Friday, April 05

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  • The benchmark numbers being quoted by Qualcomm for its new laptop chips are actually...  Pretty accurate.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Looks like it should comfortably beat Intel and not embarrass itself against Apple and AMD.  That's a huge improvement against earlier attempts which were just about capable of running Notepad.


  • How we saved 98% in cloud costs by writing our own database.  (Hivekit)

    Turns out you can make databases run much, much faster if you don't care about the data.

    In this specific case, Hivekit can lose a second of data and not worry about it too much.  Conventional databases have to assume you want every single record to be saved, which is complicated and (relatively) slow.

    It's like...  If you don't care if the eggs arrive intact, you can speed up delivery by a lot.


  • The new Razer Blade 18 has everything you could want in a laptop except the Four Essential Keys and an affordable price tag.  (Notebook Check)

    Though to be precise you could probably afford to buy the price tag, just not the laptop.

    A 24 core Intel 14900HX, an RTX 4090 (laptop version, so basically an RTX 4080), up to 64GB of RAM (probably upgradeable to 96GB), 4TB of storage in two M.2 slots, a 3840x2400 200Hz screen, a Thunderbolt 5 port - the brand new 80Gbps version, four 10Gbps USB ports, HDMI, a full size SD card reader, a headphone jack, and a 2.5Gb Ethernet port.  

    Fully configured it's just $4800.

    Which is a lot of money, yes, but that's a lot of laptop.


Disclaimer: Looks like we're gonna need a bigger lap.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:38 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 $4,800? You could almost buy a Mac for that kind of money!

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Friday, April 05 2024 09:59 PM (oJgNG)

2 "As deal rumors fly, Alphabet and HubSpot would be a strange pairing"
Meh.  Alphabet, for the last 5-10 years at least, has been an advertising company with a suite of ever-worsening other products, and a bad attitude.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, April 06 2024 12:00 AM (BMUHC)

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