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2.5 pound HP Spectre 13 laptop gets a Kaby Lake-R upgrade

HP is updating its premium thin and light Spectre 13 laptop with a new model that’s faster, offers longer battery life, and features a touchscreen display. The new HP Spectre 13 weighs 2.45 pounds, measures 10.8mm (0.43 inches) thick, and features a quad-core, 8th-gen Intel Kaby Lake Refresh processor. HP has also moved the stereo […]

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Clevo N240WU is a barebones laptop with 8th-gen Intel Core i7 for $669

PC makers are starting to ship laptops featuring Intel’s 8th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake Refresh” processors. But if you’re having trouble finding one with the exact specs you’re looking for, here’s an unusual option: you can pick up a barebones Clevo model for $669 and outfit it with memory, storage, and an OS on your […]

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Acer Swift 3 notebook NVIDIA MX150, quad-core Kaby Lake-R now available for $800

After launching the Acer Swift 3 notebook family earlier this year, Acer is updating the lineup with new models sporting Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processors. The latest laptops come in 14 and 15.6 inch varieties, with list prices staring at $680. One of the most interesting models sports a 14 inch full HD display, 8GB […]

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Lenovo’s Kaby Lake-R lineup includes new Yoga, IdeaPad, Legion laptops (leaks)

Lenovo’s planning to launch several new laptops and refresh a few other models this fall, if leaked product listings at a Polish store are anything to go by. We should know more about pricing and availability in a few days: Lenovo is holding a press event ahead of the IFA trade show on August 31st. […]

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Dell Inspiron 7000 series convertible goes Kaby Lake-R

Dell’s 13 inch clamshell laptops aren’t the only models getting a spec bump up to Intel’s 8th-gen Core processors. The company’s 13 and 15 inch convertible tablet-style notebooks are also being updated to include Intel’s new 8th-gen Core processors, which Dell says should offer up to 33 percent better performance (in some situations). The Dell Inspiron […]

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 with Kaby Lake-R CPU coming in October for $800 and up

Dell is giving its Inspiron line of 13 inch, 15 inch, and 17 inch notebooks a Kaby Lake-R update. As usual, the models I’m most interested in are the most portable, including the Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop with a 13 inch display and the 13 inch Inspiron 7000 convertible with a 360-degree hinge and a […]

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin convertible with Kaby Lake-R coming in October

Acer’s Nitro laptops are designed for gamers, with the company’s current Nitro 5 laptops packing NVIDIA GeForce GTX 100 graphics and 45 watt, quad-core Intel Kaby Lake-HQ series processors. Now the company is getting ready to launch a new convertible model called the Nitro 5 Spin. But it’ll have one of Intel’s new Kaby Lake-R […]

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AMD Ryzen, Intel Kaby Lake-R chip details leaked

AMD’s first Ryzen chips are expected to ship in 2017, and the company has said that the octa-core, desktop-class processors are competitive with some of Intel’s most powerful desktop chips. Now a leaked set of benchmark results from a French publication suggest that AMD isn’t kidding. But Intel also has some new chips coming in […]