Intel launches hybrid notebook processor

Two and half years ago at an Intel Architecture Day event, Intel revealed its 3D packaging interconnect concept it call Foveros. It sounded intriguing then, but Intel didn’t have much more to say about afterwards. Intel said at the time that Foveros would pave the way for devices and systems combining high-performance, high-density and low-power silicon process technologies.  Foveros is … Read more

OEMs launch 100+ laptop designs with GeForce GPUs

(Source: Asus)   Nvidia, Intel, and over 100 notebook OEMs introduce new, powerful, and affordable devices just in time to support the work-at-home mandates of the COVID-19 crisis. Intel announced the long-anticipated 10th gen H Core i7 mobile CPU with improved power management and 5G capability. Nvidia introduced the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and 2070 Super GPUs for laptops. The … Read more

Varjo changes the game

The Finnish headset company Varjo is building no-compromise VR. In 2019, the company started making a strong case for its high-resolution products including its VR-2 headsets and its new mixed reality headset, the XR-1, being sold to developers. The company has been iterating on the same design built around human-eye resolution, integrated eye tracking, and support for industrial applications. The … Read more

Lenovo launches light workstation

Lenovo has introduced the next generation of its ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations with the release of five new ThinkPads, including the ThinkPad P73, ThinkPad P53, ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and ThinkPad P53s and P43s. The new portfolio, says the company, is designed to meet the ever-changing power and portability needs of modern professionals across industries—both in the office and … Read more

Good week for AMD

Following on the heels of the big Samsung deal, AMD got another boost on Monday when Apple announced the Mac Pro workstation based on AMD graphics AIBs. Apple has about 8% market share of a 5.5-million units market, so the company can look forward to something north of 500k high-end (high-margin) AIBs being sold to Apple. If you’re interested in … Read more

On the horizon; AMD Intel, Lenovo, Nvidia, and Qualcomm tease new products and updates

Computex is shaping up to be another big year. Our friends at AMD, Intel, and Nvidia have been bugging us with hints and promises and demands because they’re lining up their big announcements and they want to make sure we recognize Computex week as a worldwide celebration of compute power. AMD is expected to show the 2nd Gen of Ryzen but … Read more

The foldable Thinkpad X1

I didn’t get to see this new machine from Lenovo, but like others, I am fascinated by its potential, and curious about its durability.  The new PC was unveiled in a conference in Orlando, Florida, and comes with a foldable 13.3-inch touch screen display and a keyboard attachment. The display was made in collaboration with South Korean company LG and … Read more

Continued decline forecasted for PC

Despite pockets of encouragement According to IDC’s crystal ball, traditional PCs are forecast to contract at a CAGR of -0.9% till 2022 with volumes dropping from 259.4 million in 2017 to 248.3 million in 2022. IDC sees a ray of sunshine in this bleak forecast when detachable tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro are included, and the growth rate … Read more