Apple has just updated its line of MacBook Pro laptops, putting in new, current-generation CPUs and a new key switch mechanism that might have fixed the laptop's most consistently annoying problem.
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You will be forgiven if you've been perplexed by Intel's 8th generation Core computer processors. Back in October 2017 I called this 8th-gen "a confusing Frankenstein-like monster", and that still holds true! The generation is a mishmash of microarchitectures cobbled together under a single umbrella term of "8th Generation", and the processors have slowly trickled out over the last seven months. Now another round of processors have been announced - less than a week after the last batch.
Intel and AMD might be fierce competitors for decades, but that hasn't stopped the two chip makers from teaming up to create a new mobile CPU with souped up integrated GPU that will soon be found in gaming and professional laptops from many major computer makers. We've known about this plan since November, but now we have the details.
About a month ago, Intel announced its new 8th-gen CPUs, so we put together a little roundup of all the coolest notebooks getting new Core silicon. But one company was notably left off the list, because it didn't have anything to share at that time. Now, HP is finally ready to show off its new Spectre and Spectre x360, and even though the saying goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think it's HP -- not Apple, Dell or Microsoft -- that's now making the best looking laptops on the market.