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AMD launches Trinity processors with an eye on “ultrathin” laptops

AMD has launched its second-generation A-series line of processors aimed at a wide range of computers from desktops to “ultrathin” notebooks. You can’t call them ultrabooks because Intel owns the rights to that word. Code-named Trinity, the new chips in this family range from a low power 17W  dual core processor processors aimed at ultrathins […]

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Acer Aspire One 722 laptop with AMD C-50 goes up for pre-order

The Acer Aspire One 722 is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display, an AMD C-50 processor, and Radeon HD 6250 graphics. It’s not the most powerful portable laptop available, thanks to the C-50 chip which offers netbook-like performance. But it is one of the cheapest 11.6 inch notebooks you can find with support for […]

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Chip news: New ZiiLABS chips unveiled, 2 GHz Samsung chip on the way, AMD ships 3 million Fusion chips

The folks responsible for cranking out computer chips are having a busy quarter. Creative Technology has announced that it will bring two new ZiiLABS processors for tablets, Samsung says it will have a new 2 GHz dual core smartphone chip ready to go by next year, and there’s a report suggesting that AMD has already […]

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Asus Eee Box nettops with AMD chips inch closer to release

The Asus Eee Box line of miniature desktop computers have shipped with low power Intel Atom chips since day one. Sure, some models had higher performance NVIDIA graphics processors, but under the hood every Eee Box had Intel inside. But now the company is getting ready to launch its first AMD-powered nettops. Asus first showed […]

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Acer Aspire One 722 notebook to pack AMD C-50 chip

Last year Acer introduced two mini-laptops with AMD processors, the Acer Aspire One 521 and Aspire One 721. The key difference was that the 721 had a larger 11.6 inch display while the 521 model featured 10.1 inch screen. This year Acer updated the lineup with an Acer Aspire One 522 10 inch netbook featuring […]

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AMD C-60 netbook chip with Turbo Core coming soon?

AMD’s Fusion chips have made a little splash in the netbook and notebook markets this year, combining high(ish) performance graphics and low power processors onto a single chip to offer better-than-netbook performance at netbook-like prices. So far we’ve seen 4 different chips, the AMD C-30, C-50, E-240 and E-350. Now Macles reports that a new […]

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AMD to launch new Fusion chips for notebooks, desktops in Q3

AMD’s Fusion platform combines graphics and CPU functions onto a single chip to provide a fair amount of power while conserving energy. The first Fusion chips to hit the streets have been C-series and E-series low power processors for netbooks and notebooks such as the Acer Aspire One 522 and HP Pavilion dm1z. But according […]