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Dell outfits new laptops with Intel Braswell, AMD Carrizo chips

Dell is refreshing its laptop lineup for the summer with a series of new models will begin hittin the streets within the next few months. The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series of 2-in-1 convertibles will be available with Intel Braswell chips for $350 and up starting July 29th. The Inspiron 14 and 15 laptops will be available […]

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Mid-range laptops with AMD Carrizo chips coming in June

AMD is finally launching its 6th-gen APU chips, previously code-named “Carizzo.” They’re designed for mid-range laptops with price tags between $400 and $700, and AMD says they offer a good balance of performance and power efficiency. The new processors use AMD’s new “Excavator” CPU cores and AMD Radeon graphics with support for H.265/HEVC decoding, and […]

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AMD launches 7000 Series chips for notebooks (Carrizzo and Carrizo-L)

AMD’s new processors for notebooks and low-power desktops are starting to ship. The AMD 7000 Series chips are now available in China and should be available globally soon. These chips were formerly code-named Carrizo and Carrizo-L. The new processors are 28nm chips which feature AMD Radeon graphics and support for DirectX 12 graphics. AMD says […]

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AMD Carrizo chips to offer better performance, longer battery life

AMD says it’s next-gen processors for notebooks and low-power desktops will use up to 40 percent less power than their predecessors, while offering a modest performance boost (and significant performance gains in some areas). While AMD isn’t providing hard numbers about power consumption or speed yet, the company says its first Carrizo chips should be […]

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Lilbits (7-21-2014): Are you ready for 8TB hard drives?

My first desktop computer didn’t have a hard drive. My first system that did came with a whopping 40MB of storage. We’ve come a long way since then. You can buy terabytes of storage for under a hundred bucks. Still, it’s kind of mind-boggling that Seagate has announced it’s begun shipping samples of its first 8TB […]