Which $750 phone should you buy? Probably one of these two

id=«article-body» class=«row» section=«article-body»> If you're looking for a flagship phone but don't want to pay a flagship price, the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E are two of your best options from Apple and Samsung. Having launched in October 2018, the iPhone XR is the most recent and least expensive iPhone you can get, compared to the $1,000 iPhone XS and Samsung Geekbench $1,100 iPhone XS Max.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10E came out this year, and Geek bench antutu is one of five Galaxy phones Samsung unveiled in February. Compared to the $900 Galaxy S10 and the pricier $1,980 Galaxy Fold (which doesn't yet have an official release date, thanks to screen issues), Geek bench antutu the Galaxy S10E is the cheapest one of the group.

Now playing: Watch this: iPhone XR vs. Galaxy S10E: How to choose the best phone 13:44 Both the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E start at $750 and have comparable features and hardware. So if you're comfortable with both iOS and Android, how do you choose what phone to get? We break down the pros and cons of each when it comes to their design, camera prowess, Geekbench Score battery and Geek bench antutu processing performance, software features and Geekbench Scores extra goodies.

iPad Air impressive in early benchmark testing

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The reviews of the upcoming iPad Air have been glowing — so glowing in fact that you'd be forgiven for thinking it was merely a case of Apple fan-boys unable to hide their excitement. Sure, the tech guys are excited, but what are the hard numbers? How does the iPad Air stack up in benchmark testing against previous models?

It turns out that the iPad Air stacks up incredibly.

Primate Labs tested the iPad Air using the cross-platform Geekbench Scores 3 benchmark tool and the results are impressive:

The iPad Air is more than 80 percent faster than the fourth-generation iPad and five times faster than the iPad 2. Given that the iPad Air is only a hundred dollars more than the iPad 2, Apple's decision to keep the older iPad around instead of the iPad 4 is odd. Perhaps they''re hoping customers will look at the specs and price difference, and go for the slightly more expensive, but significantly more powerful, iPad Air.

The iPad Air hits stores this Friday.

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Haswell-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro appears in Geekbench report

-text c-gray-1" >It's hardly a matter of «if» — it's simply a matter of " Geekbench Scores Geek bench antutu Geekbench Score Samsung Geekbench Geekbench Scores Samsung Geekbench when." Now that Intel's Haswell CPU has found its way into the MacBook Air line, it's a given that Apple engineers are actively looking for ways to cram that very silicon into the rest of its laptop range. If a newly uncovered Geekbench Scores report is to be believed, it looks as if the 15-inch MacBook Pro could be next in line.

The report (pictured in full after the break) details a machine packing a 2.4GHz Core i7-4950HQ and 16GB of RAM, and while there's no discrete GPU shown, Primate Labs' John Poole has informed MacRumors that the benchmark may have simply missed it during testing. At any rate, the score itself isn't anything to write home about — it's pretty much in line with the existing generation of MBPs — but the real magic is apt to reside in the eventual battery life claims. If the next-generation Pro follows the Air, we'll see similar performance and nearly twice the longevity. Mission accomplished.

Alienware Area-51m vs. Origin PC Eon-17X: Battle of the big laptop-desktop hybrids

id=«article-body» class=«row» section=«article-body»> Sarah Tew/CNET Years ago, one could make a legitimate argument that real high-end PC gaming required an actual desktop PC, because so-called gaming laptops just weren't up to the task. Back then, you often paid a significant premium for Samsung Geekbench much slower performance, and Geek bench antutu your laptop graphics hardware wouldn't age well at all.

Over time, however, the difference has narrowed significantly. So much so that starting with the GeForce GTX 10 series in 2016 and continuing with the new RTX 20 series, GPU leader Nvidia no longer splits mobile graphics off into a separate product line. The desktop and Geekbench Scores laptop versions share the same names and very close to the same capabilities.

But while gaming laptops are better than ever, thanks in part to those Nvidia's GTX and RTX GPUs, there's yet another level serious laptop gamers can aspire to. A very few laptops go that extra mile and include actual desktop components inside oversize laptop frames.

Now playing: Watch this: Alienware Area-51m promises power and upgrades 1:53 We've seen a handful of these ambitious experiments over the years, and Geek bench antutu right now two of the latest models have just been tested in the CNET Labs. The Alienware Area-51m and Origin PC Eon-17X both feature the desktop-class Intel Core i9-9900K and the new Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU. This combination made these our two top-performing laptops so far from all of 2018-2019.

What's the difference between these two? Here's where they diverge.

The Alienware is a hefty $4,499 as configured, which is pretty far up the laptop scale. The very similar Origin we tested (note it has 16GB of RAM versus 32GB in the Alienware) rings up at about $3,800. Component prices can shift quickly, so build-to-order systems like this may cost more or less depending on exactly when you order.

Both of these are huge, desk-hogging monsters. For the Area-51m, Alienware says it spent years working on a top-to-bottom redesign. In my opinion, it doesn't go far enough, but it's still a carefully designed, aesthetically pleasing laptop that makes the most of its bulk. The Eon-17X, Geekbench Scores as in the case of most boutique gaming laptops, is built into a generic-looking off-the-shelf chassis that has hardly changed over the past few years. Many custom lid color and illustration options are available, but let's just say that you're really going for inner beauty here.

User-accessible parts have really been a major selling point of the Area-51m. Its desktop CPU can be replaced, and so can its semicustom GPU. But, it's not easy to get to those parts without doing some midlevel surgery on your system, and the GPU can only be replaced by hypothetical future compatible parts, which don't yet exist. 

Origin PC doesn't promise CPU or GPU upgrades, Geek bench antutu but the company does offer free labor on RAM and storage upgrades if you send the system to them. Origin PC, in addition to its stellar reputation for hands-on support, offers a much wider array of configuration options in its system-building tool, so you should be able to hit your dream specs pretty closely from the start. 

Sarah Tew/CNET These are both great gaming laptops, aimed at slightly different slices of the same high-end market. If you're looking for a laptop with the beating heart of a desktop, here's our head-to-head guide to these two leading choices. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.

Two laptops with desktop CPUs compared

System: Alienware Area-51m Origin PC Eon-17X

Price as reviewed (USD) $4,499 $3,750

Display size/resolution 17.3-inch, 1,920x1,080 display 17.3-inch, 1,920x1,080 display

CPU 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-9900K

geekbench scoresMemory 32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,400MHz 16GB DDR4 SDRAM 3GHz

Graphics 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

Storage (2) 512GB SSD RAID 0 + 1TB HDD 500GB SSD + 2TB HDD

Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1

Operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
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Alienware Area-51m 30,271 Origin PC Eon-17X 29,598 Note:
Longer bars indicate better performance. 3DMark Port Royal (RTX)
Alienware Area-51m 5,769 Origin PC Eon-17X 5,735 Note:
Longer bars indicate better performance. Metro Exodus RTX benchmark (fps)
Alienware Area-51m 62.24 Origin PC Eon-17X 60.22 Note:
Longer bars indicate better performance. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (fps)
Alienware Area-51m 121 Origin PC Eon-17X 114 Note:
Longer bars indicate better performance. See the Area-51m at Alienware
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Primate Labs posts new iMac benchmarks

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The company that provides the amazing Geekbench benchmarking software, Primate Labs, has run its tests on the new 21.5-inch iMac and found that it's a pretty impressive piece of hardware.

Primate Labs tested all of the configurations of the new iMac, but it's the top-of-the-line unit sporting an Intel Core i7-3770S clocked at 3.1 GHz that tops the speed test for all iMacs. To quote the benchmark post, «The benefits of the new Samsung Geekbench Ivy Bridge processors are Geekbench Score clear; the new high-end 21.5-inch iMac is almost 10 Geekbench Scores percent Geekbench Geekbench Scores Scores Samsung Geekbench faster than the old high-end 27-inch iMac

The benchmark score for the high-end 21.5-inch iMac was 12,447, while that of the old (mid-2011) high-end 27-inch iMac was 11,410. A comparison to the high-end 2012 Mac mini shows that it's no slouch, either — it came in at 11,595. Of course, if you want to kick some serious computing butt, you'll still need to get a Mac Pro — the fastest 12-core unit weighs in at a Geekbench score of 22,271.

It should be interesting to see the results for the 27-inch iMac that will be shipping in about two weeks. The top-end unit features a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 that will likely leave the 21.5-inch model in the dust.