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April 1, 2010 by

The Intel Educational Appliance - Where do I get one?

Last night, when I floated the idea of a truly turnkey Linux appliance for education, I already had a device in mind. Although my musings were more along the lines of "One Edu Distro to rule them all," the idea of a complete ICT solution for small or medium educational settings has a lot of appeal, whether implemented in hardware, software, or both.

August 23, 2009 by

Okoro OMS-BX300 home theater PC delivers high performance, high price

While companies like Dell and Lenovo are trying to enter the home theater PC market at the low end, with unassuming processors and nary a Blu-ray drive to brag about, Okoro is heading in the opposite direction with its new OMS-BX300 "Blu-ray Digital Entertainment System." Forget an Intel Atom or AMD Athlon CPU—Intel's high-performance Core i7 920 2.

January 12, 2009 by

Intel to tackle AMD in 'ultrathin' market

AMD, having annoyed tech taxonomists everywhere by launching its Athlon Neo chipset for the 'ultrathin' category of notebooks (cheaper than an ultraportable, more highly specced than a netbook), already has Intel snapping at its heels.According to our sister publication News.

August 2, 2006 by

Dell notebooks to feature AMD's Turions and Semprons?

Andrew Gruen over at CNET Reviews blogged: Though Dell already broke up with Intel in the server market this May, Digitimes reports that the company is about to do the same for its notebooks. According to anonymous "sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers," Dell is set to launch a full range of AMD-based laptops based on the Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 X2 processors in the forth quarter of this year.

July 14, 2006 by

Conroe puts Intel back on top

A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.

August 24, 2004 by

Processor benchmarks: Intel versus AMD

Processors are now called upon to handle everything from simple text and graphics, through 3D games, to serious tasks like video rendering. We put Intel and AMD's desktop CPUs through the labs to see how they cope.


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