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Intel Frost Canyon NUC 10 review (with Intel Core i7-10710U Comet Lake)

Intel’s NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs that typically have laptop-class processors. But the thing about laptop processors is that some of them have gotten pretty good in recent years, offering desktop-class performance in some situations. For the past few weeks I’ve been using a new Intel NUC 10 mini PC with a Core i7-10710U […]

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Intel Frost Canyon NUC now available (mini PC with 6-core Comet Lake CPU)

The first of Intel’s NUC line of compact desktop computers to feature 10th-gen Core processors has arrived. We started to get details about the new Frost Canyon NUC series last month, and now the first models are available for purchase. Amazon is selling a barebones model with an Intel Core i7-10710U hexa-core processor for $679, […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad C340 laptop with Intel Comet Lake coming soon (leaks)

The march of the Comet Lake laptops continues. Intel may not have officially acknowledged it’s new line of 14nm processors for thin and light laptops, but it looks like Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all getting ready to launch notebooks powered by the upcoming chips. Intel’s Comet Lake chips are expected to be branded as […]

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Intel’s first hexa-core chips for laptops coming soon (leaks)

There’s more evidence that Intel plans to launch laptop chips with up to 6 cores and 12 threads. We got a first glimpse at an unannounced 45W Core i7-8720HK hexa-core processor in December, and details about a higher-performance Core i7-8750HK leaked this week. Now a leaked Intel roadmap suggests Intel may have at least one […]

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Samsung clamshell phone with Snapdragon 808 chip on the way

There aren’t many smartphones on the market with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor with 6 CPU cores. But you know what else there aren’t many of? Smartphones with clamshell designs. It looks like Samsung is taking aim at both shortages. The Samsung SM-G9198 features Qualcomm’s hexa-core chip and a numeric keypad and a 3.9 inch display […]

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Samsung introduces Exynos 5422 and 5260 octa, hexa-core chips

Samsung is adding two new processors to its Exynos family. The Samsung Exynos 5422 is an updated, faster version of the Exynos 5420 octa-core processor, while the new Exynos 5260 is the company’s first hexa-core chip (and likely the processor used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo). Both chips use ARM’s big.LITTLE technology to […]