Microsoft has confirmed that production of all Xbox One consoles was discontinued at the end of 2020. Currently, retail stores are simply selling off the remaining stock.
Last year, Microsoft announced Surface Laptop SE—an inexpensive and straightforward laptop for the education market. Unlike its more expensive siblings, Surface Laptop SE does not offer exciting design, premium materials, or powerful hardware. It is a cheap computer made to withstand abuse in a classroom.
Many tech giants, including Amazon, AT&T, AMD, Dell, Google, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Samsung and Sony, and many others, are participating the CES 2022 event. The event takes place between January 5 - 8. It is also available as a digital stream.
Intel has a new GPU driver in store for users with computers based on 6th gen and newer CPUs. Version 184.108.40.2061 fixes various issues, including bugs with Desktop Window Manager.
December 2021 firmware updates are now available for the Intel-based Surface Laptop 4 and the second-gen Surface Studio.
At the beginning of this year, Microsoft announced Surface Pro 7 Plus—a business-oriented Surface Pro 7 with the latest processors from Intel. The newest update for Surface Pro 7 Plus equips the device with several new features and noticeable improvements.
Microsoft prepared a new set of patches for its most affordable Surface laptop. December 2021 firmware update for Surface Laptop Go brings new drivers, stability improvements, bug fixes, and battery optimizations.
Kaby Lake G, released in 2018, is one of the weirdest modern processors from Intel. In a nutshell, Kaby Lake G is a quirky fusion of two rivaling camps: Intel and AMD. The product offers a mobile 8th gen CPU from Intel and the RX Vega M graphics from AMD. The idea behind the project was to provide gamers with a CPU that sports significantly more powerful graphics than standard iGPU in Intel processors of that time.
Three years ago, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 8cx processor for laptops running Windows on ARM. After that, the progress in this field was not impressive. There are a few versions of Snapdragon 8cx over the years, including the Microsoft S1, SQ2, and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. Those were just a tweaked chip with slightly higher clock speeds.
An engineering sample of a Lenovo QRD laptop powered by an ARM Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor has been spotted in Geekbench database. Thanks to this new info, we can now see what performance Windows 11 on ARM devices can offer.