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Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo Legion Y520 15IKBN (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Subdued, yet capable. Lenovo’s latest budget gaming notebook may not possess the pomp and showmanship of the Legion Y720, but it still manages reasonably good performance—even in spite of its relatively affordable price tag. We take it for a (lengthy) spin in our full review.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
The XPS 15's design philosophy of a 15-inch laptop in a 14-inch laptop's footprint has put the 14-inch laptop in an awkward place. (Source: Dell)

Opinion: 15 is the new 14

Who doesn't want an extra 1.6 inches? Due to the popularity of small bezels, Editor Douglas Black predicts that 14-inch laptops will lose their niche in the market — at least until there's a breakthrough in heat dissipation.
Razer running cross-country "experience tour" to promote its products

Razer running cross-country Summer "experience tour" to promote its products

Razer will be crashing various upcoming trade fairs, conventions, and shows across the US with #RazerTour booths focusing on VR, gaming, and prizes.
Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9365 (7Y54, QHD+) Convertible Review

Great display. In the 13.3-inch XPS 13 convertible, Dell bets on a razor-sharp QHD+ display, which offers a good color presentation. However compared to the XPS 13 FHD model, the screen causes a significantly lower battery life. Thanks to a passively cooled CPU, the computer always runs quietly.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 – What is the best display option?

Better with IPS! We already reviewed the new HP EliteBook 840 G4. One of the biggest issues of the 14-inch business laptop is the TN panel with its limited viewing angles. We now had the chance to check two optional IPS screens.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Nvidia is claiming that the MX150 will provide up to 3-times the performance-per-watt as the 940MX. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's power-efficient MX150 notebook GPU officially released

Nvidia has made its low-cost and power-efficient MX150 official today. The Pascal-based GPU is touted to beat its closest predecessor, the 940MX, in both flat-out performance and performance-per-watt.
Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

83% Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

Inexpensive gamer. Acer's inexpensive gaming notebook displays all the latest computer games smoothly. The device is available for just under £800 (~$1035) in the UK. It is equipped with a Kaby Lake quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and both an SSD and HDD.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Acer Spin 1 convertible with Active Stylus support and Intel Celeron/Pentium processor options

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer Spin 1 convertible now official

The new Spin 1 convertible comes with a slimmer, lighter, and sturdier design than its predecessor, featuring Intel Celeron and Pentium processor options, up to 128 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM.
The Acer Nitro 5. (Image: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces Nitro 5 gaming notebook with either an NVIDIA or AMD GPU

With either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD RX 550, Acer's new mainstream gaming notebook offers quite a few options.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

Agony of choice. We compare the displays for the new ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full HD or touchscreen – how does the choice influence the picture quality as well as the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

The early bird price will be available to only the first few hundred backers before prices go up to the ~$350 USD range for the entry-level SKU. Even so, the 2-in-1 will pack impressive features compared to the pricier Surface Pro 4 alternative.
HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP just announced the release of their new Envy 13. The laptop can be purchased at HP.com, with prices starting at $1044.99.
Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition launches in Shanghai next to Surface Pro

Microsoft intros Windows 10 China Government Edition

This new custom operating system comes without OneDrive integration and is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. In addition to better management of features like Microsoft's cloud storage service, the new Windows 10 for China also allows the local government to use its own encryption algorithms.
The Huawei MateBook X. (Image: Huawei)

The MateBook X is Huawei's new flagship notebook

The MateBook X is a new compact ultrabook from Huawei that is very reminiscent of a certain rival's thin-and-light.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Image: Huawei

Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

87% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review

The world's most lightweight 14-inch notebook. That is at least according to Asus, since the company advertises their latest 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs) heavy and 15 mm (0.59 inches) USB-C only office notebook as such. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the restrictions necessary to achieve this feat are worth it, and how the B9400UA fared in its role as a highly mobile office notebook.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
The Surface Pro makes enough iterative upgrades over the Pro 4 to make it a solid entry in the series, but the omission of USB Type-C is still glaring. (Source: Microsoft)

Just call it the Surface Pro: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro update in Shanghai

Microsoft has unveiled an update to the Surface Pro 4, dubbed simply "Surface Pro". The new Surface Pro sports slightly redesigned chassis that makes it both thinner and lighter while rounding out the sharp edges, and also boasts a better screen and battery over the previous generation.
Gigabyte's new Aero 15 has been received with near universal acclaim. (Source: Gigabyte)

Aero 15 gets firmware fix for keyboard rollover bug

Gigabyte has released a firmware update for their new Aero 15 laptop that fixes a bug preventing certain key combinations from registering. The 1.1.5 update is available through the Gigabyte Fusion application.
HP Spectre x2 Windows convertible with Kaby Lake processor, Bang & Olufsen audio

HP Spectre x2 now official

Less than a day after the official images surfaced online, the new Spectre x2 convertible is official. Just as rumored, it features a 12.3-inch display, two Kaby Lake processor options, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. It will hit the market next month starting at $999.99 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

May 2017 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

May 2017 update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

May 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$337) 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 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2017 update. Here you will find the current best tablets 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) 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.
Clevo profits purportedly down by almost half

Clevo Q1 2017 profits purportedly down by almost half

The popular ODM will show off new designs at next week's Computex 2017 in an attempt to boost revenue for the remainder of this year.
Image: ASUS (cached)

Asus may hop on the slim bezel trend with rumored VivoBook S15

The 7.8 mm bezel allows a 15.6-inch display to fit in the body of a typical 14" notebook, according to Asus.
HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) Windows convertible tablet with Kaby Lake processor and Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics

HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) images show up online

This updated convertible tablet promises to arrive soon with a 12.3-inch IPS display, as well as two processor options that belong to the Kaby Lake lineup, Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics, Bang & Olufsen audio, and more.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

May 2017 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones 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 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2017 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.
Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Predator 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1070, UHD) Laptop Review

4K Gaming. The Acer Predator series stands for classical gaming notebooks, which – in contrast to some of their slim siblings – are purely trimmed for performance. After we tested the Skylake version of the Predator 17 in September of 2016, now the Kaby-Lake model, which is similarly built on the outside, must prove itself.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

May 2017 update. Here you will find the best current 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.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. May 2017 update.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2017 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.
Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Asus ZenBook UX3410UQ (7500U, 940MX, Full HD) Laptop Review

Snazzy. With the ZenBook UX3410UQ, Asus delivers a sub-notebook in the 13.3-inch format that brings a 14-inch display. The computer scores with good features and a long battery life.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

May 2017 update. 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.
Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

84% Dell Latitude 5289 (i5, 256GB, 8GB) Convertible Review

Flexibility and stamina. Convertible notebooks with 360° hinges have become more and more popular in the past years and even businesses have started using them. Naturally, Dell would like a piece of the pie and has consequently launched the Latitude 5289. Read our detailed review to find out why it will have a hard time asserting itself despite its convincing performance.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake processor coming to the US June 2017

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible coming to the US later this month

Packing 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, this rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 on board will hit the US market later this month, starting around $3,649 USD.
Gearbest hosting sale on more Chuwi tablets and convertibles

Gearbest hosting sale on more Chuwi tablets and convertibles

The 14-inch and 15-inch LapBooks and Hi13, Hi10 Pro, Hi10 Plus, and Hi12 tablets are now slightly cheaper to make room for their successors.
Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

79% Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

Magnesium. With its rare Atom x7-Z8750, 8 GB of RAM, and Android 6 / Windows 10 dual-boot capabilities, Teclast's Tbook 16 Power stands out against the crowd. By pushing it through our extensive test course we've found several problems along the way.
Intel Atom x7-Z8750 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 897 g
Upcoming Lenovo Ideapad 720S brings narrow bezels to a 13-inch form factor

Upcoming Lenovo Ideapad 720S brings narrow bezels to a 13-inch form factor

The Ideapad 720s incorporates a larger 14-inch display compared to the outgoing 13.3-inch Ideapad 710s with narrower bezels and a new magnesium/aluminum design.
Lenovo Ideapad 320/320S series launching in time for back-to-school season

Lenovo Ideapad 320/320S series launching in time for back-to-school season

The updated notebooks start at just $439 USD with a 15-inch 768p display or $749+ USD for a Full HD version with GeForce 940MX graphics, backlit keyboard, Windows Hello Support, and a larger internal battery.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro BE VN7-793G (7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Entry-level Nitro. Acer's 17.3-inch laptop offers good overall performance, decent emission levels, and a well-thought-out ports configuration. Unlike its predecessors, it does not include an optical drive anymore. Our review unit also did not include a Windows license.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

82% Aorus X3 Plus v7 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1060) Xotic PC Edition Laptop Review

Small screamer. The Aorus X3 Plus v7 brings a lot of power in a tiny package. While the internals are impressive, thermals and noise present problems. Emissions aside, the X3 Plus v7 is a capable and portable gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S936 (6600U, 512 GB) PalmSecure Laptop Review

86% Fujitsu Lifebook S936 (6600U, 512 GB) PalmSecure Laptop Review

Master of Mobility. With its new flagship, Fujitsu turns towards the traveling business user for whom a mobile all-around worry-free package is worth a lot of money. It does not change anything about its core competencies that the manufacturer messes up in some details and will not keep the target audience from buying this laptop.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer TravelMate P658-G2 (7500U, 940MX, FHD) Laptop Review

A fair deal. With its latest TravelMate P658-G2 top model, Acer is certainly bringing out the big guns: SSD/HDD combo, LTE modem, 16 GB of RAM. All that comes in addition to low operating noise, decent battery life, and a three-year warranty.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Huawei MateBook E Windows 10 convertible coming late May 2017

Huawei to launch three new MateBooks next week

The company's CEO has recently revealed that the three upcoming Windows 10 laptops by Huawei are scheduled to be unveiled at the end of next week as MateBook D, MateBook E, and MateBook X.
Microsoft demonstrates native x86 applications running on ARM-based Windows 10

Microsoft demonstrates native 32-bit applications running on Windows 10 ARM

The emulation process will be slightly slower than if running on a native x86 platform, but users may not notice the difference.
For the second wave, Microsoft is planning 360 media playback, intelligently scaling headers, Z-Depth layering, spatial sound, and speech support. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft reveals new design language known as Fluent Design System

Microsoft announced some significant UI changes for Windows 10 at its Build 2017 conference. The Fluent Design System, formerly known as NEON, will transform Windows 10's appearance and prepare it for the future.

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