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best chromebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Chromebooks

January 2019 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.
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

January 2019 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

January 2019 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

January 2019 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

January 2019 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 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

January 2019 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

January 2019 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.
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

January 2019 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 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

January 2019 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

January 2019 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

January 2019 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

January 2019 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.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

January 2019 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

January 2019 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.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

January 2019 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.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

January 2019 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.
Even though ZTE was on the brink of bankruptcy due to the U.S. trade embargoes, the Chinese company managed to overcome the problems and released some of the best performing models of 2018. (Source: AnTuTu)

AnTuTu's December Top 10 Android handhelds unveiled

This does not happen too often, but December 2018 brought an all-Chinese roster for the best performing Android handhelds. ZTE's Nubia Red Magic Mars and Nubia X managed to place first and 10th, respectively. Huawei showed a solid...
AMD and Nvidia made considerable efforts to meet the outstanding GPU demand in early 2018, but the crypto crash hit the two companies hard in late 2018. (Source: MarketWatch)

Q4 2018 stocks: AMD on the rise, Nvidia crashes hard

Despite the steep losses in the GPU sector suffered by both AMD and Nvidia, the red team managed to see stock appreciation thanks to the CPU division. Nvidia was not that fortunate and took a hard dive in Q3 and Q4, but things sho...
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

January 2019 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.
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

January 2019 Update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck Editors’ Choice Awards 2018

The Best Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets - Editors’ Choice Awards 2018

The best that this year has to offer. 2018 is at its end, which makes it the appropriate time for us to take stock of the devices that have graced our offices in the last 12 months. The year has been full of great releases, which we have combined into several handy categories for your reading pleasure. Read on to find out which laptops, smartphones and tablets our editors have been charmed by the most in the last year.
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

January 2019 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.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

January 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

January 2019 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as 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.
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

January 2019 Update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Top 10 Smartphones on Amazon

Our take on the top 10 bestselling smartphones on Amazon

December 2018 update. In this article, you will find NotebookCheck's overview of the top 10 bestselling smartphones on Amazon.com. Read on to find out what we think about these bestsellers and whether they actually perform well or not for various use cases. We will keep this constantly updated to cover new bestselling smartphones every month.
Top 10 notebooks on Amazon

Our take on the top 10 bestselling laptops on Amazon

December 2018 update. In this article, you will find NotebookCheck's overview of the top 10 bestselling laptops on Amazon.com. Read on to find out what we think about these best sellers and whether they actually perform well or not for various use cases. We will keep this constantly updated to cover new bestsellers every month.
The leaked benchmarks show how the upcoming Ryzen 3000 mobility ULV CPUs are almost on par with Intel's mobile CPUs from 2-3 years ago. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD's Ryzen 3000 Picasso laptop CPUs get leaked benchmarks

Previous Ryzen mobility solutions were not that great compared to the desktop counterparts, and it looks like the upcoming Ryzen 3000 Picasso mobility chips are still a bit slow compared to Intel's processors. The leaked Geekbench...
It looks like the 2060 mobility GPU will also include ray tracing features and the first tests put it just above the GTX 1070 Max-Q version. (Source: Nvidia)

More details on Nvidia's RTX 2000-series mobility GPUs emerge, leaked Lenovo / HP / Asus laptop benchmarks included

Tum Apisak is back with a bunch of exciting leaks regarding the performance of Nvidia's mid-range and high-end mobility GPUs based on the Turing architecture. First off, the RTX 2060 will get a regular and a Max-Q version, and it ...
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

December 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.
Early samples of the Snapdragon 855 appear to be marginally faster than the Exynos 9820. (Source: CNet)

Snapdragon 855 beats Samsung's Exynos 9820 in latest AnTuTu benchmarks

The Exynos-powered models from previous Galaxy S models appeared to be slightly faster than the Snapdragon versions, but it looks like the situation is now reversed for the upcoming Galaxy S10 handhelds. Early samples of the Exyno...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

December 2018 Update. Current smartphones are not just getting bigger and faster, they are also getting more and more fragile with each generation. Besides the display, the case is often made of glass as well and therefore subject to shattering when dropped. However, special-made and certified rugged smartphones are made to withstand massive abuse even without any protective shells. Here are the best outdoor smartphones reviewed by us.
AdoredTV's proposed Ryzen lineup looks quite optimistic, but keep in mind that the original Ryzen CPUs lowered the entry level for octa core CPUs from $1000 to just $300.

Tech Analyst AdoredTV leaks alleged specs of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series

AdoredTV is well known for his previous leaks on AMD's upcoming Rome server CPU and Nvidia's current gen Turing GPUs. It's not entirely surprising that he has come across some information which he once again recommends we take wit...
The latest Antutu benchmark rankings are dominated by two chipsets. (Source: The Leaker)

OnePlus appeared twice on Antutu's top 10 for November, but Huawei got all the top spots

The OnePlus 6 and 6T grabbed the ninth and sixth place in the top 10 in terms of Antutu benchmarks for November. However, the Kirin 980 allowed Huawei to bag all top 3 rankings, and the Honor Magic 2 to come in fourth. The rest of...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q4 2018 Update. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
As seen here, the 700 MHz overclock alleviates this GPU bottleneck and increases performance by more than 10%. (Source: TechEpiphany)

AMD's cheap Athlon 200GE can be overclocked on MSI's B350M Gaming Pro

It was discovered recently that AMD's Athlon 200GE processor, which is regarded as a great budget option, can actually be overclocked despite being officially a locked part. Overclocking enthusiasts discovered that MSI, perhaps by...
Apple's stock price has been on a rollercoaster this year. (Source: Google)

Despite continued struggles, Apple says iPhone XR is "most popular iPhone" since its launch

Apple became the world's first trillion dollar company this past August. Since then, the Cupertino giant has struggled to hit sales targets for its latest iPhone family. Despite this, Apple VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak sai...
Top 10 Notebooks on Amazon

The Best-selling Notebooks on Amazon in review

December Update. Here you will find the top 10 best-selling notebooks on Amazon. Read this article to find out how well these laptops did in our extensive reviews and for whom they are best suited. This top list is continually updated, checked and commented on by our editorial team.
Even though the AIB GPU sales saw a decline in Q3, the overall GPU market (iGPUs and mobility GPUs included) is still on a positive trend.  (Source: playkey.net)

Desktop AIB GPU sales took a 16% y-o-y dive in Q3 2018, with 19.2% decrease over Q2 2018

Jon Peddie Research informs that the GPU market is doing relatively well, even though the AIB GPU sales saw a significant decline. The overall GPU sales (including iGPUs and mobility GPUs) were up 10.64% compared to Q2 2018, and I...
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

November 2018 Update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that will not break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
The best alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air

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

November 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.
The best Windows alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

November 2018 Update. Apple's MacBook Pro 15 offers very high performance. But the world of Windows also has several interesting devices to offer in the area of high-performance 15-inch notebooks. Read on to find out more about our top competitors for Apple's high-end laptop.
Our first Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake-U benchmarks are in and performance is almost indistinguishable from the Core i7-8550U (Image source: PC World)

Our first Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake-U benchmarks are in and performance is almost indistinguishable from the Core i7-8550U

Whiskey Lake-U doesn't offer much in terms of performance enhancements over its immediate Kaby Lake-R predecessor based on our initial benchmarks with the Asus Zenbook UX433. It's largely forgettable if you already own a Kaby Lake...
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 starts showing up in benchmarks. (Source: Digital Trends)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 spotted in Final Fantasy XV Benchmarks, shows a 30% performance increase from the GTX 1060

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 has made an appearance in the Final Fantasy XV benchmarks. This is probably the first sighting of the card in the wild and according to this benchmark, the RTX 2060 seems to perform somewhere between th...
The best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 13

November 2018 Update. A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio.
The Snapdragon 8150 may be the best SoC for AI in 2019. (Source: HotHardware)

Leaked AI benchmarks place the Snapdragon 8150 in the lead, Helio P80 not too far

In leaked AI benchmarks, the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 SoC managed to score the highest among all other SoCs featured in Android phones. The Snapdragon 8150 scored 22,082 points with the Mediatek Helio P80 coming in a clos...
Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

November 2018 Update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.
The new CoD: Black Ops 4 bundle will be available starting November 27. (Source: Sony)

Sony celebrates 5 years of PlayStation 4, releases outstanding sales figures

The PS4 console proved to be more successful than the XBox One over the past five years, and Sony prepared a special infographic covering some interesting sale figures including total units sold, total game titles sold, best-selli...
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Zen+ or Zen 2? (Source: Userbenchmark)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U rears its head in first benchmarks, throws up the Zen+ or Zen 2 conundrum

References to a new AMD APU, the Ryzen 7 3700U, have been spotted online leading to speculation as to whether this could be a Zen+ or a Zen 2 part. The Ryzen 7 3700U sports the same clocks and core counts as the Ryzen 7 2700U and ...
Nvidia's RTX technology utilizes ray tracing to bring realistic reflections, lights, and shadows to video games, but it is extremely intensive on compatible GPUs. (Source: PCMag)

RTX on or off? Battlefield V's RTX implementation cuts performance in half for Nvidia's RTX series GPUs

When the Turing based RTX series launched in October, zero games supported RTX technology. However, that finally changed with this new RTX focused patch for Battlefield V, the world's first RTX compatible game. However, "RTX on" d...

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