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Mar 29
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

89% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

Encore une fois. Apple's workhorse in a compact 13-inch size goes in the next round. An overview of the most important modifications: New Force Touch touchpad, update to Intel's Broadwell CPU including an Iris Graphics 6100, faster PCIe-based SSD, and a bigger battery. We are putting the 2015 model through its paces, and present our first results to bridge the time until publishing our complete test report.
Intel Core i5-5257U | Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

Business convertible. The ThinkPad Yoga fuses two of Lenovo's lines to offer professional users the 360 degree display of a Yoga convertible in a hybrid device. Is it now finely tuned or poorly twisted?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Here you will find the best notebooks under 1,000 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Mar 28
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43 new external reviews +
Pocket Lint: LG G Flex 2 review: Is curved the new cool?, PC Pro: Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+ Review, PC World: MSI GT80 Titan review: A crazy-fast gaming laptop with an old-school desktop keyboard, PC Pro: Dell Venue 8 7000 review, Pocket Lint: MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you, PC World: Moto E (2015) review: An adorable low-end phone with an absolutely abysmal camera, PC Pro: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display (13-inch, 2015) review, PC Pro: Motorola Moto E (2015) review - the ultimate budget mobile phone?, PC Perspective: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation Review: Two steps forward...?, PC Mag: HP Spectre x360 13t (13-4003), CNet France: Apple MacBook (2015) : prise en main, Pocket Lint: New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on), Pocket Lint: HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement, PC Mag: HTC One M9 (Unlocked), PC Mag: Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (2015), Laptop Media: Acer TravelMate P236 review – compact business partner with astonishing looks for half the price, PC Mag: Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C09S), Laptop Media: ASUS N751JK review – bulky, yet powerful and-eye pleasing 17-inch laptop, PC Mag: Acer Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171-325N), Laptop Media: ASUS ROG G771 review – N751’s more powerful gaming sibling, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire Switch 12 review – more than just a smartly built “2-in-1″ device, Laptop Media: ASUS ZENBOOK UX303LN review – a heavily armed beauty, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7) – gaming series by Acer, bursting with speed and elegance, Laptop Media: Motorola (Google) Nexus 6 review – too big, but so powerful, Laptop Media: Dell Latitude E5550 review – Dell’s secret weapon to take down the ThinkPad series, Laptop Media: Prestigio Multiphone 5550 DUO review – affordable phablet with quality camera, Laptop Media: Lenovo Y50 (4K display) review – gaming flagman with super-detailed screen, Pocket Lint: Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior, PC World: Tested: The Galaxy S6 is one of the best camera phones ever, PC Pro: Dell XPS 13 (2015) review, PC Perspective: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review (N910C) - Exynos and S Pens, PC Perspective: The Dell XPS 13 Notebook Review - Broadwell and Battery Life, Laptop Media: A short review on Samsung Galaxy A3 – the first mid-ranger with premium feel from the company, Laptop Media: Samsung Galaxy S6 review – a bunch of innovations in a beautiful body, Laptop Media: Dell XPS 13 (9343, 2015 Broadwell) review – Dell proved that luxurious design isn’t just an Apple thing, PC Pro: Dell Alienware 17 R2 review, PC Pro: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA, PC Mag: Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro (VN7-591G-70JY), Laptop Media: Dell Inspiron 15 (7548) review – sleek and powerful notebook with UHD touch screen, great for multimedia, Laptop Media: Lenovo ThinkPad E550 review – where budget and functionality go hand in hand , Laptop Media: Lenovo P70 review – an elegant and affordable smartphone with high performance and good durability, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition (VN7-591G, GTX 960M) review – same body, more powerful internals, Laptop Media: Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 quick review – affordable and stylish 7-inch 3G tablet
Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 alternative to Google Glass

Sony SmartEyeglass officially available for $840

These wearables similar to the notorious Google Glass are now officially available for $840 USD in ten different countries as a product for devel...
Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Small, yet good. Intel has offered small desktop PCs for a long time now. We wish to test their latest installment: the NUC with its brand-new Broadwell chip. In the following in-depth review, we will delve into its features and performance.
Intel Core i5-5250U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 690 g
Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
Mar 27
StarTech.com Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

StarTech.com introduces Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

This accessory offers a wide variety of ports and is designed to complement Apple MacBook Pro/Air, but should also work with other Thunderbolt-en...
Intel and Micron new 3D NAND die for SSD drives up to 3.5 TB

Intel and Micron launch new 3D NAND flash memory

This new 3D NAND technology allows standard 2.5-inch SSDs with over 10 TB of storage space as well as 3.5 TB gum stick-sized ones, and select par...
Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 2 kg
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

List of all currently available mobile graphics cards and their performance in games.
Samsung Galaxy 6 dual SIM variant for Russia, China, Philippines

Dual SIM Galaxy S6 to hit Russia, China and the Philippines

Although Samsung did not initially announce a dual SIM variant of the Galaxy S6, it seems that three big markets will get it after all.
HTC One M9 Android flagship smartphone now can be pre-ordered in the US

HTC One M9 now up for pre-order

The new HTC One flagship can be pre-ordered from HTC.com for $649 USD unlocked and will hit the stores on April 10, as previously announced.
Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

79% Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

Maintenance friendly The P15F v2 could be seen as the affordable entry model into Gigabyte's World of Gaming laptops. The buyer gets a high-performance computer with good maintenance and upgrade options.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
HP Envy 15 x360 Convertible Review

75% HP Envy 15 x360 Convertible Review

Twisted. The Envy 15 x360 is almost an exotic species, as 15.6-inch convertibles are few and far between. HP uses the computer's attractive case to tempt customers, but the manufacturer is neglectful when it comes to the hardware.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Mar 26
LG Watch Urbane LTE launches in South Korea

LG Watch Urbane LTE launches in South Korea

LG Electronics announced today that the LG Watch Urbane LTE will soon launch in South Korea. The smartwatch will be priced at 650,000 won, the eq...
With the next iPhone, Apple aims to cover all existing size categories.

Apple's next iPhone might be available in three sizes

Back by popular demand: the company is allegedly planning to please the buyers who prefer smaller phones by releasing a 4-inch iPhone 6C in addit...
Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface 2 successor

Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface 2 successor

A new report claims that Microsoft is planning to launch a successor to the Surface 2. After finding little success with Windows RT tablets, Micr...
ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini Android smartphone

ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 Mini and Z9 Max smartphones

The two handsets offer 4G LTE connectivity, metal frame designs and rear glass panels, as well as good specs for their prices.
Samsung could acquire AMD soon

Samsung shows interest in acquiring AMD

Recent reports from South Korea claim that the two companies are already in talks but such rumors are very old and nothing has been officially co...
Samsung Xcover 3 has microSD slot and a similar design to S6 Active, claim rumors

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active could bring back the microSD slot

While both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge lack a removable battery, microSD slot, and water resistance, it looks like Galaxy S6 Active will bri...
HTC One M9 First Impressions

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions

Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Mainstream. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Anniversary Column - Finances

Anniversary Column - Finances

10 years of Notebookcheck. What better occasion for the bean-counters of the company to shed some light on to the origins of the website and shar...
Mar 25
HTC is expected to unveil its One M9+ on 8th of April

HTC schedules "More than One" launch event for April 8

Most likely, the Taiwanese manufacturer will announce its new One M9+ smartphone. Rumored specifications include an octa-core Mediatek SoC and a ...
Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL

Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digita...
Leaked HTC One E9+ photos show glossy plastic build

Leaked HTC One E9+ photos show glossy plastic build

Several new photos of the HTC One E9+ leaked online today showing an all-plastic build. The main highlights include a qHD display and a 20MP prim...
Logitech MX Master wireless mouse officially announced

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse officially announced

Logitech recently unveiled the MX Master, the third mouse in the company's MX series. The main highlights are a Darkfield laser sensor and a batt...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablets on AT&T get Android 5.0 Lollipop

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 gets Android 5.0 update

Owners of this Samsung phablet on AT&T now have access to the first Lollipop update for their devices. The firmware comes in a 1.2 GB package and...
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

Quiet and cool. Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 11e is designed for schools, which means the device is pretty sturdy. Such a notebook should have long battery runtimes – but the Yoga 11e is only average in this category.
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

The price is hot. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

March 2015 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our ...
Mar 24
HP brings Bang & Olufsen audio to some of its products

HP announces a partnership with Bang & Olufsen

The well-known Danish audio manufacturer will replace Beats Audio, helping HP to enhance their products' sound.
Upcoming Xiaomi Ferrari smartphone shows up in benchmark result

Upcoming Xiaomi Ferrari smartphone shows up in benchmark result

A currently unannounced Xiaomi "Ferrari" smartphone surfaced online today in a leaked benchmark result. The main highlights of the Xiaomi Ferrari...
Foldable smartphone concept render

Foldable smartphones could be coming next year

Reports from South Korea claim that first foldable smartphones from Samsung will hit the market in 2016, while first such tablets could arrive be...
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NVIDIA GeForce 930M

256 Maxwell cores @ 1029MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 1800MHz
Russian retailer leaks the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos

Russian retailer leaks the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos

An online retailer from Russia has leaked the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos. As the name suggests, the new S6 version comes with dual-SIM support.
Lenovo K3 Note phablet officially announced

Lenovo K3 Note phablet officially announced

Lenovo has officially unveiled the K3 Note, a budget Android phablet. In addition to a fullHD display, the K3 Note also comes with an octa-core p...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

1, 2, Police. Hardline is a breath of fresh air for the Battlefield series: the single-player experience is radically different from that of the predecessors. Our focus will be on the hardware requirements of the new First-Person-Shooter.
Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

Compact beast. Compact or powerful? The Schenker XMG C405 is both. This 14-inch model runs all the latest games but we recommend using headphones.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Anniversary Column - Business Models

Anniversary Column - Business Models

10 years of Notebookcheck. What better occasion for the bean-counters of the company to shed some light on to the origins of the website and shar...
Mar 23
Infosonics announces the LTE-enabled verykool SL4500 Fusion

Infosonics announces the LTE-enabled verykool SL4500 Fusion

Infosonics announced today the verykool SL4500 Fusion, a budget smartphone with LTE capabilities. The smartphone is priced at $159 unlocked.
Leaked Sony Xperia Cosmos photo shows front-facing LED flash

Leaked Sony Xperia Cosmos photo shows front-facing LED flash

A new Sony smartphone rumored to be called the Xperia Cosmos surfaced online today in a leaked photo. The main highlight of the Xperia Cosmos see...
Snapdragon 815 and 620: cooler than current-gen Qualcomm chips ?

Snapdragon 815 and 620: cooler than current-gen Qualcomm chips ?

According to a couple of leaked Qualcomm documents, the Snapdragon 620 and the Snapdragon 815 run at lower temperatures relative to their current...
LG G4 Note could get a metal case

LG G4 Note phablet rumored to come with a metal case

The company might build a premium rival to Samsung's new flagships, but it won't be the upcoming G4 smartphone.
Nexus 10 Android 5.1 Lollipop update notification screen

Nexus 10 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Android Build 5.1.0 [LMY47D] for the Nexus 10 rolls out worldwide via OTA and should also hit other Nexus tablets later this week.
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AMD A8-7650K Desktop APU Review

Kaveri x86 4 cores @ 3300 - 3800 MHz 28nm
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

Luxurious Digital Frame. It is easy to confuse the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 with a digital picture frame. However, thanks to its kickstand and Windows 8.1, the device has a lot more to offer.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 419 g

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