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Contrary to seasonal patterns, notebook panel shipments hit a record high this quarter

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to telecommuting, learning and entertainment have driven high demand for laptops. It started to grow in the second quarter of last year, so there was a deficit in the third and fourth quarters that has not yet been eliminated. According to analytical company TrendForce, high demand for laptops will lead to the fact that in the current quarter will be recorded a historical maximum of shipments – 65.3 million units. This is 3.5% more than in the fourth quarter, which is contrary to seasonal patterns. Growth in annual terms is 46.5%.

TrendForce estimates panel suppliers increased shipments by more than 20% quarter-on-quarter over the same period last year, but laptop demand grew faster. The result was a worsening of the shortage. Currently, orders for panels from laptop manufacturers exceed the capabilities of panel suppliers by about 30-50%. Lack of certain semiconductor components is hindering the expansion of panel production.

The predictable reaction of the free market has been soaring prices for laptop panels. Significantly, 11.6-inch panels, commonly used in Chromebooks, now cost about the same as 14 and 15.6-inch panels.

TrendForce predicts that increased demand for laptop panels is likely to continue throughout the second and third quarters. In part, it can be supported by the desire of some laptop manufacturers to secure excess stock for themselves due to fears of further shortages.

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Acer has announced the world’s lightest 16-inch laptop. Weight Acer Swift Edge – 1.1 kg

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Acer has announced the worlds lightest 16 inch laptop Weight Acer

A screenshot from the presentation of Acer, held in Indonesia, has been published on the Web. One of the slides features a Swift Edge laptop (part number SFA16-41). It aims to be the world’s lightest 16-inch laptop.

Acer has announced the world's lightest 16-inch laptop.  Weight Acer Swift Edge - 1.1 kg

The declared mass of the device is only 1.1 kg. At the same time, the laptop received an OLED panel with a resolution of 4K and a frame rate of 90 Hz. There are no other details, but it can be assumed that the device uses 12 generation Intel processors.

At the moment, the lightest 16-inch laptop is LG Gram 16 – it is equipped with a screen with a resolution of 2.5K, and weighs 1.19 kg. Obviously, the new Acer will be more attractive, but so far it is not on sale and its cost is unknown.

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$870 OLED 2.8K 90Hz screen, Ryzen 7 6800H, three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and slim aluminum chassis. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition available for order in China

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870 OLED 28K 90Hz screen Ryzen 7 6800H three USB C

Retail sales of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition in China will start tomorrow, but the device is already available for pre-order. And it’s better to really hurry up, because pre-ordering the device will cost much less. For example, the base version with a Ryzen 5 6600H CPU, 16GB LPDDR5-6400MHz RAM, and a 512GB SSD is now available for $800 and retails for $960. The Ryzen 7 6800H pre-order version is $870, retail is $1,035.

$870 OLED 2.8K 90Hz screen, Ryzen 7 6800H, three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and slim aluminum chassis.  Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition available for order in China

Now all the key parameters of the laptop have become known. So, Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition received an OLED display with a diagonal of 14 inches, a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, a frame rate of 90 Hz and coverage of 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. For a model without a discrete GPU, there is a fairly powerful cooling system – with two fans and two heat pipes.

$870 OLED 2.8K 90Hz screen, Ryzen 7 6800H, three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and slim aluminum chassis.  Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition available for order in China

$870 OLED 2.8K 90Hz screen, Ryzen 7 6800H, three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and slim aluminum chassis.  Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition available for order in China
$870 OLED 2.8K 90Hz screen, Ryzen 7 6800H, three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and slim aluminum chassis.  Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition available for order in China

The interface connectors are represented by three USB-C 3.2 Gen 2. The device configuration also includes a backlit keyboard, a 56 Wh battery, and an all-metal case. The laptop is 14.9 mm thick and weighs 1.4 kg. The package includes a power supply with an output power of 100 W.

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Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition unveiled with pressure-sensitive screen

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Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition unveiled with pressure sensitive screen

Xiaomi has officially unveiled the Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition laptop, which will be equipped with Ryzen 6000H series processors and an OLED touch screen.

Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition unveiled with pressure-sensitive screen

In terms of design, the Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition will be the same as the base version. The differences will be in the processor and the presence of the Thunderbolt 4 interface.

The standard Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 is equipped with 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and 512GB of PCIe 4.0 SSD. The laptop received a 14-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2.8K, which supports a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a brightness of 600 cd / m2covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

In addition, the notebook features a pressure-sensitive touchpad that is coated with anti-reflective AG glass. There is also a reverse tactile feedback on touch. Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Core Edition starts at $870.

Xiaomi Notebook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition unveiled with pressure-sensitive screen

The laptop will be released on August 8th.

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