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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. April 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

September 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones 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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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. May 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

September 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. 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 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets 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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No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Risky gamble. Infinite worlds, endless boredom - critics could easily sum up No Man's Sky with this sentence. We checked this game by British indie developer, Hello Games, on laptops and desktop PCs to see how it performs.
HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

The Elite X3 from HP is no doubt the most important Windows Smartphone of 2016. Now it seems the release of the phone could be partly postponed. The software is still unfinished.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Cyberpunk meets hardware hunger. “Mankind Divided” has exciting game and story elements, but it needs powerful hardware to run well. Our benchmark test course will determine just how demanding the game is on different notebook and desktop GPUs. Update: now with 27 graphics cards!
Microsoft:

Microsoft: "Get Windows 10" app will be deleted

Microsoft is going to disable and delete the GWX-app from all existing Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. This comes two months after the free upgrade-offer for Windows 10 ended.
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80TK003KGE) Notebook Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-14ISK (80TK003KGE) Notebook Review

Silver companion! Lenovo presents another 14-inch lightweight that is furnished with a ULV processor and Intel Iris graphics. Its attempt to mingle in the premium range is not completely successful. Our in-depth report reveals why Lenovo's subnotebook fails and how the review sample fares in our demanding test course.
Intel Core i5-6267U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 14.0" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo Yoga Book convertible now available

Lenovo Yoga Book now up for pre-order

This 10.1-inch convertible with a Wacom digitizer instead of a keyboard starts at $500 USD, coming with Android or Windows. Shipments are expected to begin next month.
Eurocom Sky X7E2 17.3-inch Skylake gaming notebook gets 120 Hz QHD display option

Eurocom adds 120 Hz QHD display to Sky X7E2 & X9E2 gaming notebooks

The Sky X7E2 and Sky X9E2 fully upgradeable high-end gaming notebooks are the first ones in their category to receive a 120 Hz ultra high refresh rate QHD G-sync panel display option.
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Lenovo Miix 710: Refresh of the Surface-lookalike

Lenovo Miix 710: Refresh of the Surface-lookalike

Shortly after Lenovo unveiled the cheaper, more powerful Miix 510 the next entry to the Miix line of convertibles leaks: The Miix 710 is the successor to the Miix 700 convertible.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Acer Aspire E5-574-53YZ Notebook Review

74% Acer Aspire E5-574-53YZ Notebook Review

Fade to white. Acer's entry-level E-series caters to users with more basic needs. The 15.6-inch notebook is a solid everyday performer held back by a less-than-stellar display panel and subpar battery life.
Intel Core i5-6267U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire E5-774G-78NA (GeForce 940MX GDDR5) Notebook Review

78% Acer Aspire E5-774G-78NA (GeForce 940MX GDDR5) Notebook Review

Successful desktop replacement. Acer delivers a well-equipped, 17.3-inch all-rounder for the home desk in the form of the Aspire E5-774g. The GeForce 940MX alongside a GDDR5 memory renders many games smoothly on the matte Full HD screen. However, the buyer has to fork up almost 1000 Euros (~$1122) for the total package.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 3 kg
Cube i9 CDK07 Docking Keyboard Review

80% Cube i9 CDK07 Docking Keyboard Review

Popular design. The CDK07 docking keyboard transforms the Cube i9 into a full-fledged convertible PC. The design of this dock is similar to that of the "Touch" cover from Microsoft. In this review, we will check how the docking keyboard fares in comparison to the Microsoft product and how good the Cube i9 is as a convertible PC.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review

81% Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 17ISK Notebook Review

A souped-up Y700. The higher-end Y900 feels unique with more features and better craftsmanship than its immediately Y700 predecessor. Unfortunately, its chiclet mechanical keyboard, loud pulsating fans, and high starting price leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 4.4 kg
HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360 Notebook Review

76% HP Pavilion 15-bk001ng x360 Notebook Review

Keyboard fail. HP sends a 15-inch convertible from its x360 Pavilion lineup into the race. The competition has grown quite a bit in the past months - even if a high-rider is not among them, all opponents are at least relatively good. Can the Pavilion stand its ground with its inner values? Or will it fail thanks to its keyboard?
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK Subnotebook Review

82% Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK Subnotebook Review

Well-rounded package. The Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13ISK is a nice 13.3-inch subnotebook, which offers a Full HD IPS screen, a Skylake processor and a backlit keyboard. However, the battery should last longer.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

Gigantic convertible. A 17-inch convertible? Why not? Anyone preferring the stationary use of Windows 10 in tablet mode should be absolutely happy with this somewhat unusual combination. However, the Inspiron also does a good job as a conventional office machine - only the keyboard could have been of a higher quality for this price.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Nexoc G734III (Clevo P670RS-G) Notebook Review

84% Nexoc G734III (Clevo P670RS-G) Notebook Review

Play with Pascal. Nexoc also upgrades to Nvidia's new Pascal architecture now and incorporates the GeForce GTX 1070 in a 17.3-inch notebook. High performance meets a high-end case and decent input devices. We were only bothered about the fans and the temperature increase.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
HP ProBook 455 G4 notebook with AMD A-Series processor and up to 16 GB RAM

HP updates the mainstream ProBook 400 series

The updated ProBook mainstream notebooks from HP start at prices from $499 USD to $749 USD, offering screen sizes between 13.3 and 17.3 inches, various Intel Skylake processors, flexible internal storage options, and up to 16 GB of memory.
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Schenker XMG U727 (Clevo P870DM3-G) Notebook Review

86% Schenker XMG U727 (Clevo P870DM3-G) Notebook Review

Challenging the desktop. Desktop PC performance without compromises is what Schenker Technologies wants to achieve with its most expensive gaming notebook the XMG U727. The 17-inch model is equipped with two high-end MXM GPUs as well as a socketed CPU. Nvidia’s brand-new Pascal architecture promises sufficient performance for 4K.
Intel Core i7-6700 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 17.3" | 5.5 kg
Dell Latitude 13 3000 Windows convertible with Skylake processor, up to 16 GB memory and 512 GB SSD storage

Dell Latitude 13 3000 hits the market

This Windows convertible notebook lineup now features USB Type-C connectivity, Skylake processors, up to 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD storage, for prices starting at $699 USD.
Face Off: MSI GT73VR vs. Asus G752VS vs. Alienware 17 R3

Face Off: MSI GT73VR vs. Asus G752VS vs. Alienware 17 R3

Pascal gaming. How do our top Pascal gaming notebooks compare against each other and the popular flagship Alienware 17 R3 with GTX 980M? The performance and temperature differences between them are significant.
MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review

87% MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Pro Notebook Review

Faster performance, cooler temperatures. If size and weight aren't concerns, then the GT72VR is your best bet with GTX 1060 graphics. Surface temperatures and fan noise are both low for a gaming notebook.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Kaby Lake (Core i7-7500U) Review: Skylake on Steroids

Surprisingly powerful. Not a new architecture and not a new process – but Intel's gently optimized Kaby Lake generation still manages a significant frequency and performance jump. We tested the new Core i7-7500U. Update 09/12/2016: New benchmarks of the Core i5-7200U.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 |
Acer Predator 17 G9-793 Notebook Review

85% Acer Predator 17 G9-793 Notebook Review

The Mighty Giant. Just this May, we reviewed the Predator 17 G9-792 with GTX 980M GPU. Now Acer has released the nearly identical successor, this time equipped with a GTX 1070 graphics card. The behemoth manages to impress once again with special features like an additional FrostCore cooling fan. Is the Predator "cooler" than its competition?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review

80% Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review

A "pocket" computer? Acer's Jade Primo is a premium-range smartphone based on Windows 10 Mobile that can also be used as a PC thanks to the Continuum function. That also makes it a direct opponent for Microsoft's top models. The handset's wireless connections are particularly convincing, but it could be a bit more enduring.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.5" | 150 g
This device can be used to snag credentials from a locked Windows-PC.

Windows Login: Hacked with a USB-stick in a couple of seconds?

Locked Windows (or even OS X)-PCs might be vulnerable to a a quick drive-by-attack using network devices disguised as USB-sticks.
Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK Notebook Review

74% Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15ISK Notebook Review

Middle of the pack. The 15.6-inch Lenovo all-rounder is priced relatively high for the average features that it offers. The case and screen are both weak points that influence the rating.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 920MX | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

September 2016 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Chrome 53 offers two hours longer battery life compared to Chrome 46.

Google Chrome 53: Faster and better battery life than last year's Chrome

Google is seeing a lot of performance improvements and better battery life with Chrome 53 compared to last year's Chrome 46.
Microsoft fixes Surface Pro 3 battery issues with software update

Microsoft fixes Surface Pro 3 battery issues with software update

The problem was found to be completely software related with a free firmware update now available for all affected users.
Lumia 650: Last Lumia?

Microsoft: Lumia-production to end in December?

According to rumors, Microsoft might be planning to end the production of its Lumia smartphones in December. Its still unclear if Microsoft will bring a follow-up device to the market.
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MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

82% MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

One step forward. The GE series was previously limited to the GTX 970M, but the introduction of the GTX 1060 now gives it GTX 980M-level graphics power without necessarily raising costs or temperatures.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

September 2016 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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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. 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 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Watch the event live, even under Windows, Linux or Android.

Apple iPhone 7 September event: How to watch it live!

Apple will stream today's iPhone 7 event anywhere in the world and you can watch it live, even if you are on Windows, Android or Linux. We will tell you how and when.
Chuwi Hi10 Plus dual-boot tablet with Intel Atom X5 processor and 4 GB RAM

Chuwi Hi10 Plus tablet coming next week

This new Windows 10/Remix OS 2.0 hybrid tablet features 4 GB RAM, and will hit the market on September 12 for around $240 USD.
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Autumn 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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MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan Notebook Review

88% MSI GT73VR 6RE Titan Notebook Review

The heart beats faster. While the majority of notebooks are only equipped with 60 Hz panels, the GT73VR is one of the first systems with a 120 Hz display. MSI does not compromise the other sections, either, and it ships the desktop replacement with numerous features including overclocking. Does the additional price compared to a standard gaming notebook pay off? We will find out.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

September 2016 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 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

September 2016 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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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update September 2016
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MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro Notebook Review

84% MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro Notebook Review

1080p60 gaming on a 14-incher. Stuff a GTX 1060 into an existing small form factor design and you'll automatically get one of the fastest 14-inch notebooks around. The GS40 series has made the leap to Pascal as the new GS43VR, though fan noise isn't necessarily any quieter.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
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.
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