Intel unveils its 7th-gen CPUs for desktops and performance laptops

Intel hasn’t forgotten about desktop aficionados. Only a few months after debuting its seventh-generation CPUs for ultraportables, the chip giant is rounding things out with new processors for more powerful machines. There’s the “H-series,” targeted at “performance laptops and mobile workstations,” and the “S-series,” which are meant for more traditional desktops. They’ll complement the two other lines of seventh-generation CPUs, which cover ultra-thin designs (the “Y-series”) and faster ultraportables (the “U-series”). Naturally, you can expect the new desktop chips to perform better than their predecessors. Intel claims the S-series i7-7700K…

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HP’s Cheap Stream Laptops Get Fanless Design, 14-Inch Model And More On A Budget: Chromebooks, Watch Out!

The attractive HP stream line of low-cost laptops just got even better: the latest refresh adds a 14-inch model, Windows 10 and more upgrades, while retaining the affordability aspect. Google’s Chromebooks may be making waves in the education market, but cheap Windows-powered alternatives are still popping up, and HP’s attractive Stream line definitely makes the cut. HP has announced the first major revamp of its Stream lineup, featuring thinner and lighter designs, better connectivity, longer battery life and a new 14-inch notebook model. In terms of design, the new HP…

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HP laptops to come with AMD’s FreeSync tech for smooth, affordable gaming

Fans of gaming-on-the-go who are mulling a laptop purchase in the near future will be interested to learn that HP is planning to bolster its notebooks by including FreeSync technology. FreeSync is AMD’s graphics tech that ensures a smoother gameplay experience by eliminating stuttering and tearing effects – the sort of added choppiness and glitchy artifacts that can be really off-putting when you’re spinning around making snap turns in a shooter. And the technology will be coming to all of HP’s laptops which run with AMD graphics as opposed to…

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