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Oct 16
MSI WP65 9TH Laptop Review: For Professionals on a Budget

76% MSI WP65 9TH Laptop Review: For Professionals on a Budget

Good looks, but barebones. The WP65 is a decent alternative to the entry-level Dell Precision 3000 series or the HP ZBook 15v series. However, core workstation users will find a lot of missing features on the WP65 when compared to most other mobile workstations.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro P620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:46:00 +0200
Oct 15
Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Laptop Review: A fight for the hegemony of business laptops

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Laptop Review: A fight for the hegemony of business laptops

AMD or Intel? AMD has been intensifying its competition with Intel recently, as increasingly more Ryzen-powered laptops have been appearing on the market lately. Lenovo has introduced AMD, and Intel-powered versions of its 13.3-inch ThinkPad X39 series, the AMD version of which will be the focus of our review. The ThinkPad X390 impressed in our recent review, so how does the AMD-powered X395 do? Read on to find out whether it outdo the X390, along with the advantages and disadvantages of both models.
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 23:57:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL Laptop Review: Premium Ice Lake convertible is a strong competitor for the Dell XPS 13

88% Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL Laptop Review: Premium Ice Lake convertible is a strong competitor for the Dell XPS 13

Ice Lake Yoga. Lenovo wants to bring its premium Yoga convertible to the next level, with the help of the latest Ice Lake CPUs from Intel. Compared with the predecessor, Lenovo has not changed much and instead has opted to work on a few weak-points. In our review, this strategy certainly pays off!
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 14" | 1.4 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:43:00 +0200
Test Motorola One Zoom Smartphone

79% Motorola One Zoom Smartphone Review: the Motorola One smartphone that isn't really a One...

One camera to rule them all. The quad-camera system of Motorola's One Zoom is supposed to include the right lens for all of life's circumstances. Find out how the Motorola smartphone did and how it differs from previous Motorola One smartphones in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.4" | 190 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 18:21:00 +0200
Oct 13
Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

Kingston A2000 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

High performance at a reasonable price. Kingston wants to drive the price down for NVMe SSDs without having to sacrifice performance along the way. The A2000 series looks to have achieved this especially when compared to budget NVMe SSDs like the Toshiba BG3 series.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 13 Oct 2019 23:57:00 +0200
Oct 12
Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracker Review

Honor Band 5 Fitness Tracker Review: A Xiaomi Mi Band 4 alternative with hardly any weaknesses

Smart Band evolution. The Honor Band 5 hardly differs from its predecessor, at least visually. Nevertheless, Honor wants to have achieved some improvements with the fifth edition of its fitness tracker. Read on to find out what these are and what our major criticism of the Honor Band 5 is.
Marcus Herbrich, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:59:57 +0200
Oct 11
Dell G7 15 7590 Laptop Review: Alienware Performance for Less

83% Dell G7 15 7590 Laptop Review: Alienware Performance for Less

Mid-range Gaming with High-end Options. Dell advertises its G7 15 as a mid-range gaming machine and a step below the enthusiast Alienware series. In reality, the latest G7 carries many of the same configurable options as the latest Alienware including octa-core Core i9 and GeForce RTX 2080 options.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:04:19 +0200
Amazfit Verge Lite

Tried it: Amazfit Verge Lite Smartwatch Reviewed

Endurance runner. It is cheap and almost inconspicuous, but the Lite version of the Amazfit Verge from Huami has it all: The manufacturer promises a battery life of up to 20 days. In addition, the smart watch has its own GPS receiver, measures the pulse around the clock and is incredibly affordable. What the watch can do for just 89 euros, our test clarifies.
Inge Schwabe, Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:12:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max

87% Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Smartphone Review: A leap forwards or more of the same?

Max reloaded - Apple returns with three new iPhones, just as it did last year. The biggest and heaviest among them is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which aims to convince those who like big screens and even photographers with its high-quality triple rear-facing cameras. We put Apple's latest most expensive iPhone under the microscope in this live review.
Update: Live Review finished.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 226 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:47:31 +0200
Oct 10
Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW Review: With a fast 240-Hz display

84% Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531GW Review: With a fast 240-Hz display

RGB light show. In the third generation of the ROG Strix Scar, Asus again bets on a lot of RGB illumination. However, what is under the hood is much more important. We have already tested a similar model based on an Intel Core i9, and now we are looking at the slightly more affordable ROG Strix Scar with the Core i7. Find out in this review whether this is the more sensible alternative.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:48:50 +0200
Oct 9
Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

86% Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G Smartphone Review: A foldable handset with an air of confidence

Nothing for moaners - The Galaxy Fold is the first commercially available foldable smartphone, a device that Samsung has revised after its failed launch earlier this year. Read on to find out whether the changes have been worthwhile and what the Galaxy Fold offers in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:54:00 +0200
Oct 8
OnePlus 7T

86% OnePlus 7T smartphone review: A large package of improvements

The Pro becomes normal. The OnePlus 7T is a powerful update from its predecessor and comes with many features previously reserved for the "Pro" model. This sounds like a good thing for all buyers, but you'll find out in this review if the budget high-end phone is really worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.55" | 190 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:59:55 +0200
HP ZBook 15u G6

81% HP ZBook 15u G6 Laptop Review: High-contrast 4K screen shortens battery life

Disappointing Whiskey Lake upgrade. The sixth generation of HP's ZBook 15u workstation offers a wide range of configuration options. For example, there is a 4K display, an Intel Core i7 CPU and a dedicated GPU available for around $2000. Find out if it is worth changing to this new model or whether users should rather stick to the predecessor in this review.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 | 15.6" | 1.6 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:52:43 +0200
Dell G3 15 3590 Laptop Review: Inexpensive with Easy Upgrades

79% Dell G3 15 3590 Laptop Review: Inexpensive with Easy Upgrades

All the basics. The G3 series is home to Dell's most affordable lineup of entry-level gaming laptops. This latest iteration gets the job done well for the price even if it doesn't do very much to buck the trend commonly associated with budget gaming machines.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:10:37 +0200
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX Review - High-end Nvidia GPU with a custom cooling solution

KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX Review - High-end Nvidia GPU with a custom cooling solution

Extremely fast! These days you can find RTX-branded GPUs in almost all price segments. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the highest tier consumer GPU that Nvidia currently sells. We ...
Ryzen 9 3900X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:18:41 +0200
Oct 7
Lenovo ThinkPad L580 Laptop Review: Reliable office notebook with a good keyboard

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L580 Laptop Review: Reliable office notebook with a good keyboard

All you need in the office. Those who are looking for an affordable laptop for the office will invariably encounter Lenovo's L series. We are testing the 15.6-inch L580 that is able to convince particularly with its good input devices.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:48:57 +0200
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 Laptop Review: HP Convertible impresses in almost every way

88% HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 Laptop Review: HP Convertible impresses in almost every way

Elite convertible with a matte SureView screen. Convertibles offer more flexibility than regular clamshell notebooks. Business convertibles like the HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 offer even more flexibility than consumer devices. With plenty of features & high-quality components, the HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 is a successful convertible, as there are barely any weak points to this HP laptop.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 17:00:27 +0200
Apple iPad 7 2019

Apple iPad 7 2019 Tablet Review: Small changes with a big impact?

Live Review The iPad 7 2019 is a soft upgrade on the iPad that Apple released last year. The new iPad sports a new screen format, iPadOS and support for accessories like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but there are few major changes this year. Read on in this live review to find out whether the serious of small changes can combine to make a big difference.
Update: Display section expanded. Communication & GPS and Input Devices & Operation sections added.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.2" | 483 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:50:05 +0200
ASUS ROG G703GXR

86% ASUS ROG G703GXR Laptop Review: A high-end old-school gamer

Large chassis, high performance. The ASUS ROG G703GXR is a classic desktop replacement gaming laptop that focuses on performance and features. Read on to find out how this 17.3-inch wins out against its more compact competitors.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.7 kg
Florian Glaser, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:43:14 +0200
Oct 6
HP ZBook 14u G6 laptop review: The mobile workstation has problems with performance

81% HP ZBook 14u G6 laptop review: The mobile workstation has problems with performance

EliteBook with professional graphics. With the ZBook 14u G6, Hewlett Packard delivers a mobile workstation that offers good input devices and a great display. In addition, there's also a docking port, good battery life and a Thunderbolt 3 port. However, the laptop isn't able to fully develop its computing power.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:11:03 +0200
Oct 5
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

86% Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

The Intel Athena Poster Child. With mobile AMD Ryzen finally catching up to Intel's long-running ULV Core U series, all eyes have been on Ice Lake and Comet Lake-U to see how Intel would respond. Pressure has been on Dell to knock it out of the park with its second generation XPS 13 2-in-1 especially since it is the first to ship with the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. The flagship convertible mostly succeeds with a few caveats.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.4" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:47:26 +0200
Oct 3
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14API Review: Ryzen 5 raises the bar

81% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14API Review: Ryzen 5 raises the bar

Decent home convertible. Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 14API features a Ryzen 5 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger input, its IPS touchscreen display also supports the optional Lenovo Active Pen 2.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:38:40 +0200
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 laptop review: Good performance, but no real innovation

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 laptop review: Good performance, but no real innovation

Still top? Apple has provided its beloved MacBook Pro 13 with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, an updated processor, as well as a revised Butterfly keyboard. But is that enough to keep playing in the subnotebook upper league in 2019?
Intel Core i5-8279U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 02:02:58 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL Review: A great all-rounder with only one real weakness

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL Review: A great all-rounder with only one real weakness

Almost an ultrabook. The 15-inch all-rounder brings a GTX 1650 Max-Q in an elegant, slim aluminum case and is able to draw some attention with many positive values in the test. These include the bright, high-contrast display and the fast SSD, for example. However, it also shows a significant weakness.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Christian Hintze, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:19:37 +0200
Oct 2
MSI GL75 9SEK Laptop Review - An average mid-range gaming laptop with loud fans

83% MSI GL75 9SEK Laptop Review - An average mid-range gaming laptop with loud fans

Loud and proud. The MSI GL75 checks all the right boxes for a 2019 mid-range gaming laptop. Features like a high-refresh rate display and a per-key RGB backlit keyboard are nice additions, but fan noise and coil whine spoil an otherwise adequate package.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
Sam Medley, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 20:10:20 +0200
Dell Latitude 3400 Laptop Review: An affordable business laptop with long battery life

83% Dell Latitude 3400 Laptop Review: An affordable business laptop with long battery life

A business beginner. The Dell Latitude 3400 scores well for its long battery life, good keyboard and extensive ports. However, its dim and low-contrast display will not set the world alight, despite it being a matte IPS panel. Read on to find out how this 14-inch business laptop gets on in our tests.
Intel Core i3-8145U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:21:34 +0200
Review AVM FritzBox 7590: Operation and functional range are the trumps

Review AVM FritzBox 7590: Operation and functional range are the trumps

Functional giant! The Fritzbox 7590 is AVM's current top model and offers WLAN router functionality as well as a DSL modem, DECT telephony, WLAN mesh and limited smart home features. We look at the top model in the test.
Klaus Hinum, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:33:00 +0200
MSI GL65 9SEK Laptop Review: Much More Portable than the GL63

81% MSI GL65 9SEK Laptop Review: Much More Portable than the GL63

4 hours of battery life... at most. The GL65 is a huge upgrade over the GL63 in terms of visuals, weight, performance, and size. On the other hand, other key aspects like battery life, ports, brightness, and display quality have barely changed at all. This $1500 mid-range gaming machine can sometimes feel like a budget gaming laptop at times.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:31:49 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

87% Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Colourful - New colours, dual rear-facing cameras, Wi-Fi 6 and a bigger battery; those are the improvements that the iPhone 11 has over the iPhone XR in a nutshell. Read in our detailed live review to see whether the cheapest of this year's iPhones can live up to expectations.
Update: Live Review completed.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:19:08 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

88% Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

A compact luxury - The smaller of the two iPhone Pros is also probably the most compact flagship smartphone on the market. Apple equips the 5.8-inch device with triple rear-facing cameras, a larger battery and W-iFi 6 among other changes from last year's model. The iPhone 11 Pro does not include a 5G modem, nor is there a 5G SKU either. Read on in our live review to find out whether this latest iPhone will be crowned the best smartphone of 2019.
Update: Live Review finished.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 188 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 20:19:02 +0200
Oct 1
Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Review: Only a small CPU upgrade

85% Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Review: Only a small CPU upgrade

The second coming. The Lenovo Legion Y740 returns to our offices, but this time with a small performance upgrade over the version that we originally tested. The 15-inch gaming laptop fared well last time during our tests, so we are intrigued to see the effect that the upgrade from an 8th to a 9th generation Intel Core processor has. Read on to find out what effect this has, or whether it is a superficial upgrade.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Sebastian Bade, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:56:26 +0200
Sep 30
Schenker XMG Fusion 15 in Review: Intel's reference design challenges the competition

84% Schenker XMG Fusion 15 in Review: Intel's reference design challenges the competition

Swift reference design. Intel and Schenker have created a thin gaming laptop with good battery life, lots of performance and an enthusiast-level port selection. Will it wipe the floor with competing Razer, Acer, Gigabyte, and Asus offerings?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:44:02 +0200
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534F Laptop Review: Look Like an Ultrabook, Play Like a Gamer

83% Asus ZenBook 15 UX534F Laptop Review: Look Like an Ultrabook, Play Like a Gamer

Ultrabook-gaming hybrid. The Zenbook 15 is one of the very few laptops equipped with an Intel U-series CPU and a GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU for an impressive level of gaming performance relative to the compact chassis size. It strikes an excellent balance between the portability and long runtimes of a traditional Ultrabook while offering enough GPU power to play the latest games at 1080p. ScreenPad 2.0 looks crisper and feels smoother than before, but its associated price premium remains a tough sell.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:14:32 +0200
Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Laptop Review: The hybrid device leaves a good impression despite its yielding keyboard

89% Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Laptop Review: The hybrid device leaves a good impression despite its yielding keyboard

The changing business display. With the Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1, the Texan manufacturer has a competitor for Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 on the market. Especially corporate customers should be impressed with features such as built-in LTE. The design-related instability of the keyboard represents the biggest disadvantage of this Dell laptop.
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.2 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:57:00 +0200
FIFA 20

FIFA 20 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

New Features, Old Technology. While EA has added a new game mode called Volta to FIFA 20, the latest game in the FIFA franchise remains based on the same engine that underpinned its predecessor. EA has made one change though, which forces FIFA 20 to run in DirectX 12. Read on to find out what implications this has for system requirements and how FIFA 20 performs on several desktop PCs, laptops and GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:39:53 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH

77% Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming laptop review: Stiff ClickPad impacts gaming fun

The low price is the biggest plus. Lenovo has polished the chassis of the V155 a bit and put cheap, but also game-ready hardware into the 15-inch case. The result is the IdeaPad L340 Gaming, which has a price of less than 800 Euros (~$872). Of course, there is no high-end gaming here. In our review, we will show exactly where compromises need to be made.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:07:00 +0200
Sep 27
Lenovo ThinkPad T590 laptop review: The 4K display offers excellent image quality but requires a lot of energy

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T590 laptop review: The 4K display offers excellent image quality but requires a lot of energy

Image quality vs. battery life. The standard 1080p display in the ThinkPad T590 wasn't able to convince us in our review. Fortunately, Lenovo offers an optional 4K matte display that provides excellent image quality. However, you have to accept a loss in battery life in exchange.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 18:16:50 +0200
Review XIDU PhilBook Max Convertible: Dark touch screen and little performance

74% Review XIDU PhilBook Max Convertible: Dark touch screen and little performance

Too expensive. The PhilBook Max is a 14.1 inch convertible for just over 400 euros. The equipment is fine, but the manufacturer XIDU unfortunately relies on a dark display and a slow Celeron processor.
Intel Celeron J3355 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 14.1" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:07:00 +0200
Dell XPS 15 7590 Laptop Review: Is the base model with Core i5 and FHD panel sufficient?

86% Dell XPS 15 7590 Laptop Review: Is the base model with Core i5 and FHD panel sufficient?

A good multimedia notebook. Dell is one of the few manufacturers that also offers its 15-inch premium notebook without a dedicated graphics card. Is the version with the integrated GPU perhaps even the better choice if you don't want to use your laptop for gaming?
Intel Core i5-9300H | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 03:13:46 +0200
Sep 26
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK1 Laptop Review

80% Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK1 Laptop Review

A tough cookie. The latest 14-inch Toughbook addresses many of the shortcomings of last year's model while retaining compatibility with all last generation accessories.
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:16:57 +0200
Aspire 7 A715 Laptop Review: Acer's upgrade giant with gaming potential and long battery life

84% Aspire 7 A715 Laptop Review: Acer's upgrade giant with gaming potential and long battery life

All-rounder with endurance. Acer's well-equipped 15.6-inch multimedia all-rounder handles all current computer games and represents them smoothly on the matte, Full HD, IPS display. A surprise is the excellent battery life.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:31:00 +0200
Sep 25
SK Hynix Gold S31 SSD Benchmarked

SK Hynix Gold S31 SSD Benchmarked

Gold performance for cheap. If you're in the market for an inexpensive 2.5-inch SATA III SSD, then the new SK Hynix Gold S31 should do the trick. The 250 GB version starts at just under $50.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:48:12 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Review: The AMD business laptop is good, but the fan is annoying

88% Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Review: The AMD business laptop is good, but the fan is annoying

More affordable is better? The ThinkPad T495s with the Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U is a serious alternative to the Intel-based T490s. The price in particular makes the device very interesting, since there are not many compromises compared to the Intel model.
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:42:51 +0200
Sep 24
HP ProBook 455R G6

80% HP ProBook 455R G6 Laptop Review: Better battery life thanks to Zen+

Improved multi-core performance too. The improved Zen+ cores of Raven Ridge APUs promise lower power consumption while also delivering slightly higher clock speeds than their predecessors. At first glance, the HP ProBook 455R G6 should also benefit from these innovations, which is reason enough for us to check how the business laptop compares against its predecessor. Read on to find out how this Ryzen 5 3500U 15.6-inch laptop performs in our tests.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:12:12 +0200
Sep 21
No RTX? No Problem — Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti Base Model Laptop Review

84% No RTX? No Problem — Razer Blade 15 GTX 1660 Ti Base Model Laptop Review

Faster than any other Blade 15 GTX laptop. The GTX 1660 Ti is only marginally slower than the RTX 2060 in raw GPU horsepower while retailing for hundreds less and it manages to outperform the fastest Blade 15 Pascal configuration. Some hidden drawbacks like the slightly less accurate display and slower CPU performance detract only little from the overall experience.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:44:46 +0200
Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop Review: Even the high end is not free from weaknesses

87% Dell Latitude 7400 Laptop Review: Even the high end is not free from weaknesses

Business High End. Dell's 14-inch business laptop boasts a long battery life, an excellent keyboard and a fast NVMe SSD. The matte IPS display, however, could have a greater maximum brightness. In addition, the fan emits a high-pitched whistling noise.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:10:00 +0200
Sep 20
Lenovo V155-15API

75% Lenovo V155 Review: Budget laptop turns out as a storage giant

Optical drive optional. Lenovo advertises the V155 as a productivity platform for businesses. But a first glance at the notebook shows that buyers are looking at a device in one of the lower price ranges. Apart from this impression, our test reveals the real performance of the V155.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 03:06:07 +0200
Sep 19
HP Spectre x360 13 Review: classy convertible foiled by its display

86% HP Spectre x360 13 Review: classy convertible foiled by its display

Eye candy. HP's Spectre x360 13 is a premium compact convertible that is powerful enough for day to day tasks and challenges, and it is equipped with a highly reflective 1080p display that could have been brighter.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:22:24 +0200
 

81% ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA Convertible Review: A solid all-rounder, but not for outdoors

For number games The ZenBook Flip 14 attracts attention, not least because of its numeric keypad, which ASUS integrates within its trackpad. The pretty-looking convertible has a 360° hinge and packs an AMD processor, with a stylish design that puts it on par with its competitors. Laptops with AMD processors are on the rise, but currently remain rare. Read on to find out how the ZenBook Flip 14 fares in our tests.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Inge Schwabe, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:28:40 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad E495 Laptop Review: Inexpensive office device with a lot of power, but without keyboard illumination

84% Lenovo ThinkPad E495 Laptop Review: Inexpensive office device with a lot of power, but without keyboard illumination

The AMD ThinkPad is slowed down in terms of equipment. The ThinkPad E495 offers more power than the Intel equivalent with its AMD Ryzen SoC, but the low-priced laptop is unnecessarily slowed down by the manufacturer in terms of equipment.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:22:00 +0200
Sep 18
ZenBook on Steroids: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop Review

82% ZenBook on Steroids: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 Laptop Review

Two 4K screens on one laptop. Asus' latest ScreenPad Plus makes the Apple Touch Bar look like child's play. The unlocked Core i9 CPU, GeForce RTX graphics, 1 TB Samsung SSD, and soldered 32 GB of RAM are hefty specifications that come with an equally hefty chassis and price.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:44:20 +0200
Alcatel 3 2019

76% Alcatel 3 (2019) Smartphone Review: A cheap handset that runs smoothly

Surprisingly good. The Alcatel 3 (2019) immediately impressed us with its smooth performance. Read on to find out what hardware allows the 180-Euro (~US$199) device to perform so surprisingly well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.9" | 145 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:26:16 +0200
Sep 17
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Laptop Review: An extremely bright convertible with a matte touchscreen and privacy features

88% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Laptop Review: An extremely bright convertible with a matte touchscreen and privacy features

As bright as can be. HP is one of the few OEMs that sells business laptops with bright optional displays. The EliteBook x360 1030 G3 is one such device, which has an optional 700 cd/m² display. Read on to find out whether the display can live up to its billing and how it affects battery life. We shall be looking at the Sure View privacy filter that HP incorporates too.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:41:16 +0200
Review of the Motorola One Action Smartphone

78% Motorola One Action Review: Motorola smartphone unfit for YouTube fans

Always in action? Motorola expands its One series with an industry first: A smartphone with an action camera. The Android One smartphone leaves a good impression as a whole package. However, it is not the perfect companion for everyone.
Samsung Exynos 9609 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 176 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:35:16 +0200
Sep 16
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17IRH Review: The well-rounded mid-range gaming notebook is unable to reach its full performance potential

78% Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17IRH Review: The well-rounded mid-range gaming notebook is unable to reach its full performance potential

Discrete gamer. Thanks to the Core i5-9300H processor and the GeForce GTX-1650 graphics core, the IdeaPad is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 17.3-inch display (FHD, IPS). They are accompanied by a NVMe SSD, 16 GB of working memory, and a good battery life. Unfortunately, the working memory is only able to run in single-channel mode.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:22:45 +0200
Sep 13
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 with Full HD laptop review: Brighter and longer battery life

91% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 with Full HD laptop review: Brighter and longer battery life

The better display for mobile use. After the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 with the matte WQHD display, we now take a look at the matte low-power 1080p panel with an advertised brightness of 400 nits.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:52:31 +0200
Double Trouble: HP Omen X 2S 15 Laptop Review

82% Double Trouble: HP Omen X 2S 15 Laptop Review

The HP ScreenPad. Like Asus, HP is convinced that two screens is better than one. While the second screen on the Omen X 2S 15 is definitely crisper than what the Asus VivoBook S15 has to offer, be prepared for a lot of glare and potential brightness issues.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:36:57 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Review: The WQHD HDR panel convinces in the test, but makes only limited sense in an office laptop

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Review: The WQHD HDR panel convinces in the test, but makes only limited sense in an office laptop

More pixels and less battery life. Like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme before it, the 14-inch ThinkPad T490 also gets a higher resolution WQHD panel with 100% AdobeRGB color-space coverage. The excellent image quality is countered by a reflective display surface and increased power consumption.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:20:47 +0200
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super (1-Click OC) - Custom RTX 2060 Super Series Model in Review

KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super (1-Click OC) - Custom RTX 2060 Super Series Model in Review

RGB not required! After the release of Nvidia's Super graphics cards, manufacturers have now released their own versions of the new GeForce cards. Here, we take a closer look at the model from KFA2. In this review we try to determine whether the KFA 2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1-Click OC is worth it or if the Nvidia reference design is the better choice.
Ryzen 9 3900X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:38:15 +0200
Control

Control Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Artistic synthesis. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Control is a story-driven action-adventure that sends the main character through a constantly changing building. Read on to find out how this visual extravaganza plays on various desktop and laptop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:15:07 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 Review: business laptop with AMD processor, long battery life, and good display

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T495 Review: business laptop with AMD processor, long battery life, and good display

AMD is the better choice. Lenovo's ThinkPad T495 is finally a full-fledged AMD business notebook with almost no compromises compared to its T490 sibling with Intel CPU. It might even be the better choice for many office users thanks to its lower price.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:05:22 +0200
Sep 12
Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA Review: The elegant subnotebook offers a lot of endurance

84% Asus VivoBook 14 X403FA Review: The elegant subnotebook offers a lot of endurance

It runs, and runs and runs. Asus has equipped the VivoBook 14 with a 72-Wh battery that ensures an excellent battery life. The rest of the equipment is also right: a Core-i5 processor, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an SSD, and a matte IPS display. A Windows operating system is not included.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:05:29 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Smartphone Review: Optimised SoC promises better runtimes

87% Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Smartphone Review: Optimised SoC promises better runtimes

The S-Pen and stunning display once again distinguish the Galaxy Note from its Galaxy S sibling. This year’s Galaxy Note is the first to feature a newer SoC than the Galaxy S that preceded it, so it will be intriguing to see what improvements the Exynos 9825 brings over the Exynos 9820. In many ways, the Note 10+ is a re-bodied Galaxy S10+ with a few tweaks and omissions. Read on to find out how the Note 10+ performs in this live review.
Update: Live Review completed.
Samsung Exynos 9825 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.8" | 196 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:29:33 +0200
Sep 11
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54 Laptop Review: An all-rounder at a great price

82% Acer Swift 3 SF314-54 Laptop Review: An all-rounder at a great price

Long-lasting. Acer's 14-inch model boasts a sleek, slim body, a Kaby Lake processor and good battery life. The rest of the equipment does not disappoint either: NVMe-SSD, matte IPS screen, key illumination. The RAM is a bit meager with 4 GB. The operating system is Windows 10 Home in S mode. The total package costs almost 400 Euros (~$444).
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U | Intel HD Graphics 610 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:45:00 +0200
Sep 10
Dell Latitude 7300 Laptop Review: business subnotebook falls short of its performance goals

87% Dell Latitude 7300 Laptop Review: business subnotebook falls short of its performance goals

Small business professional with exceptional battery life. Intel's Whiskey Lake CPUs found their way into Dell's Latitude series. The redesigned Latitude 7300 features one as well, and it surprised us with its decent upgradeability (RAM) and long battery life. Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold, and the laptop's CPU performance was the fly in the ointment.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:33:36 +0200
Hot Ice: Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3 Laptop Review

86% Hot Ice: Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3 Laptop Review

Ice(Lake)borne. Dell's latest XPS convertible is unlike most Ultrabooks or convertibles we've tested this year simply because it checks off a long laundry list of uncommon features: Ice Lake-U, MagLev keyboard, vapor chamber, GORE cooling, 13.4-inch touchscreen, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The result is a travel-friendly convertible with one of the brightest and most well-calibrated displays we've seen for its category. Unfortunately, you'll have to give up some upgrades along the way that may impact longevity.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.4" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:32:53 +0200
Sep 9
Xiaomi Mi A3

78% Xiaomi Mi A3 Smartphone Review – The price-performance king again!

Slimmed-down or improved? The Xiaomi Mi A3 again aims to offer a lot of mid-range features for little money. However, actually we are not only seeing improvements compared to the predecessor. Find out in our test whether the 2019 model is still worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 | Qualcomm Adreno 610 | 6.09" | 173.8 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:37:21 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10

86% Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Smartphone Review: Still the best business smartphone?

Is the Galaxy Note 10 merely a smaller version of the Note 10+, or is there more at hand? Well, the smaller battery, display, RAM, and storage all suggest so, but the Note 10 is more than just a scaled-down Note 10+. The inclusion of an S Pen should still help the Note 10 appeal to business users, as will it being cheaper than the Note 10+ too. Read on in this live review to find out our thoughts on this year’s baby Galaxy Note.
Update: Live Review finished.
Samsung Exynos 9825 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.3" | 168 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:13:50 +0200
Sep 6
The Area-51m mini-me: Dell Alienware m15 R2 Laptop Review

83% The Area-51m mini-me: Dell Alienware m15 R2 Laptop Review

Those CPU temperatures — yikes! If you've ever wanted the 17.3-inch Alienware Area-51m desktop replacement but wished it was smaller, then the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 R2 should fit the bill. The new model is a complete design overhaul of last year's Alienware m15 R1 that unfortunately feels more like a lateral step sideways instead of a big leap forward.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 06 Sep 2019 08:06:53 +0200
Sep 5
Acer Predator Helios 700

83% Acer Predator Helios 700 Laptop Review: Innovative gaming laptop with a lot of features

Switch it, baby. The brand-new Acer Predator Helios 700 is definitely one of the most exciting gaming notebooks of 2019. The positioning of its keyboard and touchpad can be changed thanks to a sliding mechanism, which gives the 17-inch device access to a lot of fresh air to cool its high-end hardware. Find out whether this idea actually works in our review.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.8 kg
Florian Glaser, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 14:21:43 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad L490 laptop review: Whiskey Lake disappoints in office laptop

85% Lenovo ThinkPad L490 laptop review: Whiskey Lake disappoints in office laptop

Whiskey Lame We reviewed the ThinkPad L480 (87%) about a year ago, and we actually only criticized the dim display. Lenovo has now changed the display with the successor and also updated the processor. Nonetheless, "new" does not always mean "better", as our current review for the L490 shows.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Christian Hintze, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 01:26:01 +0200
Sep 4
MSI Prestige 14 Hands-On Laptop Review: Faster than ever and still great for content creators

MSI Prestige 14 Hands-On Laptop Review: Faster than ever and still great for content creators

A 16 mm bullet. MSI has packed the Prestige 14 with a powerful 10th generation Intel Core processor and a mid-range NVIDIA GPU, despite the device being just 16 mm thick. Can such a slim and light laptop keep these components cool? Our initial tests suggest so. Read on to find out more in this hands-on review.
Intel Core i7-10710U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 14" | 1.3 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:16:30 +0200
Sep 3
Dell Latitude 5500

83% Dell Latitude 5500 Review: A business laptop with many options

Matte touchscreen optional. Buyers of the Latitude 5500 have the choice among numerous equipment configurations that offer suitable elements for almost any demand in the business sector. In addition to various security features, there is optional LTE, as well as support for the coming Wi-Fi 6 standard. Our test shows what else buyers of the business notebook from Dell can expect.
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:13:49 +0200
Sep 2
Corsair One i160

Corsair One i160 Gaming PC Review: A 12 litre machine with a Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti

Uncompromising performance! The Corsair One i160 is a compact gaming PC that packs extremely powerful hardware into an impressively small case. Corsair has included a proprietary and patented liquid cooling system to keep the Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti cool even during long gaming sessions, which it complements with 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and plenty of storage. Read on to find out how well the Corsair One i160 performs in our tests and whether its liquid cooling system is up to scratch.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop) | 32" | 7.4 kg
Sebastian Bade, Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:19:26 +0200
Gigabyte Aero 17 XA HDR Laptop Review: This is a *Really* Good 17-inch Laptop

86% Gigabyte Aero 17 XA HDR Laptop Review: This is a *Really* Good 17-inch Laptop

Better than an Asus Zephyrus. Gigabyte has just created one of the best 17.3-inch laptops in the market for both professionals and gamers alike. The system packs almost everything you'd want in an ultrathin package including both long battery life and high graphics performance - an uncommon combination.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 02 Sep 2019 21:23:48 +0200
MageDok 15 Portable Monitor Review

MageDok 15 Portable Monitor Review

Too dim. The crowdfunded-Indiegogo MageDok portable monitor feels solid to the touch with a strong chassis design. Almost everything about the actual display, however, is a letdown at this early development stage.
15.6" | 1 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 02 Sep 2019 06:31:58 +0200
HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE laptop review: Robust convertible for schools

83% HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE laptop review: Robust convertible for schools

Expensive. The robust ProBook convertible offers a fast SSD, silent operation and good battery life. The touchscreen can be used with the fingers as well as with a stylus. With a price of about 900 Euros (~$989), the device isn't among the cheap models.
Intel Core m3-8100Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 02 Sep 2019 00:11:07 +0200
Sep 1
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE Laptop Review - The best screen on a mid-tier gaming laptop

84% MSI GP65 Leopard 9SE Laptop Review - The best screen on a mid-tier gaming laptop

Fantastic Plastic Machine. Despite some drawbacks in build quality and thermal management, the MSI GP65 Leopard is an excellent all-around gaming laptop for $1500. Surprisingly, the machine has one of the most color-accurate screens we have measured in a gaming laptop. The bright display backlight and 144 Hz refresh rate are icing on the cake.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Sam Medley, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 09:55:58 +0200
Aug 30
Asus Strix Hero III G731GV RTX 2060 Laptop Review - Not that Much Better than the G731GU GTX 1660 Ti

86% Asus Strix Hero III G731GV RTX 2060 Laptop Review - Not that Much Better than the G731GU GTX 1660 Ti

The hero we deserve? Can't decide between the Asus ROG G731GV with GeForce RTX 2060 or G731GW with GeForce RTX 2070? The G731GW offers 19 percent faster gaming performance without impacting temperatures for $400 more than the G731GV.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 18:12:21 +0200
Dell Latitude 5300

87% Dell Latitude 5300 Laptop Review: A small business laptop with LTE

With an optional anti-reflective touch screen. At just 13 inches, the Dell Latitude 5300 is a small and lightweight companion for everyday business. Users do not have to go without safety features and the maintenance options are reasonable. What else is in the small business laptop, we clarify in our review.
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 08:02:00 +0200
Aug 29
HP Envy 13 Review: A well-rounded subnotebook with a good number of features

87% HP Envy 13 Review: A well-rounded subnotebook with a good number of features

Privacy screen. HP's 13.3-inch subnotebook scores a lot of points for its slim and elegant exterior. Its inside values are impressive as well: a quad-core processor, a dedicated GeForce GPU and 8 GB of RAM (in dual-channel mode). Most importantly, the device's very bright IPS screen also supports HP's Sure View screen-protection technology.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:29:29 +0200
Aug 28
Dell Inspiron 7390 2-in-1 Black Edition Convertible Review

84% Dell Inspiron 7390 2-in-1 Black Edition Convertible Review

Take Two. The Inspiron 7390 2-in-1 might look very similar to its predecessor, but under the hood, a lot has changed. At $1250, the convertible packs a UHD display, Core i7-8565U, 16 GB RAM, and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Is it the next convertible to beat?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Steve Schardein, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:09:41 +0200
Eurocom Nightsky RX15 (Clevo PB51RF, Core i9, 4K OLED) Laptop Review

86% Eurocom Nightsky RX15 (Clevo PB51RF, Core i9, 4K OLED) Laptop Review

Unlocked Core i9 with OLED. The Nightsky RX15 is one of the few narrow-bezel 15.6-inch laptops offering unlocked Core i9-9980HK CPU options. Meanwhile, its OLED option makes the system competitive against the Razer Blade 15, Alienware m15, and Gigabyte Aero 15 which all have similar OLED features.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:09:31 +0200
Aug 27
HP Omen 17

86% HP Omen 17 Laptop Review: High-end gaming with some small limitations

A cost factor. Despite its high price, the current high-end configuration of the HP Omen 17 is still significantly cheaper than other RTX 2080 laptops. Find out whether the HP Omen 17 can keep up with its competition in aspects other than performance in our detailed review.
Intel Core i9-9880H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Florian Glaser, Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:33:11 +0200
Aug 26
Medion Akoya E4253 Laptop Review: Long Runtime for a Small Amount of Money

80% Medion Akoya E4253 Laptop Review: Long Runtime for a Small Amount of Money

Silent surf machine. Just 250 Euros (~$278) is the price set by Medion for the 14-inch Akoya E4253. The laptop comes with a matte IPS Full HD display, Pentium Silver N5000 processor, silent operation and a good battery life.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 26 Aug 2019 08:22:05 +0200
Aug 24
ASUS VivoBook 14 X412FJ Laptop Review: A compact 14-inch machine with performance issues

84% ASUS VivoBook 14 X412FJ Laptop Review: A compact 14-inch machine with performance issues

A compact all-rounder with fatal flaws. The VivoBook 14 scores well for its quad-core i5 processor, dedicated GPU, 8 GB of dual-channel RAM, SSD and matte IPS screen. However, there are some significant shortcomings, which our tests and review will reveal.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:16:39 +0200
Aug 23
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019 Laptop Review: Slim workstation with stronger GPU and weaker CPU

90% Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019 Laptop Review: Slim workstation with stronger GPU and weaker CPU

Turing refresh with CPU weakness. Lenovo has introduced the second generation of its slim, high-end ThinkPad P1 workstation into the market. Included on board are the newest Nvidia Quadro GPUs based on Turing, significantly brighter display options, and the newest Intel processors. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 shows some weaknesses in the CPU performance, of all things.
Intel Core i7-9850H | NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:30:30 +0200
Aug 22
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 Laptop Review: A gaming laptop with decent battery life

84% Acer Aspire Nitro 5 Laptop Review: A gaming laptop with decent battery life

A practical gaming laptop! Acer has proven several times with its Nitro 5 series that gaming laptops do not always have to be extremely expensive. The company is back again with a new 17.3-inch model that it equips with an Intel Core i7-9750H and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which should combine to create a solid foundation for this gaming laptop. Read on to find out how the latest Nitro 5 fares in our tests in this detailed review.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:35:27 +0200
Aug 20
Honor 20

89% Honor 20 Smartphone Review: a quad camera in a midrange smartphone

In-screen cam and a lot of storage. Honor is pushing down the price for smartphones with high-end equipment. 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage as well as a quad camera sound great on paper and the other features look promising as well. Find out what the $500 phone really has to offer in our review.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 6.26" | 174 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:38:06 +0200
Aug 19
Blackview A60 Pro

76% Blackview A60 Pro Smartphone Review: A compelling offer?

A modern design on a budget. If you are looking for a smartphone for less than 100 Euros (~US$111) with good performance, a modern design, LTE and a fingerprint sensor, then the Blackview A60 Pro may be the device for you. Read on to find out if Blackview has done well and in what areas the A60 Pro struggles.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.1" | 170 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:23:46 +0200
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API laptop review: 17.3-incher pleases with good battery life

81% Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API laptop review: 17.3-incher pleases with good battery life

There is no shortage of weaknesses. With the Ideapad L340-17API, Lenovo delivers a 17.3-inch laptop that can score points with a strong Ryzen 5 3500U APU, a solid state drive, good battery life and a quite good keyboard. Unfortunately, it does not lack weaknesses: In this case, a TN panel with unstable viewing angles is in use, and the RAM is only able to run in single-channel mode. In addition, there is no memory card reader.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:17:44 +0200
Aug 18
Eurocom Nightsky Ti15 (Clevo PB51RF) Laptop Review

87% Eurocom Nightsky Ti15 (Clevo PB51RF) Laptop Review

New age of narrow bezel Clevo laptops. Clevo is getting better at creating more visually attractive gaming laptops without sacrificing the core performance advantages that the series is known for. We only wish that it could be easier to service.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:37:02 +0200
Aug 17
Schenker Key 16 (Clevo P960EN-K) Review: The slim notebook pleases with a lot of computing power

84% Schenker Key 16 (Clevo P960EN-K) Review: The slim notebook pleases with a lot of computing power

Elegant, slim gamer. The powerful hardware of the Schenker Key 16 is able to bring all the current computer games smoothly to the matte 16.1-inch screen (FHD, IPS, 144 Hz). Schenker offers individual configuration options, such as up to three storage drives (2x M.2-2280, 1x 2.5-in) and up to 64 GB of working memory. In addition, the BIOS allows for undervolting of CPU and iGPU.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 16.1" | 2.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:17:29 +0200
Ulefone Armor 6E

76% Ulefone Armor 6E Smartphone Review – Outdoor Phone with Bargain Potential

At home outdoors. The Ulefone Armor 6E is strongly related to the Armor 6 and even the packaging's differences come down to just one sticker. The Armor 6E is cheaper and while it offers less storage space, it also comes with a more modern SoC and better protection against the elements. In this review, we are taking a look at the outdoor smartphone in order to determine if this makes it a bargain.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.2" | 268 g
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:07:40 +0200
Samsung Galaxy A10

82% Samsung Galaxy A10 Smartphone Review: Power in plastic

60 FPS gaming at an affordable price. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has made some compromises for the cheapest model in its Galaxy A series. However, the Galaxy A10 is no slouch and performs well for a sub-US$200 smartphone. Read on to find out in what areas Samsung has done well and where the Galaxy A10 falls short of its pricier Galaxy A-series siblings.
Samsung Exynos 7884B | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.2" | 168 g
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:03:52 +0200
Aug 16
Acer Predator Triton 500 Laptop Review: A Lot of Gaming Performance Despite the Slim Case

85% Acer Predator Triton 500 Laptop Review: A Lot of Gaming Performance Despite the Slim Case

New CPU, new luck. The ultra-flat Predator Triton 500 gaming notebook from Acer is now available with Intel's latest 9000 series processors. Learn how well the updated version performs in our test update.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Florian Glaser, Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:50:31 +0200
Aug 15
C-Force CF015C Portable Monitor Review

C-Force CF015C Portable Monitor Review

Portable, but not that portable. The 15.6-inch CF015C 4K UHD portable monitor is sleek and lightweight for easy carrying. Unfortunately, it relies on a clunky external hub and several cables to actually work.
15.6" | 700 g
Allen Ngo, Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:45:00 +0200
Aug 14
Lenovo Legion Y540 15IRH

83% Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH Laptop Review: A good gaming laptop with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU

A cheap gamer. The Legion Y540 may be touted as an RTX gaming laptop, but Lenovo also sells GTX variants that may be more suitable for the budget gamer. Switching to a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti drops the price by around 20% to 1,400 Euros (~US$1,565), which is a healthy saving. Read on to find out if Lenovo has made any other changes to keep the price down and how this GTX 1660 Ti-powered gaming laptop fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:26:13 +0200
Origin PC EVO16-S (Clevo P960RD) Review: A Rare 16.1-inch Gaming Laptop

85% Origin PC EVO16-S (Clevo P960RD) Review: A Rare 16.1-inch Gaming Laptop

16-inch display. Ever wanted a gaming laptop but felt that a 17.3-inch display might be too big and a 15.6-inch display might be too small? Then this high-power 16.1-inch Origin PC EVO16-S should fit the bill.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 16.1" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:17:39 +0200
Aug 13
Xiaomi Redmi 7A

83% Xiaomi Redmi 7A Smartphone Review – the cut-price phone

Surprisingly affordable. The Xiaomi Redmi 7A is available for $100. Its predecessor already had quite a lot to offer considering its low price. The Redmi 7A, at first glance, does not seem to offer a lot of changes. Can it keep up its great price-to-performance ratio?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.45" | 165 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:01:12 +0200
Lepow USB-powered Portable Monitor Review

Lepow USB-powered Portable Monitor Review

15.6-inch 1080p for cheap. The lightweight and narrow bezel 15.6-inch portable monitor has an attractive design with a high quality feel when held. The actual display, however, is reflective of the inexpensive price point.
15.6" | 770 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:19:00 +0200
Aug 12
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Desktop CPU Review: 12 cores meet Socket AM4

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Desktop CPU Review: 12 cores meet Socket AM4

The attack of the 12-core! The Ryzen 3000 series has already impressed us, and now it is the turn of the 3900X to show us what it is capable of. We pit the Ryzen 9 against the Intel Core i9-9900K to see which can claim the gaming desktop CPU crown. Read on to find out which has the edge and which delivers the better overall package.
Ryzen 9 3900X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:53:02 +0200
Aug 10
Chuwi LapBook Pro Laptop Review: An affordable 14-inch laptop with good battery life and wide colour gamut

79% Chuwi LapBook Pro Laptop Review: An affordable 14-inch laptop with good battery life and wide colour gamut

A handy companion. Chuwi's 14-inch laptop scores well for its sleek metal design, its silent operation, good battery life, its IPS display with stable viewing angles and a wide colour gamut. Added to that are keyboard backlighting and the option to expand the device with an M.2 SSD, both of which are welcome.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:00:01 +0200
Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

87% Power Overwhelming: Dell XPS 15 7590 Core i9 and GeForce GTX 1650 OLED Laptop Review

Pushing limits. The XPS 15 is back with new Core i9 options, new GTX Turing graphics options, and new 4K UHD OLED options. We test the highest-end configuration of the XPS 15 7590 to see what the latest series can offer when it's supposedly at its best.
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:43:31 +0200
Aug 8
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 Laptop Review: An Excellent Alternative to Intel

80% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5585 Laptop Review: An Excellent Alternative to Intel

Mobile Zen+ Ryzen 7 at its peak. The entry-level Inspiron 15 5585 sports the latest AMD Ryzen CPU with great results across the board. Graphics performance in particular is a leap ahead of the Intel UHD Graphics series that should satisfy casual gamers of Fortnite, Rocket League, and other undemanding titles.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:28:55 +0200
Aug 7
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 Laptop Review: Aluminum Unibody & Great Speakers

AluPad with touch weakness. In a whole new look, Lenovo presents the flagship of its Convertible ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019. The new, more compact aluminum case is convincing in the test, as well as many other features of the new X1 Yoga Gen 4. However, it has a flaw we did not expect. What this is, you will read in this detailed review!
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:20:52 +0200
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Desktop CPU Review: A frugal 8 core and 16 thread processor

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Desktop CPU Review: A frugal 8 core and 16 thread processor

Eight cores and still economical! AMD has continuously improved and optimised its Zen architecture since its inaugural release in 2017, with the company having just released its third generation in as many years. AMD manufactures its Zen 2 processors on the modern 7 nm process, which offers higher IPC than Zen+, among other improvements. Read on to find what the Ryzen 7 3700X, our first Zen 2 processor, can do and whether the jump to 7 nm offers as many benefits as promised.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 07 Aug 2019 00:30:53 +0200
Aug 6
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s Smartphone Review

74% Rugged Smartphone Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s in Review: A Rarity for Outdoor Smartphone Fans

Blast from the past. After two years of research and development Samsung has finally released a successor to its Galaxy XCover outdoor smartphone. The XCover 4s not only comes with a robust case protected against dust and water ingress, but it also offers one special feature that almost no other outdoor cell phone can.
Samsung Exynos 7884B | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 5" | 172 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 06 Aug 2019 22:52:53 +0200
Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060 Laptop Review: How does it Compare to the RTX 2080 Max-Q?

89% Razer Blade Pro 17 RTX 2060 Laptop Review: How does it Compare to the RTX 2080 Max-Q?

Razor-sharp looks. The Blade Pro 17 has the fastest GeForce RTX 2060 we've tested thus far to be just 25 percent slower than the RTX 2080 Max-Q. Perhaps not coincidentally, it also costs about 25 percent less than the Blade Pro 17 RTX 2080 Max-Q SKU.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:58:35 +0200
Aug 5
Chuwi at its Best: Chuwi MiniBook Netbook Review

76% Chuwi at its Best: Chuwi MiniBook Netbook Review

Two times brighter than the Topjoy Falcon. The Chuwi MiniBook is surprisingly a well-balanced and versatile netbook with its respectable system performance, bright 1080p touchscreen, and selection of ports. The unorthodox keyboard layout and twitchy mouse button will take some getting used to.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 8" | 662 g
Allen Ngo, Mon, 05 Aug 2019 03:10:59 +0200
Aug 4
HP Gaming Pavilion 15 Laptop Review: A powerful yet pleasingly quiet gaming laptop

84% HP Gaming Pavilion 15 Laptop Review: A powerful yet pleasingly quiet gaming laptop

Consistent. The HP Gaming Pavilion 15 handles all modern games with ease on its matte 15.6-inch 1080p display thanks to its powerful hardware. The device can even make use of its 144 Hz refresh rate while remaining comparatively quiet too. 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM keeps the system ticking over, as does the 256 GB NVMe SSD.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:37:18 +0200
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)

77% Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019) Review: Well-Padded Tablet for Kids

Rugged on the outside, Fire on the inside. Take Amazon's latest Fire 7 tablet, stick it in a rugged and colorful case, and voilà: a Fire 7 Kids Edition. Parents are not only going to benefit from Amazon's 2-year worry-free warranty but also from software specifically aimed at children of various ages. Let us find out what this means in detail.
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 7" | 456 g
Mike Wobker, Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:34:01 +0200
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH

86% Lenovo Legion Y540 with RTX 2060 laptop review: Gaming laptop with good sound and 144 Hz panel

3 TB with SSD/HDD combo. Lenovo has given the Legion Y540 a small hardware upgrade and now included a GeForce RTX graphics card within the slim case. The space left for storage devices is very large. In our review we'll show the level of performance that the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 provides.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Sun, 04 Aug 2019 12:35:47 +0200
Aug 2
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

89% Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 Pro) Smartphone Review: Not another Mi 9 with a pop-up camera

No Xiaomi Mi 9 killer. The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, like its sister model Mi 9T, has a motorised pop-up front-facing camera to aid in the pursuit of the highest possible screen-to-body ratio. The device comes with a Snapdragon 855, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage too, but Xiaomi has made cuts in some areas that hold it back from challenging the Mi 9. Read on to find out how the Mi 9T Pro, or should we say Redmi K20 Pro, performs in our tests and how it shapes up against the Mi 9.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.39" | 191 g
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:27:02 +0200
Asus ROG Strix G GL531GV Laptop Review: Like a Zephyrus, but Cheaper

86% Asus ROG Strix G GL531GV Laptop Review: Like a Zephyrus, but Cheaper

Striking gold. Asus' Republic of Gamers lineup just got a lot bigger. The Strix G GL531 adds a splash of customizable LED colors to the series without impacting the overall performance we've come to expect from a gaming laptop. Fan noise when gaming could still use some improvement.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 18:05:03 +0200
Honor 20 Pro

83% Honor 20 Pro Smartphone Review – Quad-Cam and a lot of Stamina

Camera quadruplets. Honor packs a whopping four photographic objectives on the rear of the Honor 20 Pro, which is a slight upgrade over the Honor 20's setup. Read in our test, whether it and the rather beefy battery justify the 100-Euro (~$111) premium for the Pro model.
HiSilicon Kirin 980 | ARM Mali-G76 MP10 | 6.26" | 182 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:18:16 +0200
Aug 1
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Desktop GPU Review: A high-end Desktop GPU without a home

NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Desktop GPU Review: A high-end Desktop GPU without a home

Meaningful or superfluous? The RTX 2080 SUPER is the last RTX 20 SUPER Desktop GPU to enter our offices, and it is also the most powerful. Since AMD does not currently compete with NVIDIA in this performance class, it begs the question of why the team in green has even bothered to bring a facelifted RTX 2080 to the market. Read on to find out what benefits a full-bore TU104 brings, if any, and how the RTX 2080 SUPER fares against other high-end GPUs.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 20:06:53 +0200
Jul 31
Gigabyte Aero 15 OLED XA

84% Gigabyte Aero 15 XA Laptop Review: With OLED panel and 4K in a new design

RTX graphics in a slim case. While Gigabyte has discreetly changed the design of its Aero notebooks, it remains true to its previous line. With the Aero 15 OLED XA, buyers are greeted by a slim and powerful notebook with many connections. We find out in our test what performance exactly you can expect.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:09:59 +0200
Sony IMX586 Comparison Review: Five 48 MP smartphones face-off in a camera duel

Sony IMX586 Comparison Review: Five 48 MP smartphones face-off in a camera duel

Massive megapixels. The Sony IMX586 is currently the most widely used camera sensor in the midrange to affordable flagship price segments. Our experiences with its image quality have varied from device to device though, so we have decided to put all the IMX586 equipped smartphones that we have already tested through their paces to see who comes out on top. Read on to find out how our five sample devices get on in this comparison review.
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 14:34:02 +0200
Jul 30
RugGear RG655

74% RugGear RG655 Smartphone Review: A pleasant outdoor handset with a few useful extras, and shortcomings

Guardian angel. Push-to-talk and Lone Worker Protection (LWS) are just a few of the functional benefits that RugGear has included on the RG655. The device looks relatively contemporary by outdoor smartphone standards, which makes a change. It is not all roses though, as we will discuss in the review below.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 5.5" | 196 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:53:30 +0200
LG Q60

82% LG Q60 Smartphone Review: Triple Camera Smartphone with Assistant Button

HD+ und DTS:X 3D on board. LG brings a triple camera in the middle class and with the Q60 in particular, puts multimedia applications in the foreground. The 19:9 screen and a good sound should be the main highlights, but the Google Assistant with integrated LG voice commands gets even greater importance. In our test we check how the interaction works.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.26" | 172 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 30 Jul 2019 16:23:19 +0200
Jul 29
Wiko View 3 Smartphone Review

81% Wiko View 3 Review: The affordable smartphone turns out as an endurance champion

XXL battery life with some compromises. According to Wiko, the View 3 is the first smartphone with a triple camera in the price range below 200 Euros (~$223). Find out in our review of the Wiko smartphone whether the endurance champion of the View 3 series deserves a recommendation.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.26" | 178 g
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:04:20 +0200
Asus ROG Strix Hero III G731GW Review - a colorful laptop with compromises

85% Asus ROG Strix Hero III G731GW Review - a colorful laptop with compromises

Bright lights, small flaws. Asus' new ROG Hero III G731GW packs tons of features, lots of lights, and a powerful RTX GPU into a well-built and well-designed chassis. A few annoyances make the G731GW fall short of perfection, but the overall package is excellent.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Sam Medley, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 10:08:20 +0200
Jul 28
Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH in Review: Mid-Range Gamer Makes Full Use of its Core i5

83% Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH in Review: Mid-Range Gamer Makes Full Use of its Core i5

Conspicuously subtle. Lenovo's mid-range gaming laptop is able to run all current PC games smoothly on its matte 17.3-inch screen (144 Hz, FHD, IPS), thanks to its Core i5-9300H processor and its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. A maintenance hatch allows users to easily swap the RAM and storage. The iGPU, which is disabled by default, can be enabled via the BIOS to improve battery life.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 15:07:24 +0200
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Smartphone Review: A turbocharged S10 with a cutting-edge addition

87% Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Smartphone Review: A turbocharged S10 with a cutting-edge addition

First! Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 5G at MWC 19, but it has taken a while to arrive in Europe. It is bigger, has more cameras and has a larger battery than its S10 siblings, but there are some trade-offs too. Samsung has not managed to eradicate the issues we had with the rest of the S10 series, either. Read on to find out more in this detailed review.
Samsung Exynos 9820 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.7" | 198 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 04:27:25 +0200
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint

More IdeaPad than ThinkPad? The ThinkBook series is Lenovo’s latest attempt at introducing a new brand upon the laptop market. The ThinkBooks are designed to excel in productive applications while offering a more modern design than their ThinkPad counterparts. Read on to find out whether Lenovo has achieved this with the ThinkBook 13s in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 04:22:26 +0200
Jul 26
Samsung Galaxy A20e Review: Top equipment at a budget price

82% Samsung Galaxy A20e Review: Top equipment at a budget price

A good deal. Spending a lot of money for a smartphone? It doesn't have to be like that, Samsung says, presenting its affordable entry-level Galaxy A20e for 179 Euros (~$199). It is able to score with astonishingly comprehensive equipment, offering an octa-core SoC, a dual camera, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual SIM, and VoLTE, among other things.
Samsung Exynos 7884B | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 5.8" | 141 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 15:50:44 +0200
Honor 20 Lite

85% Honor 20 Lite Review: Selfie Smartphone with GPU Turbo

Primary plus-AI triple-camera. Honor once again challenges the market by attacking the lower mid-range segment. At less than 300 Euros (~$334), buyers receive a triple-camera as the main shooter, a full 32 MP on the front, lots of storage space and a turbo mode for the GPU. In this review, we try to determine how well the Honor 20 Lite fares in practice.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.21" | 164 g
Mike Wobker, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:50:32 +0200
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Review: Known issues of the reference design

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Review: Known issues of the reference design

Navi vs. Turing. The 7-nm Navi 10 chip is more energy-efficient than Polaris and Vega chips. However, the cooling solution of the Radeon RX 5700 XT fails to impress in our review. The GPU performs as expected and is well-suited for 1440p gaming. In this review, we examine how the RX 5700 XT stacks up against Nvidia’s Turing-based GPUs.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop) | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 11:59:09 +0200
Smartphone Camera Comparison: Google Pixel 3a vs Samsung Galaxy A70 vs Xiaomi Mi 9T

Smartphone Camera Comparison: Pixel dominance in the midrange

One to rule them all. The Google Pixel 3a, Samsung Galaxy A70 and Xiaomi Mi 9T are all recent additions to an already crowded midrange, with them all boasting about their camera capabilities. Having recently reviewed all three, we thought it was about time to pit them against each other in a camera comparison test while comparing their results against some of the best flagships on the market.
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:21:32 +0200
AMD Radeon RX 5700 review: With 7 nm to success?

AMD Radeon RX 5700 review: With 7 nm to success?

Competitive thanks to Navi! That AMD has 7-nm graphics cards on the market is no big secret since the Radeon VII was the pioneer in the matter of 7 nm with AMD. With the Navi graphics cards, AMD is also now bringing the small manufacturing process to the upper mid-range of desktop graphics cards. But it's not only the structural width that's received a makeover because the GPU itself is based on a new architecture called RDNA. You can find out how well the AMD Radeon RX 5700 performed in our review.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop) | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:11:28 +0200
Jul 25
Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Great battles, high demands. Total War: Three Kingdoms pits you as one of twelve legendary warlords to unite a torn China under a new dynasty during an era of three empires. Do not underestimate the system requirements though, as the game’s graphically intensive battles push even the most powerful GPUs to their limits in UHD on the ultra preset.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:17:49 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Desktop GPU Review: In touching distance of the GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Desktop GPU Review: In touching distance of the GeForce RTX 2080

Is everything SUPER? NVIDIA is pitching its refreshed RTX line-up against AMD and its Navi series. In this review, we will take a closer look at the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition to see not only how it stacks up against other NVIDIA RTX cards but also the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:11:58 +0200
Oukitel K9

80% Oukitel K9 smartphone review: Gigantic smartphone at an affordable price

Gigantic Android phablet from China. The Oukitel K9 sets out to be one of the cheapest smartphones with a display size that goes beyond 7 inches. Alongside the large display, it also offers a big battery and an up-to-date Android Pie system. In which areas Oukitel cut corners with the K9 in the end, we will show in our review.
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 | PowerVR GE8320 | 7.12" | 232 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:36:03 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 WQHD Live Review: Still the reference among business laptops?

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 WQHD Live Review: Still the reference among business laptops?

Even slimmer and lighter, but the keyboard takes a step in the wrong direction. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo's flagship business laptop and primarily convinced us with its portable chassis in recent years, without sacrificing ports or performance. The 7th generation is even more compact and gets new display options. Is the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the WQHD screen as successful as the previous models or is the 2018 model the better choice? Update: Case, input devices, CPU Undervolting
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:59:55 +0200
HP Pavilion Gaming 17 Review: Finally, a Quiet Gaming Laptop

82% HP Pavilion Gaming 17 Review: Finally, a Quiet Gaming Laptop

A leaner Omen without the fluff. The Pavilion series isn't exactly home to HP's best laptops and yet the Pavilion Gaming 17 is one of the better gaming laptops we've seen from the manufacturer thus far. The system is surprisingly quiet and even sleek considering its price range.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:06:08 +0200
Jul 24
HP Omen 15 Review: affordable entry-level gamer with decent battery life

82% HP Omen 15 Review: affordable entry-level gamer with decent battery life

Well balanced. Thanks to its Core i5-9300H CPU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU the Omen 15 is capable of running all current games smoothly on its matte 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, and as a bonus it comes with an NVMe SSD and a decent battery life. If only the display was not so dim.
Intel Core i5-9300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 23:39:42 +0200
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Review: The entry-level GPU finally comes with 8 GB of VRAM

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Review: The entry-level GPU finally comes with 8 GB of VRAM

The better RTX 2060! Nvidia launched an improved generation of its RTX GPUs shortly before AMD released its Navi-based graphics cards. We have taken a closer look at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition. The decision to put 8 GB of VRAM into the RTX 2060S was definitely the right one, this much we can say for sure. To learn all the rest, read our review and take a look at the benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super | 32"
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:35:38 +0200
Honor Play smartphone screen repairs

Our Experience: Honor Play Smartphone Screen Repair by the Huawei Service Center

First world problem. Your phone falls and the display breaks. What now? We are testing the repair service of Huawei's service center with the help of an Honor Play. How much does the repair cost and how long does it take? Our experiences are detailed in the following. We can already reveal this much: Everything that could have gone wrong, did...
J. Simon Leitner, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 10:27:07 +0200
Xiaomi Mi 9T Smartphone Review: A midranger with record battery life

88% Xiaomi Mi 9T Smartphone Review: A midranger with record battery life

Mi 9 the third. After the Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE comes the Mi 9T, a device that takes the Mi 9 series in a different direction. The 9T has inherited many features from the Mi 9, but it distinguishes itself with its pop-up selfie camera, a 4,000 mAh battery and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Read on to find out how the 9T stacks up against its Mi 9 siblings.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.39" | 191 g
Manuel Masiero, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:25:27 +0200
Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

88% Apple MacBook Air 2018 (i5, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Better display and slow processor. Apple pretty much ignored its MacBook Air for a couple of years and there was much speculation about the end of the series. Now, we get a completely redesigned model including a modern display. Is it an alternative to the more-expensive MacBook Pro 13 for many users, or is it somewhat redundant? Update: Display measurements after the 400-nits update added
Intel Core i5-8210Y | Intel UHD Graphics 617 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:26:57 +0200
Jul 23
ScreenPad 2.0 Debut: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL Laptop Review

83% ScreenPad 2.0 Debut: Asus VivoBook S15 S532FL Laptop Review

A tale of two screens. Asus' second stab at a touchscreen-touchpad hybrid is head and shoulders above the first generation ScreenPad on last year's ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 in terms of usability and display quality. A few hurdles remain including the impact on battery life, grainy matte overlay, and poor viewing angles.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 23 Jul 2019 00:32:12 +0200
Jul 21
A true all-rounder: MSI PS63 Modern 8SC Laptop in Review

87% A true all-rounder: MSI PS63 Modern 8SC Laptop in Review

Jack of all trades. The MSI PS63 Modern 8SC is aimed at content creators and multimedia users, who are looking for a sleek, lightweight, and compact notebook with a lot of performance and a long-lasting battery. In this review, we are trying to determine whether this 15-inch system is able to deliver on all of these promises.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Florian Glaser, Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:48:13 +0200
Jul 19
Samsung Galaxy A80

87% Samsung Galaxy A80 Smartphone Review – A winner with a rotating camera?

Camera magic. 650 Euros (~$730) is a lot of money. With the Galaxy A80, Samsung delivers a high-end smartphone with a rotating camera and a front without a notch for this amount. Let's see whether the A80 offers sufficient value for the high price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.7" | 220 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:23:36 +0200
An LED Light Show: Asus ROG Strix G GL731GU Laptop Review

87% An LED Light Show: Asus ROG Strix G GL731GU Laptop Review

Flashy. Asus' latest upper mid-range gaming laptop is big on performance and visual flare, but it misses the mark when it comes to serviceability. The unique LED lights shouldn't come at the expense of features that users would have otherwise had.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:09:03 +0200
Jul 17
Schenker XMG Core 17 (Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 144-Hz Display) Tongfang GK7CP6R Laptop Review

87% Schenker XMG Core 17 (Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 144-Hz Display) Tongfang GK7CP6R Laptop Review

Unassuming gamer. The hardware of the Schenker XMG Core 17 brings all the current games smoothly to the matte 17.3-inch screen (144 Hz, FHD, IPS). This notebook can be configured very individually. For example, it offers space for up to three storage units (2x M.2-2280, 1x 2.5 in) and can handle up to 64 GB of working memory. In addition, the BIOS allows undervolting of the CPU and iGPU. While the notebook does not show any huge weaknesses, we could complain about the lack of a Thunderbolt-3 port.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:54:54 +0200
Jul 16
Thin is in: MSI GF75 Thin 9SC Laptop Review

81% Thin is in: MSI GF75 Thin 9SC Laptop Review

$1200 for a GeForce GTX 1650. While the GTX 1650 is an excellent upgrade over the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti, we can't say the same about the Core i7-9750H over the Core i7-8750H. Be prepared to spend $1200 for a budget gaming laptop with the performance level of an older GTX 1060.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:09:03 +0200
Amazon Fire 7 (2019)

78% Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Review: A small update for the affordable tablet

Affordable and made for simple needs. After two years Amazon has given its Fire 7 a small hardware update. Not only the SoC has been improved; the manufacturer has also jazzed up the front camera. But buyers shouldn't expect too much. Find out how the Amazon Fire (2019) fares among its competition in our review.
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 7" | 286 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:46:56 +0200
Jul 15
LG G8S ThinQ

85% LG G8S ThinQ Smartphone Review: Innovative or outdated?

A notch too far. The LG G8S ThinQ has arrived late to the party, but it still brings a flagship SoC, a large OLED display, a ToF camera and a 3,550 mAh battery. The G8S ThinQ may have fancy camera tech, but it is otherwise a fairly run-of-the-mill flagship. However, read on to find out why we still think highly of LG’s latest attempt to disrupt the established order.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.2" | 181 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:11:09 +0200
Jul 12
Apple iPod Touch 2019 (7th generation)

Apple iPod Touch 2019 Review: A music player for gamers

Still not grown up. The iPod was an important milestone on Apple's road to success with iTunes, but now all but the iPod Touch have been removed from sale. The anachronism is now in its 7th generation, but it can play more than just music.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 4" | 88 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:10:52 +0200
Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL): Reviewing the King of Stamina

86% Asus ZenFone 6 (ZS630KL): Reviewing the King of Stamina

Back to the basics. The previous year's model was already a solid budget flagship phone - even if the actual release took some time. Now, it's successor is here, offering powerful technological advancements, an innovative flip camera and a large battery. We will ascertain whether or not this is sufficient in the following test.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.4" | 190 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:29:41 +0200
Jul 11
Lenovo ThinkPad E595 laptop review: AMD laptop better than its Intel counterpart?

88% Lenovo ThinkPad E595 laptop review: AMD laptop better than its Intel counterpart?

Well-rounded package Lenovo currently has two variants of the ThinkPad E590 in its product range; both use Intel CPUs, but one has a dedicated AMD graphics card, while the other comes with integrated Intel UHD graphics. With the E595, Lenovo has now completely opted for AMD for the CPU and GPU. In addition, the manufacturer has improved on some points of criticism. Will the E595 become the best ThinkPad E?
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Christian Hintze, Thu, 11 Jul 2019 23:47:32 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T590 business laptop review: Large & lightweight, but bad screen

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T590 business laptop review: Large & lightweight, but bad screen

Forsaken by the screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad T590 is a larger version of the popular ThinkPad T490. The bigger chassis offers some advantages and the ThinkPad T590 is the lightest 15.6-inch ThinkPad of the T series so far. Unfortunately, it is worse than its smaller sister model in one key aspect.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:36:55 +0200
Lenovo Flex 14 (2019, Core i5-8265U) Laptop Review - An average convertible at a good price

83% Lenovo Flex 14 (2019, Core i5-8265U) Laptop Review - An average convertible at a good price

Middle-of-the-road. The 2019 model Lenovo Flex 14 offers a decent amount of performance considering its USD $800 price tag. While it fails to stand out in any meaningful way, it is still an overall good bang-for-the-buck convertible.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sam Medley, Thu, 11 Jul 2019 10:05:20 +0200
Jul 10
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Laptop Review: AMD or Intel? Lenovo gives consumers the choice and we compare both

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Laptop Review: AMD or Intel? Lenovo gives consumers the choice and we compare both

An understated multimedia laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 promises to be a compact 14-inch multimedia laptop. The device should have good battery life too, although there are some noticeable differences between the AMD and Intel models. We have both in for review to see which variant should be more worthy of your consideration. Read on to find out how the two models fare against each other and other comparable laptops in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 10 Jul 2019 22:30:05 +0200
Google Pixel 3a Smartphone Review

80% A Nexus-style Pixel smartphone: Google Pixel 3a Review

Surprisingly good. The Pixel 3a ties in with the virtues of the Google Nexus devices of the past: It is compact, offers good performance and it is affordable. But there is one important difference between the Google Pixel 3a and the old Nexus smartphones. Find out what it is in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 5.6" | 147 g
Marcus Herbrich, Wed, 10 Jul 2019 16:18:54 +0200
Jul 8
A 4K Laptop For $440: Chuwi LapBook Plus Review

72% A 4K Laptop For $440: Chuwi LapBook Plus Review

What could go wrong? It's got the looks of a $1000 Ultrabook but with the performance of a $100 netbook. There's a good reason why you don't see many Intel Atom laptops with 4K UHD displays in the market; they are an imbalanced pairing.
Intel Atom x7-E3950 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 15.6" | 1.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:15:08 +0200
Jul 5
Sony Xperia 1

85% Sony Xperia 1 Smartphone Review: It takes more than just a fancy display to challenge established flagships

A cinema in your pocket? Sony presents the Xperia 1 as being the first smartphone with a 4K and HDR OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Cinema ready? Well, there is more to the Xperia 1 than that. The Xperia 1 is a great smartphone, but it may only be ideal for a few people. Read on to find out why.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.5" | 178 g
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:32:14 +0200
ZTE Blade V10 Vita: Short review of the low-radiation smartphone

80% ZTE Blade V10 Vita: Short review of the low-radiation smartphone

Affordable with an exotic SoC. The smaller sibling of the Blade V10 is priced significantly below 180 Euros (~$203), offers a large display, good storage equipment, and the current Android 9.0 Pie, but makes some compromises in terms of the camera.
UNISOC SC9863A | PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322 | 6.26" | 153 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 05 Jul 2019 17:08:44 +0200
Jul 4
Report: Swollen battery replacement for the Dell XPS 13 with Dell NBD Premium Support

Report: Swollen battery replacement for the Dell XPS 13 with Dell NBD Premium Support

Fortunate. A swollen laptop battery will be frustrating regardless of when it happens, but especially outside of warranty. Thankfully, extended warranty services can mitigate having to pay for an expensive repair, which is what we experienced with our Dell XPS 13 9350. Read on to find out how the company’s premium on-site support service resolved a swollen battery and its knock-on effects.
J. Simon Leitner, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 13:27:07 +0200
League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Runs and runs and runs...smoothly. The free-to-play MOBA, which saw the light of day almost 10 years ago and broke the 100-million-player mark in 2016, still remains very low-maintenance in 2019. Smoothly playable across the graphics card landscape of recent years, League of Legends also delights gamers with older hardware. However, one can't expect much in terms of graphics quality in such games.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:37:24 +0200
No Intel Required: Asus TUF FX505DT Laptop Review with Ryzen 7 and GeForce GTX 1650

80% No Intel Required: Asus TUF FX505DT Laptop Review with Ryzen 7 and GeForce GTX 1650

An Intel Core i5 alternative. As it turns out, mid-range Nvidia GPUs pair very well with AMD's latest Ryzen H-series of CPUs. Asus is doubling down on even more Intel-less gaming laptops that gamers on tight budgets ought to consider.
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:30:21 +0200
Jul 3
ZTE Axon 10 Pro

85% ZTE Axon 10 Pro Smartphone Review: The flagship killer from China

Also available with 5G. ZTE pitches the Axon 10 Pro against modern flagships like the P30 Pro, especially in regard to design. The Chinese manufacturer has included an in-screen fingerprint scanner and 48 MP dual rear-facing cameras, but it has scrimped on many of the other flashy features adorning high-end handsets. Read on in this detailed review to find out how this 600-Euro (~US$678) supposed flagship killer performs in our tests.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.47" | 178 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 03 Jul 2019 21:11:23 +0200
Jul 2
Eurocom Nightsky RX17 (Clevo PB71RF) Laptop Review

87% Eurocom Nightsky RX17 (Clevo PB71RF) Laptop Review

A Clevo that's difficult to service. The mid-size Nightsky RX17 offers high-end gaming performance as one would expect from a Eurocom product. Unfortunately, it drops the one feature that makes other Eurocom gaming laptops so appealing to enthusiasts and tinkerers.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:22:39 +0200
HTC Desire 12s

78% HTC Desire 12s Review: Striped Smartphone

Courageous update? HTC, one of the pioneers of the smartphone era, seems to be falling into oblivion more and more with each passing year. At least the Taiwanese manufacturer has now updated its mid-range line-up and introduced the HTC Desire 12s, a smartphone for around $200. Is it enough to rekindle our interest?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.7" | 150 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 01:21:19 +0200
Jun 30
Lenovo IdeaPad S940 Laptop Review: Slimmer, Lighter, Sleeker

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S940 Laptop Review: Slimmer, Lighter, Sleeker

Slimmer, lighter, sleeker. The quest for the sleekest and most portable laptop continues unabated with Lenovo’s IdeaPad S940, easily one of the most attractive machines we’ve seen to date. With a dazzling 4K HDR display, Dolby Atmos audio, a Core i7 CPU, and a tiny footprint, is this $2,000 work of art the one to beat?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Steve Schardein, Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:30:38 +0200
Jun 29
HP Envy x360 13 Convertible Review: Display highlight with AMD Ryzen support

84% HP Envy x360 13 Convertible Review: Display highlight with AMD Ryzen support

A convertible with an AMD APU! The HP Envy x360 uses an AMD processor and at the same time has to struggle with the known prejudices against bad displays. However, we can quickly discard this argument, since not only does the 13.3-inch display offer an excellent brightness at 675 cd/m², but it also offers 120 Hz. Find out in our detailed review whether the performance of the SoC is able to stand up to Intel.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Sebastian Bade, Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:24:43 +0200
Jun 28
MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG Laptop Review: A slim and powerful gaming laptop with good battery life

84% MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG Laptop Review: A slim and powerful gaming laptop with good battery life

Slender gamer. The sleek MSI GS75 Stealth 9SG handles all modern triple-A games with ease thanks to its Core i7-9750H processor and GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. The 17.3-inch device has good battery life too, lasting longer between charges than even some office laptops.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 19:45:27 +0200
Jun 27
ZTE Blade V10

84% ZTE Blade V10 Smartphone Review: Chinese smartphone offers great selfie camera

Mid-range phone with a lot of features. The Blade V10 replaces the Blade V9. ZTE has decided to build on the predecessor's strengths and is offering a lot of features for an affordable price. And it is not only the 32-MP front camera that looks promising. We will take a look at what potential buyers can expect from this affordable mid-range device in our review.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 156 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 27 Jun 2019 14:29:44 +0200
Jun 26
Nokia 3.2

79% Nokia 3.2 Smartphone Review: An Android One smartphone without Android One

Big plans. The Nokia 3.2 brings a large IPS display, a modern design and Google Assistant integration to the party to outdo other budget smartphones. Android One makes the device an attractive option, but will its lack of a fingerprint sensor prove to be a deal breaker? Read on in this detailed review to find out.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 | Qualcomm Adreno 504 | 6.26" | 181 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:14:11 +0200
Dell Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X390 Yoga Alternative

87% Dell Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1 Convertible Review: A ThinkPad X390 Yoga Alternative

Daily workhorse for travelers. For a 13.3-inch business convertible, it nails all the right wireless connectivity features including optional Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and LTE-A. However, it's still a tad on the heavy side when compared to other convertible subnotebooks in its size class.
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 26 Jun 2019 17:36:57 +0200
A Truly Portable 15-inch Monitor: Odake BladeX Pro 4K UHD Review

A Truly Portable 15-inch Monitor: Odake BladeX Pro 4K UHD Review

Incredibly useful. There's almost no excuse to not have a secondary display anymore. The Odake BladeX makes adding a display even easier no matter where you might need it including at the office, on the couch, or even on the plane.
15.6" | 853 g
Allen Ngo, Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:17:00 +0200
Jun 25
HP Omen 15-dc1303ng

86% HP Omen 15 Laptop Review: GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q and 144 Hz gaming

RTX 2070 Max-Q and hexa-core 144 Hz gaming. The Omen 15 may look like its predecessor, but HP has overhauled its internals. A hexa-core CPU and cutting-edge GPU should make better use of the 144 Hz panel than the hardware in the last Omen 15 we reviewed did, although single-channel RAM may hinder performance slightly. Read on to find out what the Core i7-8750H and RTX 2070 Max-Q bring to the table.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:51:03 +0200
Nokia 4.2

81% Nokia 4.2 Review: An affordable smartphone with a Google Assistant button

A modern design. The Nokia 4.2 follows the current design trend with small bezels and a small notch. Added are an affordable price and the current Android Pie. In our review, we evaluate what else buyers of the smartphone with a dedicated Assistant key can expect.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.71" | 161 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:29:56 +0200
Jun 24
OnePlus smartphones compared: OnePlus 7 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 6T

All current OnePlus smartphones compared: OnePlus 7 Pro vs. OnePlus 7 vs. OnePlus 6T

Which is the best OnePlus phone? Is an upgrade from the OnePlus 6T to the OnePlus 7 worth it? How big are the differences between the OnePlus 7 smartphones? For whom is the OnePlus 7 Pro the better choice despite the price premium? In our in-depth comparison review, we'll explore the essential everyday-use differences between the OnePlus smartphones.
Marcus Herbrich, Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:27:26 +0200
LG K40

82% LG K40 Smartphone Review: A cheery and affordable handset

Flashes of brilliance. The LG K40 is an affordable smartphone that includes a few tricks, such as DTS-X sound support. However, has the South Korean manufacturer focussed too much on flashy features and forgotten to get the basics right? Our rigorous tests will reveal all in this detailed review.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 5.7" | 145 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:38:08 +0200
MSI WS75 Review: Thin 17-inch workstation with powerful GPU

87% MSI WS75 Review: Thin 17-inch workstation with powerful GPU

17-inchers are "in" again! With the WS75, MSI presents a very thin workstation with a 17-inch screen. Despite the thin chassis, already familiar from the GS75 gaming laptop, it also features the brand new Quadro RTX GPUs from Nvidia. Is the WS75 a feasible alternative to the 'heavies' from Dell, HP and Lenovo?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:00:31 +0200
Jun 23
Dell Vostro 15-5581 Laptop Review: An office laptop with an MX130 for some light gaming

81% Dell Vostro 15-5581 Laptop Review: An office laptop with an MX130 for some light gaming

Start-up laptop. The Vostro name has been the moniker of Dell's series of budget laptops for years. The company has given the old workhorse a hardware upgrade and ironed out some of the kinks, but some questionable decisions remain.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Nino Ricchizzi, Sun, 23 Jun 2019 23:35:44 +0200
Jun 22
Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR Laptop Review: A powerful Ryzen 5 2500U laptop paired with disappointing battery life

82% Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR Laptop Review: A powerful Ryzen 5 2500U laptop paired with disappointing battery life

Little stamina. The IdeaPad 330s-15ARR scores well with its Ryzen 5-2500U APU, fast NVMe SSD, and dual-channel RAM. Its dim and poor battery life inhibit what is a good laptop though.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 22 Jun 2019 19:13:49 +0200
LG X power3

79% LG X power3 Smartphone Review – retro design and a large battery

Throwback with long battery life. The particularly large battery and long battery runtimes are the LG X power3's main selling points. It can offer several improvements compared to its predecessor, but its design remains the same as two years ago. Will this be enough to deserve our recommendation? Find out in our review.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 171 g
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 22 Jun 2019 17:34:26 +0200
MSI GT76 9SG Laptop Review: The Titan of Gaming Laptops

86% MSI GT76 9SG Laptop Review: The Titan of Gaming Laptops

Designed for power. The brand-new GT76 Titan DT from MSI should be especially attractive to passionate gamers who can live with a heavy and huge chassis. Thanks to the Core i9-9900K and the GeForce RTX 2080, the 17-inch notebook offers plenty of power for modern games.
Intel Core i9-9900K | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.2 kg
Florian Glaser, Sat, 22 Jun 2019 09:31:02 +0200
Jun 21
Motorola One Vision

85% Motorola One Vision Review: Cinema smartphone with a strong camera

Mobile cinema screen. The Motorola One Vision follows on from last year's Moto One and aims to set new standards with an updated display and improved camera. What was good, stays - at least that is what the manufacturer indicates, keeping the "Android One" name. Is this a good mixture?
Samsung Exynos 9609 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 181 g
Stefan Schomberg, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:08:21 +0200
So much better than before: Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop Review

88% So much better than before: Razer Blade Pro 17 Laptop Review

The gold standard for ultrathin 17-inch gaming laptops. It may have took Razer a few tries, but they've finally crafted a nearly perfect Blade laptop and one of the best gaming laptops for its size category. This latest Blade Pro iteration drops the inessential features of previous generations for a lighter, smaller, more efficient, and more streamlined gaming experience that everyone — and not just Razer fans — can appreciate.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:07:11 +0200
Gigaset Heating Pack Review: Efficient smart home heating

Gigaset Heating Pack Review: Efficient smart home heating

Desired temperature - Gigaset originally developed its smart home system for apartments, but it has now been expanded to thermostats. These can often prove useful in changeable summer weather conditions, allowing you to change the room temperature quickly and save money too. Read on to find out our thoughts on the Gigaset Heating Pack.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:15:09 +0200
Nubia Red Magic 3

87% Nubia Red Magic 3 Smartphone Review: 8K videos and active cooling

Stay cool! Nubia wants the Red Magic 3 to be an extraordinary gaming phone and it has done its best to achieve that lofty aim. The company has included an active cooling solution, and the ability to shoot 8K videos, both of which are firsts for the smartphones that have visited our test lab. Read on to find out whether this affordable gaming smartphone can live up to its lofty expectations in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.65" | 215 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:14:22 +0200
Oukitel C15 Pro

74% Oukitel C15 Pro Smartphone Review: A weak budget handset with a bright display

Bargain basement The sub-€100 (~$112) Oukitel C15 Pro surprised with its bright IPS display. Read on to find out whether this budget smartphone has more to offer than its nice-looking screen.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 174 g
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:32:36 +0200
Dell Latitude 3590 review: Office laptop with major flaws

80% Dell Latitude 3590 review: Office laptop with major flaws

Not even close, definitely no cigar. Dell has introduced its newest incarnation of their office and business series 3000 to the market, and adds some new issues to the already well-known weak points of this range. Not only is the screen an issue with this latest version, which we would be unhappy with in a 400-Euro (~$456) budget laptop, but also other issues on the technical side. Aside from this, it has very good battery life. UPDATE 08.07.2019: The new BIOS version 1.9.8 changes thermal and fan levels with positive results.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Sven Kloevekorn, Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:29:20 +0200
Jun 20
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop Review: A business laptop with long battery life and an iGPU

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop Review: A business laptop with long battery life and an iGPU

Better without NVIDIA? We are already well acquainted with the ThinkPad T490, having reviewed the model with an NVIDIA GPU only last month. Now it is time for the model with only an Intel GPU to be subjected to our tests, but how will it perform in the absence of a dedicated GPU? Read on in our detailed review to find out.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:24:31 +0200
Jun 19
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD

85% Review of the MSI GP75 Leopard 9SD: Low-priced Gaming Laptop with a 144 Hz Panel

Notebook for 1080p gamers. The MSI GP75 Leopard promises to deliver a good gaming performance at a budget price. With the hardware that the MSI GP75 offers, all modern titles should be playable in Full HD at the very least. We reveal in the following review what gamers who are not interested in 4K gaming, can expect from the MSI GP75 Leopard.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:27:16 +0200
Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Realme 3 Smartphone Hands-on Review — Helio P70 mid-ranger for not-so-deep pockets

Third time's the charm? The Realme 3 comes within six months of the launch of the popular Realme 2 with an aim to correct some of the deficiencies of its older cousin while offering an updated design, new software, and beefed-up internals. The Realme 3 offers excellent value in the sub-₹10,000 (~US$150) market but is not without rivals. For all its niceties under the hood, can the Realme 3 really rise above the competition? Our hands-on review seeks to answer just that.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.22" | 175 g
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:37:04 +0200
Jun 18
Vivo IQOO

87% Vivo IQOO Smartphone Review

A cheap gaming smartphone with a few tricks up its sleeve. Vivo is back, and this time it has brought an affordable gaming smartphone to market. The IQOO has vapour chamber cooling, touch-sensitive shoulder buttons and an engrossing 6.41-inch AMOLED display. Vivo has included a Snapdragon 855 SoC too, which should help it keep pace with modern flagships. Read on to find out if the Vivo IQOO can live up to expectations.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.41" | 196 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:41:20 +0200
Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

78% Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

Master of throttling. Dell's entry-level Inspiron series is also available with AMD processors. Unfortunately, the Ryzen 3 2300U's CPU was badly restricted and unable to unleash its full potential, and Dell's cooling solution was running almost at its limit. Nevertheless, even a severely limited Ryzen can have its upsides, as our test shows.
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Christian Hintze, Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:49:29 +0200
Dell G7 17 7790 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Dell G7 17 7790 (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Now with blue heat pipes. The latest mid-range gaming laptop from Dell incorporates features from both the entry-level G3 series and the higher-end Alienware series. Even so, the system is relatively heavy and even heavier than the 17.3-inch Alienware m17 by several hundred grams.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:31:25 +0200
Huawei P Smart Z Smartphone Review

84% Huawei P Smart Z Review: Mid-range smartphone with a pop-up camera

Small bezels and a lot of display. The pop-up camera has arrived in the mid-range. The P Smart Z from Huawei combines premium features such as the pop-up camera with a price in the mid-range segment. However, the implementation of the Huawei smartphones is not always successful and still leaves room for improvements.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.59" | 197 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:04:45 +0200
Jun 17
Gigabyte Aorus 15-SA (Core i7-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti, 144 Hz FHD) Laptop Review

86% Gigabyte Aorus 15-SA (Core i7-9750H, GTX 1660 Ti, 144 Hz FHD) Laptop Review

An all-round gamer. The Gigabyte Aorus 15-SA handles all modern triple-A games with ease thanks to its Core i7-9750H processor, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU and 16 GB RAM. Gigabyte complements this with a 512 GB NVMe SSD and a 15.6-inch 144 Hz IPS panel. However, the latter has low maximum brightness, while the 15-SA suffers from poor battery life and lacks ports like Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:22:51 +0200
Review of the HP 14: Ryzen 7 3700U-based Laptop with an Engaged Handbrake

82% Review of the HP 14: Ryzen 7 3700U-based Laptop with an Engaged Handbrake

Slowed down. HP’s 14-inch notebook features very good hardware: Ryzen 7 3700U, 8 GB of RAM (running in dual-channel mode), SSD+HDD, and a matte IPS screen. Moreover, the laptop also offers passable battery runtimes and operates very quietly or even completely silently.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:34:01 +0200
Chuwi AeroBook (2019) Laptop Review: A crowdfunded compact Ultrabook

80% Chuwi AeroBook (2019) Laptop Review: A crowdfunded compact Ultrabook

MacBook, made in China. Chuwi's latest laptop is the product of a successful IndieGoGo campaign. While the package is wrapped in a nice shell, the AeroBook ultimately falls short of other compact notebooks. This is largely in part to its outdated 6th-generation Core m3 CPU.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Sam Medley, Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:07:45 +0200
Jun 15
Huawei Y5 2019

80% Huawei Y5 2019 Smartphone Review: Better than last year

Fake leather – real qualities. Buyers have always had to shell out slightly more than 100 Euros (~$113) for the Huawei Y5, and they should know that they cannot expect a performance miracle for this. This year, they will get a display with a notch, an optional faux-leather finish, and improved cameras. Find out in our review, why the improvement really make this a better device.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 5.71" | 146 g
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:33:06 +0200
Samsung Galaxy A70: Mid-Range Giant in Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A70: Mid-Range Giant in Review

Full-blown attack. 32 MP triple-camera, 128 GB of internal storage, a 4,500 mAh battery, and a 6.7-inch display - Samsung is about to redefine the mid-range smartphone with its latest Galaxy A70 that can almost be mistaken for a high-end candidate. Find out in our review whether the sub-$400 smartphone is worth buying or not.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 | Qualcomm Adreno 612 | 6.7" | 183 g
Manuel Masiero, Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:53:48 +0200
Jun 14
Alienware m15 P79F (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, OLED) Review

85% Alienware m15 P79F (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, OLED) Review

OLED comeback. OLED is amazing, but it's not the holy grail of display technologies. A few key disadvantages outside of the pricier MSRP mean there are still good reasons to choose IPS depending on your usage scenario.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:06:27 +0200
Oppo R17 Pro Smartphone Hands-on Review

Oppo R17 Pro Smartphone Hands-on Review

Knight in radiant armor with a few flaws. The Oppo R17 Pro tries to combine suave aesthetics with flagship-grade performance. With a launch price close to ₹45,990 (~US$660), the R17 Pro didn't find too many takers. Now, with a more reasonable pricing and several software updates to iron out some wrinkles, the R17 Pro is still a leading contender in the upper mid-range segment. Does the R17 Pro have what it takes to outclass other Snapdragon 710 phones or is there still work to be done? We aim to find out just that.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6.4" | 183 g
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:46:56 +0200
Jun 13
Camera test: Xiaomi Mi 9 v. Huawei P30 Pro v. OnePlus 7 Pro v. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. OnePlus 7 Pro courtesy of Trading Shenzhen.

OnePlus Flagship Smartphone Camera Test: OnePlus 7 Pro v. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus v. Xiaomi Mi 9 v. Huawei P30 Pro

How good, or rather how bad, is the OnePlus 7 Pro's camera really? We decided to compare the OnePlus 7 Pro with the latest camera patch installed on the current crème de la crème of Android smartphone photography. Find out whether or not the OnePlus 7 Pro's latest camera patch is capable of catapulting the OnePlus 7 Pro right to the top in our review.
Marcus Herbrich, Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:28:45 +0200
Jun 12
Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

83% Dell Latitude 3390 (Core i5-8250U, Full HD, 256 GB SSD) Convertible Review

Solid convertible! The Dell Latitude 3390 is a compact 13.3-inch convertible laptop that offers decent performance but poor battery life. Read on to find out how the Latitude 3390 shapes up elsewhere in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 22:43:30 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IWL

85% Lenovo IdeaPad S340 (i7-8565U, MX230) Laptop Review

Solid companion. In its current incarnation, the IdeaPad S340 presents itself with an attractive design and good hardware equipment. The optional dedicated MX graphics unit is a nice equipment feature that offers a bit more graphics performance. In this review, we evaluate how the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 with Nvidia GeForce MX230 turns out.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX230 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:17:26 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga (i7, FHD) Convertible Review

A quick-change artist in pinstripes. For the first time since 2015 Lenovo has developed a new case for its business-oriented ThinkPad Yoga convertible. The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga is slimmer than its predecessor and offers improved CPU performance. However, the convertible lacks several features available in the normal ThinkPad X390. We have done an in-depth review of the convertible laptop with an Intel Whiskey Lake processor.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:19:22 +0200
OnePlus 7

85% OnePlus 7 Smartphone: Phone with dual-camera setup in review

It's not easy... The OnePlus 7 isn't the only smartphone in its model generation anymore, but it still has the right to play an important role in the upper tier. The exterior design has barely changed compared to the OnePlus 6T. Will this help? We'll find out in this review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.41" | 182 g
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 12 Jun 2019 03:44:41 +0200
Jun 11
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Multifunctional. Lenovo's Yoga 530-14ARR offers a Ryzen 7 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger-touch input the IPS touchscreen also supports Lenovo's Active Pen.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 11 Jun 2019 21:40:05 +0200
Jun 10
Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

73% Acer Aspire 1 A114-32 (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, FHD) Laptop Review

Unable to excel. Acer's 14-incher offers a matte Full HD display, a Pentium Silver N5000 processor and silent operation. Battery life is average at best. A device like the Aspire should offer more in this regard.
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 | Intel UHD Graphics 605 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:44:49 +0200
Jun 9
Asura Genesis Xtreme M.2 NVMe SSD vs. Samsung SSD 970 Pro

Asura Genesis Xtreme M.2 NVMe SSD vs. Samsung SSD 970 Pro

Heat Sink and LED all-in-one. The Asura SSD is a high-performance storage drive designed for desktop PC builders looking for more visual flare out of their machines. It's also one of the first NVMe SSDs to incorporate a casing that doubles as LED lighting and a heat sink.
Intel Core i7-8559U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 | | 683 g
Allen Ngo, Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:47:00 +0200
Jun 7
MSI GS65 Stealth 9SG (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS65 Stealth 9SG (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Now with a super-wide clickpad. MSI has refreshed its eye-catching GS65 with faster graphics, faster processors, faster refresh rate, and an enlarged touchpad for more comfortable use. At $3000, however, we wouldn't expect anything less.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 07 Jun 2019 17:28:45 +0200
NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Router Review

NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Router Review

Mobile Router - The Nighthawk M1 is a little more expensive and larger than other mobile hotspots, but it offers a lot for the money. The device is simple to set-up, has fast LTE connectivity, numerous ports and can connect to up to 20 devices. Read on to find out how the Nighthawk M1 performs in our tests.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:49:13 +0200
HP Chromebook 14 G5 (Celeron N3350, 32 GB eMMC, 4 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

82% HP Chromebook 14 G5 (Celeron N3350, 32 GB eMMC, 4 GB RAM, FHD) Laptop Review

An austere Chromebook with great battery life The HP Chromebook 14 G5 runs silently and has excellent battery life. The device has Google Play Store integration too, but how does it shape up against other Chromebooks? Read on to find out in this short review.
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:57:37 +0200
Jun 5
CUK Model Z (i7 9750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Tongfang GK5CQ7Z Laptop Review

87% CUK Model Z (i7 9750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Tongfang GK5CQ7Z Laptop Review

Simple name, enthusiast performer. The Model Z integrates almost everything you'd want from a thin gaming laptop including the latest Intel 9th gen CPU, GeFoce RTX GPU, 144 Hz narrow bezel display, easy serviceability, and even a per-key RGB mechanical keyboard all for under $2000 USD. Just don't expect long battery life or very quiet fans.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 05 Jun 2019 06:14:41 +0200
Wiko View 3 Pro

84% Wiko View 3 Pro Smartphone Review

AI and triple-camera setup. Wiko is trying to significantly lower the price limit for smartphones with a triple-camera setup. At the same time, it is relying on many AI functions, a large amount of storage and an attractive design. In our review we will reveal what else the Wiko View 3 Pro offers for around 300 Euros (~$338).
Mediatek Helio P60 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 6.3" | 184 g
Mike Wobker, Wed, 05 Jun 2019 05:18:08 +0200
Jun 4
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

91% Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.9 GHz i9, Vega 20) Laptop Review

Are the i9 and Vega 20 good upgrades? Besides the regular Radeon Pro chips, Apple also offers its MacBook Pro 15 with the professional AMD Pro Vega graphics adapters. We review the top model with the Intel Core i9 and the Radeon Vega 20 Pro.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 22:32:24 +0200
ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW

86% ASUS ROG Strix SCAR III G531GW (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

RGB inspiration. ASUS is focusing on more than just RGB lighting with the third incarnation of its ROG Strix Scar. The company has also included a nice security feature called Keystone along with a host of powerful hardware. The G531GW offers plenty on paper, but can it meet expectations?
Intel Core i9-9880H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 17:41:45 +0200
MSI P65 Creator 9SF-657

89% MSI P65 Creator 9SF (i9-9880H, RTX2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

For creatives who need performance. The MSI P65 Creator is directed at content creators who need a notebook with a lot of hardware power. But gamers will be equally pleased with this device thanks to the included RTX graphics card - particularly since it comes in a simpler design than most gaming devices. Find out what else the MSI P65 9SF has to offer in our review.
Intel Core i9-9880H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Mike Wobker, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:30:39 +0200
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

87% Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 (i7-8665U) Convertible Review

Hot contender. Dell’s premium business models have never been more XPS-like, but with the sweeping changes come significant challenges. With its Core i7-8665U CPU, 16 GB RAM, and NVMe SSD, the $2,800 Latitude 7400 2-in-1 certainly isn’t slow, but can it take the heat? Let’s find out. Update: i5 version is a better match for the cooling solution
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Steve Schardein, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:18:48 +0200
Jun 3
Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

78% Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A co-production from AMD and Nvidia. The hardware spec, comprised of a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, is able to fluidly play all modern and current games on its 17.3-inch, full HD IPS display. The laptop has comparatively low energy consumption and only gets moderately warm. In its favour are also an NVMe SSD, an additional HDD and very good battery life. Not so good is the somewhat miserly connectivity included.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:53:13 +0200
Huawei MateBook 13

86% Huawei MateBook 13 (i7, UHD Graphics 620) Laptop Review

Elegant subnotebook. The most powerful configuration of the MateBook 13 cut a fine figure in our review. Those who do not need a dedicated graphics card can get the Huawei subnotebook for a bit cheaper. In this review, we shall reveal what users can expect from the lower-priced version that does not have a dedicated GPU.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13" | 1.3 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:19:34 +0200
May 31
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Tablet Review

84% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) Tablet Review

Rejuvenation - It has been over two years since Samsung last upgraded its 10-inch entry-level Galaxy Tab A tablet. An update was necessary, especially regarding software. Read on to find out how the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 performs in our tests and whether it is a worthwhile upgrade over the Galaxy Tab A 10.5.
Samsung Exynos 7904 | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 10.1" | 460 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 31 May 2019 21:28:24 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Successful work horse. The ThinkPad E490 scores with a quiet or silent operation, very good input devices, simple maintenance options, and a long battery life. In addition, the device stands out with a good price-performance ratio. The test unit that was made available to us can be purchased for slightly more than 700 Euros (~$780; currently $678 in the US for a similar model).
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 31 May 2019 18:00:56 +0200
May 30
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. The Zephyrus G GA502DU wants to redefine what a budget gaming laptop should be. Its rare pairing of an AMD H-series CPU with an Nvidia GeForce Max-Q GPU is something we wish could have happened years ago. It offers a superbly balanced gaming experience at 1080p30 or 1080p60 in a chassis the size of a flashy flagship all at an affordable price.
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 30 May 2019 07:47:40 +0200
May 29
Honor 8A

79% Honor 8A Smartphone Review

No mama's boy. Big display with a waterdrop notch, sleek design, efficient processor, and a light-sensitive camera are the Honor 8A's pros according to the manufacturer. Considering the device's low price this sounds almost too good to be true, or does it?
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.09" | 150 g
Stefan Schomberg, Wed, 29 May 2019 21:51:28 +0200
True wireless in-ear headphones Review: Huawei FreeBuds Lite vs. Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro

True wireless in-ear headphones Review: Huawei FreeBuds Lite vs. Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro

The Apple AirPods brought wireless earbuds into the mainstream, and many other OEMs have been looking to profit off the back of that success. We take a look at the Huawei FreeBuds Lite and Xiaomi Mi AirDots Pro to see how they shape up.
Marcus Herbrich, Wed, 29 May 2019 16:30:39 +0200
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-768V

86% Acer Swift 3 SF314 (i7-8565U, MX250) Laptop Review

Small and light with an MX250. Acer promises buyers of the Swift 3 an elegant design and high mobility. With its attractive aluminum case and small size, the 14-inch notebook is able to already fulfill those promises at first glance. We evaluate in our test whether the performance of the compact laptop is also right.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Mike Wobker, Wed, 29 May 2019 00:11:20 +0200
May 28
Google Pixel 3a XL

82% Google Pixel 3a XL Smartphone Review

Google's return to the midrange. Google has, until now, released flagship smartphones under its Pixel series. The 3a and 3a XL change this with their midrange pricing. The premise of these devices is flagship cameras on a budget, but how well has Google executed this idea? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6" | 167 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 28 May 2019 18:11:28 +0200
May 26
Dell G5 15 5590 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Dell G5 15 5590 (i7-8750H, RTX 2060, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Long-lasting gaming laptop. The hardware in the Dell G5 allows for all modern computer games to run smoothly on the 15.6-inch display (FHD, IPS). The configuration is also appealing: SSD + HDD, 8 GB RAM (dual-channel mode is enabled) and Thunderbolt 3. The outstanding battery life is surprising. However, this price level also requires some compromises.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.7 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 26 May 2019 23:38:29 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi) Tablet Review

84% Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi) Tablet Review

The new S-Class. The Galaxy Tab S5e looks a lot like the Galaxy Tab S4. However, while the latter is currently Samsung’s flagship tablet, the Tab S5e is significantly cheaper at nearly 400 Euros (~$448). The midrange tablet is about 20% lighter too. Samsung has not skimped on hardware to save on costs though, which could make the Tab S5e a better choice for some people than its more expensive sibling.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 10.5" | 400 g
Manuel Masiero, Sun, 26 May 2019 15:12:46 +0200
May 25
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

77% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

Cheap starter laptop. It's uninteresting, uninspiring, and unimaginative. To users looking for a budget no-frills laptop, however, this probably sounds perfect. The Inspiron 15 5584 comes standard with a Whiskey Lake-U CPU, 1080p IPS display and a PCIe SSD for only about $500 USD to make it a real performance bargain.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 25 May 2019 03:24:45 +0200
May 24
Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 Smartphone Review

85% Huawei P Smart Plus 2019 Smartphone Review

The twin. You'd almost have to look with a magnifying glass to find the differences between the Huawei P Smart 2019 and the P Smart Plus 2019. Find out in our test whether the Plus model is worth the small additional price.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.21" | 160 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 24 May 2019 20:37:08 +0200
P30-series camera comparison: Huawei P30 Pro vs. Huawei P30 Lite vs. Huawei P30

Huawei P30-series camera comparison: Huawei P30 Lite vs. Huawei P30 vs. Huawei P30 Pro

Camera review with surprises! Photography is a particularly important aspect of the Chinese manufacturer's P-series. But just how big are the differences in camera performance between the P30 models? Can the budget P30 Lite surprise us compared to the high-end P30 and P30 Pro smartphones? To get straight to the point, it can! At least in one camera discipline.
Marcus Herbrich, Fri, 24 May 2019 04:24:14 +0200
May 23
Lenovo ThinkPad E590 (i7, RX 550X, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad E590 (i7, RX 550X, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Half-baked With the ThinkPad E590, Lenovo delivers a quiet workstation with very good keyboard and trackpad plus TrackPoint. The dedicated Radeon RX 550X GPU is only able to realise its potential for short periods of time, as the laptop's cooling system is not up to the task for longer sessions of use. This means that gaming is not really an option.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 23 May 2019 11:50:48 +0200
May 22
TP-Link Neffos C9

79% TP-Link Neffos C9 Smartphone Review

A large, budget smartphone TP-Link has expanded its budget C series with the Neffos C9, a device with a 5.99-inch display and a MediaTek SoC. Do not expect miracle performance or camera capabilities for the C9 though, as it is geared towards those who want a large and no-frills smartphone. Read on to find out how the Neffos C9 performs in our tests and whether it can stand up to its contemporaries.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.99" | 170 g
Mike Wobker, Eric Ferrari-Herrmann, Wed, 22 May 2019 22:27:46 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

Slimmer is better – or is it? The ThinkPad T490 is a radical redesign of the central ThinkPad series, the T series. Lenovo emphasizes a much improved mobility with a more compact, thinner, and lighter case. This begs the question whether Lenovo had to make any compromises in order to make these improvements. This time around, at least Lenovo does not skimp on the screen.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 22 May 2019 21:28:29 +0200
May 21
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

86% Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Mid-range photography masterpiece? The best-selling smartphone as of Q3/2018 gets yet another reincarnation. Huawei dubs the P30 Lite a photography masterpiece featuring a "revolutionary" triple-camera. Find out whether or not this 48 MP camera is capable of redefining mid-range smartphone photography in our extensive Huawei P30 Lite review.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.15" | 159 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 21 May 2019 23:45:33 +0200
OnePlus 7 Pro

86% OnePlus 7 Pro Smartphone Review

Profoundly premium. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s new flagship. The device has a huge notch-free display, triple rear-facing cameras and much more. Read on to find out whether this so-called flagship beater can live up to expectations.
Update: Test completed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
Florian Schmitt, Tue, 21 May 2019 14:25:17 +0200
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

89% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

Now even more advanced than before. The Blade 15 is barely one year old and Razer is continuing to push it to the limits with new CPU, Wi-Fi, and display options. How much of a performance boost can this new 9th gen Intel and RTX 2080 Max-Q SKU offer over the last 8th gen Intel and RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 21 May 2019 08:30:06 +0200
May 20
Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D

87% Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D (Ryzen 5, RX Vega 8) Laptop Review

RyzenBook. Huawei has equipped its MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen CPU, offering an attractive office notebook with a design that is also well-suited for business environments. We evaluate in our review what buyers of the MateBook D with the Ryzen APU can expect.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Mike Wobker, Mon, 20 May 2019 23:04:26 +0200
Rage 2

Rage 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Effect fireworks. Rage 2 comes eight years after its predecessor and is id Software's latest post-apocalyptic shooter. As the cover art implies, the game should be even more colourful and action-packed than Rage. Read on to find out which graphics cards can tame this savage title.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 20 May 2019 22:33:56 +0200
Intel NUC8i3CYSM Review

Intel NUC8i3CYSM Review

Too soon to celebrate? There has been a 10-nm CPU on the market since late 2018. Intel has put a Cannon Lake-based chip in the Intel NUC8i3CYSM, but has it jumped the gun by doing so? The integrated graphics unit is disabled for the time being and the 10-nm chip does not offer any real performance improvements over the 14-nm models. Moreover, it has lower clock speeds and therefore performs worse than similar 14-nm chips.
Intel Core i3-8121U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | | 660 g
Daniel Puschina, Mon, 20 May 2019 11:04:13 +0200
May 19
Lenovo ThinkPad T490s (i5, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T490s (i5, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

Slimmer, but does that make it better? It is a bit surprising that the ThinkPad T490s gets a new chassis since the manufacturer has already redesigned the model last year. There are more changes, but not all of them are positive. We have reviewed the new ThinkPad T490s with the Low Power 1080p screen.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 19 May 2019 00:02:11 +0200
May 18
Huawei Y6 2019

79% Huawei Y6 (2019) Smartphone Review

Art in leather. On the company's website, Huawei mostly highlights the new Y6's (2019) display, selfie camera, sound quality and camera quality in low light. Huawei also emphasizes performance – we're dealing with an entry-level model here. Is the Huawei Y6 (2019) able to live up to the expectations it has raised?
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 | PowerVR GE8300 | 6.09" | 150 g
Stefan Schomberg, Sat, 18 May 2019 22:27:58 +0200
MSI GE75 Raider 9SG (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

86% MSI GE75 Raider 9SG (Core i9-9880H, RTX 2080) Laptop Review

Core i9-9880H debut. After a poor debut last year with the 8th gen Core i9-8950HK, the 9th gen Core i9-9880H is actually a great buy especially if you value the high number of simultaneous threads available. Gamers will also benefit from the performance increase over a Core i7-8750H albeit just marginally.
Intel Core i9-9880H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 18 May 2019 02:20:20 +0200
May 17
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW (Core i7-9750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

83% ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502GW (Core i7-9750H, RTX 2070) Laptop Review

Powerful yet slim. Ultrathin gaming laptops are currently on trend with the likes of Gigabyte, MSI and Razer leading the way. ASUS has now updated its GX502 series accordingly, but can its thin chassis handle a Core i7-9750H and a GeForce RTX 2070? Read on to find out.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Florian Glaser, Fri, 17 May 2019 21:55:01 +0200
Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA (i7-9750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

85% Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-XA (i7-9750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Compact powerhouse. Gigabyte's slim gaming notebook Aero 15 Classic-XA can display current games smoothly on its matte 15.6-inch screen (240 Hz, FHD, IGZO) thanks to its Core i7-9750H processor and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. Its other components look promising as well: an NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode and Thunderbolt 3.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 17 May 2019 08:00:51 +0200
May 15
RugGear RG650

76% RugGear RG650 Smartphone Review

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