Lilbits: More new Intel chips, PC shipments are up, and Qualcomm’s new in-screen fingerprint reader is bigger

In addition to launching new 35-watt Tiger Lake processors for gaming laptops and new 6-10 watt chips for low-cost, low-power notebooks for the education market, Intel had some other big announcements today. The company launched a new line of 11th-gen Tiger Lake chips with vPro technology for business-class security, management, and performance features. Intel also […]

Intel Quartz Canyon NUC will support Xeon chips, discrete graphics

Intel’s NUC line of compact computers have included “gaming” models with discrete-class graphics baked in. But the upcoming “Quartz Canyon” model will be the first of Intel’s mini PCs with a slot that lets you add your own graphics card. But it’s not really aimed at gamers — the Intel Quartz Canyon NUC is basically […]

Intel launches 9th-gen Core desktop processors (plus new X-series chips and a 28-core Xeon processor)

Intel is launching an update to its portfolio of high-end desktop processors aimed at gamers and “creators” The company has been facing growing competition from AMD in recent years, and so it should be no surprise that Intel’s latest high-performance chips focus on delivering more CPU cores, faster clock speeds, and more bandwidth than any […]

HP ZBook Studio mobile workstation is a 4.4 pound powerhouse

HP is expanding its ZBook line of business-class, mobile workstation laptops with new models featuring 15 and 17 inch displays, Intel Skylake processors, and options for NVIDIA and AMD graphics. One of the most intriguing models is the HP ZBook Studio. It’s a high-performance notebook with a 15.6 inch display, Intel Core i7 or Xeon […]

MSI WS60 is a 15.6 inch, 4.3 pound mobile workstation

Big laptops used to be heavy. These days… well, some still are. But a growing number of laptop makers are cramming energy-efficient components into notebooks with large displays to create powerful notebooks with big screens and thin and light designs. Take the new MSI WS60. It’s a mobile workstation with a 15.6 inch display, support for an […]

Dell introduces mobile workstations with Intel Xeon chips

Lenovo isn’t the only company planning to offer notebooks with Intel Xeon processors this year. Dell has announced that it will launch a new line of Precision mobile workstations with Xeon chips in the fourth quarter of 2015. The new Dell Precision laptops will feature Intel’s new Xeon E3-1200 Skylake chips for mobile devices and the […]

Lenovo unveils Thinkpad P50 and P70 mobile workstations with Intel Xeon chips

This year Intel will start producing Xeon chips designed for laptops for the first time, and Lenovo has announced plans to build two of the first laptops featuring those chips. The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are high-performance laptops with 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS displays, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5 processors. […]