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GPD WIN 2 up for preorder.

I really wanted the previous GPD WIN but I really couldn't trust GPD after hearing about all the stability issues. This time around might be different, the attention to detail on the IGG page is notably rich for a Chinese company, which does give me a little more confidence. I'll most likely be picking up one of these bad boys...

Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review – Notebookcheck

Notebookcheck has a review of the Acer Swift 3 with Ryzen 5 2500U. It seems evenly matched although its smaller battery holds it back ever so slightly. Also its a tad more expensive. SOURCE: https://www.notebookcheck.net/

So Much AMD News!

I go on holiday and come back to see so much wonderful news, I don't even know where to start. Actually that's a lie because the only thing 2 things I'm truly interested in are the Hades Canyon NUC and the desktop Ryzen APUs! The Hades Canyon NUC is very interesting via its size and potency. I really like the...

HP Envy X360 BIOS, nothing to see really.

Not many options in the BIOS unfortunately!

HP Envy, a closer look at the internals!

Yesterday I posted a screenshot of the internals, here are more detailed photos taken when I installed my Samsung 960 EVO 256GB (buy here). Firstly, you'll need a T5 torx screwdriver  to remove the bottom 3 screws holding the surprisingly sturdy bottom metal casing. Note that you don't need to remove the rubber strip! Then you'll need the remove the rubber...

HP Envy X360 Internals!

Thanks to the9thdude , he was actually able to open up his brand new HP Envy laptop. He then proceeded remedy the main problem with this machine. The inclusion of a NVME M.2 drive should vastly improve the responsiveness that this machine sorely lacked! You can  also change the 2.5" drive but it doesn't seem like the amount of RAM can...

HP ENVY X360 W/ RYZEN First Impressions! (updated 11/14/17 w/ gaming bench video)

I have had this notebook for over an hour now and here are my rough impressions: Very high build quality chassis and hinge. Low brightness or dim screen. Uneven display back lighting. Back-lit keys! Excellent audio quality via Bang & Olufsen. Slow response or slow loading due to hard drive. Snappy CPU 4C8T, single core up to 3GHz and...

Ryzen Notebooks we know of so far!

The much anticipated Ryzen APUs are on the way and here are the first products to have them integrated!   Dell Latitude 5495 - Not much is out there about this model. It will use the Ryzen 5 & 7 APUs per their Sisoft entry (link here). HP Envy X360 - Looks like the same chassis as the previous model sporting the ancient...

RAVENRIDGE APU UPDATE!

Small updates, looks like HP is will be the first out the gate with a RR laptop! Also note that RR with VEGA M graphics will be close to a mobile Geforce MX150. SOURCE: https://videocardz.com/newz/ | https://www.pcper.com/

Yet Another RavenRidge Update!

This is an interesting update, it seems that a newer GeekBench entry was submitted. This new entry lands between and i3 for single threaded workloads and an i7 for multithreaded workloads. This is looking a lot better than the first result which I was a little concerned about. I can't wait for Ravenridge!