Although the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin is perhaps best known for showing off the latest televisions and entertainment kit, many manufacturers also use the occasion to launch new laptops and PCs.

Almost all of the press conferences prior to the opening of the show's doors showcase a laptop, 2-in-1 or computer of some kind, with some offering quite incredible technology upgrades over previous models.

That's why we've decided to round up some of the news around the new notebooks and devices unveiled during IFA so you can see what the major firms had to offer all in the one place.

Lenovo announced a hearty line-up of laptops and PCs at its pre-IFA press conference, including a Surface tablet rival, an all-in-one and four notebooks of varying sizes and prices, with the cheapest starting at just 229 euros.

Coming between September and November are the Ideapad 100S, 300, 300S and 500, each with Windows 10 pre-installed and different feature sets, and in sizes ranging from 11- up to 17.3-inches.

An Ideacentre AIO 700 was also unveiled, which is a desktop all-in-one with a 21.5-inch Full HD screen, up to 16GB of RAM, the latest Intel Core i7 processor, and a 2TB hard drive.

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However, the crème de la crème of the line-up won't hit the streets until January next year. The Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 700 is a tablet with a tasty-looking folio keyboard cover, that can be specified to have a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 resolution touchscreen, new Core m7 processor, 8GB of RAM and Intel RealSense 3D camera that will work with Microsoft's new Hello security system. It offers facial recognition to unlock the machine as one of its many features.

Read more: Lenovo's latest laptop and tablet line-up leads with the Ideapad MIIX 700 and its RealSense Camera

Toshiba's ace up its sleeve is a 12.5-inch convertible laptop with a touchscreen display that can flip over to become a tablet-like device. However, that's not its killer feature.

The Satellite Radius 12 is, in fact, an Ultra HD 4K device - the first for that screen size. The 3840 x 2160 LED display can be further enhanced for picture quality through Technicolor-certified calibration technology.


The best spec'd version also has a 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and comes with Windows 10. It also includes a USB Type-C connection alongside two USB 3.0 ports.

Toshiba is yet to reveal how much it will cost, but it will be available from the fourth quarter of this year.

Read more: Toshiba aims at MacBook with 'world's first' 4K 12.5-inch Satellite Radius 12

The funkiest PC announced by Acer during its IFA press conference has to be the Revo Build. It is a modular, small form factor machine that can be built to user specifications by simply stacking one required module on top of another.

The main unit comprises a central module containing the processor, RAM and other essential inner workings, plus a graphics module with the GPU. Then other elements can be added, such as a sound module, hard drive and wireless power bank. It is, in essence, the computing equivalent to Google's Project Ara smartphone.

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Acer is yet to reveal a release date or price for the Revo Build, but it is open to suggestions for types of modules from consumers.

Another big focus for the brand at IFA is gaming. Alongside a tablet, smartphone, even a projector dedicated to gaming, Acer revealed two laptops and two desktops under the Predator moniker. These have been tuned specifically to appeal to hardcore gamers.

The Predator 15 and 17 notebooks are coming in November, starting at 1,599 euros and 1,799 euros respectively. The former has a 15.6-inch screen that can be spec'd at 4K (3840 x 2160) or Full HD, while the latter is 17.3-inches and available with a Full HD screen only.

They both sport 6th gen Intel Core i7 processors, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics, up to 32GB of RAM and FrostCore triple fan design to dissipate the amount of heat the tech will generate at full pelt.

There are two desktops launched in the range, the Predator G3 and the more expensive powerhouse that is the G6.


The Predator G6-710 starts at 1,999 euros and will be available from mid-September. It runs on a 6th gen Intel Core i7-6700K processor and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card is capable of 4K gaming, while the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 helps ensure the 5.1 surround sound is beefy enough for top level gamesplay.

READ MORE: Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

Asus also focused heavily on gaming PCs and laptops during its press event, but the one that catches our eye the most is the ROG GX700 - a bonkers hardcore gaming notebook with its own on-board water cooling system.

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It also comes with an overclockable 6th gen Intel K-SKU processor, Nvidia graphics and a 17-inch 4K UHD IPS display. It is, quite simply, a monster.

The company also revealed more about its Vivostick PC dongle, which is an entire computer on a device not much bigger than a USB memory stick.

It sports Windows 10, features 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and two USB ports on its slim body. There's an Intel Cherry Trail processor inside, so not quite bang up to date, but at around £85 it'll be an easy way to add a working PC into a separate room or behind your living room telly.


Indeed, thanks to Windows 10's Xbox One streaming feature, you could potentially even use it to play current gen games in any room in the house.

READ MORE: Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

With Asus and Acer focusing so much of its press conferences on gaming, it comes as no surprise as a specialist in that area has also detailed a new line-up of machines.

Gigabyte has a beefy range coming in the fourth quarter of this year, all featuring the new 6th gen Intel Core i7 processor. They will also feature M.2 PCIe SSD storage, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, DDR4 memory, and HDMI 2.0 outputs.


There are the 17-inch P37 and 15-inch P35 laptops with Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics and optional 4K (3840 x 2160) displays. They also feature hot swappable storage solutions, with an ODD/HDD bay.

A 14-inch P34 laptop comes with Nvidia GTX 970M graphics, as does the 15-inch P55 device. The former comes with an optional Quad HD display (2560 x 1440), while the latter has a Full HD screen. Although the latter is also capable of housing a 2TB HDD and 512GB SSD.

Finally, the 15-inch P15 has Nvidia GTX 950M graphics and a wide view matte Full HD display. It has an SSD inside, swappable HDD/ODD display and SBX Surround technology on board.

Prices for the Gigabyte laptops are yet to be revealed.