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Mar 6
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

[UPDATE 3: the driver update which re-enables overclocking is expected on March 16] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: many ...
Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

88% Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

Desktop CPU with overclocking. No matter how powerful a laptop gets, the proper desktop will still outpace the portable solution. The Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme closes the gap by bringing home a full-fledged Core i7-4790K with overclocking and no compromises - This is a desktop in disguise.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 3.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 facing display issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly facing display issues

Recent reports claim the handsets face touch sensitivity issues near the screen edges, more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Apple: 13-inch MacBook Air Broadwell update is imminent

Apple: 13-inch MacBook Air Broadwell update is imminent

An updated 13-inch Apple MacBook Air with an Intel Broadwell processor has surfaced online in China. The updated MacBook Air comes with a Broadwe...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

March 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commen...
Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

77% Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

Basic business partner. A price of 700 Euros places Acer's new Travelmate P236 in the mid-range of business laptops. Since time is money, components with a decent speed ensure a smooth workflow. However, the trackpad's handling rapidly slows down the work speed.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

Backward roll! Lenovo's 15-inch workstation was just slightly changed and is now called W541. Besides some small technical developments you also get changed input devices. Lenovo did, however, miss the chance to improve other weaknesses. We had a closer look at the result.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.5" | 2.6 kg
Mar 5
Apple could be working on a waterproof iPhone

Apple could be working on a waterproof iPhone

Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent Office for a new technology that could lead to a waterproof iPhone.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD tablet priced at almost $1,000 USD

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Touch is finally available

More than a year after the launch of the Wacom Cintiq 13HD, this interactive pen tablet gets a touchscreen version.
LG wins nine MWC 2015 awards

MWC 2015 | LG G3 named Best Smartphone of the Year

Next to the LG G3, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE won no less than nine awards at MWC from various media outlets.
Production of Apple's iPad Pro delayed until September

Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September

Due to supplier issues, Apple was not able to begin manufacturing the tablet in Q1 2015 as planned originally, and it's unlikely that it will be ...
Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

[Update] Officially, Intel's Broadwell processor can only address RAM modules up to 8 GB thus far. This is also because of the fact that bigger SODIMMs are not widely available. The small RAM manufacturer Intelligent Memory is the first to launch 16 GB modules to be compatible with current notebooks. Update: First tests were successfully conducted.
Honor Holly Smartphone Review

79% Honor Holly Smartphone Review

Price cutting HD. New smartphones for below 150 Euro are no longer inevitably found in scrap corners. Honor presents a 5-inch handset with an HD IPS screen that would also fit well in the mid-range. The fact that it is only powered by an entry-level SoC with little RAM in routine use barely had an impact in routine use.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 157 g
Anniversary Column - I'm not the one in charge!

Anniversary Column - I'm not the one in charge!

10 years of Notebookcheck. What better occasion for the bean-counter of the company to shed some light on to the origins of the website and share...
Anniversary Column - The newbie founders

Anniversary Column - The newbie founders

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 4
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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua waterproof Android smartphone

MWC 2015 | Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hits Amazon

This waterproof has just been unveiled in Barcelona and Amazon already has it listed, although as "not available yet" for now.
Alternative Mobile Operating Systems in Comparison

Alternative Mobile Operating Systems in Comparison

We are different. With the recent NSA surveillance affair, many users are concerned about their data on smartphones and tablets. One possible solution: Operating systems from independent developers. We looked at some of these systems (Jolla Sailfish, Ubuntu Touch, Cyanogen Mod and Firefox OS) and tell you who can benefit from a change.
HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

81% HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

More power. As of now, HP equips its ProBook with Broadwell processors, which provide the system with more computing power. Otherwise, no real modifications have been made compared with its Haswell-based precursors. Debut: We are testing the first Full HD model of the ProBook 470 lineup with the Broadwell-based ProBook.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R5 M255 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regula...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models ...
Acer Liquid Leap+ smart wearable for iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones

MWC 2015 | Acer unveils Liquid Leap+ smart wearable

This innovative wearable has a minimalistic, button-free design, but is fully compatible with any Android, Windows, or iOS smartphone.
Verizon HTC One M8 Android smartphone gets Lollipop update

Verizon HTC One M8 finally gets Lollipop update

Owners of this flagship on Verizon can finally get HTC's Sense 6 UI and the Material Design enhancements of Android 5.0, as well as Band 4 LTE ro...
Nvidia SHIELD console runs Android TV OS and is able to play Ultra HD 4K video

GDC 2015 | Nvidia presents SHIELD, an Android TV and gaming console for the living room

The new console is powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 and has access to both native Android gaming and cloud-powered PC titles delivered via Nvidia GRI...
Mar 3
YotaPhone 2 dual-screen Android smartphone

YotaPhone 2 to hit the US via Indiegogo for just $600

The dual-screen handset will reach the US this spring as previously rumored, but through a crowdfunding campaign.
SanDisk's new iNAND 7132 hopes to compete with Samsung's recently introduced UFS 2.0

MWC 2015 | SanDisk introduces iNAND 7132 eMMC storage and several storage accessories

The new storage solution employs an SLC accelerator layer in addition to the main TLC layer and promises performance that is sufficient for any e...
New BlackBerry curved handset with slide-out keyboard and BlackBerry 10 OS

MWC 2015 | Curved display BlackBerry smartphone coming later this year

The handset shown in Barcelona today is the first one to run BlackBerry 10 OS and to pack a slide-out keyboard, as well as a curved touchscreen.
A short history of the Lenovo-Superfish scandal

A short history of the Lenovo-Superfish scandal

Between September 2014 and February 2015, Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been preloading the Superfish adware on its laptops. This is a short hi...
BlackBerry Leap: 5-inch HD smartphone priced at $275

MWC 2015 | BlackBerry Leap: 5-inch HD smartphone priced at $275

Today BlackBerry officially announced the Leap, a 5-inch smartphone with dual-core processor. As with all BB 10 OS devices, the Leap can also run...
Silent Circle unveils the ultra-secure BlackPhone 2 smartphone

MWC 2015 | Silent Circle unveils the ultra-secure BlackPhone 2 smartphone

Over at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Silent Circle announced two new devices, the Blackphone 2 handset, and the Blackphone Plus tablet. The main featur...
Huawei MediaPad T1 7.0 and T1 10 oficially announced

MWC 2015 | Huawei MediaPad T1 7.0 and T1 10 oficially announced

At MWC 2015, Huawei has expanded its Android tablet range by announcing the MediaPad T1 7.0 and the MediaPad T1 10. These affordable tablets are ...
MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

MWC 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

The Taiwanese fabless chipmaker presents two new 64-bit processors for mobile devices and a new standard that will simplify resource sharing betw...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 are expected to push up the company's sales

Samsung has big hopes for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The two new handsets will hit the market next month and Samsung hopes they will perform much better than the Galaxy S5 and even the company's bes...
Anniversary Column - Once upon a ski lift

Anniversary Column - Once upon a ski lift

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...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top ...
Mar 2
Intel Atom x3 64-bit SoC features 3G or 4G LTE and more

MWC 2015 | Intel unveils new Atom processors

The new chips unveiled today aim smartphones, phablets, and tablets, as well as convertibles. First products that use them are expected in mid-20...
Acer Liquid M220 Windows smartphone with 4-inch display and dual core processor

MWC 2015 | Acer reveals Liquid M220 Windows smartphone

This 4-inch Windows smartphone is Windows 10-ready, has low specs, but promises to run better than Android smartphones with similar hardware, and...
Archos 94 and 101 Magnus tablets officially unveiled

MWC 2015 | Archos 94 and 101 Magnus tablets officially unveiled

Archos has just unveiled three new Android tablets in its Magnus series, one of which is marketed as the first tablet in the world to come 256 GB...
Microsoft Lumia 640 budget Windows smartphone

MWC 2015 | Microsoft intros Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

These two new Windows Phone handsets are both upgradeable to Windows 10, come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, and target the...
Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and Tab 2 A8 officially announced

MWC 2015 | Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and Tab 2 A8 officially announced

Today Lenovo unveiled two entry-level Android tablets that feature Dolby's Atmos surround sound technology. The new Lenovo tablets come with quad...
Sony oficially unveils the Xperia Z4 Tablet

MWC 2015 | Sony oficially unveils the Xperia Z4 Tablet

Today Sony officially unveiled the Xperia Z4 Tablet, a device that's being marketed as the thinnest tablet in the world. In addition to a thickne...
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NVIDIA Quadro K620M

384 Maxwell cores @ 1029MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 2000MHz
Acer Liquid Jade Z Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity

MWC 2015 | Acer unveils Liquid Jade Z LTE smartphone

This new 5-inch handset packs a Corning Gorilla Glass 3-protected IPS Zero Air Gap display, 13 MP main camera, a 64-bit MediaTek processor, and l...
Honor 6 Smartphone Review

84% Honor 6 Smartphone Review

Honor and valor. Huawei's trendy subsidiary likely launches its presently most expensive model on the market dubbed Honor 6: A 5-inch smartphone for around 300 Euros. Read in this report whether the Chinese manufacturer will rock the mid-range with it.
HiSilicon Kirin 920 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.0" | 130 g
Lenovo Miix 3 10 Convertible Review

78% Lenovo Miix 3 10 Convertible Review

Inexpensive Windows companion. In the shadow of its expensive Yoga lineup, Lenovo has launched an affordable office tablet with a practical keyboard cover that convinced us in the test. Our in-depth review reveals more about its performance, screen, build, as well as other aspects.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 582 g
Mar 1
HP's Spectre x360 13 convertible packs an M.2 SSD and a Broadwell-U processor

MWC 2015 | HP presents the Spectre x360 13 convertible

HP's new 13-inch convertible offers an Intel Broadwell-U processor, an M.2 SSD and a high-resolution touchscreen.
HTC One M9 is similar to the M8, but is better in almost every way

MWC 2015 | HTC One M9 is officially announced

The hotly anticipated HTC flagship doesn't bring many changes from its predecessor, but the improvements are obvious.
Apart from its dual-curved-edge display and marginally higher battery capacity, the Galaxy S6 Edge is technically identical to the regular Galaxy S6

MWC 2015 | Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones

The two new Exynos-powered flagships sacrifice removable battery and expandable memory in favor of metal-and-glass design.
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.

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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