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Dell XPS 15 with 8th-gen Intel core truly aims for MacBook Pro glory

Dell XPS 15 with 8th-gen Intel core truly aims for MacBook Pro glory

What we saw of the Dell XPS 15 at CES 2018 was promising, but now with 8th-gen Intel core tech inside, it's a real MacBook Pro alternative. Granted, large swaths of users feel obligated to stick to their chosen operating system and might never change - but herein lies the rub. The Dell XPS 15 will roll with not only Intel's newest processor, but an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics processor as well.

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Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Today is a big day for Intel, with the reveal of its new 8th-generation mobile Core processors. The single biggest announcement of the day came in the form of the new Core i9-8950HK, which is the first Core i9 processor ever made for notebooks. There's a lot of information about these new processors being released all at once, so let's dive into some things you should know.

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Dell and Alienware go all-in on 8th Gen Core laptops and AIOs

Dell and Alienware go all-in on 8th Gen Core laptops and AIOs

Dell and Alienware have gone all-in on Intel's freshly-announced 8th Gen Core i9, i7, and i5 chips, with a revamped range of laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-one PCs, and desktops. In laptops, the flagship Dell XPS 15 gets 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics. A 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD touchscreen is offered, and there's Windows Hello, optional fingerprint recognition, and Thunderbolt 3. It'll be up for preorder on April 15, starting at $999.99.

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Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z is the gaming laptop we never expected

Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z is the gaming laptop we never expected

As you'd expect, Intel's reveal of its new 8th-generation Core processors was accompanied by the announcement of plenty of new notebooks that will leverage these CPUs. One such note is the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, a computer with a serious name and an even more serious design. While the Odyssey Z won't use Intel's top-of-the-line Core i9, you'll still be getting a six-core CPU with this machine.

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Intel Core i9 six-core brings gaming CPU to notebooks

Intel Core i9 six-core brings gaming CPU to notebooks

Intel announced a new batch of 8th-generation Core CPUs for laptops today, with the star of the show being the new Core i9-8950HK. This CPU is notable for a lot of reasons, but perhaps the biggest is the fact that this is the first six-core processor Intel has made for laptops. Obviously, we're probably only going to see this CPU in top-of-the-line notebooks, which means that most people probably won't experience its benefits.

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Apple’s custom Mac chips could oust Intel from 2020

Apple’s custom Mac chips could oust Intel from 2020

Apple aims to oust Intel from its Mac range with homegrown processors, and could begin the transition as soon as 2020, insiders claim. The Cupertino firm has been refining its chip design efforts for some years now, though so far focused on the iPhone and iPad which use ARM-based technologies.

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Intel responds to Uber self-driving accident with critical analysis

Intel responds to Uber self-driving accident with critical analysis

Intel has responded to last week's fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle. In a lengthy blog post published this evening, Mobileye CEO Prof. Amnon Shashua talks about autonomous car technology and the wider reality around it, not the least of which is transparency. "I firmly believe the time to have a meaningful discussion on a safety validation framework for fully autonomous vehicles is now," Shashua said.

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Intel details Meltdown and Spectre-proof processors

Intel details Meltdown and Spectre-proof processors

Intel promised hardware protection in its chips in the aftermath of the Spectre and Meltdown discovery, and now it's detailing just what it has planned for its new CPUs. The chipmaker found its processors under the spotlight back in January, when Google Project Zero and others discovered low-level vulnerabilities in several generations of Intel chips that could potentially allow hackers to exploit consumer and enterprise systems.

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Intel could ruin Broadcom’s big Qualcomm takeover

Intel could ruin Broadcom’s big Qualcomm takeover

The Qualcomm Broadcom saga is about to get a whole lot more complicated, with Intel reportedly hoping to buy Broadcom itself. The latest chapter in what has become an escalating - and confusing - war of words and investor wrangling, it could mean an unexpected derailment as Intel attempts to prevent a super-competitor in the mobile chip space.

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Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

Intel Optane 800P SSD launched for consumers who can afford it

With improvements in processors and volatile memory (RAM) technologies, data storage has become the bottle neck in computing performance, be it in mobile devices or, especially, in PCs. While there are still a lot of factors going in favor of HDDs, SSDs have become the go to solution for fast data access. Intel, however, has been boasting that it could do better with its Optane SSDs. Aimed initially at data centers and enterprise customers, Intel brought that technology to consumers with last year’s 900P and now with the more compact 800P M.2 Optane SSD.

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HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

Windows-on-ARM was seemed like a good way to get Windows to users with low processing power needs, presumably for low prices. Using a smartphone chip instead of x86, there was a good place for a category of users that might otherwise have gone with something like a Chromebook. But HP's reveal of one of the first Windows-on-ARM computer's pricing seems to have dashed those dreams - at least from this angle.

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Intel 5G lands in PCs next year

Intel 5G lands in PCs next year

MWC is the biggest time of year for mobile manufacturers, and for Intel, this year its all about the future. In the lead up to the show, Intel has detailed its plans for the arrival of 5G mobile networks, and what it plans to do to usher in this new era. As it turns out, the company is planning to hit the ground running with a line of 5G-capable PCs that will launch sometime next year.

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