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ECS shows off a 2.4 inch single-board computer

Taiwan-based ECS has been selling small form-factor desktop computers for a number of years, but when WinFuture’s Roland Quandt stopped by the company’s booth at Computex last week, he spotted something a little different: a tiny single-board computer with an Intel Gemini Lake processor. The PB02CFMB board measures just about 2.4″ x 2.4″ and supports Intel […]

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Intel “Pocket PC” prototype is a phone-sized Windows tablet with Kaby Lake-Y

Intel is showing off a number of concept devices, prototypes, and reference designs at Computex this week, including the Tiger Rapids dual-screen concept that’s paving the way for devices like the upcoming Lenovo Yoga Book 2 and Asus Project Precog. But Notebook Italia also got details about a 2-year-old prototype that Intel calls a “Pocket […]

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AMD’s first 7nm GPU coming this year, 7nm CPU in 2019

Intel may be struggling to start producing 10nm processors, but rival AMD is already getting ready to launch its first 7nm chips. During the company’s Computex press conference, AMD demonstrated an upcoming graphics processor based on Vega architecture and manufactured using a 7nm process. The company hardware partners are already testing samples, and the new […]

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AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper: Up to 32 CPU cores

Intel unveiled an upcoming 28-core CPU this week, promising it’d be available in the fourth quarter of 2018. So naturally AMD just announced a 32-core processor that could hit the streets months earlier. It’s due out in the third quarter of 2018. The 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a high-end processor based on the company’s […]

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HP launches ProBook x360 440 for $599 and up

HP’s business laptop lineup is getting a new member. The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 features a 14 inch, 1080p touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, optional pen support, and a reasonably compact design: the laptop measures 0.8 inches thick and weighs 3.8 pounds. It features business-friendly features including security tools and services and commercial support and […]

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Asus VivoWatch BP is a wearable fitness tracker & blood pressure monitor

The latest wearable from Asus isn’t an Android Wear smartwatch… but it is something you wear on a wrist. The Asus VivoWatch BP is set to become one of the first wearable fitness trackers with a built-in blood pressure monitor. It looks more like a medical device than a sleek watch, but if you suffer […]

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Asus ZenBook Pro 14 UX480 coming later this year: a smaller ScreenPad laptop

Asus is showing off two laptops with touchscreen displays where you’d normally find a touchpad. The first is called the ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 and it’s set to hit the streets in July for $2300 and up. But Asus has a second model with a smaller screen and slightly more modest specs. It’s called the […]

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Intel’s Low Power Display tech could extend battery life by hours

The display is one of the most power-hungry features in modern laptops, tablets, and smartphones. So if you can produce a display that uses less power, you could dramatically improve battery life in those devices. That’s the idea behind Intel’s new Low Power Display technology, which the company says can “cut LCD power consumption by […]

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Intel Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y chips coming this year

Intel’s next-gen chips for laptops, tablets, and convertibles are on their way, and the company says you can expect “double-digit” performance gains… even though the new processors are still part of the company’s 8th-gen Core lineup and still manufactured using a 14nm process. While we didn’t learn a lot about the new Amber Lake-Y and […]