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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$860) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last ...
Face Off: Aorus X3 Plus vs. Gigabyte P34W vs. Razer Blade 14

Face Off: Aorus X3 Plus vs. Gigabyte P34W vs. Razer Blade 14

Small brawl with powerful punches. Don't let their small footprints fool you — these high-end 14-inch gaming notebooks carry big guns with more firepower than competitors almost twice the size. If you're in the market for an ultraportable powerhouse, the bottom line will almost certainly come down to one of these three.
MSI GE60 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

80% MSI GE60 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

Solid gamer. The MSI GE60 is a powerful, yet affordable, gaming notebook. The laptop performs well but suffers from high noise and temperature emissions.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
MSI GT70 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

86% MSI GT70 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

Gigantic with drawbacks. As expected from MSI's GT lineup, we meet uncompromising readiness to perform. The update of the GT70 is faster and in some cases even cheaper. However, the weaknesses found in the old tests, unfortunately, have not been eliminated.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Apple refreshes the 15-inch MacBook Pro

Apple refreshes the 15-inch MacBook Pro

The updated MacBok Pro comes with new AMD Radeon R9 M370X discrete graphics, offering up tp 80% more performance than the old models.
Asus GL771JW Notebook Review

86% Asus GL771JW Notebook Review

Turbo SSD. Decent gaming performance is expected from a gaming laptop. Asus' GL771JW fulfills this, and the laptop even pleases/surprises with a super-fast SSD (PCI Express x4). It also features a screen that offers 90% sRGB coverage.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
MSI GS30 Notebook Review

82% MSI GS30 Notebook Review

Transformation. Compact subnotebook or fully fledged desktop replacement: The MSI GS30 wants to be both at the same time. Our review will reveal whether the GamingDock model does so successfully or whether it sits on the fence.
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v3 Notebook Review

85% Aorus X3 Plus v3 Notebook Review

Size doesn't matter. It may be less than 14-inches, but the Aorus X3 Plus still performs just as well as many larger gaming models currently available. What compromises must buyers make for this 3200 x 1800 QHD+ 13.9-inch notebook with 3x RAID 0 and GTX 970M graphics?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

More power. The GeForce GTX 970M is significantly more powerful than the previously tested GE62 model (GeForce GTX 965M). Sadly, even this 4K panel does not make the cut.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

82% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

The Ultimate ZenBook? Sporting nearly identical specifications to the recently-reviewed G501JW, the UX501JW—with a 4K LCD display, discrete graphics, and quad-core CPU—targets an audience who may in fact be a better fit for its choices. Is this truly the ultimate ZenBook?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

81% Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

Needs sharpening. The 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro has not seen a major revision since its reveal in 2011 and its age is starting to show. Is the attractive razor-thin form factor and unique Switchblade interface enough to convince the hardcore gaming crowd?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Asus G501JW Notebook Review

85% Asus G501JW Notebook Review

A new republic. The thinner ROG is certainly flashier, but cut corners are inevitable. Asus calls it the quietest ultrathin gaming notebook on the market with one of the fastest solid-state drives available. What can go wrong?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

Wide-view screen. Rumors have been confirmed: MSI presents the PE70, a brand new 17-inch laptop that is not only aimed at the gaming community but also at enthusiastic multimedia fans and professional users. We were able to take a close look at the "True Color Screen" before the official launch.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

87% Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

Alien lightshow. Alienware, who are very popular among gamers, jumped on the Maxwell bandwagon and presented their first notebook with the new and extremely fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M. Numerous manufacturer specific special hardware and software features should fulfill all wishes of gamers. It is just too bad that precisely the core units did not work flawlessly.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

88% Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

Bye-bye, TN. After a long waiting time, the Clevo P771ZM Barebone is finally available with an IPS panel. Reason enough for us to take another look at the One K73-5N. Clear the ring for the Schenker XMG U705.
Intel Core i7-4790 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI unveiled today its new Prestige Series laptops with pre-calibrated displays for accurate color reproduction.
Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G Notebook Review

86% Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G Notebook Review

Not much more powerful. On paper, the powerful hardware upgrade of Acer's Nitro series seems appealing. Although, the performance has not improved in the synthetic benchmarks, gamers might appreciate more fps and a higher display contrast.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Eurocom unveils new M4 ultraportable laptop

Eurocom unveils new M4 ultraportable laptop

Eurocom has launched the new M4 laptop, which it calls "the most powerful 13.3 inch notebook ever made."
Asus announces ZenBook Pro UX501 with 4K display

Asus announces ZenBook Pro UX501 with 4K display

Asus announces immediate availability of ZenBook Pro UX501, a 15-inch, high-performance laptop with 4K/UHD display and the new GeForce GTX 960M g...
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 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
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
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
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" | 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
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)