Kaby Lake Refresh

ZOTAC is prepping yet another passively-cooled ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC aimed at people looking for silence and portability. The ZBOX CI660 nano system will feature a new chassis and use Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processor with four cores, which will be a significant upgrade when compared to ZOTAC’s previous-gen fanless machines powered by dual-core CPUs. The maker will demo the new system at Computex next week. The most noticeable thing about the ZBOX CI660 nano is its brand-new chassis. For years ZOTAC has used “half-cube” Intel NUC-like enclosures for the CI-series systems (technically, this shape is called cuboid/rectangular parallelepiped). With the CI660 nano, the company decided to go with a larger brick-like cuboid chassis (see estimated dimensions in the table below), possibly to improve...

Intel Expands 8th Gen Core: Core i9 on Mobile, Iris Plus, Desktop, Chipsets, and vPro

The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch of several new 8th...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2018

Intel Adds Mobile Core i3-8130U to Lineup: Increased Cache and Turbo

Intel on Tuesday introduced the Core i3-8130U, its first mobile 8th Generation Core i3 processor. The new chip features two cores operating at a high frequency and supports Turbo...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2018

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch) Review: Second Time's The Charm

We finally have the successor. After a troubled launch in late 2015 of the original Surface Book, Microsoft seemed to drag their feet when it came to updating what...

115 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2017

LG Gram 2018 Laptops Unveiled: Quad-Core i5/i7, TB3, ~2.2 Lbs, 22 Hrs

LG on Thursday formally announced its next-generation LG gram ultra-thin notebooks. The new laptops will be as sleek as their predecessors, but will get a more durable chassis, Intel’s...

46 by Anton Shilov on 12/15/2017

Intel 8th Generation and 9th Generation Processor Lists Leaked: Coffee Lake Refresh?

Officially, Intel does not comment on unreleased products, which often has the knock-on effect that processors aren’t actually known about until the day they appear on shelves. In order...

87 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2017

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Review: A Convincing Case for Quad Core Thin & Light Laptops

ASUS is a company that doesn’t shy away from the latest technology, and with the new ZenBook 3 UX490UA, they’ve updated one of their thinnest and lightest machines to...

55 by Brett Howse on 11/22/2017

Going for Sleek: ASUS Vivo V241IC 23.8-inch All-in-One PC Released

ASUS this week has introduced a new series of cheaper all-in-one desktop PCs aimed at SOHO markets. The Vivo AIO V241IC systems are based on various dual-core and quad-core...

12 by Anton Shilov on 11/3/2017

Razer’s Blade Stealth 13.3” Laptop Updated With Quad-Core Intel Core i7-8550U CPU

Razer this week has announced that the company is upgrading its 13.3” Blade Stealth laptop with Intel’s new quad-core Core i7-8550U microprocessor, along with faster LPDDR3 memory. This marks...

16 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2017

Dell Updates The XPS 13 With 8th Generation Quad-Core CPUs

Dell has announced it is updating the XPS 13 with the just announced 8th generation Kaby Lake refresh. While we’re still waiting for 10nm chips to launch, the latest...

41 by Brett Howse on 8/29/2017

Intel Launches 8th Generation Core CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile

This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in...

146 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

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