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Wed
30
Aug
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Serenity Now! A Frustrated Users' Guide to Buying a Laptop

So, you want to buy a notebook? Well, I've been thinking of doing so myself. And, although my cheap arse hasn't yet decided on whether to go with a less expensive, bulky desktop or a sleek laptop, we can look over some of the important details to ... consider when purchasing the latter in today's market. There sure are a lot of things to consider, so let's get started. First, what kind of processor do you want? Better yet -- what exactly is a processor? A processor is the engine of your computer (in this case: the laptop). Although other components, like memory, will help determine overall speed ... (view more)

Sat
05
Aug
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Dell To Ship AMD-Powered Systems

The good news for AMD keeps coming: just days after the announcement that it will acquire major graphics card producer ATI , it has also been reported that the first batch of AMD-powered Dell systems are not far off. The development takes a ... significant chunk out of AMD's processing chip competitor Intel, which has in the past skipped along merrily, hand-in-hand with Dell. Much like the reasons behind AMD's surprising acquisition of ATI, Dell is changing its strategy -- and allegiances -- in order to revive itself. In recent months, competition from HP, Gateway, and others have slowed Dell ... (view more)

Fri
04
Aug
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Intel's Core 2 Duo Chip Launched

Intel's Core 2 Duo microprocessor launched this past week, and the event was appropriately sensational for the chip's highly anticipated release. In what might be considered the most significant occurence in Intel's history, a glitzy show with the ... theme "believe the hype" whipped anxious techies into a fury at the company's Santa Clara headquarters. And, according to many insiders, Intel's chip actually lives up to its billing. The 2 Duo features some massive spikes in speed while at the same time managing to significantly decrease power consumption. In comparison with its previous chips, ... (view more)

Fri
21
Jul
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Intel In Trouble: Processing Chip Company Facing Legal and Financial Woes

The processing chip war is already taking its toll on Intel. Recent reports suggest that not only is Advance Micro Devices (AMD) laying down a heavy antitrust lawsuit against Intel in Germany, but the latter is also slashing 1,000 management ... positions worldwide in order to remain competitive. Infopackets recently reported on the clearance of current generation processing chips by both Intel and AMD, and the price is evidently proving costly for Intel. The battle between AMD and Intel is most ferocious abroad, where AMD plans on officially complaining to German authorities that Intel made ... (view more)

Wed
12
Jul
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Hit the Road, Jack: Mobility Manipulating Technology Market

With the popularity of WiFi, cell phones, the Blackberry, and laptops booming, the tech industry is being forced to come to grips with a world constantly "on the go." Desktop PCs are increasingly becoming immense paper weights for many consumers, ... and second quarter market research shows that this is having a drastic impact on many traditionally powerful tech manufacturers. From the beginning of 2006 until the recent end of the second quarter, the average AMD Athlon 64 desktop PC price sunk from $608 USD to $526 USD. The result is great for the spread of budget-priced systems to homes and ... (view more)

Mon
10
Jul
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AMD Price Drop: Battle Heating Up in Processing Chip Arena

Amidst rumors that Microsoft may cut the price of its Xbox 360 in anticipation of the release of the Sony Playstation 3, similar tactics are being employed in the world of PC processing chips. As a tactic to distract consumers from the long-awaited ... release of Intel's Core 2 chip, AMD is drastically slashing prices of its own products, by as much as 46%. (Source: reghardware.co.uk ) Interest in Intel's next-gen chips has been growing in anticipation of the Core 2 release in the next few months, leading AMD to "pipe up" in order that PC users remember their immensely popular Athlon line of ... (view more)

Mon
02
May
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'Informer', and 'Intel Application Accelerator'

Informer We like this -- It sits on your desktop and you can set it to show you when a program executes or exits. Plus Informer gives to you information about: current systen activity - CPU usage, number of running processes and threads, available ... memory, a full list of running processes with detailed information about each process, and fully qualified information about your computer system. Informer has no window. This is a text string dynamically showing information about current system load. You can place it at the desired location on screen, change font and color. Unlike many others ... (view more)

Wed
04
Dec
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AMD vs Intel -- a comparison between Celeron, Pentium and Athlon Processors

Update 20181211 : Notice to readers: this article is quite old (originally posted 2002), but still provides an excellent overview of computer processor history from the early 1990s to 2002. If you want to read a much more recent and up-to-date ... article about processors, we suggest reading " Which Processor is Better: Intel or AMD? - Explained ". Otherwise, please continue reading! -- Almost exactly a year ago this day I wrote an article which compared differences between AMD and Intel Processors. Oddly enough, today I received a question from Ali N. which asked, "What is the ... (view more)

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