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The Chinese underdog Maze Mobile has just introduced the Alpha X, a 6-inch phablet with a MediaTek Helio P25 processor and a screen-to-body ratio of 89.6 percent. The variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage can be pre-ordered for US$209.99 until Saturday.
Top 5 Budget Gaming Laptops
Here you will find the best 5 budget gaming laptops reviewed by Notebookcheck as of late 2017. The laptops are ranked by overall rating, not by performance. Make sure to check the detailed reviews for each model, where the pros and cons are better emphasized and should help buyers decide which laptop is most suited for the their budget and needs.
Budget Nokia 2 smartphone now available in the US
The 5-inch Nokia 2 is available in the US via Amazon for just US$99. Sadly, this Qualcomm Snapdragon 212-powered handset works on GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T, but it cannot be used on Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
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.
Update | Multiple deals for Huawei and Sony
Update: Huawei has set out a series of impressive deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hop in to find out which one catches your fancy.
Deal | You can snag a Nokia 8 for under $500
The Nokia 8, one of the few no-nonsense flagships currently on the market, is currently available on Amazon US for just a bit over $470, and on Amazon UK for £380.
Vivo V7 now official in China
The new Vivo V7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and features a 24 MP camera for selfies, being similar to the Vivo V7+. However, the V7 comes with 32 GB internal storage, while its more expensive sibling features 64 GB of storage space.
Deal | Amazon offers 33% discount on the MSI GT83VR Titan gaming laptop with GTX 1070 SLI setup
The MSI GT83VR Titan is not your usual gaming laptop. It packs all sorts of premium features like the unlocked gen 6 i7-6820HK CPU coupled with 64 GB DRR4-2400 RAM, two 256 GB NVMe SSDs + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD storage combo, 18.4-inch 1080p IPS-grade display, BD writer + SD card reader, and a SteelSeries backlit mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight and separat...
Deal | You can snag a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for under $800
A reputable seller on eBay currently has the Samsung Galaxy Note 8—brand new, unlocked, 64 GB—on sale for a bargain price of US$790. Pretty great deal when you consider the fact that its rival, the iPhone X, goes for US$200 more.
Low-end Panasonic Eluga I5 smartphone hits India
Although the Eluga I4 arrived less than two months ago, the new Eluga I5 is already official. At first sight, it looks like it has almost identical features and about the same price as its predecessor as well.
Deal | HP drops the price on the Envy 17t Touch notebook to US$1,299.99
The new Envy 17t touch notebook comes equipped with all the latest mobile tech: the powerful i7-8550U CPU coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD + 128 GB SSD combo, a gorgeous 17-inch 1080p multitouch IPS display, and even a DVD-writer.
Deal | Chinese retailers celebrating 11.11 Singles' Day with smartphone discounts
Cheap smartphones are now even cheaper just for the occasion. The Vernee Mix 2 and LeEco Le Max 2 can be had new for $180 USD and $270 USD, respectively.
Selfie-focused Oppo F5 phablet hits India
One month after launching in the Philippines, the 6-inch Oppo F5 Android phablet arrives in India, a very good market for selfie-centric handsets. The most attractive feature of this device is the 20 MP front camera with an AI-assisted beautify mode that promises to deliver amazing selfies.
Credit card-sized NichePhone-S handset debuts in Japan
This tiny basic smartphone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (yes that is the pre-KitKat Android, no mistake here!) and is powered by the MediaTek MT6752A processor. Priced around US$90, it is scheduled to hit Japan later this week.
Ubisoft kicks off the Holiday Season by offering Watch Dogs for free to PC users
This giveaway that offers the PC edition of the popular action-adventure video game Watch Dogs to all Uplay users starts tomorrow and ends on November 13. However, those in a hurry can already preload the game, but they will have to wait until tomorrow to play it.
Deal | GameStop's Power Pass promises half a year of unlimited gaming for 60 bucks
For just US$60, gamers can purchase a GameStop Power Pass subscription, which allows for unlimited game rentals for a 6 month period beginning November 19. The icing on the cake is that gamers get to keep any rented game for themselves at the end of the subscription period.
ZTE Overture 3 coming soon to Cricket Wireless
The low-end ZTE Overture 3 is scheduled to hit Cricket Wireless on November 10 for just US$49.99 for new and existing customers, but switchers can get it for free. The only specs revealed so far are a 5-inch display, an unnamed quad-core processor, and a 5 MP main camera.
Black Friday comes early (for Dell)
It's the holiday season, which means Black Friday deals are coming. Dell is kicking things off with some enticing deals on XPS and Alienware notebooks and desktops. The sale is on now until 8 AM EST on November 3.
Deal | You can snag an Xperia XZ for just over $300
The Sony Xperia XZ was released in October last year with a price tag of over $600. The same device is available on Amazon at the moment, and it will set you back just a bit over $300.
Assassin's Creed Origins is now available for purchase
A decade after the release of the first game in the series, Assassin's Creed Origins takes the player all the way back to Egypt's Ptolemaic period. This new game runs on Windows PCs, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Dumbing it down: 3G version of Nokia 3310 coming to the U.S. for $60
The Nokia 3310, the redesigned "dumb" phone modeled after the classic Nokia 3310, is now available for pre-order in the United States. Available for USD $60, the phone can be ordered through Best Buy and will officially go on sale October 29th.
Deal | For a limited time you can claim Civilization III for free and play just one more turn
The Humble Store has Steam keys for the Complete Edition of Civilization III available for free, but get in quick because this deal ends on Saturday.
Prime position: Moto X4 to go on sale via Amazon Prime Exclusive tonight, will retail for $330
The upcoming mid-range smartphone from Motorola will go on sale via Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phones program tonight at 10 PM PST (12 AM CST). The Moto X4 will retail for $330, a $70 discount, but will feature tailored lock screen ads and pre-installed Amazon apps. The deal is available only to Amazon Prime members.
Foldable ZTE Axon M smartphone now official
The ZTE Axon M features the slightly outdated Snapdragon 821 processor, but it is the only handset to feature a dual display folding design with four operating modes nowadays. Sadly, it will only hit the market via AT&T next month.
Deal | Get the 14-inch Jumper EZBook 3s ultrabook for only US$278
The razor-thin and lightweight EZBook 3S ultrabook comes with Intel's Celeron N3450 ULV quad-core CPU, coupled with 6 GB DDR3 RAM, and offers an unexpected 256 GB SSD solution. The HD Graphics 500 iGPU powers the 14-inch 1080p IPS display and the 10,000 mAh battery should last for 3-5 hours.
Deal | You can snag a Galaxy S8+ for just over $600
There's a deal on eBay at the moment which has a new, unlocked, dual-sim Galaxy S8+ at a bargain price of $630. The S8+ features a 6.2-inch SUPER AMOLED QHD display, Exynos 8895, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery.
Multiplayer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005) is back online
The 2005 multiplayer classic Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has had its multiplayer servers come back online. Matches support up to 64 players with Crossplay support between GOG and Steam, although a few more bugs may need to be squashed for some players.
Deal | You can snag an LG V20 for $300
The LG V20—new, unlocked, 64 GB version—is now available on Walmart and Amazon for a bargain price of $302. It features a 5.7-inch QHD display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, Snapdragon 820, dual rear cameras, and a 3200 mAh battery.
C64 Mini retro console coming next year for US$70
Retro Games Ltd. has just revealed that its modern Commodore 64 compact replica is on its way to an early 2018 launch as the C64 Mini. This US$69.99 game console is expected to hit the market loaded with 64 licensed games such as Paradroid or Impossible Mission.
Alcatel Idol 5 heading for Cricket Wireless
The VR-ready, MediaTek Helio P20-powered Alcatel Idol 5 is scheduled to hit Cricket Wireless at the end of October 2017. The price tag of the handset reads US$199, but the UNI360 VR Goggles accessory is not included in the package and can be acquired for US$49.
Sprint's latest deal offers two LG V30+ phones for the price of one
The LG V30+ arrives on October 13 and Sprint's promotional department is in full BOGO swing. Lease one of LG's new phones and the second one is free, no buts or ifs. LG V30+ customers also qualify for the Daydream by Google promotion which offers a free VR headset and video game bundle.
Deal | The Dell Latitude 13 7000 can be yours for just US$599
Dell's premium business offering, the Latitude 13 7370, is currently available on Dell's eBay store for just US$599 — more than 50% off its original price of US$1,300. The discounted price also includes a US$100 on-page discount.
Moto G5S Plus coming to the US later this month
Yesterday, the Moto G5S Plus became available for pre-order across the US starting at US$229.99. The successor of the popular Moto G5 Plus is scheduled to launch on September 29.
ZTE Tempo X hits Boost Mobile for just $79.99 USD, features a Snapdragon 210 processor
The ZTE Tempo X arrives more than a year after Boost Mobile introduced its predecessor, the ZTE Tempo. This new handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and only 1 GB RAM, but it comes loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Moto done right? Moto X4 coming to Project Fi, will receive two years of updates
Google announced today that the upcoming Moto X4 will be available as an Android One device on their Project Fi mobile network. The smartphone will run Stock Android and come with a guaranteed minimum of two years of software updates and support from Google.
T-Mobile increases its unlimited plan's throttling limit
Not long after launching the "Netflix On Us" deal, T-Mobile is now increasing the throttling limit of its unlimited plan from the industry-leading 32 GB to no less than 50 GB.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II to feature Google Assistant support
Although Bose still has to announce these headphones, a Reddit user spotted the QuietComfort 35 II retail box and shared an image that clearly shows the "Google Assistant built-in" logo on it.
Dell XPS 13 with 8th gen Core i7-8550U CPU now shipping in US
The Kaby Lake-R model will not come until very late this month. Configurable options are limited to just FHD or QHD (+$350 USD) and Silver or Rose Gold (+$50 USD) colors for now.
Deal | Get the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD for $1,499
The Microsoft Store offers the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition for US$1,499. It is powered by the Core i7-7500U CPU from Intel coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, and it also comes with the 512 GB SSD option that has Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. This is the world's first notebook to integrate the InfinityEdge display that places an almost borderless 13-...
Free Netflix coming to T-Mobile customers tomorrow
T-Mobile's "Netflix On Us" offer brings free Netflix to all ONE Family plan users with at least two T-Mobile ONE lines. This deal comes as T-Mobile's answer to services like AT&T's DirecTV Now and Verizon Wireless' Go90.
ZTE Blade A2S hits China this Friday
The 5.2-inch ZTE Blade A2S is a new handset with a price slightly higher than US$100. Its list of specs includes an octa-core processor by MediaTek, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
Xiaomi launches the Mi A1 smartphone
The new Mi A1 smartphone comes with stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat on board but uses Xiaomi's own photo app. It sports a dual camera with 2X optical zoom and a price of less than US$235.
IFA 2017 | Fossil launches the Q Venture and Q Explorist smartwatches
The Fossil Q Venture and the Q Explorist are now finally available in select stores and online as the first full-round touchscreen smartwatches from this brand. Both have a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip under the hood and run Android Wear 2.0 out of the box.
T-Mobile's latest BOGO promotion gets you two Note 8 phones for the price of one
Buy a Note 8, get a second Note 8 for free (after rebate). T-Mobile's latest incentive offers the best deal yet on the upcoming handset, and is compatible with Samsung's Do Bigger Things promotion.
IFA 2017 | Archos reveals the Access and Core low-end smartphones
The Archos Access comes with a quad-core processor and a screen size ranging from 4 to 5.5 inches, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The Core smartphone, its 5-inch sibling, comes with up to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The prices start below US$60 and go as high as US$120.
Micromax launches Canvas Plex in India
This 8-inch Android slate will arrive in India the day after tomorrow. Its highlights include DTS sound, Android Nougat, and a one-year subscription to the local online streaming service Eros Now.
New PlayStation VR bundle to launch on September 1 for US$399
The PS VR bundle will see a significant price cut beginning September 1 bringing the cost of owning a PS VR bundle and the PS4 to just US$700, making this the cheapest VR implementation one can get.
Maze Alpha with 6 GB RAM now available for purchase
This 6-inch phablet with more memory than before is now available for US$209.99 exclusively on GearBest. Its buyers get a chance to win a 4 GB Alpha, the older Maze Blade smartphone, or a protective case for the Alpha.
Xiaomi Mi 5X to launch worldwide on September 5
This budget handset that has the same camera setup as the Mi 6 flagship currently retails for the equivalent of US$220 in China and next week it will finally hit other markets.
Deal | Get the MSI GL62M gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for only $869.99
GearBest comes with a week-long deal for the MSI GL62M 7RDX 15.6-inch gaming laptop. You can get the Core i5-7300HQ CPU packed with 8 GB DDR4 RAM and the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU for as low as US$869.99.
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