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Lilbits: New (old) games for feature phones, a fanless Ryzen mini PC and Jolla finally turns a profit

KaiOS is a Linux-based operating system that powers more than 150 million feature phones. It’s not considered a full-fledged smartphone operating system due to limited functionality and limited support for third-party apps. But it brings features like a web browser, media player, and some apps to cheap phones that may not have touchscreen displays. And […]

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Meet some of the first mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips

This week AMD introduced its second-gen Ryzen Embedded processor lineup, promising up to a 2X performance boost over the previous-gen. While the new Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips aren’t nearly as fast as the company’s latest mainstream laptop and desktop processors, they’re designed for use in different types of computers – think thin clients, industrial and […]

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AMD launches Ryzen Embedded V2000 chips with up to 2X performance boost

It’s been a few years since AMD introduced its first Ryzen chips for embedded devices, and in that time the company’s laptop, desktop, and server processors have made big strides in performance while the embedded chips have… not. Now AMD is updating its embedded chip family with the introduction of Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors. They’re […]

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UDOO BOLT GEAR is a $399 mini PC with Ryzen Embedded and Arduino support

The folks at SECO have been cranking out single-board computers under the UDOO brand for a while, and last year the company started shipping the UDOO BOLT, one of the first models powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded processor. Now the company is taking orders for a new model called the UDOO BOLT GEAR. It’s […]

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This Raspberry Pi-sized computer is powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded chip

AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processors are designed for small, low-power computers. But the DFI GHF51 may be the smallest to date. Measuring 84mm x 55mm (3.31″ x 2.17″) this single-board computer is about the size of a Raspberry Pi Model B. But rather than an ARM-based processor, the DFI GHF51 is powered by a 12-watt AMD […]

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AMD launches two more Ryzen Embedded chips for low-power PCs

AMD is expanding its line of Ryzen Embedded chips designed for small, low-power computers.The new chips are part of the Ryzen Embedded R1000 family that debuted last year, which means they’re still 14nm processors that pair first-gen “Zen” CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. But the new chips Ryzen Embedded R1102G and Ryzen Embedded R1305G chips consume […]

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AMD partners with PC makers on Mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded chips

AMD’s answer to Intel’s NUC line of tiny desktop computers is here. But unlike Intel, AMD has no plans to make its own computers. Instead, the company is partnering with PC makers to create an ecosystem for Mini PCs with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors. We’ve already seen a handful of mini PCs with Ryzen Embedded […]

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Simply NUC’s Sequoia is a tiny Ryzen-powered PC (for $689 and up)

Intel may own the term “NUC” as used to describe a type of small form-factor desktop computer. But the company doesn’t have a monopoly on small, square mini-desktops. Over the years we’ve seen a number of NUC-like mini PCs with AMD processors. But now a company that’s best known for selling NUCs is getting in […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC will support up to Radeon Vega 11 graphics

After years of development, Smach finally started showing gameplay videos of the Smach Z handheld gaming PC last year, and began bringing working prototypes to trade shows this year. Last month YouTuber The Phawx started posting in-depth hands-on videos of a prototype he received from Smach. And now Smach is showing off the latest versions […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC prototype gets an in-depth preview (videos)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming computer that’s been in development for so long that it was derided as “Scam Z” in a popular YouTube video more than two years ago. But after many delays, the developers of the Smach Z started showing off working prototypes this year, letting trade show attendees actually play […]