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HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

85% HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

Mission impossible. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). Our full review shows how HP accomplished to fit a fully featured Windows 10 PC into one of the thinnest designs currently available.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
May 31
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship gets Marshmallow update on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Galaxy S5 gets Android Marshmallow

Almost two months after Sprint and one week after T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless updates the two-year-old Samsung flagships on its network as well.
LG G Pad III 8.0 Android tablet with e-reader optimizations

LG launches G Pad III 8.0 Android slate

This new 8-inch tablet has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a dedicated button that enables its reading mode, making it a great choice for watching video...
Asus VR headset coming soon, now on display at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | Asus VR headset might launch soon

This competitor for the Gear VR will work with the ZenFone lineup and is expected to hit the market later this year.
Oppo F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition special edition smartphone

Oppo unveils a custom edition of the F1 Plus smartphone

This limited edition handset aims football fans, more precisely those who would enjoy a smartphone styled in Barça red-and-blue aesthetics that a...
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for fitness trackers and smart watches for kids

Computex 2016 | Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for smart wearables

This new chip is the sibling of the Wear 2100 SoC, which was announced back in February, but focuses on basic fitness trackers and connected watc...
Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

Streaming box. Nvidia's Shield Android TV console is a comprehensive solution for movie streaming and gaming. We'll take a closer look at the powerful set-top box with the updated Android 6.0 OS and its mature content offering.
Nvidia Tegra X1 | NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU | | 654 g
Toshiba Tecra Z50-C-10P Notebook Review

89% Toshiba Tecra Z50-C-10P Notebook Review

Conservative in a positive sense. TThe Tecra Z50 keeps up the virtues of classic premium office laptops: An outstanding screen alongside very good input devices, extensive security features and a decent battery life - the system is quite capable of competing with well-known leaders.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

June 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
May 30
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Galaxy Note 5 successor could be the Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 5 successor could be the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung may be skipping the Galaxy Note 6 name altogether while adding curved glass to all four edges of the front of the unannounced device.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
TENAA documents suggest a Xiaomi Redmi 3 successor

TENAA documents suggest a Xiaomi Redmi 3 successor

Xiaomi may be gearing up for a 2016 refresh of its Redmi and Redmi Note offerings with new 5-inch and 5.5-inch options.
Tap pressure could be calculated based on sound frequencies for a faux 3D Touch experience

ForcePhone could add 3D Touch for all smartphones

Special software could replace dedicated pressure sensitivity hardware by using the smartphone's existing speaker and microphone.
Updated TravelMate models designed for professional use

Computex 2016 | Acer TravelMate P249 and P259 coming this August

Core specifications include Skylake, discrete Nvidia graphics, and up to 32 GB RAM.
Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results reveal ailing smartphone business

Lenovo Q4 2015 financial results are all-around mixed

Lenovo stays afloat despite a shrinking PC market and continuing problems in the smartphone world.
HP Envy 13-d020ng Subnotebook Review

85% HP Envy 13-d020ng Subnotebook Review

Appealing. With the Envy 13, HP delivers a stylish subnotebook. The inner values are also okay: powerful processor, good battery runtimes, fast SSD, and a matte IPS Full HD display.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Asus ZenPad Z8 Android tablet coming soon to Verizon Wireless

Asus ZenPad Z8 might launch on Verizon soon

The upcoming 8-inch Android slate is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, also featuring 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a micro...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge firmware update

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge gets next month's security update in Spain

The update containing the security updates for June has apparently started to roll out on Orange handsets in Spain.
Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra ZU680KL Android phablet

Computex 2016 | Asus unveils ZenFone 3 series

The three devices revealed have screen sizes between 5.5 and 6.8 inches, use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, and feature an updated design with m...
HP ZBook 17 G3 Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 17 G3 Workstation Review

The perfect workstation? HP's ZBook 17 G3 is a conventional workstation without the desire to be as thin as possible. Instead, it is focused on the performance. But can HP convince the demanding business customers with the new generation?
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 | NVIDIA Quadro M3000M | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone Review

85% Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone Review

Product care. Huawei supplements its P9 lineup with the classy mid-range smartphone P9. The 5.2-inch Android handset proved to be a worthy successor of the bestseller P8 Lite in the test.
HiSilicon Kirin 650 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.2" | 147 g
Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Doom 2016 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Devil Worship. Even though - or maybe precisely because - Doom has an old-school vibe, fans of Shooter-games get downright spoiled with an onslaught of action effects. Does the title only push gamers to their limits - or notebooks as well? Our benchmark check has the answer.
May 29
Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (Core i5, HDD) Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad L560 (Core i5, HDD) Notebook Review

Familiar design - new technology? At long last, Lenovo has refreshed the entry-level ThinkPad and equipped the business notebook with an up-to-date Intel processor from the Skylake series. Despite a price of well under 1000 Euros (~$1111), it is supposed to meet the high claim of the ThinkPad series. Our in-depth review will reveal whether Lenovo has managed this.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 AO1-431-C6QM Notebook Review

79% Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 AO1-431-C6QM Notebook Review

Typewriter with stamina. Acer's 14-incher only brings a weak processor but offers very long battery runtimes. The price of about 280 Euros (~$310) and the included one-year license for Office 365 Personal might make the notebook attractive for many users.
Intel Celeron N3050 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
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.
OnePlus 3 finally spotted at TENAA for certification

OnePlus 3 finally spotted at TENAA for certification

Documents reveal a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 4 GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 820 SoC as previously predicted.
Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later

Nvidia Pascal for notebooks may be coming sooner rather than later

Mystery Asus benchmark hints at ROG refresh to coincide with the launch of mobile Pascal.
Moto Z MotoMods accessories leak

Moto Z MotoMods accessories leak

Like LG, Lenovo will be betting on optional attachments and accessories to market its upcoming flagship Moto Z series. Camera and Smart Cover Mot...
May 28
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AMD Radeon R9 M470

768 GCN 2 cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
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AMD Radeon R9 M470X

896 GCN 2 cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
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AMD Radeon R9 M485X

2048 GCN 3 cores, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
UMi Touch Smartphone Review

81% UMi Touch Smartphone Review

Entry-level smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer UMi launches an affordable smartphone model dubbed Touch on the market that presents almost "too good" technical specs for this price range. Find out whether there is a catch in our report.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP4 | 5.5" | 199 g
Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW Subnotebook Review

82% Acer Aspire V3-372-57CW Subnotebook Review

Let the games begin. A subnotebook suitable for gaming, but with Intel Graphics - is that even possible? The Acer Aspire V3-372 puts an end to the question and it does so at an attractive price point. Is that alone enough though for us to recommend they system?
Intel Core i5-6267U | Intel Iris Graphics 550 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Acer Switch V 10 Windows 10 convertible with Intel Atom processor

Computex 2016 | Acer announces Switch V 10 and Switch One 10 convertibles

Both models feature Windows 10 and are powered by the latest quad-core Intel Atom processors, but will hit the US market this summer starting at ...
Samsung Galaxy C5 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

Samsung Galaxy C5 is now official

This mid-ranger is powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor, features a slim metal unibody design, packing 4GB of RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of expandab...
Samsung Pay might soon launch with support for non-Samsung smartphones

Samsung Pay Mini might launch soon

This new mobile payment service will work on both non-Samsung Android smartphones, but will also support Apple handsets.
MSI to detail GS63/GS73 and GT73/GT83 refresh and PC backpack at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | MSI to detail GS63/GS73 and GT73/GT83 refresh and PC backpack at Computex 2016

A backpack PC is coming for VR afficiocados while the current GS60/GS70 and GT72/GT80 gaming notebooks are getting much-needed updates and major ...
May 27
Microsoft cutting more jobs from its smartphone branch

Microsoft cutting more thousands more jobs from its smartphone branch

The Redmond company is continuing to distance itself from the Nokia and Lumia brands by cutting 1850 jobs with restructuring efforts totaling nea...
Acer Liquid Zest Plus Android smartphone with 5,000 mAh battery

Computex 2016 | Acer Liquid Zest Plus coming to the US in July

This 5.5-inch Android handset with a 5000 mAh battery and 13 MP tri-focus main camera will hit the US market for $199 USD.
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S now available for 900 Euros

Lenovo IdeaPad 710S now available for 900 Euros

The mainstream 13.3-inch notebook weighs 1.2 kg, is just 13.9 mm thick, and includes Iris graphics options.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly update...
Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

Computex 2016 | Gigabyte Aero 14 gaming notebook now official

The 19.9 mm thick 14-inch gaming notebook will carry a tremendously dense 94 Wh battery for up to a 10-hour battery life.
ZTE Axon 7 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and up to 6 GB RAM

ZTE Axon 7 is now official

This 5.5-inch premium handset is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and features up to 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage, but the 4 GB/64 G...
Microsoft Next Lock Screen 3.2 lock screen app for Android

Microsoft updates Next Lock Screen app

Version 3.2 of this lock screen app has a new logo, improved Weather functionality, better resource management, and more.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition limited edition Android flagship

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition coming next month

This limited edition variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge flagship comes in an exclusive black and gold color combination, also featuring a golden-color...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet now available in Europe

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet now available in Europe

After a three-month delay, the X1 Tablet is now finally shipping in Europe after being available in the US for several weeks.
Apple could be refreshing the MacBook Pro with OLED touch panels and Touch ID

Apple could be refreshing the MacBook Pro with OLED touch panels and Touch ID

The Q4 2016 refresh is expected to be a major redesign of the current generation with Skylake, Polaris, Touch ID, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, ...
May 26
Sony Xperia X with powerful 23 MP rear camera launching this weekend

Sony Xperia X with powerful 23 MP rear camera launching this weekend

The 5-inch 1080p Sony smartphone will retail for approximately 600 Euros with multiple color options.

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