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Announced as Surface for Windows 8 Pro back in June 2012, Microsoft's well-known 2-in-1 convertible was later renamed to Surface Pro and made its debut in February 2013. The fifth generation was released last year, in June.
BLU Vivo One and Vivo X unlocked Android handsets coming soon
Miami-based BLU Products unleashed two new handsets, namely the quad-camera Vivo X and the budget-friendly Vivo One. Just as expected, both run Android Nougat and use MediaTek processors.
Xiaomi Mi TV apparently heading for India
While the Redmi Note 5 is headed for India and expected to arrive on February 14, it looks like the Mi TV is going to be introduced locally on the same day.
Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition coming soon to Android
Quite a while after reaching iOS (July 2017), Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition is finally (almost) ready to launch on Google Android. This mobile game is based on the 2008 title and features 25 playable characters.
Deal | The Mi Note 3 is currently available for under $300
The Mi Note 3, one of our top value picks of 2017, has seen yet another price slash—one that takes the price tag of its base model below the $300 mark.
Amazon to drop lock screen ads from their Prime Exclusive phones
Phones sold through Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phone program will no longer display lock screen ads, according to the retailer. The phones, which which were sold at prices substantially lower than MSRP, will instead feature Amazon-centric apps only while retaining (most of) their discounts.
Deal | Moto Z2 Play now available for $349.99
The Moto Z2 Play is currently available for just $349.99, $150 off its MSRP.
Honor 7X in red hits the US for US$199.99
Just in time for this year's Valentine Day, the Honor 7X can now be acquired in red. Priced at US$199.99, it also comes with a free case, but the amount of units available is limited.
The Top 10 Bestselling Gaming Laptops from iBuyPower
As mouth-watering as those flagship $2000+ gaming laptops may be, they infrequently sell anywhere near the volume as more affordable budget and mainstream alternatives. We compare and contrast the top gaming notebooks that users are much more likely to purchase.
Microsoft Surface laptop with Intel Core m3-7Y30 onboard available for US$799
The new base model of the Microsoft Surface laptop features an Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage. Sadly, this US$799 model can only be acquired in Platinum finish.
Deal | HTC U11 sees temporary $100 price slash in the US
The HTC U11, starting today, will see a price slash that shaves $100 off its regular retail price. The deal ends on February 15.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops
Update February 2018. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
BLU Pure View packs an 18:9 display and dual front cameras for just US$200
The BLU Pure View was silently introduced last week on Amazon with an 18:9 display, 5V/2A quick charge, face unlock, and a dual front camera setup onboard. However, this 5.7-inch handset is only powered by the outdated MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor.
Deal | Essential Phone now available for just $435
The Essential PH-1 was one of our picks for best value smartphone of 2017, and it's cheaper right now, as Amazon has it listed at US$435. Not a bad deal for a device with a QHD display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a Snapdragon 835.
BLU R2 Plus budget smartphone hits Amazon
The 5.5-inch BLU R2 Plus is now available via Amazon for US$179.99. Its specs include a MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.
Budget-friendly LG Aristo 2 now official
The Snapdragon 425-powered LG Aristo 2 comes with Android 7.1.2 onboard and only features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. However, its price is far below the US$100 mark, so there is not much to complain about.
Deal | The Xiaomi Mi A1 is currently available on eBay for just $225
The Mi A1, one of our best value picks for 2017, is currently on sale on eBay at a nigh-unpassable price point of $225, $50 off its price on Amazon.
Eurocom will take your old Alienware or MSI notebook for 25 percent off your next purchase
That old Alienware laptop with GeForce GT 555M graphics buried in the closet could help cut $1000 USD or more off the purchase of your next Eurocom system.
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.
Deal | The Xperia XZ1 is available at the moment for just over US$540
The Xperia XZ1, one of Sony's flagship devices for 2017, is currently available on Amazon at an enticing price point of just $543.
Sandstone OnePlus 5T might hit the market next month
A recently uploaded YouTube video by OnePlus suggests that a stone-textured handset is on its way, although we will probably have an official confirmation at CES 2018, if not sooner.
Amazon Prime gained 4 million users in just one week
This holiday season was excellent for Amazon, with twice as many Fire TV Sticks purchased compared to last year's same period, while no less than 4 million people signed up for Amazon Prime in just one week.
Deal | The ASUS ROG Strix GL702VS gets a $300 price slash
The 17.3" Asus ROG Strix GL702VS with the 8 GB GTX 1070, Intel i7-7700HQ, and 75 GHz G-Sync display is currently available on Amazon for US$1399.99, US$300 off its regular price.
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.
Deal | Nova Launcher Prime now available for $0.99
Nova Launcher, one of the best launchers for Android, is currently on sale for just US$0.99.
Red Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition hits Indonesia
The successful mid-range Xiaomi Mi A1 finally receives a red edition. Sadly, only Indonesia gets this new color choice for now. The rest of the world only gets to choose between black, gold, and rose gold.
Deal | Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL get sizeable discounts
The second generation Pixels, debatably the best smartphones on the planet right now, are currently getting discounts, with US buyers getting up to a $75 price slash, and potential purchasers in the UK having the chance to snag them for up to £100 less than their RRPs.
Brace yourself for a porg attack in Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Porg Invasion
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Disney and its subsidiary, Lucasfilm, announced a new game for PC and mobile that enabled players help BB-8 and Chewbacca defend the Millennium Falcon from porgs.
Sea of Thieves now up for pre-order, coming March 20
Microsoft's open-world adventure game Sea of Thieves is up for pre-order already, but it will only launch globally on March 20, 2018. This title will be available for both the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs.
Deal | GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered
Everybody's favorite Department of Death Travel Agent, Manny Calavera, can now lead your PC to the Ninth Underworld for free, courtesy of GOG.com.
Deal | Motorola is offering great deals on its smartphones that give you even more bang for your buck
In the spirit of the holiday season, Motorola is currently offering a number of great deals on its smartphones. Devices like the Moto X4, Moto G5 Plus, Moto Z2 Play and others currently benefit from this, which means you can nab any of them on the cheap right now.
The Most Popular Laptops of Late 2017
Wisdom of the crowd? The Amazon Bestseller list is usually a good indication of which laptops capture buyers' attention and what users generally look forward to when buying a notebook. In this article, we take a look at some of the notebooks that have made it to the Amazon bestsellers list in the Laptop Computers category.
UPDATE: Sale over | Grab an Alienware 15 R3 with a GTX 1070 for USD $1450
The Nvidia GTX 1070-equipped Alienware 15 R3 is currently on sale at Best Buy for USD $1450, or $350 less than its retail price.
Get World in Conflict and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag for free this month
Ubisoft is offering the acclaimed RTS World in Conflict now through December 11th. They will then release Assassin's Creed: Black Flag for free from December 12 through the 18th.
Target launches a new mobile payment system
The Target app has just received Wallet, a mobile payment system that only supports the Target REDcard for now, but it will soon gain the ability to add and pay with Target GiftCards as well.
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.
OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition coming to India next week
The Star Wars Limited Edition of the OnePlus 5T has not been dropped since it has just been revealed that the Indian market will get it later this month. This special flagship made its debut this weekend during Comic Con India.
Google launches Datally mobile data saving app
Since having more than a few GB of free, full-speed mobile data remains a dream for many Android users around the world, Google Datally comes to help them by providing the tools needed to better manage its usage.
The 10 Best Multimedia Laptops for Late 2017
Creativity, unhindered. Holiday season is finally upon us, and thus begins one of the most lucrative periods for anyone mulling to purchase a new notebook excelling both in content creation and consumption. The choices can be daunting, but leave it to us to help you decide on the best multimedia notebook to perfectly complement your needs.
Dell Vostro 14 5471 with 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor now up for pre-order
The new Dell Vostro 14 5471 comes with up to AMD Radeon R530 GDDR5 graphics and an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Those interested can pre-order it only in China for now, where its starting price is roughly equal to US$830.
Skyforge now available on Xbox One
After five years in development, Skyforge entered the open beta stage in early 2015. This free-to-play MMORPG was released for PlayStation 4 in April, and now the time has finally arrived for the Xbox One console to get it as well.
OnePlus 5T Lava Red Limited Edition hits China
Although a Star Wars-themed special edition was apparently on its way, OnePlus only released a Lava Red Limited Edition of the 5T flagship. Sadly, it is only available in China for now.
Deal | The Xperia XZ Premium is available for $550
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is currently on sale on Best Buy and Amazon for just $550, $150 off its launch price, which is an incredible bargain for one of the few Android devices with a 4k display.
Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8 hits Microsoft Store
With the Lumia handsets dead and gone, the Devices section of the Microsoft Store is now hosting smartphones by other brands, and the latest to arrive is the Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8. This handset is a regular Note 8 with a set of pre-loaded apps by Microsoft, including Cortana and Microsoft Launcher.
Deal | The Moto Z2 Force is up for grabs for under $400
The Moto Z2 Force is currently available on T-Mobile, with prospective buyers having the option to pay it off at once for just US$375, an impressive 48% discount off its regular retail price of US$720.
The 10 Best Gaming Laptops for Late 2017
Defeat your opponents on the go. Is it time to upgrade to a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Here are the top 10 gaming notebooks from our database and our picks for the top in each category.
Sanctum 2 is now free if you claim it within the next two days
Humble Bundle inc. is offering up the tower-defense-cum-FPS game, Sanctum 2, for free as long as you claim it within the next 48 hours.
Deal | You can snag an LG G6 for a smidgen over £360 in the UK
The G6, LG's flagship released earlier in the year has seen a massive price slash over the months from its launch price of £649. Prospective buyers in the UK can get one on the cheap right now for just £363.
Misfit Command hybrid smartwatch now up for pre-order
The successor of the Vapor is now official as the Misfit Command and can be pre-ordered starting at US$112.49. This hybrid smartwatch comes with a regular cell battery that can last up to an entire year.
The 10 Best Ultraportables for Late 2017
Big power, small package. Looking for a new ultraportable notebook or laptop this holiday season? We've compiled a list of the best thin-and-light devices we've reviewed this year to help in your purchasing and gifting decisions.
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