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HP late on Thursday announced plans to restructure the company in a bid to simplify its operations, cut costs, and increase dividends to investors. As a part of its fiscal 2020 restructuring push, the company will reduce its global headcount by anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 employees in the coming quarters, which the company expects will allow it to cut annual costs by around $1 billion by the end of its fiscal 2022. HP, which had about 55,000 employees worldwide as of October 31, 2018, intends to reduce its workforce by 7,000 – 9,000 employees (or by 13% – 16%) through a combination voluntary early retirements and layoffs. The downsizing and other restructuring charges will cost the company $1 billion: $100 million in Q4 of...

ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a...

26 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed

When discussing industry standards, the sexy ones are involved around performance: if you can breathe PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 into a sentence, people start listening. One of the...

28 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

ASRock DeskMini Z370 GTX1060 Review: A Compact Coffee Lake Gaming PC

Small form-factor machines have emerged as a very significant chunk of the PC market. Building on the success of the UCFF NUCs, Intel introduced the mini-STX platform in 2015...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2018

ASUS Zen Press Event Live Blog (11:30am Taiwan, 3:30am UTC)

Anton and I are at ASUS' consumer press event, more often called the 'Zen' press event. We expect a quick flurry of launches from Jonney Shih, so stay tuned...

5 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Honor’s Thin-and-Light MagicBook with AMD Ryzen Mobile Listed

A Chinese retailer has started to list Honor’s MagicBook laptop based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor. The thin-and-light notebook looks similar to the Intel-based MagicBook launched in April and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC to Demo ZBOX CI660 Nano Fanless UCFF PC with 8th Gen Core i7

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...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC Preps Second-Gen Wearable Backpack "VR GO" PC

Multiple makers of gaming PCs formally introduced their wearable backpack PCs for VR gaming at Computex 2016 and have never updated these systems since then. But apparently after two...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

Acer Predator Helios 300 SE: White and Gold Gaming Laptop

Acer has announced its new 15.6-inch gaming laptop that brings together performance and style. The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition uses Intel’s latest six-core processors as well as NVIDIA’s...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/24/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Convertible: Quad-Core CPU, 700-Nits LCD, 18 Hrs

HP has announced its new high-end 13.3-inch convertible aimed at demanding consumers, enterprises, and government agencies. The third-generation EliteBook x360 1030 hybrid notebook got more compact yet more powerful...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

ZOTAC Launches ZBOX CI329 Nano: Fanless Quad-Core Gemini Lake

ZOTAC has introduced its new affordable miniature PCs based on Intel’s Gemini Lake platform. Designed for office and media streaming applications, the new ZBOX CI329 Nano are powered by...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2018

Mining Can Be Fashionable? Biostar Wants to Sell Millenials its New iMiner Systems

Biostar has this week released new iMiner systems specifically designed for crypto coin mining. The systems are stuffed with AMD RX 500-series video cards in a "space black" server-like...

36 by Joe Shields on 5/17/2018

HP 13-inch Elite x2 1013 2-in-1 PC: Quad-Core, Thunderbolt 3

HP has announced its third-generation Elite x2 2-in-1 hybrid PCs for enterprise and government clients. The new Elite x2 1013 systems received faster quad-core processors along with a larger...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2018

HP Upgrades EliteOne 1000 All-In-Ones with Coffee Lake CPUs

HP has introduced new versions of its EliteOne 1000 business All-In-One (AIO) PCs that are based on Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to six cores. The EliteOne 1000...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2018

HP EliteBook 1050 G1: Six-Core CPU, NVIDIA GPU, RAID, 15.6-inch 4K LCD

HP has introduced a new high-end laptop aimed at demanding users. The new EliteBook 1050 G1 notebook comes with Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs with up to six cores, a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2018

HP 2018 Envy 34-Inch Curved All-in-One Gets Cozier

HP has announced a new version of its top-of-the-range Envy 34 all-in-one computer. The new PC has a six-core CPU along with a new graphics processor. One of its...

15 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2018

HP Envy 27-Inch AIO Updates: Six-Core Coffee Lake, 4K Display, NVMe

HP on Monday announced new versions of its Envy AIO systems with 27-inch displays. The latest all-in-ones are upgraded across-the-board with the newest six-core Coffee Lake CPUs as well...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/14/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

40 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585: AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Land in Business PCs

Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring...

33 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

53 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

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