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MSI throws an AMD Zacate chip in its latest mini-desktop

MSI has been cranking out low power mini-desktop computers, or nettops, for the past few years. Most of the computers in the MSI Wind Box line have had Intel Atom processors, giving you a desktop with netbook-like performance (and a netbook-like low price tag). But the company’s latest Wind Box packs a little more punch. […]

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Asus Eee Box nettops now feature AMD Fusion chips

Asus has added two new mini-desktop computers to its Eee Box line. What sets the new EB1020 and EB1021 apart from earlier models though are the AMD Fusion chips. The Eee Box EB1020 features a 1 GHz AMD C-50 dual core processor with AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics — the same combination powering the Acer […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook now available for $399 and up

This is a pleasant surprise. Last I’d heard Lenovo had delayed the US launch of the ThinkPad X120e business-class ultraportable laptop until March. But guess what showed up on the Lenovo web site today? The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is now available for purchase for $399 and up. The base price gets you a laptop with […]

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AMD could position its low power Brazos chips for use in tablets

When I spoke with AMD recently about the company’s new Brazos chips including the low power AMD Ontario and Zacate processors, the company made it clear that while there was nothing stopping PC makers from using these chips in tablets, they were really designed with low power laptop and desktop computers in mind. While most […]

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First look at the Asus Eee PC 1215B notebook with an AMD Fusion chip

Asus hasn’t made any official announcements regarding its first laptop to feature an AMD Zacate processor, but the company did put one out on display at its CES suite this week. The Asus Eee PC 1215B looks a lot like other 1215-series notebooks from the Asus, but on the inside it packs a 1.6GHz AMD […]