Notebooks

Minisforum has formally announced its V3, one of the industry's first AMD Ryzen 7 8840U-based hybrid PCs that can serve as a tablet, a laptop, and an external display, which is why the company positions it as a '3-in-1' system. As the machine packs an eight-core CPU, it may offer the performance of some mid-range laptops. Meanwhile, despite being a 'tablet,' it has two USB4 ports and an SD card reader, a rare feature for this class of devices. The Minisforum V3 is closer to a classic laptop than a tablet, but this happens often. The system features a 14-inch detachable multitouch display with a 2560×1600 resolution, a 500 nits brightness, a 165 Hz refresh rate (which will undoubtedly be appreciated by gamers), and a...

Asus Unveils Dual-Screen Laptop: Zenbook Duo with two 14-inch OLED Displays

Modern higher-end 14 and 16-inch-class notebooks offer performance that is enough for the vast majority of productivity and even content creation workloads. As a result, the main limitation of...

9 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2024

Intel Intros Core (Series 1) U-Series Mobile Chips: Raptor Lake Refreshed for Thin & Light

Alongside Intel’s bevvy of 14th Generation Core product announcements for desktop and mobile today, the company is also releasing a collection of new SKUs under their new Core (Series...

1 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2024

Microsoft Swaps Menu Key For Copilot AI Key on Windows Keyboards, Directs OEMs To Do The Same

Microsoft is betting big on artificial intelligence and generative AI at all levels of the company, from servers and Azure down to individual Windows PCs. And that big bet...

30 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2024

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series with Zen 4c: Smaller Cores, Bigger Efficiency

In May, AMD unveiled their Ryzen 7040U series of CPUs designed for thin and light notebooks, which they codenamed 'Phoenix.' Initially, AMD announced four Zen 4-based CPUs for the...

45 by Gavin Bonshor & Ryan Smith on 11/2/2023

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Performance Preview: A First Look at What’s to Come

Last week we saw the announcement of Qualcomm’s first post-Nuvia laptop SoC design, the Snapdragon X Elite. A new brand name being anchored by a new, custom Qualcomm CPU...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 7945HX3D: Ryzen Mobile Gets 3D V-Cache

For this year's ChinaJoy expo, AMD is taking to the show to announce a new and very special mobile CPU for high-end, desktop replacement-class laptops: the Ryzen 9 7945HX3D...

51 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/27/2023

The Razer Blade 14 (2023) Laptop Review: Ryzen 9 7940HS Tested With GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics

Perhaps one of the most popular brands in the realm of gaming, if not the most popular, is Razer. Offering products across multiple categories, although primarily renowned for their...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2023

Razer Updates The Blade 14 With Ryzen 9 7940HS, Up to RTX 4070 and 32 GB DDR5-5600

Despite running late and experiencing shipping delays, AMD's latest Zen 4 mobile chips with RDNA 3 graphics and Ryzen AI, the Ryzen 7040HS mobile chips, are becoming more widely...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2023

AMD Ryzen Pro 7000 and 7040 Series Processors : Zen 4 For Commercial Deployments

As is a constant whenever AMD launches their latest desktop and mobile processors, they typically deploy and release a professional and commercial line-up of these processors a few months...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen Mobile 7040U Series: Phoenix To Fly Into Thin Notebooks

Back at CES 2023, AMD announced a wave of upcoming Ryzen Mobile SKUs based on its Zen 4 silicon to launch in Q1 2023. Despite experiencing several delays in...

71 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/3/2023

Intel Announces Gracemont-based N-Series Processors For Entry-Level Mobile and Desktop Systems

Although Intel's 13th Gen Core mobile announcement tends to steal the limelight away from many of its other product announcements, Intel has also announced four new SKUs from its...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/3/2023

Updated AMD Notebook Roadmap: Zen 4 on 4nm in 2023, Zen 5 By End of 2024

As we've come to expect during AMD's Financial Analyst Day (FAD), we usually get small announcements about big things coming in the future. This includes updated product roadmaps for...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/9/2022

AMD's Ryzen 9 6900HS Rembrandt Benchmarked: Zen3+ Power and Performance Scaling

Earlier this year, AMD announced an update to its mobile processor line that we weren’t expecting quite so soon. The company updated its Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors, which are...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/1/2022

Intel Expands 12th Gen Core to Ultraportable Laptops, from 5-cores at 9 W to 14-cores at 28 W

Over the years Intel has prided itself on its ability to provide processors that fit into the ultraportable, professional market. We’re talking thin and light designs with obscene levels...

92 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/19/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Announces Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition

During CES 2022, ASUS unveiled its Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition notebook. Built around the Zenbook 14 OLED series of compact yet high-performance laptops, the Zenbook 14X OLED Space...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, 17 Inch Foldable With Thunderbolt 4

At CES 2020, Intel showcased its Tiger Lake hardware with an interesting 'Horseshoe Bend' 17-inch foldable laptop. Fast forward two years and ASUS has taken the concept and run...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Unveils Zenbook 14 OLED, Intel Evo Laptop with Alder Lake

As part of its desire to upgrade its existing laptop and notebook ranges with the latest and greatest hardware available, ASUS has announced during CES 2022 that it has...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

AMD Mobile GPU 2022 Update: Radeon 6000S Series, 6x50M Parts, and Navi 24-Based 6500M and 6300M

As part of a jam-packed CES keynote presentation this morning, AMD has announced a slew of updates to its mobile graphics lineup. Altogether, AMD is introducing one new GPU...

7 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2022

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit: Day 2 Keynote on ACPC and Gaming

We're here on Day 2 of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit, ready for a keynote on the next generation of Always Connected PCs (ACPCs) and non-Smartphone gaming. We've got...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/1/2021

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