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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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?
What’s even better is that HP won’t be the only manufacturer to integrate the solution. Intel is working with Tile to create a similar solution to the one implemented in the Elite Dragonfly, although there will apparently be some differences. We don’t know the specifics, but it appears that the more widespread solution will work when a laptop is sleeping but not completely turned off, and it will integrate with Intel’s vPro infrastructure to support remote lock and wipe. It will, therefore, be more like Apple’s Find My Mac feature than HP’s implementation. … [Read more...] about Built-in Tile is one of my favorite laptop features to ever exist
In terms of synthetic benchmarks, the first test I ran was Geekbench 4 (Geekbench 5 isn’t available for the Duet, likely due to the processor) The Duet scored 1,376 on the single-core test and 5528 on the multi-core test. That’s near the bottom of our database, particularly the single-core test that is beat out by older Intel Pentium processors. Next, I ran the Speedometer 2.0 test to see how well the MediaTek CPU performs compared to the Intel alternatives on web-related tasks. The Duet scored 27 on the test, which places it at the very bottom of our rankings. Again, you have to look at older Intel Pentium processors to see the same level of performance. … [Read more...] about Lenovo IdeaPad Duet review: Great Chrome tablet at nice 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