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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models ...
Nvidia SHIELD console runs Android TV OS and is able to play Ultra HD 4K video

GDC 2015 | Nvidia presents SHIELD, an Android TV and gaming console for the living room

The new console is powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 and has access to both native Android gaming and cloud-powered PC titles delivered via Nvidia GRI...
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 2: the vBIOS lock will be removed] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: many of Nvidia's GTX 900M series GPUs in new g...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top ...
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
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

Updated February 2015. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? ...
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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

The price is hot. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
Evolve Benchmarked

Evolve Benchmarked

Exciting idea. After Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios published their next multimedia experiment. This time they use the CryEngine from the shooter expert Crytek instead of Valve's Source engine. Our benchmark test will reveal how this impacts hardware requirements.
MSI GT80 Notebook Review

87% MSI GT80 Notebook Review

Megalomania. The MSI GT80 exceeds typical gaming standards in weight, but also surpasses in terms of the features and performance, including the mechanical keyboard and the SLI configuration with two GTX 980M chips. We tested the 18-inch monster.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI | 18.4" | 4.9 kg
Alienware 15 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 15 Notebook Review

Galactic? A bit late, but Alienware now also upgrades its premium laptops with the GeForce 900M line. As one of the first editorial offices, we had the opportunity to test the 15-inch model and the graphics amplifier. These are our impressions.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

February 2015 update.Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly upd...
Acer Aspire E5-771G Notebook Review

81% Acer Aspire E5-771G Notebook Review

Broadwell all-rounder. With the Aspire, Acer offers a 17.3-inch all-rounder equipped with the latest Broadwell Core i7 processors. Furthermore, it features a GeForce graphics card, two storage devices (SSD and HDD) and a bright Full HD display.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Nvidia: GPU overclocking for Maxwell-based laptops will be re-enabled next month

Nvidia promises to re-enable overclocking for Maxwell-based laptop graphics

The company caves in to negative feedback and says the overclocking feature will return the same way it was removed - through a driver update.
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition will soon launch with Nvidia's new GPUs and Intel's Real Sense 3D camera

Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition to be updated with GTX 950M/960M

Acer is gearing up to update its 17-inch gaming laptop with Nvidia's new mid-range graphics cards. Some configurations will also receive Intel's ...
Nvidia's GRID will soon be home to 40 game titles

Nvidia's GRID will soon be home to 40 game titles

Nvidia recently announced that GRID, the company's on-demand game streaming service, will soon be home to 40 gaming titles. Three new games will ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top ...
Nvidia 900M graphics: now with 100% less overclocking

Nvidia disables overclocking for Maxwell-based laptop graphics cards with a driver update

It's not a feature, it's a bug: Nvidia claims that laptop graphics "were not designed" for overclocking and that it's "safeguarding" users' syste...
Gigabyte P34W v3 Notebook Review

83% Gigabyte P34W v3 Notebook Review

GTX 970M in a 14-inch laptop. What happens when you cram a 2.6 GHz i7-4720HQ CPU and an Nvidia GTX 970M together in an ultrathin 14-inch form factor? You get one of the fastest and truly portable gaming notebooks around - albeit one with some thermal issues.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571G Notebook Review Update

80% Acer Aspire E5-571G Notebook Review Update

Long-lasting all-rounder. The Aspire boasts a strong processor and gaming-suitable GPU — but users will not have to sacrifice long battery runtimes in exchange for its high-performance hardware.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Lenovo Y50 with GeForce GTX 960M is expected in March

Lenovo Y50 with GeForce GTX 960M coming in March

Lenovo's popular 15.6-inch gaming laptop will soon be updated with Nvidia's new mid-range graphics card.
Nvidia Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 SoC could be coming in March

Nvidia might release a new Shield tablet with Tegra X1 in March

Nvidia is reportedly planning to release an updated Shield tablet powered by their new SoC with its Maxwell graphics in just a month.
Razer Blade Full HD with more memory, new graphics card and processor

Razer updates Blade gaming laptop

The notorious gaming laptop now has a new high-end Intel processor and last-gen NVIDIA graphics, as well as more memory and a QHD+ display varian...
Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review

85% Asus N551JK-CN166H Notebook Review

Silver entertainer. Asus introduces an overall well-designed, representative all-rounder in stylish aluminum looks to the upper-range for approximately 1000 Euros (~$1134). It is even possible to risk a game owing to the GeForce GTX 850M. Only the choice of processor is questionable. Our in-depth report reveals how the device fares in the single tests.
Intel Core i5-4200H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
One K73-5N (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

87% One K73-5N (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

Megalomania? 17-inch chassis, 88-Watt CPU and GeForce GTX 980M: This is the One K73-5N in the high-end configuration. Read our review to find out whether this kind of performance makes sense and how the components affect the thermals.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
HP Omen Notebook Review

78% HP Omen Notebook Review

Black, stylish, fast. HP launches a very compact and thin 15.6-inch gaming notebook with the Omen, which has a very good design and attracts gamers with powerful core components. The price of 1,600 Euros (~$1793) comes with high expectations for the ergonomics and the performance, but not all of them can be fulfilled.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Schenker XMG U505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

88% Schenker XMG U505 (Clevo P751ZM) Notebook Review

Desktop competition. A desktop processor in a 15-inch notebook, can it work? This is the question for the Schenker XMG U505. We review the high-end device with a GeForce GTX 970M and a 65-Watt CPU.
Intel Core i7-4790S | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
Aorus' most compact gaming laptops switch to Nvidia's Maxwell-based GPU, promising lower temperatures and smoother framerates.

Aorus updates its X3 and X3 Plus gaming laptops with GTX 970M graphics

The thin gaming powerhouses from the Gigabyte-owned brand now pack even more graphical performance and still offer customization options such as ...
iBuyPower Chimera CX-9 Notebook Review

83% iBuyPower Chimera CX-9 Notebook Review

Orange is the new black. Is the distinctive design and lucent orange color enough for the Chimera to stand out in the crowded mobile gaming space? We dig deeper to find that this is more than just a flashy chassis.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review

83% MSI GS60 2QE Ghost Pro 4K (2QEUi716SR51G) Notebook Review

Gold piece for gamers? The MSI GS60 is now available with a 4K display and Maxwell GPU, the current update uses the fast GeForce GTX 970M. Our review will show if everything is gold that glitters at the GS60.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2 kg
MSI GS30 Shadow Gaming Laptop

CES 2015 | MSI GS30 Shadow gaming notebook officially announced

The MSI GS30 Shadow is a particularly thin and light gaming laptop. With the main goal of portability, the manufactured to decided delegate the h...
MSI GE72 and GE62 Apache Gaming Laptops

CES 2015 | MSI unveils GE62 and GE72 Apache gaming laptops

The GE62 and the GE72 are two new additions to the MSI Apache series of gaming laptops. The main highlights are powerful components, illuminated ...
Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA) Notebook Review

85% Schenker XMG P705 (Clevo P670SA) Notebook Review

High-end class. Nvidia launches its new gaming model right at the beginning of the New Year. We already had the chance to check the performance of the GeForce GTX 965M. Is this the end of the GeForce GTX 860M?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
New Alienware 15 and 17 shave off some thickness and weight.

CES 2015 | Dell presents updated Alienware 15 and 17 laptops

The refresh puts an emphasis on thinner, lighter cases and the external graphics amplifier connection.
MSI GT80 Titan offers extreme gaming performance and a mechanical keyboard (Picture: MSI)

CES 2015 | MSI presents GT80 Titan gaming laptop with GTX 980M SLI

The gaming powerhouse features an oddly placed mechanical keyboard and a digital trackpad.
Aorus X5 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 965M SLI graphics

CES 2015 | Aorus unleashes the X5 gaming laptop

This new gaming machine is the world's first 15.6-inch laptop that features a 4K IGZO display and NVIDIA GTX 965M SLI graphics.
Gigabyte_P37X_Gaming_Laptop

CES 2015 | The Gigabyte P37X is the world's lightest 17.3-inch gaming laptop

At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Gigabyte has unveiled the P37X notebook. According to the manufacturer, this is the world's lightest 17.3-inch gaming n...
Nvidia: GeForce GTX 965M joins the product portfolio

Nvidia: GeForce GTX 965M joins the product portfolio

With the GeForce GTX 965M, Nvidia introduces another Maxwell-based graphics card belonging to the lower high-end range. Despite significantly low...
MSI GS70-2QE16SR51 Notebook Review

82% MSI GS70-2QE16SR51 Notebook Review

Black, red, silver. MSI's slim gamer GS70 gets an update. The new generation is now equipped with the GeForce GTX 970M, and MSI has also thought of striking colors for the chassis. However, the fan noise and temperatures are striking as well – our review tells you why.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro gaming laptop with Intel RealSense 3D camera

CES 2015 | Acer reveals V 17 Nitro gaming laptop

The new V 17 Nitro features Intel RealSense technology and will be available worldwide later this month, still powered by a 4th generation Intel ...
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD Notebook Review Update

85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G-75TD Notebook Review Update

4k upgrade. The Aspire V15 Nitro is a thin computer with a high-performance processor and very good hardware. The device's highlight is its 4k IPS display. Has Acer created the gamer's dream notebook?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Dell Alienware 13 Notebook Review

82% Dell Alienware 13 Notebook Review

Small chassis, big performance? After products with 11 and 14-inches, the gaming experts from Alienware now offer a 13-inch product. Our article tries to focus on the question of whether a dual-core is sufficient for the GeForce GTX 860M and the external amplifier.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 13.3" | 2 kg
Asus G751JY-T7009H Notebook Review

89% Asus G751JY-T7009H Notebook Review

Gaming champion 2014. Asus now uses the GTX 980M as well and offers a very successful and extremely fast ROG gaming notebook in a reworked 17-inch chassis. MSI's GT72 2QE is one rival with even better specifications, but the top version is also 50% more expensive. Our test determines the winner in the clash of the titans.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng Notebook Review Update

75% HP Pavilion 17-f130ng Notebook Review Update

Affordable all-rounder. HP's 17.3-inch laptop is available for as little as 560 Euros (~$683). The configuration includes a quad-core processor, matte Full HD screen, and a dedicated Radeon GPU. Doesn't that sound like a good deal?
AMD A10-5745M | AMD Radeon R7 M260 | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD Notebook Review Update

80% Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1TD Notebook Review Update

Now with SSD. The Satellite offers everything that an all-round multimedia notebook should: Alongside a Core i7 processor, the device is equipped with a graphics core powerful enough to render games and a fast solid state drive. An IPS display with stable viewing angles also joins the ranks. But at almost 900 Euros (~$1100), this is no budget device.
Intel Core i7-4510U | AMD Radeon R7 M260 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Schenker XMG P505 PRO (Clevo P651SG) Notebook Review

87% Schenker XMG P505 PRO (Clevo P651SG) Notebook Review

15-inch reference? The XMG P505 from Schenker Technologies is supposed to close the gap between big 17-inch systems (Asus G751, MSI GT72) and ultra-thin compact gamers like the Gigabyte P34G v2. We have already reviewed the configuration with the GTX 970M, now we have a closer look at the GTX 980M.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
The Crew Benchmarked

The Crew Benchmarked

Ride Across the USA. After Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4, Ubisoft is now launching its third large project at the end of 2014. The Crew appeals to freedom junkies and multiplayer enthusiasts alike with its free world concept. Can the game engine meet the expectations of its fans?
Acer TravelMate P276-MG-56FU Notebook Review

78% Acer TravelMate P276-MG-56FU Notebook Review

All-rounder with gaming capabilities. Acer's new 17.3-inch notebook is designed for private as well as business users. A powerful Core i5 in combination with a fast GPU and good battery runtimes should be appealing for both customer groups.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 17.3" | 3 kg
EUROCOM X8 (Clevo P377SMA) Notebook Review

85% EUROCOM X8 (Clevo P377SMA) Notebook Review

GTX 980M SLI. The highly configurable Eurocom X7 returns as the X8 and instantly comes out on top on our usual benchmarks yet again. We take a closer look at this ultimate gaming machine from the Canadian reseller of the most powerful barebones available.
Intel Core i7-4940MX | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI | 17.3" | 4.3 kg
Gigabyte's P35X gaming notebook launches in the US on Dec 5th

Gigabyte's P35X gaming notebook launches in the US on Dec 5th

Gigabyte has recently announced that its P35X gaming notebook will be launched in the US on December 5th. The manufacturer has yet to unveil the ...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)