John Morris

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John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.

John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine. He now works for a private investment firm, which may at any time invest in companies whose products are discussed in this blog, and no disclosure of securities transactions will be made. No investment advice is offered in this blog. All duties are disclaimed.

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The lowdown on Intel's Larrabee

The lowdown on Intel's Larrabee

With Siggraph 2008 starting next week and IDF (Intel Developer Forum) on its heels, Intel is revealing more details of its mysterious Larrabee project. Intel has finally stated unequivocally that its "many-core" architecture will be used in desktop add-in boards for 3D gaming that compete directly with AMD and Nvidia GPUs--at least initially, though there are other applications as well.

August 5, 2008 by in Intel

After a slow start, quad-core is catching on

After a slow start, quad-core is catching on

This week AMD is expected to announce that it has sold more than 1 million quad-core processors, according to the site TGDaily. That sounds about right since the company previously said it had shipped 500,000 in the first quarter, and 400,000 in the fourth quarter last year.

May 6, 2008 by in Intel

Intel cuts quad-core prices

Intel cuts quad-core prices

Over the weekend, Intel cut prices on its high-volume quad-core desktop processors. Intel trimmed the price of the 2.40GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 by 16% from $266 to $224, and chopped the price of the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700 by a whopping 50% from $530 to $266.

April 21, 2008 by in Intel

Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Laptop computers

Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Laptop computers

This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.

November 1, 2009 by in Intel

Details on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro updates

Details on Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro updates

After weeks of news leaks, there weren't many surprises left for Apple's event today, but the company gave its entire notebook line a badly-needed update. Major changes across the line included a stiffer, "unibody" aluminum case similar to the one used in the MacBook Air; LED-backlit displays; Nvidia graphics; faster processors and more memory; a redesigned touchpad; and mini DisplayPort connectors.

October 14, 2008 by in Intel