Tech News – Asus’ New Laptops From Computex + New Intel Core i9 Chips + Nvidia Max-Q


Hey guys Brainy Here with a brand new video
and this is another episode of Tech News. The Weekly video series on this channel where
I give you the full rundown of some of the most important and trending tech news of the
week. Keeping you informed with what you need to
be. I’ve got a bunch of cool things to talk
about in this video, So with that being said, let’s get right into the video. So Computex is underway and if you don’t
know what it it here’s a very short summary. COMPUTEX Taipei, or Taipei International Information
Technology Show, is a computer expo held annually in Taipei, Taiwan. That’s about it. And at this tech show a lot of cool stuff
is shown off. And Asus has shown off a few cool laptops
at Computex 2017. So here’s the rundown on a few they have
announced. The Zenbook Flip S. The Flip S is the “world’s
thinnest convertible,” according to Asus chairman Jonney Shih. It’s 10.9mm thick, which Asus says is 20
percent slimmer than the MacBook, and it weighs in at 1.1kg (2.42 pounds). Asus claims 11.5 hours of battery life from
its Core i7 processor, though the company isn’t specifying which specific chip it’s
using inside the Flip S. There’s a single USB-C port, and the 13.3-inch 4K screen folds
around 360 degrees for tablet use. The ZenBook Flip S starts at $1,099. The Zenbook Pro. The new ZenBook Pro sounds like a pretty solid
all-rounder, cramming an Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU, a 15.6-inch 4K display, and an H-series
Core i7 CPU inside an 18.9mm-thick chassis. Asus claims up to 14 hours of battery life
for the ZenBook Pro, which will start at $1,299. The Zenbook 3 Deluxe. Asus called the ZenBook 3 the “world’s
most prestigious laptop” last year, and it’s using the same tagline for the new
ZenBook 3 Deluxe. It’s bigger than the regular ZenBook 3,
with Asus calling it the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop at 12.9mm thick. It has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an unspecified
Core i7 processor, and a 1080p display; it’ll start at $1,199. The VivoBook S. The VivoBook S Is a $499 laptop
in a 17.9mm-thick vaguely MacBook-Pro-ish aluminum case with up to a Core i7 processor
and an Nvidia GTX 940MX GPU inside. The 15-inch screen didn’t look great in
my brief time with the laptop, but the specs aren’t bad for the price. And finally the, The new VivoBook Pro is Asus’
mid-range offering, coming with a 15.6-inch 4K display, a Core i7 processor, and a GTX
1050 GPU. It’ll ship in the summer for $799. There’s a lot of other cool stuff from Computex
so I’ll keep you guys updated in future videos. Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro includes a
built-in S Pen. Samsung is bringing its S Pen technology to
the company’s notebook line. At Computex, Samsung is launching its new
Notebook 9 Pro. Unlike the previous Notebook 9 series, this
Pro version now has a 360-degree hinge just like Lenovo’s Yoga laptops and it means
the Notebook 9 Pro can be used as a tablet or a laptop. Samsung is pairing that hinge with an embedded
S Pen that slides into the base of the Notebook 9 Pro. The S Pen includes 4,000 levels of pressure
and the ability to detect tilt for shading (just like Microsoft’s new Surface Pen). It also includes Samsung’s Air Command software
for drawing, notes, and editing documents. Samsung is also ensuring its S Pen is fully
compatible with Windows Ink, allowing Notebook 9 Pro users to use the stylus across all of
Windows 10. Samsung is releasing 13.3- and 15-inch models
of the Notebook 9 Pro, and both will include Intel’s latest Core i7 processors. The 13.3-inch version will ship with 8GB of
RAM, while the larger model includes 16GB of RAM. Both will include a 256GB SSD, and the 15-inch
model has AMD’s Radeon 450 graphics card inside. There’s also USB C for fast charging, two
regular USB ports, a HDMI port, and support for microSD storage. Nvidia has announced Max-Q at Computex Taipei,
a new design approach that’s intended to enable thin, light, and quiet laptops with
strong gaming performance. The company says that the Max-Q spec can cut
the power consumption of a GTX 1080 in half, for example, allowing it to be used in an
ultraportable notebook. Nvidia is working from the principle that
you get diminishing returns at some point when increasing performance capability, and
Max-Q software figures out the optimal point to target. That GTX 1080 with half the power consumption
is the exact same chip you’d find in a bulky gaming laptop today, but Nvidia says it should
achieve about 90 percent of the performance in a thin and light design. Intel has announced a new Core X line of high-end
processors, including new Core i9 chips. Intel announced a new family of “Core X”
desktop processors at Computex today, offering even more powerful versions of its existing
Core i5 and Core i7 models, along with a new, top-of-the-line Core i9 line for those who
want even more firepower. The Core X platform is being targeted squarely
at enthusiast customers like gamers and content creators — people who want to be able to
run the latest games at the best possible resolution while streaming footage and running
a chat with viewers or have four different creative tools open at once to put together
a new vlog. To that end, the Core X series scales from
models with 4-cores topping out with the $1,999 Core i9 Extreme, which Intel proudly points
out is the first consumer desktop processor to offer 18-cores and 36-threads. The Core X family starts with the Core i5-7640X
at $242, which offers 4-cores and 4-threads. The Core i7 X-Series range from a $339, 4-core
/ 8-thread model to a $599 8-core / 16-thread chip. As for the Core i9? Intel will be offering four models (not counting
the i9 Extreme mentioned earlier) ranging from $999 for a 10-core / 20-thread processor
to a $1,699, 16-core / 32-thread chip. Essential Home is an Amazon Echo competitor
that puts privacy first. Essential Home is the new intelligent assistant
with round “auto-display” just announced by Andy Rubin’s new venture. It can be activated with a question, a tap,
or even a “glance,” according to Essential, and it’s designed to never intrude upon the
home. In that way Essential calls it “an entirely
new type of product” but it mostly borrows ideas from existing products in an attempt
to outdo them. Essential Home lets you control your music,
ask general interest questions, set timers, and control your lights — capabilities we’ve
seen from Google and Amazon, only Essential promises to do them better, somehow. Essential has some nice renders showing the
concept in action. But we’re not seeing any photos of a working
device and nothing in the way of specifications, prices, or delivery dates. Actually not much solid info is available
about the new device. But there are also a few other cool pieces
of tech announced by Essential which include a new Android phone with a unique edge-to-edge
display, a modular accessory system, a new 360 camera for that system, and a new intelligent
speaker with a huge circular display. So A Lot of stuff is going down with Essential. And now in our last bit of tech news for today,
Uber has fired an executive accused of stealing Google’s self-driving car secrets. Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the former
head of its self-driving car project, according to the New York Times. Levandowski came to Uber after a long stint
at Google, where he helped launch that company’s own self-driving car project before it was
spun off into a standalone company called Waymo. Earlier this year, Waymo filed a lawsuit against
Uber, alleging that Levandowski stole some 14,000 documents from Waymo, and that that
information became the technological basis for Uber’s self-driving cars. Levandowski had already stepped away from
running Uber’s self-driving car project, with the company moving him to an operations
role in late April. Uber has denied the allegations against Levandowski,
and in the meantime has been trying to prove in court that it developed its own self-driving
technology independently. Levandowski’s refusal to cooperate with
those efforts were the reason for his firing, according to the report. And as things are now this is still a developing
story so you may wanna pay attention to tech news feeds from websites such as the verge
and cnet. And that’s just about it for today’s episode
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4 thoughts on “Tech News – Asus’ New Laptops From Computex + New Intel Core i9 Chips + Nvidia Max-Q

  1. When your accent is that thick you really need to talk slower. Nice try but overall listen to you was a pain in the ass. Stopped at 6:15

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