At Computex 2019, MediaTek has announced that its upcoming 5G SoC (system-on-chip, or processor) integrates a 5G modem to deliver 5G in a more cost-efficient way than what’s on the market today, namely Qualcomm’s X55 modem, usually coupled with its Snapdragon 855 processor.
When Apple introduced the Touch Bar to its MacBook Pro lineup, it was supposed to be a game changer in terms of how we used our laptops. Unfortunately, many still seem to largely prefer having a row of function keys instead of a OLED strip, although this isn’t to say that it is completely useless.
Laptops are a dime a dozen and it’s hard for companies to truly stand out. However, at Computex 2019, we saw how ASUS attempted to break the mold with its ZenBook Pro Duo that comes with a 4K secondary screen built right above its keyboard. If you thought that was wild, Intel might have ASUS beat.
Dell has unveiled a handful of new products at Computex and the new XPS 13 2-in-1 is one of them. The company had previously launched a refreshed version of the XPS 13 at CES earlier this year. The new 2-in-1 model gets a complete overhaul which includes design improvements as well as more powerful internals.
Most of the time, our laptops are made from polycarbonate bodies or aluminum. There are several reasons for this, such as affordability, weight, and also better heat conductivity. However, for those who wouldn’t mind seeing more material options when it comes to our laptops, HP is more than happy to oblige.
A lot of the gaming laptops that we’re seeing in the market today can come across a bit garish, what with their sharp angular designs and glowing RGBs. However, we get it, but in case you wanted a gaming laptop that didn’t look too obvious, Alienware might have something for you with its new m15 and m17 gaming laptops.
The overall design of laptops hasn’t really changed that much over the decades since they’ve been around. For the most part, they’re clamshell devices that features a screen on one end, and a keyboard on the other. However, it seems that ASUS is hoping to turn the industry on its head with the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo.
One of fun aspects of building your own PC is being able to pick and choose the various components, such as the motherboard, the RAM, the GPU, and also the case. Some builders might not be fussed about cases, while others want a case that can show off the innards of their builds.
You won’t find a MediaTek processor in flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung and LG but you will find that many affordable devices run on MediaTek’s processors and modems. The company unveiled the Helio M70 modem at Computex 2018 this week. It’s MediaTek’s first 5G modem which will bring affordable devices into the 5G net.
MSI has announced the launch of a new gaming monitor which it says is going to be blazing fast. The MSI Oculux NXG251 is a 25 inch 1080p gaming monitor compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync that touts a blistering 240 Hz refresh rate and 0.5 millisecond response time. The company has aimed this display at serious gamers and eSports professionals.
Mechanical gaming keyboards for the most part used to rely on Cherry MX switches as their switch of choice. However in recent years we’ve started to see more companies turn to the use of their own switches, presumably to create a more unique experience and also to potentially cut cost.
It was reported last week that Lenovo may have a new Yoga Book in the pipeline. It launched the original convertible laptop back in 2016 so the company is certainly due to launch a successor. Lenovo hasn’t revealed everything about the new device just yet but it did tease the Yoga Book 2 during Intel’s e21FORUM keynote presentation at Computex 2018.
Some of you might remember the iconic 8086 processor from Intel that was released 40 years ago. Intel is a lot different from what it was back then and it has made significant advancements in processor technology over the past four decades. The company has decided to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its 8086 processor by launching its first 5GHz desktop CPU, the aptly titled Core i7-8086K.
Even before you open a laptop’s lid, you can imagine where it’s touchpad might be located. It’s perhaps the only thing that’s somewhat constant in all of the different notebooks made by dozens of OEMs. However, ASUS has gone in a different direction with its new ZenBook Pro 15. The notebook ditches the conventional touchpad in favor of a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display it’s calling the ScreenPad.