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Framework’s latest 13.5 inch laptop (and upgrade modules) comes with Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen “Phoenix” mainboards

Over the past few years a startup called Framework has proven that you can build a modular, repairable upgradable laptop that’s actually a pretty good laptop. And the company has delivered on its promise: the original Framework Laptop shipped with an 11th-gen Intel Core processor, but last year the company released a new mainboard with a […]

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ASRock’s latest 4X4 BOX mini PC supports up to an AMD Ryzen 7 7735U Rembrandt-R processor

The new ASRock 4X4 BOX-7000/D5 line of computers are compact desktop systems with support for up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory, two Ethernet ports, and support for up four displays. They’re also some of the first mini PCs to feature AMD Ryzen 7000U mobile processors, although the specific chips used in these little computers are just […]

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MINISFORUM HX99G is now available (mini PC with Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M)

The MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G is a small desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with Zen 3+ CPU cores, Radeon RX 6600M discrete graphics based on RDNA 2 architecture, and support for up to 64GB of RAM. First unveiled in November, the HX99G is now available for pre-order for $839 and up and […]

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AMD Radeon RX 7000 brings RDNA 3 graphics to laptops

When AMD introduced its RDNA 3 graphics architecture last year, the company promised up to a 50% improvement in performance-per-watt. But the first RDNA 3 GPUs to arrive were designed for desktops. Now AMD is bringing its latest graphics architecture to mobile. The new AMD Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” series mobile chips feature integrated RDNA 3 […]

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Mobile chips offer up to 16 Zen 4 CPU cores, RDNA 3 graphics

AMD’s 2023 mobile processor lineup is… complicated. At the high end, the company is introducing its most powerful laptop processors to date, with up to 16 Zen 4 CPU cores, 32 threads, and RDNA 3 integrated graphics. But not all of this year’s new chips offer those features. Some models will feature older CPU or graphics […]

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Beelink SER6 is a mini PC with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor

The Beelink SER6 is a 5″ x 4.5″ x 1.7″ computer powered by 45-watt AMD Ryzen 5 6600H processor, while the Beelink SER6 Pro is basically the same computer with higher-performance Ryzen 7 6800H processor and a metal chassis (instead of plastic). First unveiled in November, both models are now available from the MINIXPC store and Amazon, with […]

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad Pro 5 and Slim 5 laptops will come with next-gen AMD or Intel chips

Lenovo isn’t waiting until the Consumer Electronics Show in January to introduce its mid-2023 consumer laptop lineup. The company also isn’t waiting for Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA to officially introduce the chips that will power these laptops. The company has unveiled eight new laptops that will start shipping under the IdeaPad Pro 5 and IdeaPad […]

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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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Acer Aspire 3 is the first budget laptop with an AMD Mendocino processor

The new Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R75B) is a budget laptop with a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, 8GB of RAM, at least 128GB of solid state storage, and a starting price under $400. It’s also one of the first laptops to hit the market featuring an AMD Mendocino processor. That’s a new line […]