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Handheld gaming PC makers are already moving to Ryzen 8040U (even though it’s nearly identical to Ryzen 7040U)

AMD’s Ryzen 7040U chips have proven very popular with handheld gaming PC makers this year, thanks to their blend of AMD Zen 4 CPU cores and RDNA 3 integrated graphics. But now that AMD has introduced its next-gen chips, we’re starting to see handheld gaming PC makers announce plans to launch models with Ryzen 8040U […]

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GPD Win Max 2 (2023) mini gaming laptop with Ryzen 7040U coming in August (pre-orders open for $799 and up)

The GPD Win Max 2 is is a mini-laptop designed for gaming or general purpose computing. It has a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display, a backlit QWERTY keyboard with keys that are large enough for touch typing, and built-in game controllers above the keyboard that lets you hold the system like a […]

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Lilbits: Cellphone with a rotary dial coming soon, OpenWrt 22.03 released, and Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch launch date announced

A few years ago Justine Haupt combined classic phone design and modern tech to create a working cellphone with a rotary dial. Later she began selling kits to folks who wanted to make their own. Soon a version aimed at folks who aren’t hardware hackers will ship, and a video shows how the new Rotary Un-Smartphone […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc 750 GPU preview, Steam Deck replacement fans and batteries now available, and Amazon Prime Air drone delivery expands to Texas

After launching a very limited trial in California last month, Amazon is expanding its delivery-by-drone service to residents of a city in Texas where more than 100 thousand people live. Intel has provided a performance preview of its upcoming Intel Arc A750 desktop GPU, claiming it can outperform NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060. Meanwhile the chip maker […]

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Lilbits: Booting Linux on some Lenovo laptops requires an extra step, Macintosh Pi, and fanless Jasper Lake mini PCs

The new Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a 13.3 inch mobile workstation-class laptop with support for up to a 2880 x 1800 pixel OLED display, up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z processor, and up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. It’s also one of the first laptops to feature a Microsoft Pluton […]

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Lilbits: Apple Watch Series 8 and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 leaks, hacker reimagines Game Boy as a landscape device

Apple and Samsung are both set to launch new smartwatches later this year… and neither is doing a great job of keeping a lid on the top secret plans. Bloomberg reports that Apple will debut a new “extreme sports” model with a rugged design and bigger battery, while Samsung is allegedly planning to introduce a […]

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GPD Win Max 2 mini gaming laptop with Ryzen 7 6800U or Core i7-1260P is up for pre-order from Indiegogo for $999 and up (crowdfunding)

The GPD Win Max 2 is a mini laptop with a 10 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen display, a backlit keyboard and built-in game controllers above the keyboard that lets you hold the system like an oversized Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance SP for gaming. With a choice of AMD Ryzen 7 6800U […]

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Lilbits: Nothing Phone (1) has a mid-range processor, Samsung developing a cheap(er) foldable

The first smartphone from startup Nothing has generated a lot of buzz in recent months. That’s largely because the company was founded by the same guy who founded OnePlus (another company that new a thing or two about generating buzz… but which has lost a bit of its luster in recent years). It’s also because […]

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Lilbits: Say goodbye to Google Hangouts, hello to a bunch of new Apple gear (and increased Steam Deck shipments)

The Valve Steam Deck is one of the most popular handheld gaming PCs to date, and certainly the highest profile model thanks to an affordable price tag, robust software ecosystem, and the fact that it comes from the company behind the popular Steam game client (plus popular games like Portal, Dota, and Half-Life). One problem? It’s […]

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GPD Win Max 2 is a mini gaming laptop with Intel Core i7-1260P or Ryzen 7 6800U options and up to 32GB RAM

GPD’s next handheld gaming PC will be a mini-laptop powered by a choice of an Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake processor with 12 cores, 16 threads, and Intel Iris Xe graphics or an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U chip with 8-core, 16-threads, and Radeon 680M graphics based on RDNA 2 architecture. First announced in March, the […]

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Lilbits: Anbernic Win600, AMD Mendocino, and Adobe’s free Photoshop web app

Before AYA and AYN unveiled handheld gaming PCs with starting prices below the $300 mark, Anbernic announced it was working on a cheap Windows handheld called the Win600. We still don’t actually know that much about it, but while the company hasn’t announced specs, pricing or a release date yet, Anbernic has released a video […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus Nord 2T, Moto G71, and GeForce NOW brings Fortnite to iOS (and Android, and anything with a web browser)

Fortnite was famously booted from the App Store and Google Play Store a few years ago when Epic Games intentionally flouted Apple and Google’s rules in order to kick off a legal challenge. While it’s still fairly easy to install Fortnite on an Android phone by sideloading it, the game has only recently returned to […]

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Lilbits: A laptop with Ryzen 9 5950X, Kodi 20 Alpha 1, and an iPhone with an E Ink display

Intel may have recently launched a line of 55-watt Alder Lake-HX series processors designed to give laptops some of the power of a desktop PC. But PC maker XMG went ahead and put an actual desktop processor in its Apex 15 Max laptop, which can be configured with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, […]

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Lilbits: Leaks (GPD Win Max 2, MS Surface Laptop 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Lite?)

Every GPD Win handheld gaming PC to date has been powered by an Intel processor. The company started with low-power Intel Atom chips, but last year’s GPD Win Max shipped with a 25 watt Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor and this year’s GPD Win 3 is supports up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip […]