We have found some amazing laptops and PCs running on Windows 10 on sale over at Amazon.com. First up, the HP 15 Laptop is currently getting a 16 percent discount, which translates to $108 savings for those interested. This laptop features an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display, Windows 10 Home, HP Fast Charge, and more for $552.
You can also opt for the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14 that features a 14-inch FHD display, a Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB, and AMD Radeon 7 graphics for $510 after a $100 discount. And if you want something a bit more expensive, you can also consider the Dell Inspiron 13 5310 that comes with a 13.3-inch QHD display, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, and Windows 10 that’s currently getting a $123 discount, meaning that you can grab one for $877.
However, you may also want to check out the Beelink Mini PC. This option features an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, Dual 4K HDMI, and Windows 10 Pro for just $476 after an $83 discount. A more affordable option from KAMRUI is available for $300 after a 17 percent discount, but you can get it for less when you add the on-page coupon that will get you $20 extra savings. In other words, you can get a new Windows 10 Pro PC with an AMD 300U processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage for just $280.
A sleek and light laptop from HP with a 15-inch display.
A powerful laptop in a small package from Dell.
A great alternative for those looking for a compact Windows PC.
Other deals feature the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet that features an 11.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage for $285 after a 43 percent discount that will save $415 to anyone who decides to get one. And you may also want to check out the latest savings on the VASAGLE Computer Folding Desk that’s currently getting a 40 percent discount, meaning that you can get yours for $33. Dell’s 27-inch Curved Gaming Monitor is also on sale, and you can get one for $285 with $45 savings if you want to add an extra display to your workstation.
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During the pandemic, PCs have regained a lot of popularity. It’s just so much nicer to get your work done on a large screen desktop or laptop vs the consumer tablets and smartphones everyone has. Laptops are great for not taking up too much desk space, too, but what if you want a bigger screen? Now we have some very small compact desktop computers that are basically just little boxes with a bunch of ports on the outside. You may have seen other small cube-shaped PCs like the Chuwi LarkBox, GMK NucBox, or Xiaomi Ningmei Cube, but the Pantera Pico PC is the next step beyond those.
The XDO Pantera Pico PC will be available in a number of different configurations, but they’ll all have the basics such as an Intel J4125 2.7Ghz Gemini Lake Celeron processor, 2.4/5Ghz 422Mb/s WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3 USB-A 3.0 ports, 1 USB-A 2.0 port, M.2 internal SSD storage, a Micro SD slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, HDMI 2.0 port, and Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU for 4K video output. There is a USB-C port, but that’s only used for the power supply. The dimensions are 60 x 60 x 50 mm and the weight is 0.39lbs. Configuration options will have 4 to 8Gb LPDDR4 RAM, and 64Gb to 512Gb EMMC5.1 storage.
Our model came with a nice padded carrying case that holds the computer and the power supply.
We also got a smaller Velcro fabric case that holds only the PC, and none of its wires. This is probably good for scratch protection if you’re going to throw it into a bag with a bunch of the peripherals.
Let’s say this is the back. The DC port is a USB-C port, but it’s only used for the included power supply. There’s also the HDMI 2.0 port for plugging in a monitor or TV. The blue USB-A port is 3.0 speeds, while the other one is 2.0 speeds. Use the slower one for a keyboard and/or mouse which doesn’t require high bandwidth. Then in the middle is a 3.5mm audio jack for plugging in some speakers.
On the front, we’ve got a ventilation grid for the cooling system, a small power button that’s flush with the case to avoid accidental presses, a hole for the reset button, a slot for a MicroSD card, and two USB-A USB 3 ports for more peripherals. The USB ports can nicely handle a couple of external hard drives and of course, the MicroSD card slot can be used for expanding storage as well.
The bottom just has some rubber to keep it from sliding around, plus the model info and logos. I kind of wish there was some mounting hardware to screw this to the back of a TV or monitor.
The Pantera Pico PC is really small. While I wouldn’t call it a “mobile” PC, it’s certainly portable.
When you plug everything in and turn it on, the edge of the top lights up with blue LEDs.
And we’re off! The Pantera Pico PC is driving this 4K monitor just fine. I like that XDO added a start-up logo, too.
The Pantera Pico PC comes with a bare-bones installation of Windows 10 Home, and that’s great. Well, you do get some games pre-installed once you connect to the internet, and the web-page versions of Microsoft Office are probably going to show up on the Start menu, but that’s fine.
The only bundled software we saw was a Burn-in Test program used to make sure the hardware is working properly. No special utilities or bloatware from XDO, and that’s great. Although, I would have liked a customized background wallpaper image.
The Intel Celeron J4125 processor is pretty low-end and has to put in a lot of work just on light tasks. Still, it’s totally acceptable for something of this size and price.
The Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU is nothing amazing either, but it’ll handle things like Minecraft and some older games just fine.
The M.2 SSD isn’t super fast, but it’s totally acceptable.
The 256Gb storage version has 209Gb of free space, which is plenty for a good number of programs and files.
I kind of wanted to use the Pantera Pico PC as a headless server, but Windows Home doesn’t do Remote Desktop, so I’ll need to install some other operating system.
The Pantera Pico PC supports virtualization, so you can run multiple virtual machines on the device. You’ll have to turn this on in the BIOS. See: Enabling Virtualization On Your Pantera Pico PC (Part 1) – XDO
Manjaro works ok from a live-boot disk, but there were some problems after installing it fully. For example, the PC wouldn’t wake from sleep and required a hard reboot.
Debian 11 works a lot more reliably, but it doesn’t include the WiFi hardware drivers out of the gate, so getting the network connection might take some work.
Getting some flavor of Linux running on this will take some more time, but XDO provides a guide for getting Ubuntu to run as a live disk from a USB drive. Ubuntu gave me some errors trying to get it onto a MicroSD card (as I think that card became corrupted after installing Debian 11), so I didn’t even get that to live boot just yet.
Pricing and Availability
The Pantera Pico PC’s Kickstarter campaign pre-ordering campaign starts on September 3, 2021. The low-end model will be $149 with 4Gb of RAM and 64Gb of storage while the 8Gb RAM and 128Gb storage model will be $179. There will be storage options up to 1Tb. Check out the XDO website or the Pantera Pico PC site for all of the options.
You’ll find that XDO also offers a lot of accessories for the Pantera Pico PC that will increase its value. You can get a matching Pico Projector that’s about the same size as the Pico PC. Then you can also get an external battery to power the devices. They even make some nice keyboard options in addition to carrying cases.
Pros & Cons
Takes up only a few inches of desk space
Powerful enough for most undergraduate educational uses
Lots of ports for accessories & peripherals
Available in different colors
Quiet, small, and inexpensive
Supports Windows 11, Windows 10, and Ubuntu Linux
Not as expandable as a larger tower computer
Processor, GPU, and RAM options are not as powerful as more expensive desktop PCs
No Ethernet port
No USB-C Thunderbolt port
I’ve been a huge fan of the small Raspberry Pi single-board computer and the XDO Pantera Pico PC reminds me a lot of that. It’s tiny, compact, and has a good number of useful ports. While it’s not as inexpensive as a Raspberry Pi, it is still quite inexpensive, and with the Intel architecture and processor, along with the wider variety of storage and RAM options, it’s much more capable.
You could probably build a gaming emulator station out of the Pico PC for retro gaming. Or you could put Plex Server or Kodi Server on there and plug in some larger storage hard drives or a big MicroSD card to turn it into a home theater PC or streaming media server. Or, I could easily see a school buying dozens of these for a classroom and plugging them into existing monitors for mainly browser-based education uses. XDO markets the Pantera Pico PC as a desktop replacement, and it could certainly do okay as one of those.
It’s nowhere near the power of a much more expensive workstation or tower, but for primarily web-based uses, it’s plenty. The portability option is pretty nice too as XDO also offers a portable projector, battery, keyboards, and carrying cases for those who may need to do larger presentations at different locations frequently.
While the $149 model with only 4Gb of RAM and 64Gb of storage may be pretty slim on specs for a Windows 10 desktop, if you put Linux on that either with an XFCE desktop environment or no desktop environment at all, you could get much better performance and some excellent home server capabilities out of the little cube-shaped Pantera Pico PC.
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There’s just something about the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro which has “love at first sight” written all over it. We pretty much felt the same about the 2020 model, and the ones before it. Don’t get us wrong, at a first uneducated glance, its performance numbers match, at least on paper, those of the HONOR MagicBook 14 (2021) we reviewed last month, but the MateBook X Pro is just so much more.
Even though they are similarly equipped, they address two different target audiences, with two different price points. And, since they perform fairly similar, it’s just fair we put this year’s MateBook X Pro to the test and see where it stands out. This is our HUAWEI MateBook X Pro 2021 review.
Why change something that has proven to successfully work? This is probably what engineers at HUAWEI had in mind when discussing the design of the 2021 MateBook X Pro, which went pretty much unadulterated for the past couple of years, and this is a good thing! It’s still as minimalistic and gorgeous as it ever was, and there’s absolutely no need to change that.
Mystic Silver is the third color available last year that didn’t make it to 2021. Instead, there’s a Space Grey and an Emerald Green (our unit) in the line-up.
With the same precision machining and crafting as the predecessor, the 2021 MateBook X Pro didn’t gain any pandemic weight, maintaining it at 1.33kg. Measurements are the same as well, with the computer maintaining its fitness at 14.6mm in height (thickness).
With no noticeable changes, you can expect the same chamfered edges that light nicely bounces off of, with a nice shine to it. You can find these around the edges, the trackpad, and the power button. Similar to last year, the power button includes a fingerprint scanner that has a cache, enough to hold on to your fingerprint and unlock Windows with a single touch of the button upon powering up.
Underneath the power button lies the precision, full-sized, Chiclet Keyboard, with a fine speaker grill to its left and right, containing a total of four (2 x 2) speakers, that cooperate with the 2 microphones. A considerable part underneath is taken up by the upgraded Touchpad with Multi-touch — the HUAWEI Free Touch — and this year, with HUAWEI Share built-in (more on that later).
The display retains its 14-inch (13.9) size, and its 3000 x 2000 resolution and 260PPI. It’s an LTPS panel, like last year, with a 1500:1 contrast ratio, 3:2 aspect ratio, 450 nits of brightness, and it is one damn fine display! Our only complaint is the fact that it’s shiny and highly reflective.
Viewing angles have been retained at 178 degrees, which is really something, as well as touch features via 10-point multi-touch sensitivity. Not only that, but HUAWEI got rid of everything else around the display, achieving a whopping 91% screen-to-body ratio, which you really have to experience in person to appreciate.
That means, subsequently, that the webcam, a 1MP 720p unit, is still inside the keyboard. The infamous “nosecam” has its advantages though, as tucking it in the body of the device makes hacking it, and subsequently your privacy, impossible.
We mentioned the similarities in the preamble of this review with the MagicBook 14 (2021). The MateBook X Pro (2021) comes equipped with either the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor or the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 chip. Our particular unit, just like the MagicBook 14, comes with the Core i7, and, to put it simply, “damn, it is fast”!
8- and 16GB memory options are available, with the unit you see in the pictures having 16GB of 3733MHz RAM, and 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD (a version with 512GB is also available for you to configure if you need less storage and want to lower the price of the device).
Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which is a step-up from last year’s dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX250.
The battery is rated 56Wh, and the connectivity is handled via Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, and Bluetooth 5.1. There are two USB Type C ports, for charging and connecting a display, a full-sized USB A 3.2 port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack that doubles as a microphone input port. Of note is that you don’t have an HDMI connector, so keep that in mind when selecting external monitors or cables. You will need a USB Type C connectivity solution.
Just like its predecessor (and the models in the line-up), the 2021 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro runs Windows 10. It’s the Home Edition that pops-up with the configuration screen out of the box, and HUAWEI added little to no bulk to it. Not that there wouldn’t be enough space on the generous 1TB storage drive, but this is pretty much how I’ve seen HUAWEI roll in the past. Keeping things as simple as possible.
A few firmware and software updates await for you to apply after your first setup, and that’s pretty much the entire effort you need to put into having a buttery smooth Windows 10 experience. We need to mention that the laptop is eligible for a Windows 11 upgrade, and no doubt it will handle it beautifully.
Those of you who owned previous generation MateBook computers will be familiar with the PC Manager suite. For those of you who are new to it, this application makes sure your drivers are up to date and helps you connect a HUAWEI (or HONOR) smartphone to your PC.
One of the novelties this year on the Pro model is that you no longer have the NFC sticker on the palm rest next to the trackpad. HUAWEI embedded it into the trackpad itself, a trackpad that has also been upgraded on the Pro line-up. It now features haptic feedback (called Free Touch) for a more precise feel and exquisite experience. Both of these features debuted at the end of last year on the MateBook X (sans Pro).
We went on a short hardware tangent there, but it made more sense to mention all of this while talking about the PC Manager.
We described the PC Manager and the entire “connecting your smartphone to your laptop” experience ad nauseam. In a nutshell, you get Multi-Screen collaboration with mirroring displays, copy-pasting content and images between devices, taking calls, sending texts, and more. Check out the details of that in our original MateBook X Pro review from 2020, this current one’s predecessor.
Not much else to mention on the software end, and, I can’t stress this enough, this is a good thing. At the end of the day, it’s a pretty vanilla Windows 10 experience, with the occasional frustration of compulsory and sometimes lengthy restarts upon system updates, but that’s a Microsoft issue, not a HUAWEI one.
Describing the experience using the 2021 MateBook X Pro is close to driving a fine, luxury, sports car. Everything just runs (literally, really fast!) smoothly, from the moment you unbox it, through the setup process, to the day-to-day operations and activities.
We’ve used this particular model as our daily driver for over a month, with some occasional breaks in-between.
The display is, simply put, gorgeous. The colors are rich, the blacks are deep, the contrast is spot on, brightness is enough for visibility even on the brightest outdoor days. If I was to nitpick, my only critique would be with its reflective nature. If you have a bright light behind you, it might make things a little difficult to discern on the reflective display.
Touch sensitivity is more than accurate (though I still can’t wrap my head around touch capabilities on a device that doesn’t fully convert into a tablet or handheld).
The keyboard is very pleasant and silent to type on, with enough key travel to get an actual feel for the keys you’re pushing down. Backlight is also nice, with no bleeding, and at times even too bright at its highest setting.
Probably my favorite component to input is the trackpad. Haptic feedback emulates an actual click/push down so well, and the feedback is so natural, that you’ll instantly love it. It will take a couple of minutes to get used to it, but once you do, you’ll love it!
The four speakers are pretty loud. While lacking a bit on the low end, which is normal considering their size, they’re loud, crisp, and clear, with no distortion even at high volumes.
With decent display brightness – by decent we mean normal usage, not forced maximum of 100% just for the sake of it – we got through one full workday and some relaxation at the end of it without an issue. And that is really something, as my workdays are not your regular ones, stretching towards 16 hours. Increase the brightness and do some heavier, more power-intensive tasks, and you will need to have a charger handy to make it through the day.
The system runs cool with only occasionally getting warm enough for the fans to kick in, and that’s mostly during gameplay, video rendering, or other intensive tasks.
Overall, it’s a great experience, to sum it all up.
Performance and Benchmarks
Nothing we threw at the 2021 MateBook X Pro made it stutter or managed to bog it down. It was chewing through tasks like the champ it is. App load times and even Windows boot-up are pretty fast, and overall operation is buttery smooth.
Office tasks (document management, emails, browsing, virtual calls, and everything in between you might do for work) are most of the times instant, fast at worst. Now, if you are doing heavy image manipulation, video rendering, CAD, or other demanding tasks, it will get the job done, but it will, as common sense implies, take more time.
Here at Pocketnow, we’re more inclined towards judging a product’s performance based on real-life operation, rather than numbers. However, for those of you who need to have analytic data based on benchmarks, we ran a couple and included the results above for your viewing pleasure.
– pop-up webcam angle is sometimes awkward. If it matters to you, buy an external webcam; – reflective display doesn’t make it the perfect outdoor laptop on a sunny day; – you’ll need to import it if you’re in the U.S.
We have no reservations in recommending the 2021 MateBook X Pro for those who want a beautiful laptop that’s fast, lightweight, portable, and, most importantly, future proof thanks to its great specs.
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is not for everyone. It’s the premium flagship laptop from the company, and it is also competing with the Apple MacBook Pro. That being the case, you should also expect a steeper price HUAWEI is asking for. It is not prohibitive, but it’s in the premium segment.
The 2021 HUAWEI MateBook X Pro goes for anywhere between €1.399,00 and £1399.99, depending on the region. Also, depending on where you are you might only have an option for the Core i5 version. Your configuration, based on processor and storage, will of course influence the price, and, depending on which country you are in, HUAWEI is running different discounts. Best to consult your local HUAWEI store for the price available to you.
All that being said, we have no reservations in recommending the 2021 MateBook X Pro for those who want a beautiful laptop that’s fast, lightweight, portable, and, most importantly, future proof thanks to its great specs.
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Keyboard & TouchPad
Full-size Backlit Chiclet Keyboard Touchpad with Multi-touch and HUAWEI Free Touch Huawei Share Built-in
Anton D. Nagy
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We looked at the HONOR MagicBook 14 back when the company was still a HUAWEI sub-brand. That laptop was powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor, but things have since changed, both for the brand (which no longer is tied to HUAWEI) and for the MagicBook 14.
Announced in the second half of May, the 2021 HONOR MagicBook 14 refresh now comes equipped with an 11th generation (Tiger Lake) Intel chip, available in the i5 and i7 configurations. We have the more powerful model in our labs, and we’re looking at everything it has to offer, in our HONOR MagicBook 14 (2021) review.
Those of you familiar with the AMD version from last year will recognize the identical twin. That’s to say that there are literally no changes on the outside, but are happening on the inside.
The aluminum exterior is just as sleek as it was last year. The same color options are available, in Space Gray and Mystic Silver, and our unit is the latter. The notebook itself measures 214.8 mm in height, 322.5 mm in width, and 15.9 mm in depth, and It weighs 1.38 kg, slightly less than last year.
The external ports are the same as well, with the 3.5mm headphone port, a full-size USB3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), a USB Type-C, an HDMI, and a full-size USB2.0 (Type A) port.
The battery is the same 56Wh unit as last year, hence it should offer comparative battery life (but we’ll get to that in our Performance segment below). More on that in our segment below.
The display is still a 14-inch IPS panel with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the same plastic bezel around it offering it a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. There’s a step up in brightness and contrast, at 300 nits typical brightness and 1,000:1 contrast ratio, versus last year’s 200 and 800:1, respectively.
Now, on to the changes. AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is out, Intel Core i7 1165G7 is in. This 11th generation processor is a 10nm unit with four hyper-threaded cores clocking at 2.8 GHz (up to 4.7GHz in its Turbo mode) and a 12MB L3 cache.
With the Ryzen out the Radeon graphics are out as well, meaning the Intel Core i7 brings in the Intel Iris Xe onboard graphics processor.
Our particular unit features 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
The usual suspects include the fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button, backlit keyboard, a camera tucked inside the keyboard (the infamous nose cam), Bluetooth 5.1, stereo speakers, and Wi-Fi 6 2X2 MIMO Dual Antenna. Bundled with the notebook you’re getting the 65W Type-C Fast Charger.
For even more details you can refer to our review of its AMD twin sibling here.
Performance and battery life
As previously stated, our review unit is equipped with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. That, coupled with the power of the Intel Core i7 processor should be enough to handle complex game titles. However, the weakest link in the chain this time around is the graphics card, which is not as fast as a dedicated one, but pretty damn good as far as integrated solutions are concerned.
I’m not saying you won’t be able to play games. What I’m saying is that you will likely have to stay away from very graphics-intensive titles, or turn the graphics settings inside the game down a notch or two so you can enjoy the experience.
That aside, this notebook is perfect for your day-to-day activities, let it be work (documents, spreadsheets, browsing, emails, video calls, etc.), or entertainment (YouTube, Netflix, listening to music, basic photo manipulation).
As you probably know by now if you’re a Pocketnow reader – if you’re not, you’re just about to find out – we’re not big fans of benchmarks. We’re all about real-life usage, but we get it, so here are some numbers for the analytical among you.
Last but not least, when it comes to battery life, the Intel chip is slightly hungrier for power than last year’s AMD processor. You should last through the workday if you keep your brightness decent and you do light office work. Expect around 7 to 8 hours of autonomy under the aforementioned conditions before you need to reach for your charger.
Anything brighter and more power-intensive will cut it down dramatically. Expect about 8 hours of YouTube streaming at up to 50 percent brightness and about 10 hours of browsing with the same brightness level. Crank it up to maximum brightness and you can easily expect the battery to last about 1.5 hours less.
When it comes to charging the 65W included charger topped off the notebook from 0 to 100% in one hour and 43 minutes.
Software and experience
This segment is pretty much identical to the Software and experience section of our review for the AMD sibling. The MagicBook 14 comes with Windows 10 (Home Edition) out of the box. What we said in our previous review still stands valid for the Intel version, namely: “After a couple of updates to the operating system, drivers, and firmware, once you’re up to date, the entire experience is smooth. Not much to report here, things are working, behaving, and performing as they should.”
In terms of preinstalled software, you’ll find the PC Manager (more in a bit), Microsoft Office, and one or two additional titles (including Adobe Photoshop Express, TikTok, a game title) you can easily remove or ignore if you don’t want them on there.
The PC Manager is the app that, on one hand, makes sure your computer is up to date in terms of drivers, and operates at a top-notch level, while on the other hand is the connection hub to your phone.
It does that as part of the HONOR MagicLink, which is the company’s take on HUAWEI Share. If you have a compatible HUAWEI or HONOR phone, you can use the sticker next to the trackpad to connect your phone to your PC by tapping the NFC tag.
Once the two devices are paired, your smartphone’s home screen will pop up on your computer. This way you can take calls, chat, send texts, and drag and drop files between the two devices seamlessly.
You can also read more about this in our AMD-version review here.
The overall experience is admirable. The display is bright, sharp, with nicely balanced color and satisfying contrast. The sound is satisfactory for a laptop of its size, and we absolutely love the feel of the keyboard. We found it smooth and silent, as well as comfortable while typing out three reviews on it, this included.
There’s no overheating and everything overall just works, which is everything a user or owner can wish for.
The Intel-equipped HONOR MagicBook is more expensive than its AMD brethren. It goes for €1,199.90 (though you might find discounted prices depending on the market), which is about €400-450 more expensive than the similarly specced AMD version, granted that only comes with 8GB of memory. However, the Intel version is substantially faster in terms of processing power, storage speed, and graphics.
The performance is there (save for a slightly shorter battery live) and it takes it real close to the high-end range. You can definitely future-proof if you opt for this model as it’s got everything it needs to serve you well for the years to come.
However, if performance is not the priority, but rather battery life and stamina, you could probably turn to the AMD version and save some money while at it. That one’s a real road warrior and offers plenty of endurance.
Pros and Cons
+ great display; + fast performance; + loud speakers; + pleasant keyboard; + integration with HUAWEI and HONOR phones.
– pop-up camera (nose cam) is something you’ll have to live with; – not recommended for graphics-intensive tasks. Get a gaming laptop instead if you’re big on gaming; – port selection could be better; – slightly poorer battery life than on its AMD-equipped sibling.
We recommend you also read our HONOR MagicBook (2020) AMD review.
Anton D. Nagy
Anton is the Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow. As publication leader, he aims to bring Pocketnow even closer to you. His vision is mainly focused on, and oriented towards, the audience. Anton’s ambition, adopted by the entire team, is to transform Pocketnow into a reference media outlet.