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Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

Face Off: Dell XPS 13 9350 vs XPS 13 9343 vs. XPS 13 9333

XPS 13 roundup. We compare and contrast the recent generations of XPS 13 notebooks to see what exactly has changed over time and if the latest model is really worth an upgrade over the outgoing generation.
Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK Notebook Review

76% Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK Notebook Review

Don't expect too much! Lenovo's Yoga 500 is another 2-in-1 convertible with a 14-inch screen on the market. It is supposed to continue the success of the Yoga series from last year. The Lenovo Yoga 500 is equipped with a Skylake Intel Core i5, and there are also configurations with a GeForce 920M GPU.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 920M | 14" | 1.8 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3

85% Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Smartphone Review

Feels good. The special feature of the former model was its aluminum unibody casing. Samsung now uses more glass in the new iteration. The screen of the mid-range smartphone has also been modified: It has a higher resolution while providing more space at the same time. An overall successful design?
Samsung Exynos 7578 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 4.7" | 131 g
Microsoft Surface Book (Core i7, 940M) Convertible Review

87% Microsoft Surface Book (Core i7, 940M) Convertible Review

Without competition. It is certainly powerful and does not make any compromises in terms of performance, and now even with a surprisingly good runtime of 10 hours. The Book easily beats the competition. But: Surface Pro 4 Core i7 and the i5 sibling are in the same ballpark – except for the runtime, which is a surprise.
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5) | 13.5" | 1.5 kg
HP Spectre x360 15-ap012dx Convertible Review

81% HP Spectre x360 15-ap012dx Convertible Review

4K UHD update. The recently released Spectre x360 15 is available in FHD and UHD display options. Are those smaller pixels really worth the extra cost? We compare the two models to see what drawbacks and benefits one may have over the other.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 Tablet Review

77% HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 Tablet Review

Robust. HP's tablet is designed for use in educational institutions. It is accordingly robust. The equipment is also in line with the intended purpose: A bright, high-contrast IPS screen and 3G modem are installed.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 850 g
Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review

79% Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review

Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft sees its affordable (and with Windows 10) Lumia 550 positioned in the low-cost sector of around 100 Euros (~$109). However, the smartphone does not really stand out, and the operating system doesn't run smoothly, either.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 4.7" | 142 g
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Smartphone Review

84% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Smartphone Review

Upgraded mid-range. Just one year after the first Galaxy A5 generation, Samsung introduces the successor. Updates are found in screen, wireless module as well as the SoC. However, the performance still proves to be a minor shortcoming.
Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.2" | 155 g
HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

80% HP Pro x2 612 G1 Convertible Review

Business hybrid. HP's 12.5-inch detachable is designed primarily for business users. It is designed to be tablet and notebook in one device, and it actually works pretty well. However, you will not get the latest components. The device has been available since the summer of 2014 and has not been updated.
Intel Core i3-4012Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 12.5" | 1.9 kg
Teclast Tbook Windows convertible tablets with Intel Atom X5 Z8300

Teclast launches four Tbook 2-in-1 tablets

All the four new convertibles use Intel Atom processors, have display sizes between 10.1 and 12.2 inches, and run Windows 10 (one is also dual bo...
Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook Review

83% Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook Review

Extra sharp. Razer has honed its ultra-thin design philosophy even further to provide the sleekest 12.5-inch Ultrabook yet for just under $1000 USD. It's a genuinely compact notebook from a gaming-centric company that even non-gamers will want to consider purchasing.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Gigaset ME Smartphone Review

85% Gigaset ME Smartphone Review

Hot and wireless phone. Gigaset is coming from the world of DECT telephones and now wants to enter the smartphone market. The Gigaset ME is a successful first attempt thanks to the noble design and high-quality features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 160 g
HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 Tablet Review

82% HP Pro Tablet 408 G1 Tablet Review

Interesting. An 8-inch Windows tablet that is furnished with Windows 8.1 and a Bay Trail processor is no longer awe-inspiring in 2016. Particularly since the device is aimed at professional users. Nevertheless, the tablet is compelling. Not least thanks to its good battery life and the integrated 3G modem plus a monthly data volume.
Intel Atom Z3736F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 375 g
Onda oBook12 convertible with Intel Atom X7-8700

Intel Atom x7-powered Onda oBook12 coming next month

This Cherry Trail-powered 12.2-inch Windows 10 convertible features a rotating screen, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, has a fanless design and promises...
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Fujitsu Stylistic Q665

The better Windows tablet. Microsoft isn't the only manufacturer of Windows tablets. Competitors are slowly but surely catching up to the respected Surface series of tablets to be considered serious alternatives. Do the Spectre x2 12 and Stylistic Q665 offer something that a Surface won't?
Dell XPS 13 9350 (i7-6560U, QHD+) Ultrabook Review

88% Dell XPS 13 9350 (i7-6560U, QHD+) Ultrabook Review

Maxed out. Our latest XPS 13 is equipped to the brim with a 3200x1800 resolution touchscreen, Core i7-6560U CPU, Iris Graphics 540, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Is this higher cost SKU worth the extra horsepower?
Intel Core i7-6560U | Intel Iris Graphics 540 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Tablet Review

84% Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10 Tablet Review

Entertainer. Lenovo touts its 10-inch Yoga Tab 3 10 Android-based tablet as a first-rate video tablet and treats it to an interesting configuration. Among other things, we find an integrated kickstand and Dolby Atmos sound system.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 10.1" | 665 g
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY Convertible Review

79% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY Convertible Review

Windows 10 @Bay Trail. Lenovo demands an exorbitant 350 Euros (~$389) for the IdeaPad Miix 300-10IBY that was kindly provided to us. That is a lot of money for an older CPU and middling battery life. However, some lower-priced models also exist.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Review

87% Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Review

Fast and enduring. Huawei wants to enter the high-end competition with a 6-inch display and a brand-new SoC. We put the Mate 8 through our lab tests to see if this is a success.
HiSilicon Kirin 950 | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 6.0" | 185 g
HP Spectre x360 15 ap011dx Convertible Review

82% HP Spectre x360 15 ap011dx Convertible Review

15-inch convertible done right. Smaller convertibles like the Yoga 900 tend to work very well due to the lighter and more portable form factor. Scaling up to a 15-inch screen size has proven difficult, but HP is the first to hit it out of the park.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Face Off: MSI WT72 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad P70 vs. HP ZBook 17 G2

Serious workstation. We nail down the core differences between these 17.3-inch mobile workhorses. Which one comes out on top?
Chuwi Vi8 Plus CWI519 Tablet Review

77% Chuwi Vi8 Plus CWI519 Tablet Review

Cheap Chinese tablet. The latest Atom x5-8300, Windows 10 and an IPS touchscreen for below 100 Euros (~$111)? Find out for whom this low-cost combination is suitable, and what restrictions have to be accepted in the following report.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 8" | 346 g
Gionee S6 smartphone with VoLTE now available in India for 260 Euros

Gionee S6 smartphone with VoLTE now available in India for 260 Euros

The S6 is the company's first smartphone with 4G and VoLTE. Other features include a MediaTek MT6753 SoC, 3 GB RAM, and a chassis consisting of 8...
LG V10 Smartphone Review

87% LG V10 Smartphone Review

Technical twin. The configuration of LG's V10 reminds us strongly of the G4. The South Korean company has equipped the handset with a second screen and an additional front-facing lens. Discover whether the surcharge is justified in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.7" | 192 g
Google Pixel C Tablet Review

90% Google Pixel C Tablet Review

Notebook ambitions. Powerful SoC, good display, a brand-new Android 6.0 and even an optional keyboard: The 10.2-inch Google Pixel C wants to compete with high-end tablets and it can actually leave a very good impression in our review.
Nvidia Tegra X1 | NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU | 10.2" | 517 g
ZTE Blade A452 Smartphone Review

80% ZTE Blade A452 Smartphone Review

Big battery. While focus is placed on a thin-as-possible line in many other smartphones, ZTE's Blade A456 sacrifices that for a relatively generously sized 4000 mAh battery. Our report reveals whether that also ensures a long battery life.
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.0" | 157 g
Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T Convertible Review

84% Acer Aspire R13 R7-372T Convertible Review

Now with Thunderbolt 3. The Aspire R13's main distinguishing factor is the quad-hinge design, which allows for several different display positions and hence operating modes. Even sans those hinges, the Aspire would still appeal, as it does well in almost all categories. Along with an update to the Skylake-generation of processors, the new model now also contains a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Notebook Review

84% Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW Notebook Review

Skylake all-rounder. The popular UX501 series gets Skylake, DDR4, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 2.0, and a few other minor changes. Is this a vast improvement over last year's Haswell model?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 20FD001XGE Convertible Review

Predetermined breaking point. Does the Yoga 260 follow in the footsteps of the ThinkPad X250? Is it the better ThinkPad subnotebook thanks to its various modes? Lenovo provides reasons for criticism. This is surprising and unexpected in view of the otherwise apparently 100% well-conceived ThinkPad.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
VAIO S13 laptop coming soon to Japan and the US

New VAIO laptops coming next month

Two years after the launch of Sony's last VAIO portables, the brand gets ready to launch multiple devices in Japan and the US.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

89% Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

Hello, Lumia! The new Windows flagship is finally here. Besides powerful components, you also get great features like Windows Hello and Continuum. The biggest drawback of the device is the software, because Windows 10 Mobile does not seem to be quite ready yet.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.7" | 165 g
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 Convertible Review

86% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 Convertible Review

The superior Surface Pro? With its IdeaPad Miix 700, Lenovo aims to win potential Surface Pro 4 buyers. A keyboard dock and ActivePen are included and do not have to be purchased separately. The other equipment is also appropriate: A bright, high-contrast screen and fast SSD are on board. The installed Core M processor ensures noiseless operation. The entire bundle is even cheaper than a comparable Surface Pro 4 package.
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 780 g
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

88% Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Smartphone Review

Mirror, mirror in my hand. Sony's new Xperia Z5 Premium flagship not only shines with high-performance technology and an exceptionally high-resolution ultra HD panel, its back can double as a mirror. Our report elucidates how well the Premium smartphone fares against the smaller Xperia Z5 and established competition.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.5" | 181 g
Huawei ShotX Smartphone Review

83% Huawei ShotX Smartphone Review

Success owed to a rotatable camera? A very good front-facing camera is still a rare thing. Huawei treats its ShotX to a rotatable camera that shoots both selfies and normal photos.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.2" | 156 g
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2015) Tablet Review

83% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2015) Tablet Review

Shopping with style.The 10.1-inch Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is available for a starting price of just 200 Euros (~$218). Its Android-based Fire OS operating system primarily serves as the shopping platform for Amazon products. It is easy to use - and with a few tricks, Google Play as well as other Android apps can also run on it.
Mediatek MT8135 | PowerVR G6200 | 10.1" | 432 g
Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Face Off: Asus GL552JX vs. Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7 vs. MSI GP62 2QE

Mainstream gaming. Is the GTX 960M too much of an investment? These lower-end enthusiast GTX 950M gaming notebooks may fit the bill instead. Which one comes out on top?
Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch, WiFi) T560N Tablet Review

83% Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch, WiFi) T560N Tablet Review

Welcome. Samsung's Galaxy Tab E invites users to explore the world of tablets. The brand-new and inexpensive entry-level tablet leaves us with a favorable impression overall, but the lack of power prevents an even better score.
Spreadtrum SC8830 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 9.6" | 488 g
Vchok M9 LTE Smartphone Review

80% Vchok M9 LTE Smartphone Review

Rugged and inexpensive. Rugged smartphones and laptops tend to cost a fortune. Chinese manufacturer Vchok is looking to change this with the IP68-certified rugged M9 smartphone for less than $300 with LTE and even walkie talkie functionality. Is this smartphone truly reliable?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 4.5" | 350 g
Asus Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T Notebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T Notebook Review

High resolution at a cost. The UX303 series has been around since the days of Sandy Bridge, but this is the first Skylake QHD model to make it into our labs. Unfortunately, the upgrade comes with a couple of consequences.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
LG Class (H650E) Smartphone Review

84% LG Class (H650E) Smartphone Review

Premium back. LG builds an affordable, and at the same time high-quality, mid-range smartphone with its Class. However, the premium materials cannot conceal weaknesses in build and telephony.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5" | 144 g
Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL Smartphone Review

84% Asus ZenFone Selfie ZD551KL Smartphone Review

Two cameras. Selfies are more popular than ever, which is why Asus now sells a matching smartphone. The ZenFone Selfie is equipped with two 13 MP cameras, so is it the perfect smartphone for self-portraits?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 167 g
Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML Smartphone Review

84% Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML Smartphone Review

Powered by Intel. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe is pretty well-equipped: Intel quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, dual-SIM and PixelMaster camera. Has the manufacturer created a convincing overall package?
Intel Atom Z3580 | PowerVR G6430 | 5.5" | 170 g
Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

79% Toshiba Satellite Radius 14 Convertible Review

Retro-Radius. Toshiba sees a market for affordable 14-inch convertibles and positions its new Radius 14 lineup in the gap. We quite liked the flexible device for its casing and input devices, despite restrictions such as the TN screen or conventional hard drive in the test.
Intel Core i3-5015U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2 kg
Huawei Mate 8 (image: Huawei)

CES 2016 | International launch of the Huawei Mate 8

Huawei's flagship Mate 8, will be released in Germany this month from 599 Euros.
Microsoft Surface Book

CES 2016 | Microsoft Surface Book can be pre-ordered in Germany from January 5th

Microsoft announces on the CES in Las Vegas that the Surface Book can be pre-ordered in Germany from January 5th 2016. It will be sold by the Mic...
Huawei Mediapad M2 10.0 (image: Huawei)

CES 2016 | Huawei reveals further innovations

Apart from the international launch of the Mate 8, Huawei has also revealed further innovations at the CES. For example, the have introduced the ...
Amazon Fire Kids Edition (Late 2015) Tablet Review

77% Amazon Fire Kids Edition (Late 2015) Tablet Review

Family Fire. A thick protective cover, two-year worry-free warranty and a one-year subscription to "Amazon FreeTime Unlimited" is to make Amazon's cheapest Fire tablet suitable for children 3+ years with the Kids Edition. Parents will likely find the device interesting primarily for its reasonable price of 120 Euros (~$131).
Mediatek MT8127 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 7.0" | 407 g
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108 Notebook Review

74% Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-C-108 Notebook Review

Convertible with a bad display. Toshiba's Satellite Radius 11 is a compact convertible, which is cooled passively. We did find some drawbacks during the review, so we are not really impressed by the device.
Intel Pentium N3700 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Bluboo announces world's first triple-SIM 5-inch smartphone

Bluboo announces world's first triple-SIM 5-inch smartphone

The Xfire 2 will come later this month for just under $70 USD.
Acer Liquid Z630 Smartphone Review

81% Acer Liquid Z630 Smartphone Review

Marathon man. Acer's Liquid Z630 is shipped with a 5.5-inch IPS HD screen, 2 GB mid-range SoC by MediaTek, and 16 GB of flash memory for just 200 Euros (~$217 RRP). It also includes dual-SIM, micro-SD and a large, removable battery. The perfect deal?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 165 g

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