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HP Pavilion 17 (2015) Notebook Review

78% HP Pavilion 17 (2015) Notebook Review

17.3-inch all-rounder. With its Pavilion 17, HP offers a gaming suitable 17.3-inch all-rounder priced at just under 600 Euros (~$660). However, we discovered some shortcomings.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 830M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
MSI GE60 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

80% MSI GE60 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review

Solid gamer. The MSI GE60 is a powerful, yet affordable, gaming notebook. The laptop performs well but suffers from high noise and temperature emissions.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

May 2015 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 ov...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly upd...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated...
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 GT70 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

86% MSI GT70 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

Gigantic with drawbacks. As expected from MSI's GT lineup, we meet uncompromising readiness to perform. The update of the GT70 is faster and in some cases even cheaper. However, the weaknesses found in the old tests, unfortunately, have not been eliminated.
Intel Core i7-4710MQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Asus GL771JW Notebook Review

86% Asus GL771JW Notebook Review

Turbo SSD. Decent gaming performance is expected from a gaming laptop. Asus' GL771JW fulfills this, and the laptop even pleases/surprises with a super-fast SSD (PCI Express x4). It also features a screen that offers 90% sRGB coverage.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

Let the games begin! Equipped with an Nvidia GeForce 940M, the ThinkPad T450s can cope with 3D applications and games - and that for a relatively low extra charge. Thanks to a 96 Wh battery capacity, record-breaking runtimes should be possible.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
MSI GS30 Notebook Review

82% MSI GS30 Notebook Review

Transformation. Compact subnotebook or fully fledged desktop replacement: The MSI GS30 wants to be both at the same time. Our review will reveal whether the GamingDock model does so successfully or whether it sits on the fence.
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Aorus X3 Plus v3 Notebook Review

85% Aorus X3 Plus v3 Notebook Review

Size doesn't matter. It may be less than 14-inches, but the Aorus X3 Plus still performs just as well as many larger gaming models currently available. What compromises must buyers make for this 3200 x 1800 QHD+ 13.9-inch notebook with 3x RAID 0 and GTX 970M graphics?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 13.9" | 1.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
HP 15 2015 Notebook Review

75% HP 15 2015 Notebook Review

Average. The HP 15 is a simple office laptop for home use. The laptop does not shine in any area, except the CPU, but it does offer a decent package. Sadly, the manufacturer has left a lot of room for complaint.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62 (GTX 970M) Notebook Review

More power. The GeForce GTX 970M is significantly more powerful than the previously tested GE62 model (GeForce GTX 965M). Sadly, even this 4K panel does not make the cut.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Asus N551ZU Notebook Review

79% Asus N551ZU Notebook Review

As quiet as a mouse. They are rare indeed: Multimedia laptops equipped with AMD APUs and a powerful dedicated Radeon core. The overall performance is impressive - provided the price is reasonable.
AMD FX-7600P | AMD Radeon R9 M280X | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook Review

86% HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook Review

Quality has its price. HP demands almost 2,000 Euros (~$2289) for its top model of the EliteBook 850 series - in return the customer receives a brilliantly manufactured business laptop with an impressive configuration. Ultimately it is the minor weaknesses that prevent the laptop from ascending the top of its appliance class.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M260X | 15.6" | 2 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook S935 Subnotebook Review

86% Fujitsu Lifebook S935 Subnotebook Review

Modular. Fujitsu's 13.3-inch machine offers everything a modern business notebook needs. The module slot allows some customization for the user's own needs.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

82% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501JW Notebook Review

The Ultimate ZenBook? Sporting nearly identical specifications to the recently-reviewed G501JW, the UX501JW—with a 4K LCD display, discrete graphics, and quad-core CPU—targets an audience who may in fact be a better fit for its choices. Is this truly the ultimate ZenBook?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our e...
Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

81% Razer Blade Pro 2015 Notebook Review

Needs sharpening. The 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro has not seen a major revision since its reveal in 2011 and its age is starting to show. Is the attractive razor-thin form factor and unique Switchblade interface enough to convince the hardcore gaming crowd?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Microsoft introduces the six different versions of Windows 10

Windows 10 will release six different versions to 190 countries and it will support 111 languages
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055 Convertible Review

76% Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055 Convertible Review

Rugged tendency. The Dell Venue 10 Pro is a Windows 8 tablet that appears to have arrived too late to the market but a solid build and good accessory range give it appeal. Travelers, teachers and industrial IT buyers should take notes.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 656 g
Duet Display allows iPad to work as second display for Windows and Mac

Duet Display allows iPad to work as second display for Windows and Mac

An app made by an ex-Apple engineer lets both Windows and Mac users connect an iPad as a secondary display
Acer refreshes TravelMate P645 ultrabooks with Broadwell CPU's

Acer refreshes TravelMate P645 ultrabooks with Broadwell CPU's

The new Acer TravelMate P645-S comes with Intel's 5th-generation Core i5 or Core i7 processors.
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Convertible Review

85% HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 Convertible Review

Even better thanks to Broadwell. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G3 can basically be described as a Broadwell upgrade of its predecessor. However, the processor alone suffices to improve the convertible: More power and significantly improved battery runtimes are what the device has to offer.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Acer Revo One RL85 Mini PC Review

Acer Revo One RL85 Mini PC Review

Desktop midget. Acer's Revo One is a Mini Desktop PC designed primarily for the home user. The PC tries to attract customers with lots of storage, good performance, and an up-to-date arrangement of physical ports. How the review model differs from other offerings in the market is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 2 kg
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

85% Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

"Notebook-Killer" Vol. 3 - After the Surface Pro 3 was released last autumn, Microsoft now also launches the light version called Surface 3. We already have a review unit and will publish our first results. Update 05/07/2015: Application Performance, Emissions and Rating.
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.8" | 622 g
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

73% Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

LTE on-board. The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL is a long-lasting 10.1-inch convertible. The in-built LTE modem offers users the option of mobile Internet.
Intel Atom Z3735D | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

83% Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

Disappointing display. Fujitsu's new 14-inch business Ultrabook, the LifeBook U745, left a good impression overall. However, Fujitsu has made a mistake when selecting the display.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

76% HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

You get what you pay for. HP demands less than 400 Euros (~$446) for the basic configuration of its ProBook 455 G2, which recommends it for entering the world of semi-professional office laptops. Unfortunately, the weak hardware slows down the user far too often.
AMD A6 Pro-7050B | AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

78% Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

All-rounder. With its stylish design, Dell's 15.6-inch Inspiron 15-5548 all-rounder aims to attract the attention of potential buyers. The hardware equipment is satisfactory. However, Dell should have put more effort in terms of GPU and screen.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Asus G501JW Notebook Review

85% Asus G501JW Notebook Review

A new republic. The thinner ROG is certainly flashier, but cut corners are inevitable. Asus calls it the quietest ultrathin gaming notebook on the market with one of the fastest solid-state drives available. What can go wrong?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

May 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commente...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

Wide-view screen. Rumors have been confirmed: MSI presents the PE70, a brand new 17-inch laptop that is not only aimed at the gaming community but also at enthusiastic multimedia fans and professional users. We were able to take a close look at the "True Color Screen" before the official launch.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | g
Gaming in 4K

Gaming in 4K

Pixel junkies. What was impossible a few years back is now slowly becoming reality: gaming at resolutions far above the standard 1920x1080 pixels. We tested multiple notebook GPUs with 3 of the latest games. Are we ready for 4K?
Intel Core i7-3770K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top mo...
Dell Inspiron 13-7348 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 13-7348 Convertible Review

Update with a catch. Dell updated its 13.3-inch convertible with the latest technology. Besides the new Broadwell processor you still get a 360-degree hinge as well as a touchscreen. The most noticeable change, however, is the louder fan.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo Miix 3 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Miix 3 8 Tablet Review

Mini-Windows. For less than 200 Euros (~$223) you can already get an 8-inch tablet with genuine Windows - although it is only the 32-bit version. 169 Euros (~$189) for the Lenovo Miix 3 8 is quite a challenge to the competition. What can be expected for such a price?
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 7.85" | 375 g
Microsoft could be preparing a 4.7-inch Lumia phone

Budget Lumia smartphone enters testing

Two samples of an unknown 4.7-inch Microsoft phone identified as RM-1127 were spotted arriving in India.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Asus Transformer Book T300FA Convertible Review

78% Asus Transformer Book T300FA Convertible Review

Average. Asus' Transformer Book TF300A is a compromise between a tablet and a notebook. Thanks to the integrated Core M processor, the device can be cooled passively.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.7" | 171 g
Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

87% Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

Alien lightshow. Alienware, who are very popular among gamers, jumped on the Maxwell bandwagon and presented their first notebook with the new and extremely fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M. Numerous manufacturer specific special hardware and software features should fulfill all wishes of gamers. It is just too bad that precisely the core units did not work flawlessly.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

88% Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

Bye-bye, TN. After a long waiting time, the Clevo P771ZM Barebone is finally available with an IPS panel. Reason enough for us to take another look at the One K73-5N. Clear the ring for the Schenker XMG U705.
Intel Core i7-4790 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

The Redmond-based tech giant is hoping to see 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within the next few years.
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)