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Lenovo is the best overall laptop brand, according to Laptop Mag. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo dethrones Apple in Laptop Mag's "Best & Worst Laptop Brands" list for 2017

Lenovo has claimed the top spot from Apple in Laptop Mag's annual brand ranking. The Cupertino giant fell to 5th place due to controversial design changes in its Macbook and Macbook Pro lines.
Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

84% Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Untiring. Asus is also active in the area of business notebooks. The well-equipped 15.6-inch model ASUSPRO P4540UQ challenges the established models of the competition. In terms of battery runtimes, Asus can score a victory.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 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.
Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available in Taiwan for $9000 USD

Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available for $9000 USD

The curved 21-inch laptop has launched in Taiwan with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a backlit mechanical keyboard, and Tobii eye-tracking cameras.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 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.
Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

82% Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

Large entry-level gamer. The Nexoc G739 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a strong Kaby Lake Core-i7 and the new Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. But the downside of the good performance is high emissions.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

April 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$834) 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.
Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Breezy marathon runner. The Aero 14 is Gigabyte's first attempt at a mobile gaming laptop. The recipe for this seems quite simple, really. Start with high-end hardware, a well-made aluminum case, add a WQHD display and season to taste with a surprisingly capable battery. This much we can tell already: it performs very well but even this jack of all trades doesn't come without compromises.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

The Lapbook 12.3 is coming this month with its oddball native 2736 x 1824 resolution display and Celeron N3450 SoC.
Game console emulators like Nesbox will no longer be available on the Windows Store. (Source: Nesbox)

The Windows Store has officially banned emulators

Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
Scorpio will offer 50 percent more memory than the PS4 Pro, going up to 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. (Source: The Verge)

Microsoft announces Xbox Scorpio specs

Project Scorpio, the name Microsoft uses to call their successor the Xbox One, was called “the most powerful console ever,” and today the company showed that this isn't just marketing language. According to Digital Foundry, the current Xbox and Playstation have been left in the dust by the new hardware.
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The PX7 Pro SE is a notebook capable of server workloads. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server

The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.
Dell Latitude 7480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Dell Latitude 7480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Business as usual. With its redesigned chassis, lighter weight and much-improved battery life, the upper-class Latitude once again ticks all the right check boxes when it comes to business notebooks. The 14-inch 7480 is equipped with current-generation hardware, offers great performance and features a top-notch keyboard. Coil whine is very noticeable, however.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Many users probably believe they can maintain a secure system without regularly sending usage data back to Microsoft. (Source: TechCrunch)

Microsoft publishes details on Windows 10 data collection

Executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson wrote on Microsoft's blog about the updates to the Windows 10 privacy policy that will roll out with the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11.
ODYS Vario Pro 12 (Z8350, HD) Convertible Review

79% ODYS Vario Pro 12 (Z8350, HD) Convertible Review

Pen input. The convertible from Odys brings an active pen with it which allows simple use of the Windows Ink functionality. This is accompanied by a quiet operation, good battery runtimes, and an IPS screen. With a price tag of around 260 Euros (~$276) the device is also affordable.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
HP Spectre x360 13 (7500U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 13 (7500U, 4K UHD) Convertible Review

Spectre spectacle. HP introduced the redesigned Spectre x360 FHD last November with the promise of a 4K UHD version in early 2017. The manufacturer has finally delivered with the Spectre x360 13-ac033dx, though the 4K SKU will cost a hefty $1600 USD.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
51.2 percent of Steam players are running Windows 10

51.2 percent of Steam users are running Windows 10

Windows 10 continues to be the most popular OS amongst Steam gamers and this is expected to grow with the public release of Game Mode.
StatCounter's data is based on 15 billion page views per month of 2.5 million sites. (Source: StatCounter)

Android is now the world's most popular OS for web browsing

Google's Android has overtaken Windows to become the world's most popular platform for accessing the internet, according to StatCounter. StatCounter called the March figures a "milestone in technology history and the end of an era."
AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X & 1800X Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X & 1800X Review

We reviewed three new Ryzen CPUs and will talk about some rather controversial reviews as well as basics of the new Zen architecture.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
Cube iWork 3X Windows tablet with Intel Celeron N3450 processor

Cube unveils iWork 3X Windows tablet

This convertible tablet comes with a 12.3-inch high-resolution IPS display and an Intel Apollo Lake processor, next to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, all for around $290 USD in China and about $360 USD internationally.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 (7500U, QHD) Convertible Laptop Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720 (7500U, QHD) Convertible Laptop Review

3:2 Surface. With its QHD+ display and Kaby Lake 15-watt SOC, Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 720 represents formidable competition for the Microsoft Surface. But the unbalanced fans and low-quality microphone spoil the 12-inch model for us.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C (6006U, HD) Laptop Review

78% Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-C (6006U, HD) Laptop Review

Office worker. With its Satellite Pro R50-C-16V, Toshiba presents a quiet, 15.6-inch office device that hardly heats up. A Core i3 processor from the Skylake generation provides the necessary computing power. The Windows 10 Pro operating system boosts the laptop's price to almost 500 Euros (~$534).
Intel Core i3-6006U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL (A8-7410, HD) Laptop Review

74% Lenovo IdeaPad 110-15ACL (A8-7410, HD) Laptop Review

No stamina. Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop is available for approximately 350 Euros (~$372). The laptop's highlights are its 1-TB hard drive and 8 GB of working memory. However, buyers will have to accept a low-performance APU and a short battery life.
AMD A8-7410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
JEDEC is the global leader in setting memory standards. (Source: JEDEC)

DDR5 memory is coming, and it is fast

The new standard promises to bring twice the bandwidth and density over current DDR4 memory. Publication is expected to be finalized in 2018.
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 (Core i5, Full-HD) Laptop Review

84% Fujitsu LifeBook A557 (Core i5, Full-HD) Laptop Review

A solid office device! With the introduction of the ULV processors into Fujitsu's LifeBooks, they had to suffer some losses in terms of performance. In this short test we have summarized for you whether things are looking up again with the new Kaby Lake processors.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP Spectre 13 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

86% HP Spectre 13 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Who has the slimmest one? With a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters (~0.4 in), HP's Spectre is even slimmer than some tablets. After its launch in 2016, the laptop has been updated slightly technically. We have summarized how HP's silver Spectre scores in this report.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
The original Starcraft is now available for free as a public beta. (Source: Blizzard)

Blizzard releases original Starcraft for free

The title is currently available for free on Battle.net. Technically a public beta test of version 1.18, the single player campaign is available in its entirety, and multiplayer is available through PTR.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX370UA Windows convertible with Intel Core i7-7200U

Asus ZenBook Flip UX370UA sufaces online

This upcoming 13.3-inch convertible has recently visited FCC, this visit revealing a premium design with four premium speakers and an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and more.
Could the Surface Pro's 2736x1824-pixel screen see an upgrade to 4K resolution? (Source: Tech Radar)

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5's release date is right around the corner, sources say

It's almost time for Microsoft to unveil its fifth iteration of the increasingly popular Surface Pro tablets. As well-received as they were, consumers are hoping that the company has addressed some of the device's drawbacks.
Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker now available in multiple colors

Fitbit Alta HR launches globally

Advertised as "the world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking," this smart wearable comes with a battery life of up to a week. The colors available for the classic band are black, blue gray, coral, and fuchsia, while the price tag reads $149.95 USD.
Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

Gigabyte details Sabre 15 gaming notebook with GTX 1050 graphics

The mid-range 15.6-inch gaming notebook will be coming soon with GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti options and a Core i7-7700HQ CPU.
Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

85% Schenker XMG U507 (Clevo P751DM2-G) Laptop Review

Maintenance-friendly.High-performance gaming laptops can be found a dime a dozen. However, many devices are disappointing when it comes to the cleaning and upgrading options under the hood. The XMG U507 by Schenker Technologies aims to do a better job in this respect and allows its customers to tinker in many aspects. We put the 15-inch laptop through our extensive test course.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
HP Pavilion 17t (7700HQ, UHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

76% HP Pavilion 17t (7700HQ, UHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Pascal Pavilion Premiere… A UHD configuration of the Pavilion 17t-ab200 we reviewed last month has made it through our labs… but are the extra display panel perks enough to put it over the top?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mass Effect Andromeda Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Wooden effect. About five years after the last part of the Mass Effect trilogy, EA risks restarting its jam-packed narrative and extremely successful role-playing game series. As beautiful as the largest part of the graphics may be, the game unfortunately fails in one of the most important atmosphere-giving elements, namely body and face animations. Our benchmark-check primarily focuses on the performance with laptop and desktop GPUs.
A screenshot showing off Windows 10's new "Compact Overlay" feature, which will allow apps to have a sort of picture in picture mode when in the background. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 Creators Update available early

The official Windows 10 Creators update is already available for those who would like to update manually. The update brings some significant new features to Windows 10.
Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

Unlocked BIOS free with Eurocom Tornado F5 for a limited time

New purchases of the 15.6-inch Tornado F5 will be ready to overclock without any additional charges. The notebook is notable for its use of upgradeable LGA 1151 processors and MXM 3.0b graphics cards.
Aida64 v5.90 update adds support for Ryzen Summit Ridge and Apollo Lake

Aida64 v5.90 update adds support for Ryzen Summit Ridge and Apollo Lake

The new version is now available for download in preparation for the Windows 10 Creators Update.
MS Office 2013 running on an Asus Chromebook Flip C100. (Source: CodeWeavers)

Microsoft Office can run on Chromebooks via CrossOver

Using CrossOver Android, James Ramey (president of CodeWeavers) was able to run MS Word 2013 on his Asus Chromebook Flip C100. The group plans to have a preview of the software released before the end of the month.
Microsoft's sleek Surface Studio was certainly eye-catching, but the machine is not exactly affordable. (Source: Microsoft)

The Surface Book 2 may not be a part of Microsoft's spring hardware launch

Microsoft has long been rumored to be planning a spring 2017 Surface launch, but what exactly will the device be?
Samsung teases Windows-based Galaxy Book 12 detachable in new video

Samsung teases Windows-based Galaxy Book 12 detachable in new video

The video unfortunately shows little about the Surface Pro 4 contender other than a few snippets of the hardware inside. Prices and availability remain mysteries.
Lenovo Yoga 510-14AST (A9-9410, HD) Convertible Review

78% Lenovo Yoga 510-14AST (A9-9410, HD) Convertible Review

Disappointing screen. Lenovo's 14-inch convertible carries a price tag of around 500 Euros (~$533). The buyer gets a Stoney Ridge APU with a solid-state drive, and 4 GB of working memory. Lenovo ruins the overall good impression by installing a viewing angle dependent TN panel.
AMD A9-9410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge) | 14" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo launching VR-ready ThinkStation P320

Develop3D Live | Lenovo launching VR-ready ThinkStation P320

Interested in 3D CAD and VR work? Lenovo provides an easy, economical entry into the world of virtual reality with its new Workstation P320.
Intel's Optane Memory is coming to consumer markets in bite-size capacities. (Photo source: Intel)

Intel Optane storage coming to consumer markets

The fast storage solution will be available in 16 GB ($44) and 32 GB ($77) capacities. Their primary use seems to be as a fast cache drive for a larger SSD or HDD.
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)

Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.
MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Stealth gamer. The first generation GS60 was infamous for its loud fans and hot temperatures. Now that the second generation GS63VR has been made available with more power efficient Kaby Lake and Pascal options, the super-thin MSI series has been a lot easier to recommend.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

The 27-inch All-in-One will utilize an edge-to-edge glass touchscreen with four 3 W Harman Kardon speakers.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

New business benchmark? The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is already the 5th generation of the extremely portable business laptop. Lenovo not only equips its flagship device with modern Kaby Lake processors, but also uses a completely reworked chassis including modern ports. Update: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
HP Pavilion 15t X7P44AV (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

79% HP Pavilion 15t X7P44AV (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Budget-friendly gaming. HP's Pavilion 15 features a no-frills design and comes in many different configurations. Equipped with a quad-core CPU and a dedicated GPU, the multimedia allrounder is more than adequate for casual gaming as well.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Corsair One gaming PC now available

Corsair One gaming PC now available

The manufacturer's first pre-built desktop PC starts at just under 2000 Euros and includes a GTX 1070, liquid-cooled i7-7700K CPU, and 16 GB of RAM.
The Asus Transformer Pro T304 with detachable keyboard. (Source: ASUS)

Asus launches the Transformer Pro T304 as a Surface Pro competitor

The Asus Transformer Pro T304 resembles the Surface Pro 4's design to the point of being almost indistinguishable from it. It even offers similar specs and accessories, plus a competitive price tag.

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