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Via offers cheaper, faster Pentium 4 chip set

Via Technologies has released an upgrade to its Apollo P4X266 chip set for Intel's Pentium 4 processor that offers faster memory throughput -- and is available for 26 percent less than the P4X266's original list price.

Broadcom sues Intel over graphics patents

Broadband chip maker Broadcom Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Intel Corp., alleging that Intel chip sets have violated two of its graphics-related patents.

AMD's Duron catches Celeron at 1.2GHz

Days after catching up to rival Intel Corp.'s fastest mobile processors, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has begun shipping a 1.2GHz version of its low-cost Duron processor that matches Intel's fastest Celeron.

AMD demos 0.13-micron Thoroughbred processor

In a private meeting room at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) this week is giving its customers a glimpse at upcoming additions to its product line with the demonstration of two unreleased products: a 0.13-micron Tho...

AMD demos 0.13-micron Thoroughbred processor

In a private meeting room at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) this week is giving its customers a glimpse at upcoming additions to its product line with the demonstration of two unreleased products: a 0.13-micron Tho...

Intel's DDR chip set debuts

Opening the doors to cheaper and faster PCs based on Intel Corp.'s Pentium 4 processor, the long-awaited version of Intel's 845 chip set that supports DDR SDRAM (Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM), the 845-D, debuted at Comdex.

Tablet PCs to debut late next year

Tablet PCs may have taken center stage during Bill Gates' keynote address at the Comdex exhibition on Sunday night, but the devices won't be available to end users until the second half of next year, Microsoft Corp. officials said.

AMD catches Intel in mobile clock-speed race

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) Monday introduced the latest versions of its mobile processors, the 1.2GHz mobile Athlon 4 and 950MHz mobile Duron processors. The new chips will compete head to head with Intel Corp.'s fastest mobile Pentium III-M a...

Samsung gets lower chip costs with 300-mm wafers

Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory-chip maker, has begun producing 300-mm (12-inch) wafers at its fab in Hwasung-gun, South Korea. The wafers offer 2.5 times the capacity of 200-mm (8-inch) wafers and will result in lower production cost...

Dell breaks tradition and offers a $599 pre-built PC

In a departure from its build-to-order PC model, Dell Computer has begun selling a US$599 pre-built PC, the SmartStep 100D, on its U.S. Web site. The move is a break from Dell's successful PC manufacturing strategy, which requires that PCs be assembl...

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PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

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