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Feb 28
Q4 2014 global smartphone operating profits

Apple grabs 89 percent of worldwide smartphone sales profits

With a market share of only 20 percent, the notorious Cupertino-based company managed to grab most of the smartphone operating profits worldwide.
LG G Pad F 7.0 Android tablet available from Sprint

LG G Pad F 7.0 hits Sprint

This 7-inch Android tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor is the first one to join the carrier's portfolio and can be purchased a...
Samsung ATIV Book 9 ultrabook with Intel Core M processor

Samsung ATIV Book 9 ultrabook hits the US starting at $1,200

This 12.2-inch ultraportable is powered by a new Intel Core M processor and will hit the US market tomorrow for a price that starts at $1,200 USD...
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

The return of the old master. What can be improved in an almost perfect notebook? Lenovo might have thought that it is better not to change too much and launched an only slightly revised edition of the T440s with the ThinkPad T450s. At least, the manufacturer (partly) answered the complaints about the predecessor's unusual five-button ClickPad.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
MSI GE62 Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62 Notebook Review

Well-rounded gaming notebook. MSI GE62 2QE Apache is not lacking in processing power. The usual equipment is also a good match: SSD, HDD, 16 GB RAM. The MSI commits one blunder with its built-in 4k display: it is not very bright.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Feb 27
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Updated February 2015. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? ...
Toshiba Satellite P70-B Notebook Review

79% Toshiba Satellite P70-B Notebook Review

All-rounder with weaknesses. Toshiba's 17.3-inch all-rounder is available for just under 1200 Euros (~$1346). The buyer gets a very well equipped computer with weaknesses: For example, the Satellite does not feature an IPS display.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 134 g
Feb 26
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be presented at MWC 2015

MWC 2015 | Meizu is preparing MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone

Unlike most previous Ubuntu smartphones, Meizu's MX4 Ubuntu Edition is packed with flagship-tier hardware.
Second-gen Motorola Moto E Android smartphone now available starting at $119.99 USD

The new Moto E rolls out

The second generation drops the dual SIM capability, but brings 4G LTE connectivity, a larger screen, a faster processor, as well as more interna...
First VAIO smartphone rumored to be announced on March 12

First VAIO smartphone rumored to be announced on March 12

The new owner of VAIO, the Japan Industrial Partners investment fund, is allegedly gearing up to officially announce the first VAIO smartphone in...
Toshiba unveils new Satellite C50-B, C70-B, and C70D-B notebooks

Toshiba unveils new Satellite C50-B, C70-B, and C70D-B notebooks

Toshiba has expanded its Satellite C50-B, C70-B, and B-C70D notebook series by announcing five new models. The new notebooks are priced between 5...
Sony leaks the Xperia Z4 Tablet with 2K display ahead of MWC 2015

Sony leaks the Xperia Z4 Tablet with 2K display ahead of MWC 2015

The Xperia Z4 Tablet briefly surfaced yesterday on the official Sony website. The main highlights include a 2K display and a high-end chipset.
Samsung 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chips

Samsung intros 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory for smartphones

The industry’s first 128 GB ultra-fast UFS 2.0 embedded memory for next-gen high-end smartphones has just entered mass production.
LG Watch Urbane LTE stainless steel luxury smartwatch

MWC 2015 | LG Watch Urbane LTE coming next week

The all-metal Urbane that will be unveiled next week in Barcelona promises to become the world's first LTE-enabled smartwatch.
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...
iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

81% iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

Big and powerful. iOcean proves that you don't have to spend $500 on a high-end smartphone. The M6752 carries a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 3 GB RAM, 4G compatibility, and a sandstone back cover to boot. For about $200, this is an inexpensive media powerhouse.
Mediatek MT6752 | ARM Mali-T760 MP2 | 5.5" | 158 g
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

Under observation. HP's ZBook 15 G2 is a high-performance, mobile workstation that is to particularly convince with an especially good reliability in the professional field. The lineup already reaped in compelling rates in the standard test procedure. A second test configuration now has to prove whether that remains that way in the long run in the debut of our long-term test.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Feb 25
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50 new external reviews +
Pocket Lint: HTC Desire 820 review: Mixed performance mid-ranger, PC World: Dell Latitude 12 E5250 (Broadwell) review: A small, sturdy workhorse of a laptop, Pocket Lint: Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: Finally a Chromebook worth buying, Reg Hardware: Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE, PC Mag: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, PC Mag: HP EliteBook Folio 1020, PC Authority: Review: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, PC Authority: Review: Acer Chromebook 13, PC Mag: Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3), PC Mag: LG G Flex 2, Slashgear: LG G Flex 2 Review – Killer Curves, Slashgear: Dell Venue 8 7000 review; premium hardware, work-in-progress software, Stuff TV: LG G Flex 2 review, PC Pro: Apple iPad Air 2 review - the best tablet in the business, PC World: Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Simply the best budget ultrabook around, PC Pro: Apple iPhone 6 Plus review, PC Pro: Apple iPhone 6 review, PC Perspective: The Dell Venue 8 7000 Review - Intel and Android Perfected, PC Authority: Review: Apple iPhone 6, PC Authority: Review: Acer Switch 10, PC Authority: Review: Apple iPad Air 2, PC Authority: Review: Asus Transformer Book T200TA, PC World: Dell XPS 13 vs. MacBook Air: A closer look at battery life, Techspot: Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review, Techspot: Samsung Galaxy A5 Review, PC Advisor: Microsoft Lumia 535 review: the £100 smartphone that's better than the Lumia 530 but still flawed, PC Advisor: Samsung Galaxy Alpha video review, Stuff TV: Kazam Tornado 348 review, T Break: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Review, PC Mag: Aorus X7 Pro, PC Mag: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14, PC Advisor: Asus N550JV review: high-performance midrange laptop, with an abominable touchscreen display and slow hard disk, PC Advisor: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 review: lightweight ultraportable laptop converts to Windows tablet, offers decent battery life and good performance, V3.co.uk: Honor Holly review, V3.co.uk: Acer Aspire Switch 11 review, PC Pro: Honor Holly review, PC Pro: Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series review, PC Advisor: Honor Holly (by Huawei) review: Cheap and cheerful Android smartphone, PC Advisor: Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 review: cheap touchscreen laptop and tablet is a slow performer, PC Advisor: Huawei Honor 3C review: £109 smartphone with impressive display but several downfalls, V3.co.uk: Galaxy Note Edge review, V3.co.uk: Acer Liquid Jade S55 review, PC Mag: Digital Storm Triton, PC Pro: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review, Notebookreview.com: Digital Storm Triton Review (Clevo P650SE), T Break: Wiko Getaway Smartphone Review, Slashgear: Falcon Northwest TLX Gaming Laptop Review, PC Pro: Asus Zenbook UX303LA review - a successful debut for Intel's Broadwell Core i7, PC Mag: Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs leak in benchmark listing

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs leak in benchmark listing

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has surfaced in a leaked benchmark result. The main highlights of the tablet include an octa-core Exynos 5 processo...
Google Wallet partners with Softcard to compete against Apple Pay in the US

Google Wallet partners with Softcard to compete against Apple Pay in the US

Google recently announced a partnership with three major carriers from the United States. By the end of the year, the Google Wallet app will come...
Apple iMac Retina 5K 27

Apple iMac Retina 5K 27" Review

Looking sharp. Last year, Last year, Apple presented us with the first iMac with a Retina display. Equipped with a desktop CPU and a mobile graphics card, this machine, that represents the apex of performance, is now ours to scale and lay bare.
Intel Core i7-4790K | AMD Radeon R9 M295X | 27" | g
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

No compromises - part 2. Compact, highly mobile, attractive - this is how one could sum up the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the notebook is quite powerful as well, although the battery life suffers as a result.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Evolve Benchmarked

Evolve Benchmarked

Exciting idea. After Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios published their next multimedia experiment. This time they use the CryEngine from the shooter expert Crytek instead of Valve's Source engine. Our benchmark test will reveal how this impacts hardware requirements.
Feb 24
Sony Xperia E4g: LTE smartphone priced at 120 Euro

Sony Xperia E4g: LTE smartphone priced at 120 Euro

Sony announced today a new entry-level smartphone called the Xperia E4g. The LTE smartphone will be released in April at prices starting at 120 E...
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: many of Nvidia's GTX 900M series GPUs in new gaming laptops ship with a vBIOS that preven...
Google Chromebook Pixel 2 is set to launch

Google Chromebook Pixel 2 is officially confirmed

A Google manager announced the upcoming release of the high-end Chromebook's second generation. This premium Chromebook is geared towards develop...
Toshiba unveils the Satellite P50-B-11M notebook

Toshiba unveils the Satellite P50-B-11M notebook

Toshiba has just expanded its 15.6-inch notebook Satellite P50-B series with the addition of the Satellite P50-B-11M model. The notebook comes co...
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NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC for Tablets - Processor Specs and Benchmarks

Erista (Cortex-A57 + A53) ARM 8 cores 20nm
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NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU

256 Maxwell cores @ 1000MHz, mem: 64 Bit @ 3200MHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Tablet Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Tablet Review

A bit of business. Samsung wants to participate more strongly in the business field with its Galaxy Tab Active. The tablet is not only dust and waterproof, but it also protected against drops. It might just be an interesting alternative for field workers with LTE and stylus inputting.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 8.0" | 393 g
Feb 23
Updated Microsoft Lumia 635 to come with 1GB of RAM

Updated Microsoft Lumia 635 to come with 1GB of RAM

Microsoft is apparently working on an updated version of the Lumia 635 that comes with 1 GB RAM. The updated handset is said to be unveiled next ...
MSI GT80 Notebook Review

87% MSI GT80 Notebook Review

Megalomania. The MSI GT80 exceeds typical gaming standards in weight, but also surpasses in terms of the features and performance, including the mechanical keyboard and the SLI configuration with two GTX 980M chips. We tested the 18-inch monster.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI | 18.4" | 4.9 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 with curved display confirmed by T-Mobile teaser

Samsung Galaxy S6 with curved display confirmed by T-Mobile teaser

T-Mobile USA recently published a photo teaser of the upcoming Galaxy S6. The photo confirms that the smartphone will feature a curved display an...
LG Joy, Leon, Spirit and Magna officially announced

LG Joy, Leon, Spirit and Magna officially announced

LG has officially announced four new mid-range Android smartphones called the LG Joy, Magna, Leon, and Spirit.
AMD Carrizo: Presentation in June?

AMD: The upcoming "Carrizo" APU generation casts its shadow before

In the semiconductor trade show ISSCC currently taking place in San Francisco, AMD has announced details about their new APU generation. Although Carrizo is processed in the same 28 nm lithography as its predecessor, the chip should score points with a significantly better energy efficiency.
Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

73% Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

Small and simple. Acer presents a 14-inch convertible dubbed Aspire R14 R3-471TG-552E that is to convince us with its elegant design, a 360-degree display, and decent system performance. Unfortunately, the screen does not quite meet our expectations.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 14" | 2 kg
Alienware 15 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 15 Notebook Review

Galactic? A bit late, but Alienware now also upgrades its premium laptops with the GeForce 900M line. As one of the first editorial offices, we had the opportunity to test the 15-inch model and the graphics amplifier. These are our impressions.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3 kg
Feb 22
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

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 ...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

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

Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards

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

Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Turion, Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, sorted by performance.
New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser is all about metal

New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser is all about metal

A new Samsung Galaxy S6 video teaser from the South Korean manufacturer emphasizes the metal build of the upcoming flagship. The Galaxy S6 will b...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

February 2015 update.Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly upd...
Acer Aspire E5-771G Notebook Review

81% Acer Aspire E5-771G Notebook Review

Broadwell all-rounder. With the Aspire, Acer offers a 17.3-inch all-rounder equipped with the latest Broadwell Core i7 processors. Furthermore, it features a GeForce graphics card, two storage devices (SSD and HDD) and a bright Full HD display.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Feb 21
Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

84% Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

Great for selfies. Microsoft's Lumia 735 is a good middle-class smartphone with decent cameras on both sides and a comprehensive set of features. The bold colors, which are common for the Lumia-series, make quite a statement as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.7" | 134 g
Asus VivoTab 8 M81C Tablet Review

80% Asus VivoTab 8 M81C Tablet Review

A solid device. Like many other manufacturers, Asus now has a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet on the market. In terms of hardware, the Vivotab 8 is mostly on par with the competing models. In terms of price, however, currently the new Asus device is on the high end of the spectrum.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8" | 344 g
Feb 20
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Android tablet, predecessor of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 specs leak online

The second-gen slate with Super AMOLED display is expected to feature a Samsung Exynos SoC, Cat.6 LTE connectivity, and to ship loaded with Andro...
Nvidia: GPU overclocking for Maxwell-based laptops will be re-enabled next month

Nvidia promises to re-enable overclocking for Maxwell-based laptop graphics

The company caves in to negative feedback and says the overclocking feature will return the same way it was removed - through a driver update.
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

89% First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

Working on details. Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s steps in big shoes. The expectations are high that the successor of the overall successful T440s is even a bit better. In fact, the T450s proves to be a carefully matured perfectionist - and it now challenges the competition from HP, Dell & co.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

No (big) experiments. Lenovo only introduces small changes for the latest sibling of the X200-series – but just those changes improve a good subnotebook and result in an even better one. The manufacturer even listened to the criticism about the unpopular 5-button ClickPad of the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg

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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