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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

May 2020 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business 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.
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:53:00 +0200
The new Asus E-series notebooks. (Source: Asus)

The 2020 Asus E-series of notebooks win a Red Dot Design Award

The Asus E210, E410 and E510 are budget laptops with Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processors. However, they also feature this OEM's NanoEdge display and NumberPad technologies. They also feature up to 512GB PCIe SSDs and have 1 USB ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 23:11:00 +0200
Acer Swift 3 now available for purchase in India

Acer Swift 3 launched in India; features an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, Wi-Fi 6, and more

Another AMD Ryzen 4000 series powered laptop has arrived in the Indian market in the form of the Acer Swift 3. An AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor powers the notebook, which can be coupled with up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:04:00 +0200
The Atari VCS shatterd Indigogo records on the launch of its crowd-funding campaign. (Source: Atari)

Atari VCS will finally start shipping in June, but only to the first 500 backers

Backers of the Atari VCS have had to endure repeated delays, but there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. The team behind the console has announced that they will have an initial run of 500 units ready for a June launch, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:57:00 +0200
Xiaomi will launch its laptops in India on June 11th

Update | Redmibook 13 slated for a June 11th launch in India

Xiaomi will reportedly unveil its first-ever laptop for the Indian market on June 11th. It is rumored to be a rebranded Redmibook 13 model featuring 10th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The entry-level model will likel...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:07:00 +0200
Genesis RX85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Hands-On

Genesis RX85 RGB Hands-On Review: A great mechanical keyboard that doesn't cost a fortune

The RX85 RGB mechanical keyboard by Genesis looks like an excellent choice for those looking to find reliable — in this case, Kailh Brown — switches, a volume knob, customizable RGB LEDs, a magnetic palm rest, and an aluminum body in the sub-US$100 price range. Now, we will see how close to perfection this piece of hardware got.
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:03:00 +0200
One of Eve Devices' new detachable keyboard concepts. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve V 2020: Eve Devices is taking the design of its upcoming convertible's keyboard very seriously

Eve Devices is currently developing its second-generation 2-in-1 informed by feedback from its community, as is the brand's wont. It has collected this input on the tablet portion of this product, and has now moved onto its detach...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 May 2020 20:28:00 +0200
8 core APUs are headed to the ThinkBook 14s. (Image source: Lenovo)

Energy Star and Geekbench confirm up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800U and 16 GB of RAM for imminent Lenovo ThinkBook 14s refresh

Energy Star and Geekbench have confirmed that a ThinkBook 14s refresh is on its away. Possibly launching imminently, the ThinkBook 14s will come with 8 core AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs and up to 16 GB of RAM.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 30 May 2020 13:53:00 +0200
The new GPU-Z version now detects more chips. (Source: TechPowerUp)

The new GPU-Z update adds support for 10th-gen Intel Core processors and the Windows 10 May 2020 update

TechPowerUp has announced a new version (2.32.0) of its popular GPU-Z tool. It adds support for a number of new cards and CPUs, 10th-gen Intel silicon included. This update also includes the more granular detection of stepping in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 29 May 2020 20:37:00 +0200
The RedmiBook 16 is currently available in three variants. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi RedmiBook 16: Retailers start selling AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir series laptop from US$715.99; RedmiBook 13 and RedmiBook 14 available too

Gearbest and Geekbuying have started selling the Xiaomi RedmiBook 16. Shipping from June 2, the RedmiBook 16 starts at US$715.99 and comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U or Ryzen 7 4700U processor. The RedmiBook 13 and RedmiBook 14 are...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 May 2020 18:53:00 +0200
The new Lifebook U9310X. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu's latest series of Lifebooks includes "the world's lightest convertible with a pen"

Fujitsu has announced new additions to its business-class Lifebook line of notebooks. They are led by the U9310 and its 2-in-1 variant, the U9310X. This 13.3-inch convertible has up to 10th-gen core i7 Intel processors and weighs ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 28 May 2020 19:22:00 +0200
Is the new Dell XPS 15 9500 more repairable than its predecessor?. (Image source: Dell)

Is the new Dell XPS 15 9500 more repairable than its predecessor?

Is the new Dell XPS 15 9500 more repairable than its predecessor? It is not a straightforward answer. In some senses, the XPS 15 9500 is more repairable than the XPS 15 7590. However, the latter has the advantage of a removable Wi...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 May 2020 14:33:00 +0200
The Dell XPS 15 9500. (Image source: Dell)

Opinion | The Dell XPS 15 naming scheme is a mess

The XPS 15 naming scheme continues to cause confusion among fans of the series. With the XPS 15 9500 replacing the XPS 15 7590, which in turn replaced the XPS 15 9570, where does Dell go from 2021 onwards?
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 May 2020 14:18:00 +0200
The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i and IdeaPad Duet 3i. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Duet: Yoga and IdeaPad detachable 2-in-1 tablets announced

Lenovo has announced new Yoga and IdeaPad detachable 2-in-1 tablets. Called the IdeaPad Duet 3i and Yoga Duet 7i, both run Windows 10 and support pen input. Optional LTE is available for both devices, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 May 2020 16:51:00 +0200
Armored Warfare 0.32 might not have new vehicles for free, but you can get this

Armored Warfare 0.32 is finally available, but is it enough to push the game forward?

Unfortunately for those who don't want to use cash, the new update only includes premium content for the upcoming Battle Path missions and various (apparently) minor tweaks and fixes, such as performance optimizations, spotting sy...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 27 May 2020 16:06:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Book S Hands-on: Extremely light and long battery runtime

Samsung Galaxy Book S Hands-on: Extremely light and long battery runtime

The Samsung Galaxy Book S has arrived in our office for our full review. We are positively surprised by the very light chassis as well as the initial battery runtime test. However, there are also software limitations due to the Snapdragon processor.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx | Qualcomm Adreno 680 | 13.3" | 951 g
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:05:00 +0200
War Thunder 1.99 "Starfighters" now live with new jets, Japanese helicopters, Italian ships, and more

War Thunder 1.99 "Starfighters" now available with new planes, Japanese helicopters, Italian ships, and more

Although its name should be "Regia Marina" due to the introduction of the Italian Fleet tech tree — only for those who buy preorder early access packs at this stage or complete various missions, as usual — War Thunder 1.99 comes a...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 26 May 2020 15:07:00 +0200
The new RedmiBook series will be offered with a choice of two Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14 and RedmiBook 16 launched; 6 to 8 core AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors for as little as ~US$490

Xiaomi has launched the RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14 and RedmiBook 16. Available with a Ryzen 5 4500U or Ryzen 7 4700U, the new series can be equipped with up to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. The RedmiBook series costs as little as C...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:57:00 +0200
The new HP Collaboration PC G6. (Source: HP)

HP announces a new Collaboration AiO with Zoom Rooms

HP's new PC G6 is an all-in-one (AiO) so directed at interprofessional use-cases it even has a relevant term in its official product name. It is also accordingly equipped with Rooms, a feature of the Zoom service intended to remov...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:00 +0200
Considering deployment? HP wants to help. (Source: HP)

HP wants to take over your workplace deployments with its Device Provisioning Services

HP claims that its Device Provisioning Services can streamline and enhance the process of buying new hardware within a business, while also conserving the costs of doing so. It covers many typical stages of the same, from selectio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 26 May 2020 14:00:00 +0200
The RedmiBook 16 will launch on May 26. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms RedmiBook 16 design ahead of imminent release; up to 12 hours battery life from Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors

Xiaomi has confirmed the design of the RedmiBook 16 ahead of its official release. Launching tomorrow, the RedmiBook 16 will also support up to 12 hours of battery life from its Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors. A plethora of ports ar...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 20:42:00 +0200
Udoo X86 II: A powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi that supports Windows and Arduino. (Image source: Mouser)

Udoo X86 II: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that supports Windows 10 and is Arduino compatible

The Udoo X86 II is a new alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi. The single-board computer (SBC) has been designed using an Arduino Leonardo-compatible platform and has a quad-core X86 processor.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:28:00 +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, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:17:58 +0200
An example of what PacketMon can do. (Source: Microsoft)

The Windows 10 May 2020 update will have enhanced network diagnostics

Microsoft has announced that the latest stable upgrade to the Windows 10 OS will have an "enhanced" form of Packet Monitor. This is an extensive diagnostic tool that can detect, log and export packet drops in a network. Therefore,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:39:00 +0200
Maybe it would be even better as a pure laptop: The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA

Asus ZenBook Flip 14: Quality for less than 1,000 Euros

After our review of the Asus ZenBook Flip 15's smaller sibling model, the impression remains that it's more a laptop than a tablet. Since this is exactly the pu...
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Sun, 24 May 2020 02:31:00 +0200
The new XPS 15 9500. (Source: Dell)

The new Dell XPS 15's battery is rated for 300 cycles, and apparently that's ok

Dell recently updated the 15-inch XPS variant with the 9500 for 2020. It incorporates some changes that may be welcome, although its battery capacity is reduced compared to its predecessors. A consumer has noticed that it is also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 17:55:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s, X13, L14, L15 & T15 are now available in the US – with Intel Comet Lake

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s, X13, L14, L15 & T15 are now available in the US – with Intel Comet Lake

Lenovo's mainstream 2020 ThinkPads are available for purchase in the US now. This includes the T, X and L series with models like the ThinkPad T14, ThinkPad X13 and ThinkPad L14. However, only the Intel models are available as of ...
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 23 May 2020 11:12:00 +0200
The ThinkPad E490 with the Radeon GPU is much faster, but also gets very hot

The ThinkPad E490 with the Radeon GPU is much faster, but also gets very hot

The affordable business laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E490 is also available with a dedicated graphics card. The GPU performance is obviously much higher, but the dGPU...
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 23 May 2020 00:48:00 +0200
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

May 2020 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.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 22 May 2020 22:35:00 +0200
Xiaomi will release the RedmiBook 16 on May 26. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi RedmiBook 16: Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors to deliver up to 60% better performance for compact 16.1-inch laptop

Arriving on May 26, the RedmiBook 16 will feature a 16.1-inch display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio and minute bezels. Xiaomi is promising up to 60% improved performance for the RedmiBook 16 too, which is expected to come with u...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 May 2020 21:17:00 +0200
Ultra portable but fairly expensive: The Asus ExpertBook B9450FA

Asus ExpertBook B9: Ultra light comes at a price

Low weight and long battery life are important factors when determining the portability of a device. The Asus ExpertBook B9450FA offers both in an excellent com...
Intel Core i7-10510U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 995 g
Mike Wobker, Fri, 22 May 2020 17:10:00 +0200
Xbox hack concerns should be kept to a minimum, but not the same can be said for the NT 3.5 leak. (Image Source: Entertainment Box)

Original Xbox and Windows NT 3.5 source codes leak online

Since these are "vintage" source codes, there should be no concern regarding possible hacks. Emulators for the original Xbox already exist and are said to already be using the leaked codes, but still cannot provide complete compat...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 22 May 2020 16:13:00 +0200
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T

85% Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA in review: Classy convertible at a low price

Mirror, mirror... After we were able to get an impression of the Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD, we now take a look at its smaller sibling model. It has to make do with a Full HD display instead of a 4K display in our test configuration, but it convinces with a high-quality case. What the 14-inch convertible has to offer apart from the design will be revealed in our review.
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 22 May 2020 02:31:00 +0200
The new Durabook U11. (Source: Durabook)

The rugged tablet-maker Durabook launches its first 10th-gen Intel Core-based model

Durabook has announced an updated version of its super-tough U11 tablet with up to Intel Core i7-10510Y processors. It also has a MIL-STD-810G certified rubberized chassis with a military-grade on-the-spot SSD-removal system. User...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 21 May 2020 20:12:00 +0200
Civilization VI is rumored to be the next free game on the Epic Games Store. (Image source: Firaxis Games)

Updated | Civilization VI and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection rumored to be the next in line free games on the Epic Games Store

A supposed leak has revealed that Civilization VI and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be the next free games offered on the Epic Games Store. Ark: Survival Evolved is also mentioned as an upcoming freebie from the popula...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 21 May 2020 17:21:00 +0200
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

May 2020 Update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 21 May 2020 04:01:00 +0200
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

May 2020 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, Wed, 20 May 2020 22:47:00 +0200
Asus ExpertBook B9450FA

87% Asus ExpertBook B9450FA Review: Ultra light and high endurance

A lot of storage. Asus has described the ExpertBook as the lightest business notebook in the world. Our test configuration of the device weighs less than one kilogram (~2.2 lb) and offers very good connectivity. Find out what this device has to offer in terms of everyday use in our review.
Intel Core i7-10510U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 995 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 20 May 2020 17:19:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 Office Laptop in review: The Radeon GPU is too much for the cooling solution

85% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 Office Laptop in review: The Radeon GPU is too much for the cooling solution

Still a hot machine. The ThinkPad E490 is available with an optional dedicated GPU. Similar to the predecessor, however, the cooling solution struggles with the additional heat, and even multiple BIOS updates did not change that.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 20 May 2020 00:49:00 +0200
New 2020 Dell Precision 5000: A dramatic redesign & a completely new form-factor

Dell Precision 5550 & 5750: First no-bezel 17 inch workstation from Dell

Dells 2020 Precision lineup is here and it is a big one: Dell is not only upgrading its mobile workstation laptops with the latest processors, it's also fundamentally redesigning many of the models. That includes the thin Dell Pre...
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 19 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
The new Dell Optimizer in action. (Source: Dell)

Dell claims its new Optimizer makes some new business models into "the world's most intelligent PCs"

Dell has integrated a new form of potentially workflow-aiding AI into some of its new PCs. Known as the "Optimizer", it confers features such as Express Sign-In, Intelligent Audio and Express Response. They allow for next-gen beha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
Which PCs to buy? If only Dell could help. (Source: Dell)

Dell adds a new service to its IT professional-focused Workforce Persona set

Today (May 19, 2020), Dell has introduced a whole slew of enterprise-level PCs. This may leave IT managers overwhelmed with options for a new or upgraded workplace fleet. However, the OEM also has a new service that wants to take ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 19 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
New Dell Precision 3550 & 3551: Last Precision laptops standing with a pointing-stick

New Dell Precision 3550 & 3551: Last Precision laptops standing with a pointing-stick

The new Dell Precision 3550 and 3551 share a design, but not the internals - one of them is based on Comet Lake U CPUs, the other uses Comet Lake H series processors from Intel. Both models are optionally available with a pointing...
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 19 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200
The MagicBook Pro 2020 is a minor upgrade over last year's model. (Image source: Honor)

MagicBook Pro 2020: Honor announces refreshed MacBook Pro 16 clone with up to an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU; No AMD Ryzen 4000H series options at launch

Honor has announced a refresh of the MagicBook Pro, its MacBook Pro 16-inspired 16.1-inch laptop. Featuring up to an Intel Core i7-10510U processor, 16 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU, Honor has not announced any AMD Ryzen ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 May 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The Honor MagicBook 14 is the price-performance champion

The Honor MagicBook 14 is the price-performance champion

You do not always have to pay a 4 digit sum for a good laptop. The Honor MagicBook for just 599 Euros offers a very good overall package with modern and fast co...
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 19 May 2020 01:46:00 +0200
Snapdragon 8cx PCs may get improved code soon. (Source: Qualcomm)

Microsoft makes more progress with 64-bit Windows on ARM

Windows 10 on ARM is slowly winning more uptake from OEMs and users alike as time goes on. However, it still has its limitations, not the least of which is the restriction to 32-bit code. However, a new reported breakthrough may b...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 18 May 2020 23:32:00 +0200
Powerful and well-equipped: New single-board computer with Ryzen processor and M.2 ports released. (Image source: Axiomtek)

Powerful and well-equipped: New single-board computer with Ryzen processor and M.2 ports released

The CAPA13R is a new and compact single-board computer based on an AMD Ryzen processor. Developed by Axiomtek, the CAPA13R has numerous ports and two M.2 slots.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 May 2020 16:35:00 +0200
An optimized version of Fortnite is planned for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. (Image source: Epic)

Epic has given away over US$2,000 worth of free games since 2018 but fortunately has now made more than US$1 billion with Fortnite mobile

A report has estimated that the Epic Games Store has given out more than US$2,000 worth of free games to subscribers since December 2018. Over 100 titles have been offered gratis, with GTA V being the latest. Fortunately for Epic,...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 18 May 2020 13:52:00 +0200
The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 retains the 16.1-inch display of its predecessor. (Image source: JD.com)

Honor MagicBook Pro 2020: Retailer confirms up to 10th generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU for MacBook Pro 16 lookalike; no Ryzen 4000 Renoir series options at launch

A retailer has seemingly confirmed the specifications of the Honor MagicBook Pro 2020. Sporting up to a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD, Honor will seemingly announce ...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 17 May 2020 17:58:00 +0200
The black Microsoft Surface Pro 7 deal comes with a Pro Type Cover. (Image source: Microsoft)

Deal | Hot Microsoft Surface deals: Up to US$400 off the Surface Pro 6 and save up to US$360.99 on a Surface Laptop 3 bundle or US$330 on a Surface Pro 7 bundle

There are some great Microsoft Surface device deals to be had at the moment, especially if you are in the hunt for either a Surface Pro or Surface Laptop. There is up to US$400 off the Surface Pro 6, and you can save well over US$...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 17 May 2020 15:39:00 +0200

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