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AMD Trinity APU prototypes get Computex outing

AMD Trinity APU prototypes get Computex outing

AMD has already waxed lyrical about the benefits of its 2nd-gen Trinity APUs, but the company brought along some more prototypes to Computex 2012 including a Transformer-aping tablet and dock. The Compal-made reference design is built around an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen and runs Windows 8, with AMD claiming its several years of collaboration with Microsoft on the next-gen OS means significant performance advantages over Intel- and ARM-based alternatives.

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HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

We had our eyes and hands on several of the models we're getting official information on today last month, now it's time to see what HP will be pressenting to the world in final form. First we've got the HP Z220 Workstations, then the HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations as well, both of these lineups bringing you no less than next-level Intel core and Intel Xeon processors.

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Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Flash may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but AMD is betting on a resurgence of the technology with the prediction that Flash games will equal their console counterparts in quality within the twelve months. The chip manufacturer made the ambitious prediction at the launch of the new AMD Trinity, the company's latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that delivers, among other things, hardware-accelerated Flash support.

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AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD is back, and the company isn't willing to take a back seat to Intel any longer. Trinity, AMD's second-generation APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) is official, and it's the mainstream platform the company expects to challenge Intel's Ivy Bridge in everything from ultrabook-rivaling ultrathins, though notebooks and into desktops and all-in-ones. SlashGear caught up with AMD earlier this month to find out what makes Trinity so special.

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MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

MacBook Pro 2012: 15″ Retina Display, USB 3.0 and ultra-thin

More and more information has emerged regarding the next MacBook Pros featuring Ivy Bridge chips, and now 9to5Mac has detailed exactly what to expect from the new 15-inch model. They say that Apple is currently finalizing the new laptop, and that it will feature a slimmed down design, drop the optical drive, include a high-resolution Retina display, and most interestingly, have several USB 3.0 ports.

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HP ProBook b-series and s-series take on the boardroom

HP ProBook b-series and s-series take on the boardroom

HP's the number one maker of computers in the world, mostly thanks to their Pavilion consumer-grade notebooks. But they've got a pretty wide array of laptops tailored to business users as well, and the penny-pinchers among them will find something to like in the ProBook b-series and s-series. The two families cover a range of screen sizes from 14 inches all the way to 17.3 inches, with prices to match.

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Acer Aspire One 725 netbook packs AMD Fusion

Acer Aspire One 725 netbook packs AMD Fusion

You might not necessarily want some of those upcoming Ivy Bridge mobile processors. Netbooks are still fine for light browsing and whatnot, right? Acer has just the thing for you in that case. The company has added a new netbook to its line, the Aspire One 725, which makes use of AMD’s low-power Fusion chipset, or more specifically, the dual-core C-60 processor.

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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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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 24, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 24, 2012

The HTC One series appears to have brought HTC back up to speed for sales - we hope! The world is about to head to space to mine asteroids for precious metals - or just gold and platinum. Samsung has revealed a new application for Unpacked 2012 that'll reveal the Galaxy S3 without a doubt. Google Drive is all but official today - now we just have to see how big it's going to be!

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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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