MSI GS30 Shadow is a gaming laptop that becomes a gaming desktop (with a GamingDock)

MSI has released a portable gaming laptop that measures 0.8 inches thick, weighs less than 2.9 pounds, and has a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display. But while the MSI GS30 Shadow laptop has a powerful Intel Core i7 Haswell processor and Intel Iris Pro graphics, it lacks something you find in most laptops […]

Intel launches 4.5W Core M “Broadwell” chips for fanless tablets and convertibles

The first PCs featuring 5th-generation Intel Core processors are on the way… and they’ll be thin, light, and many will be fanless. Intel’s first chips based on its new “Broadwell” architecture are low-power Core M processors that use just 4.5W of power. Higher performance chips for premium laptops, desktops, and other devices are due out […]

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 2 phones and tablets feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit CPU

Alcatel OneTouch is introducing a new line of Android devices powered by Qualcomm’s first 64-bit processor. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 2 smartphones and the Pop 8S tablet are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processor. While that’s a 64-bit chip based on ARMv8 architecture, don’t expect bleeding edge performance: Qualcomm is positioning it as a processor […]

Alcatel OneTouch smartphone accessories include a $130 smartwatch and a laptop dock

In addition to launching new smartphones and tablets this week, Alcatel OneTouch is unveiling some new smartphone accessories including an inexpensive smartwatch. Engadget reports the watch will sell for just  €99, or about $130, although it’s not clear when it will be hit the streets or what markets it will be available in. The watch has a […]

Garmin Vivosmart wants to be your activity tracker… and smartwatch

Plenty of companies offer fitness tracking features in their smartwatches. You can measure your heart rate or keep track of your steps with a Samsung Gear, for example. Garmin’s taking things in a different direction with its new Vivosmart. It’s an activity tracker first and foremost… but it can also display notifications from your smartphone. […]

HP introduces Envy x2 line of 2-in-1 tablets with Intel Broadwell chips

Two of HP’s first computers to feature Intel’s low-power Core M Broadwell processors will be 2-in-1 tablets. As expected, the company is launching a new line of Envy x2 notebooks with 13.3 and 15.6 inch displays and Intel Core 5y10 M processors. The 13 inch model should be available October 29th for $1050 and up, […]

Alcatel OneTouch introduces the Hero 8 Android tablet

Some companies refer to their flagship phones and tablets as “hero” devices. Alcatel OneTouch goes a bit further and actually uses Hero in the name of its top-of-the-line devices… like the new Alcatel OneTouch Hero 8. It’s an 8 inch Android tablet with a an aluminum case, a 1920 x 1200 pixel display and a […]

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 is a 6 inch, 8-core smartphone

Alcatel OneTouch will begin selling a 6 inch smartphone with a full HD display and a MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor this month. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 is a big phone with a big 3100mAh battery, and it comes with a digital pen. In other words, like many big screen phones on the market, it seems […]

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a 6 inch phone with an 8-core CPU

Huawei’s latest big-screen phone has a 6 inch screen and an 8-core processor… so clearly it’s called the Ascend Mate 7. I guess someone in the counting department decided to split the difference. The Huawei Ascend Mate features a full HD display, a hefty 4100mAH battery, and a fingerprint sensor, making it the first Huawei phone […]