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Dell’s 4-pound XPS 15 laptop now supports up to Core i9 hexa-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce 1050TI graphics

Dell is launching an updated version of its XPS 15 thin-and-light laptop. The new model is still a 4 pound laptop with a 15.6 inch display and optional support for up to a 4K touchscreen. But Dell says the new model has an updated display panel which is brighter and enables longer battery life. Oh, […]

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Intel’s first hexa-core chips for laptops coming soon (leaks)

There’s more evidence that Intel plans to launch laptop chips with up to 6 cores and 12 threads. We got a first glimpse at an unannounced 45W Core i7-8720HK hexa-core processor in December, and details about a higher-performance Core i7-8750HK leaked this week. Now a leaked Intel roadmap suggests Intel may have at least one […]

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Updated Intel roadmap leaked: Gemini Lake this month, Cascade Lake-X in late 2018

Intel’s next-gen, low-power Celeron and Pentium processors are almost here. We’d been expecting Intel’s first “Gemini Lake” processors to have shipped by now, but an updated roadmap shared by the folks at MyDrivers shows that the first Gemini Lake processors should ship this month. The roadmap also lays out plans for new mid-range and high-end […]

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Intel is bringing Core i9 chips to laptops (and other leaked details about upcoming 8th and 9th-gen Core chips)

You can already find a few laptops powered by 8th-gen Intel processors… but so far your only options are models with 15 watt, quad-core chips based on Intel’s Kaby Lake Refresh design. Soon you may be able to pick up a more powerful model with a 45 watt processor based on Coffee Lake-H architecture. Intel […]

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Intel Coffee Lake (8th-gen Core desktop chips) now available for $117 and up

Intel’s 8th-gen Core processors are available starting today. Code-named “Coffee Lake,” the new chips that were introduced last month offer better up to 25 percent better all-around performance than their 7th-gen “Kaby Lake” predecessors. The new mainstream desktop chips also include the first quad-core Core i3 desktop processor and the first hexa-core Core i5 desktop […]

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MSI Vortex G25 compact gaming desktop goes Coffee Lake

MSI is updating its small form-factor Vortex G25 gaming PC with a new model sporting an Intel Core i7-8700 Coffee Lake processor. The new MSI Vortex G25 features an Intel Z370 motherboard and Intel’s recently announced 6-core, 12-thread chip. While that’s not the most powerful processor in Intel’s new 8th-gen Core lineup, it’s a pretty […]

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Intel launches 8th-gen Core “Coffee Lake” chips for desktops: more cores, more overclocking, still 14nm

Intel’s 8th-gen desktop processors will hit the streets October 5th. The new processors, formerly known by the codename “Coffee Lake” include the first Core i3 desktop chips with 4 CPU cores and the first Core i5 desktop chips with 6 cores. Overall, Intel says its Coffee Lake chips will offer up to a 25 percent […]

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8th-gen Intel Core desktop chips go hexa-core

Intel’s first 8th-gen Core processors may be quad-core laptop chips code-named “Kaby Lake Refresh,” but the company also plans to launch the first 8th-gen desktop chips this fall. And box art for new Core i5 and Core i7 processors posted to the Intel website confirm something we’d been hearing about the upcoming desktop chips: they’ll […]

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Intel’s 8th-gen Core chips for laptops have twice as many cores, up to 40 percent better performance

Intel’s first 8th-gen Core processors are set to hit the streets in September, and for this launch, Intel is taking aim at notebooks. The new Intel Core i5-8250U, Core i5-8350U, Core i7-8550U and Core i7-8650U chips are 15 watt, quad-core processors with support for hyperthreading. So while they’re manufactured using the same 14nm+ process as […]

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HP launches ProBook 400 G5 business laptops with Kaby Lake Refresh chips

HP is updating its business laptop lineup with new 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch, and 17.3 inch HP ProBook 400 G5 series laptops. As usual, the model I’m most interested in is the smallest, which is the 13.3 inch HP ProBook 430 G5 notebook that measures 12.8″ x 9.2″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 3.3 pounds. […]

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8th-gen Intel laptop chip details leak (4-cores, 15 watts, big performance gains)

Intel is set to officially launch its 8th-gen Core processor family on Monday, August 21st. But details about the new chips, code-named Coffee Lake, have been leaking for months. While many of the details we’ve seen so far have been about the company’s new desktop-class processors, now we have some new details about some of […]