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Thursday, 2014-04-24
Review Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch Notebook
79% Review Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch Notebook
Quiet Worker. A conservative Intel Core i7, a dedicated graphics card from Nvidia and a fast SSD ensure great system performance. The manufacturer promises and delivers a long battery life, despite all these powerful components. Find out more about this model in our in-depth review.
Intel Core i7-4500U | NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Wednesday, 2014-04-23
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1 case Griffin Survivor
Griffin announces Survivor cases for Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 and the new Tab4 series
Galaxy TabPro 8.4 owners can already pre-order the new case for $64....
Kingston SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSD 480 GB version
Kingston launches new SSDNow mS200 mSATA SSDs with increased storage space
Kingston has just added a 240 GB model and one offering 480 GB of st...
Lenovo K1 HD (2014) benchmark results on GFXBench
Lenovo K1 HD (2014) spotted on GFXBench
The benchmark results of the device are public and place the upcomin...
Review Clevo W670SJQ (Nexoc M731) Barebones Notebook
78% Review Clevo W670SJQ (Nexoc M731) Barebones Notebook
Between gaming and multimedia. The M731 from Nexoc combines the advantages of an all-rounder and a high-end notebook. While the 17-inch chassis is still comparatively portable and not too bulky, the components offer a decent performance that is even sufficient for current games.
Intel Core i7-4810MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Review Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) Tablet
85% Review Asus VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) Tablet
Windows for the back pocket. Windows 8 is gaining ground, particularly in the tablet segment. Although Android is still clearly dominating the mass market, many manufactures offer smaller 8-inch tablets with a full Windows install and thus x86 program-compatibility. With success?
Intel Atom Z3740 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8" | 380 g
Tuesday, 2014-04-22
Sony Xperia Z2 Android tablet hits the US market starting at $499.99 USD
Sony Xperia Z2 now up for pre-order in the US
The 16 GB WiFi-only variant of the 10.1-inch slate can be purchased ...
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive in August
Second update of Windows 8.1 could arrive in August
Industry insiders claim that Windows 8.1 will get another update in ...
Xplore Technologies XC6 DM/DML the industry's most rugged tablet
Xplore Technologies introduces XC6 series of rugged tablets
The new series of Windows tablet PCs packs fourth generation Intel C...
Review Acer TravelMate P255-MG-54204G50Mnkk Notebook
74% Review Acer TravelMate P255-MG-54204G50Mnkk Notebook
Typing machine with gaming aspirations. The Acer TravelMate P255-MG is first of all a notebook for office use. Interestingly, the device is also outfitted with an AMD graphics solution that is usually strong enough even for more demanding games. Our review reveals more.
Intel Core i5-4200U | AMD Radeon R7 M265 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks
April 2014 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1104) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Workstation
83% Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG001BGE Workstation
Enhanced transformation. We reviewed a Lenovo ThinkPad W540 model with rather weak hardware a few weeks ago. The second test model delivers many things we wished for. The impact of these differences will be illustrated in this review.
Intel Core i7-4800MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Monday, 2014-04-21
Motorola Solutions signs licensing agreement with Microsoft
Microsoft signs a patent licensing agreement with Motorola
After HTC, Samsung, Nikon and many others, Microsoft signs an agreem...
Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship handset colors available
Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime could launch soon
The handset could feature a 5.2-inch display with 2K resolution, a Q...
Google Nexus Android tablet render
Google Nexus 8 to be manufactured by HTC
HTC will team up with Google for the release of the new 8-inch Andro...
Review Asus X750LN-TY012H Notebook
77% Review Asus X750LN-TY012H Notebook
Haswell meets Maxwell. Asus offers a multimedia all-rounder for around 700 Euros (~$966) with the X750LN-TY012H. Thanks to the new GeForce 840M GPU, the notebook should be suited for gaming. Nvidia advertises a performance improvement of up to 35 percent compared to the predecessor – the GeForce GT 740M.
Intel Core i7-4500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Sunday, 2014-04-20
LG Isai FL leak could be a blueprint for the G3
LG Isai FL leak could be a blueprint for the G3
Leaked specifications for the Japan-only Isai FL could be the basis ...
Saturday, 2014-04-19
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks
April 2014 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Friday, 2014-04-18
Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr now available for download
Canonical launches Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Labeled by ZDNet as "the best desktop Ubuntu ever," Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...
Review Update HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET Notebook
84% Review Update HP EliteBook 850 G1-H5G44ET Notebook
Slowed down. Besides the Core i7 processor and the improved memory equipment, it is the dedicated Radeon HD 8750M in particular that is supposed to justify the considerable price of the top version from the EliteBook 850-series. But can the thin chassis actually handle the additional heat?
Intel Core i7-4600U | AMD Radeon HD 8750M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Review Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk Notebook
80% Review Acer Aspire E1-572G-54204G50Mnkk Notebook
Mainstream challenger. When thinking about gaming suitable laptops in a price range of 600 Euros (~$829), there is barely getting around Nvidia's mid-range GeForce GT 740M. AMD's new Radeon R7 M265 with a 128-bit memory interface opposes it now. And in fact, the review sample not only keeps pace in gaming but also proves to be quite competitive in other areas.
Intel Core i5-4200U | AMD Radeon R7 M265 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Thursday, 2014-04-17
AT&T's LG G Flex curved smartphone gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat update
LG G Flex users on AT&T get their Android 4.4.2 KitKat update
AT&T customers who use the curved smartphone can get their update st...
Eurocom Electra 2 notebook with GeForce GTX 850M graphics
Eurocom Electra 2 notebook launches with GeForce GTX 850M graphics
This new portable features NVIDIA Maxwell graphics, Intel Haswell pr...
Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April
Galaxy S5 expected at Staples on the 20th of April
Galaxy S5 will be available at Staples for $199 with a two-year cont...
Review HP ProBook 645 G1 Notebook
77% Review HP ProBook 645 G1 Notebook
14-inch business. The ProBook 645 is a 14-inch business laptop. Besides a matte screen, swift hard drive and good input devices, the laptop features classic business qualities like a docking port and a SmartCard reader. The laptop can also be furnished with an LTE modem.
AMD A6-5350M | AMD Radeon HD 8450G | 14" | 2 kg
Lenovo announces the Flex 2 line of laptops
Lenovo announces the Flex 2 line of laptops
The refresh brings options for higher-end processors, AMD Radeon or ...
Wednesday, 2014-04-16
LG mobile processors manufactured by TSMC could power the LG G3 as soon as June
LG plans to build its own processors
LG starts to rebuild its semiconductor business and the company's up...
LG G3 retail box leaked image
LG G3 could arrive in June
LG's next flagship will be called G3 and could arrive as soon as Jun...
Tizen OS Samsung smartphone to be unveiled in June
First Tizen-powered phone by Samsung to launch by the end of Q2
The South Korean company will introduce at least two handsets runnin...
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Intel Core i7 4712MQ Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2300 - 3300 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i7 4710MQ Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2500 - 3500 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i5 4210M Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2600 - 3200 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i3 4110M Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2600 MHz 22nm
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Intel Pentium 3560M Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2400 MHz 22nm
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Intel Celeron 2970M Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2200 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i7 4760HQ Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2100 - 3300 MHz 22nm
Review Update Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M75A1DE Ultrabook
78% Review Update Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M75A1DE Ultrabook
Sharp and matte. The version of the Lifebook U904 with a matte WQHD+ display and without a touchscreen has now found its way into our list of candidates for review. Does the anti-reflective surface do its job well? How does the notebook fare compared to its competitors? Read our review to find out.
Intel Core i5-4200U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
The Elder Scrolls Online Benchmarked
The Elder Scrolls Online Benchmarked
Big, bigger, TESO. As one of the last publishers to do so, Bethesda Softworks tries an MMORPG by subscription. The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is intended to piggyback off of the success of competitors in its genre, like Guild Wars 2 and World of WarCraft. You will encounter hardly any new technological advances, but the title scores points for its visually appealing and interesting world. Our article primarily deals with the new game's hardware demands.
Tuesday, 2014-04-15
Amazon smartphone prototype with five front cameras
Amazon smartphone leak reveals five front cameras
The first leaked images of Amazon's smartphone prototype reveal five...
Hisense Sero 8 Android tablet with quad-core Rockchip processor and IPS display
Hisense launches Sero 8 tablet
The 8-inch slate features an IPS display, a quad-core processor from...
Toshiba Satellite P55T 4K notebook with Haswell i7, Radeon R9 M265X and Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satellite P55T arrives in the US on April 22
Toshiba's first 4K laptop offers an amazing 282 ppi display, Intel C...
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Intel Core i7 4712HQ Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2300 - 3300 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i7 4710HQ Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2500 - 3500 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i7 4510U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2000 - 3100 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i5 4260U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 1400 - 2700 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i5 4210U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 1700 - 2700 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i3 4120U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 2000 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i3 4030U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 1900 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i3 4025U Notebook Processor
Haswell x86 2 cores @ 1900 MHz 22nm
Review Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B6005YGE Notebook
85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T440 20B6005YGE Notebook
Evergreen. Only a few notebooks have such a long history as the ThinkPad T-series. Lenovo follows the current trend with the latest 14-inch version and focuses on mobility in particular. There are also new components and input devices. Read our review to find out what you can expect from the work tool.
Intel Core i7-4600U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg

FAQ and Tips

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards
In the following briefly we will list all graphics cards for Notebooks, which are available at the market. Additionally we represent approximate values of different bench marks (3D Mark at the moment) in italic style beneath the display adapters.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List
Sortable and filterable benchmark and specs list of all currently built video graphic adapters in notebooks / laptops.
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Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards
List of all laptop graphic cards and what games can be played fluently with them.
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How much graphic memory makes sense?
This article explains, how much graphic memory is useful for which video cards and which applications are accelerated thus.
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Upgrade / Replace a Notebook Video Card
Generally, it is not so easy to upgrade / replace notebook video cards than desktop video cards. If it is possible and how to actually replace a video card is described in the following article.
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Case Study: Replacing the Video Card of a Dell Inspiron E1705 (9400)
Andi, a Dell Inspiron E1705 (9400) user, demonstrated how to replace the GPU of his Dell notebook and provided us with a description of the whole process.
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FireGL and Quadro Professional GPUs
Mobile Graphic Cards for Professional Users (Quadro, FireGL)
In the following editorial we will take a closer look at the pro cards à la Quadro and FireGL, which are usually built into mobile work stations and professional notebooks. These are supposed to be especially efficient in connection with professional applications based on OpenGL.
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