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Apr 24
Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer announces new Aspire R 11 convertible

Acer unveiled a new convertible with four different modes for extra usability.
Apr 23
Acer presents two new Iconia tablets, brings Liquid M220 to US

Acer presents two new Iconia tablets, brings Liquid M220 to US

Both the Iconia One 8 and the Iconia Tab 10 run Android Lollipop and are powered by an Intel quad-core Atom processor. Additionally, the manufact...
Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

Xiaomi launches Mi 4i smartphone in India

The affordable mid-ranger packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC and a 5-inch Full HD IPS display but lacks a microSD slot.
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

"Notebook-Killer" Vol. 3 - After the Surface Pro 3 was released last autumn, Microsoft now also launches the light version called Surface 3. We already have a review unit and will publish our first results. Update 05/02/2015: eMMC storage performance and battery runtime/charging time.
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.8" | 622 g
5.5-inch Elephone smartphone with Android Lollipop and Windows Phone 10

Dual-boot Elephone handset coming in June

The Android-only variant of this Chinese 5.5-inch smartphone is expected next month, while the Android/Windows Phone dual-boot variant will launc...
Premium Android Wear smartwatch LG Watch Urbane launches in South Korea

LG Watch Urbane hits South Korea

This premium smartwatch powered by Android Wear launches in South Korea this week and will reach the US market in the weeks to come.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

The price is hot. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$660) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly up...
Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

86% Asus ASUSPRO BU201LA Subnotebook Review

Limited stamina. Asus can compete with the established competitors from Lenovo, Dell, Fujitsu and HP with the 12-inch business subnotebook called BU201LA. It comes with a bright IPS display, an LTE modem and very good input devices. However, the computer's battery life is quite short.
Intel Core i7-4650U | Intel HD Graphics 5000 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

84% Toshiba Portege Z20t-B Convertible Review

Expensive runtime wonder. Toshiba charges a steep price of 2000 Euros (~$2138) for the top configuration of its latest business convertible – in return the user gets a business device with comprehensive features and enormous battery runtimes. Thanks to the anti-reflective touchscreen, the Portege Z20t can also be used outdoors.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
Apr 22
Urban Armor Gear releases a rugged cover for Surface 3

Urban Armor Gear releases a rugged cover for Surface 3

The tough casing conforms with military durability standards and offers easy access to all the interfaces and controls.
Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google enters the wireless industry with Project Fi

Google’s Project Fi aims to redefine how mobile phone owners utilize and pay for WiFi and LTE.
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Intel Atom x7 Z8700 Benchmarks

Cherry Trail x86 4 cores @ 1600 - 2400 MHz 14nm
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Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) Benchmarks

16 Intel Gen8 cores @ 200MHz, mem: 64/128 Bit
Microsoft Band and health app updated

Microsoft Band and health app updated

With the wearable space becoming more and more competitive all the time, Microsoft aims to keep pace with rivals.
LG G Stylo will be released in South Korea next month

LG announces G Stylo smartphone

The 5.7-inch device supports pen input and is based on a min-range Snapdragon SoC. An interesting highlight is compatibility with microSD cards u...
OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus April 20th event details

OnePlus’ event on Monday gave some new information about upcoming products and more
Google Nexus Player gets Android 5.1.1 firmware update

Google rolls out Android 5.1.1 update

The Android TV box is the first device to receive the 5.1.1 update, although 5.1 for the Nexus 9 tablet has not been released yet.
TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

79% TrekStor WinPhone 4.7 HD Smartphone Review

Lightweight. The German manufacturer, TrekStor, offers a very light, yet large smartphone in the WinPhone. The device uses Windows Phone 8.1 and employs a quad-core CPU, an HD display and an 8 MP lens. A great smartphone for a low price?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4.7" | 97 g
GTA V Benchmarked

GTA V Benchmarked

Better late than never. Barely 1.5 years after the Last-Gen edition, GTA V is finally released for the PC. We tested it on multiple notebooks, to see if the wait was worth it.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review. Update 04/20/2015: Core i7 and PCIe-SSD in review!
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360

HP unveils refreshed Pavilion series, Pavilion x360, and Envy x360 convertibles for 2015

All models will be shipping this summer and will include Bang & Olufsen speakers for the first time on a HP consumer notebook
New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Rumors: New Acer gaming laptop with Nvidia GTX 980M approaching?

Acer further expands its portfolio for mobile consumer devices. According to the Nitro motto, "A Touch More Powerful", a new gaming notebook could supplement the top of the Nitro series in the near future, too.
Apr 21
Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

Adobe Lightroom 6 Now Available

It’s been nearly two years since Lightroom 5 released, and the wait for a new version may have been worth it.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Smartphone Review

Inexpensive Prime? Inexpensive smartphones are getting more popular in wealthy industrial countries and it does not always have to be a premium device. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is supposed to attract customers that spend less than 200 Euros (~$214) but still want LTE. Our review shows if and where the device makes compromises.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 156 g
Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review

Changing of the guards. Lenovo's new Thinkpad L450 now sports ULV processors instead of standard mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, the Thinkpad doesn't benefit that much from the more frugal processor-series.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 kg
InfiniteUSB Aims to Simplify Ports

InfiniteUSB Aims to Simplify Ports

A new Kickstarter project called InfiniteUSB is creating cables and ports to add elegance and simplicity to users’ computers.
Android Wear Software Receives Update

Android Wear Software Receives Update

Android’s smartwatch software will update for all Android Wear devices over the next few weeks and the new features may generate more sales.
Apr 20
Sony Xperia Z4 is announced officially

Sony unveils Xperia Z4 smartphone

Sony's newest 5.2-inch flagship smartphone is powered by a Snaprdagon 810 processor and runs Android Lollipop.
Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

78% Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

First business contact. Dell wants to show us what equipment an affordable laptop for business routine needs with its Latitude 3450. The laptop lures with an IPS screen and a good battery life. However, minor shortcomings have to be accepted for a price of 915 Euros (~$981).
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2.1 kg
Apr 19
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

April 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is r...
Mediatek unveils MT8163 and MT8735 tablet SoCs

Mediatek announces two new processors for tablets

Both SoCs are built on a 64-bit architecture and include four processor cores. One of them supports 4G/LTE.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

April 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

April 2015 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Apr 18
Samsung expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year

Samsung updates Galaxy S6 sales forecast up to 70 million units

Samsung expects an amazing year for its smartphone business, pushing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales forecast from 55 million units all the way u...
Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more 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...

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