Meltdown! Kaiser! Spectre! How bad are these security threats? How much will they slowdown YOUR PC? We’ve got more info on these issues, and links to press releases and industry analysis. Buckle up folks! 2018 is off to a rocky start for the entire computing industry!
A terrible start for 2018 and Intel. A security flaw was discovered in Intel hardware, and the fix could be VERY costly. Depending on what processor is in your computer, you might see performance losses anywhere from 5% to 30%. Yikes. And yes, even you Mac users will be affected. Here’s the scoop on Intel’s Kernel Security flaw. Pretty sure my next PC build will be an AMD…
In the first-ever episode of Newegg Now, Trisha and Juan Carlos share exclusive limited-time deals, discuss the latest Windows 10 updates, the newest member of the Surface family, RAM overclocking, 180-degree gaming, and what makes a good gaming chair. Episode partners include Microsoft, G.SKILL, MSI, and Vertagear.
I have put together a very nice 4k Gaming System for you today. It’s not an entry level but you can expect top notch 4k gaming and Video production with this great System. This is the Building of the system and the review should out soon with benchmarks and opportunities for improvements.
Ryzen CPUs are hot and they give you high quality performance at an amazing price. I had a chance to see a demo of a head to head encoding test on 2 almost identical systems other than the CPUs. Check it out and see who wins.
Tech comparisons often fall into confirmation bias, telling people what they want to hear. Let’s get my personal bias out of the way right now. I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s current strategy of consolidating their operating systems under Windows 10, and making sure you can access all of their services no matter which phone, tablet, or computer you use.
Pricing, form factor, accessories, even the apps showcased, Apple claims they have the solution for mobile productivity. How does their new iPad Pro compare to the older Surface Pro 3? Let’s take a look.
As Lenovo continues their lead as the number one PC manufacturer, the company took the wraps off of two new lines of laptops available next month.
Billed as the “Ultimate multimedia workstation for music and movie lovers”, these new Z laptops are focused on home entertainment. Full HD displays will be powered by Intel processors (up to a Core i7) and there will be options for discreet AMD graphics. Dolby is on tap for their surround sound technology, and the Z51 will also come with Intel’s RealSense 3D front facing camera. The RealSense camera can be used for gaming, capturing 3D photos, or scanning objects for 3D printing.
The 14″ Z41 and 15″ Z51 will start at $499. A Z51 with 3D camera and 8GB of RAM will sell for $599
Lenovo Ideapad 100
Getting down to basics, this new Ideapad is focused on delivering a streamlined experience at a low price.
In 14 and 15 inch flavors, Ideapad 100 borrows from recent tablet success using an Intel BayTrail low power processor, and can be configured with up to 500GB of storage. The slim notebook will start at $249 when it’s released later next month.
Lenovo is building out a line of small form factor PC’s under the “THINK” branding. The hardware certainly has a business-grade focus, and can be paired with an excellent monitor dock. Is the M83 a good fit for personal use too? Let’s take a look!