Aghhhhhhhhhh, wtf is this wortman at 80, even the 18 month old gigabyte p34g gets 82, but of course its an old notebook and your criteria excludes older notebooks.... sic Macbook Pro retina, sorry your ratings have no credibility
I'm also surprised the XPS 15 (early 2014) isn't here, when it was 2nd behind the MBPr15 until recently, and is one of the main machines compared against in the Zenbook NX500 review. As other commenters have noted, its difficult to rely on these lists when there are such glaring ommisions. More transparency would be appreciated.
I must agree with all of these comments, although not to an angry degree. But the smaller boutiques with their actually great and quite powerful Multimedia Systems should get a leg up here, and one would expect at least one of these smaller laptop manufacturers would make this top ten list, which amounts to Notebookcheck's very real cred.
You have GOT to be kidding, recommending the Lenovo U510. This is the most frequently fire-saled lenovo product on the outlet site, it has a dim screen, no battery life, it's a piece of fluff in a pretty chassis. Recommend a laptop with a score of 79 on your gaming list? What is wrong with you people?
Actually, I am losing confidence in your review process. I just rechecked your P34G evaluation of a month earlier and Please explain why the p34g is not in your top 10,,, it is the same form factor as the U24T, much faster graphics, vastly better screen, 16gb of ram, faster processor and costs 1 euro more, yet it is not listed...
And where does the Gigabyte P34G fall in your ratings,, is it a multimedia notebook with a gtx760?, at least on par with the Asus, is it a gaming notebook? Or is 1.7 kg and no flashing lights means it doesnt rate in your gaming notebook definition? Or is it a premium business notebook?, or as it is not a Lenova, HP or Dell it cant be a business notebook?. I dont see it in any but it competes highly in all three categories!
October 2013 update. Here you will find the current 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 purchase decisions.