MSI updates its gaming laptops with new Intel and NVIDIA chips

MSI is joining the growing ranks of PC makers updating their laptops to take advantage of the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware. The company has rolled out several gaming portables with the new tech, most notably its slim Stealth 15M. The new 15-inch...

Lenovo’s new gaming laptops have 16:10 displays for non-gaming moments

Lenovo still isn’t done releasing new laptops at CES, and this time it’s turning its attention to gamers. The PC maker has unveiled a spate of updated Legion gaming laptops that make use of the latest hardware and make some welcome display improvemen...

2020 put us on the edge of a processor revolution

In this episode of our explainer show Upscaled, we took a look back at the year in CPUs. From one perspective 2020 feels like the new normal for CPUs. Intel put out another high-end chip, 10th-gen “Comet Lake”, which added a few cores but is still ba...

Apple’s M1 Mac mini is $60 off at B&H Photo until midnight

Now might be a good time to pick up Apple’s M1 Mac mini — if you’re willing to act quickly. B&H Photo is selling the base 8GB RAM, 256GB storage configuration of the tiny desktop for $639, or $60 below its official price. You can get $50 off a mo...

Razer’s Blade 15 gaming laptop is $450 off at Amazon

If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop to get you through a particularly rough winter, you might be in luck. Amazon is selling a well-equipped version of the Razer Blade 15 Base laptop for $1,350, or a steep $450 off the usual price. That money...

Windows on ARM can finally emulate x64 apps in latest preview

ARM-based Windows 10 PCs like the Surface Pro X have been limited to running non-native apps with 32-bit code — frustrating when many apps are either 64-bit only or are more capable using the newer technology. You won’t be quite so limited if you’re...

Apple’s 2021 Mac CPU roadmap reportedly includes 32-core chips

Apple’s in-house silicon could scale well beyond the eight-core (or rather four-plus-four-core) M1 you find in entry-level Macs. Bloomberg sources claim Apple’s 2021 roadmap is considerably more aggressive, to the point where the company is reportedl...