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MSI GL62 6QF Notebook Review

75% MSI GL62 6QF Notebook Review

Problems with the competition. The MSI GL62 is supposed to be an attractively priced entry-level gaming device. Customers get a quad-core processor and a decent Nvidia GPU for 1100 Euros (~$1218). The 15-inch notebook still has a hard time against the rivals due to some money-saving measures. We will find out if you should buy the device.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
SteelSeries celebrating 15th birthday with sweepstakes and rewards

SteelSeries celebrating 15th birthday with sweepstakes and rewards

Fans who register by July 15th will receive a 15 percent discount on a future SteelSeries purchase. The grand prize winner will get a MSI GE62 Ap...
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 cou...
Razer Core shipping on August 12th for $500 USD

Early Razer Core tests show poor compatibility with non-Razer notebooks

Early reviews point to a performance retention of about 85 to 90 percent compared to an equivalent desktop system. Compatibility with other noteb...
Nvidia will purportedly announce Pascal 10xx GPUs for notebooks on August 1st

Nvidia will purportedly announce Pascal 10xx GPUs for notebooks on August 1st

Gamers waiting on a new Pascal notebook may only have to hold out for just a few weeks more. New notebooks may be unveiled this coming Gamescom 2...
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...
AMD Radeon RX 480 Review - The fastest Polaris desktop card at launch

AMD Radeon RX 480 Review - The fastest Polaris desktop card at launch

Performance for everyone. Polaris is AMD's solution for the high-revenue segment of dedicated entry-level and mainstream graphics cards. We review the top model Radeon RX 480 in the reference design and evaluate the improvements from the architecture as well as the much smaller 14 nm manufacturing process.
2304 Polaris cores @ 1120MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 8000MHz
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.
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
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
Alleged benchmarks for GeForce 1080M surface online

Alleged benchmarks for GeForce 1080 Notebook surface online

A forum poster is claiming a 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics score of 16893 points and a core clock rate of 1442 MHz out of the GTX 1080M.
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...
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
Dell Alienware 13 R2 with OLED now available in North America

Dell Alienware 13 R2 with OLED now available in North America

The $1299 USD 13-inch gaming notebook can now be configured with a QHD OLED touchscreen capable of a contrast ratio of 100000:1 and a response ti...
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.
FutureMark 3DMark now includes stress testing options

FutureMark 3DMark now includes stress testing options

The stress test will loop an existing test either indefinitely or for a pre-set number and then give a final "Stability Score" at the end.
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AMD Radeon RX 480M

1024 Polaris cores
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Gaming on integrated graphics. Can the powerful Intel Iris Graphics 580 replace a mainstream Nvidia GPU for gaming? We pit the NUC against systems with integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to find out.
Intel Core i7-6770HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 | | 623 g
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
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.
AMD unveils

Computex 2016 | AMD unveils "VR Ready" Radeon RX 480 GPU for $200 USD

AMD counters Pascal with a very price aggressive mainstream Polaris GPU coming this June 29th.
Asus ROG GX800 to include two 330 W PSUs and integrated mechanical keyboard

Computex 2016 | Asus ROG GX800 to include two 330 W PSUs and an integrated mechanical keyboard

The GX700 successor will carry an integrated RGB backlit mechanical keyboard and optional liquid cooling via the rear docking station.
Overwatch Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Overwatch Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Topsy-turvy house. Overwatch might look like a chaotic action spectacle on speed at first, but Blizzard's multiplayer shooter turns out to be very beginner-friendly in practice. Is this also the case for the system requirements? We tested it with our notebook benchmarks.
MSI shows off GS63 Stealth gaming notebook with unannounced Nvidia GPU

Computex 2016 | MSI shows off GS63 Stealth gaming notebook with unannounced Nvidia GPU

An October launch window suggests that this redesigned 15.6-inch gaming notebook will be ready to carry an Nvidia Pascal GPU.
Aorus X7 DT gaming notebook coming with GTX 980 and XSplit caster membership

Computex 2016 | Aorus X7 DT gaming notebook coming with GTX 980 and XSplit membership

Aorus is doubling down on the X7 with the X7 DT and its GTX 980 GPU and RGB keyboard backlight.
Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Thin-and-light gaming. Gaming notebooks don't seem to be slowing down and the recent announcement of the HP Omen series shows there will be even more to choose from in the near future. For this comparison, we dive into the advantages and disadvantages between smaller and larger gaming systems of similar specifications.
ARM debuts Cortex-A73 architecture and Mali-G71 graphics processing unit

ARM unveils Cortex-A73 processor cores and Mali-G71 graphics

The two new chips are optimized for virtual reality and augmented reality but offer all-around improvements when compared to their predecessors.
Asus VR headset coming soon, now on display at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | Asus VR headset might launch soon

This competitor for the Gear VR will work with the ZenFone lineup and is expected to hit the market later this year.
Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results reveal ailing smartphone business

Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results are all-around mixed

Lenovo stays afloat despite a shrinking PC market and continuing problems in the smartphone world.
Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Devil Worship. Even though - or maybe precisely because - Doom has an old-school vibe, fans of Shooter-games get downright spoiled with an onslaught of action effects. Does the title only push gamers to their limits - or notebooks as well? Our benchmark check has the answer.
Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later

Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later

Mystery Asus benchmark hints at ROG refresh to coincide with the launch of mobile Pascal.
MSI to detail GS63/GS73 and GT73/GT83 refresh and PC backpack at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | MSI to detail GS63/GS73 and GT73/GT83 refresh and PC backpack at Computex 2016

A backpack PC is coming for VR afficiocados while the current GS60/GS70 and GT72/GT80 gaming notebooks are getting much-needed updates and major ...
Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

Computex 2016 | Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

The 19.9 mm thick 14-inch gaming notebook will carry a tremendously dense 94 Wh battery for up to a 10-hour battery life.
Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming laptop with

Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook shows up online

Although this 14-inch machine for gamers powered by the high-end Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor should be unveiled at Computex, it has been spott...
HP expands Omen gaming lineup with GTX 965M and 4K UHD options

HP expands Omen gaming lineup with GTX 965M and 4K UHD options

The 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Omen models will retail for $899 and $979, respectively, come this July 10th.
Acer Predator 15 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M) Notebook Review

84% Acer Predator 15 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 970M) Notebook Review

Cool system. While the design of the Predator 15 is controversial, the cooling system is beyond any doubt. After the GTX 980M variant had to prove its capabilities at the end of 2015, we have tested the refresh with GeForce GTX 970M this time.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
EVGA SC17 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% EVGA SC17 Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

New contender. EVGA shows the gaming notebook market how it's done with the excellent SC17. If first impressions are everything, then the SC17 is already hitting the ground running at full speed.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4 kg
Acer Predator 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 980M) Notebook Review

84% Acer Predator 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 980M) Notebook Review

4K rocket. In 2015, Acer created unique looking gaming notebooks with the Predator series. In order to not fall behind the competition, the manufacturer launches a refresh now, which is better than the old model in many aspects. We have reviewed an especially high configuration of the 17-incher.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Pascal is the successor to the Maxwell architecture, introduced by Nvidia in 2016. We use this article to look at the features of the GPU archite...
MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

80% MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

business-class gaming. We take our second look at the PE70 to see how well the Prestige series is branching off from its gaming G series roots. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Just for work. At well over $1000 USD with configurations surpassing $1500, these small notebooks don't come cheap and aren't very powerful in terms of raw performance. Instead, these models offer better reliability and features that are beyond the reach of cheaper consumer notebooks. Which of these three will get the job done faster?
Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

83% Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

Fine tuning. Schenker Technologies have added new gaming models to their Advanced series in May. Thanks to the many new features, the XMG A726 is notably more modern than its 17-inch XMG A716 and XMG A706 siblings. We checked the differences in detail. Is the extra cost worth it?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
New Nvidia Shield tablet shows up at FCC

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 successor spotted at FCC

The upcoming slate is similar to the existing Shield Tablet K1 in terms of design, but most of its specs still have to be confirmed.
MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

82% MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

Part multimedia, gaming, and business. The PE60 6QE is a small update over last year's PE60 2QE based on the GE62 chassis. Unfortunately, MSI will have to do more to distinguish its Prestige series from the rest of its gaming lineup.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang proudly presents his new baby

Nvidia announces GTX 1070 and 1080 with potential for notebooks

The GTX 1080 is coming later this month for $599 USD. The Pascal GPU will have a slightly higher TDP than the outgoing Maxwell GTX 980 with a cla...

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