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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...
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.
Microsoft aims to run Windows 10 on one billion devices by the end of 2019

Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 build 10074

This is the third public Windows 10 build released in a month and marks the long-awaited return of Aero Glass.
Dell Latitude 11 3150 Notebook Review

79% Dell Latitude 11 3150 Notebook Review

School's calling. Rigid, ready-to-go and enduring is how Dell presents its new Education lineup. The combination of these key specs quite convinced us in the test, and thus Dell's Latitude 11 is also eligible for the classic office environment.
Intel Pentium N3540 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11" | 1.4 kg
Edge is Microsoft's new browser

Edge is Microsoft's new browser

Microsoft will replace Internet Explorer with a new browser called Microsoft Edge.
MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI unveiled today its new Prestige Series laptops with pre-calibrated displays for accurate color reproduction.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 unofficial render and rumored specs come out

Surface Pro 4 to feature a thinner, fanless design

Only a few weeks after Microsoft unveiled the Surface 3, rumors about the upcoming Surface Pro 4 flagship reveal a fanless design and various tec...
Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G Notebook Review

86% Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G Notebook Review

Not much more powerful. On paper, the powerful hardware upgrade of Acer's Nitro series seems appealing. Although, the performance has not improved in the synthetic benchmarks, gamers might appreciate more fps and a higher display contrast.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 3 kg
Four new Microsoft Lumia phones in the works

Four new Microsoft Lumia phones in the works

Microsoft is currently readying four new Lumia smartphones to launch alongside the Windows 10 operating system, including two flagship-class and ...
Schenker M505 (Clevo W650SC) Notebook Review

80% Schenker M505 (Clevo W650SC) Notebook Review

Fine-tuning. Schenker Technologies relies for the M505 on the simple design of the predecessor. The changes underneath the hood are equally marginal. For instance, the IPS panel is accompanied by a GeForce GTX 950M instead of a GeForce GTX 850M. Find out here how this affects the performance.
Intel Core i5-4210M | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Nokia confirms it will not re-enter smartphone market

Nokia confirms it will not re-enter smartphone market

After having its smartphone business bought out by Microsoft a year ago, the company squashes rumors of the possible return to the industry.
Dell announces new Vostro 15 3000 Series

Dell announces new Vostro 15 3000 Series

The new generation of Vostro laptops, aimed at small business, home office and professionals working out of office, will be entering the market i...
Asus GL551JK Notebook Review

86% Asus GL551JK Notebook Review

Readjusted. Despite its powerful hardware, the GL551JK remains a quiet and unobtrusive notebook. The comparatively long battery life is an added bonus.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G Notebook Review

85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591G Notebook Review

Refined model. Slim, sleek, powerful - With the Aspire V15 Nitro series, Acer has launched a well-made series of gaming notebooks. Acer has upgraded the series and replaced the GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with a GeForce GTX 960M GPU. As a result, the graphics performance has increased slightly.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top mo...
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Convertible Tablet Review

80% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Convertible Tablet Review

Stylishly affordable… The latest Chi convertible from ASUS might not satisfy those with heavy computing needs, but it seems a compelling proposition for those in the market for an inexpensive 2-in-1. Can this lower-end alternative to Microsoft’s Surface line make a splash?
Intel Atom Z3775 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer unveiled a new convertible with four different modes for extra usability.
5.5-inch Elephone smartphone with Android Lollipop and Windows Phone 10

Dual-boot Elephone handset coming in June

The Android-only variant of this Chinese 5.5-inch smartphone is expected next month, while the Android/Windows Phone dual-boot variant will launc...
Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

86% Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

Limited stamina. Asus can compete with the established competitors from Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu and HP with the 12-inch business subnotebook called BU201LA. It comes with a bright IPS display, an LTE modem and very good input devices. However, the computer's battery life is quite short.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

84% Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

Expensive runtime wonder. Toshiba charges a steep price of 2000 Euros (~$2138) for the top configuration of its latest business convertible – in return the user gets a business device with comprehensive features and enormous battery runtimes. Thanks to the anti-reflective touchscreen, the Portege Z20t can also be used outdoors.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

79% TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

Lightweight. The German manufacturer, TrekStor, offers a very light, yet large smartphone in the WinPhone. The device uses Windows Phone 8.1 and employs a quad-core CPU, an HD display and an 8 MP lens. A great smartphone for a low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.7" | 97 g
GTA V Benchmarked

GTA V Benchmarked

Better late than never. Barely 1.5 years after the Last-Gen edition, GTA V is finally released for the PC. We tested it on multiple notebooks, to see if the wait was worth it.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review. Update 04/20/2015: Core i7 and PCIe-SSD in review!
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.4 kg
HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360

HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360 convertibles for 2015

All models will be shipping this summer and will include Bang & Olufsen speakers for the first time on a HP consumer notebook
New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Rumors: New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Acer further expands its portfolio for mobile consumer devices. According to the Nitro motto, "A Touch More Powerful", a new gaming notebook could supplement the top of the Nitro series in the near future, too.
Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

It’s been nearly two years since Lightroom 5 released, and the wait for a new version may have been worth it.
Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

Changing of the guards. Lenovo's new Thinkpad L450 now sports ULV processors instead of standard mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, the Thinkpad doesn't benefit that much from the more frugal processor-series.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 kg
Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

78% Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

First business contact. Dell wants to show us what equipment an affordable laptop for business routine needs with its Latitude 3450. The laptop lures with an IPS screen and a good battery life. However, minor shortcomings have to be accepted for a price of 915 Euros (~$981).
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

April 2015 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

88% Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

Success. Acer's 14-inch TravelMate P645 does not have any serious weaknesses and besets the business-leaders from Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. It clearly outruns its rivals in terms of battery life.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Although Office products have found their way on iOS and Android devices, Office Universal is an exclusive offering for those with phones running...
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

84% HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.
Intel Core M-5Y51 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

Well-rounded indeed. The Zenbook doesn't just impress with its looks alone. The subnotebook also delights with good input devices, a long battery life and low emissions.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Windows smartphone with 5-inch display and 8 MP main camera

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM launches next month

This new Lumia handset has a 5-inch display, a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 8 MP main camera, but packs 4G LTE connectivity and m...
Datazen Software joins Microsoft

Microsoft acquires Datazen Software

Industry leader in data visualization and mobile business intelligence on all major platforms Datazen joins the Redmond giant.
HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

81% HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

All-rounder. The HP Envy 17 wants to be your desktop replacement laptop. It has the right hardware, but what about the pricing?
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

76% Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

The affordable convertible. For about $500, this Asus is both a decent tablet and notebook. Unfortunately, a lot of important corners had to be cut to bring this transformer to such an inexpensive level.
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Panasonic updates its 20-inch Toughpad 4K tablet with Broadwell vPro Core i5 CPUs

Panasonic updates Toughpad 4K tablet with latest i5 processors

The 20-inch rugged tablet will now feature Intel's Core i5 vPro CPU of the Broadwell generation. Additionally, the device has received a massive ...
Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

Yoga goes standard. Will the Yoga concept be successful in a standard 15-inch work device? Can the Yoga reflect the classic virtues and bring new flexibility in equal measure? Disappointment is not far.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

According to unconfirmed reports, Intel may have been able to cram its Iris graphics into the 15W ULV SKUs of Skylake, Intel's next generation p...
Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

82% Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

Slimmed down. The new version of the Inspiron 15 of the 7000-series is much slimmer than the predecessor, and now has a 4K display. However, the restriction is not only limited to the chassis: You also have to live with drawbacks in terms of graphics performance and battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)