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Currently in review: Dell XPS 15 7590 & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019

Battle of the 15.6-inch laptops | Currently in review: Dell XPS 15 7590 & Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019

We are currently reviewing the brand-new Dell XPS 15 7590 and the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019, which is almost identical to the multimedia laptop ThinkPad X1 Extreme. We want to share our initial impressions and measurements of the screens. Very good: Both 1080p screens are very bright and show accurate colors.
Lenovo's Panel Lottery continues with 3 different 14-inch LowPower displays

Innolux ahead of AUO and BOE | Lenovo's Panel Lottery continues with 3 different 14-inch LowPower displays

The new 14-inch LowPower displays in Lenovo's T-series will probably be very popular options among customers, but similar to recent years, there are multiple suppliers and one clear winner. Update: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 with fourth panel version from LG Philips
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case

We are currently reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019, the convertible sister-model of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7. One of the most striking differences between the two X1 ThinkPads is the aluminum chassis of the Yoga ThinkPad.
Camera comparison: Huawei P30 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs. Sony Xperia 1 vs. OnePlus 7 Pro

Sony Xperia 1 smartphone camera comparison: Sony simply can't find a way to the top

Can Sony finally fulfill its camera potential? Photo quality hasn't been an actual strength of Sony Xperia smartphones so far. Whether the Japanese manufacturer is finally able to realize its camera potential with the Xperia 1, you'll find out in our review. In an extensive camera comparison, we'll pit the Sony Xperia 1 against the current camera elite of the Android resort: the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, the Huawei P30 Pro and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Dell's newly released XPS 15 7590 with OLED display. (Source: Saydigi Tech)

Opinion | Any XPS 15 7590 "review" already out... isn't a review

You are going to start seeing articles and videos cleverly implying educated conclusions about Dell's recently released XPS 15 7590. Don't be fooled into thinking they are anything other than first-impressions.
Looking to buy an OLED laptop this year? Here's what you need to know

Looking to buy an OLED laptop this year? Here's what you need to know

(Updated 06/07/2017) To OLED, or not to OLED: That is the question. Manufacturers are heavily pushing OLED displays in notebooks for 2019, but should you make the leap? We examine the Samsung SDCA029 panel to be used by all 15.6-inch notebooks this year to help you decide if the advantages are worth the drawbacks for your usage.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s

The ThinkPad T495s is in review: Battery runtime and performance are good, but the fan is annoying

The ThinkPad T495s with the Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U has finally arrived. We have first test results and compare them with the Intel counterpart ThinkPad T490s. Is the slim ThinkPad with the AMD SoC the better choice?
The best display we have tested so far: DreamColor in the HP ZBook 15 G5

The best display we have tested so far: DreamColor in the HP ZBook 15 G5

HP's DreamColor displays are designed for customers with high requirements in terms of accurate colors and wide color gamut. We checked the performance of the 15-inch DreamColor screen in the mobile workstation HP ZBook 15 G5.
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.
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
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T590 & T490 size-comparison

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T590 & T490 size-comparison

We are reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad T590 at the moment. Having just reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad T490, we used this opportunity to compare both in terms of design & size.
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
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.
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.
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is difficult to upgrade

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is difficult to upgrade

Of the newest compact business T & X business ThinkPads, the Thinkpad T490 offers the best upgradeability. Unfortunately, the manufacturer makes the process of opening the chassis tedious, as Lenovo uses loads of plastic clips.
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with Low Power FHD screen outdoors

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 with IGZO Low Power FHD screen

Notebookcheck is reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 at the moment. Our review sample contains a FHD screen that Lenovo markets as "Low Power". As we found out, the screen used here is not a normal a-SI IPS LCD, but a higher qualit...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC Review (Image source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 712 SoC Review: Initial benchmarks from Qualcomm's latest processor

A competitor to the Snapdragon 855? We recently reviewed the Mi 9 SE, the first device we have tested with a Snapdragon 712 SoC. Now, we are analysing Qualcomm's new octa-core chip in several benchmarks and comparing the results against the Snapdragon 710, and the flagship-level Snapdragon 855. Read on to find out how the Snapdragon 712 compares and performs.
Camera test: Xiaomi Mi 9 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. Review units courtesy of Trading Shenzhen.

Mi-series camera comparison: Xiaomi Mi 9 vs. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

A smartphone is not necessarily better simply because it’s newer and more expensive. We take a look at Xiaomi’s current Mi 9 series and compare its cameras to last year’s Mi-series. How noticeable are the differences? Which Mi device will end up victorious in this shootout? Find out in our extensive Xiaomi camera comparison.
The 9th Gen Intel Coffee Lake-H Refresh processors are now official. (Source: Intel)

8 cores in a laptop: Intel announces improved 45 W 9th Gen H-series Coffee Lake-Refresh processors; Core i9-9980HK posts impressive preliminary performance

Intel has officially announced the 9th generation H-series 45 W processors today with several new features and performance improvements. Leading the stack is the Core i9-9980HK and the Core i9-9980H that sport an 8C/16T configuration with 16 MB L3 cache. The 9980HK is the only unlocked variant and can boost up to 5 GHz thanks to Intel's Thermal Velocity Boost. Preliminary performance results appear to show significantly improved multi-core performance compared to the 8th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. The 9th gen CFL-H Refresh CPUs will soon be seen in most gaming and content creation laptops from all major OEMs.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti are now official. (Source: NVIDIA)

100 fps for the masses — NVIDIA launches mobile versions of the GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti: First Benchmarks

NVIDIA has officially announced the availability of the GeForce GTX 1650 and the GTX 1660 Ti along with their Max-Q variants. These Turing-based GTX 16-series GPUs are slated to feature in most budget to mid-range gaming notebooks...
ThinkPad T490s and X390: Brighter, more accurate and better contrast

ThinkPad T490s and X390: Brighter, more accurate and better contrast

We have first display measurements of the two new ThinkPads T490s and X390. Lenovo managed to improve the brightness as well as the color accuracy, but not everything is better.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
Just arrived: ThinkPad T490s and X390 in review

Just arrived: ThinkPad T490s and X390 in review

The 2019 ThinkPad have been comparatively small refreshes so far, but now we get our hands on the first really new models. Lenovo wants to address two big issues with this generation: A bigger screen for the smallest X-ThinkPad and brighter panels for the T-series. Update: Panel-IDs added
Beware: Lenovo ThinkPad E485 might be equipped with a much darker FHD screen

Beware: Lenovo ThinkPad E485 might be equipped with a much darker FHD screen

We have reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad E485. Of this model, we received not only one, but two review samples. As in many cases, both review samples had different LCD panels. Unfortunately, one panel is much darker than the other one...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

ThinkPad X1 Extreme is louder after BIOS update

Some users of the ThinkPad Extreme X1 contacted us and reported problems with annoying fans. We organized another test sample and checked some aspects with the latest BIOS updates.
Intel Core i7-8750H |
The Nokia 9. (Source: NDTV)

Opinion | By all indications, the Nokia 9 PureView's cameras were not designed with the average user in mind

HMD Global released the Nokia 9 PureView a few weeks ago, and the first batch of camera reviews from various outlets are finally in. While photos taken by the flagship's five rear cameras are excellent, it’s become painfully obvio...
ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Caution: Hot – ThinkPad E490 & E590 have arrived

Lenovo sent us the two new laptops ThinkPad E490 and ThinkPad E590. After temperature problems with the Radeon GPU in last year's ThinkPad E480, we were eager to find out whether Lenovo fixed the issues or not for the new E490, but our initial measurements are not promising.
Intel Core i7-8565U | AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
In review: The affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L390

We are reviewing the affordable & compact Lenovo ThinkPad L390

The year 2019 brings us a new generation of business laptops. One of the first specimens of this new wave has made it to our testing-labs: The Lenovo ThinkPad L390, an affordable ThinkPad laptop for companies and students.
The Pocophone F1. (Source: BBC)

DxOMark | Pocophone F1: Still the best value option

Xiaomi's Pocophone F1 has been hailed for offering incredibly high value for money. The device was tested by DxOMark, and managed to impress, outperforming devices like the Galaxy Note 8 in certain departments.
This issue has been evident on Huawei phones for a while. Look how much paler the Mate 10 Pro's image is. (Source: Manila Shaker Philippines)

DxOMark | The Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro's rear cameras may be excellent but their selfies are poor

DxOMark introduced a new camera score this week: one that evaluates selfies. The Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hold top spot, but the most surprising result belongs to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro. Both top the charts in...
Apple MacBook Pro 15 – Core i9 slower than Core i7!

$300 more for less performance | Apple MacBook Pro 15 – Core i9 slower than Core i7!

When Apple started selling the MacBook Pro 15 with the new 6-core CPUs, we saw numerous negative reports about the performance, especially with the optional i9 CPU. We previously reviewed the i7 SKU and it took several software updates before the performance of the i7 was stable, but the i9 still disappoints.
Intel Core i9-8950HK | AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
The best display for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon – All panels in comparison

FHD, Touchscreen, WQHD or HDR? | The best display for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon – All panels in comparison

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the best business Ultrabooks you can buy. Lenovo offers a total of four different displays for its flagship device, and we test...
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Even we at Notebookcheck are sometimes surprised by test samples. The entry-level CPU of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is about 25% faster than the more expensive Core i7 under sustained workloads. How is that possible?

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)