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May 11
Huawei MediaPad M2 is now official

Huawei unveils MediaPad M2 tablet

The device features an 8-inch Full HD IPS display and Huawei's own 8-core processor alongside 2 GB of RAM.
AMD Carrizo highlights revealed back in 2014

AMD 7000 Series chips now available in China

The new 28nm chips formerly known as Carrizo and Carrizo-L come with DirectX 12 and Windows 10 support and will roll out globally later this mont...
Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet/Convertible Review

85% 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 05/07/2015: Application Performance, Emissions and Rating.
Intel Atom x7-Z8700 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.8" | 622 g
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

73% Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

LTE on-board. The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL is a long-lasting 10.1-inch convertible. The in-built LTE modem offers users the option of mobile Internet.
Intel Atom Z3735D | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

83% Fujitsu LifeBook U745 Ultrabook Review

Disappointing display. Fujitsu's new 14-inch business Ultrabook, the LifeBook U745, left a good impression overall. However, Fujitsu has made a mistake when selecting the display.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
May 10
HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

76% HP ProBook 455 G2 Notebook Review

You get what you pay for. HP demands less than 400 Euros (~$446) for the basic configuration of its ProBook 455 G2, which recommends it for entering the world of semi-professional office laptops. Unfortunately, the weak hardware slows down the user far too often.
AMD A6 Pro-7050B | AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

88% HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

Nice soundbox. HTC tries to keep old strengths with the One M9 and does not really change the design of its flagship smartphone. The speakers still create a very good sound, but the latest version once again reveals problems in respect of the reworked camera. The battery runtimes could be longer as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Fujitsu LifeBook T935 Convertible Review

81% Fujitsu LifeBook T935 Convertible Review

Broadwell upgrade. Fujitsu does not hold back in its 13.3-inch LifeBook T935: A slim metal casing as well as a hinged display is configured with decent hardware, costing almost 2000 Euros (~$2244). However, the computer exhibits some weaknesses.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
May 8
Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

78% Dell Inspiron 15-5548 Notebook Review

All-rounder. With its stylish design, Dell's 15.6-inch Inspiron 15-5548 all-rounder aims to attract the attention of potential buyers. The hardware equipment is satisfactory. However, Dell should have put more effort in terms of GPU and screen.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R7 M270 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

85% Kyocera Torque Smartphone Review

Testosterone phone. The Kyocera Torque is quite a handful: The ruggedized smartphone does not believe in slim lines but rather in protection in compliance with military standards, innovations and business features. More about that in the report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.5" | 182 g
Asus G501JW Notebook Review

85% Asus G501JW Notebook Review

A new republic. The thinner ROG is certainly flashier, but cut corners are inevitable. Asus calls it the quietest ultrathin gaming notebook on the market with one of the fastest solid-state drives available. What can go wrong?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Apple MacBook Air 11 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

86% Apple MacBook Air 11 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Unchanged evergreen. Apple refreshes its MacBook Air-series with current Broadwell processors. This does improve the performance noticeably, but something is missing – innovation.
Intel Core i5-5250U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 11" | 1.1 kg
Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

85% Microsoft Lumia 640 Smartphone Review

Middle management. The Lumia 640 improves upon the predecessor in several areas. The middle-class smartphone features swappable covers and very decent software - but is that good enough to beat out the stiff competition?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 145 g
May 7
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Pocket Lint: Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software, Pocket Lint: Huawei P8max: A massive, metallic slab, PC Pro: Huawei P8 review - in full, including benchmarks and battery life tests, Pocket Lint: LG G4: Stunning camera with Quantum Display to show it off (hands-on), PC World: Review: The new 12-inch MacBook is a laptop without an ecosystem, Pocket Lint: LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet, PC Pro: Apple MacBook review, PC Pro: LG G4 review - including performance benchmarks, battery results and camera quality assessment, PC Mag: Apple MacBook 12-Inch (2015), PC Mag: LG G4 (Unlocked), Laptop Media: ASUS ROG G501 review – the new standard for next generation gaming laptops, Pocket Lint: Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: The bold yet budget 2-in-1 (hands-on), PC World: HP Spectre x360 review: A sexy convertible that just can't take the heat, PC Pro: Nexus 6 review: Google's big, beautiful smartphone now comes with Android 5.1, PC World: Review: Google’s Chromebook Pixel excels both as a machine and as an idea, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire R13 (2015, Broadwell) review – it’s the Aspire S7, but with a super-cool hinge, Laptop Media: Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015) review – this machine really is out of space, Pocket Lint: Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark, PC Pro: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review, PC Perspective: MSI GS30 Shadow Review - A Notebook and GPU GamingDock, PC Perspective: ASUS EeeBook X205TA Review: $199 Windows Laptop, PC Mag: Asus Zenbook UX305FA-ASM1, PC Mag: MSI GT80 Titan SLI, PC Mag: Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112, PC World: Alcatel Idol 3 review: Not a bad phone for not a lot of cash, PC Pro: Asus EeeBook X205TA review, PC Pro: Asus X200MA review, PC Pro: Acer Aspire ES1-111M review, PC Mag: Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450), Laptop Media: Acer Aspire S7 (393, Broadwell) review – elegant and smart business solution for the right price, Laptop Media: Slim and powerful gaming notebook with a cool feature to spice up things, Laptop Media: Dell Inspiron 17 (5749) review – bulky but reliable 17-inch multimedia station, PC World: Review: Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet is a laptop in disguise, PC Mag: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7000 Series (7140), PC Mag: Dell Latitude 12 7000 Series (E7250), PC Pro: Lenovo B50-30 review, PC Mag: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (2015)
Gigabyte P55K

Gigabyte announces P55K gaming laptop

This futuristic-looking laptop is powered by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 965M graphics and supports mSATA storage.
ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

ZTE unveils Nubia Z9 with ultrathin bezels

The new ZTE Nubia Z9 features Frame Interactive Technology (FIT), allowing the user to perform various tasks by touching or swiping along the sid...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of ...
The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

The Nexpaq smartphone case is highly customizable

A Kickstarter project, Nexpaq, aims to give users the ability to attach modules with different functions to their smartphones.
May 6
Xiaomi launches the flagship Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi launches the flagship Mi Note Pro

The new Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes with 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 processor and 4 GB of RAM. All at a reasonable price.
Sony introduces selfie-oriented Xperia C4

Sony introduces selfie-oriented Xperia C4

Equipped with a 5 MP front camera, Xperia C4 it is touted by Sony as „the selfie smartphone”.
Upcoming Oppo R7 Android smartphone features full metal unibody design

Oppo confirms full metal unibody design of upcoming R7 smartphone

The handset will not be "bezelless" as anticipated, but will feature a full metal unibody design and Oppo will unveil it during a special event o...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

May 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commente...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularl...
May 5
High iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 sales are good for... Sony

High iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 sales are good for... Sony

According to newest data, over 40% of all image sensors found in digital cameras (including those in smartphones) come from Sony.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to be launched in June

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to be launched in June

Samsung is preparing to launch its Galaxy Tab S2 tablet in June. The device is reportedly going to be the thinnest tablet on the market.
MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

MSI PE70 Multimedia Notebook Preview

Wide-view screen. Rumors have been confirmed: MSI presents the PE70, a brand new 17-inch laptop that is not only aimed at the gaming community but also at enthusiastic multimedia fans and professional users. We were able to take a close look at the "True Color Screen" before the official launch.
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | g
Gaming in 4K

Gaming in 4K

Pixel junkies. What was impossible a few years back is now slowly becoming reality: gaming at resolutions far above the standard 1920x1080 pixels. We tested multiple notebook GPUs with 3 of the latest games. Are we ready for 4K?
Intel Core i7-3770K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | g
A new study reveals the dangers of free apps on the Google Play Store

A new study reveals the dangers of free apps on the Google Play Store

MIT conducted a study on the Google Play store that revealed some track users and some even connect to malware sites.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is...
May 4
Lenovo launches the ultralight LaVie Z laptop

Lenovo launches the ultralight LaVie Z laptop

Lenovo LaVie Z, winner of CES Best of 2015 award and world’s lightest 13-inch laptop, is now officially available.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Lightweight Gaming Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the currently best thin and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top mo...
May 3
Lenovo Miix 3 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Miix 3 8 Tablet Review

Mini-Windows. For less than 200 Euros (~$223) you can already get an 8-inch tablet with genuine Windows - although it is only the 32-bit version. 169 Euros (~$189) for the Lenovo Miix 3 8 is quite a challenge to the competition. What can be expected for such a price?
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 7.85" | 375 g
Microsoft could be preparing a 4.7-inch Lumia phone

Budget Lumia smartphone enters testing

Two samples of an unknown 4.7-inch Microsoft phone identified as RM-1127 were spotted arriving in India.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

May 2015 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models i...
Asus Transformer Book T300FA Convertible Review

78% Asus Transformer Book T300FA Convertible Review

Average. Asus' Transformer Book TF300A is a compromise between a tablet and a notebook. Thanks to the integrated Core M processor, the device can be cooled passively.
Intel Core M-5Y10 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

83% Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Smartphone Review

The mid-range giant. Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL with dual-SIM support is aimed at Windows Phones buyers looking for a low-priced phablet. To see if it stands any chance of success, read this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.7" | 171 g
May 2
IHS estimates cost to build Apple Watch is under $84

IHS estimates cost to build Apple Watch is under $84

Global information company IHS determined in an Apple Watch teardown that it only costs $83.70 to build.
Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

75% Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

Small and replaceable. This $70 smartphone is a blast from the past with its low specifications and small 4.5-inch display. Is the tiny price of entry worth it for a smartphone running Android KitKat?
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 4.5" | 104 g
May 1
Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

87% Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

Alien lightshow. Alienware, who are very popular among gamers, jumped on the Maxwell bandwagon and presented their first notebook with the new and extremely fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M. Numerous manufacturer specific special hardware and software features should fulfill all wishes of gamers. It is just too bad that precisely the core units did not work flawlessly.
Intel Core i7-4980HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.7 kg
Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

88% Schenker XMG U705 (Clevo P771ZM) Notebook Review

Bye-bye, TN. After a long waiting time, the Clevo P771ZM Barebone is finally available with an IPS panel. Reason enough for us to take another look at the One K73-5N. Clear the ring for the Schenker XMG U705.
Intel Core i7-4790 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

The Redmond-based tech giant is hoping to see 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within the next few years.
Apr 30
Eurocom announces a new 15.6-inch laptop

Eurocom launches Shark 4 laptop

The highly configurable 15.6-inch machine uses Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960M graphics and a Full HD IPS display.
Griffin WatchStand charging and display dock for Apple Watch smartwatches

Griffin launches its first Apple Watch accessory, the WatchStand dock

This charging & display dock is compatible with all Apple Watch versions currently on the market and can be already purchased for $29.99 USD.
Opera for Android updated with Opera Turbo feature

Opera for Android now features Opera Turbo

This updated browser for Android now comes with Opera Turbo, as well as tabs sync with other instances and automatic text wrap.
Microsoft aims to run Windows 10 on one billion devices by the end of 2019

Microsoft unleashes Windows 10 build 10074

This is the third public Windows 10 build released in a month and marks the long-awaited return of Aero Glass.
Dell Latitude 11 3150 Notebook Review

79% Dell Latitude 11 3150 Notebook Review

School's calling. Rigid, ready-to-go and enduring is how Dell presents its new Education lineup. The combination of these key specs quite convinced us in the test, and thus Dell's Latitude 11 is also eligible for the classic office environment.
Intel Pentium N3540 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11" | 1.4 kg
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone gets Android 5.1.1 update

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge gets Android 5.1.1

The update began rolling out via OTA yesterday and brings guest accounts to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, in addition to the usual tweaks and fixes...
Edge is Microsoft's new browser

Edge is Microsoft's new browser

Microsoft will replace Internet Explorer with a new browser called Microsoft Edge.
Apr 29
LG Watch Urbane Android Wear premium smartwatch

LG Watch Urbane now available in the US

This Android Wear premium smartwatch reaches the US market via Google Play, AT&T, and Verizon, priced at $349 USD.
Alcatel OneTouch Pop Astro Android smartphone hits T-Mobile

Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro hits T-Mobile

This affordable 4.5-inch LTE-capable smartphone has a MSRP below $150 USD, has a quad-core processor, and comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.
MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI launches Prestige Series laptops with True Color technology

MSI unveiled today its new Prestige Series laptops with pre-calibrated displays for accurate color reproduction.

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