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May 19
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly u...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus 6-inch Android phablet with 5020 mAh battery

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus now available in India

This 6-inch phablet is powered by a 5020 mAh battery and a MediaTek MT6753 processor, features 4G LTE connectivity, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop...
Samsung Galaxy C5 Android smartphone hits TENAA

Samsung Galaxy C5 hits TENAA

The TENAA listing confirms most specs already leaked, such as the metallic body, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 4 GB memory, and Android 6.0....
Android apps and Google Play Store now available on Chromebooks

Google Play Store coming to Chrome OS

Although Google is not merging Chrome OS and Android yet, they have just announced that Android apps and the Google Play Store are both coming to...
Sony Xperia XA Ultra phablet now official

Sony Xperia XA Ultra phablet now official

The 6-inch phablet ships with a Helio P10 SoC and a powerful wide-angle 16 MP front-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilization and HDR.
Apple iPhone could have four different OLED suppliers by 2018

Apple iPhone could have four different OLED suppliers by 2018

The Cupertino company is looking at South Korean and Japanese suppliers as Chinese manufacturers are not expected to be able to meet demand.
May 18
Microsoft Nokia 222 feature phone, Microsoft selling the business

Microsoft selling its feature phone business

Microsoft's feature phone assets will pass to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy as part of a deal ...
Samsung Pay updated with membership cards support, 38 new banks

Samsung Pay gets another update

In addition to 38 new banks and credit unions, the update also brings support for membership and loyalty cards.
Asus Zenbook UX306UA 13.3-inch Windows ultrabook with Intel Skylake processor

Asus Zenbook UX306UA is now official

This new 13.3-inch Windows 10 ultrabook got a quiet unveil, and features low voltage Skylake processors, up to 16 GB RAM, as well as one 256 GB o...
Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

The sound of silence. With a frameless InfinityEdge display, Core-m processors and passive cooling, the Latitude 13 7370 is Dell's new interpretation of a classic business notebook. A promising concept – but the execution is not flawless.
Intel Core m5-6Y57 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is reg...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

1920 Pascal cores @ 1506MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 4000MHz
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active allegedly coming next month

The handset that should launch on AT&T in less than a month shows has been spotted in what appears to be an official photo that reveals a gold/de...
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Android smartphone Motorola Moto G Plus

Motorola unveils three new handsets

Next to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus handsets, Motorola has also revealed the entry-range Moto G4 Play, and all three are expected to hit the US ...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android flagship gets Marshmallow update on AT&T

AT&T Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get Android Marshmallow

The 1.5 GB firmware update finally brings Android 6.0 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on AT&T, next to various minor improvements, fixes, and...
Sony could be phasing out the Xperia C and M series

Sony could be phasing out the Xperia C and M series

The manufacturer will unify its Xperia brand and do away with letter subcategories by 2018 according to leaked screenshots.
Microsoft Surface Book successor may be postponed until 2017

Microsoft Surface Book successor may be postponed until 2017

The Surface Book 2 could quietly skip 2016 according to the latest rumors from DigiTimes.
Asus F756UX-T7013T Notebook Review

78% Asus F756UX-T7013T Notebook Review

Glossy multimedia. The technologies in Asus' new 17-inch desktop replacement are concealed under shiny piano painted surfaces. Since the multimedia laptop is already available for starting at around 770 Euros (~$864), not much is expected from screen and input devices. But we of course just love nice surprises.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review

82% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review

Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 aims to make a higher-quality impression. However, the inner values have remained mostly the same. Is that enough for a successful update?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.2" | 159 g
May 17
Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch

Fitbit continues to dominate the wearable market

While total shipments of basic wearables in Q1 increased 67 percent, Fitbit remains the leader of the market.
HP EliteBook 1030 fanless Windows notebook with Skylake processor

HP EliteBook 1030 starts at $1249 USD

This fanless Windows notebook with Skylake processor promises to offer up to 13 hours of battery life and will hit the market later this month.
 

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Garmin Vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker is now official

Garmin unveils Vivosmart HR+ fitness tracker

Compared to its predecessor, this new wearable offers GPS tracking capabilities and automatic activity detection, as well as a few additional run...
Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Nvidia Pascal Architecture Overview

Pascal is the successor to the Maxwell architecture, introduced by Nvidia in 2016. We use this article to look at the features of the GPU archite...
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) Review – Pascal has arrived

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) Review – Pascal has arrived

The GTX 1080 is a high-end graphics card which was announced in May 2016 and is based on the new Pascal architecture. We were able to review the Founders Edition from Nvidia and put it through our benchmarks.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 |
Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

The listed x9007 model name suggests a smaller or more affordable version of the unannounced Find 9 smartphone.
Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Latest quarterly results ending May, 2016 show a profit increase of nearly 50 percent YoY for the popular GPU manufacturer.
Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

The new 5.5-inch Axon smartphone will compete directly against other flagships including the LG G5, HTC 10, and eventual iPhone 7.
May 16
Charm by Samsung fitness band is now official

Samsung Charm fitness band is now official

This smart accessory for Android-powered handsets offers fitness tracking capabilities in conjunction with S Health, as well as basic notificatio...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
LG K10 Smartphone Review

81% LG K10 Smartphone Review

Pitch-dark. LG's K10 wants to add style to the lower mid-range. Read why its screen and the camera's gloomy photos stand in its way in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.3" | 140 g
Huawei MateBook Windows convertible gets 128 GB variant for China

Huawei MateBook gets a new version

The new MateBook targets the Chinese market and features only 128 GB internal storage, next to the Intel Core m5 6Y54 processor and 8 GB RAM.
ZTE Zmax Android phablet successor coming this summer to T-Mobile

ZTE Zmax Pro allegedly coming this summer

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 617-powered 6-inch Android phablet is expected to show up this summer in the US, where it will launch exclusively on T-M...
MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

80% MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

business-class gaming. We take our second look at the PE70 to see how well the Prestige series is branching off from its gaming G series roots. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Just for work. At well over $1000 USD with configurations surpassing $1500, these small notebooks don't come cheap and aren't very powerful in terms of raw performance. Instead, these models offer better reliability and features that are beyond the reach of cheaper consumer notebooks. Which of these three will get the job done faster?
Lenovo PB2-690N 18.4-inch tablet spotted on GFXBench

Lenovo PB2-690N 18.4-inch tablet spotted on GFXBench

The extra-large Android tablet is expected to have a mid-range Snapdragon 652 SoC and 2560 x 1440 resolution display.
May 15
Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

83% Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

Fine tuning. Schenker Technologies have added new gaming models to their Advanced series in May. Thanks to the many new features, the XMG A726 is notably more modern than its 17-inch XMG A716 and XMG A706 siblings. We checked the differences in detail. Is the extra cost worth it?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

Mission impossible. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). This required some innovative solutions. We had the chance to have a closer look at a pre-production unit and want to share our initial impressions.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Samsung updates Tab 4 10.1 tablet to the Tab 4 Advanced

Samsung updates Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet to the Tab 4 Advanced

The old mainstream tablet gets a much needed internal update with an Exynos 7870 SoC and 2 GB RAM.
Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

ZTE has so far only introduced one member in the Nubia Z11 family. These latest leaks, however, show that the other two larger variants should be...
May 14
Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

82% Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

Mainstream Microsoft. The new Lumia 650 from Microsoft wants to convince users with competitive pricing and obviously the Windows operating system. The manufacturer from Redmond targets business customers in particular. Because of the slow hardware, however, there are some limitations, including the lack of the Windows Continuum feature.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.0" | 122 g
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2016)

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tablet Review

Compact. The particularly handy design bestows Samsung's new tablet from the 7-inch category with almost smartphone-like traits. However, tight 8 GB of storage and an entry-level SoC curb the fun. Our test will reveal whether the Galaxy Tab A7 convinces in real world use anyway.
Spreadtrum SC7731 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 7.0" | 283 g
HTC Desire 820 Android smartphone gets 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

HTC Desire 820 gets Android 6.0.1 update

This handset that launched back in 2014 finally gets Marshmallow, as well as the latest major iteration of the HTC Sense UI.
Google Gboard keyboard app for iOS

Google launches GBoard keyboard app for iOS

Next to emojis and GIFs, this app also offers Google Search capabilities that are very easy to use, as well as the ability to send information it...
HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

After a brief period in the green early last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer is now back to being knee deep in red with a quarterly loss of 2.61...
May 13
New Nvidia Shield tablet shows up at FCC

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 successor spotted at FCC

The upcoming slate is similar to the existing Shield Tablet K1 in terms of design, but most of its specs still have to be confirmed.
Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Overall notebook market is down 7.3 percent year-over-year when looking at the top 8 manufacturers worldwide.

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