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Dec 11
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...
Vivo X5 Max 5.5-inch Full HD smartphone with 2 GB memory, 16 GB internal storage, up to 128 GB microSD support and quad-core Snapdragon processor

Vivo launches world's thinnest smartphone in China

The 5.5-inch X5 Max smartphone is less than 0.19 inches thick and runs a custom Android 4.4 KitKat version called "Funtouch OS" on top of competi...
Dell Venue 8 Pro (Model 3845) Tablet Review Update

79% Dell Venue 8 Pro (Model 3845) Tablet Review Update

Success. Intel's Bay Trail platform and Windows with Bing enable manufacturers to build cheaper and cheaper notebooks and tablets. Dell took advantage of these developments and just released an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a bright, high-contrast IPS display -- for just 160 to 180 Euros (~$199 to ~$224).
Intel Atom Z3735G | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8" | 388 g
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD Tablet Review

85% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD Tablet Review

All-round entertainer. Being equipped with a Full HD screen and Dolby sound system, the 10-inch Android-based Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20FHD is to ensure a breathtaking entertainment experience - according to the manufacturer. Our report reveals whether it is enough for this superlative.
Mediatek MT8127 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 10.0" | 520 g
Dec 10
Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus both feature 4G connectivity

Apple remains the world's largest 4G smartphone vendor

While the market for LTE-enabled smartphones grew with over 50 percent between Q2 and Q3 of this year, Apple maintains its lead in terms of reven...
ZTE Q7: an Apple iPhone 6 Plus clone from China

ZTE Q7: an Apple iPhone 6 Plus clone from China

It looks like Chinese smartphone manufacturers have made it a habit to blatantly copy Apple's iPhone series. The upcoming Q7 smartphone from Chin...
Samsung may launch a Snapdragon 810 version of the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung may launch a Snapdragon 810 version of the Galaxy Note 4

Considered by many an excellent smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is more than your typical handset, as in combination with the S-Pen stylus,...
Lenovo Edge 15-80H10004US Notebook Review

75% Lenovo Edge 15-80H10004US Notebook Review

Yoga-like entertainer. Lenovo’s Edge 15 notebook is a Best Buy exclusive with a sleek and sturdy aluminum build and some transformative properties that almost resemble the Yoga line of machines. It’s an interesting combination of features, but is it a practical addition to the lineup?
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10-B-101 Convertible Review

72% Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10-B-101 Convertible Review

Maximum Flexibility. That's how Toshiba introduces a number of new convertibles on their German website. The series is supposed to merge the most important features of both notebooks and tablets into a single unit. If Toshiba succeeded we are going to determine during our review of the first model in the series, which retails for 400 Euro.
Intel Celeron N2840 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Dec 9
LG G Watch R first generation Android Wear smartwatch

4G LTE-capable LG G Watch R2 could show up in February

The direct successor to the notorious G Watch R is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona featuring 4G connectivity.
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.
Nexus 6 now available via US Cellular

Nexus 6 hits US Cellular

This carrier sells the phablet in Midnight Blue and Cloud White starting at $199.99 USD for the 32 GB variant when purchased with a two-year cont...
Qualcomm Snapdragon animated ads hero

Qualcomm denies the rumors about Snapdragon 810

The upcoming high-end SoC is right on track and devices that use it will hit the market in the first half of 2015, say Qualcomm officials.
Samsung 850 EVO SSD with 3-bit V-NAND technology

Samsung introduces 850 EVO SSD with 3-bit V-NAND technology

This latest addition to Samsung's solid state drive lineup is based on the 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology and will be launched global...
Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A Netbook Review

77% Acer Aspire ES1-111-C56A Netbook Review

Little companion. Netbooks still have a purpose. A small, light, and portable Windows device does not have to be expensive. But what can the buyer expect for a price below 250 Euros (~$310)?
Intel Celeron N2840 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

87% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

Performance alternative. HP reworked its workstation series and now offers some new features. We decided to equip the HP ZBook 15 G2 with the AMD FirePro M5100 and the high-resolution QHD+ display. We tested how well the two components suit the established working device.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Dec 8
TAG Heuer rumored to release an Intel-based smartwatch at CES 2015

TAG Heuer rumored to release an Intel-based smartwatch at CES 2015

A recent report claims that Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer could make a surprise appearance at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, where the company is ex...
Sony Xperia Z4 rumored to come with 5.2-inch display

Sony Xperia Z4 rumored to come with 5.2-inch display

Although previous rumors claimed that the Sony Xperia Z4 will come with a 5.4-inch QHD display, new sources indicate that the Z4 will actually co...
IBM signs agreement with Docker

IBM and Docker announce strategic partnership

The two companies teamed up to enable enterprises to optimize deployment of distributed applications on the IBM Cloud via the Docker open platfor...
Kairos T-band turns regular watches into smartwatches

Kairos T-band turns analog watches into smartwatches

This smart strap can turn an old mechanical watch into a smartwatch and promises to offer up to 10 days of battery life on a single charge when i...
Microsoft Cortana virtual assistant rolls out to Germany, Italy, France, and Spain

Microsoft Cortana hits four new markets

The Redmond giant launches an update to the Windows Phone Developer Preview Program that brings the Cortana virtual assistant to France, Italy, G...
EUROCOM X8 (Clevo P375SM) Notebook Review

85% EUROCOM X8 (Clevo P375SM) Notebook Review

GTX 980M SLI. The highly configurable Eurocom X7 returns as the X8 and instantly comes out on top on our usual benchmarks yet again. We take a closer look at this ultimate gaming machine from the Canadian reseller of the most powerful barebones available.
Intel Core i7-4940MX | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Dell Latitude E5550 Notebook Review

86% Dell Latitude E5550 Notebook Review

Business style. The business laptops of Dell's Latitude lineup are actually made for entrepreneurs. However, the slim Dell Latitude E5550 and its plastic casing also fit medium budgets. Our report clarifies whether the E5550 is just another office machine, or if it might just add a touch of elegance to the desk.
Intel Core i5-4310U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

December 2014 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regula...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

December 2014 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top ...
Dec 7
Lenovo Yoga 2 1051F Windows Tablet Review Update

78% Lenovo Yoga 2 1051F Windows Tablet Review Update

Yoga goes Windows. We're about to take a look at the Windows version of the ergonomic acrobat that is the Yoga 2. We've got a lot of questions: Did Lenovo equip this tablet with the same great IPS panel? How's the battery life compared to the Android model's? Are there any hardware updates? Read our review to find out what we discovered.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 934 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

December 2014 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

December 2014 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Asus F555LD-XX243H Notebook Review Update

74% Asus F555LD-XX243H Notebook Review Update

Well-equipped. Pony up 500 Euros (~$613) for this 15.6-inch device and you'll get an all-rounder capable of running some current video games. Thanks to its 1 TB hard drive, the storage space won't run out anytime soon.
Intel Core i3-4010U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Dec 6
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

December 2014 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

December 2014 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and com...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

December 2014 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

December 2014 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mode...
Dec 5
Google Project Tango Android tablet costs $1,024 USD and up

Google Project Tango tablet starts at $1,024 USD

The 7-inch slate capable to map the space around it in 3D is now available for purchase in both black or white and should ship in 1-2 days once o...
Alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 specs revealed by AnTuTu database screenshot

Samsung Galaxy S6 spotted in the AnTuTu database

A Chinese website spotted the European version of the Galaxy S6 on the AnTuTu website, revealing a 5.5-inch QHD display and a Samsung Exynos 7420...
Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet dominated the US market in October

iPhone 6 Plus dominates the US phablet market

Apple's first large screen iPhone accounted for over 40 percent of the sales in its category during the three-month period ending with October, a...
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS Netbook Review

75% Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS Netbook Review

Netbook, redefined. Asus sells a handy subnotebook based on Windows 8.1 Bing priced at 219 Euros (~$269). Just how much netbook can customers expect at this low price? Asus speaks of elegance, premium-feel, performance, 12 hours of browsing, and vivid colors. A one-year license for Office 365 is also included.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 980 g
@upleaks reveals HTC Hima specs and features

HTC One M9 specs leak online once again

The new alleged specs of the upcoming flagship are different to the ones mentioned earlier this week and include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, 2...
T-Mobile delays the Google Nexus 9, no launch date announced

T-Mobile delays launch of Nexus 9

This 9-inch HTC tablet loaded with pure Android will hit T-Mobile "on a date to be determined" instead of early December as they previously annou...
Dec 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 faces problems that may delay Galaxy S6 and other premium handsets

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 appears to have problems

The next-gen chip overheats and also slows down due to its problematic RAM controller. This could leave various devices without their primary pro...
Samsung discontinues WatchON on December 31

Samsung to discontinue WatchON service on December 31

WatchON service will shut down at the end of 2014 across the whole world, except South Korea and the United States.
Kirin 620 SoC architecture with eight cores clocked at 1.2 GHz

Huawei unveils octa-core Kirin 620 SoC

The new 28nm chip runs at 1.2 GHz, has no less than 8 ARM cores and targets the mid-range segment of the market, but no devices powered by it hav...
Opera buys AdVine mobile ad network from South Africa

Opera buys mobile ad network AdVine

Opera Mediaworks' move brings millions of consumers in Africa within the reach of global and local advertisers via its rich-media and video campa...
Google updates Android 5.0 Lollipop to version 5.0.1

Google updates Android Lollipop to version 5.0.1

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop shows up only a month after the major 5.0 release and images for various Nexus devices can be already downloaded directly ...
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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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