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Microsoft spoke about the song that “killed” laptops – back in the days of Windows XP

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A Microsoft representative told the company’s blog a story that happened back in the days of the Windows XP operating system. An unnamed major manufacturer has discovered that some laptop models crash when playing Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” music video. The same was observed with laptops from other companies.

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Moreover, the failure occurred not only on the laptop itself, where the song was played, but, sometimes, on neighboring devices in the laboratory. At the same time, the track did not start on them at the time of the failure.

As it turned out, the fault was the music, or rather some audio frequencies in the audio track. They resonated with laptop hard drives that ran at 5400 rpm.

Chen did not specify exactly which frequencies created such interference and which models were affected. But he told how the experts found a solution. The manufacturer added a filter that removed such frequencies if they were found in the audio recording.

And in the comments to the post, one of the users said that the first 9-inch netbooks of one brand faced a similar problem. In the model that was equipped with a hard drive, almost any loud music would resonate with the drive and could lead to data corruption or even drive failure. But here the problem was in the design of the case – the right speaker was located almost close to the disk.

At the same time, the manufacturer did not acknowledge the existence of a problem, but users found a solution – move the balance slider in the player all the way to the left so that the right speaker simply does not produce sound.

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Snapdragon 665 laptop with 2 GB of RAM and a price of $240. JioBook introduced

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Snapdragon 665 laptop with 2 GB of RAM and a

Cheap laptops are different, but the $240 JioBook is different than most.

For example, the heart here is not an Intel or AMD processor at all. Qualcomm’s solution is used here, but even in this case, the choice is still extraordinary, since this is Snapdragon 665. Yes, a regular smartphone single-chip system, and not some specialized one that Qualcomm has in its range.

Snapdragon 665 laptop with 2 GB of RAM and a price of $240.  JioBook introduced

Apparently, the reason is that the laptop is running Android. The company itself indicates JioOS as OS, but this is just a shell. Accordingly, any SoC would be suitable for such a mobile PC.

The Snapdragon 665 is manufactured on an 11nm process and has a 4G modem, but at the moment this platform should be very affordable, which could play a role in the choice of the company.

The laptop also includes 2 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of eMMC flash memory and an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The source says that so far the laptop has only appeared on the government e-commerce platform, and even there it is indicated that only 10 laptops are available in the warehouse, but these are already details. So far, it is only unclear whether such a PC will be available to everyone.

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Laptop shipments are falling. HP leads the world, Lenovo leads China

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Laptop shipments are falling HP leads the world Lenovo leads

A study by analyst firm Canalys shows that in the second quarter of 2022, due to the ongoing decline in education purchases, compared to the same period last year, laptop shipments decreased by 18.6%. up to 54.5 million units. Mobile PC shipments have been declining for three consecutive quarters.

The report notes that in the second quarter of 2022, many of the world’s largest personal computer markets faced huge inflationary pressures that could not be effectively contained, leading to a decline in demand, especially from the consumer sector.

Laptop shipments are falling.  HP leads the world, Lenovo leads China

The top five global laptop vendors in Q2 2022 include Lenovo with 24% of the market, HP with 18%, Dell (17%), Asus (8%) and Acer (8%).

In the mainland China market, the top five are Lenovo (37%), Dell (11%), Huawei (10%), Asus (9%) and HP (7%).

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India’s Reliance Jio is preparing a $184 laptop with a built-in LTE modem and is going to sell it in the ‘hundreds of thousands’

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Indias Reliance Jio is preparing a 184 laptop with a

Reuters news agency, citing its sources, reports that India’s Reliance Jio is preparing to release a $184 laptop with an “integrated SIM card.” Apparently, we are talking about an eSIM connected to the built-in LTE modem. The company believes the JioBook will be as big a hit in the local market as the sub-$100 JioPhone has been.

India's Reliance Jio is preparing a $184 laptop with a built-in LTE modem and is going to sell it in the 'hundreds of thousands'

Reliance Jio partners participating in the project include Qualcomm and Microsoft. The first will provide a hardware platform, the second – “compatibility with a number of applications.” Perhaps we are talking about the Office package for the Arm platform.

The laptop will be available to both corporate customers and educational institutions. And its retail user version will appear three months after the corporate one. A 5G version of the JioBook will also be released later. The JioBook will be built by local contract manufacturer Flex, and the company plans to sell “hundreds of thousands” of devices by March 2023, one source said.

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