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The chip shortage has reached Intel as well. Laptops with Tiger Lake CPUs come under attack due to lack of controllers

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It looks like the chip shortage, which has greatly affected Nvidia and AMD in the last six months, has reached Intel as well. According to the source, the company is faced with a shortage of certain chips that could affect the availability of laptops with Tiger Lake processors.

These CPUs are known to support Thunderbolt 4 and USB4. And the problem lies precisely in the shortage of controllers to implement these interfaces. More precisely, power delivery controllers (PDC). They are also called USB Type-C and USB PD Controller.

The source claims that the manufacturers of such microcircuits, and this is Texas Instruments and Cypress, are talking about an impending serious shortage of such controllers. The first company no longer even offers such products in its online store.

The chip shortage has reached Intel as well.  Laptops with Tiger Lake CPUs come under attack due to lack of controllers

Intel has already published a document for laptop manufacturers saying they can replace the current TI 994AD controllers with the TI 993AC / 994AC. The problem is that the latter are not a complete replacement for the former. In particular, they do not have full USB4. Intel advises partners to either not mention USB4 support at all in their products, or label it as USB4 compliant.

As a result, in the near future, when buying a laptop based on Intel Tiger Lake, you should be careful about USB4 support.

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptop based on the Apple M2 goes on sale

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Apples new MacBook Pro laptop based on the Apple M2

Apple has announced that the new Apple MacBook Pro laptops based on the Apple M2 single-chip system went on sale today. Buyers from New Zealand and Australia were the first to receive them, where it is already evening. Today, the device will also appear in the US and Europe.

The main feature of the new laptop is a single-chip system, which is about 20% faster than the Apple M1. The MacBook Pro M2 retains the same design as the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. It has an LCD panel with thick bezels and no notch.

Apple's new MacBook Pro laptop based on the Apple M2 goes on sale

The laptop received a 720p webcam, two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, and a familiar keyboard with Touch ID and Touch Bar. Features such as an HDMI port, SD card slot, MagSafe connector, and Mini-LED display remain exclusive to the more expensive 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.

The base model M2 MacBook Pro comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and starts at $1,300.

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13.4″, 4K, Core i7-1250U, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD and 12 hours on a single charge. Dell XPS 13 laptop goes on sale in China

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134 4K Core i7 1250U 16 GB RAM 1 TB SSD

Dell has officially launched the XPS 13 laptop, which has a new design and is equipped with 12th generation Core U-series processors. Laptops appeared on the official website of Dell China.

The junior version with a Core i5-1230U processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD costs $1,350. The version with the Core i7-1250U and the same set of memory costs $1,500. The same laptop with an improved screen and increased to 1 TB SSD capacity costs $ 2,250.

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The Dell XPS 13 features a 13.4-inch 16:10 aspect ratio screen that can be either FHD+ (1920 x 1200) or 4K (3840 x 2400). The improved screen is also touch sensitive. Brightness is 500 cd/m2.

The new Dell XPS 13 is 13.9mm thin, weighs approximately 1157.7 grams, and has a 51 Wh battery with up to 12 hours of battery life.

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The latest MacBook Pro in some configurations will have to wait up to two months

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Some configurations of the new Apple MacBook Pro laptop based on the Apple M2 SoC will have to wait.

The latest MacBook Pro in some configurations will have to wait up to two months

As it turned out, the standard options are available for purchase on the day of the start of sales. However, if you choose a larger drive, the PC will have to wait until at least early July.

But if you order a MacBook Pro with 24 GB of RAM, the wait will be delayed. Apple promises to deliver such PCs between August 3 and 10, that is, in a month and a half.

Supply issues may be related to both component shortages and capacity constraints due to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in China. Third-party sources believe that a similar situation may occur with the new MacBook Air on M2.

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