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Apr 18
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is more tailored for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 141 g
Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

88% Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

Success. Acer's 14-inch Travelmate P645 does not have any serious weaknesses, and besets the business-leaders from Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. It clearly outruns its rivals in terms of battery life.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Microsoft announces Office Universal for Windows Phones

Although Office products have found their way on iOS and Android devices, Office Universal is an exclusive offering for those with phones running...
Apple Pay may soon extend to Canada

Apple Pay may soon extend to Canada

Having seen much success since its October release, Apple could be planning to release its contact-less payment system in Canada this fall.
Apr 17
Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphone should reach the US later this year

Tizen smartphones to hit the US later this year

Samsung Z2 is expected in Europe, the US, as well as other countries by the end of 2015.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

A new standard. The conventional Galaxy S6 was already very convincing in our review. Samsung now offers a smartphone with two rounded display edges with the Galaxy S6 Edge for the first time, but the additional price is pretty steep. Our review shows if the extra charge is worth it.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 132 g
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

84% HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.
Intel Core M-5Y51 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
LG G4 Stylus is a scaled-down variant of G4 equipped with stylus support

First photos of LG's G4 Stylus surface on the net

The pen-enabled sibling of the LG G4 is rumored to have a 5.8-inch display and a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.
Apr 16
LG confirms details about its G4 smartphone

LG confirms details about its G4 smartphone

Two weeks ahead of the LG G4 official reveal, LG releases a teaser video detailing new specifications.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet gets Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Verizon Galaxy Note 3 gets Lollipop update

Less than two weeks after the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablets on Verizon get their first Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD for mainstream PCs and workstations enters mass production

Samsung starts mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs

Two years after introducing NVMe SSDs for the server market, Samsung begins mass production of the first NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs and workstations w...
LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

87% LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Review

Bananaphone. LG presents the second edition of its curved, high-end smartphone, LG G Flex 2, with improvements: Primarily the higher resolution screen is to silence the critics. We closely examined the slightly smaller phablet in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 152 g
Apr 15
Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX303LA Subnotebook Review

Well-rounded indeed. The Zenbook doesn't just impress with its looks alone. The subnotebook also delights with good input devices, a long battery life and low emissions.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM Windows smartphone with 5-inch display and 8 MP main camera

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM launches next month

This new Lumia handset has a 5-inch display, a modest Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 8 MP main camera, but packs 4G LTE connectivity and m...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Apr 14
Sharp is planning to mass-produce a 5.5-inch Ultra HD display by 2016

Sharp announces a 5.5-inch Ultra HD 4K panel

Judging by the size, the display could be used in smartphones or in VR headsets. First shipments to electronics manufacturers are expected in 201...
Datazen Software joins Microsoft

Microsoft acquires Datazen Software

Industry leader in data visualization and mobile business intelligence on all major platforms Datazen joins the Redmond giant.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 can be customized by Legend with various precious materials

Legend announces luxury variants of Samsung's Galaxy S6

The Helsinki-based company offers several pre-made models crafted with expensive materials. Alternatively, customers can create and order their o...
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.
Cyanogen 12 OS launches for OnePlus One handsets, as well as other devices

Cyanogen 12 rolls out to OnePlus One handsets

The new firmware is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and includes a revamped theming feature and the new Boxer-based Email app, in addition to the r...
HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

81% HP Envy 17 (2015) Notebook Review

All-rounder. The HP Envy 17 wants to be your desktop replacement laptop. It has the right hardware, but what about the pricing?
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

76% Asus Q302LA Convertible Review

The affordable convertible. For about $500, this Asus is both a decent tablet and notebook. Unfortunately, a lot of important corners had to be cut to bring this transformer to such an inexpensive level.
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Panasonic updates its 20-inch Toughpad 4K tablet with Broadwell vPro Core i5 CPUs

Panasonic updates Toughpad 4K tablet with latest i5 processors

The 20-inch rugged tablet will now feature Intel's Core i5 vPro CPU of the Broadwell generation. Additionally, the device has received a massive ...
Apr 13
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Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

Yoga goes standard. Will the Yoga concept be successful in a standard 15-inch work device? Can the Yoga reflect the classic virtues and bring new flexibility in equal measure? Disappointment is not far.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

Intel's 15W Skylake processors may feature Iris graphics

According to unconfirmed reports, Intel may have been able to cram its Iris graphics into the 15W ULV SKUs of Skylake, Intel's next generation p...
BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

BQ Ubuntu phone now available for purchase

The world's first Ubuntu phone produced by BQ is now available for purchase in the European Union. Previously, the smartphone was only available ...
Apr 12
Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone Review

Successor to the throne. Samsung wants to claim the smartphone crown with the Galaxy S6. Those are not just marketing slogans; the South Korean high-end Android device really puts up a convincing performance in our review and can secure the top spot in our ranking.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
Apr 11
Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

82% Motorola Moto E 2015 Smartphone Review

Successful update... ...would be a brief and catchy description of Motorola's Moto E 2nd generation because many points of criticism made on the predecessor have been reworked. A 4.5-inch qHD screen, LTE, 8 GB of storage, and the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop - the revised bundle is appealing.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 145 g
Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

82% Dell Inspiron 15-7548 Notebook Review

Slimmed down. The new version of the Inspiron 15 of the 7000-series is much slimmer than the predecessor, and now has a 4K display. However, the restriction is not only limited to the chassis: You also have to live with drawbacks in terms of graphics performance and battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Apr 10
Samsung Galaxy J5 specifications leaked via GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J5 spotted in GFXBench

The popular benchmark revealed key specifications and the version of Android running on the smartphone.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regula...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

April 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commen...
Apr 9
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for pre-order from April 21

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 available for pre-order from April 21

This $250 smartphone offers a well-balanced set of mid-range components and runs an up-to-date Android version.
AT&T confirms Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update on Twitter

AT&T Galaxy S5 gets Android Lollipop update

One day after the older Galaxy S4 flagship, Galaxy S5 on AT&T gets the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
adidas Originals accessory collection for iPhone launching with AT&T

AT&T stores launch adidas Originals accessory collection for iPhone

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get adidas Originals cases with two color schemes as part of a new line of accessories available through AT&T stores n...
Apple iOS 8.3 fixes WiFi problems but also brings new emojis

Apple releases iOS 8.3

This last update promises to fix the WiFi issues encountered by many iOS users in the past, as well as
Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

84% Huawei MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE Tablet Review

LTE 8.0. You don't like small screens but want the phone functions of a smartphone? Then Huawei's MediaPad T1 8.0 LTE might be your device: make calls and browse on the Internet on an 8-inch tablet.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 8" | 360 g
Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

Cutting the wrong corners? Compromises in the casing, screen and configuration make the ThinkPad T450 a comparatively affordable alternative to the high-end T450s model. However, the buyer should carefully consider whether the money saved really makes up for the drawbacks.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Dell Venue 10 7000 Android tablet with Intel Atom Z3580 SoC

Dell unveils Venue 10 7000 premium Android tablet

This 10-inch premium Android tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and features a magnetic detachable keyboard that allows ...
LG giving away 4,000 G4s for 'test drive'

LG giving away 4,000 G4s for 'test drive'

Selected participants will receive the flagship phone weeks before launch, and will be able to complete assignments and obtain prizes. Participan...
Apr 8
HTC's One M9+ is now official

HTC officially introduces One M9+

So far, this Mediatek-powered smartphone with a QHD display and a fingerprint scanner is only available in China.
Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop loaded with Ubuntu Linux

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition starts at $949 USD, comes with Ubuntu

The newest 13-inch laptop from Dell gets a Linux-powered lineup that includes a QHD+ touchscreen display version with 5th generation Intel Core i...
Windows 10 launches this summer and first major update comes in 2016

Windows 10 Redstone allegedly coming in 2016

"Redstone" is apparently the codename of the first major update to Windows 10 and inside reports claim it will arrive next year while the initial...
Super Talent SJ2 mSATA SSD for industrial and embedded applications

Super Talent launches SJ2 mSATA SSD

This new drive provides up to 480 MB/s reads and 160 MB/s writes and aims at industrial and embedded applications, including the mobile sector.
Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

78% Microsoft Lumia 532 Smartphone Review

Double X. Microsoft's Lumia 532 is actually the dual-SIM version of the Lumia 435. Buyers looking for a very affordable smartphone and want to use two SIM cards at the same time will find out what restrictions a price of just over 90 Euros (~$97) involve in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.0" | 136 g
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

Update Spring 2015. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here yo...
Apr 7
LG: Apple will release an 8K iMac later this year

Apple could be planning to release an 8K iMac

According to LG, who is supplying most panels for the current 5K iMac, Apple is planning to further push the resolution of its iconic AIO by equi...

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