Emdoor’s 2019 laptop lineup includes a bunch of AMD models

Over the past few months I’ve been hearing that shortages of Intel chips has been driving PC makers to consider alternatives. A representative from one Chinese PC company I spoke with at CES told me the company wouldn’t be able to get the Gemini Lake chips they need to bring their new product to market […]

MSI squeezes NVIDIA RTX 20-series graphics into its compact gaming desktops

MSI is introducing a bunch of new gaming laptops and desktops during CES this week, including thin and (relatively) light notebooks with support for features up to a 144 Hz display and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. But the company is also squeezing the latest high-performance Intel and NVIDIA components into it small […]

ECS is positioning its tiny Liva computers as AI machines (as well as commercial or entertainment PCs)

ECS is showing off its latest small form-factor computers at CES this week. That includes updates to existing models with newer, faster processors as well as a a few models with brand new features — including a mini PC with support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service and another that uses a camera and Intel’s Movidius […]

Onyx is launching two new E Ink devices with Wacom pen support, adjustable color temperature

Onyx plans to begin shipping two new E Ink devices in March. The new 10.3 inch Onyx Boox Note Pro and 7.8 inch Onyx Boox Nova Pro both have 1872 x 1440 pixel E Ink displays and support for finger or pen input — you fan flip pages or navigate menus with your fingers, or […]

AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen chips (for desktops) coming in mid-2019

AMD’s first 7nm Ryzen processors are coming this year. The company has announced that it’ll begin shipping its the new desktop chips in mid-2019. The numbers get a little confusing from there: we’re looking at the chip maker’s 3rd-Gen Ryzen chips with Zen 2 CPU cores. And AMD showed off an early model that features […]

Gigabyte’s new Aero 15 “AI Laptop” uses machine learning for better performance

Gigabyte’s Aero 15 laptops are designed for gaming or professional use and they’ve got the horsepower to prove it. The latest model is available with up to an 8th-gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. But it’s still a relatively compact machine: it measures just 14″ x 9.84″ x 0.74″ […]

Hands-on with the Lapscreen thin & light portable monitor (video)

The Lapscreen is a 12.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD display that weighs as little as 350 grams (12.3 ounces), and which measures just 3.6mm (0.14 inches) at its thinnest point and 7.9mm (0.31 inches) at its thickest. There’s also a touchscreen version that weighs 400 grams (14 ounces). After writing about Lapscreen last […]

Elebao’s mini PC lineup (CES 2019)

Elebao is a Chinese manufacturer that produces Android TV boxes and Windows PCs, among other things. As an ODM (original device manufacturer), Elebao doesn’t sell its products directly to consumers. Instead it produces hardware for clients that sell it under different names. I happened across the company’s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, and recognized […]