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The Intel Core Processor Number Guide - What They Mean!

The Intel Core Processor Number Guide – What They Mean!

The Intel Core processor number system changes with every generation, including the new 10th Gen Ice Lake and 10th Gen Comet Lake processors!

In this guide, we will share with you exactly what those letters and numbers mean!

10 Generations, 10 Number Systems!

Every Intel Core processor generation varies in how they are numbered. We will go through each generation from the latest 10th Gen Core all the way to the first-generation Core processors.

 

10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number Systems

Even though they are both part of the same 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, the Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors have different processor number systems.

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of three digits, it now uses just two digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-1068 is faster than Core i7-1065.

Level of Graphics

Replacing the Product Line Suffix, this gives us a rough indication of the processor graphics’ performance level.

  • G7 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 64 Execution Units
  • G4 : Intel Iris Plus Graphics with 48 Execution Units
  • G1 : Intel UHD Graphics with 32 Execution Units

Intel started using this graphics indicator in the 10th Gen Intel Core processor number system, because this will be a major model differentiator.

For example, they announced three Intel Core i5-1035 models, differentiated only by their processor graphics :

  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (64 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 : Intel Iris Pro Graphics (48 EUs)
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 : Intel UHD Graphics (32 EUs)

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10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Processors

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • Core i7 : enthusiast class
  • Core i5 : mainstream processors
  • Core i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

This is now a 2-digit number 10 for the 10th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

Instead of two digits that Ice Lake uses, Comet Lake uses three digits, but the concept is the same – the higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general.

For example, the Core i7-10710 is faster than Core i7-10510.

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely-low power (mobile only)

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9th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i9 : prosumer class, with the most processing cores
  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 9 – quickly tells us that this is a 9th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i9-9900 is faster than Core i9-9880
  • Core i7-9850 is faster than Core i7-9750

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier
  • F : Does not come with processor graphics, requires discrete graphics
  • T : Power-optimised
  • S : Special Edition
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)

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8th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i9 : prosumer class, with the most processing cores
  • i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 8 – quickly tells us that this is an 8th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-8750 is faster than Core i7-8700
  • Core i5-8500 is faster than Core i5-8400

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • G : Includes discrete graphics on package (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)

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7th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 7 – quickly tells us that this is a 7th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-7700 is faster than Core i7-7600
  • Core i5-7Y57 is faster than Core i5-7Y54

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier
  • H : High performance graphics
  • Q : Quad-core processor
  • U : Ultra-low power
  • Y : Extremely low power

 

6th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 6 – quickly tells us that this is a 6th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-6700 is faster than Core i7-6600
  • Core i5-6600 is faster than Core i5-6500

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)
  • HK : High performance graphics, unlocked multiplier (mobile only)
  • HQ : High performance graphics, quad-core processor (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)

 

5th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 5 – quickly tells us that this is a 5th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-5700 is faster than Core i7-5600
  • Core i5-5300 is faster than Core i5-5200

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • C : Unlocked LGA1150 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • R : BGA1364 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • H : High performance graphics (mobile only)
  • HQ : High performance graphics, quad-core processor (mobile only)
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

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4th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 4 – quickly tells us that this is a 4th Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-4900 is faster than Core i7-4800
  • Core i5-4400 is faster than Core i5-4300

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • R : BGA1364 processor with high-performance graphics (desktop only)
  • S : Performance-optimised model (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • M : Mobile processor
  • MQ : Quad-core mobile processor
  • MX : Extreme Edition mobile processor
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

 

3rd Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors
  • M : ultra-low power mobile processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 3 – quickly tells us that this is a 3rd Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-3770 is faster than Core i7-3720
  • Core i5-3470 is faster than Core i5-3450

Letter Suffix

This primarily tells us whether it is an Extreme Edition processor or not :

  • X : Extreme Edition processor

Product Line Suffix

This tells us more about the processor features, for a particular model :

  • K : Unlocked processor multiplier (desktop only)
  • S : Performance-optimised model (desktop only)
  • T : Power-optimised (desktop only)
  • M : Mobile processor
  • QM : Quad-core mobile processor
  • U : Ultra-low power (mobile only)
  • Y : Extremely low power (mobile only)

 

2nd Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The first number – 2 – quickly tells us that this is a 2nd Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-2860 is faster than Core i7-2820
  • Core i5-2700 is faster than Core i5-2600

 

1st Gen Intel Core Processor Number System

Brand Modifier

This is what most people think of as the performance category.

  • i7 : enthusiast class, with the most processing cores
  • i5 : mainstream processors
  • i3 : entry-level processors

Gen Indicator

The lack of a Gen Indicator of 1 tells us that this is a 1st Generation Intel Core processor.

SKU Numeric Digits

This is what we consumers use as a rough indicator of the processor’s overall performance.

The higher the number, the better the processor’s performance in general. For example :

  • Core i7-990 is faster than Core i7-980
  • Core i5-660 is faster than Core i5-650

 

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The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 Laptop Review

The Dell Inspiron family of laptops are designed for the home or home office. As such, they offer a variety of designs in three different series – the Inspiron 7000 Series, the Inspiron 5000 Series and the Inspiron 3000 Series. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their latest 2-in-1 laptops from the Dell Inspiron 5000 Series – the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368), which recently received a minor refresh (5378).

Updated @ 2017-07-12 : Updated the article with fresh links and minor changes and corrections.

Originally posted @ 2016-11-21

 

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) Specifications

The older Inspiron 13 5368 and the newer Inspiron 13 5378 have the same build and design. They only differ in the processor and storage options. We compare their specifications for your convenience.

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368) LaptopDell Inspiron 13 5000 (5378) Laptop
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (64-bit)
Pre-Installed SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Microsoft Office 2016 Trial
McAfee Security Center (15 month subscription)
Processor6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor
- 2.5 GHz base frequency. 3.1 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
6th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U dual-core processor
- 2.7 GHz base frequency. 3.5 GHz boost frequency
- 4 MB L2 cache
Memory8 GB Single Channel DDR3L-1600 memory8 GB Single Channel DDR4-2133 memory
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 520Intel HD Graphics 620
Display13.3" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
13.3" Backlit LED touch display
- TrueLife Technology
- Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Storage256 GB SanDisk Z400s solid state drive1 TB Toshiba MQ02ABF100 hard disk drive
Optical DriveNoneNone
Wireless ConnectivityIntel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Intel 3165AC module
- 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
CameraIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone arrayIntegrated widescreen 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array
Audio2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
2 tuned speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
1 combo headphone / microphone jack
BatteryIntegrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr / 2750 mAh @ 15.2 V
Integrated 3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr / 2750 mAh @ 15.2 V
A/C Adapter45 watt AC adapter45 watt AC adapter
PortsHDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Noble lock slot
SD card reader
HDMI 1.4a x 1
USB 3.0 with PowerShare x 1, USB 3.0 x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
Noble lock slot
SD card reader
KeyboardFull-sized, backlit keyboardFull-sized, backlit keyboard
TouchpadMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrollingMulti-touch gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
Maximum DimensionsHeight : 20.4 mm (0.80")
Width : 324.8 mm (12.76")
Depth : 224.4 mm (8.85")
Height : 20.4 mm (0.80")
Width : 324.8 mm (12.76")
Depth : 224.4 mm (8.85")
Weight1.62 kg (3.56 lbs)1.62 kg (3.56 lbs)
Warranty (Default)2 Years Premium Support (Next Business Day Onsite Service)2 Years Premium Support (Next Business Day Onsite Service)
Regulatory ComplianceE-Star 6.1, EPEAT SilverE-Star 6.1, EPEAT Silver
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Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 13 5000

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) came in a white nondescript cardboard box. When we opened it up, we found the power brick and cable in a top tray. The laptop itself is cradled between two cardboard spacers below it.

A small leaflet on the laptop’s safety and regulatory compliance, as well as a Quick Start Guide, can be found inside. This is a review sample, but we are pretty sure this is what you can expect to find in the box of the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price).

Next Page > The Dell Inspiron 13 5000, Connectivity Options, Keyboard & Touch Pad

 

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The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is a premium convertible laptop that is designed to switch effortlessly between the standard laptop mode, and a tablet mode. It can also be used in the tent mode, and the stand mode.

It only ships in a dark grey colour, and unlike some other Dell Inspiron models, you cannot swap the display cover. The grey colour may be staid but offers great contrast for the matter black keys, which are backlit for visibility in the dark.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is classified as convertible type, like the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) 2-in-1 laptop we reviewed earlier. You switch to the tablet mode by flipping the keyboard section all the way over. This makes for a thicker and heavier tablet, but it also allows the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 to used in different modes – laptop modestand modetent modetablet mode.

In our experience, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) works best in the laptop, stand and tent modes. Although it works well in the tablet mode, it feels rather chunky and heavy. After all, it is more than twice as heavy as the 12.9″ iPad Pro, and thrice as thick.

 

Connectivity Options

On the left side of the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price), you will find the power port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and a headphone port. The USB 3.0 port next to the HDMI port supports PowerShare, which allows you to recharge your mobile devices even when the Inspiron 13 5000 is powered down.

Just under the display lid in the front is a small LED light that serves as a Power and battery status light. You can also use the Fn+H key to switch it to a SSD activity light.

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Solid white — Power adapter is connected and the battery has more than 5% charge.

Amber — Computer is running on battery and the battery has less than 5% charge.

Off — Computer is in sleep state, hibernation or turned off / Computer is running and the battery has more than 5% charge

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 does not have an optical drive (who still uses one these days?), so you will only find a USB 2.0 port and a SD card reader, a Power button and a volume control toggle on the right side.

 

The Keyboard & Touch Pad

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) has a full-sized keyboard with backlit keys. It is not spill-resistant though, so be careful with that coffee!

It also comes with a large, multi-touch touchpad that supports gestures and scrolling. Those who come from a Mac background will love it.

Next Page > The Hinge, Speakers & Vents, Power & Battery Life, Usability

 

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The Hinge, Speakers and Vents

Like all convertible laptops, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (Lowest Price) uses a special hinge. It is not just the ability to completely fold the keyboard section behind the display. The hinge also has a constant friction that allows it to be easily used to convert the Inspiron 13 5000 into four different modes.

Flipping the Inspiron 13 5000 over, you will find two small speaker ports on each side. Each speaker has a 2.5 W peak power output. Near the back is a small black label with the Service Tag and Express Service Code.

There are two rows of cooling vents at the back. This is where the warm exhaust from the CPU cooler are vented out. Both the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processors use and dissipate relatively little heat – just 15 W.

 

Power & Battery Life

Powered by the low-power 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processor, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) sips power. Hence, it comes with a small and light 45 W power adaptor, which is always a good thing when you travel.

That said, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 comes with a small 3-cell lithium-ion battery. As efficient as the Intel Core i7 processor may be, there is only so much battery life you can squeeze from such a small 42 Whr (2,750 mAh @ 15.2 V) battery.

In our real world tests, we could use it for 6 hours before we had to recharge it. This is decent, but a little disappointing in an age when laptops and tablets can last 8-12 hours. Dell would do well to pack in a little more battery life into the next version, especially when this battery is only rated for 300 cycles. This would mean that its battery life will fall quite rapidly after a year or so of use.

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Usability

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is really just a smaller version of the Inspiron 15 7000 we reviewed earlier. It uses the same 2-in-1 design with the same hinges. It just comes with a plastic build, a smaller 13.3″ form factor and is consequently 25% lighter.

Even so, it is a handful to use in the tablet mode. It may be much lighter than the Inspiron 15 7000, but it still weighs 1.62 kg. You will end up using it in the regular laptop mode, or in either the tent or stand mode, where you don’t actually have to carry it.

In the non-tablet modes, it is great. Its TrueLife display with a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) delivers bright, crisp images with a wide 160° viewing angle. Perfect for presentations or movies.

We have to wonder though about the USB 2.0 port on the right side. There is really no reason why there should still be a USB 2.0 port in any laptop sold today. In fact, Dell should have included at least one Type C USB 3.1 port.

Next Page > Performance & Storage, Our Verdict

 

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Performance & Storage

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is powered by either the Intel Core i7-6500U (Inspiron 13 5368) or the Intel Core i7-7500U (Inspiron 13 5378) processor.

Windows will show that there are four cores, but they are both dual-core processors that supports HyperThreading – hence, the four logical cores. Backed by 4 MB of L2 cache, both are fast dual-core processor. Impressive when you consider the fact that they only use 15 W of power.

The newer Intel Core i7-7500U is slightly faster and more power-efficient than the Intel Core i7-6500U, but without benchmarking them, you won’t be able to tell the difference. The Inspiron 13 5000 won’t have any problem handling office applications. You can even edit photos on its full HD display without breaking a sweat.

The Intel processor is a little hobbled by the Inspiron 13 5000’s default single-channel design. There are two SODIMM slots, but only one is populated so the processor is running with half of its peak memory bandwidth. This can be remedied by simply adding another memory module. This would also give you more memory to use.

The good news is the older Inspiron 13 5368 model comes with a 256 GB SanDisk Z400s solid state drive. The newer Inspiron 13 5378, on the other hand, comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive. The solid state drive really makes a big difference – it boots up very quickly, and does not feel sluggish like the Inspiron 15 7000 we reviewed earlier.

Unless storage space is critical to you, we still think an SSD would have been a better choice due to the way these 2-in-1 laptops are used. SSDs are virtually impervious to shock and vibration, while hard disk drives are not.

 

Our Verdict

Unlike the Inspiron 15 7000, the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) can actually be used as a large tablet. You will end up laying it on your lap or a tabletop most of the time though. It is best used in the laptop mode, the tent mode and the stand mode.

Our Inspiron 13 5368 review model came with a great 256 GB SanDisk Z400S (Lowest Price) solid state drive. However, Dell currently offers a smaller 128 GB SSD option, or a 1 TB hard disk drive option, in the Inspiron 13 5378 refresh model. Always opt for the SSD option. It makes a HUGE difference in the laptop’s performance.

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You will love the performance of the Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price). The dual-core Intel Core i7 processor is fast enough to handle any work application you throw at it. The HD Graphics processor graphics is also good enough to handle full HD video playback and light gaming.

The TrueLife display is a real pleasure to use. Once you try it, you will never want to go back to the cheap TN panels that are used in many low-cost laptops. The battery life of the Inspiron 13 5000 though is pretty limited at about 6 hours. We sure wished Dell gave it a bigger battery. The small 3-cell battery will give you “range anxiety” on a long trip.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 (5368 / 5378) 2-in-1 laptop (Lowest Price) is a great option for anyone who wants a relatively light and powerful 13.3″ laptop. Why settle for a cheap laptop with a TN panel, when you can get a convertible laptop with a high-resolution touch screen display?

 

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The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Gaming System Revealed

Last week, Lenovo revealed the new IdeaCentre Y710 Cube gaming system at the Lenovo Game On event. The Y710 Cube is not just another gaming system. It is a compact VR-capable gaming system that you can actually carry with one hand!

 

The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Revealed

Gregory Beh, Gaming Category Lead, Lenovo Asia Pacific, flew in from Singapore to tell us about the new IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. Check it out!

The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube weighs only 7.4 kg (16.3 lbs) and comes with a built-in carry handle for easy transport. Inside its new, compact cube form factor, it can fit up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB graphics cards, a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 8 GB of DDR4 memory. [adrotate banner=”4″]

Its size certainly belies its capabilities. The Y710 Cube is powerful enough to easily handle 4K gaming, VR and high-quality video streaming in real-time.

The Y710 Cube also comes with Killer DoubleShot Pro Wi-Fi, Windows 10 Home with integrated Dolby Audio and up to 2 TB of HDD storage. For those who want even better performance, Lenovo will offer a 256 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD option very soon.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is now available with a starting price of RM 6,099 / ~US$ 1,499, inclusive of GST.

 

How About A Look Inside?

Gregory later gave us a quick tour of the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube gaming system. He even opened it up for us to look inside!

Please note that opening up the Y710 Cube will void its 3-year on-site warranty. So don’t do it!

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Specifications

SpecificationsLenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700
Memory8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Storage2 TB Hard Disk Drive
(256 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD option coming soon!)
AudioIntegrated Dolby Audio
Optical DriveNone
ConnectivityKiller DoubleShot Pro WiFi
Dimensions393.3 mm x 252.3 mm x 314.5 mm
WeightStarting at 7.4 kg / 16.3 lbs
ColourBlack
Launch PriceStarting at RM 6,099 / 1,499 with 3-years on-site warranty

 

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2016 ThinkPad P40 Yoga & ThinkStation P410 Launched

8 November 2016Lenovo today introduced two new devices, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga Mobile Workstation and ThinkStation P410 Workstation. Powered by Intel, these high-performing devices brings the best performance to run powerful applications with the stability and speed that customers need. Whatever your professional needs may be, Lenovo creates the tools that are relied upon by industry leaders – be it architects, product designers, UX/ UI designers, or engineers.

The ThinkStation P410 Workstation is also certified to run Autodesk’s 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and entertainment industries at the highest levels of reliability and stability.

 

ThinkPad P40 Yoga Mobile Workstation

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a high-performing mobile workstation that helps unleash the full power of professional creativity, delivering first-class digital sketching experience with the ultimate in mobile workstation performance and reliability.

From digital artists storyboarding the next award winning short film to engineers designing the next technological marvel, creative professionals need to deliver the sensitivity and accuracy of a premium sketching experience and a robust workstation to render designs in powerful applications, all the while catering to their busy mobile lifestyle.

As the first-ever multimode mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga offers the versatility to work across four modes—laptop, stand, tent and tablet—giving professionals the flexibility to do more no matter the requirement. The system provides the utmost in sketching precision through a highly responsive pen and touchscreen powered by the Wacom Active ES technology, offering a full, 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity on a high-res (2560 x 1440) IPS display.

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Along with its premium sketching capabilities, ThinkPad P40 Yoga offers mobile workstation performance without compromise. Powered by an Intel 6th Generation Core i7 CPU and up to 16GB of RAM, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga is certified to run a full range of professional applications such as Autodesk CAD and CAE software, including Autodesk Fusion 360 and Autodesk Inventor without compromise.

And for the first time in a mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P40 Yoga features Lenovo’s innovative Lift ‘n Lock keyboard with a frame that automatically rises around the keys when the Yoga device switches into tablet mode, giving users the ability to work in a more comfortable and efficient manner. The machine features tried-and-true ThinkPad reliability for maximum uptime in or out of the office, with long battery life, Mil-SPEC tested construction to ensure uptime under the toughest conditions, and a lightweight design using advanced materials.

 

ThinkStation P410 Workstation

The latest update to our workstation line is part of Lenovo’s commitment to constantly listen to Lenovo’s customers and evolve our products based on their needs. The ThinkStation P410 offers a higher core count and memory capacity than any entry-level workstation in the market, closing the gap in price and performance between entry-level and mainstream workstations.

Featuring the latest high-performance Intel Xeon E5-1600 v4 processors with Intel Turbo Max 3.0 Technology, the ThinkStation P410 is unlike any system available, delivering mainstream workstation performance with entry-level affordability.

The ThinkStation P410 is also enhanced with cutting-edge storage technologies, including M.2, and innovative Flex module support for easy customization.

 

Pricing & Availability

The ThinkPad P40 Yoga Mobile Workstation and ThinkStation P410 Workstation are now available and will be priced from RM5,999 / ~US$1,499 and from RM4,999 / ~US$1,249 respectively, inclusive of GST.

 

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Dawn of Domination With 2016 Alienware & Dell Computers

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Alienware just revealed their new line of Alienware gaming notebooks powered by the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Series GPUs, as well as the Alienware Aurora gaming desktop. During their Dawn of Domination launch event, Dell also revealed the new 2016 Dell XPS and Dell Inspiron models. Check out the details, pictures and videos from the event!

 

2016 Alienware Gaming Notebooks Launched

The event kicked off with the launch gambit, where two models hovered in with the 2016 Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 gaming laptops.

Then Ray Wah, Senior VP of Dell Consumer Product Marketing, introduced the 2016 Alienware 13, 15 and 17 gaming notebooks.

The product presentation of the 2016 Alienware gaming laptops and the Aurora desktop was conducted by Charlie Cheah, Consumer Business Brand Manager of Dell Malaysia. She also revealed the key features of the 2016 Dell XPS Tower and Dell Inspiron 15 gaming laptop.

Finally, Behzaad Habibi, Field Marketing Lead for the Client Solutions Group, Dell South Asia and Korea, showed off the 2016 Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops, as well as the new Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops.

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2016 Alienware & Dell Computer Price & Availability

In the next page, we will list the key features of the 2016 Alienware and Dell computers that were just announced. But here is a quick summary of the 2016 Alienware and Dell computers and their prices and availability.

Model Starting Price (Inclusive of 6% GST) Availability
Alienware 17 RM 8,299 / ~US$ 2,075 Available
Alienware 15 RM 6,999 / ~US$ 1,750 Available
Alienware 13 Pricing to be announced later End of November 2016
Alienware Aurora (6th Gen Core i3) RM 3,999 / ~US$ 1,000 Available
Dell S2417DG 24″ Gaming Monitor RM 2,339 / ~US$ 585 Available
Dell SE2717H 27″ Monitor RM 1,269 / ~US$ 317 Available
Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (7566) RM 3,499 / ~US$ 875 November 2016
Inspiron 15 5000 (5567) with 7th Gen Core i3 RM 1,999 / ~US$ 500 Available
XPS Tower (8910) with 6th Gen Core i5 RM 3,699 / ~US$ 925 Available

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2016 Alienware 17

The new Alienware 17 gains more power with overclocked Intel Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz. There is also the option for IR Tobii eye-tracking technology, with a new Overwolf app to help gamers to learn from their mistakes.

Tobii partnered with Alienware to add exclusive features including enhanced presence detection tied to their AlienFX lighting zones – the full LED system illuminates and changes based on where you look. The Tobii camera can also sense your presence and attention, or lock your system when you walk away.

 

2016 Alienware 15

The new mid-size Alienware 15 balances gaming performance with portability. With more power in a thinner frame, it comes with graphics options from AMD and NVIDIA, including the VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

Coming standard with a 15.6” FHD, IPS Anti-Glare, 300-nits display, additional options include FHD 120Hz display with NVIDIA G-Sync technology and UHD IGZO for 4K resolutions. It also boasts a 68 watt-hour lithium ion battery and an optional 99 watt-hour battery for extended gameplay on-the-go.

 

2016 Alienware 13

The new Alienware 13 is configurable with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, making it one of the most compact VR-ready notebooks ever. It also boasts eight programmable lighting zones with up to 20 distinct colors that allow for trillions of LED lighting combinations.

 

2016 Alienware Aurora Desktop

Launched in June, the 2016 Alienware Aurora has a smaller footprint than the previous Aurora. However, it boasts up to two NVIDIA GeForce cards for 4K gaming. Performance improvements also include the latest Intel CPUs, available with liquid cooling, and overclockable Kingston Fury X memory running at 2400 MHz.

The 2016 Aurora is also Alienware’s first chassis with tool-less access for easy swapping of GPUs and as many as 3 of the 5 potential storage drives. Naturally, it supports custom lighting with AlienFX and total control with Alienware Command Center.

 

Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

This new gaming notebook features dedicated forward and rearward thermal outlets concealing heat exchangers connected to dual cooling fans with high-efficiency blades. All engineered to handle the 6th Gen Intel H-series quad core mobile CPUs and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. And all that is powered by a 74 watt-hour battery for a longer battery life.

 

2016 Inspiron 15 5000

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The new Inspiron 15 5000 offers a thinner design with the latest Intel 7th Generation Core i7 processors. It will come with an array of fun colours like Sparkling White, Midnight Blue, Bali Blue, Tango Red and Cosmic Purple. Options include a Full HD display with TrueColor and an infrared camera for Windows Hello, and a Blu-ray writer.

 

2016 XPS Tower

The XPS Tower and XPS Tower Special Edition desktops will come with the 6th Generation Intel Core processors and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. You can opt for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, and cached hard disk drive storage. Impressively, the new redesigned chassis are 27% smaller than its previous desktop tower.

The XPS Tower Special Edition configurations will meet the recommended specifications to power an ideal VR experience with either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. The Oculus Ready configurations have been tested and approved by Oculus to work well with the Oculus Rift headset.

 

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The Intel Kaby Lake Processor Tech Briefing

On August 25, we received an exclusive tech briefing on the new 7th Generation Intel Core processor, formerly known as Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake is not a new microarchitecture, but a refresh of the Intel Skylake microarchitecture. Even then, it boasts the following improvements :

  • improved 14 nm process technology, yielding 12% higher clock speeds
  • 10-bit HEVC and 8-bit VP9 hardware encoding and decoding
  • Native HDCP 2.2 support
  • Four additional PCI Express 3.0 lanes from the PCH
  • Support for Intel Optane (3D XPoint) technology

For an in-depth understanding of the new 7th Generation Intel Core processors, check out this video we prepared from the Intel Kaby Lake tech briefing.

 

How Much Faster Are The Intel Kaby Lake CPUs?

Ultimately, the 7th Generation Intel Core processors will deliver 12-19% better performance over the 6th Generation Intel Core processors (formerly known as Intel Skylake), mainly due to higher clock speeds.

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That is probably not particularly exciting news for users of Intel Skylake or Broadwell (5th Generation Intel Core) processors. However, Intel is hoping that it will be enough to encourage users of old PCs (which they define as 5 years or older) to upgrade to the faster and more efficient Kaby Lake processors.

According to Intel, the 7th Generation Intel Core processors are 1.7X faster in work applications, 8.6X faster in working with 4K videos, and 3X faster in 3D games, compared to the 2nd Generation Intel Core processors launched 5 years ago.

The new video encoder in the 7th Generation Intel Core processors also allows them to be 15X faster at creating video highlights, and 6.8X faster at transcoding a 4K video to 1080p, than comparable 2nd Generation Intel Core processors.

 

Intel Kaby Lake Tech Briefing Slides

If you prefer to check out the slides in detail, here they are for your perusal :

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AORUS GeForce GTX 10 Series Laptops Launched

AORUS has unveiled their highly anticipated full AORUS GeForce GTX 10 series lineup – the 13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6, 15.6” AORUS X5 v6, and 17.3” AORUS X7 DT v6 & X7 v6.

Announcing the inclusion of their all-new exclusive and innovative AORUS RGB Fusion keyboard (optional) with per-key backlighting in 16.8 million colors, as well as the addition of the world’s first 120 Hz laptop display, AORUS is continuing to push the envelope in the mobile gaming industry.

 

AORUS GeForce GTX 10 Series

17.3” AORUS X7 DT & X7 v6

Desktop-Grade Performance | Enhanced Cooling Design

The 17.3” AORUS X7 DT has been recognized for its innovative design; possessing superior performance while retaining a slim, mobile form factor as the recipient of the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award. With the announcement of the all-new GeForce GTX 10 series graphics, the X7 DT has taken a huge jump in performance.

Retaining the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor and upgrading to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic, all within a thin and lightweight chassis, it is a mobile powerhouse. The other alternative for the AORUS 17.3” is the X7 v6. Also providing superior performance with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, as well as the full range of features as the X7 DT.

With all that performance, comes the look display to back it up. The X7 series also now provides the world’s first 120 Hz laptop display with 5 ms response time, paired with Killer DoubleShot Pro to reduce game lag by utilizing connection priority for a smooth and fluid gaming experience.

With subtle ID changes to the X7 design includes a welcomed improvement to thermal cooling with the addition further air intake. Along with the upgrade in spec, the X7 gets an upgrade in look with the all exclusive AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard, providing full customizable, per-key RGB function.

 

15.6” AORUS X5 v6

Performance Breakthrough for Gaming On-The-Go

Maintaining the X5’s signature slimness and light weight, the X5 v6. offers a 15.6” option with one of the world’s most powerful all-new mobile GPUs, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, as well as the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor. The 15.6” display now comes in two options: WQHD+ 2880×1620 IPS display for the stunning visual detail; or a Full HD

120Hz refresh rate display for the most fluid gameplay for the FPS enthusiasts, while Killer DoubleShot Pro prioritizes gaming ports and connections for a lag free experience. Adding to the aesthetics, the new X5 now features orange logo back-lighting and the per-key fully customizable RGB backlight keyboard, the AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard.

 

13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6

Most Portable Gaming Laptop for VR

The 13.9” AORUS X3 Plus v6 puts an emphasis on mobility, but does not stray away from performance, continuing its reign as the most powerful and light (22.9mm/1.8kg) 13.9-inch gaming laptop in the world.

Its 6th Generation Intel Core i7 overclocked processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics is powering the QHD+ 3200×1800 IGZO display. The astonishing display of the X3 has the highest pixel density among the AORUS family, enabling it to provide gorgeous visuals and to be the complete.

The amazing performance with such mobility also makes the X3 one of the most portable gaming laptop to meet the requirements for premium Virtual Reality experience.

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AORUS All-In-One Streaming Solution

As streaming is becoming more and more an important part of the gaming community, AORUS has been committed to providing an all-inclusive solution for streaming. The newest addition to this is TriDef® SmartCam. SmartCam will now allow you to remove backgrounds without the hassle of using a green screen. Through the SmartCam application you can now apply live filters, and fully control your background, not only while streaming, but also through other video applications such as Skype.

The AORUS Hardware Live Stream Engine gives gamers an edge while streaming. Now available on the X5 and X7 models (optional), the fully integrated encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an extra compressor and enables you to record and stream simultaneously in high-definition quality without compromising system performance, or the loss of FPS. Along with the 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, AORUS allows you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

 

AORUS Exclusive Software

Fan Control

Exclusive fan control allows you full customization of your fan speeds, providing either Smart Control where the system automatically adjust your fans, or manual control that allows you to specifically set your fans at the RPM you choose.

OC Gauge

The best policy to win any game is to make sure your system is 100% with you. OC Gauge presents the user comprehensive system information with one-click overclocking control. A simple glance is all it takes to keep track of how your system status and Overclocking settings.

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AORUS Audio

Enhance your audio experience with various audio modes, the AORUS Audio provides you lifelike sound which allows you to immerse yourself in any usage situation. The Game mode even includes profiles specifically tuned for different game types, like FPS or RPG games. Every sound is produced with accuracy and clarity, bringing battlefield to life.

 

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Huawei Matebook Now Available In Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 29 July 2016 – The world witnessed the launch of the Huawei Matebook earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress 2016 held in Barcelona, Spain, and now the Huawei Matebook will finally be available in Malaysia tomorrow!

The Huawei Matebook, a 2-in-1 device designed to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s modern business users, marks the company’s next step in delivering high-end mobile devices to its consumers. Three versions of the Huawei Matebook (m3, m5, m7) will be available in Malaysia priced at RM3,999 (~US$ 999), RM5,399 (~US$1,349) and RM6,699 (~US$1,675) respectively.

 

The Huawei Matebook

Huawei Malaysia will be introducing the first of three versions of the Huawei Matebook tomorrow which comes with an Intel 6th Core m3 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage space and a Huawei Keyboard, all for RM3,999 (~US$ 999) (inclusive of tax)!

The Huawei Matebook answers the need for an ultimate portable business performance tool that comes with a touch of minimalism and sophistication in the design. The Huawei Matebook, the perfect balance between productivity, design and mobility, will be available in all Huawei Experience stores and Vmall.my!

Equipped with Windows 10, the Matebook also delivers the best of productivity tools and features offered by Microsoft, including its latest browser, Microsoft Edge and new innovations, such as Windows Ink.

 

Design

The Huawei Matebook comes with beautiful minimalistic design that is pleasant to the eye. The device boast a 6.9mm ultra slim body, one of the slimmest in the market, which is also designed to be comfortable at hand, making it a device pleasurable not only in terms of aesthetics, but also ergonomics.

The Huawei Matebook is made of a full metal aluminium unibody, giving it a sleek and sophisticated finish. The Huawei Matebook comes with a 12-inch IPS LCD screen accompanied with an impressive 84% screen-to-body ratio, which truly gives working in style a whole new definition.

 

Mobility

A device with a minimalistic design should come with minimal weight. The Huawei Matebook weights only at 640g, making it the ideal device for users always on the move. Huawei also give users the freedom to accessorize with the detachable Matebook keyboard case. Made from environmentally friendly, soft PU leather, the Matebook keyboard case with its four colours to choose from: Black, Brown, Orange and Beige, makes it the ideal accessory for the Huawei Matebook users.

Battery life will also not be an issue as the power consumption and battery were top priority when designing the Huawei Matebook. It comes with a 33.7Wh high-density Lithium battery, providing power for nine hours of work, nine consecutive hours of Internet use and 29 hours of music playback, and can also be fully charged within two-and-a-half hours.

 

Productivity

The Matebook keyboard case not only serves as a layer of protection, the keyboard features a 1.5mm keystroke and an ergonomic curvature design, which allows for larger key surfaces to minimize typing errors. For usage in low light situations, the Matebook keyboard case has an auto backlit feature to allow easy typing wherever you are. Topping it off, the Huawei keyboard case also comes with a spill resistant feature so users need not worry about replacing one after a spill accident.

The built-in touchpad employs a five-point multi-touch technology on a glass track pad that allow users to enjoy smooth and precise finger movements.

The MatePen is not your typical stylus that combines style and productivity. The MatePen offers up to 2,048 levels of sensitivity, capable of capturing the most subtle movements. The MatePen comes equipped with a powerful 100 hours of battery life and can be used as a presentation clicker and laser pointer as well.

 

Usability

As a company that pioneers and excels in terms of fingerprint technology, the Huawei Matebook is the world’s first notebook with a side fingerprint sensor, where now you will just need a light touch to unlock the Huawei Matebook – the fastest fingerprint recognition in the industry.

User also do not have to concern with the Huawei Matebook overheating as the device comes with an eight layers of Heat Conduction Structures that not only provides comfort for long term usage, but also lowers power consumption which leads to better performance.

The Huawei Matebook is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core M-Series processor, giving users the perfect tool to handle their business needs. The device offers up to 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and a solid-state hard drive with capacity up to 512GB. Huawei is also able to deliver a fanless design, ensuring zero noise when the MateBook is in use.

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Huawei Matebook Pricing

 

Huawei Matebook Specifications

 

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AORUS Computex 2016 Tech Overview

On the third day of Computex 2016, we were invited to the GIGABYTE VIP Showroom up on the 36th floor of Taipei 101. Part of their VIP Showroom was dedicated to AORUS, their premium, gaming brand. Let’s show you what’s new in the AORUS Computex 2016 showcase!

 

AORUS Computex 2016 Tech Overview

In this video, Cyril Largent, GIGABYTE Senior Marketing – Europe, gives us an overview of the new technologies that will be introduced into new and upcoming AORUS gaming laptops. Check them out!

 

AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard

After AORUS introduced their individual key backlit keyboard at CES 2016 earlier this year, they received a lot of requests to add RGB colour functionality to that keyboard. During Computex 2016, they introduced the AORUS RGB Fusion Keyboard with individual RGB backlit keys!

The new RGB Fusion Keyboard features per-key backlighting, with up to 16.8 million colour variations. Because there is a dedicated LED behind each key, you can customise the keyboard to light up only certain keys. You can also create animated illumination patterns, like breathing, waves or ripple effects.

The new RGB Fusion Keyboard will be introduced in the next-generation of AORUS X5 and X7 gaming laptops.

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AORUS X7 DT Gaming Laptop

AORUS won the 2016 Computex Design and Innovation Award for the new AORUS X7 DT gaming laptop. The AORUS X7 DT is powered by an overclocked 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a desktop-class GPU – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980. Yet it is just an inch thick and weighs only 3.2 kg.

The AORUS X7 DT also claims to be the thinnest and lightest VR-Ready gaming laptop. In fact, it is the only laptop to win the “Gaming & Virtual Reality” category of the 2016 CES Innovation Awards.

 

2016 Limited Edition MultiCam Design

The 2016 Limited Edition MultiCam design is an AORUS trademark style, offering a military-style look that is subtle enough to look sophisticated. This year, they will make the Limited Edition MultiCam Design available worldwide on the AORUS X3, X5 and X7 models.

 

All-In-One Streaming Solution

AORUS will be making their Hardware Live Stream Engine part of their AORUS X5 and X7 models. This fully-integrated video encoder card eliminates the fuss of connecting an external compressor to record and stream your full HD video simultaneously without compromising system performance.

The AORUS X5 and X7 gaming laptops will also come with a 1-year Premium subscription to both XSplit Gamecaster and Broadcaster, allowing you to record, edit, and stream anytime, anywhere.

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Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 And 5000 Series Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2016Dell today announced the launch of its first purpose-built industrial PC (IPC) products, Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series, aimed at taking the embedded PC market mainstream.

Available in Malaysia starting end-July, the products are fanless, ruggedized and built to provide customers fast time-to-market. With a long history of rugged engineering innovation and extensive experience in OEM Solutions, the products expand Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio. Dell will bring the benefits of short lead times, enterprise-class lifecycle, stability, service and support to customers who may be underserved by current embedded solutions.

Embedded computing is now everywhere. According to a Technavio study , the embedded systems market was valued at more than US$11 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach US$23.10 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of almost 15 percent. Organic growth is being fuelled by falling component costs, improved power efficiencies, increasing business ROI needs and demand from the IoT. However, the reality of long lead times, low device reliability, limited scalability, lack of security and manageability options and limited support hinder the development of the market.

 

Embedded Box PC 3000 & 5000 Series

Dell’s Embedded Box PCs are fanless, important as the fan is the often most common component failure in embedded use cases, and also ideal for environments that require little noise. They are highly reliable devices that can be used “headless” or with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Flexible and powerful, with extensive wired and wireless input/output (I/O) options, they run on Intel processors. The 3000 Series is powered by Intel Atom  processors and designed for space-constrained applications, such as retail kiosks, automated vending devices and vehicles.

The 5000 Series is optimized for performance and I/O scalability. Powered by Intel Core processors, it includes two PCI/PCIe card slots for adaptability. It provides high-bandwidth ideal for industrial PC and IoT use cases (multi-HD video streaming apps and high frequency sensor data sources) as well as manufacturing and automation control.

Other features:

  • Operating temperature range from 0°C to 50°C
  • Designed to MIL-STD 810G specifications
  • DIN-rail, VESA, or wall mount options
  • 5-year lifecycle and OEM-ready options
  • Global availability with Dell Support and Deployment services
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 10 Pro* and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB and Ubuntu Desktop operating systems

Customers can take advantage of Dell’s global availability, trusted security and manageability options, and Dell Support and Deployment services including ProSupport which provides up to five years of end-to-end hardware support for the entire IoT product lifecycle, helping customers maximize their environment and minimize time spent on maintenance.

Mark Taylor, president, OEM Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics, said, “Dell’s technology strength and commitment to excellence matches our vision for the OEM and independent software vendor (ISV) marketplaces incredibly well. We are delighted to work with Dell and look forward to continued growth together.”

“Security and reliability are of the utmost importance to embedded PC customers,” said Jon Melamut, VP of Commercial Devices Operations at Canonical Ltd. “We are very excited to partner with Dell as they launch the Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series with Ubuntu Desktop, which provides software security and reliability to match that of Dell’s hardware.”

Chet Hullum, general manager of Industrial Solutions at Intel, said, “The Dell Embedded Box 3000 and 5000 Series Embedded Box PCs based on the 6th gen Intel® Core Processor family and Intel® Atom processor E3800 product family are designed to bridge the data needs of traditional operational technology with the manageability demands of information technology. The result is a solution that meets the needs of industrial and IoT customers.”

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ASUS ROG Strix X99 Gaming Motherboards Announced

10 June 2016Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced ROG Strix X99 Gaming from the latest ROG Strix Series line-up — the all-new ATX motherboards based on the Intel X99 chipset and loaded with exclusive technologies to maximize the potential of the latest LGA 2011-3 Intel Core i7 X-series processors.

Commenting on the new product line-up, Joe Hsieh, ASUS Corporate Vice President & General Manager of Motherboard Business Unit said: “Our X99 motherboards have won awards from many respected publications and editors around the world, with ASUS consistently praised as the number-one motherboard brand. We are keen to offer best-selling, easy-to-use, stable and trusted motherboards — that’s why we call them BEST. And we’re proud to introduce our all-new X99 motherboards allowing users to customize their experience and maximize performance in ways that simply aren’t possible with any other brand of motherboard.”

 

ROG Strix X99 Gaming Motherboard

Join the Republic, release your inner rebel

ROG Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers — and ROG Strix X99 Gaming is the first ROG Strix motherboard. ROG Strix X99 Gaming delivers premier performance, innovation, and confident dynamism to release the gamer’s inner rebel, with a bold design and bright, customizable colors that channels the spirit of fierce individualism.

ROG Strix X99 Gaming has great gaming aesthetics that enables passionate gamers to illuminate their builds with multicolor magnificence. Ten LED effects can be customized with ASUS Aura, the intuitive lighting control software for the built-in RGB LEDs and attached RGB strips via the integrated 4-pin RGB -strip header, allowing easy custom illumination that can be perfectly synchronized. Included decals allow gamers to color-match lighting effects with their case design and decoration.

ROG Strix X99 Gaming is made for gaming with SupremeFX, Sonic Radar II, Intel Ethernet, and GameFirst technologies. Shielded SupremeFX delivers flawless high-fidelity audio with a remarkable 115dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), so only the very best is heard on gaming headsets or speakers. Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to on the battlefield, while tournament-level Intel Gigabit Ethernet has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput, significantly reducing the processor’s workload to free up power for the game. The all-new GameFirst IV optimizes network traffic for faster, lag-free online gaming — helping gamers dominate with epic speed and agility.

To maximize performance, ROG Strix X99 Gaming also has 5-Way Optimization for one-click auto tuning, including Fan Xpert 4 for ultimate cooling and control, plus OC Socket for maxed-out DDR4 and processor performance.
Gamer’s Guardian offers real-world protection for ROG Strix X99 builds, including the all-new ASUS SafeSlot and loads of brilliant defenses, highly-durable components and smart DIY features. ROG Strix X99 also delivers great data transfers, with onboard U.2, USB 3.1 Type-A and C, M.2, 2×2 Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO. Uniquely-intelligent RAMCache technology effectively caches an entire storage device to launch favorite games and apps at breakneck speeds.

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Ultra-fast transfers: ThunderboltEX 3 add-on card drives blistering speeds of up to 40Gbps

The new ROG Strix X99 Gaming motherboard support ThunderboltEX 3, an Intel-certified Thunderbolt 3 card that enables breathtaking bi-directional speeds up to 40Gbps — four-times faster than other PC data-transfer cables with twice the video bandwidth for the latest 60Hz 4K UHD displays.

Thunderbolt 3 also supports daisy-chaining of up to six devices, and has a reversible USB Type-C connector for compatibility with the latest USB 3.1 Type-C devices. It also supports the USB Power Delivery specification for fast, high-power charging of up to 36W.

 

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