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Mountain Lion signals end-of-life for older Macs

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In its announcement of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Thursday, Apple failed to mention that a handful of Macs that will be cut from the fold when the next generation operating system debuts this summer due to end of support for older Intel integrated graphics chipsets....
Mountain Lion signals end-of-life for older Macs

Windows 8: The tablet review

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Windows 8 is an odd, discombobulated beast of an operating system that suffers from an identity crisis of the most severe degree. On the one hand, the primary focus of Windows 8 is to bring touchscreen tablets into the Windows fold, but at the same time it cannot eschew the...
Windows 8: The tablet review

Photo of iPad 3 Logic Board with A5X System on a Chip?

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A forum post at Chinese site WeiPhone offers a photo of what is claimed to be the iPad 3's logic board showing an "A5X" system-on-a-chip. Apple is expected to introduce an upgraded processor and graphics package for the iPad 3, with the assumption being that it would be called the...
Photo of iPad 3 Logic Board with A5X System on a Chip?
HP's Chromebook is the biggest yet -- still sort of useless

VIA makes its first ARM-based Pico-ITX board, adds dual graphics for your in-car pleasure

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VIA has only ever really had a dalliance with ARM; the VAB-800 might be a sign that it's willing to go steady for awhile. As the company's first Pico-ITX board with an ARM chip, the 800 stuffs up to a 1GHz, Freescale-made ARM Cortex-A8 and 1GB of RAM into...
VIA makes its first ARM-based Pico-ITX board, adds dual graphics for your in-car pleasure
Intel leak details chips that will likely go into 2013 Macs

Samsung refreshes its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabook with touch; arrives in February for $749+

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Just about a year after Samsung first announced its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabooks, it's refreshing them with a higher-end aluminum chassis, backlit keyboards and touchscreens. The laptop, which will be available with a 14-inch screen only, will be offerred in black, red and navy (same as the GS III)....
Samsung refreshes its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabook with touch; arrives in February for $749+

Desktop chips zip along to faster speeds

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Mobility has all but eclipsed speed and anything else as the capability garnering the most attention in desktop processors. Today, the chip world is seemingly focused on producing low power chips with integrated graphics accelerators that perform swiftly and extend battery life. Many of these chips run well under...
Desktop chips zip along to faster speeds

Best Products of 2012: Cool PC Accessories

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This is where we give key peripherals, components, and networking products their due. The competition was particularly fierce in the router market this year, as companies jockeyed for position in both the nascent 802.11ac space and the more established 802.11n segment. Video card manufacturers answered Intel's challenge--the integrated graphics...
Best Products of 2012: Cool PC Accessories

Apple Settles Class Action Suit Regarding iPhone 4 Antenna

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CNet reports that Apple has settled a class action suit over the iPhone 4's antenna. The settlement comes from 18 separate lawsuits that were consolidated into one. All share the claim that Apple was "misrepresenting and concealing material information in the marketing, advertising, sale, and servicing of its iPhone...
Apple Settles Class Action Suit Regarding iPhone 4 Antenna

Intel's fourth-generation Core series delivers significantly better graphics performance

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Intel is clearly tired of Nvidia and AMD kicking sand in its face when it comes to graphics performance. The company has had a talented GPU engineering team for many years. With the fourth generation of Intel's Core CPU line those engineers finally get to strut their stuff. And...
Intel's fourth-generation Core series delivers significantly better graphics performance
Dell's Windows 8 three-way product intro: 10-inch business Ultrabook, all-in-one desktop, and a new tablet

Intel finishes crossing the Ivy Bridge with new desktop Core i3 models

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Intel has been staggering the rollout of its Ivy Bridge processors over the space of nearly half a year, starting with its higher-end quad-core chips; it's finally time for the company to complete the story and ship some budget Core i3 desktop parts. The semiconductor giant is coy about...
Intel finishes crossing the Ivy Bridge with new desktop Core i3 models

Intel's new mobile lineup: Desktop performance in portable packaging

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Intel unleashed its fourth-generation Core processors today, and the focus is overwhelmingly on mobile chips. The chip giant revealed information on ten new mobile processors, and the lineup (code-named Haswell) emphasizes processing performance, power-efficiency and integrated graphics--precisely because the traditional desktop PC is dying, and Intel's future is tied...
Intel's new mobile lineup: Desktop performance in portable packaging

Intel outlines upcoming Core i7 'Haswell' integrated graphics, touts up to triple performance

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A document released on Wednesday sheds some light on Intel's forthcoming Core i7 processors, which will boast new integrated graphics silicon that promises to double or even triple performance compared to existing models.    ...
Intel outlines upcoming Core i7 'Haswell' integrated graphics, touts up to triple performance
PlayStation 4 to have AMD A8-3850 processor and Radeon HD 7670 GPU?

Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150

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If you've been mourning Sony's decision to discontinue its super-thin Z Series laptop, you can at last dry your tears: the company just announced two flagship Ultrabooks that should more than make up for your loss. For starters, the VAIO Pro 11 and Pro 13 each weigh less than...
Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150

Roundup of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Features and Notes

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Apple surprised everyone this morning with a developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new release brings a number of iOS-like features to the Mac, as detailed in this video: - Messages - new version of iChat with iMessage support - Reminders - create lists and tasks, synced...
Roundup of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Features and Notes

ASUS adds liquid-cooled Haswell to its ROG TYTAN G30 gaming desktop (video)

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It's fair to say that Haswell doesn't do much for desktop enthusiasts -- a few percentage points of compute performance perhaps, but nothing like the major improvements for mobile SKUs and integrated graphics. Nevertheless, those questing after every extra FLOP probably ought to take note that ASUS is about...
ASUS adds liquid-cooled Haswell to its ROG TYTAN G30 gaming desktop (video)

AMD's top-end Trinity desktop chip could cost just $130, the same as a budget Core i3

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You can't get a Core i3 on Newegg right now for much less than $130 -- a sum that'll put you almost at the bottom of the Ivy Bridge league with a dual-core processor, 3MB cache and HD 2500 (i.e. not HD 4000) integrated graphics. That's why it's interesting...
AMD's top-end Trinity desktop chip could cost just $130, the same as a budget Core i3

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro could have 'unprecedented' battery design, no discrete GPU

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Apple’s (AAPL) 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is coming and some alleged photos of the laptop’s smaller display have leaked, courtesy of Chinese website WeiPhone. According to WeiPhone, the  13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display will have a design that’s very similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with...
13-inch Retina MacBook Pro could have 'unprecedented' battery design, no discrete GPU

Does Ivy Bridge replace discrete video cards for gaming?

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With Intel’s release of its new third-generation Core (aka “Ivy Bridge”) processing platform, the general consensus among tech reviewers seems to be that the processor company has finally made something of a breakthrough in how it handles its integrated graphics. AnandTech, Hot Hardware, Legit Reviews, Tom’s Hardware, and more —...
Does Ivy Bridge replace discrete video cards for gaming?
Microsoft Office on iPad Spotted, Coming Soon to App Store

Ivy Bridge benchmarks: CPU boosted 5-15 percent, onboard GPU handles Skyrim

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We've heard whispers of Ivy Bridge's benchmarking prowess, but now we have more comprehensive and independent test results of a Core i7 3770K CPU, courtesy of AnandTech. The conclusion? The upgrade is "quite good," which is Anand Lal Shimpi's way of describing a 5-15 percent boost in CPU performance...
Ivy Bridge benchmarks: CPU boosted 5-15 percent, onboard GPU handles Skyrim

NVIDIA working on Linux support for Optimus automatic graphics switching

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Linux godfather Linus Torvalds may have a frosty relationship with NVIDIA, but that hasn't stopped the company from improving its hardware's support for the open-source operating system. In fact, the chipset-maker is working on the OS' compatibility with its Optimus graphics switching tech, which would enable laptops to conserve...
NVIDIA working on Linux support for Optimus automatic graphics switching

HP intros three Compaq desktops, two displays for the business set

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In addition to all the laptops and printers HP announced today, it also has a few goodies for the cube monkeys out there. The company just outed a trio of three business-grade desktops, along with two monitors. First up, there's the Compaq Elite 8300, which is aimed squarely at...
HP intros three Compaq desktops, two displays for the business set

ET deals: 20% off Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop with discrete graphics

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15-inch laptops are a dime a dozen these days. You can practically recite the specs of any $500-600 15-incher in your sleep: Core i5, 1366×768 (glossy) screen, plastic chassis, integrated graphics, and a plethora of ports.Thanks to the decreased cost and increased competition in the PC industry, $500-600 is the...
ET deals: 20% off Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop with discrete graphics

ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

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With laptops, the screen situation is a tricky one. Of all the characteristics of a laptop, the screen size has the biggest impact on the portability and usability of your machine and picking the right size is critical. While we may ideally like to stare at multiple 20-inch (or larger)...
ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop
Apple Launches $1099 21.5-Inch iMac With 3.3 GHz Dual-Core i3 Processor for Educational Institutions

Intel Reportedly Shipping New Thunderbolt Controllers Ahead of April 23 Ivy Bridge Introduction

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VR-Zone reports that Intel has begun shipping its second-generation Thunderbolt controller chip, known as "Cactus Ridge". As previously discussed, Cactus Ridge will arrive in both four-channel (DSL3510) and two-channel (DSL3310) versions, offering Apple a pair of options for including the new chips in its forthcoming products.Another aspect that makes the...
Intel Reportedly Shipping New Thunderbolt Controllers Ahead of April 23 Ivy Bridge Introduction
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