Intel 9th Gen Notebooks CPUs revealed: 8-core 16-thread i9-9980HK & 8-core i7-9850H

Intel has not officially announced the 9th generation of their laptop CPUs yet the basic details of these updated chips have been released. The information for these CPUs come from listings for export compliance. The new processors will be featuring the same 14nm++ node as used by the desktop variants while offering higher cores and … Read more

Intel leaks 9th Generation Coffee Lake S processors – i5-9600k and more

Intel has accidentally announced the specification for a large number of its 9th generation CPU line-up via a Spectre/Meltdown Microcode mitigation PDF. The 9th generation will mostly be rebranded versions of the 8th generation, and the leak covers most of the i3 and i5-class 9000 series processors. These new Coffee Lake Refresh SKUs are re-released … Read more

New 8-Gen Intel Mobile CPUs Announced – includes 6-core i9-8950K that can be overclocked

In the next few hours I will be posting about some laptop launches that include the just announced Intel CPUs, so I thought it would be prudent to make a post about the latest generation of processors from Intel. We have already seen quite a lot 8th Generation CPUs from Intel, including many for the … Read more

AMD Ryzen Threadripper’s pricing and specifications

Threadripper is AMD’s answer to the Core X-Series by Intel (or the older Socket 2011 extreme CPUs), offering high core counts to the enthusiast and professional market. Intel has copped a lot of flak for the pricing of their CPUs in this category, having no competition they have exploited the market with the top of … Read more

AMD unveils Ryzen CPUs. Claims Intel beating performance.

AMD has officially announced the retail branding for its upcoming Zen architecture processors. AMD claims the Zen architecture behind Ryzen will offer a 40 percent increase in instructions per clock (IPC). ‘The Zen core at the heart of our Ryzen processors is the result of focused execution and thousands of engineering hours designing and delivering … Read more

MacBook Air Details

macbook-air Ok so I am about 10 years too late blogging about the MacBook Air, but it is pretty big news so I am going to blog about it anyway. So what is the MacBook Air? It is a ultrathin, ultraportable laptop with a 13.3 inch widescreen.

From Apple.com

MacBook Air is nearly as thin as your index finger. Practically every detail that could be streamlined has been. Yet it still has a 13.3-inch widescreen LED display, full-size keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad. It’s incomparably portable without the usual ultraportable screen and keyboard compromises.

The incredible thinness of MacBook Air is the result of numerous size- and weight-shaving innovations. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports to a lower-profile battery, everything has been considered and reconsidered with thinness in mind.

MacBook Air is designed and engineered to take full advantage of the wireless world. A world in which 802.11n Wi-Fi is now so fast and so available, people are truly living untethered — buying music and TV shows online, downloading software, and sharing and storing files on the web.

Some of the key features include:

  • 13.3″ backlit LED with 1280-by-800 resolution
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 80Gig hardrive
  • or 64GB solid-state drive (very expensive)
  • 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • 5hrs Battery
  • Oversize trackpad with multi-touch technology
  • 1 USB Port
  • Headphone Jack
  • Micro-DVI

There is no CD/DVD drive built in to keep the size down, though a USB powered external drive will apparently be available.

The batter is not user replaceable but it is apparently possible to pay for a factory fitted battery for you. Apple are quoting $129, I would expect it will be a bit more here in the UK.

In order to reduce the size of the laptop it has been reported that Intel have used the Montevina based chip that was scheduled to be launched later this year. Combined with the Intel 965GMS chipset with integrated graphics the chip has had a 60% reduction on its footprint size. The power rating of the chip is just 20W, as opposed to 35W from the Core 2 Duo

Some more pictures after the jump.

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