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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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
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
How about optimizations for the tablet? There’s multitasking, whoch works identically to iOS 13 on the iPad. You slide in a dedicated launcher and then tap and drag icons to open two screens at once, or tap to make them appear as a floating window over the top. Not every app supports split-screen viewing, including Firefox if you decide to use that as your browser. Office, WPS Office, and the Gallery, plus Facebook and Twitter (both installed through an APK), are fine. … [Read more...] about Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow
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