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MAINGEAR unleashes ML-16 gaming laptop: Core Ultra CPU, RTX 40 series GPU starts from $1869

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 20, 2024 8:01 PM CDT

MAINGEAR has just unveiled its new ML-16 gaming laptops, powered by Intel's new Core Ultra 100 series "Meteor Lake" CPUs and NVIDIA's current-gen GeForce RTX 40 series "Ada Lovelace" GPUs. Check it out:

MAINGEAR unleashes ML-16 gaming laptop: Core Ultra CPU, RTX 40 series GPU starts from $1869

MAINGEAR has crafted the new ML-16 gaming laptop to deliver "next-level productivity and gaming performance at home and on the go". The ML-16 gaming laptop has been collaboratively engineered for impressive speed, seamless multitasking, and long-lasting battery life.

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Snapdragon X Elite Copilot+ PC reviews show it falling behind in gaming performance

Kosta Andreadis | Jun 19, 2024 9:31 PM CDT

Microsoft's new Copilot+ PCs are here. The AI-powered Windows 11 laptops ditch traditional x86 CPUs (for now) for Qualcomm's new Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite chip. Many have been waiting for reviews to find out how these new 'Windows on Arm' machines stack up to the competition.

Snapdragon X Elite Copilot+ PC reviews show it falling behind in gaming performance

However, with software delays and the controversial Recall feature being pulled at the last minute, reviewers haven't had much time to explore the new Copilot+ PC line-up.

That said, several reviews with benchmarks and battery information are now available - many of them focusing on the ASUS Vivobook S 15. It doesn't feature the most powerful version of the Snapdragon X Elite chip, but we've got our first taste of what to expect.

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Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro laptops expected in late 2024 with new M4 processor

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 18, 2024 8:47 PM CDT

Apple is gearing up to release its next-gen M4-powered MacBook Pro laptops, with a new post on X suggesting we'll see new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by the M4 processor later this year.

Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro laptops expected in late 2024 with new M4 processor

The only M4-powered product in Apple's growing arsenal is the new iPad Pro, but in a new post on X to subscribers, Ross Young from Display Supply Chain Consultants said his recent supply chain checks show there are new MacBook Pro laptops on the way. We're to expect a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, both powered by Apple's latest M4 processor.

Young's new claims match with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who reported in April that there was a "slim chance" we'd see M4-powered MacBook Pro laptops released in late 2024 but could get pushed into 2025. Young isn't a leaker. Instead, he's an analyst and covers the display supply chain, which is pointing to new M4-powered MacBook Pros being released later this year.

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Microsoft's first Copilot+ AI PCs have launched: Qualcomm Snapdragon X laptops now available

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 17, 2024 11:09 PM CDT

Qualcomm is leading the Copilot+ PC era by launching its new Snapdragon X-powered Copilot+ PCs, beginning Microsoft's big change into an AI-fueled future of Windows.

Microsoft's first Copilot+ AI PCs have launched: Qualcomm Snapdragon X laptops now available

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon X Elite processors earlier this year, where they'll compete directly against Apple, Intel, and AMD. The new Snapdragon X platform is the first fully Microsoft Copilot+ compliant platform, offering out-of-the-box support for the latest AI features, something that Intel and AMD won't have at launch with their next-gen Core Ultra 200V series "Lunar Lake" and AMD Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" processors.

Microsoft has announced that the first Copilot+ PCs will begin at $999, with a huge list of Copilot+ PC systems from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Microsoft itself. Qualcomm is the first with Copilot+ PC systems powered by its new Snapdragon X processor, packing a new Arm-based Oryon CPU, upgraded Adrenop GPU, and more.

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ASUS's Project Dali full-color e-ink ROG Zephyrus laptop lid concept is amazing

Kosta Andreadis | Jun 11, 2024 1:31 AM CDT

ASUS and its ROG (Republic of Gamers) team cooked up an impressive concept and prototype for its popular ROG Zephyrus line of gaming laptops - a full-color customizable e-ink layer on the lid. It's a brilliant concept because you can customize the image to fit it, and it will effectively print it out as an energy-efficient, high-quality image for your portable rig.

ASUS's Project Dali full-color e-ink ROG Zephyrus laptop lid concept is amazing

This builds on the impressive ROG AniMe Matrix array of programmable LED lights on current ROG Zephyrus G14 laptops. Even though it's only a concept, the ASUS team developed an Armoury Crate interface for the technology we could use during a visit to the company's HQ during Computex to check out its latest products.

After the initial wow factor wore off, we shared our initial concerns about the e-ink layer getting scratched or damaged, as it is situated on the top or lid of the laptop. ASUS took the feedback on board and advised that 'Project Dali,' as it's being called, was being shown at Computex to gauge interest and feedback.

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ASUS Zenbook S16 Copilot+ AI PC is thinner than the MacBook Pro and made from Ceraluminum

Kosta Andreadis | Jun 3, 2024 6:44 AM CDT

You might be asking yourself a single-word question right now: Ceraluminum? The outer lid of the stylish and sleek new Copilot+ AI PC from ASUS, the Zenbook S16, is made from this exclusive new material that "blends the beauty and feel of ceramic with the strength of aluminum." And with a name like that, it also sounds like it was harvested from Pandora, the fictional planet from the Avatar movies. According to ASUS, Ceraluminum is extremely durable but with a more elegant look and feel.

ASUS Zenbook S16 Copilot+ AI PC is thinner than the MacBook Pro and made from Ceraluminum

Okay, with that out of the way, you're looking at an impressively specced 16-inch laptop. With a slim 1.1cm profile, it's thinner than the latest MacBook Pro while weighing only 1.5kg - which is impressive for a 16-inch device. ASUS has managed this by custom engineering a 3D vapor chamber cooling system that's just 0.1cm thick, with CNC machine-etched water and dustproof holes near the keyboard to maximize airflow.

The Zenbook S16 Copilot+ AI PC features the latest AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor, with a powerful 50 TOPS of AI performance NPU running at just 28W. Throw in up to 2TB of storage, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory, and a 3K 16:10 120 Hz panel, and it's as impressive under the hood as it is stylish.

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ASUS announces exclusive AI apps for new Copilot+ PCs designed for creatives

Jak Connor | Jun 3, 2024 6:31 AM CDT

ASUS has announced a new line-up of Copilot+ PCs that come in various form factors and all of them are Copilot+ certified.

ASUS announces exclusive AI apps for new Copilot+ PCs designed for creatives

Computex 2024 has officially begun with ASUS revealing its new line of Copilot+ PCs, with some of the new laptops being designed for gaming, creatives, and a little bit of both. At the top of ASUS's stack of Copilot+ gaming laptop is the Zephyrus G16, and for creatives is the Zenbook S 16. More specifically, ASUS has announced a new range of ProArt Copilot+ laptops that are designed for creatives - the ProArt P16, ProArt PX13 and ProArt PZ13.

The ProArt P16 clamshell laptop and ProArt PX13 come with an up to AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics. Additionally, each of these creative-focussed laptops come with an NPU capable of 50 TOPS of AI-driven performance, while the RTX 4070 is capable of delivering 321 TOPS for the more demanding AI tasks. The 16-inch ProArt P16 is just 14.9mm thin and weighs 1.85kg. The 13-inch ProArt PX13 is even lighter at 1.38kg, while the ProArt PZ13 is even lighter again at 0.85kg.

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ASUS releases GeForce-powered TUF Gaming Copilot+ laptops at Computex 2024

Jak Connor | Jun 3, 2024 4:08 AM CDT

Computex 2024 has started and unsurprisingly it's inundated with artificial intelligence powered devices, particularly Copilot+ laptops.

ASUS releases GeForce-powered TUF Gaming Copilot+ laptops at Computex 2024

ASUS has kicked off the technology trade show by showcasing its latest range of AI-powered TUF Gaming laptops, which will all be coming with AMD's Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor that ushers in a 50 TOPS Neural Processing Unit (NPU) - a piece of hardware dedicated to running AI-based tasks. The TUF Gaming line is designed to be a more affordable solution compared to ASUS's ROG line, which is why we are seeing cut-down version of the ROG Zephyrus G16.

The TUF Gaming laptops arrive in two variants the A16 and A14, with the A14 being the least powerful of the two. With that being said both of these laptops, while being able to carry out AI-based tasks through Windows Copilot+ are more than capable of running the latest games at considerable framerates.

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ASUS announces premium gaming Copilot+ PC ROG Zephyrus G16

Jak Connor | Jun 3, 2024 4:00 AM CDT

Computex 2024 has kicked off with the artificial intelligence-powered boom and leading the charge is ASUS with its new Copilot+ laptops.

ASUS announces premium gaming Copilot+ PC ROG Zephyrus G16

ASUS was kind enough to invite us to their headquarters in Taipei for a tour where they demoed their new ROG Zephyrus G16. The AI-powered laptop comes with an AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor and an Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with 50 TOPS of power. The NPU along with at least 16GB of RAM means the ROG Zephyrus G16 meets Microsoft's specification requirements for it be a Copilot+-certified PC.

Other specifications are as follows: ROG Nebula OLED panel with G-Sync, up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU that has 321 TOPS of advanced AI performance, tri-fan technology, new fiber and mesh heat pipes and fans, and an ultra-thin chassis measuring just 1.49cm thick and weighing 1.85kg (16-inch model).

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Apple's first foldable could be a 19-inch laptop, and it might arrive sooner than you think

Oliver Haslam | May 23, 2024 2:00 PM CDT

Apple is yet to enter the world of the foldable phone and there is little to suggest that it intends to change that any time soon. But Apple is indeed reportedly working on a foldable device of some sort and that's believed to be an all-screen laptop. We've seen reports of a potential 20-inch foldable device before, and now a new report by the usually well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple is also testing a foldable laptop with an 18.8-inch display.

Apple's first foldable could be a 19-inch laptop, and it might arrive sooner than you think

Ming-Chi Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is still working on a 20.25-inch option with LG Display being the exclusive panel supplier. But the smaller model is also being considered with the two different foldable panels corresponding to the design of 14- to 15-inch and 13- to 14-inch laptops. What's more, he believes that Apple is aiming to have the displays ready for assembly towards the end of 2025 or early 2026 which means these laptops could go on sale in just a couple of years.

In a lengthy Medium post detailing Apple's plans, Kuo said that Apple is working to put the M4 family of chips into the new laptop. Apple is expected to launch new M4 machines later this year, but the bulk of the lineup - including new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Airs - won't go M4 until 2025. That would then leave Apple's M5 ready for a 2026 debut.

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