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HP Pavilion 20 AIO PC brings Windows 8 at $499

HP Pavilion 20 AIO PC brings Windows 8 at $499

If you want to get in on the Windows 8 universe with a lovely All-in-One but don't want to spend a pretty penny to get it, the HP Pavilion 20 All-in-One PC might be just the ticket for you. This machine includes a wireless keyboard and mouse in the box and will be appearing on the 23rd of October for just $499. And while that price shocks your mind, making you think that no high-class AIO could possible be that cheap, have a peek at its features here and now, starting with a choice of Intel or AMD processor right out of the box!

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Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Heterogeneous System Architecture might not be a phrase that trips off your tongue right now, but if AMD, TI and - in a quiet addition - Samsung have their way, you could be taking advantage of it to interact with the computers of tomorrow. AMD VP Phil Rogers, president of the HSA Foundation, filled his IFA keynote with futurology and waxing lyrical about how PCs, tablets and other gadgets will react to not only touch and gestures, but body language and eye contact, among other things. Check out the concept demo after the cut.

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AMD FX 4130 quad-core arrives with budget pricing

AMD FX 4130 quad-core arrives with budget pricing

If you're looking for a budget-friendly quad-core processor, you need look no further than the AMD FX 4130. This new AMD processor is a small step up from the AMD FX 4100, offering clock speeds at 3.8/3.9GHz to the FX 4100's 3.6/3.8GHz. Not too bad, especially considering that you'll only be paying $11 more for the FX 4130, which sports a price tag of $112.

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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD has snapped up ex-Apple mobile processor expert Jim Keller, hoping the engineer can bring some Cupertino-style magic to its future performance and low-power processors. Keller worked at Apple-acquired P.A. Semi as VP of design, moving to take up the reins as Apple's director of platform architecture, where he was responsible for the Apple Ax series of chips powering the iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

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Apple grabs AMD Trinity genius John Bruno

Apple grabs AMD Trinity genius John Bruno

Apple has quietly hired ex-AMD engineer John Bruno, the man responsible in no small part for the Trinity APU. Bruno is now "System Architect at Apple" according to a recent update to his LinkedIn profile, though the exact nature of his role at the Cupertino company has not been detailed. Still, there's no shortage of potential speculation as to what the chip expert could be doing.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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AMD predicts 11% drop in revenue for Q2 2012

AMD predicts 11% drop in revenue for Q2 2012

Another day, another financial result. This time it’s AMD's turn, although the company is only offering up preliminary numbers until the actual results go out on July 19th. Things aren’t looking so good for the chip maker, with AMD predicting an 11% drop in revenue from last quarter. The company had previously thought that revenue would increase by 3%, but has had to adjust its expectations.

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Where have all the iMacs gone? Refresh incoming!

Where have all the iMacs gone? Refresh incoming!

Dwindling supplies of Apple's 27-inch iMac have kickstarted expectations of an imminent refresh, with the company predicted not only to inject some 3rd-gen Core i7 processors but Retina Display too. Availability at big-name US stores - including Best Buy and J&R - has dried up, leading to chatter that a new model with significantly boosted specifications is waiting in the wings.

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Samsung Series 7 AiO gets Ivy Bridge refresh in South Korea

Samsung Series 7 AiO gets Ivy Bridge refresh in South Korea

Samsung has announced that it’s releasing an update to its existing Series 7 All-In-One PC that will bump the Intel processors up to Ivy Bridge and also add discrete graphics from AMD. The new version of the Series 7 will add one of Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPUs, and graphics will be handled by an AMD Radeon 6470M GPU. A 1TB hard drive is also onboard for all your storage needs.

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Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic has announced an update to its line of Toughbooks to include Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. The Toughbook CF-31 will be available in two configurations, Standard and Performance. The Performance model will come with a Core i5 3360M processor clocked at 2.8Ghz as well as AMD’s Radeon HD 7750M discrete GPU. The notebook can switch between the discrete graphics and Intel’s integrated HD 4000 GPU to balance power versus performance.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Netbooks may have had their five minutes of fame, but it looks like Lenovo still thinks life left in the category. Netbook News has spotted specs for the upcoming Lenovo X131e, the successor to the X130e that was running AMD’s Zacate platform. The X131e looks to have the new Brazos 2.0 APU, featuring either a E1-1200 or E2-1800 CPU, plus boosted Radeon HD 73xx graphics. Just like the X130e, there will be an optical ULV Core i3 option too.

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