AMD announced new Ryzen chips for ultrathin notebooks

AMD has unveiled new Ryzen mobile processors for 2-in-1s, convertibles, and ultrathin notebook computers. The company claims that its new mobile CPUs are the world’s fastest CPUs for these devices.

According to the company, these new Ryzen mobile processors provide superior performance compared to the previous AMD mobile processor generation, including:

  • Up to three times the CPU performance
  • Up to 2.3X the GPU performance
  • Up to 58 percent less power consumption.

New in Ryzen mobile processors:

  • New Precision Boost 2 technology, which accelerates processor performance in workloads using from one to many CPU cores, which means that core speeds can be adjusted independently and on the fly according to power availability ad thermal constraints
  • Mobile Extended Frequency Range (mXFR), which boosts performance on systems with enhanced cooling solutions on systems certified for “Ultimate XFR Performance”

Ryzen mobile processors Specs:

Ryzen 7 2700U with Radeon Vega Graphics:

  • 4 cores/8 threads
  • 3.8 GHz max clock
  • 10 Graphics Compute Units
  • 1300 MHz GPU
  • 6MB L2/L3 cache
  • 15W nominal TDP (ranging between 12W and 25W)

Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Graphics:

  • 4 cores/8 threads
  • 3.6 GHz max clock
  • 8 Graphics Compute Units
  • 1100 MHz GPU
  • 6MB L2/L3 cache
  • 15W nominal TDP (ranging between 12W and 25W)

Both the Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U support 10-bit H.265/HEVC decoding for 4K video and VP9.

Acer, HP, and Lenovo will launch AMD Processors based 15-inch HP Envy x360, a 13-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 720S, and a 15-inch Acer Swift 3.


Now you can buy Windows Mixed Reality Headsets from Microsoft Store

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are now available for purchase. Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is also releasing today with Mixed Reality headsets support.

Currently, Windows Mixed Reality Headsets are available from Dell, Lenovo, Hp, Acer, and Samsung with the price range starting from $399 to $499.

Dell Visor:

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Dell Visor comes with a pair of high resolution 1440 x 1440 LCD panels offering a sharp and smooth 360° panoramic experience. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $449.

Lenovo Explorer:

Lenovo Windows Holographic headset
Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headsets

Lenovo comes with a sleek profile and a premium iron grey finish. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $399.

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

HP Windows Holographic VR headsets

The HP headset comes with controllers to deliver a stunning and immersive mixed reality experience thanks to 1440 x 1440 resolution per eye, up to a 90Hz refresh rate. It’s an incredibly comfortable. Order it here from Microsoft Store for $449.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Acer headset comes with the double-padded headband ensures you have the perfect fit for your head. You can order it here from Microsoft Store for $399.

Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset:

Samsung Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset Sihmar

Samsung Odyssey headset comes with dual 2880 x 1600 AMOLED displays. Samsung has also integrated AKG headset for an incredible audio experience. You can pre-order it here from Microsoft Store for $499.

Download the app to check whether your PC is compatible with these Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

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The first affordable Windows 10 S PCs for schools are now available, starting at $249

The first affordable Windows 10 S PCs are now available for schools. According to the Microsoft, in the coming months, more Microsoft partners will introduce many great devices for purchase.

Currently, Lenovo N23 ($249 USD) and N24 ($279 USD) are available worldwide.

Windows 10 S is a new edition of Windows 10, which only supports apps from the Windows Store. Windows 10 S made its official debut on the high-end Surface Laptop, but Microsoft also promised more affordable devices running that version of the OS, priced as low as $189.

Upcoming Windows 10 S devices:

  • ASUS Vivobook W202 ($279 USD)
  • Dell Latitude 3180 ($229 USD) and 3189 ($299)
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P727 ($999 USD)
  • HP ProBook x360 11EE ($299 USD)

The latest Windows 10 S laptops are exclusively for the education sector and are not being sold to the general public.


Lenovo laptop concept with a flexible screen

Lenovo today at an event in New York showed off its laptop concept with a flexible screen. The company showed off its idea of the future of personal computing with an image of a bendable laptop with a flexible display, a built-in keyboard and ThinkPad mouse nub.

Lenovo laptop concept with a flexible screen

With this concept, most of the interaction would happen over voice commands or a stylus. Lenovo says that this concept would be achieved through “advanced materials” and “new screen technologies.” You can even roll the laptop after use.

This concept looks awesome but not practical right now. We’ve seen flexible displays at CES events for years, and yet, we have no flexible displays in our daily lives. Let’s hope Lenovo launch something like this in future.


Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny is world’s smallest workstation with ISV-certification

Today at the Transform event in New York City, Lenovo announced its ThinkStation P320 Tiny workstation. According to the company, it’s the “world’s smallest workstation with ISV certification”. The workstation is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, up to 2TB of storage and a Nvidia Quadro P600 GPU.

The new workstation also sports six USB 3.0 ports, two full-size DisplayPorts, and four Mini-DisplayPorts. The new device coming in at 1.4×7.1×7.2 inches and weighing 2.9 pounds.

Christian Teismann, senior vice president & GM of Lenovo’s Commercial Business Segment, PCSD said, “The workspace is evolving and so is our PCSD business. The Commercial Business Segment has been created to service our customers through innovative solutions & tools that will help them harness the intelligence transformation. ThinkStation P320 Tiny and PCaaS are just two solutions within our toolkit we are launching to help IT organizations transform. PCs will continue to be the integral component of the personalized computing future.”

Lenovo will also offer PC as a Service (PCaaS) that simplifies “the financing, deployment, management and disposal process” by packaging it into one solution with a monthly cost. Along with workstations, businesses can also choose other products from the company, such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny comes with an option of having Windows 10, Windows 7, or Linux pre-installed. You can purchase it today, starting at $849.


Asus and Dell Windows Mixed Reality headsets revealed

Today at Computex, Microsoft revealed new ASUS and Dell Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Previously, the company announced that Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo are working on Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Dell is creating a white headset, designed by the company’s XPS and Alienware teams, that will be available at an affordable price this holiday. Dell’s Windows Mixed Reality includes a weight balanced headband, replaceable cushions, cable routing, and a flip-up visor.

Asus’ Windows Mixed Reality headset comes with a polygonal 3D cover panel to the front, alongside six degrees of freedom tracking. The headset might not arrive until 2018.

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Lenovo Mixed Reality headset which according to the Microsoft, is incredibly affordable without providing exact pricing. Lenovo’s headset includes built-in sensors for inside-out tracking, and a rather basic design.

Lenovo’s headset will also debut later this year, alongside others from Acer, HP, Asus, and Dell.


Lenovo Miix 320 detachable and Yoga 720 and 520 convertibles announced

Lenovo today announced new Miix 320 detachable and Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 convertibles 2-in-1 PCs.

The company also announced an enhancement to Lenovo Connect with support for reprogrammable e-SIMs, which on select Windows LTE-enabled devices, will allow customers to take advantage of their local Telco contract for data when at home and the best local wireless pricing, when they are roaming, without having to swap out their SIM.

Lenovo Miix 320 detachable

Lenovo Miix 320 detachable
Lenovo Miix 320 detachable

Lenovo Miix 320 is a lightweight Windows 10 detachable device with up to 10 hours of battery life. It comes with a Full-HD 10.1-inch display and the audio is Dolby Advanced. Lenovo’s new detachable is powered by Intel Atom-X5 processor, up to 4GB RAM, and up to 128GB storage. The Lenovo Miix 320 tablet itself is just 9mm thick.

The Miix 320 (keyboard included, Wi-Fi only without LTE) will be available starting $199.99 in April 2017. The Miix 320 with Active Pen support and Microsoft Office 365 (for 12 months) will be released in July 2017.

Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520

Lenovo Yoga 720 and 520 is now available in 13, 14 and 15-inch models, each weighing less than five pounds.

The Lenovo Yoga 720 15-inch is powered by up to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, Thunderbolt 3 and up to nine hours of battery life.

Meanwhile, Lenovo Yoga 520 also comes with up to a 7th-gen Intel Core i7, and you can get an optional Nvidia GeForce 940MX. There’s also an Active Pen and fingerprint reader.

Lenovo Yoga 720 and 520 convertibles
Lenovo Yoga 720 and 520 convertibles

The display is a 14-inch “up to FHD” LCD, RAM options go up to 16GB, and storage choices are up to 512GB SSD or 1TB HDD. It also comes with Dolby Home Theatre with Harman Audio.

The Yoga 720 (13-inch and 15-inch) will be available starting $859.99 and $1,099.99 in April 2017 respectively. The Flex 5 (14-inch) will be available starting $799.99 in May 2017. The Flex 5 (15-inch) will be available starting $799.99 in May 2017.

Get Lenovo Yoga Book for $549.99 with free $100 Amazon Gift Card

Lenovo Yoga Book tablet is now available for $549.99 with free $100 Amazon Gift Card. Lenovo Yoga Book tablet with a unique clamshell configuration. It combines a typical tablet-style screen with a fully flat keyboard, which doubled as a digitizer, and a dual-use stylus (the real pen accessory).

Lenovo Yoga Book – FHD 10.1″ Windows Tablet – 2 in 1 Tablet (Intel Atom x5-Z8550 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD), Black, ZA150000US + $100 Gift Card in a Greeting Card (Amazon Icons Design).

Lenovo Yoga Book for $549.99 with free $100 Amazon Gift Card
Lenovo Yoga Book for $549.99 with free $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • At just under 2 lbs, it’s the world’s thinnest and lightest 2-in-1 windows tablet
  • Equipped with a Halo Keyboard that appears only when needed
  • All notes are instantly digitized when you write with the Real Pen stylus
  • Gift Card is affixed inside a blank greeting card with a separate mailing envelope
  • Gift Card has no fees and no expiration date
  • No returns and no refunds on Gift Cards

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Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus features, specifications and images

Today, press images and specifications of Lenovo’s Moto G5 and G5 leaked online. The new regular Moto G5 will come with a fingerprint scanner.

The new regular Moto G5 will be powered by Snapdragon 430, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage space. The phone will also include a fingerprint scanner, 13MP backend and 5MP front facing camera. The will also feature 5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3.

On the other hand, the Moto G5 Plus will feature 2.0Ghz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, 2GB RAM, and 64GB storage space. The phone will also include 5.2-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Also, you will get NFC and Fingerprint reader support.

Both Lenovo Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones will come with Android 7.0 Nougat. The company is expected to announce it latest smartphones at Mobile World Congress.


Lenovo Yoga 520 Windows 10 convertible notebook details

Lenovo will soon launch refreshed Yoga 520 convertible notebook lineup. The new Yoga 520 model will come with 14-inch and 15.6-inch screen options.

Lenovo Yoga 520 Windows 10 convertible notebook will be powered by Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, and up to 16GB of RAM. The laptop also includes a touchscreen display with a 360-degree hinge and support for a Lenovo Active Pen. You can also opt for an optional fingerprint reader

Lenovo Yoga 520 Specifications:

  • 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display
  • Up to a 7th gen Core i7 CPU
  • Up to 16GB of RAM
  • Up to 512GB of PCIe solid state stroage, 1TB of SATA HDD storage, or 128GB PCie + 1TB HDD storage.
  • 10 hour battery
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C port
  • SD card reader
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet
  • Headset jack
  • 720p webcam
  • 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth
  • 12.9″ x 9″ x 0.8″
  • 3.9 pounds
  • Black, silver, and gold color options

Lenovo Yoga 520 will officially launch at Mobile World Congress.