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There’s no shortage of DIY projects where people have attempted to build their own laptops. But the ITX Laptop from SFF.NETWORK users APU_enthusiast may be one of the most unusual I’ve ever seen.

Basically it’s portable desktop with an ITX (170 x 170mm) motherboard featuring an Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N chip, and a chunky case design. But it also has a full set of ports (there’s even a PS/2 connector for an old-school mouse or keyboard), and dual touchscreen displays. And the whole things runs off a USB power bank.

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.


Check out this DIY “ITX Laptop” with a super-chunky body, but a full set of ports, two 7 inch touchscreen displays, an ASROCK N100DC-ITX motherboard (with an Intel N100 chip) and a 65Wh battery. (via FanlessTech)

AMD Launches Ryzen Embedded 8000 Series Processors with Integrated NPUs for Industrial AI [AMD]

AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded 8000 Series processors are the company’s first embedded chips for “industrial AI applications” with integrated NPUs featuring AMD XDNA architecture for up to 16 TOPS of hardware-accelerated AI performance. The first chips include embedded versions of the Ryzen 7 8640U and 8645HS and the Ryzen 7 8840U and 8845HS.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.1 brings “high quality mode” to the USB webcam feature [@[email protected]]

The ability to use an Android phone as a “high quality” USB webcam is inching closer with the latest Android 14 beta… along with a warning that doing so could take a toll on battery health (which is presumably why low-quality is the default).

AOKZOE to present A2 Ultra gaming handheld [VideoCardz]

AOKZOE A2 Ultra handheld gaming PC coming soon. Details are scarce, but there’s a decent chance it’ll be a modest upgrade over the existing A2 that replaces the Ryzen 7 7840U chip with an 8840U processor.

Sipeed’s new handheld RISC-V Cyberdeck [Jeff Geerling]

Sipeed’s Lichee Console 4A is a mini-laptop powered by a TH1520 quad-core RISC-V processor. It’s $375 platform for developers who want to try RISC-V, but Jeff Geerling says it’s not a particularly great general-purpose computer by 2024 standards.

Jeff Geerling

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