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AMD Z-60 APU for skinny Windows 8 tablets revealed

AMD Z-60 APU for skinny Windows 8 tablets revealed

AMD has revealed its new processor for tablets, the AMD Z-Series APU, intended to take on not only Intel's Atom but the ARM-based chips found in the majority of slates on sale today. The AMD Z-60 has, with a 4.5W TDP, the lowest power consumption of AMD's line-up, and is expected to bring its 1GHz dualcore speed to tablets as slim as 10mm with the first models - running Windows 8 - tipped for later this year.

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AMD unveils new A-Series processors

AMD unveils new A-Series processors

Chipmaker AMD has announced retail availability of its new A-Series APU. This is a second generation APU aimed at DIY computer builders constructing their own desktop, small form factor, or home theater computers. AMD says that the A-Series APU offers affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores, and fast processing.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon, RIM delivered its quarterly report, and even though it didn't look too good, it was still better than quarterly reports of the past. Samsung is teasing a new Galaxy Note II event for October 24, while Google turned 14 years old today and celebrated with a brand new doodle. Qualcomm introduced a pair of new processors for mobile devices today, and a series of new iPhone patents deals with things like disappearing buttons, 3D displays, and invisible speakers.

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BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

Another rather fabulous step towards total cross-platform compatibility has been made this week as the AMD AppZone Player is announced with full BlueStacks power under the hood. What you'll be doing here is working on your AMD-toting PC with an application called AMD AppZone Player - with this app you'll be able to play any and all AMD AppZone Android-based apps at your leisure. At the moment you'll not have direct access to the Google Play app store, but there's always a workaround.

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HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP ENVY Phoenix m9 PC gets super-slim 11mm x2401 Full HD display pairing

HP isn't all about new notebooks today; the company also has a meaty new ENVY desktop along with a super-skinny Full HD LCD display. The HP ENVY Phoenix h9 offers a choice of Intel Ivy Bridge processors and either AMD or NVIDIA graphics, with a choice of regular hard-drive or SSD storage, and an illuminated case which the company claims looks "armor-plated" but which we reckon has a touch of the fish gills about it.

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HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP ENVY m4 and Sleekbook 14 and 15 ultraportables revealed

HP has outed a new range of lightweight notbeooks, kicking off with the metal-clad HP ENVY m4 thin-and-light, and including the Sleekbook 14 and 15 for the mainstream. The ENVY m4 slots a choice of Intel Core i3/i5 processors inside its aluminum casing, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1,366 x 768 display; HP tells us we can expect up to eight hours.

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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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