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Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn fanless PCs breaks cover

Foxconn is set to get into the fanless PC realm with two new offerings running either an Intel Atom or an AMD processor. The Intel computer is called the AT-5300, and the AMD version is called AT-5600. Both machines are the small and compact type designed easily fit into tight spaces or entertainment centers in the living room.

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AMD teams with GameFly for major gamer push

AMD teams with GameFly for major gamer push

It appears that AMD is bringing the heat back to the world of gaming, or at least some pointed focus, with a deal they've struck with GameFly. This online video game rental and PC download service has a membership program which will be given for free (for 30-days) to purchasers of any of several new AMD processor packs. This membership also includes a 20 percent discount on brand new PC game purchases via GameFly's own PC store.

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AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD has just unveiled the next-generation of GPUs destined for ultrabooks and laptops. The Radeon HD 7000M series consists of the HD 7900M, the HD 7800M, and the HD 7700M, and AMD say that all three chips feature the new Enduro technology, designed to efficiently manage battery life by automatically switching from integrated to discrete GPUs when required.

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Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware has revealed the first stage of its 2012 refresh, updating the M14x, M17x and M18x gaming notebooks with new NVIDIA and AMD graphics, mSATA SSDs and caching for boosted performance, and bumping the default memory. The three notebook models keep the external aesthetic of their predecessors - think Stealth Bomber style angles and thousands upon thousands of user-selectable colored LED lighting - but inside there are big changes afoot. Read on for full details.

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Digital Storm intros new Marauder gaming PCs

Digital Storm intros new Marauder gaming PCs

Digital Storm previously showed us the Aventum line of gaming PCs, so ridiculously expensive that we haven’t looked at our wallet quite the same way ever since. The company has unveiled yet another line of PCs, but with some more modest prices this time around. They’re calling it the Marauder series, and the entry-level model starts at just $799.

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Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Xbox 720 rumored to have 16-core CPU

Another day, another next-generation console rumor. Once again, the specifications for the Xbox 720 are being hinted at. Previously we’d heard that the Xbox 720 will come in two flavours: a low-power and basic ARM version that will run apps, and the “main” console. The more powerful of the two was tipped to have two GPUs that could render graphics independant of each other, and a new rumor indicates the Xbox 720 could have a CPU with 16 cores.

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Sony VAIO E Series 14P packs Kinect-style gesture control

Sony VAIO E Series 14P packs Kinect-style gesture control

Sony has outed its latest 14-inch notebook, the VAIO E Series 14P, not quite an ultrabook but not letting that stop it offer gesture control and 7hr runtime. Measuring in at 22.4mm thick, the 1366 x 768 notebook runs Intel's Core i3-2350M processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory and AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics with 1GB of dedicated VRAM, and comes in black, white or pink.

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Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

This week there's a bit more action on the Samsung side of things as the electronics giant hires several AMD server specialists. These hires likely point toward a new focus in Samsung's processor focus, with former AMD vice president and until-Friday general manager of their server chip business Patrick Patla being Samsung's latest hire. Recruits to Samsung over the past year include several AMD titans from across the gamut, with chips for servers appearing to be the next aim of Samsung's SoC business.

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