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Zotac MEK MINI desktop PC with Core i7 and GeForce RTX 2070 Super in review

Zotac MEK MINI desktop PC with Core i7 and GeForce RTX 2070 Super in review

Small powerhouse! When it comes to small PCs, Zotac is well known to many. With the MEK MINI, the manufacturer offers decent gaming performance in the smallest of spaces and almost completely forgoes the use of laptop components. We have taken a closer look at what the small PC is capable of and summarized it for you in this review.
Intel Core i7-9700 | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop) |
Sebastian Bade, Sun, 28 Jun 2020 02:18:00 +0200
Intel and OEMs have killed undervolting and there is little that you can do about it. (Image source: Dell, Plundervolt & Microsoft)

Intel and OEMs have killed undervolting and there is little that you can do about it

Undervolting is dead. Worse still, OEMs are killing the functionality on older machines too. Undervolting is no longer possible on recent Dell XPS laptops, for example, nor on the Surface Laptop 3 or Surface Pro 7.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:41:00 +0200
The Acer Enduro N7. All images via Acer

Acer launches new Enduro line of ruggedized laptops and tablets

Acer announced several new ruggedized mobile devices today. The Enduro line boasts two rugged Windows laptops, two rugged Windows tablets, and a rugged Android tablet.
Sam Medley, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:45:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 3 Pro CN315-71P in review: Mobile Workstation with space for 3 drives

No Thunderbolt 3 for Acer's workstation - The Acer ConceptD 3 Pro CN315-71P in review

Acer's 15.6-inch workstation scores points with powerful hardware, good battery life, extensive upgrade options and a Pantone-certified Full HD display. The dev...
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 15 Jun 2020 06:01:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 3 Pro CN315-71P in review: Mobile workstation with space for 3 drives

82% Acer ConceptD 3 Pro CN315-71P in review: Mobile workstation with space for 3 drives

Workstation with stamina. Acer's 15.6-inch workstation scores points with powerful hardware, good battery life, extensive upgrade options and a Pantone-certified Full HD display. The device doesn't have a Thunderbolt 3 port on board, though.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 13 Jun 2020 06:01:00 +0200
Intel NUC 9 Extreme with Core i9 and RTX 2070 in Review

Intel NUC 9 Extreme with Core i9 and RTX 2070 in Review

The devil is in the details! Intel's NUC systems have been around for many years and are known for their compact build. The new Intel NUC 9 Extreme even offers enough room for a full-fledged desktop GPU. While this increases the device's size noticeably, it still remains fairly compact. Find out in our extensive review how much performance you can expect.
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:53:00 +0200
More vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Intel's silicon. (Image: Intel)

Another month, another Intel chipset malware vulnerability

Intel has undoubtedly had more than its fair share of chipset security issues over the past couple of years. However, the end to the company’s security woes doesn’t yet seem to be in sight after yet another vulnerability has been ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:29:00 +0200
Matisse is putting paid to Comet Lake. (Image source: XanxoGaming)

Comet Lake flakes in latest Mindfactory sales data as over 34 times more AMD Ryzen 5 3600 chips are sold than Intel Core i7-10700K parts

New sales data from German retailer Mindfactory has revealed that 34 times more Matisse AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processors were sold than the Intel Core i7-10700K, which was the best-selling Comet Lake chip for this particular period. AM...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 07 Jun 2020 20:16:00 +0200
The Core i7-8700K has reached its EOL. (Source: Intel)

Intel's latest discontinuation notice includes some 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processors

Intel has announced that a raft of processors based on the Coffee Lake architecture have reached the end of their life. This new notice encompasses Core i3-, i5- and i7-8xxx CPUs. It also extends to certain Pentium Gold and Celero...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:23:00 +0200
The Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV-AL038T laptop has been tested with the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H APU. (Image source: Scan)

AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop surpasses both the Intel Core i9-9980HK and i9-10980HK in leaked Fire Strike Physics Score

An AMD Ryzen 9 4900H APU in an Asus TUF Gaming A15 laptop (FA506IV) has been spotted on 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark where it managed a respectable Physics Score of 22,383 points. This put the Ryzen 4000 laptop ahead of most of ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:38:00 +0200
Intel Xe DG1 scores less than the Vega 11 in Geekbench 4 OpenCL. (Image Source: Intel)

Leaked Intel Xe DG1 Geekbench 4 OpenCL score shows it trailing behind the Vega 11 in the Ryzen 5 3400G; retail units will not ship as PCIe add-on cards

A Geekbench 4 OpenCL score of the Intel Xe DG1 SDV has leaked and a preliminary comparison shows it trailing the Vega 11 in the Ryzen 5 3400G by about 5%. The performance gap significantly increases when compared with current entr...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 May 2020 18:46:00 +0200
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 and MateBook 13 2020 now available for pre-order with Comet Lake-U CPUs

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 and MateBook 13 2020 now available for pre-order with Comet Lake-U CPUs

Huawei's Macbook alternatives are back with upgraded Comet Lake-H CPUs up to a Core i7-10510U, up to 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB or 1 TB NVMe SSD storage and excellent 3:2 displays. Unfortunately, Huawei chose not to upgrade the GeForce ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 15 May 2020 16:38:00 +0200
Intel 10th gen vPro processors are now available across mobile, desktop, and workstation. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel announces new 10th gen Comet Lake vPro processors with enhanced Hardware Shield features and...overclocking support?

Intel has announced the vPro variants of Comet Lake processors across mobile, desktop, and workstation. The new vPro processors offer enhanced Hardware Shield security features, a modern lifecycle management, and will even be avai...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 14 May 2020 10:05:00 +0200
The Asus StudioBook Pro 17 offers plenty of performance, but is hampered by some details

The Asus StudioBook Pro 17 offers plenty of performance, but is hampered by some details

Asus' new mobile workstation from the new ProArt series is designed for professional users and content creators, but is hardly a bargain at almost 4000 Euros. I...
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 17" | 2.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 10 May 2020 21:46:00 +0200
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Review: The mobile workstation is hampered by small things

86% Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Review: The mobile workstation is hampered by small things

Needs some fine-tuning. The new ProArt product line from Asus is specifically designed for content creators and includes notebooks, desktops, and special displays. We review the 17-inch StudioBook Pro 17 with Core i7 CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 Studio Max-Q GPU. The slim workstation is convincing in many respects, but the devil is in the details.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q | 17" | 2.5 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 07 May 2020 21:34:00 +0200
The new MacBook Pro starts at US$1,299, but not if you want Ice Lake processors. (Image source: Apple)

Apple brings two new 28 W processors to MacBook Pro with up to 32 GB of RAM and a 4 TB SSD; no 14.1-inch display upgrade though, while two Thunderbolt 3 models remain on Coffee Lake architecture

The new MacBook Pro is here, but it may not quite be what you had expected. Starting at US$1,299, Apple has included its new Magic Keyboard, up to 32 GB of RAM and 4 TB of SSD storage and a choice of four processors. There is no 1...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 04 May 2020 18:37:00 +0200
The Dell G3 was refreshed in late 2019 with the 3590 series. (Image source: Dell)

Discovery of an "AMD Pulsar M200502" in a Dell G3 laptop leads to new Ryzen 4000 APU speculation, but it's actually an old Intel chip in disguise

A UserBenchmark record featuring an “AMD Pulsar M200502” processor has recently been discovered, curiously as a part of a Dell G3 laptop. There was some speculation that this could possibly be a new Ryzen 4000 engineering sample g...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 04 May 2020 12:59:00 +0200
The first Matisse CPUs were released in July 2019. (Image source: AMD)

Matisse paints a beautiful picture for Zen 2 and Ryzen 3000 as AMD claims 91% of Mindfactory's CPU sales for April

Mindfactory’s sales data for March 2019 to April 2020 has been released and the CPU charts make for extremely grim viewing for Intel. In March of last year, Intel had a reasonable 31% of the sales share but that has now plummeted ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 May 2020 12:28:00 +0200
The Intel Core i9-10900K desktop processor can reach a 5.3 GHz boost clock. (Image source: HardZone)

Intel Core i9-10900K hands out huge Time Spy CPU Score but gets unsurprisingly left far behind by AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in Cinebench R15 multi-core comparison

Intel’s new Comet Lake Core i9-10900K has been spotted in a couple of benchmarks. The 10-core desktop processor performed incredibly well in 3DMark’s Time Spy where it produced a high CPU score. However, the i9-10900K fared much w...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:46:00 +0200
Will we see Intel CC150 in gaming laptops as well? (Image Source: Wccftech via @DDAA117)

Intel CC150 and NVIDIA RTX 2080 powering a Clevo laptop post fairly impressive 3DMark Time Spy scores

A 3DMark Time Spy entry of a Clevo notebook powered by the unusual Intel CC150 processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU shows that this combination scores somewhere between a Core i7-9750H and a Core i9-9900K. This is the first time t...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:03:00 +0200
A chromax black Noctua cooler. (Source: Noctua)

Most of Noctua's LGA115x-compatible coolers can also work with Comet Lake-S

There is good news for those considering an upgrade from their existing rigs with a Noctua cooler and that are based on an Intel 300-series chipset to one with certain newer 400-series options instead: they may be able to switch t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 23:21:00 +0200
Intel Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Another sideways step for Intel

Intel Core i5-10300H vs. AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Another sideways step for Intel

Our first Core i5-10300H retail unit is in and, naturally, we've benchmarked the hell out of it. How does Intel's least expensive 10th gen Comet Lake-H CPU comp...
Intel Core i5-10300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 17.3" | 2.2 kg
Allen Ngo, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 09:02:00 +0200
Malicious third-party resellers have been counterfeiting Intel CPUs (Image source: Intel)

Large numbers of counterfeit Intel CPUs are circulating in China: Retailers are attempting to RMA en masse

Chinese retailers have been attempting to RMA counterfeit Intel processors in large volumes. Many of these CPUs appear to have had their IHS' modified. Some "processors" are even shipping without a CPU die. Intel stated that it wi...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 19:12:00 +0200
The entire SNUC Book lineup comes with Thunderbolt 3 support. (Image Source: Simply NUC)

Simply NUC introduces “SNUC Book” laptop lineup with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Simply NUC is trying its hand at 15.6-inch laptop models with the latest SNUC Book lineup developed in collaboration with Intel. Users can choose to add up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of M.2 storage and may go with either a GTX 16...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:58:00 +0200
Intel Comet Lake-S is expected to be launched on April 30. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Core i9-10900, i7-10700K, and i7-10700 Canadian retail prices seem competitive against Coffee Lake chips but are a missed opportunity against AMD Matisse CPUs

A Canadian retailer has published the prices for the upcoming Comet Lake-S processors Intel Core i9-10900, Intel Core i7-10700K, and Intel Core i7-10700. The parts are similarly priced, at least with this particular outlet, to the...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 12 Apr 2020 11:22:00 +0200
Octa-core Core i9-9900T with no fans performs about the same as a hexa-core Core i7-9750H laptop (Image source: Intel)

Uncommon Core i9-9900T requires no active cooling, offers similar multi-thread performance to the Core i7-9750H

The 8-core 35 W Core i9-9900T can stand neck-to-neck with a 45 W Core i7-9750H with nothing more than just a large heat sink... for a set amount of time, at lea...
Intel Core i9-9900T | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | | 2 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 04:19:00 +0200
Passively Cooled Core i9: Impact Display Solutions IMP-3654-B1-R Mini PC Review

Passively Cooled Core i9: Impact Display Solutions IMP-3654-B1-R Mini PC Review

35 W Core i9-9900T in action. Can you run an 8-core 16-thread Core i9 processor with nothing more than a huge heat sink? We stress test the Impact Display Solutions IMP-3654-B1-R mini PC to see just how far we can push the system before throttling begins.
Intel Core i9-9900T | Intel UHD Graphics 630 | | 2 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:35:00 +0200
Gaming on a Chromebook - is it possible?

Gaming on a Chromebook - is it possible?

Chromebooks are typically seen as cheap pseudo-laptops that are only fit for typing notes and browsing the web. While that was certainly the case years ago, Chromebooks and Chrome OS have rapidly matured over the past few years. Modern Chromebooks are capable machines, and while Chrome OS still has its limitations, the devices are more than glorified web browsers. Case in point: Chromebooks are now able to competently game, though there are still some caveats.
Sam Medley, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:06:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has a base clock of 1.8 GHz. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U APU's Fire Strike Physics Score challenges Intel Core i9-9880H results despite having much lower TDP

An AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has been found on 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark racking up a terrific Physics Score. The Ryzen 4000 APU managed 18,588 points, which is higher than the median score that we have achieved with devices sporting...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:14:00 +0200
The Gigabyte Aero 15 XB with i7-10875H is scheduled to start shipping on April 15. (Image source: Scan)

Gigabyte Aero 15 XB with Intel Core i7-10875H trails Acer ConceptD 9 Pro with i9-9980HK in Geekbench and falls behind AMD Ryzen 7 4800H in multi-core test

The new Comet Lake-H high-end processor Intel Core i7-10875H has been tested on Geekbench as part of a Gigabyte Aero 15 XB laptop. The results left the Comet Lake chip behind the scores achieved by the Coffee Lake i9-9980HK found ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:47:00 +0200
ConceptD 5 CN517-71-74YA

85% Acer ConceptD 5 17 inch Review: Creativity in large format

Would you like a little more? Acer's 17-inch notebook is almost a workstation, and it is well-positioned with its i7-9750H and GeForce RTX 2060. The matte display also does not need to hide with its 100% sRGB coverage and a high AdobeRGB percentage.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 23:52:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review: Convertible workstation for creative professionals

Acer's creative tool has left us with a good impression - Acer ConceptD 9 Pro CN917-71P in review

Acer's 17.3-inch workstation shines with a lot of processing power, a 4K touchscreen display with an included Wacom digital pen and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The co...
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:30:00 +0200
The Intel Core i9-10880H continues to show good leads in single-core performance. (Image Source: Intel)

Exclusive first benchmarks of 10th gen Comet Lake-H demonstrate Intel's leads in single-core but not too far ahead of AMD Ryzen 4000

We got exclusive access to first benchmarks of the Intel Comet Lake-H Core i9-10880H, Core i7-10750H, and the Core i5-10300H. We compared single-core and multi-core performance of these chips with contemporary offerings from AMD viz. the Ryzen 9 4900HS and the Ryzen 7 4800H, and also 9th gen Coffee Lake-H Refresh CPUs. Although the scores further re-iterate Intel's lead in single-core performance, we see that AMD has successfully managed to narrow the gap significantly while maintaining good leads in multi-core tests.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:01:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is targeted at users interested in content creation or gaming. (Image source: AMD)

HP Pavilion 24 All-in-One PC with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H shows multicore strength in Geekbench compared to the new Acer ConceptD 9 Pro with Intel Core i9-9980HK

An HP Pavilion 24 All-in-One PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H APU inside it has been spotted being tested on Geekbench 5.1, where it managed a good single-core result and unsurprisingly a very strong multi-core score. The latter resul...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:58:00 +0200
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS is faster than every mobile Intel Core i9 laptop in the market today according to our own benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS is faster than every mobile Intel Core i9 laptop in the market today according to our own benchmarks

We compare the new 7 nm AMD CPU to at least 17 different Intel laptops equipped with a 14 nm mobile Core i9 CPU and AMD almost always comes out on top. Coffee L...
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q | 14" | 1.6 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:46:00 +0200
Acer ConceptD 9 Pro in Review: Workstation convertible for creative professionals

86% Acer ConceptD 9 Pro in Review: Workstation convertible for creative professionals

Heavyweight. Acer's 17.3-inch workstation shines with a lot of performance, a 4K touchscreen display with an included Wacom stylus, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. The configuration is excellent otherwise as well: 32 GB of RAM, 16 GB of VRAM, NVMe SSD (1 TB).
Intel Core i9-9980HK | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Sascha Mölck, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:28:00 +0200
The entry-level RTX 2060 Asus laptops offer tremendous value (Image source: Amazon.com)

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H laptops with RTX 2060 being sold in China right now at under US$1000: priced to compete with Intel 9th gen i5s

Chinese electronics retailer jd.com is already selling Renoir Ryzen 7 4800H-equipped laptops in China. The Asus laptops are retailing for less than US$1000 for RTX 2060/4800H configurations, a remarkable value.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:58:00 +0100
The Ryzen 4000 laptop from Asus also comes with 16 GB RAM and a 1 TB PCIe SSD. (Image source: Asus)

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H APU offers desktop CPU-like performance on Cinebench R15 in combination with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 inside an Asus TUF Gaming laptop

An Asus TUF Gaming laptop has been put through its paces on Cinebench R15 utilizing the power of its AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and its Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The new 8-core Renoir chip scored 1,743 points, which puts it no...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:24:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-10900K is a powerful desktop processor with 10 cores. (Image source: Profesional Review)

Intel Core i9-10900K Geekbench test with ASRock Z490M Pro4 board shows healthy gains over i9-9900KS and threatens AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multi-core result

A Comet Lake 10-core desktop processor in the form of the Intel Core i9-10900K has been flexing some multi-core muscles on Geekbench 5. The result recorded was 11,390 points, putting it way beyond the i9-9900KS on 9,458 points. Ev...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:43:00 +0100
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg with a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q in Review

84% Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRHg with a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q in Review

Attractive gaming laptop! Gamers rejoice! The Lenovo Legion Y740-17 offers great gaming performance and various RGB elements to complement the design. In this review, we will try to find out whether there are any drawbacks by looking at numerous measurements and benchmarks.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 17.3" | 3 kg
Sebastian Bade, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:43:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 can also be fitted with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS APU. (Image source: Asus)

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS in Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 takes out Dell Precision 5540's Intel Core i9-9980HK in Geekbench multi-core contest

An Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop has been spotted on Geekbench being tested along with its powerful new AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS APU. While the reported single-core scores held up well against the rival Intel Core i9-9980HK, the Renoir c...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:21:00 +0100
Eluktronics Mech-17 G1Rx with Core i7, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, 144 Hz display, and 512 GB SSD on sale for $1700 (Image source: Newegg)

Deal | Eluktronics Mech-17 G1Rx with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i7, 144 Hz display, and 512 GB SSD on sale for $1700

While not as thin as some alternatives from MSI or Razer, the Mech-17 is several hundred dollars cheaper while sporting the same enthusiast components inside. This is one the least expensive laptops you can find with GeForce RTX 2...
Allen Ngo, Sat, 21 Mar 2020 21:55:00 +0100
The Asus TUF Gaming A17 can be configured with a Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H APU. (Image source: Asus)

New Geekbench results for AMD Ryzen 7 4800H in Asus TUF Gaming laptop top those of the Intel Core i9-9980HK in the Dell Precision 5540 and Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019

Some of the latest Geekbench 4 and 5 results for the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H APU have been shared online, and once more they offer the sort of high multi-core scores you would expect from a Ryzen 4000 processor. However, the Renoir part...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 21 Mar 2020 09:01:00 +0100
The ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. (Image source: Asus)

AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS in Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 unsettles Intel Core i9-9880H in the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 with sturdy Geekbench 5 results

An AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS has been spotted being put through its paces on Geekbench 5. The Ryzen 4000 APU was part of an Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 laptop. The 8-core Renoir chip amassed decent single-core scores of 1,135 and 1,164 points ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:29:00 +0100
Our favorite Gigabyte Aero laptop with 4K OLED, Core i7, GTX 1660 Ti graphics, and 256 GB SSD is down to $1330 (Image source: Newegg)

Deal | Our favorite Gigabyte Aero laptop with 4K OLED, Core i7, GTX 1660 Ti graphics, and 256 GB SSD is down to $1330

Want a Dell XPS 15 alternative? The Gigabyte Aero 15 is even more powerful with more port options to choose from for about the same price.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 15 Mar 2020 23:33:00 +0100
Yet another Intel chip-level security flaw uncovered. (Source: Intel)

New and unfixable Intel chip flaw discovered putting PCs at risk of attack

Intel has had a rough trot with chip-level security flaws in the past couple of years and it seemed as though it had gotten on top of them. Unfortunately, security researchers have discovered a new chip-level vulnerability affecti...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 07 Mar 2020 11:31:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2019 Laptop Review: The second generation of Lenovo's premier multimedia laptop has gotten worse

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2019 Laptop Review: The second generation of Lenovo's premier multimedia laptop has gotten worse

Everything the same? New CPUs, a faster GPU and a greater choice of displays, that is the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 in a nutshell. Lenovo has only slightly modified the second-generation model, with the chassis remaining unchanged for this year's model. We have put the device through its paces, specifically the one with a matte 4K panel, which has a massive impact on battery life. Update: X1 Extreme is equipped with the GTX 1650 Max-Q after all
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:13:00 +0100
The AMD Ryzen 7 4800 APU is a fast 15 W processor. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U keeps up with higher-powered Intel Core i9-9880H thanks to promising Geekbench 5 test scores

A Lenovo system featuring an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U APU has been tested on Geekbench 5 recently, and it managed scores of 1,150 points for the single-core test and 7,047 points for the multi-core test. The 8-core Renoir processor achie...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:52:00 +0100
Dell Alienware m15 R1 with Core i7, 144 Hz display, two 512 GB SSDs, and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics on sale for just $1400 (Source: Dell)

Deal | Fully-loaded Alienware m15 R1 with Core i7, 144 Hz display, two 512 GB SSDs, and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics now on sale for just $1400

Dell is clearing stock of its one-year old Alienware m15 R1 SKUs likely to make room for the upcoming Comet Lake-H SKUs. The Core i7-9750H CPU and GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU are still powerhouses especially at this price range.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 06 Mar 2020 04:14:00 +0100
The i9-10980HK beats the i7-9700K and Ryzen 7 4800H, but cost might be its undoing (Image source: Intel)

i9-10980HK leaks on Userbenchmark: Just 10 percent faster than Ryzen 7 4800H for 3 times the cost

A leaked Userbenchmark listing paints a bleak picture of Intel's upcoming Comet Lake i9-10980H. The "world's fastest" mobile CPU delivers a mere 10 percent performance uplift over the Ryzen 7 4800H, while laptops featuring it will...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:07:00 +0100
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