Weekly review and outlook: At Logitech it's typing, at Microsoft it's binging


Mechanical keyboards are now more standard than exotic, the big hype is over. But when Logitech lately equips the MX series for the (home) office with exactly this technology, many pairs of eyes are sure to test it. The same applies if Microsoft distributes a strange update for Windows – and is silent about it.

Logitech, Sony and Intel in the test

With the MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini, Logitech has introduced mechanical variants of the high-end office keyboard series for the first time. Logitech describes the motivation as follows: They want to offer the “gamer” who has learned to love mechanical buttons when playing in their free time, the same experience in the office. With the exception of the ABS keycaps, the compact version of the MX Mechanical was basically convincing in the test, but the retail price can still drop by 40 percent compared to the RRP before Logitech's new range doesn't seem overpriced.

The new Sony WH-1000XM5 is also expensive, but in the test it also proved to be the currently best ANC headphones. But if you are toying with the idea of ​​buying ANC headphones and want to accept as few compromises as possible, you cannot avoid the Sony WH-1000XM5 at the moment. If you already own the WH-1000XM4, you don't have to change, because at around 400 euros the new model is significantly more expensive than the WH-1000XM4, which is now available for around 270 euros.

One of the world's first tests of one of Intel's new HX CPUs only made it to third place in the article rankings for the 24th calendar week. Although it appears on the data sheet, the HX series with the large 8+8 core Alder Lake S die from the desktop PC does not consume more per se, but it needs more electrical power to H(K)-CPUs on the same TDP level clearly in their place. Below 60 watts, the 6+8 core die of the H(K) CPUs is likely to be more efficient, but above that it is the large desktop die – and these performance ranges are increasingly being used on mobile devices these days.

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In the news, even Intel's market launch of the first Arc desktop graphics card in China, the A380, could not avoid one topic: Microsoft is currently distributing an update called “Microsoft Bing Service 2.0” for the Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating systems on selected systems. which is obviously related to the in-house search engine Bing, leaves users at a loss: there is no information about the update. Such approaches have a long tradition at Microsoft, and traditionally many users get upset about them. Access to the news was correspondingly high.

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What will be behind the hitherto functionless launcher remains uncertain even at the weekend. There was no response from Microsoft either when asked by the editors.

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TSMCs invites you to the in-house exhibition

In the coming week, ComputerBase will attend TSMC's manufacturing in-house exhibition in the Netherlands, which had already been a guest in the USA last week. In addition to the announcements already made there, it is very likely that there will be further interesting insights into the plans and technologies of the chip manufacturing heavyweight from Taiwan. In addition, numerous product tests are planned for the coming week.