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Lenovo is beefing up its reliable ThinkPad E Series notebooks with a late summer/early fall refresh. The ThinkPad E Series is aimed at the bread and butter of the business notebook sector and is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch form-factors. This time around, Lenovo has four base configurations for the E-Series, with the E460 (14-inch) and E560 (15.6-inch) models both featuring Intel power. Base configurations start with a Celeron 3855U processor, but businesses that have enough coin can spring for a speedy Core i7 6500U processor. There are also numerous graphics options to appease every... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines have remained a watermark for which the majority of notebook manufacturers aspire to, whether it's enthusiast gaming companies like Razer with their Blade, or mainstream vendors like Dell via their outstanding XPS 13. Enter Asus. They've utilized their ZenBook line to satisfy a wide range of demographics and price points, but their UX501 -- with its "Pro" designation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m GPU, and 4K touchscreen display -- is a Zenbook aspiring to meet and exceed Apple's flagship notebook, and look stunning while doing it. ... Read more...
Although working at a publication like HotHardware often involves tight deadlines and countless hours of benchmarking, product photography, and writing, plenty of fun activities get thrown into the mix as well. Case in point--I came home from the Intel Developers Forum this past week to a pair of boxes that were begging to be torn open in an unboxing video. So, I that’s what I did. And what I found inside the boxes is the kind of stuff tech-enthusiasts drool over. Not only was there some killer hardware to ogle, but it was presented in a very unique way...check this out... If you stay on top of... Read more...
There’s an old saying that goes something like “people do business with people they like.” If any shred of that adage is true, then Intel’s soon exiting PR Manager, Dan Snyder, has it “going on,” so to speak, on a number of levels. Dan has the privilege and good fortune to work for one of the most capable and powerful semiconductor manufacturers on the planet. With that power and capability comes a lot of attention and focus. Almost justifiably so, Dan could have been very hard to approach, tougher to access and even more difficult perhaps to relate to. Why? Because he works for Intel, a company... Read more...
Overclocking and gaming have been major focuses at this year’s Intel Developers Forum. Intel even took the opportunity to break an overclocking record with a super-cooled Core i7-6700K-based system during a gaming-related session, which we covered here.At that session, there were a number of awesome, modded systems on the stage that didn’t get much attention. The systems were so gorgeous, though, we thought we’d give them some coverage for the geek-porn factor alone.          We don’t have details on the systems, but we’re sure build logs are available... Read more...
Intel has been discussing gaming and overclocking quite a bit at this year’s Intel Developers Forum, in large part because its latest 6th Generation Core processors, formerly codenamed Skylake, are such good overclockers.Oh, and apologies for the clickbait headline. We couldn’t resist. Hey, at least you're not looking at our coverage on "how to get ripped."Not only have the early Skylake-based processors currently in the wild hit relatively high frequencies already, but they are more flexible overclockers than previous-gen products as well. Unlike every Intel processor since Sandy Bridge was released,... Read more...
Intel is still keeping a number of details regarding its complete Skylake microarchitecture and product line-up under wraps for a few more weeks, but at a public session at IDF, some of the key technologies and design updates introduced with Skylake were discussed.During the session, Julius Mandelblat, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel, talked about changes to the CPU core in Skylake, along with some improvements made to the interconnects and memory interface, power and thermal characteristics, and platform level enhancements. Performance wasn’t discussed in detail, however; we’ve already tested... Read more...
After a Rube Goldberg machine did its thing and launched a few drones into the air above the crowd at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage to kick off the Intel Developers Forum with an opening keynote address."I", "D", "F" Bubble-Drones Hovering Over The CrowdDuring his keynote, Krzanich outlined three assumptions Intel is making about the future of computing. The three assumptions include the “sensification” of computing, which is a fancy way of saying computers will continue to use the senses sight, sound, and touch. The second assumption is that more... Read more...
If you were planning a new PC build within the past several months, the phrase you might have heard over and over again was "wait for Skylake." Well, Skylake is here, and the new architecture comprises Intel's 6th generation Core line of CPUs. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out our review of Intel's Core i7-6700K processor and Z170 chipset. Straight to the point, the Core i7-6700K is Intel's fastest quad-core desktop processor to date. However, one thing we didn't go too in-depth with is the integrated graphics, and that's because Intel kept a tight lid on the underlying... Read more...
In case you haven't been following the news surrounding Intel's Skylake launch, be advised that the chip maker is not bundling a cooling solution with its recently announced Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K processors, both of which are unlocked parts. However, Intel will sell a retail heatsink and fan combination separately, and it looks to be a rather decent one. We can sense your skepticism, and truth be told, we don't blame you. It's not as though Intel's previous stock cooling solutions have been anything to get excited over -- while sufficient, Intel's bundled coolers typically fall way behind... Read more...
HotHardware Summer Sweepstakes Winners: Win An Intel NUC Or Compute Stick SystemTo help kick off the summer season, we partnered with Intel to offer up a couple of small form factor systems to a pair of lucky readers. Our friends at Intel offered up a couple of systems this time around--one of their slick NUC Core i7-based NUC5i7RYH systems, along with a quad-core Bay Trail-based Intel Compute Stick.Well, we've finally been through all of the entries and have selected the winners! Without further delay, they are...Blackhawk8100 - The Compute Stick!Matt McCutcheon - The... Read more...
When you think about what constitutes a "mobile workstation," several things come to mind. Things like ISV certification, long battery life, professional graphics (NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro), and sometimes a rugged design. But what about the processor? Intel's Xeon chips have been powering workstations for a long time, and for the first time, Intel will offer Xeon processor options for laptops. These CPUs will be part of the Xeon E3-1500M v5 family based on Intel's recently launched 14nm Skylake architecture. They'll deliver high precision computing horsepower in notebook form factors and sport... Read more...
Several months after first introducing the SSD 750 series of solid-state drives, Intel is touting its first addition to the line: an 800GB Intel SSD 750 that hits a sweet spot between the two original models. Until now, anyone who wanted storage with the sheer speed of the 750 series had to choose between a 400GB drive and a 1.2TB behemoth. The 800GB SSD 750 has many of the same physical characteristics as the other drives, but differs a bit when it comes to performance. From a durability standpoint, the hard drive is as tough as the others, offering the same endurance rating (70GB writes per day)... Read more...
There have been many juicy bits of info to come out of this year's Black Hat conference, including hacking into autos, Macs that suffer a Thunderbolt bug, Microsoft boosting its bug bounty, and yet more vulnerabilities relating to Android. But wait - there's more! According to Christopher Domas, a researcher for Battelle Memorial Institute, all of Intel's (and possibly AMD's, and with the exception of its absolute latest) x86-based processors dating back to 1997 are vulnerable to an exploit that could grant someone access to the lowest-level firmware in a PC. The exact target is System Management... Read more...
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