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Would an OLED and touchscreen XPS 15 suit your workflow? (Image source: Dell)

Dell may introduce a touchscreen OLED display for the XPS 15 7590

The XPS 15 7590 is nearly upon us and Dell has confirmed even more details ahead of its arrival. The upcoming laptop will be the first XPS 15 to feature an OLED display, which Dell has confirmed it shares with the Alienware m15. A...
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend ...
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 One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is One-Netbook's top of the range UMPC. (Image source: One-Netbook)

Grab a One Mix 3s Platinum Edition for US$1,199.99

Hot on the heels of the One Mix 3 and 3s comes the 3s Platinum Edition, an 8.4-inch UMPC equipped with a Core i7-8550Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The One Mix 3s Platinum Edition is available to order for US$1,199.99...
Spot the difference: The RPi 3B and the Banana Pi BPI M4. (Image source: CNX Software)

Banana Pi BPI-M4, a Raspberry Pi clone that packs a more powerful SoC and costs just US$35

The Banana Pi BPI-M4 is a mouthful, but it packs a punch thanks to its quad-core Realtek RTD1395 SoC with ARM Mali-470 MP4 graphics, 1 GB of DDR4 RAM and 8 GB of eMMC flash storage. The developer board is a dead ringer for the Ras...
Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, confirmed by the dev team on Reddit

Microsoft Edge will hit Linux sooner or later

Once considered something impossible, Microsoft Edge's availability for Linux is now in sight. According to the developer team behind it, Microsoft's browser is not ready for Linux yet, but there is no technical difficulty that ca...
The Chuwi MiniBook should pack a punch despite its diminutive size. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi MiniBook to start at US$499 in limited quantities

The Chuwi MiniBook will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y or a Celeron N4100 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD in a compact UMPC form factor. The convertible will be available to order from next Wednesday for US$499 for the Cor...
The new Windows-on-ARM laptops from Huawei should appeal to the budget-oriented users. (Source: CIO Bulletin)

Huawei to launch new Windows-on-ARM laptops in the U.S., despite bans

Even if Huawei's CEO of consumer division himself confirmed the MateBook X launch is going to be postponed amid the U.S. - China trade wars and an earlier report was warning that Huawei could stop producing laptops altogether, the...
The One Mix 3s is a slightly more powerful version of the One Mix 3. (Image source: One-Netbook)

The One Mix 3s can now be ordered worldwide for US$899.99

The One Mix 3s comes with an 8.4-inch 2K display, an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD all in a 650 g chassis. The One Mix 3s is available to order worldwide for US$899.99 from Geekbuying and will ship o...
Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

83% Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Solid convertible! The Dell Latitude 3390 is a compact 13.3-inch convertible laptop that offers decent performance but poor battery life. Read on to find out how the Latitude 3390 shapes up elsewhere in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IWL

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (i7-8550U, MX230) Laptop Review

Solid companion. In its current incarnation, the IdeaPad S340 presents itself with an attractive design and good hardware equipment. The optional dedicated MX graphics unit is a nice equipment feature that offers a bit more graphics performance. In this review, we evaluate how the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 turns out.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Huawei's plans for its popular MateBook range of notebooks are in tatters. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei scraps planned MateBook launch as US sanctions bite

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the launch of its latest MateBooks confirming the rumors Notebookcheck exclusively reported on during Computex. At the time, we learnt that Huawei had cancelled an order for 16-inch notebook panel...
The XPS 15 7590 promises to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570. (Image source: Dell)

Win an XPS 15 7590 with Dell

Fancy an XPS 15 7590 but do not want to fork out over US$1,000? Well, Dell is currently running a free competition to win the 15.6-inch laptop, which will retail for US$1,899.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition closed Steam beta coming June 18 (Source: The Age of Empires Team via email)

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition closed Steam beta kicks off on June 18

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is not here yet, but a closed Steam beta test is set to start on June 18, when 1,500 eligible users will be chosen to join the battle. A larger wave of Age Insiders will be invited to take thi...
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Multifunctional. Lenovo's Yoga 530-14ARR offers a Ryzen 7 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger-touch input the IPS touchscreen also supports Lenovo's Active Pen.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The Core i7 and GTX 1070 SKU scored 87% overall in our review last year. (Image source: Alienware)

Deal | Save a crazy US$1,450 on an Alienware 17 R5 with a Core i9-8950HK, a GeForce GTX 1080 and 32 GB of RAM

No special coupon needed for this one, but there is limited stock. B&H has discounted the top of the range version of the Alienware 17 R5 heavily. Grab the 17.3-inch gaming laptop while you can at US$1,450 off its retail price.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

June 2019 Update. 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

June 2019 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.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

June 2019 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.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks 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.
HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition (Source: HP)

HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition

According to HP, 45 percent of ransomware attacks affected healthcare organizations and 2018 was a record-breaking year for healthcare data breaches. The company will be offering a super-secure EliteBook 840 G6 designed specifical...
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

76% Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

Unable to excel. Acer's 14-incher offers a matte Full HD display, a Pentium Silver N5000 processor and silent operation. Battery life is average at best. A device like the Aspire should offer more in this regard.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The charred remains of an XPS 15 9560. (Image source: Reddit)

Dell woes continue as XPS 15 self-destructs

With Dell starting to blame customers if their XPS 15 9570 overheats when asleep, one getting so hot that it explodes would be rather inconvenient PR. That is the state that one person arrived home to see their XPS 15 in, and Dell...
UP Xtreme: A Whiskey Lake-U powered SBC that starts at €249 (~US$282) (Image source: AAEON)

UP Xtreme: A Whiskey Lake-U powered developer board that starts at €249 (~US$282)

The UP Xtreme is no ordinary single board computer (SBC). The board comes with up to an Intel Core i7-8665U Whiskey Lake processor and a 16 GB RAM, along with a host of ports, connectors and sensors. The UP Xtreme is available to ...
BIOS 1.10.1 reduced but did not eliminate the DPC latency issues affecting some XPS 15 9570 laptops. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 9570: More DPC latency improvements inbound

It seems that Dell has not forgotten about the XPS 15 9570 in the wake of releasing its successor. The company has committed to further reducing the DPC latency issues still affecting some machines beyond the BIOS release that it ...
Firefox could go Premium in the coming months, confirmed Chris Beard

Prepare your wallet: Firefox Premium might launch later this year

In a recent interview, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed that premium services are coming soon. A VPN service and cloud capabilities could be bundled in a premium browser for those interested in paying for such features. The VPN a...
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

June 2019 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

June 2019 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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

June 2019 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.
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition features a brand new expansion called "The Last Khans." (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2019 | Microsoft is giving Age of Empires II the 4K remaster treatment and it is coming this fall

Microsoft has announced that it is bringing a remastered version of Age of Empires II to PC this fall. The new version celebrates the 20th anniversary of the famous real-time strategy game and is newly presented in 4K Ultra HD and...
Microsoft is bringing back Flight Simulator in a big way for 2020. (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2019 | Microsoft teases Azure AI-powered Flight Simulator for PC and Xbox, delivers breathtaking visuals

Microsoft has teased an all-new instalment of its venerable Flight Simulator series and it looks absolutely breathtaking. The new version of the game is coming in 2020 and is powered by both GPS data and Microsoft's cloud-based Az...
The XPS 15 7590, coming to a store near you. Eventually. Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 7590: Do not expect a June release if you live outside the US

Dell is seemingly planning a staggered roll-out of the XPS 15 7590. Having previously stated that the upcoming 15.6-inch laptop would be available to order by June 23, it now seems that only applies to those living in the US.
Do you know how to switch between Connected and Disconnected Modern Standby? Thought not. (Image source: Dell)

XPS 15 9570 get hot or drain its battery when asleep? Dell says that you are using it wrong

Does your XPS 15 9570 get hot or suffer from heavy battery drain when asleep? If so, then Dell thinks you have caused it to do so. Re-installing the OS may, or may not, fix the issue too.
Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Without an huge announcement, Lenovo has released two new ThinkPads. It is understandable that Lenovo did not kick up a fuss about these new laptops: The Lenovo ThinkPad L490 and ThinkPad L590 are mostly targeting companies and th...
NVIDIA may disappoint fans with its Super series lineup. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's mysterious GPUs are looking increasingly less "Super"

The NVIDIA "Something super is coming..." video has been watched over 325,000 times in just over two weeks. Unfortunately, multiple sources have pointed towards the Super series being little more than a minor RTX 20 series refresh...
Dell ExpressSign-in makes its debut on the Latitude 7400 2-in-1

Hands-on with the hands-off Dell ExpressSign-in unlock feature

The world's first laptop PC with a proximity sensor makes Windows Hello even easier to use. The Dell-exclusive feature lets you initiate Windows Hello by simply walking in front of your laptop instead of needing to push a key to w...
A new Insider's Preview for Windows 10 is here. (Source: YouTube)

New 20H1-based build makes it to Windows 10 Insiders Preview

The latest Insider's Preview version of Windows 10 (Build 18912) has updated from 19H1 to 20H1. This preliminary OS fixes some bugs found in its predecessor, but may also be associated with some new ones. It also adds a new abilit...
With the Snapdragon 7cx, Qualcomm is targeting budget Windows 10 laptops in the US$300-800 range.

Qualcomm eyes budget Windows 10 laptops with Snapdragon 7cx SoC

With the introduction of the Snapdragon 7cx, Qualcomm intends to offer a solid alternative for Intel's Core i3 Whiskey Lake CPUs, targeting budget laptops in the US$300-800 range. The new SoC would also offer doubled power efficie...
 Dell launched the XPS 15 9570 with S3 sleep mode but removed it in a July 2018 BIOS update. (Image source: Dell)

Dell backtracks on XPS 15 9570 S3 sleep fix

Sound familiar, anyone? Just over a month ago Dell reported that addressing the removal of S3 sleep was next on its agenda for the XPS 15 9570. Disappointingly, but perhaps unsurprisingly, the company has seemingly u-turned on thi...
Dell promises that the next XPS 15 will not have DPC latency issues. (Image source: Dell)

Dell confirms that the next XPS 15 will not have the DPC latency issues of the XPS 15 9570

Dell has not yet eliminated the DPC latency issues that have been affecting the XPS 15 9570, but it has promised that they will not be present on its successor, the XPS 15 7590.
Clevo introduces the NB60TA 16-inch multimedia laptop and adds a new OLED option for the PB50RD

Computex 2019 | Clevo introduces the NB60TA 16-inch multimedia laptop and adds a new OLED option for the PB50RD

During Computex 2019 we had a chance to take a look at two new barebones from Clevo that may end up at resellers like Schenker or Eurocom. The Clevo NB60TA is a brand-new 16.1-inch Full HD multimedia laptop with a desktop CPU and ...
The Smach Z originally started life as a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. (Image source: Smach)

Salt required: Smach claims it will showcase the Smach Z at E3 2019 next week

It has been a long time coming, but a final version of the Smach Z will apparently be at E3 2019. The conference, hosted at the LA Convention Center between June 11 and 13, will be the first opportunity to see the much delayed han...
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW

86% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

RGB inspiration. ASUS is focusing on more than just RGB lighting with the third incarnation of its ROG Strix Scar. The company has also included a nice security feature called Keystone along with a host of powerful hardware. The G531GW offers plenty on paper, but can it meet expectations?
Intel Core i9-9880H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Microsoft Surface dual screen device takes significant step forward

Microsoft Surface dual screen device takes significant step forward

Sources within Microsoft indicate that the company has joined Asus, HP and Lenovo in creating a laptop/tablet hybrid device and has released teaser images to some staff. The new device will run on Microsoft’s competitor to Chrome ...
Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A co-production from AMD and Nvidia. The hardware spec, comprised of a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, is able to fluidly play all modern and current games on its 17.3-inch, full HD IPS display. The laptop has comparatively low energy consumption and only gets moderately warm. In its favour are also an NVMe SSD, an additional HDD and very good battery life. Not so good is the somewhat miserly connectivity included.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Huawei MateBook 13

86% Huawei MateBook 13 (i7, UHD Graphics 620) Laptop Review

Elegant subnotebook. The most powerful configuration of the MateBook 13 cut a fine figure in our review. Those who do not need a dedicated graphics card can get the Huawei subnotebook for a bit cheaper. In this review, we shall reveal what users can expect from the lower-priced version that does not have a dedicated GPU.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg

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