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Oct 21
Nexus 4 now has unofficial Android 5 Lollipop update
Google Nexus 4 gets unofficial Android 5 update
Although Google plans to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for older Nexus handsets soon, Nexus 4 users can already get one unofficial rel...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best office/business notebooks for below 800 Euros (~$1038) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the ...
LG G Pad 8.0 V480 Tablet Review
84% LG G Pad 8.0 V480 Tablet Review
Chicken-breasted long-distance runner. LG offers an 8-inch tablet for less than 200 Euros (~$254) that has an excellent battery life dubbed G Pad 8.0. However, the runtimes are at the expense of having a weak SoC, which is usually found in entry-level smartphones, among other things. Nevertheless, Android 4.4 KitKat and known software features from LG help make the tablet an interesting product.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 8.0" | 338 g
Alien: Isolation Benchmarked
Alien: Isolation Benchmarked
On the hunt for horror. Creative Assembly, known mostly for their time-consuming epic strategy games (the Total War series), dares to take on one of the greatest film classics ever. Alien: Isolation is intended to transport the player into the atmosphere of the original movie. Your role? The hunted. Which GPU is fast enough to "outrun" Alien?
Oct 20
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
Dell Inspiron 13 7347 Convertible Review
78% Dell Inspiron 13 7347 Convertible Review
Flexible premium consumer. The high-quality, 13.3-inch laptop with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen provides a convertible feel for around 800 Euros (~$1023). It might be the right device for users who are looking for an alternative to Lenovo's Yoga 2 or simply expect a bit more from their laptop.
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Oct 19
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Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa SoC
Cortex-A7/-A15 ARM 8 cores @ 1800 MHz 20nm
Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron N2840
Samsung Chromebook 2 now with Intel processor
This new portable uses an Intel Celeron N2840 processor from the Bay Trail-T family and retails for just $249.99 USD.
Ryse: Son of Rome Benchmarked
Ryse: Son of Rome Benchmarked
Graphics vs. gameplay. While Ryse: Son of Rome turned out to be rather one-dimensional in terms of its gameplay, graphically the title is a real head-turner. Does your notebook also have to come from another planet to run this game? Our review reveals the answer.
Oct 18
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks
October 2014 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top m...
Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review
81% Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review
Black box tablet. The new Asus tablet is a bit secretive because the installation of many benchmarks did not work and produced errors. We try to determine if the powerful hardware can meet expectations and how the review sample performs in terms of display, sound, connectivity and case nonetheless.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 7" | 279 g
UMi Zero slim Android KitKat smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display and quad-core processor
UMi Zero official details now available
This 5-inch Android KitKat handset offers a premium design and high-end features for less than $300 USD.
Oct 17
Apple iPad Air 2 tablet with A8X chip and 10 hours of mixed use on a charge
Apple announces iPad Air 2
The new iPad Air has offers improved battery life and a solid performance increase thanks to the new 64-bit A8X chip under its hood, prices start...
HP TouchPad with webOS, back in 2010
Cloud services support for webOS ends in January
New webOS app submissions and purchases will end next month, while cloud services support shuts down on January 15, 2015.
LG L Bello Smartphone Review
81% LG L Bello Smartphone Review
"Bello e impossibile"? LG's L Bello entry model borrows a few features from the more expensive models and can, for example, be used via buttons on the back. Whether this makes the entry into the smartphone world "bello" can be read in this report.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 5" | 137 g
Acer Aspire V3-371-55GS Subnotebook Review
79% Acer Aspire V3-371-55GS Subnotebook Review
Long-running subnotebook. Acer blends a long battery life with a matte HD screen, a Core i5 processor, and a fast solid state-drive in its Aspire V3-371-55GS. Has Acer created the perfect subnotebook?
Intel Core i5-4210U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
HTC Google Nexus 9 with 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC
Google announces Nexus 9 tablet
The new slate is manufactured by HTC and features a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, also offering a ...
Will.i.am Puls smartwatch with 3G connectivity
Will.i.am unveils Puls 3G smartwatch
This smartwatch has full 3G phone capabilities, can connect to the Internet, has GPS, and can also monitor vital signs and activies.
Oct 16
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Apple A8X iPad SoC
Cyclone 2 ARM 3 cores @ 1500 MHz 20nm
Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 Notebook Review
74% Packard Bell EasyNote TF71BM-C8R1 Notebook Review
Affordable long-runner. The low price is not the most striking property of the EasyNote TF71BM. It primarily attracts attention with its long battery life.
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros (~$660)
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros (~$660)
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...
Google Nexus 6 smartphone by Motorola with Snapdragon 805 and QHD display
Google Nexus 6 is now official
The 6-inch handset has a premium design and top specs, including a QHD display, 13 MP camera with OIS, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC.
Oct 15
Google Android 5.0 Lollipop unveiled by Google
Google unveils Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android L is now officially known as "Lollipop" and has been unveiled next to the new Nexus lineup which also includes Nexus Player, the first de...
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Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa SoC
Cortex-A57/-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 1900 MHz 20nm
Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review
88% Motorola Moto X (2014) Smartphone Review
Always an open ear. Motorola treats its flagship to an upgrade while maintaining the tried virtues. Speech control has been advanced even further. Besides that, a strong Snapdragon 801 and a 13 MP camera have been installed. The smartphone can be personalized over the Moto maker and even allows using exclusive materials like real wood and leather.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.2" | 145 g
Clevo P651SE (Schenker XMG P505) Barebones Notebook Review
85% Clevo P651SE (Schenker XMG P505) Barebones Notebook Review
Full speed ahead. After the top GPUs from the last Nvidia generation were still based on the Kepler architecture, both the GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970 finally use the Maxwell architecture. We check the performance with the Clevo P651SE Barebone.
Intel Core i7-4870HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Turbo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 4G LTE, 21 MP camera and Android KitKat
Motorola Droid Turbo detailed specs now available
The entire specs list of this upcoming handset has been revealed, showing highlights like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC or a 5.2 inch display w...
Oct 14
Emdoor EM-I8170 Windows tablet with Intel Bay Trail
Sub-$70 Windows tablets show up in China
Windows tablets powered by Intel Bay Trail processors have been spotted in China with prices as low as $65 USD.
Lenovo Tab S8-50 Android tablet with 8-inch IPS display and Intel Atom Z3745
Lenovo Tab S8 now on sale in the US
This tablet features a Bay Trail-T processor and IPS display and can be purchased from Best Buy for $199.99 USD.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review
91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review
Generational leap. The successor of the Xperia Z1 Compact is called Xperia Z3 Compact – logical, right? Read our review to find out why the small sibling of the Xperia Z3 is a great smartphone, despite the confusing designation.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 4.6" | 129 g
HP EliteBook 725 G2 Notebook (J0H65AW) Review
81% HP EliteBook 725 G2 Notebook (J0H65AW) Review
Wasted potential. HP's new EliteBook 700 series, which is based on AMD quad-core APUs, promises a comparatively inexpensive entry into the world of high-quality business notebooks. What are the drawbacks of the 12.5-inch 725 G2 compared to its Intel-equipped competitors?
AMD A10 Pro-7350B | AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri) | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
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 G6200 | 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
November 2014 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
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...
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