Apple iPad Mini – $350, was $399 The Apple iPad Mini is the only tiny tablet you should consider buying. While the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is also quite good, it’s not nearly as powerful as the iPad Mini and it’s way more expensive. For just $350 (down from $399) at Amazon, you’re getting an A12 Bionic processor with the iPad Mini, the same one that powers the iPhone XR and XS and iPad Air, which all cost hundreds of dollars more. This chip can easily take on normal productivity tasks like web browsing and social media updating with relative ease. You can even do some light editing work on Lightroom and it will never falter. While the iPad Mini’s 7.9-inch Retina Display is quite tiny, it’s bright, sharp, and colorful, perfect for content streaming and reading. With the Apple Pencil 1st gen (sold separately), you can take notes and draw with precision. Unfortunately, the iPad Mini isn’t compatible with the Apple Magic keyboard so you can use it … [Read more...] about Today’s Best Tech Deals: Apple Watch, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Pro
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The other possibility is that Intel is preparing the Iris Xe Max for the Tiger Lake-H parts. The chipmaker has already confirmed that Tiger Lake-H processors will top out at eight cores. The problem is that Intel will have to cut down the number of EUs to make room for the extra core, meaning the iGPU could have less than 96 EUs. It wouldn't make sense to market it as the Iris Xe Max though if it's less powerful than the one current Tiger Lake offerings. … [Read more...] about Iris Xe Max Graphics: The Beefy Tiger Lake iGPU Intel May Be Hiding
ASRock Industrial is about to launch one of the world’s first motherboards (PDF) for ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktop PCs based in Intel’s 11th-Gen Core ‘Tiger Lake-U’ processors (via momomo_us/Twitter). The NUC 1100-series motherboards combine Intel’s latest quad-core CPU as well as Iris Xe graphics and promise to deliver good performance for productivity applications, premium multimedia capabilities for HTPCs, as well as decent gaming performance. … [Read more...] about ASRock Preps Tiger Lake-Based NUC Motherboards: Willow Cove & Iris Xe GPU in Desktop PCs
We won't go into Tiger Lake's full technical details, we have that all in one place here, but Intel's plans for eight-core Tiger Lake models aren't entirely surprising. Intel's 10th-gen lineup includes 10nm Ice Lake processors that address the iGPU gaming market with up to four cores, while the 14nm Comet Lake processors slot in for high-performance productivity workloads. However, Intel told us during its Tiger Lake briefings that all of its future laptop chips will come with the 10nm SuperFin (or better) process, meaning the company wouldn't have a split product stack for its 11th-gen lineup. … [Read more...] about Intel Makes it Official: Eight Core Tiger Lake Chips Coming
Test Systems for AMD vs Intel Boot Time Tests When it comes to booting up the system, the hardware used and motherboard’s UEFI BIOS settings matter just as much as the operating system. Modern UEFIs feature Fast Boot or Ultra-Fast boot settings that, when configured, cut down on boot time as well as restart and shutdown. If you’re looking for the fastest boot time possible, sub-10 second boot times aren’t typically possible without the right configuration. If you don’t know how to get to your UEFI, see our article on how to enter your BIOS. … [Read more...] about Which PC Boots Up and Shuts Down Faster: AMD or Intel?