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Here's what Apple's new MacBook Pro looks like in the nude, M1 Max SoC

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 26 2021 10:11 PM CDT

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops are here with 14-inch and 16-inch offerings powered by Apple's latest M1 Max SoC, with powerhouse mobile performance that rivals laptops and desktops, all on a 5nm chip fabbed at TSMC.

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The new Apple 2021 MacBook Pro 16.2-inch model has received a quick teardown treatment by @L0vetodream on Twitter, showing that the new MacBook Pro is cooled by a single heat pipe and dual fans. Apple's new M1 Max SoC does not require massive amounts of cooling, with the thermal design of the new MacBook Pro allowing for 50% more airflow with lower fan speeds.

Apple's energy efficiency out of the new M1 Max SoC and TSMC's new 5nm process node is showing its strength here, with the teardown revealing the new 2021 MacBook Pro and its M1 Max SoC is surrounded by 4 memory chips, and compares it to a small coin. Impressive stuff that, as a nerd, is really awesome to see.

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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro: up to 21 hours battery, 120Hz display

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 18 2021 7:36 PM CDT

Apple has just unveiled its next-gen MacBook Pro laptops with their spiffy new, and super-charged M1 Max and M1 Pro SoCs. Inside, the new MacBook Pro laptops are impressive pieces of kit -- but they wouldn't be an Apple product if they didn't look all spiffy on the outside, too.

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The company is offering up two new models: the Apple MacBook Pro models for 2021 are coming in a 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch model, both with radically reduced bezels that are 60% thinner than previous-gen MBP laptops. Apple is using rounded edges on the new 2021 MacBook Pro, a new thermal design that keeps the fans turned off unless required -- silent operation.

Apple has totally removed the Touch Bar from these new MacBook Pro laptops, and in place of the Touch Bar we have some physical function keys. But that mundune stuff to the side, Apple is using an impressive new display here with ProMotion technology pushing up to 120Hz refresh on the beefy 3456 x 2224 resolution display.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops could be here real soon

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 13 2021 9:23 PM CDT

Apple is about to launch its new iPhone 13 family of smartphones, but also its new redesigned M1X-based MacBook Pro laptops.

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According to the latest rumors, we're looking at Apple launching its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with M1X chips "in the next several weeks". The new rumors are coming from Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, who has said that he also expects the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, new AirPods, a redesigned Apple mini 6, and iPad 9.

Gurman said: "M1X MacBook Pro: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with high-end M1 chips, MagSafe magnetic charging, miniLED screens, and no Touch Bars are in the offing. After delays, look out for these to hit shelves in the next several weeks".

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Intel reference NUC X15 gaming laptop: Core i7-11800H and RTX 3070

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 7 2021 1:34 AM CDT

Intel has just pushed out its new NUC X15 Laptop kit, a new reference gaming laptop that packs a great amount of punch under its NUC hood.

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The new Intel NUC X15 is available in 5 different models, 4 of which are powered by the 11th Generation Core i7-11800H CPU while the last model uses the 11th Gen Core i5-11400H processor. The higher-end Core i7-11800H offerings inside of the NUC X15 gaming laptops have the choice of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card.

There's up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM memory available, and the choice between 4 different displays and varying refresh rates. The higher-end models have a QHD (2560x1440) 165Hz IPS panel, joined by a FHD (1920x1080) 240Hz IPS panel. The Core i5-11400H-based NUC X15 laptop will have a 1080p 144Hz panel.

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Elon Musk uses PC desktop with 'latest graphics card', GIGABYTE laptop

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Aug 5 2021 10:42 PM CDT

We all know that Elon Musk is a PC gamer, but now the SpaceX and Tesla founder has confirmed that he has a PC desktop with the "latest graphics card" -- as the GPU editor of TweakTown, I'd like to think he has a GeForce RTX 3090.

Musk also confirmed that he has an Apple Mac and a GIGABYTE laptop as well, after being pinged by Whole Mars that talked about the recent swipes that Musk has made at Apple -- and the fact Musk tried to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook on the thought of acquiring Tesla, but Cook denied that meeting.

Anyway, the SpaceX and Tesla founder replied saying that: "Actually, I like & use Apple products. They are just obviously overcharging with App Store. I mean 30% fees for doing almost zero incremental work is completely unreasonable. Epic wouldn't bother processing their own payments if App Store fees were fair".

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Razer Blade 17 gaming laptop updated: Core i7-11800H + RTX 3080 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jul 14 2021 7:37 PM CDT

Razer has just announced some big upgrades to their Blade 17 and Blade 15 gaming laptops, packing Intel's new 11th Gen Core H-series processors, and more.

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You can now configure the new Razer Blade 17 gaming laptop with a flagship Core i9-11900H processor, offering up 8 cores and 16 threads at up to 4.9GHz -- joined by NVIDIA's flagship laptop GPU in the GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.

You can of course configure the Razer Blade 15 and Blade 17 gaming laptops with two PCIe 4.0 SSDs -- that I would highly recommend, for ultra-fast transfer speeds and load times. You've got kick-ass THX Spatial Audio here, but I would suggest buying the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless headphones (with haptic feedback + THX Spatial Audio).

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Uh, so Windows 11 laptops will REQUIRE front facing camera in 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 5 2021 10:05 PM CDT

Microsoft is really pushing towards its 1984-style future where its criticized "Productivity Score" technology would use cameras in the room, or on your devices (laptops, desktop PCs, TVs, etc) to measure how productive you are at work.

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The technology is most likely going to be heavily driven by Windows 11, which will require laptop makers to include a front-facing camera at Microsoft's demand. It all starts on January 1, 2023 which will require every single new laptop built from that day forward, feature a front-facing camera for Windows 11.

Not only does Microsoft require you to have a front-facing camera on the new laptop in 2023, but there are some specifics that it requires, too. Microsoft demands that laptop cameras have a resolution of HD or better, Auto Exposure (AE) and Auto White Balance (AWB).

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ASUS Zenbook 15 OLED: up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and 4K OLED display

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jul 4 2021 11:32 PM CDT

ASUS is readying a new Zenbook 15 OLED laptop, which will pack a super-fast AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and a beautiful 4K OLED display.

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Inside, the new ASUS Zenbook 15 UM535QE laptop can be configured with AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, but only up to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. You'll get a 15.6-inch Nano Edge OLED display that has 100% DCI-P3 coverage and Pantone calibration, with up to 440 nits of brightness -- which means it hits the DisplayHDR 400 standard.

The listing explains: "ZenBook Pro 15 OLED is built to break away from conventions and inspire you to create. It is equipped with a pixel-proof 4K NanoEdge OLED touchscreen that you never want to stop using. The computer is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor that provides improved performance for all creativity along with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics that provide high performance for video editing or working with digital images".

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Acer releases TGP updates for GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 1 2021 9:06 PM CDT

Acer has just announced that it is releasing firmware updates for their new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 gaming laptops, which drives up the TGP which will provide more performance while you're gaming.

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TDP or Total Graphics Power, is how much power your GPU can use inside of the gaming laptop all on-the-fly. Acer's new BIOSes are being made available with increased TGPs for the Nitro 5, Helios 300, Triton 300, and the Triton 300 SE gaming laptops.

Acer isn't pushing huge power increases across every single GPU and gaming laptop, with TGP increases of between 5W and 30W. The 30W increase isn't going into the GeForce RTX 3080, but rather the GeForce RTX 3060-based gaming laptop from Acer.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 15: RTX 3050 Ti + 15-inch 3.5K OLED display

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 30 2021 8:32 PM CDT

Xiaomi has just revealed its latest Mi Notebook Pro X laptop which is rolling out with NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Laptop GPU and a beautiful new 3.5K OLED display.

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The new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 15 laptop rolls out with a 15-inch 16:10 OLED panel and native 3452 x 2160 resolution display. The 3.5K OLED display has a refresh rate of just 60Hz but this isn't a bleeding edge gaming laptop with a super-fast 120Hz refresh rate display.

Inside, Xiaomi is using Intel's new 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU with the base Core i5-11300H which boosts at up to 4.4GHz through to the new Core i7-11370H that boosts at up to 4.8GHz. GPU wise you've got the option between NVIDIA's GeForce RTX RTX 3050 Laptop GPU or GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU.

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