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1 Unity

Unity is amongst the most popular and well supported game engines, allowing developers to create both 2D and 3D games. It allows games to be exported for a huge variety of platforms on console, computer, and mobile.

1 Game Engines

Software used to create video games. They are also used to create simulations, teaching tools, and other interactive software.

1 Volumetric Atmospheric Scattering Unity tutorial
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An in-depth, high quality tutorial for Unity describing how to produce the visual qualities that the atmosphere's of planets exhibit.

1 Laptop configurations

A particular hardware configuration of a laptop, also known as a "model" of a laptop. While these may have the same product name, the configurations may have different internals, such as different processors, graphics cards, or RAM size.

The different configurations will typically have a different code to identify it, referred to as a model number, order number, or part number.


SATA is a computer bus interface introduced in 2000.

While cheaper and more compatible than PCIe, SATA is a slower interface.

SATA 3.0 is the most common form of SATA SSDs, with a practical transfer speed of 4.8 Gb/s, or 600 MB/s.


NVM Express is a logical device interface specification for PCIe storage, for flash memory in the form of SSDs.

It is a faster, albeit more expensive, interface compared to SATA.

Today's NVMe drives achieve speeds up to 16 GB/s, with 32 GB/s on the horizon.


LPDDR3 is a low power memory device standard which introduces several key new technologies over it's predecessor, LPDDR2.

As a result of it's power efficiency, it is suited to smartphone, tablet, and laptop devices.

This class of RAM went mainstream in 2013, running at 800 MHz DDR (1600 MT/s).

1 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) (i7-8650U, 512 GB SSD)

Tech specs and browsable information about the 8650U model of the 2018 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

The main difference of this model is that it includes the highest-spec, low-power, Intel mobile processor, the 8650U, which is slightly faster than the 8550U, and also includes Intel's vPro technology for enhanced enterprise functionality....

1 Lenovo
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Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, known for its smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and servers.

They target both the consumer and business segments, but are particularly well known for their legendary business laptops.

1 Kaby Lake R

The "refresh" of the Kaby Lake line