We first saw Lakefield at CES inside the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, though Lenovo was careful not to name the chip specifically, only saying that it uses Intel Hybrid technology. Microsoft also suggested it would use Lakefield in the now-delayed, dual-screened, Surface Neo. So instead, Samsung got first dibs (though Lenovo plans to release the Fold this year). This laptop leaked earlier on a Canadian version of Samsung's website. … [Read more...] about Samsung Debuts First Intel Lakefield Laptop
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As for Intel's reasoning behind the change, the odd-shaped box presented packaging challenges that Intel covered in a previous PCN (seen above), but the elaborate shipping required to protect the semi-delicate boxes limited the number of chips the company could ship in bulk. It also required numerous foam inserts for stability. The excessive bulk packaging and increased shipping costs, not to mention the fact that the Core i9-9900K is no longer the flagship chip, probably contributed to the change. The Comet Lake flagship comes to market in its own revamped packaging, as seen below. … [Read more...] about Intel Kills Off Core i9-9900K Speciality Dodecahedron Packaging
In the GPU department, Apple offers options for the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR6 memory. These AMD parts are all custom chips designed for Apple’s devices. Based on AMD’s next generation of Zen 2 7nm graphics architecture, we found these GPUs help make the MacBook a video-editing workhorse, with the ability to complete a video in 4 minutes, twice as fast as last year’s MacBook Pro 15-inch. … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 17 vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which big laptop reigns supreme?
The glass touchpad fares better. It’s rather small, by necessity given the tablet’s overall dimensions, but it’s smooth in action and has a satisfying click. Mousing around and using Chrome OS multitouch gestures felt natural and precise. Then, detach the rear cover and the keyboard and you’re left with a svelte tablet that’s eminently comfortable to use for swiping through web pages and reading e-books and other documents. The touch display is responsive and, again, everything feels natural. You can pick up an active pen as an optional purchase. … [Read more...] about Lenovo IdeaPad Duet review: Great Chrome tablet at nice price
The biggest selling point of the Surface Go is that it’s incredibly lightweight at only 1.15 pounds. Because it’s light as a feather, you can carry it around with just one hand without breaking a sweat. It comes with its own kickstand, which, unlike iPads, allows it to stand on its own without an auxiliary keyboard/case. You can also purchase a separate Type Cover to turn it into a mini-laptop that lets you work even as you walk around. As for connectivity, it has USB-C, MicroSDXC, and headphone inputs. It does lack a USB-A port, but this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Pro 7 in the discount bin — save up to $230