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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 Siri to work even when the devices are completely shut off.
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 Intel to ship its 8th generation H-series processors.
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 the graphics side, professional designers can choose between Nvidia's Quadro P3000 and P4000 GPUs, both with Max-Q specs.
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 desktops and laptops. ADATA also provides 128 GB, 256 GB and 1 TB variants.
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, which will officially launch on November 2, is well poised to take the AMD Vega 56 head on.
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 processors, consuming 15 MW in full load.
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.
HP ZBook Studio G4 (Xeon, Quadro M1200, DreamColor) Workstation Review

86% HP ZBook Studio G4 (Xeon, Quadro M1200, DreamColor) Workstation Review

Criticism accepted. HP does not touch the chassis of the ZBook Studio G4 and focuses on the internals. Our test model shows this was a good decision. The DreamColor display is also very good, and both the temperature as well as noise development are better than before. But you should not expect long battery runtimes.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M1200 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Ubuntu Linux 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" (Source: Canonical)

Ubuntu Linux 17.10 now available with GNOME 3 as default desktop interface

The new Ubuntu Linux 17.10 release is nicknamed "Artful Aardvark" and comes with the latest version of GNOME as the default desktop, thus dropping Canonical's Unity graphical shell.
A look back at 25 years of ThinkPad notebooks: Part 3 - The 2010s and modernization under Lenovo

A look back at 25 years of ThinkPad notebooks: Part 3 - The 2010s and modernization under Lenovo

Our third part in the series about the history of the ThinkPad notebook brings us up to the present. In the years after 2010 and all the way to 2017, Lenovo has brought big changes and modernization to the ThinkPads. This also included making some controversial decisions, which we will be taking a close look at.
There's also an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro coming later this year. (Source: Apple)

Apple's upcoming iMac Pro with 10-core custom Intel Xeon CPU surfaces on GeekBench

The 10-core Xeon CPU is more than 50% faster than the 8-core model when it comes to multi-core performance tests. Apple will also launch an 18-core/36-thread iMac in December this year.
HP ZBook x2 convertible coming December 2017 (Source: HP)

HP ZBook x2 convertible tablet coming in December

The HP ZBook x2 is now official and should hit the market in December as the world's most powerful detachable PC. It features a quad-core Intel Core Kaby Lake-R processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and starts at US$1,749.
Worldwide PC market has stabilized as of Q3 2017 (Source: IDC)

HP and Lenovo make up almost half of all PCs shipped worldwide

Q3 2017 market data reveals a largely stable PC market with Asus suffering the most losses out of the big 5 makers.
Custom Core i7-8700K with der8auer and Caseking logos. (Source:

Chips with silver linings — Caseking and der8auer stock up on custom Core i7-8700K CPUs

Famed overclocked 'der8auer' and his employer, seem to have a lot of Intel's latest 'Coffee Lake-S' Core i7-8700K chips in stock at a time when most e-retailers are facing a drought of these new monsters. These chips have been de-lidded and binned, and for the top most variants, the stock heat spreader has been given a silver touch.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

October 2017 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
The Clevo P870TM (Source: Clevo)

Ditch the desktop: Clevo debuts the world's first gaming notebooks powered by Intel 'Coffee Lake-S' 95W CPUs

Clevo has announced the availability of new laptops powered the latest Intel 'Coffee Lake-S' CPUs. Initial benchmarks of the Core i7-8700K found in the highest end P870TM notebook shows up to a 45% increase in multi-threaded performance when compared to the previous generation 'Kaby Lake-S' Core i7-7700K. The new Clevos also feature enhanced audio processing...
HP ZBook 15 G4 (Xeon, Quadro M2200, Full-HD) Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G4 (Xeon, Quadro M2200, Full-HD) Workstation Review

More is always better. The HP ZBook enters its fourth round in the laptop marketplace, this time flaunting even more performance power. Genuine updates or innovations are nowhere to be found. Even so, the manufacturer demonstrates what a true mobile workstation looks like.
Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

81% HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

Ultrabook or workstation. The ZBook 15u G4 is a mobile workstation made by HP that - while cheaper than its brethren - still manages to meet the ZBook’s high quality standards. Unfortunately, the light and thin workstation also comes with lower performance hardware. Find out whether or not the concept works as expected in our extensive review.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD FirePro W4190M | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Gigabyte hopes to release at least 4 custom cards based on AMD's RX Vega 64 GPU. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Gigabyte WILL release custom RX Vega 64 cards in late October, other AIBs to shortly follow suit.

Gigabyte hopes to release custom Vega 64 cards in the later half of October. This is somewhat of a relief to AMD fans in anticipation of custom graphics cards from AMD's Add-in-Board (AIB) partners, who claim to have issues with Vega chips preventing them from creating custom cards.
Zen 2 cores are set to arrive in 2019. (Source: Informatica Cero)

Rumor | Leaked slides reveal AMD's 2-year roadmap, 'Raven Ridge' delayed till 2018

Leaked slides reveal AMD's plans for client CPU and GPU offerings in 2018 and 2019. Towards the end of 2018, we will likely see more information regarding Zen 2 and Vega 20. The slides also reveal an increased performance of Ryzen 5 Pro Mobile compared to the Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 CPU.
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 AOC AG322QCX is an 1800R curved panel. (Source: AOC)

AOC unveils the AGON QHD curved gaming monitor with support for AMD FreeSync

AOC has announced the launch of the AG322QCX — a curved 32-inch QHD gaming monitor with support for AMD FreeSync. The AG322QCX targets the enthusiast gamer segment and features technologies that reduce eye fatigue.
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.

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