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Huawei launches a Linux laptop with an ARM-based Kirin 990 processor

Over the last few years Chinese electronics company has been reducing its reliance on tech from other countries in response to trade restrictions imposed by the US. Now Huawei has launched its first laptop that doesn’t feature an Intel or AMD chip. The Huawei Qingyun L410 is powered by Huwaei’s own Kirin 990 processor, an ARM-based chip that was initially developed for smartphones and tablets.

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Lenovo launches new Windows on Snapdragon notebooks with 4G and 5G support in China

Earlier this year Lenovo announced it was developing a new Yoga 5G thin and light laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and 5G connectivity. Now the company has revealed that the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2021 goes up for pre-order in China on April 30 for 9999 CNY (about $1540). But if that price seems too […]

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Chinese chip maker Loongson has designed its own CPU instruction set architecture (ISA)

Chinese chip maker Loongson used to make processors based on MIPS architecture, but MIPS isn’t what it used to be and the company that developed the technology has even pivoted to making chips using the RISC-V instruction set. Now Loongson is trying something new: rather than adopt RISC-V, ARM, or x86 architecture, the company has […]

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Video: Linux-based tablet operating system JingOS is coming to phones

JingOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed to mimic the look and feel of touch-first operating systems like iOS and Android. Developed by a Chinese company called Jingling, the operating system is based on Ubuntu Linux and features a custom, touch-friendly user interface. There are currently elements of KDE and Plasma Mobile, although Jingling says […]

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Lenovo’s next gaming phone will have 144 Hz display, 44MP pop-up selfie

Lenovo has been selling gaming PCs under the Lenovo Legion brand since 2017, and last year the company expanded into the gaming phone market with the launch of the Lenovo Legion Phone with features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, 144 Hz AMOLED displays, 90W fast charging, and a pop-up selfie camera that rises from the […]

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Xiaomi InkPalm 5 is a $91 eReader with a 5.2 inch electronic paper display

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi may be best known globally for its smartphones, laptops, and media streamers, but the company makes a wide range of other products ranging from WiFi routers to smart washing machines. In its home country, Xiaomi also sells a line of eBook readers featuring electronic paper displays. And the latest is a […]

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Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro with Intel Tiger Lake-H35, NVIDIA graphics, and high-res displays coming in April

Xiaomi is launching two new laptops in April that feature 11th-gen Intel Core 35-watt processors, NVIDIA’s entry-level GeForce MX450 graphics, high-resolution displays and thin and light designs that look… familiar. The Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 14 inch is a 3.3 pound laptop with a 2.5K LCD display featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 120 Hz […]

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Chuwi CoreBook Xe laptop with Intel Xe Max graphics coming in April for $699

Chinese PC maker Chuwi will release its first laptop featuring Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics next month. The upcoming Chuwi CoreBook Xe will be available April 20 for $699 and it’s a notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD display, a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake U-series processor, and Intel’s discrete graphics, which Chuwi says offers performance […]

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Xiaomi’s Black Shark 4 brings gaming features to phones starting at $385

Smartphones designed for gamers are definitively a thing these days, with an emphasis on features like high-quality audio, high screen refresh rates, and low-latency touch sampling. Some models are pricey, like the new Asus ROG Phone 5 that sells for $950 and up. And then there’s the Xiaomi Black Shark 4, which have much lower starting […]

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Tablets with Intel Jasper Lake chips are on the way

Intel’s Jasper Lake processors are inexpensive, low-power chips with featuring the company’s 10nm Tremont CPU core architecture. Officially unveiled in January, they’re expected to arrive soon in laptops like the next-gen Acer Chromebook Spin 511 and 512. But it looks like they’re also headed to tablets. Chinese PC maker Chuwi is starting to show off […]

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Red Magic 6 gaming phone has a 165 Hz AMOLED display

Red Magic’s latest smartphones for gamers have air capacitive air trigger buttons on the side, an active cooling fan to keep the system from overheating, and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor and up to 12GB of RAM. The Red Magic 6 also has a 6.8 inch AMOLED display and bezels slim enough for a screen […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Mageia 8, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and a modular electronic blocks kit for STEM education

Elecrow, the company behind the CrowPi educational laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi, have launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a more ambitious STEM education product called Crowbits. They’re sets of electronic modules including controllers, power supplies, input and output devices, and sensors. These blocks can be snapped together magnetically to create various projects including […]