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Acer Chromebook 514 with MediaTek Kompanio 828 coming in December for $400 and up

The new Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-H/T) is a 14 inch fanless Chrome OS laptop that measures 0.66 inches thick, weighs less than 2.9 pounds, and features an energy-efficient MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor that Acer says should easily provide all-day battery life. It’s expected to be available in North America starting in December for $400 and up. Acer’s […]

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Lilbits: Android 12 Beta 5, MediaTek Kompanio 900T and an (expensive) Google Meet dock for smartphones

Android 12 is coming within weeks, and ahead of launch Google has released a fifth and final beta, which is also effectively a release candidate, meaning that unless some major bugs need fixing, it’s basically what will roll out to Google Pixel phones and other supported devices soon. In other recent tech news from around […]

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Lilbits: Android 12 Beta 4, Google Pixel 6 camera, and the Galaxy S Fold 3 S-Pen options, explained

The next version of Android ships this fall, but ahead of that launch, Google has released a series of Android 12 developer previews and betas. The latest is a “platform stability” release, meaning that while there are a few small changes since the previous release, this is a build that developers can safely use to […]

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MediaTek makes a play for premium tablets with the Kompanio 1300T chip

MediaTek has become a major player in the smartphone and Chromebook space in recent years with a wide range of entry-level, mid-range, and budget chips for each. The company’s processors also power a number of budget tablets including Amazon’s Fire tablet family and Lenovo’s entry-level Android tablets. Now MediaTek wants in on the premium tablet […]

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NVIDIA brings RTX graphics to ARM, shows ray-tracing on MediaTek-powered hardware

Chromebooks and Linux laptops with ARM-based processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics could be on the horizon. NVIDIA has released a demonstration showing PC games running on computer with a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 (MT8195) processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics. While PC makers haven’t announce plans to release hardware with those features yet, NVIDIA’s demo presents some […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 inches closer, MediaTek’s new smartphone chips, and Linux smartphone news

Microsoft has rolled out another preview build of Windows 11, and while it’s mostly bug fixes, there are a few design tweaks and a new entertainment widget (which is basically just an ad for movies in the Microsoft Store). Meanwhile, MediaTek has unveiled two new smartphone processors with an emphasis on high-quality camera and display […]

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be company’s first phone with a MediaTek processor (a custom Dimensity 1200)

The next mid-range smartphone from OnePlus will also be the company’s first smartphone to ship with a MediaTek processor rather than A Qualcomm chip. The phone maker says the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 5G will have a custom version of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 that’s been tweaked to deliver advanced artificial intelligence features. According to OnePlus, […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 900 brings support for 120 Hz displays, 108MP cameras to mid-range phones

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek’s newest processor for upper mid-range smartphones is a 6nm, octa-core processor with support for features that you’d typically find in premium phones, including LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. The MediaTek Dimensity 900 chip also brings support for 5G, WiFi 6, 2520 x 1080 pixel displays with 120 Hz refresh rates, and […]

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NVIDIA graphics could come to Chromebooks and PCs with MediaTek processors

NVIDIA may be in the process of acquiring ARM and launching several new ARM-based processors for data centers and autonomous vehicles. But the company is also partnering with other chip makers to bring NVIDIA graphics to new places – including supercomputers, edge hardware, and personal computers featuring ARM-based processors. From a consumer standpoint, one of […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chips coming to flagship phones with up to 200MP cameras

MediaTek is launching two new mobile processors aimed at flagship smartphones. The new MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 chips are the company’s follow-up to the Dimensity 1000, with several key upgrades that should bring better performance and efficiency. Where the Dimensity 1000 was a 7nm chip with four ARM Cortex-A77 CPU performance cores and four Cortex-A55 […]

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Lilbits: MediaTek’s rise, an E Ink monitor, and marrying Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Apple may make the highest performance smartphone chips, but they’re only used in Apple’s phones, tablets, and PCs which means they have a limited market share. Meanwhile rivals including Qualcomm and MediaTek (and to some degree Samsung) sell their chips to multiple phone makers, which has helped them ship a lot of processors. With a product […]

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MediaTek’s new chips: MT8192 & MT8195 for Chromebook chips, Dimensity 700 for 5G smartphones

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has unveiled three new ARM-based processors aimed at mobile devices. The new MediaTek MT8195 is a 6nm chip designed for premium Chromebooks, while the MT8192 is a less powerful 7nm chip aimed at mainstream Chrome OS devices. MediaTek’s new Dimensity 700, meanwhile, is a 7nm processor designed for mid-range 5G smartphones. MediaTek says both […]