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Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (GTX 960M, FHD) Notebook Review

85% Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 (GTX 960M, FHD) Notebook Review

Lenovo created a balanced bundle. Recently, the Y50-70 proved to be a good entry into the mobile gaming world. Now, the manufacturer put even more performance into the slim case and improved the bundle. The most important change: Lenovo replaced the predecessor's poor TN display with a good IPS panel with 1080p resolution and matte surface.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba introduces new line-up of consumer notebooks

Toshiba introduces new line-up of consumer notebooks

Toshiba celebrates 30 years in the notebook business by revealing a new portfolio of consumer notebooks. We check out the upcoming models on disp...
Asus N551JW (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

85% Asus N551JW (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

High-quality entertainment. The latest edition of Asus' paragon multimedia laptop promises more power in all sectors. The whole thing has only one catch: The buyer has to dig deeper into their pocket.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Face Off: Asus ROG G751 vs. Dell Alienware 17 vs. MSI GT72 Dominator

Face Off: Asus ROG G751 vs. Dell Alienware 17 vs. MSI GT72 Dominator

All guts, all glory. Chances are good that these portable gaming machines are more powerful than your existing laptop or even desktop. With prices easily reaching north of $2000, we compare our three top choices to see which has the bigger muscles.
MSI PE60 2QE Prestige Notebook Review

84% MSI PE60 2QE Prestige Notebook Review

Elvis. Great voice, appealing performance and best entertainment value. The Prestige series aims to impress consumers and business users alike with its luxury features. Will it manage to do that with the standard tools? The manufacturer has eliminated the classic MSI vulnerable "keyboard", a wise decision that makes us happy.
Intel Core i5-4210H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Asus G501JW (FHD) Notebook Review

85% Asus G501JW (FHD) Notebook Review

Slim gamer. Recently, we reviewed Asus' new member of the ROG series, the high-end US model. Our current model for the German market is about 600 Euros (~$672) cheaper but makes compromises in features. Nevertheless, it even performs partly better than the more expensive model we reviewed.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15,6" | 2 kg
MSI WT72 Workstation Review

87% MSI WT72 Workstation Review

Crackerjack. MSI's GT70 workstation managed seventh place in our workstation ranking. Now we have the successor, MSI's WT72, with a new casing, better screen and optimized performance to test. The following report shows just how well the powerhouse scores overall.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA Quadro K4100M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Face Off: HP EliteBook 820 G2 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X250 vs. Dell Latitude 12 E7250

Face Off: HP EliteBook 820 G2 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X250 vs. Dell Latitude 12 E7250

Let's get down to business. Dedicated business notebooks tend to last for years, so it's important to pick the one that best fits your needs. We compare the three currently popular 12.5-inch models to see which is worth your time.
Alienware 15 (R9 M295X) Notebook Review

85% Alienware 15 (R9 M295X) Notebook Review

Comeback. The mobile high-end market is dominated by Intel and Nvidia. Alienware is one of the few manufacturers who offer GPUs from AMD as well. We ordered the 15-inch version of the notebook with the GTX 970M rival Radeon R9 M295X to check out the performance.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M295X | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Face Off: Dell XPS 15 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 15 vs. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501

Face Off: Dell XPS 15 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 15 vs. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501

15-inch showdown. This screen size is the most popular amongst U.S. users and the XPS 15, MacBook Pro 15, and ZenBook UX501 are some of the top picks in the class. Now let's see which one is best.
Asus N751JX Notebook Review

85% Asus N751JX Notebook Review

Premium desktop replacement. The Asus N751JX lends oneself as a replacement for the home desktop PC. Overall, it performs well. However, with a price tag of about 1200 Euros (~$1351), it is not a bargain.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 3.4 kg
Schenker W724 (Clevo P370SM-A) Notebook Review

83% Schenker W724 (Clevo P370SM-A) Notebook Review

Two GPUs. Schenker’s 17-inch Workstation is available with two Nvidia graphics cards in an SLI configuration. Read the review to find out whether the quality and the performance of the W724 can keep up with other dual-GPU laptops such as the Aorus X7 Pro or the MSI GT80.
Intel Core i7-4810MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
HP 350 G1 (2015) Notebook Review

77% HP 350 G1 (2015) Notebook Review

Low-cost Office. With the 350 G1, HP offers a simple Office notebook with Haswell Pentium. You only need to put 290 Euros (~$320) on the table to own this 15.6-inch model.
Intel Pentium 3558U | Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (Mid 2015) Review

88% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 (Mid 2015) Review

Expensive pleasure. More performance, a new Force Touch TrackPad as well as longer battery runtimes are supposed to make the reworked MacBook Pro 15 even more appealing – and therefore justify a retail price far in excess of the 2000 Euros (~$2252) mark. Is this enough to compete with the improved rivals?
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M370X | 15.4" | 2 kg
Face Off: Dell XPS 13 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX305

Face Off: Dell XPS 13 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX305

Small systems with big resolutions. How much are you willing to sacrifice for a superthin 13.3-inch QHD+ notebook? We compare three available today to see which can come out on top.
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.
Asus PU551JH Workstation Review

83% Asus PU551JH Workstation Review

Quiet. Without making a big fuss, Asus has included a mobile 15-inch workstation in its product line. The PU551JH is already available for less than 1,000 Euros (~$1098) and might be a genuine price-cutter thanks to its matte Full HD display and Nvidia Quadro K1100M. We have tested it extensively to see if this is the case.
Intel Core i5-4210M | NVIDIA Quadro K1100M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
MSI GE72 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

82% MSI GE72 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

Successful. The MSI GE72 is a 17.3-inch gaming notebook with great performance and a strong panel with 94% sRGB coverage. Overall, MSI offers a good package for gamers.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
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
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

83% 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
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"
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
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 | 14.0" | 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 | 14.0" | 1.8 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
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)