Zhiwei Zhuang (Translator)
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, I moved from Singapore to Cologne in 2014 and began pursuing a career as a freelance translator. Much of my translation work focuses on science, engineering and technology. My fascination with computers and mobile electronics began when I was young. And I have fond memories reading countless tech and gaming magazines. Working with Notebookcheck gives me the opportunity to incorporate my personal interests into my professional work.
Spider-Man Miles Morales: laptop and desktop benchmarks
About three months after the release of Spider-Man Remastered, Spider-Man Miles Morales has now also made its way to the PC. In this review, we test out the game to see how smoothly it can swing between skyscrapers with various graphics cards.
Reviewed: Lenovo Legion S7i has the potential to appeal to non-gamers too
Gaming laptops often have a flashy design that separates them from laptops meant for other purposes (which are usually quite understated). However, Lenovo has decided to give the Legion Slim 7i 16IAH7 a very muted design. As a result, non-gamers may also find this Legion laptop interesting.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7-16IAH7 laptop review: slim Legion notebook is just as excellent with Nvidia & Intel
The "Legion 7" comes in two flavours: a normal version and a slim model (with an added "Slim" in its name). Featuring a thin and understated design, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i is aimed at consumers who may find a typical gaming laptop too flashy for their taste.
Luminar Neo Upscale AI vs. Topaz Gigapixel AI: How good is Skylum's new AI upscaling app
Skylum recently launched Upscale AI – an extension for Luminar Neo. We previewed the artificial intelligence solution and compared it with the well-established competitor Gigapixel AI.
Xiaomi Poco C40: Super budget but super slow
The Poco C40 is very cheap even for Xiaomi's Poco line-up. The foray into the realm of ultra-budget smartphones shows that even Xiaomi can't do miracles. We are going to summarise our test results for you here.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks
After gracing the PlayStation 5 at the start of the year, the Legacy of Thieves Collection also arrived on Windows a few months later. We have now taken a closer look at how graphically demanding this collection of remastered games is.
Xiaomi Poco C40 smartphone review – Slow phone with long battery life
Xiaomi's sub-brand Poco is once again trying to penetrate the entry-level market with a phone that features a huge battery and an exotic processor. The Poco C40 even looks great to boot. So does it get our wholehearted recommendation? Well...
XMG Neo 15 with Ryzen 6900HX reviewed: No throttling even without OASIS
A laptop with connectors for external water cooling is already something rather special. Schenker has now added an AMD Ryzen-based model to its Neo 15 line-up. So does it run cooler, quieter and more efficient than its Intel-based counterpart?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022): Laptop and desktop benchmarks
Modern Warfare 2 (2022) not only brings an integrated benchmark to the Call of Duty series, but finally also introduces convenient presets. We tried out the game on several laptop and desktop GPUs.
Schenker XMG Neo 15 gaming laptop review: Ryzen 6000 with liquid cooling ports
Schenker has introduced a new model featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 6000 processor, the Ryzen 9 6900HX, to its Neo 15 line-up. This time around, we are also reviewing this gaming laptop in combination with an RTX 3070 Ti. How well does the CPU with Zen architecture perform against its tried-and-tested Intel counterpart? Read on to find out!
LG Ultra PC 16 (2022) AMD review: This is not a gram.
It is called an Ultra PC and is cheaper than a gram. This 16-inch laptop has a longer battery life than the already long-lasting Intel-based LG gram. What's more, the device only needs a 72 Wh battery (rather than 80 Wh) to achieve this level of battery life. At 400 g heavier, the Ultra PC is admittedly not quite a "gram", but it is still a respectable piece of hardware no less.
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 AMD reviewed: Budget business laptop with long battery life has advantages over ThinkPad T14
The Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 AMD offers long battery life for a low price, has great performance thanks to its AMD Ryzen 5 CPU (Barcelo-U) and is a compelling option with its two RAM slots, low emissions and high serviceability. Unfortunately, our review unit had some stability issues.
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G3 AMD laptop review: Long battery life plus AMD power
Lenovo has improved its budget ThinkPad L14 by giving it longer battery life and a slimmer design. The laptop's advantages over the ThinkPad T14 include having two RAM slots and lower emissions. And the AMD CPU inside is brimming with performance. In this review, we'll also examine any shortcomings the device may have.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless review - Powerful over-ear headphones with ANC
Sennheiser has released its next generation of Bluetooth headphones. The new Momentum 4 features a new design and improved ANC. The manufacturer claims the premium headphones can last up to 60 hours on a single charge. Read our review to find out whether this is true and much more about the headphones.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT: Powerful budget smartphone for gaming and entertainment
Xiaomi's Poco line of smartphones stand out with their great value for money. The latest addition to the line-up – Poco X4 GT – is no exception. Despite officially costing just 380 Euro (around US$370), the 6.6-inch phone is capable of delivering upper mid-range performance and also features a 144 Hz IPS display.
Xiaomi Poco X4 GT smartphone review - Affordable high-performance phone with 144 Hz display
Xiaomi's Poco line-up is filled with affordable smartphones with good specs. One such phone is the Xiaomi Poco X4 GT, which is officially available for 380 Euro (around US$370) and offers an exciting combination of a high-end processor, a fast 144 Hz display and a large battery. Is this more than enough for everyday use? We put the phone through its paces in our review.
The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 suffers from having a poor keyboard
One major highlight of the 13-inch Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is that it weighs just slightly under 1 kg, making the device exceptionally portable. However, the keyboard is one of its weaknesses, and the Alder Lake-P processor inside isn't particularly efficient.
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 laptop review - powerful ultraportable laptop under 1 kg
The new Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon is a compact 13-inch laptop that weighs less than 1 kg thanks to its body made of carbon fibre and magnesium. Despite this, the Alder Lake-P processor manages to deliver great performance and the laptop also features a 90Hz WQHD touchscreen.
Acer TravelMate P6: lightweight, long-lasting 14-inch laptop with a 16:10 display
The TravelMate offers a Tiger Lake Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and excellent battery life. Acer has made a great choice by giving the laptop a 14-inch display with a work-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) and providing a three-year warranty on the device (two years in the US).
Acer TravelMate P6 TMP614P-52 review: Lightweight office notebook with great battery life
The TravelMate offers a Core i7 processor (Tiger Lake), 16 GB of RAM and excellent battery life. Acer has made a great decision to use a 14-inch display with a work-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) and provide a three-year warranty on the device in Germany (two years in the US).
MSI Creator Z17 Laptop review: What are creatives and gamers getting for around 4,000 Euro?
MSI wants consumers to fork out over 4,000 Euro (US$3,875) for its Creator Z17. But what makes the laptop so special for creatives that justifies the price? The Core i9-12900H and RTX 3070 Ti don't deliver the full answer. So let us examine this question in our in-depth review.
Acer Aspire 5 A515-57G laptop review: unused potential
On paper, the Aspire 5 A515-57G is a very interesting laptop. For instance, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 is a rather uncommon graphics card. However, Acer messed up an otherwise good idea through unnecessary blunders and conscious cost-cutting measures.
Dell Pro 2K Webcam WB5023 review: Zoom- and Teams-certified webcam with HDR and AI Auto Framing
The new Dell Pro 2K Webcam is chock-full of features and delivers exceptional image quality. AI Auto Framing, HDR, 3D noise reduction and many other technologies enable the USB camera to deliver a high level of performance whilst staying relatively compact.
Medion Erazer Major X10 laptop review: Debut of Intel Arc A730M
The Medion Major X10 is a highly exciting 16-inch gaming laptop. It is the first notebook we have reviewed that features Intel's Arc A730M graphics card. In this review, we will see how it compares with other laptops in terms of performance.
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS 4K: Hot rod with RTX 3080 Ti delivers top performance
The MSI Titan G77 is one of the most powerful laptops that you can get right now. Its Core i9-12900HX and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti can easily handle 4K gaming, video editing and rendering. The laptop has room for up to four SSDs and four RAM modules.
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS 4K review: Elite amongst UHD DTR laptops
The MSI Titan GT77 is one of the best-performing laptops right now. The Core i9-12900HX and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti allow for 4K gaming, video editing and rendering. After recently reviewing a Titan GT77 with an FHD panel, we have now got our hands on the top-spec model featuring a 4K display.
Review of Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6: sharp-looking 14-inch laptop
The IdeaPad 5 Pro is not a typical office or business laptop with a variety of security features and ports, but rather a compact all-rounder. The biggest highlight of this 14-inch device is its high-resolution IPS panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio.
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 only looks good on the spec sheet
Alder Lake processor, dedicated graphics card, IPS display - the new Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 looks good on the spec sheet. In reality, though, the laptop disappoints in most respects. The new Arc A350M GPU from Intel in particular delivered lacklustre performance during the review, much like the display.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 review - multimedia laptop with Arc A350M fails to impress
The Galaxy Book2 is an interesting multimedia laptop that Samsung is bringing to the market. It features a 15.6-inch display and pairs an Intel Alder Lake CPU with the new Intel Arc A350M dedicated graphics card. In daily use, however, it disappoints in terms of both performance and image quality.
Gocycle G4 review: the cool folding e-bike with turbo boost
The Gocycle G4 proves that folding e-bikes don't have to be stale and stuffy. It not only features a snazzy design and folds to a compact size, but also delivers impressive torque and boost. Read our review to find out how good it is and whether it is worth buying.
ZTE Axon 40 Ultra: high-end smartphone without any bothersome notch or hole
The Axon 40 Ultra is the latest flagship smartphone from ZTE. The device doesn't just offer high-end specifications, but also features a unique camera setup.
Review of ZTE Axon 40 Ultra smartphone - invisible selfie camera, three 64MP cameras and flagship performance
The Axon 40 Ultra is different. The selfie camera on ZTE's new flagship is hidden underneath the display. Furthermore, there are as many as three 64MP cameras on the phone's glass back cover, including a telephoto lens with 3.5x optical zoom. The other high-end components such as the 120 Hz AMOLED display and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 seem almost pedestrian in comparison.
Review of Newsmay Neosmay S2-B560TPM mini PC: small office PC with efficient Intel Core i5-11400T
Newsmay is currently selling a mini PC called S2-B560TPM. The highly efficient Rocket Lake processor provides a solid basis for a work PC that is suitable for both home and office use. Whilst the compact computer is able to effortlessly handle everyday tasks, more could have been done with it. Read on to find out more.
Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable (B3000): Windows 11 brings significant progress to the ARM platform
Windows on ARM has been around for years. But it hasn't managed to break through into the mainstream yet due to the lack of fast processors and poor software compatibility. Whilst the CPU issue still lingers, the software situation has been greatly improved with Windows 11, as the Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable shows.
Review of Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable (B3000): silent & slow with ARM processor
The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable is a small 2-in-1 laptop with an attachable keyboard. Featuring the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, the device is designed to let students work and learn with ease. Whilst it may indeed be good enough for the intended market, the device still has many limitations.
Nothing Phone (1): Not quite the revolution that was expected
Sure, the Nothing Phone (1) performed well in our review and comes with some great features. But the device is not as not exciting as you might think. Here is a summary of our findings regarding this much hyped smartphone.
Review: Nothing Phone (1) – transparent designer piece at mid-range price
The former director of OnePlus is once again making a smartphone. This is of course going to make people take notice. The Nothing Phone (1) sets out to do many things differently and already looks quite cool with the LEDs on its rear. But at 500 Euros (£449), is it able to impress us during our review?
Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy M13 – budget phone with Wi-Fi 5 and Full HD
While still using the same SoC, the Samsung Galaxy M13 is finally catching up with similarly priced phones when it comes to screen resolution. Read on to find out whether its cameras take better pictures than the ones on its predecessor and how this inexpensive smartphone performs in our review.