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Asus F751LDV-TY178H Notebook Review

76% Asus F751LDV-TY178H Notebook Review

Made to serve? Asus' F751LDV-TY178H wants to be an all-rounder and satisfy all natures to an equal extent. Will the 650-Euro (~$814) laptop accomplish this feat?
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Gigabyte P35X v3 Notebook Review

83% Gigabyte P35X v3 Notebook Review

Portable gaming monster. While ultra-slim, high-end laptops were still rare in 2013, there are now quite a few slim gaming machines. Gigabyte introduces the P35X v3, an extremely high-performance model based on the GeForce 980M.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 Notebook Review

77% Lenovo ThinkPad E555 Notebook Review

Facelift. Lenovo once again offers a device for private and business users with the latest model of the inexpensive ThinkPad E-series. There are some visual changes compared to the predecessors – but you still get a matte panel and a good keyboard.
AMD A8-7100 | AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW Notebook Review Update

77% Acer Aspire E5-551G-F1EW Notebook Review Update

Too thirsty. AMD's new FX-7500 APU wants to show what it is capable of. The combination of a dedicated Radeon GPU, a Full HD screen and 1 TB hard drive, turns the Aspire into a game-suitable all-rounder.
AMD FX-7500 | AMD Radeon R7 M265 | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo B50-70 Notebook Review Update

72% Lenovo B50-70 Notebook Review Update

No endurance. Lenovo sees its B50-70 destined to be a workhorse. A matte Full HD screen, powerful Core i5 processor, and a high-capacity hard drive let buyers prick up their ears in this direction. However, the laptop exhibits shortcomings in keyboard and battery life.
Intel Core i5-4210U | AMD Radeon R5 M230 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP Envy 17-k104ng Notebook Review

79% HP Envy 17-k104ng Notebook Review

Working class hero? HP advertises its new Envy as the epitome of efficiency. Is this because of the SSD-HDD combination? Because of the GTX GeForce? Or the good sound? We check if work and gaming harmonize well.
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Civilization: Beyond Earth Benchmarked

Civilization: Beyond Earth Benchmarked

Hexes live on. Sid Meier's successful gaming series moves on to the next round with Beyond Earth. We don't just mean content-wise -- in terms of graphics, too, the game is on the move. Thanks to Mantle support, AMD-based computers should have a noticeable advantage over Nvidia systems. We ran the tests and have laid out the results for you here.
Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX Notebook Review

75% Acer Aspire E17 E5-721-69FX Notebook Review

Desk culprit. Acer's affordable 17.3-inch laptop is designed for use on the desk at home. An AMD APU provides the needed computing power, it offers a high storage capacity, and the battery life does not come too short either.
AMD A6-6310 | AMD Radeon R4 (Beema) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook series

Notebookcheck's Top Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook series

Mac? No, thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. This is not surprising, since the "Pros" and "Airs" could overall convince in our review...
First Impressions: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro in Review

82% First Impressions: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro in Review

Hello Broadwell! Intel introduces the next generation of CPU technology. Lenovo’s brand-new Yoga 3 Pro Convertible is one of the first devices with the new Core-M processors. How does the new chip perform compared to Intel’s Haswell ULV processors? What can you expect from the third generation of the Lenovo Yoga? Here are our initial impressions and measurements ahead of our upcoming test.
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Aorus X7 Pro Notebook Review

82% Aorus X7 Pro Notebook Review

Performance at all costs. Aorus is one of the first manufacturers to fuse two GeForce GTX 970M cards to an SLI array. Both the performance and the waste heat are correspondingly high. Can the slim 17-inch chassis deal with this load?
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T Notebook Review

83% Toshiba Satellite P50t-B-10T Notebook Review

Pixel machine. Outsider - trailblazer? While the competition is equipping their high-definition luxury-range with Nvidia GPUs, the Japanese manufacturer relies on AMD's Radeon R9. Will the combination of a 4K screen, fast computing cores, build, and ergonomics result in a round bundle that deserves our purchase recommendation?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293 Notebook Review

75% Dell Inspiron 15 3542-2293 Notebook Review

Decent all around. The Inspiron 15 3542 is an inexpensive allrounder-notebook. Thanks to a powerful Core i5 processor and dedicated GeForce graphics card, even gaming is not out of the question. The battery life is very decent as well.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo G50-30 Notebook Review Update

72% Lenovo G50-30 Notebook Review Update

Fan-less. Yet another laptop wants to lure potential buyers with a low price and an outstanding performance, dubbed Lenovo G50-30. A Bay Trail Celeron paired with 2 GB of working memory is apt for office and Internet applications. Will the laptop surprise us in any of our tests?
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591 gaming laptop

Acer intros 4K UHD display V Nitro Black Edition gaming laptop

These new machines will hit the US via multiple retailers next month starting at $1099.99 USD and existing Full HD models already come with a fre...
HP 250 G3 Notebook Review

72% HP 250 G3 Notebook Review

It's got the basics. The HP 250 G3 is a 15.6-inch notebook currently priced at just 270 Euros (~$339). Did HP really just slim down their device where there was beef to spare, or did their frugal measures cross the line?
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
MSI GT80 Titan gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard

MSI unveils GT80 Titan gaming laptop

This 18-inch machine is the world's first gaming laptop featuring a mechanical keyboard, but there is no information on pricing and availability ...
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-511-C50C Notebook Review Update

75% Acer Aspire E15 ES1-511-C50C Notebook Review Update

Twin. The advantages of the Aspire can be quickly summarized: It is available for not much money and offers very long battery runtimes. Can you go wrong with purchasing it?
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
MSI GT72 (GTX 980M) Notebook Review Update

88% MSI GT72 (GTX 980M) Notebook Review Update

Small update, big impact. MSI now installs the brand new premium models from Nvidia's Maxwell generation. Read here to what extent the GeForce GTX 980M can outperform its precursor, and what it looks like in terms of temperatures, power consumption, and system noise.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Acer Extensa 2509-C052 Notebook Review

73% Acer Extensa 2509-C052 Notebook Review

Survival pack. Acer's Extensa 2509 focuses on the basic application scenarios - for a competitive price of just 270 Euros (~$338). But how high can the standard be for a laptop of this price?
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI S12T-3MA441 Subnotebook Review

73% MSI S12T-3MA441 Subnotebook Review

No endurance. The highlights of the small 11.6-inch laptop are the mSATA solid state drive and empty hard-drive slot. Our report reveals whether the subnotebook has more than that to offer.
AMD A4-5000 | AMD Radeon HD 8330 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo Y70 Notebook Review

83% Lenovo Y70 Notebook Review

Touchscreen gamer. Lenovo launches the biggest IPS touchscreen Y Series model yet with the 17.3-inch Y70. Features remain largely unchanged from the Y50, including the GTX 860M GPU. For $1399, can this sleek black and red powerhouse hold its own against other 17-inch gaming notebooks?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
HP Stream 14-z050ng Notebook Review

76% HP Stream 14-z050ng Notebook Review

Windows Chromebook. HP tries to compete with Google's Chromebooks with a slim 14-inch Windows notebook. An AMD APU works inside. The concept sounds good, but is it really convincing?
AMD A4 Micro-6400T | AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) | 14" | 1.6 kg
F1 2014 Benchmarked

F1 2014 Benchmarked

Technical stagnation. You snooze, you lose: This saying goes perfectly with the Formula 1 simulation from Codemasters. Even in 2014, users crazy for motor sports have to accept second-rate graphics. Learn here what this means for performance.
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M Notebook Review

79% Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M Notebook Review

Long-lasting allrounder. Lots of storage, suitable for gaming, long battery life, and a decent keyboard: the Aspire V3-572PG ticks all the check boxes for an allrounder notebook. How compelling is the overall package?
Intel Core i5-4200U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H Subnotebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H Subnotebook Review

Play it again. Handy, slim, rigid, and strong. The former UX31LN/A excelled in these properties. Does its successor inherit these assets, and can it perhaps even add a few plus points?
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The Evil Within Benchmarked

The Evil Within Benchmarked

A PC version to make you shiver. When it comes to games, the PC is often neglected; The Evil Within is a prime example. The high performance demands are particularly effective at spoiling the fun. Our article reveals which GPUs shake in their boots when they encounter this survival-horror game.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G-77A9) Notebook Review

85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G-77A9) Notebook Review

Black Nitro. Acer does not make any compromises in the configuration of its Aspire V15 Nitro. Buyers get a slim computer with very powerful hardware, an SSD, and IPS screen. The laptop is primarily aimed at gamers. However, the odd non-gamer might also take a liking to the computer.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Alien: Isolation Benchmarked

Alien: Isolation Benchmarked

On the hunt for horror. Creative Assembly, known mostly for their time-consuming epic strategy games (the Total War series), dares to take on one of the greatest film classics ever. Alien: Isolation is intended to transport the player into the atmosphere of the original movie. Your role? The hunted. Which GPU is fast enough to "outrun" Alien?
Dell Inspiron 13 7347 Convertible Review

78% Dell Inspiron 13 7347 Convertible Review

Flexible premium consumer. The high-quality, 13.3-inch laptop with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen provides a convertible feel for around 800 Euros (~$1023). It might be the right device for users who are looking for an alternative to Lenovo's Yoga 2 or simply expect a bit more from their laptop.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Ryse: Son of Rome Benchmarked

Ryse: Son of Rome Benchmarked

Graphics vs. gameplay. While Ryse: Son of Rome turned out to be rather one-dimensional in terms of its gameplay, graphically the title is a real head-turner. Does your notebook also have to come from another planet to run this game? Our review reveals the answer.
Acer Aspire V3-371-55GS Subnotebook Review

79% Acer Aspire V3-371-55GS Subnotebook Review

Long-running subnotebook. Acer blends a long battery life with a matte HD screen, a Core i5 processor, and a fast solid state-drive in its Aspire V3-371-55GS. Has Acer created the perfect subnotebook?
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 Notebook Review

74% Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 Notebook Review

Affordable long-runner. The low price is not the most striking property of the EasyNote TF71BM. It primarily attracts attention with its long battery life.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Clevo P651SE (Schenker XMG P505) Barebones Notebook Review

85% Clevo P651SE (Schenker XMG P505) Barebones Notebook Review

Full speed ahead. After the top GPUs from the last Nvidia generation were still based on the Kepler architecture, both the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970 finally use the Maxwell architecture. We check the performance with the Clevo P651SE Barebone.
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
HP EliteBook 725 G2 Notebook (J0H65AW) Review

81% HP EliteBook 725 G2 Notebook (J0H65AW) Review

Wasted potential. HP's new EliteBook 700 series, which is based on AMD quad-core APUs, promises a comparatively inexpensive entry into the world of high-quality business notebooks. What are the drawbacks of the 12.5-inch 725 G2 compared to its Intel-equipped competitors?
AMD A10 Pro-7350B | AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Asus X551MAV-SX391B Notebook Review Update

70% Asus X551MAV-SX391B Notebook Review Update

Quiet and cool. Asus wants around 300 Euros (~$380) for its 15.6-inch X551MAV-SX391B laptop. Although the installed Bay Trail Celeron does not offer much computing power, the laptop operates quietly. A Windows operating system is included despite the low price.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130 Notebook Review

74% Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130 Notebook Review

Hot Gamer? Toshiba self-confidently advertises its new multimedia laptop, Satellite L70-B-130 with AMD's R9 M265X as "Enthusiast Graphics". Our review reveals whether the 17-inch laptop justifies this high claim, why "hot" should be taken literally, and for whom the laptop might be worth looking at.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
HP Envy 15-k010ng Notebook Review

81% HP Envy 15-k010ng Notebook Review

Multimedia with quirks. HP's multimedia newcomer is positioned between mid-range and premium range in terms of configuration and price. Its balanced combination of power and ergonomics is appealing. Will the now matte screen also make a better impression than the former models from 2013? We will clarify this and many other questions in this review.
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 Convertible Review

74% HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 Convertible Review

HP turn around! HP now follows the example set by Lenovo since 2012 with its Yoga. Owing to cleverly designed hinges, the new Pavilion can be used in four different modes. However, we soon discovered that unfortunately the transition is not always smooth.
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M

Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop arrives later this month

This ultra-slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop with WQHD+ IPS display will get NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics and should be available for purchase lat...
Gigabyte P34W gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics card

Gigabyte announces P34W gaming laptop

This ultra-slim 14-inch gaming laptop features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics with 6 GB GDDR5 memory and will hit the market in early November.
Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599

Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599

17.3-inch slim gaming notebook gets Maxwell update coming this month and promises extreme performance over a single GTX 980M and GTX 780M SLI.
Digital Storm gaming laptops lineup now with NVIDIA GTX 900M

Digital Storm to add NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics to its gaming laptops

NVIDIA GTX 970M and 980M graphics cards will power Digital Storm's line of award-winning gaming laptops which are expected to go on sale next mon...
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop, now with NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics

MSI updates GS Stealth/Ghost and GT Dominator Series with NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics

Thanks to the latest GTX 900M Series from NVIDIA, MSI's gaming laptops now provide up to 28% more graphics performance than the older models with...
Maingear Nomad 17 new design and NVIDIA GTX 980M

Maingear updates Nomad 17 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M graphics and new design

This ultra-high performance family of laptops now has a new design and also features NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics.
Nvidia: Launch of the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M

Nvidia launches the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M

With the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M, Nvidia introduces two high-end graphics cards based on the GM204 chip from the Maxwell generation. Thanks to the high efficiency gain of the new GPUs, raw performance is now closer to a dedicated desktop graphics card than ever before. Furthermore, this is the first time that the current DirectX 11.2 standard is completely supported. Expect our full review of the high-end GPUs in the coming days.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Benchmarked

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Benchmarked

GPU glutton. In Shadow of Mordor, Sauron does not aim for the ring but primarily goes for video memory. We tried to determine the hardware requirements. Do you really need a lightning fast high-end system?
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 Convertible Review

77% Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 Convertible Review

Press me! The tablet of Toshiba's Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 convertible can be completely detached from the keyboard dock. The unusual mechanism needs a bit of getting used to. Read in our report why the stylish ultrabook will nevertheless look good on many desks.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 2 kg
FIFA 15 Benchmarked

FIFA 15 Benchmarked

New engine, renewed appeal. After years of getting less attention, the 2015 version of the PC game boasts nicely improved graphics. Our review takes a look at how various notebook graphics card perform when playing the game.
ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300L

87% Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LD-C4031H Convertible Review

Multimode MultimediaThe ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300L we're testing here, the 13.3-inch version, has high-end Ultrabook-style specifications in a stylish convertible design. With Core i7, 8GB RAM Full HD touch and a discreet Nvidia GPU, this could be a 2-in-1 worth seeking-out.
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)