Some svelte notebooks, like the HP Envy 13 and Dell XPS 14, have recently bit the dust, but Sony is not only carrying on with its Vaio S laptop, but also sprucing it up.The new 3.
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John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Years ago, Apple championed FireWire as its interface technology of choice, to some success (at least until USB 2.0 overwhelmed it).
While Intel is still the king of CPUs, chief competitor AMD can't ignore an opportunity to take advantage of a misstep by its rival. With Intel still smarting from the chipset flaw that is marring the rollout of its new Sandy Bridge processors, AMD announced a new marketing campaign that takes a swipe with its tagline.
Seemingly always prone to leaks, Dell had its road map for forthcoming phones and tablets leaked the other day, and now Engadget has received more details about the company's Windows 7 tablet, code-named Rosemount and due in June.First off, the tablet will be given Latitude branding and, as such, will be geared toward the corporate world.
At Mobile World Congress, the chips that power mobile devices are getting as much attention as the gadgets themselves. Over the past week Broadcom, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Samsung ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have announced new chips that look more like PC processors.
The mobile chip wars are starting to sound a lot like the desktop chip wars -- it's all about who has the most gigahertz and the highest number of cores. Nvidia is hoping to trump everyone with its Tegra 3 processor, which it debuted at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) and promised to show up in mobile devices by August.
Intel Core i7-990X officially launches: Maingear, CyberPower add it to their gaming PCs, Core i7-960/970 prices chopped
If you followed my posts over the weekend, you could probably figure out what happened on Monday: Intel officially acknowledged the release of its six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, its fastest (and most expensive) desktop CPU. That led to some additional PC manufacturers adding it to their systems, as well as some well-needed price cuts on a couple of older Core i7s.
Intel doesn't seem to be having much luck keeping its latest top-performing hexa-core CPU, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, under wraps. Already one gaming PC builder, Origin PC, has started offering the new processor in its systems.
Intel's latest six-core processor, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, hasn't been officially unveiled by the chip giant yet, but gaming PC builder Origin PC has just announced the new CPU's availability in its Genesis desktop as well as its Eon-17 gaming laptop.The i7-990X, no doubt the fastest desktop processor (as were its six-core predecessors), has a base clock speed of 3.
Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.