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Hands On With Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 Convertible At CES 2017

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:57:00 -0500

CES 2017 is just warming up, but already we have seen a ton of hot new products unleashed. Among these is Dell’s new XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook, which first broke cover on Monday. Today, we had the pleasure of taking a closer look at this Infinity Edge’d stunner. Dell’s XPS 13 notebook has long been a favorite of ours, earning Editor’s


Samsung Unpacks Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge At Mobile World Congress 2016 Unveil

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:52:00 -0500

All eyes have been on Samsung and its new mobile boss, D.J. Koh, to see how he would lead the top tier handset maker into a new generation of smartphone products. And today, during Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event, all eyes were literally focused on Mr. Koh as he hopped on stage amid a flurry of flashing lights, loud music, and a hazy,


ARM's Next Gen Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55 And Mali-G72 Cores Flex Mobile AI And VR Muscle

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:02:00 -0400

ARM has developed a new generation of mobile chips that will empower smartphones and tablets of tomorrow with machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, along with claimed significant increases in power efficiency and performance. The company's new Cortex-A75 CPU core for premium, high performance device requirements and Cortex-A55


Huawei Matebook X Pro: Hands-On A Powerful, Super-Thin Bezel Laptop With Pop-Up Webcam

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:45:00 -0500

Huawei has lifted the veil on a new thin and attractive ultraportable laptop called the Matebook X Pro today, and it has impressive hardware specs packed inside its svelte chassis. The machined aluminum-clad MateBook X Pro notebook measures just 304mm x 217mm x 14.6mm and weighs in at 1.33kg (a little under 3 pounds). Huawei will offer the


LG G6 Hands-On Preview: Compact And Gorgeous 5.7-inch QHD+ Display, Dual Rear Cameras And Snapdragon 821

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

After months of leaks, the LG G6 has finally been officially unveiled. LG has gone completely back to the drawing board versus its predecessor, the questionably modular LG G5. In its place is a sleek, amazingly compact and efficient aluminum unibody design with a large 5.7-inch display. It's a truly premium flagship device and we got some


Alienware 13 With OLED: Hands-On The Future Of Laptop Displays

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:01:00 -0400

Update: 6/25/16 - Check out our full review and deep dive of the Alienware 13 OLED right here. Dell's Alienware 13 gaming notebook has been a favorite among gamers on the go and power users that want a little more horsepower in a light, 13-inch machine. However, over the past couple of years, the Alienware team hasn't changed-up the design


Hands-On With The Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming Notebook at CES 2017

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:29:00 -0500

Everyone needs a little more gaming in their life. CES 2017 has brought out some truly absurd mobile fragging monsters, like the Acer Predator 21 X and Razer Project Valerie gaming notebooks. For those of us with pesky mortgages and student loans interfering with our stacks of cash, a more modest solution is in order. The Inspiron 7000


GoPro Fusion Spherical 360 Degree VR 5.2K Camera Launching 2H 2017

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:43:00 -0400

It is time to take your GoPro footage to the next level. The company just announced the pilot program for Fusion, its new spherical 360 Degree VR 5.2K camera. GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman remarked, “Fusion is just that, the ability to capture every angle simultaneously…as though you had six GoPro cameras fused into one. Whether


Google Assistant Makes Jump From Pixel Devices To Most Nougat And Marshmallow Smartphones This Week

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:47:00 -0500

Most Android users will be happy to know that Google is actually working to make Google Assistant as universal as possible across a myriad of devices. The AI assistant will be rolling out to all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow eventually but will also be available on some newly announced partner devices like


Australian Regulators Sue Apple Over Fatal Error 53 Bricking Of Repaired iPhones

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:20:00 -0400

Shrimp on the barbie? Try Apple on the barbie. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing Apple over “Error 53”, which bricked iPhones and iPads last year that were repaired by third-parties. The ACCC claims that the forced software bricking violated Australian consumer law. Last February, several iPhone 6 users


NVIDIA's Whisper Mode For GeForce-Powered Gaming Laptops Put To The Test

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:04:00 -0400

A new feature of NVIDIA's latest GeForce technology for laptops that we weren't able to evaluate until now, is something NVIDIA calls Whisper Mode. Like its recently introduced Max-Q technology that paves the way for thinner and lighter gaming laptops such as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501, Whisper Mode is another type of mobile gaming optimization,


LG V30 Hands-On First Look: What May Be A Fantastic Android Flagship

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:50:00 -0400

If you keep a pulse on the premium smartphone arena, you probably have a line on the fact that there might be something special about the forthcoming LG V30. Set for an official IFA 2017 unveiling, the new handset has been leaked, rumored and even teased by LG itself. LG in fact has been on a consistent marketing blitz, releasing bits and


Galaxy Note 8 Hands-On At Samsung Unpacked 2017 In NYC: Premium, Empowered Android

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:49:00 -0400

We had the chance to spend some time at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event in New York City today, where the brand new Galaxy Note 8 was officially unveiled. If you missed our initial coverage of the announcement, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440) and many design cues borrowed


First Hybrid Intel-AMD Chip Benchmarks With Dell XPS 15 Show Vega M Obliterating Intel UHD And MX 150 Graphics

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:10:00 -0500

Earlier this year at CES 2018, Dell introduced its new XPS 15 2-In-1 convertible laptop, which it considers to be the world's most powerful hybrid machine. In this case, all of its computing muscle is coming from Intel's new 8th Generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors that feature an on-package AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL GPU with 4GB of HBM2.


Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition Laptop Preview: Ode To A Mobile Workhorse

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0400

If ever there was a brand of laptops that folks might refer to as “iconic,” it would be Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of business-class machines. The ThinkPad line was also a very successful go-to notebook brand for many mainstream consumers over the years as well. Known for their minimalist, straight-forward but highly functional design characteristics,


Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Hands-On Demo And First Look From Unpacked 2017

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:30:00 -0400

We spent the better part of this morning at Lincoln Center in New York City attending Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event, where the company unveiled its brand-new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones and a few new accessories. If you missed our early coverage of the event, you can check out the initial announcement here and the new Gear 360 Camera, cool


Galaxy S9 And S9+ Hands-On: Samsung Flagships Offer Impressive New Features And Performance

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

After months of leaks and weeks of teasers, Samsung has finally officially pulled the wraps off its next generation flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. If you're familiar with the current generation Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the designs of the refreshed models should be immediately familiar. However, there is plenty going on


Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Teardown Exposes Massive Battery, Upgradable SSD

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:31:00 -0400

Dell’s XPS 15 2-In-1 is a unique hybrid convertible, premium ultrabook in a couple of respects, partly because of its high quality Dell XPS series machined aluminum and hybrid carbon fiber construction, along with its beautiful 15-inch, 400 nits, near bezel-less Dell Infinity Edge display. However, the machine is also powered by a unique processor


Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Pairs Intel 8th Gen Core And RX Vega Brawn With InfinityEdge Beauty

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:05:00 -0500

Earlier this week, Intel unloaded its full arsenal of 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors that are backed with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs. The unlikely pair has delivered a mobile powerhouse chip package that combines excellent processing performance with GeForce GTX 1050-class graphics for thin-and-light systems. Dell is the latest


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Boosts CPU & GPU Performance With 4K HDR Capture, 3X Faster AI

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Yesterday, Qualcomm gave us a sneak peek at its next generation mobile processor: the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Like its Snapdragon 835 predecessor, the Snapdragon 845 will be used in countless flagship Android smartphones arriving in 2018, and will also likely end up in future "Always Connected" Windows 10 mobile PCs. Today, Qualcomm


Apple’s 10th Anniversary iPhone 8 With OLED Display Could Top $1,000

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:54:00 -0500

Diamonds are the traditional tenth anniversary gift, but Apple reportedly has a little something different up its sleeve. Apple is planning on releasing a tenth anniversary iPhone 8 with an OLED display and it will likely cost upward of $1,000 USD. The 5.7-inch iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) will likely look quite different than its predecessors.


Qualcomm Unleashes Snapdragon 820 With Adreno 530 Graphics, Better Performance, Lower Power For Mobile Devices

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:45:00 -0500

Get ready for the next generation of mobile. So says Qualcomm, a formidable force in the mobile sector with its Snapdragon silicon, and today the company held an event in New York City to demonstrate for the first time its highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip (SoC). More than just a speed bump and refresh of the Snapdragon 810,


Galaxy S9+ Versus Pixel 2 XL Camera Shoot-Out, Crowning A New Image Quality King?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:56:00 -0400

Mobile device makers have made a concerted effort to improve camera performance on each new generation of smartphone. While there is still a gap between a handset and a Digital SLR (DSLR), today's phones are capable of taking excellent photos. It's become a point of focus, and with the advances in imaging, like Bokeh effects, armchair photographers


Qualcomm Unveils Intel's Worst Nightmare, Always Connected Snapdragon Windows 10 Convertibles Launched

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:28:00 -0500

For the folks at Intel, all eyes are likely on Qualcomm today. While Intel has faced the toughest competition in recent years from AMD's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC family of processors, the company will soon be encountering a separate attack from Qualcomm. As we have reported multiple times, there is a new wave of Windows 10 PCs coming


ASUS Zephyrus With GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Laptop Preview: Thin And Beastly

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:12:00 -0400

NVIDIA's Computex 2017 unveiling of the new GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design technology for laptops was presented with the usual charismatic polish and enthusiasm that the company's leather-clad CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang is well known for. Frankly, it seemed a little too good to be true. In one hand, Huang held a legacy 10-pound boat anchor of a gaming



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