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Feb 10
Second-gen Motorola Moto E costs $99 and ships with Android Lollipop

Second-gen Moto E comes with Lollipop and costs $99 USD

The second iteration of Motorola's budget smartphone has a 4.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and comes lo...
Sony announces the entry-level Xperia E4

Sony announces the entry-level Xperia E4

Without too much fanfare, today Sony unveiled the Xperia Z4, a new Android smartphone. The main highlights of the entry-level device are a 5-inch...
Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark leak reveals Snapdragon 810 SoC

Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark leak reveals Snapdragon 810 SoC

The first leaked Sony Xperia Z4 benchmark result has arrived: the upcoming Sony flagship has been spotted in the Geekbench database, along with m...
Microsoft MWC 2015 press event scheduled for March 2

Microsoft MWC 2015 press event scheduled for March 2

Microsoft started sending out invitations for a press event that the giant will hold on March 2nd in Barcelona at the 2015 edition of the Mobile ...
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Notebook Review

87% First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Notebook Review

Successful fresh cell therapy? Lenovo leads off the annual update of its business lineup with the ThinkPad X250. New Broadwell processors are to make the compact, 12.5-inch laptop faster and more efficient than ever before. But is that enough to coax owners of the former model to change? We provide a first peak of our upcoming review.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet Review

89% Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet Review

Successful Venue. Dell's Venue 8 7000 Android tablet combines a distinctive ultra-thin aluminum chassis, a 8.4-inch high-resolution OLED edge-to-edge display and a current generation Intel Atom processor into one sharp-looking package. It's also the first tablet to offer Intel's RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera. In our in-depth review we'll try to determine if this is one of those rare cases where style actually meets substance.
Intel Atom Z3580 | PowerVR G6430 | 8.4" | 308 g
Feb 9
OnePlus One: invitation-free purchases coming each Tuesday

OnePlus One: invitation-free purchases coming each Tuesday

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus announced that the One will start being available for purchase without an invite on every Tuesday. The pr...
New screenshots of Windows 10 for smartphones surface online

New screenshots of Windows 10 for smartphones surface online

New screenshots of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for smartphones have surfaced online, allowing us a sneak peak at some previously undisclosed...
Sony Xperia E1 II

Mid-range Sony Xperia E1 II leaked by Spanish retailer

The successor of the Sony Xperia E1 has been spotted on the website of a Spanish retailer. The main highlights of the updated entry-level smartph...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 Notebook Review Update

77% Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 Notebook Review Update

Borderline case, part 2. Acer has combined an 11.6-inch Windows tablet with a keyboard dock, trying to win over buyers who do not want to decide between a tablet or a notebook. A passively cooled Core i3 processor provides the necessary computing power.
Intel Core i3-4012Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Feb 7
Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 SoC could be coming in March

Nvidia might release a new Shield tablet with Tegra X1 in March

Nvidia is reportedly planning to release an updated Shield tablet powered by their new SoC with its Maxwell graphics in just a month.
Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

88% Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

Refusal to compromise… You can’t have it all—or can you? Dell’s latest XPS 13 pushes the envelope in a number of different critical categories, but most notably portability: this is the smallest 13.3-inch notebook we’ve reviewed. Could we be witnessing the best ultraportable to date?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition 4.5-inch smartphone

First Ubuntu phone launches next week

The 4.5-inch BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition hits the European market for 169.90 EUR starting next week through a series of Flash Sales.
Feb 6
HTC announces positive financial results for Q4 / 2014

HTC announces positive financial results for Q4 / 2014

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC reported a positive financial performance for Q4 / 2014. The most recent balance sheet shows that the company incr...
Gionee to unveil new ultra-slim smartphone on March 2

MWC 2015 | Gionee to unveil new ultra-slim smartphone on March 2

The race towards thinner and thinner smartphone continues. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee announced that it will unveil a new ultra-thin ...
OnePlus: Oxygen OS release date set for February 12

OnePlus: Oxygen OS release date set for February 12

OnePlus CEO Peter Lau announced that the company's own custom Android implementation called Oxygen OS will reach OnePlus One owners on February 1...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: once a rumor, soon to be reality

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge trademarks registered in South Korea

The rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S6 version with curved-edge display were true.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

February 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and com...
Asus N751JK-T4144H Notebook Review

80% Asus N751JK-T4144H Notebook Review

Return of the Silver Surfer.External subwoofers and sophisticated cases are the trademarks of the Asus N-series. However, neither the concept nor the design of the notebooks has really changed over the last few years – our review of the Asus N751JK-T4144H shows why there are even small regresses this time.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 3.4 kg
Feb 5
Kingston DataTraveler 4000 G2 encrypted USB drive with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation

Kingston launches FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encrypted USB flash drive

The new DataTraveler 4000 G2 USB flash drive has a titanium coated stainless steel case, uses 256-bit hardware encryption, and has been FIPS 140...
HTC One M9 and M9 Plus: new details surface online

HTC One M9 and M9 Plus: new details surface online

The back cover of a golden HTC One M9 aka HTC Hima has been leaked online, allowing us a sneak peak at the design of the upcoming HTC flagship. I...
Asus oficially unveils the Zenfone C

Asus oficially unveils the Zenfone C

Asus has officially unveiled a new affordable Android smartphone in Taiwan. The Asus ZenFone C comes with a 4.5-inch display and a dual-core Inte...
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z Notebook Review Update

77% Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z Notebook Review Update

Long-lasting and cool. Toshiba's 15.6-inch laptop is powered by an AMD APU. The Satellite achieves good battery runtimes owing to its relatively low power requirement, operates quietly, and it barely heats up.
AMD A6-6310 | AMD Radeon R4 (Beema) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of t...
Feb 4
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus overtake Android handsets

Apple iPhone overtakes Android handsets in the US

Apple’s smartphone sales grew across the US, Europe and China during the Christmas quarter, overtaking Android handsets in the US for the first t...
Snapdragon 805 Windows tablet on GFXBench

Qualcomm Snapdragon 805-powered Windows tablet shows up on GFXBench

Alegged Lumia 2520 successor is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC and a QHD display.
ARM presents new Cortex-A72 CPU cores and Mali-T880 GPU

ARM unveils new Cortex-A72 processor cores and Mali-T880 graphics

The company says that the first mobile devices based on the new 16 nm FinFET+ design could appear on the market as early as 2016.
Motorola Moto X 2014 reaches 1 million pre-orders in China

Motorola Moto X 2014 reaches 1 million pre-orders in China

Motorola announced that it the Moto X (2014) has already been pre-ordered by 1 million Chinese customers.
Android 5.1 update introduced on Android One handsets in Indonesia

Android 5.1 spotted in the wild

Android One handsets for the Indonesian market come loaded with Android 5.1, which is the next update after 5.0.2 and will probably roll out to N...
Apple iOS topped Android in the US during Q4 2014

Apple iOS topped Android in the US during Q4 2014

Kantar Worldpanel recently announced the results of a very interesting report: in the United States, Apple's iOS was on par with Google's Android...
Samsung_Galaxy_S6_render

This could be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6

Rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S6 from Samsung just keep surfacing online. New colors, new payment system, faster hardware, these have all been...
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 5.0" | 146 g
Dell Latitude 14 E7450 Ultrabook Review

88% Dell Latitude 14 E7450 Ultrabook Review

Evolution instead of revolution. The Dell Latitude is equipped with Intel's latest CPU generation Broadwell and wants to get the top spot in the business segment, currently occupied by the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s. What are the advantages of the modern 14-nm technology for the user and does the 14-inch notebook have any other highlights – we tested it.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Feb 3
LoopPay mobile payment system could soon work with Galaxy S6

Samsung's new payment system coming with Galaxy S6

Apple Pay might get a competitor from Samsung as soon as March, when the South Korean company will launch a payment system based on LoopPay.
Razer Blade Full HD with more memory, new graphics card and processor

Razer updates Blade gaming laptop

The notorious gaming laptop now has a new high-end Intel processor and last-gen NVIDIA graphics, as well as more memory and a QHD+ display varian...
Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop official update notes

Verizon Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Samsung Galaxy S5 owners connected to Verizon Wireless' network can finally update their handsets to the latest Android release and enjoy the new...
Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X Notebook Review Update

75% Toshiba Satellite C70D-B-10X Notebook Review Update

Quiet and cool. The Satellite C70D-B-10X provides its owner with a basic 17.3-inch office laptop. The device attracts attention with both its low temperatures and noise level. Installing an energy-efficient AMD APU is worthwhile in this case.
AMD A4-6210 | AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mode...
Feb 2
Samsung Unpacked 2015 event to take place at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

MWC 2015 | Curved Samsung flagship could arrive next month

Invites to a special Samsung event that takes place in Barcelona one day before MWC 2015 opens its gates for the public reveal a curved device - ...
InfoSonics verykool s5015 Spark II Android smartphone for selfies

InfoSonics launches verykool s5015 Spark II smartphone

This new Android handset has a frontal camera with flash, a quad-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity and retails together with a faux-leather sma...
Motorola Moto G2 with LTE support is now available in Brazil

Motorola Moto G2 4G now available in Brazil

Motorola's popular midrange smartphone is now available with 4G/LTE support, two SIM slots and a larger battery.
Intel corporate logo in Las Vegas, at CES 2015

Intel acquires German network chipmaker Lantiq

This purchase allows the leading chipmaker the leading to gain a solid presence in the telecom residential gateway and access network markets.
Feb 1
Asus X751MA-TY148H Notebook Review Update

74% Asus X751MA-TY148H Notebook Review Update

Bay Trail Office. The Asus X751MA offers a simple 17.3-inch laptop with a Pentium CPU. The performance is not powerful, but the laptop offers a lot of storage space and 8 GB of RAM.
Intel Pentium N3530 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review

85% Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review

Silver entertainer. Asus introduces an overall well-designed, representative all-rounder in stylish aluminum looks to the upper-range for approximately 1000 Euros (~$1134). It is even possible to risk a game owing to the GeForce GTX 850M. Only the choice of processor is questionable. Our in-depth report reveals how the device fares in the single tests.
Intel Core i5-4200H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Jan 31
Windows Server Next technical preview screenshot

Windows Server Next coming in 2016

Microsoft officials confirmed the delay, also revealing that "a series of high-quality preview releases" will come out during 2015.
Dell Latitude E5550 (Broadwell) Notebook Review Update

84% Dell Latitude E5550 (Broadwell) Notebook Review Update

Business Broadwell.The Latitude E5550 features an elegant case, good battery life, very good input devices, a docking port, an IPS display and a powerful Broadwell CPU. In addition, it is easy to maintain. It is not difficult to see that the computer primarily aims at business users. Thanks to its affordable price, the device is also attractive for consumers.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Fujitsu Celsius H730 Workstation Review

87% Fujitsu Celsius H730 Workstation Review

Product maintenance. Fujitsu has updated its mobile workstation Celsius H730 for 2015, and improved some aspects. Our in-depth review shows what you can expect in addition to the minor CPU upgrades.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K1100M | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Intel's 5th generation vPro processors support Wireless Docking

Intel officially introduces 5th generation Intel Core vPro processors

Shortly after launching Broadwell-U processors, Intel designated the models from the existing Broadwell lineup that will support the vPro feature...

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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