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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to a carrier near you soon, and one fact that seems to have slipped under the radar for many is that it comes with not just a massive display, but a gaming-ready quad-core Exynos processor as well. Samsung's own Exynos quad-core architecture inside this phablet unit makes for a fluid experience only otherwise available on Android with the LG Optimus G or the LG Nexus 4, both of which use Qualcomm's quad-core processor Snapdragon S4 Pro. Let's have a peek at what Samsung's double-punch of both the chassis and the chipset made by them for you.

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Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

Should I buy a $249 Chromebook for school?

If you're asking yourself if the brand new $249 Samsung Chromebook is going to get you through the school year, you'll want to know a few details on how this device actually functions. First of all, it may look surprisingly like a MacBook Air, but it's not a full-fledged system in the way you're used to - this device isn't made for massive video editing and it's certainly not ready for any big-name gaming adventures. What it is made for is web-based action - and lots of it.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus appears with Exynos processor

This week the fabled Samsung smartphone model known as Galaxy S II Plus has shown its face once again, having disappeared from the news circuit for several weeks only to show up in model form with a few more specifications here well into the age of the Galaxy S III. While it might not seem too sensible for the manufacturer to produce a device that's essentially the same as the Galaxy S II, a legacy device at this point, here with a larger display, they may well have their reasons. Perhaps preparing this device for markets that've not yet seen any Galaxy devices, much less the II or III, here comes the 4.5-inch display-toting dual-core Galaxy S II Plus.

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ODROID-X trumps Raspberry Pi with quad-core CPU

ODROID-X trumps Raspberry Pi with quad-core CPU

The Raspberry Pi made quite a splash by offering a cheap way of computing to students or developings using a 700Mhz ARM11 processor. Now a Korean company has created a similar board utilizing a much more powerful quad-core Exynos processor from Samsung. The ODROID-X will clock the CPU at 1.4Ghz and come with 1GB of RAM, a Mali-400 GPU, six USB ports, an Ethernet port, an SD card slot, micro HDMI, and microphone/headphone jacks.

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Galaxy S III pre-ordered by “thousands”

Galaxy S III pre-ordered by “thousands”

Last week it was revealed that various carriers across the world has placed pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S III to the tune of 9 million units. How about actual customers? We still don’t have any solid numbers, but Samsung and the Carphone Warehouse have put out a release saying that “thousands” have pre-ordered the phone in the UK, and that the numbers have “surpassed expectations.”

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Samsung Galaxy S III features break the mold

Samsung Galaxy S III features break the mold

Today we're going to take a look at what makes the Galaxy S III clearly the best choice for Android users who've owned a Samsung device in the past. The next-generation hero phone presented by Samsung this week known as the Galaxy S III is not an all-out whallop on the rest of the smartphone market, it's mean to further perfect the art. This is the trend now in the smartphone world, to take what's already working and tune it up a bit to a better place - and in no better place can this be seen than in this GSIII.

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TSMC 28nm ARM chip reaches speeds of 3.1Ghz

TSMC 28nm ARM chip reaches speeds of 3.1Ghz

We may be reaching the point where raw specs no longer matter and the software experience is paramount, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping manufacturers from pushing the boundaries. Chip foundry TSMC has created a 28nm ARM-based chip capable of reaching speeds up to 3.1Ghz. The chip is a dual-core Cortex A9 variant, and based on the “high performance mobile” process.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Launch Rumor Round-up

Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Launch Rumor Round-up

Tomorrow the Samsung Galaxy S III will be unveiled at the end of a long line of rumors, tips, and leaks which we've collected here. The collection of details that've thus far been released will culminate in the Samsung Unpacked event we're attending tomorrow in London, this event set to show off the next-generation Samsung smartphone in all its glory. Though you should, as always, take these tips with a healthy grain of salt, there's also a lot to be said for collecting and comparing them all against one another.

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Galaxy S III fake appears in the wild

Galaxy S III fake appears in the wild

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III rumors have ramped up considerably, now that we're literally less than a couple weeks away from the release of this device, the fakes have been piling up as fast as the real leaks. There's not a whole lot of difference between the "real" leaks and the "fakes," but there's fabulous examples of both right here, Samsung for everyone. Have a peek at this newest creation we've received in the mail just today from an anonymous donor.

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