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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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MSI G Series refresh with Kaby Lake now available

MSI G Series refresh with Kaby Lake now available

The Taiwanese manufacturer is doubling down on its entire G series of gaming notebooks with Kaby Lake and Pascal options for all. We provide a quick rundown on the major options available and the main differences between them.
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HDMI 2.1 will still use the same connection interface as previous generations, but new cables will be needed to take advantage of its higher potential bandwidth. (Source: Amazon)

HDMI 2.1 is no small iterative change over 2.0

HDMI 2.1, announced at CES 2017, sounds like an iterative change over HDMI 2.0—but it's anything but. With over 150 percent more bandwidth than HDMI 2.0, it will support resolutions up to 10k and 120fps. Other details will be released in Q2 2017.
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Dell to be exclusive hardware supplier for Eleague eSports tournament

Dell to be exclusive hardware supplier for Eleague eSports tournament

The eSports scene is growing rapidly and Dell is joining the likes of Acer, MSI, Aorus, iBuyPower, and other sponsors in providing the necessary gaming PCs and machines.
Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Better late than never. At the end of 2016, we got caught up in the excitement of Pascal, Kaby Lake and co. and entirely forgot about Civilization VI. To rectify our mistake, we are putting the latest addition to the Civilization family in the spotlight with multiple notebook and desktop PC tests.
One of Razer's stolen Valerie prototypes was listed on Chinese retail site Taobao. (Source: Liliputing)

Lost and found: Razer's stolen Valerie prototype listed on Chinese retail site

After being reported stolen earlier this week, Razer's triple-display notebook, codenamed Valerie, has made an appearance on Taobao, a Chinese retail website.
Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console launches worldwide for $300 USD on March 3

Nintendo Switch launches on March 3

The long-awaited hybrid game console by Nintendo comes with a 6.2-inch 720p display, a pair of detachable Joy-Con controllers, 32 GB internal storage, is powered by a custom NVIDIA Tegra chip and has a price tag of $299.99 USD.
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MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

86% MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

Gaming machine. MSI's GT72VR 7RE is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that handles modern games smoothly on the matte Full HD screen. The new Kaby Lake quad-core also leaves a good initial impression. Positive: The noise development is pretty restrained, despite the powerful hardware.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Nvidia Geforce Now is your GTX 1080 in the cloud

CES 2017 | Nvidia Geforce Now is your GTX 1080 in the cloud

The advanced GTX 1060/1080-level game streaming service will cost significantly more than your PS Now or Netflix subscriptions when it launches in the US this March.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 2GB Review

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 2GB Review

The entry point into the world of Pascal-based desktop GPUs is the GTX 1050. Equipped with only 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM, it primarily competes against the - only marginally more expensive - GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of RAM. Zotac's GeForce GTX 1050 Mini is a very compact graphics card without a fancy heatsink design.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) |
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro Notebook Review

83% MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro Notebook Review

Apache is approaching! The well-known gaming notebook manufacturer MSI brings us an interesting combination. A fast quad core processor of the Skylake family and a Pascal-based GPU are at the core of the latest model. Learn how well the components fit each other in our in-depth review.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
The Super Retro Boy can play physical Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance cartridges. (Source: Digital Trends)

Retro-Bit announces Super Retro Boy, a modern Game Boy

Classic console maker Retro-Bit showed off the Super Retro Boy, a physical handheld that can play game cartridges from Nintendo's Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.
Samsung Chromebook Pro closeup, one of the many Samsung products that got awards at CES 2017

CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards

Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
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AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

CES 2017 | AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

The high-power Avalon mini PC integrates an RX 480 GPU and doubles as a VR backpack with its two Li-ion battery packs for $1800 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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Das Gigabyte P56 ist ein Neuzugang in der Gaming-Serie von Gigabyte und integriert eine GTX 1070-GPU.

CES 2017 | Gigabyte showcases P56, P34/35, Sabre 15, and Aero 14 notebooks with Pascal

Gigabyte is refreshing its major gaming notebooks this year with more Kaby Lake and new Pascal GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti options.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

January 2016 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. January 2017 update
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MSI looks to compete with Razer's Core and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier with GUS, an e-GPU. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS

MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
AMD's upcoming Vega architecture brings some major improvements in graphical computing. (Source: AMD)

CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs

Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
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The new MSI emblem with the dragon logo

CES 2017 | MSI: New Notebooks with Kaby Lake and GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti

MSI announces gaming notebooks equipped with fresh Kaby Lake processors and Nvidia Pascal GPUs with a new Dragon logo. This brings a nice power boost right in time for CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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MSI GT83VR Titan SLI launching with mechanical MX Cherry Silver keyboard

CES 2017 | MSI GT83VR Titan SLI launching with MX Cherry Silver mechanical keyboard

The individually-lit RGB Silver keys provide a short 4 ms keystroke and just 1.2 mm of travel for faster gaming reaction times.
The X9's GPU has yet to be confirmed, but it will be a new Nvidia chip running in SLI. (Source: Aorus)

CES 2017 | Aorus teases X9 gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard, G-Sync, and SLI

Aorus has teased a concept for a new 17-inch notebook, the x9. More powerful than the x7, the x9 will be powered by two Nvidia GPUs in SLI.
Project Valerie has two additional monitors that slide out to create a triple monitor display. (Source: Razer)

CES 2017 | Razer shows off concept notebook with three 4K displays

Razer is seeing triple with Project Valerie, the "world's first triple display laptop." While still in concept, the project is an exciting peak into what may be possible in the future.
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Nvidia's new SHIELD TV can stream games from either a PC with an Nvidia Pascal-based GPU or Nvidia's Geforce NOW service. (Source: Nvidia)

CES 2017 | Nvidia unveils updated SHIELD TV streaming box

The set top box can stream 4K HDR content and AAA PC games via Nvidia's Geforce NOW service.
Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M gets updated with Kaby Lake and GeForce 10 series graphics

CES 2017 | Gigabyte unveils updated P34 and P35 notebooks

These two refreshed notebooks will soon hit the market as the lightest 14-inch portable with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics (P34) and the slimmest 15.6-inch laptop with GeForce GTX 1070 graphics (P35).
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The Samsung Odyssey heavily borrows from the ASUS ROG line's aesthetics. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2017 | Samsung makes questionable step into gaming with Odyssey notebooks

Samsung has thrown its hat into the gaming-notebook ring with the Odyssey 15 and 17.
The WT73VR looks to be one of the most powerful mobile workstations in the world. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI unveils new line of workstation notebooks

The powerful mobile workstations feature 7th generation Intel processor and the latest Quadro graphics cards from Nvidia.
Gigabyte Sabre 15 gaming notebook - Your Weapon of Choice for 1080p Gaming

CES 2017 | Gigabyte announces P56 and Sabre 15 gaming notebooks

Both these new portables come with Intel Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, as well as Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and multiple hardware options to choose from.
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Aorus X7 V6 gaming notebook gets a successor with Kaby Lake processor options and GeForce GTX 10 series graphics

CES 2017 | Aorus updates its gaming laptops with Kaby Lake processors and GeForce GTX 10 series graphics

The Aorus gaming notebooks now feature an overclockable Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, as well as up to 64 GB of memory and flexible storage options.
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The Inspiron 15 7000 series continues its

CES 2017 | Dell announces updated Inspiron 15 7000 budget gaming notebook

Despite its low cost, the Inspiron 15 7000 from Dell can be equipped with a Core i7, a 4K screen, and a GTX 1050 Ti.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Notebook Review

85% Eurocom Tornado F5 Notebook Review

Core i7-7700K in a laptop. Stuff a 91 W desktop processor and a 150 W Nvidia GPU in a 15.6-inch notebook and you'll have more processing power in a portable 3 kg system than most full-size PCs.
Intel Core i7-7700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Though a bit larger than a console, the VivoPC X provides a lot more power—and remains under 5 pounds. (Source: Asus)

CES 2017 | Asus VivoPC X: a compact VR-ready desktop for US$799

Asus has announced the VivoPC X, a compact VR-ready desktop, designed to be a relatively portable VR solution.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

January 2017 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 overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
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Acer Aspire VX 15 gaming notebook with Intel Kaby Lake processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti graphics

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire VX 15 notebook now official

This new 15.6-inch gaming notebook comes with powerful Intel Kaby Lake processors and extreme cooling capabilities, next to a full HD IPS display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti graphics.
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HP: New OMEN X 35 gaming monitor

CES 2017 | HP: New OMEN X 35 gaming monitor

Apart from the new convertible PCs, HP is also introducing a new monitor at CES. The new OMEN X 35 is supposed to attract enthusiast gamers.
MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review

82% MSI GE72 7RE Apache Pro Notebook Review

Entry-level Gaming. The MSI GE72 revision from 2017 is interesting because of several reasons. First of all, Intel's brand new processor architecture enters the notebook segment with the Core i7-7700HQ. On the other hand, Nvidia's brand new gaming chip GTX 1050 Ti is on board, which ranks in between mid-range and upper class. We checked the gaming capabilities of the 17-inch model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro Notebook Review

87% MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro Notebook Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. MSI equips its most powerful 17-inch notebook, the GT73VR, with the brand-new CPU generation from Intel. The Core i7-6820HK is replaced by its direct successor, the Core i7-7820HK. Our review update will find out how that changes the performance, emissions, and the power consumption.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Acer Aspire VX5-591G (VX 15) Notebook Preview

Acer Aspire VX5-591G (VX 15) Notebook Preview

More bang for your buck? Acer slips in a completely new device somewhere between Aspire, Nitro, and Predator. The new Aspire VX is equipped with the GTX 1050 Ti GPU as well as the new i7-7700HQ CPU and represents Acer's entry-level gaming model.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Asus ROG Strix GL753VD Notebook Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL753VD Notebook Review

Kaby Lake quad-core meets GeForce GTX 1050. After the launch of the high-end GPUs last fall, Nvidia now releases new Pascal mainstream graphics chips together with Intel's new Kaby Lake quad-core processors. The Asus GL753VD is one of the first notebooks with the brand-new hardware.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Mainstream Pascal: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 in Review

Mainstream Pascal: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 in Review

Good price-performance ratio? High-end systems already benefit from Nvidia's Pascal GPUs, and the manufacturer now launches the mainstream models. We test the mobile GPUs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-593G) notebook for gamers and content creators

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire V Nitro coming next month

The updated Aspire V Nitro lineup features Kaby Lake processors, up to 16 GB DDR4 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 and 1050 Ti graphics, and will hit the market next month, starting at $1,199 USD.
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Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

Acer announces Predator 21 X gaming notebook with curved display

The 21-inch "notebook" is slated for a launch sometime this year for a starting price of $2399 USD and is expected to be one of the most powerful in its class with up to two GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI and the brand new unlocked Core i7-7820HK.
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Lenovo: Legion gaming laptops announced (Legion Y520 & Y720)

CES 2017 | Lenovo: Legion gaming laptops announced (Legion Y520 & Y720)

The Chinese manufacturer is announcing its new Gaming-brand on CES. The new Legion laptops are the first devices under the new name. While the Legion Y720 is supposed to cover the higher-end of the market, the Legion Y520 is more affordable.
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HTC says that the successor to the HTC Vive will not be announced any time soon.

HTC says that the Vive 2 will not be announced at CES

Unfortunately, rumors saying that HTC will announce the successor to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset during CES 2017 this coming week, have been refuted by HTC.
Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics

Eurocom Tornado F5 Killer is world's first 15.6-inch notebook with i7-7700K and GTX 1080 graphics

The workstation/gaming notebook begins shipping this January 4th with a Core i7-7700K for a starting price of about $1800 USD.
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