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Also Lenovo Thinkpad I'm in the process of updating with the new AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors, thus following in the footsteps of the Legion brand gaming laptops. Specifically, there will be two new models: ThinkPad E14 and ThinkPad E15, which can be equipped with processors until Ryzen 7 7400U. In addition, Lenovo says the ThinkPads of the T, X and L series announced in February will be available "very soon". These laptops are equipped with Ryzen PRO 4000 processors.

The two new laptops are designed, according to Lenovo, for small and medium-sized businesses. Compared to the previous generation improves the screen / body ratio, which now reaches 85%, and for the first time in the E series, fingerprint scanners (integrated in the power button) and an optional infrared camera with eye tracking technology via software developed by Mirametrix debut. The software, which is called Glance, allows you to automatically lock the laptop if the user moves away, and offers some optimizations in multi-monitor use scenarios.

On board there are also Harman speakers with support a Dolby Audio, and dual wide-range microphones for the best possible quality during video conferencing. The keyboard has shortcuts to Microsoft Teams and Skype Business. Finally, there is an optional module for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

The two laptops will be available starting from June 2020; the list prices of the basic configurations will be of $ 639. We currently have no information for Europe or Italy.

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Some users of AirPods Pro some have found over time audio problems that really affect one of the product's strong points, as we explained in our review: let's talk, specifically, about episodes of malfunction related to noise cancellation ambient and crackling sound. And finally Apple has recognized the existence of problem.

The anomalies seem to have occurred since the firmware update (2C54) dating back to last December. Apple then drew up one guide to help users a solve the problem in a few simple steps, before seeking assistance if the suggestions are not effective.

First, from Cupertino they remember always keep the firmware updated of their AirPods Pro, with the latest version that has been released very recently, and which may be able to resolve the issue. Obviously it will be useful to make sure that also the software of the devices associated with the headphones is updated, and that they are reasonably close to them, and without elements that could cause interference or disturbance of the signal. One way to determine the nature of the problem is try listening to the audio with different applications, to understand if the nature of the problem is not attributable to a particular software.

According to the guide provided by Apple (reachable from the link in SOURCE), if the new firmware for the headphones, and the update for the relative applications on your devices is not sufficient, then before resigning yourself to contacting customer support, you can make a final test.

The presence of residual dirt in the area of metal screenin fact, it could lead to a reduction in bass and an increase in the perception of environmental noise: therefore, from time to time, it will be better to clean up the area indicated. If none of these steps prove to be useful for solving the problem, then you will only have to contact Apple support.

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After the excellent consensus that welcomed the Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors launched in March, AMD further expands its offer and today announces the debut of the models Ryzen Pro 4000 Mobile designed forprofessional users and in particular for i ultraportable notebooks.

Based on Zen 2 architecture and 7nm production process, the new Ryzen 4000 Pro aim to offer a marked increase in performance compared to the previous generation with a greater number of cores / threads and more clock speeds, all without sacrificing efficiency energy. Three models announced, Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U and Ryzen 3 Pro 4450U, all with integrated Radeon graphics and 15W TDP:

The new Ryzen Pro 4000 range improves the Pro 3000 series announced in April 2019, while maintaining its distinctive features in terms of safety. The platform supports the cryptography complete for system memory, integrating the Zen 2 architecture with the latest generation security features implemented by Microsoft and partners (see HP and Lenovo) on notebooks aimed at professional users.

As for the computing power, the data provided by AMD say that the top of the range Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U manages to offer an average performance increase of 40% compared to its predecessor Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U. Compared instead to an Intel Core i7-10710U (6c / 12t) instead, the gap drops to about 24% in various applications ranging from productivity (PCMark 10) to multi-threaded performance (Cinebench).

Among the first products to arrive on the market with the new AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 processors there will be the new HP ProBook (435/445/455 G7) and the Lenovo ThinkPad line (T14, X13, L14 / 15), all ultra-thin notebooks with high autonomy and based on Windows 10 Pro platform. No details at the moment have leaked about the prices of the new models that, probably, should debut in the coming weeks.

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Huawei announces the availability on the market of Matebook X Pro 2020 and the version of Matebook 13 equipped with AMD CPU. The first was widely discussed during the presentation that took place last February (the review will arrive in the next few hours). The second was already available with Intel Core processors and now the variant arrives with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. Those who decide to buy them will be able to take advantage until 21 May of direct discounts; in the case of the MateBook 13 you will receive the Band 4 Pro for free.

MATEBOOK X PRO 2020

Matebook X Pro 2020 is characterized by the 13.9 "FullView display with reduced frames which allow to reach a screen-shell ratio of 91%. The unibody body has a thickness of 14.6mm while the weight is 1.33 kg. Configurations are available with 10th generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors match with the video card NVIDIA GeForce MX250. The cooling system allows you to dynamically switch from active to passive mode. In Italy it is available immediately in version with Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and SSD DA 1TB.

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

  • Screen: 13.9, LTPS, 3: 2, 91% screen-to-body ratio, 3000×2000 pixel resolution, 260ppi, touch
  • Processor:
    • 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U, 1.6 GHz 4 cores, Turbo up to 4.2 GHz

    • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U, 1.8 GHz 4 cores, Turbo up to 4.9 GHz

  • Graphics:

    • NVIDIA GeForce MX250

    • Intel UHD

  • Memory:

  • Battery: 56 Wh, up to 13 hours of video playback

  • Ports: 2 USB-C (data transfer and charging support), 1 USB-A 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone

  • Keyboard and touchpad: backlit full size chiclet keyboard, power button with fingerprint reader, touchpad with multi-touch

  • Camera recessed 1MP, camera indicator

  • Audio: 4 speakers

  • Connectivity:

    • WiFI: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Dual Band (2.4 and 5GHz), 2 x 2 MIMO

    • Bluetooth 5.0

    • NFC

  • Dimensions and weight:

    • 304 x 217 x 14.6mm

    • 1.33 kilograms

  • Materials and color: aluminum alloy, Space Gray

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home

MATEBOOK 13 AMD

Matebook 13 2020 AMD it features one 13 "FullView screen with resolution from 2160×1440 pixels; the screen-to-body ratio is 88%. The components based on the aforementioned AMD processor is enclosed in an aluminum alloy body that is 14.9mm thick for a total weight of 1.3 kilograms. The cooling system is the same as the older brother Matebook X Pro 2020: it can therefore count on algorithms that determine when to turn off the fans, passing to passive dissipation. Matebook 13 finally supports the fast charge battery: 15 minutes of charge are sufficient for 2.5 hours of autonomy, in 30 minutes you can charge up to 50% of the battery.

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

  • Screen: 13 ", IPS, 88% screen-to-body ratio, 2160×1440 resolution, 200ppi, 3: 2 ratio, touch option
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Graphics: Radeon Vega 8

  • Memory:

    • 8 / 16GB of DDR4 RAM

    • 256 / 512GB PCi SSD

  • Battery: 41.8 Wh battery

  • Ports: 2 USB-C (the left port also supports charging), 3.5mm headphone jack and microphone

  • Keyboard: chiclet, backlit, full size

  • Camera: 1MP, camera indicator

  • Audio: 2 speakers

  • Connectivity:

    • WiFi: WiFI: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Dual Band (2.4 and 5GHz), 2 x 2 MIMO

    • Bluetooth 5.0

  • Dimensions and weight:

    • 286 x 211 x 14.9mm

    • 1.31 kilograms

  • Materials and color: aluminum alloy, Space Gray

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home

PRICES AND PROMOTIONS UNTIL 21 MAY

MateBook X Pro 2020 it is sold by the main retail chains, including Amazon. It can also be purchased through the Huawei Store and Huawei Experience store. The configuration already available in Italy is the one with processor Intel Core i7 and 1TB SSD. The list price is equal to 1,999 euros, but who will decide to buy the laptop from today (7 May) until 21 May, you will be able to take advantage of a direct discount of 200 euros. On Amazon Italy you can already buy it at the price of 1,799 euros.

Within end of month the variant will arrive with Intel Core i5 and 512GB SSD at the price of 1,699 euros.

Matebook 13 is instead available on Huawei Store: also in this case from today until 21 May you can receive one direct discount. The list price drops by 100 euros and is equal to 699 euros is 799 euros respectively for versions with 256GB and 512GB of storage. In addition, those who buy the laptop through the Huawei store will receive the Band 4 Pro as a gift which has a list price of 79 euros.

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