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There's been plenty of doom and gloom surrounding PC shipments over the past few years, with many consumers and business opting to not upgrade their hardware on a regular basis. However, new numbers that are in from research firm Gartner suggests that PC sales actually saw a slight uptick for Q3 2019 compared to the year-ago period, continuing a trend we saw during the second quarter. According to Garner's figures, shipments actually increased by 1.1 percent during Q3 to 68.1 million units. This compares to 67.4 million units during Q3 2018. What's interesting is that there were a number of factors at play that could have had a negative impact on the quarterly numbers: namely warning signs... Read more...
While AMD has been garnering a lot of attention in the mainstream processor market with third-generation desktop Ryzen processors, and is building anticipation for third-generation Ryzen Threadripper parts, the company has been relatively silent with regards to the professional market. That changes today with the announcement of a new line of Ryzen 3000 Pro processors aimed squarely at business customers. Like the already announced Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, the Ryzen 3000 Pro family is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. At this time, there are three new Zen 2 processors that have been announced: Ryzen 5 Pro 3600, Ryzen 7 Pro 3700, and Ryzen 9 Pro 3900. All three processors have... 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...
Lenovo is filling out its consumer PC lineup with some updated models today, including a notebook with Intel’s latest 10th generation Core processors. The company has announced a new 13-inch notebook, two new all-one-PCs, and a new gaming monitor. First on the docket is the IdeaPad S540, which features a 13-inch QHD (2560x1600) display rated at 300 nits. Lenovo is giving customers a choice of AMD Ryzen 7 processors or Intel's new 10th generation Core processor (Comet Lake) up to a hex-core Core i7-10710U. For systems equipped with Intel processors, you can either opt for the integrated Intel graphics or an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU. Memory configurations top out at 16GB,... Read more...
Lenovo has tossed several new notebook computers onto the market, and the new ThinkPad T490 is among them. This machine can be fitted with up to 10th gen Intel Core i7 processors. The T490 is a relatively svelte machine measuring in at just 17.9mm thick, and with a starting weight of 3.2 pounds. Buyers can choose from several display types including a 500 nit, WQHD Dolby Vision screen or a 400 nit FHD display. The integrated audio system includes Dolby Premium up-firing speakers, and the notebook has dual far-field microphones to improve conferencing audio. The large battery delivers up to 15 hours of productivity, and Rapid Charge tech allows it to deliver 80% capacity with an hour charge. The... Read more...
New year, new ThinkPad X1 Carbon—it's easy to think that yearly laptop iterations would be mundane. However, today we're looking at one of our most heavily-awarded line of laptops here at HotHardware, so expectations run high. Last year's Lenovo flagship really impressed us, with power under the hood combined with its well-designed and lightweight body, impressive 2560x1440 Dolby HDR IPS display, and great battery life. That model earned an Editor's Choice award and still stands tall as one of our favorite business-oriented ultraportables. How could the 2019 variant be made even better?  To start with, this year's model is thinner, lighter, has even more powerful hardware... Read more...
Is your Bluetooth connection secure? Researchers recently discovered a Bluetooth vulnerability that could allow hackers to intercept and manipulate a user’s communications. The researchers tested and found seventeen vulnerable Bluetooth chips in devices from companies such as Intel, Apple, Lenovo, and Qualcomm. The findings were presented at the USENIX Security Symposium by researchers from the Center for IT-Security, Privacy and Accountability (CISPA). The vulnerability has been nicknamed “Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth” or “KNOB”. Every time two Bluetooth devices establish a connection, they also create a new encryption key. Unfortunately, not every device has a... Read more...
AMD shook up the processor market with its 14nm Zen architecture, which first debuted in 2017. It followed up with the 12nm Zen+ refresh in 2018, and we were introduced to 7nm Zen 2 in early July with the launch of the consumer-centric Ryzen 3000 processor family. While Ryzen processors have been a noticeable thorn in Intel’s side on the consumer side of the equation, the first-generation EPYC server processors have also been making inroads against the well-entrenched Intel Xeons in the enterprise market. With that in mind, AMD tonight is officially launching its second-generation “Rome” EPYC 7002 processor family that is based on Zen 2. These new EPYC processors share... Read more...
Lenovo is turning its attention to its mobile workstation family, specifically its ThinkPad P Series which are getting upgraded with more potent processors and onboard graphics. Kicking things off are the ThinkPad P53, which is being billed as the world’s most powerful 15-inch class mobile workstation, and the ThinkPad P73, its 17-inch counterpart. Both are powered by up to 9th generation Intel Core i9 or Xeon octa-core processors and can be equipped with up to 128GB of DDR4 memory via four SODIMM slots. Since Lenovo knows that mobile pros often need a lot of graphics muscle on-the-go, both systems can be optioned with up to a NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 discrete graphics card. ThinkPad... Read more...
Humans have been dreaming up machines that take care of everyday household tasks since the Industrial Revolution. Smart home devices of various types have existed for several decades, but have become increasingly popular over the last few years as they have become more powerful, intelligent, and connected. Many consumers are now able to do everything from preheating their ovens to checking up on their home security cameras, with a simple tap on their smart device. Lenovo started to inch its way into the smart home market last year. The Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant was released in 2018. It was one of the first Google Assistant-enabled display devices to hit the market. The device... Read more...
It's been a while since we've talked about Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx platform for Windows 10 PCs. Like the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 850 that came before it, the 7nm Snapdragon 8cx is a rather peculiar platform in that it is based on ARM architecture rather than an Intel- or AMD-based x86-64 platform. Today, we're witnessing the announcement of the world's very first 5G-enabled PC, and it of course comes packing the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. It's Lenovo’s Project Limitless and it takes the form of a 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 PC. Lenovo Project Limitless Looking at the device, it seems like a pretty standard-fare convertible design that would fit neatly... Read more...
Motorola is expanding its smartphone family once again, this time with the announcement of the One Vision. As its name implies, this smartphone is running Google's pared down Android One operating system. The One Vision breaks away from the design themes that we've seen from previous "One" smartphones and does away with the centrally-mounted display notch. Instead, the smartphone uses a single punch hole “CinemaVision” display, similar to what you'd see on the Samsung Galaxy S10e. That cutout houses a 25-megapixel selfie camera if you’re into that sort of thing. Speaking of the CinemaVision display, it measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a 21:9 aspect ratio. As for the resolution,... Read more...
Smartphones with foldable displays seem to be all the rage these days buoyed by innovative smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold (which has run into its share of problems even before its official release) and the Huawei Mate X. However, the foldable display craze is about to hit the PC sector as well, and Lenovo will be among the first to jump on the bandwagon. The company announced tonight that it is currently developing the "world's first foldable PC" and that it will actually be released to the market next year. Lenovo isn't being specific about an exact launch date, so it's simply sticking with 2020 for now. And although Lenovo hasn't announced an official name... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you news of Lenovo's new second-generation ThinkPad X1 Extreme and the all-new ThinkBook S family of laptops. However, Lenovo also had another new device on hand to unveil: the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano. The ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano is being billed as the world's smallest commercial desktop PC, as it measures just 7.04 x 3.46 x 0.86 inches and weighs in a relatively lightweight 1.1 pounds while taking up a volume of 0.35-liters. Despite its compact dimensions, Lenovo is fitting the system with some pretty beefy hardware including 8th generation Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors -- with and without vPro technology. Likewise, Lenovo isn't skimping... Read more...
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