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Jun 11
ThinkPad X13 Yoga G2 laptop review: Lenovo business convertible stands out with WQXGA 16:10 LCD

91% ThinkPad X13 Yoga G2 laptop review: Lenovo business convertible stands out with WQXGA 16:10 LCD

Carbon convertible. Lenovo places the ThinkPad X13 Yoga below the ThinkPad X1 flagship as a convertible laptop for business customers and ultra-mobile users. The convertible laptop now has a 16:10 aspect ratio in the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2, but at the same time, it retains the classic carbon/magnesium case.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:15:00 +0200
Jun 10
Roccat Kone Pro Air hands-on review: Gaming mouse with RGB lighting and click-sensitive mouse wheel

Roccat Kone Pro Air hands-on review: Gaming mouse with RGB lighting and click-sensitive mouse wheel

Roccat has sent us a copy of its new Kone series. The Kone Pro Air for 129.99 Euros (~$158) can be operated via Bluetooth or wireless adapter and shines in different colors. Alternatively, it is available as a wired version without the "Air" addition. We compare it with the Razer Orochi V2 and give our personal impressions.
Christian Hintze, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:12:00 +0200
Intel Core i5-11400F desktop processor

Intel Core i5-11400F desktop processor

Intel's Core i5-11400F is a fast 6-core processor with Hyperthreading based on the new Rocket Lake S architecture. Thus, this CPU is ideally suited for gaming. You can find out what else can be expected in this short review.
Intel Core i5-11400F | NVIDIA Titan RTX | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:34:00 +0200
Zotac Magnus One desktop PC with Core i7 and GeForce RTX 3070 in review

Zotac Magnus One desktop PC with Core i7 and GeForce RTX 3070 in review

Compact gaming system! Zotac has been offering very compact computers for quite some time. With the Magnus One series, there's now another representative as far as compact gaming systems go. Performance hasn't been overlooked, since the GeForce RTX 3070 is a full-fledged desktop graphics card with a lot of power. This review of Zotac's Magnus One will reveal what else the system has to offer.
Intel Core i7-10700 | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 | 0.00"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 02:19:00 +0200
Jun 9
Oppo A94 5G

82% Oppo A94 5G smartphone in review: 5G Android phone for under 400 Euros

Slim build. With the A94 5G, Oppo launches an appealing smartphone with good features and long battery life in the mid-range. Our review reveals what sets this phone apart from numerous other 5G smartphones.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U | ARM Mali-G57 MP3 | 6.43" | 173 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:04:00 +0200
Jun 8
Test ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G smartphone

86% ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G Review - Affordable flagship smartphone with 144 Hz OLED and Trinity Cam

Flagship? Yes. High-end? No! The Axon 30 Ultra is an exciting upper-range phone packed with up-to-date hardware. However, our review reveals that an Axon 30 Ultra cannot compete with high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. You can read where ZTE's Axon 30 Ultra has shortcomings here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.68" | 188 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:54:00 +0200
Alienware m15 R4 laptop in review: Now also with a mechanical keyboard

86% Alienware m15 R4 laptop in review: Now also with a mechanical keyboard

Hot flashes despite vapor chamber. How does the Alienware m15 R4 perform with the fastest laptop graphics card that's currently on the market? Is the upgrade from an RTX 3070 to an RTX 3080 worth it? What are the advantages of the new mechanical keyboard that is optionally offered by Dell? These and other questions are answered in our detailed review.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.4 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:56:00 +0200
Jun 7
Asus ZenFone 8

86% Asus ZenFone 8 smartphone in review: Compact and powerful

Under 6 inches. Asus already shows on paper that a powerful configuration can also be packed into a small smartphone with the Zenfone 8. We will find out what it is capable of in the end in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 5.92" | 169 g
Mike Wobker, Mon, 07 Jun 2021 05:16:00 +0200
Jun 6
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 in review: Effective design improvement, the price fits

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 in review: Effective design improvement, the price fits

Brought into shape. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 does not look any different from its predecessor. However, the display is significantly larger because Xiaomi now uses the surface better. In the test, we draw a comparison to the Mi Band 5 and Huami's Amazfit Band 5 at the relevant points.
1.56" | 12.8 g
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 06 Jun 2021 10:18:00 +0200
HP EliteBook Dragonfly Max Convertible Review: Sure View Sounds Better Than It Looks

91% HP EliteBook Dragonfly Max Convertible Review: Sure View Sounds Better Than It Looks

Feature-rich. There's so much to like about the 13.3-inch Elite Dragonfly Max from its portable design to its 5G options and comfortable keyboard. However, Sure View hampers the visual experience significantly and it can't be ignored.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Sun, 06 Jun 2021 08:37:00 +0200
LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display

86% LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display

Light, quiet, and enduring. The featherlight LG Gram 16 scores points with a Tiger Lake processor, Thunderbolt 4/USB 4, room for two NVMe SSDs, and a 16-inch display in the 16:10 format. In addition, it has excellent battery life.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 16.00" | 1.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 06 Jun 2021 06:22:00 +0200
Jun 4
Samsung Galaxy M12

76% Samsung Galaxy M12 smartphone review: Strong battery in the budget Galaxy phone

More could have been possible. The Samsung Galaxy M12 is affordable, looks good, and has a large battery. However, we also discovered issues in our test like the Wi-Fi speed, for example. Is the Galaxy smartphone worth buying anyway?
Samsung Exynos 850 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 6.50" | 214 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:36:00 +0200
Jun 3
Polar Vantage M2 smartwatch in review: Good sports functions, still without touchscreen

Polar Vantage M2 smartwatch in review: Good sports functions, still without touchscreen

Everything goes better with music. Half a year after the Vantage V2, the Polar Vantage M also has a successor. New features include a control for the smartphone player, weather information and the smart FuelWise assistant. The Polar Vantage M2 does not offer gesture control as an alternative to using the buttons.
1.20" | 28 g
Inge Schwabe, Thu, 03 Jun 2021 16:13:00 +0200
Oppo A74 smartphone review: Potential Galaxy A killer?

79% Oppo A74 smartphone review: Potential Galaxy A killer?

Reaching for the stars. Oppo targets an ambitious goal with the A74: Equipped with a bright AMOLED display, a 48 MP triple-camera setup, and an XXL battery, the 6.43-inch smartphone, which officially costs 249 Euros (~$304), intends to compete with Samsung's successful Galaxy A series. In our review, we'll find out whether Oppo's mid-range smartphone has what it takes for this.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.43" | 175 g
Manuel Masiero, Thu, 03 Jun 2021 01:15:00 +0200
Jun 2
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED Laptop Review: Perfect for Content Creators?

85% Asus ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED Laptop Review: Perfect for Content Creators?

More performance than most workstations. The new ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 is once again equipped with a secondary display, which is a great addition for content creators. Thanks to the very high performance, however, the laptop is also interesting for other user groups and even surpasses many mobile workstations.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:36:00 +0200
Polar Vantage V2 in review: Great sports watch with useful smartwatch functions

Polar Vantage V2 in review: Great sports watch with useful smartwatch functions

Up and down. The hill splitter, which determines a separate pace on routes with inclines and declines, has been taken over by the successor of the Vantage V from the Grit-X. In addition, Polar adds further smartwatch functions with remote control for the smartphone player.
1.20" | 34 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 02 Jun 2021 10:29:00 +0200
Jun 1
The new 15 wireless charger. (Source: Notebookcheck)

RAVPOWER 15W Wireless Charger hands-on review

Apple introduced an updated form of wireless technology it calls MagSafe for the iPhone 12 series alongside these flagships. The new charger from this product ecosystem has spawned an array of third-party accessories along the same lines, RAVPOWER's new 15W pad included. Is it a worthwhile alternative to the Cupertino giant's by-now familiar white puck?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:35:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE

85% Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 laptop in review: Compact workstation with new graphics card

Good system performance meets high mobility. From the outside, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 is immediately recognizable as a classic ThinkPad. However, a Tiger Lake CPU and the Nvidia Quadro T500 meet the demands of a mobile workstation on the inside. Our review will reveal how successful that is.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 01 Jun 2021 07:14:00 +0200
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Tongfang GM7MG0R) review: Configurable gaming laptop with a WQHD display

84% Schenker XMG Core 17 (Tongfang GM7MG0R) review: Configurable gaming laptop with a WQHD display

Successful implementation. 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.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 2.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 01 Jun 2021 01:04:00 +0200
May 31
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED Laptop Review: Is It Better Than IPS?

88% Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED Laptop Review: Is It Better Than IPS?

3.5K OLED vs 4K IPS. Customers asked and Dell has delivered: the XPS 13 9310 is now available with OLED to make it one of the first 13.4-inch 16:10 laptops to come with such an option. However, users should be careful what they wish for because OLED has its own unique quirks as well.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.40" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 31 May 2021 23:08:00 +0200
May 30
HP Spectre x360 14 Review: High-resolution OLED display, poor battery life

90% HP Spectre x360 14 Review: High-resolution OLED display, poor battery life

Spectacular. HP’s 2-in-1 device features a Tiger Lake CPU, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 13.5-inch 3:2 OLED touchscreen (3000x2000). The touchscreen can be operated with both the included HP Tilt Pen and the fingers.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 30 May 2021 01:12:00 +0200
May 29
Infinix Note 10 Pro Smartphone Review: Essentially a Mini Tablet

76% Infinix Note 10 Pro Smartphone Review: Essentially a Mini Tablet

Huge 6.95-inch 90 Hz display. The MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, 1080p 90 Hz touchscreen, 64 MP quad camera setup, and long battery life make this $250 smartphone a great option for budget users who don't mind an oversized display.
Mediatek Helio G95 | ARM Mali-G76 MP4 | 6.95" | 207 g
Allen Ngo, Sat, 29 May 2021 22:11:00 +0200
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro smartphone review: Lots of power and features at a bargain price

85% Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro smartphone review: Lots of power and features at a bargain price

Mid-range sprinter. An excellent price-performance ratio - not only is this characteristic of Xiaomi's Redmi series, but it's even more so when it comes to the manufacturer's Poco smartphones. The Poco X3 Pro is no exception: For 250 Euros (~$305), you get a fast Snapdragon SoC, a 6.7-inch IPS display with 120 Hz, a quad camera, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 215 g
Manuel Masiero, Sat, 29 May 2021 03:05:00 +0200
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

88% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD laptop review: 4K HDR meets RTX 3080

Octa-core Tiger Lake CPU. 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.
Intel Core i9-11980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 2.8 kg
Mike Wobker, Sat, 29 May 2021 02:04:00 +0200
May 28
HP Envy x360 15 Ryzen 7 5700U Convertible Review: Faster Than The Spectre x360 15

86% HP Envy x360 15 Ryzen 7 5700U Convertible Review: Faster Than The Spectre x360 15

Mid-range price, high-end performance. The 2021 Envy x360 15 gets a small facelift and a processor update over the 2020 version. If you don't mind skipping Thunderbolt support, then the new model can be better than the Spectre x360 15 in many ways.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) | 15.60" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 28 May 2021 17:03:00 +0200
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Review: Is AMD's Ryzen held back on purpose?

85% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Review: Is AMD's Ryzen held back on purpose?

AMD only for the entry-level model. The smaller 13.5-inch model of the Surface Laptop 4 is now also available with an AMD Ryzen processor. Private customers, however, only get the base model with the Ryzen 5 and just 8 GB RAM. But is the AMD model perhaps still the better option?
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) | 13.50" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 28 May 2021 10:45:00 +0200
May 27
The new dual-port charger. (Source: Notebookcheck)

RAVPower PD Pioneer 40W 2-Port Fast Charger Hands-on Review

The RAVPower PC152 is one of the latest in a long line of third-party wall chargers directed at the standard power brick-less iPhone 12 user market. It is a 40-watt (W) adapter, albeit one rated for up to 30W from one of its two USB type C ports. How does it stack up against other similar products in this space?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 27 May 2021 00:39:00 +0200
May 26
Image: LG

88% LG Gram 14Z90P in review: Superior endurance and finally more performance

No excess gram(s). The LG Gram is known as an endurance runner among laptops. The new LG Gram 14Z90P 14-inch model weighs less than a kilogram but once again convinces with extremely long battery life. Our review will reveal other compelling features of the subnotebook.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 967 g
Marcus Schwarten, Wed, 26 May 2021 23:36:00 +0200
May 25
Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QS Laptop Review: Liquid Metal 7 nm AMD Zen 3 Is Stunning

87% Asus Strix Scar 17 G733QS Laptop Review: Liquid Metal 7 nm AMD Zen 3 Is Stunning

You won't miss Intel. Asus has quickly become one of the biggest supporters of mobile AMD Ryzen by entrusting the series to power some of its most well-known gaming laptops. The latest ROG Strix Scar 17 forgoes Intel entirely for a liquid metal-cooled Ryzen 9 5900HX to be as fast as an Intel Core i9 desktop PC.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 2.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 25 May 2021 17:51:00 +0200
Motorola Moto E7i Power

73% Motorola Moto E7i Power Smartphone review - Cell phone under 100 euros with stamina

Great battery, small money. The Motorola Moto E7i Power is available for a double-digit price, but the manufacturer did not save on the battery. We will take a closer look at whether Motorola's phone can also convince in other areas in the review.
UNISOC SC9863A | PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322 | 6.50" | 200 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 25 May 2021 16:44:00 +0200
HP Envy 13 with Intel Tiger Lake and GeForce MX450 in review

85% HP Envy 13 with Intel Tiger Lake and GeForce MX450 in review

Does the MX450 really bring anything? HP's compact Envy 13 is one of the few subnotebooks with a dedicated graphics card. The current model is equipped with the GeForce MX450, but is the GPU even worth it in view of the fast integrated graphics unit?
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX450 | 13.30" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 25 May 2021 05:38:00 +0200
Motorola Moto E6i

73% Motorola Moto E6i smartphone review - Discreet and affordable Moto phone

Compact copy. We reviewed Motorola's Moto E6s a good year ago, and this year's Moto E6i looks like a 1:1 copy, albeit with a slightly more modern SoC. Is the smartphone in the 100-euro class now outdated or worth buying?
UNISOC SC9863A | PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322 | 6.10" | 160 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 25 May 2021 05:33:00 +0200
May 24
Xiaomi Poco F3 review: Power smartphone for little money

86% Xiaomi Poco F3 review: Power smartphone for little money

Price-performance success! With the Poco F3, Xiaomi once again has a powerful smartphone in its portfolio that features a fast Snapdragon SoC, a bright AMOLED display, a powerful battery, 5G, and a triple-camera setup. Nevertheless, the starting price of 350 Euros (~$426) is very low.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 196 g
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 24 May 2021 23:50:00 +0200
Performance Analysis of Days Gone

Performance Analysis of Days Gone

Excellent PC port. Well-made and well-optimised games are few and far between these days. And titles that have no glaring flaws at launch are even rarer. Days Gone proved to be an exceptional title in our performance analysis.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 24 May 2021 17:19:00 +0200
Test Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro smartphone

87% Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro smartphone review - Flagship performance at a mid-range price

The flagship killer in 2021? Hardly any other smartphone currently offers such good technical features as the Redmi K40 Pro: 120 Hz AMOLED panel with 1,300 nits, Snapdragon 888, UFS 3.1 storage and WiFi 6E for well under 500 Euros (~$609). However, the Xiaomi phone has a big catch...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.67" | 196 g
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 24 May 2021 11:32:00 +0200
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 Laptop Review - Price-to-performance champ with an RTX 3060

81% Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55 Laptop Review - Price-to-performance champ with an RTX 3060

Optimised for gaming. While laptops with an RTX 3080 offer a whole lot of performance, they are often chunky and can get really hot, which is not something that everybody wants. The Acer Nitro 5, on the other hand, is for those who are looking for a low-priced portable gaming laptop.
Intel Core i5-10300H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Marius Schell, Mon, 24 May 2021 00:07:00 +0200
May 23
Honor MagicBook 14 Tiger Lake

85% Honor MagicBook 14 laptop review: i7 Tiger Lake at the same level as the Ryzen model

Xe G7 better than Vega 6. 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.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Sun, 23 May 2021 23:26:00 +0200
Nokia G10

76% Nokia G10 smartphone review - Sustainable cell phone for little money?

Nordic Beginner. Nokia's G10 is an entry-level smartphone with a large battery and a monthly update promise for 3 years. We will take a look at whether the inexpensive phone with the Scandinavian design is also convincing in everyday use in our review.
Mediatek Helio G25 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.50" | 197 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 23 May 2021 05:42:00 +0200
May 22
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ALC05 in review: Compact, powerful, enduring

86% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ALC05 in review: Compact, powerful, enduring

Compact powerhouse. Lenovo's 14-inch laptop offers a powerful APU, space for two NVMe SSDs, and very good battery runtimes. The RAM (16 GB, dual-channel mode) cannot be expanded.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 22 May 2021 23:45:00 +0200
Asus ZenBook 13 laptop review: Core i7-1165G7 versus Ryzen 7 5800U. Which one is the better ZenBook?

89% Asus ZenBook 13 laptop review: Core i7-1165G7 versus Ryzen 7 5800U. Which one is the better ZenBook?

Tough choice. For the first time, the ZenBook 13 is available with either an Intel or an AMD SoC. We already reviewed the AMD version (89%) that, unfortunately, still has poor availability, and now it's the Intel competitor's turn. Will the review reveal a clear decision in favor of one of the two manufacturers?
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Christian Hintze, Sat, 22 May 2021 22:48:00 +0200
The Huawei MateBook X (2020) in the test. (Image: Huawei)

88% Huawei MateBook X in review: Ultra-thin, extremely light and absolutely silent

Fanless lightweight. One kilogram light and only 13.6 mm thin - the Huawei MateBook X Silver Frost (2020) is one of the most compact notebooks ever. It is ultra-mobile and completely silent. But how does this affect the performance? Can you work reasonably with the device? Our test reveals the answer.
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.00" | 1 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Sat, 22 May 2021 06:21:00 +0200
May 21
Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone review - Fine tuning for the mid-range champion

82% Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone review - Fine tuning for the mid-range champion

Success Model 2.0. Samsung has relaunched its mid-range top model: The Galaxy A72 is even better than the already strong predecessor and has, among other things, the larger battery and better cameras. As the review shows, the Galaxy A72 should also be the standard against which all mid-range rivals have to measure themselves this year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.70" | 203 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 21 May 2021 07:21:00 +0200
May 20
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 smartphone in review: IP-certified smartphone for under 200 Euros

No NFC, but infrared is included. The list of features of the Redmi Note 10 is not particularly long, but it draws attention with things like an AMOLED display, a 48 MP main camera, and a large battery. Our review will clarify what the device is ultimately capable of in everyday use.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.43" | 178.8 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 20 May 2021 22:58:00 +0200
MSI Summit B15 A11M Laptop Review: Embracing Iris Xe Over GeForce MX

81% MSI Summit B15 A11M Laptop Review: Embracing Iris Xe Over GeForce MX

Modern family. The MSI Modern 15 gets a new lease in life as the Summit B15. Though visually similar, the system now supports Thunderbolt 4 alongside all the performance benefits of Tiger Lake without needing to rely on discrete GeForce MX graphics.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 15.60" | 1.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 20 May 2021 19:11:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 with Ryzen 5 in review: A lot of performance for a small budget

82% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 with Ryzen 5 in review: A lot of performance for a small budget

Powerful lifestyle laptop. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 with the Ryzen 5 5500U processor, NVMe SSD storage, a backlit keyboard, and optional stylus input could be the ideal everyday companion. The convertible presents itself in the test as a compact, lightweight, and yet powerful device.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Marc Herter, Thu, 20 May 2021 07:13:00 +0200
May 19
ADATA XPG Xenia Xe Review: The Tiger Lake Laptop Designed By Intel

88% ADATA XPG Xenia Xe Review: The Tiger Lake Laptop Designed By Intel

Can Intel actually make a good laptop? Swap the Core H CPU in the Dell XPS 15 for a Core U CPU and you end up with the ADATA XPG Xenia Xe, more or less. Results are quite impressive for a 15.6-inch multimedia laptop powered by nothing more than an ULV CPU.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 19 May 2021 20:09:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Review: Longer battery runtime with the Full-HD panel

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Review: Longer battery runtime with the Full-HD panel

16:10 and matte. We have just reviewed the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 with the glossy 4K screen, and now we have a closer look at the default Full-HD panel. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the matte panel?
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 19 May 2021 18:44:00 +0200
Performance Analysis of Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Performance Analysis of Mass Effect Legendary Edition

100 GB for 100 hours of joy. Over the past few years, video game publishers have released a whole slew of remastered versions of classic games. Not that long ago a complete remake of Mafia was released, and now the Mass Effect trilogy is also getting some love. Read this article to find out the system requirements for Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 19 May 2021 17:14:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy A52

83% Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone review: Significantly more affordable without 5G

SoC from 2019. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.50" | 189 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 19 May 2021 02:24:00 +0200
May 18
Garmin Venu 2s in review: Lots of great features including offline music from Spotify

Garmin Venu 2s in review: Lots of great features including offline music from Spotify

Sleek. The Garmin Venu 2 is one of the few smartwatches that lets you enjoy offline music from Amazon Music, Deezer, and Spotify. In addition, there's a wide range of sports programs including golf.
ARM Cortex-M4 | 1.10" | 38.2 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 18 May 2021 18:28:00 +0200
Alcatel 3L (2021) review - Entry-level smartphone with 48 MP camera

75% Alcatel 3L (2021) review - Entry-level smartphone with 48 MP camera

Savings. The Alcatel 3L is available for less than 160 Euros and still offers a triple camera with a 48 MP sensor. It also has a decent storage capacity and a powerful battery with 4000 mAh. Our review clarifies where the problem lies.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.52" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 18 May 2021 15:42:00 +0200
Alcatel 1S (2021) review - Cheap entry-level smartphone with setbacks

74% Alcatel 1S (2021) review - Cheap entry-level smartphone with setbacks

Aggravated. The Alcatel 1S hardly gets any improvements this year. The focus is mainly on the latest Android version and the slightly larger display. You can find out why this is a bit too meager in the review.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.52" | 190 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 18 May 2021 08:38:00 +0200
May 17
Review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G

86% Review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G - Almost too good for a Lite smartphone

Faster than the Xiaomi Mi 11?! The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is a thin and light mid-range smartphone with the new Snapdragon 780G. Despite its lower price, it manages to beat the Xiaomi Mi 11 in some areas.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 642 | 6.55" | 159 g
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 17 May 2021 20:48:00 +0200
May 15
Lenovo V17-IIL review: A quiet home office laptop with a good display

80% Lenovo V17-IIL review: A quiet home office laptop with a good display

Ice Lake office. 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.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 17.30" | 2.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 15 May 2021 22:00:00 +0200
Dell XPS 13 9305: The sRGB color space is covered

88% Dell XPS 13 9305 Core i5 Full HD laptop in review: Less display, better colors

Premium goes low budget. Equipped with a comparable configuration, the 9305 is 300 Euros (~$362) cheaper than the popular 9310. In return, it has a 16:9 screen that displays colors very well and an additional USB-C port. Is the XPS 9305 the low-budget entry into the XPS world?
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Sat, 15 May 2021 03:11:00 +0200
May 14
HP Spectre x360 13 11th Gen Intel Convertible Review: Proof That OLED Isn't Everything

87% HP Spectre x360 13 11th Gen Intel Convertible Review: Proof That OLED Isn't Everything

OLED is dimmer than the IPS option. The gen-to-gen updates over 10th gen Ice Lake are massive in terms of graphics performance, but everything else remains essentially unchanged. If you're not doing any gaming or picture editing, then last year's model will be more than enough.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 14 May 2021 22:47:00 +0200
realme 8

81% Realme 8 smartphone review - Without fast internet the better phone?

5G deniers. The realme 8 4G costs just as much as its 5G brother. Does that make sense? Are there better features elsewhere? In the review, we take a look at for whom the inexpensive smartphone is worthwhile.
Mediatek Helio G95 | ARM Mali-G76 MP4 | 6.40" | 177 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 14 May 2021 13:21:00 +0200
May 13
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Laptop Review - Too expensive with Intel CPU?

85% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Laptop Review - Too expensive with Intel CPU?

Microsoft lacks innovation. Microsoft's small Surface Laptop 4 gets a new Tiger Lake processor, but that's about it. Is that still enough in 2021 to compete with the rivals including Apple’s M1 MacBooks?
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 13 May 2021 17:53:00 +0200
Carbon Mobile Carbon 1 Mk II

79% Carbon 1 Mk II smartphone review - Innovative, light and outdated

New horizons. With some delay, but a revolutionary carbon chassis, the Carbon 1 Mk II finally comes to the end user. Some things still feel like a prototype, but at the same time you have the feeling that you are holding a revolution in your hands. Is that enough to convince in everyday use?
Mediatek Helio P90 | PowerVR GM9446 | 6.01" | 125 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 13 May 2021 05:32:00 +0200
May 12
realme 8 5G

80% realme 8 5G Smartphone Review - Fast mobile internet for little money

5G for all. It is rare to get a 5G smartphone this cheap: The realme 8 5G costs just 199 Euros. It even comes with a 90 Hz display and a pretty fast SoC. Is the smartphone the new price-performance king?
MediaTek Dimensity 700 | ARM Mali-G57 MP2 | 6.50" | 185 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 12 May 2021 10:59:00 +0200
HP 255 G7 in review: Multiple weaknesses, no strengths

75% HP 255 G7 in review: Multiple weaknesses, no strengths

Ryzen office. The HP 255 G7 offers a Ryzen 3 APU, 8 GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system. Moreover, the built-in display disappoints in every respect.
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 12 May 2021 05:36:00 +0200
May 11
Resident Evil Village Performance Analysis

Resident Evil Village Performance Analysis

Horror game with impressive visuals. RE Village is on the growing list of titles with real-time ray tracing support. However, even without RT effects, the latest instalment in the Resident Evil series looks mighty impressive. Read this article to learn about the system requirements.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 11 May 2021 07:19:00 +0200
May 9
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Laptop Review: Big 16:10 upgrade with Intel Tiger Lake

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Laptop Review: Big 16:10 upgrade with Intel Tiger Lake

WQUXGA-ThinkPad. 16:10, two fans, a bigger battery and a 4K UHD+ screen - Lenovo has made a lot of changes to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9. While doing so, Lenovo unfortunately also made alterations to the ThinkPad keyboard that are not necessarily positive. Find out why in our comprehensive review!
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.2 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sun, 09 May 2021 00:27:00 +0200
May 8
HP ProBook 440 G8-2W1G4EA

83% HP ProBook 440 G8 review: Robust office laptop with a Tiger Lake CPU

With a Full-HD VA panel. 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.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Sat, 08 May 2021 21:20:00 +0200
Beelink GK Mini PC Review: Ready-to-Go HTPC

Beelink GK Mini PC Review: Ready-to-Go HTPC

Basic streaming needs. At just $229 USD, the Beelink system is almost 1/4 the price of the latest Intel NUC with 11th gen Core CPUs. It's obviously slower and with fewer features, but most home users might not even mind.
Intel Celeron J4125 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | | 269 g
Allen Ngo, Sat, 08 May 2021 19:17:00 +0200
Huami Amazfit GTS 2 mini in review: Functional and currently discounted smartwatch with Alexa

Huami Amazfit GTS 2 mini in review: Functional and currently discounted smartwatch with Alexa

Among siblings. We had the Amazfit GTS 2 mini under review almost at the same time as the Amazfit GTS 2e, which allowed for comparisons in many aspects. Apart from several similarities, there are also some differences. However, the question of which of the two is the better one didn't receive a clear answer in the end.
Dialog DA14697 | 1.55"
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 08 May 2021 18:41:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 laptop review: Familiar benefits from Intel Tiger Lake

88% Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 laptop review: Familiar benefits from Intel Tiger Lake

New innards in an old shell. Once again, Lenovo "only" updates its T-series with a new CPU. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 boasts a more promising CPU upgrade. After all, Tiger Lake is a much more extensive update than last-gen CPUs. However, the new ThinkPad laptop is not entirely flawless.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX450 | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 08 May 2021 06:23:00 +0200
May 7
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook 13IML05 Review: 2-in-1 device with an optional stylus

84% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook 13IML05 Review: 2-in-1 device with an optional stylus

Flexible. Lenovo’s 2-in-1 Chromebook comes with a Comet Lake-based CPU, an NVMe SSD and a backlit keyboard. The touchscreen can be operated not only with fingers but also with the Lenovo USI Pen, which is sold separately. The Chromebook also supports Power Delivery over USB-C.
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.30" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 07 May 2021 20:32:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 laptop in review: Business combined with media GPU and Tiger Lake

All-round device. The Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 does not look very different from the ThinkPad E15 Gen2 at first glance, but it offers considerably more features. We will clarify what these are and how the improved hardware performs in our review.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX450 | 15.60" | 1.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 07 May 2021 16:24:00 +0200
The Huami Amazfit GTS 2e scores points in the smartwatch review with uncommon features

The Huami Amazfit GTS 2e scores points in the smartwatch review with uncommon features

Insightful. The Amazfit GTS 2e stands out with its temperature sensor, rotating display, and GPX export. Looking at another smartwatch in Huami's extensive portfolio, significant differences in terms of software were revealed.
ST STM32L4R9 | 1.65" | 25 g
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 07 May 2021 02:06:00 +0200
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S

89% Asus ZenBook 13 Review - A compact 13-inch laptop with a fast Ryzen 7 5800U and OLED display

A great device for work! 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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Sebastian Bade, Fri, 07 May 2021 00:22:00 +0200
May 6
The new PowerDot 10,000-mAh USB-C PD 20W. (Source: Notebookcheck)

UGREEN PowerDot 10,000-mAh USB-C PD 20W Power Bank hands-on review

UGREEN is well-known for wireless, mobile and general “dongle-life” accessories. However, it also offers power banks with up-to-date features and specs. The PowerDot 10,000-mAh USB-C PD 20W Power Bank is a recent example. How does it hold up in day-to-day life?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 06 May 2021 19:23:00 +0200
Nokia X20

81% Nokia X20 smartphone review - Long warranty and 5G

Sustainable and lovable? The Nokia X20 shows where the Finnish traditional manufacturer is headed: New cell phone names, more sustainability, even more customer-oriented. With 5G, an extra-long warranty, and compostable accessories, this could succeed. We take a closer look in the test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.67" | 220 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 06 May 2021 14:04:00 +0200
How good are the cameras of the OnePlus 9 Pro compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro?

Camera comparison OnePlus 9 Pro vs. OnePlus 8 Pro as blind test - Progress at first glance?

Is the camera evolution within a year or the Hasselblad effect visible at first glance? In our blind test, the two OnePlus smartphones, OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro, compete against each other. We will find out how big the camera differences are in this review.
Marcus Herbrich, Thu, 06 May 2021 12:40:00 +0200
May 5
Impact Display Solutions IMP-3713-V2-16-500 Fanless PC Review

Impact Display Solutions IMP-3713-V2-16-500 Fanless PC Review

Completely silent ULV AMD desktop. Why use a small heat sink when the entire chassis itself can be one instead? This bulky industrial PC may be fanless, but it sacrifices performance in the process.
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) | | 3.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 05 May 2021 19:26:00 +0200
Cooler Master MasterCase EG200 in hands-on test: Does an external GPU via Thunderbolt case make sense?

Cooler Master MasterCase EG200 in hands-on test: Does an external GPU via Thunderbolt case make sense?

Destop-level gaming performance is certainly what many gamers who have sworn off the clunky tower want. The Mastercase EG200 accommodates full-length desktop graphics cards, supplies them with power and connects them to the laptop via Thunderbolt 3. Besides that, there are interesting extras like an additional hard drive bay, more USB ports or an integrated laptop holder. We check how a dGPU in the case performs against full-fledged desktop PCs.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 |
Christian Hintze, Wed, 05 May 2021 15:15:00 +0200
Xiaomi Redmi 9T review

79% Xiaomi Redmi 9T review: Entry-level smartphone with huge battery, NFC, and stereo sound

Poco M3 alternative. Since the price of the Redmi 9T has already dropped considerably compared to its MSRP of 170 Euros (~$204), the smaller sibling of the Redmi Note 9T offers a lot of smartphone for users on a tight budget according to its spec sheet. Moreover, enormous runtimes are possible with the Redmi phone thanks to its huge battery...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.53" | 198 g
Marcus Herbrich, Wed, 05 May 2021 06:31:00 +0200
May 4
Camera comparison Redmi Note 10 Pro vs. realme 8 Pro smartphone

Camera comparison Redmi Note 10 Pro vs. realme 8 Pro - smartphone mid-range with 108 MP

Both affordable mid-range smartphones have a lot of megapixels at their disposal. However, you can find out which of the two 108 MP phones will be ahead in the end and thus offers the best camera package for under 300 Euros (~$361) in our test.
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 04 May 2021 16:22:00 +0200
Between Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 and Band 6: Huami's Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker in test

Between Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 and Band 6: Huami's Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker in test

Right in the middle instead of just being there. Huami's Amazfit Band 5 is a better Mi Band 5 because it measures blood oxygen saturation and talks to Alexa in addition to many common features. But where does Huami's fitness tracker position itself between Xiaomi's Smart Band 5 and the new Mi Band 6?
1.10" | 12 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 04 May 2021 15:33:00 +0200
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Review: Near-RTX 3090 performance for US$500 less but only marginally better than RX 6800 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Review: Near-RTX 3090 performance for US$500 less but only marginally better than RX 6800 XT

Radeon has re-entered the chat. The Radeon RX 6900 XT signals AMD's re-entry into the flagship GPU space since the R9 Fury X's outing in 2015. The RX 6900 XT offers excellent raster performance that puts it firmly within reach of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 despite some inadequacies in ray tracing and lack of AI-based super sampling. We take the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT for a test drive and see how well Team Red has progressed with RDNA 2 so far.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT |
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 04 May 2021 14:55:00 +0200
Motorola Moto G100

85% Motorola Moto G100 smartphone review: Fast 5G mobile phone as PC replacement

Docking successful. A high-quality mid-range phone with a fast processor, fast storage, and a large battery. This is how you could describe the Moto G100, but that would be leaving out an important aspect: Thanks to the Ready For docking software, the smartphone can also be used as a replacement for a desktop PC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.70" | 207 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 04 May 2021 04:23:00 +0200
May 3
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 Ryzen 7 Review: Fastest 14-inch Convertible In The Market

79% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 Ryzen 7 Review: Fastest 14-inch Convertible In The Market

8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Debut. As if the mobile Ryzen 4000 series wasn't already impressive, the mobile Ryzen 5000 series kicks it up another notch for even higher performance-per-dollar to outclass every other 14-inch convertible currently available.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 03 May 2021 21:40:00 +0200
ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 Review: Lenovo's best Business Convertible

91% ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 Review: Lenovo's best Business Convertible

Matte 16:10 Touchscreen. The new ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 gets a major update and wants to convince customers with a new chassis, faster processor and a matte 16:10 touchscreen. Update: M.2 2242 SSD does not fit into the WWAN slot
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 03 May 2021 11:18:00 +0200
May 2
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) Review: Now with a 360-Hz screen

88% Razer Blade 15 Advanced (Early 2021) Review: Now with a 360-Hz screen

Even sharper. The Blade 15 Advanced scores some major points with its powerful hardware and great battery life. What is more, the Blade 15 Advanced now features a second M.2-2280 slot.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 02 May 2021 02:10:00 +0200
May 1
Lenovo Legion Y25-25 review: Flexible monitor not only for gamers

Lenovo Legion Y25-25 review: Flexible monitor not only for gamers

240 Hz gaming monitor. The Legion Y25-25 is part of Lenovo's gaming series and offers fast response times, high refresh rates, an appealing design, an integrated headset stand, and exemplary ergonomics. Our review will reveal whether the monitor can keep all its promises.
24.50" | 5.6 kg
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 01 May 2021 18:03:00 +0200
Apr 30
Infinix Hot 10S NFC Smartphone Review: 90 Hz for $120 USD

76% Infinix Hot 10S NFC Smartphone Review: 90 Hz for $120 USD

Hot and your cold. Just $120 USD can net you a fairly large 6.82-inch Android 11 smartphone and a sizeable 5000 mAh battery. There are some drawbacks, of course, but they're nothing most budget users can't live with.
Mediatek Helio G85 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.82" | 200 g
Allen Ngo, Fri, 30 Apr 2021 06:32:00 +0200
Oppo Find X3 Neo

88% Oppo Find X3 Neo smartphone in review: Focus on the camera

50 MP with AI support. Oppo also wants to win over demanding users with the Find X3 Neo. The system performance and the camera's imaging performance are supposed to be the keys to success. We will show how well the manufacturer succeeds in this in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.55" | 184 g
Mike Wobker, Fri, 30 Apr 2021 05:27:00 +0200
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 2C9R7EA

84% HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8 laptop in review: Quadro T500 and Tiger Lake in a 15-inch model

Workstation upgrade. The ZBook Firefly 15 also gets an upgrade to the Nvidia Quadro T500 and a Tiger Lake CPU in its 8th generation. Our review reveals the performance offered by the new hardware compared to the predecessor as well as other aspects that have changed.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 30 Apr 2021 05:22:00 +0200
Apr 29
Thunderbolt 4 convertible: Acer TravelMate Spin P4

85% Acer TravelMate Spin P4 laptop review - business model with Thunderbolt 4

Convertible with Thunderbolt 4. The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a convertible with an 11th generation Intel processor in a practical 14-inch format. The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics promises more performance compared to Intel-based devices from the previous generation, and the integrated stylus allows handwritten inputs as well as creative drawings.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Marius Schell, Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:48:00 +0200
Performance Analysis of Outriders

Performance Analysis of Outriders

Cool game, but half-cooked on a technical level. The third person shooter from Square Enix and People Can Fly has had a mixed reception among both critics and players. We have analysed the performance of the PC version.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:13:00 +0200
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W Review: Touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio

86% Acer Chromebook Spin 713 CP713-2W Review: Touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio

Business Chromebook. The Spin 713 offers a 3:2 touchscreen, good battery life and USB-C ports with support for Power Delivery. The 800-Euro (~$970) convertible is not one of the cheapest Chromebooks (in the US, the pricing is much better: $529).
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.50" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 29 Apr 2021 13:34:00 +0200
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo Convertible Review: A Timeless Design

87% MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo Convertible Review: A Timeless Design

MSI Spectre x360 13. The Summit is the most visually striking laptop yet from MSI. Its quality is thankfully not just skin deep as performance and battery life are just as respectable.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.40" | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 29 Apr 2021 01:00:00 +0200
The Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ in review (image: Huawei)

86% Huawei MateBook D 16 in review: A lot of AMD power and hardly any points of criticism

A lot of performance for a low price. With the MateBook D 16, Huawei offers an interesting and affordable multimedia laptop at an MSRP of 900 Euros (~$1,088). The device offers a 16.1-inch display packed into an elegant metal case. Can the Huawei MateBook D 16 convince in the test as much as its first impression suggests?
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) | 16.10" | 1.7 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Thu, 29 Apr 2021 00:51:00 +0200
Apr 27
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 laptop review: New AMD processor and more endurance

85% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 laptop review: New AMD processor and more endurance

A missed chance? 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.
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) | 15.00" | 1.6 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 22:34:00 +0200
Which OnePlus smartphone has the better cameras?

OnePlus 9 vs. OnePlus 8T smartphone camera comparison: Is Hasselblad the winner or is it OIS?

After several camera updates and just in time for the market launch of the OnePlus 9, we compare the cameras of the latest high-end phones from OnePlus. Our review features the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 8T. Although the 2021 model has a Hasselblad-branded camera setup on the back, it lacks the OnePlus 8T's IOS.
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 20:33:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 in the review: Hand-held

78% Lenovo IdeaPad 1 11ADA05 in the review: Hand-held

Silent Chromebook competitor offers more performance in battery mode than in mains operation Lenovo's 11.6-incher does not have a convincing hardware configuration on board. However, the device offers silent operation, a one-year MS Office 365 Personal license and a low price level (279 Euros/~$337). Windows 10 Home in S mode serves as the operating system.
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 11.60" | 1.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:38:00 +0200
Huawei Band 6 and Honor Band 6 in review: Honor loses out once again in the last joint fitness tracker

Huawei Band 6 and Honor Band 6 in review: Honor loses out once again in the last joint fitness tracker

The last dance. The Band 6 marks the end of the close relationship between the smartwatches and fitness trackers from Honor and its former parent company Huawei. Once again, we explore the subtle differences that have always made Huawei's wearable slightly better than Honor's almost identical one in the past. The latter also loses out in this last comparison review.
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 27 Apr 2021 05:51:00 +0200
Apr 26
Kaby Lake-G Is History: Intel Phantom Canyon NUC11PHKi7C Review

Kaby Lake-G Is History: Intel Phantom Canyon NUC11PHKi7C Review

Kicking Hades in the butt. Instead of developing a second generation Kaby Lake-G, Intel has simply swapped out AMD for Nvidia to essentially put an end to the short-lived Intel-AMD chipset. The results are worthwhile even if the new NUC is a bit thicker and heavier than before.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile | | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 26 Apr 2021 18:43:00 +0200
Apr 25
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

74% Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Smartphone Review - Small improvements for the rugged smartphone

Replaceable once again. The Galaxy XCover 5 from Samsung offers an IP certification once again. The replaceable battery is back and the price is attractive. So is it the best it has ever been?
Samsung Exynos 850 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 5.30" | 172 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 25 Apr 2021 19:03:00 +0200
The XGIMI MoGo Pro portable projector is a handy projector for watching movies and media away from home or in the backyard. (Image via Xgimi)

XGIMI MoGo Pro portable projector hands-on

The MoGo Pro portable projector from XGIMI is a powerful but compact projector that is well-suited for outdoor movie nights, media binges on the road, or video viewing at a friend's house. However, the projector is outclassed by less portable solutions (especially at this price), edging it out for use in a permanent home theater setup.
Sam Medley, Sun, 25 Apr 2021 05:59:00 +0200
Apr 24
Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (Clevo X170KM-G) in review: Massive powerhouse with lush equipment

85% Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (Clevo X170KM-G) in review: Massive powerhouse with lush equipment

More power. Schenker's DTR notebook scores with brute computing power and extensive maintenance, connection and expansion options. Thus, the processor and graphics core could be replaced in addition to the working memory and storage media.
Intel Core i9-11900K | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 4.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:40:00 +0200
Apr 23
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 laptop review: Business convertible now with Tiger Lake

88% Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 laptop review: Business convertible now with Tiger Lake

Only a minor update? Lenovo has equipped its entry-level business convertible with an up-to-date Tiger Lake processor and a modern Thunderbolt 4 port. However, the compact ThinkPad still has to do without a 16:10 screen in this generation. Is the update worth it anyway?
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 13.30" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 23 Apr 2021 20:14:00 +0200
Apr 22
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Smartphone Review - Another chapter in a success story

83% Samsung Galaxy A52 5G Smartphone Review - Another chapter in a success story

More premium. The Galaxy A52 5G is an updated version of one of the most successful Samsung smartphones. It comes with a price hike, which puts it above the 400-Euro (~$480) mark for the first time. Read our review to learn why it is still worth every cent.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.50" | 189 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 22:12:00 +0200
Acer FA100 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

Acer FA100 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

New Acer storage solution. Acer and BIWIN will make available several memory and SSD products to audiences in the United States and China. The first will be the FA100 M.2 PCIe 3 x4 2280 NVMe SSD that promises to be six times faster than the standard SATA SSD.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 22 Apr 2021 06:08:00 +0200
Apr 21
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet review: The 11.5-inch premium tablet also positions itself as a laptop replacement

86% Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet review: The 11.5-inch premium tablet also positions itself as a laptop replacement

Striving to meet professional demands. An 11.5-inch OLED panel with Dolby Vision, four Dolby Atmos speakers, and a metal chassis - the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro targets high-end tablets like the Apple iPad Pro 11. On top of that, it aims to be a laptop replacement. A Windows-like mode is even available for this. We take a closer look at the all-rounder here.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 11.50" | 485 g
Manuel Masiero, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:15:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

87% Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 smartphone review - Active cooling for fast gaming

Better gamble. Only a few months after our review of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, the successor is already available and it sounds like a real upgrade: More power, more gaming features, active cooling, new design. So, a real feast for gamers?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.92" | 259 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:46:00 +0200
Apr 20
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 ITL

83% Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 Laptop review: Affordable Tiger Lake laptop

Good maintenance options. 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.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:48:00 +0200
Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
Apr 19
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

84% MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

Making the GP65 look outdated. MSI kicked off 2021 with a whole lineup of refreshed laptops sporting GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. Instead of just a simple internal update, however, many of these new models have brand new chassis designs and the GP66 is looking like the best one yet.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:59:00 +0200
realme 8 Pro

82% Realme 8 Pro smartphone review - Lightweight 300-Euro-phone without 5G

In the megapixel frenzy. Realme installs a 108-megapixel camera in its 8 Pro and enables fancy photo effects like tilt-shift and pictures of the starry night sky. However, the latest cellular standard is missing, which limits the future viability somewhat.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.40" | 176 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:03:00 +0200
Apr 18
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone review

84% Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone review: Dream display for anti-5G users at a bargain price

Mid-range game changer. A 120 Hz OLED panel in a mid-range phone with a powerful Snapdragon SoC and a 108 MP camera for less than 280 Euros (~$336)? Not too long ago, these were features of a premium smartphone. Our review of the Xiaomi smartphone reveals how the affordable Redmi Note 10 Pro fares apart from the 6.67-inch AMOLED Dot display.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.67" | 193 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:35:00 +0200
Apr 17
Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on review (Source: Own)

Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on: Everything you'd expect for roughly US$100

The Genesis Thor 400 RGB is a full-size programmable mechanical keyboard that comes with a detachable palm rest. It uses Kailh Red switches and its set of features includes both preset and customizable RGB lighting settings, n-key rollover, configurable macro keys, and more. The backlight/volume knob's placement seems like the only drawback.
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

X1 Tablet, but better. After years of ThinkPad tablet abstinence, Lenovo returns to the 2-in-1 market with the new Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1. The Lenovo X12 Tablet manages to impress us in our test - it turns out to be a worthy competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 12.30" | 1.1 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
Apr 16
OnePlus Watch in review: There are still some teething problems

OnePlus Watch in review: There are still some teething problems

Power saver. OnePlus opted for RTOS instead of Google's Wear OS and against an always-on display due to battery life concerns. However, that and an equivalent to the Play Store's Health app for the iPhone are reportedly already under discussion. We also found a few software bugs for the developers, but we are otherwise excited about the smartwatch. And not only because of its low price.
1.39" | 45 g
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:11:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

86% Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 Review: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

Never gets too loud or too hot. The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. It gets neither too loud nor too hot.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:13:00 +0200
Apr 15
Intel NUC11TNKi5 Pro Mini Tiger Canyon Review: Smallest Tiger Lake NUC

Intel NUC11TNKi5 Pro Mini Tiger Canyon Review: Smallest Tiger Lake NUC

Tiger Lake flexes its muscles. 10th gen Intel wasn't always easy to follow with its split Ice Lake and Comet Lake-U approach. Thankfully, 11th gen Tiger Lake and the NUC11 family have streamlined the series while upping performance by quite the margin.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | | 504 g
Allen Ngo, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:21:00 +0200
Asus ROG Phone 5 review: The king of gaming smartphones

88% Asus ROG Phone 5 review: The king of gaming smartphones

Early upgrade. The ROG Phone 5 is ready to defend the gaming crown, and it aims to convince with cutting-edge hardware and familiar strengths. Find out whether the Asus smartphone is more than just a niche product in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.78" | 239 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:25:00 +0200
Testing the HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 Mobile Workstation (image by HP)

90% HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 review: A lot of power and a great 4K display in a more compact package

29% smaller. 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.
Intel Core i9-10885H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q | 17.30" | 2.9 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Thu, 15 Apr 2021 01:13:00 +0200
Apr 14
The striking Amazfit T-Rex Pro offers many settings and functions at a good price

The striking Amazfit T-Rex Pro offers many settings and functions at a good price

Light baggage. The Amazfit T-Rex Pro is as robust as it is lightweight. Additional hardware like a barometer and a new biometric sensor make the Zepp wearable a lot better than its predecessor, which was still released under Huami. We also liked numerous settings in the test, including its options for the display, health management, and sports.
1.30"
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
Apr 13
Which premium phone has the best camera? We clarify this in our review.

Xiaomi Mi 11 vs. OnePlus 9 smartphone camera comparison: Disappointments on both sides

We pit the current high-end smartphones from Xiaomi and OnePlus against each other in a camera comparison. How big are the differences between the Xiaomi Mi 11 and the OnePlus 9? This will be revealed in our review.
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:59:00 +0200
Logitech Keys-To-Go in hands-on review: Ultra-thin, small and light keyboard for iPhone & Co

Logitech Keys-To-Go in hands-on review: Ultra-thin, small and light keyboard for iPhone & Co

Why should you always lug around a laptop when you can do your typing from any lighter tablet or even smartphone these days? Of course, writing longer texts on a virtual on-screen keyboard is much less fast and comfortable than on physical keys. But since most external keyboards are big and bulky, Logitech now wants to offer the perfect companion for iPhone and iPad, but also Android devices - the Keys-To-Go.
Christian Hintze, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:26:00 +0200
Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB speakers hands-on (Source: Own)

Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB Bluetooth speakers hands-on: Multiple light tricks and connectivity options, good sound, stylish design

Advertised as "the first speakers on the market that allow you to control the backlight using a PC motherboard," the Genesis Helium 300BT ARGB also delivers a pleasant audio experience. Today, I will try to find the essential highs and lows of this audio accessory that targets computer users who love RGB lighting.
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:56:00 +0200
Xiaomi Redmi 9AT smartphone review

75% Xiaomi Redmi 9AT smartphone review: Is the 99-Euro smartphone better than the original?

The best low-budget smartphone? It's almost impossible to get a smartphone at a lower price than the Redmi 9AT. Fans of long battery life in particular will get their money's worth with the Xiaomi phone. Our review of the Redmi 9A clone will reveal whether the Redmi smartphone is worth buying.
Mediatek Helio G25 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.53" | 194 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:32:00 +0200
Apr 12
Asus VivoBook S13 S333JA Laptop Review: Great Display For Cheap

82% Asus VivoBook S13 S333JA Laptop Review: Great Display For Cheap

Solid option for students. Asus is positioning its latest VivoBook series as a solution for younger users on tighter budgets. Though it's nowhere near as fancy or appealing as the ZenBook, the VivoBook S333 is still a major improvement over the older VivoBook S330 series.
Intel Core i5-1035G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:21:00 +0200
Apr 11
Genesis Holm 510 RGB gaming desk with Helium 300BT ARGB speakers and Thor 400 RGB keyboard (Source: Own)

Genesis Holm 510 RGB gaming desk hands-on: More than just a lot of space and RGB lighting

Gaming desks often come with RGB lighting and a few other gimmicks that don't justify their price. In addition to the rather common lights, cable organizer and cup/headphone holders, Genesis also throws in a wireless charger and a USB 3.0 hub. Today, we will see if these are enough to make the Holm 510 competitive or this is just another overpriced gaming desk.
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 11:34:00 +0200
Apr 10
Schenker VIA 14 laptop in review: Lightweight magnesium ultrabook with extremely long battery life

88% Schenker VIA 14 laptop in review: Lightweight magnesium ultrabook with extremely long battery life

Tiger Lake with a large battery and many connections. With the current VIA 14, Schenker offers an extremely light 14-inch Ultrabook that relies on modern Tiger Lake processors including Thunderbolt 4/USB 4. The Full HD panel is also very efficient and enables runtimes of more than 15 hours together with the 73 Wh battery.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 06:16:00 +0200
Apr 9
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

84% Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

Silver laptop for SMEs. Black laptops are out - at least in some segments. Lenovo tries to attract such customers in the business sector as well and offers an alternative to ThinkPads with the ThinkBook series. Apart from the design, the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 doesn't differ that much from the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:13:00 +0200
Apr 8
Durabook S14I Rugged Laptop Review: Durable 11th Gen Tiger Lake

Durabook S14I Rugged Laptop Review: Durable 11th Gen Tiger Lake

One step above semi-rugged. The Durabook S14I inherits many features of modern Ultrabooks and then some including the latest Intel U-series CPUs, NVMe SSDs, Wi-Fi 6, and USB-C with support for both Power Delivery and DisplayPort. The usual drawbacks remain, but they are a bit easier to overlook.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 3 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:19:00 +0200
Motorola Moto G10

77% Motorola Moto G10 smartphone review: Stylish, sturdy, and affordable mobile phone

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Motorola has equipped the 10th generation of its affordable mid-range phone with even more cameras and a fresh look. However, if you take a closer look, the differences to the previous generation are not that big. In our review, we'll evaluate whether the update is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.50" | 200 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:33:00 +0200
Apr 7
Flexispot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair hands-on

Flexispot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair hands-on

The Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair from Flexispot is a solidly built and well-designed chair that offers good comfort and support at a reasonable price. However, the chair lacks the setup options and flexibility of other office chairs, ultimately limiting its market.
Sam Medley, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:31:00 +0200
Apr 6
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

The thinnest ThinkPad has to make some compromises. The new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses expensive materials and is Lenovo’s new flagship business convertible. It is also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but that results in some compromises, for example in terms of performance as well as input devices.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:42:00 +0200
Alienware m15 R4

85% Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop in review: Lots of power, short battery life

140-watt TGP. Dell equips the Alienware m15 with Nvidia's new RTX 3000 GPUs in the R4 version. In our test configuration, the GeForce RTX 3070 shows what it can do at maximum TGP. The performance that can otherwise be found in this laptop will be revealed in our review.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 20:02:00 +0200
Huawei Watch Fit Elegant in review: Successful visual and functional upgrade

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant in review: Successful visual and functional upgrade

Fine-tuning. Without much fuss, Huawei raises an important pillar of health monitoring to a level that many current wearables, even more expensive ones, have not been able to reach so far. The external changes are subtle yet all-around positive.
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:46:00 +0200
Apr 5
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA

85% HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 laptop in review: Small workstation with faster ports

Now also with Tiger Lake. Less than three months after our review of the ZBook Firefly G7, we already have its successor on our desk. It comes with a CPU from the Tiger Lake generation and with Nvidia's brand-new Quadro T500 mobile graphics card. This review will show what the upgrade is capable of.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:29:00 +0200
Review of the Motorola Moto G30

78% Motorola Moto G30 Review: 90-Hz smartphone with an IP certification and NFC for less than 180 Euros

Strong competition for the Redmi smartphones?! The Moto G30 has an impressive specifications sheet. The low-priced mid-range smartphone features a 90-Hz screen, a quad-camera system, a 3.5-mm audio jack and a dual-SIM card slot that also supports microSD cards. Read our extensive review to learn about the weaknesses of the Motorola Moto G30.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.50" | 197 g
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:39:00 +0200
LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

86% LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

Rare 16-inch 2-in-1. LG is expanding its Gram series this year to include a 16-inch Gram 16 convertible. It might sound bulky on paper, but the laptop is actually much lighter than it looks.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 16.00" | 1.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:49:00 +0200
UGREEN HiTune T2 TWS and charging case (Source: Own)

UGREEN HiTune T2 TWS hands-on: Nothing out of this world, but good value for the price

With a launch price of less than US$30, the UGREEN HiTune T2 comes with Qi wireless charging support, up to 4 hours of autonomy on a single charge, an attractive design, and good sound quality. The build quality is also all right, and the HiTune T2 is also IPX5-rated for resistance against water and sweat.
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:13:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

87% Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 15IMH05 review: Dolby Vision, very good battery life, and a three-year warranty

Successful allrounder. 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.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 00:46:00 +0200
Apr 3
OnePlus 9 smartphone review

87% OnePlus 9 smartphone review: Strong OnePlus phone without major progress

An improved Xiaomi Mi 11? The OnePlus 9 offers very good technical features on paper, but is it worth it to make the switch from the OnePlus 8T? And can the cameras of the OnePlus phone live up to the hype surrounding the cooperation with the renowned Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad? Our review of the OnePlus 9 will reveal the answers to this.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.55" | 192 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 06:32:00 +0200
Apr 2
Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T-58DN

85% Acer Swift 5 SF514-55T Laptop review: Slim allrounder on EVO basis

Tiger Lake moves ahead. 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.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:19:00 +0200
Doogee X95 Pro Smartphone Review: Face ID and Android 10 For $100

71% Doogee X95 Pro Smartphone Review: Face ID and Android 10 For $100

Just enough and nothing more. How many corners must you cut when aiming for such a low price point? Not as much as one might expect, apparently. The Doogee X95 Pro works well as a backup smartphone or even as a primary for undemanding users.
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.52" | 177 g
Allen Ngo, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 07:12:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

77% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

Foldable OLED tablet. With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo presents the first laptop with a foldable OLED panel. However, it has to deal with many limitations in everyday use. We want to find out whether the X1 Fold justifies the high price or whether you should rather avoid the technology experiment.
Intel Core i5-L16G7 | Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 02:03:00 +0200
Apr 1
OnePlus 9 Pro

88% OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone review: High-end phone charges twice as fast

To the top with a cult camera? The OnePlus 9 Pro is comparatively inexpensive for a high-end phone in 2021, but it still aims to impress with a lot of features and a great screen. Does the new cooperation with Hasselblad also improve the camera quality?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.70" | 197 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 06:41:00 +0200
Mar 31
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13ITL5 laptop review: Tiger Lake combined with ultralight materials

88% Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13ITL5 laptop review: Tiger Lake combined with ultralight materials

White featherweight. Take a ThinkPad X1 Nano, remove some features, and paint it white. Lenovo didn't do that, obviously, but the result would probably look very similar to the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon. Lenovo's cheaper ultralight laptop can convince in our test - but with some weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.30" | 975 g
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 15:05:00 +0200
Mar 30
GMK NucBox 2 Mini PC Review: Reasonably Priced with Good Upgradeability

GMK NucBox 2 Mini PC Review: Reasonably Priced with Good Upgradeability

Intel NUC alternative. The GMK uses the same 8th gen Intel CPU as the 2018 MacBook Pro 13 for less than $500 USD retail. Build quality and performance impressions are solid even if a few features are missing.
Intel Core i5-8259U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | | 430 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:16:00 +0200
Mar 29
Logitech Slim Combo MK470 in hands-on review: Quiet, wireless keyboard-mouse set for mobile and stationary use

Logitech Slim Combo MK470 in hands-on review: Quiet, wireless keyboard-mouse set for mobile and stationary use

We have a keyboard-mouse set for testing, the MK470 Slim Combo from Logitech. The set focuses on mobility and is therefore particularly thin, but is also supposed to be used on the desktop at home. Our hands-on test clarifies whether the MK470 can fully replace conventional keyboards and mice and is also the perfect companion for on the go.
Christian Hintze, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 14:51:00 +0200
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review: A Great Laptop You Probably Can't Buy

88% Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 Review: A Great Laptop You Probably Can't Buy

Tiger Lake and Iris Xe. The MateBook X Pro is still one of the sharpest-looking Ultrabooks you can buy despite its years-old visual design. However, a few aspects haven't aged well at all for Huawei's flagship model.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.90" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 02:41:00 +0200
Mar 28
Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

84% Honor MagicBook Pro review: Compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life

Intel/Nvidia or AMD? 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.
Intel Core i5-10210U | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 16.10" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:54:00 +0200
Mar 26
Smartwatches: Xiaomi Mi Watch versus realme Watch S – Is the higher price worth it?

Smartwatches: Xiaomi Mi Watch versus realme Watch S – Is the higher price worth it?

Big is beautiful. Externally, the Xiaomi Mi Watch and the realme Watch S are very similar. While the Mi Watch is above the 100-Euro (~$118) mark just like the recently introduced realme Watch S Pro, the Watch S is an attractive tracker in the lower price segment. Our side-by-side comparison will reveal whether the Watch S is a price breaker and for whom the additional price is worth it.
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:15:00 +0100
MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Laptop Review: A GeForce RTX 3080 PC You Can Actually Buy

87% MSI GE76 Raider 10UH Laptop Review: A GeForce RTX 3080 PC You Can Actually Buy

A complete Makeover. After two years with the same GE75 design, MSI is ready to move forward with a full frontal redesign of the series. The result is a system that is heavier than its predecessor but for all the right reasons.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:27:00 +0100
Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

84% Microsoft Surface Pro X Review - Microsoft's ARM-based tablet with poor compatibility

Too many limitations. The Surface Pro X comes with an ARM-based processor and an integrated LTE modem, which is why it is an interesting device for those who appreciate portability. However, in everyday use, the combination of an ARM SoC and Windows 10 results in a lot of limitations, and the battery life is also quite poor.
Microsoft SQ1 | Qualcomm Adreno 685 | 13.00" | 1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:47:00 +0100
Mar 23
HP ZBook Studio G7 Laptop Review - The best mobile workstation thanks to vapor chamber and DreamColor?

91% HP ZBook Studio G7 Laptop Review - The best mobile workstation thanks to vapor chamber and DreamColor?

Powerful components and a great display. Almost all manufacturers offer slim workstations, but you usually do not get very powerful GPUs. HP on the other hand equips its ZBook Studio G7 with powerful Quadro RTX GPUs from Nvidia and also puts a very good DreamColor display with the 4K resolution and HDR in the stylish chassis. Is the vapor chamber cooling powerful enough to utilize the full power of the components?
Intel Core i9-10885H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 15.60" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 22:07:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: AMD workstation sans dedicated GPU

84% Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: AMD workstation sans dedicated GPU

The iGPU workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 is being sold with Intel and with AMD CPUs. We take a look at the AMD variant, which does not feature a dedicated GPU - peculiar for a workstation. We also test the ThinkPad PrivacyGuard screen.
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:53:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections

Premium screen, entry-level 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.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 15.60" | 2 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 17:34:00 +0100
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

89% Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus in review: Tiger Lake provides a performance boost

Tiger and Dragon. LTE modem, Tiger Lake, replaceable SSD - Microsoft adds new features to the Surface Pro 7 and names the whole package Surface Pro 7 Plus. Consumers can't buy the device (yet). The sales group is limited to companies and schools for the time being.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 12.30" | 796 g
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 05:59:00 +0100
Tuxedo Pulse 15 Laptop Review - AMD-powered 15-inch Linux Ultrabook

85% Tuxedo Pulse 15 Laptop Review - AMD-powered 15-inch Linux Ultrabook

AMD Ryzen meets Linux. Tuxedo's Pulse 15 is a 15-inch multimedia notebook based on AMD's Ryzen line of CPUs. It is customizable and offers plentiful connectivity as well as a large battery that makes for a long battery life.
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) | 15.60" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 23 Mar 2021 02:44:00 +0100
Mar 21
The Xiaomi Mi Watch leaves mixed feelings in our review

The Xiaomi Mi Watch leaves mixed feelings in our review

Not everybody's darling. We got some ideas from our readers for the review of the Xiaomi Mi Watch. This sometimes led to different results depending on whether the wearable is connected to an Android device or an iPhone. The differences aren't only related to Alexa. Especially when it comes to the health parameters, it's not all good news.
1.39" | 32 g
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 20:21:00 +0100
Oppo Find X3 Pro review: The smartphone with the microscope camera

89% Oppo Find X3 Pro review: The smartphone with the microscope camera

More colors. The Find X3 Pro is Oppo's answer to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra; therefore, it offers a high-end smartphone that breaks new ground especially in terms of the camera. Some improvements have been made compared to the predecessor, but our review also reveals some minor setbacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.70" | 193 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 21 Mar 2021 01:59:00 +0100
Mar 19
The Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5 convertible in review. (Image source: Acer)

84% Acer Spin 3 SP314: Stylish convertible convinces in review

Quick-change artist. The Acer Spin 3 convertible is half laptop, half tablet. Is the device a lazy compromise in both categories, or is the compact 14-inch device a cheap deal with its Intel Core i5-1035G4 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 paired with 8 GB of RAM at around 800 Euros (~$954)?
Intel Core i5-1035G4 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 16:32:00 +0100
Mar 18
Teclast M40 10.1-inch Android tablet and P20HD from the back (Source: Own)

Teclast M40 hands-on: Powerful hardware for the price, but with a few problems and apparently stuck on Android 10

With a design that make it look like a black P20HD, the Teclast M40 is a superior tablet in terms of performance. However, the more powerful processor, 2 GB of additional memory and twice the amount of storage when compared to the...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 18:16:00 +0100
Lenovo Tab P11 tablet review - Starting at 250 Euros: The cheapest 11-inch tablet is also an all-rounder

82% Lenovo Tab P11 tablet review - Starting at 250 Euros: The cheapest 11-inch tablet is also an all-rounder

All-purpose weapon. Inexpensive and still with good features - many tablets fail at this balancing act, but the Lenovo Tab 11 manages to reconcile these seemingly contradictory terms. Naturally, its entry-level price of 250 Euros (~$298) requires some trade-offs. Nevertheless, the 11-incher performs well in the test and can cover a fairly broad range of applications.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 11.00" | 490 g
Manuel Masiero, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 14:12:00 +0100
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (source: AMD)

The new mid-range: The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Desktop GPU is equipped with 12 GB of VRAM

Premium mid-range with RDNA2! A few months after the release of the new high-end GPUs based on the RDNA2 architecture, AMD has now also released the smaller version in the form of the AMD Ra...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 05:44:00 +0100
Mar 17
Blackview A80 Plus

75% Blackview A80 Plus Smartphone Review - Little Money For Fast Internet

Bargain Suspicion. If you are looking for a smartphone for very little money, you will come across Blackview at major online retailers. The A80 Plus is a bit better equipped than the cheapest models and even enables mobile payments thanks to NFC. We take a closer look at the Chinese phone in our test.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.49" | 180 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:57:00 +0100
Mar 16
JOMISE K7 1600P dashcam hands-on review Notebookcheck.net (Source: Own)

JOMISE K7 1600P smart dashcam hands-on: Good video quality, but rather weak software support

With a SONY IMX415 sensor inside, the JOMISE K7 1600P is a dashcam that provides 170-degree wide coverage, parking mode, a mobile app to download and view videos, traffic lights change reminder and more. Although it has a few quir...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 23:31:00 +0100
The HELM Audio DB12 AAAMP portable amplifier is a compact solution for hi-fi problems.

HELM Audio DB12 AAAMP portable headphone amplifier hands-on

Audio magic on the go. The HELM Audio DB12 AAAMP portable amp is a well-built and compact solution for Hi-Fi headphones. The portable THX Certified amp increases the volume and clarity of audio, resulting in a noticeable improvement in quality. However, at US$180, the prohibitive cost will price out all but the most dedicated audiophiles.
Sam Medley, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 22:05:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy A02s

73% Samsung Galaxy A02s smartphone review – Korean smartphone with a WLAN problem

Affordable entry. 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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 6.50" | 196 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:13:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

90% Dell Latitude 12 7210 2-in-1 in review: Comet Lake provides better battery life

Model update. Dell's Surface Pro competitor offers quiet to silent operation, low heat emissions, and a touchscreen display in the 3:2 format. The latter responds to touch input performed with the fingers as well as with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen.
Intel Core i7-10610U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.30" | 850 g
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 16 Mar 2021 01:13:00 +0100
Mar 15
Dell Inspiron 14 7400-VY8JW

84% Dell Inspiron 14 7400 Laptop Review: Portable office laptop with a Tiger Lake CPU

With the bright 16:10 display. The Inspiron 14 7400 is small and light. It also comes with a superb display. In combination with a Tiger Lake CPU and Nvidia’s GeForce MX350, the Inspiron 14 can be a very good office laptop. But is it? Read our review to find out.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 14.50" | 1.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 15 Mar 2021 18:44:00 +0100
Mar 14
Razer Blade 15 Base Model Laptop Review: 95 W GeForce RTX 3060 Holds Up Well

86% Razer Blade 15 Base Model Laptop Review: 95 W GeForce RTX 3060 Holds Up Well

The GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q? The latest Razer Blade 15 laptop with GeForce RTX 30 graphics starts at $1699 up to $3299 for the highest-end configuration. We test the lowest-end configuration to see how it stacks up against the previous generation of Blade 15 RTX 20 options.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Sun, 14 Mar 2021 19:41:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G review: There's more than just progress in the 5G smartphone

79% Samsung Galaxy A32 5G review: There's more than just progress in the 5G smartphone

5G thanks to trade-offs. The Galaxy A32 5G offers a large 6.5-inch display, a big battery, a modern MediaTek SoC, and a quad-camera setup. However, it can't always outperform its predecessor, and it offers a narrower set of features than some of its rivals.
MediaTek Dimensity 720 | ARM Mali-G57 MP3 | 6.50" | 205 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 14 Mar 2021 00:28:00 +0100
Mar 12
Asus ExpertBook B9 Laptop Review: Tiger Lake offers a decent boost in performance for the ultra-mobile flyweight

87% Asus ExpertBook B9 Laptop Review: Tiger Lake offers a decent boost in performance for the ultra-mobile flyweight

Lighter than a carton of milk. The 14-inch ExpertBook weighs less than 1000 grams (2.2 lbs) and gets a significant boost in performance this year, thanks to a new Tiger Lake chip. Moreover, the Asus laptop now comes with Thunderbolt 4 instead of Thunderbolt 3 and the display has gotten brighter. But did the new version get only the reasonable upgrades or is there something to be critical about? Read our extensive review to find out!
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 995 g
Christian Hintze, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 23:05:00 +0100
The Acer Aspire 5 A517 laptop in review. (Image source: Acer)

83% Acer Aspire 5 A517 laptop review: Attractive 17.3-incher with Tiger Lake CPU and MX350 GPU

Battleship with Tiger Lake. Acer offers a range of 14 to 17.3 inches in its Aspire 5 model series. The big A517 model scores points with an Intel i7-1165G7 and a GeForce MX350. Our review reveals how the all-rounder with its 43.9 cm display diagonal performs in practice.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX350 | 17.00" | 2.2 kg
Marcus Schwarten, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 17:56:00 +0100
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review - Strong ANC headphones with good sound

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review - Strong ANC headphones with good sound

Classic upgrade. The Momentum 3 Wireless cannot deny its origins and has the concise design of its predecessor, but this has now been freshened up a bit. The interfaces are also modernized, but Sennheiser could have been a bit more generous with the audio codecs.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:26:00 +0100
Mar 11
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Review: A Spectre For Professionals

91% HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Review: A Spectre For Professionals

Great convertible, aging processor. Like the HP Dragonfly or Spectre series, the EliteBook x360 1040 G7 is one of the sleekest laptops for its size and category. Internally, however, the old Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-U processor is holding back the system from performing as well as most of the latest Ultrabooks in the market.
Intel Core i7-10810U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14.00" | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 18:49:00 +0100
Blackview A80

69% Blackview A80 Smartphone Review - Cell phone for little money

Too low a poker game? The Blackview A series is aimed at those who only want to spend very little money on a smartphone. The Blackview A80 comes with Android 10 Go, very little memory, but at least four camera lenses to the buyer. A good offer?
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 | 6.21" | 180 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 14:46:00 +0100
Oppo Find X3 Lite smartphone review: Fast mid-ranger with a 90 Hz OLED panel and a 65-watt power adapter

82% Oppo Find X3 Lite smartphone review: Fast mid-ranger with a 90 Hz OLED panel and a 65-watt power adapter

New player. Oppo is still a relatively unknown player in Germany, but it's already number 4 in global smartphone sales after Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi. This means that the Chinese manufacturer is doing quite a lot right from the customer's point of view. We will find out in our review whether that is also the case with the Find X3 Lite, the smallest model from Oppo's new flagship family.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.43" | 172 g
Manuel Masiero, Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:15:00 +0100
Mar 10
Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 laptop review: Powerful convertible is slowed down by Intel Comet Lake

87% Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314 laptop review: Powerful convertible is slowed down by Intel Comet Lake

Convertible for creatives featuring a GeForce GTX GPU. Acer sells laptops for creative professionals and engineers under the "ConceptD" label. In order to reach this target group, they have specialized in convertibles with powerful components - which is also the case with the Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel CC314. Unfortunately, our test left us somewhat disappointed due to the rather inefficient CPU.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 14.00" | 1.8 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 18:12:00 +0100
Blackview BL6000 Pro

82% Blackview BL6000 Pro Smartphone Review - Cell phone for outdoor fans with 5G

Design Italiano. Do you want your smartphone to be robust, but you do not want to do without the fastest mobile standard? Then the Blackview BL6000 Pro is the right choice. It comes with 5G and is protected against water and dust. We will find out whether it is a good phone in our test.
MediaTek Dimensity 800 | ARM Mali-G57 MP4 | 6.36" | 273 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 10 Mar 2021 03:41:00 +0100
Mar 9
Which flagship smartphone has the best camera?

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. Xiaomi Mi 11 camera comparison: One flagship smartphone clearly has the edge

Our camera review features the following contenders: The Xiaomi Mi 11 vs. the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus. Our camera comparison between the Xiaomi and the Samsung smartphones reveals which "entry-level" flagship phone from the two manufacturers offers the best camera experience in the end.
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 09 Mar 2021 18:23:00 +0100
Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GM5NG0O) in review: A lot of performance for the fast WQHD panel

85% Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GM5NG0O) in review: A lot of performance for the fast WQHD panel

The RTX 3060 does a good job. The Schenker Core 15 brings all modern computer games smoothly onto the responsive screen (WQHD, IPS, 165 Hz). In addition, there's an NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode), and decent battery runtimes. The new Control Center provides extensive control over the APU and GPU performance.
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 09 Mar 2021 04:49:00 +0100
Mar 8
MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Laptop Review: GeForce RTX 3060 on a Budget

80% MSI GF65 Thin 10UE Laptop Review: GeForce RTX 3060 on a Budget

Cheap and lightweight. We test one of the most affordable gaming laptops you can find with GeForce RTX 3060 graphics to see what cut corners, if any, owners may have to contend with. Is MSI hiding anything under the cheap price?
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 08 Mar 2021 19:54:00 +0100
Garmin Enduro review: Garmin's newest smartwatch is currently also the most advanced

Garmin Enduro review: Garmin's newest smartwatch is currently also the most advanced

Through highs and lows. 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.
1.40" | 52 g
Inge Schwabe, Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:28:00 +0100
Mar 7
Auzai M270HQ 27-inch 2K Gaming Monitor is Affordable with Cut Corners

Auzai M270HQ 27-inch 2K Gaming Monitor is Affordable with Cut Corners

TN panel limitations. The Auzai checks a lot of desirable boxes including 1440p native resolution, 165 Hz refresh rate, fast response times, attractive narrow bezel design, and FreeSync support for under $300 USD. Actual display quality, however, is average at best or poor at worst when compared to most mid-range IPS gaming laptops and other pricier gaming monitors.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 07 Mar 2021 06:49:00 +0100
Display hero: Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XC

86% Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XC laptop review: 4K OLED and the corresponding performance

Display hero. Gigabyte's Aero-15 lineup consists of stylish multimedia laptops that also have enough performance resources for 3D applications. Our model has a 4K OLED display that already looks impressive at first glance. A laptop GeForce RTX 3070 provides the necessary graphics power.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.2 kg
Marius Schell, Sun, 07 Mar 2021 02:30:00 +0100
Mar 6
Test Nokia 5.4 Smartphone

77% Nokia 5.4 Smartphone Review - With Android One to the top of its class?

Puristic. With Android One and a dedicated Google Assistant button, the Nokia 5.4 tries to separate itself from the rest of the competition in the mid-range space. However, users, who were hoping to see a significant improvement over the Nokia 5.3, will be left bitterly disappointed…
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.39" | 180 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 21:27:00 +0100
MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG

85% MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG laptop review: RTX 3070 runs at 140 watts

Maximum TGP. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 brings image content at maximum TGP onto the 17-inch screen in the MSI GP76 Leopard 10UG. Our review shows what this means for everyday gaming and how the rest of the hardware performs in comparison.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 2.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 04:54:00 +0100
Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Clevo PC50DS) with RTX 3080 in Review: Ultra-Thin and Lightweight High-End All-Rounder

86% Schenker XMG Pro 15 (Clevo PC50DS) with RTX 3080 in Review: Ultra-Thin and Lightweight High-End All-Rounder

RTX 3080 versus RTX 2080 Super. Schenker updated its XMG Pro. The new model is less similar to the older and thicker Pro 15 and more akin to a refresh of Schenker's ultra-thin Key 15. It features an RTX 3080 instead of the previously installed RTX 2080 Super but is it actually any faster? And what other benefits does the new model offer over the old one? Let's out in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Christian Hintze, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 04:05:00 +0100
Mar 5
Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Laptop Review: A Gaming ThinkPad or a mobile workstation?

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Laptop Review: A Gaming ThinkPad or a mobile workstation?

GeForce Super instead of Quadro. The ThinkPad T15g is a new product for Lenovo. You might think the designation as well as the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU indicate a gaming device, but it is a mobile workstation without a Quadro GPU. Is the T15g is a good choice if you do not need ISV certifications?
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q | 15.60" | 2.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:26:00 +0100
Motorola Moto G9 Power

77% Motorola Moto G9 Power smartphone review: Motorola phone with enduring battery

Battery power reloaded. Even more battery for less money; that is the concept of Motorola's Moto G9 Power. Compared with the predecessor, it has been improved in some areas, but corners have been cut in others too. We'll see if it's enough for it to be a convincing mid-range phone this year as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.80" | 221 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:32:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 laptop review: Mobile workstation with a weak spot in the keyboard

86% Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 laptop review: Mobile workstation with a weak spot in the keyboard

Chubby performance bundle. 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.
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop) | 15.60" | 2.7 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:44:00 +0100
Mar 3
Lenovo V15-ADA 82C7009SGE

77% Lenovo V15-ADA Laptop Review: Not with this display

TN panel with a subpar contrast ratio. The distinguishing features of any entry-level notebook are a low price tag and simple hardware. Such devices are primarily intended for work. However, the screen of the V15 is not really fit for purpose. Read our review to learn more about the Lenovo laptop.
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.60" | 1.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:29:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Flow X13 with the Asus ROG XG Mobile

Asus ROG XG Mobile in review - Gaming convertible with AMD Ryzen 5980HS and GeForce RTX 3080

Full performance! We recently presented the Asus ROG Flow X13 in a detailed review. The external XG Mobile graphics card turns the compact convertible into a small gaming desktop PC. This review will reveal the performance that can actually be expe...
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 05:13:00 +0100
Mar 1
The Movo UM700 desktop USB microphone. Images via Movo.

Movo UM700 desktop USB microphone hands-on

The Movo UM700 USB desktop microphone offers all of the major features of other high-end USB microphones in a less expensive package. However, the UM700 has similar drawbacks that affect future upgrades to a recording setup.
Sam Medley, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:22:00 +0100
Feb 28
Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large

89% Samsung Galaxy S21+ smartphone review: The Galaxy S21 in large

More high-end. 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.
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G | ARM Mali-G78 MP14 | 6.70" | 200 g
Manuel Masiero, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:58:00 +0100
Feb 27
TicWatch Pro 3 LTE: Mobvoi's smartwatch performs better than the Apple Watch and Samsung's Galaxy Watch in the speed test

TicWatch Pro 3 LTE: Mobvoi's smartwatch performs better than the Apple Watch and Samsung's Galaxy Watch in the speed test

High achiever. Mobvoi's TicWatch Pro 3 GPS and Pro 3 LTE (also with GPS) are still the only wearables with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 4100 that we know of during the test period. The SoC's strength is confirmed in the current test by how the benchmark results compare with those of other Wear OS smartwatches like the Oppo Watch and the current ones from Samsung and Apple.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 | 1.40" | 42.3 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 20:09:00 +0100
Affordable Zotac ZBOX edge mini PC in review

Affordable Zotac ZBOX edge mini PC in review

A silent office PC! The new Zotac ZBOX edge barebone doesn't need an active cooling unit, allowing for silent operation. However, you have to live with limitations in terms of performance. In this review, we explain what this means in detail.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 0.00"
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 04:07:00 +0100
Feb 26
VAIO Z Core i7-11375H Review: The Laptop for CEOs and Executives

84% VAIO Z Core i7-11375H Review: The Laptop for CEOs and Executives

Just 1 kg. This $3800 USD Vaio system is one of the first to ship with a Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11375H CPU. However, the luxury laptop falls flat in most other aspects when compared to the Dell XPS, HP EliteBook, Asus ZenBook, Apple MacBook, or Huawei MateBook models that all retail for significantly less.
Intel Core i7-11375H | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:46:00 +0100
Motorola Moto G 5G smartphone review

81% Motorola Moto G 5G review: Affordable 5G smartphone with IP rating and stamina

Communications professional. The Moto G 5G from Motorola combines a good feature set with long battery life at a relatively low price of under 300 Euros (~$365). However, the mid-range phone from the Moto G series has one major shortcoming. You can find out what this is in our review of the Motorola smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 619 | 6.70" | 212 g
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:23:00 +0100
Feb 25
Aorus 15P XC Laptop review: Lots of computing power in a compact case

86% Aorus 15P XC Laptop review: Lots of computing power in a compact case

TGP almost at the limit. With its Comet Lake octa-core processor and GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, the Aorus 15P XC is able to display all current games smoothly. The other aspects are promising too: 32 GB of RAM (dual channel mode), space for two NVMe SSDs, and a responsive display (FHD, IPS, 240 Hz).
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:24:00 +0100
Feb 24
MSI Stealth 15M GeForce RTX Laptop Review: Faster Graphics than the Dell XPS 15, HP Spectre x360, or Asus ZenBook

82% MSI Stealth 15M GeForce RTX Laptop Review: Faster Graphics than the Dell XPS 15, HP Spectre x360, or Asus ZenBook

Part GS66, part Prestige 15. The raw performance of the Stealth 15M A11SEK is impressive considering how light it is and that it's running on a Core U-series CPU. Unfortunately, the weak build quality and hinges leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 17:52:00 +0100
realme 7i

77% Realme 7i Smartphone Review - Cell phone for little money with real triple cam

Welcome to the family. The realme 7i is currently the cheapest phone that the Chinese manufacturer sells in its 7 family. You get a triple camera, where all lenses can really be used, and a huge battery. Is that enough for a recommendation?
Mediatek Helio G85 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.50" | 208 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 04:17:00 +0100
Feb 23
Nokia Streaming Box 8000

Nokia Streaming Box 8000 Set Top Box Review - Even for analog TVs

Powerful smart TV upgrade. The Streaming Box 8000 is Nokia's first set-top box, which can turn any TV into a smart TV. For just under 100 Euros (~$121), it offers a lot of ports, Google Assistant and an illuminated remote control. Find out why we think the box is a good offer in our review.
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:57:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy A12 smartphone review

75% Samsung Galaxy A12 review: Budget Samsung smartphone with NFC and huge battery life

Stagnant galaxy. Samsung's entry-level Galaxy A12 smartphone combines a powerful 5,000 mAh battery, a large display, and a quad-camera setup with MediaTek's Helio P35 SoC. Find out if the overall concept is convincing and which compromises have to be accepted due to the low price in our review of the Galaxy phone.
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.50" | 205 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 20:46:00 +0100
Feb 22
Chuwi HiPad Plus Android 10 Tablet Review: The iPad Clone

75% Chuwi HiPad Plus Android 10 Tablet Review: The iPad Clone

Is the HiPhone next? For $269 USD, the HiPad Plus is as close you can get to an iPad or Galaxy Tab experience without paying two or three times the price. However, the glass touchscreen feels fragile and maximum brightness is dimmer than most other tablets.
Mediatek MT8183 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 11.00" | 505 g
Allen Ngo, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:22:00 +0100
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR laptop review: AMD and Nvidia combined

85% Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR laptop review: AMD and Nvidia combined

RTX 3070 unleashed. The Asus ROG Strix G15 is one of the latest gaming laptops equipped with an RTX 3000 GPU and a Ryzen 5000 CPU. The combination promises high performance that can be used optimally in games with the 300 Hz display. However, what makes the G15 stand out from all other new gaming laptops? You can find out about that and much more in our review.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Marius Schell, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:03:00 +0100
Feb 21
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

87% Lenovo Legion Phone Duel Smartphone Review- Gaming phone with 144 Hz screen

Consistently across. That Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel is a gaming smartphone is obvious at first glance. Thanks to the 144 Hz screen and extreme performance, it feels extremely smooth and the price is also convincing. However, there are also small flaws...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus) | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.65" | 239 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 15:14:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone review

87% Xiaomi Mi 11 review: Strong flagship smartphone with limitations

Finally with WQHD+. The Mi 11 from Xiaomi sets the bar pretty high in terms of price-performance for the year 2021. The Xiaomi flagship smartphone makes its debut with the latest high-end Snapdragon 888 processor, a 108 MP camera, a 120 Hz Super AMOLED panel, and Harman Kardon stereo speakers for a relatively low price. Find out here whether the Xiaomi phone is worth buying.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G | Qualcomm Adreno 660 | 6.81" | 196 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 06:16:00 +0100
The Aorus Gaming Box GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turned Our Tiny Intel NUC into a 4K Powerhouse

The Aorus Gaming Box GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turned Our Tiny Intel NUC into a 4K Powerhouse

Gigabyte Aorus liquid-cooled eGPU review. An eGPU is one of the best (and most expensive) ways you can upgrade your laptop or mini PC. The performance gains are significant and much closer to a desktop than what most users might assume.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | | 3.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 01:18:00 +0100
Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review - High-Res for a small circle

Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review - High-Res for a small circle

Promising. The Huawei FreeBuds Studio are the first over-ear headphones from the Chinese company. They offer premium sound with High-Res Audio, excellent noise cancellation, and state-of-the-art communication technology. However, some promises cannot always be kept in the test.
Update: Info on iOS/iPadOS added.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:55:00 +0100
Feb 20
A delicate smartwatch with a striking display: Garmin Lily Sport review

A delicate smartwatch with a striking display: Garmin Lily Sport review

Purple violet. 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.
1.00" | 24 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 02:19:00 +0100
Feb 19
Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone review: The most affordable high-end Galaxy

89% Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone review: The most affordable high-end Galaxy

The new S class. The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the smallest and least expensive of the three new Galaxy S21 models and should be the obvious choice for most users. The 6.2-inch device lacks a few features of the more expensive Galaxy S21 models, but that doesn't change its high-end quality: The performance, display, and camera are great, and the price is even lower than that of the Galaxy S20.
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G | ARM Mali-G78 MP14 | 6.20" | 169 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 19:38:00 +0100
Feb 17
F150 Bison 2021 Review - Cheap rugged smartphone from Oukitel

77% F150 Bison 2021 Review - Cheap rugged smartphone from Oukitel

Offshoot. With the Bison 2021, the young F150 brand offers a bulky outdoor smartphone that wants to win the hearts of its fans with real taker qualities, an 8,000 mAh battery, a quad camera and a small price. Find out what distinguishes the animalistic smartphone in the test.
Mediatek Helio G25 | PowerVR GE8320 | 5.86" | 318 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 01:36:00 +0100
Feb 16
Aorus 15G XC Gaming-Laptop review: Features suffer setback in favor of an upgrade to RTX 3070

86% Aorus 15G XC Gaming-Laptop review: Features suffer setback in favor of an upgrade to RTX 3070

Cuts for an expensive GPU? Gigabyte's Aorus 15G has been updated with the new graphics unit RTX 3070. Unfortunately, the manufacturer seems to have made some cuts as a result of this upgrade, as several features from last year's model are no longer included. Can the new graphics performance outweigh these omissions or might the predecessor actually be the better choice?
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.1 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:06:00 +0100
Gigaset GS3 Smartphone Review - Affordable phone with wireless charging

75% Gigaset GS3 Smartphone Review - Affordable phone with wireless charging

Under tension. Similar to its big sister, the Gigaset GS3 revives old virtues and has cameras that are flush with the casing and both the back cover and the battery are replaceable. Modern features like wireless charging are also on board. The company from Bocholt offers all this for a low price.
Mediatek Helio A25 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.10" | 172 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:13:00 +0100
Dell Latitude 14 5411 WJ40N

83% Dell Latitude 14 5411 laptop in review: Business laptop with powerful CPU

Compact powerhouse. The Dell Latitude 14 5411 is not slim, but it is powerful. With Intel's Core i7-10850H and Nvidia's GeForce MX250, it can also be used for much more than just office applications. Our review shows what the small business laptop can do in everyday use.
Intel Core i7-10850H | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 05:23:00 +0100
Feb 15
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2-20TD002MGE

86% Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Review: Tiger Lake laptop with an Nvidia GeForce MX450

AMD offers better multi-core performance. Having recently reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with the AMD CPU, we now move on to the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with a Tiger Lake processor. Read our review to learn how the Intel chip stacks up against the AMD processor.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX450 | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 22:09:00 +0100
Razer Blade Pro 17 Early 2021 Laptop Review: The GeForce RTX 30 Difference

88% Razer Blade Pro 17 Early 2021 Laptop Review: The GeForce RTX 30 Difference

100 W GeForce RTX 3080. It's faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q to be the fastest Blade Pro yet, but by how much? The gains are decent so long as users aren't expecting desktop-level RTX 3080 performance.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:46:00 +0100
Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB external hard drive with USB Hub (Source: Own)

Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB hands-on: An USB 3.0 Hub and a 5400 RPM Barracuda combined with decent results

Those who need a USB 3.0 hub with just two ports and a large hard drive can get away with the Seagate Backup Plus Hub, which is usually cheaper than the sum of its parts. In my case, the Backup Plus Hub comes with a Barracuda hard...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 14:57:00 +0100
Feb 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 1 laptop review: Powerful but inefficient

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 1 laptop review: Powerful but inefficient

Rustic ThinkPad device. The Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 1 promises a more performant laptop package compared to the regular ThinkPad T15. It keeps this promise, but its performance has drawbacks. And so, in the end, we ask ourselves: For whom is the Lenovo ThinkPad T15p the right laptop?
Intel Core i7-10750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile | 15.60" | 2.2 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sun, 14 Feb 2021 17:42:00 +0100
Comparison test: Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs Galaxy Note20 Ultra vs Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Camera comparison: Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung's Allstars

Xiaomi's Mi 11 relies on a camera sensor from Samsung. In this camera comparison with Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 FE 5G, we will find out whether the Chinese are even better at this than the manufacturer itself.
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 14 Feb 2021 15:39:00 +0100
Motorola Moto E7 Plus

76% Motorola Moto E7 Plus Smartphone Review - Cell phone upgrade in the entry-level class

More power, more battery. Motorola's Moto E7 Plus looks very similar to the sister model without the Plus, but it offers more computing power and more battery capacity. Is the 40 Euros surcharge for the entry-level smartphone worth it?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.50" | 200 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 14 Feb 2021 13:26:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite review: What can the affordable smartwatch do and what differentiates it from the more expensive Redmi Watch

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite review: What can the affordable smartwatch do and what differentiates it from the more expensive Redmi Watch

With corners and edges. 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.
1.40" | 21 g
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 14 Feb 2021 01:40:00 +0100
Feb 12
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G smartphone review: 5G for the small budget

80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G smartphone review: 5G for the small budget

Deal or no deal? The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T costs 230 Euros (~$279) in the smallest version and is already sold for less than 200 Euros (~$243) in some places. The special feature: The Redmi Note 9T is one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest 5G smartphone. Despite the low price, the remaining features also appear to be good. This is reason enough to take a closer look at Xiaomi's 5G smartphone.
MediaTek Dimensity 800U | ARM Mali-G57 MP3 | 6.53" | 199 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 19:06:00 +0100
Cubot King Kong Mini 2

74% Cubot King Kong Mini 2 Smartphone Review- Small outdoor phone without IP protection

Maximum compact Cubot wants to further improve the concept of a tiny outdoor cell phone with its second King Kong Mini. The manufacturer increases the size of the battery, makes the screen even brighter, but also increases the price. Is the mini outdoor smartphone still worth it?
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 4.00" | 123 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:22:00 +0100
Feb 11
MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Laptop Review: How Fast is a 95 W GeForce RTX 3070?

84% MSI GS66 Stealth 10UG Laptop Review: How Fast is a 95 W GeForce RTX 3070?

Amp(ere) it up. GeForce RTX 30 laptops are coming in like a wrecking ball meaning we're doing our best to find out which models come out on top or bottom. Let's see how the MSI GS66 and its GeForce RTX 3070 compare to other RTX laptops currently available.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 20:26:00 +0100
Asus ROG Flow X13

85% Asus ROG Flow X13 in review: Gaming convertible with an AMD Ryzen 9 5980H and an optional RTX 3080

Wolf in sheep's clothing. The Asus Flow X13 is an ultra-compact 13-inch convertible with a high-resolution display. With the optional display dock, equipped with an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 GPU, the Flow X13, together with the AMD Ryzen 9 5980H CPU integrated into the laptop, would theoretically even make desktop computers look old. Due to the lack of availability, we will only review the Flow X13 without the eGPU for now.
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 13.40" | 1.4 kg
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 05:31:00 +0100
Feb 10
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7

87% Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 4K laptop review: High-performance 14-inch 2-in-1 now also with 4K touchscreen and Intel Core i7-1185G7

More pixels, better graphics performance. Lenovo replaces the 1080p touchscreen with a 4K model and upgrades the processor to an Intel Core i7-1185G7. Our update to the existing review should clarify whether the more expensive high-end configuration is worth the money and whether the 2-in-1 can really benefit from more pixels and a theoretically better processor.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Christian Hintze, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 05:37:00 +0100
Feb 8
The Huawei TalkBand B6 turns out to be a small jack-of-all-trades in our practical test.

The Huawei TalkBand B6 turns out to be a small jack-of-all-trades in our practical test.

For those who like to talk. 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.
Huawei Kirin A1 | 1.53" | 28.85 g
Inge Schwabe, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 22:55:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a Mobile Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS Laptop Review

87% AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a Mobile Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS Laptop Review

Intel not inside. 45 percent faster than the Core i9-10980HK, 45 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, and over 7x faster gray-gray response times. The 2021 Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 makes last year's Zephyrus Duo GX550 feel outdated already.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:12:00 +0100
Teclast F7 Air Laptop Review

75% Teclast F7 Air Laptop Review

Gemini Lake with killer looks. The Teclast F7 Air is a sleek and well-crafted laptop that is sure to turn heads. However, the low-powered processor, mediocre keyboard, and lackluster trackpad leave room for improvement.
Intel Celeron N4120 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 14.00" | 1.2 kg
Sam Medley, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 02:51:00 +0100
Feb 7
Hitman 3

Hitman 3 Performance Analysis

Playground. Just like previous games in the Hitman series, the latest instalment encourages creativity and exploration. Our peformance analysis reveals the system requirements for Hitman 3.
Florian Glaser, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 17:42:00 +0100
Feb 6
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE - High-end graphics power at a premium price!

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE - High-end graphics power at a premium price!

Almost impossible to get! Nvidia replaced the 2000 generation with the RTX 3000 graphics cards a few months ago and provided a decent performance boost. The race to get a hold of the current models continues unabated, but we were able to get our hands on one of Nvidia's coveted Founders Edition models. You can find out how well the model did against the competition in this review that includes numerous benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:30:00 +0100
Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) Review - Cheap 4G tablet with limitations

77% Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) Review - Cheap 4G tablet with limitations

One for all. The Alcatel tablet starts with a slim MSRP of around 180 Euros (~$180) and wants to be understood as a low-cost business tablet. Expectations should not be too high in view of the price. What else the 3T 10 has apart from LTE and why it is worth a second look can be found out in our review.
Mediatek MT8766B | PowerVR GE8300 | 10.10" | 462 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 06 Feb 2021 12:40:00 +0100
Feb 5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition review. (Image: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition Review: Flagship 1440p Ultra and austere 4K gaming for US$400

For the rest of us. The NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti continues Ampere's tradition of distilling previous generation top-end performance at lower price points. The RTX 3060 Ti actually succeeds the RTX 2060 Super but aims to be the go-to card for 1440p Ultra gaming by essentially offering RTX 2080 Super performance for US$400. We take the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition for a spin to see if that's really the case.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti |
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 05 Feb 2021 16:48:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Laptop Review - Less than 1 kg for the Business Subnotebook with LTE

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Laptop Review - Less than 1 kg for the Business Subnotebook with LTE

16:10 is back! Lenovo returns to the roots of the X1 series with the new ThinkPad X1 Nano and includes a 13-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It weighs less than 1 kg, so it is a very interesting device for mobile users, but the keyboard does not meet the high standard we are used from ThinkPads. Update: New information about the keyboard
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.00" | 946 g
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 20:33:00 +0100
Feb 4
MSI Alpha 17 A4DEK

83% MSI Alpha 17 gaming laptop in review: With a Ryzen 7 and Radeon RX 5600M

All-AMD gaming laptop. With the 17-inch Alpha 17, MSI gives gamers a gaming laptop that isn't powered by Intel technology. Both the CPU and the graphics card come from AMD and will have to show what they can do in our test.
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | AMD Radeon RX 5600M | 17.30" | 2.6 kg
Mike Wobker, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:35:00 +0100
Feb 3
Asus TUF Dash F15 Laptop: Ampere with one foot on the brake

82% Asus TUF Dash F15 Laptop: Ampere with one foot on the brake

Not much faster than Turing. Asus put the slowest currently available GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU into its brand-new TUF Dash F15. Find out in our test what this means for performance, power consumption, and emissions (noise, temperature, etc).
Intel Core i7-11370H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Florian Glaser, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 22:32:00 +0100
2021 HP Envy 14 Laptop Review: Tiger Lake, 16:10 and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q All-In-One

87% 2021 HP Envy 14 Laptop Review: Tiger Lake, 16:10 and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q All-In-One

Faster than it looks. Unveiled at CES 2021, the latest Envy 14 incorporates almost everything great about last year's 15.6-inch Envy 15 but in a more portable 14-inch form factor. It's one of HP's fastest laptops in this screen size to make it a solid option for those who want to maximize performance without settling for larger alternatives.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 14.00" | 1.6 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 20:51:00 +0100
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop) graphics card review

With the GeForce GTX 1650 Super, there's an inexpensive Turing GPU from Nvidia that is equipped with the TU116 graphics chip. The power consumption is 100 watts, which makes operation without an additional power supply impossible. You can find out how well the GeForce GTX 1650 Super does against an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT in this short review.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop) | 32.00"
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:43:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro earbuds offer a very good overall concept for an import price of about 110 Euros (~$132).

Xiaomi Mi Air 2 Pro TWS in review: Premium true wireless earbuds with ANC for under 100 Euros?

If you want to buy true wireless in-ears with active noise cancellation, you don't have to spend over 200 Euros (~$241) anymore like with the Apple AirPods Pro. The relatively inexpensive Mi Air 2 Pro earbuds from Xiaomi not only offer ANC and a very high-quality feel, but they also convince with very long battery life and in what is probably the most important discipline for TWS.
Marcus Herbrich, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 01:30:00 +0100
Feb 2
Intel NUC11PAQi7 Panther Canyon Mini PC Review: Tiger Lake Done Right

Intel NUC11PAQi7 Panther Canyon Mini PC Review: Tiger Lake Done Right

Getting better every year. Intel's implementation of the Core i7-1165G7 is better than most laptops. Raw processor performance is faster than the ill-fated Core i7-8809G released just a couple of years ago while being much more power efficient in the process.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | | 647 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:29:00 +0100
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop review: Eye-catcher

84% Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 laptop review: Eye-catcher

The great white shark. The Zephyrus G15 might look like a stylish all-rounder laptop at first glance. However, there's powerful high-end hardware from AMD and Nvidia under the hood. We have tested the 15-inch gaming device extensively.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2 kg
Florian Glaser, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:20:00 +0100
Acer Aspire 5 A515-56-511A

81% Acer Aspire 5 A515 in review: A look at a Tiger Lake laptop

Cooling system limits performance. The exterior of the Aspire 5 A515 has remained in line with its predecessors but now contains a Tiger Lake CPU. Find out how this processor fares in everyday use and what else users can expect from this office notebook in our review.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 15.60" | 1.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 14:02:00 +0100
Feb 1
MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment

84% MSI Summit E15 laptop review: Advance into the premium business segment

Challenger. 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.
Intel Core i7-1185G7 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q | 15.60" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 21:16:00 +0100
Jan 31
Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Tongfang GM7ZG7S) laptop review: El Dorado tuning

85% Schenker XMG Neo 17 (Tongfang GM7ZG7S) laptop review: El Dorado tuning

High power, high noise level. While other manufacturers don't disclose the graphics card's TDP, not only does Schenker list the corresponding value on its homepage, but it even lets customers adjust the TDP via software (at least in the case of the Neo 17). However, at a maximum of 140 watts, the RTX 3070 laptop that we tested produces a hefty amount of noise.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 2.5 kg
Florian Glaser, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 04:28:00 +0100
Jan 30
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Smartphone Review: Improved in many ways, but not all

90% Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Smartphone Review: Improved in many ways, but not all

Ultra strong! The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the king among kings within Samsung's new high-end flagship series. It features the largest and brightest display with the highest resolution, the largest battery, and the most versatile camera. However, Europeans are once again served a model with Samsung's own in-house Exynos SoC, albeit an allegedly improved version thereof. Let's find out how well this combination does, shall we?
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G | ARM Mali-G78 MP14 | 6.80" | 227 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 04:42:00 +0100
Jan 29
OnePlus Nord N100

77% OnePlus Nord N100 smartphone review: 200-Euro phone with premium features?

Inexpensive northern lights. OnePlus's most affordable phone so far is naturally expected to set standards in its class again. However, you have to do without many OnePlus features for just under 200 Euros (~$242), and the competition is strong. Is the Nord N100 still recommendable?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.52" | 188 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 21:26:00 +0100
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge in review. (Image Source: Zotac)

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge Review: RTX 2080 Ti performance for everyone

Fast and almost as furious. The NVIDIA RTX 3070 stands to offer RTX 2080 Ti-levels of performance at less than half the latter's MSRP. The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge brings all the goodness of the Ampere GA104 GPU in a compact 2-slot form factor. In this review, we evaluate the performance of the Zotac RTX 3070 Twin Edge and see if it really lives up to the claim.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 |
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:34:00 +0100
Jan 27
League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift Android benchmarks and iOS benchmarks

MOBA on mobile. With Wild Rift, League of Legends has been completely redeveloped for mobile devices. In this way, mobile gamers can also take part in the fast-paced action in the fantasy realm of Runeterra. We give an overview of the game and test its performance on various smartphones.
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 22:49:00 +0100
Acer Nitro 5 in 15 and 17 inches

Preview Acer Nitro 5 in 15- & 17-inch: Ryzen 5000H for gamers

A lot of processor, a lot of graphics? Ryzen 5000H accelerates and overtakes many a gaming machine with an Intel chip. However, the configuration with a responsive display and mass storage options is also appealing. We tested two pre-production models.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:05:00 +0100
Jan 26
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC Laptop in review: Debut for Nvidia Ampere

88% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC Laptop in review: Debut for Nvidia Ampere

Jan 25
Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 i7 Review. (Image Source: Prime Computer)

Prime Computer PrimeMini 5 i7 (Intel Provo Canyon NUC8v7PNB) Mini PC Review: Passively-Cooled Whiskey Lake for Enterprise

Jan 23
Dell Latitude 15 5511-VNJNW

84% Dell Latitude 15 5511 laptop in review: Business laptop for productive work

Lenovo ThinkPad P73 Review - Mobile Workstation with Core i9, RTX 4000 and 4K

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P73 Review - Mobile Workstation with Core i9, RTX 4000 and 4K

Motorola Moto E7

75% Motorola Moto E7 Smartphone Review - Good night shots for 110 Euros?

Jan 22
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Laptop Review: Intel's Tiger Lake quad-core beats AMD's hexa-core

85% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Laptop Review: Intel's Tiger Lake quad-core beats AMD's hexa-core

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 laptop review: Stylish ultrabook now with Intel Tiger Lake

86% Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 laptop review: Stylish ultrabook now with Intel Tiger Lake

Jan 19
Smartphone camera comparison: Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs. Huawei P40 Pro Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra vs. the OnePlus 8 Pro

Camera comparison of flagship smartphones in RAW format: DSLR-quality photos without much effort?

Jan 18
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Workstation Review: Vapor Chamber for Maximum Performance

90% HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Workstation Review: Vapor Chamber for Maximum Performance

Volla Phone

75% Volla Phone Smartphone Review - Cellphone with special data protection

Jan 17
Xiaomi Poco M3 Smartphone Review: The 150-Euro smartphone

78% Xiaomi Poco M3 Smartphone Review: The 150-Euro smartphone

Cubot King Kong CS

69% Cubot King Kong CS smartphone Review - waterproof phone for under 100 euros

Jan 16
GPD Win 3 Review: The Unofficial Microsoft Switch

GPD Win 3 Review: The Unofficial Microsoft Switch

Gigaset GS4 Review - No great cinema, but a good everyday smartphone

79% Gigaset GS4 Review - No great cinema, but a good everyday smartphone

Jan 14
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 in review: Mobile workstation with pointless Sure View privacy filter

82% HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 in review: Mobile workstation with pointless Sure View privacy filter

Vivo Y70 smartphone Review - Lots of memory and battery power in a slim design

80% Vivo Y70 smartphone Review - Lots of memory and battery power in a slim design

Jan 13
A Mini Multitasking Monster: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Laptop Review

85% A Mini Multitasking Monster: Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 Laptop Review

Honor MagicBook 15

85% Honor MagicBook 15 laptop in review: Inexpensive and powerful

Jan 12
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i Laptop Review: Luxurious Looks, Terrible Touchpad

84% Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 9i Laptop Review: Luxurious Looks, Terrible Touchpad

Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL Review: Quiet, cool, enduring 2-in-1 device

88% Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL Review: Quiet, cool, enduring 2-in-1 device

Jan 11
Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout - Laptop Benchmarks

Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout - Laptop Benchmarks

Dell Vostro 14 5490: Business laptop with dedicated GPU in review

82% Dell Vostro 14 5490: Business laptop with dedicated GPU in review

Jan 10
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 1 Laptop Review: Ultraportable workstation with a very bright 4K screen

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 1 Laptop Review: Ultraportable workstation with a very bright 4K screen

Jan 9
Asus ZenBook 14 UX435EG Review: A compact, mobile multimedia allrounder with an unnecessary touchscreen

84% Asus ZenBook 14 UX435EG Review: A compact, mobile multimedia allrounder with an unnecessary touchscreen

Fujitsu Lifebook U9310X - 1 kg business convertible with LTE in review

86% Fujitsu Lifebook U9310X - 1 kg business convertible with LTE in review

Jan 8
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s in review: Battery life or performance? You decide.

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s in review: Battery life or performance? You decide.

Vivo Y20s Review - Slim entry-level smartphone with thick battery

77% Vivo Y20s Review - Slim entry-level smartphone with thick battery

Jan 6
Oppo A73 5G

80% Oppo A73 5G in review: Light 5G smartphone for 300 Euros (~$369)

Which smartphone has the best camera: Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Huawei P40 Pro Plus, Google Pixel 5, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or OnePlus 8 Pro?

Camera comparison of surprises: Which flagship smartphone has the best camera at the start of 2021?

Wiko View5 Plus Review - Cheap smartphone with extreme battery runtimes

78% Wiko View5 Plus Review - Cheap smartphone with extreme battery runtimes

Jan 5
Test ZTE Axon 20

77% ZTE Axon 20 Review - How good is the first under-display camera in a smartphone?

Aorus 15P WB in review: Compact gaming powerhouse offers very good battery life

85% Aorus 15P WB in review: Compact gaming powerhouse offers very good battery life

Jan 4
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3 2020: Lenovo's Premium Multimedia Laptop with GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q in Review

90% ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3 2020: Lenovo's Premium Multimedia Laptop with GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q in Review

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition vs. Silver Edition: What's The Difference?

82% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition vs. Silver Edition: What's The Difference?

HP Omen 15 laptop Review: Strong AMD processor makes Intel tremble

83% HP Omen 15 laptop Review: Strong AMD processor makes Intel tremble

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 laptop Review: Low-end workstation with high-end heat development

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 laptop Review: Low-end workstation with high-end heat development

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MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X OC desktop graphics card in review

Jan 3
LG Wing smartphone

82% LG Wing Smartphone Review - An ingenious dual-screen concept?

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81% Oppo Reno4 Z 5G smartphone Review - 5G phone with good main camera

Jan 2
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Eve Spectrum Gaming Monitor (4K, 144 Hz) First Look

Dec 31, 2020
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87% Dell Latitude 5310 2-in-1 convertible in review: 11-hour long-distance runner

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77% Chuwi LarkBook Laptop Review: Good Looks, Poor Performance

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83% Schenker XMG Core 14 (Clevo NV40MB) laptop review: baby gamer

Dec 30, 2020
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79% Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H in review: Enduring Chromebook convertible for the small purse

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83% Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ in review: Elegant all-rounder with equipment weaknesses

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87% Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G review: Has almost everything that defines a top smartphone

Dell Inspiron 15 5502 Laptop Review: Intel 11th Gen For The Masses

78% Dell Inspiron 15 5502 Laptop Review: Intel 11th Gen For The Masses

Dec 29, 2020
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85% Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review: Compact Convertible gets a bigger screen

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74% Samsung Galaxy M11 Review - Very affordable Samsung smartphone with terrible cameras

Dec 28, 2020
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DFI GHF51 Single-Board Computer Hands-On

Dec 25, 2020
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78% Test Medion LifeTab E10802 - The Aldi tablet including keyboard cover and LTE

Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

90% Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

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Beelink SEi10 Mini PC Review: A Cheaper Intel NUC

Dec 24, 2020
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Poco M3 hands-on: One day with the most affordable Poco so far

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86% Lenovo Legion 7 15IMH05 (Legion 7i) Laptop Review: Top performance and display

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Dell G5 15 5500 Laptop Review: Aspirational mid-ranger let down by a sub-par display

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76% Nokia 3.4 Smartphone Review - Lightweight, Colorful Nokia Phone

Dec 23, 2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Should you get the more powerful version of the M1 processor?

91% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Review: Should you get the more powerful version of the M1 processor?

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89% HP Spectre x360 14 Convertible Review: An Instant Favorite

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81% Schenker XMG Core 17 (Tongfang GK7MRFR) in review: Mid-range gaming laptop without hot flashes

Dec 22, 2020
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85% Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Review: AMD Does It Again

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone review

88% Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone review - Is the hype around the Xiaomi phone justified?

Dec 21, 2020
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86% Honor MagicBook 14 in review: Enduring laptop with Ryzen 5 4500U

Dec 20, 2020
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81% Dell Inspiron 15 7506 2-in-1 Convertible Review: Easy to Use, Easy to Own

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

Dec 19, 2020
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82% Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G Smartphone Review: 5G and 120-Hz display at a budget price

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MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G desktop graphics card in review

Dec 18, 2020
Dell Latitude 3510 Review: Good Battery Life Despite Small Battery

81% Dell Latitude 3510 Review: Good Battery Life Despite Small Battery

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

80% Samsung Galaxy A42 5G smartphone review – Fast Samsung phone with modern network connection

Dec 16, 2020
Immortals Fenyx Rising Performance Analysis

Immortals Fenyx Rising Performance Analysis

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85% Vivo X51 5G Review - The smartphone with gimbal camera for Europe

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89% Asus ROG Phone 3 Review - The smartphone with the extra performance

Dec 15, 2020
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83% MSI Prestige 14 Evo laptop review: Intel is catching up

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81% Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3HT Review: Silent Good-Looking ChromeBook Sports Good Battery Life

Dec 14, 2020
Core i7-1165G7 vs. Core i7-1185G7: Dell XPS 13 9310 4K Laptop Review

87% Core i7-1165G7 vs. Core i7-1185G7: Dell XPS 13 9310 4K Laptop Review

Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315-52-79LP

82% Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315 Laptop Review: A 120 Hz Panel Could Be Better

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Cyberpunk 2077 Performance Analysis

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Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset Hands-on

Dec 13, 2020
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87% Razer Book 13 Core i7 Laptop Review: Like an XPS 13, But Faster

Dec 12, 2020
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HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Detailed Hands-On Review: Elite of VR headsets, but still not problem free

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GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X in review - MSI's new high-end graphics card series

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84% Schenker Compact 17 (Clevo PB71DF2-G) in review: A lot of performance with little heat development

Dec 10, 2020
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77% Alcatel 3X 2020 Smartphone Review - Battery power full

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UGREEN X-Kit Hub-Stand hands-on review

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realme Watch S in review: A lot of smartwatch for little money

Dec 8, 2020
2020 HP Pavilion 13 11th gen Core i7 Review: It's Actually Pretty Good

82% 2020 HP Pavilion 13 11th gen Core i7 Review: It's Actually Pretty Good

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86% Huawei MateBook 14 2020 laptop review: 3:2 clamshell convinces both with Intel and AMD CPUs

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87% HP Envy 13 Laptop Review: Elegant metal case and solid performance

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535 laptop review: It could still be a little more Zen

87% Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX535 laptop review: It could still be a little more Zen

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 in Review: Compact Powerhouse with Good Battery Life

84% Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 in Review: Compact Powerhouse with Good Battery Life

Dec 7, 2020
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81% OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone Review - Cheap 5G smartphone with a 90-Hz screen and stereo speakers

Dec 5, 2020
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91% Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Review: Apple M1 CPU humbles Intel and AMD

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Samsung Galaxy Fit2 fitness tracker in the review: Better than its predecessor and significantly cheaper.

Dec 4, 2020
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86% Xiaomi Mi 10T smartphone review: Flagship power for little money

Dec 3, 2020
Schenker Vision 15 (Intel NUC M15) Laptop Review: Intel's answer to XPS 15 and MacBook Pro?

88% Schenker Vision 15 (Intel NUC M15) Laptop Review: Intel's answer to XPS 15 and MacBook Pro?

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

89% Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Smartphone Review – Large High-End Apple Phone

Dec 2, 2020
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77% Samsung Galaxy A31 Smartphone in review: Quad-camera for 200 Euros (~$239)

Dec 1, 2020
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87% Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 Convertible Review: The Yoga C940 Twin

Nov 30, 2020
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86% Schenker XMG Neo 15 laptop in review: Comet Lake upgrade

Nov 29, 2020
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78% Huawei P Smart 2021 Smartphone Review - Is Huawei's first "home-made" SoC any good?

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Doogee N20 Pro Smartphone Review: Android 10 for $120 USD

74% Doogee N20 Pro Smartphone Review: Android 10 for $120 USD

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85% Medion Erazer Beast X10 (Tongfang GM7MPHP) in review: Stable, slim, compact gaming laptop with good battery life

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86% HP EliteBook 855 G7 Laptop Review - Stylish office laptop for on the go

Nov 26, 2020
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84% Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen.2 Review: Office laptop with an AMD chip and new design

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MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio desktop graphics card in review

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80% Realme 7 5G Smartphone Review - Cheap Chinese cell phone with fast mobile communication

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85% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch Laptop Review: Ryzen has turned this small office laptop into a real powerhouse

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75% Samsung Galaxy A20s Smartphone Review - With Snapdragon SoC better than the Galaxy A21s?

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE Tablet Review: One of the best tablets for less than 300 Euros (~$356)

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LTE Tablet Review: One of the best tablets for less than 300 Euros (~$356)

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90% Huawei Mate 40 Pro review - Top smartphone with handicap

Nov 24, 2020
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A second look at the Vermeer - AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

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88% A Ryzen 7 4800U for Businesses: HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U Laptop Review

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1MORE True Wireless ANC In-Ear Headphones Hands-on

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76% Honor 10X Lite Smartphone Review - Modern cell phone with problems

Nov 23, 2020
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Mad Catz R.A.T. Air Review: A novel take on the wireless gaming mouse design but not without issues

Nov 22, 2020
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86% Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone in review – On its way with 5G and cinema format

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75% Honor 9A Smartphone Review- Cheap cell phone with much battery, but little power

Nov 21, 2020
HP EliteBook 835 G7 laptop review: Upgradeable AMD compact class

88% HP EliteBook 835 G7 laptop review: Upgradeable AMD compact class

Nov 20, 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Smartphone Review: After Community feedback, the best Galaxy S20

88% Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Smartphone Review: After Community feedback, the best Galaxy S20

Nov 19, 2020
Samsung Galaxy M31s

79% Samsung Galaxy M31s smartphone review – Galaxy phone with strong battery

Nov 18, 2020
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review - Powerful Smartphone with Retro Styling

90% Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review - Powerful Smartphone with Retro Styling

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85% Lenovo Yoga 7i 14-inch Tiger Lake Laptop Review: Core i5-1135G7 Debut

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91% Apple iPad Air 4 (2020) Review - The Air Tablet moves closer to the Pro model

Nov 17, 2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Review: Best Business Laptop you can buy?

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Review: Best Business Laptop you can buy?

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86% Schenker XMG Neo 17 (2020, Tongfang GM7MPHS) Review: Overboost unleashes the Core-i7 processor

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 laptop review: Intel CPU loses against AMD Ryzen, but what else is new?

84% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 laptop review: Intel CPU loses against AMD Ryzen, but what else is new?

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Asus GeForce RTX 3080 ROG Strix Gaming OC desktop GPU in review

Nov 16, 2020
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90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Convertible Review: A Spectre Dragonfly Hybrid

Nov 15, 2020
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88% Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730G5T laptop review: Too expensive for a hexa-core workstation

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84% Google Pixel 4a 5G Smartphone Review: The Pixel 5 on the cheap

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79% ZTE Blade V2020 smartphone in review: With IPS panel and plastic case

Nov 13, 2020
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76% Xiaomi Redmi 9A Smartphone Review: 99 Euro smartphone with long battery life and real dual SIM

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80% Realme 7 Smartphone Review - China phone with great performance for the money

Nov 12, 2020
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Dirt 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

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85% Dynabook Portégé X40-G in Review: Luxury business notebook offers display protection against unwanted glances

Nov 11, 2020
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83% Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 W500G5T Review: Powerful workstation with weaknesses

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81% Realme 7 Pro Smartphone Review - Super fast charging and good features

Nov 10, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6 in Review: Improved Health Metrics Thanks to watchOS 7 and New Sensor

Apple Watch Series 6 in Review: Improved Health Metrics Thanks to watchOS 7 and New Sensor

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85% Lenovo ThinkPad L15 laptop review - Decent office companion with high system performance

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87% Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 Review: Surface Pro 7 competitor with only a few weaknesses

Apple iMac 27 Mid 2020 Review: The All-in-One gets a matte display

86% Apple iMac 27 Mid 2020 Review: The All-in-One gets a matte display

Nov 9, 2020
HP 17 in Review: Ryzen notebook for the home desk

79% HP 17 in Review: Ryzen notebook for the home desk

Creative SXFI GAMER hands-on review by Notebookcheck (Source: Own)

Creative SXFI GAMER hands-on: Outstanding microphone, SXFI THEATER — wired — experience overall

Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1 (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

88% Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise 2-in-1 (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

Nov 8, 2020
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Bowers & Wilkins PX7 and PX5 in the double test - Premium sound for every taste

Nov 7, 2020
Apple iPhone 12

88% Apple iPhone 12 Smartphone Review - Apple phone with 5G

HP EliteBook 845 G7 with AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U

88% HP EliteBook 845 G7 review: AMD laptop is also better with Ryzen 5 than with Intel

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76% Wiko View 5 Smartphone Review - The 3.5-day mobile phone

Fujitsu LifeBook U7310 Laptop Review: Good 13-inch business laptop without performance ambitions, but with unique selling point

87% Fujitsu LifeBook U7310 Laptop Review: Good 13-inch business laptop without performance ambitions, but with unique selling point

Nov 6, 2020
Camera test: Googel Pixel 4a vs. Poco X3 vs. Apple iPhone SE vs. OnePlus Nord vs. Motorola  Moto G9 Plus

Camera test: Google Pixel 4a vs. Poco X3 vs. iPhone SE vs. OnePlus Nord vs. Moto G9 Plus

Nov 5, 2020
The new RP-PC144 charger. (Source: Notebookcheck)

RAVPower PD Pioneer 30W Wall Charger with Lightning to USB-C Cable hands-on review

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in Review: AMD dethrones Intel as Fastest Gaming CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in Review: AMD dethrones Intel as Fastest Gaming CPU

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85% Honor MagicBook Pro in review - 16-inch multimedia laptop with a lot of power

Nov 4, 2020
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83% Asus ROG Strix G15 G512LW Laptop Review: Much Better Than The G512LI

Nov 3, 2020
Fitbit Sense Review: Healthcare via your smartwatch

Fitbit Sense Review: Healthcare via your smartwatch

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83% Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-53 in review: Fast gaming machine with extra performance

Nov 1, 2020
Dell XPS 17 9700 Review - Multimedia laptop with bright matte FHD panel and long battery runtime

86% Dell XPS 17 9700 Review - Multimedia laptop with bright matte FHD panel and long battery runtime

Oct 31, 2020
Google Pixel 5 smartphone review: Powerful mid-range with Android 11

84% Google Pixel 5 smartphone review: Powerful mid-range with Android 11

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86% Razer Blade Stealth Tiger Lake GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q Laptop Review: A Small Step Forward

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Garmin Forerunner 745 review: New multisport watch with storage space for offline music

Oct 30, 2020
Nokia 8.3 5G

81% Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone review – Good looks aren't enough

Oct 29, 2020
Nubia RedMagic 5S

84% Nubia RedMagic 5S Review: Gaming smartphone with active cooling

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Creative SXFI TRIO hands-on - Triple-driver USB-C in-ears that get the job done and then some

Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

88% Dell Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise (Core i5-10310U, 16 GB RAM) Review

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81% Dynabook Satellite Pro C50-E in review: Business notebook with well-hung hardware

Oct 28, 2020
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87% Asus Zenfone 7 Pro (ZS671KS) Smartphone Review: Flip camera - take two

Oppo Reno4 Pro

83% Oppo Reno4 Pro Review: Slim 5G smartphone with a quality camera

Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 Laptop Review: The 11th Gen Tiger Lake Difference

88% Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 Laptop Review: The 11th Gen Tiger Lake Difference

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85% Dell Latitude 14 5410 laptop review: Restrained by missing AMD Ryzen option

Oct 27, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG Review: Very Bright Display Thanks To Outdoor+ Mode

87% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG Review: Very Bright Display Thanks To Outdoor+ Mode

1MORE omthing AirFree TWS hands-on review (Source: 1MORE)

1MORE omthing AirFree TWS hands-on - Excellent fit, quality build, good sound, great value

Oct 25, 2020
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra smartphone review

85% Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra smartphone review - 120 Hz AMOLED at a bargain price

Smartwatch Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS with Snapdragon Wear 4100 Review: Dual display and a large battery ensure a better battery life

Smartwatch Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 GPS with Snapdragon Wear 4100 Review: Dual display and a large battery ensure a better battery life

Oct 24, 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: An Overpriced Netbook

85% Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: An Overpriced Netbook

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 laptop review - With Nvidia GPU against AMD

84% Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14 laptop review - With Nvidia GPU against AMD

Oct 22, 2020
FiiO M3 Pro: a great entry-range DAP/USB DAC hands-on review (Source: Own)

FiiO M3 Pro hands-on: The little giant that punches above its class

OnePlus 8T

88% OnePlus 8T Smartphone Review – Faster charging for less money

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Oct 21, 2020
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Nubia Watch Smartwatch Review: The successor of the "smartphone on the wrist" under test

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84% Dell Latitude 15 5510 laptop review: Office notebook with prepared WWAN

Alldocube iPlay 20 Tablet Review: Android 10 for $100 USD

78% Alldocube iPlay 20 Tablet Review: Android 10 for $100 USD

Oct 20, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G

87% Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Smartphone Review - A great and expensive foldable phone

Dell Latitude 5310 in review: Business laptop with long battery life

87% Dell Latitude 5310 in review: Business laptop with long battery life

Oct 19, 2020
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH Laptop Review: The battery just won't die

82% Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH Laptop Review: The battery just won't die

Nokia 2.4

75% Nokia 2.4 Smartphone Review - Is the single camera sufficient?

Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano Desktop Hands-On

Zotac ZBOX MI642 Nano Desktop Hands-On

Oct 18, 2020
Review Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone

80% Review of the Motorola Moto G9 Plus Smartphone - battery giant with brightness problems

Oct 17, 2020
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88% Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) - Rejuvenation of the lower-priced Apple tablet

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker in practical test: What can the inexpensive fitness wristband do?

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker in practical test: What can the inexpensive fitness wristband do?

HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7 laptop review: Already outdated by Intel Comet Lake and Nvidia Pascal even without a successor

83% HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7 laptop review: Already outdated by Intel Comet Lake and Nvidia Pascal even without a successor

Honor Watch GS Pro Smartwatch Review

Honor Watch GS Pro Smartwatch Review

Jumper Tech EZbook X3 Air

79% Jumper Tech EZbook X3 Air Laptop in review: Appealing design meets reasonable price

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Review - Smartwatch with increased fun factor

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Review - Smartwatch with increased fun factor

LG Tone Free (HBS-FN6) Review - headphones with bacteria protection

LG Tone Free (HBS-FN6) Review - headphones with bacteria protection

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Huawei Watch Fit or Honor Watch ES? The smartwatch review shows more differences than expected

Oct 16, 2020
Zhiyun Smooth Xs Hands-On: Compact, inexpensive smartphone gimbal with an integrated selfie stick

Zhiyun Smooth Xs Hands-On: Compact, inexpensive smartphone gimbal with an integrated selfie stick

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Tablet Review - Doubtlessly the best 11-inch Android tablet

Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite Review - Smartphone with much sacrifice for little money

75% Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite Review - Smartphone with much sacrifice for little money

Sony Xperia L4

75% Sony Xperia L4 smartphone Review - 2020 smartphone with 2018 android

Oppo Enco W31 headphones Review - The design makes the difference

Oppo Enco W31 headphones Review - The design makes the difference

Huami Zepp E Review: Huami's new noble smartwatch in two design variants

Huami Zepp E Review: Huami's new noble smartwatch in two design variants

Oct 15, 2020
Poco X3 NFC smartphone - Equipment champion in the mid-range

82% Poco X3 NFC smartphone - Equipment champion in the mid-range

Asus Zenbook S UX393JA Laptop Review: The Microsoft Surface Alternative

85% Asus Zenbook S UX393JA Laptop Review: The Microsoft Surface Alternative

MSI Creator 15 A10SF

85% MSI Creator 15 Laptop Review: A bright 4K display for Content Creators

Schenker XMG Ultra 17

85% Schenker XMG Ultra 17 (Clevo X170SM-G) laptop review: Power without end

Oct 14, 2020
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82% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Aura Silver Laptop Review: Great 15-inch Ultrabook with driver issues

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82% Asus Zephyrus M15 GU502LU vs. GU502LW: What's The Difference?

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80% MSI GF75 Thin 10SDR Laptop Review: For Budget Gamers

Oct 13, 2020
ZTE Axon 11 5G

84% ZTE Axon 11 5G Review: Affordable 5G smartphone

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85% Huawei MatePad 10.4 Tablet Review: An all-rounder without Google

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83% Asus ROG Strix G17 G712LWS in review: Powerful gaming machine with integrated light show

Oct 12, 2020
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84% Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-54 Review: GPU overclocking with a press of a button

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Polar Grit X in test: Robust and light, multisport watch with Komoot integration and long running time

Oct 11, 2020
Motorola Moto G9 Play Smartphone

78% Motorola Moto G9 Play Smartphone Review - Affordable Performance

Oct 10, 2020
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84% Aorus 5 KB laptop in review: Gigabyte builds upon Clevo barebone with the RTX 2060

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87% Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Laptop Review: Unique E-Ink Display Meets Average Hardware

Oct 9, 2020
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81% Dell Precision 3551 Laptop Review: Intel Core i9-10885H Debut

Oct 8, 2020
Samsung Galaxy M51

81% Samsung Galaxy M51 Smartphone Review – Large in the mid-range

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82% Aorus 7 KB in review: Well-rounded gaming laptop with upgrade options

Oct 6, 2020
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84% Vivo X50 Pro Smartphone Review - Does the "revolutionary" gimbal camera make a difference?

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78% The CAT S62 Pro Rugged Smartphone Review: Robustness burdened by big compromises

Oct 5, 2020
MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS Laptop Review: Late Game Exotic Gear

87% MSI GT76 Titan DT 10SGS Laptop Review: Late Game Exotic Gear

Oct 3, 2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in review: Extensively equipped business convertible

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EPOS | Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO hands-on: Innovative touch controls, no software, excellent sound

Walmart Gateway Creator Series 15 Laptop Review: GeForce RTX 2060 For Under $1000 USD

82% Walmart Gateway Creator Series 15 Laptop Review: GeForce RTX 2060 For Under $1000 USD

Oct 2, 2020
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Review - Not always better than the Note10

88% Samsung Galaxy Note20 Review - Not always better than the Note10

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G smartphone

84% Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G Smartphone Review - Faster than a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review - Finally a great Android tablet

88% Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review - Finally a great Android tablet

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in review: Inexpensive gaming laptop with a lot of power under the hood

81% HP Pavilion Gaming 15 in review: Inexpensive gaming laptop with a lot of power under the hood

Oct 1, 2020
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro review: Optimized design and improved software, but hardly any hardware changes.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro review: Optimized design and improved software, but hardly any hardware changes.

Sep 30, 2020
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502L in review: Compact gaming notebook with Turbo reserves

83% Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 GU502L in review: Compact gaming notebook with Turbo reserves

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425E Review: 11th Gen Core i7

84% Asus ZenBook 14 UX425E Review: 11th Gen Core i7 "Tiger Lake" Debut

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86% Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 Review - Compact Convertible with Tiger Lake and OLED

Blu G90

75% Blu G90 Smartphone Review – USA Cell Phone with Triple Camera

Asus ROG Zephyrus S15 GX502L

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Like a Dell XPS 17, But Worse: LG Ultra 17 Laptop Review

83% Like a Dell XPS 17, But Worse: LG Ultra 17 Laptop Review

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Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5NR0O) Laptop Review: AMD gamer with a good price-performance ratio

82% Schenker XMG Core 15 (Tongfang GK5NR0O) Laptop Review: AMD gamer with a good price-performance ratio

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LG K51S

76% LG K51S Smartphone Review – Too little, too late?

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Samsung Galaxy M21

80% Samsung Galaxy M21 Smartphone Review - Plain, but good

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