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Dec 3
Gigabyte's P35X gaming notebook launches in the US on Dec 5th

Gigabyte's P35X gaming notebook launches in the US on Dec 5th

Gigabyte has recently announced that its P35X gaming notebook will be launched in the US on December 5th. The manufacturer has yet to unveil the ...
Toshiba unveils new Qosmio and Satellite notebooks

Toshiba unveils new Qosmio and Satellite notebooks

Toshiba has just unveiled a range of new notebooks. The Japanese manufacturer introduced new models in the Qosmio X70-B, Satellite C50, L50-B, B-...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Verizon's Android 4.4.4 KitKat update details

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 receives Android 4.4.4 update

The Samsung phablet does not get Lollipop yet, but a new KitKat update that comes with improvements and fixes, as well as a few preloaded apps, i...
OnePlus One CyanogenMod smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC

OnePlus One successor confirmed for 2015

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirms that OnePlus Two should launch by the end of Q3 2015 if everything goes as planned.
Acer Aspire V3-371-38ZG Subnotebook Review Update

78% Acer Aspire V3-371-38ZG Subnotebook Review Update

Iris on-board. Long battery life, matte FHD screen, fast SSD and decent keyboard make the Aspire V3-371-38ZG a good laptop. Does this model have any weaknesses?
Intel Core i3-4158U | Intel Iris Graphics 5100 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng Convertible Review

76% HP Envy x2 15-c000ng Convertible Review

Fan-less. HP's 15.6-inch convertible wants to score with an energy-efficient processor from Intel's new Broadwell lineup, which enables a fan-less design in the Envy. A Full HD, IPS screen and good battery life are also part of the bundle.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Dec 2
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 software update fixes two issues, but Lollipop is not ready yet

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets minor update, Android 5.0 Lollipop coming soon

While Verizon's handsets only fixes two issues, the Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition has been spotted in Beta stage and should b...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s mobile workstation

Lenovo announces ThinkPad W550s mobile workstation

The newest member of Lenovo's mobile workstation line features a 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, 3K IPS display o...
Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist

Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Turion, Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, sorted by performance.
Dragon Age: Inquisition Benchmarked

Dragon Age: Inquisition Benchmarked

Third Installment. The second game focused on action and provided gamers immense enjoyment. Now BioWare is making the move to reconsolidate its Dragon Age fans. Our article will focus on the performance of the Frostbite 3 Engine. Will every gamer be able to joy the world of Inquisition?
HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2 Tablet Review

78% HP Pavilion 10-k000ng x2 Tablet Review

Netbook alternative? HP includes a dockable keyboard for its Pavilion so that it can be used for more than just a media and browsing station. An economic quad-core processor provides the necessary computing power, and the battery life is also decent. HP demands about 250 Euros (~$309) for the device.
Intel Atom Z3736F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 590 g
Intel acquires PasswordBox

Intel acquires PasswordBox

This purchase is effective immediately and the entire PasswordBox team joined Intel Security to help create a safe and secure digital world.
Android KitKat and other Android statues at Googleplex

Android KitKat accounts for 34 percent of all Google Play traffic

Fresh data from Google reveals that Jelly Bean still is the most popular Android version, closely followed by KitKat.
HTC One M9 specs leak online

HTC One M9 leaks online

The upcoming HTC flagship is expected to have a 5.5-inch QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 16 MP rear camera and up to 128 GB inter...
HP India launches the 6-inch Slate 6 VoiceTab II

HP India launches the 6-inch Slate 6 VoiceTab II

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just launched a new small tablet in the Indian market. The new product is called the HP Slate 6 VoiceTab II, and is pric...
Portégé Z30-A-1C

Toshiba unveils the new Portégé Z30-A-1CR business notebook

Toshiba has recently unveiled a new member of its Portégé Z30-A business notebook series, the Portégé Z30-A-1C. The LTE-enabled notebook comes wi...
Microsoft Lumia 1030 prototype leaks online

Microsoft Lumia 1030 prototype leaks online

It looks like a Microsoft Lumia 1030 prototype has been leaked on a Chinese auction site. The device has been referred to in the past as the "Nok...
Microsoft acquired Acompli, makers of mobile email apps

Microsoft buys Acompli

Acompli provides email and calendar apps for both iOS and Android platforms and they will soon join the Microsoft Outlook team.
Dec 1
Google Glass smartglasses available with Texas Instruments chip

Intel will power next-gen Google Glass smartglasses

Google's Internet-connected eyewear will soon be powered by an Intel chip which is going to replace the Texas Instruments SoC used by the first v...
Razer Nabu smartband with Bluetooth LE connectivity

Razer Nabu smartband launches tomorrow

This smartband goes on sale in the United States tomorrow for $99.99 USD, but early adopters can get it for $20 USD less.
The original G Flex may get a successor at CES 2015 next month

LG may announce G Flex successor next month

Industry insiders reveal that G Flex 2 will bring major improvements over its predecessor and will launch at CES 2015 in January, although LG sti...
QNAP TS-453 Pro and TS-453S Pro high-performance 2.5-inch SSD NAS

QNAP announces SSD NAS models TS-451S, TS-453S Pro and TS-853S Pro

These new Turbo NAS models can accommodate up to eight 2.5-inch drives and offer excellent performance and features in a small package.
First Impressions: Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS in Review

75% First Impressions: Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS in Review

Netbook, redefined. Asus sells a handy subnotebook with Windows 8.1 Bing for 219 Euros (~$272). So how much netbook do customers get for so little money? Asus refers to elegance, premium experience, performance, 12 hours of web surfing, and vibrant colors. In addition, a one-year license for Office 365 is included. Is this all too good to be true?
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 980 g
Lenovo Horizon 2s-F0AT0003US AIO Review

Lenovo Horizon 2s-F0AT0003US AIO Review

Expand your Horizon. The 19.5-inch Horizon 2s is Lenovo's follow-up to the 21.5-inch Horizon 2e "2-in-1 tabletop PC". The new model comes with a smaller fold-out kickstand and is much slimmer and lighter than its larger sibling. How the new AIO compares is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 19.5" | 2.5 kg
Nov 30
Far Cry 4 Benchmarked

Far Cry 4 Benchmarked

Call to Freedom. The Ubisoft recipe has changed little for the long-awaited sequel, Far Cry 4, as the game is composed primarily of action, exploration and foraging. We tested the performance of the Kyrat special edition on various laptops and have summarized our findings in this review.
Apple iPad Pro specs leaked

Apple iPad Pro specs leaked

Apple is working on a larger iPad to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro range. Leaked sketches and specifications tell us more about the "iPad Pro...
LG readying Surface Pro 3 competitor

LG readying Surface Pro 3 competitor

Reports suggest that Korean giant LG is readying its own convertible notebook hybrid to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Nov 29
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Review

84% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro Review

Pro as in projector? Lenovo shows its innovative side: The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro can be hung up on a wall, has an integrated subwoofer, and even a projector is installed. At a first glance, that is enough to provide a "wow" factor - but we will check whether the rest of the tablet is just as awesome.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 13.3" | 950 g
HP Pavilion 13-a093na x360 Convertible Review Update

75% HP Pavilion 13-a093na x360 Convertible Review Update

Red temptation. The Pavilion 13 would like to spare buyers the necessity of choosing between tablet and notebook experience by combining both worlds. It is driven by an AMD APU. In addition, it delivers good battery life and plenty of storage space.
AMD A8-6410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema) | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
HTC Desire 620 Android smartphone ready for retail

HTC Desire 620 leaks online

This mid-range 5-inch Android handset has an all-plastic build, uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC coupled with 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage a...
Nov 28
HP 355 G2 Notebook Review Update

75% HP 355 G2 Notebook Review Update

Decent computer, good price. HP demands 369 Euros (~$458) for its 355 G2. The buyer gets an office laptop with two operating systems (Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)), a quad-core processor, and a dedicated Radeon graphics core for the money. Can buying a laptop for this price be a mistake?
AMD A8-6410 | AMD Radeon R5 M240 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Intel Core M-5Y70

82% Intel Core M-5Y70 "Broadwell" Review

Performance goes up, energy consumption goes down? After a several-month delay, Intel has finally released the fifth incarnation of their "Core" architecture, codenamed Broadwell. It's even coming on the market this year -- at least in a few machines. Initially, the new, extremely low-energy Core M series will only be used in the improved 14 nm manufacturing process. Is it a dream come true? Can we now expect to see high-performance, passively cooled Windows tablets?
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Nov 27
IDC: Global PC market shrinks 2.7 percent in 2014

IDC: Global PC market shrinks 2.7 percent in 2014

IDC, one of the leading market analysis firms, has just released its worldwide PC shipments forecast for 2014. The company says that the global P...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: customers complain about easily scratchable display glass

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: customers complain about easily scratchable display glass

A growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining that the display glass on their handset scratched too easily, raising concer...
Kogan releases $329 Windows 8.1 notebook

Kogan releases $329 Windows 8.1 notebook

Kogan has released an affordable 15.6" notebook which runs on Windows 8.1 that costs only $329 and is rated for 9.5 hours of battery life.
Microsoft will release Windows 10 Consumer Preview in January

Microsoft will release Windows 10 Consumer Preview in January

Microsoft plans to reveal new consumer features of Windows 10, their new cross-platform flexible OS, at an event in January, 2015.
Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H Ultrabook Review

86% Asus Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H Ultrabook Review

Symbiosis. A powerful notebook does not have to be bulky and loud if it can also be dignified, subtle and quiet. Why pretentious and not understated? Asus thinks it knows what wealthy customers want and creates an Ultrabook that combines performance and elegance in a simple yet sophisticated chassis. Can this symbiosis really set new records in every category, just as Asus promises?
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Nov 26
Intel Plans To Continue Subsidizing Tablets

Intel Plans To Continue Subsidizing Tablets

Contrary to previous rumors, sources say that Intel plans to continue subsidizing tablets powered using its mobile chips.
Cheapest Black Friday Laptops

Cheapest Black Friday Laptops

We find the most inexpensive notebooks this Thanksgiving Holiday so you don’t have to.
Dell Latitude 14 E5450 Notebook Review

85% Dell Latitude 14 E5450 Notebook Review

Time is money. Dell's new Latitude E5450 that is designed to make work efficient and be performance-enhancing has now been introduced to the business world. Will the professional domain benefit from its mobility, security, and power?
Intel Core i5-4310U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 2 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) Smartphone Review

90% Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910F) Smartphone Review

Dazzler. The concept of the Galaxy Note, a high-end smartphone with a digitizer, is still unique and well implemented by Samsung. But the device cannot utilize the promised additional performance of the Snapdragon 805. However, the Note 4 probably has the best smartphone display, which shines bright and can also convince outdoors.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.7" | 176 g
Samsung pulls out Fitness with Gear app

Samsung plans to shut down ChatOn, retires Fitness with Gear app

The South Korean company's global sales are slowing down and they decided to drop the ChatOn messaging service, as well as Fitness with Gear, its...
Nov 25
Sony Xperia Z4 Snapdragon 805

Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra rumored to come with Snapdragon 805 chips

According to recent rumors, the Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra will both be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. This contradicts previous r...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm unveils reference Snapdragon 810 smartphone and tablet

Qualcomm has just unveiled smartphone and tablet reference devices based on the upcoming Snapdragon 810 SoC. As mobile developer platforms, these...
Google Nexus 6 from T-Mobile without bloatware and carrier branding

T-Mobile sells pure Nexus 6

T-Mobile's Nexus 6 phablet comes with no carrier branding and no bloatware, as the company decided to listen to the customers who want their Goog...
HP 14-r003ng Notebook Review

75% HP 14-r003ng Notebook Review

Classy low-cost gadget. HP14’s exterior gives a premium-line impression. However, the price of just 350 Euros (~$435) suggests that the performance reserves will not be able to meet any special requirements. Is it a good compromise or are the looks deceiving?
Intel Pentium N3530 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 14" | 2 kg
First Impressions: Asus Zenbook NX500JK in Review

86% First Impressions: Asus Zenbook NX500JK in Review

Alluring. Asus aims at tech enthusiasts with its new 15-inch Zenbook generation. The flat aluminum unibody houses a standard-voltage i7 processor paired with an upper middle-class Nvidia graphics card. The highlight of this model seems to be the 4K panel. It offers high resolutions, great colors, high contrast and wide viewing angles. Is this the winner?
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Nov 24
Dell Inspiron 15-3531 Notebook Review

72% Dell Inspiron 15-3531 Notebook Review

Cutting corners. A new day, a new notebook with Bing Windows. This low-price model has no fan and offers good battery life. On the inside, not surprisingly, the laptop has an Intel Bay Trail CPU.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
iBuyPower GT72 Dominator Notebook Review Update

88% iBuyPower GT72 Dominator Notebook Review Update

You've got the power. We provide some more benchmarks and comparison numbers for our second look at the MSI GT72 with GTX 980M graphics. In short: This is performance that rivals a system with GTX 780M SLI graphics.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE) Notebook Review

70% Lenovo B50-45 (MCD2GGE) Notebook Review

Agonizing. Lenovo will not win any awards with the abysmal performance of the new AMD E-6010 dual-core and the integrated R2 graphics. But then, its price is cheap. To what extent the office snail exhausted the tester's patience, and whether multimedia and gaming is even remotely possible is revealed in our report.
AMD E1-6010 | AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
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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.

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