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.
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The ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo made a splash at Computex 2019 this year, but Intel’s Honeycomb Glacier is yet another intriguing dual-screen gaming laptop. Sporting an innovative dual-hinged design that enables you to prop it up at any angle. At the push of a button, the bottom hinge’s clutch mechanism can be folded back down, while the top is just a standard tension hinge. Features include a 9th-generation H-series Intel processor (8 Core / 16 Thread), Tobii eye-tracker, 15.6-inch FHD top display and a 12.3-inch bottom display for social media and other applications. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Sure, it may not be practical to lug around MSI’s latest entry in its Titan-series laptops, but it’s definitely something you’d want for maximum computing power on-the-go, as it boasts a desktop-class Core i9, which is most likely a K-series with an unlocked multiplier. According to MSI, the top-end model equipped with an 8-core, 16-thread configuration can be overclocked at speeds up to 5GHz. To keep things cool, there’s four fans and 11 heat pipes that generate more than twice the airflow. The company didn’t skimp out on the graphics side of things either, and that’s why it chose the GeForce RTX 2080, which features dedicated ray tracing and tensor cores. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Lets Go Digital has uncovered an Intel patent for an “Electronic Device with Foldable Display Panels” that is basically a smartphone that can fold out like a tablet computer, thanks to three displays that become one single tablet screen when unfolded. In the closed mode, the device easily fits in your pocket. There’s even device support for a stylus that is hidden in one of its corner folds and could possibly be used in a triangle format for presentations or videos. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Intel announced on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it’s working together with Facebook to develop a new artificial intelligence chip set for release in the second half of this year. It aims to help with what researchers call inference, or the process of taking an artificial intelligence algorithm and putting it to use, like automatically tagging friends in photos. This comes after Amazon said it had created an inference chip this past November. Amazon’s chip is not a direct competitor to Intel and Nvidia’s business because it won’t be selling the chips, but instead sell services to its cloud customers that run atop the chips starting next year. Read more to watch Intel’s CES 2019 press conference video.