Android creator unveils phone

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Andy Rubin has shown off the first smartphone from Essential. It should come as no surprise that the Essential PH-1 is a top of the range phone with a dazzling edge to edge display, a titanium body and specs that rival the flagships of Samsung and other top brands.

Specs:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core)

  • RAM : 4GB
  • Storage: 123GB
  • Battery: 3040mAh
  • Screen: 5.71 UHD (3840×1920)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps

The PH-1 is ready to pre-order in the us for $699, or $749 with a bundled 360-degree camera.

Surface Book

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Microsoft have their first laptop – the Surface Book.

Microsoft’s Surface Book is a 13.5 inch high performance laptop that rivals the MacBook Pro. It comes with either a 6th gen i5 or i7 and the option of dedicated Nvidia GeForce graphics. It also comes with either 8GB or 16 GB Ram and various storage capacity’s up to 1TB (128GB 256GB 512GB and 1TB).

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The display is detachable to become much like a Surface tablet and can be docked the other way to be flipped a bit Like the Lenovo. The battery on the Surface book can last upto 12.5 hours.

Undocked, the surface Book becomes verly light. The bottom half of the laptop houses the GPU for that extra graphical performance boost for video edditing.

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Intel announces Sixth Generation Core processors

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Intel’s new i7 and i5 CPU’s are aimed for gamers and overclocking.

The Core i7-6700K processor is a Quad-Core 4.0GHz beast that can be turbo boosted to 4.2GHz. With overclocking it can reach 5GHz. It has a large 8MB of L3 cache. The new i5-6600K is a Quad-Core 3.5GHz with 6MB of cache with a turbo boost to 3.9GHz. Both are part of Intel’s K (unlocked range), with many more Sixth Gen possessors on the horizon.

The pair of new Sixth Gen processors come with the new LGA1151 socket – meaning a new motherboard may be required. There is also the new Z170 chipset. DDR4 RAM is used. DDR4 is much faster than DDR3, but it does come at a much higher price.