Longtime Apple users have been through all this before, with the transition from PowerPC to Intel and now for Intel x86 to ARM. All the big platform transition hits are coming back. The transition to ARM from x86 means that some Mac apps will be native and some won't. For apps that support both x86 and ARM, Apple is introducing the "Universal 2" binary that will package both codebases together. For apps that haven't made the transition to ARM yet, the Rosetta emulator is back as "Rosetta 2" and will now let x86 apps run on your ARM Mac, albeit with reduced performance. … [Read more...] about This is Apple’s roadmap for moving the first Macs away from Intel
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The new generation adds 16-bit floating point processor support, which Intel is calling bfloat16. Cutting FP32 models' bit-width in half accelerates processing itself, but more importantly, halves the RAM needed to keep models in memory. Taking advantage of the new data type is also simpler for programmers and codebases using FP32 models than conversion to integer would be. … [Read more...] about Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing
Massey compares the difference to the distinction between dual- and quad-core chips, both of which have lived under the Core i name for years, despite the distinction between them. The difference between m- and i-style chips isn’t always that large either, he adds, as m chips range up to 7W in power, while i chips go as low as 7.5W. “So the handoff from one level to another is very close and not a big leap as some might have perceived a few years ago,” he writes. … [Read more...] about Intel’s new naming trick makes fast and slow processors look the same
The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro has the same complement of ports as the 15-inch model: a new MagSafe 2 connector, two Thunderbolt ports, and one USB 3.0 port on its left side; on its right side it has one USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. This is an improvement over the non-Retina MacBook Pros, where the 13-inch model has fewer ports than the 15-inch version. Ethernet and Firewire ports and an optical drive are predictably absent, though Apple will sell you Thunderbolt dongles for each interface and an external DVD burner for your disc-based needs. … [Read more...] about Apple announces 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with 2560×1600 display
Construction and factory workers: If you want a strong machine for a reasonable price that you can take to the factory floor or a construction site, I recommend Acer's Chromebook 714.Data geeks and math pros: Make your living from number crunching? Then track down an Acer Chromebook 715. You won't be sorry.Power users: If you're a power-user' power-user, then the Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook Enterprise may be worth your money. You might also want to consider the older, but still fast, Google Pixelbook.On-the-go workers: Finally, for those of us who hope to spend a lot of time working from the road rather than from the home, I highly recommend Google's Pixelbook Go. Chromebooks are not just for schools. They're for serious work as well. … [Read more...] about Best Chromebooks for work in 2020: Which high-end laptop is right for your business?