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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

June 2017 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Archos Kodak tablets coming next month in two screen sizes

Archos Kodak tablets coming next month in two screen sizes

The 7-inch and 10.1-inch models will each sport Android 7.0 Nougat, a MicroSD slot for expansion, and special photo-editing software for a starting price of just 100 Euros.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with Intel Core i7 CPU compares to its competitors is the subject of our comprehensive review.
Update: Battery runtime and measurements of the WQHD-IPS panel added.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) details on GFXBench as Samsung SM-T835

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) leaks online

This slate surfaced on GFXBench under the codename SM-T835 featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. An IFA launch might be in the cards, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Tablet Review

92% Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Tablet Review

A great tablet, but not a pro. The iPad Pro 10.5 is Apple's second generation of the Pro-series. The screen is definitely the star of the show. It has not only grown in size, but it also offers 120 Hz, HDR and claims coverage of the P3 color space. The tablet is on its way to the top with the A10X SoC, but it will still not be a satisfying notebook replacement.
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.5" | 469 g
A visual simplification of the big.LITTLE platform delegating tasks to different cores. (Source: MS Power User)

Full Windows 10 on Snapdragon could mean big(.LITTLE) improvements

Windows 10 running on ARM chips won't necessarily mean you'll be trading speed for endurance; ARM's big.LITTLE specialized core technology will mean big improvements in both stamina and performance.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (i5-7Y54) Tablet Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (i5-7Y54) Tablet Review

Evolution, not revolution. The first generation of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet was decent, but it had its fair share of flaws. A year later, the latest version has seen little more than a chipset refresh with a few component updates. Is that enough to remain competitive?
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12" | 1.1 kg
Trade in your old MacBook or iPad and get up to US$850 off a new Surface. (Source: Microsoft)

Today marks the global launch of the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop and Surface Pro from Microsoft are now both available around the world in 25 different countries. In the US and Canada, Microsoft has launched a program that allows a user to turn in an older computer for up to US$850 credit towards a new Surface device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Android tablet gets Nougat update in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 finally gets Nougat in the US

More than two months after the Galaxy Tab S2 slates received Android Nougat in Europe, US owners of these tablets finally receive the new firmware. However, there is no confirmation for the arrival date of the update targeting the 9.7-inch model yet.
Alcatel Pixi 5 Android tablet back side layout shown on FCC

Alcatel Pixi 5 tablet apparently certified by the FCC

The new Android slate that arrived at FCC has the official name Alcatel 9024O, but its documentation also calls it "PIXI5-8" so it is rather safe to assume this is the Pixi 5 with an 8-inch display.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite

84% Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite Tablet Review

The boombox among its brethren Huawei has equipped its MediaPad M3 Lite with a total of four speakers in order to produce a vivid and powerful soundscape. That said, at a first glance the device is a typical mid-range tablet with a few tricks up its sleeves.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 10.1" | 460 g
Intel might have a lot of patents on their x86 architecture, but experts doubt Qualcomm would take such a risk if they were liable. (Source: Intel)

Intel bares its teeth at Qualcomm over Snapdragon-powered PCs

Intel has suggested it views Qualcomm's x86 emulation technology as a serious threat and potentially a violation of its intellectual property rights. Whether Qualcomm's technology (which allows Snapdragon CPUs to run full Windows 10) actually does infringe on Intel's IP remains to be proved.
Source: JXD

The JXD S192k is a Rockchip-powered Android gaming tablet

The new device is currently up for preorder and is powered by a Rockchip RK3288, 4 GB of RAM, and a 10,000 mAh battery. The device may also ship with 18 emulators preloaded onto it and a download center tailored for retro ROMs.
Android Nougat statue at Googleplex, Nougat now in control of 10 percent of the market

​Android Nougat usage nearing 10 percent

The latest major Android version continues its solid growth, finally nearing the 10 percent market share barrier. Back in April, Nougat's market share was less than 5 percent.
The Dell XPS 12 with detachable keyboard. (Source: Dell)

Amazon has a pretty good deal on a 4K 2-in-1 Dell laptop right now

If you're on the hunt for a cheap 2-in-1 notebook with a 4K touchscreen, look no further than the Dell XPS 12. Currently selling on Amazon for just over half-price, this laptop may not be packing the latest and greatest but suffices for general tasks.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 Android tablet coming soon with WiFi Onlye

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 shows up online

Only a few days after its 10-inch sibling surfaced officially, the 8-inch MediaPad M3 Lite 8.0 shows up online with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and Harman Kardon speakers on board.
Dell downplays popularity of slate tablets ahead of Apple's WDCC next week

Dell downplays popularity of slate tablets ahead of Apple's WWDC next week

Dell cites a shrinking tablet market to boast its successful and fast-growing series of 2-in-1 XPS and Latitude notebooks.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 Android tablet now official with Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 and Nougat-based firmware

COMPUTEX 2017 | Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 now official

This new tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 435 processor, featuring up to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It comes with Android Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top and will be available in gold, white, and space gray. The prices have not been unveiled yet.
The Sony DPT-RP1 is aimed at business professionals and students. (Source: Sony)

Sony's digital paper tablet is headed stateside in the coming weeks

Sony's DPT-RP1 e-Ink tablet, formerly limited to Japan, is making the trip overseas to the US. The high-end PDF reader will be available sometime in June and retail for $700.
Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever (Source: Roland Quandt)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Crowdfunded Eve V tablet now closer to launch than ever

The Eve V is marketed as a tablet that the Surface Pro 4 should have been. Features include double USB Type-C ports, Thunderbolt 3 support, larger capacity battery, fingerprint reader, and Bluetooth-enabled detachable keyboard base.
Asus ZenPad 10 Android tablets Z301ML and Z301MFL now official

COMPUTEX 2017 | Asus ZenPad 10 Z301ML and Z301MFL now official

These new 10-inch tablets come with Android Nougat out of the box and MediaTek processors, one of them having a full HD display, while the other's touchscreen provides a lower resolution (HD).
Asus unveils Zenpad 3s 8.0 Z582KL with 2K resolution display

COMPUTEX 2017 | Asus unveils Zenpad 3s 8.0 Z582KL with 2K resolution display

The ZenPad 3s 8.0 will be both the successor to last year's ZenPad 3 8.0 and the smaller brother to the current ZenPad 3s 10. Display resolution and battery capacity will remain identical to last year's model.
Surface Book with Performance Base Review – 1 TB SSD Update

Surface Book with Performance Base Review – 1 TB SSD Update

Top model. We review the high-end SKU of Microsoft's luxury 2-in-1 with a fast 1 TB NVMe-SSD and 16 GB DDR4 of RAM. We check the differences to the entry-level version from 2017 that we have already reviewed.
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 13.5" | 1.7 kg
ZTE K81 sketch spotted at FCC might be Trek 2 HD successor

ZTE K81 Android tablet hits FCC

This upcoming slate previously received its WiFi certification, and now it surfaces once again. The K81 appears to be a successor of last year's AT&T exclusive Trek 2 HD and is expected to hit the market later this year.
Leak details ARM Cortex-A75, A55, and Mali-G72 for 2018

Leak details ARM Cortex-A75, A55, and Mali-G72 for 2018

The Cortex-A75, A55, and Mali-G72 will succeed the A73, A53, and Mali-G71, respectively, when they launch sometime next year. ARM will reveal more about the SoCs and the accompanying features at Computex 2017.
The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference will take place June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. (Source: Apple)

WWDC forecast: Kaby Lake MacBooks with a chance of Air

The latest information on Apple's upcoming WWDC suggests CPU upgrades for all MacBooks, updated iPads, and possibly the reappearance of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air.
LG V10 premium Android smartphone to get Android Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat heading for more LG devices

The list of smartphones, phablets, and tablets that receive the Nougat treat from LG includes the V10, G5, G Pad III 8.0, and the Stylus 2. Even more, it looks like even the two-year-old G4 flagship receives the new firmware.
E FUN Nextbook Ares 11A Android tablet with keyboard dock and Intel Atom Z8350 processor

E FUN launches Nextbook Ares 11A tablet

This new 2-in-1 convertible Android tablet has an 11.6-inch IPS display, is powered by the Intel Atom Z8350 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Those interested can purchase it from Walmart for $179 USD.
The Iconia One 10 features two micro-USB OTG ports to allow other peripherals while charging. (Source: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces new Iconia tablets for entertainment and productivity

Acer has announced the release of a plethora of new products at this years Computex at the company's home country of Taiwan. Both 10-inch Android tablets, the Iconia One 10 will focus on productivity while the Iconia Tab 10 targets media consumers.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

85% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

For traveling. With the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE, now the LTE version of the Asus tablet series runs through our tests. You can find out in our detailed review, whether the purchase of the LTE device costing 450 Euros (~$504) is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 9.7" | 490 g
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 Android tablet now official with Snapdragon 425 inside

Huawei launches Honor Play Pad 2 tablet

This new Honor tablet comes in two sizes - 8 and 9.6 inches. Both feature an aluminum body and use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, running Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.
Image: Huawei

Huawei announces MateBook E convertible notebook

The MateBook E improves on several aspects of the original, including a higher resolution screen, a redesigned keyboard and hinge, and options for new Kaby Lake processors.
Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) Android tablet starting at only $61 USD

Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) tablet starts at $61 USD

This low-end tablet has a dual-SIM setup, being powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and only offering 1 GB RAM. However, it comes with Marshmallow on board and starts at just $61 USD.
The Surface Pro makes enough iterative upgrades over the Pro 4 to make it a solid entry in the series, but the omission of USB Type-C is still glaring. (Source: Microsoft)

Just call it the Surface Pro: Microsoft unveils Surface Pro update in Shanghai

Microsoft has unveiled an update to the Surface Pro 4, dubbed simply "Surface Pro". The new Surface Pro sports slightly redesigned chassis that makes it both thinner and lighter while rounding out the sharp edges, and also boasts a better screen and battery over the previous generation.
HP Spectre x2 Windows convertible with Kaby Lake processor, Bang & Olufsen audio

HP Spectre x2 now official

Less than a day after the official images surfaced online, the new Spectre x2 convertible is official. Just as rumored, it features a 12.3-inch display, two Kaby Lake processor options, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. It will hit the market next month starting at $999.99 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2017 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD Android tablet might launch soon

Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD surfaces online

Although there are no specs to talk about at this stage, the image of this upcoming slate leaked by Evan Blass reveals that the next Ellipsis tablet runs what appears to be a stock Android build (maybe Nougat, but it might run Marshmallow as well) with a few Verizon Wireless apps added on top.
HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) Windows convertible tablet with Kaby Lake processor and Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics

HP Spectre X2 12 (2017) images show up online

This updated convertible tablet promises to arrive soon with a 12.3-inch IPS display, as well as two processor options that belong to the Kaby Lake lineup, Intel Iris Plus 640 graphics, Bang & Olufsen audio, and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 premium Android tablet, Samsung dominates the Western European tablet market

Samsung now leading the West European tablet market

Apple lost its crown in Western Europe, where the company's tablet sales dropped 11.5 percent in the first quarter, while Samsung managed to grab the first place thanks to a year-over-year growth of nearly 18 percent.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 details on GFXBench surface online late May 2017

Huawei MediaPad T3 Lite 10 hits GFXBench

This upcoming MediaPad T3 slate is expected to debut as a mid-range device similar to its smaller-screen siblings that were already announced. According to GFXBench, it is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40) Android tablet from the back, MediaTek MT8167 and 2 GB RAM

Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40) shows up online

This 10-inch slate that recently surfaced on FCC is expected to hit the market with two storage options - 16 GB and 32 GB - as well as a quad-core MediaTek processor, 2 GB RAM, all with Android 7.0 Nougat on top.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 check SKU battery recall instructions May 2017

Panasonic recalls 280,000 tablet batteries

The battery packs of three Toughpad tablet series are prone to short circuits after prolonged use in extreme temperatures, and so Panasonic ended up recalling the affected models, also releasing a patch that reduces both the charging voltage and peak operating settings.
Leak details differences between Snapdragon 845 and Kirin 970 SoCs

Leak details differences between Snapdragon 845 and Kirin 970 SoCs

It's no secret that Huawei and Qualcomm are already hard at work on their respective next generation SoCs, but early specifications for each are showing some interesting features that may come including the potential for Cortex-A75 cores.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

May 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Apps can now be restricted based on SafetyNet Attestation. (Image: Google Play Console)

Rooted phones may not be able to download some apps from the Google Play Store

A new update to the Play Console allows developers to restrict access to their apps based on SafetyNet testing. They can hide apps from phones that fail SafetyNet (i.e., rooted devices).
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 and Kaby Lake processor coming to the US June 2017

Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible coming to the US later this month

Packing 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, this rugged convertible tablet with Windows 10 on board will hit the US market later this month, starting around $3,649 USD.
Gearbest hosting sale on more Chuwi tablets and convertibles

Gearbest hosting sale on more Chuwi tablets and convertibles

The 14-inch and 15-inch LapBooks and Hi13, Hi10 Pro, Hi10 Plus, and Hi12 tablets are now slightly cheaper to make room for their successors.
Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

79% Teclast Tbook 16 Power 2-in-1 (x7-Z8750, 8 GB) Review

Magnesium. With its rare Atom x7-Z8750, 8 GB of RAM, and Android 6 / Windows 10 dual-boot capabilities, Teclast's Tbook 16 Power stands out against the crowd. By pushing it through our extensive test course we've found several problems along the way.
Intel Atom x7-Z8750 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 897 g
Amazon's refreshed Fire tablets now come in three new and colorful options. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Fire tablets get a slight refresh, new addition

While not the major lineup update one usually hopes for, Amazon's new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets do feature some welcome improvements as well as more colors to choose from. In addition, a Kids Edition variant of the Fire 8 HD is now available.

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