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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 new Samba client for Andriod doesn't use updated SMB protocols. (Source: Android Police)

Google's new Samba client for Android uses the highly vulnerable SMBv1 protocol

The SMBv1 protocol was the entry route for the recent ransomware attacks, and it comes as a surprise that Google is still developing an app based on this protocol — even after it has been deprecated, putting end users at risk.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

July 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 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

July 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 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

July 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

July 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

July 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 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

July 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.
The Surface Pro features improved performance, battery life, and design over the Surface Pro 4. (Source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro users complain of random shut-offs

Microsoft has confirmed that some Surface Pro units are being affected by sudden and random hibernation — though other users assert the laptop is simply turning off abruptly, causing them to lose work.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo IdeaPad 320, 320s, 520, 520s, and the Yoga 720 are finally available in Europe

Lenovo's refreshed 2017 lineup of budget to mainstream consumer offerings range from as low as 320 Euros for the 15-inch IdeaPad 320 to as high as 1200 Euros for the 15.6-inch Yoga 720.
The Orwl is quite small but includes a plethora of security features. (Source: Crowd Supply)

"Self-destructing" PC will keep hackers at bay

The Orwl mini PC includes a plethora of security features including the protection against physical tempering, which triggers a "self-destruct" mechanism even if the device is unplugged.
Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5580 (Full HD, i5-7300U) Laptop Review

Take two, action! This is the second time we have reviewed the Dell Latitude 5580. Last time, its general impression was clouded by a disappointing TN panel. This time, the 15-inch Latitude is presenting itself with a Full HD IPS panel and a pimped CPU.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Inital renders of 'Mercury' revealed that the device could be a large Lumia variant. (Source: MSPoweruser)

Nokia's cancelled 'Mercury' tablet is reminiscent of a large Lumia phone

Leaked images reveal that the Nokia 'Mercury' tablet could have been a decent Windows 8 device with enough power for day-to-day tasks.
Nvidia GTX 1060 is now the most popular DirectX 12 GPU amongst Steam users

The GTX 1060 is finally more popular than the GTX 750 Ti on Steam

The GTX 1060 has just jumped ahead of the GTX 750 Ti on Steam's latest hardware survey with a very high 1.1 percent month-to-month growth rate.
HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

82% HP Omen 15t 2017 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full HD) Laptop Review

An update, anyone? It has taken some time, but now HP has treated its 15-inch model of the Omen series to a performance upgrade. A Kaby Lake CPU and Pascal-generation Nvidia graphics card have put fresh wind in its sails - but has it been worth the wait?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years (Source: AMD)

AMD CPU market share is the highest it's been in three years

PC builders have been flocking to Ryzen and the effects are already starting to show on the Internet's most popular CPU benchmark database.
EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% EVGA SC15 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

The best GTX 1060 laptop.. almost. "Thin-and-light" without the "light". The SC15 is hefty but not bulky and fast but not noisy. It's close to being everything we're looking for in a premium gaming laptop under $2000 USD.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% HP Omen 17 (7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, FHD) Laptop Review

Wasted opportunities. This year’s Omen 17 update brings us a Pascal GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a powerful Kaby Lake CPU. Our review is going to reveal whether or not we can recommend the Omen 17 despite some drawbacks.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Google Drive to become Backup and Sync in the coming weeks, June 28 launch postponed

Google delays Backup and Sync's release

Although Google Drive was supposed to be replaced by Backup and Sync on June 28, it looks like this change has been delayed by a few weeks and, sadly, there is no accurate launch date to talk about at this stage.
Windows Timeline will debut on Insider builds shortly after release of the Fall Creators Update. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows Timeline is out of the Fall Creators Update for now

The Windows Timeline feature, which aims to provide a chronological view of your activity across all your devices, is currently off the roadmap for the Fall Creators Update.
Though it's had no shortage of bugs, Dell's XPS 15 9560 remains the ultraportable workstation to beat. (Source: Windows Central)

XPS 15 9560 gets BIOS update fixing Skylake/Kaby Lake microcode bug

Dell has rolled-out BIOS update version 1.3.4 for their popular XPS 15 9560-series notebooks. The BIOS update fixes include the recently discovered microcode bug with Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures.
Petya’s kill-chain diagram with platform defenses able to mitigate or prevent certain techniques in Windows 10. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft ensures Windows 10 is the only way to stay protected against ransomware attacks like Petya

Microsoft's latest threat analysis notes an ever-increasing sophistication in the ransomware codes, but states that Windows 10 and Windows 10 S block such threats by default.
HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% HP Pavilion 15 Power (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Power play. HP is pushing the limits on how powerful a Pavilion system can be without calling it a gaming notebook. The Pavilion 15 Power is the best and potentially most expensive in the series yet.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

July 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming 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 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

July 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

July 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) 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

July 2017 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 Laptops under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

July 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) 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.
Razer investigating potential Synapse software security threat

Razer investigating potential Synapse software security threat

We recommend that owners of any Razer laptop or keyboard change their passwords until the manufacturer can provide a proper public response to the apparent security flaw.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update July 2017.
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Windows 10 users will be prompted to update to the latest version of the OS. Additionally, users are encouraged to review their privacy settings. (Source: Microsoft)

Users still running the first version of Windows 10 are encouraged to update

Microsoft announced in May that, having reached its end-of-life, the initial release of Windows 10 (version 1507) would no longer receive monthly quality updates. Users still running the outdated version of the OS will now be prompted to update via a desktop notification, according to a recent post to the company's blog.
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Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

86% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-593G (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Difficult heritage. The new Nitro has to connect to the success of its Skylake predecessor. Although it has more gaming power for this, it is not enough for a Very Good rating. Where is the shortcoming? Update 06-29-2017: 4K display
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Negotiations with Microsoft by the Indian Government may offer users a low cost upgrade option to Windows 10. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft pressured to offer Windows 10 upgrades at 75 percent off due to ransomware attacks

With many devices still languishing with older Windows versions, the Indian Government is pressing Microsoft for a one-time discount on Windows 10 to curb the proliferation of ransomware.
With no tangible benefits over its bigger cousin, the Surface Mini was shelved in the last minute. (Source: Windows Central)

Pictures of the cancelled Surface Mini reveal why it didn't hold promise

With nothing noteworthy to offer apart from a smaller display and an underpowered processor, the Surface Mini was cancelled by Microsoft at the last minute.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review

90% Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5-7300U, 256 GB) Convertible Review

Olden but golden. Without a USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3, the 2017 model of Microsoft's Surface Pro seems kind of dowdy. The fanless operation we have already seen in Acer's Alpha 12, and unfortunately the device throttles noticeably. Is the only benefit left really its decent battery life?
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
With its vast user base, a recently discovered security flaw in Skype could potentially put millions of users at risk. (Source: Microsoft)

Security exploit discovered in Skype

A recently discovered security flaw in Skype potentially allows remote attackers to execute malicious code. Microsoft has since fixed the vulnerability in a patch, and Skype users are urged to make sure their Skype application is up-to-date.
Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Toshiba Portégé X30 (i7-7600U, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Featherweight champion? Toshiba's Portégé X30 packs tons of features in one of the lightest bodies currently available. Can the X30 compete with other thin-and-light heavyweights, or will it get knocked out?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1 kg
Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America (Source: Huawei)

Huawei MateBook series officially coming to North America

The existing MateBook X, MateBook D, and MateBook E should be shipping within the next few months with online pre-orders beginning tomorrow.
MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

82% MSI GL72 7RD-028 Laptop (Core i7, Full HD) Review

Nothing new. MSI has given its entry-level 17-inch GL72 a hardware update. The new service package is enough to enjoy Full HD resolution adapted to the current gaming world. However, the device cannot offer any other improvements or innovations.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
What the Lumia 960 could have been. (Source: Baidu)

The phone that wasn't: Even more pics of cancelled Lumia 960 leak online

The alleged Lumia 960 could have been a stop-gap phone for Microsoft until it reinvented the wheel with the fabled Surface Phone.
Windows Defender Exploit Guard in action. (Source: GHacks)

Microsoft reveals some of the upcoming enterprise security features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

There's never been a time to be more secure than now, and the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update looks to reinforce this fact
Meet NotPetya, the raging ransomware that could've been prevented by the NSA

Meet NotPetya, the raging ransomware that could've been prevented by the NSA

New ransomware sashay around the block, and it's a situation that may have been prevented by the NSA. Petya and NonPetya are on the loose, with over 2000 organizations around the world facing attacks, according to Kaspersky.
HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

HP publishes then removes 2017 Omen 15t product page

The redesigned Omen 15t will include Thunderbolt 3, RX 550 and GTX 1060 graphics options, and a 120 Hz IPS display.
Source: Rhomb.io

Smach Z handheld gaming PC likely to be delayed (again)

Due to a disagreement with a key hardware partner, the Smach Z handheld gaming PC is likely to run into further delays (if not cancellation).
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 page in Windows Store, only available for members of the Windows Insider program

SUSE Linux hits Windows Store for Insiders

Members of the Windows Insiders program can now download SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and openSUSE directly via Microsoft's Windows Store. Windows 10 users who are not members of the program can view both programs in Windows Store, but cannot download them.
The bug affects all Kaby Lake and Skylake chips with Hyperthreading. (Source: Intel)

Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures

A serious bug in the microcode for Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake CPUs has been found. The bug can cause misbehavior of software and loss of data. It affects all 6th and 7th-gen CPUs with Hyperthreading enabled.
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
 Acer TravelMate P648 G2 M 7619

90% Acer TravelMate P648-G2 (i7, 256 GB) Laptop Review

The predecessor of Acer's TravelMate P648-G2 managed a very good fourth place among devices by Dell, Lenovo, and HP. The present test proves that Acer remains close to its competitors thanks to regular component updates and that it continues to establish itself as a manufacturer of high-performance business laptops.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Ultra-light Asus Vivobook S510 series coming to Europe

Ultra-light Asus Vivobook S510 series coming to Europe

The attractive starting price of $699 USD aims to be a cheaper option compared to the popular Zenbook 3, Spectre 13, or XPS 13.

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