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Galaxy S21 FE renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: renders, pricing, details, launch dates and all we know so far

Samsung's next notable smartphone will be the Galaxy S21 FE, a sequel to last year's very well-received Galaxy S20 FE. While there's not been much in the way of official information, here's all we know about it at the moment, incl...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 19 Jun 2021 11:45:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 III could be released as part of an attractive pre-order bundle. (Image source: Sony - edited)

Official Sony Xperia 1 III price in the US leaves potential buyers wondering about pre-order bundles to soften the blow

Sony has finally revealed the asking price for the Xperia 1 III in the US. The 5G-capable smartphone with triple lens camera, water-resistance certification, 4K 120 Hz OLED, and even a 3.5 mm audio jack, will set buyers back by US...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Jun 2021 11:40:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite gets new listings. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung introduces the Galaxy Tabs S7 FE and A7 Lite to the Indian market

Samsung has expanded its mobile-device presence in India with the launch of 2 of its latest tablets in the country. The S7 FE and A7 Lite models of the OEM's Galaxy Tab line are promoted as battery champs, particularly the former ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:49:00 +0200
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Patriot launches Supersonic Rage Prime USB 3.2 Gen 2 stick with 5 year warranty and up to 600 MB/s read speeds

Patriot launches Supersonic Rage Prime USB 3.2 Gen 2 stick with 5 year warranty and up to 600 MB/s read speeds

Sequential read and write rates approach that of standard SATA III SSDs all in a USB drive just a fraction of the size. How it might sustain such high performance rates over long periods, however, can be tricky.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 19 Jun 2021 07:39:00 +0200
The best notebooks for less than 600 Euros

The Best Notebooks For Less Than 600 Euros

June 2021 update. If price is the most important criteria for you when purchasing a new laptop then maybe this list will help you narrow your choices down. The following table contains an overview over the best laptops for less than 500 Euros reviewed by us.
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 22:03:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s G2: Workstations with ULV CPUs are getting better and better

Lenovo ThinkPad P15s G2: Workstations with ULV CPUs are getting better and better

In earlier years, the energy efficient "Ultra Low Voltage" CPUs of the U series hardly offered any performance, but manufacturers still packed them into workstation laptops. Even though the modern U processors are still considerab...
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 22:02:00 +0200
The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

The Best Notebooks for School-Aged Kids and College Students

June 2021 Update. When looking for a laptop for school the requirements can be numerous. The following list contains our Notebookcheck laptop recommendations for K12 and college students, whether you’re looking for a laptop that won’t break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a high-end premium luxury device.
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:20:00 +0200
The best notebook displays in review

The Best Notebooks with the Best Displays

June 2021 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
Staff, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 21:14:00 +0200
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470EZ Convertible with Intel Iris Xe Max. (Image Source: Asus)

79% Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP470EZ Convertible Review: A good all-rounder with Iris Xe Max as its Achilles heel

Xe, but not so Max. As one of the first Intel Iris Xe Max-powered devices, the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 aims to bring a lot to the table for the mid-range laptop user. The VivoBook Flip 14 is not without caveats and the Xe Max dGPU throws up its own shenanigans. However, we also get decent hardware for the price along with adequate performance to boot. How well do these add up in the larger scheme of things? Let's find out.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:27:00 +0200
Nvidia gave laptop makers a useless overblown GeForce MX450 3DMark score that has proven impossible to reach (Image source: Nvidia)

Exclusive | Nvidia gave laptop makers a useless overblown GeForce MX450 3DMark score that has proven impossible to reach

Nvidia's in-house claims about the performance of its GeForce MX450 GPU are a whopping 60 to 70 percent higher than any retail unit we've tested thus far. Here is how the GeForce MX450 will actually perform when you buy one online...
Allen Ngo, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:44:00 +0200
The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) is an excellent tablet, and is streets ahead of its competitors. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021): Closer to a laptop than ever before

Apple has been claiming that its iPad Pro tablets are capable of replacing laptops since their debut. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) underlines this with the same Apple M1 SoC found in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and even the iMac. Is a ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 4 as imagined by Ice Universe. (Image source: Ice Universe)

Fantastical Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 rumour details astronomical price and uninspiring display specifications

The Mi Mix 4 will reportedly launch next quarter, as Xiaomi looks to release its second Mi Mix handset this year. The Mi Mix 4 will allegedly not come cheap though, and could be even more expensive than the pricey Mi 11 Ultra.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:10:00 +0200
New UDC demos from Visionox (center) and ZTE (right) emerge. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | ZTE will launch a second-gen under-display camera phone soon

The eminent leaker Digital Chat Station claims to have spotted a prototype for ZTE's second-gen under-display camera (UDC) Android smartphone. The device was allegedly snapped alongside a demo of Visionox' InV See Pro, this compan...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:07:00 +0200
The POCO X3 GT will be a rebadged Redmi Note 10 Pro, pictured. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The POCO X3 GT lands on the FCC as a rebadged Redmi Note 10 Pro ahead of a global launch

The POCO X3 GT is on its way to market, having passed through the FCC. The upcoming POCO handset is another Xiaomi re-brand, this time of the China-only Redmi Note 10 Pro. The POCO X3 GT will feature a Dimensity 1100 SoC, a 120 Hz...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:01:00 +0200
Schenker XMG Neo 15 gaming laptop in review - RTX 3080 with 165W TGP ensures high scores

87% Schenker XMG Neo 15 gaming laptop in review - RTX 3080 with 165W TGP ensures high scores

Tiger Lake competes with AMD. The XMG Neo 15 is a 15-inch gaming laptop that tries to convince with industrial design and a lot of raw performance. It relies on the new Tiger-Lake CPUs and the current GeForce RTX 3000 generation. We will find out whether the concept works in the following review.
Intel Core i7-11800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.2 kg
Marius Schell, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:40:00 +0200
The 8 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

Global OnePlus smartphones are slated to hang on to OxygenOS following OPPO merger

OnePlus has released its latest official beta OS versions for its 2020 flagship 8 series against a backdrop of news concerning its integration with its sister OEM OPPO. The announcement may have led to anxiety around losing the po...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:17:00 +0200
The 448 EU variant could be launched together with the 512 one this fall. (Image Source: Raja Koduri)

Leak reveals a cut-down lntel DG2-512 GPU with 448 EUs that is almost as fast as the RTX 3070 or the RX 6700 XT

The cut-down version of the high-end DG2-512 is clocked at 1.8 GHz max and is only 5% slower than the RTX 3070 or 8% slower than the RX 6700 XT. This means that the 512 EU variant could indeed compete with the RTX 3080 and RX 6800...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:26:00 +0200
The new Elite U-DIMM DDR5 RAM. (Source: TeamGroup)

TeamGroup announces an upgrade to DDR5 for its Elite U-DIMM desktop RAM

TeamGroup has launched the latest generation of its Elite series of desktop U-DIMM RAM sticks. The new 2x16GB modules are the OEM's inaugural DDR5 versions of these components. As such, they are rated for potential advantages such...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 15:20:00 +0200

The Samsung "Notebook 7 Force 2021" is cleared for launch by the FCC

Samsung has been linked to a 15-inch version of its Notebook 7 that runs on Tiger Lake silicon and RTX 3050-series graphics for a few months now. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just registered a device with specs ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:34:00 +0200
The Fitbit Sense may be the last flagship Fitbit smartwatch running Fitbit OS. (Image source: Fitbit)

Using the Fitbit Sense with iOS devices could be causing excessive battery drain

Fitbit has acknowledged that its iOS app is causing battery drain problems with its flagship smartwatch. Currently, the company has advised a workaround, although it breaks syncing between the Fitbit Sense and iOS devices.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:15:00 +0200
The Radxa Zero is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero. (Image source: Radxa)

Radxa Zero: A powerful Raspberry Pi Zero W alternative that starts at US$15

The Radxa Zero is the size of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but with 70% of the performance that the Raspberry Pi 4 offers. The Radxa Zero features a quad-core SoC and will start at US$15.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:12:00 +0200
Google cannot currently guarantee that any existing smartwatch will receive Wear OS 3.0. (Image source: Droid Rant)

Google finally offers an update on Wear OS 3.0 backwards compatibility

Google is yet to flesh out Wear OS 3.0, having teased it at Google I/O 2021. The company has finally provided some details on its progress, albeit after partners like Qualcomm and Mobvoi sowed confusion about the new 'unified plat...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:10:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold2 remains available in the US, contrary to reports. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung has not stopped selling the Galaxy Z Fold2 in the US, but carriers have

The Galaxy Z Fold2 remains available in the US, contrary to reports. Samsung has not stopped selling it on its US website. However, no US carriers have stock of Samsung's foldable smartphone in either colour, possibly in anticipat...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:50:00 +0200
Sony Xperia 1 III vs. Samsung Galaxy S21: The Xperia was faster. (Image source: Sony/Samsung, TechNick/Vật Vờ Studio -edited)

Sony Xperia 1 III annihilates Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in speed test but offers more mixed results in camera comparison

The Sony Xperia 1 III has started appearing in numerous review and test videos on YouTube. Two recent videos have tested both the Xperia 1 III’s speed and camera equipment against the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. While the Sony smart...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:23:00 +0200
Offers very good system performance: The Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD

Gigabyte Aorus 15P YD: 130-watt RTX 3080 meets octa-core Tiger Lake CPU

Gigabyte improves system performance in particular with the hardware configuration of the Aorus 15P YD. Compared with last year's model, there are new advantages as well as disadvantages.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 02:05:00 +0200
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Apple's suppliers have allegedly already started producing its next MacBook Pros. (Image source: Luke Miani & Ian Zelbo)

Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 reputedly near mass production

More hints about the upcoming MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 have emerged online. According to supply chain reports, Apple's suppliers have already started the mini-LED based laptops ahead of an expected Q3 2021 release.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:13:00 +0200
The Best Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

The Best Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

June 2021 update. The model-specific allure of these thin & light gaming notebooks is their unique combination of very thin and lightweight cases on the one hand and powerful hardware on the other rendering devices particularly interesting to all users who intend to use their gaming laptops when out and about. Naturally, everyday work is another use case, but gaming is the most important aspect here. Below, you will find the best ultra-portable gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:12:00 +0200
Garmin has provided multiple Forerunner smartwatches with new features. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin rolls out updates with new features to multiple Forerunner smartwatches

Garmin is currently rolling out significant updates to its Forerunner smartwatch series. So far, the company has issued updates to the Forerunner 45, 45S, 245, 245 Music, 745 and 945. All have received new features with their late...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:06:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a very powerful high-end smartphone.

Verdict for the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra - The flagship smartphone needs some polishing

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra proved to be a very capable smartphone in our review. It is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s true competitor. However, there is still some room for improvement, especially in terms of software.
Marcus Herbrich, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:57:00 +0200
Hell is Other Demons and Overcooked! 2 are now free to download from the Epic Games Store. (Image source: Epic Games)

The Epic Games Store gives away another two games, including Overcooked! 2; two more to follow next week

Epic Games have made two more games free for the next week. The company will be giving away two more games next week too, of which Sonic Mania is one.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:52:00 +0200
The Best Windows Tablets

The Best Windows Tablets (2-in-1 Tablets)

Q3/2021 update. Modern Windows tablets almost always feature an optional keyboard, either as cover or dock, transforming the tablet into a traditional notebook. One benefit over convertible laptops is the fact that a detachable display allows for much more comfortable tablet use when compared to a convertible with 360-degree hinge. Below, you will find the best Windows tablets reviewed by us.
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:22:00 +0200
The Moto Defy is a ruggedized form of the Moto G9 Play. (Source: Motorola)

The Moto Defy is Motorola's new affordable rugged phone with a Snapdragon 662 and two years of support

Motorola has now debuted its newest device, the Moto Defy. The Defy is a rugged phone born from Motorola's partnership with Bullitt Group. It offers mostly mid-range specs but excels at being a rugged phone, with an IP68 rating, M...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:17:00 +0200
The Nord CE 5G. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus updates the Nord CE 5G twice in the same day

OnePlus launched its new Nord CE 5G smartphone about a week ago now (on June 10, 2021). Nevertheless, reports of not 1 but 2 system updates in quick succession for the device have emerged. The first upgraded its security patch lev...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:21:00 +0200
HP Pavilion 15 (2021) Laptop Review: 11th Gen Intel and GeForce MX450 Combo

81% HP Pavilion 15 (2021) Laptop Review: 11th Gen Intel and GeForce MX450 Combo

Do Iris Xe and GeForce MX make a good team? The latest Pavilion 15 is powerful for a budget laptop, but the $1000+ asking price straddles the line between what we would consider "budget" in the first place. Users will have to really value the discrete GeForce MX450 if they choose this Pavilion over alternatives.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX450 | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:38:00 +0200
The XMG Core 17 M21. (Source: Schenker)

Schenker brings Thunderbolt 4 to the XMG Core laptop line with its latest mid-year refreshes

Schenker has announced the release of the XMG Core 15 and 17 (M21) laptops. They may be refreshed versions of their early-2021 (or E21) counterparts; however, this involves an upgrade to 11th-gen Intel silicon, and, thus, Thunderb...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:27:00 +0200
Up to 50% improved fps performance in 4K, more noticeable for lower-end GPUs. (Image Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia sneaks DLSS 2.2 update with latest Rainbow Six Siege patch

No official release notes for now, but some reddit folks already managed to port the updated files to games that already support DLSS and noticed no fps performance increase. However, the new version does fix some visual artifacts...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:21:00 +0200
AMD's FSR is releasing June 22. (Image Source: AMD)

List with 7 launch titles, 12 upcoming games and 44 supporting companies leaks ahead of official AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution release

Only two AAA games among the 7 launch titles, but there are more coming soon. Also, the list of companies and publishers includes big names such as Capcom, EA & Frostbite, Gearbox Publishing, Valve, My.Games, Ubisoft and Warner Br...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:50:00 +0200
The Velvet LTE is one of three devices set to receive Android 11. (Image source: LG)

The LG Velvet LTE gains Android 11 in South Korea; OS upgrade slips for it, the G8S ThinQ and G8X ThinQ in other markets

LG continues its crawl towards adopting Android 11 across its remaining product stack. Now, the company has started updating the Velvet LTE, also known as the Velvet 4G. LG hopes to have finished rolling out Android 11 globally by...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:59:00 +0200
Not even Wear OS OEMs know if Wear OS 3.0 will be backwards compatible with Wear OS 2.xx smartwatches. (Image source: Google)

Qualcomm claims that its Snapdragon Wear 3100, Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ platforms are Wear OS 3.0-capable

Qualcomm has asserted that some of its Snapdragon Wear SoCs are compatible with Wear OS 3.0, despite Google's continued silence on the matter. Apparently, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ 'are capable' of running...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:50:00 +0200
The first ever Leica smartphone, the Leitz Phone 1 is one of the prettiest smartphones of 2021. (Image: Leica)

Leica has launched its first ever smartphone dubbed the Leitz Phone 1 and it is a stunner

Leica has launched its first ever smartphone, the Leica Leitz Phone 1. The new device appears to have been designed in close partnership with Sharp and looks to be based on the recently launched Sharp Aquos R6.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 15:31:00 +0200
The Velvet 2 Pro would have been one of LG's flagship smartphones of 2021. (Image source: Google Play Console via Evan Blass)

The LG Velvet 2 Pro hits the Google Play Console

LG's last flagship smartphone has reached the Google Play Console. The Velvet 2 Pro, codenamed the LG Rainbow, has some bleeding-edge hardware and would have been an excellent upgrade on last year's LG Velvet.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:41:00 +0200
The Mi Pad 5 series is expected to arrive with three models. (Image source: MJJHD - edited)

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series heads to the EEC before a global release

Xiaomi's next tablet series has arrived on the EEC, following several leaks last month. The so-called Mi Pad 5 series is expected to arrive this summer, and will receive a global launch.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:31:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has started receiving Android 11 in Europe. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi upgrades the Redmi Note 9 Pro to Android 11, but holds back on MIUI 12.5 for now

In February, Xiaomi stated that the Redmi Note 9 Pro would receive MIUI 12.5 in late Q2 2021, a period that we are now in. However, the device has just received a new upgrade, and it only contains Android 11. For some reason, Xiao...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:27:00 +0200
Schenker Vision 14 Laptop Review - Perfect Ultrabook with 1 kg and 16:10 display?

89% Schenker Vision 14 Laptop Review - Perfect Ultrabook with 1 kg and 16:10 display?

Plenty of ports and expandable RAM. Magnesium chassis with a weight of 1 kg, numerous ports, RAM slots and room for two M.2-2280 slots. You can also get an optional matte high-resolution 16:10 inch screen with 90 Hz. The new Schenker Vision 14 seems to be the perfect Ultrabook on paper, so let’s have a closer look.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:25:00 +0200
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti bridges the gap between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090. (Image source: Nvidia - edited)

Thorough Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti testing in Unreal Engine shows it to be more of a hot and loud brass RTX 3090 than a cool and quiet titanium RTX 3080

The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti desktop graphics card has been put through its paces in Unreal Engine 4.26. Puget Systems tested the RTX 3080 Ti in numerous benchmarks and found it to be almost on par with the more-expensive RT...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:24:00 +0200

How secure processors help protect confidential data

Companies have to seal off software and operating systems from attackers. But that alone is not enough, because software protection can be bypassed. An additional, hardware-based security level enables a more comprehensive level of protection for the entire system. AMD integrates appropriate technologies in its PRO processors and thus creates a security solution with several levels. Sponsored article.
J. Simon Leitner, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:08:00 +0200
Brand new super-thin Alienware X15 and X17 now shipping for a whopping $1960 USD and up (Source: Alienware)

Brand new super-thin Alienware X15 and X17 now shipping for a whopping $1960 USD and up

The laptops come equipped with the newest Intel 11th Core-H CPUs with optional integrated Cherry mechanical keys for the larger 17.3-inch model. Dell says these are some of the thinnest GeForce RTX laptops in the market, if not *t...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:55:00 +0200
Oppo Band Sport in review: The smart everyday companion emerges as an iffy fitness tracker

Oppo Band Sport in review: The smart everyday companion emerges as an iffy fitness tracker

Changeable. Controlling music, triggering the camera, checking the weather - the Oppo Band Sport offers useful functions and is a smart companion in everyday life. As a fitness tracker, however, the wearable falls short of its capabilities even for a simple sports wristband.
1.10" | 23 g
Inge Schwabe, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 02:55:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of two foldable smartphones that Samsung is expected to launch this year. (Image source:

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 renders show how the foldable flagship could look with flat edges

New renders have offered another look at the proposed Galaxy Z Fold 3, one of Samsung's foldable smartphones for 2021. The renders are based on past leaks, including now-deleted promotional material.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 01:07:00 +0200
The Lemfo T92 has a rugged design and plenty of sensors. (Image source: Lemfo)

Lemfo T92: Budget smartwatch with built-in earbuds, local music playback and IP68 certification launches

The Lemfo T92 is a strange smartwatch, not least because of its built-in TWS earbuds. However, the smartwatch also packs a host of sensors, a large battery and is IP68 certified.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:59:00 +0200
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