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Lenovo Yoga 13s Series, Lenovo Yoga 14s, Lenovo Yoga 14c Laptops With 11th Gen Intel Processors Launched

Lenovo Yoga 13s series, Lenovo Yoga 14s, and Lenovo Yoga 14c laptops have been launched in China. The Yoga 13s series includes the Lenovo Yoga 13s and the Lenovo Yoga Pro 13s Carbon. The Lenovo Yoga 14s is offered in both Intel and AMD configurations, while the Lenovo Yoga 14c only has Intel. All of…

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Lenovo Yoga 13s series, Lenovo Yoga 14s, and Lenovo Yoga 14c laptops have been launched in China. The Yoga 13s series includes the Lenovo Yoga 13s and the Lenovo Yoga Pro 13s Carbon. The Lenovo Yoga 14s is offered in both Intel and AMD configurations, while the Lenovo Yoga 14c only has Intel. All of these laptops are running Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors and come with impressive specifications. The company is calling these its 2021 lineup of laptops.Lenovo Yoga 13s, Lenovo Yoga Pro 13s Carbon, Lenovo Yoga 14s, Lenovo Yoga 14c: PriceThe Lenovo Yoga 13s price starts at CNY 5,499 (roughly Rs. 60,800) while the Lenovo Yoga Pro 13s Carbon is priced at CNY 6,299 (roughly Rs. 70,000). The Yoga 14s starts at CNY 5,699 (roughly Rs. 63,000) for the Intel configuration and CNY 5,899 (roughly Rs. 65,300) for the AMD Ryzen configuration. Lastly, the Lenovo Yoga 14c starts at CNY 5,999 (roughly Rs. 66,400) for the Core-i5 model and CNY 6,999 (roughly Rs. 77,400) for the Core-i7 model.Pre-orders for all these laptops, except for the Lenovo Yoga 14s Intel version, will start from November 1 and shipping will start from November 11. The Yoga 14s Intel version pre-orders are live and will start shipping from November 1.As of now, there is no information on international availability.Lenovo Yoga 13s series specificationsThe Lenovo Yoga 13s comes with a 13-inch 2.5K display with 16:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Intel 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The Lenovo Yoga Pro 13s Carbon shared the same specifications but features a carbon fibre body. Both the models have slim bezels and while the Lenovo Yoga 13s comes in a grey variant, the Carbon model comes in white.Lenovo Yoga 14sThe Lenovo Yoga 14s can be equipped with either an Intel 11th Gen Core-i5 1135G7 processor or the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor. It features a 14-inch display with 2,880×1,800 pixels resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. It comes with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage. The batter is 61Wh and connectivity options include a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port and two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports. The Intel variant weighs about 1.38kg.Lenovo Yoga 14cThe Lenovo Yoga 14c is offered in two configurations, one with the Intel 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage, and the other with a 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 CPU with the same amount of RAM and storage. You also get a webcam above the display, which has slim bezels. It comes in a grey colour option.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. 

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2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody review: Meaner and more agile – Roadshow

The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody gives Dodge something no other American rival offers: a full-size sedan with astronomical horsepower. Ford is getting out of the sedan business altogether and Chevrolet is trimming back its portfolio, with both companies shifting focus towards crossovers and SUVs. Thankfully, Dodge isn’t following that lead. LikeMighty supercharged V8Improved handling dynamicsMeaner…

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The Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody gives Dodge something no other American rival offers: a full-size sedan with astronomical horsepower. Ford is getting out of the sedan business altogether and Chevrolet is trimming back its portfolio, with both companies shifting focus towards crossovers and SUVs. Thankfully, Dodge isn’t following that lead.

LikeMighty supercharged V8Improved handling dynamicsMeaner looks

Don’t LikeAging cabinDreaded fuel economyLacks driver-assistance features

More than wider hipsThe new-for-2020 Widebody adds 3.5 inches of width compared to the standard Charger. In addition to the fender flares, the Widebody gets a unique front fascia with a mail-slot grille providing more direct route radiator cooling, as well as a new rear spoiler and side sills to better blend with the added width. The result is a more menacing design that gets many nods of approval wherever this sedan goes.Besides a more hulking stance, the wider exterior shell allows for the installation of thicker wheels and tires. In the Hellcat’s case, the previously standard 20-by-9.5-inch wheels wrapped with 275/40-series tires are replaced by 20-by-11-inch wheels covered in 305/50-series rubber.

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A new wheel and tire package also means the engineers had to rework the Hellcat’s suspension, resulting in new tuning for the three-mode Bilstein adaptive dampers, 32% stiffer front springs and larger anti-roll bars. Other chassis tweaks include a multimode electric power steering system in place of the old full-hydraulic setup, as well as brake upgrades with six-piston front Brembo calipers biting down on 15.4-inch, two-piece rotors.What’s the result of chassis revisions and meatier rubber? A much more competent Charger that instills more confidence through corners. With Track mode activated, steering response is nearly immediate, and the dampers keep the 4,587-pound big boy from being clumsy in turns. The Pirelli P Zero tires’ wider contact patches give the Charger commendable stick before the fronts begin plowing forward, and brake muscle is stout, quickly getting the car slowed down. Where the Charger’s size can’t be disguised is under braking and side-to-side weight transfers, but avoid slalom exercises and you’ll be fine.

The Hellcat Widebody is stiff in Track mode, transmitting impacts from every road rut into the cabin. Additionally, in Track mode, the steering weight is on the heavy side for street use — unless you want Popeye-sized forearms. Summon the Hellcat’s Sport setting for the best balance of performance and comfort. You’ll want Street mode for the gentlest behavior, but be forewarned that ride quality isn’t magic-carpet cushy and the steering still has quite a bit of weight with a small dead spot on center.

A wider body allows for the installation of wider tires.
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Supercharged centerpieceVisual and handling changes aside, the main reason anyone buys a Hellcat is for the 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V8 under the hood. It still makes 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque for 2020, but hold out for a 2021 model and you’ll get 717 hp in the Hellcat and 797 hp in the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The more powerful 2021 SRT Chargers won’t arrive in dealers until Spring, meaning if you want a Hellcat now, it’s going to be an example with 707 horses, which is difficult to pooh-pooh. Not with a 0-to-60-mph time of 3.6 seconds and a 10.96-second quarter-mile run. The Charger Hellcat is a brute that makes the right noises burbling at idle, which becomes supercharger whine during acceleration with a menacing exhaust note to boot. Throttle response is nearly instant, and a tidal wave of power is available at all parts of the rev band to forcefully push this sedan forward or spin the rear tires for smokey burnouts and donuts.The supercharged V8 is still the star of the Hellcat show.
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Power is routed to the Hellcat’s rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that, in Track mode, rips off rapid but not completely seamless shifts. You can shift it yourself with the steering wheel-mounted paddles, which offer respectable response to commands and rev-matching on downshifts. My advice is to let the computer do all the shifting, though, because the transmission is nicely programmed. For the times you aren’t trying to find a nice piece of pavement on which to perform smoke shows, the Street setting gives the drivetrain a more mellow personality. Gearbox shifts are smoother and slightly muted. Not surprisingly, the biggest strike against the Charger SRT is poor fuel economy, which is apparent with how rapidly the fuel gauge needle drops. EPA fuel economy estimates have this 707-hp beast returning 12 miles per gallon in the city and 21 mpg on the highway — numbers low enough for the Charger to be slapped with a $2,100 gas guzzler tax. Does that matter to a typical Hellcat shopper? Not likely.Same as it ever wasInside is where the Charger is showing its age. It’s roomy, with a straightforward layout and clearly marked controls. The front bucket seats are comfortable with generous side bolsters and trimmed with nice leather, while lots of soft-touch surfaces, an optional suede headliner and real carbon fiber trim bring some premium touches to this test car. There’s also a nice big trunk in the back with 16.5 cubic feet of space. Unfortunately, the interior design is a bit stale now and there are some budget-rate areas, such as the hollow window controls and flimsy plastic lower door panel compartments.The cabin is getting long in tooth, but the infotainment technology is still on point.
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What isn’t stale is the Uconnect infotainment system with its crisp-looking and responsive 8.4-inch touchscreen controlling a bumping 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio setup, navigation system that quickly calculates routes, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And to keep anyone phones or tablets from going dead in the Charger, there are numerous USB and 12-volt outlets within easy reach of people in both rows of seats. Sadly, anyone looking for a big driver-assistance tech menu will be disappointed. The Charger Hellcat comes with the federally mandated backup camera and standard blind-spot monitoring and that’s it. Things like adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning are not available.Big performance bang for your buckReally, when you think about what the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody brings to the table for $73,590 (including $1,495 for destination and gas guzzler tax), it’s a performance bargain. And that’s even truer with the Widebody, which allows the Charger to take corners in a respectable fashion thanks to its suspension changes and bigger tires.The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody will set you back $73,590 to start. 
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The Hellcat Widebody tester pictured here stickers for $83,150 with a handful of options that I’d gladly leave off, such as different wheels, a sunroof and some small visual upgrades. My ideal car keeps the frostbite paint job seen here, though, as well as the $1,595 carbon-suede interior package. I’ll also keep the great $1,995 Harman Kardon Audio Group, bringing my ideal car’s bottom line to $77,180.Yes, the Charger Hellcat Widebody has plenty of shortcomings, but when I walk towards this menacing machine in the parking lot, I don’t think about them. When I engage launch control and let the supercharged V8 rocket me forward, I also don’t think about them because I’m too busy laughing with glee. The Charger Hellcat Widebody is an immensely entertaining machine.

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Acer’s new smart speaker is a colorful contribution to the market – CNET

Acer’s new smart speaker will be available in early 2021. Acer If you’re interested in smart speakers, but not impressed by what you’ve seen from Amazon, Google or Apple, there are third-party speakers out there. Acer on Wednesday announced the Acer Halo, a $109 smart speaker with DTS sound, LED display and more.The Acer Halo sits…

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Acer’s new smart speaker will be available in early 2021.
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If you’re interested in smart speakers, but not impressed by what you’ve seen from Amazon, Google or Apple, there are third-party speakers out there. Acer on Wednesday announced the Acer Halo, a $109 smart speaker with DTS sound, LED display and more.The Acer Halo sits on a base lit up by RGB lighting you can customize. The glowing lights can sync with streaming music, too. That music streams from a speaker with DTS sound designed to project in 360 degrees to fill the room.

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On the front of the speaker’s gray fabric cover, an LED light display provides visual information like weather or time. Acer is working on an app that will let you personalize the message or image displayed via LED.An LED display on the front of the speaker displays information.
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The smarts behind this speaker come from Google Assistant. You’ll use the usual “Hey, Google” voice command to request music, podcasts, news and answers to questions. The Acer Halo is equipped with two far-field omnidirectional microphones to detect ambient noise and voice commands. A physical switch is available to mute the microphones.Acer isn’t the first third-party manufacturer to try its hand at a smart speaker. We’ve seen successful models from Bose and Sonos, among others. The Acer Halo Smart Speaker will be available in North America in early 2021 starting at $109. Its European price of 119 euros converts to about £110 or AU$200. 

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