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The Intel Computex 2024 Keynote Live Blog (8:00pm PT/03:00 UTC)

Closing out the last of the major PC-focused keynotes at Computex 2024 this evening, we have Intel. The long-reigning leader of the PC CPU market, Intel is in the middle of executing its plans to get back on track on both the manufacturing and chip design aspects of the business. Tonight’s keynote, being helmed by…

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AMD Announces The Ryzen AI 300 Series For Mobile: Zen 5 With RDNA 3.5, and XDNA2 NPU With 50 TOPS

During AMD’s opening keynote at Computex 2024, company CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed AMD’s latest AI PC-focused chip lineup for the mobile market, the Ryzen AI 300 series. Based on AMD’s new Zen 5 CPU microarchitecture, the Ryzen AI 300 series – codenamed Strix Point – is intended to offer an across-the-board improvement in mobile…

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Qualcomm’s Computex 2024 keynote: powerful new chips, plus some jokes at Apple’s expense

I’m out in Taiwan at Computex 2024, and I’ve just finished watching Qualcomm’s major keynote presentation, led by CEO Cristiano Amon – somewhat comically dressed in a Snapdragon T-shirt and Windows Copilot-branded sneakers. Naturally, the keynote opened with a promo video – proudly labeled as ‘Shot on Snapdragon’, which is perhaps a cheeky dig at…

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The Qualcomm Computex 2024 Keynote Live Blog (10:30pm PT/05:30 UTC)

For our second keynote of the day for Computex, we have the 4th Musketeer of the great PC powers, Qualcomm. Slated to be the most PC-focused of the four keynotes, company CEO Cristiano Amon will be presenting a keynote entitled “The PC Reborn.” And while Amon is no stranger to giving keynotes, this is slated…

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The challenges of supporting Copilot+ PCs in the enterprise

Earlier in May, Microsoft announced the Copilot+ PC, a new category of Windows PC designed for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Yusuf Mehdi, consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft, claimed the devices, based on Qualcomm silicon, are capable of 40+ TOPS (trillion operations per second), have all-day battery life and would provide access to the most…

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GEEKOM A7 mini-PC Review : Premium Phoenix in a Compact 4×4 Package

The introduction of the Intel NUC in the early 2010s kickstarted the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) trend for desktop systems. Processors with TDPs ranging from 6 – 15W formed the backbone of this segment in the initial years. The emergence of configurable TDPs for notebook processors has prompted some vendors to introduce UCFF systems with regular…

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Microsoft goes all-in on AI hardware with Copilot Plus PCs

During an AI-focused event at the company’s headquarters on Monday, Microsoft announced a new line of laptops called Copilot Plus PCs. In addition to introducing two of its own Copilot Plus PCs, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that its partners Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are all working on their own laptops with…

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Currys signs up Microsoft and Accenture to modernise IT

Currys has chosen Microsoft and Accenture to enable it to develop core cloud technology infrastructure to support artificial intelligence (AI)-powered initiatives. The electronics retailer plans to use the latest AI technologies to enhance operations, elevate the shopping experience and improve the experience of its retail workforce. Through the contract, Accenture and Microsoft, together with their…

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Acer reveals Predator and Nitro Radeon RX 7000 GPUs as it steps more confidently into third-party graphics at CES 2024

At CES 2024, Acer has announced an expansion of its graphics card portfolio, introducing new models including the Predator BiFrost AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT OC and a selection of Nitro graphics cards powered by the latest AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, including AMD’s newest card, the Radeon RX 7600 XT. Announced at the beginning…

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AMD reveals a full stack of shiny new Ryzen laptop processors, supercharged with AI

Hot on the heels of a catty attack from Intel, AMD has just announced the next lineup of Ryzen processors that we’ll be seeing in next year’s best laptops – a whopping nine new chips, all bearing the Ryzen 8040 name and equipped with AMD’s ‘XDNA’ AI technology.The new processors, codenamed ‘Hawk Point’, are already…

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