Mark Riege (Translator)
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
Test verdict on the Xiaomi 13 Ultra - An import of the smartphone flagship might be worthwhile
The Xiaomi 13 Ultra is one of the best Android smartphones in 2023 that is - at least currently - only available via import. Even though the Chinese version makes some compromises in the LTE bands, importing the Xiaomi smartphone might still be worth it.
Xiaomi 13 Ultra review - Spectacular smartphone with variable camera aperture for Leica fans
With its flagship smartphone, Xiaomi aims to climb the camera throne again this year in the smartphone segment. The 13 Ultra even uses four lenses with a 50 MP resolution and focal length of up to 120 mm. Find out here, whether the Leica cameras are convincing in our test and where the problems are again.
Medion Erazer Scout E20: Gaming laptop with whisper mode
Medion's gaming laptop offers a well-rounded level of equipment: Core i7, RTX 4050, 16 GB of RAM, 1-TB SSD, and 144-Hz display. If you set it up right, the laptop allows for gaming with a low noise development. The whole package is available for about 1,500 Euros (~$1,658).
Medion Erazer Scout E20 review: Affordable FHD gaming laptop with RTX 4050
Medion's gaming laptop offers a well-rounded level of equipment: Core i7, RTX 4050, 16 GB of RAM, 1-TB SSD, and 144-Hz display. With the right setting adjustments, the laptop allows gaming with low noise development. The whole package is available for about 1,500 Euros (~$1,658).
KFA2 GeForce RTX 4070 Ti EX Gamer desktop graphics card review: Affordable GPU for WQHD gaming without a lot of RGB
The KFA2 GeForce RTX 4070 Ti EX Gamer is currently one of the most affordable representatives of the RTX 4070 Ti models. Find out in this detailed review whether this pick from the lower shelf is worthwhile. But one thing already stands out at the first glance: This model doesn't offer an elaborate RGB illumination.
LG Gram 17 (2023): The lightweight laptop delivers a long battery life
A low weight (ca. 1.4 kg, ~3 lb), an excellent battery life, and a matte 16:10 display (17 inches, 2,560 x 1,600 pixels) represent the highlights of the LG Gram 17. They are accompanied by two Thunderbolt 4 connections and a good keyboard.
LG Gram 17 (2023) review: Ultralight office laptop with Core i7 and long battery life
A low weight of about 1.35 kg (~2.98 lb), an excellent battery life, and a matte 17-inch display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) in the 16:10 format represent the highlights of the LG Gram 17. They are accompanied by two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a good keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16: 16-inch laptop with a long battery life and meager storage equipment
Despite the 16-inch format, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 can be considered a mobile laptop because of its compact size, low weight, and very good battery life. In addition, it offers an AMOLED display in the work-friendly 16:10 format (2,880 x 1,800 pixels) and a powerful Core i5.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2022 is only partially convincing
Three years after its original launch, Samsung introduces an updated version of its affordable tablet. We summarize our test results here.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 review: Office laptop with Core-i5 power and a long battery life
Despite the 16-inch format, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 16 can be considered a mobile laptop because of its compact size, low weight, and very good battery life. In addition, it offers an AMOLED display in the work-friendly 16:10 format (2,880 x 1,800 pixels) and a powerful Core i5 processor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE 2022 tablet review – Update with improved battery life
Three years ago, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 was one of the best affordable tablets for us. Now the Korean manufacturer brings an updated version with a new SoC to the market. Find out in our test what has changed and whether the 10.4-inch tablet is still worthwhile.
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED 2023 review - The slimmest OLED ultrabook worldwide struggles with annoying fans
Asus has completely reworked last year's Zenbook S13 OLED, and the new 2023 model has now become lighter and also slimmer. In addition, Asus has replaced the AMD chip with an Intel Raptor Lake processor, but that isn't really an advantage. In everyday operation, the two fans are also a problem.
The Lenovo Tab P11 G2 has improved but has some trouble determining its location
More power and a colorful display make the Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) a good midrange tablet. Here we offer a summary of the advantages and problems we found in our test.
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) tablet review – Powerful in terms of performance and accessories
The newest version of Lenovo's midrange tablet again includes support for a docking station and an input pen. While more modern software and a fast display are supposed to give wings to the multimedia pad, unfortunately what we find in our test are not only improvements...
Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G test verdict: Time for a strategy change in the smartphone segment
The Redmi Note 12 Pro impresses in our test with a powerful main camera, a bright AMOLED panel as well as good equipment for a current street price of ~300 Euros (~$330). But the multitude of Xiaomi models brings the manufacturer to its limits again.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G review - Slim 5G smartphone with OIS at flagship level?
The Redmi Note 12 Pro aims to set new standards in the midrange with a new camera sensor and optical image stabilization. In addition to the "flagship camera," the new MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor is also used. Find out here whether an upgrade from the Redmi 11 Pro is worthwhile.
Xiaomi Poco X5 Pro review - Light 5G smartphone with 108 MP and 120-Hz Flow AMOLED (Redmi Note 12 Pro Speed Edition)
Poco advertises nothing less than that as far as it concerns the X5 Pro. With a powerful Snapdragon chipset, flexible AMOLED display, and 108-MP camera, all the signs for our test of the Poco smartphone are good. But will this be enough for a purchase recommendation for the Poco smartphone?
HP Envy 17 tested: A large multimedia laptop with GeForce RTX and 4K display
The specifications of the HP Envy 17-cr0079ng sound more than solid for a multimedia laptop. While the large, 17-inch laptop impresses in many areas in the test, it also gives some reasons for critique.
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF: Gaming laptop with a low power consumption and long battery life
The compact Cyborg 15 is not designed for the highest performance, but mobility, a long battery life, and a low power consumption also play a role. Nonetheless, the Core i7-12650H and GeForce RTX 4060 allow you to play all the current games smoothly with the Cyborg 15.
MSI Cyborg 15 A12VF review: Gaming laptop with low-power RTX 4060
The compact Cyborg 15 is not designed for the highest performance, but mobility, a long battery life, and low power consumption play a big role. Nonetheless, the Core i7-12650H and GeForce RTX 4060 still allow you to play all the current games smoothly on the Cyborg 15.
HP Envy 17 laptop review: GeForce GPU plays on elegant 4K display of the multimedia laptop
A large display with a high, 4K resolution in a simple case together with computing power from Intel's 12th generation, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a dedicated GeForce GPU – the HP Envy 17-cr0079ng package sounds interesting. Find out in our Notebookcheck test whether the multimedia laptop is also convincing users in practice.
Honor Magic5 Pro review - The smartphone with the full high-end experience
The Honor Magic5 Pro is a powerful high-end smartphone with a very good triple camera, a large 5,100-mAh battery, fast charging, 3D face recognition, and finally also with a long period of guaranteed updates. On the other hand, our test also shows a few small equipment gaps.
Honor Magic5 Pro – A powerful test performance with some small weaknesses
The Honor Magic5 Pro offers a pure high-end experience, now including a guaranteed update period that can keep up even with that of the Google smartphones. In addition to the great 50-MP triple camera setup, it focusses particularly on security and privacy. We summarize the test for you again here.
HP Omen 17 (2023): QHD gaming laptop with RTX 4080 allows CPU undervolting
A Core i9-13900HX and GeForce RTX 4080 provide sufficient performance for video processing, rendering, and QHD gaming. The keyboard of the laptop offers individual key illumination, six macro keys, and a lot of space for arrow keys.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Desktop CPU review: New gaming flagship with 3D V-Cache on AM5 socket
The Ryzen 7000 series isn't very old yet, and AMD already offers improvements, introducing efficient and still powerful processors with the X3D models. With the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, we are taking a look at the new gaming flagship in this review. Find out from numerous benchmark tests, whether AMD succeeds in surpassing Intel's Core i9-13900K.
HP Omen 17 (2023) review: Gaming laptop uses RTX 4080
A Core i9-13900HX and GeForce RTX 4080 provide sufficient performance for video processing, rendering, and QHD gaming. The keyboard of the laptop also offers individual key illumination, six macro keys, and a lot of space for the arrow keys.
Amazfit Band 7 smartwatch review - Affordable Fitness tracker with Alexa and accuracy gaps
The Amazfit Band 7 is an affordable fitness wearable with a large AMOLED display, long battery life, and integrated Amazon Alexa. The fitness band reveals some accurate and also some less accurate health information. Find out in our review where the deviations are the largest.
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3 review - Business laptop is worse with Intel and Nvidia
After we already tested the ThinkPad T14 G3 with the AMD processor, we now take a look at the version with an Intel Core i7-1260P and dedicated GeForce MX550. Which configuration offers a higher performance and longer battery life? And is the GeForce GPU worthwhile compared to the fast Radeon 680M iGPU?
Focus on gaming performance: Asus ROG Strix G17 with remarkable single purpose
With a Ryzen 9, RTX 4070, and 240-Hz panel, all the basics are in place for a gaming laptop. Our test shows that the hardware also keeps its promises. At the same time, the overall package might be too lopsided for some interested buyers.
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713PI: Gaming laptop impresses in the test with the new Ryzen 9
The ROG Strix G17 with the AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX and RTX 4070 is well equipped for current and future games with similarly current and powerful hardware. Together with RGB illumination all around and a 240-Hertz IPS display, it leaves hardly any gaming desires unfulfilled. On the other hand, our test reveals not only some expected weaknesses.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 ARM review - The high-end ARM convertible disappoints
Microsoft offers its new Surface Pro 9 now also with an ARM processor, which brings some advantages such as integrated 5G connectivity and fanless operation. On the other hand, the performance also turns out significantly worse than that of the Intel version, despite the higher price.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 2023 G834JY review - Gaming laptop with RTX 4090
Equipped with a mobile RTX 4090, Core i9-13980HX, and 240-Hz 18-inch display, Asus offers the fastest, currently available components for laptop gamers in the Scar 18. In our detailed review, we evaluate how the whole package performs in our test and whether it's also worth its hefty price.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (2022) test: A great gaming laptop with well-rounded equipment
Before laptops with Intel Raptor Lake and Geforce RTX 40xx will become available shortly, we still tested a well-optimized gaming laptop with the current CPU und GPU architecture. As a good and well-rounded gaming device, the M16 (2022) is very convincing.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 laptop review: A well-rounded gaming package
With a Core i9-12900H, RTX 3070 Ti, and DDR5 RAM, the Zephyrus M16 contains some powerful hardware. Our extensive test shows whether the gaming laptop is still able to impress toward the end of the Alder Lake and RTX 30xx generation.
Minisforum Neptune Series HX99G review: Compact gaming PC with AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and AMD Radeon RX 6600M also includes USB4 and Thunderbolt
Those who are currently looking for a compact gaming PC should definitely take a closer look at the Neptune Series HX99G from Minisforum. Find out in this review what the small desktop PC with the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and a dedicated AMD Radeon RX 6600M is able to do. In terms of the connections, with USB4 and Thunderbolt the most current standards are also included.
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G1 AMD tested: Significantly faster and more efficient than Intel version
The large, 16-inch business laptop in our test offers a fast AMD APU, while still remaining cool and quiet. Despite its smaller battery option and high-resolution WQXGA display, it has a long battery life. On the other hand, you have to make do without USB 4 and all of the LPDDR5-6400 RAM is soldered in.
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G1 AMD laptop review: Efficient and faster than Intel
The Lenovo ThinkPad T16 AMD is slightly rare among the 16-inch business laptops, since it also shows some ambitions toward being a slim workstation, with its Ryzen 6000 CPU. In this way, it is very similar to the ThinkPad P16s, and it is also not very different from it in other regards. Thanks to its WQXGA display and RDNA 2 GPU, it is also suited for simple multimedia tasks.
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).
Huawei MateBook D 14 review: Quiet office laptop with a long 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 starting from 600 Euros (~$652).
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G3 AMD: Currently probably the best ThinkPad laptop
Lenovo introduces numerous ThinkPad laptops into the market every year that each cover different market segments. It is not easy to select one model from this wide selection that is "the best," but we still think that for most users, this is the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G3 AMD.
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G3 AMD laptop review: Quiet and efficient workhorse with Ryzen power
Lenovo refuses to offer its X1 models with AMD CPUs - perhaps there is an exclusive contract with Intel. The next best model with the AMD Ryzen 6000 is the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G3. Even though it is positioned below the X1 Carbon in Lenovo's lineup, it is better in many ways.
Bluetti EB3A power station with 200W solar panel hands-on test: A small power cube
This small Bluetti power station packs a punch: Although it "only" holds 268 Wh, it can run devices up to 600W, is compatible with solar panels up to 200W, and can be carried everywhere with one hand. We compare the small power cube with the similarly sized Anker 521 power station to show what the small solar generator in combination with the Bluetti PV200 folding solar panel is able to do.
Lenovo's new wireless DisplayLink dock - how it works and why Macs are left out for now
With the purchase of the DisplayLink manufacturer, Synaptics developed wireless DisplayLink and is introducing it to the market via Lenovo. The new docking concept is used in the ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 for the first time but still doesn't develop its full potential. There are also some bad news for Mac users.
HP ZBook Power 15 G9 laptop review - Mobile workstation with a matte 4K display
With the ZBook Power 15, HP offers a mobile workstation in the entry-level segment. In addition to the current Alder Lake CPUs, professional GPUs from Nvidia are also used, but only chips up to the RTX A2000.
Apple Watch Series 8 long term test - A small upgrade for the showpiece smartwatch
With the Watch Series 8, Apple only offers few innovations on the hardware side. They are limited to the temperature sensors. The rest are software features that include accident detection and a detailed prediction of the female menstrual cycle. We summarize our experiences in this test.
Convertible with fitting equipment: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 succeeds in the test
The surprisingly smooth operation, comfortable keyboard, accurate touchscreen, and good equipment are enjoyable in laptop as well as tablet mode. Compared to that, the weaknesses are not that grave, particularly for consumer use.
Test verdict on the Poco M5s: Xiaomi smartphone with a very interesting specialty
With the Poco M5s, Xiaomi succeeds in offering a solid midrange smartphone in the lower price segment. Our test of the Poco smartphone reveals a real highlight that turns the otherwise unremarkable Xiaomi device into an interesting companion for those who dislike OLED - despite its AMOLED panel.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 convertible review: Powerful entry of the small i3-1215U
With simple equipment but a few highlights such as Thunderbolt, a keyboard illumination, and of course a touchscreen, the IdeaPad Flex combines an office laptop with a 14-inch tablet. The fairly affordable i3 of the 12th generation impresses with its silence but is also surprisingly fast.
Xiaomi Poco M5s smartphone review - Midrange smartphone with bright OLED display without PWM flickering
The Poco M5s aims to attract buyers in the price range around 200 Euros (~$211). The largest reason for a purpose is supposed to be the very bright AMOLED panel with more than 1000 nits. Find out in our review of the Poco M5s whether the Xiaomi phone can keep up in the comparison with the powerful Redmi competitors.
Motorola Moto G72: Why this smartphone also convinces us without 5G
For future usability, we usually recommend to make sure about 5G support when buying a smartphone. But for the Motorola Moto G72, we make an exception. The reason is the excellent display.
Motorola Moto G72 smartphone review – OLED with best-in-class brightness but no 5G
With a 108-Megapixel camera and a very bright OLED screen, the Motorola Moto G72 aims to shine in the lower mid-range. But will the fact that there is no 5G mobile communication doom the Moto G72 in our test?
Google Pixel Watch LTE smartwatch review - Debut with some limitations
Good things come to those who wait - or do they? For years, there have been rumors about a Pixel Watch. Now it is finally here and has to measure up to some powerful competitors. Our test finds out about its strength and weaknesses.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 4090 SG review: Uncompromised 4K gaming with the new Nvidia flagship
Nvidia's current GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card offers a performance we have not seen before, surpassing the former top model significantly. In this review, we examine the KFA2 GeForce RTX 4090 SG and also compare the performances of the various RTX-4090 models with each other.
Apple iPad 10: The entry into Apple's tablet world becomes more expensive
The iPad 2022 presents itself looking like the iPad Air and also gets closer to it in terms of its price. However, the technical progress remains within limits, and the new USB port also creates some problems for the user.
Apple iPad 10 review - Anniversary tablet as slimmed down version of the iPad Air
The new iPad of the 10th generation offers a reworked design that is identical to that of the current iPad Air. While it also shares many other characteristics of the sibling model, there are also some technical compromises. However, this still results in a hefty price increase compared to the predecessor.
Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop impresses in our test
The large, 17-inch Predator Helios 300 doesn't sneak up quietly but aims to conquer the gaming community with brute force performance. We tested the high-performance gaming laptop.
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE review - Fully equipped gaming laptop with RTX 3080 Ti
With the new ROG Strix Scar 17 SE from 2022, Asus offers a high-end gaming laptop with the best hardware currently available on the market. In addition to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, this also includes the Core i9-12950HX and a fast 240-Hz display.
Acer Predator Helios 300 review: Overclocked gaming laptop with a good display
With 17 inches, an expansive cooling system, and overclocking via button press, the Predator isn't really sneaking up quietly, but rather aims to convince the gaming community with brute force. Our test shows whether this gameplan works out.
HP EliteBook 845 G9 laptop review: Also convincing with Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
With the EliteBook 845 G9, HP proves that currently AMD need not hide behind Intel anymore at all, but on the contrary: Despite using an efficient Ryzen U or HS CPU, the 14-inch laptop delivers a high performance.
MSI CreatorPro Z16P laptop review - Mobile workstation with temperature problems
With the CreatorPro Z16P, MSI specifically targets customers who need professional graphics cards together with their drivers. Like the regular Creator Z16P with a GeForce GPU, the 16-inch device offers fast components but also has to struggle with some temperature problems.
Acer Swift X 14 (2022) tested: GeForce RTX 3050 slower than Xe7 graphics in battery operation
The Acer Swift X 14 with RTX 3050 is light at 1.4 kg (~3 lb) and very compact. A long battery life is no problem for the 14-inch laptop with gaming ambitions, and the 16:10 display and crisp keyboard reveal good characteristics for Office use.
Acer Swift X 14 laptop review with RTX 3050: Underchallenged i5-1240P
The Acer Swift X 14 is a light, 1.4 kg (~3 lb) laptop with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, a long battery life, 16:10 display, and high system performance. However, the graphics performance still crashes completely in battery operation, and even the fast SSD and crisp keyboard won't help in that case.
Acer Swift X 16 (2022) tested: 16-inch laptop with many upgrades uses Intel Arc A370M
Finally 16:10 in the 16-inch Acer Swift X 16 (2022) and then even with 2.5K resolution and a bright ~380 nits. With an Alder Lake P CPU, a fast 1-TB SSD, and Intel Arc A370M graphics, the multimedia-Laptop gets mainly powerful improvements.
Acer Swift X 16 (2022) review: 16-inch laptop with powerful updates
The Acer Swift X 16 (2022) is a light 16-inch laptop with additional graphics performance. The bright display finally comes in the 16:10 format and offers a high resolution. Intel's Alder Lake P-Core i7 CPU helps the multimedia laptop to develop a powerful performance. But how does Intel's Arc A370M fare?
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s review: Qualcomm still has a lot of work to do
As the first manufacturer, Lenovo has introduced a laptop with the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 to the market. While this laptop processor represents significant progress compared to its predecessors, in order to catch up with Intel, AMD, and Apple, Qualcomm still has to make a lot of improvements.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s G1 Laptop review: Introducing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
For the first time, Lenovo is introducing a ThinkPad laptop with an ARM processor to the market. The ThinkPad X13s is silent and offers a long battery life thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. However, the concept still has some weaknesses, and particularly the performance continues to need some improvements.
MSI Summit E16 Flip A12UDT: 2-in-1 laptop with gaming qualities
The Summit E16 Flip offers a 16-inch touchscreen display in the 16:10 format, Thunderbolt 4, and a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. The touchscreen can be operated with fingers as well as the included MSI input pen.
MSI Summit E16 Flip review: 2-in-1 laptop with pen, 16:10 display, and RTX 3050 Ti
The Summit E16 Flip offers a 16-inch touchscreen display in the more office-friendly 16:10 format, Thunderbolt 4, and a dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU. The touchscreen can be operated with fingers or the included MSI input pen.
Intel Core i9-13900K and Intel Core i5-13600K review: More cores and a higher clock speed with Raptor Lake
AMD has already moved ahead this year, but now Intel is catching up, fighting for the crown of the fastest gaming CPU in the world. Find out in this detailed review of the Intel Core i9-13900K and the Intel Core i5-13600K whether Intel succeeds in this.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 review: One of the most powerful RTX 3050 Ti laptops
The IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 stands out from the masses of affordable gaming laptops particularly in two aspects: The TGP of the graphics card is relatively high, and the image quality turns out surprisingly good. Find out in our test, whether this is a real insiders' tip.
Eleglide Coozy review: Fast e-scooter with air tires and a good range
It is not surprising that e-scooters are fashionable right now. They are significantly more affordable than e-bikes and get the rider to their destination without having to contribute their own muscle power. In the case of the Eleglide Coozy, this can even be at a distance of 40-50 kilometers (~25-31 miles). We tested the e-scooter extensively.
Test verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4: Samsung should offer a foldable smartphone with another form factor
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 impresses in our test with a robust and proven design. However, not much has changed compared to the Fold3. A new XXL foldable smartphone with a more user-friendly display format would have complemented the foldable Samsung lineup in a useful way.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G review - Improved foldable smartphone shatters dreams of foldables
With more robustness, Galaxy Z Fold in its fourth generation aims to be more suitable for everyday operation. While the Fold 4 is a solid upgrade with its brighter dynamic AMOLED panel, the camera of the Galaxy S22+, and the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, it remains behind expectations.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 again shows the potential of the Ryzen 6000
With the ThinkPad Z series, for the first time there is a dedicated high-end series from Lenovo for the AMD Ryzen chips. Even if the Z16 unfortunately had a few problems in our review, our test again showed the potential of the AMD CPUs.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1 laptop review: Powerful AMD flagship with a hickup
A high quality, a high performance, and even relatively efficient with current AMD Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics - what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, actually. But it was really only one problem with the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 G1, that created difficulties for our test evaluation.
Google Pixel 6a: The most affordable Pixel is just as fast as its more expensive sibling models
Although the Pixel 6a is the smallest and most affordable Pixel smartphone from Google, its performance is high. With the Tensor SoC, the 6.1-inch smartphone offers the same performance as the more expensive Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which makes it extraordinarily fast for the mid-range. In addition, it offers extensive equipment including an AMOLED display and a powerful dual-camera system.
Google Pixel 6a review - Powerful mid-range smartphone with a small display handicap
The small, 6.1-inch Google Pixel 6a is very fast and offers perhaps the best cameras in the smartphone mid-range. In addition, it scores with a bright AMOLED display, a good battery life, and a long period of updates. However, particularly the display of the Android 13 smartphone might cause some mixed feelings, as our test shows.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ARH7 laptop review: Ryzen 5 6600HS meets good 16:10 display
With the IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ARH7, Lenovo creates a very exciting overall package. Until now, we did not have a Ryzen 5 6600HS with an integrated Radeon 660M in our test. In addition, there is a bright 16:10 display with a high sRGB coverage.
Minisforum NUCXi7 desktop PC review: Ultra slim gaming PC with GeForce RTX 3070 and Core i7-11800H
With the NUCX series, the Minisforum system manufacturer offers a full-featured gaming PC, using almost exclusively laptop components. We were able to get our hands on a NUCXi7 and took a more detailed look at the model, running it through our test course. You can find all the important information on this exciting device in our extensive review here.
Asus Zenfone 9 verdict: The software support of the small flagship smartphone is still lacking
The Zenfone 9 leaves a positive impression in our test. In addition to a high performance and very attractive gimbal technology, the Asus smartphone includes extensive equipment such as a low-noise 3.5mm audio port. On the other hand, there is still room for improvement in the update support.
Asus Zenfone 9 review - Light 5G smartphone almost without any alternative with its compact size
The Asus Zenfone 9 is particularly attractive with its compact design. At the same time, the Asus smartphone also offers very powerful hardware with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 16 GB of RAM, and a gimbal main camera. Find out in our review whether a purchase of the lightweight smartphone is worthwhile.
Do smartphone manufacturers often cheat in their advertising of display brightness?
Like the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the Xiaomi 12S Pro shows a discrepancy between the advertised manufacturer specifications and our brightness measurements. However, this not only goes for Xiaomi smartphones, but we also observed the same problem in the OnePlus or Oppo smartphones, for example.
Ace Magician TK11-A0 review: Efficient mini PC with Thunderbolt 4 and additional useful features
Under the label Ace Magician TK11-A0, Minipc Union offers a modern office PC for many usage scenarios. Find out about the performance of this Tiger Lake SoC in this detailed review with numerous measurements and benchmarks.
Xiaomi 12S Pro review - 5G smartphone with Leica cameras and powerful equipment
As already the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, the upper-class smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer also uses the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, UFS 3.1 storage, and an LTPO AMOLED panel. In addition, the Xiaomi smartphone offers fast 120-Watt charging. At about 800 Euros (~$803), is this a rounded package?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S – An affordable 4G smartphone with a 90-Hz AMOLED
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S shows that you don't have to spend a lot of money for a smartphone that is suitable for everyday tasks and well-equipped. For 200 Euros (~$199), you also get an AMOLED screen with 90 Hz, 108-MP camera, and 5000-mAh battery that can be fully recharged in less than an hour using the included 33-Watt charger.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S smartphone review - 90-Hz AMOLED and 108-MP camera for 200 Euros (~$199)
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S officially only costs 200 Euros (~$199), it still offers extensive equipment. The highlight of the 6.43-inch smartphone is its 90-Hz AMOLED panel, which offers a very good image quality. In addition, the equipment includes a 108-MP camera, a 5000-mAh battery, and a 33-Watt charger for quick charging. Our test shows whether it is worth buying.
The compact Surface Laptop Go 2 from Microsoft needs a keyboard illumination
With the Surface Laptop Go 2, Microsoft continues to offer a compact 12-inch companion that scores with sufficient performance and a high-quality case in everyday operation. Besides the price being too high, the laptop particularly lacks a keyboard illumination.
Asus ROG Phone 6: The best gaming smartphone has been improved again
With the ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro, Asus updates its gaming smartphone to the newest technologies. While it brings a more comprehensive upgrade this year, there are also some reasons for complaint. We summarize the results of our tests for you.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review - Compact companion with old hardware
Microsoft keeps the compact Surface Laptop Go, equipping the second generation with Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs. While the performance is sufficient for everyday tasks and the case and display are decent, the price is too high and there is no keyboard illumination.
Asus ROG Phone 6 and 6 Pro review - Probably the best gaming smartphone
The ROG phone takes up the design of the similarly named laptop series, standing for gaming performance without compromises in pocket format. Asus again uses the most powerful Qualcomm SoC and offers optional active cooling for the first time. In addition, the camera finally also received an upgrade.
Too powerful i9-12900HX consumes resources: Aorus 17X XES gaming laptop
An extremely fast processor, a lot of RAM, a 360-Hertz panel, and the RTX 3070 Ti create high expectations. In addition to gaming, the laptop is also supposed to be able to handle some work, leading to some mixed results in our tests.
Aorus 17X XES review: Gaming laptop with an i9-12900HX offers top performance
With its 360-Hertz panel, RGB keyboard, and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the Gigabyte laptop is fully designed for gaming. At the same time, the Intel processor used and the amount of RAM also offer abundant power. How exactly this turns out will be shown by our benchmarks and gaming tests.
Apple MacBook Air M2 review - The faster 10-core GPU isn't worth it
After we tested the basic model, we now also got our hands on the faster version of the new MacBook Air with 16 GB of RAM, a large 1-TB SSD, and the faster 10-core GPU version of the M2 and ran it through our tests. However, the graphics update is particularly disappointing, since the passively cooled MacBook Air M2 needs to throttle its performance quickly.
Huawei MatePad Paper: The multi-purpose specialist device with E Ink display
Those looking for a tablet for surfing and reading should take a closer look at the MatePad Paper with an E Ink panel. We summarize our conclusions from the test.
Huawei MatePad Paper review – The E Ink tablet can handle Android apps
The MatePad Paper is an unusual tablet. The black-and-white E Ink display makes sure of this. However, you can also install Android apps. We evaluate in our test whether the MatePad Paper can be suitable for everyday use.
Lenovo V17 G2 reviewed: The 17-inch laptop is affordable when going without the MX350
The Lenovo V17 G2 is an entry-level 17-inch office laptop that is also targeted toward multimedia content with its Nvidia graphics. However, our test shows that the GeForce MX350 doesn't make sense in this laptop class and that the more affordable model with the Intel Core i5 and Intel iGPU is the better choice.
Lenovo V17 G2 review: 17-inch laptop with unrewarding MX350
With its 17-inch display, Nvidia graphics, and Intel's Core i7 CPU, Lenovo's V17 G2 is well suited for office and multimedia tasks, including simple gaming. Our review shows whether the additional premium for the top equipment is worthwhile for the otherwise affordable laptop.
Zotac ZBOX PI336 pico review: A pocket PC with Intel Celeron N6211 and 4 GB of RAM
Under the label ZBOX PI336 pico, Zotac markets very compact desktop PCs that can easily fit in your pant pocket. However, the current model based on an Elkhart Lake SOC is not always convincing. Find out in this review with numerous benchmarks what the Zotac ZBOX PI336 pico with the Intel Celeron N6211 is able to do.
The new Huawei MateBook D 16 is not a price-performance champion
Until now, the MateBook D 16 from Huawei has been a 16-inch multimedia laptop with a good price-performance ratio. However, this isn't the case anymore with the new 2022 model, since the change to an Intel-i7 processor increases the price significantly and is also accompanied by some additional problems.
Huawei MateBook D 16 2022 review - Multimedia laptop now in 16:10 format and with number pad
Until now, the MateBook D 16 has always been an affordable multimedia laptop with AMD CPUs, but the new 2022 model uses an Alder Lake processor from Intel. However, this only runs with the brakes applied, and the price has also increased to 1299 Euros (~$1311).
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 test: Entry-level workstation with a clumsy AI
The affordable HP ZBook Power 15 G8 is a high-performance workstation with at most an Intel Core i7, an Nvidia T600, and a 400-nits FHD display. It is particularly interesting for students, engineers, architects, and product developers.
HP ZBook Power 15 G8 laptop review: A lot of high-end in an affordable workstation
In our laptop test, HP's affordable ZBook Power 15 G8 with Intel's Core i7-11800H shows a good but inconsistent workstation performance. Our test unit comes with an Nvidia T600 and scores with a very good battery life, excellent input devices, and bright FDH panel.
Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022): High priced and power hungry
A Core i9-12900H CPU and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU will bring all the current games smoothly to the matte 4k display (IPS, 144 Hz). The latter also scores with a good color reproduction and high brightness.
The best smartphones in summer 2022: Testing 26 smartphones
Those who are looking for a trusty smartphone companion for the hot days have had many interesting choices from smartphone manufacturers in the last few months. In this article, you can find out which devices are personal favorites of our testing team for more than just a day at the lake.
Razer Blade 17 (Early 2022) review: Elegant 4k gaming laptop with a bright screen
A Core i9-12900H and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti provide sufficient performance for 4k gaming, video processing, and rendering. The matte 4k display (IPS, 144 Hz) scores with a good color reproduction and high brightness. Our test shows what else the new Blade 17 in the high-end configuration can do.
Asus ExpertCenter D9 SFF D900SC review: A compact office PC for professional use
With the ExpertCenter series, Asus offers some powerful business PCs whose equipment and build already remind us of a small workstation. But in order to find out whether we can also expect a similar performance, we looked at the D9 SFF D900SC in more detail and ran it through numerous benchmarks.
Schenker XMG Apex 15 Max: Gaming laptop with Ryzen 9 5900X
Schenker combines a socketed Ryzen 9-5900X CPU with a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. This results in a powerful laptop that strikes a good figure in scenarios that demand a lot of performance, be it gaming, video processing, or rendering. However, potential buyers shouldn't require a good battery life, quiet operation, or lower power consumption.
XMG Apex 15 Max (Clevo NH57VR) review: Gaming laptop with a desktop CPU
Schenker combines a socketed Ryzen 9-5900X CPU with a GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU. This results in a powerful laptop that strikes a good figure in the areas of gaming, video processing, and rendering. However, a long battery life, quiet operation, and low power consumption shouldn't be too important for potential buyers here.
Dell XPS 17 9720 review - The premium multimedia laptop starts to show its age
The current Dell XPS 17 9720 is receiving the new Intel Alder Lake processors with the continued ability to combine them with RTX GPUs from Nvidia. However, compared to the predecessor, the graphics performance was reduced and the cooling is slightly weak overall. It's about time for an extensive update.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE: Without the ability to upgrade it, a gaming laptop is only half as good
A powerful performance, a great display with 240 Hz, and relatively slim - what more could a gamer's heart wish for? But to offer all that, Acer makes one large compromise with the Predator Triton 500 SE, sacrificing the ability to upgrade it. That should really be a no-go for a gaming laptop.
Acer Predator Triton 500 SE review: Slim gaming laptop with RTX 3080 Ti and Alder Lake
Gaming laptops are often thick bricks - but not so the Acer Predator Triton 500 SE. With a relatively slim aluminum case, the Taiwanese manufacturer attacks known competitors such as the Razer Blade 17. Our detailed test reveals whether this attempt is crowned by success.
Primestation Pulsar desktop PC review: AMD Ryzen Pro with passive cooling and sustainable production
Prime Computer has a very particular vision with the Primestation Pulsar. The concept of the powerful office PC is to be sustainable in all regards. We take a closer look, running it though our tests, and find that the fanless concept can be quite convincing.
Camera test - 4 years of smartphone development with a result that raises many doubts
In this camera comparison, we look at the development in the photo quality of smartphones in the last four years, taking the flagship smartphone series from OnePlus as an example. We include the OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 7T Pro in our comparison, with results that leave open some questions.
MSI Katana GF66 test: New hardware but old problem areas
The MSI Katana GF66 12UGS belongs to the most affordable gaming laptops with the powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. After the upgrade to Intel's newest processor generation, the main problem of the plastic sword still has not been remedied.
MSI Katana GF66 12UGS laptop review: The update to Alder Lake brings significantly more performance
This is exactly what the Katana GF66 offers. After the upgrade to Alder Lake, the Katana gaming laptops are even more powerful. However, to end up at a sales price of around 2000 Euros ($2142), MSI cuts some corners in many areas. With this, the gaming laptop looks better on paper than some of our measurements reveal.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650RX: Gaming racer with two displays
A Ryzen 9-6900HX APU and GeForce RTX 3080-Ti Laptop GPU bring all the current games smoothly to the contrast-rich 4k display (16:10, IPS, 100% DCI-P3, FreeSync). They are accompanied by 4 TB of storage (RAID 0), 64 GB of working memory, and a surprisingly good battery life.
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 review: An unusual gaming laptop with a good battery life
A Ryzen 9 6900HX APU and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU bring all the current games smoothly to the matte 4k screen (IPS, DCI P3, FreeSync) in the 16:10 format. They are accompanied by 4 TB of storage (RAID 0), 64 GB of working memory, and a surprisingly good battery life.
Zotac ZBOX Magnus review: GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile and Tiger Lake SoC in a 2.65 Liter case
The Magnus series from Zotac has already been known for a while. At this point, the series also includes some compact desktop PCs that are supposed to serve as work machines or as in this case, a full-blown gaming PC. The equipment reminds us of a good gaming laptop, since the compact build requires a well-designed cooling system. Find out in this review, how this worked out and what you can expect from the mobile GeForce RTX 3070.
HP Victus 16 review: Affordable gaming laptop with AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU
In the most affordable version of the Victus 16, HP combines a Ryzen 5 5600H with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which promises plenty of performance for the 144-Hz FHD display. If it only wasn't for the mediocre image quality…
MSI Katana GF76 test: RTX 3070 Ti for less than 2000 Euros (~$2084)
The 17-inch MSI Katana GF76 12U is available with almost all the available RTX graphics cards up to the RTX 3070 Ti, while being listed as one of the most affordable gaming laptops in almost all the configurations. We tested it to find out what the affordable gamer is worth.
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS review: Is one of the most affordable RTX 3070 Ti gaming laptops worth it?
Both the 15-inch and the 17-inch versions of the Katana are some of the most affordable gaming laptops on the market. The powerful hardware of our test configuration with Alder Lake and RTX 3070 Ti can hardly be the reason for this, so where did the manufacturer make the cuts? Our test will find out.
Asus VivoBook 17 (F712JA) test: Affordable 17-inch laptop with semi-passive cooling
Asus' VivoBook 17 is a quiet multimedia laptop with a good system performance, clear FHD display, and acceptable sound. Our full test shows how the case, keyboard, and small battery fare in the maintenance friendly device.
Asus VivoBook 17 (F712JA) review: Affordable 17-inch laptop with passive cooling
The Asus VivoBook is an affordable multimedia laptop with a sharp 17-inch display, semi-passive cooling of the CPU, and good speakers. But is this sufficient to stand up to the competitors? Our test evaluates the performance, volume, battery live, keyboard, and quality of the laptop.
Camera comparison: These Android smartphones take the most beautiful pictures
Currently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Find X5 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Google Pixel 6 Pro are probably the best camera smartphones in the Android segment. We compared them in our test and got some surprising results.
MSI Pulse GL66 test: RTX-3060 gamer with Alder Lake i9 in need for optimization
A fairly new gaming series with Alder Lake Core i9 and RTX 3060? Just give it to me now! What, USB 2.0, no Thunderbolt, a dark display with weak response time, a short battery life, and a badly adjusted Core i9? Why did you do that, MSI?
MSI Pulse GL66 review: Is the i9-12900H improving the RTX-3060 gaming laptop or only making it more expensive?
Last year, MSI started a new gaming series with the Pulse. But apparently, a new series even from an experienced manufacturer can still run into some early troubles and reveal the need for optimizations. Our extensive test shows what needs to improve.
Huawei MateBook 14 laptop (i7-1165G7) test: An affordable MacBook-Air competitor with 3:2 touchscreen
With the MateBook 14, Huawei offers an affordable midrange ultrabook with a design similar to the MacBook. It is well equipped with a 3:2 touchscreen and Core i7-1165G7, but is this sufficient to compete with AMD's Ryzen 5 5500U or Apple's MacBook Air with the M1 SoC?
Huawei MateBook 14 (2021) review: MacBook Air with touch?
With the MateBook 14 2021, Huawei offers a very high-quality mid-range ultrabook with a touchscreen in the 3:2 format. Our test shows how it fares against its competitors including the MacBook Air M1 and whether an AMD or Intel processor inside the case can do a better job.
Apple blows up the price-performance scale with the iPhone SE 2022
A smartphone with top performance for less than 520 Euros (~$566)? The Apple iPhone SE 2022 makes this possible. However, you also have to accept some compromises for this.
Apple iPhone SE 2022 smartphone review - Affordable iPhone dwarf with 5G and retro charm
The iPhone SE gets more expensive in 2022 but still continues to be the most affordable Apple smartphone. Thanks to its very current A15 chip, it should be hard to beat in its price class in terms of performance. But does the iPhone SE still justify the interest, considering the powerful in-house alternatives?
Lenovo V15 Gen 2 AMD test: Speed boost on an antique display
With the V15 Gen 2 AMD, Lenovo creates quite an upgrade: AMD's hexa-core leaves everything else behind, particularly its predecessor with an Athlon Gold CPU. In addition, the office laptop is now more compact and very light at 1.64 kg (~3.6 lb). The stability is acceptable and the keyboard good. Unfortunately, the FHD display uses outdated technology.
Lenovo V15 Gen 2 AMD review: Hexa-core machine with a caveat
Lenovo now equips the V15 G2 with a hexa-core processor from AMD but still keeps the Full HD resolution in its TN display with weak viewing angles. Our test will show whether the affordable entry-level device is still good for doing some regular work.
Intel NUC 12 Dragon Canyon review with Intel Core i9-12900
The current Intel NUC 12 Extreme Kit includes the Compute Element we already know. Yet there are still some essential changes, since with a socketed CPU based on the LGA1700, the Compute Element can even house various processors. With the preinstalled Intel Core i9-12900, you currently get a really fast and compact system.
Xiaomi 12: A small smartphone with high-end equipment
The small 6.28-inch Xiaomi 12 is part of the new flagship series from Xiaomi and offers correspondingly powerful equipment. With the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, it is just as fast as the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Except for the different form factor and camera setup, it shares a lot of equipment characteristics with the top model.
Galaxy S22 Ultra: Samsung's top smartphone still needs to work out some kinks
While Samsung's new top smartphone is a tour de force in our test, it also shows some weaknesses. Find out here where exactly the problems lie and why this probably won't really be such a big deal.
Xiaomi 12 smartphone review - A compact and powerful premium package
Flagship smartphones should be as large as possible - at least that is what many manufacturers seem to think. The Xiaomi 12 does exactly the opposite: at 6.28 inches, it is as compact as the Apple iPhone 13 but still delivers a performance worthy for a flagship. As our test shows, it also plays in the top league in terms of the rest of the equipment.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G review - The fusion of two smartphone models
With the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung combines the top models of the S and the Note series. The smartphone uses high-end components in all areas and splurges in superlatives. Find out in our test, whether this combination succeeds and where there might be some problem areas.
Mixed feelings with the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2: Not right for everyone
With a 4K display and RTX graphics card, the basics are ideal for working with videos and images. But aside from that, our test also reveals some weaknesses that can only be balanced by the price point.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2: Testing the creator laptop with RTX and 4K
With the second generation of its multimedia laptop, Lenovo addresses some complaints about the predecessor. The ThinkBook 15p G2 shows some improvements and offers almost everything you could ask for in terms of media creation. Thanks to an Nvidia RTX and a powerful Tiger Lake processor, there is a lot of performance. However, a few weaknesses also remain.
Huawei P50 Pro: Once at the top, it has now become exotic
Huawei remains the most prominent victim of the trade war between the US and China. The smartphone brand has downright plummeted. The P50 Pro comes to Europe and is still able to impress in many areas. But the sanctions are also very noticeable.
Huawei P50 Pro review - The camera reference among smartphones stands apart
The Huawei P50 Pro is the first smartphone of the series that uses a Qualcomm SoC, but otherwise it is completely focused on photography. The new Leica camera promises a high image quality and the P50 Pro also has to offer a lot in other regards. On the other hand, 5G and the Google services continue to be missing.
Verdict on the Huawei P50 Pocket: A foldable smartphone turns into a fashion accessory and camera dream
The Huawei P50 Pocket offers some interesting equipment in addition to the foldable OLED panel. However, the high price point of the foldable may not turn a purchase of the 1200-Euro (~$1310) smartphone from Huawei into an attractive proposition.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14 OLED review: A subnotebook with a lot of CPU power
Optionally, Lenovo also offers its compact 14-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro subnotebook with an OLED display and dedicated GeForce MX450. At the same time, you also don't have to make do without a very powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor in this configuration.
Huawei P50 Pocket review: The folding smartphone brings some positive and negative surprises
In many aspects, the Huawei P50 Pocket is an equal to a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, and in one point, the Huawei smartphone even surprises with an unexpected quality for a foldable. Find out in this review what strengths and weaknesses we determined for the foldable P50 smartphone.
Testing the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with 8GB: What are the capabilities of the new RTX-3000 series' entry-level model?
In the beginning of this year, Nvidia introduced an additional Ampere graphics card called Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050. The GeForce RTX 3050 now represents the entry into the world of the RTX-3000 series. With the example of the KFA2 GeForce RTX 3050 EX, we take a more detailed look at the performance of the entry-level model.
Corsair One i300 desktop PC tames Core i9-12900K and RTX 3080 Ti in a 12-Liter case
The Corsair One series has been available for several years and now gets another hardware upgrade again. The current Alder Lake flagship from Intel is combined with Nvidia's second-fastest Ampere graphics card in the compact 12-Liter case. Find out in this review with numerous tests and benchmarks what the system can do and how this model generation fares in everyday operation.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 - The new edition of the affordable mid-range tablet
Samsung collects affordable and well-equipped tablets in its Galaxy Tab A series. With the Galaxy Tab A8, this is now expanded by the newest model. The 10.5-inch tablet comes with Android 11, a Full-HD display in the 16:10 format, four speakers, and optional LTE. With 32 GB of storage, the Galaxy Tab A8 is available starting officially from 229 Euros (~$259).
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 LTE (2022) tablet review – A powerful allrounder for significantly less than $300
Samsung updates one of its most popular tablets: The Galaxy Tab A8 follows the Galaxy Tab A7, officially starting from 229 Euros (~$259) and scores with an extensive equipment list as already the predecessor before. Our test shows whether a purchase of the 10.5-inch tablet is worthwhile.
Samsung Galaxy M32 4G smartphone review – A bright 90-Hz screen for less than 300 Euros (~$345)
Even though the Samsung Galaxy M32 is more expensive than its predecessor, it only offers a smaller battery and doesn't support 5G. Is the Samsung smartphone still up to date with this equipment for the 300+ Euros (~345) asking price?
At a low price, the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 reveals various strengths and weaknesses in the test, some of which can be remedied
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R4R1 is an affordable laptop that showed various strengths in our test. However, there are also some weaknesses, even though they can be remedied.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 review: A laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 power but...
For about 600 Euros (~$687), the Acer Aspire 5 A515-45 offers a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor. However, the rest of the configuration, including an AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and 8 GB of RAM, thwart the plans of the elegant, quiet, and cool laptop in terms of many benchmarks, as our test shows.
Fujitsu Lifebook A3510: With Power Delivery, maintenance cover, and DVD burner
Fujitsu's 15.6-inch laptop produces relatively low emissions, does not weigh too much (1.8 kg, ~4 lb), and offers a DVD drive. Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system (upgradable to Windows 11). A positive feature is the maintenance flap that gives access to the SSD, RAM, and battery.
Fujitsu Lifebook A3510 review: An affordable office laptop with a maintenance flap
The Lifebook A3510 produces relatively low emissions, does not have a lot of weight (1.8 kg, ~4 lb) and also includes a DVD drive onboard. The operating system is Windows 10 Pro with the ability to upgrade to Windows 11. A positive feature is a maintenance flap that gives access to the SSD, RAM, and battery.
Manufacturers increasingly try to attract gamers and professionals at the same time - Schenker XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PC70HS) review
The Schenker XMG Pro 17 we just tested shows the attempt of the manufacturer to also design and advertise large gaming laptops as a slim solution for creative professionals. While this may turn off some gaming enthusiasts who value the highest performance, it may also attract another target group.
Schenker XMG Pro 17 with RTX 3080 (Clevo PC70HS) review: A throttled ultra-slim gaming laptop and workstation in one
Like its 15-inch sibling model, the new XMG Pro 17 also comes in an ultra-slim case, while still bringing an RTX 3080. To avoid potential problems with the cooling system, Schenker throttles this. We find out in this test, whether this concept succeeds and why the slim high-performance laptop is more of a workstation than a gaming device.
Acer TravelMate Spin B3: A silent 2-in-1 device with pen input and Power Delivery
Acer's 2-in-1 device offers silent operation, a good battery life, and an NVMe SSD. The touchscreen can be operated either with your fingers or the included input pen. Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system.
Acer TravelMate Spin B3 review: Robust 2-in-1 laptop with pen input
Acer's 2-in-1 device offers silent operation, a good battery life, and an NVMe SSD. The touchscreen can be operated either with your fingers or with the included input pen. Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system, and it can be updated to Windows 11. The price is about 330 € (~$375).
Verdict on the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: The Samsung smartphone often comes up short
The Galaxy M52 5G brings many virtues of a good mid-range smartphone and benefits from a very bright AMOLED-Plus panel. However, the South Korean manufacturer also creates some difficulties for itself, which makes it difficult to recommend the Samsung smartphone at this point.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G review - A powerful 120-Hz smartphone that is destined to fail?
With its light build, 120-Hz OLED display, and 5000-mAh battery, the Galaxy M52 5G should be interesting not only for Galaxy fans, particularly since the Samsung smartphone also supports microSD cards and uses a powerful chipset with the Snapdragon 778G. But there is still a major drawback...
Huawei nova 9: The separation from Honor looks like this?
With the Huawei nova 9 and the Honor 50 the two companies that used to be connected now each present their own smartphone. The result is two identical smartphones, one with and the other without Google Services.
Huawei nova 9 smartphone review: Without 5G but with some special camera features
With the nova 9, Huawei again tries to impress with some cleverly designed technology and particularly the camera software. At the same time, it lacks Google Services as well as support for the 5G mobile communication standard. Our review finds out what the Android smartphone can do.
Test verdict on the Redmi Note 8 2021 - The previous "display dream" now with a weak panel
With its Redmi Note 8 2021 entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi hardly succeeded in creating a real upgrade compared to the Redmi Note 8 from 2019. However, the Xiaomi smartphone is still able to keep up with the affordable Galaxy competitors. Is a purchase of the Redmi smartphone worthwhile?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 review: Can this questionable smartphone update be recommended?
Two years after the introduction of the Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi brings a new version of its bestselling smartphone. However, the Note 8 2021 turns out to be a very modest model update with some technical adjustments that are at times questionable not only on its data sheet.
Xiaomi Mix 4: High-end import with a camera under the display
You can currently only get the Xiaomi Mix 4 via an importing detour. But this can be worthwhile, since two features distinguish the high-end smartphone from its competitors: a selfie camera hidden under the display and fast charging with 120 watts.
Xiaomi Mix 4 smartphone review - High-end with an invisible selfie camera
The Mix 4 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi with a front camera under the display. The glass and ceramics clad 6.67-inch smartphone offers additional purchase arguments with its high-end Snapdragon 888+ SoC, up to 12 GB of RAM, an AMOLED panel, and a triple-camera system with 108 MP. In addition, there is also quick charging at 120 watts, recharging the battery in less than 30 minutes.
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2: The affordable Tiger Lake model is completely sufficient
Those who don't want to spend a lot of money for their work laptop can perhaps find the ideal laptop in the ThinkPad L15 G2 with Intel's Core i3 Tiger Lake CPU.
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 review: An office laptop for 600 Euros (~$680)
With the ThinkPad L15 G2, you can combine the high quality of Lenovo's business laptops with affordable hardware. This results in a powerful and robust device for less than 600 Euros (~$680) that shows what it can do in our test.
Alienware m15 R6 test - Slower 3D performance than the predecessor?
For good reasons, Alienware got a reputation to design good gaming laptops with a great performance and distinctive look. However, in the newest version we see some steps back rather than forward, particularly in the 3D performance.
Alienware m15 R6 laptop review: More efficient, but the RTX 3080 is slower than in the predecessor
Wait a minute, another m15? Yes, after the m15 R5 with a Ryzen processor now comes the m15 R6 with an Intel CPU, which brings the usual advantages and disadvantages (keyword Thunderbolt). Of course, the new Tiger Lake processor is more efficient and also faster than the Comet Lake predecessor in the R4, but Dell applies the emergency brakes in the 3D performance, and the R4 also still has something to say here.
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610: The non-GPU model adds a limited amount of performance
The "smaller" Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 without a GeForce RTX attracts all those who don't want to make do without a powerful, high-resolution display but are willing to forgo a Geforce RTX graphics card to improve mobility. Does this bring a higher battery life and more headroom for the Core i7? Only to a limited extent.
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 review: More performance without Nvidia?
After testing the "large" Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 with a GeForce RTX 3050 and i7, we now take a look at the entry-level model. This time, the i7-11800H comes solo without dGPU. Will it be able to counter the complaint about the below-average development of the processor performance?
Fitbit Charge 5 smartwatch review: Many health functions for the fitness tracker and finally a color display
The update of the well-known fitness tracker doesn't turn out small. In the Charge 5, Fitbit replaces the outdated monochrome OLED of the predecessor with a color version, removes the button on the side, and expands several functions for health monitoring.
Update: ECG and Daily Readiness Score are available at this point.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N: No active stylus with the 2-in-1 laptop
With a Ryzen 3 APU, 8 GB of working memory in dual-channel mode, and an NVMe SSD, Acer's 2-in-1 device is equipped for office and Internet operation. The touchscreen can not only be operated with the fingers but also with an active input pen.
Apple Watch Series 7 review - More display area for Apple's smartwatch
The Apple Watch 7 is mainly distinguished by a larger display without much of an increase in the watch size. The Californians have also equipped it with a fast charge function, but this is as far as the improvements for the newest Apple smartwatch go. Find out in our test, for whom the changes might still be worthwhile.
Acer Spin 3 SP314-21N review: A quiet 2-in-1 laptop with pen input
Acer's 2-in-1 laptop is equipped for office and Internet operation with a Ryzen 3 APU, 8 GB of working memory in dual-channel mode, and an NVMe SSD. The touchscreen can not only be operated with the fingers but also with an active input pen.
Intel Alder Lake-S review: Does Intel have the fastest gaming CPU again?
Starting today, Intel's 12th generation of the Core processors is available for sale, seeking to attract buyers. Find out in this review what you can expect from the new processors and what to know before the purchase.
The Asus VivoBook 15 Pro multimedia laptop offers a high performance but outdated connections
Asus has updated its VivoBook Pro models, offering Intel as well as AMD processors in combination with dedicated Nvidia GPUs and OLED panels. While it takes good advantage of the component performance, Asus made some cuts in the connections.
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro OLED review: Affordable multimedia laptop with a high performance
With the new VivoBook 15 Pro, Asus presents an affordable multimedia laptop that combines a fast Ryzen processor with the GeForce RTX 3050. In addition, the bright 1080p OLED display impresses with luminous and vibrant images.
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max offers top technology but also some small annoyances
With the iPhone 13 Pro Max, we tested the largest of Apple's current smartphones and determined that no other smartphone is as fast and you also cannot get as much storage in other smartphones. But ...
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max smartphone review – Powerful, large, and full of features
Apple again positions the iPhone 13 Pro Max as the spear head with absolute top technology in 2021. Keywords are: a 120-Hz ProMotion display, improved cameras, a new Apple A15 chip, and optional 1 TB storage. We take a detailed look at the top model.
The basic model of the Dell XPS 15 with the Core i5 is simply too expensive
Dell also offers the XPS 15 without a dedicated graphics card. The Core i5-11400H and the UHD Graphics Xe are not very impressive, particularly since Dell also reduces the power consumption unnecessarily. The performance is just too weak for 1600 Euros (~$1863).
Dell XPS 15 9510 Core i5 laptop review: Basic model with the brakes engaged
The Dell XPS 15 continues to be one of the few high-end multimedia laptops that is optionally also offered without a dedicated graphics card. So while those who are looking only for a fast processor should really be at the right place here, Dell also limits the CPU performance unnecessarily.
Apple iPad Mini 2021: Finally a fresh design for Apple's smallest tablet
It was about time: The wide bezels are now finally also things of the past in the iPad Mini 6. Find out here, why else the small tablet impressed us.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 tablet reveals good and bad sides in the test
In our review, the Yoga Tab 11 knows to please with its design and practical kickstand. However, in several areas, the Lenovo tablet is not at eye level with the competitors. During our testing, we were particularly surprised by the system performance needing some improvement.
Apple iPad Mini 6 review – Apple's attractive, small tablet with 5G
Now in its 6th generation, the iPad Mini has received a more modern look and of course quite a performance update. Find out in our extensive test what else the iPad Mini 2021 Cellular is able to do.
Dell G15 5515: A gaming laptop with a long battery life
The Ryzen 7 APU and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU allow playing all the current games smoothly on the matte FHD display of the G15. The laptop offers space for two NVMe SSDs and also has an excellent battery life. Only the display won't win any prizes.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 review - An attractive Android tablet with some unexpected deficits
The mid-range Yoga Tab 11 tablet offers an interesting design combined with pen support. However, in everyday operation the Lenovo tablet shows several weakness that you should know about before making a purchase decision.
Dell G15 5515 Ryzen Edition review: An affordable FHD gaming laptop
The Ryzen 7 APU and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU bring all the current games smoothly to the matte FHD screen of the G15. The laptop includes space for two NVMe SSDs and offers an excellent battery life. Only the display won't win any prizes.
The Sony Xperia 5 III has a unique feature that many users always ask for
The slightly more affordable and also more compact version of the Sony Xperia 1 III distinguished itself in our test with its marked comfort combined with high-quality workmanship. Those who are looking for a compact smartphone with a Snapdragon 888 will hardly be able to give a pass to the Xperia 5 III.
Sony Xperia 5 III review - A top compact and light smartphone with variable focus
With its 120-Hz OLED display in the 21:9 format measuring only 6.1 inch, the Sony Xperia 5 III is a very compact and light Snapdragon 888 smartphone. Yet the Sony device still offers the same interesting camera system as the Xperia 1 III flagship.
XMG Focus 15: The difficult position of the RTX 3050 Ti
Nvidia did not do itself a favor with the strongly varying TGPs of the current Ampere generation. Even though the XMG Focus 15 races past most other laptops with the RTX 3050 Ti, the RTX 3060 is clearly the better choice for gamers.
HP Victus: Inhouse competitor to the Omen series
With the Omen series, HP has been offering visually attractive gaming laptops that are also interesting in terms of their price-performance ratio. Now, the manufacturer introduces a new gaming series to the market with the Victus laptops.
XMG Focus 15 (Clevo NP50HK) gaming laptop review: RTX 3050 Ti at its limits
Considering its GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, the XMG Focus 15 from Schenker Technologies aims to attract price conscious gamers. We ran the 15-inch laptop through extensive tests.
HP Victus 16 gaming laptop review: Powerful hardware in a stylish case
HP's products like to visually distinguish themselves from the masses. With the Victus 16, the manufacturer presents an elegant gaming laptop in the 16-inch format that includes some powerful components.
Yoga Tab 13: Lenovo forgot the camera in its entertainment tablet
The tablets with the cylindrical bulge are back. The Yoga Tab 13 turns out a good entertainment tablet, but Lenovo seems to have missed a development in high-priced tablets.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 tablet review – Multimedia pad with powerful sound
It has been quiet for a long time in Lenovo's Yoga Tab series with its iconic battery cylinder and built-in kick-stand, but now it is back. Will the Yoga Tab 13 be able to reignite the old flame of attraction to Lenovo's multimedia tablets with Android?
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD finally offers similar features as the Intel model - almost
The story of AMD CPUs in Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops is a story of inequality. AMD systems were disadvantaged from the beginning, particularly in the displays. Finally Lenovo has remedied this disparity, so there's not much missing anymore until all the features are the same.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G2 AMD laptop review: With a matte 4K LCD and Ryzen 5000
Until now, the 4K UHD displays had a glossy surface in the 14-inch ThinkPads, and the AMD Ryzen models of the ThinkPad T14 and its siblings were not offered with 4K displays at all. This changes now with the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 AMD with a Ryzen 5000 and a UHD monitor that has a matte surface to boot.
MSI Katana GF66: The gaming laptop wastes a lot of potential
The MSI Katana GF66 is a gaming laptop of the upper mid-range to lower high-end. We were able to test a configuration with an Intel Core i7 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 and found out that MSI still left considerable room for improvement here.
MSI Katana GF66 11UG review: A gaming laptop with wasted potential
Despite being equipped with top hardware, this is what the MSI Katana GF66 delivers. After several benchmarks in our test, the question presents itself whether MSI cut corners in the wrong places. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and the Intel Core i7-11800H are unable to make use of their full performance potential.
The new LG Gram 17: a high performance but too flexible
The LG Gram series stands for extreme light weight that you look for to no avail from other laptop manufacturers. At the same time, the new 17Z90P is still very well equipped for everyday tasks. However, the low weight also comes at the cost of some weak points.
Overextended cooling: The Dell Inspiron 13 5310
Dell's 13-inch laptop comes as a powerhouse in a mini format: The laptop runs with a 35-Watt Tiger Lake-H SoC in addition to a 25-Watt GeForce MX450. Is this a 1.3-kilogram (3 lb) workstation?
LG Gram 17Z90P review: Flexible lightweight with a 16:10 display
With the Gram 17 17Z90P, LG delivers a performance update for the super light laptop series. In addition to bringing the hardware to the current state, some things also have changed in the design compared to the predecessor. The new version with sharper edges brings a lot of performance.
Dell Inspiron 13 5310 review: More graphics, more battery life
Dell's 13-inch Inspiron 13 5310 combines everything your heart desires: A powerful Intel-H processor with 35 watts, a dedicated graphics card, a matte sRGB display in the Full HD resolution, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports, in addition to a large 54-Wh battery. What could possibly go wrong with this?
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G: Is a smartphone without 5G already outdated?
The Samsung Galaxy A22 4G dares to replace the modern 5G mobile communication standard with other equipment characteristics. But is it still able to keep up with other smartphones?
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G smartphone review – AMOLED in a mid-range smartphone without 5G
If this is what you think sometimes and are looking for a mid-range smartphone without support for the newest mobile communication standard, Samsung has an offer for you: The Galaxy A22 4G is more compact than its 5G version, but also slower at a similar price. So is the 4G smartphone only something for 5G fiends?
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng: A multimedia office allrounder
The Envy 17 cg1356ng would really be well-suited for its targeted usage, if it weren't for the very reflective display causing some limitations in where it can be used.
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng review: A large multimedia laptop
With its 17-inch display, the HP Envy 17 is well-suited for the consumption of media contents, as well as for simple games and office tasks. An Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Nvidia's GeForce MX450 are supposed to deliver sufficient performance for this. Our review shows how well this works out.
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro in our test - Not only the display is exciting
The Legion 5 Pro from Lenovo shows many of the characteristics that make a good gaming laptop. The QHD display in the 16:10 format that is very bright at 522 cd/m² was excellent in our test. The CPU and GPU in the Legion appear to be well matched to the display resolution.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 review: A gaming laptop with a bright 165-Hz display
If you open the Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop, you will find a hidden message that indicates that Lenovo probably had the goal of creating a technological marvel here. However, despite the Ryzen 7 and RTX 3070, the designers didn't quite succeed in giving justice to the example from the comics.
MSI Prestige 14 Evo: With improved Tiger Lake to a longer battery life
The new Prestige 14 Evo looks just like the old Prestige 14 Evo. However, an Intel Core i7-1195G7 inside shows what we can expect from Intel's Tiger Lake improvements.
Fossil GEN 5 LTE smartwatch review: Good equipment, but not used optimally
Once again. Even though the Fossil Gen 5 LTE is only comparable with Vodafone (or Verizon branded smartphones in the US), we were very curious: The LTE version, which is almost identical to the regular Gen 5, is the first smartwatch of this brand for us. Our test therefore also includes basic functions such as GPS accuracy and heart rate measurements.
MSI Prestige 14 Evo laptop review: What are the capabilities of the new Core i7-1195G7?
The MSI Prestige Evo was already able to achieve a good evaluation in our tests. With a new processor, this is now supposed to be even better. We evaluate in our test whether this is really the case.
For 1200 Euros (~$1420), MSI only offers working memory in single-channel mode
The Modern 14 scores with a Core i7-1165G7 processor, GeForce MX450 graphics core, and 16 GB of working memory. However, the latter can only operate in single-channel mode. In addition, the laptop heats up a lot under load and produces a lot of noise.
MSI Modern 14 B11SB review: 14-inch allrounder suffers from heat development
The Modern 14 scores with a Core i7-1165G7 processor, GeForce MX450 graphics core, and 16 GB of working memory. However, the latter is only able to operate in single-channel mode. In addition, the laptop heats up very significantly under heavy load and produces a lot of noise.
Sony Xperia 10 III: Trips itself up in the test
While basically, Sony doesn't do anything different with the Xperia 10 Mark III, is succeeded in performing the right fine-tuning to create a really good smartphone. However, as soon as our tester gets excited about it, the Xperia starts bringing up some mixed feelings.
Sony Xperia 10 III review - A compact 5G smartphone with IP certification
Sony squeezes a lot of modern technology into a compact smartphone. In addition to a current Qualcomm 5G SoC, fast USB port, IP certification, and powerful battery, Sony has also equipped its smartphone with a triple camera system that deserves its name. Our test shows where it stumbles.
Camera comparison of flagship smartphones: Which current Android smartphone has the best camera?
These smartphones compete in our extensive test: the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, OnePlus 9 Pro, and ZTE Axon 30 Ultra. Find out in this camera test which flagship smartphone of 2021 will win in the end.
Motorola Moto G20: Good equipment at a low price
Perhaps the Motorola Moto G20 isn't a smartphone for everyone. But it could be interesting for those who don't have a lot of money to spend and still want a 90-Hz display and good performance.
Motorola Moto G20 smartphone review: A fast screen in the affordable smartphone
The Motorola Moto G20 has an unusual processor but looks a little less fancy than the Moto G10. On the other hand, it offers a 90-Hz display. So is this an affordable mid-range smartphone for everyone?
Lenovo should change its ThinkPad T14s to use the 16:10 format
This year, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 stands almost alone among the ThinkPads of the higher price segment. However, its distinguishing characteristic, the 16:9 format, is by no means positive. It is time for Lenovo to change the format.
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G2 Intel review: A very good business laptop despite the 16:9 format
Even though Lenovo renews its premium model of the ThinkPad T-Series from the ground up, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 still keeps its 16:9 format, going against the current trend for displays. The fact that it still achieves a very good result is primarily due to the excellent input devices and equipment.
TicWatch E3 review: Almost as well-equipped as Mobvoi's TicWatch Pro 3 top smartwatch
In terms of the core equipment, the hardware of the WearOS smartwatch is identical to that of the TicWatch Pro 3. This makes it attractive as an affordable alternative to Mobvoi's current top model, particularly since other manufacturers still use the older SoCs instead of the Snapdragon Wear 4100 platform.
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s G2: Workstations with ULV CPUs are getting better and better
In earlier years, the energy efficient "Ultra Low Voltage" CPUs of the U series hardly offered any performance, but manufacturers still packed them into workstation laptops. Even though the modern U processors are still considerably slower than H CPUs, at this point their absolute performance is high enough for new models such as the ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 to be able to deliver sufficient power for CAD applications.
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 laptop review: Ultrabook workstation now with Nvidia T500
P15s, round two: Even with the newest components, the Lenovo ThinkPad P15s does not turn into a performance champion. But perhaps it doesn't have to, and the ThinkPad ultrabook workstation can still be a good catch for users with the corresponding needs.
The Schenker XMG Core 17 (Early 2021) offers space for two NVMe SSDs and supports RAID-0
The powerful hardware of the Schenker XMG Core 17 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the responsive display (WQHD, IPS, 165 Hz, 17.3 inch). The preinstalled Control Center allows you to adjust the performance development of the CPU and GPU.
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Tongfang GM7MG0R) review: Configurable gaming laptop with a WQHD display
The powerful hardware of the Schenker XMG Core 17 is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the responsive display (WQHD, IPS, 165 Hz, 17.3 inch). The preinstalled Control Center allows you to adjust the performance development of the CPU and GPU.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD: Even more performance with Tiger Lake
When a manufacturer already uses one of the most powerful graphics cards in its laptops, a new CPU also needs to ensure a higher performance.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD laptop review: 4K HDR meets RTX 3080
Not only does the Aero 17 HDR YD come with an HDR-capable 4K display, but it is also run by an Intel Core i9-11980HK. Our test will show what this can do in combination with the built-in RTX 3080.
Honor MagicBook 14 (2021): What does the Tiger Lake upgrade bring us?
This year's model upgrade of the MagicBook 14 uses Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs instead of AMD processors. However, we have to search for improvements with a magnifying glass.
Honor MagicBook 14 laptop review: i7 Tiger Lake at the same level as the Ryzen model
This year's update of the Honor MagicBook 14 brings Intel's Tiger Lake processors to the compact notebook. In our test configuration, we therefore compare Intel's Core i7-1165G7 with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U that Honor used in last year's model.
Samsung Galaxy A52 4G: Even without 5G a good successor
Since the availability of 5G across Germany is still something we are waiting for, it definitely makes sense to invest in an LTE smartphone. According to our test, the Samsung Galaxy A52 4G would be a good choice.
Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone review: Significantly more affordable without 5G
Those who can live without 5G will be able to get the Samsung Galaxy A52 for about 70 Euros (~$85) less, depending on the configuration. While there is still an older SoC, the option to choose between two storage configurations continues to be available. Our test evaluates the capabilities of the more powerful of the two.
Lenovo V17-IIL: Low operating noise, low heat development, up to 36 GB RAM
With the V17-IIL, Lenovo delivers a work device for the desk. The 17.3-inch laptop scores with low noise and heat development and an IPS display.
Lenovo V17-IIL review: A quiet home office laptop with a good display
With the V17-IIL, Lenovo delivers a work device for desk usage. The 17.3-inch laptop scores with low operating noise, a low heat development, and a well-rounded IPS display. The unstable case prohibits mobile usage.
HP ProBook 440 G8: Solid office laptop with some potential for expansion
With the 8th generation of the HP ProBook 440 G8, Tiger Lake is now also introduced into this laptop series. However, the performance is still not more than satisfactory.
HP ProBook 440 G8 review: Robust office laptop with a Tiger Lake CPU
The HP ProBook 440 G8 offers simple business features and is targeted for mobile office users. Our test clarifies what the Tiger Lake CPU used here has to offer in everyday operation and what alternative configurations are available.
Asus ZenBook 13 Review - A compact 13-inch laptop with a fast Ryzen 7 5800U and OLED display
The ZenBook 13 from Asus is an ultra-compact 13-inch laptop with an excellent OLED display. Despite its small size, it doesn't lack performance, since with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, a native octa-core SoC runs the slim device. Our detailed review with numerous measurements and benchmarks examines what performance you can really expect and whether the OLED display can fulfill our expectations.
Although the Surface Laptop 4 15 offers increased performance, it still disappoints
Microsoft advertises the new Surface Laptop 4 very aggressively, also openly attacking Apple. However, after our test of the new Surface Laptop 4 15 we are rather disappointed overall, since we don't find much innovation here.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 laptop review: New AMD processor and more endurance
Microsoft presents the 4th generation of the Surface laptop, again offering the larger 15-inch model also with a special AMD Ryzen processor besides the Intel CPUs. Otherwise nothing much has changed, and Microsoft continues to forgo modern connections such as Thunderbolt.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2: Affordable office laptop with Tiger Lake CPU
Lenovo offers numerous laptops that are suitable for office operation. With the second generation of the ThinkBook 15, there is now also an affordable Tiger Lake laptop.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 Laptop review: Affordable Tiger Lake laptop
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.
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7: The mobile workstation convinces in the test with a lot of performance in a small space
HP has shrunk its workstations. But this goes only for the case and not the performance, which, as usual, turns out higher than that of the predecessor. The device comes in a case that is almost 30% more compact.
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 review: A lot of power and a great 4K display in a more compact package
In its HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 mobile workstation, HP crammed more performance into a more compact case. The 119W5EA configuration delivers a lot of power in the test, and also convinces with a great 4K DreamColor display and numerous connections.
Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IHM05: Lightweight multimedia allrounder with a good battery life
The Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing power and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and three-year warranty.
Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty
The slim and compact Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 offers a lot of computing performance and a well-rounded equipment level. This is accompanied by a very good battery life and a three-year warranty.
Acer Swift 5 SF514: Intel's Evo label ensures good laptops
The Acer Swift 5 SF514 is the newest laptop with Intel's Evo label in one of our tests. Not only does the label ensure that the Tiger Lake system performs well, but the rest of the features are also right.
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T Laptop review: Slim allrounder on EVO basis
The Acer Swift 5 SF514 comes with Intel's EVO label and combines a Tiger Lake CPU with a slim design and good mobility. Our detailed review clarifies what buyers can expect from the 14-inch laptop.
Honor MagicBook Pro with AMD or Intel/Nvidia?
The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good battery life.
Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life
The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good battery life.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connections for a business allrounder
Of course Lenovo places the ThinkBook series below its ThinkPads, but as a business laptop, the ThinkBook 15p offers surprisingly few and aged connection options. At the same time, at around $1600 Euros (~$1910), the device isn't really cheap. But at least it also bests the ThinkBook with one feature.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections
Lenovo has equipped its entry-level business series again with a Comet Lake processor, combining the CPU with a GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, and thus turning the device into a multimedia allrounder. With this, it now offers the same specs as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3, but at a lower price. Our detailed test reveals any advantages the ThinkPad might still have or not have, compared to the ThinkBook.
Samsung Galaxy A02s: This is what you should know before buying it
An affordable entry into Samsung's Galaxy? While that sounds good, the Galaxy A02s cut some corners in many places - in so many that it is hardly acceptable anymore.
Samsung Galaxy A02s smartphone review – Korean smartphone with a WLAN problem
The current entry-level model from Samsung's Galaxy A series is the A02s. For barely 165 Euros (~$197), the manufacturer includes a triple camera system and a quite large battery. However, there are a lot of competitors, including other inhouse models, and there are also some really basic problems.
Garmin Enduro review: Garmin's newest smartwatch is currently also the most advanced
The Enduro is at eye level with the flagships of the Fenix series and even improves on some features: trail runners will profit from new and improved technologies, and endurance and extreme athletes from its particular suitability for GPS supported ultra activities. But this does not come cheap. Those who indulge in the smartwatch will probably have large ambitions.
Lenovo makes cleaning the fans easier in the ThinkPad P15 Gen 1
In addition to replacing the battery, the usual maintenance tasks of a laptop also includes cleaning the fan - or fans in the case of models with a dual fan design. This was not an easy task in the ThinkPad laptops of the P series until now. But this is changing with the new Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1.
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 laptop review: Mobile workstation with a weak spot in the keyboard
After we tested the ThinkPad T15g with a GeForce GPU, we now take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 model. The entry-level version of the workstation fares well in terms of the performance, but it shows a surprising weakness in the input devices.
Testing the Samsung Galaxy S21+: The larger version of the Galaxy S21 with a more powerful battery
The 6.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S21+ is the middle model of the three Galaxy S21 flagships and combines the best of two worlds: With equipment very similar to the Galaxy S21, the size and battery are similar to the Galaxy S21 Ultra top model.
Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large
Samsung's Galaxy S21+ flagship smartphone offers all the equipment characteristics that also distinguish the excellent Galaxy S21. But the plus sign in the product label also means that you can expect even more here. And indeed, the Galaxy S21+ delivers: for an additional 200 Euros (~$242), you get a significantly larger display and a noticeably larger battery, among other things.
A delicate smartwatch with a striking display: Garmin Lily Sport review
Patterned displays, colorful cases, and slim watchbands: The Garmin Lily should be attractive to all those for whom the typical smartwatches are too large and dark. However, apparently GPS and NFC did not fit into the delicate case anymore. On the other hand, the software scores with the strengths that are typical for Garmin.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite review: What can the affordable smartwatch do and what differentiates it from the more expensive Redmi Watch
Half the price, less equipment, and a square instead of a round design: In our test, the Lite version of the two current Xiaomi smartwatches shows a lot of good traits, but also some deficits that are due to its affordable price. Those who need some help deciding will also find information on the main differences to the more expensive Redmi Watch in our test.
The Huawei TalkBand B6 turns out to be a small jack-of-all-trades in our practical test.
Fitness bands are a dime a dozen. In its seventh year, the Huawei TalkBand B6 is nothing new anymore, but the combination of a fitness band and a headset is still rare and Huawei succeeds with it. The current version includes an SpO2 sensor for the first time. In our test, we evaluate its reliability and compare its fitness functions with those of Huawei's pure fitness wearables.
MSI Summit E15 - A challenger for the Dell XPS 15 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
The Summit E15 is supposed to make life difficult for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Dell XPS 15 top dogs. To do this, MSI uses the most current technology: Tiger Lake, Turing, USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, and PCI Express 4.
MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment
The Summit E15 is supposed to make life difficult for the established Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme and Dell XPS 15 top dogs. To achieve this, MSI uses the most current technology: Tiger Lake, Turing, USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, PCI Express 4. Our test shows, whether this plan succeeds.
Long-term review: The Garmin fēnix 6 Pro is able to do (almost) anything, and it does it pretty well
The Garmin fēnix 6 Pro is the current iteration of the fēnix Pro series. The smartwatch combines a long battery life with a huge amount of functions. For this, the manufacturer asks for a relatively high price, but this is also quite justified.
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.
Xiaomi Poco M3 Smartphone Review: The 150-Euro smartphone
A smartphone for 150 Euros (~$181), can this work? In the case of the Xiaomi Poco M3, it works quite well. For this amount, you get a 6.53-inch Android 10 smartphone with an IPS display, a triple-camera setup, Snapdragon 662, and stereo sound. As a special bonus, you also get a huge 6000-mAh battery. The purchase price even includes a protective case and screen protector.
12-Watt GeForce MX450 beats the 25-Watt GeForce-MX350 - Testing the Asus ZenBook 14 UX435EG
Asus uses the most current technology in the ZenBook 14: A Tiger Lake processor, GeForce MX450 graphics core, 16 GB of working memory (quad-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 4. A 63-Wh battery ensures a good battery life.
Asus ZenBook 14 UX435EG Review: A compact, mobile multimedia allrounder with an unnecessary touchscreen
In the ZenBook 14, Asus uses the current top technology: a Tiger Lake processor, GeForce MX450 graphics core, 16 GB of working memory (quad-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 4. A 63-Wh battery ensures a good battery life.
Courageous concept, but is the LG Wing niche smartphone simply too expensive?
The LG Wing is one of the most unusual smartphones of the year. The dual-display smartphone offers a very special smartphone concept that is unique until now.
LG Wing Smartphone Review - An ingenious dual-screen concept?
With the Wing model, LG takes a completely new look at smartphone operation. Instead of using a foldable OLED panel, the Korean manufacturer implements a second display below the main screen. Does this make sense, and is it a more robust alternative to a foldable smartphone such as the Galaxy Z Fold 2?
The Lenovo Legion 7 is equipped with a breathtaking 240-Hz display
The Lenovo Legion 7 is an extremely powerful gaming laptop with a 240-Hz display, an Intel Core i9-10980HK, and a GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.
Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05 (Legion 7i) Laptop Review: Top performance and display
With a GeForce RTX 2080 Super, an Intel Core i9-10980HK, and a 240-Hz display, the Legion 7 is clearly targeted toward gamers that don't want to make any compromises in terms of performance even on the road. We find out in our test, whether the compact 15-inch laptop is able to control the heat development.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite: Overview of the test results
With its official starting price of 280 Euros (~$343), the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite belongs to the most affordable 5G smartphones. The rest of the equipment is also impressive, such as the IPS display with 120 Hz and the fast Snapdragon 750G.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G Smartphone Review: 5G and 120-Hz display at a budget price
While there are many 5G smartphones, there are hardly any as affordable as the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite. Yet, the manufacturer still did not cut any corners in terms of the important features, and the 6.67-inch midrange Android smartphone includes a 120-Hz display and a battery that lasts for a very long time.
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Detailed Hands-On Review: Elite of VR headsets, but still not problem free
The HTC Vive Cosmos Elite is practically the VR flagship of the manufacturer. At this point, you can purchase it for slightly less than 950 Euros (~$1147; $899 in the US). Just like the first Vive, it uses external Lighthouse tracking, which works significantly more accurately than the inside-out headsets, which are wireless and easier to move around in. As a VR newcomer, I am stepping into fantastical as well as virtually recreated worlds to evaluate what the future has in store in terms of immersion and what still needs some improvements.
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Review: Apple M1 CPU humbles Intel and AMD
The new entry into Apple's notebook world comes with its new in-house M1 ARM processor in the established case. Find out in our extensive review how the new entry-level release turns out and whether Apple also has to struggle with software compatibility like the Windows-on-ARM devices.
Huawei remains far behind its competitors: Kirin 710A not competitive in the test
With its first Chinese-manufactured SoC, Huawei did not prove to be competitive - at least not in the price range targeted by the Chinese manufacturer. Even the 230 Euros (~$275) recommended retail price for the P Smart 2021 are much too high for what you get. The potential of the chipset corresponds more to the current entry-level smartphones, and this dilemma may not change in the foreseeable future...
Huawei P Smart 2021 Smartphone Review - Is Huawei's first "home-made" SoC any good?
With the Kirin 710A, Huawei has moved the chip production for its smartphones into its homeland China, in order to free itself from the dependency on the USA. However, just this "milestone" also reveals Huawei's dilemma.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE: Overview of the Test Results
Officially, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE only costs 290 Euros ($345; $290 in the US) and convinces with good equipment and performance despite being so affordable. Find out the most important information on the strengths and weaknesses of the 10.4-inch tablet in our overview of the test.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE Tablet Review: One of the best tablets for less than 300 Euros (~$356)
Anyone can offer an expensive tablet, but only few manufacturers offer affordable tablets with good equipment and performance. The stage belongs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE, since it is distinguished by exactly those virtues, and at 290 Euros (~$345; ~$290 in the US), it is one of the best tablets in its price class.
A second look at the Vermeer - AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
After the new Vermeer processors, alias Ryzen 5000, were officially introduced on 10/8/2020, the expectations were high. In a first test of the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X, these expectations were exceeded. In a second step, we will now look in more detail at the new flagship, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, and the entry-level model, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.
A real wolf in sheep's clothing: With the XMG Neo 17 (2020), Schenker delivers powerful hardware in a moderate exterior with a mechanical keyboard
The Neo 17 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the responsive 17.3-inch screen (FHD, IPS, 240 Hz). The level of the hardware is right: a mechanical keyboard, 32 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD (1 TB), and a Thunderbolt 3 connection are included.
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (2020, Tongfang GM7MPHS) Review: Overboost unleashes the Core-i7 processor
The Neo 17 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the very responsive 17.3-inch screen (FHD, IPS, 240 Hz). The level of equipment is also right: a mechanical keyboard, 32 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD (1 TB), and a Thunderbolt 3 connection are onboard. However, the battery life does not inspire enthusiasm.
Does the Redmi 9A reveal too many compromises in the test compared to the Redmi Note 9?!
It can hardly be more affordable than a Redmi 9A. However, you have to accept some compromises when purchasing the low-budget smartphone. Perhaps too many compared to the Redmi 9 or Redmi Note 9 sibling models …
Xiaomi Redmi 9A Smartphone Review: 99 Euro smartphone with long battery life and real dual SIM
There is almost nothing more affordable than a Redmi 9A when purchasing a smartphone. The Xiaomi smartphone with MiUI 12 is already available for significantly less than 100 Euros (~$118). Find out in our review of the Redmi smartphone whether the low price also requires too many compromises.
Google Pixel 5: An overview of the test results
At 630 Euros (~$747), the costs for the Google Pixel 5 are relatively low for a flagship smartphone. There is only one hitch: the Pixel 5 is only 6 inches and uses mid-range hardware. However, as our test shows, the overall package is still right.
Google Pixel 5 smartphone review: Powerful mid-range with Android 11
The Pixel 5 is the new smartphone flagship from Google, and it turned out extremely compact at 6 inches. In addition, the Android 11 phone is not equipped with a high-end SoC but only with a mid-range processor. However, as our test shows, things work out well in the end.
Smartwatch Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS with Snapdragon Wear 4100 Review: Dual display and a large battery ensure a better battery life
With its display technology and powerful battery of an almost 600-mAh capacity, Mobvoi mainly wants to improve the weak battery life that is typical for WearOS – and it succeeds. The fact that the smartwatch uses "GPS" in its name, even though many wearables record routes at this point, is also justified: with GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS is positioned very well.
Processor and graphics core of the Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05 are able to run at constant full power
Despite the hardware from the gaming entry-level, you don't have to worry about the performance. The Legion 5 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte screen (Full HD, IPS). However, the highlight of the laptop is the excellent battery life.
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH Laptop Review: The battery just won't die
Despite the hardware from the gaming entry-level segment, you don't have to worry about the performance. The Legion 5i brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte screen (Full-HD, IPS). The highlight of the laptop is the outstanding battery life.
Poco X3: Not a smartphone for everyone despite the top equipment
With the Poco X3, Xiaomi presents a small price-performance wonder for less than 230 Euros (~$272). The smartphone presents itself very complete and even offers modern equipment features such as a 120-Hz display and a Snapdragon 732G. However, it still has its weaknesses.
Poco X3 NFC smartphone - Equipment champion in the mid-range
With the Poco X3, Xiaomi showers us with specs: a 120-Hz display, a Snapdragon 732G, up to 128 GB of UFS storage, a huge battery, and all that for less than 230 Euros (~$272). So why spend more?!
Hardly any smartphone can offer a longer battery life than the Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung's large Galaxy M51 mid-range phone brings a huge battery but otherwise presents itself a bit stuffy. We tested for whom it still might be worthwhile, and here is an overview of our results.
Samsung Galaxy M51 Smartphone Review – Large in the mid-range
The Samsung Galaxy M51 is a large mid-range smartphone with a huge 7000-mAh battery. Interestingly, it still does not appear too bulky. So is this a hot tip for those who like a long battery life?
The Mediatek Dimensity 820 in the Redmi 10X 5G outclasses the competitors
As the first smartphone ever, the Redmi 10X 5G uses the new Mediatek Dimensity 820. In our test, this selection turns out to be a quite good choice. In the benchmarks, the Redmi 10X in parts outclasses the smartphone competitors, and the Taiwanese manufacturer also improved the efficiency.
Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G Smartphone Review - Faster than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra?
The Redmi 10X is an affordable mid-range smartphone that scores with a beautiful AMOLED panel and the fast MediaTek Dimensity 820 processor. We were positively surprised by the reliable speed of the optical in-display fingerprint sensor, which is excellent for this price range and whose response isn't really any slower than the ultra-sound solution in the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones.
The Ryzen 7 in the Schenker XMG Core 15 budget gamer brings the satisfying moments
We just completed our test on the new Schenker XMG Core 15. In the budget gaming laptop, we are particularly convinced by the new Zen-2 processor, while the RTX 2060 shows some slight weakness. But it is still surprising what powerful hardware can be found in a laptop below 1500 Euros (~$1745) at this point.
Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5NR0O) Laptop Review: AMD gamer with a good price-performance ratio
The configuration we tested costs less than 1500 Euros (~$1745) and is equipped with a powerful Ryzen 7 4800H, an Nvidia RTX 2060, a good IPS display, and a fast SSD. So what's the catch? There really isn't one, even though the XMG Core 15 is far from doing everything right. Particularly the powerful Ryzen improves our subjective impression. All the strengths and weaknesses of the Schenker in the Tongfang case are described in our detailed review.
15.6-inch Convertible With Pen Support: The HP Envy x360 15 (2020)
The Envy offers a Ryzen 5-4500U APU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and an NVMe SSD. In addition, there is a very good battery life. Not only can the touchscreen be operated with finger input, but also with an input pen that is available separately.
HP Envy x360 15 (2020) Review: Ryzen 5 with bad performance utilization
The Envy offers a Ryzen 5 4500U APU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and an NVMe SSD. In addition, there is a very good battery life. Not only can the touchscreen be operated with finger input but also with an input pen that is available separately.
Is the Redmi Note 9 the perfect entry-level smartphone?
In our test, the affordable 150-Euro (~$178) Redmi Note 9 hardly gives any reason for complaint worth mention, considering the price of the affordable mid-range smartphone. However, there is one issue you should consider before buying...
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Smartphone Review - The better Redmi 9 with a 64-MP quad cam
On paper, the Redmi Note 9 is a slightly improved version of its Redmi 9 sibling. However, these small improvements in the spec sheet manifest in noticeable differences in everyday operation. Find out below how the Xiaomi smartphone fares in our test.
The Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA only has a weak battery
The VivoBook scores with a Core-i5 processor, 8 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and an NMVe SSD, but Asus did some cost-cutting with the battery. Update: Beginning October, the VivoBook is also available with a bigger 47 Wh battery.
Asus VivoBook 17 F712FA Review: Lackluster 17.3-inch laptop for home
The VivoBook scores with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and an NVMe SSD. Asus did some cost-cutting in terms of the battery, which only offers a capacity of 32 Wh.
Nexoc GH7: Maintenance friendly with Clevo barebone
Slimmer and more compact notebooks increase a trend that makes it harder or even impossible for users to perform maintenance tasks on their own device. However, those who don't appreciate this can still find laptops such as the Nexoc GH7 in the market.
Nexoc GH7 (Clevo NH77DCQ) Review: Gaming laptop with a replaceable battery
Due to its rather classic build, the GH7 from Nexoc, which is based on a Clevo barebone, offers a lot of space for maintenance options. While the cooling system is also able to keep up well with the GTX 1660 Ti that is used here, it might become a bottleneck with the more powerful GPU options. Our review will clarify what else buyers can expect.
Acer Spin 5 SP513 Laptop Review: Sensibly Optimized and Balanced 13-Inch Convertible
With the new Acer Spin 5 SP513, the manufacturer optimizes the 13.5-inch model of the versatile convertible. With Intel Ice Lake, the hardware has improved considerably and there are additional improvements. So has Acer created a convincing overall package here, or are there still some old or even new weaknesses? In addition, the Intel convertible also has to compete with a new AMD heavyweight.
The LG Gram 17 is able to run almost silently
With the Gram 17 17Z90N, LG delivers a feather-light 17-inch laptop that offers a display in the 16:10 format. The rest of the equipment is also right: Ice Lake processor, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 3. All this is accompanied by outstanding battery life.
LG Gram 17 17Z90N Review: A light and mobile 17-inch laptop with a 16:10 display
With the Gram 17 17Z90N, LG delivers a feather-light 17-inch laptop that offers a display in the 16:10 format. The rest of the equipment is also fitting: Ice Lake processor, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and Thunderbolt 3. All this is accompanied by outstanding battery life.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17: A Large Gamer with the RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
It has been a long time that notebook gamers had to use fat gaming giants. Thanks to refined cooling concepts and hardware that has shrunk significantly, slim laptops can also offer outstanding performance.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 Laptop Review: Slim Gigantic Gaming Notebook with 300-Hz Panel
Asus wants to combine those characteristics in the Zephyrus S17. With Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super in the Max-Q design and a powerful Intel Core i7-10875H, the basic requirements are fulfilled, and using various tricks, sufficient cooling is supposed to be ensured. Our review clarifies whether this concept also really works in practice.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020): Do we really need two Fire HD 8 versions?
In addition to the update of the Fire HD 8, Amazon is also bringing a Plus version of the affordable Android tablet to the market. However, the low price difference leads us to the question: why?
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus 2020 Tablet Review: More RAM and QI Standard
After our extensive test of the Fire HD 8 (2020), we are now taking a look at the Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) to find out whether 3 GB of working memory is actually much better than 2 GB. But the real value is added by the QI compatibility, which again increases the price-performance ratio significantly.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite & Mi Note 10 Lite: Xiaomi is the master of displays for mid-range smartphones
Our test of the Mi 10 Lite reveals a good trend in the smartphone mid-range: The OLED displays used in the mid-range price segment are at a very good level at this point. A while ago (in the 60-Hz era), the AMOLED panel of the Mi 10 Lite could have passed also as a flagship panel.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G Smartphone Review: 300-Euro Price-Performance Champion
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite allows entry into the 5G world for less than 300 Euros (~$355). In addition, the affordable Xiaomi smartphone offers some very powerful equipment combined with an AMOLED panel. Find out in our review of the Xiaomi smartphone whether the Mi 10 Lite also has some weaknesses.
Oppo's Efforts in the Mid-Range are More Promising than in the Premium Segment
Close to its recommended purchase price, we did not find the price-performance ratio of the Oppo Find X2 Neo attractive, but things are a bit different with the affordable A72 mid-range smartphone. In our test, the Oppo A72 scores with very good equipment and a very long battery life.
Oppo A72 Smartphone Review - The affordable Oppo smartphone turns out an endurance champion
A modern design. A lot of equipment. A high-resolution camera. Stereo speakers. With the A72 model, Oppo releases an attractive offering on paper. Find out in our test of the Oppo A72 whether purchasing the affordable mid-range smartphone is worth it.
P40 Lite 5G: Huawei follows through
Despite the forced lack of Google Services, not only does Huawei deliver top smartphones but also devices with a very good price-performance ratio. The latter devices include the P40 Lite 5G smartphone that is available for 400 Euros (~$469).
Huawei P40 Lite 5G Smartphone Review: 5G for 400 Euros (~$469)
With the P40 Lite 5G, Huawei introduces something more than only another sprout of the P40 Lite into the market. The "5G" designation only marks one of the novelties. Our test will show what else distinguishes the P40 Lite 5G from its sibling models.
Samsung Galaxy M31 - The price bargain convinces in the test
The Galaxy M31 is affordable and offers a large battery as well as a bright display. We took a closer look at the device and summarize our test results for you here.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Smartphone Review – Average with some highlights
While the Samsung Galaxy M31 is not available everywhere, it is an interesting mid-range alternative with its huge battery and four-camera system. However, since you have to live with a small amount of storage, is the smartphone still worth it?
MSI Creator 17: A great display in a weak case
With the Creator 17, MSI has introduced a powerful high-end notebook that uses a Mini LED display. However, in contrast to the display, the case does not do justice to its premium price.
MSI Creator 17 A10SGS Laptop Review: Winning with a Mini LED
In contrast to the similarly equipped GS75, the Creator 17 is targeted towards creative professionals as the name already tells us. However, its most unique feature is not the target group, but the brand-new Mini LED display with HDR support. Is it worth the high price, or is the technology just smoke and mirrors?
Fujitsu Lifebook U939: An ultra-light business laptop
Even if there were already some discrete updates to the case, the Fujitsu Lifebook U939 remains a notebook of the old school. However, there is still some room for improvement, and in one place, we would even wish for a step back.
Fujitsu Lifebook U939 Laptop Review: A compact business notebook with LTE
With a weight of less than one kilogram (<2.2 lb), the LTE-capable notebook for business users is worth a more detailed look. Our test will show whether the Fujitsu Lifebook U939 is not only light but also able to deliver some performance.
Fujitsu Lifebook U939X: A touchscreen should look like that!
Regardless how well or badly the manufacturers of tablets and convertibles design their screens, most of them keep the glass surface, which is very reflective and not always suitable in everyday usage.
Fujitsu Lifebook U939X Review: A business convertible with a lot of functionalities
While the Fujitsu Lifebook U939X is clearly targeted towards business customers, it also brings many characteristics that might drive private users towards a purchase. Our review will clarify all the details.
Samsung Galaxy A41: A lot of equipment at a small price
The Galaxy A41 is the youngest representative of the Galaxy A series from Samsung and has a reputation to protect. Until now, smartphones from this family were able to convince with their good price-performance ratio. As our test shows, the Galaxy A41 makes no mistakes either. The 6.1-inch mid-range smartphone offers a lot of value at a price of 299 Euros (~$335).
Samsung Galaxy A41 Smartphone Review: Affordable despite its Super AMOLED display
With its Galaxy A series, Samsung has made a name for itself by offering affordable but well-equipped smartphones. Correspondingly, the expectations on its newest product of the series, the Galaxy A41 mid-range smartphone, are high. With its 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display, an octa-core SoC, and a 48-MP triple camera, the smartphone brings some good prerequisites.
Moto 360 Gen 3 Review: Great smartwatch with a known shortcoming
In regard to the shortcoming, we are not talking about the "flat tire" issue here, the conspicuous bezel at the bottom of the previous-generation smartwatch. In 2014, the Moto 360 was the first watch that used Google's Android Wear smartwatch operating system, now called WearOS. As is well known, this still has one weakness: short battery life. Almost five years after the single known update in 2015, the hardware has also now received several improvements.
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker Review: Twice as expensive as the Huawei Band 4 Pro and also twice as good?
The Fitbit Charge 4 is a new activity tracker that replaces the Charge 3 predecessor. While the monochrome display remained, GPS and the SpO2 measurements are new. In the meantime, Huawei has also enabled the latter in the Band 4 Pro, which is significantly more affordable in comparison. Is the additional cost of the Charge 4 worth it?
Huawei P smart Pro Smartphone Review - The most unnecessary smartphone in 2020
The Huawei P smart Pro is the spitting image of a Huawei smartphone from last year. But not only that - Honor also introduced already another model to the market that strongly resembles the P smart Pro. Find out in our review of the P smart Pro how well the mid-range smartphone with a pop-up camera fares in our test and whether it is still worth buying.
Huawei P Smart 2020: Can a smartphone with a single camera still keep up?
The Huawei P Smart 2020 only brings a single camera lens, and with Android 9, the operating system is also not current anymore. Is the makeshift update of the smartphone still interesting?
Huawei P Smart 2020 Smartphone Review - Comfortable and stale
The Huawei P Smart 2020 comes with Google Services and looks very similar to its predecessor. While it received some new colors and slightly more storage, are the few small changes sufficient enough to keep the affordable smartphone current?
Xiaomi Mi 10: Without good software, a lot of megapixels won't help
Xiaomi advances into new megapixel spheres with its Mi models. But the manufacturer forgets an important point for good smartphone photos: the software.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Smartphone Review: More Megapixels
Manufacturers like to advertise their devices with big numbers, and Xiaomi is no exception here. So by just mentioning a 108-MP sensor, the camera is guaranteed to draw some attention. In our test, it finally has to prove whether more megapixels really make a better image.
Dark, Poor Contrast, Unstable Viewing Angles - The display of the HP 17 disappoints
On the positive side, the HP 17-by2437ng offers a Core-i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. In addition, the notebook belongs to a dying breed that still has an optical drive on board. A Windows operating system is not included.
HP 17 Laptop Review: A simple office notebook with a DVD burner
On the positive side, the HP 17 offers a Core-i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. In addition, the notebook belongs to a dying breed that still has an optical drive on board. A Windows operating system is not included.
Honor 9X Pro: No Google, no problem?
The Honor 9X Pro is once again equipped with hardware that is more than competitive. In combination with the rest of the equipment, the smartphone would be an absolute hit for 250 Euros (~$271), if it wasn't for the lack of Google Services.
Honor 9X Pro Smartphone Review: With a popup cam against the notch
As a subsidiary of the Huawei corporation, Honor must also limit itself to an operating system without Google Services. While this initially works well with EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9, some limitations will show up in the details. Our review shows what you can expect.
MSI GS66: Quite loud for a Stealth notebook
Visually, the MSI GS66 Stealth offers a very subdued and tasteful impression. But as soon as you turn on the device, the fans quickly make themselves heard.
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS Laptop Review: Visually subdued, acoustically conspicuous
While the GS65 had some difficulties against the competitors in many regards, MSI presents a completely updated successor with the GS66. Find out in our detailed review what has changed for the better.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB: Versatile High-End Notebook
With the HDR version of the Aero 17, Gigabyte wants to please not only gamers, but also content creators and multimedia fans. The built-in display puts most of the competitors to shame.
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB Laptop Review: Super Max-Q at the Start
While the Aero 17 HDR corresponds to its predecessor externally, a lot has happened under the hood. In addition to the new CPU, the 17-inch gaming laptop also offers an updated GPU. Find out here how well these fresh components can work with one another.
Huawei P40 Lite: Provision of apps ensured despite the lack of Google Play Store
Due to the trade war with the USA, like all the new Huawei smartphones, the Huawei P40 Lite has to make do without the Google Services despite its Android 10. However, the manufacturer is trying to close this gap in-house - with an alternative app store and a special app search.
Oppo presents the Find X2 Lite with 5G and a 32 MP selfie camera
The new Oppo Find X2 Lite is presented on the official Oppo Potugal website. The main features of the smartphone are a Snapdragon 765G, of course with 5G support, a fingerprint sensor integrated in the display and a 6.4-inch AMOLED display. In terms of storage, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage are available.
Huawei P40 Lite Smartphone Review: Good even without Google Services
The Huawei P40 Lite is the most affordable smartphone in the new P40 lineup. With its 6.4-inch display, the octa-core Kirin 810 SoC, 128 GB of storage, and a 48-MP four-camera system, it competes in the fiercely contested mid-range segment. Only one thing is lacking: There is no Google Play and no other Google Services. Our test shows how well the P40 Lite fares despite this lack.
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Google keeps its smartphones interesting
With its regular software updates, Google not only brings the Android security patches to its smartphones, but their functionality is also expanded. This keeps even older devices interesting for a longer period of time.
Google Pixel 4 XL Smartphone Review: Longer battery life thanks to a larger battery
Google offers the Pixel 4 also in an XL version, whose size allows for a more powerful battery. Not only is the battery capacity sufficient to run the larger display, but it also improves on the overall endurance of the smartphone.
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2070 Super WTF Edition Review: With powerful triple-fan cooling
Untypically for KFA2, the price of the GeForce RTX 2070 Super WTF ranges more toward the top end. But for this you do not get just a simple stock graphics card. The large triple-fan cooling unit looks huge and is also very powerful. We can already say this much, and thanks to some flashy RGB there is also something to behold for the eyes.
Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch: Good is not good enough
Acer's ConceptD 5 mid-range notebook for creative professionals is a rarity with its 17 inches. With an i7-9750H and the GeForce RTX 2060 it is positioned well. The matte display with its 100% sRGB coverage and high AdobeRGB percentage also does not need to hide. Yet, this is not enough for top of the class.
Acer Aspire 5 Review: Casual gaming notebook with an upgrade kit
At an affordable price, Acer's Aspire 5 A515-54G brings solid gaming performance and a brand new Comet Lake processor to your desk at home. Yet we hardly found any reason to complain in terms of the performance or the screen.
Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch Review: Creativity in large format
Acer's 17-inch notebook is almost a workstation, and it is well-positioned with its i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2060. The matte display also does not need to hide with its 100% sRGB coverage and a high AdobeRGB percentage.
Oppo Find X2 Pro Smartphone Review - The burden of an astronomical price
While the Find X2 Pro integrates a modern design and the most current hardware, Oppo is asking a hefty price for its high-end smartphone. Find out in our review of the Oppo Find X2 Pro how the Oppo smartphone fares in the comparison with the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Honor MagicWatch 2 Smartwatch Review: The Huawei clone convinces with graphical fitness charts
The concept of cloning technology, which is usually practiced by Honor and Huawei with their smartphones, also works with smartwatches: Aside from some visual details, the Honor MagicWatch 2 is a clone of the Watch GT 2 from the parent company Huawei. It looks just as elegant and is just as good, and it is more affordable.
Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e Review – Using them together also makes sense
While the Huawei Band 4 is the focus of our test, we are also taking a look at the Band 4e in parallel. While the smaller fitness tracker offers significantly less capabilities, it has one cool, extraordinary feature.
Good Price-Performance Ratio: Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5CP6V)
The demand for compact gaming laptops is increasing. With the XMG Core 15, Schenker is offering a suitable 15-inch notebook that is able to convince, besides having a few weaknesses.
Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5CP6V) Laptop Review: Budget Gamer
The XMG Core 15 from Schenker Technologies is a comparatively light and compact gaming notebook that is available with good equipment for less than 1500 Euros (~$1637). Find out in our test, how the 15-inch notebook fares against the competitors.
HP Notebook 15s: And the fan is annoying again
In terms of optimization, HP still has some work to do with its Ice Lake based notebooks. In our tests, the fan control is either annoying, or ensures a weak performance.
HP Notebook 15s Laptop Review: With Ice Lake CPU and Slim Design
At first glance, the HP 15s offers a decent impression and shows the strengths and weaknesses corresponding to its price class. But first, the user will have to turn off the fan, which is a bit too eager, and there are some small glitches in the graphics. Our review shows what else the 15s-fq1556ng has to offer.
Testing the TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE from Mobvoi
Finally Mobvoi has also released the 4G/LTE model of the TicWatch Pro in Germany. The smartwatch is connected to the mobile network via eSIM even without a smartphone, so you can directly call or get messages using the smartwatch. We ran a brief test on this smartwatch.
Improved Honor Clone: The Huawei Nova 5T has less weaknesses than the Honor 20
A first glance at the two smartphones and another at the specs shows that the Huawei Nova 5T is based on the Honor 20. However, as we found out in our test, there are also some important differences!
Huawei Nova 5T Smartphone Review – Honor Clone With Improvements
Honor smartphones originally were profitable sprouts of some Huawei models that were not much older. At least, this was the case before the subsidiary began to strengthen its own identity and move ahead, as for example when it was first to introduce a the 48-MP camera in the Honor V20. But the Nova 5T from Huawei is really an Honor 20. In this way, Huawei can still use the Google services, since the Honor 20 was introduced to the market before the deadline in the USA.
Intel Core i9-9900KS with 5 GHz All-Core-Boost Review
AMD has put a lot of pressure on Intel in the desktop segment. In order to avoid abandoning the market to the competitor completely, the Intel Core i9-9900K has now been updated as the 9900KS. Intel advertises a stable 5 GHz on all cores in Turbo under load. We evaluate in detail whether this is also true in practical operation, since AMD had some problems with its Ryzen 3000 series to achieve the specified clock speeds in some cases.
The Aorus 17 YA is able to use Intel's Core i9-9980HK to the full extent
Due to the enormous size of the Aorus 17 YA, there is sufficient space for a cooling system that is able to skillfully master the built-in hardware. However, this also leads to other disadvantages that you should know before buying.
Aorus 17 YA Gaming Laptop Review: Extreme performance, extreme noise
It is large, it is loud, and it is heavy. Surely the Aorus 17 is not meant for those who like delicate laptops that operate silently. Instead, it offers a lot of performance for gaming fans, and is targeted towards all those who are not afraid of massive notebooks. We find out in our test, what exactly the new Aorus 17 YA has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Smartwatch Review
Not only does the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 bring digital functions to the wrist, but Samsung has also digitalized the bezel in its elegant smartwatch. This brings a new spark into the operation of the smartwatch. With a heart rate sensor and its own GPS on board, the wearable is also ready for use while engaging in sports activities.
Redmi Note 8 Smartphone Camera Review: With the Pro, the Note 8 finds its master ...
We analyze and compare the camera quality of the two Redmi smartphones. Find out in our camera comparison of the Xiaomi smartphones, whether the more expensive Redmi Note 8 Pro is always able to shoot the better photos, or whether perhaps the Note 8 can surprise us. To give you a teaser: it can!
The practical use of the Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T turns out to be limited
The slim and light Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T scores with an IPS touchscreen display, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode) and silent operation. This is accompanied by a good battery life and two Thunderbolt-3 ports. For the whole package, you have to put almost 2000 Euros (~$2226) on the table.
Acer Swift 7 SF714-52T Review: Slim and light subnotebook for a fat wallet
With the Swift 7, Aces has added a feather-light and ultra-slim 14-inch notebook to its offerings. The device scores with an IPS touchscreen display, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), and silent operation. This is accompanied by a good battery life and two Thunderbolt-3 slots. For the whole package, you have to put almost 2000 Euros (~$2226; $1700 in the US) on the table.
Galaxy Tab S6: Samsung's new tablet flagship for the first time with a dual camera
As a current flagship tablet, the Samsung Galaxy S6 gets only the best hardware. This includes the Snapdragon 855 high-end SoC as well as at least 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space. As the first tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S6 also offers a dual camera with a 13 MP resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Tablet Review: Top technology at a premium price
For Samsung's new tablet flagship, the best is just good enough: As with the first Samsung tablet, the 10.5-inch Android device is equipped with a dual camera and is run by the Snapdragon 855 high-end SoC and at least 6 GB of RAM. The Samsung S Pen is also always included.
GRID (2019) Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks
Following F1 2019 and Dirt Rally 2.0, GRID is the third Codemasters racing game that we take for a benchmark check this year. Find out here whether the demands on the system turn out rather low, medium, or high.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks
While in terms of its content, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is gathering reviews that are rather critical, the technology of this tactical shooter turns out to be quite impressive. Using several notebooks and desktop PCs, we tested which graphics card is needed for what settings.
Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW Review: With a fast 240-Hz display
In the third generation of the ROG Strix Scar, Asus again bets on a lot of RGB illumination. However, what is under the hood is much more important. We have already tested a similar model based on an Intel Core i9, and now we are looking at the slightly more affordable ROG Strix Scar with the Core i7. Find out in this review whether this is the more sensible alternative.
Lenovos ThinkPad L580 is a good office notebook
With the ThinkPad L580, Lenovo offers an affordable office notebook that is mainly able to convince with its keyboard. While you look for any more highlights in vain, the 15.6-inch notebook does not commit any real blunders either.
Lenovo ThinkPad L580 Laptop Review: Reliable office notebook with a good keyboard
Those who are looking for an affordable laptop for the office will invariably encounter Lenovo's L series. We are testing the 15.6-inch L580 that is able to convince particularly with its good input devices.
Currently testing: Lenovo IdeaPad S540 15-inch - A great all-rounder with one weakness
The 15-inch variant of the IdeaPad S540 from Lenovo is new in our test. The all-rounder and entry-level gaming notebook arrives in a high-quality aluminum case and is able to convince in many areas, such as the display. Unfortunately, it also suffers from a significant weakness, which could have been avoided.
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL Review: A great all-rounder with only one real weakness
The 15-inch all-rounder brings a GTX 1650 Max-Q in an elegant, slim aluminum case and is able to draw some attention with many positive values in the test. These include the bright, high-contrast display and the fast SSD, for example. However, it also shows a significant weakness.
Dell XPS 15 7590 Laptop Review: Is the base model with Core i5 and FHD panel sufficient?
Dell is one of the few manufacturers that also offers its 15-inch premium notebook without a dedicated graphics card. Is the version with the integrated GPU perhaps even the better choice if you don't want to use your laptop for gaming?
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Review: The AMD business laptop is good, but the fan is annoying
The ThinkPad T495s with the Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U is a serious alternative to the Intel-based T490s. The price in particular makes the device very interesting, since there are not many compromises compared to the Intel model.
Lenovo V155 Review: Budget laptop turns out as a storage giant
Lenovo advertises the V155 as a productivity platform for businesses. But a first glance at the notebook shows that buyers are looking at a device in one of the lower price ranges. Apart from this impression, our test reveals the real performance of the V155.
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17IRH Review: The well-rounded mid-range gaming notebook is unable to reach its full performance potential
Thanks to the Core i5-9300H processor and the GeForce GTX-1650 graphics core, the IdeaPad is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 17.3-inch display (FHD, IPS). They are accompanied by a NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory, and a good battery life. Unfortunately, the working memory is only able to run in single-channel mode.
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Review: The WQHD HDR panel convinces in the test, but makes only limited sense in an office laptop
Like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme before it, the 14-inch ThinkPad T490 also gets a higher resolution WQHD panel with 100% AdobeRGB color-space coverage. The excellent image quality is countered by a reflective display surface and increased power consumption.
Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA Review: The elegant subnotebook offers a lot of endurance
Asus has equipped the VivoBook 14 with a 72-Wh battery that ensures an excellent battery life. The rest of the equipment is also right: a Core-i5 processor, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an SSD, and a matte IPS display. A Windows operating system is not included.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Smartphone Review – The price-performance king again!
The Xiaomi Mi A3 again aims to offer a lot of mid-range features for little money. However, actually we are not only seeing improvements compared to the predecessor. Find out in our test whether the 2019 model is still worth it.
Dell Latitude 5500 Review: A business laptop with many options
Buyers of the Latitude 5500 have the choice among numerous equipment configurations that offer suitable elements for almost any demand in the business sector. In addition to various security features, there is optional LTE, as well as support for the coming Wi-Fi 6 standard. Our test shows what else buyers of the business notebook from Dell can expect.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019 Laptop Review: Slim workstation with stronger GPU and weaker CPU
Lenovo has introduced the second generation of its slim, high-end ThinkPad P1 workstation into the market. Included on board are the newest Nvidia Quadro GPUs based on Turing, significantly brighter display options, and the newest Intel processors. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 shows some weaknesses in the CPU performance, of all things.
Schenker Key 16 (Clevo P960EN-K) Review: The slim notebook pleases with a lot of computing power
The powerful hardware of the Schenker Key 16 is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 16.1-inch screen (FHD, IPS, 144 Hz). Schenker offers individual configuration options, such as up to three storage drives (2x M.2-2280, 1x 2.5-in) and up to 64 GB of working memory. In addition, the BIOS allows for undervolting of CPU and iGPU.
Gigabyte Aero 15 XA Laptop Review: With OLED panel and 4K in a new design
While Gigabyte has discreetly changed the design of its Aero notebooks, it remains true to its previous line. With the Aero 15 OLED XA, buyers are greeted by a slim and powerful notebook with many connections. We find out in our test what performance exactly you can expect.
Wiko View 3 Review: The affordable smartphone turns out as an endurance champion
According to Wiko, the View 3 is the first smartphone with a triple camera in the price range below 200 Euros (~$223). Find out in our review of the Wiko smartphone whether the endurance champion of the View 3 series deserves a recommendation.
Samsung Galaxy A20e Review: Top equipment at a budget price
Spending a lot of money for a smartphone? It doesn't have to be like that, Samsung says, presenting its affordable entry-level Galaxy A20e for 179 Euros (~$199). It is able to score with astonishingly comprehensive equipment, offering an octa-core SoC, a dual camera, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual SIM, and VoLTE, among other things.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Smartphone Review – A winner with a rotating camera?
650 Euros (~$730) is a lot of money. With the Galaxy A80, Samsung delivers a high-end smartphone with a rotating camera and a front without a notch for this amount. Let's see whether the A80 offers sufficient value for the high price.
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 144-Hz Display) Tongfang GK7CP6R Laptop Review
The hardware of the Schenker XMG Core 17 brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 17.3-inch screen (144 Hz, FHD, IPS). This notebook can be configured very individually. For example, it offers space for up to three storage units (2x M.2-2280, 1x 2.5 in) and can handle up to 64 GB of working memory. In addition, the BIOS allows undervolting of the CPU and iGPU. While the notebook does not show any huge weaknesses, we could complain about the lack of a Thunderbolt-3 port.
ZTE Blade V10 Vita: Short review of the low-radiation smartphone
The smaller sibling of the Blade V10 is priced significantly below 180 Euros (~$203), offers a large display, good storage equipment, and the current Android 9.0 Pie, but makes some compromises in terms of the camera.
HP Envy x360 13 Convertible Review: Display highlight with AMD Ryzen support
The HP Envy x360 uses an AMD processor and at the same time has to struggle with the known prejudices against bad displays. However, we can quickly discard this argument, since not only does the 13.3-inch display offer an excellent brightness at 675 cd/m², but it also offers 120 Hz. Find out in our detailed review whether the performance of the SoC is able to stand up to Intel.
Nokia 4.2 Review: An affordable smartphone with a Google Assistant button
The Nokia 4.2 follows the current design trend with small bezels and a small notch. Added are an affordable price and the current Android Pie. In our review, we evaluate what else buyers of the smartphone with a dedicated Assistant key can expect.
Motorola One Vision Review: Cinema smartphone with a strong camera
The Motorola One Vision follows on from last year's Moto One and aims to set new standards with an updated display and improved camera. What was good, stays - at least that is what the manufacturer indicates, keeping the "Android One" name. Is this a good mixture?
Huawei P Smart Z Review: Mid-range smartphone with a pop-up camera
The pop-up camera has arrived in the mid-range. The P Smart Z from Huawei combines premium features such as the pop-up camera with a price in the mid-range segment. However, the implementation of the Huawei smartphones is not always successful and still leaves room for improvements.
Huawei Y5 2019 Smartphone Review: Better than last year
Buyers have always had to shell out slightly more than 100 Euros (~$113) for the Huawei Y5, and they should know that they cannot expect a performance miracle for this. This year, they will get a display with a notch, an optional faux-leather finish, and improved cameras. Find out in our review, why the improvement really make this a better device.
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (i7-8565U, MX230) Laptop Review
In its current incarnation, the IdeaPad S340 presents itself with an attractive design and good hardware equipment. The optional dedicated MX graphics unit is a nice equipment feature that offers a bit more graphics performance. In this review, we evaluate how the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 turns out.
Analysis: DC Dimming vs. PWM – Can you dim AMOLED displays without the flickering?
Some smartphone users have a problem: The AMOLED display of their smartphone causes them headaches, because it flickers at low brightness levels. DC dimming might be a solution for this. In this article, we explain the new technology and evaluate the advantages, looking at two examples.
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review
The ThinkPad E490 scores with a quiet or silent operation, very good input devices, simple maintenance options, and a long battery life. In addition, the device stands out with a good price-performance ratio. The test unit that was made available to us can be purchased for slightly more than 700 Euros (~$780; currently $678 in the US for a similar model).
Acer Swift 3 SF314 (i7-8565U, MX250) Laptop Review
Acer promises buyers of the Swift 3 an elegant design and high mobility. With its attractive aluminum case and small size, the 14-inch notebook is able to already fulfill those promises at first glance. We evaluate in our test whether the performance of the compact laptop is also right.
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 Smartphone Review
You'd almost have to look with a magnifying glass to find the differences between the Huawei P Smart 2019 and the P Smart Plus 2019. Find out in our test whether the Plus model is worth the small additional price.
Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D (Ryzen 5, RX Vega 8) Laptop Review
Huawei has equipped its MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen CPU, offering an attractive office notebook with a design that is also well-suited for business environments. We evaluate in our review what buyers of the MateBook D with the Ryzen APU can expect.
Samsung Galaxy A40 Smartphone Review
The Galaxy A40 is an affordable mid-range smartphone that can be easily operated even with smaller hands. Thanks to numerous updates, it is very competitive in terms of price and performance. Find out more in our test. Update: Changed SoC label.
Aorus 15-W9 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060) Laptop Review
The Aorus 15-W9 is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 15.6-inch display (144 Hz, FHD, IPS). The components are also suitable: an NVMe SSD, HDD, and 16 GB of working memory. But it is not free of weaknesses: the battery life is meager and there is no Thunderbolt 3.
Apple iPad Air (2019) Tablet Review
This year, Apple has revived a product label that was already thought dead and has fit some new hardware into an old case. The newly created tablet positions itself between the entry-level iPad and the Pro models and faces the high-end competition from Android in terms of its price. Our test will show whether this is a recipe for success.
Sony Xperia L3 Smartphone Review
The Xperia L3 carries over some of the characteristics of its predecessors while also coming into its own with its more modern design. For about 200 Euros (~$225), buyers of the slim smartphone in the 2:1 format also receive a dual-camera system as well as the option to use a microSD and two SIM cards simultaneously. We evaluate in our test what else the Sony Xperia L3 can offer.
Lenovo ThinkPad E485 (Ryzen 5, Vega 8) Laptop Review
In addition to the A series, Lenovo is also offering its more affordable E series with AMD processors. We tested how the ThinkPad fares against the Intel competition and also evaluated whether a configuration with dual-channel RAM brings any advantages. Update: Added further measurements for the alternative Innolux display.
Asus ROG G703GX (i7-8750H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review
Thanks to a hexa-core processor and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, the G703GX brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 144-Hz IPS screen. We also like the rest of the equipment: an NVMe SSD, SSHD, 32 GB of RAM, and Thunderbolt 3. If needed, you could still upgrade the working memory and storage media.
Motorola Moto G7 Smartphone Review
Compared to its predecessor, the Motorola Moto G7 reaches new heights with more performance and more storage. The price remains the same, which makes Motorola's new mid-range smartphone very attractive.
Acer Predator Triton 500 (i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review
With the Predator Triton 500, Acer presents an extremely compact gaming notebook that offers powerful components despite its small dimensions. In addition to an Intel hexa-core processor, Nvidia's brand-new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q high-end GPU is also flexing its muscles.
Honor 10 Lite Smartphone Review
The Honor 10 Lite looks almost exactly like the Huawei P Smart 2019. There are hardly any differences in the specifications either, and even the price is the same. We clarify in our review whether the only improvement users of the Honor 10 Lite can really expect is a better selfie camera.
Dell Inspiron 17-7786 (i7-8565U, 16 GB, 17-inch Touch, MX 150) Convertible Review
The large 17-inch Dell convertible has received a CPU upgrade. In addition to the internal update, the case was also completely redesigned. Find out in this review whether these changes make sense and whether the new Whiskey-Lake-U CPU can ensure a higher performance.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (matte WQHD, i7) Laptop Review
We already tested the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon several times, and now we also take a look at a model with the matte WQHD display. Is this possibly the best compromise?
Toshiba Portege X30T-E (i7-8550U, UHD620) Laptop Review
With the Portege X30T, Toshiba delivers a convertible whose exterior is hardly distinguishable from that of its big Microsoft competitor. At a similarly high price but with many included accessories, we might have a strong-performing alternative here. However, many aspects remain hidden in the detail, and we will reveal them in our review.
Motorola Moto E5 Smartphone Review
The Motorola Moto E5 offers a large screen and large battery at a small price. However, for about 130 Euros (~$149; usually $100 in the US, currently on sale for $70) you can also get some good deals from other manufacturers. We find out in our test whether the Moto E5 is able to stand out.
HP Omen 15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review
The Omen 15 brings all the current computer games smoothly to the matte Full HD display. Hewlett-Packard uses a very responsive 144-Hz IPS panel here, and the rest of the equipment is also all right: NVMe SSD, 32 GB of working memory, Thunderbolt 3.
Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN (i7, FHD, MX150) Laptop Review
The most important feature of the Asus VivoBook S15 S530UN is its green case color. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is a bad laptop. We tested this Asus laptop to uncover its strength and weaknesses.
Dell XPS 13 (9370, 9380) - Overview of all the rumors, dates, configurations, and tests
The Dell XPS 13 9370 is Dell's offering for the needs of mobile power users and enthusiasts. Here you can find all the important information on the current XPS 13 2018, an overview of all the available configurations and reviews, as well as an outlook and rumors on the expected successor model.
Update 12/6/2018: The XPS 13 9380 will come to CES 2019 with a Whiskey Lake CPU.
Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX 560X, FHD) Laptop Review
While Intel and Nvidia still call the shots in the high-end segment, AMD is quite well-positioned in affordable laptops. The best example is the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Radeon RX 560X, which can be purchased for less than 1000 Euros (~$1132). Do the competitors need to shiver? We will find out!
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Smartphone Review
The Redmi 6 is part of Xiaomi's very affordable smartphone series, aiming again to offer a lot of smartphone for little money. However, in the meantime, other manufacturers also offer good affordable smartphones. Our test clarifies whether the Redmi 6 is still a very good deal.
Samsung 860 QVO SSD (SATA, 2.5 inch) Review
The affordable 860 model. Samsung has added a new model for the SATA-3 connection to its 860 series. In addition to the Evo and the Pro, now there is also the 860 QVO, which is significantly more affordable than its siblings (in theory). Our test clarifies where you have to lower your sights for the reduced price.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Smartphone Review
With the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi presents the successor of the affordable Redmi 5A, keeping it at the same price while improving the equipment significantly. We evaluate in our review what improvements are waiting for the buyer of the 90-Euro (~$102; starting at $90 in the US) smartphone and how it fares against the competitors.
Oukitel WP2 Smartphone Review
The Oukitel WP2 combines the two favorite aspects of Chinese smartphones: a robust presentation and huge batteries. But can the rest of the equipment keep up as well?
Umidigi Z2 Smartphone Review
The case of the Umidigi Z2 attracts with its changing colors and the hardware also offers sufficient room for more-demanding tasks. We evaluate in our test whether the Z2 is able to assert itself against the competitors.
Motorola One Smartphone Review
For those who are just looking for a mid-range smartphone with pure Android, a nice case, and a large display, Motorola is offering the new Motorola One. You could describe the concept as "concentrating on the essentials." We take a closer look at the Motorola One in our test.
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531GS (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, FHD) Laptop Review
After the GX501 that was only mobile to a limited extent in favor of incorporating G-Sync, the brand-new GX531 is able to score with Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching. Find out in this extensive review why the overall evaluation is still worse than its predecessor's. Update: CPU and GPU Turbo mode benchmarks added.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Smartphone Review
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is another affordable mid-range smartphone model from the Chinese electronics manufacturer. The showpiece of the 160-Euro smartphone (~$183; starting at $180 in the US) is the built-in IPS panel that does not need to hide even from the smartphone high-end. In our test, the newest product of the Redmi series convinces not only with its display.
Ulefone Armor 5 Smartphone Review
According to Ulefone, the notch in the Armor 5 is a distinguishing characteristic that makes it stand out among outdoor smartphones. We clarify in our test whether this is really the only thing that distinguishes the Armor 5 from the other robust smartphones.
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (i9-9900K, GTX 1080, UHD) Clevo P775TM1-G Laptop Review
Anybody looking for a powerful desktop replacement is at the right address with the XMG Ultra 17 from Schenker Technologies. We evaluate whether the cooling system offers sufficient reserves for its top equipment with the Core i9-9900K and GeForce GTX 1080. Update: The reason for the GPU throttling was found, and there is a higher score due to new software.
Topjoy Falcon Convertible Review (Preproduction Model)
The Topjoy Falcon currently listed on Kickstarter is a mini convertible with Windows 10 and an actively cooled Gemini-Lake quad-core processor. We used a preproduction model from Topjoy for our review, running it through most of our test series. Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of the minicomputer in our review.