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Dell Latitude Kaby Lake i5 Dual 16" Laptop for $749 + free shipping

Added: 23.04.2017 5:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

Dell Small Business offers its 4.2-lb. Dell Latitude 15 5580 Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop for $749 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $31. It features an Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz Kaby Lake dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 (720p) LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 10 Professional 64-bit. Deal ends April 30.

How Microsofts Strategy With Xbox Scorpio And Windows 10 May Possibly Shape The Future of PS5

Added: 23.04.2017 4:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Scorpio and Windows 10 have some lessons for Sony to imbibe with the eventual PS5.

From: n4g.com

Leaked document spills the details of Microsoft’s Chromebook alternative

Added: 22.04.2017 22:23 | 0 views | 0 comments


Chromebooks are very quietly taking the computer world by storm. First, they came for the classrooms, using absurdly low per-device prices and Google's free Office alternative to get into schools. More recently, a series of sub-$500 Chromebooks have come out that use absurd battery life and good-enough performance to get .
So it makes sense that Microsoft has a plan to get in on the action with Windows 10 Cloud, a light version of its desktop OS. According to a leaked document the Cloudbooks (as we're lovingly calling them) will have specs right on par with most Chromebooks.

shows the minimum specs Microsoft is recommending for manufacturers that are making Windows 10 Cloud-compatible laptops. The specs aren't exactly groundbreaking: Intel Celeron quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of fast flash storage, optional touch capability, and a big battery. That's nearly identical to every Chromebook on the market right now: just enough processing power to handle web browsing and documents, enough storage to have a few documents and movies saved offline, and an all-day battery.
The real-world performance Microsoft is targeting is also right up there with Chrome OS. There's a focus on boot-up time and login time, with the Windows devices scoring the same or a little slower than Chromebooks.
The biggest question left is price. Assuming Microsoft doesn't charge much (or anything) for Windows 10 Cloud and some kind of Office subscription, the Windows devices should be exactly the same as Chromebooks. That means a starting price of around $200, topping out at $500 for the more powerful devices.

Dell Broadwell M 13" 2-in-1 Touch Laptop for $300 + free shipping

Added: 22.04.2017 20:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Newegg offers the 5.8-lb. Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series 7350 Intel Broadwell Core M 1.2GHz 13.3" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop in Black for $349.99. Coupon code "EMCSRECC4" cuts it to $299.99. With free shipping, that's $50 below our February mention and the best price we've seen. (It's a low by $105.) It features an Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) IPS LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2-megapixel webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, backlit keyboard, and Windows 10 Professional 64-bit. Deal ends April 23.

From: dealnews.com

Hack lets older Windows users get around Windows 10 update restriction

Added: 22.04.2017 9:23 | 1 views | 0 comments


Microsoft keeps saying that it’s not going to be as aggressive about as it used to be, but actions speak louder than words. Recently, users discovered that they were not able to receive the latest security updates on their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs that are powered by newer Intel chips.
Microsoft issued a new tool that checks a computer’s processor and prevents it from receiving any updates in case it detects it’s a new generation CPU on a computer running a Windows version that’s not Windows 10. As expected, someone was able to crack Microsoft’s restrictions and re-enable updates.

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are still supported. We’re looking at three and six years of updates, respectively. But Microsoft would rather have you upgrading that new PC to the latest version of Windows 10. One way to convince you to pull the trigger is trying to prevent your laptop from receiving system updates meant to keep your PC safe.
To be fair, Microsoft did warn Windows users about what’s coming. New Intel chips won’t support older Windows versions, Microsoft said all the way back in 2016. However, when Patch Tuesday came last week, and Windows 10 Creators Update along with it, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users discovered they were not able to receive their security updates.
Microsoft’s tool was already in place giving an error message that read "Your PC uses a processor that isn't supported on this version of Windows and you won't receive updates."
One Windows user took it upon himself to fix this issue, . Developer Zeffy posted a new patch on GitHub that stops Microsoft’s tool from checking your computer’s processor age. That means any Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge Ryzen users can install the security updates for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 after using this unofficial patch.
According to the developer, Microsoft’s March 16 update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 came with this changelog entry: "Enabled detection of processor generation and hardware support when PC tries to scan or download updates through Windows Update." As Zeffy put it, that’s "essentially a giant middle finger to anyone who dare not 'upgrade' to the steaming pile of garbage known as Windows 10".
You can get Zeffy’s fix .

The Galaxy S8’s processor is powerful enough to run Windows

Added: 22.04.2017 6:24 | 1 views | 0 comments


Don’t get too excited about installing Windows 10 on the Galaxy S8 just yet, although you can run a virtualized using the DeX accessory seen in the image above. However, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform that powers Samsung’s phone will also power Windows 10 devices later this year. The chipmaker confirmed that Windows 10 devices based on the Snapdragon 835 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will be available in stores in the fourth quarter.

"Our Snapdragon 835 is expanding into mobile PC designs running Windows 10, which are scheduled to launch in the fourth calendar quarter this year," Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said during the company’s Q2 earnings call on Thursday.
That’s hardly a surprise, , as Microsoft and Qualcomm announced last December that always-on cellular Windows 10 PCs based on ARM chips will be launched this year. But this is the first time either company announced a launch timeframe for these devices.
The Snapdragon 835 chip will run full Windows 10 desktop compiled natively for ARM SoCs. These devices will support both universal Windows apps as well as Win32 apps (via an emulator).
Qualcomm wants to bring some smartphone technologies made possible by the new chip to Windows 10 PCs, including Gigabit LTE and battery-saving tech to Windows 10 devices that will be ultralight, and always connected to a network.
This is certainly an exciting announcement for the future of the PC, and Intel should be worried. The Snapdragon 835 is the fastest chip in town when it comes to Android devices, and next generations will be even faster and more energy efficient. Sure, they won’t serve the needs of “Pro” users who need plenty of computing power, but they’ll be great for mobile computing.
And if Qualcomm is already confident its ARM chips can power PC experiences, then there’s one other reason to be excited. If there’s one rival Qualcomm can’t beat in mobile chips performance, it's Apple. There’s one rumor that keeps coming back saying Apple is working on its own ARM-based Macs. The more advanced its A-series chip get, the more likely it is to see such devices — don’t get too excited about Macs running on A11 chips just yet.
It’s unclear at this time who’s making these Qualcomm 835 Windows 10 PCs, but we’ll probably learn more details in the second half of the year.

Leaked document spills the details of Microsoft’s Chromebook alternative

Added: 22.04.2017 6:24 | 1 views | 0 comments


Chromebooks are very quietly taking the computer world by storm. First, they came for the classrooms, using absurdly low per-device prices and Google's free Office alternative to get into schools. More recently, a series of sub-$500 Chromebooks have come out that use absurd battery life and good-enough performance to get .
So it makes sense that Microsoft has a plan to get in on the action with Windows 10 Cloud, a light version of its desktop OS. According to a leaked document the Cloudbooks (as we're lovingly calling them) will have specs right on par with most Chromebooks.

shows the minimum specs Microsoft is recommending for manufacturers that are making Windows 10 Cloud-compatible laptops. The specs aren't exactly groundbreaking: Intel Celeron quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of fast flash storage, optional touch capability, and a big battery. That's nearly identical to every Chromebook on the market right now: just enough processing power to handle web browsing and documents, enough storage to have a few documents and movies saved offline, and an all-day battery.
The real-world performance Microsoft is targeting is also right up there with Chrome OS. There's a focus on boot-up time and login time, with the Windows devices scoring the same or a little slower than Chromebooks.
The biggest question left is price. Assuming Microsoft doesn't charge much (or anything) for Windows 10 Cloud and some kind of Office subscription, the Windows devices should be exactly the same as Chromebooks. That means a starting price of around $200, topping out at $500 for the more powerful devices.

Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook

Added: 21.04.2017 19:53 | 2 views | 0 comments

Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month's big education event in New York. Predictably, the slide puts the OS head to head with Google Chromebooks. The category is a no-brainer for Microsoft as the company struggles to gain a foothold in...

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Lenovo Kaby Lake i3 Dual 16" 2-in-1 Laptop for $380 + free shipping

Added: 21.04.2017 19:42 | 2 views | 0 comments

Best Buy offers the 4.6-lb. Lenovo Flex 4 Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 2.4GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop bundled for $379.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from five days ago, $220 off list price, and the lowest price we've seen. It functions as a laptop or a tablet and features an Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7100U 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) IPS touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, 3-cell battery, and Windows 10 Home 64-bit.
Of note, it also includes a Kaspersky Internet Security 3-Device 6-Month Subscription for Windows/Mac/Android/iOS for free.

From: dealnews.com

Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor

Added: 21.04.2017 19:25 | 2 views | 0 comments


A Microsoft document detailing the minimum hardware specs for Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud-powered laptops seems to be the best evidence yet that Microsoft plans to launch a Chromebook competitor on May 2.
Windows Central a “recommended minimum spec” document, presumably handed out to Microsoft’s partners. The document outlines what Microsoft hopes to achieve with what the document calls an “Edu Cloud device” (and industry watchers have dubbed "Cloudbooks"): all-day battery life, a quick boot and resume cycle, and at least a quad-core Intel Celeron processor powering it all. It’s also titled “Windows 10 Cloud Performance Targets,” confirming the name of the new OS.

From: www.pcworld.com

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