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Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now available in the US

Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook hits the US market

This portable machine for gamers will be back on Newegg by mid-July, where is currently listed with a price tag of $1,599 USD, but also out of st...
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE Notebook Review

73% Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE Notebook Review

Low-cost Office. Lenovo charges just under 350 Euro for a Core i3 notebook with Windows 8.1. Those looking for an inexpensive computer for home use, can hardly go wrong with this computer - despite several weaknesses (dark display, poor battery life, only one year warranty).
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

California company sues Microsoft for rendering its systems almost inoperable only to be awarded new equipment and lost revenue by the Redmond co...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

July 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store

HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store

The durable and classroom-friendly notebook is coming later this year just in time for Google's Android Play Store update for Chrome OS systems.
Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review

Businessman's toy. We have already reviewed many different configurations of the Dell XPS 13 (9350). This time we want to describe a variant with Intel i7-6560U CPU, integrated Intel Iris Graphics 540, and matte 1080p display. In addition, we will cover the intensively discussed CABC problem of the XPS 13 with FHD display.
Intel Core i7-6560U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 2 - Wireless Docks and Terabyte SSDs

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 2 - Wireless Docks and Terabyte SSDs

Love at second sight? For a few months now, a ThinkPad T460s has been our daily companion. During this time, the notebook really had to prove its qualities over the long haul. Our second long-term update focuses on the WiGig dock as well as the optional 1 TB SSD.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

July 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

July 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly update...
Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities

Owners of Lenovo systems are being urged to update LSC to version 3.3.003 or later to avoid unauthorized takeovers.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

For work and home. We compare three more 13.3-inch notebooks designed for office work, home use, and easy carrying. In the end, it's hard not to choose the Spectre for day-to-day and on-the-go workloads.
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 1

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 1

Love at second sight? The ThinkPad T460s is our daily companion for about three months now – time to take stock for the first time. Can Lenovo’s business flagship confirm its excellent review rating in practice?
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.3 kg
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

July 2016 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our o...
Asus ROG Strix GL502VY-DS71 Notebook Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL502VY-DS71 Notebook Review

GTX 980M update. The higher-end SKU adds G-Sync, a GTX 980M, and one more SODIMM slot over the lower-end GL502VT. Its lack of both an 8 GB GDDR5 option and external G-Sync support can be a bit of a bummer. Is this the 15-inch gaming notebook to get for $1700 USD?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt display

Apple discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display

A successor to the Thunderbolt Display is nowhere to be seen as Apple sells of it remaining stock.
Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271-56HM Convertible Review

87% Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271-56HM Convertible Review

Absolute silence. A liquid cooling system in a convertible does not work? Of course it does! For the first time ever, Acer has installed a silent cooling technology in a high-performance convertible based on Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. This innovation is not the only reason that it is going to get rough on the competition.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12" | 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1 Notebook Review

81% Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1 Notebook Review

Inexpensive multimedia talent. In the Aspire F15, Acer combines a ULV processor with enough RAM and a dedicated GPU. These specifications appear good on paper and the price is significantly under 1000 Euros ($1104). We will reveal the weaknesses of the Acer Aspire F15 in our in-depth review.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba updates Tecra A50-C-1W2 with Core i7-6500U and LTE

Toshiba updates Tecra A50-C-1W2 with Core i7-6500U and LTE

The 15.6-inch Tecra A50-C business notebook will now have integrated LTE options with configuration prices reaching 1800 Euros.
HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

85% HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

007 Spectre. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). Our full review shows how HP accomplished to fit a fully featured Windows 10 PC into one of the thinnest designs currently available.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Microsoft Edge boasts longer battery life than Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft Edge boasts longer battery life than Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft's own testing conditions show Edge outlasting Chrome and Firefox by as much as three and two hours, respectively.
MSI: Compact gaming desktop PC

MSI: Compact Gaming Desktop PC "Vortex" and VR backpack announced

MSI shows a mobile solution for VR (Virtual Reality) without any annoying cables at Computex 2016. There is also an update for the compact gaming...
MSI: Next generation of high-end gaming notebooks GT73 and GT83 announced

MSI: Next Generation of the High-End Gaming Notebooks GT73 and GT83 announced

MSI updates its lineup of gaming notebooks and announces three new models at their local expo in Taipei. The wait for Nvidia's next GPU generatio...
MSI: GS32, GS63 and GS73 Gaming Notebooks with next-gen Nvidia GPUs

MSI: GS32, GS63 und GS73 Gaming Notebooks Overview

The Gaming specialists from MSI show their new mobile gaming notebooks at this year's Computex in Taipei. All notebooks should be equipped with n...
HP Chromebook 11 G4 successor coming soon with Intel Braswell processor

New Braswell-powered Chromebooks coming soon

Lenovo N22 is a new Chromebook that has been spotted online, while the HP Chromebook 11 G5 is an update of last year's Chromebook 11 G4.
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

All of everything! Equipped with a Core i7 processor, 3K display, and dedicated graphics, the T560 aims to take the lead in our business charts. But, is the generous number of features justify a price of almost 2000 Euros (~$2267).
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
1 TB SSD SKUs now available for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

1 TB SSD SKUs now available for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

The new high-end configurations are coming to Europe early next month with pre-orders starting this week.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Tightrope walking. It took 7.5 years for EA and DICE to announce the successor to the Parkour-title Mirror's Edge. While the technology has improved drastically, content-wise, Catalyst hasn't made any progress. We vaulted around roof tops with the main character Faith to get an idea how the title performs on notebooks. Update: we've now tested more than 24 GPUs.
HP Omen 15 (2016) Notebook Review

79% HP Omen 15 (2016) Notebook Review

Remake. For the 2016 version of their Omen, HP does not stop at a simple hardware refresh, but also updates the notebook with a stylish new chassis. We take a closer look at the 15-inch version with GeForce GTX 965M. What follows are our impressions.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S 12ISK Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 900S 12ISK Convertible Review

Silent convertible. The 12.5-inch Yoga 900S is one of the most comfortable Yoga convertibles we've used. There are, however, a couple of key drawbacks to keep in mind.
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1 kg
AMD announces Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480M

AMD announces Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480M

AMD details power-efficient Polaris 11 architecture and hints at upcoming RX 480M for notebooks.
Gigabyte Aero 14 notebook launching in UK for 1400 Pounds

Gigabyte Aero 14 notebook launching in UK for 1400 Pounds

SKUs include the Core i7-6700HQ, GeForce GTX 970M, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, and 256 GB SSD with the option for a 512 GB SSD.
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

87% Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

Simple elegance. Asus wants to meet the growing expectations of business customers with new features and more performance for the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA. The basics are covered with a ULV processor, sufficient memory and a fast SSD. Read our review to find out how the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA works in practice.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
The seventh generation of Intel processors will be the first in its family with native HDR de/encoding

Intel Kaby Lake will have native support for HDR movies

The next generation of Asus Ultrabooks and 2-in-1s will be one of the first consumer models to ship with Kaby Lake processors capable of native H...
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Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

89% Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

Balanced bundle. With the TravelMate, Acer offers a well-made 14-inch alternative to the business models from the established brands HP, Dell and Lenovo. The TravelMate looks the same as its predecessor. However, the manufacturer has refreshed the hardware: Skylake, DDR4, and Thunderbolt 3 are on board. An already good computer has been made even better. Positive: The battery runtimes are excellent.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Unofficial renderings show benefits of OLED bar for MacBook refresh

Unofficial renderings show benefits of OLED bar for MacBook refresh

At least one fan is visualizing what a MacBook Pro with a secondary OLED panel can do including Search, Spotify, system status, and more.
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

90% HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small subnotebook in a productive environment?
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 979 g
Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo B50-50 80S2000QGE Notebook Review

Dark screen. Lenovo delivers a basic office laptop furnished with a Core i3 processor dubbed B50-50. The manufacturer demands a price of just below 450 Euros (~$506). The laptop is cheaper when Windows 10 is not needed.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Asus F540SA-XX087T Notebook Review

76% Asus F540SA-XX087T Notebook Review

Satisfactory. A simple, 15.6-inch laptop based on a Braswell CPU, the F540SA-XX087T can be purchased for just under 280 Euros (~$315). The price includes Windows 10 and a 500 GB hard drive. Asus has also installed a USB Type-C port in the low-cost computer.
Intel Celeron N3050 | Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

Hands-on with the new HP Omen gaming series

"Omen by HP" will join the ranks of the Lenovo Y gaming series, Dell Alienware, Acer Nitro, Asus ROG, and others with availability in the next tw...
Asus X302UV-FN016T Subnotebook Review

80% Asus X302UV-FN016T Subnotebook Review

Dim display. Thanks to the low system noise and good battery runtimes, the 13.3-inch subnotebook from Asus is appealing. These are coupled with a powerful processor and a solid-state Disk. The new GeForce 920MX makes a successful debut, delivering consistently higher frame rates than its predecessor. Unfortunately, once again, the computer comes with an inadequate display.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920MX | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Mobile Office. Lenovo's small subnotebook is noteworthy for its very decent keyboard and long battery life. An LTE modem allows access to the Internet while on-the-go. All things considered, the ThinkPad X260 is a solid offering.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Five Thunderbolt 3-based docking stations designed to be compatible with any notebook sporting the port

Gigabyte unveils Thunderbolt 3 external GPU docking station

The Taiwanese manufacturer showed off multiple conceptual docking stations that make use of the super-speedy 40 Gbps connection bandwidth includi...
Getac unveils B300 ruggedized notebook with Core i7 Skylake options

Getac unveils B300 ruggedized notebook with Core i7 Skylake options

The 13.3-inch fully rugged notebook gets ULV Skylake options and subsequently longer battery life claims.
Acer external graphics dock could be coming this September with a GTX 960M GPU

Acer external graphics dock could be coming this September

The GTX 960M docking station made a return at Computex this year with a potentially new launch date.
Haier shows off Thunderobot ST-R1 gaming notebook (Source: GearBest)

Computex 2016 | Haier shows off Thunderobot ST-R1 gaming notebook

The 14-inch gaming notebook will include an IPS FHD panel, Skylake i7-6700HQ CPU, GTX 965M GPU, and a small 31 Wh battery for an import price of ...
Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-DS74 Notebook Review

82% Asus ROG Strix GL502VT-DS74 Notebook Review

Thin, but not too thin. Asus seems to have struck a perfect balance in the race for a thinner and thinner gaming notebook while still maintaining case rigidity and enthusiast-level Nvidia GPU options. Inevitably, some important features have been omitted along the way.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

86% Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK (Core i7) Subnotebook Review

Noble companion. Lenovo did a good job with the new aluminum subnotebook in terms of design. A quick look at the specs suggests decent performance but also reveals the meager port variety. What about the input devices, display, emissions and the runtimes?
Intel Core i7-6560U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Intel claims Apollo Lake will be 30 percent faster than Braswell

Intel claims Apollo Lake will be 30 percent faster than Braswell

The 14 nm Apollo Lake platform should be coming this Fall with faster performance and 15 percent longer battery life.
Nvidia will bring the desktop GTX 1080 for notebooks

Nvidia Pascal GPUs for Notebooks will arrive soon

Numerous manufacturers already showed notebooks at Computex, which will be equipped with the mobile GPUs based on Pascal in the near future. There are no official details about the GPUs yet. We collect all current information in the following article.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)