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Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation

Microsoft seems to be finally starting to leverage Skype in a more intelligent way. The company is reportedly offering OEMs the opportunity to pre-install Skype on Windows PCs. The new OEM preinstallation kit allows Skype 5.8 to be silently installed on Windows 7. If OEMs choose that option, it would significantly bolster the number of users for the VOIP platform.

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VIA unveils new ARTiGO A1200 DIY PC

VIA unveils new ARTiGO A1200 DIY PC

If you're the sort who likes to roll your own media computers, VIA has a new and slim fanless offering that might catch your eye. The machine is called the ARTiGO A1200 and the machine is only 3 cm thick. The overall dimensions are 24.3 cm x 12.4 cm x 3.0 cm, and it runs a 1 GHz VIA Eden X2 dual core processor.

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Dell introduces XPS One 27

Dell introduces XPS One 27

Dell has today introduced a new all-in-one computer in the XPS range, the XPS One 27. As the name suggests, it features a 27-inch display, which has a 2560x1440 resolution with LED backlighting. The computer will ship with the choice of new two Ivy Bridge processors, the Core i5-3450s or the Core i7-3770s. Intel’s HD 4000 integrated GPU will come as standard, but there’s the option to add NVIDIA’s GT 640M GPU with 2GB of RAM also.

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Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its entire Mac lineup with Retina displays. The imminent MacBook Pro refresh has long been rumored to feature the new pixel-dense screen and now the next-gen iMac looks to be getting the same treatment. The new iMacs are also rumored to feature the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a noticeably slimmer design.

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Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

After announcing that it was bringing Ivy Bridge to its M14X, M17X, and M18X models, Alienware is letting customers know that if they placed an order for one of these laptops before that news, and their order hasn't shipped yet, they'll be getting the new Intel CPU automatically, even though when they placed the order, it wasn't part of the product description. The company wants to avoid that feeling among customers who just barely missed out on the new upgrade.

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CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

High-end PC company Cyberpower Inc has announced that it will integrate Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX 690 graphics card into a CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system. This is good news for enthusiasts who want to have the most up-to-date and high-end impressive graphics in their computers. It is mostly aimed toward those who spend a lot of time playing computer games, but media enthusiasts will also be able to appreciate its power.

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Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

Six-year-old boy may set world computer expert record

There are a lot of computer whiz kids out there. We've all seen the local news stories about the teenager who's created an awesome app, or the high school student working on an ambitious robotics project. We've all met those guys. But how often do you see a six-year-old kid who's been creating video game emulators since he was four and knows computers better than most adults?

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