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Small is beautiful in future desktop PCs

May 12th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Whether you place one next to the TV as a home theatre machine or at the back of a monitor as a lightweight PC, these NUC machines have made desktops interesting...
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Intel’s Atom-based NUC takes aim at thin clients

May 1st, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
The fanless kit is targeted at low-end computers used to control digital signage or run kiosks and point-of-sale...
Intel pushes customised silicon, Big Data options in Asia
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Intel pushes customised silicon, Big Data options in Asia

August 21st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Source: Intel Intel has received “lots” of requests for custom-designed chips and software that work specifically with these chips, as data centres look to run faster, cheaper and greener while crunching and storing...
Computex 2013: can Intel convince users with “2-in-1” tablet-laptop devices?
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Computex 2013: can Intel convince users with “2-in-1” tablet-laptop devices?

June 5th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
As the first of these devices appeared in public for the first time this week, much hope is pinned on them to reverse the sharpest slump in PC...
Four affordable – yet fast – ultrabooks for about S$1,500
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Four affordable – yet fast – ultrabooks for about S$1,500

May 18th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Fast, portable yet affordable ultrabooks that hit the sweet spot for users looking for a new...
Does sharpest fall in PC shipments signal the start of the end?
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Does sharpest fall in PC shipments signal the start of the end?

April 12th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
There have been numerous warnings about the death of the PC but none has been backed by such a devastating fall in...
Will 2013 be an exciting year for PC enthusiasts?
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Will 2013 be an exciting year for PC enthusiasts?

January 7th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
CPUs are more powerful yet cooler and quieter, making a full-fledged living room PC truly possible now. Plus, with so many different designs, you'll be glad you are building your own PC rather than buying a cookie-cutter...
Picking the right Windows 8 version and device
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Picking the right Windows 8 version and device

October 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Even some folks in Microsoft are confused with the various versions of the new software out next week. Here's a quick primer if you are buying a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or...
Windows 8 tablets and hybrids: to buy or not to buy?
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Windows 8 tablets and hybrids: to buy or not to buy?

September 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Despite the most innovative designs in years from the likes of Asus, Dell and Samsung, will consumers bite? Will they junk their iPads and fat laptops now and go for a single device that does it...
Intel throws in “Clover Trail” Atom to the Windows 8 tablet mix
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Intel throws in “Clover Trail” Atom to the Windows 8 tablet mix

September 29th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Intel has formally showed off a new low-power Atom chip running on Windows 8 tablets that it hopes will help it muscle into a portable devices market that it had failed to break into...
Intel pushes ahead with 4th gen Core chips, aims to convince mobile users in 2013
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Intel pushes ahead with 4th gen Core chips, aims to convince mobile users in 2013

September 12th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Intel hopes the new chips will further push the sales of ultrabooks, which have wowed many users with their innovative designs, but have not sold as well as...
Goondu DIY: build a rocking Ivybridge desktop PC
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Goondu DIY: build a rocking Ivybridge desktop PC

August 2nd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A geek's adventure in building a desktop PC using the latest Core i7...
What next for the PC with Windows 8?
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What next for the PC with Windows 8?

July 23rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Three scenarios that we think might play out as mobile phones and tablets converge with computers in the next 12 to 18...
Here come the Thunderbolt motherboards from Asus and others
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Here come the Thunderbolt motherboards from Asus and others

May 22nd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The first Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards will be shipping soon, starting with vendors such as Asus, and users can look to hook up external drives much faster than with current USB 3.0...
Goondu Guide: Choosing an “Ivybridge” laptop
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Goondu Guide: Choosing an “Ivybridge” laptop

May 8th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
In the market for a new laptop? Just hang in there a while longer, as Intel’s newest chip, codenamed “Ivy Bridge” is just starting to roll out in laptops...
Geek buy: Corsair Force GT
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Geek buy: Corsair Force GT

April 30th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Using the popular Sandforce controller, it is at the apex in terms of SSDs for home users....
Asus motherboards to come with Thunderbolt support
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Asus motherboards to come with Thunderbolt support

April 18th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Tired of your MacBook-toting friends boasting about their fast Thunderbolt link that lets them hook up speedy external drives, monitors and a whole host of other stuff? Well, here’s some good news for DIY desktop builders:...
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Intel’s new CPUs roll out in geeked out Dell Alienware gaming desktops

December 19th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
On the new Alienware Aurora R4 desktops, the LGA2011-based CPUs are water-cooled, and where possible, factory overclocked as...
Goondu review: Sony Vaio Z, a new standard to follow
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Goondu review: Sony Vaio Z, a new standard to follow

September 26th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Let’s start by getting the price of this state-of-the-art laptop out of way, because S$3,999 is certainly not everyone’s idea of how much a good laptop should cost. No, not even with the full works – a Core i7...
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Apple = no virus?

July 24th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
You’ve probably seen those Apple ads that proclaim that there are no/few viruses for Macs. Well, it doesn’t matter that virus writers don’t bother with Macs because they only take up less than 5 per cent of the...