Microsoft is gearing up to take its Chromebook competition plan to the next level with a new low-cost laptop designed exclusively for the school market. This laptop is created in the same style as other low-cost EDU laptops, such as the Lenovo 100W or HP Stream series, with the goal of being purchased, managed, and distributed in mass by educational institutions.
This new laptop, codenamed Tenjin, has a totally plastic shell, a 1366×768 11.6-inch display, an Intel Celeron N4120 processor, and up to 8GB RAM, according to my sources. This is a no-frills laptop meant to be as low-cost as possible, and it is intended for student use in a classroom setting. According to my sources, the device has a full-sized keyboard and trackpad, one USB-A port, one USB-C port, a headphone jack, and a barrel-style AC port.
Tenjin symbolizes the start of Microsoft’s new K-12 education approach. In addition to the new hardware, Microsoft is going to release “Windows 11 SE,” a new variant of Windows 11 designed exclusively for low-cost school PCs like Tenjin. This SKU, I’m informed, focuses on particular optimizations, adjustments, and features designed for educational institutions using low-end hardware.
Tenjin is also said to be shipping under the Surface Laptop brand, potentially branded “Laptop SE” to match the Windows 11 edition that’s loaded. I’m not sure what “SE” stands for, but I’m guessing it’s something like “Student Edition” or “School Edition.” In any case, Tenjin will be priced lower than the Surface Laptop Go, which starts at $549 and is a more premium gadget.
Tenjin will fight head-to-head with low-cost Chromebooks from HP, Dell, and Lenovo, all of which have had great success launching sub-$400 Chromebook devices for the education market. While I don’t have specific pricing information, I expect Tenjin will aim for a price point under $400 in order to compete with Chromebooks. According to sources, the device is nearly finished and will be unveiled before the end of the year if plans do not alter.
MSI Launches New Laptops for Business and Creativity
Empower Productivity, experience beauty
MSI, a world leader in hardware and innovative business solutions, officially launched new and improved Business, Creator, and Gaming Laptops last May 4th. The revamped MSI product line delivers maximum power and productivity with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors to a wide range of customers from industry professionals to students and home users.
The latest laptops in MSI’s leading-edge Series squarely answer the main needs of users for device responsiveness from anywhere, long battery life, fast-charging support, and robust security and safety features. Thin, light, and fast, each of these new laptops also allows for more creating and less waiting while the smooth video conferencing capability responds to the pressing demand for all-around productivity in post-pandemic times.
“MSI’s core mission has never changed. Our roots are in high-performance laptops, and our latest Series laptops are built to be the backbone that maximizes productivity. With a range of future-proof features, our upgraded laptops are not just for business people but also for students and those with creative inclinations,” says MSI’s Philippine Product Marketing Manager, Ira James Garcia, on launch held at Crowne Plaza Manila last May 4th.
Sleek and Modern Performers
The Summit Series
Since its inception in 2019, the Summit Series has remained MSI’s top-of-the-line Business & Productivity laptop. This year, the new Summit E14 Flip Evo joins the ranks of the existing Summit E13 Flip Evo and Summit E16 Flip to expand the sizing options for different user needs.
Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Graphics that further boosts performance, the Summit E16 Flip implements enterprise-grade security capabilities such as webcam and port locks, discrete TPM support, fingerprint, or IR webcam, and webcam status notification. Additionally, AI technology is embedded in the upgraded Summit to automatically adjust the system resource based on the scenario. Its display also comes protected by Tobii Aware, which automatically locks the laptop if the user is not nearby while the free integrated Tile finding technology makes it easier to activate and locate Summit laptops that may have been accidentally misplaced by the user.
The Prestige Series
The Prestige Series design is driven by aesthetics. The new Prestige 15 and Prestige 14 boast a thin and light chassis for portability yet project better thermals. Both models offer a higher-quality listening experience derived from higher bitrate encoding via Hi-Res Audio combined with DTS Audio Processing, Users can speak confidently and hear others more clearly which should definitely improve their productivity.
The choice between an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Graphics or Intel® Evo™ platform depends on the performance preference. True Pixel technology brings images to life with astonishing color precision to help people express their inner passion. Added security includes face or fingerprint sign-in to log in faster with password-less options while a long battery life, ease of charge, and fast charging assure higher productivity, especially for people on the go.
The Modern Series
Trendsetters rejoice! The Modern Series is for your stylish sensibilities. Trendy yet sophisticated, it has received a new facelift to earn its rightful spot in the Business & Productivity lineup.
Featuring the latest 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor, it delivers stunning performance with matching lightweight portability which will keep you in the workflow seamlessly and empower your productivity. Its ample productivity-enhancing functions include a thin bezel that offers a higher screen ratio, a 180° flip screen that provides easy sharing, an enlarged touchpad that yields better scrolling, and a full-size keyboard with a full set of shortcuts.
Beyond Gaming and Productivity
With the expansive demand these days for creative endeavors, MSI empowers creators by marrying tech and aesthetics with their Creator Z16. Integrating NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, the 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor, and other features such as a True Pixel display, exclusive Cooler Boost technology, 90 Whr long-lasting battery, high-performance I/O ports, and the Golden Ratio 16:10 touchscreen for seamless elaborate works; the Creator Z16 will unquestionably deliver to all creators who need the top-of-the-line machines for their artistic expressions.
Known as producers of high-performance and innovative gaming laptops, MSI has once again outdone themselves with their next-level Stealth GS66, Stealth 15M, Raider GE76 & GE66, Vector GP76 & GP66, Pulse GL66, Crosshair 15, and Katana GF66. All these are now powered by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and the 12th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor, perfect for any gaming enthusiast looking for extensive power, design, build, and innovation for the laptops they partner with on their personal journeys to reach their goal on any game.
New Enterprise Distributor
MSI also announces a new partnership agreement with Techtron Systems Corporation. Through Techtron’s network of partners and clients, MSI sets foot on the enterprise market, seeing that Techtron is a spin-off company from Innovista Technologies, Inc., the leading IT distributor of computer hardware and peripherals in the Philippines.
“It is an advantage to have Techtron on our side to fulfill the market penetration that is necessary to reach our full sales potential. We are confident that Techtron’s key experience and expertise in the enterprise market will help us leverage our position in the country as demand increases while the economy recovers,” says Rhyan Sy, Product Manager of MSI Philippines.
Specification Summary and Pricing
|Display||Graphics||Processor||Wi-Fi||Battery Pack||Operating System||RAM||Storage||Pen Inclusion||Backpack Inclusion|
|PHP 124,995||Summit E16Flip A12UDT-057PH||Single backlight KB(White)||16″ 16:10 QHD+ 165Hz 100%DCI-P3 Pen Touch||RTX3050Ti GDDR6 4GB||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||4 cell, 82Whr||Windows11 Pro||LPDDR5 16GB||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||MSI Pen_Ink Black||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 89,995||Summit E14FlipEvo A12MT-072PH||Single backlight KB(White)||14″ FHD+ 60Hz, 1.5W sRGB100% Pen Touch panel||Iris Xe Graphics||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(s)||4 cell, 72Whr||Windows® 11 Home||LPDDR5 16GB||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||MSI Pen_Ink Black||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 79,995||Summit E14FlipEvo A12MT-074PH||Single backlight KB(White)||14″ FHD+ 60Hz, 1.5W sRGB100% Pen Touch panel||Iris Xe Graphics||Alder Lake i5-1240P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(s)||4 cell, 72Whr||Windows® 11 Home||LPDDR5 16GB||512GB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||MSI Pen_Ink Black||MSI Essential Backpack|
|MSRP||Model||Keyboard Backlight||Display||Graphics||Processor||Wi-Fi||Battery Pack||Operating System||RAM||Storage||Pen Inclusion||Backpack Inclusion|
|PHP 109,995||Prestige 15 A12UD-201PH||Single backlight KB(White)||15.6″ QHD (2560*1440), 165Hz DCI-P3 100% typical||RTX3050Ti GDDR6 4GB||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||4 cell, 82Whr||Windows11 Pro||LPDDR4 16GB||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||None||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 89,995||Prestige 15 A12SC-066PH||Single backlight KB(White)||15.6″ FHD (1920*1080), 60Hz 72%NTSC IPS-Level, close to 100%sRGB||GTX1650, GDDR6 4GB||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||4 cell, 82Whr||Windows® 11 Home||LPDDR4 16GB||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||None||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 99,995||Prestige 14 A12UC-082PH||Single backlight KB(White)||14″ FHD (1920*1080), 60Hz 72%NTSC IPS-Level, close to 100%Srgb||RTX3050 GDDR6 4GB||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||3 cell, 52Whr||Windows11 Pro||LPDDR4 16GB||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||None||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 69,995||Prestige 14Evo A12M-083PH||Single backlight KB(White)||14″ FHD (1920*1080), sRGB100% 300nits 1W panel||Iris Xe Graphics||Alder Lake i7-1280P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||3 cell, 52Whr||Windows® 11 Home||LPDDR4 8GB||512GB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||None||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 59,995||Prestige 14Evo A12M-085PH||Single backlight KB(White)||14″ FHD (1920*1080), sRGB100% 300nits 1W panel||Iris Xe Graphics||Alder Lake i5-1240P||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||3 cell, 52Whr||Windows® 11 Home||LPDDR4 8GB||512GB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||None||MSI Essential Backpack|
|MSRP||Model||Keyboard Backlight||Display||Graphics||Processor||Wi-Fi||Battery Pack||Operating System||RAM||Storage||Backpack Inclusion|
|PHP 174,995||Creator Z16 A12UET-045PH||Mini LED Per key backlight KB||16″ QHD+ (2560*1600), 120Hz DCI-P3 100% typical, Finger Touch panel||RTX3060, GDDR6 6GB||Alder Lake i9-12900H||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||4 cell, 90Whr||Windows11 Pro||DDR5 8GB*2 (4800MHz)||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||MSI Essential Backpack|
|PHP 159,995||Creator Z16 A12UET-046PH||Mini LED Per key backlight KB||16″ QHD+ (2560*1600), 120Hz DCI-P3 100% typical, Finger Touch panel||RTX3060, GDDR6 6GB||Alder Lake i7-12700H||Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1675(i)||4 cell, 90Whr||Windows11 Pro||DDR5 8GB*2 (4800MHz)||1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSD||MSI Essential Backpack|
MSI is a world leader in gaming, content creation, business & productivity, and AIoT solutions. Bolstered by its cutting-edge R&D capabilities and customer-driven innovation, MSI has a wide-ranging global presence spanning over 120 countries. Its comprehensive lineup of laptops, graphics cards, monitors, motherboards, desktops, peripherals, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances, vehicle infotainment, and telematics systems are globally acclaimed.
AMD unveils 6nm Ryzen 6000 with ultrafast RDNA2
The new Rembrandt chips also reach speeds up to 5.0 GHz.
At CES 2022, AMD unveiled its Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” mobile CPUs as it prepares to compete with Intel’s Alder Lake mobile processors and Apple’s M1-based systems. The new Zen 3+ CPU architecture and RDNA 2 integrated graphics fabbed on TSMC’s 6nm node are just two of AMD’s new additives that will power the new processors. The new Rembrandt processors can also run at 5.0 GHz.
According to AMD, Rembrandt offers 1.3X faster processing and 2X faster graphics than the 5000 series, as well as being the first integrated graphics chip to support ray-tracing. Furthermore, AMD boasts better connectivity across the board, including compatibility for PCIe 4.0, LPDDR5, and DDR5, among other features, all while providing up to 24 hours of battery life. These new chips will be available in February.
The Ryzen 6000 models, which replace the Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” series, are shown here in their entirety. For gamers and designers, the H-series is ideal. The overclockable HX models with a 45W+ TDP for the quickest gaming laptops, the 35W HS models for the small performance’ category, and the 45W H-series devices are all part of AMD’s lineup.
The four Ryzen 9 variants have eight CPU cores and 16 threads, as well as 12 RDNA 2 CUs with a 2.4 GHz boost. That’s a significant improvement over the Vega graphics units included with the Cezanne processors, not to mention the fact that Rembrandt has up to four more CUs. With a 3.3 GHz CPU base, a 5.0 GHz boost, and a 45W+ TDP, the overclockable flagship Ryzen 9 6980HX leads the list.
The Ryzen 7 range includes eight cores and 16 threads, as well as lower CPU clock rates and a lower peak GPU boost of 2.2 GHz, whereas the Ryzen 5 lineup has six cores and 12 threads that peak at 4.5 GHz, as well as six RDNA 2 CUs with 1.9 GHz peaks.
The U-Series appears to be a little more straightforward, with Ultrathins ranging from 15 to 28W, although three of the models use the outdated Vega graphics engine, resulting in much lower iGPU performance.
AMD hasn’t revealed all of the details yet, but we do know that the Zen 3+ architecture is an iterative improvement to AMD’s existing Zen 3 architecture, which drives the Ryzen 5000 processors.
According to our sources (i.e., the cores), there aren’t any modifications at the microarchitectural level. The shift from 7nm to 6nm, on the other hand, allows the company to cram in more features per square millimeter of silicon — TSMC’s 6nm process delivers up to 18% more logic density than the 7nm “N7” technology, while maintaining equivalent power and performance characteristics. The 6nm “N6” technology uses the same design tools as the N7 process, making porting easier. Furthermore, N6 employs EUV lithography for up to five layers of the chip, lowering costs and increasing production speed.
|Ryzen 4000 -Renoir||7nm||156 mm²|
|Ryzen 5000 – Cezanne||7nm||180 mm²|
|Ryzen 6000 – Rembrandt||6nm||208 mm²|
|Alder Lake -P||Intel 7||217 mm²|
Despite the transition to the tighter 6nm node, which is obviously required to support the more comprehensive feature set, such as four more CUs than previous-generation models, the Rembrandt die has increased by around 16 percent.
Interestingly, AMD claims that the 6nm technology provides greater performance per watt, although this contradicts TSMC’s estimates of identical power/performance. The 50 new and updated power management features, adaptive power management architecture, and additional deep sleep modes all contribute to the Ryzen 6000’s improved performance and battery life.
The AMD RDNA 2 iGPU is the world’s first ray-tracing-capable APU. Rembrandt has four more CUs than Vega, with a total of twelve RDNA 2 CUs capable of boosting up to 2.4 GHz. The new Rembrandt has a 1.5x larger GPU compute engine, 1.5x more memory bandwidth, and 2x larger L2 caches and render backends than previous-gen APUs, all of which are much-needed upgrades over the old Vega architecture.
It’s also nice to see the RDNA 2 graphics engine powered by LPDDR5/DDR5, as the increased memory bandwidth should boost performance significantly. Rembrandt also supports PCIe 4.0, which we assume also pertains to the GPU connection.
AMD claims that its new power technology and the 6nm process result in 24-hour battery life, and it has released some internal data. Take vendor-provided benchmarks with a grain of salt as usual, but this is especially true in this case: AMD set the 6000 series processor at 28W while leaving the previous-gen model at 18W. As a result, these benchmarks are deceptive.
Another set of deceptive benchmarks is where the rubber meets the road. For its newest CPUs, AMD employed a 28-watt power setting but left the previous type at 18 watts. In a series of gaming benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 6800U takes on the Intel Core i7-integrated 1165G7’s graphics and the entry-level MX450 discrete GPU, with Rembrandt winning every time. In practically every game tested, the 6800U outperformed the 5800U by 2x. AMD also showcased Rembrandt’s generational uplift in a series of games.
At CES, AMD also announced that Far Cry 6 now supports FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), and demonstrated a demo on stage that hit 59 frames per second with the quality preset, a 51 percent improvement over playing without it. might be the killer app for mobile gaming, as indicated by the extension to a bigger variety of titles like Deathloop, Godfall, and Call of Duty: Vanguard.
According to the company, the Ryzen 6000 uses 30% less power during video conferencing, 15% less power while online browsing and 40% less power while video streaming (all in comparison to the previous-generation 5000 series).
It’s simple to reduce power consumption by lowering performance, but AMD’s application benchmarks say that these power savings are accompanied by a significant increase in performance. AMD claims that the Ryzen 7 6800U outperforms the Ryzen 5800U by 1.3x in multi-thread performance, 1.1x in single-thread performance, and 1.3x in productivity apps. Encoding, rendering, and gaming, according to AMD, improve by 1.7x, 2.3x, and 2x, respectively, when compared to less taxing workloads.
for LPDDR5 and DDR5 memory, PCIe 4.0 connectivity, USB4 up to 40 Gbps, WiFi 6E with dual-band simultaneous capabilities, Bluetooth LE 5.2, and AV1 hardware decode (sadly, we don’t see AV1 hardware encode support) have all been added to AMD’s platform connectivity tech. For good measure, AMD tossed in AI noise reduction technology, although we don’t have any information yet.
In addition, Rembrandt is the first CPU to support Microsoft’s Pluton technology. When you’re on the go with your laptop, Pluton provides stronger security that helps avoid physical attacks and encryption key theft while also defending against firmware attacks, which is a great feature. This technology first appeared in the Xbox and AMD’s EPYC data center processors, and it now joins AMD’s other security capabilities, such as AMD Secure Processor and Memory Guard.
In total, AMD aims to have 200+ premium systems on the market by 2022, but that includes the complete Ryzen lineup (5000 series, too). According to AMD, the first Ryzen 6000 mobile systems will be available in February. AMD has also significantly reduced the time it takes to deploy its mobile APUs to desktop PCs. We’re excited to see how Rembrandt operates outside of mobile devices’ thermal and electrical constraints.
RedmiBook Pro 2022 is launching on March 17, with Intel Core 12th Gen
In addition to the Redmi K50 series.
On March 17, Xiaomi will unveil its revamped RedmiBook Pro series in China. In a post on the Chinese social media network Weibo, the corporation confirmed the launch date.
During the same launch event, the company will also reveal its much-anticipated Redmi K50 smartphone series. On Weibo, Lu Weibing, President of Xiaomi Group China and General Manager of the Redmi brand, announced the debut date, saying, “challenging the peak performance of thin and light notebooks.”
Weibing had intimated that this launch event would be significant for Redmi this year, with numerous devices receiving the latest hardware. The teaser suggests that the laptops will be performance-oriented and be small and light. The RedmiBook Pro 2022, as you may know, is the successor to the 2021 Pro version, which was released in India early last year.
The upcoming Redmi laptop 2022 is likely to be available in a variety of configurations. One of the variations was recently discovered on Geekbench, indicating the presence of a high-end 12th Gen Core i7-12650H processor.
The single-core benchmark score of 800 and the multi-core test score of 11872 are obvious indicators of the laptops’ improved performance over their predecessors.
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 2022 Specifications (Expected)
These laptops had already been discovered on the Bluetooth SIG certification platform, which revealed some crucial information. According to the source, the company may reveal seven different RedmiBook Pro 14 and RedmiBook Pro 15 variants during the launch event.
The RMA2201-AG, RMA2201-BB, and RMA2201-BG model numbers are scheduled to be used for the RedmiBook Pro 14 in 2022. The RMA2202-AD, RMA2202-BD, RMA2202-AI, and RMA2202-BI model numbers could be added to the RedmiBook Pro 15.
The fact that these laptops may be available in two different screen sizes of 14-inch and 15.6-inch is self-explanatory. However, we do know that this lineup will include Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless networking and will come pre-installed with Windows 11.
The RedmiBook Pro will be available in India in 2022
Though it is too early to speculate on the specifics of these laptops’ launch in India, The corporation may, however, upgrade its present offers to include the most up-to-date settings. Last year, Xiaomi launched two laptops in India: the RedmiBook Pro and the E-Learning Edition.
The 11th Generation Intel Core i5 Tiger Lake H35 series processor and the 11th Generation Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, respectively, power these. These laptops are in the sub-Rs price range. They are great for remote working and e-learning because they are in the $50,000 price range.
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