Notebookcheck

Windows

     restrict settings
additional restrictions: Windows
External USB-C SSD review – The best external SSD for the new MacBook Pro and Windows competitors

External USB-C SSD review – The best external SSD for the new MacBook Pro and Windows competitors

We review modern USB-C SSDs from Samsung (T3), WD (G|Drive), Angelbird (SSD2go PKT), SanDisk (Extreme 900) and a USB 3.1 USB-C case for M.2-SSDs from DeLock. Which drive is the fastest and how much power do they consume? We will answer these questions in the following article.
Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

82% Dell Latitude 3189 (N4200, HD) Convertible Review

Made to be robust! Dell has combined an 11.6-inch laptop with an energy-efficient CPU. According to the manufacturer, this combination should enable the notebook to survive an entire day at school. We have decided to take a closer look at these claims. Find out whether the Latitude 3189 can keep what it promises in our detailed review.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Asus FX553VD

83% Asus FX553VD (7700HQ, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Searching for the Exceptional. We are taking the Asus FX553VD into our test regimen and evaluate if the FX553 lives up to Asus' motto "in search of incredible," or whether Asus has to continue to search. Compared to its sibling model which is equipped with a GTX 1060 at almost the same price, can the notebook collect enough positive arguments for a purchase?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Dell Latitude 3180 (N4200, HD) Laptop Review

80% Dell Latitude 3180 (N4200, HD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting. The 11.6-inch Latitude comes with a fast SSD, silently running system, and long battery life. Dell demands quite a high price for the laptop. Approximately 580 Euros (gross, ~$622) is due. The Windows 10 Pro operating system is a major reason for this price level.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Qualcomm confirms Windows notebooks powered by Snapdragon 835 (Source: mspoweruser.com)

Qualcomm confirms Windows notebooks powered by Snapdragon 835

The Windows 10 ARM notebook is on schedule for a Q4 2017 launch as initially rumored. Qualcomm aims to challenge Intel in the mobile PC space where the chipmaker has held a near monopoly.
Lenovo E31-80 (6200U, HD) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo E31-80 (6200U, HD) Laptop Review

Mobile companion. Lenovo's 13.3-inch laptop delivers good battery runtimes, a solid-state disk and a quiet system noise. It uses Windows 10 Pro as the operating system. The incorporated display is not convincing.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
The HP ZBook Studio G4 combines killer specs with design. (Source: HP)

HP introduces updated ZBook mobile workstations

HP has revealed updates to its ZBook line of workstations, including the long-awaited ZBook Studio G4.
Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Without stamina. With the V510-15IKB, Lenovo offers a quiet 15.6-inch device for work. It is well equipped: Among others, it comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, Windows 10 Pro, and an IPS display. However, the battery runtimes are disappointing.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible tablet up for pre-order in the US starting tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Book pre-orders in the US to begin tomorrow

This Windows convertible that made its debut back in February at MWC is finally ready to hit the US market. The pre-order prices start at $630 USD for the 10.6-inch model and $1,130 USD for the 12-inch model ($1,300 USD for the LTE variant).
The next Windows 10 upgrade may bring Power Throttling to PCs with modern processors. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft commits to releasing major Windows 10 updates biannually

Expect Windows 10 feature upgrades to be released twice a year: in March and September. Microsoft says that it will employ this new strategy of predictability to make updates easier to deploy, especially for business customers.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Chuwi SurBook and SurBook mini tablets might arrive with Windows 10 and Linux variants

Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets

These upcoming slates use both the Intel Celeron N3450 but come in different sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch. Both feature 6 GB RAM and are expected to come with Windows 10 or Linux on board.
The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

Microsoft's "Chromebook killer" could soon be revealed as the newest member of the Surface family. An ARM-based system with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is likely in order to reduce costs.
The GP72X features a 17.3" screen and up to an Nvidia GTX 1060 in a portable package. (Source: MSI)

MSI unveils thin-and-light GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro gaming notebooks

Starting at $1,099, both notebooks pack at GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 (3 GB) into a relatively small and light chassis.
HP Pavilion 15t-bc200 X7P44AV (7700HQ, UHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

79% HP Pavilion 15t-bc200 X7P44AV (7700HQ, UHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

A sharper image… The latest Pavilion 15t to make the trip through our labs features all the same amenities of the previous configuration, but accompanied now instead by a higher-resolution display. Could this be what the Pavilion needed to earn top marks?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
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.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

April 2017 update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

April 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

April 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros

April 2017 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.
Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T570 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

More compact. Lenovo has equipped its 15-inch business classic with a new case and offers an attractive package in many areas. However, there are still some performance bugs, and the Chinese manufacturer is still using a mediocre Full HD panel.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Acer Aspire VX5-591G (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire VX5-591G (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050 Ti) Laptop Review

Limited fun. Actually, Acer's new multimedia laptop designed for gaming is convincing in most aspects - only that the conventional hard drive does not really match to the high-performance technology and it really slowed things down in the test. We recommend opting for another version or retrofitting it with an SSD.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship to receive Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update to hit only 13 handsets

The new software should roll out to most compatible handsets in the coming days, but Microsoft confirmed an issue with the new Windows 10 update for mobiles as well. The company is working on fixing this problem, so all supported units get the Creators Update promptly.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Core i5, Full HD) Convertible Review

88% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (Core i5, Full HD) Convertible Review

A true favorite! HP’s EliteBook series stands for high-end business laptops. In this review, you will find out if HP can follow up on their promises with this EliteBook x360 1030 G2.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review

A fiery temper within a compact design. If the largest PC manufacturer had it their way, the Lenovo X270 would become the ultimate mobile companion. In our detailed review, you will find out why there might be better alternatives after all, and why Lenovo should change a few things for the next ThinkPad X2xx.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Garmin Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker now available for purchase

Garmin Vivosmart 3 now shipping

This fitness tracker features the Elevate wrist heart-rate technology with 24/7 hear rate monitoring, also being capable of determining the user's VO2 maximum level. Garmin's Vivosmart 3 has a suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.
HP refreshes Pavilion and Pavilion x360 series for 2017

HP refreshes Pavilion and Pavilion x360 series for 2017

The "Lift hinge" design of the Envy series will now trickle down to the affordable Pavilion series while the Pavilion x360 convertibles get new metal surfaces and support for active stylus pens.
Asus X555DA (A10-8700P, FHD) Laptop Review

73% Asus X555DA (A10-8700P, FHD) Laptop Review

Slow and outdated. AMD's Carrizo platform has not aged well. Performance is slower than a U-class Intel processor while offering shorter battery life and an overall poorer experience.
AMD A10-8700P | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion monthly active users

Facebook Messenger reaches 1.2 billion monthly active users

After breaking the one billion users barrier back in May, Facebook Messenger moves to a whole new level and leaves behind the 1.2 billion users mark, also increasing the number of messages sent per active user.
Microsoft's cryptic invite is short on details.

Microsoft's upcoming spring event now has a location and date

A Microsoft invite reveals that its spring event, which takes place before the Build 2017 conference, is scheduled for May 2 in New York City. It's not clear which, if any, products will show up.
Teclast X5 Pro Windows 10 tablet with Intel Kaby Lake processor

Teclast X5 Pro now available for $499.99 USD

This tablet can be acquired for $499.99 USD without the magnetic detachable keyboard, its specs including a 12.2-inch display, the Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB internal storage, all with Windows 10 on top.
In 2015, it was cited as the means by which cyber-attackers stole more than £20m from British bank accounts. (Source: BBC)

Researchers: Microsoft Office security hole exploited by hackers and government agencies

Microsoft recently released a security patch to resolve a vulnerability in Microsoft Office. Attackers, including malware distributors and cyber-espionage groups, are exploiting the flaw to seize control of users' systems.
After installing the BIOS update, many users are unable to get past the Dell logo.

PSA: Latest XPS 9560 BIOS (1.2.4) may brick notebook

Dell's latest BIOS update for the XPS 9560 (1.2.4) is causing some users' laptops to be bricked after installing. There are two simple methods to make the system bootable again, however.
Misfit Flare fitness tracker now available for $59.99 USD

Misfit Flare fitness tracker now official

This basic fitness tracker uses an aluminum frame and is waterproof up to 50 meters, offering up to six months of autonomy (it uses a replaceable CR1632 coin cell battery), as well as compatibility with Misfit App and Misfit Link App.
 

Windows 10 Creators Update now rolling out worldwide

This long-awaited update is finally available to all Windows 10 users, its new features including a whole new Paint program that was designed with 3D modeling in mind, game streaming with Beam, Game Mode, and many others.
At least one of the three is a notebook with a 360-degree hinge that lets you place the keyboard to the rear of the screen. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Huawei's upcoming MateBook X leaked online

Newly leaked pictures and benchmark listings suggest that Huawei is following up on last year's MateBook with three new devices: the MateBook E, X, and D.
The Lenovo Blade features a unique approach to hybrid notebooks. (Source: iF World Design Guide)

Lenovo Blade aims to prove that the company isn't a one-trick innovation pony

Following in the Yoga Book's unconventional footsteps, Lenovo is back with an even more radical notebook design. Dubbed "Blade," the 2-in-1 device is at once a Windows laptop and Android tablet, and employs a unique mechanism for linking the two.
Huawei MateBook convertible tablet successor surfaced on FCC

Huawei WX9 tablet hits FCC

Not long after a benchmark leak that revealed what appeared to be a Huawei MateBook Pascal model, one that has a similar codename has been spotted at FCC. Its specs are expected to include a Kaby Lake processor and 8 GB RAM.
Lenovo is the best overall laptop brand, according to Laptop Mag. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo dethrones Apple in Laptop Mag's "Best & Worst Laptop Brands" list for 2017

Lenovo has claimed the top spot from Apple in Laptop Mag's annual brand ranking. The Cupertino giant fell to 5th place due to controversial design changes in its Macbook and Macbook Pro lines.
Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

84% Asus ASUSPRO P4540UQ (7200U, 940MX, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Untiring. Asus is also active in the area of business notebooks. The well-equipped 15.6-inch model ASUSPRO P4540UQ challenges the established models of the competition. In terms of battery runtimes, Asus can score a victory.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. 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.
Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available in Taiwan for $9000 USD

Monstrous Acer Predator 21 X notebook now available for $9000 USD

The curved 21-inch laptop has launched in Taiwan with GTX 1080 SLI graphics, a backlit mechanical keyboard, and Tobii eye-tracking cameras.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 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.
Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

82% Nexoc G739 (Clevo N870HK1) Laptop Review

Large entry-level gamer. The Nexoc G739 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a strong Kaby Lake Core-i7 and the new Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. But the downside of the good performance is high emissions.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

April 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$834) 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.
Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

85% Gigabyte Aero 14 (7700HQ, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Breezy marathon runner. The Aero 14 is Gigabyte's first attempt at a mobile gaming laptop. The recipe for this seems quite simple, really. Start with high-end hardware, a well-made aluminum case, add a WQHD display and season to taste with a surprisingly capable battery. This much we can tell already: it performs very well but even this jack of all trades doesn't come without compromises.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

Chuwi announces Lapbook 12.3 with Apollo Lake

The Lapbook 12.3 is coming this month with its oddball native 2736 x 1824 resolution display and Celeron N3450 SoC.
Game console emulators like Nesbox will no longer be available on the Windows Store. (Source: Nesbox)

The Windows Store has officially banned emulators

Microsoft's latest policy change for the official Windows Store bans emulators outright. However, the software can still be found and downloaded online.
Scorpio will offer 50 percent more memory than the PS4 Pro, going up to 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM. (Source: The Verge)

Microsoft announces Xbox Scorpio specs

Project Scorpio, the name Microsoft uses to call their successor the Xbox One, was called “the most powerful console ever,” and today the company showed that this isn't just marketing language. According to Digital Foundry, the current Xbox and Playstation have been left in the dust by the new hardware.
...
The PX7 Pro SE is a notebook capable of server workloads. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom unveils lightweight PX7 Pro SE Mobile Server

The notebook is designed for heavy server loads and packs an Intel Xeon E3-1505M, up to 64 GB of ECC memory, and up to 16 GB of RAID 0/1/5 storage.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a loyal reader of notebookcheck? Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Especially wanted: 
Review Editor - 
Details here
News Editor - Details here

 

 

 

 

Tags

Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > Topics
Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)