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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

June 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
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.
HP ZBook 17 G3 Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 17 G3 Workstation Review

The perfect workstation? HP's ZBook 17 G3 is a conventional workstation without the desire to be as thin as possible. Instead, it is focused on the performance. But can HP convince the demanding business customers with the new generation?
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M3000M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (Core i5, HDD) Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (Core i5, HDD) Notebook Review

Familiar design - new technology? At long last, Lenovo has refreshed the entry-level ThinkPad and equipped the business notebook with an up-to-date Intel processor from the Skylake series. Despite a price of well under 1000 Euros (~$1111), it is supposed to meet the high claim of the ThinkPad series. Our in-depth review will reveal whether Lenovo has managed this.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Pay might soon launch with support for non-Samsung smartphones

Samsung Pay Mini might launch soon

This new mobile payment service will work on both non-Samsung Android smartphones, but will also support Apple handsets.
Microsoft cutting more jobs from its smartphone branch

Microsoft cutting more thousands more jobs from its smartphone branch

The Redmond company is continuing to distance itself from the Nokia and Lumia brands by cutting 1850 jobs with restructuring efforts totaling nea...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition limited edition Android flagship

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition coming next month

This limited edition variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge flagship comes in an exclusive black and gold color combination, also featuring a golden-color...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet now available in Europe

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet now available in Europe

After a three-month delay, the X1 Tablet is now finally shipping in Europe after being available in the US for several weeks.
Toshiba Tecra Z40-C-106 Notebook Review

84% Toshiba Tecra Z40-C-106 Notebook Review

King of battery life.Toshiba's Skylake refresh edition of the Z40 business notebook is particularly convincing us with impressive battery runtimes. In our in-depth review, we check whether the very light and compact, and yet not exactly cheap companion meets the high demands of its target group.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.5 kg
PayPal app for BlackBerry support ceases June 30th

PayPal to discontinue BlackBerry, Amazon Fire, and Windows Phone apps next month

Support for the PayPal apps on these three platforms will cease on June 30th, but users of the BBM app will still be able to send payments using ...
Dell Latitude 12 E5270 Notebook Review

81% Dell Latitude 12 E5270 Notebook Review

Compact business companion. After recently testing the bigger Dell Latitude 14 E5470 extensively, the smaller scion is next in line. There is a big demand for compact devices that also always have enough computing power. Our test report reveals whether Dell successfully bridges the gap between computing performance and mobility.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.7 kg
QNAP TVS-x82 business NAS with up to 8 GB RAM and up to Intel Core i7 Skylake processor

QNAP announces TVS-x82 business NAS series

This new feature-packed business NAS family features up to 32 GB RAM and Intel Core Skylake processors, including the high-end i7-6700.
Samsung to drop Android Wear

Samsung to stop making Android Wear devices

With Tizen becoming Samsung's mobile operating system of choice for a wide range of devices, the company should drop Android Wear soon, but they ...
Lenovo E31-70 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo E31-70 Notebook Review

Reliable Companion. A mobile 13-inch notebook should be highly reliable and also feature solid input devices to make the user's life easier. The E31-70 is Lenovo's affordable offering in this segment. This much we can say beforehand: the notebook meets most of the requirements.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Microsoft Windows 10 Start menu, Windows 10 screen size limits May 2016 change

Microsoft updates Windows 10 hardware requirements

Windows 10 desktop now requires at least 2 GB RAM, but Microsoft also approved 7-inch tablets and up to 9-inch Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7 problems, Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update

Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 update

This update apparently bricked some iPad Pro tablets and Apple has decided to withdraw it.
Lenovo N42 Chromebook coming in June starting at $199 USD

Lenovo announces N42 and N23 notebooks for education

Both portables were designed for K-12 institutions and will launch in June, starting at just $199 USD and $249 USD.
Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 Tablet Review

80% Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 Tablet Review

Back to business. The latest edition of Dell's Venue 8 Pro presents itself as an extremely strong teammate in our test - thanks to the latest Cherry Trail platform in conjunction with generous dual-channel working memory. However, the colleague is not prepared to work overtime.
Intel Atom x5-Z8500 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 8" | 377 g
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Android smartphone available on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) hits T-Mobile

This 5.5-inch mid-ranger comes loaded with Android Marshmallow, has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, as well as full support for T-Mobile's 4...
Android apps and Google Play Store now available on Chromebooks

Google Play Store coming to Chrome OS

Although Google is not merging Chrome OS and Android yet, they have just announced that Android apps and the Google Play Store are both coming to...
Microsoft Nokia 222 feature phone, Microsoft selling the business

Microsoft selling its feature phone business

Microsoft's feature phone assets will pass to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy as part of a deal ...
Samsung Pay updated with membership cards support, 38 new banks

Samsung Pay gets another update

In addition to 38 new banks and credit unions, the update also brings support for membership and loyalty cards.
Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

The sound of silence. With a frameless InfinityEdge display, Core-m processors and passive cooling, the Latitude 13 7370 is Dell's new interpretation of a classic business notebook. A promising concept – but the execution is not flawless.
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship gets Marshmallow update on AT&T

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get Android Marshmallow

The 1.5 GB firmware update finally brings Android 6.0 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on AT&T, next to various minor improvements, fixes, and...
Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch

Fitbit continues to dominate the wearable market

While total shipments of basic wearables in Q1 increased 67 percent, Fitbit remains the leader of the market.
Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Latest quarterly results ending May, 2016 show a profit increase of nearly 50 percent YoY for the popular GPU manufacturer.
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
HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

After a brief period in the green early last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer is now back to being knee deep in red with a quarterly loss of 2.61...
Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Overall notebook market is down 7.3 percent year-over-year when looking at the top 8 manufacturers worldwide.
Sunrise Calendar app now discontinued and integrated into Outlook

Microsoft shuts down Sunrise Calendar

More than a year after purchasing Sunrise Atelier, the Redmond giant decides to discontinue Sunrise Calendar and integrate it into Outlook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Chinese government officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Chinese government officials

The visit to Beijing will hopefully strike an agreement between Apple and Chinese officials to lift the ban on iTunes and create a more amicable ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get bloatware update on Verizon Wireless

Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 lineup with bloatware

A recent update for the Samsung flagship on Verizon includes bloatware capable to download further bloatware, but it can be easily disabled.
Chinese smartphones growing in popularity worldwide

Chinese smartphones growing in popularity worldwide

Over 40 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide this past quarter were from Chinese manufacturers.
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
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini smartphone to get Android Marshmallow firmware soon

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy J3 to get Marshmallow

After a long wait for the S5 mini users and a very short one for Galaxy J3 ones, they all finally get the Android Marshmallow update.
Lenovo Project Tango smartphone coming in June 2016

Lenovo Project Tango phone coming June 9th

The first Project Tango smartphone will finally launch next month, most likely at Lenovo’s second annual Tech World conference.
Microsoft Surface Book convertible to get a successor in June 2016

Microsoft Surface Book 2 might launch next month

The successor of the Surface Book convertible is expected to feature a 4K display and USB Type-C connectivity.
Asus Zenvolution event scheduled for May 30th 2016

Computex 2016 | Asus Zenvolution event scheduled for May 30th

During this event that will take place at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Asus is expected to reveal the ZenFone 3 handset, as well as its sibling known...
Nokia axing 1022 jobs across Germany

Nokia axing thousands of jobs across Germany and Finland

The downsizing will purportedly put the company in a better position to compete against other Ericsson and Huawei.
Nearly 50 percent of all PCs are still running Windows 7 according to a new study

Windows 10 now running on 20.8 percent of all PCs according to StatCounter

The new data conflicts with Netmarketshare, which claims that only 14 percent of PCs are running Windows 10 with Windows 7 still clearly in the l...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB-005XUS Notebook Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB-005XUS Notebook Review

Carbon footprint. We compare our second more affordable Core i5 FHD SKU against the pricier Core i7 WQHD SKU to see if it's worth saving some few bucks for less pixels and performance power.
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.2 kg
Intel halts Broxton and Sofia Atom chips

Intel halts Broxton and Sofia Atom chips

Cherry Trail could be the end of the line for the Atom family as profitability from Atom-driven tablets and smartphones looks unlikely.
MSI PX60 6QD Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

74% MSI PX60 6QD Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

All play and no work… Known in part for their hulking portable gaming machines, MSI introduced the PX60 Prestige last year, which marked the company’s first foray into the business realm. Can this 2016 refresh correct some of the missteps of the previous model?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Workstation Review

77% Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Workstation Review

Flexible workstation. Lenovo wants to establish the flexibility of the Yoga series in the workstation range with the new ThinkPad P40 Yoga. We basically get a ThinkPad Yoga 460 with a dedicated GPU, but the test model reveals some drawbacks.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA Quadro M500M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

New wine in old bottles. Many business customers with enough money to spare have sworn on Lenovo's expensive, but also premium T lineup for several laptop generations. The manufacturer sticks to the tried and tested in its latest 14-inch scion: The input devices and casing are the same as those in the predecessor. Will the screen and technical features once again meet the high expectations?
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
General tablet market down 14.7 percent while detachables pick up steam

Tablet market down 14.7 percent as detachables pick up steam

Hybrid devices with dockable keyboards are eating into the tablet and PC markets. Tablet sales and prices have been dropping off with a couple of...
Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

While Samsung's smartphone division has been performing spectacularly, its semiconductor and LCD divisions have been flat YoY.
Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Meanwhile, smartphone shipments as of Q1 2016 are up just two-tenths of a percentage compared to Q1 2015.
BBM finally gets Video Calling beta in Canada and the United States

BBM Video Calling hits Canada and the US

The beta of this feature requires Android 4.4 KitKat or later, but there is no special opt-in or sign up required - users simply need to use the ...
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablets, Amazon Q1 2016 sales report

Amazon tablet shipments in Q1 were impressive

Although the global tablet market dropped by almost 15 percent, Amazon has sold more than 50 times the amount of tablets they managed to sell in ...

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