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Survey: Laptop and Smartphone Service and Support Satisfaction 2021

Survey: Laptop and Smartphone Service and Support Satisfaction 2021

For the fourth year in a row, we are asking our readers about their experiences with manufacturer service and support. How did you fare in the event of a defect in your laptop or smartphone? Your participation will help future buyers in their decision making, so be sure to participate!
J. Simon Leitner, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 19:02:00 +0100
Waco courthouse (Image Source: Waco Tribune-Herald)

Texas court orders Intel to pay $2.18 billion for two patent infringements

The two patents are owned by VLSI and relate to ways to manage CPU clock speeds and minimum voltages for memory. VLSI has an additional six patent violation claims against Intel, which could amount to $11 billion in damages. Intel...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:57:00 +0100
The new 18 Pro smartphone. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu 18 Pro is the world's latest Snapdragon 888-, 50MP- and UFS 3.1-enhanced phone

Meizu has got the jump on the premium Android smartphone launch season with its new 18 and 18 Pro flagships. The OEM has revealed that the series offers specs such as 120Hz curved displays, 50MP main cameras and internal storage w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:12:00 +0100
Two new Dell G5 15 variants are reportedly in the works

Dell G5 15 variant featuring an Intel Core i5-10200H spotted online; AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and GeForce RTX 3060 version in the works too

Two new Dell G5 15 gaming laptop variants have been found online. The first one is called the Dell G5 15 5510 and it features an Intel Core i5-10200H processor and a GeForce GTX 1650, which will allegedly retail for US$899. On th...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:59:00 +0100
Rosetta 2 logo, macOS 11.3 could come without it in some countries (Source: MacRumors)

The end for Intel-compatible x86 apps on M1 Macs? macOS 11.3 could drop Rosetta in certain countries

Although Apple still has to confirm this, it looks like macOS 11.3 will come with a nasty surprise for some users. Depending on the region, this update might remove Rosetta, so the users of M1-powered machines in those countries w...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:43:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 10 series will be launched tomorrow. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max to get same 120 Hz AMOLED as the Galaxy S21 Ultra; Snapdragon 732G; and 108 MP camera

Xiaomi will launch the Redmi Note 10 series tomorrow in India, and specs of the top-of-the-line Redmi Note 10 Pro Max have now leaked ahead of launch. Notable takeaways include a flagship-grade 120 Hz AMOLED, a Snapdragon chipset,...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:14:00 +0100
MediaTek MT9638 AI chip will power the next generation of 4K smart TVs (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek MT9638 AI chip will power the next generation of 4K smart TVs

The first television sets with the new MediaTek SoC are expected to become available by the second quarter of this year. MediaTek already powers most smart speakers and smart home products unbeknownst to most users.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Flow X13 with the Asus ROG XG Mobile

Asus ROG XG Mobile in review - Gaming convertible with AMD Ryzen 5980HS and GeForce RTX 3080

Full performance! We recently presented the Asus ROG Flow X13 in a detailed review. The external XG Mobile graphics card turns the compact convertible into a small gaming desktop PC. This review will reveal the performance that can actually be expe...
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:13:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 now down to $571 USD with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 1080p IPS display, and 512 GB SSD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 now down to $571 USD with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 1080p IPS display, and 512 GB SSD

Part business laptop and part consumer laptop, the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 targets users who want something for both work and home without needing to settle for a full-fledged ThinkPad. This is one of the better all-rounder laptops for...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:46:00 +0100
AYA NEO is unsure when it will be able to start its crowdfunding campaign. (Image source: AYA)

AYA postpones the crowdfunding campaign of its AYA NEO Founders Edition handheld games console indefinitely

The AYA NEO's crowdfunding campaign has been postponed once again, in another blow for those who hoped to secure the handheld games console. Unfortunately, the campaign has been delayed indefinitely this time.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:10:00 +0100
Realme unveils its first-ever 108MP camera. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 8 Pro will debut with the 108MP ISOCELL HM2 sensor

Realme has announced that it will launch its first 108MP camera phone in 2021. Not only that, but the top-end sensor in question is Samsung's latest CMOS of this resolution: the ISOCELL HM2. It has features such as 3x lossless zoo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:16:00 +0100
The ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT TUF Gaming looks like other TUF Gaming models, in our opinion. (Image source: ASUS)

Leaked Radeon RX 6700 XT custom cards show what to expect from AMD's upcoming mid-range RDNA 2-based series

AMD is on the cusp of unveiling the Radeon RX 6700 XT, its answer to NVIDIA's RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti. Ahead of tomorrow's launch, Videocardz has revealed two ASUS custom cards, underlining that AMD plans to bring two versions of ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:08:00 +0100
The Redmi Display 27 offers support for refresh rates up to 75 Hz. (Image source:

New Redmi monitor offers slender 27-inch IPS Full HD display and 75 Hz refresh rate for pre-sale price of 899 yuan (US$139)

Xiaomi has launched a new Redmi monitor to join the already existing Redmi Display 1A. The latest addition has a larger screen size at 27 inches and offers a 1920x1080 resolution, fast gray-to gray response time, and up to a 75 Hz...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:52:00 +0100
TSMC plans to open six manufacturing plants in the U.S

TSMC reportedly planning on building six new manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

A new report from a Taiwanese news outlet tells us that TSMC plans on opening six new manufacturing plants in the U.S. The first plant will be based in Arizona. Construction is expected to begin later this year, and the facility w...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:44:00 +0100
The Colorful GeForce RTX 3060 iCafe looks like its RTX 3060 Ti sibling. (Image source: Colorful via Videocardz)

Colorful launches the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti iCafe series for internet cafes

There may be an ongoing graphics card shortage, but Colorful has found enough stock to produce iCafe editions of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti. The two iCafe models look almost identical, even though they have different GPUs. Ultim...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:34:00 +0100
The Redmi K40 Pro should reach multiple markets as the POCO F3 Pro. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro is billed to launch as the POCO F3 Pro internationally as launch markets of the POCO X3 Pro, POCO F3 and two versions of the Mi 11 Lite revealed

Xiaomi plans to release two versions of the Mi 11 Lite, the POCO F3, POCO F3 Pro and the POCO X3 Pro in multiple markets, according to a new report. Apparently, Xiaomi will sell the Redmi K40 Pro as the POCO F3 Pro, like the POCO ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:23:00 +0100
The iPad mini Pro may look like the iPad mini 6, renders of which leaked in January. (Image source: xleaks7 & Pigtou)

Apple tipped to release an iPad mini Pro in 2H 2021

A new model in Apple's burgeoning iPad product stack is set to arrive in the second half of 2021, according to a new report. Apparently, the device will be called the iPad mini Pro, which would position it somewhere between eh iPa...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:48:00 +0100
The first ever DevCon will take place in 2021. (Source: Razer)

Razer announces its first DevCon, scheduled for live-streaming in May 2021

Razer DevCon is a new event set to debut in 2021 via Twitch. It is slated to present discussions on the up-to-date innovation and technology that might most benefit the future of gaming across multiple platforms. Therefore, it mig...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:26:00 +0100
Is this the S21 FE? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: New renders show how the "next Fan Edition" might look at its launch

Samsung is currently believed to have a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE in the works. This idea is captured in new high-quality images published by LetsGoDigital. They depict a device that looks more like its putative forebear than...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:33:00 +0100
The Redmi K40 Pro took third place and is priced from 2,799 yuan (US$433). (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro joined by Vivo X60 Pro+ in full assault on AnTuTu's latest flagship smartphone chart but the iQOO 7 remains in charge

AnTuTu has published its Android flagship smartphone performance chart for February and the iQOO 7 has managed to stay in the number one position. Smartphones with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, such as the Redmi K40 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:22:00 +0100
Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G luxury foldable (Source:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G available in China for over US$7,000

The new luxury foldable that carries the Vertu banner, namely the Ayxta Fold 5G, is actually a Royole FlexPai 2 with a back cover dressed in leather and with a few other minor visual touches. Hardware-wise, there is nothing mindbl...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:20:00 +0100
Google's latest feature drop introduces several refinements to its Pixel smartphones. (Image source: Google)

Google adds new features to the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series with its March 2021 update

We are only two days into March, but Google has already started distributed new features to its Pixel smartphones. This month, the company has added the option of measuring heart rates using a camera and has improved sleep mode, a...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:55:00 +0100
The next Moto smartwatch will look a lot like last year's Moto 360 Gen 3. (Image source: Motorola)

The next Motorola Moto smartwatch will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC, GPS and NFC

Motorola's next smartwatch will feature the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC, which remains criminally under adopted by Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. The circular smartwatch will also support GPS, NFC and 5 ATM water resistance...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:50:00 +0100
The Legion 7 will be one of three Legion laptops to receive Tiger Lake-H45 processors this year. (Image source: Lenovo)

Retailers reveal Lenovo Legion 5i 15ITH6, Legion 5 17ITH6H and Legion 7 16ITHG6 gaming laptops with Intel Core i5-11400H, Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11980HK processors

Intel Tiger Lake-H45 processors are coming, and they are on their way to Lenovo's Legion gaming laptops. So far, retailers have revealed the Legion 5i 15ITH6, Legion 5 17ITH6H and Legion 7 16ITHG6, with Intel Core i5-11400H, Core ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:40:00 +0100
Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone could look a lot like 2019's Mi Mix Alpha. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Industry insider reveals details about the Mi Mix 4 Pro Max, Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone

A well-known industry insider has offered his view on the name of Xiaomi's upcoming foldable smartphone. Apparently, the device will herald the Mi Mix series' return, which Xiaomi has left dormant since the Mi Mix Alpha.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:27:00 +0100
Inner Mongolia on a map. (Source: Wikipedia)

Crypto mining's upcoming ban in Inner Mongolia may help explain Bitcoin's recent resurgence

Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of China with an economy best known for cheap power. It has thus reportedly become a magnet for cryptocurrency miners. Apparently, the region does not appreciate this attention, having just o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:26:00 +0100
Lenovo's ThinkEdge SE30 mini PC is ideal for kiosks and ATMs for smart retail or medical device monitoring in healthcare. (Image Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo announces ThinkEdge fanless and rugged mini PCs with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs

The new ThinkEdge mini PCs from Lenovo come with fanless cases that can still accommodate powerful Tiger Lake CPUs with vPro technology and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Designed for embedded applications like ATMs for smart retail ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:11:00 +0100
Samsung has three new Exynos SoCs in store for us

Leak suggests that Samsung will launch three more Exynos SoCs in 2021

Samsung has three new Exynos chipsets in store for us, according to Ice Universe. One of them happens to be the Exynos 2200 that is expected to run an AMD GPU. The remaining two, Exynos 1200 and Exynos 851, will serve as successor...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:42:00 +0100
The new WP12. (Source: Oukitel)

Oukitel launches the WP12 as the "world's first Android 11 rugged phone"

Oukitel has announced that its latest rugged phone is the first of its kind to ship with Android 11 out of the box. The device is also touted as "lightweight", which, given its MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and 4GB of RAM, might be meant...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:14:00 +0100
the Elden Ring trailer showcases gameplay that's strongly reminiscent of Dark Souls (Image source: From Software)

Leaked Elden Ring trailer stuns: showcases Dark Souls action on an epic, open-world scale; official announcement rumored to drop soon

A trailer and gameplay snippets recently leaked for From Software's upcoming Elden Ring. While the quality of the video isn't particularly great, the trailer showcases a Dark Souls-esque environment and combat, but on a far larger...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:01:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 10 Pro will be a tad more expensive than the Redmi Note 9 Pro globally. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 10 Pro tipped to cost more than the Redmi Note 9 Pro globally; Redmi Note 10 packaging reveals a Snapdragon 678

The Redmi Note 10 series is on its way and more information about the Xiaomi mid-range lineup has now been revealed. Notable takeaways include some specs of the vanilla Redmi Note 10, and pricing of the global Redmi Note 10 Pro.
Ricci Rox, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 03:53:00 +0100
Razer giveaway gives readers the chance to win a new Blade 15 gaming laptop with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics (Source: Razer)

Razer giveaway gives readers the chance to win a new Blade 15 gaming laptop with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics and more

Winners will be announced on March 4 alongside new product reveals live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. A Blade 15 with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics currently retails for well over $2000 USD.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 02:22:00 +0100
The Oppo Find X3 Pro features a flash-ringed 25x macro zoom lens. (Image: @evleaks/Voice)

Oppo Find X3 Pro said to be akin to carrying a portable microscope with 25x zoom macro camera

Evan Blass has revealed that the forthcoming Oppo Find X3 Pro will level up smartphone macro photography. The respected leaker says the new phone will feature a flash-ringed macro lens with 25x zoom capabilities akin to being to c...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:33:00 +0100
The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S21+ has the second largest battery of the Galaxy S21 series at 4800 mAh.

Testing the Samsung Galaxy S21+: The larger version of the Galaxy S21 with a more powerful battery

The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the middle model of the three Galaxy S21 flagships and combines the best of two worlds: With equipment very similar to the Galaxy S21, the size and battery are similar to the Galaxy S21 Ultra to...
Manuel Masiero, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 01:32:00 +0100
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The GeForce RTX 3060 already supports Resizable BAR, but so will its more powerful siblings before the end of the month. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA to bring Resizable BAR support to all RTX 30 Founders Edition cards by 'late March'; AIBs will issue VBIOS updates too, but initial performance benefits will be minimal

NVIDIA has announced that all GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, desktop and laptop, will support Resizable BAR by the end of March. In-game performance benefits will vary, but NVIDIA claims it will be up to 10% in some cases. ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:03:00 +0100
The RedmiBook Pro 14 currently starts at US$999.99 on AliExpress. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 is already purchasable for US$999.99 with an Intel Tiger Lake-U processor and a 16:10 display

The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 features a 14-inch and 16:10 display, Intel Tiger Lake processors, plenty of ports and even an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU in some cases. Third-party retailers have already started selling the laptop too, ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:42:00 +0100
A laser TV. (Source: Hisense)

Hisense asserts laser TVs are the future as it claims to triple their sales in 2020

Laser TVs are devices much more like ultra-short-throw projectors than conventional big screens. Therefore, they can deliver larger display sizes with less harmful blue light, which is what customers want these days - according to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:31:00 +0100
The Amazfit T-Rex Pro offers greater durability and water-resistance than the non-Pro model. (Image source: 91Mobiles)

Amazfit T-Rex Pro full specs and images leak revealing rugged smartwatch with 10 ATM water resistance and BioTracker 2 PPG sensor

Images and specs for the Amazfit T-Rex Pro rugged smartwatch have been leaked, indicating that the new Amazfit wearable is likely to be launched soon. The Amazfit T-Rex Pro looks very similar to the non-Pro model but offers at lea...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:30:00 +0100
A leaked Realme/Dimensity 1200 poster. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Realme's first 108MP camera phone will be the Dimensity 1200-powered X9 Pro

The OEM Realme has been rumored to launch a Dimensity 1200-powered phone called the X9 Pro roughly since MediaTek released this early-2021 flagship processor. A new leak purports to spill many more details about the phone, includi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0100
OxygenOS 11 is finally here for the OnePlus Nord

Stable Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update now rolling out for the OnePlus Nord

OnePlus has finally released the stable OxygenOS 11 update for the OnePlus Nord. Some of its features include a new UI, gallery, Ambient Display features, and more. Only a few users will receive it initially starting today (March ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:08:00 +0100
Recent Google Pixel smartphones offer emergency features that could save lives in some instances. (Image source: Luca - Unsplash)

Google's Pixel car crash detection comes to the rescue by potentially saving a man's life

An often forgotten about feature of Google Pixel smartphones has potentially saved someone's life. Unfortunately, car crash detection remains a Pixel-exclusive and is only available in three Anglophonic countries.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:59:00 +0100
World of Tanks 1.12 now live (Source: World of Tanks Europe on YouTube)

World of Tanks 1.12 is here with rebalanced tier VIII premiums, interface tweaks, and more

Without bringing any major changes to the gameplay or interface, World of Tanks 1.12 is now live and comes with (only four, unfortunately) rebalanced tier VIII premium tanks, interface improvements inspired by popular mods, a snea...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:46:00 +0100
Somehow, we doubt that the AXLE Classic Edition GeForce RTX 3090 actually looks like this. (Image source: AXLE)

AXLE announces what may well be the most unlikely NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards

AXLE has announced the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Classic Editions, which are seemingly the first customised Founders Edition cards. Unfortunately for AXLE, there are several signs that neither of these cards actually exist, not least ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:19:00 +0100
The ROG Phone 5 will come with up to 18 GB of RAM. (Image source: ASUS)

The ASUS ROG Phone 5 will be the first smartphone with 18 GB of RAM

ASUS tends to go big with its ROG Phone series, and the ROG Phone 5 will be no different. According to multiple Geekbench listings, the company plans to release the ROG Phone 5 with 18 GB of RAM, giving the device bragging rights ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 20:04:00 +0100
All this iPhone tech might have to find somewhere new to go soon. (Source: Apple)

Apple might finally ditch the iPhone notch, but not until 2022

A new research note allegedly issued by the legendary analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that the iPhones launched in 2022 will have punch-hole displays in place of the notches that have come to define these flagships. The third-gen SE i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:13:00 +0100
It seems that Motorola plans to release three Moto smartwatches this summer. (Image source: CE Brands Investor Presentation)

Motorola partner leaks three new Moto smartwatches for 2021 with the Moto G, Moto Watch and Moto One shown

According to a roadmap published by CE Brands Inc, Motorola plans to release at least three smartwatches in 2021. A Moto G smartwatch for June has been mentioned, as have the Moto Watch and Moto One for July.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:22:00 +0100
The latest

A "Mi 11 Pro with Dimensity 1000+" Geekbench leak is debunked by an eagle-eyed tipster

The discovery of a Xiaomi phone with a model number rumored to be that of the Mi 11 Pro on Geekbench might normally be welcome news. However, the report proved more alarming in this case, as it alleged the device had the MediaTek ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 17:18:00 +0100
AMD EPYC Genoa is expected to be based on 5nm while Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon is 10nm. (Image source: AMD/Intel/ANS - edited)

Zen 4 AMD EPYC Genoa to support AVX3-512 and BFLOAT16 in early blow against Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids

More details about AMD’s EPYC Genoa series, which is apparently scheduled for a 2022 launch, have been leaked. It is believed the Zen 4 server chips will support AVX3-512, BFLOAT16, and have a squarer overall package shape. If the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:57:00 +0100
The Movo UM700 desktop USB microphone. Images via Movo.

Movo UM700 desktop USB microphone hands-on

The Movo UM700 USB desktop microphone offers all of the major features of other high-end USB microphones in a less expensive package. However, the UM700 has similar drawbacks that affect future upgrades to a recording setup.
Sam Medley, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:22:00 +0100
The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT's alleged price has shown up online

New leak sheds light on the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT's price and tentative sale date

A new leak suggests that the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT could hit shelves sometime in the third week of March 2021. It will allegedly retail at US$479 or US$499. Lastly, there are two variants of the graphics card in the works.
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:30:00 +0100

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