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Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

For work and home. We compare three more 13.3-inch notebooks designed for office work, home use, and easy carrying. In the end, it's hard not to choose the Spectre for day-to-day and on-the-go workloads.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the l...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is re...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mode...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Thin-and-light gaming. Gaming notebooks don't seem to be slowing down and the recent announcement of the HP Omen series shows there will be even more to choose from in the near future. For this comparison, we dive into the advantages and disadvantages between smaller and larger gaming systems of similar specifications.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

June 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Just for work. At well over $1000 USD with configurations surpassing $1500, these small notebooks don't come cheap and aren't very powerful in terms of raw performance. Instead, these models offer better reliability and features that are beyond the reach of cheaper consumer notebooks. Which of these three will get the job done faster?
Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Similar hardware, different sizes. How do three gaming systems with the same CPU, GPU, and even display panel compare to one another? We check to find the smallest nuances and disadvantages of each.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Subnotebook showdown. How much can you pack into a 12.5-inch notebook and how thin can you make it? We compare three very different subnotebooks of the same display size to see the pros and cons of each.
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Portable 15-inch gaming. You don't need huge dedicated gaming machines like the G752 or GT72S to play the latest titles. We compare a few smaller notebooks that can be suited for both travel and play outside the home.
HP: Spectre 13 flagship notebook and new logo announced

HP: Spectre 13 Flagship Notebook and new logo announced

HP emphasizes its will and ability to innovate in the notebook segment with the "world's thinnest notebook". The new Spectre 13 laptop is just 10...
Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

XPS 13 roundup. We compare and contrast the recent generations of XPS 13 notebooks to see what exactly has changed over time and if the latest model is really worth an upgrade over the outgoing generation.
HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

80% HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

Business hybrid. HP's 12.5-inch detachable is designed primarily for business users. It is designed to be tablet and notebook in one device, and it actually works pretty well. However, you will not get the latest components. The device has been available since the summer of 2014 and has not been updated.
Intel Core i3-4012Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 12.5" | 1.9 kg
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

The better Windows tablet. Microsoft isn't the only manufacturer of Windows tablets. Competitors are slowly but surely catching up to the respected Surface series of tablets to be considered serious alternatives. Do the Spectre x2 12 and Stylistic Q665 offer something that a Surface won't?
Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Serious workstation. We nail down the core differences between these 17.3-inch mobile workhorses. Which one comes out on top?
Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Mainstream gaming. Is the GTX 960M too much of an investment? These lower-end enthusiast GTX 950M gaming notebooks may fit the bill instead. Which one comes out on top?
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet with Windows 8.1 Pro

CES 2016 | Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet

This new rugged tablet from Panasonic will hit the market in March and starts at $999 USD, coming pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro and using vario...
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Compact business. These 14-inch notebooks show that you don't have to sacrifice core business features for a smaller and more portable screen size.
Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Review

XPS 15 for pros. Dell's mobile Precision 5510 workstation, an offshoot of the XPS 15, is to primarily satisfy the needs of the professional users. The main difference is therefore Nvidia's Quadro M1000M that shows its strengths, particularly in engineering software and certified applications. We have examined just how well the Precision 5510 really suits professional users.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M1000M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Dual-purpose notebook. While notebook sales this year are down worldwide, multi-mode models are expected to become more popular in the years to follow. Choices are already growing, so let's take a close look at three of them in the 13-inch space.
HP Z1 G2 AIO Workstation Review

88% HP Z1 G2 AIO Workstation Review

Compact workplace. HP has had an all-in-one workstation in its portfolio for quite some time. Despite the compact build, the Z1 is intended to be a match for conventional desktop stations in performance, maintainability and flexibility. We tested just what can be expected of HP's Z1 G2.
Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 27" | 21.3 kg
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Book vs. Dell XPS 13 InfinityEdge vs. Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Book vs. Dell XPS 13 InfinityEdge vs. Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13

13-inch luxury. The Surface Book is challenging the traditional notebook with its one-of-a-kind design. However, it's still missing a few core features to truly put it above the current competition.
Face Off: MSI GT72S vs. Asus G752 vs. Clevo P870DM

Face Off: MSI GT72S vs. Asus G752 vs. Clevo P870DM

Ultimate gaming machine. How convenient to see the 17.3-inch MSI GT72S, Asus G752, and Clevo P870DM all launch in pretty much the same time frame. It's only natural that we put them all together for our latest comparison Face Off to see which can be considered the best.
Face Off: Dell Inspiron 15 5558 vs. Lenovo Z51 70 vs. Acer Aspire V3 574G

Face Off: Dell Inspiron 15 5558 vs. Lenovo Z51 70 vs. Acer Aspire V3 574G

A little bit of everything. For gaming, work, media, or on-the-go, these are the three readily available notebooks that won't cost an arm or a leg. Which one is the overall best?
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE

77% Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE Notebook Review

More than mediocre? The less expensive devices from Lenovo in particular often got a very mediocre rating in the recent past; the author was obviously disappointed by the B50-80. So does the "bigger sibling" B70-80 perform better? The situation seems to be better with a powerful i5 CPU and dedicated Nvidia GPU.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Convertible Review

73% Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Convertible Review

Middle-class convertible. The predecessors' displays didn't exactly impress because of their low resolution and subpar brightness. Asus improved the Transformer Book Flip somewhat in that regard, but the new convertible is still decidedly average. We'll explain why in the following review.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15 Notebook Review

Flexible all-rounder. Lenovo's multi-mode, 15.6-inch Flex 2 Pro 15 does not exhibit any severe shortcomings and presents itself as a well-rounded, versatile device. However, its decent configuration (SSD, 16 GB RAM) forces up the price to almost 1000 Euros (~$1135).
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Face Off: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs. Huawei Mate S vs. LG G4

Face Off: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs. Huawei Mate S vs. LG G4

The better flagship. Now that the iPhone 6S Plus is finally available, how does it compare to existing 5.5-inch competitors? We choose two other flagship devices and pick the best based on the hard numbers.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 500 vs. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 vs. Toshiba Satellite Radius 15

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 500 vs. Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 vs. Toshiba Satellite Radius 15

360-degrees and back. Can't decide between a notebook or a tablet? We compare the latest 2-in-1 convertibles that provide the best of both worlds.
Windows 10 Boot Camp on MacBook Pro 13 Analysis and Report

Windows 10 Boot Camp on MacBook Pro 13 Analysis and Report

Crossover. Shortly after the release of the new Windows 10, Apple released new Boot Camp drivers for the latest operating system from Redmond. We tested it.
Face Off: OnePlus 2 vs. Honor 6 Plus vs. Motorola Moto X Play

Face Off: OnePlus 2 vs. Honor 6 Plus vs. Motorola Moto X Play

5.5-inch showdown. Has the arrival of the OnePlus 2 changed the mainstream market? We compare it to the $400 Honor 6 Plus and Moto X Play to find out if the OnePlus 2 is really worth its asking price.
Face Off: Asus ROG G501 vs. Lenovo Y50 vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro

Face Off: Asus ROG G501 vs. Lenovo Y50 vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro

Ultrathin GTX 960M gaming. What sacrifices must be made in order to pack a high-power Nvidia GPU into a chassis as thin as 20 mm? We provide the data and let you decide for yourself.
Pre-orders for the Vaio Z Canvas to start soon in North America

Pre-orders for the Vaio Z Canvas to start soon in North America

The Vaio Z Canvas is looking to steal the spotlight from Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets. Pre-orders for the 12.3-inch convertible will begin soo...
Toshiba Satellite P70-B to come with new AMD Radeon R9 M365X GPU

Toshiba Satellite P70-B to come with new AMD Radeon R9 M365X GPU

The updated 17.3-inch FHD notebook will come with Haswell processor options and start at 1100 Euros.
Face Off: Apple MacBook Air 13 2015 vs. Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G vs. Asus ZenBook UX303

Face Off: Apple MacBook Air 13 2015 vs. Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G vs. Asus ZenBook UX303

The Lightweight Title. Some of the thinnest and most portable notebooks belong in the 13-inch segment. If you're considering one for work or school, which one will be best? We compare three well-known models to help you decide.
Face Off: HP Pavilion 15 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Z50 vs. Toshiba Satellite S50

Face Off: HP Pavilion 15 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Z50 vs. Toshiba Satellite S50

A standard notebook for home. Not every household needs to have multi-mode devices or razor-thin notebooks. We compare some inexpensive Pavilion, IdeaPad, and Satellite notebooks with no tacked on extras.
Face Off: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs. Dell Venue 8 7000

Face Off: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs. Dell Venue 8 7000

Best 8-inch Android tablet? Android tablets have flooded the market from manufacturers big and small. We help narrow down your choices in the competitive 8-inch category to the three best currently available. Which one comes out on top?
Asus GL552JX Notebook Review

82% Asus GL552JX Notebook Review

Gaming with limits. The Asus slogan for the new 15-inch ROG device is "Gaming Without Limits", which is unfortunately not the case because of the GeForce GTX 950M. If the limited performance is sufficient for you, you get a well-balanced multimedia notebook with an SSD, great input devices and a convincing display for 1,200 Euros (~$1354), which is, however, not without some flaws.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW-FI218H Notebook Review

83% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW-FI218H Notebook Review

A new perspective. It is not long since we had the US model of the Asus UX501JW in our hands and we were impressed by the overall concept including the 4K display. Now, the ZenBook is available in Germany with a matte display. Unfortunately, not everything has turned out for the better.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Face Off: Asus EeeBook X205TA vs. Lenovo S20 vs. Acer Aspire ES1

Face Off: Asus EeeBook X205TA vs. Lenovo S20 vs. Acer Aspire ES1

The traditional netbooks. Phablets, Ultrabooks, and convertibles are turning the common netbook into a dying breed. With that said, netbooks will always have the one advantage: Price. What's the best 11.6-inch netbook you can currently buy for just a few hundred dollars?
Schenker XMG Prime Desktop PC Review

Schenker XMG Prime Desktop PC Review

Strayed.After testing hundreds of laptops, we venture a look outside the box and test a Desktop PC. The XMG Prime from Schenker Technologies aims to attract gaming fans not least with its compact build and water cooling.
Intel Core i5-4590 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 | | 8.3 kg
Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 Tablet Review

84% Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 Tablet Review

Takes a licking. Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-M1 is an extremely robust 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. The Core i5 processor is cooled passively, which prevents continuous top-notch performance.
Intel Core i5-4302Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 7.0" | 544 g
Review: Fujitsu LifeBook A514 Office Notebook

79% Fujitsu LifeBook A514 Notebook Review

Inconsistent office turbo. The LifeBook A514 wants to stand out from the typical budget office notebooks with an i3 CPU as well as an SSD. This works pretty well in terms of general performance, but other areas – starting with the display up to the temperature development – leave mixed impressions: Some results are great, some reveal serious drawbacks.
Intel Core i3-4005U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi vs. Toshiba Portege Z20t

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi vs. Toshiba Portege Z20t

Inseparable detachables. Convertibles are becoming more popular as a convenient replacement for both your tablet and notebook. We pick some of the best 12-inch detachables currently in the market to how they compare to one another.
Eurocom Armadillo 2 (Clevo W840AU) Notebook Review

79% Eurocom Armadillo 2 (Clevo W840AU) Notebook Review

An armored shell. It's not everyday that we run into a 14-inch Ultrabook with support for up to 32 GB of RAM. Can this this thin 14-inch Clevo replace your existing notebook for home and office use?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.9 kg
Schenker W505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

84% Schenker W505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

Familiar hardware. Old hat or still recommendable? This is the question for the Quadro GPUs K1100M, K3100M and K5100M, which are still not based on the current Maxwell architecture. Right before the launch of the successor, we once again put these three chips through our benchmarks.
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 | NVIDIA Quadro K5100M | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 vs. Acer Aspire E5 vs. HP ProBook 450 G2

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 vs. Acer Aspire E5 vs. HP ProBook 450 G2

Affordable notebooks for school. It's not easy dropping over $1000 for a thin MacBook or Ultrabook, especially when all you need is something for schoolwork and videos. Instead, these three alternatives will be a little easier on students' wallets.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)