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Acer Swift 3 SF313-52-52AS

86% Acer Swift 3 SF313 laptop review: Also a good subnotebook with i5

Glossy 3:2 display. After the Acer Swift 3 SF313 was able to make a good impression in its full configuration, the Intel Core i5 model now has to show if it can deliver a similarly good performance. However, it also inherits the small weaknesses we already encountered in the first test. In our review we'll clarify to what extent this has an impact on the overall impression.
Intel Core i5-1035G4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 13.5" | 1.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Sun, 07 Jun 2020 02:09:00 +0200
Jun 6
The Realme Watch has a health monitor and 14 sport modes. (Image source: Realme)

Realme becomes the new Xiaomi by selling over 15,000 smart TVs in under 10 minutes and 15,000 Realme Watches in just two minutes

Realme has been celebrating some impressive sales figures over the last few days. First the Chinese OEM announced it had sold 15,000 smart televisions in barely 10 minutes and then shortly after 15,000 units of the Realme Watch we...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:14:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW. (Source: Samsung)

Verizon's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G has only 128GB of internal storage and no microSD card slot

Verizon has augmented its 5G phone offerings with the Samsung Galaxy S20 UW variant. However, some users have been dismayed to find this phone lacks the microSD card support found in other SKUs of this phone. Furthermore, it also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:05:00 +0200
The TCL 3-Series. (Source: TCL)

TCL launches its own line of Android TVs in the US

TCL is an increasingly well-known name in the area of cost-effective big-screens in the US. Now, it has released some of its smart TVs that run Android into this market. These 3-Series devices incorporate Chromecast functions, the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 22:08:00 +0200
Huami shows its 1Q2020 performance off. (Source: Huami)

Huami is in the top 5 in the smartwatch-maker charts for the first quarter of 2020

Huami, the OEM behind the Amazfit brand of wearables, found its way into the top 5 names in the smartwatch market during the first quarter of this year (1Q2020). It was also in the US top 5 in the same terms, and was #1 in some co...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 21:40:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 has 44 mm and 40 mm variants. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy smartwatch reveals its name in latest leak

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 name has been revealed in a new round of technical certification. It was previously unknown if the smartwatch would be called the Galaxy Watch 2 or Galaxy Watch Active 3, so it looks like Samsung has plu...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 20:55:00 +0200
The Realme 6 smartphone. (Image source: Realme)

Realme 6 with a 90-Hz display and Widevine level 1 certification for both active and passive entertainment

Earlier this year, Oppo subsidiary Realme officially entered the market in Germany. At a price of 230 to 300 Euros (US$260 to US$339) depending on the memory co...
Mediatek Helio G90T | ARM Mali-G76 MP4 | 6.5" | 191 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 20:19:00 +0200
Honor Magic Earbuds Review: TWS earbuds with ANC and good sound quality

Honor Magic Earbuds Review: TWS earbuds with ANC and good sound quality

Magical silence. The Magic Earbuds are true wireless earbuds (TWS) that cost less than €100 (£100). The earbuds surprised us with their good sound reproduction and their active noise cancellation (ANC). Both properties re usually reserved for more expensive earbuds, so Honor has done well in that regard. The Honor Magic Earbuds are not without criticisms, though.
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 19:27:00 +0200
The Dell G5 15 Special Edition can use AMD SmartShift for performance optimizations. (Image source: Dell)

The AMD Ryzen 4000-based Dell G5 15 Special Edition will be the only SmartShift laptop in 2020

It has been confirmed that the AMD Ryzen 4000-based Dell G5 15 Special Edition device will be the only laptop that can utilize AMD’s SmartShift technology to be released in 2020. Although the upcoming PS5 will also feature SmartSh...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 19:18:00 +0200
This event may get a successor soon. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 20 series and more on August 5, 2020

A Korean blog now asserts that the next major Samsung mobile device launch will take place about 2 months from today (June 6, 2020). This event is touted to unveil the next-gen Galaxy Notes and Fold, as well as some more devices s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 18:42:00 +0200
The Aipower T18NC earbuds. (Source: Aipower)

Deal | The Aipower T18NC TWS ANC earbuds are at their "lowest price ever" this weekend

Aipower may be best known for its innovative Wearbuds product. However, it has also released a pair of standalone TWS earbuds with premium features such as active noise cancellation (ANC). The brand has put these T18NCs up for a f...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 18:08:00 +0200
Office laptop HP 15s-fq1440ng in the test: hardware deceives - potential wasted

78% Office laptop HP 15s-fq1440ng in the test: hardware deceives - potential wasted

Wrong priorities. We tested the second HP 15s office laptop. After the 15s-fq1556ng was not really convincing (79%), HP now relies on a stronger processor (Core i7-1065G7) with one of the best internal graphics solutions currently available. So will the pure performance of the office laptop become a selling point, or has HP even worked on other weaknesses? Our test clarifies.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
Christian Hintze, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 17:54:00 +0200
Is this the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 reference design? (Image source: Chiphell via Videocardz)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 leaked; GA102, 320-bit bus, 10 GB VRAM and 4,325 CUDA cores?

A picture purporting to be the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 has leaked, possibly showing what RTX 3000 reference designs will look like. Specifications for the RTX 3080 have been offered, too.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 16:10:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a cheap Hi-Fi system with multiroom, network streaming, Spotify and Tidal support. (Image source: Argon X NanoSound)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a cheap Hi-Fi system with multiroom, network streaming, Spotify and Tidal support

With the NanoSound One, you can transform the Raspberry Pi into a versatile audio system with an integrated Hi-Fi DAC. The NanoSound One supports multiroom, Spotify and Tidal among other music streaming services.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:56:00 +0200
Nokia unveils new Smart TV with Android, JBL sound and built-in Chromecast support. (Image source: Nokia)

Nokia unveils new Smart TV with Android, JBL sound and built-in Chromecast support

Nokia has announced a new Smart TV, complementing the 55-inch model that it released some time ago. The new 43-inch model features Android TV, integrated JBL speakers and supports 4K HDR10 content.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:43:00 +0200
Lilygo T-Watch K210: A cheap base for a smartwatch with a display, camera and Wi-Fi. (Image source: Lilygo)

Lilygo T-Watch K210: A cheap base for a smartwatch with a display, camera and Wi-Fi

The TTGo T-watch K210 could be the basis for a smartwatch project, with Lilygo incorporating a display, a camera and Wi-Fi. The K210 supports Bluetooth 4.2 and has a USB Type-C port, too.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 14:28:00 +0200
Mobvoi has finally added ANC to the TicPods. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi TicPods ANC: Cheap AirPods competitors get active noise cancellation

The Mobvoi TicPods have offered a compelling alternative to Apple's AirPods for a while now. However, Mobvoi has now added active noise cancellation (ANC), a feature that is rarely available on TWS earbuds at under US$100.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 12:39:00 +0200
The Dell XPS 15 series would utterly dominate the market if it had 7 nm AMD Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 options

The Dell XPS 15 would utterly dominate the market if it had 7 nm AMD Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 options

How about an AMD-powered XPS 15? It's already one of the most popular and well-known Ultrabooks in the market, but it can be even better and faster with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, Ryzen 9 4900HS, or the Ryzen 5 4600H. Fans would eat up...
Column by Allen Ngo, Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:39:00 +0200
Jun 5
The OPPO Band EVA has a Neon Genesis Evangelion-inspired design. (Image source: Gizmochina)

OPPO Band, OPPO Band Fashion, and OPPO Band EVA: Xiaomi Mi Band 4 and Redmi Band rivals with color-accurate AMOLED screens and affordable prices

OPPO is taking on the smartband market thanks to the introduction of the OPPO Band, OPPO Band Fashion, and OPPO Band EVA. The cheapest of the three, the OPPO Band, is priced at 199 yuan (US$28) and was launched today. The OPPO Ban...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:43:00 +0200
The Redmi 7A. (Source: AndroidPit)

Android 10 update begins rolling out to the Redmi 7A

While the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 phones remain stuck on Android Pie, Xiaomi is already sending out a stable Android 10 build to owners of the cheaper Redmi 7A in China. The update is a 1.7 GB download and doubles up as the ...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:20:00 +0200
The Moto G Fast. (Source: Motorola)

The Moto G Fast and E 2020 are now officially on the US market

Motorola has just released the new Moto G Fast to the US market. This Android 10 phone has 3GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 665 SoC and triple rear cameras. It is joined by the latest addition to the Moto E series, which has 2GB of RAM ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:34:00 +0200
The PS5 might adopt a chunky door wedge design to aid the cooling system. (Image source: Twitter via @jabka_ziizey)

Latest concept PS5 design looks like a thick door wedge but is more realistic than the photoshopped PlayStation 5 shoe box doing the rounds again

A new PS5 design has started appearing on social media that appears to be based on the latest rumors, which include a thick build and a strong resemblance to the PS5 devkit. However, eagerness to know what the console looks like h...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:52:00 +0200
The Mi Band 5 sports a familiar look. (Image source: XDA Developers via /LEAKS)

Xiaomi Mi Band 5: Leak confirms Global NFC, a larger display and custom DnD functionality for June 11-bound fitness tracker

A new leak has confirmed that Xiaomi will be bringing NFC to all versions of the Mi Band 5. The fitness tracker, which is expected to be launched on June 11, will also feature a larger display than its predecessor among other chan...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:43:00 +0200
Meet Xiaomi's take on this form-factor. (Source: Huawei)

Xiaomi allegedly patents what looks like a Mate Xs clone

Xiaomi has reportedly patented a phone with an outward-folding display which leaves its I/O contained within a strip down 1 side of this device. If that concept sounds familiar, it is because this form-factor has already been debu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:20:00 +0200
The new MacBook Pro 13 is pretty boring, but still very good

The new MacBook Pro 13 is pretty boring, but still very good

Instead of a full redesign, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro only gets the new keyboard as well as current Ice Lake processor. Did the manufacturer miss an opportu...
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:00:00 +0200
The Redmi 9 smartphone from Xiaomi could end up being a budget champion. (Image source: Gizmochina)

New Redmi 9 alleged prices are ridiculously cheap for a smartphone with a quad-camera setup and 8-core MediaTek Helio G80 SoC

New supposed prices for the upcoming Redmi 9 smartphone have been published, and they are very affordable. It is claimed that the cheapest Redmi 9, with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, will cost just US$139.99. That’s for a 6.53-inch ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:35:00 +0200
The Exodus ANC headphones. (Source: House of Marley)

Deal | Get 30% off House of Marley's audio products

House of Marley wants to help consumers celebrate Father's Day with a 30% sale off everything in its US online store. They include the brand's Exodus active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones. This discount is in effect from today ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:31:00 +0200
Build an Arduino-based VR headset with this cheap project. (Image source: jamesvdberg)

Build an Arduino-based VR headset with this cheap project

A new project has demonstrated that it is possible to build a VR headset on the cheap. Utilising an Arduino Micro and a Google Cardboard-compatible headset, the project can bring VR to a PC for under US$80.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:19:00 +0200
The Ryzen 7 3800XT can reach 4.8 GHz, but to what benefit? (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT clocks in at 4.8 GHz in 3DMark Time Spy but offers minimal improvements over even the Ryzen 7 3700X

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT has graced 3DMark again, this on Time Spy. The processor has shown that it is capable of reaching 4.8 GHz, 300 MHz above the Ryzen 7 3800X. Improvements over even the Ryzen 7 3700X are negligible, though.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:08:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno4. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro launched: Snapdragon 765G, 65W fast-charging, and a 90 Hz OLED display

OPPO has now launched its latest set of sub-premium smartphone: the OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro. The Reno4 starts at just over US$400 and delivers a Snapdragon 765G, five cameras in total, and 65 W charging. The Reno4 Pro is the star...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:04:00 +0200
The ASUS ROG Strix X570 lineup is now compatible with 4 generations of Ryzen parts (Image source: ASUS)

New AM4+ compatibility king? ASUS ROG X570 Strix with 256 Mb BIOS will support ALL AM4+ Ryzen processors: from purported Zen 3 Ryzen 7 4700X, to Zen 2, to Zen+, all the way to the venerable Zen 1 Ryzen 3 1200

Asus recently decided to enable support for all four generations of Ryzen processors on its ASUS ROG Strix X570 motherboard. This means that everything from 2017's budget Ryzen 3 1200 to upcoming Ryzen 4000 parts will be compatibl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:06:00 +0200
Intel CEO Bob Swan feels the industry should move from benchmarking to benefits and impacts. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel CEO says benchmarks are not everything, feels Tiger Lake will cement the company as an "undisputed leader" in mobile computing

Intel CEO Bob Swan suggested moving away from traditional benchmarks to focus more on the benefits and impact of technology. Swan also confirmed the arrival of Cooper Lake in a few weeks time for datacenter and AI applications and...
, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:47:00 +0200
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11) costs US$229.99. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11): US$229.99 Chromebook is now shipping

The Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (11") is now shipping for US$229.99. The device, also known as the Chromebook 3 (11"), features a dual-core Gemini Lake Refresh processor, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:21:00 +0200
NexDock expects to ship the NexDock Touch in late August. (Image source: NexDock)

NexDock Touch launched: A Huawei, Samsung and Raspberry Pi laptop dock for US$249

NexDock has announced its next laptop dock, the NexDock Touch. As its name implies, the NexDock Touch has a touchscreen, which is contained within a 1080p and 14-inch IPS display. The NexDock Touch features a 60 Wh battery, a host...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:07:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8 Pro. (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: The OnePlus 8 Pro delivers impressive but not class-leading cameras

The OnePlus 8 Pro has now made the trip over to DxOMark, where it impressed by breaking into the top ten, ahead of the Galaxy S20+ and iPhone 11 Pro Max, but below phones like the Mi 10 Pro and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:06:00 +0200
The IdeaPad Flex 3i comes with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i: Affordable and convertible Chromebook is now purchasable for US$329.99

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i, also called the Chromebook Flex 3i, is now purchasable for US$329.99. The affordable and convertible Chromebook features an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen, 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and up to 64 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:04:00 +0200
Realme C3 smartphone review – Rock-bottom pricing with charm

77% Realme C3 smartphone review – Rock-bottom pricing with charm

Red lightning Realme has set a price of just 160 Euros (~$180) for its entry-level device, the realme C3. Our bright red test device with MediaTek's still recent Helio G70 impresses in the test.
Mediatek Helio G70 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.5" | 195 g
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 05 Jun 2020 06:16:00 +0200
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Red Magic announces a charity tie-in for its latest pre-order event. (Source: Red Magic)

Nubia releases a new color SKU of the Red Magic 5G for international pre-orders

When the latest iteration of the Red Magic gaming phone launched globally, there were only 2 of its 3 SKUs available: the 8GB RAM Eclipse Black and 12GB Pulse. Now, they have been joined by the 8GB Hot Rod variant. The brand has a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:40:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a new market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases the Galaxy A31 to the Indian market

The 2020 Galaxy A series has turned out to be a collection of interesting and often cost-effective phones thus far. Now, Samsung has launched one of its variants in India. The A31 has quad rear cameras, 6GB of RAM and can be order...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:01:00 +0200
A Desire 20 Pro schematic. (Source: Evan Blass)

The HTC Desire 20 Pro is all but confirmed through new leaks

HTC really is going to launch a phone called the Desire 20 Pro. This is in accordance with a new leak that reportedly comes direct from the Google Play Console. The phone's new page in this database may also confirm many of its sp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 22:35:00 +0200
The PS5 final design might resemble the PS5 V-shaped devkit. (Image source: fan-made via NeoGAF)

PS5 devkit cooling system patent puts to bed the final concerns that Sony hasn't taken care of potential PlayStation 5 heating issues

A utility patent file revealing the PS5 devkit’s cooling system has been published by WIPO. The patent shows the devkit has “a plurality of cooling fans” to help it deal with the heat from the AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU. The mul...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:47:00 +0200
What's next for Poco? (Image source: Poco)

Poco teases new smartphone; is it the Snapdragon 720G powered M2 Pro?

Poco has teased that it plans to release another smartphone. Potentially called the M2 Pro, the device may be another mid-range smartphone from the Indian company. The M2 Pro may have a weaker SoC than the Poco X2, too.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:32:00 +0200
Intel Core i7-1165G7 vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800U left mixed results for the former. (Image source: Profesional Review)

Intel Core i7-1165G7 and AMD Ryzen 7 4800U clash on 3DMark 11 with mixed results for the upcoming Tiger Lake-U processor

The Tiger Lake-U Intel Core i7-1165G7 and the Renoir AMD Ryzen 7 4800U have been spotted in an interesting 3DMark 11 comparison. While the Ryzen 4000 processor unsurprisingly dominated in the CPU-based Physics Score, the Tiger Lak...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:44:00 +0200
A 5G iPad Pro could still well arrive this year, but without a mini-LED display. (Image source: Rahul Chakraborty)

Rumour | 5G Apple iPad Pros with A14X Bionic and mini-LED displays to arrive 1H21

Rumour has it that Apple will announce an iPad Pro refresh in 1H21. Sporting A14X Bionic SoCs, Snapdragon X55 5G modems and mini-LED displays, the next iPad Pro series is still expected to come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:22:00 +0200
Chuwi AeroBook Pro Laptop Review: Core m3 is Showing its Age

78% Chuwi AeroBook Pro Laptop Review: Core m3 is Showing its Age

When "Pro" means "Ordinary". The AeroBook Pro is the 2020 refresh designed to replace the 2019 AeroBook. Despite what the name may suggest, however, both performance and the chassis remain almost exactly the same for no tangible year-over-year advantages.
Intel Core m3-8100Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:16:00 +0200
Intel Ice Lake-SP shows up on the SiSoftware database. (Image Source: HotHardware)

Intel Ice Lake-SP 24C/48T processor spotted on SiSoftware database, faces tough competition from AMD in terms of both price and performance

A 24-core 48-thread Intel 10nm Ice Lake-SP processor has shown up on the SiSoftware database belong to the Intel Whitley platform. Intel Ice Lake-SP is expected to cater to the workstation/HEDT segment and will have to face some f...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:12:00 +0200
Here's our first look at the Redmi 9 (image via Weibo)

Leaked Redmi 9 image showcases the phone's quad-camera setup; will likely be released on June 25th

More details have emerged about Redmi's upcoming budget Redmi 9 smartphone. The device will feature a quad-camera setup at the rear, a 5,000mAh battery which can be charged at 18W, a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, and up to 4GB of RAM an...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:33:00 +0200
Record label agreements might mean that Apple Music won't immediately become part of an Apple subscription bundle (Image source: Apple)

"Apple Prime" to counter Amazon Prime? iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints at an Apple bundle with Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music

Beta code for iOS 13.5.5 seems to indicate that Apple is considering launching a bundle subscription serving integrating different offerings like Apple News, Apple TV+, Apple Music, and possibly Apple Arcade. Can we expect this "A...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:28:00 +0200
AMD's Big Navi graphics cards could be right around the corner (Image source: AMD)

AMD's Big Navi RDNA2 set to hit PC before PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X make it to market: likely beats NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

AMD's CFO David Kumar recently claimed that the company's upcoming RDNA2 graphics cards, including the "halo" "Big Navi" product, will arrive before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This means 4K/60 AMD Navi cards could be ava...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:23:00 +0200
2020 MateBook X Pro vs. 2018 MateBook X Pro: Newer model can sometimes perform worse (Image source: Huawei)

2020 MateBook X Pro vs. 2018 MateBook X Pro: When the Core i7-10510U can perform worse than the old Core i7-8550U

Huawei's latest iteration of the MateBook X can still stand toe-to-toe with some of the best Ultrabooks available, but it's such a minor update over previous versions that you may as well buy a 2018 or 2019 model instead.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:00:00 +0200

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