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ThinkPad P1 is Lenovo’s thinnest mobile workstation ever

ThinkPad P1 is Lenovo’s thinnest mobile workstation ever

Lenovo has introduced two new workstation PCs for creatives, engineers, and others in need of powerful hardware. One of them, the ThinkPad P1, is the maker's lightest and thinnest mobile workstation with a profile measuring only 18.4mm and a weight under 4lbs. Lenovo brings its iconic ThinkPad style to the P1, as well as a roster of high-end hardware including 8th-gen Intel Xeon processors.

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9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know

9th gen Intel Core processors leak: everything you need to know

Just because Intel has yet again delayed its 10 nm silicon to 2020, if all goes well, that doesn’t mean fans of the processors won’t have anything to look forward to this year. And, no, they don’t have to wait for the still to be revealed Cascade Lake processors. As early as October, Intel is expected to announce its 9th gen Core lineup, still on the 14 nm Coffee Lake architecture, that will be bringing, for the first time, 8 cores to the mainstream market.

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Chrome OS now supports installing arbitrary Linux packages

Chrome OS now supports installing arbitrary Linux packages

Samsung recently presented the Galaxy Tab S4 as the ultimate productivity portable device but initial reviews have been rather scathing. Thanks to its timing, Samsung’s premium tablet is being compared to the likes of the cheaper iPad, the cheaper Surface Go, and, closer to home, Chromebooks. The latter, especially, is getting more and more talented and the latest experimental feature nearly turns it into that ultimate productivity OS. That is if you live and breathe Linux.

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Intel roadmap reveals a slow trek to 10nm in 2020

Intel roadmap reveals a slow trek to 10nm in 2020

It’s not a good year for Intel. Never mind AMD’s comeback, Intel’s 2018 kicked off with its biggest embarrassments to date: Meltdown and Spectre. And then it had to admit that the long-overdue 10nm processors will have to wait until 2019. At its Data-centric Innovation Summit, however, the silicon maker is now saying that those won’t actually be coming until 2020, with a “half step” coming in 2019 instead.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS has announced the availability of its new ZenBook 13 model UX331UA. This ultrabook is the latest addition to the ZenBook 13 Series, one targeting travelers and others who need a very light, thin laptop. Despite the slim size, ASUS says this ZenBook 13 model has all-day battery life coupled with fast charging technology; with it, the battery can increase from 0% to 60% charge in 49 minutes.

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AMD’s ridiculous 32-core Threadripper goes up for pre-order

AMD’s ridiculous 32-core Threadripper goes up for pre-order

Back at Computex in June, AMD made a whopper of an announcement by revealing its second generation Ryzen Threadripper CPU, the 32-core TR 2990WX. In a way, the announcement of this CPU overshadowed Intel's incoming 28-core processor, which was also revealed at Computex. AMD's monster of a CPU is up for pre-order beginning today, and it isn't launching alone.

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Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Microsoft's Surface Go may be cheap, but you pay for that in dire repairability and hardware that's practically disposable, a teardown of the tablet has concluded. Launched as the entry-level model in the company's Windows 2-in-1 line-up, the baby Surface keeps one key part of its bigger siblings' DNA.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer has priced up its latest Chrome OS notebooks, with the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 headed to the US and Canada in September. The two notebooks, running Google's cloud-centric OS, will be targeting a more premium segment of the market than some of Acer's other Chromebook hardware.

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Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S4 with a bent towards both entertainment and productivity. But before curious buyers get a chance to see that in action next week, Microsoft’s own portable productivity machine will hit the market first. In fact, they might be hitting the market now. Originally set to launch August 2nd, some pre-orders of the Microsoft Surface Go are already being shipped to eager early adopters, perhaps to help convince the market that they really want a Windows 10 tablet rather than an Android one.

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Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

While the “cloud” still lacks a formal, universally accepted definition, it has become a common term thrown around in both tech and media. Cloud storage has, in fact, become so common that there are already dozens of business competing in a once Dropbox-dominated market. It now has Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box to contend with, among others. To widen its lead, Dropbox just upgraded its Pro and Business Standard tiers with an additional 1 TB all for free. Sadly, the needle hasn’t moved at all for its other plans.

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GPD Pocket 2 makes another case for mini laptops

GPD Pocket 2 makes another case for mini laptops

The ill-fated netbooks were probably too ahead of their time. From ultraportables to the MacBook Air to Chromebooks, we can still see parts of the netbook DNA in modern laptops. But one niche device, in particular, bears the strongest family resemblance to these smaller than usual portable PCs. These mini laptops, if you can still call them that, are almost ridiculous. And judging by the reception of the GPD Pocket 2, still popular and slightly profitable as well.

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Magic Leap Lumin OS interface is thankfully familiar

Magic Leap Lumin OS interface is thankfully familiar

One of the problems with new computing platforms is the danger to go overboard in trying to present a novel experience. Nowhere is that truer than with virtual and augmented reality where user interfaces are already split into two almost diametrically opposed camps. As one of the most popular proponents of controller-less AR experience, Magic Leap runs the risk of overloading its UI with novel and fancy gizmos and controls. Fortunately, based on images going rounds over the Internet, the startup has exercised some caution and common sense.

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