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Watch Huawei unveil the Mate 20 Pro via livestream here (Source: Huawei)

Watch Huawei unveil the Mate 20 Pro via livestream here

Catch the reveal of the Mate 20 Pro and more as they happen. The OEM is expected to announce firm retail prices and availability of the long-rumored flagship alongside other potential products and technology including the 7 nm Kir...
Google product line-up. (Source: Google)

What Google got right and wrong at its Made by Google event

The Made by Google event for 2018 has come and gone. Always an exciting time on the calendar, it certainly had plenty of hits, but it also had some misses. Read on to see what we think Google got right and what it got wrong.
The device looks even smaller in the Golden State Warrior point guard's hand. (Source: Palm)

Verizon launches the Palm mini-smartphone device

The American telecommunications company Verizon will be offering the new Palm “mini-smartphone” device that has been developed by a start-up backed by the huge Chinese multinational, TCL. The diminutive companion gadget has been d...
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

October 2018 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.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Oct 15
LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US mid-October 2018

The LG V40 ThinQ now up for pre-order in the US

The massive 6.4-inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered LG V40 ThinQ that features a tri-camera setup on the back and a dual selfie shooter is now up for pre-order in the US for prices that start at US$899.70 (US Cellular) and go up...
Top 10 notebooks under 1,000 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 1,000 Euros

October 2018 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Adobe Premiere Rush CC is now available as part of the Creative Cloud subscription. (Source: Adobe)

Adobe MAX 2018 | Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC for YouTubers on the go

Adobe announced at its MAX 2018 event that Project Rush is now ready for prime time and will launch as Premiere Rush CC as part of the Creative Cloud suite. Premiere Rush CC brings the best aspects of the desktop Premiere Pro expe...
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Adobe Photoshop CC will soon be available on the iPad. (Source: Adobe)

Adobe MAX 2018 | Adobe announces full Photoshop CC for the iPad

At its MAX 2018 event today, Adobe announced that it is bringing the power of desktop Photoshop CC to the iPad. The new Photoshop CC for iPad is completely redesigned for a touch-first experience and enables all functionality foun...
No need to blush when carrying a pink Surface Laptop 2 around. (Source Panos Panay/Twitter)

Surface Laptop 2 blushes in new color

Microsoft executive Panos Panay has taken to Twitter to reveal a new color for the Surface Laptop 2: blush. The device already offers potential customers a range of colors to choose from, which includes platinum, burgundy, cobalt ...
The Pixel 2 and 2 XL will not be able to use the Pixel Stand, among other new Google things. (Source: Android Police)

Whole load of new Pixel camera functions not coming to older Google phones

During the Made by Google event, the presenters of various new Pixel 3 and 3 XL features promised that at least some of them would also be ported to their predecessors through software updates. Now, however, the company has confir...
The HTC Exodus logo. (Source: cryptbuzz)

HTC Exodus, a blockchain-powered phone, to be released next week

The Exodus is HTC's first foray into blockchain for smartphones. The device is rumored to appeal to crypto enthusiasts and gamers, and may rival the similar Finney phone in many respects. New reports indicate that it will be relea...
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 now available for Xbox One (Source: Xbox Wire)

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 now available for Xbox One

The latest installment in the Black Ops series is finally available for Xbox One at US$59.99 (Standard and Digital Standard Edition), US$99.99 (Digital Deluxe Edition), and US$129.99 (Digital Deluxe Enhanced Edition). Call of Duty...
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590N) Tablet Review

86% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590N) Tablet Review

A real entertainer. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is Samsung's update of its mid-range Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet. The 10.5-inch Android device is supposed to set itself apart from its competition with its WUXGA display, Dolby Atmos sound, a family-friendly kids mode and long battery runtimes.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 10.5" | 531 g
The iPad Pro line may be refreshed with a super-thin 2018 model without many ports. (Source: Apple)

Next iPad yet again rumored to sacrifice 3.5mm jack for slimness

The next Apple tablet, which is likely to be the 2018 iPad Pro, may be even thinner than its predecessor. So thin, in fact, that it will not be able to accommodate the headphone jack any more. This leak comes from a relatively unk...
AMD's new Polaris 30 GPU, the RX 590, shows up on 3DMark. (Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit)

AMD Radeon RX 590 shows up on 3DMark, shows less than 10% improvement in scores over the RX 580

An entry for the upcoming AMD Polaris 30-based Radeon RX 590 has been spotted on 3DMark by noted leakster TUM_APISAK. The new RX 590 is shown to sport higher clocks and is said to be using the same GDDR5 memory subsystem as the cu...
A new BIOS update is now available for the Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen.

Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen gets BIOS update to remove 256 MB VRAM limitation

A BIOS update is now available for Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 series laptops powered by mobile AMD Ryzen APUs that updates the AMD SMU version to 2.11. This removes the 256 MB VRAM limitation for the integrated Vega GPU and allows it a...
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best gaming 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.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Multimedia Notebooks

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia notebooks under 1000 USD/Euros 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.
best multimedia laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best multimedia 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.
Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Yoga C930 already shipping in Germany ahead of schedule, review to come soon

Lenovo is late to its own party as even retailers have the flagship Yoga C930 in stock before the official OEM launch. We can confirm that some retailers have been shipping the latest Lenovo convertible to consumers earlier than e...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

October 2018 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Top 10 convertible laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertible Laptops

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

October 2018 Update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Oct 14
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

Kaby Lake-G workstation. As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Intel Core i7-8706G | AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL | 15.6" | 2 kg
The putative OPPO R19. (Source: Weibo)

'OPPO R19' leak hints at in-display selfie cameras as a thing in 2019

A recent leak attributed to IceUniverse on Weibo shows a phone with a display showing a tiny camera pore in its upper edge in place of a sensor-bar or notch. This image appeared alongside the text "OPPO R19" and the date 2019.3. I...
Renders of the Mate 20 Pro. (Source: GSMArena)

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be significantly more expensive than its predecessor

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is set to be launched on Tuesday, October 16. The device will be one of the biggest flagships of the year and will make a number of improvements on its predecessor, the Mate 10 Pro, most notable of which cou...
The Xperia XZ2. (Source: CNET)

The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact receive Android Pie but there are a few features missing

Sony, a few days ago, made good on its promise to send out the Android Pie update to its devices by October. The Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact kicked off the Pie rollout, although users have claimed that a few major features are yet ...
HMD announces ambitions to make Nokia a top three smartphone brand by 2022

HMD announces ambitions to make Nokia a top three smartphone brand by 2022

The Nokia brand's growth has been phenomenal since it returned to the playing field at the start of 2017. The company has much grander ambitions, though, and plans to be among the top three smartphone brands in the world within th...
The TPU logo. (Source: TPU)

GPU-Z updated with the ability to detect faked NVIDIA cards

The GPU market is often rife with counterfeit cards. These products are often sold as having more memory than they actually do, or as having newer NVIDIA chips that are in fact reflashed older ones - or both. TechPowerUp has upgra...
Oct 13
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Techzilla.it: Recensione Acer Swift 5 Pro – Professionale, potente ma soprattutto bello, Tweakers: Dell Vostro 5471-PJ1PN - Reviews, Lyd og Billede: Test: MSi GE62VR-7RF 651NE Camo Edition, Chip Online TR: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF incelemesi, Tweakers: Lenovo ThinkPad P52s 20LB000PMH Review, Tweakers: Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKBR 81DE00WJMH - Reviews, Tweakers: Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH (81FV00GFMH) - Reviews, Lyd og Billede: Test: Asus ROG STRIX GL504GM-ES244T, i2Hard: Предварительный обзор iPhone XS Max, i2Hard: Предварительный обзор Apple iPhone XS, CZC: Jde to i levněji. A zábavněji, ukazuje iPhone Xr, XGN: ASUS ROG Strix Hero II Review - De meester van de RGB, Frandroid: Lenovo Yoga Book C930 : un écran e-ink à la place du clavier, l’idée folle de l’IFA 2018, Xataka: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, primeras impresiones: un ThinkPad «de raza» con alma profesional y una configuración sin concesiones, Ixbt: Обзор ноутбука Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD со скринпадом, Tablette-tactile.net: Surface Go : test & avis de l’ordinateur 2-en-1 de Microsoft, Xataka: iPhone XS Max, primeras impresiones: grande en todo, incluido un precio nunca visto, Xataka: Surface Go, análisis: más pequeño no siempre es mejor, Xataka: Lenovo Yoga Book C930, primeras impresiones: el portátil más rupturista de IFA 2018 llega con dos pantallas y sin teclado físico, Frandroid: Notre Premier Avis Sur L'Apple Iphone Xs Max, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] HP Pavilion 15-cc514ns, Opiniones y Review de un portátil elegante y potente en partes iguales, Tweakers: HP Envy x360 15-bq100nd - Reviews, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] HP Pavilion x360 14-ba001ns, Opiniones y Review de un convertible completo a un precio perfecto, Tweakers: Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-14IAP (81A50093MH) - Reviews, HDblog.it: Recensione Apple iPhone XS MAX: è MAX in tutto!, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] Acer Aspire ES1-533-P5MS, Opiniones y Review de un portátil doméstico a precio de regalo, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] Acer Aspire A715-71G-52XK, Opiniones y Review de un portátil elegante y multifuncional, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] ASUS FX504GE-DM198T, Opiniones y Review de un portátil gaming potente y duradero, Product Test: Смартфон TP-Link Neffos X9: Обзор, Tweakers: Dell XPS 15 9560-F5WWG Review, Alt om Data: Sony Xperia XZ3 [TEST]: Afsindig lækker skærm i Sonys slanke topmobil, Alt om Data: Cat S61 [TEST]: Mobilen er din værktøjskasse, Product Test: Смартфон BQ BQ-5005L Intense: Обзор, Product Test: Смартфон BQ-5701L Slim: Обзор, Product Test: Смартфон BQ-5202 Space Lite: Обзор, Techzilla.it: Recensione ASUS ROG Zephyrus M – Bello, fresco e potente, Lyd og Billede: Test: Asus ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL, Chip Online TR: Asus Zenfone Max Pro incelemesi, Chip Online TR: Alcatel 3 incelemesi, Chip Online TR: LG Q7+ incelemesi, FAQsAndroid: Análisis del PocoPhone F1: review del móvil barato del año, Sin Celular: Análisis del LG G7 ThinQ One y Fit, Tablets Magazine: Review: Asus Zenfone 5Z – te weinig, te laat, CZC: Recenze: Nokia 5.1 – kvalitní displej, čistý Android a kovová konstrukce, Xataka: Cubot P20 – Review con Opiniones y Características, Tweakers: Medion S6425-laptop Review, Frandroid: Test Du Oppo Find X : La Beauté D'Hélène, Les Talons D'Achille, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] Medion S6421, Opiniones y Review de un portátil de modestas prestaciones y ajustado precio, Mi Mundo Gadget: ▷[Análisis] Acer A114-31-C3MM Aspire 1, Opiniones y Review del ultrabook doméstico que estabas esperando, Andrea Galeazzi: Recensione OPPO FIND X
Google+ is shutting down following a data breach. (Source: sharethis.com)

Google+ to shut down following hacking revelation

Google has admitted that its social media app, Google+, has been hacked. This data theft has affected approximately half a million profiles. The users in question may have had many points of important user data extracted from thei...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
While Intel's newest i9 9900k may be the "world's fastest gaming processor," few were denying it anyways. (Source: Digiworthy)

2700X gains ground on the 9900k in Principled Technologies's retests, Intel claims the 9900k is still the world's best gaming CPU

Following severe backlash over what has been described as "incompetent" benchmarking, Principled Technologies retested their AMD CPUs with creator mode. In their new results, the 2700X narrowed the gap between the 9900k down to ab...
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Benchmark list of all laptop graphics cards and their performance in real games. The list is divided in different settings and can be searched and restricted.
Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Fujitsu LifeBook A357 (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

New name, old content. The Fujitsu LifeBook A357 is a 15.6-inch office notebook that comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, the laptop also offers an okay keyboard, good battery life and an IPS screen with stable viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Android: Will Google slowly move away from the brand?

Android: Will Google slowly move away from the brand?

Android is the most successful smartphone OS in the world. Despite this, Google did not mention the brand name during its recent hardware event. This sounds strange, but it might be part of a larger plan to eventually drop Android...
Oct 12
This leak shows an apparent Black Shark 2 with RGB accents. (Source: YouTube)

Leak shows phone with RGB-lit Black Shark logo

The Black Shark series, Xiaomi's take on the gaming phone, is set to be refreshed with a second generation to be released shortly. A new leak shows a phone that resembles the phone as shown in its TENAA certification. It shows the...
An EUV machine used in semiconductor manufacturing. (Source: Medium)

2019 iPhone processors to be exclusively provided by TSMC

Apple reportedly only has one partner to make chips for the next iPhones after the XS/R series: TSMC. These A13 processors are likely to be 7nm in die size. If so, TSMC could make history in being the first company to manufacture ...
The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE) will be launched in November. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE)

Samsung has issued a press release to detail the introduction of the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE). This new variant of the Chromebook Plus V2 features an additional special feature that is aimed at appeasing users of the device who ar...
The ZOTAC RTX 2070 featured in the Time Spy test has a factory-overclocked core and will probably end up costing US$600. (Source: ZOTAC)

Nvidia's RTX 2070 slightly faster than the GTX 1080 in latest leaked 3DMark Time Spy test

The high-end Turing GPUs do not seem to be a great upgrade choice for the time being, but what about the upper-mid-range RTX 2070 model? According to the latest leaked Time Spy results, the RTX 2070 GPU is indeed faster than the G...
The first Command & Conquer game was released on PC CD-ROM in 1995. (Source: TV Tropes)

Command & Conquer remasters planned for the PC

Jim Vessella, a producer for Electronic Arts, has posted news on Reddit about Command & Conquer’s future. According to his post, the studio wants to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game, which will be in 2020, by releasing s...
The new Hyper Boost technology automatically overclocks the CPU cores and the GPU depending on the launched game or application. (Source:  GSMArena)

Oppo announces Hyper Boost optimization for mobile games and apps

Smartphone SoC overclocking is becoming of thing now thanks to technologies like Oppo's Hyper Boost or Huawei's GPU Turbo. Oppo even collaborated with game publishers and game engine developers to provide compatibility for the mos...
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...

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