Online News October 15, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] Quanmax Announces QBOX Mini-1000 Series

    IPC, digital signage, and panel PC maker Quanmax announced the QBOX Mini-1000 series of pocketable based on Intel x86 platform. Measuring just 130.11 x 83.06 x 19.2 mm (DxWxH), weighing 174 g, or roughly the size and weight of a portable hard drive, the QBOX Mini-10×0 is driven by an Intel Atom…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard Pictured

    Microsoft is applying the design principles of its September-launched Sculpt Comfort (http://www.techpowerup.com/172479/Microsoft-Hardware-Debuts-Windows-8-Keyboard-With-Split-Backspace-Spacebar-Key.html) desktop keyboard on a new product targeting Windows 8 tablet-docked desktops and notebooks,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Liantec Announce ITX-QM77 Motherboard for IPC and SFF PCs

    Liantec announce ITX-QM77 industrial Mini-ITX Intel QM77 Ivy Bridge Mobile motherboard solution. The ITX-QM77 is based on Mini-ITX form factor and Intel Ivy Bridge (IVB) computing platform, supports Intel 3rd generation Ivy Bridge and 2nd generation Sandy Bridge Core i3 / i5 / i7 mobile processors,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD to Slash Nearly a Third of its Workforce

    AMD is reportedly working to cut its workforce by nearly a third, about 20 to 30 percent, according to sources who spoke with All Things D. That’s anywhere between 2,200 to 3,300 jobs. The sources say the cuts could affect employees in engineering and sales, departments that have been spared in…
  • [Techpowerup.com] New EU Energy Guidelines Could Cripple High-End Graphics Cards

    One of the biggest consumer electronics markets, EU strictly regulates materials, radio-emissions, and energy-efficiency of consumer electronics items eligible for sale in its member states. A new such energy-efficiency regulation is taking shape that specifically mandates integrated graphics cores…
  • [Expreview.com] Mozilla Delivers Firefox 16.0.1 to Fix Vulnerability

    Mozilla has delivered Firefox 16.0.1 aiming to fix “security vulnerability” of Firefox 16. Download Firefox 16.0.1 For Windows/Mac OS X/Linux Firefox 16.0.1 For Android

    More… (http://en.expreview.com/2012/10/14/mozilla-delivers-firefox-16-0-1-to-fix-vulnerability/24751.html)

  • [Techpowerup.com] ASUS Introduces the VivoBook S400 14-Inch Touch Ultrabook

    Yet another ASUS-branded Windows 8 mobile PC has went up for pre-order this week and it is a 0.8-inch-thick ultrabook boasting a 14.1-inch (1366 x 768) touchscreen. Named VivoBook S400, ASUS’ creation runs Windows 8 Home Premium (64-bit) and features a 1.7 GHz Core i5-3317U processor, 4 GB of RAM,…
  • [Expreview.com] MSI Rolls Out R7970 Lightning Boost Edition Graphics Card

    Recently MSI updates its R7970 Lightning with R7970 Lightning Boost Edition graphics card, the new model is consistent with the original one in hardware configuration but with new BIOS. R7970 Lightning Boost Edition boasts Twin Frozr IV cooler and 14+2+1 phase power supply, features GPU Reactor,…
  • [Techpowerup.com] BenQ Announces the VW2230H and VW2430H VA Monitors

    BenQ has this week introduced a couple of new, shiny widescreen monitors, the 21.5-inch VW2230H and the 24-inch VW2430H. Both models feature an asymmetrical design, a white coating, a mobile phone holder (that little green thing), and make use of LED backlighting and a VA panel.

    BenQ’s displays…

  • [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…
  • [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] 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] 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…
  • [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…

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