DDR5 production to start in 2019 offering 1.36x more performance at the same speeds

I only switched to a DDR4 based system late last year close to the peak pricing pf memory, things are finally settling down so as you might expect, manufacturers are looking to supplant DDR4 with the next generation DDR5. Each iteration of DRAM improves clock speed while reducing power consumption and DDR5 is no different. Over its lifespan, … Read more

Elephone U2 Pro – another pop up camera phone with in-display fingerprint

Elephone is one of the many budget brands from China that are hoping to copy the success of Huawei and Xiaomi. Like many other similar brands, they focussed on the low to mid-end of the market, offering premium looks but with MediaTek SoCs which are a lot more affordable the Qualcomm, but also less powerful. However, there … Read more

HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review- HX-KB1SS2-UK

It has been a while since I have done a mechanical keyboard review and I am always keen to work with new brands and to find new options for readers. HyperX is a Kingston owned gaming brand that makes headsets, keyboards, DDR4 memory, mice and storage. They typically offer excellent value for money over some … Read more

HP Envy X2 Review – Full Review of the laptop and Windows 10 on Arm

**Update 20th October 2018** After leaving this in its box for a couple of months I have returned to it, updated Windows and now both Google and Spotify run fine** Following on from my initial impressions I have spent some more time with the HP Envy X2 allowing me to see if ARM-based laptops are … Read more

Snapdragon 8180 System on Chip specification revealed for Windows on Arm devices

Earlier in the year, I got to test the new HP Envy X2 laptop which was running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and was the first attempt at getting an ARM-based processor working with Windows. My experience was a little mixed, I love the concept, the battery life is awesome and the always-on connectivity perfect for a blogger … Read more

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 will have 10GB RAM, 5G support, notchless full screen slider with in-display fingerprint

The Vivo Next bucked the trend towards notches by introducing an innovative pop-out camera, the idea then spared Oppo to develop the Find X which used a slider to hide the notches. The flagship Xiaomi Mi MIX range will follow suit by implementing a slider on the Mi MIX 3. The Mi MIX range was also a little different than … Read more

TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 review – Alexa enabled tri-band AC5400 router

Premium routers tend to fall into one of two camps, ultra-high-performance single unit devices or mesh system routers. Living in a reasonably large house I love mesh systems as they provide reliable coverage across a large area, but they often sacrifice a peak speed performance, and due to the increasing number of components they can … Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro & Mate 10 Pro

Huawei has a pretty crazy release cycle, far exceeding other major players in the mobile industry such as Samsung, Apple and Sony. While Samsung has a biannual release cycle for their flagship models, the Galaxy and Note range are sufficiently different to justify it, with the note being large, more expensive and more business/pro focussed. Looking at … Read more

Huawei Watch GT Announced – Could this be an affordable Garmin competitor?

During the Mate 20 announcement, Huawei also announced the new Watch GT and I found it almost as exciting as the phone release. As much as I love my Garmin Fenix 5 it cost me £350, and the plus models are about £600 and while they are technically smartwatches, they lack a lot of smartwatch … Read more

Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Launched – Triple camera, 4200mAh battery, wireless charging

Even though October is such a busy month with phone launches, Huawei has managed to maintain the hype for its latest flagship, and deservedly so too. The newly announced Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are likely contenders for best phones of the year. At this point, thanks to weeks of leaks and rumours there … Read more