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Mar 26
LG Watch Urbane LTE launches in South Korea

LG Watch Urbane LTE launches in South Korea

LG Electronics announced today that the LG Watch Urbane LTE will soon launch in South Korea. The smartwatch will be priced at 650,000 won, the eq...
With the next iPhone, Apple aims to cover all existing size categories.

Apple's next iPhone might be available in three sizes

Back by popular demand: the company is allegedly planning to please the buyers who prefer smaller phones by releasing a 4-inch iPhone 6C in addit...
Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface 2 successor

Microsoft allegedly planning a Surface 2 successor

A new report claims that Microsoft is planning to launch a successor to the Surface 2. After finding little success with Windows RT tablets, Micr...
ZTE Nubia Z9 Max and Nubia Z9 Mini Android smartphone

ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 Mini and Z9 Max smartphones

The two handsets offer 4G LTE connectivity, metal frame designs and rear glass panels, as well as good specs for their prices.
Samsung could acquire AMD soon

Samsung shows interest in acquiring AMD

Recent reports from South Korea claim that the two companies are already in talks but such rumors are very old and nothing has been officially co...
Samsung Xcover 3 has microSD slot and a similar design to S6 Active, claim rumors

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active could bring back the microSD slot

While both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge lack a removable battery, microSD slot, and water resistance, it looks like Galaxy S6 Active will bri...
HTC One M9 First Impressions

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions

Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Mainstream. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Anniversary Column - Finances

Anniversary Column - Finances

10 years of Notebookcheck. What better occasion for the bean-counters of the company to shed some light on to the origins of the website and shar...
Mar 25
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Computerbild: Medion Akoya E7416T, Computerbild: Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T6R7, Com!: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LD-C4031H, Guter Rat!: Toshiba Encore 2 WT10-A-106, Com!: Fujitsu LifeBook T734 (i5-4200M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD), Konsument.at: Archos 101 Xenon, Guter Rat!: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014), Gamestar: Nvidia Shield Tablet, Connect Freestyle: Nokia Lumia 530, Konsument.at: Lenovo Miix 2 (10'') (64 GB), ITespresso: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, Konsument.at: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ WiFi+3G (16 GB), Guter Rat!: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, Konsument.at: Dell Venue 11 Pro (64 GB, WLAN + 3G), Com!: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (Core i5-4200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), Com!: Dell Inspiron 13 7347-3283, Computerbild: Yota Yotaphone 2, Computerbild: Schenker XMG P705 Pro (Core i7-4720HQ, GTX 965M, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD), Computerbild: Acer Aspire R13 (R7-371T-55DJ), Computerbild: Acer Iconia Tab 8 W (NT.L7GEG.002), Konsument.at: Medion LifeTab E10318 (MD 98595), Computerbild: Medion Akoya E7416, Computerbild: Medion LifeTab P8912 (MD 99066), Konsument.at: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE (16 GB), Guter Rat!: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Connect Freestyle: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, Com!: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Computerbild: Samsung Galaxy A3, Computerbild: Samsung Galaxy A5, Computerbild: Huawei Honor T1, Computerbild: Huawei Honor 6, Guter Rat!: Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Computerbild: Microsoft Lumia 535, Computer Magazin: Kazam Tornado 348, Ipadwelt: Apple iPad mini 3 LTE (128 GB), Ipadwelt: Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB), Ipadwelt: Apple iPhone 6, Ipadwelt: Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Home Electronic: Apple iPad Air 2, Com!: Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Computer Magazin: Apple iPhone 6, Konsument.at: Asus Transformer Book T100 (Intel Atom Z3740,1,33 GHz, 64 GB), Konsument.at: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T (32 GB), Computer Magazin: Asus ZenFone 6, Konsument.at: Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 (LTE/4G, 16 GB), Guter Rat!: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
HTC is expected to unveil its One M9+ on 8th of April

HTC schedules "More than One" launch event for April 8

Most likely, the Taiwanese manufacturer will announce its new One M9+ smartphone. Rumored specifications include an octa-core Mediatek SoC and a ...
Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL

Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digita...
Leaked HTC One E9+ photos show glossy plastic build

Leaked HTC One E9+ photos show glossy plastic build

Several new photos of the HTC One E9+ leaked online today showing an all-plastic build. The main highlights include a qHD display and a 20MP prim...
Logitech MX Master wireless mouse officially announced

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse officially announced

Logitech recently unveiled the MX Master, the third mouse in the company's MX series. The main highlights are a Darkfield laser sensor and a batt...
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablets on AT&T get Android 5.0 Lollipop

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 gets Android 5.0 update

Owners of this Samsung phablet on AT&T now have access to the first Lollipop update for their devices. The firmware comes in a 1.2 GB package and...
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

Quiet and cool. Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 11e is designed for schools, which means the device is pretty sturdy. Such a notebook should have long battery runtimes – but the Yoga 11e is only average in this category.
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
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...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

March 2015 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 ...
Mar 24
HP brings Bang & Olufsen audio to some of its products

HP announces a partnership with Bang & Olufsen

The well-known Danish audio manufacturer will replace Beats Audio, helping HP to enhance their products' sound.
Upcoming Xiaomi Ferrari smartphone shows up in benchmark result

Upcoming Xiaomi Ferrari smartphone shows up in benchmark result

A currently unannounced Xiaomi "Ferrari" smartphone surfaced online today in a leaked benchmark result. The main highlights of the Xiaomi Ferrari...
Foldable smartphone concept render

Foldable smartphones could be coming next year

Reports from South Korea claim that first foldable smartphones from Samsung will hit the market in 2016, while first such tablets could arrive be...
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NVIDIA GeForce 930M

256 Maxwell cores @ 1029MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 1800MHz
Russian retailer leaks the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos

Russian retailer leaks the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos

An online retailer from Russia has leaked the Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos. As the name suggests, the new S6 version comes with dual-SIM support.
Lenovo K3 Note phablet officially announced

Lenovo K3 Note phablet officially announced

Lenovo has officially unveiled the K3 Note, a budget Android phablet. In addition to a fullHD display, the K3 Note also comes with an octa-core p...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

Battlefield Hardline Benchmarked

1, 2, Police. Hardline is a breath of fresh air for the Battlefield series: the single-player experience is radically different from that of the predecessors. Our focus will be on the hardware requirements of the new First-Person-Shooter.
Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C405 Notebook Review

Compact beast. Compact or powerful? The Schenker XMG C405 is both. This 14-inch model runs all the latest games but we recommend using headphones.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Anniversary Column - Business Models

Anniversary Column - Business Models

10 years of Notebookcheck. What better occasion for the bean-counters of the company to shed some light on to the origins of the website and shar...
Mar 23
Infosonics announces the LTE-enabled verykool SL4500 Fusion

Infosonics announces the LTE-enabled verykool SL4500 Fusion

Infosonics announced today the verykool SL4500 Fusion, a budget smartphone with LTE capabilities. The smartphone is priced at $159 unlocked.
Leaked Sony Xperia Cosmos photo shows front-facing LED flash

Leaked Sony Xperia Cosmos photo shows front-facing LED flash

A new Sony smartphone rumored to be called the Xperia Cosmos surfaced online today in a leaked photo. The main highlight of the Xperia Cosmos see...
Snapdragon 815 and 620: cooler than current-gen Qualcomm chips ?

Snapdragon 815 and 620: cooler than current-gen Qualcomm chips ?

According to a couple of leaked Qualcomm documents, the Snapdragon 620 and the Snapdragon 815 run at lower temperatures relative to their current...
LG G4 Note could get a metal case

LG G4 Note phablet rumored to come with a metal case

The company might build a premium rival to Samsung's new flagships, but it won't be the upcoming G4 smartphone.
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

In the following briefly we will list all graphics cards for Notebooks, which are available at the market. Additionally we represent approximate ...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sortable and filterable benchmark and specs list of all currently built video graphic adapters in notebooks / laptops.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards

List of all laptop graphic cards and what games can be played fluently with them.
Nexus 10 Android 5.1 Lollipop update notification screen

Nexus 10 gets Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Android Build 5.1.0 [LMY47D] for the Nexus 10 rolls out worldwide via OTA and should also hit other Nexus tablets later this week.
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AMD A8-7650K Desktop APU Review

Kaveri x86 4 cores @ 3300 - 3800 MHz 28nm
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

Luxurious Digital Frame. It is easy to confuse the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 with a digital picture frame. However, thanks to its kickstand and Windows 8.1, the device has a lot more to offer.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 419 g
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

Under observation - Part 2. HP's ZBook 15 G2 has been in our long-term test for some weeks now, and it has to show whether it can keep what it promises in the long run after passing through our regular test procedures. Besides our experiences with the review sample, we will also deal with the topic of multi-monitor operation in our first status report. The following article discloses the experiences we have made until now.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

83% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

Find your inner Zen with the Chi. The runaway success of the lauded Zenbook Ultrabooks and Transformer tablets have prompted Asus to create a whole new family of convertibles under the Transformer Book series known as the Chi. The T300 Chi is the most powerful of the bunch and its 2560 x 1440 display has us impressed.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Mar 21
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.
Icon Q Q5.5 dual SIM Android smartphone with octa-core processor and 13 MP main camera

Icon Q unveils the Q5.5 budget smartphone

This dual SIM Android handset has an octa-core MediaTek SoC inside, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP main camera, and retails unlocked for just $199 USD.
Mar 20
Vector Luna and Vector Meridian limited edition water resistant smartwatches with 30 days battery life

Vector smartwatches promise one month of battery life

While this new smartwatch family may drop a few advanced features, it compensates with style and battery life - up to 30 days.
Microsoft working on Windows 10 ROM for Android smartphones

Microsoft working on Windows 10 ROM for Android smartphones

Microsoft announced plans to bring Windows 10 to Android smartphones by releasing a custom ROM.
HTC allegedly solves One M9 overheating through software update

HTC allegedly solves One M9 overheating through software update

It looks like HTC could have solved the One M9's overheating problems through a software update. Earlier this week, a test proved that the non-fi...
Asus C201 Chromebook with Rockchip processor coming soon

Rockchip-powered Asus C201 Chromebook coming soon

The new Chrome OS-powered laptop was spotted in Troxell’s 2015 brochure for K-12 education and although its price has not been revealed yet, it m...
Samsung expected to sell 55 million Galaxy S6 units in 2015

Samsung expected to sell 55 million Galaxy S6 units in 2015

According to the South Korean media, industry watchers from DRAMeXchange expect Samsung to sell more than 55 million units of the premium Galaxy ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

March 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...
HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

82% HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The Envy belongs to the group of 15.6-inch all-rounders. The computer does not lack processing performance. However, the display of the notebook is not convincing.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

The tenth era Everything is different with the new Windows: It is supposed to be multi-platform, easier to use and the users can provide feedback for the preview version. Will everything be good? We check that with the Technical Preview of Windows 10 on three devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone).

All F.A.Q. articles can be found here

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