When looking for a new laptop, one of the first things that people look at is power and battery life — and it pays to know how the processor comes into play. And that USB Type-C is beginning to revolutionise charging options. Here's what you need to know.
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It's been about a year since Intel launched its sixth generation of Core CPUs for desktop and laptop PCs; you might have already heard of them as the Skylake family. Today, Skylake is being succeeded by Kaby Lake — the seventh iteration of Core, with a bunch of optimisations to future-proof PCs of today for the 4K video and computing of tomorrow. First off the blocks are new energy-efficient mobile chips, with desktop and performance CPUs due in January of next year.
Intel's new hardcore overclocking CPUs can hit some amazing core speeds with a cheap air or water-cooling system. They're built for speed, and unlocked to achieve those figures easily if you have the interest and technical know-how. One point of order, though — if you're buying a new top of the line Core i5 or Core i7, you won't get a cooler in the box.
You already know what size of Windows 8 PC you want, but what are you going to put in it? More RAM? A bigger processor? Solid state storage? We're here to explain a few things for you to help you get the best Windows 8 device for your money.
Dell's Alienware M11x already offered up some potent graphics, especially for a laptop of its size. Now - just a few months after release - the M11x is getting a Core i7 CPU upgrade that makes it a powerhouse in every sense.
Toshiba's gone crazy with Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, adding them to the Blu-ray playin' Satellite A660, C650, L650 and L670. Sadly there's no 13-inch options with the new chips, a decision Apple made with the MacBook Pros.
The new 17- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Core i5/i7 processors are fast. Fast. Overall I'd say they're about 50 per cent faster than the last gen Core 2 Duos, which is about the same bump the iMacs got with Core i7.
With swirling rumours all but pointing to an April 13 refresh of Apple's MacBook Pro line, these new model numbers, spotted at MicroCenter, lend further credence to the belief that an update is imminent.