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Dec 19
Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone

Samsung Galaxy J1 specs unveiled

A new report reveals the entire specs list of this upcoming handset - 4.3-inch display, quad-core Marvell SoC, 1 GB of memory and 16 GB internal ...
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra specs leak reveals 4K screen and 6 GB RAM

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra specs appear online

If the leak turns out to be true, this next-gen Xperia Z4 tablet will offer impressive specs, including 6 GB of memory, a 4K display and Qualcomm...
Samsung ChatOn messaging service closes February 1, 2015

Samsung to close ChatOn in February

The South Korean company revealed the date when ChatOn is scheduled to go down, but also confirmed that US customers will be able to use it for a...
Sony Xperia E4 gets leaked in detailed review

Sony Xperia E4 gets leaked in detailed review

A fresh leak reveals almost everything there is to know about the upcoming Sony Xperia E4, including the full list of specifications, benchmark r...
Sony Xperia Z4 photo surfaces in leaked email

Sony Xperia Z4 photo surfaces in leaked email

A photo of the Sony Xperia Z4 has surfaced today in an email allegedly sent by the head of Sony Entertainment. According to previous rumors, the ...
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook (A10-7300) Review Update

73% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook (A10-7300) Review Update

Two are better than one. Lenovo only demands 550 Euros for its extensively configured IdeaPad Z50-75, which not only features AMD's latest quad-core APU, but also plenty of storage and a total of two graphic chips. Just how well does the dual-graphics technology fare in real-world use?
AMD A10-7300 | AMD Radeon R6 M255DX | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD Notebook Review Update

80% Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD Notebook Review Update

Now with SSD. The Satellite offers everything that an all-round multimedia notebook should: Alongside a Core i7 processor, the device is equipped with a graphics core powerful enough to render games and a fast solid state disk. An IPS display with stable viewing angles also joins the ranks. But at almost 900 Euros (~1125 USD), this is no budget device.
Intel Core i7-4510U | AMD Radeon R7 M260 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Dec 18
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android phablet color options

Beta Lollipop build for Galaxy Note 3 leaks online

The unofficial update is only compatible with the Exynos-powered South Korean version of the phablet, but this means the international version sh...
BlackBerry Classic smartphone with BlackBerry OS 10 and full QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry Classic is finally available for purchase

This long-awaited handset with a 35-key QWERTY keypad, dual-core processor and square touchscreen can finally be purchased for $449 unlocked from...
Asustor NAS models AS5002T, AS5004T, AS5102T, AS5104T

Asustor unveils four new NAS models

These new devices can host two or four drives for up to 24 TB of storage space and feature dual-core or quad-core Intel Celeron processors.
Blu Studio 7.0 world's first 7-inch smartphone features dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage and Android 4.4 KitKat

Blu launches Studio 7.0 handset

This 7-inch device is advertised as a smartphone and features modest specs, as well as a low resolution screen with only 1024X600 pixels and 169 ...
eMarketer: nearly 2 billion people will use a smartphone in 2015

eMarketer: nearly 2 billion people will use a smartphone in 2015

According to a new study, the global number of smartphone users will fall just short of 2 billion people next year. Which countries will lead the...
Samsung SM-J100H entry-level smartphone surfaces online

Samsung SM-J100H entry-level smartphone surfaces online

A currently-unofficial Samsung smartphone codenamed SM-J100H surfaced online earlier today. The handset is shaping up to be a Lumia 535 competito...
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 Tablet Review Update

78% Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 Tablet Review Update

Stuck in a rut. The Venue 11 Pro was conceived as a tablet for use in the business environment. Dell outfitted the device with a Full HD IPS display and made it easy to access the tablet's inner workings. A quick SSD and a Core i5 processor do the device credit on paper too. But all told, can the tablet win us over?
Intel Core i5-4300Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 10.8" | 810 g
Schenker XMG P505 PRO (Clevo P651SG) Notebook Review

87% Schenker XMG P505 PRO (Clevo P651SG) Notebook Review

15-inch reference? The XMG P505 from Schenker Technologies is supposed to close the gap between big 17-inch systems (Asus G751, MSI GT72) and ultra-thin compact gamers like the Gigabyte P34G v2. We already reviewed the configuration with the GTX 970M, now we have a closer look at the GTX 980M.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Dec 17
Fujitsu Stylistic Q335 Windows 8.1 business tablet with quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor

Fujitsu intros two business Windows 8.1 tablets

These two new slates use quad-core Intel Atom processors, offer multiple features for business users and will hit the US market starting in mid-J...
OnePlus One Mini Android smartphone leaked image

OnePlus One Mini leaks online

This 5-inch handset is expected to arrive during a special event later today, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC.
Apple suspends online sales in Russia

Apple suspends online sales in Russia

Apple halted online sales in Russia yesterday in a response to the abrupt depreciation of the local currency.
OnePlus One imports banned in India

OnePlus One imports banned in India

After Xiaomi, now OnePlus faces an import ban in India. The Indian court decided that the OnePlus One can no longer be imported in the country du...
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...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Bling-bling.Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, mainta...
HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA) Notebook Review Update

77% HP ProBook 470 G2 (G6W68EA) Notebook Review Update

Upgrade or downgrade? HP's new G2-version of their 17-inch business and multimedia hybrid features updated hardware components. The new model comes with an i5-4210U CPU instead of the i5-4200M and a Radeon R5 M255 replaces the Radeon HD 8750M graphics card. The display panel differs as well. How the changes impact performance, battery life, and picture quality is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i5-4210U | AMD Radeon R5 M255 | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
The Crew Benchmarked

The Crew Benchmarked

Ride Across the USA. After Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, Ubisoft is now launching its third large project at the end of 2014. The Crew appeals to freedom junkies and multiplayer enthusiasts alike with its free world concept. Can the game engine meet the expectations of its fans?
Dec 16
Rumor: HTC Hima (One M9) to be unveiled in March 2015

Rumor: HTC Hima (One M9) to be unveiled in March 2015

According to recent rumors, HTC plans to officially unveil a successor to the HTC One M8 in March 2015. The company is expected to introduce the ...
Huawei Honor T1: 8-inch Android 4.3 tablet priced at 130 Euro

Huawei Honor T1: 8-inch Android 4.3 tablet priced at 130 Euro

Chinese manufacturer Huawei recently announced that the affordable Honor T1 tablet will be released in Europe by the end of the year. The 8-inch ...
Asus Zenfone 5 Smartphone Review

84% Asus Zenfone 5 Smartphone Review

Piece of art. Awarded with a design prize, available for a low price as an entry-level device and also really comfortable in the hands: The 5-inch Asus Zenfone 5 checks many of the right boxes in our review and only reveals a few drawbacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
HTC One E8 Smartphone Review

87% HTC One E8 Smartphone Review

Now in plastic as well. The One M8 was a very successful high-end device for HTC. Now, the Android device with a curved metal chassis is also available with a plastic case and high-resolution camera. We look at the changes and tell you if the One E8 is a real highlight as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 145 g
Tonino Lamborghini: 88 Tauri luxury smartphone costs $6,000

Tonino Lamborghini: 88 Tauri luxury smartphone costs $6,000

The new Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri is a luxury Android smartphone priced at $6,000. The extravagant handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon ...
Dec 15
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Samsung rumored to unveil the Galaxy S6 at CES 2015 in January

The latest rumor in the tech blogosphere claims that Samsung could unveil the Galaxy S6 in early January at CES 2015.
HTC Desire Eye Smartphone Review

87% HTC Desire Eye Smartphone Review

Selfie show-off. HTC expands its product line around its One M8 flagship and now has a smartphone with high-performance hardware dubbed Desire EYE. It is primarily aimed at selfie fans in view of a high-resolution front-facing camera. The lens promises decent pics with 13 MP and a dual-LED flash, and it is in fact quite compelling. An IP certification rounds off the total package.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 152 g
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5404 Notebook Review

84% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5404 Notebook Review

Problem? No Problem! A laptop has to be robust, secure, and always ready in industrial environments. Dell now presents its Latitude 14 Rugged 5454 in the Dell-Latitude-Rugged-Extreme lineup. It lacks the "Extreme" in its name, which leads to a drastically reduced price.
Intel Core i5-4310U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 3.1 kg
Dec 14
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Intel Core i7 4722HQ Notebook Processor

Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2400 - 3400 MHz 22nm
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Intel Core i7 4720HQ Notebook Processor

Haswell x86 4 cores @ 2600 - 3600 MHz 22nm
Dec 13
Bitcoin 3D logo render, Microsoft accepts bitcoin payments

Microsoft now accepts bitcoin payments

The new payment option can only be used by customers in the US for now and is subject to multiple limitations, including a "no refunds" policy.
Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NG Notebook Review

78% Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NG Notebook Review

Full HD Premium. Acer attracts a lot of office users with its conservative, yet solid and powerful notebooks. Usually, the price-performance ratio is just right, but for this to be true for our test model, which uses the Intel Core i3-4005U and a Full HD display, the price would have to drop quite a lot.
Intel Core i3-4005U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Dec 12
Toshiba WERAM1100 activity tracker at the FCC

Toshiba activity tracker spotted at the FCC

Toshiba launched the WERAM1100 activity tracker in Japan back in August and now the device has just been spotted at the FCC in advance of an immi...
Concept image of unnamed HTC wearable with basic features

HTC to unveil wearable with basic features next month

It seems rumors about a fancy Android Wear-powered smartwatch made by HTC were wrong, as the latest reports from insiders reveal a basic fitness ...
Google Nexus 9 LTE Android tablet hits T-Mobile

Nexus 9 with LTE hits T-Mobile

After a very short delay T-Mobile launches this slate, thus becoming the first U.S. carrier to offer the HTC-built LTE Nexus 9.
Samsung Galaxy RED Collection Christmas edition handsets for South Korean market

Galaxy Note 4 Velvet Red Christmas edition available in Korea

An offer apparently exclusive to carrier SK Telecom allows South Korean customers to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Velvet Red color o...
Xiaomi Mi 3 Android smartphone, a model very popular in India

Xiaomi suspends sales in India

Xiaomi temporarily suspended sales in India due to a patent suit initiated by Ericsson which involves allegedly unfair use of various wireless te...
Acer C910 Chromebook: the world's first 15.6-inch Chromebook ?

Acer 15.6-inch C910 Chromebook rumored for 2015

Acer is reportedly planning to release the world's first 15.6-inch Chromebook at some point next year. The company will offer the device in multi...
Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leaked by China's TENAA

Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 specs leaked by China's TENAA

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 was recently spotted in the database of China's regulatory authority TENAA, complete with technical specifications and...
Acer TravelMate P276-MG-56FU Notebook Review

78% Acer TravelMate P276-MG-56FU Notebook Review

All-rounder with gaming capabilities. Acer's new 17.3-inch notebook is designed for private as well as business users. A powerful Core i5 in combination with a fast GPU and good battery runtimes should be appealing for both customer groups.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Dec 11
MSN apps now for iOS, Android, and Kindle

MSN apps now available for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices

The MSN apps can be already downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Windows and Windows Phone Stores, as well as the Amazon App S...
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone features Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Samsung Galaxy Alpha features Corning Gorilla Glass 4

This handset was introduced back in August, but only now we find out that its screen was the first in the world to get Corning Gorilla Glass 4 pr...
Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5 Android smartphones

Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 details leak online

These two upcoming devices are expected to feature a Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 SoC, Android Lollipop, as well as non-remova...
SquareTrade: 10 modern tablets face extensive drop test

SquareTrade: 10 modern tablets face extensive drop test

Broken display, broken case, or completely destroyed device: these are all nightmare scenarios for smartphone and tablet users. A detailed drop t...
Synaptics SecurePad

Synaptics announces notebook touchpad with integrated fingerprint reader

Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S more than a year ago, fingerprint scanners have once again caught the attention of the general public. Sy...
Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7 metal phablet rumored to come with same chip as the Note 4

According to insider sources quoted in a fresh report, the Samsung Galaxy A7 will be based on the Exynos 5433 chip, a mobile SoC that features an...
Android Wear Lollipop update features new watch faces and

Major Android Wear update rolls out

Android Wear 5.0 comes with an updated Wear app for smartphones, a new API for developers and 27 officially supported watch faces that can be alr...

Benchmarks, comparisons and FAQ articles

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.

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sortable and filterable benchmark and specs list of all currently built video graphic adapters in notebooks / laptops.

Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards

List of all laptop graphic cards and what games can be played fluently with them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All F.A.Q. articles can be found here

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