Amazon Kindle DX, Still the Best E-Reader?

I know, this sounds like heresy after the iPad launch.  The iPad has a touch color screen AND the internet AND videos AND the App Store AND WiFi and the Kindle DX doesn’t.  Well, the great thing for consumers about a maturing technology market is the granularity of offerings get finer, more targeted to their needs and demographics. …

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iPad in the Enterprise

While most see the iPad as a new product category, I have heard a few rumblings on the risks of the iPad “killing”  notebooks. Seeing that our industry is supposed to ship over 300M PCs this year, I thought it important to check it out for myself starting from a work usage model standpoint. I decided to …

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Apple iPad: Early looks and things you may not be aware of

I am one of the last guys to jump onto anyone’s product bandwagon, including Apple’s. I choose electronics to make me more productive or have the most fun, regardless of the brand.  Good products are good products, and the Apple iPad looks to me like a good product that thankfully has injected some excitement into the tech …

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Apple iPad: Early looks and things you may not be aware of

Apple Store at the Domain in Austin, TX (Courtesy Deb Mathews) I am one of the last guys to jump onto anyone’s product bandwagon, including Apple’s. I choose electronics to make me more productive or have the most fun, regardless of the brand.  Good products are good products, and the Apple iPad looks to me like a …

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MIDs Versus PCs

This is the final part in an eight part series where I look at emerging Mobile Internet Device (MID) technology and predict whether or not MIDs may displace netbooks and notebooks in the future.  Check out the introduction, and part 2 (where I take an extremist view on why I believe MIDs will dominate the earth), and part 3 (where I …

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Extremist’s View of Why MIDs are little threat to PCs

This is part three in an eight part series where I look at emerging Mobile Internet Device (MID) technology and predict whether or not MIDs may displace netbooks and notebooks in the future.  Check out the introduction here, and part 2 here (where I take an extremist view on why I believe MIDs will dominate the earth). Here in …

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BlackBerry Bold as Mobile Cloud Workhorse

Cloud computing is rising in interest even during these uncertain world economic times and AMD is taking an important leadership role in the creation of the cloud. And in opinion, smartphones are increasingly becoming one of the most important cloud clients. What makes smartphones cloud-unique is their portability and versatility. One minute a phone, the next a …

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The Significance of HD Palmcorders to Netbook and Notebook Design

Low-priced, 720P HD pocket camcorders (palmcorders) are gaining market momentum and I believe consumers are drawn to the value proposition of low cost, high quality, portable, and convenient video capture and playback. As these devices proliferate, it leaves me contemplating how consumers will respond when they discover just how many of these notebooks or netbooks …

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The Perfect Netbook or Mini-Notebook

One great thing about blogs is that it is anyone and everyone’s chance to express their opinions, and I definitely have opinions. :> However, attacking one’s personal experiences is a bit like questioning free speech or democracy, but that’s exactly what makes Web 2.0 so exciting, everyone does it. So even when I get misquoted (never …

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Should the PC Be Worried about the Best DMA To Date?

I have believed for years that if someone with just minor technical understanding wants to watch their digital videos or photos on their big-screen TV, the PC is still the best choice. Question is, how close are we getting to the DMA (Digital media adapter) catching up to the PC? After years of personal testing, sifting through …

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The Right CPU and GPU Combination for a Balanced Platform?

In my last blog I talked about the importance of a balanced platform and what I believe consumers are doing with and aspiring to do with their systems. For this blog, I would like to discuss the required type of balance between the CPU and GPU required for some of the key usage models described …

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Why care about a balanced PC configuration?

There has been an incredible amount of discussion in the high-tech community talking about “balanced platforms” or “optimized systems”. The conversation or press coverage has interestingly enough been more about which component is more relevant versus the need for a balanced platform. Statements or misquotes like “the CPU is dead”, the “GPU is not needed …

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Secret Find of the Family Network Administrator: HP MediaSmart Server

My name is Patrick Moorhead and I am vice president of advanced marketing at AMD. Most of what I focus on is the non-traditional marketing like developing the new strategies to change the ways we would like people to relate to AMD’s technologies, new ways to leverage our platforms into the marketplace and new ways to …

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