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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 proof 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
HP ZBook Studio G3 Workstation Review

80% HP ZBook Studio G3 Workstation Review

Too ambitious? The HP ZBook Studio G3 is the newest member of the ZBook-series and follows the trend towards a thinner device with powerful components. HP delivers a really good device in many areas, but there are significant limitations in respect of the emissions as well as the battery runtimes in particular.
Intel Core i7-6820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M1000M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
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.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE Notebook Review

74% Lenovo G51-35 80M8002HGE Notebook Review

Just for starters. Lenovo's G51 shows just what is needed for first contact with the laptop world. The manufacturer presents a 15.6-inch device that unfortunately had to struggle with some shortcomings in the test.
AMD A8-7410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) | 15.6" | 2.2 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
Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR Notebook Review

71% Lenovo IdeaPad 300-15IBR Notebook Review

Daily companion. Large display, enough performance to handle the various daily tasks on might encounter and an attractive price point: Lenovo's IdeaPad 300 costs 450 Euro (~$500) and targets price-conscious consumers with basic needs.
Intel Pentium N3700 | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

May 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. O...
Acer Predator 17 (i7-6700HQ, GTX 980M) Notebook Review

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

4K bolide. In 2015, Acer created uniquely 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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2016 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...
Microsoft Surface Book promotion includes free Surface Dock

Microsoft Surface Book promotion includes free Surface Dock

The promotion will be specific to European regions until May 22nd and is valued at about 250 Euros.
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
Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742 Notebook Review

78% Acer Aspire Switch 10V SW5-014-1742 Notebook Review

Fighting spirit. A small 10-inch convertible from Acer has high ambitions and turns out to be competitive thanks to a decent display as well as good input devices. Good: The 2-in-1 waives an active cooling solution and is therefore always silent.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2016 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 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Asus Zenbook UX306UA 13.3-inch Windows ultrabook with Intel Skylake processor

Asus Zenbook UX306UA is now official

This new 13.3-inch Windows 10 ultrabook got a quiet unveil, and features low voltage Skylake processors, up to 16 GB RAM, as well as one 256 GB o...
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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
Microsoft Surface Book successor may be postponed until 2017

Microsoft Surface Book successor may be postponed until 2017

The Surface Book 2 could quietly skip 2016 according to the latest rumors from DigiTimes.
Asus F756UX-T7013T Notebook Review

78% Asus F756UX-T7013T Notebook Review

Glossy multimedia. The technologies in Asus' new 17-inch desktop replacement are concealed under shiny piano painted surfaces. Since the multimedia laptop is already available for starting at around 770 Euros (~$864), not much is expected from screen and input devices. But we of course just love nice surprises.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
HP EliteBook 1030 fanless Windows notebook with Skylake processor

HP EliteBook 1030 starts at $1249 USD

This fanless Windows notebook with Skylake processor promises to offer up to 13 hours of battery life and will hit the market later this month.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
Huawei MateBook Windows convertible gets 128 GB variant for China

Huawei MateBook gets a new version

The new MateBook targets the Chinese market and features only 128 GB internal storage, next to the Intel Core m5 6Y54 processor and 8 GB RAM.
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
HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

Mission impossible. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). This required some innovative solutions. We had the chance to have a closer look at a pre-production unit and want to share our initial impressions.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

82% Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

Mainstream Microsoft. The new Lumia 650 from Microsoft wants to convince users with competitive pricing and obviously the Windows operating system. The manufacturer from Redmond targets business customers in particular. Because of the slow hardware, however, there are some limitations, including the lack of the Windows Continuum feature.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.0" | 122 g
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT Notebook Review

70% Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT Notebook Review

Mixed feelings. Toshiba adds another model to the already pretty diverse segment of the 17-inch notebook category. The C70 uses standard hardware and lacks any noteworthy features. Can the notebook distinguish itself from the competition?
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 930M | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
Windows 10 free upgrade ending this July

Windows 10 free upgrade ending this July

Starting on July 30th, Microsoft's latest Windows operating system will cost users at least $119.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly upd...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Acer TravelMate P278-MG-76L2 Notebook Review

75% Acer TravelMate P278-MG-76L2 Notebook Review

Speedy business notebook. The predecessor, the TravelMate P277-MG, left us with a very favorable impression overall. Now we are taking a look at the successor, the TravelMate P278-MG-76L2. A new ULV Skylake CPU provides the processing power, while a GeForce GPU with 2 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD round out the package.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated...
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...
Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371 Notebook Review

84% Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371 Notebook Review

Slim 'n' Fast. Just introduced and already in our test lab: The brand new Acer Aspire S13 succeeds its predecessors in the segment of ultra slim notebooks (S series) at Acer. We already have a final device available and want to share our first test results in this article. Last update: May-04 14:30
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
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
HP unveils refreshed 2016 lineup of Pavilion convertibles and notebooks

HP unveils refreshed 2016 lineup of Pavilion convertibles and notebooks

The back-to-school season has called for the usual thinner and lighter notebooks. The manufacturer is even hinting at the possibility of GTX 950M...
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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

May 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...
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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

May 2016 update.Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models...
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...
Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Similar hardware, different sizes. How do three gaming systems with the same CPU, GPU, and even display panel compare to one another? We check to find the smallest nuances and disadvantages of each.

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