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Oct 13
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Apple A8 SoC
Cyclone 2 ARM 2 cores @ 1400 MHz 20nm
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 SoC
ARMv7 ARM 4 cores @ 1200 MHz 28nm
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Phablet Review
78% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 Phablet Review
Catching Fire. Amazon are taking ques from Google's successful Nexus lineup by expanding their Kindle Fire series into more sizes. The Kindle Fire HD 6 may be small, but its $99 starting price is a big deal. Is this 6-inch Kindle a sign of more inexpensive phablets to come?
Mediatek MT8135 | PowerVR G6400 | 6" | 290 g
Asus X551MAV-SX391B Notebook Review Update
70% Asus X551MAV-SX391B Notebook Review Update
Quiet and cool. Asus wants around 300 Euros (~$380) for its 15.6-inch X551MAV-SX391B laptop. Although the installed Bay Trail Celeron does not offer much computing power, the laptop operates quietly. A Windows operating system is included despite the low price.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Oct 12
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130 Notebook Review
74% Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130 Notebook Review
Hot Gamer? Toshiba self-confidently advertises its new multimedia laptop, Satellite L70-B-130 with AMD's R9 M265X as "Enthusiast Graphics". Our review reveals whether the 17-inch laptop justifies this high claim, why "hot" should be taken literally, and for whom the laptop might be worth looking at.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | AMD Radeon R9 M265X | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Oct 11
Silent Circle Blackphone with encrypted calls, messages, and secure Web browsing
Silent Circle tablet coming soon
The company who launched the privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone promises to deliver a similar tablet in the near future.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones
October 2014 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and comm...
Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE
89% Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE Review Update
Mobile gaming fun. Thanks to the LTE Cat 4 module, the top model can be used for gaming on-the-go anywhere. In addition, Nvidia doubled the flash memory, which worked significantly faster in our test model.
Nvidia Tegra K1 | NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU | 8" | 371 g
HP 8 G2 Android tablet with Allwinner A33 SoC
HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 go on sale
These two tablets can be purchased now from Amazon. They run Android 4.4.2 KitKat and use Allwinner A33 processors.
Oct 10
HTC Nexus 9 Android tablet leaked image
Nexus 9 tablet could show up next week
This tablet built by HTC could be unveiled on October 15 and is expected to hit the stores on November 3 priced at $399 USD.
HTC One M8 flagship now with Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience
HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience update
The international version of this flagship gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience in Europe already, so carrier versions in the US should soon get...
Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Review
89% Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone Review
A rapid update yet again. Apparently, Sony aims to attract attention with a new top smartphone every 6 months. The user can only benefit from it: Although the innovations are small, our test proves that the Xperia Z3 is still a top smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 152 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mode...
Previous generation Google Nexus 5 Android KitKat smartphone
Google Nexus 6 coming this month
People familiar with the matter claim the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 phablet will launch this month, but Google is still silent about it.
Oct 9
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Best Buy-exclusive Windows convertible
Lenovo announces ThinkPad Yoga 14 convertible
This new Windows 8.1 convertible will be a BestBuy exclusive product and will go on sale later this month starting at $1,199 USD.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro convertible 14-inch, Intel Core M and SSD storage
Lenovo unveils Yoga 3 Pro convertible
This new 13-inch Yoga device has a new watchband hinge design, a QHD+ screen, Intel Core M processor, and JBL audio.
Lenovo to ship Yoga Tablet 2 with built-in Pico projector and Android/Windows OS
Lenovo to ship Yoga Tablet 2 with built-in Pico projector and Android/Windows OS
The Yoga Tablet 2 will be available as 8-inch and 10-inch models, each with a choice of either Android or Windows 8. A QHD 13-inch Pro model will...
HP Envy 15-k010ng Notebook Review
81% HP Envy 15-k010ng Notebook Review
Multimedia with quirks. HP's multimedia newcomer is positioned between mid-range and premium range in terms of configuration and price. Its balanced combination of power and ergonomics is appealing. Will the now matte screen also make a better impression than the former models from 2013? We will clarify this and many other questions in this review.
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Motorola Droid Turbo user manual leaks online
Motorola Droid Turbo leaks online
The user manual of this upcoming 5.2-inch Android handset with 21 MP back camera leaked online, revealing that Verizon Wireless customers may get...
Mushkin Chronos G2 SSD
Mushkin introduces Chronos G2 SSD
This new drive is available in capacities from 60GB to 480GB and offers write performance of up to 90K IOPS, as well as a maximum transfer rate o...
HTC Desire EYE Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and RE camera
HTC Desire EYE coming to the US this month
This 5.2-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2 GB RAM and at least 16 GB internal storage, Full HD resolution, as we...
The V Phone I6 clone already available and in review
The No.1 V Phone I6 clone already available and in review
The Apple iPhone 6 gets its first Dolly the sheep in under a month since the official unveiling of the latest iPhone refresh.
Oct 8
Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet concept render
Apple iPad Pro could feature Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system
The 12.9-inch tablet is expected to launch in 2015, driven by an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8-inch rugged Android tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active now up for pre-order
This 8-inch Android tablet is built to face harsh work environments, comes with enterprise-ready capabilities and will begin shipping at the end ...
HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 Convertible Review
74% HP Pavilion 13-a000ng x360 Convertible Review
HP turn around! HP now follows the example set by Lenovo since 2012 with its Yoga. Owing to cleverly designed hinges, the new Pavilion can be used in four different modes. However, we soon discovered that unfortunately the transition is not always smooth.
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets
October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regu...
Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M
Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop arrives later this month
This ultra-slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop with WQHD+ IPS display will get NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics and should be available for purchase lat...
Toshiba Glass prototype smartglasses
Toshiba Glass smartglasses prototype spotted in Japan
An early version of Toshiba's answer to Google Glass has just been spotted at the CEATEC show in Japan, while the final product is expected to co...
Gigabyte P34W gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics card
Gigabyte announces P34W gaming laptop
This ultra-slim 14-inch gaming laptop features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics with 6 GB GDDR5 memory and will hit the market in early November.
Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599
Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599
17.3-inch slim gaming notebook gets Maxwell update coming this month and promises extreme performance over a single GTX 980M and GTX 780M SLI.
Oct 7
Opera Mini web browser for Samsung Gear S smartwatch
Opera Mini becomes the first web browser for Gear S
Opera Mini is now the first full-featured web browser for the Tizen OS-powered Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
Digital Storm gaming laptops lineup now with NVIDIA GTX 900M
Digital Storm to add NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics to its gaming laptops
NVIDIA GTX 970M and 980M graphics cards will power Digital Storm's line of award-winning gaming laptops which are expected to go on sale next mon...
MSI GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop, now with NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics
MSI updates GS Stealth/Ghost and GT Dominator Series with NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics
Thanks to the latest GTX 900M Series from NVIDIA, MSI's gaming laptops now provide up to 28% more graphics performance than the older models with...
Maingear Nomad 17 new design and NVIDIA GTX 980M
Maingear updates Nomad 17 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M graphics and new design
This ultra-high performance family of laptops now has a new design and also features NVIDIA GTX 900M graphics.
Nvidia: Launch of the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M
Nvidia launches the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M
With the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M, Nvidia introduces two high-end graphics cards based on the GM204 chip from the Maxwell generation. Thanks to the high efficiency gain of the new GPUs, raw performance is now closer to a dedicated desktop graphics card than ever before. Furthermore, this is the first time that the current DirectX 11.2 standard is completely supported. Expect our full review of the high-end GPUs in the coming days.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Benchmarked
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Benchmarked
GPU glutton. In Shadow of Mordor, Sauron does not aim for the ring but primarily goes for video memory. We tried to determine the hardware requirements. Do you really need a lightning fast high-end system?
LG G Watch R Android Wear smartwatch South Korean launch October 14
LG G Watch R launches in South Korea next week
This round Android Wear smartwatch hits the South Korean market on October 14 for roughly $330 USD.
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 Convertible Review
77% Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 Convertible Review
Press me! The tablet of Toshiba's Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104 convertible can be completely detached from the keyboard dock. The unusual mechanism needs a bit of getting used to. Read in our report why the stylish ultrabook will nevertheless look good on many desks.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of to...
FIFA 15 Benchmarked
FIFA 15 Benchmarked
New engine, renewed appeal. After years of getting less attention, the 2015 version of the PC game boasts nicely improved graphics. Our review takes a look at how various notebook graphics card perform when playing the game.
ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300L
87% Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LD-C4031H Convertible Review
Multimode MultimediaThe ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300L we're testing here, the 13.3-inch version, has high-end Ultrabook-style specifications in a stylish convertible design. With Core i7, 8GB RAM Full HD touch and a discreet Nvidia GPU, this could be a 2-in-1 worth seeking-out.
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 13.3" | 1.8 kg
Oct 6
Samsung Galaxy S3 international model gets Android KitKat update
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 international model gets Android KitKat update
The official Android KitKat build for the South Korean Galaxy S3 is now available as an unofficial ROM for the international version of the hands...
Spire ASTRO III notebook cooler and stand
Spire reveals ASTRO III laptop stand and cooler
This new ASTRO cooler for 15-inch laptops from Spire has a 7.9-inch silent fan and will hit the market later this month.
Sony Digital Paper 13.3-inch e-reader with cloud storage support
Sony’s Digital Paper now has cloud storage compatibility
The WebDAV protocol of this device now allows users to transfer their files wirelessly to and from cloud storage services such as Box.com.
Hewlett-Packard to split in two companies
Hewlett-Packard to split in two
The company plans to split its business services and hardware operations from the PC and printing businesses.
Lenovo SW-B100 Smartband with heart rate monitor and IP67 certification
Lenovo SW-B100 Smartband hits the FCC
This IP 67-certified wearable has Bluetooth connectivity and heart rate monitoring capabilities, promising no less than 7 days of autonomy on a s...
HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review
81% HTC Desire 510 Smartphone Review
Up to date, yet inexpensive. The 4.7-inch HTC Smartphone Desire 510 sells for only 200 Euros (~$250) but supports the faster LTE standard despite its low price. We've subjected the Android phone, which is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm quad-core SoC, to our battery of tests.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.7" | 158 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook Review Update
71% Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75 Notebook Review Update
Kaveri @ low cost. The IdeaPad Z50-75 is available for a low 400 Euros (~$501) without a Windows operating system. The buyer gets a quad-core processor, dual-graphics solution from AMD, and a 1 TB hard drive. An irresistible bargain?
AMD A8-7100 | AMD Radeon R6 M255DX | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Oct 5
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Review
84% Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Review
Stability issues. Finally, a big iPhone! Many people might have thought that, since the iPhone 6 Plus surpasses the 5s by 1.5 inches. In addition, there is a very slim aluminum body, but it cannot meet the high expectations. The term Bendgate combines the mocking of the competition and frustration of the owners about the unintentionally flexible iPhone.
Apple A8 | PowerVR GX6450 | 5.5" | 172 g
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