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GPD MicroPC handheld computer will ship with 6GB of RAM (pre-release spec bump)

The GPD MicroPC is a tiny computer with a 6 inch display, a thumb keyboard, a whole bunch of full-sized ports, an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor, and 128GB of storage. When GPD unveiled the MicroPC, the company said it would ship with 4GB of RAM. And that’s how much was in the […]

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Xiaomi wins the race to smartphones with 10GB of RAM (for better or worse)

We knew they were coming. Now they’re here. The first two smartphones with 10GB of RAM have been announced, and I doubt they’ll be the last. For what it’s worth, it looked like Oppo would be the first company with a 10GB smartphone, but Xiaomi seems to have won the race. Earlier this week the […]

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Lilbits 320: Apple’s new MacBook Pro is fast… except when it’s not

Apple launched its most powerful MacBook Pro laptops to date last week, including 15 inch models with support for up an Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro discrete graphics. Unsurprisingly, a top-of-the-line model scores really, really well in benchmarks, and Laptop Magazine reports it has one of the fastest SSDs shipping in any […]

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Intel and Micron announce 2nd-gen 3D XPoint memory coming in 2019

Solid state drives tend to be faster than hard drives. And RAM (random access memory) tends to be faster still… but it’s “volatile” memory, which means that any data stored in RAM will disappear when you reboot or turn off a computer. A few years ago Intel and Micron teamed up to develop a new […]

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Intel unveils Optane persistent memory: 3D Xpoint DIMMs for data centers

When Intel first unveiled its Optane line of products based on 3D Xpoint technology, the company promised to blur the lines between traditional SSDs and RAM by offering non-volatile memory like an SSD, but read and write speeds that came close to what you’d expect from memory. So far Intel has primarily focused on the […]

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Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone: Up to 8GB RAM, Helio X30 CPU

Chinese phone maker Vernee’s next smartphone will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, making the Vernee Apollo 2 one of the first phones to feature more than 6GB of RAM. It’s also expected to be one of the first to ship with a MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor. Update: […]

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Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

The first Intel Optane storage products should begin shipping soon, and it’s expected to show up in some laptop and desktop computers that launch in early 2017. Optane storage is expected to be up to 10 times as fast as the flash storage used in most existing solid state drives. While the first Optane products are expected […]