The Intel Core i7-10700KF Desktop Processor was designed for gaming, and you can get one for $264.63 shipped, today only, originally $361. Using Intel’s Hyper-Threading, the core-count is effectively doubled to 16 threads, complete with 16MB of L3 cache, while operating at 3.8 GHz by default, but can boost up to 5.1 GHz, depending on the workload. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
Remember Apple’s “Get a Mac” campaign that ran from 2006 to 2009? The ones that opened to a minimalist all-white background, and a man dressed in casual clothes introduces himself as an Apple Macintosh computer (Justin Long), while a man in a more formal suit-and-tie combination introduces himself as a Microsoft Windows personal computer (John Hodgman). Now, Intel has hired the former to point out a few shortcomings of Macs, or at least what Intel thinks. Read more for the video and additional information.
Intel’s all-new NUC 9 Extreme NUC9i9QNX (Ghost Canyon) is touted as the smallest gaming PC that you can buy without having to build from scratch. What sets this one apart from others is its modular design, built around Intel’s Compute Element, which means as you outgrow your processor, simply replace the entire Compute Element with a newer version. Read more for two videos and additional information.
A computer enthusiast from Japan who goes by “Samurai Channel” on YouTube posts various videos of daily life, but the ones that really went viral involved cooking real foods on various computer processors. Most modern CPUs are kept cool with computer fans as well as heatsink fans by actively exhausting hot air, but when this doesn’t happen, the temperatures get hot enough to fry an egg, literally. Read more for two videos and additional information.
At first glance, this may appear to be a cooling station of sorts, but it’s actually the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, which is being touted as the first truly modular desktop system that utilizes the company’s new ultra-compact N1 chassis. It’s compatible with the Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element and seamlessly combines Razer’s minimalistic design language into a gaming chassis to create a one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and framerates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Say goodbye to bulky gaming PCs, and hello to Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC (Next Unit of Computing) 9 Extreme, which may have a diminutive stature, but is still large enough to hold a dedicated graphics card. Just two screws hold down the lid, which cover its twin 80mm exhaust fans, spring-loaded copper connectors, a pair of Wi-Fi antennas, the power cable, and a modified 500W FlexATX power supply. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Intel Executive Vice President Gregory Bryant previewed Intel’s latest concept device, a foldable OLED tablet that’s been code-named “Horseshoe Bend.” It’s based on Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake mobile processors, and the design is similar in size to a 12-inch laptop with a folding touchscreen display that can be opened up to more than 17-inches. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is touted as the world’s first gaming ultrabook, and rightfully so. Weighing in at 3.1-pounds, the two stealth variants are powered by the Intel 10th Gen Core i7-1065G7 processor, 16GB of fast LPDDR4 3,733MHz dual-channel RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, 512GB PCIe SSD, and the 4K UHD model sports a 13.3″ glass panel with touch integration, complete with Razer’s signature tone-on-tone matte black finish. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Apple today revealed the all-new Mac Pro with a completely redesigned chassis for professionals who push the limits of what a Mac can do. This system features workstation-class Xeon processors (up to 28 cores), a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture boasting the world’s most powerful graphics card, while an Apple Afterburner accelerator card enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Another day, another dual-screen laptop, and this time, it’s Intel’s “Twin Rivers”. Featuring two 1920×1280 displays that can be used in a traditional convertible mode, which enables users to rotate between laptop and tent modes. Though you can type directly on the bottom screen with a virtual keyboard, Intel also provides an ultra compact Bluetooth keyboard that can be placed on top of the display. Plus, the second display can be used as a digital trackpad for controlling your mouse cursor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.