Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen 9 Review
For nearly a decade, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been the company’s most iconic thin & light, and we’re reviewing the 9th generation 2021 version this time. The new features that caught my attention include the 16:10 UHD display, the improved Dolby Atmos speaker system, and the 11th Gen Intel Core computing platform.As tested, our laptop unit has this configuration: Intel Core i7-1165G7 (+ Iris Xe integrated graphics), 16GB […]
Huawei MateView GT Gaming Monitor Review
Huawei surprised us quite a bit when they announced their entry into the Gaming Monitor space, so we’re taking a look at this new family of products.The Huawei MateView GT is a 34-inch curved monitor with a 3K resolution (3440×1440), a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz, and AMD’s Freesync technology support. It comes with a stand that clips in the back of the monitor and plenty of connectivity options. The […]
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Gen1 Review
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Gen1 ReviewEditor's Pick
The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Gen1 is the successor of the ThinkPad X1 tablet that came out in 2016 (!). The chassis design makes it a Surface Pro-like mobile computer, but Lenovo has pushed that form-factor to new heights with this latest iteration.This form-factor concept works well and is very popular. When I was in Japan, I saw an abnormally high number of these laptops, and there’s certainly a market for […]
Acer Predator Triton 300 SE Review (i7-11375H+RTX 3060)
Built around the rising ultra-mobile gaming concept, the Acer Predator Triton 300 SE features a 14-inch display, a weight of 3.5 Lbs for a thickness of 0.7”. It is one of the most exciting gaming laptops from a pure mobility perspective, as measured by “performance per Lbs.”Before diving deeper into the review, let’s take a look at the configuration that we are testing, along with the order options you might […]
Sabrent USB-C Tool-Free Enclosure M.2 NVME+SATA Review
With the proliferation of high-speed external connectivity such as USB 3.2, USB 4.0, and Thunderbolt, it has become much easier to transform laptops into workstations capable of handling multi-terabytes of data within an acceptable performance envelope. Often, building a DIY external SSD leads to higher performance, resilience, and value.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review
The Lenovo ThinkPad Nano is the lightest ThinkPad ever. From afar, it looks like many other ThinkPad laptops, thanks to its distinctive design language. The Nano is surprisingly small and light from up close despite having all the same key ThinkPad characteristics people have come to like robustness, performance, and security. Configuration as tested and CPU/RAM/SSD optionsThe unit we tested has the Intel Core i7-1160G7 (4.4GHz) with 16GB of RAM and […]
Sabrent Thunderbolt 3 DS-TH3C Docking Station Review
More people use laptops as their primary home and work computers. With ultrafast connectivity like Thunderbolt (TB) becoming mainstream, the case for TB Docking Stations has never been stronger. People can now turn their laptops into a fixed workstation with multiple external monitors, vast storage, and even external GPU by connecting a single cable.Important: this dock is a Thunderbolt 3 device, and will not function at a lower speed if […]
Huawei MateBook X Pro Review (i7-1165G7 16GB+1TB)
The Ultralight laptop market is a crowded but also highly lucrative segment that usually makes the headlines because these laptops end up being popular productivity workhorses if you can afford them. The Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021, with Intel 11th generation CPU, has advantages that competitors should not underestimate.Specifications overviewThe review unit we’re testing is a MateBook X Pro with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, a high-powered model. The configuration options […]
Logitech G Pro X Keyboard Review
I bumped into the Logitech G Pro series by accident: I was in Japan when I (urgently) needed an external mechanical keyboard. Upon looking and testing at the local selection in a Yodobashi store, the Logitech G Pro series was the best I could find at the time. I got one and was quite impressed with the quality.Later on, Logitech came out with what seemed to be unimaginable, for a […]
iXpand Flash Drive Luxe Review
The iXPand Flash Drive Luxe (128GB model) caught my attention because it features dual purpose with USB-C and Apple Lighting connectors.That’s convenient as it should work with nearly all modern devices that have at least USB-C. Sandisk has several usage models for it, such as file-sharing or backups. I’m not sure to understand why it’s better to use this device to file-share when you can simply connect the phone to […]
MSI Stealth 15M Review (i7-11375H+RTX3060)
The MSI Stealth 15M is a 15-inch ultralight gaming laptop similar to Intel’s concept presented at CES 2021. Gaming laptops come in all shapes and forms, but, indeed, they are rarely slim and light. The MSI Stealth 15M pushes the boundaries for gaming performance / Lbs, a metric that can be key for some users.
Keychron K3 Review: The Perfect Travel Keyboard
The Keychron K3 has been announced and we managed to get our hands on a unit for review. If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard that’s small and lightweight enough for travel, then maybe this is the keyboard for you.
Lenovo Yoga 9i Review (15.6-Inch)
Lenovo Yoga 9i Review (15.6-Inch)Editor's Pick
The Lenovo Yoga 9i is a new line of consumer laptops that succeeds the Lenovo Yoga C940 and comes with 14 or 15.6 inches displays. In this article, we’re going to review the Lenovo Yoga 9i 15.6” (model Yoga-9-15IMH5) equipped with a 4K display, an Intel Core-i9 10980HK CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD NVME storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti graphic processor.The Yoga 9i is designed […]
Huawei Mate 40 Pro Camera Review
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro camera is by all technical measures a very potent image capture system. As an evolution of the proven P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ cameras, it comes with interesting hardware and tuning updates that make it the new hardware king, only to be superseded by Mate 40 Pro+. But to know what its true image quality (IQ) is and what possible tradeoffs there may be, we […]
iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera Review
iPhone 12 Pro Max Camera ReviewEditor's Pick
Image Quality AnalysisA note about our Camera IQ score: our scoring system is based on four “Pillars” sub-scores that can help tell a fuller story: Day, Night, Ultrawide, and Zoom photography. If you want to know more about how the score works, head to our Camera IQ benchmark page.A global camera score is clear and straightforward, but the pillars help tell a better story for those who want to have […]
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra ReviewEditor's Pick
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s “best of the best” for the first half of this year, and despite the leading-edge technology, the S21 Ultra price is $200 lower than the S20 Ultra at launch. Let’s take a closer look at the user experience to see how the S21 Ultra performs in the real-world and where it stands in the grand scheme of things. Specifications Highlights Product Galaxy S21 Ultra […]
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Review
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is the first commercial laptop with a foldable OLED display, making this 13-inch computer fit in an average purse. Beyond this technological feat, it might create new use cases and user habits, just like Lenovo’s 360-degrees hinge many years ago. Did Lenovo jumpstart a second form-factor revolution? Let us take a closer look.
Samsung 870 EVO SSD Review
SATA drives are still trendy, especially when extending SSD secondary storage since many computers come with (only) one NVME SSD boot drive. Purists and SSD nerds might frown at the idea of using SATA, a legacy disk IO protocol, but the reality is that it is often the only option for users with a single m.2 and no extra PCIe slots.The Samsung 870 EVO takes over the 860 EVO’s market […]
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Review
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro ReviewEditor's Pick
The Galaxy Buds Pro is the most advanced Samsung earbuds and features active noise cancellation (ANC), speech detection, and virtual surround sound, to cite a few. We will go over the most critical aspects of this new product to determine if it is right for you.
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 Review
The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 is not a mere 15.6” laptop; it’s a Mobile Workstation configurable with a professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics processor, ECC memory, and Intel Xeon CPU with vPro. This can be packaged in an extremely light 3.75+ Lbs chassis, making it a powerful laptop for its weight.