Intel launches Whiskey and Amber Lakes: Kaby Lake with better Wi-Fi, USB

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake refresh die. (credit: Intel) Intel has launched its latest mobile processors: six new chips designed for Ultrabooks and other thin-and-light systems. Three 15W U-series chips are codenamed Whiskey Lake, and another three 5W Y-series parts are codenamed Amber Lake. Model Cores/Threads Clock base/boost​/GHz Level 3 cache/MB TDP/W DDR4​/MHz LPDDR3​/MHz Whiskey Lake […]

HP updates Spectre systems for Kaby Lake R, and they’re rather attractive

We’ve been fans of HP’s sleek Spectre 13 conventional laptop and x360 convertible laptop for a while now. Both systems received a refresh on Wednesday to add Intel’s so-called 8th-generation processors, which is to say, quad-core versions of the Kaby Lake processors that they used to have, and HP has taken the opportunity to further […]

Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. (credit: Intel) Under certain conditions, systems with Skylake or Kaby Lake processors can crash due to a bug that occurs when hyperthreading is enabled. Intel has fixed the bug in a microcode update, but until and unless […]

Apple gives the MacBook and MacBook Pros a Kaby Lake refresh

Enlarge / The one-ported MacBook. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is usually all about software, but every once in a while it brings some hardware along with it, too. Today, Apple provided a minor but wide-ranging refresh to its modern MacBooks and MacBook Pros by adding new processors from Intel and […]

Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop with Kaby Lake CPU for just $469

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we’ve got a new batch of deals to share. Today, you can get a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 notebook, complete with a Core i7 Kaby Lake CPU, 1TB SATA hard drive, 8GB of RAM, and Windows 10 Pro, for just $ 469. That’s a great price compared to […]

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent

Enlarge / A Kaby Lake desktop CPU, not that you can tell the difference in a press shot. (credit: Intel) A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of the latest Intel and AMD processors if they try to run Windows 7 or 8.1. Last year, […]

iMac 2017 Specs And Rumors: 4.8GHz Core i7-7700 Kaby Lake Chip, AMD Radeon Polaris Graphics And VR Capability

The 2017 iMac is arguably one of Apple’s most anticipated products. After being neglected for years, the iMac line is pretty much in dire need of an update. Fortunately, if Apple CEO Tim Cook’s words are any indication, it appears that it would only be a matter of time before the Cupertino-based tech giant focuses […]