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EliteBook 1050 G1 with GeForce GTX 1050: HP challenges the Dell XPS 15

EliteBook 1050 G1 with the GeForce GTX 1050 & Coffee Lake: HP challenges the Dell XPS 15

The market for premium laptops has been growing in recent years, with thin and powerful 15-inch laptops like the Dell XPS 15 or Apple MacBook Pro 15 as one of the growth-segments. Reason enough for HP to release the new EliteBook ...
Dell slashing prices off select business laptops from now until the end of May (Source: Dell)

Dell slashing prices off select business laptops from now until the end of May

The Vostro 15 5000 gets a 40 percent price cut with a free Western Digital HDD thrown in for good measure on some deals. The promotion includes systems with 8th gen Intel Core ix CPUs as well. The timing of the price cuts are in l...
Switching from 14nm to 10nm will increase the transistor density by 2.7x. (Source: Intel)

Intel delays the 10nm 'Cannon Lake' CPUs until 2019

Initially planned for launch in 2016, Intel has delayed the launch of the 10nm based next-generation 'Cannon Lake' CPUs to 2019, which the company announced in their first-quarter earnings report of 2018. It is not the first time ...
AMD Threadripper retail package (Source: AMD)

Unannounced AMD processors spotted online, including the 12-core Threadripper 2920X and 16-core Threadripper 2950X

The AMD processors that will probably hit the market soon were recently spotted in the official product master list available on In addition to the dual-core and quad-core desktop and mobile Ryzen processors, there are al...
Precision 7530 & 7730: A redesign, 128 GB RAM and Coffee Lake for Dell's mobile workstations (Picture source: Dell)

Precision 7530 & 7730: A redesign, 128 GB RAM and Coffee Lake for Dell's mobile workstations

Today, Dell announced the newest generation of the Precision mobile workstation line. The core of that lineup are the two traditional workstation-models Precision 7530 and Precision 7730, which are being updated with the lastest G...
Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation with Coffee Lake-H and NVIDIA Quadro options (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 business version of the XPS 9570 now official, Quadro P1000/P2000 graphics in tow

Available in Platinum Silver and Brushed Onyx, the 15.6-inch Dell Precision 5530 is the brand's smallest mobile workstation. Its comprehensive list of hardware options includes 8th generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors, ...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 convertible with Cofee Lake and Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a business version of the XPS 9575, but with Radeon Pro WX graphics

The new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a less powerful — but convertible — sibling of the 15.6-inch Precision 5530 mobile workstation. Its specs are similar to those of the Dell XPS 9575, but this mobile workstation features Radeon...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Core CPUs (Source: MSI)

MSI WE63, WE73, WT75, and WS63 workstations are now even faster with 8th gen Xeon Core CPUs

The news comes just two weeks after the reveal of Coffee Lake-H. All models will utilize the same chassis as their respective G-Series equivalent with new fingerprint readers, vPro options, and SmartCard reader depending on the fa...
Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' Core i7-7740X. (Source: WikiChip)

Rumor | Intel 'Kaby Lake-X' HEDT chips to be EOL'd in late 2018 in favor of 'Skylake-X' Refresh and 'Cascade Lake'

Intel might be looking to retire its 'Kaby Lake-X' series of chips in late 2018 and focus instead on a 'Skylake-X' Refresh ranging from 6 to 18 cores. Also in tow is a new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) for the Integrate...
Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018 (Source: Gartner)

Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018

Sales of desktop PCs and laptops are continuing their downward trend into the new year according to Gartner. While EMEA is seeing a slight uptick, the sharper declines in other regions worldwide paint a more pessimistic picture. T...
IDC suggests the uptake of Windows 10 systems in the business sector has helped companies like HP, Dell, and Lenovo. (Source: TheStreet)

Dell and HP enjoy growth in global PC market share

Market intelligence provider IDC has released a report detailing the state of the worldwide traditional PC market for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18). According to the data, both Dell and HP have seen increases in market share in...
The Zotac QKP5000 is fitted with a Quadro P5000 GPU. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac debuts Q Series Mini Workstation PCs with Nvidia Quadro GPUs

If you’ve been waiting for a workstation that is only 2.8-inches tall and is powered by Intel i7 quad-core chips and Nvidia Quadro graphics, Zotac has the mini workstation of your dreams. The new Zotac Q Series Mini Workstation PC...
Image: Apple

Apple will release an updated Mac Pro desktop in 2019, and it will be a complete redesign

In an event hosted for creative professionals earlier today, Apple executives clarified that the new Mac Pro desktop will indeed be released in 2019. In a somewhat surprising move, Apple will be working with professionals outside ...
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5. (Source: HP)

HP announces the ZBook Studio X360 G5 with workstation internals in a consumer-style body

The newly announced HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 is a creator and designer focused convertible that packs workstation class Intel Xeon and Nvidia Quadro hardware into a flexible device. It features a screen that meets 100% of the Adobe...
Image: HP

HP launches ZBook 15V, a low-cost workstation for the masses starting at USD $950

Among HP's refreshed ZBook line of portable workstations is the ZBook 15V, which HP is aiming squarely at a broader consumer market. The workstation, which starts at USD $950, can be specced with up to an Intel Core i7-8750H or Xe...
The Dell XPS 15 9570. (Source: Dell)

The Dell XPS 15 9570 is here and is more powerful than ever

The Dell XPS 15 9570 is certainly one of the highly anticipated refreshes both fans and reviewers were eager to catch hold of. In the wake of the 'Coffee Lake-H' launch, Dell has unveiled what could be its most ambitious XPS 15 ye...
Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' Performance Comparison: A worthy upgrade from 'Kaby Lake'?

The 8th generation 'Coffee Lake-H' chips for enthusiast notebooks are finally here. Intel is doing all it can to woo the masses back from AMD Ryzen by increasing core counts and boosting clocks. This generation also sees the rebranding of the Core i7-HK series as the 'Core i9'. Intel naturally claims significant improvements over the 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' but does it actually hold true? What do the new CPUs mean for the mobile enthusiast? Our preliminary review of new 'Coffee Lake-H' Core i7-8750H-powered notebooks tells what's improved and what's not. We also list out some of the notebooks that will debut this Spring sporting the new chips.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo wants to release a new 15-inch ThinkPad without a numblock (pictured: ThinkPad T530)

Lenovo wants to release a new 15-inch ThinkPad without a numpad

Since 2013, all ThinkPad laptops with a 15,6-inch screen have included a dedicated numpad. As a reaction to many complaints about this state of affairs, a Lenovo employee in the companies own forum has announced that the PC manufa...
A demonstration of a scene rendered in real-time via RTX. (Images: Nvidia)

GDC 2018 | Nvidia's RTX real-time ray tracing promises to bring lifelike lighting via Volta GPUs

Nvidia's new RTX technology may bring real-time ray tracing to gaming and other media. Ray tracing results in incredibly realistic lighting, which has long been a difficult process for most game engines to handle in real-time. In ...
Intel Coffee Lake: The first benchmarks of the mobile Hexa Core CPUs have been leaked (picture-source:

Intel Coffee Lake: The first benchmark-scores of the mobile Hexa Core CPUs have been leaked

There is a great anticipation for the upcoming mobile CPUs from Intel with the codename "Coffee Lake" – the first mobile processors to feature six CPU-cores. Now, the first benchmark-numbers for the Hexa-Core Coffee Lake CPUs have...
Schematic of a convoluted neural network trained to predict the probability of a Kepler signal caused by a planet. (Source: Google Open Source Blog)

Want to join in NASA's search for exoplanets? Google's AI can help

Google has released its AI and ML tools that helped NASA discover new exoplanets such as the Kepler-90 i and the Kepler-80 g. Google's model helped search 670 stars out of the 200,000 stars observed by NASA's Kepler mission and ho...
Eurocom Sky X4C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080, Clevo P751TM1-G) Laptop Review

86% Eurocom Sky X4C (i7-8700K, GTX 1080, Clevo P751TM1-G) Laptop Review

Desktop in disguise. Our latest Eurocom system returns the highest PCMark 10 score in our database at 6620 points. Its removable GTX 1080 GPU and LGA 1151 Coffee Lake CPU give the system longer legs than most gaming notebooks.
Intel Core i7-8700K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.6 kg
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The ASRock Rack D2100D8UM. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock announces the Rack D2100D8UM — first Xeon D-2100 motherboard

ASRock has announced the Rack D2100D8UM with support for the Intel Xeon D-2100 processor. The motherboard is an integrated platform and can be ordered with any of the newly launched Xeon D-2100 series SoCs.
The new ZBook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter. (Source: HP)

HP refreshes ZBook series with 14u and 15u models

The updated Zbook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter than previous models, but also pack more powerful specs like quad-core gen 8 Intel CPUs up to i7-8650U, AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 2 TB ...
Intel Xeon D-2100 processor (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel Xeon D-2100 processors now official with up to 18 cores and 36 threads

The new Xeon D-2100 processor architecture allows for up to 18 "Skylake-server" generation cores and was designed to provide lower-power processing to multiple enterprise applications, focusing on the needs of data centers and net...
The Dell EMC R7425 server is based on AMD EPYC. (Source: Dell)

Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by AMD EPYC CPUs now on sale

Dell has listed new PowerEdge servers powered by AMD EPYC CPUs for order. The EPYC-based servers are available in 1U and 2U rack sizes and can be extensively customized based on the requirements of the enterprise while still offer...
The security flaw only affected Windows 7 / 8/ 8.1 systems. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo's Fingerprint Manager Pro exposed user passwords, security update released

The fingerprint software vulnerability affects quite a few ThinkPad, ThinkCentre and ThinkStation models that run Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.
The Chinese knew of Meltdown and Spectre much before the US Government according to The WSJ. (Source: Reddit)

Intel alerted select corporations about Meltdown/Spectre, China speculated to have known about it before the US

The Wall Street Journal reports that Intel had informed select customers about the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities. What's news, however, is that somehow the Chinese Government could have gotten to know about the vulnerabilities ...
Users of Intel 'Broadwell' chips will get a more reliable microcode update in the coming weeks. (Source: Wccftech)

Intel readying a more reliable Meltdown/Spectre fix for 'Broadwell' and 'Haswell' platforms

Intel has identified the root cause of the recent reboot issues plaguing the company's 'Broadwell' and 'Haswell' chips that received a microcode update for the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The company has issued an updated guida...
Dell Precision 7720 (Xeon, P5000, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Dell Precision 7720 (Xeon, P5000, 4K) Workstation Review

Fully specced. The Dell Precision wants to be the best mobile workstation with a mobile Xeon processor, plenty of RAM, Nvidia's new P5000 GPU, and a high-resolution PremierColor display.
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro P5000 | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
HP still king in EMEA market while Asus blunders (Image source: HP)

HP still king in EMEA market while Asus blunders

The Holiday shopping season proved to be disastrous for Asus as the manufacturer struggles to compete in both the desktop and laptop markets.
The W25 chassis is actually a laptop case modified to fit desktop-grade CPUs and GPUs. (Source: Anandtech)

CES 2018 | MSI's Vortex W25 is one of the slimmest workstation PCs around

MSI will launch this year the workstation variant of its G25 gaming compact PC. The W25 will feature gen 8 Core or Xeon CPUs, Nvidia Quadro GPUs, up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, HDD+NVMe combos and VR-ready compliance.
Intel Coffee Lake-H mobile CPUs should start to pop up in Q2 2018. (Source: Intel)

Rumor | Intel Coffee Lake-H Mobility CPU lineup specs get leaked

The top of the line i9-8950HK and the Xeon E-2186M feature six cores/twelve threads that can reach boost clocks of 4.8 GHz. The mid-range i7-8850H and Xeon E-2176M feature the same core/thread count, but can boost only to 4.3 - 4....
Eurocom will take your old Alienware or MSI notebook for 25 percent off your next purchase (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom will take your old Alienware or MSI notebook for 25 percent off your next purchase

That old Alienware laptop with GeForce GT 555M graphics buried in the closet could help cut $1000 USD or more off the purchase of your next Eurocom system.
Fujitsu Esprimo D series. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu announces three new Esprimo desktops, a Quadro equipped Celsius notebook, and Attachecase confidential file distribution software

Fujitsu caps off a busy week with three new desktops, a 17.3-inch workstation notebook with an Nvidia Quadro 5000, and Attachecase confidential file distribution software which removes part of a file and uploads it to a company se...
GDDR6 listing in SK Hynix's 2018 Databook. (Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix lists GDDR6 memory as available

SK Hynix has listed the status of GDDR6 memory in its Q1 2018 Databook as available with speeds starting from 10 Gbps and reaching up to 14 Gbps.
Could we see an Intel dGPU take AMD's place in upcoming MCMs? (Source: Intel)

Updated | 'Arctic Sound' and 'Jupiter Sound' Intel dGPUs could be in the works

Intel could be looking to develop its own discrete GPUs and package them into an MCM similar to the Intel-AMD MCM we've seen at CES. We could see this implementation starting from the upcoming 10th generation Core family.
The new AMT hack can bypass all known security measures. (Source: Anandtech)

Gone in 30 seconds: New Intel AMT exploit is scarier than you can ever fathom

F-Secure's security researchers discovered another flaw in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) that a hacker can potentially misuse to gain remote access to a system.
'Haswell' CPU owners are getting increased security at the expense of reliability. (Source: Overclock3D)

Intel 'Haswell' and 'Broadwell' CPU users complain of higher system reboots after applying Meltdown and Spectre patches

Users of older generation 'Haswell' and 'Broadwell' Intel CPUs are reporting of constant reboots after applying patches to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Intel is looking at issuing a revised firmware to address...

ThinkPad Roadmap Leak 2018: ThinkPad A285 & A485 with Ryzen, T580p & ThinkPad P1 with Coffeelake Hexa-Core CPUs?

Lenovo has announced a new ThinkPad generation a few days ago, but not all models were updated. Now an internal Lenovo document has been leaked, which mentions some new ThinkPad models for the remainder of 2018.
The Intel-AMD MCM is now official. (Source: Intel)

CES 2018 | Intel finally lifts the curtains off its 8th gen Core CPU with Radeon RX Vega M graphics

After a droolworthy announcement last year, Intel has finally taken wraps off its much hyped Intel-AMD MCM. The MCM is available in 65W and 100W total package power and will soon start showing up in notebooks and NUCs this year.
The new fanless ZBOX mini PCs can now accommodate overclocked Kaby Lake-R CPUs. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces this year's mini PC updates

The 2018 Zotac mini PCs will get CPUs ranging from Gemini Lake ultra-low voltage chips to six-core gen 8 processors from Intel. The fanless models will feature redesigned chassis that support processors with TDPs up to 25 W, allow...
G.Skill Sniper X DDR4 RAM comes in three camouflage designs. (Source: G.Skill)

CES 2018 | G.Skill's new Sniper X DDR4 memory comes with a touch of camouflage

G.Skill has announced the availability of Sniper X DDR4 3600 RAM in a camouflage design that complements gaming PCs. G.Skill offers capacities up to 128 GB and the modules come with support for XMP 2.0.
Linux Mint 18.3 running the Cinnamon desktop environment. (Source: Linux Mint)

Linux Mint 19.x 'Tara' to release in mid 2018

The next version of Linux Mint, Linux Mint 19, will release sometime in May or June this year. The popular Linux distro will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. (Source: NVIDIA)

Consumer NVIDIA GPUs cannot be used in datacenters henceforth

Recent changes to NVIDIA's EULA prohibits datacenter deployment of their consumer grade GeForce GPUs apart from those used for blockchain processing. This being seen as a move to curb deployment of cost-effective GeForce GPUs for ...
The Intel-AMD multi-chip module. (Source: Intel)

The Intel-AMD Core i7-8809G will be overclockable with a 100W target TDP

Intel's India website leaked some information about the 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G MCM. The listing sheds some light on the specifications of the new package and gives us hints on what to expect from Intel's official announcement...
The DIMM modules and SSD in the latest iMac Pro. (Source: MacRumors)

iMac Pro teardown reveals upgradeable RAM and SSD but it's not for the faint-hearted

While the new iMac Pro is not end-user upgradeable, Apple component supplier, OWC, did a teardown of the latest iMac Pro base model and found that the RAM and SSD can actually be upgraded if needed.
The Apple Lisa computer in 1983. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple's Lisa OS source code to be released for free in 2018

Apple and Computer History Museum will jointly release the source code for Lisa, one of Apple's first commercial OSs to feature the GUI. The source code, currently being reviewed by Apple, will be made available for free in the pu...

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