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Jan 21
The GPD Win 3 is two times more expensive than a Playstation 5. Is it really worth it?

The GPD Win 3 is two times more expensive than a Playstation 5. Is it really worth it?

Users who don't plan on exploiting the Thunderbolt 4 port of the Win 3 will be missing out on the single most important feature of the handheld as it is the secret to turning the system into a full-fledged docked Core i7 laptop PC.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 5.50" | 553 g
Allen Ngo, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:57:00 +0100
The iPad mini 6 looks a lot like the iPad Pro series. (Image source: Pigtou & @xleaks7)

iPad mini 6 renders showcase Apple's next budget tablet with a punch-hole camera

The sixth-generation iPad mini has been rumoured for a while now, which is unsurprising considering Apple released the iPad mini 5 in March 2019. New CAD renders have provided a detailed look at the iPad mini 6 though, and its design is a departure from its predecessor.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:20:00 +0100
The MINISFORUM UM250 offers a Ryzen 5 APU and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. (Image source: MINISFORUM)

MINISFORUM UM250: A Ryzen 5 powered mini-PC that costs US$299

With the UM250, MINISFORUM has launched another mini-PC that packs an AMD Ryzen APU in a compact chassis. The UM250 combines a Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U APU with up to 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The machine starts at US$299 as a barebones PC though, allowing you to equip it with up to 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of M.2 2280 storage.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:08:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy M62 will run the same chipset as the Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy M62 shows up on Geekbench running an Exynos 9825

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M62 smartphone just showed up on Geekbench. It appears to be running an Exynos 9825, the same chipset that powered the Galaxy Note 10 series. The smartphone managed to net a single-core score of 786 and a multi-core score of 1,995.
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:02:00 +0100
The ZimaBoard comes with up to an Intel Celeron N3450 processor. (Image source: IceWhale Technology)

ZimaBoard: Single-board server for creators raises over US$100,000 in crowdfunding support

The ZimaBoard has taken Kickstarter by storm, with people pledging close to US$125,000 in support after less than one week. Two versions of the ZimaBoard are available to order, separated by the CPU, RAM and onboard storage with which they have been equipped. Both ZimaBoard models should begin shipping in July 2021.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:02:00 +0100
The Shuttle XPC DA320 can be purchased as a complete system. (Image source: Shuttle)

The Shuttle XPC DA320 fits 65 W Socket AM4 processors in a 1.35 litre case

Shuttle's latest mini-PC has a 1.35 litre case, but it can still accommodate 65 W Socket AM4 processors. The XPC DA320 has dual-channel SODIMM RAM too and can power three displays at 4K.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:55:00 +0100
The EliteMini X400 starts at US$629 if bought from MINISFORUM directly. (Image source: MINISFORUM)

MINISFORUM EliteMini X400: Mini-PC is now orderable with up to an AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G and 16 GB of RAM

Shipping in February, the EliteMini X400 offers Renoir APUs and up to 16 GB of RAM in a compact chassis. The machine comes with a choice of Renoir APUs from the Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G. All SKUs come with a minimum of 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of M.2 storage.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:50:00 +0100
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro New Year Edition retails for ~US$369 in China. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei rolls out optimisations for the Watch GT 2 Pro following the release of stylish New Year Edition model

Huawei has updated the Watch GT 2 Pro once again, this time with general system stability improvements. The update follows the release of the New Year Edition that Huawei announced last week. There is a New Year Edition of the Watch Fit, too.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:45:00 +0100
These RTX 3060 Ti cards by MSI may soon be joined MINER-branded SKUs. (Image source: MSI)

MSI registers GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MINER cards with the EEC for GPU mining

It has not been long since NVIDIA proclaimed that crypto miners were not a driving force behind stock shortages of the new GeForce RTX 30 series. However, it seems that MSI plans to launch GPU-mini specific cards under a MINER sub-brand. Currently, only MINER versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti have been certified with the EEC in Russia.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:33:00 +0100
Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, GeForce MX350 GPU, and 256 GB SSD is down to $599 USD (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | Asus ZenBook 14 with Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, GeForce MX350 GPU, and 256 GB SSD is down to $599 USD

Expect a deluge of sales on 2020 AMD laptops now that retailers are preparing to stock up on Zen 3 replacements. The Asus ZenBook 14 is a flagship Ultrabook offering with both AMD and Nvidia parts for a low-moderate price.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 21 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0100
Jan 20
A Find X3 Pro render. (Source: Voice)

The OPPO Find X3 Pro might launch with a 4,400mAh battery, 65W charging and ColorOS 11.2

The OPPO CPH2173 is an upcoming device that has been spotted in several leaks over the last few weeks. Based on its alleged specs, it is likely to be a Find X3-series flagship. It has now been certified by the FCC and 3C authorities, showing that it has a dual-cell 2200mAh battery and what seems to be a new version of ColorOS.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:49:00 +0100
The new 870 EVO. (Source: Samsung)

The EVO 870 is Samsung's newest SATA SSD for personal storage

Samsung has announced the latest in its EVO series of SSDs. The OEM is pitching the 870 at users with network-attached servers (NASs) as well as consumer PCs. It is rated for top SATA read and write speeds and for 30% performance improvements over its predecessor.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:50:00 +0100
This Xiaomi smartphone would utilize a pop-up mirror and concealed camera system. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi's latest kooky patent employs less smoke and more mirrors to give a potential Mi Mix 4 the camera-free display and unblemished rear it deserves

A newly unearthed patent filed by Xiaomi has depicted a curious method for solving the issue of having camera sensors on the front and the rear of a smartphone. In this instance, Xiaomi has chosen a pop-up mechanism that features a “reflecting member”. Such a kooky contraption could end up being implemented with the long-awaited Mi Mix 4.
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:25:00 +0100
The International) DOTA2 championship could be held in New Zealand

Gabe Newell talks about bringing The International to New Zealand, upcoming single-player games, and more

Company founder and CEO Gabe Newell says that Valve is working on some single-player titles that will be announced later. He also talks about hosting The International DOTA2 championship in New Zealand, Valve Index shortages and the Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco.
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:16:00 +0100
The Sony Xperia 10 III comes with a 12 MP main camera sensor. (Image source: Voice/OnLeaks)

Sony Xperia 10 III revealed in all its old-fashioned glory: Naming scheme and design are immediately pilloried

Renders of the Sony Xperia 10 III smartphone have been shared online. The upcoming midrange device features a typical Xperia design that has already been met with some criticism. On top of that, commenters have also been ridiculing the naming scheme Sony has chosen for the Xperia 10 III. On the bright side, it comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:34:00 +0100
Rocket Lake-S is not looking particularly impressive against the AMD competition. (Image Source: TechnoSports)

Intel's i5-11400 6-core Rocket Lake-S CPU appears on Geekbench, lags behind similar AMD Ryzen 3000 / 5000 models

The Rocket Lake-S hexa-core is around 10% faster than the Comet Lake-S predecessor, and it almost matches the i7-8700K with considerably higher clocks, but it still lags behind the Ryzen 5 3600X in multi-core loads, while the Ryzen 5 5600X is on a completely different level with 31% higher multi-core results.
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:06:00 +0100
The Samsung Tab Active3 supports Samsung's S-Pen. Image via Samsung.

Samsung announces Tab Active3 ruggedized Android tablet with removable battery

Samsung's new Android 10 tablet, the Tab Active3, is a ruggedized 8-inch device with a user-removable battery, a FHD+ (1920x1200) touchscreen, S-Pen support, and support for wireless DeX.
Sam Medley, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:45:00 +0100
The Xperia 5 II is Sony's most-recent smartphone. (Image source: Sony)

The Sony Xperia 5 II joins the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 on Android 11

The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 were the first Sony smartphones to receive Android 11, but the Japanese company has now brought Google's latest OS to the Xperia 5 II. Sony is delivering Android 11 to the Xperia 5 II as a 709.7 MB download.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:32:00 +0100
Doogee X95 Pro to come with double the RAM and storage over previous model for just $20 USD more (Source: Doogee)

Doogee X95 Pro to come with MediaTek Helio A20 SoC and double the RAM and storage over previous model for just $20 USD more

Doogee says the smartphone can fully recharge in under 30 minutes. The X95 Pro is one of the least expensive models you can find to ship with pure Android 10.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:15:00 +0100
The Ryzen 7 5800G may be the most powerful Ryzen desktop APU hen it arrives later this year. (Image source: AMD)

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800G leaks with PCIe 3.0 support and a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU

The Ryzen 7 5800G is on its way, according to a GPU-Z validation. The Cezanne APU will feature a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU with 8 CUs, 512 stream processors and support for up to just PCIe 3.0.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:01:00 +0100
The GeForce RTX 2060 re-run will begin next month, according to Overclocking. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER are returning for a farewell tour

NVIDIA may have got stuck into the Ampere architecture over the last few months, but it is reputedly going to have another crack at releasing Turing cards. In fact, the company and board partners will re-release the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER for €300 and €400, respectively. If that is the case, then it would make the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER more expensive option than the GeForce RTX 3060.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:48:00 +0100
It seems the Capri Plus is a Moto G-series phone. (Source: TechnikNews)

The mysterious "Capri Plus" phone is identified as the Motorola Moto G30 in a new leak

Motorola has been linked to a new series of budget phones code-named "Capri" and "Capri Plus" as of late. The latter of these - also known as the XT-2129 - has been approved for launch by the Thai regulator NBTC. It has also let its product name slip: Moto G30. Therefore, this may be a G10 replacement, although its specs speak against that idea.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:14:00 +0100
Can Pei hype his new brand with this competition? (Source: Twitter)

Carl Pei announces his new brand's launch date, holds an M1 MacBook Air giveaway to celebrate

Carl Pei is well known as the co-founder of the successful smartphone brand OnePlus. However, he has since left this company with plans to start another. It will launch on January 27, 2021; in the meantime, Pei has tweeted that he is giving 10 MacBook Airs with the new M1 chipset away, presumably to drive hype for his own new products.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:17:00 +0100
The RTX 3060 may not arrive in a Founders Edition. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's sudden configuration change of the RTX 3060 GA106 GPU puts AiBs in a quandary, no Founders Edition being planned

A last-minute configuration change for the GA106 GPU seemed to have confused NVIDIA's add-in board (AiB) partners with respect to the RTX 3060's specifications, particularly the core clocks. We are also getting to know that the RTX 3060 may not arrive in a Founders Edition, and the render shown during NVIDIA's CES presentation was just a mockup.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:03:00 +0100
Intel at it again with Nvidia? (Image Source: WCCFTech)

Updated | Polish source claims Nvidia and Intel worked together to block the marketing of premium AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops with high-end GPUs in 2020, Nvidia officially denies involvement

Back in mid-2020, laptop OEMs explained that the inclusion of dGPUs more powerful than the RTX 2060 would not really make sense on Ryzen 4000H systems, as their performance would be limited by the 8x PCIe 3.0 lanes. However, the Ryzen 5000H systems still use only 8x PCIe 3.0 lanes, yet they come with up to an RTX 3080 dGPU option. Something is not adding up.
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:47:00 +0100
The Medium sports visuals tailored for next-gen platforms (Image source: Xbox)

Min-spec, 1080p/30 FPS with a GeForce GTX 1060: The Medium, first next-gen exclusive title on PC, has steep requirements

Bloober Team, developers of The Medium, the first next-gen exclusive title to release on PC, recently shared update minimum, recommended, and ray-tracing system requirements for the game. PC gamers will require a GeForce RTX 1060 for a min-spec experience, with the GeForce RTX 3080 recommended for ray-tracing.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:27:00 +0100
The Realme Race Pro will succeed the Realme X50 Pro as the company's flagship device. (Source: Realme)

Realme Race Pro set to do battle with the Mi 11 Pro: 160 Hz QHD+ OLED and 125 W charging to take center stage

Redmi rivals Realme is set to launch its first phone with a Snapdragon 888 in the near future. The device, said to be the Realme Race Pro, will feature impressive specifications, with the most notable being a supposed 160 Hz QHD+ OLED and outrageous 125 W fast-charging support, with a release that will see it do battle with the Mi 11 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:55:00 +0100
The AirPods Max are repairable by Apple's standards. (Image source: iFixit)

AirPods Max: Teardown reveals that Apple's premium headphones is surprisingly repairable

The teardown experts at iFixit have disassembled the AirPods Max, revealing the complexities of Apple's latest headphones in the process. The AirPods Max achieved a repairability score of 6 points, which is much higher than most Apple products, AirPods and AirPods Pro included. The AirPods Max has a more complex construction than the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose NC 700, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:32:00 +0100
The Galaxy Tab S7 is one of the first devices to receive One UI 3.1. (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S7: Samsung launches Android 11 with second-screen functionality courtesy of One UI 3.1 update

One UI 3.1 debuted on the Galaxy S21 series, and now it has reached Samsung's most-expensive set of tablets. One UI 3.1 for the Galaxy Tab S7 series comes with Android 11 and a host of improvements, including the option of using the tablet as a second screen for a laptop.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:19:00 +0100
Teased only last week, the LG Rollable may not launch this year as had been planned. (Image: LG)

LG seriously considering exiting the smartphone business, all options on the table

LG is considering exiting the smartphone business despite teasing new devices as recently as CES 2021 last week. The company’s CEO Kwon Bong-seok has informed staff that all options are currently on the table including exiting the market, a potential sale or downsizing.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:01:00 +0100
MediaTek has launched two new SoC, the Dimensity 1100, and Dimensity 1200

The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 are MediaTek's newest 6nm, 5G-ready chipsets featuring Cortex-A78 cores

MediaTek has launched two new Dimensity-branded chipsets, the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. The former is MediaTek's latest ARM Cortex-A78-powered flagship offering which performs on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, while the latter is a slightly more scaled-down version. The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is expected to debut alongside a Realme smartphone soon.
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:22:00 +0100
Popular smartphone game Cut the Rope has be reimagined for the WOWCube. (Image: CubiOs Inc)

WOWCube reimagines the Rubik's cube as a digital gaming device, more

CubiOs Inc. is on the cusp of launching one of the most interesting gaming systems we’ve seen. The WOWCube is in some ways a digitalized take on the famous Rubik’s cube on the surface, but beneath its eight distinct surfaces lies a lot of clever technology and software.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:47:00 +0100
HP Chromebook 11 G9 Education Edition now comes with MediaTek and Celeron options (Source: HP)

Intel or MediaTek? HP Chromebook 11 G9 Education Edition lets users decide

The latest 11.6-inch HP Chromebooks will have both Intel and MediaTek options. Users who favor battery life will prefer the latter while the former will excel in performance and ports.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 08:31:00 +0100
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 owners should update their BIOS or face immense performance deficits (Source: HP)

HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 owners should update their BIOS or face immense performance deficits

Users who don't update might get a fancy 10th gen Xeon or Core i9 CPU running slower than a cheaper 9th gen Core i7-9750H. Luckily, all it takes is a quick download from HP to fix the issue.
Intel Xeon W-10885M | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 03:46:00 +0100
EasySMX keyboard offers per-key RGB lighting, mechanical switches, wireless connectivity, and a minimalist design for just under $55 USD (Source: EasySMX)

Deal | EasySMX GK82 keyboard offers per-key RGB lighting, mechanical switches, wireless connectivity, and a minimalist design for just under $55 USD

Get brand name features without overpaying for the name. The EasySMX may not have everything, but its core experience is solid and reliable.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 02:01:00 +0100
All these "Best of CES 2021" awards are absolutely pointless (Image source: Indianaexpress)

All these "Best of CES 2021" awards are absolutely pointless

You can't call something "the best laptop in show" when you never actually went hands-on with any of them. These "awards" for CES 2021 are nothing more than lists and opinions based entirely off of manufacturer pictures and videos rather than the editors' hands-on experiences that they are supposed to represent.
Column by Allen Ngo, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:54:00 +0100
The AOC AG323QCX2 offers a refresh rate of 155 Hz and a peak resolution of 1440p. (Image source: AOC)

The AOC AG323QCX2 curved gaming monitor promises a 1440p resolution, a 155 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy

AOC has introduced its latest curved gaming monitor, which supports high refresh rates and a peak resolution of 1440p. The AG323QCX2 offers a 1500R curvature and is VESA HDR400 certified.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:18:00 +0100
The LG V60 ThinQ is yet to receive an OS update. (Image source: LG)

The LG V60 ThinQ is on the verge of receiving Android 11 for the first time

According to a T-Mobile representative, the LG V60 ThinQ should start to see Android 11 within a few days. The publication of the Android 11 kernel source code for the Verizon model points to a wider OS upgrade being on the cards, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:07:00 +0100
The ROG Zephyrus G14 will soon be available with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HS and a GeForce RTX 3060. (Image source: ASUS)

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 outed with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-P and a 120 Hz QHD display; European price and availability revealed too

The ROG Zephyrus G14 will soon be available with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-P, according to ASUS and two European retailers. Top-end SKUs will retail for as much as €2,299 and should start shipping by early February. There will be a Ryzen 7 5800HS and GeForce GTX 1650 edition, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:01:00 +0100
Jan 19
The Mi 11 takes the iQOO 7 on during an online test. (Source: YouTube)

A Xiaomi Mi 11 vs. iQOO 7 benchmarking video may be an early hint of overheating issues with the Snapdragon 888 SoC

The Snapdragon 888 is Qualcomm's latest flagship-grade mobile processor, and as such is only available in a tiny handful of phones to date. The first 2 of these, the iQOO 7 and Xiaomi Mi 11, have already exhibited thermal-management problems while in the hands of a reviewer. Hopefully, this is not a sign of things to come for the rest of 2021.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:57:00 +0100
The Alder Lake series will support PCI Express 5.0. (Image source: Intel/Mr Gadget)

16-core Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processor's SiSoftware entry reveals specs, Xe Gen 12.2 iGPU details, 30 MB L3 cache, and DDR5 memory support

A 16-core Alder Lake-S processor from Intel has been spotted revealing some of its secrets on the SiSoftware database. Along with once again confirming support for DDR5 memory, the listing gave some details about the Xe Gen 12.2 iGPU and revealed a 30 MB L3 cache. Clock rates were measured at 1.8 GHz to 4.0 GHz.
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:34:00 +0100
The Galaxy S21 without its rear panel. (Source: YouTube)

An initial Samsung Galaxy S21 teardown hints at the future of reparability for its new flagship series

The first Galaxy S21 disassembly video has arrived on YouTube, courtesy of the channel P3K. It suggests that repairing this base-model smartphone might not be too difficult, even though Samsung makes it look that way with its new rear panel. The device's thermal management system is also on show in this post.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:02:00 +0100
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ costs from US$899.99. (Image source: Microsoft/Intel - edited)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Intel Core i7-1165G7 shows potential casual gaming chops as Iris Xe iGPU easily outguns Nvidia GeForce MX350 dGPU and AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 in OpenCL

The new Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ has made a couple of appearances on Geekbench that point to the convertible laptop being ideal for some light gaming sessions. The Iris Xe iGPU in the Surface Pro 7+ device’s Intel Core i7-1165G7 managed to outscore both the Nvidia GeForce MX350 dGPU and AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000 class).
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:48:00 +0100
The next iPad Pros be difficult to tell apart from their predecessors. (Image source: @xleaks7 & Pigtou)

Apple iPad Pro 2021 renders showcase new 11-inch and 12.9-inch models

CAD models of two new iPad Pro models have leaked, offering a detailed look at Apple's upcoming tablets. Apple will stick with 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes for the next iPad Pro, but little will separate them from the looks of last year's tablets.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:16:00 +0100
The Vivo X60 Pro+ trailer. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | Vivo will launch its first tablet alongside the X60 Pro+

The X60 Pro+ is a Snapdragon 888-powered variant of Vivo's latest flagship smartphone series. The OEM has confirmed that it will debut tomorrow (January 21, 2021) in China. A tech blog in the same country now claims that its first-ever tablet might be unveiled alongside it.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:56:00 +0100
This service can still be had for free for a while longer. (Source: Apple)

Apple offers yet more free TV+ access to existing customers

Apple's TV+ is its answer to other streaming platforms such as Netflix. One year's worth of free access to the service was bundled with compatible hardware bought at its September 2019 launch. That offer was then extended so as to end in February 2021 - however, the OEM has now prolonged it again until July.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:55:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Poco M3 starts from 150 Euros (~$181) and is available in three case colors.

Xiaomi Poco M3: An overview of the test results

Officially, the Xiaomi Poco M3 is available at a purchase price of only 150 Euros (~$181), which makes it one of the currently most affordable smartphones. Despite the mini budget, the 6.53-inch Android smartphone offers a lot of value. One of the main draws is the battery, which is very large, offering a capacity of 6000 mAh.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.53" | 198 g
Manuel Masiero, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:48:00 +0100
Judging by the performance figures provided by Tianshu Zhixin, the Big Island GPU seems like a good alternative to Nvidia's and AMD's similar products (Image Source: Tianshu Zhixin)

China presents its first competitive 7 nm data center GPU

China's progress with the home-grown CPUs and GPUs is relentless. The new Big Island general purpose GPUs produced by Tianshu Zhixin are able to take advantage of TSMC's 7 nm tech and provide a competitive price/performance ratio. Internal benchmarks reveal that the Big Island GPUs are not yet on par with Nvidia's A100 or AMD's Instinct MI100, but the progress is remarkable.
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0100
Acer TravelMate Spin B3 convertible for classroom use (Source: Acer)

Acer TravelMate Spin B3 coming in April, US$330 starting price and low-power Intel processors in tow

With up to 12 hours of battery life and a MIL-STD 810H-certified rugged design, the Acer TravelMate Spin B3 convertible promises to deliver all that classroom use requires. This Windows 10-powered portable will hit China in February, EMEA in Q2, and North America in April, with prices starting at US$329.99.
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:37:00 +0100
Honor smartphones with Google services will be launched soon

Report suggests that Honor smartphones with Google Mobile Services are coming this spring

A company insider has told a Russian news outlet that Honor is bringing GMS (Google Mobile Services) to its upcoming smartphones. However, it'll be a while before we see them in action, as they are slated to be launched this spring. It should help Honor regain some of the ground it lost over the past two years due to the lack of GMS on its devices.
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:53:00 +0100

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