +0100
The HP ZBook Studio offers plenty of GPU performance and a very bright DreamColor display

The HP ZBook Studio offers plenty of GPU performance and a very bright DreamColor display

HP's mobile workstation ZBook Studio G7 is very slim and competes with devices like the Dell Precision 5550 and Lenovo ThinkPad P1. The GPU performance is very good thanks to Nvidia's Quadro RTX GPUs and you can get a very bright ...
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 21:58:00 +0100
Firefox 86 to Firefox 87 update notification (Source: Own)

Firefox 87 now available with SmartBlock, as well as many minor fixes and tweaks

Earlier this week, Firefox 87 arrived with SmartBlock for Private Browsing — a new intelligent tracker blocking mechanism that provides stand-in scripts to decrease the chance of a website breaking on load. The list of other chang...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:44:00 +0100
The UP Squared Pro supports Windows and the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. (Image source: UP Shop)

UP Squared Pro: New single-board computer with Windows support launches that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem

The UP Squared Pro is an x86-based single-board computer (SBC) that comes with Intel Apollo Lake processors. The SBC also three M.2 slots, up to 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage. The UP Squared Pro starts at US$169 and will ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 23:00:00 +0100
HP ZBook Studio G7 Laptop Review - The best mobile workstation thanks to vapor chamber and DreamColor?

91% HP ZBook Studio G7 Laptop Review - The best mobile workstation thanks to vapor chamber and DreamColor?

Powerful components and a great display. Almost all manufacturers offer slim workstations, but you usually do not get very powerful GPUs. HP on the other hand equips its ZBook Studio G7 with powerful Quadro RTX GPUs from Nvidia and also puts a very good DreamColor display with the 4K resolution and HDR in the stylish chassis. Is the vapor chamber cooling powerful enough to utilize the full power of the components?
Intel Core i9-10885H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 22:07:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: AMD workstation sans dedicated GPU

84% Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: AMD workstation sans dedicated GPU

The iGPU workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 is being sold with Intel and with AMD CPUs. We take a look at the AMD variant, which does not feature a dedicated GPU - peculiar for a workstation. We also test the ThinkPad PrivacyGuard screen.
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:53:00 +0100
The new 500w Gen 3. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo asserts its new 100w, 300w and 500w machines are ready for any demands e-learning can throw at them

Lenovo introduces its third-gen 11.6-inch Windows machines for education as devices robust and versatile enough for any kind of learning situation the student might encounter. The 500w and 300w convertibles come in casings with th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:00:00 +0100
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

89% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

Tiger and Dragon. LTE modem, Tiger Lake, replaceable SSD - Microsoft adds new features to the Surface Pro 7 and names the whole package Surface Pro 7 Plus. Consumers can't buy the device (yet). The sales group is limited to companies and schools for the time being.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 12.30" | 796 g
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:59:00 +0100
The Chuwi Hi10 Go features Intel's new 10 nm Jasper Lake processors. (Image source: Chuwi via PC Watch)

Chuwi Hi10 Go: A 2-in-1 convertible with an Intel Jasper Lake processor, a 16:10 display and pen support

With the Hi10 Go, Chuwi has created a 2-in-1 convertible based on Intel's new Jasper Lake of Celeron processors. The Hi10 Go supports pen input, too.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 00:37:00 +0100
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 may have debuted on Geekbench. (Image source: Qualcomm)

Possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 hits Geekbench with better scores than modern Intel processors, but it is no match for the Apple M1

Qualcomm is rumoured to be developing a new high-end SoC for laptops this year, and someone may have already benchmarked it on Geekbench. The so-called Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 offers a huge performance leap over its predecessor and t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:08:00 +0100
We have thoroughly reviewed the Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5. (Image source: Acer)

Acer Spin 3 SP314 in review: Stylish looks paired with solid performance at an affordable price

How much can you expect from a fairly inexpensive convertible that comes with an Intel Ice Lake i5 processor, on-board graphics, and 8 GB of RAM at 800 Euros? Quite a bit, as our review of the Aspire Spin 3 SP314 shows.
Marcus Schwarten, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 16:32:00 +0100
Quite impressive: The Dell Inspiron 14 7400

Dell Inspiron 14 7400: Tiger Lake processor plus a good screen equals a great laptop

Not every single thing has to be perfect to get a good score. Despite small weaknesses, a device can prove to be quite impressive as our review of the Dell Inspiron 14 7400 shows.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:49:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

Dell's Surface Pro 7 competitor ranges from quiet to silent

Dell's 2-in-1 device hardly warms up, offers good battery life, and comes with a touchscreen display in the 3:2 format. The latter can be operated both with the fingers and with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen.
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 01:14:00 +0100

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