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Deals on Surface products are up for grabs from November 18. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft announces Black Friday savings for this year

Microsoft is offering a sneak peek at its Black Friday deals for 2018. They include US$330 off the Surface Pro 6 bundled with its Type cover (in any color so long as it's black) and $310 off the Surface Pro Core M. There is also a...
Nvidia's RTX technology utilizes ray tracing to bring realistic reflections, lights, and shadows to video games, but it is extremely intensive on compatible GPUs. (Source: PCMag)

RTX on or off? Battlefield V's RTX implementation cuts performance in half for Nvidia's RTX series GPUs

When the Turing based RTX series launched in October, zero games supported RTX technology. However, that finally changed with this new RTX focused patch for Battlefield V, the world's first RTX compatible game. However, "RTX on" d...
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

November 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
The new Windows 10 Light Theme. (Source: Windows Blog)

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview

The October update for Windows 10 is currently being rolled out to the general public. For those in the Fast ring of the Insider Preview program, however, the build of the future is available to try out. This update, known as 19H1...
MSI P65 8RF - Creator

87% MSI P65 Creator 8RF (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 512 GB SSD, 144 Hz) Laptop Review

Well-dressed high performer! MSI's Prestige series promises desktop-level performance while maintaining maximum mobility at the same time. We have decided to take a closer look at whether MSI managed to keep its promises. At first glance, the device seems to keep its word, and a hexa-core CPU and GTX 1070 are great for much more than just working.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets most important update so far, November 13, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 gets the most important update so far

The latest update to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a massive one and comes with a rather long list of changes, which includes Nuketown, Daily Tier Skip, Blackout with Nuketown Island zombies and the Bowie Knife, stability tweaks, a...
NVIDIA recommends at least a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GPU and 12 GB RAM to play Battlefield V (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA releases new GeForce and RTX Game Ready driver for Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Hitman 2

NVIDIA has released a new Game Ready driver that is available to download for RTX and GeForce GPUs. The new driver brings optimisations for Battlefield V, Fallout 76 and Hitman 2. The Game Ready driver also adds support for real-t...
Microsoft has big plans for Office 365, including migration tool for G Suite users, launch scheduled for Q2 2019

Would you migrate from G Suite to Office 365? Microsoft thinks so and is developing a tool for it

Although Google's G Suite is more than enough for the office-related needs of many companies, Microsoft is working on a tool that would ease their migration to Office 365. If everything goes as planned, this "G Suite migration exp...
Microsoft has restarted the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The Windows 10 October 2018 update has started rolling out to consumer and commercial users again

Microsoft has announced that it has resumed rolling out the Windows 10 October 2018 update having fixed and tested last month's file deletion issue. The update is available now on Windows Update for certain devices that Microsoft ...
HP announces ProBook x360 11 G3, x360 11 G4, and Stream 11 Pro G5 for educational use (Source: HP)

HP announces ProBook x360 11 G3, x360 11 G4, and Stream 11 Pro G5 for educational use

HP is ending the year with some 11.6-inch netbooks designed around classroom use. The ProBook benefits from many of the same security features found on EliteBooks like HP BIOSphere Gen4 while having pre-loaded software support for...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Some Dell XPS 15 9570 laptops may have a BIOS related GPU bug

It appears that Dell's most recent BIOS releases for the XPS 15 9570 have caused a GPU bug in some devices. Originally reported on Reddit, some XPS 15 9570 laptops power limit throttle their NVIDIA GPUs until they hit a temperatur...
Microsoft Surface Go with a Black Type Cover

The Surface Go with LTE Advanced is now available to pre-order

Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for LTE versions of the Surface Go in selected markets. The LTE Advanced models will ship from November 20 in the US and will start at US $679 (£619) for the 128 GB SSD/8 GB RAM...
Save New Providence from the threat of Terra Nova. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Studios announces release date for Crackdown 3

Microsoft Studios has revealed a release date for the much-delayed third installment in the Crackdown series. Crackdown 3 will be launched on February 15, 2019, and it is currently available to pre-order for Xbox One or PC gamers....
The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)

LaCie releases new portable SSD with USB type C port

LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, has released its latest portable SSD with USB type C. The company claims that it can transfer data at up to 540 MB/s and support up to USB 3.0 standards. The LaCie type C portable SSD is also suppos...
Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

90% Dell XPS 15 9570 (i9-8950HK, 4K UHD, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Too much power? After checking out the Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs, we're now finally ready to benchmark the Core i9 version of the XPS 15 9570. In short, users are better off investing in more storage, RAM, or faster graphics than to plop down an additional $250+ for the Core i9-8950HK.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 weighs nearly nine pounds. (Source: Panasonic)

Panasonic announces enhancements for its Toughbook 31

Panasonic has revealed a cluster of upgrades for its Toughbook 31 device. The newly enhanced version of the fully ruggedized notebook will now come with an Intel Core i5-7300U and 16 GB RAM as standard, and it will also feature im...
DLSS was a feature tested quite heavily in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark since it was the only game based benchmark to support the RTX feature.

Square Enix cancels planned DLC and possibly RTX features for Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV, particularly its benchmarking tool, has been a source of excitement for several months due to Turing performance leaks and DLSS support. However, Square Enix reports that they have now cancelled all future develo...
Intel's graphics driver brings optimisations for FM19 (Source: Sports Interactive)

Intel releases new graphics driver for Football Manager 2019 and Soulcalibur VI

Intel has released a new graphics driver for 6th Generation Core processors onwards that is available now to download for Windows 10 devices. The driver has been optimised for the release of Football Manager 2019, and brings perfo...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (i5, 128 GB, 8 GB) Convertible Review

91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (i5, 128 GB, 8 GB) Convertible Review

Whisper quiet. The i5 model without a fan is slower than the i7 model, and its battery life is not much better. In return, it is completely silent and significantly cheaper. Is this the mainstream tablet for everyone? Update 11/7/2018: 256 GB SSD is faster
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 781 g
Amazon Alexa is now available for download from the Microsoft Store. (Source: Microsoft)

Amazon Alexa can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store for all Windows 10 devices

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is now available for all Windows 10 devices via the Microsoft Store. The Alexa app offers almost all features of the assistant but does miss out on some features such as Spotify integration. Alexa is...
Some Windows 10 Pro users are being prompted to install the Home license. (Source: /u/cwsink on Reddit)

Some Windows 10 Pro licenses are reportedly getting deactivated to Windows 10 Home

A strange bug in Microsoft's activation servers is causing deactivation of several Windows 10 Pro licenses and prompting users to install Windows 10 Home. Trying to purchase a Pro key from the Store is apparently not solving the p...
Alienware m15 gaming notebook coming with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics in early 2019 (Source: Dell)

The Alienware m15 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is coming in early 2019

Frank Azor has just confirmed that the new top end hardware configurations for the Alienware m15 gaming notebook will arrive in about 60 days if everything goes as expected. This means that both the high- and low-end configuration...
Huawei Matebook 13 with NFC and Whiskey Lake-U processor coming December 2018 (Source: 91mobiles)

The latest Huawei Matebook 13 sports NFC support and Whiskey Lake-U processor options

The new Huawei Matebook 13 has the camera (finally!) placed above the display and is powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor. With a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent, this compact notebook also features NFC connectivity and...
Dell Latitude 7390 and 7490 are getting new aluminum chassis options (Source: Dell)

Dell Latitude 7390 and 7490 are getting new aluminum chassis options

Not a fan of carbon fiber? Dell will begin offering brushed aluminum options for its top Latitude laptops later this month. The unexpected cosmetic feature is a tease for more Latitude announcements to come in January.
Trekstor Yourbook C11B (N3350, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

81% Trekstor Yourbook C11B (N3350, eMMC, FHD) Convertible Review

Student convertible. The Trekstor Yourbook C11B is an 11.6-inch convertible that has an IPS touchscreen display, a fanless design and good battery life. The device even comes with a year’s MS Office 365 Personal and a one-year premium license.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i7-8650U, FHD) Convertible Review

Could be faster. The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Core i7 SKU is a perfect example of why a pricier configuration may not always be the fastest when compared to a less expensive SKU. The Core i7 CPU on our HP is measurably slower than the same model with the more affordable Core i5.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Intel Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads, 3.6 GHz) Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i9-9900K (8 cores, 16 threads, 3.6 GHz) Desktop CPU Review

Fast and expensive! Intel shows what it is made of with its first octa-core mid-range CPU, hot on the heels of AMD’s new Ryzen APUs, which have shaken up the desktop processor market. Find out in our review whether the Core i9-9900K is worth buying and how well it performs in our tests.
Intel Core i9-9900K | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Gigabyte Sabre 17 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% Gigabyte Sabre 17 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Double-edged sword Gigabyte's big 17-inch Sabre starts out with a lot of promise: The combination of a powerful new hexa core processor and a GTX 1060 should give rise to a full-fledged desktop replacement with plenty of gaming power. Can the Sabre 17 live up to its promise? Or will the saber grow dull only halfway there? Our review reveals the answer.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
SMT allows for multi-threaded parallel processing, but has an apparent security flaw. (Source: Wikipedia)

New side-channel vulnerability confirmed in Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs

A new CVE may enable yet another side-channel exploit in Intel processors. This vulnerability, known as CVE-2018-5407 (or "PortSmash"), targets Hyper-Threading (or simultaneous multi-threading (SMT)). It is confirmed as effective ...
Alienware m15 gaming notebook to get new hardware configurations, including i5+GTX 1060, in January 2019 (Source: Dell)

Alienware m15 with i5 and GTX 1060 coming in about two months

Since some think that an Intel Core i5 processor would be enough for their new gaming notebook, it seems that Alienware's latest machine will soon get new hardware options. Frank Azor has just confirmed that an i5+ GeForce GTX 106...
We measured the system ourselves and it is definitely closer to 15 inches in width instead of the claimed 13.29 inches

Dell accidentally lists laptop over an inch smaller, promises to fix the error soon

The Precision 7530 is a powerful and hefty workstation, but it's definitely not smaller than the XPS 15. Dell has confirmed a minor measurement error on its product page and will update the dimension from 337.6 mm to a more accura...
Spotify shares were affected by less than completely positive earnings reports. (Source:

Spotify shares sank by 11% due to pessimistic earnings forecast

The shares of the company Spotify were down 11% at the start of today (November 1, 2018) due to a forecast that shows relatively poor fourth-quarter performance. In addition, Spotify is now reported to be committed to new investme...
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A well-made allrounder. Acer's 15.6-inch allrounder is a lot more compact, slim and light than its competition. But there is no need to worry about having to trade these features with performance. The device also offers a matte IPS Full HD display, a GeForce MX150 GPU and a quad-core processor of the Whiskey Lake generation.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

4K? No problem! The successor to Nvidia's Pascal series is the Turing architecture. Let's find out what the new graphics cards are capable of and whether or not an upgrade makes sense. Today's contestant: The Asus ROG RTX Strix 2080 OC graphics card.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop) | 32"
Dell Precision 7530 (i9-8950HK, Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 7530 (i9-8950HK, Quadro P3200) Workstation Review

Performance step-up. Dell crams in one of the fastest mobile Intel CPUs into a thinner chassis than the last generation Precision 7510. Can owners really get the full performance out of the processor? Or is it throttle city?
Intel Core i9-8950HK | NVIDIA Quadro P3200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Alienware m15 gaming notebook could get NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080-powered Alienware m15 coming soon, confirms Frank Azor (and Dell)

In a discussion about the latest Alienware laptop that unfolded on Twitter less than a day ago, Frank Azor highlighted the amazingly low weight of this portable — a detail that many forget about and focus on the notebook's thin de...
Topjoy Falcon reaches over $170K in Kickstarter funding (Source: Topjoy)

Topjoy Falcon reaches over $170K in Kickstarter funding

The 8-inch convertible is off to a good start as far as user interest is concerned. Nearly 400 backers have already pledged an average of $450 USD each for the device. We obtained an early sample of the unit and can vouch for its ...
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC Desktop Graphics Card Review

From GTX to RTX! Nvidia has finally brought its smallest RTX model to market having initially unveiled the series at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne. Asus has kindly provided us with its overclocked RTX 2070 graphics card for the day of its release so that we can put it through its paces. Read on to find out what the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 OC has to offer and how it performs in numerous benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop) | 32"
HDR may help reproduce all the detail in shots like this. (Source: Flickr)

Red Dead Redemption 2 appears not to support HDR on XBox One

A Eurogamer analyst has reported that Red Dead Redemption 2, a fresh release from RockStar Games, seems to have failed his test for high dynamic range (HDR) support while running on the XBox One. If these results are valid, the g...
Office 2019 is now more expensive than its predecessor. (Source:

Microsoft increases prices for some Office 2019 suites by about 10% each

Microsoft has raised the prices of Office Home & Business 2019 and Office Professional 2019 to US$249.99 and $439.99 respectively. This is an approximate 10% hike compared to the corresponding Office 2016 suites.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

Full power with four cores. Microsoft has updated to the Surface Pro series with quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh processors, but how well will these chips cope within an 8.5-mm thick tablet? Will these more powerful processors affect the battery life, and has Microsoft finally added more ports? Find out all this and more in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
Snap Camera is Snapchat for Twitch. (Source: Snapchat)

New app brings Snapchat filters to Twitch

Snap Camera is a freshly-launched desktop app that adds Snapchat Lenses to webcam feeds for vlogging or Twitch streams. Like all similar things Snap, it relies on facial mapping to super-impose a range of effects on a video's subj...
Vivaldi 2.1 Quick Commands settings (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.1 now available with improved Quick Commands

Less than a month after the release of the 2.0 major update, Vivaldi 2.1 arrives with noticeable improvements to the popular Quick Commands feature. Notes can be created directly in Quick Commands, Page and UI Zoom can both be adj...
The 2018 Intel X-series is not widely available yet. (Source: TechRadar)

New leak claims 3DMark Time Spy scores for i9-9980XE; performance comparable to i9-7980XE

The Core XE variants of this year's Intel chipset lineup have been announced, but are not available yet. The top flight of this series, the i9-9980XE, is the subject of an apparent leak. It consists of a 3DMark Time Spy score for ...
Fallout 76 is based on the Creation Engine. (Source: Bethesda)

Bethesda reveals PC system requirements for Fallout 76

Bethesda has announced the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the upcoming title Fallout 76. PC gamers are advised to have at least the equivalent of an i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 1300X CPU, and when it comes to the GPU an Nvid...
HP 17 (Ryzen 5 2500U, FHD, IPS, Vega 8) Review

79% HP 17 (Ryzen 5 2500U, FHD, IPS, Vega 8) Review

AMD-only. After some mixed reviews of their first version HP has now released a new HP 17 with all-out AMD components and an IPS panel. It does certainly offer some improvements, but does not come without any backlash.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
An example of what the Companion App looks like on iOS. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App will put your game's map on your phone

Rockstar Games has announced the Companion App for its upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption 2. This app connects an Android or iOS device to the console in question, and allows the player to view maps, stats and progress on their...
Lenovo IdeaPad 320 (128-GB SSD, FHD) Review

77% Lenovo IdeaPad 320 (128-GB SSD, FHD) Review

Almost free. In a world of smartphones and tablets we may often wonder whether we actually still need a notebook. Lenovo's answer to that question is the IdeaPad 320. It is available for an impressively low $300 and is supposed to support web-browsing and office applications.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The H133W-MY from Weibu was built to accommodate Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs, but the Chinese maker was forced to use the Snapdragon 835 SoC due Intel's shortage problems. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Weibu launches Snapdragon-835-powered Windows convertible

The new H133W-MY 2-in-1 convertible integrates a Snapdragon 835 SoC, as Weibu was unable to get hold of Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs due to the ongoing shortages. Apart from the not-so-well-received SoC, the compact laptop packs 4...

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