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X-Plane 11 Benchmarks

X-Plane 11 Benchmarks

Advanced flight simulation. The X-Plane series is a stalwart in the commercial flight simulation market, and X-Plane 11 marks the latest iteration. It uses an advanced physics engine that mixes hard-coded data with aerodynamics to simulate realistic flight. When cranking up the settings the engine is heavily taxing on the graphics card and processor, which is particularly notable for its reliance on single-threaded CPU performance. The scope and scale of the game make it an ideal candidate for assessing system performance.
Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: No more loud fans for the Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 convertible thanks to the latest BIOS update

The latest BIOS update for the Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible should take care of the fans issue, revealed Frank Azor on Twitter yesterday. In the last month, more users complained that the fans of the new XPS 2-in-1 are extremely l...
Semantic Machines team (Source: The Official Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft acquires conversational AI company Semantic Machines

Semantic Machines Inc. is a Californian company based in Berkeley that will join Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. However, it has been revealed that the Redmond giant will establish a conversational AI center of excellence in ...
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
Dell Latitude 5490 (Core i7-8650U, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5490 (Core i7-8650U, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

Faster, yet dimmer… Today’s Core i7-8650U and NVMe SSD Latitude 5490 configuration offers even faster performance than before—but it doesn’t come without its drawbacks. We’ll navigate the situation with expertise and care in our full review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

The new Ryzen processors give a decent boost to AMD. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. The two Ryzen chips without the "X" in their labels are supposed to be energy efficient above all. You can find out in this review, what you can really get out of these processors.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Xiaomi France teaser (Source: Facebook)

Xiaomi coming to France on May 22

Promising to bring a "new attitude" to Europe, Xiaomi is ready to enter the French market. The Chinese brand will open its first Mi Store in Paris on May 22, but more are expected to follow in other French cities over the coming m...
Chuwi GBox Mini PC vorgestellt

Chuwi GBox HTPC promises quad-core Gemini Lake in a compact form factor

Not to be confused with the ZBox or XBox, the GBox mini PC targets home theater users and video streamers in a chassis just 0.98 L in volume and 1.5-inches thick. Chuwi is promising that the new Gemini Lake platform can bring a 60...
Activision states that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been specifically optimized for the PC. (Source: Activision)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature a battle royale mode

It has been confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will feature a battle royale mode, known as Blackout. The latest installment in the immensely successful franchise will also offer a multiplayer mode and the popular Zombies fea...
Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 (N5000, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Acer Swift 1 SF114-32 (N5000, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Elegant endurance runner. Acer's 14-incher offers an excellent battery life, an elegant, slim metal case, a keyboard illumination, and a matte IPS display. The new Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor has significantly more computing power than its predecessor, advancing into the range of earlier Core-i3 processors with this. You have to pay almost 600 Euros (~$707) for the whole package.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Coming Soon: Open a Linux terminal directly from File Explorer. (Source: Microsoft)

Upcoming Windows 10 'Redstone 5' Insider Build will allow launching a Linux terminal directly from File Explorer

Windows 10 users who depend on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for development work will soon have an easy access to the Linux terminal thanks to a popular User Voice request. Upcoming Windows 10 'Redstone 5' builds will hav...
The Surface RT. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft rumored to soon make low-cost Surface tablets with USB Type-C to rival the iPad

Rumors are flying concerning Microsoft's Surface line, speculating that the Redmond regent may soon produce another low-cost Surface tablet to compete directly against Apple's iPad. If true, the budget Surface will feature a 10-in...
Battlefield V's development team will be taking part in the reveal event. (Source: EA Dice)

EA DICE announces live reveal date for Battlefield V

EA DICE has confirmed Battlefield V will be the next installment in the hugely popular Battlefield series. A message has been posted on the official Battlefield website stating that there will be a live reveal event for the game t...
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
HP claims that the Elite x2 1013 G3 is the world's smallest business detachable. (Source: HP)

HP intros the Elite x2 1013 G3: a Surface Pro clone for business with thin bezels

Alongside many of its premium reveals, HP has also introduced the Elite x2 1013 G2. The Elite x2 is being billed as the world's smallest business detachable and comes with upgraded internals, ultra-thin bezels, and two high resolu...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop now with Intel Core i9-8950HK processor options (Source: Dell Spain)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i9-8950HK processor now available in Spain

After a painfully long wait — for those interested — the Intel Core i9-8950HK processor is now present in two XPS 15 9570 models. Unfortunately, they have only been listed on the Dell Spain website, so US customers still have to w...
New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

AMD announced new Ryzen Pro APUs and all three major OEMs Dell, HP, and Lenovo were on display with corresponding products. We had the chance to talk with the manufacturers and check the new models hands-on.
Asus GL703GE (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Asus GL703GE (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Caffeine boost. The Asus GL703GE packs in more processor performance than ever thanks to Intel’s new Core i7-8750H CPU. The Coffee Lake chip is a shot in the arm for processor-reliant tasks, and the 120 Hz display has been improved. Still, the price makes the GL703GE hard to recommend.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Bethesda claims Rage 2 will offer a true open-world experience for players. (Source: Bethesda)

Rage 2 gets an announcement trailer

Video-game publisher Bethesda has released an official announcement trailer for Rage 2. The short clip does not reveal much about the gameplay but does set the tone for the sequel to the 2011 first-person shooter. The game is beli...
Dell XPS 15 9570 not coming in black, reveals Frank Azor on Twitter

Frank Azor: No chance for a black Dell XPS 15 9570

Although those who purchase the Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 can already choose to have it in black, Frank Azor has recently confirmed that the Dell XPS 15 9570 laptop will not get such a color option anytime soon. The XPS 15 9570 is o...
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
Asus NovaGo TP370QL (Snapdragon 835) Convertible Preview

Asus NovaGo TP370QL (Snapdragon 835) Convertible Preview

PC with smartphone SoC. The Asus NovaGo is one of the first devices equipped with a Snapdragon 835 processor, which is usually used for smartphones and tablets. We got our hands on a pre-production sample and tested how the compact convertible handles Windows and daily tasks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Microsoft quietly acknowledges Surface Pro 4 screen flicker, offers free replacements

Microsoft quietly acknowledges Surface Pro 4 screen flicker, offers free replacements

The Redmond company is finally caving in to the user complaints. The replacement program promises refurbished models for any Surface Pro 4 owner who can prove that they are suffering from the problem, have not damaged the unit, an...
The numbers 106, 116, and 126 point to where the hinge screen would be located. (Source: Free Patents Online)

Microsoft patent shows device with three displays

A recently published patent assigned to Microsoft appears to show a device with three screens. The illustrated foldable tablet has two seemingly regular-sized screens, and there is a third screen located on the hinge that separate...
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

May 2018 update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

May 2018 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
MSI GT75 8RG Titan

87% MSI GT75 8RG Titan (i9-8950HK, GTX 1080, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Gaming Colossus. The GT75 8RG Titan marks MSI’s relaunch of its most powerful and massive 17-inch notebook. The desktop replacement includes a hexa-core CPU, a 120 Hz display and NVIDIA’s fastest mobile GPU to fit its high-end billing. We will be putting this gaming newcomer up against the toughest of competitors.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.6 kg
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

May 2018 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Trion Worlds also developed and published games like Rift, Defiance, and Atlas Reactor. (Source: Trion Worlds)

Trove joins the battle royale club

Trove, an MMORPG from Trion Worlds, will soon be offering a type of battle royale mode for players. A “Bomber Royale” mode has been announced for the popular game, and it will be made available in summer as part of a large expansi...
Firefox Quantum 60 for Windows 10 - About window

Firefox 60 now available for download with sponsored stories, better Android performance, and more

The recently unleashed Firefox 60 is the first Extended Support Release version since Firefox 52, so it brings more than a year's worth of new features for personal, mobile, and business users. The most important changes are the s...
Stack of Lenovo IdeaPad 330S showing the various color options. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 and 330S cover the budget and mid-range segment, options include i7-8750H and GTX 1050

Today Lenovo announced the new IdeaPad 330 and IdeaPad 320S which they claim to meet the specifications, price, and looks that most consumers want in an affordable laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad came about in the late 2000’s as a cons...
Lenovo 530S showing maximum 180 degree screen angle. Color is 'copper.' (Source: Lenovo)

The updated Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is an ultrabook in a larger form factor

The Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is a relatively thin and light notebook compared to the screen sizes on offer and the price segment which it occupies. Equipped with a Core i7 (probably U-series), up to an MX150, and a 1440p display, this ...
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Flexibility for the masses. Lenovo's 13.3-inch Yoga 730 is an elegantly designed consumer 2-in-1 with impressive performance, great ergonomics and good battery life. Throttling under heavy load remains an issue, however - although that's less of a drawback than one might think.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

May 2018 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.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

May 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

May 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

May 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

May 2018 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

May 2018 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin

86% MSI GS65 8RF Stealth Thin (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, Full HD) Laptop Review

All-out attack. With the GS65, MSI has released an uncompromising opponent to the Gigabyte Aero 15X. The GS65 is a 15-inch gaming notebook that impresses us with its combination of outstanding hardware housed in an ultra-thin and lightweight case, just like its main competitor. Who will win out in this battle between gaming notebooks?
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Update May 2018. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$896) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Update May 2018. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Update May 2018. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo V330-15IKB (i3-7130U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Ultrabay reloaded. The 15.6-incher from Lenovo features a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, and 8 GB of (dual-channel) RAM. Windows 10 Pro serves as the OS. The battery life fails to impress. However, you can put a secondary battery inside the device.
Intel Core i3-7130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
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
Turn 10 Studios was founded in 2001 and is a subsidiary of Microsoft. (Source: Turn 10 Studios)

Forza Motorsport 7 update introduces a new free car

The latest update for Forza Motorsport 7 is live worldwide, and it brings a new free car to all the game’s players. Fans of the game can now get their hands on the wheel of a 2018 Honda Civic Type R. The popular racing title, deve...
Screen Sketch tool in Windows 10 build 17661 (Source: Windows Experience Blog)

New Windows 10 preview build already available, features improved snipping and screenshot taking

Although the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (build 17134.1) still has to reach most users of Microsoft's operating system, the members of the Windows Insider Preview program can already take the build 17661 for a spin. Its highlight...

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