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The best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

The Best Windows Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 13

April 2021 Update. A Mac? No thanks. Apple's range of notebooks is as popular as ever. But there is also a good selection of similarly interesting notebooks for Windows users. Take a look at the best devices that the world of Windows has come up with to compete against Apple's portfolio.
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:51:00 +0200
The best notebooks for less than 1,000 Euros

The Best Notebooks For Less Than 1,000 Euros

April 2021 update. You can still find great laptops even if on a tight budget. The price range of less than 1,000 Euros is filled with multimedia all-rounders, ultra-portable notebooks, and convertibles. The following table contains an overview over the best notebooks reviewed by us, regardless of manufacturer.
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:49:00 +0200
The best notebook displays in review

The Best Notebooks with the Best Displays

April 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, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:48:00 +0200
Oppo could be working on an in-house object tracker to rival Airtags

Oppo reportedly working on its own version of Airtags

Following Samsung and Apple's footsteps, Oppo seems to be working on object trackers. Leaked images from Weibo show that it packs a USB Type-C port for some reason. An ultra-wideband chip is thrown in, too.
Anil Ganti, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:19:00 +0200
The Oppo Reno5 A will launch in at least two colours. (Image source: Evan Blass)

Oppo Reno5 A leaks as a budget entry in the Reno5 series

Oppo is planning to release another Reno5 smartphone, this time a budget 'A' model. The Reno5 A will have a large display, a 64 MP primary camera and a capacitive fingerprint scanner, among other features.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:47:00 +0200
The Apple M1 SoC in the new iPad Pro is going to be a tough challenger for a Snapdragon 888-powered rival tablet. (Image source: Apple/Qualcomm - edited)

M1 iPad Pro vs Snapdragon 888 Tab S8: Apple's new tablet can potentially destroy the future Samsung slate in synthetic benchmark testing

Potential synthetic benchmark scores for the 2021 iPad Pro with M1 Apple Silicon have been produced based on Cupertino’s claims of 50% faster CPU and 40% faster graphics. Such is the likely performance strength of the M1 iPad Pro ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 18:31:00 +0200
DLSS is finally available for CoD: Warzone. (Image Source: RTX Tyrial on Youtube)

Call of Duty: Warzone finally gets Nvidia DLSS support, up to 70% improved framerates in 4K

DLSS support is also added to the Modern Warfare campaign and multiplayer and single player modes from Black Ops Cold War Zombies. CoD: Warzone Season 3 also brings bug fixes, new events with new unlockable weapons and balance pat...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:52:00 +0200
Apple is reportedly planning to bring back much of the I/O from older MacBook Pros with the J314 and J316. (Image source: MacRumors)

Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 details revealed in leaked schematics

Leaked schematics have seemingly confirmed details about Apple's upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The pair will mark the return of MagSafe for MacBooks, along with the HDMI port and a full-sized SD card slot. The Touch B...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 17:38:00 +0200
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A22 in July 2021. (Image source: OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy A22 renders reveal what the company's cheapest 5G smartphone will look like

Rumour has it that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy A22 for just US$180, which would make it the company's cheapest 5G smartphone. Now, OnLeaks has revealed how the Galaxy A22 looks, complete with a 360° video.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:45:00 +0200
Nvidia is expected to launch the RTX 3080 Ti cards in May. (Image Source: iVadim on Youtube)

New leak reveals Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti pricing, anti-mining measures should help keep prices closer to MSRP

cannot really stop scalpers, especially if the initial RTX 3080 Ti stocks will be limited and remain so for some time due to the global chip shortages, but it can at least implement better anti-mining measures. The new cards are s...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:52:00 +0200
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 supports some innovative features, including Audio Retransmission Plus. (Image source: Bowers & Wilkins)

Bowers & Wilkins makes big promises with the PI7, its latest pair of TWS earbuds; PI5 available as a cheaper alternative

The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 should be a true alternative to the AirPods Pro, with 9.2 mm drivers, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support and the ability to maintain a 24-bit/48 kHz connection. The PI7 supports wireless charging and Audio Ret...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:10:00 +0200
The new OnePlus Gaming Triggers are targeted at Battle Royale gamers. (Image: OnePlus)

New OnePlus Gaming Triggers aim to give Battle Royale gamers a edge

OnePlus has launched a surprise gaming accessory compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones. The new Gaming Triggers have been designed to give a more tactile experience, and an advantage, when playing Battle Royale-styl...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:01:00 +0200
MSI Summit E13 Flip EVO.

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo: Perfection in every detail for your business success

Aiming for the Summit. MSI, a leader in gaming and business notebooks, is now focusing on business convertibles with high-end specifications. The result of this approach is the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo. In this article, we take a look at the Summit E13 Flip Evo and see how it can help accelerate your business productivity. (Sponsored article.)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 11:20:00 +0200
MIUI 12.1.5 on Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro details April 2021 update (Source: Own)

Android 11-based MIUI 12.1.5 hits the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and most bugs are now gone

After a buggy update from Android 10 to Android 11, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro finally gets things right. The MIUI 12.1.5 update that includes last month's security patch feels snappier and some of the most annoying issues of its prede...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:40:00 +0200
The forthcoming Google Pixel 5a 5G will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G. (Image: Google)

Google Pixel 5a 5G set for the same Snapdragon 765G SoC found in the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G

Google’s forthcoming Pixel 5a 5G looks set to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. This is the same mid-range SoC found in its current flagship, the Pixel 5 and would mark a significant upgrade for this product line.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:08:00 +0200
Eve claims that its Spectrum gaming monitor now supports HDMI 2.1. (Image via Eve)

Eve shows off HDMI 2.1 working on Spectrum monitor in new video, gives update on Spectrum testing and development

In a new video posted earlier today, Eve claims that HDMI 2.1 on its Spectrum gaming monitor is now working. The video shows Spectrum connected to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 via an HDMI cable and running at 3840x2160 at 144 Hz, wh...
Sam Medley, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 05:59:00 +0200
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Nextpit Germany: Samsung Galaxy A32 5G Solide Mittelklasse mit 4 Jahren Update-Garantie, PocketPC: Verbesserungen im Detail, Hasselblad-Kamera überzeugt, Allround-PC.com: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Seoul, wir haben ein Problem, Heute: Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Tiefer Preis, hohe Leistung, Curved: Xiaomi Mi 11 Film-Regisseur für die Hosentasche , Nextpit Germany: Motorola Moto G10 Der Preis-Leistungs-König wurde gestürzt, Neowin: HP Envy 14 unboxing and first impressions, Laptop Media: Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options, WinFuture: Sehr leicht trotz großen Displays, Chinahandys.net: F150 B2021, Techaeris: LG gram for business review: A super-light business laptop with plenty of screen, Laptop Media: Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 review – full Tiger Lake power with surprisingly bad iGPU performance, T3: Acer Chromebook 311 review: Basic but bombproof computing, PC Mag: Asus VivoBook 11 (L203), Techradar: HP Spectre x360 (2021) review, PC Mag: HP Spectre x360 13 (2021), Business Standard: Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Worthy all-round 4G smartphone in Indian context, NDTV Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy F62 Review: End of the Line for the Galaxy M51?, Sam Mobile: Samsung Galaxy F62 review: Another knockout mid-range Galaxy smartphone, Phone Arena: Samsung Galaxy A72 5G preview, Exhibit.tech: Samsung F62 Review: Shoots Fast And Lasts Longer, The Indian Express: Samsung Galaxy F62 review: A superb smartphone for the price, The Indian Express: Motorola Moto E7 Power review: Acceptable performance at budget price, The Indian Express: Samsung Galaxy F62 review: A superb smartphone for the price, Exhibit.tech: Moto E7 Power review: Power on a budget, Tech PP: Samsung Galaxy F62 Review: A Heavyweight in the Mid-Segment!, NDTV Gadgets: Moto E7 Power First Impressions: Focusing on the Basics, India Today: Motorola Moto E7 Power review: Decent entry-level device, The Times of India: Samsung Galaxy F62 first impressions: A little bit of everything, Think Digit: Samsung Galaxy F62 Review, NDTV Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy F62 First Impressions, Phone Arena: Samsung Galaxy A52 5G preview, Laptop Mag: HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8 hands-on review, CNet: CES 2021: Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 i laptop has a useful E Ink display on its lid, Ultrabook Review: 2021 Lenovo Legion Slim 7 updated to Ryzen 9 5000 and RTX 3000 hardware, T3: Acer Nitro 5 review (AN517-51-77QV): a gaming laptop for the rest of us, Igeekphone: Motorola Edge S Review: Snapdragon 870, Mid-Range Killer?, Techradar: HP ZBook Studio G7 review, PC Mag: Asus ROG Zephyrus S15, Laptop Ninja: Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-56VK 15.6-Inch, Laptop Media: Dell Latitude 14 5411 review – a reasonably well-performing business notebook, Laptop Media: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 review – brings performance to the table, but lacks in other areas, T3: Acer Chromebook 315 review: should you buy this budget Chromebook?, T3: HP Pavilion 14 review: is this popular mid-range laptop a good buy?, Ultrabook Review: Chuwi HeroLook Pro+ – lightweight sub $300 budget laptop with 13″ 3K screen, Android Guys: Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen) review, Phone World: Vivo Y51s Review- A Stylish Phone with Amazing Specs
Alienware m17 R4

The new Alienware m17 R4 suffers under its fast hardware

The Alienware m17 R4 is a high-end gaming laptop in a class of its own. The 17-incher achieves top rates in terms of graphics performance in the test, but it also has to struggle with extremely high temperatures.
Marius Schell, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
All of Fitbit's current devices, bar the Ace 3, now support stress management. (Image source: Fitbit)

Fitbit brings its stress management feature set to all its fitness trackers and smartwatches

Fitbit has announced that all current fitness tracker and smartwatches now support stress management. Previously, Fitbit reserved the functionality for the Luxe and the Sense.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:21:00 +0200
The 8 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

Deal | Grab a OnePlus 8 Pro for US$599

OnePlus is holding a Spring sale event on its US webstore from April 21 (today) to 27, 2021. It involves a limited-time offer on the 8 Pro, the OEM's 2020 flagship smartphone. It can be had for as little as US$599 during this prom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:19:00 +0200
A new version of the Galaxy S20 FE is coming. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung makes a new version of the Galaxy S20 FE 4G official

The popular Fan Edition (FE) variant of the Galaxy S20 series launched with 2 versions: one that is 4G-only with the Exynos 990 SoC and one with 5G and the Snapdragon 865. However, Samsung has now revealed that it will release the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 22:35:00 +0200
Apple's XDR technology stands for

Chances of Apple M1X-powered MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 laptops receiving Mini LED screens increased by M1 iPad Pro reveal

The revelation of the 2021 Apple iPad Pro with Mini LED screen has apparently increased the chances of a MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 being fitted with similar panel technology. The 2021 MacBook Pro laptops could star with XD...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:20:00 +0200
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet review: The 11.5-inch premium tablet also positions itself as a laptop replacement

86% Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet review: The 11.5-inch premium tablet also positions itself as a laptop replacement

Striving to meet professional demands. An 11.5-inch OLED panel with Dolby Vision, four Dolby Atmos speakers, and a metal chassis - the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro targets high-end tablets like the Apple iPad Pro 11. On top of that, it aims to be a laptop replacement. A Windows-like mode is even available for this. We take a closer look at the all-rounder here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 11.50" | 485 g
Manuel Masiero, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:15:00 +0200
The Gigabyte G24F and M28U look similar, but only the latter has HDMI 2.1 ports. (Image source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte launches the G24F and M28U gaming monitors with high-refresh-rates, low response times and plenty of ports

The Gigabyte G24F and M28U are two new high-refresh-rate gaming monitors. The pair have low response times and USB hubs too, although only the M28U possesses HDMI 2.1 ports and a KVM switch.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:20:00 +0200
Oppo promises 'Super Performance' with the K9. (Image source: Oppo)

Oppo reveals the K9 with 'Super Performance' and a 64 MP camera

Oppo has revealed the K9, a smartphone it claims will deliver 'Super Performance'. The Oppo K9 will launch on May 6 with a 64 MP primary camera and a slim design.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:11:00 +0200
The Ultenic U10 is a budget, yet versatile, cordless vacuum. (Image source: Ultenic)

Ultenic U10: Cordless vacuum with up 23,000 Pa of suction power launches for US$189

The Ultenic U10 enters a saturated market, but the company hopes to set its vacuum apart with its 'infrared dust detection technology', HEPA Filtration System and its 23,000 Pa of suction power. The U10 retails for US$189, but Ult...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0200
Neither the Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 nor the Acer EI491CRG9 are DisplayHDR 2000 certified. (Image source: Samsung)

VESA rebukes Acer and Samsung's claims of producing DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors

Acer and Samsung may claim to have produced DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors, but VESA thinks otherwise. In fact, VESA has not even created a DisplayHDR 2000 tier and believes that both companies are acting deceptively.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:57:00 +0200
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will launch on April 27. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms MediaTek Dimensity 1200 for the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition and a gamer-focused design ahead of April 27 launch

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will feature a MediaTek Dimensity 1200, an SoC that should compete with the Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K40. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will have some exclusive features tho...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 15:53:00 +0200
The Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 will probably look similar, Watch 3 pictured. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 battery information detailed in new leak

A report from South Korea has provided new information about the battery capacity of Samsung's next flagship smartwatches. Apparently, Samsung will release the Galaxy Watch 4 in 41 mm and 45 mm sizes, just as it did with last year...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:55:00 +0200
The 'chin' of the new iMac contains the Apple M1 chip and logic board. (Image: @fiyin/Apple)

New iMac innards revealed by engineer showing the 'chin' to contain the M1 logic board

The all-new Apple iMac has launched in multiple colors as had been expected. However, instead of being an all-screen device as some had predicted, it includes the trademark iMac ‘chin’ of old. Now, an Apple engineer has revealed t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:23:00 +0200
Discord has ended its Microsoft merger talks. (Source: Discord)

Discord drops its acquisition talks with Microsoft

The impending spectre of a Discord that had merged with Microsoft is now off the table, as the chat-service company has now reportedly lost interest in striking such a deal with the Redmond giant. According to the latest rumors, i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 14:01:00 +0200
The Legion Phone Duel 2. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo now offers an extended warranty for its 2021 Legion gaming phone

The Legion Phone Duel 2 (or 2 Pro) launched with one of the most innovative and landscape-oriented designs of any Android device in 2021 thus far. Unfortunately, this also made it one of the most fragile phones this year. The OEM ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:53:00 +0200
AMD is paving the way to complete cross-platform support for the RDNA2 FidelityFX suite. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD enables certain RDNA2 FidelityFX features on Xbox Series X/S, nothing for PS5 yet

Game developers can now add image quality and graphics performance enhancing features like Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), Variable Shading, and ray-traced shadow Denoising for the Xbox Series X/S. AMD's plan to transform the ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:51:00 +0200
The Sony WH-1000XMA is now available in a limited edition Silent White color. (Image: Sony)

Sony rolls out its popular WH-1000XM4 in a new limited edition white color

Sony has announced a new limited edition white model of its popular WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones. The new model is available for pre-order now and will be released in June.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 13:41:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

87% Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 smartphone review - Active cooling for fast gaming

Better gamble. Only a few months after our review of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, the successor is already available and it sounds like a real upgrade: More power, more gaming features, active cooling, new design. So, a real feast for gamers?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.92" | 259 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:46:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini are now available in a purple color option. (Image Source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini signal the onset of spring with a new purple color option, pre-orders begin this Friday

Apple has introduced a new purple color variant of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. The specifications of the devices remain the same as before, but Apple said that it has ensured that the frame and back panel are perfectly color...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:53:00 +0200
UGREEN Apple accessories discounted until mid-May (Source: UGREEN)

Deal | UGREEN cuts prices of Apple accessories by 20 percent

The discount code for use in the UGREEN official store cuts the prices of eligible products by 20 percent and will be valid until mid-May. The list of discounted accessories includes chargers, power banks, USB hubs, adapters, cabl...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:49:00 +0200
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 update is now live. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 21.4.1 brings a host of new functionality and quality-of-life upgrades but with a few caveats

AMD has updated its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition to version 21.4.1 bringing a host of new features and enhancements. The new version offers an updated AMD Link service that can now stream to Windows 10 PCs in addition to mobi...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:05:00 +0200
You will need more than just another CR2032 battery when replacing the CMOS on a PlayStation 5. (Image source: Charles Sims)

The PlayStation 5 requires a functional CMOS battery to work properly, but Sony has also made the 3V cell a mission to replace

It is now clear that the PlayStation 4 will become e-waste if its CMOS battery dies and Sony disables PSN access. However, a new analysis shows that the same applies to the PlayStation 5, for some inexplicable reason.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 01:02:00 +0200
The ZM09, a smartwatch that can also measure body temperature. (Image source: Bakeey)

ZM09: A budget smartwatch that is IP68 certified and that can measure body temperature

The Bakeey ZM09 is a new and affordable smartwatch that retails for just US$25.99. However, the smartwatch is IP68 certified, has a large touchscreen and even a temperature sensor.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:49:00 +0200
Future Huawei smartwatches may be able to measure blood sugar, blood pressure and take ECGs. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei is looking to bring ECG, non-invasive blood sugar and blood pressure capabilities to future Watch GT smartwatches

Huawei's Director Xu Wenwei has announced that the company is developing several noteworthy health features for future smartwatches. Apparently, Huawei is testing background blood sugar and blood pressure monitors, along with sens...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:43:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL

83% Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 Laptop review: Affordable Tiger Lake laptop

Good maintenance options. With the ThinkBook 15, Lenovo already presented a solid work device one year ago. Now the second generation of the office laptops also wants to convince in everyday operation with many equipment options and Tiger Lake CPUs. Our review clarifies how well it succeeds in this.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:48:00 +0200
New premium Apple podcasts are coming. (Source: Apple)

Apple Podcasts Subscriptions: a new marketplace for creators available from May 2021

Apple's Podcasts app will soon spawn a new wave of titles, to be published by new partner brands such as the Washington Post and Sony Music and also by independent creators. These new streams will require monthly or yearly fees, f...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:22:00 +0200
A laptop with 130 W GeForce RTX 3070 graphics can be 15 to 30 percent faster than the 95 W version

The 130 W GeForce RTX 3070 MSI GP66 can be 15 to 30 percent faster than the 95 W version

To the surprise of no one, going for the thinner and lighter GS66 with GeForce RTX 3070 graphics will mean accepting a cut in performance when compared to the thicker GP66 equipped with the same GPU.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:18:00 +0200
Apple launches a new Card service. (Source: Apple)

The Apple Card gets new Family services for credit- and payments-sharing

Apple Card Family is the latest form of financial service created by the Cupertino-based OEM. It allows 2 users to share the same credit-card as issued by the company, or for parents to share such a card with children above a cert...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:44:00 +0200
Apple's new object tracker, the AirTag, is now official

Apple AirTag will let you find your lost keys for US$29 a pop

Apple's new NFC, Bluetooth and UWB-powered object tracker called is finally here. Users can attach an AirTag to a bevy of household objects and track it via the Find My app. A single AirTag costs US$29, while a pack of four retail...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:43:00 +0200
The new 24-inch Apple iMac features the M1 chip and an actual display diagonal size of 23.5 inches. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple launches 24-inch M1 iMac in a rainbow of color choices with 7-core or 8-core GPU availability and two Thunderbolt ports onboard

Apple has launched a redesigned iMac featuring its M1 Silicon and a range of bright colors. The 24-inch iMac joins the MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini to officially become an M1 Mac. Prices start at US$1,299 for the 2021...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:29:00 +0200
The new iPad Pro variants are finally here

New iPad Pro unveiled with an M1 chip, mini LED screen, up to 2TB of storage, and more

Apple's new 12.9-inch and 11-inch models are finally here. They are the first Apple tablets to run an M1 chip and offer 5G functionality. The 12.9-inch model also packs a Liquid Retina XDR display. Prices start at US$799 for the 1...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:56:00 +0200
The new Apple TV 4K is here. (Source: Apple)

Apple's TV 4K gets an A12 Bionic-powered upgrade with a new intuitive remote

Apple has finally updated its 4K TV box as part of its April 20, 2021 hardware event. This new model is powered by the same A12 Bionic processor found in ex-flagship iPhones. It can also balance the colors of the screen to which i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0200
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 gets a new system update

Latest Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 software update adds a host of QoL improvements

The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is all set to receive a new software update on April 21. It updates the watch's security patch to March 2021, improves the Snapdragon Wear 4100's performance, and more. The rollout will be staged, so only...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:08:00 +0200
Samsung's OLED TV lineup is making a comeback this year. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung files for Diamond OLED patent in the UK

It is unclear what this new Diamond OLED trademark refers to since there are so many devices mentioned in the patent. The two best guesses would be TV screens for the upcoming QD-OLED models launching in the second half of 2021 or...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:46:00 +0200
The Mi TV EA 2022 series will be available in seven sizes. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi presents the Mi TV EA series in seven sizes ranging from 32-inches to 75-inches

Xiaomi has unveiled seven TVs for 2022, although it will begin selling them on April 25. The Mi TV EA series starts at CNY 999 (~US$153) for the 32-inch model and is also available in 40-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch an...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
The 6.1-inch Sony Xperia 5 III has been spotted on Geekbench 5. (Image source: Sony/Geekbench - edited)

Sony Xperia 5 III with Snapdragon 888 produces +11% single-core gains over the Galaxy S21+ on Geekbench and condemns the Xperia 5 II to the also-rans pile

A recent Geekbench 5 record has been dug up for the Sony Xperia 5 III that shows the Snapdragon 888-powered compact-ish smartphone producing very healthy results, especially over its Xperia 5 II predecessor. The Xperia 5 III outgu...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:41:00 +0200
The Model B is one of two Quartz64 SBCs that PINE64 plans to release. (Image source: PINE64)

PINE64 introduces the Quartz64 Model B, a new alternative to the Raspberry Pi

PINE64 has revealed the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer that the company teased earlier this year. The Model B uses a Rockchip RK3566 SoC that features ARM Cortex-A55 cores and is configurable with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 R...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:32:00 +0200
MediaTek will have its 4nm SoC ready before Qualcomm

MediaTek could unveil its first 4nm chipset by Q4 2021: Report

Digital Chat Station and multiple news agencies report that MediaTek could launch its first 4nm chipset by the end of the year or in Q4, 2021. OEMs such as Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi have already expressed interest in the hardware. ...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:28:00 +0200
Android 12 may automatically hibernate unused apps, freeing up phone storage. (Image via Android w/ edits)

Android 12 includes auto-hibernate feature for unused apps

XDA Developers discovered a new app auto-hibernate feature that automatically deletes temporary files and cached storage for unused apps. The feature also retains the auto-revoke functions of Android 11, which automatically revoke...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:11:00 +0200
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
Redaktion, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:04:03 +0200
Realme hypes the Q3 ahead of its launch. (Source: Weibo)

The Realme Q3 series is confirmed to launch on April 22, 2021

Realme has announced that the Q3 smartphone (or possibly smartphones) will debut on April 22, 2021. The line has also been confirmed to be the OEM's first to feature the new MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC. Their maker has also strong...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:56:00 +0200
Sigao Model B is not as compact as Intel's NUC mini PCs, but it is still small enough. (Image Source: Atlast!)

Atlast! Solutions presents silent mini PC powered by Intel's 10-core i9-10900T CPUs

Unlike the usual fanless mini PCs that are restricted to ULV processors, the Atlast! Sigao Model B includes a desktop-grade Intel Core i9-10900T CPU coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and NVMe storage solutions like Samsung...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:55:00 +0200
Gamers will still be able to buy PS3 and PS Vita games through e-commerce channels for the time being. (Image via Sony)

Sony reverses course, will keep PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita open

Despite an announcement last month that commerce functions would cease on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PS Vita this summer, Sony has reversed course and will keep the PS3 and PS Vita's respective PlayStation Stores...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:35:00 +0200
The Galazy Z Fold2. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | The Galaxy Z Fold series will have an IP rating for the first time in 2021

According to a new leak, the Galaxy Z Fold3 has obtained an actual certification for ingress-protection. The new tip fails to mention the exact IPxx number in question; nevertheless, it will still be the first time a foldable phon...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:21:00 +0200
Sony is highlighting the deep involvement of its Alpha camera engineers on the Xperia 1 III. (Image: Sony)

Sony Alpha camera engineers explain what sets apart the cameras on the Xperia 1 III in new video

Sony’s promotional efforts for the upcoming release of its Xperia 1 III flagship smartphone is now in full swing. The company has published a new video to YouTube depicting its Alpha camera engineers discussing how they developed ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:47:00 +0200
EPOS H3 closed acoustic gaming headset in white (Source: EPOS)

EPOS launches the H3 closed acoustic gaming headset

Described as "the best all-round quality gaming headset," the new EPOS H3 is a closed acoustic gaming headset that targets PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox gamers. Its highlights include a sound pre...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:22:00 +0200
For under 280 Euros (~$336), the Redmi Note 10 Pro offers a 120 Hz OLED panel, stereo speakers, and a 108 MP camera.

Review verdict on the Redmi Note 10 Pro: The smartphone's overall package is hard to beat

With the Redmi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi has managed to create an all-around successful mid-range phone with a focus on the display. The mid-range competition will have a hard time beating this package of features at an MSRP of less tha...
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:35:00 +0200
MSI is running a Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics (Source: MSI)

Deal | MSI is running a 10th gen Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics

With Intel 11th gen right around the corner, these 10th gen models will need to go. MSI is cutting 12 percent to 27 percent off MSRP depending on the model all equipped with Comet Lake Core U-series or H-series CPUs.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:01:00 +0200
Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
The new Arctic Camo headset. (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach announces a new, Arctic Camo version of its Recon 70 gaming headset

The multi-platform Recon 70 is the best headset option available for around US$40, according to its maker Turtle Beach at least. The company also offers a steadily-growing range of different colors and styles for the 70, the lates...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:28:00 +0200
A new Full Array LED. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases its 2021 BRAVIA XR TV line-up

Sony has announced pricing and availability for its 2021 TVs. They include the BRAVIA XR MASTER Series A90J, which, as the OEM asserts, integrates its best OLED panel to date. It also has new LED models with 4K and 8K options, inc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:44:00 +0200
An ASUS laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card has shown up online

ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop spotted online with a Tiger Lake-H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 has been listed on Amazon Italy with an Nvidia RTX 3050 mobile graphics card with 4GB of VRAM. It is coupled with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, a 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz screen, 8GB RAM and 512GB stora...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
Asus Xe DG1 is about as fast as a Radeon RX 550 in Basemark GPU Vulkan test. (Image Source: Intel)

First Asus Xe DG1 benchmark puts it within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550

A Basemark GPU Vulkan run of the Asus Xe DG1 GPU shows that it is within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550. This is the first benchmark to be discovered after the card was officially announced earlier this year. Th...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:46:00 +0200
The mysterious Xperia could be a successor to the Sony Xperia L4 (L) or even Xperia XA2 Ultra (R). (Image source: Sony/FacultyFocus - edited)

A new budget Sony Xperia smartphone or a return for Ultra handsets could be on the cards

Another Sony Xperia smartphone could be in the pipeline for a 2021 release, with a noted leaker hinting at a further device launch for later in the year. A single letter mentioned by the tipster has created speculation that either...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200

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