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Apr 25
Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo unveils K80 smartphone

Lenovo announced the new K80, a smartphone with 4gb of RAM, releasing exclusively in China.
Apr 24
A successor to HTC J Butterfly (HTL23) could be on its way.

HTC Butterfly 3 leaks via CompuBench

This powerful smartphone combines Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC with a QHD display and offers high-resolution cameras. Unfortunately, it will mos...
Asus C201 Chromebook with 11.6-inch HD display and Rockchip 3288-C SoC

Asus C201 Chromebook now up for pre-order

This affordable 11.6-inch, Rockchip-powered Chromebook can be purchased for only $169 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top mo...
Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions

Très chic! We took a first glance at the Chinese manufacturer's flagship. Huawei's P lineup has always been slim, but rarely so classy. The P8 makes a positive first impression with a lot of aluminum and glass. The camera has also been reworked to quite some extent. Find out more in the following report.
HiSilicon Kirin 930 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.2" | 144 g
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Convertible Tablet Review

80% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Convertible Tablet Review

Stylishly affordable… The latest Chi convertible from ASUS might not satisfy those with heavy computing needs, but it seems a compelling proposition for those in the market for an inexpensive 2-in-1. Can this lower-end alternative to Microsoft’s Surface line make a splash?
Intel Atom Z3775 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
Acer shows new high-end gaming notebooks Predator 15 and Predator 17 as well as Gaming Tablet for the first time

Acer shows new high-end gaming notebooks Predator 15, Predator 17, and the Predator Gaming Tablet

Though initially just a rumor earlier this week, Acer is now officially entering the high-end gaming notebook market. Acer’s boss Jason Chen just showed two new gaming notebooks at the next@acer event in New York. Also: An Android gaming tablet for ultramobile gamers.
Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer unveiled a new convertible with four different modes for extra usability.
Apr 23
Acer presents two new Iconia tablets, brings Liquid M220 to US

Acer presents two new Iconia tablets, brings Liquid M220 to US

Both the Iconia One 8 and the Iconia Tab 10 run Android Lollipop and are powered by an Intel quad-core Atom processor. Additionally, the manufact...
Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

The affordable mid-ranger packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC and a 5-inch Full HD IPS display but lacks a microSD slot.
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet First Impressions

Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet First Impressions

"Notebook-Killer" Vol. 3 - After the Surface Pro 3 was released last autumn, Microsoft now also launches the light version called Surface 3. We already have a review unit and will publish our first results.
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.8" | 622 g
5.5-inch Elephone smartphone with Android Lollipop and Windows Phone 10

Dual-boot Elephone handset coming in June

The Android-only variant of this Chinese 5.5-inch smartphone is expected next month, while the Android/Windows Phone dual-boot variant will launc...
Premium Android Wear smartwatch LG Watch Urbane launches in South Korea

LG Watch Urbane hits South Korea

This premium smartwatch powered by Android Wear launches in South Korea this week and will reach the US market in the weeks to come.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

The price is hot. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

86% Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

Limited stamina. Asus can compete with the established competitors from Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu and HP with the 12-inch business subnotebook called BU201LA. It comes with a bright IPS display, an LTE modem and very good input devices. However, the computer's battery life is quite short.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

84% Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

Expensive runtime wonder. Toshiba charges a steep price of 2000 Euros (~$2138) for the top configuration of its latest business convertible – in return the user gets a business device with comprehensive features and enormous battery runtimes. Thanks to the anti-reflective touchscreen, the Portege Z20t can also be used outdoors.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Apr 22
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45 new external reviews +
Laptop Mag: Origin Eon15-X, Mobile Tech Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W550s, It Pro: BlackBerry Passport, Hot Hardware: Lollipop, Octa-Core Snapdragon, Boomsound Impress, Gadgetspeak: Sony Xperia Z3, Digital Versus: HP's Got Tricks Up Its Sleeve Yet, It Pro: 13in MacBook Air, Laptop Mag: Dell Latitude 7350, Laptop Mag: Apple MacBook 12-inch Retina, Laptop Mag: Dell Latitude E7450, Computer Shopper: Apple MacBook, Digital Trends: Dell Precision M3800, CNet: Samsung Ativ Book 9, HardwareLuxx: 14-Zöller mit QHD+-Display und potenter Hardware , HardwareLuxx: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, Allround-PC.com: Acer Aspire Switch 12, Notebookinfo: Der günstige Alleskönner mit 4G LTE, Tom's Hardware: Günstiger Einstieg in die Mittelklasse, Engadget: Finally, a cheap Surface you'd actually want, It Pro: Surface Pro 3, It Pro: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, AnandTech: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge , Comp Reviews: Lenovo G50-70, Netzwelt: Top-Hardware, edles Design, hoher Preis, PC Welt: Huawei P8, Laptop Mag: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, Laptop Mag: Toshiba Kirabook, Notebookinfo: Apache Häuptling unter den 15-Zoll Gaming Notebooks, Chip.de: Starkes Notebook mit Top-Display, Ixbt: Бюджетный Windows-планшет Archos 80 Cesium на базе процессора Intel Atom Z3735G, с 8-дюймовым экраном разрешением 1280×800, Ferra.ru: Гимнастика в зрелом возрасте. Обзор ноутбука HP Envy 15 x360, Notebook-Center.ru: Lenovo Ideapad Z5075 – Свой В Мультимедийной Индустрии, Notebook-Center.ru: Lenovo Ideapad Z7080: Время Для Развлечений, Notebook-Center.ru: Вкус Победы С MSI GX70 3CC Destroyer, Notebook-Center.ru: Acer Aspire R14 – Перспективный Стажер, CNet France: Apple MacBook Pro 13 pouces Retina (2015), 3DNews.ru: Обзор MSI GS30 2M Shadow: ультрабук + GTX 970 = ?, 01Net: Test : Lenovo Yoga 3 11, un PC portable contorsionniste très attaché à son chargeur, Hispazone: Review: ASUS Eeebook X205TA, HwT: Test: ASUS NX500, Mobicroco: LG G Flex 2 im Test: Besser als der Vorgänger, Mobicroco: Motorola Moto E 2 getestet: Für Einsteiger mit LTE-Ambitionen, Mobicroco: Prestigio 5454 Duo im Test: Dual-SIM und LTE in Frieden vereint, Cyberbloc: Acer Aspire R13 Convertible-Notebook Im Praxistest
Urban Armor Gear releases a rugged cover for Surface 3

Urban Armor Gear releases a rugged cover for Surface 3

The tough casing conforms with military durability standards and offers easy access to all the interfaces and controls.
Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google’s Project Fi aims to redefine how mobile phone owners utilize and pay for WiFi and LTE.
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Intel Atom x7 Z8700 Benchmarks

Cherry Trail x86 4 cores @ 1600 - 2400 MHz 14nm
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Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) Benchmarks

16 Intel Gen8 cores @ 200MHz, mem: 64/128 Bit
Microsoft Band and health app updated

Microsoft Band and health app updated

With the wearable space becoming more and more competitive all the time, Microsoft aims to keep pace with rivals.
LG G Stylo will be released in South Korea next month

LG announces G Stylo smartphone

The 5.7-inch device supports pen input and is based on a min-range Snapdragon SoC. An interesting highlight is compatibility with microSD cards u...
OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus’ event on Monday gave some new information about upcoming products and more
Google Nexus Player gets Android 5.1.1 firmware update

Google rolls out Android 5.1.1 update

The Android TV box is the first device to receive the 5.1.1 update, although 5.1 for the Nexus 9 tablet has not been released yet.
TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

79% TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

Lightweight. The German manufacturer, TrekStor, offers a very light, yet large smartphone in the WinPhone. The device uses Windows Phone 8.1 and employs a quad-core CPU, an HD display and an 8 MP lens. A great smartphone for a low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.7" | 97 g
GTA V Benchmarked

GTA V Benchmarked

Better late than never. Barely 1.5 years after the Last-Gen edition, GTA V is finally released for the PC. We tested it on multiple notebooks, to see if the wait was worth it.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review. Update 04/20/2015: Core i7 and PCIe-SSD in review!
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360

HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360 convertibles for 2015

All models will be shipping this summer and will include Bang & Olufsen speakers for the first time on a HP consumer notebook
New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Rumors: New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Acer further expands its portfolio for mobile consumer devices. According to the Nitro motto, "A Touch More Powerful", a new gaming notebook could supplement the top of the Nitro series in the near future, too.
Apr 21
Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

It’s been nearly two years since Lightroom 5 released, and the wait for a new version may have been worth it.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 156 g
Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

Changing of the guards. Lenovo's new Thinkpad L450 now sports ULV processors instead of standard mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, the Thinkpad doesn't benefit that much from the more frugal processor-series.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 kg
InfiniteUSB Aims to Simplify Ports

InfiniteUSB Aims to Simplify Ports

A new Kickstarter project called InfiniteUSB is creating cables and ports to add elegance and simplicity to users’ computers.
Android Wear Software Receives Update

Android Wear Software Receives Update

Android’s smartwatch software will update for all Android Wear devices over the next few weeks and the new features may generate more sales.
Apr 20
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Turion, Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, sorted by performance.
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

List of all currently available mobile graphics cards and their performance in games.
Sony Xperia Z4 is announced officially

Sony unveils Xperia Z4 smartphone

Sony's newest 5.2-inch flagship smartphone is powered by a Snaprdagon 810 processor and runs Android Lollipop.
Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

78% Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

First business contact. Dell wants to show us what equipment an affordable laptop for business routine needs with its Latitude 3450. The laptop lures with an IPS screen and a good battery life. However, minor shortcomings have to be accepted for a price of 915 Euros (~$981).
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2.1 kg
Apr 19
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is r...
Mediatek unveils MT8163 and MT8735 tablet SoCs

Mediatek announces two new processors for tablets

Both SoCs are built on a 64-bit architecture and include four processor cores. One of them supports 4G/LTE.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

April 2015 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Apr 18
Samsung expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year

Samsung updates Galaxy S6 sales forecast up to 70 million units

Samsung expects an amazing year for its smartphone business, pushing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales forecast from 55 million units all the way u...
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 141 g
Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

88% Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

Success. Acer's 14-inch TravelMate P645 does not have any serious weaknesses and besets the business-leaders from Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. It clearly outruns its rivals in terms of battery life.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Although Office products have found their way on iOS and Android devices, Office Universal is an exclusive offering for those with phones running...

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