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Samsung Galaxy Book Ion revealed with striking simplicity, QLED display

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion revealed with striking simplicity, QLED display

Samsung revealed two new laptop lines today, bringing QLED display panels to laptops for the first time ever. In addition to the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex (which we've spoken of in a separate article), Samsung revealed the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. The Ion is nearly as striking to see as its Flex brethren, with sharp corners and an "Aura Silver" color - with a hint of some deep, wild cool tones (blues, greens) for accent tones.

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Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launch details are finally here

Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launch details are finally here

Some people complain about the gap in time between a smartphone announcement and its availability but those have nothing on Intel when it comes to waiting periods. Never mind the 10nm delay, Intel promised the best gaming desktop processor back in May, which is now almost exactly five months ago. At long last, the chipmaker is spilling the last beans on its Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor but you'll still have to wait two more days before scrambling to get this limited edition product.

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Intel Tremont microarchitecture wants to win back tablets from ARM

Intel Tremont microarchitecture wants to win back tablets from ARM

There is a lot of excitement going on in the mobile computing space, be it phones, tablets, or especially those that straddle both worlds. All but one of these new devices, however, are unsurprisingly powered by an ARM chip from Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, or even Apple. As it stands, Intel has all but completely lost space and lost face in this segment of the market but it seems to be trying anew with its Tremont low-power x86 microarchitecture that could, unfortunately, bring up ghosts from its past.

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Intel has quietly axed its weird combo chips with AMD graphics

Intel has quietly axed its weird combo chips with AMD graphics

Intel's oddball Kaby Lake-G chip collaboration with AMD is being axed, with the combo CPU and Radeon GPU product failing to catch the attention of laptop-makers. Announced back in late 2017, Kaby Lake-G came as an unexpected surprise: an 8th Gen Core processor from Intel, paired with custom AMD Radeon graphics, all in a single chip.

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Microsoft needs Windows to succeed on ARM

Microsoft needs Windows to succeed on ARM

Microsoft's big 2019 event is just a few hours away and, thanks to some leaks, there are a lot of expectations coming into the Surface press conference. Even if it doesn't announce the fabled dual-screen Surface, a.k.a. codename "Centaurus", Microsoft will still make headlines if it does announce an ARM-powered Surface 2-in-1 tablet. This will hardly be Microsoft's first dance with ARM, even on its own Surface brand, and it will hardly be the last. But unlike the company's previous attempts, Microsoft has to make this one stick and has to make Windows work on the ARM platform. Not because Intel and AMD and the x86 CPU architecture are going anywhere but exactly because it isn't going anywhere at all.

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Intel Cascade Lake X surprise price drop preempts AMD November launch

Intel Cascade Lake X surprise price drop preempts AMD November launch

With media and the industry covering AMD's almost triumphant return to the CPU arena, there is undoubtedly no small amount of pressure on Intel to respond in kind. Perhaps relieved that AMD delayed the launch of its 16-core Ryzen processor to November, Intel saw an opportunity to steal the spotlight even before AMD has a chance to take center stage. That is effectively what it is doing by revealing the prices for its new Cascade Lake X family of CPUs which, although still pricey, is a huge step down from the company's usual portfolio.

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All iPhone 11 use Intel LTE modems, no Qualcomm yet in insight

All iPhone 11 use Intel LTE modems, no Qualcomm yet in insight

Apple has a rather complicated relationship with its suppliers. In order to prevent a single company from strong-arming it into some deal, Apple plays the field by using two suppliers for key components, at least those that it can't make itself. That rather messy situation reached its height during the Apple v. Qualcomm lawsuit, forcing Apple to favor Intel's LTE modems. It seems that has continued to this year's iPhone 11 generation and while it might change next year, Apple might still have the last laugh.

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HP Elite Dragonfly aims for Intel Project Athena spec in handsome hardware

HP Elite Dragonfly aims for Intel Project Athena spec in handsome hardware

The HP Elite Dragonfly is a convertible notebook computer with a 13-inch display and 24.5-hour battery life. This notebook is meant to look stylish, work hard, and be very, very light. HP's made a point to note that this notebook is made to "work without compromise" and that it has a "sub-one kilogram design." This device will be available with three different display configurations, from 13.3-inch FHD all the way up to 4K.

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Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Acer Swift 5 and 3 gain Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake, NVIDIA GeForce MX250

The NVIDIA GeForce MX250 is now available in builds of the Acer Swift 5, a laptop that's gotten this refresh at IFA 2019. This newest version of the Acer Swift 5 will be released starting in either September or November, depending on region. The newest version of the Acer Swift 3 was also revealed with Intel's latest with 10th Gen Ice Lake processors.

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New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

A new collection of 10th Gen Intel Core processors were detailed with units from Core i3 all the way up to Core i7. Included this morning in the release from Intel were the Intel Core i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U all in the "U-Series." Also included were the Y-Series processors Intel Core i3-10110Y, i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y, and i7-10510Y.

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Intel 10th gen “Ice Lake” start with 11 processors for laptops, 2-in-1s

Intel 10th gen “Ice Lake” start with 11 processors for laptops, 2-in-1s

Intel has definitely seen better days. While it is arguably still the king of x86/x64 CPUs, it is losing ground in other markets and segments. It has yielded the mobile market to the ARM architecture and has recently sold off its modem business to Apple. While that may be seen as a sign of weakness, it could also free Intel to do what it does best. The true test of that will be the launch of its "Ice Lake" tenth generation processors which will power mobile computers later this year.

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Apple confirms deal to acquire most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple confirms deal to acquire most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Days after a leak claimed as much, Apple has officially announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. The company confirmed the plan on Thursday, stating that a deal has been signed for Intel's smartphone mobile business patents, equipment, leases, and around 2,200 Intel employees who will transition to work under Apple.

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