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Dell XPS 13 (9300) Review : Incredible Ultra-Light Laptop!

Dell XPS 13 (9300) Review : Incredible Ultra-Light Laptop!

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) features the first-ever InfinityEdge display with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

Find out why we think it’s an incredible ultra-light laptop worthy of our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Featuring The InfinityEdge Display

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) continues the evolution of the XPS 13 line, with an ultra-light chassis built from machined aluminium and woven glass fibre, with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.

With the first-ever InfinityEdge display, the XPS 13 (9300) offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor, that fits neatly on an airplane’s seat tray.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Colour Options

Our unit comes in the Frost White colour with an Arctic White woven glass fibre palm rest.

Dell also offers the Platinum Silver colour option, with a Black carbon fiber palm rest.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Specifications + Options

Specifications XPS 13 9300
Display Size 13.4-inch
Display Options 4K touch screen (3840 x 2400)
Full HD touch screen (1920 x 1200)
Full HD non-touch (1920 x 1200)
Display Features WLED backlight
60 Hz refresh rate
500 nits max. brightness
35 ms response time
1200:1 contrast ratio
Colour Gamut 4K : 90% DCI-P3
Full HD : 100% sRGB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU + GPU Options Intel Core i7-1065G7 + Iris Plus Graphics
Intel Core i5-1035G1 + UHD Graphics
Intel Core i3-1005G1 + UHD Graphics
Memory Options LPDDR4X-3733 (8 / 16 / 32 GB)
LPDDR4-3733 (4 GB)
Storage Options PCIe NVMe SSD (512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB)
Audio Realtek ALC3281-CG audio chip
2 x 2.5 watt speakers
Dual microphone array
3.5 mm audio jack
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2)
Bluetooth 5.1
External Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) ports
– with Power Delivery and DisplayPort
1 x 3.5 mm audio port
1 x microSD card slot
Camera HD webcam
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, capacitive 500 dpi sensor
Keyboard Backlit keyboard
19.05 x 18.05 mm key pitch
Touchpad 1300 x 722 pixel resolution
Battery 4-cell 52 Whr lithium-ion battery
Charger 45 watt USB Type C charger
Dimensions 296 mm wide
199 mm deep
14.8 mm thick
Weight 1.27 kg (touch screen)
1.20 kg (non-touch)

 

Unboxing The Dell XPS 13 (9300) Laptop

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes in a premium white cardboard box. Once you fully unbox it, you will find these items :

  • Dell XPS 13 (9300) laptop
  • Dell USB Type C to USB Type A dongle
  • 45 watt charger with integrated USB Type C cable
  • Power cord with localised plug
  • XPS 13 9300 Quick Start Guide + Safety and Regulatory Information

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Hands-On Experience!

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) is an eminently thin and light laptop. It offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor that weighs only 1.27 kg, and is less than 15 mm thick.

It easily fits into the smallest laptop bag, and even a large handbag. And when you can fly again, you will love how it fits onto the airplane’s seat tray!

Once you try it out, you will find it hard to go back to regular laptops – you will find them heavy and unwieldy!

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) : A Closer Look!

13.4-inch Display In 11-Inch Form Factor

This Dell XPS 13 (9300) model comes with a 4K UHD+ touch display, with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixel, a colour gamut of 90% DCI-P3 and DisplayHDR 400 certification.

The incredibly high resolution and wide colour gamut allow your high resolution photos and HDR content to really pop.

Dell also offers a Full HD+ display, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and 100% sRGB colour gamut; in both touch and non-touch options.

All three display options are 25% brighter at 500 nits, and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 against scratches and impact.

Cameras + Security

The thin bezel at the top conceals two cameras – a regular 720p webcam, and an infra-red camera for facial recognition.

So you can either unlock the XPS 13 using the IR camera and Windows Hello, or the fingerprint sensor, which integrated into the power button.

While its 720p webcam may be rather low in resolution, it uses a new 4-element lens for sharper image quality. It also supports temporal noise reduction to improve video quality in low-light conditions.

We hope that Dell would look at upgrading it to a 1080p camera, with a physical or electronics privacy shutter.

Performance

Our Dell XPS 13 (9300) is powered by the Intel Core i7-1065G7 – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with 8 MB of cache and built-in Iris Plus Graphics.

You can opt for a Core i5-1035G1 or the Core i3-1005G1, both of which come with integrated UHD Graphics.

A redesigned cooler keeps things cool, using a single heat pipe and evaporator design with dual condensers and GORE thermal insulation. The hot air is exhausted through the hinge at the back.

It can get a little toasty from the hot exhaust when you use it on your lap, especially if you’re doing compute-intensive tasks like rendering videos.

It also comes with 16 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X memory running at 3733 MHz. The memory is soldered onto the motherboard and cannot be upgraded.

Our unit came with a 1 TB SK hynix PC611 PCIe NVMe SSD, but you can opt for a smaller 512 GB SSD, or a larger 2 TB SSD.

Ports

Due to its ultra-slim profile – 14.8 mm at its thickest point, the XPS 13 has very limited ports.

On the left side, you will find a microSD card reader; as well as a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output

On the right side, you will find a 3.5 mm microphone and headphone combo port, with a second Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C) port, which also supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort output.

You can plug the USB Type C charging cable into either Thunderbolt 3 port. But unless you are using it on-the-go, you really only have one free port to use.

The good news is Dell actually bundles the XPS 13 (9300) with a free USB Type C to USB Type A dongle, so you can use your USB Type A drives and devices (including cables) with it.

Keyboard + Touchpad

The Dell XPS (9300) comes an edge-to-edge keyboard, and a 17% larger touchpad for maximum working comfort.  The keyboard is backlit, and comes with larger key caps!

It definitely offers a far superior typing experience to the horrible butterfly switch keyboard used in Apple MacBook Pro laptops.

Connectivity

Our XPS 13 (9300) comes with the Killer AX1650 module, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2×2 antennas, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

It is much too thin to support a LAN port, but you can add LAN connectivity using a USB-C dongle.

Audio

The two long stripes on both sides of the XPS 13 are not cooling vents, but ports for its 2.5 watt stereo speakers, which are tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro.

Its 3.5 mm microphone / headphone combo jack is also optimised with the 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround sound with head tracking.

Finally, its dual microphone array is powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro, which supports VOIP and is Cortana Farfield-capable.

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Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Performance

Our Dell XPS 13 (9300) is powered by the 15-watt Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) with 4 cores and 8 threads, and Iris Plus Graphics with 64 Execution Units.

It comes with 8 MB of cache, and has a 1.3 GHz base frequency that ramps up to 3.5 GHz during intensive tasks.

Our review sample came with 16 GB LPDDR4X-3733 dual-channel memory, and a 1 TB SK hynix PC611 PCIe NVMe SSD.

Work Performance : PCMark 10

The Intel Core i7-1065G7 is a 25 watt processor that can be configured to run at a lower TDP of 15 watt – to improve battery life and reduce thermal output.

At the full 25 watt TDP, it should deliver PCMark 10 scores in excess of 4700. It is obvious now that Dell configured it for the cooler 15 watt TDP. This is why benchmarks are important.

This makes the Dell XPS 13 (9300) about 7.6% slower than the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, which uses the Intel Core i7-10510U processor.

Gaming Performance : 3DMark Time Spy

The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics sounds powerful on paper – with 64 Execution Units – but it is only about as fast as the NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / GeForce 940MX.

So this is most definitely NOT a gaming laptop, although you should have no problem playing older games and games that are not 3D graphics-intensive like DOTA 2.

Battery Life : YouTube + Modern Office

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) comes with a 4-cell smart lithium-ion battery that is rated for 52 Whr.

Dell claims a battery life of up to 18 hours and 49 minutes with the Full HD+ display, and up to 12 hours and 13 minutes with the 4K UHD+ display.

In our general use, we have no problem working a full day on it without recharging, which makes it really convenient when travelling.

That said, we locked the brightness at 50% – higher than the average of 40% – to see how it performs in these worst-case scenarios :

YouTube Streaming

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) lasted 8 hours 15 minutes streaming YouTube videos in theatre mode using WiFi, before its battery dropped to 10%.

PCMark 10 : Modern Office

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) lasted 6 hours 36 minutes before it powered off while running the Modern Office benchmark.

Battery : Recharging Speed

Its 65 watt fast charger took about 52.5 minutes to hit the mid-point (55%), but 2 hours 23.5 minutes to fully recharge its battery from 10%.

Here are the times it takes to recharge from 10% :

  • 15% – 5 minutes 57 seconds
  • 20% – 11 minutes 53 seconds
  • 25% – 17 minutes 45 seconds
  • 30% – 23 minutes 22 seconds
  • 35% – 29 minutes 25 seconds
  • 40% – 35 minutes 8 seconds
  • 45% – 41 minutes 22 seconds
  • 50% – 46 minutes 56 seconds
  • 55% – 52 minutes 39 seconds
  • 60% – 58 minutes 27 seconds
  • 65% – 64 minutes 13 seconds
  • 70% – 70 minutes 15 seconds
  • 75% – 76 minutes
  • 80% – 81 minutes 58 seconds
  • 85% – 89 minutes 41 seconds
  • 90% – 100 minutes 50 seconds
  • 95% – 118 minutes 45 seconds
  • 100% – 143 minutes 20 seconds

This gives it a battery life : recharging time ratio of 3.45 : 1 for video streaming, and 2.76 : 1 for office work.

As a rule of thumb, you will need to recharge its battery about 22 minutes for every hour of battery life.

 

Dell XPS 13 (9300) : Verdict + Award

The Dell XPS 13 (9300) is a really great ultra-light laptop for people who are always on-the-go.

It packs serious processing power, memory and a huge SSD with the latest wireless connectivity built-in, in a very thin and light package.

It is less than 15 mm at its thickest point, and weighs less than 1.3 kg. But this is something you have to hold in your hand to actually get a feel of how much engineering went into the XPS 13.

Even the latest 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro, powered by the new Apple M1 SoC, is largerthicker at 15.6 mm and weighs more at 1.4 kg!

The extremely thin profile offers some challenges to first time users – limited physical ports. Yet the XPS 13 (9300) managed to squeeze in an extra microSD card reader over the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1).

Even so, you will have to live with just two USB Type C ports – one of which is not available when you recharge its battery. Fortunately, the XPS 13 (9300) comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity.

Thankfully, Dell threw in a free USB-C to USB-A dongle, so at least you have ready access to your USB Type A drives and devices out-of-the-box.

Security-conscious users will love the fingerprint sensor and IR camera, which allows for easy and secure logins. However, the webcam lacks a physical shutter, and the lid clearance is too tight to safely use a third-party shutter.

As far as battery life is concerned, the XPS 13 (9300) will last more than full day’s work without recharging. After a while, you will get used to leaving the office without the charger!

All-in-all, the Dell XPS 13 (9300) is an engineering marvel that must be experienced to truly understand. If you want the very best Windows 10 ultra-light laptop money can buy, this should be right at the top of the list.

That is why we wholeheartedly award it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

 

Acknowledgement

We would like to thank Dell for sending us this review unit, and making us part of the #DellInsideCircle

 

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Dell Latitude 9510 : 15″ Ultralight With 30 Hr Battery Life!

The new Dell Latitude 9510 is an ultralight 15-inch laptop that boasts an incredible 30 hours of battery life, and comes in two form factors!

Find out why the Dell Latitude 9510 is one of the most intriguing Dell professional laptop this year!

Dell Latitude 9510 : Ultralight With 30 Hr Battery Life!

The Dell Latitude 9510 is the first in the Dell 9000 ultra-premium line, and is crafted from precision-cut aluminium, with diamond-cut edges and a hairline brushed finish.

Dell went to great lengths to make it incredibly thin and small, squeezing a 15-inch InfinityEdge display (100% sRGB) into a 14-inch form factor that weighs only 1.5 kg.

You can configure it to use the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, with up to 16 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, and a PCIe NVMe SSD with up to 1 TB of storage. Dell also offers a 6-cell battery that will give it over 30 hours of battery life!

It also boasts AI-based technologies that are designed to adapt to your work habits :

  • ExpressSign-in uses a proximity sensor to automatically wake up and log you in via its IR camera and Windows Hello, and locks the screen when you walk away.
  • ExpressResponse with Intel Adaptix Technology launches your frequently-used applications quicker, and improves overall application performance based on your user preference and machine learning.
  • ExpressCharge Boost lets you recharge the Latitude 9510 by 35% in just 15 minutes, while ExpressCharge gets you up to 80% in an hour.
  • Intelligent Audio lets you hear and be heard better on conference calls, by eliminating echoes and background noise, even if you are walking around.

Designed for the professional on-the-go, the Dell Latitude 9510 also comes with work-related features like :

  • Quad microphones, with top-firing speakers and a powerful amp to ensure clear conference calls
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 with VOIP prioritisation for better network performance and call quality
  • Qualcomm 5G / LTE capability with eSIM and a SIM slot to keep you always-connected
  • A camera shutter option for the security-conscious

 

Dell Latitude 9510 : Specifications

The Dell Latitude 9510 is available in two form factors :

  • Laptop : non-touch display, 1.4 kg
  • 2-in-1 : touch display with Gorilla Glass 6 DX protection and active pen support, 1.5 kg
Specifications Latitude 9510 (Laptop) Latitude 9510 (2-in-1)
OS Options Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu
Windows 10 Professional
Windows 10 Home
Display Options 15-inch Full HD display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
– 100% sRGB, 400 nits
15-inch Full HD display
– 1920 x 1080 pixels
– 100% sRGB, 400 nits

– 10 finger touch panel
– Corning Gorilla Glass 6 DX
Processor Options Up to Intel Core i7 vPro
Memory Options Up to 16 GB LPDDR3-2133
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Storage Options PCIe NVMe SSD (M.2 Class 35) – Up to 1 TB
PCIe NVMe SED SSD (M.2 Class 35) – Up to 256 GB
Multimedia Mechanical Privacy Shutter
IR Camera + Proximity Sensor
4 x Top-Firing Speakers
4 x Noise Cancelling Microphones
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2×2 + Bluetooth 5.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 (LTE)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 (5G)
Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A (PowerShare)
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type C)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x external uSIM tray (optional)
1 x microSD 4.0 card reader
1 x SmartCard reader (optional)
Sensors Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient Light
Battery Options 4-Cell, 52 WHr ExpressCharge
6-Cell, 88 WHr ExpressCharge
4-Cell, 52 WHr Long Life Cycle
Charging Options 65 W USB Type C Adapter
90 W USB Type C Adapter
Dimensions 340.2 mm wide
215.8 mm deep
8.23 ~ 13.99 mm thick
Weight Starting from 1.4 kg Starting from 1.5 kg

 

Dell Latitude 9510 Price + Availability

The Dell Latitude 9510 has a starting price of US$1,899 (about £1,502 / A$2,718 / S$2,642 / RM 8,094), with global availability from 26 March, 2020 onwards.

Its arrival in Malaysia was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is available starting 7 July 2020, with a starting price of RM 7,926 (about US1,856 / £1,475 / A$2,673 / S$2,585).

 

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10th Gen Intel Desktop CPUs : Price + Specifications!

Intel just launched their 10th Gen desktop processors, codenamed Comet Lake-S!

Here are the specifications and price list of all thirty-two 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake-S desktop processors!

 

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : One Step Forward, One Step Back

The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake actually launched about 8 months ago, as mobile processors.

Built on old 14 nm process technology, they served as higher-powered but less efficient alternatives to the 10 nm Ice Lake processors.

As we pointed out back then, Comet Lake was one step forward, and one step backwards.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Desktop CPUs : A Quick Primer

The 10th Gen Intel desktop CPUs, codenamed Comet Lake-S, will feature these highlights or changes :

  • Refined 14 nm process technology
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (for Core i9 models)
  • Support for DDR4-2933 memory
  • New Intel 400-series chipset with new Socket 1200
  • Thinner die and thicker IHS for better thermal performance

Intel officially announced these Comet Lake-S processors on 30 April 2020 at 6 AM Pacific Time.

 

10th Gen Intel Core i9 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i9 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i9-10900K 10 / 20 3.7 GHz 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 125 W $488
Core i9-10900KF 10 / 20 3.7 GHz 5.2 GHz 4.8 GHz 20 MB 125 W $472
Core i9-10900 10 / 20 2.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 65 W $439
Core i9-10900F 10 / 20 2.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 20 MB 65 W $422
Core i9-10900T 10 / 20 1.9 GHz 4.6 GHz 3.7 GHz 20 MB UHD 630 35 W $439

 

10th Gen Intel Core i7 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i7 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i7-10700K 8 / 16 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 125 W $374
Core i7-10700KF 8 / 16 3.8 GHz 5.1 GHz 4.7 GHz 16 MB 125 W $349
Core i7-10700 8 / 16 2.9 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 65 W $323
Core i7-10700F 8 / 16 2.9 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 16 MB 65 W $298
Core i7-10700T 8 / 16 2.0 GHz 4.7 GHz 3.7 GHz 16 MB UHD 630 35 W $325

 

10th Gen Intel Core i5 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i5 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i5-10600K 6 / 12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 125 W $262
Core i5-10600KF 6 / 12 4.1 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.5 GHz 12 MB 125 W $237
Core i5-10600 6 / 12 3.3 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $213
Core i5-10600T 6 / 12 2.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $213
Core i5-10500 6 / 12 3.1 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $192
Core i5-10500T 6 / 12 2.3 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $192
Core i5-10400 6 / 12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $182
Core i5-10400F 6 / 12 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.0 GHz 12 MB 65 W $182
Core i5-10400T 6 / 12 2.0 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $182

 

10th Gen Intel Core i3 : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Core i3 Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Core i3-10320 4 / 8 3.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $154
Core i3-10300 4 / 8 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $143
Core i3-10300T 4 / 8 3.0 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 35 W $143
Core i3-10100 4 / 8 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $122
Core i3-10100T 4 / 8 3.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz 12 MB UHD 630 65 W $122

 

10th Gen Intel Pentium : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Pentium Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Pentium Gold G-6600 2 / 4 4.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $86
Pentium Gold G-6500 2 / 4 4.1 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $75
Pentium Gold G-6500T 2 / 4 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $75
Pentium Gold G-6400 2 / 4 4.0 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $64
Pentium Gold G-6400T 2 / 4 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $64

 

10th Gen Intel Celeron : Specifications + Price List

10th Gen Celeron Cores /
Threads
Base Freq. Single Core
Turbo
All Core
Turbo
Cache Graphics TDP Price
Celeron G-5920 2 / 2 3.5 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $52
Celeron G-5900 2 / 2 3.4 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 58 W $42
Celeron G-5900T 2 / 2 3.2 GHz 12 MB UHD 610 35 W $42

 

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2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : First Look!

The recently-announced 2020 Acer Aspire C27 and C24 AIO computers are here!

Get a quick preview of these two new Acer Aspire 27-inch and 24-inch All-in-One PCs!

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Official Briefing!

Acer just brought in the new 27-inch and 24-inch Aspire C-series All-In-One PCs, with an ultra-thin 6.8 mm form factor!

With a 27-inch Full HD IPS display, the Acer Aspire C27-962 is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and comes with 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

The Acer Aspire C24-962, on the other hand, is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processor, and comes with a 23.8-inch Full HD IPS display, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.

They both come with a camera shutter and a HDMI-out port for a second display, as well as four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports. They also feature Acer Vision Care technologies like BlueLightShield and Flickerless.

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Specifications

Acer is bringing in two models, powered by the Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 respectively :

Specifications 2020 Aspire C27 2020 Aspire C24
Model Aspire C27-962 Aspire C24-962
Display 27-inch IPS Anti-Glare 23.8-inch IPS Anti-Glare
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
Memory 8 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2 GB GDDR5)
SSD 512 GB PCIe SSD 128 GB PCIe SSD
HDD 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Launch Price RM 3,499 RM 2,879

 

2020 Acer Aspire C27 | C24 AIO : Price + Availability

Both 2020 Acer Aspire C27 and C24 AIO are available with immediate effect at these launch prices :

  • Acer Aspire C27-962 : RM 3,499 / ~S$1,173 / ~US$844 / ~£655 / ~A$1,263
  • Acer Aspire C24-962 : RM 2,879 / ~S$965 / ~US$695 / ~£539 / ~A$1,039

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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Acer TravelMate P6 “Project Athena” Laptop : First Look!

The Acer TravelMate P6 – co-engineered with Intel for advanced mobile performance – is here!

Here is everything we know so far about this Project Athena laptop!

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : A Project Athena Laptop!

The Acer TravelMate P6 is designed for mobile professionals who have to be on-the-go. To do that, it is designed to be thin, light and yet tough and last long. It also comes with the ability to stay connected on both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.

Co-Engineered With Intel

The Acer TravelMate P6 is co-engineered with Intel under the Project Athena program. This means it has been verified to deliver advanced mobile performance in responsiveness, instant wake and battery life.

Performance

The Acer TravelMate P6 can be configured with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, and up to 24 GB DDR4 memory.

It comes with a fast PCIe x4 SSD, with up to 1 TB of storage – delivering high throughputs, as well as a large storage capacity.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Acer TravelMate P6 comes with Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, that delivers 3X faster speeds than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It can be configured to support eSIM to let you to stay connected using 4G LTE.

Thin + Light + Lasts Long

The Acer TravelMate P6 has a premium magnesium-aluminium alloy chassis, and weighs just 1.1 kg and is only 16.6 mm thick.

Yet its battery will last up to 23 hours, with fast charging capability that lets it recharge up to 50% in less than 45 minutes!

Military Tough

The Acer TravelMate P6 is both MIL-STD-810G and 810F compliant, allowing it to withstand bumps, drops and other mishaps. It is also resistant to rain, humidity and extreme temperatures.

Secure

Users can log into the TravelMate P6 using Windows Hello via the fingerprint reader on the power button, or through the IR webcam that utilises biometric facial recognition. When not in use, the camera shutter can be physically closed for added security.

It also comes with an integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip hardware-based protection for passwords and encryption keys.

The pre-loaded Acer ProShield includes a suite of security and management tools that help safeguard sensitive data, while Acer Office Management lets IT professionals deploy security policies and monitor assets from one unified interface.

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : Specifications

Acer is offering two variants in Malaysia, with these specifications :

Specifications Acer Spin P6 2020 (Core i7) Acer Spin P6 2020 (Core i5)
Model P614-51TG-G2-78WZ P614-51T-G2-55Z1
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touch Display
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Processor Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i5-10210U
Memory 8 GB LPDDR4, Upgradable to 24 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Intel UHD Graphics
Storage 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Weight 1.1 kg
Launch Price RM 6,299 RM 4,899

 

Acer TravelMate P6 : Price + Availability

The Acer TravelMate P6 will be available in these regions, with these starting prices :

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  • North America : February 2020, starting at USD 1,149.99
  • EMEA : February 2020, starting at EUR 1,099
  • China : January 2020, starting at RMB 9,999

Here in Malaysia, it is available in two variants with a 3-year warranty, including a 1-year international traveller warranty :

  • P614-51TG-G2-78WZ (Core i7) : RM 6,299
  • P614-51T-G2-55Z1 (Core i5) : RM 4,899

 

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Acer Spin 3 2020 Convertible Laptop : First Look!

The Acer Spin 3 2020, which was recently announced at CES 2020, is here and available for purchase!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Acer Spin 3 2020 convertible laptop!

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Convertible Laptop

The Acer Spin 3 2020 features a slimmer design with a more powerful 10th Gen Intel Core processor, a weight of just 1.5 kg and a thickness of just 16.9 mm.

A convertible laptop, the Acer Spin 3 2020 comes with 360-degree hinges, allowing professionals and students to effortlessly sketch, take notes, create content and share ideas throughout their day, all with one easy flip.

With a 14-inch touchscreen Full HD display, the new Spin 3 has 7.82 mm thin bezels that offer a 78% screen-to-body ratio for maximum screen real estate.

The Acer Spin 3 2020 supports writing and drawing using its fast-charging Acer Active Stylus with Wacom AES (active electrostatic) technology. The stylus has 4,096 pressure levels and is kept in a convenient storage dock where it quick-charges – a 15 second charge gives you 90 minutes of active writing!

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Specifications

The new Acer Spin 3 comes in two variants – one with a Core i5 processor, and the other with a Core i3 processor :

Specifications Acer Spin 3 2020 (Core i5) Acer Spin 3 2020 (Core i3)
Model SP314-54N-54F SP314-54N-38F9
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touch Display
Processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
Memory 8 GB LPDDR4 4 GB LPDDR4
Graphics Intel Iris Plus Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Launch Price RM 3,199 RM 2,699

 

Acer Spin 3 2020 Price + Availability + Deal

The new Acer Spin 3 will be available for purchase in March 2020, at all Acer Concept Stores, and Acer Official Online Stores at these recommended retail prices :

  • SP314-54N-54F (Core i5) : RM 3,199 / ~S$1,073 / ~US$772 / ~£599 / ~A$1,158
  • SP314-54N-38F9 (Core i3) : RM 2,699 / ~S$906 / ~US$652 / ~£505 / ~A$977

Acer will also give the first 5 purchases of both variants a FREE Urbanista Sydney portable Bluetooth speaker worth RM219!

 

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Acer TravelMate P2 : MIL-Spec Always-Connected Laptop!

At CES 2020, Acer just unveiled the TravelMate P2 – a MIL-Spec laptop that is always-connected via 4G LTE! Here is what we know so far!

 

Acer TravelMate P2 : MIL-Spec Always-Connected Laptop!

The Acer TravelMate P2 is designed for mobile workers who have to be on-the-go. The ability to connected not only to a Wi-Fi network, but also 4G LTE will ensure that the user can stay connected, no matter where he/she is.

Performance

The Acer TravelMate P2 can be configured with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, with an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX230 GPU, and up to 32 GB DDR4 memory.

It also has a configurable dual-drive system – giving you the option of using up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD, with an additional 1 TB HDD.

High-Speed Connectivity

The Acer TravelMate P2 comes with Intel Wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, that delivers 3X faster speeds than Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). It also supports both a Nano SIM card, as well as eSIM, allowing you to stay connected using 4G LTE.

Wide Range Of Ports

The Acer TravelMate P2 also comes with a wide range of ports, including VGA, HDMI and USB Type C. If that’s not enough, you can add an optional Acer USB Type C dock for even more ports!

Tough + Long-Lasting

The Acer TravelMate P2 is MIL-STD-810G compliant, and can deliver up to 13 hours of battery life!

 

Acer TravelMate P2 : Price + Availability

The Acer TravelMate P2 will be available in these regions, with these starting prices :

  • North America : February 2020, starting at USD 699.99
  • EMEA : January 2020, starting at EUR 599
  • China : January 2020, starting at RMB 4,499

 

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Acer Swift 5 2019 Ultra-Light Laptops : All 4 Variants!

Acer just launched four variants of the 2019 Swift 5 – an ultra-light laptop that weighs only 990 grams!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about these new Acer Swift 5 laptops – price, deals, specifications and key features!

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Ultra-Light Laptop : All 4 Variants!

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 is a 14-inch ultra-light laptop that is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core (Ice Lake) processors, and weighs less than 1 kg!

Giving us a primer on the 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) is Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia’s Senior Product Manager.

Ultra-Light Build

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) is designed for road warriors. With a magnesium alloy chassis, it weighs just 990 grams!

14-inch Touch Display

It comes a 14-inch IPS touch display, with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and 300 nits of maximum brightness.

Thanks to thinner 3.97 mm display bezels, it boasts a 86.4% screen-to-body ratio, and a 11% smaller footprint.

Faster Processors + Graphics

Acer will offer two 10th Gen Intel Core (Ice Lake) processor options :

  • the Intel Core i5-1035G1 with UHD Graphics, and
  • the Intel Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus Graphics.

If you need better graphics performance, they are also offering a variant with NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

USB 3.1 Type C / Thunderbolt 3

It also comes with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port, which supports Thunderbolt 3 – offering you greater connectivity capabilities.

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Colour Comparison

The 2019 Acer Swift 5 (MY | UK) comes in two colour options – Charcoal Blue and Moonstone White. Here’s a colour comparison video :

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Models + Specifications

Acer is offering four variants of the 2019 Swift 5 (MY | UK) ultra-light laptop. For your convenience, we summarised their key specifications in this comparison table :

Specifications SF514-
54T-70AA
SF514-
54GT-512N
SF514-
54T-50GD
SF514-
54T-52AS
Display 14-inch Full HD IPS Touchscreen Display
1920 x 1080 pixels, 300 nits
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i5-1035G1
Graphics Processor Iris Plus Graphics GeForce MX250 UHD Graphics
Memory 16 GB LPDDR4x 8 GB LPDDR4
Storage 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Wireless Capabilities Wi-Fi 6 : 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Connectivity Options 1 x USB 3.1 Type C / Thunderbolt 3
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Battery 56 Whr 4-cell lithium-ion battery
– Up to 12.5 hours battery life
Dimensions 329 mm wide, 219 mm deep,
14.95 mm thick
Weight 990 g
Colour Charcoal Blue Moonstone White Moonstone White Charcoal Blue
Price RM 4,699
£1,085.66
RM 3,999 RM 3,699 RM 3,699
£905.01

 

Acer Swift 5 2019 Price List + Deals

Here is the price list for the four Acer Swift 5 2019 variants (accurate as of 19 November 2019) :

FREE Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019

Every 2019 Acer Swift 5 laptop (MY | UK) will come preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019.

FREE Acer Accessories

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If you purchase the Acer Swift 5 2019 laptop (MY | UK), you will also have the option to redeem one of these free gifts :

  • Acer Predator Waterproof Bag
  • Acer Predator Cestus 310 Gaming Mouse
  • Acer E300 True Harmony Earphones

FREE Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic

The first 5 units of each 2019 Acer Swift 5 variant purchased at an Acer Malaysia Concept Store, Acer Malaysia Online Store, and selected Acer Malaysia reseller will receive a free pair of Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic worth RM99.

Acer Predator League 2020 Contest

Purchasing a Acer Swift 5 2019 laptop (MY | UK) will also put you in the running to win a pair of tickets to Predator League 2020 finals in Manila, inclusive of accommodation, air tickets and airport transfers.

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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)

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

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)

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

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)

Recommended : Intel Core i9-9900K Preview – World’s Best Gaming CPU?

 

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 10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number Guide!

The 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, now consists of Ice Lake and Comet Lake processors, each with a new and different processor number system.

Let’s take a look at the two new 10th Gen Intel Core processor number systems, and figure out what the letters and numbers mean!

 

10th Gen Intel Core Processor Primer

The 10th Gen Intel Core processor family, confusingly, consists of two distinctly different and separate processor lines.

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake

The 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors are the first to be purpose-built for AI applications, with features like :

  • Intel Deep Learning Boost – a new, dedicated instruction set for hardware acceleration of neural networks, which will boost applications like automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
  • GPU Engine Compute – developers can use the GPU, which provides up to 1 teraflops of compute capability, for high-throughput inference applications like video stylisation, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
  • Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) – a dedicated hardware engine for background workloads like voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake

The 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake processors, on the other hand, are an evolution of the last-generation Whiskey Lake processors.

They use the old 14 nm process technology, with these improvements or features :

  • Up to 16% better performance than the last-generation Intel Whiskey Lake processors, never mind 2014 dinosaurs
  • Intel Adaptix technologies – a set of tools that will help Intel’s OEM partners tune their laptop designs for 8% to 12% better performance
  • Support for faster memory – up to DDR4-2666
  • Support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

The 10th Gen Intel Core Processor Number System(s)

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.

It’s as if they have two different departments who do not communicate with each other… but I digress. Let’s take a look at their processor number systems, separately.

 

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Processor Number System

Here is the processor number system for the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors

Brand Modifier

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

  • Core i7 : enthusiast class, with many processing cores
  • 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 three digits that Comet Lake uses, 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)

 

10th Gen Intel Comet Lake Processor Number System

Here is the processor number system for the 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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10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Mobile CPU Features + Specifications!

Intel Ice Lake is finally here! Intel just officially launched eleven new 10th Gen Intel Core U-series and Y-series mobile processors!

Here is our primer on the 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors, codenamed Ice Lake!

 

Intel Ice Lake – 10th Gen, Designed For Thin-And-Light

Codenamed Ice Lake, the 10th Gen Intel Core mobile processors are designed for thin-and-light laptops, including 2-in-1 devices. Here is a quick summary of what’s new…

AI For Mobile Computing

More than just evolutions of previous generations, the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors are the first to be purpose-built for AI in mobile computers. It features :

  • Intel Deep Learning Boost – a new, dedicated instruction set for hardware acceleration of neural networks, which will boost applications like automatic image enhancements, photo indexing and photorealistic effects.
  • GPU Engine Compute – developers can use the GPU, which provides up to 1 teraflops of compute capability, for high-throughput inference applications like video stylisation, analytics and real-time video resolution upscaling.
  • Intel Gaussian & Neural Accelerator (GNA) – a dedicated hardware engine for background workloads like voice processing and noise suppression at ultra-low power.

Greatly Improved Graphics Capability

Some of the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors come with Intel Iris Plus graphics, which deliver double the graphics performance.

Iris Plus graphics will let you game in 1080p, as well as handle 4K video editing and high-resolution photo editing, without the need for a separate GPU.

  • They are the first Intel GPUs to support the VESA Adaptive Sync standard, for a tear-free gaming experience.
  • They are the industry’s first GPU to use variable rate shading for improved rendering performance.
  • They support BT.2020 (also known as Rec. 2020), allowing you to watch 4K HDR video at up to 10 bits of colour.

Recommended : 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake : 1 Step Forward, 1 Step Back!

 

10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Models + Specifications (U Series)

Intel announced six new 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors under the U-series, with TDPs of 15 to 28 watts. These are meant for thin-and-light laptops.

10th Gen U-Series Cores / Threads Cache Base Freq Single Core Turbo All Core Turbo Graphics Graphics Max Freq Nominal /
ConfigUP TDP
Intel Core i7-1068G7 4 / 8 8 MB 2.3 GHz 4.1 GHz 3.6 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 28W
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 / 8 8 MB 1.3 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.5 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G7 4 / 8 6 MB 1.2 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G4 4 / 8 6 MB 1.1 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i5-1035G1 4 / 8 6 MB 1.0 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
1.05 GHz 15W / 25W
Intel Core i3-1005G1 2 / 4 4 MB 1.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
0.90 GHz 15W

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10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Models + Specifications (Y Series)

Intel announced a further five new 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake mobile processors under the Y-series, with TDPs of 9 to 12 watts. These are meant for 2-in-1 laptops.

10th Gen Y-Series Cores / Threads Cache Base Freq Single Core Turbo All Core Turbo Graphics Graphics Max Freq Nominal /
ConfigUP TDP
Intel Core i7-1060G7 4 / 8 8 MB 1.0 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.4 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.10 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i5-1030G7 4 / 8 6 MB 0.8 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(64 EUs)
1.05 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i5-1030G4 4 / 8 6 MB 0.7 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
1.05 GHz 9W / 12W
Intel Core i3-1000G4 2 / 4 4 MB 1.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel Iris Plus
(48 EUs)
0.90 GHz 9W
Intel Core i3-1000G1 2 / 4 4 MB 1.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz Intel UHD Graphics
(32 EUs)
0.90 GHz 9W

 

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