News RSS Feed The last 50 news articles on laptops and related technology from EN News RSS Feed Notebookcheck Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:58:42 +0100 <![CDATA[Samsung Odyssey G32A gaming monitor now 25% off on Amazon]]> Deal | With highlights like 1 ms response time, 165 Hz refresh, AMD FreeSync Premium, as well as Eye Saver Mode, the 32-inch Samsung Odyssey G32A gaming monitor has a list price of US$329.99. Now, both Amazon and Samsung US have it on sale with similar discounts that push the price below the US$250 mark. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 16:35:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Codrut Nistor <![CDATA[Chatreey readies console-size G2 mini PC with Intel i9-12900H processor and RTX 3050 dGPU]]> Resembling a mini PS5, the Chatreey G2 can be configured with i7-12700H or i9-12900H processors and an RTX 3050 dGPU, plus up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 4 TB of storage. Prices range between US$687 and US$1,194. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:54:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[Google Fast Pair for smartphones discovered to simplify Galaxy S23 and Pixel 7 series set-ups]]> The Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra should be the first smartphones to support Google Fast Pair for smartphones. Pictures now show how this new feature should work in practice and how it simplifies transferring accounts, data and other details to a new smartphone. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:21:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Garmin Vivomove Trend: New hybrid smartwatch arrives in four colours with up to 5 days battery life]]> Garmin has unveiled the Vivomove Trend, a 40 mm hybrid smartwatch. Available in four colours, the Vivomove Trend retails from US$269.99 and supports all core Garmin smartwatch features, such as Garmin Pay and the Garmin Connect app. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:17:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor previewed with 24.5-inch Fast IPS panel and 500 Hz peak refresh rate]]> Dell has previewed the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor again ahead of next week's release in China. The 500 Hz gaming monitor will also be available next month in North America, where it will arrive with VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and plenty of I/O, among other features. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:00:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Alienware m18 with a GeForce RTX 4080 to hit shelves on February 9 for US$2,599]]> Dell has confirmed the GeForce RTX 4080-powered Alienware m18 will be purchasable on February 9 for US$2,599. Entry-level models will start at US$1,899 and will be available shortly after. Variants running AMD hardware will only launch in Q2, 2023. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:00:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Alienware m16 will launch alongside the 18-inch model for US$2,599; AMD options to arrive in Q2]]> Dell has revealed the sale date for the Alienware m16 gaming laptop. One can purchase its high-end variant with a GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card for US$2,599 on February 7. Affordable models start at US$1,899 and will be purchasable soon. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 15:00:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Plugable 8-in-1 USB-C Docking Station for iPad with Stand now available]]> Plugable has launched the 8-in-1 USB-C Docking Station for iPad with Stand in the US, UK and Canada. The device lets you connect a tablet or smartphone to a larger display via HDMI. Other ports include 100 W USB-C with pass-through charging and 5 Gbps USB-A ports. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:53:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Revolt PB-200.k new 30,000 mAh power bank has solar panel and crank]]> The PB-200.k power bank from Revolt has launched in Europe. The 30,000 mAh gadget can be recharged via an outlet, with built-in solar panels, or manually using the integrated crank. The power bank contains five ports, including 12 V USB-C with PD 3.0 fast charging for up to 22.5 W power. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:49:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Xiaomi Poco X5 and Poco X5 Pro comprehensive details outed via marketing material leak]]> Marketing material for Poco's upcoming smartphones, the Poco X5 and Poco X5 Pro, has now surfaced in the wild ahead of the Xiaomi sub-brand's February 6 launch event—revealing all major specs and details of the mid-range devices. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:49:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Ricci Rox <![CDATA[Realme GT Neo 5 240W set to launch later in February]]> Update | Realme has announced the date on what will be its fastest-charging Android smartphone to date will be unleashed. The GT Neo 5 is also touted to become a gaming powerhouse as well as the ultimate power tech upgrade on its launch. Then again, the presence of its lower-wattage option hints that versatility mixed with SuperVOOC innovation will not come cheap. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:43:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Honor Magic5 Lite leak showcases upcoming mid-range smartphone ahead of MWC 2023]]> Specifications and marketing images of Honor's next mid-range smartphone have leaked online. To be sold as the Magic5 Lite, the handset has a 5,100 mAh battery, a 120 Hz OLED display and a 64 MP primary camera. The Magic5 Lite is expected to launch in two colours and one memory configuration for under €400 in the Eurozone. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:22:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Meta Watch V2 leak reveals hands-on pictures with twin cameras]]> Leaked images of a second-generation Meta Watch have surfaced online. The smartwatch has an unusual design with two cameras and a notch for one of them, among other features. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 14:13:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Redmi Smart Band 2 launches in Japan as UK and EU prices confirmed in new product pages]]> Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Smart Band 2 in Japan, with a 10% discount offered until February 6. Product pages for the wearable have appeared in European countries, including the UK, the Netherlands and Spain. These new listings confirm the RRP and suggest that the gadget will soon arrive in these markets. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:54:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Marshall Middleton portable speaker has just arrived with 20-hour playback]]> Marshall has released the Middleton, a portable Bluetooth speaker. The gadget can last for over 20 hours on a single charge, with a 20-minute recharge providing another two hours of life. The louder model has a quad-speaker system and features like Dynamic Loudness, True Stereophonic and Stack Mode. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:48:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED price drops a massive 30% on Amazon]]> Deal | The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED with 8 GB of LPDDR4X memory, 512 GB of NVMe storage, and a Ryzen 7 5825U is currently retailing for US$283 off on Amazon. Aside from the lack of user-upgradable memory, the notebook checks almost all the boxes, making it a worthy machine for office/productivity tasks. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 10:19:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Fawad Murtaza <![CDATA[Free PlayStation Plus games for February 2023 leaked with OlliOlli World part of a solid bundle]]> The free PlayStation Plus service games for February have been leaked. There are three games and an expansion listed for the PS4 and three titles mentioned for the PS5. Gamers will be pleased to see OlliOlli World included, and there is also an open-world action game, a survivor horror title, and the addition of Europa to a controversial FPS universe to be enjoyed. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:41:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[LG Ultra PC 14: Battery life exceeded expectations in our testing]]> We put the LG Ultra PC 14 through its paces and found that its battery life is hard to beat – lasting around 17 hours on a single charge is quite a statement to make. Even the lightweight LG gram 14 have to pack it up, as its battery life is five hours shorter. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 09:23:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Sebastian Jentsch <![CDATA[Apple MacBook Air M1 receives 20% discount, drops to its lowest price ever]]> Deal | The arguably best bang-for-the-buck options in Apple's current MacBook lineup has now returned to its lowest price yet as the 2020 MacBook Air with the fast Apple M1 SoC has been put on sale for US$799 at Best Buy. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 02:25:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launch date pushed back by six weeks to April 26]]> EA has announced Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's release date has been delayed from March 17 to April 26. It says the game is finished, and the extra six weeks will be used for further optimizations and to improve player experience. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 01:45:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Anker 735 GaNPrime USB-C fast charger gets 25% discount on Amazon]]> Deal | Being one of Anker's newest USB-C fast chargers, the 735 GaNPrime originally carried an official price tag of US$60, but thanks to a notable discount on Amazon, this reasonably sized 65-watt power brick for iPhones and other mobile devices can now be purchased for US$45. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 01:44:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[European prices, colours, memory configurations and availability leak for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro]]> According to a new report, Xiaomi has settled on availability dates for the global versions of the Xiaomi 13 and the Xiaomi 13 Pro. The same leak also outlines launch pricing, as well as memory configurations. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:13:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Xiaomi announces MIUI 14 is headed to another 25 devices in second batch rollout]]> Xiaomi has revealed which devices it has added to its MIUI 14 rollout. An extra 25 devices are now eligible, including several Redmi Note series representatives. ]]> news Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:04:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Nvidia Titan RTX Ada engineering sample spotted online with 48 GB of GDDR6 VRAM]]> Nvidia could still be testing its supposedly shelved Titan RTX Ada graphics cards in India, as confirmed by a recent shipping manifest. It bore a familiar PG137 EB2 SKU0000 codename and packed 48 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 23:37:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Asus ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset with Hi-Res Quad DAC now 28% off on Amazon]]> Deal | Released in early March 2022, the Asus ROG Fusion II 500 gaming headset features the Hi-Res ESS 9280 Quad DAC that provides an impressive 130 dB SNR value, virtual 7.1 surround, and a noise-canceling AI beamforming microphone. The ongoing 28% discount takes the US$179.99 price down to US$129.99. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 23:34:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Codrut Nistor <![CDATA[Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2 get DLSS 3 support via new software updates]]> Cyberpunk 2077 players will finally be able to take full advantage of DLSS 3 on their GeForce RTX 4000 graphics cards. Dying Light 2 also gets the feature, along with a laundry list of other improvements via the 1.9.0 update. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 22:22:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Spectrum matte 4K 144Hz monitor gets a US$300 discount]]> Spectrum, the "crowd-designed" monitor originally from Eve Devices, is now available as a display with a 4K/144Hz configuration. This variant is now offered at US$300 off its regular price. Its maker touts it as offering an "unparalleled" gaming experience, a glare-free coating included, although there are potential caveats involved in this deal. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 22:10:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Gigabyte's AORUS 17X gaming laptop with i9-13900HX CPU and RTX 4090 GPU now up for pre-orders on Amazon]]> The AORUS 17X can now be pre-ordered for US$3,899. The configuration includes a 17.3-inch 1440p display with 240 Hz refresh rate, Intel's i9-13900HX processor, an RTX 4090 GPU, 32 GB DDR5-5600 and 2 TB of SSD storage. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 20:33:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[Amazfit GTR Mini leaks as smaller smartwatch with SpO2 sensor and GPS]]> The Amazfit GTR Mini has appeared in leaked photos. The reported new smartwatch will have a smaller 1.28-in (~33 mm) display and arrive in several colorways. According to the leaker, the watch will have features like heart rate and SpO2 monitors and support for positioning systems like GPS. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 20:32:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Anker 651 USB-C 8-in-1 docking station supporting dual displays now 40% off]]> Deal | The Anker 651 USB-C dock with eight functions is now reduced by 40% or US$80 at Amazon US. The gadget’s features include support for dual displays at a 2K @ 60 Hz resolution via HDMI and DP. You can also charge devices via 85 W PD USB-C or a 10 W wireless charging stand. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 20:28:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Nothing Ear (2) design and features revealed by new leak]]> New renders of the Nothing Ear (2) have shown up online. The earbuds are, for the most part, identical to the Ear (1), save for a repositioned microphone and some internal parts moved around. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 20:00:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Anil Ganti <![CDATA[Acer rumored to become AMD AIB partner and launch Predator Radeon 7000 cards later this year]]> A new GPU AIB maker backed by Acer's expertise could prove beneficial for the market as a whole. However, rumor has it that the Predator cards will not feature any Nvidia GPUs any time soon, focusing only on intel and AMD models at first. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 19:45:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[Massively-increased RTX 4070 clock speeds could see the card boost 43% more than the RTX 3070]]> The rumor mill has it that the RTX 4070 will match or slightly exceed the RTX 3080 in rasterization performance. One of the primary contributors to the performance bump is likely the significantly increased base and boost clock speeds which have now leaked. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 19:34:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Fawad Murtaza <![CDATA[SK Hynix regroups to take on Samsung and Sony in the high-end mobile image sensor market]]> Rumor | SK Hynix might be best known for its RAM or storage modules - however, it also makes the CMOS image sensors (or CIS) found in smartphones. The company is rumored to have ambitions to challenge the dominance of other companies such as Samsung in this arena with new sensors that target the top end of the market. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:53:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Oppo Find X6, Find X6 Pro Dimensity Edition and Find X6 Pro Snapdragon Edition specifications leak online]]> Specifications for a trio of upcoming flagship Oppo Find X6 series smartphones have surfaced on Chinese social media. Reportedly, there will be two Snapdragon versions, plus a Dimensity Edition of the Find X6 Pro. All models are rumoured to ship with triple 50 MP rear-facing cameras and large batteries, as well as other flagship hardware. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:07:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Optoma L1 projector unveiled as new model with 2,500 lumens peak brightness]]> The Optoma L1 projector has been unveiled. The 4K UHD UST gadget has up to 2,500 lumens brightness and can project images up to 105-in (~267 cm) wide with a 0:25 throw ratio. A gaming mode improves contrast and colors; the lowest input lag with a 240 Hz refresh rate is 15 ms at 1080p. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 18:03:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[Garmin releases new Beta 24.85 and 11.14 for Fenix 6 and Instinct smartwatches]]> Two new Beta software updates are available for several Garmin smartwatches; version 24.85 for the Fenix 6 and MARQ models and 11.14 for Instinct 2 and Instinct 2S wearables. The latest software resolves several issues, including some which could cause the watches to crash. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 17:59:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Polly Allcock <![CDATA[OnePlus first-gen foldable phablet and smartphone names pop up in new leak]]> OnePlus is now rumored to get in on the foldable game in earnest. Names that hint strongly at a future Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival - not to mention one for the Z Flip - from the brand have allegedly been trademarked. The new terms suggest that the 2 putative devices may end up closely resembling others already on the market. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 17:58:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Sharkoon intros M30 Black & M30 RGB ATX cases for office and gaming]]> Coming as the followers of the M25 series, the M30 Black and M30 RGB ATX cases by Sharkoon target two distinct markets, namely office and gaming. While the M30 Black sports a straightforward design without any special treats, the M30 RGB arrives with two pre-installed RGB fans and a transparent side panel. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 16:40:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Codrut Nistor <![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Book3: Specifications and European pricing leak for upcoming entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop]]> Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Book3, which should join the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Ultra at tomorrow's Galaxy Unpacked event. In the meantime, renowned leakers have provided details about Samsung's entry-level Galaxy Book3 series laptop, which will forgo Alder Lake-P processors and the Arc A350M discrete GPU for more efficient processors from Intel's new Raptor Lake-U series. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 13:22:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[NIO picks production sites for 2024 Tesla Model 2 competitors in the $15,000-$25,000 price range]]> Elon Musk recently said that Tesla's biggest competition will come from a Chinese automaker as they 'work hardest, smartest' and even before the affordable Model 2 is announced, NIO already has direct competitors in mind. NIO has now picked sites for both the US$15,000 Firefly and US$25,000 ALPS EVs. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 12:39:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Daniel Zlatev <![CDATA[Slowing RTX 4090 sales and smash hit RX 7900 XTX could cause Nvidia some concern as report claims last-gen GPUs dominate sales]]> Serial hardware leaker Tom of Moore’s Law is Dead (MLID) has published a video claiming that although the RTX 4090 continues to sell well, the sales are losing momentum. The leaker also alleges that the RX 7900 XTX cards are moving quickly. However, the real MVPs are last-gen RTX 30 and RX 6000 boards which are priced equal to or less than MSRP. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 12:21:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Fawad Murtaza <![CDATA[Gleaming hands-on Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra images leaked]]> More live images of the Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra have been leaked, with a single day left before the official launch of the 2023 flagships. There are plenty of hands-on S23 Ultra shots in particular, with what appears to be a retail test model confirming the 200 MP main camera and 6.8-inch QHD display. ]]> news Tue, 31 Jan 2023 11:24:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[Huawei MateBook D 14: Elegant 14-inch laptop with a very good battery life]]> The 14-inch laptop from Huawei includes a Tiger Lake processor, brings an elegant metal case, produces only little noise, and offers a long battery life. At the time of our test, the whole package is available at a price point around 600 Euros (~$652). ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 21:21:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Sascha Mölck <![CDATA[NexDock Wireless: Nex Computer announces refreshed NexDock laptop dock with wireless connectivity]]> Nex Computer introduced the NexDock Wireless, a new laptop dock that dispenses with the need to connect a smartphone via a wired connection. The NexDock Wireless will work with any smartphone that supports a desktop mode, such as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 series. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 20:18:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Motorola Edge 40 Pro: Launch window and European pricing leak for Moto X40 global model]]> According to a new report, Motorola has settled on a launch window for the Edge 40 Pro, the global version of the Moto X40. The same report provides a European launch price, as well as colour options and a sole memory configuration. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 20:13:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Xiaomi MS11: Images of Xiaomi's first EV surface online]]> Alleged images of Xiaomi's inaugural EV have leaked. Tipped for a Q1 2024 launch, the Xiaomi is expected to arrive as the Modena, despite the images showing the device as the Xiaomi MS11. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 20:05:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Honor Magic5 series and Magic Vs MWC 2023 global launch confirmed]]> Honor has just officially confirmed rumors that its latest flagship Android smartphones will make their global debut at MWC 2023. Furthermore, the Magic5-series devices will land alongside the global version of the OEM's latest foldable smartphone, the premium Magic Vs. The company touts both kind of device as pivotal breakthroughs in mobile device technology. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 19:38:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy S23 images and details leak online thanks to AT&T]]> While the next Galaxy Unpacked event remains scheduled for the first day of February, AT&T has just managed to publish the product page for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 (likely the Plus variant) by accident. The listing revealed green, lavender, cream, and black finish options as well as various technical details, but it was removed in the meantime. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 18:53:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Codrut Nistor <![CDATA[OnePlus Ace 2 will launch alongside new noise-cancelling Ace Buds]]> The Ace 2 will launch as the Chinese-market version of OnePlus' latest premium mid-range Android smartphone, to be available elsewhere as the 11R. Its launch event will also introduce a new pair of TWS earbuds of a similar name. The accessories look quite like the brand's existing mid-range audio options - however, they apparently upgrade to noise cancellation and Bluetooth 5.3. ]]> news Mon, 30 Jan 2023 18:37:00 +0100 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell