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Intel Sneaks out Cheap Pentiums

Intel is quietly offering a handful of low-end Pentium 4 processors to large PC makers. Normally trumpeted as Intel Corp.s flagship chip brand, chips such...

OQO Takes Ultrapersonal Computing to Next Level

OQO Inc. unveiled Tuesday an updated version of its ultraportable pocket PC, the Model 01+. OQO has upgraded its Model 01 Windows XP minicomputer to...

Microsoft, Intel Back HD DVD

Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. gave their backing to Toshiba Corp.s HD DVD format on Tuesday, as a next-generation DVD format war with the...

AMD Lures Businesses with Promise of PC Stability

AMD is offering businesses a new deal. The chip maker on Tuesday launched a program under which it has pledged to assist in locking down...

Beefier Desktops Lure Buyers

Laptops are now ubiquitous in the enterprise, but desktops arent going anywhere any time soon. As IT managers start to think about their hardware...

AMD, Intel to Ramp Up Performance, Cut Power

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel Corp. continue making moves to increase the performance of their processors while controlling the amount of power they...

Windows SideShow Surpasses Simple Tricks

Sometimes a multifunction device is a brilliant synthesis; sometimes its just a stupid hardware trick. The technical path of least resistance leads more often...

Dell Begins Taking Dual-Core Orders

Dell Inc. on Monday will begin taking orders for servers and workstations armed with dual-core Xeon processors from Intel Corp. The announcement comes about a...

Dual Core: What Is It Good For?

Do all of us need dual-core notebooks? I guess it hardly matters. I mean, I could put up a stink and say, hey, exactly how...

Notebooks Set to Double Up Processors

Dual-core processor notebooks are mustering to take over the world of portable PCs. The transition—a move that began in desktops and servers earlier this year—will...