Saturday, January 11


Daily News Stuff 11 January 2020

A Tragedy In 317,962 Parts Edition

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I've switched just this blog over to a test environment as I work towards the Great Awakening.  There may be a few hiccups over the next couple of weeks.

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Tech News

  • Nobody saw that coming.

    Okay, everybody saw that coming.

  • If you thought the 1.8GHz base clock on the Ryzen 4800U was bad, take a look at what Intel has in store. (AnandTech)

    The Core i7-1065G7 - which is a four core 15W part - has a base clock of just 1.3GHz.

    Only the 2.3GHz base clock of the 28W i7-1068G7 actually beats the 4800U, which has twice as many cores at half the TDP.

  • Windows 7 support ends in three days.  Upgrade now.  Or replace it with Linux Mint.  (ZDNet)

    I have a little Lenovo laptop with a 32GB eMMC disk drive.  (The hardware is quite nice and it was very cheap.) 

    It has a 128GB SD card which is plenty of storage for files, but Windows can't work out how to use that for its updates, so I have to reset it to factory default to get back enough space to actually update to new Windows 10 releases.

    Linux Mint it is then.

  • A decade of iPads: "Movie Kindle" to paperweight.  (9to5Mac)

    I haven't used mine in three years.

  • Lenovo's IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is a...  Oh, it's in the name.  (AnandTech)

    For $280 you get a quad Cortex A73, 4GB RAM, 128GB flash, a 1920x1200 10" screen, and a bundled detachable keyboard.

    If it runs Android and Linux cleanly it might be a nice little device.

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1 The Y-series (9W) processors have even lower base clocks.  It's getting to the point where it seems like you can get stuff done in a reasonable time or you can have no battery life.  Very annoying.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, January 12 2020 03:24 PM (Iwkd4)

2 It will be interesting to see just how well the 7nm Ryzen laptop parts work.  7nm is optimised for low-power mobile phone chips, so it could potentially be quite good.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, January 12 2020 03:52 PM (PiXy!)

3 I understand why everything's moving to low-power optimizations but I'd like to see someone come out with a line optimized for performance, too.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, January 13 2020 03:18 AM (Iwkd4)

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