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Watch out, OLED: Samsung bringing QLED Galaxy Book Ion and Flex NT930X laptops in 2020 (Source: Samsung)

Watch out, OLED: Samsung bringing QLED Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex NT930X laptops in 2020

Samsung will launch the world's first QLED laptops early next year with the promise of 600-nit displays, Ice Lake, Wi-Fi 6, and GeForce MX graphics. LPDDR4x RAM will come soldered alongside an S Pen recess on the Galaxy Flex model...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:18:00 +0100
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Core i7, 256 GB SSD, and 16 GB RAM is now $400 off after rebates and gift cards for a limited time (Source: Dell)

Deal | Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Core i7, 256 GB SSD, and 16 GB RAM is now $400 off after rebates and gift cards for a limited time

The high launch price of $1650 for the Core i7 XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 is now just ~$1200 after taxes, discounts, and gift cards. The Dell convertible is notable for being the first to ship with Intel's new Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 CPU ...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0200
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

86% Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i7-1065G7 Review: Faster Than Any XPS 13 Before It

The Intel Athena Poster Child. With mobile AMD Ryzen finally catching up to Intel's long-running ULV Core U series, all eyes have been on Ice Lake and Comet Lake-U to see how Intel would respond. Pressure has been on Dell to knock it out of the park with its second generation XPS 13 2-in-1 especially since it is the first to ship with the Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. The flagship convertible mostly succeeds with a few caveats.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.4" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:47:26 +0200
Latest HP Spectre x360 13 refresh addresses one of our biggest complaints about last year's model (Source: HP)

Latest HP Spectre x360 13 refresh addresses one of our biggest complaints about last year's model

The new convertible has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a 13 percent smaller footprint than the 2018 model. It's also slightly thicker with a larger cooling solution in order to accommodate the more graphically capable Core ...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:59:00 +0200
HP Dragonfly is a beautified EliteBook x360 1030 designed to tackle the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 (Source: HP)

HP Elite Dragonfly is a beautified EliteBook x360 1030, will offer features missing on the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1

The Dragonfly convertible will differ from your typical gray EliteBook by its blue chassis designed to attract attention and breathe new colors to the Elite ser...
Intel Core i5-8365U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 990 g
Allen Ngo, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:00:00 +0200
Hot Ice: Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3 Laptop Review

86% Hot Ice: Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3 Laptop Review

Ice(Lake)borne. Dell's latest XPS convertible is unlike most Ultrabooks or convertibles we've tested this year simply because it checks off a long laundry list of uncommon features: Ice Lake-U, MagLev keyboard, vapor chamber, 13.4-inch touchscreen, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The result is a travel-friendly convertible with one of the brightest and most well-calibrated displays we've seen for its category. Unfortunately, you'll have to give up some upgrades along the way that may impact longevity.
Intel Core i3-1005G1 | Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) | 13.4" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:32:00 +0200
The AsusPro B9 is said to be the lightest 14-inch business notebook, weighing only 1.94 lbs. (Source: MSPoweruser)

IFA 2019 | AsusPro B9 is the world's lightest 14-inch business notebook powered by Ice Lake CPUs

Hours after Acer announced its thinnest and lightest book with the introduction of the new Swift 5 model, Asus retaliated with the unveiling of a thinner and lighter AsusPro B9 business-class 14-incher. The AsusPro B9 is only 0.58...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:44:00 +0200
Gaming on 25 W Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake-U can be up to 42 percent faster than 15 W version according to Intel

IFA 2019 | Gaming on 25 W Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake-U can be up to 42 percent faster than 15 W version according to Intel

If you're a light or casual gamer, Intel wants you to consider its 25 W Ice Lake-U Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Pro Graphics instead of dedicated GeForce MX graphics or AMD's integrated Vega series. We'll have to see ourselves in a fe...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:39:00 +0200
Who's up for a wooden HP Envy 13 powered by Intel Ice Lake? (Source: HP)

These are some of the Ice Lake and Project Athena laptops that can be expected this year apart from the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1

News about laptops powered by Intel 10th gen Ice Lake processors has been far and few in between save for the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1. We list some of the Ice Lake-powered laptops we expect to see this year and some of these could...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:30:00 +0200
Same exterior for the X and T-series, but with new 10th-gen Intel interiors. (Source: Ultrabookreview)

Lenovo brings Intel 10th gen "Comet Lake" to ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, T490, and X390

Some of Lenovo's most popular ThinkPad laptops, the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, T490, and X390, have been updated with Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs. The L13 and L13 Yoga have also been given a thinner, lighter design makeover.
Douglas Black, Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:06:00 +0200
The XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 will be the first Athena laptop to hit the market. (Image source: Dell)

Win an XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 with Dell

Dell is running a free competition to win its latest 13-inch convertible, the XPS 13 7390 2-in-1. The model in the sweepstakes retails for US$1,699, so it will not be the flagship model. However, not having to shell out over US$1,...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:35:00 +0200
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 available for pre-order this week, will be first Athena laptop to market

Update | Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 available for pre-order this week, will be first Athena laptop to market

Prices start at $979 with an expected ship date of September 9. Dell will start accepting orders on August 8, 9 AM EST sharp for its second generation XPS 13 2-in-1. Exact prices and SKUs will all be revealed by morning for the Ic...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:12:00 +0200
Intel details various Ice Lake U and Y series SKUs for thin and light laptops. (Source: Intel)

New Intel 10th gen Ice Lake-U and Ice Lake-Y SKUs can compound AMD's laptop woes

Intel has detailed a total of 11 new CPUs in the 10th gen 10nm Ice Lake family across the U and Y series. While the U-series is aimed at performance ultrabooks with 15W, 25W, and 28W TDP configurations, the Y-series focuses on bat...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:56:00 +0200
We benchmark the Core i7-1065G7 in both 15 W and 25 W configurations to compare them against the mobile Ryzen 7 series

Our first Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 benchmarks are in and they outgun the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

AMD has reasons to worry. Intel Ice Lake represents the biggest leap in performance for the Core U series since Kaby Lake-R in 2017. Our preliminary numbers reveal significant GPU gains over the old UHD Graphics 620 while maintaining a 15 W envelope. Meanwhile, the higher-end 25 W Core i7-1065G7 will be even faster than the Zen+ Ryzen 7 3700U on all tested accounts.
Allen Ngo, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0200
Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 1.16x better gaming performance than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Image source: Wikichip.org)

Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 16 percent better FPS in Overwatch than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

The Intel Gen11 GPU is also expected to outperform the Radeon RX Vega 10 by 4 percent and 11 percent in Rocket League and World of Tanks, respectively. Since Ice Lake-U laptops have yet to launch, however, AMD still has the chance...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:05:00 +0200
The updated Swift 5 will get a 14.1-inch display with slim bezels and a 15 W Ice Lake-U CPU. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Acer updates Swift 5 ultrabook with Ice Lake CPUs and compact chassis

One of the first ultrabooks to get the Project Athena certification from Acer would be an updated Swift 5, even though Intel did not mention anything about this model at Computex. According to Notebook Italia, the updated Swift 5 ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 07 Jun 2019 16:03:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga S940 will be one of just a small handful of first generation Athena certified laptops

Computex 2019 | These are all the Athena 1.0 laptops Intel just announced for 2019

The four laptops guarantee at least 9 hours of Internet browsing at 250 nits, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, 1 second or faster resume times, Thunderbolt 3, at least 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB NVMe SSD, AI-enhanced performance, and three-sided...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 29 May 2019 03:00:00 +0200
Ice Lake laptops like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 will usher in a new generation of Ultrabooks

Computex 2019 | How Intel wants to change the future of Ultrabooks with Project Athena

Core i5/i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt 3, Wi-Fi 6, 1080p touchscreen, three-sided narrow bezels, and 9+ hours of web browsing will all eventually be standard on your next Ultrabook in Intel's vision of the near ...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 28 May 2019 08:00:00 +0200
Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program to boost QA standards for Intel-powered laptops

IHVs for laptop PCs can submit their products to Intel for compliance assessment, quality assurance, and performance tests. If they pass, then major OEMs like Acer, Huawei, Asus, or Dell will be more likely to source these optimiz...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 08 May 2019 06:30:00 +0200

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