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Intel's Stacy Smith shows off a 10nm 'Cannon Lake' wafer. (Source: Intel)

Intel shows off a 10nm wafer and a bevy of other developments on the occasion of Technology and Manufacturing Day

At its Technology and Manufacturing Day held in Beijing, Intel showcased a number of new developments ranging from the 10nm process for its upcoming 'Cannon Lake' chips to the first commercially available 64-layer 3D NAND for data centers. The company also shared plans for its first 10nm FPGA codenamed 'Falcon Mesa'.
The Intel NUC roadmap for 2018-19 offers an assortment of 'Gemini Lake' and 'Coffee Lake' configurations. (Source: CNXSoft)

Roadmap reveals new Intel NUCs with Gemini Lake and Coffee Lake offerings

The roadmap for Intel NUCs in the coming years seems to be a rather interesting one with a host of NUCs in different configuration options starting from the 10W 'Gemini Lake' Celerons all the way till the 100W Kaby Lake-H Core i7-xxxxK. NUCs based on the Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake-H CPUs also come with support for Thunderbolt 3 and Intel Optane memory.
MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

86% MSI WS63VR (i7-7700HQ, 4K, Quadro P4000 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Max-Q goes to work. MSI's updated WS63VR 7RL brings Nvidia's new Max-Q design to the GPU giant's Quadro line. How well does the Max-Q philosophy benefit a powerful professional-grade graphics card, especially with regards to heat and power management?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The DGX-1 system is available for US$149,000. (Source: Nvidia)

First compute performance test results for Nvidia's Volta Tesla GPU revealed

The Volta-based DGX-1 system is over 2 times faster than the Pascal-based systems in compute benchmarks. If the performance gains in games are similar to the compute ones, the GTX 2000 series could be a hit.
The EliteOne 1000 AiO G1 is designed with collaboration in mind. (Source: HP)

The HP EliteOne 1000 is a purpose-built AiO for collaboration

HP launched the EliteOne 1000 All-in-One (AiO) G1 PC at its World Partner Forum in Chicago featuring 7th gen Intel Core i7 65W CPUs and optional Intel Optane memory with a range of display options. The AiO comes with a 2 MP dual-facing pop-up webcam and an upgradeable PC base.
The QNAP TS-x77 features upto an 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 64 GB of RAM. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP briefs about QTS 4.3.4 OS and the TS-x77 NAS powered by AMD Ryzen

QNAP offered a glimpse into some of the advancements coming to the QTS 4.3.4 operating system that includes new features such as snapshot support for ARM-based QNAP NAS. It also offered a closer look into the TS-x77 NAS powered by AMD Ryzen CPUs.
From left: HP Z8 G4, HP Z6 G4, HP Z4 G4. (Source: HP)

Insanely powerful HP 'Z' workstations could cost up to US$40000

HP has released three new workstations which target general use, visual effects artists, and precision engineers. The highest end model can include two Xeon 28C/56T CPUs, 24 RAM slots, and three GPUs.
Performance comparison: 15 W ULV dual-core vs. 45 W HQ quad-core CPU

Performance comparison: 15 W ULV dual-core vs. 45 W HQ quad-core CPU

We've been paying extra attention to CPU throttling lately, but what exactly do you need that CPU power for? We run an ultrabook with 15 W CPU and desktop replacement with 45 W CPU through everyday tasks while measuring CPU utilization to determine whether you really need a full-fat 45 W CPU in your notebook.
Zotac Zbox MI553. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac releases new Zbox M and smartphone-sized Zbox P mini-PCs

Today Zotac announced two new mini-PCs, further expanding their mid-range Zbox M and ultra-compact Zbox P series. The Zbox MI553 comes in a standard and a Plus variant, has a mobile Intel i5-7300HQ processor, and an eGPU compatible Thunderbolt 3 port. The Zbox PI225 claims the title of the smallest mini-PC, contains a Celeron N3350 CPU, and has smartphone-li...
The fastest notebooks of 2017

The fastest notebooks of 2017

When buying a high-performance laptop it can be a daunting prospect to shell out large amounts of money without knowing if you're getting the fastest notebook possible. We've compared our benchmark results and put together a list of the fastest laptops tested in the last 12 months.
Logitech MX Ergo 'Trackball' mouse. (Source: Logitech)

The Track is back: Logitech resurrects their ergonomic Trackball mouse

Earlier today Logitech announced their first new trackball mouse in almost a decade, incorporating user feedback from the last ten years. The MX Ergo has been modernised with DPI-like adjustments and software that allows switching between multiple computers.
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is all set to roll out starting October 17

IFA 2017 | Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will officially roll out starting October 17 along with a slew of Windows Mixed Reality headsets

At its IFA 2017 keynote in Berlin, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will start officially rolling out starting October 17. Microsoft's partners will also start shipping affordable Windows Mixed Reality headsets alongside the new OS update.
The Aspire S24 will be Acer's slimmest AIO offering. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2017 | Acer announces the Aspire S24 All-in-One starting at US$999

Acer has announced the availability of the Aspire S24, its slimmest all-in-one with the latest 8th generation Intel processors and optional Intel Optane memory. It also comes with a wireless charging base for supported Qi-devices.
The Xeon-W CPUs bridge the gap between server and consumer models. (Source: Intel)

Intel presents the new Xeon-W workstation CPUs

The workstation-oriented Xeon-W CPU family includes models packing between 4 and 18 cores and up to 36 threads, with Turbo frequencies going as high as 4.5 GHz. Prices range between US$294 and more than US$2000.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations highlights (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstations coming this fall

This upcoming Windows 10 edition will come this fall with the following highlights: the ReFS file system, SMB Direct file sharing, persistent memory, and expanded hardware support.
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper is the largest consumer CPU ever made. (Source: PCWorld)

Early reviews show Threadripper tearing up the competition

Initial benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen Threadripper performing head and shoulders above consumer-class processors in CPU performance, competing with dual-CPU servers.
The key feature of the M5520 anniversary edition is the dark anodized aluminum upper and lower surfaces. (Source: Dell)

The XPS 9560's brother, the Precision 5520, just got a special new color

Dell is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Precision business workstation line with a cool "limited edition" Precision 5520, sporting new packaging, special wallpapers, and (most importantly) a cool dark anodized aluminum finish.
HP has created a more toned down version of their Omen VR Backback, aimed at business use (Source: HP)

HP decides that businesses need VR too, announces VR backpack with a Quadro P5200

HP has announced the 'HP Z VR Backpack' designed for virtual reality use in a business environment where red accents and flashing LEDs look out of place. It uses an i7-7820HQ, 32 GB RAM, and a Quadro P5200.
Nvidia has worked with OEMs like Asus, HP, Powercolor and Razor to provide the external chassis. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia is bringing Titan Xp and Quadro external GPU solutions to notebook creative professionals

The Titan Xp solution is intended for gaming as well as demanding appliactions such as Maya and Premier Pro, while the Quadro eGPU mainly focuses on engineering-grade applications and certifications.
The wait is finally over. AMD's new Vega based GPUs will soon be available in a store near you. (Source: AnandTech)

AMD Radeon RX Vega now official: $499 for the Vega 64 and $399 for the Vega 56

AMD has finally made the next gen Vega GPUs official with the unveiling of 3 Radeon RX Vega GPUs featuring enhanced features at seemingly competitive price points, with broad availability starting August 14.
Can the new AMD Vega chips regain lost territory from NVIDIA? (Source: HardwareLuxx)

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPUs spotted in liquid and air cooled versions ahead of official launch

Pictures of consumer versions of graphic cards based on AMD's next gen GPU architecture, Vega, have made their way to the internet ahead of their official launch and they seem to sport good looks along with the promise of a superlative gaming experience.
Guide: How to check a new laptop for issues

Guide: How to check a new laptop for issues

Make sure your new laptop isn't a lemon with our comprehensive checklist to avoiding defects.
Is AMD slowly returning to its glory days from the early 2000s? (Source: AMD)

AMD's Q2 2017 revenue results unveiled - Ryzen steals the show

AMD is well on its way back to profitability, thanks to the Ryzen CPUs, the Vega GPUs and the EPYC datacenter products. Q2 2017 revenue increased 19% over Q2 2016.
Intel's NCS allows accessing deep neural networks at affordable prices. (Source: AnandTech)

Get deep learning and AI processing in your pocket for $79 with Intel's Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel's subsidiary Movidius has launched the Neural Compute Stick that works on the Caffe deep learning framework to provide a low cost, yet effective solution in the end-inference market.
Laptop sales in EMEA up 3.1 percent YoY as of Q2 2017

Laptop sales in EMEA up 3.1 percent YoY as of Q2 2017

Weak numbers from both Asus and the desktop sector drag down an otherwise healthy PC market.
Fujitsu Celsius H970 (E3-1535M v6, P4000) Workstation Review

86% Fujitsu Celsius H970 (E3-1535M v6, P4000) Workstation Review

Strong CPU, weak cooling. The Celsius H970 might be Fujitsu's last 17.3-inch workstation. This should be reason enough for the manufacturer to do its best. But unfortunately, Fujitsu failed in two places. You can read in our detailed test review, where these places are.
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro P4000 | 17.3" | 3 kg
(Source: Microsoft)

Opinion: It's time we talked about throttling in reviews

Due to the prevalence of thermal throttling and new passive-cooling technologies, it is no longer enough to run a few short benchmarks and declare a machine's performance is satisfactory.
Linux Fedora 26 launching today for all platforms

Fedora 26 launches today

After three delays faced by the alpha release and two for the beta, Fedora 26 is now on track, and the torrent downloads are already available, although the official website has not been updated with the news yet.
MSI WS63 7RF (i7-7700HQ, FHD, P3000) Workstation Review

86% MSI WS63 7RF (i7-7700HQ, FHD, P3000) Workstation Review

Workstation gamer. The gaming notebook in disguise is one of the first to ship with a Quadro P3000 GPU. Performance will not throttle even if under the heaviest of loads.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro P3000 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The AMD Vega FE aims to satisfy both pros and gamers alike - but only succeeds at one. (Source: AnandTech)

The AMD Vega FE is a prosumer powerhouse that falls short of gaming excellence

Although the AMD Vega Frontier Edition is slower than the average GTX 1080, its performance in professional applications is still the one to beat.
The iMac Pro was introduced at WWDC in early June but will not be available until December. (Source: Associated Press)

iMac Pro may pack both server-grade Xeon and ARM CPUs

An enthusiast rummaging through firmware files for macOS High Sierra found information suggesting that the upcoming iMac Pro will be powered by server-grade Xeon processors and protected by an ARM chip known as a Security Enclave Processor. The existence of an ARM chip the same as those found in the MacBook Pro with TouchBar sparks speculation that the iMac ...
At approximately the size of your hand, the ThinkStation P320 Tiny is aptly named. (Source: Lenovo)

Size does matter with the ThinkStation P320 Tiny

Lenovo has unveiled what it claims to be the "world's smallest workstation" with the announcement of its ThinkStation P320 Tiny. The company promises "knockout performance" from a device that can fit onto even the most cluttered of desks.
StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

The Thunderbolt 3 product line has been expanded to include dual display adapters with 4K and 60Hz functionalities, compatible with the latest Windows and Mac laptops.
The ThinkPad 701c is one of the most sought-after models for collectors. (Source: Tech Radar)

ThinkPads have accomplished a lot in 25 years

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad lineup with an event in New York City. Let's take a look at a few of the product line's accomplishments over the years.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

More performance and a very good display. Lenovo's ThinkPad P51 is a full-fledged mobile workstation with a 15-inch display, powerful Xeon quad-core processor and a professional graphics card from Nvidia. The 4K screen in particular convinced in the review.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
The Modern Keyboard features a fingerprint scanner located on a key next to the right Alt. (Source: Microsoft)

Want a fingerprint reader? Microsoft now has a keyboard for that

Microsoft has released a new keyboard with embedded fingerprint scanner and is calling it "The Modern Keyboard". The Modern Keyboard has both wireless and wired functionality but comes at the hefty price of US$129.99.
The ZBOX CI327 nano is available with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i5 processors. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac's fanless ZBox CI327 mini PC now on sale starting at US$160

Pricing for Zotac's ZBOX CI327 nano mini PC has been released. The tiny PC starts at US $159 with a Celeron CPU, but can be configured with a Kaby Lake Core i3 or i5 as well.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad P51s (Core i7, 4K) Workstation Review

Enduring. Lenovo's mobile ThinkPad P51s workstation is slimmer and more compact than its predecessor. The device can now also offer a modern Thunderbolt 3 interface. Thanks to a high-capacity external battery, the laptop achieves an outstanding battery life.
Intel Core i7-7600U | NVIDIA Quadro M520 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
It's not easy to get to, but the Kaby Lake CPU in the new 21-inch iMac uses a standard LGA 1151 socket. (Source: iFixit)

New 21.5-inch iMac has upgradable CPU, RAM, and 2.5-inch drive

iFixit has found that while the new 21.5-inch iMac is not easy to get inside, the RAM, 2.5-inch drive, and CPU are all technically user-replaceable.
Apple's new iMac Pro packs server-grade specs in an All-in-One chassis. (Source: Apple)

WWDC 2017 | Apple introduces new iMac AIOs, including the powerful iMac Pro

Apple's new All-in-Ones are equipped with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, Iris Pro integrated graphics, and options for high-res displays and dedicated AMD Radeon GPUs. The iMac Pro, a completely new device, will pack a punch with an 18-core Xeon processor and AMD Vega graphics.
Console-sized but far more powerful, a small form-factor PC opens up many more possibilities for those who can't spare the space for a traditional desktop.

Zotac Magnus puts small form-factor gaming PCs into the spotlight

Hardware manufacturers have listened to the fans (and sales numbers) and are finally taking small form-factor (SFF) gaming PCs seriously.
The Aorus "Gaming Box" is less than half the size of competing external graphics docks. (Source: LaptopMag)

Aorus releases compact eGPU complete with a mini GTX 1070

Gigabyte (via subsidiary Aorus) has released a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock that is specifically designed around miniaturized desktop GPUs. Additionally, the US$599 dock beats the competition by coming with a GTX 1070 pre-installed.
MSI WS63 workstation to be refreshed with unannounced Quadro GPU this July

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI WS63 workstation to be refreshed with unannounced Quadro GPU this July

The Nvidia Max-Q series may not only be for gamers - this same technology could soon come to the Quadro series for mobile workstations.
The X9's design has somewhat changed since it appeared as a concept on display during CES. (Source: Techradar)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Gigabyte introduces new X9 and X5 MD gaming notebooks

Gigabyte has unveiled updates to its Aorus sub-brand of premium gaming notebooks at Computex, including the monstrously powerful X9 as well as updated X5 MD and X7 DT.
Source: MSI

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI debuts monster GT75VR Titan gaming notebook

The GT75VR Titan is a gaming powerhouse with dual GTX 1070s, an unlocked i7-7820HK CPU, and a 4K 120 Hz display that MSI says covers 100% of the AdobeRGB spectrum.
Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review

82% Dell Precision 3520 (i7-7820HQ, M620M) Workstation Review

Rough around the edges. With their Precision 3000 workstation-series, Dell promises lots of performance for comparatively little money. Our review update takes a look at the overall concept and checks for potential issues.
Intel Core i7-7820HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
The XPS 15's design philosophy of a 15-inch laptop in a 14-inch laptop's footprint has put the 14-inch laptop in an awkward place. (Source: Dell)

Opinion: 15 is the new 14

Who doesn't want an extra 1.6 inches? Due to the popularity of small bezels, Editor Douglas Black predicts that 14-inch laptops will lose their niche in the market — at least until there's a breakthrough in heat dissipation.
Gigabyte's new Aero 15 has been received with near universal acclaim. (Source: Gigabyte)

Aero 15 gets firmware fix for keyboard rollover bug

Gigabyte has released a firmware update for their new Aero 15 laptop that fixes a bug preventing certain key combinations from registering. The 1.1.5 update is available through the Gigabyte Fusion application.
MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

81% MSI WE72 7RJ (7700HQ, FHD, M2200) Workstation Review

Workstation with gaming roots. MSI offers mobile workstations based on its gaming laptops for quite a while now. The WE72 is a new 17-inch system, but is the implementation of a professional graphics card sufficient to satisfy demanding customers?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
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Editor's Choice: Our Editors' Current and Favorite Notebooks

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