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Toshiba is now 479.4 billion Yen in the red according to latest FY2015 report

Toshiba is now 479.4 billion Yen in the red according to latest FY2015 report

After being caught in an accounting scandal earlier last year, the Japanese manufacturer is down 5.43 billion Euros as it continues to face restr...
HTC posts record losses as of Q4 2015

HTC posts record losses as of Q4 2015

Sales down by almost half during the last quarter resulting in losses of about 91.82 million Euros.
Lenovo reporting higher profits and slower sales

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.
UK AI firm SwiftKey joins Microsoft

Microsoft buys SwiftKey

Eight years since its debut, UK-based artificial intelligence firm SwiftKey joins the Redmond giant, and its technology will be used with Word Fl...
Android KitKat still dominatest the market in early February 2016

Android KitKat still dominates the market

While Android Marshmallow has finally surpassed 1 percent, new data from Google reveals that KitKat is the most popular Android version, with mor...
Xiaomi confirms US Mobile is not an authorized reseller of its smartphones

Xiaomi confirms US Mobile is not an authorized reseller of its smartphones

The Chinese manufacturer is still not offering its smartphones directly to customers in the United States despite US Mobile unofficially jumping ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

February 2016 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Workstation Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Workstation Review

Also a success with 15 inches? Following our review of the ThinkPad P70, we have a look at the smaller ThinkPad P50 from Lenovo. The two devices are very similar in many respects, but there are also important differences. Those include the display as well as the more complex maintenance, but also the longer battery runtimes. Our review unit also has a problem with the Turbo Boost most of the time.
Intel Core i7-6820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M2000M | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 teaser video #TheNextGalaxy

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 date now official

The event will take place on February 21st and will be streamed live via YouTube and Samsung Newsroom, but the details are still secret.
Sony Xperia sales down 15 percent as of Q4 2015

Sony Xperia sales down 15 percent as of Q4 2015

Sony's mobile arm facing reduced sales with higher profits as a result of restructuring and refocusing.
Microsoft shipped 4.5 million Lumia smartphones in Q4 2015

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

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.
HP EliteBook 745 G3 (FHD) Notebook Review

84% HP EliteBook 745 G3 (FHD) Notebook Review

Right down to business. Just last week, we evaluated HP’s new 745 G3 update with WQHD IPS screen and Windows 7 preinstalled. Today’s configuration features a lower-end 1080p panel, but it’s also correspondingly more affordable. How does it hold up against the bevy of available business choices?
AMD Pro A12-8800B | AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
Jolla crowdfunded tablet now cancelled

The Jolla Tablet project is officially dead

While a few lucky early Indiegogo backers will get their tablets, the others will get their money back.
OnePlus X premium smartphone now available without invite

OnePlus X drops the invite system

Less than two months after doing the same for the OnePlus 2 flagship, this Chinese phone maker ditches the invite system for its cheaper sibling...
Qualcomm facing declining sales for fiscal year 2016

Qualcomm facing declining sales for fiscal year 2016

Company blames rise in Asian competitors for its lower profits and sales of Snapdragon SoCs.
Samsung smartphone shipments during 2015 exceeded 320 million units

Samsung shipped almost 325 million smartphones during 2015

Global smartphone shipments exceeded 1.4 billion during 2015, and Samsung was the leader of the market, with 324.8 million units shipped, 2.1 per...
Dell Precision 7710 Workstation Review

88% Dell Precision 7710 Workstation Review

High performer. Dell has recently completely revised its big mobile 17-inch workstation, which brings many innovations in the new model year. Apart from a new chassis, especially new interfaces, processors, graphics chips, and displays offer a significantly added value. We have tested in detail how the Dell Precision 7710 actually performs.
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 | AMD FirePro W7170M | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
Worldwide tablet sales down 12 percent year over year

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.
PC market continues to shrink in EMEA regions

PC market continues to shrink in EMEA regions

PC shipments have declined by 18.2 percent to 20.8 million units as of Q4 2015 according to analytics firm IDC.
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.
Oppo announces 50 million smartphones sold in 2015

Oppo announces 50 million smartphones sold in 2015

The milestone represents a 67 percent growth for the company and places the manufacturer in the Top 10 ranking for the world's largest smartphone...
LG reporting falls in profits and revenue for all of 2015

LG reporting falls in profits and revenue for all of 2015

The manufacturer's weakening smartphone business fell from a profit of 316.1 billion Won in 2014 to being 48.3 billion Won in the red.
Microsoft Arrow Launcher Android app gets updated

Microsoft updates Arrow Launcher

This Android launcher by Microsoft Garage now features double tap screen to lock and most issues reported so far have been solved.
Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Workstation Review

The return of the 17-inch workstation. Lenovo now offers a 17-inch workstation for the first time in almost five years. Contrary to the current trend, however, you do not just get a consumer device with professional components. Was it worth the wait?
Intel Core i7-6820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M3000M | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
HP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook Review

85% HP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook Review

Forget cheap. A high-end laptop based on AMD hardware - we have not seen that for quite some time. HP dares this experiment, and installs the fastest Carrizo APU alongside an SSD and a WQHD IPS panel in its EliteBook 745 G3. But just how well can the 1300 Euro (~$1404) machine stand up to the Intel competition?
AMD Pro A12-8800B | AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo) | 14.0" | 1.5 kg
HP Chromebook 11 G4 for Education

HP launches Chromebook 11 G4 for Education

This new portable has a rugged design, offers up to 9.5 hours of autonomy, and starts at $199 USD.
Schenker W706 (Clevo P771DM) Workstation Review

87% Schenker W706 (Clevo P771DM) Workstation Review

Powerhouse. Schenker's mobile workstation models traditionally signify high performance for a fair price. In particular the big 17-inch W706 leaves little to be desired in terms of performance. We have extensively tested how the recently refreshed powerhouse performs in practice.
Intel Core i7-6700 | NVIDIA Quadro M5000M | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Dell TB15 business-class dock will utilize Thunderbolt instead of the classic docking port

Dell TB15 business-class dock will utilize Thunderbolt instead of the classic docking port

The new Thunderbolt 3 standard has opened up new opportunities regarding peripheral connectivity. Its high bandwidth and power are robust enough ...
AMD reports sales slump and $660 million USD loss

AMD reports sales slump and $660 million USD loss for Q4 2015

Sales fell 28 percent overall and is expecting to fall again for upcoming Q1 2016, but the company remains optimistic on Polaris.
CAT S50c rugged Android smartphone hits Verizon Wireless

CAT S50c hits Verizon

This handset is an improved version of the two-year old S50, offering pretty weak specs, but having been IP67-certified for protection from the e...
StarTech adds three new USB 3.0-based docking stations

StarTech adds three new entry-level USB 3.0-based docking stations

The manufacturer of high quality accessories is launching the USB3VDOCK4DP, USB3VDOCKD, and USB3VDOCKH docking stations as part of its "Essential...
Dell refreshes Latitude 5000 series with new 12.5-inch to 15.6-inch offerings

Dell refreshes Latitude 5000 series with new 12.5-inch to 15.6-inch offerings

The revised series includes the 12.5-inch E5270, 14-inch E5470, and 15.6-inch E5570. The models are up to 27 percent thinner and 18 percent light...
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
Intel reports drop in net income for 2015

Intel reports drop in net income for 2015

The slow PC market last year had a slight impact on Intel's annual and quarterly results save for its IoT and DCG branches.
Microsoft releases minor updates for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Android apps

Microsoft updates Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for Android

These three apps gain more sharing options, including WeChat and QQ (popular messaging apps in China), interface/style choices, and more.
Samsung first generation 14 nm FinFET wafer

Samsung begins mass production of 2nd generation 14 nm chips

The first chips built by Samsung that use this technology are the Exynos 8 Octa and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, which is expected to hit the marke...
Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review

86% Toshiba Portege Z30t-B1320W10 Notebook Review

Old dog, new tricks. The latest Z30t from Toshiba is yet again nearly identical to its brethren from two years ago, though this time, it’s sporting a Broadwell chipset and a 1080p touchscreen with antiglare filter. Are these changes enough to keep pace with its fierce competition in the business space?
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Rockchip RK3229 SoC used for Android-powered TV BOX

CES 2016 | Rockchip intros RK3229 and RK3399 chips

The two new chips have four and six cores, both offering support for 4K video playback.
Apple shipments as of Q4 2015 remain steady despite PC slump

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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

February 2016 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

January 2016 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and comm...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Easy Connect. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top...
Huawei Watch Elegant and Jewel editions by Swarovski

CES 2016 | Huawei Watch gets two luxury editions

The Jewel and Elegant models are the result of Huawei's collaboration with Swarovski’s Gemstone Business and both target women.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet with Windows 8.1 Pro

CES 2016 | Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-Q1 rugged tablet

This new rugged tablet from Panasonic will hit the market in March and starts at $999 USD, coming pre-loaded with Windows 8.1 Pro and using vario...
Nexoc B519 (Clevo N350DW) Review

79% Nexoc B519 (Clevo N350DW) Review

35-watt Skylake. The office notebook Nexoc B519 uses an i5 desktop processor from Intel's current Skylake generation. How does it perform compared to the modern mobile chips?
Intel Core i5-6600T | Intel HD Graphics 530 | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q665 Tablet Review

84% Fujitsu Stylistic Q665 Tablet Review

Business tablet. The Stylistic Q665 is primarily aimed at companies. Its configuration and the available accessories are tailored for this group of customers. It will not really be interesting for most private users in view of its high price level (1200 to 1300 Euros, ~$1298 to ~$1406).
Intel Core M-5Y31 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 753 g
BlackBerry Passport smartphone and its siblings remain active in Pakistan with full features

BlackBerry not leaving Pakistan after all

After the Pakistani government agreed to leave BB's customers private data private, the company decided to continue its operations on the local m...
HP launches third generation EliteBook 1040 for 2016

CES 2016 | HP launches third generation EliteBook 1040 for 2016

The Ultrabook-business hybrid notebook is back and promises Skylake, USB Type-C, and keys with deeper travel.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

January 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regu...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)