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Sep 6
Lenovo reveals updated ThinkPad Helix detachable and Edge 15 convertible
IFA 2014 | Lenovo reveals updated ThinkPad Helix detachable and Edge 15 convertible
The 11.6-inch ThinkPad Helix will sport Intel's upcoming Core M CPUs...
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Intel Core M 5Y70 Notebook Processor
Broadwell x86 2 cores @ 1100 - 2600 MHz 14nm
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks
September 2014 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mo...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks
September 2014 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
September 2014 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and co...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets
September 2014 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is re...
Sep 5
Huawei Ascend G7 Android phablet with 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor
IFA 2014 | Huawei shows off Ascend G7 phablet
This 5.5-inch handset has a 64-bit quad-core processor, 13 MP back c...
Acer Aspire V3-772G-747a8G1.12TWakk Notebook Review
82% Acer Aspire V3-772G-747a8G1.12TWakk Notebook Review
Let's play again. About a year ago we took a look at the Acer Aspire V3-772G and came away impressed with its performance. This time around, we'll examine the latest model in the series and check to see what else is new besides an updated graphics card.
Intel Core i7-4702MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Sep 4
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Intel HD Graphics 5600
24 Broadwell cores, mem: 64/128 Bit
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
48 Broadwell cores, mem: eDRAM + 64/128 Bit
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Intel Iris Graphics 6100
48 Broadwell cores, mem: 64/128 Bit
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Intel HD Graphics 6000
48 Broadwell cores, mem: 64/128 Bit
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Intel HD Graphics 5500
24 Broadwell cores, mem: 64/128 Bit
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Intel HD Graphics 5300
24 Broadwell cores @ 100 - 850MHz, mem: 64/128 Bit
HP Pavilion 15-p008ng Notebook Review
78% HP Pavilion 15-p008ng Notebook Review
Affordable all-rounder. HP demands 500 Euros (~$647) for its all-round Pavilion 15 laptop. The buyer gets a Full HD screen alongside a GeForce 840M GPU, and a Core i5 processor. Can you really go wrong with this device at this price?
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
IFA 2014 | Samsung announces Galaxy Note 4 phablet
This long-awaited 5.7-inch Android device has a metal frame, 16 MP b...
Acer unveils new Iconia tablets with Android and Windows at IFA 2014
IFA 2014 | Acer reveals new Iconia tablets
The following tablets have been announced and will join the Iconia f...
Sep 3
Asus MeMo Pad 7 ME572C with 64-bit Intel Atom processor and Android
IFA 2014 | Asus unveils 64-bit Intel Atom-powered MeMo Pad 7
The ME572C model runs Android, uses a Intel Atom Z3560 processor and...
Acer Aspire Switch 11 2-in-1 Windows convertible with Intel Core i5 processor
IFA 2014 | Acer introduces Aspire Switch 11 series and a new Aspire Switch 10
The Aspire Switch 11 series feature Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protecti...
Samsung Gear S Strap from Swarovski for Samsung collection
Samsung Gear S Strap joins "Swarovski for Samsung" collection
This crystal-encrusted exclusive strap joins the luxury accessories ...
Lenovo reveals Tab S8 and Y70 Touch ahead of IDF 2014
IFA 2014 | Lenovo reveals Tab S8 and Y70 Touch ahead of IDF 2014
Lenovo details their first 17-inch touch laptop and first 8-inch Ato...
HP Envy x360-15t Touch Convertible Review
74% HP Envy x360-15t Touch Convertible Review
Jealous? The HP Envy 15-u001ng wants to make other convertible users jealous with its 360-degree hinge and the metal case. Read our review to find out why this is probably not going to happen.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 Tablet Review
86% Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 Tablet Review
Nexus rival. The Huawei MediaPad X1 7.0 is designed to vie with the Google Nexus 7, and with its in-house processor and high-resolution LTPS display, it seems to be an interesting competitor in the 7-inch segment. The LTE tablet leaves a good impression in many respects; however, it shows some flaws in terms of software.
HiSilicon Kirin 910 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 7.0" | 239 g
Sep 2
Microsoft Windows 9
Windows 9 teaser posted online by mistake
A Windows 9 teaser went online in China, but it has been confirmed i...
Apple iPhone 6 image, online leak
iPhone 6 videos leak online
Next to some technical specifications, a few iPhone 6 videos also le...
Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme Convertible Review
78% Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme Convertible Review
Robust. The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme feels at home even in the most adverse environments. The convertible has a robust case, combined with a strong processor and good input devices. But at the price Dell is asking, buyers will certainly have to pay for what they get.
Intel Core i5-4300U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 11.6" | 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571G-536E
79% Acer Aspire E5-571G-536E Notebook Review
Solid total package. Acer introduces its Aspire E5-571G as an all-round laptop that includes a dedicated Nvidia graphics card and Intel Core i5 processor. However, hardware is not everything in this category - it very much depends on performance and quality. Has Acer created a successful combination for 700 Euros (~$920)? Find out in the following report.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sep 1
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q (i5, 840M) Notebook Review
80% Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q (i5, 840M) Notebook Review
Big brother. Is bigger also better in this case? Our comparison review will uncover this with respect to old problem areas such as the display. The 15.6-inch model achieved consistently strong results in our previous review. We expected the same from this device, when we started the test.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk renderings, wearables to be unveiled on September 4
Sony could unveil SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk this week
These two waterproof wearables are expected to be unveiled on Septem...
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PowerVR SGX544MP2
8/4 PowerVR SGX5 cores @ 300 - 533MHz
Huawei Ascend Mate2 Android phablet with 4G LTE, 6.1-inch screen and quad-core processor
Huawei Ascend Mate2 hits Fry's
This 6.1-inch phablet is powered by a quad-core processor and featur...
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A Notebook Review Update
78% Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A Notebook Review Update
Quiet with stamina. The 11.6-inch Aspire V3-111P notebook delivers a quad-core processor, a very good keyboard and a very long battery life. So, the small computer is ideal as a mobile typewriter that has lots of stamina.
Intel Pentium N3530 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Aug 31
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review
81% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review
The ThinkPad-Yoga-Chromebook hybrid. What happens when you cross a Chromebook with both a ThinkPad and a Yoga? You get one of the most well-made and practical inexpensive multimode 11-inch Chromebooks in the market. We detail in this review how the ThinkPad Yoga 11e has instantly become one of our favorite Chromebooks as of 2014.
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.7 kg
ZTE Hot Thing teaser for September 16 launch event
ZTE special event coming on September 16
The Chinese company will launch a "Hot thing" in the US that is expe...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet in disguise, first Galaxy Note 4 video
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 spotted in disguise
This upcoming phablet seems to be ready for the market already and i...
Aug 30
Lenovo N20p-59426642 Dual-Mode Chromebook Review
74% Lenovo N20p-59426642 Dual-Mode Chromebook Review
Dual-mode Chromebook… As convertible notebooks continue to pique consumers’ interest, Chromebooks have yet to capitalize on the concept. Lenovo’s N20p flaunts its ability to transform, Yoga- or Flex-style, in pursuit of a piece of the convertible pie. Can it succeed?
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba WT8-B-102‏ Tablet Review
74% Toshiba WT8-B-102‏ Tablet Review
Slimmer is better. With 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage the Toshiba Encore 2 WT8 cutting a fine line between tablet and Windows PC. It's targeted as a very low-cost solution for the consumer space and from the outside it looks good. But does it perform well enough for the price?
Intel Atom Z3735G | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8" | 372 g
Gigabyte P25X v2 Notebook Review
82% Gigabyte P25X v2 Notebook Review
Character actor. While most notebook companies rely at most on the GeForce GTX 870M for their 15-inch department, Gigabyte uses Nvidia's top model for the P25X v2. Also the other features (Blu-ray burner, mSATA-SSDs...) clearly point to a high-end product. In this review you will see whether the device is worth its 2,000 Euros (~$2627).
Intel Core i7-4810MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Intel Broadwell chips to power Chromebooks before the end of 2014
Fanless Broadwell-powered Chromebooks could launch this year
While not officially confirmed yet, it appears that next to Windows ...
Aug 29
Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007 with Intel Bay Trail processor
Toshiba announces Intel Bay Trail-powered Chromebook CB30-007
This new Intel Celeron-powered portable loaded with Chrome OS is alr...
Apple September 9 special event - Wish we could say more, iWatch and iPhone 6 expected to launch
Apple special event confirmed for September 9
The Cupertino company is expected to unveil both the iPhone 6 flagsh...
Asus ZenWatch smartwatch teaser in advance of IFA 2014 unveiling
Asus ZenWatch to cost less than $199 USD
Asustek's CEO has confirmed the company's first smartwatch will hit ...
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 Notebook Review
78% Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 Notebook Review
Affordable endurance machine. The hunt for a low-priced and, at the same time, long-lasting office machine has come to an end. The Extensa 2510 not only has long battery runtimes to offer but also brings along a good keyboard and matte screen. The bundle is available for just over 400 Euros (~$525).
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712) Notebook Review Update
82% Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (59424712) Notebook Review Update
The agony of choice. After our first review of the FHD version of the new Lenovo Y50 Gaming notebook, we are now focusing on a version with UHD display (3840x2160 pixels) and fast Samsung SSD. Full HD and matte or ultra HD and glossy? That's the question. We compare both displays.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaTab S8-50 with Android KitKat, Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage
Lenovo IdeaTab S8-50 Android tablet leaks online
This new tablet has not been officially confirmed yet, but its alleg...
NVIDIA Shield tablet 4G LTE version, not for sale yet
NVIDIA Shield tablet with 4G LTE hits the FCC
The 4G LTE-capable version of NVIDIA's slate for gamers has just bee...
Aug 28
LG G Watch R smartwatch with full circle P-OLED display
LG announces G Watch R smartwatch
This round smartwatch features a circular Plastic OLED display which...
HP power cord model LS-15 sold between 2010 and 2012, replaced for free
HP recalls over 6 million defective power cords
HP and Compaq power cords model LS-15 sold in the US and Canada betw...
ZTE Warp Sync Adroid smartphone with 4G LTE, quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage
ZTE Warp Sync hits Boost Mobile
This 5-inch Android KitKat handset packs a quad-core processor, 2 GB...
Samsung Gear S smartwatch with 2-inch curved AMOLED display and Tizen OS
Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch and Gear Circle earbuds
The new smartwatch is IP67-certified and features a dual-core proces...
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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.

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Sortable and filterable benchmark and specs list of all currently built video graphic adapters in notebooks / laptops.

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This article explains, how much graphic memory is useful for which video cards and which applications are accelerated thus.

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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.

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