Items tagged with kaby lake

Lenovo is already breaking out its back-to-school laptop lineup and the current school year isn’t even over yet. With that being said, the company has new Flex 5 convertibles in the mix along with new IdeaPad notebooks and the enthusiast-class Legion Y920 gaming notebook. Starting off with the Flex 5, it is available with either a 14-inch or 15.6-inch display. The 14-inch model can be optioned up to FHD (1920x1080) resolution, while the 15-inch model goes all the way up to UHD (3840x2160).  As you might expect, seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processors are along for the ride, and you can equip the convertibles with up to 16GB of RAM. On the graphics front, you get integrated Intel graphics... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an interesting summer. In addition to the ongoing CPU war between AMD and Intel, and a GPU showdown between AMD and NVIDIA, we're going to witness a mobile computing scuffle between Apple and Microsoft. This will take place starting in June when Apple will reportedly introduce upgraded 12-inch MacBook and MacPro laptops with faster processors. Both the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro family are getting bumped up to Kaby Lake, which is Intel's latest processor architecture. As it stands, Apple's 12-inch MacBook and MacBook models feature CPUs based on Intel's previous generation Skylake architecture underneath the hood. By bumping up to Kaby Lake, Apple's laptops will... Read more...
It looks as though Hewlett-Packard has a new 2-in-1 convertible alternative waiting in the wings if you’ve been disappointed with the longish life-cycle of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4. HP today announced the Elite x2 1012 G2, which appears to have many of the feature that Surface Pro 4 owners have been looking for in a replacement device. For starters, the MIL-SPEC tested Elite x2 1012 G2 is available with Kaby Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors, which can be paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM. You can configure up to 512GB of storage via either a M.2 SATA or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (we should mention that the Surface Pro 4 tops out at 1TB). HP, however, doesn’t skimp out on the Gorilla Glass... Read more...
Is it hot in here or is it just your Intel Core i7-7700K? Users have been complaining for months that their 7th Gen Kaby Lake Core i7 processors are experiencing alarming temperature spikes. Intel’s ever so helpful response? Stop overclocking. Intel’s Core i7-7700 and 7700K are both quad-core chips with Hyper-Threading (8 threads total). The 7700 clocks in at 3.6GHz while the 7700K boast 4.2GHz. These processors are aimed at gaming enthusiasts with high performance expectations, and cost between $310-$390 USD.Recently, it has been reported that many customers have noted that the processors are kicking themselves into overdrive and are reaching temperatures of up to 90℃ (194°F). Intel... Read more...
Acer just unveiled their new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 hybrid notebook convertibles. The thin and light devices now pack Intel Kaby Lake processors, a completely fanless cooling system, and Acer Active Pen. Acer claims that various features of the hybrids will also help boost productivity at work, school, and for fun. The Acer Switch 5James Lin, General Manager of Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business for Acer, remarked, “Acer’s Switch line is now able to reach more customers, whether they are looking for something that provides the latest in performance and features, or if they need a more accessible option for studies, work and play.” The Acer Switch 5The Switch... Read more...
Acer is determined to keep gamers entertained with a flurry of new products, and it is targeting mobile-minded gamers with the introduction of the Predator Triton 700 and Predator Helios 300 gaming notebooks, both of which can be equipped with Intel Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics cards. The Predator Triton 700 is perhaps the star of the two, sporting a 0.74-inch thick frame that seems to take direct aim at the Razer Blade family of gaming notebooks. The Predator Triton 700 features an aluminum chassis and a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with G-SYNC. Powering the 5.7-pound machine are Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake Core processors, which can be partnered with... Read more...
If Intel thought that it could coast along when it comes to processor development and its release schedules, AMD’s Ryzen processors have been a rather jolting wakeup call. While not able to topple Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake Core processors in every single benchmark, the Ryzen 7 family in particular provides blistering multi-core performance at extremely attractive price points. Intel has been able to charge premium prices for years because quite frankly, AMD didn’t put up much of a fight for the performance crown. The new Zen architecture changes all of that, so Intel is responding in kind. We reported earlier this month that Intel is pushing up the announcement of its Skylake-X and... Read more...
If you’re a business user that needs high-end workstation-class components in a mobile form-factor, Hewlett-Packard has updated its ZBook family of laptops to deliver best-in-class performance. HP claims that its four new ZBook laptops will be able to empower everyone from filmmakers to artists to engineers. The star of the show is the ZBook Studio, which comes with a 15.6-inch DreamColor 4K UHD display (supports 100 percent of the Adobe RGB gamut), measures just 18mm thick and weighs in at 4.4 pounds. HP also provides plenty of connectivity options for professionals (take note, Apple) with three USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an SDXC reader, GbE and HDMI.ZBook Studio When it comes to... Read more...
Many long time Windows users have not been pleased with Microsoft’s decision to block updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 for systems running current and future generations of processors. Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Ryzen chips are among the first blacklisted casualties of this policy.Microsoft deemed this necessary to improve the deployment cycle of Windows and ease the workload on hardware partners validating their products across multiple generations of Windows. Whether you buy that reasoning or not isn’t for us to decide. The fact of the matter is, Microsoft wants every one of its customers locked into Windows 10.At any rate, some users have decided to take matters into their own hands. Namely,... Read more...
Gaming notebooks are near and dear to our hearts, so our ears definitely perked up with the announcement of two new products coming out from MSI: the GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro Series. Both machines are powered by Intel’s latest seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and have plenty of features targeted at on-the-go gamers. The GP62X has a 15.6-inch 1080p display, while the GP72X has a 17.3-inch 1080p display. The larger display features a 5ms response time and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both notebooks feature a Kaby Lake Core i7 processor paired with a single 16GB stick of memory (systems are upgradeable to 32GB), M.2 NVMe PCIe and 2.5-inch SATA storage options, Killer GbE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth... Read more...
We here at HotHardware love a good gaming PC, and the folks over at Origin PC are doing their best to deliver a gaming notebook that packs quite a bit of punch with a respectable price tag. Meet the EON15-S — a 15.6-inch class notebook that hits all the right notes with a starting price of just $999. The EON15-S’s 15.6-inch IPS panel features a FHD (1920x1080) resolution and is backed by NVIDIA’s entry-level, Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4GB of memory. While the GTX 1050 isn’t capable of pushing 4K graphics at ultra settings like the monster GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti, it should be up to the task of handling eSports titles at the native 1080p resolution. The EON15-S is... Read more...
The Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming straddles the line between mainstream and gaming notebooks. It is offered in a few sizes, including a svelte 14" model, but after getting some hands-on time with the Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming at CES earlier this year, we decided to check the larger laptop out. It sports a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU, along with some fairly high-end internals. Before we dig into the Inspiron 15 7000’s specs, we should point out that this particular system sits at the top of the Inspiron line. The entry-level 3000 series is easy on the budget, while the 5000 series and 7000 series offer improved power and features, but carry higher price... Read more...
We’ve seen plenty of gaming excess over the years when it comes to desktop and notebook systems, but the Acer Predator 21 X definitely comes close to taking first prize when it comes to over-the-top gaming goodness (at least on the mobile side). First announced earlier this year at CES, the Acer is finally shipping the massive 21-inch gaming notebook. The only disappointing aspect, well other than its price, is the display resolution of the machine. Even though the gaming notebook features an expansive 21-inch display, the screen resolution is a somewhat disappointing 2560x1080 instead of 4K. However, when it comes to everything else, the Predator 21 X goes completely bonkers with its specs,... Read more...
Intel’s Kaby Lake family is set to expand again, with the Kaby Lake-G series making an appearance via leaked documentation. Kaby Lake-G will retain a 14nm manufacturing process and will reportedly have a package size of 58.5mm x 31mm. Right off the bat, we can see that this is a marked increase in size compared to the desktop oriented Kaby Lake-S (37.5mm2) and the mobile Kaby Lake-H (42mm x 28mm). According to leaked slides, there will reportedly be 65W and 100W SKUs, each with a quad-core configuration and a separate dedicated GPU on the package that connects via PCI x8. The TDP for both of the Kaby Lake-G processor SKUs are well above the 45W rating of Kaby Lake-H, which makes us wonder what’s... Read more...
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