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Many of today’s consumer-centric laptops, tablets, and convertibles are adorned in sleek aluminum chassis’ that are thin and good looking, but can’t withstand a drop from more than a foot or two without incurring some major damage. For those that need a more robust system that can stand up to abuse, Dell has unveiled its new Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme tablet. Dell claims that it is the world’s most powerful and lightweight tablet in its class, and it has been designed to adhere to MIL-STD-810G/H testing for protection. It is also IP65 rated for dust/dirt and water intrusion when out in the field. The rugged exterior has been proven to protect the tablet from drops of... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is looking to drop the gauntlet in the ultralight business convertible laptop market, and it’s intent to do so with its impressive new EliteBook Dragonfly notebook. HP describes the EliteBook Dragonfly as the world’s lightest device in this category, which is made possible in part due to its CNC-machined magnesium chassis. That strong, yet lightweight material allows the convertible to tip the scales at just 2.2 pounds. The EliteBook Dragonfly has a 13.3-inch display that comes with either a Full HD or 4K UHD resolution. There are actually two Full HD panels available, with the first one offering a 400-nit brightness rating, while the second bumps that up to an even... Read more...
Although we're used to see Lenovo laptops marketed under the ThinkPad and IdeaPad brands, it looks as though the company is introducing a new ThinkBook S family. The notebooks were spotted in China at CITE 2019, and will may eventually be sold in the United States. The new ThinkBook S family will be available in 13.3-inch (S540-13-IWL) or 14.1-inch (S540-14-IWL) display sizes. The notebooks will be available with Intel's 8th generation Whiskey Lake-U processors, with top-end configurations getting the Core i7-8565U. Up to 16GB of RAM can be configured along with up to a 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. If you're not content with the onboard Intel IGP, Lenovo provides an optional AMD Radeon... Read more...
Intel on Tuesday announced a new line of 8th generation Core vPro mobile processors for business laptops and, to an extent, portable workstations. The launch comes just one week after rival AMD rolled out new Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile processors for the same segments, underscoring the competitive landscape that exists between the two companies. The new chips from Intel are based on the company's Whiskey Lake architecture. Whiskey Lake is built on the same 14-nanometer++ manufacturing process as Coffee Lake and is the third 14nm Skylake process refinement, after Kaby Lake Refresh and Coffee Lake. We already saw Intel launch a batch of 8th generation Core processors based on Whiskey Lake... Read more...
Huawei is perhaps best known as the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Chinese company recently surpassed Apple's marketshare despite difficulties cracking the U.S. market. The company has enjoyed strong demand for their products internationally, thanks to competitive pricing and premium designs. We have previously reviewed Huawei's MateBook X Pro and Matebook D notebooks and found both to be solid values and worthy of recommendation.  At CES this year, Huawei introduced its newest ultrabook, the Matebook 13. We took it for a spin to see how it compares to Huawei's other offerings, and the competition. The MateBook 13 comes standard with a Intel Core i5-8265U clocked... Read more...
Razer's Blade Stealth ultraportable is getting a big upgrade, and we must say that it's looking pretty good. The notebook has gotten a chassis redesign with smaller bezels to the left and right of the 13.3-inch Micro Edge display. Those bezels now measure 4.9mm thin, although you will still find a larger bezel at the top of the display (which is also home to an IR camera that supports Windows Hello) and an absolutely massive bezel below the display. With that being said, customers can opt for a Full HD matte display (100% sRGB color space) or a 4K panel (also 100% sRGB). When it comes to graphics power, this is the first time that Razer is giving the Blade Stealth the power of discrete graphics.... Read more...
When it comes to the ultra-portable market, it's quite easy to find 13-inch notebooks that weigh in at less than three pounds. They're seemingly a dime a dozen, with Apple having most recently launched its all-new 13-inch MacBook Air weighing in at 2.75 pounds. But sub-3-pound notebooks are mere child's play for LG.  The company's upcoming Gram notebook just leaked via Best Buy, and it manages to include a massive 17-inch display within a chassis that weighs less than 3 pounds. Yes, you just read that correctly. According to the listed specs, the 17-inch Gram weighs in at a feathery -- for its class -- 2.95 pounds and is just 0.7-inches thick. Despite its lightweight design, LG... Read more...
Rumblings started back in June that Microsoft had some new hardware planned for 2019. Some were surprised when Microsoft sent out invites earlier this month to a hardware event that is suggested to be for the unveiling of new Surface hardware. One of the devices expected at that hardware event scheduled for October 2 is the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2. Ahead of that event, a slew of images has leaked that claim to be of the new laptop in its various colors. The colors seen in the images include a new black laptop that reportedly replaces the Graphite Gold version offered last year. Other colors include Cobalt Blue, Burgundy, and Platinum. As for hardware expected in the machine the same screen... Read more...
Intel is launching a new wave of 8th generation Core processors for thin-and-light notebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles that fall in the U-Series and Y-Series processor families. At their core, the Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y processors are fundamentally architecturally identical to Kaby Lake Refresh processors. That means that these processors are still built on 14nm process technology -- Intel won't be making a shift to 10nm for its consumer processors until late 2019. You can see the chart below for the new lineup of Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-U parts; Intel has mainly focused on increasing boost clocks, which should help single-threaded performance across-the-board: We were... Read more...
Intel stated at Computex last month that it would be rolling out two new 8th Generation Core processor families for mobile devices this fall: Whiskey Lake-U and Amber Lake-Y. Beyond the codenames, however, Intel was short on details. In the absence of official specs, the web is picking up the slack with a couple of leaks that detail two of Intel's upcoming Whiskey Lake-U processors. i5-8265U, i7-8565U WhiskeyLake Uhttps://t.co/EZlN1BBOy8https://t.co/9agwyYsJ8v — TUM APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) July 3, 2018 They include the Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U. Tom Apisak, a reliable leaker of benchmarking data, highlighted the upcoming chips on Twitter with links to images hosted on Imgur. Those images... Read more...