Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 listed, Black Friday deals in tow
Published in Notebooks

It’s all about Cherry Trail this year

Xiaomi’s new Mi Pad 2 tablet has been listed and should be available shortly. In the meantime, a number of white-box Cherry Trail tablets are getting a Black Friday price cut.  

Lenovo ZUK Z1 review
Published in Reviews
18 November 2015

Lenovo ZUK Z1 review

Review: Heavy Cyanogen artillery

Lenovo’s smartphone strategy can be baffling at times. The Chinese giant acquired Motorola Mobility almost two years ago, and now it seems it will merge its own mobile division with Motorola’s. Lenovo brand phones aren’t even marketed in many big markets, namely Europe and North America. 

Ulefone Paris budget smartphone reviewed
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Review: Octa-core, metal frame, 2.5D glass for $119

Although most Asian budget phones come in the 5.5-inch form factor, many export brands have recognised the need for 5-inch devices with a good spec and low price.

Cube i7 Stylus tablet reviewed
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Core M for the masses

Now that Apple is selling a $99 stylus and a Microsoft Surface clone, we decided to check out whether or not it’s possible to get a tablet with proper high-end specs for mid-range money.

Mlais MediaTek MT2601 smartwatch listed
Published in Wearables

Commoditised Android Wear coming soon

Remember Mlais? The Hong Kong smartphone startup is back with its first Android Wear watch, based on MediaTek’s new MT2601 platform. 

Intel Atom x5-Z8500 reviewed in Teclast X98 Pro tablet
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Review: Beefed up GPU trumps Bay Trail

It’s been almost two years since we reviewed our first device based on Intel’s Bay Trail Atom System-on-Chop (SoC). Obviously, it’s time for a refresh, and it comes in the form of the eagerly anticipated Cherry Trail platform. To be more precise, Atom x5- and x7-series parts, codenamed Cherryview, are the new 14nm chips, while x3 branding is reserved for SoFIA chips.

Preview: Cube i7 Stylus hybrid tablet
Published in News

Core M and Wacom pen on the cheap 

Tablets have matured, and the latest Apple and Microsoft designs are proof that they are no longer merely content consumption devices. Equipped with powerful Core M processors and a host of other goodies, this new breed of tablet is aiming to kill ultraportable notebooks.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 reviewed
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Review: MTK Helio X10 on a budget

Xiaomi’s second-generation Redmi Note was released a couple of months ago, and it started shipping just weeks ago, but you still can’t buy it directly if you happen to live in the west. Are Europeans and Americans missing out? Yep, they surely are. 

Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router 2 1TB reviewed
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Review: Taking the Xiaomi route

Xiaomi is no stranger to the networking market, and the Chinese tech giant already made it clear that phones, tablets and routers are its core products. Accessories and laptop bags are not. 

Cherry Trail ends up in $99 tablets
Published in Notebooks

That was fast

Intel’s new 14nm Atoms have already made their way to commoditised tablets, and the entry level Atom x5-Z8300 will power $99 tablets.