Intel Core i3 shortage may drive up prices on budget music production laptops

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We don’t intend on scaremongering, but the facts are there and they have to be brought up. Citing a recent forecast, DigiTimes reports an impending shortage of Intel processors in the second quarter of 2019. Apparently, Intel’s production capacity is unable to meet demand, on the 14nm node in particular. Due to increased demand for […]

USB 4.0 is the new Thunderbolt and could put an end to the cable/adapter craze

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Something very interesting has happened in the realm of cables. The USB Implementers Forum, or USB-IF for short, announced specifications for USB 4.0. And, by the looks of it, the next-generation USB is pretty much a free-for-all Thunderbolt 3. Which is all kinds of good news for techies and gearheads alike. As you may know, […]

Samsung’s Thunderbolt 3 X5 external SSD can shovel 20 GB of data in 12s

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Samsung’s brand-new portable SSD, the X5, will certainly be of interest to content creators – including musicians and producers. It lets you haul around up to 2TB terabytes of audio (the most expensive model, at least) and other data, transferred from your computer over Thunderbolt 3 (no USB, sorry!) with blazing speeds of up to […]

Intel series 9000 processors spec’d and i9-9900K benchmarked, release due in October

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It’s no secret that Intel is preparing new series 9000 processors for release in the third quarter. This is most likely to be in October, as evident from a leaked product roadmap. The new chips are the 8-core, 16-thread Core i9-9900K flagship CPU; the 6-core, 12-thread Core i7-9700K, and the 6-core, 6-thread Core i5-9600K. All […]