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Toshiba Portege X30T detailed with Intel 8th-gen U-Series processor inside

Toshiba Portege X30T detailed with Intel 8th-gen U-Series processor inside

Toshiba just revealed one of the first 2-in-1 detachable laptop/tablet computers with Intel's 8th-gen Core U-Series Quad Core processors. Intel's U-Series was also just revealed this week for the first time, purpose built for thin and light laptops as well as 2-in-1 mobile PC machines. The Toshiba Portege X30T is set to roll with a keyboard, a kickstand, and a stylus, all on Windows 10 Pro.

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8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series deliver Gigabit Internet

8th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series deliver Gigabit Internet

Today Intel revealed the 8th Gen Core m3, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 mobile processors. This release includes both the U-series (Whiskey Lake) and the Y-series (Amber Lake) primarily made for thin and light laptops and 2 in 1 form factors. This generation supports up to 4 cores in a 15W envelope with gigabit wi-fi via integrated Intel WIreless-AC 160 MHZ hardware. Inside this architecture is support for USB 3.1, dedicated quad-core audio DSP, and a whole batch of other features included in a variety of potential final products.

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ARM Laptops won’t sell without this important change

ARM Laptops won’t sell without this important change

At SIGGRAPH, Intel tried to sway the attention of the graphically inclined away from NVIDIA’s ray-tracing debut towards it’s upcoming discrete graphics card. That, however, won’t be coming until 2020. But while Intel will be busy fending off AMD and NVIDIA in that arena, it might also be busy fighting another battle that year. 2020 is also when ARM will make its big laptop play to take on both Intel and AMD. But its venture might fall flat on its face unless something important changes within that two-year wait.

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Notebooks are about to get interesting again

Notebooks are about to get interesting again

There's an ebb and flow to every segment in tech, and it looks like notebooks and 2-in-1s are about to get very interesting again. Just as smartphone fans are bemoaning the relatively humdrum pace of development in handsets, now come signs of acceleration in larger mobile devices. That could mean a big shake-up for what's inside your next notebook.

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Intel’s NUC mini PCs just got a serious upgrade

Intel’s NUC mini PCs just got a serious upgrade

Intel's NUC mini PCs are getting more potent, with the chip-maker's tiny desktop computers and kits getting an 8th Gen Core upgrade. The NUC - or "Next Unit of Computing" - started out as a hobby machine, but over eight generations has developed into a legitimate gaming, multimedia, or smart home controller.

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Intel discrete graphics card still coming in 2020

Intel discrete graphics card still coming in 2020

Chip maker giant Intel has seen its kingdom slowly shrinking from the combined onslaught of ARM on the mobile side and AMD’s resurrection on the PC side. While it still has some things to boast about over its long-time rival, the one thing can’t claim is having a superior graphics solution the way AMD has ATI. At SIGGRAPH, Intel is reminding PC makers and users that it won’t be the status quo for too long. It also inadvertently reminded them that it’s not the first time Intel tried to come up with a discrete GPU of its own.

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Foreshadow breaks into Intel SGX security enclave to pilfer data

Foreshadow breaks into Intel SGX security enclave to pilfer data

Intel’s new processor generation can’t come soon enough. Just when you thought the computing world was more or less over the Meltdown and Spectre scare, a new relative pops up. The name this time is less frightening but more ominous: Foreshadow. It’s related to Meltdown in that it exploits speculative execution to illegally read data stored in memory. The difference, and the irony, is that Foreshadow breaks into Intel’s SGX, the very feature that’s meant to protect data even from wayward operating systems and software.

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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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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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Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple releases software fix for MacBook Pro thermal woes

Apple has admitted it made a mistake with the new MacBook Pro, and will push out an update today that addresses the controversial thermal throttling of its latest laptops. The new Core i7 and Core i9 MacBook Pro 15-inch options arrived to a warm reception when Apple announced them earlier this month, but that warmth turned out to be the excessive heat from the new processors.

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Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Just recently Samsung released a short ad that mocked the iPhone X’s slower download speeds, at least compared to the Galaxy S9. That ad based its boast on Ookla’s recent “Speedtest Intelligence” report. Now that same report is being used by Qualcomm to also flaunt its latest Snapdragon 845 with its latest X20 LTE modem. But while it specifically mentions Intel LTE modems as the target of its campaign, it is also making a slight jab at its latest new enemy: Apple.

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Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Apple's most potent MacBook Pro may have a cooling problem, but blame for the toasty Core i9's throttling may not lie entirely at the Cupertino firm's door. The 2018 MacBook Pro offers a six-core Core i9 processor for the first time, one of Intel's fastest CPUs, and instantly became an object of lust for those wanting workstation performance from a portable machine.

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