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Earlier this year, Motorola launched its first flagship in years: the Moto Edge+. The smartphone came packing worthy specs like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G support, and a 90Hz display. The primary hang-up with that smartphone, however, was its $999 price tag. Motorola countered with the standard Moto Edge, which ditches the Snapdragon 865 in favor of the cheaper and slightly slower Snapdragon 765 (while retaining 5G support thanks to the Snapdragon X52 modem). The downgraded specs meant a price cut of $300, taking the Moto Edge to $699. Today, Motorola announced that the Moto Edge will be available even cheaper for a "limited time" for early birds. The smartphone is available... Read more...
Lenovo is a name associated with laptop and desktop computers, but it's expanding its offerings with a new Android-powered smartphone aimed squarely at mobile gamers. The phone is called the Legion Phone Duel and features six customized layout themes to choose from with distinctive design details, colors, and icons. One of those modes is the home mode that allows users to cast or play their games on a connected external TV or computer monitor using a wireless keyboard and mouse, or other wired accessories via a dock. The smartphone features a virtual joystick and dual ultrasonic trigger buttons embedded along with dual vibration engines to provide feedback for more immersion in the game. The... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be announcing our TCL 10 Pro Giveaway winners! We'll also be discussing AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper Pro beast chips, Lenovo's ThinkStation P620 workstation that's powered by those chips, our review of the cool new Death Stranding PC game, a big, fast new line of NVMe SSDs from Kingston and new giveaways going on now and to be announced! Show Notes: 03:51 - AMD Unveils Ryzen Threadripper Pro Processors To Battle Intel Xeon W 11:01 - Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Launches With AMD's New Threadripper Pro 64-Core Workstation CPUs 15:59 - Kingston DC1000M SSD Review: Big, Fast NVMe Storage 22:46 - Death... Read more...
Lenovo is no stranger to using AMD processors in its PCs; after all, the company just launched bodacious ThinkStation P620 workstations powered by AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors. But Lenovo is also extending that partnership with AMD to a few new gaming laptops which have adapted AMD's latest 7nm Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs. Starting things off, we have the new IdeaPad Gaming 3, which is an entry-level laptop sporting a 15.6-inch Full HD display that can be had with an optional 120Hz refresh rate panel. Motivation for the laptop comes from up to a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which can be paired with 32GB of DDR4-3200 memory and up to a 1TB SSD.  Lenovo IdeaPad... Read more...
Lenovo is one of the first hardware makers out of the gate to incorporate AMD's brand-spanking-new Threadripper Pro processors into a new desktop line. Unveiled today, the ThinkStation P620 lays claim to being the world's first professional workstation to be powered by a Threadripper Pro processor, with 64 cores and 128 threads of computing muscle at its disposal. According to Lenovo, not only is the ThinkStation P620 the first workstation to sport a Threadripper Pro chip, it's also the only one. At least for now, anyway—it would be odd if Lenovo scored a long term exclusive deal, but hey, anything is possible we suppose. "Users can achieve reduced render times, more creative iterations,... Read more...
There has been a flood of Tiger Lake leaks over the past several weeks (and months, really), and it does not look like they are slowing down. Case in point, a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop sporting an Intel 11th generation Core i7-1165G7 processor with Xe graphics in tow has made another cameo in the Geekbench database. The Core i7-1165G7 is an unreleased Tiger Lake-U processor for ultrathin and light laptops. It is built on Intel's enhanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process (10nm+) and features four Willow Cove processor cores with HyperThreading support (so eight threads). While specifications may change when the chip actually releases, leaks indicate it runs at a 2.8GHz base clock and a 4.7GHz boost... Read more...
Motorola makes smartphones that run the gamut from cheap entry-level devices, into the mid-range, all the way up into the high-end market with the newly launched Edge+. Now, renders of the company's latest budget smartphone have leaked: the Moto G 5G. As it name implies, the smartphone will pack 5G connectivity, likely from a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. The leaked renders come from Evan Blass, a leaker with an impeccably accurate history when it comes to unreleased smartphones. The renders show the front and back as well as one side of the smartphone, and it looks very good. Notable on the front of the smartphone is that it has a dual hole punch array that is presumably for the selfie camera and... Read more...
For the most part, desktop PCs have been trending towards smaller designs, culminating in things like Intel's diminutive Next Unit of Computing (NUC) and its even tinier Compute Stick. While not quite as compact, Lenovo's new 'ThinkCentre M75n IoT Nano Desktop' is yet another example of a space saving design with modern hardware inside. This one is not powered by Intel, however, and instead rocks an AMD Athlon Silver 3050e processors. This is a "Dali" processor that is built on a 14-nanometer manufacturing process and based on AMD's original Zen CPU architecture. It sports 2 cores and 4 threads, with a 1.4GHz base clock and 2.8GHz max boost clock, along with 4MB of L3 cache. It also features... Read more...
Lenovo has unveiled a new range of multiple workstations that includes the new ThinkPad P series. The range includes the ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P17, ThinkPad P1 Gen 3, and the ThinkPad P15v. All machines are equipped with Intel's new 10th generation Comet Lake-H series mobile processors. The entire ThinkPad P series also features a new Lenovo Ultra Performance Mode that is exclusive to these systems. Lenovo's Ultra Performance Mode allows users to take control of their performance settings -- enabled by default in BIOS -- which relaxes restrictions on acoustics and temperature, allowing the user access to the full potential of the GPU and CPU. These notebooks have an improved thermal design able... Read more...
Back in December, we took a deep dive with Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme. We came away impressed with the machine which was packing a 9th generation Coffee Lake-H processor, GeForce GTX 1650 graphics and a 15.6-inch 4K display.  Lenovo is a company that is always iterating, and now the company is launching the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3, and it's embracing Intel's latest 10th generation Comet Lake-H processors, up to a Core i9 with vPro. Like its predecessor, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 sports a 15.6-inch display, which is available in Full HD or 4K resolutions. For those that have the money to splurge, the high-end option is a 4K OLED touch panel that is... Read more...
Lenovo has big aspirations of competing in the premium smartphone space with its recently introduced Moto Edge+, a high-end handset from top to bottom with a price to match ($1,000). But is ready for prime time? We did not experience any major issues with the Moto Edge+ during our hands-on time with the phone, but it appears there is a display issue affecting some customers. It is not clear how widespread the problem might be—it could be limited to a specific batch of shipments or a wider issue with production and sourcing—but those affected are complaining of various display abnormalities, such as purple spots. Oddly enough, the spots appear after having the phone turned on for a... Read more...
Lenovo has announced that you will soon be able to purchase its Flex 5G convertible, which was first announced back at CES 2020 (as the Yoga 5G). The Flex 5G isn’t just your run of the mill Windows 10 device, however; this one is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx 5G SoC. There aren’t many devices on the market that use the Arm-based Snapdragon 8cx 5G  – the Samsung Galaxy Book S remains perhaps the most well-known of the offerings – but the chip offers respectable performance as long as you don’t require extreme heavy lifting. In other words, don’t think that you’re going to be doing 4K video editing with this machine. In... Read more...
It has been nearly two weeks since Microsoft released the May 2020 Update for Windows 10 the general public, and on my main desktop, I still get a message saying it is not yet available. That is fine by me, because I'd rather Microsoft work the post-release kinks out first. It seems more of them come light by the day, the latest being several known compatibility issues with certain Lenovo laptops. This is exactly why Microsoft is taking a staggered approach to the roll out—it gives Microsoft, its hardware partners, and Windows users at large a chance to spot issues and ultimately correct them before they affect more PCs. Even still, some issues slip past the radar. In other cases, a user... Read more...
Linux got a big boost this week with the announcement that Lenovo is certifying some of its ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs to run the operating system. Windows may be the popular “desktop” operating system around the globe, but Linux has a loyal fanbase and there are plenty of distros available that have made Linux more consumer-friendly over time. With its announcement, all of Lenovo’s mobile and desktop workstations have been certified to work with Ubuntu and Red Hat. And Lenovo isn’t be scattershot about its approach here: every single ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstation is supported. That is incredible commitment from Lenovo which will definitely be applauded... Read more...
Many of us are currently updating our homes and adding items that make our havens more comfortable and convenient. Although the Memorial Day sales have now come and gone, there are still plenty of deals to be had. And with that in mind, the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant is currently on sale at Best Buy for a steal. The Lenovo Smart Clock is currently available for $39.99 USD ($40 off). This is already one of the least expensive Google Assistant-enabled devices on the market, but is now cheaper than ever. The purchase also includes both a free SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscription for 3 months and 90-days free of Pandora Premium for new subscribers. Best Buy also offers... Read more...
Variety is the spice of life. Nobody would be happy with just one flavor of ice cream, a single car, or the monotony of a single video game. Thankfully, we don't live in a world like that, so even premium 2-in-1 laptops come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Today we're going to take a look at Lenovo's Yoga C940 convertible notebook, which is a bit different than some of the other foldable computers we have evaluated over the last few months. You see, the C940 is one of the bigger convertibles around. It's got a full 14-inch display and ample bezels, all of which make it larger than the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 or HP's Elite Dragonfly. There are trade-offs here, to be sure, like a bigger footprint... Read more...
Lenovo has rolled out a new Chromebook called the Chromebook Duet. The machine has a unique two-in-one detachable form factor with a touch-optimized user interface and a 10.1-inch screen. Lenovo's gadget very much looks like a Chromebook version of the Microsoft Surface Go, and it was designed to be very portable with a profile 7.35mm thick in tablet mode and a weight of 920g. The removable ultra-thin keyboard has a trackpad allowing users to stay more productive on the go. Duet's 10.1-inch display has 400 nits of brightness and supports full HD resolution at 1920 x 1200. Internal storage is 128 GB, and buyers get 100 GB of free Google One storage for one year. The MediaTek Helio P60T processor... Read more...
Lenovo announced today that it is spreading AMD Ryzen 4000 love deeper into its laptop range, and has provided us with some availability dates for Ryzen 4000-powered notebooks that it announced earlier this year at CES 2020. Kicking things off is the addition of Ryzen 4000 SKUs to the existing ThinkPad E14 and E15 product families. The current ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with 10th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Ice Lake processors. However, these new AMD-fueled machines will be available with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U processor (2GHz base, 4.1GHz boost) backed by integrated Radeon graphics. ThinkPad E15 The Intel versions of the ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with... Read more...
It’s time for Lenovo’s spring refresh of its gaming laptops and desktops, and the company is going all out with its Legion family. The devices are available in a wide mix of configurations and CPU options (from both AMD and Intel), so let’s get started. Legion 7 Gaming Laptop At the head of the family is the Legion 7 laptop, which comes equipped with a 15.6-inch Full HD display. Gamers will have their choice of either a 144Hz or 240Hz display, each of which have a 500-nit brightness rating and HDR 400 compatibility. The display is backed by NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX discrete GPUs, topping out with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super. On the computing front, the 4.62-pound Legion... Read more...
In an age where flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphones start at $999, and can creep up to $1,399 in Galaxy S20 Ultraform, it's nice to know that some Android OEMs are still focusing on the opposite end of the pricing spectrum. In this case, we're talking about Motorola, which has just debuted its new Moto G8 Power Lite. The Moto G8 Power Lite won't win any speed contests, as it uses a budget-friendly 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. However, not everyone wants to hit insane frame rates in Fortnite or Call of Duty: Mobile, and will be well served with the performance that octa-core Helio P35 offers. There's also 64GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded to 256GB if... Read more...
Lenovo is back again for another round of notebook/convertible refreshes including its popular T-Series and X-Series families. All of the systems are either powered by Intel Comet Lake processors or in some instances, the latest mobile APUs from AMD. In the case of the ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga, Lenovo has trimmed the fat from the laptop and convertible respectively, making them smaller and lighter than their predecessors. Lenovo has also upgraded the available processors with 10th generation Core i5 and Core i7 configurations (up to 6-core/12-thread) with or without vPro. Interestingly, Lenovo is also making the ThinkPad X13 available with AMD's new 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 mobile processors.... Read more...
Even though Mobile World Congress (MWC) ended up being cancelled due to concerns arising from the coronavirus outbreak, companies are apparently still timing product announcements for the when the event would have taken place. Or at least that is true for Lenovo, which unveiled new and refreshed ThinkPad L-series laptops sporting 10th generation Intel Core vPro processors inside. From a marketing standpoint, Lenovo says its refreshed laptops are part of a strategy to deliver "Smarter Technology for All" with enhanced user experiences. As it applies to the L-series, that effort includes the following goodies... Modern Standby offers a smartphone-like always-on, always-connected experience where... Read more...
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