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Razer Blade 14 Review: Made for Gamers, Great for Creators

The Razer Blade 14 released just a few short weeks ago is aimed squarely at gamers. The headline on the Razer website is "the world's most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop." But don't be fooled by the glowing green logo and the RGB-backlit keyboard: with its AMD CPU, NVIDIA GPU, and color-accurate QHD display, the Blade 14 is an ideal choice for photo and video editors who are looking for a PC that's portable and powerful.

Performance Test: Lightroom Classic is Way Faster on Apple Silicon

This morning, Adobe unveiled the long-awaited version of Lightroom Classic that is fully optimized for Apple Silicon devices, and we had a chance to test it out before release. Our hopes were high for a program so famously sluggish. Could Apple’s M1 processor deliver a hefty performance boost for photographers? In short: yes. The latest version of Lightroom Classic was up to 25 percent faster on the M1 than on our more expensive Intel-based Mac.

Benchmarking Performance: Lightroom on M1 vs Rosetta 2 vs Intel

Today Adobe publicly announced native support for Apple Silicon, which means you won't have to emulate with Rosetta 2 to edit photos if you have a new M1-equipped Mac. But is there a noticeable improvement over emulation, or even over Intel-based machines? After testing, we have some answers.

Apple Silicon is a True Game-Changer for Photographers

Late last week, Apple unveiled its most consequential product in at least a decade. 10 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days after Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the first iPad, Tim Cook announced the release of three new Macs powered by Apple's own M1 system on a chip (SOC)... changing the industry forever.

Intel Unveils Thunderbolt 4 with Better Baseline Features, Same Top Speed

It's a good week for specifications. Yesterday, we got the new H.266/VVC video codec; today, Intel unveiled Thunderbolt 4: an updated spec that features the same 40Gb/s top speed, but increases the baseline spec so that users get a more consistent (and consistently fast) experience no matter what Thunderbolt-equipped computer or peripheral they're using.

Apple May Reveal Plans to Ditch Intel Later This Month: Report

According to a report in Bloomberg, Apple is about to drop a bombshell at WWDC later this month. After years of speculation, the company is finally ready to reveal its plans to ditch Intel and start using its own ARM-based CPUs in future Mac computers.

Microsoft Unveils the Surface Book 3: Its ‘Most Powerful Laptop Ever’

Microsoft went on an announcement spree today, unveiling a new Surface Go, Surface Headphones, Surface Earbuds, and even a Surface Dock. But the coup de grâce, at least for photographers, is definitely the Surface Book 3: a powerful new high-end laptop targeted at designers and content creators.