The updates, which come as HP holds its Discover powwow in Barcelona, illustrates how PC makers are trying to deliver business systems that can replicate consumer-first design cues.
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Professionals in graphics-dominated fields like video production, web and print publishing and product design will always require large, high-resolution desktop displays. Apple's new 27-inch iMac has them squarely in its sights.
The open-air chassis, with room for six graphics cards, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo from miners looking to build their own cryptocurrency PC.
AMD's graphics and gaming unit carried the quarter, which saw the chipmaker return to profitability, while PC and notebook sales continued to dwindle.
If you look at Jeffrey Stephenson's hand-crafted designs, you can see the same level of clarity, simplicity, and harmony that one still sees today in the buildings designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
BARCELONA -- The 2013 OFFF Festival of design didn't focus on its high-tech roots, but on pushing artists to revisit the hands-on origins of creativity.
Plans to grow its mobile chip design team exponentially will help the Chinese PC maker gain better insight into optimizing its future devices, but it will not transform into a "chip giant" any time soon.
What does a PC maker do when the PC market is shrinking and demand for tablets is exploding? One option is to design hybrid PCs, which can switch from conventional PC to tablet and back again. In this post, I look at clever hybrid devices from Samsung, Dell, and HP.
Graphics chips are considered an important metric for gauging the health of the PC industry, and during the last quarter fo 2012 all the major players experienced a slump in shipments.
Business buyers who said no to Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT will get a chance to try the Surface with Windows 8 Pro when it goes on sale next month. Will the second time be the charm for Microsoft? Or will businesses pass on the radical tablet/PC design?
Building a PC should be easy. Design great hardware, add an operating system and any specialized tools that your hardware needs, and delight the user. So why do some PC makers insist on screwing things up?
Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.
A San Francisco-based creative director and design consultant looks at PC notebooks before and after Apple introduced the MacBook Air. Looks familiar.
In these mobile and bandwidth-conscious times, vector graphics have made a surprising and welcome renaissance in the form of icon fonts.
"Graphic Design: Now in Production" is a touring museum exhibition that explores how designers artfully experiment with type, color, shape, and imagery to persuade us to buy products (and ideas).
The processors, scheduled for release this week, are built on Intel's tri-gate design and promise better graphics along with integrated PCI 3.0 and USB 3.0 support
Much of this ThinkPad's design — and particularly the excellent keyboard — is traditional, but it packs plenty of up-to-date specs too: Core i7 CPU, hybrid discrete/integrated graphics, solid-state drive, USB 3.0 and a high-quality multimedia subsystem. All this makes for an expensive notebook, but it's one we're happy to recommend.
The ThinkCentre Edge 91z performs well, although a discrete GPU option would be welcome for graphically demanding workloads. We'd also appreciate dual-band Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, a less glossy screen, a slot-loading optical drive and a better keyboard.
Enterprise users, particularly mobile workers, will appreciate ultrabooks' portability, connectivity and functionality, but high price could dampen demand, analysts say.
Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.
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