domingo, 23 de abril de 2017

First batch of Xiaomi Mi 6 is ready for shipment, pre orders soar

It seems that Xiaomi factory workers are really happy with their work and… for a good reason as we can understand. A recent photo that leaked a couple of days ago, shows 10 Xiaomi workers standing in front of a huge pile of boxes containing the first Xiaomi Mi 6 units, that are scheduled to

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Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 appears on Geekbench equipped with Exynos 7570 SoC

We had our first info about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 model back in October, when the device first appeared on Geekbench equipped with a mediocre Snapdragon 430 SoC. Today however a model with the code number SM-J330F was spotted on Geekbench once again, but this time using an  an Exynos 7570 chipset, instead of the

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Blackview R6 Review – Brick of Potential

Blackview's R6 shows plenty of potential with good specs and build quality, but does it have what it takes to propel itself further than the competition?

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Top 5 Bezel-Less Mi Mix Clones from China!

Elephone concept

Xiaomi's Mi Mix is a beautiful phone, but also not very easy on the pocket. Here are 5 Mi Mix clones/alternatives from China you will be able to purchase much cheaper!

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Oukitel K6000 Plus Review – A Ulefone Power 2 Competitor!

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This is the Oukitel K6000 Plus, Oukitel's version of the Ulefone Power 2, also a massive 6080mAh battery phone! Check out the full review inside!

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sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

Lenovo Launches 2-in-1 Flex 11 Chromebook: Quad-Core SoC, 4 GB RAM, from $279

Lenovo has announced its first 2-in-1 Chromebook designed specifically for consumers. The Flex 11 laptop is powered by an SoC with four ARM cores, features a 360° hinge, a battery that can last for 10 hours and an anti-spill keyboard, a rare feature on inexpensive PCs. The computer will initially ship without the Google Play Store, but the manufacturer promises that Android apps will be coming to the Flex 11 “soon.” Lenovo plans to start selling the new notebook already this month for a price below $300.

Lenovo was not among the first wave Chromebook manufacturers back in 2011, but released its first laptop running Google’s Chrome OS nearly two years later. Since then the company has been gradually expanding its lineup of Chromebooks targeting different audiences. At first, Lenovo only aimed its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook at students in 2013, then it moved on to business users with the ThinkPad Chromebook 13 in mid-2016. Such approach is perfectly logical because students and road warriors use a relatively limited set of applications. With the Flex 11, the company finally releases a Chrome OS-based computer for general consumers, whose needs are very diverse. One of the reasons why Lenovo can target wide audiences with its Chromebooks is because the Chrome OS now supports Android apps and end users can use a wide range of programs they might need. Keep in mind though that there are not a lot of Android applications developed specifically for tablets or 2-in-1s.

Since the Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook was designed with Android software in mind, it is not surprising that the manufacturer decided to go with the 2-in-1 form-factor and an 11.6” touchscreen display with a 1366×768 resolution. The 360° hinge of the Flex 11 supports four dynamic modes (watch, tent, laptop, and tablet) to better handle different activities. Lenovo claims that the Flex 11 comes in a drop-resistant enclosure made of plastic with an anti-spill keyboard (can handle up to 330 ml of liquid) and “reinforced” ports (whatever that means). The rugged casing made of thick plastic affected dimensions and weight of the Flex 11: it is 21.2 mm thick and weighs 1.35 kilograms, which means that Lenovo traded portability for lower weight, which is logical as the 2-in-1 has a tablet mode (the lower the better).

When it comes to the CPU, the Lenovo Flex 11 is based on an SoC featuring four ARM cores running at 2.1 GHz. The manufacturer does not elaborate which SoC it uses, but since the notebook looks strikingly similar to the N23 Yoga Chromebook quietly launched earlier this year, it is logical to assume that the two computers use the same processor, the MediaTek MT8173C (also found inside the Acer R13). The MT8173 has two ARM Cortex-A72, two ARM Cortex-A53 general-purpose cores, an LPDDR3 memory controller as well as the PowerVR GX6250 (2 clusters) GPU. The chip was originally released in Q1 2015 and today it can be considered as an entry-level solution, something you expect from a sub-$300 computer.

As for other hardware, the Lenovo Flex 11 is equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR3 memory, 32 GB of eMMC storage (it is possible that higher-end model(s) will include more NAND flash), an 802.11ac Wi-Fi module (no word on Bluetooth, but technically the MT8173 supports it) and a 720p webcam. The laptop also features a USB Type-C port for data and charging, a USB 3.0 header, an HDMI output, an SD card reader as well as a TRRS audio connector for headphones and mic.

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook
  Entry Level Model
Screen Resolution 1366×768
CPU MediaTek 8173C (?)

2 × ARM Cortex-A72
2 × ARM Cortex-A53

Note: the SoC is not confirmed by Lenovo
Graphics ImgTec PowerVR GX6250
RAM 4 GB LPDDR3
Storage 32 GB of eMMC storage
Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi module
Bluetooth unknown
USB USB 3.0 Type-A
USB 3.0 Type-C
HDMI One HDMI output
Other I/O 720p webcam, TRRS connector for audio
Dimensions (H × W × D) 296 mm × 206 mm × 21.2 mm
11.65" × 8.11" × 0.83"
Weight 1.35 kilograms / 3.0 pounds
Price $279

Lenovo’s Flex 11 Chromebook will hit the shelves later this month and its entry-level configuration will retail for $279. Lenovo did not say when exactly Android apps are coming to the Flex 11, so if you need them, wait till the Chromebook actually gets an appropriate update.

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Moto Z2 Play rress renders leaked

We have another leak from the house of Moto, the Moto Z2 Play. After introducing the G5 series, Moto does not seem to stop at that.

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Doogee Mix will be cooler than the Mi Mix, at least the battery will

Doogee Mix

Revealing of the Doogee Mix model at the Global Sources fair in HongKong few days ago has caused a bit of an uproar in the community, especially in the light of the announced sub-$200 price. Granted, the bezel-less renders are a bit if a stretch when seeing the phone in real life, but still it

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Elephone P9000 creeping into the Indian Amazon store

Elephone P9000

Seems like with the hell freezing over with yesterday’s release of Nougat build for the Elephone P9000 the model got a breath of life into it. Admit it that you thought it would be never released, at least i had the doubts myself. Anyway it’s here and with it on board it’s time to teach

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Hafury Umax plans to enter the US market

Hafury Umax

Chinese brands are usually not the common sight on the US market, mainly due to missing network frequencies in the most models. But Cubot’s sub-brand Hafury is feeling equipped well enough in such matter, that they are planning on expanding to US market with the Hafury Umax model. Tongue-in-cheek explanation of the move would be

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Nokia 3310 sales begin next week in Europe at a slightly higher price

We all know at this time the revamped Nokia 3310 model that was unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside with Nokia 3 and Nokia 5. The blast-from-the-past feature phone is now ready for a massive European launch during this coming week, and could be used by most fans as a second (or maybe third)

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sexta-feira, 21 de abril de 2017

New 2-in-1 tablet Chuwi SurBook goes into crowdfunding

Chuwi SurBook

Chuwi are on fire and during the Global Sources fair in HongKong we have already seen an amazing new Lapbook 12.3, but they have one more ace in the sleeve. New Chuwi SurBook is apparently trying to hint at Microsoft Surface with its name, probably cos of the identical screen, but it looks like one

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Discount coupon for the fancy rugged Blackview BV7000 Pro

We have tons of good rugged models from Blackview in the past years and the latest Blackview BV7000 Pro is no exception to this rule. As usual for not an extreme price you can get a very solid rugged companion for your outdoor endevours. And with our special discount coupon you can get it even

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Battle of the battery beasts, Blackview P2 vs. Oukitel K6000 Plus

Big battery phones are coming into the popularity again, because what use is your ultra thin design cool phone when it’s depleted after half a day of mediocre usage. And today we have a clash of two big battery titans captured on video, with Blackview P2 and Oukitel K6000 Plus going head to head. Both

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Budget Bluboo D1 with dual cameras goes into presales on April 24th

Bluboo D1

Second piece from Bluboo presented at the Global Sources fair in Hongkong is the cheap budget Bluboo D1 model, which is not going to dazzle you with specs, but on the other hand also won’t ruin your bank account. Presales will start on April 24th with a reasonable price tag attached, so what can we

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New Nokia 9 concept video makes us drool over it

It’s always fun to watch concept videos of upcoming smartphones I guess. You know they are not official, not confirmed, but somehow you end up building your expectations on them… well at least that’s what happened to me (I guess) when I first saw this Nokia 9 concept video below. It was recently uploaded to

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HTC U 11 is the name of the company’s next flagship model

Well it seems that Evan Blass has done it again and just a few minutes ago revealed the full name of HTC’s next flagship model. Yes it’s the code named Ocean smartphone we have heard so much about during the past few months, the one that will supposedly will have impressive gesture features. Meet HTC

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UMIDIGI Shares Why and How they created the UMIDIGI C Note (Video)

UMIDIGI C Note

We already know the UMIDIGI C Note shares the same design of their flagships UMi Z and Z Pro but at the same times it sports less performing hardware to make it much cheaper than them. That doesn’t mean it has been made with less attention to the details, though, and that’s why the Chinese

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Elephone P8 Series Announced: Meet these two new Camera Phones!

Elephone P8 P8 Mini

Elephone have just announced the Elephone P8 and P8 mini, they both feature 16MP front-facing cameras and that’s why the company calls the camera phones. Let’s learn more about these two new devices! Let’s begin with the bigger one, the Elephone P8. Other than the 16MP selfie shooter, the phone also comes with a 21MP

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EIZO Announces ColorEdge Prominence CG3145: 4096x2160, 98% P3 and HDR10

EIZO this week announced its new ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 reference monitor with a DCI-4K resolution and a display covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. The monitor is claimed to be designed for professionals working with HDR post-production, particularly for TV and home video industries. The display offers a very high brightness level and contrast ratio, but the key feature of the screen that EIZO mentions is the ability of its IPS panel to display both deep blacks and very bright colors at the same time without artefacts caused by the peculiarities of competing displays.

The EIZO ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 monitor is based on a 10-bit IPS panel that can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and features a 4096×2160 resolution at 60 Hz. The manufacturer says that the display has a 1000 nits typical brightness (as well as a 1,000,000 static contrast ratio). The ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 covers 98% of the DCI-P3, 99% of the Adobe RGB, as well as 80% of the Rec. 2020 color spaces (but these numbers may change as the product is being tuned up now). This comes with a 24-bit 3D LUT (look-up table) for HDR color gradations. As for connectivity, the display will have one DisplayPort capable of DCI-4K with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling at 50/60 Hz, as well as two HDMI 2.0 inputs capable of DCI-4K with 4:2:2 at 50/60 Hz. Since the monitor is aimed primarily at post production video professionals, EIZO has not currently disclosed support of sRGB and also does not disclose specs like response time or power consumption.

The key feature of the ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 display is its ability to properly reproduce both very bright and very dark areas on the scene without artefacts caused by local dimming (used on many IPS-based televisions and on some monitors) or an auto brightness limiter. EIZO does not reveal many details about the IPS panel it uses for the CG3145, but it claims that it has control of backlight intensity in every pixel. The latter means that the company either uses Panasonic’s IPS panels with a special layer of light-modulating cells that enable pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity, or a similar technology it has developed in-house.

In both cases, the pixel-by-pixel control of the backlight sets the ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 display apart from the rivals which use IPS panels with local dimming. Another feature that the monitor has is its 24-bit 3D LUT, which has a potential to produce more accurate colors than the 14-bit 3D LUTs supported by other HDR monitors. Speaking of HDR, it is noteworthy that the CG3145 supports both HLG (hybrid log-gamma) and PQ (perceptual quantization) gamma curves. The HLG is suitable for live TV broadcasting as it has a peak luminance of 1000 nits, whereas the PQ supports considerably higher luminance (up to 10,000 nits) and is suitable for recorded content. The combination of these features means that EIZO has positioned the ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 as a reference monitor for HDR content.

Specifications of the EIZO ColorEdge Prominence Reference HDR Display
  CG3145
Panel 31.1" IPS
Native Resolution 4096 × 2160
Maximum Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Response Time unknown
Brightness 1000 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast '1,000,000:1'
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
HDR HDR10 with 24-bit LUT
Dynamic Refresh Rate none
Pixel Pitch 0.170 mm²
Pixel Density 149 ppi
Display Colors 1.07 billion
Color Gamut Support DCI-P3: 98%
Adobe RGB: 99%
Rec. 2020: 80%
sRGB: unknown
Aspect Ratio 1.9:1
Stand to be announced
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort
2 × HDMI 2.0a/2.0b (HDCP 2.2)
1 × USB for monitor control and the USB hub
USB Hub 3-port USB 3.0 hub
Launch Date Late 2017

EIZO plans to demonstrate the ColorEdge Prominence CG3145 monitor at the NAB Show later this month. Actual sales of the product are going to start sometimes in late 2017 after the manufacturer finalizes all the details and specifications. Given that the display is not going to show up for another six months, EIZO does not talk about its price. EIZO positions the CG3145 as a reference monitor, which are typically priced above professional-grade models.

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Launched: MGCOOL Explorer Pro with 4K @60FPS Video and Sharkeye Lens

MGCOOL Explorer Pro

Just after the success of the MGCOOL Explorer 1S and the more budget-friendly Explorer ES, MGCOOL have decided to launch yet another action cam, it’s called Explorer Pro and the company promises enhanced performance over past generation for less than $70. Let’s have a quick look at its features! MGCOOL’s Explorer Pro main highlight is

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Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus to hit the market today with two variants

Just a few months after Huawei launched the Enjoy 6s, they are back with its successor, the Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus aimed towards the mid range market.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Silver Edition will be delayed, due to manufacturing issues

Xiaomi Mi 6 made quite an impression during its official unveiling, not only because it’s super packed with high tech specs but also because of its available color options. The chinese flagship comes in 4 variants: Black, Blue, White and Silver, bearing in mind that the ceramic edition comes in black color. However one of the

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Huawei Nova Smart comes to Europe, it’s the Enjoy 6s basically

Huawei keeps expanding their portfolio of mid-range smartphones, but at the same time they keep making our job more and more difficult by renaming most of their smartphones when they plan to release them in European markets. The Huawei Nova Smart is exactly one of these phones that has been launched in Europe (according to

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Another Meizu E2 With Another Camera Design!

Meizu have an event planned for April 26th which we know will be all about the new Meizu E2, but what we don't know is which leak is the real deal!

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Doogee Mix Launching In Russia And Will Be Available Worldwide

After receiving a warm welcome at the Hong Kong Global Sources Trade Show, Doogee have released details of the phone’s launch.

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Xiaomi launches 3-axis Shooting Stabilizer for smartphones

Xiaomi unveiled today another gadget for its Mi Ecosystem in China, also known as MIJIA. The device is a 3-axis Shooting stabilizer designed specifically for smartphones and supports multi-mode shooting, three-axis stabilization technology with high-precision screw and a specially designed acceleration sensor offering real-time detection of mobile phone space positioning. This basically allows for multi-angle compensation during

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Bezel-less Ulefone Future on Flash Sale for just $169.99! (Limited Pcs)

The Chinese online retailer Coolicool has just started a flash sale on the bezel-less Ulefone Future. You are now able to get the phone for as low as $169.99, with a bumper case and USB Type-C adapter included. But before you head over there, let’s learn more about the device! Even after some time after

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First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8

We first saw Samsung’s new 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ at its Unpacked event a few weeks ago. During the event, we saw demos of its new virtual assistant, Bixby, and its DeX docking station, which allows the Galaxy S8 to provide a desktop-like experience by connecting to an external monitor and peripherals, but we didn’t have much time with the phones to do much more than take some pictures and try a couple of the new features. After receiving a Galaxy S8 earlier this week, we wanted to give you some feedback about its design and biometric features, as well as, an initial performance and battery life assessment before we dive into our usual in-depth testing.

My biggest complaint about the design is the location of the fingerprint sensor, which I discuss in the video above. It has been relocated to the back next to the camera, making it difficult to reach and use. The new face unlock feature, the second of the S8’s three biometric authentication options, is flawed too. Despite my best efforts, I was not able to get face unlock to work, not even once. The feature, which relies solely on the front-facing camera for identification, also is not very secure, assuming it works at all. It has already been shown that simply holding a picture in front of the camera is enough to fool it into unlocking the phone. The camera really needs to be augmented with an infrared camera to detect a face’s heat signature as a liveness test, or a second, depth-sensing camera to at least detect a face in three dimensions. So far the iris scanner, which I also demo in the video above, has proven to be the easiest and most reliable biometric option. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Series
  Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (US, China, Japan)
4x Kryo 280 Performance @ 2.35GHz
4x Kryo 280 Efficiency @ 1.90GHz
Adreno 540

Samsung Exynos 8895 (rest of world)
4x Exynos M2 @ 2.30GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.70GHz
ARM Mali-G71
Display 5.8-inch 2960x1440 (18.5:9)
SAMOLED (curved edges)
6.2-inch 2960x1440 (18.5:9)
SAMOLED (curved edges)
Dimensions 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm
155 grams
159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
173 grams
RAM 4GB LPDDR4 (US)
NAND 64GB (UFS 2.1)
+ microSD
Battery 3000 mAh
non-replaceable
3500 mAh
non-replaceable
Front Camera 8MP, f/1.7, Contrast AF
Rear Camera 12MP, 1.4µm pixels, f/1.7, dual-pixel PDAF, OIS, auto HDR, LED flash
Modem Snapdragon X16 LTE (Integrated)
2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 16/13)

Samsung LTE (Integrated)
2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 16/13)
SIM Size NanoSIM
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MU-MIMO, BT 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
Connectivity USB Type-C, 3.5mm headset
Features fingerprint sensor, heart-rate sensor, iris scanner, face unlock, fast charging (Qualcomm QC 2.0 or Adaptive Fast Charging), wireless charging (WPC & PMA), IP68, Mobile HDR Premium
Launch OS Android 7.0 with TouchWiz

Inside the redesigned Galaxy S8 and S8+ is either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC. The US and other regions that require CDMA capability will get the Snapdragon 835, while the rest of the world will get Samsung’s SoC. The new 10nm SoCs are paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 NAND. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 3000mAh battery, the same size as the Galaxy S7, while the S8+ comes with a 3500mAh battery, slightly less than the S7 edge’s 3600mAh capacity.

PCMark - Work 2.0 Performance Overall

PCMark - Web Browsing 2.0

PCMark - Writing 2.0

PCMark - Data Manipulation 2.0

PCMark - Video Editing 2.0

PCMark - Photo Editing 2.0

In PCMark, which is our best indicator of general system performance, the Galaxy S8 with Snapdragon 835 performs quite well, besting even the Mate 9 overall. Because this is the first S835 retail device we’ve tested, I’ve also included Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 MDP/S, which the company uses internally for hardware testing and software development, as a reference point. In most of these tests, the Galaxy S8 performs about the same as the Snapdragon 835 MDP/S, which is certainly a good sign.

The Galaxy S8 does particularly well in the Writing test, outscoring the Mate 9 by 13% and the Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820) by 85%. The Writing test, which previous Galaxy phones struggle with, uses a fairly bursty workload, frequently migrating threads between the little and big cores. Perhaps this is an indication that Samsung is utilizing the big cores more aggressively than in the past. The Galaxy S8 is also 9% faster than the Mate 9 in the Web Browsing test and 37% faster than the S7 (S820).

PCMark - Work 2.0 Battery Life

The Galaxy S8 achieves over 8 hours of screen-on-time while continuously crunching through the PCMark workloads, 46% longer than the Galaxy S7 that has the same 3000mAh battery, which suggests some nice efficiency gains from the new SoC, display, or other components. While the Galaxy S7 can struggle to last a full day on a single charge depending on how it’s used, these initial results suggest the Galaxy S8 will encounter fewer scenarios where it will need to use its fast charging or wireless charging abilities to stretch battery life till the end of the day.

While we’ve only had the Galaxy S8 for a couple of days, our first impression is generally positive. It’s packed with features, TouchWiz is more refined, and it performed well in our first performance and battery life tests. A few issues are already apparent, however. Your face probably will not be smiling if you try to rely on it to unlock the phone, and the fingerprint sensor is located in just about the worst possible place. Samsung’s Bixby assistant also is not yet fully functional; fortunately, you can still use Google Assistant while you’re waiting for Bixby to mature.



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Toshiba Launches N300 HDDs for NAS: Up to 8 TB, Up to 240 MB/s

Toshiba this week launched its new lineup of high-reliability hard drives for NAS units. The drives offer up to 8 TB of capacity and are based on enterprise-grade platforms. According to Toshiba's specifications, these and are among the highest-performing 3.5” HDDs on the planet.

The Toshiba N300 family of hard drives consists of three models with 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, a 7200 RPM spindle speed and a 128 MB buffer. All three HDDs are based on a high-reliability platform that attaches a spindle to both sides of a drive (to curb system-induced vibration), has rotational vibration (RV) sensors, shock sensors and temperature sensors as well as supporting error recovery features. The new HDDs are designed for 24/7 availability, 1 million hours MTBF and have a 180 TB/year workload rating, which is in line with other hard drives for NAS devices with 8 bays and is considerably higher than the workload rating of typical desktop HDDs.

Toshiba’s N300 HDDs resemble the company’s MN05-series drives introduced in February (which are also designed for enterprise-class NASes) and are likely based on the same PMR platters (perpendicular magnetic recording) with up to 1.33 TB capacity per platter (the 8 TB version features six of such discs). In addition to the same platters, the N300 drives also have the same power consumption as the MN05 HDDs, but offer slightly different performance, according to the specifications.

Toshiba N300-Series HDDs
  HDWN180XZSTA HDWN160XZSTA HDWQ140XZSTA
Capacity 8 TB 6 TB 4 TB
RPM 7200 RPM
Interface SATA 6 Gbps
DRAM Cache 128 MB
Data Transfer Speed
(Sustained)
240 MB/s 210 MB/s 200 MB/s
MTBF 1 million hours
Rated Annual Workload (read and write) 180 TB/year
Acoustics (Seek) 35 dB 34 dB
Power Operating 9.2 W 10.1 W 9.6 W
Active Idle 6.2 W 6.7 W 5.2 W
Warranty 3 years

As for performance, Toshiba claims up to a 240 MB/s sustained data transfer rate as well as a 4.17 ms average latency time for the N300 8 TB model, which is slower compared to the MN05 8 TB. Meanwhile, since the 6 TB and 4 TB N300 HDDs use different platters, their performance is a bit lower (due to the lower areal density).

Toshiba is already shipping its N300 HDDs to partners and the drives are expected to be available in stores this month. Exact prices will depend on the retailer, but keep in mind that although the N300 are aimed at consumers, they are based on advanced platforms and support numerous enterprise-grade features.

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Xiaomi Mi 6: soon available in 7 more color variants!

Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition

It seems that Xiaomi is sooo happy with the presales of its Mi 6 flagship (and why shouldn’t they?) that they already plan to make it available in seven (7) more color variants in the coming weeks. This info comes from a recent TENAA listing, that reveals not one, but 7 more available colors for

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quinta-feira, 20 de abril de 2017

Dell Announces UP2718Q HDR Display, And Two InfinityEdge Displays

Right now, the National Association of Broadcasters conference is on, and Dell is using it to launch their latest UltraSharp display. The Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q is the company’s first display to support HDR10, in addition to its UHD 3840x2160 resolution, and it’s backed by the UHD Alliance Premium Certification.

Dell has been in the UHD display game for some time, and the UltraSharp U2715Q and U2415Q have been solid displays for the company for some time, but the latest model takes Dell to a new level. The UP2718Q offers a very wide color gamut, supporting up to 76.9% of the Rec 2020, and each display comes factory calibrated, and it has an adjustable internal lookup-table as well, so it should be able to be tuned accurately if necessary.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, requires much brighter backlighting than is typical in a desktop display, and the UP2718Q is stated to hit up to 1000 nits, which is likely helped by full-array backlighting.

This display is targeted directly at professionals, and it has a price tag to go along with that, with availability scheduled for May 23 at $1999.99.

Dell UltraSharp U2718Q

Dell is also launching a couple of other UltraSharp displays, featuring InfinityEdge displays. The U2718Q is a 27-inch UHD model, and the U2515D is a 25-inch model that’s a lower resolution that’s not specified. These are targeted more at the consumer, and won’t support HDR or the wide gamuts. Dell didn’t announce a lot of details on these, but expect sRGB coverage only. The lower feature set drives the price down quite a bit though, with the U2718Q set to be available in July for $699.99, and the U2518D in the same time frame for $499.99.

Dell UltraSharp U2518D

Dell certainly isn’t alone in the HDR Professional display market, with ASUS and LG both announcing UHD HRD displays recently as well, but Dell has a substantial presence in the enterprise which will likely help them here.

Source: Dell



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Doogee Mix will have a sub-$200 price tag

Doogee Mix

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Budget Gretel A7 available for just $46.99 in the presales

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Deal: Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 @ $259.99 (coupon)

Xiaomi MiPad 3

Here's your chance to take home the spanking new Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 for under $275 with a reader's coupon on GizChina.

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Oleophobic (anti-fingerprint) layer test on the Xiaomi Mi 6

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Elephone P9000 Finally Receives Android 7.0 Nougat!

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The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X (375GB) Review: Testing 3D XPoint Performance

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If you have just finished watching the video hands-on of the Doogee Mix, then sit back and take a look at the equally attractive Bluboo S1!

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Video: Visit the factory where the Ulefone Power 2 is made

Video: Visit the factory where the Ulefone Power 2 is made

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