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Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey

Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey - Who has the best laptop service?

To find the notebook that is best suited for your individual requirements is one thing, but what happens when there are software or hardware problems? How good are the business services really? We asked our readers about their experiences with the service and support from their favorite manufacturers. Find out about the outcome of our survey with more than 1000 participants here. Update 25.04.2018: English Graphs added.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

Update April 2018. 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 LN2 setup used for overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC Gamer / Der8auer on YouTube)

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to a whopping 6 GHz on LN2

Famed overclocker 'der8auer' has managed to overclock the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X to cross the 6 GHz on all cores. He managed to achieve this by first selecting the best CPUs for the task and then subjecting them to LN2 cooling. Con...
Ripple was initially released in 2012 and has a supply limit of 100 billion XRP. (Source: Express)

Get off the Bitcoin bandwagon, Ripple is on the rise

The cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) has been performing well lately and may hit a price of US$1.00 in the near future. Like many virtual currencies, it has dropped in value over the last few weeks, reaching a low of US$0.48 as recentl...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
The cooling solution on the new GTX 11xx cards will probably be very similar to that found on the Titan Xp (Source: WCCFTech)

Nvidia GTX 1180 specs and performance data leaks out

The next gen Geforce GTX 1180 GPUs from Nvidia could end up 50% faster than the GTX 1080, based on extrapolated data from the Volta architecture. Previously rumored to be released in July this year, the GTX 1180 might get a US$700...
AMD Ryzen 5 2600. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 takes on the Intel Core i5-8600K in first benchmarks

Initial benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 are out and the Zen+-based 'Pinnacle Ridge' chip trades blows with the similarly priced Intel Core i5-8600K in most benchmarks. The Ryzen 5 2600 shows very good performance in synthetic b...
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X outpaces the Intel Core i7-8700K in more ways than one in first benchmarks

The AMD Ryzen 2700X was given a test drive ahead of its official announcement and the CPU has managed to put up an impressive show. The Ryzen 2700X has managed to beat or come in close proximity to the Intel Core i7-8700K in gamin...
Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

Opinion | Windows 10 on ARM: DOA?

With the promise of all-day battery life, always-on LTE, and smartphone-like standby and resume, the first Windows 10 on ARM devices are here. Windows 10 on ARM may be great feat of engineering, but it does come with limitations u...
IDC suggests the uptake of Windows 10 systems in the business sector has helped companies like HP, Dell, and Lenovo. (Source: TheStreet)

Dell and HP enjoy growth in global PC market share

Market intelligence provider IDC has released a report detailing the state of the worldwide traditional PC market for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18). According to the data, both Dell and HP have seen increases in market share in...
The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

PowerBook. 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. Updated January 2018.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

Update April 2018. 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 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Update April 2018. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - 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 Radeon RX 500X series now have OEM-specific variants. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches OEM-specific Radeon RX 500X-series GPUs for desktop and mobile

AMD has released OEM-specific variants of RX 500 GPUs for both desktop and mobile. Dubbed the RX 500X, this is a simple re-badging exercise for OEMs help in advertising new systems. The RX 500X series are exactly the same as their...
Zotac's GTX 1080 Ti price dropped from US$1,400 to as low as US$919 throughout the month of March. (Source: WCCFTech)

AMD & Nvidia GPU prices are down 25% in March, supply is catching up

GPU prices dropped considerably throughout the month of March due to a series of factors that include: Amazon and Newegg refreshing their supplies more often, rumors about a possible July launch of the GTX 11 series and a late 201...
Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

The 8th generation 'Coffee Lake-H' chips for enthusiast notebooks are finally here. Intel is doing all it can to woo the masses back from AMD Ryzen by increasing core counts and boosting clocks. This generation also sees the rebranding of the Core i7-HK series as the 'Core i9'. Intel naturally claims significant improvements over the 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' but does it actually hold true? What do the new CPUs mean for the mobile enthusiast? Our preliminary review of new 'Coffee Lake-H' Core i7-8750H-powered notebooks tells what's improved and what's not. We also list out some of the notebooks that will debut this Spring sporting the new chips.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Our first Core i7-8750H benchmarks are in and it's 50 percent faster than the Core i7-7700HQ (Image source: Intel)

Our first Core i7-8750H benchmarks are in and it's 50 percent faster than the Core i7-7700HQ

The Core i7-8750H offers the biggest leap in performance that the 45 W HQ-Series has seen in years. Its CineBench R15 Multi-Thread score of 1168 points is just 15 percent slower than a stock Core i7-8700K. Actual performance, howe...
The devastating guided missile is the latest weapon to be added to Fornite's arsenal. (Source: Metro News)

Fortnite gets new patch and beats Minecraft on YouTube

Epic Games has released patch v3.4 for Fortnite, and among the numerous bug fixes there is also a new weapon for players to become familiar with. This large update was swiftly followed by patch v3.4.1 which dealt with a couple of ...
The 8 core Intel 'Coffee Lake-S' will launch later this year. (Source: Hot Hardware)

Unnamed 8-core Intel Coffee Lake-S spotted in 3DMark database, Z390 chipset on the anvil

A reference to an unnamed Intel 8-core CPU has popped up in the 3DMark database and while the information at hand is scarce, all indications point to it being a 'Coffee Lake-S' chip. As per earlier leaked roadmaps, the new 8-core ...
Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: Evan Blass)

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro get listed on Geekbench

The upcoming Huawei P20 Pro has been spotted on Geekbench and has posted some good numbers albeit more or less in line with the scores posted by the P20. While benchmark numbers are not everything, the P20 and its Pro cousin fall ...
The Galaxy S9+ is the smartphone with the highest production cost released by Samsung to date. (Source: TechInsights)

Samsung is spending US$379.5 to produce a Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9+ is Samsung's costliest device to produce to date, but it's still less expensive than the iPhone X. Among the most expensive components integrated in the Galaxy S9 there are the Exynos 9810 SoC, the AMOLED screen and...
AMD Ryzen 2 shows significant performance gains over last year's Ryzen. (Source: Expert Reviews)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 get detailed in leaked review, available from April 19

AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600, got a full evaluation by SiSoftware and the numbers show overall performance improvements over the previous generation Ryzens. The benchmarks page and the results have been taken down but we now have concrete information about the TDP, clock speeds, and how much of a performance gain can be expected. Additionally, we also have information on the launch date and pricing of the new Ryzen 2 SKUs.
Agony will provide a grotesque survival horror experience. (Source: Steam)

Agony's PC requirements revealed

Madmind Studios, the developer behind Agony, has listed out the minimum and recommended PC requirements of the first person survival horror game. The listed requirements are not too high by today's standards but help in ensuring s...
The Ryzen 2 iterations are most than just incremental. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X benchmarks leak on Geekbench, show up to 18% higher performance than the previous generation

AMD's new Zen+ CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X and the Ryzen 7 2700X, have made their way to Geekbench and seem to have posted some impressive scores in comparison with their previous generation counterparts. The increased single-core an...
AMD has decided to put up an impressive Threadripper lineup for the coming years. (Source: Informatica Cero / Wccftech)

Leaked slides reveal that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 4000 will greet us in 2020

Leaked slides pertaining to AMD's Next-Gen High-End Desktop (NG HEDT) platform reveal that AMD is bullish with regards to continuing and refining its Threadripper lineage. The slides reveal three Ryzen Threadripper families starti...
Schematic of a convoluted neural network trained to predict the probability of a Kepler signal caused by a planet. (Source: Google Open Source Blog)

Want to join in NASA's search for exoplanets? Google's AI can help

Google has released its AI and ML tools that helped NASA discover new exoplanets such as the Kepler-90 i and the Kepler-80 g. Google's model helped search 670 stars out of the 200,000 stars observed by NASA's Kepler mission and ho...
Alleged OnePlus 6 hands-on images. (Source: OnPhones)

Snapdragon 845-powered OnePlus 6 pays a visit to AnTuTu, manages to beat the iPhone X

The upcoming OnePlus flagship, OnePlus 6, looks like the phone to watch out for in 2018 as it posted impressive scores in the AnTuTu benchmark beating contenders such as the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and even the iPhone X. The benchma...
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

Update March 2018. 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 budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

Update March 2018. 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 Euros (~$620 to $745), 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. Update February 2018
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

February 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$337) 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.
AMD Ryzen 2 will be based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture. (Source: AMD)

Details of the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X leak — 8C/16T at up to 4.2 GHz turbo clock

A second generation Ryzen chip has leaked in the wild and it looks like it will continue the Zen architecture's success story. The new Ryzen chip is seen listed as Ryzen 7 2700X and sports the same 8C/16T configuration as the Ryze...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pops up in an HTML5 test

A prototype Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has surfaced in an HTML5 test. While the test does not reveal any hardware details as such, it does seem apparent that the upcoming Note phablet will be sporting an 18.5:1 aspect ratio display sim...
Apple shipped 8 million wearables in 4Q17. (Source: NY Times)

Apple tops global wearables market

It seems Apple is now ready to dominate the global wearables market after the company claimed top spot in market share for the fourth quarter in 2017. According to data analysts IDC, Apple also led in market share and shipment vol...
Samsung has a winner in the Galaxy S9's display. (Source: The Daily Dot)

The Samsung Galaxy S9's color accuracy is "Visually Indistinguishable from Perfect"

DisplayMate had a lot of good things to say about the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9's display. The firm says that the Galaxy S9's OLED display sets new performance records that makes it better than most high-end displays availa...
The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

We examine the top 10 laptops users are actually buying to see how they may differ from what we believe are the best and most recommendable.
Ryzen 5 2600 is more than 30% faster in multi-core tests compared to the Ryzen 5 1600. (Source: GamerRevolution)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 "Pinnacle Ridge" CPU perfomance gets leaked

The Ryzen 5 2600 desktop CPU performs considerably faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 predecessor, but the Geekbench leaked specs and results might not even be final ones, as AMD could further improve base and boost clocks before the Ap...
An overview schematic of Intel's discrete GPU prototype. (Images: PC Watch)

Intel reveals prototype of their discrete GPU

Intel unveiled plans for a prototype of their discrete GPU at the San Francisco ISSCC (IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference) late last week. The 14 nm dGPU, which is still in an early prototype stage, features 1.5 bi...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

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. Update February 2018.
HP had 24.3% notebook market share in 2017. (Source: HP)

164.7 million notebooks were shipped in 2017

A report created by research company TrendForce has revealed a total of 164.7 million notebooks were shipped in 2017. This compares to 161.2 million units shipped in 2016 and a forecast of 163.8 million units expected to be shippe...
Apple shipped 13.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone.

Apple's iPad is still the world's best-selling tablet

Apple Inc. is still the world's best-selling tablet manufacturer according to recently released figures from IDC. Apple shipped more units in 2017 than both Samsung and Amazon put together.
Windows 10 adoption is on the rise. (Source: StatCounter)

Windows 10 edges out Windows 7 in global marketshare according to StatCounter

StatCounter's new analytics show Windows 10 overtaking Windows 7 as the Windows OS with the highest desktop market share up till January 2018. Although other analytics firms paint the opposite picture, the numbers are still strong...
Bad news may have pushed Bitcoin to the lowest prices possible, but this could prove an excellent time to buy some cryptocoins. (Source: Bitcointalkradio.com)

Bitcoin is down ~55% from its December US$20,000 peak

BTC dropped to almost US$8,000 as alarming news put the stability of all cryptocoins in a tight spot.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

February 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) 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 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Price contenders. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 Euros (~$285) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. Q1 2018 update.
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
Early benchmark released for Intel's new Core i7-8705G CPU with on-board AMD Radeon Vega graphics

Early benchmark released for Intel's new Core i7-8705G CPU with on-board AMD Radeon Vega graphics

Some early benchmarks of the new Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 taken at CES 2018 show some impressive power from the new Intel Core i7-8705G CPU paired with on-board AMD Vega graphics. While these benchmarks should be taken with a grain of s...
It's been a crazy month for Bitcoin owners. (Image: CryptoCompare)

BTC dives under USD $10,000 for first time since December, loses 50% over the past 30 days

Bitcoin has proved that it's not for the faint of heart this week. At one point today, BTC swooped down 10% for the day and hit a 35% loss for the week. Just in today's trading, BTC has seen losses and gains between 10% on each si...
The Acer Nitro 5 with AMD Ryzen on display at CES.

First benchmarks of the Acer Nitro 5 (2018): AMD Ryzen 7 2700U takes the Intel Core i7-7700HQ head on

Preliminary benchmarks of the AMD 'Raven Ridge' powered Acer Nitro 5 currently being showcased at CES 2018 show that the Ryzen 7 2700U can perform equivalently, if not better, than Intel's 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' Core i7-7700HQ. This is great news for multimedia enthusiasts as the Ryzen APUs offer a higher performance per dollar compared to the Intel equivalents.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6"
G.Skill Sniper X DDR4 RAM comes in three camouflage designs. (Source: G.Skill)

CES 2018 | G.Skill's new Sniper X DDR4 memory comes with a touch of camouflage

G.Skill has announced the availability of Sniper X DDR4 3600 RAM in a camouflage design that complements gaming PCs. G.Skill offers capacities up to 128 GB and the modules come with support for XMP 2.0.

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