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Lilbits: Xiaomi Box 4K (2nd-gen) leaked, Pico 4 VR headset could be a Meta Quest 2 killer (but probably not)

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is a giant in select markets including China and India, but the company has a more limited presence in United States, where Xiaomi doesn’t sell phones. But Xiaomi does sell media streamers and a handful of other devices in the US. So there’s a chance that the new 2nd-gen Xiaomi Box […]

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AMD’s new Ryzen and Athlon 7020 “Mendocino” chips bring RDNA 2 graphics to budget laptops

The first laptops powered by AMD Mendocino chips should arrive by the end of the year with prices starting at around $399. As expected, the processors are designed for budget devices and pair a low-end GPU based on AMD’s current-gen graphics technology with a CPU based on older AMD architecture. AMD says the result is […]

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MINISFORUM EliteMini HX90G is a mini PC with Ryzen 9 5900HX and Radeon RX 6600M

The MINISFORUM EliteMini HX90G is a compact desktop computer with the specs of a decent gaming laptop. Measuring 205 x 203 x 69mm (8.1″ x 8″ x 2.7″), the computer is smaller than some game consoles, but it should have enough horsepower under the hood to offer 60 fps gaming for many modern titles. MINISFORUM plans […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft goes big on widgets for Windows 11, Zoom may launch email and calendar apps

What’s old is new again. Nearly two decades ago, Microsoft introduced support for widgets (called gadgets) that displayed snippets of information in a sidebar for Windows Vista. It became an optional feature with Windows 7, and it was discontinued by the time Windows 8 arrived. But Windows 11? It’s got widgets again, this time stuffed […]

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AMD’s new mobile chip names will tell you more about the feature set

AMD has been using the same basic model numbering scheme for its chips since the company  launched the Ryzen brand in 2017. But now the company has announced it’s overhauling the system it uses to name its Ryzen Mobile processors. While the new names will look similar, there’s one key difference: starting with the company’s […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on Zen 4 architecture coming September 27th for $299 and up

The first AMD chips based on the company’s new Zen 4 CPU architecture are set to hit the streets starting September 27th, 2022. The chip maker says its new Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors deliver up to 29% better single-core performance and even bigger gains in multi-core performance, while also offering better performance per-watt than […]

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Lilbits: Debian and GNOME celebrate birthdays, AMD Zen 4 desktop chips coming soon, more Windows games can run on Linux via Proton 7.0-4

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, which is part of the reason Valve can set starting prices as low as $299. But if the Steam Deck could only play native Linux games, it wouldn’t be much use as a gaming PC. So Valve developed Proton, a tool […]

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Lenovo Thinkpad P14s is a mobile workstation with Ryzen Pro 6000U

Lenovo is refreshing some of its AMD-powered mobile workstations by equipping new systems with AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 series processors. The most powerful new model is the new ThinkPad P15v Gen 3  with a Ryzen 7 Pro 6000H series processor and NVIDIA RTX A2000 graphics. But the smallest is the new Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 3, which […]