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Intel Bean Canyon Lite NUC mini PC features 15 watt, 8th-gen chips

Intel has quietly added two new mini PCs to its NUC lineup… and they’re powered by two previously unannounced processors. The new Intel NUC8i3BEHS packs an Intel Core i3-8140U processor, while the Intel NUC8i5BEHS has a Core i5-8260U chip. Both of these computers are being positioned as part of the Bean Canyon family that first launched […]

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Entry-level Microsoft Surface Book 2 could be getting a spec bump

The Microsoft Surface Book line of products are 2-in-1 laptops with detachable displays that you can use as tablets. When Microsoft launched the 2nd-gen version in late 2017, the company offered two different screen sizes: 13.5 inches and 15 inches, as well as two different processor options: Intel Core i5-7300U dual-core or Core i7-8650U quad-core. […]

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 gets an Amber Lake upgrade (and the XPS 13 clamshell is now available with a Core i3 option)

Dell is updating its XPS 13 line of thin and light laptops with 13.3 inch displays. The last exciting update is the addition of a new configuration option for the XPS 13 (9370) clamshell laptop: previously entry-level configurations came with an Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh processor. Now there’s a new lower-priced (and […]

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Huawei MateBook D laptop with 8th-gen Intel Core CPU, NVIDIA GPU launches for $999 and up

A few months after launching a Huawei MateBook D 14 inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, and a $630 price tag, Huwei is introducing two new models. While the new versions look identical from the outside, under the hood they’re powered by 8th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake Refresh” […]

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Asus Zenbook 13 is a 2.5 pound, $1000 laptop with NVIDIA graphics, Kaby Lake-R

The Asus Zenbook 13 UX331UN is a 2.5 pound laptop that measures about half an inch thick. But under the hood it has an Intel Core i5-8250U quad-core processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, making it one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks with discrete graphics. First announced last year, the Zenbook 13 UX331UN is […]

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Toshiba laptops with 8th-gen Intel Core chips coming soon

Toshiba is updating its laptop lineup with 6 new models sporting 8th-gen Intel chips coming this quarter. The new Toshiba Portege X20W, Portege X30, Tecra X40, Tecra Z50, Tecra A50 and Tecra C50 are all business-class notebooks that sport Intel’s quad-core, U-series chips with Intel vPro. The Portege X20W is a 12.5 inch convertible with a […]

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air updated with 8th-gen Intel Core chips

Xiaomi is updating its 13.3 inch Mi Notebook Air thin and light laptop with new models sporting 8th-gen Intel Core processors. The new model still weighs just 2.9 pounds and still measures just about 0.6 inches thick. But now it packs a quad-core processor and improved cooling. Prices are expected to start at about $850 […]

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Dell launches 2018 XPS 13 laptop (this time it’s even thinner)

Dell helped kick off the thin-bezel laptop trend in 2015 when the company launched a Dell XPS 13 laptop with a 13.3 inch display stuffed into a laptop the size of a typical 11.6 inch model. Since then, Dell has updated the XPS 13 several times by upgrading the processor and other internal components. But […]

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Dell Vostro 14 5471 business laptop sports 8th-gen Intel Core and AMD Radeon R530 graphics

Intel’s 8th-gen “Kaby Lake Refresh” chips bring major CPU performance improvements to laptops by doubling the core count from 2 to 4. But their Intel UHD 620 graphics is pretty exactly the same as the Intel HD 620 graphics found in dual-core 7th-gen “Kaby Lake” chips. So if you want a laptop with higher CPU […]

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Hands-on with the Acer Spin 5 Kaby Lake-R convertible

Acer’s Spin 5 was one of the first notebooks with a Core i5-8250U processor to hit the streets. It also demonstrated that Intel’s new 8th-gen Core chips with quad-core processors wouldn’t make laptops more expensive than their counterparts with 7th-gen dual-core chips: the Spin 5 has a starting price of $799, which is pretty reasonable […]

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Dell’s next-gen XPS 15 laptop to offer QHD+ and 5K display options?

Liliputing is a website about little computers, so I don’t tend to pay that much attention to laptops with 15.6 inch or larger displays… but thanks to slim screen bezels, low-power processors, and other advances, we’ve starting to see some pretty thin-and-light models in this category over the past few years. Case in point: Dell’s […]