Enabling All AppsUsing an x86 chip over an Arm chip in the Galaxy Book S means Samsung's machine will support all Windows apps. If Samsung opted for an Arm chip and Windows 10 on Arm, 32-bit x86 apps would have to be emulated, and 64-bit apps wouldn't run at all. Some Windows programs have been compiled for Arm, but they're not all there yet. The Lakefield version of the Book S should offer far fewer limitations in that regard. … [Read more...] about Samsung Debuts First Intel Lakefield Laptop
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Intel later pressed the box into service with its Core i9-9900KS, a highly-binned variant of the Core i9-9900K, but now Intel tells its customers they will need to place their last orders for the packaging by June 26. As for the translucent blue dodecahedron, Intel's PCN says the company will replace it with the standard Intel cardboard box. … [Read more...] about Intel Kills Off Core i9-9900K Speciality Dodecahedron Packaging
Price and design Dell’s XPS 17 starts at $1,500, and Apple’s MacBook Pro 16-inch starts at $2,399. That sounds like a big difference, but these base models can’t be compared on an apples-to-apples basis. The XPS 17 starts with a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, a Core i5-10300H, and integrated graphics. From there, it can be configured up to a 4K+ screen, RTX 2060 graphics, a Core i9-10885H, 64GB of RAM, and 8TB of storage. We’ll know more about the exact configuration options of the XPS 17 when it launches later this summer. … [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 Surface Pro 7 has its own built-in kickstand, so you can switch between laptop and tablet modes in seconds. Plus, you also get a free Type Cover keyboard with this deal, making the Surface Pro 7 easily one of the most practical and versatile laptop hybrids out there. You won’t find it lacking in the connectivity department either thanks to its USB-A, USB-C, MicroSDXC, and headphone inputs that eliminate the need for adapters on a daily basis, ensuring that it’s future-proofed. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Pro 7 in the discount bin — save up to $230