Intel beats AMD in notebook graphics
Published in PC Hardware
Sunday, 26 May 2019 16:52

Intel beats AMD in notebook graphics


Computex 19: Hell froze over

Intel is serious about getting back on track and competing in every single sector of the market and managed to beat the best of AMD notebook offering in graphics. The Gen 11 graphics inside  Ice Lake-U 10nm notebooks that are scheduled to ship in holiday season 2019 beat the AMD Picasso 12nm Ryzen 7 3700U in 25W in graphics.

ARM notebook future leans on 5G
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 17 August 2018 14:02

ARM notebook future leans on 5G


Always connected at 7nm and 5nm

ARM has already shared with the press and analyst that the company expects to ship Cortex A76 based products in both 10 and 7nm in late 2018/early 2019, but now it has disclosed a few more details about its 7nm Deimos and 7/5nm Hercules parts.

Global notebook sales increase
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 12:17

Global notebook sales increase


At least a bit

Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and decided that notebook sales have slightly increased.

AMD has great quarter but margins low
Published in PC Hardware
Sunday, 29 July 2018 09:02

AMD has great quarter but margins low


No notebooks and slim EPYC

AMD got mostly positive comments on its financial performance in Q2 18, and it did a great job having the highest quarter in five years. The logic behind this data is that AMD had more than five years of very weak product portfolio to sell especially in desktop/data center and since early 2017 they finally have Ryzen on desktop and EPYC on the data center side.  

Dell and HP advertise Intel Optane as "memory"
Published in News


Could cause confusion among customers

It appears that both Dell and HP have been caught advertising Intel's Optane SSD as "memory", or rather precisely, together with RAM, despite the fact that Optane SSDs clearly belong with storage as an addition to the HDD.

ARM announces Cortex A76 for 7nm
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:07

ARM announces Cortex A76 for 7nm


Laptop class performance in 2019

Before we even start, we want to make clear that Cortex A76 - the successor of the flagship A75 today - is targeting both phones and laptops with a big focus and four times improvement in ML and AI performance.

Alienware 15 and 17 notebooks get Coffee Lake update
Published in AI


Up to Core i9-8950HK and new G-Sync and non-G-Sync panels

Following the launch of Intel's 8th generation Core Coffee Lake CPUs, Alienware has updated its top Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 notebooks with new CPUs.

Acer Swift 3 with Mobile Ryzen spotted
Published in AI
Thursday, 21 December 2017 17:12

Acer Swift 3 with Mobile Ryzen spotted


15.6-incher with both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7

Following the earlier announcement, Acer has now put its Mobile Ryzen-equipped Swift 3 notebook online, suggesting these should be available soon.

Key loggers installed on HP machines
Published in AI
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:26

Key loggers installed on HP machines


On hundreds of models

Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models.

Asus Strix Gaming notebook with Ryzen 7 CPU now available
Published in AI


17.3-inch ROG Strix GL702ZC with Ryzen 7 1700 and RX 580 GPU

While it was already leaked earlier, Asus' ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming notebook with a desktop Ryzen 7 1700 CPU has now become available for US $1,499.