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Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

89% Fujitsu LifeBook U938 (i5-8250U, LTE, SSD, FHD) Subnotebook Review

Lightweight luxury. Compared to its predecessor, the LifeBook U938 is slightly lighter. The biggest upgrade is the quad-core processor, but not much has changed otherwise. Battery life is still decent, but falls short in direct comparison with its biggest rivals.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 920 g
Samsung fifth-generation V-NAND memory chips (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of fifth generation V-NAND memory

The fifth-generation V-NAND memory chips by Samsung use the "Toggle DDR 4.0" interface for the first time in the industry and provide a data transfer speed of up to 1.4 Gbps — an impressive increase of 40 percent over the previous...
Huawei Mate 20 trademark filing details (Source: Mobiel kopen)

Huawei trademarks the Mate 20 name

According to a recent trademark filing with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the next-gen Huawei Mate device will be the Mate 20. This is still a bit far from an official confirmation, but it definitely minimizes t...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung Galaxy S9 sales have stalled, currently the worst selling device in the series since the Galaxy S3

After a successful first month, sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 devices have flatlined. Going by the current trend, sales of the duo are expected to peak at an underwhelming 31 million shipments, making them the worst-selling Galax...
The HTC Desire 12 devices have flopped as expected. (Source: HTC)

HTC's June figures show a brutal two-year low in revenue

HTC’s fall from grace continues without hitting terminal velocity. The company released its June sales numbers, with the figures showing a 68% year-on-year drop in revenue.
Samsung's new expanded mobile factory in Noida, India. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung opens the world's largest smartphone factory in India

Samsung Electronics' expanded mobile factory was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Noida, Uttar Pradesh in the presence of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Th...
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

July 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

June 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.
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

July 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8650U, Quadro P500, 4K) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8650U, Quadro P500, 4K) Laptop Review

Pushed to the limit. The P52s is back, this time with an improved screen and a slight bump in processing power. Is the 4K display an improvement for the P52s, or is the display too much for the weak GPU?
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA Quadro P500 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

Hard to beat. Not everyone needs an i7, dedicated GPU, and WQHD display. Even without those assets, the T480s is still a dependable office companion whose formidable performance exceeds that of many competitors. At around $1,600, is today’s Core i5-8250U + FHD configuration the one the majority would appreciate?
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

July 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 subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

July 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.
Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U728 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

The most flexible subnotebook. Fujitsu sees itself as a competitor to PC giants like Dell, Lenovo and HP in the business laptop market. The Japanese company packs its devices with features that other manufacturers now ignore. Find out in this review what features Fujitsu has packed into the LifeBook U728 and how this ultra-lightweight and compact business notebook fares against the competition.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
The stock of one million GTX 11 series cards should be sold directly by Nvidia on the official site. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia ready to ship over one million GTX 11 series cards

DigiTimes reports that Nvidia may be experiencing some problems with the current GTX 10 GPU overstock and might postpone the launch of the GTX 11 family for a few months, despite already being in possession of around one million n...
The new Catalina 2 SSDs come in 2.5-inch and add-in-card form-factors. (Source: NGD)

NGD reveals 16/32 TB Catalina 2 programmable SSDs

AI, machine learning and computer vision application will be getting a boost via the new NGD Catalina 2 programmable SSDs. Coming in 2.5-inch / add-in-board form-factors, these solutions integrate Toshiba's 3D NAND memory chips an...
The Surface Phone is apparently not yet ready for primetime. (Source: Phone Arena)

Microsoft's 'Andromeda' Surface Phone is going back to the drawing board

Prominent Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley has learnt that Microsoft is still working out the nitty-gritty of the long-rumored Surface Phone or 'Andromeda' device, whose leaks and renders have been doing the rounds on the Internet....
Xiaomi has its work cut out. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi set to enter the US by 2019

Xiaomi’s growth has been meteoric. The company made advances into Europe last year and is set to pay the US a visit in 2019, if company Vice President Wang Xiang’s words are anything to go by.
HTC headquarters, Hsintien, Taiwan. (Source: News4Europe)

HTC makes first step towards closure with workforce downsize in Taiwan

HTC is set to lay off 1500 workers from its Taiwan manufacturing unit by September. The company has seen a consistent drop in sales figures over the past year or so, and it’s about time we came to terms with the fact that the Taiw...
Baidu Kunlun processor for AI (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Baidu announces a new processor for AI

Baidu's new Kunlun processor is advertised as "China's first cloud-to-edge AI chip" that will be used in both cloud and edge scenarios, including data centers, autonomous vehicles, and public clouds. The chip uses 14 nm Samsung en...
Zotac ZBOX QK7P3000 (i7-7700T, Quadro P3000) Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX QK7P3000 (i7-7700T, Quadro P3000) Mini PC Review

Gamer-turned-workstation. Zotac has swapped out the GeForce GTX 1060 in its ZBox Magnus series for the workstation-equivalent Quadro P3000 to create a powerful mini PC for professional users. Temperature and fan noise are excellent when compared to workstation laptops. Some slight throttling behavior at extreme loads prevent this from being a must buy.
NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | | 1.7 kg
Dell will soon become a publicly-traded company once again

Dell will soon become a publicly-traded company once again

Dell is going public once again. In an announcement made earlier today, the U.S.-based computer manufacturer said it will begin trading its Class V common stock for Class C common stock as it seeks to re-enter the New York Stock E...
Tachyum's Universal Processing Platform has the scalability to take the human brain. (Source: HPCWire)

Tachyum's Prodigy Universal Processor Platform aims to rewrite everything we know about CPUs and GPUs

Startup firm Tachyum's Prodigy is being billed as a Universal Processor Platform that claims to deliver over 10x performance over conventional CPUs in the Hyperscale Data Center market. The company claims that it can outperform th...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: First picture of the potential Dell XPS 15 competitor

Since a few months, the name "ThinkPad P1" has been a mystery. Today, a first picture emerged, which shows a ThinkPad with a 15.6-inch screen without a numpad. Potentially, this could be Lenovo's competitor to the Dell XPS 15 and ...
Intel CPU roadmap delays purportedly causing headaches for major OEMs (Image source: Wikipedia)

Intel CPU roadmap delays purportedly causing headaches for major OEMs

Manufacturers may have to milk existing notebook designs even further for this Holiday season since Intel's next generation CPUs are not expected to come anytime soon. Global notebook shipments will almost surely be slower YoY as ...
The Motorola One on the left, and the Motorola One Power on the right. (Source: Android Headlines)

Android One Motorola One in the works, could be coming on August 2

Apparently, Motorola has two mid-range devices in the works. One is the Motorola One, and the other is the Motorola One Power. Both are Android One devices but it remains unknown what actually separates them.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers)

The Redmi Note 5 has shipped five million units in four months

According to Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 devices have sold five million units in the four months following their launch back on Valentine's day. For some perspective, it took the Redmi Note 4 six months to achieve this.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Purported Kirin 980-powered Huawei mate X coming with 40 + 20 MP rear cameras and no notch

According to certain sources, Huawei has an unexpected Mate device in the works. This device will, like the Mate 20, feature the upcoming Kirin 980. It will also forego a notch in favor of a more traditional bezel-less design.
ASRock Phantom Gaming X RX 580 8G OC Edition GPU. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock Phantom Gaming RX 570 and RX 580 cards set to hit Europe on July 1

ASRock's foray into the GPU market started with the Radeon RX 570 and RX 580-based GPUs when they became available in the Asian market a few months ago. Now, ASRock is making these GPUs available for the European market starting J...
Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8550U, Full HD) Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P52s (i7-8550U, Full HD) Workstation Review

Weak Quadro. You might get the feeling of experiencing déjà vu when first looking at the ThinkPad P52s. The mobile workstation looks exactly like the ThinkPad T580. Is combining the case of an office laptop with a Quadro GPU a good idea? Find out in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA Quadro P500 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Both Pixels side by side. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Images and videos of the upcoming Pixel 3 devices paint a completely uninteresting picture

High-res factory-based CAD renders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. The latter sports an egregious notch, and both feature dual selfie cameras, a single rear camera, and a traditional fingerprint sensor at the back. It...
Mark the date. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 officially confirmed for August 9 launch

Samsung has officially confirmed the launch date of its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 phablet. The device will be launched on August 9 at a currently unspecified venue.
The Alcatel 1. (Source: Alcatel)

The Alcatel 1 is an Android Go device that costs just US$89

Alcatel has unveiled its newest device, the Android Go Alcatel 1. The device features a 5-inch 480x960 display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, an MT6739, and a US$89 price tag.
Dell XPS 15 9570 perfrormance notebook (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i9-8950HK processor finally available in the US, XPS 15 9580 not in the cards yet

The Intel Core i9-8950HK processor option is finally available for the full HD variant of the Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop. However, Frank Azor also unveiled that the Dell XPS 15 9580 is not in the cards yet when asked abou...
Shuttle's DH02U mini PC series now feature GTX 1050 discrete graphics. (Source: Shuttle)

Shuttle announces DH02U/DH02U5 mini PCs with GTX 1050 GPUs

Shuttle's mini PC lineup just got upgraded with GTX 1050 discrete GPUs from Nvidia. The new DH02U is powered by the Celeron 3865U dual-core CPU, while the more advanced DH02U model features the i5-7200U dual core. Both models are ...
The OPPO Find X. (Source: The Verge)

OPPO Find X apparently not coming to the US after all

There was word last week that OPPO's new Find X was billed to be sold in the US. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to be the case, as OPPO isn't interested in going through the hurdles of selling the device in the US just yet. The F...
The WPA3 security protocol is now official. (Source: Phone Year)

Wi-Fi gets its biggest update in 14 years — WPA3 security protocol now official

The ubiquitous and all-pervasive Wi-Fi is receiving its first major update in 14 years with the announcement of the WPA3 authentication protocol by the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA3 is the successor to WPA2, which was the target of many ha...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

Development plans for the Samsung Galaxy S10 revealed

The Samsung Galaxy S10 may still be nine months away but word from reputable sources have given us a better understanding of what to expect from Samsung’s milestone device. The S10 is expected to come in three models, the cheapest...
The Nokia 3.1 (Source: TechAdvisor)

Nokia 3.1 to go on sale in the US on July 2 with $159 MSRP

HMD has announced that its new entry-level device, the Nokia 3.1, is coming to the US on July 2. The device will be on sale on Amazon and BestBuy and will come with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a US$159 price tag.
NVIDIA 'Turing' is expected to be seeded to AIBs soon. (Source: SegmentNext)

AIBs expected to receive first NVIDIA 'Turing' GPUs by early September, likely to be called the GeForce GTX 1180

NVIDIA's Add-in Board (AIB) partners are expected to receive the first shipments of NVIDIA's next generation 'Turing' architecture GPUs sometime in between late August to early September. The official nomenclature is yet to be mad...
HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G4 (i5-8250U, FHD IPS) Laptop Review

Plastic Pro. The whole notebook market has been reconfigured to ultrabook designs. Wait, is it really the whole notebook market? No, since there are still representatives of a more traditional design such as the HP ProBook 650 G4. You can find out in this extensive review, if and for whom this affordable business notebook can be recommended.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Micron now mass producing GDDR6 VRAM modules for next generation Nvidia Turing (Image source: Softpedia)

Micron now mass producing GDDR6 VRAM modules for next generation Nvidia Turing

The manufacturer is promising 64 GB/s from a single GDDR6 package for future applications in artificial intelligence, networking, automotive, and of course, graphics. Example modules will be on display this week at the ISC 2018 co...
The trajectory has been nothing but vertical. (Source: Business Today)

Although a sliver of doubt remains, it's about time we all took Xiaomi seriously

Opinion Xiaomi has grown in eight short years to become the fourth-largest smartphone brand in the world. While the company may have its fair share of issues, it has also managed to smoothen out a lot of the creases on its lapels—and it's about time we took the Beijing-based OEM seriously.
The Mi Pad 4. (Source: FoneArena)

Xiaomi introduces the Mi Pad 4, Snapdragon 660 in tow

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its new Mi Pad 4 tablet. The device comes with a base price tag of US$170, which makes it the cheapest device powered by a Snapdragon 660.
The MI 8 SE. (Source: GSMArena)

Xiaomi sold over a million Mi 8 devices in just eighteen days

Xiaomi has announced that it sold a million units of the Mi 8 devices in just 18 days. Considering how many devices the company has in its portfolio, and the fact that its talents lie in the mid-range and budget market, this numbe...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance laptop (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5 could get the 97 WHr battery option in the US

In addition to the noticeable price bump from US$999.99 to US$1,059.99 that has been already applied to the Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i5-8300H processor, the most affordable hardware setup of this performance laptop is also...
Now former Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich has been forced to resign. (Source: Intel)

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich forced to resign over inappropriate relationship

Intel CEO Brian Kraznich has been forced to resign over after it was revealed that he had been involved in a relationship with an Intel employee. Although the relationship was consensual, the relationship violated a company non-fr...
Kirin. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Purported Kirin 1020 to end the current Snapdragon dominance

Huawei is said to be working on an SoC that will end Qualcomm's reign over the Android SoC market. The chipset, supposedly the Kiirin 1020, is touted to offer twice the performance of the current Kirin 970.
The Blackberry KEY2. (Source: Evan Blass)

The Blackberry KEY2 goes on sale in the US on June 29

Blackberry's new device, the KEY2, was launched a short while ago. The device will be go on presale in the US on June 29, and will hit shop shelves on July 13–with a base price tag of US$649.99.

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Redaktion, 2018-07-11 (Update: 2018-07-11)