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Apr 29
LG G5 Android flagship, 1.6 million units shipped in the first month since launch

LG sells 1.6 million G5 flagships in a month

While the LG conglomerate closed the first quarter with a small profit increase, the mobile division posted a loss of almost $170 million, althou...
BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome Android smartphones images leak online

BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome leak online

While the Hamburg looks like a touchscreen-only device, its companion employs a physical keyboard that makes it similar to the BlackBerry Passpor...
AT&T headquarters and corporate logo, AT&T to shut down EDGE network by 2017

AT&T to shut down its 2G network by 2017

Although the company made this official already a while ago, AT&T has just confirmed that everything is all right and that its plans to shut down...
Apple iPad Pro 9 7 review, detailed lab tests and opinion.play icon

Apple iPad Pro 9 7 review, detailed lab tests and opinion.

In this Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review you'll get our detailed lab test results. Chippy gives his opinion too on this high-end ultra-mobile LTE-enabled tablet with keyboard. The screen quality is amazing (photographers take note) and battery life is excellent. Check out the full and detailed review onlin...
LeEco Le 2 Max smartphone sells out in under a minute

LeEco Le 2 Max smartphone sells out in under a minute

The first batch of Le 2 smartphones have already sold out in China. Meanwhile, LeEco CEO criticizes Apple on the lack of innovation with the iPho...
Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance now available for pre-order

Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance now available for pre-order

The official launch of both smartphones is still at least a month away. European users can pre-order now for as low as 600 Euros.
Apr 28
HP Chromebook 13 now available starting at

HP Chromebook 13 now available

This 13.3-inch Chromebook has a QHD display, an Intel Skylake processor, and starts at $499 USD.
Motorola Moto G4 teaser image, launch expected on May 17th

Motorola announces May 17 launch event

The event will take place in India and the handsets expected to be unveiled are the 5.5-inch Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, both featuring a metal fra...
Acer Switch Alpha 12 now available for pre-order

Acer Switch Alpha 12 now available for pre-order

Users in Europe can get the Switch Alpha 12 detachable for as low as 800 Euros or as much as 1300 Euros depending on the configuration.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12, Air 11 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, ...
Huawei Honor 5C mid-range Android smartphone with Kirin 650 processor

Huawei unveils Honor 5C smartphone

This 5.2-inch Android handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 950, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, starting at $140 USD.
Dell Inspiron 11 3162 Subnotebook Review

80% Dell Inspiron 11 3162 Subnotebook Review

Enduring. Dell's little netbook adds color to the desk and can offer a very good battery life. At around 250 Euros (~$284), the laptop is on the same price level as its rivals.
Intel Celeron N3050 | Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.2 kg
HTC flagships M7, M8, M9, 10, HTC currently working on two new Nexus handsets

HTC allegedly working on two Nexus devices

These Android N-driven devices are Marlin (M1) and Sailfish (S1), but there is not much known about them yet.
Oppo R5 Android smartphone, Oppo and Vivo top 5 smartphone makers globally

Oppo and Vivo are now top 5 smartphone makers

The global smartphone market recorded the smallest YoY growth in Q1 2016, but the top 5 changed as Lenovo and Xiaomi dropped out, being replaced ...
Samsung Gear Fit 2 activity tracker and IconX earbuds leaked images

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and IconX earbuds leak online

Two years after releasing its first activity tracker, Samsung has its successor ready to launch, as well as a set of cordless earbuds.
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook Review

87% HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook Review

Great display, but expensive. The new EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 is the current premium model from HP. This is also the case for the price, but can the test model justify the additional price over the strong rivals?
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.4 kg
New OnePlus smartphone could be coming this summer with 6 GB RAM

New OnePlus smartphone could be coming this summer with 6 GB RAM

The potential OnePlus 3 or OnePlus X successor may launch in multiple variants with a rumored reveal date late next month.
Apr 27
Logitech BASE stand with charging dock for iPad Pro

Logitech unveils BASE iPad Pro stand

This aluminum-made charging dock/stand supports both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the first non-keyboard accessory for Apple's tablet t...
Xiaomi Mi Max phablet set for May 10th reveal

Xiaomi Mi Max phablet set for May 10th reveal

The 6.4-inch phablet may be coming in multiple SKUs and with weaker hardware than previously expected.
Nubia X8 smartphone will allegedly carry 4K display and Snapdragon 823 SoC (Source: Gizmochina)

Nubia X8 smartphone will allegedly carry 4K display and Snapdragon 823 SoC

The 6.4-inch phablet should be followed by three other lower-end models. Official prices and launch dates have yet to be announced.
Schenker XMG C506 (Gigabyte P35X v5) Notebook Review

82% Schenker XMG C506 (Gigabyte P35X v5) Notebook Review

Ultra-slim model. It should be a well-known fact that nowadays gaming laptops can be very slim. Schenker Technologies take it to extremes and sells a slim 21-millimeter (~0.83 in) premium-range model based on Gigabyte's P35X v5 in the form of the XMG C506. Can the cooling system manage the heat development?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 gets Android Marshmallow

This update arrived a few weeks ago but was suspended before reaching all users, and now is back for a full deployment.
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.
Apple keynote presentation iPad lineup

Apple's growth has halted

After more than a decade of continuous growth, the Cupertino-based company reports its first drop, mainly caused by weak iPhone sales.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship gets Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Marshmallow in Europe

The new firmware has been spotted in both Italy and Germany, so Galaxy S5 users in the US should also get ready to receive it soon.
ZTE A2017/Axon 2 Android smartphone hits TENAA

ZTE A2017 hits TENAA

This upcoming 5.5-inch handset features a QHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal ...
Withings Activite Steel fitness tracker, Nokia buys Withings, Withings joins Nokia

Nokia buys Withings

This deal is expected to close in early Q3 2016 and values the French company at more than $192 million.
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Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X260 vs. Dell XPS 12 9250 vs. Razer Blade Stealth

Subnotebook showdown. How much can you pack into a 12.5-inch notebook and how thin can you make it? We compare three very different subnotebooks of the same display size to see the pros and cons of each.
Amazon gets timed exclusive launch of Microsoft Lumia 650

Amazon gets timed exclusive launch of Microsoft Lumia 650

The online retailer will be the only seller of the Windows smartphone for the first few weeks when it launches at the end of this month.
Apr 26
Dell XPS 12 Review. 2016, Core m7 version.play icon

Dell XPS 12 Review. 2016, Core m7 version.

The Dell XPS 12 has a fantastic 4K screen and two USB-C ports. It's well built and the keyboard is good. Battery life suffers due to a small internal battery. Watch the video for a round-up of the full Notebookcheck video review. [Review link below.] Dell XPS 12 9250 4K Processor: Intel Core m7-6Y7...
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Review

87% HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Convertible Review

Business Elite. With the Elite x2 1012 G1, HP takes on Microsoft's Surface Pro 4. The convertible offers a keyboard dock, an active stylus and an LTE modem. At almost 1500 Euros (~$1690), the complete package doesn't come cheap, however.
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.1" | 1.2 kg
Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone now available for purchase

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition now available for $370 USD

The most powerful Ubuntu smartphone launched so far is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal stora...
BlackBerry Priv Android flagship to get Marshmallow update in early May

BlackBerry Priv to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow next month

This flagship launched with Android Lollipop and, after a long wait, BlackBerry has finally unveiled that Android 6.0 will roll out to Priv hands...
Apple MacBook 12 2016 is not easy to repair according to iFixit

Apple MacBook 12 2016 is difficult to repair according to iFixit

The continuing reliance on adhesives and uncommon screws has awarded the latest Apple refresh a repairability score of just 1 out of 10.
HTC One S9 Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio X10 SoC

HTC One S9 now official in Germany

This 5-inch handset is powered by a MediaTek processor accompanied by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, runs Android Marshmallow with HTC Sens...
Huawei expressing interest in more QHD smartphones

Huawei expressing interest in more QHD smartphones

Huawei CEO is opening up to the possibility of higher resolution smartphones after trying on competing VR headsets and comparing it to Huawei's o...
Samsung Galaxy C7 (SM-C7000) details show up on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy C7 shows up on GFXBench

GFXBench confirms the specs recently spotted on AnTuTu - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB RAM, as well as 32 GB internal storage.
Microsoft Word Flow iOS keyboard freely available in the US via iTunes

Microsoft Word Flow iOS keyboard now available

The app developed by Microsoft’s experimental projects division known as Garage is now live in the US App Store.
Samsung Pay leads the South Korean market

Samsung Pay leads the South Korean market

This mobile payment system has almost 2.6 million users in Korea, each of them using it more than once a day in average.
HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook Review

87% HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook Review

Just missed. With the third generation 840-series EliteBooks, HP has big ambitions aiming to compete with the best lightweight business notebooks. But there is a problem that already has a traditional link with the manufacturer.
Update 04/18/2016: Excellent WQHD panel
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Apr 25
Apple may be switching to Intel for new iPhone wireless modules

Apple may be switching to Intel for new iPhone wireless modules

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf recently hinted at losing a major customer to a competitor in a recent earnings call.
Huawei VR hardware, VR sales might beat smartphones by 2020

VR sales to beat smartphone sales by 2020

A top HTC China official said the peak of the smartphone market is already behind and the sales of virtual reality devices will exceed smartphone...
Apple patent shows wireless headphones with Lightning cable

Apple patent shows wireless headphones with Lightning cable

The headphone cable provides power for charging and data and, if disconnected, will switch seamlessly to a wireless headset.
LG G3 SoC LG Nuclun

Xiaomi Rifle SoC to be unveiled next month

The Chinese company's first SoC is expected to launch next to the Xiaomi Max and Mi Band 2, during the event scheduled to take place on May 10th.
Onda unveils oBook 11 Pro Surface Book clone

Onda unveils oBook 11 Pro Surface Book clone

The 11.6-inch oBook 11 Pro and 10-inch oBook 10 Plus from the Chinese manufacturer strongly resemble the Microsoft Surface Book down to the fulcr...
Samsung Gear S2 by de Grisogono to get a successor this fall, soon after the Gear S3 launch

Samsung might unveil the Gear S3 smartwatch at IFA

While Gear S2's successor is expected to come out this fall at IFA, insiders also claim that a luxury limited edition will come at Baselworld 201...
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun posing with Mi Band 2

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 spotted in the wild

The new fitness band from China's leading smartphone maker features an LCD display and a physical button.
Huawei Honor V8 spotted at TENAA, to come in three variants

Huawei Honor V8 to launch in three variants

The new handset is expected to launch on May 10th, powered by a Kirin processor and loaded with Android Marshmallow.
Meizu M3 cheap Android smartphone with octa-core processor

Meizu M3 hits China

Although it starts below $100 USD, this new 5-inch handset has LTE support, an octa-core processor, and a 13 MP main camera.
JXD S192 Android gaming tablet with NVIDIA Tegra K1 and 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

JXD S192 gaming tablet now up for pre-order

Although powered by the Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC, this 7-inch slate only runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and its pre-order price is around $315 USD.

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