As you know, MacBook Air laptops do not have an active cooling system, which makes them silent. But at the same time, with SoC M2, mobile PCs sometimes suffer from overheating and throttling. Frore Systems, the company that created a unique solid-state fanless cooling system for laptops, showed how much the modern MacBook Air would improve if Apple used these same AirJet coolers.
Frore Systems engineers took the Air based on the Apple M2 SoC and placed inside a modified heatsink and three AirJet Mini elements, each of which is designed to dissipate 4.5 W of power as heat.
The MacBook Air modified in this way performed better than usual. Under light or short-term loads, the difference is minimal or non-existent, since M2 does not have time to overheat and drop frequencies. However, for example, after half an hour of playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a regular laptop dropped its frequency from 28 to 22 fps, while the modified version showed a drop from 29 to 27 fps, that is, a very insignificant one. More importantly, at 27 fps the game was still playable, whereas at 22 fps it was no longer comfortable.
Also, the results in Cinebench R23 after several cycles began to differ noticeably: 8775 points with AirJet versus 8380 points without it.
Yes, the difference cannot be called critical, but it is added to by less heating of the laptop itself, which is also a tangible plus. At the same time, AirJet elements are relatively silent. There are no fans, so all the noise is the sound of air being blown out, and due to the low power of the air flow, this sound cannot be heard at all from a working distance.
So far, there is only one mini-PC on the market, Zotac Zbox PI430AJ, with an AirJet cooler, which allowed the company to make a device with a volume of 210 milliliters with a Core i3-N300 processor. Perhaps this Frore demo will attract the attention of laptop manufacturers or even Apple itself.
Console, tablet and laptop in one device. OneXPlayer 2 Pro introduced
The OneXPlayer 2 Pro handheld console released by Yihaobook last year has received a new version for the 2024 model year. It received the latest AMD Ryzen 7 8840U processors.
This laptop is equipped with high frequency LPDDR5X memory (up to 64GB optional) and PCIe4.0*4 NVMe SSD. The version with 2 TB SSD costs $1,100, the basic version is offered for $970, it received 1 TB.
The OneXPlayer 2Pro features an 8.4-inch 2.5K IPS display, detachable grips, and accessories such as a magnetic keyboard. The device can act as a portable console, tablet and mini-laptop.
The console features built-in dual stereo speakers provided by Harman and certified by the Harman brand audio. It has a built-in 65.5 Wh battery coupled with a 100 W gallium nitride charger.
The equipment includes a set of popular ports, including USB-C 4.0 and Micro SD 4.0, USB-A 3.0, a 3.5 mm audio interface and a Pogo Pin for connecting a magnetic keyboard.
14-inch laptop with 96 GB RAM and 8 TB SSD. Mechanical Revolution Unbounded 14Pro introduced
The new Mechanical Revolution Unbounded 14Pro laptop has landed on JD.com and is now available for pre-sale. The starting price is $580.
In terms of performance, this laptop is equipped with an 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS processor with integrated Radeon 780M graphics card, 32 GB DDR5 5600 RAM, 1 TB PCle 4.0 SSD. Supports installation of up to 96 GB of RAM and 8 TB SSD.
The laptop is equipped with a 14-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a brightness of 400 cd/m2, covering 100% of the sRGB color gamut. Hinges support 180 degree opening.
The device is equipped with a built-in battery with a capacity of 60 Wh, the operating time of which is claimed to be up to 13 hours without recharging. It also supports keyboard shortcuts to select performance mode and comes with a 100W gallium nitride charger.
The laptop supports fingerprint recognition, is equipped with one USB 4, 1 full-featured USB-C interface, two USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, one HDMI 2.0, one 3.5 mm and weighs 1.49 kg.
The new product will go on sale on March 4.
AMD Ryzen 7 8845H, fast 32 GB of RAM, 3K screen and TGX connector for connecting a video card, very inexpensive. Lenovo ThinkBook 2024 laptops appear on JD.com
Lenovo ThinkBook 14+/16+ Ryzen Edition 2024 is now on sale at JD.com. Both laptops are equipped with an AMD R7-8845H processor.
The 14-inch version with a 3K screen is available with 13/32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of flash memory, priced between $700 and $780. The 16-inch version costs between $750 and $790.
They are equipped with an M.2 2280 drive, LPDDR5x RAM with a frequency of 7500 MHz, and an 85 Wh battery that charges up to 50% in 30 minutes. The equipment also includes an FHD 1080p camera and a large 135 x 80 mm touch panel.
The laptop series is equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 connector, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, one USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, one USB-A 2.0, one HDMI 2.1 and a Micro SD card slot. There is also an RJ45 port and a TGX connector for connecting a video card.
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