Martian A8 notebook reviewed
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Review: Sharp looks, yesterday's tech under the bonnet

Taking a break from reviewing Intel Atom-based ultraportables and hybrids, we decided to try out something a bit different – the 13.3-inch Martian A8 notebook, based on a Core processor.

VOYO V3 Ultrabook reviewed
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Review: Cherry Trail vacation companion

We've already had a chance to test a few Voyo products, which offer quite good value for money, so we gladly accepted an opportunity to try out the 13.3-inch Voyo V3 ultrabook.

Asus Zenfone 2 reviewed, a step in the right direction
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Review: Alternative flagship for value minded consumers

The new Asus Zenfone 2 is all about offering high-end specs at mid-range prices, but does it really live up to the hype?

What changed for Qualcomm in 2015?
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Opinion: Facing more pressure in every market segment

Qualcomm has been the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smartphone SoC market for years, but being the biggest player in any segment also tends to paint the biggest bullseye on your forehead.

ARM 10nm and 16nm FinFET Cortex designs leaked
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Ares, Prometheus, Artemis, Ananke and Mercury

ARM’s upcoming Cortex-A parts designed for 10nm and 16nm FinFET processes have been leaked, and someone at ARM is clearly a fan of Greek mythology.

MediaTek 10-core SoC employs huge.Medium.TINY design
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Cortex-A72 backed by a squad of A53s

MediaTek appears to be working on a monstrous 10-core smartphone chip, based on ARM’s latest CPU cores. 

Intel SoFIA Atom products coming this quarter
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Going after cheap Chinese handsets

Intel’s first SoFIA smartphone SoCs will start shipping this quarter, with cheap smartphones based on Atom x3 silicon coming shortly thereafter.

ZTE Blade S6 reviewed, a budget Lollipop iPhone?
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Review:
Snapdragon 615 ready for fancy dress party

The ZTE Blade S6 is the Chinese company’s latest crack at the mid-range smartphone segment, but is its fancy body writing cheques its internals can’t cash? 

Chipmakers are skipping Cortex-A57, what are the implications?
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Analysis: Stuck with Cortex-A53, next stop Cortex-A72

The 64-bit Cortex-A57 core is ARM’s latest and greatest CPU design, but very few chipmakers are actually building products based on this flagship core. In fact, many are skipping it altogether, so what’s going on here? 

Are Intel and Microsoft crippling stick PCs?
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Opinion: New form factor lacks support

Intel recently announced its first stick PC, but at the same time the chipmaker and Microsoft aren’t doing much to promote the new form factor. In fact, it seems like they don’t want stick PCs around.