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LG folding phone concept design. (Source: GSMInfo)

LG patents reveal folding smartphone plans

LG looks to be planning a competitor for the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy X. Patents have been uncovered potentially revealing the Korean maker's hand.
Fujitsu Tab V727/S. (Source: Fujitsu)

Three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets from Fujitsu with user replaceable battery

As part of Fujitsu's big product refresh they have announced three new Arrows Tab Windows tablets. Two are 13.3-inch 16:9 aspect ratio, while the other is a Surface Pro-esque 12.3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio. In a rare move for tablets, Fujitsu have designed the batteries to be user replaceable.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Microsoft Surface Book 2: Bigger 15-inch model is now available in more markets

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Bigger 15-inch model is now available in more markets

When Microsoft announced the Surface Book 2, the bigger 15-inch model was announced to be exclusively available in the USA. A few months later, Microsofts expands the availability to many more markets including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The screen of the Hi9 Gamer tablet is fully laminated. (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi's affordable Hi9 Gamer tablet now available

The Hi9 Gamer tablet runs Android 7.0 out of the box and comes equipped with an 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, a PowerVR GPU and 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

January 2018 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

January 2018 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.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

83% Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 Convertible Review

A niche of its own. Panasonic is the manufacturer of the robust Toughbooks made for the military and use on building sites. The CF-XZ6 is supposed to attract regular business customers who would usually choose a Surface, Latitude, ThinkPad or EliteBook. Find out why the Toughbook has not quite managed to get out of its niche in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7300U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

January 2018 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.
The SurBook Pro is powered by Intel's Gemini Lake CPUs. (Source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 | Chuwi announces new mini PC, tablet and 2-in-1 devices

All the devices are prototypes, so specs could change meanwhile. The GBox Pro mini PC is an HTPC powered by Intel's gen 8 core i5 CPU with integrated AMD Vega GPU, while the Hi9 Air tablet comes with a Mediatek SoC, and the SurBook Pro features the latest Gemini Lake Pentium CPU.
Image: Liliputing

CES 2018 | The eOneBook is an expensive dual-E ink display device that can only be used to read one manga

Do you have $300 burning a hole in your pocket and really like the manga Fist of the North Star? The eOneBook by Progress Technologies may be the device for you. Featuring two E ink displays that fold out like a book, the device can only be used to read 18 volumes of Fist of the North Star.
The Miix 630 features a detachable keyboard and a pen with 1,024 sensitivity levels. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Lenovo Miix 630 combines the power of a laptop with always on smartphone connectivity

Lenovo partnered with Qualcomm and Microsoft in order to provide always on 4G LTE connectivity to an ultraportable 2-in-1 convertible powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC running Windows 10 S. It features a detachable keyboard and a stylus, comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB USF storage, and it is very light at only 2.93 lbs.
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The Gen 3 ThinkPad X1 tablet comes with a detachable keyboard and a Pen Pro stylus. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Lenovo launches Gen 3 ThinkPad X1 tablet with larger 3K screen and updated specs

Compared to the Gen 2, the latest model integrates a bigger 13-inch IPS touchscreen with 3K resolution, CPUs updated to Intel's gen 8 Core i7 ULVs and extended security features including a fingerprint reader compatible with Windows Hello and an infrared sensor. Shipping will begin this January and MSRP starts at US$1,599.
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PostmarketOS wants to extend the life of your smartphone to ten years. (Source: PostmarketOS)

PostmarketOS team makes progress towards goal of 10 year smartphone lifecycle

PostmarketOS has expanded rapidly in their first 219 days to include 25 more devices (since the 100 day update) and six UI options.
Google Duo videochat app coming soon to tablets

Google Duo is almost ready for tablets

Although there is no official launch date for it yet, a Google Duo developer confirmed on Twitter that a special version for tablets is currently in the making.
Google Pixelbook hybrid still available, Pixel C now out of the picture

Google buries the Pixel C tablet, the Pixelbook is now alone

The two-year-old Pixel C is still an impressive piece of hardware, but Google has finally decided to stop selling it. However, the Pixel C magnetic keyboard is still available, and it retails for just US$99 (US$149 MSRP).
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Review

81% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Tablet Review

Business to Go. It took Samsung almost three years to upgrade the Galaxy Tab Active. As before, it is water- and dust-resistant and should withstand drops fairly well. LTE and support for stylus input made the predecessor very popular with outdoor fans, and our review reveals that Samsung has only improved the Galaxy Tab Active 2 ever so slightly.
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 8" | 512 g
Civilization VI hits the Apple iPad, first full Civ game for tablets

Civilization VI now available for iPads

More than just becoming available for Apple's tablets, Civilization VI is also the first game in the series to deliver the full desktop experience to those playing it on a slate.
Why Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache

Why Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) is such a headache

We often make a big deal about low-frequency Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) in our detailed reviews of displays, but why is it such a negative? This articles takes a detailed look into Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) as a technology and why certain PWM frequencies can be harmful to people.
Intel Core i5-6300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2 kg
Bluetooth certification page hints at an upcoming Huawei MediaPad M3 successor (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei MediaPad M3 successor could be coming soon

The SHT-W09 model name designation for the supposed MediaPad M5 is very similar to the BTV-W09 model name for the current MediaPad M3.
The ultimate FAQ on Always Connected notebooks with Windows 10 and Snapdragon 835

The ultimate FAQ: Answers on Always Connected PCs with Snapdragon chip and Windows 10 on ARM

Since last week it has become clear: The rigid Microsoft-Intel partnership is crumbling, and with its ARM processors, Qualcomm will become part of the laptop market in the future. The first notebooks with Snapdragon 835 will come out at the beginning of 2018, promising a long battery life and Always Connected LTE connections to the net. However, many detailed questions still remained unanswered. Here we are providing the ultimate FAQ on frequent questions around Always Connected PCs and the modern ARM variant of Windows 10.
The UAprof file shows references to a new Huawei tablet. (Source: Mobielkopen)

Rumor | References to a new Huawei tablet surface online, purportedly the MediaPad M4

Some references to what could be the successor to the MediaPad M3 have surfaced online via an UAprof.xml file. The references point to a similar display resolution as the M3 and the OS version to be Android 8 Oreo.
New characters available on Remix3D.com. (Source: Remix3D)

Ring in the spirit of the holidays with Microsoft's new Paint 3D ad

The new commercial showcases the capabilities of Microsoft's Paint 3D app while also driving home a message of inclusion and celebration — just the right theme for the holiday season.
Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

82% Lenovo Miix 520 (i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

The Surface Pro alternative. Faster than the fastest Surface Pro and cheaper as well, the Lenovo tablet returns with Kaby Lake-R to boost the Miix family back on top.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.2" | 1.2 kg
The Asus NovaGo SD835-powered covertible. (Source: Ultrabookreview)

First benchmarks of the Asus NovaGo TP370QL — the Snapdragon-powered Windows notebook

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first notebooks to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Initial impressions of the notebook seem to be positive but performance numbers seem to be behind even low-end x86 CPUs.
The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a quad-core E-Ink tablet coming this month for $800

The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a quad-core E-Ink tablet coming this month for $800

The Onyx Boox Max 2 Pro is a powerful (if expensive) eReader tablet with a huge 13.3-inch hi-res E-Ink display. The reader boasts a quad-core processor, a full version of Android 6.0, and a highly responsive E-Ink display, but there are a few drawbacks.
The i-Memory AI720 USB drive has a 0.29 inch profile and weighs only 0.38 oz. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA announces i-Memory AI720 USB drive storage expansion for iOS devices

The i-Memory AI720 includes a Lightning connector at one end and a USB 3.1 connector at the other end. It comes in 32/64/128 GB capacities and can easily handle UHD 4K video playback thanks to the 90 MB/s transfer speeds. The OTG functionality allows users to save videos and pictures directly on the stick, in order to save up space on their devices.
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Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 8 GB) Convertible Review

82% Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN (i7-8550U, GTX 1050, 8 GB) Convertible Review

More than just a convertible! Above all else, the Acer Spin 5 is a 15-inch convertible. However excitement is aplenty, because Intel’s latest Core i7-8550U and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 are what we have under the hood here. Whether this convertible laptop can function as a gaming notebook you shall learn in this extensive review.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is now official. (Source: Qualcomm)

UPDATE (specifications) | The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 has arrived

Qualcomm's second annual Snapdragon Technology Summit is underway, with the presentations of the first day including the announcement of the Snapdragon 845 and confirmation of Samsung Foundry as the manufacturing partner.
Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Laptop Review

Weak chest. While the new Intel processors represent the biggest performance boost in years, the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB is still equipped with older Kaby Lake processors. You can find out in this extensive test, why the convertible did not receive our final recommendation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The HP Envy x2 promises fast LTE and 20 hours of battery life. (Source: Qualcomm)

The Envy x2 is HP's idea of a detachable notebook with always-on connectivity

HP has taken wraps of the Envy x2, a detachable notebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Envy x2 sports a premium finish and comes with the promise of Gigabit LTE and 20 hours of battery life.
The UFS 2.1 memory chips will use Toshiba's 64-layer BICS 3D TLC NAND technology. (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba announces UFS 2.1 mobile storage chips with up to 900 MB/s sequential read speeds

The new UFS 2.1 storage memory chips integrate Toshiba's 64-layer BICS 3D TLC NAND technology, and will target mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and standalone VR headsets. Providing sequential read speeds of up to 900 MB/s, sequential write speeds of up to 180 MB/s and improved random read/write performance for the 64 GB memory chip, Toshiba promi...
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Image: Eve

Eve V flash sale going on now

Eve, the maker of the less expensive Surface Pro alternative Eve V, is offering the device in a flash sale open to the public today. Stock is limited, so head over to Eve's site if you want to secure a V of your own.
Apple iPad Pro tablet to get a cheap version in Q2 2018

Most affordable iPad ever might arrive in Q2 2018

Although it is rumored that next year will bring at least one iPad with Face ID, insiders familiar with the matter also revealed that Apple also plans to launch its cheapest iPad to date in 2018. The price of this tablet is expected to be around US$259, claim the same sources.
PC market expected to drop 2.7 percent by year's end (Source: IDC)

PC market expected to drop 2.7 percent by year's end

Laptops will rise to make up over 40 percent of the PC market in the next five years at the expense of desktops and traditional slate tablets.
HP stealthily replace the older Touchpoint Manager with a Touchpoint Analytics Service app that is sending user data to HP's servers without consent. (Source: HP)

HP accused of spying on its customers through stealthy telemetry app

HP stealthily replaced the "Touchpoint Manager" app with a new version called "Touchpoint Analytics Service", causing full CPU usage on its clients' systems and syphoning user data.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Tablet Review

82% Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) Tablet Review

Couch surfer. Amazon Prime customers who do not mind some advertisements will find the 10-inch seventh generation Fire HD Tablet great value for money. As expected, the tablet is no high-end product, however it definitely comes with a few high value components that make it an entertainment specialist. In our review, we will shed light onto the limitations you can expect with this device.
Mediatek MT8173 | PowerVR GX6250 | 10.1" | 497 g
Eve V Convertible Review

86% Eve V (m3, i5, i7) Convertible Review

From the crowd to the people. It has been about a year since the Eve V project made waves on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. The financial goal was achieved within a record time and finally even exceeded by more than 1800%. Now the time has come for the devices to be ready for shipment to the supporters and to be available for interested buyers. We have already tested the device and are comparing all three CPU models available for the Eve V.
Intel Core i5-7Y54 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Lenovo Tab 7 Essential Android tablet with MediaTek MT8161 processor (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential arrive in the US

The new Lenovo Tab 7 Essential and Tab 7 are both 7-inch tablets with quad-core MediaTek processors under the hood that come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. These slates can be acquired in the US for less than US$100.
HP Care lists the SD835 powered laptop. (Source: HP)

The HP 2US29AV could be one of the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops

Details of HP's first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop could have just leaked, courtesy of HP Care. The site lists availability of Care Pack services for an yet to be announced HP laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Lenovo Moto Tab Android tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Source: Lenovo)

AT&T-exclusive Lenovo Moto Tab launches this Friday

The 10.1-inch Moto Tab by Lenovo will join AT&T's portfolio as a slim and powerful premium tablet made for entertainment. Its list of specs and features includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, Kids Mode, and more.
Apple's iPhone 8 flagship family gets a new minor iOS update

Apple fixes the autocorrect bug on iPhones and iPads

The bug that came with iOS 11.1 and simply did not allow some users to type "i" by replacing it with "A" and a Unicode symbol has just been fixed by iOS 11.1.1. This update also takes care of an issue with Siri ("Hey Siri" sometimes not working).
Apple iPhone X smartphone with Face ID technology, Face ID-enabled iPads allegedly coming in 2018

Next year's iPads might feature Face ID

Although the hardware needed to manufacture Face ID-enabled devices is in short supply right now, Apple is expected to speed things up and to add this technology to at least one of the iPad tablets to launch in 2018.
Xiaomi announces their their full scale entrance into the Spanish market. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches into Western Europe with a new base of operations in Spain

Xiaomi has chosen Spain as the first country outside of China where they have a full business presence, due to the large and active fan-base there. Answers given during the Q&A session suggested that this new presence within Europe would simplify the importing of Xiaomi products to the rest of the European Union.
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The resulting company after the merger would rival Samsung for most IPs under one roof. (Source: Engadget)

[Update]Broadcom rumored to acquire Qualcomm

Since Qualcomm is known to go through some financial problems with the Apple lawsuit, the company could benefit from a change of management. Broadcom is currently considering to help with that, and Qualcomm's acquisition could result in a more consolidated market.
Image: Apple

IDC analytics point to 3-year decline in tablet sales

Marking the twelfth straight quarter of year-over-year decline, the third quarter of 2017 saw the tablet market slump 5.4%. Despite a bump in sales growth from 4 of the top 5 tablet retailers, the market as a whole continues its downward trend with no end in sight.
In spite of all the Qualcomm lawsuits, Apple is doing well and even managed to sell more products. (Source: Apple)

Apple's Q4 2017 earnings turn out better than expected

Revenues cap at US$52.6 billion and Apple managed to sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs compared to Q4 2016. The iPhone 8/X models are expected to increase revenues by as much as US$35 billion for Q1 2018.
The 10 nm next gen mobile CPU is expected to ship to OEMs in late 2017. (Source: WCCFTech)

Intel and ARM collaborating on next gen 3.5 GHz 10 nm Cortex A mobile processor

The next gen 10 nm mobile CPU runs at 3.5 GHz and 0.5 V, with an outstanding energy efficiency of 0.25 mW/MHz. Additionally, Intel and ARM will update the existing Cortex A55 to Intel's 22 nm manufacturing process, which will enable it to run at 2.35 GHz and 0.4 V.
In spite of all the troubles Qualcomm is going through right now, the Snapdragon SoC sales are going as planned. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Qualcomm profits down 90%, Snapdragon sales still going strong

The ongoing Apple lawsuit proves to be a thorn in Qualcomm's side. Net income is down from US$1.6 billion to US$168 million compared to last year's Q4 report. SoC sales have not been affected, however, and the stocks did not drop too much.
The three new chips enable VR and HDR capabilities at UHD resolutions. (Source: ARM)

ARM readies Mali-D71 mobile display processor with VR and HDR capabilities

The Mali-D71 display processor introduces the new CoreLink MMU-600 and Assertiev Display 5 units that enable the HDR10 color space and VR features at 4K resolutions / 120 fps. These chips should be launched with early 2019 smartphones.

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