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Schenker M505 (Clevo W650SC) Notebook Review

80% Schenker M505 (Clevo W650SC) Notebook Review

Fine-tuning. Schenker Technologies relies for the M505 on the simple design of the predecessor. The changes underneath the hood are equally marginal. For instance, the IPS panel is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 950M instead of a GeForce GTX 850M. Find out here how this affects the performance.
Intel Core i5-4210M | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus GL551JK Notebook Review

86% Asus GL551JK Notebook Review

Readjusted. Despite its powerful hardware, the GL551JK remains a quiet and unobtrusive notebook. The comparatively long battery life is an added bonus.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G Notebook Review

85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G Notebook Review

Refined model. Slim, sleek, powerful - With the Aspire V15 Nitro series, Acer has launched a well-made series of gaming notebooks. Acer has upgraded the series and replaced the GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with a GeForce GTX 960M GPU. As a result, the graphics performance has increased slightly.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

86% Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

Limited stamina. Asus can compete with the established competitors from Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu and HP with the 12-inch business subnotebook called BU201LA. It comes with a bright IPS display, an LTE modem and very good input devices. However, the computer's battery life is quite short.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is r...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

April 2015 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 2015 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 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$860) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the las...
Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

76% Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

The affordable convertible. For about $500, this Asus is both a decent tablet and notebook. Unfortunately, a lot of important corners had to be cut to bring this transformer to such an inexpensive level.
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Schenker XMG A305 (Clevo W230SD) Notebook Review

80% Schenker XMG A305 (Clevo W230SD) Notebook Review

GPU Update. Schenker Technologies presents the XMG A305: the successor to the gaming dwarf, the XMG P304. Instead of a GTX 860M, the successor employs a GTX 960M, which promises more performance. In our review, we will check whether the cooling of the 13-inch gaming laptop can handle its new hardware.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 13.3" | 2.1 kg
Gigabyte P37X Notebook Review

85% Gigabyte P37X Notebook Review

Thin is in. How thin of a laptop can you fit a GTX 980M? The Gigabyte P37 is the thinnest 17.3-inch notebook with the Nvidia GPU and we find out if there are any performance consequences that may entail.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

April 2015 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

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models ...
Schenker XMG A705 (Clevo N170SD) Notebook Review

84% Schenker XMG A705 (Clevo N170SD) Notebook Review

Successful. Schenker's XMG A705 is primarily aimed at gamers and does not disappoint in this regard: It renders all up-to-date games smoothly. Positive: The noise and temperature development are relatively moderate.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Asus GL771JM Notebook Review

84% Asus GL771JM Notebook Review

Gaming and more. In addition to decent gaming power, Asus' new high-performance laptop offers a combination of convincing qualities that also recommend it for productive deployment as a powerful desktop replacement for approximately 1300 Euros (~$1396). However, the newcomer is not completely without flaws. Our in-depth review reveals where they are found and what effect they have.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 2 kg
Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

79% Gigabyte P15F v2 Notebook Review

Maintenance friendly The P15F v2 could be seen as the affordable entry model into Gigabyte's World of Gaming laptops. The buyer gets a high-performance computer with good maintenance and upgrade options.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

Compact beast. Compact or powerful? The Schenker XMG C405 is both. This 14-inch model runs all the latest games but we recommend using headphones.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 14" | 1.8 kg
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

Under observation - Part 2 and 3. HP's ZBook 15 G2 has been in our long-term test for some weeks now, and it has to show whether it can keep what it promises in the long run after passing through our regular test procedures. Besides our experiences with the review sample, we will also deal with the topic of multi-monitor operation in our first status report. The following article discloses the experiences we have made until now.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

87% Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

Even more pixels! As the successor to Dell's XPS 15 (Late 2013) with its QHD+ display, the American company now presents the overhauled XPS 15 in a new configuration with a 4K UHD display and a more powerful processor. The almost perfect display image and reasonably good performance are enticing. Unfortunately, some of the computer's former problems remain unresolved.
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
HP Chromebook 14 G1 Notebook Review

79% HP Chromebook 14 G1 Notebook Review

Cute. HP adroitly shows us just how much laptop a Chromebook must have. We get solid build and power wrapped up in a classy design for approximately 375 Euros (~$406). Of course, some compromises will have to be made for this price.
Intel Celeron 2955U | Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) | 14" | 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G Notebook Review

84% Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G Notebook Review

Nitro light. The Aspire would like to replace the desktop PC at home when it is ready for retirement. An Acer laptop with a decent configuration costs about 700 Euros (~$741). However, the computer has a high energy demand.
Intel Core i5-4210H | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
iBuyPower MSI GE62 Notebook Review

82% iBuyPower MSI GE62 Notebook Review

The entry-level enthusiast. The GTX 960M has arrived and iBuyPower are already geared up with the new GPU for their current OptiBoost lineup. Is this the Maxwell card to own for the mass market?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Schenker XMG A505 (Clevo N150SD) Notebook Review

86% Schenker XMG A505 (Clevo N150SD) Notebook Review

Fresh wind. A completely revised chassis and a new GPU: Schenker aims to achieve a lot with the successor of the XMG A504. Read on to find out how the GTX 960M performs compared to the GTX 860M and whether the 15-inch notebook is a good choice for gamers.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Toshiba Qosmio X70 Notebook Review

78% Toshiba Qosmio X70 Notebook Review

Performance break. Toshiba's multimedia notebook Qosmio X70 is available for 1,300 Euros (~$1411). For that money you get a lot of processing performance, but there is not enough GPU power for gaming and fast SSD storage would be good for the system as well.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

88% Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme (Clevo P750ZM) Notebook Review

Desktop CPU with overclocking. No matter how powerful a laptop gets, the proper desktop will still outpace the portable solution. The Eurocom P5 Pro Extreme closes the gap by bringing home a full-fledged Core i7-4790K with overclocking and no compromises - This is a desktop in disguise.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 3.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

Backward roll! Lenovo's 15-inch workstation was just slightly changed and is now called W541. Besides some small technical developments you also get changed input devices. Lenovo, however, missed the chance to improve other weaknesses. We had a closer look at the result.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.5" | 2.6 kg
MSI GE62 Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62 Notebook Review

Well-rounded gaming notebook. MSI GE62 2QE Apache is not lacking in processing power. The other equipment is also a good match: SSD, HDD, and 16 GB of RAM. The MSI commits one blunder with its built-in 4k display: it is not very bright.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite P70-B Notebook Review

79% Toshiba Satellite P70-B Notebook Review

All-rounder with weaknesses. Toshiba's 17.3-inch all-rounder is available for just under 1200 Euros (~$1346). The buyer gets a very well equipped computer with weaknesses: For example, the Satellite does not feature an IPS display.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

Under observation. HP's ZBook 15 G2 is a high-performance, mobile workstation that is to particularly convince with an especially good reliability in the professional field. The lineup already reaped in compelling rates in the standard test procedure. A second test configuration now has to prove whether that remains that way in the long run in the debut of our long-term test.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Apple iMac Retina 5K 27

Apple iMac Retina 5K 27" Review

Looking sharp. Last year, Last year, Apple presented us with the first iMac with a Retina display. Equipped with a desktop CPU and a mobile graphics card, this machine, that represents the apex of performance, is now ours to scale and lay bare.
Intel Core i7-4790K | AMD Radeon R9 M295X | 27" | g
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

No compromises - part 2. Compact, highly mobile, attractive - this is how one could sum up the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the notebook is quite powerful as well, although the battery life suffers as a result.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
MSI GT80 Notebook Review

87% MSI GT80 Notebook Review

Megalomania. The MSI GT80 exceeds typical gaming standards in weight, but also surpasses in terms of the features and performance, including the mechanical keyboard and the SLI configuration with two GTX 980M chips. We tested the 18-inch monster.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI | 18.4" | 4.9 kg
Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

73% Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

Small and simple. Acer presents a 14-inch convertible dubbed Aspire R14 R3-471TG-552E that is to convince us with its elegant design, a 360-degree display, and decent system performance. Unfortunately, the screen does not quite meet our expectations.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 14" | 2 kg
Alienware 15 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 15 Notebook Review

Galactic? A bit late, but Alienware now also upgrades its premium laptops with the GeForce 900M line. As one of the first editorial offices, we had the opportunity to test the 15-inch model and the graphics amplifier. These are our impressions.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3 kg
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
Acer TravelMate P246-M-598B Notebook Review

75% Acer TravelMate P246-M-598B Notebook Review

Simple. Are 15.6-inch devices too big, and do you need a portable machine for outings? If you are not a perfectionist, Acer's 14-inch laptop with eight hours of battery life could be the ideal TravelMate for you.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 14" | 2.1 kg
One K73-5N (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

87% One K73-5N (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

Megalomania? 17-inch chassis, 88-Watt CPU and GeForce GTX 980M: This is the One K73-5N in the high-end configuration. Read our review to find out whether this kind of performance makes sense and how the components affect the thermals.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
HP Omen Notebook Review

78% HP Omen Notebook Review

Black, stylish, fast. HP launches a very compact and thin 15.6-inch gaming notebook with the Omen, which has a very good design and attracts gamers with powerful core components. The price of 1,600 Euros (~$1793) comes with high expectations for the ergonomics and the performance, but not all of them can be fulfilled.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Asus X555LD-XX283H Notebook Review

74% Asus X555LD-XX283H Notebook Review

Inexpensive all-rounder. A Core i3 processor and GeForce 820M graphics core make the Asus laptop a versatile all-rounder that offers enough power for everyday use and playing the odd game. Could buying a device for around 450 Euros (~$505) be a mistake?
Intel Core i3-4010U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Schenker XMG U505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

88% Schenker XMG U505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

Desktop competition. A desktop processor in a 15-inch notebook, can it work? This is the question for the Schenker XMG U505. We review the high-end device with a GeForce GTX 970M and a 65-Watt CPU.
Intel Core i7-4790S | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
iBuyPower Chimera CX-9 Notebook Review

83% iBuyPower Chimera CX-9 Notebook Review

Orange is the new black. Is the distinctive design and lucent orange color enough for the Chimera to stand out in the crowded mobile gaming space? We dig deeper to find that this is more than just a flashy chassis.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
LG unveils ultralight 13Z940 and 14Z950 notebooks

LG unveils ultralight 13Z940 and 14Z950 notebooks

LG Electronics unveiled today two new lightweight notebooks, the 13Z940 and the 14Z950. The two new notebooks are 13.3-inch and 14-inch models re...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)