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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
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

84% Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

Expensive runtime wonder. Toshiba charges a steep price of 2000 Euros (~$2138) for the top configuration of its latest business convertible – in return the user gets a business device with comprehensive features and enormous battery runtimes. Thanks to the anti-reflective touchscreen, the Portege Z20t can also be used outdoors.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
GTA V Benchmarked

GTA V Benchmarked

Better late than never. Barely 1.5 years after the Last-Gen edition, GTA V is finally released for the PC. We tested it on multiple notebooks, to see if the wait was worth it.
HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360

HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360 convertibles for 2015

All models will be shipping this summer and will include Bang & Olufsen speakers for the first time on a HP consumer notebook
New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Rumors: New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Acer further expands its portfolio for mobile consumer devices. According to the Nitro motto, "A Touch More Powerful", a new gaming notebook could supplement the top of the Nitro series in the near future, too.
Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

Changing of the guards. Lenovo's new Thinkpad L450 now sports ULV processors instead of standard mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, the Thinkpad doesn't benefit that much from the more frugal processor-series.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 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
Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

88% Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

Success. Acer's 14-inch TravelMate P645 does not have any serious weaknesses and besets the business-leaders from Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. It clearly outruns its rivals in terms of battery life.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

84% HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.
Intel Core M-5Y51 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

Well-rounded indeed. The Zenbook doesn't just impress with its looks alone. The subnotebook also delights with good input devices, a long battery life and low emissions.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
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 ...
HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

81% HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

All-rounder. The HP Envy 17 wants to be your desktop replacement laptop. It has the right hardware, but what about the pricing?
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 2.9 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
Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

According to unconfirmed reports, Intel may have been able to cram its Iris graphics into the 15W ULV SKUs of Skylake, Intel's next generation p...
Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

82% Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

Slimmed down. The new version of the Inspiron 15 of the 7000-series is much slimmer than the predecessor, and now has a 4K display. However, the restriction is not only limited to the chassis: You also have to live with drawbacks in terms of graphics performance and battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

Cutting the wrong corners? Compromises in the casing, screen and configuration make the ThinkPad T450 a comparatively affordable alternative to the high-end T450s model. However, the buyer should carefully consider whether the money saved really makes up for the drawbacks.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop loaded with Ubuntu Linux

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition starts at $949 USD, comes with Ubuntu

The newest 13-inch laptop from Dell gets a Linux-powered lineup that includes a QHD+ touchscreen display version with 5th generation Intel Core i...
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Update Spring 2015. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here yo...
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
System76 Lemur laptop with 14-inch display and Intel Broadwell

System76 unveils Broadwell-powered Lemur laptop

This notebook powered by Ubuntu Linux has a Broadwell processor under the hood and up to 16 GB of memory, as well as flexible internal storage op...
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
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

89% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

May the Force be with you. An innovative new Force Touch trackpad is probably the most interesting new feature of the early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13 – otherwise, there are more evolutionary than revolutionary changes. Even though the overall package is once again convincing: The Windows competition can close the gap.
Intel Core i5-5257U | Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

85% HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

Not without flaw. The EliteBook was good to start with and has been slightly improved owing to the Broadwell processor, which results in a longer battery life due to lower power consumption. Unfortunately, HP has not taken care of the laptop's shortcoming - the screen.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.8 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
Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Simply brilliant. Dell now offers the XPS 13 with a non-touch display and a more mainstream resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a much more affordable price. Not only is the new display brighter, but it's matte as well, which improves outdoor usability. The remainder of the hardware is very similar to the QHD+ version, so the new model inherits both its strengths and weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

89% Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 (Early 2015) First Impressions

Encore une fois. Apple's workhorse in the form of a compact 13-inch goes into the next round. An overview of the most important modifications: New Force Touch touchpad, update to Intel's Broadwell CPU including an Iris Graphics 6100, faster PCIe-based SSD, and a larger battery. We are putting the 2015 model through its paces, and present our first results to bridge the time until publishing our complete test report.
Intel Core i5-5257U | Intel Iris Graphics 6100 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

Business convertible. The ThinkPad Yoga fuses two of Lenovo's lines to offer professional users the 360-degree display of a Yoga convertible in a hybrid device. Is it now finely tuned or poorly twisted?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly up...
StarTech.com Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

StarTech.com introduces Thunderbolt 2 4K docking station

This accessory offers a wide variety of ports and is designed to complement Apple MacBook Pro/Air, but should also work with other Thunderbolt-en...
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
Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

1, 2, Police. Hardline is a breath of fresh air for the Battlefield series: the single-player experience is radically different from that of the predecessors. Our focus will be on the hardware requirements of the new first-person shooter.
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 Envy 15 Notebook Review

82% HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The Envy belongs to the group of 15.6-inch all-rounders. The computer does not lack processing performance. However, the display of the notebook is not convincing.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

The tenth era Everything is different with the new Windows: It is supposed to be multi-platform, easier to use and the user can provide feedback for the preview version. Will everything be good? We check this with the Technical Preview of Windows 10 on three devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone).
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
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

[UPDATE 4: the driver update which re-enables overclocking will be released tomorrow] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: man...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with an ultra slim mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many typical business features. Our review shows you what else we like about this workstation.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA Quadro K620M | 15.5" | 2.4 kg
Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Does an upgrade make sense? Several weeks after their official launch, most of the new Broadwell processors passed through our test course. So, it is time to deliver a first summary. How much do the CPU and graphics unit perform better than the predecessor models'? Did the battery runtimes improve, too? We know the answers!
Asus Zenbook UX303LN Subnotebook Review

86% Asus Zenbook UX303LN Subnotebook Review

Sleek. The Zenbook is one of the few subnotebooks with a dedicated graphics card: powerful graphics performance in a compact form. In addition, the Zenbook has low noise and temperature emissions and good battery life.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 13.3" | 1.5 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
Acer's Aspire V Nitro laptops now feature Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics

Acer unveils updated Aspire V Nitro Black Edition laptops

Both the 15.6-inch and the 17-inch models receive Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 960M graphics while retaining optional premium components such as 4K d...
The new GL552 follows the design of Asus' own G751

Asus unveils GL552 gaming laptop

The 15.6-inch machine is powered by Nvidia's new GTX 950M entry-level gaming GPU and supports M.2 SSDs.
Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

Two are better than one. Lenovo's business newcomer features two batteries rather than one. That enables a battery life that makes the contenders green with envy in view of its powerful hardware. An LTE modem ensures the required flexibility, data is protected extensively, and the input devices are again close to perfect. All the more aggravating that it was not enough for an IPS screen.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Razer Blade Pro: now with GTX 960M graphics

Razer updates its Blade Pro gaming laptop

The 17-inch laptop now comes with Nvidia's new GTX 960M graphics card. Other highlights are slim chassis and Razer's unique Switchblade LCD track...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Review

86% Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M Review

High-end or mainstream? While the GeForce GTX 980M and the GeForce GTX 970M are based on a completely new architecture compared to their predecessors, the GTX 960M is just a small update. Our review shows if the performance can still convince us.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.5 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
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)