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The Best Multimedia Notebooks

The Best Multimedia Notebooks

March 2024 update. Made for content creation, working on the go, and gaming multimedia notebooks are true jacks of all trades. Below, you will find the highest rated multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck.
Notebookcheck, 01 Apr 2024 03:48
The Best Ultra-Portable Notebooks

The Best Ultra-Portable Notebooks

Q1/2024 update. Particularly portable notebooks, also known as subnotebooks, are known for their particularly compact build, low weight, and long battery life. They tend to be the first choice of all road warriors and users who carry around their laptop wherever they go in order to work from wherever they are. Below, you will find the best subnotebooks reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 01 Apr 2024 03:48
The best mini PCs

The best mini PCs

Update March 2024 - Equipped with all the necessary basic functions for everyday use, mini PCs are a practical alternative to conventional desktop PCs. Based on mobile processors and components, they offer outstanding performance without requiring a lot of energy. Thus, efficiency, along with the compact design, is one of the main arguments for mini PCs. Find our favorites here, which have performed particularly well in our tests.
Sebastian Bade, 01 Apr 2024 03:48
The Best 17-inch Office Laptops

The Best 17-inch Office Laptops

March 2024 Update. Looking for a portable replacement for your old desktop computer? Affordable office notebooks with large 17-inch displays feel right at home on your desk at home and more often than not offer more than enough performance for everyday tasks such as word processor or browsing the web. Find our favorites below.
Notebookcheck, 30 Mar 2024 05:39
The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

March 2024 Update. The requirements for a laptop that is going to be used primarily for video and photo editing are rather unique. For example, a top-notch display paired with excellent application performance are two absolute must-haves. The following table contains an overview over the best laptops that meet the basic requirements for a portable workstation with a focus on video and photo editing.
Notebookcheck, 30 Mar 2024 05:28
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 200 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 200 Euros

March 2024 update. Looking for a great affordable smartphone? Below, you will find the best smartphones reviewed by us that cost less than 200 Euros, or around $240. Entry-level smartphones will require quite a few compromises from their users but are more often than not more than sufficient for simple tasks and perfectly adequate at running simple applications.
Notebookcheck, 29 Mar 2024 06:30
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

March 2024 update. The price range of less than 300 Euros, or around $350, is one of the best-selling smartphone segments. Phones in this price bracket tend to offer attractive price-performance ratios. If you are looking for a solid high-quality smartphone on a budget the following list of all smartphones for less than 300 Euros reviewed by us may help.
Notebookcheck, 29 Mar 2024 06:16
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

March 2024 update. Not too long ago the price bracket between 500 to 600 Euros was occupied primarily by flagship devices. Nowadays, these have moved on and can usually be found in price ranges north of 1,000 Euros, leaving the bracket around 500 Euros for occasional affordable high-end devices as well as older top-of-the-line premium smartphones. The latter may not be up-to-date any longer but can still be a great alternative.
Notebookcheck, 29 Mar 2024 05:54
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

The Best Smartphones

March 2024 Update. Smartphones have become an indispensable and universal tool of modern life. Be it keeping in touch with friends, preserving memories, providing entertainment, reading the latest news or shopping online: the list is endless. Finding the right smartphone is thus no easy affair. Listed below are the best smartphones as determined by our extensive review process.
Notebookcheck, 28 Mar 2024 08:35
The Best Budget Office Notebooks

The Best Budget Office Notebooks

March 2024 update. Equipped with everything required for daily basic day-to-day business use budget office laptops are a good choice for many users as they offer a great balance between price and features. Below, you will find our favorites with a particularly good price-performance ratio.
Notebookcheck, 28 Mar 2024 07:55
The Best Tablets for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Tablets for Less Than 300 Euros

Q1 2024 update. Here you will find the best tablets under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck, 28 Mar 2024 07:47
The Best Gaming Notebooks

The Best Gaming Notebooks

March 2024 update. Equipped with powerful processors and top-of-the-line graphics cards these gaming laptops manage to run even the latest PC games smoothly. Looking for the perfect gaming notebook? Below, you will find the best gaming notebooks reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 27 Mar 2024 08:29
The Best Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

The Best Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

March 2024 update. The model-specific allure of these thin & light gaming notebooks is their unique combination of very thin and lightweight cases on the one hand and powerful hardware on the other rendering devices particularly interesting to all users who intend to use their gaming laptops when out and about. Naturally, everyday work is another use case, but gaming is the most important aspect here. Below, you will find the best ultra-portable gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck.
Notebookcheck, 27 Mar 2024 08:14
The best notebooks for less than 1,000 Euros

The Best Notebooks For Under 1,000 Euros

March 2024 update. You can still find great laptops even if on a tight budget. The price range of less than 1,000 Euros is filled with multimedia all-rounders, ultra-portable notebooks, and convertibles. The following table contains an overview over the best notebooks reviewed by us, regardless of manufacturer.
Notebookcheck, 27 Mar 2024 08:03
The Best Camera Smartphones

The Best Camera Smartphones

March 2024 update. Photography has become the defining feature of modern smartphones. Thanks to incredible leaps in camera technology smartphones are now at a point where they can easily replace traditional digital point-and-shoot cameras. Complex software algorithms ensure that even a spontaneous snapshot will look great. Below, you will find the best camera smartphones reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 13 Mar 2024 15:14
The best notebooks for less than 600 Euros

The Best Bargain Laptops

March 2024 update. If price is the most important criteria for you when purchasing a new laptop then maybe this list will help you narrow your choices down. The following table contains an overview over the best laptops for less than 600 Euros reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 12 Mar 2024 14:28
The Best Business Notebooks

The Best Business Notebooks

March 2024 update. Designed for the tough requirements of everyday business needs in the office and on the road business notebooks are the backbone of every modern business. Their key features include a robust case, high-quality input devices, and a good balance between battery life and performance.
Notebookcheck, 11 Mar 2024 05:05
The Best Budget Gaming Notebooks

The Best Budget Gaming Notebooks

March 2024 update. These notebooks offer the best bang for the buck: maximum performance at a low price. They are thus ideally suited for beginners. Find your next gaming notebook that will balance your expectations with your budget below.
Notebookcheck, 11 Mar 2024 04:53
The Best Tablets

The Best Tablets

Q1 2024 update. When it comes to couch usage, gaming while out and about, taking notes, or even conducting research for school or work tablets have become increasingly popular and attractive devices. Even if Apple managed to establish itself as a dominant force in the tablet market they are not the only ones, and various exciting alternatives by numerous OEMs are available alternatively. Below, you will find the highest-ranking tablets we have had in review.
Notebookcheck, 10 Mar 2024 05:54
The Best Mobile Workstation Laptops

The Best Mobile Workstation Laptops

Q1 2024 update. Mobile workstations king when it comes to powerful business notebooks. Ideally, they combine typical business characteristics with powerful hardware optimized for reliability, stability, and performance. Below, you will find the best mobile workstations reviewed by Notebookcheck.
Notebookcheck, 10 Mar 2024 05:38
The flagship smartphones had their batteries depleted while running power-hungry apps. (DALLE 3-generated image)

X100 Pro vs iPhone 15 Pro Max: Vivo tops flagship phone battery comparison but Apple is the real winner

An interesting flagship phone battery comparison video has been posted pitting the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, the Oppo Find X7 Ultra, and the Vivo X100 Pro against each other. While...
Daniel R Deakin, 06 Mar 2024 19:54
Bitcoin halvenings (Source: ADVFN via Forbes)

Bitcoin breaks the $60,000 barrier once again

After spending more than two years at lower altitudes, Bitcoin returned above the $60,000 threshold earlier today. With a few months left until the next so-called "halvening" and thanks to favorable market conditions, Bitcoin coul...
Codrut Nistor, 29 Feb 2024 01:11
Top 3 most played Steam games in the last month (Source: Steam Charts)

Counter-Strike 2 remains Steam's most played game of the week as Palworld drops to third place

Palworld's surprising rise that seemed unstoppable was not enough to push it higher than PUBG, and now this title has problems keeping up with Counter-Strike 2. Palworld's player base has pushed it in the third place on February 1...
Codrut Nistor, 16 Feb 2024 15:27
The Best Compact Smartphones

The Best Compact Smartphones

Q1 2024 update. Smartphones with large display are a dime a dozen. However, things are rather bleak if you’re looking for a compact smartphone. Below, you will find the best compact smartphones reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 10 Feb 2024 11:06
The best laptops of winter 2024

The best laptops of winter 2024 - Comparison of 42 reviewed notebooks

Looking for a new notebook? In this comparison, we’ll pit the laptops we’ve reviewed in depth over the past months against each other and help you make the right choice quickly and effortlessly. Read on to find out which are the most highly rated laptops for different use cases, such as work, content creation, gaming and travelling.
J. Simon Leitner, 09 Feb 2024 08:42
The best smartphones winter 2024

The best smartphones winter 2024 - 16 reviewed phones compared

Companies generally avoid making significant announcements around Christmas. Nonetheless, we had the chance to test a number of interesting products from Google, Apple, Oppo, Xiaomi, and many more throughout the past quarter. Explore our thorough review to see our favorite choices.
Florian Schmitt, 08 Feb 2024 11:03
More than 2 million players enjoyed Palworld simultaneously today (Source: Pocketpair)

Palworld smashes the 2 million concurrent players barrier but fails to beat PUBG

From the peak of 1,864,421 concurrent players that was reached on January 23rd, the latest smashing hit of the gaming world, Palworld, is now above the 2,000,000 limit for the first time. However, more than 1,200,000 players still...
Codrut Nistor, 25 Jan 2024 00:19
Palworld has managed to beat Counter-Strike 2 as Steam's second most popular game in less than a week (Source: Pocketpair)

Palworld beats Counter-Strike 2 and becomes Steam's second most popular game of all time

With a new all-time peak value of 1,864,421 concurrent players, Palworld only needs to beat PUBG for the crown of most played game on Steam. However, while Counter-Strike 2 is less than 50,000 players behind, the difference betwee...
Codrut Nistor, 24 Jan 2024 02:34
Palworld in-game screenshot (Source: Palworld on Steam)

Palworld is the weekend's most played game and breaks into Steam's all-time top 5

With a peak value of 1,291,967 concurrent players so far, Palworld got the leading position on Steam for this weekend, ahead of Counter-Strike 2's 1,008,813. However, there are still four places left to conquer in the all-time ran...
Codrut Nistor, 21 Jan 2024 23:28
Indian smartphone market analysis chart Q1 2021 to Q4 2023 (Source: Canalys)

Samsung beats Xiaomi in India

While it left Samsung behind in 2022, Xiaomi lost the Indian smartphone market crown to its South Korean rival last year. According to Canalys, Samsung shipped 7.6 million smartphones in India during last quarter of 2023 while Xia...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Jan 2024 19:55
Best Chromebooks

The Best Chromebooks

February 2024 update. When it comes to inexpensive notebooks, devices with Google's Chrome OS have carved out a niche in the market. Chromebooks are usually a good choice for people who do not want to spend a lot of money, although they do require a permanent connection to the Internet to get the most out of them. In this article we will introduce the best models.
Notebookcheck, 16 Jan 2024 12:52
The Best Stylus Convertibles

The Best Stylus Convertibles

Q4 2023 update. Here you will find the best convertibles for pen/stylus inputs 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, 02 Jan 2024 11:06
Horizon Zero Dawn is reportedly leading the sales chart on Steam for Sony. (Source: Sony)

Leaked Sony Steam sales chart shows releasing PS exclusives on PC is paying off with millions of copies sold

It seems that Sony’s strategy of releasing PS-exclusive games on PC is proving quite beneficial with the company reportedly selling millions of Horizon Zero Dawn and God War copies on Steam. The information comes to us courtesy of...
Fawad Murtaza, 19 Dec 2023 13:25
The Best Convertible Laptops

The Best Convertible Notebooks (2-in-1 Laptops)

February 2024 update. Convertible laptops feature a special hinge that allows them to be used as both notebook and tablet. As a result, these laptops are incredibly versatile and cover a very wide array of use cases, from personal use on the couch or in the backyard to educational use to professional use where convertibles are often used and well-suited for presentations. Find the best convertables reviewed by us below.
Notebookcheck, 30 Nov 2023 13:44
The Best Windows Tablets

The Best Windows Tablets (2-in-1 Tablets)

March 2024 update. Modern Windows tablets almost always feature an optional keyboard, either as cover or dock, transforming the tablet into a traditional notebook. One benefit over convertible laptops is the fact that a detachable display allows for much more comfortable tablet use when compared to a convertible with 360-degree hinge. Below, you will find the best Windows tablets reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 26 Nov 2023 02:18
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X was released in October 2023 and is based on TSMC 5 nm FinFET. (Image source: AMD/Unsplash - edited)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X flexes as world's most powerful HEDT CPU by powering past all Xeon and EPYC chips on PassMark

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X has turned up on PassMark and immediately left its mark near the top of the CPU Mark table. The Zen 4-based Storm Peak part defeated all EPYC and Xeon chips in its path and was only kept off the to...
Daniel R Deakin, 26 Nov 2023 00:06
The Best Budget Multimedia Notebooks

The Best Budget Multimedia Notebooks

March 2024 update. Whether you are looking at gaming, office use, or photo and video editing, multimedia laptops cover a wide spectrum. Below, you will find the all-round notebooks with the best price-performance ratio as well as true bargains.
Notebookcheck, 25 Nov 2023 05:59
The best laptops of fall 2023

The best laptops of fall 2023 - 76 reviewed laptops compared

THE shopping season is right around the corner and already, lots of manufacturers have prepared themselves with extensive portfolios and the first of this season's deals. In the past weeks, we have thoroughly tested a whole variety of current laptops and in this article, we will be presenting the best of each class.
J. Simon Leitner, 19 Nov 2023 15:23
The Apple M3 series has made a powerful showing on the PassMark benchmark database. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple M3 series smashes past Raptor Lake and Dragon Range to dominate PassMark's laptop CPU single-thread chart

Four members of the Apple M3 series have landed on the PassMark benchmark site and have immediately secured the top four positions in the single-thread performance chart for laptop CPUs. The Apple M3, 11-core M3 Pro, 12-core M3 Pr...
Daniel R Deakin, 11 Nov 2023 00:21
Here are the best smartphones in autumn 2023

The best smartphones of autumn 2023 - Comparison of 26 phones reviewed

The release of the new iPhones in September was a highlight in the smartphone market this year. Similarly, companies like Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Xiaomi also showcased interesting devices. Read our overview to find out which phones received the best ratings from us and which devices are worth taking a closer look at.
Florian Schmitt, 09 Nov 2023 18:10
New AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX processors have been tearing up benchmark charts. (Image source: AMD)

New AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-Series processors wreak Zen 4 havoc on PassMark's high-end CPU benchmark chart

Six AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX-series processors have turned up on the PassMark benchmark site with two of the top-end parts occupying the top positions in the CPU Mark chart. The list is now headed by the 96-core Ryzen Th...
Daniel R Deakin, 31 Oct 2023 22:47
The Intel Core i9-14900KF showed its single-thread prowess on the PassMark benchmark site. (Image source: PassMark/@9550Pro - edited)

Intel Core i9-14900KF takes single-thread crown on PassMark but sits behind the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X for overall CPU performance

The Intel Core i9-14900KF has made its first appearance on the PassMark site, where it has immediately snatched the crown for top CPU performance in single-thread testing. However, the Raptor-Lake S Refresh i9-14900KF couldn’t qui...
Daniel R Deakin, 14 Oct 2023 23:21
The iPhone 14 series has racked up billions of dollars in sales for Apple since its launch in 2022. (Image source: Apple)

iPhone 14 Pro Max helps Apple rake in billions in first-half 2023 smartphone sales as Samsung stutters and Xiaomi vanishes

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max has been given the number one position in a chart of the global top 10 most-shipped smartphones for the first half of 2023 (1H23). In fact, Apple has taken up five slots in the table, including the top ...
Daniel R Deakin, 29 Aug 2023 16:02
The best laptops of summer 2023

The best laptops summer 2023 - 76 reviewed laptops compared

This laptop summer has something for everyone: Gaming laptops for every budget, smart-looking, energy-efficient and compact laptops, business devices for professionals and powerful multimedia allrounders for ambitious users - delights for every use case can be found at the peak of our top list pile. Among the reviewed laptops is the brand-new Apple MacBook Air 15. However, the top marks went to another candidate...
J. Simon Leitner, 07 Aug 2023 11:03
These are the best smartphones of summer 2023

The best smartphones summer 2023 - 33 reviewed phones compared

Over the course of the last 3 months, we have thoroughly tested the smartphones who set out to knock the reigning champions - Apple and Samsung - off their thrones. Xiaomi, Sony, OnePlus, Motorola, Oppo and Huawei all have great smartphones to offer.
Florian Schmitt, 06 Aug 2023 21:26
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

July 2023 Update. When looking for a laptop for school the requirements can be numerous. The following list contains our Notebookcheck laptop recommendations for K12 and college students, whether you’re looking for a laptop that won’t break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a high-end premium luxury device.
Notebookcheck, 25 Jul 2023 04:32
The Apple M2 Ultra offers support for 192 GB of memory while the M1 Ultra supported up to 128 GB. (Image source: Apple - edited)

24-core M2 Ultra lands on PassMark as highest-rated Apple silicon with promising workstation-level performance

A couple of samples of the Apple M2 Ultra processor have arrived at PassMark and have offered up very good results for the latest ARM-based SoCs out of Cupertino. The test suite score for the 24-core M2 Ultra leaves it rubbing sho...
Daniel R Deakin, 21 Jun 2023 23:40
Intel's Xeon w9-3495X shows more brute force per core than AMD’s more efficient EPYC 9654. (Image source: Intel/AMD - edited)

Intel Xeon w9-3495X vs AMD EPYC 9654: Sapphire Rapids shows giant strength per core but Genoa Zen 4 has the efficiency edge in battle of PassMark leaders

Intel’s Xeon w9-3495X workstation processor has affirmed its position near the top of PassMark’s High End CPU chart, becoming only the second chip to have settled on an average score over 100,000 points. However, the Sapphire Rapi...
Daniel R Deakin, 21 Jun 2023 22:34
The best laptops in the spring of 2023

The best laptops spring 2023 - 95 reviewed notebooks in comparison

The laptop year 2023 started brilliantly: New processors from Intel and AMD as well as new high-performance graphics chips from Nvidia were presented and provided decent performance increases in our test devices. Apple also followed up with the new M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs in the high-end range and launched new MacBooks. As usual, we list all laptops we tested in the past quarter and select the highlights of the Notebookcheck editorial team.
J. Simon Leitner, 11 May 2023 17:37
These are the best smartphones in spring 2023

The best smartphones spring 2023 - 33 reviewed phones compared

Spring is also the season for high-end cell phones: The latest generation of Samsung's Galaxy S series hit the market, plus other flagships around the Xiaomi 13 Pro or the Honor Magic5 Pro. You can find the best new phones and our personal favorites here.
Florian Schmitt, 11 May 2023 16:24

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