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Beelink and GMK mini PCs with Intel Core i5-8259U and Iris Plus 655 now available

When I reviewed the Intel Bean Canyon NUC small form factor desktop computer in 2018, I noted that its 28-watt Intel Core i5-8259U processor with Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics gave it an edge over most other similarly-sized mini PCs at the time. A few years later, Intel has a few 15-watt processors that can […]

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GPD Win Max mini gaming laptop – unboxing and first impressions

The GPD Win Max is a mini gaming laptop with an 8 inch HD touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor and Iris Plus graphics, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and built-in game controllers. GPD will begin taking pre-orders for $779 through a crowdfunding campaign set to begin on May 18th, and the […]

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GPD Win Max handheld gaming laptop to have Intel Iris Plus graphics

The upcoming GPD Win Max is expected to be a cross between a handheld gaming computer and a mini laptop. Last we’d heard, it would have a bigger screen than the current-gen GPD Win 2, a QWERTY keyboard large enough for touch-typing, and an AMD Ryzen Embedded processor with Radeon graphics. But that was half a year […]

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28 watt Intel Core i7-1068G7 Ice Lake processor coming soon (9 watt Y-series chips too)

It’s been almost half a year since Intel launched its 10th-gen Core “Ice Lake” line of processors, and since then we’ve seen a handful of laptops with 15-watt Ice lake-U series processors. What we haven’t seen yet are any systems powered by the highest-performance Ice Lake chip — the 28 watt Intel Core i7-1068G7. PCs […]

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Acer’s Swift 3 and Swift 5 laptops with Intel Ice Lake chips now available

When Intel unveiled its 10th-gen Core “Ice Lake” processor lineup this summer, the company promised that 35 laptops and 2-in-1 tablets powered by the chips were on the way. But there were few enough announced as of August that I was able to put together a list of all 8 Ice Lake PCs that we […]

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review (Ice Lake convertible laptop)

Dell’s XPS 13 line of laptops have set the standard in recent years for just how thin and light a notebook can be while still offering decent performance and long battery life. But the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 line of convertibles, which should be more versatile than their clamshell siblings, have been hampered by low […]

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Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake chips shipping now, PCs coming later in 2019

Intel’s new “Ice Lake” processors are the first 10nm chips the company is producing in mass volumes, and the first to feature Intel Gen11 graphics, which the company says offers up to twice the performance of Gen10. Ice Lake chips will be the first members of Intel’s 10th-gen Core product lineup, and they’re relatively low-power […]

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Intel launches 8th-gen U-series chips with Iris Plus graphics

Intel is expanding its 8th-gen line of Core mobile processors, bringing more power to its laptop-class chips. In addition to launching a set of 45 watt Coffee Lake-H processors with support for up to 6 cores and 12 threads, Intel is also updating is lower-power U-series chips by adding 4 Coffee Lake-U models with Intel […]