The XPS 17 sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-size SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is a very well-connected modern machine, though there is no USB-A, as there has been in previous XPS laptops. Dell is kind enough to include a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cable and HDMI dongle in the box, however. If you’re considering differences in ports when looking at the two laptops, there’s just one. The MacBook has four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, as well as a headphone jack, but there is no SD card slot. That means you’ll need to dongle up with the MacBook. … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 17 vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which big laptop reigns supreme?
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Performance The GTX 1660 Ti is an intriguing addition to Nvidia’s graphics card lineup because it’s built on the same Turing architecture as the RTX 2060. In many ways, it has much more in common with the last-generation GTX 1060 that it (sort of) takes its name from. Not only does it sport the GTX moniker, but it lacks the RT and Tensor cores for ray tracing and deep learning super sampling, which are hallmarks of the current RTX 20 Series generation. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti vs. RTX 2060
The sound quality won’t be found lacking either thanks to Dolby Digital Plus speakers that pump out full beats to complement the visuals. As was said earlier, the TCL 4 Series uses the Roku TV platform for user-optimized navigational convenience, with minimal lag and information overload. It comes with all the most popular streaming services to keep you entertained for hours — if not days — on end, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO NOW, to name a few. The TV is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant if you already have them set up at home for remote voice-automated control. If you’ll be connecting your own external devices to it, the TV has three HDMI inputs and a USB 2.0 port, so your enjoyment won’t be dependent on your Wi-Fi connection. If you’re interested in a good budget-friendly 4K TV with a Roku TV platform, you can find the TCL 4 Series on Best Buy where it’s discounted at $450. … [Read more...] about Cheap 65-inch 4K TVs: Save big on LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio
Westworld Fans waited two years for the third season of this fabulous sci-fi Western and dystopian series that portrays a futuristic Wild West-themed amusement park called Westworld. Despite looking and acting convincingly human, the people who work there are actually hosts programmed to have specific personalities and skills, and cater to every visitors’ desires, whether that’s to meet and bed a beautiful woman or get caught up in a gunfight. The first season and overall story are inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name. The second, and especially the third, seasons, however, are very different from the first. Each is equally captivating and fast-paced, keeping the story continually refreshing. With season three having just wrapped up, you have plenty of time to catch up as we wait for season four to begin production. … [Read more...] about The 16 best shows on HBO Max right now
In terms of synthetic benchmarks, the first test I ran was Geekbench 4 (Geekbench 5 isn’t available for the Duet, likely due to the processor) The Duet scored 1,376 on the single-core test and 5528 on the multi-core test. That’s near the bottom of our database, particularly the single-core test that is beat out by older Intel Pentium processors. Next, I ran the Speedometer 2.0 test to see how well the MediaTek CPU performs compared to the Intel alternatives on web-related tasks. The Duet scored 27 on the test, which places it at the very bottom of our rankings. Again, you have to look at older Intel Pentium processors to see the same level of performance. … [Read more...] about Lenovo IdeaPad Duet review: Great Chrome tablet at nice price