Notebookcheck

Windows

     restrict settings
additional restrictions: Windows
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW0031US Notebook Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13ISK 80SW0031US Notebook Review

Small and affordable. The lowest-end SKU for the Ideapad 710S is actually very fairly priced at $700 USD for anyone in need of a lightweight and portable 13.3-inch notebook with respectable performance and battery life.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One

Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface All-in-One

The Surface AIO will supposedly launch around September of this year to compete against Apple iMacs and Lenovo Ideacentre AIOs.
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...
Razer Core shipping on August 12th for $500 USD

Early Razer Core tests show poor compatibility with non-Razer notebooks

Early reviews point to a performance retention of about 85 to 90 percent compared to an equivalent desktop system. Compatibility with other noteb...
Getac T800 G2 rugged tablet with Atom x7-Z8700 SoC now available

Getac T800 G2 rugged tablet with Atom x7-Z8700 SoC now available

The fully-rugged 8.1-inch tablet is certified under MIL-STD 810G and IP65 standards with a starting price of about 1360 Euros.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

July 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of...
Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE Notebook Review

70% Lenovo B50-10 80QR0013GE Notebook Review

Meaningless. 299 Euros (~$333) have to be put on the counter for the B50-10. This delivers a Bay Trail laptop with Windows 10. However, it is not a portable typewriter. Lenovo cut back on the battery (24 Wh), and the laptop can consequently only serve with limited stamina.
Intel Pentium N3540 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0 Convertible Review

83% Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0 Convertible Review

Flexible. Acer's Switch 12S is a 12.5-inch detachable equipped with a bright, contrasty display and optional pen input. The Switch costs 1200 Euro (~$1330) - way too much in our opinion.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Panasonic refreshes Fully-Ruggedized Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet

Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-G1 fully-ruggedized tablet

The redesigned 10.1-inch tablet uses a 16:10 display with a backlight brightness of 800 nits. Sales begin this July with a starting price of 2500...
Asus VivoBook X556UQ-XO076T Notebook Review

78% Asus VivoBook X556UQ-XO076T Notebook Review

All-rounder. Asus delivers a 15.6-inch all-rounder that is the successor of the models from the F555/X555 lineup with the VivoBook X556UQ. The company implements some innovations/improvements here - such as a better keyboard, longer battery life, Type-C USB. Unfortunately, the screen has again been neglected this time.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now available in the US

Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook hits the US market

This portable machine for gamers will be back on Newegg by mid-July, where is currently listed with a price tag of $1,599 USD, but also out of st...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

July 2016 update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top mode...
Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE Notebook Review

73% Lenovo B50-70 MCC2GGE Notebook Review

Low-cost Office. Lenovo charges just under 350 Euro for a Core i3 notebook with Windows 8.1. Those looking for an inexpensive computer for home use, can hardly go wrong with this computer - despite several weaknesses (dark display, poor battery life, only one year warranty).
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

Microsoft reimburses travel agency for forced Windows 10 update damages

California company sues Microsoft for rendering its systems almost inoperable only to be awarded new equipment and lost revenue by the Redmond co...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

July 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9350 2016 (FHD, i7-6560U) Notebook Review

Businessman's toy. We have already reviewed many different configurations of the Dell XPS 13 (9350). This time we want to describe a variant with Intel i7-6560U CPU, integrated Intel Iris Graphics 540, and matte 1080p display. In addition, we will cover the intensively discussed CABC problem of the XPS 13 with FHD display.
Intel Core i7-6560U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 2 - Wireless Docks and Terabyte SSDs

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 2 - Wireless Docks and Terabyte SSDs

Love at second sight? For a few months now, a ThinkPad T460s has been our daily companion. During this time, the notebook really had to prove its qualities over the long haul. Our second long-term update focuses on the WiGig dock as well as the optional 1 TB SSD.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

July 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

July 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly update...
Microsoft Surface Phone could be exclusive to corporate customers

Microsoft Surface Phone could be exclusive to corporate customers

Microsoft is still standing firmly behind Windows Phone with significant updates on the new goals of the mobile operating system coming this July...
Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Solution Center gets patched after discovering major vulnerabilities

Owners of Lenovo systems are being urged to update LSC to version 3.3.003 or later to avoid unauthorized takeovers.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad 13 vs. Acer Aspire S 13 vs. HP Spectre 13

For work and home. We compare three more 13.3-inch notebooks designed for office work, home use, and easy carrying. In the end, it's hard not to choose the Spectre for day-to-day and on-the-go workloads.
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 1

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Long-Term Review: Part 1

Love at second sight? The ThinkPad T460s is our daily companion for about three months now – time to take stock for the first time. Can Lenovo’s business flagship confirm its excellent review rating in practice?
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.3 kg
Microsoft to begin phasing out the Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft to begin phasing out the Surface 3 tablet

The aging and less expensive Surface 3 tablet will end production later this year with no known official successors down the road.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

July 2016 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 o...
Asus ROG Strix GL502VY-DS71 Notebook Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL502VY-DS71 Notebook Review

GTX 980M update. The higher-end SKU adds G-Sync, a GTX 980M, and one more SODIMM slot over the lower-end GL502VT. Its lack of both an 8 GB GDDR5 option and external G-Sync support can be a bit of a bummer. Is this the 15-inch gaming notebook to get for $1700 USD?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271-56HM Convertible Review

87% Acer Aspire Switch 12 Alpha SA5-271-56HM Convertible Review

Absolute silence. A liquid cooling system in a convertible does not work? Of course it does! For the first time ever, Acer has installed a silent cooling technology in a high-performance convertible based on Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors. This innovation is not the only reason that it is going to get rough on the competition.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12" | 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1 Notebook Review

81% Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1 Notebook Review

Inexpensive multimedia talent. In the Aspire F15, Acer combines a ULV processor with enough RAM and a dedicated GPU. These specifications appear good on paper and the price is significantly under 1000 Euros ($1104). We will reveal the weaknesses of the Acer Aspire F15 in our in-depth review.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Toshiba updates Tecra A50-C-1W2 with Core i7-6500U and LTE

Toshiba updates Tecra A50-C-1W2 with Core i7-6500U and LTE

The 15.6-inch Tecra A50-C business notebook will now have integrated LTE options with configuration prices reaching 1800 Euros.
HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

85% HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

007 Spectre. 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). Our full review shows how HP accomplished to fit a fully featured Windows 10 PC into one of the thinnest designs currently available.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Windows convertible with Intel Skylake processor

Samsung unveils Notebook 7 Spin convertible

This new portable comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, powered by Intel Skylake processors and featuring up to 16 GB DDR4 memory.
Microsoft Edge boasts longer battery life than Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft Edge boasts longer battery life than Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft's own testing conditions show Edge outlasting Chrome and Firefox by as much as three and two hours, respectively.
MSI: Compact gaming desktop PC

MSI: Compact Gaming Desktop PC "Vortex" and VR backpack announced

MSI shows a mobile solution for VR (Virtual Reality) without any annoying cables at Computex 2016. There is also an update for the compact gaming...
MSI: Next generation of high-end gaming notebooks GT73 and GT83 announced

MSI: Next Generation of the High-End Gaming Notebooks GT73 and GT83 announced

MSI updates its lineup of gaming notebooks and announces three new models at their local expo in Taipei. The wait for Nvidia's next GPU generatio...
MSI: GS32, GS63 and GS73 Gaming Notebooks with next-gen Nvidia GPUs

MSI: GS32, GS63 und GS73 Gaming Notebooks Overview

The Gaming specialists from MSI show their new mobile gaming notebooks at this year's Computex in Taipei. All notebooks should be equipped with n...
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE Convertible Review

A lot of room for improvements. Lenovo charges around 1,000 Euros ($1112) for the Yoga 3 Pro. You will get a thin and attractive 13.3-inch convertible with a folding display. The device does, however, reveal some drawbacks.
Intel Core M-5Y70 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

All of everything! Equipped with a Core i7 processor, 3K display, and dedicated graphics, the T560 aims to take the lead in our business charts. But, is the generous number of features justify a price of almost 2000 Euros (~$2267).
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
1 TB SSD SKUs now available for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

1 TB SSD SKUs now available for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

The new high-end configurations are coming to Europe early next month with pre-orders starting this week.
Dell Precision 7510 (4K IGZO) Mobile Workstation Review

84% Dell Precision 7510 (4K IGZO) Mobile Workstation Review

Thoughtful evolution. The long-awaited Precision revision from Dell seeks to modernize the design without compromising the functionality of the professional device. However, this is not an exercise without compromise... can it succeed?
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M2000M | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mirror's Edge Catalyst Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Tightrope walking. It took 7.5 years for EA and DICE to announce the successor to the Parkour-title Mirror's Edge. While the technology has improved drastically, content-wise, Catalyst hasn't made any progress. We vaulted around roof tops with the main character Faith to get an idea how the title performs on notebooks. Update: we've now tested more than 24 GPUs.
HP Omen 15 (2016) Notebook Review

79% HP Omen 15 (2016) Notebook Review

Remake. For the 2016 version of their Omen, HP does not stop at a simple hardware refresh, but also updates the notebook with a stylish new chassis. We take a closer look at the 15-inch version with GeForce GTX 965M. What follows are our impressions.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo Yoga 900S 12ISK Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 900S 12ISK Convertible Review

Silent convertible. The 12.5-inch Yoga 900S is one of the most comfortable Yoga convertibles we've used. There are, however, a couple of key drawbacks to keep in mind.
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T Convertible Review

83% Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T Convertible Review

Windows to go. 360-degree convertibles are still the best alternative for adding Core i power to a tablet. Asus, however, opts for a low-performance Core m3. Should buyers just as well take the Surface Pro 4 with a Core m instead?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Huawei MateBook Windows convertible coming to the US market in June 2016

Huawei MateBook coming to the US

This attractive Windows convertible will launch in the US on June 20 during a special press event and will be available starting at $699 USD.
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

87% Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

Simple elegance. Asus wants to meet the growing expectations of business customers with new features and more performance for the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA. The basics are covered with a ULV processor, sufficient memory and a fast SSD. Read our review to find out how the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA works in practice.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 Windows convertible with Intel Skylake processor now available in the US

Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 hits the US market

This 13.3-inch Windows convertible is powered by an Intel Core M processor and can be acquired in the US starting at $699 USD.
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

89% Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

Balanced bundle. With the TravelMate, Acer offers a well-made 14-inch alternative to the business models from the established brands HP, Dell and Lenovo. The TravelMate looks the same as its predecessor. However, the manufacturer has refreshed the hardware: Skylake, DDR4, and Thunderbolt 3 are on board. An already good computer has been made even better. Positive: The battery runtimes are excellent.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Gaming on integrated graphics. Can the powerful Intel Iris Graphics 580 replace a mainstream Nvidia GPU for gaming? We pit the NUC against systems with integrated and dedicated graphics solutions to find out.
Intel Core i7-6770HQ | Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 | | 623 g
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

90% HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small subnotebook in a productive environment?
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 979 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of...

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a loyal reader of notebookcheck? Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Especially wanted:
News Editor, Review Editor
(Smartphones) - Details here

Discussion

Tags

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > Topics
Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)