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Windows-loving AMD wants to design chips for Android and Chrome OS

Windows-loving AMD wants to design chips for Android and Chrome OS

By 5 June 2013

AMD chips might soon break away from Windows OS and land in tablets and laptops running Google's Android and Chrome OS.  PCWorld reported on Wednesday that AMD wants to expand its chips based on x86 and ARM architecture, which have long powered Windows... >>

AMD's A-Series APU trailer shows off power behind Xbox One, PlayStation 4

AMD's A-Series APU trailer shows off power behind Xbox One, PlayStation 4

By 4 June 2013

AMD supplies Microsoft and Sony with 8-core, Jaguar-derived chipsets, and now the company has released a trailer to highlight its A-Series APU that's based on the semi-custom units powering the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The trailer, titled Be Invincible,... >>

Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

Tomb Raider: Lara Croft's PC-powered hairdo uses per-strand physics system (video)

By 6 March 2013

We're not in the habit of writing about hairdos here at Pocket-lint. But there's a lot to be said for Lara Croft's new coif in the latest Tomb Raider game. Powered by AMD's TressFX, it gives higher-spec PC gamers the first in-game depiction of a real-time,... >>

Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset

Vizio announces 11-inch 1080p Windows 8 tablet, with AMD chipset

By 6 January 2013

Vizio has introduced an 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet at CES 2013, set to ship in the spring. The tablet features a full 1080p display and AMD dual-core 1GHz Z-60 processor, with discrete Radeon HD graphics, making it the first Windows 8 tablet to feature... >>

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

AMD rolls out Trinity APUs for laptops and desktops

By 15 May 2012

AMD has given its processor line up a significant refresh with the newly launched Trinity APU. The new processors, just like Intel's recently announced Ivy Bridge, do a lot to extend battery life, boost speed and increase graphics capabilities. Without... >>

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

AMD Windows 8 tablets landing in 2012

By 3 February 2012

Rather than waiting for the ARM-based threat from the likes of Nvidia to invade its PC market share, AMD has plans to expand towards mobile devices in the form of Windows 8 tablets. That's the message from new CEO Rory Read who was speaking to analysts... >>

AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

AMD to offer cheap Intel Ultrabook alternative

By 18 January 2012

Ultrabooks are set to make a big splash in 2012, the thin but powerful form factor clearly a huge advantage for those who need to remain portable. The one snag is the expense, however it has been suggested that AMD is looking to produce a powerful and... >>

9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

By 4 January 2012

We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will... >>

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

AMD Fusion explained: do you need it?

By 17 June 2011

Any new PC or laptop purchase means being confronted with devices adorned in shiny stickers. Search closely and you will spot a trend; most have a big Intel logo slapped on them. But there are a rebellious few that are adorned with the words AMD. The... >>

Toshiba NB550D-10G mini
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Toshiba NB550D-10G mini

By 28 February 2011

One of the first notebooks with AMD's new “APU” - that's a CPU and discrete GPU combined into one - packed into the case of a netbook that's also crammed with extras like Harman Kardon speakers, the Toshiba NB550 mini is a bit different. Is it an... >>