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May 3
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

New wine in old wineskins. Many business customers with enough money to spare have sworn on Lenovo's pricey but also premium T lineup for several laptop generations. The manufacturer sticks to the tried in its newest 14-inch scion: The input devices and casing are the same as in the predecessor. Will the screen and technical features again meet the high demand?
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
May 2
Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review (Skylake)play icon

Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review (Skylake)

The Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review has great performance thanks to the Iris Graphics GPU on the high-end Intel Core i5-6260U. (Full review link below.) It's not only capable of fast office and home PC work but a good level of PC gaming entertainment. You won't be able to play the latest graphics-i...
Huawei Honor 7 Premium launching this week

Huawei Honor 7 Premium launching this week

The Chinese manufacturer has announced the updated Honor 7 for sale exclusively through Media Markt for just under 350 Euros. The Honor 7 Premium...
General tablet market down 14.7 percent while detachables pick up steam

General tablet market down 14.7 percent as detachables pick up steam

Hybrid devices with dockable keyboards are eating into the tablet and PC markets. Tablet sales and prices have been dropping off with a couple of...
Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review

Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC Review

Do-it-all Mini PC. The latest Core i5 NUC from Intel includes Skylake architecture and Intel Iris Graphics. It's capable of a little bit of everything from home use to digital creativity.
Intel Core i5-6260U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | | 640 g
Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue

While Samsung's smartphone division has been performing spectacularly, its semiconductor and LCD divisions have been flat YoY.
Huawei P9 Smartphone Review

90% Huawei P9 Smartphone Review

Leica style. Huawei relies entirely on the camera in the P8’s successor, and once again sets up an impressive overall package. The new showcase smartphone is even higher quality and the battery is also larger. However, there is still room for improvement.
HiSilicon Kirin 955 | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 5.2" | 144 g
Acer Chromebook C910-354Y Notebook Review

78% Acer Chromebook C910-354Y Notebook Review

15.6-inch Chromebook. The Chromebook by Acer offers a long battery life and viewing-angle stable Full HD panel. However, the laptop also costs around 500 Euros (~$576).
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

May 2016 update.Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models...
May 1
Huawei Mate 9 phablet could carry dual 20 MP cameras

Huawei Mate 9 phablet could carry dual 20 MP cameras

The flagship phablet may also be one of the first to sport the octa-core Kirin 960 SoC.
Overview of some Android models confirmed for a Marshmallow update

Overview of some Android models confirmed for a Marshmallow update

Only a select few models are expected to be updated to Android 6.0 and the roll out process is proving to be even slower.
Apr 30
Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers

Meanwhile, smartphone shipments as of Q1 2016 are up just two-tenths of a percentage compared to Q1 2015.
Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No, thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their cou...
Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Face Off: Gigabyte P57W vs. MSI GE72 6QF vs. Acer Predator 17

Similar hardware, different sizes. How do three gaming systems with the same CPU, GPU, and even display panel compare to one another? We check to find the smallest nuances and disadvantages of each.
BLU Products X2 and M2 Android Marshmallow smartphones with metallic body

BLU Products launches Dash X2 and Dash M2 smartphones

Both handsets retail for less than $90 USD, but feature metal bodies and ship loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
BBM finally gets Video Calling beta in Canada and the United States

BBM Video Calling hits Canada and the US

The beta of this feature requires Android 4.4 KitKat or later, but there is no special opt-in or sign up required - users simply need to use the ...
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 tablets, Amazon Q1 2016 sales report

Amazon tablet shipments in Q1 were impressive

Although the global tablet market dropped by almost 15 percent, Amazon has sold more than 50 times the amount of tablets they managed to sell in ...
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz Review

91% Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz Review

Pioneering. One of the hotly debated devices from Apple's line-up has been updated: The MacBook 12 omits non-essential features and focuses on highest portability. Fan, many interfaces, a mechanical touchpad, a long key travel: "You don't need that."
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 927 g
HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook Review

87% HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook Review

Unsatisfactory screen. HP again delivers a decent, upper-range business laptop with its new EliteBook 850 G3. Unfortunately, the company has made a big mistake with the choice of the installed screen, which ruins the otherwise good impression that the device makes.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Samsung Z3 Tizen smartphone, Tizen 3.0 coming this fall

Samsung Tizen 3.0 coming in September

The new version of this mobile operating system is now 64-bit compatible and might launch powering the Gear S3 smartwatch.
HTC 10 Android handset coming to both Sprint and Verizon

HTC 10 coming to Verizon and Sprint

Verizon Wireless is already accepting pre-orders while Sprint is expected to have the flagship in stores in mid-May.
Apr 29
ASUS Transformer Book T302 convertible now official

ASUS Transformer Book T302 coming this summer

This 12.5-inch convertible has an Intel Skylake Core m3 or Core m7 processor under the hood and runs Windows 10
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines his broad strategy for the company's future

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlines his broad strategy for the company's future

Aside from cutting over 10 percent of the company's workforce, Intel's latest restructuring efforts will refocus on five core concepts for the fo...
Entroware Orion notebook with Ubuntu and Skylake processor

Entroware launches Orion notebook with Ubuntu on board

This customizable Linux laptop can be configured with a Skylake processor (up to i7 6500U), 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, and more, starting at roughly $6...
Motorola XT1650 smartphone spotted on Geekbench

Motorola XT1650 smartphone spotted on Geekbench

Lenovo may be equipping the potential Moto X successor with a Snapdragon 820 SoC and up to 4 GB RAM.
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 400 (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.

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