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Honor offers special Halloween deals for its devices

Freebies, coupons, and more are up for grabs

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The Halloween season may not be exactly the time for gadget deals, but Honor is changing that. From October 20 to 31, European buyers can get massive discounts and vouchers on purchases of select Honor devices.

It is worth noting that Honor’s deals vary between European countries.  Participating countries include the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Depending on the country, buyers may get up to 60% off or snag a handy 200 EUR coupon upon purchase.

 United Kingdom

  • MagicBook 14 / MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — free Honor Router 3 and 70 GBP coupon
  • Watch GS Pro, Watch ES — free Honor Bluetooth earbuds

France

  • MagicBook 14 / MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon for the MagicBook 14, 50 EUR coupon for the MagicBook 15
  • Watch GS Pro — 30 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — free Honor Mini speaker

Germany

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: A100EUROVOUCHER)
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: A50EUROVOUCHER)
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — 10 EUR coupon

Italy

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Bluetooth Mouse
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Bluetooth Mouse
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — 10 EUR coupon

Spain

  • MagicBook 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 100 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3 (promo code: AMB147NM100)
  • MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; 8GB / 512GB SSD) — 50 EUR coupon and free Honor Router 3
  • Watch GS Pro — 50 EUR discount
  • Watch ES — free Honor Sport Bluetooth Earphones

More exclusive perks from Honor

Subscribing to Honor’s website also gives buyers the chance to win exclusive prizes and perks depending on the country. Prizes include:

  • Watch ES — UK
  • Watch GS Pro — France
  • 9X Pro — Spain
  • 10 EUR — Germany
  • 110 EUR — Italy

The “100 Hours of Survival” role-playing game is also available to play this October 26. Honor UK will choose the winners on a regular basis, entitling them to a voucher which they can purchase to an Honor Watch GS Pro or a Watch ES.

Winners of Honor TALENTS Global Design Awards will also have their watch faces featured on the Watch ES watch face store. Plus, smartwatch users can also get up to five Halloween-themed watch faces for free.

For more information about Honor Halloween deals, visit their global website or follow them on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter page.

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Microsoft reportedly delays Windows 10X indefinitely

There seems to be a renewed focus on Windows 10 instead

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Remember Windows 10X? The new OS teased by Microsoft last 2019? Well, that OS may never see any release this year or in the near future according to the latest report coming from Petri.

The report claims that Microsoft has delayed Windows 10X indefinitely according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The report, however, mentions no reason for the company doing so. But, there are precedents which led credibility to this report.

Just last year, the company changed its vision for the OS to run on single-screen devices first. Originally, the company geared its new OS to run on dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo — also delayed for the time being.

The delay of Windows 10X may help explain why there are little to no developments about it over the recent months.  Instead, the Redmond company seems to be focusing again on Windows 10. Recently, the desktop OS has received visual overhauls and new features to revitalize the user experience. The upcoming Sun Valley update will bring more changes that shall see some Windows 10X features carried over to the regular Windows 10.

Failed attempts and looking into the future

Microsoft has not yet responded to the report, nor has indicated any developments for Windows 10X. However, this won’t be the first time that the company backtracked on its effort to create an OS that is modern and lighter on system resources.

A past attempt includes the Windows 10S, which is basically Windows 10 but with restrictions on running traditional Win32 apps. Another example is the Windows RT, which targeted devices with ARM processors.

The delay of Windows 10X, however, doesn’t mean that Microsoft is shelving its development efforts. Rather, the company could be realigning its efforts to Windows 10, which is more popular than ever. After all, improving its tried-and-tested desktop OS will help to bolster its market position which is now under siege with the resurgence of Apple’s macOS and explosive growth of Google’s ChromeOS.

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Intel launches 11th-Gen Tiger Lake-H chips, can beat Ryzen 5000

Promises up to 25 percent performance improvement

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Intel released its 11th-Gen Core H-series processors for laptops. Codenamed Tiger Lake-H, it’s an essential launch for the American chipmaker because it can take on AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series.

The company’s portfolio is divided across two segments — 10th-Gen Core H-series (Comet Lake-H) chips for hardcore performance and 11th-Gen Core Tiger Lake chips for on-the-go computing. The new Tiger Lake-H sits in the middle, capturing a wider chunk of the market by creating a balance.

Tiger Lake-H processors leverage Intel’s Willow Cove Core microarchitecture that’s based on a 10nm SuperFin production process. Its unique selling point is a turbo boost up to 5.0Ghz, and a few iterations support manual overclocking controls.

Intel says that the Core i9-11980HK beats AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX by anywhere from 11 to 26 percent. It has eight cores (16 threads) and runs at a 2.6 GHz base clock speed at 45W. It can go up to 3.3 GHz at 65W. Across all other processors, Tiger Lake-H promises a 19 percent higher performance per clock than the previous Comet Lake-H.

The company also claimed improved performance across apps, such as 18 percent better “video creation workflow” in Adobe After Effects. Five chips were announced — three 8-core, 16-thread chips, and a pair of 6-core, 12-thread Core i5s. All these chips use Intel’s UHD graphics.

Intel is also claiming it has the world’s fastest single-threaded mobile processor. However, these are just claims at the moment, and real-life performance will be reviewable only after laptop availability.

Following the usual trend, all major OEMs like Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, HP, Acer, MSI, and more shall soon refresh their product lineup to incorporate the new-gen chips.

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Lenovo unveils new Eyesafe-certified ThinkVision monitors

For those who wish to manage their screen time while working

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For those working from home, you often find yourselves glued to your screens for more than eight hours a day. Whether it’s your work laptop or your phone, you proceed to work on your tasks or scroll through social media through a screen. Of course, if you do it for too long, it has the potential to damage your eyesight in the long run. Now, Lenovo unveiled a new set of displays that might just help you address that.

The company has launched its latest ThinkVision monitors that are now Eyesafe-certified. In essence, both monitors come with technologies designed to ease off the harmful blue light emitted from the display. Furthermore, they received a TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification to ensure maximum eye comfort and protection.

Also, these two monitors — the ThinkVision T24i-2L and ThinkVision T27h-2L — come with color accurate displays and phone holders on the base.

For the ThinkVision T24i-2L, it comes with a 24-inch FHD display with flexible connectivity options for all kinds of devices. Meanwhile, the ThinkVision T27h-AL comes with a 27-inch QHD display for a much larger workspace.

These monitors are now available for the price of PhP 8,850 (ThinkVision T24i-2L) and PhP 15,499 (ThinkVision T27h-2L). You will find these through Lenovo’s authorized partner sellers.

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