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
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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
Looking at the XPS 17 keyboard, it has something its younger sibling, the XPS 13, does not. Instead of sporting an edge-to-edge keyboard, the keyboard is in the middle of the laptop on the XPS 17, surrounded by speaker grills. The keycaps are also much larger than before, and there is the addition of larger left and right arrow keys. As for the touchpad, it is much larger than the ones found on the XPS 13 and XPS 15. It’s also centered right in the middle for ease of access and to guard against accidental clicks when resting your hands on the palm rest. … [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 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