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PICO-WHU4 is a mini PC with up to an Intel Core i7-8665UE Whiskey Lake processor

Aaeon’s PICO-WHU4 is a tiny computer that measures about 3.9″ x 2.8″ making it just a little larger than a pack of playing cards (or a Raspberry Pi). But it’s basically a full-fledged computer powered by a 15-watt, 8th-gen Intel Core processor. I’m reluctant to call this a single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi because […]

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NVISEN Mini PC with Intel Core i7 Whiskey Lake sells for less than $400

Intel recently started shipping the first NUC mini computers with 8th-gen Core “Whiskey Lake” processors, but they’re not the only game in town… and certainly not the most affordable option. Case in point: Bangood is taking pre-orders for a mini PC with an Intel Core i7-8565U processor for $430 and up. That price includes RAM […]

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Dynabook unveils three new thin and light laptops (under 3 pounds each)

Dynabook is launching its first new laptops since changing its name from Toshiba Client Solutions earlier this year. All three weigh less than three pounds and feature Intel Whiskey Lake processors when the begin shipping in August. The new Dynabook Portégé X30 is the company’s most compact notebook with a 13.3 inch display to date, measuring […]

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Lilbits 371: AT&T’s first 5G phone is coming… but not for you

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 and S10+ earlier this year, the company also introduced its first 5G-ready smartphone: the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s basically the same phone with the addition of a 5G modem. But this model also has a bigger screen and a larger battery than its […]

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Intel launches “Islay Canyon” NUC with Radeon graphics, Whiskey Lake CPU

As expected, Intel’s latest compact desktop computers combine a 15 watt Intel Whiskey Lake-U quad-core processor with AMD Radeon 540X graphics. Formerly code-named “Islay Canyon,” Intel is now calling the new kits “NUC 8 Mainstream-G Mini PCs.” The little computers measure just 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 2″ and support up to an Intel Core i7-8565U […]

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Intel launches Whiskey Lake chips with vPro

Last week AMD unveiled a new set of Ryzen Mobile laptop chips designed for the enterprise market. Now it’s Intel’s turn. The chip maker’s new Intel Core i5-8365U and Core i7-8665U chips are 15 watt Whiskey Lake processors that support Intel vPro technology and which run at higher frequencies than their non-vPro counterparts. In a […]

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ASRock iBOX is a fanless mini PC with Intel Whiskey Lake-U chips

Intel’s 15 watt Whiskey Lake-U series chips are most commonly found in laptops. But they’re also a pretty good fit for small form factor desktop computers, particularly if you’re looking for a relatively low-power chip for a passively-cooled machine. Now it looks like ASRock has launched one of the first fanless mini-desktop PCs featuring Whiskey […]

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Lilbits 358: Ryzen-powered “Zork” Chromebook on the way (if it’s not eaten by a grue)

Acer and HP unveiled the first Chromebooks powered by AMD processors this year and they’re… cheap laptops with cheap, low-power processors. If you’d been holding out for a Chromebook with a more powerful AMD Ryzen processor, it looks like you might not have to wait forever. Kevin Tofel from About Chromebooks spotted references in Chromium […]

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UP Xtreme is a single-board computer with a 15 watt Whiskey Lake-U processor

The makers of the UP line of single-board computers and development kits have been offering low-power systems powered by x86 processors for years.  Now the company is getting ready to launch the most powerful model to date. The new UP Xtreme is basically a 4.7″ x 4.7″ PC motherboard with support for up to an […]

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Lilbits 350: TCL’s folding smartphone plans revealed (maybe)

If Chinese electronics company TCL may be better known in the US for its TVs than its smartphones, that’s because the company doesn’t use its own name on phones sold in the US. But if you buy a recent BlackBerry smartphone anywhere other than India, you’re probably using a device manufactured by TCL. The company […]

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Zotac is giving its excellent fanless PC a Whiskey Lake update

The Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano is a compact, fanless desktop computer powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U processor. That’s a laptop-class processor, but thanks to a larger-than-laptop chassis with a good passive cooling solution, I found that the computer actually outperformed most laptops with the same chip. Overall I was pretty impressed with the little […]

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Lenovo introduces ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga with Whiskey Lake chips

Lenovo is adding two new laptops to its ThinkPad lineup. The Lenovo ThinkPad L390 is a 3.2 pound notebook with a 13.3 inch full HD touchscreen display with a 180-degree hinge, while the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga is a 3.5 pound convertible model with pen support and a 360-degree hinge. They’re also the first two […]