AMD officially (and finally) unleashed its 2010 processor lineup yesterday, and Dell took the opportunity to launch its first desktop packing six-core Phenom II X6 processorsthe Studio XPS 7100, starting at just $749.For that price, you currently get a choice of CPU/GPU combination: Phenom II X6 1035T and ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics; 1035T and Radeon HD 5670; or the Phenom II X6 1055T and Radeon HD 5450.
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.
PC enthusiasts already know how important proper cooling is in order to squeeze the most performance out of your rig, to the extent that they buy or build elaborately liquid-cooled setups and the hardest of hardcore overclockers try setting records with liquid nitrogen. One of the latest trends in air-based cooling (i.
Lenovo today announced 10 new and updated laptops and desktops including the company's first all-in-ones with touchscreens.
HP killed off development of its Slate tablet recently, supposedly because of the company's unhappiness with how it ran Windows 7. After HP acquired Palm and promised that webOS would boldly go where webOS had not gone before, everybody assumed that HP meant tablets, and now we're hearing the first rumblings of a webOS-powered tablet coming through HP's pipeline.
Being the world's lightest 13-inch laptop isn't big news these days, but Toshiba's forthcoming notebook has a couple of extras that give it a bit more cachet.The company hasn't made a formal announcement, so the name and pricing aren't yet available, but some interesting specs have leaked out from the VozExpress Web site.
This week the world's largest PC company revamped much of its laptop line. Though several of these new models offer Intel processors, the new lineup is also a win for competitor AMD.
High-speed, high-capacity 2.5-inch drives (the ones mainly used in laptops) are few and far between.
AMD has done itself no favors in the mobile market by taking so long to introduce some next-generation processors to compete with Intel's Core offerings. But it appears that the second-place chip company is ready to rumble in the laptop space, readying tri-core and quad-core Phenom II CPUs that could provide serious competition and recoup some market share.
DirectX 11 laptop graphics war heating up? Nvidia's mobile Fermi coming next month, according to Eurocom.
ATI had a good lead over Nvidia in the latest desktop graphics skirmish, getting its Radeon HD 5870 to market several months before its rival's GeForce GTX 480 reached online shops and gaming PC manufacturers. But that lead time appears to be a lot shorter on the laptop front, if one of Eurocom's product pages is to be believed.
If ultra-thin laptops are going to move to the mainstream and do more than elicit "oohs" and "aahs" at how slim they are, they must continue to improve their performance. Svelte style is all well and good until you can't do what you need to do because your laptop doesn't have the horsepower for serious work.