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Mullins-powered HP Pavillion 10z laptop now available

Low-power laptop includes a touchscreen display and a AMD E1 Micro-6200T processor.

The computer that’s likely to be the highest-profile hardware win for AMD’s Mullins chip has been released. 26 more words

Just A Nerd Ramble

I had recently bought a Samsung laptop (NP355V5C-S01US) from Newegg; recently by my standards, anyway. This was back when I still had money. I threw in a Samsung SSD (830 Series, 120GB) and removed Windows 8, replacing it with Windows 7 (it required some maneuvering in the BIOS — one has to enable “Legacy OSs” now, like 7 is ancient or something). 374 more words

Minecraft

AMD reports quarterly loss, stocks tumble

Advanced Micro Devices posted a net loss for the second quarter and gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter that missed expectations, sending its shares sharply lower. 21 more words

Major Change in AMD Turnaround Sentiment, Intel on Top

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE: AMD) caught even its less bullish skeptics off guard with its recent poor earnings announcement. The company even severely damaged the enthusiasm of its more bullish supporters, including our own view that AMD’s turnaround this time was very different. 1,012 more words

Technology

CPU DIE SHOTS

The Aesthetic of the Chip

THE DIE SHOT is the computer industry’s version of the money shot. These gorgeous photographs of a chip’s die, a block of the semi-conducting material of which integrated circuits are composed, are shot under intense light with a high-resolution digital camera using a macro lens or with a combination of microscope and camera. 62 more words

21st Century

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Dunkin' Brands, EOG, Time Warner, Wendy's and Many More

Stocks had tanked on geopolitical news of Russia-Ukraine and Israel-Palestine woes on Thursday, but the markets were staging a recovery on Friday. Many investors have decided that they want to selectively pick good companies with solid prospects now. 389 more words

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