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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

September 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

September 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$896) 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

September 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

September 2017 update. Here you will find the best office/business 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

September 2017 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

September 2017 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.
Face Off: Three Generations of the 17-inch MSI GT Series

Face Off: Three Generations of the 17-inch MSI GT Series

GT evolution. MSI's long-running GT series was mediocre in its early days, but everything changed with the introduction of the GT72 in 2014. We take a look back at how the 17-inch series has evolved over the years and how the GT75VR has upped the ante even further.
Face Off: Asus Zephyrus is Bad Bang for the Buck

Face Off: Asus Zephyrus is Bad Bang for the Buck

Max-Qonfusion Why buy a 4 kg 17-inch gaming notebook when a 2 kg 15-inch alternative is available with nearly the same graphics performance? We compare the ultrathin Asus Zephyrus against the hulking G701VI and Alienware 17 R4 to see what benefits and drawbacks there really are if going the Max-Q route.
Face Off: Super Thin Ultrabooks at a Cost

Face Off: Super Thin Ultrabooks at a Cost

An Ultrabook too thin? We compare and contrast the small but near feature-less Zenbook 3 against the Spectre 13 and Yoga 910. The end result is less about quality and more about how much a user is willing to sacrifice for having the more portable option.
Face Off: The Better Multimedia Notebook with GTX 1050 Graphics

Face Off: The Better Multimedia Notebook with GTX 1050 Graphics

Identical performance at almost twice the price. Notebooks with the GTX 1050 Pascal can be had for as low as $1000 USD while the similarly equipped XPS 15 can retail for $1700 USD. Should users spend hundreds less on the HP Pavilion 15t or MSI GL62M when performance is nearly identical between the three?
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y900 17ISK vs. MSI GE72 7RE vs. Asus ROG GL753VD

Flagship Maxwell vs. mainstream Pascal. How well does an enthusiast-level GTX 980M machine of yesteryear stack up against the GTX 1050 found on most newer multimedia notebooks? We pit the high-end Ideapad Y900 against the entry-level GE72 and GL753VD gaming machines to find out.
Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX3410UA vs. Acer Swift 3 vs. Lenovo Yoga 510-14IKB

Mainstream performers. The latest 14-inch Zenbook is faster, lighter, smaller, and brighter than both the Swift 3 and Yoga 510. Unfortunately, it also runs significantly louder as well.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

10-inch Atoms. Very low-power Windows convertibles can make for excellent secondary notebooks for work or school. The unique Yoga Book is a surprisingly strong contender against your standard detachable with faster performance as well.
Face Off: Razer Blade vs. Asus GL502VM vs. MSI GT72VR 6RD

Face Off: Razer Blade vs. Asus GL502VM vs. MSI GT72VR 6RD

Same specs at one-third the size. What's the catch? Assuming identical core specifications, the 14-inch Razer Blade performs *nearly* as well as the MSI GT72VR. There are, of course, other important factors to consider including battery life, display options, fan noise, and surface temperature differences between them.
Face Off: Acer Swift 7 vs. Asus Zenbook UX310UQ vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Face Off: Acer Swift 7 vs. Asus Zenbook UX310UQ vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Versatile solution. The Acer Swift 7 is solid if not overpriced against the competition. We compare it to the Asus Zenbook and HP Spectre x360 to show exactly what it's missing and why it is currently a hard sell.
Face Off: Xiaomi Mi Air vs. Dell XPS 13 9360 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

Face Off: Xiaomi Mi Air vs. Dell XPS 13 9360 vs. Apple MacBook Pro 13 2016

Popular subcompact. The Xiaomi "copycat" performs surprisingly well against the more established XPS 13 9360 and the latest MacBook Pro 13. Its cut corners, however, become very obvious after spending more time with the Chinese-made notebook.
Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Portable powerhouse. The Aorus X7 DT v6 is one of the thinnest notebooks available with the GTX 1080. What benefits will users get from its $3100 USD asking price compared to the $2800 USD EVGA SC17 or $1700 USD HP Omen 17?
Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Core m business notebooks. The "traditional" Portege Z30 stands on relatively equal ground with the the thinner and fanless alternatives from Dell and HP in terms of weight and missing features.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

November 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX360UA vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Vaio Z Flip

Face Off: Asus Zenbook UX360UA vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Vaio Z Flip

Flagship convertibles. These 13-inch 2-in-1s are thin and light enough to potentially replace both your existing laptop and tablet. The new Kaby Lake Spectre x360 13 is perhaps the strongest contender in the category yet.
Face Off: MSI GS63VR vs. Aorus X5S v5 vs. Aorus X5 v6

Face Off: MSI GS63VR vs. Aorus X5S v5 vs. Aorus X5 v6

Super-slim gaming. The GS63VR is one of the thinnest notebooks with GTX 1060 graphics, but how does it compare to the GTX 980M and GTX 1070 in the Aorus X5S v5 and X5 v6? Our measurements show the performance and power consumption gaps between these popular Maxwell and Pascal systems.
Face Off: Asus X302UV vs. HP Envy 13 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad 710S

Face Off: Asus X302UV vs. HP Envy 13 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad 710S

Mainstream 13-inch workbook. You don't have to spend over $1000 USD for a portable 13-inch notebook. These options may not look as pretty as the XPS 13 or Spectre series, but they have just enough features to get the job done.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s vs. ThinkPad X1 Yoga vs. ThinkPad Yoga 460

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s vs. ThinkPad X1 Yoga vs. ThinkPad Yoga 460

14-inch ThinkPad. The traditional PC is becoming obsolete according to Lenovo. Are these 14-inch convertible ThinkPad alternatives really any better than the classic and long-established T series?
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.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 vs. Asus Zenbook UX360CA vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7359

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 vs. Asus Zenbook UX360CA vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7359

The $1000 13-inch convertible. The Core m Broadwell and Skylake series have made it possible to design even thinner and lighter notebooks powerful enough for basic home, school, and multimedia use. Add in 360-degree hinges and these can potentially double as a Windows tablet. We compare two from Lenovo and Asus to see how they stack up against a more "traditional" Skylake U-class convertible from Dell.
Face Off: Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs. Acer TravelMate P648 vs. HP EliteBook 840 G3

Face Off: Toshiba Tecra Z40 vs. Acer TravelMate P648 vs. HP EliteBook 840 G3

Business subnotebooks. Lenovo and Dell aren't the only players in the business notebook market. We compare three high-end alternatives retailing for well over $1000 USD each with some notable differences between them.
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.
Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Face Off: Aorus X5S v5 vs. MSI GS60 6QE vs. Acer Predator 15

Thin-and-light gaming. Gaming notebooks don't seem to be slowing down and the recent announcement of the HP Omen series shows there will be even more to choose from in the near future. For this comparison, we dive into the advantages and disadvantages between smaller and larger gaming systems of similar specifications.
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?
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.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Subnotebook showdown. How much can you pack into a 12.5-inch notebook and how thin can you make it? We compare three very different subnotebooks of the same display size to see the pros and cons of each.
Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Face Off: Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK vs. Gigabyte P55W v5 vs. Dell XPS 15 9550

Portable 15-inch gaming. You don't need huge dedicated gaming machines like the G752 or GT72S to play the latest titles. We compare a few smaller notebooks that can be suited for both travel and play outside the home.
HP: Spectre 13 flagship notebook and new logo announced

HP: Spectre 13 Flagship Notebook and new logo announced

HP emphasizes its will and ability to innovate in the notebook segment with the "world's thinnest notebook". The new Spectre 13 laptop is just 10.4 millimeters thin, but still sports an Intel Core-i processor. The 13.3-inch display ist just 2 millimeters thin, has the Full-HD resolution and waives a touchscreen option in favor of the thin construction. Inter...
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Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

XPS 13 roundup. We compare and contrast the recent generations of XPS 13 notebooks to see what exactly has changed over time and if the latest model is really worth an upgrade over the outgoing generation.
HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

80% HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

Business hybrid. HP's 12.5-inch detachable is designed primarily for business users. It is designed to be tablet and notebook in one device, and it actually works pretty well. However, you will not get the latest components. The device has been available since the summer of 2014 and has not been updated.
Intel Core i3-4012Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 12.5" | 1.9 kg
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

The better Windows tablet. Microsoft isn't the only manufacturer of Windows tablets. Competitors are slowly but surely catching up to the respected Surface series of tablets to be considered serious alternatives. Do the Spectre x2 12 and Stylistic Q665 offer something that a Surface won't?
Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Serious workstation. We nail down the core differences between these 17.3-inch mobile workhorses. Which one comes out on top?
Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Mainstream gaming. Is the GTX 960M too much of an investment? These lower-end enthusiast GTX 950M gaming notebooks may fit the bill instead. Which one comes out on top?
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet with Windows 8.1 Pro

CES 2016 | Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet

This new rugged tablet from Panasonic will hit the market in March and starts at $999 USD, coming pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro and using various Intel processors.
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G2 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7450

Compact business. These 14-inch notebooks show that you don't have to sacrifice core business features for a smaller and more portable screen size.
Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5510 Workstation Review

XPS 15 for pros. Dell's mobile Precision 5510 workstation, an offshoot of the XPS 15, is to primarily satisfy the needs of the professional users. The main difference is therefore Nvidia's Quadro M1000M that shows its strengths, particularly in engineering software and certified applications. We have examined just how well the Precision 5510 really suits professional users.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M1000M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga 900 vs. HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Dell Inspiron 13 7348

Dual-purpose notebook. While notebook sales this year are down worldwide, multi-mode models are expected to become more popular in the years to follow. Choices are already growing, so let's take a close look at three of them in the 13-inch space.
HP Z1 G2 AIO Workstation Review

88% HP Z1 G2 AIO Workstation Review

Compact workplace. HP has had an all-in-one workstation in its portfolio for quite some time. Despite the compact build, the Z1 is intended to be a match for conventional desktop stations in performance, maintainability and flexibility. We tested just what can be expected of HP's Z1 G2.
Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 27" | 21.3 kg
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Book vs. Dell XPS 13 InfinityEdge vs. Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Book vs. Dell XPS 13 InfinityEdge vs. Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13

13-inch luxury. The Surface Book is challenging the traditional notebook with its one-of-a-kind design. However, it's still missing a few core features to truly put it above the current competition.
Face Off: MSI GT72S vs. Asus G752 vs. Clevo P870DM

Face Off: MSI GT72S vs. Asus G752 vs. Clevo P870DM

Ultimate gaming machine. How convenient to see the 17.3-inch MSI GT72S, Asus G752, and Clevo P870DM all launch in pretty much the same time frame. It's only natural that we put them all together for our latest comparison Face Off to see which can be considered the best.
Face Off: Dell Inspiron 15 5558 vs. Lenovo Z51 70 vs. Acer Aspire V3 574G

Face Off: Dell Inspiron 15 5558 vs. Lenovo Z51 70 vs. Acer Aspire V3 574G

A little bit of everything. For gaming, work, media, or on-the-go, these are the three readily available notebooks that won't cost an arm or a leg. Which one is the overall best?
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE

77% Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE Notebook Review

More than mediocre? The less expensive devices from Lenovo in particular often got a very mediocre rating in the recent past; the author was obviously disappointed by the B50-80. So does the "bigger sibling" B70-80 perform better? The situation seems to be better with a powerful i5 CPU and dedicated Nvidia GPU.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Convertible Review

73% Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Convertible Review

Middle-class convertible. The predecessors' displays didn't exactly impress because of their low resolution and subpar brightness. Asus improved the Transformer Book Flip somewhat in that regard, but the new convertible is still decidedly average. We'll explain why in the following review.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15 Notebook Review

78% Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15 Notebook Review

Flexible all-rounder. Lenovo's multi-mode, 15.6-inch Flex 2 Pro 15 does not exhibit any severe shortcomings and presents itself as a well-rounded, versatile device. However, its decent configuration (SSD, 16 GB RAM) forces up the price to almost 1000 Euros (~$1135).
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Face Off: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs. Huawei Mate S vs. LG G4

Face Off: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs. Huawei Mate S vs. LG G4

The better flagship. Now that the iPhone 6S Plus is finally available, how does it compare to existing 5.5-inch competitors? We choose two other flagship devices and pick the best based on the hard numbers.

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