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Even though the Amber Lake-Y CPUs have 5 W TDPs, they should perform on par with the 15 W counterparts in less demanding applications.  (Source: TechRadar)

New Intel Amber Lake-Y details emerge

Intel announced the Amber Lake-Y CPUs back at Computex in June, but core count or frequency details were not provided. This week, Dell and NextLab501 revealed names and specs for three Amber Lake-Y CPUs, and it looks like the new ...
Apprantly, Samsung will stick with the 7-inch display that folds in the middle. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Samsung's foldable Galaxy X coming in ealry 2019 according to Wall Street Journal

The first foldable phone from Samsung will most likely be named Galaxy X, and Wall Street Journal informs that it is supposed to be launched in early 2019 with a flexible 7-inch display that can be folded like a wallet. It can eit...
The first half of 2018 was not kind to TSMC due to the crypto market downfall, but the end of the year is expected to bring big profits from GPU and mobile chip demands. (Source: TechSpot)

TSMC to see record revenues over GTX 11 GPU / smartphone chip demand

The latest financial report coming from TSMC reveals that the Taiwanese company experienced some revenue problems in the first half of 2018 due to the crypto market depreciation, but the foundries are expecting substantial profits...
The Kensington SD7000 dock helps turn the Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio. (Source: Kensington)

The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro Docking Station adds even more versatility to the Surface Pro

Kensington has announced the availability of the SD7000 dock for the Surface Pro. The SD7000 dock connects to the Surface Pro using the Surface Connector and provides USB ports, Ethernet, USB-C, HDMI, and a DisplayPort converting ...
News from our Smartphone Editors

News from our Smartphone Editors: Behind the scenes - Vol. I

Hello from the boys and unfortunately few girls in our smartphone editorial team. We would like to tell you about which smartphones and tablets we are currently reviewing and which devices we are eagerly awaiting to arrive in our offices. We welcome comments as always and suggestions as to what devices we haven’t yet reviewed. Let’s get started…
Samsung designed the latest LPDDR5 memory chips with 5G and AI applications in mind. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's first LPDDR5 DRAM memory chips revealed

The new LPDDR5 memory modules will be featured in next year's handhelds like the Galaxy S10, which will also bring support for 5G connections and improved AI applications. Samsung claims that the new chips are 50% faster and need ...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Xplore Technologies XSLATE L10 (Pentium N4200, FHD) Tablet Review

79% Xplore Technologies XSLATE L10 (Pentium N4200, FHD) Tablet Review

Modern and rugged. A hardened tablet with all the amenities one would expect from a consumer tablet and more. The Xplore XSLATE L10 runs on the same processor as the latest Ultrabooks with NFC, 4G LTE, and even a removable battery and a full-size HDMI port.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 10.1" | 1.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) at FCC (Source: MySmartPrice News)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) tablet lands at FCC

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is expected to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or a Snapdragon 430 processor, next to 2 or 3 GB of memory and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. The slate will most likely run Android 8...
The forthcoming Galaxy Tab S4 official press render has leaked out. (Source: Evan Blass)

Evan Blass leaks official Galaxy Tab S4 render

Evan Blass has tweeted out an official render of the Galaxy Tab S4 with matching keyboard cover. Although difficult to confirm from the image, the Samsung logo and Home button appear to be absent from the front of the device confi...
The Surface Go is Microsoft's is thin, light and relatively affordable. (Source: Microsoft)

The all-new Surface Go is proof that Windows 10 on ARM is skating on thin ice

Microsoft has launched the Surface Go, a US$399 Windows 10 tablet targeted at the students, schools and the entry-level tablet market dominated by the Apple iPad. As rumored, the device is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold chip ins...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

June 2018 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. 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.
Microsoft Surface Pro Windows tablet to get a cheaper sibling as of mid-July 2018

A new — and affordable — Microsoft Surface tablet might arrive this week

The affordable Microsoft tablet — most likely the one known as Lex and supposed to arrive this fall — will apparently land in stores this Friday. According to insiders familiar with the matter, this 10-inch Windows slate will star...
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 Android tablet (Source: AndroidWorld)

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 10 and MediaPad T5 10 Android slates now official

The two 10.1-inch Huawei slates MediaPad M5 Lite 10 and MediaPad T5 10 run Android Oreo and use the same HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor, although there are some differences easily noticeable in the battery and camera depa...
Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 SM-T583 Android tablet live image (Source: Tabletmonkeys)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 and Advanced2 XL live images spotted online

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 and the Galaxy Tab Advanced2 XL are expected to hit the market soon with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, thinner bezels than their predecessors, as well as without a physical Home button. Both...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 render shows thin bezels (Source: Android Headlines)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 renders surface online, thin bezels included

The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet surfaced a few times so far but still has to be confirmed by the company's officials. The new renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 show slimmer bezels than the previous ones, also ...
Microsoft Andromeda/Surface Phone laptop mode (Source: David Breyer)

Unofficial Microsoft Andromeda renders show gaming and laptop usage modes

Although the Microsoft Andromeda project — expected to hit the market as the Surface Phone — has been in the rumor mill for quite a long time, everything should be clarified this fall. In the meantime, we bumped into a new set of ...
The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung DeX will reportedly receive dual-screen capabilities

Dual-screen support is reportedly coming to Samsung DeX with the release of the Galaxy Tab S4 later this year. DeX has previously allowed the phone's screen to be used as a touchpad for controlling the mouse, but displaying conten...
The 2018 version of the Galaxy Book should look similar to last year's model, since Samsung intends to replace only the internals. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 tablet in the works

Samsung is among the latest Windows-on ARM supporters, intending to launch refreshed Galaxy Book models this year. Two upcoming models have already been certified for mass production by the Russian ECC authorities, and these shoul...
SDHC/XC/UC will be the first cards to support the new Express specifications. (Source: SD Association)

SD cards with 128 TB capacities and 985 MB/s speeds coming in 2019

The improved SD Express cards will feature transfer speeds up to 985 MB/s via the PCIe/NVMe interface and 128 TB storage capacities. These improvements target 4K/8K video processing, VR and augmented reality applications, AI-drive...
Panasonic's Toughbook FZ-T1 is a Snapdragon 210-powered rugged handheld priced at $1,500

Panasonic's Toughbook FZ-T1 is a Snapdragon 210-powered rugged handheld priced at $1,500

Panasonic's latest rugged Android Handheld, the Toughbook FZ-T1, is a low-specced Android handheld priced higher than most premium smartphones. However, the $1,500 device is aimed squarely at enterprises in need of a tough-as-nail...
The Mi Pad 4. (Source: FoneArena)

Xiaomi introduces the Mi Pad 4, Snapdragon 660 in tow

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its new Mi Pad 4 tablet. The device comes with a base price tag of US$170, which makes it the cheapest device powered by a Snapdragon 660.
Remember to switch off Intel Display Power Saving Technology for maximum display brightness (Source: Own)

Disable Intel Display Power Saving Technology to increase maximum display brightness

Most Windows laptops prioritize battery life at the cost of a dimmer display. If you frequently find yourself squinting at washed out content when using your glossy laptop or Windows tablet outdoors, then disabling this automatic ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q2 2018 update. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Adobe Project Rush enables cross-platform video editing and sharing. (Source: Adobe)

Adobe's Project Rush helps novices create professional videos on the go

Adobe announced a new cross-platform video editing app codenamed Project Rush. Project Rush brings the best features of industry leading software such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition along with access to Adobe Stock i...
Gearbest is offering the KNote5 bundled with the all-in-one keyboard for a great price. (Source: Gearbest)

Celeron N4100 KNote 5 Windows 10 tablet launched by AlldoCube

The KNote5 is probably the most affordable tablet powered by the Celeron N4100 CPU on the market right now. It also comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, plus the integrated UHD Graphics 600 GPU.What really makes this a gr...
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4

87% Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Tablet Review

Small sound expert. Multimedia capabilities and good cameras are still important considerations when buying an expensive tablet. On paper, the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 brings all that is necessary. Find out here, whether it can convince us in the test.
HiSilicon Kirin 960s | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 8.4" | 316 g
The new LPDDR5 chips should bring a 10% performance boost over the current standard. (Source: Flickr)

Samsung will begin LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 production in 2H 2018

Judging by the latest leaks, Samsung is most likely preparing major overhauls for next year's Galaxy S10 / Note 10 high-end devices. Apparently, Samsung is planning to begin production on the LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 chips later this su...
The new Galaxy Tab S4 will be getting a 10.5-inch 16:10 screen. (Source: Teltarif)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 model to include iris scanner and thinner bezels

The upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 is supposed to compete with Apple's new iPad Pro model. According to the latest Chinese leaks, the Tab S4 will get a larger 10.5-inch screen with 16:10 ratio and thin bezels, plus an iris scanner and ext...
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Update June 2018. 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.
Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5579 (i5-8250U, SSD, IPS, Touch) Convertible Review

No news. Kaby Lake CPU replaced with Kaby Lake Refresh CPU - that's pretty much the gist of Dell's latest Inspiron 15. Thanks to its fast SSD, its touchscreen, and the backlit keyboard the convertible is a pretty solid workhorse. Find out in our review whether or not it's worth Dell's asking price of $749.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The MediaPad M5. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei finally brings the MediaPad M5 tablets to the US

Huawei has officially launched its new MediaPad M5 tablets for the US market. The devices come in three variants and bring some much-needed life back to a dying tablet scene. Prices begin at just over US$300.
Microsoft Surface lineup to get a new affordable slate in 2018, currently known as the Surface Lex

A budget Microsoft Surface tablet codenamed Lex might launch this fall

The Microsoft Surface Lex, also known as the Surface L, is rumored to arrive with type covers currently codenamed "Gibs" while its list of specs and features apparently includes USB Type-C and LTE connectivity. Compared to the Sur...
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs

Computex 2018 | Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs

30% more performance, 20% longer battery life and 20% faster Gigabit LTE speeds are the main features compared to the existing Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The rumored Z5 device would have been the successor to 2015's Xperia Z4. (Source: Sony)

Rumored Sony tablets may have been cancelled

There were recent rumors that Sony had been working on new Android-powered tablets that were known as the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5C. However, apparently the Japanese tech giant has now decided to shelve the idea of releasing new ta...
Mr. Google, I don't feel so good...

Update: The "Tablets" tab is back | Google silently exits the tablet market

Google silently removed the Tablets heading on the Android website, indicating that the tech behemoth may no longer push development for tablet features. This could be another sign that Google is planning on merging ChromeOS and A...
The new Cortex-A76 is supposed to bring laptop-like performance to handheld devices. (Source: Anandtech)

ARM unveils "laptop-class" Cortex-A76 7 nm CPU

Using the 7 nm manufacturing process, the new ARM Cortex-A76 CPU will bring "laptop-class" performance to handheld devices. The new CPU features a totally new architecture that delivers 35% increased performance, 40% improved powe...
Tencent is determined to help bolster the Chinese chip-making capacities. (Source: KrAsia)

Tencent to support the Chinese chip industry

The foreign import bans imposed on ZTE are bound to shake things up in China, at least in a positive way. Tencent - one of the biggest video game company in China - is willing to take constructive actions in order to increase Chin...
PC and tablet markets to decline by 2.1 percent by end of 2018 (source: Canalys)

Gaming laptops, Chromebooks, and convertibles are keeping the PC market afloat

Laptops, smartphones, and convertibles are slowly eating into the shrinking tablet market. The biggest bright spot is perhaps the convertible notebook market with the only positive compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent until ...
The 3 nm fabrication process will replace the current FinFET semiconductors with the next gen MCBFET ones. (Source: Fudzilla)

Samsung releases roadmap to 3 nm fabrication process

Samsung wanted to prove that it is in no way behind TSMC when it comes to manufacturing process milestones. Even though TSMC is already rolling out a good chunk of 7 nm chips for various companies, it still does not use the EUV te...
The Kaby Lake-G features AMD's Radeon RX Vega M GPU integrated in the chip die. (Source: TheNerdMag)

Kaby Lake-G Chromebook codenamed "Kidd" in the works?

Chromebooks could soon get a substantial performance boost, as the Chrome OS developers are planning to support Intel's Kaby Lake-G CPUs that come with the dedicated AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPU. The first Chromebook that would includ...
ChromeBook Tab 10 will be the world's first Chromebook tablet (Image source: Own)

NextAtAcer | ChromeBook Tab 10 is the world's first Chromebook tablet

Acer's ChromeBook Tab 10 has been available since March, but Acer had one on display for us to take a quick look. It continues to be the first slate tablet in the market running Chrome OS. Convertible notebooks running Chrome OS a...
Samsung SM-T835/Galaxy Tab S4 updated specs (Source: GFXBench)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hits GFXBench with Android 8.1 onboard, unknown Snapdragon processor

Less than a month since it surfaced with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard, the upcoming Samsung SM-T835 tablet hits the GFXBench database with Android 8.1. The graphics performance is slightly lower with the new software version, so it mi...
The X50 5G modem could be integrated in mobile devices as well as desktop PCs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Qualcomm could allow OEMs to release several 5G smartphones this year

Major cities in the US and across the globe are testing 5G services throughout this year, and some areas might even get limited 5G connectivity in the second half of 2018. Tis has prompted some OEMs to pressure Qualcomm into allow...
Netflix HDR now supports 11 smartphones and a tablet

Netflix HDR support now available for the Sony Xperia XZ2, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, and the P20 family

The list of mobile devices with Netflix HDR support now consists of 11 smartphones and one tablet — namely the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 — and the last ones to be added are the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 Pro, as well as the Sony Xpe...
It is possible a potential successor to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will also feature S-Pen support. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 device appears in Bluetooth listing

A device labeled as the “Galaxy Tab Advanced2” has been spotted in a Bluetooth declaration. The model number given in the details is SM-T583, which just happens to be the same model number currently cropping up on a Samsung suppor...
Acer Iconia One 10 Android tablet hits FCC with MediaTek processor in tow (Source: Tabletmonkeys)

The Acer Iconia One 10 tablet shows up at FCC

Just as its name suggests, the upcoming Acer Iconia One 10 tablet has a 10.1-inch full HD display. Its list of specs also includes the MediaTek MT8167A quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, 32 GB internal storage, as well as a gene...
The Surface RT. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft rumored to soon make low-cost Surface tablets with USB Type-C to rival the iPad

Rumors are flying concerning Microsoft's Surface line, speculating that the Redmond regent may soon produce another low-cost Surface tablet to compete directly against Apple's iPad. If true, the budget Surface will feature a 10-in...
HP claims that the Elite x2 1013 G3 is the world's smallest business detachable. (Source: HP)

HP intros the Elite x2 1013 G3: a Surface Pro clone for business with thin bezels

Alongside many of its premium reveals, HP has also introduced the Elite x2 1013 G2. The Elite x2 is being billed as the world's smallest business detachable and comes with upgraded internals, ultra-thin bezels, and two high resolu...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 featured a Snapdragon 820 SoC. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 confirmed in Bluetooth certification

A Bluetooth certification listing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has been spotted by SamMobile. The declaration details seem to confirm the existence of the device, which should offer Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The last tablet in ...

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