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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
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

February 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
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...
The Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB Windforce OC. (Source: Videocardz)

First pictures of the Gigabyte GTX 1060 5 GB surface online

The first pictures of the rumored NVIDIA GTX 1060 5 GB SKU card have surfaced online. The new Gigabyte card is identical to the GTX 1060 6 GB Windforce OC but comes with the NVIDIA GP106-350-K3-A1 GPU that supports up to 5 GB GDDR...
The AMD 400-series chipset gets a listing on the PCI-SIG. (Source: Videocardz)

AMD Promontory 400-series chipset with support for next gen Ryzen coming soon

We could soon see AMD launch its 400-series chipset close to Ryzen 2000's launch early next year. Existing 300-series boards will, however, continue to be compatible with the next generation Ryzen CPUs.
Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad P71 (i7, P3000, 4K) Workstation Review

Quiet and powerful. The ThinkPad P71 is Lenovo's biggest and most powerful mobile workstation. It is a powerful machine, but still pleasantly quiet in many situations. You also get a very good 4K UHD panel.
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | 17.3" | 3.5 kg
Intel Core i7-8700HQ vs Intel Core i7-7700HQ. (Source: CPU Monkey)

Details of the 8th generation hexa-core Intel Core i7-8700HQ emerge

Details of the much awaited 8th generation Intel HQ-series CPUs have surfaced online and from the looks of it, seems to corroborate our expectations of a 'Coffee Lake' 6-core 45W chip. The rest of the specifications are more or le...
Apple iMac Pro (Source: Apple)

Apple releases the iMac Pro starting at US$4,999

Advertised as "the most powerful Mac ever," the iMac Pro provides an impressive set of hardware specs, packing Xeon processors with up to 18 cores, 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, as well as a 27-inch Retina 5K display.
The iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever. (Source: Apple)

iMac Pro launches this week in 8- and 10-core configurations

Apple has announced that the successor to the ill-fated 2013 Mac Pro is scheduled to arrive this week. Based on the iMac AIO design, the new iMac Pro can sport up to 18-cores of custom Intel Xeon performance.
Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)

VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens

The new DisplayHDR certificate aims at a more clear classification for HDR-grade LCD displays. It includes three tiers that have distinct logos and are differentiated according to luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time. C...
Alleged leaked slide showing the core count, clock speed, and pricing of three upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen processors. (Source: Tech Spot)

(Update: likely fake) | Leaked slide shows Ryzen 7 2800X coming in February 2018 with +82% performance over 1800X

Leaked slides, which are claimed to be genuine AMD material, show core and thread count for the upcoming 2700, 2800, and 2800X, as well as the frequencies that they run at. You can expect these new Ryzen processors to start shippi...
35W 'Coffee Lake-S' chips are all set for production shortly. (Source: Mydrivers)

Leaked roadmap reveals Intel's 'Cascade Lake-X' HEDT along with new 35W 'Coffee Lake-S' offerings

We might soon see Intel's 35W 'Coffee Lake-S' hit production in Q1 2018 alongside quad-core and dual-core 'Gemini Lake' entry level CPUs. Interestingly, Q4 2018 will see the launch of HEDT 'Cascade Lake-X', the successor to 'Skyla...
PC market expected to drop 2.7 percent by year's end (Source: IDC)

PC market expected to drop 2.7 percent by year's end

Laptops will rise to make up over 40 percent of the PC market in the next five years at the expense of desktops and traditional slate tablets.
Siri has been an iOS exclusive up until now. (Source: Apple)

Apple will add ARM A10 Fusion chip for always-on Siri functionality in iMac Pro and MacBook Pro

While it has been an iOS exclusive for quite some time now, Siri will be coming to macOS starting with the upcoming iMac Pros and MacBook Pro versions. The ARM A10 Fusion chip will enable an always-on functionality that allows Sir...
The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor drops a few hints about the XPS 15 9570 on Twitter

The upcoming iteration of the Dell XPS 15 will finally have full speed 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 along with possibly a 5K display option according to Dell's VP Gaming and XPS, Frank Azor, who also confirms that Dell is waiting for Inte...
The PrevailPRO features a slim profile, but still packs powerful specs. (Source: PNY)

PNY launches PrevailPRO Mobile Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro Max-Q and Core i7

The PrevailPRO is PNY's first incursion into mobile workstations. There are three available variants that integrate an i7-7700HQ CPU coupled with up to 32 GB DDR4-24400 RAM and up to 512 GB NVMe SSD + 2 TB HDD storage options. On ...
Quadro P500 debuting in upcoming ultra-thin Lenovo ThinkPad P52s workstation (Source: Lenovo)

Nvidia Quadro P500 debuting in upcoming ultra-thin Lenovo ThinkPad P52s workstation

The ThinkPad P52s will also integrate a physical slider in front of the webcam for privacy concerns when it launches early 2018.
Eurocom Tornado F5W (Xeon E3-1280 v5, Quadro P5000) Workstation Review

87% Eurocom Tornado F5W (Xeon E3-1280 v5, Quadro P5000) Workstation Review

Zero compromises… Today we evaluate the Tornado F5W, a high-end workstation from Eurocom. Considering that it’s decked out with an Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5 desktop CPU and NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU along with an NVMe SSD and 64 GB of RAM, are there any weaknesses to speak of? If so, we’ll find them.
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5 | NVIDIA Quadro P5000 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
HP ZBook 14u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

80% HP ZBook 14u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

The consumer workstation. The new ZBook 14u encompasses exactly 14 inches and is for those who seek a reliable companion above all else. We are quite fond of the overall package, but the hardware choices leave a lot to be desired.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD FirePro W4190M | 14" | 1.7 kg
Intel's latest 8th generation entrant courts a custom AMD Radeon chip and HBM2 memory on a single package. (Source: Intel)

Rivals with benefits — Intel and AMD collaborate to create a new entrant to the 8th generation CPU family

In an interesting development, CPU arch rivals Intel and AMD have collaborated together to create a unique new entrant to Intel's 8th generation CPU family — a combination of an Intel H-series chip coupled to a...wait for it...a custom AMD Radeon GPU with HBM2 memory!
The XPG SX6000 line also includes models with 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB capacities. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA releases XPG SX6000 512 GB NVMe SSD for US$145

The XPG SX6000 NVMe SSD offers the best value on the market right now. For only US$145, gamers and video editing pros can benefit from 1 GB/s read speeds and 800 MB/s write speeds. The M.2-2280 form factor is designed to fit both ...
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is now official. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA announces the GTX 1080's fraternal twin — the GTX 1070 Ti, aims to take AMD Vega 56 head on

NVIDIA has announced the launch of the much anticipated GeForce GTX 1070 Ti as a successor to the hugely popular GTX 970. Featuring the same GP104 GPU as the GTX 1080 but just 128 CUDA cores short of its elder cousin the 1070 Ti, ...
The Summit supercomputer will consist of 4,600 nodes powered by IBM and Nvidia processors. (Source: ORNL)

Summit will be the world's fastest supercomputer upon completion

The Summit is almost ready to go online and it will become the fastest supercomputer ever built. It will average between 150 and 300 petaflops of processing power and will integrate 4,600 nodes that are powered by IBM and Nvidia p...
Desktop and notebook sales fall just 0.5 percent in EMEA (Source: IDC)

Desktop and notebook sales fall just 0.5 percent in EMEA

HP, Lenovo, and Dell have each grown in market share at the notable expense of Asus and Acer. HP alone accounts for more than one in four PCs sold in the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions.

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