Working For Notebookcheck
Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome!
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Alex Alderson (News Editor)
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
Alexander Fagot (Managing Editor News)
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.
Allen Ngo (US Editor in Chief)
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
Andreas Osthoff (Managing Editor Business Notebooks)
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.
Anil Ganti (Editor)
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2
Arjun Krishna (News Editor)
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
Aslinur Sarica (Translator)
Aslinur Sarica was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied Performing Arts and has been working as Dance Teacher. Although her specialization is different, she has been always interested in technology and likes following new technologies.
Benjamin Arpad Herzig (Editor)
In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.
Bernie Pechlaner (Review Editor)
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).
Bogdan Solca (News Editor)
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.
Christian Hintze (Editor)
Because of my interest in computer games I started studying computer science, became a psychologist, but stayed true to the games and the hardware. For example during my year abroad in London as a games tester at Sega. In my spare time I find a balance between PC games and sports (meanwhile mainly indoor soccer and running after my toddler), playing guitar and building bamboo bikes (well, so far only one under guidance).
Codrut Nistor (News Editor)
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.
Cornelius Wolff (News Editor)
Since I got my first PC as a gift when I was 8 years old (at that time still with an AMD Athlon single core processor) and since I took this device apart, the technology has never let me go. So it came that I immersed myself more and more into the world of computer technology at a young age. When I came across Notebookcheck for the first time in 2015, I was thrilled by the scope of this site. Now, since my successful application in 2016, I am working as a freelancer for Notebookcheck as a news and hardware editor.
Craig Ward (News Editor)
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.
Daniel Puschina (Editor)
I am the generation who made the first computer experiences in the 90s on a 386 with the 20MHz turbo key. It was a tightrope walk between the performance limit of my computer and the scarce pocket money, but the motivation to get the last bit of performance out of it was all the greater. With 2MB of RAM, squeezing a single kilobyte out of the config.sys file was absolutely decisive for "Game starts" or "Game does not start". From this point on I also started to get more and more involved with benchmark tests, performance comparisons and tuning of components on the hardware side, which made me a permanent visitor to the Notebookcheck site in the last years. So it's a great pleasure for me to be able to write and test actively for this site myself.
Daniel R Deakin (Managing Editor News)
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
Daniel Schmidt (Managing Editor Mobile)
Already as a little dwarf I was fascinated by my Commodore 16 and ignited my enthusiasm for computers. With my first modem I surfed the Btx and later also the World Wide Web. The latest technology trends have always fascinated me and this is especially true for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. For Notebookcheck, I have been on the ball since 2013 and I am looking forward to the innovations that are still to come and that we will put to the acid test for you.
Deirdre O Donnell (Editor)
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
Douglas Black (Editor)
Douglas Black is a technology analyst, teacher, writer, and DJ. He is also Managing Editor of UltrabookReview.
Florian Glaser (Managing Editor Gaming)
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.
Florian Schaar (Editor)
My first computer was a Commodore 80386 (IBM compatible!). Already on this computer I started programming, building spaceships with 3D models and editing videos. Since then the computers didn't let go of me and I finally made the hobby to my profession. Today I develop educational games for children on Android and iOS. At Notebookcheck I write tests for notebooks and mobile phones. So I can try out the newest devices without having to buy them.
Florian Schmitt (Managing Editor Mobile)
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.
Hannes Brecher (News Editor)
Ever since I was given a Game Boy Color with Pokemon Red as a child, I've been fascinated by how you can create entire worlds using such simple graphics and text. This not only sparked my interest in hardware and software, but also my passion for design and writing, which I now live out as a graphic designer and editor.
Inge Schwabe (Editor)
Unlike many techies, I didn't find my way to technology by using a C64 or something like that; I was rather fascinated by the last meter of copper wire, about which a friend on the other end of the line could be heard so crystal clear. I studied computer science and followed the development of the phone into a smartphone for many years. Currently, innovations are becoming less and less, but getting to the bottom of them remains exciting and interesting.
Isaac Brown (News Editor)
I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.
J. Simon Leitner (Founder, Editorial Director)
After my studies at the Vienna Technical University I dedicated myself completely to the project Notebookcheck as a co-founder. Since Commodore C64 and Atari 1040 ST, computers have been an integral part of my daily activities. Beside new technologies, especially electric mobility, my interest also belongs to architecture and construction engineering.
John Garcia (News Editor)
Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles—if it's a computer you can carry with you, then it's in my wheelhouse. I started my journey in tech journalism as a writer for a mobile games website. But the allure of covering hardware soon won me over, so now I'm here at Notebookcheck, sharing my passion with similarly passionate individuals.
Jonathan Hayhurst (Editor)
My love of math and games very quickly turned me into an avid follower of technology. A PC hardware enthusiasts first and foremost, my interests range from tablets to audiophile sound systems. I'm as excited by Steam sales as I am by the latest high end GPU releases. Outside of tech, I spend my time in finance and enjoying music you probably wouldn't like. ;-)
Jonathan Maes (News Editor)
21-year-old IT student from Belgium, the land of beer, chocolate, and French fries. Loves writing, games, tech and everything in between.
Klaus Hinum (Founder, CTO)
I am one of the founders of Notebookcheck and primarily focus on articles on new technology like GPUs and CPUs. With a scientific background (Ph.D. in computer science) I try to put facts before emotions in my articles. Since 2005 I am now writing and working for Notebookcheck.
Loki Rautio (News Editor)
When I was 9, I tried to modify a PC game. The mod I made worked (mostly) and sparked my current, intense interest in software development. A few years later, that interest led me to experiment with all kinds of tech around the house, which has ultimately given me an eye for small, but substantial, problems in devices and software. I'm now writing articles about technology and its nuances for Notebookcheck.
Luca Rocchi (News Editor)
My first contact with technology was a Toshiba T-1000 that I found at home: from that moment on, it's true love for anything that contains a microprocessor. At the end of my studies I started as an editor at a Swiss online publishing house. My fields of interest include IT components, intelligent systems, notebooks and photography. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you can probably find me on some mountain trail or photographing sports cars.
Manuel Masiero (Review Editor)
In 1986, when I had annoyed my parents long enough, they finally bought me a C64 that I had seen at a friend's place - and immediately knew that this was what I wanted. Since then, the fascination for computers has never left me and basically I tinker with everything I can get my hands on. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and a hugely uncool IBM computer with 8088 CPU (and green IBM monochrome monitor!) in the early 90s, the list grew longer and longer. The current projects are called PC, Tablet and Smartphone.
Marcus Herbrich (Editor)
My great passion has always been mobile technologies, especially smartphones. As a technology enthusiast, the half-life of my devices is not exactly high and the latest hardware is just good enough - manufacturer or operating system plays a minor role, the main thing is state-of-the-art
Martin Jungowski (Translator, Editor)
My computer affinity first started in 7th grade thanks to my first elective, computer science, and an incredibly dedicated and committed teacher. Ever since, I have been involved in IT in one way or another all the time. After a quick intermezzo in 2007/2008, where I moved to Detroit to obtain my master’s degree from Wayne State University but returned to Germany immediately thereafter, I relocated once again in early 2016 and am now working as an IT consultant and Linux/UNIX specialist in Texas.
Mike Wobker (Editor)
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.
Nino Ricchizzi (Editor)
From childhood on, the curiosity about the functioning of the latest technical achievements continued. Out of this thirst for knowledge followed studies in mathematics and computer science. Away from the world of test reports, I work as a research assistant and project manager in the field of IT security/cyber security for industry 4.0.
Nooh Kazi (News Editor)
I was introduced to computers at a very young age and was immediately fascinated by them. They attracted me so much, that I decided that I’ll develop software for living when I was just 10. With the passage of time, I got more chances to dive deeper into the world of computers and mobile technology and as I explored more, my interest grew exponentially. I love to read about technical details of new processors, GPUs, laptops, and latest developments in AI and Machine Learning. More than a decade down the road and now I am a Software Engineer and I spend my time writing code, keep myself updated with tech and also write about new developments in technology.
Patrick Afschar K. (Managing Editor Ultraportable)
Studied computer science, but never worked in this profession - so I joined the IT press in 2000 and remained true to it. My focus is on smartphones and tablets. Privately, my family and my MTB fleet keep me fit.
René Kohl (Editor)
The cornerstones of my affinity for technology are rooted in a used laptop and sinksub in early childhood. In the meantime I am studying computer science and besides gambling I have added photography as a hobby. With my Pentax I hunt friends, birds and hovercrafts and process them with pleasure in Lightroom. My enthusiasm for hardware and new technologies brought me to NBC in 2015.
Ricci Rox (News Editor)
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Ronald Matta (Senior Editor News)
Tech Journalist, Passionate Photographer, Fulltime Geek. Electronics + Gadgets Reviewer, Writing about Technology. FB, G+ and Twitter Aficionado. All Digital.
Sam Medley (Review Editor)
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.
Sanjiv Sathiah (News Editor)
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.
Sascha Mölck (Editor)
Studied computer science, working as an author in the IT sector for over 15 years.
Sebastian Bade (Editor)
From an early age I was interested in technology and was then able to learn the desired profession of "IT systems electronics engineer". Subsequently, my 12-year military service began, during which I learned a lot and kept my knowledge constantly up to date with the latest technology. Since I would like to share this with you, Notebookcheck offers a very good possibility to offer this to the masses. Furthermore, I am very much involved with water cooling and network security.
Sebastian Eifrid (News Editor)
I am a writer with a passion for foreign language. I dream of one day becoming a polyglot. When I'm not perusing through my ever-growing backlog of books, I can usually be found tinkering with PC hardware and other gadgets. I enjoy trying to get old hardware to run newer programs and experimenting with various operating systems.
Sebastian Jentsch (Managing Editor Consumer Notebooks)
Computers interested me early on. With 14 I put together the first PCs for the relatives, with the 90's these were 80286's to 486's up to Pentium 1's. What was closer to becoming a product tester? Since 2007 I have been following the world of Windows laptops and convertibles. Today I also want to separate the wheat from the chaff in vacuum cleaner robots, bread baking machines or irrigation computers, which is why I am also on the road as a freelance editor for other test websites.
Sergey Tarasov (Senior Editor)
I love reading stuff. I also love dealing with different electronic devices, be that a remotely controlled toy or a new MacBook. When I am not at work, you can try searching for me somewhere in the mountains of Altai Republic, Russia.
Silvio Werner (Editor)
As a proud digital native, I like numbers and love technology. Although I did not finish my studies in chemistry successfully, I developed an interest in test methods and scientific contexts, which I focus on teaching in a user-friendly way. Running and trekking serve me as compensation.
Stefan Hinum (Founder, CEO, CFO)
As a founder of Notebookcheck I am dedicated for finances (including ad management), language sections and the library of external reviews. Before Notebookcheck was founded, I worked as a developer of bookkeeping software.
Steve Schardein (Review Editor)
In grade school, my first computer—an Apple IIGS—started it all for me. Later, in the nineties, if I wasn’t repairing computers for family and friends, I was busy cooking up nifty Visual Basic projects and playing PC games like Command & Conquer and Heroes of Might and Magic. Soon, much of my free time was spent moderating popular gaming forums and covering the industry for various websites. All the while, I never stopped repairing computers, and in 2006, I started a technology consulting company in Louisville. Today, I am truly living my dream: still a child at heart, ever-curious, constantly learning, and thankful to you, our readers.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam (News Editor)
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.