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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

The best business convertible? Lenovo has completely reworked the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which now includes a larger touchscreen, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and much faster CPUs. This has the caveat that these faster chips have to be actively cooled now. Is the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet a solid and complete package, or does it have some significant weaknesses?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg
A piece of promotional material allegedly associated with the Turing GTX card. (Source: Videocardz)

New rumor implies the RTX 2060 will be faster than the corresponding Turing GTX card

An ever-increasing body of leaks point to '1660 Ti' as the name for one of the first GTX cards to feature the Turing architecture. It suggests that it may be an RTX 2060 counterpart, just without ray-tracing. A new rumor has indic...
Dell unexpectedly released BIOS 1.7 for the XPS 15 9570 last week. (Image Source: Dell)

Dell resolves the XPS 15 9570 NVIDIA GPU issue with BIOS 1.7

XPS 15 9570 owners rejoice. We can confirm that Dell has finally fixed the NVIDIA GPU issue that has been plaguing some 9570 laptops for months with BIOS 1.7. Unfortunately, the update has introduced some fan peculiarities though.
MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI is upgrading its gaming laptops and has taken the graphics experience to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. First and foremost is the GS75, which combines sleek design with cutting edge and powerful hardware. (advertisement)
A tasty tablet trio. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Three Way Shootout: iPad Pro 11, Galaxy Tab S4 and Surface Go

The tablet market has been dominated by Apple’s iPad for some time. Although it continues to get shot down for its productivity capabilities in an enterprise environment because of its mobile OS origins, it offers a great blend of portability and performance. Its closest direct competitor is the Samsung Galaxy Tab range, which is similarly powered by a mobile-first operating system. The enterprise-first alternative is Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets, the most recent of which with 4G LTE capabilities is the new Surface Go. We have had all three devices on hand to put them to the test in this three-way comparison.
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Even we at Notebookcheck are sometimes surprised by test samples. The entry-level CPU of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is about 25% faster than the more expensive Core i7 under sustained workloads. How is that possible?
Many Netflix customers will see price hikes over the next quarter. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix will increase its prices to customers paying in USD over the next few months

Netflix has announced plans to inflate its prices by up to 18%. However, this will only affect new and existing customers who use US dollars to pay for their subscriptions. This move resulted in a 6.5% increase in its stock price ...
A new toggle to impose a traditional, temporal timeline view is being rolled out to Twitter users. (Source: YouTube)

Twitter is finally switching back to a fully chronological timeline

Recently, Twitter revamped its platform with the 'Interesting Tweets' feature. However, some users have asserted that the tweets chosen by its algorithm persisted in timelines regardless of whether they turned it off in Settings o...
Thomas Hounsell shut down BuildFeed.net

Did Microsoft indirectly pull the plug on popular Leak site Buildfeed?

Things have suddenly come to a head the last few days on Buildfeed. Promptly after leaking information that Microsoft was working on software aimed at foldable devices, website owner Thomas Hounsell shut down the site. It is rumor...
Mortal Kombat 11 will be revealed tomorrow, launch scheduled for April 23, 2019 (Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Mortal Kombat 11 will be revealed tomorrow, launch scheduled for late April

Not long after its early December 2018 unveil, Mortal Kombat 11 is now ready to be fully revealed. However, this new installment in the 25-year old fighting game series will only be launched on April 23, 2019. Mortal Kombat 11 wil...
The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
Windows 7 has just one year of free support left, extended support ending January 14, 2020

Windows 7 users, ready up: You got just one year of free support left

Although mainstream support for Windows 7 SP1 ended on January 13, 2015, those still using this operating system have one year of free support and updates ahead. Unfortunately, once the extended support period will end, they have ...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

January 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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

January 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

January 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.
The Dell XPS 15 9570 (Source: Dell)

Updated | Dell shelves its new XPS 15 9570 BIOS

In a dissapointing but perhaps unsurprising move, Dell has postponed the release of its BIOS update for the XPS 15 9570. The news comes after the company previously said that it would release BIOS 1.7 by the end of 2018, which Del...
Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Snapdragon) Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Snapdragon) Convertible Review

Truly Mobile. The $940 Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS convertible, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform, promises exceptional battery life, always-connected and always-on flexibility, and brisk performance, all in a super light, passively-cooled design. Can it live up to its promises?
Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cs0003ng

80% HP Pavilion 15 (Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA MX130) Laptop Review

Core i5 Pavilion. After reviewing the AMD variant of the HP Pavilion 15, we now have the Intel Core i5 version with an NVIDIA GeForce MX130 GPU in for testing. The design remains the same and is finished to a high quality. Read on to find out what to expect from the Intel variant of the Pavilion 15 and how it compares against its AMD sibling.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Bungie and Activision are going in different directions. (Source: VG247)

Bungie's split from Activision confirmed

The developer studio Bungie has announced that it will publish its flagship series, Destiny, independently, thus ending its partnership with Activision. This eventuality has been anticipated by industry insiders and observers for ...
Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Acer TravelMate X3410 (i7, MX130, FHD) Laptop Review

Affordable underdog. In the enterprise-laptop market, avoiding Dell, Lenovo or HP is hardly possible, but Acer wants to have a piece of that lucrative market segment as well. The Acer TravelMate X3410 is made to appeal to business customers, but will it be able to win-out over the well-established competition? To find out more, read this in-depth review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The Dell Precision 5530 is rather expensive at the moment. (Image source: own)

Dell UK is selling a £7 million laptop

What is the most that you would pay for a laptop? Well, Dell UK must think that some people have cash to burn as it has listed a version of the Precision 7720 for over £7 million on its website. That is ex. VAT and delivery too, a...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

January 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.
Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges (hands-on pictures)

Lenovo announced its Yoga S730 a few months ago at IFA. At CES, Lenovo introduced the Yoga S940 today. This higher-end model of Lenovo's consumer ultrabook series contains a 13.9 inch screen, which is much brighter and comes with ...
Windows 10 will get some new features including reserved storage and you might hate it

The next Windows 10 version will feature "reserved storage" and you might not like it

The next major Windows 10 release will reserve 7 GB of your device's storage space to avoid failing big updates due to a Windows Update bug. Due to this bug, the system is not checking for enough space before launching after an up...
Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Iris Pro graphics

CES 2019 | Dell has no current plans for another XPS 13 with Intel Iris Pro graphics

Frank Azor cites low interest in gaming subnotebooks like the Alienware 13 as a big reason for skipping additional GPU options for the XPS 13 family. A few competing 13-inch Ultrabooks like the HP Envy 13, Huawei MateBook X Pro, a...
Dell G5 15 SE in white and blue. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates G5 and G7 gaming laptops with Nvidia's new RTX 2000 cards and a 4K OLED display

Dell has announced at CES that it is upgrading the G5 15 5590, G7 15 7590, and G7 17 7790 with the new Nvidia RTX mobile GPUs, including the top-of-the-line RTX 2080. An OLED screen option is also being added, similar to the offer...
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 showing the stylus accessibility in different layouts. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 and Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Editions with new 'pen garage' and keyboard

Dell's newly announced update to the Inspiron 13 and Inspiron 15 7000 convertible 'Black Edition' features a new hinge design with a 'pen garage' to securely hold an active stylus. The new design is the middle ground between easy ...
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

January 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.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 2019 redesign (Source: Samsung Newsroom US)

CES 2019 | Samsung updates the ultra-slim Notebook 9 Pro

Introduced back in 2017, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro ultra-slim convertible has been redesigned for those "looking for a beautiful device that brings out their own unique style and can keep up with the pace of everyday life." Power...
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

January 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.
G-Sync will be available to non-certified monitors too, but Game Ready drivers will only be optimized for those monitors that NVIDIA has certified as being G-Sync Compatible. (Image source: NVIDIA)

CES 2019: NVIDIA is bringing G-Sync to FreeSync monitors and rebrands G-Sync HDR

NVIDIA is expanding its G-Sync technology to more monitors, the company has announced at CES in Las Vegas. NVIDIA has already certified 12 AMD FreeSync monitors as being "G-Sync Compatible" and will roll out the functionality for ...
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

January 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 budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

January 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.
Intel's Project Athena is now official, first laptops coming in H2 2019 (Source: Intel Newsroom on YouTube)

CES 2019 | Intel intros Project Athena and there are no satellites involved

Previously used for a secret satellite internet project and a BlackBerry phone, Athena returns as the name of an innovation program by Intel "that defines and aims to help bring to market a new class of advanced laptops that are p...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

Lenovo brings a new version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon to the CES. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 includes a revamped chassis with a Carbon-Fiber coating as well as the newest Intel CPUs and a brighter FHD screen option.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 convertible gets revamped for 2019 with a completely new chassis. For the first time ever on a ThinkPad X1 laptop, its completely made out of CNC-machined aluminium and not available in black.
Images via Lenovo

CES 2019 | Lenovo encourages gamers to "go beast mode" with the Legion Y740 gaming laptop

Lenovo aims to become more competitive in the mobile gaming market with the Legion Y740, the company's latest flagship gaming laptop. The Y740 comes in two sizes, a 15-inch and a 17-inch model. Both variants sport Intel's 8th gene...
The Wileyfox Pro may well prove to be the last Windows 10 Mobile device. (Image source: Wileyfox)

Windows Phone: The last Windows 10 Mobile handset has received another price cut

The last Windows Phone keeps getting cheaper. Wileyfox has reduced its Wileyfox Pro to a bargain price of £59.99, which is a massive drop from its initial pricing of £199.99 when it first launched.
The MateBook 13 is Huawei's answer to the Apple MacBook Air (Source: Huawei)

CES 2019 | The Huawei MateBook 13 is coming to the United States for $999 USD

The 13.3-inch laptop is 1.6 mm thinner than the 2018 MacBook Air and has a higher 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. Its Whiskey Lake-U options should provide a significant boost in CPU performance over the passively-cooled Amber La...
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model now features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 graphics

CES 2019 | Razer Blade 15 Advanced gets NVIDIA RTX 2000-series graphics

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model has been upgraded with new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000-series graphics cards for every budget, starting with the RTX 2060 with 6 GB GDDR6 and going all the way up to the RTX 2080 with 8 GB GDDR6. The ...
Asus ZenBook 14 UX431 ultrabook with Whiskey Lake and GeForce MX150

CES 2019 | Asus redefines luxury on a budget with the ZenBook 14 UX431

Featuring a generous selection of processor choices from Intel, the Asus ZenBook 14 UX431 integrates the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics adapter without being heavy or bulky. Its specs also include up to 16 GB of memory and 1 TB of ...
Asus ZenBook S13 ultrabook with 97 percent screen-to-body ratio

CES 2019 | The Asus ZenBook S13 comes with a reversed notch, 97 percent screen-to-body ratio

Powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake processor, the new ZenBook S13 is allegedly the thinnest laptop that features a discrete graphics solution. However, its main selling point is the impressive 97 percent screen-to-body ratio that ha...
The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is Asus' answer to the Razer Blade Pro

CES 2019 | The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is Asus' answer to the Razer Blade Pro

Debuting alongside the Nvidia Turing series for laptops, the upcoming Zephyrus GX701 will carry GTX 2080 Max-Q graphics and a 17.3-inch 144 Hz display with 3 ms response times for an ultra-smooth 1080p gaming experience. Its super...
Gigabyte Aero 15 Y9 and X9 now official with insane specifications (Source: Gigabyte)

CES 2019 | Gigabyte Aero 15 Y9 and X9 now official with insane specifications

Can the GeForce RTX 2080 fit in a chassis the size of a Dell XPS 15? Apparently so. Gigabyte has updated its most popular 15-inch laptop ever with CPU and GPU options normally reserved for thicker and larger gaming laptops. Day-to...
LG Gram 2-in-1 is now real and on sale ahead of CES 2019 (Source: LG)

LG Gram 2-in-1 is now real and on sale ahead of CES 2019

Even though LG seems set to showcase the new convertible at CES 2019, retailers like Best Buy are already listing the device for a starting price of $1500. The official product page shows everything we can expect from the first Gr...
HP Pavilion x360 (Core i3-8130U, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

80% HP Pavilion x360 (Core i3-8130U, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Bad development. HP refreshes the Pavilion x360 convertible with an Intel Core i3 CPU for 700 Euros (~$797). The manufacturer wants to stir up the convertible market with this strategy. We see some potential, but there are some major drawbacks.
Intel Core i3-8130U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Asus RoG Zephyrus S GX531GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus RoG Zephyrus S GX531GM (i7-8750H, GTX 1060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Unusual. Asus wraps the technology of the Zephyrus S in a thin and compact case. The hardware is able to render every current game smoothly on the matte 144-Hz IPS display. The possibilities to upgrade the device are very limited.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Core i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

89% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Core i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Great display, relatively weak connectivity. The new Surface Laptop 2 from Microsoft is a slightly reworked version of the old model with an up-to-date processor. Overall, this creates a well-balanced package. We are particularly happy with the 3:2 screen. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not improved connectivity.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.5" | 1.3 kg

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