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Feb 19
Rumor: 6 million Apple Watch units to be available on launch day

Rumor: 6 million Apple Watch units to be available on launch day

According to a recent rumor, Apple is readying somewhere between 5 and 6 million Apple Watch units in preparation for the launch of the smartwatc...
Qualcomm adds Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 to its ARM SoC portfolio

Qualcomm announces four new Snapdragon SoCs

The new Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 transform once-premium features such as 64-bit support, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac into baseline standards.
Allview E2 Jump: waterproof smartphone priced at 140 Euro

Allview E2 Jump: waterproof smartphone priced at 140 Euro

Allview has unveiled a new Android smartphone. The E2 Jump is a IPx5-certified waterproof handset priced at 139 Euros. The 4.5-inch device will b...
 

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 110 g
Nexoc M514 (Clevo WA50SJQ) Notebook Review

79% Nexoc M514 (Clevo WA50SJQ) Notebook Review

With the power of IPS. There are a lot of multimedia notebooks on the market, but many devices reveal drawbacks when you look at the display quality. The Nexoc M514 wants to stand out from the competition with its IPS panel. The nice metal chassis helps to compete with the rivals as well.
Intel Core i5-4210M | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Feb 18
Acer Aspire Switch 12

82% Acer Aspire Switch 12 Convertible Review

Standing ovation. The Acer Aspire Switch 12 design has surprised us in its flexibility and ability to be a very productive hybrid PC with a huge range of usage scenarios and processing capability.
Intel Core M-5Y10c | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
HTC teases the One M9 for March 1st announcement

HTC teases the One M9 for March 1st announcement

HTC confirmed today that the One M9 will be officially introduced on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The smartphone is ...
Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 123 g
Asus C300MA Chromebook Review

78% Asus C300MA Chromebook Review

Basic and balanced… The 13.3-inch Chromebook from ASUS is now in our labs, and there’s a lot to like for $219—provided you can deal with a few compromises. We break down all the relevant pros and cons in our full review.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

February 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regula...
Feb 17
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition will soon launch with Nvidia's new GPUs and Intel's Real Sense 3D camera

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition to be updated with GTX 950M/960M

Acer is gearing up to update its 17-inch gaming laptop with Nvidia's new mid-range graphics cards. Some configurations will also receive Intel's ...
Nvidia's GRID will soon be home to 40 game titles

Nvidia's GRID will soon be home to 40 game titles

Nvidia recently announced that GRID, the company's on-demand game streaming service, will soon be home to 40 gaming titles. Three new games will ...
Asus ZenBook UX305 with IPS display and Intel Core-M processor

Asus ZenBook UX305 starts at $699

This 13.3-inch ultraportable weighs only 2.6 pounds, has a Full HD IPS display, Intel Core-M processor, comes loaded with Windows 8.1, and starts...
Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung Exynos Octa 7 enters mass production

Samsung recently announced that it started mass producing the 64-bit Exynos Octa 7 using the 14-nm FinFET technology. The new chip is likely to b...
LG G4 allegedly scheduled for April announcement

LG G4 allegedly scheduled for April announcement

A new rumor claims that the official unveiling of the LG G4 is planned for the month of April. On the first day of March, two major Android flags...
Vaio Z and Z Canvas Ultrabooks officially announced

Vaio Z and Z Canvas Ultrabooks officially announced

VAIO, the laptop brand which used to be owned by Sony, announced yesterday two new Ultrabooks. The Vaio Z is an acrobatic slim Ultrabook that can...
Asus Zenbook UX305 Subnotebook Review

87% Asus Zenbook UX305 Subnotebook Review

Slimline. How much flatter does it get? The Core M is at its best, with 12 millimeters in an airless case. The performance lags behind the Haswell competitors, and the Zenbook inspires no wonder in terms of battery life. Still, input devices, workmanship, emissions, and (last but not least) the price argue in favor of purchase.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

February 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top ...
Feb 16
Nvidia 900M graphics: now with 100% less overclocking

Nvidia disables overclocking for Maxwell-based laptop graphics cards with a driver update

It's not a feature, it's a bug: Nvidia claims that laptop graphics "were not designed" for overclocking and that it's "safeguarding" users' syste...
LG Watch Urbane stainless steel smartwatch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

MWC 2015 | LG Watch Urbane coming next month

This Android Wear-powered smartwatch will debut next month as the company's first all-metal luxury wearable.
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 Tablet Review

85% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 Tablet Review

Multimedia central. Acer designed their Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 to be a veritable home entertainment system. To that end, they equipped the 10-inch tablet with an HD display, a quad-core SoC and a Dolby sound system. Is the 200-Euro (~$225) Android device worth buying? Read our review to find out.
Mediatek MT8127 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 10.0" | 520 g
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
Feb 15
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

No more fans. Core-M makes it possible: The new ThinkPad Helix 2 is available without a fan for the first time, but is still supposed to provide sufficient performance for all important applications. Can the versatile convertible meet the high expectations of business customers?
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Feb 14
Acer Aspire Switch 12

Acer Aspire Switch 12 early impressions and performance results

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a unique PC. Half all-in-one and half Ultrabook and running on the new Core M processor. It's multi-faceted and fanless and we've got one on the desk going through the review process right now but for those that can't wait, here are some first-impressions, performance figures and comparisons with the Surface Pro 3
A rendered image of the Galaxy S6's possible design (Photo: Gottabe Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S6 might get a new TouchWiz version, end-March release rumored

Samsung's proprietary launcher is expected to be considerably revamped for the company's new flagship smartphone whose release date was deduced u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

February 2015 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

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Gigabyte P34W v3 Notebook Review

83% Gigabyte P34W v3 Notebook Review

GTX 970M in a 14-inch laptop. What happens when you cram a 2.6 GHz i7-4720HQ CPU and an Nvidia GTX 970M together in an ultrathin 14-inch form factor? You get one of the fastest and truly portable gaming notebooks around - albeit one with some thermal issues.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Feb 13
Sony stainless steel SmartWatch 3 launches globally

Sony stainless steel SmartWatch 3 launches globally

The stainless steel strap variant of Sony's latest smartwatch appeared for the first time at CES last month and this week launches worldwide.
Panasonic Toughbook 54: highly configurable semi-rugged 14-inch laptop with Broadwell vPro

Panasonic announces the semi-rugged Toughbook 54 laptop

This 14-inch Broadwell vPro-enabled laptop offers a protected chassis, comprehensive security and a vast array of connections.
Apple rumored to update to its MacBook Air series in late February

Apple rumored to update to its MacBook Air series in late February

According to a new rumor, Apple will update its current-generation MacBook Airs by the end of February. The update is said to be a minor one, mos...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablet with Super AMOLED display

Second-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab S should arrive later this year

Industry insiders claim the second iteration of Samsung's tablets with Super AMOLED display are currently under development and could hit the mar...
Acer Aspire E5-571G Notebook Review Update

80% Acer Aspire E5-571G Notebook Review Update

Long-lasting all-rounder. The Aspire boasts a strong processor and gaming-suitable GPU — but users will not have to sacrifice long battery runtimes in exchange for its high-performance hardware.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371 Notebook Review

79% Acer Aspire V3-371 Notebook Review

Solid inner values. Acer introduces its updated Aspire V3-371-58DJ right after Intel released its new, economic Broadwell processors. We will find out whether the CPU refresh is enough to stand out from the competition.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Feb 12
Toshiba unveils Broadwell-based Satellite Z30-B-100 Ultrabook

Toshiba unveils Broadwell-based Satellite Z30-B-100 Ultrabook

The Toshiba Satellite Z30-B-100 is a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook that comes with an Intel Core i5-5200U dual-core CPU from the Broadwell generation. ...
Dell Chromebook 11 with low voltage Intel Bay Trail processor

Dell unveils Chromebook 11 with Intel Bay Trail processor

The Chromebook 11 now gets a dual-core Intel Bay Trail-M processor and a MIL-STD 810G-compliant case, as well as Corning Gorilla Glass protection...
Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet will get Android Lollipop update

Samsung Galaxy Note II to get Lollipop update

Samsung Poland confirmed that the second generation flagship phablet of the South Korean company will get a Lollipop update, although it was laun...
100 GB free OneDrive storage for two years with free Bing Rewards account

Microsoft offers 100 GB free OneDrive storage

Bing Rewards members in the US get 100 GB of free cloud storage for two years, otherwise priced at $1.99 USD a month.
Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

84% Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

The carbon dwarf. If you do not like a tablet, and a smartphone is not large enough, then the 12.5-inch Ultrabook Dell Latitude 12 E7250 is a full business notebook that fits in your bag. Let us see what the small device is capable of.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Feb 11
Sunrise Atelier joins Microsoft

Microsoft acquires Sunrise Atelier

After Acompli, Sunrise Atelier is the second company known for a calendar app aimed at mobile platforms that joins Microsoft.
Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet free from T-Mobile with 1 GB or more data plans

T-Mobile offers free tablet with data plan purchase

Customers who purchase a data plan offering 1 GB of more will also get the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 Android slate for free, but only for a limited ...
Lenovo Y50 with GeForce GTX 960M is expected in March

Lenovo Y50 with GeForce GTX 960M coming in March

Lenovo's popular 15.6-inch gaming laptop will soon be updated with Nvidia's new mid-range graphics card.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets Android 5 Lollipop update starting in Poland

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets Lollipop update

The long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung's flagship phablet finally begins to roll out in Poland, but only for the Exynos variant...
HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review

82% HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review

Pumped up. With the Desire 820, HTC introduces the more powerful successor to the Desire 816. Although equipped with a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 processor, the smartphone still runs the older Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat and features a slimmer build as well as a lower price price point.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 155 g
Verykool s5511 Juno Quatro Smartphone Review

77% Verykool s5511 Juno Quatro Smartphone Review

A Veryhot deal? San Diego-based company offers a small range of affordable smartphones that should satisfy casual users on the go. The s5511 is a good alternative to mainstream brands and even offers one of the brightest displays on the market.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 5.5" | 157 g
Feb 10
Samsung Galaxy S6 CNET Korea leaked images

Samsung Galaxy S6 support pages spotted online

Support pages for the upcoming flagship have been spotted yesterday, but they are no longer available.
Samsung vs Microsoft settle royalties dispute outside the court

Samsung and Microsoft settle their royalties-related dispute

The two tech giants close their dispute over Android patent royalties, but details of this agreement remain confidential.
Ultra HD 8K (7680x4320 pixels) displays can now be theoretically installed in laptops, but will they be?

VESA announces eDP 1.4a standard

The new revision supports Ultra HD 8K (7680x4320) resolution.

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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