The new MacBook Air with a proprietary chipset from Cupertin called M1, presented on November 10 as part of Apple’s online fall presentation, was faster than the top-end 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel processor inside.
In the popular Geekbench benchmark, the new MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM scored an impressive 1687 points in the single-core test. In multi-core it is even better – 7433 points. The Geekbench database also lists the base clock speed of the M1 as 3.2GHz.
As for the expensive MacBook Pro with Intel Core-i9, it has the following results – 1096 points in a single-core test and 6870 points in a multi-core test.
In addition, the new MacBook Air with M1 is faster than all iOS devices, including the entire iPhone 12 lineup (compact iPhone 12 mini with 5.4-inch display, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, as well as the flagship 6.7-inch giant iPhone 12 Pro Max) and the new iPad Air with the latest 5nm A14 Bionic chipset inside.
So, the iPhone 12 Pro scored 1584 (single-core testing) and 3898 points (multi-core test) in Geekbench, and the latest generation iPad Air – 1585 and 4647 points.
What about the new Mac mini and MacBook Pro? Their results are as follows – 1682/7067 and 1714/6802 points, respectively.
$999 Intel Core i5-1240P custom resolution and modularity: Unusual Chromebook from Google and Framework unveiled
Google and Framework introduced a new modular laptop with the long name Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition based on the ChromeOS operating system. This version is similar to the one that runs under Windows, and in it you can also select the desired modules in the same way.
The list of modules includes components with USB Type-C, USB Type-A, HDMI, DisplayPort and Ethernet ports, a microSD card reader, you can increase the amount of RAM and change the drive to a more capacious one. There is also partial customization – you can change the plastic panels around the perimeter of the display. We also note the presence of a mechanical switch to turn off the webcam and microphone.
As for the characteristics, the novelty is equipped with a display with a diagonal of 13.5 inches and a resolution of 2256 × 1504 pixels with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The laptop uses the Intel Core i5-1240P processor, which belongs to the 12th generation. It won’t be replaced.
The novelty is already available for pre-order in the US and Canada for $999. And earlier it was reported about the Panasonic Toughbook 40 modular laptop with a high level of protection.
Very affordable and modern Honor MagicBook X laptops with e-reader mode went on sale in China
Honor has confirmed that the MagicBook X 14 and MagicBook X 16 2022 laptops, which were introduced on September 15, have gone on sale today.
The 2022 MagicBook X 14 and MagicBook X 16 laptops feature the i5-1235U and i5-12500H processors, the former with a 10-core specification and the latter with a 12-core specification. They received 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
MagicBook X 14 2022 features a 14-inch 16:10 aspect ratio, 2240*1400 pixel resolution, 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, 300 cd/m2 brightness2. The MagicBook X 16 features a 16-inch 1920 x 1200 pixel screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB color gamut coverage, and a brightness of 300 cd/m2.
Officials say the new laptop has added an e-reader mode that provides reading comfort comparable to reading paper books.
The price starts at $660.
Old processor, new GPU and modern process technology. AMD Mendocino APU specs for thin, light and cheap laptops revealed
New data about AMD Mendocino processors has appeared on the Web, which, recall, are designed for thin, light and at the same time cheap laptops.
According to the new naming principle for the company’s processors, the new items will refer to the AMD 7020 Series line. Moreover, the Mendocino line will include both Athlon APUs and Ryzen 3/5.
Today it became known about three processors.
As you can see, between Ryzen 3 7320U and Ryzen 5 7520U the difference is only in frequencies, and even then it is not significant. But the Athlon Gold 7220U has half as many cores and less cache memory. The iGPU for all processors is identical and contains 256 stream processors – AMD spoke about this earlier. As for the processor part, Zen 2 cores are used here, but everything will be produced according to the 6 nm process technology, that is, the new APUs must be very energy efficient.
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