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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 of variables possible. But those stars have aligned in 2019, and thanks to Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 family, we have a rare opportunity to compare AMD and Intel's current-generation laptop platforms in a way that wouldn't normally be possible. To that end, today we're having the ultimate laptop showdown of 2019: Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Laptop 3, pitting AMD's Ryzen Picasso platform against Intel's Ice Lake platform. Both companies have made significant gains this year with their latest laptop platforms, and now we're finally getting the chance to see, in an apples-to-apples-fashion, just how the...

Microsoft Announces Xbox Series X: Available Holiday 2020

Microsoft this evening has finally given their long-awaited next generation gaming console a name, announcing the Xbox Series X. The device, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is said to...

61 by Ryan Smith 2 days ago

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this week has finally retired Windows 10 mobile, ending support for its smartphone OS. However, in a quirk of differing lifecycle policies, the software giant will continue to...

15 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

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...

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

Best Laptops: Holiday 2019

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market. After years of waiting, Intel has finally launched its latest 10th generation Core processors based on the long-anticipated 10nm...

16 by Brett Howse on 11/22/2019

Lenovo: Foldable ThinkPad X1 to Launch in 2020

At Canalys Channels Forum last week, Lenovo finally revealed launch timeframe for its foldable ThinkPad X1 hybrid notebook that was first revealed in May. The company says that the...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-Inch) Review: AMD Ryzen Surface Edition

This year at Microsoft’s somewhat annual Surface update event, Microsoft surprised everyone by not only announcing a newer and larger Surface Laptop 3, bumping the screen size from 13.5-inches...

89 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop 3 Family: Now Including 15-Inch Models & Custom AMD Ryzen APUs

Kicking off the holiday quarter for Microsoft, today the company held its annual Surface press event, where the company announced a slate of new laptops, tablets, & 2-in-1s for...

88 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Duo - An Android Dual-Screen Device

Today at Microsoft’s Surface event in New York, alongside new laptops and various other Surface devices, we saw the company announce a new kind of device; the new “Surface...

59 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/2/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Microsoft Hololens 2.0 Silicon

The final presentation of Hot Chips 31 is from Microsoft, who will be lifting the lid of the silicon behind its HoloLens 2.0 product.

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Intel and Microsoft to Continue Supporting Existing Huawei Notebooks

Ever since Huawei was placed on the United States’ Entity List – effectively banning them from receiving US technology – the fate of support for their existing products has...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/25/2019

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Feature Focus: Light Themes And Sandboxes

This week, Microsoft officially rolled out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to the world. However, due to some recurring issues over the last couple of updates, the company...

71 by Brett Howse on 5/24/2019

A New Approach To Updates: Windows 10 May 2019 Update Available Today

For those eager to get the latest and greatest production build of Windows 10; good news. For those who would rather watch from the sidelines until the kinks are...

44 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2019

Microsoft Build Day 1: Windows Subsystem For Linux Gets More Linux

Today at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, the Redmond company announced some major changes to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, as well as some improvements to Windows 10 command line...

53 by Brett Howse on 5/7/2019

Microsoft Announces Surface Hub 2S: 50-Inch for $9000

Microsoft has introduced its new family of Surface Hub collaboration devices designed for conference rooms. The new lineup includes an all-new 85-inch model for those who need larger screens...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2019

Microsoft’s Windows XP Finally Dead: Last Embedded Version Reaches EOL

Microsoft this week ended support for the very last Windows XP-based operating system, essentially marking the end of the platform and an era. Being one of the longest living...

22 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Firefox Beta for Native Windows on Snapdragon Now Available

This morning we received word that Qualcomm and Mozilla have succeeded in creating a native build of Firefox that is now available to Windows on Snapdragon users. The version...

5 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2019

No Fooling: Microsoft Silently Updates Surface Book 2 13.5 With Quad-Core i5 Option

Microsoft is a bit of an enigma in the PC space. There is little doubt that they offer some stunning hardware, but after being the first PC maker to...

13 by Brett Howse on 4/1/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review: Surface Essentials

Microsoft’s Surface lineup was created to bring a spark of innovation into the PC industry at a time where much of the competition was slow to change, and slow...

59 by Brett Howse on 3/28/2019

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