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Asus ROG Strix GL504

87% Asus ROG Strix GL504 Scar II (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review

Shooting Star. With the ROG Strix GL504, Asus introduces a 15-inch high-end notebook that brings almost all the features you could wish for in a gaming platform. A 144-Hz panel? Check. Thin display bezel? Check. RGB keyboard? Check. Hexa-core CPU and DirectX-12 GPU? Check. We explain in our test why this is still not quite sufficient for a "very good" evaluation.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Minecraft: Education Edition on Apple iPad tablet, launch scheduled for September 2018 (Source: Microsoft EDU)

Minecraft: Education Edition coming to iPads next month

The Minecraft: Education Edition community now consists of over 35 million licensed teachers and students in 115 countries, so it is not surprising that Microsoft is finally bringing this game to the iPad. Schools licensed through...
Meizu m1872/X8 Android handset specs on AnTuTu (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710-powered Meizu X8 hits AnTuTu

The upcoming Meizu X8 surfaced on AnTuTu with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor inside, next to 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a display resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. The other essentials — camera information, conne...
HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

86% HP Spectre x360 15 (i7-8705G, Radeon RX Vega M GL) Convertible Review

Awesome hardware, mixed performance. Kaby Lake-G has been impressive thus far, but its overall performance depends wholly on how OEMs implement the hardware. The HP Spectre x360 15 is unfortunately not the best example of the Intel-AMD platform with its substantial throttling issues.
Intel Core i7-8705G | AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Huawei MateBook X Pro

87% Huawei MateBook X Pro (i7-8550U, MX150) Laptop Review

Performance increased by X. About half a year ago, the Pro version of the MateBook X gave us a good impression with its Intel Core i5-8250U. Today's review update will take a look at the Core i7-8550U version, which also features a GeForce MX150. Find out what buyers can expect from this model in our review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.9" | 1.3 kg
The Apple Store in Amsterdam where the iPad explosion occurred. (Source: AT5 News)

iPad explodes in an Apple Store in Amsterdam

An iPad exploded in the Apple Store in Amsterdam on Sunday possibly due to an overheated battery. Luckily no one was injured but some of the staff are being treated in a local hospital for respiratory complications.
Aug 20
Dell is giving away a G7 15 gaming laptop in honor of back-to-school season

Dell is giving away a G7 15 gaming laptop in honor of back-to-school season

This is the last week to register for a chance to win Dell's latest mainstream gaming laptop currently retailing for over $960 USD. The Twitter contest involves posting a picture and tagging multiple other users with a winner to b...
The Founders' Edition of the new RTX 2000-series comes with a dual-fan design. (Source: Nvidia)

Gamescom 2018 | Nvidia officially unveils the GeForce RTX 2000-series gaming GPUs

The Turing-powered RTX 2000-series gaming GPUs will come with most of the features integrated in the RTX Quadro professional cards, but at a fraction of the price. For now, Nvidia unveiled only three models - the RTX 2070, RTX 208...
The fanless design includes heat-dissipating fins made of aluminum. (Source: Tranquil)

First AMD Ryzen fanless mini PCs are here

While the mini PC market is clearly dominated by Intel, AMD is now trying to steal some market share, at least in the ULV sector. The embedded version of AMD's Ryzen CPUs come with up to 4 cores / 8-threads and can integrate up to...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 got the JerryRigEverything treatment. (Source: JerryRigEverything)

Durability test video has a piece of bad news for Note 9 fans

The popular "teardown channel", JerryRigEverything on YouTube, has released the results of its durability test for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The good news is that the main body of the phone basically passed the test. The bad news...
The iPhone X relies on Face ID for biometric authentication. (Source: CNET)

Apple rumored to re-introduce Touch a way

Apple attracted some criticism when it removed Touch ID from the iPhone X. However, a new leak suggests that the company is working on a new form of fingerprint scanning for its next-generation flagships. This new purported system...
The latest reports on an upcoming Snapdragon processor suggest that it has many new attributes. (Source: GizChina)

855 no longer? Latest leaks suggest major upheavals for next SD chipset

The next Snapdragon flagship processor may be expected to be called the SD 855. However, the most recent leaks on this subject suggest that it will not follow the motifs typically associated with this series - in fact, not even th...
Google One replaces paid Google Drive, and also stores photos and email data. (Source: The Verge)

Google's new cloud service has come into effect

One is Google's new cloud-storage solution for those who formerly used services such as paid Drive. It provides a unified location for the data generated by apps such as Photos, Drive and Gmail. Google One has been absorbing Driv...
H2OS is the Chinese version of OOS, the stock Oneplus firmware. Its latest version is based on non-preview Pie. (Source: XDA)

OnePlus 6: New Chinese-variant ROM release suggests official Pie on the way soon

The Chinese variants of OnePlus phones, which run Hydrogen OS rather than Oxygen OS, are typically first to see new updates and Android versions. The latest Hydrogen OS Open Beta is based on Pie. Therefore, OnePlus 6 units in othe...
Lenovo Tablet 10 convertible with Intel Celeron N4100 (Source: Lenovo US)

Gemini Lake-powered Lenovo Tablet 10 convertible hits the market for US$449

This week, Lenovo silently added the 10.1-inch Tablet 10 convertible to its portfolio. This Windows-driven tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processor and features a detachable keyboard and full pen input suppor...
Alienware 15 R4 and 17 R5 get per-key RGB lighting

Gamescom 2018 | Alienware 15 R4 and 17 R5 refreshed with per-key RGB lighting and new Command Center software

Better late than never. Dell has updated its mainline 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch Alienware laptops from four-zone RGB lighting to per-key RGB lighting. The design and internal specifications are otherwise identical. Both systems will...
Dell Aurora will be one of the first PCs to ship with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics (Source: Dell)

Dell Aurora will be one of the first PCs to ship with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti graphics

The OEM is promising an October ship date to be as quick as possible with the next generation of Nvidia graphics. No word yet on pricing, but we know pre-orders will begin this September. The new hardware will be an internal updat...
While Steam streaming does exist, it has failed to catch on like Twitch, which many view to be simply a better platform. (Source: eTeknix) is accidentally revealed, and it isn't a Twitch competitor

Before Valve had commented on the matter, several publications were reporting that was to be a competitor to Twitch's online streaming platform. However, the company has stated that is merely a website to host it...
Sony could launch the PlayStation 5 in late 2019. (Source: Parody Movies on YouTube)

Analyst expects the Sony PlayStation 5 to launch in late 2019

A report from Ace Economic Research Institute in Japan suggests that the PlayStation 5 might launch as soon as late 2019 provided the company can procure enough monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). The demand for MLCCs is so hug...
The OPPO F9 was OPPO's first device with a teardrop notch, and the OnePlus 6T will likely follow suit. (Source: MySmartPrice)

This could very well be the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus devices have always drawn inspiration from OPPO’s offerings and the OnePlus 6T will likely be no different when its released in a few months. There’s a high chance we get a device with tri-rear cameras—a la Huawei P20 Pro—...
Now an essential buy. (Source: Twitter)

Currently listed at just over US$200, the Essential PH-1 is at its cheapest since launch

The Essential PH-1 went on sale for just US$280 a few days ago, but is now listed for even less. Surely there aren’t any brand new devices that can compete at this price point?
The XZ Premium will be one of the first devices to get the Android Pie update. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases Android Pie update roadmap

Sony has released its update roadmap for Android Pie. The company is set to continue its tradition of being one of the first OEMs to send out major updates to its devices.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards are all set to be official today. (Source: TechSpot)

Here's a roundup of all NVIDIA GeForce RTX cards from various AIB partners

The next generation NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX cards for consumers are all set to be unveiled in a couple of hours. In the run up to the release, we've been seeing photos of various partner cards pop up on the web. While we've alre...
Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC might get 32-core AMD Threadripper processor, says Frank Azor

The Alienware Area-51 might get the AMD Threadripper 2990WX processor

The new monster processor from AMD might find its way to the list of hardware options available for the Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC, but this depends entirely on its level of gaming performance this chip can reach. For now...
A render of what the foldable Galaxy smartphone from Samsung could look like. (Source: NieuweMobiel)

New renders of Galaxy X foldable look insane

Samsung’s foldable device is coming to market soon, but although there have been plenty of leaks and even official information about the device, not a lot is known about what it looks like. If new renders based on all the availabl...
Huawei MateBook D 53010BAJ (8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

83% Huawei MateBook D 53010BAJ (8250U, MX150) Laptop Review

Old book, new page. Huawei's all-aluminum 15.6-inch MateBook D gets Kaby Lake-R hardware and GeForce MX150 graphics. How does the multimedia notebook compare to its otherwise identical predecessor and did Huawei do enough to differentiate the MateBook D from the stiff competition in this segment?
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Aug 19
The weekly roundup - top news from August 12 through August 18 (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 12 through August 18

All eyes will continue to be on Nvidia as the inevitable announcement looms. AMD launches its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU to both excellent and mixed results and Asus unveils its thinnest second generation Zephyrus GX laptop j...
The HTC U11 Life failed to succeed. (Source: Alphr)

New report claims the HTC U12 Life will...not be made by HTC

HTC's mobile division has failed at picking itself up from its dire straits and word on the grapevine claims that the company may be unable to handle production of its next device by itself.
The Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: CNET)

The Huawei P20 Pro is the phone of the year, EISA declares

EISA (Expert Imaging and Sound Association) has announced its picks for the best smartphones of the year across different categories, with Huawei and Nokia being the biggest winners.
The Meizu 16 devices. (Source: Android Authority)

The new Meizu 16 and 16 Plus are the best flagships you'll never buy

A short while ago, Meizu released its two new flagships, the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus, with both devices looking an awful lot like what most of us would expect from an ideal flagship. On paper, at least.
Pie is currently being tested on the Honor 10. (Source: GSMArena)

Huawei is working on its Android Pie updates

Huawei is supposedly testing the new Android Pie on four of its devices. The company is likely to rollout out the Android P-based EMUI 9 in the near future.
Is the Galaxy S8 Active the last of its kind from Samsung? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active seems to have quietly dropped off the radar

Samsung doesn’t look as though it will bring a Galaxy S9 Active to market this year. With the typical launch window for the device passed, coupled with the relatively weak demand for the S9 line generally, it seems as though the A...
The Amazon-exclusive Halo Grey Essential Phone is on special for US$280. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon flogging the Essential Phone for just US$280

Amazon is currently flogging the Essential Phone PH-1 for just US$280. Despite being powered by last year’s Snapdragon 835, Essential has already pushed out the official build of Android 9.0 Pie to the device making it a great dea...
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PNY accidentally revealed its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XLR8 OC Edition GPU. (Source: Videocardz)

PNY lists the XLR8 RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition at US$1,000

PNY has leaked specs and pricing information for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 2080 Ti is listed at US$1,000 while the RTX 2080 is at US$800. The listed prices, however, seem to be placeholders and ...
OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October

In a direct blow to Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE, OnePlus could get the backing and marketing resources from one of the largest carriers in the United States for its upcoming flagship smartphone. Rumors are pointing towards a launch pr...
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

August 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Aug 17
Looks like MSI is ready to launch its RTX 2080 Ti variant with tri-fan design and RGB lights. (Source: Videocardz)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti GPU launching together with RTX 2070/2080

The Ti versions for Nvidia's mid-high and high-end GPUs usually arrive around 9 to 12 months after the launch of the original wave, but this time around, it seems like Nvidia is ready to launch the Ti version of the high-end card ...
First step is to rival AMD's and Intel's ULV CPUs, then ARM may very well try its hand at desktop processors. (Source: ARM)

ARM planning to release Deimos and Hercules laptop ULV CPUs in 2019-2020

Since the Windows on ARM initiative did not impress too much with this year's Snapdragon-powered laptops, ARM is willing to take matters into its own hands and release CPUs specifically designed for ultrabooks and compact laptops....
Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

84% Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

Can't take the heat. The Precision 3530 is the latest entry-level workstation from Dell. Powered by an Nvidia Quadro P600 and a new Xeon CPU from Intel, the Precision 3530 is a capable machine. Heat management and fan noise leave quite a bit to be desired, however.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P600 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Doogee S55

76% Doogee S55 Smartphone Review

Iron Soldier. With its bulky aluminum case, the Doogee S55 promises to be an ultimate outdoor smartphone. We clarify in our test, whether the Chinese smartphone with its 5500-mAh battery can offer more than just a long battery life and a sturdy design.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 265 g
Knight's Landing was Intel's first successful discrete GPU architecture, however it failed to gain much traction in the market. (Source: PCWorld)

Intel teases new discrete graphics card

Just two days after Nvidia announces its Turing architecture, Intel has begun to tease its discrete GPU products. Intel has released a trailer intended to garner much hype, but does Intel even stand a chance against RTG and Nvidia...
Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Update | Details of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite revealed in full

Details of Huawei's upcoming Mate trio of devices have surfaced, showing devices with five cameras, wireless charging, and huge batteries.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 expected to outsell its predecessor

Market analysts claimed sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was one of the worst ever in the series but Samsung has other ideas, and also believes the new Note 9 will outsell the Note 8.
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: WCCFTech)

Mi Mix 3 could be coming next month with some of the slimmest bezels the world has ever seen

Word of the Mi Mix 3 has been scarce but there's a chance we get it sometime next month. There's also been word of another Snapdragon 710-powered Xiaomi device in the works.
Leaked press render of BlackBerry KEY2 LE in blue (Source: Nieuwemobiel)

BlackBerry KEY2 LE shows up in blue

A fresh exclusive report shows the upcoming BlackBerry KEY2 LE in blue/blue black and reiterates the specs mentioned by the latest rumors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 2 GB of memory, 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage, 13 MP +...
Huawei officially announces 7 nm Kirin 980 will debut in Mate 20 this October

Huawei officially announces 7 nm Kirin 980 will debut in Mate 20 this October

Huawei's latest silicon, the Kirin 980, will debut this October in the Mate 20, according to a press release obtained by Android Authority. The SoC will be the world's first commercially-available piece of silicon based on a 7 nm ...
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Is Apple finally bringing stylus support to the iPhone? (Source: Daily Express)

Apple again rumored to be adding Pencil support to 2018 iPhones

A fresh rumor suggests that Apple could be adding Pencil support to its 2018 iPhones. The addition would give the iPhone the direct ability to compete with the just-launched Galaxy Note range, in addition to differentiating it fro...
Image source: The Age (Artist: Matt Golding)

An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's secure network and stole 90 GB of data

A Melbourne, Australia based teenager was able to remotely hack and access some of Apple's secure servers for over a year, downloading over 90 GB of secure files and customer information. Using hacking software to obtain authorize...

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