Last Week in Technology News – May 29 – June 4, 2017

| June 10, 2017

In this issue: Intel unveiled the processors Core i5 / i7 / i9 X-Series; NVIDIA Technology Max-Q will make gaming laptops thinner and lighter; Andy Rubin presented Essential Phone smartphone; ASUS showed laptops for every taste; AMD demonstrated Ryzen Mobile with Vega graphics; ASUS has announced the world’s first notebook on AMD Ryzen

Intel unveiled the processors Core i5 / i7 / i9 X- Series

The exhibition Computex 2017, Intel timed very serious announcement: were presented processors Core i5 / i7 / i9 X-Series. Family includes chips with the number of cores from four to eighteen. Until they were released the full specifications of the following processors: 4-core Kaby Lake-X (Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X) and three CPU Skylake-X – 6-core Core i7-7800X, 8-core Core i7-7820X and 10 -kernel Core i9-7900X. Heading the family is 18-core monster Core i9-7980 Extreme Edition, which later declassified. The cost of the new products will be in the US $ 242-999 range. Known and the price of Core i9-7980XE – $ 1999.

NVIDIA technology Max-Q will make gaming laptops thinner

NVIDIA has also held its own in Taipei press conference, the highlight of which was the announcement of Max-Q technology. So California company called reference design gaming laptops, which will create a thin and high-performance solutions. An example was 15.6-inch notebook ASUS ROG Zephyrus, which at a thickness of 18 mm and a weight of 2.3 kg having the following characteristics: 4-core CPU Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 24 GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 1080 1TB SSD.

Andy Rubin introduced the Essential Phone smartphone

Andy Rubin, one of the creators of the Android operating system, introduced last week its debut smartphone recently created company Essential. Novelty called Essential Phone and features an interesting design and excellent performance characteristics. In the eye catches a screen with a diagonal of 5.71 inches and a resolution of 2560 × 1312 pixels, which occupies almost the entire front of the smartphone – a front camera even had to make a special “cut”. Essential Phone casing is made of titanium and ceramics, and glass screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Mast processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 supplemented with 4 GB of main memory, and 128 GB of flash memory. As expected, the smartphone is equipped with dual rear camera with a pair of 13-megapixel sensor. Appreciated the novelty of $ 699.

ASUS showed laptops for every taste

In the so-called exhibition Computex 2017 ASUS zero-day held a press conference at which he presented the five new notebooks. Convertible laptop ZenBook Flip S weighs 1.1 kg when the thickness of 10.9 mm, but equipped with a 13.3-inch touch-screen 4K. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is suitable as a light machine daily to work in spite of the presence of a 14-inch screen, weighs only 1.1 kg. Both in maximum configuration laptop equipped with Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16 GB of RAM, PCI-E SSD volume 1TB.

AMD demonstrated Ryzen Mobile with Vega graphics

AMD company could not miss the Computex 2017, and also held a press conference during the exhibition. One of the most interesting announcements made by the company, was the demonstration of mobile processors Ryzen Mobile with Vega graphics. Unfortunately, no specifications were not disclosed chips, except that the processors will be 4-core with support for SMT. As for performance, then, AMD approval, Ryzen Mobile APU compared to the previous generation 50% faster, and integrated graphics added to the rate of 40%, while the total heat halved. All this, says the company, will allow manufacturers to create a thin (15 mm) and sufficiently powerful laptops.

ASUS showed the world’s first notebook on AMD Ryzen

In the meantime, mobile processors Ryzen not yet received the PC manufacturers are experimenting with desktop chips AMD. So, ASUS in Taipei, the world’s first laptop based on AMD Ryzen. At the top-end version of ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC is equipped with an 8-core processor Ryzen July 1700, the options are simpler chips Ryzen May 1600 and 1200. C Ryzen 3 graphics performance of the new items are also fine – it is responsible for the Radeon RX 580. Resolution 17,3- inch display can reach 4K supported AMD Freesync technology. Laptop weighs about 3 kg.

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