Please consider giving readers an alternative method for rating devices that doesn't revolve around your interpretation of what a multimedia, business, lightweight gaming device should be. JUST GIVE US THE FACTS and let us filter what criteria we think is important.
I really appreciate the detail of your technical evaluations but not your interpretation of them.
How could you seriously recommend by rating an old notebook with ancient gpu at the top of your list when because of its age a new model is likely soon.
Further, you only encourage manufacturers it rest on their laurels
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?
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