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May 17
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) Notebook Preview

88% Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2015) Notebook Preview

More display, less power. Finally the moment has come: The new Apple MacBook 12 faces our tests. Read all about our first results and get a first taste of our upcoming extensive review.
Intel Core M-5Y31 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.0" | 920 g
HP 15 2015 Notebook Review

75% HP 15 2015 Notebook Review

Average. The HP 15 is a simple office laptop for home use. The laptop does not shine in any area, except the CPU, but it does offer a decent package. Sadly, the manufacturer has left a lot of room for complaint.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

More power. The GeForce GTX 970M is significantly more powerful than the previously tested GE62 model (GeForce GTX 965M). Sadly, even this 4K panel does not make the cut.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
May 16
Eurocom's Armadillo 2 ultrabook supports 16 GB RAM modules

Eurocom launches Armadillo 2 ultrabook

The 14-inch Broadwell-powered ultrabook supports up to 32 GB RAM and offers two storage devices.
Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 might favor performance-per-core over the number of cores

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 might feature only four cores

According to a leaked comparison between Mediatek's new 10-core Helio X20 SoC and Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820, the latter will be a quad-c...
Asus N551ZU Notebook Review

79% Asus N551ZU Notebook Review

As quiet as a mouse. They are rare indeed: Multimedia laptops equipped with AMD APUs and a powerful dedicated Radeon core. The overall performance is impressive - provided the price is reasonable.
AMD FX-7600P | AMD Radeon R9 M280X | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook Review

86% HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook Review

Quality has its price. HP demands almost 2,000 Euros (~$2289) for its top model of the EliteBook 850 series - in return the customer receives a brilliantly manufactured business laptop with an impressive configuration. Ultimately it is the minor weaknesses that prevent the laptop from ascending the top of its appliance class.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M260X | 15.6" | 2 kg
May 15
Fujitsu Lifebook S935 Subnotebook Review

86% Fujitsu Lifebook S935 Subnotebook Review

Modular. Fujitsu's 13.3-inch machine offers everything a modern business notebook needs. The module slot allows some customization for the user's own needs.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Sharp unveils Aquos Pad SH-05G tablet with Snapdragon 810

Sharp unveils Aquos Pad SH-05G tablet with Snapdragon 810

The tablet's unusual lightness does not, luckily, come at the expense of its battery capacity.
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

82% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

The Ultimate ZenBook? Sporting nearly identical specifications to the recently-reviewed G501JW, the UX501JW—with a 4K LCD display, discrete graphics, and quad-core CPU—targets an audience who may in fact be a better fit for its choices. Is this truly the ultimate ZenBook?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Samsung reveals new features for the next Gear smartwatch

Samsung reveals new features for the next Gear smartwatch

The SDK for the third generation of Samsung's Gear smartwatch was released to developers and it reveals a few facts about the new watch.
May 14
Asus readies ZenPad tablets with Intel CPU's for Computex

Asus readies ZenPad tablets with Intel CPU's for Computex

The new tablets will come in two sizes: a 7-inch one based on Intel SoFIA platform and an 8-inch most likely with Atom Z3560.
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AMD Radeon R7 M360

384 GCN 2 cores @ 1015MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 2000MHz
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AMD Radeon R9 M375

640 GCN 2.0 cores @ 1015MHz, 128 Bit DDR3 @ 2200MHz
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AMD Radeon R5 M330

320 GCN 2.0 cores @ 1030MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 2000MHz
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our e...
Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

81% Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

Needs sharpening. The 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro has not seen a major revision since its reveal in 2011 and its age is starting to show. Is the attractive razor-thin form factor and unique Switchblade interface enough to convince the hardcore gaming crowd?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
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Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Windows 10 will release six different versions to 190 countries and it will support 111 languages
May 13
Sony Xperia A4 is now official in Japan

Sony Xperia A4 launches in Japan

The compact smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 801, supports LTE and packs a 21 MP camera.
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055 Convertible Review

76% Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055 Convertible Review

Rugged tendency. The Dell Venue 10 Pro is a Windows 8 tablet that appears to have arrived too late to the market but a solid build and good accessory range give it appeal. Travelers, teachers and industrial IT buyers should take notes.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 656 g
Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

88% Huawei P8 Smartphone Review

Light artist. The Huawei P8 is the latest flagship device from the Chinese company, which does not only have an elegant design, but also offers a lot inside the aluminum chassis: Build quality, camera and display can meet the highest demands. However, the connectivity and the performance do not leave a high-end impression.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 147 g
LG Leon Smartphone Review

83% LG Leon Smartphone Review

Surprise bag. A quad-core SoC, high-speed LTE Internet alongside an NFC module, Android 5.0 and 8 GB of storage. This bundle, in the form of the 4.5-inch LG Leon LGH340N, is officially available for just 149 Euros (~$170). Our report reveals how well the mid-range smartphone fares in real life.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 120 g
YotaPhone 2 now comes in white and gets Android 5.0 update

YotaPhone 2 now comes in white and gets Android 5.0 update

The dual-screen smartphone just got a white version and Android 5.0 update. It is also substantially cheaper.
Apple may be creating a watch band exchange program for Watch owners

Apple may be creating a watch band exchange program for Watch owners

For those who would prefer a different watchband, Apple had created an exchange program to switch out bands with others.
Duet Display allows iPad to work as second display for Windows and Mac

Duet Display allows iPad to work as second display for Windows and Mac

An app made by an ex-Apple engineer lets both Windows and Mac users connect an iPad as a secondary display
May 12
Acer refreshes TravelMate P645 ultrabooks with Broadwell CPU's

Acer refreshes TravelMate P645 ultrabooks with Broadwell CPU's

The new Acer TravelMate P645-S comes with Intel's 5th-generation Core i5 or Core i7 processors.
MediaTek releases 10-core Helio X20 SoC

MediaTek releases 10-core Helio X20 SoC

The Taiwanese chipmaker hopes the new chip will allow it to take on Qualcomm in the top-tier devices segment.
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Convertible Review

85% HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Convertible Review

Even better thanks to Broadwell. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 can basically be described as a Broadwell upgrade of its predecessor. However, the processor alone suffices to improve the convertible: More power and significantly improved battery runtimes are what the device has to offer.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Acer Revo One RL85 Mini PC Review

Acer Revo One RL85 Mini PC Review

Desktop midget. Acer's Revo One is a Mini Desktop PC designed primarily for the home user. The PC tries to attract customers with lots of storage, good performance, and an up-to-date arrangement of physical ports. How the review model differs from other offerings in the market is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 2 kg
Third iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite betas released to developers

Third iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite betas released to developers

As WWDC draws closer, Apple releases the third beta of iOS 8.4 and Mac OSX 10.10.4.
May 11
AT&T announces first self-branded tablet

AT&T announces first self-branded tablet

AT&T unveiled its own tablet called the Trek HD, and it will be available starting at May 12th.
Huawei Mate 8: more details leak

More details about Huawei's upcoming Mate 8 leak

Allegedly, Huawei's upcoming flagship phablet will use in-house Kirin 930 octa-core SoC, a QHD display and a 21 MP camera sensor from Sony.
Huawei MediaPad M2 is now official

Huawei unveils MediaPad M2 tablet

The device features an 8-inch Full HD IPS display and Huawei's own 8-core processor alongside 2 GB of RAM.
AMD Carrizo highlights revealed back in 2014

AMD 7000 Series chips now available in China

The new 28nm chips formerly known as Carrizo and Carrizo-L come with DirectX 12 and Windows 10 support and will roll out globally later this mont...
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

85% Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

"Notebook-Killer" Vol. 3 - After the Surface Pro 3 was released last autumn, Microsoft now also launches the light version called Surface 3. We already have a review unit and will publish our first results. Update 05/07/2015: Application Performance, Emissions and Rating.
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.8" | 622 g
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

73% Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

LTE on-board. The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL is a long-lasting 10.1-inch convertible. The in-built LTE modem offers users the option of mobile Internet.
Intel Atom Z3735D | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

83% Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

Disappointing display. Fujitsu's new 14-inch business Ultrabook, the LifeBook U745, left a good impression overall. However, Fujitsu has made a mistake when selecting the display.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
May 10
HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

76% HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

You get what you pay for. HP demands less than 400 Euros (~$446) for the basic configuration of its ProBook 455 G2, which recommends it for entering the world of semi-professional office laptops. Unfortunately, the weak hardware slows down the user far too often.
AMD A6 Pro-7050B | AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

Nice soundbox. HTC tries to keep old strengths with the One M9 and does not really change the design of its flagship smartphone. The speakers still create a very good sound, but the latest version once again reveals problems in respect of the reworked camera. The battery runtimes could be longer as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Fujitsu LifeBook T935 Convertible Review

81% Fujitsu LifeBook T935 Convertible Review

Broadwell upgrade. Fujitsu does not hold back in its 13.3-inch LifeBook T935: A slim metal casing as well as a hinged display is configured with decent hardware, costing almost 2000 Euros (~$2244). However, the computer exhibits some weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
May 8
Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

78% Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

All-rounder. With its stylish design, Dell's 15.6-inch Inspiron 15-5548 all-rounder aims to attract the attention of potential buyers. The hardware equipment is satisfactory. However, Dell should have put more effort in terms of GPU and screen.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

85% Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

Testosterone phone. The Kyocera Torque is quite a handful: The ruggedized smartphone does not believe in slim lines but rather in protection in compliance with military standards, innovations and business features. More about that in the report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 182 g
Asus G501JW Notebook Review

85% Asus G501JW Notebook Review

A new republic. The thinner ROG is certainly flashier, but cut corners are inevitable. Asus calls it the quietest ultrathin gaming notebook on the market with one of the fastest solid-state drives available. What can go wrong?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Apple MacBook Air 11 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

86% Apple MacBook Air 11 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Unchanged evergreen. Apple refreshes its MacBook Air-series with current Broadwell processors. This does improve the performance noticeably, but something is missing – innovation.
Intel Core i5-5250U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 11" | 1.1 kg
Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
May 7
Gigabyte P55K

Gigabyte announces P55K gaming laptop

This futuristic-looking laptop is powered by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 965M graphics and supports mSATA storage.
ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

The new ZTE Nubia Z9 features Frame Interactive Technology (FIT), allowing the user to perform various tasks by touching or swiping along the sid...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

A Kickstarter project, Nexpaq, aims to give users the ability to attach modules with different functions to their smartphones.

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