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Intel’s Next Wave of Laptops | Showcase

December 4, 2019

– Hey guys, this is Austin. This is one of
the biggest laptop upgrades in years, let me explain. Intel, who are sponsoring this
video have been working on something big, the Project
Athena innovation program, now this is a codename that’s
essentially like a spiritual successor to the original
Ultrabook concept. And then if you see the
engineered for mobile performance visual identifier when
you’re shopping for a laptop, It means you’re getting
a few guaranteed things. The laptop they sent over is this. The Dell XPS 13 2in1, which
I switched over to as my daily driver. It’s good. It’s very, very good. Now there are a few things
that jump out to me about this, but probably the number
one thing are the graphics. They are so, so much better,
now typically speaking the integrated graphics
on Intel processors were fine, they were usable but
they were not particularly impressive and certainly
really not up for any kind of remotely hardcore gaming. Now this is certainly still
not a gaming computer, what you’re getting here
is a lot more performance Intel claims about twice as
much compared to last generation and I tend to agree, it is a
huge difference, and honestly it changes a lot of the
ways that I use this laptop. Now previously to get
more graphics horsepower you’ve had to go to a
bigger thicker laptop with a dedicated GPU. Now that’s certainly
not a bad thing, right? I mean you’re certainly going
to get a lot more power, but because of that you have to sacrifice a lot of thickness, you have
to sacrifice a lot of weight. You have to sacrifice
money to pay for generally a more expensive design. However, this is a nice
sweet spot and that you don’t really have any
of those trade offs but you still get much, much
better performance than before. So this is one of the
10th generation processors that does have the Iris Plus graphics, which is denoted when you look at the product name as a
1065G7, of course this being a Core i7. Now there are other 10th Gen processors and some of them do have
their own advantages, but to make sure that you
get the Iris Plus graphics that is what you want to look for. Now we take a quick detour into nerd town backing all of this up
is some very fast RAM. So this guy is rocking LPDDR4 at a full 3733 megahertz, now that’s fast for any system but especially considering that we have that faster CPU and GPU to sort of feed, it actually does make a big difference. And that’s sort of one of my
big takeaways with not only jumping up to 10th Gen. But jumping up to this XPS
13, there are a lot of small and some fairly large upgrades but when you take a look at all of them together. It does mean this system
is a full generational leap over what we’ve seen in the past. Which is something that well, but frankly we haven’t really seen in a while, the laptop space has improved
we’ve seen a little bit here a little bit there. But pretty much everything is
new here, and because of that we’re seeing major performance
gains across the spectrum which is awesome to see, it
really is a great upgrade. Another area that I’m really excited about is on the CPU side. So for the first time in years we have a brand new CPU core
design codenamed “Sunny Cove”, and the big difference here is
that we’re getting a full 18% IPC uplift, which means that if both chips are running at the exact same speed
Skylake versus Sunny Cove, you’re getting an
additional 18% performance, and generally speaking, that’s
definitely enough to notice. The only thing I was
slightly worried about is that the clock speeds
have actually come down a little bit this generation,
however, realistically especially with the XPS 13
it’s actually not a big deal, the clocks are very similar
to what I’m getting on a lot of 8th generation devices, and
yet with that additional IPC, it means that I am seeing a
noticeable bump in performance. Now more than ever though, the
performance of these 10th Gen chips is dictated by the computer and the tuning and the
chassis that’s around them. If you give them enough power, if you give them enough cooling you’re actually going to
see a ton of performance. But just because you see
10th Gen on the box does not necessarily mean that you’re going to get excellent performance. And with that brings me to my next point, the Project Athena innovation program. Not all laptops are created equal, which I guess should be
pretty self explanatory but let me explain. Number one would probably be battery life, now you’ve probably seen claims
like 12 hours or 18 hours of battery life, what companies
usually don’t tell you. Is it that 12 or 18 hour number
is typically under a very, shall we say, unlikely circumstances like sitting in airplane
mode, looping a video with screen brightness low like
it’s just not a realistic test. The idea here is that you’re
getting a laptop with 9 hours of realistic battery life. When you see this engineered
for mobile performance identifier, the testing that
Intel and their OEM partners are doing here includes things
like, oh I don’t know, keeping your WiFi on,
having multiple programs open decent screen brightness. You know, the way that a
normal person would use their laptop, as far as what this XPS 13, I can say that sounds about
right, I’ve generally gotten 8 to 10 hours of battery
life with fairly light use obviously if you’re doing gaming,
your 3D rendering it’s going to be less. But it’s certainly not going
to be one of those like 16 hours of battery life that’s
like, 6 when you actually start using it, so they’ve
done a lot of optimization work to make sure that even when
you have this thing unplugged you’re not losing a lot of
performance and that’s actually really nice because anytime I
do a test or a benchmark of a laptop. I always have to make
sure that it is plugged in, because a lot of times
when you unplug the laptop, while you might technically
have a lot of power, a lot of times it actually
throttles way down to try to conserve on battery, but the flip side is that
you have a portable laptop, that doesn’t perform well when
it’s being used as a portable laptop. There’s a lot to
like with the XPS 13 as well. One of the big selling points
here is that you get super quick wake time and
responsiveness with these laptops, I love this display, it’s
a taller 16:10 aspect ratio which I appreciate for the
extra screen real estate, even though this is the
base screen, honestly, actually it’s the one I
prefer, it’s still touchscreen, you can still do the
whole tilty flippy thing, but importantly, you’re still
getting the better battery life, and realistically
a 1920×1200 display on a 13.5 inch
laptop is a-okay for me. It also helps to the
keyboard is excellent, you’re getting that great
feeling carbon fiber and aluminum build and well yes, it would be nice to have had a USB-A port, the fact that I have two
Thunderbolt 3’s means that this dropped right into
my desk with my 5K display my Thunderbolt dock is
a really solid setup. Now the only thing I can
really sort of knock it for are really minor things, so the
fingerprint sensor isn’t quite as accurate as I’d like. But beyond that, I’m
getting the performance, I’m getting the battery life, I’m getting the build quality. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The XPS 13 is my new daily driver. Anyway, thank you very much
for watching this episode, all about the brand new
Intel 10th Gen laptops and of course the project
Athena innovation program There are definitely other
thin and light laptops which are also powerful like
what Intel and Dell worked together on with the XPS 13, and they will be starting to roll out over the next few months, so
definitely be sure to check out the link in the description for more info, especially if you’re
in need of that sweet, sweet laptop upgrade.

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  • Reply Will Bricriu December 4, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Austin's hot. Rowrrrrrrrrr.

  • Reply Goku17yen December 4, 2019 at 12:44 am

    "This video is sponsored by Intel"

    Has Stadia flashbacks

    Aight imma head out

  • Reply Amirul Alif December 4, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Hey Austin! This is guys

  • Reply Sagar Sethi December 4, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Man I really love this technology of 2019 becayse tech is powerful and really stronger than last generations.

  • Reply jullikjulli December 4, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Heyy you think i can one of those

  • Reply Marc Eric Lane December 4, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Sponsored video? Ok bye

  • Reply David Lewis December 4, 2019 at 12:55 am

    So, let's see you upgrade the memory and storage. Did you even mention it? Was that an oversight?

  • Reply Tacos4L1fe December 4, 2019 at 12:55 am

    ThErE iS oNlY oNe ReAsOn he didn't mention the actual clock speed of the chip ITSELF…. (cough cough) AMD

  • Reply Joey Hillers December 4, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I'll stick with my typewriter thank you.

  • Reply Tobias Wikström December 4, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Does it play stadia?

  • Reply GunsAndClips December 4, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Hey Austin, this is sponsor

  • Reply Joey Faraci December 4, 2019 at 1:02 am


  • Reply referral madness December 4, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Aren't these dell xps laptops the same as the lenovo yoga laptops just with a different brand name ? They have similar specs & can both bend backwards on the hinge into tablet mode. The 15 inch variants also came with a gtx1050 which is good for gaming especially for a laptop that isn't specifically a gaming laptop. This upgrade will be good.

  • Reply LazyTV December 4, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Soldered/onboard storage…so you better be sure to backup your data if it won't start up…

  • Reply Sumit Pall December 4, 2019 at 1:10 am

    make more Nintendo switch videos

  • Reply KhanFergi December 4, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Austin who likes intel fights with Evans who loves AMD

  • Reply K December 4, 2019 at 1:18 am

    ayeeee nice stairwell walk there @ 2:32 = 2x the performance 😉

  • Reply Deon Spates December 4, 2019 at 1:19 am

    AMD is the future Austin… NOT Intel…

  • Reply Jesse Shannon December 4, 2019 at 1:21 am

    why is he yelling

  • Reply Jack B December 4, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Intel sponsored so many YouTubers, real videos on this show 10th gen is better, but by no means revolutionary. Battery life and efficiency is the main difference but it's mainly negligible.

  • Reply conor mika December 4, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Stop selling out

  • Reply James Herman December 4, 2019 at 1:36 am

    While Austin is here kissing intel's ass, the rest of the community is TeamRed.

  • Reply Arkulous December 4, 2019 at 1:36 am

    this video was sponsored by intel
    Instantly an amazing product.

  • Reply Firulays December 4, 2019 at 1:38 am

    intel just wants money

  • Reply Alexander Zurek December 4, 2019 at 1:51 am

    How well can I have Minecraft shaders

  • Reply adalaza December 4, 2019 at 1:57 am

    I should know by now to never go to this channel for reviews without strings. Shame on me

  • Reply James Russo December 4, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Austin, you have nearly 4m subs. STOP doing this shit.

  • Reply pink Fungi December 4, 2019 at 2:11 am

    hey guys shintel here

  • Reply Chris W. December 4, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Sounds good for now. I gave up on laptops 2 years ago. It's easier to leave the desktop on a desk and use my Note or iPad for everything else. It's faster, more portable and easy to use.

  • Reply Marc BM December 4, 2019 at 2:16 am

    "This hey Austin is guys"

  • Reply Chris Bittner December 4, 2019 at 2:22 am

    < 3500U+vega8

  • Reply Gaming For Living December 4, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Me: Intel laptop,I'm outta here 😗

  • Reply A Physics Professor December 4, 2019 at 2:26 am


  • Reply Yuvraj Dwivedi December 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Why are you guys giving Austin shit. Honestly, he's being sponsored, he's trying to make a livelihood, and anyways he isn't going to criticize the shit out of a company that sponsored him in the same video. What do you guys expect?

  • Reply Nate Randall December 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Prior to this, I can't recall the last positive Intel video I watched.
    I guess at least they're making some moves in laptops. My daily laptop is still sporting Ryzen though (Huawei Matebook) and I don't see any of this making me change that up next time I upgrade.

  • Reply magotalica December 4, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Dont know why there is a lot butthurt people in the comment section, I always watch tech review videos with a grain of salt and compare other review. Don't trust one source

  • Reply charles moore December 4, 2019 at 2:37 am

    So I am watching a 6 minute Intel commercial? No thanks!

  • Reply Ad 1772 December 4, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Lmao first Google now intel,he really likes being sponsored by big companies and prasing their shit products

  • Reply Electricnick December 4, 2019 at 2:45 am

    My Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531-C4A5) gets between 8 and 16 hours of battery life depending on brightness. I'm glad more laptops are starting to push that same battery life while performing far better. Intel may be going to shit in the desktop market but I'm glad they're still doing really well in the laptop market

  • Reply Bradley Koonce December 4, 2019 at 2:49 am

    I like my bois THICC

  • Reply Bradley Koonce December 4, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Yo just imagine what laptops would look like with those solid state batteries

  • Reply MurderMedia December 4, 2019 at 3:02 am

    intel will come back

  • Reply Veature_iTech Guy December 4, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Vega graphics would prob beat iris plus.

  • Reply Devin Coyne December 4, 2019 at 3:06 am

    fuck off intel shill

  • Reply Gamingnerd2000 z December 4, 2019 at 3:11 am


  • Reply C0nTrol December 4, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Dont trust a sponsored video…

  • Reply KEYPiggy December 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    How do people dislike a video like this all he is doing is showing new laptops

  • Reply emerg_1 December 4, 2019 at 3:30 am

    why people fall for this sponsored bullshit

  • Reply emerg_1 December 4, 2019 at 3:34 am

    the clocks speeds are slower than past gen but somehow this is a leap??? what a joke

  • Reply Kozmikōcēlōtl December 4, 2019 at 3:43 am


  • Reply JR Samuel December 4, 2019 at 3:47 am

    My parents: what did you get?
    Me: thin bezels
    Parents: what did it cost?
    Me: thin wallet

  • Reply Salman Awan December 4, 2019 at 3:54 am

    First Stadia now this? Sellout.

  • Reply DeePlays Games December 4, 2019 at 3:59 am

    What game was he playing?

  • Reply Max Ramos December 4, 2019 at 4:00 am

    AMD is LEAGUES ahead Boi, get off that high horse

  • Reply qtsssim December 4, 2019 at 4:14 am

    "Engineered for Mobile Performance" but no mention of LTE?

  • Reply RAZED December 4, 2019 at 4:15 am

    “Hey Austin this is guys”

  • Reply Marty Mcfly December 4, 2019 at 4:22 am

    When is hey guys this is Austin’s wave of thumbnails that look so stupid I have to watch the fucking video because I can’t help it?

  • Reply Sean Allen December 4, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Austin. STOP doing sponsored content for a little bit. Please stop shilling and be a normal techtuber for a little bit. You can get sponsored content after a bit but we need to see good Austin again

  • Reply Ben Peterson December 4, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I only care about Intel's mobile chips because I want to see this in a MacBook. These chips, combined with the rumors of the Magic Keyboard on a 13-inch (or 14-inch!) MacBook Pro would be absolutely amazing. The graphics on the 13-inch models have lagged behind for years (thanks Shintel), and I can't wait until these new chips make their way into Apple's lineup.

  • Reply Alan Brownjohn December 4, 2019 at 4:26 am

    🙁 another ad sponsored by intel.
    No one in their right mind would say this about the 10th gen.

  • Reply Bob dabiuld December 4, 2019 at 4:29 am

    This man likes intel and Stadia… just sayin’

    Or rather they give him money

  • Reply Ryan Slater December 4, 2019 at 4:37 am

    I love how AMD isn't even mentioned

  • Reply Kepano 808HI December 4, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Schilling for Intel now?Last week was sponsored by Google, to which this schill said stadia was awesome..which everyone knows is a paid lie. Time to unsub from biased paid reviews.

  • Reply Juraj Benak December 4, 2019 at 4:42 am

    “It’s great…”
    “Generational leap…”
    “It’s faster…”
    “Great GPU…”

    Me: Thanks for all the benchmarks and comparisons that Intel paid you not to include

  • Reply Lucas Z December 4, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Wait a second… Austin's last video was him basically calling out intel, and now he's sponsored by them? Maybe this was done before that, but I'm confused

  • Reply Amirul Sabri December 4, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Hey guys, this is Intel

  • Reply Deldarel December 4, 2019 at 4:51 am

    A, great, a well rounded thin laptop with its priorities straight. This is basically the niche Intel has left a ter AMD's aggressive market takeover and it's good to see them use it to their fullest.
    Intel is a super interesting company, but only when they're not top dog so it's good to see them lose territory.

  • Reply Mohammed darwish December 4, 2019 at 5:04 am

    You can't possibly give unbiased review when they sponsor you, so sorry I cant believe your words

  • Reply Ekin Vurarak December 4, 2019 at 5:10 am

    This video is sponsored by intel.

  • Reply Johnathon A December 4, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Too many sponsored videos that are borderline commercials. Unsubscribed.

  • Reply Gandalf de Grey December 4, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Guys, there's nothing wrong with saying good stuff about Intel, he's just not putting it up against AMD here. With all the other youtubers trashing Intel, it's good to see some other point of views

  • Reply samtherat6 December 4, 2019 at 5:23 am

    So based on my experience with the sponsored Stadia video, these laptops are absolute shit?

  • Reply Tinashe Keith Madzimbamuto December 4, 2019 at 5:27 am

    "the improved graphics change a lot of the ways that I use this laptop" why not just say "I game more" 😂😂

  • Reply Samuel Maharjan December 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    What is that desk that had the monitor and laptop?

  • Reply Olson De Asis December 4, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Gonna get the next gen of this.

  • Reply RiU_XD December 4, 2019 at 5:39 am

    What stops me from buying this laptop, is that it's running windows.

  • Reply Avarosa December 4, 2019 at 5:51 am


  • Reply Muhammad Hafiz Bin Mohd Nasarudin December 4, 2019 at 5:54 am


  • Reply Bryan Velazquez December 4, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Hey Austin can you do a video on how to build a gaming pc for beginners such as me

  • Reply scotty thompson December 4, 2019 at 5:56 am

    cool video tech talk austin

  • Reply Farmarin videot December 4, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Imagine this with Core i9

  • Reply RanSL December 4, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I've been using Intel for 8 years, but now it's more like meh.

  • Reply Shane Neave December 4, 2019 at 6:11 am

    I don't mind paid videos, as they have to make money, as long as not too often for an entire video. Oh, before I forget, I have designed my own phone cases, I spent 175 years, 28 hours a day, eight days a week designing them. If you'd like one they are $45, just uhh…don't check Ali Baba, they are handmade by me, I promise!

  • Reply daniel deri December 4, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Great, another sponsored showcase video, literally the longest unskippable ad in youtube

  • Reply Abhay Roxx December 4, 2019 at 6:26 am

    what game is that

  • Reply dika2saja December 4, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Intel gettin Beaten every where…
    Mobile CPU is the only their last hope.

  • Reply WaschBaer December 4, 2019 at 6:37 am

    so much better ?? no … the iris plus graphics is still less performant than the previously used vega m gl in the same device .. better than last intel gpu yea .. maybe but in this case its worse

  • Reply Voiced Ferret December 4, 2019 at 6:38 am

    another fukin sponsor video.. unsub.

  • Reply Kasen Ratliff December 4, 2019 at 6:43 am

    austin: Here is my new daily driver! It costs over $1000!!!!!
    me: Finally, after saving for a year, I can afford that $350 ryzen computer!! then doesn't buy a new one for 8 years

  • Reply Jelmer Vroomans December 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Lol this is one big add

  • Reply xfun hubx December 4, 2019 at 6:48 am

    This man lost his credibility on apaid Google stadia video. Expect any thing from him.

  • Reply FBI December 4, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Want a ultrabook from ryzen with 4th gen cpu technically zen 2 ,with good integrated vega graphics and 10 hr battery at low cost around 700$

  • Reply iMaajid December 4, 2019 at 7:13 am

    This man has no credibility. Unfit for purpose.

  • Reply Jessica Bruno December 4, 2019 at 7:24 am

    1:05 “previously to get more graphics horsepower you had to go to A bigger, thicker laptop with a dedicated GPU”.

    Bullshit. You are turning i to such a paid shill and it’s extremely disappointing to watch.

  • Reply Equinox’ December 4, 2019 at 7:28 am

    who else watches his videos of laptops and have a watch it on a pretty trash laptop compared to the ones he talks about

  • Reply invento 123 December 4, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Intel Big Gay

  • Reply Nabil Helou December 4, 2019 at 8:00 am

    a laptop with not a single USB type A ? sorry thanks just makes no sense .

  • Reply Mystic dumbass December 4, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Intel bad
    AMD good

  • Reply clydefrosch December 4, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Everyone: Intel can't compete with AMD currently.
    Austin: actually, it's pretty usable.

  • Reply Kyle Kilgore December 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

    But can it play halo reach

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