AMD launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips for ultralight and gaming laptops

Just a few months after launching the first Ryzen 5000 desktop processors based on Zen 3 architecture, AMD is bringing Zen 3 to laptops with the launch of two new lines of Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors. As usual, the new chips are divided into 15 watt U-series processors for thin and light laptops and higher-power […]

Huawei introduces Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G smartphone chips

Huawei’s new Kirin 990 processors is an octa-core chip with 16-core Mali-G76 graphics that’s probably destined for some the company’s upcoming Mate and Honor flagships. But Huawei is also introducing a Kirin 990 5G variant. Not only is it the company’s first mobile processor with integrated 5G support (rather than a separate-chip solution), but it also […]

Five little laptops (GPD P2 Max, One Mix 3 Yoga, One Mix 1S Yoga, Chuwi MiniBook & Acer Swift 7)

There’s been a bumper crop of mini laptops this year and right now I have a bunch of little laptops sitting on my desk with screen sizes ranging from 7 to 8.9 inches. The heaviest weighs about 1.5 pounds, while the lightest is 1.2 pounds and is literally small enough to slide into my pants […]

Intel’s mass production of 10nm chips slated for late 2019

The first laptops with 10nm Intel chips are already shipping… but so far they’re nothing to write home about. While the company has started producing a few processors based on the new “Cannon Lake” architecture,  they seem to be low-power, low-performance chips that offer little to no benefit over the company’s existing 14nm processors. That […]