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Mar 23
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

Under observation - Part 2. HP's ZBook 15 G2 has been in our long-term test for some weeks now, and it has to show whether it can keep what it promises in the long run after passing through our regular test procedures. Besides our experiences with the review sample, we will also deal with the topic of multi-monitor operation in our first status report. The following article discloses the experiences we have made until now.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

83% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

Find your inner Zen with the Chi. The runaway success of the lauded Zenbook Ultrabooks and Transformer tablets have prompted Asus to create a whole new family of convertibles under the Transformer Book series known as the Chi. The T300 Chi is the most powerful of the bunch and its 2560 x 1440 display has us impressed.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Mar 21
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Turion, Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, sorted by performance.
Icon Q Q5.5 dual SIM Android smartphone with octa-core processor and 13 MP main camera

Icon Q unveils the Q5.5 budget smartphone

This dual SIM Android handset has an octa-core MediaTek SoC inside, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP main camera, and retails unlocked for just $199 USD.
Mar 20
Vector Luna and Vector Meridian limited edition water resistant smartwatches with 30 days battery life

Vector smartwatches promise one month of battery life

While this new smartwatch family may drop a few advanced features, it compensates with style and battery life - up to 30 days.
Microsoft working on Windows 10 ROM for Android smartphones

Microsoft working on Windows 10 ROM for Android smartphones

Microsoft announced plans to bring Windows 10 to Android smartphones by releasing a custom ROM.
HTC allegedly solves One M9 overheating through software update

HTC allegedly solves One M9 overheating through software update

It looks like HTC could have solved the One M9's overheating problems through a software update. Earlier this week, a test proved that the non-fi...
Asus C201 Chromebook with Rockchip processor coming soon

Rockchip-powered Asus C201 Chromebook coming soon

The new Chrome OS-powered laptop was spotted in Troxell’s 2015 brochure for K-12 education and although its price has not been revealed yet, it m...
Samsung expected to sell 55 million Galaxy S6 units in 2015

Samsung expected to sell 55 million Galaxy S6 units in 2015

According to the South Korean media, industry watchers from DRAMeXchange expect Samsung to sell more than 55 million units of the premium Galaxy ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

March 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...
HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

82% HP Envy 15 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The Envy belongs to the group of 15.6-inch all-rounders. The computer does not lack processing performance. However, the display of the notebook is not convincing.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

Windows 10 Technical Preview Impressions

The tenth era Everything is different with the new Windows: It is supposed to be multi-platform, easier to use and the user can provide feedback for the preview version. Will everything be good? We check this with the Technical Preview of Windows 10 on three devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone).
Mar 19
Next Google Nexus: who will make it?

Next Google Nexus smartphone could be made by LG

It's a known fact that Google changes manufacturers for its Nexus devices periodically. There's a good chance that LG could be chosen once again.
Acer Chromebook 15 with Intel Core i5 Broadwell ULV processor and Full HD display

Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry

This new Chrome OS-powered laptop features the Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell processor and will hit the market next month for less than $500 USD.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Swarovski crystal-embellished covers

Samsung announces accessory collection for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The new accessories will launch on April 10 with the new handsets and come from notorious Samsung partners, such as Swarovski, Burton, Montblanc,...
Microsoft Lumia 430 cheap Windows smartphone

Microsoft intros Lumia 430 low-end smartphone

This new low-end Windows Phone handset has basic specs, but is Windows 10-ready and comes with 30 GB of OneDrive cloud storage.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G Notebook Review

84% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G Notebook Review

Broadwell Nitro. The Aspire impresses in most aspects: It has plenty of computing and gaming performance while managing long battery runtimes. The screen and input devices are also compelling. Shortcomings are found in the laptop's maintenance and upgrade options.
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

87% Dell XPS 15 Notebook Review

Even more pixels! As the successor to Dell's XPS 15 (Late 2013) with its QHD+ display, the American company now presents the overhauled XPS 15 in a new configuration with a 4K UHD display and a more powerful processor. The almost perfect display image and reasonably good performance are enticing. Unfortunately, some of the computer's former problems remain unresolved.
Intel Core i7-4712HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

March 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 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top mod...
Mar 18
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Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by Goldgenie

Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon

Goldgenie is working on a luxury family of Samsung's latest flagships that will come in 24k Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum.
Windows 10: free upgrades even for pirated copies

Windows 10: free upgrades even for pirated copies

It looks like Microsoft plans to tackle Windows piracy in a unique way, as the company is looking to provide free Windows 10 updates even for pir...
Compal und RGS unveil education-oriented Chromebooks

Compal und RGS unveil education-oriented Chromebooks

Compal and RGS have announced two new Chromebooks aimed at educational institutions. The RGS Education Chromebook comes with a 11.6-inch display,...
Accidental damage to HTC One M9 and M8 will be covered under Uh Oh Protection in the US

HTC announces Uh Oh Protection for its One M8 and M9 smartphones

The new protection plan provides the owners with a free replacement One M8 or M9 in case of accidental damage or carrier switch and adds credit t...
Microsoft: Windows 10 to be released this summer

Microsoft: Windows 10 to be released this summer

Windows 10 will be released this summer. Microsoft's announcement placed a lot of emphasis on the Chinese market, as the company revealed multipl...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

March 2015 update.Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$374) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly update...
Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

1, 2, Yoga 3. Lenovo squeezes a 14-inch screen into a chassis that's roughly the same size as last year's Yoga 2 13 and upgrades the hardware at the same time as well. The new Yoga 3 14 inherits most of the predecessor's familiar traits and while it improves in some areas, it also takes a slight step back in another.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Mar 17
Samsung Galaxy S gets unofficial Android 5.1 update

Samsung Galaxy S gets unofficial Android 5.1 firmware

Half a decade after its release, the Galaxy S is still a capable handset, fact proven by the unofficial Android 5.1 build for it that has just be...
Samsung unveils a couple of Galaxy Tab A tablets

Samsung unveils a couple of Galaxy Tab A tablets

Samsung has just unveiled a couple of Galaxy Tab A tablets in Russia. Available in 8-inch or 9.7-inch versions, the Galaxy Tab A tablet series wi...
OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

The company assures that both CyanogenMod 12S and its own OxygenOS will be released by the end of this month. Five OnePlus One smartphones will b...
Samsung Orbis: round smartwatch with Exynos 7420 on board?

Samsung Orbis: round smartwatch with Exynos 7420 on board?

According to a new rumor, Samsung is gearing up to launch a round smartwatch based on Tizen in the third quarter of 2015. The rumored specs inclu...
Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 press renders leak online

Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 press renders leak online

It looks like the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone has been leaked online in the form of a couple of press renders. If the leak turns out to be...
BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite officially announced

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite officially announced

BlackBerry and Porsche Design have just unveiled the P'9983 Graphite luxury smartphone. The main highlights include a leather back, a Snapdragon ...
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

[UPDATE 4: the driver update which re-enables overclocking will be released tomorrow] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: man...
HTC One M9 overheats to 55 degrees Celsius in GFXBench

HTC One M9 overheats to 55 degrees Celsius in GFXBench

According to a test performed by a Dutch tech website, the HTC One M9 is hotter than any other smartphone, and this in the literal sense. The tes...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with a very thin mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many typical business features. Our review shows you what else we like about this workstation.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA Quadro K620M | 15.5" | 2.4 kg
HP Chromebook 14 G1 Notebook Review

79% HP Chromebook 14 G1 Notebook Review

Cute. HP adroitly shows us just how much laptop a Chromebook must have. We get solid build and power wrapped up in a classy design for approximately 375 Euros (~$406). Of course, some compromises will have to be made for this price.
Intel Celeron 2955U | Intel HD Graphics (Haswell) | 14" | 1.8 kg
Mar 16
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini coming to AT&T March 20

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini hits AT&T on March 20

Almost a year after its launch, the S5 mini reaches AT&T customers, priced at $428.99 USD upfront without contract or $99.99 USD, tied to a two-y...
Samsung SM-P350 FCC listing shows back label positioning

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus WiFi variant passes through FCC

This alleged 8-inch slate is expected to feature a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, S-Pen stylus, and a 4,200 mAh battery.
Xiaomi rumored to be working on its first smartwatch

Xiaomi rumored to be working on its first smartwatch

According to a new rumor, Xiaomi is currently developing its first smartwatch. In addition to a round display, the Xiaomi smartwatch is also said...
Juniper: Apple and Samsung to face hard times in the tablet market

Juniper: Apple and Samsung to face hard times in the tablet market

After observing a decline of the global tablet market in 2014, a market analysis firm estimates that tablet sales will maintain their negative tr...
HTC One M9 release date delayed in Taiwan

HTC One M9 release date delayed in Taiwan

It looks like a software bug has delayed the HTC One M9 release date in Taiwan. It's unknown how this will affect the global release dates.
Karbonn Titanium Mach Two gets officially unveiled

Karbonn Titanium Mach Two gets officially unveiled

Today Karbonn announced the Mach Two, a budget Android smartphone for the Indian market. The main highlights include an octa-core processor, a 5-...
Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact Android smartphones get Lollipop update

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact get Android 5.0.2 update

These two handsets get their first Lollipop update, a release that combines the "pure" code from Google with Sony software.
HTC publishes five new One M9 promo videos

HTC publishes five new One M9 promo videos

HTC recently posted five new promo videos for the One M9 flagship. The videos briefly demonstrate various aspects such as the software, the camer...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 was shipped to India for testing last week

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 enters testing stage

The same import database which recently leaked Galaxy S6 Active samples being shipped to India for testing now also revealed Galaxy Tab S2 headin...
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.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Mar 15
Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Does an upgrade make sense? Several weeks after their official launch, most of the new Broadwell processors passed through our test course. So, it is time to deliver a first summary. How much do the CPU and graphics unit perform better than the predecessor models'? Did the battery runtimes improve, too? We know the answers!

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