Laptops

One of the more curious acquisitions in the last couple of years has been that of Nuvia by Qualcomm. Nuvia was a Silicon Valley start-up founded by the key silicon and design engineers and architects behind both Apple’s and Google’s silicon for the past few years. Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon made it crystal clear when Nuvia was acquired that they were going after the high-performance ultraportable laptop market, with both Intel and Apple in the crosshairs. Nuvia came out of stealth in November 2019, with the three main founders having spent almost a year building the company. Gerard Williams III, John Bruno, and Manu Gulati have collectively driven the silicon design of 20+ chips, have combined over 100 patent, and have been in leadership roles...

LG Updates Ultralight Gram Laptops & Convertible: Ice Lake Inside

Along with their flagship 17-inch model, LG this week has also given its 14 and 15.6-inch LG gram laptops an Ice Lake upgrade. The updated machines pair Intel’s Ice...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake

Occasionally the stars align. It is very rare in the laptop space that we're able to test two devices, with two very different CPU platforms, with the fewest number...

174 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/13/2019

LG’s Lightweight Gram 17-Inch Laptop Gets Intel’s Ice Lake CPU

Thin-and-light notebooks with a 17-inch display are rather rare, as most 17-inch laptops are intended to be high performance desktop replacement-class machines. LG’s gram 17 has been a stand-out...

32 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

Qualcomm Windows on Snapdragon: New 7c & 8c SoCs for sub-$800 Laptops

Last year Qualcomm introduced its flagship Snapdragon 8cx platform for premium always-connected PCs (ACPCs) that packed the best technologies that the company had to offer at the time. Being...

54 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2019

HP’s Envy x360 13 Wood Edition w/ AMD Ryzen Now Available

For those more discerning laptop users out there who are on the market for a more exotic laptop design, HP has started sales of its Envy x360 13 Wood...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Day 3 Live Blog: ACPC and XR

The annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit is in its final day, and the main focal points for discussion are the Windows on Snapdragon-based Always Connected PCs, with updates to...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

Honor Announces MagicBook 14 & 15: AMD Ryzen Inside

Right on the heels of the MateBook D announcement, Huawei’s daughter company Honor has introduced its own MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 notebooks. The eye-catching machines look very similar...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

Acer Launches Rugged Chromebook Spin 311: An 11.6-Inch AMD A4-Based 2-in-1

Acer has started sales of its new rugged convertible Chromebook laptop for corporate and educational markets. The Chromebook Spin 311 brings together a low price tag, sturdy design, and...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

Huawei Unveils MateBook D14 & D15 Laptops: AMD Ryzen or Intel Comet Lake Inside

Huawei this morning has introduced its latest-generation MateBook D laptops. The laptops, which use processors from both AMD and Intel, as well as discrete graphics from NVIDIA, will be...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2019

Intel and MediaTek Announce Partnership To Bring 5G Modems to PCs

Today Intel has announced they’ve entered a partnership with MediaTek with the goal of “development, certification and support of 5G modem solutions” for next generation PC platforms. The announcement...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/25/2019

Acer Launches Six Chrome Enterprise PCs: Notebooks, Convertibles, Desktops

Acer on Thursday introduced its Chrome Enterprise portfolio, which includes six PC models, one of the broadest in the industry. Acer’s Chrome Enterprise family includes laptops, convertibles, and desktops...

2 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2019

ASUS Unveils The ProArt StudioBook Pro 17: A Cheaper Mobile Workstation

In addition to launching its top of the line ProArt StudioBook Pro X mobile workstation that is priced at a whopping $4,999.99, ASUS also introduced its less expensive workstations...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2019

ASUS Releases ProArt StudioBook Pro X: 17-Inch Workstation With Xeon & Quadro

ASUS has started sales of its top of the range mobile workstation, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X. The heavily-packed machine packs in Intel’s Xeon processor, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX...

35 by Anton Shilov on 11/19/2019

Porsche Design Unveils Fanless 15.6-Inch Ultra One Laptop

Just like its parent company, Porsche Design specializes in the creation of devices that offer a unique set of features with an eye towards high-end styles. This month the...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/19/2019

The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Review: The Ice Lake Cometh

It’s difficult to overstate how important the XPS 13 is to Dell’s lineup, and to the industry as a whole. This is the device that reshaped the entire market...

107 by Brett Howse on 11/15/2019

Apple Rolls Out 16-Inch MacBook Pro: A Bit Bigger, A Bit More Refined

With rumors swirling for the last few months a new high-end MacBook Pro laptop from Apple, the company this morning is making those rumors a reality, announcing and launching...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2019

Eurocom’s Sky X4C & X7C Laptops Get Intel’s Core i9-9900KS

Eurocom, the well-known purveyor of ultra-high-end laptops for gamers and professionals, has announced that it has started equipping its Sky X4C and Sky X7C desktop replacement notebooks with Intel’s...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/11/2019

Dynabook Reveals T8 & T9 Laptops w/ 16.1-Inch Display & Blu-ray Drive

Dynabook, formerly Toshiba's PC division, has been pretty energetic with announcements recently, marking its return to active life and attempt to address certain market segments with unique products. This...

43 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2019

Alienware’s Area 51m Gets GeForce RTX 2070/2080 Upgrade Kits

Earlier this year, Alienware launched its Area 51m laptop, a high end desktop replacement (DTR) class laptop. Now, living up to the idea of being a proper replacement to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2019

Samsung Develops Intel Lakefield-Based Galaxy Book S: Always-Connected x86 PC

Among several items at its developers conference this week, Samsung revealed that it was working on a version of its always-connected Galaxy Book S laptop powered by Intel’s Lakefield...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/31/2019

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