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Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update March 2017.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 1,000 Euros
March 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 Euros (~$1139) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros
February 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)
February 2017 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)
February 2017 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
OnePlus and Meizu caught cheating on benchmarks
Both companies' flagships were found to maintain high clock speeds instead of idling based on which app was currently opened. This happened with benchmarking apps like Geekbench and AnTuTu.
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook
The Who's Who of the Windows world. Which is the most productive Windows tablet? Is it the Surface Pro 4, which occupies the first place of our Top 10? Learn about the details and differences of the most portable Windows companions.
Worldwide smartphone market is slowing down according to IDC
Research firm predicts a growth of just 3.1 percent this year compared to 10.5 percent in 2015.
Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report
Latest quarterly results ending May, 2016 show a profit increase of nearly 50 percent YoY for the popular GPU manufacturer.
HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016
After a brief period in the green early last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer is now back to being knee deep in red with a quarterly loss of 2.616 billion NT.
Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer
Overall notebook market is down 7.3 percent year-over-year when looking at the top 8 manufacturers worldwide.
Global sales of tablets have shrunk again as of Q1 2016
New data from TrendForce shows a YoY drop of 7.9 percent and a QoQ drop of 35 percent.
Windows 10 now running on 20.8 percent of all PCs according to StatCounter
The new data conflicts with Netmarketshare, which claims that only 14 percent of PCs are running Windows 10 with Windows 7 still clearly in the lead.
Tablet market down 14.7 percent as detachables pick up steam
Hybrid devices with dockable keyboards are eating into the tablet and PC markets. Tablet sales and prices have been dropping off with a couple of exceptions.
Samsung Q1 2016 financial results reveal higher profits and revenue
While Samsung's smartphone division has been performing spectacularly, its semiconductor and LCD divisions have been flat YoY.
Oppo and Vivo crack the top 5 list of world's largest smartphone manufacturers
Meanwhile, smartphone shipments as of Q1 2016 are up just two-tenths of a percentage compared to Q1 2015.
Q1 2016 financial figures from Alphabet, AMD, and Microsoft now public
Revenue and profits for Alphabet are up while AMD and Microsoft are down by double-digit percentages YoY.
Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market
Shipments have fallen 1.3 percent YoY with Chinese brands making up a significant chunk of the 292 million smartphones shipped.
Top 10 Notebooks for Picture and Video Editing
April 2016 update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
VR could boost sales of gaming PCs and accessories
Analysts from TrendForce are estimating a total revenue of $24.35 billion USD in gaming gear sales driven by virtual reality headsets.
Worldwide smartphone shipments to grow by just 7 percent by end of 2016
Gartner forecasting no significant growths in the PC, notebook, or smartphone markets until at least 2018.
Market research survey breaks down iPhone SE demographics
Sales and pre-order data show the kind of audiences that the iPhone SE is appealing to. Around 16 percent of iPhone SE purchasers had previously owned an Android device.
Tablets predicted to face declining sales through 2021
The saturation of cheap white label tablets from lesser-known brands will cause more users to turn to major brand names for future purchases.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros
Price contenders. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 Euros (~$279) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. March 2016 update.
Global smartphone sales are up as of Q4 2015
Year-over-year smartphone sales should rise by 7 percent by the end of 2016 thanks to rapid growth in China.
MWC 2016 | The top 10 talked about brands of this year's Mobile World Congress
More than 400,000 Tweets were analyzed and ranked to identify the hottest topics of MWC 2016.
Wearables market up 172 percent thanks to fitness trackers and the Apple Watch
The global wearables market saw a significant upswing to more than 78 million units shipped as of 2015.
Nvidia reporting higher sales and lower profits for FY2016
The grass is getting greener for Nvidia with GPU revenue up 9 percent to $4.187 billion as of FY2016 compared to $3.839 billion in FY2015.
Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales
While overall sales are down 8 percent for its Q3 2015/2016 fiscal quarter, net income is up 14 percent YoY.
Tablet market in decline as of Q4 2015; Amazon now tracking ahead of Lenovo
IDC is tracking an overall global decline of 10.1 percent whereas detachables appear to be booming. Amazon and Huawei have both cracked the Top 5 list of the world's largest tablet manufacturers.
Microsoft shipped 4.5 million Lumia smartphones in Q4 2015
While Microsoft's mobile phone business has been cut in half, its Cloud services are booming.
Top 5 smartphone manufacturers saw increase in shipments for 2015
According to IDC, smartphone shipments this past year from the world's largest manufacturers were up 10 percent compared to 2014.
Worldwide tablet sales down 12 percent year over year
Analysts at Trend Force are reporting double-digit falls for the first time since the company began tracking tablet sales.
Apple shipments as of Q4 2015 remain steady despite PC slump
According to Gartner and IDC, the global PC market saw sharp declines across all top manufacturers except for the Cupertino company.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow usage remains low
Google statistics show a a rise of just half a percent for the latest version of Android.
Notebook and tablet sales are down for 2015
TrendForce is anticipating notebook shipments to fall by 6.4 percent and tablets by 14.9 percent year-over-year.
Smartphone market up 15.5 percent as of Q3 2015
The rise of affordable smartphones in emerging markets has boosted the global market to 353 million units sold.
Lenovo experiences record loss of $714 million as of Q2 FY2015/16
This is the largest quarterly loss for the Chinese company with much of the blame towards restructuring, takeovers, and slowing smartphone sales.
Apple continues to be the most popular smartphone brand in the U.S. according to comScore
Samsung and Apple dominate the country with a combined market share of 71.2 percent.
Android 6.0 steadily creeping up in usage statistics
The latest major Android release now makes up 0.3 percent of active Android users.
Nvidia reports increased sales for latest quarter
YoY results are down for Tegra processors and professional Quadro and Tesla GPUs.
Qualcomm expecting lower profits for FY2015
Investors are not pleased with the significant drop in sales and sharp decline in profits.
Global tablet shipments to shrink by 15 percent
Analysts from TrendForce expecting high growth from Microsfot, Amazon, and Apple for Q4 2015.
Customers prefer detachables over tablets says IDC
Global tablet shipments have declined for Q3 2015 by 12.6 percent.
HTC continues its decline through Q3 2015
Analysts are questioning how long HTC can survive after revealing the company's weak quarterly performance.
Lenovo surpasses Xiaomi in global smartphone shipments
New figures from IDC and Juniper Research show worldwide growth in smartphone shipments for Q3 2015 with the top 5 manufacturers in another game of musical chairs.
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft seeing great financial results for Q3 2015
The balance sheets of the three big corporations show ecstatic investors and rising shares for Microsoft.
PC shipments in EMEA down 23 percent for Q3 2015
Latest data from IDC shows just 18.4 million PCs were sold last quarter in the regions.
TrendForce updates list for top 5 smartphone manufacturers as of Q3 2015
The analytics firm is reporting a significant global sales growth of 9.1 percent for a total of 332 million mobile devices.
Intel experiencing lower sales and profits for Q3 2015
Lower revenue can be traced back to lower sales for PCs, tablets, and notebooks.
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