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Lenovo quietly launches IdeaPad 1 laptops with AMD Mendocino processors

AMD’s Mendocino processors are designed for budget laptops with prices starting at around $400. AMD keeps the prices for these chips low while offering decent all-around performance by combining Zen 2 CPU cores with an entry-level integrated GPU based on RDNA 2 architecture. Acer was the first company to launch a laptop powered by an […]

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NanoPi R5C is tiny PC with dual 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports, HDMI 2.0 and RK3568B2 for $49 and up

FriendlyElec’s NanoPi R5C is a small, cheap computer with a 2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, support for up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and a selection of ports that includes HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and two 2.5 Gbps Ethernet jacks, which could make this an interesting board for […]

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RikoMagic V7 is a TV stick with RK3568 and Android 11 for $105

It’s been ten years since I got my hands on the Rikomagic MK802, one of the first ARM-based PC-on-a-stick products that eventually paved the way for everything from the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku Streaming Stick to PC sticks with x86 processors. Now Rikomagic has launched a new model called the RKM V7. It […]

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Bullitt plans to launch the first phone with 2-way satellite messaging

British smartphone maker Bullitt Group says it will launch “the world’s first smartphone to include two-way satellite messaging technology” in early 2023. While Bullitt might not be a household name, the company makes the rugged phones sold under the Cat brand, and has made some other interesting devices in recent years. Bullitt also says its […]

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GKD Plus Classic retro handheld game console hits Kickstarter for $139 and up

The GKD Plus Classic is a handheld game console that looks a bit like a Game Boy if Nintendo’s classic handheld had analog sticks, a VGA color IPS LCD display, and a modern processor fast enough to handle PlayStation emulation. First unveiled earlier this month, the Game Kiddy’s latest handheld is now up for pre-order through […]

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Pimax Portal crowfunding campaign begins (handheld game system with detachable controllers and VR headset mount)

The Pimax Portal is a portable game system that tries to be a little bit of everything. At its most basic level, it’s an Android tablet with detachable game controllers. But thanks to a series of optional accessories, you can also use it as a virtual reality headset or a console that connects to a TV. First […]

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JX1 mini PC is a budget mini PC with Celeron N5105 (and all the ports on one side)

There are a growing number of pocket-sized computers with Intel Celeron N5105 processors and prices below $200. But while many of them are tiny squares with a handful of ports on the front, back and sides, the JX1 mini PC stands out by putting all of its ports on the back, which could make your […]