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Launched earlier this year, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” APUs brought several new features and technologies to the table for AMD. Along with numerous changes to improve the APU’s power efficiency and reduce overall idle power usage, AMD also added an interesting TDP management feature that they call SmartShift. Designed for use in systems containing both an AMD APU and an AMD discrete GPU, SmartShift allows for the TDP budgets of the two processors to be shared and dynamically reallocated, depending on the needs of the workload. As SmartShift is a platform-level feature that relies upon several aspects of a system, from processor choice to the layout of the cooling system, it is a feature that OEMs have to specifically plan for and build into their...

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

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2019

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a...

12 by Brett Howse on 11/29/2019

Dell: Intel CPU Shortages Worsened in Q4, Premium & Commercial PCs Impacted

Shortages of Intel’s CPUs have persisted for well over a year now, but according to Dell, they actually got worse in the ongoing quarter because of unexpectedly high demand...

82 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2019

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

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

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

Samsung Launches Galaxy Book Flex: Convertibles with QLED Displays & Ice Lake

In addition to announcing its Galaxy Book Ion notebooks, Samsung this week also introduced its convertible Galaxy Book Flex laptops. Unlike their classic counterparts, the Galaxy Book Flex PCs...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Samsung Reveals Galaxy Book Ion: Ultralight Laptops w/ QLED Monitor & Comet Lake

Samsung has introduced its new Galaxy Book Ion lineup of laptops that bring together an ultralight weight, an innovative display with quantum dot-enhanced backlighting, and Intel’s 10th Generation Core...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Dynabook’s New Tecra A40: An Entry-Level 14-Inch Business Laptop

Dynabook, formerly Toshiba, has introduced its new entry-level business laptop that promises to offer an attractive balance between performance, portability, and price. The Tecra A40 is a typical ‘working...

16 by Anton Shilov on 10/29/2019

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

Dynabook Updates Support Policies, Now Offers 3 & 4 Year Warranties For Some Models

Back in the day, virtually all PCs came standard with a three-year warranty with some makers offering to extend it to five years. Due to cut-throat competition on the...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2019

Razer Unveils Optical Laptop Keyboard

Razer has introduced the industry’s first notebook keyboard based on optical switches. The low-profile keyboard promises tactile feedback of mechanical switches as well as near instant actuation required by...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/16/2019

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