Ice Lake

It was recently brought to our attention that three new Ice Lake CPUs were listed on Intel’s online ARK database of products: the Core i7-1060NG7, the Core i5-1030NG7, and the Core i3-1000NG4. These differ from the ‘consumer’ released products by having an ‘N’ in them, and specification-wise these CPUs have a slightly higher TDP along with a slightly higher base clock, as well as being in a smaller package. We reached out to Intel, but in the meantime we also noticed that the CPUs line up perfectly with what Apple is providing in its latest Macbook Air. Intel’s Ice Lake family is the first generation of 10nm processors that the company has made widely available. We’ve covered Intel’s ups and downs with the 10nm process...

Intel’s Confusing Messaging: Is Comet Lake Better Than Ice Lake?

This year at CES 2020, Intel held its usual pre-keynote workshop for select members of the press. Around 75 of us across a couple of sessions were there to...

207 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/16/2020

CES 2020: ASUS’ Latest VivoBook S Packs 10th Gen, Lots of Colors

ASUS has introduced its new VivoBook S-series laptops that attempt to fuse style with performance in a reasonably priced package. The new notebooks are based on Intel’s latest 10th...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

Intel: 28 W Ice Lake Core i7-1068G7 Coming Q1

One of most frequent questions I’ve had in my personal inbox over the last few weeks has been questioning the existence of the fastest Ice Lake processor. Back when...

186 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Lenovo’s Yoga Slim 7 15-Inch Packs Ice Lake & GeForce GTX

As part of their CES 2020 offerings, Lenovo has introduced its new ultra-slim 15.6-inch-class laptop aimed at a wide range of performance levels. When equipped with entry-level hardware, the...

2 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: Lenovo Ducati 5, a Notebook Designed from a Motorbike

Branded hardware isn’t a new concept, and the latest one out of the gate is Lenovo’s new Ducati 5 laptop. Lenovo has partnered with Ducati to combine the styling...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: Lenovo Launches Yoga Slim 7 14-Inch w/ Ice Lake & Discrete GPU

One of the key advantages brought by Intel’s Ice Lake processors in addition to higher IPC is its improved integrated Iris Plus Graphics that is meant to offer a...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/7/2020

Intel CES 2020 Keynote Live Blog: Ice, Comets, and Tigers To Come

We're here at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for Intel's CES 2020 keynote. Intel always makes their CES presentations exciting affairs, and we're expecting much the same this year...

26 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2020

Acer Swift 3, either with Core i7-1065G7 or Ryzen 7 4700U: The Laptop Market Just Blew Wide Open

Everyone wants a notebook that fulfills their needs, is super light, lasts forever, and only costs a dime. We’re not in fantasy land just quite yet, but Acer is...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/6/2020

CES 2020: Acer’s Spin 3 & Spin 5 Get Ice Laked

Today at CES 2020, Acer has introduced its new inexpensive Spin 3 and Spin 5 convertible laptops that are based on Intel’s Ice Lake processors. The hybrid mobile PCs...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2020

Dell’s 2020 XPS 13 (9300) Gets Ice Lake & A 13.4-Inch Ultra-HD+ Display

Ahead of next week's 2020 CES, Dell has introduced a new version of its ultra-portable XPS 13 notebook that is based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core ‘Ice Lake’ processor...

38 by Anton Shilov on 1/2/2020

LG Updates Ultralight Gram Laptops & Convertible: Ice Lake Inside

Along with their flagship 17-inch model, LG this week has also given its 14 and 15.6-inch LG gram laptops an Ice Lake upgrade. The updated machines pair Intel’s Ice...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2019

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake

Occasionally the stars align. It is very rare in the laptop space that we're able to test two devices, with two very different CPU platforms, with the fewest number...

174 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/13/2019

LG’s Lightweight Gram 17-Inch Laptop Gets Intel’s Ice Lake CPU

Thin-and-light notebooks with a 17-inch display are rather rare, as most 17-inch laptops are intended to be high performance desktop replacement-class machines. LG’s gram 17 has been a stand-out...

32 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2019

The Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Review: The Ice Lake Cometh

It’s difficult to overstate how important the XPS 13 is to Dell’s lineup, and to the industry as a whole. This is the device that reshaped the entire market...

100 by Brett Howse on 11/15/2019

Samsung Launches Galaxy Book Flex: Convertibles with QLED Displays & Ice Lake

In addition to announcing its Galaxy Book Ion notebooks, Samsung this week also introduced its convertible Galaxy Book Flex laptops. Unlike their classic counterparts, the Galaxy Book Flex PCs...

8 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2019

Intel Q3 2019 Fab Update: 10nm Product Era Has Begun, 7nm On Track

After years of delays, Intel is finally shipping its 10 nm processors in high volume, and the company is preparing to fire up another fab to produce an even...

59 by Anton Shilov on 10/28/2019

Intel Boosts 14nm Capacity 25% in 2019, But Shortages Will Persist in Q4

Higher-than-expected demand for Intel’s server and PC processors has been an interesting topic of discussion since the middle of 2018, when Intel first informed investors of its backlogged status...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2019

HP’s 2019 Spectre 13 X360 Launched: Ice Lake, OLED, 22 Hours

HP has introduced a new version of its 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop. The Project Athena-class hybrid notebook is smaller than its predecessor yet features higher performance, improved responsiveness...

12 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Intel’s Comet Lake U&Y 495 Chipset Datasheet: x8 Link, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support

Intel has published datasheet of its upcoming Intel 495-series chipsets revealing their key features. As it turns out, the family will feature two chipsets aimed at different types of...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/23/2019

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