News RSS Feed The last 50 news articles on laptops and related technology from EN News RSS Feed Notebookcheck Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:40:33 +0200 <![CDATA[Amazon deleted 200 million fake reviews in 2020]]> The number of fraudulent reviews on the websites of the world's biggest online retailer is rapidly increasing, a fact which Amazon has now underlined with a mind-boggling statistic. Because deleting the fake reviews is not enough, Amazon is putting its focus on the manipulators that create a majority of these deceitful reviews. ]]> news Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:39:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[Lenovo announces US pricing and availability for the Ryzen 7 5800H-powered Legion 7]]> Lenovo debuted world-first 16-inch WQXGA (or QHD) laptop displays in its latest Legion 7 gaming machine. Its Ryzen 7 5800H-equipped SKUs are now available on the US market, starting at US$1,800. Its Intel counterpart (the Legion 7i Gen 6) has also now been released to the same OEM website. ]]> news Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:24:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Leaked MediaTek Dimensity 1300T specs point to a new Snapdragon 865-beating chipset with an imminent launch]]> MediaTek is now rumored to have a new 5G Dimensity chipset ready to go. More detailed specs for this putative 1300T are now allegedly out there, including a 6 nanometer (nm) architecture and an ARM Cortex-A78 core, a combination that might easily rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC, if not the newer 870. It is slated to launch tomorrow (July 26, 2021). ]]> news Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:38:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G533 ships with a smaller 240 W AC adapter compared to the 280 W adapter for the G532 series]]> The slimmer adapter is over 250 g lighter without impacting the overall performance of the laptop. Users can also now recharge the laptop via USB-C whereas that was not possible on the older G532 series. ]]> news Sun, 25 Jul 2021 01:57:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Allen Ngo <![CDATA[NVIDIA Lovelace to feature in next gen Nintendo Switch, Lovelace RTX 40 with 2.2 GHz+ boost being prepped to outship AMD RDNA 3 at a lesser price irrespective of performance]]> Rumor | NVIDIA's Lovelace RTX 40 GPU design has apparently been finalized according to a new leak. Lovelace is also likely to feature in the upcoming Nintendo "Super Switch" and could be a part of NVIDIA's Orin self-driving SoC systems. It looks like NVIDIA is planning to tackle competition from AMD RDNA 3 by ramping up production and reducing costs. ]]> news Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:09:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Vaidyanathan Subramaniam <![CDATA[The Samsung Galaxy S22 may match the Mi 12 and OnePlus 10 Pro in one major aspect]]> While the Galaxy S21 series saw Samsung take a step back in some hardware quarters, the Galaxy S22 looks set to be a return to form, with Samsung supposedly already testing competitive charging technology on its next-gen flagship phones that should see them play on a more level field with phones like the upcoming Mi 12 and OnePlus 10 Pro. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 20:09:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Ricci Rox <![CDATA[Nokia jumps back into the feature-phone market with the new 110 4G]]> The Nokia 110 4G is this HMD Global brand's latest button-phone, released to the Indian market today (July 24, 2021). As the name suggests, it has 4G/LTE connectivity despite its basic feature-device nature. Besides that, it won't strain many pockets in more ways than 1 with a 1.8-inch QVGA display and 128MB of RAM. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:36:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[The Motorola Edge 20 will have a flat display and an updated triple rear camera hump: new leak]]> Motorola is rumored to debut a new Edge 20 smartphone series later in 2021. Now, the prolific leaker OnLeaks has presented what are described as renders of its vanilla variant. They account for the specs mentioned in earlier leaks, and also hint at 2 color options and a central punch-hole selfie camera for its non-curved screen. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 16:40:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[New leaks purport to raise, then dash, hopes for an iPad Mini 6 with a mini-LED display]]> The media outlet DigiTimes has released a report alleging that Apple has ordered up-to-date mini-LED panels for the upcoming 2021 iPad Mini. This new display tech is also found in the latest and most premium iPad Pro, and might thus represent a significant upgrade for its more affordable counterpart. However, a second tip has lost little time in shooting this rumor down. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V free to keep for posterity on Amazon Prime Gaming, Battlefield 1 free to play this weekend on Steam]]> Amazon Prime Gaming is now offering new Battlefield titles for free for Prime customers starting with Battlefield 1 till August 4 followed by Battlefield V from August 2 through October 1. Prime members can claim the loot in Amazon Gaming and redeem the keys in the Origin desktop or web clients. Gamers can also experience Battlefield 1 Revolution on Steam for free this weekend. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:07:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Vaidyanathan Subramaniam <![CDATA[The Epic Games Store 2021 Summer Sale kicks off with up to 75% off some titles]]> Epic Games has announced that its store's Summer Sale 2021 event is now on. It contains deals such as 33% off Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or 20% off Days Gone. The platform has also released its usual choice of free games for the week, which currently include Defense Grid: The Awakening and Verdun. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:48:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[No launch for the Galaxy S21 FE at the August 2021 Unpacked event]]> Rumor | Samsung is projected to provide a successor for the well-regarded Galaxy S20 FE at some point in 2021. According to the latest rumors, this will not fall on August 11, the date chosen for the OEM's next upcoming major product event. Therefore, an actual debut for the potentially popular mid-ranger remains uncertain at this point. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:31:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Satechi updates is Mac mini USB-C hub with an SSD enclosure]]> Satechi has updated its multi-purpose Mac mini USB-C hub. In addition to re-releasing it in the classic Apple silver color to match the new M1 Mac mini, the hub now also includes a built-in SSD enclosure. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:07:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sanjiv Sathiah <![CDATA[Corning is bringing its Gorilla Glass to smartphone cameras, Samsung first in line]]> Corning has announced its first glass composite for use on smartphone cameras. Corning Gorilla Glass DX is to deliver both strong protection as well as let more available light reach a smartphone sensor. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:24:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sanjiv Sathiah <![CDATA[EVGA promises to replace RTX 3090 GPUs that have been bricked by Amazon's new online game]]> The California-based computer hardware company promises to replace the ultra-expensive graphics cards that have been damaged beyond repair by Amazon's New World MMORPG. Meanwhile, it remains unclear what is going to happen with other GPU models that have also been bricked by the game. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:44:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[Computer scientist showcases world's first RISC-V-based Linux PC coupled with an AMD RX 6700 XT GPU]]> René Rebe managed to patch the Linux kernel to support the RISC-V processor along with the AMD RX 6700 XT card in around 10 hours. The GPU is not exactly fully functional, as it cannot yet run games, but it can render the GUI, 3D elements and also decode hi-res videos. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:37:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[The FTC adopts new and seemingly right to repair-friendly policies]]> The United States' Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a crackdown on practices that make it harder for citizens or even organizations to fix electronics themselves or seek alternatives to first-party services. The Commission asserts that these new measures will benefit businesses and consumers alike. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:17:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[First Chinese CPU with proprietary instruction set launched by Loongson]]> The new Loongson 3A5000 processor is 50% faster than its predecessor and 30 % more efficient, which puts it on the same level with AMD's first gen Ryzen processors. It packs 4 cores with no hyperthreading clocked at 2.3 - 2.5 GHz and supports DDR4-3200 RAM. ]]> news Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:01:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[The OnePlus 10 series might have 5,000mAh batteries]]> OPPO has unveiled its latest battery technology, which, as it claims, contains some significant performance and safety upgrades over the existing SuperVOOC 2.0 system. It is still rated for the same charging rate (65W), although its new structure might allow for greater capacity this time around. Therefore, the next-gen flagships from this OEM, not to mention its subsidiary OnePlus, could have larger batteries. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 23:11:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Hackers succeed in running MIUI 11 on an iPhone SE]]> Hackers have managed to get Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 Android skin running on an Apple iPhone SE by utilizing the known checkm8 exploit. A couple of video clips have been shared showing that MIUI 11 had been successfully installed onto the iPhone SE, although it’s unclear how well the Apple phone runs on the Xiaomi software. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 22:46:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[Framework Laptop USB-C concept is so simple and brilliant that it makes us wonder why bigger OEMs haven't thought of it yet]]> Tired of having manufacturers decide for you what ports you want or don't want? The Framework Laptop lets you choose exactly what you want and how many you want at up to four individual ports. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 22:00:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Allen Ngo <![CDATA[Forthcoming Mobvoi and Fossil Group smartwatches will not launch with Wear OS 3]]> Google has revealed that upcoming Wear OS smartwatches from Mobvoi, Fossil and its subsidiaries will not launch with its 'new unified platform'. Instead, new models will only receive Wear OS 3 next year, unlike those released by Fitbit and Samsung. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 21:26:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Microsoft launches Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 with more changes, improvements and bug fixes]]> Microsoft has released its latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build to the Programme's Dev Channel. Build 22000.100 introduces multiple changes and improvements to Windows 11, but it contains over a dozen known issues. The new build does address even more issues from Build 22000.71, though. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:56:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Xiaomi Mi 11T with under-display camera and Snapdragon 888 could soon join the Mi 11 range’s ranks]]> It appears a Xiaomi Mi 11T smartphone could be in the works as a mysterious device from the Chinese OEM has been spotted in FCC listings. If Xiaomi is planning on releasing a Mi 11T, which could sport an under-display camera and SD 888 processor, then it’s likely there will be a Mi 11T Pro and Mi 11T Lite released at some point too. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:51:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[Acer Predator Helios 300: From 100 watts to 110 watts - TGP increase through firmware update]]> The Predator offers a Core i7-10750H processor, a GeForce RTX 3070 laptop GPU, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and space for three drives (2x NVMe SSD, 1x 2.5-inch). In addition, there's a responsive Full HD display (IPS, 240 Hz) and quite good battery life. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:51:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sascha Mölck <![CDATA[Wear OS 3: Google confirms its new unified platform ditches all but two existing smartwatches]]> Google has confirmed which existing smartwatches will receive Wear OS 3, its 'new unified platform'. Only the TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 are eligible, leaving the likes of the Fossil Gen 5, Gen 5E, Oppo Watch and Suunto 7 behind. Neither of Mobvoi's latest smartwatches will receive Wear OS until deep into 2022, either. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:46:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[POCO F3 GT: Xiaomi launches its next cheap gaming smartphone with a 120 Hz AMOLED display and maglev triggers]]> Xiaomi has officially unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the POCO F3 GT. The device features a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, a 120 Hz and AMOLED display, along with four cameras and support for 67 W fast charging. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:32:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[1TB 2021 iPhones may be back on the table, as is LiDAR for all variants]]> The idea of a new top-end 1TB SKU in the next-gen iPhone series has been raised and then shot down again in leaks emanating from market analysts trying to assess the new devices' specs and success ahead of their launch. However, the latest such tip asserts that this new option will indeed be announced by Apple during its upcoming product event. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:35:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[The Honor V7 Pro tablet will launch with a purpose-made Dimensity 1300T SoC]]> Rumor | Honor has announced that it will launch the V7 Pro soon, a tablet that, going by its new trailer, will debut with multiple high-end design trends. A famous leaker asserts that it will also do so with a new 5G Dimensity-series processor specifically made by MediaTek with its form-factor in mind. It is now rumored to launch later in July 2021. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:58:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Latest MIUI 12.5 build adds even more RAM to the Poco F3, Mi 10 and Mi 11 series]]> Ever wanted to download more RAM? Xiaomi's latest feature will allow some owners to do something of the sort. After offering a Memory Extension feature on the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G weeks ago, Xiaomi is set to bring a more impressive implementation to its premium phones including the Poco F3, Mi 10, and Mi 11 series. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:38:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Ricci Rox <![CDATA[Dolphin, the popular GameCube and Wii emulator, now includes an integrated Game Boy Advance]]> The latest version of the GameCube emulator Dolphin includes an integrated Game Boy Advance, allowing players to enjoy games that rely on a connected Game Boy Advance. These include bonus features in games like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker as well as Game Boy Advance-controlled titles like Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:16:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sam Medley <![CDATA[Kuo: MacBook Air will have Mini-LED display, M2 in 2022]]> Rumor | Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for numerous Apple predictions over the years, wrote in a recent letter to investors that Apple will introduce a new MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch Mini-LED display sometime in mid-2022. These rumors jive with other speculation that the Apple laptop will receive a significant design overhaul and the latest Apple silicon. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:32:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sam Medley <![CDATA[Intel NUC 11 Extreme: Beast Canyon mini gaming PC can now be pre-ordered with up to a Core i9-11900KB processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs]]> The Intel NUC 11 Extreme may have an 8-litre chassis, but it can house up to an Intel Core i9-11900KB processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. The fastest NUC yet can finally be pre-ordered too, and in multiple configurations. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:41:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Cytron launches the Maker Pi RP2040, a cheap developer board with a Raspberry Pi microcontroller]]> The Maker Pi RP2040 is a particularly inexpensive developer board that is suitable for realising your own robotics projects. The Maker Pi goes for US$9.90 and features numerous connections. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:34:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Huawei MateStation S: Desktop PC with an AMD Ryzen 5 4600G comes to Europe for under €600]]> The MateStation S is the first desktop PC that Huawei has brought to Europe, having already released other models in China. The MateStation S features a Zen 2 CPU, comes with a 23.8-inch display and retails for €599. The MateStation S is relatively compact, too. ]]> news Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:49:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Netflix's new gaming subscription will be free for existing customers]]> Netflix has officially confirmed recent rumors about its gaming expansion and announced that the new gaming features will be free of charge for existing customers. Furthermore, these games will not include any type of advertisements or in-app purchases. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:17:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[Apple iPhone 12S, not the unlucky iPhone 13, to come with a 25% smaller notch than the iPhone 12]]> The Apple iPhone 12S is already widely expected to come with a smaller notch than its iPhone 12 relative, and a leaker has offered up some specific measurements revealing a 25% notch width reduction. In addition, the potential iPhone 13 name may have been surrendered for the sake of superstition. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:08:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[MediaTek will launch the new Dimensity 1100U SoC soon]]> Rumor | MediaTek launched the Dimensity 1100 chipset for upper mid-range to mid-range smartphones in early 2021. Now, a prolific leaker claims that the OEM will release a new processor for the next couple of tiers down, and that it will be called the Dimensity 1100U. It is apparently destined for budget phones that could yet launch in 2021. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:55:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[MacBook Pro 16 to come with exclusive top-end GPU and RAM options as leaker doubles down on revamped cooling solution claim]]> The MacBook Pro 16 will allegedly come with exclusive GPU and RAM spec options for those Apple laptop users who want more power and more cores from their MacBook Pro of choice. The source of this information has also doubled down on a claim that the 2021 MacBook Pro devices will feature a redesigned cooling solution. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:01:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Daniel R Deakin <![CDATA[The upcoming iQOO 8 will debut with 160W charging]]> iQOO is said to launch an Android phone based on the new Snapdragon 888+ chipset soon, and will thereby replace a flagship with the OEM's top 120W Flash Charge technology. Now, a report from the Chinese media claims that its immediate successor will be the one to debut an upgrade that could fill its battery even faster. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:01:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[The sweat from human fingertips could soon power smartwatches and other wearables]]> The innovative biofuel cells are capable of converting sweat and the pressure from your fingertips into electric energy, which could soon be enough to power smartwatches and other wearables and sensors. In the long term, this invention could also make integrated batteries obsolete. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:56:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Enrico Frahn <![CDATA[Apple will only sell 5G-capable iPhones from next year onwards]]> According to a report, Apple is moving its entire iPhone product stack to 5G modems from next year. Undoubtedly, Apple will continue to sell regional variants, including models in the US with 5G mmWave antennas. The change will finally bring 5G connectivity to the iPhone SE, too. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:06:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Fossil bills its next smartwatch as the 'best possible' for the Wear OS ecosystem]]> Fossil wants to launch the 'best possible' smartwatch later this year, or 'best possible' considering the constraints of Wear OS at any rate. Presumably, Fossil means the Gen 6, which it has teased will run not only Wear OS 3.0, but also hardware from Qualcomm. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:02:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Alex Alderson <![CDATA[Pokémon Go proves it is still a money maker with two-day Pokémon Go Fest]]> Pokémon Go continues to pull in the bucks. After hitting US$5 billion in lifetime revenue earlier this year, this past weekend's Pokémon Go Fest 2021 pulled in over $21 million over just two days. The event also saw a flurry of activity from budding mobile Pokémon Masters. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:14:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sam Medley <![CDATA[OnePlus Nord 2 5G launched with a Dimensity 1200 and a main camera straight out of the OnePlus 9 Pro, starts at €399]]> OnePlus has now launched its main mid-range device for the year, the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. The OnePlus Nord 2 5G seeks to build on the relative success of last year's OnePlus Nord with a 90Hz AMOLED, 65 W charging, and a MediaTek Dimensity 1200, along with a €399 starting price tag in Europe. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:25:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Ricci Rox <![CDATA[The ZTE Axon 30's cutting-edge display allegedly outdoes its predecessor in a new leak]]> ZTE has confirmed that the Axon 30 will be its second-gen under-display camera smartphone on its late July 2021 launch. Now, new in-the-wild videos purport to showcase this aspect of the device ahead of this event. The leaks suggest that the OEM has improved greatly on its headline feature compared to its forebear in the Axon 20. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:55:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Asus readies slim and light 14-inch Chromebook Flip CX5400 premium convertible with Tiger Lake-U processors]]> The Flip CX5400 is powered by Intel's i7-1160G7 low-voltage processor that allows for a totally silent design. It also integrates 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, a 512 GB NVMe SSD, and 2x Thunderbolt 4 connectors plus it features a high-quality 14-inch touchscreen with 1080p resolution and 100% sRGB color gamut. It will be available soon at just above $1,000. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:39:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Bogdan Solca <![CDATA[Realme's upcoming MagDart wireless charging series' design is allegedly captured in new renders]]> Realme's application to trademark the term "MagDart" led to pretty instantaneous speculation that the OEM is preparing what amounts to an Apple MagSafe clone for release in the near future. A tech blog purports to confirm this rumor outright with "exclusive" renders showing the accessories in question. They show a potentially appreciable take on the more up-to-date end of the category in question. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:39:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Deirdre O'Donnell <![CDATA[Cooler Master's Orb X pod aims to deliver the ultimate in immersive gaming experiences]]> Cooler Master has officially unveiled its Orb X gaming pod. The motorized enclosure features a 6-way adjustable seat for the ultimate in both immersion and comfort when gaming or working. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:59:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Sanjiv Sathiah <![CDATA[The surprisingly good ADATA XPG Xenia 14 is now shipping starting at $1099 USD]]> The manufacturer is currently offering $50 off for pre-orders until August 20. Additionally, an XPG headset, backpack, and mousepad will all be bundled with every pre-order to sweeten the deal even further. ]]> news Thu, 22 Jul 2021 06:52:00 +0200 Notebookcheck, Allen Ngo