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The ink is barely dry on the release announcement for the Surface Laptop 3, but Microsoft is already piling on the discounts for the ultra-portable. In this case, Microsoft is providing a big discount on the 256GB SKU of the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3. The Surface Laptop 3 typically starts at $999 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The next step up includes a 256GB SSD and is priced at $1,299. However, with this latest discount, Microsoft is knocking $300 off the price, making the 256GB version the same price as the entry-level model. The discount applies to all five available colors: Sandstone, Black, Cobalt Blue (w/Alcantara palm rest), Platinum, and Platinum (w/Alcantara palm rest). Microsoft's... Read more...
Experiencing strong demand for your products isn't inherently a bad thing, as we're certain that most high-volume companies would love to see products flying off the shelves while the revenue comes pouring in. However, it can become a big problem when your manufacturing capacity can't keep up with that insatiable demand, and that as we've reported on numerous occasions, is the problem that Intel is facing at the moment with its popular Core and Xeon processor lines. Intel's switchover to the 10nm hasn't exactly been a smooth process, and it has limited capacity to produce Ice Lake parts at the moment. The fact that it can't fully commit to 10nm is exacerbated by the fact that the overwhelming... Read more...
Intel kicked off volume shipments over its 10th generation 10nm Ice Lake processors for the consumer laptop market during Q3, and it looks as though roughly a year's time will elapse before we see Ice Lake-based designs arrive for the workstation and server markets (i.e. Xeon processors). A presentation slide taken from an ASUS IoT seminar gives us a glimpse at what Intel has in store with these Ice Lake-SP processors. For starters, the processors will be paired with the Whitley chipset and will use Socket P+ in 2S configurations. Intel is planning to make Ice Lake-SP available in up to 38-core/76-thread configurations (per socket) with a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 270 watts. Other features... Read more...
When it comes to 7nm chip production, TSMC has been on the bleeding edge of technological development. TSMC is the leading producer of 7nm designs for a number of leading tech giants like Qualcomm, AMD, and Apple (among others). While the company is well on its way to sampling 5nm parts to customers, it is also laying the groundwork for 3nm production in the near future. TSMC 3nm And 5nm Process Nodes The Electronic Times is reporting that TSMC has just begun construction on its next-generation 3nm fab. The manufacturing line is allegedly being constructed on 74 acres of land within the Southern Taiwan Science and Technology Park. TSMC reportedly has $19.5 billion at... Read more...
Dell's XPS family of premium laptops has long been synonymous with excellent performance and build quality. In particular, the XPS 13 lineup has included some of the most highly awarded ultraportable PCs on the market today. Today, we have Dell's latest XPS 13 on hand: model 7390, which is a 2-in-1 model with a 360 degree hinge and a 13.3-inch multi-touch IPS display that converts what looks like an otherwise-traditional laptop into a tablet. Perhaps more importantly, this is the first retail notebook we've gotten our mitts on with Intel's 10nm CPUs, codenamed Ice Lake, in tow. In fact, Dell says this is the first notebook shipped to market with an Ice Lake processor inside. Anticipation... Read more...
It's no secret that Intel has a lot riding on its "Ice Lake" 10th generation Core CPUs manufactured on its 10-nanometer fabrication process. The chipmaker got by on squeezing more power and efficiency out of its 14-nm node for what seemed like an eternity, but we're talking about a mobile sector that relentlessly demands more performance and longer battery life. This oft-delayed Intel process node promises to reduce power consumption and increase performance by a wide margin over the Kaby Lake Refresh processors that previously served as the brains for thin and light PCs. Dell's XPS 13 2-In-1 Gets Ice Lake Engine Under The Hood One of the first Ice Lake systems available at retail is Dell's XPS... Read more...
Microsoft held its yearly Surface event today in New York City, and the company is living up to the hype that has been building leaving up to the big unveil. There have been plenty of rumors swirling around the devices, and those reports have largely turned out to be accurate as we're staring at the Surface Laptop 3. The Surface Laptop 3 is available in two screen sizes: 13-inches and 15-inches (as previously reported). This is the first time that the larger 15-inch form-factor has been available for the Surface Laptop product line, and gives users who want a bit more screen real estate a new alternative.  Under the hood, it has been confirmed that the 13-inch model is using quad-core... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its popular Spectre x360 13 with a number of critical upgrades that make it an even more compelling mobile warrior for professionals. Perhaps the biggest change comes with respect to the device's chassis, which has nipped and tucked to the max. HP has managed to shrink the Spectre x360 13 by 13 percent compared to its 2018 counterpart, mainly due to changes that have been made around the display. Last year's model had a screen-to-body ratio of 78 percent compared to 90 recent for this new 2019 edition, which explains the reduction in exterior dimensions for the convertible. With its new, tidier dimensions, the Spectre x360 13 now weighs in at an impressive 2.8 pounds.... Read more...
Intel promised we would soon see a bunch of laptops touting its recently launched 10th generation "Ice Lake" processor family, and true to its word, they are starting to show up. The latest crop comes from Lenovo. The company is refreshing its premium Yoga laptops and convertibles with Intel's newest processors. The Yoga family falls under the Project Athena banner, which is an effort by Intel to foster advanced laptop designs that meet certain criteria. "Today, Lenovo is unveiling what’s possible through collaboration in a new class of industry-leading laptops, engineered with Intel as part of its innovation program codenamed Project Athena , to be amongst the thinnest, lightest, and most... Read more...
After a lengthy delay, the first systems powered by Intel's 10nm Ice Lake processors are finally shipping. The processors promise some significant boosts in performance along with a new Gen 11 graphics architecture that offers more features and much better performance than any of Intel's previous-gen integrated graphics solutions. Needless to say, Intel has been facing some significant pressure on the desktop side of things -- especially with the recent launch of Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 processors -- but the company is more than confident in its ability to dominate AMD in the mobile sector. And with Ice Lake, Intel hopes to widen its lead against the current crop of 12nm Ryzen 3000... Read more...
Intel is pushing out a new graphics driver with support for integer scaling, a feature that could come in handy when playing retro video games. Appropriately enough, Intel is calling the feature "Retro Scaling" in its Graphics Command Center utility. This is intended to make classic (read: old) PC games render better on today's higher resolution displays. "We're listening to our community. You wanted a way to experience pixel-art games at their best so we created Retro Scaling. Enhance the latest indie releases and timeless classics so they look their best on modern HD displays," Intel explains. At its best, Retro Scaling can take a blurry or fuzzy image and restore the graphics to their pixelated... Read more...
Like just about every other major technology firm, Intel sees a lot of promise in artificial intelligence, and is making investments in the category. That is on display today at the Hot Chips conference, where Intel unveiled the first two processors comprising its Nervana Neural Network (NNP) line, including one for training (NNP-T) and one for inference (NNP-I). Dubbed "Spring Crest," Intel built its Nervana NNP-T from the ground up to train deep learning models at scale. It is designed to prioritize training networks as quickly as possible, and do it within a given power budget, Intel says. The chip is also designed with flexibility in mind, to offer a balance between compute, communication,... Read more...
Earlier this summer, Intel released a new family of 10th Generation laptop processors based on its 10nm Ice Lake architecture. Those processors top out with 4-core/8-thread CPUs with TDPs ranging from 9W to 28W. Ice Lake was a long time coming, but it shows us a clear path forward with Intel’s arsenal to combat a resurgent AMD with its Zen 2-based processors. Today, Intel is expanding its 10th Gen processor lineup with Comet Lake-based processors. Unlike Ice Lake, however, these new Comet Lake processors continue to be based on existing 14nm++ process technology. A total of 8 processors have been announced covering both Y-Series (as low as 4.5W for fanless designs or as high as... Read more...
A week ago, we were able to give you a quick look at the performance of Intel's new 10th generation Core processors based on the 10nm process node. These processors have been a long time coming, as Intel has been overly reliant on its 14nm process node as it worked to overcome engineering challenges at 10nm. Now, one of the first machines packing these new Ice Lake-based processors is available to purchase, and it comes from Dell. The XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390) was first announced back at Computex, and represents a huge step up in performance compared to its predecessor.  Base systems come with the Core i3-1005G1, which is a dual-core, quad-thread processor with a base clock... Read more...
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