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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]