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Technologies Review | September 18, 2019

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HP Mini 5103

December 15, 2011 |

The HP Mini 5102 was a decent notebook that was dependent on the single-core Intel Atom processor. Once the Intel Atom N550 was announced, HP right away released the HP Mini 5103. It is exactly the same as its predecessor save for the new dual-core Atom N550.

Netbooks are mostly made with plastic chassis. Metal is seldom used due to several reasons. The HP Mini 5103 maintains an anodized aluminum top that is black in color. The look is very stylish and really sets HP apart from the competition.

The HP Mini 5103 weighs 3 pounds which is understandable as it has a 10-inch screen and is powered by a huge battery. Like other HP netbooks, it has a default resolution of 1024 by 600 that can be upgraded to 1366 by 768 for a fee. There is another upgrade possible with the Mini 5103 too. You can choose to have the screen turned into … Read More

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370

October 17, 2011 |

The main idea of launching IdeaPad series from Lenovo was to appeal customers. The Z370 is certainly one of those appealing laptops having a catchy outlook with a peacock blue case. It has a 13.3 inch display with large stereo speakers. It is also very much affordable being an all purpose laptop as far its price goes. It is configured with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive with 5400 rpm which is a little slow as compared to other portables and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium and is available at as low as $629. That’s a very low price as compared to the current rates for top rating models but those models have much better specs with high performance with most of them having a 15 inch display. Most of the laptops like the Z370 having 13.3 inch … Read More

Asus Ready to Ship Updated Intel Sandy Bridge Notebooks

February 23, 2011 |

Asus has announced that the updated Sandy Bridge- based products will be released for shipping this week, immediately after the revised design is released by Intel. The company aims to prevent any further inconvenience and interruption to customers with this fast response. Asus will be rolling out revised G73SW, N53SV and N53SN models followed by N43SL, N43SN and N73SV in the notebook section. A previous customer can simply follow the swap procedure if they find that their models have been affected.

Asus has made it comfortable for customers planning to buy the new notebooks with Intel Sandy Bridge technology by clearly marking all packaging, including shipping cartons and gift boxes, to indicate the use of revised hardware. You just have to look for a sticker displaying “New Revision Certified Design”, either on the palm rest area or on the box itself.


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AMD launches marketing campaign to bank on Intel’s Sandy Bridge flaw

February 20, 2011 |

It seems AMD couldn’t wait to take advantage of the misstep of the king of CPU’s, Intel. With Intel still smarting from the chipset flaw that is tampering the rollout of its new Sandy bridge processors, AMD announced a new marketing campaign that takes a swipe with its tagline.

The campaign has been dubbed as ‘Ready. Willing. And Stable” which makes it quite clear to a chip engineer the reference. AMD will also run ad’s on several DIY sites, linking to a page on AMD’s site that flaunts the advantages of its Phenom II X6 processors over Intel’s latest.

Phenom II X6 1090T was the only unlocked hexa- core processor in AMD’s arsenal. Additionally, the Phenom II X6 is designed for heavily threaded workloads. Even though the Sandy Bridge flaw is a minor one that most buyers probably wouldn’t even notice, any opening Intel could offer AMD  is considered as too foolish to let … Read More

Intel previews Itanium Processor 9000

February 20, 2011 |

With better power management,improved architecture and reliability,Intel previews its next Itanium mainframe chip processor. Taking into account the advancements in Xeon processor architecture, the chip is code named as Poulson. Targeting the Unix and mainframe markets, no timeline has been set for the chipset.

The Poulson highlights eight cores, 54MB on die memory and bandwidth improvements. Most ideal for the present generation demanding workloads, it features flexible partitioning and dynamic resource management.The Intel Turbo Boost Technology claims extra performance on-demand for peak workloads and parallelism for fast processing.

Compatibility with the previous versions of Itanium chips and the 32 nanometer process technology are impressive specs of the chip. In many respects, the Poulson seem to resemble Xeon. Both are pin compatible and are capable of running all mission critical applications. There has been no details available on the price and release date.

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Intel’s Light Peak to come to Apple soon

February 20, 2011 |

Apple today made an announcement about a new high-speed connection technology. It is not certain whether the new connector will be part of the upcoming MacBook Pro update or will come as an altogether new announcement.Intel has been working on a technology called Light Peak and Apple is expected to adopt this technology in the near future but more likely to use another name than Light Peak. Intel had initially demonstrated Light Peak at its developer conference in 2009 using a machine running Apple’s Mac OS X.

Light Peak is a single replacement for the numerous cables that connect to monitors, external drives, scanners, printers and anything else that has to be plugged into a computer. This connector is significantly faster than even USB 3.0, carrying data at 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously. Connection speeds will not be affected by the transition to copper, according to the claims by Intel.

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Intel releases six-core i7-990X-the fastest desktop chip yet

February 15, 2011 |

The fastest desktop processor ever, Intel six-core i7-990X has started shipping. Running at a clock speed of 3.46GHz, the chip includes 12MB of cache and uses 130 watts of power.What is more interesting is the manual overclocking that further improves the processor speed.

In addition, the chip comes with a feature named Turbo Boost that can power the clock speed to a 3.73GHz peak. The speed delivered will depend on the power used and the application performance. Based on the old Westmere architecture, these processors are free from the Sandy Bridge flaw that Intel had recently announced. The Sandy Bridge flaw had resulted in serious setback to the company reputation which they expect to gain back with the new release.

Along with the Intel announcement came CyberPower’s announcement of the gaming desktop that runs on the processor.The $4,465 gaming system is named as Black Mamba.The new processor with its great speed and performance capabilities … Read More

MacBook Air to get Sandy Bridge update in June

February 11, 2011 |

Apple is in for an update of its MacBook Air this summer with the inclusion of Intel’s sandy Bridge processors. The MacBook Air upgrading is expected in June according to sources.The Sandy Bridge processor would be a huge add on to the MacBook Air, which currently incorporates a Core 2 Duo chip, which has been used since its introduction about three years ago. That three year span puts Core 2 Duo chips two generations behind the Sandy Bridge. This MacBook and the MacBook Pro also use Core 2 Duo processors.

Apparently PC makers are all eager to ship systems with the latest Intel processor because it speeds up the gaming graphics and multimedia tasks over current Intel silicon at little or no extra cost. This is due to the fact that the graphics silicon is built directly onto the main processor which is a first for a mainstream Intel chip. With the inclusion of … Read More