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Windows laptops with Exynos or MediaTek processors. This may soon become a reality.

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It is possible that the Windows Arm laptop market will expand significantly in the near future.

According to reports, an agreement between Qualcomm and Microsoft will soon expire, under which Windows Arm can only run on Qualcomm SoCs.

There is no exact date for the expiration of the agreement, but the source says it will happen soon. This means that laptops based on SoC MediaTek, Samsung and other market players can appear on the market.

Earlier, we recall, there were already rumors about SoC Exynos with GPU AMD, which will be designed for mobile PCs. That is, we can see such laptops with Windows. In addition, MediaTek recently announced that it is interested in this area.

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Computer in “credit card” format. Qualcomm develops Qompute Card concept despite Intel’s failure

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Qualcomm is reportedly developing a concept called the Qompute Card.

It involves placing all the basic elements of a PC on one small board. This will allow you to easily and quickly update the configuration of such a PC or use such cards by one user in different places on different PCs. Also, a similar solution can find application in household appliances.

The concept is not new at all. Back in 2017, a similar idea for the Intel Compute Card was presented, but the company abandoned it two years later, since it did not receive any distribution in the market.

Qualcomm as a whole makes a very similar decision, except that the heart of such cards will be SoCs based on the Arm architecture. The Qompute Card will also contain the motherboard, RAM and flash memory. That is, all the main elements of the finished device. At the same time, Qualcomm cards may well be significantly smaller than Intel Compute Card, if only because of the different power consumption of SoC Snapdragon and conventional Intel CPUs.

Qompute Card are aimed specifically at computers and laptops. At least the SoC Snapdragon 7c + Gen 3 presented the other day will also be offered as part of the cards. The source adds that Qualcomm is testing configurations for both Windows Arm and Chrome OS. How successful this version will turn out to be, time will tell. So far, all such modularity initiatives have not met with success.

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No, GeForce RTX 2060 12GB Founders Edition will not be available at MSRP. The company will not release a reference version of the novelty

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The 12GB GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card that Nvidia unveiled the other day will not be available in the Founders Edition.

Initially, the company indicated such a version on its website, but removed it from the description and confirmed to sources that the new product would not be released in such a version.

Thus, the updated RTX 2060 will be available exclusively in non-reference variants. In the current situation, this is a disadvantage, since Founders Edition cards can at least occasionally be bought at the recommended price directly on the Nvidia website or from its partners. Now it turns out that all RTX 2060s in retail will come with huge markups. By the way, we still don’t know the official price for the updated map.

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Designers of the T-Force M200 portable solid state drive took inspiration from the design of the eponymous sniper rifle

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Along with the Siren GD240E processor liquid cooling system, Team Group introduced the M200 portable solid state drive. In Japan, he won the 2021 design award. According to the manufacturer, the designers took inspiration from the appearance of the sniper rifle of the same name. The stripes on the body are designed to evoke the Picatinny rail. But they are made not only for the sake of a spectacular appearance. They are said to improve cooling. In addition, the case protects the drive from damage. The description says that the drive can withstand drops from a height of up to 2 m.

Designers of the T-Force M200 portable solid state drive took inspiration from the design of the eponymous sniper rifle

The drive is equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 interface, which provides speeds of 2000MB / s. It can be used with PC, mobile devices and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The 105 x 55.5 x 11mm drive weighs just 83g and is available in 2TB, 4TB and 8TB capacities. The first two should go on sale in late December for $ 310 and $ 760, respectively. The company promises to start shipping the largest-volume variant in the first quarter of 2022, and it will cost $ 1,900.

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