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How mini-LED displays benefit content creators: A look at the MSI Creator 17 — the world's first laptop with a mini-LED display

How mini-LED displays benefit content creators: A look at the MSI Creator 17 — the world's first laptop with a mini-LED display

Mini-LED displays herald the next logical evolution of traditional LED-backlit panels. Mini-LEDs offer a more fine-grained local dimming, high brightness levels, wide color gamut coverage, and near-OLED level blacks making them an excellent choice for content creators. In this article, we will look at what mini-LED displays actually are and how the world's first mini-LED laptop, the MSI Creator 17, can help you realize your true creative potential. (Sponsored article).
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:21:00 +0200
Aug 3
"Made in China" will no longer be found on Samsung laptops in the near future. (Image: Samsung)

Samsung set to end production at its last PC-making factory in China

Samsung has announced to staff at its last remaining PC making factory in China that it will be ceasing operations. This follows the closure of its last smartphone factory in China last year leaving its only remaining Chinese expo...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:08:00 +0200
The Realme V5. (Source: Realme)

Realme V5 launched: 90 Hz display and a MediaTek Dimensity 720 starting at US$215

Realme has now launched its latest device, the Realme V5. The Realme V5 offers a slew of features including five cameras in total, a MediaTek Dimensity 720, and a 90 Hz display. All of that can be had for just over US$200.
Ricci Rox, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:05:00 +0200
The Android 11-based MIUI 12 update will be available for Xiaomi devices in September

Here's a list of devices that will get the Android 11-based MIUI 12 update; rollout expected to start in September

The Android 11 update will start making its way to Xiaomi devices in September. It will be based on MIUI 12 and available to a host of Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco smartphones. The company is already testing the software on many smartp...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:38:00 +0200
Camera Test: Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite vs. Huawei P40 Lite 5G vs. realme 6 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy A71 vs. Redmi Note 9 Pro

Mid-Range Smartphone Camera Comparison: Which Affordable Phone Has the Best Camera?

Unfortunately, the Google Pixel 4a wasn't reviewed. We compare the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, Huawei P40 Lite 5G, realme 6 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A71, and Redmi Note 9 Pro against one another. Our tests will show which mid-range phone has the best camera overall.
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:42:00 +0200
The Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC starts at US$69 (Image source: Apricorn)

256-bit Hardware AES encryption on a USB Type-C pen drive for US$59? Meet the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android

Apricorn’s Aegis Secure Key 3NXC is reportedly the world’s first USB Type-C pen drive featuring hardware encryption. With a number of laptops and Android smartphones now leveraging USB Type-C, the 3NXC is increasingly relevant. Th...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:13:00 +0200
Hackers could conceivably leverage the Secure Enclave exploit to steal personal data and biometric info from iOS users (Image source: Panda Security)

Alarming “Unpatchable” exploit in Apple’s Secure Enclave could put the data of millions of users at risk, per Chinese hackers

According to Pangu Team, a Chinese hacker group, an “unpatchable” exploit has been uncovered for Apple’s Secure Enclave, the co-processor that stores keys for Face ID, Touch ID, and passwords. This potentially puts the personal da...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:51:00 +0200
AMD embarrasses Intel with Ryzen 7 HP ProBook 455 G7 running 150 percent faster than the more expensive Core i7 ProBook 450 version (Source: HP)

AMD embarrasses Intel with Ryzen 7 HP ProBook 455 G7 running 150 percent faster than the more expensive Core i7 ProBook 450 G7

We all know AMD is having a field day against Intel with its latest family of Zen 2 CPUs, but we didn't think it could get this bad.
Intel Core i7-10510U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:49:00 +0200
MSI GL75 Leopard in review: Successful gaming laptop with a 144 Hz display

84% MSI GL75 Leopard in review: Successful gaming laptop with a 144 Hz display

Well-rounded gaming machine. With the GL75 Leopard, MSI has a powerful 17.3-inch gaming laptop in its range that brings all modern games smoothly onto the responsive Full HD display (144 Hz, IPS). The rest of the equipment is also right: 16 GB of memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a 1 TB HDD.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 01:47:00 +0200
Aug 2
The new Hisense Hardcore Gaming Monitor has been unveiled in Shanghai. (Image source: Hisense/Weibo)

Hisense Hardcore Gaming Monitor unveiled with curved display and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-friendly 240 Hz refresh rate

Hisense has revealed its new Hardcore Gaming Monitor series at a trade show in China. The external monitor comes with a gaming-friendly 240 Hz refresh rate and features a curved display for increased immersion during intense gamin...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:03:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8 sees yet another price hike in India

The Redmi Note 8 sees yet another price hike in India

A month ago, Xiaomi raised the regular retail price of the Redmi Note 8 by Rs 500 in India—the fifth such time this year alone. Well, that wasn't enough, apparently, and the Redmi Note 8 has now seen yet another price hike in that...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:24:00 +0200
Dell Alienware m15 R3 runs up to 30 degrees C cooler than the Alienware m15 R2 to address the biggest problem of the series (Image source: Dell)

Dell Alienware m15 R3 runs an insane 30 degrees C cooler than the Alienware m15 R2 to address the biggest problem of the series

The Cryo-Tech cooling changes under the hood are exactly what the Alienware laptops needed. We can't imagine an Alienware laptop without vapor chamber cooling a...
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:31:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+ will offer extensive GPU customization. (Image: Mi 10 Pro 5G via GizmoChina)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+ touted to offer PC-like fine-grained GPU customization via GPU Turbo, but latest MIUI 12 builds apparently show no such feature

Xiaomi could be offering a new GPU Turbo app in the upcoming Mi 10 Pro Plus that offers more fine-grained control over several aspects of the GPU including adjusting anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering levels among others. The...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:03:00 +0200
Netflix gets speed controls on Android. (Source: Google Play Store)

Netflix implements playback speed controls on Android

Netflix is reportedly rolling out a feature by which a user can make content go forward or backward at different rates. This facility has apparently been under consideration at the streaming giant for years, and may benefit those ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:12:00 +0200
The Poco F2 Pro offers a very bright, very well-calibrated OLED panel

Poco F2 Pro proves itself in our review: A 60-Hz panel can still deliver a great visual experience

While Xiaomi keeps the refresh rate of the Poco F2 Pro's AMOLED panel at 60 Hz, the quality of the display is still amazing regardless. The Poco smartphone stan...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 219 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:53:00 +0200
The next Mi TWS earbuds may have ANC. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's next new Mi TWS earbuds are likely to have ANC

Xiaomi's Mi-series of truly wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds is a rapidly-growing line of accessories. However, none of them have featured active noise cancellation (ANC) before. A new addition to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:37:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Redmi Note 9 Pro nets yet another update ahead of MIUI 12 release

After sending out the global stable MIUI 12 update to the Redmi Note 9 last week, Xiaomi is rolling out a new update to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Sadly, it doesn't bring the much-awaited MIUI 12, and owners of the mid-range phone will...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 14:22:00 +0200
The Mi Mix 3 5G. (Source: AndroidPit)

Xiaomi: Mi Mix 3 5G finally primed for a new update as MIUI 12 looms

There were reports a while back that the Mi Mix 3 5G wouldn't receive any other update but those may have been a tad misguided, as Xiaomi has now confirmed that the last-gen premium phone is set to get a new update shortly, with M...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 13:51:00 +0200
The successor to the Kirin 990 is expected to cost more than Apple’s A14 (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei’s HiSilicon 1020 5nm chipset might be a bigger chip than the Apple A14 Bionic and cost more: but will it be faster?

A Weibo tipster recently claimed that the HiSilicon Kirin 1020 chipset will cost somewhere in between Apple’s A14 Bionic and the upcoming ARM chipset for MacBook. This raises questions about pricing for future Huawei smartphones, ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:43:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 9 Pro was released five months ago in March. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 10 Pro? Xiaomi tipped to launch a MediaTek Dimensity-powered phone this month

Going by word on the grapevine, Xiaomi is set to unveil a new phone this month. The device in question will be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity chipset, and should be affordable in typical Xiaomi fashion.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:19:00 +0200
Noctua's latest roadmap shows several products delayed, including black versions of popular coolers. The already available NH-U12S is shown here (Image Source: Noctua).

Noctua's latest roadmap shows delays for several new products, including black heatsinks and white fans

Noctua’s latest roadmap, released in late July 2020, shows many of their upcoming products have been pushed out into 2021. These include black versions of popular heatsinks, black covers for existing silver heatsinks, white fans, ...
Craig Ward, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:54:00 +0200
Sony WH-1000XM4 users can expect to enjoy "360 Reality Audio". (Image source: Sony)

Leaked Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones promo video reveals wearing detection feature and handy Speak-to-Chat mode

A promo video for the upcoming Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-cancelling headphones has been leaked online, and it reveals quite a few details about the successor to the well-received WH-1000XM3 headphones. Users will be treated t...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:49:00 +0200
ZTE Axon 11

80% ZTE Axon 11 Smartphone Review: Cheap even with a 48-MP Quad Camera

Striking design. ZTE promises buyers of the Axon 11 an appealing design and the excellent performance of the quad-camera system at an affordable price. Our review clarifies what users can actually expect from the almost 6.5-inch smartphone.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.47" | 165 g
Mike Wobker, Sun, 02 Aug 2020 02:42:00 +0200
Aug 1
The Pixel 4 series may be replaced soon. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 5a will launch with Android 11, as will the 4a 5G: new leak

Google has released a new little online puzzle that offers what is probably an insight on the Pixel 4a's long-awaited launch date. It is expected to do so with a 5G variant for the first time in this series' history. However, it s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:24:00 +0200
The next ZenFone flagship could be here soon. (Source: Asus)

Asus brings a possible ZenFone 7-series phone closer to launch with a new Bluetooth certification

The Asus ZenFone 7 is slated to launch soon - as is its nouveau Pro variant. A device that could be one of these two has been spotted on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group's (SIG) website. This suggests that the new series could...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 20:17:00 +0200
Ghost of Tsushima takes place on Tsushima Island in Japan. (Image source: PlayStation/Sony)

Ghost of Tsushima's first 10 days: 156.4 million standoffs, 57.5 million duels, and 8.8 million foxes getting some attention

Statistics from the first 10 days of Ghost of Tsushima’s release have been revealed by PlayStation and there’s no doubt the PS4 title has become a massive hit with gamers. In terms of action, there were 156.4 million standoffs and...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 17:08:00 +0200
The Black Shark 3S.

Black Shark 3S launched: 120 Hz OLED, UFS 3.1, and 65W charging starting at US$575

The new Black Shark gaming phone has been released. The Black Shark 3S succeeds the Black Shark 3, and offers improvements in fast-charging and display technologies, while starting under US$600. Sadly, it retains the Snapdragon 86...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 17:05:00 +0200
Amazfit's PowerBuds will sell in India soon. (Source: Twitter)

Amazfit announces a launch for its PowerBuds in India

The PowerBuds are sports-themed TWS earbuds from Huami's brand Amazfit. They are unique in that they have a sensor for heart-rate tracking, a feature normally reserved for smartwatches. Their OEM has finally announced that they wi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:43:00 +0200
The "Razr 2020 5G" in hands-on images. (Source: Weibo)

A new leak may confirm the Motorola Razr 2020 5G's design

Motorola's second-generation foldable is thought to migrate to a 5G SoC rather than the Snapdragon 710 found in its predecessor. Now, a new live image posted to Weibo may confirm the differences in looks between the two. It is by ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 15:59:00 +0200
The PS5 could have upgradable key components. (Image source: PlayStation/Sony)

PS5 Pro console or upgrades implied in patent while the Xbox Series X seems to get a marketing downgrade

A newly published patent has hinted at the possibility of a PS5 Pro console, or similar, eventually being revealed by Sony. A “high end” system mentioned in the patent summary could feature multiple SoCs. Coincidentally, it appear...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 15:26:00 +0200
The Avita Liber V is now available for purchase in India

The Avita Liber V featuring a 10th-generation Intel processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB NVMe SSD is now available in India

The Avita Liber V is now available for purchase in India for INR 41,490 (US$554). It comes with an Intel Core i5-10210U CPU, UHD Graphics 620 iGPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of solid-state storage. The notebook is available f...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 14:32:00 +0200
Paranoid Android Quartz 4 is an Android 10-based custom ROM. (Image source: Paranoid Android)

Xiaomi Mi 9T, Redmi K20, Redmi 5, and Redmi 7 join the long list of Xiaomi devices now supported by Android 10-based Paranoid Android Quartz 4

The Xiaomi Mi 9T, Redmi K20, Redmi 5, and Redmi 7/Y3 have now joined the list of Xiaomi smartphones that are supported by the Android 10-based Paranoid Android Quartz 4 custom ROM. The Mi 8 Pro, Mi A2, and Redmi Note 7 were also r...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:44:00 +0200
Motorola Moto G Pro Smartphone Review - Inexpensive Stylus Smartphone

77% Motorola Moto G Pro Smartphone Review - Inexpensive Stylus Smartphone

Motorola's first stylus phone. An affordable smartphone with a stylus - usually, this combination is a rare sight. However, Motorola is stirring the pot by making the Moto G Pro an interesting proposition: For 330 Euros (~$390), buyers get a 6.4-inch mid-range smartphone with an integrated stylus and Android One.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.4" | 192 g
Manuel Masiero, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 08:03:00 +0200
The best smartphones for Q2 2020

The best smartphones for Q2 2020 - 39 mobile phones in review

Smartphone Editors' Choice Awards Q2 2020. A total of 39 smartphones were comprehensively tested and reviewed by us in the second quarter of 2020. Which devices stood out in particular? In the following mobile phone comparison you will find the recommendations of our editorial staff as well as current deals.
Editorial staff, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:27:00 +0200
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Pokde: MSI Prestige 14 A10RB Review – Ultraportable Workhorse, Ultrabook Review: MSI GS66 Stealth review (i7, RTX 2070) – white-collar performance notebook, NLT: Review – Dell XPS 13 9300: Lots of attention to details, Ultrabook Review: Razer Blade Pro 17 review (2020 model – i7-10875H, RTX 2080 Super, 300 Hz screen), Good Gear Guide: Lenovo Yoga C640 review: The battery life blows us away, Good Gear Guide: Dell XPS 15 9500 Review: Buy this laptop instead of a MacBook Pro 16, Good Gear Guide: Lenovo Chromebook Duet review: Redefining the small and cheap tablet, Ultrabook Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550 early review (GX550LXS model – Core i9, RTX 2080 Super), The Verge: Dell XPS 15 (2020) Review: New Design, Familiar Problems, Good Gear Guide: Acer Predator Triton 500 review: A truly portable gaming powerhouse with 300Hz G-Sync, It Pro: Acer ConceptD 7 review: A dazzlingly dynamic display, Hot Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9500 Review: A Case Study In Laptop Excellence, Engadget: ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: The first good dual-screen laptop, Engadget: Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook, Mobile Syrup: Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: It’s time to rethink the hinge, Soycincau: Asus ExpertBook B9 review: Everything else feels heavy now, Techaeris: Lenovo Yoga C940 review: 14- and 15.6-inches of laptop computing elegance, Ubergizmo English: Lenovo Yoga C740 15-inch Review, T3: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 review: an awe-inspiring dual-screen gaming laptop, Laptop Media: Lenovo Legion 5 (15) review – playing it safe but still delivering, Neowin: Lenovo Flex 5 14 review: AMD Ryzen 4000 is a game-changer, Neowin: Lenovo Yoga C640 review: Hard to recommend, but not for the reason you'd think, Yugatech: ASUS ExpertBook B9450F Review, Neowin: Acer TravelMate P6 review: Comet Lake performance in an ultra-light package, Pokde: Honor 9A Review — Bigger Is Better?, Pokde: Poco F2 Pro Review — Good Sequels Can Be Hard To Make, Pokde: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review – A Symbol Of Better Things To Come, NLT: Hands-on review: HONOR MagicBook 14, NLT: Review – Huawei Nova 7 SE: Is it worth the price for RM1,499?, NLT: Review – HONOR 9A: Entry-level smartphone with a massive battery, Business Standard: Vivo V19 review: Scores well on design, performance but the price pinches, Business Standard: Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition Core i5 review: Go for Core i7 model instead, Ultrabook Review: Huawei MateBook X Pro review (2020 model – Core i7, MX250), The Indian Express: Samsung Tab S6 Lite review: The Android tab that just works, Android Authority: Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Still unique, still expensive, Android Authority: Google Pixel 4 XL revisited: The good and bad, Android Authority: 2020 Apple MacBook Air review: A premium laptop for the masses, Android Authority: ZTE Axon 11 5G hands-on: More than just affordable 5G?, Android Authority: Apple iPad Pro (2020) review: Still the best tablet, Android Authority: LG V60 review: LG’s best effort in years is worth a look, Android Authority: Huawei MatePad Pro review: Top-tier Android tablet with an app-chilles heel, Android Authority: Huawei P40 Pro review: Refinement done right, Android Authority: Samsung Galaxy S20 review: What more could you want?, Good Gear Guide: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review: Work smarter not harder, It Pro: Huawei MateBook 13 hands-on review: An innovative MacBook alternative, It Pro: Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: It’s a kind of Magic, Ausdroid: Huawei Mate XS — Australian Review, Unbox: Redmi 9 Unboxing, Quick Review: Best Affordable Phone Under Php 10K?, Unbox: Huawei P40 Pro+ Review: Best In Class
The next Apple Watch may offer a sought-after new feature. (Source: Apple)

A new leak lends further support to blood-oxygen tracking in the Apple Watch 6

Earlier reports have pointed to a new health-tracking spec for the Apple Watch 5's successor: blood oxygen tracking. A new tip may give this idea further weight. It also backs up other claims of sleep-tracking and even more advanc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:48:00 +0200
The Nubia Watch. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia launches its second-gen wraparound smartwatch

Nubia has just introduced the late-2020 refresh of its RedMagic 5G gaming smartphone. However, it also debuted a successor to the interesting Alpha flexible-display wearable alongside it. This product, simply called the Watch, has...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 00:06:00 +0200
Jul 31
A "Mate 40 screen protector". (Source: Weibo)

Huawei is rumored to stick with curved displays for the Mate 40 series

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a premium phablet that came with the often-polarizing detail of a waterfall display, or a screen with a pronounced curve to both sides. Now, a blogger claims this spec will live on in the device's success...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:22:00 +0200
The Note 20 Ultra may look like this. (Source: WinFuture)

Samsung is likely to sell Galaxy Note 20 Ultras with the Snapdragon 865+ in its own home market: new leak

Two devices with model numbers known to pertain to the upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have appeared on the Geekbench 5 website. One of them has the suffix N, which suggests it is destined for the South Korean market. Oddly...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The Rock Pi 4 Model C can be purchased for US$59. (Image source: Radxa)

Rock Pi 4 Model C: A US$59 single-board computer that supports NVMe drives and PoE

Radxa's new version of the Rock Pi 4, the Model C, is finally orderable. The Rock Pi 4 Model C has an M.2 connector for NVMe storage and is available for as little as US$59. The SBC is available with a hexa-core processor and 4 GB...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:38:00 +0200
It seems that Android 10 has started reaching more Redmi Note 7 handsets. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Global stable Android 10 upgrade extended for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

The Android 10 upgrade for the global version of the Redmi Note 7 is hitting more devices. The update, which is called V11.0.1.0.QFGMIXM, also carries the July 2020 security patch among other changes.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 21:35:00 +0200
The Analogue Pocket retails for US$199.99. (Image source: Analogue)

Analogue Pocket: The luxury Game Boy will be orderable from next week for US$199.99

The Analogue Pocket will be available to pre-order from next week for US$199.99. The luxury Game Boy supports original cartridges from consoles like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. The device has a 615 PPI displ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:40:00 +0200
The design of the MateBook D remains unchanged from last year's model. (Image source: Huawei)

The new Huawei MateBook D comes with AMD Ryzen Renoir processors for under US$600

The MateBook D has received a Renoir refresh. Available in 14-inch and 15-inch variants, the MateBook D has a sleek design and narrow display edges. The new MateBook D series starts at CNY 4,099 (~US$584).
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:33:00 +0200
Dell Alienware m15 R3 Laptop Review: Vapor Chamber Saves The Day

85% Dell Alienware m15 R3 Laptop Review: Vapor Chamber Saves The Day

Now with beefed-up cooling. It may look the same on the outside, but it's a different beast on the inside. CPU temperatures are much cooler now to address one of our biggest concerns about last year's Alienware m15 R2.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:24:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook with 4K AMOLED, Core i5, 256 GB SSD, and 8 GB RAM already down to $800 USD (Source: Amazon)

Deal | Samsung Galaxy Chromebook with 4K AMOLED, Core i5, 256 GB SSD, and 8 GB RAM already down to $800 USD

The premium Samsung convertible Chromebook is barely four months old and price cuts are already in effect. Originally launched for $1000 USD, Amazon is now offering the model for $200 less.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 20:01:00 +0200
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.
Notebookcheck, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:51:11 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:51:11 +0200
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.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:51:11 +0200
With the OnePlus Nord, the manufacturer has revisited its old recipe for success: A low price and great features

OnePlus Nord: Is the high-end Smartphone worth its mid-range price?

A cheap smartphone with lots of features that would otherwise cost you a lot more. That is what OnePlus promises the Nord to be. This summary of our test result...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.44" | 184 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:46:00 +0200
Offers strong hardware with a weak display: The Huawei P40 Lite 5G

P40 Lite 5G: Huawei follows through

Despite the forced lack of Google Services, not only does Huawei deliver top smartphones but also devices with a very good price-performance ratio. The latter d...
HiSilicon Kirin 820 | ARM Mali-G57 MP6 | 6.5" | 189 g
Mike Wobker, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:05:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the latest device to start receiving MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 update arrives for the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S in India as OS upgrade lands on Mi 8 and is extended for the Mi 9T and Redmi K20

The stable MIUI 12 update has arrived for the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S in India. Additionally, Xiaomi has upgraded the Mi 8 and has expanded the rollout of its latest OS for the Mi 9T and Redmi K20 in Europe.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:31:00 +0200

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