Xiaomi Mi5S selling for $335.99
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Snapdragon 821, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage

Xiaomi Mi5S  launched just recently and it is one of the first available Snapdragon 821 based products. It is available today in a 64GB version for $335.99.

Minix thinks about new stuff
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With Intel Cherry Trail SoC and Windows 10 OS

Minix has announced its newest mini-PC that should offer premium Windows 10 experience on Intel's Cherry Trail, all packed in a fanless mini-PC chassis, the Minix NEO Z83-4.

G.Skill announces new Trident Z DDR4-3866 32GB kit
Published in Memory


Raises the bar on DDR4 memory

G.Skill is pushing  DDR4 memory limits even further as it released its newest 32GB Trident Z memory kit working at 3866MHz.

Xiaomi Mi5 lives up to flagship expectations
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Review: Snapdragon 820 on a budget

Xiaomi’s new flagship is late to the party. The Mi4 launched in 2014, and the Chinese brand did not bother launching a successor in 2015. Why? Because it didn’t have a proper processor to build it around. The Mi4 was based on the Snapdragon 801, so with the Mi5, Xiaomi skipped a year, and a CPU generation.

Cherry Trail-based Beelink BT3 mini PC reviewed
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Review: 14nm silicon makes a big difference

A year ago we had a chance to test a couple of Beelink micro PCs, including a stick PC, and we were pleasantly surprised; not only by the performance offered by Intel’s venerable 22nm Bay Trail processors, but by the build quality of these diminutive PCs.

Razor sharp Cubot X17 reviewed
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Review:
Ultrathin, metal, inexpensive

Chinese smartphone maker Cubot recently upped the ante in the $150 to $200 budget smartphone segment with a couple of ultrathin phones. Both sport a metal frame, good build quality, and look like pricey devices, but they offer limited performance due to their anorexic profile.

Cherry Trail VOYO A1 Plus notebook reviewed
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Review: Lenovo Yoga lookalike on a budget

A couple of months ago, Asian tech sites started talking about a new trend among Chinese tablet manufacturers. Since the tablet market was overheating, manufacturers were looking beyond tablets to ensure growth. Intel’s new 14nm processors were just what they were looking for, as they enabled them to start building inexpensive ultraportable notebooks. Many of them are marketed as “ultrabooks” but unlike proper Ultrabooks, they’re not based on “big core” processors.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review: Full Metal Jacket
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Review: 4000mAh battery and fingerprint scanner in tow

The Redmi Note 3 is Xiaomi’s latest phone, and if the name sounds familiar, you’re might be thinking about the Note 2, which came out a few months ago.

$200 Flagship: Xiaomi Mi4 Overseas Edition reviewed
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Review: Drop 4G support, drop the price, sell, sell, sell

Xiaomi sometimes has a weird way of doing things, and the Mi4 Overseas Edition is just one example of this. The company is selling a crippled version of their Mi4 flagship for peanuts, sans 4G connectivity.

Wafer-thin Cubot X16 reviewed
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Review: 6 millimetres of zinc alloy and glass on a budget

Inexpensive phones have to end up with a cheap feeling finish and unimpressive design? Cubot begs to differ, so the company has rolled out the Cubot X16, an ultrathin mainstream phone with a premium feel, priced at just $150.