Upgrading the RAM in your laptop

1 November 2017

RAM is short for Random Access Memory and it is the place where data from running programs and open files resides. Unlike hard drives or SSDs, which are persistent storage devices, the data in RAM is lost after power is shut off. However, RAM offers much higher transfer and access speeds than other types of memory and a sufficient amount of RAM is essential to a modern computer.

Intel Coffee Lake

11 October 2017

The semiconductor industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It creates technological innovation that is unmatched and we as consumers kind of enjoy it. We may still shake our heads when a new device comes out with higher performance and an even higher price tag than the previous one, but in the end, we still buy it, because we love the feeling of a more powerful tool in our hands than the previous one.

External Thunderbolt Graphics Card Enclosures – Turn on “Beast Mode"

26 September 2017

Thunderbolt 3 has brought a myriad of new connectivity options to the computing world. Using USB Type C as a connector, Thunderbolt 3 offers 40 Gbit/s of low latency bandwidth between external devices and your laptop. Additionally, it can transport up to 100W of power, so you only need a single cable for most applications. Thunderbolt 3 docking stations, for example, allow you to connect multiple high-resolution displays, fast external storage, a network link, and a power supply over one...

Upgrade Possibilities of Neptun Laptops

Laptops get old. We all know this. The hard drive seems ever slower and smaller, the new program you bought needs more RAM than your computer has built in or maybe you want a WWAN interface to be able to work on the road. Luckily, in many laptops some components can be upgraded without the aid of a professional. In this text we will introduce a couple of examples of what can be upgraded on which laptop.

One for all and all for one – USB Type-C explained

23 March 2017

USB Type-C, or simply USB-C, is the latest iteration of the ubiquitous USB standard. First introduced in 2014, it’s set to replace not just all previous USB ports, but almost any other port including video, power, sound, and proprietary docking ports. In cellphones it has already largely replaced Micro-USB and most new computers and laptops have at least one USB-C port. Apple is leading the pack in this regard, having replaced all ports except the headphone jack with USB-C in...

Kaby Lake – Intel’s latest CPU generation

8 February 2017

Since the last Neptun Wave Intel has been hard at work to bestow some new CPU goodness upon us in the form of their 7th generation CPU series named Kaby Lake. Kaby Lake is the successor to Skylake and it’s the first product following Intel’s new ‘process-architecture-optimization’ model. So instead of using a new production process every second generation, Kaby Lake represents the first CPU series of the ‘optimization’ stage, using the same 14nm transistors as its two predecessors Broadwell...