The Huawei MateBook 13, announced last month at CES, has the latest Intel Whiskey Lake processor, a FullView touch screen with 88 percent screen-to-body ratio, and weighs just 2.86 pounds. We have seen Huawei's computers priced significantly higher in the past, so it's great to see the company pushing hard to gain customers with the MateBook 13 starting at just $999.
The Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 workstation is a nicely engineered workstation-class laptop. It's heavy, but the chassis is tough and the 15.6-inch screen — at least at the 4K (3,840 x 2,160) resolution of our review sample — is a pleasure to work with. There's plenty of processing and graphics power available, but battery life may be an issue if you need to work on the move. And be prepared to carry the (sizeable) power brick.
The 7.2-inch Huawei Mate 20 X is a beast to carry around, and it's tricky to use one-handed. But its big screen makes it well suited to media-rich tasks like video viewing and games playing, as well as reading documents and ebooks. Its long battery life is a real winner, too.
With today's high-end smartphones exceeding $1,000, it's useful to look around to see where you can save money while still having the functionality you need to get work done. BlackBerry continues to release solid performers in the mid-range zone.
Honor has responded to increased competition in the mid-range with a remarkable 6.4-inch handset whose features include a 48MP main camera, a minimal-bezel screen, a novel front camera design, a top-of-the-range AI-enabled processor and plenty of internal storage. There's a lot to like here, and the complete package stands comparison with today's flagship handsets.
This phone gives you a lot for your money at under $500. This is a nice rugged phone, which would suit both corporate and consumer users. Its large battery gives a good amount of uptime for all of your regular activities with an added bonus that it will take the rough and tumble of active users.
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Palm's concept of a phone that you can carry when your larger main phone isn't practical probably sounded like a really good idea on the drawing board, but it isn't realised in the physical product. Yes, the 3.3-inch Palm device is small enough to fit into any pocket, but it's riddled with usability issues and isn't a compelling alternative to a regular handset.
For more see: Palm review: Interesting idea, poorly executed
Printer ink is often referred to as 'black gold' because of its high price, so it's good to see Epson taking a different approach to running costs with its EcoTank range. The high initial purchase price might deter smaller businesses on a more limited budget, but the EcoTank printers offer genuine savings to larger organisations that need to print hundreds or even thousands of pages every month.
The Deebot 711 by Ecovacs is a smart robot that scans the floor area in your home or office, creates a map and ensures that it does not miss any segment of the floor. It can be activated by Alexa or Google Assistant, has a remote control, and an app to schedule cleaning and record time remaining before parts needs to be replaced. It seems to be the perfect robot for all your needs.
The TicWatch S2 is probably the best Google Wear OS you can buy at the moment, which means there just isn't much competition. The $180 price is not bad, but you need to figure out what you want this wearable for. There are better Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung, and other wearables to consider if you are looking for fitness tracking.
The Denon AH-C820W wireless in-ear headphones bring the neckband style of earphone into the Denon range. Overall, the AH-C820W scores well on sound quality and fit, and battery life is good. However, the usability of the all-important control buttons could be a bit better.
The Auto Vox A1 dash cam is specifically aimed at taxi cab, Uber, and Lyft drivers who want to record the goings on in their vehicles. For under $200, this dash cam with its rotating camera can give drivers peace of mind. If you are fazed by the complexities of some dash cams, then the simplicity of the Auto Vox A1 dash cam will delight you.