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Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

78% Dell Latitude 3450 Notebook Review

First business contact. Dell wants to show us what equipment an affordable laptop for business routine needs with its Latitude 3450. The laptop lures with an IPS screen and a good battery life. However, minor shortcomings have to be accepted for a price of 915 Euros (~$981).
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Notebooks

April 2015 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Samsung expects to sell 70 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets this year

Samsung updates Galaxy S6 sales forecast up to 70 million units

Samsung expects an amazing year for its smartphone business, pushing the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales forecast from 55 million units all the way u...
Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

88% Acer TravelMate P645 Notebook Review

Success. Acer's 14-inch TravelMate P645 does not have any serious weaknesses and besets the business-leaders from Hewlett Packard and Lenovo. It clearly outruns its rivals in terms of battery life.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

84% HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Ultrabook Review

Little jack of all trades. The manufacturer describes its new EliteBook as a sturdy travel companion. The build and emissions impress us, but compromises have to be made in performance compared with the competition.
Intel Core M-5Y51 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.2 kg
Samsung NVMe PCIe SSD for mainstream PCs and workstations enters mass production

Samsung starts mass production of the industry’s first NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs

Two years after introducing NVMe SSDs for the server market, Samsung begins mass production of the first NVMe PCIe SSD for PCs and workstations w...
Sharp is planning to mass-produce a 5.5-inch Ultra HD display by 2016

Sharp announces a 5.5-inch Ultra HD 4K panel

Judging by the size, the display could be used in smartphones or in VR headsets. First shipments to electronics manufacturers are expected in 201...
Datazen Software joins Microsoft

Microsoft acquires Datazen Software

Industry leader in data visualization and mobile business intelligence on all major platforms Datazen joins the Redmond giant.
Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

82% Lenovo ThinkPad S5 Yoga 15 20DQ0038GE Convertible Review

Yoga goes standard. Will the Yoga concept be successful in a standard 15-inch work device? Can the Yoga reflect the classic virtues and bring new flexibility in equal measure? Disappointment is not far.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Apple iOS 8.3 fixes WiFi problems but also brings new emojis

Apple releases iOS 8.3

This last update promises to fix the WiFi issues encountered by many iOS users in the past, as well as
Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Ultrabook Review

Cutting the wrong corners? Compromises in the casing, screen and configuration make the ThinkPad T450 a comparatively affordable alternative to the high-end T450s model. However, the buyer should carefully consider whether the money saved really makes up for the drawbacks.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Windows 10 launches this summer and first major update comes in 2016

Windows 10 Redstone allegedly coming in 2016

"Redstone" is apparently the codename of the first major update to Windows 10 and inside reports claim it will arrive next year while the initial...
Super Talent SJ2 mSATA SSD for industrial and embedded applications

Super Talent launches SJ2 mSATA SSD

This new drive provides up to 480 MB/s reads and 160 MB/s writes and aims at industrial and embedded applications, including the mobile sector.
Paul Allen and Bill Gates cofounded Microsoft 40 years ago

Microsoft is 40 years old

The Redmond giant celebrated is 40th anniversary last Saturday and Bill Gates sent a letter to the company's employees that leaked online.
Apple's A9 SoC is now expected to be manufactured by Samsung and not TSMC

Apple's A9 SoC will be manufactured by Samsung

Despite Apple's alleged desire to stop depending on its chief rival, the South Korean chipmaker was reportedly contracted to produce Apple's next...
Asus Zenfone 2 family of Intel-powered Android smartphones

Asus expects to sell 30 million smartphones this year

Soon after the unveiling of the Zenfone 2 family, Asus reveals high expectations - no less than 30 million smartphones sold by the end of 2015.
HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

85% HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook Review

Not without flaw. The EliteBook was good to start with and has been slightly improved owing to the Broadwell processor, which results in a longer battery life due to lower power consumption. Unfortunately, HP has not taken care of the laptop's shortcoming - the screen.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Samsung Galaxy BLADE Edge Chef’s Edition April Fool's Joke

Samsung unveils Galaxy BLADE edge Chef’s Edition

Apparently the first product of its kind, this "smart knife" is nothing but a great April Fool's Day joke.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Android smartphone will not get Android 5.1 Lollipop

Samsung to skip Android 5.1 Lollipop

Samsung is busy to bring Lollipop to more of its Android-powered devices and will skip the release of any Android 5.1 firmware update, claim insi...
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Convertible Review

Business convertible. The ThinkPad Yoga fuses two of Lenovo's lines to offer professional users the 360-degree display of a Yoga convertible in a hybrid device. Is it now finely tuned or poorly twisted?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.6 kg
Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 alternative to Google Glass

Sony SmartEyeglass officially available for $840

These wearables similar to the notorious Google Glass are now officially available for $840 USD in ten different countries as a product for devel...
Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Small, yet good. Intel has offered small desktop PCs for a long time now. We wish to test their latest installment: the NUC with its brand-new Broadwell chip. In the following in-depth review, we will delve into its features and performance.
Intel Core i5-5250U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 690 g
Intel and Micron new 3D NAND die for SSD drives up to 3.5 TB

Intel and Micron launch new 3D NAND flash memory

This new 3D NAND technology allows standard 2.5-inch SSDs with over 10 TB of storage space as well as 3.5 TB gum stick-sized ones, and select par...
Samsung could acquire AMD soon

Samsung shows interest in acquiring AMD

Recent reports from South Korea claim that the two companies are already in talks but such rumors are very old and nothing has been officially co...
Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL

Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digita...
HP brings Bang & Olufsen audio to some of its products

HP announces a partnership with Bang & Olufsen

The well-known Danish audio manufacturer will replace Beats Audio, helping HP to enhance their products' sound.
Foldable smartphone concept render

Foldable smartphones could be coming next year

Reports from South Korea claim that first foldable smartphones from Samsung will hit the market in 2016, while first such tablets could arrive be...
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Vector Luna and Vector Meridian limited edition water resistant smartwatches with 30 days battery life

Vector smartwatches promise one month of battery life

While this new smartwatch family may drop a few advanced features, it compensates with style and battery life - up to 30 days.
Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by Goldgenie

Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon

Goldgenie is working on a luxury family of Samsung's latest flagships that will come in 24k Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum.
Accidental damage to HTC One M9 and M8 will be covered under Uh Oh Protection in the US

HTC announces Uh Oh Protection for its One M8 and M9 smartphones

The new protection plan provides the owners with a free replacement One M8 or M9 in case of accidental damage or carrier switch and adds credit t...
OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

The company assures that both CyanogenMod 12S and its own OxygenOS will be released by the end of this month. Five OnePlus One smartphones will b...
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

[UPDATE 4: the driver update which re-enables overclocking will be released tomorrow] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: man...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with an ultra slim mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many typical business features. Our review shows you what else we like about this workstation.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA Quadro K620M | 15.5" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini coming to AT&T March 20

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini hits AT&T on March 20

Almost a year after its launch, the S5 mini reaches AT&T customers, priced at $428.99 USD upfront without contract or $99.99 USD, tied to a two-y...
Microsoft Cortana voice assistant on Windows Phone

Microsoft Cortana is coming to Android and iOS

After finally reaching desktops via Windows 10, Cortana will hit both iOS and Android, claims a recent report by Reuters.
Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged feature phone

Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged phone leaks online

The upcoming feature phone is expected to hit the market in Q2 for around $100 USD and while its specs are far from today's mid-range, it will of...
First Google Shop retail store in London opens, two more will follow later this year

Google Shop opens in London

The first Google Shop in London offers Nexus smartphones and tablets, Chromebooks, Chromecasts and Android Wear smartwatches. Two similar stores ...
Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

Two are better than one. Lenovo's business newcomer features two batteries rather than one. That enables a battery life that makes the contenders green with envy in view of its powerful hardware. An LTE modem ensures the required flexibility, data is protected extensively, and the input devices are again close to perfect. All the more aggravating that it was not enough for an IPS screen.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Samsung dominated the smartwatch market in 2014

Samsung leads the smartwatch market

The makers of the Gear family of smartwatches dominated the market last year with over 1.2 million units sold, almost 18 percent of the total glo...
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

Two steps forward, one step back. Lenovo replaces a standard CPU with a ULV processor in yet another ThinkPad. Thus, the Edge E550 sacrifices some performance in favor of power consumption and emissions. The inexpensive office laptop nevertheless makes an overall solid impression.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone with curved display

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive record pre-orders

Carriers ordered no less than 20 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units during the first week since launch, a new record for Samsung.
HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

82% HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

With stamina. The ProBook 450 G2 attracts buyers with its low heating, low system noise, good input devices, and long battery runtimes. The display is a major weakness. In addition, HP charges a steep price for the computer.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
MediaTek joins Samsung's list of suppliers

Samsung teams up with MediaTek

While the deal is not concluded yet, recent reports claim Samsung may soon use multiple MediaTek chips for their devices, including both Android-...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone coming to Verizon April 1

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pre-orders open April 1

While there is no official launch date yet, Verizon announced they will take pre-orders for the new Samsung handsets starting April 1.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 facing display issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly facing display issues

Recent reports claim the handsets face touch sensitivity issues near the screen edges, more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

77% Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

Basic business partner. A price of 700 Euros (~$761) places Acer's new TravelMate P236 in the mid-range of business laptops. Since time is money, components with a decent speed ensure a smooth workflow. However, the TrackPad's handling rapidly slows down the work speed.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

Backward roll! Lenovo's 15-inch workstation was just slightly changed and is now called W541. Besides some small technical developments you also get changed input devices. Lenovo, however, missed the chance to improve other weaknesses. We had a closer look at the result.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.5" | 2.6 kg
LG wins nine MWC 2015 awards

MWC 2015 | LG G3 named Best Smartphone of the Year

Next to the LG G3, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE won no less than nine awards at MWC from various media outlets.
Production of Apple's iPad Pro delayed until September

Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September

Due to supplier issues, Apple was not able to begin manufacturing the tablet in Q1 2015 as planned originally, and it's unlikely that it will be ...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)