Samsung Galaxy Book S Is a Lakefield ShowcaseThe Galaxy Book S debuted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, but this will be the first time we see Intel's five-core hybrid processor, which pairs one Sunny Cove core with four Tremont cores using Intel's 3D Foveros technology. Samsung's specification states that the Core i5-L16G7 offers clock speeds of up to 3 GHz and an L3 cache of 4MB. … [Read more...] about Samsung Debuts First Intel Lakefield Laptop
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Intel posted a product change notice (PCN) yesterday announcing that it is axing its specialty dodecahedron packaging for its Core i9-9900K processor. Intel's fancy translucent twelve-sided package debuted with the Core i9-9900K as a response to AMD's elaborate packaging that comes with its Threadripper processors, and like those chips, it didn't have to make room for a bundled cooler, as Intel doesn't include one. … [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 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, a 2.9-GHz, 64-core processor that's one of the best CPUs for 3D modelers, is now on sale for $3,449.99 at Amazon. That’s $540.01 off its $3990.00 price when it launched earlier this year, and its lowest price ever, according to CamelCamelCamel. … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Is $540 off Launch Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — $799, was $1029 While the Microsoft Surface Go is all well and good, if you don’t mind a little extra weight and prefer a laptop hybrid that packs a real punch under the hood, then the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is definitely your best bet. It’s ever so slightly larger than the Surface Go with its 12.3-inch diagonal PixelSense display, and it weighs only 0.55 pounds more at 1.7 pounds. Compared to the Surface Go, it’s noticeably heavier when carried around, but it’s a small enough difference that it’s negligible in the long run. The 2,736 x 1,824 resolution is also far superior to the Go and most laptops, outmatching QHD displays and rendering all multimedia in extremely high quality, making it great for movie viewing and photo editing. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Pro 7 in the discount bin — save up to $230