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Nvidia expands GTX 16-Series with new mobile graphics and desktop GTX 1650

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Nvidia's Turing architecture is making its way to more affordable gaming laptops. While the Nvidia 20-Series graphics processors (GPUs) – like the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 – have seen mobile versions released on high-end gaming laptops, now more affordable 16-Series GPUs are coming to gaming laptops as well.

Nvidia's new 16-Series mobile GPUs have debuted in builds from all major manufacturers, like Dell, Acer, Asus and Lenovo. The new graphics processors will also be available to boutique laptop builders.… Read the full article

Intel’s new H-Series mobile processors bring high performance to laptops

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Intel is continuing the journey of rounding out its Coffee Lake Refresh processor (CPU) family with a new slew of high-performance mobile CPUs. Anyone looking for high-power CPUs in laptops will likely be looking at computers powered by these new models in the near future.

Intel is simultaneously expanding its lineup of 9th-generation Intel Core desktop processors alongside the launch of the high-performance, H-Series of 9th-gen Intel Core mobile processors. These new mobile processors are indicated with the suffix 'H' or 'HK'.… Read the full article

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 release date, news and rumors

By | April 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5 leaks and rumors are already starting to circulate, and we may be several months away from the announcement of the new tablet. Before that day comes, we want to keep track of all the bits of information we've heard and all of the hopes and expectations we have for the future Galaxy Tab S5.

It's been less than a year since Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S4, so it may still be early to start wishing for a Galaxy Tab S5.… Read the full article

Apple macOS 10.15 may adapt even more iOS 12 features, like Screen Time

By | April 19th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple's closed ecosystem may start to get more uniform as well, as there have been ongoing hints that iOS and macOS will start to share more and more features and applications. The latest rumor is that a few select iOS 12 features will appear in macOS 10.15, according to sources speaking with 9to5Mac.

The iOS features expected to come to macOS 10.15 include Siri Shortcuts (and potentially the Shortcuts app), Screen Time, improved Apple ID management and special iMessage effects.… Read the full article

New HP Chromebook 15 laptop is a straightforward work machine

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

HP has a new Chromebook coming to sit atop its lineup of Chrome laptops in terms of size, at least. The new device is the HP Chromebook 15, and it will come starting at $449 (about £345, AU$630) in the US.

The new HP Chromebook 15 is a no-nonsense affair. It doesn't have any of the flourishes that some of HP's other Chromebooks do. No 360-degree hinge, like the HP Chromebook 14 x360, and no HP Active Pen support, like the HP Chromebook 12 x2.… Read the full article

New Microsoft Surface Hub 2S finally replaces original model

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft's update to the original Surface Hub is finally coming. The tech giant announced the new Surface Hub 2S in New York City today with a launch date that will be a little more than a year after the company first teased the Surface Hub 2.

The Surface Hub 2S will arrive in the US this June, with more markets to follow thereafter. Those additional markets will be ones where the original Hub was sold. The starting price in the US will be $8,999 (about £6,900, AU$12,680).… Read the full article

AMD Ryzen R1000 SoC to power the still-unreleased Atari VCS

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

AMD has updated its lineup of embedded systems-on-chip (SoC) with two new variants. Alongside that announcement comes news that Atari is going to use one of the new SoCs to power the upcoming Atari VCS gaming and entertainment console, Guru3D reports.

The new AMD Ryzen Embedded R-Series will come in two variants, the Ryzen R1606G and R1505G. Both are nearly identical, packing dual-core CPUs with four treads and three Vega GPU compute units. The R1606G has slightly higher base and boost clock speeds than the R1505G, but otherwise the core specs are the same.… Read the full article

Leaks show Intel Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs have T-Series models incoming

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It's been just over a year since Intel's 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors (CPU) got low-powered T-Series variants. Now, with the Coffee Lake Refresh in full swing, it makes sense to expect low-power versions. It appears that may be exactly what is coming, according to leaks compiled by Hexus.

A series of leaks detailed the names, specs and thermal design power (TDP) levels of various T-Series processors. An important aspect for low-power builds is that TDP, which all of the new T-Series processors appear to share at a low 35W.… Read the full article

Sharp is working on a new Dynabook AIO with an 8K, 120Hz display

By | April 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sharp is starting to make more moves with Toshiba's computer business, which Sharp acquired for $36 million last year. A new all-in-one (AIO) computer with a serious display, something Sharp is known for, was shown off with the Dynabook branding, as spotted by PC Watch.

The new computer wasn't spotted with any specific name, but it got the Dynabook branding that Toshiba recently shifted towards.

The new Dynabook is an AIO with a 31.5-inch display using an 8K IGZO panel capable of hitting 800 nits worth of brightness.… Read the full article

Moto Z4 release date, price, news and rumors

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

In four months, Motorola's Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play will be a year old. That means it's getting to be time to think about what the future holds for Motorola's flagship series of modular smartphones.

While a recently released mod turned the Moto Z3 into the first true 5G phone, there's still a good likelihood that Motorola has more in the works for the Moto Z line. Though, the question of just what it has in mind is what we'll explore here.… Read the full article