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BMAX Y14 is a thin, light, and affordable laptop… with a 6-year-old processor

One way to make affordable laptops is to use cheap current-gen parts. Another way is to use older components that were expensive a few years ago, but which have come down in price since then. The BMAX Y14 Pro is a laptop that takes a mix of both approaches. It’s a $500 laptop with modern […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

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Chuwi CoreBook Pro is a laptop with a 3:2 display and Intel Skylake CPU for less than $500

The upcoming Chuwi CoreBook looks like a premium laptop at first glance. It has a 13.2 inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a full metal body, and even Intel Iris graphics. But this 3 pound laptop will sell for just $499 when it goes on sale July 21st, and folks […]

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Intel releases stable Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs, updates for other chips coming soon

Intel has released a microcode update designed to help protect computers from Spectre-based attacks… again. The company says its latest microcode update patches “several Skylake-based platforms” to mitigate the risk associated with security vulnerabilities discovered earlier this year. Updates for additional chipsets should begin rolling out “in the coming days,” and beta releases are continuing […]

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Intel adds Core i3-6006U chip to its Skylake lineup for some reason

Intel has just launched a new 15 watt, dual-core Core i3 processor… but it’s not a new Kaby Lake chip. Instead, the new Core i3-6006U seems to be a slightly less powerful version of the Core i3-6100U Skylake processor the company launched more than a year ago. Go figure. Both chips are 14nm processors with 3MB […]

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ASRock Beebox-S launches mini PC with Skylake CPU

The ASRock Beebox line of mini-desktop computers launched last year with low-cost, low-power models featuring Celeron processors based on Intel Braswell architecture. These days you can pick one up for between $125 and $200, depending on the configuration: there are barebones models and versions that ship with Windows 10 Home). But now there’s another option […]

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HP Chromebook 13 coming soon, with optional QHD+ display, Core M CPU

We recently learned that HP was working on a Chromebook with an Intel Skylake processor and 16GB of RAM. It turns out that’s just part of the story. According a spec sheet posted on the HP website, the upcoming HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a fanless notebook which will be available in a variety of configurations. […]

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Apple’s new MacBook is faster, more colorful

Apple is updating its 12 inch MacBook. The 2016 model is still thin, light, and powered by an Intel Core M processor, much like last year’s model. But the new version comes with a choice of Intel Core M3, M5, or M7 Skylake processors, longer battery life, and four color options. Prices start at $1,299 for […]

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Asus Zenbook UX305UA now available with Core i5 Skylake for $750

The Asus Zenbook UX305 line of notebooks are thin, light, and relatively affordable. Asus began offering its first models with 6th-gen Intel “Skylake” processors in late 2015. But if you’ve been holding out for a version with a more powerful chip, now you can buy a Zenbook UX305UA with a Core i5 Skylake chip for […]

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Gigabyte’s latest Brix mini-PCs sport Skylake chips, Thunderbolt 3 ports

Gigabyte is adding four new models to its Brix line of tiny desktop computers. They all have one thing in common: 6th gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors and Thunderbolt 3 high-speed USB Type-C ports. For the most part, the new models have similar specs, but here’s a quick run-down of some key differences: GB-BSi5HT-6200: Core […]

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Giada launches i80 mini desktop with Skylake CPU

Last summer Giada started showing off a tiny PC with an Intel Skylake processor, and now the company has officially launched the Giada i80… although I haven’t found any stores actually selling the little PC yet. The Giada i80 measures 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 1.9″ and comes in at least two models: one with an […]

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Intel releases fix for Skylake bug that could freeze computers under some conditions

Most of Intel’s 6th-gen Core “Skylake” processors offer significantly better graphic performance, and slightly better CPU performance than their 5th-gen “Broadwell” counterparts. But some users recently discovered a bug that could cause computers with Skylake chips to freeze under very specific conditions. The good news it hat Intel has acknowledge the problem and come up […]