Online News October 14, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Win8-powered Asus hybrid, notebook available for pre-order

    Microsoft must have lifted some sort of Windows 8 pre-order embargo today. In addition to being able to reserve a copy of the OS (http://techreport.com/news/23719/windows-8-now-available-for-pre-order), folks can now pre-order several different Asus systems…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_The Fierce Five_*
    1. Acer CEO: Microsoft’s Surface tablet threatens (http://www.siliconbeat.com/2012/10/12/acer-ceo-microsofts-surface-tablet-threatens-its-long-time-pc-partners/) its long-time PC partners
    2. PCWorld: Dell to continue…
  • [Techreport.com] Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice

    In our look at this week’s miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012_10_12_Release_roundup_Big_cases_big_drives_and_ambidextrous_mice/coolermaster.jpg …

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  • [Techreport.com] Multiple sources say AMD plans more layoffs

    A couple of weeks ago, we caught wind of a rumor (http://techreport.com/news/23659/are-more-layoffs-in-the-cards-for-amd) suggesting AMD was preparing to cut its work force to less than 10,000 employees, a drop of about 9%. That report came from VR-Zone, and now CNet has chimed in…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more

    OCZ seems to be suffering the effects (http://techreport.com/news/23713/ocz-warns-of-significant-q2-net-loss) of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting’s good—so long as you’re a consumer and not a shareholder or company employee, that is. The firm’s 256GB…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Seasonic Launches the New Lineup of the Platinum Series PSUs

    The launch of the Seasonic Platinum series has achieved great success last year. The fully modular Platinum-860W and Platinum-1000W power supplies have won numerous accolades and became standards of excellence for the 80 Plus Platinum design throughout the entire industry.

    This year, by…

  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Debuts the VivoBook X202 Touch Notebook

    For those put off by TAICHI 21′s second display and its price tag ASUS has introduced a simpler, but still touch-enabled, and Windows 8-loaded, laptop, the VivoBook X202. Priced at $599, the X202 is 0.9-inch thick, it runs Windows 8 Home Premium, and features an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) LED-backlit…
  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS TAICHI 21 Dual-Display Convertible Notebook Up For Pre-Order

    With two weeks to go until the official launch of Windows 8, ASUS has given the green light to pre-orders of its Win8-running TAICHI 21 convertible notebook featuring two 11.6-inch touchscreens. The back-to-back displays of the TAICHI 21 have an IPS panel, support up to 10-finger touch, and offer a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) iBUYPOWER Now Offering Pre-Orders On Windows 8

    iBUYPOWER is excited to announce that it is now taking pre-orders (http://www.ibuypower.com/info/pre-order-windows8.aspx) on new gaming systems with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Starting October 12, 2012, customers may pre-order a lightning fast gaming system from iBUYPOWER with the highly…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) ASUS Introduces the Windows 8-Ready 21.5-inch ET2220 All-in-One PC Series

    ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces the launch of the ET2220 All-in-One PC Series. This elegant 21.5″ All-in-One PC features a frameless 10-point capacitive touch display, SonicMaster audio technology, USB 3.0, HDMI connectivity and VESA mount compatibility.

    *Stylish…

  • [Techpowerup.com] Windows 8 Pricing Revealed

    Microsoft’s biggest launch of the year, Windows 8, may be under two weeks away, but there are still a couple of things Redmond managed to keep secret despite consumers getting a fair look-and-feel of the new operating system with pre-launch Consumer Previews. A large volume of Windows licenses are…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) CyberpowerPC Debuts its "Fang Taipan" Gaming Notebook

    Cyberpower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming computers, today announced its Fang Taipan, the most customizable gaming laptop with twin NVIDIA GPUS, 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors and enough memory and add-ons to make the most demanding games and applications sizzle.

    The…

  • [Techreport.com] My smartphone conundrum

    We’re on the outs, my iPhone 4 and I.

    Oh, we had a long and beautiful honeymoon. The iPhone 4 was my first proper smartphone ever, and I was immediately in love (http://techreport.com/blog/19447/my-iphone-4-is-awesome) . The effortless sliding of icons on the home screen, the silky smoothness of…

  • [Anandtech.com] Acer’s Upcoming Aspire M5 and V5 Windows 8 Laptops

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/6368/V5-571P silver Win8 straight_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/6368/acers-upcoming-aspire-m5-and-v5-windows-8-laptops)

    Continuing our coverage of Acer’s Windows 8 offerings, we’re nearing the end of the roadmap with the consumer laptop offerings….

  • [Techpowerup.com] MSI AE2712 Windows 8 All-in-One PC Pictured

    Here is the first picture of MSI’s upcoming performance all-in-one desktop based on Windows 8, the AE2712. As its model number might suggest, the AE2712 derives its name from its 27-inch display. The display is touch-capable, and features 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Under the hood is an Intel…

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