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  2. I don't understand why people still even care these days when there is so many better free and open source paint programs on the market. Like the one I use is called "Krita", an it even makes paint.net useless.
  3. Still waiting on the Palit KalmX 1650 Ti
  4. At first glance, this all sounds great, but in reality, the numbers do not match... 1) CPU - The performance difference between the U and the HQ CPUs is less than 10%, and in single thread operation it is around 2-4%. Now consider that the power and thermal requirements on the HQ's that have the 10% performance advantage, they are 45w chips and the U is a 15w chip. This is massive in a portable device, especially considering the Surface tablets are able to do this now with passive cooling on the i5s. There is NO reason to use the HQ CPUs right now. 2) Dropping the GPU to a much slower specification to match the CPU is insane. When in tablet mode, the Surface Book 2 uses the Intel GPU, which is in the same class as a MX250, and more capable technically. 3) 1920x1280? I have only seen 1920x1200 screens. I can almost agree with this. Microsoft specifically went with 1800x1200 to give the device a 1.5 screen ratio. 4) USB-C - this I agree with, except 'Thunderbolt'. It is worthless on devices like this. Even now with 'tricks like dual Thunderbolt' the best external GPU options are maxed out in the Geforce 1060 and RX 580 range, due to the huge increase of CPU/GPU communication in modern games and the bandwidth limitations of Thunderbolt. Outside of the 'GPU Con' - with networking and file storage, the need to have a faster connection than USB 3 is just not common, especially in the consumer segment. 5) Agree on the Studio - although the performance of Studio is well done making it a fast and smooth device for creation. When it comes to actual rendering work, is where it hits a wall, although it is becoming more common for designers to have render servers or render services. Microsoft has said they agree the Surface Studio should not be tied to the configuration they sell, and it is expected that the new models will be modular and also ship as a screen/digitizer configuration to work with existing desktops. Where do you see the HQ chips are only 10% faster than ULV chips, or the Intel uhd 620 better than the mx250? most benchmarks online (notebookcheck, CPU/GPU world/monkey, etc) will stress the much superior workload sustaining capability of the HQ over U or mx250 over UHD 620. The Surface 3 (non pro) had the 1920x1280 screen, and it was a amazing device all round, save for the horrific atom and eMMC. MS should try to make the Surface Go more like phone tablet(iPad) instead of a PC tablet with better cameras (maybe revive pureview) a Snapdragon 1000/855, GPS/LTE, etc.
  5. Copernic

    WinSnap 5.1.0

    WinSnap 5.1.0 by Razvan Serea WinSnap is a fast user-friendly utility for taking and editing screenshots. It easily captures windows of non-rectangular form with transparent backgrounds including Aero Glass and instantly enhances screenshots with professional-looking shadows, reflections, highlights, outlines, watermarks and color effects. Built-in image editor provides basic capabilities to annotate screenshots and make them talk. WinSnap runs on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It handles Aero Glass and shadows on all supported OS. Native 64-bit version is included in the setup package. WinSnap key features: Flexible screen capture capabilities Smoothing shadow effect in Photoshop style Powerful image processing and basic canvas transformations Support of various image formats and advanced auto-save options Easy Web publishing and E-Mail sending Multilingual user interface (Unicode based) Easy makes screenshots of windows with rounded corners WinSnap saves info about window form and adds real smoothing shadows. Alpha-Channel and PNG/TIFF transparency are supported. Unique "Application" capture mode allows you to capture all visible windows of the foreground application with one click. Unique "Multi-Object" capture mode allows you to select multiple windows on the screen and easy combine them into one screenshot. Basic coloring effects and canvas transformations. Advanced auto-save and auto-copy options. Configurable External Tools menu to open image editors and optimizers. Usual keyboard and mouse control (Print Screen replacement). WinSnap 5.0.x new features: New user interface: light, dark and system themes Advanced resize feature: to width/height and to percentage Outline color and larger shadows for shapes and text Pixelate tool to hide sensitive information on screenshots Larger icons and buttons for high-DPI screens Number keys are used for tool selection now Added watermark position menu Many other improvements and bug fixes WinSnap 5.1.0 changelog: Added dropdown menu to set up delay before capture Auto-Save and Auto-Copy buttons were slightly changed Added new Flat theme (visible only in English version now) Rearranged View menu(visible only in English version now) Several changes to language files (see _Translation.txt) Fixed text alignment on the capture mode button Some other minor improvements and bug fixes Download: WinSnap 5.1.0 | 3.5 MB (Shareware) View: WinSnap Website Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
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  7. Hmm? Looks like a decent and affordable card. Might have to check it out. Not a gamer so don't need radical graphics.
  8. Everyone's been expecting Android and Chrome OS merger, which isn't happening. Google only recently decided to implement proper windowed multitasking into the OS. And pure Android still seems Neanderthal compared to Samsung Experience. It would have been huge if Google had the Dex/Continuum functionality + Linux container ala Chrome OS baked into Android.
  9. Hmm... for my desktop this driver is available. For my notebook running 750M it isn't. It's the first time this happened that my desktop (750Ti) and notebook are not running the same drivers. EDIT: notebook drivers are only from 800-series and up...
  10. Samsung is the only one actually leading the innovation and maturity on Android, with rest of the OEMs playing copycat, until finally after a decade Google deciding the feature should be included half-baked into the OS. Samsung/Android should just fork off from Google/Android.
  11. How portable is that high end PC? Jeez, way to compare apples and oranges... There is nothing portable about Surface Book 2, very heavy and clunky device to use, like I would carry that thing on Airport. If you want to talk about portability that would be iPad or similar device and Smart Phone. Nothing appealing about entire Surface product line. Start lifting weights. When laptops stop becoming portable, look in the mirror as to why. As I said it is clunky and not portable. Smart Phones and Tablets are only portable devices, everything else is not. There are two devices me and most people need...high end desktop and smart phone. Everything in between is either useless, or waste of money. You need a reality check... Most consumers don't even have a need for high end desktops. It's prosumers/enthusiasts (ex: gaming), or professionals (video/audio/photo editing, CAD, etc.) that do. The average person just needs a web browser, file explorer, office software, and some other basic non-demanding apps. Everyone has different needs, but the "in-between" devices as you call it are just fine for most people. Yeah, and all they need is smart phone. For office suites? Are you hearing yourself?🤔
  12. Nvidia announces the GeForce GTX 1650 with Turing architecture for $149 by Rich Woods Alongside of Intel's announcement of ninth-generation Core CPUs, Nvidia today announced the GeForce GTX 1650. Built on the Turing architecture, it's meant to lower the barrier of entry, as you can buy one for just $149. Nvidia says that it will get 10 times the power of integrated graphics, twice as much as a GTX 950, and 1.7 times as much as the GTX 1050. It includes the shader improvements that are found in Turing, including "support for concurrent floating point and integer operations, a unified cache architecture with larger L1 cache, and adaptive shading." Unfortunately, there's no support for DLSS or real-time ray tracing. The GTX 1650 runs on under 75W of power, and it also doesn't need an an external power connector. Nvidia says that this means that people on older GPUs will have an easier time upgrading then ever. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 is available starting today. Boards are being made by "the world's leading add-in card providers", such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. While it starts at $149, pricing will vary by region.
  13. How portable is that high end PC? Jeez, way to compare apples and oranges... There is nothing portable about Surface Book 2, very heavy and clunky device to use, like I would carry that thing on Airport. If you want to talk about portability that would be iPad or similar device and Smart Phone. Nothing appealing about entire Surface product line. Start lifting weights. When laptops stop becoming portable, look in the mirror as to why. As I said it is clunky and not portable. Smart Phones and Tablets are only portable devices, everything else is not. There are two devices me and most people need...high end desktop and smart phone. Everything in between is either useless, or waste of money. You need a reality check... Most consumers don't even have a need for high end desktops. It's prosumers/enthusiasts (ex: gaming), or professionals (video/audio/photo editing, CAD, etc.) that do. The average person just needs a web browser, file explorer, office software, and some other basic non-demanding apps. Everyone has different needs, but the "in-between" devices as you call it are just fine for most people. Yeah, and all they need is smart phone.
  14. officially4h

    OnePlus 7 series launch event scheduled for May 14

    Nice article. Thanks for sharing such information.
  15. Acer refreshes its Predator Helios 300, Nitro 7, Nitro 5, and Aspire 7 laptops with GTX 16xx by Rich Woods Nitro 7 A couple of weeks ago, Acer held its next@acer event, unveiling a wide range of new PCs. You may have noticed that the specs for the new gaming laptops include Intel's ninth-generation processors, which weren't announced yet. Intel made the new chips official today, and Nvidia announced the GeForce GTX 1650. Acer announced today that the Predator Helios 300, Nitro 7, Nitro 5, and Aspire 7 will all max out at an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU. The former three of those will offer an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, although the Predator Helios 300 will still have RTX options, up to an RTX 2070 with Max-Q. The Aspire 7, being that it's not a gaming PC, will max out at a GTX 1650. “Acer is excited to be among the first-to-market with the GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Product Business, Acer Inc. “Gamers, prosumers, and content creators will be able to take advantage of the breakthrough graphics performance the next-gen GeForce GPUs bring.” All of these PCs were announced at the Brooklyn event a couple of weeks ago, so there's not much else to say. Acer says that pricing and availability will vary by region.
  16. Are the recent vulnerabilities fixed at hardware level?
  17. rassalas

    Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now

    I use paint almost daily in my job. We are still in windows 7. I use to paste screenshots to add it to the help desk ticketing system. You DO know that the Snipping Tool will let you take screenshots and also save it as JPEG or PNG, and therefore you don't need to use Paint to do it (badly)? Maybe he doesn't want to send out that screenshot with his bank login information in the tab. Paint is a simple pixel editing tool that is very useful to those who spent a few minutes learning it. it doesn't take minutes to load, and it doesn't have a lot of stuff you may not need when you want to simply crop, or edit a few pixels.
  18. How portable is that high end PC? Jeez, way to compare apples and oranges... There is nothing portable about Surface Book 2, very heavy and clunky device to use, like I would carry that thing on Airport. If you want to talk about portability that would be iPad or similar device and Smart Phone. Nothing appealing about entire Surface product line. Start lifting weights. When laptops stop becoming portable, look in the mirror as to why. As I said it is clunky and not portable. Smart Phones and Tablets are only portable devices, everything else is not. There are two devices me and most people need...high end desktop and smart phone. Everything in between is either useless, or waste of money. You need a reality check... Most consumers don't even have a need for high end desktops. It's prosumers/enthusiasts (ex: gaming), or professionals (video/audio/photo editing, CAD, etc.) that do. The average person just needs a web browser, file explorer, office software, and some other basic non-demanding apps. Everyone has different needs, but the "in-between" devices as you call it are just fine for most people.
  19. But for every 1 of you there are 50,000 people who have no problems with the newer drivers.
  20. rassalas

    Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now

    The article is about Windows Paint. Please stay on topic.
  21. Mobius Enigma

    Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now

    If you don't use it, why do you care? Why would you want to have FEATURES removed for people that DO USE IT? You might be shocked, but the world isn't designed for you personally.
  22. OnePlus 7 series launch event scheduled for May 14 by Jay Bonggolto OnePlus CEO Pete Lau teased over the weekend the announcement for the launch date of the company's next flagship smartphone. As promised, OnePlus announced today that the OnePlus 7 series will debut on May 14. The launch event will take place in multiple locations including London (4 PM BST), New York (11 AM EDT), and Bengaluru in India (8:15 PM IST). On May 16, a follow-up launch event will also happen in Beijing, China at 2 PM CST. OnePlus didn't provide further details beyond the dates and times of launch, but a previous report may give us a hint at what to expect from the OnePlus 7 series. The teaser video, for example, uses the tagline "Go Beyond Speed," which seems to corroborate Lau's previous teaser for a "fast and smooth" experience and seems to be related to the rumored inclusion of a 90Hz display in the OnePlus 7 Pro, though the company hasn't given out much in the way of specs. The display of the Pro variant is also expected to receive an upgrade to Quad HD from the previous Full HD+ resolution of its predecessor. Lau also previously confirmed that the upcoming device will introduce support for 5G and will come in two models: a standard version and the Pro variant mentioned above.
  23. Mobius Enigma

    Microsoft won't be removing Paint from Windows 10 for now

    Wow, that saves almost 60MB of hard drive space. Can you image that someday we will have 1GB storage devices? Is this still 1995? /s FFS
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