Spectre

Originally launched as stylish high-performance ultra-portables, HP’s Spectre-series laptops have quickly gained popularity among multiple user segments. As a result of this, HP’s Spectre laptops and convertibles also began to gain features usually found in business laptops to gain further popularity, but did not lose their flashy looks. To tha tend, this week HP introduced its new Spectre 13 x360 hybrid notebook that features a combination of style, performance, always-on connectivity, security, and an ultimate battery life of up to 22.5 hours when equipped with HP’s 1W Full HD display. The 2018 HP Spectre 13 x360 comes in a new aluminum chassis with a blue sandblasted finish, and features slightly narrower display bezels inside similar footprint as its predecessor. The key distinctive peculiarities of the...

Intel’s New Core and Xeon W-3175X Processors: Spectre and Meltdown Security Update

Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities made quite a splash earlier this year forcing makers of hardware and software to release updates in order to tackle them. There are several ways...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2018

Intel's Customized SoC for HP: Amber Lake-Y with On-Package LTE Modem

Announced earlier this week, HP’s Spectre Folio convertible notebook already looks remarkable due to its leather exterior. As it appears, the system is as impressive inside as it is...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

Spectre and Meltdown in Hardware: Intel Clarifies Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake

With the launch of Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core mobile processors, the 15W Whiskey Lake U-series and the 5W Amber Lake Y-series, questions were left on the table as...

107 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Intel at Hot Chips 2018: Showing the Ankle of Cascade Lake

The final presentation of the Hot Chips event this week is from Intel, with a talk on its next generation Xeon Scalable platform, Cascade Lake. We recently learned about...

31 by Ian Cutress on 8/19/2018

An Interview with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s DCG: Discussing Cooper Lake and Smeltdown

As part of Intel's Datacenter summit, we were given an opportunity to sit down with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s Data Center Group and General Manager of Xeon Products...

41 by Ian Cutress on 8/15/2018

Spectre Watch: More Spectre-class CPU Vulnerabilities to be Announced Soon?

This morning has seen an interesting turn of events in the world of processor security. c't magazine has published an exclusive report stating that they got wind of a...

78 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2018

A Timely Discovery: Examining Our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Results

Last week, we published our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive, covering our testing and analysis of the latest generation of processors to come out from AMD. Due to...

242 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 4/25/2018

Intel Wraps Up Spectre Patching, Partially Cancels Plans For 1st Gen Core & Core 2 Processors

Intel this week has published an update to their ongoing microcode guidance document. In the roughly 3 weeks since the last update, the company is offering some unexpectedly mixed...

27 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2018

Meltdown & Spectre: Analyzing Performance Impacts on Intel's NUC7i7BNH

One of the consequences of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, besides the immediate security concerns, is what it has meant for our ongoing testing and benchmarking operations. Along with...

83 by Ganesh T S on 3/23/2018

Intel Publishes Spectre & Meltdown Hardware Plans: Fixed Gear Later This Year

Since the public revelation of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities early this year, Intel has spent virtually the entire time in a reactionary mode, starting from the moment...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2018

Intel CEO Addresses the Industry on Meltdown and Spectre Issues in Open Letter

Brian Krzanich on Thursday published an open letter addressing its partners and customers regarding the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits publication. Chief executive of Intel reiterated the...

65 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2018

NVIDIA Releases 390.65 WHQL Game Ready Driver, Includes Mitigation Updates for Spectre

In the wake of Meltdown and Spectre essentially every major industry player has issued a security statement, and NVIDIA is no exception, especially as a hardware vendor. Their initial...

10 by Nate Oh on 1/9/2018

Intel Forms Product Assurance and Security Group amid Meltdown and Spectre Fallout

In response to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that potentially affect all CPUs released in the recent years, Intel on Monday created a new group that will focus on...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2018

HP at CES 2018: HP Spectre x360 using Intel with Radeon RX Vega M, $1370

LAS VEGAS, NV — On the back of Intel's announcement for its new product line, Intel with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, two OEMs have come forward as launch...

8 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

Understanding Meltdown & Spectre: What To Know About New Exploits That Affect Virtually All CPUs

It seems only fitting that one of the two hardware based exploits to rock the CPU world this week was named Meltdown. Because for the last 24 hours or...

210 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2018

HP Unveils Spectre: The World’s Thinnest Laptop

HP has announced its new Spectre laptop - the world’s thinnest 13.3” notebook. Despite its miniature size, the Spectre uses Intel’s Core i5/i7 microprocessor, a PCIe-based SSD, a full-size...

75 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2016

HP Announces Spectre 13 x2 Hybrid Ultrabook

Since the launch of Windows 8, many users have been waiting for something that does a better job of spanning the gap between laptops/Ultrabooks and tablets. We’ve seen sliders...

47 by Jarred Walton on 9/19/2013

HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook Review

HP offers another premium ultrabook experience with a 1080p IPS touch-enabled display, but is it everything it could be?

65 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/27/2013

HP Brings Windows 8 Ready All-in-Ones

At our briefing with HP in the city, we had a chance to see just how far their Spectre branding was stretching by taking a look at their refreshed...

20 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/10/2012

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