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Acer’s 2021 gaming laptops include the 3.75 pound Predator Triton 300 SE with Tiger Lake-H

Acer is introducing a compact gaming laptop that measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs 3.75 pounds, but which packs a lot of horsepower into a fairly small package. The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE supports up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 H35-series processor, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile graphics, and up to a […]

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AMD’s new graphics drivers boost Ryzen Mobile GPU performance by up to 17 percent

AMD has been shipping Ryzen Mobile processor for laptops since late 2017, and one of the key selling points of these chips is that they’re supposed to have better built-in graphics than their Intel counterparts. But it turns out that those Ryzen chips with Radeon Vega graphics weren’t living up to their full potential, because […]

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Emdoor’s 2019 laptop lineup includes a bunch of AMD models

Over the past few months I’ve been hearing that shortages of Intel chips has been driving PC makers to consider alternatives. A representative from one Chinese PC company I spoke with at CES told me the company wouldn’t be able to get the Gemini Lake chips they need to bring their new product to market […]

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AMD introduces 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile lineup (plus Athlon mobile chips)

Chip maker AMD is refreshing its line of laptop processors with two new chips aimed at entry-level Chromebooks, plus a whole bunch of 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile chips designed for higher-performance laptops. The new Ryzen 3000 series mobile chips are based on a 12nm Zen+ architecture and feature Radeon Vega graphics and there are versions available […]

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Maybe we’ll see AMD Chromebooks this year… or next year?

It’s been almost two years since evidence first showed up that computer makers and software developers were testing Chrome OS on hardware featuring AMD processors. Since then… nobody’s actually released an AMD-powered Chromebook. There are plenty of Chromebooks with Intel processors, and a handful with ARM-based chips from Rockchip or MediaTek. We may even see models […]

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Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen Mobile now available for $629 (or less)

After unveiling a 14 inch notebook with a compact design and an AMD Ryzen Mobile processor at Computex in May, Huawei is bringing the notebook to the United States. The Huawei MateBook D is now available from Walmart with a suggested retail price of $629 (although it currently seems to be on sale for $599). […]

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Unannounced Ryzen Mobile, Desktop, and Threadripper chips show up in AMD product list

AMD recently launched the first of its 2nd-gen Ryzen processors for desktops, promising that the new chips would bring better performance, higher clock speeds, and reduced cache and memory latency, among other things. At launch, the company is shipping 4 new processors, two hexa-core chips and two octa-core variants. But the folks at VideoCardz were looking […]

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Dell quietly launches two laptops with AMD Ryzen Mobile chips

When AMD launched its Ryzen Mobile processors last year, the company promised we’d see laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo featuring the processors. HP was first out of the gate, but Acer and Lenovo eventually followed. Now Dell is getting in on the action. The company recently started selling an AMD Ryzen-powered version of its […]