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

    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
    Gaming

    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)
    Gaming

    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
    Tablets

    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
    Laptops

    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
    Tablets

    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
    Laptops

    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
    Gaming

    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?
    Gaming

    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   review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Toshiba NB550D-10G mini review

    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...

  • AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics
    Laptops

    AMD Fusion chips bring all-day battery life and enhanced graphics

    By 4 January 2011

    Pocket-lint recently brought you news of the new Intel Sandy Bridge next-gen Core i processors, and now, hot on its tail,  AMD is showcasing its new Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Units) at CES in Las Vegas. The new class of combined CPU/GPU processor...

  • Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo
    Online

    Intel and AMD form unlikely alliance for MeeGo

    By 15 November 2010

    AMD has been announced as the latest major player for the Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source project, joining Nokia and its chip making nemesis Intel at the table. Speaking at the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD's corporate vice-president of software development...

  • AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range
    Online

    AMD makes power play with all HD 2010 Vision range

    By 12 May 2010

    AMD has unleashed its 2010 line up of computer processors on the laptops of the world. Consumers will be able to find the AMD Vision 2010 CPUs on 130 new notebooks which increases Vision's presence in the market threefold. What users get out of opting...

  • ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card
    Online

    ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card

    By 14 January 2010

    AMD has announced the ATI Radeon HD 5670, a mid-to-low range graphics card for the mass market of people who want to pump up their gaming performance a little but don't want to pay through the nose for it. It supports ATI's Eyefinity technology, meaning...

  • Dell Zino HD mini desktop PC launches in the UK
    Online

    Dell Zino HD mini desktop PC launches in the UK

    By 10 November 2009

    Dell has announced a cute'n'colourful small form factor PC, or full-featured nettop, or mini desktop (whichever you'd rather) the Inspiron Zino HD. A Mac Mini rival from the world of Windows, if you will, the Zino HD offers space-saving measurements of...

  • Acer Ferrari One gets US date, AMD XGP box no where to be seen...
    Laptops

    Acer Ferrari One gets US date, AMD XGP box no where to be seen...

    By 10 November 2009

    Acer's Ferrari One laptop is expected to be hitting the US in January Pocket-lint has learnt, however it is unlikely to ship with the external graphics card designed by AMD that would give it the power of a desktop PC. Already available in the UK, the...

  • Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks
    Laptops

    Acer announces 7540 and 5542 multimedia notebooks

    By 25 September 2009

    At the same time as the Ferrari One, Acer announced the slightly less glitzy but certainly more powerful Aspire 7540 and 5542 multimedia laptops. The main difference between the two is that the 7540, as pictured, has a 17.3-inch LED backlit display, whereas...

  • We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook
    Online

    We catch up with the Acer Ferrari One netbook

    By 25 September 2009

    2009 may mean a lot of things to a lot of people but for Acer it's time to remind the world of its partnership with Ferrari by the launch of the annual motor car inspired laptop. This year sees the arrival of the Ferrari One, the first netbook to be handed...

  • Acer Ferrari One netbook races on to the scene
    Online

    Acer Ferrari One netbook races on to the scene

    By 24 September 2009

    Acer has launched a Ferrari branded netbook called the Ferrari One hoping to appeal to racing fans on a budget. Coming in the Ferrari racing red the model will feature a 11.6-inch high-definition 1366x768 pixel resolution, ultra-thin and light form factor,...

  • MSI Wind U210 available in the US
    Laptops

    MSI Wind U210 available in the US

    By 16 September 2009

    MSI has announced the availability of the new Wind U210 notebook in the United States. Weighing in at 3.2 pounds, the U210 is MSI's first notebook to feature the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6GHz processor. The 12.1-incher also features a 250GB hard drive,...

  • AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers
    Online

    AMD Vision to simplify computer choice for consumers

    By 10 September 2009

    AMD is "going to change the game" according to the company's corporate vice president and general manager Alberto Bozzo at the launch of the Vision marketing scheme in London this week. The chip manufacturer's research has shown that 66% of the public...

  • BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback
    Home Cinema

    BenQ nettop all-in-ones to offer Full HD video playback

    By 17 July 2009

    BenQ's new range of all-in-one desktop PCs will soon feature new Broadcom tech, that will see full 1080p video playback possible on a budget set-up. Thanks to Broadcom's recently announced Crystal HD, an HD video decoder solution for netbooks (and now...

  • Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop
    Online

    Packard Bell relaunches ixtreme desktop

    By 9 July 2009

    Packard Bell has announced that it's revamping its "ixtreme" product range, adding better specs and new features. Targeted at families the new design has a "sleek glossy black chassis with matt accents". All the media ports are front mounted, so you don't...

  • AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks
    Online

    AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

    By 8 July 2009

    AMD, which demonstrated its new DirectX 11 graphics chips last month at Computex, has been talking to Pocket-lint about the technology, when its cards will be available to buy, about the notebook market and about battery life on PCs. Microsoft's DirectX...

  • Medion Akoya Mini E1312 announced
    Laptops

    Medion Akoya Mini E1312 announced

    By 6 July 2009

    Medion has announced the launch of a "next-gen" netbook, the Akoya Mini E1312. Offering a 11.6-inch screen, the new netbook provides a high definition 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16:9 display with ATI Radeon TM Xpress, 1250 graphics and an HDMI port....