2.2 pound Acer Swift 5 laptop with Intel Tiger Lake coming in October for $1000 and up

The Acer Swift 5 is a thin and light laptop that measures less than half an inch thick and has a starting weight of less than 2.2 pounds. Acer has been making Swift 5 notebooks since 2016, but every year the company manages to give the ultraportable notebooks a spec bump while often reducing the […]

Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

Lilbits 6-18-2020: Maybe Chrome will be less of a memory hog

Google’s Chrome web browser is fast, versatile, and… a bit of a resource hog. But that could be about to change for Windows users. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update includes a change that could allow the Edge web browser to reduce memory consumption by as much as 27-percent. And the folks […]

Lilbits 403: Microsoft release GW-Basic source code, hackers get an early crack at iOS 14

Microsoft’s GW-BASIC is a programming language that was released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS on early PCs. It was the first programming language many students and developers learned in the 80s, and nearly four decades later, Microsoft has released the source code. Available from Github, the code is being released “for historical reference/interest purposes,” […]

Lilbits 401: Killer networking

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer WiFi and Ethernet line of networking hardware. As AnandTech notes, the two companies had been working closely together in recent years, making the move somewhat unsurprising. In other Intel news, some leaked benchmarks paint a promising picture of the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors with […]

Intel says more than 50 laptops with Tiger Lake chips coming later this year

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tech companies to cancel events and delay product launches… but Intel says it’s still on track to ship its new¬†Tiger Lake¬†processors to PC makers in the coming months. That means Tiger Lake laptops should start shipping in time for the 2020 holiday season — and Intel CEO Bob Swan says […]

This is Intel’s first discrete graphics card (that you won’t be able to buy)

Intel has been investing heavily in improving graphics performance of its processors, and the company is starting to share details at the Consumer Electronics Show. Among other things, Intel has revealed the Intel DG1 graphics card with next-gen Intel Xe graphics. The company has also made it clear that this isn’t actually a graphics card […]

Intel previews Tiger Lake chips and Intel Xe graphics

Most of the new Intel-powered laptops and tablets announced so far at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are powered by 10th-gen Intel Core “Ice Lake” or “Comet Lake” chips. But Intel is providing a sneak peek at some features for the upcoming “Tiger Lake” processors that will eventually replace them. Intel says the first Tiger […]