Microsoft News Roundup: Surface Studio 3, Laptop 5, Pro 9 leaks, Intel Arc and 13th Gen CPUs, and Android apps on Windows 11

Today is the first day of October, meaning we’re approaching peak season for tech announcements. Microsoft, Intel, AMD, and more have already made big splashes and are expected to make more over the coming weeks. With so much news coming out each week, it’s easy to miss a few stories. That’s why we’re here to gather the biggest pieces of news into one bitesize roundup.

Intel announces 13th Gen desktop CPUs

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After months of rumors, Intel finally announced its 13th Gen Raptor Lake desktop CPUs this week. The new processors are built with the same big.LITTLE hybrid architecture seen in Intel’s 12th Gen chips. The lineup has up to 24 cores and a boost clock of up to 5.8GHz. Those cores are split between Performance and Efficient cores in order to deliver power when needed while not always requiring a full power draw.

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