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Oct 29
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
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.
Oct 22
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 2-in-1 convertible with Bay Trail processor and Windows 8.1
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 hits the US on October 26
This Intel-powered lightweight Windows 8 convertible starts at $329.99 USD and offers five distinct usage modes, a TruBrite HD touchscreen and a ...
Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft updates Windows 10 Technical Preview
The current build version of Windows 10 Technical Preview is now 9860 and brings "nearly 7,000 improvements and fixes" compared to 9841, but vari...
Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
Mobile Processors - Benchmarklist
This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Turion, Pentium M, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, sorted by performance.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets
Update September 2014. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by...
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G-77A9) Notebook Review
85% Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591G-77A9) Notebook Review
Black Nitro. Acer does not make any compromises in the configuration of its Aspire V15 Nitro. Buyers get a slim computer with very powerful hardware, an SSD, and IPS screen. The laptop is primarily aimed at gamers. However, the odd non-gamer might also take a liking to the computer.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Oct 21
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Kirin 925 SoC
Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7 ARM 8 cores @ 1800 MHz 28nm
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...
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
Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review Update
87% Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME572CL) Tablet Review Update
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
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