Thursday, April 16
Where The Heck Are My Lamingtons Edition
- Apple has announced the iPhone SE starting at $399. (AnandTech)
It has the same A13 chip that powers the $1099 iPhone 11 Max Pro, but less of everything else. Except the storage - the base models both have 64GB.
So if you want a phone that just does its job, does it quickly, and will be supported for more than 18 months, without paying upwards of a grand, it's a pretty good choice.
- A look inside Intel's NUC9VXQNX. (Serve the Home)
This is Intel's Xeon workstation passive backplane supersized NUC. Despite being twice the size of the Mac Mini it has worse external I/O (two Thunderbolt ports vs. 4, and 1GbE vs. 10GbE) but it has room for an eight core Xeon, three M.2 SSDs, and an ITX-sized GPU. Or, if you're so inclined - and Serve the Home were - a 25GbE card.
Tom's Hardware tried it out with a Core i9-9900 in place of the Xeon, and an RTX 2070.
- China is breaking new ground in radical opacity with regards to Wuhan Bat Soup Death Plague. (TechDirt)
Who, us? Coronavirus research? You must be thinking of someone else.
- Linux is getting patches for the onboard audio on TRX40 Threadripper motherboards. (Phoronix)
I guess someone out there is using that combination of things, though I can't imagine why.
- Well, that seems pretty nice. (AnandTech)
HP announced the 2020 Envy 13 and 15 models.
The 13 has up to a Core i7-1065G7, Nvidia MX330 graphics, a 4K screen, and a 19.5 hour battery life. Possibly not all at the same time.
The 15 has up to a Core i9, RTX 2060 Max-Q, 4K OLED display, 32GB RAM, and 2TB PCIe SSD. And two Thunderbolt ports and a 16.5 hour battery life.
Both feature fingerprint readers and separate PgUp/PgDn/Home/End keys.
Envy 13 starts at $999, Envy 15 at $1349.
One forum I read--supposedly a hardcore one--has a bunch of people griping about how expensive it is, and I'm kind of boggling. Welcome to the world of boutique/high-end hardware, guys! Seen the price of a 2080 Ti lately? The high-end NUCs have always been expensive. I wound up buying my Skull Canyon before the big price drop. It was a lot more expensive than the regular ones.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 17 2020 01:04 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 17 2020 01:05 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 17 2020 01:21 AM (PiXy!)
That was 2010 or 2011, and they've lost me as a customer, and anyone I can convince. For contrast, in 2000 I bought a Pavilion desktop that died after a few months, probably the same kind of failure, oddly enough, because it just stopped powering on, and once I got them to understand I couldn't run the self-test they were asking me to do, because it wouldn't turn on, they immediately *cross-shipped* me a new one.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 17 2020 01:34 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: normal at Friday, April 17 2020 03:55 AM (obo9H)
But yeah, they lost me as a customer. And it really annoys me because my Pavilion laptop was really nice, more stylish than a Dell, etc., and I'd buy another one if they hadn't mistreated me.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 17 2020 04:03 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 17 2020 08:53 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 17 2020 10:26 AM (Iwkd4)
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