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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Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Book S will be available with Intel Lakefield processors. The company has yet to release U.S. pricing and release dates, though the company's UK site has it shipping on June 12 for £999.00.laptop will use an Intel Core i5-L16G7 CPU, which boasts Intel UHD graphics, Foveros 3D stacking technology for the first time and a hybrid CPU architecture. … [Read more...] about Samsung Debuts First Intel Lakefield Laptop
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?
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