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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite will come in 23W and 80W variants, will support Windows and Linux PCs

The first PCs powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processors are expected to arrive in mid-2024, with most major PC markers partnering with Qualcomm in one way or another. While we’ll probably have to wait a little longer for real-world reviews, Qualcomm is giving us a slightly better idea of what to expect from those […]

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AMD Mendocino benchmarks (Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 3 7320U)

AMD’s Mendocino processors for low-cost laptops generated a bit of buzz when they were announced earlier this year. In order to keep costs low while offering decent performance, AMD equips these chips with Zen 2 CPU cores (which debuted in 2019) and RDNA 2 graphics (from 2022). You know what else has Zen 2 CPU […]

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Lilbits: Sony PS VR2 coming in Feb for $550, when Ryzen 9 isn’t faster than Ryzen 7, and goodbye Google Hangouts (again)

It’s been six years since Sony released the PlayStation VR accessory, bringing support for virtual reality games to PlayStation game consoles. At the time its $399 price tag was very competitive, and its specs weren’t too bad by 2016 standards. Now Sony is getting ready to launch a 2nd-gen model featuring a higher-quality display and […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s new Mac Pro could have a 48-core CPU, Lenovo Tab M9 leaked, and Linux smartphone news

This summer Apple launched the M2 processor with up to 18% faster CPU performance, 35% faster graphics, and 40% faster AI performance than the Apple M1 chip. But that’s just what you get with the entry-level chip with 8 CPU cores and up to 16 CPU cores. Apple is also rumored to be working on […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming Oct 6, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 on Oct 12th?

Apparently October is launch season for first-party devices from Google And Microsoft, with the latter scheduling a product launch event for October 12th (expect new Surface hardware), and the former holding an event on October 6th to officially launch the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and possibly other hardware. A new leak suggests […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6a unboxed early, Windows File Explorer tabs are coming, and Google Talk is dead(er)

Google Talk died a long time ago when Google transitioned its chat app strategy to Hangouts… and then to Google Chat. But it turns out that third-party apps were still able to access the Google Talk protocol all this time. That ends this week, with Google pulling the plug on Google Talk for 3rd-party apps. […]

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Lilbits: Steam for Chromebooks minimum specs revealed, Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 leaked, and handheld gaming PCs benchmarked

Google’s been working to bring Valve’s Steam game client to Chromebooks for the past few years, and it looks like the effort is, umm… picking up steam. A recent code commit suggested we could see Chromebooks with the RGB keyboards often found in gaming laptops. And now the folks at 9to5Google have spotted a list […]

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GPD Pocket 3 benchmarks (mini-laptop with a Core i7-1195G7 processor)

The GPD Pocket 3 is a tiny, but versatile laptop with an 8 inch touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard that’s just (barely) large enough for touch-typing, and a hinge that allows you to fold the screen down over the keyboard and hold the computer like a tablet. A modular port system also lets you adjust […]

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Lilbits: Next-gen iPad mini leaked, next-gen Samsung everything leaked too

Apple’s next iPad mini could have a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, and a much faster processor. Samsung’s next-gen foldable smartphones could debut in August, along with new smartwatches (running Wear OS rather than Tizen), and wireless earbuds. Leak season is upon us. Oh, who am I kidding, every season is leak season. But the sources […]