Lenovo’s newest Chromebooks coming in September for $249 and up

Lenovo’s new Chromebook S340-14 is a cheap laptop with some surprisingly good specs (and some underwhelming ones). It supports up to a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen display, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory, and up to 64GB of eMMC storage. The notebook features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and has two USB […]

Purism’s newest Librem laptops ship with newer (but still old) chips

Purism’s first smartphone is set to launch this year, but the corporation got its start making laptops that ship with free and open source software and privacy-oriented features like physical kill switches for the mic, camera, and wireless radios. Now Purism is updating its laptop lineup with new models sporting upgraded processors. And by upgraded, […]

First look at Mele’s fanless mini PCs with Gemini Lake, Kaby Lake chips

Chinese device maker Mele plans to launch its first fanless mini PC with a 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processor this year. The Mele PCG63-KBL1 is small computer with a massive heat sink on the top and support for passive cooling on some models. Mass production is set to begin in early March, which means […]

VAIO launches 2nd-gen S11, S13, and S15 laptops (in Japan)

Japanese PC maker VAIO is overhauling its laptop lineup with new models sporting 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch, and 15.6 inch displays. The new models add spill resistant keyboard for improved durability, a fingerprint sensor, a dual microphones, among other things. Unfortunately VAIO is shipping the smaller models with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake dual-core processors rather […]

Zotac’s new Magnus mini gaming PCs support AMD Ryzen, Intel Kaby Lake and desktop graphics cards

Zotac launched its first small form-factor gaming desktop PCs with support for NVIDIA GeForce 10 series graphics last year. But at the time the company only supported laptop versions of NVIDIA’s Pascal-based graphics chips. Now Zotac is updating its Magnus line of mini gaming PCs, and this time the company is adding support for full-sized […]

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a fanless 2-in-1 tablet with NVIDIA graphics

The Acer Switch 7 Black Edition is a Windows tablet with a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel IPS display, a kickstand, a detachable backlit keyboard, and and a Wacom digitizer with support for a pressure-sensitive digital pen. It’s also the first fanless tablet to feature discrete graphics. The tablet sports an Intel Core i7-8550U […]

Intel launches a slightly faster Core M3 Kaby Lake CPU (and a new 4.5 watt Core i5 chip too)

Intel launched the Core M line of processors a few years ago, to offer a low-power chip that offers significantly better performance than the company’s Atom processors. Core M chips can be used in fanless computers and/or offer opportunities for long battery life due to their low power consumption. When Intel launched its 7th-gen Core […]

Third-party patch removes Windows Update restrictions for PCs with new chips, old OS

Last month Microsoft blocked Windows Update from working on computers with Intel Skylake or AMD Bristol Ridge or newer chips if those computers are also running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. In other words, if you have a new CPU, Microsoft wants you to run its newest operating system, Windows 10. And the company is […]