Even if you would never imagine buying a gaming laptop, you should take the time to read Monica Chin’s review Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. There are a lot – I mean a lot – remarkable things about this laptop.
First and foremost, it runs on the AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS chip, which runs at 35 W with 8 cores at 3.0 GHz and can increase up to 4.4 GHz. In context, this actually means that it surpasses everything Intel has put into a laptop so far. I’ve been expecting this release since Nilay Patel interviewed AMD CEO Lisa Su earlier this year. At that time she was talking about big game and everything that her company has delivered.
The most remarkable thing about this laptop is that it is absolutely thin and light for gaming laptops. You can get a build with a 1
If, like me, you thought, “Well, I wanted to get into PC games so I make this my main laptop,” you should be aware that there is no webcam. Which is a strange choice.
Intel still has new 10th generation chips that may be available later this year, but as Monica wrote, “Asus and AMD have successfully announced Intel.” This is not the only difficult news that Intel is facing this week. Acer and Asus manufacture laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors.
And then there are persistent rumors that the Mac is switching to ARM. Ming-chi Kuo’s latest report says that there will be “several” next year. If “more” means “at least three”, that’s two ARM-based Macs more than I expected Apple to release at launch. If it’s true, it’s a very aggressive transition plan that comes just a year after some people buy new MacBooks because they’re looking for better keyboards. Something to consider!
However, this is not all news for Intel. After years of flirting with ARM, Intel now seems to be running on all decent Chromebooks. And the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook hits the shelves on April 6th. This laptop is the latest test to determine if a high-end Chromebook is in demand – the first since the Pixelbook. I think it’s fair to say that Google didn’t revise the Pixelbook and instead went to great lengths to help Samsung do it.
We must first check whether it will be a successful test and check whether it is a good thing. My main concern during practical use was the screen wobble while typing. I am thrilled because I love the color so much – less gray laptops, more intense colors like this red please.
News from The Verge
┏ Microsoft wants to win back consumers with new Microsoft 365 subscriptions. You could argue that this was the most important thing that happened in technology yesterday, and I wouldn’t necessarily argue about it. Microsoft is smart to transfer this subscription from the Office headspace to the general consumer headspace.
When it comes to value for money, the Microsoft subscription, which gives you tons of OneDrive storage, access to Office apps, and some fancy add-ons, is better than what Google and Apple offer. I am very excited to see whether consumers also address Microsoft teams. I doubt it more – but the corona virus has more people than ever who use corporate tools like Zoom for non-business purposes.
┏ Microsoft’s new vertical edge tabs are ideal for 16: 9 screens.
┏ OnePlus 8 will be announced on April 14th, and the The latest OnePlus 8 leaks reveal “Interstellar Glow” and other colors.
┏ Well done! You can mess through your office complex from home.
┏ Resident Evil 3 remake is fun as long as it lasts.
┏ Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website.
┏ Google wants to donate more than 2 million face masks to the CDC.
┏ Google cancels its infamous April Fools’ joke this year. I know some people will call me a buzzkill, but really: don’t bring it back.
┏ With Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, you can now diagnose COVID-19.
┏ Amazon warehouse workers go out in the flood of COVID-19 protests. Josh Dzieza reports:
Amazon has a strong infrastructure to keep its warehouse workers up to date. For example, if the company announces mandatory overtime, Palmer sends companies and emails to every employee. “With this incident, they didn’t send any text – nothing at all,” says Palmer.
┏ A new COVID-19 test can deliver results in 5 minutes. Good news, and the new test could increase testing capacity in the United States by 50 percent. Unfortunately, that does not mean that we are still testing enough.
Commercial and government laboratories currently run more than 100,000 tests per day, but fewer tests are performed per capita in the United States than in many other countries.
┏ US government officials use mobile ad location data to investigate the spread of corona viruses.
An example of how the anonymized data is used: Researchers found that a large number of people were gathering in a New York park and notified local authorities.
┏ The Detroit Auto Show was canceled because FEMA is preparing the venue for COVID-19 as a field hospital.
The streaming slowdown
┏ The whole world is streaming more than ever – and the Internet is under strain.
┏ Sony is now slowing US PlayStation downloads.
┏ Microsoft is optimizing Xbox and team services as cloud demand increases 775 percent.
┏ NASA commissions SpaceX to ship cargo and supplies to the future lunar space station.
┏ OneWeb files for bankruptcy protection according to Chapter 11. It has 74 satellites in orbit. I have to take care of it.