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Microsoft Updates Surface Line With Meaningful Additions

It is hard to believe the Surface line of PCs has been around for nearly eight years. When the first batch came out in 2012, I did not quite know what to think. The concept and the words were good, but the finished product seemed, well, a bit unfinished.  We are now in 2020 and Microsoft has turned Surface into a juggernaut driving nearly $6B in sales the past four quarters.   …

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Intel’s Gaming CPU Brings Competition We Like

Intel introduced its 10th Gen Core S-series processors aka “Comet Lake” last week that target the high-end gaming community. Intel’s CPUs improve with higher clock speeds, more cores and gamer-and-content-creator-specific features. The “Comet Lake S” desktop processors are expected by many to rival AMD’s ever-pressing Ryzen 3000 series processors with a focus on gaming performance at …

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Six Five Live Ep 38- Chips in the Desert

Leading global tech analysts Patrick Moorhead (Moor Insights & Strategy) and Daniel Newman (Futurum Research) are front and center on The Six Five analyzing the tech industry’s biggest news each and every week and also conducting interviews with tech industry “insiders” on a regular basis. The Six Five represents six (6) handpicked topics that will …

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Getting to Know AMD’s Newest Commercial Processor, The Ryzen Pro 4000- The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five Podcast – Insiders Edition hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman welcome Rick Bergman, Executive Vice President of Computing and Graphics Business Group at AMD to discuss the exciting new products coming from AMD. The Need for the Right Tools Now more than ever, it’s clear that there …

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Microsoft Windows 10X Will Spark Innovation And Market Growth For Foldable Devices

I believe foldable devices are a big part of our tech future. Devices like the Samsung’s iteration of foldable smartphones like Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip have changed my use cases forever and it’s hard to imagine a future without them now. With that said, I’m OK with early form factors and use cases …

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The Importance of Keeping IT Infrastructure in a Healthy State – Six Five Insiders with Dell Technologies’ Jen Felch

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insider Edition  hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcomed Jen Felch, Chief Digital Officer and CIO for Dell Technologies to talk about how the company is dealing with COVID-19 internally with employees and externally with customers. Leverage What You Have Dell has over 150,000 employees globally and preparation to …

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HP Inc. PC President Alex Cho: ‘Get Ready For The Return Of The PC’

Ten years ago, when the Apple iPad was released, you could hear the PC industry’s collective shrug. Some like me thought it would impact the PC and the Mac, but most thought it would not. PC unit volumes were growing, there seemed to be a lot of competition, and netbooks, despite their lackluster quality and …

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Intel Taps MediaTek For Its 5G Laptop Designs

Intel’s journey on 5G has been quite an interesting one. The company was it’s slated to compete with the likes of Qualcomm, Huawei, and Samsung in 5G. Eventually, after a few stumbles, the company fell short of expectations and ended up spinning off the majority of the company’s efforts in a $1 billion transaction with …

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Microsoft Surface Pro X Three Week Review: Exceeded My Expectations For My Productivity Use Case

As a tech industry analyst, I’m in the enviable situation that I don’t have to rush out my reviews or hit a certain embargo deadline. I can take my time; wait for any updates I hear about from earlier reviews and make the experience mine. I can load all my data and apps, take a …

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HP Takes Innovation Past Thin, Light And Low Power At Computex 2019

Last week at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, HP Inc., announced its updated lineups of business and consumer laptops that you can expect to see for corporate Windows 10 refreshes and the “back to school” buying season. HP Inc. announced growth last quarter in its PC business with a 2% improvement and big commercial gains …

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Dell Refreshes Latitude Line Of PCs At Dell Technologies World 2019

Yesterday I began my coverage of Dell Technologies World 2019 with my take on the company’s newly announced Dell Technologies Unified Workspace offering. Today I wanted to focus on another  announcement from Dell’s premier annual tech conference—the 10th generation refresh of Dell’s Latitude mobile PC line. We got a preview of what was to come earlier this year …

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Initial CES 2019 Observations: Patrick Moorhead

I spent the week in Las Vegas and wanted to share with you my initial CES 2019 observations: What happened: Intelligence: Amazon Alexa dominated the show with its services and partners while Google tried really hard to catch up with Amazon, even going so far as to build a roller coaster ride to get attention. …

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Review: ASUS NovaGo Always Connected Windows 2-in-1 PC

The new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected 2-in-1 PC The competition in the PC market is starting to heat up again. Now that the market has effectively reached its maximum size, we are starting to see more unique and new offerings from other players. One such of these offerings is the new ASUS NovaGo Always Connected …

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HP ENVY x2 Review: Great For Insane Battery Life Use Cases

HP Envy x2 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 I had the opportunity to use HP’s first Always Connected PC, the HP ENVY x2 for nearly six months. This PC is part of Microsoft’s Always Connected PC initiative which is designed to bring constant connectivity to Windows PCs. To use Microsoft’s words, “Always Connected PCs are instantly …

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NVIDIA Takes G-Sync To The Next Level With 65-Inch BFGD At CES 2018

NVIDIA’s BFGD display technology When I first saw that NVIDIA was making a “BFGD”, I thought that they were going to be making something for Doom. However, these BFGDs are a short name for Big Format Gaming Displays. While new displays are usually not that exciting, NVIDIA has succeeded in making things interesting with their …

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AMD Continues Their 2017 Momentum With New Ryzen And Vega Announcements At CES 2018

AMD CEO Lisa Su presents at AMD’s 2018 CES Tech Day 2017 was a great year for Advanced Micro Devices on all measurements which was made all that more impressive given it was on the heels of the company suffering many years of challenges. No longer is anyone discussing AMD’s “survival,” but rather the industry is …

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Intel Officially Launches New 8th Gen Chip With AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics

Intel’s 8th Generation Core Processor with RX Vega M Graphics Intel and AMD have been competitors for a very long time. But times have changed and AMD and Intel are now working together on something that truthfully helps both companies. That product is Kaby Lake G also known as Intel 8th Gen Core with Radeon …

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Microsoft Surface Pro One Week Review: Making A Good Experience Even Better

The Microsoft Surface Pro has been the pride and glory of the Surface line and has gone through the most revisions of all the Surface products Microsoft has launched. I have actually used every single version of Surface, so I have some history.  Microsoft effectively created the Windows detachable 2-in-1 category with the success of …

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Surface Laptop Two Week Review: Microsoft’s Stunning First Notebook Great For Today’s Use Cases

In May, Microsoft announced their very first ‘conventional’ laptop, the Surface Laptop. This laptop was one of the most recent Surface products Microsoft launched as part of the Surface line and the most conventional in terms of form factor. All the previous Surface devices were more unique in form or function that helped set apart …

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RESEARCH PAPER: SPEC CPU 2017 & Changing Performance

Benchmarks help determine the relative performance of different platforms, neutralizing technical differences so IT can better ascertain the actual workload impact. The SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark has helped IT generate a relative performance baseline for CPUs across different platforms for over ten years. But being more than a decade old means the benchmark no longer …

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