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Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast “Serpent Canyon” mini PC up for pre-order with Intel Alder Lake + Arc graphics

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast is a compact desktop computer that packs a lot of horsepower into its small body. Also known by the code name “Serpent Canyon,” the computer features a 45-watt Intel Core i7-12700H processor and Intel Arc A770M discrete graphics. We first started hearing about the Serpent Canyon system earlier this summer, […]

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Intel to retire Celeron and Pentium brands for 2023 notebook chips

Intel is rebranding its entry-level laptop chips. Starting with the company’s 2023 processor lineup, you won’t find any more chips with Celeron or Pentium branding. And that’s probably a smart move, as the current line of processors marketed under those names is a bit of a confusing mess. What’s a bit strange is what’s coming […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft goes big on widgets for Windows 11, Zoom may launch email and calendar apps

What’s old is new again. Nearly two decades ago, Microsoft introduced support for widgets (called gadgets) that displayed snippets of information in a sidebar for Windows Vista. It became an optional feature with Windows 7, and it was discontinued by the time Windows 8 arrived. But Windows 11? It’s got widgets again, this time stuffed […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck’s evolutionary history, Windows Terminal themes, and 80 Gbps Thunderbolt connections

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC with a custom AMD processor featuring RDNA 2 graphics and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between game controllers and touchpads. But before the specs and design were finalized, Valve built a lot of different prototypes. And the company showed them off as part of a launch […]

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Intel 13th-gen “Raptor Lake” desktop chip details leaked (Update: prematurely confirmed by Intel)

Intel’s 12th-gen Core “Alder Lake” processors brought a hybrid architecture to the company’s desktop and mobile chips. By combining Performance and Efficiency CPU cores, we ended up with chips featuring up to 16 cores and 24 threads. But Intel may push things even further with its upcoming 13th-gen Core “Raptor Lake” chips. According to leaked […]

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Intel Arc A-series desktop GPUs to feature up to 32 Xe cores, 16 GB GDDR6 memory

Intel is bringing its Arc A-series graphics to desktop computers. Earlier this year the company launched a line of mobile graphics solutions based on Intel’s new GPU architecture. But the new desktop graphics cards can hit higher speeds and deliver more performance… because they’re more power hungry than their laptop counterparts. There will be four […]

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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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Lilbits: PineBuds open source earbuds could come in October, Pixel 6a available now, Intel is winding down its Optane Memory business

Open hardware maker Pine64 already has a wide range of products including smartphones, laptops, single-board computers, smartwatches, and even a smart soldering iron. And they’re all designed to run open source software. Next up? A pair of true wireless earbuds that allow users to flash their own firmware. First announced in April, the upcoming PineBuds […]

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Intel’s 10th-gen and older chips will only get “legacy” support for integrated graphics from now on

Intel is starting to ramp up production of discrete graphics solutions for laptop and desktop computers in an effort to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the GPU space. And part of staying competitive means pushing regular graphics driver updates with bug fixes, performance enhancements, and sometimes “Day 0” updates designed to support specific games […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]