This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the bigger reveals of the week - the 8th Generation Core processors from Intel. The branding is confusing to many leading to an important question - should I wait to buy a laptop with the new processors? Avram says, unless you're desperately in need, wait, unless the model of computer is not currently being considered for upgrade. Not all processors are currently being upgraded - in fact only the U-series Core i5 and i7 are on the upgrade path today. Avram's got all of the details on which to wait and which to buy.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.