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best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the best 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.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

September 2018 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

September 2018 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros 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 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

September 2018 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed 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 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Intel Core i9-9900K 5 GHz shown running the Cinebench R15 benchmark. (Source: Lau Kin Lam on YouTube)

Intel Core i9-9900K's leaked Cinebench score shows strong multi-core performance at 5 GHz

A Cinebench R15 multi-core score of the 8-core 16-thread Intel Core i9-9900K has leaked on the internet and the CPU has managed to score an impressive 2166 points at 5 GHz overclock on all cores. The video does not show single-cor...
Your next smartphone will likely be from the same manufacturer again according to study (Source: Morning Consult)

Your next smartphone will likely be from the same manufacturer again according to study

An analytics group recently polled 2200 adults early last month to study brand loyalty and how factors like income, age, or region may impact user decisions. Apparently, more than two-thirds of adults say they would stick to the s...
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best tablets 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.
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

September 2018 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

September 2018 Update. Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 USD/Euros, but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives.
Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

September 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

September 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Intel's first 8-core mainstream CPUs get a decent performance boost. (Source: ExtremeTech)

Intel Core gen 9 CPU series performance surfaces on Geekbench

The Geekbench scores place Intel's gen 9 CPUs ahead of the AMD competition, but the success of these chips will also depend on the launch prices. AMD's Ryzen 2 CPUs are selling like hot cakes due to a very good price/performance r...
Amazon only needed 25 years to become a trillion-dollar company, considerably less than the 43 years it took Apple to achieve the same feat. (Source: NDTV.com)

Amazon joins the US$ 1 trillion tech company club, breathes down on Apple's neck

It took Apple 43 years to become the first trillion-dollar US company, whereas Amazon managed the same feat in a little under 25 years, and it now threatens to take over the first position. Granted, Amazon started out as an online...
The Turing gaming flagships may prove to be overpriced, but the 2060/2070 models should sell well. (Source: PCWorld)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is only 35% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti in preliminary leaked benchmarks

Synthetic benchmarks might not offer definitive proof on how the new flagship GPUs from Nvidia perform versus the previous gen, and the drivers used are most likely not final either, so performance could slightly improve upon rele...
GPU-Z identifying the 1D10 variant of the GeForce MX150 in the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

IFA 2018 | The new Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 7000 sports a '1D10' NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU

We had an opportunity to play around with the new Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 notebooks at IFA 2018 and were glad to see that the 15 and 17-inch versions sport the '1D10' version of the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. The '1D10' version o...
The Snapdragon 8180/1000 is said to offer a 15W TDP envelope. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8180 for Windows 10 on ARM shows up on Geekbench

A Geekbench entry has surfaced for a new Qualcomm SoC and a closer examination reveals that this is indeed the Snapdragon 8180 SoC that was rumored to be in development exclusively for Windows 10 on ARM notebooks. The Snapdragon 8...
If this proves to be the RTX 2070 card, then the prices for the new cards are more than justified. (Source: PCMag)

Nvidia's RTX 2080 is only a smidge faster than the GTX 1080 Ti in leaked 3DMark Time Spy benchmark?

It is not clear if these results are provided by an RTX 2080 or 2070 card. Haters would quickly point out that if this is the RTX 2080, the price Nvidia is asking for the card is clearly unjustified. On the other hand, if this car...
Intel Core i7-9700K shown running at 3.6 GHz base clock on an ASRock Z370 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. (Source: Wccftech)

Intel Core i7-9700K shown to hit 5.5 GHz on all cores on water cooling

The upcoming Intel Core i7-9700K was recently spotted running on an ASRock Z370 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard and was found to have been overclocked to 5.5 GHz on water cooling. The overclocked Core i7-9700K showed impressive...
It looks like CEO Jensen Huang omitted to mention some of the performance-boosting technologies included with the new RTX 2000-series GPUs. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's RTX 2080 is 35% to 125% faster than the GTX 1080 in 4K games thanks to DLSS

CEO Jensen Huang somehow found it adequate to mention nothing about the DLSS tech that would boost the performance of the new RTX 20xx cards in his official announcement. If we are to believe Nvidia's graphs, the GTX 2080 is up to...
With such a limited ray-traced game catalogue for the RTX 2000-series, gamers are wondering if they should just buy the GTX 1080 Ti, which is getting quite affordable.  (Source: TechRadar)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti performance details emerge

Even though the ray tracing technology is adding a whole new dimension of realism to some soon-to-be-released games, everybody is wondering if the latest RTX 2000-series flagships are indeed worth the money. Initial reviews claim ...
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

August 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and 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.
Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Want to see a laptop with 12 cores and over 20 TB of internal storage? Eurocom can make it possible if enough users show interest. The reseller is collecting data to see how it can best approach building its next generation of gam...
The RTX 2080 founders' edition is rumored to come with a dual-cooler setup. (Source: Videocardz)

Alleged Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

Only one week away from the official announcement of the next gen gaming GPUs powered by the Turing architecture, and the leaked benchmarks are already starting to pop up on the Internet. This time it looks like an alleged RTX 208...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
Lenovo Yoga 530 sports a dual-channel memory configuration. (Source: JagatReview)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U-powered Lenovo Yoga 530 shown to trade blows with the Core i7-8550U

Lenovo has introduced the AMD Ryzen variant of the Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible notebook in without much fanfare and initial reviews seem to show promising performance. The Lenovo Yoga 530 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with R...
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
The Palm Pre 2. (Source: PhoneArena)

Palm PVG100 smartphone receives FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certifications

Filings of a new Palm smartphone with model number PVG100 have made it to the FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance certifications. The specifications of the Palm PVG100 are still unclear but from the Wi-Fi Alliance's certification, it can be se...
Huawei is only 5% market shares behind Samsung and 2019 might bring some surprises. (Source: Android Authority)

Huawei sold more phones than Apple in Q2 2018

Thanks to record-breaking P20/Pro smartphone sales and additional support from the secondary Honor brand, Huawei snagged Apple's second place for most handhelds sold in Q2 2018. The Chinese company also aims to break into the U.S....
The Intel Core i9-9900K might debut only in Q1 2019. (Source: HotHardware)

Leaked slides point to arrival of Intel Core i9-9900K in Q1 2019, Basin Falls Refresh 'Cascade Lake X' to debut in Q4 2018

Leaked slides have revealed that Intel's 9th generation 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' CPUs such as the Core i9-9900K will be available from Q1 2019. This comes as a surprise as we've been expecting a September 2018 launch so far. The sl...
The Core i9-9900K seems to have a lead over the Ryzen 7 2700X in the 3DMark Time Spy test. (Source: Overclock3D)

Intel Core i9-9900K shows up in 3DMark Time Spy, comfortably beats the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

The 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K has made its way to the 3DMark database and has scored an impressive 10,719 in the CPU only test and 9,862 when paired with the GeForce GTX 1080Ti. This score is comparatively higher than that of the...
Even though the crypto market went through a rough patch in the last two quarters, AMD's GPU sales are down only 4 %. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces highest revenues in 7 years despite crypto market decline

The Q2 2018 financial report presents revenues totaling US$1.75 billion, of which US$166 million represents net profits. Year over year comparison points out to a 64% increase, even though total revenues are down 3% compared to Q1...
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 2018 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.
The Intel Core i7-9700K will not feature Hyperthreading. (Source: Overclock3D)

Intel Core i7-9700K appears in first benchmarks, Hyperthreading to be a Core i9-exclusive feature in future Intel CPUs

The Intel Core i7-9700K made its way to the SiSoftware database and looks like it will be a non-Hyperthreaded part. Intel looks to reserve Hyperthreading for the Core i9 SKU from the next generation onwards, which makes the Core i...
A supplemental update to address throttling issues is now available. (Source: Apple)

Apple issues software fix to address thermal throttling in new MacBook Pro

Apple has issued a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 that addresses the throttling issues exhibited by the 2018 MacBook Pro. Those who have installed the update report that they are seeing improved performance in th...
60 percent of Apple employees say they are underpaid (Source: Teamblind)

60 percent of Apple employees say they are underpaid

In a survey conducted from July 16 through July 20, half of Google employees claim to be underpaid while nearly 14 percent of Facebook employees say they are making too much money.
CPU VRMs in the Core i9 MacBook Pro are devoid of any thermal interface. (Source: iFixit / MacRumors)

Throttling in the 2018 Core i9 Apple MacBook Pro traced to improperly set VRM power limits

A Reddit user has managed to find out the reason for the high throttling seen in the 2018 Apple MacBook Pros with the Intel Core i9 CPU and it turns out that it is due to power throttling of the VRM than thermal throttling of the ...
The upcoming GTX 1170 should be revealed this August along with the GTX 1180 and the GTX 1160 models. (Source: PCMRace)

Nvidia GTX 1170 beats GTX 1080 Ti in latest alleged benchmarks

The leaked 3DMark picture shows some outstanding specs for the GTX 1170, besides the benchmark score. Apparently, the next gen GPU will come with as much as 16 GB of GGDR6 VRAM running at 2.5 GHz, which already sounds a bit exagge...
Qualcomm claims superior cellular connectivity with the Snapdragon 845. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm claims the Snapdragon 845 offers superior cellular performance than the Intel XMM modems found in iPhones

Qualcomm published a blog post that it's X20 LTE modem-equipped Snapdragon 845 SoC offers superior mobile connectivity than other modems such as the Intel XMM 7480 and Intel XMM 7360 found in various iPhones. The data has been gat...
The Huawei P20 Pro's AI will decide the winner of the 'Spark A Renaissance' contest.

Huawei's 'Spark A Renaissance' photography competition has an AI judge

Huawei has launched a photography contest that uses an AI judge and a Leica pro photographer to decide the winner. Photographers need to submit their photos to the 'Spark A Renaissance' competition based on 5 different themes and ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

September 2018 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 topped the list of devices with high failure rates. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)

Report: Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Apple iPhone 6 were the 'worst performing' smartphones of 2017

Research firm Blancco has published a Mobile Device Repair and Security Report that throws up some interesting facts. The report puts Samsung as the OEM with the highest failure rate among Android manufacturers and the Xiaomi Redm...
Geekbench listing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Exynos 9820 SoC. (Source: Mobielkopen / Geekbench)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Exynos 9820 shows up on Geekbench

A somewhat intriguing listing of a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 powered by the Exynos 9820 has surfaced on Geekbench. The mention of the Exynos 9820 raises a question as to whether there will be two models of the Galaxy Note 9 as the upc...
Next gen Ti GPUs should arrive in Q2 2019, if Nvidia sticks to its usual launch schedule. (Source: Tech4Gamers)

Nvidia GTX 2080 Ti GPU test sample pops up in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

The benchmark entry mentions that the GTX 2080 Ti card is part of a “special supply for GSS", suggesting that this could be an early test sample sent to GRUS Spars Solver testers that assess the machine learning capabilities. Howe...
Huawei's quick charging standard outperformed competitors with the highest rate per minute. (Source: Hometop)

Quick charge comparison shows Huawei's SuperCharge is the fastest, followed by OnePlus's Dash Charge

A comparison of various different quick charge technologies has shown that Huawei SuperCharge has the highest charge rate, along with OnePlus Dash Charge. Meanwhile, the non-OEM specific technologies trail behind, as does Apple Fa...
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

July 2018 Update. Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks.
best chromebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

July 2018 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.

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)