Xbox One & PlayStation 4 Demo Shows Off Graphical Power (Video)

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A new video from AMD showcasing the power of its new A-series APUs also helps show the graphics capabilities of the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Both new video consoles use custom Jaguar processors from AMD, which use the same technology as the A-Series chipset the company produces for PCs. While this new video shows […]

HP Unveils New Envy, Pavilion Notebooks

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HP has just unveiled new notebooks that take advantage of the latest Intel and AMD processors for 2013 in the Envy and Pavilion line, with the former being the high-end range. Envy HP had refreshed several models within its HP Envy line. Adding a touchscreen, the 2013 HP Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook will come with […]

AMD Hires Point to Tablet and Smartphone Focus

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According to Reuters AMD recently hired two senior engineers from Apple and Qualcomm in an attempt to move more into the tablet and smartphone arena. From Qualcomm, AMD hired Charles Matar who has experience in System-on-Chip processors. He will help the company make new SoC chips for mobile devices in his new role of vice president […]

Microsoft Already Working on Surface Successors

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Even with many questioning the market share of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet and the device’s success in defining Microsoft’s tablet strategy, it looks like the Windows-maker is already planning successors in the form of the Surface 2, the Surface Pro 2, and a new device called the Surface Book. The three new devices are speculated […]

AMD Demos Prototype Windows 8 Slate

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While there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Intel’s and ARM’s chipset architecture on Windows 8 tablets, there has been little mention of AMD for Microsoft’s forthcoming platform that’s slated to debut this fall. At Computex this year, AMD is taking the opportunity to show off more of its wares and has shown off […]

Asus To Go Ultrathin with sub-$500 Ultrathin Notebook

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Chuong Nguyen caught up with Andy Lusky of AMD at CES 2012 and got a quick look at something Ultra. Well, that’s Ultra as in Ultrathin not Ultrabook. Given that everything with the word Ultra attached to it these days usually has thin attached, this Asus Ultrathin notebook has a few things that might be […]

AMD Readying MacBook Air, Ultrabook Challenger

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Chipmaker AMD may be readying an ultra-sleek notebook platform to challenge Apple’s MacBook Air and rival Intels’ Ultrabook. The company hinted at its plan in a recent interview with The Australian. AMD wouldn’t use Intel’s Ultrabook moniker, however, and the company would create its own brand, perhaps Ultrathin. In order for AMD to be successful […]

Google Adds Intel, AMD Compatibility to Ice Cream Sandwich

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Google is now releasing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility code for x86 chip architecture, covering AMD and Intel processors, in addition to the ARM CPU that the platform already supports. Earlier this Fall at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel’s been hot and heavy over Android, showing various prototypes of Android running on Atom […]

Windows 8 Tablets Run on AMD Processors Too (Video)

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Not that we don’t already know Windows can run on AMD processors, but in the interest of fairness, here’s a video from Engadget featuring an Acer Iconia Tab W500 and MSI WindPad 110W running Windows 8 on AMD processors.   

Windows 8 Tablets: Microsoft Hosts a Game of Musical Chairs, But Will Taiwan Be Left Standing Alone?

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As part of the company’s strategy to not only accelerate development of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, but also to ensure that everything works according to plan, Microsoft had implemented an Integrated Development Program consisting of PC and tablet-makers as well as chip companies. The Apple-like approach to restrictions to ensure a better, tightly […]

Morning Wrapup: Eee Pad Transformer, Dragon Dictate 2.0 and USB 3.0 News

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This morning in Notebooks we have news about the U.S. release date of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, a review of Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac, a timeline for when you might see USB 3.0 in more notebooks and a review of the Scosche MotorMouth II Bluetooth speaker phone and streaming device. If you have been waiting for a notebook with […]

What’s Hot in Notebooks and Tablets for the Week of Feb 18th

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Another week is behind us which means another week of tech news and reviews to keep up on. We’ve rounded up the most popular news, how tos and reviews of the week from Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile to make sure that you know what’s happening in the world of notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Hot News from […]

AMD’s Geeky Valentine’s Day Card

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My wife wasn’t too concerned when I received a Valentine’s Day card from another girl yesterday. In fact we both laughed about it and we both applauded AMD for a creative PR stunt. AMD launched its power sipping APU at CES 2011 and I really liked them. The APU earned Notebooks.com’s Best Innovation Award at […]

AMD Fusion Making Waves at CES 2011

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We’ve heard quite a bit about APUs over the past couple of years, so it’s nice to finally see living, breathing products that are built around AMD’s Fusion technology. We’ve seen a handful of 11.6″ notebooks featuring Fusion in the days and weeks leading up to CES 2011, but we had no idea exactly how […]

AMD to Enter Tablet Market with Deccan APU Mobile Chipset

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Chip-maker AMD is looking to enter the tablet and netbook business by providing the processor (CPU) and graphics (GPU) capabilities through the Deccan APU, or accelerated processing unit, platform. AMD’s Deccan APU will most notably compete against rival Intel’s Atom-based processors. Intel’s Oak Trail platform is expected to make an entry into the netbook, tablet, […]

Acer Announces AMD-Powered Windows 7 Tablet

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Following LG’s sales of the E-Note, Acer has gone ahead to announce its own 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet that will be powered by AMD and will be shipping in February complete with WiFi and 3G for ubiquitous connectivity. The Windows 7 tablet from Acer will be shipping in February for an undisclosed price at this […]

AMD Backs MeeGo OS

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While Intel and AMD are rivals in the chip space, AMD is now backing the MeeGo platform that is developed jointly by its rival and Nokia. MeeGo is an open-source operating system that is based on Linux and promises many powerful features, and Nokia’s support of the Qt development environment means that Symbian apps can […]

AMD Fuses Processor & GPU, Shipping Next Year

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AMD’s crashed Intel’s party by setting up a demo suite at a hotel next door to the Moscone Center, home of Intel’s IDF 2010. Bob Grim, an AMD exec, is on hand to talk about Fusion. In the near future, AMD and its partners will be selling PCs with APUs, which puts discrete graphics and […]

So my Father-in-law Walks Into an Apple Store…

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For the past four years we’ve struggled to get my in-laws set up with video conferencing and media sharing. They live in a very small town in Pennsylvania, while three of their kids are in California and a fourth is in Illinois, which means they miss out on quite a bit. I can’t count the […]