Meet the first laptops with Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics

Intel’s integrated graphics technology has gotten a lot better in recent years, with the company’s 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors offering graphics performance that’s close to what you’d get from an entry-level NVIDIA discrete GPU. But Intel isn’t stopping with integrated graphics – this summer the company announced plans to enter the discrete graphics space […]

Is this the first laptop with Intel DG1 discrete graphics?

Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors feature the company’s most powerful integrated graphics technology to date. But Intel also plans to offer discrete graphics solutions for even higher performance soon. The Intel DG1 GPU is aimed at “mobile creators” looking for a little extra horsepower for graphics and video applications. While Intel hasn’t officially launched its DG1 GPU […]

MINISFORUM EliteMini H31G now available for $399 and up (mini PC with NVIDIA graphics)

About a week after announcing plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a small desktop computer with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics and a 65-watt, 9th-gen Intel Core processor, MINISFORUM has begun taking pre-orders for the EliteMini H31G for $399 and up. It’s still listed  as “coming soon” at Indiegogo, but you can […]

MINISFORUM H31G is a tiny PC with discrete graphics

There’s no shortage of small desktop computers these days, and at 6.1″ x 6.1″ x 2.4″ the upcoming MINISFORUM H31G is hardly the smallest. But it is certainly one of the smallest to support a discrete graphics card. MINISFORUM says will go up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign set to begin September 29. It’ll […]

NVIDIA quietly outs GeForce MX450 GPU for laptops

NVIDIA is refreshing its entry-level discrete GPU for thin and light laptops. According to the new product page for the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics processor, the new GPU supports GDDR5 and GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0. There aren’t many other technical details listed, but we probably won’t have to wait long to see laptops with […]

The new Razer Blade Stealth 13 notebook has a 120 Hz display and discrete graphics

The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is a thin and light gaming laptop — and now it’s the smallest laptop available with a 120 Hz display and discrete graphics. Razer has announced a new version of the Blade Stealth 13 that sports a 25 watt Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics, and […]

Chromebooks with discrete graphics could be on the way

While many Chromebooks are still basically small, cheap laptops with a browser-based operating system, we’ve seen a growing number of mid-range and premium models in recent years with the kind of processors, displays, RAM, and other specs you’d expect from a decent Windows notebook. One thing we haven’t seen yet? A Chromebook with discrete graphics. […]