Lilbits: Rocket Lake-S, Piunara Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board, and Linux for old NVIDIA Tegra devices

You can buy a desktop (or even a laptop) computer with an Intel Rocket Lake-S processor starting today. But should you? The first round of reviews are in, and it seems like Intel managed to pull off some performance gains in single-core performance despite sticking with 14nm. But depending on what you’re asking your computer […]

Apple Mac with M1 chip review roundup: Blazing fast, energy efficient, with some frustrating limitations

Apple made some bold claims when the company unveiled its first custom chip designed for Mac computers. It looks like many of those claims were true. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors are shipping today, and the first reviews have gone live. For the most part, tech journalists […]

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 reviews show Snapdragon 850 is a (small) step in the right direction

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor is designed specifically for Windows on ARM devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 and Samsung Galaxy Book2. The chip maker says it offers up to 30 percent better performance over the Snapdragon 835 processor that powered earlier devices like the Asus NovaGo… which is a good thing, because the NovaGo […]

Windows 10 ARM reviews hint at good things to come (but mixed bag at present)

Here’s the sales pitch for Windows 10 laptops and tablets with ARM-based processors: you get super long battery life and smartphone-like always-connected capabilities in a device that can be thinner and/or lighter than a typical Intel or AMD-powered computer. But there’s a tradeoff: today’s fastest ARM processors still offer the kind of power you’d expect […]