IFA, the big consumer electronics show in Berlin, officially starts today and several companies are using the event to announce long-rumored tablets. Do any of them have what it takes to compete with Apple's iPad?
Laptops & Desktops
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.
AMD's new chip architecture, dubbed Bulldozer, is being highly anticipated next year as the company prepares to match Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge processors. Included in AMD's plans, according to Fudzilla, is an eight-core CPU that will be aimed at the server market, but that will no doubt be of interest to performance desktop buyers as well.
Hot on the heels of Samsung's roll out of the SF series, the company is introducing the new QX410 and RF series laptops for those who want to pay a little more for improved performance. The QX410 is the first Samsung notebook to use Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics.
Samsung continues to design laptops with the ladies in mind, with the company's new SF series offering a fin-like design, ivory-colored exterior, and the usual press shots of the notebooks being clutched by an attractive young woman.That doesn't mean the three systems in the series (the 13.
GlobalFoundries, the AMD spin-off, is promising some major announcements aboiut its roadmap today. What it has to say will help determine whether AMD really can close the gap with Intel.
HP has released a new version of its Pavilion dm3 laptop that features a suite of hardware and software innovations designed to reduce one of notebook computing's biggest headaches: excessive heat.
When they're not creating liquid cooling solutions for OEM partners or for component makers like Corsair, the folks at Asetek like to water cool computers for the hell of it. A couple of months ago, the company released a video that showed how it liquid cooled an all-in-one PC, and now it's back with another project (and video): liquid cooling and overclocking a Mac Pro, ostensibly to reduce its noise level.
Fudzilla is reporting details about the next Intel Gulftown six-core desktop processor, which will be the follow-up to the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Not surprisingly, it's called the i7-990X, and will reach the market in the first quarter of 2011.
You gotta give LG's vice president of marketing Chang Ma points for hubris. Not only did he tell the Wall Street Journal that "The race hasn't started yet" in regards to smartphones (um, you're sure about that?
Like most new product roll-outs these days, Intel's launch of its new CPUs, code-named Sandy Bridge, won't be a complete surprise, thanks to a number of Web sites publishing information that's leaked out about the chips.Here's what we've heard so far from the leaks, none of which Intel will comment on.