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Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx are concerned about the considerable profit losses caused by the Huawei bans. (Source: CNN)

Intel and Qualcomm want the Huawei bans lifted

The Huawei bans prove to be source of concern for industry giants like Intel, Qualcomm and Xilinx, as profit predictions signal significant losses. In order to mitigate such dire consequences, these companies reportedly pressed th...
Trump hoped to sway the outcome of the ongoing trade wars with the Huawei bans, but China is still not backing down. (Source: Investors.com)

Report warns laptop prices could increase 19% due to Trump's tariffs

Trump initially postponed the second wave of tariffs in hopes for an eventual agreement with the Chinese government, then snapped back with 15% increased tariffs and the Huawei ban shortly after, yet China does not seem to be move...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

June 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones 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.
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

June 2019 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.
HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 get 2nd generation Ryzen 7 3700U options (Source: HP)

HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 coming with 2nd generation Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U options

The processor upgrade will being the AMD-powered business laptops more in line with their Intel Whiskey Lake-U counterparts in terms of raw performance. Both subnotebooks will begin shipping this month for a starting price of abou...
AMD is also expected to launch a 64-core / 128-thread EPYC CPU. (Source: AMD)

AMD 32-core / 64-thread EPYC 7452 7 nm CPU spotted in benchmarks, 2X faster than similarly-priced Intel chips

OpenBenchmarking briefly leaked a set of tests that proves the superiority of AMD's EPYC 7 nm CPUs over Intel's current Xeon Gold models. The comparison may seem unfair since the AMD CPU comes with 32 cores and the Intel one only ...
Part of the Google Pay P2P interface. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google will terminate its UK P2P service later in 2019

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is one of several functions that were amalgamated under the Google Pay name in 2018. It has still been available in the UK market, however, and allows users to send payments to others using a balance stored in a...
The Honor 20 Pro. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Holding strong: Huawei has already shipped a million Honor 20 units

Huawei's sub-brand, Honor, launched the Honor 20 phones in China two weeks ago. Only the regular Honor 20 has been on sale in that market since, though, and the company has confirmed that it has already shipped a million units of ...
ASMedia will be offering B550 and A520 chipsets for the new Ryzen 3000 processors. (Source: Hardware.info)

ASMedia to produce AMD B550 and A520 chipsets based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 4.0 only in 2020

ASMedia has reportedly landed orders to make AMD B550 and A520 chipsets for the Ryzen 3000 platform and will be supplying the same to motherboard OEMs by Q4 2019. These chipsets will continue to be based on PCIe 3.0 as PCIe 4.0 is...
Genius says Google search is showing lyrics directly from Genius.com. (Source: Google Play Store)

Google caught 'red handed' by lyrics site Genius for allegedly stealing its traffic

Lyrics site Genius has accused Google of displaying its lyrics in search information panels thereby leading to drop in site traffic. Genius uses a unique apostrophe formatting embedded in its lyrics and says that it has evidence t...
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
The Huawei Mate X. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei Mate X pops up in highly dubious sales listing

The Huawei Mate X has reportedly appeared as a retail item on a Chinese retail site. This is highly suspicious, however, particularly as the OEM has announced that this foldable phone's launch will now be delayed. In addition, the...
The new Innodisk Fire Shield SSD is supposedly based on aviation-grade data recorders. (Source: Aviation Jobs)

Innodisk claims its new Fire Shield SSD can withstand temperatures of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit

Innodisk's Fire Shield SSD(TM) has reportedly been developed to withstand extreme temperatures. It is apparently based on black-box technology in order to maintain 100% accuracy and integrity for the data on its NAND storage. So f...
It appears that 2019 will see various new tablets from established OEMs. (Source: The Mobile Indian)

Update | New Samsung and Huawei tablets may be on the way

Several leaks have hinted at the release of the Huawei MediaPad M6 and new Samsung Galaxy Tab-line devices in the recent past. Now, new certifications appear to lend yet more weight to these rumors. One of these listings makes ove...
The 'new power semiconductor' market's latest projections. (Source: Global Market Insight)

Alternative semiconductors for charging and power could make a billion-USD industry by the next decade

Semiconductors are commonly used in energy transfer for electronics and other related fields. The current state of the art are applications of gallium nitride or silicon carbide rather than conventional markets. The potential impr...
Mi Electric Scooter owners are being asked to check if their device should be included in a new product recall. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces a recall of its electric scooters

Xiaomi has issued a recall of its Mi Electric Scooter (or M365) product. This request to return items does not apply to all units of the personal transport accessory, however, but to a subset of the same sold in certain countries....
The Huntkey X2471C monitor. (Source: Huntkey)

Huntkey breaks into the gaming market with its X-series curved monitors

Huntkey is known as a maker of power bricks and other similar accessories. However, it also makes other devices, monitors included. Its latest model is the X2471C, which is a 1080p, 144-hertz (Hz) 23.6-inch 1800R-curved panel. Thi...
The new Windows-on-ARM laptops from Huawei should appeal to the budget-oriented users. (Source: CIO Bulletin)

Huawei to launch new Windows-on-ARM laptops in the U.S., despite bans

Even if Huawei's CEO of consumer division himself confirmed the MateBook X launch is going to be postponed amid the U.S. - China trade wars and an earlier report was warning that Huawei could stop producing laptops altogether, the...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ for US$799 is excellent value for money. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ are suddenly US$200 cheaper

The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones are without a doubt the best flagships on the market right now. The three devices ship with top of the line hardware and Samsung's new One UI ensures that things are great on the software side, too. P...
AT&T's original pre-order page for the Galaxy Fold. (Source: Android Authority)

AT&T cancels its Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-orders

The US carrier AT&T has sent emails to customers who have pre-ordered the (still) upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold informing them that these reservations have been cancelled. The company states that it will refund any advance charges ...
Apple has been eying Intel's 5G business for almost two months now. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Apple considering acquisition of Intel's 5G modem business

According to a new report from The Information, Apple has been considering the acquisition of Intel's 5G modem business for almost 2 months now, but Intel has not yet provided a clear valuation for its wireless asset portfolio. Th...
The Dell XPS 15 7590 can be configured with a touchscreen panel. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15 7590 should start shipping by early July

The Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop is getting closer to finally being in the eager hands of expectant buyers. According to a recent tweet from XPS chief Frank Azor, shipments of the device should begin in the first week of July, although...
Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

83% Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Solid convertible! The Dell Latitude 3390 is a compact 13.3-inch convertible laptop that offers decent performance but poor battery life. Read on to find out how the Latitude 3390 shapes up elsewhere in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
2 nm mass production should begin by 2024. (Source: 9to5Mac)

TSMC ready to begin research for 2 nm nodes

The race for miniaturization continues, as TSMC is first to announce R&D for the 2 nm node, which will be built in the 3 nm facility from Hsinchu, Taiwan. TSMC plans to complete the 3 nm facility by 2021 and begin 3 nm mass produc...
An OLED micro-display. (Source: Road to VR)

The micro-display market will be worth over US$3 billion by 2025

A micro-display is a panel that may be made of conventional materials such as OLED or LCD, yet are 2 inches at most on the diagonal. They are incorporated into everyday devices such as digital cameras, and in emerging categories s...
There are over 1 million 5G users in South Korea now. (Source: Nikkei Asian Review)

5G networks gain over 1 million users in South Korea

South Korean telecommunications bodies have confirmed that the number of people who use 5G in the country has grown to over 1 million. This figure is based on the volume of relevant phone plans sold by the carriers that have deplo...
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The HTC U19e. (Source: HTC)

The U19e and Desire 19+ are new HTC phones for the Taiwanese market

HTC has released new phones for 2019, albeit not flagship-level and only for the OEM's home market. They are the U19e, as projected earlier, and a new Desire-line device. They have 6.0- and 6.2-inch displays, and have double and t...
TSMC manufactured the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm's first 7 nm chipset. (Image source: THE ELEC)

Snapdragon 865 to enter mass production by Q4 2019 or Q1 2020: New report

People may have only just got their hands on the Snapdragon 855, but Qualcomm is already making plans to mass produce its successor, the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm is looking beyond TSMC to produce its next flagship Snapdragon chips...
Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Despite massive business embargoes levied against it by the United States Government, Huawei seems to be rolling along. The Chinese company has reportedly shipped one million smartphones running its custom HongMeng OS to testers t...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

June 2019 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.
best ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

June 2019 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.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

June 2019 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.
HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition (Source: HP)

HP wants to help doctors with the EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition

According to HP, 45 percent of ransomware attacks affected healthcare organizations and 2018 was a record-breaking year for healthcare data breaches. The company will be offering a super-secure EliteBook 840 G6 designed specifical...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 will be even thinner than last year's model, sport up to 4K OLED touchscreen and Quadro T2000 graphics

The second generation refresh is set to be the thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch workstation Lenovo has ever offered when it launches later this month for $1950. Nvidia Quadro Turing will replace last year's Pascal offerings.
Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 looking to be huge graphical upgrades over the previous generation

Launching before the end of Summer, both the 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53 and 17.3-inch ThinkPad P73 can each be configured with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics for desktop-class performance. NVMe SSDs and three-year manufacturer warranty will...
Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

Entry-level Lenovo ThinkPad P43s and P53s coming this Summer with refreshed hardware and a new look

The 14-inch ThinkPad P43s and 15.6-inch ThinkPad P53s balance performance with both mobility and price in contrast to the "world's fastest" ThinkPad P53 and P73 alternatives. The P53s will be both thinner and lighter than its 2018...
Intel Unite Cloud service simplifies business collaboration. (Source: Intel)

Infocomm 2019 | Intel announces the Unite Cloud Service — an open, low-cost, and IT-friendly collaboration solution

At the ongoing Infocomm 2019 conference, Intel announced the Unite Cloud service that leverages the power of the cloud to simplify business collaboration. Unlike the Unite Solution that requires an on-premise PIN server, Unite Clo...
Huawei has created a good laptop series with the MateBooks. (Image source: Huawei/edited)

Exclusive: Huawei could be preparing to kill off its budding laptop business

Huawei’s current issues in regard to the US Department of Commerce adding the Chinese technology company to its entity list under the Export Administration Regulations have been well documented. However, while many reports have fo...
Industrial-grade balloons are increasingly common in near-space travel and transport. (Source: SpaceNews)

Vivo's iQOO phone allegedly falls from 102,000 feet in the air and survives

The OEM Vivo has posted a video on Weibo, which portrays a project in which an iQOO phone was loaded onto an industrial-grade balloon. These hydrogen-filled craft are used with increasing frequency to visit extreme, near-space alt...
The introduction of the Super range could force price cuts on the GeForce RTX 20 series. (Image source: Firstpost)

Rumored Nvidia Super graphics card prices should lead to super price drops for current GeForce RTX 20-series cards

Nvidia’s Super range of graphics cards could soon be upon us and there has been some speculation about how much the new products could cost. Along with that, there is a rumor that the current GeForce RTX 20-series cards will recei...
Unfortunately, there was no glimpse of the actual physical Project Scarlett Xbox console. (Image source: Mixer/screenshot)

E3 2019 | Project Scarlett with its new generation SSD and Halo Infinite take center stage at the Xbox E3 briefing

A few details about Project Scarlett were revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 briefing, but it seems in the end it was the next episode in a very famous game franchise that did most of the talking for the next-generation console. A tease...
The LG W series' apparent color options. (Source: Amazon.in)

LG targets Samsung Galaxy M line's market with upcoming W smartphone series

The US$100-250 price category is a competitive place for smartphones these days, particularly in the Indian market. Nevertheless, this is where LG reportedly intends to wade in with its new W-series smartphones. These devices have...
Realme plans to launch 5G phones globally this year. (Source: Gadgets360)

Realme all set to be among the first brands to launch 5G phones globally this year

Realme India CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed on Twitter that the company is looking for a global launch of 5G smartphones in 2019 and also said that 5G Realme phones will launch in India 'as early as possible'. 5G networks in India and...
Schematics of the U19e. (Source: MyDrivers)

Against all odds, HTC is set to release a new smartphone

One could be forgiven for completely forgetting about HTC. The Taiwanese company's mobile division has been in quite the quagmire and looks certain to not even release a flagship phone this year. The company has something in the w...
Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Lenovo ThinkPad L490/L590: Affordable, upgradeable enterprise laptops with Whiskey Lake CPUs

Without an huge announcement, Lenovo has released two new ThinkPads. It is understandable that Lenovo did not kick up a fuss about these new laptops: The Lenovo ThinkPad L490 and ThinkPad L590 are mostly targeting companies and th...
GlobalCoin is set to enable Facebook users to make fast payments for the items sold on the Facebook Market. (Source: IGuRu)

Facebook could be launching its own cryptocurrency in late June

Facebook is preparing to launch its own digital currency named GlobalCoin, which will enable almost 2 billion users to make fast payments for the items sold through Facebook Marketplace. GlobalCoin will be fully integrated with Wh...
Some 4G/LTE broadcast equipment. (Source: Broadcast Rental)

The 4G/LTE and 5G broadcast market's value is set to increase by 73% by 2024

Broadcasts over 4G/LTE are common these days. The technology behind them is used for TV feeds, on-demand video, notifications and data-feeds. Their market will soon also be augmented by 5G analogs, which could push its value to ab...
The Sony Xperia 1 is now also available in China. (Source: Weibo)

The Sony Xperia 1 goes on sale in China

Sony's latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1, started sales in the US for a price of US$949. It is also available in the EU and UK. Now, it has also been released in China, where it retails for a price translating to about $912...

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