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Nov 4
Acer Aspire Switch 12 convertible available in early 2015
Acer unveils Aspire Switch 12 convertible
The 12.5-inch convertibles powered by Intel Core-M processors will hit the market in early 2015, offering five versatile modes of usage and up to...
Apple iPad Air 2 (A1567 / 128 GB / LTE) Tablet Review
87% Apple iPad Air 2 (A1567 / 128 GB / LTE) Tablet Review
Ironed and strengthened. Even slimmer and faster but just as sophisticated, enduring and elegant as its predecessor. The iPad Air 2 is surrounded by many superlatives and is really the fastest iPad so far. But there are also some smaller drawbacks, and iOS 8.1 is still not working perfectly.
Apple A8X | PowerVR GXA6850 | 9.7" | 444 g
Lenovo Horizon 2e-F0AS0014US AIO Review
71% Lenovo Horizon 2e-F0AS0014US AIO Review
Portable AIO. Lenovo's Horizon 2e is a 21.5-inch All-in-One (AIO) system. Thanks to an integrated battery, the "2-in-1 tabletop PC", as Lenovo calls it, is portable enough so it can be toted from room to room as well. What else does the jumbo-sized tablet bring to the table?
Intel Core i3-4030U | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 21.5" | 4.6 kg
Nov 3
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-591 gaming laptop
Acer intros 4K UHD display V Nitro Black Edition gaming laptop
These new machines will hit the US via multiple retailers next month starting at $1099.99 USD and existing Full HD models already come with a fre...
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...
HP 250 G3 Notebook Review
72% HP 250 G3 Notebook Review
It's got the basics. The HP 250 G3 is a 15.6-inch notebook currently priced at just 270 Euros (~$339). Did HP really just slim down their device where there was beef to spare, or did their frugal measures cross the line?
Intel Celeron N2830 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Nov 2
Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review
84% Motorola Moto G2 Smartphone Review
Second generation. In 2013 the Motorola Moto G was an inexpensive smartphone and a real competitor for mainstream smartphones with its comprehensive features. Now there is a successor, and we want to know if the Moto G2 can impress us as well. Let us find out in our in-depth review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.0" | 150 g
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI
2560 Maxwell cores @ 924MHz, 2x 192 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M SLI
3072 Maxwell cores @ 1038MHz, 2x 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
Nov 1
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Intel Core M 5Y10c SoC
Broadwell x86 2 cores @ 800 - 2000 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core M 5Y31 SoC
Broadwell x86 2 cores @ 900 - 2400 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core M 5Y71 SoC
Broadwell x86 2 cores @ 1200 - 2900 MHz 14nm
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Intel Core M 5Y51 SoC
Broadwell x86 2 cores @ 1100 - 2600 MHz 14nm
Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review
89% Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F Smartphone Review
Alpha leader. Samsung only used plastic even for its premium line in the past. This is now different, and it launches its Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an aluminum bezel. The phone places a claim on the smartphone crown with its strong components, but that still belongs to its company brother - Galaxy S5.
Samsung Exynos 5430 Octa | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 4.7" | 115 g
Oct 31
Samsung Gear S Tizen smartwatch with Super AMOLED display
Samsung Gear S hits the US next week
This next-generation wearable powered by Tizen OS and featuring a curved Super AMOLED display will hit the US on November 7.
MSI GT80 Titan gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard
MSI unveils GT80 Titan gaming laptop
This 18-inch machine is the world's first gaming laptop featuring a mechanical keyboard, but there is no information on pricing and availability ...
Samsung Galaxy A5 Android smartphone with metallic body, Super AMOLED display and quad-core processor
Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 coming next month
These two handsets are Samsung’s slimmest smartphones to date, featuring full metal unibody designs, Super AMOLED displays, as well as quad-core ...
Acer Aspire E15 ES1-511-C50C Notebook Review Update
75% Acer Aspire E15 ES1-511-C50C Notebook Review Update
Twin. The advantages of the Aspire can be quickly summarized: It is available for not much money and offers very long battery runtimes. Can you go wrong with purchasing it?
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Oct 30
Xiaomi is third smartphone maker worldwide
Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker
Smartphone sales during the third quarter increased over 25 percent over last year, while Chinese company Xiaomi now occupies third position in t...
Microsoft Band fitness tracker with 10 sensors and a price of $199 USD
Microsoft Band fitness tracker goes on sale for $199 USD
This new wearable can last up to two days on a single charge, can track multiple lifestyle parameters and works with all major mobile operating s...
13-inch Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows and Intel Atom processor
Lenovo announces Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows
The Yoga Tablet 2 family now includes a 13-inch convertible loaded with Windows, powered by an Intel Atom quad core processor and featuring an ul...
MSI GT72 (GTX 980M) Notebook Review Update
88% MSI GT72 (GTX 980M) Notebook Review Update
Small update, big impact. MSI now installs the brand new premium models from Nvidia's Maxwell generation. Read here to what extent the GeForce GTX 980M can outperform its precursor, and what it looks like in terms of temperatures, power consumption, and system noise.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Oct 29
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Imagination PowerVR G6200
64 PowerVR Rogue cores @ 450 - 700MHz
Samsung Galaxy A7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Full HD display and 12 MP main camera
Samsung Galaxy A7 shows up on GFXBench
This 5.2-inch Snapdragon 615-powered handset could be announced next month and is expected to cost around $500 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Android phablet with curved Super AMOLED display and Exynos processor
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches in South Korea
The Note Edge hits South Korea as a concept limited edition that will only sell around 1 million units worldwide, although international availabi...
Acer Extensa 2509-C052 Notebook Review
73% Acer Extensa 2509-C052 Notebook Review
Survival pack. Acer's Extensa 2509 focuses on the basic application scenarios - for a competitive price of just 270 Euros (~$338). But how high can the standard be for a laptop of this price?
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI S12T-3MA441 Subnotebook Review
73% MSI S12T-3MA441 Subnotebook Review
No endurance. The highlights of the small 11.6-inch laptop are the mSATA solid state drive and empty hard-drive slot. Our report reveals whether the subnotebook has more than that to offer.
AMD A4-5000 | AMD Radeon HD 8330 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Oct 28
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1 new external reviews: Liliputing: Dell Inspiron 11 3000
Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review
83% Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ Smartphone Review
Now even cheaper. The price of the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 is below 200 Euros (~$250), which is 70 Euros (~$88) cheaper than its predecessor. You still get LTE and even some improvements like a larger display. But is the Ace 4 only cheaper, or is it also better?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.3" | 126 g
Oct 27
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AMD Radeon R9 M295X
2048 GCN 3 cores, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 1362MHz
Fitbit Charge wearable
Fitbit Charge wearable to be available later this year
This $130 USD wristband will be joined by the Charge HR and the Surge in early 2015, last one offering multiple smartwatch features for $250 USD.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship to get Lollipop update starting in December
Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy S5 coming in December
Samsung is already working on its TouchWiz UI-customized Android 5.0 and it looks like the Galaxy S5 flagship will be the first of its smartphone...
OnePlus One 5.5-inch Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC
OnePlus One up for pre-order later today
This long-awaited handset will be available for pre-order to anyone later today, but only for one hour.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review
84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review
Apple challenger. Buyers looking for an alternative that has roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 and (only) want to spend about 500 Euros (~$635) should certainly look closer at the new, elegant, and swift Huawei phablet. Are its screen, casing, performance, and the stylish UI 3.0 a challenge for Apple's much pricier newcomer?
HiSilicon Kirin 925 | ARM Mali-T628 MP6 | 6.0" | 185 g
Oct 26
Lenovo Y70 Notebook Review
83% Lenovo Y70 Notebook Review
Touchscreen gamer. Lenovo launches the biggest IPS touchscreen Y Series model yet with the 17.3-inch Y70. Features remain largely unchanged from the Y50, including the GTX 860M GPU. For $1399, can this sleek black and red powerhouse hold its own against other 17-inch gaming notebooks?
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
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Imagination PowerVR GXA6850
256 PowerVR Rogue cores @ 450 (?)MHz, mem: 128 Bit
First Impressions: Apple iPad Air 2 Tablet in Review
87% First Impressions: Apple iPad Air 2 Tablet in Review
Slimmed down. The second generation of the iPad Air got even thinner. The new Apple A8X triple-core processor is a surprise. Not only the additional core makes the iPad the new performance reference, but also the powerful GPU. Many details have been improved, but the battery is smaller. Update 10/26: Measurements for the display and the power consumption
Apple A8X | PowerVR GXA6850 | 9.7" | 444 g
LG G Pad 10.1 V700 Tablet Review
79% LG G Pad 10.1 V700 Tablet Review
Déjà-vu. LG's G Pad 10.1 looks a lot like its smaller brother, the G Pad 8.0. The equipment is almost identical, and the only obvious difference is the larger screen. Again LG opts for limited performance and a long battery life in this case. However, the review sample tends to dim the brightness when it gets too warm.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 10.1" | 512 g
Google Motorola Moto 360 gets software update with improved battery life
Moto 360 gets software update
Motorola's smartwatch now offers improved autonomy, as well as multiple tweaks and bug fixes.
Oct 25
HP Stream 14-z050ng Notebook Review
76% HP Stream 14-z050ng Notebook Review
Windows Chromebook. HP tries to compete with Google's Chromebooks with a slim 14-inch Windows notebook. An AMD APU works inside. The concept sounds good, but is it really convincing?
AMD A4 Micro-6400T | AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) | 14" | 1.6 kg
Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review
82% Asus Zenfone 6 A600CG Smartphone Review
Design for a small price. This was Asus' goal for the Zenfone 6, a 6-inch phablet with HD resolution, bright IPS touchscreen, a powerful Intel Atom dual-core SoC, as well as 16 GB flash storage for a fair price of 279 Euros (~$353, RRP). The combination looks promising.
Intel Atom Z2580 | PowerVR SGX544MP2 | 6.0" | 200 g
Oct 24
LG G3 Screen Android phablet with LG NUCLUN processor
LG unveils G3 Screen phablet equipped with LG NUCLUN processor
The 5.9-inch handset features LG's first processor, an eight-core chip called NUCLUN that uses four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.
LG G Watch R smartwatch hits the US market in November
LG G Watch R hits the US next month
This round smartwatch goes on sale in the UK today and the United States will follow next month, but it will be soon available for pre-order via ...
F1 2014 Benchmarked
F1 2014 Benchmarked
Technical stagnation. You snooze, you lose: This saying goes perfectly with the Formula 1 simulation from Codemasters. Even in 2014, users crazy for motor sports have to accept second-rate graphics. Learn here what this means for performance.
Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M Notebook Review
79% Acer Aspire V3-572PG-604M Notebook Review
Long-lasting allrounder. Lots of storage, suitable for gaming, long battery life, and a decent keyboard: the Aspire V3-572PG ticks all the check boxes for an allrounder notebook. How compelling is the overall package?
Intel Core i5-4200U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Desktop)
2048 Maxwell cores @ 1126MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 3506MHz
Oct 23
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Imagination PowerVR GX6450
128 PowerVR Rogue cores @ 450 (?)MHz, mem: 64 Bit
Microsoft Next Lock Screen app for Android devices
Microsoft launches four new Android apps
The new set of apps coming from the Microsoft Garage project includes a screen lock app and a voice-controlled game that supports up to eight pla...
Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader and TouchWiz UI
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition coming soon
This special edition costs less than the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and comes with unlockable bootloader, but also keeps the manufacturer's ow...
Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H Subnotebook Review
85% Asus Zenbook UX303LN-R4141H Subnotebook Review
Play it again. Handy, slim, rigid, and strong. The former UX31LN/A excelled in these properties. Does its successor inherit these assets, and can it perhaps even add a few plus points?
Intel Core i7-4510U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The Evil Within Benchmarked
The Evil Within Benchmarked
A PC version to make you shiver. When it comes to games, the PC is often neglected; The Evil Within is a prime example. The high performance demands are particularly effective at spoiling the fun. Our article reveals which GPUs shake in their boots when they encounter this survival-horror game.
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