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Qualcomm vs Intel vs AMD Chromebook: A detailed comparison

Chromebooks come in a variety of configurations. One aspect you might not consider when buying a new Chromebook is the processor. While processor speed and benchmarks are all the rage for many PC users, those looking for a Chromebook typically give these things less weight. That doesn't mean raw processing power isn't important. If you...

This Week in Tech: Use your face to control your phone, Windows 11 Paint app, Intel Arc, and more

A lot happened in the tech world this past week. Google launched the Pixel 5a, we spotted a cool new accessibility feature in Android, Samsung executives addressed the ads situation in One UI, Microsoft showed off the new Paint app for Windows 11, and much more. In case you missed any of our coverage, here's...

Intel Arc is the company’s new brand for dedicated graphics

Today, Intel announced the branding for its upcoming dedicated graphics cards. They're going to arrive under the Intel Arc banner, and as we already knew, they'll be based on the Iris Xe HPG architecture. That's different from the Iris Xe LP that's found in ultrabooks and even in the Iris Xe Max dedicated graphics. Indeed, while...

Best convertible laptops to buy in 2021: Dell, HP, Lenovo, and more

There was a time when you could either choose a clamshell-style laptop or go compact with a tablet. But today, you can essentially have the best of both worlds by investing in a convertible laptop. Almost every brand offers convertible notebooks, which are often called 2-in-1s. The advantage here is the display can be set...

How to overclock your Intel or AMD CPU

Overclocking your CPU potentially helps you gain more performance out of your PC without having to spend a lot of money. But before you plan to do that, I'm sure you have a lot of questions. Is it safe to overclock a CPU? Will you end up damaging it? Does it require any special skills? First,...

Download Android USB Drivers for popular OEMs

So you've got an Android device and want to dive deep into the world of modding? Be it rooting or installing a custom ROM like LineageOS, most of the aftermarket modding requires you to connect your Android smartphone to a computer using a USB cable so you can use tools like the Android Debug Bridge...

These are the best laptops for creators: Dell, Acer, MSI, and more

Laptops have become immensely powerful in the past few years, allowing users to achieve all sorts of tasks. With Intel finally releasing the new Tiger Lake-H series of CPUs, OEMs have updated their machines to deliver the highest performance possible. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best laptops suited...

Intel exec accidentally teases Thunderbolt 5 with 80Gbps speeds

While Thunderbolt 4 launched last year with Intel's 11th-generation processors, it's no surprise that Thunderbolt 5 is being worked on. What's more surprising is that Intel Client Computing Group EVP and GM Gregory Bryant accidentally teased it on Twitter. On a trip to Intel's research and development labs in Israel, he posted a tweet with...

XDA Basics: How to update the graphics driver on your PC

Keeping your PC up to date is a great way to ensure it runs smoothly without hiccups. It’s a good habit to periodically check for the latest Windows updates and ensure all system drivers are up to date. Drivers are pieces of software that help certain hardware to communicate with the operating system and other...

Qualcomm has a new partner to build its chips: Intel [Update: Maybe not]

Next year, Qualcomm is set to introduce a new custom ARM architecture that's going to compete with Intel's processors. But a couple of years later than that, Intel might be building Qualcomm's chips. Today, Intel laid out its roadmap through 2025, renaming its process nodes and showing what each generation will look like. One of...

Intel NUC 11 ‘Beast Canyon’ launches with redesigned chassis and CPU options

Intel has introduced a new NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Extreme kit, codenamed ‘Beast Canyon,’ an update to the NUC 9 from last year. The new NUC 11 is pretty interesting as it features the latest 11th-gen Intel processors going up to a Core i9-11900KB and includes the option to add a full-size 12-inch GPU...

Best Dell laptops to buy in July 2021: XPS 13, Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition, XPS 17 and more

Dell continues to be a dominant player in the laptop space offering a variety of options in the enterprise, consumer, and gaming segments. Currently ranking as the third-largest laptop vendor around the globe, the company had a pretty solid 2020 due to the high demand for PC products during the pandemic. If you're looking for...