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Acer Swift 5 laptop is getting an Ice Lake update (and more compact chassis)

Intel says the first “Project Athena” laptops will ship later this year and the lineup will include the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP Envy 13 Wood Series, and Lenovo Yoga S940. Acer’s first Project Athena device is expected to be the next-gen Acer Swift 5, but neither Intel nor Acer have shared details about the […]

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ECS previews the Liva Z3 Plus mini PC with Intel Ice Lake (Update: Comet Lake)

Intel says we can expect the first computers powered by its new 10nm Ice Lake chips with Gen11 graphics in time for the 2019 holiday season. But we’ll probably have to wait a little while to find out what most of those PCs will look like. Aside from the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop that […]

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Qualcomm is working on cheaper chips for laptops

Qualcomm and Lenovo announced plans to bring one of the first laptops with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor to market early next year. The new chip should enable better performance than we’ve ever seen from a Qualcomm-powered laptop. But like most Windows PCs with Snapdragon processors, the upcoming Lenovo “Project Limitless” device probably isn’t going […]

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Asus unveils Tinker Board single-board PCs with RK3399Pro and i.MX8M processors

Asus is continuing to expand its line of single-board computers aimed at makers and developers. The original Asus Tinker Board launched in 2017 as a Raspberry Pi-like mini PC powered by a Rockchip RK3288 processor. The next year the company unveiled the Tinker Board S with 16GB of eMMC flash storage built in. Now Asus […]

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Zotac expands its ZBOX Pico line of mini PCs with Intel Amber Lake

Earlier this year Zotac unveiled a pocket-sized computer called the ZBOX Pico PI470 featuring an Intel Core i7-8500Y Amber Lake processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and Windows 10 Home. You still can’t buy one yet, but now it looks like the PI470 will have some company when it hits the streets. At […]

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Lilbits 369: Windows 10 gets cozier with Android phones

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 keeps getting new features. At launch, it was basically a tool for sharing photos and websites between a smartphone and a PC. This year it gained support for mirroring an Android phone screen on your PC and then for displaying smartphone notifications on your computer. Now Microsoft has […]

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Intel’s Twin River prototype is a dual-screen device with a fabric case

There are a lot of ways to build a dual-screen laptop, But up until now, it never occurred to me that one of those ways would be to build it out of fabric. That’s what Intel did for its “Twin River” dual-screen PC prototype though. Intel’s device features two 12.3 inch, 1920 x 1280 pixel […]

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MediaTek unveils a 7nm, Arm Cortex-A77 chip with an integrated 5G modem

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has mostly been sticking with mid-range space for the past few years, but today the company unveiled a next-gen processor that packs a lot of punch into a single chip. The upcoming processor will feature CPU and GPU cores based on Arm’s new Cortex-A77 and Mali-G77 designs. And it’ll also be […]

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Intel Optane memory M15 promises faster performance

Intel’s Optane memory solutions are basically a small, speedy SSDs that you can use along with a larger hard drive or solid state drive to boost performance of a PC. The newest version is called Intel Optane Memory M15, and according to Intel it’s faster than the previous-gen M10 SSD, but it also consumes less […]

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Intel unveils NUC Compute Element for modular computers (like a next-gen Intel Compute Card)

Intel’s Compute Cards are dead. But Intel hasn’t given up on the idea of a modular computing device that packs the guts of a modern PC into a small card that can become the heart of a notebook, smart TV, kiosk, or appliance. Say hello to the Intel NUC Compute Element. It’s like a Compute […]

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Intel’s new gaming notebook prototype has 2 screens + 2 hinges

You know how Asus just introduced a set of dual-screen laptops with one regular display and a second ultra-wide one above the keyboard? Intel’s showing off one of those too… except the Intel Honeycomb Glacier prototype is more of a concept device for a next-gen gaming laptop And the second screen arguably isn’t even the […]

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Intel outlines its vision for the future of mobile computing with Project Athena

Intel’s Project Athena is an initiative to help ensure that upcoming mobile computers offer the kind of experience that (Intel thinks) customers demand from a thin and light notebook or 2-in-1 computer. First announced at CES in January, this week’s Computex show is a bit of a coming out party for Project Athena. Intel is […]