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Fast, lightweight, well-equipped business notebook.

Premium performance at a premium price: Asus ExpertBook review finds no weaknesses

Weighing just 1 kg, an OLED display with 5 million pixels and a CPU that exploits its full potential despite its slim design: the outstanding final score of the Asus ExpertBook is hardly surprising. Only one aspect should be viewe...
Mario Petzold, 14 Nov 2023 01:09
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3

Don't buy the new MacBook Pro 14 M3 as long as the old MBP 14 M2 Pro is still on sale

The MacBook Pro 14 M3 is Apple's new base model in the Pro lineup starting at $1599, but there are some areas where the new laptop is worse compared to the previous MBP 14 with the M2 Pro. If you upgrade the M3 to 16 GB RAM, it is...
Andreas Osthoff, 12 Nov 2023 14:14
ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11 Max: A boon for traveling memory junkies

ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11 Max: A boon for traveling memory junkies

Some people need more memory than everyone else - especially when virtualization comes into play. Often, laptops with a high amount of RAM are pretty big or heavy. The key selling point of the maximum configuration of the Lenovo T...
Benjamin Herzig, 11 Nov 2023 08:43
Google Pixel 8 Pro (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Google Pixel 8 Pro – Although convincing in the test, it is not a smartphone for everyone

Many years of updates, a bright OLED display, a thick battery, stereo speakers, an extensive camera setup, and much more: this is the Pixel 8 Pro. But behind many of the great features also hide some details that could be dealbrea...
Daniel Schmidt, 10 Nov 2023 20:12
Apple iPhone 15 Plus (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Apple iPhone 15 Plus – Forced to be worse

Although the more affordable large iPhone is able to deliver some results in our test that are to a large extent convincing, it also reveals some deficits that might turn into show stoppers for some interested buyers. So should yo...
Daniel Schmidt, 07 Nov 2023 01:27
Acer Swift Go 14 (2023) review: The quiet 14-inch laptop with a 2.9k OLED panel and a QHD webcam

MacBook Air Acer-style with OLED, USB 4 and a moderate price

The Swift Go 14 boasts a low weight (1.3 kg), an aluminum case and an OLED screen (2,880 x 1,800 pixels, 90 Hz) with a work-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio. Furthermore, the laptop features two USB 4 ports and a QHD webcam.
Sascha Mölck, 05 Nov 2023 14:12
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G6

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is now a thing of the past, instead, the ThinkPad P1 is now available

Lenovo's new ThinkPad P1 G6 performs admirably as a mobile workstation with fast GPUs and a vivid IPS display. At the same time, it replaces the previous multimedia flagship ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which is a questionable marketing c...
Andreas Osthoff, 04 Nov 2023 10:53
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 G8

Yoga Slim 7 vs. Yoga Pro 7 - The fight for Lenovo's best 14-inch subnotebook

Lenovo offers two very good 14-inch subnotebooks with the Yoga Slim 7 and Yoga Pro 7. We reviewed both models and compare them with each other.
Andreas Osthoff, 01 Nov 2023 14:11
Acer Predator Helios 18 reviewed: Desktop replacement with 1,000 nits display and RTX 4080.

Acer Predator Helios 18 reviewed: Desktop replacement with 1,000 nits display and RTX 4080

After the Helios 16 scored a strong overall rating of 90%, Acer is attempting to raise the bar even higher. The Predator Helios 18 shines with a strong HX CPU, RTX 4080 and a great MiniLED display. However, the stronger graphics c...
Christian Hintze, 31 Oct 2023 10:25
XMG Pro 16 Studio (Mid 23) review: The RTX 4070 laptop for gamers and creators

XMG Pro 16 Studio: Lots of power for gamers and creators

According to Schenker, the XMG Pro 16 Studio is a "professional workstation for content creation". The specs fit: Core i9, an RTX 4070, Thunderbolt 4 and a 16:10 display (QHD+, 240 Hz). A vapor chamber supposedly ensures optimum h...
Sascha Mölck, 24 Oct 2023 16:33
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G6

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Extreme is history, from now on you only get the ThinkPad P1

Lenovo's new ThinkPad P1 G6 is a very good mobile workstation with efficient GPUs as well as a bright IPS display. It also replaces the former multimedia flagship ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which is a questionable marketing decision.
Andreas Osthoff, 24 Oct 2023 10:03
The Dell Latitude 7340 only presented a few weaknesses during our test. (Image: Dell)

The compact Dell Latitude 7340 performs admirably during testing and is just slightly slower than the Latitude 7440

Dell's Latitude 7340 not only scores with its reduced dimensions and a weight of just over 2.4 lbs during testing, but can stand up to its slightly larger 14-inch sibling, the Latitude 7440, in terms of performance and endurance.
Marcus Schwarten, 21 Oct 2023 13:11
Schenker Vision 14 M23

The new Schenker Vision 14 2023 offers longer battery runtimes, but also lower maximum performance

Schenker's new Vision 14 offers a lot of the usual, but longer battery life is now possible thanks to optimizations. However, there are also drawbacks such as the lower maximum performance of the new Raptor-Lake processor and the ...
Andreas Osthoff, 19 Oct 2023 03:09
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16 retested: GeForce RTX 4060 now properly running at 90 W to 100 W

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16 retested: GeForce RTX 4060 now properly running at 90 W to 100 W

A replacement unit confirms that our original one was an outlier with graphics performance issues. Jumping from 60 W to 90 W with the mobile RTX 4060 will increase frame rates by as much as 15 to 30 percent.
Allen Ngo, 18 Oct 2023 18:00
Intel NUC X15 LAPAC71H review: The multimedia laptop with an Intel Arc A730M from US$1,050

Leftover Intel stock: The NUC X15 with Alder Lake and an Arc A730M on sale from US$1,050

The NUC X15 LAPAC71H boasts a moderate price, however, it only features tech from 2022 (Alder Lake). Adding to this is a Thunderbolt 4 port, space for two SSDs and a FHD screen.
Sascha Mölck, 17 Oct 2023 14:19
For the first time, the Xiaomi 13T Pro profits from the Leica partnership.

Xiaomi 13T Pro review verdict - A rarity: even switching from a 12T Pro could be worth it

The Xiaomi 13T Pro impressed us in our test with its powerful performance and very good Leica main camera. In comparison to the predecessor generation, lots has been improved on, meaning its many new features should make themselve...
Marcus Herbrich, 14 Oct 2023 15:19
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 impresses with fast performance and a bright OLED display.

Review summary of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: 11-inch OLED tablet with endless performance

Samsung has upgraded its top tablets, namely its Galaxy Tab S9 series, which comes in three sizes. The 11-inch screen of the regular Galaxy Tab S9 comes in OLED for the first time and impresses with blazing-fast system performance...
Benedikt Winkel, 14 Oct 2023 06:05
XMG Apex 15 (Late 23) review: The QHD gaming laptop with an RTX 4050 delivers good runtimes

XMG Apex 15 (Late 23): Powerful, frugal, quiet and with great stamina - Ryzen 7 and an RTX 4050 make it all possible

The XMG gaming laptop benefits from moderate noise emissions, comparatively low power consumption and still a high level of performance (Ryzen 7 7840HS, GeForce RTX 4050). Completing the setup are good runtimes and a moderate pric...
Sascha Mölck, 12 Oct 2023 15:57
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G4: Intel models are better for single core tasks

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G4: Intel models are better for single core tasks

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G4 is available with both AMD and Intel CPUs. In terms of multicore performance and GPU power, the Intel model with Raptor Lake U is inferior - at least, the Intel ThinkPad has the single core performance ...
Benjamin Herzig, 12 Oct 2023 14:43
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2

Microsoft's new Surface Laptops are expensive, but the products are not good enough

We reviewed Microsoft's latest Surface models Laptop Studio 2 as well as Laptop Go 3. While the Surface Laptop Studio 2 introduces some welcome changes, the Surface Laptop Go 3 did not really change all that much. However, both de...
Andreas Osthoff, 11 Oct 2023 16:38
We tested the €2,399 e-bike in September 2023 and found it to be mostly good. (Image source: Notebookcheck - edited)

Revisiting our Gazelle Esprit C7 HMS e-bike review: Quiet, reliable, and fun to use

CheckMag The Gazelle Esprit C7 HMS's low standover height, combined with quality Shimano components, makes for enjoyable rides and trouble-free day-to-day use. The 418 Wh battery allowed us to ride 70 km (43 miles) in the Alpine foothills ...
Sergey Tarasov, 10 Oct 2023 02:32
The Asus ROG Flow X13 offers a lot of power in a sleek package

Asus ROG Flow X13 (2023) in review: Impressive 13.4-inch gaming convertible that performs as good as it looks

The Asus ROG Flow X13 (2023) is a 13.4-inch gaming convertible, a segment that currently has very little competition. Despite the slim chassis, the Flow X13 manages to squeeze in a 65 W AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS and a 60 W Nvidia GeForce...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 09 Oct 2023 13:41
HP Envy x360 15 (2023) AMD

World's first IMAX Enhanced laptop: HP Envy x360 15 (2023) convertible with OLED display

This year's HP Envy x360 15 is a strong convertible overall with a competitive price-performance ratio. In addition to IMAX Enhanced certification, the convertible's highlights include a true-colour OLED display, an exceptionally ...
Philip Macdonald, 09 Oct 2023 04:34
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max

iPhone 15 Pro Max – Apple's big Pro did almost everything right in our test

The iPhone 15 Pro Max impressed us in our test by offering a comparatively large amount of updates. We have summarized all the most important points for you, while bringing attention to which aspects require more work.
Daniel Schmidt, 04 Oct 2023 15:05
The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is the crowning achievement of the Tab S9 lineup.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra - 3 reasons why Notebookcheck loved the colossal Android tablet

Samsung leads the premium Android tablet market with its Galaxy Tab Ultra, and its ultraslim design and fast, bright Dynamic AMOLED 2X display are just some highlights of the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra's features that impressed us in our...
Julian van der Merwe, 03 Oct 2023 19:57
Lenovo LOQ 16 reviewed: A capable gaming laptop at an affordable price

Lenovo LOQ 16 reviewed: A capable gaming laptop at an affordable price

"Affordable" is of course relative. You can already find gaming laptops with an RTX 4060 for less than 1,000 Euros (~$1,060). Our LOQ 16 costs around 1,500 Euros (~$1,591), with the price of the Legion series not far from that. So...
Christian Hintze, 02 Oct 2023 14:59
The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max offers a lot of tablet for its money.

Verdict on the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max 14 - A temptation for tablet fans

Not only is the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max an inexpensive alternative to the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra without PWM - but it also offers advantages that can't be found on the Samsung tablet. In our test, the mid-range tablet with an XXL display im...
Marcus Herbrich, 30 Sep 2023 14:07
It's easy to get lost in the sea of handhelds floating around nowadays.

3 of the best handheld gaming PCs we tested in 2023 put Valve's feet to the fire for Steam Deck 2 performance

The Steam Deck may still be the de-facto gaming handheld in 2023, but that doesn't mean there aren't alternatives. Companies like Asus, GPD, and OneXPlayer have all released excellent alternatives to the Deck that deserve consider...
Julian van der Merwe, 29 Sep 2023 00:38
The HP Victus 16 is a powerful laptop for gamers on a budget (image via HP)

HP Victus 16 in review: Core i5-13500HX and GeForce RTX 4050 combo results in a 1080p gaming powerhouse

The new HP Victus 16 switches things up by using an Intel Raptor Lake-HX chip, the Core i5-13500 HX. It is paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050. While it is technically an entry-level SKU, both components perform well but are he...
Anil Ganti, 28 Sep 2023 20:21
Captiva gaming laptop review: German distribution with unnecessary secrets about its origin

Captiva gaming laptop review: German distribution with unnecessary secrets about its origin

Gaming laptops and PCs manufactured by the German company Captiva are slowly making their way onto certain online stores. We have finally tested one - and it impressed us with its graphics performance. Unfortunately, the manufactu...
Christian Hintze, 27 Sep 2023 15:18
HP EliteBook 845 G10

HP's EliteBook 845 G10 is the better choice with the slower AMD Zen4 processor

The fastest components are not always the best, as proven by the EliteBook 845 G10. With the smaller Zen4 Ryzen 7 7840U processor, the business notebook is even better because the fan almost always remains inactive in everyday use...
Andreas Osthoff, 27 Sep 2023 01:07
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is a high-end tablet with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy.

Test verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: Ultra slim tablet improves in the details

The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is huge in several regards. In our test, the Samsung tablet scores with its slim construction that looks even more spectacular due to its size. Also aside from the case, we cannot find many negatives about ...
Marcus Herbrich, 25 Sep 2023 15:18
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4: OLED screen profits a lot from dark mode

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4: OLED screen profits a lot from dark mode

We have tested the compact Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 with an OLED screen. This made us realize again: When using an OLED screen, dark mode is a must.
Benjamin Herzig, 25 Sep 2023 11:44
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1

Lenovo improves the displays on the ThinkPad E14 & E16, but the keyboards are getting worse

Lenovo's new budget ThinkPads E14 & E16 are available with improved optional screens, which left a good impression during our reviews. The keyboards on the other hand are worse compared to previous models.
Andreas Osthoff, 21 Sep 2023 14:48
The trunk of the Fisker PEAR neatly stows away in the body panels instead of hinging open like a traditional trunk. (Image source: Fisker)

Fisker PEAR walkthrough reveals how the new EV both embraces and rejects Tesla Model 3 example thanks to stripped-back interior design

Fisker's Personal Electric Automotive Revolution (PEAR) is pitched as the ultimate electric urban car, thanks to its compact size, ample interior space, and a number of quirks that maximise interior comfort in a compact package. T...
Julian van der Merwe, 21 Sep 2023 08:16
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G4: ThinkPads should utilize magnesium more

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G4: ThinkPads should utilize magnesium more

Topic chassis: Lenovo has mostly used various types of plastic for ThinkPads. This saves money, but the ThinkPad X13 Yoga G4 shows that magnesium would be the better choice.
Benjamin Herzig, 20 Sep 2023 22:31
The Poco F5 is one of the first phones which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2

Poco F5 review verdict: You won't find it easy to find a better phone for under US$500

The Poco F5 impressed us in our test thanks to its great total package. Its Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 delivers awesome performance for a phone below US$500 and great efficiency. The Poco F5 only really features one weakness for a mid-ra...
Marcus Herbrich, 20 Sep 2023 17:57
With the Pixel Tablet, Google offers an exciting alternative to the Apple iPad 10 or Galaxy Tab S9.

Review verdict for the Google Pixel Tablet: The Google Tablet is a well-implemented concept

The Pixel Tablet won't revolutionize the tablet market but it does broaden the use case behavior for the masses. Although our review shows there is still room for improvement here or there, the fusion of a speaker and a tablet is ...
Marcus Herbrich, 15 Sep 2023 12:42
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 4: Intel version without performance punch

Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 4: Intel version without performance punch

Lenovo concentrates the Intel variety of the ThinkPad T14 2023 on the Raptor Lake U15 series. This leads to a better battery life and lower emissions, but the performance is not convincing.
Benjamin Herzig, 12 Sep 2023 12:11
HP EliteBook 1040 G10

HP's EliteBook 1040 G10 shows weaknesses in the display and fan management

The EliteBook 1040 G10 is HP's premium business laptop, but it shows some weaknesses in the test. Overall, the package is weaker than the EliteBook 845 G10, which offers faster AMD CPUs and a better 120-Hz display.
Andreas Osthoff, 10 Sep 2023 17:36
Huawei MatePad 11.5 with Smart Keyboard (photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Huawei MatePad 11.5: Affordable midrange tablet with powerful equipment

In our test, the Huawei MatePad 11.5 proves itself as a convincing overall package that still offers many options even without Google Services. We summarize the pros and cons for you again and show you how you can save a little mo...
Daniel Schmidt, 07 Sep 2023 15:13
Notebookcheck's YouTube channel has recently passed the 50k-subscriber mark. (Image source: NotebookcheckReviews on YouTube)

Notebookcheck celebrates 50k YouTube subscribers - a retrospective on the overhauled channel

Notebookcheck has just passed 50,000 subscribers on YouTube, publishing a healthy mix of reviews, product showcases, and spectacular b-roll. Our host and video lead, Alex Waetzel, works with the written review team to deliver top-...
Julian van der Merwe, 07 Sep 2023 08:54
LG Gram Style 14: top grade for its low weight

Not matured yet: LG Gram Style 14 reviewed

A weight below 1 kg (~2.2 lb), with a shimmering case, invisible touchpad, and OLED display. In addition, the hardware equipment promises to get work done speedily. But LG still has to deal with some small annoyances.
Mario Petzold, 02 Sep 2023 17:38
Dell Precision 5680 and its 165 W USB-C adapter show us what an XPS 16 could be like

Dell Precision 5680 and its 165 W USB-C adapter show us what an XPS 16 could be like

The mobile workstation has already done all the hard work to pave the way for a potential XPS 16. Its design and AC adapter would translate perfectly into a 16-inch XPS model if we are to ever see more options in the XPS series.
Allen Ngo, 24 Aug 2023 04:46
In our review, the Xiaomi Pad 6 midrange tablet shows itself much improved in many areas.

Test verdict on the Xiaomi Pad 6: More of a tablet isn't necessary

The Xiaomi Pad 6 is a very good midrange tablet and well-made successor of the Xiaomi Pad 5. At a current price of 350 Euros (~$381), the Xiaomi tablet is massively improved in many areas and at eye level even with some more expen...
Marcus Herbrich, 21 Aug 2023 22:48
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5

Better display, but worse keyboard: Lenovo's new ThinkPad E14 G5 AMD with compromises

The old ThinkPad E14 G4 was the last ThinkPad with a 1.8 mm keyboard, which is no longer available in the G5 model. In return, the modern case now offers a better display. The performance of the Ryzen processor, on the other hand,...
Andreas Osthoff, 21 Aug 2023 08:09
The Porsche Taycan GTS looks considerably more planted than the Tesla Model S Plaid, despite technically losing the moose test. (Image source: km77 on YouTube)

Porsche Taycan GTS looks planted thrashing Tesla Model S Plaid in handling tests, but one-pedal driving is a big advantage for Tesla

When it comes to performance EVs, few are as controversial or as high-profile as the Tesla Model S Plaid. Porsche's Taycan offers up direct competition to the Model S Plaid, and km77's slalom and moose tests show a strong performa...
Julian van der Merwe, 17 Aug 2023 04:11
Aorus 15 BSF review: The QHD gaming laptop with an RTX 4070 and great runtimes

Aorus 15 BSF: The RTX 4070 laptop with 10-hour runtimes

The Aorus 15 BSF - a QHD gaming laptop - offers great performance (Core i7-13700H, GeForce RTX 4070) and a good selection of features (16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 165-Hz panel, Thunderbolt 4). Excellent runtimes complete the setup.
Sascha Mölck, 16 Aug 2023 15:59
Google Pixel Fold (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Google Pixel Fold: The foldable with a compact form factor and teething problems

The Pixel Fold is Google's first own foldable. The expectations are correspondingly high. We have reviewed the foldable smartphone and summarized the most important aspects for you below.
Daniel Schmidt, 15 Aug 2023 02:49
ThinkPad L14 Gen 4: AMD Ryzen 7030 in cheaper laptops is annoying

ThinkPad L14 Gen 4: AMD Ryzen 7030 in cheaper laptops is annoying

The Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Gen 4 AMD is an example for many recent laptops with AMD CPUs that targets a cheaper price range: Instead of the newest CPUs, customers get served old technology with a new name. This technological stagnati...
Benjamin Herzig, 13 Aug 2023 11:26


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