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Jan 14
HTC Hima Ace Plus leaked specs include 5.5-inch QHD display

HTC Hima Ace Plus leaked specs include 5.5-inch QHD display

According to a fresh rumor, HTC will release a phablet version of the HTC M9 Hima at some point later in the year. The handset is said to feature...
Apple MacBook Air 12 Mockup

12-inch Apple MacBook Air: release date rumored for Q1 2015

A recent rumor claims that contract manufacturer Quanta has already begun mass-producing the 12-inch Apple MacBook Air. The report also claims th...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

January 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone with dual core processor, PLS screen, 3 MP main camera

Samsung finally launches Tizen-powered Z1 smartphone

The first smartphone powered by Samsung's own Tizen OS finally launches in India after multiple delays, packing a 4-inch PLS screen, dual-core pr...
i.onik TW Series 1 Tablet Review

77% i.onik TW Series 1 Tablet Review

99 Euros Tablet. The I.onik Windows-8.1 tablet is available for less than a hundred Euros. Is this a worthy investment?
Intel Atom Z3735G | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8" | 343 g
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review

83% MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review

Gold piece for gamers? The MSI GS60 is now available with a 4K display and Maxwell GPU, the current update uses the fast GeForce GTX 970M. Our review will show if everything is gold that glitters at the GS60.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Jan 13
Sharp Aquos Crystal X addresses the shortcomings of its cheaper sibling

Sharp presents Aquos Crystal X smartphone

As promised earlier, the Japanese manufacturer releases a more advanced smartphone based on the same concept as the budget Aquos Crystal X.
Xiaomi Mi5 AnTuTu

Xiaomi Mi5 photos and AnTuTu score leak online

The new flagship smartphone from Xiaomi, the Mi5, will be officially unveiled this Thursday. A couple of days before the announcement, several ph...
Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 Android tablet with sub-$100 price

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 hits the Indian market priced at only $80 USD

This low-end 7-inch Android slate debuts via Snapdeal and features a quad-core processor, IPS display and WiFi connectivity.
OnePlus One premium handset with CyanogenMod

OnePlus One sold close to one million units last year

OnePlus came close to selling one million One smartphones during 2014 and failed to surpass this barrier mainly due to insufficient supply capaci...
webOS 2.0 on LG smart TV

HP extends webOS cloud services support by two months

The shutdown of webOS cloud services was scheduled for January 15, but HP decided to maintain support for two extra months, so support is now set...
Acer Aspire Switch 11 Pro 128GB HDD Dock Convertible Review

76% Acer Aspire Switch 11 Pro 128GB HDD Dock Convertible Review

Shaky candidate. When a Windows tablet provides sufficient performance, ports, input devices and storage capacity, why would you need a conventional notebook or even a desktop PC? Acer brings the advantages of a laptop to a tablet via keyboard dock including hard drive.
Intel Core i5-4202Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Jan 12
Samsung Galaxy J1 Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy J1 images leak online

A rich image gallery showing the Galaxy J1 smartphone hits the Web less than a month after the handset's features made it online.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-R1 mobile POS tablet with 4G LTE, credit card reader, and signature technology

Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-R1 mobile POS tablet

This device is the world’s first Windows 8.1 slate to integrate a Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) reader for secure payments, offering built-i...
LG G Flex 2

Amazon Germany now taking LG Flex 2 pre-orders at 599 Euro

A few German retailers including Amazon have started taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2. The curved smartphone will be priced at 600 Euros whe...
Oppo R1C could be presented alongside the Oppo U3 this week

Oppo is planning to launch two new smartphones on Wednesday

64-bit SoCs from Mediatek and Qualcomm will be used as well as 13-megapixel cameras.
MSI GS30 Shadow Gaming Laptop

CES 2015 | MSI GS30 Shadow gaming notebook officially announced

The MSI GS30 Shadow is a particularly thin and light gaming laptop. With the main goal of portability, the manufactured to decided delegate the h...
MSI GE72 and GE62 Apache Gaming Laptops

CES 2015 | MSI unveils GE62 and GE72 Apache gaming laptops

The GE62 and the GE72 are two new additions to the MSI Apache series of gaming laptops. The main highlights are powerful components, illuminated ...
Polaroid L7 cheap Android tablet

CES 2015 | Polaroid L series Android tablets coming this spring

These two low-end slates begin at $99 and will ship loaded with Android Lollipop starting this spring.
Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA) Notebook Review

85% Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA) Notebook Review

High-end class. Nvidia launches its new gaming model right at the beginning of the new year. We already had the chance to check the performance of the GeForce GTX 965M. Is this the end of the GeForce GTX 860M?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 with 5.5-inch Full HD display, 5 MP wide front camera and 13 MP main camera

Samsung officially introduces Galaxy A7, global availability still unknown

This Android-powered 5.5-inch device with 4G LTE connectivity has been detailed on a post on Samsung's global blog, but availability and price ar...
Jan 11
Samsung booth at CES 2015 showing handheld devices

CES 2015 | Samsung grabs no less than 80 awards

Samsung scored almost twice awards than LG across multiple categories, including TV, home theater system, home appliance, mobile phone, tablets,...
Dell Latitude 12 E5250 Notebook Review

81% Dell Latitude 12 E5250 Notebook Review

Little business partner. Following the positive rating of Dell's Latitude E5450 product line, we tested the 12.5-inch Latitude E5250. However, it did not completely fulfill the high expectations.
Intel Core i5-4310U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 12.5" | 1.7 kg
Jan 10
Panasonic Lumix CM1 Android smartphone with 20 MP camera and 4K video recording

CES 2015 | Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US via AT&T and T-Mobile

This device brings together a point-and-shoot camera with manual control ring and a powerful Android smartphone, but it costs no less than $1,000...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

January 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mode...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

January 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regu...
Jan 9
The original iPhone has been released eight years ago

The iPhone turns 8 years old today

Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone handset in San Francisco way back in 2007, taking Apple and the whole mobile industry where they have never ...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge smartphone with QHD display and 16 MP main camera

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge hits Verizon

The first handset in the Edge series comes with an impressive QHD display and a 16 MP main camera. It retails for $399 USD when tied to a Verizon...
Toshiba Satellite P70B

Toshiba announces new Qosmio X70-B and Satellite P70-B notebooks

After introducing multiple new models in the 17.3-inch Qosmio X70-B and Satellite P70-B series last month, today Toshiba unveiled three new high-...
LG wins 41 awards at CES 2015

CES 2015 | LG wins no less than 41 awards

LG G Flex 2 is LG's most acclaimed product shown at CES 2015, together with the company's line of TVs and various other devices bringing 41 award...
New Apple MacBook Air might be available in gold...

MacBook Air gets a redesign, might appear in gold and space grey

Apple's fanless ultrabook with USB Type C is expected to debut at WWDC 2015 this summer.
Dell Latitude 13 7350 Convertible Review

81% Dell Latitude 13 7350 Convertible Review

Ultrabook Convertible. Dell’s Latitude 13 7350 is a mixture of an Ultrabook, a tablet and a convertible. The combination of silent operation, good keyboard and long battery runtimes make it a companion for business users.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Asus AsusPro Advanced BU401LA-CZ020G Ultrabook Review

87% Asus AsusPro Advanced BU401LA-CZ020G Ultrabook Review

Quality for little money? Asus wants to put the competition under pressure with affordable business laptops and equips its new 14-inch flagship with the currently fastest ULV processor, plenty of working memory, and a swift SSD to accomplish that. We will reveal why it is nevertheless not enough for first place in the category.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Jan 8
Samsung Galaxy Grand Max 4G LTE Android smartphone with 13 MP main camera

Samsung Galaxy Grand Max hits South Korea tomorrow

This 5.25-inch Android handset comes with 4G LTE, 5 MP front camera with 120 degree lens, a new pattern on the back, and a price of almost $300 U...
Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows tablet with Intel Atom and 2 GB RAM

CES 2015 | Toshiba intros the Encore 2 Write Windows tablet

This Windows 8.1-powered slate is available in 10.1- and 8-inch variants and was specifically made to write and take notes, edit photos, and more...
Asus Transformer Book Chi

CES 2015 | Asus presents the Transformer Book Chi convertible series

Asus originally unveiled the 13-inch Transformer Book Chi 300 at Computex 2014 in Taipei, but now the manufacturer also unveiled two smaller and ...
Microsoft Excel Preview free to download from Google Play Store

Preview of Microsoft Office for Android is now available for everyone

The preview of the Office for Android suite optimized for tablets can be tested now by anyone without having to sign up, as its apps can be freel...
Samsung Galaxy A7 Malaysia

Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy A7, its thinnest smartphone yet

Samsung has officially confirmed the Galaxy A7 by previewing it in Malaysia at the Galaxy A3 / A5 local launch event. At 6.3 mm, the Galaxy A7 is...
Sony SmartWatch 3 stainless steel available starting February 2015

CES 2015 | Sony reveals stainless steel SmartWatch 3

This new version of the company's smartwatch rolls out globally in February, next to a new SmartWatch 3 holder that allows the customization of t...
Toshiba Satellite Click Mini

CES 2015 | Toshiba unveils the Satellite Click Mini 2-in-1

The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini is an entry-level 2-in-1 convertible running Windows 8.1. The device comes with an 8.9-inch display and features...
HP's ZBook 14 and ZBook 15u pair ULV CPUs with workstation graphics.

CES 2015 | HP updates ZBook 14 with Broadwell, introduces ZBook 15u

These workstation ultrabooks offer extensive hardware customization and four OS choices.
Alcatel OneTouch Pop 10 Android convertible tablet with 4G LTE connectivity

CES 2015 | Alcatel OneTouch unveils Pop 10 4G LTE convertible tablet

This new 4G LTE Android slate has a 10.1-inch IPS display, quad-core processor, detachable keyboard dock, and is Alcatel OneTouch's first 2-in-1 ...
Dell Venue 8 7480 Android tablet featuring Intel RealSense 3D camera

CES 2015 | Dell Venue 8 7840 with Intel RealSense 3D camera is now available via BestBuy

This Android tablet with 8.4-inch OLED display now features Intel RealSense technology and can be purchased for $399.99 USD.
Jan 7

CES 2015 | Dell launches new XPS 13 notebook, updates the old XPS 15 to QHD

The new Dell XPS 13 is the world's smallest 13-inch Ultrabook. Thanks to the ultra slim 5.5 mm bezels around the display, the XPS 13 is about as ...
MediaTek intros MT2601 SoC for Android Wear devices

CES 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT2601 SoC designed for Android Wear-powered devices

The new chip supports qHD display resolution and integrates a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and Mali-400 MP graphics.

CES 2015 | The Blu Studio Energy is a budget Android smartphone with a 5000mAh battery

The BLU Studio Energy is an affordable Android smartphone that incorporates a 5000mAh battery. The 10mm thick handset will be priced at $179 when...
BLU Vivo Air 4G LTE Android smartphone with quad-core processor and sub-$200 price tag

CES 2015 | Blu Vivo Air offers 4G LTE and a quad-core processor for less than $200 USD

BLU Products' new flagship device is only 0.2 inches thick and has a case made of aluminum magnesium alloy, comes with a quad-core processor and ...
New Alienware 15 and 17 shave off some thickness and weight.

CES 2015 | Dell presents updated Alienware 15 and 17 laptops

The refresh puts an emphasis on thinner, lighter cases and the external graphics amplifier connection.
HTC Desire 320 Android smartphone with quad-core processor and 5 MP main camera

CES 2015 | HTC launches the Desire 320 Android smartphone

HTC Desire 310's successor comes with Android KitKat and packs a quad-core processor, 1 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage, a 5 MP camera,...
Kodak IM5 Android smartphone with octa-core processor and 13 MP rear camera

CES 2015 | Kodak and Bullitt unveil IM5 smartphone

The first smartphone by Kodak has a 5-inch screen, quad-core processor, 13 MP rear camera, and comes loaded with a customized Android KitKat vers...

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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