Laptops

AMD is preparing Ryzen 5000 APUs for laptops, but not all will be Zen 3-based

Something to look forward to: AMD kicked off an excellent year of tech with the release of Renoir, the Ryzen 4000 series mobile APUs. Now their replacements are due: but lightning rarely strikes twice, and it appears that AMD isn't ready for another revolution. The new Ryzen mobile series is suspected to have a mix…

Caution: macOS 11 Big Sur may brick your 2013 – 2014 MacBook Pro

In context: Many people like to be the first to own the latest technology, but riding the bleeding edge can have its hazards. Whether it's hardware or software, being an early adopter is not always the wisest move. Users of older MacBook Pros are learning this the hard way with Big Sur. Apple released macOS…

Arm’s Cortex-A78C is a powerful new processor core for laptops

Something to look forward to: Arm has just announced a new processor core, the Cortex-A78C. It’s a revision of the Cortex-A78 mobile processor, but it doubles down on the features that on-the-go laptops need. It has more cache, it can operate at higher clock speeds, and it can be configured to use up to eight…

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, Ryzen 5 4500U Review

Today we’re completing our testing of AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs with a look at the Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 5 4500U, two mainstream chips in the series that have become available in a wider range of laptops in the past few weeks. Testing all of AMD’s Zen 2 APUs has been a challenge…

Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7 laptop weighs in at just 4 pounds, powered by Ryzen 9 4900H

In a nutshell: Lenovo's latest addition to the Legion family is a slim gaming laptop packing powerful internals such as AMD's Ryzen 4900H APU, Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics, and ample RAM and SSD in a relatively thin case that weighs less than 4 pounds. When Lenovo refreshed its Legion gaming laptop line this year,…

Acer partners with Porsche Design to create a sleek, high-class notebook for $1,399

In brief: What do you get when a laptop maker joins forces with the design branch of a car company? Apparently, you get the Porsche Design Acer Book RS -- that's quite the mouthful, but it's a real product, and the result of a new collaboration between Acer and Porsche Design (if you hadn't guessed…

Microsoft is bringing x64 emulation to Windows 10 on Arm

Something to look forward to: Although it was bound to happen at some point, Microsoft says x64 emulation for Windows 10 on Arm will soon become a reality. This could finally solve the app gap that makes Arm-based Windows tablets and laptops less attractive than Intel-based equivalents despite the potential to be more energy-efficient. One…

Next-gen AMD APUs will have DDR5 support and Navi 2 graphics

In brief: An update to the Linux source code has confirmed that the next-generation of AMD Ryzen APUs, code-named Van Gogh, will have support for DDR5/LPDDR5 memory and will use Navi 2 integrated GPUs. Although little is known about the Van Gogh architecture, we do know that it will use Zen 2 processor cores built…

HP’s Labor Day Sale is live: great deals on laptops, monitors, printers, and more

Labor Day is next week, which means it's a great time to grab some bargains. HP’s Labor Day sale is on now and running until September 12, offering big discounts on a variety of tech goods. We’ve highlighted some of the best deals on top items, including powerful gaming PCs, stunning monitors, best-in-class laptops, and…

The Best AMD Ryzen Gaming Laptops (So Far)

As a culmination to our testing of Ryzen Mobile 4000-H processors and the various laptops they are found in, today we’re discussing the best AMD gaming laptops on the market so far. It's clear that mobile Ryzen is not as widely available as we wished, but various new laptops have been released and reception has…
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ZTE Axon 20 5G: First phone with under-display camera will launch in Malaysia

The ZTE Axon 20 5G is the first phone to feature an under-display camera and it’s finally available out of China.  Under-display technology not limited to its selfie lens This unique phone has a huge 6.92-inch OLED panel that pushes FHD+ resolution. Its 32MP selfie camera is hidden under the display, so you won’t be…

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UBI confirms three Samsung foldables coming in 2021, reveals screen details

This is not the first time we hear about this, but a report by OLED researchers from UBI Research says Samsung will release three foldable devices in 2021. As the company focuses more of its efforts on the quickly growing niche and will even sacrifice its Note line for it it will deliver a Galaxy…

Monkeys See Things That Aren’t There With Artificial Vision Brain Implant

Using brain implants, scientists have triggered the perception of shapes in the visual field of monkeys. Sounds spooky, but the technology could enable artificial eyesight in people with severe visual impairments. Researchers have used a high-definition neuroprosthesis to trigger the perception of discernible shapes, and even the movement of these shapes, in monkeys. As described…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Max) long-term review

Introduction Xiaomi makes a ton of mid-rangers, but the Redmi Note 9 Pro has consistently stood out in the past few months, attracting consistently high interest. So we got curious about it and decided to do this long-term review to figure out whether it also manages to stand out in what it offers in day-to-day…