Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 July 2020 10:44

Apple didn't ditch Intel for Skylake


It always planned a discrete CPU

This article might serve as a short history class about how Apple operates, especially in hardware design. Apple created its first phone SoC the famous A4 in 2010, and it created its first iPad specific A6X chip in 2012.

The Apple 2021 notebook chip is A14X iPad based
Published in Mobiles


Modified

Bloomberg has rekindled news that Apple has been working on its own chip, and many covered the news claiming that 2021 iPads will get an iPhone chip. Well, they won't as it would not be that powerful to put a 2W TDP chip in a notebook, and instead, the modified version of A14X iPad chip will find its place to the Macbooks of the future. We got a few details confirmed.

Samsung Galaxy Book S impresses
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 16:42

Samsung Galaxy Book S impresses


Review: Great battery life ACPC

Microsoft was the first to ship Qualcomm's 8CX SoC the chip that they internally called Microsoft SQ1 inside the Surface Pro X. The machine did an impressive job with a nice screen, unique detachable design, and decent, but not great battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Book S came in a notebook form factor and significantly better battery endurance.   

Tiger Lake may start at 3GHz
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 08 April 2020 09:41

Tiger Lake may start at 3GHz


New X3 graphics beats Ryzen 7 4800U

Intel launched its 10th generation Core architecture on May 27, 2019, at Computex last year, and it is most likely aiming to launch a Tiger Lake successor in a similar time frame. Ice Lake U will get replaced by Tiger Lake U, and the first leaks suggest a base clock of 3GHz.

Surface Pro X review
Published in Reviews
Saturday, 21 December 2019 14:20

Surface Pro X review


Review:
Qualcomm (Microsoft) SQ1 ARM SoC inside

The day has finally arrived. A high-end design based on Qualcomm’s promising 8CX processor is finally shipping. Two weeks ago, it started shipping in the US, and just a few days ago the first systems shipped to customers in Europe.

Intel beats AMD in notebook graphics
Published in PC Hardware
Sunday, 26 May 2019 16:52

Intel beats AMD in notebook graphics


Computex 19: Hell froze over

Intel is serious about getting back on track and competing in every single sector of the market and managed to beat the best of AMD notebook offering in graphics. The Gen 11 graphics inside  Ice Lake-U 10nm notebooks that are scheduled to ship in holiday season 2019 beat the AMD Picasso 12nm Ryzen 7 3700U in 25W in graphics.

ARM notebook future leans on 5G
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 17 August 2018 14:02

ARM notebook future leans on 5G


Always connected at 7nm and 5nm

ARM has already shared with the press and analyst that the company expects to ship Cortex A76 based products in both 10 and 7nm in late 2018/early 2019, but now it has disclosed a few more details about its 7nm Deimos and 7/5nm Hercules parts.

Global notebook sales increase
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 12:17

Global notebook sales increase


At least a bit

Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and decided that notebook sales have slightly increased.

AMD has great quarter but margins low
Published in PC Hardware
Sunday, 29 July 2018 09:02

AMD has great quarter but margins low


No notebooks and slim EPYC

AMD got mostly positive comments on its financial performance in Q2 18, and it did a great job having the highest quarter in five years. The logic behind this data is that AMD had more than five years of very weak product portfolio to sell especially in desktop/data center and since early 2017 they finally have Ryzen on desktop and EPYC on the data center side.  

Dell and HP advertise Intel Optane as "memory"
Published in News


Could cause confusion among customers

It appears that both Dell and HP have been caught advertising Intel's Optane SSD as "memory", or rather precisely, together with RAM, despite the fact that Optane SSDs clearly belong with storage as an addition to the HDD.