We first saw Lakefield at CES inside the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, though Lenovo was careful not to name the chip specifically, only saying that it uses Intel Hybrid technology. Microsoft also suggested it would use Lakefield in the now-delayed, dual-screened, Surface Neo. So instead, Samsung got first dibs (though Lenovo plans to release the Fold this year). This laptop leaked earlier on a Canadian version of Samsung's website. … [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
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?
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: was $3,990 now $3,450 @ AmazonThe AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is the most powerful CPU in AMD’s Threadripper line, with 64 cores, 128 threads, a 2.9 GHz base clock speed and up to a 4.3GHz max boost speed. Great for quick VFX and 3D model rendering as well as other CPU-intensive workloads, its lower price over competitors like the Xeon make it a great value. View Deal … [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