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Lenovo device with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor shows up at Geekbench

Windows on ARM laptops and tablets have been a mixed bag so far. While they make it possible for PC makers to deliver thin, light, and usually fanless devices with long battery life and sometimes with integrated support for 4G LTE or 5G wireless, they’ve generally been slower than similarly-priced hardware with Intel or AMD […]

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Intel Alder Lake mobile details leaked: Laptop chips with 14 cores, 20 threads

Intel’s first foray into hybrid processors that combine different types of CPU cores in a single chip wasn’t all that exciting due to lackluster performance and a focus on efficiency for thin, light, and fanless computers. But it looks like the next Hybrid chip could pack a lot more horsepower. The company’s upcoming Alder Lake chips […]

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All the Ice Lake laptops so far (announced and unannounced)

Intel’s 10th-gen Core “Ice Lake” processors are now shipping, but so far only one laptop powered by the chips is available for purchase. The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook went on sale last week for $1000 and up. So where are the other 34 laptops and 2-in-1 tablets Intel said are on the […]

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Lilbits 347: Xposed Framework for Android Pie (unofficial)

While I was kind of excited this week to see that it’s possible to unlock the bootloader and root the latest Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, that’s because the Fire tablet lineup is unusual: they’re dirt cheap, Android-based tablets that run a highly customized version of Android that’s not to everyone’s tastes. Hacking them to […]

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Windows 10 on ARM PCs could get up to 40 percent faster with Snapdragon 845 (or Snapdragon 850)

The first two Windows 10 computers with ARM-based chips are already available, and the third should go on sale any day now. But early reviews suggest that the Asus NovaGo, HP Envy x2, and Lenovo Miix 630 are hampered by software limitations and relatively slow performance. At least part of the issue is that they […]

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MacBook Pro with Core i5-8250U shows up at Geekbench

Apple may have just updated its MacBook lineup with models sporting 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” chips a few months ago. But it looks like there’s a possibility that new models with 8th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake Refresh” processors are on the way. A series of listings in the Geekbench database suggest someone is running […]

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Intel Atom Z3770 Bay Trail chip specs, performance leaked

Intel’s upcoming Atom Z3770 processor is a low power, quad-core chip that will be part of the Bay Trail family. It uses the company’s new Silvermont technology, which is expected to power upcoming Atom, Celeron, and Pentium chips, although the Z3770 is a lower-power chip that’s likely aimed at Windows or Android tablets. Benchmark results […]