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Feb 11
Huawei Y6 Pro set for global launch

Huawei Y6 Pro set for global launch

The handset comes with a 5-inch 720p display, dual-SIM capability, as well as a 4,000 mAh battery.
Lenovo Miix 700 Review and test results. (Detailed.)play icon

Lenovo Miix 700 Review and test results. (Detailed.)

The Lenovo Miix scored 87% in our full review. This Surface Pro competitor comes with a Core m5 processor and a fast SSD. The screen calibrates very well and battery life is good. In this video review we give you important performance test results and our score breakdown. Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 sp...
Lenovo launches Vibe P1 Turbo smartphone

Lenovo launches Vibe P1 Turbo smartphone

The 5.5-inch handset features an all-metal body with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, as well as a physical home button and a fingerprint reader.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top ...
XCOM 2 Notebook Benchmarks

XCOM 2 Notebook Benchmarks

Just one more round, honey. While XCOM 2's gameplay has been received with great enthusiasm, XCOM 2's graphics currently leave something to be desired. Read on to find out which laptop GPUs will enable players to effectively wipe the aliens off the face of the earth.
Feb 10
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets another Android 5.1.1 update

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 receives another Android 5.1.1 update

Although its hardware is fully capable to run Marshmallow and it already got Android 5.1.1, this phablet on Verizon receives a new Lollipop updat...
Samsung files trademark request for always-on displays

Samsung files trademark request for always-on displays

The "Always-on Display" trademark with the USPTO could apply to the upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships.
LG G4 on AT&T gets the Android Marshmallow update

AT&T LG G4 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow

After US Cellular, Sprint and T-Mobile did the same, AT&T finally delivers this update to the LG G4 handsets on its network.
HTC One M10 rumored to have a 5.2-inch WQHD display

HTC One M10 rumored to have a 5.2-inch WQHD display

Existing rumors of a 5.1-inch display are false, at least according to a tweet from @LlabTooFar.
Miix 700 vs Surface Pro 3 load test. Video rendering.play icon

Miix 700 vs Surface Pro 3 load test. Video rendering.

The Lenovo Miix 700 is very close in design and performance to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 although it utilises a Core M processor instead of the Core i5 processor in the Surface Pro 3 here. Performance is very similar and the Miix 700 does its job silently. This long-term (10-minute) load test giv...
Gionee S6 smartphone with VoLTE now available in India for 260 Euros

Gionee S6 smartphone with VoLTE now available in India for 260 Euros

The S6 is the company's first smartphone with 4G and VoLTE. Other features include a MediaTek MT6753 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and a chassis consisting of 8...
Acer Aspire ES1-731-P4A6 Notebook Review

77% Acer Aspire ES1-731-P4A6 Notebook Review

Braswell Office. With the Acer Aspire ES1-731 you will get a simple 17.3-inch office notebook. It works quietly, requires little energy and delivers a decent keyboard.
Intel Pentium N3700 | Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

February 2016 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$868) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

February 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
LG G5 Always ON official teaser

LG G5 to feature "Always ON" display

This flagship launches later this month and, according to the latest official teaser, features a display with always-on capabilities.
Acer Predator 17 G9-791 Notebook Review

85% Acer Predator 17 G9-791 Notebook Review

The hunt continues. The Predator 17 is the second device from Acer's new gaming series. Despite the bulky chassis, the cooling solution cannot completely convince us.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 4.1 kg
Feb 9
Vaio Z Flip convertible with Skylake now available for pre-order

Vaio Z Flip convertible with Skylake now available for pre-order

Prices start at $1800 USD for the lower-end model with a ULV Core i5-6267U CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 resolution touchs...
Amazon Fire tablet now available for just $40 USD

Amazon Fire tablet now available for just $40 USD

The 7-inch tablet gets a 20 percent price cut to become one of the most affordable Fire devices yet.
Huawei GX8 now available in the US

Huawei GX8 now available in the US

Curiously, it is $150 more expensive than the similarly built and specced Huawei-made Honor 5X smartphone.
OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros

OnePlus 2 gets official price cut to 345 Euros

The permanent price cut will also apply to owners who have already purchased the smartphone within the last two weeks.
LG V10 Smartphone Review

87% LG V10 Smartphone Review

Technical twin. The configuration of LG's V10 reminds us strongly of the G4. The South Korean company has equipped the handset with a second screen and an additional front-facing lens. Discover whether the surcharge is justified in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.7" | 192 g
Dell XPS 15 9550 (Core i7, FHD) Notebook Review

88% Dell XPS 15 9550 (Core i7, FHD) Notebook Review

Finally on its feet. After a series of software issues, we decided to check up once again on a different SKU of the XPS 15 to see if those problematic areas have been patched up. The results are outstanding.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE Notebook Review

81% Lenovo U31-70 80M5003EGE Notebook Review

Lack of endurance. Lenovo's 13.3-inch subnotebook attracts with its good connectivity. However, the battery life is, unfortunately, just middling.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Feb 8
Apple iPhone 5SE may come in Rose Gold color option

Apple iPhone 5SE may come in Rose Gold color option

The previously rumored Pink or Hot Pink color options will not be available says 9to5Mac. Instead, the familiar Rose Gold will be an option for t...
HTC One M10 photo leaks (Source: Evleaks)

HTC One M10 photo leaks

Courtesy of @Evleaks, the image shows the purported high-end smartphone to be more similar to the mainstream One A9 that the actual One M9 flagsh...
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 now $100 cheaper

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 now $100 cheaper

For example, the Surface Pro 4 with Core i5 can now be bought at the same price as a Core M-powered model before the discount.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone surfaces on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone surfaces on GFXBench

The smartphone may carry a Snapdragon 652 SoC and a 5.5-inch FHD display instead of a 6-inch QHD display as previously thought.
Feb 7
MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available

MSI GT72S with Tobii eye-tracking now available

The first ever notebook with integrated Tobii eye-tracking will set users back $2600 USD and come bundled with The Division.
Google Pixel C Tablet Review

89% Google Pixel C Tablet Review

Notebook ambitions. Powerful SoC, good display, a brand-new Android 6.0 and even an optional keyboard: The 10.2-inch Google Pixel C wants to compete with high-end tablets and it can actually leave a very good impression in our review.
Nvidia Tegra X1 | NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU | 10.2" | 517 g
Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC appears on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC appears on Geekbench

While listings with the Exynos 8890 SoC are not new, this is the first appearance of a Samsung model with the Snapdragon 820 SoC.
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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

February 2016 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 versions now at Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 editions now at Bluetooth SIG

The entry-level Galaxy J series has popped up again in official documents as the SM-J5108 and and SM-J7108.
Google KitKat and Lollipop remain the most active versions of Android

Google KitKat and Lollipop remain the most active versions of Android

A little more than one percent of all active Android users are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow according to Google's own metrics.
Feb 6
Acer Aspire ES1-521-87DN Notebook Review

77% Acer Aspire ES1-521-87DN Notebook Review

Overpriced. The Aspire cannot boast with exceedingly high computing power. Then again, it pleases with a very low operating noise and decent keyboard. However, Acer demands the ridiculous price of 500 Euros (~$557) for the laptop.
AMD A8-6410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
ZeroLemon 8500 mAh battery case for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 get 8500 mAh battery case from ZeroLemon

These new battery cases can provide three full charges while protecting the handsets as well, although they are quite bulky.
Feb 5
Lumia 950 XL smartphone review and test results. (Detailed)play icon

Lumia 950 XL smartphone review and test results. (Detailed)

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL high-end Windows 10 smartphone scored a very good 89% in our tests. Camera quality is good, there's a very good quality screen and great connectivity including USB-C with Continuum support. Performance is high-end. Windows Hello retina recognition is also included. Micros...
Google Project Ara shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 810 and 13.8-inch display

Google Project Ara modular device hits GFXBench

Although the result of this project should be a smartphone, the device spotted on GFXBench uses a 13.8-inch display and Android Marshmallow, but ...
Amazon France momentarily lists Microsoft Lumia 650 for sale

Amazon France momentarily lists Microsoft Lumia 650 for sale

The preemptive listing confirms many previous rumors and a suggested retail price of 230 Euros.
Google updates Android Wear with speaker support and new gestures

Google adds speaker support and new gestures to Android Wear

The updated operating system for smartwatches now allows owners of such devices to make and take calls over Bluetooth, also offering new gestures...
Toshiba is now 479.4 billion Yen in the red according to latest FY2015 report

Toshiba is now 479.4 billion Yen in the red according to latest FY2015 report

After being caught in an accounting scandal earlier last year, the Japanese manufacturer is down 5.43 billion Euros as it continues to face restr...
Xiaomi Mi 5 to support NFC and 4G LTE

Xiaomi Mi 5 to support NFC and 4G LTE

Xiaomi CEO boasts NFC and 4G support as more images of the final retail packaging leak online.
ZTE Blade A452 Smartphone Review

80% ZTE Blade A452 Smartphone Review

Big battery. While focus is placed on a thin-as-possible line in many other smartphones, ZTE's Blade A456 sacrifices that for a relatively generously sized 4000 mAh battery. Our report reveals whether that also ensures a long battery life.
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.0" | 157 g
Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD Notebook Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15IBD Notebook Review

Low-cost Core i3. Laptops from the low-cost sector are mostly equipped with Braswell processors or AMD APUs nowadays. Neither of these is the strongest of their kind. Lenovo has taken a different approach and installed a Core i3 processor from the Broadwell generation in its IdeaPad.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2 kg
LG G5 cases reveal dual rear cameras with dual LED Flash

LG G5 cases reveal dual rear cameras with dual LED Flash

Accessories for the upcoming LG G5 show off key hardware features leading up to an official reveal this coming February 21st.
Feb 4
Google Pixel C Android Tablet Review and test. (Detailed.)play icon

Google Pixel C Android Tablet Review and test. (Detailed.)

The Google Pixel C Android Tablet, with the optional keyboard, scored a very good 89% in our full review (link below.) It has very strong performance, a bright high-contrast, quality 10.2 inch display and of course, the latest 2016 Android OS - Marshmallow. Google Pixel C specifications: Processor:...
HTC posts record losses as of Q4 2015

HTC posts record losses as of Q4 2015

Sales down by almost half during the last quarter resulting in losses of about 91.82 million Euros.
More Microsoft Lumia 650 press images surface

More Microsoft Lumia 650 press images surface

The chassis is expected to be very similar to the current Lumia 550 series and with a retail price of around 200 Euros.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

February 2016 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of t...
More hands-on photos and renders leak on Microsoft Lumia 850

More hands-on photos and renders leak on Microsoft Lumia 850

Windows phones haven't been a success story for Microsoft. Nonetheless, the impending Lumia 850 may be just around the corner with more leaks fro...
OnePlus Valentine's Day promo includes free StyleSwap cover

OnePlus Valentine's Day promo includes free StyleSwap cover

The StyleSwap cover retails for $27 and will be free for a limited time while supplies last.
Feb 3
Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales

Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales

While overall sales are down 8 percent for its Q3 2015/2016 fiscal quarter, net income is up 14 percent YoY.

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