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
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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
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?
For storage, it also has a 128GB SSD, reducing file transfer delays and ensuring your system runs smoothly. The Surface Pro 7’s 10.5-hour battery life is just the cherry on top, so you can keep working long past your shift. Plus, in as low as one hour, it can recharge up to 80%. If you want a powerful laptop replacement to complete your workstation with a free Type Cover to boot, then the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is definitely a must-buy. You can check it out on Best Buy where it’s currently on sale for $799 from its retail price of $1,029. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go, Surface Pro 7 in the discount bin — save up to $230
When you remove the tablet, the Duet automatically switches to Chrome OS’s tablet mode. Tablet mode gives you a couple of extra gestures, such as a swipe up to reveal all of your running apps and a short swipe up and hold to open up your app drawer. In the running apps view, you can drag apps to the right and left side to utilize the Chrome OS split-screen view. Finally, Chrome has a new feature for showing open tabs — switch to tablet mode, and the tabs disappear, to be replaced by a thumbnail view that’s accessible by tapping on a number icon representing how many open tabs you’re running. … [Read more...] about Lenovo IdeaPad Duet review: Great Chrome tablet at nice price