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The Blue Yeti is apparently the best USB mic. (Source: Amazon)

The best USB microphone is made by Blue: new analysis

In a world where everyone seems to be a streamer or caster or some kind, a USB microphone may be a viable purchase. They combine the possible advantage of improved audio with a power source that is already built into your machine....
Epic Games store-exclusive RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures for PC now available (Source: Atari)

RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures for PC hits the Epic Games store

Released at the end of November for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console, RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures is now finally reaching PC gamers all over the world. However, this release comes with a twist that Steam fans will not enjoy:...
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged (i7-8650U, AMD RX 540) Laptop Review

89% Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged (i7-8650U, AMD RX 540) Laptop Review

Tough but thin. Rugged Notebooks aren't known for their svelte profiles, but the Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged tries to trim things down while maintaining the durability of the Latitude Rugged line. While there are some sacrifices compared to other rugged laptops, the Latitude 5420 Rugged is an overall convincing machine.
Intel Core i7-8650U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | 14" | 2.8 kg
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest game to offer "RTX on". (Source: YouTube/Square Enix)

Ray tracing and DLSS now available for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

A new patch for Shadow of the Tomb Raider has been announced that contains software for ray tracing and DLSS support. Users will need to have an Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series GPU in their system to enjoy the new features. The actio...
Armored Warfare 0.28 with Arabian Nights 2 campaign loading screen

Armored Warfare 0.28 now live with new French vehicles, Battalion Ranked Battles, and more

After a rather long wait, the French and Italian vehicles are finally joining Armored Warfare as the offerings of a new dealer, named Francine De Laroche. The Arabian Nights campaign is now moving on with new events, but the 0.28 ...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB (Core i5-7200U, Radeon 530, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB (Core i5-7200U, Radeon 530, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Leftovers. Lenovo has introduced the IdeaPad 330-15IKB, a 15.6-inch office laptop that it equips with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, a nimble SSD and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM running in dual-channel mode. The device is not free from weaknesses though, particularly its disappointing TN display, its comparatively small battery along with its outdated CPU and GPU. Read on to find out how the IdeaPad 330-15IKB compares against other 15.6-inch business laptops.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon 530 | 15.6" | 2.2 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.
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICH (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICH (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Quieter, Sleeker… Better? Lenovo is back in the 15” gaming laptop fray with their Legion Y740—nearly identical to the previous Y730, but now packing an i7-8750H and an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU alongside other improvements. At a price point of just around $1990 USD, its performance might surprise you.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

79% Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 (Core i7-6567U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) Tablet Review

A drawing board with Windows 10. The MobileStudio Pro is part drawing tablet and part Windows PC. Wacom may have equipped the device with an outdated Skylake dual-core processor, but read on to find out how this tablet fares in 2019.
Intel Core i7-6567U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
A Qualcomm reference device shown at Computex 2018. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Windows on ARM: Where we are now and what the future holds

Windows on ARM (WoA) has a lot of potential benefits, from extended battery life to standby LTE connectivity, while still running x86 software. Performance complaints meant the initial launch was a little rough, but this has improved with more powerful SoCs and the slow increase in ARM-native applications for Windows. The future release of the Snapdragon 8cx and development of third-party ARM software could be the change needed to push WoA into the mainstream.
Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9380 (i7-8565U, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

Now with a standard webcam. What benefits does the Core i7 SKU offer over the Core i5 SKU? We benchmark the most expensive XPS 13 9380 configuration and compare it to the less costly Core i5 SKU to show all the differences users can expect. Update: 5 hours more with FHD.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A cheaper EliteBook 830 clone. HP has updated its ProBook series for 2019 with a new design that looks much more like its EliteBook series than past ProBooks. Can the HP ProBook 430 G6, the smallest model in this series, compete against major competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad L390? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Dell XPS 13 4K options have shorter battery life by several hours

Power-hungry display — Dell XPS 13 4K UHD configurations have shorter battery life by several hours

If you're in the market for a new XPS 13 Ultrabook, you may want to consider the less expensive 1080p options for their significantly longer runtimes. We are able to measure a difference of 4 to 5 hours when running the same WiFi ...
The Oculus Rift VR headset was released in 2016. (Source: PCMag)

Oculus Rift is the most popularly used VR headset on Steam

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been surveyed as the most popular VR hardware utilized by Steam users. The rival headset from HTC, the Vive, also has a commanding share of users, but it has seen the gap between itself ...
Adobe Shockwave has come to the end of its life. (Source: Adobe)

Shockwave support will finally come to an end in April 2019

Adobe Shockwave was once the essential plug-in for interactive website elements and functions. However, it has been long overtaken by more up-to-date options. Its maker has announced the cessation of support for this relative dino...
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the first game to bring DirectX 12 to Windows 7

You weren't expecting this: Windows 7 gets DirectX 12 support

Although Windows 7 still controls a noticeable share in the desktop market, many gamers were forced to upgrade just to fully enjoy various DirectX 12 titles. However, the latest update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth — p...
The Halo: Master Chief Collection pack for PC will include six campaigns and multiplayer support. (Source: Microsoft)

Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PCs via Steam

Microsoft is bringing back Halo to PC after 12 years since the last ported title. The new Halo: Master Chief Collection will be releases on the Windows 10 Store, as well as the Steam platform and will include all 6 FPS titles of t...
The Asus ZenBook 14 has a Harman Kardon-certified audio system. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches ZenBook 14 (UX431) with Whiskey Lake CPUs and upcoming GeForce MX150 configuration

Asus has announced the ZenBook 14 (UX431). Two configurations of the laptop are currently available, with a third higher-specced option coming in the second quarter of the year. The usual slim ZenBook aesthetic is present with the...
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

March 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.
War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" update now available March 12 2019 new top-tier vehicles

War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" update goes live with new top-tier military hardware

War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" is a massive update to Gaijin Entertainment's popular vehicular combat title and — just like its predecessors — has a suggestive name. The game now features French helicopters, new cruisers, rank VII ...
HP Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

88% HP Spectre x360 15 (Core i7-8750H, GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 2 TB SSD, 4K) Convertible Review

Six cores with stamina. The new HP Spectre x360 is an all-rounder that gets most things right. The convertible scores highly for its powerful hardware, backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, good battery life and its 2 TB SSD. The touchscreen supports the HP Tilt Pen too, which adds more functionality than many 15-inch convertibles have.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Both visual and technical improvements. HP has presented its 14-inch office notebook with a new case and the most up-to-date Intel processor available. Some of its predecessor's weaknesses have clearly been corrected, but does this mean that the current ProBook 440 G6 is better than the last?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
The Apex Legends character Octane was also leaked by dataminers. (Source: The Daily Dot)

Apex Legends datamine leaks suggest NPCs will watch you wall-running and flame-throwing all day and night

Dataminers have been busy exploring the code for Apex Legends, and it seems there could be some interesting developments coming soon for the battle royale hit. NPCs could be making an appearance in the game, as could flamethrowers...
Is this Pixel 3 XL really on Windows? (Source: Twitter)

A Pixel 3 XL owner claims to have ported Windows to the device

The Twitter account @NTAuthority has posted a video in which a Pixel 3 XL appears to boot into Windows. The OS' logo shows up at the start of this process, which is followed by not much more than a blue screen with what appears to...
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

March 2019 Update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 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 purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

March 2019 Update. 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

March 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 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

March 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.
Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL

87% Lenovo IdeaPad S530 (i5-8265U, UHD620) Subnotebook Review

Small and portable. The Lenovo IdeaPad S530 shows once again how compact and mobile a notebook can be. Because of this, users will have to deal with a limited selection of ports. However, those who are not bothered by the lack of ports will be well served by the S530. Read our review to learn what else buyers can expect from the small 13-inch laptop.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

March 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.
Apex Legends was released at the beginning of February and is free to play. (Source: CGMagazine)

Apex Legends mods have already booted over 355,000 players for cheating

Jay Frechette, the Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment, has shared information about the company’s battle against cheaters, specifically in the smash-hit battle royale game Apex Legends. Apparently, over 355,000 players ha...
Destiny 2 seems to be the most commonly affected game. (Source: Polygon)

Windows 10 update KB4482887 causing issues with graphics and mouse performance in certain games

Microsoft has recommended that Windows 10 users suffering from problems with graphics or mouse performance degradation in certain games should uninstall the latest update for the ubiquitous operating system. KB4482887 was rolled o...
Many gamers, especially PS4 owners, have been reporting a critical bug in Anthem that causes a hard reset. (Source: PlayStation/Sony)

Update | Critical bug in Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to shutdown; PC and Xbox users also reporting hard crashes

Anthem, the new action RPG game from BioWare, is apparently causing hard crashes on PlayStation 4 consoles. A growing number of gamers are taking to both Reddit and Electronic Arts’ Answers HQ to complain about issues with PS4 shu...
The Windows Calculator source code is now available on GitHub. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft open sources the Windows Calculator app on GitHub

Microsoft is open sourcing the code of Windows Calculator on GitHub in a bid to encourage developers learn more about Microsoft technologies by reviewing the code used in the app. Developers can now use Windows Calculator function...
Schenker Slim 15-RE-E19

82% Schenker Slim 15 RED (i5-8265U, UHD620) Laptop Review

Lady in Red. Schenker continues with the tried and tested concept of configurable barebones and adds some color into play this time. Staying away from the ever so gray cases, the Slim 15 RED Edition with a Whiskey Lake CPU, Samsung SSD and 16 GB of RAM is also promising. In our review, we'll clarify what users can expect as well as which configuration options are available.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.5 kg
A recent Realtek audio driver update may fix audio glitches for some XPS 15 9570 owners. (Image source: Dell)

Dell promises to release a solution to address DPC latency issues imminently

The end may be in sight for those who have been experiencing DPC latency-related audio issues with their XPS 15 9570 laptops. Dell has been providing steady updates on Twitter about its progress in resolving the issues, and now an...
Dell Inspiron 13 7380 (Core i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Dell Inspiron 13 7380 (Core i7-8565U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Keep your charger close by. Dell's latest 13-inch laptop looks sleek with its slim case, while the upgrade to Whiskey-Lake processors should deliver improved performance and low power consumption compared to its Kaby Lake R powered predecessor. The 7380 has an NVMe SSD too, along with dual-channel RAM, an IPS 1080p screen. However, Dell continues to equip its Inspiron 13 7000 series with small batteries. Read on to find out how the Inspiron 13 7380 performs in our tests and how it stands up to its competitors.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Overwatch fans rejoice. NZXT has you covered with its H500 Overwatch Edition. (Image source: NZXT)

NZXT and Blizzard have collaborated on an Overwatch edition of the H500 mid-tower case

The H500 Overwatch Edition retails for US$149.99 and features the game's black, white and orange colouring. There is a backlit Overwatch logo too and a tempered glass panel to show off your build.
The Eve V (Image source: Eve Technology)

Eve V: The Surface Pro alternative is currently having another secret "flash sale"

Eve Technology has slashed prices for its Eve V once again, having last held a flash sale just under three weeks ago. The 48-hour sale will end at 15:45 GMT on Friday with Eve Technology having reduced prices from US$300/€300 to U...
Microsoft Edge is being re-vamped with numerous Chromium tweaks. (Source: Microsoft)

Images of Chromium-based Edge emerge online

The new version of Microsoft Edge, a browser whose development is now driven by that of Chromium's, has been leaked in a set of images by Neowin. They show a browser that will indeed ring a number of bells for those who follow the...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

March 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

March 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

March 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.
Apex Legends has attracted 50 million players since February 4. (Source: Twitter/Vince Zampella)

Battle royale smash hit Apex Legends draws in 50 million players in its first month

Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has taken to Twitter again to report on Apex Legends’ latest milestone. The battle royale game, which is set in the Titanfall universe, has now been tried out by over 50 million people worldw...
AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

Futureproofed thanks to 16 GB of VRAM - AMD is looking to shake up the desktop GPU market with the Radeon VII, which is the first card to be manufactured on a 7 nm FinFET process. The company has also equipped the Radeon VII with 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM, but it remains to be seen whether this is enough to put NVIDIA under pressure. Read on to find out what advantages 7 nm brings and how the Radeon VII stacks up against its contemporaries.
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

February 2019 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

February 2019 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.
ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Caution: Hot – ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Lenovo sent us the two new laptops ThinkPad E490 and ThinkPad E590. After temperature problems with the Radeon GPU in last year's ThinkPad E480, we were eager to find out whether Lenovo fixed the issues or not for the new E490, but our initial measurements are not promising.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Surface Pro 6 versus Pixel Slate with Brydge keyboards

Surface Pro 6 versus Pixel Slate with Brydge keyboards

The Apple iPad line might consist of the best-selling tablets on the market, but they aren't for everyone who likes ultraportable form factors. The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and the Google Pixel Slate are key challengers to the iPad Pro and have plenty to offer. Let's see how they fare in a head-to-head battle coupled in a unique comparison, which includes compatible Brydge keyboards that promise the 'lapability' that is often missing with tablet and keyboard combinations.
The Snapdragon 5G module for notebooks. (Source: WinFuture)

MWC19 also revealed the 5G Snapdragon X55 module for notebooks

This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC19) focused heavily on more mobile tech, particularly as some acquired the ability to fold this year. However, this was also a stage for 5G this year. To this end, Qualcomm unveiled its X55 So...

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