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The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
The Zotac mini PC brochure is actually quite handy (Source: Zotac)

CES 2019 | The Zotac mini PC brochure is actually quite handy

With dozens of configurations to choose from across the whole lineup, Zotac has provided a useful table comparing and contrasting some of the major features between all the latest SKUs. It makes for an excellent starting point for...
Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte will slowly phase out the Aorus X series this year

The manufacturer will be leaving behind the Aorus X design in favor of a newer narrow-bezel look with more heat pipes, more ventilation, and a slightly thicker profile. The change will hopefully address some of the most common dra...
The H10 M.2 module features 3D XPoint Optane memory that will provide caching for the QLC NAND storage chips. (Source: Intel)

Next gen Intel Optane memory modules coming in Q2 2019

The upcoming Optane products will get a considerable speed boost, as Intel will switch from the PCIe Gen X2 interface to the Gen 3 X4 one. There will be a new M15 caching module, a new stand-alone 815P SSD and a new H10 combo modu...
Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges

CES 2019 | Lenovo Yoga S940: Ultrathin premium Yoga laptop includes a 4K HDR LCD with rounded glass-edges (hands-on pictures)

Lenovo announced its Yoga S730 a few months ago at IFA. At CES, Lenovo introduced the Yoga S940 today. This higher-end model of Lenovo's consumer ultrabook series contains a 13.9 inch screen, which is much brighter and comes with ...
Dell has caved in — the 2019 XPS 13 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

CES 2019 | Dell has caved in — the XPS 13 9380 will have the webcam back at its rightful position

The "under-your-nose" camera will soon be a thing of the past. The move is a direct response to user complaints and a blow to competitors like the Huawei MateBook X Pro or Lenovo Legion Y530 where OEMs had to get creative with sub...
The Dell XPS 15 will be skipping CES this year (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 is skipping CES this year

Coming straight from the horse's mouth, Dell product manager Frank Azor has confirmed that CES 2019 will focus on the XPS 13 series, Alienware series, and Latitude series with the XPS 15 taking a back seat.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 showing the stylus accessibility in different layouts. (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell updates the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 and Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Editions with new 'pen garage' and keyboard

Dell's newly announced update to the Inspiron 13 and Inspiron 15 7000 convertible 'Black Edition' features a new hinge design with a 'pen garage' to securely hold an active stylus. The new design is the middle ground between easy ...
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 2019 redesign (Source: Samsung Newsroom US)

CES 2019 | Samsung updates the ultra-slim Notebook 9 Pro

Introduced back in 2017, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro ultra-slim convertible has been redesigned for those "looking for a beautiful device that brings out their own unique style and can keep up with the pace of everyday life." Power...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 adds brighter LCDs, better speakers & a Carbon-Fiber coating

Lenovo brings a new version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon to the CES. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 includes a revamped chassis with a Carbon-Fiber coating as well as the newest Intel CPUs and a brighter FHD screen option.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

CES 2019 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 relies on a redesigned CNC aluminium chassis

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 convertible gets revamped for 2019 with a completely new chassis. For the first time ever on a ThinkPad X1 laptop, its completely made out of CNC-machined aluminium and not available in black.
The MateBook 13 is Huawei's answer to the Apple MacBook Air (Source: Huawei)

CES 2019 | The Huawei MateBook 13 is coming to the United States for $999 USD

The 13.3-inch laptop is 1.6 mm thinner than the 2018 MacBook Air and has a higher 88 percent screen-to-body ratio. Its Whiskey Lake-U options should provide a significant boost in CPU performance over the passively-cooled Amber La...
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model now features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 graphics

CES 2019 | Razer Blade 15 Advanced gets NVIDIA RTX 2000-series graphics

The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model has been upgraded with new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000-series graphics cards for every budget, starting with the RTX 2060 with 6 GB GDDR6 and going all the way up to the RTX 2080 with 8 GB GDDR6. The ...
Asus ZenBook 14 UX431 ultrabook with Whiskey Lake and GeForce MX150

CES 2019 | Asus redefines luxury on a budget with the ZenBook 14 UX431

Featuring a generous selection of processor choices from Intel, the Asus ZenBook 14 UX431 integrates the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics adapter without being heavy or bulky. Its specs also include up to 16 GB of memory and 1 TB of ...
Asus ZenBook S13 ultrabook with 97 percent screen-to-body ratio

CES 2019 | The Asus ZenBook S13 comes with a reversed notch, 97 percent screen-to-body ratio

Powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake processor, the new ZenBook S13 is allegedly the thinnest laptop that features a discrete graphics solution. However, its main selling point is the impressive 97 percent screen-to-body ratio that ha...
HP Spectre Folio now coming in Burgundy with 4K UHD option (Source: HP)

CES 2019 | HP Spectre Folio gets 4K UHD and Burgundy color option

The half-metal, half-leather laptop will be getting a second color option and a higher resolution display by the end of this month. Internal specifications are otherwise identical to the SKUs introduced last November. While the 4K...
LG Gram 2-in-1 is now real and on sale ahead of CES 2019 (Source: LG)

LG Gram 2-in-1 is now real and on sale ahead of CES 2019

Even though LG seems set to showcase the new convertible at CES 2019, retailers like Best Buy are already listing the device for a starting price of $1500. The official product page shows everything we can expect from the first Gr...
Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can sense when you're up to 5 feet away (Source: Dell)

CES 2019 | Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can sense when you're up to 5 feet away

Called Dell ExpressSign-in, the laptop will be the first to feature a proximity sensor that can automatically detect when a user is nearby and enable Windows Hello for a hands-free log-in experience.
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55 (i3-8145U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Acer Swift 3 SF314-55 (i3-8145U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

RAM stinginess. Acer's 14-inch notebook features an elegant and small case, a Whiskey Lake Core i3 CPU, and decent battery life. While its SSD, its matte IPS display, and its keyboard backlight are state-of-the-art in 2018, the RAM is not: Acer only includes 4 GB.
Intel Core i3-8145U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Dell XPS 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX333FA: Kaby Lake-R can still outperform Whiskey Lake-U

Dell XPS 13 vs. Asus ZenBook UX333FA: Kaby Lake-R can still outperform Whiskey Lake-U

Turbo Boost becomes the deciding factor that gives the Dell laptop a slight edge in CPU performance even though the Asus uses a newer Intel processor. Even so, the ZenBook carries a few other advantages to make it worth considerin...
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA (i5-8265U) Laptop Review

84% Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA (i5-8265U) Laptop Review

Smaller footprint than the XPS 13. The "ErgoLift" design is a visual delight as it allows for a strong lid with narrow bezels on all four sides of the screen. Nevertheless, some cut corners prevent the system from being a must-have against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom is reminding everyone that its laptops are the most customizable and upgradeable in the market

The small MXM form factor is getting its time in the spotlight now that gaming laptops are expected to make the transition from Nvidia Pascal to Turing soon. Eurocom is taking a jab at the “planned obsolescence” of most laptops wh...
Lenovo Yoga S730-13IWL (FHD, Core i7-8565U) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo Yoga S730-13IWL (FHD, Core i7-8565U) Laptop Review

Meagre model. Lenovo is trying to make a splash in the compact ultrabook market by giving its laptops a makeover. The company has introduced new branding, the latest Intel CPUs and slimmer cases, but has it done enough to disrupt an already saturated market? Read on to find out whether its first non-convertible Yoga laptop, the Yoga S730-13IWL, or confusingly the 730s-13IWL in North America, can challenge its competitors.
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E490s leak: Affordable ThinkPad will be released in a thinner version

Lenovo ThinkPad E490s leak: Affordable ThinkPad will be released in a thinner version

Lenovo ThinkPads are usually made for company buyers first and foremost, but there are some exceptions. The less expensive ThinkPad E series does target consumers more. A new leak reveals that the upcoming 14 inch model of this se...
Lenovo releases new ThinkPad L390 & ThinkPad L390 Yoga with Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs

Lenovo releases new ThinkPad L390 & ThinkPad L390 Yoga with Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs

Lenovo announced the first ThinkPad laptops of the 2019 generation. The affordable ThinkPad L390 and its convertible brother ThinkPad L390 Yoga are the first ThinkPad laptops to sport the newer Whiskey Lake processors from Intel l...
Razer Blade Stealth (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

88% Razer Blade Stealth (i7-8565U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

An Ultrabook for gamers. The new Blade Stealth proves that not all GeForce MX150 GPUs are created equal. It's the fastest 13.3-inch Ultrabook we've tested with graphics performance just shy of a GTX 960M and in a sleek package the size of a MacBook Pro 13.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Intel's 'Foveros' is a 3D packaging technique that combines chiplets into a much more denser package than EMIB. (Source: Intel)

Intel talks about upcoming 10nm 'Sunny Cove' microarchitecture and 3D-stacked 'Foveros' chips

During Intel's Architecture Day earlier this week, SVP Core and Visual Computing Raja Koduri and other key Intel executives gave an overview of upcoming Intel technologies including Foveros, a new 3D packaging system and Sunny Cov...
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, MX150) Convertible Review

83% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition (i7-8565U, MX150) Convertible Review

Premium Inspiron. The Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition’s sleek metal construction and attractive display bring the Inspiron machines ever closer to the XPS line. With its Core i7 CPU, GeForce MX150 dedicated graphics, solid-state drive, and UHD screen, can this $1,333 configuration redefine the brand?
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

New Razer Blade Stealth gets right what the Dell XPS 13 does wrong

The 4.9 mm bezels are 60 percent thinner than the last generation with a "retina-shattering" 13.3-inch 4K UHD display. Razer is promising 100 percent sRGB coverage, Whiskey Lake-U CPUs, and optional full-power GeForce MX150 graphi...
Intel is to roll out a new system to update integrated graphics drivers. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Intel to change the way integrated graphics drivers can be updated in Windows

Intel has announced that it will introduce a new medium called Universal Windows Drivers (UWD) to update the integrated graphics the company supplies to current Microsoft OS-running hardware. The institution of UWD will mean that ...
HP launches ProBook 430 G6, 440 G6, and 450 G6 with Whiskey Lake-U options (Source: HP)

HP launches ProBook 430 G6, 440 G6, and 450 G6 with Whiskey Lake-U options

The refreshed models have a brand new design inspired by the Spectre and Envy series. In other words, the new systems have 180-degree hinges and narrow bezels for a slimmer and sleeker look without sacrificing key ProBook features...
AMD's Rome CPU. (Image via Anandtech)

AMD's Zen 2 "Rome" EPYC CPUs may double L3 cache per CCX for a total of 256 MB

A recent entry in SiSoftware's SANDRA database lists AMD's upcoming "Rome" EPYC CPU with double the L3 cache as prior Zen CPUs. Detailed as "16 x 16 MB L3," this would put total L3 cache for Rome at 256 MB across its 64 cores, utt...
The Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL pictured here could be the first laptop to support new 9th gen mobile CPUs. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo datasheet confirms existence of new Intel 9000 series mobile CPUs

A Twitter user going by the handle @momomo_us, who has some credit as a prolific leaker, has found a Lenovo datasheet of a laptop that features new Intel 9000 series mobile CPUs. While the document does not specify core count, clo...
Intel's Core i9-9900K is currently the top-tier consumer CPU, but it may be supplanted with a 10-core Comet Lake-S CPU. (Image: Amazon)

Intel may be working on a 10-core Comet Lake-S desktop CPU

According to a Taiwanese forum thread that claims to have information from an inside partner meeting, Intel may be developing a 10-core consumer-grade CPU in the Comet Lake-S family. The CPU would be built on the 14 nm process and...
Our first Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake-U benchmarks are in and performance is almost indistinguishable from the Core i7-8550U (Image source: PC World)

Our first Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake-U benchmarks are in and performance is almost indistinguishable from the Core i7-8550U

Whiskey Lake-U doesn't offer much in terms of performance enhancements over its immediate Kaby Lake-R predecessor based on our initial benchmarks with the Asus Zenbook UX433. It's largely forgettable if you already own a Kaby Lake...
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

84% Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

All screen. The new ZenBook 14 has a mind-boggling 92 percent screen-to-body ratio to best even the XPS 13. How did Asus manage to achieve such narrow bezels on all four sides of the display while still offering 100 percent sRGB and Whiskey Lake-U?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E490 & E590: Upcoming budget ThinkPads listed at registration-offices (pictured: ThinkPad E580)

Lenovo ThinkPad E490 & E590: Upcoming budget ThinkPads listed at registration-offices

The year 2018 is coming to a close. Time for new ThinkPad laptops: With the ThinkPad E490 and the ThinkPad E590, the first models of the upcoming generation have surfaced on sites of Korean registration-offices.
Huawei Matebook 13 with NFC and Whiskey Lake-U processor coming December 2018 (Source: 91mobiles)

The latest Huawei Matebook 13 sports NFC support and Whiskey Lake-U processor options

The new Huawei Matebook 13 has the camera (finally!) placed above the display and is powered by an Intel Whiskey Lake-U processor. With a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent, this compact notebook also features NFC connectivity and...
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G (i5-8265U, MX150, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A well-made allrounder. Acer's 15.6-inch allrounder is a lot more compact, slim and light than its competition. But there is no need to worry about having to trade these features with performance. The device also offers a matte IPS Full HD display, a GeForce MX150 GPU and a quad-core processor of the Whiskey Lake generation.
Intel Core i5-8265U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
It looks like Intel was caught off-guard by outstanding market demand for its Coffee Lake CPUs, which lead to impressive revenues in Q3 2018 and also the CPU shortages.  (Source: Engadget)

Intel releases impressive Q3 financial report, 14 nm shortage expected to get worse

The Santa Clara giant reported the best quarter in its entire 50-year history, even though the company was not able to meet the outstanding market demand. The 14 nm shortages will continue throughout the rest of the year and Intel...
Intel are reportedly re-thinking the way they handle manufacturing. (Source: YouTube)

Intel to re-structure its manufacturing arm into 3 new divisions

Intel is splitting its manufacturing segment into 3 new categories, each of which will be managed by a different staff member. These new divisions will handle various aspects of the chip-making side of the Intel business. They wil...
The Google Pixel Slate could support dual-booting into Windows 10 in the near future. (Source: Google)

Intel inside the new Pixel Slate hints at future Windows 10 support

There have been rumors swirling for a while that Google is planning on adding support for Windows 10 on Chrome OS devices. The inclusion of Intel silicon inside the new Pixel Slate instead of ARM hints that Google still has plans ...
Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL: New Ultrabook with Whiskey-Lake, GeForce MX150 & slim bezels surfaced

Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL: New Ultrabook with Whiskey-Lake, GeForce MX150 & slim bezels surfaced

The new Whiskey Lake processors for laptops were announced at IFA. Lenovo used this opportunity to unveil the extremely thin Yoga S730-13IWL. Now, Lenovo will apparently launch another Ultrabook with Whiskey Lake in the near futur...
The message displayed if Windows Setup detects the older drivers during the upgrade. (Source@ wccftech.com)

Devices with 6th-generation or newer Intel chips facing issues with new Win10 update

PCs that run on processors that are of the Skylake or later series are reportedly displaying obstructive messages in the course of their update to the October version of Windows 10. This is due to an older Intel Display Audio driv...
The Coffee Lake series is set to be refreshed with 8th-gen processors. (Source: itp.net)

New driver readme appears to confirm 'Coffee Lake S Refresh' series name

A driver download from ASUS' website has been found to contain a text file about the Intel processors supported. They include a line called "Coffee Lake S Refresh". This is likely to refer to the upcoming ix-9000 series of process...
The 14nm process is the basis for all of Intel's newest CPUs, and even all the way back to its 2015 Skylake based products. (Source: Digiworthy)

Prices for Intel's 8700k CPU have reached $399 on major retailers due to CPU shortage

While the 14nm CPU shortage did not initially affect US retailers, it has become clear that it finally has. Intel's flagship 8700k CPU has gone from $350 to $399 in under a month, which is nearly a 15% increase in price.
The Intel CFO has addressed the chip shortage issue in an open letter. (Source: Intel)

Intel CFO announces plans to deal with the chip supply problem

The CFO and interim CEO of Intel, Bob Swan, has released an open letter to all interested parties concerning the company's ongoing processor-supply woes. Swan asserted that increased investment and a renewed focus on high-end chip...
The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018 (Image source: IFA-berlin.com)

The weekly roundup - here is everything we know announced at IFA 2018

The tech world has been on fire these past few weeks with not one, but two major press events. After Nvidia unveiled its GeForce RTX GPUs at Gamescom, more OEMs unveiled brand new refreshed products at IFA in Berlin equipped with ...
The Acer Swift 7 is expected to feature Intel 'Amber Lake-Y' CPUs and will officially launch in 2019.

IFA 2018 | Acer gives us a glimpse of what to expect with the upcoming Swift 7 ultrabook

Acer talked about the upcoming Swift 7 notebook during its IFA 2018 keynote and while there was only a dummy product on display, the company notes that the notebook will slim down even further and feature ultra-narrow bezels yield...
Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730

IFA 2018 | Intel Core i5-8265U and i7-8565U Whiskey Lake will debut on the upcoming Lenovo Yoga S730

The quad-core Whiskey Lake i5-8265U and i7-8565U CPUs are both coming just in time for the Holiday season. The slim Lenovo Yoga S730 will be one of the first to carry the processors when it launches this November for $1000 USD.

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