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Wait, it’s back-to-school season already? I thought kids were still in school? Either my calendar is wrong or Hewlett-Packard is just way ahead of schedule with its 2015 line of back-to-school computers. The new laptops and convertibles encompass three different lines including the Pavilion x360, ENVY x360, and the venerable Pavilion notebook family. We’ll start off with the Pavilion x360 line which includes refreshed 11- and 13-inch models. The 11-inch model (HD display) features a fanless design and can be equipped with Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. However, those craving a little bit... Read more...
The cyberwar and war of words between the United States and China is never-ending. When we last visited the tense relationship between the U.S. and China, President Barack Obama was crying foul over draft anti-terrorism legislation that would negatively affect American companies conducting business in China. More to the point, Obama took direct issue with language in the bill that would require American companies operating within China to deliver encryption keys to the Chinese government, install security backdoors, and keep all user data on Chinese soil. "Those kinds of restrictive practices I... Read more...
There's an old adage that says you have to spend money to make money, and if that's truly the case, AMD better think long and hard about its investments, or lack thereof. According to a Chinese-language report, the Sunnyvale chip designer's quarterly R&D spending has declined since 2012 and is at the lowest level since 2004. Prior to that, AMD's spending was flat through 2011 before dipping down to $238 million, which is how much it spent on R&D last quarter. Meanwhile, rival NVIDIA has switched places with AMD over the past several years and has increased R&D spending... Read more...
Intel is reportedly attempting to negotiate a deal to acquire Altera, an American company that designs and manufacturers FPGAs, or field-programmable gate arrays. The figure that's out there is $10 billion, and if it happens, it would be Intel's largest acquisition ever. It would also help Intel expand its presence in other marketsAltera's chips are often found in cellphone towers, along with military and industrial applications. These are all areas where Intel could make a ton of money, which also buys the company insurance against a changing landscape that's see the personal computer market lose... Read more...
Depending on the "3D" we're talking about, it could either be amazing, or "meh". 3D gaming? Awesome. 3D movies? Meh. 3D memory? Incredible. Why? Because with 3D stacked memory technology instantly gives a hearty boost to both density and bandwidth. There's a reason both AMD and NVIDIA are going to be making use of 3D memory in their respective future graphics cards. To help put things into immediate perspective, take a look at the "gumstick" SSD in the shot above (the long card). Because of their 3D memory, Micron and Intel say that hitting 3.5TB on drives of this size will be possible. Meanwhile,... Read more...
Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook 910 was introduced in January and is already a competent performer. The Chromebook 910 has been available with Broadwell-based Intel Celeron and Core i3 processors and can be configured with a Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display (base systems come saddled with a 1366x768 display). The Chromebook C910 and Acer’s wide selection of other Chrome OS-based notebooks has allowed it to capture roughly 40 percent of the Chromebook market according to Gartner. Today, Acer is ramping up the Chromebook C910’s performance with the announcement of a new processor option: a fifth Generation... Read more...
It looks as though Apple is about to get some major competition in the luxury smartwatch space. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook lambasted existing players in the smartwatch field, stating, “We were arguably the first modern smartphone, and we will be the first modern smartwatch—the first one that matters.” Today, three companies are working together to ensure that Apple doesn’t get a stranglehold on the smartwatch market with its Apple Watch. Google, which already provides the Android Wear platform for wearables, is teaming up with chipmaker Intel and luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer. The three companies... Read more...
Intel on Thursday warned investors that its first-quarter revenue is likely to be $900 million lower than previously forecast as it weathers weaker than expected sales of business PCs. As a result, Intel now expects to record Q1 revenue of $12.8 billion, plus or minus $300 million, compared to its previous expectations of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million.The Santa Clara chip maker placed the bulk of the blame on small and medium businesses standing pat with Windows XP. Microsoft finally put the legacy operating system to rest a year ago in April, leaving those who don't upgrade at a severe... Read more...
Intel's aiming to bring big core performance and intelligence in a microserver form factor with its new Xeon D family of processors, the company's first ever Xeon-based System-on-Chip (SoC). That sound you hear may be ARM's pulse skipping a beat, as Intel jams a mighty intimidating wrench into the rival chip maker's plans to dominate the microserver market. The Xeon D line is built on Intel's 14nm process technology and combines the performance and intelligence of its regular Xeon chips with the size and power savings of an SoC. According to Intel, Xeon D delivers up to 3.4x faster performance... Read more...
Although Chromebooks seem to get all the attention these days when it comes to Google’s Chrome OS, we mustn’t forget that desktop-based Chromeboxes are also out in the wild. Primarily targeting the small business and education sectors, these low-power, low-cost devices are billed as credible alternative to similar devices running Windows. Acer today has announced that it will beef up its popular Chromebox CXI line with two new models that feature the fourth generation, dual-core Core i3 4030U processor (1.9GHz, 15W TDP). This is a nice upgrade from the Celeron processors found in lesser members... Read more...
Intel just wrapped up an event at a location adjacent to the Game Developers Conference where the company talked about its vision for the future of gaming, and how Intel plans to further support the industry. Intel discussed some updates to its 5th Gen Core processor line-up, Intel graphics developments, the Intel Hardware SDK, and its various game developer tools. Some walk-on guest were also brought out to discuss a few new partnership announcements and programs designed to bring more diversity to gaming and the game industry.Pete Baker, Vice President in Intel’s Software and Services Group opened... Read more...
When it comes to the mobile market, Intel is coming on strong as of late, and we’re not just talking about with notebooks. Intel’s Atom processors, while not as potent as their Celeron and Core counterparts, allowed mainstream tablets to run a full-featured version of Windows while still offering respectable performance and decent battery life.  Intel is ready to unleash a new family of Atom processors, and it’s taking a cue from its highly successful Core series of processors. Similar to the Good, Better, Best strategy with the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7, Intel is renaming its Atom... Read more...
After showing off its super-thin Zenbook UX305 at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco last September, ASUS has the system for sale in the U.S. The laptop owes its slim profile to the Intel Core M processor, which doesn’t require fans. The CPU is usually found in tablets and such, but it’s hard to resist for laptop builders that want to shave some millimeters off the height of their ultrabooks. Right now, ASUS is touting its $699 Zenbook UX305FA, which has an Intel Core M 5Y10 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 5300, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD for storage. The ultrabook has a 13.3-inch... Read more...
Do you want a rugged laptop or do you prefer a thin and light notebook? Typically you had to choose between one or the other, though Panasonic is looking to change the game with its new Toughbook CF-54, a semi-rugged system that's the thinnest and lightest Toughbook in its category. So, it has that going for it, but it's also well equipped with the latest 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5300U vPro CPU. The Toughbook CF-54 is a 14-inch laptop with HD (1366x768) and Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display options, the latter of which uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with glove-enabled... Read more...
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