Items tagged with kaby lake refresh

There has been a lot of talk in recent days about what kind of performance impact that security patches for Meltdown and Spectre would have on overall system performance, with some reports suggesting that some systems could face up to a 30 percent hit. When Intel made its first comments on the matter a week ago, it noted, "for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time." Yesterday, Intel followed up with the following statement: Based on our most recent PC benchmarking, we continue to expect that the performance impact should not be significant for average computer users. This means the typical home and business PC user should not see significant slowdowns... Read more...
Microsoft may have dazzled the masses yesterday with the announcement of the Surface Book 2 family (which is available in two screen sizes the time around), but Hewlett-Packard is aiming squarely at creative professionals with its new ZBook x2. HP bills the device as the "world's most powerful and first detachable PC workstation". If you look at the ZBook x2's specs, you can see why HP has come to this conclusion. At its heart, the ZBook x2 has a 14-inch 4K display, with optional 10-bit HP DreamColor support reaching 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut. The tablet comes with a full-size aluminum LED backlit keyboard that turns it into a fully-fledged laptop. When disconnected from the tablet,... Read more...
Razer's Blade Stealth gaming notebook is receiving a significant upgrade today, and the boost is coming courtesy of Intel's 8th generation Core processors. In this case, the 13.3-inch notebook is packing the Core i7-8550U, which features 4 physical cores capable of executing 8 threads. The Core i7-8550U has a base frequency of 1.8GHz and can Turbo Boost up to 4GHz. The Blade Stealth adds in 16GB of LPDDR4-2133MHz memory as well to help fuel your multitasking and gaming needs. Since you'll likely be spending most of your time staring at the 13.3-inch display, you'll be glad to know that the Blade Stealth retains the gorgeous 3200x1800 (QHD+) IGZO display panel. Other features include Intel HD... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is taking its premium PC lineup to the next level with the introduction of the new Spectre 13 and Spectre x360 13. Both notebooks feature premium materials including a CNC machine aluminum body, available 4K displays and 8th generation Intel Core processors. Starting with the Spectre 13, HP says that this is the world's thinnest touch notebook, and features a 13.3-inch display with micro-edge bezels that is covered in Gorilla Glass for added strength and durability. That display comes standard in Full HD resolution, but if you have the extra cash, we'd recommend upgrading to the 4K option. On the hardware front, buyers can choose from 8th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors... Read more...
Lenovo has a few new convertibles and detachables that it announced today at IFA, including two new Yoga devices and a new addition to the Miix family. Starting with the convertibles, we have the new flagship Yoga 920, which features a 13-inch form-factor. The Yoga 920’s 13.9-inch display can be configured with either a Full HD (1920x1080) or 4K (3840x2160) panel (both IPS touch screens). It’s also the first Yoga device to incorporate Intel’s new eight generation “Kaby Lake Refresh” processors, which provide four cores and eight threads for added productivity muscle. Standard configurations come with 8GB of DDR4 memory, but you can opt for 16GB. PCIe SSDs are standard across the board, available... Read more...
Earlier this morning, Intel announced the first processors in its 8th generation Core family. These mobile processors include Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs with a TDP of 15 watts, and all are quad-core designs capable of executing eight threads. As we expected, the first products based around the processors are coming to light, with Acer taking the plunge with the Nitro 5 Spin. Acer describes the Nitro 5 Spin as a convertible notebook that is “designed for light gaming”, and we don’t disagree with that assessment. At the heart of the convertible is an Intel Core i7-i7-8550U processor, which has a core clock of 1.8GHz and a maximum Turbo clock of 4GHz. Like Intel, Acer is claiming a 40 percent performance... Read more...
The total solar eclipse is scheduled to sweep across the United States later today, but Intel is preempting that momentous event with a new product launch. What we’re witnessing today isn’t the expected release of Coffee Lake, which we have been talking about for months thanks to numerous leaks, but what Intel is calling a “Kaby Lake Refresh”. The new 8th generation mobile processors will cover the four following device classes: Y-Series: fanless, detachable always-connected PCs U-Series: thin and light convertibles and notebooks H-Series: gaming notebooks and mobile workstations S-Series: desktop and all-in-one PCs ranging from value- to performance-driven The first products to arrive will be... Read more...