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Geekom teases Intel Meteor Lake and AMD Hawk Point mini PCs ahead of CES 2024

Chinese mini PC maker Geekom has announced it’s bringing two upcoming models sporting the latest Intel and AMD processors to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The Geekom IT14 Pro is a mini PC with support for up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 Meteor Lake processor, while the Geekom A8Max supports up […]

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Chromebooks canceled before release include models with Snapdragon 7c chips or NVIDIA graphics

The first “gaming Chromebooks” began to hit the streets last fall, with models from Asus, Acer, and Lenovo featuring high-end specs (by Chromebook standards) and features like RGB backlit keyboards. But those Chromebooks were primarily designed for light gaming or cloud gaming, because they lacked something we’ve come to expect from gaming PCs: discrete graphics. […]

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Framework Laptop 16 is a modular laptop with upgradeable discrete graphics and customizable keyboard and input options

Framework has been selling modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops with 13.5 inch displays since 2021. But while you can replace the mainboard, battery, and most other components, there are a few things that are hard to do without introducing a new chassis: like adding a bigger display or support for discrete graphics. Enter the Framework […]

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LG’s 3.2 pound laptop with a 17 inch 144 Hz display, Core i7-1360P and RTX 3050 is now available

The LG Gram 17 (17Z90R) is a laptop with a big display and speedy hardware. It has a 17 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS LCD display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 28-watt Intel Core i7-1360P processor with 12 cores and 16 threads, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 discrete graphics with 4GB of dedicated […]

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AYA Neo Next II handheld gaming PC has an 8 inch screen, dual trackpads, AMD Ryzen 7000 processor and discrete graphics

Over the past few years we’ve seen so many handheld gaming PCs introduced that it’s hard to find a model with features that truly make it stand out from the competition. But the upcoming AYA Neo Next II has a few. First, it’s one of the only models to feature a large 8 inch display. […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc A750 GPU benchmarked (by Intel), Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS released, Razer Phone ecosystem is dead(er)

Intel’s upcoming Arc A750 desktop graphics card will be the company’s most powerful discrete GPU to date. But what does that mean in terms of real-world performance? Last month Intel released a few internal benchmarks showing that the GPU was competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 in a handful of games. Now the company has […]

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Intel launches Arc Pro discrete graphics for laptop and desktop computers

Intel continues its push into the discrete graphics space. Earlier this year the company launched its first Intel Arc-branded GPUs for consumer laptops, and the company plans to add desktop GPUs to its lineup soon. The emphasis has largely been on gaming so far. But now Intel has unveiled its first “Arc Pro” graphics solutions […]

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Acer Swift X 14 inch laptop now available with Intel Alder Lake-P and NVIDIA graphics

The Acer Swift X (SFX14-51G) is a thin and light notebook with a 14 inch, 2240 x 1400 pixel display, a 28-watt Intel Alder Lake-P processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series discrete graphics. First announced in January, the new Acer Swift X is now available for $1200 and up. The starting price is for […]

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AYA Neo Next II handheld gaming PC has built-in touchpads and discrete graphics

Chinese handheld gaming PC maker AYA has unveiled yet another new model coming to the company’s growing lineup of portable gaming devices. The AYA Neo Next II has a few features that make it stand out from the rest though. First, in addition to D-Pads, analog sticks, action buttons, and shoulder buttons, the AYA Neo […]

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MINISFORUM Neptune HX90G is a compact desktop with AMD Radeon RX 6650M discrete graphics

MINISFORUM has been making small form-factor desktop computers for a few years at this point, but the company has recently started cranking up the horsepower, first by launching models with high-performance processors, and more recently introducing mini PCs with support for discrete graphics, although the first MINISFORUM PC with that option requires an external graphics […]

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A gaming laptop with Intel Arc A730M graphics is up for pre-order in China

The first laptops with Intel Arc 3 discrete graphics began shipping earlier this year, although notebooks with Intel’s entry-level GPU still aren’t exactly common. Even less common? Notebooks with Intel’s higher-performance Arc 5 and Arc 7 discrete GPUs. The chip maker said we’d have to wait until this summer for those models to arrive. But […]

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Intel launches Arc A-Series graphics for laptops, with emphasis on gaming, content creation and media

Intel has made big strides in bringing better integrated graphics performance to laptops in recent years, but now the company is taking a step into discrete graphics with the launch of its first Intel Arc A-Series mobile GPUs. The company says its Arc GPUs bring significant boost in gaming, content creation, and media playback over […]

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LG launches new lightweight notebooks with big screens, discrete graphics and Intel Alder Lake (LG Gram 2022)

The LG Gram line of notebooks are known for being extraordinarily light weight. But that hasn’t stopped LG from packing big features into compact packages. And the latest models include features like discrete graphics and big, high-res displays. The new LG Gram 16 is a 2.83 notebook with a 16 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 12th-gen […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc graphics, stretchable display tech, and the resurgence of music CD sales

Intel’s integrated graphics technology has gotten pretty good in recent years, even coming close to giving NVIDIA’s entry-level MX series GPUs a run for their money. But Intel is just getting started – the company also expects to ship 4 million discrete GPUs this year, starting with discrete graphics solutions for laptops like the Acer Swift […]