Intel’s Comet Lake Meets Optical Drive in ASUS X545FA Laptop

The rise of software distribution over the Internet and content streaming services have greatly reduced the value of optical disc drives for the average consumer. At the same time...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

First with Snapdragon 865: ZTE Unveils Axon 10s Pro w/ 5G, 6.47-Inch AMOLED, 12 GB LPDDR5

ZTE has announced the industry’s first handset powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, which will be powering the majority of high-end Android smartphones this year. As expected, the...

36 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

Silicon Power Unveils Stream S07 External Hard Drives: Up to 8 TB

Silicon Power has revealed a new series of consumer-oriented 3.5-inch external USB hard drives. The Stream S07 HDDs can be used with PCs, Smart TVs, and other devices. The Silicon...

86 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

Performance in Pink: MSI’s Prestige 14 Laptop Rose Pink w/ 6-Core CPU & GeForce GTX

Say what you will about the utility of style, but at the end of the day it sells. Along those lines, this week MSI launched its Limited Edition Rose...

12 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

The Road to 80 TB HDDs: Showa Denko Develops HAMR Platters for Hard Drives

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has unveiled the the company has finished the development of its next-generation heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) media for hard drives. The platters use all-new...

81 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2020

GIGABYTE Launches Designare DDR4-3200 Memory, a 64 GB Kit

GIGABYTE is a relatively new player on the memory market, yet it clearly wants to participate in the premier league. As seen at CES, this week the company introduced...

22 by Anton Shilov on 2/6/2020

Micron Shipping LPDDR5 DRAM

Micron has announced their first LPDDR5 DRAM is in mass production and now shipping to customers. The new RAM is significantly faster and more power efficient than LPDDR4x. One...

32 by Billy Tallis on 2/6/2020

MSI Reveals Optix MAG322CR: A 31.5-Inch Curved Monitor with a 180 Hz Refresh Rate

As high refresh rates increasingly become a standard feature in monitors aimed at the gaming market, manufacturers have started to turn their eyes towards what's next in the ever-ongoing...

29 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2020

EKWB & InWin Team Up for 909EK: An Ultimate Case for An Ultimate Price

EKWB and InWin this week started sales of their jointly developed EK-Quantum InWin 909EK limited edition chassis. The case is designed to offer ultimate liquid cooling performance required by...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2020

Quantum to Acquire Western Digital’s ActiveScale Business

Quantum has announced that it had agreed to acquire ActiveScale object storage business from Western Digital. Western Digital’s ActiveScale cloud storage solutions are used to store unstructured data that...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2020

Japan Display Secures ~$0.92 Billion Bailout from Japan’s Ichigo

In recent weeks, Japan Display Inc. (JDI), which absorbed LCD production of Sony, Hitachi, and Toshiba in 2011, has been losing money, has most of its business with Apple...

15 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2020

AMD Launches Updated “Raise the Game” Game Bundle for Radeon RX 5500 & RX 5700 Series

Following last month’s launch of the new Radeon RX 5600 series of video cards, AMD is not done tweaking their product stacks quite yet. Today the company is launching...

16 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2020

Computex 2020: Still on Schedule Despite Coronavirus, But Other Events Have Restrictions

Here at AnandTech, our two biggest PC technology trade shows of the year are CES and Computex. We could argue until the end of time which is more important...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/4/2020

GeForce NOW Leaves Beta, Game Streaming Service Launches With New RTX Servers

For the last several years, NVIDIA has been dabbling in offering game streaming services. Starting out as GeForce GRID for the controller-shaped SHIELD Portable, the service has morphed over...

35 by Ryan Smith on 2/4/2020

Intel Whittles Down AI Portfolio, Folds Nervana in Favor of Habana

Over the past several years, Intel has built up a significant portfolio of AI acceleration technologies. This includes everything from in-house developments like Intel’s DL Boost instructions and upcoming...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/3/2020

JEDEC Updates HBM2 Memory Standard To 3.2 Gbps; Samsung's Flashbolt Memory Nears Production

After a series of piecemeal announcements from different hardware vendors over the past year, the future of High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) is finally coming into focus. Continuing the...

24 by Ryan Smith on 2/3/2020

TCL Loses Brand License, Will No Longer Produce BlackBerry Devices

Today, TCL Communications has revealed that the company will be losing their BlackBerry brand license, and will stop selling such devices this August. The announcement is a bit of...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/3/2020

Acer Launches Cheap USB-C Monitor for Laptops: The 15.6-Inch Acer PM1

Joining the growing market for portable external displays, Acer has started selling its first USB-C based external display for laptops. The no-frills Acer PM1 is aimed at the entry...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020

96-Layer 3D TLC Reaches Embedded & Industrial NVMe SSDs: Transcend Reveals MTE662T

Though, as always, it takes some time for newer technologies to filter down into the conservative embedded/industrial market, the time has finally come for 96-layer 3D TLC NAND. SSD...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020

5G Comes to Tablets: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G

Following last year's successful launch of their first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung is finding itself in a very comfortable position in the world of next-generation smartphones...

7 by Anton Shilov on 2/3/2020
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