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HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

85% HP Spectre 13 Notebook Review

007 Spectre. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). Our full review shows how HP accomplished to fit a fully featured Windows 10 PC into one of the thinnest designs currently available.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Samsung to focus on fewer smartphone models for higher profits

Samsung to focus on fewer smartphone models for higher profits

The South Korean manufacturer may be switching from the traditional growth-oriented strategy to a newer profit-oriented strategy in the face of a...
Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and modems will support Galileo navigation

Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and modems will support Galileo navigation

Consumer smartphones with common Snapdragon SoCs like those from the 800, 600, or 400 series will receive OTA updates this coming Q3 2016.
ZTE growing in popularity amongst European users

ZTE growing in popularity amongst European users

The Chinese manufacturer is now the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer in Europe by market share as of Q1 2016.
Samsung Pay hits three new markets on three continents

Samsung Pay hits three new markets

This service is now available in Spain, Singapore, and Australia, each becoming the first market in its region.
Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T560 (Core i7, 940MX, 3K) Notebook Review

All of everything! Equipped with a Core i7 processor, 3K display, and dedicated graphics, the T560 aims to take the lead in our business charts. But, is the generous number of features justify a price of almost 2000 Euros (~$2267).
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
LeEco/LeTV Le Max Pro Android phablet coming to the US soon

LeEco coming to the US this fall

The company formerly known as LeTV is currently hiring hundreds of new U.S.-based employees, getting ready for an official launch on this market ...
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

87% Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

Simple elegance. Asus wants to meet the growing expectations of business customers with new features and more performance for the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA. The basics are covered with a ULV processor, sufficient memory and a fast SSD. Read our review to find out how the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA works in practice.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.6 kg
Apple iPad 2 tablet is not compatible with iOS 10

iOS 10 not compatible with 40 percent of mainstream iPads

The next-gen mobile operating system by Apple will launch in a few months, and will turn about 40 percent of the iPads currently in use into obso...
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 Windows convertible with Intel Skylake processor now available in the US

Asus Zenbook Flip UX360 hits the US market

This 13.3-inch Windows convertible is powered by an Intel Core M processor and can be acquired in the US starting at $699 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets June 2016 security update

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 gets new security update

This month's security update for this Android phablet also comes with performance improvements and better battery life.
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

89% Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N Notebook Review

Balanced bundle. With the TravelMate, Acer offers a well-made 14-inch alternative to the business models from the established brands HP, Dell and Lenovo. The TravelMate looks the same as its predecessor. However, the manufacturer has refreshed the hardware: Skylake, DDR4, and Thunderbolt 3 are on board. An already good computer has been made even better. Positive: The battery runtimes are excellent.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2 cheap Android smartphone coming to the US

Samsung Galaxy J2 heading for the US market

One month after receiving its FCC certifications, the Galaxy J2 reaches Bluetooth SIG on its way to the US market.
Microsoft acquires LinkedIn, company's founders next to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn

The value of this transaction is $26.2 billion in cash, with LinkedIn allowed to retain its brand, culture and independence.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagship sales to reach 25 million units by the end of June

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sales nearing 25 million units

With more than 10 million units shipped in the first month since their launch, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now expected to reach the 25 million...
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

90% HP EliteBook Folio G1 Subnotebook Review

More than just a gadget?! HP now also offers passively cooled business notebooks and the EliteBook Folio G1 is a particularly light and thin 12.5-inch device. It is no surprise that the performance is not very high, but can you still use the small subnotebook in a productive environment?
Intel Core m5-6Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.5" | 979 g
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 rugged Android tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8550

Panasonic launches Toughpad FZ-A2 tablet

This new rugged tablet is powered by Android Marshmallow and uses the Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Analysts predicting 15 million Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones sold as of Q2 2016

Analysts predicting 15 million Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones sold as of Q2 2016

Samsung's smartphone division is expected to grow by 17.1 percent this quarter due to the runaway success and critical acclaim of the latest Gala...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

June 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of...
Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft offering Surface Membership subscriptions for U.S. businesses

Microsoft is strengthening its focus on corporate customers with a new subscription plan for staying up-to-date on the latest hardware and suppor...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

June 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regular...
Rockchip RK3399 chip is now ready for mass production

Rockchip RK3399 is ready for mass production

The chip that Rockchip unveiled back at CES 2016 is now ready for mass production, so the first devices to use it should hit the market in the co...
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Mobile Office. Lenovo's small subnotebook is noteworthy for its very decent keyboard and long battery life. An LTE modem allows access to the Internet while on-the-go. All things considered, the ThinkPad X260 is a solid offering.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

June 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and comme...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

June 2016 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 m...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

June 2016 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. ...
Huawei Honor V8 Android handset with IPS-NEO display and HiSilicon Kirin processor

Huawei plans to beat Samsung and Apple in five years

The company's CEO has recently said that Huawei plans to overcome Samsung and Apple, becoming the global leader of the smartphone market within f...
Google Android usage stats early June 2016 show Marshmallow finally above the 10 percent barrier

​Android Marshmallow usage reaches 10 percent

Back in April, Marshmallow was heading for the 5 percent market share barrier and now has just left behind the 10 percent milestone.
Gartner predicting just single-digit growth for smartphone market

Gartner predicting single-digit growth rates for 2016 smartphone market

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to flatten by 2020 at around 1.9 billion units.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Android handset IP68 rated AT&T exclusive launch

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active coming to AT&T

This rugged flagship has about the same specs as the North American Galaxy S7, but features a larger battery and better protection from the eleme...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

June 2016 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our ...
Microsoft Windows 10 usage continues to grow but Microsoft Edge fails to gain followers

Windows 10 usage doubles but Microsoft Edge fails to gain ground

Although Windows 10 is getting closer to the 20 percent market share barrier, not even 30 percent of its users enjoy surfing the web with Microso...
Global tablet market forecast by 2020, Acer Iconia tablets unveiled at IFA 2014

Global tablet market expected to bounce back in 2018

IDC expects the tablet market to get back on track thanks to detachables, a segment that might grow to to 31 percent by 2020, up from 16 percent ...
Smartphone market is slowing down according to IDC

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.
Micromax/Yu Yureka Cyanogen smartphone

Micromax plans to enter China

India's second smartphone retailer after Samsung plans to enter the Chinese market in 2017 and to go public the next year, also aiming to grab th...
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 Convertible Review

Yoga for the office. Lenovo recently launched the new ThinkPad Yoga 460. The 14-inch convertible is primarily aimed at business customers. Find out in our extensive test what Lenovo has to offer, and whether it can fulfill the high demands of the business world.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Xiaomi Mi 5 Android smartphone now preloaded with Office and Skype by Microsoft

Xiaomi to ship Android devices preloaded with Microsoft Office and Skype

As a result of the two companies' recent agreement that also involves cross-licensing and patent transfers, Xiaomi will ship its Android devices ...
Lenovo details ThinkPad E560p notebook

Lenovo details ThinkPad E560p notebook

The maintenance manual for the 15.6-inch ThinkPad is already available ahead of any official launch dates or SKUs.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

Surface Potential… Lenovo’s first Surface-style ThinkPad device has a lot of great ideas. Can it translate those into a cohesive, practical product for the everyday business user?
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 1 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android phablet gets Marshmallow on Verizon Wireless

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon gets Android Marshmallow

The new firmware arrives to the Samsung phablet on Verizon more than two months after Sprint updated the ones on its network, but also less than ...
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 rugged Android tablet with Intel Atom x5 Z8550

Panasonic updates the Toughpad FZ-B2 tablet

This rugged tablet is now faster and better protected than before, as it uses a new Intel processor, namely the Atom x5 Z8550, also being IP65-ra...
QNAP NAS TS-453A Best Choice Award at Computex 2016

Computex 2016 | QNAP NAS TS-453A wins Best Choice Award

This award for excellence was obtained in the Computers & Systems category and shows that hardware applications for IoT are slowly gaining the re...
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Ultrabook Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Ultrabook Review

The perfect entry-level ThinkPad? Lenovo's new ThinkPad 13 is primarily targeted at the educational sector. The Ultrabook is supposed to combine a compact chassis with familiar ThinkPad qualities but also stay much more affordable than the business models at the same time. Does it work or did Lenovo save money at the wrong end?
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Sirin Labs Solarin ultra-secure Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 810

Sirin Labs unveils ultra-secure Solarin smartphone

This handset for those who value their privacy more than anything else has a price tag of more than $14,000 USD and weighs 0.55 pounds.
Samsung PM1633a NVMe SSD for enterprise, PCIe storage solution

Samsung starts mass production of the industry’s first single BGA 512 GB NVMe SSD for the consumer market

The PM971-NVMe offers up to 512 GB of storage space and is the industry's first SSD with this capacity that comes as a single BGA package and tar...
ARM debuts Cortex-A73 architecture and Mali-G71 graphics processing unit

ARM unveils Cortex-A73 processor cores and Mali-G71 graphics

The two new chips are optimized for virtual reality and augmented reality but offer all-around improvements when compared to their predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android flagship gets Marshmallow update on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Galaxy S5 gets Android Marshmallow

Almost two months after Sprint and one week after T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless updates the two-year-old Samsung flagships on its network as well.
Oppo F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition special edition smartphone

Oppo unveils a custom edition of the F1 Plus smartphone

This limited edition handset aims football fans, more precisely those who would enjoy a smartphone styled in Barça red-and-blue aesthetics that a...
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for fitness trackers and smart watches for kids

Computex 2016 | Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Wear 1100 SoC for smart wearables

This new chip is the sibling of the Wear 2100 SoC, which was announced back in February, but focuses on basic fitness trackers and connected watc...
Toshiba Tecra Z50-C-10P Notebook Review

89% Toshiba Tecra Z50-C-10P Notebook Review

Conservative in a positive sense. TThe Tecra Z50 keeps up the virtues of classic premium office laptops: An outstanding screen alongside very good input devices, extensive security features and a decent battery life - the system is quite capable of competing with well-known leaders.
Intel Core i5-6200U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)